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Wednesday, March 29th
All School Dress Down
Star Wars Auction Party, 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 30th
Fourth Grade Field Trip to Science Alive at Old Salem

Friday, March 31st
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Second Grade Dinosaur Expo, 12:30 p.m.
BSS Tennis vs Mebane, 4:00 p.m. at Burlington Tennis Center, 1402 Overbrook Rd, Burlington, NC

Saturday, April 1st
HSA Clean Sweep Yard Sale, 8:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church
BSS Summer Camp representatives at the Summer Camp Expo, 10 :00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Holly Hill Mall

Sunday, April 2nd
BSS Dual Track Meet with OLG, 3:00 p.m. at  Walter M Williams High School, 1307 S Church St, Burlington, NC

Monday, April 3rd
Student Council Food Drive 
Monday Morning Coffee at the Blend & Co, 7:30 a.m. (127 E. Front Street, Burlington)      

Tuesday, April 4th
Student Council Food Drive
HSA Board Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 5th
Student Council Food Drive
Progress Reports

Thursday, April 6th
Student Council Food Drive
BSS Golf vs OLG, 4:00 p.m. at Bryan Park ( 6275 Bryan Park Rd, Browns Summit, 27214)

Friday, April 7th
School Closed, Professional Development Day
BSS Tennis vs Mebane, 4:00 p.m. at The Burlington Tennis Center 1402 Overbrook Rd, Burlington)

2017-18 School Calendar
Are you wondering about when a particular school event is taking place next school year?  Visit the BSS Google Calendar and scroll from August 2017 until June 2018 and you'll find most of the major school events scheduled on the calendar.  BOOK MARK this page for easy access throughout the school year and to help answer those 7:15 a.m. questions!
Knight News
NC Student Academy of Science State Wide Competition Results
BSS swept the NCSAS State Science Competition!  Our four teams competed in the state competition held at the NC School of Science and Math in Durham last Friday. 

Using judge feedback from last month's regional competition, students spent the last three weeks conducting additional research and update their slides and oral presentations.  The judges at the state competition commented on how poised and well spoken our students were throughout the presentations.

Physics Category  (out of 6 groups)
1st Place - Inflation or Deflation - Srikar Kavirayuni and Emmanuel Lopez
3rd Place - Bank Shot Efficiency - Noah Goodman, Nathan Amyot, and Timothy Hackman

Environmental  Scienc  Category (out of 8 groups)
2nd Place- Fighting Fire - Quiten Onder, Alex Solari, and Joey Leupold
3rd Place- Testing the 5 second Rule - Eleanor Arcaro-Burbridge,  Caden Troutman, Patricia Tayn, and Ella Kate Porfilio

We are also extremely proud to announce that Mrs.  Tiffany  Ehmig  was named the 2017  NCSAS  Middle School Teacher of the Year for excellence in promoting student research.  Congratulations and thank you to Mrs. Ehmig for your dedication to this project, our students, and to promoting STEM education at BSS!

It's Middle School Talent Show Time! 
Permission slips for the Middle School Talent Show are in today's Wednesday envelope. All students from 5-8th grades are encouraged to participate. We are looking for any and all talents (singing, dancing martial arts, skits - if you have other ideas, please let us know). We are also in need of hosts, sound, and back stage crew. Practices will be Thursdays from 3:15-4:30 and begin Thursday, April 24th. The Talent Show is May 15th at 1:30 p.m. at BSS. 

Thank you,
IIiana Rivera
Talent Show Coordinator

Save the date for Grandparent & Special Friends Day!
Blessed Sacrament school faculty, staff, and students look forward to hosting Grandparents and Special Friends Tuesday, May 9th.

We want ALL grandparents and/or special friends to receive an invitation so please help your child address and stamp the envelopes found in last Wednesday's envelope.  If you need additional envelopes let us know.  If you have envelopes you don't need, please return those to the school along with your stamped and addressed envelopes.

Students are working on personalized invitations with their teachers.   All stamped and addressed envelopes must be returned to their classroom or homeroom teacher no later than Friday, March 31st.
HSA Clean Sweep
THIS sign-up is for volunteers wishing to help set-up, clean-up, or help sell spots on site.

