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Wednesday, February 1st
Chess Club, 3:15 p.m.
Spirit Week Theme :  Sports Day
8th Grade Shadow
 
CSW Activities : International Prayer Service, 8:45 a.m.

Thursday, February 2nd
Flash Forward Day-opportunity for students in preschool-4th grade to visit the grade ahead
Spirit Week Theme : Favorite Color Day
 
CSW Activities : Faculty/Staff prepare and send a meal to the Parish priests.
Students sign a thank you poster for our priests.
Coffee & Hot Chocolate Cart wheeled around the faculty & staff

Annual Winter Town Hall Meeting (adults only event)
6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. : Town Hall Meeting

ALL Blessed Sacrament families are invited to hear the message from Principal Gomez and Assistant Principal Ehmig regarding plans and goals for the 2017-18 school year.

AD Eggleston will share information regarding the PECSAA basketball tournament

6:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m.: Parents of students in preschool through rising 4th grade will flash forward and visit the classroom and teacher of their child for the 2017-18 school year.

6:45 p.m.-7:00 p.m.: Session two in preschool through rising 4th grade for parents with more than one child.

6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.: Welcome to Middle School!  This session is for parents of rising 5th grade students.  

Parents of students in rising 6th-8th grades are asked to attend the Town Hall meeting but may leave at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 3rd
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Spirit Week Theme: Blue & Gold Day
 
CSW Activities:
Thank you treats for volunteers.  Volunteers invited to stop by before school, at lunch, or just before drop off for a treat!


Saturday, February 4th
X-STREAM Saturday Open House for rising preschool-7th grade families, 9:00 a.m.
Reconciliation for Second graders preparing for First Communion, 9:00 a.m. at BSC
BSS JV Girls BBall vs IHM, 9:30 a.m. at IHM
BSS JV Boys BBall vs IHM, 10:40 a.m. at IHM
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs IHM, 11:50 a.m. at IHM
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs IHM 1:00 p.m. at IHM
Immaculate Heart of Mary is located at 4145 Johnson Street, High Point
BSS Winter Cheer Classic set up, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at The Burlington School

Sunday, February 5th
BSS Winter Cheer Classic set up, 9:00 a.m.
BSS Winter Cheer Classic, 12:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at The Burlington School (1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington)

Sign up to volunteer at the Cheer Classic

Monday, February 6th
Monday Morning Coffee hosted by Troutman Family Dentistry at the Blend & Co, 7:30 a.m. (127 E. Front Street, Burlington)   
Dress Down Day for students who wore their uniform to Catholic Schools Week Mass

Tuesday, February 7th
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
HSA Board Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 9th
Winter Pep Rally,
PECSAA JV Basketball Games, time TBA at IHM

Friday, February 10th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
AYLA, 9:00 a.m.
Knight News
Knights of Columbus Poster Contest Winner
Congratulations to third grader Devon Stalek for his award winning poster in the Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Awareness poster contest.  Devon won a local and state award.  Great job, Devon!

Faculty Longevity Awards
Several of our faculty members received their Diocesan Longevity Awards at Sunday's Catholic Schools Week Mass.  Thank you to Kelley Carrigan (20 years), Sandy Andrews (25 years), and Maria Gomez (30 years) for your commitment to Catholic Education!




Catholic Schools Week 2017


Eighth Grade Shadow Day
Elementary students enjoyed spending the morning shadowing their eighth grade buddies!

Scenes from today's International Prayer Service











Cansculpt Alamance
2017- BSS CANsculpt Together... with our "Can-Do-Attitude!"
We are currently forming a BSS Cansculpt team to feed the hungry, and we want YOU to be ON the team!

Will you be at PECCSA on  February 11, or will you be on the 2017 BSS TEAM for Cansculpt!!! Either way, please bring in more canned good donations to help feed the hungry in our Cansculpt contest. Thank you for everyone's generosity and support! 

All BSS students and families who want to be on the Cansculpt team:
You (and preferably your parent) must be able to do at least two of the following:
1) Practice building something with cans at BSS from  3:15 P.M. until 4:30 P.M.  on Mon, Wed, and  Friday ( Feb. 6, 8, and 10th)
2) Help bring cans to the Holly Hill Mall on  Saturday, Feb. 11 from  10 AM - 12 Noon.
3) You and parents of elementary age students will come build our structure on  Saturday, Feb. 11 from  Noon-3 PM. (We can build until  7 PM for those who wish to stay longer!) Parents of middle-schoolers are not required to stay, but it is recommended.

