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Wednesday, May 3rd
Faculty & Staff Appreciation Week
IgKNIGHTing Young Minds Series-"Gus Goes Green" (Preschool-8th grade)
BSS Golf vs SPX, 3:30 p.m. at Shamrock Golf Club, 1722 Shamrock Dr, Burlington
Spring photo proofs and order forms in Wednesday envelope

Thursday, May 4th
7th Grade Visits Bishop McGuinness High School
Middle School Dance, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 5th
Kindergarten Field Trip to the Museum of Life and Science in Durham
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
8th Grade Fundraiser-Drop Off Pizza & Movie Night, 6:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser at the Angyals, 6:00 p.m. (see details in Knight News)

Saturday, May 6th
First Communion, 5:00 p.m. Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church

Sunday, May 7th 
First Communion, 10:30 a.m. Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church

Monday, May 8th
Goodwill Challenge
Out of Uniform and Math-a-Thon Celebration
School wide Spring Sing Rehearsal, 9:00 a.m.
Faculty & Staff Meeting, 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 9th
Goodwill Challenge
Grandparent & Special Friends Day, 8:30 a.m.
Club Knight closes at 5:00 p.m.
Spring Sing, 7:00 p.m. at St. Mark's Church (1230 St. Marks Church Rd, Burlington)

Wednesday, May 10th
Goodwill Challenge
May Crowning Prayer Service, 8:45 a.m.
PECSAA Golf Tournament, 2:00 p.m. hosted by BSS at Shamrock Golf Course

Thursday, May 11th
Goodwill Challenge
5th Grade DARE Day in the Park
Last day to order spring photos!

Friday, May 12th
Goodwill Challenge
NJHS Induction Ceremony, 8:45 a.m.
Early Release, 11:30 a.m. (Club Knight open until 6:00 p.m.)
PECSAA Track Meet, 4:00 p.m. hosted by BSS at Bishop McGuinness High School

Saturday, May 13th
Goodwill Challenge
Second Collection at Blessed Sacrament Church dedicated to BSS
PECSAA Softball Tournament, 11:00 a.m. hosted by BSS at Mebane Arts & Recreation Fields

Sunday, May 14th
Goodwill Challenge
Second Collection at Blessed Sacrament Church dedicated to BSS

Monday, May 15th
Goodwill Challenge
Student Council Election Campaign Week
Middle School Talent Show, 1:30 p.m.

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 8th Grade Students received $10 to use to design a "PAY IT FORWARD" project. Srikar Kavirayuni, Garrett Schmiederer and Christopher Cafasso teamed together to raise money to collect and distribute school supplies to the school kids who cannot afford it.

Initially, Srikar, Garrett and Christopher raised and collected some money in their neighborhoods for this project. In addition to that, the team members came up with idea of running a drink stand at Maker Faire held at Holy Hill Mall.  The idea worked out well and collectively, the team members have raised $165 dollars towards this project.   Now, they can donate this amount to kids who cannot afford school supplies.

AJTF Middle School Tennis Tournament
BSS was well represented at last weekend's Alamance Junior Tennis Foundation Middle School Tennis Tournament.   Srikar Kavirayuni, Andrew Brasington, Ella Kate Porfilio, and Joey Leupold competed in singles and Eleanor Arcaro- Burbridge & Sarah DeLario, and Haven Amick & Keira Dappen competed in the doubles bracket.  All of our players were competitive and we are proud to announce our tournament medalists, Srikar Kavirayuni and Andrew Brasington.

Spring Photo Orders
Proofs and order forms are in today's weekly envelope.  Photo orders are due 
the office by  May 11.   After that date, orders will only be accepted online, with a late fee of $10.00 and will then  be mailed directly to the student/parent.
HSA Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation Week is  THIS WEEK ! We'd like to take this week to show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate all they do for our children! We have so many ways you and the students can get involved. These events and activities are all optional for anyone that would like to participate! 

Each day, we have a different theme for the students to bring in something small for their teachers and/or staff. This can be something they make at home or purchase. Please do not feel obligated to participate each day!