Sign up HERE to reserve a spot to sell your items at the HSA Clean Sweep.

St. Jude Math-a-thon update!

Dear Parents,

Thank you to everyone who is participating in the Math-A-Thon to raise money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital!
We have raised $1314 so far both online and in direct donations.

If you have sponsors, now is the time for collecting your donations.
Money is due by this Friday, March 31st.
Checks may be made payable to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

If your family is not participating in the Math-A-Thon, but you would like to make a donation, you may do so by sending in a check to school (Please have it clearly marked as a Math-A-Thon donation and send it to Mrs. Bost's attention.)
You can also donate online by visiting our event website (Click on "register" and follow the steps for an individual.)

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Bost ( abost@bssknghts.org).

Thank you and Happy "Mathing"!

Middle School Parents-The Spring Concert is Coming!
The Spring Concert is Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mark's Church. Following is the dress code for the concert.  Please make sure you have everything located for your student prior to May 9th.  Thank you-Mrs. Spradlin

Boys-White dress shirt/black pants/black shoes/ blue bow tie
Girls-White Shirt/black skirt/black hose, tights, or leggings/black shoes


APRIL 22, 2017
10AM - 5PM

This year's Maker Faire takes place during our school spring break.  Mrs. Ehmig and Mrs. Hackman still plan to have a display to represent Blessed Sacrament School.  Any student that is in town is welcome to join us to speak to their class' "Growing on Mars" project.  The hydroponic garden will be on site! 

T-shirts for this year's Maker Faire are available.  Click on the order form link below to place an order.

Monday Morning Coffee
Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of BSS meet us for coffee Monday mornings at The Blend!  Join us beginning at 7:30 a.m. for a complimentary small coffee and conversation.  

Each week is hosted by one of our BSS Corporate Sponsors. The Blend is located in downtown Burlington at 127 E. Front Street, Burlington.   See you Monday, March 27th for coffee!

Thank you to our Monday, March 27th sponsor:

Buy Your Yearbook!  
Reserve your child's yearbook today!  Order at THIS link.  If you ordered your yearbook via the  2016-17 One Form, you do not need to place an additional order.


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Prayer Requests
Prayers have been asked for our parishioner, Diane Halliday.
Please pray for Mrs. Gasaway's husband as he undergoes surgery on Thursday. She is our school's speech therapist.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Parents,

Last Friday night our middle school students did an outstanding job as they presented their research projects to a panel of judges. It was amazing to see students from the entire state talking about mealworms, an effective hot car death prevention system, and many other interesting topics. In the end, all of our students placed and Mrs. Tiffany Ehmig was named the 2017 NCSAS Middle School Teacher of the Year for excellence in promoting student research (see pictures in KC). 
It was a great night be a Knight!

Mrs. Gomez

Dino Expo
The 2nd grade students have been researching, writing, drawing and creating the many different kinds of dinosaurs that once roamed the Earth. On Friday, they will be presenting their month long project to their families. Thank you, Mrs. Bilson, for preparing your class to be presenters, writers and paleontologists.

Summer Uniforms
Please refer to the parent handbook on the summer uniform policy. Thank you for your cooperation.

The summer uniform for PE days is solid navy blue shorts and the gold Land's End PE shirt.  Middle school students may wear LAST YEAR'S Field Day t-shirt on one of their PE days.  No other t-shirt may be worn for PE.  Don't forget, hoodies and sweatshirts are no longer a part of the BSS winter or summer uniform.
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Successful Little Knights & Friends Play Date
We welcomed four prospective families during last Saturday's play date and many of our current families attended to meet their 2017-18 teachers!  It was a beautiful morning on the playground!

Kindergarten Orientation
Wednesday, May 17th from 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.- NEW DATE!
An opportunity for rising Kindergarten students, prospective rising Kindergarten students, and their parents to experience an afternoon in Kindergarten.  Meet Mrs. Avery, current Kindergarten students, and current Kindergarten parents while students enjoy time in Kindergarten centers.

