Dear Parents,

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thanks to everyone for your participation in the Thanksgiving food drive. Yet again, we were able to fill a van from the Spanish Catholic Center to help families celebrate next week. We know this is a time of year when we ask our families for a lot. The great news is that our school community always comes through!

Speaking of which...

The Greg Gannon Canned Food Drive is coming!

This year, we are striving to reach our 2,000,000th can! While this effort has now extended far beyond Blessed Sacrament, this is where it started and we still do it best. This year we will continue our competition with Holy Redeemer AND we have added an in-house Blue/Gold competition as well. As you celebrate with your family next week, keep an eye out for any unused cans that you might be able to contribute. We want to continue to honor Greg Gannon and continue to support thousands of families around the region with food through the holiday season.
 
Faithfully,
Chris Kelly

Next Tuesday, November 26 is a 12:30 dismissal. School will be closed next Wednesday - Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 25 is a B day
for lunch duty.   
 
Hot lunch is $4.50 for the day. 
 
Click here to sign up for lunch duty.
Click here to download the lunch menu.
Click here to download the December lunch menu.
Click here to order lunch online.
 
Faculty and Staff Christmas Gift Fund
It's that time of year - time to thank our wonderful faculty and staff by donating to the Christmas Fund. The money raised is a much appreciated Christmas bonus for our faculty and staff.

We encourage everyone to skip the individual teacher gifts and contribute to the Faculty and Staff Christmas Fund instead!  Donation are managed entirely by the HSA and
all the names of those who donate (not contribution amounts) will be given to our faculty and staff, so they will know you were thinking of them. 

Cross this item off your Christmas to-do  list and donate here today!
The Greg Gannon Canned Food Drive only has 5 territories left to fill! Please consider volunteering!

Territory Leaders: Please pick up your bags, maps, and door hangers at the Parish Center Saturday, November 30 between 5pm - 7pm or Sunday, December 1 between 9am - 2pm and 5pm - 7pm.

Join us to kick off the Canned Food Pick Up at the Parish Center on Saturday, December 7th at 8:30am. We will have refreshments, and a Christmas Tree Raffle.
Stocking Stuffer Service Project

Th e 6 th grade advisories are collecting toiletries for the homeless to be distributed at the Blessed Sacrament Soup Kitchen, the Spanish Catholic Center, St. Thomas More, and THRIVE DC. This year, our goal is to fill 300 stockings! We really need your help in order to fill them all.   
 

Kindergarten - deodorant & chapstick
1st - full-sized toothpaste & chapstick
2nd - deodorant & chapstick
3rd - full-sized toothpaste & toothbrushes
4th - full-sized toothpaste & chapstick
5th - deodorant & soap
6th - toothbrushes & soap
7th - deodorant & soap
8th - toothbrushes & chapstick
 
ALL DONATED ITEMS ARE DUE  
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6TH.  
Thank you!  

Less than two weeks until Giving Tuesday!   
 
The  #UNselfie   c ampaign is th e driving force behind our #GivingTuesday fundraising e
ffort.  
 
It is  powere d by the BSS Class of 2020. 

 
On December 3rd every gift counts!   



Please join the HSA for a
private shopping event at  
Child's Play  
5536 Connecticut Avenue NW
Thursday, December 5th
7-9pm 
 
 
 
A portion of the proceeds from all eligible sales will be donated to the HSA. Projects the HSA has helped fund in the past include a technology fund, the week of the arts, and the sound system in the gym.
 
You've got a long list to shop for: your kids, Blessed Sacrament Giving Tree gifts, Kindergarten buddies, and all those upcoming classmate birthday parties. Why not take care of all of that and earn money for the HSA at the same time? Meet a friend. Wander the store with a glass of wine and a yummy holiday treat. Shop in peace. We hope to see you there!



Pick A STAR for the Blessed Sacrament Giving Tree and help provide Christmas gifts for a child in need. 

You can request a virtual star, by clicking here. Or send an email to BSDCGivingTree@gmail.com.
 
Stars will also be distributed after all masses this weekend.
 
Or if you don't feel like shopping, you can make a donation or leave a gift or gift card.  
 
Questions? Contact Renee Redpath, Courtney Knowles or Nikole Flax at BSDCGivingTree@gmail.com.
 

ADVENT WREATH WORKSHOP

Join the Social Concerns Outreach Sunday December 1, after 10:30am 
Masses in the school auditorium.  
 
Complete a signup sheet (located in church entrances) and include a $40.00 check (cost per wreath) and drop off or mail to Blessed Sacrament Social Concerns, 3630 Quesada St. NW Wash. DC 20015.
Missing something? Might it be at school? We're doing some       
housecleaning and will be going through lost and found and the gym stage to donate found items.  
 
If your child is missing something, please come by school to look before Thanksgiving break.
  Earn cash for our school and save money while you do all your Thanksgiving shopping with special offers available through the Box Tops App.  
 
Remember to download the app and scan your receipt every time you shop to earn 10ยข per Box Tops for our school.  

For additional info and to download the app,click here.  

Remember parents: Before you make any purchases from Amazon, visit BSStoday.org first and click the Amazon logo at the bottom of the homepage! BSS will receive a percentage of all purchases made by users who
CLICK THROUGH BSSTODAY.ORG FIRST!