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Wednesday, October 25th
All School Dress Down
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.

Friday, October 27th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Club Knight After School Care Closing at 4:30 p.m.
Oktoberfest, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 28th
I Will Survive 5K-BSS is a bronze sponsor!, 8:00 a.m. meet the team for an 8:30 a.m. start
There are over 30 members of the BSS community on our 5K Team and there is still time to join us!   We recommend that runners park in the BSS parking lot and walk over the The Burlington School.  Look for our team at the picnic tables!
Annual Fund Committee Fall Phone-A-Thon, 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, October 29th
Middle School FLL Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, October 30th
Swap Shop Open

Tuesday, October 31st
Swap Shop Open
Halloween Parade (Preschool-8th grade), 10:00 a.m.
Halloween Parties, check with your child's teacher for party time

Wednesday, November 1st
Swap Shop Open
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
BSS Knight for a Day (advance RSVPs required)

Friday, November 3rd
Swap Shop Open
First Trimester Ends
AYLA (Alamance Youth Leadership Academy), 9:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church
Middle School FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.

Sunday, November 5th
Middle School FLL Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, November 6th
Swap Shop Open

Tuesday, November 7th
Swap Shop Open
Take a Look Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.
Faculty & Staff Dinner (drop items by 2:00 p.m.)  Sign up here!
Parent & Teacher Conferences, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Looking ahead to upcoming events organized by our Parents in Partnership Oktoberfest Committee & Barnes & Noble Book Fair Committee...


Save the date for the annual HSA Barnes & Noble Book Fair!
Wednesday, November 15th
Preschool, Pre Kindergarten, 1st, and 3rd grades will perform beginning at 6:00 p.m.
under the direction of Mrs. Davis!

Students in 1st & 3rd grade are to wear their school uniform and Preschool and 
Pre K students should be in Sunday best. All students performing will arrive to 
Barnes & Noble no later than 5:45 . 

Details coming soon about additional performers, guest readers, and more!

Buy SCRIP!  Support BSS by purchasing Barnes & Noble Gift Cards in the school office prior to attending the book fair.

Knight News
BSS a second time recipient of the Bright Ideas Grant
Blessed Sacrament School is once again a recipient of the Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation Bright Ideas Grant! Last year we used the funds from the grant to purchase our hydroponic tower. Students spent the year studying, planting, and learning what grew best in a hydroponic tower. Herbs and vegetables were harvested multiple times and donated to the Little Portion Food Pantry for distribution in the community.

This year's grant will allow our students to continue the hydroponic garden project allowing us to purchase new seeds and supplies. In addition, students will integrate this project throughout all their classes as they develop healthy recipes for using the herbs.

Students will research recipes to use with the herbs grown in Science, create recipe cards in Art and calculate their measurements in Math class. They'll write the instructions to be easily read in Language Arts class, and translate on the other side into Spanish. These reproduced and laminated cards can be attached to the herbs and handed out during food distribution from the Little Portion Food Pantry.

Representatives from Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation came Monday and presented us with our official grant award!

Club Knight After School Care Notice
Club Knight After School Care is closing at 4:30 p.m. on October 27th!

Last week's PINK OUT DAY
was a huge success!  Thank you for your support which allows us to make a donation to a local imaging center on behalf of the students, faculty, and staff of Blessed Sacrament School. Click HERE and scroll down to see PINK OUT DAY PICS on our school Facebook page!

Help Needed at Running Club!
Parent and grandparent volunteers are needed to make running club a success! Please sign up HERE to help.

Student Council "Fill the Pantry" Food Drive
For every two food pantry items brought to school between October 23rd and October 30th students will receive one raffle ticket for a drawing for a candy and treat filled Halloween Basket!  Thank you for helping us fill our Little Portion Food Pantry for Thanksgiving distribution.  Watch for a list next week of suggested items!

