September 14, 2017



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

Today is the feast day of the Exultation of the Holy Cross. What a powerful symbol of God’s relationship with us. Jesus didn’t come like a god; he came as a baby, a vulnerable human. He chose to be like us, subject to the same trials and tribulations. He didn’t send us directions from the heavens; he came here, lived with us, and worked with us. He taught us, and let us know that salvation was possible by being human with us.

God loved us so much he sent his own son to save us. Jesus came out of love to save us all. He did not come to condemn but to redeem. He came to lead us to heaven by opening the gates of heaven himself, ascending into heaven, to show us that if we follow him, we can follow him to heaven.


  • Our Fall Fundraiser kicks off today!! This Fundraiser we get to keep 100% of the funds collected and invite friends and relatives from around the world to support our amazing community. Join us tonight for a frozen custard social.
  • Bishop Solis is coming to visit! He will say Mass for the student on Nov. 29th and tour the school after Mass. We are excited to have this opportunity to show off our school.
  • Grandparents Day is just a week away! We are excited to welcome these special people!
  • Our fall and spring fundraisers are very important for our budget. Tuition only covers about 80% of the actual costs. Thank you for your continuous generous support.
  • More that one person per family can sign up for the volunteer site. This means that friends and grandparents are welcome to join in on all our effortsThat way you will get the email notifications of the times you signed up for or of any changes in the need for volunteers. Just make sure you enter the family name in when you log in your hours.
  • We still need lunch help. Even if it is not your child’s class’ turn you can always volunteer.

Our Student Council is up to something!! Follow us on Facebook and find out about their shenanigans. Make sure you check out first ever Blessed Sacrament Catholic School NEWSCAST!

Peace and blessings,

Bryan Penn, M.S.Ed.L


Memorial Mass for Msgr. Bob

On Friday, September 15th,  at 6:30 pm there will be a Memorial Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church. Following Mass, a Celebration of Msgr. Bob’s life will be held in the Parish Center.


8th grade Confirmation students please register for classes no later than Sunday, September 10th . Include a copy of your Baptismal certificate with your registration forms as well as the fees to cover cost of books and supplies. First day of class is September 10 th in the Parish Hall. Mandatory Confirmation Parents meeting will be held Sunday, September 17 th in the Confirmation Class room.

First Communion

All Catholic 2nd graders who wish to receive First Communion at Blessed Sacrament please fill out the yellow registration, a copy of Baptismal certificate and fees to cover books and supplies. Forms are due Monday, September 25th . You may turn them in to Ms. Darling or to the Parish Office. Mandatory Parents meeting will be held at the Parish Center Sunday, October 8th in room 1.

St. Anne and St. Joachim were Jesus’ grandparents.

Each month at Blessed Sacrament we will focus on one virtue, one action, and one saint.  For the month of September, the virtue will be respect, the action, Grandparent’s Day, and the Saints will be St. Anne and St. Joachim.

On September 21st, we will celebrate Grandparents Day  at Blessed Sacrament School.  During art class, we will be writing thank you notes and creating gifts for our grandparents to show our love and appreciation for the positive contributions they make in our lives.

Substitute Teachers Needed – If you are interested in helping support the teaching staff and Blessed Sacrament School by being available to substitute in any of our classrooms, please visit or call the office at 801-572-5311. A teaching certificate is not required.

Free Family Passes to U of U Women’s Volleyball – Stop in at the office and ask for your free pass! Tell your student to ask for them in the office as well.

BoxTops  Collect and save BoxTops. Our first collection will be in October. It’s amazing how easily they add up.

29th Annual Bulldog Boogie 2017: Friday, September 22
“Blast From the Past”

Calling ALL Youth, ages 5 and up! Come participate in this high-energy, fun event and perform the “Bulldog Boogie” during halftime of the Judge Memorial varsity football game. Judge students from the Dance and Cheer programs serve as choreographers and coaches. Clinics will be held September 19, 20, and 21 from 5-6:30P at Judge Memorial. Halftime performance will be the evening of, Friday, September 22.  A registration fee of $30 includes a commemorative Bulldog Boogie T-Shirt. Click Here for details and to register or visit:

Paderewski Festival – Piano and Chamber Music Competition 2017

Sponsored by the Gifted Music School, this event will celebrate Paderewski’s legacy and keep it alive. Visit this link for more information.

Community of Caring and Blessed Sacrament School “Buddies”

Community of Caring is taking a new route this year. Instead of having an after school club, we are going to involve the entire student body. We are ALL a Community of Caring. We are going to merge the Community of Caring and Buddies together. Community of Caring Buddies will usually meet on the first Friday of every month from 10:30-11:00. Our first Community of Caring Buddies meeting will be next Friday, September 15th and the planned activity is “Poppies for Peace.”

Bobcat News! – August!


Art Club for 4th – 8th grade is starting again!  Students will explore new art forms, mediums and create art that cannot be worked on in a normal class period.  Come join the fun!

