POW/MIA White Table Prayer Service
This morning, Friday, September 16th, we held our prayer service in honor of those soldiers who never returned home. We also had a lovely visit by the VFW Post 10607 and a couple of veterans who shared their stories from when they went to the Vietnam War. The group performed the Missing Man Table or Fallen Comrade Table for our students to learn about the fallen, missing, or imprisoned U.S. Military Service Members. Right after the service, our guests gave our students American flags! Thank you for your service and for coming to speak to our students!
Mrs. Gomez shared with our students that when she was in grade school, she bought a bracelet with the name of one of the soldiers who went MIA in the war. She wears it every 3rd Friday in September. Thank you Mr. James Lachance for singing! We enjoyed listening to Remember Me.
Upcoming Dates
Saturday, September 17 - JV Volleyball Home Game v. OLG & SLS (333 Springdale Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27104) @ 4:00 🏐

Tuesday, September 20 - 4th grade trip to Farm to Table at Cedar Rock Park; Carpool from school at 10:00; Return to school for regular pick up time or dismiss from the park; JV Volleyball Away Game v. IHM @ 4:00 🏐

Wednesday, September 21 - NJHS Induction Ceremony; XC Home Meet @ 4:00🏃 🏁; Dine Out Event: It's All Good Southern Kitchen🍳

Thursday, September 22 - BSS 87th Birthday Party on the back lawn at 1:30; Out of Uniform- Wear a birthday hat! Bring a box of cereal; Middle School - Author Visit 🎩💙💛

Friday, September 23 - School Closed - Diocesan Professional Day⛪; Day Camp Available-Please Register!

Saturday, September 24 - JV Volleyball Away Game v. SLS/SPX @ 9:30 at SPX 🏐

Monday, September 26 - Soccer Game Home v. Immaculate Heart of Mary @ 4:00

Tuesday, September 27 - Soccer Game Away v. St. Pius @ 4:00

Wednesday, September 28 - Tentative XC Away Meet @ 4:00 🏃 🏁 more info soon!

Friday, September 30 - XC Away Meet v. SH @ 4:00 🏃 🏁

Wednesday, October 5th - Tentative Soccer Game Away v. OLG @ 4:30

Thursday, October 6 - PECSAA - JV VOLLEYBALL FIRST ROUND @ 4:00 at IHM 🏐
Click here to see the official BSS calendar: BSS Calendar
Knights' News
From the Office of Advancement

Hi! To start the year, we have a few fundraisers going on. All support different departments/causes.
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
Looking ahead to next week:
We have a Dine Out Event scheduled on Wednesday, September 21st. You can dine at It’s All Good Southern Kitchen from 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Be sure to tell them you are with Blessed Sacrament School!

Thank you for always supporting our school!
Beth Fitzgerald
Welcoming Our New Team Members

We would like to welcome to our school community our newest members of the Blessed Sacrament School Staff!

Thanks to the grants we received, Catapult Learning has brought us these three ladies to further support our students while at BSS this year.

We also want to highlight that we have new teachers this year! Please welcome:

  • Mr. Gavin Bailey - Our new Social Studies Middle School Teacher
  • Ms. Tonya Joyner - Our new Kindergarten Teacher's Assistant
  • Ms. Lara Davis - Our new Elementary School Music Teacher
  • Mr. James Lachance - Our new Spanish thru Songs Little Knights Teacher

Earlier last month, Fr. Paul left our community for his next assignment in Washington, DC. We are going to miss him! We also received three new Faith Leaders to our Church/School Community! Please, let us welcome:

  • Fr. Vincent -Our new Pastor
  • Fr. Peter - Our new Associate Pastor
  • Fr. Tim - Our new Associate Pastor

We will have their bios starting next week as we prepare to re-launch our Teacher's Spotlight Section here on the KC, so stay tuned!
The Knight Honor Code

Respect God, Self, and Others 
Be a Person of Integrity 
Live a Life of Service 
Produce Quality Work 

Congratulations to Will (8) & Nick (8) who received the Knight Honor Cross this past Monday, September 12th from Mrs. Gomez for representing the best values BSS embodies on their class walking field trip to Subway 💛💙
First in Line - Raffle Winner is Mrs. Susan Letvak!

Congratulations to Mrs. Susan Letvak as she is the winner of the First in Line Raffle! She will be given a special color car tag that will enable her to pass all of the cars and be on Spot 1 during dismissal. Thank you to all of the parents who participated! Your support goes a long way!
CLUB KNIGHT DAY CAMP- Friday, September 23, 2022

BSS will be closed next Friday, September 23rd for a Diocesan Professional Day. Our teachers and staff will go to Raleigh, NC to attend various workshops. If you need childcare that day, we will be providing a Day Camp from 7:30 am until around 6 pm. The cost is $40 per student.

CLICK HERE to access the enrollment form. Turn into the office by September 16th with your payment.

BSS estará cerrado el próximo viernes 23 de septiembre por un Día Profesional Diocesano. Nuestros maestros y personal viajarán a Raleigh, NC para asistir a varios talleres escolares. Si necesita cuidado de niños ese día, proporcionaremos un campamento diurno desde las 7:30 a. m. hasta las 6 p. m. El costo es de $40 por estudiante.

