Feb 2, 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.
“How good it is, and how pleasant, where friends dwell as one!” Psalm 133:1 Reading this exclamation, it struck me that the psalmists are describing us. The spaghetti dinner last Friday was GREAT, AMAZING and full of FAMILY. I saw many parishioners, former students and current families all sharing a meal and genuinely enjoying each other’s companionship. During Catholic schools week, let us all pray that our Catholic schools continue to be cheerful places where the hearts and minds of children can be fully developed for the glory of God. We also take this time to give thankful praise for the parents that have recognized the gifts of a quality Catholic education.
DID YOU KNOW-
- We are starting a new incentive to get enrollment packets turned in on time! Everyone who turns in his or her packet by the 2/17 due date will be put into a drawing to receive $1,000 off next years tuition!!!!
- 48% of our middle school students have volunteered to enter the Diocesan Science Fair! Wish them luck on Saturday 2/11.
- We have a quick survey prepared for you! Please take 3 minutes and tell us how we are doing! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BSCS2016-17survey
- The Springfest website is up and running. It contains answers to frequently asked questions and it serves as your official “invitation”. Make sure you check it out. Also, like it on Facebook @ Springfest 2017.
- Today is the mid-term of 3rd Quarter!
- 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 79 days till Springfest!
What a great beginning of Catholic Schools week! Thanks to the choir for adding to our celebration of the Mass last Sunday. Monday, the classes got together with their buddies and created very cute posters telling what they like about blessed Sacrament Catholic School. Tuesday we created Prayer chains. Wednesday’s all-School Mass was very special. We announced the Outstanding Employee of the year- Ms. Tracy Darling. What a gift she is for all of us!! Tonight is our Literacy Night and open house. Your School Board has planned great activities to promote literacy. I hope everyone can swing by. Remember that for the open house you can go visit next year’s classroom and hear all about what they will be doing. Tomorrow is First Friday and we will start the day with our community prayer! What a blessing this week has been.
Springfest is our premier fundraiser for the year. This annual event is designed to raise funds to support the high quality education of your children. Tuition covers approximately 85% of our expenses, so the funds raised at Springfest are extremely critical to ensure the stability of our school. Hope to see you all there J
Peace and blessings,
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK- January 29-February 4
Thursday: Literacy Night and Open House 5:30-7:00
Meet the Middle School 6:30-7
Friday: First Friday Prayer in the gym 8:00am
As you know, winter in the Salt Lake Valley means INVERSION. To keep our students safe and healthy, staff at Blessed Sacrament School is checking the air quality multiple times a day- especially before recess. If the air quality is higher than “yellow” we keep students inside for recess. Feel free to check it along with us at http://air.utah.gov.
Want to do more? Remember to turn your vehicle ignition “off” when waiting in the drive pattern. Every little bit helps!!
Friday 2/3: First Friday Prayer at 8 in the gym;
Tuesday 2/7: HSA Meeting at 7pm in the Music Room;
Saturday 2/25: Father Daughter Event. Stay tuned for details!
JUNGLE BOOK VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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)
GIRLS ON THE RUN~ GOTR
Registration is open!
Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program that inspires 3rd-6th grade girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. This after-school program combined training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem lessons and uplifting workouts. The goal of the program is to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Please see the calendar on our website for a complete list of Extra Curricular Activities http://blessedsacschool.org/events/.
March 9, 2017 is the end of the 3rd Quarter. It is also the date of our Spring Parent Teacher Conferences. Please mark your calendars and plan to schedule a meeting with your child’s teacher(s) on that day.
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church is selling their timeshare! This timeshare is located at the Circle J Club in Jeremy Ranch (Park City). This condo (C12) is a 2 bedroom/2 bath unit and sleeps 8. You would be entitled to Week 43 (October) each year. The yearly maintenance fees are $700. If interested, please email your best offer, email@example.com. Thanks! Here is a link to the Circle J Club. http://circlejclub.com/
SAVE THE DATE
The 2017 Springfest Benefit is approaching and your participation is a crucial component to the success of our children’s benefit!
- Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
- Venue: St Thomas More Catholic Church Center
- Time: 6:00 p.m. – midnight.
Check out all the information on the website at https://blessedsac.ejoinme.org/springfest
LOVE AND LOGIC
At least once in just about every parent’s life they will hear a sassy, “You guys are so into _________. I hate it.” Or “I don’t know why you are so uptight about_________” or “I don’t know why you don’t like_________” or “I don’t believe in _________ like you do.”
As their neurons develop, why is it that many children find what’s dearest to our hearts and with spit and vinegar inform us that they disagree? More importantly, how might we respond in ways that maintain our relationship while increasing the odds that they will make healthy life choices?
While there are many possible reasons why a given child might toss one of these bombs, most do so because they are trying to see whether they’re being led by strong and capable people. If we lose our cool, they’ll need to test more. If we can handle such barbs without freaking out or launching into lectures, they will likely test less.
Let’s consider how Mom might reply to her momentarily sassy son, Jake.
Jake: “I don’t know why you guys believe_________.”
Mom (with calmness and sincerity): “I’m really interested in what you think, Jake. Tell me about it.”
Jake (describing something completely extreme): “Well… I think that_________.”
Mom (smiling and resting her hand on his shoulder): “I’m so glad you shared that with me. That’s a really interesting viewpoint. It doesn’t work for me, but who needs to decide what you think? Is that you or me?”
Mom: “You’re right. I love you.”
There’s good news! As long as we don’t lose it over these moments… and as long as we remain loving authority figures, it’s extremely likely they’ll wake up at age thirty and realize that they are just like us. Modeling really is powerful!
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