Fall Conferences
Conferences are Tuesday, November 7th from 4:00p.m.-7:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 9th from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. with your child's teacher(s).  A parent must attend the conference in order to pick up your child's report card.
Please choose a time on this sign up that works with your schedule.  Preschool-4th grade conferences will be in the classroom and middle school conferences will be held in the second floor library.

Follow BSS Athletics on Twitter
Stay up to date with the sports report from Coach Egg @bss_athletic on Twitter.

Blessed Sacrament School is a Bronze Sponsor for the I Will Survive 5K--THIS SATURDAY!
There are over 30 members of the BSS community on our 5K Team and there is still time to join us!  

We recommend that runners park in the BSS parking lot and walk over the The Burlington School.  Look for our team at the picnic tables!  Meet the team at 8:00 a.m. for an 8:30 a.m start to the event.

Register  HERE  for the I Will Survive 5K.  

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

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
Please keep Frank Ryan, father of Mrs. Sebastian, in your prayers.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

Only two days away from our traditional Oktoberfest. This annual event is full of games for all ages and who dares to enter the haunted halls sponsored by the 8th graders. Who will the trunk-and treat trophy or throw a pie at Coach Eggleston and Father Paul? I hope to see you on Friday as we celebrate Oktoberfest.

Mrs. Gomez
Winter Uniforms
We are less than a month away from the transition to winter uniforms.  Please remember that there are changes to MS girls' uniform. Please check the school guidelines/policies for the uniforms. Thank you for your cooperation.

PE Uniform Reminder
The winter PE uniform is navy sweat pants (no white stripes), the gold PE shirt (last year's Field Day shirt is also an option for middle school students), and the school fleece or vest.  Hoodies, sweatshirts, and leggings are not to be worn as part of the PE uniform.

I Will Survive 5K
Thank you to all who have signed up for the I Will Survive 5K that will be held on Saturday morning. You still have one day to register if you want to run/walk with the BSS Team.  See the KC for more information. 
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Invite a Prospective Student to be a Knight for a Day!
Prospective students entering 2nd-7th grade for the 2018-2019 school year are invited to spend a day shadowing current 1st-6th students. Prospective parents are invited to a welcome coffee event and tour of the school.

Information in last week's yellow folder and linked here.

Message from the Advancement Cabinet
The Advancement Cabinet is excited to announce our 2nd annual BSS Call-A-Thon to support the Annual Fund! Parent volunteers will be calling for your support on Saturday, October 28th. We are so grateful for the positive response we had last year. Strong support of our annual fund keeps tuition low and provides our students with the materials they need to learn. Thank you in advance for your support!

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. 

Session 1: September 27th/October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th/November 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th/December 6th, 13th 

Session 2: January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st/February 7th, 21st, 28th/March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 

How to Apply Children who will be age two by August 31st of the current school year are eligible to enroll. Sessions are then filled on a first come-first served basis. Enrollment in Time for Twos does not guarantee a place in the preschool the following year. 

Time for Twos is currently enrolling for the Fall 2017 session. If you are interested in enrolling your child please contact Tara Hackman at admissions@bssk nights.org or 336.570.0019.

Parents in Partnership

More Individual Box Top Winners!

Oktoberfest and 8th Grade Haunted Hall!
Friday, October 27th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Haunted Hall 6:00-8:00 p.m.)
Blessed Sacrament School Back Lawn
Invite friends, family, and neighbors!
Game truck, dunk tank, lawn games, Trunk-or-Treat, bounce houses, bake sale, delicious food, beer & brats at the Knights of Columbus tent!
Entertainment by AlumKnight DJ MIKEY

Sign up to participate in our Trunk or Treat and have your trunk entered into our Best Trunk Contest!  Winner receives an AWESOME trophy!


News from Head Class Captain, Taleen Palmer
Parents, grandparents, and friends of BSS the sign up links for class parties are below. Thank you for your support!  Our first classroom party of the school year is Halloween!

Update from Hospitality Chair, Beth Fitzgerald
Our next faculty & staff meal is Tuesday, November 7th.  

