Apr 6, 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.

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, the final Sunday of Lent and the beginning of Holy Week. It commemorates the triumphant arrival of Christ in Jerusalem, days before he was crucified. A week later, Christ would rise from the dead on the first Easter.

During Palm Sunday Mass, palms are distributed and carried in a ritual procession into church. The palms are blessed and many people will fashion them into small crosses or other items of personal devotion. These may be returned to the church, or kept for the year.

The colors of the Mass on Palm Sunday are red and white, symbolizing the redemption in blood that Christ paid for the world.

DID YOU KNOW-

  • The rooms for the Early Childhood Program are almost completed! Just waiting for the cabinets to arrive and get installed in about three weeks. Keep your eyes open for information about open houses etc. coming soon. Tell your friends
  • ACT Aspire testing continues after Easter break (4/24-5/1) 3rd, 4th & 5th. No studying necessary J Just a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast each morning.
  • The Rice Bowls are due back at tomorrow’s First Friday Prayer 4/7. You are always welcome to come and pray with us every first Friday of the month.
  • We are here to answer questions! Any time you hear something that you want more information about or concerns you, please call the office or me at 801-572-5311.
  • 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 16 days till Springfest! RSVP extended to April 10th

Thank you to everyone who has RSVP’d for Springfest. Your HSA has been extremely busy working to make this event something special. Lots of new things will be happening this year and we still need your help. 1st Please consider attending the event. 2nd Please offer to volunteer. There is plenty that needs to be done the morning of the event as well as during. Even if you only have an hour to share, it would be a great help to your committee.

Peace and blessings,

Bryan Penn,
M.S.Ed.L
Principal

BOX TOPS PARTY
The 5th Grade will be having a Pizza Party on Friday, April 21 to celebrate their Box Top collecting win!!
If you have a 5th grader, please remind them NOT to pack a lunch on this day!

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

  • HOTEL

Are you interested in staying at a hotel close to St Thomas More for Springfest? We got you a great $99/night deal for the night of Springfest! https://cottonwood.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?corp_id=G-SACR
*Offer ends April 1st, 2017.

  • VOLUNTEERS

Springfest Volunteers Needed:

    • Table Bussers : We are in need of 10 volunteers, 21 years or older, to bus the tables.
    • Raffle Ticket/ Runners: 10 High School Students needed to help with Raffle ticket sales, Runners, Disbursements
    • Disbursements: 2 Adults Needed to help with disbursements of auction items.
    • ** If interested, please email or text Chris Edwards at: edwardsutah@comcast.net or 801-824-8758
  • WAGON OF SPIRITS

Buy your raffle tickets to win our Wagon of Spirits at Springfest! Tickets are available in the school office : $10 each or 3/$25.

  • HELP WITH OUR SPRINGFEST VIDEO!

We are putting together a video that we will show during the Springfest benefit on April 22, 2017. We need your help! Please send any/all school related photos to Shelley Boldon at snboldon@gmail.com. Thank you!

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)

  • SUPPORT

Dear Parents and Community Members,
Help support Blessed Sacrament’s Middle School production of the Jungle Book. Any amount will be helpful to go toward the cost of the production: costuming, set & scenery, lighting, license and show kit for the Disney production. All donations will be greatly appreciated.
Please send your check to Blessed Sacrament School. Indicate in the memo that these monies are for the benefit of the play. Make checks payable to Blessed Sacrament School.
Thank You for Your Support…
Blessed Sacrament Play Committee

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE AND CALENDAR
Please be sure to continue to check the Blessed Sacrament Calendar on our website www.blessedsacschool.org! We try to keep this updated with the most recent news and events.

PAYPAMS LUNCH ACCOUNTS
Granite School District has been our partner in the hot lunch program for the past few years. They provide a valuable service to all of our families. They have recently provided us with a list of families who owe money on their Paypam accounts. If you owe money, you should have received a notice of the balance due. We are asking each family to please assist us with getting your Paypam accounts current. We currently owe $2,923 for hot lunches. If the Paypam accounts are not brought current, Blessed Sacrament School is obligated to pay the balance remaining. We thank everyone in advance for bringing and keeping all Paypam accounts current.

BOOK FAIR
The 2017 Book fair will be April 24 – 28. We will be set up before, during, and after the school play on April 27, 2017.

