8th Grade Commissioning
This morning, Friday, September 2nd, all of our students and staff walked over to the Lady of the Angels Center to witness our 8th Grade Students get commissioned as Servant Leaders of our school!

"Servant leadership begins wherever one is – at home with family, at work with colleagues, in the classroom, on the road with other drivers. It is consideration of others and showing kindness, a willingness to try and understand. To lead as a servant means to put the needs of others first." -by Theresa Nixon, Catholic Servant Leadership and the Golden Rule.

CLICK HERE to see a video recording of the service.
Upcoming Dates
Friday, September 2 - 11:00 - 8th Grade Commissioning Service at Our Lady of the Angels (1st-8th will attend); Early Dismissal at 1:00 PM - no afterschool care available

Monday, September 5 - Labor Day - School Closed

Tuesday, September 6 - Soccer Game Home vs. Clover Garden @ 4:00

Wednesday, September 7 - Executive Functioning Skills for Parents @ 6:00

Thursday, September 8 - JV Volleyball Home Game v. SH @ 4:00 🏐

Friday, September 9 - 8th grade walks to Zack's Hot Dogs 🍔🌭

Saturday, September 10 - JV Volleyball Home Games v. SPX & OLM @ 9:30🏐

Monday, September 12 - Soccer Game Home vs. Our Lady of Grace @ 4:00

Wednesday, September 14 - Soccer Game Away v. Immaculate Heart of Mary @ 4:00

Thursday, September 15 - 5:00 - Middle School Dance in the MPR 💃🕴

Friday, September 16 - All School Picture on the Front Steps 📸

Saturday, September 17 - JV Volleyball Home Game v. OLG & SLS @ 4:00 🏐

Tuesday, September 20 - 4th grade trip to Farm to Table at Cedar Rock Park; Carpool from school at 10:00; Return to school for regular pick up time or dismiss from the park; JV Volleyball Away Game v. IHM @ 4:00 🏐

Wednesday, September 21 - Tentative XC Home Meet @ 4:00🏃 🏁; Dine Out Event: It's All Good Southern Kitchen🍳

Thursday, September 22 - BSS 87th Birthday Party on the back lawn at 1:30; Out of Uniform- Wear a birthday hat! Bring a box of cereal; Middle School - Author Visit 🎩💙💛

Friday, September 23 - School Closed - Diocesan Professional Day

Saturday, September 24 - JV Volleyball Away Game v. SLS/SPX @ 9:30 at SPX 🏐

Monday, September 26 - Soccer Game Home v. Immaculate Heart of Mary @ 4:00

Wednesday, September 28 - Soccer Game Away v. St. Pius @ 4:00

Friday, September 30 - XC Away Meet v. SH @ 4:00 🏃 🏁

Wednesday, October 5th - Tentative Soccer Game Away v. OLG @ 4:30

Thursday, October 6 - PECSAA - JV VOLLEYBALL FIRST ROUND @ 4:00 at IHM 🏐
Click here to see the official BSS calendar: BSS Calendar
Knights' News
8th Grade Team Building at Chestnut Ridge

Last Monday, August 29th, our 8th-grade students spent the day at Camp Chestnut Ridge with Mrs. Champion and Mrs. Lee. The students were challenged to complete many team-building activities together! CLICK HERE to see more pictures of their wonderful day!
The Cookie Stall

Over the summer, our 1st-grade students read the book “The Cookie Stall (Art)” by Jonathan Litton. They read and discussed their book with Mrs. Allred and Mrs. Lee this week. Students made beautiful posters to help “sell” cookies! They were so excited to see everything on display! 🍪
The Magnificent Makers!

Over the summer, our 2nd-grade students read the book titled "The Magnificent Makers; How to Test A Friendship" by Theanne Griffith. They read and discussed their book with Mrs. Bost this week. Later, our 2nd graders along with their 7th-grade STREAM Buddies worked on creating a boat out of aluminum foil paper that would float and carry pennies! We saw some designs that carried over 60 coins! Well done Knights!
6th Grade & Kindergarten STREAM buddies

Our Kindergarten class also worked this past week with their STREAM buddies in 6th grade. The students always have so much fun learning together.
Author Stacy McAnulty to visit BSS!

