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Winter Sports Sign Up & Important Information
Due to high numbers and scheduling, students  must be signed up  by TODAY in order to participate in winter sports. All cheer and basketball parents (Pep Squad Optional)  need to attend the meeting TOMORROW 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 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 ALL Cheer and Basketball Parents (Pep Squad Optional), 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, RSVP was required.

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

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

Tuesday, October 24th
Kilowatt Kitchen (K-8th grade), 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, October 25th
All School Dress Down
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.

Friday, October 27th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Club Knight After School Care Closing at 4:30 p.m.
Oktoberfest, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 28th
I Will Survive 5K-BSS is a bronze sponsor!, 8:00 a.m.
Annual Fund Committee Fall Phone-A-Thon, 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, October 29th
Middle School FLL Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, October 30th
Swap Shop Open

Tuesday, October 31st
Swap Shop Open
Halloween Parade (Preschool-8th grade), 10:00 a.m.
Halloween Parties, check with your child's teacher for party time

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
We All Scream for Ice Cream!
Kindergarten students enjoyed ice cream on the deck last week as a reward for BSS exceeding the student council hurricane relief fundraiser goal.

Club Knight After School Care Notice
Club Knight After School Care is closing at 4:30 p.m. on October 27th!

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

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) as he recovers from surgery.

Please keep Cosmo Magarelli, grandfather of Shane (8th) and Brian (4th) in your prayers as he recovers from unexpected surgery.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

Last weekend, I participated in a 3K Fun Color Run/Walk.  It was so much fun seeing people of all ages coming together for good cause- raising money for running programs that keep kids active! On Saturday, October 28, BSS is a sponsor for the I Will Survive 5K Run that will benefit the Survivorship Fund at Cone Health Cancer Center at ARMC. 

Please think of joining us in this run as we help cancer survivors.  If interested see the sign-up in today's Knight Chronicle and let us have a large BSS team.

Mrs. Gomez
Winter Uniforms
We are less than a month away from the transition to winter uniforms.  Please remember that there are changes to MS girls' uniform. Please check the school guidelines/policies for the uniforms. Thank you for your cooperation.
Breakfast after Dark
It was great seeing yesterday at Biscuitville.  Thank you for participating in our first dine-out. 

PE Uniform Reminder
The winter PE uniform is navy sweat pants (no white stripes), the gold PE shirt (last year's Field Day shirt is also an option for middle school students), and the school fleece or vest.  Hoodies, sweatshirts, and leggings are not to be worn as part of the PE uniform.

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 last week's yellow folder and linked here.

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

Box Tops Winners
Congratulations to 3rd grader Reagan Wieting! Reagan brought in more BoxTops than any other student!

Congratulations to 7th grader Zach who submitted more BoxTops than any middle schooler in the history of BSS!

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

Sign up to participate in our Trunk or Treat and have your trunk entered into our Best Trunk Contest!  Winner receives an AWESOME trophy!


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!  Our first class party of the school year is Halloween!

Update from Hospitality Chair, Beth Fitzgerald
Our next faculty & staff meal is Tuesday, November 7th.  

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
"I Will Survive" Survivor Celebration Journals
Our Community Service & Cartwheels Electives worked together last Friday to decorate Survivor Celebration Journals.  The journals are the BSS contribution to the gift bag for the cancer survivors participating in the "I Will Survive 5K" on October 28th.

Hydro-Geologist Visits BSS
We were honored to host Caroline Whitesides from Denver last week as a speaker for our 4th-8th grade students discussing her role as a Hydro-Geologist.  Ms. Whitesides is a relative of the Sioussat family and was in town for a brief visit.  Thanks for sharing Mrs. Whitesides with us on the spur of the moment!

STREAM in Action Speaker Series
Middle schoolers enjoyed part one of a two part series presented by Heather Armstrong, Presales Director, Enterprise Architects at SAP.  Mrs. Armstrong engaged the students with tips on making better presentations.

BSS Athletics 
Congratulations to our JV and Varsity Volleyball teams on a phenomenal season and a heart felt showing at last week's PECSAA tournament.  

Thank you eighth grade players and parents for your commitment to our volleyball program!

Congratulations to our Knights Tennis team for your incredible overall season and tournament success!
Our 25 member team earned the title of Co-Champions for the overall fall season!  
(missing our 8th grade players: Haven Amick, Keira Dappen, Anna Hirose)

The Knights tournament team finished the Alamance Junior Tennis Foundation Fall Middle School tournament as Champions!  

Tournament medalists included:
Gold Medalists, Ella Kate Porfilio & Ty Lagana (green doubles flight)
Silver Medalist, Timothy Hackman, (red singles flight)
Bronze Medalist, Nina Kate Brasington, (blue singles flight)

Fall Sports Wrap Up

Final game of the season is TODAY! 4:00 p.m. at home against Sacred Heart.  

Cross Country
Final Meet of the Season at Sacred Heart Catholic School TODAY!

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.

It is required that a parent signs up to volunteer in order or the player to receive a uniform!

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.

Basketball Practice begins next week!

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)

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)

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)

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)

BSC Soccer--
Supplemental Tryouts for Spring 2018
When:  October 27th
Where:  Joe Davidson Park / Field 1
Time:  6:00-7:30 PM 
Bring:  Cleats, Ball, Guards, and Soccer Clothing

Academy Girls and Boys / 6-9 year olds
U14 Boys / 12-13 year olds
U15 Boys / 13-14 year olds
U15 Girls / 13-14 year olds
U17 Boys / 15-16 year olds
U18 Boys / 16-17 year olds
For further information, please contact BSC Manager Susanne Conlon at 

Bishop McGuinness Ball Boy Opportunity
If you are interested in being the ball boy or girl for the up coming home football game on October 20th, please email Coach Hackett.  dhackett@bmhs.us

BSS Animals Biddy Soccer Team!
The last chance to see the Animals in action this season is Monday, 10/23 and Thursday, 10/26.

Follow BSS Athletics on Twitter
Stay up to date with the sports report from Coach Egg @bss_athletic on Twitter.
Community News
  Have a Spooky Time with Us at your Alamance County Libraries!
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.

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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