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Wednesday, March 22nd
Elon University Rabbi Meir Goldstein Q&A Session with Grades 4th-8th, 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, March 23rd
Dress Down for Canculpt Cans! (Students who brought cans for cansculpt may dress down)
BSS Golf vs SLS, 3:30 p.m. at Tanglewood Golf Club, 4201 Manor House Cir, Clemmons (Players will dismiss early for travel to Clemmons)

Friday, March 24th
Mass, 8:15 a.m.
North Carolina Student Academy of Science State Competition, participants dismiss by 1:00 p.m. for a 2:30 p.m. arrive at the NC School of Science and Math in Durham
BSS Tennis vs Western-Exhibition Match, 3:30 p.m. at Olde Forest Racquet Club (200 Pinedale Drive, Elon) 

Saturday, March 25th
Little Knights and Kindergarten Friends Play Date-for current and prospective students, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on the Little Knights play ground

Monday, March 27th
Monday Morning Coffee at the Blend & Co hosted by La Cocina Restaurant, 7:30 a.m. (127 E. Front Street, Burlington)     
BSS Tennis vs Western, 4:00 p.m. at Olde Forest Racquet Club (200 Pinedale Drive, Elon) 

Tuesday, March 28th
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
BSS Golf vs IHM, 3:30 p.m. at High Point Country Club, 800 Country Club Dr, High Point, NC (Players will dismiss early for travel to Clemmons)

Wednesday, March 29th
All School Dress Down
Star Wars Auction Party, 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 30th
Fourth Grade Field Trip to Science Alive at Old Salem
BSS Golf vs SLS, 3:30 p.m. at Shamrock Golf Club, 1722 Shamrock Dr, Burlington, NC

Friday, March 31st
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Second Grade Dinosaur Expo, 12:00 p.m.
BSS Tennis vs Mebane, 4:00 p.m. at Burlington Tennis Center, 1402 Overbrook Rd, Burlington, NC

Saturday, April 1st
HSA Clean Sweep Yard Sale, 8:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church

Sunday, April 2nd
BSS Dual Track Meet with OLG, 3:00 p.m. at  Walter M Williams High School, 1307 S Church St, Burlington, NC

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE!  The spring musical originally scheduled for Thursday, May 11th is now Tuesday, May 9th at St. Mark's Church.  The performance begins at 7:00 p.m with more details to follow in May.
Knight News
Third Grade Multiplication Master
Congratulations to Marykate Gorman who is our latest Third Grade Multiplication Master!  Great job, Marykate!

Young Artists
Abigail May and Samantha Young pictured with their art work at last week's reception for the winners of the Alamance Arts Visual Competition for Young People.

Knights of Columbus Drug & Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest Winners
Congratulations to the school winners of the Knights of Columbus poster contest- Karsten Palmer (5th grade), Christian Hernandez (7th grade), Alex Solari (6th grade), and Kennedy Joyce (5th grade).

Save the date for Grandparent & Special Friends Day!
Blessed Sacrament school faculty, staff, and students look forward to hosting Grandparents and Special Friends Tuesday, May 9th.

We want ALL grandparents and/or special friends to receive an invitation so please help your child address and stamp the envelopes you'll find in today's Wednesday envelope.  If you need additional envelopes let us know.  If you have envelopes you don't need, please return those to the school along with your stamped and addressed envelopes.

Students are working on personalized invitations with their teachers.   All stamped and addressed envelopes must be returned to their classroom or homeroom teacher no later than Friday, March 31st.
HSA Clean Sweep
THIS sign-up is for volunteers wishing to help set-up, clean-up, help sell spots on site, or donate baked goods to the eighth grade snack sales table.

HSA and the 8th Grade class request baked good and snack donations for their table!  Eighth graders are raising money for a class gift to the school.

Sign up HERE to reserve a spot to sell your items at the HSA Clean Sweep.

St. Jude Math-a-thon update!
We have raised $1089 so far both online and in direct donations.
Olivia Long is our leading fundraiser with $600!!

This is the time for collecting your donations.
Money is due by March 31st.
Checks may be made payable to Blessed Sacrament School.

Don't forget that multiple prizes can be won for different levels of fundraising!
See the prize sheet or look online for more details!
In addition, the NJHS team will provide ice cream parties for the Middle School and Elementary Classes with the most participation.
A special prize will be given to the whole school if we reach our goal of $3000!
Visit our event website to get started today!

The NJHS team can't wait to see the outcome of this wonderful event.
Happy Mathing!

Please send any questions regarding the Math-A-Thon to NJHS Advisor, Aileen Bost at abost@bssknights.org.

Star Wars Auction Buy In Party with Mrs. Wetter, Mrs. Davis, and Ms. Vaughn!
We are strong with the Force and seeking brave Jedi Knights to join us on our quest!  This is a buy in party for students in preschool-third grade hosted by Mrs. Wetter, Mrs. Davis, and Ms. Vaughn in a Galaxy far, far away!

