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Wednesday, February 3
Catholic Schools Week/Spirit Week
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, February 4
Catholic Schools Week/Spirit Week
BSS Girls & Boys Varsity Bball vs OLM, games begin at 4:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy

Friday, February 5
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Annual Auction, 6:00 p.m. at Ramada Inn Burlington
Club Knight closing at 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 6
BSS Basketball vs IHM, games begin at 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary

Sunday, February 7
BSS Winter Cheer Classic, Doors Open at 1:00 p.m. and Competition begins at 2:00 p.m. at The Burlington School
BSS Tech Knights FLL Team competes at the state competition in Greensboro

Monday, February 8
Chess Club, 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Tuesday, February 9
4th Grade FLL, 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, February 10
Ash Wednesday Mass, 8:45 a.m.

Thursday, February 11
Winter Pep Rally, 2:00 p.m.
PECSAA Basketball Tournament

Friday, February 12
Valentine's Day Parties, party start time determined by the classroom teacher
Early Release, 11:30 a.m./Club Knight open until 6:00 p.m.
PECSAA Basketball Tournament

Saturday, February 13
PECSAA Basketball Tournament

Sunday, February 14
PECSAA Basketball Tournament

Monday, February 15
School Closed in Observance of President's Day
Club Knight Day Camp available-reserve your spot with our Club Knight Directors today!

Annual Gala Auction
Friday, February 5 at 6:00 p.m.
Ramada Hotel, Burlington

Looking Ahead to our Scholastic Book Fair!  
Our annual Scholastic Book Fair is February 22-26 and we hope to have lots of parent and grandparent volunteers!  Sign up HERE to volunteer at our book fair!

Plan to attend Family Fun Night on Thursday, February 25th from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. for some groovy snacks and awesome fun!

Thank you!
Victoria Viola and Danica Kelso, Book Fair Chairs

2016 Book Fair Shopping Schedule

Monday, February 22-Teacher Preview
Tuesday, February 23
8:15-9:00- 4th Grade
9:50- 10:45- 7th/8th Grades
12:30-1:00- Kindergarten
2:05-2:50- 5th/6th Grades
Wednesday, February 24
9:00-9:30- PS3- Mrs. Ray will supervise
9:30-10:00-PreK-Mrs. Ray will supervise
10:45-11:30-3rd -Mrs. Ray will supervise
12:30-1:15- 2nd- Mrs. Kearney will supervise
 2:05-2:55-1st -Mrs. Gomez will supervise
Thursday, February 25-Family Fun Night from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
 No scheduled classes.
Knight News
Arrow of Light Award Winners
Congratulations to our Blessed Sacrament students from Cub Scouts Pack 9 who recently received their Arrow of Light awards.  The Arrow of Light is the highest honor for the Cub Scouts Rank achievement.  We are so proud of the following fifth grade Weblos II Pack 9 members Sean Botzman, Luke Andress, Caden Troutman, and Jackson Benes.  They are pictured with fellow Weblos II Andrew Parker and leaders Mike Andress and Charles Parker.

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

Printing Tax Documents from FACTS Tuition Management
With tax season nearly upon us, FACTS Management would like to remind you of a feature available to payment plan families, which enables you to quickly and easily create a payment summary.
Print HERE.

Call for Altar Servers
This is a call to all children to serve at Mass. You will be the right hand helper of the priest and deacon. You must be at least a 3rd grader who has received First Communion. This will be an experience you will remember the rest of your life. To apply for the next training complete the form at www.blessedsacramentnc.org/servers and you will be advised of the next training.

Spring Volleyball League
BSS is participating in the YMCA's Spring Volleyball League.  Its a great way to have fun with friends and  build and strengthen their volleyball skills. We will have volunteer coaches for both teams.  Currently, Mrs Glenn and Ana Villalpando have agreed to coach the Gold Division. Mrs Glenn is currently talking with the Elon Volleyball team to see if we can get additional coaches for the Silver team.  

Be sure to write down Blessed Sacrament School and the division your child should be assigned too.
Silver Division: 3rd to 5th grade
Gold Division: 6th to 8th

Registration is Open through Monday, February 29, 2016.  If you sign up please let Mrs. Glenn know at (jglenn@bssknights.org)

Going to the Lodge... 
Our Great Wolf Lodge Raffle returns again this year.   The prize includes lodging and activities for a family of 4 at GWL, plus a GWL gift card that can be used for an additional night's stay or food while at GWL. Tickets will go on sale beginning Monday, January 25 prior to  our morning assembly and can be purchased through the night of our auction on February 5. The winner will be drawn on February 9th during our morning assembly.  Tickets are $3 each or 2 for $5.

