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Wednesday, August 16th
Faculty & Staff Return

Thursday, August 17th
Faculty & Staff Mass & Annual Retreat, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
School Office Opens at 1:00 p.m.

Friday, August 18th
8th Grade Servant Leader Volunteer Day, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
School Office Closes at 1:00 p.m.
Back to School Pool Party, 6:00 p.m. at Olde Forest Racquet Club (200 Pinedale Drive, Elon)   We will post alerts via the school Facebook page, school calendar, and Option C if there is a weather cancellation.

Sunday, August 20th
Middle School FLL Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, August 21st
Little Knights Welcome Back Play Date & Supply Drop Off, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
New Family Orientation (Little Knights), 10:30 a.m.
Unpack your supplies, Peek in your classroom, and Connect with friends, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Volunteer Fair, 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room
Athletic Meeting for Parents of 5th-8th graders playing fall sports, 6:30 p.m. in 
Multi-Purpose Room

Wednesday, August 23rd
First Day of School
Welcome Back Parent Coffee and Donuts on the Deck, 7:45 a.m.

Friday, August 25th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
All School Photo, following Mass 
Back to School Picnic hosted by the Annual Fund Commitee, 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 27th
Middle School FLL Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, August 28th
BSS Soccer vs Burlington Christian Academy, 4:00 p.m. at BSS

Tuesday, August 29th
Boy Scout Recognition Day-Wear your Scout Uniform to School!

Wednesday, August 30th
All School Dress Down

Friday, September 1st
Mass and 8th Grade Commissioning, 8:45 a.m.

Sunday, September 3rd
Middle School FLL Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, September 4th
School Closed in Observance of Labor Day

Tuesday, September 5th
BSS Volleyball vs IHM, 3:30 p.m. at IHM (4145 Johnson St, High Point)
BSS Volleyball vs IHM, 5:00 p.m. at IHM

Wednesday, September 6th
BSS Soccer vs The Burlington School, 4:00 p.m. at TBS (1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington)

Thursday, September 7th
Girl Scout Recognition Day-Wear your Scout Uniform to School!
Fall Town Hall & Back to School Night (adults only), 6:00 p.m.

Friday, September 8th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Middle School FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.
BSS Tennis vs The Burlington School, 4:00 p.m. at Alamance County Club (2402 Pineway Drive, Burlington)

Knight News
Emergency Forms MUST be on file prior to the first day of school!
Reminder that your child may not be dropped off for the first day of school unless the 2017-18 Emergency Form is complete and on file in the office.

Your child will also not participate in the All School Photo if you have not completed the photo permission section on page 2 of the form.

Links to all back to school forms can be found HERE.

STREAM Fees are due!
The $285 per student (Kindergarten-8th grade students) STREAM fee is due to the office no later than Monday, August 21st. Can't remember if you paid your fee?  You may contact Mrs. Libera in the school office at 336.570.0019 or Business Manager, Joe Charamut at 336.226.8796 to check on your payment status.

2017-2018 Handbook
The 2017-18 Handbook is complete!  We ask that all families review the handbook in preparation to "sign off" on the received and read page at Unpack and Peek.  Each family must have this document on file.   Handbook


2017-2018 Lunch Schedule--Note new schedule!
First Lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Kindergarten-2nd Grade

Second Lunch 12:00-12:30 p.m.
3rd & 4th Grade

Third Lunch 12:30-1:00 p.m.
5th-8th Grades

My Hot Lunch Box is live and ready for lunch orders.   HERE is the school lunch page with information about My Hot Lunch Box and ordering instructions.

Monday- Chick-fil-A
Tuesday- Harrison's
Wednesday- La Fiesta
Thursday- Hursey's BBQ
Friday- Marco's Pizza

Blessed Sacrament School is a Bronze Sponsor for the I Will Survive 5K
We hope BSS students and families will participate in the 2nd annual "I Will Survive 5K" to benefit the Survivorship Fund at Cone Health Cancer Center at ARMC for local cancer survivors in beautiful historic Burlington. This scenic rolling course begins and ends on Davis St taking participants through old charm of Burlington's historic district.

Register  HERE  for the I Will Survive 5K.  

Be sure the select the Blessed Sacrament School team when you sign up for the race!

 
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Prayer Requests
For our school as we embark on our 82nd year of Catholic education in Alamance County.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

It is hard to believe that the 2017-2018 school year is right around the corner! We welcome new and returning families and students.  Our new faculty/staff members are excited to meet you and are thrilled to be part of the BSS Family. We are looking forward to a great school year and hoping to see you on Friday at our annual "Back to School Pool Party." 

Let the 2017-2018 school journey begin!

Mrs. Gomez
From the Admissions & Advancement Office

The Blessed Sacrament School Advancement Cabinet is excited to announce the first annual BSS Days Annual Fund Kick Off.

