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Welcome December!

It is hard to believe that we are now in December! There are only 12 more days of school left before we go on our Christmas break. We are also very excited to see our teachers and staff getting trained to use the SmartLabs! We will soon be using it on our classes' regular schedules on both of our campuses. More details to come!

This morning, Friday, December 1, 2023, our teachers and staff got trained on how to use the SmartLabs located on both of our campuses. See below pictures of our amazing staff. 💙💛

Upcoming Dates

Friday, December 1 - School Closed - Staff Professional Development Day- No Day Camp Available

Saturday, December 2 - Away Basketball Game vs. SPX 🏀


December 4 - December 8 - BSS Gives Back - Week of Giving🧑‍🎄🎄

Tuesday, December 5 - Away Basketball Game vs. OLM @ 4:00 🏀

Wednesday, December 6 - St. Nick Skits-Skits at 515 Hillcrest at 8:30. MS students to be dropped at the main campus.

Friday, December 8 - School Mass ⛪ : Immaculate Conception

Monday, December 11 - Home Basketball Game vs. SLS @ 4:00 🏀

December 11 - December 15 - Christmas Village hosted by Student Council🧑‍🎄

Friday, December 15 - K-8 Students attend BDC's Nutcracker🎄; Reconcilliation @ 10am ⛪ 📿🙏; Christmas Concert & Eight Grade Nativity @ 6:00 pm 🎼🎶🎵🎤🎄

Saturday, December 16 - Home Basketball Game vs. IHM @ 9 am 🏀

Monday, December 18 - Little Knights Christmas Parties from 11-noon; K-8th Christmas Parties 2-3 pm 🥳🎉🪅🎄

Tuesday, December 19 - Out of Uniform - Christmas Best or Worst; Early Release at 11:30 am

December 20, 2023 - January 1, 2024 - Christmas Break 🧑‍🎄🎄

January 2, 2024 - Classes Resume

Friday, January 5 - School Mass

Saturday, January 6 - Away Basketball Game vs. SH 🏀

Click here to see the official BSS calendar: BSS Calendar
Knights' News

Food Pantry Distribution Schedule!

On Monday, December 4, we will have our next Food Distribution at 408 W Davis Street from 11:00 am to 5:00 PM. We are always in need of volunteers to help us distribute food. Please come to help us feed those in need. Over the past six months, we have distributed food to 900-plus families. Thank you all for your help and participation in our efforts to support our communities!

Peace be with you!

Fr. Vincent Rubino O.F.M. Conv.

Bring Home the Magic

We've partnered with Early Rising Productions to produce a high-quality video recording of our Christmas Concert and 8th-grade Nativity.

Pre-order today! Once the video is ready, you'll receive a link by email. 

CLICK HERE to place your order!

Stop by Graham Sporting Goods and check out their new display of BSS items!

Hi BSS Families! The NC Opportunity Scholarship has expanded and now every single family in NC is eligible to apply regardless of income or previous public school enrollment! CLICK HERE for the income guidelines. Make sure you apply on February 1st, 2024 to be considered as funds will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information please visit

Tuition Letter Announcement & Re-enrollment Timeline

Hello BSS Families,

Please CLICK HERE for a letter by Mrs. Gomez where we explain our new tuition schedule for the 2024-2025 school year. As enrollment has increased over the past two years, we will start re-enrollment of our current families earlier. We will begin sending re-enrollment agreements to parents before we go to the Christmas Break. CLICK HERE to see our enrollment timeline.

BSS Scrip Cards

Did you know we sell gift cards in the office? Here is a list of the ones we currently have in stock! 

The school makes a small profit for each card we sell. CLICK HERE to access the order form.

Stop by the office or contact Beth Fitzgerald to place an order!

BSS Gives Back: Week of Giving

December 4th - December 8th

Each year, our school takes a week in December to give back to our community. We make sure each class has a special project. They are involved in every step of the process. Students make or assemble the gifts and then deliver them to their recipients! I will be turning the Makerspace into Santa’s Workshop for the week! Below is a list of activities each class will work on. If you are able and would like to contribute to our gifts, please sign up below! Please send in all items by Thursday, November 30th.

Elementary and Middle School parents are invited to walk with their children when we deliver the items. Please meet on the front stairs at the time and date indicated below.

