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Happy Thanksgiving!

In this season of giving thanks, we would like to thank all of our teachers, staff, students, and families for being a part of BSS. We would also like to wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration and a well-deserved break. May God bless you!

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, November 21 - Thanksgiving Prayer Service at 10:45 by 2nd Grade @ Main Campus 🦃🙏 🕯; Early Release @ 11:30 am; Afterschool Care Available


November 22 - 26 - Thanksgiving Break - School Closed 🦃🌽🥧


Monday, November 27 - Classes Resume


Tuesday, November 28 - Giving Tuesday; Away Basketball vs. OLG @ 4:00 pm 🏀


Wednesday, November 29 - Makeup Yearbook Pictures 📸


Friday, December 1 - School Closed - Staff Professional Development Day- Day Camp May be Available-sign up at the office


Saturday, December 2 - Away Basketball Game vs. SPX 🏀


December 4 - December 8 - BSS Gives Back - Week of Giving🧑‍🎄🎄


Tuesday, December 5 - Away Basketball Game vs. OLM @ 4:00 🏀


Wednesday, December 6 - St. Nick Skits


Friday, December 8 - School Mass ⛪ : Immaculate Conception


Monday, December 11 - Home Basketball Game vs. SLS @ 4:00 🏀


December 11 - December 15 - Christmas Village hosted by Student Council🧑‍🎄


Friday, December 15 - K-8 Students attend BDC's Nutcracker🎄; Reconcilliation @ 10am ⛪ 📿🙏; Christmas Concert & Eight Grade Nativity @ 6:00 pm 🎼🎶🎵🎤🎄


Saturday, December 16 - Home Basketball Game vs. IHM @ 9 am 🏀

Click here to see the official BSS calendar: BSS Calendar
Knights' News

Thanksgiving Prayer Service


This morning, Tuesday, November 21st, we celebrated our Thanksgiving Prayer Service led by our second-grade class.


CLICK HERE for a video recording of the service.

8th Grade -Thanksgiving Pie Sale


If you purchased a pie for the fundraiser, please make sure you pick it up at Paul's Pastry Shop today or tomorrow!

Thanksgiving, the BSS Way...


This past week, BSS students have been decorating the hallways with Thanksgiving activities; like Kindergarten class creating Turkey Expository Writing Worksheets or coloring turkeys and leaves. First-grade writing about how pumpkins grow. Middle School also made some drawings and writings in Spanish with their "Feliz Dia de Accion de Gracias" and Math class creating hand turkeys. All of them are on display just outside their classrooms.

Pumpkin Oie


Mrs. Byerly's First-grade students enjoyed the Pumpkin Oie in a cup that they made on Monday, November 20th. 😊


BSS Scrip Cards


Did you know we sell gift cards in the office? Here is a list of the ones we currently have in stock! 

The school makes a small profit for each card we sell. CLICK HERE to access the order form.

Stop by the office or contact Beth Fitzgerald to place an order!

Advancement@bssknights.org

BSS Gives Back: Week of Giving

December 4th - December 8th


Each year, our school takes a week in December to give back to our community. We make sure each class has a special project. They are involved in every step of the process. Students make or assemble the gifts and then deliver them to their recipients! I will be turning the Makerspace into Santa’s Workshop for the week! Below is a list of activities each class will work on. If you are able and would like to contribute to our gifts, please sign up below! Please send in all items by Thursday, November 30th.


Elementary and Middle School parents are invited to walk with their children when we deliver the items. Please meet on the front stairs at the time and date indicated below.


**Please note that BSS Gives Back Week items and Christmas party items will be coming in around the same time. We ask that you label everything you send in so we can make sure it all goes to the right place!**

Little Knights


This year, the Little Knights will be making goodies baskets for hospital workers. A representative for Cone Health will be collecting these baskets and putting them in lounge areas at the hospital. 


Please sign up if you are able to contribute to these baskets.*Please mark that items are for "Little Knights Give Back"!*


Contact Mrs. Glenn or Mrs. Fitzgerald with any questions!


  • Preschool- Coffee and Treat Baskets for Hospital Workers Sign-up Here
  • Pre-K- Coffee and Treat baskets for hospital workers Sign-up Here

Kindergarten - Placemats for Meals on Wheels


Kindergarten students will be making Placemats for Meals on Wheels clients. We will share pictures once they are completed.

