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

Thursday, February 11
Winter Pep Rally, 2:00 p.m.
County Spelling Bee, 4:00 p.m. at the Paramount Theater in Burlington
PECSAA Basketball Tournament:
BSS JV Girls Bball vs OLG, 4:45 p.m. at IHM
BSS JV Boys Bball vs IHM, 6:45 p.m. at IHM

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:
BSS Varsity Girls vs SLS, 5:30 p.m. at IHM
BSS Varsity Boys vs OLG, 6:30 p.m. at IHM

Saturday, February 13
PECSAA Basketball Tournament: TBD

Sunday, February 14
PECSAA Basketball Tournament: TBD

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!

Tuesday, February 16
BSS Varsity Boys & Girls Bball vs Immaculata, games begin at 4:15 p.m. at the Emily K. Center

Wednesday, February 17
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, February 18
Burlington Kindergarten Fair, 5:00 p.m. at Front Street Church

Friday, February 19
Mass, 8:45 a.m. 
Shamrock Basketball Tournament, Charlotte

Saturday, February 20
Shamrock Basketball Tournament, Charlotte

Sunday, February 21
Shamrock Basketball Tournament, Charlotte

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
We did it!
With the help of our auction committee, parents, grandparents, Parishioners, faculty, staff, and BSS supporters we raised over $76,000 at our Mardi Gras Auction.  Thank you for your love, support, and prayers.  More details to come!

Tara Hackman, Director of Advancement

Knight Honor Cross
Congratulations to second grader Lydia Andress for her recent Knight Honor Cross recognition.

Tech Knights compete at FLL State Champioship
We are proud to report that our BSS Tech Knights represented us well at the recent state robotics competition in Greensboro.  This is our team's first year of competition and our fifth graders were competing against teams of mainly eighth graders who've competed together for years.  The Tech Knights still finished in the middle of the pack of over 60 teams and we are extremely proud of their hard work!


Pictures from Catholic Schools Week & Spirit Week



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

AlumKnight News
Congratulations to Sam Lowe (Class of 2012) as he is a finalist for both of the UNC Morehead and Virginia Jefferson Scholarship.

Pom Poms for Sale
Student council will sell pom poms tomorrow morning before morning meeting. Each Pom Pom is $1.00.

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).

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.

Open House 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 recovers from surgery.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

Today, Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent.  This year, Pope Francis' Lenten guide makes us think differently as we fast and give up things.  An excerpt from his message states:

"Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor... but when we fast from this indifference, we can begin to feast on love. In fact, Lent is the perfect time to learn how to love again. 

To read the full article visit this site

Mrs. Gomez
If you lost a brown sweater with a trim and an earring at the auction it is in the office.
Winter Weather
Please remember that the students go outside weather-permitting. Please make sure they are dressed appropriately for the cold days of winter.  Thank you.
Spelling Bee
We wish Srikar Kavirayuni (7th) as he represents BSS at the Alamance County Spelling Bee on Thursday, February 11 at the Paramount Theatre at 4:00.  
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-Join us on Wednesdays for Session 2!
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!

Classroom Connections
Little Knights Preschool Celebrates 100 Days of School

Mrs. Rose visited Kindergarten to share about her job as a community helper!

Fourth grade spent the morning in the Elementary Science Lab engaged in a Chemistry lesson. The students were quite engaged as they collaborated over a lesson about chemical and physical changes.

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 
PECSAA Tournament Begins
The tournament brackets are posted on the PECSAA website 

Here is our schdule for the first round - all these games are at IHM (4145 Johnson St, in High Point):
Thursday, 2/11 - JV Girls at 4:45 vs. OLG
Thursday, 2/11 - JV Boys at 6:45 vs. IHM
Friday, 2/12 - Varsity Girls at 5:30 vs. SLS
Friday, 2/12 - Varsity Boys at 6:30 vs. OLG

***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 be Sunday 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

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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