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Wednesday, May 10th
Goodwill Challenge
May Crowning Prayer Service, 8:45 a.m.
PECSAA Golf Tournament, 2:00 p.m. hosted by BSS at Shamrock Golf Course

Thursday, May 11th
Goodwill Challenge
5th Grade DARE Day in the Park
Last day to order spring photos!

Friday, May 12th
Goodwill Challenge
NJHS Induction Ceremony, 8:45 a.m.
Early Release, 11:30 a.m. (Club Knight open until 6:00 p.m.)
PECSAA Track Meet, 4:30 p.m. hosted by BSS at Bishop McGuinness High School

Saturday, May 13th
Goodwill Challenge
Second Collection at Blessed Sacrament Church dedicated to BSS
PECSAA Softball Tournament, 11:00 a.m. hosted by BSS at Mebane Arts & Recreation Fields
11am  BSS v OLM,  12:15  OLM v IHM,  1:30  IHM v BSS

Sunday, May 14th
Goodwill Challenge
Second Collection at Blessed Sacrament Church dedicated to BSS
PECSAA Track Meet-Rain Date

Monday, May 15th
Goodwill Challenge
Student Council Election Campaign Week
Middle School Talent Show, 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 16th
Goodwill Challenge
Student Council Election Campaign Week
First & Second Grade Field Trip to the Greensboro Science Center, meet at the science center in PE uniform
Third Grade Field Trip to Morehead Planetarium, Chapel Hill (students in PE uniform)

Wednesday, May 17th
Goodwill Challenge
Student Council Election Campaign Week
Student Council Egg Drop--Link to Instructions
Kindergarten Orientation, 1:30 p.m.
Athletic Banquet, 6:15 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church (1620 Hanford Road, Graham)

BSS Athletic Banquet 
for all athletes and their families
Wednesday, May 17th
Blessed Sacrament Church
Cake & Drinks at 6:15 p.m. 
Awards begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. 
Come celebrate our fantastic year in sports!
All athletes will be recognized.  

Thursday, May 18th
Goodwill Challenge
Student Council Election Campaign Week
Eighth Grade Field Trip

Friday, May 19th
Goodwill Challenge
Student Council Election Campaign Week
Middle School Field Trip to Dollywood--Field Trip Reminders

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
Third Grade Multiplication Masters
Congratulations to Hunter Daniels and Issac Kinsey who are our latest Third Grade Multiplication Master!  Great job!

2017 Family STEM Night
End of Year Recognition, Graduations, and Celebrations!
Friday, May 26th
Field Day, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Early Dismissal, 12:00 p.m. (No Club Knight After School Care
Annual Faculty, Staff, and 8th Grade Pizza Luncheon, 12:30 p.m.

Monday, May 29th
School Closed in observance of Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 30th
Middle School Recognition Ceremony, 8:15 a.m. in the Multi Purpose Room
-New this year!  Students in 5th-8th grade will receive recognition for School Spelling Bee, Math Crunchers, AYLA participation, 3rd Trimester STREAM Award, and Academic Honors.  In addition, students in eighth grade will receive recognition for Student Council Participation and receive the Briggs Service Award and Scholar Athlete Award.

Wednesday, May 31st
Little Knights End of Year Picnic, 10:00 a.m. at City Park
-Little Knights and their families will meet at City Park at 10:00 a.m. for the End of Year Picnic.  Students will release from City Park at 12:00 p.m. and this is the last day of school for Little Knights.

Fifth-Seventh Grade 2nd Annual Dodge Ball Tournament & Ice Cream Sundae Party, 1:00 p.m.

Eighth Grade Mass & Middle School Awards, 6:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church
-All middle school students are asked to attend.  During the Middle School awards we will recognize 5th-7th grade recipients of the Geography Bee Award, Taffy Young Award, Volunteer Award, and Citizenship Award.
-Eighth grade awards include Knights of Columbus Patriotism Award, Knights of Columbus Citizenship Award, Charlotte and Charles Maye Award, Leonard Tyll Sportsmanship Award, Pastor's Award, and the Principal's Award.


Thursday, June 1st
Kindergarten Graduation & Reception, 10:00 a.m. in the Multi Purpose Room
-Kindergarten students will dismiss for the school year with their family after the reception.

First & Second Grade End of Year Party, 12:00 p.m. (Lunch, dessert, and activities provided by the first and second grade teachers.)

