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PLEASE NOTE THAT Friday, November 4th is no longer a day of school for our students.  In order to prepare for our accreditation report and visit, our faculty and staff need the day for collaboration and preparation.  There is no Club Knight camp offered on this date.

Wednesday, October 5
Progress Reports

Thursday, October 6
BSS Soccer vs The Burlington School, 4:00 p.m. at BSS

Friday, October 7
Pep Rally, 10:45 a.m. - 8th Grade Volleyball Recognition
Early Release, 11:30 a.m. (Club Knight open!)
JV BSS Volleyball vs SLS, 4:30 p.m. at Williams High School
Varsity BSS Volleyball vs OLM, 7:30 p.m. at Williams High School

Saturday, October 8
PECSAA Volleyball Tournament, Williams High School

Monday, October 10
Monday Morning Coffee at The Blend & Co with Corporate Sponsor host Alamance Eye Center, 7:30 a.m.  (127 E. Front Street, Burlington)
Fourth Grade Field Trip to Colonial Living Days, 8:30 a.m. at Alamance Battle Ground

Tuesday, October 11
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
Fourth Grade FIRST LEGO League, 3:15 p.m.
Safe Environment Training, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at BSS

Wednesday, October 12
Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge for 4th-8th graders (Wear PE uniform)
Winter Sports Meeting for parents of athletes in grades 5th-8th participating in Basketball or Cheer, 6:00 p.m. at  Blessed Sacrament Church (1620 Hanford Road, Graham)

Thursday, October 13
BSS Soccer vs SPX, 4:00 p.m. at BSS
HSA Family Dinner Night at Crazy Mexico from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., (2463 W. Webb Avenue, Burlington)

Friday, October 14
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
1st-8th grades walk to "James and the Giant Peach", 12:15 p.m. at the Paramount Theater
Alamance County Junior Tennis Foundation Middle School Tennis Tournament, Times TBA at the Burlington Tennis Center

Saturday, October 15
Alamance County Junior Tennis Foundation Middle School Tennis Tournament, Times TBA at the Burlington Tennis Center
Little Knights and Friends Play Date, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at BSS


Friday, October 7 & Saturday October 8
Dear BSS Parents and Friends,
As many of you know, our school will be hosting the 2016 PECSAA Conference Volleyball Tournament this weekend over at Williams High School. Our kids and coaches are pumped and ready to bring home some hardware to put in our trophy case! Many of you have volunteered to participate in more ways than one, which we are extremely grateful. For anyone else that would like to contribute to the growth of our athletics program but is unable to sign up for a volunteer spot, we still can use your help!

We are looking for any culinary guru's to help whip up some tasty food and treats that we can sell  Friday evening and all day  Saturday. We are breaking these items down into three groups:
-Baked Goods
-Dinner Options
Some ideas could be anything that is crock-pot served, pre-made baked items, or ready to go meal wraps or walking tacos. Everything that we profit goes directly to our Athletics programs for years to come, so it is a huge benefit to all of our students. If you are interested in making a contribution, please email me at  bss_ad@bssknights.org so I can get a list of what we will be able to offer and on what day.

We are so stoked to be the host this year and would love to blow these other schools out of the water with our Alamance County hospitality!

ALWAYS a great day to be a KNIGHT!!
Casey Eggleston
BSS Athletics

Concession donations may be dropped to the table outside the 
multi-purpose room!

Sign up HERE to volunteer!

We know that many of you have signed up via the One Form, but please confirm your commitment here.  It is CRITICAL that we know who is interested in playing no later than October 10th.  Girls and Boys basketball, Cheerleading, and Pep Squad.
Knight News
8th Grade Recognition and Fall Pep Rally this Friday!
BSS recognizes our 8th grade athletes and celebrates our fall athletes this Friday at 10:45 a.m. in the multi purpose room. 

Athletes on our soccer, volleyball, and tennis teams should wear their sports uniform for the pep rally and  team pictures. Members of our BSS Animals Biddy soccer team should wear their uniform shirt to school for recognition during the pep rally. Members of the running club and cross country club are asked to wear their gold PE shirts!  

All other students are asked to wear blue and gold!

Parents, grandparents, and friends of BSS are invited to cheer on the Knights!

