Hispanic Heritage Month
"Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period."-https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/
Each morning, last week, Mrs. Gomez started the day by sharing with the students about an influential Hispanic person who has made great contributions to our world. Some of these influential people Mrs. Gomez shared about were the Queen of Salsa Celia Cruz and an American actor, singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda who created the Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton.
Upcoming Dates
Friday, October 8- Tennis match @ Mebane, NC.

Monday, October 11 - Home Soccer Game

Tuesday, October 12 - Biscuitville After Dark Fundraiser from 5 pm - 8 pm

Wednesday, October 13 - Dress Down Day: Bring Baby Foods Items

Thursday, October 14 - Home X Country Meet

Friday, October 15 - Tennis match @ ACC

Monday, October 18 - NJHS Induction at 6 pm @ Lady of the Angels Center

Wednesday, October 20 - X Country meet @ Sacred Heart

Thursday, October 21 - Pink Out Day! Dress down day, please wear pink.

Friday, October 22- No School/Professional Day; Tennis match @ BTC

Friday, October 29 - Halloween Parade @ 10am; Little Knights Party; Halloween Party @ 2pm

Saturday, October 30 - Oktoberfest
From the Office of Advancement
Click here to see the official BSS calendar: BSS Calendar
----Sunday, October 10th---
Great Cape Escape!
The Great Cape Escape is a fundraiser for the Open Door Clinic in Alamance Co. Per their website, "100% of the profits from The Great Cape Escape go to The Open Door Clinic of Alamance County, which provides quality healthcare for the uninsured. The clinic treats over 500 patients yearly and offers “free health care services with dignity, professionalism, and concern for the uninsured and indigent residents of Alamance County.

BSS is a sponsor of this event. We are going to use the XC trail at the BSS Church! This is the trail that our XC team uses for practices and home meets. Even if you don't want to run or walk, we'd love for our BSS family to come out and cheer on our participants. Dress as a superhero or wear your blue and gold!

Below are the details:

Runner or walkers can sign-up here: www.runtheGCE.com

Where: BSS XC Course

When: 10/10/21

Time: 3:00

How: Sign up for team Blessed Sacrament School

20% Off Coupon Code: BLESSEDSAC
----Tuesday, October 12th---
Biscuitville After Dark!

The one night of the year you can enjoy Biscuitville for dinner! Stop by the S. Church St. location from 5:00 - 8:00 pm and tell them you are with Blessed Sacrament School! We’ll receive a check for 10% of our sales!

La Fiesta Dine Out Night

Thank you to all of the parents and staff who came out Tuesday night and dined out at La Fiesta! It was nice to see some students having dinner! Thank you for your support.
Attractions Book:

We have extended the ordering deadline! These make great gifts for people that enjoy eating out and shopping! You can send in your order forms or order online!

EZ Pay Code: 5324665

Please contact me with any questions!
Beth Fitzgerald
New Car Magnets!

After many years, we finally have a new car magnet design! Thank you to 8th-grade parent, Mr. Otero! Stop by the office to purchase a new magnet for $5.
Knight's News
Outdoors Mass

After two years of not being able to have Mass together, we have held our first outdoor mass of the school year, and what a blessing it was! Thank you to Mrs. Kearney, Mrs. Spradlin, Mr. Quinn, Father Paul, and all of our students who took a part in singing and playing an instrument at the service!

Fr. Paul talked to our students about the story of Jesus and Beelzebul & The Return of the Unclean Spirit, Gospel of Luke 14:26. He shared with our students, "If people don't pay attention about what they are doing in life, they tend to make all sorts of mistakes; and when you make one mistake, it's easier to make a second one. Think about the last time you told a lie to your parents. You lie to them once, you say 'I didn't do that.' or you tell a teacher or Mrs. Gomez, 'I didn't push him/her'...it was difficult the first time, but the second or third time it's not so hard to say it.-that's what happened to the people of Israel-they kept telling lies to themselves...eventually, they created a situation that caused them pain and suffering. "-Fr. Paul

CLICK HERE to watch the video of the service.
Towards the end of the service, Fr. Paul asked two very bright eight-grade students who responded correctly to some of his questions and offered them a choice-donuts or pizza for the whole school?---they chose pizza!!

