Thursday, January 3rd
9:00 AM - 5th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduation (4th Grade is invited to attend)
3:00 PM - Cheer Practice-Routine
4:00 PM - Varsity Girls Basketball vs. BCA (H)
5:00 PM - Varsity Boys Basketball vs. BCA (H)

Friday, January 4th
8:45 AM - Mass
3:00 PM - Cheer Practice-Routine
3:15 PM - Middle School FLL Meeting

Saturday, January 5th
9:30 AM - JV Girls Basketball vs. IHM (H)
10:40 AM - JV Boys Basketball vs. IHM (H)
11:50 AM - Varsity Girls Basketball vs. IHM (H)
1:00 PM - Varsity Boys Basketball vs. IHM (H)
Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest following Boys Varsity Game

Sunday, January 6th
2:30 PM - Middle School FLL Meeting

Monday, January 7th
4:00 PM - Varsity Girls Basketball vs SPX (A)
4:30 PM - JV Girls Basketball vs OLM (A)
5:15 PM - Varsity Boys Basketball vs SPX (A)
5:45 PM - JV Boys Basketball vs OLM (A)

Tuesday, January 8th
4:00 PM - JV Girls Basketball vs SPX-B (H)
5:00 PM - JV Boys Basketball vs SPX-B (H)
6:15 PM - Varsity Boys Basketball vs SPX-B (H)

Wednesday, January 9th
Progress Reports Issued
3:15 PM - 4th Grade FLL Group A

Thursday, January 10th
4:30 PM - Varsity Girls Basketball vs OLM (A)
5:45 PM - Varsity Boys Basketball vs OLM (A)

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)
Knight News
Many Thanks NJHS

The NJHS would like to thank our BSS Community for the huge success of our Christmas Cheer service project!  Thanks to your donations and your participation in the Bake Sale and Christmas Stocking Raffle, we were able to provide gifts, clothes and gift cards for groceries and gas to eleven children and four adults. Both families are very grateful for your generosity! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
5th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduation

D.A.R.E. Graduation will be on Thursday, January 3rd at 9:00 AM. Students will need to wear their regular winter uniform instead of PE uniform. They will receive their D.A.R.E.T-shirt to slip on Thursday morning. 4th Grade students are invited to attend.
BSS celebrates Catholic Schools Week and Spirit Week January 27th-February 1st

Mark your calendar for all of the fun! The theme of this year's Catholic School's Week is Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. We celebrate Catholic Schools Week each year with Catholic Schools around the United States! 

It's also BSS Spirit Week! Thank you to our Student Council for our fun list of daily dress up themes! Students may dress down each day in the "theme for the day". Student choosing not to participate in that day's theme will need to wear their school uniform. $.25 per day or $1.00 for the week.
 
Sunday, January 27th: Celebrating Our Parish
Catholic Schools Week Mass at 10:30 a.m. 
We will hold our annual X-STREAM Expo in the Blessed Sacrament Church Gathering Space that day from 9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. We ask all families to attend the 10:30 a.m. Mass and students are asked to wear their winter uniform. Students will serve as ushers, gift bearers, and lectors.

Monday, January 28th: Celebrating Our Community
Spirit Week Theme : Favorite Color Day! 

Tuesday, January 29th: Celebrating Our Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers
Spirit Week Theme : Pajama Day!

Wednesday, January 30th: Celebrating Our Nation
Spirit Week Theme : Wacky Tacky Day!

Thursday, January 31st: Celebrating Vocations
Spirit Week Theme : Favorite Sports Team Day!

Friday, February 1st: Celebrating our Students
Spirit Week Theme:  Blue & 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.
Special Request from Nadia Gallovich

BSS Families, do any of you live in or around the Mackintosh Community. The wonderful family that was helping us bring our son home from school will no longer be able to after the Christmas break. If any of you are able to bring our 8th grader back home after school, please let me know, we’d greatly appreciate it.”

Please contact me at nadia.gallovich@hotmail.com
 
Thank you for your help!

Nadia 
The Benefit of Auction Items
You may have noticed two parking spaces designated with signs stating, "Reserved for Friends of BSS". You may have also noticed a lone car pulling to the head of the dismissal line after school. Benefits like these can be yours if you are the high bidder at our Annual School Auction on March 16, 2019. Save the Date!
From the Principal's Desk
God, thank you for a new year.
As we begin a new year, remind us of our truest values and our deepest desires. Help us to live in the goodness that comes from doing what you want us to do. Help us so that we might live in peace with you now, one day at a time. May 2019 be filled with peace, love and laughter!

Classroom Connection
All of the classrooms are gearing up for the 2nd half of the school year. We hope everyone had a blessed Christmas break.
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
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
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
January 6th
February 3rd
March 3rd
April 7th
May 5th