**Please note that BSS Gives Back Week items and Christmas party items will be coming in around the same time. We ask that you label everything you send in so we can make sure it all goes to the right place!**

Little Knights

This year, the Little Knights will be making goodies baskets for hospital workers. A representative for Cone Health will be collecting these baskets and putting them in lounge areas at the hospital. 

Please sign up if you are able to contribute to these baskets.*Please mark that items are for "Little Knights Give Back"!*

Contact Mrs. Glenn or Mrs. Fitzgerald with any questions!

  • Preschool- Coffee and Treat Baskets for Hospital Workers Sign-up Here
  • Pre-K- Coffee and Treat baskets for hospital workers Sign-up Here

Kindergarten - Placemats for Meals on Wheels

Kindergarten students will be making Placemats for Meals on Wheels clients. We will share pictures once they are completed.

1st & 2nd Grade - Pet Treat Bags for Meals on Wheels recipients with pets

Our 1st and 2nd grade students will be collecting dog and cat treats. They will make treat bags that will be given to people with pets on the Meals On Wheels food distribution.

If you'd like to contribute, please sign up and send in your treats by Thursday, November 30th. Parents are invited to join on this walking field trip. More details will be shared soon! We look forward to a fun week of giving back with our students! 

Please let Mrs. Allred, Mrs. Byerly, Mrs. Bost, or Mrs. Fitzgerald know if you have any questions!

Will deliver on Monday, 12/18 at 10:30 am.

3rd- Cookies for the Fire and Police Departments

Traditionally, the 3rd grade class makes goodie bags for the Police and Fire Departments. They decorate paper bags and fill them with Christmas treats! The students always enjoy this service project!

If you'd like to contribute, please sign up to send in cookies/treats on Thursday, November 30th.

Students will walk to the Fire and Police Departments on Friday, December 8th. Parents and grandparents are invited to join us. We will share more details soon! Please let Mrs. Fitzgerald or Ms. Clark know if you have any questions!

Sign-up Here

Will deliver items on 12/8 after Mass.

4th - Ornaments for Hillcrest Ave. and High St. Neighbors

Our 4th-grade students will be making Christmas ornaments for our Hillcrest Ave and High St. neighbors. We know that our school traffic can cause trouble for them. Each year, our 4th grade students make them ornaments as a little thank you for their patience. Students will deliver these on Friday, December 8th. Parents will be invited to walk with them on this walking field trip. 

If you'd like to participate, please Sign-up Here!

**All items should be sent in on Thursday, November 30th.**

Please let Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Ortiz, or Mrs. Fitzgerald know if you have any questions!

Will deliver to neighbors on Thursday, 12/7 at 1:10 pm.

Middle School - Christmas Treat Bags! 

Middle School students will be creating small treat bags to help spread Christmas cheer to employees and downtown businesses!

If you'd like to send in items needed to make these treat bags, please sign-up below!

**All items should be labeled and sent in on 11/30**

Students will be delivering these in the morning on Monday, December 18th. 

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Fitzgerald.

  • 5th - Christmas Candy Treat Bags for Library Workers - Sign-up Here
  • 6th- Christmas Candy Treat Bags for employees at stores/restaurants on E. Davis St.- Sign-up Here
  • 7th- Christmas Candy Treat Bags for Meals on Wheels and employees at Paul's Pastry Shop and other businesses close by. - Sign-up Here
  • 8th - Christmas Candy Treat Bags for employees at stores on W. Davis, S. Main St., and S. Spring St. - Sign-up Here

Will walk downtown to deliver candy bags on Monday, December 18th at 10:00.

Volunteer Opportunities for Parents & Grandparents -Christmas Village

Hi! Over the next few weeks, we will have several volunteer opportunities for our parents and grandparents. We will be hosting BSS Gives Back Week and Christmas Village. These are two of my favorite events I do for the school each year. It is always so much fun to see the children get excited to make and purchase gifts for others.

I hope you are able to join me for these special memories with the kids!

Sign-up at the links below!

BSS Gives Back Week Volunteers

Christmas Village Volunteers


Not able to volunteer, but want to help? We are accepting donations of gently used Christmas decorations, gift wrap supplies, and any items you'd like to clear out of your home. We want to offer plenty of shopping options for our students! 

Let me know if you have any questions!

