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Wednesday, November 1st
Swap Shop Open
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
BSS Knight for a Day (advance RSVPs required)

Friday, November 3rd
Swap Shop Open
First Trimester Ends
AYLA (Alamance Youth Leadership Academy), 9:00 a.m. at Elon University
Middle School FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.

Sunday, November 5th
Middle School FLL Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, November 6th
Swap Shop Open

Tuesday, November 7th
Swap Shop Open
Take a Look Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.
Faculty & Staff Dinner (drop items by 2:00 p.m.)  Sign up here!
Parent & Teacher Conferences, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8th
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
4th Grade FLL Meeting, 3:15 a.m.

Thursday, November 9th
Early Dismissal, 11:30 a.m. (Club Knight open until 6:00 p.m. Students need to bring lunch.)
Parent & Teacher Conferences, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Friday, November 10th
Veterans Day, School Closed
BSS Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys Bball Teams in the Renegar Tournament
BSS Varsity Girls Bball vs IHM, 5:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy School (1730 Link Road, Winston-Salem)
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs TBA (Winner of OLM vs OLG, 6:45 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy School (1730 Link Road, Winston-Salem)
Full Boys Bracket

Saturday, November 11th
BSS Girls and Boys Varsity Bball Teams in the Renegar Tournament
Knights of Columbus State Soccer Challenge, 11:30 a.m. St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 940 Carmichael St, Chapel Hill

Sunday, November 12th
BSS Girls and Boys Varsity Bball Teams in the Renegar Tournament

Monday, November 13th
Eighth Grade visits The Burlington School High School, 9:00 a.m.
BSS JV Girls Bball vs SPX, 4:00 p.m. at St Pius X Catholic School (2200 N Elm St, Greensboro)
BSS JV Boys Bball vs SPX, 5:15 p.m. at St Pius X Catholic School

Tuesday, November 14th
Fall Picture Day 
ALL Kindergarten-8th grade students in the winter uniform.  Little Knights dress to impress!  This photo is for the school yearbook.

Wednesday, November 15th
Fall Open House, 9:00 a.m.
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Book Fair (Club Knight Closes at 4:00 p.m.)

Annual Parents in Partnership Barnes & Noble Book Fair!
Wednesday, November 15th
Preschool, Pre Kindergarten, 1st & 3rd grade and several 4th grade recorder players will perform beginning at 6:00 p.m. under the direction of Mrs. Davis!

Mrs. Davis will notify the selected recorder players by next week.

Students in 1st, 3rd & 4th grade are to wear their school uniform and Preschool and 
Pre K students should be in Sunday best. All students performing will arrive to 
Barnes & Noble no later than 5:45 . 

Details coming soon about additional performers, guest readers, and more!

Buy SCRIP!  Support BSS by purchasing Barnes & Noble Gift Cards in the school office prior to attending the book fair.

Knight News
Thank you Oktoberfest Committee, supporters and BSS Sponsors!
A big shout out to the 2017 Parents in Partnership Oktoberfest Committee: Nellie Angyal, Michele Corradini, Melanie Gonzalez, Holly Groh, Beth Fitzgerald, Katie LaPlante, Karla Hernandez, and Kara Sheppard.  

Thanks also to Margaret Cabell for offering face painting at the annual fund table and to Lisa Waldmann for building and painting our fabulous pie in the face board.  We will have that board for years to come!  

We'd also like to extend appreciation to Shelly Pilversack for securing 12 of her Key Club members from Western Alamance High School.  The students were rock stars!

Our partners the Knights of Columbus also deserve kudos!  We appreciate their delicious beer, brats, and parking expertise!

A huge thank you to every parent and student that took time from the evening to volunteer!

Thank you to Mr. Eric Long and Delta Contracting for securing the lights and power for the event, Monahan Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for sponsoring Pelicans Sno Balls and the bounce houses from Space Walk Alamance, and Troutman Family Dentistry who is our 2017-2018 presenting sponsor for all BSS events!

The Pie in the Face volunteers really took one for the team!  Both kids and adults enjoyed the opportunity to throw whipped cream pies in the face of several BSS celebs!
Andy Armstrong, Fr. Paul Lininger, Coach Cuningham, Coach Eggleston, and AlumKnight Jose Hernandez were this year's BSS Celebs!

Thanks to each of you for your role in the success of the event!  

Student Council Food Drive
Student Council thanks all who contributed to the recent food drive to fill the Little Portion Food Pantry in preparation for the Thanksgiving distribution.  Congratulations to our raffle prize winners Grady Long and Zachary Gonzalez!

I Will Survive 5K
Thanks to the support of over 300 runners, the I Will Survive 5K raised $10,000 which will  benefit the Survivorship Fund at Cone Health Cancer Center!  The 300 runners included the BSS Team, the largest participating team!  Way to go Team BSS!

Fall Conferences
Conferences are Tuesday, November 7th from 4:00p.m.-7:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 9th from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. with your child's teacher(s).  A parent must attend the conference in order to pick up your child's report card.
Please choose a time on this sign up that works with your schedule.  Preschool-4th grade conferences will be in the classroom and middle school conferences will be held in the second floor library.

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

Order Your Yearkbook!
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Prayer Requests
Please keep Frank Ryan, father of Mrs. Sebastian, in your prayers.

