Important Dates

Wednesday, December 6th
Week of Giving Back
Eighth Grade St. Nick Skits, 8:20 a.m.
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
5th Grade Field Trip to See "The Star"
Faculty & Staff Meeting, 3:15 p.m.

Thursday, December 7th
Week of Giving Back
BSS Varsity Girls Bball vs The Burlington School, 4:00 p.m. at the Greenwood Terrace Campus ( 1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington)
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs The Burlington School, 5:15 p.m. at the Greenwood Terrace Campus

Friday, December 8th
Week of Giving Back
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Middle School FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.
Downtown Holiday Magic, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 9th
BSS JV Girls Bball vs Our Lady of Mercy, 9:30 a.m. at OLM (1730 Link Rd, Winston-Salem
BSS JV Boys Bball vs Our Lady of Mercy, 10:40 a.m. at OLM
BSS Varsity Girls Bball vs Our Lady of Mercy, 11:50 a.m. at OLM
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs Our Lady of Mercy, 1:00 p.m. at OLM

Sunday, December 10th
Middle School FLL Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, December 11th
Fifth Grade DARE Graduation, 9:00 a.m.
CANCELLED BSS JV Boys Basketball vs Burlington Christian Academy

Tuesday, December 12th
Take a Look Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, December 13th
Bake Sale to support our Christmas Cheer families, 7:15-7:45 a.m. in the Cafe
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
4th Grade FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.

Thursday, December 14th
Club Knight After School Care Closes at 4:00 p.m.
Christmas Concert and Reception, 7:00 p.m. at St. Marks Church (1230 St Marks Church Road, Burlington)

Friday, December 15th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Eighth Grade Nativity, immediately following Mass
Middle School FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.

Saturday, December 16th
BSS JV Girls Bball vs St Pius X, 9:30 a.m. at Burlington Christian Academy ( 621 E. 6th Street, Burlington)
BSS JV Boys Bball vs St Pius X, 10:40 a.m. at BCA
BSS Varsity Girls Bball vs St Pius X, 11:50 a.m. at BCA
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs St Pius X, 1:00 p.m. at BCA

Sunday, December 17th
Middle School FLL Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, December 18th
School wide Spelling Bee

Tuesday, December 19th
Christmas Parties, look for info from your child's teacher regarding party time
Early Release, 11:30 a.m.
Club Knight After School Care is closed.

Wednesday, December 20th-Monday, January 1st
School Closed

IMPORTANT UPDATE
BRPD Events Team does NOT plan to cancel this event due to weather. We will know tomorrow if they will operate on "Plan B" which means our school table will move to an indoor location. I will notify parents tomorrow evening of the final location of our table so that you know exactly where to drop off and pick up your caroler. Many of the caroling locations are indoors but we recommend that if rain is in the forecast, your child wear a hat or coat with a hood.

More middle school carolers are needed for this fun event!

Downtown Holiday Magic 2017
For the fifth year Blessed Sacrament School will have a booth at Burlington's 
Downtown Holiday Magic on Friday, December 8th. 

In addition to our booth the Middle School Chorus will carol throughout the city streets under the direction of Mrs. Spradlin. We hope that many of our middle schoolers will participate again this year and fill the streets with music during this fun event!  


2017 Christmas Concert
Thursday, December 14th
7:00 p.m.
St. Marks Church
1230 St Marks Church Road, Burlington

Join us for a reception immediately following the concert!


Preschool-4th grade students will arrive at 6:30 p.m. and wear Sunday/Christmas best.

Middle School students will arrive at 6:30 and report to the balcony. Soloists and band members arrive at 6:00 and report to the stage.

All Middle School boys will wear black shoes, black pants, a long sleeved white shirt, and a royal blue bow tie.
      
Middle School Girls will wear black shoes/tights, black skirts, white shirts, and a royal blue bow (or other hair accessory).

404-431-4494 or kspradlin@bssknights.org for questions or concerns

Knight News
Third Annual BSS Week of Holiday Giving!
Throughout this week our Blessed Sacrament School students are participating in a Week of Holiday Giving. Students are giving back to our local community in the following ways: providing a Christmas for two families through the Christmas Cheer organization, helping the shelter at Allied Churches by providing "new home starter bags" for families leaving the shelter to move into their own homes, providing place mats for Meals on Wheels recipients, creating cards for Blessed Sacrament Church shut ins, baking and delivering cookies to our community fire and police departments, showing appreciation to our Hillcrest Avenue neighbors, ringing the bell at Harris Teeter for our local Salvation Army, and other classroom projects.

Blessed Sacrament School is blessed to have the opportunity to share the joy of giving with our students and hope you will support us in this endeavor. 
School Wide Project-Christmas Cheer Families
This year our National Junior Honor Society students approached their adviser, Mrs. Bost about supporting two families in need through the Christmas Cheer organization. Our Christmas Cheer families are this year's school wide project and we hope that families will donate as you're able to help us provide the two families a joyous Christmas. NJHS students will be outside the multi purpose room each morning to accept your UNWRAPPED gifts. Please label family #1 or family #2 based on your selection on the sign up.


Please contact Aileen Bost with any questions at abost@bssknights.org

Parents watch your email for individual class opportunities to support the projects listed above.
Bake Sale for Christmas Cheer
Wednesday, 12/13 in the Cafeteria from 7:15 until 7:45 a.m. - All are welcome - students, parents, grandparents, siblings!

