Mardi Gras 2021!
On Tuesday, February 16th, Blessed Sacrament School celebrated the first Mardi Gras Parade and it was perfect !! The sun came out just in time! Our Grand Marshals, Leah and Nicky, did a fabulous job!
💚💜💛
Special thanks to:
Mrs. Spradlin for the perfect playlist!
Mrs. Lee for the festive and creative hats!
Mrs. Sellars for her help with all the King Cakes!
Mrs. Miranda and Ms. Miranda for the balloon arch!
Mrs. Allred for ordering the King Cakes!
Student Council for helping with the raffle!
Special thank you to all the teachers for going along with all the special events we’ve had over the last few months. We have a month until the next holiday!

CLICK HERE to see the rest of the pictures of this wonderful event!

CLICK HERE to watch a video of the event!
Many thanks to Ms. Leslie Miranda and her mom for this gorgeous balloon arch! Mrs. Irma Miranda worked all day to make it perfect. It was the highlight of the parade! 💚💜💛

Our Little Knights had a parade and dance earlier that morning! 💚💜💛

HERE IS A LINK to see a video of their celebration.
Upcoming Dates

February 1st - March 1st - NC Opportunity Scholarship Renewal window. Don't miss it! ~ Renueve su beca del NC Opportunity Scholarship!

Monday, February 22nd - Deadline for parents not requesting aid to return signed contracts for next school year-contracts were sent out, please check your spam folder!

Friday, March 12th - Early Dismissal

Wednesday, March 17th- Happy St. Patrick's Day - wear GREEN!

Friday, March 26th - Report Cards Go Home

Saturday, March 27th - Summer Uniform Swap Shop sale at 10:00am in school parking lot

March 22nd thru 26th - Scholastic Book Fair (Online and In-Person)
Knight's News
The Lent Prayer Service

On Wednesday, February 17th we held our Lent Prayer Service and celebrated Ash Wednesday! Mrs. Kearney presided over the service and administered the ashes to some students and faculty. Mrs. Bost sprinkled ashes on the 1st and 2nd grade students. Special thanks to Mr. James LaChance for coming to play the piano and sing!
"Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. Lent is a holy season celebrated by Catholics and Christians. We must prepare ourselves for the beginning of the Lenten season. We go to Mass on Ash Wednesday and the priest places ashes in the shape of a cross on our foreheads. Lent lasts for 40 days and 40 nights before Easter. During Lent we pray, give to those in need (almsgiving), and we ask God for forgiveness. We use this time to grow closer to Jesus."-taken from Mrs. Kearney's religion class worksheets. (**Mrs. Kearney/Mrs. Bost did not touch any of the students, they sprinkled ashes on their heads as per old Roman tradition.)

CLICK HERE to watch a video of the prayer service.
February is Black History Month!

To start each day, Mrs. Gomez is reading about African-American notable people.

Last Wednesday, the students learned about Bessie Coleman (1892 -1926), the first African-American woman and also the first of Native-American descent female pilot. She grew up in a cruel world of poverty and discrimination.

"When young Bessie first went to school at the age of six, it was to a one-room wooden shack, a four-mile walk from her home. Often there wasn't paper to write on or pencils to write with. 

When Coleman turned 23 she headed to Chicago to live with two of her older brothers, hoping to make something of herself. But the Windy City offered little more to an African American woman than did Texas. When Coleman decided she wanted to learn to fly, the double stigma of her race and gender meant that she would have to travel to France to realize her dreams." -PBS.org
This morning, Friday 19th, the students learned about Joseph Lee (1849-1908)- the inventor of the Automatic Bread Crumber & the Bread-Making Machine!

"Joseph Lee was born in 1849, and lived most of his life in Boston, Massachusetts. His world was the food industry, and his glorious career in food service began when he was only a boy and worked in a bakery. Later, he would work as a waiter, a cook and a hotel manager.
Armed with hands-on experience, Joseph eventually began preparing, cooking and serving food. He was so successful that he opened two restaurants in the Boston area, then went on to own and manage the popular Woodland Park Hotel for 17 years.

