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Wednesday, December 7
Fifth Grade DARE Graduation, 9:00 a.m. in the Multi Purpose Room

Thursday, December 8
Mass for Immaculate Conception, 8:45 a.m.

Friday, December 9th
1st-8th grades attend "Elf (Junior) Musical" -students will eat lunch early and MyHotLunchBox will bring student lunches at the early time
BSS at Downtown Holiday Magic, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 10th
BSS JV Girls BBall vs OLG, 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace
BSS JV Boys BBall vs OLG, 10:40 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs OLG, 11:50 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs OLG, 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace
Our Lady of Grace is located at 201 S. Chapman Street, Greensboro

Sunday, December 11th
Open House for Prospective Families at the Mackintosh on the Lake Community Clubhouse, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Monday, December 12th
Monday Morning Coffee at the Blend & Co hosted by Troutman Family Dentistry, 7:30 a.m. (127 E. Front Street, Burlington)     
Middle School students dismissed, 1:30 p.m.
Middle School students perform at Twin Lakes Memory Center, 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 13th
Reconciliation (3rd-8th grade), 9:00 a.m.
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
4th Grade FIRST LEGO League, 3:15 p.m.
BSS JV Boys BBall vs TBS, 4:00 p.m. at The Burlington School
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs TBS, 5:15 p.m. at The Burlington School
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs TBS, 6:30 p.m. at The Burlington School
TBS is located at 1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington

Wednesday, December 14th
All School Dress Down
Chess Club, 3:15 p.m.

Thursday, December 15th
Club Knight closes at 4:45 p.m. today!
Christmas Program, 7:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church
HSA Hosted Reception, immediately following the program

Friday, December 16th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Eighth Grade Nativity, 9:45 a.m.
Christmas Parties, TBD by classroom teacher
Early Dismissal, 11:30 a.m.
Club Knight extended care is NOT open today

Saturday, December 17th
BSS JV Girls BBall vs SPX, 9:30 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS JV Boys BBall vs SPX, 10:40 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs SPX, 11:50 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs SPX 1:00 p.m. at The Burlington School
TBS is located at 1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington


Downtown Holiday Magic 2016
For the fourth year Blessed Sacrament School will have a booth at Burlington's 
Downtown Holiday Magic on Friday, December 9th. Our booth will be manned by the Admissions team, volunteer parents, and students. In addition to our booth students in 4th-8th grades will carol throughout the city streets.

Last call for carolers!  Please sign up by midnight tonight so we know that we have enough students to Christmas carol. 

Due to forecasted low temperatures, students will sing from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.!  Please note this change in the time.




 
Club Knight Christmas Camp Information
Club Knight day camp is available December 19th, 20th, and 21st .  Campers will spend the days making holiday crafts, making gingerbread house, singing Christmas songs, and much more!  Registration forms are in today's Wednesday envelope or you can print and return the form linked HERE.
Knight News
Bishop Burbidge Visits BSS
We are so honored that The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge led his final school Mass before his departure to the Diocese of Arlington at Blessed Sacrament School.

After Mass our students had an opportunity to welcome Bishop Burbidge into their classrooms for questions and discussion.

We wish Bishop Burbidge all the best in his new position and thank him for his dedication and service to the Diocese of Raleigh.
  


Third Grade Multiplication Master
Congratulations to Avery LaPlante, our latest Multiplication Master!  Way to get those facts down!

 
Blessed Sacrament School Christmas Concert
The Blessed Sacrament Christmas Concert is Thursday, December 15th at Blessed Sacrament Church (1620 Hanford Road, Graham).  The concert begins at 7:00 and our HSA will host a reception immediately following in the church Gathering Space.

All students in preschool-8th grade have practiced and prepared for this event.  Performers should arrive by 6:30 p.m. to the church. 

Please note that Club Knight closes at 4:45 p.m. so that everyone has time to prepare for the program.

Preschool through 4th grade students are asked to wear " Sunday  / Christmas Best".

Middle school boys will wear a white dress shirt, black pants, black shoes, and a royal blue bow tie. If you have not already, please be sure to send in the $5 for the bow tie. 

Middle school girls will wear a white top, black skirt, black tights or hose, and black shoes. 
      
Middle school chorus students will receive a letter grade for the class, and the performance will count for a major test grade. If you know in advance your student is unable to attend, please speak to Mrs Spradlin as soon as possible. 

In the event of illness or emergency on the day of the performance, please text Mrs Spradlin at 404-431-4494, and let her know that your student will not attend. Thank you so much for all you do!  We are looking forward to the performance!