Beth Fitzgerald

Yearbook Fundraiser 2023-2024 - Attractions Books!

The Yearbook Club is raising money to attend a workshop at the Jostens Southeast Conference in Charlotte, NC (Carowinds) in April 2024. All Coupons are valid now through 2024! Over $4.600 in LOCAL Savings!

Make sure you use EZ Pay Code: 5324665 or BSSKNIGHTS

Cost: $30.00

Follow this link to purchase:

Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Ortiz and the BSS Yearbook Staff

Teacher & Staff Spotlight

This school year has brought many changes to Blessed Sacrament School. For the first time in over a decade, we have several double classes and we are blessed to be able to hire more teachers. We want our school community to get to know our teachers and staff better, so we have chosen to bring back our Teacher & Staff Spotlight. We will feature a teacher or staff member with their short bio and interesting facts about them every week. This week we are introducing our Third Grade Teacher, Ms. Charlene Clark!

Ms. Charlene Clark is a devoted Christian and cat lover. She has a wonderful family of three; including, her 15-year-old son, Akeem, who is currently attending Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School, and her cat Ginger. Before coming to BSS, she was a public school classroom teacher for ten years. Most of her experience is in elementary education, but she has also taught middle school students. She took a break for one school year and lived in West Africa. During her time there, she worked on launching an educational business and volunteered at local schools. Ms. Clark used to be the Interventionist assigned at BSS by Catapult Learning, until recently when she accepted a teaching position at BSS to become our third-grade teacher.

Ms. Clark is originally from Roxboro, NC, and briefly moved to Virginia during her teen years. Later, she moved back to North Carolina and settled in the Burlington area with her family to finish her high school senior year. Ms. Clark graduated from UNC Greensboro in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and obtained her teacher’s license the same year.  

Her favorite pastime is watching Crime Shows and scrolling on social media. She considers herself a social butterfly and enjoys group activities such as playing board games, karaoke, or going out to dinner with friends. She also likes to find community events and activities to explore with her son. She is very active in the community and participates in youth mentoring programs. 

A fun fact about Ms. Clark is that she is currently working on writing a book that is geared toward single mothers. She loves traveling and would like to explore the world and learn more about different cultures one day. Ms.Clark is very excited to be the third-grade teacher this year!

Fun Facts about Ms. Clark:

Birthday: October 22

My favorite places to eat: Hong Kong

My favorite place to get coffee: N/A

My coffee order is: Milk Chocolate, Hot Cocoa

My favorite thing for breakfast: Bacon & Egg Biscuit

I love to shop at: Amazon

My favorite colors are: Purple & Light Blue

My favorite sports team is: Not a big sports fan

My favorite candy/snack is: Snickers/Hot Cheetos/ Milk Duds

My favorite drink is: Pepsi

Other information:

T-shirt size: XXL

monogram (first, middle, last) CCC

Hobbies: Karaoke, Sight Seeing, Watching Crime Shows

Classroom/Office Wishlist: Dry Erase Markers


Coloring Books

Bowling Set

Board Games

Star Student Stickers

Birthday Chair Cover

Multicolor Cardstock

Anchor Chart Paper

Foam Dice 

BSS Sports

Blessed Sacrament School

2023-2024 Winter Sports Schedule



Pep Squad: 3:00-4:00pm Multi Purpose Room Main Campus

Varsity Cheer: 3:30-4:30pm Knights' Castle

JV Boys Basketball: 5:00-7:00pm Knights' Castle


Running Club: 3:00-4:00pm Main Campus (ends before Thanksgiving Break)

Varsity Girls Basketball: 3:30-5:30pm Knights' Castle

Varsity Boys Basketball: 5:30-7:30pm Knights' Castle


Competition Cheer: 3:30-4:30pm Knights' Castle

JV Boys Basketball: 5:00-7:00pm Knights' Castle


Varsity Girls Basketball: 3:30-5:30pm Knights' Castle

Varsity Boys Basketball: 5:30-7:30pm Knights' Castle

Looking forward to a great winter sports season!!

Upcoming Games:

  • Home Basketball Game v. Sacred Heart (SH) (Knights Castle, 400 W Davis St) 
  • Saturday, November 18 @ 9:30 am
  • This is a change from the original PECSAA schedule. We now play SH at home on November 18 and away at SH on January 6, 2024.  

