Important Dates



Wednesday, February 21st
Report Cards
Special guest reader from the Alamance Children's Museum visits Little Knights, 8:15 a.m.
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
Admissions Testing (incoming 2nd-7th graders), 1:00 p.m.
Faculty & Staff Meeting, 3:30 p..m.

Friday, February 23rd
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Middle School Math Cruncher competitors present their research projects at the North Carolina Student Academy of Sciences Competition, 4:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology in Charlotte

Saturday, February 24th
Little Knights and Friends Fire House Tour, 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, February 25th
Middle School FLL, 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 27th
Take a Look Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.
Kindergarten Fair, 5:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Burlington

Wednesday, February 28th
All School Dress Down
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, March 1st
Black History Hall of Fame Show, 10:00 a.m.

Friday, March 2nd
Mass, 8:45 a.m.

Sunday, March 4th
Middle School FLL, 2:00 p.m.m

Wednesday, March 7th
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
Faculty & Staff Luncheon, drop items by 10:00 a.m. SIGN UP
Faculty & Staff Meeting, 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 8th
BSS Golf Tri Match vs Davidson Day & Sacred Heart Catholic School, 4:00 p.m. ( The Revival Golf Course At The Crescent, 220 Laurel Valley Way, Salisbury)

Friday, March 9th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
AYLA Eighth Grade Capstone Event


Spring Sports
The deadline to commit to spring sports is approaching. Please scroll to the athletics section and note NEWLY ADDED dates for golf.

The date for the PECSAA Kickball tournament is also published. Fifth grade students may now play Kickball. Teams of 5th & 6th graders and 7th & 8th graders will participate in the tournament.

´╗┐The SPRING SPORTS SIGN UP now reflects that fifth graders may participate on the Kickball team.
Knight News
Seventh grader Alex Solari represents BSS at the County Spelling Bee
Congratulations to Alex Solari on your third place finish at last week's All County Spelling Bee. We are so proud of you!!
Read the full article HERE and see all of the photos HERE.
Buy your Night for the Knights tickets or table (limited tables), begin online bidding, or make a donation to BSS! See the full agenda for the evening!

More items are added daily so bid early and often!

PECSAA Tournament Shirt Orders
If anyone would like to order PECSAA t-shirts from last weekend's tournament, please email  jackie@screenprintninjas.com. The order window is closing soon.
Help us stuff our raffle bags!
The Night for the Knights committee is accepting items for our YETI Cooler raffle. Every ticket purchase entitles you to a grab bag of prizes! Is your bar overflowing with wine, beer, and liquor that aren't your drink of choice? Send those bottles and cans in for the grab bags! Receive an item for Christmas that just isn't quite your style? Donate to us! Gift certificates in your stocking for places you'll never go? We'll use them! NEW and unopened items may be dropped off at the school!


Follow BSS Athletics on Twitter
Stay up to date with the sports report from Coach Egg @bss_athletic on Twitter.

Order Your Yearkbook!
If you did not place a yearbook order on the One Form, follow  THIS  link to place your order.
 
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Prayer Requests
Please remember in your prayers, Jeanette Shelton, sister of a former BSS teacher, Mrs. Judy Soyars.

Keep in your prayers, Sam Sebastian, son of Mrs. Sebastian, as he will be deployed to Kuwait in a month.

Prayers for the students, teachers, and family as they travel to Charlotte on Friday.

Prayers for all the families affected by school shootings in our world. 
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Community,

On Friday, February 23, MS Math Crunchers students will be competing in the North Carolina Student Academy of Sciences Competition in Charlotte. Students, under the direction of Mrs. Sebastian, have been researching, collecting data, experimenting and complying all their information for the presentation. We wish all the students the best of luck on their projects.

Mrs. Gomez

School Security
Mrs. Hackman and I will meet with Officer Lowe, Student Resource Officer of Williams High School, on Thursday, February 22, to discuss our school security.

Shamrock Basketball Tournament
Once again, BSS had a great time at the tournament in Charlotte. Our boys came home with a win, our girls never gave up, and our cheerleaders dazzled us with their routine. The best part was experiencing the camaraderie among parents and students. We truly are a BSS community!
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
2018-2019 Enrollment-Note these important dates!!

The week of Thanksgiving 2017 each family received a letter announcing 2018-2019 tuition and fees along with important due dates. This allowed each family to have over two months to prepare for contracts and enrollment decisions.

Contracts for families not requesting financial aid for the 2018-19 school year are past due!. Returned contracts must now include a $365 enrollment fee instead of the original $265 late fee and subject to space on the class roster.

If you have applied for financial assistance or you are a current recipient of the opportunity scholarship, your contract goes in the mail March 9th. Your contract and $265 enrollment fee is due March 16th.
Help needed in the Admissions & Advancement Office!

Please contact Tara if you are able to assist with any of the following!

  • Deliver Kindergarten Fair post cards to area Pre K classes at a list of Play Schools and Day Cares (Tara to provide the list). Cards need to be delivered by Thursday, February 24th.
  • Hang a color poster at your place of work, gym, neighborhood clubhouse, local coffee shop, etc advertising our upcoming Night for the Knights.
  • Sell Big 3 raffle tickets ($25 each) to your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors. Tickets will be available by THIS Friday morning. We have another year of AMAZING prizes!! Buyer does not have to be present to win!
  • Invite your friends to attend this year's Night for the Knights! Entire auction is ONLINE so we can enjoy basketball, dancing, and great tunes! This event is FUN for everyone!! Share the link listed earlier in the newsletter.
BSS will be at the 2018 Kindergarten Fair next week!
Tuition Assistance is available to families who wish to provide a Blessed Sacrament School education to their children but are unable to afford the full cost of the education. All assistance is offered on the basis of demonstrated need, and all assistance recipients must complete a Grant & Aid Application through FACTS Management Services to be eligible for tuition assistance. 

