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Due to building scheduling conflict, teacher-parent conferences will be on Monday, November 7 from 4:00-7:00. The sign up for each class has been moved from November November 9 to November 7.  The HSA faculty and staff dinner is also now Monday, November 7. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Wednesday, October 26
Auction Committee Meeting, 9:00 a.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room
The Conversation Capers Energy Show, 10:00 a.m.

Friday, October 28
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
AYLA Leadership Training

Monday, October 31
Monday Morning Coffee at the Blend & Co hosted by Troutman Family Dentistry, 7:30 a.m. (127 E. Front Street, Burlington)  
Halloween Parade, 10:00 a.m.
Pizza Lunch provided by Fr. Paul!  My Hot Lunch Box orders will still be delivered so be sure to cancel if you do not want your child's order!
Halloween Parties, check with your child's teacher for party time

Tuesday, November 1
All Saint's Day Mass, 8:45 a.m.
HSA Board Meeting, 3:15 p.m.
BSS Family Dinner Night at Firehouse Subs

Wednesday, November 2
Chess Club, 3"15 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Friday, November 4
No School-Faculty & Staff Professional Development Day/No Club Knight 
First Trimester Ends
BSS Varsity Girls & Boys play in the Renegar Basketball Tournament

Saturday, November 5
Renegar Basketball Tournament

Sunday, November 6
Renegar Basketball Tournament

Looking ahead...

Save the date for the annual HSA Barnes & Noble Book Fair!
Wednesday, November 16th
Preschool-4th grade students will perform beginning at 6:00 p.m. 
under the direction of Mrs. Davis!

Students in K-4th grade are to wear their school uniform and Preschool and 
Pre K students should be in Sunday best. All students in Preschool-4th grade will arrive to Barnes & Noble no later than 5:45 . 

Students will perform in the following order: Preschool & PreK, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade.

Make an evening of it!  Enjoy dinner with your BSS family either before or after you attend the book fair at Buffalo Wild Wings!

Knight News
Our newest Multiplication Master!
Congratulations to third grader Devon Stalek on becoming our latest Third Grade Multiplication Master!  Great job knowing your facts!

Thank you Oktoberfest Committee!
A giant shout out to our Oktoberfest Committee for the time and energy y ou put into making our Oktoberfest a fun and profitable event!
Thank you Lisa Waldmann, Todd Palmer, Rebecca Wieting, Rebecca Wetter, Danica Kelso, and Jamey Cabell. We appreciate you!

Thank you also to our 8th Grade Parents for your tireless efforts to organize an amazing Haunted Hall!  

It was a sea of pink last Friday for the annual BSS PINK Out Day!  Thanks to everyone who wore pink and donated to a worthy cause.  We were honored to have three cancer warriors with us at Mass on Friday and happy to report they are all cancer free.  BSS will donate $212 to a local imaging center!

Chess Club
Chess Club begins meeting Wednesday, November 2nd and will meet every other Wednesday through March 8th.  The annual  St. Mary Magdalene School Chess Tournament is March 11th.  Students will meet with Chess Club Advisor, Mrs. Schmitt.  
Swap Shop
The BSS Swap Shop opens the week of October 31-November 4 in preparation for the change to winter uniform.

Club Knight Mars Garden Donations Requested
Mrs. VanWeest is requesting donations of potting soil, small plants (like succulents) and planter boxes. We would like to work on our Mars gardens  in two weeks  for the letter G.

Art Donations Requested!
Elementary Art Teacher, Rebecca Wetter, needs donations of  fresh clementines,  clean, empty cans and TALL socks for fun fall projects! Also, please consider purchasing a gift card for Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Walmart or another store for additional art supplies for Fall and Winter art projects our elementary students will talk about for years to come! 

Also requesting old paint for a project!

(Hint: Please purchase the gift cards for elementary art through SCRIP in the office, if you want extra money to go directly to BSS. Thank you!)

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, October 31st for coffee hosted by All Troutman Family Dentistry.

Thank you to All About Cleaning for hosting the October 24th Monday Morning Coffee.  


Join us for our Open House    Grades 6-11 Welcome
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
9:00 AM Presentation following 9:30-10:30 AM Tours
7:00 PM Presentation following 7:30-8:30 PM Tours
Largest Private High School in the Triad
Exceptional academic, fine arts and athletic programs
100% graduation rate; personalized college counseling; 100% acceptance to a college of choice
Over 10,000 hours of service given by the student body to the Triad community each year
Awarded best interscholastic sports program in the state conference
Financial aid and transportation available
Please call 336-564-1011 or email  kk@bmhs.us for additional information

Babysitter With Experience and References
Do you need a date night? Time alone? Childcare for an event? I am 13 years old and have experience caring for all ages. I am happy to provide references. Call eighth grader Abigail May at 336-675-1228.

Fall Conferences
Conferences are Monday, November 7 from 4:00p.m.-7:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 10 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.

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Prayer Requests
Please keep in your prayers, Barbara Brown, niece of Mrs. Gomez.  