Jedi Knights are invited to attend in costume and will have a fantastic afternoon of adventure. The party is  Wednesday, March 29th from 3:30-5:30 pm at Blessed Sacrament School.  There are a few spots left!  RSVP to thackman@bssknights.org and send your $25 to the school office.

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, March 27th for coffee hosted by La Cocina Restaurant!

Thank you to our Monday, March 20th sponsor:

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 the students who will be doing their research presentation at the North Carolina Student Academy of Science State Competition on Friday, March 24. 
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Parents,

Today our 4th- 8th students enjoyed a Seder meal with Rabbi Meir Goldstein. It was such a learning experience for our students. They learned about connection of Passover and Jesus' Last Supper when the sacrament of the Eucharist was instituted.  The students tasted parsley dipped in salt water, bitter herbs (horseradish) and matzo crackers. It is always wonderful to learn about other faiths.

Mrs. Gomez
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Enrollment Timeline Reminder!
February 10: Contracts mailed to families not requesting scholarship dollars
February 24: Contracts due with $265 enrollment fee
March 10: Contracts mailed to families requesting scholarship dollars.  A letter enclosed will note if scholarship dollars were or weren't allotted.  Also enclosed will be a commitment to volunteer form.  
March 24:  Contracts due with $265 enrollment fee 

Please contact me with any questions!

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
Slip, Slop, Slap
The Slip, Slop, Slap Program is a message program that teaches children to take care of their skin while they are outside in the sun. Children in this program learn four things they can do that are basic to preventing sunburn:
  • Slip on a shirt
  • Slop on some sunscreen
  • Slap on a hat
The children are reminded of the importance in protecting their eyes from the sun, by wearing sunglasses that reduce exposure to the harmful rays of the sun.
This program is sponsored by Cone Health Cancer Center.

Kindergarten students were excited to welcome Miss Dottie on Monday for their Slip, Slop, Slap program!

Me on the Map
First Graders went into classrooms to explain their "Me on the Map" project.  We used Google Earth to look at Blessed Sacrament School then to move out to our street, city, state, country, continent, and planet.

Those pesky Leprechauns!
Another St. Patrick's Day and another visit from those pesky Leprechauns!  First grade just can't catch a break.

IgKNIGHTing Young Minds Series-RobotScience
Blessed Sacrament School welcomed Wondergy   for an interactive journey from simple funny robots to complex (and super cute) humanoid robots.  Together with our Wondergy scientist, students explored the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) concepts that bring robotics to life!

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 

Look for Knights of Summer Camp representatives at the BSS table at this year's Summer Camp & Safe Kids Expo on Saturday, April 1st at Holly Hill Mall.  

The Summer Camp & Safe Kids Expo runs from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. will provide parents a convenient opportunity to learn more about the many activities available in this area during the summer months as well as provide safety & prevention information for their families. 

Safe Kids Coalition will be providing information and activities including bike & motor vehicle safety, poison prevention, emergency preparedness, fire & water safety and more! 
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, April 4th.

Thank you to our Scholastic Book Fair Co-Chairs, Danica Kelso and Rebecca Wieting for your time and energy during the Happy Camper Book Fair!

We appreciate all of the dedicated volunteers that gave their time last week.  The event would not have been a success without you!


Class Party Sign Ups

BSS Athletics 
Cheer on our BSS YMCA Volleyball Teams!
BSS has two teams playing in the YMCA Gold League.  Head to the YMCA and cheer on Team Arcaro and Team Glenn this season!

Support our Burlington Recreation and Parks Biddy Soccer Teams!
This season our biddy soccer team grew so much that we now have two teams! Head over to Joe Davidson Park and cheer on both the Blessed Sacrament School Animals and the Blessed Sacrament School Knights!

Thank you Coach Jonathan Lopez for taking on both of our biddy teams!

Spring Sports Schedule

Practice: Tuesdays at BSS 3:15-4:30  
Parent help is needed at all practices
K-4th grade students who plan to participate in track may wear their PE uniforms on Tuesdays during track practice. 

Dual Track Meet with OLG is Sunday, April 2nd at 3:00 p.m. at Williams High School. 

The PECSAA Track Meet is Friday, May 12th at Bishop McGuinness High School in Kernersville.

Optional Family Practices - Sundays from 4:00-5:00 at Williams HS.  This is not a drop off practice! An adult must remain with each runner.  This is a fun an stress free family friendly opportunity!

Parent helpers needed!  Sign up HERE!

Practice: Tuesdays at BSS 3:15-4:30 
Parent help is needed at all practices

Dual Track Meet with OLG is Sunday, April 2nd at 3:00 p.m. at Williams High School. 

The PECSAA Track Meet is Friday, May 12th at Bishop McGuinness High School in Kernersville.

Parent helpers needed!  Sign up HERE!

Optional Family Practices - Sundays from 4:00-5:00 pm at Williams HS.  This is not a drop off practice! An adult must remain with each runner.  This is a fun an stress free family friendly opportunity!

