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

Thursday, September 22
HSA Family Dinner Night rescheduled to October 13
BSS Varsity Volleyball vs BCA & KHS, 3:45 p.m. at Burlington Christian Academy (621 E. 6th Street, Burlington)

Friday, September 23
No Mass. 3rd-8th Grade students will take the Iowa practice test, 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!

Monday, September 26
Iowa Testing, 3rd-8th grades
Monday Morning Coffee at The Blend, 7:30 a.m.-until ?

Tuesday, September 27
Iowa Testing, 3rd-8th grades
Time for Twos Program, 9:15 a.m.

Wednesday, September 28
This is not a dress down day.  An extra dress down is on the October calendar as a make up date.
Iowa Testing, 3rd-8th grades
Faculty and Staff Luncheon, drop off items by 10:00 a.m.
Sixth Grade & Kindergarten Field Trip to Company Shop Market, 1:20 p.m.

Thursday, September 29
Iowa Testing, 3rd-8th grades

Friday, September 30
Iowa Testing, 5th grade
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
BSS Tennis vs Southern Alamance, 4:00 p.m. at Olde Forest Racquet Club (200 Pinedale Drive, Elon)

Looking Ahead...
Saturday, October 1
Final home pre tournament JV & Varsity Volleyball Games
Sign up HERE to help!

Friday, October 7 & Saturday October 8
BSS hosts the 2016 PECSAA Volleyball Tournament at Williams High School
We need parent volunteer support from Preschool-8th grade to help make this event a success.  The money we earn supports our Athletic program for the next five years.  

Parents of players we will not know the schedule until just before the tournament.  Please do not wait until the schedule is released to help us fill these spots.  You can always make a trade!

Sign up HERE to volunteer!
Knight News

Thank you to everyone that staffed our table at the Burlington Carousel Festival! We could not do it with out you! 

BSS to Sponsor Burlington Recreation & Parks Biddy League Basketball Team
There is great interest in a BSS Burlington Recreation and Parks Biddy League Basketball team this winter. Players must be five years old by February 19, 2017 and not 7 before August 1, 2016.  This will be a co-ed team open to BSS and non BSS students.  

Please email Tara Hackman at thackman@bssknights.org if your child is interested and/or if you are willing to coach a team by Monday, September 26th.  If there are enough players we can have more than one team if needed. On the evening of the 26th I'll email everyone with registration directions so you know what to ask for when contacting Burlington R&P.

Note-BSS will still have our YMCA teams for grades 2nd-4th.  Stay tuned for details!

Purchase your own 8 x 10 copy of the All School Photo
Use the order form in last Wednesday's yellow envelope.  Photos are only $10!

BSS Animals Kick Off their Soccer Season
BSS is thrilled to have our Animals back on the pitch this fall.  Congrats on your first win of the season!

See the animals in action-Biddy Soccer Schedule

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.   See you Monday, September 26 for coffee hosted by Troutman Family Dentistry.  Thank you Dr. Troutman!

BSS Spirit Wear Coordinator Needed!
Please contact Mrs. Hackman in the Admissions Office if you are interested in coordinating our school spirit wear sales.  Tasks include coordinating with vendors, sorting order forms and placing orders, and arranging for sales at various sporting events (you do not need to attend all sporting events).
Thank you!  Mrs. Hackman  thackman@bssknights.org

Middle School Mash Up Thanks from Bishop McGuinness
We would like to thank the Blessed Sacrament students who came out for the Bishop McGuinness Middle School Mash Up. We had over 200 middle school students from across the Triad attend the Mash Up! Next year, we will expand the event to serve larger numbers of students. This will also include a parent tent at the Parking Lot Party representing each Catholic middle school. We will also have more food trucks. Thank you for helping us celebrate our Bishop Homecoming!

We hope to see you at our Open House on November 9th at 9am and 7pm.

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.

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
Please keep Barbara Brown, niece of Mrs. Gomez, in your prayers.
Please pray for Mrs. Libera's sister, Esther Orioli.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

Our Volleyball Tournament is just around the corner. Please consider giving some of your time to cheer the BSS teams and at the same time help us on Friday and Saturday, October 7-8 at Williams High School. Use the sign-up genius found in this week's Knight Chronicle. Go Knights!

Mrs. Gomez

Iowa Assessments
Next week, students in grades 3rd-8th will be taking the Iowa Assessment beginning on Monday, September 26 and ending for some classes Friday, September 30.  There is a letter being sent via Option C concerning Iowa Test Week. On Friday, September 23, students will take the Iowa Practice Test beginning at 8:45.
There will be no Mass on Friday, September 23.  Please keep Father Paul in your prayers as he is on retreat this week. 

E-rate Surveys
Thank you to those who returned the e-rate survey that was sent home last week.  All surveys are due this Friday, September 23, 2016. These surveys will help BSS receive money that will help our Technology Program. If you need to another survey please stop by the office to fill one out. Thank you.
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Little Knights and Friends Play Dates
We would like to invite your child and friends to our Preschool and Pre-K play dates at Blessed Sacrament School.  The next play date will be held from 10:00 a. m. to Noon on October 15. During the play dates we hope that the children and their friends will have a great time enjoying our playground while the parents have a chance to visit and get to know each other.
These play dates are open to all Little Knights as well as any friends of family you would like to invite.  We do ask that you let us know if you can attend and if you will be bringing a friend along.  

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.

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.

C is for Cookie!
Preschool Little Knights bake chocolate chip cookies!

Club Knight Camp Celebrates "Talk Like  Pirate Day"

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

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 class winner is SEVENTH GRADE!  Our classroom winners are Annabelle (1st) and Joey (PreK) Castelda!


Oktoberfest is Saturday, October 22nd from 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament School
New this year-Outdoor Mass at 4:00 p.m.

Rain Date:  Saturday, October 29th

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

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

Thursday, September 22
BSS Varsity Volleyball vs BCA & KHS, 3:45 p.m. at Burlington Christian Academy (621 E. 6th Street, Burlington)

Friday, September 23
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

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 HERE to run or walk!

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
BSS Student Performs in "Bye Bye Birdie"
See seventh grader Shane Flaherty perform in an upcoming performance!
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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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