Important Dates
Annual Town Hall and Back to School Night
Thursday, September 12th
6:00 p.m
PARENTS ONLY EVENT  !

After School Care Closes at 5:30 p.m.

Our Annual Town Hall Meeting and Back to School Night is a PARENTS ONLY event. With all of our Faculty & Staff needed for our meeting and classroom visits we are unable to safely provide childcare.

Our faculty and staff has worked to condense the timeline for the evening to provide you with the most up to date information regarding the state of our school as well as an opportunity to spend quality time with your child's teachers.

Agenda
6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Town Hall Meeting
  • State of the School Message from Principal Maria Gomez
  • Welcome and Introduction
  • 2019-2020 School Year
  • STREAM Curriculum Updates
  • Message from our Athletic Director
  • Message from the Knights of Columbus
  • Annual Fund and Volunteer Parent Message
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: A Day in the Life of Your Student!

Parents of Preschool, Pre Kindergarten, and Elementary students will visit their child's classroom to hear directly from the teacher. Parents of Middle School students will spend 10 minutes in each of their child's core classes. 

Preschool, Pre Kindergarten, Elementary Parents
Session I (6:30-7:00 p.m.) or Session II (7:00-7:30 p.m.)

Middle School Parents
One Session (6:30-7:30 p.m.)
Friday, August 30th
8:45 AM - Mass
9:15 AM - 8th Grade Commissioning (immediately following Communion)
2:00 PM - MS Presentation by Fr. Paul: Successful Habits of BSS Middle School Students

Monday, September 2nd
Labor Day - School Closed

Tuesday, September 3rd
All scouts may wear their scout uniform
4:00 PM - JV Volleyball vs IHM @ BSS
7:00 PM - Varsity Volleyball vs IHM @ BSS

Wednesday, September 4th
3:30 PM Cross Country Meet @ Sacred Heart

Thursday, September 5th
4:30 PM - BSS Soccer vs. Sacred Heart @ BSS

Friday, September 6th
8:45 AM - Mass
4:00 PM - Tennis vs TBS @ Alamance Country Club

Sunday, September 8th
10:30 AM - Back to School Mass at the Church (student's attend in uniform)

Monday, September 9th
4:15 PM - BSS Soccer vs IHM @ BSS

Thursday, September 12th
6:00 PM - Open House

Friday, September 13th
8:45 AM - Mass
4:00 PM - BSS Tennis vs BCA @ Olde Forest Racquet Club
4:30 PM - BSS Soccer vs OLM @ BSS

Saturday, September 14th
9:30 AM - JV Volleyball vs SLS & SPX @ SLS
12:30 PM - Varsity Volleyball vs SLS & SPX @ SLS
Knight's News
BSS Knights Day Camp

Monday, September 23rd is the school's Professional Development Day and we will not have classes for students. However, we are offering the BSS Knights Day camp from 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM. It promises to be a fun filled day and is open to all BSS Students. The cost is $40 and we will need a minimum of 12 students. If you are interested, please click on the link below for the sign-up form.
Scouting

Scout Master Jeff Benes will speak to classes about scouting on Tuesday September 3rd.

Boy and Girls Scouts may wear their scout uniform to school on September 3rd in lieu of their regular uniform.

Mr. Benes will also speak to Kindergarten on September 5th
OptionC Login

OptionC is our primary communication and student management system. If you do not have your OptionC login, please contact Mr. Lynch
Reserved Parking and First in Line

There are two reserved parking spaces in the school parking lot and two in the church parking lot marked "Reserved for Friends of BSS". You may have also noticed a car pulling up to the front of the dismissal car pickup line. These items were won at our annual school auction and the winners paid good money for these privileges.

Please be respectful and do not park in these spaces, and please don't be angry when you see a car head to the front of the line. Instead, come to our school auction on March 21st and bid on them yourselves!
Welcome Back to School Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church
ALL students and families are invited to attend a Back to School Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church on Sunday, September 8th at 10:30am. Fr. Paul has requested that all families that attend Blessed Sacrament Church come to the 10:30 Mass that weekend. Students from all faith backgrounds are invited and asked to attend as well so that we can celebrate as a school family. Students will walk in together in their school uniform.
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 
development 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   admissions@bssknights.org   or 336.570.0019.
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 old charm of Burlington's historic district.