1st & 2nd Grade - Pet Treat Bags for Meals on Wheels recipients with pets

Our 1st and 2nd grade students will be collecting dog and cat treats. They will make treat bags that will be given to people with pets on the Meals On Wheels food distribution.


If you'd like to contribute, please sign up and send in your treats by Thursday, November 30th. Parents are invited to join on this walking field trip. More details will be shared soon! We look forward to a fun week of giving back with our students! 


Please let Mrs. Allred, Mrs. Byerly, Mrs. Bost, or Mrs. Fitzgerald know if you have any questions!

Will deliver on Monday, 12/18 at 10:30 am.

3rd- Cookies for the Fire and Police Departments

Traditionally, the 3rd grade class makes goodie bags for the Police and Fire Departments. They decorate paper bags and fill them with Christmas treats! The students always enjoy this service project!


If you'd like to contribute, please sign up to send in cookies/treats on Thursday, November 30th.


Students will walk to the Fire and Police Departments on Friday, December 8th. Parents and grandparents are invited to join us. We will share more details soon! Please let Mrs. Fitzgerald or Ms. Clark know if you have any questions!


Sign-up Here


Will deliver items on 12/8 after Mass.

4th - Ornaments for Hillcrest Ave. and High St. Neighbors


Our 4th-grade students will be making Christmas ornaments for our Hillcrest Ave and High St. neighbors. We know that our school traffic can cause trouble for them. Each year, our 4th grade students make them ornaments as a little thank you for their patience. Students will deliver these on Friday, December 8th. Parents will be invited to walk with them on this walking field trip. 


If you'd like to participate, please Sign-up Here!


**All items should be sent in on Thursday, November 30th.**

Please let Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Ortiz, or Mrs. Fitzgerald know if you have any questions!


Will deliver to neighbors on Thursday, 12/7 at 1:10 pm.

Middle School - Christmas Treat Bags! 


Middle School students will be creating small treat bags to help spread Christmas cheer to employees and downtown businesses!


If you'd like to send in items needed to make these treat bags, please sign-up below!


**All items should be labeled and sent in on 11/30**


Students will be delivering these in the morning on Monday, December 18th. 

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Fitzgerald.


  • 5th - Christmas Candy Treat Bags for Library Workers - Sign-up Here
  • 6th- Christmas Candy Treat Bags for employees at stores/restaurants on E. Davis St.- Sign-up Here
  • 7th- Christmas Candy Treat Bags for Meals on Wheels and employees at Paul's Pastry Shop and other businesses close by. - Sign-up Here
  • 8th - Christmas Candy Treat Bags for employees at stores on W. Davis, S. Main St., and S. Spring St. - Sign-up Here


Will walk downtown to deliver candy bags on Monday, December 18th at 10:00.

Yearbook Fundraiser 2023-2024 - Attractions Books!


The Yearbook Club is raising money to attend a workshop at the Jostens Southeast Conference in Charlotte, NC (Carowinds) in April 2024. All Coupons are valid now through 2024! Over $4.600 in LOCAL Savings!


Make sure you use EZ Pay Code: 5324665 or BSSKNIGHTS


Deadline: November 30th

Cost: $30.00


Follow this link to purchase:

https://www.attractionsbook.com/ezpay/checkout-form/


Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Ortiz and the BSS Yearbook Staff

BSS Sports

Blessed Sacrament School

2023-2024 Winter Sports Schedule


Practices:

Mondays:

Pep Squad: 3:00-4:00pm Multi Purpose Room Main Campus

Varsity Cheer: 3:30-4:30pm Knights' Castle

JV Boys Basketball: 5:00-7:00pm Knights' Castle


Tuesdays:

Running Club: 3:00-4:00pm Main Campus (ends before Thanksgiving Break)

Varsity Girls Basketball: 3:30-5:30pm Knights' Castle

Varsity Boys Basketball: 5:30-7:30pm Knights' Castle


Wednesdays:

Competition Cheer: 3:30-4:30pm Knights' Castle

JV Boys Basketball: 5:00-7:00pm Knights' Castle


Thursdays:

Varsity Girls Basketball: 3:30-5:30pm Knights' Castle

Varsity Boys Basketball: 5:30-7:30pm Knights' Castle


Looking forward to a great winter sports season!!

