Important Dates


Wednesday, February 7th
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, February 8th
PECSAA Basketball Tournament:
JV Girls Bball vs IHM, 5:15 p.m. at St Leo's Catholic School (333 Springdale Drive, Winston-Salem
JV Boys Bball vs SLS, 6:30 p.m. at St Leo's Catholic School (333 Springdale Drive, Winston-Salem

Friday, February 9th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
PECSAA Basketball Tournament:
Varsity Boys Bball vs SLS, 4:00 p.m. at St. Leo's Catholic School (333 Springdale Drive, Winston-Salem)
Varsity Girls Bball vs SLS, 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy School (1730 Link Road, Winston-Salem)


Saturday, February 10th
PECSAA Basketball Tournament, game times TBA

Sunday, February 11th
PECSAA Basketball Tournament, game times TBA
Middle School FLL, 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 13th
Middle School Field Trip to the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum, 9:00 a.m. (6136 Burlington Road, Gibsonville)
Take a Look Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, February 14th
Ash Wednesday Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Valentine's Day Parties, refer to info from classroom teacher for party time
4th Grade FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.

Thursday, February 15th
8th Grade Drama Performance, 1:20 p.m.
Times-News Spelling Bee, 4:00 p.m. at the Paramount Theater (128 E. Front Street, Burlington)

Friday, February 16th
Second Trimester Ends
Early Release, 11:30 a.m. (Club Knight open until 6:00 p.m.)
Shamrock Basketball Tournament & Cheer Competition, Charlotte

Saturday, February 17th
Shamrock Basketball Tournament & Cheer Competition, Charlotte

Sunday, February 18th
Shamrock Basketball Tournament & Cheer Competition, Charlotte
Middle School FLL, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, February 19th
No School, Presidents Day
Knight News
"Going to the Peripheries" Knights of Columbus Essay Contest Winner
Congratulations to eighth grader Keira Dappen on her winning essay!

2017-2018 Essay Contest Theme: 
Discuss the role of the Catholic Church going to the peripheries, then select one of the following ideas to complete your essay:
   a) Describe the work of one widely known current Catholic who went to the periphery.
   b) Describe the work of one widely known historical Catholic who went to the periphery.
   c) Describe the work of one person in your life, who helps alleviate human suffering.
Multiplication Master
Third Grader Julian Arcaro-Burbridge is our latest Multiplication Master! Congratulations to Julian for knowing those math facts!
Eighth Graders Participate in final regular season game!
Our eighth grade cheerleaders and basketball players participated in their final regular season game last Saturday. In between Varsity games, the athletes and their parents were recognized.
Popcorn Master!
Congratulations to Joseph Wetter for being the top popcorn seller for Pack 9. Joseph's popcorn sales totaled $3,800!
We love our Parish Priests
Save the Date!
Night for the Knights
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Ramada Inn, Burlington
6:00 p.m.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and watch your team on the big screens!
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.
 
Support Blessed Sacrament School with AmazonSmile  
Shop with AmazonSmile and Amazon will make a donation to Blessed Sacrament School/Church. Visit the  SITE  for details!
High School Information Meeting - Monday, February 12th, 6:30pm

Once a year we invite all current BCA 8th grade students, and all interested new students to hear about BCA high school. Some of the information will be repeated from the open houses, but we will also give details concerning the following:   

  • Introduction of BCA 9th grade faculty and administrative team
  • Review of academic tracks including AP, Honors, and College Preparatory classes
  •  Overview of the four-year course of study
  •  Review of the registration process for next year  
  •  Information about the 9th Grade Retreat at Camp Weaver
  •  Review of BCA Sports and PE opportunities
  •  Introduction of Summer Reading and Community Service Requirements
  •  Information about driver’s education
  • Future options of dual enrollment opportunities with ACC, Elon and Southeastern
  • Review testing schedule with the PSAT, ACT, & SAT
   * Please note that there is also a brief meeting after the informational session for students  
    interested in taking AP World History as a ninth grade student.
Prayer Requests
Please pray for Anna Hirose’s (8 th) grandfather, Maxie Tate.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Community,

This weekend there was a flurry of activities for many of our students. Congratulations to the students who made their First Reconciliation on Saturday morning. Congratulations to our Jr. Varsity Girls Basketball Team on their 7 th win. Congratulations to the 8 th grade basketball/cheerleaders as they played/cheered at their last home game for BSS. Congratulations to our cheerleaders for their great performance at the Cheer Classic and placing 4 th in the competition. Finally, congratulations to BSS for their 100 th day of school on Monday. It is always a great day to be a Knight!