CLICK HERE to access the full schedule of games; our home games are highlighted in yellow; game(s) dates/schedules may change. 

The volunteer signup for Home Games (concessions/admissions/book/clock) can be found HERE. We need several more volunteers to make our first home games a success. 

Please sign up if you are able.  


Please email Derrick Goodman and Tracy Miller, Co-Athletic Directors, at with any questions.

Competition Cheer 2023-24

Practices- Students who make the Competition Cheer Team will attend required practices MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY at the Knight Castle. Students who have conflicts with Volleyball, XC, and Soccer will be accommodated until Fall Sports are over.

Performances: Students who make the competition team are expected to perform in the competitions. Additional expenses include but are not limited to, lodging, meals, and gas. More information will be provided as competition approaches.

  • Winter Cheer Classic-Date TBA
  • Shamrock Tournament @Charlotte Catholic High School February 16-18, 2024

Competición de Animación de Porristas 2023-24

Prácticas- Los estudiantes que formen parte del equipo de porristas de competencia asistirán a las prácticas requeridas.LUNES Y MIÉRCOLES en el gimnasio (Knight’s Castle). Los estudiantes que tengan conflictos con Voleibol, Atletismo y Fútbol serán acomodado hasta que terminen los deportes de otoño.

Actuaciones: Se espera que los estudiantes que forman parte del equipo de competencia se desempeñen en las competencias. Los gastos adicionales incluyen; pero son entre otros, alojamiento, comidas,y gasolina. Se proporcionará más información a medida que se acerque la competencia.

Winter Cheer Classic-Fecha por confirmar

Torneo Shamrock en Charlotte Catholic High School del 16 al 18 de febrero de 2024. 

Prayer Requests

Please pray for:

Please remember in your prayers, David, brother of Abby (1st and Lizzie, Class of 2021) for his health.

Keep in your prayers, George Tompkins and Patty Kearney, brother-in-law and sister-in-law of Mrs. Kearney for better health. 

Nicholas (3rd) has asked to keep his father in your prayers.

Please pray Fr. Vincent and his family, as they mourn the passing of Fr. Vincent’s father, Ronald Rubino.

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

The teachers had an amazing opportunity to “play” in the Smart Lab! They can’t wait for your children to play and create in the Smart Lab.

Mrs. Gomez

From the Office of Admissions

Welcome to Blessed Sacrament School!

We are excited for another school year. Thank you for choosing Blessed Sacrament School for your children's education.


José Rico Benavides

School Tours

Mr. Rico will be available at the office on Mondays & Wednesdays 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:

Lunch & Uniforms Information

Winter Uniforms

Friendly reminder, we will transition to our Winter Uniforms next Monday, November 6!

Winter uniforms begin next Monday, November 6. Just a few reminders:

  1. French Toast items run very differently in sizing from Lands End. Sounds like the tops are much smaller.
  2. Review our Uniform Guidelines by CLICKING HERE.
  3. If you order any logo items and they are the wrong size, they CANNOT be returned.
  4. Orders are arriving in about a week. So if you need new shirts, you should order them as soon as possible to receive them in time.
  5. Graham Sporting Goods is the ONLY provider of PE shirts. French Toast will not be offering them.

Recordatorio amistoso, ¡haremos la transición a los uniformes de invierno el próximo lunes 6 de noviembre!

Los uniformes de invierno comienzan el próximo lunes 6 de noviembre. Solo algunos recordatorios:

  1. Los artículos de French Toast tienen un tamaño muy diferente al de Lands End. Parece que las tapas son mucho más pequeñas.
  2. Revise nuestras Pautas Uniformes HACIENDO CLIC AQUÍ.
  3. Si solicita algún artículo con el logotipo y tiene el tamaño incorrecto, NO SE PUEDE devolver.
  4. Los pedidos están llegando en aproximadamente una semana. Entonces, si necesita camisetas nuevas, debe pedirlas lo antes posible para recibirlas a tiempo.
  5. Graham Sporting Goods es el ÚNICO proveedor de camisetas de educación física. French Toast no los ofrecerá.

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: Highway 55 Burgers

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

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**

Re-occurring Information

Middle School Filed Trip to Dollywood

  • As stated in the Middle School Handbook: Field Trips are a privilege.  
  • Students receiving 5 infractions will be ineligible for the MS field trip in the Spring.