Breakfast items (donuts, muffins, etc.) and “lunchbox desserts” - treats like cookies and brownies that kids can buy and put in their lunchboxes to eat later
All these items will be $1.00 each

“Big Ticket” items like whole cakes will be sold to adults only - curbside service will be provided!
Visit from St. Nicholas
Each year our eighth grade students share the story of St. Nicholas by acting out skits. After the skits our students return to class and place their shoes by the door in hope that St. Nicholas will visit and leave a surprise! 
Introducing Sir Knight!
Keep an eye out for Sir Knight at BSS sporting events!
FIRST LEGO League Success
Congratulations to our FLL TechKnights on their recent success at regional competition. The students competed against 38 teams and finished in 10th place! Go TechKnights! Team members include Karsten Palmer , Quinten Onder , Alex Solari , Tristan Gallovich , and Jackson Benes . The team is led by their adviser, Hiroko Solari .
Congratulations to Trey Whitaker, our most recent Third Grade Multiplication Master!
Box Tops Coordinator Needed!
The Box Tops Coordinator coordinates, cuts, and mails the box tops collected twice a school year. Initiates fun contests, sends reminders through Facebook and the Knight Chronicle, and adheres to the deadlines set by Box Tops.

This is an immediate need for the second half of the school year as well as the 2018-19 school year. Contact Tara Hackman at thackman@bssknights.org if you are interested in this position.
Girls Take Over Tech
On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, Middle School and High School Girls are invited to an event entitled, "Girl Take Tech." The event is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the new Advanced Applied Technology Center at ACC (Entrance #4). 
 
Girls and their parents will
  • Tour the new Advanced Applied Technology center
  • Learn about ACC degree options in high-tech fields
  • See hands-on demonstrations by female ACC students
  • Learn about courses that may be taken tuition-free during high school
  • Learn about STEM courses recommended in 9th and 10th grade
  • Meet local women in high-tech careers
Refreshments will be served. 
 
Register for the event or get more information by emailing  teresa.pittman@alamancecc.edu  or calling  336-506-6011 . (Registration is not required, but is encouraged.)
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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SAVE THE DATE!
Bishop McGuinness Varsity Basketball Middle School Night!
Friday, January 12th
Girls’ Tip off 6:15 pm and Boys’ Tip off 7:45 pm
The Villains face South Stokes
 
All middle school students and their families will enjoy free admission
There will be a Catholic middle school cheering pit located behind the Bishop cheerleaders
Prayer Requests
Please pray for Jeanan Evans, grandmother of Emily Corradini (2 nd).
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Community,

Words are not enough for your giving generosity this week. Thank you for all the gifts for the two adopted Christmas Cheer families. They will have a Christmas that they will never forget. The ornaments for the neighborhood families, treats to our police and firefighters, cards for the shut-ins and inmates, collection of items for the families moving on from the Allied shelter, and everything that is being done this week demonstrates the largeness of our school community. In the words of Pope Francis: "Love and charity, are service, helping others, serving others…When you forget yourself and think of others, this is love! 

Mrs. Gomez

Rebates/Dine Outs
Thank you so much for participation in our rebates and dine out programs. So far we have received $160.72 from Biscuitville, $338.28 from Barnes and Noble, $100 from Expresslane Promotion from Harris Teeter and a BIG $981 worth of boxtops! Once again, thank you for supporting our school.

Little Knights Afterschool Positions Openings
There are two positions opened for the Little Knights after school program. If you are interested in working or know someone who is interested in working from 2:45-6:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, please stop by my office or contact me at mgomez@bssknights.org
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Spread the word to prospective students! Visit BSS!

Take a Look Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
November 28th, December 5th, and December 12th

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!

Time for Twos
Blessed Sacrament School's Time for Twos program is designed as a gentle introduction to school. Our program encourages children to work in a group, explore new materials, and make age-appropriate development transitions. 

Our Program Time for Twos meets on Wednesdays for two sessions, one in the Fall (September to December) and one Winter/Spring (January to March). The 45-minute meetings are led by Program Director, Jill Zang Glenn. 

Each child must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or caregiver A typical meeting includes an art project, free play, story and music. 

Time for Twos is still enrolling for the Fall 2017 session as well as the Winter 2018 session. If you are interested in enrolling your child please contact Tara Hackman at admissions@bssknights.org or 336.570.0019.
Parents in Partnership
Classroom Connections
Holiday Songs from Around the World
Athletics
Knights in action at the YMCA and Burlington Recreation & Parks Department
Knights in Pre Kindergarten through 4th grade are playing in local leagues with both the YMCA (2nd-4th grade) and Burlington Recreation and Parks (PreK-1st grade). We encourage you to support all of our Knights this season on Saturdays!



Lady Villains Holiday Basketball Camp
Click on the image below to print a registration form.
Community News
Mebane Public Library
See what other holiday fun is happening near you at Alamance Public Libraries!

Teen Craft Corner
Saturday, December 9th
3:00 p.m.
May Memorial Library

Winter Gift Make & Take
Wednesday, December 13th
5:00 p.m.
North Park Library

Origami Holiday Ornaments
Thursday, December 14th
4:30 p.m.
May Memorial Library

Stories with Mrs. Claus
Friday, December 15th
4:00 p.m.
Graham Public Library  

Salt Shaker Snowmenrafts at Three Locations
Thursday, December 7th
3:00 p.m.
Mebane Public Library

Tuesday, December 12th 
6:00 p.m.
May Memorial Library

Thursday, December 14th
12:00 p.m.
Graham Public Library