Dear Parents,

Congratulations to us!!!

As everyone now knows, we were awarded the National Blue Ribbon for Exemplary High Performing Schools for 2019. This is the second time that we have received this honor; we also received it in 2012. Since its inception in 1982, about 9,000 schools have received this distinction. The total number of schools that could receive it in the United States is about 130,000. In those 37 years, less than 9% of the possible schools have received this honor. Yesterday we moved into even the more rarified air of getting it more than once. This just certifies what we already know...we have a great school!

Thank you to all the teachers and staff who put in the work every day to create this successful environment for the students. Thank you to all the students who take advantage of the opportunities that we provide to make the most of every day. Thank you to all of the parents who bless us with the gift of those children every day. And, thank you to all of the Holy Cross sisters who made this school the place it is today. Their unseen presence still filters through our hallways and guides all that we do. It takes a village to raise a child and it takes a spectacular school community, working together, to make this achievement possible.
Chris Kelly

September 30 - October 4 is a B week
for lunch duty.   
Hot lunch is $22.50 for the week.  
Click here to sign up for lunch duty.
Click here to download the lunch menu.
Click here to order lunch online.

School Picture Day
Wednesday, October 2
Picture Day forms were sent home today. You may complete the form and pay by check made payable to Victor O'Neill Studios OR you can pay online here !
Picture day is a FREE DRESS DAY for students.

Every student will be photographed for purposes of the yearbook. However, purchasing the picture is optional.

Blessed Sacrament is hosting 3 more fingerprinting sessions free of charge!

October 2
October 7
October 17
4:30 - 8 pm
School Library

Please be advised of all below guidelines before registering for an allotted time.
Step 1: Sign-Up Genius - All attendees must be registered for an allotted time. Fingerprinting will be available in 3 minute increments. It is essential that you arrive on time. Please click here to register.

Step 2: Live Scan Preregistration Form - Please click here   to complete the Live Scan form. This must be completed prior to your arrival.  If the form is not completed, your assigned time slot will be forfeited. Please use the below codes when filling out the form:
Agency Authorization #: 9000016616
ORI #: MD004455Y

Step 3: Virtus Account - If you have not already created a Virtus account, please contact Allison Cogswell at  

Day Of: Plan to be present in the library at your allotted time. Parking will be available on the black top. Your Live Scan form must be submitted online in advance. Please bring one valid form of government ID.

If you have questions regarding your compliance, please contact Allison Cogswell at .
The Uniform Exchange will be open on the following two dates this month:
Monday, October 7, 2:45-3:30pm

Wednesday, October 23, 7:45-8:30am

Here are some "dos and don'ts" to make this a non-spooky experience for everyone:
  • Go through your child's closet to see what BSS items have been outgrown.
  • Check and recheck all items for stains, holes, broken zippers, and/or pet fur.
  • Launder all items before bringing them to school. If you can't remember if you did already-please do so again!
  • Come to a scheduled UE and find great deals on nearly all components of the BSS uniform, including PE attire. (Belts, socks, and sneakers are not offered.)
  • Contact Jara, Laura, or Tania with any questions:;;
  • Leave items in the school office.
  • Use bags from a grocery store or carry-out place to store or transport your clothing items. Doing so attracts bugs.
  • Bring in any clothing with stains, holes, broken zippers, and/or pet fur.
  • Donate items that are not part of the BSS uniform.
  • Forget to put the UE dates on your calendar!

Blessed Sacrament Bulldogs,
Have you outgrown any of your Halloween costumes?
Do you want to put them to good use?
Christ Care Corps  is collecting gently used Halloween costumes for students (ages 5-12) in the Saint Thomas More School Community. The theme for their Halloween celebration this year is DISNEY FAIRY TALES. We will gladly accept your Disney character costumes, kings, queens, fairies, knight costumes, 
and superhero costumes.   
Not sure if your costume is a good match?
Send it in anyway. We will find a home for it.  
Costumes will be collected from Monday, September 30th to Thursday, October 3rd.Give your costumes to your homeroom teacher and the CCC students will collect them.
Thank you!

Mother-Son Jammin' Fun!
Friday, October 4th
Are you looking for something fun to do with your son? Come to the Mother-Son Jammin' Fun!

You and your son will have a blast dancing together, taking pictures in the photo booth, buying raffle tickets for an Electric Scooter and for an Under Armor basket, and chowing down at an ice cream sundae bar!

Your son will get to hang with his pals and you'll get to bond with your mom friends!

We can't wait to jam with you on October 4th!
October 17th and 18th
Thursday: 7:30am - 4pm
Friday: 7:30am - 4pm
If able to spare some time to help out, please sign up here.  
For questions, please contact:
Emily Coccaro :
Michelle Connolly : 
Eleanor Hopkins :
Spirit Wear sweatpants are now gym-uniform approved!
Students will shift to winter uniforms (no more shorts) on November 1st.   Sweatpants orders will be accepted through October 15th with delivery the first week of November. Don't get left out in the cold!   
Place your order here!  
Thank you for your support! 
Kenwood Country Club
1pm shotgun start
The Smyth Fund Golf Classic is a fundraising golf tournament that brings Blessed Sacrament supporters together for an enjoyable afternoon of golf, games, prizes, food, and beverages to benefit the Monsignor Thomas G. Smyth Endowment Fund. The Endowment Fund is used for the support and aid of the school; primarily in the form of tuition relief and teacher enrichment.
Golfers of ALL abilities and skill levels are encouraged to play! There will be a post-round happy hour and great giveaways for all participants, so start putting together your foursome (or register as an individual and we'll pair you up)! If you aren't able to participate, please consider sponsoring this event.
Visit  for registration and sponsorship information.  
For more information, please contact Chris Connolly at or Javier Aguirre at

BSS Parents, 

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