Important Dates


Wednesday, April 18th
Progress Reports
Admissions Testing, 1:00 p.m.
BSS Tennis vs BCA, 4:00 p.m. at Burlington Tennis Center (1402 Overbrook Rd, Burlington)

Thursday, April 19th
STEM Night & Open House, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 20th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
BSS Tennis vs Southern Alamance, 4:00 p.m. (631 Southern High School Rd, Graham)

Saturday, April 21st
Little Knights & Kindergarten Friends, 10:00 a.m. on the Little Knights Playground

Sunday, April 22nd
Middle School FLL, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, April 23rd
BSS Golf vs IHM, 4:00 p.m. at TBA location

Tuesday, April 24th
Class Group Photos in Spring Uniforms
7th Grade Visits Bishop McGuinness High School

Wednesday, April 25th
All School Dress Down
Field Day T-Shirt Orders Due!

Thursdsay, April 26th
BSS Golf Tri Match vs Davidson Day and Sacred Heart Catholic School (220 Laurel Valley Way, Salisbury)

Friday, April 27th
Kindergarten Field Trip to the Museum of Life and Science
Mass 8:45
BSS Tennis vs Mebane at Burlington Tennis Center (1402 Overlook Road, Burlington)

Saturday, April 28th
Burlington Maker's Faire at Holly Hill Mall

Sunday, April 29th
PECSAA Track Meet 1:00 at Bishop McGuinness High School (1725 Highway 66, Kernersville)
Middle School FLL, 2:00 p.m.
Knight News

School Supply Drive for Greensboro Tornado Victims

Starting tomorrow, April 18th , the Student Council will be collecting items to assist the victims of the recent tornado that afflicted Guilford County. They are in need of many items. We have assigned each grade an item, and would love if as many people as possible could participate. 

Preschool and Pre-K- Wide Ruled Notebook Paper
Kindergarten- #2 Yellow Pencils
1st Grade- Crayons (24 pack preferred) 
2nd Grade- Colored Pencils
3rd Grade- Scissors
4th Grade- Glue / Glue Sticks
5th Grade- Handheld Pencil Sharpeners
6th Grade- Baby Wipes
7th Grade- Work and Plastic Gloves
8th Grade- Garbage Bags

The two classes with the highest level of participation
will receive a special prize. 

Please bring items in as soon as possible.
Thank You,
Student Council
Congratulations to our Field Day T-Shirt Design Winner - Haven Amick!
Haven's design will be featured on all the Field Day t-shirts this year.
(Please see below for ordering information.)
Congratulations to Our New AYLA Members for the 2018-19 School Year!
Corey Amyot, Thomas Glenn, Ava Goodman, Grace Kafer, Kennedy Grace Joyce, Mary Klein, Olivia Long, Bacall Sellars, Maddy Sheppard, Grace Stalek, Casey Troutman and Artururo Valderrama-Lara were chosen to represent Blessed Sacrament School in the Alamance Youth Leadership Academy starting next school year. Congratulations to all!
STREAM Speaker - BSS AlumKnight Jace Walker!
BSS AlumKnight Jace Walker spoke to the Middle School students about his participation in the Career Accelerator Program. This program combines classes at ACC with paid work experience at local manufacturing companies. Thank you to Barb Gorman at GKN Driveline and Stephanie Whitehead at Rego Products for making his visit possible.
Eighth Grade Pay-It-Forward Projects
Eighth graders are busy collecting items and raising money for various worthy causes as part of their Pay-It-Forward project for Religion class. Read below to see how you can help.
8th Grade Shadow!
All proceeds will go to the Family Abuse Services of Alamance County.
Noah Goodman and Raleigh Ferrell
 Have you ever wondered what it is like to be in the 8th grade? Well, on April 24th, 16 lucky elementary students will have the opportunity to live as an 8th grader. Students in grades K-4th will have the opportunity to buy tickets in order to shadow an 8th grader. Tickets will be sold for 50 cents each.
Ticket sales end this Friday, April 20th.
Military Missions in Action

Keira Dappen, Mae Glenn, Connor Ramous, Nathan Amyot, Anna Hirose

We are collecting items to donate to a non-profit organization,
Military Missions In Action!
The items we are looking to collect are:
Packaged Hand Sanitizers
Wash Clothes
Baby Wipes
Razors
Toothpaste
Q-tips
Toothbrushes
Fingernail Clippers
Mouthwash
Shower Shoes
Deodorant
Laundry Bags
Shampoo
Combs/Brushes
Conditioner
Clothing
Lotion
Tennis Shoes/Boots
Chapstick
Carrying Bags