Thank you Fr. Paul for a wonderful celebration of Mass outdoors and we all wish you a Happy Birthday!!
Iowa Assessments

Our students did a wonderful job taking the Iowa & CogAT Assessments this week! Teachers will utilize results data to guide instructional decisions that best support students’ learning. Additionally, Iowa Assessment results will show parents how their student is performing in comparison to other students at the same grade levels nationally. The CogAT is an assessment intended to estimate students' learned reasoning and problem-solving abilities.

¡Nuestros estudiantes hicieron un trabajo maravilloso al tomar las evaluaciones de Iowa y CogAT esta semana! Los maestros utilizarán los datos de los resultados para guiar las decisiones de instrucción que mejor apoyen el aprendizaje de los estudiantes. Además, los resultados de la evaluación de Iowa mostrarán a los padres cómo se está desempeñando su estudiante en comparación con otros estudiantes en el mismo nivel de grado a nivel nacional. El CogAT es una evaluación destinada a estimar las habilidades aprendidas de razonamiento y resolución de problemas de los estudiantes.
Upcoming Dress Down Days

Wednesday, 10/13- Dress down and bring any baby food-this could be diapers, a baby bottle, baby food, a rattle, etc., or any other food item.
When we have dress-down days and you do not have the specific item requested, your child can bring any food item. No child should miss dress down because they did not have the item requested. 
Miércoles, 10 /13- Dress down (sin uniforme) y traiga cualquier alimento para bebés, esto podría ser pañales, un biberón, comida para bebés, un sonajero, etc. o cualquier otro alimento.
Cuando tengamos días de dress down y no tenga el artículo específico solicitado, su hijo puede traer cualquier artículo de comida. Ningún niño debe dejar de dress down por no tener el artículo solicitado
Friday, 10/15-Dressdown for students who made cards or attended the soccer game on Thursday, 10/7/21. Kindergarten and 2nd grade made cards as a class.
Blessed Sacrament Church - Little Portion Food Pantry Distribution

Good afternoon:

The purpose of this email 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 – October 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, Meat, Bread, Dry Goods - Enough food to feed a family for approximately 5 – 7 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
4th-Grade Alex's Lemonade Stand

Congratulations to the 4th grade- They raised $1,874.90 selling lemonade! All proceeds will benefit the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, which helps to fund research for pediatric cancer.

A special thanks to Mrs. Kennedy and Mrs. Martin and our 4th-grade students for putting this wonderful fundraiser and all of our community who participated and made this possible!
Knight Honor Cross Nominations!

This past Monday, October 4th, Ethan O. (8), Romeo B. (3), and Julian G. (3) were awarded the Knight Honor Cross!!

While getting help in Coding class during lunch, Ethan remembered that 8th grade had to clean the tables in the cafeteria. He left the extra help class and went to help clean the tables! Julian and Romeo cleaned water spilled without being asked.

Congratulations boys! Your actions embody Blessed Sacrament School's best values.
Boxitects STEM Project by 2nd Grade

This Summer, our rising 2nd-grade students were tasked with reading Boxitects, written by Kim Smith, which is a STEAM-centered, adorably illustrated picture book about Meg, a brilliant and creative boxitect who creates extraordinary things out of ordinary cardboard boxes. -kimillustration.com

With the help of our 5th-grade class, Mrs. Bost's 2nd-grade students had a lot of fun creating their own boxitects projects. We had a knight with his tall tower, a fish bowl, candy stores, a school-cookies store-and doctor's office building, a fox and his burrow, robots, a race track, and even a dragon! The students were working in pairs and paired with a couple of 5th graders to create, present and then answer questions about their creations to the class and to our Science Teacher, Mrs. Tichy! Great job Knights for your creativity, critical thinking, and ingenuity in putting together your projects!
High School Options Fair!

