Thursday, January 17th
3:00 PM - Cheer Practice - Routine

Friday, January 18th
Early Release - 11:30 AM
Club Knight Open - 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - Athletic Recognition Ceremony
4:00 PM - JV Girls Basketball vs BCA (H)
5:15 PM - JV Boys Basketball vs BCA (H)

Saturday, January 19th
9:00 AM - Reconciliation Workshop - Church
9:30 AM - JV Girls Basketball vs SLS (H)
10:40 AM - JV Boys Basketball vs SLS (H)
11:50 AM - Varsity Girls Basketball vs SLS (H)
1:00 PM - Varsity Boys Basketball vs SLS (H)

Sunday, January 20th
4:00 PM - Cheer Practice - Routine

Monday, January 21st
School Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Club Knight is Closed

Thursday, January 24th
3:00 PM - Cheer Practice - Routine

Friday, January 25th
Dress Down - PJ Day!
8:45 AM - Mass
3:00 PM - Cheer Practice - Routine

Saturday, January 26th
9:30 AM - JV Girls Basketball vs IHM (A)
10:40 AM - JV Boys Basketball vs IHM (A)
11:50 AM - Varsity Girls Basketball vs IHM (A)
1:00 PM - Varsity Boys Basketball vs IHM (A)
Knight News
IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Early Release
On Friday, January 18th, we will have early release at 11:30 AM. Club Knight will be open from 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day the school will be closed and there will be no Club Knight.
BSS celebrates Catholic Schools Week and Spirit Week January 27th-February 1st

We will celebrate Catholic Schools Week and Spirit Week January 27th-February 1,2019.  Mark your calendar for all of the fun! The theme of this year's Catholic Schools Week is once again, Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service. We celebrate Catholic Schools Week each year with Catholic Schools around the United States!

Friday, January 25th
Spirit Week Kickoff Theme: PJ Day  
 
Sunday, January 27th: Catholic Schools Week Mass
All students and families are asked to attend the 10:30 a.m. Mass and students are asked to wear your school uniform. Mass will be led by the MS Rock Band 
Expo in the Gathering Space from 9:00 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Each morning a member of AYLA or Student Council will read a prayer that connects to the daily theme.   
 
Monday, January 28:  Faith, Knowledge, and Service: In Our Community/Families
Spirit Week Theme:  Favorite Color 
Community Service Event:  Canned food drive- We want to collect 1000+ lbs .
Parents: Look for a special treat in today’s pick up line or at Club Knight pick up!
 
Tuesday, January 29: Faith, Knowledge, and Service: In Our Faculty, Staff and Volunteers
Spirit Week Theme:  Wacky-Tacky Day
BSS Alumni from Bishop McGuiness will read to Preschool-2nd grade- time TBD
Faculty: Faculty Luncheon and other stuff.  

Wednesday, January 30: Faith, Knowledge, and Service: In Our Nation
Spirit Week Theme:  Winter School Uniform-no PE uniform
8:45--Prayer Service- Local leaders, vets, firefighter, police etc. have been invited to attend
9:45-10:15- Preschool-4th Grade Flash Forward.
 * 4th Flash Forward Schedule will be at different times. 
9:30-9:50- Spanish
9:50-10:00- FB in Spanish Class
10:00-10:20-Science
10:20-10:40-Math with Mrs. Sebastian and Mrs. Hipps
10:45-11:05-Religion
11:10-11:30-SS
11:40-12:00-LA with Mrs. Byerly 

Thursday, January 31: Faith, Knowledge, and Service: In Our Vocations
Spirit Week Theme:  Sports Day
8:30- 8th Grade Bible Bee
9:30-10:30- Wax Museum (7th Grade), Presentation of Plagues (6th) and Sacraments (5th)
1:00- Chancellor Abbot Placid Solari from Belmont Abbey-Guest Speaker-4th-8th Grade

Annual January Town Hall Meeting at Blessed Sacrament School
6:00-6:25 p.m .- Town Hall Meeting
6:30-7:00 Flash Forward I for Little Knights-5th; Parents "Flash Forward" and visit their child's 2019-2020 teacher and classroom. 5th will meet with MS teachers in MPR. 
High School Information Expo- 6:30-7:30-Cafe  
7:00-7:30 p.m.-Flash Forward Round II

Friday, February 1: Faith, Knowledge, and Service: In Our Students
Spirit Week Theme: Blue and Gold Day
Ice Cream served during lunch
Pep Rally at 2:05

Student Council Spirit Week Recap 
Friday, January 25- PJ Day
Monday: Favorite Color Day
Tuesday: Wacky Tacky Day
Wednesday: Winter Uniform-no PE uniform
Thursday: Sports Day
Friday: Blue and Gold Day

During Catholic Schools Week, we like to provide at least one meal for our teachers and staff. January is the perfect time for a warm bowl of soup! Click the link below to sign up!