Upcoming Games:


  • Home Basketball Game v. Sacred Heart (SH) (Knights Castle, 400 W Davis St) 
  • Saturday, November 18 @ 9:30 am
  • This is a change from the original PECSAA schedule. We now play SH at home on November 18 and away at SH on January 6, 2024.  


CLICK HERE to access the full schedule of games; our home games are highlighted in yellow; game(s) dates/schedules may change. 


The volunteer signup for Home Games (concessions/admissions/book/clock) can be found HERE. We need several more volunteers to make our first home games a success. 


Please sign up if you are able.  

 


Please email Derrick Goodman and Tracy Miller, Co-Athletic Directors, at athletics@bssknights.org with any questions.

Competition Cheer 2023-24


Practices- Students who make the Competition Cheer Team will attend required practices MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY at the Knight Castle. Students who have conflicts with Volleyball, XC, and Soccer will be accommodated until Fall Sports are over.


Performances: Students who make the competition team are expected to perform in the competitions. Additional expenses include but are not limited to, lodging, meals, and gas. More information will be provided as competition approaches.

  • Winter Cheer Classic-Date TBA
  • Shamrock Tournament @Charlotte Catholic High School February 16-18, 2024

Competición de Animación de Porristas 2023-24


Prácticas- Los estudiantes que formen parte del equipo de porristas de competencia asistirán a las prácticas requeridas.LUNES Y MIÉRCOLES en el gimnasio (Knight’s Castle). Los estudiantes que tengan conflictos con Voleibol, Atletismo y Fútbol serán acomodado hasta que terminen los deportes de otoño.


Actuaciones: Se espera que los estudiantes que forman parte del equipo de competencia se desempeñen en las competencias. Los gastos adicionales incluyen; pero son entre otros, alojamiento, comidas,y gasolina. Se proporcionará más información a medida que se acerque la competencia.

Winter Cheer Classic-Fecha por confirmar

Torneo Shamrock en Charlotte Catholic High School del 16 al 18 de febrero de 2024. 

Prayer Requests

Please pray for:


Please remember in your prayers, David, brother of Abby (1st and Lizzie, Class of 2021) for his health.


Keep in your prayers, George Tompkins and Patty Kearney, brother-in-law and sister-in-law of Mrs. Kearney for better health. 


Nicholas (3rd) has asked to keep his father in your prayers.

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

Happy Thanksgiving!


Mrs. Gomez

From the Office of Admissions

Welcome to Blessed Sacrament School!


We are excited for another school year. Thank you for choosing Blessed Sacrament School for your children's education.


Blessings,


José Rico Benavides


School Tours


Mr. Rico will be available at the office on Mondays & Wednesdays for any questions or concerns related to admissions.


You can reach Mr. Rico at 336-570-0019 ext. 212 or by email at admissions@bssknights.org Hablamos Español!


Here is a link to our admissions page: https://www.bssknights.org/admissions

Lunch & Uniforms Information

Winter Uniforms


Friendly reminder, we will transition to our Winter Uniforms next Monday, November 6!


Winter uniforms begin next Monday, November 6. Just a few reminders:

  1. French Toast items run very differently in sizing from Lands End. Sounds like the tops are much smaller.
  2. Review our Uniform Guidelines by CLICKING HERE.
  3. If you order any logo items and they are the wrong size, they CANNOT be returned.
  4. Orders are arriving in about a week. So if you need new shirts, you should order them as soon as possible to receive them in time.
  5. Graham Sporting Goods is the ONLY provider of PE shirts. French Toast will not be offering them.


Recordatorio amistoso, ¡haremos la transición a los uniformes de invierno el próximo lunes 6 de noviembre!


