Black Health & Wellness: A Celebration of Black History Month!
What is Black History Month?

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.

Today, Black History Month is a time to honor the contributions and legacy of African Americans across U.S. history and society—from activists and civil rights pioneers such as Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks to leaders in industry, politics, science, culture and more. -history.com

Did you know that since 1976, every American president has endorsed a specific theme for Black History Month?

This year's theme, “Black Health and Wellness,” explores "the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora. -asalh.org
8th Black History Wax Museum

This morning, Friday, February 11th, Mr. Champion's eight-grade students created a wax museum with portraits and backgrounds of famous African American leaders, inventors, artists, and athletes. We had figures like Barrack Obama, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Frederick Douglas, and more represented. Parents and students were invited to come and take a look! Enjoy some of the pictures here:
Upcoming Dates
January 31 - February 10 - NJHS Carnation Sale

February 10 - 13 - PECSAA TOURNAMENT- Basketball

Monday, February 14 - St. Valentine's Day - Out of Uniform - Wear Red - Class Parties!

Wednesday, February 23 - 2nd Trimester ends

February 18 - 20 - SHAMROCK TOURNAMENT - Basketball

Monday, February 21 - School Closed in Observance of Presidents' Day

Tuesday, March 1st - Mardi Gras Parades!

Friday, March 4th - Report Cards Go Home

Sunday, March 13 - Daylight Saving Time starts

Friday, March 18 - Early Dismissal - Afterschool Available

March 21 - 26 - Tentative Dates for BSS Book Fair

Friday, May 20 - Spring Sing
Click here to see the official BSS calendar: BSS Calendar
From the Office of Advancement
Hi! As usual, we have a lot going on around the school! To help keep everyone informed, I wanted to share details about all of the Valentine's Day events!
NJHS Carnation Sale:

Our NJHS members have been collecting orders for their Carnation Sale! Students have been so sweet purchasing flowers for their parents, grandparents, and siblings. So far they have sold 100 flowers! They still have 150 available and would like to sell all of them! It's not too late to order. You can print the online form HERE. Any remaining flowers can be purchased for $5 on Friday. Students will walk around to homerooms and stand outside in the pickup line.

*NJHS will use all money earned towards refurbishing bathrooms around the school! They have requested to make this their special service for the year.*
NJHS students worked hard Thursday, February 23rd in the afternoon sorting their carnation orders! Thank you for your hard work!
Student Council Valentine's Raffle:

Last year, the Otero family secured a large donation of Valentine's Day stuffed animals for our school. Many students took the smaller ones home as summer reading buddies last year. We still have 4 very large stuffed animals that need a home! Students are invited to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win one of these stuffed animals! Tickets are .25 each or 5 for $1. Winning tickets will be drawn at morning prayer on Monday, February 14th.

*Student Council will use all money earned towards their goal of repaving the parking lot and blacktops.*
Valentine's Day Parties:

Parties will be held on Monday the 14th. To keep our students safe, parties will only be for students and teachers. We hope to welcome parents again very soon!

Links to party sign-ups can be found HERE.

Little Knights Party-10:30
Parties around 2:00ish- no parents can join us for now. 
If a child is giving out cards, it must be for every child in the class.
No personal valentine gifts exchange among students
Exchanging Valentine's Day Cards:

All students are invited to make cards with treats to give to their classmates and teachers. The school has purchased extra candy and cards for any students who need them. Please let me or homeroom teachers know if you'd like for your child to make their Valentine's at school with me. I plan to work with students during their recess time Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

I have created a spreadsheet with all student names by class. You can find those names HERE. Please use these lists when making cards for classmates.

Let me know if you have any questions!
Beth Fitzgerald
Director of Advancement
Knight's News
Winter Pep Rally!

Click HERE to watch the video! Go, Knights!
Knight Honor Cross Nomination!

On Monday, February 7, students Lydia A. (Eighth), Thomas (Julian) A-B, (Seventh), Irvin B. (Seventh), Saul C-S. (Eighth), Matthew J. (Eighth), Christian M. (Seventh), Will S.(Seventh), Sebastian V-A. (Seventh) received a Knight Honor Cross from Mrs. Gomez, Congratulations!


Blessed Sacrament School
Knight Honor Code:

Respect God, self & others
Be a person of integrity
Live a life of service
Produce quality work
Thank You AlumKnights!