We will meet Tuesdays (see dates below) after school from 3-4.  Please pick-up children promptly at 4pm.  After 4pm your children will be enrolled in Little Blessings.

Please submit the form with a check made out to Blessed Sacrament School for $20. Space is limited to 12 students.

Dates for Art Club are: 10/17/17, 10/31/1711/14/1711/28/17,  12/12/17,  12/19/17

Mad Science   is coming! Fun and creative educational activities are planned for every student who joins. Register your student today! Secret Agent Lab begins Monday, September 25th.

Chess Club will help students to develop effective strategy and strengthen problem-solving skills. And, it’s fun! Sign-Up online today. Questions? Email or call Matt at 801-589-4279.

inmotion Jr. Golf begins at Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday, September 27th. Sign-up online here. Putting, chipping, fundamentals of the golf swing, etiquette, and much more will be covered during the five-week program.

Chorus begins after school on Wednesday, October 25th. Return the Permission Slip with registration fee with your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grader today.

Still curious about….Musical InstrumentsKarateBandAsbestosSoccer? Follow the links for information.


Coffee and Donuts after Mass needs volunteers. Help is needed at 8:30am. This is a great way to meet your fellow parishioners and have fun while you help. Sign-up today!

8th Grade Lunchroom Duty is the month of September. Please look online for a date that suits you. We need you!

Grandparents and Grandfriends Day needs many people to ensure success. Please sign-up for this amazing experience. Volunteering for Grandparents Day brings new friends and honors many long-standing friendships. Spend the day with our grandparents! It’s a lovely gift to yourself and to the school.

Calling all Superheroes!

Superhero Fun Run – kicks off today!

Please check your emails (junk box) for your student’s individual donation link and kick off the fundraiser with your donation! Then get creative and share your links! Create videos, add photos, and tell your friends and family what BSCS means to you! Simply click the ‘Share’ buttons on the donation page. We know we can reach our $20,000 goal with help from your super heroic family and friends!

We need volunteers to help make this a success!

If you have any questions please contact the HSA at

Support the Carmalite Nuns

The main financial support of the monastery is the Annual Fair, which is normally held on Sunday in September (September 17, 2017) from 11:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

We have many ethnic foods such as Mexican food, Italian food, and Asian Cuisine as well as burgers and hot dogs, and ice cream. In addition to the wonderful food, every hour there is entertainment such as Live Auction, Utah Basque Dancers, Utah Pipe Band, the OPA Greek Dancers, The Mexican dancers and the Chinese Lion Dance. You and your children will be very pleased with all of the activities we offer at the fair.

There are rides and games of all sorts for the children. There are handicraft items made by the Sisters and friends of the Community. Each year we have approximately 3000 patrons come to the fair and our volunteer work force reaches around 300 people of all ages. Part of the entertainment consists in one hour of Live Auction. The prizes are beautiful hand-made art works by the nuns and donations of gift certificates and items from businesses in the Salt Lake area and Park City areas. We have also hold a silent auction which goes on all day and is very popular.

The behind-the-scenes activity in getting ready for the fair requires many hours for a week before and a week afterwards for clean-up. All able-bodied persons are welcome to participate in this activity. The Set-up begins this year on Saturday, September 9th at 9am and everyday thereafter from 9am to sunset.

This year besides the beautiful automobile 2017 Kia Soul offered as our special Prize Giveaway, the Carmelite Fair proudly presents many interesting and popular items such as the popular Traeger Grill/Smoker valued $1,000.00, an Apple iPad, side of beef, $200.00 cash, and many more unique items listed for Live and Silent Auctions.

Lunch Program

We are excited to share a healthy lunch offering from Utah Community Action for Blessed Sacrament School. When ordering, be sure to note the First and Last Name of your student, as well as their Grade in the box stating “Add additional note to merchant (optional).” Please use this box to direct lunch to your student by adding the name and grade of each student you are purchasing lunch for.  It is important to specify “Double” if your student requests a second lunch. Totals will reflect the number of lunches you have ordered. All orders must be completed online by midnight the night before to receive a lunch, or to request a lunch be canceled. If you know your student will not attend school the next day, please visit Blessed Sacrament School Lunch Program before midnight to make changes. (The monthly purchase option will no longer be available.)

Monday, September 18th –  Turkey Meatballs, Whole Wheat Hoagie Roll, Peppered Cauliflower, and a Pear, with Milk

Tuesday, September 19th –  Sliced Roast Beef, Whole Wheat Bun, Vegan Vegetable Soup, and a Mandarin Orange, with Milk

Wednesday, September 20th –  Beef Taco Meat, Whole Wheat Tortilla, Tomato, Lettuce, and a Banana, with Milk

Thursday, September 21st –  Bolognese Beef, Whole Wheat Rotini Pasta, Carrots, and an Apple, with Milk

Friday, September 22nd – Bring a lunch, please.

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