Important Dates


Wednesday, February 28th
All School Dress Down
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, March 1st
Black History Hall of Fame Show, 10:00 a.m.

Friday, March 2nd
Mass, 8:45 a.m.

Sunday, March 4th
Middle School FLL, 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 7th
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
Faculty & Staff Luncheon, drop items by 10:00 a.m. SIGN UP
Faculty & Staff Meeting, 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 8th
BSS Golf Tri Match vs Davidson Day & Sacred Heart Catholic School, 4:00 p.m. ( The Revival Golf Course At The Crescent, 220 Laurel Valley Way, Salisbury)

Friday, March 9th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
AYLA Eighth Grade Capstone Event

Sunday, March 11th
Daylight Savings Time
Middle School FLL, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, March 12th
BSS Golf vs SPX, 4:00 p.m. at TBA away location

Wednesday, March 14th
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
Winter Open House, 1:00 p.m.
4th Grade FLL, 3:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 15th
BSS Golf vs BCA, 4:00 p.m. at TBA home location

Friday, March 16th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
BSS Tennis vs TBS, 4:00 p.m. at Alamance Country Club (2402 Pineway Dr, Burlington)

Saturday, March 17th
Night for the Knights, 6:00 p.m. at the Ramada Inn


Spring Sports
The deadline to commit to spring sports is March 5th.
Knight News
Seventh graders attend the North Carolina Student Academy of Science Regional Competition in Charlotte
BSS was well represented last Friday at the NCSAS Regional competition. Seventh graders Eleanor Arcaro-Burbridge, Ella Kate Porfilio, and Sarah Palmer presented a paper co-authored by Kathryn Fromm and Patricia Tayn. The team won first place in the Behavioral Sciences category for their research on Does Eye Color Affect Attractiveness.

Alex Solari, also in seventh grade, received Honorable Mention for his study on the safety of microwaves.
Buy your Night for the Knights tickets or table (limited tables), begin online bidding, or make a donation to BSS! See the full agenda for the evening!

More items are added daily so bid early and often!

PECSAA Dance is Cancelled!
The PECSAA dance scheduled for this Saturday at Bishop McGuinness High School is cancelled due to conflicts at several of the middle schools.
Help us stuff our raffle bags!
The Night for the Knights committee is accepting items for our YETI Cooler raffle. Every ticket purchase entitles you to a grab bag of prizes! Is your bar overflowing with wine, beer, and liquor that aren't your drink of choice? Send those bottles and cans in for the grab bags! Receive an item for Christmas that just isn't quite your style? Donate to us! Gift certificates in your stocking for places you'll never go? We'll use them! NEW and unopened items may be dropped off at the school!


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

Order Your Yearkbook!
If you did not place a yearbook order on the One Form, follow  THIS  link to place your order.
 
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Prayer Requests
Please remember in your prayers, Jeanette Shelton, sister of a former BSS teacher, Mrs. Judy Soyars.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Community,

Yesterday, I was “dazzled” by the second graders. They told me the many theories surrounding the extinction of dinosaurs. They included climate changes, poisonous plants, egg-eaters and one student told me about how the iridium in meteorites was responsible for the disappearance of these “terrible lizards.” In addition, each student will research and write about a dinosaur. Second graders are getting for their “Dino Day” on Tuesday, March 27. Isn’t learning fun?

Mrs. Gomez
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
2018-2019 Enrollment-Note these important dates!!

The week of Thanksgiving 2017 each family received a letter announcing 2018-2019 tuition and fees along with important due dates. This allowed each family to have over two months to prepare for contracts and enrollment decisions.

Contracts for families not requesting financial aid for the 2018-19 school year are past due!. Returned contracts must now include a $365 enrollment fee instead of the original $265 late fee and subject to space on the class roster.

If you have applied for financial assistance or you are a current recipient of the opportunity scholarship, your contract goes in the mail March 9th. Your contract and $265 enrollment fee is due March 16th.
Help needed in the Admissions & Advancement Office!

Please contact Tara if you are able to assist with any of the following!

  • Hang a color poster at your place of work, gym, neighborhood clubhouse, local coffee shop, etc advertising our upcoming Night for the Knights.
  • Sell Big 3 raffle tickets ($25 each) to your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors. Tickets are available. We have another year of AMAZING prizes!! Buyer does not have to be present to win!
  • Invite your friends to attend this year's Night for the Knights! Entire auction is ONLINE so we can enjoy basketball, dancing, and great tunes! This event is FUN for everyone!! Share the link listed earlier in the newsletter.
Spread the word to prospective students! Visit BSS!

Take a Look Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
March 20th
March 27th

Winter Open House
Wednesday, March 14th
Drop in between 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m
Prospective families with children rising Preschool through rising 7th grade are invited to attend our Winter Open House!
Knights of Summer-2018 Summer Camp News
2018 Knights of Summer Registration is open!



Contact Coach Eggleston with any camp questions! ceggleston@bssknights.org
Parents in Partnership
2018 Scholastic Book Fair
Scholastic Book Fair Co Chairs Danica Kelso and Rebecca Wieting are excited to announce the dates for our 2018 Scholastic Book Fair!

