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Thursday, September 15th
Middle School Dance, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at BSS

Friday, September 16th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
BSS Tennis vs Burlington Christian Academy, 4:00 p.m. at the Burlington Tennis Center (1402 Overbrook Road, Burlington)
Bishop McGuinness High School Middle School Mashup (6th-8th grades), See details below

Saturday, September 17th
BSS at the Burlington Carousel Festival (Sign Up HERE to help!)
BSS Volleyball vs SPX, 9:30 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic School (2200 N. Elm Street, Greensboro)
BSS Volleyball vs SLS, 11:00 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic School

Sunday, September 18th
BSS at the Burlington Carousel Festival (Sign Up HERE to help!)

Monday, September 19th
Diocesan Professional Development Day, No School
Club Knight Day Camp Available (Registration form HERE)

Wednesday, September 21
4th Grade Field Trip to Farm to Table, Cedarock Park
BSS Soccer vs BCA, 4:00 p.m. at BSS

Thursday, September 22
HSA Family Dinner at TBA
BSS Volleyball vs BCA & KHS, 4:00 p.m. at Burlington Christian Academy (621 E. 6th Street, Burlington)

Friday, September 23
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
BSS Tennis vs Turrentine, 4:00 p.m. at the Burlington Tennis Center

Saturday, September 24
BSS Volleyball vs SPX, 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School (1922 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem)
BSS Volleyball vs OLM, 12:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School

Sunday, September 25
HSA Curb Appeal Committee Work Day, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at BSS  
Sign up HERE to help!

Knight News
Congratulations Multiplication Master
A big congratulations to our first Third Grade Multiplication Master of the school year, Timmy Klein!  Great job knowing those math facts!

The Big Reveal!
Unveiling our 2016-17 All School Photo was a big hit at Monday's morning meeting!  Look how much we've grown!

Purchase your own 8 x 10 copy of the All School Photo
Look for an order form in today's yellow envelope.  Photos are only $10!

Cross Country Club in need of water stops
BSS parents or friends of BSS if you live within 1 1/2 miles of the school and are willing to be an occasional water stop for our cross country club please contact Jennifer Klein at jennietuckklein@aol.com or 336.266.4776.  You do not have to be home to support our group with a water stop!

LAST CALL! Club Knight Day Camp-Monday, September 19th
School is closed Monday, September 19th so that our faculty may attend a Diocesan Professional Development Day in Raleigh.  Club Knight is open all day with a fun-filled fall camp.  Register your child HERE.
Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders
Morning Drop Off:  This year two parent volunteers, Mr. Felix Cartas, Mrs. Nora Kafer, and Ms. Mariela Cruz, join Coach Eggleston out front to assist with student drop off. Please remember that students are only to exit the car on the right side.  Car doors must not open into the street as it is not safe for students to exit the car this way since a car may be passing you on the left.  

Students are not to be dropped off at the sidewalk in the school parking lot.  If you enter the parking lot it is to park and accompany your student into the building.  Any other student drop off must take place at the front sidewalk with the adults.  

Afternoon Pick Up: Our faculty and staff work to ensure that afternoon pick up moves as smoothly, safely, and quickly as possible.  In order for this to be possible, we ask the following:
1. ALL cars must have a car sign in place on the rear view mirror.  Car signs were distributed at Unpack and Peek or sent home the first day if you did not attend Unpack and Peek.
2. Students may no longer be picked up at the dismissal door.  If you and your child are walking home please stand out at the front side walk in eyesight of the faculty member at the dismissal door.

No cars will exit the parking lot on to Hillcrest Avenue until the dismissal line is complete.  Thank you for assisting us with these safety concerns!

Monday Morning Coffee
Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of BSS meet us for coffee Monday mornings at The Blend!  Join us beginning at 7:30 a.m. for a complimentary small coffee and conversation.  

Each week is sponsored by one of our BSS Corporate Sponsors. The Blend is located in downtown Burlington at 127 E. Front Street, Burlington.

What a great turn out at this week's Monday Morning Coffee!!  Thanks to everyone that came by and a special thanks to Palmer Generator for this week's sponsorship. There is no school next Monday so we return on Monday, September 26 to The Blend for coffee sponsored by Troutman Family Dentistry.

