Mar 30, 2017
BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC SCHOOL
“A NATIONAL SCHOOL OF CHARACTER”
ATTENDANCE LINE: (801) 572-0251, please be sure to call the attendance line by 8:00am.
Father Sam has been guiding the school through the Stations of the Cross this Lent. The reflection on the Third Station—Jesus Falls the First Time asked the children to:
“Remember the last time you received a bad mark on a test? Even though you tried hard you still got a poor mark. When you were disappointed you may have thought about giving up. Jesus didn’t give up. Even though it hurt when He fell to the ground. He got up and went on.”
Sometimes we stumble, but, we must always continue to work hard! I pray that we always try and do our best.
DID YOU KNOW-
- We are starting our ACT Aspire testing. 6th, 7th & 8th will be next week. Then after Easter break (4/24-5/1) 3rd, 4th & 5th. No studying necessary J Just a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast each morning.
- Ms. Haley Harman is our new Early Childhood Development Center Supervisor. Haley is a graduate of our school and will be graduating from the U in May with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She has been working with children and teaching religious ed. for the parish. Our graduates never leave us.
- The Rice Bowls that were sent home right after Spring Break are due back on Friday 4/7. They will be collected during First Friday Prayer in the morning.
- We are here to answer questions! Any time you hear something that you want more information about or that concerns you, please call the office or me at 801-572-5311.
- We have a Refer-A-Family Program. If you refer a family and they register their child, you are eligible for a cash reward! Tell your friends about our great school.
- Only 23 days till Springfest! RSVP By April 1st .
Our Middle School students attended the Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair (SLVSEF) this past weekend. This fair is the highest level of competition that students can attend in the State of Utah. Congratulations to all of our Students who qualified to participate: Colin VanUitert, Evan Lee, Madison Nichols, Sarah Graham, Thea Tsandes, Rainy Hinckley, Abby Fowler, Lily Edwards, Jake Balog, Erin Turatti, Joyce Cutler and Charles Topoleski.
The results were very impressive:
Chemistry – Erin Turatti (Honorable Mention)
Plant Science – Joyce Cutler (First Place)
Biology & Biochemistry – Charles Topoleski (Fourth Place)
And our 8th grader, Jake Balog, was invited to work in the Microbial Fuel Lab at U of U this summer.
Peace and blessings,
The 2017 Springfest Benefit is approaching and your participation is a crucial component to the success of our children’s benefit
Are you interested in staying at a hotel close to St Thomas More for Springfest? We got you a great $99/night deal for the night of Springfest! https://cottonwood.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?corp_id=G-SACR
*Offer ends April 1st, 2017.
Springfest Volunteers Needed:
- Table Bussers : We are in need of 10 volunteers, 21 years or older, to bus the tables.
- Raffle Ticket/ Runners: 10 High School Students needed to help with Raffle ticket sales, Runners, Disbursements
- Disbursements: 2 Adults Needed to help with disbursements of auction items.
- ** If interested, please email or text Chris Edwards at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-824-8758
Buy your raffle tickets to win our Wagon of Spirits at Springfest! Tickets are available in the school office : $10 each or 3/$25.
- HELP WITH OUR SPRINGFEST VIDEO!
We are putting together a video that we will show during the Springfest benefit on April 22, 2017. We need your help! Please send any/all school related photos to Shelley Boldon at email@example.com. Thank you!
Preparations for our first musical have begun! Students are rehearsing and we are looking forward to Thursday, April 27! There is a lot of work that goes into this production and we cannot do it alone. There are tons of volunteer opportunities! It’s a great way to fulfill your hours.
We need helping hands and materials in the following areas: Costumes, Set Building, Theater Make-up, and Lighting.
If you are able to assist and/or donate materials, please contact Mrs. Thomas. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dear Parents and Community Members,
Help support Blessed Sacrament’s Middle School production of the Jungle Book. Any amount will be helpful to go toward the cost of the production: costuming, set & scenery, lighting, license and show kit for the Disney production. All donations will be greatly appreciated.
Please send your check to Blessed Sacrament School. Indicate in the memo that these monies are for the benefit of the play. Make checks payable to Blessed Sacrament School.
Thank You for Your Support…
Blessed Sacrament Play Committee
COMMUNITY OF CARING CLUB
Last week, members formed a “bucket brigade” to help organize all the household supplies donated by our wonderful, caring Blessed Sacrament Community for the CCS Refugee Resettlement Program. We had 15 buckets full of supplies! Almsgiving is part of Lent, and this was a great way to “give” and help welcome refugees to our community. Thank you, Mrs. West for planning the project and delivering the supplies to CCS! Our next meeting will be Thursday, April 20. We meet from 3:00-4:00 pm in the 3rd grade classroom – pick-up at 4:00 by the front doors or your child may go to Little Blessings.
Don’t forget to cut out and bring your canceled stamps!!!!!
Thank you to all of the families who clipped and returned your Box Tops! The 5th Grade won the classroom contest with a total of 508 Box Tops! They will be getting a Pizza Party, so stay tuned!
A close second in the classroom contest was 8th Grade. Way to go!!
