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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
Field Day T-shirt Orders Due!
CLUB KNIGHT AFTER SCHOOL CLOSES AT 5PM!
Student Body Elections Campaign Week
IgKNIGHTing Young Minds Series-"Australian Animals", 9:00 a.m. for PS-8th grade
Spring Sing, 7:00 p.m. at Williams High School-SEE IMPORTANT DETAILS BELOW about student arrival time!

Wednesday, May 11
Student Body Elections Campaign Week
First & Second Grade Field Trip to the NC Zoo

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
Fifth Grade DARE Day in the Park
Mass, 8:45 a.m. (Last Mass at the school for this school year)
Kindergarten Orientation, 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 14
Blessed Sacrament Church Second Collection designated for BSS

Sunday, May 15
Blessed Sacrament Church Second Collection designated for BSS



Club Knight Kick Off to Summer Star Wars Camp 
Register HERE!  Club Knight is offering an awesome kick off to summer with a week of camp May 31st-June 3rd.








May is a very busy month so be sure to check the BSS Google Calendar for the most up to date information!  Please read all emails, newsletters, and notes from your child's teachers.  




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 Revised 5.4.16 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.  Thanks so much for quickly returning t-shirt order forms to Mrs. Spradlin!  

Middle school students need to arrive at Williams High School at 4:30 p.m. dressed for the performance and with a snack.  Third and fourth grade students should arrive at 5:30 p.m. dressed for the performance and with a snack. Preschool through second grade students should arrive dressed at 6:00 p.m. and no snack is needed.

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
Encouraging Literacy Skills
Sixth grader Anna Hirose was invited to Andrews Elementary school to encourage Hispanic students to develop literacy skills in their first language, as well as, their second language.  We are so proud of Anna for sharing this important message in our community.  Anna who was born in Japan speak fluent Japanese and studies at the Japanese school in Raleigh.  



Burlington Boys Choir Concert featuring BSS Fourth Grader
The Burlington Boys Choir performs next Saturday night in concert at Macdedonia Lutheran Church (421 W. Front Street, Burlington).  The concert is free and donations are accepted.  Refreshments following the event.  Blessed Sacrament School fourth grader, Karsten Palmer, is a member of the group and invites everyone to attend!

Student Volunteer
Sixth grader Shane Flaherty volunteered today at the Alamance Benevolent Club's spring picnic.  He served lunch to autistic children from local schools.  Great job serving the community Shane!




Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Parents, grandparents, and students we are overwhelmed with your generosity this week!  Thank you for the delicious food, beautiful flowers, and expressions of love and appreciation.  We have the very best families here at BSS!

A special thank you to Mrs. Kelly Brasington for organizing this week for us!

It's a great day to be a Knight!  The faculty and staff of Blessed Sacrament School


Field Day T-shirt Forms Coming Home Today!
Parents this week the Field Day T-Shirt Order Form will be sent home.  Field Day t-shirts are a tradition at BSS and each class has their own color which helps keep them all together.  ALSO the Middle School Students will wear them on their Field Trip.  We are on a tight time line with the T-shirt Company this year and we need ALL order forms turned in by next Tuesday, May 10th (no late orders will be excepted.

If you filled out the One Form than it is notated on your form.  If we are missing a size or payment it is highlighted on your form.  Parents please send back the completed forms, even it is already filled out.

The 8th grade T-shirts are $15.00 so if you prepaid you still will owe an additional $5.00 as it is noted on there!
Thank You!  Mrs. Jennifer Lee

Field Day Fun! 
Hello Parents!
It is already May and Field Day 2016 is quickly approaching! I am looking for volunteers to help out with set up, supervision, and take down at Field Day on May 24th. If you are able to help, please email me at cegg@bssknights.org and I will find a place for you! Thank you for your support of BSS and our annual Field Day!
Coach Eggleston

AlumKnight to Star in Mulan Jr
AlumKnight Amelia Arcaro-Burbridge stars in The Burlington School's production of "Mulan Jr." this weekend.  Shows are at the Paramount Theater May 6th & 7th at 7:00 p.m. and May 8th at 2:00 p.m. and attendees can call 222.TIXS to purchase tickets.  Break a leg, Amelia!


