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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!
Begin wearing Spring/Summer Uniform 

Wednesday, April 6
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, April 7
School Pictures (Kindergarten & 8th Grade Cap & Gown Picture and all other students may dress out of uniform for their photo)

Friday, April 8
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
BSS Softball vs IHM, 4:15 p.m. at Deep River Recreation Center in High Point
BSS Softball vs SPX, 5:30 p.m. at Deep River Recreation Center in High Point
BSS Tennis match with Western Alamance (may change, TBA)

Saturday, April 9
PECSAA Softball Tournament, game times based on outcome of Friday's games
BSS Summer Camp Team at the Summer Camp Expo at Holly Hill Mall
Little Knights and Kindergarten Friends Play Date, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 10
Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast to Support BSS Athletics at Blessed Sacrament Church,  click HERE for details and to sign up to volunteer
Track Meet with OLG, 2:00 p.m. at Williams High School

Tuesday, April 12
4th Grade FIRST LEGO League, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
BSS Tennis vs Southern Alamance, 4:00 p.m. at the Burlington Tennis Center

Wednesday, April 13
8th Grade Shadow Day
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
Faculty & Staff Meeting, 3:;30-5:00 p.m.

Friday, April 22 is now an early release date for our students so that our faculty and staff can attend professional development.  Club Knight is available and our middle school AYLA students will still attend their scheduled session.
Knight News
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.

Annual Goodwill Challenge is Approaching! 
Start cleaning out your garage now in preparation for the upcoming Goodwill Challenge!  BSS is the 2015 champion and we want the title and the money again in 2016!  

The Goodwill truck arrives to the school parking lot Monday, April 11th and remains available for donations through Friday, April 22nd.  The truck will be unlocked each morning and we can accept anything that you'd drop to a local donation center.  Thank you for your support and donations!

Student Council Food Drive to Support The Little Portion Food Pantry 
Thank you to everyone who donated to our food drive.  We stocked the shelves with lots of wonderful items.

Safe Environment Training
The next Safe Environment Training session is Monday, April 4th at 1:00 p.m. with Mrs. Gomez.  

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.

Help Support the Western Alamance Robotics Team!
You are invited to support and celebrate our local Western Alamance High School Robotics Team - Aperture Science - by eating Smitty's Homemade Ice cream and Pandora's Pie Pizza in Elon on Wednesday, March 23rd. The profit share will be during the whole day but as a special treat we will show off the robot from 5 pm on. 

Come and meet the seven students who have been working diligently for months to come up with a world class robot. Our robot qualified us to move on from the NC State Tournament to San Antonio, Texas.  There, our team was the only one in our division with 9 undefeated matches in the qualifying rounds, earning us a spot to compete at the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, MO the last week in April. There will be 128 teams from all around the world, including 4 teams from NC!!!

We really would appreciate if you could come out and support us. 
For more information, check us out on Facebook:  

Items from the BSS Lost and Found will be cleared out during Easter break. ALL unclaimed items will be removed.  BSS uniform items will be taken to the Swap Shop to sell.  Other items will be donated locally.  Please take one last look in the Lost and Found basket prior to dismissal on March 23rd.

Lost and Found is located in the Club Knight After School Room.  The box is behind the first curtain.  
Yearbooks for Sale!  
LIMITED SUPPLY of only 8 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
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!
Prayer Requests
Ms. Hardin, mom of Raleigh, 6th, Jacob, 2nd and London, PreK has asked for our prayers.

Please continue praying for VRJ Sarma Kavirayuni, grandfather of Srikar Kavurayuni (7th) who is ailing. 
From the Principal's Desk

Dear BSS Families,

On behalf of the faculty and staff of Blessed Sacrament wishes a Happy Easter to you and your family.
May the miracle of Easter bring you renewed hope, faith, love and joy.   Have a wonderful time with family and friends. 

Mrs. Gomez
From the Admissions Office

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

Mission to Mars 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
NC Science Festival News!

Mission to Mars Family STEM Night
Blessed Sacrament School is proud to announce that our "Mission to Mars Family STEM Night" is a SIGNATURE event in this year's North Carolina Science Festival!

"Mission to Mars Family STEM Night" will be held at the school Tuesday, April 19th from 6-7:30 pm. This event is open to the entire community!

In addition to an incredible array of hands on STEM activities, our Mars habitat village, and our EV3 robots, we are most excited to share artifacts directly on loan from NASA Houston and NASA Langley! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see and experience a space tool bag, work pocket, astronaut glove, lunar rocks, and more!

Meet Kelvin!
Kelvin is the "spokesbot" for the North Carolina Science Festival and is a friendly robot who serves as an ambassador for science.  Be on the look out for Kelvin and follow his adventures in the Knight Chronicle and on our Facebook page!

