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Wednesday, March 2
Teacher Shadow & 8th Grade Shadow Tickets Sold
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, March 3
Teacher Shadow & 8th Grade Shadow Tickets Sold

Friday, March 4
Teacher Shadow & 8th Grade Shadow Tickets Sold
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
AYLA 8th Grade Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.
Grandparent Club Committee Meeting, 2:00 p.m. in the Club Knight ASC Room

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

Monday, March 7
Teacher Shadow & 8th Grade Shadow Tickets Sold
Chess Club PARTY, 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Tuesday, March 8
Drawing for Teacher Shadow & 8th Grade Shadow Winners
4th Grade FIRST LEGO League, 3:;15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, March 9
Teacher Shadow Morning 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (8th Grade Shadow is in April)
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
Faculty & Staff Meeting, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Friday, March 11
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
BSS Tennis vs TBS, 4:00 p.m. at Alamance Country Club

Wednesday, March 16
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
Faculty & Staff Lunch, drop food no later than 10:30 a.m.  Sign Up Reminder

Thursday, March 17
Kindergarten-4th Grades attend Aladdin at the Paramount Theater
Mrs. Gomez away at Diocesan Principal's Retreat

Friday, March 18
Mrs. Gomez away at Diocesan Principal's Retreat
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
BSS Tennis vs BCA, 4:00 p.m. at Olde Forest Racquet Club

Monday, March 21
Second Grade Dinosaur Expo Day, Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, March 22
All School Dress Down Day!

Wednesday, March 23
Report Cards
PreK Easter Egg Hunt, 9:30 a.m.
Preschool Easter Egg Hunt, 10:00 a.m.
Little Knights Easter Party, 10:30 a.m., Knight Cafe
Shadow Stations Presented by 8th Grade, 2:30 p.m. PROMPT in the Multipurpose Room

Thursday, March 24
Holy Thursday, School Closed

Friday, March 25
Good Friday, School Closed

Monday, March 28-Friday, April 1
Easter Break, School Closed
Mrs. Gomez & Mrs. Ehmig presenting at the NCEA Conference in San Diego, CA

Monday, April 4
Welcome back from Easter Break!
Spring/Summer Uniform Begins
Knight News
Honor Cross Recipients
Congratulations to our Knight Honor Cross recipients Olivia Long (4th grade), Evan Prutzman (3rd grade), Justin Spradlin (5th grade).  Great job Knights!

YMCA Boys Basketball Team
Congrats to Junior Knights YMCA  Basketball team for a great season!  

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.

Thank you to the Daniel Family!
Thank you Tom, Dawn, Taylor, and Grant for the bag of brand new recess balls.  This donation is greatly appreciated!

Teacher Shadow & 8th Grade Teacher Shadow Ticket Sales
Tickets for a chance to spend the morning with your favorite teacher or 8th grader are on sale this week through Monday, March 7th.  Tickets are $.50 each or 2 for a $1.00 and the winners will be drawn randomly on Tuesday, March 8th during morning meeting.

Once a student purchases a ticket(s) they will then place the ticket in the box for the teacher of their choice.  Tickets for 8th grade shadow will go in one box and students are chosen at random to match with an 8th grader.

Teacher Shadow Morning is Wednesday, March 9th from 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
8th Grade Shadow Morning is Wednesday, April 13th from 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

ALL students may enter to win a morning with a teacher and students in Preschool through 4th grades may enter to spend the morning with an 8th grader.  

Grandparent Club News
Grandparent Club Committee Meeting Friday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the After School Care Room.  All grandparents and special friends interested in joining the core planning committee are encouraged to attend!

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.

Claim your crock pot!
Is this your crock pot? Please pick it up in the staff lounge or ask us to pass it along in the pick up line.  Thank you!

Winter Sports Uniforms are due!
All winter sports uniforms must be returned clean and in their bag by Monday, March 14.  Thank you!  Mrs. Bost and Ms. Kelley

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.

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 continue praying for June Kearney mother-in-law of Mrs. Kearney.
Remember in your prayers Barbara Brown niece of Mrs. Gomez as she battles health issues as well as Mrs. Gomez's mother-in-law, Olivia Gomez, who continues recovering from surgery.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

Happy March! Today we celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday who would have been 112 years old.  Even though he is longer with us his legacy continues to inspire generations. Did you know that his publisher challenged him to write a book using only fifty words?  Well, he did it! He created one of is most popular stories, Green Eggs and Ham.  If you have a chance come by school and see the wonderful Art work done by Preschool-4th grade in honor of Dr. Seuss.  "Thank you! Thank you, Sam-I-am!

Mrs. Gomez

Lost Clothing
As spring sports begin and students are changing uniforms please remember to put their name on the inside tag. Yesterday there were an array of clothing left in the bathroom and at the YMCA track. Items have been placed in the lost and found located in the afterschool room. Thank you.
From the Admissions Office
Families who have requested financial assistance for the 2016-17 school year will receive contracts by Tuesday, March 8.

If your child is currently the recipient of a NC Opportunity Scholarship please make sure you have reapplied to receive funds for the 2016-17 school year. Lot into the portal to reapply.

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!
Classroom Connections
Mission to Mars!
Kindergarten, PreK, and Preschool held their first meeting for the upcoming Mission to Mars project.  Mrs. Avery read the students a book about what life would be like on Mars.
Knights of Summer Camp

Summer Camp Registration is coming soon!  Stay tuned for links to our summer camp brochure by the next Knight Chronicle.  It is going to be a fun-filled 
X-STREAM Knights of Summer!

Club Knight will run a special summer camp May 31-June 3.

2016 Knights of Summer Camp Weeks:
June 6-10
June 13-17
June 20-24
June 27-July 1
July 11-15
July 18-22
July 25-29
August 1-5

Thank you!
Rebecca Wetter, Kelly VanWeest, and Hiroko Solari
Summer Camp Team
HSA (Home & School Association)

Class Party Sign Ups

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

BSS Athletics 
Winter Sports Uniforms are due!
All winter sports uniforms must be returned clean and in their bag by Monday, March 14.  Thank you!  Mrs. Bost and Ms. Kelley

Spring Sports 

Wednesday, 3/2/16 -
Tennis: Practice, 3:30-5:00 at The Burlington Tennis Center

Thursday, 3/3/16 -
Softball: Practice, 3:30-5:30 at BSS

Friday, 3/4/16 - 
No Practices

Optional Sunday Track Practice, starting this Sunday, March 6th!!

Williams High School has graciously allowed our track team to use their track on Sunday'sfrom 4-5pm. If your child is on the BSS track team and wants to gain track experience, please join us on Sunday's. This will not be a drop off practice, so please make sure a responsible adult is with your child. Feel free to bring your own running or walking shoes and jog the outside lanes while the kids do drills and sprints with the coaches. We would like for this to be a family friendly event so join us if you can and don't forget your water!

Jen Klein, Keith Rugh, Kelley Carrigan

Please read below for more information about each sport.

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!

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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