Ever in love with the food industry, Joseph opened his own catering business called the Lee Catering Company in 1902. He divided his time between dazzling the members of the wealthy Boylston Street community with his dishes, and operating the Squantum Inn, a summer resort that specialized in seafood.

It was during the peak of his success as a Master Chef that Joseph got the idea for the bread crumbing machine. In his opinion, throwing out day-old bread was a waste, when it could instead be used to prepare foods. He had long felt that bread crumbs were superior to cracker crumbs, so he quickly began working on a device that automatically tore, crumbled and ground day-old bread into crumbs." -theblackhistorychannel.com
T-Shirt Design Contest

Calling All Students!
Student Council is having a t-shirt design contest!

If your design wins, your design will be printed on a t-shirt for the whole school to purchase! In addition, you will receive a free shirt!

THEME: BSS and our 85th Year

RULES: All designs must be on a full sheet of white printer paper.
The design should be drawn in black. Please do not color your design.
Please write your name and your grade lightly on the back of your design paper.

DEADLINE TO ENTER: All designs will be due to your teachers on Thursday, February 25th.

Let us know if you have any questions!
Avery, Timmy and Isaac
Doughnuts for Jasleene

As you all know, the school is trying to find ways to help the Guido family. Jasleene returned to the hospital earlier this week. To help her parents cover their time away from work, we are partnering with Krispy Kreme!

We will be selling e-certificates for doughnuts! You will receive the certificate in your email and can present it to any Krispy Kreme location. You may also purchase and send these as gifts! They are $10 per dozen.

For every dozen sold, we will be able to donate $5 directly to the family.

Order forms will be in the yellow on Friday. Attached is a copy if you need to print more. We have never done this fundraiser before. Please forgive me if it takes a few days to get the certificates sent out. I will process them as quickly as possible!


If you wish to just donate to the family instead, you can send cash in an envelope marked "we love Jasleene". We will make sure the family receives it!

Let me know if you have any questions!

Beth Fitzgerald
Director of Advancement
Mrs. Hipps, 7th Grade Math Class Learning by Dancing!

Last week, Mrs. Hipps 7th grade Algebra students reviewed slope and intercept form with a fun parody! Our teachers are always finding new ways to keep our students engaged.

CLICK HERE to see the video!
Slow Down Please!

Friendly reminder to all parents,

Please, when you arrive to our school or pick up your children, do not speed. We have had some neighbors complaint about our parents driving too fast on neighboring streets during school hours.

Thank you!

Queridos padres,

Porfavor, cuando dejen o levanten a sus hijos de la escuela, no maneje rapido. Hemos tenido quejas de nuestros vecinos que algunos de nuestros padres manejan muy rapido en horas ecolares en calles vecinas a la escuela.

Muchas gracias!
Weather Phone Calls

Phone calls to parents are made when we have a school closing/delay/emergency. I do not call if we have a regular school day after an inclement weather day. Thank you for your understanding. 

Contracts for Parents NOT requesting financial aid are due Monday!

All contracts were emailed for parents not requesting aid this month. If you received a contract, kindly review it and sign it. We still have many families who have received it and have not signed it. If you have not received yours, please let Mr. Rico know ASAP.

We will start emailing contracts for parents applying for the Opportunity Scholarship starting March 1st. If your family is requesting one of these scholarships, do not forget to renew/apply for your scholarship in order to get a contract for re-enrollment/enrollment and secure your spot for the next school year. More information, visit the admissions section here or scroll down.

Families who have requested financial aid via our FACTS system/Diocese of Raleigh Scholarships will start to receive their contracts once their application has been completed and reviewed, this will happen by the second week of March. More information, visit the admissions section here. 

If your family is confused about this process or there are some concerns about a scholarship or contract, please contact Mr. Rico at admissions@bssknights.org or via phone at 336-570-0019 extension 212.
**EN ESPAÑOL**

Comenzaremos a enviar contratos por correo electrónico para los padres que soliciten el Opportunity Scholarship a partir del 1 de marzo. Si su familia está solicitando una de estas becas, no olvide renovar / solicitar su beca para obtener un contrato de reinscripción / inscripción y asegurar su lugar para el próximo año escolar. Más información, visite la sección de admisiones aquí.