Prepare and plan for YOUR future!
All Alamance County 6-11 grade students and families are invited to the ABSS High School Options Fair. Learn about the many courses ABSS offers high school students.
➡️ Explore courses aligned to your interest
➡️ Receive more information on pathway options to earn both High School and College credits
➡️ Speak with representatives to set yourself up for success
Visit our website for more information about your High School options before you attend the fair ➡️ https://sites.google.com/abss.k12.nc.us/absscoursefair/home

Saturday - October 9th 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holly Hill Mall in Burlington
309 Huffman Mill Rd, Burlington, NC 27215

Feria de Opciones de Escuela Secundaria!

¡Prepárese y planifique SU futuro!
Todos los estudiantes y familias de los grados 6-11 del Condado de Alamance están invitados a la Feria de Opciones de Escuelas Secundarias ABSS. Conozca los muchos cursos que ABSS ofrece a los estudiantes de secundaria.
➡️ Explore cursos alineados con su interés
➡️ Reciba más información sobre las opciones de ruta para obtener créditos de la escuela secundaria y la universidad
➡️ Hable con representantes para prepararse para el éxito
Visite nuestro sitio web para obtener más información sobre sus opciones de escuela secundaria antes de asistir a la feria ➡️
Math Club

Mrs. Hipps Math Club will begin meeting on Thursday, October 14th at 7:15 am. The club will meet once a month!

Contact Mrs. Hipps for questions.
Order Your Yearbook!

There's nothing else like BSS yearbook. Get your hands on the limited edition collection of our stories from the year. Share it with your friends today and hang on to it for years to come! Until October 8th, the yearbook will only be $40!

CLICK HERE to place your order

Presione en el enlace de arriba para que ordene El Yearbook Escolar para su niño. Hasta el 8 de Octubre, el precio del yearbook sera solo $40!
BSS Sports
Congratulations Soccer Team for a Great Season!

Congratulations to our Soccer Team! They ended the season in 2nd place in the conference!! Special thanks to the Coaches, parents, and everyone who supported our students!
Sports Are Back!

This Fall BSS is offering Cross Country, Soccer, and Tennis. We are also having a Volleyball club.

  • Soccer Practices are Mondays and Wednesdays right after school until 4:30 ==> UPCOMING GAMES SCHEDULE: Home Soccer Game on Monday, October 11th @ 4:30;

  • XC practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays right there after school until 4:15 and there is a family practice on Sundays at 3. ==> UPCOMING MEETS SCHEDULE: Home XC Meet on Thursday, October 14th @ 4:00; Final XC Meet on Wednesday, October 20 @ 4:00 at Sacred Heart

  • Tennis practices are on Mondays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. at the Burlington Tennis Center (BTC).==> UPCOMING MATCH SCHEDULE: Friday, October 8th @ 4:00 in Mebane; Friday, October 15th @ 4:00 at ACC; Friday, October 22@ 4:00 at BTC

  • Volleyball Club practices after school on Thursdays until 4:30. 

It is still not too late to join a team! Please reach out to Coach Letvak if you have any questions about sports at mletvak@bssknights.org 
Coaches Needed

It is hard to believe that our fall sports season will soon be coming to an end and we will be heading into basketball season! With that being said, I am looking for several different coaches. In the winter we have JV/Varsity Girls Basketball, JV/Varsity boys basketball, JV/Varsity Cheerleading. Each team needs a minimum of two coaches. There need to be two adults at every practice and every game. We will be traveling during basketball season and participating in several different tournaments. Please let me know if you are interested in coaching or being a part of our winter sports season.


Marcie Letvak
Athletic Director
Winter Sports Sign Up

Below is the link for winter sports, if your child is planning to participate in a winter sport, please go ahead and sign them up. We need to have a good look at the numbers before moving forward.

These sports include JV/V basketball, JV/V Cheer, and Pep Squad.

Arriba esta el enlace para los deposrtes de invierno, si su hij@ esta planeando en participar, porvavor apuntel@ en la lista del deporte que desee participar.

