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Wednesday, April 5th
Last day to submit Middle School Field Trip forms!
Reconciliation, 9:00 a.m.
Student Council Food Drive
Progress Reports

Thursday, April 6th
Student Council Food Drive
BSS Golf vs OLG, 4:00 p.m. at Bryan Park ( 6275 Bryan Park Rd, Browns Summit, 27214)

Friday, April 7th
School Closed, Professional Development Day
BSS Tennis vs Mebane, 4:00 p.m. at The Burlington Tennis Center 1402 Overbrook Rd, Burlington)

Monday, April 10th
Accreditation Team from AdvancED on site 
Student Council Food Drive
Monday Morning Coffee at the Blend & Co. hosted by Mosca's Restaurant,  7:30 a.m. (127 E. Front Street, Burlington)       

Tuesday, April 11th
Accreditation Team from AdvancED on site 
Student Council Food Drive

Wednesday, April 12th
Student Council Easter Basket Raffle Drawing
Eighth Grade Shadow Stations, 2:20 p.m.

Thursday, April 13th-Sunday, April 23rd
Easter Break

Monday, April 24th
Monday Morning Coffee at the Blend & Co. hosted by Mosca's Restaurant,  7:30 a.m. (127 E. Front Street, Burlington)  

Tuesday, April 25th
Fourth Grade FIRST LEGO League, 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26th
All School Dress Down-Don't forget Spring Pictures!
Spring Pictures (Kindergarten and 8th Grade will take cap & gown photos)
BSS Golf vs SPX, 3:30 p.m. at Bryan Park (6275 Bryan Park Rd, Browns Summit, 27214)   

Thursday, April 27th
BSS Golf vs IHM, 3:30 p.m. at Shamrock Golf Course (1722 Shamrock Dr, Burlington)

Friday, April 28th
Super Hero Day-Dress as your favorite super hero!
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
AJTF Middle School Tennis Tournament, 4:00 p.m. at The Burlington Tennis Center

2017-18 School Calendar
Are you wondering about when a particular school event is taking place next school year?  Visit the BSS Google Calendar and scroll from August 2017 until June 2018 and you'll find most of the major school events scheduled on the calendar.  BOOK MARK this page for easy access throughout the school year and to help answer those 7:15 a.m. questions!
Knight News
Eighth Grade Pay It Forward Project
Each year eighth grade students receive $10 to use to design a "Pay It Forward" project.  Some students work together while others choose an independent project. Jessica Velazquez-Hernandez, Daniella Urgiles, Abigail May, and Samantha Young held a bake sale after Mass last weekend and raised $349 for Paws for Life.

"I chose to help out with the Animal Sanctuary in Mebane with my friends because animals are sometimes forgotten.  It feels great to help out and know that you did something to help a life."  Jessica

Great job Knights!

Math-A-Thon Success
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!  Our National Junior Honor Society extends a huge thank you to all of our Math-A-Thon supporters who helped raise $3,153 for St. Jude.  NJHS is thrilled to have exceeded their goal!

It's Middle School Talent Show Time! 
Permission slips for the Middle School Talent Show are in today's Wednesday envelope. All students from 5-8th grades are encouraged to participate. We are looking for any and all talents (singing, dancing martial arts, skits - if you have other ideas, please let us know). We are also in need of hosts, sound, and back stage crew. Practices will be MONDAYS from 3:15-4:30 and begin Monday, April 24th. The Talent Show is May 15th at 1:30 p.m. at BSS. 

Thank you,
IIiana Rivera
Talent Show Coordinator

Save the date for Grandparent & Special Friends Day!
Blessed Sacrament school faculty, staff, and students look forward to hosting Grandparents and Special Friends Tuesday, May 9th.
Middle School Parents-The Spring Concert is Coming!
The Spring Concert is Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mark's Church. Following is the dress code for the concert.  Please make sure you have everything located for your student prior to May 9th.  Thank you-Mrs. Spradlin

Boys-White dress shirt/black pants/black shoes/ blue bow tie
Girls-White Shirt/black skirt/black hose, tights, or leggings/black shoes


APRIL 22, 2017
10AM - 5PM

This year's Maker Faire takes place during our school spring break.  Mrs. Ehmig and Mrs. Hackman still plan to have a display to represent Blessed Sacrament School.  Any student that is in town is welcome to join us to speak to their class' "Growing on Mars" project.  The hydroponic garden will be on site! 

Sign up HERE to help at the Maker Faire!

T-shirts for this year's Maker Faire are available.  Click on the order form link below to place an order.

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, April 10th for coffee hosted by Mosca's Restaurant!

Buy Your Yearbook!  
Reserve your child's yearbook today!  Order at THIS link.  If you ordered your yearbook via the  2016-17 One Form, you do not need to place an additional 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
  Remember in your prayers Bob Nosworthy, friend of the Bankman Family (Sonja 2nd and Arden-K) for his health.
Remember in your prayers Shannon Taylor (Pre-K) as she prepares for tonsil surgery next Thursday. 
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

On Monday and Tuesday of next week, the AdvancED Team will be at BSS to observe how the students learn and give us feedback on their observations. In addition, parents and students were asked to give us feedback on our school. 

