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Happy Grandparent's Day!

Today is Grandparent's Day here at Blessed Sacrament School! A tradition where we invite grandparents or special friends of our students to come in and enjoy lunch with their grandchildren. Students had the opportunity to spend their lunch hour playing games with their grandparents and even gave them a tour of their classrooms.


It is always wonderful to see our BSS families on campus. Thank you for visiting, we love you!💙💛


Make sure you follow our Facebook Page for pictures.

Upcoming Dates

Friday, April 19 - Grandparents/Special Friend Day!; Pizza BINGO at the Knights Castle 🍕 @ 5:30pm


Tuesday, April 23 - Athletic Banquet - Elementary at the GYM @ 6:30 pm


Wednesday, April 24 - Cap and Gown Pictures for Kindergarten & 8th Grade 🎓🧑‍🎓📸 ; Ballet Recital @ 4:00pm 🩰


Thursday, April 25 - Athletic Banquet - Middle School Sports at the GYM @ 6:30pm


Friday, April 26 - 2nd Grade Dino Day! 🦕🦖; School Mass ⛪ @ 8:30 am


Sunday, April 28 - PECSAA Track Meet 🏃 🏁


Tuesday, April 30 - 8th Grade to Raleigh for Mass with the Bishop


Thursday, May 2 - Art Walk Celebration at the Main Campus's Back Lawn @ 5pm


Friday, May 3 - School Mass ⛪ @ 8:30 am; Egg Drop - May the 4th Be With You 🫳🥚


May 6 - May 10 - Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week


Monday, May 6 - Food Pantry Distribution Day 🍉🍊🌽🍞🍖🍚


Friday, May 10 - Kinder Field Trip to the the Museum of Life and Science


Monday, May 13 - PECSAA Golf Tournament 🏌⛳


Wednesday, May 15 - May Crowning

Click here to see the official BSS calendar: BSS Calendar
Knights' News

Happy Birthday Mrs. Gomez!


Last Tuesday, April 16, we celebrated Mrs. Gomez's birthday with cake, songs and surprises! Mrs. Fitzgerald arranged for our 2023 BSS AlumnKnights Graduates to visit and wish her a Happy Birthday!


Our school staff also surprised her with tickets to see the Yankees play at Yankee Stadium this summer! It was a wonderful day!

NC Opportunity Scholarship Updates


*This does not affect families who are renewing the NC Opportunity Scholarship, as you are a priority versus new families applying this upcoming school year, but you must renew by July 1st, 2024. Check your MyPortal for more info.


Last week, we received word from the NCSEAA that the funds for the NC Opportunity Scholarship had been exhausted and only Tier 1 families who applied for the first time this year, will be awarded a scholarship. If your family applied for one of these scholarships and falls on Tier 1, make sure you accept the award by TODAY, April 19th or you will lose the award. Make sure you check your MyPortal account and look in your To Do List.


If you want to know more about Tiers, please see THIS DOCUMENT.


For new families who applied and fall under the Tier 2 category, there might be awards and the NCSEAA will notify you in early May if your family will be getting the award-this is first come, first served. Yes, your family can wait until after you hear from the NCSEAA to sign your re-enrollment agreement with Blessed Sacrament School, but don't delay!


For families who fall under the Tier 3 & Tier 4 categories, there will be no funds for your students in the 2024-2025 school year. Please, mark your calendar to re-apply for the 2025-2026 school year on February 1, 2025, as more fund will be available.

If you are a family who fell in Tier 3 or Tier 2 of the NCSEAA Income Guidelines and you feel that you need extra help to pay for your child's tuition for the upcoming school year, please know that we have extended our deadline to apply for a BSS Scholarship to May 15th. You must submit an application via our FACTS Grant & Aid system.


Follow these simple instructions on how to request one for your children:


Blessed Sacrament School


https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3GJSX


We are pleased to offer FACTS Payment Plans and Grant & Aid Financial Needs Assessment on the same platform. 


Simple Steps to Enroll in a Payment Plan and/or Apply for Financial Aid Online


1. If you have an existing Tuition Payment Plan through FACTS and have already created a user account, please enter your existing username and password and click “Sign In”. If you are a New FACTS User please select “Create a username & password” to begin.


2. Then click on the ​Start Application link.


3. Select the appropriate 2024-2025 school year.


4. Complete the steps as prompted. This application comes with a $40.00 fee.


*The Diocese of Raleigh does not award to Pre-K students.


If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Rico at admissions@bssknights.org.