Important Enrollment Information for 2019-2020 School Year

Today, January 16: FACTS is now open for existing families to apply for scholarship dollars.

January 25: Contracts sent to existing families not requesting scholarship dollars.

February 1: The 2019-20 new student application for the Opportunity Scholarship Program opens February 1, 2019. The priority deadline is March 1, 2019. The application will close June 1, 2019. ( Click here for more information)

February 8: Contracts due with $265 enrollment fee.

February, 15th: Deadline to apply for scholarship dollars in FACTS and submit tax forms to FACTS

March 1: Contracts mailed to families requesting scholarship dollars. A letter enclosed will note if scholarship dollars were or were not allotted. Also enclosed will be a commitment to volunteer form.

March 15: Contracts due with $265 enrollment fee.

A separate communication detailing the above information will be going out to all families.
BSS Rocks!

Students had a fantastic time at the Middle School Dance.
Annual BSS Auction - Night for the Knights!
Our Annual School Auction is on March 16, 2019. Save the Date!

Our auction committee is working hard to make this a fun and exciting auction.
Prayer Requests
Please pray for Millie Sullivan, mother of Mrs. Kearney as she recovers from a fall.

Congratulations and prayers to the Brantley family, Lilly (Pre-4) on the birth of son, Theodore Elliot.

Prayers for the Mitchell family.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Community,

As the enrollment time process begins, Mr. Lynch has posted a schedule in today’s chronicle. Please review so deadlines will not be missed. Thank you.

Iowa Assessments
Iowa Assessments will be sent home on Wednesday, January 23. Teachers will be using them during our professional development on Friday, January 18.

Maria Gomez
Classroom Connection
Art Students Enter Poster Contest

BSS is participating in an art contest through NC-DOT Aviation Department, "My Dream to Fly." Here is one of the numerous BSS entries, by Eleanor Acaro Burbridge..
Parent's in Partnership
Messages from our Head Class Captain

Want to learn more about the teachers and staff at BSS? The link below shows responses to a questionnaire they were given. Feel free to use this information to spoil any of these amazing employees!
Scroll across the bottom to see all responses! These will be updated throughout the year!
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Tuition Assistance
Tuition Assistance   is available to families who wish to provide a Blessed Sacrament School education to their children but are unable to afford the full cost of the education. All assistance is offered on the basis of demonstrated need, and all assistance recipients must complete a Grant & Aid Application through FACTS Management Services to be eligible for tuition assistance. 

We strongly encourage Pre Kindergarten families to apply for the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship in addition to their FACTS application. 

The transition from Pre Kindergarten to Kindergarten is the one time an existing school family may apply and be considered for the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship.   

Blessed Sacrament Tuition Assistance Application is open and accepting applications for new and returning students.

North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Application opens by early February, 2019.
 
If you need help or have questions about Kindergarten enrollment or tuition assistance, please contact David Lynch, Admissions Director at 336.570.0019
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Spread the word to prospective students! Visit BSS!

Winter Open House

Wednesday, March 14th
Drop in between 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m
Prospective families with children rising Preschool through rising 7th grade are invited to attend our Winter Open House
Link Your VIC Cards
Each school year VIC cards must be "re-linked in order for Blessed Sacrament School to receive the benefits of your shopping. Visit www.harristeeter.com and look for the Together in Education section to link your card. Every dollar helps our school
Link Your Lowes Card
With Cart to Class, Lowes Foods will give up to a quarter of a million dollars to local schools this year. To participate, just enroll Blessed Sacrament School on your Fresh Rewards card, and start earning for our school. Click Here
Community News
ANNUAL MIDDLE SCHOOL VARSITY BASKETBALL NIGHT
Friday, January 18th
6:30 pm tip off for the varsity girls following the varsity boys
 
All middle school students and their families receive free admission to the game!
The middle school pit is back, prizes and MORE!

Arrive early to line up on the court as the teams enter
ABSS Early College

ABSS Early College @ ACC Applications for 2019-20 are due to Middle School Guidance Counselors or Early College by Tuesday, 1/29/19. Be sure to download the form and open them from within Acrobat Reader. The form will not work in a web browser.
Inviting all 6th, 7th and 8th graders to join "The Edge" Junior Youth Ministry (JYM). Get to know other youth of our Parish community while having fun participating in social and service activities and learning about our faith. Meetings are at the school on Fridays of the second week of the month from 5:30 - 8 pm (includes pizza supper) and on the 1st Sunday of each month from 6 - 8pm.
Our next time together is Sunday, January 6th from 6-8:00 at the church.

Meeting dates & locations for the year are as follows:
Fridays
January 18,   BS Church
February 15,  BS School
March 15,    BS Church
April 12      BS School
May 10      BS Church
Sundays at BS Church
February 3rd
March 3rd
April 7th
May 5th