Credit Cards Now 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.
Classroom Connections
Great things are happening in our outdoor classroom!

Third Grade Cabbage Project
Last Monday, Ms. Waldmann and Mrs. Klein helped third grade plant their cabbages.  Then on Friday, Ms. Waldmann and our new friend Miss Shea helped us observe and water the cabbages and helped us measure the length, width and height of our planters so we could find the volume of each container.

Little Knights Pre K Plants Blueberry Bushes
Last week our Pre K students planted blueberries in our outdoor classroom!
Knights of Summer Camp

Summer Camp Registration is  NOW OPEN!  View the summer camp  BROCHURE. It is going to be a fun-filled  X-STREAM Knights of Summer!

2017 Summer Camp Weeks:
June 5-9
June 12-16
June 29-23
June 26-30
July 10-14
July 17-21
July 24-28
July 31-August 4 

Thank you!
Casey Eggleston, Summer Camp Director 

Look for Knights of Summer Camp representatives at the BSS table at this year's Summer Camp & Safe Kids Expo on Saturday, April 1st at Holly Hill Mall.  

The Summer Camp & Safe Kids Expo runs from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. will provide parents a convenient opportunity to learn more about the many activities available in this area during the summer months as well as provide safety & prevention information for their families. 

Safe Kids Coalition will be providing information and activities including bike & motor vehicle safety, poison prevention, emergency preparedness, fire & water safety and more! 
HSA (Home & School Association)
The HSA Board and Chairs will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm and ALL parents are welcome at these meetings.  Meetings are held in the conference room on the second floor.  The next meeting is Tuesday, April 4th.



Class Party Sign Ups

BSS Athletics 
Sunday, April 2nd
Arrive at 2:30 p.m.-Meeting begins at 3:00 p.m.
Williams High School Track
Volunteers Needed- Sign Up Here

Cheer on our BSS YMCA Volleyball Teams!
BSS has two teams playing in the YMCA Gold League.  Head to the YMCA and cheer on Team Arcaro and Team Glenn this season!

Support our Burlington Recreation and Parks Biddy Soccer Teams!
This season our biddy soccer team grew so much that we now have two teams! Head over to Joe Davidson Park and cheer on both the Blessed Sacrament School Animals and the Blessed Sacrament School Knights!

Thank you Coach Jonathan Lopez for taking on both of our biddy teams!

Spring Sports Schedule

This  Sunday, August 2nd, dual track meet with OLG!!!

Please Arrive at  2:30 for warm ups
All runners will get a chance to race multiple events.

Please Notify Coach Klein if you cannot attend.

Mark your calendar! We have also added a mini track meet at Bishop McGuiness,  Sunday April 30th.
All runners will get a chance to race at this meet as well.

The Final PECSAA meet is  Friday, May 12th, again BSS is in charge of this meet so please plan to support our school by helping and attending!

Optional Family Practices - Sundays from 4:00-5:00 at Williams HS.  This is not a drop off practice! An adult must remain with each runner.  This is a fun an stress free family friendly opportunity!

Parent helpers needed!  Sign up HERE!

GOLF  Co-Ed  grades 5-8

SOFTBALL Co-Ed grades 6-8 
The PECSAA softball tournament will be held on Saturday, May 13th.

TENNIS Co-Ed grades 5-8

Each athlete also needs an "Athletics Permission and Emergency Form". This form was in the packet from the office that was sent home in May, so if you turned it in, you are all set.  It can also be found here - 
Athletics Fees should be paid using the One Form.  Please see Mrs. Libera in the office or download it here and send it in with your student.  ONE FORM for FEES

Any Questions? Please email Coach Eggleston at ceggleston@bssknights.org
Community News
Alamance Library Events

BMCHS Community Fundraiser
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School is organizing a community fundraiser for Saturday, April 1, 2017.   Join us for "Eat on the Street" a Family Fun/Food Truck Festival.    There will be food trucks, a beer garden, face painting, raffle prizes, carnival games, a dunk tank, retail vendors and more.  For additional information or to reserve a space as a vendor, please contact Katie Williams, kwilliams@bmhs.us or 336-564-1009.

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