Mark your calendar for our Family Fun Night! Thursday, March 22nd from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the multi purpose room.

Tuesday 3-20
3 rd Preview with Mrs. Bolen, 8:15-9:00
4 th Preview with Mrs. Wetter, 9:45-10:30
2 nd Preview with Mrs. Kearney, 10:45-11:30
K Preview with Mrs. Wetter, 12:45-1:30
1 st Preview with Mrs. Wetter, 1:45-2:30
 
Wednesday 3-21
3 rd Buy with Mrs. Wetter, 8:00-8:45
Preschool Buy with Ms. Asmar & Mrs. Spradlin, 9:00-9:30
PreK Buy with Mrs. Glenn & Mrs. Jennings, 9:30-10:00
2 nd Buy with Mrs. Kearney, 10:45-11:30
8 th Buy with Coach Eggleston, 11:40-12:30
7 th Buy with Ms. Carrigan and Mrs. Gomez, 1:20-2:05
6 th Buy with Mrs. Kearney and Mrs. Gomez, 2:05-2:50
 
Thursday 3-22
4 th Buy with Mrs. Wetter, 9:45-10:30
1 st Buy with Mrs. Wetter, 10:45-11:30
5 th Buy with Coach Eggleston, 1:20-2:05
K Buy with Mrs. Wetter, 2:05-2:50

Class Party Sign Up


(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
Tadpoles!
This week our Little Knights Pre Kindergarten class has closely followed the first two stages of the life cycle of the frog.

One Little Knight brought in a jar of frog eggs and today the eggs hatched tadpoles!
First Grade Builds Robotic Arms
STEAM Junction visited First Grade on Thursday afternoon. Each of us had a great time building our own robotic arm! 

Thank you STEAM Junction and the Monahan family!
Little Knights Saturday Field Trip
Last Saturday our Little Knights and their families met at the Fire Department. Everyone enjoyed the tour, meeting the fire fighters, and learning all about their jobs.
Athletics
Spring Sports
It's time to sign up for spring sports! If your child(ren) plan to participate in Golf, Softball, or Track please make note on the sign up even if you have already signed up via the One Form. The tennis email was sent out earlier multiple times due to an early deadline. No sign ups accepted after Monday, March 5th.


TRACK Co-Ed grades K-3
Coaches: Jen Klein
Practice: Thursdays at BSS 3:15-4:15 PRACTICE BEGINS THURSDAY, MARCH 8TH
Parent help is needed at all practices.
Students may wear their PE uniform on track Thursdays.

Optional Family Practices - Sundays 4:00-5:00 starting March 11th at Williams HS
PECSAA Mini Track Meet is Sunday, April 15th at 2:00 p.m. at Bishop McGuinness
Final PECSAA Track Meet is Sunday, April 29th.

TRACK Co-Ed grades 4-8
Coaches: Jennifer Klein (  jennietuckklein@aol.com)  , Keith Rugh ( rughster73@triad.rr.com)  , Tara Hackman (thackman@bssknights.org)
Practice: Tuesdays at BSS 3:15-4:30  PRACTICE BEGINS TUESDAY, MARCH 6TH
Parent help is needed at all practices
Students may wear their PE uniforms on track Tuesdays.

Optional Family Practices - Sundays 4:00-5:00 starting March 11th at Williams HS
PECSAA Mini Track Meet is Sunday, April 15th at 2:00 p.m. at Bishop McGuinness
Final PECSAA Track Meet is Sunday, April 29th.

GOLF  Co-Ed grades 5-8
Coaches: Todd Palmer (  todd@palmergenerator.com) and Chris Leupold cleupold@elon.edu
Practice: Mondays from 3:30-5pm at Shamrock Golf Course.
Schedule:
March 7th: BSS Golf Tri Match vs Davidson Day & Sacred Heart Catholic School, 4:00 p.m. (The Revival Golf Course At The Crescent, 220 Laurel Valley Way, Salisbury)
March 12th: BSS Golf vs SPX, 4:00 p.m. at TBA away location
March 15th: BSS Golf vs BCA, 4:00 p.m. at TBA home location
March 22nd: BSS Golf vs SLS & IHM, 4:00 p.m. at TBA home location
April 9th: BSS Golf vs SLS, 4:00 p.m. at TBA away location
April 17th: BSS Golf vs SPX, 4:00 p.m. at TBA home location
April 23rd: BSS Golf vs IHM, 4:00 p.m. at TBA away location

KICKBALL Co-Ed grades 5-8 
Coach: Jennifer Lee (  Jennifer.sallyins@gmail.com)
Practice: TBA
PRACTICE BEGINS TBA
PECSAA Kickball Tournament is Saturday, May 5th at Triad Park in Kernersville. This is an all day event with a family BBQ. Teams are made of 5th & 6th graders and 7th & 8th graders. Note that 5th graders are now able to play kickball.

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
PRACTICE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7TH
Matches will be played on Fridays beginning March 16th.
AJTF Middle School Tennis Camp: February 26th-March 2nd SIGN UP!
AJTF Middle School Tennis Tournament is May 4th & 5th at Western Alamance High School
Community News
Open Gym in Gibsonville