Dear Parents,

Thank you...thank you...thank you!

Thanks to everyone who made the benefit such a success. Thank you to the bidders and the buyers; thank you to the setter uppers and the taker downers; thank you to the front and center people and everyone who worked behind the scenes; but most importantly, thank you to Celine and Katie and Ashley for all of the gold medal effort to make it happen. It takes an Olympic village to pull it off and the Blessed Sacrament community did a great job.

Now, on to a way to demonstrate how a Blessed Sacrament education 'benefits' your child (see what I did there?) The archdiocese had limited information that we could share from our standardized testing until now. There are pros and cons to releasing such information, but the decision has been made that every school will release information that shows performance results compared to public schools. This information is posted on our website, and you can access it directly by clicking here.  Please take a moment to take a look at it.

We have always been quite proud of the performance of Blessed Sacrament students and we will continue to strive to improve each year. We are delighted that we are able to share this information with you and look forward to sharing similar good news in the future.

Please remember the Week of the Arts is next week. We look forward to this great opportunity to share a variety of culture and arts with the students.

 
Faithfully,
Chris Kelly

 March 18 - 19 is an A week
for lunch duty.   
 
Hot lunch is $9.00 for the week.  
 
Click here to sign up for lunch duty.
    Click here to download the lunch menu.
Click here to order lunch online.
Week of the Arts is 
NEXT WEEK
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 .
INNOVATE THE SPACE - KINDERGARTEN!
 
IF YOU MISSED THE MAIN EVENT
THERE'S STILL TIME TO
RAISE YOUR PADDLE

for more information on this year's Raise the Paddle!
 
MAKE A GIFT HERE!



 Thank you to all the athletes, sponsors, and spectators who helped us Light the Torch at THE 2019 BSS GAMES!!
 
A SPECIAL THANKS THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS:
 
- PLATINUM -
Perfect Settings

- GOLD -
Ridgewells Catering

- SILVER -
Bethesda Orthodontics 
John C. Grimberg Co.  
 
- BRONZE - 
Chevy Chase Pediatric Dentistry    
Circle Wine & Spirits
Francis J. Collins Funeral Homes, Inc.
Steve & Ellen Conley
Gilbane
K-4th Play Rehearsal
Tuesday, March 19
 
3:15-4:00 in the gym
 
Please register in advance: Registration forms in the lobby.   
 
Questions? Email BSSLittleMermaid@gmail.com

 

Orangetheory SignUp Workout benefiting BSS! 

Get ready to work it out Orangetheory style at this private exercise class just for BSS. Sunday, March 17. We know it's St Patty's day so go earn those extra calories before you hit the pub.

Signup now at BSS.maestroweb.com!

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!!!
FREE LOGO EMBROIDERY
Code: LOGO   
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. 


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!

Helping girls to decide who they are,
 before the world tells them who they should be.

GirlsUP offers extraordinary summer programs for girls age 10-13 focused on developing character, confidence, and critical thinking through an innovative journey toward self-discovery. 


SUMMER 2019 SESSION DETAILS
Session 1: June 24-28    9am-1pm          North Chevy Chase ES                                         Session 2: July 8-12        9am-1pm       Stone Ridge School

Program Fee- $295/session
Early Bird Registration - $255/session by April 1                    
         

Day 1: Self Awareness: "To Thine Ownself Be True"
Day 2: Self Image: "To Be and Not To Seem"
Day 3: Self Expression: "Looking the World Straight in the Eye"
Day 4: Self Reliance: "Standing Strong When It Counts"
Day 5: Self Giving: "A Girl For Others"

To learn more and to register, please visit www.girlsup.org.

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, 

What a great Spring Benefit! Thank-you to our amazing Benefit chairs, Ashley Allen, Celine Delany, and Katie Krantz. They put in months of behind-the-scenes hard work for last weekend's event. Thank-you again ladies! On behalf of the HSA and the parents of BSS, we are grateful for your dedication to our school! 

Here's the breakdown of monies raised: 
Ticket Sales: $31,000
Raise the Paddle: $61,750 (restricted funds) 
Live Auction: $17,150
Online Auction: $5,977
Silent Auction: $19,859
Sponsors and Advertisers: $17,750
Benefactors (Sister Rose Tuition Assistance): $37,450
Gucci Purse Door Prize: $1,800
Diamond Earrings Door Prize: $2,500

Wow! That's a lot of money raised! If you still want to support the Benefit, you can do so by purchasing a spot for a Sign-Up Party, donating to Raise the Paddle to spiff up Kindergarten, and/or by making a donation. All can be accessed on   MaestroWeb. We still need to raise $2,550 to meet our $40,000 goal for the Sister Rose Tuition Assistance Fund, please use the donation button at the top of the MaestroWeb homepage to make a donation for this very important cause. Thank-you to our amazing and generous community for making this event another slam dunk! 

Have a great weekend!

Warmly,
Grace G. McNicholas
Here's what's coming up in March:

3/28: Box Tops Collection
  Wrap Up of Last Week's Fundraisers:

Ledo's Dining Nights: We're still waiting to hear back. Thank-you for coming out and supporting our Dining Nights!