Shamrock Bound ☘️
This morning, Friday, February 17th, we held a prayer service led by Mrs. Lee and her eighth-grade students in honor of our student-athletes, their parents, and our staff as they left for Charlotte, NC to the annual Shamrock Tournament.

Good luck this weekend Knights! May God bless your way there and back.
Upcoming Dates
Friday, February 17 - Early dismissal at 11:30 am; Afterschool is available.

February 17 - February 19 - Shamrock Tournament 🏀🍀

Sunday, February 19 - Altar Server Training at Blessed Sacrament Church @ 2 pm. Pizza will be served 🍕 ⛪ - email Maddy Reece for more info:

Monday, February 20 - President's Day - School Closed

Tuesday, February 21 - Out of Uniform - Mardi Gras Parade-Wear green, gold, and purple! 🃏 ✨; Kindergarten & 6th-grade walk to the Fire Department

Wednesday, February 22 - Ash Wednesday ⛪

Friday, February 24 - Reports Cards Go Home 📝; School Mass @ 8:30 ⛪

Tuesday, February 28 - Middle School Field Trip to Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum

Monday, March 6 - Food Pantry Distribution

Tuesday, March 9 - Mandatory Chaperone Parent Meeting for Middle School Trip @ 6:30 pm - Save the date, please!

March 20 - March 24 - Scholastic Book Fair 📚
Click here to see the official BSS calendar: BSS Calendar
Knights' News
Winter Sports Pep Rally

Last Thursday, February 16th in the afternoon, we celebrated our Winter Sports Pep Rally! This marks the end of our winter sports season! Our Cheer Teams, Pep Squad, and Basketball Teams showcased to the entire student body their skills. We ended our school day with a game between parents and students. Make sure you follow our FACEBOOK PAGE to see more pictures.
A special thanks to our dedicated coaches, our parents, and our teachers & staff for the countless hours they spend supporting our children, volunteering in admissions/concessions/cleaning, and for making our winter sports possible this season. Thank you!
Shamrock weekend!!! Here we go Knights! 💙🏀💛💙🏀💛💙🏀💛
Our Knights prepare for the weekend.
Itinerary Link:

If you'd like to share your email and phone number for people to contact you this weekend, please add it HERE.

Let me know if you have any questions!
Beth Fitzgerald
Advancement Director
Mardi Gras!

Tuesday, February 21st! We will leave school at 10:00 and parade down to the church office. 515 Hillcrest Ave. to 408 W. Davis St. and back to school!
BSS friends, family, and neighbors are invited to watch our parade as we celebrate Mardi Gras!

The King and Queen of the 2023 Mardi Gras Parade are:
Isaias Guido in 6th & Aivie in 1st
Valentine's Day Cookie Gram by NJHS

Our NJHS members had a successful Cookie Gram fundraiser! They sold almost 250 boxes of cookies and raised approximately $500 for our Athletic Boosters! Thank you to Paul’s Pastry Shop NC for offering this fundraising opportunity to our school!
Valentine’s Day parties! ❤️

Last Tuesday, February14th, we celebrated Valentine's Day with our traditional annual class parties!
A special thanks to Tami Koury for bringing breakfast and goodie bags to our teachers and staff! Thank you, the cookies were delicious!
Food Pantry

Last Tuesday, February 14th, Mrs. Keraney's seventh and eighth-grade students delivered food to the pantry!

Thank you for to our students and parents for your support in sending pasta and spaghetti sauce.
Order your Yearbook!

There is nothing like your school's yearbook. Get your hands on the limited edition collection of our stories from the year. Share it with your friends today and hang on it for years to come! Starting at $45.00 Order your today!

CLICK HERE to order your yearbook online.
BSS Sports
Shamrock Tournament 2023 Bracket Schedules ☘️

First Game: B12 - Flight 2 - Roanoke Catholic vs Blessed Sacrament (Burlington) - 8:00 pm (new time, originally 7:20 pm) St Marks Catholic School Gym (14750 Stumptown Road, Huntersville NC) LEAVE EARLY-The gym is about an hour away from the hotel and there will be Charlotte traffic.

CLICK HERE to access the full tournament brackets and all Gym addresses (look at the bottom tabs of the spreadsheet).

CLICK HERE to see the list of the Shamrock Cheer Competition Order.

Make sure you review the 2023 Shamrock Tournament Rules of Play.
 2023 Shamrock Tournament Pricing-BRING CASH!!!

