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Wednesday, November 8th
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
4th Grade FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.

Thursday, November 9th
Early Dismissal, 11:30 a.m. (Club Knight open until 6:00 p.m. Students need to bring lunch.)
Parent & Teacher Conferences, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Friday, November 10th
Veterans Day, School Closed
BSS Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys Bball Teams in the Renegar Tournament
BSS Varsity Girls Bball vs IHM, 5:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy School (1730 Link Road, Winston-Salem)
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs Sacred Heart of Mary, 6:45 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy School (1730 Link Road, Winston-Salem)
  Full Boys Bracket

Saturday, November 11th
BSS Girls and Boys Varsity Bball Teams in the Renegar Tournament
Knights of Columbus State Soccer Challenge, 11:30 a.m. St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 940 Carmichael St, Chapel Hill

Sunday, November 12th
BSS Girls and Boys Varsity Bball Teams in the Renegar Tournament
Curb Appeal Committee Work Day-Leaf Raking, 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Monday, November 13th
Eighth Grade visits The Burlington School High School, 9:00 a.m.
BSS JV Girls Bball vs SPX, 4:00 p.m. at St Pius X Catholic School (2200 N Elm St, Greensboro)
BSS JV Boys Bball vs SPX, 5:15 p.m. at St Pius X Catholic School

Tuesday, November 14th
Fall Picture Day 
ALL Kindergarten-8th grade students in the winter uniform.  Little Knights dress to impress!  This photo is for the school yearbook.  Students who have PE on this day will remain in the winter uniform all day.   

Wednesday, November 15th
Fall Open House, 9:00 a.m.
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Book Fair (Club Knight Closes at 4:00 p.m.)

Friday, November 17th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Middle School FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.

Saturday, November 18th
BSS Students in the Burlington Christmas Parade

Sunday, November 19th
Middle School FLL Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 21st
Thanksgiving Prayer Service led by 2nd grade, 10:45 a.m.
Early Release, 11:30 a.m. (Club Knight open until 6:00 p.m.  Students bring a lunch.)

Wednesday, November 22nd
School Closed

Thursday, November 23rd
School Closed

Friday, November 24th
School Closed

Annual Parents in Partnership Barnes & Noble Book Fair!
Wednesday, November 15th
Preschool, Pre Kindergarten, 1st & 3rd grade and several 4th grade recorder players will perform beginning at 6:00 p.m. under the direction of Mrs. Davis!

Mrs. Davis will notify the selected recorder players by next week.

Students in 1st, 3rd & 4th 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.


Downtown Holiday Magic 2017
For the fifth year Blessed Sacrament School will have a booth at Burlington's 
Downtown Holiday Magic on Friday, December 9th. 

In addition to our booth the Middle School Chorus will carol throughout the city streets under the direction of Mrs. Spradlin.  We hope that many of our middle schoolers will participate again this year and fill the streets with music during this fun event!   

Knight News
Thank you, Mrs. Ehmig!
Students, faculty, staff, and parents thanks Mrs. Ehmig for her commitment and service to BSS during a special prayer service last Friday.  We wish Mrs. Ehmig the best of luck in her new role as Counselor at Bishop McGuinness High School!

Third Grade Multiplication Master
Congratulations to third grader Elias Davis for achieving Multiplication Master!
AYLA (Alamance Youth Leadership Academy) Students attend session at Elon
Last Friday our seventh and eighth grade AYLA participants attended their first leadership training session at Elon University.

Thank you!
Thank you parents and grandparents for the delicious dinner you provided yesterday. It was the boost we needed prior to an evening of conferences.

Curb Appeal Committee Work Day-Leaf Raking
Come out and join a local Girl Scout Troop and the members of the Curb Appeal Committee as we rake the leaves on the front lawn.  Next week is leaf pick up in Burlington and we want to have our leaves by the curb!  BYOR!  Bring your own rake!  No leaf blowers as the group tries to be quiet neighbors and environmentally friendly!   Sunday, November 12th from 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. at the school!  Please contact Jennifer Klein at jennietuckklein@aol.com if you plan to help out this Sunday.

Fall Conferences
Conferences continue 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.

Williams High School International Baccalaureate Program Interest Meeting
Learn more about the IB program HERE.

Follow BSS Athletics on Twitter
Stay up to date with the sports report from Coach Egg @bss_athletic on Twitter.

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  
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Prayer Requests
Please remember in your prayers all those who were affected by the tragic shooting in Texas. We mourn the loss of some many lives and pray for all in Sutherland Springs.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

It is always wonderful to hear the voices of young ones singing especially as they prepare for the Barnes and Noble performance scheduled for next Wednesday, November 15.  In addition, several of the 4th graders will be delighting us with their recorders. I hope you can join us at our musical/book fair evening.

Mrs. Gomez

At Last-Winter Uniforms
Do not forget that winter uniforms starts on Monday, November 13.
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Fund for the Knights
Thanks to your early efforts we are already $20,000 toward our Annual Fund Goal!  Our biggest mailer goes out in the next two weeks and we anticipate a strong finish to 2017.  The annual fund runs through June 30, 2018.

Spread the word to prospective students!  Visit BSS!

Fall Open House
Wednesday, November 15th
Drop in between 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m
Prospective families with children rising Preschool through rising 7th grade are invited to attend our Fall Open House!

Visit classrooms, meet our faculty & staff, and see a typical morning for our students. 

Take a Look Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
November 28th, December 5th, and December 12th

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. 

Time for Twos is still enrolling for the Fall 2017 session as well as the Winter 2018 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

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!  

Update from Hospitality Chair, Beth Fitzgerald
Thank you for your contributions to our faculty & staff dinner yesterday!

(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
Last week our first grade students walked to STEAM Junction in downtown Burlington for a hands on session led by owners Ben Harris and Danny Oakley.

Students learned all about the different parts of a robot! They saw a real robot that had been programmed for cutting and unleashed their creativity designing their own robot on paper. In addition, students explored STEAM Junction and learned about all this local Makerspace offers our community.

Thank you to the Monahan family for your support of the field trip to STEAM Junction and thank you Mr. Harris and Mr Oakley for hosting our students!

Fire Department Visits Kindergarten
Our Kindergarten students also enjoyed the recent visit from the Burlington Fire Department!
BSS Athletics 
Our BSS Running Club held their final run and party this week. Thanks to Coach LaPlante and all of the parent volunteers for a great season!

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

Upcoming Games
BSS Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys Bball Teams in the Renegar Tournament

11/10: BSS Varsity Girls Bball vs IHM, 5:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy School (1730 Link Road, Winston-Salem)

11/10: BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs TBA (Winner of OLM vs OLG, 6:45 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy School (1730 Link Road, Winston-Salem)

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 dates are November 14th & November 16th.   There is NO practice on November 7th due to conferences.  The Thursday practice if for the first week only.

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.  
The week of November 27th the squad will practice on Monday, 11/27 and Wednesday, 11/29.  

Varsity Cheer 
Coach: Carrie Daniels
Practice: Thursdays after school in the Multi Purpose Room.  

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)  
Girls will practice on Mondays with the Varsity team at Harvest Baptist Church until further notice.

JV Boys Basketball 
Coach: Zach Levesque & Justin Stalek
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 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Broad Street Gym (215 N. Broad Street, Burlington) 

Lady Villains Holiday Basketball Camp
Click on the image below to print a registration form.

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