Last week, a few AlumKnights joined us virtually to read to our students!! Not only are they BSS alumni, but their moms are also all teachers at our school!
Thank you to Mrs. Bost, Mrs. Champion, and Mrs. Lee for sharing your children with us! We always love when former students spend time at our school (even if it’s a virtual visit)! 💙💛
Academy of Finance at Williams High

If your rising 9th grader is interested in the Academy of Finance offered through William HS, please read the attached information.


Kindergarten Smiles

Mrs. Byerly's & Mrs. Mirandas's Kindergarten class worked this past week on their smiles! Take a look at their work currently on display just outside their classrooms:

As red as an apple
As orange as an orange
As yellow as a banana
As green as leaves
As blue as a blueberry
As purple as a grape
Little Portion Food Pantry- Thank You!

Thanks to the Fantastic Volunteers and Supporters of the Little Portion Food Pantry sponsored by Blessed Sacrament Church, we want to share with you a brief video of the recent major Food Distribution (Monday, February 7th, 2022).

With Your Help - We served 816 families
consisting of 3246 individuals.

Thank You to all who help make this ministry of service possible: “for whatever we do for our sisters & brothers in need, we do for Christ Jesus”.

Enjoy the following brief video produced and edited by Leo Quinn, the Coordinator of Youth Ministry at Blessed Sacrament:
Pax et bonum…

Fr. Paul
NC Opportunity Scholarship RENEWAL for the 2022-23 School Year

If you are a parent of a student recipient of an NC Opportunity Scholarship award, do not forget to RENEW your child's scholarship for next year!. Missing renewal means we will not be receiving the award on behalf of your child.

Si usted es padre de un estudiante que recibió una Beca de Oportunidad de Carolina del Norte, ¡no olvide RENOVAR la beca de su hijo para el próximo año!. La renovación faltante significa que no recibiremos el premio en nombre de su hijo.

Vea el enlace de arriba para que pueda ingresar a su cuenta y endorsar.
African & Native American Scholarships are Now Available!

CATHOLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS of AFRICAN AMERICAN and NATIVE AMERICAN ANCESTRY (K-12th grade) in the Diocese of Raleigh are eligible to apply for tuition assistance. The assistance awards are funded by parish second collection donations and a grant from the Black and Indian Mission Office founded by the Catholic bishops of the United States.

APPLICATION PROCESS
  1. All applicants MUST complete a Catholic school enrollment application.
  2. Parents must complete a FACTS Tuition Assistance Application. Please contact the school for information regarding the FACTS Tuition Assistance Application.==>LOOK at our From the Office of Admissions Section here, scroll down to see the steps.
  3. Then apply to the Tuition Assistance Program at the link provided below. The application opens on January 30, 2022, and closes on March 11, 2022. https://raldioc.configio.com/tuition-assistance
  4. Decision letters will be mailed to parents no later than May 23, 2022.
  5. Tuition awards are sent from the diocese to the applicant’s school.
Middle School Parents, 

    This is year's Spring Sing will be Friday, May 20th at St. Mark's Church. One of the songs we will be performing is from the movie Sister Act. In celebration of Catholic Schools Week, Middle School Students will be watching Sister Act during our class time this week. They have been working very hard on the music, and I think this will be an activity they will all enjoy.

Happy Catholic Schools Week!

Kelly Spradlin, MS Chorus Teacher
BSS Sports
PECSAA Tournament Brackets

Attached are the brackets for the tournament this weekend.




GO, KNIGHTS!

Marcie Letvak
8th-grade recognition

This past Saturday, February 5th, we played the final home game of the 2021-2022 basketball season. We also held a small recognition for our 8th-grade basketball players and cheerleaders! Congratulations on playing sports at BSS! Thank you parents and coaches for your time and commitment.
Two Elementary Track Coaches are Needed!
Grades K-4

This is a super fun way to get involved in BSS athletics! Track is the only competitive sport we have for elementary school kids and we are proud to be able to offer it!

Coaches must be available to practice after school 1-2 days per week (3-4:15) and Sunday afternoon at Williams track. Sunday practice will be a combined practice with the middle school team and coaches (provided we have access to the track).

Plan stations/ activities for grades K-4 to include broad jump, running races, and relays for practices.

Must be available to coach for the final PECCSA track meet on May 15 (tentative) at Bishop McGuiness High School in Kernersville.

We will have a meeting and provide training to all coaches prior to the start of the season so you are set up for success! The season begins the first week of March and ends at the PECCSA track meet.

Must be fully vaccinated to coach at BSS.

Please email if you're interested!

