Feb 23, 2017



ATTENDANCE LINE: (801) 572-0251, please be sure to call the attendance line by 8:00am.

Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Often times we don’t look forward to the 40 days of sacrifice and self-denial that are part of the season. However, Lent can also be viewed as a yearly second chance. Each year the Church gives us six weeks to take a long, loving look at our lives to see if our values and priorities are in line with God’s desires for us. Since most of us find that we’ve wandered from God’s path, Lent becomes that second chance, or do-over. What a great gift. Here is a nice prayer for Ash Wednesday.

God of goodness and mercy,

Hear my prayer as I begin this Lenten journey with you. Let me be honest with myself as I look into my heart and soul, noticing the times I turn away from you. Guide me as I humbly seek to repent and return to your love.

May humility guide my efforts to be reconciled with you and live forever in your abundant grace.

Transform me this Lent, heavenly Father. Give me the strength to commit myself to grow closer to you each day.



  • We got the results from the Math Placement tests @ Juan Diego and 100 % of Advanced Math kids tested into Honors math at Juan Diego, with 90 % going into Geometry Honors.
  • Each year students from the grade level math class also test into Honors Math classes and this year was no exception. Great work Bobcats!
  • We will have the drawing to receive $1,000 off next year’s tuition after our First Friday Prayer on March 3rd. Thank you to everyone who turned in the enrollment forms on time. This is necessary for us as we begin planning for next year.
  • Our 8th grade boys are awesome! During the Middle School dance some boys thought it would be fun to throw wet paper towel balls at each other in our bathroom. Our boys noticed the mess they made and without anyone knowing cleaned up the mess. My “little birdies” told me at the end of the evening. They have truly learned the community of caring values!
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is looking for an enthusiastic, loving person to manage the new toddler program. Please contact me if you are or know of someone who is interested.
  • 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 58 days till Springfest!

The Installation of our new Bishop will take place on Tuesday March 7th. Two of our students were selected to attend this special event. Jessica Lamb and Alex Harvey will be representing Blessed Sacrament Catholic School as they are excellent examples of all the students that attend our school. Please join them as we pray for the new Bishop, Oscar Solis, next week.

Peace and blessings,
Bryan Penn,


PURPLE, GREEN AND GOLD FOR MARDI GRAS! Send your students in any/all of these colors on Tuesday, February 28 for Fat Tuesday .


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!!!

March 9, 2017 is the end of the 3rd Quarter. It is also the date of our Spring Parent Teacher Conferences. Sign- up sheets are in the school lobby.

Thank you everyone who came to the HSA meeting on Tuesday! We are gearing up for some fun events!
Feb 25th @ 6:30pm – Father Daughter Barn Dance- Please note the time change. The dance is from 6:30-8:30.

March 3- First Friday Prayer in the gym
March 18 – St Patrick’s Day Parade- stay tuned for details!

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)

This running program starts Monday after school. There is still time to register! Follow the link on the above attachment!

Please see the calendar on our website for a complete list of Extra Curricular Activities http://blessedsacschool.org/events/.

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

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.

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.

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.

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!


During the month of March students and teachers will focus on the Virtue of Optimism. Optimism is the perfect word for spring. Hopefulness and confidence in the future is a beautiful way to start the month of March and the season of spring.

Students will be putting together kitchen kits for Catholic Community Services for the refugee program. Many times refugees come to the United States just with the clothes they are wearing. They are filled with optimism about their future and the kitchen kits are a wonderful way to say “Welcome to America!”

Saint Philomena is the perfect saint for the month of March. Saint Philomena translates to filia luminis or daughter of light. She is the enlightener of the dark. She is the Patroness of the Children of Mary. Her mission today is to draw us to the Immaculate Heart of Mary through imitation of her heroic virtues of purity, obedience and humility. Saint Philomena is an anchor of HOPE in our life.

We are asking for a donation from each student at the school to enable us to put together 12 kitchen kits for the refugee program. Each of these donations can be purchased at the Dollar Store. You do not need to buy anything expensive. The Dollar Store items work wonderfully!

Grade Item
Preschool 3 Sweeping Broom
PreKindergarten AM Dust Pan
PreKindergarten PM Pack of Sponges
Kindergarten Kitchen Towel
Grade 1
    A-H Spatula
    I-Z Serving Spoon
Grade 2 Plastic Mop Bucket
Grade 3
    A-L Set of Measuring Cups
    M-Z Set of Measuring Spoons
Grade 4
    A-K Box of Gallon Size Ziplok Bags
    L-Z Box of Quart Size Ziplok Bags
Grade 5
    A-G Wisk
    H-Z Cutting Board
Grade 6
    A-G Hot Pad
    H-Z Can Opener
Grade 7 Oven Mitt
Grade 8 Potato Peeler


These items will be collected from now until March 20. Please have your child bring the item in to the school and drop in the box outside the Main Office.
Thank you for your continued support of our service projects!

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