PRESIONE AQUÍ para acceder al formulario de inscripción. Entregue a la oficina antes del 16 de septiembre con su pago.
Middle School Students went to see the Original Bill of Rights!!

Today, Friday, September 16, in honor of Constitution Day, middle school students had a rare opportunity to see the original NC 1776 Bill of Rights of 1776, 1787 Constitution, and 1868 Constitution. They are rarely released from the Archives to tour. The students had a great day of learning outside the classroom! A special thanks to our dedicated parents for making this happen and giving rides to our students.
Yesterday, Thursday, September 15th, Mrs. Gomez met with students to refresh their memory about these documents! It’s always a treat for students and staff when Mrs. Gomez teaches a lesson!
ABSS High School Options Fair Scheduled!

Alamance-Burlington School System will have its 3rd Annual High School Fair Options! It is never too early to explore ALL the options there are for High School Students. More details here: https://sites.google.com/abss.k12.nc.us/absscoursefair/home
Private 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.

October 27, 2022, Open House
Register for our OPEN HOUSE!
Join us at Cristo Rey RT High School for an Admissions Open House on October 27, 2022, 
from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
To register, CLICK HERE.

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.

Villain Walk Fall Dates
October 6, 13, 20
November 3, 17

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.
4th Grade Field Trip - Farm to Table

Next Tuesday, September 20th, our 4th-grade students will have a fieldtrip to Cedarock Park for their Farm to Table Program! "This program is an opportunity for area 4th-graders to learn about agriculture in Alamance County at no charge to the students. 4th-graders from all over Alamance County come to Cedarock Park for two days to learn about how food is grown and produced on a farm and ultimately brought to the family dining table. Students see farm animals, fruits, vegetables, and other plants, as well as farming equipment. They have the opportunity to hear from presenters that work in the industry as they rotate through nine different stations representing various areas of agriculture including dairy, poultry, farm technology, beekeeping, forestry products, beef cattle, field crops, soil and water conservation, and plant science."-Alamance Parks

Normal school arrival time. At 10:00, students will carpool to the event. Return to school for normal dismissal.
3rd Grade Snack Sale

Our 3rd Grade students have been selling snack bags for $5 to raise money for animal tracking bracelets from Fahlo. This is part of their Summer Reading Service Project! Bracelet purchases through Fahlo will benefit the various animal organizations. They will track the animals throughout the year and use them as inspiration for writing and research projects. Any extra money that is raised will be donated to an Alamance County animal rescue center. Great job, Knights!
Thank You Cards for First Responders

Mrs. Lee's Art Students worked on creating Thank You cards for our local first responders and were delivered last Friday, September 9th. Here are some pictures of the cards and a kind police officer who received them:
6th & Kindergarten STREAM Buddies

Earlier this week, our the graders worked with their STREAM Buddies in Kindergarten to create seesaws! Here are some pictures of the students working together!
Halloween Party Sign-ups🎃

Halloween is coming up soon and preparations must be made for class parties. This year they will be on the back lawn. This will allow parents to join us! To make it easier for students to transport their snacks outside, please send in items that we can quickly put into bags or treat boxes.

Author Stacy McAnulty to visit BSS!

NEXT Thursday, September 22- Stacy McAnulty will visit BSS. She is the author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, the summer reading book for middle school.

"Stacy McAnulty is a children’s book author, who used to be a mechanical engineer, who’s also qualified to be a paleontologist (NOT REALLY), a correspondent for The Daily Show (why not), and a Green Bay Packer coach (totally!). She is the 2017 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor Recipient for Excellent Ed, illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach. Her other picture books include Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years, illustrated by David Litchfield; Brave and Beautiful, both illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff; Mr. Fuzzbuster Knows He’s the Favorite, illustrated by Edward Hemingway; and 101 Reasons Why I’m Not Taking a Bath, illustrated by Joy Ang. She’s also authored the chapter book series Goldie Blox, based on the award-winning toys, and The Dino Files. Her debut middle-grade novel, The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, was published in 2018. When not writing, Stacy likes to listen to NPR, bake triple-chocolate cupcakes, and eat triple-chocolate cupcakes. Originally from upstate NY, she now lives in Kernersville, NC with her 3 kids, 2 dogs, and 1 husband." -goodreads.com
IOWA Testing Snack Sign-Up

Dear parents,

Our IOWA tests are scheduled to take place on the week of October 10th. This is the only standardized testing that Blessed Sacrament Students in 3rd-8th grades take. If you have a child in these grades, please consider signing up to provide snacks for your student's class during testing week.

Food Pantry - Thank You for Your Support!

Blessed Sacrament's Food Pantry distribution on Monday, September 12th was another wonderful success. Since our last distribution, we've served 1,011 families / 3,465 individuals. Our video highlighting the day can be viewed below.

Leo Quinn
Coordinator of Youth Ministry
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
BSS Sports
Welcome back, Knights!

We are excited to be able to offer up again a Fall Sports season this year. We are pleased to announce that we will have Boys soccer, JV Volleyball, Tennis, Cross Country, Running Club & Cheer!