Marcie Letvak
Athletic Director
SHAMROCK Hotel Booking

It is the moment we have all been waiting for! It is finally time to book our rooms for the Shamrock Basketball Tournament!! Remember this is a varsity tournament only! So this is open to the members of our Varsity Girls basketball team, Varsity Boys, and those who are a part of the traveling cheer team. Below is the link to make your reservations! Let me know if you have any questions!

GO KNIGHTS!


¡Es el momento que todos hemos estado esperando! ¡¡Por fin ha llegado el momento de reservar nuestras habitaciones para el Torneo de Baloncesto Shamrock en Charlotte, NC!! ¡Recuerde que este es un torneo Varsity solamente! Así que esto está abierto a los miembros de nuestro equipo de baloncesto Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys y aquellos que son parte del equipo de porristas itinerantes. ¡Arriba está el enlace para hacer sus reservas! ¡Hazme saber si tienes alguna pregunta!

Marcie Letvak
Updated and Remaining Basketball Games

I can't believe we are already in our last few weeks of Basketball! We have a heavy schedule this last half of the season, but fortunately, most of these games will be at HOME! Also, The Shamrock Tournament is promptly approaching! The Shamrock Tournament is for VARSITY teams only! Another reminder is that Blessed Sacrament School requires masks for everyone at all times. So at games, players on the court, spectators, coaches, and players on the bench are all required to stay masked at home and away games! We truly appreciate your cooperation in this and keeping everyone safe and healthy!
 
Below are our remaining games and tournaments this season (UPDATED as of 02/03/2022):
 
2/4- BSS Boys v SHS- HOME
Game Times: JVB: 4:00, VB: 5:00
2/4- BSS Girls v SHS- AWAY
Game Time: 4:30
 
**2/5- BSS v OLM- HOME (Saturday Game)
 
PECSAA TOURNAMENT: February 10th-13th
 
SHAMROCK TOURNAMENT: February 18th-20th
 
GO, KNIGHTS!
 
-Marcie Letvak
Masking during Basketball Games

This past weekend, the principals from the Diocese of Charlotte voted for optional masks during basketball games. BSS will continue to wear masks during practice, while on the bench, and while on the court. Any visiting team must adhere to our policy. Spectators will need to wear masks. After January, the mask policy will be revisited in the Diocese of Raleigh.

Este pasado fin de semana, los directores de la Diócesis de Charlotte votaron por máscaras opcionales durante el juego de baloncesto. BSS continuará usando máscaras durante la práctica, mientras esté en el banco y en la cancha. Cualquier equipo visitante debe adherirse a nuestra política. Los espectadores deberán usar máscaras. Después de enero, la política de máscaras se revisará en la Diócesis de Raleigh.
PECSAA website

We wanted to send out the link to our official PECSAA website. On this website, you can find team rankings, tournament brackets, rules, and also spirit wear!


Order your BSS spirit wear today!
Winter Sports Update

The winter sports sign-ups are now closed. If your child would still like to participate in a winter sport, you will have to email me to see if there is still room on the roster. The teams we will be having this season are:

  • JV Boys Basketball
  • Varsity Boys Basketball
  • Varsity Girls Basketball
  • Varsity Cheer
  • Pep Squad

**If you were signed up for JV cheer or JV girls basketball, you will join the Varsity girls as one team.

Practices start next week!

Girls: Monday/Wednesday 3:30-5 - Only one team this year

JVB: Monday/Wednesday 6-7:30

VB: Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-5 (Their first practice will be Thursday, October 28th)

We will also need a copy of your child's current physical and the athletic fee turned in as soon as possible. The athletic fee for basketball and cheer is $65 (if your child played BSS soccer in the fall, then it is $50). The athletic fee for pep squad is $20.

Looking forward to a great winter sports season!!!

CLICK HERE to access the UPDATED DATES for when all of the games will be played & AWAY SCHOOL GAME ADDRESSES.

Marcie 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 Mrs. Kearney and her family as they mourn the passing of her stepfather, Arnold Sullivan.
Principal's Message
Dear Parents,
What an awesome pep rally! Great school spirit! Go, Knights! 
Knight and Day Always Awesome!!!

Mrs. Gomez
From the Office of Admissions
Next School Year

We have published our tuition rates for the 2022-2023 school year CLICK HERE to access the document to parents. CLICK HERE to access our enrollment timeline.

Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year for returning families will begin on January 21, 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, 4th, 5th & 6th 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 at admissions@bssknights.org.
Próximo Año Escolar

Hemos publicado nuestras tarifas de matrícula para el año escolar 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 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.°, 4.°, 5.° y 6.° 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 admisiones@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 Has Opened Up for 2022-2023 School Year!

