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Wednesday, January 13
Classroom Geography Bee (grades 4th-8th)
Opportunity Scholarship Info Meeting for PreK Parents, 7:30 a.m.
Opportunity Scholarship Info Meeting for PreK Parents, 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, January 14
Middle School Dance (sponsored by 5th grade), 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Friday, January 15
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Early Release, 11:30 a.m.
Faculty Meeting

Saturday, January 16
BSS Basketball vs SLS, games begin at 9:30 a.m. at The Burlington School

Monday, January 18
No School in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 19
Knights Learning Center Interest Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at BSS

Wednesday, January 20
School Geography Bee, 8:30 a.m.
BSS JV Boys Bball vs TBS, 4:00 p.m. at The Burlington School

Thursday, January 21
BSS Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys, and JV Boys Bball vs BAAC, games begin at 4:00 p.m. at Burlington Christian Academy

Friday, January 22
Mass, 8:45 a.m.

Saturday, January 23
BSS Basketball vs OLM, games begin at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy School

Monday, January 25
Chess Club, 3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Save the Date for our Annual Auction!
Friday, February 5 at 6:00 p.m.
Ramada Hotel, Burlington

Scroll to the auction HSA section for auction basket info!

Knight News
Multiplication Master
Congratulations to Juliette Onder, our latest Third Grade Multiplication Master!  Way to go, Juliette!

Click on the form below to print and return.  Or, RSVP HERE!

Knights Learning Center Interest Meeting
Blessed Sacrament School hopes to open our Knights Learning Center for students in grades 1st-4th at the start of the 2016 school year.  This is a resource room setting with a certified special education teacher to assist students with needed accommodations.  We are holding an interest meeting Tuesday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the school.  

Class Photo Due Date!
January 31 is the last day to order class photos online.  
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Thank you, Mrs. Libera
If you'd like to share news of your child through the weekly Knight Chronicle please submit to thackman@bssknights.org.  Submissions for the week need to be received by Tuesday morning

Purchase your car magnets or car clings in the office today!
Our fabulous new car magnets and car clings are available for sale in the school office!  We'd love it if ALL of our parents and grandparents supported and advertised BSS around town.  
Yearbooks for Sale!  LIMITED SUPPLY!
We had an incredible amount of yearbooks pre ordered this year through the One Form!  Yearbooks can still be purchased at THIS LINK.  Last year we SOLD OUT of our yearbook so don't delay!

It's Enrollment Time at Bishop McGuinness High School

Support Blessed Sacrament School with AmazonSmile 
Shop with AmazonSmile and Amazon will make a donation to Blessed Sacrament School/Church.  Visit the SITE for details!

Lost and Found
Lost and Found is located in the Club Knight After School Room.  The box is behind the first curtain.   Please check the L&F if you think there are missing items that belong to your child.  
Prayer Requests
Please keep in your prayers the Urgiles and Cuzco Family (Daniella-7th, Sebastian-2nd, and Alex-K) as they mourn the loss of their uncle, Carlos Fernando Urgiles.
Remember in your prayers Nicole Eggleston, wife of Coach Eggleston as they mourn the loss of Nicole's father, Donald Eugene Williamson.
Please keep Barbara Brown, niece of Mrs. Gomez as she battles some health issues.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Parents,

In the last week, we have enrolled seven new students to our school. What a great boost to our enrollment. During this enrollment period please talk to your friends and co-workers about our school.  Thank you for your continued support of Blessed Sacrament and hope that you will continue being part of the growth of our enriching school community.

Mrs. Gomez
Family Dinner
In appreciation to our parents, BSS will sponsor a family dinner on Thursday, January 28. Please see the flyer with details in your child's Wednesday's folder or click here to sign up. I will need a head count by Monday, January 25.
Catholic Schools Week Mass
Mark your calendar for the Catholic Schools Week Mass on Sunday, January 31 at 10:30.  We will ask the students to lector, usher, carry the offertory and be a strong presence at the Mass.
I am looking forward to seeing you at our annual auction on Friday, February 5. It is a great night of fun to support our school.
From the Admissions Office
Application for Tuition Assistance Now Available
Applications are now being accepted through FACTS for tuition assistance in the 2016-17 school year.  Follow THIS link to submit your application.  

Opportunity Scholarship Information
This information applies to any current Pre KIndergarten family or any prospective family with a child entering Kindergarten or who has spent at least one semester in the public school system.

