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Principal's Honor Roll Recipients: Caroline B. Nathan F. Ahniya P. Alexis D. Isabelle D. Carley F. Citty H. Aubrey M. Giselle P. Jane T. Ethan B. Connor H. Cooper H. Madeline W. Lillian A. Caroline B. Cecilia A. Maria F. Dixon H. Michael H. Matthew T. Anyla M. Lauren N. Catherine T. Miranda T. Gracie M. Virginia R. Emma D. Nathaniel E. Katie F. Aiden M. Sebastien P. Casey R.
St. Thomas Acquinas Recipients: 1: Ahniya P. and Mason R. 2: John D. and Jane T. 3: Ethan B. and Caroline L. 4: Jonah C. and Aspen C. 5: Kenzie W. and Michael H. 6: Kylie B. and Liam F. 7: Brady N. and Marjorie N.
8: Casey R. and Sarah S.
BSCS Christmas Card, Holiday Festival of Lights, James Island County Park, November 11th-January 1st
St. Nicholas Breakfast - December 3rd, 9-11:30 a.m., Father McCarthy (Parish) Hall
Downtown Charleston Christmas Parade - December 4th, 2pm (Lockwood Drive)
Christmas Music Program, 3rd-5th Grades - December 15th, 7pm, Father McCarthy (Parish) Hall
Early Dismissal, 12noon, December 16th
Christmas/New Year Holidays, December 19th-January 2nd
Winter Wonderland Camp, December 19th-23 & 27th-30th
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
School Resumes, January 3rd
Athletic Director: Sherri Fitzpatrick (843-810-9380); firstname.lastname@example.org
Wreath Pick up this Saturday 10am-1pm, BSCS Playground area
Basketball Schedule: Click this link to see schedule for 5th and 6th grade boys and girls: 2016_2017 BSCS Basketball Schedule.xlsx
Tennis Clinics: BSCS students (Grades 1-8) began in October - Thursdays, 3:30-4:40 p.m., St. Andrews Tennis Center (1995 Playground Road), 843-763-4360. Cost: $10 per week. Join your classmates to learn to play tennis! Team Tennis starts in late January.
Principal: Mrs. Katharine Murphy, email@example.com
Secretary: Mrs. Sallie Bendt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Christy Clarey, email@example.com
Tuition Manager: Mrs. Linda McHugh, firstname.lastname@example.org
Admissions: Mrs. Kathleen Ferri, email@example.com
Extended Day Director: Mrs. Rebecca Cantley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Extended Day Assistant Director: Mrs. Whitney Engel, email@example.com
Lunches: School House Fare, firstname.lastname@example.org
Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is focused on educating each student by emphasizing our Catholic faith and upholding academic excellence through engaging the mind, challenging the body, and enlightening the soul.
Extended Care K4-8th Grades (Monthly Rates)
Sep-Nov: $185.00 /mo.
K3 Monthly Rates
The purpose of the School Advisory Council (formerly School Board) is to advise the Administration and to promote effective programs of religious, intellectual, cultural, social, and physical education for the students of Blessed Sacrament Catholic School.
2016-2017 Board Members
Father Joseph Romanoski (Blessed Sacrament pastor)
Father Gabe Smith (St. Joseph's pastor)
Katharine Murphy (principal)
Summer Teegardin (president)
Kristine Shirley (secretary)
Kathleen Ferri (marketing)
Kristine Wilcox (advancement)
Christine Davis (facilities)
Lindsey Blackburn (HSA)
Zaneta Baczmaga (nominating)
Everette Reynolds (mission effectiveness)
John Jacumin (athletic director)
STATISTICS AND FACTS ABOUT OUR “TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE” AT BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC SCHOOL!
Blessed Sacrament Catholic School opened its doors in September 1948.
We are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and by the Catholic Diocese of Charleston.
Our Junior Beta Club, a national honor and service organization, has 25 members from the 7th and 8th grades.
Our 8th graders scored 4 grades above the national norm in Social Studies, and 3 grades above in English, Language Arts and Science.
