Enjoy the Summer Knights!
It has been about a month since our last day of class, but our staff and teachers are working hard to prepare for the upcoming school year! 
The "Summer Crew" at BSS is working hard to get things ready for the 2021-2022 school year. There are a few areas we could use some help! If you know of any parents, grandparents, AlumKnights, or students that are looking for ways to stay busy this summer...check out this link! The perfect way to earn some service hours!

Contact Beth Fitzgerald with any questions!

Upcoming Dates
May 28th - August 24th - Summer Break

Monday, June 7th - Summer hours begin! Monday - Thursday from 9 am - 1 pm. Please call the office before coming to make sure we are here!

July 1st - July 9th - Building closed

July 12th - 16th - Office Closed

Saturday, August 7th - Summer Uniform Swap Shop Sale @ School Parking lot.

Wednesday, August 25th - First Day of School!
Knight's News
Check Out our New Website!

Thank you Mrs. Fitzgerald for updating our school website! Continue to check as she will be updating more information in the coming weeks.

Blessed Sacrament School's Summer Reading 2021!

This summer, let us be connected through books in the marvelous world of reading. Nurturing a love of reading has many rewards!

As part of our STEM accreditation for the 2021-2022 school year, our summer reading program will be a school-wide focus on STEM topics. Each class will be required to read one book and when they return to school in August, teachers will follow up with additional meaningful discussions and assignments in class. For the MS students, please be prepared for a quiz on the first day of school. We will plan to have a STEM Summer Display sometime in September to see the wonderful work done by your children.

Please bring your book with you on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 25, 2021.
Rising Kindergarten- The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashely Spires
Award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Spires has created a charming picture book about an unnamed girl and her very best friend, who happens to be a dog. The girl has a wonderful idea. "She is going to make the most MAGNIFICENT thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. All she has to do is make it, and she makes things all the time. Easy-peasy!"
Parents, we do not expect your child to be able to read independently The Most Magnificent Thing. We hope you will enjoy it together a few times over the summer.
Rising 1st Grade- Izzy Gizmo by Pip Jones
Izzy Gizmo’s inventions are marvelous, magnificent…and often malfunction. Despite the fact that she loves to invent, it never seems to work out in her favor. But when she finds a crow with a broken wing, she has to help!
Parents, we do not expect your child to be able to read independently Izzy Gizmo. We hope you will enjoy it together a few times over the summer.
Rising 2nd Grade- Boxitects by Kim Smith- Meg is a brilliant and creative boxitect. She loves impressing her teacher and classmates with what she makes out of boxes. But there’s a new kid at Maker School: Simone. Simone is good at everything, and worst of all, she’s a boxitect too. When the annual Maker Match is held, Meg and Simone are paired as a team but can’t seem to stop arguing. When their extraordinary project turns into a huge disaster, they must find a way to join creative forces, lift each other up, and work together.
Please save all types of boxes for projects-big and small
Rising 3rd Grade- Jake Drake Know-It-All by Andrew Clements
Jake Drake is excited about Despres Elementary School's first science fair. He wants to win the grand prize: a brand-new Hyper-Cross-Functional Bluntium Twelve computer system. And he really wants to beat the third-grade know-it-alls, Marsha McCall, and Kevin Young.
The trouble is, to beat the know-it-alls, Jake has to become a know-it-all himself. And he may just lose more than he wins.
Rising 4th Grade- The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies
When Evan Treski finds out that his younger sister is skipping third grade and joining his fourth-grade class, he is not happy. The last thing he wants is Jessie showing him up with her perfect grades, and he definitely doesn’t need her help getting his lemonade stand up and running . . . even if the business side of things has got him confused.
Middle School Rising 5th, 6th 7th, and 8th Grade
Hidden Figures-Young Readers’ Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly
This edition is perfect for young readers. It's the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. 
Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.
This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, who lived through the Civil Rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country.

For students entering Kindergarten or 7th-grade immunizations will be required by state law. Here is the information listed. An updated immunization record will be needed for our records. If the school does not have an immunization record by September 24, 2021, your child may not return to school (state law) until we have proof of the immunizations. 
Rising 7th Grade Required Booster Vaccines

Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis and Meningococcal Boosters
A booster dose of tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap) and one dose of the meningococcal vaccines are required for children who have not previously received it and are entering the seventh grade or by 12 years of age, whichever comes first. 

Para los estudiantes que ingresan a Kindergarten o al séptimo grado, las vacunas serán requeridas por la ley estatal. Aquí está la información listada. Se necesitará un registro de vacunación actualizado para nuestros registros. Si la escuela no tiene un registro de vacunas para el 24 de septiembre de 2021, su hijo no puede regresar a la escuela (ley estatal) hasta que tengamos prueba de las vacunas.
Séptimo Grado 

Se requiere una dosis de refuerzo de tétanos / difteria / tos ferina (Tdap) y una dosis de las vacunas meningocócicas para los niños que no la han recibido previamente y están ingresando al séptimo grado o a los 12 años de edad, lo que ocurra primero.
Summer Uniform Sale Scheduled!

