Dear Parents,
   
Happy Thanksgiving!
 
As we celebrate this opportunity to be grateful for all the things we have, please keep in mind those less fortunate. If you end up with extra cans over the weekend, hold on to them. As I shared with the students at Mass today, we've got a 'cup' to defend. I showed the students the trophy that we won from Holy Redeemer last year for collecting more cans than they did on the Friday before the big Saturday (December 1). We started this contest in 2016 and THEY won. We won it back last year and I intend to keep it...forever! Please enjoy your holiday and please participate as completely as possible next week so we can retain our cup (and contribute significantly to helping others who are hungry over the holidays).

Faithfully,
 
Chris Kelly 

November 26-30 is a A 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.

Mark your calendar for November 27... 



DONOR GIFT MATCH ALERT!!! 

Every dollor donated to Blessed Sacrament School Annual Fund on #GivingTuesday will be matched by an anonymous donor 
up to $10,000! 

BSS has joined the global movement - a day of giving between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The #UnSelfie theme is the Bulldog Pledge.

"I PLEDGE TO GIVE MY BEST EFFORT IN ALL THAT I DO TODAY" 
- Bulldog Pledge

This campaign is powered by the Class of 2019
Greg Gannon 
Canned Food Drive

Save the Date - Dec 1, 2018
Registration is now open for new and returning families!
  Go to www.ggcfd.org to sign up! 

Parents of Siblings applying to Blessed Sacrament for Sept 2019

Please don't forget that your applications for siblings for all grades are due on December 14, 2018.  Apply online at  www.bsstoday.org, where you will also find all of the application requirements.  If you have any questions, email  nryan@blessedsacramentdc.org.  
 
 Blessed Sacrament Giving Tree   
 
It's time to get your star for the BSS Giving Tree.  Blessed Sacrament's Giving Tree program to provide Christmas gifts for over 700 children in need in our area.  
   
 Virtual stars will be sent next week. 
We are also in need of gift cards or cash donations.
 
Questions? Want to volunteer? Contact Renee Redpath, Courtney Knowles or Nikole Flax at BSDCGivingTree@gmail.com
Stocking Stuffer Service Project
ALL DONATED ITEMS ARE DUE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7TH. THANK YOU!
 
 
Kindergarten  - deodorant & chapstick
 
1st -  full-sized toothpaste & chapstick
 
2nd -  deodorant & chapstick
 
3rd  - full-sized toothpaste & toothbrushes
 
4th -  full-sized toothpaste & chapstick
 
5th  - deodorant & soap
 
6th  - toothbrushes & soap
 
7th  - deodorant & soap
 
8th  - toothbrushes & chapstick
SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR
- MARCH 9, 2019 -

We hope you will join us  for the Olympic-themed BSS Games!  Every year the benefit is an incredibly fun party and wonderful way to support our special school! The money raised will improve school facilities and technology, enrich student activities and provide tuition assistance to BSS families.
 
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT ITS EFFORTS?
  • Volunteer to help with this event. The Co-Chairs are Ashley Allen, Celine Delany, and Katie Krantz. Contact one of them TODAY and ask how you can HELP!
  • Sponsor the event! Your family, your business, or your employer can donate money and sponsor this fabulous event. 
  • Donate an item or a service to the auction. Be creative! Some families get together and host "sign-up parties." 
  • Becaome a Benefit Benefactor.  Details below...
BECOME A 2019 BENEFIT BENEFACTOR TODAY!
 
Become a Benefactor and support the Sister Rose Tuition Assistance Fund, which helps Blessed Sacrament School families experiencing hardship with temporary financial aid so their children can continue to attend BSS. 100% of the Benefactor funds go to help BSS families in need. Thanks to the generosity of last year's Benefit Benefactors, the HSA was able to give $40,000 for tuition aid disbursement!

GIVING LEVELS:
GODS - $500                        ATHLETES - $250                SPECTATORS - $150
Name on Invitation                  Name on Invitation                  Name on Invitation
Name on Benefactor Wall       Name on Benefactor Wall       Name on Benefactor Wall
1/2 pg Family Ad in Catalog    1/4 pg Family Ad in Catalog

Tickets to the auction are not included.
The Deadline to appear on the Invitation is January 11, 2019. 

T o Become a Benefactor, go to  bss.maestroweb.com  or email
Spring Benefit 

2019 Wine Cellar 
 
Spring Benefit 2019 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 2019 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. Contact Charles Fendig if you have questions: crfendig@yahoo.com. Thank you!
A Message From Your  Home & School Association

Dear Parents,

Thank-you for another fantastic week of fundraising! As we move into December, our main focuses are The Faculty & Staff Gift Fund and the private shopping event we're hosting at Child's Play on November 29th. 

The Faculty & Staff Gift Fund is a great way to remember our devoted faculty and staff this Christmas. By pooling our funds, we are able to give the faculty and staff a larger monetary gift than we could individually give. The Faculty & Staff Gift Fund is divided up between our dear teachers and support staff. It's a super simple way to honor the people who take such good care of our children every day!

Warmly,
Grace G. McNicholas 
Child's Play is closing it's doors on November 29th... 
for a private shopping event for 
Blessed Sacrament parents! 

Join us on Thursday, November 29th from 7pm-9pm. 

10% of sales will be donated back to the BS HSA! 

Questions? Email Tiffany Cissna at: cissnafamily@gmail.com
Do yourself a favor and cross the faculty and staff of BSS off your Christmas list by donating NOW to the
Faculty & Staff Christmas fund!

It's an easy way to treat and thank all of the BSS faculty and staff.

But hurray!
The Faculty & Staff Christmas Fund closes on
December 7th!


Spirit Wear!
Order by December 1st to have your Spirit Wear
in-hand by Christmas!

Questions? email bssbuldogspiritwear@gmail.com


BSS Ornaments!

 We have just a few 
Blessed Sacrament Ornaments left.
 
Questions? Email Julie Ryan at  jryan@acceleronlaw.com
Wrap Up of Last Week's Fundraisers: 

Faculty & Staff Christmas Fund: As of now we have collected $6,830.00 - great job! We need to reach at least $25,000 to match what we collected last year, and we have just 16 more days to do it! If you haven't donated yet, please consider doing so. 
And here's what's coming up in December:

11/29: Child's Play Shopping Night
12/1: Last day to order Spirit Wear to have by Christmas
12/3: Uniform Exchange, 2:30-3:30pm
12/7: Faculty & Staff Christmas Fund closes