Summer Knight News



Swap Shop
The Swap Shop is currently closed for clean up and sorting.  When the Swap Shop reopens it will be located in the former Spanish classroom on the second floor. Uniform pieces will now be stored in labeled tubs and the Swap Shop open for business on certain days each month.  Our continued school growth no longer allows for a dedicated space for our Swap Shop.  Bear with us as we make the transition this summer!


Summer Help
Thank you to all of the students and families that helped recently with painting, cleaning, and moving classroom supplies.  We greatly appreciate your help!

Summer Basketball Shirts due to BSS
If your child played on the summer basketball team please make sure to return the jersey to BSS ASAP to the attention of Tara Hackman.  The jerseys will be stored for future summer teams and tournaments.


Recruitment Opportunity at the Burlington Carousel Festival
Blessed Sacrament School is participating in the 2016 Carousel Festival and we need YOUR help! We are asking faculty, students, parents, grandparents, and friends of the school to consider taking a one hour shift at our table during the weekend of the Carousel Festival.  

Shifts are available between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.  We need everyone's help to make this event a success!

Please sign up HERE to help!


Don't Miss the All School Picture!
Friday, August 26th is our annual All School Photo.  This year York Photography will take our picture and have them available to purchase.  ALL students in K-8th will wear the summer uniform that day and we request that Little Knights Preschool and PreK students wear white.


Welcome Back to School Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church
ALL students and families are invited to attend a Back to School Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church on Sunday, September 11th at 10:30am.  Fr. Paul has requested that all families that attend Blessed Sacrament Church come to the 10:30 Mass that weekend.  Students from all faith backgrounds are invited and asked to attend as well so that we can celebrate as a school family.  Students will walk in together in their school uniform.

Students who attend will receive a dress down day the following day (Monday, September 12)



Physical/ Immunizations Requirements for rising Kindergarten, 6th, or 7th Graders
If you have a rising Kindergarten, 6th or 7th grader, please review the physical/immunizations requirements for the 2016-2017 school year.

Kindergarten
- A physical is required. The NC Kindergarten Assessment Form will be mailed the week of June 13.
-Polio Vaccine the booster (4th dose) is required on or after the 4th birthday and before entering school for the first time.
-Varicella Vaccine-2 doses administered at least 28 days apart
   a) Second dose before entering school for the first time

6th or 7th Grade
-Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) -Tdap
  a) Booster dose of Tdap for individuals who have not previously received it and are entering 7th grade
      or by 12 years of age whichever comes first.
-  Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV)
   a) One dose for individuals who are entering 7th grade or by 12 years of age whichever comes first.
 
Please remember that students that do not meet the NC requirements shall have 30 days from the start of school-August 24 to meet the requirements. Any students that do not have the physical/vaccines will not be able to return to school after September 24, 2017, until the requirements have been met. If you have any questions please consult your physician. 

Summer Tutoring Available
Ms. Kelley is offering tutoring services this summer.  Please contact her at 336.269.4232 for cost and availability.  You may call or text!

2016-17 Yearbook Assistant Needed
Mrs. Kearney is looking for a yearbook assistant for the 2016-17 school year.  Mrs. Sioussat will continue taking photographs so the role of the assistant is to help with the layout and placement of the photos and and text.  The program is very self-intuitive and Mrs. Kearney will offer assistance throughout the process. Contact her at ckearney@bssknights.org with questions or to offer assistance.

Daisy Scout Opportunity
  

Save the Date for our Summer Class Gatherings!
Rising Little Knights Preschool: Play Date hosted by the Monahan family on August 4th from 10am-12pm at the BSS Little Knights play ground

Rising Little Knights PreK: Pool Party hosted by the Segura/Arce family on July 27th from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Gibsonville Swim & Racquet Club.  (738 Dick Street, Gibsonville)

Rising Kindergarten:  Play Date hosted by the Fitzgerald family on August 7th from 4:00pm-6:00pm (location TBA) 

Rising 2nd Grade: Pool Party hosted by the Weske family on Saturday, July 23rd from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at Olde Forest Racquet Club (200 Pinedale Drive, Elon)

Rising 3rd Grade: Pool Party hosted by the Andress family on Wednesday, August 3rd from 4:00pm-6:00pm at Olde Forest Racquet Club (200 Pinedale Drive, Elon)

Rising 4th Grade: Jumping Fun at Airbound Trampoline Park on Tuesday, July 26th from 11:00am-1:00pm.  (4215 Gate City Blvd, Greensboro)

Rising 7th Grade: Movie night hosted by the Dappen Family & Sioussat Family at the Dappen's home on Friday, August 5th from 6:30-9:30pm

Thank you to the Monahan family (Rising K), the McDuffie family (rising 1st), the Klein family (rising 3rd), the Ehmig/Stalek family (rising 5th), and the Young family (rising 6th/8th) for hosting wonderful events for our students and families!
Summer Reminders!
 
Paperwork Past Due!
Back to school packets went home prior to the end of the school year.  Please complete this packet and return it to Mrs. Libera ASAP.  Forms can be mailed, faxed, scanned and emailed, or dropped off in person.  You may also be printed from the links below.

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
Thursday August 11: New Family Orientation
6:00pm Little Knights Preschool & PreKindergarten
6:40pm Elementary
7:20pm Middle School

Thursday, August 18:  Building Closed-Faculty & Staff Retreat

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
2016-17 School Calendar -Updated 6.21.16
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.

The PE shirt is now available to order in the Land's End BSS School Store!



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.