Important Dates


Wednesday, January 24th
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, January 25th
BSS Varsity BOYS Bball vs Our Lady of Grace, 4:00 p.m. at OLG ( 201 S Chapman St, Greensboro)
BSS Varsity GIRLS Bball vs Our Lady of Grace, 5:15 p.m. at OLG
Note that the boys and girls games have been switched!

Friday, January 26th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.

Saturday, January 27th
Second Collection at Blessed Sacrament Church designated for BSS
BSS JV Girls Bball vs St Leo's, 9:30 a.m. at SLS (333 Springdale Ave., Winston-Salem)
BSS JV Boys Bball vs St Leo's, 10:40 a.m. at SLS
BSS Varsity Girls Bball vs St Leo;s, 11:50 a.m. at SLS
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs St Leo's, 1:00 p.m. at SLS

Sunday, January 28th
Second Collection at Blessed Sacrament Church designated for BSS
Catholic Schools Week X-STREAM Expo, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church
Catholic Schools Week Mass, 10:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church IN SCHOOL UNIFORM!
We ask that families join us in the reserved Blessed Sacrament School area in the church.  Students will sit with their family during Mass . ALL families are invited to attend Mass
Middle School FLL, 2:00 p.m.

Look for information in the Knight News for each day's Catholic Schools Week and Spirit Week Activities!

Monday, January 29th
BSS JV Boys Bball vs St. Pius X, 4:00 p.m. at SPX (  2200 N Elm St, Greensboro)
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs St Pius X, 5:15 p.m . at SPX
Note new time from original schedule!

Tuesday, January 30th
Many Gifts, One Nation: Day of Giving Back to Catholic Schools
Take a Look Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, January 31st
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
Faculty & Staff Luncheon, drop items no later than 10:00 a.m.
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs The Burlington School, 4:00 p.m. at TBS (1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington)
BSS Varsity Girls Bball vs TBS, 5:15 p.m. at TBS
*Note that boys play first!

Thursday, February 1st 
Preschool-rising 4th grade students Flash Forward, various time in the morning
Living Wax Museum, 9:30 a.m.
Town Hall Meeting & Flash Forward
6:00 p.m .: Opening session with a report from Mrs. Gomez, an update from the Advancement Cabinet, and a few words about summer camp.

6:20 p.m .:FLASH FORWARD and attend one of the following sessions:
Rising Pre Kindergarten-Rising 4th Grade Parents
Preparing for Pre Kinderarten & Kindergarten at BSS!
Meet the First & Second Grade Dream Team!
Time with the Third & Fourth Grade Dynamic Duo!

Rising 5th Grade Parents
Welcome to Middle School: Meet with the Middle School STREAM Team!

Rising 6th-8th Grade Parents
High School Fair for Middle School Parents (meet representatives from area public and private high schools)
Confirmed Representatives from:
ABSS College & Career Promise Program
ABSS Early & Middle College
International Baccalaureate Program at Williams High School
Academy of Finance at Williams High School
Bishop McGuinness High School
The Burlington School HIGH SCHOOL
Western Alamance High School Guidance Counselor
Western Alamance High School ROTC

Invitations Extended:
ABSS CTEC Program
Guidance Counselors from area ABSS high schools
Cardinal Gibbons High School
Burlington Christian Academy HIGH SCHOOL

6:40 p.m. : FLASH FORWARD and attend one of the following sessions:
Rising Pre Kindergarten-Rising 4th Grade Parents
Preparing for Pre Kinderarten & Kindergarten at BSS!
Meet the First & Second Grade Dream Team!
Time with the Third & Fourth Grade Dynamic Duo!

Friday, February 2nd
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
AYLA, 9:00 a.m. Elon Community Church UCC (271 N Williamson Ave, Elon)
Pep Rally, 2:05 p.m.