The Annual Fund Committee will kick off BSS Days at our September 7th Town Hall and Back to School Night event. Committee Chair Margaret Cabell will provide updates from the 2016-17 campaign, announce the 2017-18 goal, and share how each of you can help us exceed our goal this year.

A pledge campaign will take place September 11th-14th and culminate with a weekend celebration as we kick off this year long campaign.  Mark your calendar for the following.  Full details and registration will be sent next week.

Friday, September 15th
Adult Sip & Spell
Part variety show, part serious inquiry into your spelling skills, and mostly just a fun time, this event will the first of our weekend of festivities!  Anyone 21 and older can take part and teams are welcome.
6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament School

Saturday, September 16th
BSS Tennis Classic 
Come out in your tennis whites and enjoy watching some great back and forth!
Open to children and adults
9:30 a.m. at Alamance Country Club

Later  Saturday  evening kick back and relax us for a fun family event!

BSS Backyard BBQ Bash
Come out and celebrate the culminating event of our first annual BSS Days. We'll have activities for the kids, music, and provide hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and dessert.  You are welcome to bring tailgate tents, chairs, and coolers with beverages of your choice.


Credit Cards Accepted
Blessed Sacrament School is able to process credit cards on site for school purchases.  We accept the following credit cards:
A 3% processing fee will be added to each transaction.
 
Parents in Partnership


Introducing the 2017-18 Parents in Partnership Program
The faculty, staff and administration at BSS are here to provide your child with a family atmosphere and best possible education, grounded in both BSS and Catholic traditions.  In this work, we are in partnership with you.
 
There are many ways you can volunteer your time and talents.  Some require a significant commitment of time, and others only a few hours each trimester.  We invite you to become an active participant in your child's school life.  Your involvement will not only enrich your child's experience at BSS, but also broaden your own horizons and create opportunities for you to meet and get to know other parents.
 
Your participation, and the participation of other parents like you is vital to BSS!  Thank you for taking an active role in your child's education!
 
BSS commits to treating each student and family member with courtesy and respect, providing a safe learning environment and open communication on a regular basis, responding in a timely manner to parents concerns, communicating and enforcing policies listed in the Student/Parent and Athletic Handbooks, fulfilling our mission to provide a Catholic education and operating the school in a fiscally responsible manner.
 
It is imperative for each family to support the school's Mission, treat faculty, staff, fellow parents and students with courtesy and respect, communicate openly about your child and/or school concerns with appropriate faculty and administration, read school communications and the website, attend town hall meetings, support the school with your time and talent according to your ability, and read and abide by the policies in the Student/Parent and Athletic Handbooks.

Volunteers Needed!
Parents and grandparents thank you to everyone who has completed the Parents in Partnership form.  Do not forget that this is a required form regardless of whether you choose to volunteer as we want all families to sign the partnership commitment.  

There are several key volunteer roles yet to be filled.  Without committed volunteerchairs we will not be able to have the following fundraisers and special events.  

Catholic Schools Week
Heritage Awareness Months


(we ask that each family review and consider a volunteer commitment)

(to be completed by EACH family and returned to the school office)
Classroom Connections
We look forward to sharing photos and news directly from our classrooms throughout the school year! 

 
BSS Athletics 
Fall Sports Sign Up
It's time to sign up for fall sports!  Sign up at the link below to indicate if your BSS athlete will participate in middle school soccer, volleyball, or tennis or will join our running or cross country clubs.   The One Form is used to track payment for our fall sports but rosters are created from THIS sign up.  No additions to our rosters accepted after August 30th.  Students MUST have an up to date physical on file before they can attend the first practice or training session.  A copy of the physical can be found HERE.


Soccer 
Coaches: Zach Lezesque and Ann Amyot
Practice begins  TODAY at 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and is Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Tennis 
Coaches: Tim Hackman & Chad Brasington
Practice begins Wednesday, August 30th at 3:30 p.m. at the Burlington Tennis Center and is each Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

JV Volleyball
Coaches: TBA
Practice: Tuesdays and Thursdays, TBS Davis Street campus gym from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Varsity Volleyball
Coaches: Jennifer Lee & Rodney Amick
Practice: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Varsity players will walk to the TBS Davis Street campus gym at 3:00 p.m..  Varsity practice concludes at 4:45 p.m.

Cross Country
Coaches: Jennifer Klein, Keith Rugh & Tara Hackman
Training Schedule: Training begins Tuesday, August 29th at 3:00 p.m. and is each Tuesday from 3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Meet Schedule:
9/20: @ Sacred Heart School at 4:00 p.m.
10/18: @ Sacred Heart School at 4:00 p.m
Additional meets and trail run training dates are TBA.

Running Club
Coaches: Katie LaPlante & Jamey Cabell
Training Schedule: Monday, September 25th-Monday, November 6th from 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. 
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