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Winter Sports Sign Up
It's time to sign up for winter sports!  Sign up at the link below to indicate if your BSS athlete will participate in Pep Squad, Cheer, Girls JV Basketball, Girls Varsity Basketball, Boys JV Basketball, Boys Varsity Basketball.    The One Form is used to track payment for our winter sports but rosters are created from THIS
 sign up. No additions to the cheer roster after October 20th and not additions to the remaining team rosters after October 27th.  

Students MUST have an up to date physical on file before they can attend the first practice or training session.  A copy of the physical can be found HERE.


Wednesday, October 4th
Iowa Assessment (3rd-8th grade)
Progress Reports
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, October 5th
Iowa Assessments (3rd-8th grade)
BSS Volleyball vs Sacred Heart Catholic School, 4:00 p.m. at SHCS (385 Lumen Christi Lane, Salisbury )
BSS Volleyball vs Sacred Heart Catholic School, 5:30 p.m. at SHCS 

Friday, October 6th
Students participating in fall sports will wear their team uniform to school.  This includes cross country, running club (PE shirts), soccer, tennis, volleyball, and our BSS Animals Biddy Soccer teams.  If you play multiple sports you may bring your additional jerseys/shirts.
Iowa Assessments (5th grade)
Final day to submit box tops for the fall contest!
Blessing of the Animals, 7:30 a.m. arrival with animals (food donations accepted!)
Middle School FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.
BSS Tennis vs Western Alamance, 4:00 p.m. at Olde Forest Racquet Club (200 Pinedale Drive, Burlington)

Saturday, October 7th
BSS Volleyball vs OLM, 9:30 a.m. at The Burlington School (1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington)
BSS Volleyball vs OLG, 12:30 p.m. at TBS

Sunday, October 8th
Middle School FLL Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, October 9th
BSS Soccer vs Sacred Heart Catholic School, 4:00 p.m. at BSS

Wednesday, October 11th 
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
4th Grade FLL, 3:15 p.m.
BSS Soccer vs St. Pius X, 4:30 p.m. at BSS

Thursday, October 12th
All School Dress Down-reward to meeting the Student Council Hurricane Relief Fund Goals

Friday, October 13th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Middle School FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.
AJTF Middle School Tennis Tournament, matches begin at 4:00 p.m.
PECSAA Volleyball Tournament, info TBA

Saturday, October 14th
AJTF Middle School Tennis Tournament, matches begin at 9:00 a.m.
PECSAA Volleyball Tournament, info TBA

Sunday, October 15th
PECSAA Volleyball Tournament, info TBA
Middle School FLL Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, October 16th
8th Grade Field Trip to the State Fair
BSS Soccer vs Our Lady of Mercy, 5:15 p.m. at OLM (1730 Link Road, Winston-Salem)
Knight News
Student Council Hurricane Relief Fundraiser
Thanks to YOUR support the BSS Student Council sent $1,197 to Catholic Charities for hurricane relief efforts.  

Thank you to our Curb Appeal Committee 
Thank you Curb Appeal Committee, led by Jennifer Klein and Yukie Kajita, and volunteers for your work on our school grounds last Sunday.  Mulch was added to spruce up the trees and bushes recently planted in our side yard.  The new additions to our yard are a result of the Tree Donation Program to honor or memorialize a special person.  This is an ongoing program and more details may be found HERE.

A special thank you to Lisa Waldmann for the design and layout of our new landscaping plan.

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--SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28TH
We hope BSS students and families will participate in the 2nd annual "I Will Survive 5K" to benefit the Survivorship Fund at Cone Health Cancer Center at ARMC for local cancer survivors in beautiful historic Burlington. This scenic rolling course begins and ends on Davis St taking participants through old charm of Burlington's historic district.

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 pray for the victims and the families of the Las Vegas shooting. 
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

Once again the BSS families show their compassion for those in need. We raise over $1000 for the hurricane relief effort and collected plenty of diapers. Thank you for your generosity. We are looking forward to seeing Coach Eggleston do push-ups and Mrs. Wetter sit-ups next Tuesday, 10/10 at
flag raising. 

Mrs. Gomez
Blessing of the Animals
Hope to see your pets on Friday for the Blessing of the Animals. We will gather on the front lawn/parking lot between 7:45-8:00.
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
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

Save the date for our annual 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

Link your Lowes Rewards Card!
Thank you to those who have already linked your card!  We received our first check for $111.33!

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!

Update from Hospitality Chair, Beth Fitzgerald
Thank you parents and grandparents for the delicious luncheon you provided our faculty & staff today!