THIS STEP IS REQUIRED FOR FAMILIES APPLYING FOR THE AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIPS.

Blessed Sacrament School has opened up the FACTS Grant & Aid application for the 2022-2023 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 Set Up a Payment Plan link or ​Start Application link to apply for financial aid.

3. Select the appropriate school year: 2022-2023.

4. Complete the steps as prompted.

CLICK HERE to access FACTS or create a new account.

****This scholarship is our BSS/Church Scholarship****

*The Diocese of Raleigh does not award to Little Knights students.
NC Opportunity Scholarships

Great News! The NC Carolina Opportunity Scholarship awards have increased this upcoming school year from $4,200 to $5,928!! Furthermore, now all rising Kindergarteners (students must be 4 by April 16 in the Spring before starting Kindergarten), 1st and 2nd graders qualify for an award even if they did not attend a public school the previous year! Please review these guidelines and see if your family qualifies for an award.

Opportunity Scholarship renewal applications will open for the 2022-2023 school year on February 1 - March 31, 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 renew early since scholarship monies are given on a first-come-first-served basis. Follow THIS LINK to access the Opportunity Scholarship website. Applications for new students applying for a new award will open on March 1st.

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

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
Reocurring Information for Parents
Swap Shop:

We will be adding a coat section to our Swap Shop! Children grow so fast it's hard to keep up with all of the things they need. We hope by adding gently used coats, it will help our parents save a little money and keep their children warm!

If you have coats you'd like to donate, please drop them off at the school!

We have children in sizes 2t-Adult 2XL.
Important BSS Reminders:

  • If it is sunny and the wind chill is not below freezing (we have guidelines), the children will go outside, especially during recess. Please make sure they are dressed appropriately for the weather. 

  • If school is delayed/closed due to bad weather, you will receive a phone call by 6:05 am. through Option C. BSS does not follow the directives of the Alamance-Burlington School System. If there is no notification of closing or delay, parents should assume that we are open. However, we encourage all members of our community to use their best judgment when determining whether or not travel is safe and to proceed carefully. 

  • While COVID vaccination is not required by BSS, we encourage all students to obtain a vaccination. Vaccinations help students avoid serious illness and the 10-day quarantine if exposed. 

Recordatorios importantes de BSS:

  • Si hace sol y la sensación térmica no está por debajo del punto de congelación (tenemos pautas), los niños saldrán afuera, especialmente durante el recreo. Por favor, asegúrese de que estén vestidos apropiadamente para el clima.

  • Si la escuela se retrasa o cierra debido al mal tiempo, recibirá una llamada telefónica a las 6:05 am. a través del systema de Option C. BSS no sigue las directivas del Sistema Escolar de Alamance-Burlington. Si no hay notificación de cierre o retraso, los padres deben asumir que estamos abiertos. Sin embargo, alentamos a todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad a usar su mejor juicio al determinar si viajar es seguro o no y proceder con cuidado.

  • BSS no requiere la vacunación del COVID de ninguno de nuestros estudiantes, pero alentamos a todos los estudiantes a que se vacunen. Las vacunas ayudan a los estudiantes a evitar enfermedades graves y la cuarentena de 10 días si se exponen.
NCDHHS has updated the StrongSchools NC Toolkit isolation and quarantine guidance to align with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which outlines what individuals should do if they contract or are exposed to COVID-19 to help slow the spread to others.

Blessed Sacrament School will adhere to the 10 days of isolation depending on the child’s vaccination status. 

CLICK HERE to read the letter sent to parents.


NCDHHS ha actualizado la guía de aislamiento y cuarentena del kit de herramientas de StrongSchools NC para alinearse con la guía actualizada de los Centros de Control y Prevención de Enfermedades, que describe lo que las personas deben hacer si contraen o están expuestas al COVID-19 para ayudar a retrasar la propagación a otros.

Blessed Sacrament se adherirá a los 10 días de aislamiento dependiendo del estado de vacunación del niño.

HAGA CLICK aqui para leer la carte queue fue enviada a los padres.
Ties:
Since the ties are on backorder, a solid navy-blue tie will be acceptable for this school year. You can purchase it from any retail store. Thank you. 