Contracts for the Upcoming School Year


By now, all of our BSS Families should have received a re-enrollment agreement from our admissions office. If your family is NOT waiting to hear from a scholarship, please sign your re-enrollment agreement ASAP.


If your family has not received a re-enrollment agreement yet, please contact Mr. Rico ASAP.

Pizza Bingo This Evening!


Just a reminder that the National Junior Honor Society is sponsoring Pizza BINGO this Friday, April 19th! Join us at the Knight’s Castle (400 W Davis St)! The doors will open at 5:30. BINGO will start at 6:00. You can bring your own pizza. Water and juice boxes will be provided. BINGO cards and raffle tickets may be purchased the night of the event. Bring Cash. We will also have a BAKE SALE! All proceeds will benefit the Little Pink Houses of Hope!


If you have any questions, please email me, abost@bssknights.org


Thank you,


Mrs. Bost and the NJHS

¡Bingo de pizza esta noche!


¡Solo un recordatorio de que la Sociedad Nacional de Honor Juvenil patrocina Pizza BINGO este viernes 19 de abril! ¡Únase a nosotros en Knight's Castle (400 W Davis St)! Las puertas se abrirán a las 5:30. BINGO comenzará a las 6:00. Puedes traer tu propia pizza. Se proporcionarán cajas de agua y jugo. Los cartones de BINGO y los boletos para la rifa se pueden comprar la noche del evento. Traiga efectivo. ¡También tendremos VENTA DE REPOSTERIA! ¡Todos los ingresos beneficiarán a las Pequeñas Casas Rosadas de la Esperanza!


Si tiene alguna pregunta, envíeme un correo electrónico a abost@bssknights.org


Gracias,

La Sra. Bost y la NJHS

Solar Eclipse 2024


Mrs. Gomez wanted our students and staff to safely enjoy the Solar Eclipse that occurred on Monday, April 8, 2024. She purchased glasses for all of us!

Throughout the day, students learned about what to expect. Before the end of the day, most students had the opportunity to go outside and check it out!

Volunteers Needed


Athletic Banquets (4/25 & 4/26):

On Wednesday, 4/25 there will be an Elementary Athletic Banquet. On Thursday, 4/26 there will be a Middle School Athletic Banquet. Both will be held in the gym at the Middle School Campus. We will need help setting up tables and decorating the gym. Most of the help will be needed on 4/25. We will need help cutting and slicing cake both nights. Contact Beth Fitzgerald if you are able to help.

advancement@bssknights.org

 

Art Walk (5/2):

Our annual Art Walk will be held on Thursday, May 2nd. Mrs. Lee would like an Art Walk Committee to help plan and set up for the event. Please contact her if you'd like to help.

Jlee@bssknights.org

 

Teacher Appreciation Week (5/6-5/10):

A Teacher Appreciation Week committee is needed to plan and organize the week for our school. Please contact Beth Fitzgerald if you'd like to take over the responsibility for planning and organizing this week OR if you'd like to serve on the committee. 

advancement@bssknights.org

 

Let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks,

Beth Fitzgerald

advancement@bssknights.org

Knights of Summer Camp 2024 Now Enrolling!


The summer is coming up soon and you are wondering what to do with your children? Now you can sign them up for our 2024 Knights of Summer Camp: Animal Kingdom Edition! REGISTER TODAY!


Please see this link for more information and sign them up! bssknights.org/summer-camp


¡El Campamento de Verano de Blessed Sacrament School 2024 ya está aceptando inscripciones!


Se acerca el verano y te preguntas ¿qué hacer con tus hijos? ¡Ahora puedes inscribirlos en nuestro Campamento de Verano de Caballeros de 2024: Edición Animal Kingdom! ¡REGÍSTRESE HOY!


¡Consulte este enlace para obtener más información e inscríbase! bssknights.org/campamento-de-verano

Summer Ballet Camp!


Blessed Sacrament Knights of Summer Camp is proud to partner with Le Petit Ballet Co. to offer Ballet Camp once a week this summer! 


The camp is targeted at students ages 3 through rising 2nd grade. 


CLICK HERE to register! If your child will need to stay until 4 pm, make sure you fill it out and pay for it at the BSS Knights of Summer Camp Application 2024 above. 


Questions?

Email: missjenny@lepetitballetco.com

¡Campamento de ballet de verano!


Blessed Sacrament Knights of Summer Camp se enorgullece de asociarse con Le Petit Ballet Co. para ofrecer un campamento de ballet una vez por semana este verano.


El campamento está dirigido a estudiantes de 3 años hasta segundo grado.