Las familias que hayan solicitado ayuda financiera a través de nuestro sistema FACTS / Becas de la Diócesis de Raleigh comenzarán a recibir sus contratos una vez que se haya completado y revisado su solicitud, esto sucederá en la segunda semana de marzo. Más información, visite la sección de admisiones aquí.

Si su familia está confundida sobre este proceso o si tiene alguna inquietud sobre una beca o contrato, comuníquese con el Sr. Rico en admissions@bssknights.org o por teléfono al 336-570-0019 extensión 212.
African American and Native American Heritage Tuition Assistance Program

Dear Parents:

Catholic school students (K-12th grade) of African American and Native American heritage in the Diocese of Raleigh are eligible to apply for tuition assistance. The assistance awards come from funds granted to the diocese from the Black and Indian Mission Office founded by the Catholic bishops of the United States.

All applicants MUST complete a Catholic school enrollment application and a FACTS tuition eligibility application (through the NC Opportunity Scholarship program) before this application will be considered.

  • Application Deadline: March 12, 2021
  • Decision letters will be mailed to parents no later than May 21, 2021
  • Tuition awards are sent from the diocese to the applicant's school.
  • Application opens on January 31, 2021 and closes on March 12, 2021


Mrs. Gomez
North Carolina Opportunity Scholarships

The Opportunity Scholarship is a program that helps families who make below a certain amount of income pay tuition at participating nonpublic (private) schools.
  • Covers tuition and fees
  • Awards up to $4,200 per year ($2,100 per student per semester)
Do I qualify?
If both these statements are true, you may qualify for the scholarships
  • My child attends a North Carolina public school or will attend one the Spring semester before the scholarship would begin (see eligibility requirements for exceptions to prior public school requirement).
  • My family meets the income requirements 
Need More Information?
Visit https://www.ncseaa.edu/k12/opportunity/ or call/email our Director of Admissions, Mr. Rico for more information or help to apply for the scholarship.  Phone: 336 570-0019 ext. 212 or admissions@bssknights.org

Families who received it last year, they are eligible to renew it this year!-Just go to your account, under your To Do List to renew. Make sure you renew by March 1st.

If you are a parent of a PreK student, you can apply for it too for Kindergarten next school year. Don't delay!


The Opportunity Scholarship Program
The new student application opens February 1, 2021. The Priority Window closes March 1, 2021. The application will remain open until August 31, 2021 for students to be considered for the full 2021-22 school year, as funds remain available.
***EN ESPAÑOL***
Becas de Oportunidad de Carolina del Norte

La Beca de Oportunidad es un programa que ayuda a las familias que ganan por debajo de una cierta cantidad de ingresos a pagar la matrícula en las escuelas no públicas (privadas) participantes.
  • Cubre matrícula y tarifas
  • Premios de hasta $ 4,200 por año ($ 2,100 por estudiante por semestre)
Califico?
Si ambas afirmaciones son ciertas, puede calificar para las becas:
  • Mi hijo asiste a una escuela pública de Carolina del Norte o asistirá a una el semestre de primavera antes de que comience la beca (consulte los requisitos de elegibilidad para conocer las excepciones a los requisitos previos de la escuela pública).
  • Mi familia cumple con los requisitos de ingresos

¿Necesitas más información?
Llama o envíe un correo electrónico a nuestro Director de Admisiones,
el Sr. Rico para obtener más información o ayuda para solicitar la beca. Teléfono: 336 570-0019 extension 212 o admissions@bssknights.org

Las familias que lo recibieron la beca el año pasado son elegibles para renovarlo este año! Simplemente vaya a su cuenta, debajo de su "To Do List" para renovar. Asegúrese de renovar antes del 1 de marzo.

Si usted es padre de un estudiante de PreKinder, también puede solicitarlo para Kindergarten el próximo año escolar. ¡No se demore!


