Dear Parents,
Catholic Schools Week (interrupted by the weather, which is pretty much what we expect every year) was a great success. The weather cooperated for our events on Monday. School starting on time on Tuesday allowed for the benefit kick off and Open House to go off as planned. Students were 'appreciated' with no school on Wednesday and the faculty was treated to a fabulous breakfast by the HSA on Thursday, and had extra time to enjoy it with a late start. Regarding the events on Monday, Patrick Henry Hughes was truly an inspiration. I am glad that the students all got to see him and I am sorry that more parents were not able to attend on Monday evening. While the movie was good and gave a more complete picture of his life, I would have enjoyed more time having a Q and A with him and his father and listening to his vast repertoire of piano music. Their story is compelling.
Next week, on Friday, we will be having our first International Day. We have a large number of families who have volunteered to display items from over 20 countries. All of the students will be visiting the auditorium during the course of the morning. Please be sure to ask your child about it next Friday when they get home from school.
Finally, remember to put February 12 on your calendar for an overview of ALICE, our new school emergency protocol. We will be presenting a brief overview of the program in the auditorium at 7:00 PM. The teachers are already well into training and we will begin presenting it to the students by the end of the month.
Re-registration reminder: We have begun accepting new students for next year. Please be sure that you have re-registered your child and registered any siblings to assure yourself a spot.
Chris Kelly 

 February 4 - 7 is an A 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.


Catholic Schools Night 
with the
Washington Wizards!

$5 of every ticket will be donated back to BSS

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!


Gods - $500+
Ashley & Jeremy Allen
Anna & Christopher Brown
Sarah & Bruce Cormier
Amy & Bob Dean
Elizabeth Drake 
Rickie Niceta & Thomas Lloyd
Lisa & David Madden
Beth & Brian Maloney
Ann & John McAllister
Lauren & Brody Mullins
Alex Walsh & Brendan O'Brien
Renee & Tyson Redpath
Tiffany & Dan Sanders
Shanti Stanton
Shay & Robert Thorne
Lisa & Rich White

Athletes - $250
Nellie & Seth Benhard
Erin & David Burns
Deirdre & Brian Christin
Nancy & Jim Cleary
Laura & Brian Connolly
Lindsay & Patrick Conway
Susan Murray & Chris Erceg
Elizabeth & John Funderburk
Barbara Noguera & Arthur Frye
Jeran & John Gimigliano
Angela & Joshua Grossfeld
Allyson & Jay Hauck
Eleanor & Matt Hopkins
Giulia & Philip Jaeger
Kate O'Scannlain & Matt       Johnson
Ashley & Brett Kavanaugh
Michelle Malloy & Chris Kelly
Meg & Thomas Knight
Natalie & RJ Laukitis
Jennifer & Barton Leonard
MaryAnn & Nick Luongo
Dora Rioja-Mazza & Joseph     Mazza
Athena & Greg Meyers
Gillian & John Mullins
Cari & Mike O'Malley
Alicia Abell & Will Peppo
Julia & Ed Power 
Mary & Sergio Santiviago
Mary & Joe Seidel
Diane & Chris Simal
Mary & Doug Skorny
Ashley & Bentley Storm
Mimi Burke & Jarrett Thomas
Spectators - $150
Ashley Wells & Henry Arango
Jillian Bastow & Richard Bangs
Andi & Clark Bottner
Gretchen & Michael Bukowski
Sarah & Brian Crawford
Sally & Jonathan Diffley
Mary Beth Donahue
Laura & Matthew Fetters
Keelin & Paul Gallagher
Karen & Robert Graves
Elaine & Cabral Hobson
Joanna & Phil Kerpen
Katie & Bob Krantz
Monica Murphy-Kumar &   Ramesh Kumar
Erin & John Larkin
Katie & John Leachman
Liza &  Andreas & Lindenberg
Amanda & John Loveland
Monica & John Mastal
Meg & Jimmy Molloy
Erin & Matt Ritz
Oriana & Jim Rodgers
Jen & Mike Rowan
Julie & Kevin Ryan
Tania & Walter Sechriest
Erin & John Sowanick
Ashley Wells

(Benefactor List as of Wednesday, January 30)

Tickets to the auction sold separately.

T o Become a Benefactor, go to
The first play rehearsal has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 7th after school. 
5-8th grade registrations are now late.  
Email if you missed the deadline.
  1. GOLD - Buy a bottle before March 9 and donate it right at Circle Wine & Spirits.  Circle will hold the bottle at the store for collection by the Wine Cellar.  Mention BSS at register and your full purchase creates an additional donation.  Circle has a list of suggestions for help in choosing great wines.
  2. SILVER - Drop off a bottle before March 9.  If you choose to donate a wine bottle you already have, you can drop it off in 2 places.  Please tape a note with your family's name on the bottle to allow us to give you credit in the list of donors to the Wine Cellar at the auction.
       a.  Fendig House, 3803 Thornapple Street, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
       b.  Blessed Sacrament front desk  
  3. BRONZE - Make any purchase at Circle.  Mention BSS at the register and your purchase creates a donation.
Bottle names and vintages will be listed in the auction materials.   Questions? Please contact Charles Fendig,, 703-298-5719.

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

Wine Excursion!

Sign up party coming Soon... 22 tickets only!

When? May 31st. 10am pick up, 3:00pm return. 

Transportation, picnic lunch, 2 wineries, & tastings included. Fun guaranteed.
Keep your eye out. Sign up for this will be live Feb 11.

To sign up visit

Take advantage of the Family Discount!
$25 for the 1st book and $18 for each additional book.
A limited number of yearbooks will be printed, so reserve your copy before they sell out! 

Yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school.  

Click here to order your copy now!

Our annual Pennies for Patients campaign kicks off on Monday, February 4th!
More information will be forthcoming, but start saving those pennies now.
- MARCH 9, 2019 -


Perfect Settings
- GOLD -
Circle Wine & Spirits   Ridgewells Catering 
John C. Grimberg Co.  
Chevy Chase Pediatric Dentistry    
Francis J. Collins Funeral Homes, Inc.
Steve & Ellen Conley

For more information, go to  or email

Shop Amazon and Earn Money for BSS!

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

A Message From Your  Home & School Association

Dear Parents,
What a fabulous week! Even with the snow day and delayed openings I think it's safe to say that Catholic School's Week was a success! 

On Thursday we honored our talented faculty and staff with a catered breakfast from The Omelette Guys! Thank-you to our hospitality committee for handling all aspects of the event.

Thank-you to the faculty and staff for the delicious breakfast treats on Tuesday morning. I know we as parents all felt very appreciated. 

We've got a little over a mont until the Benefit. The benefit is the best party of the year. The auction chairs are still looking for items to auction off, if you have anything please reach out to them at:

Have a great weekend!

Grace G. McNicholas 
The Omelette Guys, showing our appreciation for the BSS faculty and staff!
Save the Date!
Pancakes and PJs is happening really, really soon! 
You're invited! 
We want to party with you! Come to the benefit, party with your friends, and support BSS!
Wrap Up of Last Week's Fundraisers: 

Amazon: We made $194.84 for the month of December. Great job everyone! Keep clicking on the Amazon logo on the home page before you place your next order on Amazon.

And here's what else is coming up in February:

2/4: Uniform Exchange, 2:30-3:30pm
2/8: Apres Ski party - Sold Out! 
2/13: Uniform Exchange, 7:45-8:30am
2/25: Bake Sale