Saturday, February 3rd
BSS JV Girls Bball vs Immaculate Heart of Mary, 9:30 a.m. at Burlington Christian Academy (621 E 6th St, Burlington)
BSS JV Boys Bball vs IHM, 10:40 a.m. at BCA
8th Grade Recognition for Cheerleaders and Girls & Boys Basketball Players prior to the Varsity Girls game
BSS Varsity Girls Bball vs IHM, 11:50 a.m. at BCA
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs IHM, 1:00 p.m. at BCA

Sunday, February 4th
Winter Cheer Classic, 2:00 p.m. at The Burlington School (1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington)
Middle School FLL, 2:00 p.m.
Knight News
Eighth Graders recently received their "8th Grade Shirts" after the Athletic Recognition Ceremony. Both the unveiling of the shirt and the recognition ceremony are annual eighth grade traditions!
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 : Operation Gratitude Letter Writing Campaign

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 during lunch in the cafeteria, and middle school during lunch in cafeteria.
Winter Pep Rally

You’re Invited!
Catholic Schools Week Living Wax Museum & Student Presentations
Blessed Sacrament School
Thursday, February 1 st from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
7 th & 8 th  Grade Living Wax Museum of Historical Figures in the history of the Catholic Church
5 th & 6 th presentations on the Holy Days, Sacraments, & Plagues
 
Meet Mary Tudor (Bloody Mary), Martin Luther, Saint Jerome, Michelangelo, and more “live” and in person!

Save the Date!
Night for the Knights
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Ramada Inn, Burlington
6:00 p.m.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and watch your team on the big screens!
Help us stuff our raffle bags!
The Night for the Knights 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! NEW and unopened items may be dropped off at the school!


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  
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Praesis Ut Prosis
Excel That You Might Better Serve
 
Applications are being accepted for the 2018-19 school year  
Only High School in the Triad to achieve College Board Honor Roll for AP Program
Personalized College Counseling
Catholic Relief Service Global Service Award as a Platinum School
Outstanding Academics, Arts and Athletic Programs
Financial Assistance and Transportation Available
 
Please call the admissions office for your private tour
564-1011 or  kknox@bmhs.us

Prayer Requests
For all those affected by the shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky.

Please pray for Melanie Gonzalez (Zachary, 7 th) as she recovers from surgery.

Remember in your prayers the Brantley Family (Lilly, Pre-School) at this time.

Please remember the Torres-Cruz Family (Sofia, Pre-Kindergarten) at this time.

From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Community,

With the snowfall of last week now a memory, students are back to work. The last two days of instruction has been amazing. 2 nd grade is learning about the elements of folktales, plotting graph coordinates to create polygons, MS Math Crunchers were a buzz deciding on their Science Competition topics and in Pre-Algebra students were learning to compare and order rational numbers with variables. Spread the word about the awesome learning taking place at BSS.

Mrs. Gomez

CSW Mass
Hope to see you at the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, January 28 as we celebrate the beginning of Catholic Schools Week. We ask that students wear their uniforms.

From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Tuition Assistance is available to families who wish to provide a Blessed Sacrament School education to their children but are unable to afford the full cost of the education. All assistance is offered on the basis of demonstrated need, and all assistance recipients must complete a Grant & Aid Application through FACTS Management Services to be eligible for tuition assistance. 

We strongly encourage Pre Kindergarten families to apply for the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship in addition to their FACTS application. 

The transition from Pre Kindergarten to Kindergarten is the one time an existing school family may apply and be considered for the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship.   

Blessed Sacrament Tuition Assistance Application open and accepting applications for new and returning students.

North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Application opens by early February, 2018.
 
If you need help or have questions about Kindergarten enrollment or tuition assistance, please contact Tara Hackman, Admissions Director at 336.570.0019.
Spread the word to prospective students! Visit BSS!

Take a Look Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
January 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
Classroom Connections
Sixth grade and Kindergarten work together on a project for our neighbors on Hillcrest Avenue. Sixth graders will deliver the project next Monday as we "Celebrate our Community"!
Athletics
Spring Sports
It's time to sign up for spring sports! If your child(ren) plan to participate in Golf, Softball, or Track please make note on the sign up even if you have already signed up via the One Form. The tennis email was sent out earlier multiple times due to an early deadline. No sign ups accepted after Friday, March 2nd.


