Welcome Back Knights!
We hope that all of our students, families, teachers, and staff had a wonderful and invigorating Christmas break and are ready to tackle the new year 2023!
School Mass with Fr. Vincent- This morning, Friday, January 6, we held a school mass at the Lady of the Angels Center, and Fr. Vincent talked to our students about Jesus's genealogy and how he was truly a human being just like us. Great job Lori Devere for singing! A special thanks to Mrs. Miranda, Mrs. Rivera, and Mrs. Lee for reading, and Mr. LaChance for singing! What a great way to start the year! May God blesses each and every one of our families.
Upcoming Dates
Saturday, January 7 - Home Basketball Game vs. SLS @ 9:00 am 🏀 ; Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition @ 1:00 pm 🏀

Tuesday, January 10 - 6th Grade and Kindergarten Subway field trip 🍞🌯🍲

Wednesday, January 11 - DARE Graduation for 5th Grade at 9 am.

Friday, January 13 - Reports Cards go home; Early Dismissal @ 11:30 am; Afterschool Available

Saturday, January 14 - Cheer Classic Expo @ Williams High

Monday, January 16 - School Closed -Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Wednesday, January 18 - Class Pictures for Yearbook in Winter Uniforms 📸

Saturday, January 21 - Immaculata Cheer Competition

Monday, January 23 - Out of Uniform Day - Chinese New Year - Wear red & gold or dress like a rabbit! 🐰

Friday, January 27 - Stock the Lounge for Catholic Schools Week - Sign Up!

Sunday, January 29 - Catholic Schools' Week Mass at 10:30 am @ Blessed Sacrament Church

January 30 - February 3 - Catholic Schools Week

Saturday, February 4 - Away Basketball Game vs. OLM @ 9:00 am 🏀

Tuesday, February 7 - Winter Sports Pictures at the Knight Castle @ 1:15 pm - Winter Sports athletes will bring their uniforms and walk to the Knight Castle for pictures 📸

Wednesday, February 8 - Middle School Field Trip to F.W. Woolworth's Building-International Civil Rights Center & Museum

Thursday, February 9 - Dine Out Day: Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers 🍿🍔
Click here to see the official BSS calendar: BSS Calendar
Knights' News
Middle School Field Trip to Williamsburg, VA UPDATE

Dear Parents, the field trip to Williamsburg, VA will take place on May 23 and 24th this Spring. If you are planning for your child(ren) to attend, you must submit a registration form with payment. The deadline to submit at least the first partial payment is January 17.

This field trip is only offered to our Middle School Students (5th - 8th).
When: May 23rd & 24th,2023
Where: See the Itinerary by CLICKING HERE
Price: $370 per student (you can pay in full or 3 payments -$124 due 1-17-23 -$123 due 2-15-23 & $123 due -3-15-23)
Adult prices: Double room (please let us know whom you want as a roommate) $390 per person. Single room $450

CLICK HERE to access the registration form, you should also have received it in your yellow folder's Thursday communicator this week. Please sign it and return it with payment to the office (Please, send CHECKS payable to Blessed Sacrament School or CASH)

If you are paying online for the field trip, make sure your write on the form that you paid online and return it to the school signed. THANK YOU!
ONLINE PAYMENT OPTIONS:
CLICK HERE if you would like to pay for your child(ren) field trip in full ONLINE for $370.

CLICK HERE if you would like to make a PARTIAL PAYMENT for your child(ren)'s field trip. This first payment of $124 must be submitted no later than Tuesday, January 17th.

Want to accompany your child?
CLICK HERE to pay online for an adult that is coming to pay for a DOUBLE ROOM-Make sure you write down whom you would like to room with. $390.

CLICK HERE to pay online for an adult that is coming to pay for a SINGLE ROOM. $450.
Dear Parents,

Save the date! The 5th grade DARE graduation is Wednesday, January 11 at 9:00. The ceremony will take place in the MPR. They will wear their regular uniform and not the PE uniform.

Estimados padres,

¡Reserva! La graduación DARE de 5to grado es el miércoles 11 de enero a las 9:00. La ceremonia tendrá lugar en el MPR. Ellos usarán su uniforme regular y no el uniforme de educación física.

