Along with our Academic programs, we have many after school clubs and activities throughtout the year. Information on these programs can be found on the Clubs & Activities page. In addition to our core curriculum we also offer:
PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN
Blessed Sacrament Preschool offers separate programs for 3 year olds and 4 year olds. Full day and half day programs are available as well as a 2-5 day per week option for 3 year olds and a 3-5 day per week option for the 4 year olds. Our Preschool uses a curriculum that promotes learning through centers, storytelling and a variety of hands on materials and techniques that will enhance your child’s natural curiosity for learning, as well as building a Christian Character of loving and caring towards others. Preschoolers will develop the necessary skills to be ready for the challenges of Kindergarten and guide them in the foundation of the Catholic Faith. Both before and after school care is available for preschool students. Students must be 3 and 4 years old by September 1st and COMPLETELY potty-trained to enroll in our program.
Our full day Kindergarten Program is designed to provide a wide variety of opportunities for students that promote a sense of wonder, excitement, and love of learning. Our Kindergarten Program emphasizes Reading and Mathematical skills with additional opportunities for spiritual, social, and physical growth. By the end of Kindergarten, children are able to read at their own ability level, organize information, and develop a strong sense of social responsibility. Students must be 5 years old by September 1st to enroll in Kindergarten.
In addition to our general education curriculum, Preschool students participate in Physical Education. Kindergarten students participate in Technology, Music, Art, Physical Education, and Enrichment.
In grades 7 and 8, students are grouped by ability and an advanced math class is offered to challenge and encourage the talents of each child. Advanced seventh graders take the 8th grade pre algebra curriculum. In the eighth grade, these students take a year of algebra.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (Preschool- 8th grade)
Physical Education classes stress general physical fitness, cooperation, teamwork, fair play and FUN. You don't have to be a super athlete.
Everyone enjoys our games which help develop their physical skills in catching, throwing, running, dodging, offense, defense, balance and coordination.
Warm-up and fitness activities are done at the beginning of each class.
We like the old fashioned: Four-square, SPUD and Red Light
The new: Pillow Polo, Speedball and People from Mars
And the unusual: Ghostbusters and Human Tic Tac Toe
The program also includes traditional sports activities for the middle school students and their fitness activities vary weekly, including: Contemporary Dance, Jump rope, Yoga, Fitness runs and Tae bo.
JUST DO YOUR BEST TO BE A SUCCESS!
Students in grades K-8 attend a weekly art class where they learn about colors, textures, and much more.
Students in grades K-4 attend a weekly music class. Grades K-2 learn the basic vocabulary of music and also be intorduced to percussion instruments. Students in grades 3 & 4 study the recorder. They learn to read fingering charts along with basic music notation.
Students in grades Kindergarten-8th Grade participate in weekly Technology classes. iPads are available for all classes and are used on a regular basis. Technology labs are located in both the Middle School and Primary School buildings.
The purpose of our Religion Program at Blessed Sacrament School in grades Preschool-8th is to instruct in the doctrine of the Catholic faith, and encourage students to embrace our Christian and Catholic traditions. This is accomplished by learning to pray, and by becoming familiar with the Bible, saints, the sacraments and the celebration of the Eucharist. The children will come to know God better and be able to apply the principles of their faith in their daily lives.
Students in grades 5-8 participate in the Duo Lingo Program. This is an online program that students progress on an individual level.
SPECIAL LITURGIES & PRAYER PROGRAMS
All students participate in First Friday mass, Holy Days and Holiday masses, as well as students in Grades 1-8 praying the Rosary every month.
BEFORE SCHOOL CARE (BSC) PROGRAM
Before School Care is available Monday-Friday from 7:00-7:25am. Students in Preschool 3 - 8th grade are eligible to participate in Before School Care. The program takes place at the Middle School. Primary students are bussed to their building at 7:30am, and Early Childhood Center students are escorted to their building at 7:30am.
AFTER SCHOOL EXTENDED CARE (ASEC) PROGRAM
Blessed Sacrament offers an affordable on-site after school extended day program to service the needs of our families who require child care after regular school hours. Students range from grades Preschool-8 and participate in a variety of activities, some of which include: homework time, games, computers, art projects, and much more. The program maintains a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable environment. Applications for our program are always open, but space is limited. The program is run in the Early Childhood Center and Middle School building. The after school program is available from school dismissal until 5:30pm. Fees are based on an hourly rate according to the number of children needing service from a family.
INTERGENERATIONAL MENTORING Grades 6-8
A partnership between Day Brook Nursing Center and Blessed Sacrament School has developed into an extracurricular program designed to build community between elders and youth. Students attend the program each week after completing a comprehensive orientation program. Elders and students share time, talent, and friendship.
The Student Council is composed of students from grades 4-8. There is an elected representative and alternate from each homeroom. A President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer are also elected from grades 7 and 8. Participating in the Blessed Sacrament School Student Council is a rewarding experience for each member. Responsibility, leadership and commitment help develop the self-esteem of our members and carry out our school mission.