If you have not gotten your Summer 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 will have our Summer School Uniform Swap Shop Sale on August 7th @ 10 am at our school's parking lot.

School Supply List Update

We will have our school supply list ready next month. We will announce it once we have the document ready so hang on tight as we continue to make updates.
We Have Extra Yearbooks!

We still have yearbooks available! They are $40 each. Contact Beth Fitzgerald if you’d like to purchase one!

*We also found boxes of the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 yearbooks! Would love to find homes for these books! Let us know if you attended during those years and would like a book!*
UPDATED School Calendar! Tentative BSS School Year Calendar for 2021-2022 Published!

BSS School Administration is finalizing the details of our 2021-2022 School Calendar. Please note that our first day of school will be on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

CLICK HERE to access our school calendar.

*Please note that the published dates are tentative and subject to change*
Nominate Blessed Sacrament School!

The Times New is hosting their annual “Readers Choice - Best of the Best Awards”. Our parents and AlumKnights know BSS is the best private school in the area! 
Nominate us for the best private school and preschool here: 

Per their website, “The top companies that get the most nominations in each category will advance to the voting round that will run in August. 
Winners will be recognized in a special print and online section once the voting round has ended and the votes have been tallied and verified.”!"
Children's Summer Meals Program - Please Share with Families

Thanks to a GREAT GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS, we held the first Summer Meals for Children Distribution on Monday. 

Take a look at the video of last week’s Children’s Summer Meals Program Distribution:
Please Let Others Know About This Weekly Distribution:

Blessed Sacrament Church through collaboration with the Second Harvest Food Bank is sponsoring a Children’s Summer Meals Program starting on Monday, June 21st (10:00 AM – till approx. 12:30 PM). 

The program provides prepackaged breakfast & luncheon meals plus milk for children ages 1 – 17 yrs.

  • What: Children’s’ Summer Meals Program – 5 Breakfast Meals & 5 Lunch Meals Plus 10 Pints of Milk.

  • Who’s Eligible: Children ages 1 – 17 yrs. old.

  • Where: Blessed Sacrament Church, 1620 Hanford Rd, Burlington, NC.

  • When: Monday – 10 AM till approx. 12:30 or till we run out of food. So come early.

*Registration for the program requires only a child’s first name, surname, and age. 

Pax et bonum…

Fr. Paul
Informe a otros sobre esta distribución semanal:

La Iglesia Blessed Sacrament a través de la colaboración con Second Harvest Food Bank está patrocinando un programa de comidas de verano para niños a partir del lunes 21 de junio (10:00 a. M. Hasta aproximadamente las 12:30 p. M.).

El programa ofrece desayunos y almuerzos empaquetados más leche para niños de 1 a 17 años.

  • Qué: Programa de comidas de verano para niños: 5 desayunos y 5 almuerzos más 10 litros de leche.

  • Quién es elegible: niños de 1 a 17 años. viejo.

  • Dónde: Blessed Sacrament Church, 1620 Hanford Rd, Burlington, NC.

  • Cuándo: Todos los Lunes - 10 a. M. Hasta aprox. 12:30 o hasta que se acabe la comida. Así que ven temprano.

* La inscripción para el programa requiere solo el nombre, apellido y edad del niño.

Pax et bonum…

P. Paul
Prayer Requests
Please pray for:
All of our graduates this year! Well done Knights!

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,
Happy Summer! I hope everyone is doing well. We have been busy here at school and preparing for the 2021-2022 school year. Here are some updates:

  1. Great News! At this time, we will not have to do attestation forms or temperature checks. We do not know any other changes until we hear from Governor Cooper. Let us pray for a semi-normal school year!
  2. On Thursday, July 1 a constant contact will be sent out informing you of the staffing/teaching positions for the school year. 
  3. The Makerspace is becoming a reality. Be on the lookout for notices for volunteering to help set up the space once the painting is finished.
  4. There will be other volunteering opportunities in July. We will let you know. Hope you can give a helping hand. 

Mrs. Gomez
From the Office of Admissions
Summer School Tours

Please, make an appointment with Mr. Rico if you would like to schedule a tour this summer!

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
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.
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
Babysitter needed!

Rising 7th grader, Faris, has a new baby brother and mom needs an experienced and reliable babysitter that can occasionally stay with a newborn for a couple of hours. 

Please contact Lejla at: lejlaovcina8@gmail.com for more details!
The Wake Forest Pre-College Programs team recognizes the impact educators and community partners play to ignite a student's love for learning.

Encourage your middle school students to continue learning over the summer break with the online Summer Exploration Program!
We are still accepting applications!

Visit our website to learn more about our new and exciting STEM-themed online adventures!

*The Summer Exploration Program is operating exclusively online for Summer 2021.