Picture Schedule:
  1.       Running Club -8:15 (Gold PE Shirt)
  2. .     Cross Country- 8:30 (Gold PE Shirt-runners who plan to join after             soccer season ends are welcome for picture!)
  3. .     Tennis-8:45 (Blue Tennis Shirt-Mrs. Hackman will have shirts for                anyone that has not received their shirt)
  4. .     Soccer- 9:00 (flip jersey to the gold side)
  5.       JV Volleyball-9:15
  6.       Varsity Volleyball-9:30
If your athlete participates in multiple sports please have them arrive to school in the uniform that is first for pictures.  

Purple Belt Awarded
Congratulations to fourth grader Vito Marino for earning his Purple Belt last weekend!  Vito trains at Lee Brothers and is pictured here getting a big hug from little brother Vasco.

Thank you Friars!
A shout out to our Friars for allowing our Cross Country Club to make a water stop at their house earlier this week!

It's Time to Sign Up for YMCA Basketball!  
Blessed Sacrament will sponsor teams in the following age groups for the 2016-17 season.

Girls Mite Team (1st and 2nd grades)- Coach needed!
Girls Midget Team (3rd and 4th grades.  The YMCA has confirmed that we may play our 3rd graders on the Midget team)-Coach Mike Andress

Boys Biddy Team (1st and 2nd grades)-Coach Blake Pinson
Boys PeeWee Team (3rd and 4th grades)-Coach Justin Stalek

Please submit your registration form with your check MADE OUT TO THE YMCA to Mrs. Hackman's attention no later than Friday, October 21.  Please note your coach's name and write Blessed Sacrament School where it asks for the church.

If you are willing to coach our 1st/2nd grade girls team please email thackman@bssknights.org, thank you!

The cost is $40 for YMCA members and $70 for non members.  Practices begin the week of November 6th and games begin the weekend of December 3rd.

Thank you for your participation!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Blessing of the Animals that was held at Blessed Sacrament Church on Saturday, October 1st and to those that brought donations for the Humane Society of Alamance County.  With your help we collected 312 pounds of dog & cat food, plus numerous cases of can food, collars, leases, pet treats, toys, and other pet supplies. The money collected from the raffle for the baskets and additional cash/check donations brought in a total of $810. The used ink cartridges that were donated will be recycled for additional funds that the Humane Society will be able to use to further their efforts in our county.

Thank you so much for your generosity!

Also, we would like to give a special "Thank you!" to Jackson Benes from Blessed Sacrament School for helping with chairs and handing out prayer cards at the event.

The winners of the animal baskets were Erin Snook, John Lonergan, and Craig Fuquay. The silent auction winners were Teresa Frazier and Maxine Leavitt. 

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Secular Franciscan Fraternity

Art Donations Requested!
Elementary Art Teacher, Rebecca Wetter, needs donations of  fresh clementines,  clean, empty cans and TALL sox for fun fall projects! Also, please consider purchasing a gift card for Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Walmart or another store for additional art supplies for Fall and Winter art projects our elementary students will talk about for years to come! 

Also requesting old paint for a project!

(Hint: Please purchase the gift cards for elementary art through SCRIP in the office, if you want extra money to go directly to BSS. Thank you!)

Purchase your own 8 x 10 copy of the All School Photo-Limited Supply!
Use the order form in the recent Wednesday's yellow envelope.  Photos are only $10!

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, October 10th for coffee hosted by Alamance Eye Center.  
Thank you to La Cocina for hosting this week's coffee!

Babysitter With Experience and References
Do you need a date night? Time alone? Childcare for an event? I am 13 years old and have experience caring for all ages. I am happy to provide references. Call eighth grader Abigail May at 336-675-1228.

Fall Conferences
Conferences are Wednesday, November 9 from 4:00p.m.-7:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 10 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.

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Prayer Requests
Please pray for, Bill Waldmann, grandfather of Marlaina and Karsten Palmer and father of Lisa Waldmann as he recovers from pneumonia.
Please remember in your prayers, Barbara Brown, niece of Mrs. Gomez as she battles major health issues and recovers from back surgery. 
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Parents,

Ready, Set, Go!  Our Volleyball Tournament is here. Thanks to those who have signed up to help and if you can volunteer for one hour it would be greatly appreciated. Let's welcome the teams from Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem with great hospitality and Knight's pride! Hope to see you on Friday and Saturday.

Mrs. Gomez
Accreditation Survey
Don't forget that beginning on Wednesday, October 12 - October 26, the parent survey portal link via the Knight Chronicle will be opened for your responses.  We need 20% of the school families to complete the survey. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Addition of Monogram to Fleece Jacket
Many parents have asked about adding an embroidered monogram to their child's fleece jacket through a local vendor to assist with confusion when jackets are mixed up among students.   BSS has approved the following monogram styles to the fleece jacket in WHITE thread only.  The only approved position is the sleeve of the jacket at the wrist area.  Adding the monogram is not an option with Land's End but you may add the monogram locally.  Contact Mrs. Hackman for suggested vendors.

