Important Dates

Wednesday, January 3rd
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, January 4th
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs The Burlington School, 4:00 p.m. at TBS ( 1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington)

Friday, January 5th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Middle School FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.

Saturday, January 6th
BSS JV Girls Bball vs Our Lady of Grace, 9:30 a.m. at Burlington Christian Academy ( 621 E. 6th Street, Burlington)
BSS JV Boys Bball vs OLG, 10:40 a.m. at BCA
BSS Varsity Girls Bball vs OLG, 11:50 a.m. at BCA
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs OLG, 1:00 p.m. at BCA

Sunday, January 7th
Middle School FLL Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, January 8th
BSS Varsity Girls Bball vs Burlington Christian Academy, 4:00 p.m. at BCA (621 E. 6th Street, Burlington)
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs Burlington Christian Academy, 5:00 p.m. at BCA

Tuesday, January 9th
Iowa Assessments/CogATS Information Day-Session I: 8:15-10:00 a.m., Session II: 12:00-1:30 p.m., Session III: 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Take a Look Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, January 10th
Progress Reports
Times for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
Middle School Dance, 3:00 p.m.
4th Grade FLL, 3:15 p.m.
Middle School Field Trip Parent Chaperone Meeting, 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 11th
BSS JV Boys Bball vs Sacred Heart, 4:00 p.m.  at SHCS  (385 Lumen Christi Lane, Salisbury)
BSS JV Girls Bball vs Sacred Heart, 4:00 p.m.  at St Pius X  (2200 N. Elm Street, Greensboro)
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs Sacred Heart, 5:00 p.m.   at SHCS  
BSS Varsity Girls Bball vs Sacred Heart, 5:00 p.m.  at St Pius X 

Friday, January 12th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
8th Grade Athletic Ceremony, following Mass
Early Release, 11:30 a.m. (Club Knight open until 6:00 p.m.)
Faculty & Staff Professional Development, 12:45 p.m.
Middle School FLL, 3:15 p.m.

Saturday, January 13th
BSS JV Girls Bball vs Immaculate Heart of Mary, 9:30 a.m. at IHM (4145 Johnson St, High Point)
BSS JV Boys Bball vs IHM, 10:40 a.m. at IHM
BSS Varsity Girls Bball vs IHM, 11:50 a.m. at IHM
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs IHM, 1:00 p.m. at IHM

Sunday, January 14th
Middle School FLL, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, January 15th
No School in Observance of MLK Day

Note from Mrs. Gomez-
The academic calendar is revised to include an update to the Kindergarten graduation date. The revised calendar is HERE. Refer to the BSS Google calendar for the most up to date list of school events.
Knight News
Junior Black Belt Promotion
Congratulations to Keira Dappen who was promoted to JR Black Belt in early December! Keira started practicing martial arts when she was 3 years old.
BSS celebrates Catholic Schools Week and Spirit Week January 28th-February 2nd

Mark your calendar for all of the fun! The theme of this year's Catholic School's Week is Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. We celebrate Catholic Schools Week each year with Catholic Schools around the United States! 

It's also BSS Spirit Week! Thank you to our Student Council for our fun list of daily dress up themes! Students may dress down each day in the "theme for the day". Student choosing not to participate in that day's theme will need to wear their school uniform. $.25 per day or $1.00 for the week.
Sunday, January 28th: Celebrating Our Parish
Catholic Schools Week Mass at 10:30 a.m. 
We will hold our annual X-STREAM Expo in the Gathering Space that day as well from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. We ask all families to attend the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Students are asked to wear their winter uniform and parents are asked to dress in blue and gold!

Monday, January 29th: Celebrating Our Community
Spirit Week Theme : Box of Crayons Day! Each class will be assigned a different color to wear.

Preschool: Brown
Pre Kindergarten: Red
Kindergarten: Green
1st Grade: Orange
2nd Grade: Pink
3rd Grade: Yellow
4th Grade: Purple
5th Grade: White
6th Grade: Blue
7th Grade: Grey
8th Grade: Black

CSW Activities : Canned Food Contest! Which class can bring in the most food for our Little Portion Food Pantry? The classroom winner earns bragging rights and extra recess time. Cans will be collected all week.
“Thanks for your patience as we GROW!” gifts distributed to our neighbors along Hillcrest Avenue. Kindergarten and 6 th Grade Buddies project.
Coffee & Hot Chocolate Cart wheeled around for the faculty & staff

Tuesday, January 30th: Celebrating Our Nation
Spirit Week Theme : Wacky Tacky Day

CSW Activities : Various activities supporting our troops and celebrating our great nation!

Wednesday, January 31st: Celebrating Our Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers
Spirit Week Theme : Favorite Team Day!