El programa de las Becas de Oportunidad
La nueva solicitud para estudiantes se abre el 1 de febrero de 2021. La ventana de prioridad se cierra el 1 de marzo de 2021. La solicitud permanecerá abierta hasta el 31 de agosto de 2021 para que los estudiantes sean considerados para todo el año escolar 2021-22, ya que los fondos siguen disponibles pero se les da prioridad a las que apliquen en febrero.
Endorsement for Opportunity Scholarship Spring 2021

Dear Parents,

Records show that some of you have not endorsed your scholarship for Spring 2021. Please visit your portal and endorse your child’s scholarship by March 1, 2021. If you do not endorse it by March 1, the state will not disburse your fund and you will be responsible for $2,100. Thank you for your cooperation.

Queridos padres,

Los registros muestran que algunos de ustedes no han respaldado su beca para la primavera de 2021. Visite su portal y respalde la beca de su hijo antes del 1 de marzo 2021. Si no lo respalda, por marzo 1, el estado no desembolsará su fondo y usted será responsable de $ 2,100. Gracias por su cooperación. Si tiene dudas, porfavor llamenos.

CLICK HERE to access to account online.
Picking up your child early?

If you are picking up your child before the end of the school day, please send a note to the office at office@bssknights.org or your child’s homeroom teacher. Your child will be ready when you come to the door.

Recoge a su niñ@ temprano?

Si va a recoger a su hijo antes del final del día escolar, envíe una nota a la oficina a office@bssknights.org o al maestro de su hijo. Su hijo estará listo cuando llegue a la puerta.
Transparency:
  1. If you or someone has been exposed and are being tested, please have your child stay home until the test results are returned.
  2. If you are asked to quarantine, please keep your child home.
  3. If you travel, socialize with people outside “your core” for long periods of time, please keep your child at home.

Not only is it unfair to the parents who are following policy but you are putting in danger the health of the other students and teachers/staff. Thank you for your cooperation so we can all avoid the virus and continue with in-person learning.
Transparencia:
  1. Si usted o alguien ha estado expuesto y está siendo examinado, haga que su hijo se quede en casa hasta que se devuelvan los resultados de la prueba.
  2. Si se le pide que se ponga en cuarentena, mantenga a su hijo en casa.
  3. Si viaja, socializa con personas fuera de “su núcleo” durante largos períodos de tiempo, mantenga a su hijo en casa.

No solo es injusto para los padres que siguen la política, sino que también pone en peligro la salud de los demás estudiantes y maestros / personal. Gracias por su cooperación para que todos podamos evitar el virus y continuar con el aprendizaje en persona.
Teacher's Spotlight
Since we are unable to do many activities inside the school where parents can meet and get to know Blessed Sacrament School's teachers or staff members, we are going to bring them to you through our Teacher's Spotlight Section here!

Each week, we will feature a teacher or staff member and they will share a little about themselves. This week, we will have our Spanish Teacher La Señora Graciela Schmitt!!
Here is a note from Señora Schmitt:

My name is Graciela Schmitt, or Señora Schmitt. I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas where my parents still reside. I have an Associates Degree in Education as well as a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. I am the Spanish teacher for Pre-school to 8th grade. I have been teaching at BSS for 18 years, but have been part of the BSS family for 21 years. I left Blessed Sacrament for a year to go work for UNC-Greensboro, but my love for this school brought me back.

My husband and I raised our two children here in North Carolina. Both our children are BSS alumni, Catherine class of 2008 and George class of 2011. They both reside in New York City.

 A couple of years ago, in the evenings, I worked for a Family Literacy Program in Guilford County that provides parents the opportunity to support their children’s literacy development while improving their own literacy skills. Most parents speak little to no English. This was very rewarding and I look forward to getting back to it.