Mrs. Gomez
STREAM Buddies

Last Thursday, January 3rd, our 6th, and Kindergarten students made windsocks and shakers!
On Thursday, January 5th, our 2nd graders worked on making snowflakes! The students enjoy working with their STREAM Buddies.
Order your Yearbook!

There is nothing like your school's yearbook. Get your hands on the limited edition collection of our stories from the year. Share it with your friends today and hang on it for years to come! Starting at $45.00 Order your today!

CLICK HERE to order your yearbook online.
BSS Sports
Golf Interest Sign Up!

Spring will be here before we know it! In the Spring we offer Golf as a middle school sport for 5th-8th grades. Please go ahead and sign your child up now if they plan to play or have an interest in playing. The number of participants we have will determine which course will be our home course as well as if tryouts are needed.

¡La primavera estará aquí antes de que nos demos cuenta! En la primavera, ofrecemos golf como deporte de escuela intermedia para los grados 5 a 8. Continúe e inscriba a su hijo ahora si planea jugar o tiene interés en jugar. El número de participantes que tengamos determinará qué curso será nuestro curso de base, así como si se necesitan pruebas eliminatorias de participacion.

Please use this link/Porfavor use este enlace: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080D45A8A923AB9-spring

Marci Letvak
Athletic Director
Winter Sports Update

You can sign up to volunteer for the next home games on 01/07/2023 here (scroll down): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080D45A8A923AB9-20222023

Thank you so much for your help and cooperation.

GO, KNIGHTS!!!

Marcie Letvak
Athletic Director

The teams we will be having this winter season are:

  • Varsity Boys Basketball
  • JV Girls Basketball
  • JV Boys Basketball
  • Varsity Cheer
  • JV Cheer
  • Pep Squad

Practices:

Monday
Varsity Cheer 3:00-5:00
JV Girls: 3:30-5:00
JV Boys: 5:00-7:00

Tuesday
Varsity Boys: 3:30-5:30
JV Cheer 3:00-4:00

Wednesday
JV Boys: 3:30-5:30
JV Girls: 5:00-6:30
Competition Cheer: 3:00-5:00
Pep Squad 3:00-4:15

Thursday:
Competition Cheer: 3:00-5:00
Varsity Boys: 5:00-7:00

Looking forward to a great winter sports season!!!
Upcoming Games:
Saturday, January 7 - Home Basketball Game vs. SLS @ 9:00 am 🏀 ;

Right after our Basketball Home Games, the Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Free Throw Competition @ 1:00 pm 🏀 any student is allowed to come to the free throw competition, but they must be 9 years old to participate.


CLICK HERE to access the for when all of the games will be played & AWAY SCHOOL GAME ADDRESSES.

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 for your child's physician to fill out. CLICK HERE to access the Athletic Permission & Emergency Form 2022-2023.

Make sure you follow PECSAA for the latest info.

Marcie Letvak
Athletic Director
Cheer Update

Congratulations to all of those students that made the 2022-2023 Competition Cheer Team!

If your family decides to accept the position on the cheer team the following commitments are required:

  • Cheer Expo @ Williams High School - Saturday, January 14, 2023
  • Shamrock Tournament @ Charlotte Catholic High School February 17-19, 2023
  • New Year Cheer Classic @ Immaculata Catholic School in Durham, NC on Saturday, January 21st, 2023
  • Practices on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 in the Knight Castle. We are aware that certain conflicts may arise from time to time and are willing to work with you on a case-by-case basis, especially in the beginning. Because there are many BSS activities, our intention is to give you a calendar with specific practice dates that work around school events ASAP. We ask that you be flexible around competition time as we might need to add extra practice if we are struggling with a particular skill or part of the routine.
  • We would like each girl to bring a change of clothes, sturdy shoes, a water bottle, and a yoga mat (to be kept at school) to practice. If you don’t have a yoga mat it can be purchased at Five Below or Walmart for $5-$10.

I am sure other questions will arise as we move forward, Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

Kelly Spradlin (kspradlin@bssknights.org)

Elizabeth Tichy (etichy@bssknights.org)

We are looking forward to a great season!! Go, Knights!!!
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 keep Jasleene Guido in your prayers.

Please pray for Parks Kimbro, grandfather of Langston and Ford (5th, 3rd), for good health. 