On Thursday, September 22- Stacy McAnulty will visit BSS. She is the author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, the summer reading book for middle school.

"Stacy McAnulty is a children’s book author, who used to be a mechanical engineer, who’s also qualified to be a paleontologist (NOT REALLY), a correspondent for The Daily Show (why not), and a Green Bay Packer coach (totally!). She is the 2017 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor Recipient for Excellent Ed, illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach. Her other picture books include Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years, illustrated by David Litchfield; Brave and Beautiful, both illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff; Mr. Fuzzbuster Knows He’s the Favorite, illustrated by Edward Hemingway; and 101 Reasons Why I’m Not Taking a Bath, illustrated by Joy Ang. She’s also authored the chapter book series Goldie Blox, based on the award-winning toys, and The Dino Files. Her debut middle-grade novel, The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, was published in 2018. When not writing, Stacy likes to listen to NPR, bake triple-chocolate cupcakes, and eat triple-chocolate cupcakes. Originally from upstate NY, she now lives in Kernersville, NC with her 3 kids, 2 dogs, and 1 husband." -goodreads.com
Preschool Playing with Playdough

This morning, Thursday, September 1st, Mrs. Asmar & Mrs. Corradini's preschool students worked on developing their motor skills with playdough. Earlier this week, the students used a glue stick and scissors to paste paper outlining the first letter of their names.
Marvelous Me

Last week, Mrs. Clemmon's first-grade students read the book titled Marvelous Me by Lisa Bullard. The students talked about all the things that make them unique and marvelous. Then they drew pictures to represent some of their favorite things.
9/11 Prayer Service

Dear Parents & Grandparents,

Next Friday, September 9th at 9:30 am, we are planning to have our annual 9/11 Prayer Service in honor of all the lives that were lost that tragic day. If you witnessed that day and would like to come and talk to our students about your experience, please let us know! We would love to have you. We will also invite first responders to the service and will give out coffee and donuts.

Please contact Mrs. Kearney at ckearney@bssknights.org if you would like to attend and share with our students.
Middle School Electives

Do you have a special skill or talent? Maybe you play chess, know how to knit, or are very good at cooking or photography and have always wanted to share it with others. Now is your chance!

We are looking for parents, grandparents, or aunts/uncles who would like to teach our students an elective class on their special talent(s). It would be for about an hour every Friday for 10 weeks this Fall. If you know anyone who wants to teach the students. Please let Mrs. Kearney know by sending an email to ckearney@bssknights.org.
Halloween Party Sign-ups🎃

Halloween is coming up soon and preparations must be made for class parties. This year they will be on the back lawn. This will allow parents to join us! To make it easier for students to transport their snacks outside, please send in items that we can quickly put into bags or treat boxes.

Competition Cheer 2022

Dear 4th-8th Grade Parents!

Hope you are having a great start to the school year! CLICK HERE for information about the competition cheer team! All students wishing to participate will need to attend the clinic and come to Tryouts. If your student is interested in participating, please review the information. Students (boys and girls) are welcome to review the videos below and practice at home. Boys trying out will not be required to learn the dance. If there are any questions, please contact Mrs. Kelly Spradlin (kspradlin@bssknights.org) or Mrs. Elizabeth Tichy (etichy@bssknights.org) We are looking forward to a great season!

Watch the dance routine here.

Watch the cheer here.

We look forward to seeing your student on Wednesday or Thursday,

Go, Knights!!

Kelly Spradlin and Elizabeth Tichy
BSS Spirt Wear on Sale!

The back-to-school spirit wear sale is halfway over! Save 30% on everything in the store. 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**
Executive Functioning

Our Middle School students are taught Executive Functioning skills to help prepare them for high school and beyond. A representative from the Hill Center will be at BSS to help our parents understand these skills. This will help parents reinforce the practices taught at school.