HSA NEWS
*Click this link to see and download your pictures taken at the Daddy Daughter Barn Dance!
*We will have many open HSA positions for the 17-18 School Year. We will be filling those positions at our May meeting – join us if you are interested in helping out!
*Our next meeting us Tuesday, May 2nd at 7pm in the music room. We have several open positions: Volunteer Coordinator, Treasurer, Morning Events Coordinator, Springfest Chair, and more!
*Important Upcoming Dates

  • First Friday Prayer – April 7th @ 8am
  • Parents and Pastries – April 19th @ 7:30am
  • Springfest – April 22nd
  • Chick-Fil-A Night – April 26thth @ 5-7pm

Check out our final newsletter of the year attached below!

4th GRADE BARNES AND NOBLE ART SHOW
Join us TONIGHT from 6-7pm at the Fort Union Barnes and Noble for the 4th grade artist reception. Light snacks will be provided and you will have the opportunity to enjoy your child’s artwork themed, “Flying Over” a personal narrative based on the book, Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold. Hope to see you there!

ASPIRE TESTING
The dates for Aspire testing are:

  • Middle School (Grades 6,7,8 ): April 3-7. We will use the following week for make-up tests for this group – April 10-12
  • Grades 3,4,5: April 25-28 and May 1. There is a field trip scheduled for April 24 so we are starting the test on a Tuesday. Make-up days for this group will be May 2-4.

Please make sure that your child is in attendance (if possible) for all of their test days and that they have had adequate rest and a healthy breakfast!

EASTER EGG HUNT
Blessed Sacrament’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Council of Catholic Women, will be held Saturday, April 8, at 1:00 p.m. Once again the ladies would like your help with donations of candy to stuff the eggs. The candy must be individually wrapped and small enough to fit inside the plastic eggs. Please, no chocolate as it melts inside the eggs. Suggested candies are tootsie rolls, taffy, hard candy, Starburst, bubble gum, etc. Small packs of gummies, fruit snacks, Skittles, etc. can also be used. Collection boxes are located in the church and school. If you have any questions or would like to help, please contact Cheryl Illario (801-942-7619) or Maureen Woodley (801-561-1404), co-chairs of this event. Thank you!

BLESSED SACRAMENT YEARBOOK

Parents, be a part of the yearbook process! We are interested in any photos you may have taken this school year. Please email photos to Mrs. Mullholand at mmullholand@blessedsacschool.org for possible inclusion in the school yearbook. Thank you for your support!

TETONS
Parents of 6th and 7th graders- Mrs. Vanderbeek is collecting deposits for the Tetons Science Trip in October 2017. If you have any questions or concerns, email her at jvanderbeek@blessedsacschool.org.

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. Camp capacity is 30 students.

LOVE AND LOGIC
When it comes to sibling conflict, it’s common for all of us to focus on the wrong problem: Their relationship with each other rather than our relationship with them.

Healthy parent-child relationships are characterized by two things: First, the child feels unconditionally loved. Second, the child sees the parents as the undisputed authority figures in the home.

People who care enough to study Love and Logic materials… such as this tip… rarely have an issue with the “love” part of this equation. It comes naturally! The part they struggle with… and so do I… is the authority part.

Perhaps it’s helpful to remember that when we provide strong leadership… not just friendship… we see:

  • Happier kids who tend to get along far better with us.
  • More secure kids who have fewer conflicts with each other.
  • Kids who respect us enough to stop arguing with each other when we ask, “Guys? Will you stop that, please?”

When we display relational weakness, chronic sibling conflict is a sure result.

Kids almost always fight with each other more when
they lack consistent and loving limits.

Too frequently, all of us slip into the habit of addressing symptoms rather than core causes. When we do so, we find ourselves endlessly spinning our wheels, dealing with recurring symptoms, as well as ones that continuously erupt in new and unpredictable ways.

Real and lasting solutions to recurring family issues involve taking strategic steps toward reestablishing loving authority in the home. The first step involves asking the following questions:

  • Are we setting enough limits that we can actually enforce?
  • Are we enforcing these limits with empathy and logical consequences rather than trying to do so with empty threats and lectures?
  • Are the kids able to manipulate us… their parents… against each other?
  • Are we trying too hard to be their friends rather than focusing on remaining friendly authority figures?

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Easter Egg Hunt flyer 2017

hsa newsletter spring 2017

springfest 2017 RSVP