Important Dates


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 10:00 - 5:00

Sunday, April 29th
PECSAA Track Meet 1:00 at Bishop McGuinness High School (1725 Highway 66, Kernersville) Sign-up HERE to help!
Middle School FLL, 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 2nd
Mass and Baptism, 8:45 (No Mass on Friday)

Thursdsay, May 3rd
Middle School Dance - Hello 4th Grade, Good-bye 8th Grade, 5:00

 Friday, May 4th
(No Mass)
International Festival Day 8:45
Early Dismissal, 11:30
AJTF Middle School Tennis Tournament at Olde Forest Tennis Center (200 Pinedale Dr.)

Saturday, May 5th,
AJTF Middle School Tennis Tournament at Olde Forest Tennis Center (200 Pinedale Dr.)
PECSAA Kickball Tournament and Family Barbecue, 10:00 at Triad Park (Kernersville)

Sunday, May 6th
First Communion, 10:30 at Blessed Sacrament Church
(Rain Date for PECSAA Track Meet)
Middle School FLL, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, May 7th
Teacher Appreciation Week Begins
BINGO and the Burlington Royals Visit for Summer Reading 8:00
NJHS Induction 8:45

Wednesday, May 9th
Spring Open House 10:00
4th Grade FLL 3:15
Faculty and Staff Meeting 3:30

Thursday, May 10th
PECSAA Golf Tournament 1:00 at High Point Country Club (800 Country CLub Drive)

Friday, May 11th
Mass 8:45
Kindergarten Orientation 1:30
Knight News

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!


International Day

Blessed Sacrament School’s International Day will be on Friday, May 4. The festivities will begin at 8:45. There will class performances from Preschool, 2nd grade and 4th Grade. In addition, there will be other performances.
All students may dress in their heritage colors or red, white and blue.

Seventh Graders Visit Bishop McGuinness!
Yesterday, Ms. Kelley and the 7th graders visited Bishop McGuinness High School in Kernersville. At the beginning of the day students from BSS and other Catholic schools in the area were put into random groups. They took a tour of the school and got to eat lunch in the cafeteria. They met with some of the teachers and talked to some of the students. A good time was had by all!
Raffe Winners!
Eleanor and Julian Arcaro-Burbridge, Benedict Tayn and Bacall Sellars were the lucky winners of our STEM Night raffle items.
School Supply Drive for Greensboro Tornado Victims

The Student Council is 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
Eighth Grade Pay-It-Forward Projects
Eighth graders have been busy collecting items and raising money for various worthy causes as part of their Pay-It-Forward project for Religion class.
8th Grade Shadow!
Noah Goodman and Raleigh Ferrell raised $146.40 for Family Abuse Services. All the 8th graders and their shadows had a fun morning!

8th Grade Shadow


The Car Wash last Saturday was a big success! Anijey Flores-Jasso, Christian Hernandez, Shane Flaherty, America Hernandez, Haven Amick raised $232 for Saint Jude's Children Research Hospital




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/
TROOP 9 Dances at OA Pow-Wow
Troop 9 attended the recent Order of the Arrow (Boy Scouting Honor Society) Cultural Native American Pow-Wow. The Scouts learned additional skills in Native American Dancing and Lore, while camping at Camp Cherokee. It was a great weekend for all Scouts attending.
Jeff Benes, Scoutmaster, Boy Scout Troop 9
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.
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 remember in your prayers for those affected by the tragedy in Toronto.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Community,

STEM Night was a great success. The projects made by the students were so creative. I hope everyone had a chance to read about it in the newspaper and watch the video of the The-Triple-Decker Woosah-Watcha-Call. (If you missed it, just click HERE .) Many thanks to Mrs. Weigand for this wonderful evening showcasing the engineering and imaginative skills of our students.
Mrs. Gomez

International Day
Hope you can join us for our first International Day on Friday, May 4th at 8:45.

Summer Reading
Be on the lookout for the summer reading assignments as they will be posted next Wednesday, May 2nd on our website and a paper copy will also be sent home that day.
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
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
May 7 th - May 11 th
We  LOVE  our teachers!

Throughout the week there will be so many opportunities for families and students to show the teachers and staff at BSS how much we  LOVE  them!

We will be collecting $5.00 gift certificates that will be divided up between all teachers, office staff, after school teachers and other helpers around the school. If all students send in one $5.00 certificate, we will be able to give all these deserving people approximately $30.00 in gift cards! Please send these in a bag or envelope addressed to the front office. Please send these in by Monday, May 7 th .

On Wednesday, a taco lunch will be provided. We’d like to have lunch and recess coverage to give teachers a full hour to enjoy their lunch. We will need parent and grandparent volunteers to make this happen!
Sign up HERE.

Each day there will be a new theme. Students are invited to bring in something fun for their teachers. These can be store bought or homemade items. We can’t wait to see what our creative students come up with for their teachers!! Please do not feel obligated to participate each day!

Schedule for the week:
  MONDAY- Love From You Garden
A few ideas…a flower, something you’ve grown in your garden, a drawing of a garden/flower, something that smells like a flower and/or gardening supplies!

*A small breakfast will be provided in the lounge. Sign up HERE
 
TUESDAY- Love From The Heart
Write your teacher a note/poem/song to let them know how much you appreciate them!

WEDNESDAY- Love For the Specials Teachers
Send in a note, flower and/or small gift for the specials teachers!

*A taco lunch will be provided today in the lounge.
Sign up HERE
 
THURSDAY- Love For Your Classroom
Teachers have created wish lists that will be sent to each class. We told them to send us their dream items and everyday necessities! Let's stock the classrooms to finish out the school year!
You can find the lists HERE (Wish Lists)

FRIDAY- Love From Your Kitchen
Bake your teacher your favorite sweet treat, send in a frozen casserole, provide them with your favorite kitchen utensil…you can have a lot of fun with this one! 

