Friday, January 11th
8:45 AM - Mass
3:00 PM - Cheer Practice - Routine

Saturday, January 12th
9:30 AM - JV Girls Basketball vs. SHS (A)
10:40 AM - JV Boys Basketball vs. SHS (A)
11:50 AM - Varsity Girls Basketball vs. SHS (A)
1:00 PM - Varsity Boys Basketball vs. SHS (A)

Sunday, January 13th
2:00 PM - Cheer Practice - Routine

Wednesday, January 16th
3:00 PM - Middle School Dance
3:15 PM - 4th Grade FLL Group B

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)

Knight News
5th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduation

Congratulations to all of the 5th Grade D.A.R.E. graduates. We are so proud of you!

The three finalists in the essay contest (Joseph Wetter, Chelsea Melendez and Tim Klein) all did an amazing job. A special congratulations to Chelsea for the winning essay!
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!  
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
10:20-10:40-Math with Mrs. Sebastian and Mrs. Hipps
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

We are planning fun activities for each day of the week honoring those who make our Catholic School possible. Be on the lookout for a special Catholic Schools Week communication in the next few days.
Box Tops for Education

Thank you all who participated in our Box Tops for Education drive. We raised $57.50. Every penny counts!
And the Winner is ...

Congratulations to Eva Goodman for winning the GIANT STOCKING raffle conducted by the Student Council. We are sure she will enjoy all of the fantastic goodies!
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 Bost family as the mourn the loss of Mrs. Bost’s grandmother, Adelina Cruz.

Remember in your prayers the Spradlin family as they mourn the loss of Mrs. Spradlin’s grandmother, Donna Young.

Please pray for the York family of the loss of Mrs. Karen York's (photographer) father, Billy Howlett.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Parents,

Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week. The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2019 is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” Schools typically observe the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.
In today’s KC are the schedule of events for CSW beginning on Sunday, January 27 at the 10:30 Mass. I hope you can make as the MS Rock Band and Chorus will be leading the Mass. 

Maria Gomez
Classroom Connection
Weather Update
The Kindergarten students have made their forecast for the number of days it will snow in the next three months. Current wisdom suggests they will at least be as accurate as our current TV weather folk.
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
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 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
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:
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