Corbatas:
Dado que las corbatas están en espera, una corbata azul marino sólida será aceptable para este año escolar. Puede comprarlo en cualquier tienda. Gracias.
We Have Transitioned into Winter Uniforms

Friendly reminder, we have transitioned into winter uniforms. Please review our winter uniform policy by CLICKING HERE. Parents, now you can purchase a zip-up hoodie jacket for your child from Graham Sporting Goods that has our school logo- this item can be worn as part of the winter school uniform.

Recordatorio amistoso, hemos cambiado al uniformed de invierno. Por favor revise nuestra política de uniformes de invierno HACIENDO CLIC AQUÍ. Padres, ahora pueden comprar una chaqueta con capucha con cremallera para su hijo de Graham Sporting Goods que tiene el logotipo de nuestra escuela; este artículo se puede usar como parte del uniforme escolar de invierno.
New Spiritwear Options!

We’re excited to partner with 1st Place Spiritwear! They are a Catholic family-owned business. Their site is loaded with fun options for youth and adults! They will ship your purchases directly to your home. Each quarter they will send us 10% of their sales! Check back often to see new designs!

* These items are not part of our uniform and are only allowed to be worn to school on out-of-uniform days or to events after school hours.*

1st Place Spiritwear has several items on clearance! These sweatshirts are perfect for Favorite Team Day (2/1/22) during Catholic Schools Week!

Let me Mrs. Fitzgerald know if you have any questions!
Order Your Yearbook!

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!

CLICK HERE to place your order

Presione en el enlace de arriba para que ordene El Yearbook Escolar para su niño.
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 January 2022:
Monday: Chick-Fil-A
Tuesday: Cici’s Pizza
Wednesday: Subway
Thursday: Smithfields Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q
Friday: Red Robin

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.
Uniforms!


We are aware that Lands’ End is running behind on their orders. We do have a variety of items available in the swap shop. If you need uniforms let us know! If you have items to donate, we definitely need them (especially Middle School polo shirts).

UPDATE: BSS has partnered with Graham Sporting Goods to be co-suppliers for the PE uniforms for the school year. You can still buy the PE uniform through Lands' End for this school year, but next year Graham Sporting Goods will be the only supplier for the PE Uniform supplier. Graham Sporting Goods is still working on the fleece jacket option for us. It looks like they do have the zip-up hoodie jacket ready for purchasing, go check them out!
From the Office of Advancement
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.
Community Announcements
Order your Free COVID-At-Home-Tests

COVID-19 At-Home Tests are now available to the public. To order your FREE test kits, click here: https://www.covidtests.gov/

Las pruebas en el hogar COVID-19 ahora están disponibles para el público. Para pedir sus kits de prueba GRATIS, haga clic aquí: https://www.covidtests.gov/es/
Employment Opportunities

Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School is currently hiring faculty in the following disciplines: math, history, science, English, Spanish, theology, and health/PE. For more information and application instructions, visit: https://www.cristoreyrt.org/.
Applications for Fall of 2022 are now available! Cristo Rey Research Triangle is a college and career preparatory high school in the Catholic tradition for students with limited economic resources. We are located at the Historic American Tobacco Campus in the heart of downtown Durham, North Carolina. Open to all rising 9th & 10th graders.


¡Las solicitudes para el otoño de 2022 ya están disponibles! Cristo Rey Research Triangle es una escuela secundaria preparatoria para la universidad y la carrera en la tradición católica para estudiantes con recursos económicos limitados. Estamos ubicados en el campus histórico de American Tobacco en el centro de Durham, NC. Abierto a todos los estudiantes de noveno y décimo grado.
Villain Walks

WELCOME SESSION FOLLOWED BY A GROUP TOUR FROM 9-10 AM

Please RSVP to the Admissions Office: kknox@bmhs.us or call (336)564-1011
February 10, 24

Application Deadlines
Early application is encouraged to help avoid being placed on a waitlist.
Applications for grades 9-12 are accepted on a rolling, space-available basis.
Ordinarily, BMCHS does not accept 12th-grade transfer students from local (Piedmont) schools. We will consider seniors who are transferring from out of state or from outside of the Piedmont region.
The following are given priority consideration through February 1: PACS students (students attending Piedmont Area Catholic Schools); siblings of current and former BMCHS students; children of alumni; children of Bishop McGuinness faculty and staff members, and children of PACS faculty and staff members.
9th Grade Placement Testing
Saturday, February 26, 2022 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, April 2, 2022 9:00am-12:00pm
A placement test is required for ALL grade 9 applicants. 
Pre-registration is required-see application for more information. 
New Villain Night
Thursday, May 19, 2022 6-7pm


Financial Aid Applications will be available November 1, 2021 for the '22-'23 School Year