Any Questions? Contact Beth Fitzgereald - bethfitz1@gmail.com
Classroom Connections
Preschool Learns about Earth Day
This past week preschool talked about Earth day and recycling. Here are pictures of them collecting trash, sorting it, and taking it to the dumpster to recycle.
Auction Party Follow-Up - First Grade Karaoke
On Monday Mrs. Allred, Mrs. Bilson, Mrs. Bost, and Mrs. Ingram took a group of first graders to the Graham Soda Shoppe for dinner, ice cream and Karaoke! The girls jammed to Girls Just Want to Have Fun and the boys gave a rousing rendition of Rock Around the Clock!
Karaoke
First Communion Practice
Last week during Religion Class, second graders practiced for their upcoming First Communion.
Mass Solos and Duets (4/20/18)

Athletics

Congratulations to the BSS Tennis team on their
9-0 victory over
Southern Middle School!
Way to GO KNIGHTS!




SPRING TRACK

The PECSAA Track Meet is finally here!

It is this Sunday, April 29th at Bishop McGuiness High School in Kernersville.
(1725 Highway 66)
(MAKE UP RAIN DATE: May 6th)

Jumpers in K-4th and 800m runners need to arrive by 1:30. All other runners should arrive between 1:30 and 1:45

Please check-in with Mrs. Hackman when you arrive.

*** IMPORTANT***
• If an emergency arises and your child is unable to attend the meet, please contact Coach Jen Klein (336) 266-4776 so we can fill the position.
Positions not filled will need to be scratched and cost the whole team points.

• 10 Volunteer Badges will be given to each school. Only coaches and volunteers with badges will be allowed on the track or the football field. Our team will lose points if we break this rule. If you are not wearing a badge as a signed up volunteer, you must watch the races from the stands or the tent area.
Sign up HERE to help!

BSS coaches will be in charge of the badges and will escort volunteers to their posts when we have a shift change. Volunteers will need to pass their badge on to the next shift as their assignment is completed. The only children allowed on the football field are the runners lined up for the race and the jumpers.

Runners should wear their Gold PE shirts, athletic shorts and the correct shoes for running.
Parents of Kindergarten - 3rd Grade please check the Wednesday envelope for your chid's race assignments.
Fourth through Eighth graders have been given their race assignments.

Athletes,
• Drink a lot of fluids and get a good night sleep on Saturday
• Eat a light meal before the track meet

Parents,
• Bring plenty of drinks and light snacks for athletes and your whole family. There will be limited concessions.
• Look for the Blessed Sacrament tent area. We will have one canopy from the school. Other tents and canopies are welcome. Bring chairs or blankets.
•Please pack in-between activities such as cards and non-electronic games.

TRACK MEET SCHEDULE: (Tentative - all times are estimates)
1:00 Earliest Arrival time allowed for coaches and athletes to set up
1:15 Meeting of Athletic Directors, Coaches and Volunteers
1:45-2:00 Practice for K – 4 Standing Broad Jump
2:00-2:45 Measurements taken for K – 4 Jumpers
2:45-3:15 Practice for 5 – 8 Running Long Jump
3:15-4:15 Measurements taken for 5 – 8 Jumpers
2:00 RUNNING RACES BEGIN w/800m Race (5-8)

ORDER OF RUNNING EVENTS:
800m (5th-8th)
50m(K-8th)
200m(K-8th)
100m(K-8th)
400m (5 th -8 th )
4X100(K-8th) Coed K-4, all boy/all girl 5-8th
4x200m(5th-8th) Coed

Directions to Bishop McGuinness High School: (Approx. 45 min. from BSS)
1725 NC Highway 66 Kernersville, NC 27284
Take I-40 Bypass (DO NOT take business 40) to Kernersville. Take the Route 66 exit (Exit 203). Turn left at the top of the ramp. The school is down the road a short distance on the left.

GO KNIGHTS!!! We are all SO excited!!
Questions? Reach out to BSS Athletic Director, Casey Eggleston or Track Coaches, Jen Klein, Keith Rugh, Tara Hackman or Aileen Bost

TRACK PARTY - Tuesday, May 1st!!
All Track Team members (K-8) are invited to celebrate our season with pizza and treats on Tuesday, May 1st. If the weather is nice we will be on the deck and then have time to play on the playground. Pick up will be at 4:15.
If it's raining we will have the party in the cafeteria and the pick-up time will be 4:00.
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
Legs for Lungs 5k

When: Saturday, June 9th at 9 AM
Where: American National Bank & Trust, 3101 S. Church Street, Burlington, NC
Why: Benefiting Macavan Baird, a husband and father with Stage 4 Lung Cancer.


Calling all runners.

Here is your chance to participate in a USATF Sanctioned 5k Race in the Triad.

Join us on Saturday, June 9th in Burlington for the 2nd Annual running of the Legs for Lungs 5k. This year we are working for Macavan Baird that needs your help.

This event is part of the  Piedmont Race Series  powered by  Finish Line Timing.

Awesome award prizes courtesy of DICK'S Sporting Goods for Top 3 Overall Male & Female Winners and Top 3 Male & Female Age Group Winners 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+.

Early Packet Pick-up on Friday, June 8th at DICK'S Sporting Goods, 1465 Boone Station Drive, Burlington from 4-7 PM. Race Day Packet Pickup and Registration will OPEN at 7:30 AM and CLOSE promptly at 8:30 AM.

Yeti Cooler Raffle, 50/50 Raffle, Food Truck and much more

Come out for a fun filled day for the whole family and Pets are Welcome.

Click HERE to register and for more information