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Wednesday, January 25th
All School Dress Down

Thursday, January 26th
Night for the Knights Aucation Set Up, Ramada Inn from 9:30 a.m. until ?
BSS JV Boys Bball vs TBS, 4:00 p.m. at TBS
BSS Varsity Girls Bball vs TBS, 5:15 p.m. at TBS
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs TBS, 6:30 p.m. at TBS
The Burlington School is located at 1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington

Friday, January 27th
Mass, 8:15 a.m.
Night for the Knights, 6:00 p.m. at The Ramada Inn, Burlington

Saturday, January 28th--This is now a home game!
BSS JV Girls BBall vs SLS, 9:30 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS JV Boys BBall vs SLS, 10:40 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs SLS, 11:50 a.m. at The Burlington School
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs SLS 1:00 p.m. at The Burlington School
Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition immediately following the varsity boys game
The Burlington School is located at 1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington

Sunday, January 29th
Catholic Schools Week Mass and X-STREAM Expo, Blessed Sacrament Chuch
X-STREAM Expo runs from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Catholic Schools Week Mass, 10:30 a.m. with students* in their uniform!
We ask that families join us in the reserved Blessed Sacrament School area in the church.  Students will sit with their family during Mass.
ALL families are invited to attend Mass and students who attend in their uniform may dress down on Monday, February 6th.

Catholic Schools Week and Spirit Week!  Help make our week great!
Monday, January 30th
Monday Morning Coffee at the Blend & Co,  7:30 a.m. (127 E. Front Street, Burlington)   
Spirit Week Theme : Wacky Tacky Day
CSW Activities : Souper Bowl of Caring! Students asked to bring canned food donations for the Can Stacking Art scheduled for Tuesday.  All cans will then be converted into our submission to Cansculpt 2017 which supports hungry children in Alamance County.

Tuesday, January 31st
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
Faculty & Staff Luncheon- Check the Sign Up
BSS JV Boys Bball vs SPX B, 4:00 p.m. at St Pius
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs SPX B, 6:30 p.m. at St. Pius
SPX is located at 2200 N. Elm Street, Greensboro
Burlington Kindergarten Fair, 5:00 p.m. at Front Street United Methodist Church
Spirit Week Theme :  Pajama Day
CSW Activities : Ice Cream treats at lunch (morning snack for Little Knights), Get Up and Dance throughout the day.
Can stacking art during recess with our Souper Bowl of Caring canned food donations.

Wednesday, February 1st
Chess Club, 3:15 p.m.
Spirit Week Theme :  Sports Day
8th Grade Shadow
CSW Activities : International Prayer Service, 8:45 a.m.

Thursday, February 2nd
Flash Forward Day-opportunity for students in preschool-4th grade to visit the grade ahead
Spirit Week Theme : Favorite Color Day
CSW Activities : Faculty/Staff prepare and send a meal to the Parish priests.
Students sign a thank you poster for our priests.
Coffee & Hot Chocolate Cart wheeled around the faculty & staff

Annual Winter Town Hall Meeting (adults only event)
6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. : Town Hall Meeting

ALL Blessed Sacrament families are invited to hear the message from Principal Gomez and Assistant Principal Ehmig regarding plans and goals for the 2017-18 school year.

AD Eggleston will share information regarding the PECSAA basketball tournament

6:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m.: Parents of students in preschool through rising 4th grade will flash forward and visit the classroom and teacher of their child for the 2017-18 school year.

6:45 p.m.-7:00 p.m.: Session two in preschool through rising 4th grade for parents with more than one child.

6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.: Welcome to Middle School!  This session is for parents of rising 5th grade students.  

Parents of students in rising 6th-8th grades are asked to attend the Town Hall meeting but may leave at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 3rd
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Spirit Week Theme: Blue & Gold Day
CSW Activities:
Thank you treats for volunteers.  Volunteers invited to stop by before school, at lunch, or just before drop off for a treat!

Saturday, February 4th
X-STREAM Saturday Open House for rising preschool-7th grade families, 9:00 a.m.
Reconciliation for Second graders preparing for First Communion, 9:00 a.m. at BSC
BSS JV Girls BBall vs IHM, 9:30 a.m. at IHM
BSS JV Boys BBall vs IHM, 10:40 a.m. at IHM
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs IHM, 11:50 a.m. at IHM
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs IHM 1:00 p.m. at IHM
Immaculate Heart of Mary is located at 4145 Johnson Street, High Point
BSS Winter Cheer Classic set up, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at The Burlington School

Sunday, February 5th
BSS Winter Cheer Classic set up, 9:00 a.m.
BSS Winter Cheer Classic, 12:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at The Burlington School (1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington)

Knight News
Congratulations BSS Knights FLL Team
Members of our BSS Knights FLL team represented Blessed Sacrament School recently at the state FIRST LEGO League competition.  Team members are Tristan Gallovich, Srikar Kavirayuni, and Karsten Palmer.

