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Winter Sports Sign Up & Important Information
The One Form is used to track payment for our winter sports but rosters are created from  THIS 
sign up. 

Due to high numbers and scheduling, students must be signed up  by OCTOBER 18th in order to play in winter sports. All winter sports parents need to attend  the meeting on October 19th at 5:30pm in the multi-purpose room for important announcements regarding the winter season and to sign up for volunteer slots (required) in order for your student to receive their uniform. 

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 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, 5:30 p.m. at Shaffner Park (900 Yorkshire Road, Winston-Salem)

Tuesday, October 17th
Dine Out-Biscuitville After Dark (1700 S. Church Street, Burlington)

Wednesday, October 18th
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
Eighth Grade Visit to Bishop McGuinness High School
BSS Soccer vs Sacred Heart Catholic School, 4:00 p.m. at BSS
Cross Country Meet at Sacred Heart Catholic School, 3:15 p.m. (385 Lumen Christi Lane, Salisbury)
Faculty & Staff Meeting, 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 19th
PINK OUT Day-Bring $1.00 and dress in pink!  Student Council will donate the money to a local imaging center.  Students who choose not to wear pink will wear their school uniform.
Winter Sports Meeting for Middle School Parents, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, October 20th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Middle School FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.

Saturday, October 21st
Little Knights and Friends Play Date at J Razz & Tazz Farm

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

Monday, October 23rd
Fire Department Visits Preschool-4th grade

Looking ahead to upcoming events organized by our Parents in Partnership Oktoberfest Committee & Barnes & Noble Book Fair Committee...

Save the date for the annual HSA Barnes & Noble Book Fair!
Wednesday, November 15th
Preschool, Pre Kindergarten, 1st, and 3rd grades will perform beginning at 6:00 p.m.
under the direction of Mrs. Davis!

Students in 1st & 3rd grade are to wear their school uniform and Preschool and 
Pre K students should be in Sunday best. All students performing will arrive to 
Barnes & Noble no later than 5:45 . 

Details coming soon about additional performers, guest readers, and more!

Buy SCRIP!  Support BSS by purchasing Barnes & Noble Gift Cards in the school office prior to attending the book fair.

Knight News
Blessing of the Animals
In early October, people all over the world celebrated the feast day of the Patron Saint of Animals, Saint Francis of Assisi. It's customary that in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi's love for all creatures, animals are led to churches for a special ceremony called the "Blessing of the Animals."

Blessed Sacrament School held our Blessing of the Animals last Friday morning. Families met on the front lawn with their beloved pets and Father Paul blessed dogs, cats, hamsters, bunnies, and even a reptile! It was a joyous event!

Thank you Stx Pix for our beautiful photos.

Help Needed at Running Club!
Parent and grandparent volunteers are needed to make running club a success! Please sign up HERE to help.

Enjoy breakfast for dinner and support BSS! Drop your receipt during the October 17th Biscuitville After Dark event.

From 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the 1700 S. Church Street, Burlington location.

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
Continued prayers requested for Evan Weske, brother of Arwen Weske (3rd grade)..  Evan is currently in the hospital with a surgery scheduled for  Thursday .

Please pray for Frank Ryan, father of Mrs. Sebastian.

Remember in your prayers, Jeanan Evans, grandmother of Emily Corradini (2nd).

Keep in your prayers, Jennifer Gonzalez, alumna of BSS and niece of Mrs. Gomez as she recovers from emergency surgery. 
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

It was such an exciting time last Friday when your children were able to bring the family pets to school and get blessed by Father Paul. There were dogs, cats, hermit crabs, stuffed animals and Eleanor's (7th) bearded dragon lizard named Tumbleweed.  It is so wonderful that we give our students the opportunity to share their pets with all of us. Looks for an article in the Times-News either today or tomorrow on the Blessing of the Animals at BSS!

Mrs. Gomez
Round 1 of push-ups and sit-ups were done yesterday during flag-raising. Coach did 30 push-ups  (202 left to do) and Mrs. Wetter did 40 sit-ups (200 left to do).  Round 2 will take place next Tuesday, October 18 once again during flag-raising
The best of luck to our Volleyball and Tennis teams as they compete in the Piedmont Elementary Catholic Schools Athletic Association (PECSAA) Volleyball Tournament and the AJTF Middle School Tennis Tournament this weekend. 

From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Invite a Prospective Student to be a Knight for a Day!
Prospective students entering 2nd-7th grade for the 2018-2019 school year are invited to spend a day shadowing current 1st-6th students. Prospective parents are invited to a welcome coffee event and tour of the school.

Information in today's yellow folder!

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!

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
Class Pets!
This year second grade is hosting a hamster and third and fourth grades are enjoying having a rabbit as their pet.

BSS Athletics 

Fall Sports Season is Wrapping Up!

Final game of the season is Monday, October against OLM, 5:15 p.m. at OLM.

Alamance Junior Tennis Foundation Middle School Tennis Tournament
Friday, October 13th & Saturday, October 14th
Southern Alamance High School, Graham
Friday matches begin at 4:00 p.m.

JV & Varsity Volleyball
PECSAA Volleyball Tournament
Friday, October 13th-Sunday, October 15th
Location and times, TBA

Cross Country
Final Meet of the Season at Sacred Heart Catholic School
Wednesday, October 18th, 3:15 p.m.

We hope all of our cross country runners will participate in the BSS sponsored "I Will Survive 5K".   Sign up on the BSS Team !  

Cross Country will continue to run on Tuesdays through November 14th.

Running Club
Last run is Monday, October 30th.
Club Party is Monday, November 6th with an earlier pick up time of 4:00 p.m.

Pep Squad
Coach: Aileen Bost
Practice: Tuesdays after school in the Multi Purpose Room from 3:15-4:30 pm. Pep Squad members should bring a snack and a change of clothes.  The group wills start each week with time to change, start homework, and eat a snack.
First practice date is November 7th

Cross Country
Our cross country team will continue to run after school on Tuesdays.  Pick up is at 4:15 p.m. outside the multi purpose room.  
Last run is Tuesday, November 14th.

JV Cheer  
Coach: Lilly Andress 
Practice: Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30 p.m. in the Multi Purpose Room.  
First practice date is November 1st.

Varsity Cheer 
Coach: Carrie Daniels
Practice: Thursdays after school in the Multi Purpose Room.  
First practice date is October 26th.

JV Girls Basketball 
Coach: Jim Rafael & Lilly Andress
Practice: Mondays 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at  Holy Comforter Church Gym (320 E. Davis Street)
First practice date is October 27th.

Varsity Girls Basketball 
Coach: Scott Ingram & Casey Eggleston
Practice: Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at  Harvest Baptist Church Gym (3741 S. Church Street, Burlington)
First practice date is October 23rd.

JV Boys Basketball 
Coach: Zach Levesque 
Practice: Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at Broad Street Gym (215 N. Broad Street, Burlington)
First practice date is October 23rd.

Varsity Boys Basketball 
Coach: Brian Flaherty, Curtis White & Jeff DeLario
Practice: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at Broad Street Gym (215 N. Broad Street, Burlington)
First practice date is October 24th.

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 Biddy Soccer Team!
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.

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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