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Wednesday, September 20th
BSS Cross Country, 4:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic School (375 Lumen Christi Lane, Salisbury)

Thursday, September 21st
BSS Soccer vs The Burlington School, 4:00 p.m. at TBS (1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington)

Friday, September 22nd
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Middle School FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.
BSS Tennis vs Turrentine, 4:00 p.m. at Burlington Tennis Center (1402 Overbrook Road, Burlington)

Saturday, September 23rd
BSS Volleyball vs SPX, 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy (1730 Link Road, Winston-Salem)
BSS Volleyball vs OLM, 12:30 p.m. at OLM

Sunday, September 24th
Middle School FLL Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, September 25th
BSS Soccer vs St. Pius X, 4:00 p.m. at SPX (2210 N Elm St, Greensboro)

Wednesday, September 27th
All School Dress Down
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
BSS Soccer vs IHM, 4:15 p.m. at BSS

Friday, September 29th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Middle School FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.
BSS Tennis vs Southern Alamance, 4:00 p.m. at Olde Forest Racquet Club (200 Pinedale Drive, Burlington)

Saturday, September 30th
BSS Volleyball vs OLG, 9:30 a.m. at The Burlington School ( 1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington)
BSS Volleyball vs SLS, 12:30 p.m. at TBS
Little Knights Play Date, 10:00 a.m. on the Little Knights play ground

Sunday, October 1st
Middle School FLL Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Knight News
2017-18 National Junior Honor Society Officers
Congratulations to our new NJHS officers!
Alli Orozco-Rosaldo, President
Ella Kate Porfilio, Vice President
Alex Solari, Treasurer
Nathan Amyot, Secretary


Student Council Hurricane Relief Fundraiser
Our student council is collecting donations for hurricane relief throughout the month of September.  All money collected will be sent to Catholic Charities so that 100% of the funds will go directly to support those in need.  Monetary donations may be given directly to the student's classroom/homeroom teacher.

Coach Egg's Diaper Challenge for Middle Schoolers

Thank you for the pictures!
We'd like to give a shout out to Betsy Sioussat for sharing her time and talent with the families at BSS!  The majority of this week and every week's photos are compliments of Betsy.  Thank you!

BSS Basketball Teams at the YMCA-Registration is now Open!
Blessed Sacrament School will once again sponsor basketball teams at the Alamance County YMCA this winter.  Registration is under way and runs through October 9th.  The cost for YMCA members is $40 and $70 for non members.  Our BSS teams are open to friends and family as well!

We are breaking down the teams as follows.  Note that you may be asked to have your child "play up" so  it is important that you fill in the section that asks what League your child is in this season.

Mite Girls:  For our first and second grade girls 
A coach is needed!  Contact Tara Hackman if you are willing to coach this team.

Midget Girls: For our third and fourth grade girls 
This team is led by Coach Andress so please make sure to list Andress in this section of the registration form.  We are combining third and fourth grade girls since our fifth graders play for our school JV team.  It is important that you mark Midget Girls in the section asking what League your child is in this season.

Biddy Boys: For our first and second grade boys ( first grade boys must turn 7 prior to Feb. 1, 2018)
A coach is needed!  Contact Tara Hackman if you are willing to coach this team.

PeeWee Boys: For our 3rd and 4th grade boys
This team is coached by Justin Stalek so please make sure to list his name in this section of the registration form.  

Information about the YMCA League may be found  HERE.  The registration form is  HERE.  

ALL REGISTRATION FORMS AND PAYMENT SHOULD BE DROPPED DIRECTLY TO THE YMCA!

BSS Biddy Basketball Team with Burlington Recreation & Parks-Registration Now Open
Blessed Sacrament School will sponsor a biddy basketball team this fall/winter through the Burlington Recreation and Parks Department.  Registration is under way and runs through October 9th.  The cost for residents is $20 and $50 for non residents.  Our BSS team is open to friends and family as well!

If you are a parent of a first grade boy, please check the age reuirements for this team compared with the age requirement for the YMCA team (earlier Option C email) to see which team is the best fit.

Biddy Coed: for PreK, Kindergarten, and First Grade (Must be 5 years old by February 19, 2018 - Not 7 years old before August 1, 2017)
Jeff Angyal is coaching this team so please make sure to note Blessed Sacrament School and Coach Angyal when you register.
 
Information about the league may be found HERE.   

ALL REGISTRATION FORMS AND PAYMENT SHOULD BE DROPPED DIRECTLY TO THE BRPD!






Game Donations Requested!
Our preschool class is looking for new or gently used games: candy land, operation, high ho cheerio, memory, uno etc.



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

Blessed Sacrament School is a Bronze Sponsor for the I Will Survive 5K
We hope BSS students and families will participate in the 2nd annual "I Will Survive 5K" to benefit the Survivorship Fund at Cone Health Cancer Center at ARMC for local cancer survivors in beautiful historic Burlington. This scenic rolling course begins and ends on Davis St taking participants through old charm of Burlington's historic district.

Register  HERE  for the I Will Survive 5K.  

Be sure the select the Blessed Sacrament School team when you sign up for the race!

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  
Shop with AmazonSmile and Amazon will make a donation to Blessed Sacrament School/Church.  Visit the SITE for details!


Prayer Requests
Please pray for our school supporter and contractor, John McCravey as he mourns the passing of his father, John McCravey, Sr.
 
Please keep in your prayers the Cabell Family (Annabelle, 2nd) as they mourn the passing of Annabelle's great-grandfather, Merle Armstrong.
 