Bishop McGuinness News
A group of Bishop McGuinness students from the Model United Nations team were invited to attend a luncheon at the Grandover Resort sponsored by The Institute of World Politics. The bi-partisan event featured a discussion on national security and international affairs by Ambassador James Woolsey, former Director of the C.I.A. and Dr. John Lenczowski former Director of European and Soviet Affairs as well as a member of the National Security Council. The students were excited to meet and spend time with both presenters.

Congratulations to Bishop senior, Logan Smith who has been selected as the lone recipient of the Trinity Scholarship at Duke University. This prestigious award recognizes  Logan for her outstanding academic and extra-curricular accomplishments and allows her full tuition, room, board, books, fees as well as funding for a summer experience. The scholarship value over four years is $275,000.

Save the Date Rising Sixth-Eighth Graders and Parents
Mark your calendars for the Bishop sponsored Catholic Middle School Mash-Up coming September 16, 2016. This fun filled event will be held before our own Bishop Homecoming Football Game. Students in 6-8th grades are invited! Details to come!

  
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 3 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
     
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Shop with AmazonSmile and Amazon will make a donation to Blessed Sacrament School/Church.  Visit the SITE for details!
Prayer Requests
Please pray for the Gilmore family, as they mourn the passing of Carrie Gilmore, a close friend of Mrs. Ehmig. 
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Parents,

Teacher Appreciation Week is a great way to start the month of May.  Thank you for all the great snacks and the beautiful flowers that were delivered to all of us on Tuesday. The faculty and staff deeply appreciated your thoughtfulness in making each day very special.

Mrs. Gomez



May Crowning
This Friday, May 6, we celebrate May Crowning. In the Catholic Faith, during the month of May, we honor Mary, the Mother of Jesus.  During the May Crowning, a crown of flowers is placed on a statue of Mary which signifies that Mary is Queen of Heaven and the Mother of Jesus. Please join us on Friday during Mass at 8:45 for the May Crowning.
 
2nd Collection
The last 2nd collection for the 2015-2016 school year will be the weekend of May 14-15. Students will be lectors, ushers, and be part of the offertory procession.   We are asking the students to wear their uniforms to Mass.
 
Spring Sing
Next Tuesday, May 10 is our annual Spring Sing at Williams High School. Hope to see there for "A Night of Broadway with Blessed Sacrament School." 

Summer Reading
Our faculty is actively preparing summer reading selections.  Watch the May 18th Knight Chronicle for summer reading assignments.

Eighth Grade Graduation 2016
All are welcome!
 


From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Summer Class Gatherings
Please contact the Admissions Office if you are willing to serve as host or hostess this summer for a class play date or movie night!  This play date can be at the school playground or a local park and the movie night at BSS.  I'll provide the snack and beverages if you'll serve as the friendly and welcoming face of the event!  I'm looking for hosts or hostesses for preschool through third grade lay dates and 4th grade through 8th grade movie nights.  Email thackman@bssknights.org for questions or to set a date!


Kindergarten Orientation-Don't forget to RSVP!
Friday, May 13 from 1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.




Corporate Sponsor Opportunities!
BSS offers great opportunities through our Corporate/Small Business Sponsorship Program for businesses to receive special recognition at our school and our events!  Do you own a business, work for a business, or know of a business that is a great fit for our program?  If so, share the information linked below!
 
Banners, message boards, BSS website, weekly Knight Chronicle, yearbook, auction/gala booklet and the all-important Wednesday envelope to parents from teachers plus the daily planners are just a few of the opportunities we offer for advertising and marketing your business.  
  
Please check the linked sponsor information from our website site....we would like to add your business name and logo to our sponsor list!  
 
As a reminder: BSS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity and donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Please contact your financial advisor if you have questions about sponsorship donations.
 