We strongly encourage Pre Kindergarten families to apply for the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship in addition to their FACTS application. 

The transition from Pre Kindergarten to Kindergarten is the one time an existing school family may apply and be considered for the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship.   

Blessed Sacrament Tuition Assistance Application open and accepting applications for new and returning students.

North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Application IS OPEN FOR APPLICANTS! APPLY HERE
 
If you need help or have questions about Kindergarten enrollment or tuition assistance, please contact Tara Hackman, Admissions Director at 336.570.0019.
´╗┐Spread the word to prospective students! Visit BSS!

Take a Look Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
February 27th
March 20th
March 27th

Winter Open House
Wednesday, March 14th
Drop in between 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m
Prospective families with children rising Preschool through rising 7th grade are invited to attend our Winter Open House!
Knights of Summer-2018 Summer Camp News
2018 Knights of Summer Registration is open!



Contact Coach Eggleston with any camp questions! ceggleston@bssknights.org
Parents in Partnership
Classroom Connections
Fourth Grade takes a trip to Raleigh!
Yesterday fourth grade spent the day at the Museum of Natural Science in Raleigh.
Middle School visits the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum
Founded in 1902 by Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Palmer Memorial Institute transformed the lives of more than 2,000 African American students. Today, the campus provides the setting where visitors can explore this unique environment where boys and girls lived and learned during the greater part of the 20th century. The museum links Dr. Brown and Palmer Memorial Institute to the larger themes of African American history, women's history, social history, and education, emphasizing the contributions African Americans made in North Carolina.
Sixth Grade and Kindergarten STREAM Buddies
Athletics
If you are participating in the Middle School tennis camp, be sure to mail in your registration ASAP! Forms went home in last week's yellow envelope.
Spring Sports
It's time to sign up for spring sports! If your child(ren) plan to participate in Golf, Softball, or Track please make note on the sign up even if you have already signed up via the One Form. The tennis email was sent out earlier multiple times due to an early deadline. No sign ups accepted after Friday, March 2nd.


TRACK Co-Ed grades K-3
Coaches: TBA
Practice: Thursdays at BSS 3:15-4:15 PRACTICE BEGINS THURSDAY, MARCH 8TH
Parent help is needed at all practices.
Students may wear their PE uniform on track Thursdays.

Optional Family Practices - Sundays 4:00-5:00 starting March 11th at Williams HS
NEW DATE ADDED! PECSAA Mini Track Meet is Sunday, April 15th at 2:00 p.m. at Bishop McGuinness
Final PECSAA Track Meet is Sunday, April 29th.

TRACK Co-Ed grades 4-8
Coaches: Jennifer Klein (  jennietuckklein@aol.com)  , Keith Rugh ( rughster73@triad.rr.com)  , Tara Hackman (thackman@bssknights.org)
Practice: Tuesdays at BSS 3:15-4:30  PRACTICE BEGINS TUESDAY, MARCH 6TH
Parent help is needed at all practices
Students may wear their PE uniforms on track Tuesdays.

Optional Family Practices - Sundays 4:00-5:00 starting March 11th at Williams HS
NEW DATE ADDED! PECSAA Mini Track Meet is Sunday, April 15th at 2:00 p.m. at Bishop McGuinness
Final PECSAA Track Meet is Sunday, April 29th.

GOLF  Co-Ed grades 5-8
Coaches: Todd Palmer (  todd@palmergenerator.com) and Chris Leupold cleupold@elon.edu
Practice: Practice either Monday or Thursday.
Dates will be added here and on the google calendar as they are scheduled.
March 7th: BSS Golf Tri Match vs Davidson Day & Sacred Heart Catholic School, 4:00 p.m. (The Revival Golf Course At The Crescent, 220 Laurel Valley Way, Salisbury)
March 12th: BSS Golf vs SPX, 4:00 p.m. at TBA away location
March 15th: BSS Golf vs BCA, 4:00 p.m. at TBA home location
March 22nd: BSS Golf vs SLS & IHM, 4:00 p.m. at TBA home location
April 9th: BSS Golf vs SLS, 4:00 p.m. at TBA away location
April 17th: BSS Golf vs SPX, 4:00 p.m. at TBA home location
April 23rd: BSS Golf vs IHM, 4:00 p.m. at TBA away location

KICKBALL Co-Ed grades 6-8 
Coach: Jennifer Lee (  Jennifer.sallyins@gmail.com)
Practice: TBA
PRACTICE BEGINS TBA
Date Added! PECSAA Kickball Tournament is Saturday, May 5th at Triad Park in Kernersville. This is an all day event with a family BBQ. Teams are made of 5th & 6th graders and 7th & 8th graders. Note that 5th graders are now able to play kickball.

TENNIS Co-Ed grades 5-8
Coaches: Tim Hackman (  timhackman@hotmail.com)  and Chad Brasington (chadbmd@gmail.com)
Practice: Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 at The Burlington Tennis Center
PRACTICE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7TH
Matches will be played on Fridays beginning March 16th.
AJTF Middle School Tennis Camp: February 26th-March 2nd SIGN UP!
New Date Added! AJTF Middle School Tennis Tournament is May 4th & 5th at Western Alamance High School
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