Reminders from Box Tops Chair, Betsy Sioussat
Box Tops
Keep clipping and dropping those box tops into the Little Pink Mailbox located across from the main office.  Make sure you label your bag or envelope with the child's name and grade!

The final day to submit Box Tops for the fall contest is Friday, October 6th.

Last year we earned $773.10 from box top collections!

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

STREAM In Action Speaker Series
Elon University Sociologist and Professor Tom Arcaro speaks about the STEM behind social sciences and Humanitarian Aid Workers.

Kindergarten Celebrates Johnny Appleseed Day
Kindergarten celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day with Apple Centers.  Thank you parents and middle school buddies for your help!

Eighth Grade Traditions
Mrs. Kearney and the eighth graders enjoyed their first trip of the school year downtown for lunch.

Visit from the Chickens
First and second graders loved their visit from Mrs. Spear and her chickens!

BSS Athletics 

Bishop McGuinness Ball Boy Opportunity
If you are interested in being the ball boy or girl for the coming home football games on October 13th and October 20th, please email Coach Hackett.  dhackett@bmhs.us

BSS Animals are Back!
The BSS Animals Biddy soccer teams are back in action this fall.  Stop by a game if you can and support our youngest soccer Knights! We have a team that plays on Monday nights and a team that plays on Thursday nights.

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

Coaches: Zach Lezesque and Ann Amyot
Practice: Mondays and Wednesdays from  3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at BSS

Coaches: Tim Hackman & Chad Brasington
Practice Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Burlington Tennis Center 

JV Volleyball
Coaches: Terry Cunningham
Practice: Tuesdays and Thursdays, The Burlington School Davis Street campus gym from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Varsity Volleyball
Coaches: Jennifer Lee & Rodney Amick
Practice: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Varsity players will walk to the The Burlington School Davis Street campus gym at 3:00 p.m..  Varsity practice concludes at 4:45 p.m.

Cross Country
Coaches: Jennifer Klein, Keith Rugh & Tara Hackman
Training Schedule: Training is Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
If your child is participating in JV Volleyball, they will be taken over to TBS at the end of XC practice, along with ALL volleyball player book bags. All other students will return to BSS between 4 and 4:15 for pick up.
Meet Schedule:
9/20: @ Sacred Heart School at 3:15 p.m.
9/28 @ Bradford Academy at 3:15 p.m.
10/18: @ Sacred Heart School at 3:15 p.m
Additional meets and trail run training dates are TBA.

Running Club
Coaches: Katie LaPlante 
Training Schedule: Monday, September 25th-Monday, November 6th from 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. 
Community News

Unleash your story during Teen Read Week!  Join us for programs, contests, and more that will be taking place all week.  Check your branches for more information.  
May Memorial Library:
  • TEEN READ WEEK CRAFT. Tuesday, October 10th. * 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. * Ages 13 to 19. Make a craft out of recycled books! 
  • TEEN STAR WARS PARTY.  Thursday, October 12th * 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. * Ages 13 to 19. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character! Crafts, costume contest, games and more! 
  • FAN FAIR. Saturday, October 14th. * 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. * Ages 13 to 19. End Teen Read Week at our very first Fandom Fair! Come dressed as your favorite fandom, play trivia, make crafts, and win prizes! 
Graham Public Library:
  • GAME AND GUESS: Any Time * For 6th to 12th graders. Drop by and play a round of Would You Rather, then take a guess at our "Book in a Jar" for a chance to win a prize!
Mebane Public Library:
  • DRAWING 101. Wednesday, October 11th.* 4:30 p.m. * For 6th to 12th graders.  Learn to draw facial expressions and create wordless stories.  All levels of drawing ability are welcome, and drawing materials will be provided.
  • ANIMEBANE ANIME CLUB. Saturday, October  14th. * 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. * Ages 13 to 19. AniMebane's Annual Cosplay Party! Come in cosplay or costume, and enjoy crafts, games, cosplay contests, prize drawings and more!

Have a Spooky Time with Us!
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.
Courthouse Square, Graham, NC. Downtown Graham Pumpkin Bash. Friday, October 27th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Visit the Graham Library's table and enjoy the games, rides and fun around the courthouse in Graham. For more information call Graham Parks and Recreation (336) 570-6718.
Mebane Public LibrarySPOOKFest. Monday, October 30th at 6:30 p.m. All ages. Get decked out in your Halloween costume and join us for not-so scary stories, silly science, and spookatcular treats! We'll top off the night with a mini Halloween comic give-away! For more information call (919) 563-6431.
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