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Wednesday, December 14th
All School Dress Down
Chess Club, 3:15 p.m.

Thursday, December 15th
Club Knight closes at 4:45 p.m. today!
Christmas Program, 7:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, students arrive 6:30 p.m.
HSA Hosted Reception, immediately following the program

Friday, December 16th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Eighth Grade Nativity, 9:45 a.m.
Christmas Parties, TBD by classroom teacher
Early Dismissal, 11:30 a.m.
Club Knight extended care is NOT open today

Saturday, December 17th
BSS JV Girls BBall vs SPX, 9:30 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS JV Boys BBall vs SPX, 10:40 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs SPX, 11:50 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs SPX 1:00 p.m. at The Burlington School
TBS is located at 1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington

December 19th-January 1st
School Closed, Christmas Break

Monday, January 2nd
Classes Resume
Monday Morning Coffee at the Blend & Co hosted by International Buffet, 7:30 a.m. (127 E. Front Street, Burlington)         

Tuesday, January 3rd
HSA Meeting, 2:00 p.m. in the second floor conference room

Wednesday, January 4th
School-wide Spelling Bee

Friday, January 6th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.

Saturday, January 7th
BSS JV Girls BBall vs SLS, 9:30 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS JV Boys BBall vs SLS, 10:40 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs SLS, 11:50 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs SLS 1:00 p.m. at The Burlington School
TBS is located at 1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington

Monday, January 9th
Monday Morning Coffee at the Blend & Co hosted by Palmer Generator, 7:30 a.m. (127 E. Front Street, Burlington)   
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs BCA, 4:00 p.m. at Burlington Christian Academy
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs BCA 5:00 p.m. at Burlington Christian Acadey
BCA is located at 621 E. 6th Street, Burlington

Knight News
Classroom Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to our classroom Spelling Bee winners!  Students received their list of words so they may prepare for the January 4th school-wide Spelling Bee.

Martial Arts Honor Accepted
Eighth grader Manny Moya accepted the honor of Blue Top from Master Sang Ho Lee of Lee Brothers Martial Arts.  Manny was offered this position after attending the Burlington Junior Police Academy.  Through this program Manny wrote a paper to submit for the opportunity to win a  $1,700 Lee Brothers Scholarship.  Manny was awarded this scholarship 

To qualify for Blue Top you have to be 13 years of age, you have to be red belt, and you have to reach Grand Master Sang Ho Lee's expectations. 

Scout Award
Congratulations to third grader Joseph Wetter on the Cub Scout award he received this week from Scoutmaster Jeff Benes.  Joseph sold over $3,000 in support of Blessed Sacrament's Pack #9.  He won a trip to Great Wolf Lodge for his strong sales and will be recognized at a regional Boy Scout banquet.

BSS Cross Country Team Members fun 5K
Sixth grader Quinten Onder and fourth grader Juliette Onder ran in the Holiday Hustle 5K last Saturday.  The Holiday Hustle is part of Burlington's "No Frills" 5K Race Series.  Congratulations to Quinten and Juliette on a successful run and for taking on a trail race!

More details HERE about the race series.

Blessed Sacrament School Christmas Concert
The Blessed Sacrament Christmas Concert is Thursday, December 15th at Blessed Sacrament Church (1620 Hanford Road, Graham).  The concert begins at 7:00 and our HSA will host a reception immediately following in the church Gathering Space.

All students in preschool-8th grade have practiced and prepared for this event.  Performers should arrive by 6:30 p.m. to the church. 

Please note that Club Knight closes at 4:45 p.m. so that everyone has time to prepare for the program.

Preschool through 4th grade students are asked to wear " Sunday  / Christmas Best".

Middle school boys will wear a white dress shirt, black pants, black shoes, and a royal blue bow tie. If you have not already, please be sure to send in the $5 for the bow tie. 

Middle school girls will wear a white top, black skirt, black tights or hose, and black shoes. 
Middle school chorus students will receive a letter grade for the class, and the performance will count for a major test grade. If you know in advance your student is unable to attend, please speak to Mrs Spradlin as soon as possible. 