Mrs. Gomez
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Tuition Assistance is available to families who wish to provide a Blessed Sacrament School education to their children but are unable to afford the full cost of the education. All assistance is offered on the basis of demonstrated need, and all assistance recipients must complete a Grant & Aid Application through FACTS Management Services to be eligible for tuition assistance. 

We strongly encourage Pre Kindergarten families to apply for the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship in addition to their FACTS application. 

The transition from Pre Kindergarten to Kindergarten is the one time an existing school family may apply and be considered for the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship.   

Blessed Sacrament Tuition Assistance Application open and accepting applications for new and returning students.

North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Application IS OPEN FOR APPLICANTS! APPLY HERE
 
If you need help or have questions about Kindergarten enrollment or tuition assistance, please contact Tara Hackman, Admissions Director at 336.570.0019.
Spread the word to prospective students! Visit BSS!

Take a Look Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
February 13th and 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!
Parents in Partnership
Thank you to all of our parent volunteers that helped make Catholic Schools Week a success!

Valentine's Day parties are next week! Please check the sign up to confirm if you have an item to bring for the party. Label ALL items with your child's grade.

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
Scenes from the 7th & 8th Grade Living Wax Museum
5th & 6th Grade projects on Holy Days, Plagues, and Sacraments
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 Friday, March 2nd.


TRACK Co-Ed grades K-3
Coaches: TBA
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 12th at Williams HS
Final PECSAA Track Meet is Sunday, April 29th. Additional meets are TBA.

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 12th at Williams HS
Final PECSAA Track Meet is Sunday, April 29th. Additional meets are TBA.

GOLF  Co-Ed grades 5-8
Practice: Practice either Monday or Thursday. Meets against PECSAA schools and BCA.

KICKBALL Co-Ed grades 6-8 
Coach: Jennifer Lee (  Jennifer.sallyins@gmail.com)
Practice: TBA
PRACTICE BEGINS TBA

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 (details coming soon!)
PECSAA Tournament Varsity Basketball Championships Broadcast Live on Bishop McGuinness Sports Radio
 
Once again Bishop McGuinness Sports Radio will be broadcasting live radio coverage of the PECSAA Varsity Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball Championship Games.  The broadcasts can be accessed from anywhere in the world so family and friends from outside of the area can tune in to listen to the games.  In addition to being able to catch the games via a laptop or desktop computer, fans will have access to the broadcasts via ANY mobile device (cell phone, tablet, etc) through the free app 'Mixlr'.  The app is free to install and use. There is no registration required and it is available on all Android or Apple powered platforms, including iPad.  

For information on listening to the games via a mobile device, including direct links to download the free app, you can also check out our Mobile FAQ page at:  http://www.bmhsathletics.com/mobile-listener-faq.html ".  The broadcasts will also be archived within a couple of days after the tournament.  In addition to the games, we hope to have pre-game interviews with the coaches of all four teams that advance to the PECSAA Championship Game.  If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Stoller at  jstoller@bmhs.us  or Dave Shook at  dave.shook@hotmail.com .
Community News
No-Frills Trail 5K
Saturday, February 10
10:00 am - Registration opens
10:30 am - 5K Course opens 
Fee: $5/person age 16 and up; $2/person age 6-15 (must be accompanied by a participating adult). Fee collected on race day at registration.
Location: Guilford Mackintosh Park and Marina • 1345 NC HWY 61, Whitsett, NC 27377
 
The No-Frills Trail 5K is a series of races to encourage fitness and fun outdoors throughout the winter. Participants can walk, hike or run the trail course and are encouraged to bring along their family and friends. The No-Frills is not a fancy 5K, but a well-marked course with a clock at the finish will be provided. Each race will have a theme and racers are encouraged to dress up.
 
The themes include:
February – Wear Red Run
 
This is a no-frills race, so if you want a t-shirt – wear one. If you need snacks – bring some. And if you want an award – too bad! For more information or to register, please visit www.BurlingtonNC.gov/Outdoors or call the Outdoor Program Coordinator at (336) 222-5135.