We are so excited to see more than 90 kids signed up for track this year! We plan to teach skills and have the kids perform fun drills that should help them in almost any sport, even if they don't LOVE running. In order to create an efficient practice, we will need parent help. Please see the sign up genius from the Knight Chronicle. If I have enough help, we will be able to take the middle schoolers out on a short neighborhood jog to warm up!
Please make sure all paperwork for your child is completed.  Also remember appropriate running attire and water for practices. Mrs Gomez has approved for all elementary track participants to wear their PE uniforms to school on Tuesdays!
Practices :
Tuesday 3:15 to 4:30 pm at BSS
Sunday 4:00 to 5:00 pm at Williams High School (optional, but encouraged) This is not a drop off. An adult must be responsible for your child. Parents are encouraged to hang
out or run a few laps if you want!
  Important dates :
            Sunday, 4/2/17, 3:00 pm.   Track meet against OLG at Williams High School
            Friday, 5/12/17, time TBA, Final PECSAA track meet at Bishop McGuiness in Kernersville
Uniform for both meets: "Knights Athletics" shirt and PE shorts
Track events:
  1. A.      3 sprints:  50 meters, 100 meters, 200 meters 
  2. B.      4 x 100 meter co-ed relay
  3. C.      Broad jump (elementary) and long jump (middle school)
  4. D.     4 x 200 meter relay (middle school only)
  5. E.      400 and 800 meter run (middle school only)
All children will be able to race at the meet against OLG.  However, PECSAA rules limit participation at the Bishop McGuiness meet to only 1 boy and 1 girl in each grade per event. Please be aware and let your child know that not everyone will be able to race in that final meet but each are a vital member to our team. (This is the reason we created a dual meet against OLG). It is very difficult assigning these events. We do not take it lightly and we do consider the feelings that may be hurt. Our goal for this last meet is to maximize the amount of points attained by utilizing the fastest or most efficient runners.  Although we base our decisions on individual performance at practices, we do try to place as many kids in events as possible and will need back up runners/jumpers and a support team.  Event assignments will be given out the week before the PECSAA meet.
Please email Coach Klein as soon as possible if your child is unable to participate in one of these meets. Feel free to reach out to any of the coaches if you have any questions or concerns.
****Just like all of the other PECSAA tournaments this year, BSS IS IN CHARGE OF THE TRACK MEET AT BISHOP. That means we will need all available parents help that Friday afternoon/evening. Thank you in advance! This is a super fun and face paced evening.
Jennifer Klein ( jennietuckklein@aol.com )
Keith Rugh ( rughster73@triad.rr.com )
Chris Leupold
GOLF  Co-Ed  grades 5-8
Practice: Thursday, 3:30-5:00 p.m. at Shamrock Golf Course

This year we have started a Blessed Sacrament School golf team in association with our PECSAA Conference. It has been a club sport previous years and has gradually gained more and more support by students and volunteers. This year, we will be competing against four of the other PECSAA schools and will conclude the season with the PECSAA Conference Tournament on May 10th at Shamrock Golf Course here in Burlington, NC. The complete 2017 schedule is linked  HERE.

One Forms will be reflective of the added athletics charges in the amount of $80 per player. This will cover your players field dues and BSS Golf shirt. The students will keep these shirts after the season. Please make sure you get your dues in if your child is playing. We will be sending out spirit wear information forms out soon.

SOFTBALL Co-Ed grades 6-8 
Coach: Jennifer Lee ( Jennifer.sallyins@gmail.com)
Practice: Mondays- 3:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at BSS 
The PECSAA softball tournament will be held ion Saturday, May 13th.

TENNIS Co-Ed grades 5-8
Coaches: Tim Hackman ( timhackman@hotmail.com) and Chad Brasington (chadbmd@gmail.com)
Practice: Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 at The Burlington Tennis Center
Matches will be played on Fridays.

Agility Training with Coach Scott Ingram 
I am offering agility training for anyone interested in improving their speed, agility and strength.   We meet at Harvest Baptist Church gym on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:30pm till 4:30pm.  If you are interested in having your child train, please make sure that they want to train.  We put in some serious work and we sweat a lot. 

This training is for kids wanting to get faster, stronger, and more agile for any sport. Please wear comfortable clothing and either cross training shoes, running shoes, or basketball shoes.  If you are interested, please email me or text me at the address and number below.  The cost per session is $20.
Scott Ingram
Each athlete also needs an "Athletics Permission and Emergency Form". This form was in the packet from the office that was sent home in May, so if you turned it in, you are all set.  It can also be found here - 
Athletics Fees should be paid using the One Form.  Please see Mrs. Libera in the office or download it here and send it in with your student.  ONE FORM for FEES

Any Questions? Please email Coach Eggleston at ceggleston@bssknights.org

Community News
BMCHS Community Fundraiser
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School is organizing a community fundraiser for Saturday, April 1, 2017.   Join us for "Eat on the Street" a Family Fun/Food Truck Festival.    There will be food trucks, a beer garden, face painting, raffle prizes, carnival games, a dunk tank, retail vendors and more.  For additional information or to reserve a space as a vendor, please contact Katie Williams, kwilliams@bmhs.us or 336-564-1009.

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