Important Dates



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 Shamrock Golf Course ( 1722 Shamrock Dr, Burlington)

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

Sunday, March 18th
Middle School FLL, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, March 19th
Swap Shop Open
Scholastic Book Fair Set Up

Tuesday, March 20th
Swap Shop Open
Scholastic Book Fair
Take A Look Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, March 21st
Swap Shop Open
Scholastic Book Fair
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
Admissions Testing, 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 22nd
Swap Shop Open
Scholastic Book Fair
BSS Golf vs St Leos School & Immaculate Heart of Mary, 4:00 p.m. at Shamrock Golf Course ( 1722 Shamrock Dr, Burlington)
Scholastic Book Fair Family Fun Night, 5:00 p.m.
BUY IT NOW NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR AUCTION ITEMS AT 10:00 p.m.

Friday, March 23rd
Swap Shop Open
Scholastic Book Fair
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
BSS Tennis vs BCA, 4:00 p.m. at Olde Forest Racquet Club (200 Pinedale Drive, Elon)

Sunday, March 25th
Middle School FLL, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, March 26th
Swap Shop Open

Tuesday, March 27th
Swap Shop Open
Kindergarten Slip, Slop, Slap Program, 8:45 a.m.
Take a Look Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.
Second Grade Dino Day, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28th
All School Dress Down
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
8th Grade Shadow Stations of the Cross, 2:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 29th-Sunday, April 8th
Easter Break

Monday, April 9th
Summer Uniform Begins
BSS Golf vs St Leos, 4:00 p.m. at TBA location

Knight News
Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest
Monday morning the Knights of Columbus announced the winners of this year's Substance Abuse Awareness poster contest. Congratulations to Juliette Onder, Haven Amick, Jessica Tinervia, and Vianetlli Flores-Jasso (not pictured).

Entries in the Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest fell under either Alcohol Awareness and Abuse or Drug Awareness and Abuse. Each poster on either topic included a slogan and an original visual image.
Third Grade Multiplication Master
Lilly LaPlante is our latest third grade Multiplication Master! Congratulations to Lilly!
The Little Portion Pantry Food Drive
Student Council is collected non perishable items for the Little Pantry Food Drive from March 19th-March 27th. Students will receive one entry into the Easter Basket raffle for every two items donated for the pantry. The raffle drawing will take place Wednesday, March 28th.
Boy Scouts Troop 9 Attends Catholic Camporee
The Boy Scouts of Troop 9 recently attended the Catholic Camporee at Camp Bowers North Carolina with Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama. The Scouts participated in Skills Competitions, Tournament of Games, and attended a Mass conducted by the Bishop, followed by a spaghetti dinner hosted by the Knights of Columbus. 

Troop 9 won 1st place in the Camp Construction category. The Scouts had a great time spending the weekend in the woods.
Save the date for Grandparent & Special Friends Day!
Blessed Sacrament school faculty, staff, and students look forward to hosting Grandparents and Special Friends Thursday, May 17th.

Students in Preschool-4th grade received envelopes in today's Wednesday envelope. Please read instructions attached to the envelope and note the return date.
APRIL 28, 2018 
HOLLY HILL MALL 
10AM - 5PM 

BSS looks forward to returning to the 2018 Burlington Maker Faire! Students in preschool through 8th grade are hard at work on classroom and group projects.

One of the things that always makes our school display stand out is the representation from our students on site to discuss their projects. We hope that students from each grade will attend this year and share the news about their STREAM process and final Maker Faire projects.

Sign up  HERE  to help at the Maker Faire!
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!
Prayer Requests
Please remember in your prayers, Ruth Weigand, mother-in-law of Mrs. Weigand.

Prayers for the Swanner family as they mourn the death of third grader Wesley's grandfather and Julie's father.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Community,

I hope to see you at our annual auction “A Night for the Knights” this Saturday, March 17 at the Ramada. This will be a great event to bring us all together for an evening of fellowship and fun. Let us make it a great evening for the Knights of BSS!

Mrs. Gomez

Babysitting
Don’t’ forget babysitting will be available for Saturday evening. 8 th grade students are willing to babysit on the night of the auction, March 17, from 5:00-11:00. For only $20.00 per child, your child will be entertained, given dinner (pizza and a drink) and watch a movie at school. The students willing to babysit are: Haven, Nathan, Keira, Mae, and Anna. The adults helping out are Mr. and Mrs. Glenn and Mr. and Mrs. Ramous. If you are interested, please call the office and reserve a spot for your child. It sounds like a great deal!

Twin Lakes Summer Program
Twin Lakes Community has a wonderful opportunity this summer for youths between the ages of 12 and 17 called YESS-Youth Engaged Serving Senior. This program will help youths learn more about older adults and gives them the opportunity to spend one or two days each week during the summer volunteering at Twin Lakes. This program will start on June 11th and conclude on August 17th. If your child is interested, please see Mrs. Gomez for an application. Applications are due by 4:30 on Wednesday, April 4 th at Twin Lakes.
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Reminder!
Contracts with financial aid awards are due Friday, March 16th!

Mrs. Hackman will be away from the office on Friday preparing for the auction so please contact the Admissions Office prior to Friday with questions!
Spread the word to prospective students! Visit BSS!

Take a Look Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
March 20th
March 27th
Join Our March Madness Bracket Challenge!

Fill our a March Madness Bracket HERE and make a $10 donation HERE! Winning bracket receives a gift certificate for six to the Great Wolf Lodge*!

*Overnight stay for six guests in a suite, water park passes, $250 GWL gift certificate.

It's not too late to purchase your tickets to the event or to come together with friends and grab one of the few remaining tables!

Not able to attend? You can bid from your phone until 9:00 p.m. Saturday night!   There is no live auction so the bidding for ALL items closes at 9:00 p.m.!

BUY IT NOW option is no longer available after 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 15th.
Champion Law Big THREE Raffle
Purchase a $25.00 ticket for our Big THREE Raffle! The ticket enters you into the drawing for one of three fabulous prizes. You do not need to be present to win and we can ship items within the US.

Raffle drawing held the night of the auction. The first winner has their choice of one of the three prizes-a American Girl Doll of the Year package, a medium Green Egg grill, or a f$500 gift certificate to Chetola Resort.at Blowing Rock
The second winner chooses between the two remaining items and the third winner receives the last item.
You may designate someone to select your item if you aren't present at the time of the drawing!
Tickets may be purchased through out the night of the event.
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.

See dates to shop online and set up an e-wallet for your student that allows them to shop cash free!

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)
Help BSS Earn Bonus Box Tops!!
Our school could win 5,000 box tops. That means an extra $500 going towards our students!
Click on the image below, set up an account and choose Blessed Sacrament School, enter every day between today and April 1st!

Thank you for your support! Box Tops Co-Chairs Mickey Segura &
Kara Wroblewski

Classroom Connections
Sixth Grade and Kindergarten STREAM Buddies Build Robots
Seventh Grade Language Arts Reading and Discussion Groups
Athletics
Spring Sports

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:
POSTPONED-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 Shamrock Golf Course
March 22nd: BSS Golf vs SLS & IHM, 4:00 p.m. at Shamrock Golf Course
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 Shamrock Golf Course
April 23rd: BSS Golf vs IHM, 4:00 p.m. at TBA away location
RESCHEDULED-April 26th: 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)

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
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Open Gym in Gibsonville