Please pray for Devonia Baldi, mother of Isaiah(6th) for good health. 
Principal's Message
Dear Parents,
I hope everyone has had a great start to 2023! May your year be filled with happiness, peace, and good health.

Mrs. Gomez
From the Office of Admissions
School Tours

Mr. Rico will be available at the office on Tuesdays & Thursdays 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
Athletic Booster Club: Shoe Fundraiser!

The Athletic Boosters Club has officially kicked off the 2022 Blessed Sacrament Shoe drive with funds2orgs.
How the fundraiser works: 
BSS students and families will collect gently worn, used and new shoes for the next 60 days. These shoes are bagged and then collected by the fundraising company. Funds2Org then pays BSS per pound for the shoes. These shoes are shipped to micro-enterprises around the world
What is our School Goal?
100 bags (2,500 shoes) – Collecting 100 bags will raise approximately $1,000.
After 100 bags our cost per pound we receive increases, increasing our earnings even more. There is NO LIMIT to the number of shoes we collect
How you can collect and donate:
  • Check your home for any shoes no longer being worn or no longer fit.
  • Ask all your neighbors, friends, and families to check their closets. Most people have several pairs of shoes that are no longer being worn. 
  • Re-share future Blessed Sacrament Social Media Posts about the fundraiser. Share to any neighborhood or club pages you are members of. Spread the word! 
  • There will be a collection box at the Blessed Sacrament School and Blessed Sacrament Church. 
  • The fundraiser continues until mid-January, so be sure to collect at your holiday gatherings!
Contact Holly Groh with any fundraising questions you may have: holly.r.groh@gmail.com
ABSS HS Options Applications Opens!

Alamance Burlington School System offers various options for students in high school including the option to gain credits toward a college degree while completing the requirements for high school, enrollment in the pre-collegiate academy, and International Baccalaureate options.



Private High School Options in the Area:

Cristo Rey Catholic High School -Located in Durham, NC. They have a Bus that leaves from Home Depot here in Burlington! Ask for Martha Zaldivar, Director of Admissions.

Questions
Martha Zaldivar
Director of Recruitment and Admissions
(984) 999-2142
Bishop McGuiness Catholic High School - Located in Kernersville, NC. They have a bus that leaves and brings students to Target here in Burlington!

From the Director of Admissions Mrs. Knox at Bishop McGuiness:
There is no better way for prospective families to get a feel for the Bishop experience than to take a Villain Walk!
We begin with a welcome session at 9 am followed by a group tour.

RSVP by Clicking Here or call the Admissions Office at 336.564.1011

 Applications for the 2023-24 academic year are available on September 30th
The Burlington Upper School - Located here in Burlington, NC!

Alamance Christian School - Located here in Burlington as well.
AFTERSCHOOL SIGN-UP FORMS

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.
Prepare for Winter Uniforms

We transitioned to Winter Uniforms since last Monday, November 7th. CLICK HERE to review the winter uniform guidelines on pages 2, 4, 6 & 8.

Prepárate para los uniformes de invierno

Haremos cambiado a los uniformes de inviernodesde el pasado lunes 7 de noviembre. HAGA CLIC AQUÍ para revisar las pautas del uniforme de invierno en las páginas 2, 4, 6 y 8.

If you would like to order new uniform pieces, Lands' End is currently the only option for items with a logo and plaid ties. We are working on a new vendor and will share more details soon.

You can purchase khaki and navy pants anywhere as long as they are solid and have a belt loop (2nd-8th).

There are a few other options for the plaid jumpers and skirts.

All plaid should have the colors green, navy, yellow, and red. There are a few variations. Please be sure to get the one w/ all 4 colors. On Lands' End, it is called HUNTER/CLASSIC NAVY PLAID.

On French Toast and Walmart, it is called GREEN PLAID.

Middle School Skirt Options:


Elementary Jumper Options:

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!

Thanks,

Beth Fitzgerald
Director of Advancement
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.
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**
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
Attractions Books:

We are now selling Attractions Dining & Value Guides. They are $25 each! Buy 5 and you get one free! This year our 7th & 8th Grade students are helping us sell them. They are working to raise money for a special Coding project. They will earn $10 for each book sold. Look in Yellow Folders on Friday for more information!
Learn More HERE
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.

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