In my spare time I like to go for a walk or a run, mostly walks. I am looking forward to getting back to the gym to do my Bootcamp. I’ve also started doing Yoga. I love watching football. When things normalize I will be visiting my children as often as possible.
Señora Schmitt's children
My favorite places to eat: Mykonos, Chick-fil-a, da Vinci's Table, Chipotle
My favorite place to get coffee: Dunkin, Salvation
My coffee order is: regular hot coffee, sweet hazelnut and cream
When I go to Biscuitville, I order: Bacon egg and cheese English Muffin
I love to shop at: Loft, Amazon
My favorite colors are: Lime green
My favorite sports team is: Tar Heels, Georgia football, Dallas Cowboys, Panthers
My favorite candy/snack is: Gummy Bears, chips
My favorite drink is: Coffee
T-shirt size: M
monogram (first, middle, last) GBS
Hobbies: Walk/run, watch football

CLICK HERE to find out about other teachers and school staff.
Prayer Requests
Please pray for:

Jasleene Guido, (7th) for her recovery and good health.

Our world, to slow the spread of COVID-19. Protect all of us from harm and be their comfort in this time of uncertainty.
Principal's Message
Dear Parents,

This week we began our Lenten journey. I challenged your children during this Lenten season to speak to each other with kindness because using positive words lifts the spirit of others. Encourage them to swap the negative to the positive. The power of positive words can make a difference in someone’s life.
Mrs. Gomez
From the Office of Admissions
Next School Year

We are pleased to announce the tuition rates for the 2021-2022 school year! CLICK HERE to access the letter for parents. CLICK HERE to access our enrollment timeline.

Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year for returning families has begun. All existing families who have not requested financial aid in the past will start to receive a contract via DocuSign. Space is very limited for rising 1st, 4th, 7th & 8th graders and priority will be given to all returning families. Please do not delay in signing a contract once you receive it to secure a spot for your child. After signing, the system will ask you to pay the $265 enrollment fee. Review the letter above for deadlines. You will receive a call/email from Mr. Rico if you choose to do monthly tuition payments through FACTS to confirm enrollment commitment in the month of May.

*FACTS will open for the next school year on May 1st, 2021. We will contact you when its time to set that up as per your signed contract. CLICK HERE to access a letter from FACTS. This is the link for FACTS: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3GJSX

If a family would like to add a new student/sibling, please let Mr. Rico know so he can adjust your contract accordingly. Remember, we will need the following documents for all new students:
  • Copy of the student's birth certificate
  • Copy of the student's immunization records
  • If the family is Catholic, a copy of the student's certificate of baptism.

Contracts for families requesting financial aid will be sent after their applications for aid has been processed and a scholarship amount is known. This will be communicated around March 31st.
For families who applied for the Opportunity Scholarship, we will begin to send contracts starting March 1st.

If you have any questions about this process, you can contact Mr. Rico at admissions@bssknights.org.
Próximo Año Escolar

¡Nos complace anunciar las tarifas de matrícula para el año escolar 2021-2022! HAGA CLIC AQUÍ para acceder a la carta para los padres.
HAGA CLICK AQUI para acceder el cronograma de inscripción.

La inscripción para el año escolar 2021-2022 para las familias que regresan comenzará el 20 de enero de 2021. Todas las familias existentes que no hayan solicitado ayuda financiera en el pasado, comenzarán a recibir un contrato a través de DocuSign. El espacio es muy limitado para los estudiantes que ingresan a 1º, 4º, 7º y 8º grado y se dará prioridad a todas las familias que regresen. No se demore en firmar un contrato una vez que lo reciba para asegurar un lugar para su hijo. Después de firmar, el sistema le pedirá que pague la tarifa de inscripción de $ 265. Revise la carta para los padres de arriba para conocer los plazos/fechas importantes. Recibirá una llamada del Sr. Rico si decide hacer los pagos de matrícula mensuales a través de FACTS para confirmar el compromiso de inscripción.

Si una familia quisiera agregar un nuevo estudiante / hermano, infórmeselo al Sr. Rico para que pueda ajustar su contrato en consecuencia. Recuerde, necesitaremos los siguientes documentos para todos los estudiantes nuevos:
  • Copia del acta de nacimiento del estudiante.
  • Copia de los registros de vacunación del estudiante.
  • Si la familia es católica, copia del certificado de bautismo del estudiante.

