Important End of Year Dates & Reminders

Field Day is TOMORROW and everyone is looking forward to a wonderful day together! Parents and grandparents are invited to join us for Field Day festivities.  You will find a schedule for your child(ren)'s class below.  
Boys may wear swim shorts and girls may wear bathing suits under their shirts and shorts. Tuesday's weather looks sunny so please apply sunscreen before drop off that morning.  School dismisses at noon on Tuesday and there is Club Knight After School Care available (students must bring a bag lunch).
Volunteers are needed! Please help us set up early tomorrow (arrive around 7:15 a.m.), assist with the drink tent, and help with clean up.  Sign up HERE!
Kindergarten JAM!  Don't forget the Annual Kindergarten JAM (Juice and Muffins) Sale tomorrow morning.  All proceeds support Make A Wish!

It's J.A.M. time!  Kindergarten will begin measuring, mixing, baking and packaging muffins Monday afternoon with the help of parents and grandparents.

Come and help support our fundraiser this Tuesday morning between 7:15 and 7:45 for Juice And Muffins.  A variety of muffins are offered including chocolate chip, triple berry, blueberry and many more. You can purchase one muffin and one cup of juice for only $!.  Muffins will be available for sale curbside if you want to pick up for your friends and family.  We also accept donations.  All money collected will be donated to Make-A-Wish foundation to help children have their wish come true.  (Parents donated the muffin mix and ingredients and teachers donated the juice.)

Monday, May 23
Dress Down Day for Summer Birthdays
Staff Meeting, 3:15 p.m.

Tuesday, May 24
Kindergarten J.A.M. (Juice and Muffin sale to support Make-A-Wish Foundation), 7:30 a.m.
Field Day
Early Dismissal at 12:00 p.m. (Club Knight available until 6:00 p.m.)
Faculty & Staff lunch with Eighth Grade
Fifth Grade Annual Class Pool Party, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at Olde Forest Racquet Club

Wednesday, May 25
Third Grade Field Trip to the Times-News & Lunch Downtown
Fifth Grade Social Studies Hawaiian Luau, details in 5/18 parent letter
Eighth Grade Mass, Graduation, and Awards, 6:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church 

Our entire Blessed Sacrament School community is invited to celebrate Mass and Eighth Grade Graduation.  Students who choose to attend will sit with their family.  

Thursday, May 26
Little Knights End of Year Celebration, at Burlington City Park (Last day for Little Knights)
Kindergarten Graduation and Reception, students should arrive to the classroom at 9:30 a.m. and Graduation begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. (Last day for Kindergarten)
Kindergarten Graduation Cook Out at the home of Aaron, Jennifer, and Leah Rose
First & Second Grade End of Year Ice Cream Sundae Party, 1:00 p.m.
Third Grade Mad Science End of Year Party, 1:00 p.m. in the Elementary Science Lab
Fourth Grade "Lawn Games" End of Year Party, 1:00 p.m. at the home of Mary Klein
Middle School Outside Fun & Sundae Bar End of Year Party, 1:00 p.m. on the back lawn

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-students are to wear their school uniform
Students being dropped off for Mass and awards should arrive no later than 8:15 a.m. and pick up is no later than 11:00 a.m. at the church. 
Fourth Grade Bake Sale to Support the Gilmore Family, immediately following awards in the Gathering Space

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!

Save the Date for our Summer Class Gatherings!
Thank you to the families who have committed to hosting summer play dates, pool parties, and movie nights!  Contact Tara Hackman if you'd like to host a summer event.  This is a great way to introduce our new students to their classmates and keep our current students connected over the summer!

These events can be at the school playground or a local park and the movie night at BSS.  I'll provide the snacks 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 play dates and 4th grade through 8th grade movie nights.  Email for questions or to set a date!

Class invites will be sent with dates, time, and location soon!
Rising Kindergarten:  Play Date TBA/Hosted by Beth & Michael Fitzgerald and a Play Date TBA/Hosted by 
Rising 1st Grade: Saturday, July 16th at 10:00 a.m./Hosted by Jennifer & David McDuffie
Rising 2nd Grade: Saturday, July 23rd from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at Olde Forest Racquet Club/Hosted by Chris & Jeni Weske
Rising 3rd Grade: Play Date TBA/Hosted by Jennifer Klein and a TBA Pool Party hosted by Lilly Andress
Rising 6th Grade: Movie Night Date TBA/Hosted by Angie & Kevin Young at their home
Rising 8th Grade: Movie Night Date TBA/Hosted by Angie & Kevin Young at their home 
Summer Reminders!
Paperwork Due Friday, June 10th!
Back to school packets will go home this Wednesday.  Please complete this packet and return it to Mrs. Libera in the office by Friday, June 10.  Forms can be mailed, faxed, scanned and emailed, or dropped off in person.  You may also be printed from the links below.

A hard copy of this paperwork will be in your child's Wednesday envelope.

2016-17 Internet Use Policy (Preschool-8th Grade)

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.  
2016 Summer Reading Assignments

Save the Date
DATE TBA: New Family Orientation

Friday, August 19: Back to School Pool Party, 6:00 p.m. at Olde Forest Racquet Club

Monday, August 22: Little Knights Back to School Play Date, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Unpack, Peek, and Connect for students in grades K-8th from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
HSA Volunteer Fair, from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 24: First Day of School
HSA Back to School Parent Breakfast, 7:45 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
2016-2017 Information
MyHotLunchBox school lunch program
2016-17 Uniform Guidelines--NEW UPDATES for 2016-17!
How to order uniforms from Land's End

Uniform Updates for the 2016-17 School Year
You asked and we answered!  After countless parent requests to make Land's End our vendor for the PE Uniform, we are excited to announce that our PE uniform shirt is now only available through Land's End.  We will now have a shirt that stays looking new, longer.  PE shorts are also available in the LE store.  PE shorts must be plain navy athletic shorts.

The Blessed Sacrament sweatshirt and hoodie is no longer an option in the school uniform.  For the 2016-17 school year ONLY the 8th grade class may wear the BSS sweatshirt or hoodie.

The Land's End PE shirt does qualify for free logo promotions.

ONLY middle school students may wear their previous year's Field Day shirt on one of their PE days with the gold shirt worn on the other PE day. Elementary students always wear their gold PE shirt.

Middle School Chorus students will need black pants and a white button down (boys) or a black skirt and white blouse (girls).  Students will need this outfit throughout the fall and spring for performances and competitions.