¡Pulse aquí para registrarse! Si su hijo/a necesitará quedarse hasta las 4 p. m., asegúrese de completarlo y pagarlo en la Solicitud del campamento de verano BSS Knights of Summer 2024 arriba esta el anlace.


¿Preguntas?


Correo electrónico: missjenny@lepetitballetco.com

BSS Sports

Happy Friday BSS families:


Updated 2024 Spring Sports Schedule


4/28 - PECSAA Track Meet @ Bishop McGuinness High School, Kernersville

Meet begins at 2pm 


**5/13 - PECSAA Golf Tournament – Deep Springs Country Club beginning at 1pm - 160 Country Club Dr, Stoneville, NC 27048 (early dismissal TBD based on assigned tee time; likely 11:30am)



Thank you,


Tracy Miller

Co-Athletic Director

athletics@bssknights.org

Middle School Girls Soccer Update


We have determined it would be in the best interest of our girls to have a girls' soccer club for the rest of this school year, with practice once a week on Wednesdays until 4:30 pm. These practices will focus on soccer skills and rules of play for games. The goal is to build up the girls’ soccer skills this year and next year so that they are prepared for interleague play in Spring 2025. We would also encourage families to sign their students up for recreational soccer programs over the summer and fall to continue to build and improve their soccer skills. Both the City of Burlington and the City of Mebane offer affordable recreational soccer programs throughout the year.  


Coach Jose will run the Wednesday practices, which will be open to all 4th through 8th graders interested in playing soccer for BSS and would prepare our students to be more competitive, skilled, and confident next year. The practices will begin on Wednesday, March 13. Girls should wear their PE uniform to school and must bring cleats, shinguards, and a water bottle to practice.


Thank you for your understanding. 


Please feel free to email me with any questions.


Tracy Miller

Co-Athletic Director

athletics@bssknights.org

Below is an important message from Our Head Track Coach Bridgette Clifton about practices and meets:


Recurring info:

All runners should wear their PE uniform on their practice day. Properly fitting athletic shoes are required to participate in practices and meets. All runners should bring a water bottle to practices. The season ends early this year so recommendations for additional drills and practices at home will be sent home with your runner at the first practice.


Practices

Parents, please park in the side parking lot at 515 Hillcrest and enter the back gate for pick up. There will be no car line pick up.

Elementary School: Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 pm at Hillcrest

Middle School: Fridays 3:00-4:15 pm at Hillcrest

Combined: Sundays 3:00-4:15 pm at Williams High School Track (not mandatory, but necessary to practice lane running and relays). Parents are encouraged to stay and walk or jog the outside lane of the

track.



Track Meets

We have 3 track meets. All runners are welcome to participate in the first 2 Meets. While participation is not mandatory, running in at least one of the two meets is necessary to help determine times for participation in the PECSAA meet.


  • PECSAA Track Meet (Sunday, April 28th ): Will be held at Bishop McGuiness in Kernersville.


PECSAA rules limit participation in the PECSAA Meet to only ONE (1) boy and ONE (1) girl in each grade per event, therefore please be aware that not everyone will be able to race in the PECSAA meet. Track is a team sport and we will choose the fastest runners for the events so that we can be competitive. All others are welcome to attend as part of the BSS Scream Team or as backups when we need subs, which happens every year. Event assignments will be given out the week before the PECSAA Meet.


Elementary Track Events:

1. 3 sprints: 50 meters, 100 meters, 200 meters

2. 4 x 100 meter co-ed relay

3. Broad Jump


Middle School Track Events:

1. 3 sprints: 50 meters, 100 meters, 200 meters

2. 4 x 100 All-Girl Relay

3. 4 x 100 All-Boy Relay

4. 4 x 200 co-ed relay

5. 400 meters (~.25 miles)

6.800meters(~.5miles)                 

7. Running long jump


Questions and concerns can be emailed to Coach Bridgette at bridgettenicole519@gmail.com.

GOLF 2024


Practices will be at Alamance Country Club on Thursdays starting at 4:00pm with the first practice on 2/22/2024.

Practices will likely finish around 6:30pm contingent on daylight and weather. Golfers can be dropped off at the driving range located behind/to the right of the swimming pool at Alamance Country Club.

Per our agreement with Alamance we will have two coaches at all times to support and supervise.

It will be expected that the golfers follow instructions when on the range, putting green or golf courses so we can enjoy this opportunity to utilize ACC facilities.

 

Participation 

We are limited to the number of golfers we can facilitate at Alamance but our sign up seems to align with the 6-8 golfer cap.

BSS will have two successive tee times between 4:00 - 4:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays – Typically Thursdays.