When: Wednesday, September 7th
Time: 6:00
Where: Blessed Sacrament School
Who: 4th Grade through 8th Grade Parents

  • Provide an overview of executive functioning skills and the relationship to study skills
  • Demonstrate how EF skills are supported in the school and classroom
  • Identify ways to provide that same support at home
  • Learn study skills strategies that support homework success
**Childcare will be provided!**
IOWA Testing Snack Sign-Up

Dear parents,

Our IOWA tests are scheduled to take place on the week of October 10th. This is the only standardized testing that Blessed Sacrament Students in 3rd-8th grades take. If you have a child in these grades, please consider signing up to provide snacks for your student's class during testing week.






From the Office of Advancement

-First In Line! Starting today, we will be selling raffle tickets for the First In Line spot at dismissal! For $25 you can enter for a chance to win! Cruise right past that long car line and go right to the front! The drawing will be held on 9/16/22. You may purchase as many raffle tickets as you wish.
CLICK HERE to get the raffle ticket request form

-I have a few 2021-2022 Attractions Coupon Books left over from last year. These coupons are valid until 12/31/22. I will have them out for sale tonight for $10. We will be selling 2022-2023 books soon!

-I also have a few of the Free Bundt Cakes for a year cards. They are valid through April of 2023. They still hold a $40 value. We will be selling these for $15 each.

-If you haven't seen our Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2022-2023 school year, check them out HERE!

Thank you to the businesses and families who have already committed to being Corporate Sponsors:

Platinum: Interstate Narrow Fabrics; Troutman Family Dentistry
Gold: York’s Photography; LM Wilson Heating and Air
Silver: Letvak Family; Beshel Chiropractic; Vossers Orthodontics
Bronze: Graham Sporting Goods
Athletic: Touloupas Dentistry

Yellow Folder Sponsors: Beshel Chiropractic Center; Pittman & Steele; Jordan Younce NC Photography; Interstate Narrow Fabrics, Inc; Vailtree Event Center, LLC; York's Photography Studio

Feel free to message me with any questions!
Beth Fitzgerald
BSS Sports
Welcome back, Knights!

We are excited to be able to offer up again a Fall Sports season this year. We are pleased to announce that we will have Boys soccer, JV Volleyball, Tennis, Cross Country, Running Club & Cheer!

If your child is playing a sport, remember to submit to our school a current physical and sign the Athletic Permissions Form & Code of Conduct. CLICK HERE to access a form to have your child's physician fill out. CLICK HERE to access the Athletic Permission & Emergency Form 2022-2023.

Marcie Letvak
Athletic Director
JV Volleyball Information:

JV Volleyball practices will be Mondays, 3:30-5:00, and Wednesdays 5:30-7:00.

Our next home game is scheduled for Thursday, September 8th at 4 pm. The following Saturday games will be on September 10th at 9:30 am and we will play at the Knight's Castle (408 W Davis St, Burlington, NC)

CLICK HERE to access the JV Volleyball Fall Games schedule.
Our JV Volleyball team had their first doubleheader last Saturday, August 27th! We are so proud of them and look forward to a wonderful season! 💙🏐💛

CLICK HERE to see more pictures of the games!
Boys Soccer Information:

All players must have shin guards. 

Boys' soccer practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-5 pm.

PLEASE NOTE the UPDATED SOCCER SCHEDULE for GAMES:
9/6: Home Soccer v Clover Garden
9/12: Home Soccer v OLG
9/14: Soccer Away at IHM
9/26: Home Soccer v IHM
9/28: Soccer Away at SPX
10/3: Tentative soccer game away at OLG
All soccer games start at 4 pm

CLICK HERE to access a document of all of the PECSAA school addresses.
X Country Update!

Cross Country Parents,

Since we do not yet have a head coach, a few parents will be supervising runs so that we can get cross-country started. Our XC practices will take place on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:15 pm and Sundays Family Practice at 4 pm.

We have scheduled a tentative XC meet at home (1620 Hanford Rd, Graham, NC 27253) on Wednesday, September 24th at 4 pm. Our first official XC Away Meet will take place on Friday, September 30th at 4 pm at SH (385 Lumen Christi Lane, Salisbury, NC 28147).