In the event of illness or emergency on the day of the performance, please text Mrs Spradlin at 404-431-4494, and let her know that your student will not attend. Thank you so much for all you do!  We are looking forward to the performance!

Second Annual HSA Week of Holiday Giving!
As our annual BSS Gives Back week concludes, we hope you'll enjoy seeing a glimpse into what our students experienced last week!

Special place mats were colored, cut, and glued to be laminated and delivered to those receiving Meals on Wheels in our community.

Cards were made for Parishioners at Blessed Sacrament Church unable to attend the Advent and Christmas celebrations as well as for members of local retirement communities.

Donations were accepted for families who will celebrate Christmas at the Allied Shelter. Adults and children will open a stocking on Christmas morning filled with toiletries, warm gloves & hats, gift cards, journals designed by our students, and toys. Middle schoolers enjoyed checking their lists twice this morning as they stuffed the stockings!

Our third grade students baked homemade cookies and delivered the treats downtown to our local fire and police station.

The residents of Hillcrest Avenue were treated to beautiful luminaries designed, colored, and delivered by our fourth graders.
Seeing the excitement as our students prepared their gifts from the heart has certainly put all of us in the Christmas spirit! It's a GREAT day to be a Knight!

Thank you Mrs. Klein and Ms. Waldmann for assisting with this wonderful week! Thank you also to parents and grandparents for your donations to our stockings. Many local families will have a brighter Christmas thanks to you and our students.

Fifth Graders Graduate from the D.A.R.E. Program
Last Wednesday our fifth grade students completed and graduated from the D.A.R.E. program. D.A.R.E. is a comprehensive education program taught in thousands of schools across the country including fifth and seventh graders in Alamance County.

D.A.R.E. curricula address drugs, violence, bullying, internet safety, and other high risk circumstances that today are too often a part of students' lives.

MPO Chad Lewis conducted this year's D.A.R.E. education program with BSS fifth graders and was present along with guest speaker, Retired Burlington Police Chief Michael Gauldin.  We were also honored to have Burlington Mayor Pro Tem Celo Faucette in attendance.

Essays were read by the three contest finalists, Grace Stalek, Bacall Sellars, and Ann Marie Gorman and Grace was announced as the Essay Award Winner.

Congratulations to all of our fifth grade D.A.R.E. graduates!

Lost & Found 
Last call for lost & found items!  BSS uniforms items will be placed for sale in the swap shop and all other items donated.

Blessed Sacrament School Business Directory-- LAST CALL!
BSS is currently designing and gathering information for what will be become an annual business directory to promote businesses owned by families of our school. 

Our current 2016-17 Corporate Sponsors are included as part of their annual package.

We will list all businesses submitted via this form for free. If you'd like to purchase an ad or offer a coupon in the directory, the cost is:

Full $100 Half $50 Quarter $25

Lands End Free Logo Offer through December 30th
How to receive your school logo applied free:
Simply click any link in this e-mail and the Promotion Code and PIN will automatically be applied to your order. Or at checkout, manually enter the Promotion Code LOGO and PIN 3275.

Receive your school logo applied free! Offer available to all schools with a logo currently on file with us (excludes monogramming,  Lands End  Camp and  Lands End  Business Outfitters purchases). Discount will be applied at checkout. This offer has no cash value. Promotional savings may be deducted from returns. 5-7 business day delivery to most addresses. Please allow an extra 3-5 business days for logo applications. Offer valid through  9:59 p.m.  Central,  December 30, 2016 .

Not valid on previous purchases or when combined with any other promotional offers.

Catholic Schools Week 2017-Coordinator Needed!
Catholic Schools Week is January 29th-February 4th, 2017. A coordinator is needed to lead a committee and work with Mrs. Hackman to establish the week's activities, coordinate the activities, and assist with marketing Catholic Schools Week to the school, Parish, and local community.  If interested, please contact Mrs. Hackman for further discussion and to review the CSW Marketing Handbook and Planning Guide.
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, January 2nd for coffee hosted by International Buffet.

Thank you Troutman Family Dentistry, Inc for this week's Monday Morning Coffee!
Buy Your Yearbook!  Only 33 yearbooks left for sale!
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
Please pray for Victor Libera, father-in-law, of Mrs. Libera.

