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October 2012 Newsletter

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  1. Happy Fall Blessed Sacrament October 2012 Newsletter

  2. From The Desk of Mrs. Magnusson A Note From Our President Tracy McTiernan As the leaves begin to turn beautiful colors and the air becomes crisp and cool, our thoughts begin to turn to the holidays. We will have our annual Halloween party this Sunday! Anne Divers and her committee will be transforming the gym for our ghosts and goblins. The party is open to all grades this year so please join us. November 9, 10 and 11 we will have our Christmas in Candy Land Christmas fair. The Christmas fair elves have been very busy planning this years fair and we hope it will be the most successful ever! I encourage you to volunteer at the fair, even if it is only for an hour or two. We also need volunteers to help with decorating the gym the week before. If you are interested please let the fair committee members know. Another upcoming event is Dine Out at the Beer Garden on November 14. I hope you all come out and support this event. We had our first Zumba night this past month and I would like to thank Rich Kerney for setting up the sound system. We also had our second movie night in the teachers’ parking lot. The evening was a little cool but we were all kept warm with a little hot apple cider. I would like to thank Rich Kerney, Brett Mohlenhoff and Dan Divers for setting up our ”theater”. I hope you are all enjoying some fall fun! I look forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting. Dear Parents, I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful fall weather. I wish to report to you the school results for the 2011-12 States Tests, ELA MATH Grade 4 81.8 69.1 Grade 6 81.4 67.8 Grade 8 62 49.1 We are working hard to continue to raise our scores. A professional coach will be working with the Students and Teachers in all areas. Parent teacher Conferences/first report card will be Nov. 14th and 15th. Hope to see all of you at our Christmas Fair. Many Blessings for a Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. Meeting October’s meeting will be held on the 29th of this month at 7:30 p.m. It is also a class mothers’ meeting which starts at 7:00p.m. It was great to see many old and new faces at the September meeting. We look forward to seeing all of you again this month. Lots of new information about the school and upcoming events will be discussed… of course over a few cocktails and munchies ! With that being said the cocktail of the night will be a CREEPY COCKTAIL ! Meeting Setup 7th grade mothers are asked to set up/clean up for the October 29th meeting. (Participation in this is a requirement if you wish to serve as a future class mother). Please arrive no later than 6:30. Mother’s Guild Dues Mother’s Guild dues remain at $10.00. Dues can be paid at the October meeting. Please see Helene Maiello. You may also send it through school with your child. Please mark the envelope with your child’s/children’s names and grade and your payment so it can be properly recorded.

  4. ContactInformation Pastor – Monsignor Peter G. Finn – Parish House – (718) 442 1581 Principal – Mrs. Linda Magnusson - School (718) 442-3090 Assistant Principle – Mrs. Beverly D’Angelo – School (718) 442-3090 President – Tracy McTiernan – Vice President – Anne Divers – Recording Secretary - Tracy Sanginari – Corresponding Secretary – Lori Mohlenhoff – Treasurer – Helene Maiello –

  5. 2012 – 2013 Standing Committees Helping Hands If you know a family in need, please contact Jeanne Helbock (718)448-4014 or Laura Mahoney (718)494-6981. Wake Committee If you become aware of a death in the family of one of our students, please notify Laura DiSpirito (718)494-3505 or Dawn Digeorge (718)876-5190. Attendance Attendance of all meetings is recorded by Christine Miuccio and Denise Benson. 50/50 Julie Acquafredda and Dawn Minogue will be collecting for our 50/50 at every meeting. Campbell’s Soup Labels and Box Tops for Education Labels and box tops can be sent through the school to the Mother’s Guild mailbox. Please mark the envelope “Campbell’s Soup Labels” or “Box Tops”. There are also collection boxes in the back of the church. S.I. Federation of Catholic Schools The Chairladies for the federation are Karen Peterson and Judy Trimarchi.

  6. Ongoing Fundraisers Supermarket Gift Card Program • Gift Cards are available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:oo a.m.-10:oo a.m. in the school. Please come through the main entrance. They are also available twice a month after each mass. Cup Cake Day! • Because of the high demand and since we know how much our little angels love Cup Cake Day, we will be having them throughout the year. Of course, we will still have “Peanut Free and all Allergen Free” cup cakes, so that everyone can enjoy these delicious treats. Cup cakes are 50 cents each and will be sold during lunch for all grades. October 29th is Cup Cake Day! Celebratory Boosters For $2.00 a booster, you can have something to celebrate printed in our upcoming newsletter. This month Nicholas Sanginari’s Pop turns 76! WooHoo! You Rock Pop! Happy Birthday! Dine Out Night The Chairladies for Dine Out Night are Tracy Sanginari and Isabel Marani. Once a month a different restaurant on Staten Island will be hosting this event. When you mention your child is a BSS student, a percentage of your check will be donated back to our school. November’s Dine Out Night will be hosted by: The Beer Garden 1883 Victory Blvd. (718)876-8900. Wednesday November 14th 12p.m.-9p.m. Dine In, Take Out Or Delivery! NICEEEEEEEE!!!!

  7. Announcements Thank-you’s • The Spiritual/Character Development Committee is working with the school on redecorating the cafeteria! . Always a big Thanks to Patricia Hughes for all her hard work on the BSS website. The website is You can also friend us on Facebook. Feel free to contact Patricia Hughes at A big shout out of thanks goes to Dan Divers, Brett Mohlenhoff and Rich Kerney for helping make our Movie Night so successful. Without the help of Rich Kearney’s expertise in providing us with a sound system for both Movie Night and Zumba Night we wouldn’t have had 2 fun events • They will be taking ideas from the ’’Core Value Infusion Program’’, and using these words as inspiration around the kids while they are dining! There will be a school wide contest to name the cafeteria, with a $15.00 gift card from Eggers awarded to the winner! The deadline for submission will be November 7th. The winner will be announced on November 9th! Further details to follow. Any questions, or volunteer/donation opportunities, please contact Kerry Falcone at

  8. Masses For BSS Families Upcoming Events 10/26 Hero Day 10/26 Fall Dance 7pm-10pm 10/28 Halloween Party 2pm-6pm 10/29 Cup Cake Day 10/29 Mother’s Guild Meeting 7:30pm 10/29 Class Mother’s Meeting 7:00pm 10/31 HAPPY HALLOWEEN 11/9,10,11 Christmas Fair 11/14 Dine Out Night at The Beer Garden 12pm-9pm 11/22 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Respectfully Submitted by A WONDER WOMEN like yourselves, Tracy Sanginari 11/27 Robert Modzelewski Father–in-law of Nicole Modzelewski 7am mass 11/28 Eileen Ford Mother-in–law of Kathy Ford 7am mass