Middle School in need!
Please consider a donation of cards and card games to our middle school for indoor recess.  These sets do not need to be new but we do ask that they contain a full deck.  Thank you! 

Middle School Art Supply List-thank you!
Mrs. Toland would like to express her thanks and appreciation for all of the donations to the Middle School Art program!  It makes a huge difference knowing she has what she needs for class.
There is one last request and that is the 12 pieces of PVC tubing (any diameter less than 3 inches is fine) cut into 12 inch lengths.

Middle School Mash Up
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School
Friday, September 16, 2016
5:30-7 p.m.
Krispy Kreme Gymnasium

There will be carnival style games, music, prizes and knock out contest.Every middle school student will receive a T-Shirt and free admission to the BMHS Homecoming football game vs. South Stokes. 
We would also like to extend an invitation to all families to join us for our Homecoming Parking Lot Party during the Mash Up. Pack your own picnic or enjoy dinner from local food trucks. 

Immaculata School Presents SCREENAGERS
Friday, September 23rd at 6:30 p.m.
We are thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time.  
Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span?  Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids' development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.

Fall Conferences
Conferences are Wednesday, November 9 from 4:00p.m.-7:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 10 from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. with your child's teacher(s).  A parent must attend the conference in order to pick up your child's report card.

Please choose a time on this sign up that works with your schedule.  Preschool-4th grade conferences will be in the classroom and middle school conferences will be held in the second floor library.

Need a babysitter?  Need a pet sitter?
Olivia and Samantha Young are a great choice!  You can use one or both for your needs.  
Samantha is currently an 8th grader at Blessed Sacrament School. Olivia Young is a BSS alumni.  We are both certified Red Cross babysitters and are looking for jobs! If you are interested in their service, contact Angie Young at 919-491-1910. We look forward to helping you and watching your child/children or pets!! 
Thank you, Samantha and Olivia Young. 

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Prayer Requests
Prayers requested for Kaleb Strunk, Pre K, as he undergoes oral surgery this Thursday.

Please pray for Mama Sue, mother of Mrs. Bilson.
Please pray for our faculty/staff as we travel to Raleigh on Monday, September 19, to the Diocesan Professional Development Day. 
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

Thank you for your presence at Mass this past Sunday. The parishioners love to see the students. This weekend is the Burlington Carousel Festival. We have a booth "Under the Trees." Please stop by and say hello!

Mrs. Gomez
Learning Opportunity
Today, Polly, the therapy dog, came to listen to our 1st and 2nd Grade read. This summer she was part of "Paws for Reading Program" sponsored by May Memorial Library. What a great reading opportunity for our students!

Thank You
Thank you for your cooperation during drop-off and dismissal. Please remember to drive slowly in our parking lot as we have many preschoolers walking in with their parents. Please refrain from parking in the emergency lane.
Proctors Needed
If you have some time and will like to help proctor the 3rd and 4th grade classes during our Iowa Assessments from September 26-29, please contact Mrs. Gomez. Please remember you cannot proctor your child's class.  Thank you for volunteering!

Town Hall Follow Up
Thank you to everyone who attended our Town Hall Meeting and Back to School Night last week.  We had a great crowd!  Below is the link to the power point and we encourage you to set an appointment with Mrs. Gomez, Mrs. Ehmig, or Mrs. Hackman for further detail and review of what was discussed.
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Monday Morning Coffee

It's Time for Twos!
Our successful Time for Twos program is back for another year.  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.

Time for Twos meets on Tuesdays for two 12-weeks sessions, one in the Fall (September to December) and one Winter/Spring (January to March). The 45-minute meetings are led by Program Director, Jill Zang Glenn.  Each child must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or caregiver

A typical meeting includes an art project, free play, story and music.

Session 1: September 27th/October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th/November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd,/December 6th, 13th

Session 2:  January 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st/February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th/March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Contact the admissions office at 336.570.0019 or thackman@bssknights.org to register your child.

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 September 17th and 18th.

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!  

Classroom Connections
Nobel Prize Winner to speak at Blessed Sacrament School
Renowned Scientist Dr. Oliver Smithies will speak to middle school students  on Friday, September 23rd from 1:20 p.m. until 2:05 p.m. in our multi-purpose room.  All are invited to hear Dr. Smithies speak about his research and accomplishments. 