Please keep Ms. Johnson, mother of Aurelius (5th) in your prayers as she recovers from surgery.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

Marcie and David Letvak were students of BSS.  They grew up fell in love and married. Marcie was at one time our after school coordinator and David was a faculty member.  They have two children, Nora (2) and Archer (5 months).  Last Thursday, David passed away at the age of 27. BSS mourns the loss of David Letvak. Please keep the family in your prayers.

Mrs. Gomez
Winter Uniforms
Please start checking the winter uniforms. The changeover is Monday, November 13.  Please remember that there are changes to MS girls' uniform. Please check the school guidelines/policies for the uniforms. Thank you for your cooperation.
Thank you for the great turnout for the three events. They were all a great success!
Classroom Spelling Bee
The students in 4th-8th grade received their spelling list with vocabulary words on Monday, 10/30.  Mrs. Kearney and I will facilitate the classroom spelling bees on Monday, November 20. The classroom winners will compete in the school wide bee on Monday, December 18.
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Annual Fund Committee Thank You!
The Annual Fund Committee would like to thank EVERY family that contributed to our Annual Fund drive this past week.  We were able to collect $4,000 in donations leading up to Oktoberfest through our "Do Not Disturb" tactic, and reached all of our other familiesSaturday morning during our Call-A-Thon.  Those families made an additional $2,500 in donations to take our total to $6,500 in one week.  

Thank you so much to all of our volunteers.  Katie LaPlante organized the drive, and had the support of Tim Beshel, Margaret Cabell, Michelle McEwan, Karla Hernandez, Tara Hackman, Tiffany Ehming, John Botzman, Lisa Waldmann, Aaron Rose, and Jamey Cabell.
Please continue to participate in our Annual Gift Campaign by filling out and returning your pledge card- many families said they intend to do so this week!   One time donations are also welcome and help us meet our overall goal. Thank you again for your support of the Fund for the Knights Your tax-free donations continue to keep our tuition costs low and allow BSS to make investments in our kids!


Time for Twos
Blessed Sacrament School's Time for Twos program is designed as a gentle introduction to school. Our program encourages children to work in a group, explore new materials, and make age-appropriate development transitions.  

Our Program Time for Twos meets on Wednesdays for two sessions, one in the Fall (September to December) and one Winter/Spring (January to March). The 45-minute meetings are led by Program Director, Jill Zang Glenn.  

Each child must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or caregiver A typical meeting includes an art project, free play, story and music. 

Time for Twos is still enrolling for the Fall 2017 session as well as the Winter 2018 session. If you are interested in enrolling your child please contact Tara Hackman at admissions@bssk nights.org or 336.570.0019.

Parents in Partnership

Congratulations to 3rd Grade-Fall 2017 Box Tops Classroom Winner

Thanks to all of the parents, grandparents, neighbors, Parishioners, family friends, co-workers, extended family, and faculty & staff that supported our fall Box Tops collection!

News from Head Class Captain, Taleen Palmer
Parents, grandparents, and friends of BSS the sign up links for class parties are below. Thank you for your support!  

Update from Hospitality Chair, Beth Fitzgerald
Our next faculty & staff meal is Tuesday, November 7th.  

(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
Little Knights explore pumpkins!
Our Little Knight Pre Kindergarten students enjoyed carving and painting pumpkins last week! The Little Knights were truly "hands on" as they touched, tasted, and smelled all the ins and outs of the pumpkin!

Kindergarten Shadow Stations
BSS Athletics 
Fall Sports Wrap Up

Running Club
Club Party is Monday, November 6th with an earlier pick up time of 4:00 p.m.

BSS Animals
Congrats to our BSS Animals on a great season!  Thanks to Coach Lopez for coaching both Animals teams this season!

It is required that a parent signs up to volunteer in order or the player to receive a uniform!

Upcoming Games
BSS Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys Bball Teams in the Renegar Tournament

11/10: BSS Varsity Girls Bball vs IHM, 5:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy School (1730 Link Road, Winston-Salem)

11/10: BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs TBA (Winner of OLM vs OLG, 6:45 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy School (1730 Link Road, Winston-Salem)

Pep Squad
Coach: Aileen Bost
Practice: Tuesdays after school in the Multi Purpose Room from 3:15-4:30 pm. Pep Squad members should bring a snack and a change of clothes.  The group wills start each week with time to change, start homework, and eat a snack.
First practice date is November 7th

Cross Country
Our cross country team will continue to run after school on Tuesdays.  Pick up is at 4:15 p.m. outside the multi purpose room.  
Last run is Tuesday, November 14th.

JV Cheer  
Coach: Lilly Andress 
Practice: Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30 p.m. in the Multi Purpose Room.  
First practice date is today.

Varsity Cheer 
Coach: Carrie Daniels
Practice: Thursdays after school in the Multi Purpose Room.  

JV Girls Basketball 
Coach: Jim Rafael & Lilly Andress
Practice: Mondays 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at  Holy Comforter Church Gym (320 E. Davis Street)

Varsity Girls Basketball 
Coach: Scott Ingram & Casey Eggleston
Practice: Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at  Harvest Baptist Church Gym (3741 S. Church Street, Burlington)

JV Boys Basketball 
Coach: Zach Levesque & Justin Stalek
Practice: Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at Broad Street Gym (215 N. Broad Street, Burlington)

Varsity Boys Basketball 
Coach: Brian Flaherty, Curtis White & Jeff DeLario
Practice: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Broad Street Gym (215 N. Broad Street, Burlington)  NOTE NEW PRACTICE TIME!

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