From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Little Knights and Friends Play Dates
We would like to invite your child and friends to our Preschool and Pre-K play dates at Blessed Sacrament School.  The next play date will be held from 10:00 a. m. to Noon on October 15. During the play dates we hope that the children and their friends will have a great time enjoying our playground while the parents have a chance to visit and get to know each other.
These play dates are open to all Little Knights as well as any friends of family you would like to invite.  We do ask that you let us know if you can attend and if you will be bringing a friend along.  

It's Time for Twos!
Our successful Time for Twos program is back for another year.   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.

Time for Twos meets on Tuesdays for two 12-weeks 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, 22nd,/ December 6th, 13th

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

Contact the admissions office at 336.570.0019 or thackman@bssknights.org to register your child.

Classroom Connections
Kindergarten students celebrate Johnny Appleseed's birthday with their annual Apple Center afternoon!  Kindergarten students enjoyed peeling and coring, tasting, coloring, and drawing scientific conclusions about apples. Everyone also enjoyed a fun apple snack!

We've had a rainy days this year but the kids have enjoyed indoor recess!
Kindergarten & 6th Grade Buddies Visit the Company Shops Market   and May Memorial Library!

HSA (Home & School Association)

The HSA Board and Chairs will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 3:15 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, November 1st.

Weekly Box Tops Winners!
Sixth grader Timothy Hackman and fifth grader Maddy Sheppard were this week's Box Top Winners!

Class Party Sign Ups


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Oktoberfest is Saturday, October 22nd from 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament School
New this year-Outdoor Mass at 4:00 p.m.

Rain Date:  Saturday, October 29th

BSS Athletics 
Winter Sports Practice Schedules Coming Soon!

Fall Sports Information  
Cross Country continues through Monday, November 14th and Running Club continues through Monday, October 31st.

Upcoming Local Races:
Runners and coaches from the BSS Running Club and Cross Country teams will run in the following races:

2016 Alamance Community College Reinhartsen 5K
November 5th
Register HERE
Student rate only $15!!  Be sure to select the Blessed Sacrament team.

AAU BOYS' BASKETBALL -BISHOP MCGUINNESS (Tryouts moved up to December)
Tryouts for the NC Spartans AAU Basketball youngest age group (13U team-7 th  grade and below)  based out of Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School will be  Sunday, Dec. 4 and Sunday, Dec. 11  from  noon-2 p.m.   

Those trying out are encouraged to attend both dates if available but must attend at least one of the two sessions.  The season will not start until after the PECSAA season ends, but the team will be established in December.  The team 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 Sundays from  noon-2. 

The cost for the season is $300 which covers  tournament entry fees, uniforms upkeep and replacement, maintenance, insurance and registration.   Please contact Jeff Stoller-  js@bmhs.us if you plan to try out.  Tryouts for the Spartans 8th grade and high school age teams will be announced soon. For updates on those tryouts, please check  www.ncspartansbasketball.com and Twitter @NCSpartans.

Be a ball girl at the Elon Volleyball games!
Elon Athletics is currently searching for young volleyball players (grades six through 8) who would like to help out at Elon volleyball matches this season as ball girls!  
Elon volleyball ball girls help shag balls in warm-ups alongside the Elon volleyball team members!  In addition to time on the court pregame, ball girls will have an on court seat for the entire match as they assist the Elon volleyball team with ball rotation.  The task is simple and easy and you will receive instructions prior to the start of the match.  We are in search of 2-4 ball girls per match to arrive 1 hour prior to the match start time.  All you have to do is reply to this email with your name and the match that you would like to attend and that's it!  
 We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at an upcoming match this season!

Brian Dudiak 
Director of Event Management and Facilities for Athletics 
Elon University
Koury Center (Athletics) 102
Office (336) 278-6108 
Saturday, October 15, 2016
7:00 PM
Sunday, October 16, 2016
2:00 PM
College of Charleston
Friday, October 28, 2016
7:00 PM
Sunday, October 30, 2016
2:00 PM
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
7:00 PM
North Carolina Central
Friday, November 11, 2016
7:00 PM
Sunday, November 13, 2016
2:00 PM

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