Los contratos para las familias que soliciten ayuda financiera se enviarán después de que se procesen sus solicitudes de ayuda y se conozca el monto de la beca. Esto se comunicará alrededor del 31 de marzo.
Las familias que solo hayan aplicado al Opportunity Scholarship empezaran a recibir sus contratos a partir del 1ro de Marzo.

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre este proceso, puede comunicarse con el Sr. Rico por correo electronico al admissions@bssknights.org o por telefono al 336-570-0019 extension 212. Recuerde que el Sr. Rico solo esta los miercoles, jueves y viernes en la oficina.
Financial Aid Applications Have Opened Up for 2021-2022 School Year!

Blessed Sacrament School has opened up the FACTS Grant & Aid application for the 2021-2022 school year. You can access the application by logging into your FACTS account. The application will be open until March 31st, 2021.

FACTS Payment Plans and Grant & Aid Financial Needs Assessment on the same platform. CLICK HERE to access the letter for parents.

Simple Steps to Enroll in a Payment Plan and/or Apply for Financial Aid Online

1. If you have an existing Tuition Payment Plan through FACTS and have already created a user account, please enter your existing username and password and click “Sign In”. If you are a New FACTS User please select “Create a username & password” to begin.

2. Then click on the ​Start Application link to apply for financial aid.

3. Select the appropriate school year: 2021-2022.

4. Complete the steps as prompted.

CLICK HERE to access FACTS or create a new account.

*The Diocese of Raleigh does not award to Little Knights students.
2021-22 Scholarship Applications are Open!

Opportunity Scholarship Program
Provides scholarships up to $4,200 per student per year ($2,100 per student per semester) and covers tuition and fees
For students who attend a NC public school or will attend one the Spring semester before the scholarship would begin.
There are exceptions, including rising kindergartners and rising first graders. This is an excellent opportunity to engage your Pre-K and Kindergarten parents. Don't let them miss out!
Families must meet the income requirements for this program.
NOTE: Income eligibility has changed for 2021-22. MORE families with HIGHER incomes may be eligible!

Opportunity Scholarships Renewals
Renovaciones de la beca del Opportunity Scholarship

Opportunity Scholarship applications will open for the 2021-2022 school year on February 1 - March 1st, 2021. If your family is currently a recipient of an opportunity scholarship, you are eligible for a scholarship for the next school year! Make sure you apply early since scholarship monies are given on a first-come-first-served basis. Follow THIS LINK to access the Opportunity Scholarship website.

Important Dates:

February 1: Applications for new scholarships open. Current scholarship recipients may renew their scholarship for this coming school year. They must check their MyPortal account.

February 1 - March 1: Scholarship awards are chosen in a lottery for families who apply between these dates.

We highly recommend that families apply during the priority period. All applications submitted between February 1 - March 1 will be considered in the lottery.

After March 1: For families who apply after March 1, awards are offered from a waitlist, as funds are available.

Families checking to see if they may qualify is not the official application. They MUST officially apply for a scholarship through the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority website.

CLICK HERE to access your Opportunity Scholarship MyPortal account. If you need help with the application process, please contact Mr. Rico.

Las solicitudes de becas del Opportunity Scholarship ya empezaron para el año escolar 2021-2022 del 1 de febrero al 1 de marzo del 2021. Si su familia actualmente recibe una beca de oportunidad, ¡usted es elegible para una beca para el próximo año escolar! Asegúrese de presentar la solicitud con anticipación, ya que el dinero de las becas se otorga por orden de llegada. Siga ESTE ENLACE para acceder al sitio web de la beca Opportunity Scholarship, no se le olvide!

**SI necesita ayuda en re-aplicar, porfavor haga una cita con Mr. Rico!
School Tours

We are limiting the number of people inside our building this year. If you would like to schedule a tour, please contact Mr. Rico--We are allowing tours in a limited capacity after school hours. We are still enrolling students for the current school year, but space is limited!

