Enjoy Your Summer, Knights!
It is officially Summer and we are very busy here at BSS preparing for the next school year. There are lots of things being planned out and we wanted to take a moment to let you know of some of the things happening in the next couple of months. Make sure your children are starting to read their summer reading books & enjoy this wonderful summer!

¡Disfruten su verano, Knights!
Es oficialmente verano y estamos muy ocupados aquí en BSS preparándonos para el próximo año escolar. Se están planeando muchas cosas y queríamos tomarnos un momento para informarles sobre algunas de las cosas que sucederán en los próximos meses. ¡Asegúrese de que sus hijos comiencen a leer sus libros de lectura de verano y disfruten de este maravilloso verano!
Upcoming Dates
Jun 27- July 1 - Summer Camp Session III

Tuesday, June 28 - Parent & Student Service Day! 10am-Noon

Monday, July 11 - Blessed Sacrament Church Food Pantry Distribution

July 11 - 15 - Summer Camp Session IV

Wednesday, July 13 - BSS Coaches Meeting at 6:00 pm @ Our Lady of the Angels Center

July 18 - 22 - Summer Camp Session V

Tuesday, July 19 - 5:30-Kindergarten & New Elementary Families Orientation; 7:00-Rising 5th Grade & New Middle School Families Orientation

Wednesday, July 20 - BSS Sports Sign Up Meeting at 6:00 pm @ Our Lady of the Angels Center

Thursday, July 21 - Parents & Students Service Day 2! 5 - 7:30 pm

July 25 - 29 - Summer Camp Session VI

Saturday, July 30 - Summer Uniform Swap Shop @ 10 am

August 1 - 5 - Summer Camp Session VII

Tuesday, August 2 - Little Knight parent Service Day! 5- 7:30 pm

Thursday, August 18 - 9:00- 11:00 Service Day for 8th Grade Students;
11:30- 8th Grade Lunch for Students and Parents

August 22 - Open House - Pick Up Schedules/Drop Off Supplies

August 24 - First Day of School!
Click here to see the official BSS calendar: BSS Calendar
Knights' News
Kindergarten, Rising 5th Grade & New Families Orientations Scheduled!

If your child is going into BSS's Kindergarten class or you are a new family with a student joining our Elementary School, please attend this Family Orientation Event Sponsored by Mrs. Gomez and Mrs. Fitzgerald.

Si su hijo(a) va a ingresar a la clase Kinder de BSS o si es una familia nueva con un estudiante que se unirá a nuestra escuela primaria, asista a este evento de orientación familiar patrocinado por la Sra. Gómez y el equipo de la escuela primaria.
If your child is going into BSS's 5th Grade class or you are a new family with a student joining our middle school, please attend this Family Orientation Event Sponsored by Mrs. Gomez and Mrs. Fitzgerald.

Si su hijo(a) va a ingresar a la clase de 5.° grado de BSS o si es una familia nueva con un estudiante que se unirá a nuestra escuela intermedia, asista a este evento de orientación familiar patrocinado por la Sra. Gómez y el equipo de la escuela intermedia.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Beth Fitzgerald
Director of Advancement
BSS Athletics Information

On July 13th, we will be having a "coaches meeting" for anyone who is interested in coaching any sport at Blessed Sacrament this upcoming school year. Our sports include Tennis, Volleyball, Soccer, Cross Country, Running Club, Basketball, Cheer, Golf, and Track. We are also hoping to have a girls' soccer team this spring. Most of these sports are for 5th - 8th grade, however, Track, Running Club, and Pep Squad are open to K-3rd as well. Please plan to attend the meeting on July 13th at 6 pm at Our Lady of the Angels Center (408 West Davis Street, Burlington, NC. 27216) if you are interested in coaching any of these sports. 
On July 20th at 6 pm we will be having a Fall Sports interest meeting at Our Lady of Angels Center. Any student who is interested in playing a Fall sport should plan to attend. The Fall sports are tennis, volleyball, soccer, cross country, and running club. 

Fall Sports practices will likely begin shortly after the interest meeting.

Enjoy your break and see you soon!