Please let Beth Fitzgerald know if you have any questions!   bethfitz1@gmail.com

Drop Off Pizza & Movie Night hosted by 8th grade!
Eighth graders and their families are hosting a Drop Off Pizza & Movie Night for preschool-7th grade students as a fundraiser for their class gift!
Friday, May 5th
6:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament School
Cost is $15 for one child and $10 for each additional sibling. Payment is due at drop off.
Preschool & Pre K students will spend the evening in Mrs. Glenn's classroom.  Kindergarten-7th grade students will enjoy a movie in the multi-purpose room.

Annual Goodwill Challenge is Approaching! 
Start cleaning out your garage and attic now in preparation for the upcoming Goodwill Challenge!  BSS is the 2016 champion and we want the title and the money again in 2017!  

The Goodwill truck arrives to the school parking lot Monday, May 8th and remains available for donations through Friday, May 19th.  The truck will be unlocked each morning and we can accept anything that you'd drop to a local donation center. Thank you for your support and donations!

Student Council Election Details
Before Easter Break students in 4th-7th grade were given details regarding the 2017-18 Student Council Elections.  Following are details and important dates.

Officers are selected from the following grade levels:
President: rising eighth grade only
Vice President: rising seventh or eighth grade
Secretary: rising fifth, sixth, seventh, or eighth grade
Treasurer: rising fifth, sixth, seventh, or eighth grade

Student Council officers must:
1. Maintain a "B" average in schoolwork.
2. Follow the rules and regulations of the school.
3. Be a role model for others in scholarship and behavior.
4. Be willing to take an active part in decision-making.
5. Be willing to accept responsibility for accomplishment of jobs decided upon by the council.

When campaigning, candidates must adhere to the following rules:
1. No more than four posters or banners.
2. Posters may be no longer than standard poster board.
3. Banners may be no larger than those printed on standard computer paper.
4. No bribes for votes, such as candy, pennies, etc.
5. No derogatory remarks about opposing candidates.
6. No campaign promises that cannot be kept, such as banning uniforms.

Candidates may select a campaign manager from anyone in 4th-8th grades.

Candidates and their managers will make a short speech to students in grades 4 to 8.  These speeches need to be approved by Mrs. Kearney by Tuesday, May 22nd.  

Voting will be by secret ballot in grades 4-7.  Mrs. Kearney will supervise the counting of ballots.

Time Line for Elections
1. By Thursday, May 11th-Declare the office you are pursuing and select your campaign manager.  Notify Mrs. Kearney in writing by 12:00 noon.

2. Monday, May 15th through Thursday, May 18th-Campaign Week  
Speeches need to be given to Mrs. Kearney by Monday, May 22nd for approval!

3. Wednesday, May 24th-Speeches will be presented to grades 4-8 after flag raising.

4. Wednesday, May 24th-Voting by grades 4-7 will take will take place after the speeches.  

5. Winners will be announced at the end of the Election Day.  ALL CAMPAIGN POSTERS MUST BE REMOVED BY THE END OF THE DAY, Wednesday, May 24th.  

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.

May 9th, 2017
8:30 a.m. Check In
8:45 a.m. Prayer Service
9:15 a.m. Classroom Visits and Family Photos
9:45 a.m. Brunch
 RSVP to Tara Hackman at thackman@bssknights.org or 3363.570.0019

"Sing and Let Your Voice Be Heard"

Tuesday, May 9th
7:00 p.m.

Performances by Preschool-4th Grade and the Middle School Chorus
The Worship Center at St. Mark's Church
1230 St Marks Church Rd, Burlington
Reception to follow in The Atrium 

Spring Sing Notes for Preschool-4th Grade
We are looking forward to our annual "Spring Sing" on Tuesday May 9, 2017 at Saint Marks Church.  Our theme this year is "Sing, and Let Your Voice Be Heard!"  The students have been busy practicing, so please plan to attend and invite the whole family!  Students should arrive at the following times that evening for a mini run-through.  

Little Knights Preschool & Pre K: 6:30 p.m.
Kindergarten-3rd grade: 6:30 p.m.
4th Grade: 6:00 p.m.
Middle School (any middle schooler with out a special part): 6:30 p.m.
All soloists, band members, and narrators: 6:00 p.m.

