Dear Parents,
Spectacular chefs and Special Olympics
Today we were treated to our (now annual) celebrity chef lunch. Doug Pagliaro and John Gimigliano prepared homemade meatballs that were served as part of the school lunch today. What a great treat to end a hectic school week. M olto delizioso! If any other parents want to bring their culinary expertise, the Ladies who Lunch are always looking for ways to spice up the kitchen.
Next Saturday (March 2), we get treated to our annual Special Olympics event. This event that packs the gym every year helps us to celebrate our special relationship with this program. We have a number of parishioners who participate and we welcome Special Olympians from all over the area for a morning of cheerleading, basketball and most importantly, celebration. The third grade is busily preparing the posters for the athletes and we encourage everyone to come out and support these wonderful participants.  
Look for information about our school spirit week (March 4-8) in next week's Weekly.
Reminder:...Benefit Bake Sale next Wednesday
Chris Kelly


 February 25 - March 1 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.
Let the Games Begin!

Early Bird Ticket Rate Ends Feb 26 

Click here to view the online auction.

Our annual Pennies for Patients campaign is in full swing! Please continue to save for this worthy  charity.
Thank you.
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!


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

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
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
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
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
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
Anna & Mike Meenan
Meg & Jimmy Molloy
Erin & Matt Ritz
Oriana & Jim Rodgers
Jen & Mike Rowan
Julie & Kevin Ryan
Tania & Walter Sechriest
Erin & John Sowanick
Joyce & Marc Sozio
Ashley Wells

(Benefactor List as of Wednesday, February 20.)

Tickets to the auction sold separately.

T o Become a Benefactor, go to

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!

...Coming to Blessed Sacrament Saturday, March 2nd.  Stay tuned for more details.


GOLD - Buy and donate a bottle before March 9 at Circle Wine & Spirits. Circle will hold the bottle at the store for collection by the  Wine  Cellar. Mention BSS at the register and your full purchase creates an additional donation. Circle has a list of suggestions for help in choosing great  wines .

SILVER - Drop off a bottle before March 9.
If you choose to donate a bottle you already have, you can drop it off in 2 places. Please tape a note with your family's name on the bottle to allow us to give you credit in the list of donors. Dropoff Locations:

-Blessed Sacrament front desk  

BRONZE - Make any purchase at Circle. Mention BSS at the register and your purchase creates a donation.


Bottle names and vintages will be listed in the auction materials.   Questions? Please contact Charles Fendig,, 703-298-5719.    

Shop Amazon and Earn Money for BSS!

Don't forget to click on the Amazon logo on the homepage before you make your Amazon purchase. BSS gets a portion of the proceeds back!

A Message from The Home & School Association
Dear Parents, 

There are just 15 days left until the Spring Benefit! Our chairs have been working hard to plan a memorable event. Here's what you can do right now to support the event:

1. Sign-up to be a Benefactor.

2. Buy a ticket.

3. Can't be at the event because of a conflict? Make a donation.

4. Donate a bottle of wine to our wine cellar.

5. Rest, repeat, and pat yourself on the back because you're killing it! 

Thank-you for all you are doing to support our biggest fundraiser of the year!

Grace G. McNicholas

Wednesday, February 27th 
All items  $.50 
1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th grade families please send in bakes goods to be collected on the blacktop during Wednesday morning drop off. 

Important Details: 
* Please wrap all items individually  
* If you are making allergy free items please label if you are confident they are free of common allergens (nuts, peanuts, dairy, and gluten). 

Questions? Please email Emily Booth at
PJS and Pancakes is really, really soon! 
Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner
March 5th 6 - 7:30 pm

Click here to RSVP. 

Volunteers needed:
Are you a master pancake flipper?
We could use your skills (and electric griddles)!

Also a perfect opportunity to volunteer with your teen or tween
to get ready for Lent. Help with set up, greet, serve, and clean.

Contact: Anna Meenan to join the fun at

Here's what's coming up in February and March:

2/26: Early Bird pricing for Benefit tickets ends
2/27: Bake sale
3/4: Uniform Exchange, 2:30-3:30pm
3/5: PJs and Pancakes
3/6: Uniform Exchange, 7:45-8:30am
3/11 & 3/12: Dining Nights at Ledo's