Friday, June 2nd
Elementary End of Year Mass and Awards, 8:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church
BSS First Annual End of Year BBQ, 5:30 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament School

Tutoring News from Mrs. Franklin 
Parents, if you are looking for tutoring services over the summer and during the coming school year, there are a number of tutors at the school whom you can contact for more information. Your child's teacher can help you choose the resource that best suits your child. My contact information is provided in the document linked here.
Mrs. Lilian Franklin
Spring Photo Orders
Proofs and order forms were in last Wednesday's weekly envelope.  Photo orders are due 
the office by  May 11.   After that date, orders will only be accepted online, with a late fee of $10.00 and will then  be mailed directly to the student/parent.
Teacher Appreciation Week
We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the gifts, treats, flowers, love, and appreciation we were shown during Teacher Appreciation Week.  The support of our parents means so much to us!  A special thank you to Mrs. Beth Fitzgerald and her team for organizing the week and seeing that we were pampered and spoiled!
-The BSS Faculty & Staff

Annual Goodwill Challenge is HERE! 
The Goodwill truck is in the school parking lot and remains available for donations through Friday, May 19th.  The truck will be unlocked each morning and we can accept anything that you'd drop to a local donation center. Thank you for your support and donations!

Student Council Election Details
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.  

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.

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Prayer Requests
Please pray for Coach Eggleston and his wife Nicole as they await the birth of their child.
Remember in your prayers, Robert Tomlinson, grandfather of Sarah DeLario (6th) and father of Mrs. DeLario.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Parents,

The last two days have been a whirlwind of splendid events. We began on Tuesday morning with our Grandparents and Special Friends Day and ended that night with Spring Sing that rocked! This morning we honored Mary with May Crowning.  BSS is truly a special place with great faculty, family/friends, and students.

Mrs. Gomez
Egg Drop
Please look in your child's folder with details with our Humpty Dumpty Egg Drop Project. An electronic version can be found in Option C.  
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
AlumKnight News
Congratulations to the Bishop McGuinness Girls Soccer Team! Champions of  the NW Conference and now begin the road to the State Championship!  Please come out to our home game and second round of the state playoff on this Saturday, May 13th to root on your Lady Villains and Blessed Sacrament  Alumni, Nina Corcoran.
Go Knights and Go Villains!

(Game time for state play off at BMHS on Saturday TBA, check the Bishop website)

Summer Class Gatherings
Please contact the Admissions Office if you are willing to serve as host or hostess this summer for a class play date or movie night!  This play date can be at the school playground or a local park and the movie night at BSS.  I'll provide the snack and beverages if you'll serve as the friendly and welcoming face of the event!  I'm looking for hosts or hostesses for preschool through third grade play dates and 4th grade through 8th grade movie nights.  Email thackman@bssknights.org for questions or to set a date!

Scheduled Events
July 29th: Rising 8th Grade Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. hosted by the Dappen Family

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
2017-18 AYLA Students
The Alamance Youth Leadership Academy (AYLA) is a leadership program of the Alamance Chamber supported by strong partners, including the Elon University Center for Leadership and the Alamance-Burlington School System, as well as our Program Sponsors, Wells Fargo, Glen Raven, Cone Health, ACHRA, the Leadership Alamance Alumni Association, and our Founding Sponsor,  LabCorp.

Rising Eighth Grade AYLA Students
Mae Glenn
Christian Hernandez
Noah Goodman
Haven Amick
Nathan Amyot
Anna Hirose
Keira Dappen

Rising Seventh Grade AYLA Students
Eleanor Arcaro-Burbridge
David Armstrong
Andrew Brasington
Hannahgrace Daniels
Timothy Hackman
Joseph Leupold
  Quinten Onder
Ella Kate Porfilio
Alex Solari
Patricia Tayn
  Caden Troutman
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 
BSS Athletics 
Spring Sports 
BSS is hosting the PECSAA Golf Tournament today at 1:00 p.m. at Shamrock Golf Course in Burlington.
Golfers representing BSS in the tournament are Garrett Schmiederer, Timothy Hackman, Abigail May, Joey Leupold, Christopher Cafasso, and Karsten Palmer. Go Knights!

BSS hosts the PECSAA Softball Tournament this Saturday in Mebane. Games are at the Mebane Arts Center.

11am  BSS v OLM,  12:15  OLM v IHM,  1:30  IHM v BSS

Final PECSSA track Meet this Friday, May 12, in Kernersville
Please see PARENT LETTER for important details about the meet!

Arrive at  4:30, Meet starts promptly at  5:00
(Rain Date Sunday, May 14, 2:00)

Please sign up to help, only volunteers will be allowed on the infield. BSS is hosting this event!

Elementary Track Practice today afterschool, weather permitting

End of Season Track Party next Tuesday, 5/16, 3:15-4:00

The BSS Athletics year is quickly coming to a close.
 Please join us for the Athletic Banquet on Wednesday, May 17th!

Please return all   Knights Athletics shirts and any other BSS athletic uniforms to Coach Egg by Thursday, May 18th!  

BSS Athletic Banquet 
for all athletes and their families
Wednesday, May 17th
Blessed Sacrament Church
Cake & Drinks at 6:15 p.m. 
Awards begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. 
Come celebrate our fantastic year in sports!
All athletes will be recognized.  

Summer Volleyball Camp
Western Alamance High School is offering a volleyball camp  June 12th to June 15th .  It is from  8am to Noon .  Cost is $125 per participant.  

You can register through the WAHS Website!
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