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Wednesday, January 18th
Progress Reports
Chess Club, 3:15 p.m.

Friday, January 20th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
8th Grade Sports Recognition, immediately following Mass

Saturday, January 21st
Reconciliation Workshop, 9:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church
8th Grade Recognition for Basketball and Cheer
BSS JV Girls BBall vs OLG, 9:30 a.m. at Burlington Christian Academy
BSS JV Boys BBall vs OLG, 10:40 a.m. at  Burlington Christian Academy
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs OLG, 11:50 a.m. at  Burlington Christian Academy
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs OLG 1:00 p.m. at  Burlington Christian Academy
BCA is located at 621 E. 6th Street, Burlington

Monday, January 23rd
Monday Morning Coffee at the Blend & Co hosted by Kidstunes 7:30 a.m. (127 E. Front Street, Burlington)   

Tuesday, January 24th
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
BSS JV Boys Bball vs SLS, 5:00 p.m. at St. Leos
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs SLS, 6:00 p.m. at St. Leos
St Leos Catholic School is located at 333 Springdale Avenue, Winston-Salem

Wednesday, January 25th
All School Dress Down

Thursday, January 26th
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
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!

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

Knight News
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  

Catholic Schools Week 2017-Volunteers Needed!
Catholic Schools Week is January 29th-February 4th, 2017. The schedule is complete but volunteers are needed to help make our week successful and fun!  

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

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.

Help Stuff Our Auction Grab Bags
The auction 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!

Thank you!
Auction Co-Chairs-
Nellie Angyal and Jamey Cabell

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 23rd for coffee hosted by Kidstunes Music Academy.

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.


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 keep the Amick Family (Haven 7th and Brody 5th) in your prayers as they mourn the loss of a family member. 
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

It is that time of the year when we need your assistance. In the next few weeks there is a flurry of activities that requires volunteers. Everyone should have received an e-mail from Mrs. Hackman titled: Volunteer Opportunities at BSS Abound that explains the multiple volunteer positions needed in the next few weeks. I know we have busy schedules but we could not do it without you. If you have any time we would love your help. Thank you for all the support you give to BSS.

Mrs. Gomez
Thank you for participating in our dine-outs. Over the course of the school year we have received from Crazy Mexico-$250.00; Biscuitville-$144.00; and Buffalo Wild Wings-$136.55. What a great way to earn money for BSS. Looking forward to seeing you at the next dine-out.
I hope to see you next Friday, January 27 at our school auction. 
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Click HERE to share the information about our upcoming X-STREAM Saturday Open House!

Support our Night for the Knights!
This year we aren't asking you to contribute to a classroom basket but there are still ways that you can support our event. Most importantly, buy tickets and attend this FUN night that raises money for our school!

Second, we are welcoming and accepting the following items:  bottles of wine, hotel or airline points, gift certificates in increments of $10 and above, or small items $25 or less in value.

Thank you for your support and please contact us with any questions!  Like our Instagram page and share our Facebook Invite!
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Jamey Cabell and Nellie Angyal, Auction Co-Chairs
jamey.cabell@gmail.com or nellieangyal@gmail.com

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
Simon Says
First graders enjoyed a game of Simon Says during dismissal last week!
Jam Session with Fr. Vincent
We enjoyed having Fr. Vincent with us for Mass last Friday.   He's pictured below jamming out on his electric guitar during the closing song.

Zack Attack
Eighth graders enjoyed lunch downtown at Zack's Hot Dogs today.

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 
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!

Color Me Calm
Create fun snowman ornaments for your tree!
Wednesday, January 18th
4:00 pm
North Park Library
Color Me Calm
Relaxing, stress-free coloring.
Monday, January 23rd
4:00 pm
Graham Public Library
"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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