Dear Parents,

Heeere's the Benefit!

Yes, it's arrived and we hope to see everyone there tomorrow night. Each year the benefit committee spends months planning this event and it never fails to exceed expectations. In addition to the substantial silent and live auction items, each year the committee throws in a surprise or two and this year will be no different. We 'd love to see you tomorrow night and we'd love even more to see you in costume.

Calendar Reminder: Teachers are attending professional development next Friday (March 15). NO SCHOOL that day.
 
Faithfully,
Chris Kelly

 March 11 - 14 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.
Let the Games Begin!
 
2019 BENEFIT

'THE BSS GAMES'
Tomorrow Night
MARCH 9
 

 Online Registration closes at 8pm TONIGHT!
Ticket price increases if you wait.

Tickets will be available at the door.
 
Hope to see you all there!  


The Olympic Committee apologizes for omitting the following Benefactor ads from the Auction Catalog!
 
 
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 $37,150 TO DATE:

Gods - $500+
Tatiana & Bernando Ahlborn  
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
Kate Monahan & Dave Missar
Lauren & Brody Mullins
Alex Walsh & Brendan O'Brien
Renee & Tyson Redpath
Tiffany & Dan Sanders
Shanti Stanton
Shay & Robert Thorne
Lisa & Rich White
Michelle & Matthew Wolf

Athletes - $250
Misty & Mark Belles
Nellie & Seth Benhard
Erin & David Burns
Deirdre & Brian Christin
Nancy & Jim Cleary
Caroline Curtin & Merritt Connell
Laura & Brian Connolly
Lindsay & Patrick Conway
Bryan & Ceane Corbett
Shannon & Josh Corless
Michael & Paula DiLorenzo
Susan & Richard DiMaio
Susan Murray & Chris Erceg
Maria Fisher & Charles Fendig
Elizabeth & John Funderburk
Barbara Noguera & Arthur Frye
Jeran & John Gimigliano
Angela & Joshua Grossfeld
Allyson & Jay Hauck
Eleanor & Matt Hopkins
Allison & Michael Jacobs 
Giulia & Philip Jaeger
Kate O'Scannlain & Matt       Johnson
Ashley & Brett Kavanaugh
Michelle Malloy & Chris Kelly
Tracy & C.J. Kline
Meg & Thomas Knight
Natalie & RJ Laukitis
Jennifer & Barton Leonard
MaryAnn & Nick Luongo
Elena & Greg Lynett
Dora Rioja-Mazza & Joseph     Mazza 
Gitte & Bernie McGuire
Athena & Greg Meyers
Gillian & John Mullins
Cari & Mike O'Malley
Kathleen & Doug Pagliaro
Alicia Abell & Will Peppo
Maura Reidy & Peter Pfohl 
Julia & Ed Power
Mary & Sergio Santiviago
Mercedes Rubio & Nicholas     Saunders, Jr 
Mary & Joe Seidel
Diane & Chris Simal
Mary & Doug Skorny
Ashley & Bentley Storm
Mimi Burke & Thomas Jarrett
Spectators - $150
Elizabeth & Anthony Angelo
Ashley Wells & Henry Arango
Jillian Bastow & Richard Bangs 
Anne & Hunter Bennett
Andi & Clark Bottner
Gretchen & Michael Bukowski
Sarah & Brian Crawford
Sally & Jonathan Diffley
Mary Beth Donahue
Marla Bilonick & Tim Doyle
Laura & Matthew Fetters
Courtney & Todd Fletcher
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
Kerry & Scott Matejik
Reenie & Martin McCarthy
Anna & Mike Meenan
Colleen & Jim Molloy
Meg & Jimmy Molloy
Julie & Brian Murphy 
Erin & Matt Ritz
Oriana & Jim Rodgers
Jen & Mike Rowan
Julie & Kevin Ryan
Tania & Walter Sechriest
Erin & John Sowanick
Joyce & Marc Sozio
Ashley Wells



Tickets to the auction sold separately.