Kelvin continues to have daily adventures at BSS! 
Kelvin helped second grade complete Spelling City on their Chromebooks, he visited first grade to oversee the damage from the Leprechauns, and he checked our second grade's dinosaur display for their upcoming Dino Day presentations.  Kelvin was back in first grade helping the students with their stories about US Maps and then it was off to fourth grade to offer his assistance with a little "bracketology"!  His work with the third grade cabbage project continues and it is obvious from the picture below that he enjoyed watering the cabbages in the gorgeous sunshine. 

Kelvin's time in middle school has resulted in lots of yummy food!  Sixth grade included him in their Diversity Day celebration and eighth grade treated Kelvin to lunch downtown at Zack's Hot Dogs!

Kindergarten Easter Centers

First Grade wasn't feeling lucky after the Leprechauns paid a visit on St. Patrick's Day!

 Community Service Elective Hard at Work!
Knights of Summer Camp

Summer Camp Registration is NOW OPEN!  View the summer camp BROCHURE.  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
BSS Grandparent and Special Friends Club
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

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 
Congratulations to our Tennis Team for their victories over TBS and BCA
Way to GO KNIGHTS!!!

Mark Your Calendars!
Practice Track Meet with Our Lady of Grace School
Sunday, April 10th, 2:00 at Williams High School
This meet is for all BSS track athletes - grades K-8

Also on Sunday, April 10th - 
The Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast 
A breakfast of pancakes, sausage, coffee, and juice will be served immediately following the 8:30am and 10:30am Masses at Blessed Sacrament Church
Price is $3 per child, $5 per adult or $15 per family.  
All proceeds benefit BSS Athletics!
Student Athletes and Parents we need your help to set up, serve, and clean up! SIGN UP HERE

BSS Spring Sports 
 (The next Sports Announcements email will be sent on 4/3/16)
GOLF STARTS on 4/7/16!

Monday, 3/21/16 - Practice at Burlington Sporting Goods
This is the regular practice for this week - it is NOT optional.  BSS has rented the skills stations at Burlington Sporting Goods for our players from 3:30 to 4:30. Players may bring money for batting tokens to be used after practice. 
All players must be picked up by 5:00.
Please contact Coach Lee tonight if your player needs a ride 
(336) 214-6085

Monday, 4/4 - Practice at BSS 3:30-5:00

Friday, 4/8 and Sat. 4/9 - PECSAA Softball Tournament
Deep River Park in High Point (1529 Skeet Club Road)
The Friday games are at 4:15, 5:30 and 6:45.  Saturday game times will depend on Friday's results.

Sunday, 4/3/16 - Optional Family Practice (Elementary & Middle School)  
4:00-5:00 at Williams High School
This is NOT a drop-off practice. 
Please make sure a responsible adult is with your child.

Sunday, 4/10/16-PRACTICE MEET with OLG 2:00 at Williams High School
This meet is for all BSS track athletes - grades K-8. 
We will need parent help for this meet - more info will be coming soon.

All tennis players are encouraged to attend a FREE Tennis Clinic
Presented by the Elon Men's and Women's Tennis Teams
Where: The Burlington Tennis Center
When: Wednesday, 3/23
Time: 4:00-5:00

**There is no BSS Tennis Practice this Wednesday.**
Tennis practice will resume on Wednesday, 4/6 at the regular time. 
Please look for emails from your coaches with information on the upcoming matches.

Thursday, 4/7 Practice at Shamrock Golf Course (1722 Shamrock Drive) 3:30-5:00
Golf will meet on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00 at the Shamrock Golf Course. Players need their own golf clubs.
Golf fee per player - to be determined

BSS Animals Soccer Games! 
Tuesday, 3/22 - 6:45 
Tuesday, 4/5 - 6:00 
Both games are at at Joe Davidson Park 
(Field - Centura C)

Free Physicals at Kernodle Clinic
Kernodle Clinic is offering a sports physical clinic again this year.  The date for BSS is April 20.  All physicals will be done at the West Location (ARMC).  The clinic begins at 5:30 p.m.. Students may line up  starting at 5:00 p.m.to the right of the main entrance.  Students must be in line by 6:30 p.m. in order to be seen.
Parents can pick up forms in the main office.  The athlete's name must be on each side and every space on the history form must be completed prior to the physical.
Please contact Mrs. Bost (abost@bssknights.org) with any questions.

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)


Bishop McGuinness Sports Physicals
BMHS Sports Physicals will be offered again this spring on Thursday, May 12 at 3:30 in the Bishop McGuinness Gym for current 8th graders who will be attending Bishop McGuinness next year and current BMHS Students.  These are clothed physicals, and the cost of the physicals are $15 and proceeds go back to the school athletic department.  Physicals are good for one year from the date they are performed.  Cash or checks made out to Guilford Orthopaedic will be accepted.  You must be in line no later than 4:20 to be able to get a physical.  Please bring the 2 page NCHSAA Physical form on the "Athletics" section of the Bishop McGuinness website with the medical history page already filled out.  Please contact Jeff Stoller at js@bmhs.us with any questions.
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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