One-Day Ticket – Adult $5.00

One-Day Ticket – Student $3.00

Weekend Family Pass $20.00

T-Shirts $15.00 will be available for purchase at all gym locations.
$2 for $25
*Check with Mrs. Fitzgerald if you would like to purchase a shirt from BSS.

Best Deals
2 day for 1 adult – Daily Pass
3 day for 1 adult – Daily Pass
2 day for 2 adult/student – Family Pass saves $9.00
2 day for 2 adults – Family Pass saves $3.00
3 day for 2 adults – Family Pass saves $13.00
  • Coaches per team get in free (2)
  • Cheer coach gets in free (2)
  • Clergy and Athletic Directors are free
Competition Cheer Update
Congratulations to all of those students that made the 2022-2023 Competition Cheer Team!

  • Shamrock Tournament @ Charlotte Catholic High School February 17-19, 2023

Cheerleaders traveling to Charlotte for the weekend will be dismissed from school at 10:30. Cheerleaders who came to practice on Monday are invited to cheer with Varsity Cheerleaders at games sometime on Friday afternoon/evening. We will send out the time and location of the games as soon as we receive the brackets.

The Cheerleaders will meet at the hotel to do their hair and makeup together, but we won't know what time until the Shamrock bracket is released

We still have not received the time for the cheer competition. We are assuming it will begin at 4:30.

Have a great week! We are so excited about Shamrock!!!

Kelly Spradlin (

Elizabeth Tichy (

Go, Knights!!!
Pep Squad Update:

Next week, please return your child's clean Pep Squad uniform including both pieces plus the bow for the girls. Please return the uniform in a bag with your child's name on it.

If you have any questions, just send us an email. ( and

Thanks for a great season and as always - GO KNIGHTS!!!

Coach Bost and Coach Champion
It is time to gear up for Spring Sports! Please sign your student up to participate.

***As a reminder, the only sport this spring that is offered to elementary school is Track. All other sports are 5th-8th only.***


If you have not completed the “Athletic Permission & Emergency Form for 2022-2023” or the “Athletic Physical Form”, please visit the “Athletics” section of the BSS website to access these forms or stop by the front office for a form. There is a $20 sports fee for all spring sports.

Elementary Track:

Middle School Track:



Girls Soccer:


Marci Letvak
Athletic Director
Prayer Requests
Please pray for:

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

Please pray for Mr. Victor, our maintenance director, who had surgery last Thursday.

Please pray for the people of Turkey & Syria who suffered a terrible earthquake last week.
Assistant Principal's Message
Dear Parents,
We pray for the safe travels of all our families to the Shamrock tournament. Best of luck to our basketball team and cheerleaders. Go, Knights!

Joy Bolen
Assistant Principal
From the Office of Admissions
Dear Parents,

The admissions office is in the process of preparing to send out re-enrollment contracts for the following school year to our returning students/families. We are proud to announce that there will be no increase in tuition rates for the 2023-2024 school year! Please, review a letter from Mrs. Gomez by CLICKING HERE. You can review our enrollment timeline by CLICKING HERE.

Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year for returning families will begin on January 23, 2022. All existing families who have not requested financial aid in the past will start to receive an enrollment contract via DocuSign. Space is very limited for rising 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th 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 $265.00 enrollment fee. Review the letter above for deadlines. You will receive an email from FACTS once Mr. Rico sets up your automatic tuition payment drafts if you choose to pay via this option.

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 have been processed and a scholarship amount is known. This will be communicated around March 31.

If you have any questions about this process, you can contact Mr. Rico.
Próximo Año Escolar

Hemos publicado nuestras tarifas de matrícula para el año escolar 2023-2024 HAGA CLIC AQUÍ para acceder al documento a los padres.
HAGA CLIC AQUÍ para acceder a nuestra línea de tiempo de inscripción.

La inscripción para el año escolar 2023-2024 para las familias que regresan comenzará el 21 de enero de 2022. Todas las familias existentes que no hayan solicitado ayuda financiera en el pasado comenzarán a recibir un contrato de inscripción a través de DocuSign (correo electrónico). El espacio es muy limitado para los estudiantes de 1.°, 3.°, 4.°, 5.° 6.° y 7.°grado y se dará prioridad a todas las familias que regresan. 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 cuota de inscripción de $265.00. Revise la carta anterior para conocer los plazos. Recibirá un correo electrónico de FACTS una vez que Mr. Rico configure sus giros automáticos de pago de matrícula si elige pagar a través de esta opción.