Register here for the 2016 Elon University Cheerleading Clinic! 
Children who are in kindergarten through eighth grade can participate in the clinic which will be held from noon through the first half of the men's basketball game against Towson on Feb. 6, 2016Those who register by Feb. 1 will receive a t-shirt. The $40 registration fee is due at check in on Feb. 6.

* Participants will perform at halftime of the Elon men's basketball game vs. Towson (6 p.m.).
* Admission to the game is provided for all participants. Parents may purchase discounted tickets 
online HERE (Discounted tickets are available online only. No discounted tickets will be available for purchase at the game.)
* Dinner will be provided for all participants.
* Athletic clothes and sneakers are required. Water bottles are encouraged.
* A copy of a current medical insurance card MUST be provided at check in. 

Trivia Night at Bishop McGuiness

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 of only 25 books left!
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!
If you aren't sure if you ordered a yearbook on the One Form, call or stop by the school office to check.

It's Enrollment Time at Bishop McGuinness High School

Rising High School Meeting at Burlington Christian Academy
Moving on up!
Please join us for a Parent Informational Meeting to learn more about
Burlington Christian Academy's High School
BCA Gymnasium
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Register HERE to attend.

Piano Lessons with Mrs. Davis from KidsTunes!

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 continue praying for Barbara Brown, niece of Mrs. Gomez as she battles health issues and for Mrs. Gomez's, mother-in-law as she undergoes surgery on Tuesday. 
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

This Friday, February 5 is our Annual Auction which will be held at the Ramada Inn, beginning at six o'clock. What a great way to assist our school because all funds raised will be used to support programs that will enrich the learning experiences of the students. With your participation we can make the Annual Auction a great success! It is a "Knight For Our Students."

Mrs. Gomez

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. 

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

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 3rd!
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!

Catholic Schools Week 2016--January 31st-February 5th
Catholic Schools Week is in full swing!

Monday our eighth grade students attended Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church and served breakfast to the "morning crowd" after Mass.  Later that day BSS welcomed local law enforcement officers into the school for a thank you snack.  Treat bags were also passed out to neighbors along Hillcrest Avenue.

Tuesday we celebrated our students with ice cream sandwiches  and dancing throughout the day!  Knights enjoyed dressing in the past, present, and future as we continued to celebrate Spirit Week.

Support Student Council by participating in Spirit Week Dress Down!  Pay $1.00 for the week on Monday or $.25 each day.

A special thank you to CSW Committee Chair Mrs. Jennifer Ray and her assistant, Mrs. Angie Young, for organizing our Catholic Schools week Festivities!

Classroom Connections
Fourth Graders Flash Forward into Middle School!

Kindergarten Celebrates 100 Days of School  

HSA (Home & School Association)
Scholastic Book Fair 2016

Class Party Sign Ups

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

BSS Athletics 
The games vs. OLM have been rescheduled

Thursday, 2/4/16
4:30 Varsity Girls
5:45 Varsity Boys
OLM will have 8th grade recognition between the Varsity games.

YMCA Games - Played at Alamance County Family YMCA
  9:15 Pee Wee Boys
10:20 Biddy Boys
12:10 Mite Girls

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

Wednesday, 2/3:  
Pep Squad: Party!  4:00 Pick Up 
Varsity Girls Basketball: Practice, 3:30-5:00 at Broad Street
Varsity Boys Basketball: Practice, 6:00-8:00 at Front Street
Thursday, 2/4         
Varsity Girls Basketball: 4:15 Game at OLM  
Varsity Boys Basketball: 5:30 Game at OLM  OLM -1730 Link Road, Winston-Salem 
JV Boys Basketball:  Practice, 3:30-4:30 at Broad Street
                         (Please note the early pick-up time!)
Varsity Cheer: Practice, 3:15-4:30 at BSS

Friday, 2/5
JV Girls Basketball: Practice, 3:30-5:00 at Holy Comforter
                           Friday Parent Help - Sign Up HERE
(Coach Rafael is aware that some girls may not be able to attend practice or may need to be picked up early due to the Auction.)

Saturday, 2/6 
Away Games vs. Immaculate Heart of Mary    (4145 Johnson St., High Point)
9:30  JV Girls 
10:30  JV Boys 
11:30 Varsity Girls and Varsity Cheer
12:30 Varsity Boys and Varsity Cheer

Sunday, 2/7 
                            Sign-Up HERE!

*Varsity Boys Basketball will practice with the Varsity Girls on Monday, 2/8 from 3:30-5:00 at Broad Street Gym.

***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.   
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