PAYPAMS LUNCH ACCOUNTS
Granite School District has been our partner in the hot lunch program for the past few years. They provide a valuable service to all of our families. They have recently provided us with a list of families who owe money on their Paypam accounts. If you owe money, you should have received a notice of the balance due. We are asking each family to please assist us with getting your Paypam accounts current. We currently owe $2,923 for hot lunches. If the Paypam accounts are not brought current, Blessed Sacrament School is obligated to pay the balance remaining. We thank everyone in advance for bringing and keeping all Paypam accounts current.
The 2017 Book fair will be April 24 – 28. We will be set up before, during, and after the school play on April 27, 2017.
*Click this link to see and download your pictures taken at the Daddy Daughter Barn Dance!
*We will have many open HSA positions for the 17-18 School Year. We will be filling those positions at our May meeting – join us if you are interested in helping out!
*Our next meeting us Tuesday, April 4th at 7pm in the music room. We will be finalizing Springfest plans and planning end of year activities! Come see what HSA is all about!
*Important Upcoming Dates
- First Friday Prayer – April 7th @ 8am
- HSA Meeting – April 4th @ 7pm
- Parents and Pastries – April 19th @ 7:30am
- Chick-Fil-A Night – April 26thth @ 5-7pm
Check out our final newsletter of the year attached below!
4th GRADE BARNES AND NOBLE ART SHOW
Join us on April 6 from 6-7pm at the Fort Union Barnes and Noble for the 4th grade artist reception. Light snacks will be provided and you will have the opportunity to enjoy your child’s artwork themed, “Flying Over” a personal narrative based on the book, Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold. Hope to see you there!
The dates for Aspire testing are:
- Middle School (Grades 6,7,8 ): April 3-7. We will use the following week for make-up tests for this group – April 10-12
- Grades 3,4,5: April 25-28 and May 1. There is a field trip scheduled for April 24 so we are starting the test on a Tuesday. Make-up days for this group will be May 2-4.
Please make sure that your child is in attendance (if possible) for all of their test days and that they have had adequate rest and a healthy breakfast!
EASTER EGG HUNT
Blessed Sacrament’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Council of Catholic Women, will be held Saturday, April 8, at 1:00 p.m. Once again the ladies would like your help with donations of candy to stuff the eggs. The candy must be individually wrapped and small enough to fit inside the plastic eggs. Please, no chocolate as it melts inside the eggs. Suggested candies are tootsie rolls, taffy, hard candy, Starburst, bubble gum, etc. Small packs of gummies, fruit snacks, Skittles, etc. can also be used. Collection boxes are located in the church and school. If you have any questions or would like to help, please contact Cheryl Illario (801-942-7619) or Maureen Woodley (801-561-1404), co-chairs of this event. Thank you!
BLESSED SACRAMENT YEARBOOK
Parents, be a part of the yearbook process! We are interested in any photos you may have taken this school year. Please email photos to Mrs. Mullholand at email@example.com for possible inclusion in the school yearbook. Thank you for your support!
Parents of 6th and 7th graders- Mrs. Vanderbeek is collecting deposits for the Tetons Science Trip in October 2017. If you have any questions or concerns, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Nite Hockey: All Games, All Tickets on Sale!!! Our Fundraising Committee continues sales of tickets to the remaining three Utah Grizzlies hockey games, Feb. 18th, March 4th, and April 8th. Tickets are $15 a piece (a $5 discount), games are on Saturdays and begin at 7:00 PM at the Maverick Center. Seats are always in the corner plaza and present a great view the whole length of the ice. Ticket sale weekends after Masses include March 11-12th. Purchased Tickets can be picked up the weekends bought or Feb. 25th-26th and April 1st-2nd. To purchase tickets please contact Douglas Bacon at 801-618-7239 or email@example.com.
BOBCAT SUMMER CAMP
We are currently enrolling for Bobcat Summer Camp! The daily rate is $30. Campers will go swimming every Wednesday, hike, go to the local parks, have a monthly movie day, monthly field trip, and a lot of other fun activities! If your child is PK4 – 5th grade, they may attend. Please complete the attached registration form. Camp capacity is 30 students.
LOVE AND LOGIC
At the Love and Logic Institute, we’ve recently had a rash of S.O.S. calls regarding smelly kids. Most of these involved little ones refusing to take baths, but there have been a few pertaining to older ones.
Sharing control in the form of plenty of small choices can go a long way toward solving the problem. Parents who demand, “You smell. You need to take a bath!” typically achieve less fragrant results than those who ask questions such as:
- “Will you be getting cleaned up now or in a few minutes?”
- “Will you be taking a bath with your boat or your Ninja Turtles?”
- “Are you going to take a bath or a shower?”
Setting limits with Enforceable Statements is another piece of the puzzle:
- “Feel free to join us for dinner when you smell pleasant to be around.”
- “I read to kids and play games when I don’t have to smell dirty feet.”
- “I tend to find it easier to do things with people who use soap and deodorant.”
Natural consequences are often the most effective teachers. Some kids just seem to struggle with grubbiness until they reach the cusp of puberty and realize that their peers are not impressed by their hygiene or lack thereof.
Some never become like Mr. or Mrs. Clean on the outside. Fortunately, the quality of one’s heart is far more important than the quality of one’s hygiene. We’ve met wonderfully clean and effective parents who did everything they could to raise well-bathed kids. Because of factors beyond their control, their kids turned out very sweet on the inside… but a bit unkempt on the outside. One mother put it well: “Who cares? Far worse things could have happened!”
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