Four of our 8th graders were named as BSCS Junior Scholars and took the PSAT. Seven of our 8th graders scored in the 95th percentile on a standardized test, qualified to take the SAT and were named as Duke TIP Scholars.
Our Learning Enrichment Accelerated Program (LEAP) provides supplemental, hands-on activities for students in Grades 2-7 and is the only one of its kind in the Charleston area.
We have a full time Academic Support Teacher to accommodate students with diagnosed learning differences.
Two of our faculty members attended the National Curriculum Network Conference at William & Mary, and The Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project of Content Literacy at Columbia University in NYC.
Our students collected and donated 485 pairs of socks to MUSC’s Children’s Hospital, and 188 pet care items to Pet Helpers Animal Shelter.
One of our faculty members was a presenter at the National Catholic Education Association Convention in San Diego, CA in April 2016.
Our 4th grade class assisted the SC Department of Natural Resources by harvesting, growing and planting Spartina grass this year.
Our 5th grade LEAP students created a video entitled “Stop Bullying Now” that has received almost 3000 views!
The girls volleyball team finished second in the regular season and in tournament play. Our 2nd grade boys basketball team finished 2nd in the preseason tournament and 3rd in the St. Joseph’s League. The 3/4th grade girls basketball team finished 2nd in the St. Joseph’s league.
Our Tennis Team has 23 players and competed in the City of Charleston Youth Tennis League.
Our 7th and 8th graders each have school issued IPADs.
The 1st grade class completed over 10,000 math problems on IXL, which is an online mathematics program.
Our 3rd graders used “Plickers” as part of their classroom technology. Plickers is an app using “paper clickers” and a teacher’s iphone that allows the teacher to see students’ responses immediately.
Our 7th and 8th graders completed more than 1400 community service hours.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Call to Order – Mrs. Lindsey Blackburn
Welcome – Mrs. Lindsey Blackburn
Opening Prayer – Father Joseph Romanoski
Father’s Remarks – Father Joseph Romanoski
Carline Update – Mrs. Sallie Bendt: Morton and Brennan Drive are no longer part of the carline route. Please do not use these streets in the morning or the afternoon. Please also do not enter the carline using Moore Drive from Savannah Highway. The proper entrance from Savannah Highway is next to John Wesley, circle around to the end of the line. If you have any questions or concerns regarding carline, please contact the front office and speak with Mrs. Bendt.
Marketing Update – Mrs. Kathleen Ferri: By now we hope that all have viewed our new website created this summer! If you haven’t, please go to www.scbss.org for all things BSCS! You can find calendar of school events, schedule of Mass services, sports schedules, and some awesome pictures of our wonderful students. Thank you to Mrs. Melanie Hardy’s nomination, we have been chosen as WCBD News 2’s Cool School of the Week! Octavia Mitchell will be visiting our school on October 19th to interview a few of our students and learn all about our cool school. The episode is set to air on October 21st. The Student Directory will be issued soon containing family information for those that did not ask to be excluded. It will be a great resource to reach out to friends and keep in touch! Chic-Fil-A Spirit Nights are starting back up! Chic-Fil-A donates a percentage of the night’s sales back to the school. This is a wonderful way to have dinner with friends and help raise money for the school! The first Spirit Night is at the James Island location on Folly Road on October 4th. The next Spirit Night will be at the West Ashley location on Savannah Highway on November 1st.
Congratulations to Harper N., 3rd grade, for winning the art contest to design the BSCS sponsored giant Christmas card at the James Island County Park Festival of Lights! Everyone go out and see her masterpiece over the holidays! Great job, Harper! Christmas Camp - Mrs. Whitney Engel Christmas camp will be offered December 19-23 and December 27- January 30. Crafts, gifts, field trips, and caroling! This is sure to be a fun time for all. More information and registration forms to be sent home soon as well as posted to the website.
Financial Peace University - Mr. Walt Frick This program is a biblical based, personal finance class. In this very helpful class, you will learn how to save, invest, get out of debt, as well as learn about insurance and charitable giving. The next class begins on October 3rd @ 7 pm.
