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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 & Staff Appreciation Week Begins-See snack sign up in the HSA section
Coloring Club, 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Tuesday, May 3
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week-bring flowers from your gardens for your special teachers!

Wednesday, May 4
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week-See snack sign up in the HSA section

Thursday, May 5
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week-make cards for your teachers!  Don't forget our Art, Music, PE, and Spanish teachers!
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
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
Mass and May Crowning, 8:45 a.m.

Monday, May 9
Student Body Elections Campaign Week
Burlington Royals Summer Reading Presentation, 7:45 a.m.
Coloring Club, 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Tuesday, May 10
Student Body Elections Campaign Week
IgKNIGHTing Young Minds Series-"Australian Animals", 9:20 a.m. for PS-8th grade
Spring Sing, 7:00 p.m. at Williams High School-SEE IMPORTANT DETAILS BELOW!

Wednesday, May 11
Student Body Elections Campaign Week
First & Second Grade Field Trip to the NC Zoo
Faculty & Staff Meeting, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 12
Student Body Elections Campaign Week
Athletic Banquet, 6:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church

Friday, May 13
Student Body Elections Campaign Week
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Kindergarten Orientation, 1:30 p.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!

ALL students need to arrive at WWHS by 6:00 pm that night!  Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Spradlin would like to do a walk-through on stage (closed to the public), and then doors will open to everyone at 6:30. 

Since students cannot have a dress rehearsal at the site, it is vital that everyone is there - but especially anyone with a special part!
Knight News
Knight Honor Code Recipients
Congratulations to our seventh grader Jessica Tinervia and eighth grader Xavian Hall for their recent Knight Honor Code Awards.  Great job Knights!

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.

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.  

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 remember in your prayers all the children in our school and church community that will receive First Communion this weekend.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,
This Saturday, at the Alamance Maker Faire, our school was a shining star. There were many compliments about the habitats but what really impressed them (feedback as they left) was how much the students knew about Mars.  A big thank to Mrs. Ehmig for a successful STEM event. Keep spreading the word about our awesome school.

Mrs. Gomez
Talent Show
The school was treated this afternoon to the talents of our MS students. It is always wonderful to see our students share their talents with us. Join us at 6:30 tonight for another performance. We want to thank Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. Daniel for volunteering and coordinating the show. 
Superhero Day
Don't forget that BSS will be celebrating National Superhero Day tomorrow, Thursday, April 28. Students can come to school dressed as their favorite superhero. There is some superhero in all of us!


Correction-Noah Goodman should have been listed last week on the A Honor Roll.
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
Check out the link below for various photos from the Burlington Mini Maker Faire!

The rocket has returned from Mars!  Little Knights can now explore and play!  

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
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 
Alamance County Middle School Tennis 

Spring Sports This Week:
Parent Help Is Needed for the PECSAA Track Meet on Friday 
Please sign-up  HERE!

Wednesday, 4/27  
No Sports

Thursday, 4/28
GOLF:  Practice: 3:30-5:00 at Shamrock Golf Club (1722 Shamrock Drive, Burlington)
Players must bring their own clubs.
Friday, 4/29 
PECSAA Track Meet  Friday, April 29th at 5:00 at Bishop McGuinness High School  (1725 NC Highway 66 South, Kernersville)
SIGN-UP to help!

Coming Up:

Elementary Track: End of Season Party
Tuesday, 5/3/16 at BSS
(No change of clothes is needed.)
We need parents to bring snacks and drinks.  
Please let Coach Klein know if you can help out.
 Parents are welcome to join the fun!
Pick up time is 4:00!

Spring Sports Pep Rally
Thursday, 5/5/16
2:15 at BSS

BSS Athletic Banquet
Thursday, 5/12/16
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)

Jr. Villains Football
Interested in middle school football?  All rising 6th, 7th & 8th grade students at the Catholic Schools listed below are our priority for developing the team.  We are looking for students from Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Our Lady of Grace School, Our Lady of Mercy School, St. Leo the Great School, St. Pius X School and
Blessed Sacrament School.

We have three goals for our program:  
1. To provide the opportunity for our local 6th, 7th & 8th grade students to learn and play football in fun and disciplined environment.
2. To give our players the opportunity to be introduced to the Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School football program.  
3. To better prepare our players for the high school football experience.
Our core principles are:
1. To foster Christian ideals and sportsmanship.
2. To recognize each player as an individual and to develop him to his highest po-tential.
3. To teach basic skills, develop individual talents and foster teamwork.

For more information or questions on registration please contact Kerry Graves atchameleongak@gmail.com


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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Under the Federal Child Nutrition Program and USDA policy, discrimination is prohibited under the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. 

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