The Annual Spring Benefit, benefiting Blessed Sacrament School, is our largest fundraising event and biggest party of the year! Funds raised go toward facilities improvement, student activity enrichment, technology implementation, tuition assistance, and fulfillment of teacher "wish lists." The success of this event is critical to the well-being of our school and our entire community. For more information, please visit http://bss.maestroweb.com/
Every October, the HSA runs a 4 day Scholastic Book Fair in the school auditorium. There is always a great selection of books, posters, and other goodies including raffle baskets. A Book Fair Reading Contest gets the students excited, involved and READING! Through the contests, the students are entered to win Book Fair certificates. Each class visits the Book Fair during school hours and parents are welcome to join. There are also after school and weekend hours for those parents unable to make it during the school day.
Blessed Sacrament receives 25% of all sales. This is a wonderful and easy way for parents and parishioners to give back to the school.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Book Fair a huge success!
The Blessed Sacrament Home and School Association is collecting Box Tops for Education (BTFE). For every box top clipped, the HSA gets $10!! Simply clip the Box Tops and return them to school. You can also register through BTFE and discover even more ways to help Blessed Sacrament as well as track how much we've earned.
Sign up and discover easy, everyday ways to earn money for Blessed Sacrament School. Box Tops for Education has a long history of helping schools like ours earn extra cash. Box Tops for Education has helped America's schools earn over $400 million since 1996. You can earn cash for our school by clipping Box Tops coupons from hundreds of participating products.
Safeway Club Card holders can skip the clip by signing up for e-boxtops and designate BSS as the school to receive your rewards. Each week you will see which items qualify and you can load them onto your card just like other Safeway “Just for U” coupons. Go to www.Safeway.com, to log into your Club Card account, search for e-boxtops, then search for our school by entering our zip code (20015), and selecting our school from the list.
Every May, the Blessed Sacrament HSA organizes a 5K run through the BSS neighborhood. This is a wonderful event for all ages. Participants have the option to get chip timed. Registration for this event opens in March. Click here for more information.
Giant A+ Rewards
Giant now requires you to re-enroll in the A+ Rewards program annually by registering your club card each year!
- Visit www.giantfood.com/aplus and log in or create an account.
- When you access your account, click on "Savings & Rewards" at the top of the screen.
- Next Click on "A+ School Rewards".
- Under "For Customers" click on "Confirm Your Schools"
- Finally, select BSS - we're number 00158
Go to www.escrip.com to register the credit/debit cards you most often use, designate up to 3 schools or non-profits to receive rewards (including BSS of course), and when you use those cards to pay for meals at one of the hundreds of participating restaurants, you rack up rewards for our school. Plus, you can also generate rewards by clicking the links to your favorite online stores from eScrip. From Land’s End to Saks Fifth Avenue – they are all there giving from 1.8% to 15%! Download the “Forget Me Not” app on your computer or device to ensure that you are reminded when you go to the site of a participating retailer – then its just click and shop to earn rewards for BSS.
Chevy Chase Supermarket - Save your reciepts - Earn 1% back for our school!
- Mail to school (5841 Chevy Chase Pkwy, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20015) OR
- Drop in marked boxes located in school office or church vestibule
- No registration or school codes required
A few nights every fall and a few nights every spring, Blessed Sacrament offers a fundraiser through Ledo Pizza on River Road in Bethesda and Potomac Pizza in Chevy Chase. Blessed Sacrament receives 20% of all dine-in and carry-out sales by those who identify Blessed Sacrament. Please see the online calendar for these dates.
As part of our strong Catholic faith and desire to help others, Blessed Sacrament is involved in many service projects throughout the year to help the needy, the hungry, and the sick. While there are many more individual grade level service projects, our school-wide service projects include:
Every fall, baby bottles are distributed to the students to fill with spare change to raise money for the Gabriel Network, an organization that provides care for pregnant women in crisis situations. Every year we also welcome a mom from the Gabriel Project to share her story and how our help is giving her the means to make a better life for her family.
Every December, Blessed Sacrament and 13 other parishes collect canned and non-perishable foods for the Greg Gannon Canned Food Drive. Over the past 30 years, the food drive has collected almost 2 million cans, supplying numerous shelters throughout the greater Washington DC metropolitan area with much needed food. For more information, please visit www.ggcfd.org.
For the last 75 years, Blessed Sacrament hosts this very special and fun Mission Fair every May, with the help of many parent volunteers, to benefit the Holy Cross Mission School in Kirinda, Uganda. The Fair takes place on the school grounds. Students enjoy games, obstacle courses, face painting, a faculty dunk tank, hot dogs, cotton candy, prizes, and much more!
Blessed Sacrament participates in an annual Pennies for Patients campaign for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s. Students collect spare change to help those afflicted with blood cancer. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and patient services. Leukemias are the most common cancer in children under 18 and cause more deaths than any other cancer among children and young adults under 20.
For more information, visit www.lls.org.
Blessed Sacrament's Christ CARE Corps coordinates an Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive at Blessed Sacrament School. Students are asked to bring in specific food items and a $5.00 donation so turkeys and fresh groceries can be purchased. These donations are distributed to families in our school community, families in our parish social concerns program, and families served by the Spanish Catholic Center.