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Wednesday, February 15th
Valentine's Day Parties for Little Knights Preschool and Pre Kindergarten
Chess Club, 3:15 p.m.

Friday, February 17th
Second Trimester Concludes
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Athletes traveling to Shamrock will dismiss at 10:45 a.m. and we ask that you pull out from the parking lot by 11:00 a.m. to avoid dismissal traffic.
Early Release at 11:30 a.m. (Club Knight open until 6:00 p.m.)

BSS Varsity Girls Bball vs Mary Magdalene, 6:10 p.m. at St. Mark Catholic School (14750 Stumptown Road, Huntersville)

BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs IHM "B2" (from GA), 7:20 p.m. at St. Matthew Catholic School (11525 Elm Lane, Charlotte)

BSS Cheer Team cheers on the Varsity Boys team, 7:20 p.m. at St. Matthew Catholic School (11525 Elm Lane, Charlotte)

Saturday, February 18th
The Cheer Team will cheer at the boy's games.

If teams win on Friday night:
BSS Varsity Girls Bball vs TBA, 9:10 a.m. at St. Patrick School (1125 Buchanan Street, Charlotte)

BSS Varsity Boys Ball vs TBA, 10:20 a.m. at St. Gabriel Catholic School (3028 Providence Road, Charlotte)

If teams lose on Friday night:
BSS Varsity Girls Bball vs TBA, 1:00 p.m. at  St. Mark Catholic School (14750 Stumptown Road, Huntersville)

BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs TBA, 8:00 a.m. at Charlotte Catholic High School (7702 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte)

Shamrock Tournament Cheer Exhibition, 4:00 p.m. at Charlotte Catholic High School (7702 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte)

Sunday, February 19th
Shamrock Tournament

Monday, February 20th
No School, President's Day
Club Knight Camp-CANCELLED

Tuesday, February 21st
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.

Wednesday, February 22nd
All School Dress Down
Report Cards

Thursday, February 23rd
NERF Wars with the MS Teachers Auction Buy In Party

Friday, February 24th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.

Spring Sports
It's time to sign up for spring sports!  If your child(ren) plan to participate in Golf, Softball, Tennis, or Track please make note on the sign up even if you have already signed up via the One Form.

All winter sports uniforms are due to Coach Eggleston NO LATER than Friday, February 24th.  Uniforms should be washed and placed in a bag labeled with the athlete's name.
Knight News
Spelling Bee Success!
We are so proud of eighth grader Srikar Kavirayuni's success at last week's Times-News Spelling Bee.  Srikar placed first runner-up!  Way to represent BSS!



Cansculpt Alamance
Our "Green Eggs and Ham" Cansculpt Sculpture is complete! Thanks to Mrs. Rebecca Wetter and her "Can Do" team of students for their hard work.  HERE is an article from the Times-News about Cansculpt 2017.

It is now time to VOTE!  Stop by Holly Hill Mall through Friday, February 17th and vote for BSS!


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, February 27th for coffee hosted by Lowe Funeral Home!




Thanks to Palmer Generator for hosting last week!

 
   
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.

Exciting news!  If we meet our sales goal (33 more books) by  2-24-17 , we are entered to win an IPad or a GoPro for our school.  Please purchase your yearbook!

Thank you-Mrs. Kearney ckearney@bssknights.org 






 

JUNIOR VILLAINS BASEBALL PROGRAM
"If your son is a 7th or 8th grader that is interested in playing baseball this spring for the Junior Villains, please contact Coach Craig Turner at  craigmturner11@gmail.com.  Tryouts will be held on February 20th."
 

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From Blessed Sacrament Church-Bulletin Advertising
Are you interested in an opportunity to advertise your business or promote your company's special offers in a trusted resource that Parish families utilize every day? If you are, please contact Joe Sheehy from Liturgical Publications.

Your ad will appear in each weekly printed bulletin as well as on the Parish's website.  A digital ad is included with a direct link to your business webpage or Facebook page with the purchase of any two block or greater size ad.  Professional ad design is included in all ad pricing.

This is a great opportunity to promote your business each week and support the Parish at the same time.  The advertisements also pay for the weekly bulletins the Parish receives so we are always looking for more businesses to sponsor an ad for us.  

If you'd like to participate, now is a great time!  Contact Joe Sheehy at 203.231.0727 or   jsheehy@4lpi.com.
Prayer Requests
Keep the BSS athletic team, families and friends as they travel to Charlotte for the weekend.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

Last week's PECSSA Basketball Tournament was a great success for our school. We received many compliments especially about the great food in or concession because it is not just pizza. Thank you to all who came out and volunteered for this event.  Also, please take the time to go to the Holly Hill Mall and vote for our cansculpt "Green Eggs and Ham." It is always a great day to be a Knight!