Please pray for the Amyot Family (Corey, 6th and Nathan, 8th) as they mourn the passing of Mary Amyot, grandmother of the boys and Mr. Amyot's mother.   Prayers are also needed for their ailing grandfather, Edgar Amyot.

Keep Mike Andress (Luke, 7th and Lydia, 4th) in your prayers as he recovers from eye surgery).
 
Remember in your prayers those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma. Pray for those in the path of Hurricane Maria and for the earthquake victims of Mexico. 
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

Our first annual BSS Days were a great success. The Sip and Spell on Friday night was so much fun. I already have ideas for next year's spelling bee. The tennis tournament was a great way to show off the talents of our tennis players.  The BBQ Lawn Party was magical.  Families sitting together on a warm late summer evening filled with the sounds of laughter,  kids running on the lawn, delicious food, and enjoying each other's company proves that BSS is a truly a school community.  We are so blessed at BSS.

Mrs. Gomez
 
Dismissal Procedures
Once again I need to emphasize the dismissal procedures at BSS. Please do not park on the other side of the street to pick up your child. This includes in front of the school or down the street close to Davis St.  It is not fair for those are waiting in the car line and doing the right thing.  Thank you for your cooperation.
 
Proctors Needed
The Iowa Assessments will be given the week of October 2-October 6. If you could help proctor either 3rd or 4th grade please let me know. Please remember that you can't proctor your child's class.  
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
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. 

Session 1: September 27th/October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th/November 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th/December 6th, 13th 

Session 2: January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st/February 7th, 21st, 28th/March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 

How to Apply Children who will be age two by August 31st of the current school year are eligible to enroll. Sessions are then filled on a first come-first served basis. Enrollment in Time for Twos does not guarantee a place in the preschool the following year. 

Time for Twos is currently enrolling for the Fall 2017 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


Save the date for our annual Oktoberfest and 8th Grade Haunted Hall!
Friday, October 27th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Haunted Hall 6:00-8:00 p.m.)
Blessed Sacrament School Back Lawn
Invite friends, family, and neighbors!
Game truck, dunk tank, lawn games, Trunk-or-Treat, bounce houses, bake sale, delicious food, beer & brats at the Knights of Columbus tent!
Entertainment by AlumKnight DJ MIKEY

Volunteer Sign Up Coming Soon!

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 parents and grandparents for the delicious luncheon you provided our faculty & staff today!



Reminders from Box Tops Chair, Betsy Sioussat
Box Tops
Keep clipping and dropping those box tops into the Little Pink Mailbox located across from the main office.  Make sure you label your bag or envelope with the child's name and grade!

The final day to submit Box Tops for the fall contest is Friday, October 6th.

Link your VIC Cards
Each school year VIC cards must be "re-linked" in order for Blessed Sacrament School to receive the benefits of your shopping.  Visit  www.harristeeter.com and look for the Together in Education section to link you card.  Every dollar helps our school!


(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
STREAM Speaker Series
Last week members of the Burlington Fire Department visited BSS for our middle school STREAM speaker series.  We were excited to share the experience with K-4th graders as well!


Scenes from Middle School Electives-Cartwheels with Ms. Carrigan
A few elective this year is Cartwheels with Ms. Carrigan!  Students will work on introductory acrobatics: forward and backward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, round offs, bridges, splits. Develop cheer jumps and form. Master the basics and move on to walkovers and more!


Little Knights get a visit from Cinnamon!
Last Friday our Little Knights Pre Kindergarten class focused on the letter C for their Show and Share.  Much to the children's delight, the Kyburz family brought their horse, Cinnamon to share.

Theatre Arts
Fifth graders are enjoying their first few sessions of Theatre Arts with Mr. Chester.  Fifth and sixth graders participate in Theatre Arts I which focuses on building group atmosphere by using ensemble building techniques.  

BSS Athletics 
BSS Animals are Back!
The BSS Animals Biddy soccer teams are back in action this fall.  Stop by a game if you can and support our youngest soccer Knights! We have a team that plays on Monday nights and a team that plays on Thursday nights.

  Congratulations to our Knights Volleyball team on a great Saturday of play! 

The Knights tennis team also had a strong showing last week!



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

Soccer 
Coaches: Zach Lezesque and Ann Amyot
Practice: Mondays and Wednesdays from  3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at BSS

Tennis 
Coaches: Tim Hackman & Chad Brasington
Practice Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Burlington Tennis Center 

JV Volleyball
Coaches: Terry Cunningham
Practice: Tuesdays and Thursdays, The Burlington School Davis Street campus gym from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Varsity Volleyball
Coaches: Jennifer Lee & Rodney Amick
Practice: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Varsity players will walk to the The Burlington School Davis Street campus gym at 3:00 p.m..  Varsity practice concludes at 4:45 p.m.

Cross Country
Coaches: Jennifer Klein, Keith Rugh & Tara Hackman
Training Schedule: Training is Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
If your child is participating in JV Volleyball, they will be taken over to TBS at the end of XC practice, along with ALL volleyball player book bags. All other students will return to BSS between 4 and 4:15 for pick up.
Meet Schedule:
9/20: @ Sacred Heart School at 4:00 p.m.
10/18: @ Sacred Heart School at 4:00 p.m
Additional meets and trail run training dates are TBA.

Running Club
Coaches: Katie LaPlante & Jamey Cabell
Training Schedule: Monday, September 25th-Monday, November 6th from 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. 
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