Let's get together and discuss the benefits of our Corporate/Small Business Sponsorship Program at BSS by contacting Tara Hackman at 336-570-0019 or thackman@bssknights.org.

Classroom Connections
2016 Super Hero Day


  
     
 
  
 Kindergarten Field Trip to the Museum of Life and Science
 

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)
A huge thank you to our 2015-16 HSA Board and Committee members!  Your dedication, hard work, and support is critical to the success of our school.

HSA Board Members 2015/2016

President:                                      Lisa Waldmann
Secretary:                                      Teri Rooks
Treasurer:                                      Teri Rooks
Community Service:                     Dee Evans  
Head Room Parent:                     Kelly Brasington
Scrip:                                              Pat Libera
Oktoberfest:                                   Rebecca Wetter and Rebecca Wieting
Auction:                                          Jamey Cabell
Clean Sweep Chair:                    Open Position
Box tops:                                        Carrie Daniels
Landscaping:                                Shelly Pilversack, Jennifer Klein
IgKNIGHTing Young Minds:       Sarah Kimrey
Uniform Swap:                              Carrie Daniels
Family Dine Out:                           Rebecca Wetter
Hospitality:                                     HSA Committee
Family Fun:                                    Kelley Carrigan
B & N Book Fair:                           Jennifer Lewis & Kristin Marino
Scholastic Book Fair:                    Victoria Viola and Danica Kelso
Church Liaison:                             Terri Rooks

We will announce our 2016-17 HSA Board, Committee Chairs, and any open positions later this month!  Contact Lisa Waldmann at wheezerjack@gmail.com to become involved with HSA.

Class Party Sign Ups

BSS Athletics 
Oh What a KNIGHT.......

PECSAA Track Meet 2016

 



CONGRATULATIONS to all our JUMPERS, RUNNERS and our amazing 
SCREAM TEAM!!!!

THANK YOU to all the parents who helped make this such a wonderful meet!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to
Coach Klein, Coach Rugh, and Ms. Kelley for
all your hard work!!!!

Spring Sports Pep Rally
Thursday, 5/5/16;  
2:15 at BSS
Spring athletes may wear the blue Knights Athletics shirt to school on Thursday. 
 If you turned yours in, please wear your PE shirt.
Softball players who turned in their uniform shirt may pick it up in Mrs. Bost's room on Thursday.

No Golf This Week Due to the Middle School Dance
Remaining Golf dates - 5/12, 5/19, 5/26

BSS Athletic Banquet 
for all athletes and their families
Thursday, 5/12/16
6:00 at Blessed Sacrament Church
Come celebrate our fantastic year in sports!
All athletes will be recognized.  
(Elementary athletes will be first on the agenda so they can leave early since it will be such a long evening.)
Potluck Dinner - click HERE to RSVP 
and sign-up to bring a dish. 
We'll also need help with set-up and clean-up.



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)

Stay Alert PoochPad Basketball Jamboree to Feature Many PECSAA Players
The Stay Alert PoochPad Basketball Tournament at Bishop McGuinness Catholic HS May 15 will feature many 5th and 6th grade basketball players from St. Pius X, Our Lady of Mercy, St. Leo's, Immaculate Heart of Mary, and Blessed Sacrament.  The tournament includes The NC Spartans, The Gate City Warriors, The Twin City Jazz,  Paul Brown Academy and others.  The tournament will take place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday, May 15.  All proceeds will go to the Bishop McGuinness Villains Booster Club.  Concessions is available as well.  For questions about the tournament schedule email Jeff Stoller at js@bmhs.us.

BSS fifth grader Luke Andress will compete in the tournament with the NC Spartans AAU team.

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.

GOALS & PRINCIPLES
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



GO KNIGHTS!!!

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. 

If you wish to file a Civil Rights complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complain Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html , or at any USDA office, or call 866.632.9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410, by fax 202.690.7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800.877.8339; or 800.845.6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 
 

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