Oliver Smithies,  is a British-born American scientist who, with Mario R. Capecchi and Sir Martin J. Evans, won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for developing gene targeting, a technology used to create animal models of human diseases in mice. While researching gene therapy as a method for treating hereditary diseases, Smithies uncovered the work that Evans had been doing on the embryonic stem cells of mice. Using a sample obtained from Evans, he demonstrated that targeted removal or alteration of genes within the stem cells allowed for the controlled manipulation of the mouse genome. In 1991 Smithies created a "knockout mouse"-so named because one of its genes had been experimentally replaced or "knocked out"-that accurately modeled human cystic fibrosis.

Dr. Smithies is continuing his research to this day at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Mondays Rock in Preschool with Mrs. Greeson and Mrs. Spradlin!

Third Grade Logs On!
Mrs. Bost introduced the Chromebooks last week to her third graders.  Tthird graders will use the Chromebooks throughout the week as an enhancement to their daily curriculum.
HSA (Home & School Association)

The HSA Board and Chairs will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 3:15 pm and ALL parents are welcome at these meetings.  Meetings are held in the conference room on the second floor.  The next meeting is Tuesday, October 4th.

Curb Appeal Committee Work Day
The first Curb Appeal work date is Sunday, September 25 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. here at the school.  Bring your family out and help us make our school continue to shine!  

Curb appeal will be teaming up with James Steffen to help him finish the final stages of his Eagle Scout Project which is the outdoor garden near the preschool playground. We will help plant ground cover, prepare for grass seeding and move current raised beds. Please sign up to help!

Sign up HERE to help.

Class Party Sign Ups

News from the Barnes & Noble Book Fair Co-Chairs
"Save the date" for Wednesday, November 16th for our annual Barnes & Noble Book Fair!  This event is a fun family night out, and BSS would greatly appreciate the support of parents and friends. 

The Fall Box Tops Classroom Collection Competition is happening now!  Clip those box tops and support BSS!

Monday, October 3rd is the last day to turn in BoxTops for the Fall collection contest. 

Each week there will be a classroom winner and an individual winner. Be sure to label your BoxTops with your child's name and teacher's name.

This Week's Classroom Winner is FIRST GRADE!  This week's individual winner is Emily Corradini!  Keep clipping!

BSS Athletics 
Fall Sports Information 
Soccer (5th-8th grade): Practice on Monday & Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the BSS field
Coaches: Elon student Grace Robertson and Andy Armstrong

Volleyball (5th-8th grade): 
Practice on Tuesday (JV 3:30-4:30 p.m. and Varsity 4:30-5:30 p.m..) at The Burlington School Davis Street campus.  The team will walk together.
Practice on Thursday (JV from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Varsity from 4:30-5:30
p.m.) at Burlington Sporting Goods.  
2016 PECSAA Volleyball Schedule.  Check the school's Google Calendar for non-league games.
Coaches: Jennifer Lee and Rodney Amick  

Tennis(5th-8th grade): Practice on Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Burlington Tennis Center.  Matches are on Friday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. at BTC, Alamance Country Club, and Olde Forest Racquet Club.
Practice begins TODAY
Fall Tennis Schedule and Rules of Play HERE
Paperwork due to Coach Eggleston by Friday is HERE
Coaches: Tim Hackman and Chad Brasington 

Cross Country (4th-8th grade and must be able to run a mile without stopping and have the maturity to run on the sidewalks/streets): 
Team will run on Mondays immediately following dismissal and pick up is 4:30 p.m. on the back. field.Training begins Monday, August 29th and runs through Monday, November 14th.  We will run weather permitting.
Coaches: Jennifer Klein, Keith Rugh, and Tara Hackman

BSS parents or friends of BSS if you live within 1 1/2 miles of the school and are willing to be an occasional water stop for our cross country club please contact Jennifer Klein at jennietuckklein@aol.com or 336.266.4776.  You do not have to be home to support our group with a water stop!