Coach Letvak
Athletic Director
Service to Our School Requested! Please Help if You Can.

On June 28th, parents and students are invited to come help around the school. Mrs. Gomez will have a list of projects that need to be completed around the school (inside and out). A pizza lunch will be provided at the end of the service time.
Can't make this one? We have two other service days scheduled. Thursday, July 21st at 5:00 and Tuesday, August 2nd at 5:00 (this one is specifically for Little Knight parents to help clean up their playground)
Summer Uniform Swap Shop Scheduled!

We will have our Summer Uniform Swap Shop event on Saturday, July 30th at 10 am at our school's Parking Lot. Come early and shop our gently used school uniforms for your children or exchange them!

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

CLICK HERE if you rather buy the uniforms new at Land's End. Our School code is 900029141. Take advantage of the School Uniform Promotion starting June 23rd thru July 11th. Look at the flyer below.

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.
¡Tienda de intercambio de uniformes de verano programada!

Tendremos nuestro evento de intercambio de uniformes de verano el sábado 30 de julio a las 10 am en el estacionamiento de nuestra escuela. ¡Venga temprano y compre nuestros uniformes escolares usados ​​en buen estado para sus hijos o cámbielos!

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ para revisar nuestras pautas de uniformes escolares para el año escolar 2022-23.

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ si prefiere comprar los uniformes nuevos en Land's End. El código de nuestro Colegio es 900029141. Aprovecha la Promoción de Uniformes Escolares del 23 de junio al 11 de julio. Mira el folleto de arriba.

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.
Prepare for the Next School Year!

It has been an exciting year for BSS. We only have a few more days to go before the end of the school year and we wanted to send out some items to prepare for the next school year.

¡Prepárese para el próximo año escolar!
Ha sido un año emocionante para BSS. Solo nos quedan unos pocos días antes del final del año escolar y queríamos enviar algunos artículos para prepararnos para el próximo año escolar.

2022-2023 School Calendar-Click in the link to access it-First Day of School will be Wednesday, August 24th. Haga clic en el enlace para acceder a él. El primer día de clases será el miércoles 24 de agosto.

Little Knights Summer Reading List-Little Knights students-rising Preschool and PreKindergarten classes-We encourage these students to read 15 minutes a day in July and August-Click on the link to access our reading calendars to be turned in the first day of school. Estudiantes de Little Knights que ingresan a las clases de preescolar y prekínder. Alentamos a estos estudiantes a leer 15 minutos al día en julio y agosto. Haga clic en el enlace para acceder a nuestros calendarios de lectura que se entregarán el primer día de clases.
We have limited copies of these books at the office. If you are unable to purchase one or rent one at the local library, please contact our school office to borrow a copy. Tenemos copias limitadas de estos libros en la oficina. Si no puede comprar uno o alquilar uno en la biblioteca local, comuníquese con la oficina de nuestra escuela para pedir prestada una copia.

