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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

Monday, May 16
Student body campaign speeches due to Mrs. Kearney for approval
Third Grade Field Trip to the Police Station & Fire Station, 9:00 a.m.
Coloring Club, 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, May 18
Lunch provided to ALL students by Fr. Paul
Student Body Election Campaign speeches presented, 8:00 a.m.
Student Body Elections, 9:00 a.m. (results announced by end of day)
Yearbook Signing Party, 2:05 p.m. (Yearbooks are Sold Out!)
Faculty & Staff Meeting, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 19
Eighth Grade Field Trip to NASA Langley & Williamsburg

Friday, May 20
Fifth-Eighth Grade Field Trip to Busch Gardens
Third Grade Field Trip to Morehead Planetarium

Monday, May 23
Dress Down for Students with Summer Birthdays
Kindergarten JAM preparation, 12:30 p.m.
Staff Meeting, 3:15 p.m.

Tuesday, May 24
Kindergarten J.A.M. (Juice and Muffin sale to support Make-A-Wish Foundation)
Field Day
Early Dismissal at 12:00 p.m. (Club Knight available until 6:00 p.m.)
Faculty & Staff lunch with Eighth Grade, 12:15 p.m.
Fifth Grade End of Year Pool Party, 1:00 p.m. at Olde Forest Racquet Club

Wednesday, May 25
All School Dress Down
Third Grade Field Trip to the Times-News & Lunch Downtown
Eighth Grade Mass, Graduation, and Awards, 6:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church (Last day for Eighth Grade)

Thursday, May 26
Little Knights End of Year Celebration, at Burlington City Park (Last day for Little Knights), 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Kindergarten Graduation and Reception, 10:00 a.m. (Last day for Kindergarten)
Kindergarten Graduation Celebration & Cook Out, 12:30 p.m. at the home of Jennifer, Aaron, and Leah Rose

Friday, May 27
Last day of school for students in First-Seventh Grade!
Mass and End of Year Awards, 8:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church

Monday, May 30
Building closed for Memorial Day 

Tuesday, May 31-Friday, June 3
Club Knight Kick Off to Summer Star Wars Camp.  Register HERE!

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.  

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.

Summer Office Hours
Summer office hours begin June 6th and end August 16th.  During this time the school office is open from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  
Knight News
2016 May Crowning Mass

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 ceggleston@bssknights.org and I will find a place for you! Thank you for your support of BSS and our annual Field Day!
Coach Egglesto

Student Council Election Details
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 Monday, 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.
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Prayer Requests
Please continue remembering Mrs. Koury in your prayers. 
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Parents,

Last night's Spring Sing Show wonderful! Each class sang their hearts out, and all were great performers.  A big thank you to Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Spradlin for always bringing out the best in our students.  It was an enchanting evening for all.

Mrs. Gomez
Athletic Banquet
I am looking forward to seeing many of you at our athletic banquet on Thursday night at 6:00 at the church. What a great way to celebrate our athletes and our athletic season.
Pizza Day
Father Paul will be treating the students to pizza on Wednesday, May 18. Yum!
2nd Collection at Masses
The last 2nd collection for the 2015-2016 school year will this 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.

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

Classroom Connections
Principal Gomez and Principal for the Day Fitzgerald oversee the Little Nights Butterfly release.

Little Knights enjoying more time with their butterflies!
HSA IgKNIGHTing Young Minds Series-"Australian Animals"

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)

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 
The BSS Athletics year is quickly coming to a close.
 Please join us for the Athletic Banquet on Thursday!

There will be Golf this week, 3:30-5:00 at Shamrock Golf Course.  
The remaining Golf dates are 5/12, 5/19 and 5/26.

Please return all  Knights Athletics shirts and any other BSS athletic uniforms to Mrs. Bost or Ms. Kelley by this Friday!  

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 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.

Bishop McGuinness Basketball Camp
Each summer Coach Josh Thompson and the Bishop McGuinness Basketball Program host their annual basketball camps. Coach Thompson is a State Championship winning and USA Youth Basketball certified coach and has been running camps for over 12 years. 

The goals of Bishop Basketball camps are that each camper leaves a better player (IMPROVE) and enjoys himself throughout the week (HAVE FUN). Camp is open to any boy in grades (rising) 3rd-8th. Cost is $150 and camp runs Monday-Friday from 9 AM- 2 PM daily.

There will be 2 camps this summer. Session 1 is June 20-24 and Session 2 is July 11-15To register for camp, click THIS link or email Coach Thompson atjoshthompson33@gmail.com

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.

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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