Dear Parents,

Great Back to School Night week!

Thank you to all of the parents who came to find out about the exciting school year ahead for your children. Thank you to the teachers for helping the evenings to flow so positively. Thank you to all of the volunteers who a) volunteer and b) man tables in the gym to solicit more volunteers. Thank you to all of the Home and School and School Advisory Board parents that help the school in that capacity (particularly the Hospitality committee of HSA for the munchies). Thank you to Grace and Brian for presenting the benefit theme with such a great video.

The beginning of the year has been very positive so far but just when we got things mostly smoothed out on Chevy Chase Parkway (No U-turns), they have decided to repave it. The work began today and will continue into next week. I am uncertain as to when we will be able to use it. Please plan accordingly. (We will send home information as soon as we know when it will reopen.) We would urge parents to consider coming just a few minutes earlier next week. If we can get enough children dropped off between 7:45 and 8:00, we will be able to get many more cars through the blacktop. We will be mindful of potential challenges and a little more lenient with late slips until this paving project is complete. Please be patient with us through these couple of days. Please be patient as well turning into the apartment parking lot. We'll do what we can to help move cars along, try to keep your drop off as brief as possible.

Thank you, enjoy your weekend.

Attention: We were made aware of suspicious men in a white van approaching a student from Deale yesterday near Reno Road and 39th Street. The child ignored them and rode his bike away. The police have been notified. Just a reminder to have children be aware of surroundings and avoid strangers.

Faithfully,
Chris Kelly

September 16 - 20 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.


Blessed Sacrament Professionals Networking

Come mingle with us! BSPN is holding its first event on September 17th from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Avenue. It's a networking event that will include a discussion with parishioner Brian Kelly, Editor and Chief Content Officer at US News & World Report. It's casual with cash bar and complimentary appetizers.

Please click here to RSVP.

Attention 8th Grade Parents!  
 
You are invited to  
High School Information Night
Wednesday, September 18th at 7:30pm in the auditorium.  
 
Principal Kelly will discuss the High School Placement Test (HSPT) as well as the high school application process. Each family will be given a folder with information pertaining to the process and an ADW directory of high schools.  We encourage you to attend. 
 
We've got spirit, yes we do!
 
Fall is just around the corner.  Have you ordered your uniform approved sweatshirts and sweatpants yet? Orders received by September 15th will be delivered the first week of October. 
 
You can order online at bss.maestroweb.com  or visit the Spirit Wear Table at Back to School Night next week.
 

Last Minute Request for Student Volunteers!!!           
Come Earn Service Hours!
Collect School Supplies for the annual School Supply Drive for our sister school -St. Thomas More!            
              
Saturday, September 14 before and after 5:30pm mass
Sunday, September 15  before and after 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:30pm & 5:30pm masses 
        
 2 service hours each mass (7:30 am - 2.5 hrs)
                         
For more details/ sign up, please contact Pat Kavanaugh, Parish Director of Social Concerns, at pkavanaugh@blessedsacramentdc.org or 202.449.3987. 

Be a Blessed Sacrament All Event All Star!

Looking for a streamlined way to support BSS and maximize sponsorship marketing benefits? Sign up to be an All Event All Star. This limited-time offer includes sponsorship of the Smyth Fund Golf Classic (next month), The Annual Spring Benefit and The Bulldog 5K.

The Smyth Fund Golf Classic is just around the corner! Act now to grab your naming opportunity. Benefit Advertising benefits will extend through the 2020-2021 school year with an ad in the School Directory.

Click here for the exciting details! 

Email Amanda Loveland at aloveland@blessedsacramentdc.org with questions or to secure your sponsorship.

Tuesday, September 24
4-9 pm

Please come join us for some great food, good company, and most importantly to help BLESSED SACRAMENT raise money!

Dine in or carry out at Potomac Pizza and 20% of all proceeds will be donated to BSS!

Be sure mention Blessed Sacrament School before you pay.

Potomac Pizza
19 Wisconsin Circle
Chevy Chase
301.951.1127

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 tickets for the Nerf and LEGO raffle baskets, 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!
Looking for Girl Scout Troop Leaders!

If you are interested in leading a Girl Scout troop for your daughter's grade, please contact Nikole Flax at nikoleflax@gmail.com.  The commitment can be as much or as little as you like as troop activities vary based on the capacity of the leadership and parents.

 
Calling all Women of Blessed Sacrament!
 
Walking with Purpose starts THIS Tuesday, September 17th. Please join other women as we are reminded of how much God loves us and He is our hope. We will be doing two Bible studies this year. You may join for one or both. We will start this fall with Living in the Father's Love (only 6 weeks - come try it out!) and then follow with Grounded in Hope (17 weeks).
 
NEW this year - 2 sessions on Tuesdays
(one in the morning and one in the evening)
Mornings: 8:45-10:30am in the Parish Center Lower Level
Evenings: 7:30-9:30pm in the School Library
 
You may contact co-coordinators Pixie Ruhlmann and Tiffany Cissna at wwpblessedsacramentdc@gmail.com.  


For more information and to register, please click here.  
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DROP Box Tops at the front office. 
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