Who: All Middle School Students 5th-8th

When: May 20 & 21, 2024 

Where: See Itinerary attached

Price: $395 per student (you can pay in full or 3 payments -$115( after $50 deposit)each -due 11-15-23, 1-19-24 & 2-23-24)

Adult prices: Double room (please tell me who you want as a roommate) $450 per person.

Single room $ 535

Return THIS DOCUMENT completed to Mrs. Kearney or your middle school homeroom teacher.

Important Payment due dates

Deposit of $50 per person-Oct. 25

First payment of $115 is due November 15,2023

Second payment of $115 is due January 19,2024

Final payment of $115 is due February 23,2024.

See above prices for parent amounts.

Note: You must check Option C regularly for trip updates and information

Questions?? Email Mrs. Kearney at

Viaje de escuela secundaria (Middle School) a Dollywood

  • Como se indica en el Manual Para Padres y Estudiantes: Las excursiones son un privilegio.
  • Los estudiantes que reciban 5 infracciones no serán elegibles para la excursión de MS en la primavera.

Quién: Todos los estudiantes de secundaria de 5º a 8º

Cuándo: 20 y 21 de mayo de 2024

Dónde: Ver itinerario adjunto

Precio: $395 por estudiante (puedes pagar el total o 3 pagos -$115 (después de un depósito de $50) cada uno -vencimiento el 15-11-23, 19-1-24 y 23-2-24)

Precios adultos: Habitación doble (por favor dime a quién quieres como compañero de cuarto) $450 por persona.

Habitación sencilla/de un solo cuarto $535

Devuelva ESTE DOCUMENTO completado a la Sra. Kearney o al maestro de su escuela secundaria.

Fechas de vencimiento de pago importantes

Depósito de $50 por persona-oct. 25

El primer pago de $115 vence el 15 de noviembre de 2023.

El segundo pago de $115 vence el 19 de enero de 2024

El pago final de $115 vence el 23 de febrero de 2024.

Consulte los precios anteriores para conocer los montos de los padres.

Nota: Debe consultar la Opción C periódicamente para obtener actualizaciones e información sobre el viaje.

¿¿Preguntas?? Envíe un correo electrónico a la Sra. Kearney a


CLICK HERE if you would like to pay for the $50.00 DEPOSIT for your child(ren) field trip.

CLICK HERE if you would like to pay for your child(ren) field trip in FULL ONLINE for $395.00

CLICK HERE if you would like to make THE FIRST PARTIAL PAYMENT for your child(ren)'s field trip. This first payment of $115.00 must be submitted no later than Wednesday, November 15th, 2023, after making the DEPOSIT.

CLICK HERE if you would like to make THE SECOND PARTIAL PAYMENT for your child(ren)'s field trip. This first payment of $115.00 must be submitted no later than Friday, January 19th, 2024

CLICK HERE if you would like to make THE THIRD PARTIAL PAYMENT for your child(ren)'s field trip. This first payment of $115.00 must be submitted no later than Friday, February 23rd, 2024

Want to accompany your child? You must become a Chaperone.

CLICK HERE to pay online for an adult who is coming to pay for a DOUBLE ROOM-Make sure you write down whom you would like to room with. $450.00

CLICK HERE to PARTIALLY PAY online for an adult who 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. $535.00

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

Chaperoning in the field trip?

If you are coming to the trip, you are agareeing to be a chaperone you will need to take a Safe Environment Training and a Background check. We will have more details in the first week of November.

The dates for Safe Environment training will be announced later. You will also need to contact the front office (336-570-0019) to schedule your background check.

From the Office of Advancement

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2023-2024 school year

We have new Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2023-2024 school year. We would love to help promote your business, while you support our school! 

Money raised during the 2022-2023 school year was used for several major and unexpected expenses. We are in the process of replacing our 26-year-old Fire Alarm System at the Main Campus. We also replaced and repaired flooring in several areas of the building. A few rooms also received new paint!

Due to increased enrollment, we purchased 100 new Chromebooks for our students. None of these things would have been possible without the support of our community!

CLICK HERE to Review Sponsorship Level

CLICK HERE to Pay/Donate Online

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

I look forward to working with you! Contact me with me any questions!

Beth Fitzgerald 

Director of Advancement

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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