Prayers requested for Beth and Derek Spencer and family.  
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,
We need your input for our school's accreditation.  Please use the link to respond to the parent's survey. The link will remain open until Friday, October 26 since we need more families to take the survey. Thank you for taking the time to respond to the questions.
(In order to complete this survey please...)

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Thank you to those who have responded to the survey.

Mrs. Gomez
The morning tardies have been increasing over the last few weeks. Please remember that flag-raising begins at 7:45. Thank you.
Winter Uniforms
Winter Uniforms will begin on Monday, November 14. Please refer to the parent handbook for uniform guidelines, hair and accessories policy. By now all students should have the new PE shirt.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

Uniform Changes for 2017-2018

Addition of Monogram to Fleece Jacket
Many parents have asked about adding an embroidered monogram to their child's fleece jacket through a local vendor to assist with confusion when jackets are mixed up among students.   BSS has approved the following monogram styles to the fleece jacket in WHITE thread only.  The only approved position is the sleeve of the jacket at the wrist area.  Adding the monogram is not an option with Land's End but you may add the monogram locally.  Contact Mrs. Hackman for suggested vendors.

From the Admissions & Advancement Office
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.

It's Time for Twos!
Our successful Time for Twos program is back for another year.   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.

Time for Twos meets on Tuesdays for two 12-weeks 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, 22nd,/ December 6th, 13th

Session 2:   January 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st/ February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th/ March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Contact the admissions office at 336.570.0019 or thackman@bssknights.org to register your child.

Classroom Connections
Seventh Grade Engineers Learning "All About Balance"!

Second Grade with Guest Speaker Leo Quinn

Third Grade Adventures in the Science Lab!

Eighth Grade Annual Visit to Bishop McGuinness High School
HSA (Home & School Association)

The HSA Board and Chairs will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 3:15 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, November 1st.  

Class Party Sign Ups


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BSS Athletics 
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, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 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

Sign Up to Volunteer at our Home Games

Fall Sports Information  
Cross Country continues through Monday, November 14th and Running Club is now extended through Monday, November 14th as well.  More details about end of season celebrations coming soon!

Neither Running Club or Cross Country will run on Halloween (10/31).

Upcoming Local Races:
Runners and coaches from the BSS Running Club and Cross Country teams will run in the following races:

2016 Alamance Community College Reinhartsen 5K
November 5th
Register HERE
Student rate only $15!!  Be sure to select the Blessed Sacrament team.

Another sure to be great family run is the the following weekend, Nov 12. This run at Tanglewood! A great way to start the holiday season by running through the Tanglewood lights! Register HERE.
AAU BOYS' BASKETBALL -BISHOP MCGUINNESS (Tryouts moved up to December)
Tryouts for the NC Spartans AAU Basketball youngest age group (13U team-7 th  grade and below)  based out of Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School will be  Sunday, Dec. 4 and Sunday, Dec. 11  from  noon-2 p.m.   

Those trying out are encouraged to attend both dates if available but must attend at least one of the two sessions.  The season will not start until after the PECSAA season ends, but the team will be established in December.  The team will play 5 tournaments from March-May.  Four will be local (Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point area) and 1 will be a travel tournament.  Practices will be two weekdays each week at Bishop McGuinness and occasional Sundays from  noon-2. 

The cost for the season is $300 which covers  tournament entry fees, uniforms upkeep and replacement, maintenance, insurance and registration.   Please contact Jeff Stoller-  js@bmhs.us if you plan to try out.  Tryouts for the Spartans 8th grade and high school age teams will be announced soon. For updates on those tryouts, please check  www.ncspartansbasketball.com and Twitter @NCSpartans.

Be a ball girl at the Elon Volleyball games!
Elon Athletics is currently searching for young volleyball players (grades six through 8) who would like to help out at Elon volleyball matches this season as ball girls!  
Elon volleyball ball girls help shag balls in warm-ups alongside the Elon volleyball team members!  In addition to time on the court pregame, ball girls will have an on court seat for the entire match as they assist the Elon volleyball team with ball rotation.  The task is simple and easy and you will receive instructions prior to the start of the match.  We are in search of 2-4 ball girls per match to arrive 1 hour prior to the match start time.  All you have to do is reply to this email with your name and the match that you would like to attend and that's it!  
 We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at an upcoming match this season!

Brian Dudiak 
Director of Event Management and Facilities for Athletics 
Elon University
Koury Center (Athletics) 102
Office (336) 278-6108 
Friday, October 28, 2016
7:00 PM
Sunday, October 30, 2016
2:00 PM
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
7:00 PM
North Carolina Central
Friday, November 11, 2016
7:00 PM
Sunday, November 13, 2016
2:00 PM

Community News

Growing Up and Liking It 
Every mother wants to be sure her daughter is prepared for all the changes that come with growing up.  

To help girls experience a smooth transition into adolescence, the Women's Resource Center offers a one day workshop "Growing Up and Liking it" It's designed for mothers and daughters ages 9 to 12. The workshop provides information about physical, emotional, and sexuality issues appropriate for preteens.

The workshop will be held at the Women's Resource Center on Sunday November 6, 2016  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Registration is required.  Sessions fill up quickly so don't delay in reserving your spot.

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