Each week we will have "Sunday Funday Runs" at various locations. We value family time so these practices are open to all XC family members. It is important that the kids have opportunities to run on trails so they are ready for any meets. Please sign up to lead a Sunday Funday Run!


Thanks!

Coach Letvak and XC team leaders

Marcie Letvak
Athletic Director
Tennis Update

We are still finalizing the plans to have tennis for our students this Fall. We already have a head coach, but we need one of our parents to be at the tennis practices and games. Are you ready to volunteer and help coach tennis this season? Please let Coach Letvak know ASAP at mletvak@bssknights.org
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 remember in your prayers, Jasleene Guido (Class of 2022), as she recovers from surgery.

Please pray for our student Valeria in 6th grade as she will undergo chemotherapy next Tuesday, September 6.

Our new pastor, Fr. Vincent. May the Holy Spirit guide him as he leads our church and school.

Our new Friars-Fr. Tim and Fr. Peter as they join our community.
Principal's Message
Dear Parents/Guardians,
Thank you for coming to our Open House on Thursday night. It was wonderful to see you. Have a happy and relaxing Labor Day weekend!


Mrs. Gomez
From the Office of Admissions
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
Re-occurring Information
AFTERSCHOOL SIGN UP FOMRS

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 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.
BSS Uniforms & Our Uniform Swap Shop

CLICK HERE to review our school uniforms guidelines for the 2022-23 school year.

Our school swap shop is open year-round, just stop by the front office so they led you into the store. We have two swap shop sales before we transition into either summer or winter uniforms.

CLICK HERE if you rather buy the uniforms new at Land's End. Our School code is 900029141.

Remember, you can now buy our PE Uniforms at Graham's Sporting Goods! They have our logo at the store to purchase yellow PE shirts only. They are located at 2535 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215.

If you have any questions reach out to us:

Beth Fitzgerald
Advancement Director

José Rico Benavides
Admissions Director
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.

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ si prefiere comprar los uniformes nuevos en Land's End. El código de nuestro Colegio es 900029141.

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.
Friendly Reminder: Immunizations Kindergarten
In North Carolina, proof of required immunizations and health assessments are required within 30 days of the first date of attendance of school for kindergarten students. After 30 days, children are to be excluded from school until the family provides documentation of requirements. Families of children in kindergarten will be receiving a letter with the NC Health Assessment Transmittal form which needs to be filled out by your family physician and brought to school with the immunizations by the first day of school, August 24, 2022.

7th Grade:
A booster dose of tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is required for individuals who are entering the seventh grade or by 12 years of age, whichever comes first. One dose of the meningococcal vaccine is required for individuals entering the seventh grade or by 12 years of age, whichever comes first. After 30 days, children are to be excluded from school until the family provides documentation of requirements. An updated immunization with proof of the vaccines by August 24, 2022.
Recordatorio Amistoso: Vacunas
Kindergarten
En Carolina del Norte, se requiere prueba de las vacunas requeridas y evaluaciones de salud dentro de los 30 días posteriores a la primera fecha de asistencia a la escuela para los estudiantes de jardín de infantes. Después de los 30 días, los niños deben ser excluidos de la escuela hasta que la familia proporcione la documentación de los requisitos. Las familias de niños de kinder recibirán una carta con el formulario de Transmisión de Evaluación de Salud de Carolina del Norte que debe ser completado por su médico de cabecera y llevado a la escuela con las vacunas antes del primer día de clases, el 24 de agosto de 2022.

Séptimo Grado:
Se requiere una dosis de refuerzo de la vacuna contra el tétanos, la difteria y la tos ferina (Tdap) para las personas que ingresan al séptimo grado o para los 12 años de edad, lo que ocurra primero. Se requiere una dosis de la vacuna meningocócica para las personas que ingresan al séptimo grado o para los 12 años de edad, lo que ocurra primero. Después de los 30 días, los niños deben ser excluidos de la escuela hasta que la familia proporcione la documentación de los requisitos. Una inmunización actualizada con prueba de las vacunas antes del 24 de agosto de 2022.
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
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.