Link your VIC Cards
Each school year VIC cards must be "re-linked" in order for Blessed Sacrament School to receive the benefits of your shopping.  Visit  www.harristeeter.com and look for the Together in Education section to link you card.  Every dollar helps our school!

(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
Delta Contracting Touch a Truck
Wow!  Our Transportation STREAM Theme came to life at last Friday's Touch a Truck presented by Delta Contracting.  Touch a Truck was a hands on way for students to learn about various modes of transportation, the important work they do, and the various careers that are available in the industry.  

Thank you Delta Contracting and Mr. Eric Long for organizing this incredible opportunity and for the awesome shirts!

STREAM Buddies
Kindergarten and their sixth grade STREAM buddies built rockets last week!

Ice Cream with the Mayor
Several members of our soccer team celebrated the final game of the season with a treat at Smitty's Ice Cream.  While there, they ran into the Mayor of Burlington, Ian Baltutis.  Mayor Baltutis has visited BSS on several occasions so our students were excited to see him downtown!
Eighth Grade Visits Bishop McGuiness High School
Last week our eighth graders enjoyed a visit to Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School.  Students spent a day in the life of a high school student!
BSS Athletics 
Fall Sports Wrap Up

Running Club
Last run is Monday, October 30th.
Club Party is Monday, November 6th with an earlier pick up time of 4:00 p.m.

It is required that a parent signs up to volunteer in order or the player to receive a uniform!

Pep Squad
Coach: Aileen Bost
Practice: Tuesdays after school in the Multi Purpose Room from 3:15-4:30 pm. Pep Squad members should bring a snack and a change of clothes.  The group wills start each week with time to change, start homework, and eat a snack.
First practice date is November 7th

Cross Country
Our cross country team will continue to run after school on Tuesdays.  Pick up is at 4:15 p.m. outside the multi purpose room.  
Last run is Tuesday, November 14th.

JV Cheer  
Coach: Lilly Andress 
Practice: Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30 p.m. in the Multi Purpose Room.  
First practice date is November 1st.

Varsity Cheer 
Coach: Carrie Daniels
Practice: Thursdays after school in the Multi Purpose Room.  
First practice date is tomorrow.

JV Girls Basketball 
Coach: Jim Rafael & Lilly Andress
Practice: Mondays 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at  Holy Comforter Church Gym (320 E. Davis Street)

Varsity Girls Basketball 
Coach: Scott Ingram & Casey Eggleston
Practice: Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at  Harvest Baptist Church Gym (3741 S. Church Street, Burlington)

JV Boys Basketball 
Coach: Zach Levesque & Justin Stalek
Practice: Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at Broad Street Gym (215 N. Broad Street, Burlington)

Varsity Boys Basketball 
Coach: Brian Flaherty, Curtis White & Jeff DeLario
Practice: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Broad Street Gym (215 N. Broad Street, Burlington)  NOTE NEW PRACTICE TIME!

BSC Soccer--
Supplemental Tryouts for Spring 2018
When:  October 27th
Where:  Joe Davidson Park / Field 1
Time:  6:00-7:30 PM 
Bring:  Cleats, Ball, Guards, and Soccer Clothing

Academy Girls and Boys / 6-9 year olds
U14 Boys / 12-13 year olds
U15 Boys / 13-14 year olds
U15 Girls / 13-14 year olds
U17 Boys / 15-16 year olds
U18 Boys / 16-17 year olds
For further information, please contact BSC Manager Susanne Conlon at 

Follow BSS Athletics on Twitter
Stay up to date with the sports report from Coach Egg @bss_athletic on Twitter.
Community News
St. Leo Catholic School Parent Event Invitation 

Have a Spooky Time with Us at your Alamance County Libraries!
May Memorial Library: Halloween Spooktacular. Friday, October 27th from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Join us for carnival games, building challenges, and much more as part of downtown Burlington's Halloween celebration! Come in costume or dressed as yourself. For more information call (336) 229-3588.


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