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Wednesday, April 20
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
Fourth Grade Field Trip to Old Salem
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, Southern High School

Monday, April 25
BSS Coloring Club, 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, April 27
Progress Reports
All School Dress Down--Kindergarten should come dressed as Super Heroes today!
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
Middle School Talent Show, 1:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 28
Kindergarten meets at the Museum of Life & Science in Durham
Super Hero Dress Day!  Come dressed as your favorite Super Hero!

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

Saturday, April 30
First Communion

Monday, May 2
Teacher Appreciation Week Begins
Coloring Club, 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Tuesday, May 3
Teacher Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 4
Teacher Appreciation Week

Thursday, May 5
Teacher Appreciation Week
Last day to declare candidacy for Student Council elections
Pep Rally, 2:15 p.m.
Middle School Dance (4th graders to attend), 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. 

Friday, May 6
Mass and May Crowning, 8:45 a.m.

Save the Date for our Annual Spring Sing!
"A Night on Broadway with Blessed Sacrament School"
Tuesday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Williams High School Auditorium
Preschool-8th Grade to perform!

Review the UPDATED letter for elementary school parents from Mrs. Davis  HERE.

Personalized permission slips were sent home to middle school parents from Mrs. Spradlin.  Middle School students are reminded to wear jeans, tennis shoes, and the chorus t-shirts that are being designed.  Info about the shirts going home ASAP!

Burlington Mini Maker Faire is THIS Saturday!
Dear X-STREAM BSS Parents and Students!

The Burlington Mini Maker Faire is Saturday April 23 from 10am-5pm.

All of our school's Mission to Mars student projects will be on display! Last year over 5,000 people attended!

The teachers at BSS cannot do it alone and need the children to help us! After all, it is their awesome work on display and they can explain their projects best!

Over the past years, we have always received wonderful feedback about how well spoken and excited our students are when sharing their work - I can't wait to hear what they have to say about their Mars Habitats, Rockets, Sustainable Living Labs, Cooking on Mars, Wearable Technology, First Lego League EV3 robots and much more!

Astronaut/Space flight artifacts and Lunar/Meteorite Samples on loan to Blessed Sacrament from NASA Langley and Houston will be on display as well!

PLEASE help by signing up! We are happy for any and all time you can give!


Thank you for all you do to support BSS!

Mrs. Ehmig

If you have a large SUV or truck and are able to help us transport our Burlington Mini Maker Faire materials to Holly Hill Mall and/or back to BSS please email Tara Hackman at thackman@bssknights.org.  Materials need transported at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22 (after our Professional Development).  Materials need returned to BSS at the Mini Maker Faire at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 23.  
Knight News
2016 Field Day T-shirt Design Contest Winners
Our Field Day t-shirt logo design contest winner is Lewis Cattouse.  The runner-up is Olivia Long.  Congratulations!

Gymnastics Success!
Third grader Nina Kate Brasington's gymnastics season is winding down. She had her state meet on Friday in Concord.  She qualified for regionals in Tennessee next month.  Nina Kate represents Kidsport Gymnastics Academy in Burlington.  We are so proud of all of your hard work and accomplishments this season, Nina Kate!

Pack 9 Cub Scouts Visit the Mayor's Office
The Cub Scouts from Pack 9 visited recently with Mayor Baltutis and learned all about what it is like to be Mayor of the City of Burlington.   Corey Amyot, Karsten Palmer, Thomas Glenn, and honorary scout Christopher Glenn attended.
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.

Opportunity at the Mini Maker Faire to help NC Near Space launch a balloon! 
NC Near space will launch a balloon from Holly Hill Mall to the edge of space this Saturday during the Burlington Mini Maker Faire.  The launch team has asked if a few of our parents and students can meet in the parking lot at noon to act as a Safety Patrol (many of you remember what this role entails from our launch last year!).  This year's balloon launch will again take place in the back lot outside the old Hamrick's space.

BSS Choral Department Requests to Borrow 40s Style Fedora Hats 
Please contact Mrs. Spradlin (kspradlin@bssknights.org) or Mrs. Davis (ldavis@bssknights.org) if you have a 40s style fedora hat that our choral directors may borrow for this year's Spring Sing.  Spring Sing is Tuesday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Williams High School.  Thank you!

Student Council Election Details
On Monday students in 4th-7th grade were given details regarding the 2016-17 Student Council Elections.  Following are details and important dates.

Officers are selected from the following grade levels:
President: rising eighth grade only
Vice President: rising seventh or eighth grade
Secretary: rising fifth, sixth, seventh, or eighth grade
Treasurer: rising fifth, sixth, seventh, or eighth grade

Student Council officers must:
1. Maintain a "B" average in schoolwork.
2. Follow the rules and regulations of the school.
3. Be a role model for others in scholarship and behavior.
4. Be willing to take an active part in decision-making.
5. Be willing to accept responsibility for accomplishment of jobs decided upon by the council.

When campaigning, candidates must adhere to the following rules:
1. No more than four posters or banners.
2. Posters may be no longer than standard poster board.
3. Banners may be no larger than those printed on standard computer paper.
4. No bribes for votes, such as candy, pennies, etc.
5. No derogatory remarks about opposing candidates.
6. No campaign promises that cannot be kept, such as banning uniforms.

Candidates may select a campaign manager from anyone in 4th-8th grades.

Candidates and their managers will make a short speech to students in grades 4 to 8.  These speeches need to be approved by Mrs. Kearney by Tuesday, May 16th.  