 

The practice tee will be available for four players at a time from ½ an hour prior to the first tee time through the start of the second tee time. Access to the putting green/short game area will be based on availability and should be used in groups of 4 players max per station area. 

 A coach must be with the team during the entirety of the practice time and will be responsible for checking the team in for times and confirming daily activities. 

Prayer Requests

Please pray for:


Please remember in your prayers, David, brother of Abby (1st and Lizzie, Class of 2021) for his health.


Please remember in your prayers, Mr. Donald Spear, grandfather of Shannon(6th) and Caroline (3rd), for his health.


Please remember in your prayers, Olga Castillo, aunt of Ms. Asmar, as she is recovering from a stroke.

Princial's Message

Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for all the well wishes, flowers, cards, and hugs from your children on my birthday. It was a great celebration. Look for pictures as I cheer on the Yankees vs. Red Sox in July!


Mrs. Gomez

From the Office of Admissions

Welcome to Blessed Sacrament School!


We are excited for another school year. Thank you for choosing Blessed Sacrament School for your children's education.


Blessings,


José Rico Benavides


School Tours


Mr. Rico will be available at the office on Mondays & Wednesdays for any questions or concerns related to admissions.


You can reach Mr. Rico at 336-570-0019 ext. 212 or by email at admissions@bssknights.org Hablamos Español!


Here is a link to our admissions page: https://www.bssknights.org/admissions

Lunch & Uniforms Information

Winter Uniforms


Friendly reminder, we will transition to our Summer Uniforms next Monday, April 8!


Summer uniforms begin next Monday, April 8. Just a few reminders:

  1. French Toast items run very differently in sizing from Lands End. Sounds like the tops are much smaller.
  2. Review our Uniform Guidelines by CLICKING HERE.
  3. If you order any logo items and they are the wrong size, they CANNOT be returned.
  4. Orders are arriving in about a week. So if you need new shirts, you should order them as soon as possible to receive them in time.
  5. Graham Sporting Goods is the ONLY provider of PE shirts. French Toast will not be offering them.


Recordatorio amistoso, ¡haremos la transición a los uniformes de invierno el próximo lunes 8 de abril!


Los uniformes de verano comienzan el próximo lunes 8 de abril. Solo algunos recordatorios:

  1. Los artículos de French Toast tienen un tamaño muy diferente al de Lands End. Parece que las tapas son mucho más pequeñas.
  2. Revise nuestras Pautas Uniformes HACIENDO CLIC AQUÍ.
  3. Si solicita algún artículo con el logotipo y tiene el tamaño incorrecto, NO SE PUEDE devolver.
  4. Los pedidos están llegando en aproximadamente una semana. Entonces, si necesita camisetas nuevas, debe pedirlas lo antes posible para recibirlas a tiempo.
  5. Graham Sporting Goods es el ÚNICO proveedor de camisetas de educación física. French Toast no los ofrecerá.

French Toast


Families can mark their calendars to shop early for back-to-school.


June 10-24 is the only embroidery savings event of the year!

CLICK HERE to shop.


June 10-24

25% OFF Embroidery

+ 30% OFF Merchandise

Lunch Information


My Hot Lunchbox is excited to be partnering with Blessed Sacrament School again this year as the hot lunch provider. To begin ordering lunches, click the link below to log in or follow the instructions to create your free account!


Important Note: You will need to Update Your Profile with the student's correct teacher to view the meal calendar.


ORDER NOW!


Our new lunch menu beginning August 2022:

Monday: Chick-Fil-A

Tuesday: Cici’s Pizza

Wednesday: Subway

Thursday: Highway 55 Burgers

Friday: Moe's Southwest Grill


If you have any questions, please give us a call at (888) 894-8295 or email us at info@myhotlunchbox.com. We are looking forward to serving your school!

If you are bringing lunch to your child, please make sure it is labeled with your student's name and grade level and leave it on the table just outside the front door of the school--Do not forget to buzz the office to let us know you dropped by.

PE Uniforms:

You can still purchase PE uniforms locally at Graham Sporting Goods. They have yellow PE shirts, solid sweatpants, and zip-up jackets. You do NOT have to get the logo on the sweatpants, but it must be on the jacket and sweatshirt.

PE pants need to be solid navy. There should not be any lines down the sides or decals on them.

Let me know if you have any Winter Uniform questions!

Thanks,

Beth Fitzgerald
Director of Advancement

BSS Spirt Wear

Choose from hundreds of spirit wear designs and garments that are delivered to your home in days. Don't miss it! **This is NOT part of BSS uniforms**

Yearbook Fundraiser 2023-2024 - Attractions Books!


