Friday, March 22nd
8:45 AM - Mass
11:30 AM - Early Release

Monday, March 25th
Scholastic Book Fair
Swap Shop is Open
3:00 PM - Flag Footbal
3:00 PM - Book Fair - Teacher Preview

Tuesday, March 26th
Scholastic Book Fair
Swap Shop is Open
9:00 AM - Book Fair - 3rd Preview
10:00 AM - Book Fair - 2nd Preview
10:45 AM - Book Fair - 1st Preview
12:30 PM - Book Fair - K Preview
1:20 PM - Book Fair - 4th Preview

Wednesday, March 27th
Scholastic Book Fair
Swap Shop is Open
Dress Down Day
8:15 AM - Book Fair - Pre3 Buy
9:15 AM - Book Fair - Pre4 Buy
10:30 AM - Book Fair - 2nd Buy
11:40 AM - Book Fair - 7th Buy
2:05 PM - Book Fair - 6th Buy

Thursday, March 28th
Scholastic Book Fair
Swap Shop is Open
5:00 PM - Scholastic Book Fair Family Fun Night

Friday, March 29th
Swap Shop is Open
4:00 PM BSS Tenns vs Western @ Western Alamance HS
5:30 PM - NJHS Pizza Bingo @ the Koury Center Gym (Knights Castle)

Saturday, March 30th
9:00 AM - Alamance County Kindergarten Fair @ Holly Hill Mall

Sunday, March 31st
BSS Track Informal Duel Meet with OLG @ Williams HS
Knight News
Thank You!

Blessed Sacrament School wishes to thank all of our sponsors, bidders, donors, faculty and staff and all who made our annual auction a success.

A special thank you to:

Our Videographers/Photographers:
Lisa Waldmann
Kara Sheppard

Our Auction Committee Members:
Johna Bruton
Tiffany Ehmig
Dee Evans
Tara Hackman
Stephanie Long 

And especially to our Auction Committee Co-Chairs:
Jennifer Klein
Beth Fitzgerald 
Scholastic Book Fair

We are going to have a DINO-MITE time at our Scholastic Book Fair! The Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits. 
Book Fair dates: March 26th-29th
Shopping hours: Tuesday -Thursday 7:30am-3:30pm, Friday 7:30-9:00am
Special activities: Family Fun Night Thursday, March 28th 5:00-7:00pm

NEW digital payment option: Book Fair eWallet! Now your student can shop the Fair cash-free! Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and to create an account.


If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at  h ttp://www.scholastic.com/bf/blessedsacramentschool9 . Our Online Fair is available from March 17th to March 30th.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school. 

We need volunteers...we need YOU! Volunteering at the Book Fair is the perfect way to stay connected to your child at school and help students find the books they can't wait to read. Sign up now and get ready for a fun and rewarding volunteer experience.

Pizza Bingo Night at BSS
Sponsored by the National Junior Honor Society

All proceeds will benefit The National Meningitis Association

Come out and join us for a night of fun BINGO!
Don’t forget to mark you calendars!!
Friday, March 29, 2019
The KNIGHTS’ Castle
Doors Open at 5:30
BINGO will start at 6:00

PIZZA
BINGO
BAKE SALE
50/50 RAFFLE
$100 CASH PRIZE!!
Order Forms are in the Wednesday envelopes today!!
Pay It Forward Initiative - Babysitting

Need a night off? Four of out Middle School young ladies are offering babysitting services. They are all experienced and will work in teams of two. They will come to your home and will arrange their own transportation.

All proceeds they earn will be donated to a medical charity to be determined. Their rate is $15 per hour per team.

They are available on the following day/times until April 15th:
Sundays - Afternoons & Evenings
Mondays - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wednesdays - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Friday - After school until 11:30 PM
Saturday - 5:00 PM to 11:30 PM

If your are interested, please contact:
Yesenia (336) 512-8068 or Kathryn (248) 939-7893.
Afterschool Care News

Friday March 22nd - Early Dismissal
Afterschool Care Available 11:30-6:00
Please Provide a Bag lunch for all students

Wednesday April 17th - Early Dismissal
There is NO Afterschool Care!
Happy Easter and Spring Break!
School Uniforms

Summer uniforms begins Monday, April 1st and our students have a habit of growing. Get your school uniform order into Lands End ( click here) or visit our Swap Shop which opens starting Monday, March 25th.
Order Scrip!

