Dear Parents,
 
Ho ho ho!
 
Our big musical festivities and our school celebrations are mostly behind us.
The Lessons and Carols have been sung by the fifth grade. The Grumpy Shepherd is no longer grumpy thanks to the first grade and all levels of choirs and bands entertained us with (mostly) Christmas music at our Winter Concert on Tuesday. In addition, the big blue spruce outside of the church was officially 'lit' last night with the help of the Knight boys and our teachers were celebrated at the rectory with our annual Christmas social hosted by the Home and School Association. And...it's only December 14.
 
Which is great news because it allows the last week of school to be a little more focused on other Christmas messages. We'll still have some celebrations (like Las Pasadas and the Polar Express) but we'll also finish our time before Christmas gathering together for a school Mass on Friday. It's a perfect way to celebrate as a school and to focus on the little baby Jesus...the heart of our religion and the heart of this school.
   
Faithfully,
 
Chris Kelly 

December 17 - 20  is an 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.

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! 
Announcing... the 2019 School Musical
Performances: April 12 & 13
All K-8th graders invited to participate!
Look for a registration form in January
 

Applications are due today!

Please don't forget.   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.  
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!

SAVE THE DATE!

Monday, January 28, 2019

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

Stay tuned for more details...
A Message From Your  Home & School Association

Dear Parents,

We did it! I am happy to report that we collected $26,565 for the Faculty & Staff Christmas Fund. Great job! Because of your generosity we are able to give our faculty and staff sizable Visa gift cards - bravo!

Now that 2018 is winding down, the HSA is winding up for the Spring Benefit! Below you will find ways to get involved and help out. Right now, we're looking for Benefactors. When you become a Benefactor, your donation goes directly to the Sister Rose Tuition Assistance Fund. HSA needs to raise at least $40,000 for this fund. So please consider being a Benefactor - it's a simple way to continue giving the gift of a Blessed Sacrament education to our children. 

Thank-you for all you do! And please remember, I am always here for questions. 

Warmly,
Grace G. McNicholas 
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
BSS Ornaments!

 We have just 10
Blessed Sacrament Ornaments left.
 
Questions? Email Julie Ryan at  jryan@acceleronlaw.com
Wrap Up of Last Week's Fundraisers: 

Child's Play Private Shopping Event: Our calculator is malfunctioning! Check back next week for the final numbers. 
And here's what's coming up in December:

12/14: Faculty & Staff Christmas Party, for our beloved faculty  and staff, sponsored by HSA.