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Wednesday, April 12th
Student Council Easter Basket Raffle Drawing
Eighth Grade Shadow Stations, 2:20 p.m.

Thursday, April 13th-Sunday, April 23rd
Easter Break

Monday, April 24th
Monday Morning Coffee at the Blend & Co. hosted by S&S Pressure Washing,  7:30 a.m. (127 E. Front Street, Burlington)  

Tuesday, April 25th
Fourth Grade FIRST LEGO League, 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26th
All School Dress Down-Don't forget Spring Pictures!
Spring Pictures (Kindergarten and 8th Grade will take cap & gown photos)
BSS Golf vs SPX, 3:30 p.m. at Bryan Park (6275 Bryan Park Rd, Browns Summit, 27214)   

Thursday, April 27th
BSS Golf vs IHM, 3:30 p.m. at Shamrock Golf Course (1722 Shamrock Dr, Burlington)

Friday, April 28th
Last Day to Submit Box Tops
Super Hero Day-Dress as your favorite super hero!
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
AJTF Middle School Tennis Tournament, 4:00 p.m. at The Burlington Tennis Center

Monday, May 1st
Faculty & Staff Appreciation Week

Tuesday, May 2nd
Faculty & Staff Appreciation Week
HSA Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

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

Details coming after spring break...
Friday, May 5
8th Grade Fundraiser-Drop Off Pizza & Movie Night

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
Multiplication Masters
Congratulations to third graders Lydia Andress, Matthew Johnston, and Leah Kefauver for becoming Third Grade Multiplication Masters!  Way to master your facts!

Math-A-Thon Winners
Congratulations to the third grade and seventh grade classes! 
The third grade had the highest participation for elementary (25%) and seventh grade for middle school (21%)!   Third grade will receive a cupcake party and seventh grade will have an ice cream party!

The whole school will get an afternoon of fun on May 8th (Just Dance and the hot dog cart) since we reached our goal and for all they have done throughout the year supporting our various service projects.

Total raised - $3,153   
This covers two full days of chemo for a child fighting cancer!

Congratulations to our individual student winners!
Olivia Long $600
Haven Hamick $308
Francesca Jones $260

Easter Basket Raffle Winners
Congratulations to our Easter Basket goodie winners!  The Little Portion Food Pantry appreciates all of the generous food donations!

Student Council Election Details
Today 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.
Middle School Parents-The Spring Concert is Coming!
The Spring Concert is Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mark's Church. Following is the dress code for the concert.  Please make sure you have everything located for your student prior to May 9th.  Thank you-Mrs. Spradlin

Boys-White dress shirt/black pants/black shoes/ blue bow tie
Girls-White Shirt/black skirt/black hose, tights, or leggings/black shoes


APRIL 22, 2017
10AM - 5PM

This year's Maker Faire takes place during our school spring break.  Mrs. Ehmig and Mrs. Hackman still plan to have a display to represent Blessed Sacrament School.  Any student that is in town is welcome to join us to speak to their class' "Growing on Mars" project.  The hydroponic garden will be on site! 

Sign up HERE to help at the Maker Faire!

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, April 24th for coffee hosted by S&S Pressure Washing!   This will be our LAST Monday Morning Coffee!

Thank you to Mosca's for hosting last week!

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.

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
Please keep Nicky Chacon (K) in your prayers as he recovers from a broken collarbone.

Remember Shannon Taylor (Pre-K) as she undergoes tonsil surgery on Thursday.

Please keep Mrs. Hoover (Elijah-Preschool) as works through some health issues.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Parents and Friends of BSS,

I am very proud to announce that BSS received accreditation approval from the site team. According to the Index of Education Quality (IEQ) results indicate BSS is performing well BEYOND acceptable ranges as compared to expected criteria as well as other institutions in the AdvancED network. This chart compares our scores with the national average. 

Thank you to all stakeholders who make Blessed Sacrament a great place to learn!
Mrs. Gomez

The faculty/staff of BSS wishes all of you a beautiful Easter. May you have a memorable time with family and friends and let us thank Jesus for that he did and continues to do for us.

