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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)
BSS Tennis vs St. Pius, 4:00 p.m. at the Burlington Tennis Center

Friday, April 15
Grandparent's & Special Friends Day 
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
BSS Tennis vs Mebane, 4:00 p.m. at the Burlington Tennis Center

Monday, April 18

Tuesday, April 19
NC Science Festival Family STEM Night (see details below!)

Wednesday, April 20
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
BSS Tennis vs Southern Alamance, 4:00 p.m. at the Burlington Tennis Center

Thursday, April 21

Friday, April 22
There will not be Mass today
Guest speaker from NASA, Marile Colon Robles
Alamance Middle School Tennis Tournament, 4:00 p.m. at Southern High School 
Early Release, 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, April 23
Alamance Middle School Tennis Tournament, Alamance Country Club
Burlington Mini Maker Faire Day--SIGN UP HERE TO HELP AT YOUR CHILD'S AREA!

Wednesday, April 27
Progress Reports
All School Dress Down
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
Middle School Talent Show, 1:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Friday, April 29
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Early Release, 11:30 a.m.
PECSAA Track Meeting, 5:00 p.m. at Bishop McGuinness High School
Knight News
Congratulations to our Third Grade Poets
Mrs. Bost submitted Haikus written by third graders to the Young American Poetry Digest for consideration for their 2016 poetry book.   We are pleased to announce that EVERY haiku has been chosen for inclusion in the book!  Congratulations to third grade for this wonderful achievement.  

Third Grade Multiplication Master
Congratulations to third grader Marlaina Palmer for your Multiplication Master award.  Great job, Marlaina!

Eighth Grade and their Shadows

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 HERE! 
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.  Return your order forms NO LATER THAN TOMORROW AT NOON!

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 6 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
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 BSS Families,

The NASA Artifacts and moon rocks have arrived! We are getting ready for our Mission to Mars Expo as part of the Alamance Maker's Faire, on Saturday April 23, at Holly Hill Mall. All students have been preparing for the exhibit and we are ready to blast off to Mars! If you like to join us on this space adventure, please see the KC for sign-up.

Mrs. Gomez
Grandparents and Friends Day
We are looking forward to celebrating this special day on Friday, April 15. Please see the KC for the RSVP and schedule of events.

From the Admissions Office

2015-2016 Recruitment Events

Mission to Mars Family STEM Night to include a special Middle School Session
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!
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!

Sixth graders helping third graders design a green house for Mars.

Third grade continues their cabbage project!  Last week they fertilized the plants.
The cabbages are growing fast! Some had to be separated so they now have a twin. The cabbage is forming in the middle of the plant.

Kindergarten and the Little Knights continue to build their rocket with the help of Kelvin!

Meet the Author
The students, faculty, and, staff were recently treated to a wonderful visit from author Cathy Brookins. Cathy read from her newly published book, "Barry Bat's Amazing Adventures" and shared that the inspiration for the book was BSS teachers both past and present.

When the Brookins boys attended Blessed Sacrament School Cathy was inspired to turn the weekly spelling words into stories and adventures starring Barry Bat.

Thank you Cathy for sharing your love and support of Blessed Sacrament School!
Cathy's book is currently available for purchase on Amazon.

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
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 
BSS Animals Rec Soccer Team
Our BSS Animals are having a great spring season playing in the Burlington Rec league!  The future of Knights soccer is strong and adorable!  Thank you to Mr. Edgar Buyco for organizing the team and to Mr. Jonathan Lopez for coaching the Animals!  Your time and energy is appreciated!

BSS Knights Represented in the YMCA Volleyball League
Several of our Knights are honing their volleyball skills in the YMCA Spring Volleyball League.  Parent volunteer Dr. Tom Acaro is coaching the Silver Knights (8-11 year olds) and he is assisted by Mrs. Jill Glenn.  AlumKnight Ana Villalpando  is coaching the Gold Knights team (12-15 year olds).  Thank you so much to Dr. Arcaro, Mrs. Glenn, and AlumKnight Ana for your time and commitment! 

on their 5-1 win over OLM!!

to all the parents who helped with the 
Pancake Breakfast and the Dual Track Meet!
Both events were VERY successful!  

 Spring Sports This Week:

(Coach Hackman will send emails with the rosters for each match.)

Wednesday, 4/13
TENNIS: Practice, 3:30-5:00 at The Burlington Tennis Center

Thursday, 4/14
TENNISMatch vs. St. Pius, 4:00 at The Burlington Tennis Center

GOLF: Practice, 3:30-5:00 at Shamrock Golf Club  (1722 Shamrock Drive, Burlington)
Players must bring their own clubs.
Coaches: Todd Palmer (todd@palmergenerator.com) and 
Golf fee per player - to be determined
Sign Up HERE if you plan to play this week!

Friday, 4/15
TENNISMatch vs. Mebane, 4:00 at The Burlington Tennis Center

Coming Up:
Alamance Junior Tennis Foundation Middle School Tennis Tournament
Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23
Southern Alamance High School

PECSAA Track Meet 
Friday, April 29th at 5:00 
Bishop McGuinness High School 
(1725 NC Highway 66 South, Kernersville)
 to help!

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.
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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