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

Marcie Letvak
Athletic Director
JV Volleyball Information:

JV Volleyball practices will be Mondays, 3:30-5:00, and Wednesdays 5:30-7:00.

  • The following Saturday games will be on September 17th at 9:30 am and we will play at the St Leo Catholic School (333 Springdale Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27104)

  • Then, we will have an Away Volleyball Game v. IHM on Tuesday, September, 20th at 4:00pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School (4145 Johnson St, High Point, NC 27265).

CLICK HERE to access the JV Volleyball Fall Games schedule.
Boys Soccer Information:

All players must have shin guards. 

Boys' soccer practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-5 pm.

  • 9/12: Home Soccer v OLG
  • 9/14: Soccer Away at IHM
  • 9/26: Home Soccer v IHM
  • *9/27: Soccer Away at SPX -> note that this one changed dates.
  • 10/3: Tentative soccer game away at OLG
  • 10/4: Away Soccer Game v SH Sacred Heart
  • 10/5: Away Soccer Game v OLG (note the address of the venue)
All soccer games start at 4 pm

CLICK HERE to access a document of all of the PECSAA school addresses.

Congratulations to our Boy's Soccer Team for winning their games on 9/12 against OLG and doing great at their game on 9/14 against IHM. We are so proud of our players for showing great sportsmanship! Thank you Coach Aleem & Coach Miller for being there for our students. We could not be doing this without your support. A special thanks to former Coach Pendergrass for coming out and stepping in on 9/14 for our game against IHM!
X Country Update!

Cross Country Parents,

Since we do not have a head coach, a few parents will be supervising runs so that we can get cross-country started. Our XC practices will take place on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:15 pm and Sundays Family Practice at 4 pm.

Last Tuesday, September 13th, our XC team had their very first meet of the season! Congratulations to our boys for winning first place out of 11 teams! 💛💙 CLICK HERE to see more pictures of their meet.
  • We have a scheduled XC Away Meet with the Greensboro Gladiators on Tuesday, September 13th at 4:00 pm at Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex (788 Beeson Rd, Kernersville, NC 27284).

  • We have a scheduled XC Home Meet (1620 Hanford Rd, Graham, NC 27253) on Wednesday, September 21st at 4 pm.

  • Coach Letvak is working on confirming another XC Meet locally on Wednesday, September 28th-we will update once is official.

  • Our first official XC Away Meet will take place on Friday, September 30th at 4 pm at SH (385 Lumen Christi Lane, Salisbury, NC 28147).
Each week we will have "Sunday Funday Runs" at various locations. We value family time so these practices are open to all XC family members. It is important that the kids have opportunities to run on trails so they are ready for any meets. Please sign up to lead a Sunday Funday Run!


Coach Letvak and XC team leaders

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 Classic @ Williams High School - Saturday, January 14, 2023
  • Shamrock Tournament @Charlotte Catholic High School February 17-19, 2023 This is an overnight event. A parent or guardian must accompany each cheerleader. Parents/Guardians will be responsible to cover the cost of the hotel room, meals, and admission to any games the students attend that weekend.
  • Practices on Wednesdays and Thursdays 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 will begin practice Wednesday, September 14, 2022, from 3:30-5:00.
  • 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.
  • More information will be coming regarding uniforms and shoes. It is likely that we will choose a shoe for everyone to order, so they are the same. 

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!!!
Tennis Update

Attention parents & students who will participate in Tennis this year: Practices will begin this Monday, September 19th between 3:45 pm- 5:00 pm at BTC Burlington Tennis Center.

Practices will take place every Monday at 3:45 pm at the BTC.

Matches will be on Fridays at 4:00. We will send out details about the upcoming match.

CLICK HERE to access the Middle School Tennis Schedule.

Marci Letvak
Athletic Director
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 continue to pray for Jasleene Guido.

Please continue your prayers for Mrs. Gonzalez, grandmother of Morgan (8th) and sister of Mrs. Gomez. 
Principal's Message
Dear Parents,
I have been visiting classrooms. A lot of great learning is taking place! Great way to start the school year!

Mrs. Gomez
From the Office of Admissions
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

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.
BSS Uniforms & Our Uniform Swap Shop

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

Our school swap shop is open year-round, just stop by the front office so they led you into the store. We have two swap shop sales before we transition into either summer or winter uniforms.

CLICK HERE if you rather buy the uniforms new at Land's End. Our School code is 900029141.

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.

If you have any questions reach out to us:

Beth Fitzgerald
Advancement Director

José Rico Benavides
Admissions Director
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 on Sale!

The back-to-school spirit wear sale is halfway over! Save 30% on everything in the store. 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**
Friendly Reminder: 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.
Recordatorio Amistoso: Vacunas
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.
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
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
Burlington Lacross Clinics

A great opportunity here in Burlington to learn to play lacrosse or continue to sharpen your skills!

Open to Boys & Girls K-8th for $25.

Sponsored by NC Fusion Lacrosse and Burlington Parks & Recreation.

#falllax #growthegame #learntoplay #lacrosse