HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!
Did you know that.....?
July 4th is when the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation; there were 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence;
Thomas Jefferson wrote most of the document; John Hancock was the first signer; Ben Franklin (PA) was the oldest signer (age 70); Edward Rutledge (SC) was the youngest signer (age 26); John Adams (2nd President) and Thomas Jefferson (3rd President) were signers - both died on July 4th in 1826!
From the Census Bureau: Facts for Features
DON'T FORGET ABOUT YOUR SUMMER MATH AND READING REQUIREMENTS!
PLEASE SEE "RESOURCES" FOR WHAT TO DO FOR MATH AND FOR YOUR SUMMER READING REQUIREMENT. ALL READING LISTS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR BOOK REPORTS ARE NOW ONLINE!
Effective July 6th, THE SCHOOL OFFICE WILL BE OPEN FROM 7:30 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M. Regular office hours will resume in August.
SCHOOL AND PE UNIFORMS!
The link and address for Educational Outfitters is in the School Resources tab. It always seems reasonable to wait to purchase school uniforms - just in case of a "growth spurt" - but please remember that not all items may be available and some may have to be ordered. Please keep the possibility of "out-of-stock" items in mind as you plan your summer purchases!
KEEP IN "TIME" WITH YOUR MATH SKILLS!
Please remember that BSCS students are required to practice their math skills on the IXL Math Program. Each week, rising 2nd and 3rd grades need to practice 30 minutes each week; rising 4th and 5th graders need to complete 45 minutes each week; rising 6th-8th graders need to complete 1 hour each week!
THIS IS THE SUMMER MATH REQUIREMENT FOR RETURNING STUDENTS.
(New BSCS students do not have a summer math requirement.)
JUST IN CASE YOU NEED TO KNOW....
August 16th: "Meet Your Teacher," 3:00-5:00 pm
August 17th: First day of school - noon dismissal
August 18th: Second day of school - noon dismissal
August 19th: Full day of school - Extended Day begins
September 2nd: Open House - 6:30 pm (Parents only)
ALREADY THINKING ABOUT "NO SCHOOL" DAYS?
September 7: Labor Day
October 12: Columbus Day
October 23: Parent-Teacher Conferences
November 25-27: Thanksgiving Holidays
December 21-January 1: Christmas/New Year Holidays
January 18: MLK Holiday
February 15: Presidents' Day
March 4: Regional Teacher Conference
March 25-April 3: Easter Holidays
May 30: Memorial Day
WILL BE AVAILABLE AT
"MEET THE TEACHER"
SUNDAY, AUGUST 16TH!
OUR NEW PLAYGROUND WILL BE INSTALLED THIS SUMMER!
Thank you, parents, families, and all contributors of the 2014 Boosterthon! One BSCS goal will be realily!
The mission statement of Blessed Sacrament School is in "School Resources."
AGREEMENT TO THE POLICIES OF BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC SCHOOL (BSCS), AS OUTLINED IN THE PARENT-STUDENT HANDBOOK, ARE IMPLIED BY ENROLLMENT AT BSCS. SPECIFIC ADHERENCE TO AND PERMISSION FOR INTERNET USAGE AND INTERNET/PHOTO PUBLICATION IS GRANTED UNLESS AN OPT-OUT FORM IS RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE STUDENT'S FIRST DAY AT BSCS FOR 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR.