Dear Parents,

Fore!! Monday is our annual golf tournament. Since you will be up late watching the Nationals win it in 5 on Sunday night, wouldn't it be great to have the next morning to sleep in and roll over to Kenwood for lunch and a 1:00 shotgun start? Current forecast...68 and mostly sunny...can't ask for a better day to get out with some friends and chase a ball around the course.

We have gotten our sponsors but we could really use some more players to make this thing an even bigger success. If you haven't signed up yet, please click here to do so. Hope to see you out there!
 
Please CLICK HERE to see a letter that I read to all of the students this week from the superintendent about threats. Your child's safety continues to be our top priority.
 
Go NATS!
 
Faithfully,
Chris Kelly
 
 
Please be reminded, school will be closed Friday, November 1 and Monday, November 4 for faculty professional development and retreat.

October 28 - 31 is a B week
for lunch duty.   
 
Hot lunch is $18.00 for the week.  
 
Click here to sign up for lunch duty.
Click here to download the lunch menu.
Click here to order lunch online.
Register Now for the
Smyth Fund Golf Classic!!

NEXT MONDAY, OCTOBER 28
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 bssgolf.org  for registration and sponsorship information.  
 
For more information, please contact Chris Connolly at chris.connolly@bfsaulco.com or Javier Aguirre at  javier_e_aguirre@yahoo.com.
Halloween Parade 
Thursday, October 31  
2:15pm on the blacktop  
 
Please join us for the Annual Halloween Parade! The parade lasts about 15-20mins. Students in grades K-5 may bring their costumes to school and change before the parade. Middle school students attend, but do not participate in the parade. K-5 classes will have a small Halloween celebration in the classroom before or after the parade (check emails from room parents for details). 

Students may accessorize their uniforms with Halloween flair (socks, tights, hats, headbands, necklaces, etc.). 
It is not a dress down day!


Friday, November 8th from 1:30 - 4:30pm 
Monday, November 11th from 8:30am - 1pm
 
Parent/teacher conferences will be held Friday, November 8th, from 1:30pm - 4:30pm and Monday, November 11th, from 8:30am - 1pm in 15 minute time slots (Friday is a 12:30pm dismissal and there is no school on Monday).  Once again, we will be using PickATime, an online scheduler, to schedule the conferences.
 
The online scheduler is open and will close on Thursday, November 7th. Click here to sign up. Parents received an email on Wednesday, October 23rd with instructions on how to schedule a conference.
 
***K-5 conferences are with the teachers and parents ONLY (please do not bring any K-5 students or younger siblings to conferences). However, middle school students are expected to attend the conference with their parents.

There is no Aftercare on Friday November 8th!

The HSA is offering free childcare in the music classroom during conferences. This service is for parents to use during their conferences only (every student must be picked up at dismissal.) No sick children or children in diapers. 

For assistance scheduling conferences please email Caitlin Hall at chall@blesssedsacramentdc.org.

 
The leaves are changing, there's a chill in the air, and your bulldog sweatpants will be distributed at the end of next week!
 
Please don't miss us at the Halloween Parade !   We will have bulldog athletic socks and headbands - perfect for the upcoming basketball season! 
 
For all of you who missed out on ordering bulldog sweatshirts - we will be opening orders until November 15th, with a delivery date of after Thanksgiving !
 
 
 
Thank you for your continued support!
 

I'm excited to tell you about Crayola ColorCycle - an amazing program devised to repurpose used markers rather than sending them to landfills!
 
Since 2013, the program has repurposed more than 70 tons of expended markers in the United States and Canada. The most advanced plastic conversion technologies available are used to make wax compounds for asphalt and roofing shingles as well as to generate electricity that can be used to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles. 
 
The students and teachers at Blessed Sacrament will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. Please help by sending in any used markers you may have around the house, even non-Crayola brands! Highlighters and dry erase markers can also be included. I will collect the markers before each class or they can be placed in the drop-off box located on the "Forgetful Table" in the lobby.
 
Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you, the Crayola ColorCycle program can continue to keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.
 
Remember, don't throw out that used marker-ColorCycle it!
 
Sincerely,  
Mrs. Marshall
Science Teacher
Thank you to our new K-4 Week of the Arts coordinators:

K - Lisa Nelson and Elizabeth Kramer
1st - Jessie Perkins and Frances Burke
2nd - Ashley Pehrson and Camille Johnston
3rd - Mary Rives and Margaret Jones Keegan
4th - Mercedes Rubio and Jennifer Conley

Please be on the lookout in the coming months for updates!  Sign up geniuses will go out in February.

We are currently looking for additional creative people who may be interested in leading a workshop.   It is a total of 5 hours of time over two days - March 18-19, 2020. 

Any suggestions can be directed to art teacher and WOTA Coordinator, Yves Clark, at yclark@blessedsacramentdc.org .
 

Troop 90 is partnering with the non-profit organization Soles4Souls to
collect 500 pairs of new or gently used shoes!

The drive will span from Thursday, 10/17 to Thursday, 10/31. Collection boxes can be found in the BSS lobby and auditorium.
ALL sizes and types of shoes are acceptable. Unsure if a pair is 'gently worn'? Donate them and we will figure it out!

Clean out your closet and help those in need.

Don't have shoes to donate? Click here and quickly choose a $10 pair from Amazon and ship it directly to the boy scouts.

For more information on Soles4Souls, click here.

For questions, please contact Liam Rhodes at liam.p.rhodes@gmail.com .
 

 
Spring Benefit 2020 Wine Cellar
 
The BSS purchase credit is now available at Circle Wine & Spirits. Remember to please go to Circle to buy wine, beer and spirits. Your purchase will benefit BSS and the 2020 Spring Benefit in March. Just mention Blessed Sacrament at the register before they ring you up. Bottle donations for the wine cellar will begin in January.  Thank you for your support!
 
Contact Charles Fendig if you have questions: crfendig@yahoo.com.  

Huge used goods sale!

Men, women's children's clothes! Designers, shoes, purses, jewelry, white elephants,home goods, furniture, toys, sporting goods!

Kids activities, lunch, plants, bake sale, raffle baskets, Christmas shop, more!

All welcome-no admisssion!
The 1st Quarter Box Tops results are in!!!

1st Place - Mrs. Olson's 3B
2nd Place - Mrs. Ryan's 6A
3rd Place - Mrs. Cunningham's 1C

Congratulations to 3B for winning a dress down day (date TBD).

Overall, the school collected 1,340 box tops! Way to go Bulldogs!

 Please download the BoxTops app to continue to help our school.

Remember parents: Before you make any purchases from Amazon, visit BSStoday.org first and click the Amazon logo at the bottom of the homepage! BSS will receive a percentage of all purchases made by users who
CLICK THROUGH BSSTODAY.ORG FIRST!