These are the results of the surveys.
The surveys that were given to all stakeholders of our school were favorable.  The staff's total score of 4.32 indicates a high level of satisfaction. Some of our highest scores were in the section of Governance and Leadership. A score of 4.73 was given on the Leaders Holding Themselves Accountable for Student Learning.  Teaching and Assessing for Learning earned an average score of 4.2
The parents' survey average was 4.33. Areas of highest satisfaction were: School's Purpose, Goals for Planning Improving Student Learning, and the High Expectations for Students in all classes. They responded that our school provides a safe learning environment with a score of 4.71

Overall, the student survey average was 4.30, with the highest scores in the elementary level with a score of 4.73.  Reviewing the scores, the students believe that:
-My teacher makes them think.
-My school has books for me to read.
-In my school my principal and teachers want every student to learn.
-My principal and teachers tell children when they do a good job.
-In my school, a high quality of education is offered.
- In my school, the principal and teachers have high expectations of me.
Based on a 5 point scale (except early and elementary grades), please click here survey results charts (3).docx to view the results of all the surveys given.
Thank you again for your continued support and prayers as our school undergoes this process.

Mrs. Gomez
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Kindergarten Orientation
Wednesday, May 17th from 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.- NEW DATE!
An opportunity for rising Kindergarten students, prospective rising Kindergarten students, and their parents to experience an afternoon in Kindergarten.  Meet Mrs. Avery, current Kindergarten students, and current Kindergarten parents while students enjoy time in Kindergarten centers.
Credit Cards Now Accepted
Blessed Sacrament School is able to process credit cards on site for school purchases.  We accept the following credit cards:
A 3% processing fee will be added to each transaction.
Classroom Connections
Fourth Grade attends Science Alive
Fourth graders recently attended Science Alive at Old Salem.  While at Old Salem our students learned that t he Moravians of Salem had an advanced understanding of science and technology: agriculture, astronomy, botany, surveying, architecture and manufacturing. Science was a tool used to solve the problems of everyday life. The American scientific "can-do" spirit led to many revolutionary discoveries and inventions.

Second Grade Dinosaur Day!
Last Friday second graders held the culminating event of their weeks long dinosaur research project.  Students chose a dinosaur, conducted research, made a story map, wrote and edited and rewrote their three paragraph essay, converted drafts into a final copy in cursive, drew their dinosaur, and created a poster display.  

On Friday students answered questions and shared information about their research. Students also worked with Mrs. Wetter in Art class to design dinosaur related projects.  Dino Day concluded with a fun party full of dinosaur themed snacks!
Knights of Summer Camp

Summer Camp Registration is  NOW OPEN!  View the summer camp  BROCHURE. It is going to be a fun-filled  X-STREAM Knights of Summer!

2017 Summer Camp Weeks:
June 5-9
June 12-16
June 29-23
June 26-30
July 10-14
July 17-21
July 24-28
July 31-August 4 

Thank you!
Casey Eggleston, Summer Camp Director 
HSA (Home & School Association)
Thank you HSA for another engaging IgKNIGHTing Young Minds Series!  Our students enjoyed the Amazing Animals presentation.

The HSA Board and Chairs will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 2:00 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, May 2nd.


Class Party Sign Ups

BSS Athletics 
Thank you track coaches and parent volunteers for your support during last Sunday's Dual Meet with OLG!

Sports Physical Clinic
A free sports physical clinic will be held May 10th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.  This will be held at the Kernodle Clinic West location at 1234 Huffman Mill Road in Burlington. If you are interested, please email me so I can get a form to your student. Your athletes name must be on both sides and a parent must sign the form. Your student will not be able to receive their physical if it has not been signed. Thank you-Coach Eggleston

Cheer on our BSS YMCA Volleyball Teams!
BSS has two teams playing in the YMCA Gold League.  Head to the YMCA and cheer on Team Arcaro and Team Glenn this season!

Schedule change alert and a great opportunity to see BOTH teams in action! Come out Tuesday, April 11th at 6:00 pm for volleyball action at the YMCA and see the TEAL team and the SILVER team play each other! 

Support our Burlington Recreation and Parks Biddy Soccer Teams!
This season our biddy soccer team grew so much that we now have two teams! Head over to Joe Davidson Park and cheer on both the Blessed Sacrament School Animals and the Blessed Sacrament School Knights!

Thank you Coach Jonathan Lopez for taking on both of our biddy teams!

Spring Sports 

We had a great meet against OLG last Sunday! Coaches will be handing out Lots of blue ribbons at our end of the year party!!

Family Practice this Sunday at Williams,  4/9 at 4:00 . This is a Great opportunity to get practice on a track with fewer kids! Please try to attend a few of these practices.

Mini track meet at Bishop McGuiness 4/30, all track members will be able to race several events!
Sign Up to Volunteer

Final PECSAA meet at Bishop MCGuiness 5/12, please send Coach Klein an email ASAP if your child CANNOT be available for this meet.

Parent helpers needed!  Sign up HERE!

GOLF  Co-Ed  grades 5-8

SOFTBALL Co-Ed grades 6-8 
The PECSAA softball tournament will be held on Saturday, May 13th.

TENNIS Co-Ed grades 5-8

Each athlete also needs an "Athletics Permission and Emergency Form". This form was in the packet from the office that was sent home in May, so if you turned it in, you are all set.  It can also be found here - 
Athletics Fees should be paid using the One Form.  Please see Mrs. Libera in the office or download it here and send it in with your student.  ONE FORM for FEES

Any Questions? Please email Coach Eggleston at ceggleston@bssknights.org
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