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Wednesday, November 9
Eighth Grade Visits The Burlington School High School (Davis St. Campus)

Thursday, November 10
Thanksgiving Food Drive for Little Portion Pantry
Early Dismissal, 11:30 a.m. (Club Knight Open until 6:00 p.m.)
Parent/Teacher Conferences, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Friday, November 11
No School, Fall Break

Saturday, November 12
BSS JV Girls BBall vs IHM, 9:30 a.m. at The Burlington School 
BSS JV Boys BBall vs IHM, 10:40 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs IHM, 11:50 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs IHM, 1:00 p.m. at The Burlington School
The Burlington School Greenwood Terrace Campus (1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington)

Monday, November 14
Thanksgiving Food Drive for Little Portion Pantry
Monday Morning Coffee at the Blend & Co hosted by Palmer Generator, 7:30 a.m. (127 E. Front Street, Burlington) 
Running Club end of season celebration, 3:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at BSS  
Cross Country Club end of season celebration, 3:15 p.m. at City Park (see details in email sent from coaches)

Tuesday, November 15
Thanksgiving Food Drive for Little Portion Pantry
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.

Wednesday, November 16
Thanksgiving Food Drive for Little Portion Pantry
Chess Club, 3:15 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Book Fair
HSA Family Dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings

Thursday, November 17
Thanksgiving Food Drive for Little Portion Pantry

Friday, November 18
Mass, 8:45 a.m.

Saturday, November 19
Burlington Christmas Parade, 10:00 a.m.
BSS JV Girls BBall vs SPX, 9:30 a.m. at SPX
BSS JV Boys BBall vs SPX, 10:40 a.m. at SPX
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs SPX, 11:50 a.m. at SPX
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs SPX, 1:00 p.m. at SPX
St Pius X Catholic School is located at 2200 N. Elm Street, Greensboro

Monday, November 21
Dress Down Day for participating in Thanksgiving Food Drive
Monday Morning Coffee at the Blend & Co hosted by La Cocina, 7:30 a.m. (127 E. Front Street, Burlington)   

Tuesday, November 22
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
Thanksgiving Prayer Service, 10:45 a.m.
Early Dismissal, 11:30 a.m.
Club Knight After School open until 6:00 p.m. 

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!

Buy SCRIP!  Support BSS by purchasing Barnes & Noble Gift Cards in the school office prior to attending the book fair.

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
Blessed Sacrament School Inducts Inaugural Class into National Junior Honor Society
Yesterday Blessed Sacrament School inducted four bright, energetic, and respectful leaders into the first class of our National Junior Honor Society Chapter.
The four students demonstrate excellence in the areas of Character, Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Citizenship.

During our school wide ceremony our student body looked on as our inductees pledged their commitment to our chapter, received their NJHS pins and cards, and were the first students to sign our NJHS regis try.

Congratulations Daniel, Srikar, Daniella, and Samantha! We look forward to this inaugural year as you set the tone for our chapter and our future inductees. Thank you for being role models for our younger students!

BSS Runners Participate in Local 5K
Several of our BSS Cross Country Club members participated in a local 5K last Saturday held at Alamance Community College.  All set a PR (Personal Record)-great job Knights!  A special thanks to the parents and siblings who cheered on our runners!

Blessed Sacrament School represented at the Knights of Columbus State Soccer Challenge
Congratulations to our Knights who placed at the state soccer challenge.
Marlaina Palmer - 1st Place
Karsten Palmer- 2nd Place
Emmanuel Guido - 3rd Place
Grace Stalek - 3rd Place

Save the Bees, Please!
Disappearing honey bees have buzzed their way to the top of our environmental concerns over the last few years. Scientists have observed a significant decline in our honey bee population since the early 1990's. Understanding why they are important and how we can help them increase their population size will ultimately change the world. Daisy Troop 40554 of Burlington traveled to the North Carolina School of Science and Math to do just that. In partnership with the NCSSM Bee Keeping Club, Daisy Troop 40554 learned about the anatomy of a honey bee, the essential parts of a hive, how bees are important for plant life and pollination and why they are so important for our food supply. They were able to observe an active hive at the school and try on official bee keeper hats. As part of the Daisy Flower Garden Journey, Daisy Troop 40554 completed their Golden Honey Bee Award in which they made pollinator bookmarks which will be donated to the county's libraries as well as each Daisy's classroom. Daisy Troop 40554 is part of the Girl Scout Service Unit 157 of Alamance County.  


Magazines Requested by Mrs. Kearney
Please send gently used school age student appropriate magazines in to the attention of Mrs. Kearney if you are willing to donate for classroom projects.

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.  
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, November 14th for coffee hosted by Palmer Generator.

Thank you to Beshel Chiropractic for hosting the November 7th Monday Morning Coffee.  


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 conclude tomorrow and run 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.

 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 remember in your prayers Brett Daniels, grandfather of Evan Prutzman (3rd) and father of Ms. Prutzman as they mourn his passing.
Please pray for Frank Ryan, father of Mrs. Sebastian, who is having surgery today.
Remember in your prayers, John Ehmig, husband of Mrs. Ehmig and stepfather of Grace (5th) and Devon (3rd) as he undergoes surgery on Friday.
Please pray for our longtime friend and supporter, Russ Briggs.
Remember in your prayers, Ms. Nora, staff member and mother of Grace K. (5th) for a quick recovery. 
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Parents,

Thank you for responding to our accreditation survey.  Your responses will be used for the continuous improvement of BSS.  Results will be shared with all at a later date.  Thank you once again for your honest feedback.

Mrs. Gomez
Food Collection for Thanksgiving
Beginning on Thursday, November 10 -Thursday, November 17, we are asking students for donate two cans/nonperishable food items to the Little Portion Food Pantry.  Some items might include stuffing, yams, and other items that are used during this season. Students who participate in the food drive will earn a dress down on Monday, November 21. Thank you for your generosity.
Winter Uniforms
Don't forget winter uniforms begin on Monday, November 14. Please refer to the handbook (pages 24-26) for the guidelines and policies concerning dress wear.

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: Remaining sessions- 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
Rapunzel Reads
What a surprise when Rapunzel arrived to read to our students!  Rapunzel was here to celebrate National Young Readers Week with us.
First graders and their Middle School Buddies work together as they investigate, weigh, measure, and draw conclusions about different pumpkins of all sizes, shapes, and varieties.

The Blessed Sacrament Church Knights of Columbus visited the second and fifth grade religion classes on Tuesday.  Students were eager to learn all about the K of C and their role in the church and community.

Eighth Graders visit The Burlington School High School 

HSA (Home & School Association)

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, December 6th.

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BSS Athletics 
Upcoming Games

Saturday, November 12
BSS JV Girls BBall vs IHM, 9:30 a.m. at The Burlington School 
BSS JV Boys BBall vs IHM, 10:40 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs IHM, 11:50 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs IHM, 1:00 p.m. at The Burlington School
The Burlington School Greenwood Terrace Campus (1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington)

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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, 3:15 p.m.-4:45 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

Fall Sports Information  
Running Club and Cross Country conclude Monday, November 14th.  Details for both end of season celebrations will be sent via email.
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.
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