Register HERE for the I Will Survive 5K.  

Be sure the select the Blessed Sacrament School team when you sign up for the race!
Backyard Picnic

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! 
My Hot Lunchbox

My Hot Lunchbox is excited to be partnering with us again as the hot lunch provider for the upcoming school year. To begin ordering lunches, click the link below to log in.
 
Important Note:  You will need to Update Your Profile with the student's grade for the upcoming school year. You can do this by selecting "My Profiles" on the left side and clicking the student's name and choosing the correct option in the dropdown menu. 
 
 
If you have any questions, please give them a call at (888) 894-8295 or email us at  info@myhotlunchbox.com .
It's Not Too Early to Order Your Yearbook!
Click HERE to place an order, or for additional information. Only $40!
Classroom Connection
STREAM Buddies
Our STREAM buddies making Pete the Cat!
Our 8th Grade Class and Student Council
It is going to be an awesome year!
Messages from the Head Class Captains
We are so excited about a new school year! Hopefully by now you have heard from your Class Captain. Each grade has two parent or grandparent volunteers serving as a Class Captain. One is a Communications Class Captain and the other is Teacher Support. You will periodically receive emails from them. They will help to ensure all parents are informed about things going on at school! If you have questions about anything specific to your class, they are a great resource! We have several new parents serving this year and we appreciate their willingness to volunteer! 
We are working on class party sign ups and will have those posted soon!

Head Class Captains: Ashley Boyd and Beth Fitzgerald
Preschool Communications: Christa Geoffrey
Preschool Teacher Support: OPEN POSITION
Pre-K Communications: Corbin Henderson
Pre-K Teacher Support: Mickey Segura
Kindergarten Communications: Jamie Troutman
Kindergarten Teacher Support: Johna Bruton
First Grade Communications: Katie LaPlante
First Grade Teacher Support: Bridgette Hill
Second Grade Communications: Brooke Buffington
Second Grade Teacher Support: Betsy Sioussat
Third Grade Communications: Jamie Troutman
Third Grade Teacher Support: Beth Fitzgerald
Fourth Grade Communications: Jennifer Rose
Fourth Grade Teacher Support: Michelle Corradini
Fifth Grade Communications: Ashley Boyd
Fifth Grade Teacher Support: Beth Fitzgerald
Sixth Grade Communications: Jennifer Klein
Sixth Grade Teacher Support: Lilly Andress
Seventh Grade Communications: Monica Hughes-Jones
Seventh Grade Teacher Support: Lisa Waldmann
Eighth Grade Class Captains: Jennifer Klein, Tiffany Ehmig, Dee Evans, Stephanie Long

Beth Fitzgerald
Our first Faculty/Staff luncheon is on Wednesday, September 11th. Please consider bring something for the Faculty and Staff to enjoy. Click on the link below to sign up.
Prayer Requests
Remember in your prayers:

Caroline Taylor (PreK), sister of Shannon Taylor (2nd) as she recovers from tonsil surgery.

Mr. Bazakas, husband of Mrs. Bazakas (MS Math) as he recovers from surgery.

For all those who will be impacted by Hurricane Dorian.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Family,
As we completed our first full week of school, enjoy your Labor Day Weekend. Keep safe and see you on Tuesday, September 2.

Mass
Our all school Mass will be on Sunday, September 8 at 10:30. There will be a Knight of Columbus breakfast before and after Mass if you care to join them.

Dismissal
Please remember to:
1. Stay in your car during pickup. When you get out of your it slows the process down dramatically.
2. Do not park in the school parking lot when picking up your child. Please enter the car pickup line along with everyone else.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Mrs. Gomez
Open House, Thursday September 12 from 6:00-7:30
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