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Wednesday, April 6
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
BSS Tennis vs Western Alamance, 4:00 p.m. at the Burlington Tennis Center

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

Friday, April 8
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
BSS Softball vs IHM, 5:30 p.m. at Deep River Recreation Center in High Point
BSS Softball vs OLM, 6:45 p.m. at Deep River Recreation Center in High Point
BSS Tennis  expo match with Western Alamance, 4:00 p.m. at Olde Forest

Saturday, April 9
BSS Softball vs IHM, 11:15 a.m. at Deep River Recreation Center in High Point
BSS Softball vs OLM, 12:30 p.m. at Deep River Recreation Center in High Point
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
Dual Track Meet with OLG, 2:00 p.m. at Williams High School

Monday, April 11
Goodwill Challenge Begins (see details in Knight News section)

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.

Thursday, April 14
IgKNIGHTing Young Minds Series-"Upcycled Cinderella" (Preschool-2nd)
IgKNIGHTing Young Minds Series-"American Giants of Science" (3rd-8th)

Friday, April 15
Grandparent's & Special Friends Day (look for an invitation in today's envelope)
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
BSS Tennis vs Mebane, 4:00 p.m. at the Burlington Tennis Center

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.

Field Day T-shirt Design Contest 
Put your design hats on and come up with a great field day t-shirt for 2016!
It must include:"Blessed Sacrament School"  (written out, not BSS)"Field Day 2016"

Show the spirit of field day through your design!  Final design traced in sharpie on an 8 1/2 x 11 white sheet of paper and name and grade written on back in pencil.
Designs are due Tuesday, April 12th for judging.  The winning design will be featured on this year's field day t-shirt.

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!

Burlington Mini Maker Faire T-shirt Order Form
Blessed Sacrament School is again the inspiration for the Burlington Mini Maker Faire t-shirt design.  The Maker Faire is Saturday, April 23rd at Holly Hill Mall and we hope all of our students and families will attend and help us show off the Mars habitats students are working so hard to design.  A t-shirt order form is in today's envelope.  

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.

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
Please keep Mrs. Koury in your prayers.
Remember in your prayers, June Kearney, mother-in-law of Mrs. Kearney.
Please remember in your prayers, Barbara Brown, niece of Mrs. Gomez and her mother-in-law, Olivia Gomez. 
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Parents,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! As many of you know Mrs. Ehmig and I were presenters at the NCEA conference in San Diego. It was a wonderful presentation with over 150+ educators at our session.  Teachers from all the country including one from Canada and Nicaragua heard our talk on our STREAM Program. We were so proud "bragging" on our successful initiative at BSS. Keep spreading the word about our awesome school.

Mrs. Gomez
Trophy Case
What a wonderful surprise when we came in on Monday and saw the beautiful trophy case in the hallway. We want to thank the Daniel Family (Tom, Dawn, Taylor '14, and Grant '16) for making this piece of furniture for us. The trophies won over the years, even a bowling one, are on display. We appreciate the generosity of the Daniel Family!

NASA Artifacts
Don't forget that on Saturday, April 23 is the Burlington Mini Maker Faire at Holly Hill Mall.  Students have been working on their Mission to Mars projects that will be exhibited at the faire. In addition, we will have artifacts from NASA including moon rocks. Hope to see you there!
From the Admissions Office
Little Knights & Kindergarten Friends play date THIS Saturday at the Blessed Sacrament School Little Knights playground!
Current AND prospective Preschool, Pre K, and Kindergarten students are invited to join us any time from 10am-12pm to meet our faculty, visit with other parents, and see our school.

We will be offering a peanut free snack and drink to the children and refreshments for the adults as well. Stop by and see all that Blessed Sacrament School has to offer your child! It's a GREAT day to be a Knight!

No RSVP needed but contact Tara Hackman admissions@bssknights.org for additional information or to let us know you will attend!

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!

Little Knights Preschoolers enjoyed their annual Easter Egg Hunt!

Third grade shared their biography book reports with Kindergarten.
Kindergarteners have written a biography of Mrs. Gomez.
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
August 8-12-NEW Music Camp added with Mrs. Davis

Thank you!
Rebecca Wetter, Kelly VanWeest, and Hiroko Solari
Summer Camp Team

Our Knights of Summer Camp Team will be at the Summer Camp Expo THIS Saturday at Holly Hill Mall!  Stop by and say hello!

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 
Softball Players and Parents - The tournament schedule has changed please read below for details!

Mark Your Calendars!
Dual 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
Please SIGN-UP to help!

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! 
We especially need help after the 10:30 Mass!! 

Thursday, 4/7 - Practice at BSS 3:30-4:30 for any available players -Please note the pick-up time of 4:30.

Friday, 4/8 and Sat. 4/9 - PECSAA Softball Tournament
Deep River Park in High Point (1529 Skeet Club Road)
Schedule change - 
St. Pius no longer has a softball team so there are three schools in the tournament. Each team will play each other twice and the two schools with the best record will play for the championship.  Here is the schedule -

8-AprField 1
4:15OLM v. IHM
5:30IHM v. BSS
6:45BSS v. OLM
10:00IHM v. OLM
11:15BSS v. IHM
12:30OLM v. BSS

Players should arrive by 4:45 on Friday.
There will be no concessions at the park on Friday.  The games are back to back so please plan to bring plenty of snacks and drinks. 

The Knights of Columbus from IHM will be grilling and selling concessions on Saturday - $3.00 for a burger or hot dog with chips and a drink;  $1.00 for candy and drinks sold separately

Sunday, 4/10 DUAL TRACK MEET with OLG, 2:00 at Williams High School
This meet is for all BSS track athletes - grades K-8. 
We need parent help for this meet - SIGN-UP here!

Friday, 4/29 - PECSAA Track Meet, 5:00 p.m. at Bishop McGuinness High School (1725 NC Highway 66 South, Kernersville)
SIGN-UP here to help!

Wednesday, 4/6 - Match vs. Western Alamance, 4:00 at The Burlington Tennis Center

Friday, 4/8 - Exhibition Match vs. Western Alamance, 4:00 at Olde Forest

Coach Hackman will send out rosters - look for an email soon.

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, 4/5 - 6:00 
Tuesday, 4/12 - 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.

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.
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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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