We have to have these items collected by April 27th so they can be driven to Fuquay-Varina where MMIA is located.
Any donations will be greatly appreciated.
There will be a box outside the
Multi-Purpose room where the items will be collected.
Mission, Vision, and Core Values are at the root of the organization:
• MISSION: Dedicated to assisting veterans, members of the armed forces and their families.
• VISION: To set the standard of support for our veterans, members of the armed forces and their families by engaging neighbors, business and organizations.
• CORE VALUES: Accountability, Dedication, Honor, Integrity, Patriotism, Service.

This information and more found at: http://militarymissionsinaction.org/





Saint Jude's Children Research Hospital

Anijey Flores-Jasso, Christian Hernandez, Shane Flaherty, America Hernandez, Haven Amick



When: Saturday, April 21

Time: 1pm- 3pm

Where: BSS Parking Lot 

Cost: $7 per car 
*Plus any additional donations
Save the date for Grandparent & Special Friends Day!
Blessed Sacrament school faculty, staff, and students look forward to hosting Grandparents and Special Friends Thursday, May 17th.
APRIL 28, 2018 
HOLLY HILL MALL 
10AM - 5PM 

BSS looks forward to returning to the 2018 Burlington Maker Faire! Students in preschool through 8th grade are hard at work on classroom and group projects.

One of the things that always makes our school display stand out is the representation from our students on site to discuss their projects. We hope that students from each grade will attend this year and share the news about their STREAM process and final Maker Faire projects.

Sign up  HERE  to help at the Maker Faire!
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
Please pray for all who were affected by the tornado on Sunday.

Remember in your prayers those serving in the military, especially Jeremy Bost and Sam Sebastian.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Community,

We are looking forward to another successful STEM Night on Thursday, April 19, beginning at 5:30. There will be many hands-on activities, robots and guest visitors. In addition, The Times News , will be writing about the event. Hope to see you tomorrow night.
Mrs. Gomez

International Day
BSS will have an International Festival Day on Friday, May 4 beginning at 8:45. Be on the lookout for more information this weekend.
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Spread the word to prospective students! Visit BSS!

Take a Look Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
May 15th & 22nd
Spring Open House
Wednesday, May 9th
Drop in between 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m
Prospective families with children rising Preschool through rising 6th grade are invited to attend our Spring Open House!
Knights of Summer-2018 Summer Camp News
2018 Knights of Summer Registration is open!



Contact Coach Eggleston with any camp questions! ceggleston@bssknights.org
Parents in Partnership
FIELD DAY T-SHIRT ORDERS ARE DUE ON APRIL 25th!
Be sure to get your order in to the office by April 25th. Order forms went home in the Wednesday envelopes last week. Late orders will be NOT be accepted! **NOTE** Middle School students will also wear their shirts on one day of their field trip next month and they may wear them for one day of PE next year.



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Classroom Connections
First and Second Graders Made "Easter Egg Maracas" with their
STREAM Buddies Last Friday!
Athletics

Spring Sports

Sunday April 22, Last Sunday Practice before the Bishop Meet
Sunday April 29, PECSAA Meet, Bishop McGuinness High School, 1:00 p.m.
(Sunday, May 6, PECSAA Meet RAIN DATE)

The PECSAA Meet is around the corner! We are hoping that you have saved this date as we will need most of our runners to be available. Please let Coach Klein know ASAP if your child CANNOT attend. Please also be aware that we can only enter one boy and one girl for each event (except relays).

Our goal is to maximize points by using the fastest runners first so there may be a few children in lower grades, that will be assigned as a back up runner. There are also several grades with too few children so we will ask those who don't have a race in their grade to run up a grade level to help us gain points.

All of the competing teams will be doing the same. Any event that we do not have a runner in, costs us points! We will give out race assignments for this meet the week after our Blue v/s Gold meet. We are in the process of assigning relay teams, so AGAIN, please notify Coach Klein ASAP if your child cannot attend, so we can assign events accordingly.
Jennietuckklein@aol.com (336) 266-4776

Jen Klein, Keith Rugh, Tara Hackman

Our annual athletic banquet is Tuesday, May 15th at 6:00 p.m. in the Gathering Space at Blessed Sacrament Church. Watch for more details from Coach Eggleston closer the event!
Community News