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Wednesday, January 4th
School-wide Spelling Bee
Chess Club, 3:15 p.m.

Friday, January 6th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.

Saturday, January 7th
BSS JV Girls BBall vs SLS, 9:30 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS JV Boys BBall vs SLS, 10:40 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs SLS, 11:50 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs SLS 1:00 p.m. at The Burlington School
TBS is located at 1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington

Monday, January 9th
Monday Morning Coffee at the Blend & Co hosted by Palmer Generator, 7:30 a.m. (127 E. Front Street, Burlington)   
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs BCA, 4:00 p.m. at Burlington Christian Academy
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs BCA 5:00 p.m. at Burlington Christian Acadey
BCA is located at 621 E. 6th Street, Burlington

Tuesday, January 10th
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
4th Grade FIRST LEGO League, 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, January 11th
Progress Reports

Thursday, January 12th
Middle School Dance, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Friday, January 13th
Early Release for Faculty & Staff Professional Development, 11:30 a.m
Club Knight open until 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 14th
BSS JV Girls BBall vs OLM, 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy
BSS JV Boys BBall vs OLM, 10:40 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs OLM, 11:50 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs OLM 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy
OLM is located at 1730 Link Road, Winston-Salem

Monday, January 16th
School Closed
Knight News
2017 School Wide Spelling Bee
Our 39 classroom Spelling Bee finalists competed this morning for the chance to compete in the Times-News County Wide Spelling Bee next month. Congratulations to our school representative, eighth grade Srikar Kavirayuni!  It was a tough battle with our second runner up, sixth grader Patricia Tayn and first runner up, sixth grader Alex Solari.  Congratulations to all of our participants for a job well done!
Eighth Grade Presents the Nativity

Catholic Schools Week 2017-Volunteers Needed!
Catholic Schools Week is January 29th-February 4th, 2017. The schedule is nearly complete but volunteers are needed to help make our week successful and fun!  

Sign up HERE if you are able to volunteer.  Click images below to visit the CSW page on our website.

soccer_goal.jpg BSS Animals Biddy Soccer Team-Spring Season
Registration is now open for the spring soccer season with Burlington Recreation and Parks.  BSS will once again have a Biddy team coached by Jonathan Lopez.  If you'd like to continue with the team or join as a new player, registration is open through January 27th.

Must be 4 years old by May 4, 2017

Registration:  January 2- January 27, 2017
Coaches' Meeting  (head coaches only)February 9, 2017
Practices Start:  week of February 13, 2017
Games Start:  week of March 6, 2017

Additional details can be found HERE.

Help Stuff Our Auction Grab Bags
The auction 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!

Thank you!
Auction Co-Chairs-
Nellie Angyal and Jamey Cabell

8th Grade Shadow Ticket Sales-Coming Soon!
Tickets for a chance to shadow an 8th grader will be sold January 17th-27th prior to morning meeting.  Tickets are $.50 each and each ticket is one entry into the 8th Grade Shadow drawing.  On Wednesday, February 1st students chosen to shadow will spend 7:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m. with their shadow.

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, January 9th for coffee hosted by Palmer Generator.

Thank you International Buffet for this week's Monday Morning Coffee!

Buy Your Yearbook!  Only 33 yearbooks left for sale!
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.


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
Please pray for Lisa Waldmann (Karsten, 5th and Marliana, 4th) and her family as the mourn the loss of Mrs. Waldmann's mother, Barbara Lee Waldmann
Please remember in your prayers, Mrs. Libera's family as they mourn the passing of Mrs. Libera's, father-in-law, Victor Libera.
Please continue your prayers for Barbara Brown, niece of Mrs. Gomez. 

Prayers are requested by the Hayes family (Evy, Kindergarten) for Evy's aunt and Holden Hayes' sister, Shelly who is battling cancer.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,
I hope everyone has a joyous and wonderful Christmas. May 2017 bring your family happiness, peace and love throughout the year!

Mrs. Gomez
Save the Date
Please make sure to mark your calendar so you do not miss out on our annual auction, on Friday, January 27, at the Ramada.  It will be a great "Knight" for our school.
From the Admissions & Advancement Office

Support our Night for the Knights!
This year we aren't asking you to contribute to a classroom basket but there are still ways that you can support our event. Most importantly, buy tickets and attend this FUN night that raises money for our school!

Second, we are welcoming and accepting the following items:  bottles of wine, hotel or airline points, gift certificates in increments of $10 and above, or small items $25 or less in value.

Thank you for your support and please contact us with any questions!  Like our Instagram page and share our Facebook Invite!
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Jamey Cabell and Nellie Angyal, Auction Co-Chairs
jamey.cabell@gmail.com or nellieangyal@gmail.com

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 small processing fee will be added to each transaction.
Classroom Connections
Candidates for Governor of Mars share their ideas for the new government during their debate.  
Candidates includes Christopher Cafasso (8th grade), Allison Orozco-Rosaldo (7th grade), Caden Troutman (6th grade), and Casey Troutman (5th grade).  The student body voted immediately following the debate and Allison Orozco-Rosaldo was elected governor of the new colony on Mars.

Kindergarten King Crowns
Kindergarten students made king crowns during their Epiphany discussion during Religion class.

Middle School Chorus performs at Twin Lakes
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, February 7th..


Class Party Sign Ups

BSS Athletics 
Support our BSS YMCA Teams!
Our BSS YMCA teams are hard at work preparing for their upcoming hoops season! Stop by the YMCA on Saturday mornings and cheer on our Elementary School Knights.
BSS Knights Midget Girls-Team Andress

Thank you to coaches Mike Andress, Justin Stalek, and Blake Pinson for your volunteer commitment to our players!

Upcoming Games

Sign Up to Volunteer at our Home Games

Winter Sports Practice Schedule:

JV  Cheer, 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. in the BSS Multi-Purpose Room
Varsity Girls Basketball, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the  Holy Comforter Church Gym
JV Girls Basketball, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at the Holy Comforter Church Gym

Pep Squad, 3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in the BSS Multi-Purpose Room-
JV Boys Basketball, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Broad Street Gym

Varsity Girls Basketball, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Broad Street Gym
Varsity Boys Basketball, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Front Street Gym

Varsity Cheer, 3:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m. in the BSS Multi-Purpose Room
JV & Varsity Boys Basketball, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Broad Street Gym

JV Girls Basketball, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Broad Street Gym

Routine Cheer Squad, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in the BSS Multi-Purpose Room

Community News
Activities at the Alamance Public Libraries

Join library staff to create fun, easy seasonal crafts.  All supplies are provided and it's FREE but space is limited.  Call to reserve a spot today!

Kids Crafternoon
Snow crafts for kids age 5-12!
Tuesday, January 10th
4:00 pm
May Memorial Library
Adult Crafternoon
Sharpie plate craft!
Thursday, January 12th
3:00 pm
Mebane Public Library
Color Me Calm
Create fun snowman ornaments for your tree!
Wednesday, January 18th
4:00 pm
North Park Library
Color Me Calm
Relaxing, stress-free coloring.
Monday, January 23rd
4:00 pm
Graham Public Library
"Acts of Kindness" Card Making
Make Valentine's cards for home-bound people in our community! For ages 5-12.
Wednesday, January 25
Mebane Public Library

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