CSW Activities : Coffee & Hot Chocolate Cart wheeled around the faculty & staff
Faculty & Staff Luncheon

Thursday, February 1st: Celebrating Vocations
Spirit Week Theme : Pajama Day

CSW Activities : Student led Living Wax Museum
Faculty/Staff prepare and send a meal to the Parish priests.
Students sign a thank you poster for our priests.

Friday, February 2nd: Celebrating our Students
Spirit Week Theme: Blue & Gold Day

CSW Activities:  Each class will have ice cream and age appropriate games or activities (ex. Play bingo or have volunteers read stories) led by volunteer parents. Little Knights in the morning in their classroom, elementary at 2:00 p.m. in their classrooms, and middle school during lunch/recess in cafeteria.

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.
Support Blessed Sacrament School with AmazonSmile  
Shop with AmazonSmile and Amazon will make a donation to Blessed Sacrament School/Church. Visit the  SITE  for details!
Prayer Requests
For the new hopes, new plans, and new achievements for the BSS community in 2018.

Please remember the Amyot family (Nathan, 8 th and Corey, 6 th ) as they mourn the passing of Mr. Amyot’s father, Edgar Amyot.

Prayers requested for Mary Manners, grandmother of Hootie Sioussat (8th) on a speedy recovery after a recent fall.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Community,

I hope everyone was able to take time with family and friends during the Christmas holidays. As we enter this new year of 2018 we thank God for making all things new. We pray to Him to lead us each step of this New Year. We pray for His protection over our families and friends. We ask that He will make all things new, in our hearts, in our minds, in our lives, for this coming year. Amen.

Mrs. Gomez
I know it has been hard to get up on these last two days but today’s tardy count was 34. Please remember we start at 7:45.
Harris Teeter
If you have not linked your Vic card to our school please visit and click on Together in Education to link your card. At the time of the December payout, BSS had only 51 links. Let us take advantage of this free program that helps our school. Thank you.

From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Spread the word to prospective students! Visit BSS!

Take a Look Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
January 9th & 30th

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!

Parents in Partnership
Welcome Box Top Coordinators!
Kara Wroblewski and Mickey Segura will coordinate our box top efforts this spring. Thank you both for taking on this role!

Class Party Sign Up

(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
Our BSS students, faculty, and staff are excited to kick off 2018 and the second half of this school year!
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!

Tryouts for the NC Spartans AAU Basketball youngest age group (14U team-8 th  grade/rising 9th grade...current 7th and 8th graders eligible) based out of Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School will be Sunday, Feb. 4 from 1:30-3:30 at Bishop McGuinness.  

The season will not start until after the PECSAA season ends, but the team will be established in the week following tryouts. The team will play 5 tournaments from March-May. Four will be local (Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point area) and 1 will be a travel tournament. Practices will be two weekdays each week at Bishop McGuinness and occasional Sunday afternoons. The cost for the season is $300 which covers tournament entry fees, uniforms upkeep and replacement, maintenance, insurance and registration.  

Please contact Jeff Stoller-   if you plan to try out.  Tryouts for the other Spartans high school age teams teams will be announced soon. For updates on those tryouts, please check  and Twitter @NCSpartans.

Community News
Events at the Alamance County Public Libraries
Jumping Genres
Bookclub for children in grades 1-5. The club will meet monthly for book discussions, games, and activities. Children select a book of their choice from each month’s designated genre, and then meet to explore these new and exciting books together.

May Memorial Library 4:30 p.m.
Join us for Jumping Genres and discover a whole new world of literature.
Call 336-229-3588 for more information.

Awesome Readers (Grades 3 - 5)
Calling all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders! Come join us for this book club just for you! Each month we will talk about a selected book and do activities on a special theme .  Books will be available for check out at the library.

Mebane Public Library at 4:30 p.m.
Call 919-563-6431 for more information and the themes for the month.
No-Frills Trail 5K
Saturday, January 6 and February 10
10:00 am - Registration opens
10:30 am - 5K Course opens 
Fee: $5/person age 16 and up; $2/person age 6-15 (must be accompanied by a participating adult). Fee collected on race day at registration.
Location: Guilford Mackintosh Park and Marina • 1345 NC HWY 61, Whitsett, NC 27377
The No-Frills Trail 5K is a series of races to encourage fitness and fun outdoors throughout the winter. Participants can walk, hike or run the trail course and are encouraged to bring along their family and friends. The No-Frills is not a fancy 5K, but a well-marked course with a clock at the finish will be provided. Each race will have a theme and racers are encouraged to dress up.
The themes include:
January – Superhero Hustle
February – Wear Red Run
This is a no-frills race, so if you want a t-shirt – wear one. If you need snacks – bring some. And if you want an award – too bad! For more information or to register, please visit or call the Outdoor Program Coordinator at (336) 222-5135.