Friday, March 1st
7:30 AM- High Five
8:45 AM - Mass

Wednesday, March 6th
8:45 AM - Ash Wednesday Mass

Thursday, March 7th
4th Grade Field Trip to Museum of Natural Sciences-Raleigh
12:30 PM - NCTIES Convention

Friday, March 8th
9:00 AM - AYLA Eighth Grade Capstone Event

Sunday, March 10th
Daylight Savings Time Begins

Wednesday, March 13th
3rd Grade field Trip to Morehead Planetarium
1:00 PM - Winter Open House
3:15 PM - 4th Grade FLL Group A

Friday, March 15th
8:45 AM - Mass
4:00 PM BSS Tennis vs TBC @ Alamance Country Club

Saturday, March 16th
6:30 PM - Stand up for the Knights Annual Auction
Knight News
Delta Contracting Auction Raffle Tickets
Raffle tickets were sent home today in the Wednesday folder. Each class is competing with each other and the non-homeroom teachers. The class that sells the most is treated to a pizza or dessert party. Due to the Shamrock Tournament, the contest is extended through next Monday, March 4th . Please return any unsold tickets to the student's homeroom teacher.

Register and Bid!
Buy your Stand-Up for the Knights tickets or table (limited tables), begin online bidding, or make a donation to BSS!

More items are added daily, so bid early and often!
Thank You to our Generous Sponsors!
Platinum
Vailtree Event & Conference Center
Troutman Family Dentistry

Gold
Delta Contracting
Monahan Family Dentistry

Silver
Bruton Consulting
Sylvan Learning of Burlington
S&S Pressure Washing

Bronze
Jennifer and Tommy Robards
Creekside Animal Clinic
CT Nassau
Knights of Columbus
Lowe Vintage Instrument Company

Important Enrollment Information for 2019-2020 School Year

February 6th: The 2019-20 new student application for the Opportunity Scholarship Program opened on February 1, 2019. The priority deadline is March 1, 2019. The application will close June 1, 2019. ( Click here for more information)

February 27th: Contracts have been sent for those families not requesting scholarship dollars. Please review the contracts and let Mr. Lynch know if there are any questions or concerns.

March 8th: Contracts due with $265 enrollment fee for those not requesting scholarship dollars.

March 1st (tentatively): Contracts issued to families requesting scholarship dollars. A letter enclosed will note if scholarship dollars were or were not allotted. Also enclosed will be a commitment to volunteer form.

March 15 (tentatively): Contracts due with $265 enrollment fee.
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 Mrs. Guzi, mother of Matthew (2nd) as she undergoes surgery on Tuesday, March 5th.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Community,

Today, some of you will be receiving your 2019-2020 school contract via email. Yesterday, Mr. Lynch sent out an Option C message with the details. There will be a date change for those who are asking for scholarship money as the committee will meet to review the requests. Thank you for your patience as BSS embarks on going “green”.

Auction
Just 16 days to our auction-Stand Up for the Knights. Thank you for your participation in selling the raffle tickets and hope you can join us for the on Saturday, March 16 at the Vailtree Center.
Congratulations to Alex Solari for his 3rd place win in the Alamance County Spelling Bee!

Maria Gomez
BSS Athletics
Congratulations to All Our BSS Players and Cheer Squad at the Shamrock Tournament

A special "shout-out" to our Varsity Boys for the deepest run in recent memory! It was a great way for our 8th graders to experience their last Shamrock.
Knights of Columbus State Free Throw Competition

Congratulations to the 2019 Knights of Columbus Council #3498 Free Throw participants. Champions Timmy Klein, Grace Stalek, Ava Goodman, Corey Amyot, and David Armstrong will compete in the March 9th State competition.
Parent's in Partnership
Sign-up for the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Please sign-up to bring items for the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on May 8th. Click Here to Sign-Up
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!
Classroom Connection
5th Grade Language Arts Logger Head Turtle Projects!
STREAM Buddies Making Trumpets in Honor of Louis Armstrong
Alumni News
Nina Corcoran, alumni of BSS and junior at Bishop McGuinness, was selected to participate in the Perry Initiative.

At The Perry Initiative, they are committed to inspire young women to be leaders in the exciting fields of Orthopedic Surgery and Engineering. BSS is very proud of Nina’s accomplishment.
 
                  Our school’s STREAM Program empowers our students to lead and learn.

From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Tuition Assistance
Tuition Assistance   is available to families who wish to provide a Blessed Sacrament School education to their children but are unable to afford the full cost of the education. All assistance is offered on the basis of demonstrated need, and all assistance recipients must complete a Grant & Aid Application through FACTS Management Services to be eligible for tuition assistance. 

We strongly encourage Pre Kindergarten families to apply for the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship in addition to their FACTS application. 

The transition from Pre Kindergarten to Kindergarten is the one time an existing school family may apply and be considered for the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship.   

Blessed Sacrament Tuition Assistance Application is open and accepting applications for new and returning students.

North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Application opens by early February, 2019.
 
If you need help or have questions about Kindergarten enrollment or tuition assistance, please contact David Lynch, Admissions Director at 336.570.0019
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Spread the word to prospective students! Visit BSS!

Winter Open House

Wednesday, March 14th
Drop in between 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m
Prospective families with children rising Preschool through rising 7th grade are invited to attend our Winter Open House
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
Community News
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
March 15,    BS Church
April 12      BS School
May 10      BS Church
Sundays at BS Church
March 3rd
April 7th
May 5th