Voting will be by secret ballot in grades 4-7.  Mrs. Kearney will supervise the counting of ballots.

Time Line for Elections
1. By Thursday, May 5th-Declare the office you are pursuing and select your campaign manager.  Notify Mrs. Kearney in writing by 12:00 noon.

2. Monday, May 9th through Thursday, May 13th-Campaign Week

3. Wednesday, May 18th-Speeches will be presented to grades 4-8 after flag raising.

4. Wednesday, May 18th-Voting by grades 4-7 will take will take place after the speeches.  

5. Winners will be announced at the end of the Election Day.  ALL CAMPAIGN POSTERS MUST BE REMOVED BY THE END OF THE DAY, Wednesday, May 18th.  

AlumKnight News
Katie Wright '09 has been awarded a summer research grant to fund her continuing archaeological studies. Katie will spend the month of June in Troia, Portugal, assisting in the excavation of the largest known Roman fish-salting facility. She will then travel to Murighiol, Romania, to be part of a team excavating a Roman fortress on the Danube river.

Katie recently presented her ongoing research based on her Greek excavation experience last summer at the Loyola University Student Undergraduate Research Colloquium. She received a first place award for her presentation.

Congratulations to Olivia Young (Class of 2014) who was selected for the National Honor Society.  She is in the 10th grade at Hawbridge School. 

Annual Goodwill Challenge is wrapping up! 
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 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!

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
Please pray for Esther Orioli, sister of Mrs. Libera, as she is battling health issues.

Prayers for Hootie Sioussat's grandmother, Mary Manners who fell yesterday, severely breaking her ankle. She is awaiting surgery at ARMC.
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,

What a successful STEM Night/Science Festival we had last night! There were so many great activities and exhibits for all ages.  Now we can say we have seen genuine moon rocks and meteorites. A big thank you to all for making our Signature NC Science Festival an engaging and learning event.

Mrs. Gomez

Alamance Maker Faire
Hope to see you at the Burlington Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, April 23 at Holly Hill Mall.  Your child's habitat and work they have done for "Mission to Mars" will be on display. Come and see their creativity at work! If you help us on Saturday please do not forget to sign-up.
Grandparent/Special Friend
Last Friday we had a so many great-grandparents, grandparents and friends celebrate with us this special day.  Many thanks to Mrs. Hackman and the committee Mrs. Castelda, Mrs. McDuffie, Mrs. Carey, Mrs. Massey, Mrs. Kinsey and Mrs. Magarelli.

Middle School Honor Roll for the Third Marking Period of 2015-16. Congratulations Knights!

From the Admissions Office

2015-2016 Recruitment Events

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
The Little Knights and Kindergarten students continue their preparations to BLAST OFF to Mars!  Rocket on display at Saturday's Mini Maker Faire.  This week sixth grade buddies and our friends from Elon got in on the fun!      

The FUN never stops in Kindergarten!  Last Friday was a beautiful day so Kindergarten took their afternoon centers outside.   

Middle school students prepare their habitats for Mars!  Habitats on display this Saturday at the Mini Maker Faire.  Our students have spent countless hours researching, brainstorming, and collaborating in preparation for building their habitats.  When we make it to Mars how will be exist and survive?

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
Thank you to all of our Grandparents and Special Friends who attended our Grandparents Day Celebration last Friday.  We certainly enjoyed hosting you!


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. 
HSA (Home & School Association)
Class Party Sign Ups

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is May 2-6th.  Sign up below to provide a special treat!

BSS Athletics 
on their win over the Mebane Tennis Club!!

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.

 Spring Sports This Week:

No Tennis Practice this week due to a make-up match!

Monday, 4/18
No Sports
Talent Show Practice - 3:15-4:00
Coloring Club (Grades 4-8) - 3:15-4:15

Tuesday, 4/19   
TRACK: Elementary - Practice 3:15-4:30 at BSS
    Parent Help Needed - Please sign-up  HERE

Middle School - Practice 3:30-5:00 at the Y Track
Note - practice starts at 3:30.  
Please do not leave children unattended at the track.

BSS Animals Soccer Game
6:45 at Joe Davidson Park (Centura B)

Wednesday, 4/20  
Tennis: Match vs. Southern Alamance begins at 4:00 at The Burlington Tennis Center

Free Sports Physicals at Kernodle Clinic 
 (see above for more details)

Thursday, 4/21
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

Friday, 4/22 
Alamance County Middle School Tennis Championship, 4:00 at Southern Alamance High School  (631 Southern High School Road, Graham)

Saturday, 4/23
Alamance County Middle School Tennis Championship
Southern Alamance High School (631 Southern High School Road, Graham)
The schedule for Saturday will be determined on Friday.

Our Lady of Grace 5K Run/Walk, Relay and Doggie Dash
LOCATION:  Country Park
 3905 Nathanael Green Dr., Greensboro
DATE:  APRIL 23, 2016 
8:00 Free Kids Run
8:15 Doggie Dash and Walk
8:30 5K Relay Run and Individual Run/Walk
10:00 Awards Ceremony
Join Coach Klein and our friends at OLG for this fun event! 
More information and links to sign up can be found on their website - http://www.olg5krace.com/ 

Sunday, 4/24
TRACK: 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.

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

BSS Athletic Banquet
Thursday, May 12th
6:00 at Blessed Sacrament Church

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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