We will also have a full dress rehearsal during school at BSS on Monday, May 8th.  Please see the following requests for attire for your child:
  • Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten & 1st:  wear light/ solid colors - we will add simple musical notes & shapes to their clothes.
  • 2nd grade:  dress in solid colors - dark pants or skirt.  Shirts provided.
  • 3rd grade:  dress in urban "street" style clothes - jeans, leather, bandanas, etc.  They will RAP and sing!
  • 4th grade:  wear some type of multicultural accessory - does NOT have to be an entire outfit, just something representing various countries (hat, vest, etc.)... Please let me know if you don't have anything, I have a number of items they can borrow! 
3rd and 4th grade parents especially - Many will be assigned special instrumental parts or solos, so it is imperative that you let me know as soon as possible if your child cannot attend.  Please email me directly at ldavis@ bssknights.org no later than April 24 (first day back from Spring Break).  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.  Thanks in advance for your help!

Spring Sing Notes for Middle School Chorus
Boys-White dress shirt/black pants/black shoes/ blue bow tie
Girls-White Shirt/black skirt/black hose, tights, or leggings/black shoes
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.

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Prayer Requests
Remember in your prayers our BSS students who will be receiving First Communion this weekend.

Please pray for the Corradini Family (Emily 1st and Zachary) as they mourn the passing of their grandfather, Roy Corradini.

Remember in your prayers, Frank Thompson, father of Mrs. Parker.

Please pray for David Letvak who is recovering from health issues. 
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Parents,

Thank you so much for the love and appreciation you have shown us this week. We love our flowers, notes, "duty-free lunch" and all the goodies you have given us. We are truly blessed with all the parents/grandparents/friends that make up our BSS community. Thank you so much.
Mrs. Gomez
Spring Sing
The halls are filled with the voices of our students as they prepare for our Spring Sing next Tuesday,
May 9. Please read in the KC for the location, dress attire, and times your child will need to be at St. Mark's.

From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Summer Class Gatherings
Please contact the Admissions Office if you are willing to serve as host or hostess this summer for a class play date or movie night!  This play date can be at the school playground or a local park and the movie night at BSS.  I'll provide the snack and beverages if you'll serve as the friendly and welcoming face of the event!  I'm looking for hosts or hostesses for preschool through third grade play dates and 4th grade through 8th grade movie nights.  Email thackman@bssknights.org for questions or to set a date!

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
Blessed Sacrament School 2017 Eighth Grade and Kindergarten Graduates

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)
See Information for Teacher Appreciation Week in the Knight News Section! 

Class Party Sign Ups

BSS Athletics 
Spring Sports 

Our track season is coming to an end!
Final PECSAA track meet is  Friday, May 12 . BSS Hosts this meet!! 
Early BSS dismissal at  11:30 so we can be set up and prepared.

Runners should arrive at Bishop McGuiness High School by  4:15.
Meet starts promptly at  5:00.

Please notify coach Klein TODAY if your child cannot be there.

Not all children will have an event at this final meet but all are welcome to come as back up runners and to cheer their team on. You will receive notification of your child's events hopefully by this weekend.

There will be NO PRACTICE next  Tuesday, May 9  (Spring Sing)
Elementary school will practice  3:15-4:30  Wed  May 10  instead, MS will practice during the school day sometime next week.

Sunday May 7, 4:00 , Last Sunday practice at Williams!!!! Please plan to attend and practice assigned events for the meet.
GOLF  Co-Ed  grades 5-8

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

The BSS Athletics year is quickly coming to a close.
 Please join us for the Athletic Banquet on Wednesday, May 17th!

Please return all   Knights Athletics shirts and any other BSS athletic uniforms to Coach Egg by Thursday, May 18th!  

BSS Athletic Banquet 
for all athletes and their families
Wednesday, May 17th
Blessed Sacrament Church
Cake & Drinks at 6:15 p.m. 
Awards begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. 
Come celebrate our fantastic year in sports!
All athletes will be recognized.  
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

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
Community News
Burlington Boys Choir Spring Dessert Concert
BSS fifth grader, Karsten Palmer, will perform Friday with the Burlington Boys Choir at Macedonia Lutheran Church.

Blessed Sacrament Students Star in To Kill a Mockingbird
Sixth grader Luke Andress and seventh grader Shane Flaherty star in the Gallery Players upcoming performance of "To Kill a Mockingbird". Shows are April 28th-30th & May 5th-7th at the Paramount Theater.  

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