K-8 Summer Reading List- For the 2022-2023 school year, our summer reading program will be, once again, 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. Para el año escolar 2022-2023, nuestro programa de lectura de verano será, una vez más, un enfoque de toda la escuela en temas STEM. Se requerirá que cada clase lea un libro y cuando regresen a la escuela en agosto, los maestros harán un seguimiento con discusiones y tareas significativas adicionales en clase. Para los estudiantes de MS, por favor prepárese para una prueba el primer día de clases. Planearemos tener una exhibición de verano STEM en algún momento de septiembre para ver el maravilloso trabajo realizado por sus hijos.
Por favor traiga su libro con usted el primer día de clases.
Rising Kindergarten- The Backyard Build (Engineering) by Jonathan Litton
Max and Suzy are bored and wish they had a playground in the garden—can the dynamic duo use their engineering know-how to build a swing, slide, and see-saw? Challenges include: choosing the best material to use, how to measure things, and work out how to test their designs. Next steps at the end of the book detail the engineering behind the story, with hands-on activities
for children to experiment with the concepts explained and find out for themselves how thing work. Parents, we do not expect your child to be able to read independently The Backyard Build. We hope you will enjoy it together a few times over the summer.
Rising 1st Grade- The Cookie Stall (Art) by Jonathan Litton
Max and Suzy have baked some delicious cookies to sell, but no one is coming to their stall to buy any! Can the dynamic duo use their creativity to make their cookies more attractive and encourage people to visit their stall? Help them be creative with a range of materials, use your imagination, and experiment with different techniques and colors in this fun, interactive art story.
Parents, we do not expect your child to be able to read independently The Cookie Stall. We hope you will enjoy it together a few times over the summer.
Rising 2nd Grade- The Magnificent Makers; How to Test A Friendship by Theanne Griffith Violet and Pablo are best friends who love science! So, when they discover a riddle that opens a magic portal in the Science Space at school, they can't wait to check it out! Along with their new
classmate, Deepak, the friends discover a magical makerspace called the Maker Maze. It's a laboratory full of robots, 3D printers, an antigravity chamber, and more. Doors line the walls of the makerspace, with a new science adventure waiting behind each one. With the help of a hilarious and odd scientist, the Magnificent Makers embark on out-of-this-world adventures that help them master the science concepts they are learning in school.
Rising 3rd Grade- Frankie Sparks (Third-Grade Inventor) and the Class Pet by Megan Frazer Blakemore The best thing EVER is happening in Frankie Sparks’ third-grade class: They are getting a class pet! Their teacher, Miss Cupid, tells them they will vote on their pet, but it must meet some
“parameters.” Frankie thinks that a rat—just like the rats in her beloved Aunt Gina’s lab—would be the perfect fit. But her best friend, Maya, doesn’t think a rat would be great at all. They are kind of gross and not as cool as a hermit crab, which is Maya’s top choice. Using her special workshop, can Frankie find a way to convince her teacher and her best friend that Team Rat is the way to go?
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 ,7 th and 8th Grade- The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy Anulty
Lucy Callahan's life was changed forever when she was struck by lightning. She doesn't remember it, but the zap gave her genius-level math skills, and she's been homeschooled ever since. Now, at 12 years old, she's technically ready for college. She just has to pass 1 more test--middle school!
Lucy's grandma insists: Go to middle school for 1 year. Make 1 friend. Join 1 activity. And read 1 book (that's not a math textbook!). Lucy's not sure what a girl who does calculus homework for fun can possibly learn in 7th grade. She has everything she needs at home, where nobody can make fun of her rigid routines or her superpowered brain. The equation of Lucy's life has already been solved. Unless there's been a miscalculation?
Supply Lists are Ready!

Supply Lists-Click on the link to access the Supply List for the 2022-23 school year. Haga clic en el enlace para acceder a la Lista de útiles para el año escolar 2022-23.
Emergency Contact Form-If you have not filled out an updated Emergency Contact Form for the upcoming school year, please fill it out for your family today.

Emergency Contact Form- Click on the link to access, fill and sign the emergency contact form for the 2022-23 school year. Haga clic en el enlace para acceder, completar y firmar el formulario de contacto de emergencia para el año escolar 2022-23.
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.
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.
Important Building Maintenance
Required AHERA Management Plan Notice
As required by federal legislation (40CFR763.93 (G) 4) we are hereby providing this notice of the availability of our AHERA Management Plan for your review. The older portions of Blessed Sacrament School facility were constructed prior to the prohibition of the use of asbestos as a building material, and this legislation, enacted in 1989, mandates the creation of the original Management Plan and the subsequent re-inspections every three years, and that availability of that information to all parents, teachers, and employee organizations. Please do not hesitate to contact the school office to schedule an appointment to review these materials. 
  • 515 Hillcrest Avenue Burlington, NC 27215
Mantenimiento importante del edificio
Aviso del plan de gestión de AHERA requerido
Según lo exige la legislación federal (40CFR763.93 (G) 4), por la presente proporcionamos este aviso de la disponibilidad de nuestro Plan de Gestión de AHERA para su revisión. Las partes más antiguas de las instalaciones de Blessed Sacrament School se construyeron antes de la prohibición del uso de asbesto como material de construcción, y esta legislación, promulgada en 1989, exige la creación del Plan de Gestión original y las posteriores re-inspecciones cada tres años. y que la disponibilidad de esa información para todos los padres, maestros y organizaciones de empleados. No dude en comunicarse con la oficina de la escuela para programar una cita para revisar estos materiales.
  • 515 Hillcrest Avenue Burlington, NC 27215
Blessed Sacrament Church - Little Portion Food Pantry Distribution

The purpose of this message is to inform you that the next food distribution for the Little Portion Food Pantry sponsored by Blessed Sacrament Church is scheduled. Please share the information with your congregations.