Mr. Rico will be available at the office Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 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
From the Office of Advancement
A note from Mrs. Fitzgerald:

You can reach Mrs. Fitzgerald at 336-570-0019 ext. 215 or by email at bfitzgerald@bssknights.org 
Link your AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Blessed Sacrament School every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to BSS. Just make sure you choose Blessed Sacrament Church/School as the charity organization you select.

Remember, only purchases made at smile.amazon.com, (not www.amazon.com or the mobile app,) generate AmazonSmile donations.

CLICK HERE to find out more about AmazonSmile
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.
Reocurring Information
Order Your Yearbook!

We only about 30 books left!

There's nothing else like BSS yearbook. Get your hands on the limited edition collection of our stories from the year. Share it with your friends today and hang on to it for years to come!


Presione en el enlace de arriba para que ordene El Yearbook Escolar para su niño.
Remote Learners Policy Change

After reviewing our policies and consulting with the Diocese of Raleigh, students may continue remote learning if:

  1. There is a medical issue to your child or family.
  2. If you are employed as a health care essential worker.
  3. If in-school learning would cause anxiety in your child. 

If you plan to continue with remote learning, please read and sign the agreement form as there are a few changes.

CLICK HERE to access and review our entire policy agreement.
Uniforms

Do not forget to review BSS uniform guidelines. As a reminder, the only jacket students are allowed to wear in class is the navy blue fleece jacket with the school logo and can only be purchased through Land's End-find the link below.

If you have not gotten your winter uniforms, please reach out to the school to see if we have some on our Swap Shop. If you would like to donate your used uniforms, please bring them to the school.

We have transitioned into our Winter Uniforms.

Hemos empezado a usar los uniformes de invierno. Como un recordatorio, la única chaqueta o abrigo que los estudiantes pueden usar dentro de la clase es la chaqueta o abrigo de lana azul marino con el logo de la escuela. Esta chaqueta solo se puede comprar en línea por la página de Land’s End, presione el enlace de arriba para hacer su orden. Tambien, asegurese de revisar las pautas de uniformes de la escuela.
Update on COVID-19

We have been doing a great job on keeping us healthy. In the past week, the numbers have started to spike, once again.

As there continues to be a spike of Covid-19 across the country, please be very conscientious to your vacation and holiday plans. Effective immediately, any families that travel to hot spot zones, uses airplanes as a mode of transportation, are out of school for more than 4 days due to vacation plans/family events, or find themselves in a large gathering event where social distancing/masks is minimal, then the student needs to have a COVID-19 test before returning back to school and these results must be presented to the school. We ask for your honesty and cooperation. BSS needs to keep ensuring the health and safety of the school community.

**EN ESPAÑOL**
Hemos estado haciendo un gran trabajo para mantenernos saludables. En la última semana, el número de contagios por el Covid-19 han comenzado a aumentar otra vez.

Como siguen incrementando los contagios de Covid-19 en todo el país, sea muy consciente de sus viajes y planes de vacaciones. Con vigencia inmediata, cualquier familia que viaje a zonas de alto contagio, use aviones como medio de transporte, esté fuera de la escuela por más de 4 días debido a planes de vacaciones / eventos familiares, o se encuentre en un gran evento de reunión donde el distanciamiento social / máscaras es mínimo, entonces el estudiante debe tener una prueba COVID-19 antes de regresar a la escuela y estos resultados deben presentarse a la escuela. Les pedimos su honestidad y cooperación. BSS debe poder seguir garantizando la salud y la seguridad de la comunidad escolar.
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 on the attached registration letter 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.


Starting January 4, this will be the participating restaurants schedule:
Monday: Chick-Fil-A
Tuesday: Cici’s Pizza
Wednesday: Subway
Thursday: Smithfields Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q
Friday: Moe’s

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.
What if My Child Gets Sick in School/Home?

Please, review the What if My Child Gets Sick in School/Home? For information about school guidelines in case your child gets sick.

Presione aqui para que revise los procedimientos a seguir si su hijo se enferma en la escuela o en su casa:¿Que Pasa si Mi Niño se Enferma en la Escuela/Casa?
Remote Learners/Estudiantes Aprendiendo Remotamente

Drop-off and Pick-Up for remote learners in grades K through 8th, will begin Friday after 4:00, January 8 - January 10. Little Knights drop-off and pick-up is every other week. Families work will be clipped together and will be in the crate of the oldest child.