The Yearbook Club is raising money to attend a workshop at the Jostens Southeast Conference in Charlotte, NC (Carowinds) in April 2024. All Coupons are valid now through 2024! Over $4.600 in LOCAL Savings!


Make sure you use EZ Pay Code: 5324665 or BSSKNIGHTS


Cost: $30.00


Follow this link to purchase:

https://www.attractionsbook.com/ezpay/checkout-form/


Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Ortiz and the BSS Yearbook Staff

Re-occurring Information

Middle School Filed Trip to Dollywood


  • As stated in the Middle School Handbook: Field Trips are a privilege.  
  • Students receiving 5 infractions will be ineligible for the MS field trip in the Spring.

Who: All Middle School Students 5th-8th

When: May 20 & 21, 2024 

Where: See Itinerary attached

Price: $395 per student (you can pay in full or 3 payments -$115( after $50 deposit)each -due 11-15-23, 1-19-24 & 2-23-24)

Adult prices: Double room (please tell me who you want as a roommate) $450 per person.

Single room $ 535


Return THIS DOCUMENT completed to Mrs. Kearney or your middle school homeroom teacher.


Important Payment due dates

Deposit of $50 per person-Oct. 25

First payment of $115 is due November 15,2023

Second payment of $115 is due January 19,2024

Final payment of $115 is due February 23,2024.

See above prices for parent amounts.


Note: You must check Option C regularly for trip updates and information


Questions?? Email Mrs. Kearney at ckearney@bssknights.org

Viaje de escuela secundaria (Middle School) a Dollywood


  • Como se indica en el Manual Para Padres y Estudiantes: Las excursiones son un privilegio.
  • Los estudiantes que reciban 5 infracciones no serán elegibles para la excursión de MS en la primavera.

Quién: Todos los estudiantes de secundaria de 5º a 8º

Cuándo: 20 y 21 de mayo de 2024

Dónde: Ver itinerario adjunto

Precio: $395 por estudiante (puedes pagar el total o 3 pagos -$115 (después de un depósito de $50) cada uno -vencimiento el 15-11-23, 19-1-24 y 23-2-24)

Precios adultos: Habitación doble (por favor dime a quién quieres como compañero de cuarto) $450 por persona.

Habitación sencilla/de un solo cuarto $535


Devuelva ESTE DOCUMENTO completado a la Sra. Kearney o al maestro de su escuela secundaria.


Fechas de vencimiento de pago importantes

Depósito de $50 por persona-oct. 25

El primer pago de $115 vence el 15 de noviembre de 2023.

El segundo pago de $115 vence el 19 de enero de 2024

El pago final de $115 vence el 23 de febrero de 2024.

Consulte los precios anteriores para conocer los montos de los padres.


Nota: Debe consultar la Opción C periódicamente para obtener actualizaciones e información sobre el viaje.


¿¿Preguntas?? Envíe un correo electrónico a la Sra. Kearney a ckearney@bssknights.org

From the Office of Advancement

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2023-2024 school year


We have new Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2023-2024 school year. We would love to help promote your business, while you support our school! 


Money raised during the 2022-2023 school year was used for several major and unexpected expenses. We are in the process of replacing our 26-year-old Fire Alarm System at the Main Campus. We also replaced and repaired flooring in several areas of the building. A few rooms also received new paint!


Due to increased enrollment, we purchased 100 new Chromebooks for our students. None of these things would have been possible without the support of our community!


CLICK HERE to Review Sponsorship Level


CLICK HERE to Pay/Donate Online


If you or someone you know owns a business and would like to partner with our school, contact us today! 


I look forward to working with you! Contact me with me any questions!


Beth Fitzgerald

advancement@bssknights.org 

Director of Advancement

Box Tops For Education

No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit Blessed Sacrament School's Box Tops earnings online. Click here for a video of how it works.

Twice a year, your school will receive a check and can use that cash to buy whatever it needs! If you see this label, use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are still worth 10¢ each for your school. CLICK HERE

Link your Lowes Card

With Cart to Class, Lowes Foods will give up to a quarter of a million dollars to local schools this year. To participate, just enroll Blessed Sacrament School on your Fresh Rewards card, and start earning for our school. Click Here
Link your Harris Teeter VIC Card

When you shop Harris Teeter brands, a percentage of your purchase is donated to Blessed Sacrament School if your VIC card is linked.
You link your card online (CLICK HERE), or you can ask your cashier to link your VIC card by providing our TIE code 1704.


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