Important Dates
Friday, September 20th
4:00 PM - BSS Tennis vs. Turrentine @ Burlington Tennis Complex
5:30 PM - Backyard Picnic

Saturday, September 21st
9:30 AM - JV Volleyball vs OLM & SPX @ Knight's Castle
12:30 PM - Varsity Volleyball vs OLM & SPX @ Knight's Castle

Monday, September 23rd
Professional Development Day - No School

Tuesday, September 24th
6:30 PM - SAB Meeting

Wednesday, September 25th
Dress Down Day - Bring 2 Can Goods
8:00 AM - 5th Grade Visits the Water Treatment Facility
9:15 AM - Time for Twos
3:30 PM - BSS Cross Country Meet @ Sacred Heart School

Thursday, September 26th
Iowa Practice Test (8:00 AM until complete)
4:30 PM - BSS Soccer vs. SHS @ SHS

Friday, September 27th
8:45 AM - Mass
4:00 PM - BSS Tennis vs Southern @ Southern Alamance High School
4:00 PM - BSS Soccer vs BCA @ BSS

Saturday, September 28th
9:30 AM - JV Volleyball vs OLG & SLS @ OLG
12:30 AM - Varsity Volleyball vs OLG & SLS @ OLG
Knight's News
No BSS Knights Day Camp

We had planned to have a BSS Knights Day Camp on Monday, September 23rd during our Professional Development Day. Unfortunately, we did not receive the requisite number of campers. As a result, there will be no camp. If you have signed up and paid the camp fee, please contact the school office for a refund.
REMINDER: The Backyard Picnic is Tonight!

Our first “Family Fun” event of the year has been planned! Pack a picnic for your family and join us on the lawn! 

By this time, the kids will have made new friends and settled into their routines. This will give them an opportunity to be together outside of the classroom while parents get to know each other! It’s going to be a great night! We can’t wait! 

Feel free to bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets, lawn games, food/drink for your family and tailgate tents. Let us know if you have any questions! 
Knights Honor Cross Awards

The Knights Honor Cross is awarded to those students who perform acts of extreme kindness and generosity without an expectation of recognition, but simply because it is the right thing to do. Our first six recipients are:

Casey Troutman, Timothy Klein, Matthew Buyco, Cooper Beshel, Jasleene Guido and Martin Gonzalez-Carrera.

 Their actions exemplify the core values of Blessed Sacrament School.
POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony 

Veterans of Foreign War and the auxiliary visited BSS on Friday. They "dressed" the white table in honor of the commitments and sacrifices made by our nations prisoners of war and those who are still missing.
A Time for Twos

Blessed Sacrament School’s Time for Twos program is designed as a gentle introduction to school. Our program encourages children to work in a group, explore new materials, and make age-appropriate developmental transitions.

Our Program
Time for Twos meets on Wednesdays for a six week session in the fall (September to October). The 45-minute meetings are led by Program Director, Jill Zang Glenn. Each child must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or caregiver

A typical meeting includes an art project, free play, story and music.
Session dates are: September 25th and October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

How to Apply
Children who will be age two by August 31st of the current school year are eligible to enroll. Sessions are then filled on a first come-first served basis. Enrollment in Time for Twos does not guarantee a place in the preschool the following year.

Time for Twos is currently enrolling for the Fall 2019 session. If you are interested in enrolling your child please contact David Lynch at   or 336.570.0019.
Volunteers Needed for Iowa Test Proctoring

We are in need of a large number of parent and community volunteers to assist us as proctors from Sept. 30th - Oct. 3rd during the Iowa testing. It’s easy and no special skills are needed!

Proctoring involves assisting a teacher with handing out and collecting test materials. Proctors aid the teacher in monitoring the class during the test. Proctors are not present to help students with test questions but only to assist the test administrator as needed. Parents cannot proctor their own child's class.

Proctors are asked to be available from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on testing days. 

Please click HERE to sign up.

Thank you for your assistance and your support for teachers!
Blessed Sacrament School is a Silver Sponsor for the I Will Survive 5K
We hope BSS students and families will participate in the 2nd annual "I Will Survive 5K" to benefit the Survivorship Fund at Cone Health Cancer Center at ARMC for local cancer survivors in beautiful historic Burlington. This scenic rolling course begins and ends on Davis St taking participants through the old charm of Burlington's historic district.

