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BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL MOTHER’S GUILD NEWSLETTER – February 2013. A Note from Our Principal Mrs. Magnusson. Dear Parents:

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a note from our principal mrs magnusson
A Note from Our Principal Mrs. Magnusson

Dear Parents:

February is going quickly. We hope you had an enjoyable winter break. We are in the process of taking new student applications for the 2013 – 2014 school year. Please inquire in the office if you are interested. Also, if you have not re-registered please do so as soon as possible so that we can determine how many seats we have in a given class.

We are now in the season of Lent. We will be collecting baby bottles for the Crossroads Foundation. This is a wonderful charity that assists young mothers. Also, we will be going to Reconciliation and Stations of the Cross.

Thank you for all your assistance with the IRIS alert. It has been a great communication tool. Remember to check your child’s/children’s grades on line periodically. There have been some issues with this system, however, the system is being redone by Cornerstone who will replace SIS. The new system promises to be more user friendly.

Hope to see you at the next Mother’s Guild Meeting.

february 2013 meeting
February 2013 Meeting

February is Women’s Heart Health Month! We will have a special presentation to make sure we all know the facts about how to have a healthy heart.

This month’s meeting will be on Monday, February 25th at 7:30pm. So please join us on this night not only for information about our children’s education, but also to receive spiritual hope from one another, and to get the heart facts we all should know. We hope to see all of you there.

Meeting Set Up

4th Grade Mother’s are asked to setup/clean up for February’s Meeting. (Participation in this is a requirement if you wish to serve as a future class mother). Please arrive no later than 7:00pm.

The theme of the meeting is,

“Healthy Heart, Healthy You”

february 2013 newsletter
February 2013 Newsletter

February has been a great month. THANK YOU’s go out to Diane Toomey, Lisa Salaris, Barbara Costanza, Sue Gainer, Janine Higgins, Kathy Manuelian, and Heather Schaaf for a fabulous Mother-Daughter Breakfast on February 3rd. It was a nice way to spend the morning and all the ladies and their special girls seemed to enjoy themselves.

February Fortune/Monte Carlo Night was a success! Thanks to all who supported it and attended. Special thanks to those who helped with set-up and clean-up.

Cafeteria Mural has been completed! Please take a moment to take a look at the wonderful mural that brings life and color to the cafeteria. Thank you’s go out to all the volunteers who helped make this happen. Please read more about mural on next page.

Upcoming News:

Staten Island Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Sunday, March 17th. Once again, Blessed Sacrament invites ALL families to march in this wonderful tradition. School children who participate will receive a full dress down privilege. We are hoping for a bigger turnout this year.

So Come One, Come All – GET YOUR GREEN ON!!

March Dine – Out

Monday March 11th @ Chili’s

Please Note:

March’s Mother’s Guild Meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, March 18th. We will also be hosting our annual Thank You dinner for all who have volunteered throughout the year.




The Cafeteria Mural was completed this week, and will hopefully bring joy and smiles to the children, adults, teachers, lunch mothers, and all who enter that room.

This project (CORE VALUES MURAL) couldn’t have come together without the dedication of those who put their all into it. Round the clock, countless hours over the winter break, were dedicated to this beautiful project from those involved.

The volunteers who helped out with this. Christine and Rob Miuccio, Marlene Boyd, Laura Dispirito, Diana and Anthony Antonaros, Joseph Antonaros, Amy Rikic, and Robert Falcone were all amazing.

This idea could not have come together without the brains and artistic abilities of Kristen Arpaia, and last but not least, Kristine Boussios....who there really are not enough words of praise and thanks for all that she has done with this mural. She called it my (Kerry Falcone's) baby- and she says she “is just the Godmother who simply assisted with its birth".

She is more than that. Her heart is on that wall.

Thank you, Thank you.

- Kerry Falcone


(you should have seen these!)

- Father-Daughter Dance

- Fashion Show Invitations

- Disney Park Hopper Raffle



Get involved –

Meet new people –

Make a Difference

Everybody is welcomed and encouraged to help at all upcoming events.

Volunteers needed for:

BINGO – Friday March 8th

Cupcake Day – Monday March 18th


We are actively searching for the 2013 Christmas Fair Committee. Anyone interested should come talk to one of the Guild Officers. Men are eligible to chair with their wives.

So rope in hubby and let’s start fa-la-la-ing over next year’s fair!


The Cassidy Family were the winners of the Great Wolf Lodge Raffle that was pulled at the December Train Show/Vendor Market. Enjoy your stay!


Mother’s Guild Dues

Mother’s Guild Dues remains at $10.00. Dues can be paid at the February 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.

Contact Information

Pastor - Monsignor Peter G. Finn – Parish House (718)442-1581

Principal - Mrs. Linda Magnusson - (718)442-3090

Assistant Principal - Mrs. Beverly D'Angelo – (718)442-3090

President - Tracy McTiernan –

Vice President - Anne Divers -

Corresponding Secretary – Lori Mohlenhoff –

Treasurer - Helene Maiello –

standing committees
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 our students,

please notify Laura DiSpirito (718)494-3505 or Dawn DeGeorge (718)876-5190.


Attendance of all meetings is recorded by Christine Miuccio & Denise Benson.


Julie Acquafredda & Dawn Minogue will be collecting for our 50/50 at every meeting.

Campbell’s Soup Labels & Box Tops For Education

Labels and box tops can be sent through 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
S.I. Federation of Catholic Schools

The Chairladies for the Federation are Karen Peterson & Judy Trimarchi.

Dine out Night

The Chairlady for Dine Out Night is Isabel Marani. The month of January’s Dine Out Night was hosted by Nucci’s Restaurant. The amount donated back to our school was $200.

The more people that come out to support this event, the more money our school receives. The neighborhood restaurants that host this event are very generous to our school during all of our fundraising events. It would be a great way to show our appreciation to them by attending this monthly event, and at the same time supporting our school.



Monday March 11th from 11am – 11pm



For $2.00 a booster you can have something to celebrate printed in our upcoming newsletter. Send it into school in an envelope marked ‘Celebratory Boosters’ along with $2.00 and your message and we will be sure to include it in the Newsletter.

February Boosters

Congratulations to the 4th Grade Girls Basketball Team for their Quarter-final win! On to the Semi-finals!

BSS Website

The school website is

Always a big thank-you to Patricia Hughes for all her hard work on our school website. Feel free to contact her at

upcoming events
Upcoming Events

Monday, February 25th – Mother’s Guild Meeting @ 7:30pm

Thursday, February 28th – Pretzel Day $1

Friday, March 1st – First Friday Mass

- Pizza Day $2 per slice

Monday, March 4th – Spring Pictures

Thursday, March 7th – Book Fair

- Pretzel Day $1

Friday, March 8th – BINGO @7pm

Monday, March 11th – Dine Out @ Chili’s

- No classes

Friday, March 15th – Pizza Day $2 per slice