Second Annual HSA Week of Holiday Giving!
Throughout week our Blessed Sacrament School students will participate in a Week of Holiday Giving through projects that will assist the shelter at Allied Churches, Meals on Wheels, Blessed Sacrament Church shut ins, local retirement communities, and our community fire and police departments. Blessed Sacrament School is blessed to have the opportunity to share the joy of giving with our students and hope you will support us in this endeavor. 
 
There are currently 30 adults and 6 children that will celebrate Christmas at the Allied Shelter.  Our contact at the shelter is jumping for joy at the news that we will again provide Christmas stockings for all!  Gracious donors have provided stockings, hand warmers, and toothbrushes.  Please help us stuff these stockings with the much needed  items.  Collection boxes will be outside the multipurpose room and students in seventh and eighth grades will stuff the stockings for delivery.


Please contact Jennifer Klein with any questions at jennietuckklein@aol.com

Students working on Christmas Cards for Parish Shut Ins and seniors at area nursing homes.
 
Bright Ideas Grant Recipient Luncheon
We are so excited that Mrs. Tiffany Ehmig, Assistant Principal and STREAM Coordinator, represented  Blessed Sacrament School at the reception for Bright Ideas Grant recipients!

We received our Bright Ideas grant from NC Piedmont Electric Cooperatives last month and our goal is to use this grant money to build a Hydroponic Garden in our STEM Lab expanding the students understanding of plant systems. We hope to learn about hydroponic gardening and build a garden that  will support the Blessed Sacrament Church Community Food Pantry.

Thank you NC Piedmont Electric Cooperatives for supporting STEM education in schools!



Blessed Sacrament School Business Directory
BSS is currently designing and gathering information for what will be become an annual business directory to promote businesses owned by families of our school. 

Our current 2016-17 Corporate Sponsors are included as part of their annual package.

We will list all businesses submitted via this form for free. If you'd like to purchase an ad or offer a coupon in the directory, the cost is:

Full $100 Half $50 Quarter $25


Lands End Free Logo Offer through December 30th
How to receive your school logo applied free:
Simply click any link in this e-mail and the Promotion Code and PIN will automatically be applied to your order. Or at checkout, manually enter the Promotion Code LOGO and PIN 3275.

Receive your school logo applied free! Offer available to all schools with a logo currently on file with us (excludes monogramming,  Lands End  Camp and  Lands End  Business Outfitters purchases). Discount will be applied at checkout. This offer has no cash value. Promotional savings may be deducted from returns. 5-7 business day delivery to most addresses. Please allow an extra 3-5 business days for logo applications. Offer valid through  9:59 p.m.  Central,  December 30, 2016 .

Not valid on previous purchases or when combined with any other promotional offers.
 


Catholic Schools Week 2017-Coordinator Needed!
Catholic Schools Week is January 29th-February 4th, 2017. A coordinator is needed to lead a committee and work with Mrs. Hackman to establish the week's activities, coordinate the activities, and assist with marketing Catholic Schools Week to the school, Parish, and local community.  If interested, please contact Mrs. Hackman for further discussion and to review the CSW Marketing Handbook and Planning Guide.
  
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, December 12th for coffee hosted by Troutman Family Dentistry.


Thank you to Delta Contracting for hosting the December 5th Monday Morning Coffee.  




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.



 

The Burlington School High School Open House
Consider TBS for High School!  
Open House-December 7th for 8th Grade Families
6:00 p.m.

 

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Prayer Requests
Please remember all those who have died serving and defending our country's freedom as today we commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

This week is BSS Giving Back Week.  As I see the donations from the families and the students making cards and other crafts for the people in our community, it truly brings home the message of hope, faith and love during the Christmas Season.   It is wonderful to have the spirit of Christmas at BSS.

Ms. Gomez
 
Iowa Scores
If your child is in the 3rd-8th grade please check their folder for a white envelope that has your child's Iowa Assessment Scores.  Thank you.
From the Admissions & Advancement Office

Support our Night for the Knights!
This year we aren't asking you to contribute to a classroom basket but there are still ways that you can support our event. Most importantly, buy tickets and attend this FUN night that raises money for our school!

Second, we are welcoming and accepting the following items:  bottles of wine, hotel or airline points, gift certificates in increments of $10 and above, or small items $25 or less in value.

Thank you for your support and please contact us with any questions!  Like our Instagram page and share our Facebook Invite!


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Jamey Cabell and Nellie Angyal, Auction Co-Chairs
jamey.cabell@gmail.com or nellieangyal@gmail.com

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.
 
Classroom Connections
St. Nicholas Visits BSS
Each year our eighth grade students share the story of St. Nicholas by acting out skits. After the skits our students return to class and place their shoes by the door in hope that St. Nicholas will visit and leave a surprise!

Seventh Graders present their Governor slides for class primaries in the election.


Through a partnership with Radio Shack and STEAM Junction, students participated in a workshop where they learned to solder and put together battery operated vehicles.


