Thursday, March 28th
Scholastic Book Fair
Swap Shop is Open
5:00 PM - Scholastic Book Fair Family Fun Night

Friday, March 29th
Swap Shop is Open
4:00 PM BSS Tenns vs Western @ Western Alamance HS
5:30 PM - NJHS Pizza Bingo @ the Koury Center Gym (Knights Castle)

Saturday, March 30th
9:00 AM - Alamance County Kindergarten Fair @ Holly Hill Mall

Sunday, March 31st
1:30 - BSS Track Informal Duel Meet with OLG @ Williams HS

Monday, April 1st
Summer Uniforms Begin
3:00 PM - Flag Football

Wednesday, April 3rd
Progress Reports
4:00 PM - BSS Tennis vs SPX (Location TBD)

Friday, April 5th
8:45 AM - Mass
9:00 AM - AYLA @ Elon Community Church
4:00 PM - BSS Tennis vs Southern @ Southern Alamance HS
Knight News
Congratulations Jaylin!

Our own Jaylin Palmer placed 1st in the 10 and under 100 yard breaststroke , and 2nd in the 10 and under 50 yard breaststroke in the Greater YMCA Sunbelt Swimming Association's (GYSSA) league championships. The GYSSA league encompasses all of North Carolina. 
 
This is quite an accomplishment, and we are very proud of her!
Scholastic Book Fair

We are having a DINO-MITE time at our Scholastic Book Fair! The Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits. 

Remaining Book Fair dates: March 27th-29th
Shopping hours: Wednesday -Thursday 7:30am-3:30pm, Friday 7:30-9:00am
Special activities: Family Fun Night Thursday, March 28th 5:00-7:00pm

NEW digital payment option: Book Fair eWallet! Now your student can shop the Fair cash-free! Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and to create an account.


If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at  h ttp://www.scholastic.com/bf/blessedsacramentschool9 . Our Online Fair is available from March 17th to March 30th.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school. 

We need volunteers...we need YOU! Volunteering at the Book Fair is the perfect way to stay connected to your child at school and help students find the books they can't wait to read. Sign up now and get ready for a fun and rewarding volunteer experience.

Pizza Bingo Night at BSS
Sponsored by the National Junior Honor Society

All proceeds will benefit The National Meningitis Association

Come out and join us for a night of fun BINGO!
Don’t forget to mark you calendars!!
Friday, March 29, 2019
The KNIGHTS’ Castle
Doors Open at 5:30
BINGO will start at 6:00

PIZZA
BINGO
BAKE SALE
50/50 RAFFLE
$100 CASH PRIZE!!
Pay It Forward Initiative - Babysitting

Need a night off? Four of our Middle School young ladies are offering babysitting services. They are all experienced and will work in teams of two. They will come to your home and will arrange their own transportation. 

All proceeds they earn will be donated to a medical charity to be determined. Their rate is $15 per hour per team

They are available on the following day/times until April 15th:
Sundays - Afternoons & Evenings
Mondays - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wednesdays - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Friday - After school until 11:30 PM
Saturday - 5:00 PM to 11:30 PM

If you are interested, please contact:
Yesenia (336) 512-8068, Kathryn (248) 939-7893, Patricia (336) 343-5907 or Mrs.Kelso (336) 124-2317
Middle School MindGames Auction Buy-In

Team Schmitt-Kearney made it out of the MindGames Escape Room in the record time of 33 minutes! Clearly a team of intelligence!
Afterschool Care News

Wednesday April 17th - Early Dismissal
There is NO Afterschool Care!
Happy Easter and Spring Break!
Basketball Fun and Pizza Party for MS students at the Knight Castle!

We still have room left!

What are your middle school students doing on early release Wed April 17th? Let them have some basketball fun with Coach Cunningham, Mrs Nora, and Mrs Wetter! Limited to 20 students.

What better way to spend the afternoon then by eating pizza with your friends and participating in basketball activities.

Activities may include musical basketball, all star shoot out, scrimmages, knock out, and shooting games. Who has the best granny underhand shot? Prizes awarded! You do not need to be a professional basketball player to have fun at this party! 
 
All children must be picked up by 2pm

The cost is only $20 and payable at the office by April 16th. Sign-up for the basketball party using the link below:

Pizza & Movie Party with Mrs. Avery, Mrs. Lilbera and Mrs. Schmitt (K - 4 Only)

What are your children doing on early release day before Easter break? No Club Knight available, no problem!!! Limited spaces so don't delay!

Don't miss out on this opportunity for your child to spend valuable time with Mrs. Avery, Mrs. Libera, and Mrs. Schmitt on Wed April 17th, 11:30-2:30. This party will include Pizza lunch and a movie appropriate for K-4. There are only 20 spaces available.

