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Wednesday, February 24
No tennis practice today!
All School Dress Down
Progress Reports
Scholastic Book Fair, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, February 25
No softball practice today!
Scholastic Book Fair, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Scholastic Book Fair Family Fun Night, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Friday, February 26
Mass, 8:45 a.m.

Monday, February 29
2016-17 Enrollment Contracts due to the Admissions Office!
Dress Down Day for students who wore their uniform to Blessed Sacrament Church or their church on Catholic Schools Week Sunday (1/31)

Wednesday, March 2
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.

Friday, March 4
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
AYLA 8th Grade Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, March 5
Annual St. Mary Magdalene School Chess Tournament

Monday, March 7
Chess Club, 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Tuesday, March 8
4th Grade FIRST LEGO League, 3:;15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

It's Book Fair Week!
Our annual Scholastic Book Fair is THIS WEEK!  You can still sign up to volunteer! Sign up HERE to volunteer at our book fair!

Plan to attend Family Fun Night TOMORROW 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

Wednesday, February 24
9:00-9:30- PS3 
12:30-1:15- 2nd
Thursday, February 25-Family Fun Night from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
 No scheduled classes.

Knight News
Knight Honor Cross
Congratulations to seventh graders Christopher Cafasso and Garrett Schmiederer for their recent Knight Honor Cross.  The boys were nominated by Coach Flaherty for their continued dedication and support of their fellow teammates on the Varsity Basketball team.

Multiplication Master
Congratulations to third grader Layla Mack for achieving Multiplication Master! Great job Layla!

Talent Show Queens
Last week first graders Reagan Wieting and Madison Fitzgerald participated in the Alamance Country Club's talent show.  Their performance of BSS Pep Squad cheers earned them first place in their age group.  Congratulations and way to represent BSS Reagan and Madison!
Faculty Honor
Mrs. Ehmig was honored last Friday at Mass for her five years of service to the Diocese of Raleigh and Blessed Sacrament School.  We appreciate your service!

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

Grandparent Club News
Thank to you Amanda Castelda for taking on the role of Parent Chair for our Grandparent Club.  BSS has a core group of grandparents ready to organize an active Grandparent's Club.  Stay tuned for an upcoming meeting date!

If you are a grandparent and are uncertain if we have your contact information in our database, please contact Mrs. Castelda at amanda.castelda@gmail.com. 

Save the date for our annual Grandparents and Special Friends Day!  
Friday, April 15

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.

14 Days of Free Logos!
Shop Lands' End for your uniform needs Feb 13th thru Feb 26th and take advantage of Free Logo applications.
*Remember, Buy 3 or more kid polos, save $3 each or Buy 3 or more Adult polos, save $5 each!
Promotion Code : FREELOGO
Pin: 5400
For orders, please go to www.landsend.com/school  or call 800-469-2222.

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 10 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

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 Mrs. Gomez's sister, Indy Gonzalez, as she undergoes a medical procedure on Thursday.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

As we enter severe weather season in North Carolina, I want to reassure you that we do have safety measures in the event of storms. All classes are designated to areas in the lower parts of the building. We do have a First Alert radio that is on 24/7 and students will not return to class or be released to parents until it is safe for all for us. Thank you for your cooperation.

Mrs. Gomez
Leap Day
What will do next Monday, February 29, 2016 on Leap Day? Here at school we will look back to 2012 and forward to 2020. What a great way to see how BSS "leaped" into a Recognized STEM School of Distinction at the MODEL Level.  Keep spreading the word about our awesome school.

Mrs. Gomez
Family Fun Book Fair
Hope you can join us this Thursday night, 2/25 for Family Fun Night Book Fair from 6:00-8:00. It will be a groovy night!
From the Admissions Office
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. 

2015-2016 Recruitment Events
Little Knights Play Date for rising Preschool-Kindergarten Students
Saturday, April 9th from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at BSS

Family STEM Night to include a special Middle School Session
Tuesday, April 19th from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at BSS

Kindergarten Orientation
Friday, May 13 from 1:30 p.m.-2:15 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!

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 
To all our Basketball Players, Cheerleaders and to our 
Pep Squad for an AWESOME  

We ended our Winter Sports season at the Shamrock Basketball Tournament in Charlotte.  
Our boys started off with a strong win over St. Patrick's!  
Both teams played amazing games throughout the weekend!
Our cheerleaders dazzled the crowd at the Cheer Expo!  
It was truly a great weekend to be a BSS KNIGHT!!

Time to gear up for Spring Sports!
Sign your child up HERE to participate
(Please sign-up online even if you have signed up on the paper sign-ups at school.)

Tennis starts next Wednesday (3/2); 3:30-5:00 at 
The Burlington Tennis Center - 1402 Overbrook Road

Softball starts this Thursday (3/4); 3:30-5:30 at BSS

Track starts on March 1st!

SOFTBALL Co-Ed grades 6-8 
Coaches: Jennifer Lee (Jennifer.sallyins@gmail.com) and Jaime Orejan (Jorejan@hotmail.com)
Practice: Mondays- Optional Batting Practice (start date and location TBD) 
               Thursdays 3:30-5:30 at BSS
The PECSAA softball tournament will be held in High Point 
Fri. 4/8 and Sat. 4/9.

Coaches: Jennifer Klein (jennietuckklein@aol.com) and Keith Rugh (rughster73@triad.rr.com)
Practice: Tuesdays at BSS 3:15-4:30 
Parent help is needed at all practices
Optional Family Practices - Sundays 4:00-5:00 (Start date and location TBD)

Anyone interested in helping coach please contact us.
Practice: Tuesdays at the track behind the YMCA 3:30-5:00
We will need help with transportation to the track.

The PECSAA track meet will be held at Bishop McGuinness 
on Friday, April 29th

TENNIS Co-Ed grades 5-8
Coaches: Tim Hackman (timhackman@hotmail.com) and Tanya Barnes (tanyabarnes@yahoo.com)
Practice: Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 at The Burlington Tennis Center
Matches will be played on Fridays beginning 3/11/16.
(Note: The match on 4/8 may be rescheduled.)

GOLF  Co-Ed  grades 5-8
Coaches: Jaime Orejan (Jorejan@hotmail.com) and Todd Palmer (todd@palmergenerator.com)
Practice: Details are still being worked out, more information is coming soon!

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
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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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Under the Federal Child Nutrition Program and USDA policy, discrimination is prohibited under the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. 

If you wish to file a Civil Rights complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complain Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html , or at any USDA office, or call 866.632.9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410, by fax 202.690.7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800.877.8339; or 800.845.6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 

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