  
HSA (Home & School Association)
 

The BSS Christmas Concert is Thursday, December 15th at Blessed Sacrament Church.  Following the 7:00 p.m. performance the HSA will host a reception in the Gathering Space.  Please sign up  HERE if you are able to donate cookies for the reception.

Thank you!
Beth Fitzgerald, Hospitality Chair

Buy SCRIP for the holidays!
All Christmas orders are due by  12/09/16 .

We sell SCRIP all year long!

Thank you for your continued support!



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, January 3rd.


Class Party Sign Ups



 

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BSS Athletics 
Support our BSS YMCA Teams!
Our BSS YMCA teams are hard at work preparing for their upcoming hoops season! Stop by the YMCA on Saturday mornings and cheer on our Elementary School Knights.
BSS Knights Midget Girls-Team Andress

Thank you to coaches Mike Andress, Justin Stalek, and Blake Pinson for your volunteer commitment to our players!

Upcoming Games
Saturday, December 10th
BSS JV Girls BBall vs OLG, 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace
BSS JV Boys BBall vs OLG, 10:40 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs OLG, 11:50 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs OLG, 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace
Our Lady of Grace is located at 201 S. Chapman Street, Greensboro

Tuesday, December 13th
BSS JV Boys BBall vs TBS, 4:00 p.m. at The Burlington School
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs TBS, 5:15 p.m. at The Burlington School
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs TBS, 6:30 p.m. at The Burlington School
TBS is located at 1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington

Saturday, December 17th
BSS JV Girls BBall vs SPX, 9:30 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS JV Boys BBall vs SPX, 10:40 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs SPX, 11:50 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs SPX 1:00 p.m. at The Burlington School
TBS is located at 1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington

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Winter Sports Practice Schedule:

Mondays:
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

Tuesdays:
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

Wednesdays:
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

Thursdays:
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

Fridays:
JV Girls Basketball, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Broad Street Gym

Sundays:
Routine Cheer Squad, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in the BSS Multi-Purpose Room

Nick Sgroi Memorial Invitation Wrestling Tournament
The NIck Sgroi Memorial Invitational Wrestling Tournament will be held this Saturday, December 10th at Bishop McGuinness High School.    Eleven local schools from across the Triad will participate in this tournament hosted by the Bishop Villains wrestling team.  Previously known at the Villains Invitational, it has been renamed this year in honor of Nick Sgroi, a Bishop alum class of 2012, who achieved the state championship in wrestling while a Villain, and who passed away earlier this year.  Wrestling begins at 9:00 am and goes through the afternoon. Come support your Villains!
 
AAU BOYS' BASKETBALL -BISHOP MCGUINNESS (Tryouts THIS weekend)
 
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 continue this  Sunday, Dec. 11  from  noon-2 p.m.   

 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.

Jeff Stoller, CAA
Athletic Director
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School
Community News
BSS 5th Grade Performs in the Triad Stage production of "The Nutcracker"
A Christmas Carol
Performed by Triad Stage at the Hanesbrands Theater in Winston-Salem
Nov 29 - Dec 24, 2016
Tickets: $10-54
Running time: 90 minutes (no intermission)

Aidan Armstrong plays the roles of Youngest Scrooge, Ignorance, and Beggar Child. This is his 2nd year performing in the show. 





How the Grinch Stole Christmas
a mini musical
All is well in Whoville until the Grinch tries to steal Christmas.  Will this be the last Christmas in Whoville, or will this Christmas be one that the Grinch will not forget?  Join the May Memorial children's staff as they proudly present
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, a mini musical.

Graham Public Library
Tuesday, December 13th
4:00 pm
May Memorial Library
Thursday, December 15th
6:00 pm



Basic Archery Instruction for Youth 
Wednesday, December 28
Ages: 9-12 * 9am - 12noon
Ages: 13-16 * 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Cost: Free, all equipment will be provided
Lake Mackintosh Park & Marina at the Clubhouse (temporary indoor archery range) * 2704 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington, NC 27215

Burlington Recreation & Parks invites youth to experience basic archery at the Lake Mackintosh Park & Marina's Clubhouse.  Participants will be taken through a lesson promoting safety and archery basics encouraging a focus on performing a proper shot: featuring an introduction to archery, safety on the range, using a string bow, and 11 steps of archery success through the NASP curriculum.  Space is limited; all participants must pre-register and complete a registration form with liability waiver the day of the program.  Archery equipment will be provided by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission's North Carolina Hunter Education Program through an enhancement federal grant from the Pittman-Roberson Act.  Participants may bring a water bottle with their name on it and a healthy snack.  Please wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. For more information, please call (336) 229-3150.  To register online, please visit www.BurlingtonNC.gov.  
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