Register HERE for the I Will Survive 5K.  

Be sure to select the Blessed Sacrament School team when you sign up for the race!
It feels good to get things done. Get ahead of the game and order a book full of awesome memories for your student. Order today for $40.00
Another reason to smile! Get four free icons (valued at $14.00) when you upgrade the cover by adding a name, crest or monogram for $6.00. Offer ends Friday, September 27, 2019.
Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge

BSS students had a fun time competing in the Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge this past Wednesday. 3rd through 8th grade were invited to participate.
Classroom Connection
5th with 1st & 2nd Grade STREAM Buddies Teams
8th Grade Invades Zack's

8th graders took to the streets of Burlington for their "Out to Lunch" trip to Zack's Hot Dogs.
Kindergarten Sings!

Kindergarteners practicing, "Our God is a Great Big God".
BSS Athletics
BSS Cross Country

Congratulations to our cross country team for their OUTSTANDING performance at the meet this past Monday. The boys placed 2nd overall, while the girls won FIRST PLACE!
Parents in Partnership
In order to keep our tuition rates low while still delivering a quality education to our students, we depend upon an incredible level of assistance from our parent volunteers. We need your help.

In an effort to engage more families in volunteerism at BSS, we are requesting that each family with a child or children in grades K thru 8th provide a minimum of 20 hours of service to Blessed Sacrament School. Any adult family members qualify for service hours.

Please prayerfully consider signing up for one or more of the volunteer opportunities we have available. For a description of the volunteer positions, and to sign up, CLICK HERE .

Thank you for your support!
Prayer Requests
St. Theresa’s Prayer

“May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.”
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Parents,

What a great evening for our backyard picnic! Hope you can join us as we share a fun-filled night of community, fun, memories and laughter.
Mrs. Gomez

Immunizations/Health Assessments
Please check your child’s folder to see if you received a letter concerning the immunizations/health assessment that are due on Tuesday, March 24. Kindergarten students are required to have a health assessment and updated immunization record. In addition, all 7th graders must have proof of receiving the required dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine.

Mrs. Gomez
From the Office of Advancement
Annual Fund for the Knights

In your child's Friday Folder you will see a letter from BSS regarding our Annual Fund. Please prayerfully consider a sacrificial donation by completing the commitment form. You have the option of making a one-time gift, or spread your gifts out monthly throughout the school year. Completed forms can be dropped off at the school office.
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

The Harris Teeter VIC card link should be available next week.
Community News
As Bishop McGuinness commemorates our 60 th year, we have much to celebrate! We welcomed 114 freshmen to the class of 2023! Highlights from 2018-19 include:
  • A successful transition to a 1:1 Apple Mac Book Air program
  • Continued recognition from the College Board as the only school in the Triad to receive Honor Roll Distinction for our exceptional AP program
  • Platinum status with Catholic Relief Services, the highest level of global service from a student body
  • Bi-monthly collaboration with UBS Financial continues to enhance our senior curriculum by teaching students through a stock market portfolio simulation
  •  Our partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership continues to unfold as our faculty and students continue their training in an extensive global leadership program
  • 119 Graduates with over 450 college acceptances and 7 million dollars in scholarships!

As you can see, it is a great time to be a part of the Villain Nation! Please save the date for our Open House called the Villain Walk on October 3rd, at 9 am. The Villain Walk provides you with the opportunity to tour our beautiful campus and experience our academic, campus ministry, athletic and extra-curricular programs

We are hosting our annual Middle School Mash Up and Homecoming Parking Lot Party before the home football game on October 18 th at 5:30 . Middle School students will receive free admission to the game. Please join the Piedmont Catholic School community for a fun evening full of Villain spirit! 

Troop 9 recently completed it's requirements for Art Merit Badge by visiting the Elon University Arts Center for a narrated tour by it's curator, Professor Anne Simpkins. The Scouts learned about 19th Century Art and Artist, types of painting, and careers in Art. The visit was very informative and fun.  The Troop ended the meeting with a Pizza Party.
Cold weather will be here before you know it. Now is the right time to make sure your students have the extra layers they need for fall and winter. That’s why from September 19-25, your school families can save 40% on all Lands’ End School uniform apparel, including fleece, outerwear and much more. Share these savings with your school today.