 The Opportunity Scholarship 2016-17 school year application will open on February 1. Priority deadline is March 1. Eligible applicants who apply between February 1 and March 1 participate in the lottery. The application remains open until funds are exhausted. 

 The Disabilities Grant 2016-17 school year application will open on May 1. There is no lottery for this program, thus no priority deadline. The application remains open until funds are exhausted. Opportunity Scholarship Program 

Committee Help Needed!
Please consider assisting the Admissions Office by joining one or more of the following committees!  Please contact Tara Hackman at thackman@bssknights.org with questions or your commitment to help. Committee meeting dates announced soon!

Grandparent and Special Friends Day Planning Committee
Grandparent and Special Friends Day is Friday, April 15, 2016.  With the busy holiday season approaching a committee is needed to begin plans now for the annual special day!

2015-2016 Recruitment Events

X-STREAM Saturday Open House at Blessed Sacrament School
Saturday, January 30, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

X-STREAM Expo at Blessed Sacrament Church
Sunday, January 31 from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Winter Wonderland Open House at Mackintosh on the Lake
Sunday, January 31 from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Burlington Kindergarten Fair
Thursday, February 18 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Front Street UMC

X-STREAM Open House for Prospective Middle School Students
Thursday, March 10, 6:00 p.m.

Time for Twos-Our Next Session of Time for Twos Begins February 10th!
Our Time for Two sessions continue to be a success.  We are still accepting registrations for this FREE program.  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.  This program is led by our own child care specialist, Jill Glenn.  The class meets weekly on Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m.
Call or email Tara Hackman to register today!
Does your neighborhood have a Community Facebook page, website, or Facebook page?  If so, and you are willing to post information about upcoming events at BSS please let the Admissions Office know.  Thank you!

From the Advancement Office
Annual Fund News

We are proud to announce that BSS is at 100% of goal for Faculty Participation for our Fund for the Knights!!  We'd like to challenge our parents to reach 100% participation as well.  Every dollar counts!

Classroom Connections
Fifth Graders Study Latin American Culture
Fifth graders are studying Latin American culture with Senora Schmitt.  This week Eleanor Arcaro-Burbridge presented a report about Costa Rica.

"Do You Want to Build A Snowman?"
As part of their STEM Fridays, 1st and 2nd grade students designed and built their own marshmallow snowmen. 
Little Knights Tech Time
Our Little Knights enjoying their time in the computer lab!

Little Knights are Thankful for Middle School Helpers!

STREAMing in Action with Dr. Tom Arcaro
Dr. Arcaro, a Sociology Professor at Elon University, was our MS speaker on Friday 1/8.  Dr. Arcaro explored social sciences with students. MS students took a survey about life at BSS and Dr. Arcaro analyzed the data results with students during the session.
HSA (Home & School Association)
Auction Baskets
Most of our baskets are complete and ready for our annual auction!  Thank you for your generosity to our baskets and to our auction!

Thank you!
Basket Coordinator, Jennifer Lee

Kindergarten & First Grade "Spa Basket" is complete!  Thank you for your donations!

Little Knights "Can't Get Board" is complete!  Thank you for your donations!

Second & Third Grade "Let's Get Dirty" Basket is complete!  Thank you for your donations!

Class Party Sign Ups

Please sign up to provide food for our Faculty & Staff luncheons held throughout the school year.  Thank you!

BSS Athletics 
Varsity Boys with the win over Pius B Team!
JV BOYS defeated Our Lady of Grace 18-15!!

Next Home Basketball Games - Saturday, 1/16/16
Played at The Burlington School 
(1615 Greenwood Terrace)

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1:00 at The Burlington School
(ALL basketball players are expected to attend to support the cheerleaders who have supported you all year!)

Cheer on our younger Knights!
Games played at the Alamance County Community YMCA
 1346 South Main Street, Burlington

9:15 Pee Wee Boys
9:25 Mite Girls
12:10 Biddy Boys

Wednesday, 1/13:  
Pep Squad: Practice, 3:15-4:30 at BSS  
Varsity Girls BasketballPractice, 3:30-5:00 at Broad Street
Varsity Boys Basketball: Practice, 6:00-8:00 at Front Street
Thursday, 1/14
JV Boys Basketball: Practice, 3:30 - 5:00 at Broad Street
Varsity Cheer: Practice, 3:15-4:30 at BSS
Friday, 1/15 
JV Girls Basketball: NO PRACTICE
Friday Parent Help - Sign Up  HERE

