Dear Parents,


Today we celebrated the life of one of our most distinguished pastors. Monsignor Thomas Duffy shepherded the Blessed Sacrament community for 26 years. He was known as a faithful steward of the church, a thoughtful and wise pastor who may have been known for a gentle Irish sense of humor, often only suggested by the twinkle in his eye. He walked the gym each school morning saying a rosary and praying for the children. In honor of his memory, I would ask that everyone consider helping with something that we all know was dear to his heart, our school.
 
While we are preparing to apply for our second recognition as a Blue Ribbon school, we are also looking forward to our next school year and planning for our Open House on November 15th. We have always prided ourselves on the education that we provide the children and we want to continue to provide that opportunity to as many students as possible. In light of that, please pass the word about our Open House to anyone who you think would benefit from this special school community. We really want to push for strong enrollment next year...please help with this effort! We look forward to another 95 years.

If you would like to be a more active part of our Open House, we are looking for volunteer tour guides. We anticipate a large turn out and will need your help. Please contact Nancy Ryan if you are interested.
 
Faithfully,
Chris Kelly

October 22-25 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.
All New BSS Parents are  
Cordially Invited to
Coffee with the Principal
 
Wednesday, October 24
8am to 9am
 
Coffee, croissants and chat in the school library.
 
Please RSVP to Amanda Loveland at aloveland@blessedsacramentdc.org



SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR IS NEXT WEEK!
 
Thursday: 7:30am - 4pm
7:30-8:00am  
Muffins for Moms & Dads 
Friday: 7:30am - 1:30pm
Sunday: 9am - 12:30pm
Donuts after Mass  

If able to spare some time to help out, please click here to sign up.

For questions, please contact:
Michelle:  mawconnolly@gmail.com
   

Open House Dates-Send to your friends!

Thursday, November 15 -  9am coffee, followed by faculty remarks, student/parent led tours, plus Q & A session with principal and admissions personnel.  Held in the parish center for interested parents Grades K-8.

Thursday, January 10 - 7pm wine and cheese, followed by faculty remarks, student/parent led tours, plus Q & A session with principal and admissions personnel.  Held in the parish center for interested parents Grades K-8.

Tour leaders needed!!
Please email Nancy Ryan at nryan@blessedsacramentdc.org if you can serve in this role -no experience necessary at all!

All materials sent to you in advance and you are accompanied by a member of our student government.
Pizza Sale
 
Friday, October 26

Immediately following 12:30pm dismissal in the auditorium 
 
Pizza supplied by Potomac Pizza

Enjoy a slice of pizza, a drink (soda or water), and a dessert all for only $5.00!!

All are welcome, including siblings, parents, and caregivers.
Pick up by 1pm from the auditorium.

*Sponsored by the 8th grade*

 
40% off Full-Price Styles at LANDS' END
Plus FREE Shipping on Orders $50+
Promo Code: CORN
PIN: 3026
Valid October 18, 2018 to October 23, 2018
 
Lands' End provides rewards to Blessed Sacrament School for all school apparel purchases, so be sure to shop using this link.  

Friday, November 9th from 1:30 - 4:30pm 
Monday, November 12th from 8:30am - 1pm
 
Parent/teacher conferences will be held Friday, November 9th, from 1:30pm - 4:30pm and Monday, November 12th, from 8:30am - 1pm in 15 minute time slots (Friday is a 12:30pm dismissal and there is no school on Monday).  Once again, we will be using PickATime, an online scheduler, to schedule the conferences.
 
The online scheduler will open next, Thursday, October 25th at 9am and close at 12pm on Thursday, November 8th. Parents will receive an email next Wednesday, October 24 will instructions on how to schedule a conference.
 
***K-5 conferences are with the teachers and parents ONLY (please do not bring any K-5 students or younger siblings to conferences). However, middle school students are expected to attend the conference with their parents.
Halloween Parade 
Wednesday, October 31  
2:15pm on the blacktop  
 
Please join us for the Annual Halloween Parade! The parade lasts about 15-20mins. Students in grades K-5 may bring their costumes to school and change before the parade. Middle school students attend, but do not participate in the parade. Every class will have a small Halloween celebration in the classroom before or after the parade (check emails from room parents for details). 

Students may accessorize their uniforms with Halloween flare (socks, tights, hats, headbands, necklaces, etc.) It is not a dress down day!
SAVE THE DATE
Thursday, November 29th
Private Shopping Event at 
Child's Play  
(5536 Connecticut Avenue NW)  
from 7-9pm 
 
Do some holiday shopping you already have to do anyway and they'll donate 10% of eligible purchases to the HSA.
 
Projects the HSA has helped fund in the past include the Week of the Arts and a technology fund. 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!
Come one, come all if you are a teen who needs service hours!
 
The Sodality Bazaar will take place on Saturday, November 10 and we need lots of help from teen volunteers.   
 
We can put you to work (with adult supervision,) setting up and decorating on Friday, November 9 from 1pm-5pm. And we will need help all day Saturday beginning at 9am, and ending at approximately 5pm.   
 
So, if you need service hours, we need you!!  Contact Nancy Ryan at  
 
The Blessed Sacrament Christmas Ornaments are still on sale, but not for long!
 
Purchase a beautiful one-of-a-kind keepsake ornament for your Christmas tree and help support our school!
 
These ornaments are ceramic, hand-crafted and painted with the Blessed Sacrament coat of arms, and will look great on your Christmas tree for years to come.
 
Only a few left - don't miss out!  
 
 Orders will be distributed the week of November 12th.  
 
Proceeds benefit the HSA.
 
Questions? Email Julie Ryan at jryan@acceleronlaw.com
Spring Benefit 

2019 Wine Cellar 
 
The BSS Spring Benefit is not until March 2019, but you can begin helping the school now!  The BSS purchase credit is available at Circle Wine & Spirits.  Remember to please go to Circle to buy wine, beer or other needs and your purchase will benefit BSS and the 2019 Spring Benefit.  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!
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