Si una familia desea agregar un nuevo estudiante/herman@, infórmele 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 solicitan ayuda económica se enviarán una vez que se hayan procesado sus solicitudes de ayuda y se conozca el monto de la beca. Esto se comunicará alrededor del 31 de marzo.

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre este proceso, puede comunicarse con el Sr. Rico en o por telefono al 336-570-0019 extension 212. Recuerde que el Sr. Rico solo esta los lunes, miercoles, jueves en la oficina.
Financial Aid Process

If your family needs to renew a BSS Scholarship, the applications for this are already open. Make sure you review this document and apply. The application can be found in your FACTS account, just log in, and then click on Apply for Financial Aid. This application comes with a $40 fee. This scholarship covers up to 50% of our tuition.

If your child is a recipient of an NC Opportunity Scholarship, make sure that you endorse that your child is attending BSS this Spring and RENEW your scholarship, look in your To Do List for any pending items that may need to be completed, once you log in to your portal. Please review the guidelines as families with children entering in kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade are eligible to apply! This application is free and covers up to 90% of our school tuition and fees.

If your child is already receiving an NC Opportunity Scholarship, then you do not need to apply for a BSS Scholarship with our FACTS Grant & Aid Application.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Rico.

José Rico Benavides
Director of Admissions
African American and Native American Ancestry Tuition Assistance applications available Feb. 1 - March 10

On February 1, 2023, the beginning of Catholic Schools Week, the 2023-2024 application for the African American and Native American Ancestry Tuition Assistance will be available. This scholarship program is now being administered by the Diocese of Raleigh Office of Education.

Catholic school students (Pre-K - 12th grade) of African American and Native American Ancestry 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.

  • It is no longer required that families complete a FACTS tuition application for this scholarship, and preschool students are eligible to apply. A separate application must be completed for each student.
  • Application deadline: March 10, 2023.
  • Decision letters will be mailed to parents no later than May 22, 2023.
  • Tuition awards are sent from the diocese to the applicant's school.
  • Application opens on February 1, 2023, and closes on March 10, 2023.

School Tours

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

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

Here is a link to our admissions page:
Re-occurring Information
French Toast

Great news! We have a new uniforms supplier! We will be working with French Toast moving forward. Graham Sporting Goods will carry our PE uniforms. See the website:

CLICK HERE for a welcome letter from French Toast.

CLICK HERE to review our Uniform Guidelines for the following school year.
Middle School Field Trip to Williamsburg, VA UPDATE

Dear Parents, the field trip to Williamsburg, VA will take place on May 23 and 24th this Spring. If you are planning for your child(ren) to attend, you must submit a registration form with payment. The deadline to submit at least the first partial payment is January 17.

This field trip is only offered to our Middle School Students (5th - 8th).
When: May 23rd & 24th,2023
Where: See the Itinerary by CLICKING HERE
Price: $370 per student (you can pay in full or 3 payments -$124 due 1-17-23 -$123 due 2-15-23 & $123 due -3-15-23)
Adult prices: Double room (please let us know whom you want as a roommate) $390 per person. Single room $450

CLICK HERE to access the registration form, you should also have received it in your yellow folder's Thursday communicator this week. Please sign it and return it with payment to the office (Please, send CHECKS payable to Blessed Sacrament School or CASH)

If you are paying online for the field trip, make sure your write on the form that you paid online and return it to the school signed. THANK YOU!

* Students will room with each other. The price for the students is based on 4 students per room. We keep grade levels together. 
*Parents usually want a private room. If you want help finding a roommate for yourself, I will let you know who is going and you can make a plan with each other. -Mrs. Kearney
Any Questions? Contact Mrs. Kearney at
CLICK HERE if you would like to pay for your child(ren) field trip in full ONLINE for $370.

CLICK HERE if you would like to make a PARTIAL PAYMENT for your child(ren)'s field trip. This first payment of $124 must be submitted no later than Tuesday, January 17th.

CLICK HERE if you would like to make THE SECOND PARTIAL PAYMENT for your child(ren)'s field trip. This first payment of $123 must be submitted no later than Wednesday, February 15th.

CLICK HERE if you would like to make THE THIRD & FINAL PARTIAL PAYMENT for your child(ren)'s field trip. This first payment of $123 must be submitted no later than Wednesday, March 15th

Want to accompany your child?
CLICK HERE to pay online for an adult that is coming to pay for a DOUBLE ROOM-Make sure you write down whom you would like to room with. $390.