Annual Eighth Grade Sports Recognition Ceremony and T-shirt "Reveal"
Last Friday our eighth grade students were recognized for their athletic commitment over the years.  It is exciting to see how many sports our eighth grade graduates have participated in over their years at BSS.  

In addition, the Eighth Grade T-shirt was revealed!  The class of 2017 will always remember BSS is "home"!

Catholic Schools Week 2017

Catholic Schools Week is January 29th-February 4th, 2017.  We are excited to celebrate together as a school!

Sign up HERE if you are able to volunteer.   Catholic Schools Week Activities link.

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition
All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition!  Contest is sponsored by Knights of Columbus #3498. The local competition will be held January 28th following the school basketball games at The Burlington School (1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington NC).

Little Knights Preschool requests items for Dramatic Play Center
Our Dramatic Play Center is in need of gently used costumes and hats or old felt and material we can use to make costumes.  Thank you for considering a donation to our classroom! 
Ms. Asmar and Mrs. Spradlin  

Cansculpt Alamance
We are excited to announce that Blessed Sacrament School will participate in Cansculpt Alamance under the direction of Art Teacher, Rebecca Wetter.

This week Mrs. Wetter is sharing information about the event with students.  During Catholic Schools Week each elementary and middle school class will have the opportunity to create a can sculpture in preparation of the event.  This activity is a brainstorming opportunity to narrow down our final submission to Cansculpt 2017.

Sculptures will be constructed February 11th at Holly Hill Mall and the public will vote February 12th-18th for the People's Choice Award.  The goal is for all teams to use 100,000 or more cans as all of the canned goods are for hungry children in Alamance County.

If your child is interested in joining the BSS Can Do Team please contact Mrs. Wetter at rwetter@bssknights.org.

soccer_goal.jpg BSS Animals Biddy Soccer Team-Spring Season
More Little Knights are needed to fill our second team! Coach Jonathan has agreed to coach and manage both teams but we need a few more players so that everyone can experience the fun!  Players do not have to attend Blessed Sacrament School to join the team.
Registration is now open for the spring soccer season with Burlington Recreation and Parks.  BSS will once again have a Biddy team coached by Jonathan Lopez.  If you'd like to continue with the team or join as a new player, registration is open through January 27th.

Must be 4 years old by May 4, 2017

Registration:  January 2- January 27, 2017
Coaches' Meeting  (head coaches only)February 9, 2017
Practices Start:  week of February 13, 2017
Games Start:  week of March 6, 2017

Additional details can be found HERE.

8th Grade Shadow Ticket Sales-Coming Soon!
Tickets for a chance to shadow an 8th grader will be sold January 17th-27th prior to morning meeting.  Tickets are $.50 each and each ticket is one entry into the 8th Grade Shadow drawing.  On Wednesday, February 1st students chosen to shadow will spend 7:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m. with their shadow.

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, January 30th for coffee!

Thanks to Kidstunes Music Academy for hosting last week's coffee!

Buy Your Yearbook!  Only 33 yearbooks left for sale!
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 Hayes Family (Evy-Kindergarten) as they mourn the passing of Mrs. Hayes sister,  Shelly Burke.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

We are two days away from our annual school auction. You still have time to join us on Friday night. Just look on our website for the link to the auction. It will be a great "Night for the Knights."  Join us for fun and fellowship.

Mrs. Gomez
Catholic Schools Mass
Please join us on Sunday, January 29 at the 10:30 Mass as we celebrate Catholic Schools Week. Pews have been reserved for us so we can be together as a school community. We ask that students wear their uniforms. 
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Click HERE to share the information about our upcoming 
X-STREAM Saturday Open House!

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
Hair Raising Experience!
Seventh grader Keira Dappen tests the Van Der Graaf Generator in the science lab and has hair raising results.

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, February 7th..


Class Party Sign Ups

BSS Athletics 
BSS Spring Tennis News
Coach Hackman and Coach Brasington look forward to welcoming players back on the court for the spring tennis season.  

Mark your calendar with these important dates:
Practice begins: TBA date in February
Matches begin: Friday, March 10th
AJTF Middle School Spring Tournament: Friday, April 28 & Saturday, April 29th

Sign ups for spring sports coming soon!

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

Community News
Third Grader Performing in Studio One's "Winter Shorts"
Third grader Oliver Adams will perform in the upcoming "Winter Shorts" performance presented by Studio One January 26th-29th.   Shows are Wed (pay as you can), Thursday,  Friday  and  Saturday  at  7:30  and  Sunday  at 1. Tickets are $9 and are available online

Activities at the Alamance Public Libraries

Join library staff to create fun, easy seasonal crafts.  All supplies are provided and it's FREE but space is limited.  Call to reserve a spot today!

"Acts of Kindness" Card Making
Make Valentine's cards for home-bound people in our community! For ages 5-12.
Wednesday, January 25
Mebane Public Library

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