Los uniformes de invierno comienzan el próximo lunes 6 de noviembre. Solo algunos recordatorios:

  1. Los artículos de French Toast tienen un tamaño muy diferente al de Lands End. Parece que las tapas son mucho más pequeñas.
  2. Revise nuestras Pautas Uniformes HACIENDO CLIC AQUÍ.
  3. Si solicita algún artículo con el logotipo y tiene el tamaño incorrecto, NO SE PUEDE devolver.
  4. Los pedidos están llegando en aproximadamente una semana. Entonces, si necesita camisetas nuevas, debe pedirlas lo antes posible para recibirlas a tiempo.
  5. Graham Sporting Goods es el ÚNICO proveedor de camisetas de educación física. French Toast no los ofrecerá.

Lunch Information


My Hot Lunchbox is excited to be partnering with Blessed Sacrament School again this year as the hot lunch provider. To begin ordering lunches, click the link below to log in or follow the instructions to create your free account!


Important Note: You will need to Update Your Profile with the student's correct teacher to view the meal calendar.


ORDER NOW!


Our new lunch menu beginning August 2022:

Monday: Chick-Fil-A

Tuesday: Cici’s Pizza

Wednesday: Subway

Thursday: Highway 55 Burgers

Friday: La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant


If you have any questions, please give us a call at (888) 894-8295 or email us at info@myhotlunchbox.com. We are looking forward to serving your school!

If you are bringing lunch to your child, please make sure it is labeled with your student's name and grade level and leave it on the table just outside the front door of the school--Do not forget to buzz the office to let us know you dropped by.

PE Uniforms:

You can still purchase PE uniforms locally at Graham Sporting Goods. They have yellow PE shirts, solid sweatpants, and zip-up jackets. You do NOT have to get the logo on the sweatpants, but it must be on the jacket and sweatshirt.

PE pants need to be solid navy. There should not be any lines down the sides or decals on them.

Let me know if you have any Winter Uniform questions!

Thanks,

Beth Fitzgerald
Director of Advancement

BSS Spirt Wear

Choose from hundreds of spirit wear designs and garments that are delivered to your home in days. Don't miss it! **This is NOT part of BSS uniforms**

Re-occurring Information

Middle School Filed Trip to Dollywood


  • As stated in the Middle School Handbook: Field Trips are a privilege.  
  • Students receiving 5 infractions will be ineligible for the MS field trip in the Spring.

Who: All Middle School Students 5th-8th

When: May 20 & 21, 2024 

Where: See Itinerary attached

Price: $395 per student (you can pay in full or 3 payments -$115( after $50 deposit)each -due 11-15-23, 1-19-24 & 2-23-24)

Adult prices: Double room (please tell me who you want as a roommate) $450 per person.

Single room $ 535


Return THIS DOCUMENT completed to Mrs. Kearney or your middle school homeroom teacher.


Important Payment due dates

Deposit of $50 per person-Oct. 25

First payment of $115 is due November 15,2023

Second payment of $115 is due January 19,2024

Final payment of $115 is due February 23,2024.

See above prices for parent amounts.


Note: You must check Option C regularly for trip updates and information


Questions?? Email Mrs. Kearney at ckearney@bssknights.org

Viaje de escuela secundaria (Middle School) a Dollywood


  • Como se indica en el Manual Para Padres y Estudiantes: Las excursiones son un privilegio.
  • Los estudiantes que reciban 5 infracciones no serán elegibles para la excursión de MS en la primavera.

Quién: Todos los estudiantes de secundaria de 5º a 8º

Cuándo: 20 y 21 de mayo de 2024

Dónde: Ver itinerario adjunto

Precio: $395 por estudiante (puedes pagar el total o 3 pagos -$115 (después de un depósito de $50) cada uno -vencimiento el 15-11-23, 19-1-24 y 23-2-24)

Precios adultos: Habitación doble (por favor dime a quién quieres como compañero de cuarto) $450 por persona.

Habitación sencilla/de un solo cuarto $535


Devuelva ESTE DOCUMENTO completado a la Sra. Kearney o al maestro de su escuela secundaria.


Fechas de vencimiento de pago importantes

Depósito de $50 por persona-oct. 25

El primer pago de $115 vence el 15 de noviembre de 2023.

El segundo pago de $115 vence el 19 de enero de 2024

El pago final de $115 vence el 23 de febrero de 2024.

Consulte los precios anteriores para conocer los montos de los padres.