CLICK HERE to PARTIALLY PAY online for an adult that 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. $450.

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

****Mandatory Chaperone Parent Meeting for the MS Williamsburg field trip on Thursday, March 9 at 6:30 pm.****

If you signed up to be a chaperone you will need to take a Safe Environment training and a Background check.

The dates for Safe Environment are:

  • March 9, 2023 from 5:00-6:30
  • April 4, 2023 from 5:00-6:30
  • or May 2, 2023 from 3:00-4:30

You will need to attend only one of these.

You will also need to contact the front office (336-570-0019) to schedule your background check.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

God Bless,

Mrs. Kearney
8th Grade Homeroom
2023 Knights of Columbus State Free Throw Competition

Congratulations to the students who placed 1st place in last Saturday's Free Throw Competition hosted by the Knights of Columbus! The winners advance to a District competition. CLICK HERE to see the results.

The winners are invited to the State Free Throw Contest on 3-11-23 at Fairchild Community Center in Burlington.

Saturday, March 11, 2023
Fairchild Community Center
827 S Graham Hopedale Road
Burlington, NC 27217

CLICK HERE to see the invitation letter.

Well, done students!
ABSS HS Options Applications Opens!

Alamance Burlington School System offers various options for students in high school including the option to gain credits toward a college degree while completing the requirements for high school, enrollment in the pre-collegiate academy, and International Baccalaureate options.

Private High School Options in the Area:

Cristo Rey Catholic High School -Located in Durham, NC. They have a Bus that leaves from Home Depot here in Burlington! Ask for Martha Zaldivar, Director of Admissions.

Martha Zaldivar
Director of Recruitment and Admissions
(984) 999-2142
Bishop McGuiness Catholic High School - Located in Kernersville, NC. They have a bus that leaves and brings students to Target here in Burlington!

From the Director of Admissions Mrs. Knox at Bishop McGuiness:
There is no better way for prospective families to get a feel for the Bishop experience than to take a Villain Walk!
We begin with a welcome session at 9 am followed by a group tour.

RSVP by Clicking Here or call the Admissions Office at 336.564.1011

 Applications for the 2023-24 academic year are available on September 30th
The Burlington Upper School - Located here in Burlington, NC!

Alamance Christian School - Located here in Burlington as well.

If your family is in need of afterschool care services, do not forget to submit an enrollment form. Following are the links for Afterschool care information and enrollment forms:

Make sure you review the afterschool care procedures for the new school year below:

CLICK HERE to read the procedures

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ para leerlos los procedimeintos
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.

Our new lunch menu beginning August 2022:
Monday: Chick-Fil-A
Tuesday: Cici’s Pizza
Wednesday: Subway
Thursday: Smithfields Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q
Friday: La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant

If you have any questions, please give us a call at (888) 894-8295 or email us at 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!


Beth Fitzgerald
Director of Advancement
Uniformes de BSS y Nuestra
Tienda de intercambio de uniformes

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ para revisar nuestras pautas de uniformes escolares para el año escolar 2022-23.

Nuestra tienda de intercambio escolar está abierta todo el año, pero necesitaremos que haga una cita con la Sra. Fitzgerald o el Sr. Rico para que puedan mostrarle la tienda. Tenemos dos ventas de tiendas de intercambio antes de hacer la transición a los uniformes de verano o de invierno.

Recuerde, ¡ahora puede comprar nuestros uniformes de educación física en Graham's Sporting Goods! Tienen nuestro logo en la tienda para la compra de playeras amarillas de educación física solamente. Están ubicados en 2535 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215.
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**
From the Office of Advancement
We have new Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2022-2023 school year.

We'd love to help promote your business, while you support our school!

In addition to keeping our tuition as low as possible, donations during the 2021-2022 school year allowed us to do the following:

  • Purchase new picnic tables for our deck and outdoor classroom
  • Replace our back deck
  • Purchase new cafeteria tables
  • Paint many areas of the building 
  • Replace flooring in a few classrooms
  • Purchase new desks & chairs for a few classrooms

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

CLICK HERE to access more detailed sponsorship level opportunities.

I look forward to working with you!

Beth Fitzgerald
Director of Advancement
Attractions Books:

We are now selling Attractions Dining & Value Guides. They are $25 each! Buy 5 and you get one free! This year our 7th & 8th Grade students are helping us sell them. They are working to raise money for a special Coding project. They will earn $10 for each book sold. Look in Yellow Folders on Friday for more information!
Learn More HERE
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 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, 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, (not 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.

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