Es la hora de recoger y dejar el trabajo de su hijo, estudiantes de aprendizaje remote. Las mesas estarán al aire libre y el trabajo se colocará en contenedores. Coloque el trabajo de su hijo en una carpeta / sobre de papel manila etiquetado con el nombre de su hijo. Puede dejar / recoger a partir de las 4:00 del viernes. Los contenedores estarán afuera desde el sábado y domingo, 8 - 10 de enero. El trabajo de los Little Knights se dejara y recogera cada otra semana. El trabajo por familia se colocara engrapado junto en el contenedor del hijo mayor.

CLICK HERE to access a reminder presentation for remote learners
Support BSS Retail Cards Sales!
What are Retail Cards? Retail cards are store certificates (plastic cards) that our school purchases at a discount and sells to you at face value for a school profit. The discount given is different with each vendor. BSS has used the profit money in the past for school technology and current needs of the school.

Why should you buy Retail Cards with BSS?
The profits from this program make up an important part of our fundraising budget. It is an easy and great way to help BSS earn fundraising dollars and not spend an extra dime. Everyone buys groceries and gas, and may occasionally eat out. Before your next trip to the gas station, grocery store, or restaurant, please consider purchasing Retail Cards with us.

Where can I buy these Retail Cards?
You may purchase the Retail Cards in the school office any day during school hours. CLICK HERE to access the order form.
Please make check payable to BSS HSA Scrip. Returned check fee is $35.
Thank you for participating in our school fundraiser.
Visit https:/www.scripzone.com for all participating vendors.

Community Announcements
Tested, safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines will help us get back in control of our lives and back to the people and places we love.

A free COVID-19 vaccine will be available to all who want it, but supplies will be limited at first. We want to make sure people are vaccinated as quickly and fairly as possible, starting with people who are more likely to get COVID-19 and those more likely to get dangerously sick from it.

Use this tool to find your vaccine group.

This survey will not collect any private health information. There is an option at the end to enter contact information if you would like to be notified when you are eligible for vaccination.
Cristo Rey Research Catholic High School

On December 2, WRAL it was announced that Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School will be opening the Fall of 2021. Here is the link to that story, High school for underserved students opening at American Tobacco Campus in Durham :: WRAL.com.

CLICK HERE to access Cristo Rey's press release.

Employment Opportunities!
Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School is currently hiring a school counselor and founding faculty in the following disciplines: math, history, science, English, theology, and physical education. For more information and application instructions, visit: https://www.cristoreyrt.org/employment-opportunities
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The Cristo Rey Network is an entrepreneurial network of Catholic high schools that uniquely integrates four years of rigorous academic curricula, four years of professional work experience, and robust support to and through college. Comprised of career focus, college preparatory schools serving students from families of limited financial means, the Cristo Rey Network’s formational model opens doors to fulfill dreams.


Villain Walks 2021
 
A Villain Walk is a chance to walk through the Bishop McGuinness campus. Parents and students will have an opportunity to learn more about academics, clubs, athletics, campus ministries, college counseling, and other campus activities. We begin with a welcome in the Library followed by group tours. Please call the Admissions Office for your reservation.
Private and Small Group Tours are available. Please call the Admissions Office for an appointment. There is no better way to see Bishop McGuinness than to walk the halls to experience our friendly culture.


Applications
Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are currently available on-line

Placement Test
Pre-registration is required- See application for more information
Test dates are Saturday, February 27th and March 6th  9:00-11:30am
Make Up Placement Test is Wednesday, April 21st  3-5:30pm

 
 
Financial Assistance
Application Deadline: April 1, 2021
 
New Villain Night
Thursday, May 20th 6-7pm
A pre-orientation for the Class of 2025

Please contact Kim Knox, Director of Admissions
336.564.1011 or kknox@bmhs.us
Visit our website www.bmhs.us