MONDAY – JULY 11th  – 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM

The food pantry is located at 408 West Davis Street, Burlington, NC. 27216

The streets are cordoned off to allow easier access for guests. Please encourage attendees when possible to arrive earlier in the day when the selection of fresh produce and other limited products is greater.

The distribution is open to anyone regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. There is no proselytizing of any sort permitted.

Volunteers to help with the distribution efforts are always welcome! We need all the help we can receive!

Little Portion Food Pantry Distribution

  • The program provides supplemental food support for individuals & families in need.
  • What: Fresh Produce, Potatoes, Onions, Bread, Dry Goods - Enough food to feed a family for approximately 5 days.
  • Who’s Eligible: Anyone in need of food support.
  • Where: Blessed Sacrament Parish Offices – 408 West Davis Street, Burlington, NC
  • When: Monday – 11:30 AM till 5:00 PM – Come early if possible for the fresh produce.
  • The streets are cordoned off to allow easier access for guests. Please encourage attendees when possible to arrive earlier in the day when the selection of fresh produce and other limited products is greater. 

Pax et bonum….

Fr. Paul
Knights of Summer Camp 2022- some spots are still available!

Mark your calendars! BSS will have our Knights of Summer Camp back again after two years of not having one. The camp will run from June 13th until August 5th. It will be closed for the week of July the 4th.

  • CLICK HERE to access the Camps Description Booklet.

  • CLICK HERE to access the Knights of Summer Camp Enrollment Form 2022 or scan the QR Code below:
~Todavia hay cupo disponible~
¡Marquen sus calendarios! BSS volverá a tener nuestro Campamento de Caballeros de Verano después de dos años de no tener uno. El campamento se desarrollará del 13 de junio al 5 de agosto. Permanecerá cerrado durante la semana del 4 de julio.

  • HAGA CLIC AQUÍ para acceder al folleto de descripción de los campamentos.
  • HAGA CLIC AQUÍ para acceder al formulario de inscripción de Knights of Summer Camp 2022 o escanee el código QR arriba.
BSS Sports
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!
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.

We pray for the people of Ukraine, may there be peace in the region.

Please continue praying for Jasleene (8th) as she continues to recover from her kidney transplant surgery.

Please continue praying for Mr. Victor as he is scheduled to have surgery on his arm next week.

Please pray for Mr. Fitzgerald, husband of Mrs. Fitzgerald as he had surgery on Wednesday, 6/22/22.
Principal's Message
Dear Parents,
I hope everyone is doing well. Here, at school, we are preparing for the 2022-2023 school year. I hope you can join us for one of our service days. Stay safe and enjoy the summer!

Mrs. Gomez
From the Office of Admissions
Contracts, Contracts, Contracts...

At this point, all of our parents must have received our re-enrollment contract. Please sign it as soon as possible since we have limited space in kindergarten, 2nd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grades.

If you have not received a contract yet, please contact Mr. Rico as soon as possible at 336-570-0019 ext. 212 or by email at admissions@bssknights.org
NC Opportunity Scholarships

Great News! The NC Carolina Opportunity Scholarship awards have increased this upcoming school year to $6,168!! Furthermore, now all rising Kindergarteners, 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
Re-occurring Information
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 April 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.
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
Let me know if you have any questions!

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.
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/


Cristo Rey RT High School is still accepting applications for FALL 2022 in the 9th & 10th grades. Student applications can be found HERE.
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

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.
A placement test is required for ALL grade 9 applicants. 
Pre-registration is required-see application for more information.