Los deportes incluyen basketball, animadores y escuadron pep.
Teacher's Spotlight
Since we are unable to do many activities inside the school where parents can meet and get to know Blessed Sacrament School Community's teachers or staff members, we are going to bring them to you through our Teacher's Spotlight Section here!

Each week, we will feature a teacher or staff member and they will share a little about themselves. This week, we will have Mr. James Lachance!!
The picture above is of Mr. Lacanche and his dad.
Mr. James Lachance is the Director of Music & Liturgy for Blessed Sacrament Church. He helps Blessed Sacrament School with playing the piano or singing whenever we have prayer services. Prior to taking the job in Burlington, he served as Music Director for Catholic Services at Bryant University, Smithfield, RI, and Co-Director of Music and Liturgy at Mary Mother of Mankind, North Providence, RI where he planned music for masses and special liturgy, played for funerals and weddings and directed the young adult choir.

Mr. Lachance earned a Bachelor of Music History degree from Rhode Island College where he majored in voice with concentrated studies in Organ. He is an inducted member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, RI Chapter, and currently a member of the Knights of Columbus. James mentored young students at the Henry Barnard Laboratory School during his time on the RIC Campus. He also earned an Associate Degree in Business Management.

James is the oldest of four children of Diana and Philip Lachance of Cranston, RI. He began his studies in music at the young age of 7 years old with his grandmother and mentor, Evelyn Montanaro, formerly of the Washington National Symphony. In addition to piano and organ James also plays the trumpet. James is an avid tennis player rated 4.0 by USTA. James enjoys serving the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Community as the music director planning for weekend masses, special liturgies, directing choirs, assisting with the development of music in the school, and providing music at weddings and funerals.
CLICK HEREto find out about other teachers and school staff.
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 pray for faculty and staff as they continue to see the needs of their students and to inspire your child/ren.
Principal's Message
Dear BSS Community,
It was a successful Iowa week, especially since we went online! Thank your children for a job well done! I am already looking at some scores!

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
Reocurring Information for Parents
New Spiritwear Options!

We’re excited to partner with 1st Place Spiritwear! They are a Catholic family-owned business. Their site is loaded with fun options for youth and adults! They will ship your purchases directly to your home. Each quarter they will send us 10% of their sales! Check back often to see new designs! They are offering a Fall Sale until 9/15. I can’t wait to see new BSS gear on dress-down days this year!

* These items are not part of our uniform and are only allowed to be worn to school on out-of-uniform days or to events after school hours.*

Let me Mrs. Fitzgerald know if you have any questions!
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 on the attached registration letter 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 menu will be:
Monday: Chick-Fil-A
Tuesday: Cici’s Pizza
Wednesday: La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
Thursday: Smithfields Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q
Friday: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

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.

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.
Events for 2021-2022:

Update your calendars now! Check this link often for updates!

Support BSS Retail Cards Sales!
What are Retail Cards? Retail cards are store certificates (plastic cards) that our school purchases at a discount and sells to you at face value for a school profit. The discount given is different with each vendor. BSS has used the profit money in the past for school technology and current needs of the school.

Why should you buy Retail Cards with BSS?
The profits from this program make up an important part of our fundraising budget. It is an easy and great way to help BSS earn fundraising dollars and not spend an extra dime. Everyone buys groceries and gas, and may occasionally eat out. Before your next trip to the gas station, grocery store, or restaurant, please consider purchasing Retail Cards with us.

Where can I buy these Retail Cards?
You may purchase the Retail Cards in the school office any day during school hours. CLICK HERE to access the order form.
Please make check payable to BSS HSA Scrip. Returned check fee is $35.
Thank you for participating in our school fundraiser.
Visit https:/www.scripzone.com for all participating vendors.

Support BSS!
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
DATES:April 20, 2021 - October 26, 2021
RECURRENCE:Recurring weekly on Tuesday
LOCATION:North Park & Bigelow Community Center
849 Sharpe Road
Burlington, NC 27217
TIME:3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
PHONE:(336) 214-0771
WEBSITE:Visit Website