Team BSS Can-Do-Attitude will design, plan and sculpt together for the first time to help Allied Churches of Alamance County to feed the hungry. Do you have a Can-Do-Attitude? If so, please use Sign-up Genius to join the team today! (Please call or email Mrs. Wetter with any questions... cell#: 336-269-0948rwetter@bssknights.org )

Go BSS Knights with your "Can-Do-Attitude"!!!

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, February 6th for coffee hosted by Troutman Family Dentistry!


   
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Prayer Requests
Pease keep Peggy Bazakas (substitute teacher and son Danny Class of 2009) in your prayers they mourn the loss of Peggy's sister, Sandy Goliano.
 
Please pray for Dawn Lombardi's, family who passed away last week.  She was a supporter of Blessed Sacrament and under Dawn's leadership as president of the School Board, the BSS Board was recognized as one of the best six best boards throughout the USA.  
 
Diane Halliday, whose children and grandchild attended BSS, has asked for prayers as she battles cancer.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

It has been a great Catholic Schools Week and Spirit Week. Wacky Tacky, Pajama and Sports Day have been a hit with the children. The ice cream and doughnuts were a bigger hit! It is awesome being a student at BSS.

Mrs. Gomez
 
Flash Forward and Town Hall
Tomorrow during the day your child will flash forward to the next grade so they hear the wonderful and exciting experiences that await them in August 2017. That night, at 6:00, join us for our Town Meeting followed by a classroom visit to your child's teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. 
 
Basketball Tournament
It is around the corner and we are hosting the basketball tournament. We need as many volunteers as possible. If you can give of your time it is greatly appreciated. Please look for the sign-up in the Knight Chronicle.
 
Cansculpt 
This year BSS will participate in Cansculpt. This completion involves creating a sculpture using cans. We need your help with the donation of many, many cans. If you can donate more can goods please bring them in by Monday, February 6. Thank you for your support. Look at the article about Canscuplt in the Knight Chronicle. 
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
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X-STREAM Saturday Open House!


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 small processing fee will be added to each transaction.
 
Classroom Connections
Third Grade Science
Third graders were hard at work in the lab last week studying Properties of Matter-Volume and Water. 



HSA (Home & School Association)
 
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, February 7th..


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BSS Athletics 
BSS Spring Tennis News
Coach Hackman and Coach Brasington look forward to welcoming players back on the court for the spring tennis season.  

Mark your calendar with these important dates:
Practice begins: TBA date in February
Matches begin: Friday, March 10th
AJTF Middle School Spring Tournament: Friday, April 28 & Saturday, April 29th

Sign ups for spring sports coming soon!



Support our BSS YMCA Teams!
Our BSS YMCA teams are hard at work preparing for their upcoming hoops season! Stop by the YMCA on Saturday mornings and cheer on our Elementary School Knights.
BSS Knights Midget Girls-Team Andress

Thank you to coaches Mike Andress, Justin Stalek, and Blake Pinson for your volunteer commitment to our players!

Upcoming Games



Community News
Blessed Sacrament School Students to perform in "Broadway Bound"!
Seventh grader Shane Flaherty and third grader Brian Flaherty will perform in the Studio 1 performance of "Broadway Bound".  Be sure to check out these talented BSS brothers!


Activities at the Alamance Public Libraries

Join library staff to create fun, easy seasonal crafts.  All supplies are provided and it's FREE but space is limited.  Call to reserve a spot today!

"Acts of Kindness" Card Making
Make Valentine's Day cards for the home-bound!
Wednesday, February 1st
4:00 pm
Mebane Public l Library
Origami Jr.
Ages 8 and up! Learn the art of paper folding!
Thursday, February 9th
4:30 pm
Mebane Public Library
Valentine's  Day Make and Take
Make a craft from the heart for someone special!
Monday, February 13th
All Day!
North Park Library
Kids' Crafternoon
Crafts for ages 5-12!
Tuesday, February 14th
4:00 pm
May Memorial Library
Adult Craft
Quilling. Turn strips of paper into a work of art!
Thursday, February 16th
12:00 pm
Graham Public Library
Adult Crafternoon
Learn how to "Quill."
Wednesday, February 22nd
3:00 pm
Mebane Public Library
Color Me Calm
For ages 13 and up! Stress-free coloring!
Monday, February 27th
4:00 pm
Graham Public Library
Kalimba Workshop
Make and decorate an African thumb piano! Ages 8+
Monday, February 27th
4:30 pm
Mebane Public Library
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