Egg Drop
Back by popular demand, the Student Council will be sponsoring the "Egg Drop" on Wednesday, May 17 at 9:00 a.m.  A detailed letter with instructions will be in the Wednesday folder on April 26.

From the Admissions & Advancement Office
BSS Announces Advancement Cabinet
We are pleased to announce the formation of our Blessed Sacrament School Advancement Cabinet.  Members were selected to serve on the Cabinet  to  work in partnership with the Leadership Team to advance our mission and grow our annual fundraising efforts.  Members are currently serving on one of three committees-Annual Fund, Corporate Sponsorship, or Special Fundraising Events.

Advancement Cabinet Members
Jennie and Tim Beshel
Margaret and Jamey Cabell
Beth and Michael Fitzgerald
Katie and Reed LaPlante
Stephanie and Eric Long
Lisa Waldmann and Todd Palmer
Jennifer and Aaron Rose
Jennifer and Chris Walker

AlumKnight Katie Wright has been elected to join Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest honor society. Katie is also a member of Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Society), Eta Sigma Phi (Classics Honor Society), and Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society). Katie graduates from Loyola University - Maryland in May with majors in Classical Civilizations and History and a minor in English.

In the fall, Katie will attend Florida State University, where she will pursue a Master's Degree in Classical Archaeology. 

Kindergarten Orientation
Wednesday, May 17th from 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.- NEW DATE!
An opportunity for rising Kindergarten students, prospective rising Kindergarten students, and their parents to experience an afternoon in Kindergarten.  Meet Mrs. Avery, current Kindergarten students, and current Kindergarten parents while students enjoy time in Kindergarten centers.
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
Third Grade Cabbage Project
Third graders continue to work hard tending to their cabbages!

Middle School Hydroponic Garden Projects
What does farming on Mars look like?  Middle school students researched, collaborated, and brought their ideas to life last week in our science lab.

Kindergarten Easter Centers with Eighth Grade Buddies
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)
Spring Box Tops Olympics
Who will bring home the gold, silver, and bronze this semester? Our Box Tops Olympics has begun!  Send in your box tops labeled with the student grade and student name and drop them in the pink mailbox near the front entrance or directly to the classroom teacher.

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, May 2nd.


Class Party Sign Ups

BSS Athletics 
OLG 5K Run
This is your LAST CHANCE to register for the OLG 5K Run/Walk, Doggie Dash, Kids Run BEFORE the rate increases on Wednesday, April 12th. This is also your LAST CHANCE to guarantee a t-shirt for the 5K and/or the Kids Run. Don't delay!!  Register HERE.  

Sports Physical Clinic
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

Cheer on our BSS YMCA Volleyball Teams!
BSS has two teams playing in the YMCA Gold League.  Head to the YMCA and cheer on Team Arcaro and Team Glenn this season!

Support our Burlington Recreation and Parks Biddy Soccer Teams!
This season our biddy soccer team grew so much that we now have two teams! Head over to Joe Davidson Park and cheer on both the Blessed Sacrament School Animals and the Blessed Sacrament School Knights!

Thank you Coach Jonathan Lopez for taking on both of our biddy teams!

Spring Sports 

We WILL have track practice 
Sunday, April 23rd at 4:00 at Williams

Mini Track Meet  Sunday , April, 30 at Bishop, arrive at  12:30  meet starts promptly at  1:00
All track members can run multiple events against other teams! Parents, please sign up to help.

PECSAA Track Meet,  Friday, May 12 , at Bishop
Assignments will be given 1-2 weeks before the meet. This is our final and ONLY scored meet. Not all children will have an event and some may be asked to run a grade above or 2 events so that we can gain points. It is important that we know now if your child CANNOT be available. BSS is in charge of this event so we hope that you will all attend and volunteer in some capacity. Its a super fun and exciting night!

Parent helpers needed at our weekly practice!  Sign up HERE!

GOLF  Co-Ed  grades 5-8

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

TENNIS Co-Ed grades 5-8

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
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