Your continued prayers for Barbara Brown, niece of Mrs. Gomez, is greatly appreciated.
From the Principal's Desk
On behalf of the Faculty and Staff of BSS:

From the Admissions & Advancement Office

Support our Night for the Knights!
This year we aren't asking you to contribute to a classroom basket but there are still ways that you can support our event. Most importantly, buy tickets and attend this FUN night that raises money for our school!

Second, we are welcoming and accepting the following items:  bottles of wine, hotel or airline points, gift certificates in increments of $10 and above, or small items $25 or less in value.

Thank you for your support and please contact us with any questions!  Like our Instagram page and share our Facebook Invite!

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Jamey Cabell and Nellie Angyal, Auction Co-Chairs
jamey.cabell@gmail.com or nellieangyal@gmail.com

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
AYLA (Alamance Youth Leadership Academy) students hard at work during a lunch meeting.

Elementary students use their engineering and problem solving skills to solve a playground logistics challenge!

HSA (Home & School Association)

The BSS Christmas Concert is tomorrow at Blessed Sacrament Church.  Following the 7:00 p.m. performance the HSA will host a reception in the Gathering Space.  Please sign up  HERE if you are able to donate cookies for the reception.

Thank you!
Beth Fitzgerald, Hospitality Chair


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, January 3rd.

Class Party Sign Ups

BSS Athletics 
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

Saturday, December 17th
BSS JV Girls BBall vs SPX, 9:30 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS JV Boys BBall vs SPX, 10:40 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs SPX, 11:50 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs SPX 1:00 p.m. at The Burlington School
TBS is located at 1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington

Sign Up to Volunteer at our Home Games

Winter Sports Practice Schedule:

JV  Cheer, 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. in the BSS Multi-Purpose Room
Varsity Girls Basketball, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the  Holy Comforter Church Gym
JV Girls Basketball, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at the Holy Comforter Church Gym

Pep Squad, 3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in the BSS Multi-Purpose Room-
JV Boys Basketball, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Broad Street Gym

Varsity Girls Basketball, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Broad Street Gym
Varsity Boys Basketball, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Front Street Gym

Varsity Cheer, 3:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m. in the BSS Multi-Purpose Room
JV & Varsity Boys Basketball, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Broad Street Gym

JV Girls Basketball, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Broad Street Gym

Routine Cheer Squad, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in the BSS Multi-Purpose Room

Community News
Walkerdance Nutcracker Performance features fifth grader Mary Klein
Tickets for our production of The Nutcracker are officially on sale now! Contact your favorite dancer or call (336) 214-3296 to purchase your tickets for the special pre-sale price of $10 each.

BSS 5th Grader Performs in the Triad Stage production of "The Nutcracker"
A Christmas Carol
Performed by Triad Stage at the Hanesbrands Theater in Winston-Salem
Nov 29 - Dec 24, 2016
Tickets: $10-54
Running time: 90 minutes (no intermission)

Aidan Armstrong plays the roles of Youngest Scrooge, Ignorance, and Beggar Child. This is his 2nd year performing in the show. 

Basic Archery Instruction for Youth 
Wednesday, December 28
Ages: 9-12 * 9am - 12noon
Ages: 13-16 * 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Cost: Free, all equipment will be provided
Lake Mackintosh Park & Marina at the Clubhouse (temporary indoor archery range) * 2704 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington, NC 27215

Burlington Recreation & Parks invites youth to experience basic archery at the Lake Mackintosh Park & Marina's Clubhouse.  Participants will be taken through a lesson promoting safety and archery basics encouraging a focus on performing a proper shot: featuring an introduction to archery, safety on the range, using a string bow, and 11 steps of archery success through the NASP curriculum.  Space is limited; all participants must pre-register and complete a registration form with liability waiver the day of the program.  Archery equipment will be provided by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission's North Carolina Hunter Education Program through an enhancement federal grant from the Pittman-Roberson Act.  Participants may bring a water bottle with their name on it and a healthy snack.  Please wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. For more information, please call (336) 229-3150.  To register online, please visit www.BurlingtonNC.gov.  
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