Running Club (K-8th grade): Club will run on Mondays September 12th and concluding October 31st.
3:15-3:30 Change for running club
3:30-4:15 Running Club
4:15-4:30 Snacks/Free Play
4:30 Pick up
Coaches: Jamey Cabell and Katie LaPlante
Parent volunteers are needed to make running club a success!  Please contact Coach Cabell at jamey.cabell@gmail.com if you are able to assist at any or all practices.

Thank you!
Coach Eggleston

Upcoming Games & Matches

Friday, September 16th
BSS Tennis vs Burlington Christian Academy, 4:00 p.m. at the Burlington Tennis Center (1402 Overbrook Drive, Burlington)

Saturday, September 17th
BSS Volleyball vs SPX, 9:30 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic School (2200 N. Elm Street, Greensboro)
BSS Volleyball vs SLS, 11:00 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic School

Wednesday, September 21
BSS Soccer vs Burlington Christian Academy, 4:00 p.m. at BSS

Open Coach Position at Bishop McGuinness
Bishop McGuinness is looking for an Assistant Varsity Softball Coach for the spring season starting Feb. 13.  This is a paid, stipend position.  If interested, please contact Jeff Stoller at js@bmhs.us. 

Run the I Will Survive 5K!
The I Will Survive 5K is another great running opportunity on Saturday, September 24th!  Sign up 

Run in the Great Cape Escape!
Use code KNIGHTHERO20 for 20% off all registrations!

Thanks for all your support of the Open Door Clinic and of this race!

Be a ball girl at the Elon Volleyball games!
Elon Athletics is currently searching for young volleyball players (grades six through 8) who would like to help out at Elon volleyball matches this season as ball girls!  
Elon volleyball ball girls help shag balls in warm-ups alongside the Elon volleyball team members!  In addition to time on the court pregame, ball girls will have an on court seat for the entire match as they assist the Elon volleyball team with ball rotation.  The task is simple and easy and you will receive instructions prior to the start of the match.  We are in search of 2-4 ball girls per match to arrive 1 hour prior to the match start time.  All you have to do is reply to this email with your name and the match that you would like to attend and that's it!  
 We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at an upcoming match this season!

Brian Dudiak 
Director of Event Management and Facilities for Athletics 
Elon University
Koury Center (Athletics) 102
Office (336) 278-6108 
Friday, September 23, 2016
7:00 PM
James Madison
Sunday, September 25, 2016
2:00 PM
William & Mary
Saturday, October 15, 2016
7:00 PM
Sunday, October 16, 2016
2:00 PM
College of Charleston
Friday, October 28, 2016
7:00 PM
Sunday, October 30, 2016
2:00 PM
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
7:00 PM
North Carolina Central
Friday, November 11, 2016
7:00 PM
Sunday, November 13, 2016
2:00 PM

Community News
The Burlington Youth Council is looking for new members!
(Meetings are held the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month)
Time: 6pm-7pm
Cost: Membership is Free
Ages: Middle & High School Students
Location: Thataways Youth Center * 1331 Overbrook Road, Burlington, NC 27215

The Burlington Youth Council (BYC) is an organization made of young men and women that dedicate themselves to community service projects and bring youth from all over the county together to help better our community.  

The BYC members are made up of 6th-12th graders from Alamance County, as well as the home school community. Students must attend meetings and community projects regularly. The BYC has also taken trips to the Carolina Panthers game and a Carolina Hurricanes hockey game. To become a member, please visit www.BurlingtonNC.gov/BYC to complete an application. For more information, please call (336) 222-5134. For the latest updates on the BYC, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/burlingtonyouthcouncil! 

BSS Student Performs in "Bye Bye Birdie"
See seventh grader Shane Flaherty perform in an upcoming performance!
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USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited basis will apply to all programs and/or employment activities).  
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. 

Required AHERA Management Plan Notice
As required by federal legislation (40CFR 763.93(G) 4) we are hereby providing this notice of the availability of our AHERA Management Plan for your review. The older portions of Blessed Sacrament School facility were constructed prior to the prohibition of the use of asbestos as a building material, and this legislation, enacted in 1989, mandate the creation of the original Management Plan and the subsequent re-inspections every three years, and the availability of that information to all parents, teachers, and employee organizations. Please do not hesitate to contact the school office to schedule an appointment to review these materials.
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