TRACK Co-Ed grades K-3
Coaches: TBA
Practice: Thursdays at BSS 3:15-tba PRACTICE BEGINS THURSDAY, MARCH 8TH
Parent help is needed at all practices.

Optional Family Practices - Sundays 4:00-5:00 starting March 12th at Williams HS
Final PECSAA Track Meet is Sunday, April 29th. Additional meets are TBA.

TRACK Co-Ed grades 4-8
Coaches: Jennifer Klein (  jennietuckklein@aol.com)  , Keith Rugh ( rughster73@triad.rr.com)  , Tara Hackman (thackman@bssknights.org)
Practice: Tuesdays at BSS 3:15-TBA  PRACTICE BEGINS TUESDAY, MARCH 6TH
Parent help is needed at all practices

Optional Family Practices - Sundays 4:00-5:00 starting March 12th at Williams HS
Final PECSAA Track Meet is Sunday, April 29th. Additional meets are TBA.

GOLF  Co-Ed grades 5-8
Practice: Practice either Monday or Thursday. Meets against PECSAA schools and BCA.

SOFTBALL Co-Ed grades 6-8 
Coach: Jennifer Lee (  Jennifer.sallyins@gmail.com)
Practice: TBA
PRACTICE BEGINS TBA

TENNIS Co-Ed grades 5-8
Coaches: Tim Hackman (  timhackman@hotmail.com)  and Chad Brasington (chadbmd@gmail.com)
Practice: Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 at The Burlington Tennis Center
PRACTICE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7TH
Matches will be played on Fridays beginning March 16th.
AJTF Middle School Tennis Camp: February 26th-March 2nd (details coming soon!)
PECSAA Tournament Varsity Basketball Championships Broadcast Live on Bishop McGuinness Sports Radio
 
Once again Bishop McGuinness Sports Radio will be broadcasting live radio coverage of the PECSAA Varsity Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball Championship Games.  The broadcasts can be accessed from anywhere in the world so family and friends from outside of the area can tune in to listen to the games.  In addition to being able to catch the games via a laptop or desktop computer, fans will have access to the broadcasts via ANY mobile device (cell phone, tablet, etc) through the free app 'Mixlr'.  The app is free to install and use. There is no registration required and it is available on all Android or Apple powered platforms, including iPad.  

For information on listening to the games via a mobile device, including direct links to download the free app, you can also check out our Mobile FAQ page at:  http://www.bmhsathletics.com/mobile-listener-faq.html ".  The broadcasts will also be archived within a couple of days after the tournament.  In addition to the games, we hope to have pre-game interviews with the coaches of all four teams that advance to the PECSAA Championship Game.  If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Stoller at  jstoller@bmhs.us  or Dave Shook at  dave.shook@hotmail.com .
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!



AAU BOYS’ BASKETBALL -BISHOP MCGUINNESS (Tryouts RIGHT BEFORE PECSAA TOURNAMENT)
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 practice Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:45-7 at Bishop McGuinness and 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-  jstoller@bmhs.us   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  www.ncspartansbasketball.com  and Twitter @NCSpartans.
Community News
Fifth Grader Juliette Onder performs in, "Stranded"
Rescheduled for January 26th!

Rescheduled: Storytime with the Tooth Fairy at the Graham Public Library. Friday, January 26th at 10:30 a.m. For children of all ages. Join us as the Tooth Fairy reads her special book, Tooth Fairy in Disguise. The Tooth Fairy comes up with a great idea to help children prevent cavities! She's got the perfect disguise. Tooth Fairy in Disguise books will be available for purchase.
No-Frills Trail 5K
Saturday, 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:
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 www.BurlingtonNC.gov/Outdoors or call the Outdoor Program Coordinator at (336) 222-5135.