School Spotlight – Thank you to Mrs. Tina Moore for presenting this meeting’s School Spotlight on Christian Meditation. Through this new program, our students will learn how to connect with God through meditation to help foster balance… MIND-BODY-SOUL. We look forward to hearing more about this new program soon!
Principal’s Report – Mrs. Katharine Murphy: Thank you to Michele Crull for all of her hard work during her last year on the H.S.A.! The new lunch program (www.schoolhousefare.com) is going well. Our updated student handbook will be coming soon. Continue to look for the BSCS Happenings newsletter each Friday. New uniforms with new school logo are mandatory for everyone by October. Thank you for your cooperation during the transition! Please continue to send in non-perishable food items for school Mass services.
Presentation to Teachers - Mrs. Lindsey Blackburn: Thank you to our teachers for all you do! We hope this gift will help defray some of the out-of-pocket expenses that you so generously cover during the school year.
Knights of Columbus - Mr. Bob Poyer and Mr. Glenn Martin: Congratulations to the winners of the Knights of Columbus essay contest scholarship… Harper K. and Tommy D.! Great work guys and thank you to the KOL!
Academic Support/Resource - Mrs. Katie Arthurs: She announced that this year we will be adding Star Assessment to our current Accelerated Reader program. This will allow teachers to accurately assess the specific reading level for every child to help direct them to appropriate books. We would like to add Star Assessment for Math next year as well. If you have any concerns about your child’s progress in the classroom, please contact Mrs. Arthurs.
Box Tops - Mrs. Sherri Fitzpatrick: Keep clipping the Box Tops! We receive a great amount of money from submitting these. Also clip the Tyson Project A+ labels!
H.S.A. Report - Mrs. Lindsey Blackburn: BOOSTERTHON is coming up, October 17th-26th! This is the school’s biggest fundraiser and we hope that this year will be our best year yet! Get excited for this year’s theme, Backyard Box Office! Boosterthon is a fun run in which students get pledges and donations. During the week, the Boosterthon team speaks to our students about exercise, healthy living, treating others with respect, and many other wonderful values. At the end of the week, there is a fun run to which all of the parents are invited. This week will kick off with a Pep Rally on Monday, October 17th, and the Fun Run is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26th. This year, Father Joseph and Mrs. Murphy has advised us that they’d like funds raised this year to go toward the ongoing shade project, the Star reading program, subsidizing field trips for every class, and a sign for the front of our school. We have lots of other fun events planned for this year! Be on the lookout for flyers and posts to the website for the Saint Nicholas breakfast, Adult Team Trivia, Father Daughter Dance, and a Mother Son event as well. We are continuing our efforts to add shade to the playground area between the office and Parish Hall. Mrs. Melanie Hardy has agreed to continue working on the committee, but we need other volunteers! If you have landscaping or building and construction experience, we need you! Please contact any member of the Board if you are interested (contact info below). We will have a KISS box at the front of the Parish Hall at every meeting for your Kudos, Ideas, Suggestions, and Strategies. We would love to hear from you! Please re-link your Harris Teeter card to BSCS! We are also working on getting more Publix cards and will distribute those as soon as possible.
Treasurer’s Report - Mrs. Laurie Holscher: Thank you to everyone who has paid their dues for this year! We have had such a great response already. The H.S.A. uses these funds as seed money to help get up and running with this year’s events and fundraisers. The annual dues are $25 per family. You can send payment through your student in an envelope marked for Laurie Holscher, H.S.A. dues. Almost $600 was raised from auctioning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for carline. Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to the winning bids!
The winner for the upper school parent attendance tonight is Mrs. Testa’s 7th grade class, and the winner for the lower school is Mrs. Hemingway’s K5 class! Room moms will arrange a treat from the HSA - Congratulations!
There will be a TAG Day on Friday, September 30th for attendees of tonight’s meeting.
The next HSA meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24, 2017.
HSA 2016-2017 Board: Lindsey Blackburn (President), Laura Tregner (Vice President), Laurie Holscher (Treasurer), Beth Embry (Secretary), Melanie Hardy (Member-at-Large)
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