Nota: Debe consultar la Opción C periódicamente para obtener actualizaciones e información sobre el viaje.


¿¿Preguntas?? Envíe un correo electrónico a la Sra. Kearney a ckearney@bssknights.org

ONLINE PAYMENT OPTIONS or PAY AT the SCHOOL OFFICE CASH/CHECK:


CLICK HERE if you would like to pay for the $50.00 DEPOSIT for your child(ren) field trip.

CLICK HERE if you would like to pay for your child(ren) field trip in FULL ONLINE for $395.00


CLICK HERE if you would like to make THE FIRST PARTIAL PAYMENT for your child(ren)'s field trip. This first payment of $115.00 must be submitted no later than Wednesday, November 15th, 2023, after making the DEPOSIT.


CLICK HERE if you would like to make THE SECOND PARTIAL PAYMENT for your child(ren)'s field trip. This first payment of $115.00 must be submitted no later than Friday, January 19th, 2024


CLICK HERE if you would like to make THE THIRD PARTIAL PAYMENT for your child(ren)'s field trip. This first payment of $115.00 must be submitted no later than Friday, February 23rd, 2024


Want to accompany your child? You must become a Chaperone.

CLICK HERE to pay online for an adult who is coming to pay for a DOUBLE ROOM-Make sure you write down whom you would like to room with. $450.00


CLICK HERE to PARTIALLY PAY online for an adult who is coming to stay in a DOUBLE ROOM-Make sure you write down whom you would like to room with.


CLICK HERE to pay online for an adult coming to pay for a SINGLE ROOM. $535.00


CLICK HERE to PARTIALLY PAY online for an adult coming to stay in a SINGLE ROOM.


Chaperoning in the field trip?


If you are coming to the trip, you are agareeing to be a chaperone you will need to take a Safe Environment Training and a Background check. We will have more details in the first week of November.


The dates for Safe Environment training will be announced later. You will also need to contact the front office (336-570-0019) to schedule your background check.

From the Office of Advancement

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2023-2024 school year


We have new Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2023-2024 school year. We would love to help promote your business, while you support our school! 


Money raised during the 2022-2023 school year was used for several major and unexpected expenses. We are in the process of replacing our 26-year-old Fire Alarm System at the Main Campus. We also replaced and repaired flooring in several areas of the building. A few rooms also received new paint!


Due to increased enrollment, we purchased 100 new Chromebooks for our students. None of these things would have been possible without the support of our community!


CLICK HERE to Review Sponsorship Level


CLICK HERE to Pay/Donate Online


If you or someone you know owns a business and would like to partner with our school, contact us today! 


I look forward to working with you! Contact me with me any questions!


Beth Fitzgerald

advancement@bssknights.org 

Director of Advancement

Box Tops For Education

No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit Blessed Sacrament School's Box Tops earnings online. Click here for a video of how it works.

Twice a year, your school will receive a check and can use that cash to buy whatever it needs! If you see this label, use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are still worth 10¢ each for your school. CLICK HERE

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
Link your Harris Teeter VIC Card

When you shop Harris Teeter brands, a percentage of your purchase is donated to Blessed Sacrament School if your VIC card is linked.
You link your card online (CLICK HERE), or you can ask your cashier to link your VIC card by providing our TIE code 1704.


Community Announcements

Make it a Christmas to remember!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....the season is changing, leaves are falling and soon Santa will be on his way to visit with us at York's Studio.


We are so excited about our Experience the Magic sessions with Santa this year. The elves have made the trip and started whipping up their magic to create an experience to remember for a lifetime.  


Take a look at the fun interactive sessions



Twas the Night Before Christmas One Hour Session

Make real cookies and paint with Santa plus visit in 5 real rooms of his North Pole House! The best experience around!

Nov 17th, 19th, 25th and 26th


Deck the Halls - Portrait sessions without Santa. Two sets. Classic Light and Airy theme or Traditional Old World theme. 

Nov 18th


CLICKE HERE to RESERVE YOUR VISIT

ANNUAL MASS WITH HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES NOVEMBER 29, 2023


Be sure to let your parishes homeschooling families know to mark their calendars for the annual homeschool Mass celebrated by Bishop Luis Zarama at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral.


For more information, please CLICK HERE.


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