The cost is only $20 and payable at the office by April 16th. Sign-up for the basketball party using the link below:

School Uniforms

Summer uniforms begins Monday, April 1st and our students have a habit of growing. Get your school uniform order into Lands End ( click here) or visit our Swap Shop which opened on Monday, March 25th.
Globetrotters 2018 Auction Winner

Zach Gonzalez and William Freeman were the 2018 auction winners for the "Outing with the Harlem Globetrotters" which took place last week. They were accompanied by Mrs. Gomez, Mrs. Schmidt, Mrs. Kearney and Mr. Freeman. They all had a fun and fantastic time!
Only 27 Yearbooks Left

It is not too late to order your yearbook, but there are only 27 left. Don't miss your chance secure lasting memories. When they're gone, they're gone ( click here).
Order Scrip!

A percentage of each gift card purchased through the Scrip Program is donated to BSS. If you would like to order scrip to support our school, please complete the order form ( click here) and submit to the school office with payment.
Prayer Requests
Please Pray for:

BSS and Church community.
From the Principal's Desk
Congratulations to the Bolen Family as they welcomed William
on Sunday, March 24. He weighed He weighed 7lbs 11oz and is 20.5 inches long.
Classroom Connection
7th Grade Science
Our 7th grade students were tasked with using amino acids to create a protein with the objective of moving sand. They were then asked to change the amino acids to improve/modify the protein in order to make it more efficient.
2nd Grade
Our 2nd grade class gets a chance to review the books at the Scholastic Book Fair.
Athletics News
Track Meet with OLG THIS SUNDAY (3/31) at Williams High School.  

Runners should arrive between 1:30 and 1:45. Volunteering to help is easy and will assure you a good spot to watch the races! All other spectators will watch from the stands so we can keep the infield clear. 
 

Please note that for the PECSAA meet on May 5, we will only be able to use our fastest runners and we will need some runners to run in a grade above theirs. For middle school grades, we have many events to fill! Please let your coach know ASAP if you cannot attend the PECSAA meet so we can plan accordingly.  Rain Make-up date is Sunday, May 12. For second graders making their first communion, we understand that you may a little late. Please keep us posted on those plans!
 
 
Thanks so much, feel free to contact any of us if you have questions!

Coach Klein ( jennietuckklein@aol.com )
Coach Rugh ( Keithrugh@hotmail.com )
Coach Angyal ( Jeffangyal@xcellortho.com .
Alumni News
Bishop McGuinness Coaches Award

Noah Goodman received the Coach’s Award for JV Boys Basketball! Way to go Noah!
Parent's in Partnership
Messages from our Head Class Captain

Want to learn more about the teachers and staff at BSS? The link below shows responses to a questionnaire they were given. Feel free to use this information to spoil any of these amazing employees!
Scroll across the bottom to see all responses! These will be updated throughout the year!
Link Your VIC Cards
Each school year VIC cards must be "re-linked in order for Blessed Sacrament School to receive the benefits of your shopping. Visit www.harristeeter.com and look for the Together in Education section to link your card. Every dollar helps our school
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
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Alamance County Kindergarten Fair
If you have friends or family members wanting more information regarding BSS Kindergarten, we will be at Holy Hill Mall from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM to answer any of their questions. It will be a great opportunity to find out more about our wonderful school.
Community News
Good News from Troop 9.

TROOP 9 ACCEPTS GIRLS

Troop 9 sponsored by Blessed Sacrament Community Church has accepted it's first group of Alamance County Girls into the Scouting Program. The girls have formed their own Troop and will be led by Ms. Rebecca Wetter as Scoutmaster.  It's first campout will be in early April at the Old North State Council Camporee.

Jeff Benes
Scoutmaster  
Inviting all 6th, 7th and 8th graders to join "The Edge" Junior Youth Ministry (JYM). Get to know other youth of our Parish community while having fun participating in social and service activities and learning about our faith. Meetings are at the school on Fridays of the second week of the month from 5:30 - 8 pm (includes pizza supper) and on the 1st Sunday of each month from 6 - 8pm.
Our next time together is Sunday, January 6th from 6-8:00 at the church.

Meeting dates & locations for the year are as follows:
Fridays
April 12      BS School
May 10      BS Church
Sundays at BS Church
April 7th
May 5th
"Drugs Uncovered: What Parents and Adults Need to Know”
This event will take place on Thursday, April 4 from 6:00-8:30pm (light dinner served 6:00-6:30pm; workshop will start at 6:30pm). It is FREE and will take place at Alamance Community College.
 
 
USA Basketball June Youth Clinic
When and Where:
  • June 16 at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School (Kernersville, NC)

Times:
  • 1:00-2:15 or 2:30-3:45
  • Participants can choose which session they would like to attend.

Costs:
  • Free

Apparel and Equipment:
  • Each participant will receive a USA Basketball T-Shirt.
  • USA Basketball will supply basketballs, participants do not need to bring a ball.

Requirements:
  • Each participant must have a signed waiver on file before participating.

For More Information:

Clinicians:
  • Brian Robinson, USA Basketball Youth Regional Coordinator, will be the head clinician at each site.
  • Other clinicians will all be certified USA Basketball Gold License coaches.