Dear Parents,
    
Re-enrollment time!
 
We have completed our Open Houses and we are very happy with the turnout in November and last night. We have more applications for Kindergarten than we did at this time last year and we are confident that enrollment will be higher there next year.
Sibling applications should be completed by now.
 
Next Monday, January 14, we will begin re-registration for current students. Look for an email from TADS to complete re-registration. We will begin accepting new students in Kindergarten next week and other new students in the coming weeks. Please be sure to complete re-registration as soon as possible so that we have accurate numbers and know where we will have space in grades 1-8.
 
We have used TADS for the last five years for re-registration and with a very few exceptions, we have found the process generally goes quite smoothly. However, if you encounter difficulty using the system you can use the TADS help line at 1-800-477-8237. The live chat support line (it is present on the right side of your screen when you are working on TADS) is also very helpful. If you are not successful using either of these resources, and/or have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Nancy Ryan at  nryan@blessedsacramentdc.org .
   
 
Faithfully,
 
Chris Kelly 

January 14 - 17  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.

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!

WE THANK OUR CURRENT 2019 BENEFACTORS
WHO HAVE DONATED $12,300 TO DATE:

Gods - $500+
Anna & Christopher Brown
Sarah & Bruce Cormier
Amy & Bob Dean
Rickie Niceta & Thomas Lloyd
Lisa & David Madden
Ann & John McAllister
Lauren & Brody Mullins
Alex Walsh & Brendan O'Brien
Renee & Tyson Redpath
Tiffany & Dan Sanders
Shay & Robert Thorne
Lisa & Rich White
Athletes - $250
Erin & David Burns
Brian & Laura Connolly
Lindsay & Patrick Conway
Jeran & John Gimigliano
Eleanor & Matt Hopkins
Giulia & Philip Jaeger
Meg & Thomas Knight
Natalie & RJ Laukitis
Jennifer & Barton Leonard
MaryAnn & Nick Luongo
Gillian & John Mullins
Cari & Mike O'Malley
Mary & Sergio Santiviago
Mary & Joe Seidel
Diane & Chris Simal
Spectators - $150
Gretchen & Michael Bukowski
Sally & Jonathan Diffley
Mary Beth Donahue
Laura & Matthew Fetters
Karen & Robert Graves
Joanna & Phil Kerpen
Katie & Bob Krantz
Katie & John Leachman
Erin & Matt Ritz
Oriana & Jim Rodgers
Tania & Walter Sechriest
Erin & John Sowanick


(Benefactor List as of Thursday, January 10)

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

Catholic Schools Night with the
Washington Wizards!

On February 2nd, Support BSS at Catholic Schools Night with the Washington Wizards! C ome out and cheer on the Wizards as they take on the Milwaukee Bucks. For every ticket sold, $5 will go back to BSS. T he first 50 people to purchase get to participate in a fan tunnel when the Wizards come out onto the court and all tickets come with a free Wizards tshirt!  Once you've purchased, share your unique link with friends and family to sit together! 
Performances: April 12 & 13
All k-8th graders invited to participate!
They are also next to the front desk in the school lobby. 
5-8th grade deadline: Jan 29
K-4th grade deadline: March 1
  

SAVE THE DATE!

Monday, January 28, 2019

A joint parish-school intergenerational event for 
Catholic Schools Week!

Stay tuned for more details...

SAVE THE DATE!   
WEEK OF THE ARTS - MARCH 20-22, 2019

Parents, be on the lookout for more information in the coming weeks.  A sign up genius will go out in mid-February for K-4.  Your grade level leaders this year are:
 
K - Celina Emery and Allyson Hauck
1st - Ashley Pehrson Storm
2nd - Stephanie Sarkis and Giulia Jaeger
3rd - Erin Larkin
4th - Dora and Joe Mazza

5th-8th graders participate in 2-day workshops.  More details to follow.

Any questions?  Please contact Yves Clark at yclark@blessedsacramentdc.org.


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." 
  • Advertise in the Auction Catalog and/or the BSS Parent Directory
  • Become a Benefit Benefactor.  
For more information, go to  bss.maestroweb.com  or email

Shop Amazon and Earn Money for BSS!

Don't forget to click on the Amazon logo on the bsstoday.org homepage before you make your Amazon purchase. BSS gets a portion of the proceeds back!

A Message From Your  Home & School Association

Dear Parents,

We have a lot going on this upcoming week! On Tuesday we have a dining night at The Avenue, on Thursday we have our Q2 Box Tops collection, and on Friday we have a $1 dress down day. Please help the HSA reach its goals by participating. 

Thank-you to everyone who has been able to be a Benefit Benefactor! Our Sister Rose Tuition Assistance Fund has a goal of $40,000. There's still time for you to help us reach that goal. Your donation makes it possible for us to continue to give the gift of a Blessed Sacrament education to others. Consider donating today!

Warmly,
Grace G. McNicholas 
Tasty Tuesday!
Help support BSS by taking part in this week's 
Tasty Tuesday!

Where: The Avenue
When:
Tuesday, January 15th, 5-10pm
What:
Dine-in or carry-out

BSS gets a portion of the proceeds.
Box Tops- Due Thursday!

Box Tops are due this Thursday by 9am!
Class with the most Box Tops per child will win a free dress day and the teacher will be awarded a 
$25 Visa gift card.
Dress Down Day on Friday!
Your kids don't need to wear ALL of their clothes, just some of their clothes for a $1 dress down day on 
Friday, January 18th.
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!
Did you get your tickets yet to the 
Apres Ski Party? 
There are just a few tickets left for this 
icey hot party, purchase yours today!
Wrap Up of Last Week's Fundraisers: 

Uniform Exchange: We made $35 from our last Uniform Exchange. 
And here's what else is coming up in January:

1/23: Benefit sponsored bake sale
1/29: Benefit Kick-Off during Catholic Schools Week