Feb 16, 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.

What is the difference between what is being taught at our Catholic school and what is being taught at the public school down the road? The obvious answer is religion. In each grade the Catholic faith is taught in a religion class that is not taught in public schools. But, is that all that we offer? Are we just a quality school with an extra class? I have been giving quite a few tours lately and every one of them mentioned that they could feel something different in our school that they did not feel at the “school down the road.” It is a statement that I never tire of hearing. The spirit that exists in Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is tangible and can be felt in all that we do here. We are blessed to be part of this blessed community. Thank you to everyone that makes this a reality.

DID YOU KNOW-

  • We have potential wait lists in a few grades. After the 17th we will start accepting new applicants. You must have your enrollment packet in by the end of the day on Friday to be eligible for the drawing to receive $1,000 off next years tuition!!!!
  • Safety is our number one concern. There have been a few close calls in the parking lot. Please check to make sure the center lane is clear before you pull out from the curb and use your blinkers.
  • You can use the left side of the center lane to pull through and get your middle-schooler or third grader. That way you don’t have to wait behind the younger grades as they get loaded into cars.
  • We are not able to microwave meals in the lunchroom. Please do not send microwave meals. Obviously, there are too many children to be able to accommodate this and still give them time to eat. Thank you for your help!
  • Our survey closes next week! Please take 3 minutes and tell us how we are doing! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BSCS2016-17survey
  • 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 65 days till Springfest!

Due to some major scheduling difficulties we have been forced to make the difficult decision to cancel the Spring Concert. Mrs. Thomas has great plans for the younger kids to work on their performance skills in class and they continue to find their inner musician. So…instead of an evening at the Spring Concert, please plan on joining us April 27th for our first musical production of “The Jungle Book.”

Peace and blessings,
Bryan Penn,
M.S.Ed.L
Principal

SPRINGFEST BASKETS
Springfest Baskets are due Thursday March 9th, 2017, during Parent-Teacher conference. Drop off will take place in the front lobby. When dropping off your basket, be sure to enclose the following information:

  • Family Name
  • Basket Theme
  • Basket Cost
  • Items in Basket

This will help us accurately record and track all donations. If a family does not create a basket, a $45 fee will be billed to them. Please remember that all baskets must be wrapped in clear cellophane with items securely attached inside the basket.

Baskets do not need to be baskets! Feel free to get creative when putting your items together. Use coolers, buckets, storage bins, suitcases, or other items that might be applicable to your “basket” theme. Most importantly, have fun and be creative!

***And please make sure to visit our new Springfest website: https://blessedsac.ejoinme.org/springfest. Thanks!!!

SPRING CONFERENCES
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.

HSA NEWS
Thank you everyone who came to the HSA meeting on Tuesday! We are gearing up for some fun events!
Feb 13-17 – Box Tops Drive! Keep cutting your Box Tops- They are due tomorrow! The winning class celebrates with a PIZZA PARTY!
Feb 25th @ 6:30pm – Father Daughter Barn Dance- Please note the time change. The dance is from 6:30-8:30.

Feb 24- First Friday Prayer in the gym
March 18 – St Patrick’s Day Parade- stay tuned for details!

COMMUNITY OF CARING CLUB
Meeting today, Thursday, Feb. 16. We’ll be learning about what “gritty kids” do – when no one is watching! 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. New members are always welcome. If it’s your first meeting, please bring a permission note signed by a parent.
Don’t forget to cut out and bring your canceled stamps!!!!!

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. (lthomas@blessedsacschool.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/.

SPRINGFEST
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

HOCKEY
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 bscfundraisingsandy@gmail.com.

BINGO
Family Nite Bingo: Our Fundraising Committee continues the monthly Family Nite Bingo Series on February 24th with Mardi Gras Bingo. Come join us for a nite of Mardi Gras celebration and fun with 12 games of bingo and a light dinner. Doors open at 6:00 PM with a light dinner of muffeletta sandwiches, red beans and rice, and King Cakes for desert, all created by our Krewe of Ambrosia. Games begin at approximately 6:30 PM. Adult entry is $14, Kids 12 and under are $10, and our family pass (good for two adults and up to five kids) is $50. We will be rockin the Cajun Evening till approximately 9:00 PM. For more information contact Douglas Bacon at (801) 618-7239 or bscfundraisingsandy@gmail.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. Capacity of camp is 30 students.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY
Children’s Liturgy – Sunday’s at the 11:30 Mass is looking for parents to assist with this program. We are geared to 2-6 year olds and the little ones need help doing the craft project that is tied to the Gospel reading each week.
Please contact Sharon Martin at 801-571-2071 x336 or email smartin@blessedsacschool.org, if you are interested!

LOVE AND LOGIC
Have you ever found yourself wondering, “What’s it going to take to motivate this kid?”

The science of intrinsic motivation is complex, involving a wide array of factors. One of the most important, yet perhaps the most ignored, involves the following truths:

  • Every child is born with a unique temperament and set of gifts.
  • We can parent well, but we cannot change the essence of who they are.
  • When we encourage them to focus on their gifts, this creates high motivation.
  • When we obsess over their weaknesses, we create frustration and apathy.

Generally speaking, traditional education has focused on the identification and remediation of weaknesses. This approach works well with some students. For many others it creates a train wreck of negative emotions and conflict between students and teachers, parents and their children, and parents and teachers.

Consider the following scenario:

You had a horrible day at work because your boss was upset with mistakes you made on tasks that you loathe. You spent most of the day correcting these mistakes.

Now you’re heading home to your loving spouse. Entering the house, you hear, “We really need to talk. I visited with your boss over the phone today, and he told me that some of your skills are really low. That’s okay. I love you. That’s why we’re going to start spending the evenings working on these issues so that you can bring up your performance at work. That means no TV until we get these things addressed.”

Would you be highly motivated to work on your skill deficits… or highly motivated to find a more relaxing place to go after work?

Are you focusing primarily on your child’s natural gifts, or are you dwelling on what’s most difficult for them?

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