T o Become a Benefactor, go to  bss.maestroweb.com
Week of the Arts
March 20-22nd

*NO Hot Lunch available*

K-4 parents are welcome to check the sign up geniuses that were sent last week to volunteer for afternoon arts activities in the classrooms and various activities for each grade level.

Click here for a schedule of events and workshop details.

Please contact Yves Clark with any questions at yclark@blessedsacramentdc.org .
FREE LOGO EMBROIDERY
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Pin: 8674   
Ends: 4/5   

AND 20% OFF SELECT UNIFORM POLOS  
Now is a great time to stock up on extras, find comfortable clothes for spring, and get the right fit for kids going through a growth spurt. 

Irish eyes will be smiling at "Sunday is Special-Wearing O' the Green" on March 17th after the 9:00am Mass. 

Deck yourself in your green and meet other parishioners for coffee and donuts! 

It's Ireland for the day, so let's brave the blustery weather and meet outside the front doors of the church!! (If necessary, due to inclement weather, we will announce an indoor spot.) 

Fun for Mam, Da and all the bairns!!!
Interested in enjoying family togetherness in a serene, unplugged environment?
 
If you are looking for ways to deepen your faith, have fun with family and friends, and create lasting memories for you and your children, we invite you to consider attending the 2019 Labor Day Family Retreat at Camp Maria, Leonardtown, Maryland.  http://campmaria.org/  
 
This three-day retreat for adults, families, and children takes place every year at the site of a former camp for girls in Southern Maryland overlooking beautiful Breton Bay (about two hours from DC).  The retreat features daily outdoor mass, adult faith formation sessions with a priest and supervised crafts and sports for the children.  Campers stay in furnished cabins and eat communal meals in a beautiful dining room with a spectacular view.  There is free time for swimming, canoeing, crabbing, bingo and old fashioned fun for all ages.
 
We are looking for families with young children to join our group in 2019.   Please contact BS parishioner Susan Campbell (susanmariecampbell@yahoo.com) for more information.


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!

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 The Home & School Association
Dear Parents, 

We're in the home stretch, the Benefit is tomorrow night! It's going to be a fantastic night, I'm looking forward to seeing everyone there. If you can't make it, but would still like to donate, you can do so at bss.maestroweb.com.

On Tuesday night we had our Pancakes and PJs dinner. Thank-you to Anna Meenan, Ann O'Brien, and Sam Cicotello for putting on this fantastic community building event! We also had the help of some dedicated parents who helped set-up, flip pancakes, make batter, and clean up. A special thank-you to, Tiffany Cissna, Sara Andrews, Kim Cauthen, Erin Sowanick, Cindy Dowd, Paul O'Brien, Brian Searby, Eric Stogoski, Renee Redpath, Bo Christin, Deirdre Christin, and Laura Grimm. This event was only a success because of them - thank-you! We had over 160 people attend the dinner;  what a perfect way to begin the Lenten season! 

Myself, and the entire HSA, is looking forward to seeing all you tomorrow night at the Benefit. We'l see you there! 

Warmly,
Grace G. McNicholas
Action shot from Pancakes & PJs.
Dining Night, Monday and Tuesday!
The boys are back in town!

Ledo's pizza wants to give back to BSS, 
and we're going to let them.
Stop by Monday and Tuesday, March 11 & 12, 
dine in or carry out, either way, Ledo's will give BSS us a percentage of the profits.

Win-win-win.
Here's what's coming up in March:

3/9: Spring Benefit! 
3/11 & 3/12: Dining Nights at Ledo's 
3/28: Box Tops Collection
  Wrap Up of Last Week's Fundraisers:

Pancake Dinner:  The Pancake Dinner made over $700! Thank-you to all our rockstar parents who volunteered and came out and enjoyed some pancakes! 

Uniform Exchange: Last week's Uniform Exchange made $20. Although it didn't bring in a lot of money, it served its purpose to provide affordable uniforms to our school community.