Saturday, 1/16 -  Home Games vs. Saint Leos  (played at TBS, 1615 Greenwood Terrace)  
9:30 JV Girls and Pep Squad 
10:30 JV Boys and JV Cheer
11:30 Varsity Girls and Varsity Cheer
12:30 Varsity Boys and Varsity Cheer

Sunday, 1/17
Varsity Boys Basketball: Practice, 2:00-4:00 at TBS (Davis Street)
JV and Varsity Cheer: NO PRACTICE

***PARENTS - If your athlete will miss a practice or a game, please let your coach know as soon as possible! ***

Tryouts for the NC Spartans AAU Basketball 12U team (6th grade and below) and 14U team (8th grade and below) based out of Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School will beSunday February 28 at Bishop McGuinness.  Each of these teams will play 5 tournaments from March-May.  4 will be local (Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point area) and 1 will be a travel tournament.  Practices will be Mondays and Wednesdays at Bishop McGuinness. The cost for the season is $300 which covers tournament entry fees, uniforms and maintenance, insurance and registration. 
The 12U team tryout is open to anyone in 6th grade or below. 
Those tryouts will be at Bishop McGuinness on February 28 from 300-500 PM.
Practices M,W after school and some Sundays
Contact is Jeff Stoller- js@bmhs.us
The 14U team tryout is open to anyone in 8th grade or below.
Tryouts will be at Bishop McGuinness on February 28 from 100-300 PM.
Contact is Josh Thompson- jt@bmhs.us

 Winter Sports Practice Schedule

By Days of the Week
Sunday - Varsity Boys 2:00-4:00 at TBS (Davis Street)
                  JV Cheer 3:30-4:30 at BSS
                  Var Cheer 4:30-5:30 at BSS

Monday - JV Girls 4:30 - 5:45 at Holy Comforter
                  Varsity Girls 3:30-5:00 at Broad Street  
                  Running Club and Cross Country continue through November 16th

Tuesday - JV Boys 3:30-5:00 at Broad Street
                  JV Cheer 3:15-4:30 at BSS

Wednesday -  Varsity Girls 3:30-5:00 at Broad Street 
                        Pep Squad 3:15-4:30 at BSS 
                        Varsity Boys 6:00-8:00 at Front Street 
Thursday - JV Boys 3:30-5:00 at Broad Street
                  Varsity Cheer 3:15-4:30 at BSS

Friday - JV Girls 3:30-5:00 at Holy Comforter

By Teams
JV Girls - Mondays 4:30-5:45 at Holy Comforter
                Fridays 3:30-5:00 at Holy Comforter

JV Boys - Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:00 at Broad Street

Varsity Girls - 10/21 and 10/28 6:00-8:00 at Front Street
     Starting the week of 11/2
                    Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-5:15 at Broad Street

Varsity Boys - Sundays 2:00 - 4:00
                       Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 at Front Street

JV Cheer - Sundays 3:30 - 4:30 at BSS
                   Tuesdays 3:15-4:30 at BSS

Varsity Cheer - Sundays 4:30 - 5:30 at BSS
                         Thursdays 3:15-4:30 at BSS

Pep Squad - Wednesdays 3:15-4:30
 BSS (starts 10/28)

Each athlete also needs an "Athletics Permission and Emergency Form". This form was in the packet from the office that was sent home in May, so if you turned it in, you are all set.  It can also be found here - PERMISSION
Athletics Fees should be paid using the One Form.  Please see Mrs. Libera in the office or download it here and send it in with your student. ONE FORM for FEES 

Any Questions? Please email Mrs. Bost (abost@bssknights.org) or 
Ms. Kelley (kcarrigan@bssknights.org)

Community News
Free Homework Help at May Memorial Library
Mondays 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Does your child need help with homework?  Volunteers from Elon University will be at the May Memorial Library on Monday nights to help children with homework.  Children 11 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult in the library.   

See BSS Students in a Local Production

GLOWGA * Glow In The Dark Yoga for Families
Friday, January 15 * 6pm-7pm
Ages: 5 & up, families are invited! * Cost: Free
Thataways Youth Center 
Burlington Recreation & Parks invites families to come out for a unique active evening under the disco ball!  Students from Elon University will provide a basic yoga class with fun music as we glow with the flow.  Please come dressed in comfortable clothing and bring your own yoga mat, towel or blanket for floor work and a bottle of water.  Feel free to come dressed in neon or to bring your own glow in the dark items.  Glow necklaces will be provided to all participants.  For more information, please call (336) 229-3150.  To register, please visit www.BurlingtonNC.gov.  Registration is required in advance and space is limited.  
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