A percentage of each gift card purchased through the Scrip Program is donated to BSS. If you would like to order scrip to support our school, please complete the order form ( click here) and submit to the school office with payment.
Prayer Requests
Please Pray for:

Adrian Bishop, uncle of Mason (1st) and Julian (K) who is very ill due to flu complications. He has five children ranging from the ages of 20 through 3. The family needs the support of prayers.

Mrs. Guzi, mother of Matthew (2nd), as she continues to recover from surgery.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Community,

Thank you for a very successful auction!

Maria Gomez
Classroom Connection
1st Grade
Four members of The American Legion and Alamance County Voiture 1237 taught first grade students about the American flag. We discovered which star on the flag represents NC. The veterans presented each of us with a small flag.  
And its seems that some leprechaun's invaded the 1st grade classrooom
Pre-K
Our pre-K kids were so proud they finished this dino puzzle! Last week we talked all about dinosaurs.
3rd Grade
Congratulations to our Mathlete Award Winners
3rd Grade also enjoyed their visit to Morehead Planetarium.
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!
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
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Alamance County Kindergarten Fair
If you have friends or family members wanting more information regarding BSS Kindergarten, we will be at Holy Hill Mall from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM to answer any of their questions. It will be a great opportunity to find out more about our wonderful school.
News from the Diocese
SCAM WARNING

Some nefarious international con artists are establishing and using email accounts, such as G-Mail,  in the name of some of our priests and, most recently, in the name of our bishop. They are doing this to illicitly solicit gift cards, money or information.  
 
Kindly consider this as a scam and do not respond under any circumstances.
 
Our diocesan IT staff is working to address this invasion of privacy and the attempted fraud against the goodness of our parish communities. 
 
To ensure your protection, if you receive a request from one of our priests or our bishop, please verify it is not a scam by speaking directly to them, or their appropriate staff, through known phone numbers and known email addresses. Please, never reply to such an email directly, nor call any numbers provided in such an email directly.  
 
Below is are examples of these types of scams. NOTE: There other are variations:
 
Example 1:
From:  Luis Rafael Zarama < spohieclarke817@gmail.com
Date:  Friday, March 8, 2019 4:28 PM
To: XXXXX
Subject: Re:   Request
 
Hello, are you available right now?
--
Best Regards 
Luis Rafael Zarama
Bishop
Sacred Heart Church
Sent from my iPhone
From:  Luis Rafael Zarama < spohieclarke817@gmail.com
Sent:  Friday, March 8, 2019 4:32 PM
To:   XXXXX
Subject:  Re: RE: Request
 
I'm in a meeting right now , that's why i'm contacting you through here. I should have called you instead of mailing you , but phones are not allowed to be use during the meeting. I don't know when the meeting will be rounding up And i want you to help me out on something very important right away.
--
Best Regards 
Luis Rafael Zarama
Bishop
Sacred Heart Church
Sent from my iPhone
Example 2:
From: Fr. PriestFirstname PriestLastname < fr.fnamelname@gmail.com >
Date: June 19, 2018 at 11:08:46 AM EDT
To: XXXXX
Subject: Re: ONE IN CHRIST
 
Hi (Parishioner’s name), I need a favor from you. Please email me back as soon as possible
 
I need to get an iTunes gift card for a friend of mine going through cancer at the hospital but I can't do this now because I’m currently busy. Can you get it from any store around you? I’ll pay you back. Let me know if you can get the card for me. God bless you.
 
Blessing,
Fr. Priest First name Priest Last name 
Sent from my iPhone
 
Example 3:
From: Fr. Priest First name Priest Last name < fr.fnamelname@gmail.com >
Date: June 19, 2018 at 11:08:46 AM EDT
To: XXXXX
Subject: Re: ONE IN CHRIST
 
Get two $100 iTunes gift card and have it send to his email  johnsmith@gmail.com . God bless you
Blessing,
 
Fr. Priest First name Priest Last name 
Sent from my iPhone
Community News
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
April 12      BS School
May 10      BS Church
Sundays at BS Church
April 7th
May 5th
"Drugs Uncovered: What Parents and Adults Need to Know”
This event will take place on Thursday, April 4 from 6:00-8:30pm (light dinner served 6:00-6:30pm; workshop will start at 6:30pm). It is FREE and will take place at Alamance Community College.