Mrs. Gomez
 
Shamrock Tournament
This weekend our Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball and our cheerleaders will be traveling to Charlotte for the Shamrock Tournament. Middle School students from Catholic schools as far away as Georgia come to play basketball for the weekend. In addition, there is a cheerleading exhibit followed by Mass. It is wonderful to see so many students from different states coming together for a fun-filled basketball weekend. 
From the Admissions & Advancement Office


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
Hydroponic Garden
Middle School students enjoyed the process of constructing a hydroponic tower garden. This tower and related equipment was funded by the Bright Ideas Grant hosted by the Piedmont Electric Membership Cooperation.  
Students prepared and tested 40 gallons of tap water to check chlorine levels, assembled the tower's electrical system including its pump and grow lights.   Finally they planted their first batch of 20 seedlings, including lettuce, celery and cilantro. A huge thank you to parent helper Lisa Waldmann for lending a hand to Mrs. Sebastian during Engineering class for this awesome project! Stay tuned for more pictures as our seedlings grow into edible produce!

 



Second grade plays their instruments for Kindergarten and first grade.


Fourth Grade studies Jackie Robinson
Can you jump as far as Jackie Robinson? 4th grade is studying one of Ms. Kelley's favorite American heroes, Hall of Fame Baseball player and Civil Rights Activist who helped put an end to segregation.




Alumni Will Lowe speaks with Middle School 
Will Lowe talks about the physics of sound and how plant biology relates to building instruments as well as using CAD and  CAM in designing and the manufacturing process. 
Pictured here is a  $12,000 Gibson 1920's banjo and and A Vintage Martin guitar valued at $53,000. 

My Funny Valentine!
Eighth graders and Mrs. Kearney rock their animal sunglasses on Valentine's Day!

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, March 7th.


2017 Scholastic Book Fair
Scholastic Book Fair Co Chairs Danica Kelso and Rebecca Wieting are excited to announce the dates for our 2017 Scholastic Book Fair!

Monday, March 13th
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Set Up
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: Faculty Preview Party (Wish Lists & Refreshments

Tuesday, March 14th
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Book Fair Open

Wednesday, March 15th
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Book Fair Open
 
Thursday, March 16th
7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.: Book Fair Open
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: Family Fun Night

Friday, March 17th
8:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.: Book Fair Open
8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Pack Up

Volunteer sign up and student shopping schedule coming soon!


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BSS Athletics 
BSS Spring Tennis News
Coach Hackman and Coach Brasington look forward to welcoming players back on the court for the spring tennis season.  

Mark your calendar with these important dates:
Practice begins: March 1st  from  3:30-4:30 p.m
Matches begin: Friday, March 10th
AJTF Middle School Spring Tournament: Friday, April 28 & Saturday, April 29th
Visit the BSS CALENDAR f or match dates and locations!

Track is Back!
Spring track begins Tuesday, March 7th for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.  ALL students will practice at BSS from 3:15-4:30 p.m. on the back field.

Students who do not have PE on Tuesdays must bring an appropriate change of clothes and shoes.  All students need a water bottle and a run ready attitude!

NEW DATE FROM LAST WEEK!! The PECSAA track meet is scheduled for Friday, May 12th at Bishop McGuinness High School.  The Dual Track Meet is currently being scheduled so watch for a date soon!

Co-Ed Softball
Softball practice for students in grades 6th-8th begins Monday, March 13th. Practice is at the school from 3:15 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and players need a glove, water bottle, and appropriate clothes and shoes for practice.

The PECSAA softball tournament is scheduled for Saturday, May 13th.



All winter sports uniforms are due to Coach Eggleston NO LATER than Friday, February 24th.  Uniforms should be washed and placed in a bag labeled with the athlete's name.
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!







Adult Craft
Quilling. Turn strips of paper into a work of art!
Thursday, February 16th
12:00 pm
Graham Public Library
Adult Crafternoon
Learn how to "Quill."
Wednesday, February 22nd
3:00 pm
Mebane Public Library
Color Me Calm
For ages 13 and up! Stress-free coloring!
Monday, February 27th
4:00 pm
Graham Public Library
Kalimba Workshop
Make and decorate an African thumb piano! Ages 8+
Monday, February 27th
4:30 pm
Mebane Public Library
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