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This Week at Bishop Ireton
May 19, 2016
Fri., May 20, N Day, Father's Club BBQ 6 pm Fannon Field, Drama Banquet, 6 pm, Atrium & Auditorium
Mon., May 23, Senior Exam schedule, B1, B2, B3, B4, Advisory
Tue., May 24, Senior Exam schedule, B5, B6, B7, I2, Advisory, Athletic Banquet, 6 pm 
Wed., May 25, B3, B4, B2, B1, Advisory, Graduation Practice at the Shrine 1-4 pm
Thu., May 26, B7, I2, B5, B6, Advisory
Fri., May 27, T Day, Liturgy schedule, Junior NHS Service Hours due
Mon., May 30, Memorial Day, NO School
________________    Looking Ahead: 
June 6, Baccalaureate Mass
June 7, Graduation
June 8-13, Underclass Exams
June 17, Parent Teacher Conferences 
June 28, Senior Portraits, Class of 2017
July 22, PTO Booksale volunteer sale, July 23, PTO Booksale 
August 18, Senior Portraits, Class of 2017
August 22, First Day for Teachers
August 29, First Day for Students
Give the Gift of the Mass  
 We are abundantly blessed to have the holy sacrifice of the Mass offered daily in the St. Francis De Sales Chapel at 7:25 am.  If you are interested in celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or special occasion by giving the Gift of the Mass through a Mass Intention,
Contact  Fr. Bresnahan or call 703-212-5163.

Thought from St. Francis de Sales: 

"God desires that you serve Him without relish or feeling, in the midst of aversions and afflictions of mind. This service will not give you satisfaction, but it will content Him; it will not be to your taste, but it will be to His."


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All Night Grad Party
Volunteers DESPERATELY needed! Without your help, the ANGP can not go on! Over 100 more people are needed! Click here to see how you can help make the ANGP a huge success!
Meeting tonight, May 19, 7 pm at the Panera on Duke Street.
Only two and a half weeks away! Is your senior already registered
We hope all remaining students register soon -- there are lots of wonderful surprises in store for them at ANGP.
Contact ANGP Chair, Kirsti Garlock with any questions.
Chiptole Fundraiser for ANGP will be May 31st. 5-9 pm, 4531 Duke Street, Alexandria.
Used Book and Uniform Sale, Saturday, July 23
The Book Sale Packets were distributed to all students this week. The dates for book and uniform drop off:
May 26 & 27:
All Summer reading books drop-off 7 - 8 am
Senior books & uniforms 12 noon - 4:00 pm

Underclass textbook and uniform drop-off dates:
June 17 
June 18 
Contact: Moira McCormick 
The PTO is looking for volunteers to help with its efforts to support the school.  For the upcoming school year parent volunteers are needed to Chair and assist with Hospitality, the All Night Grad Party, communications and liaison with other parent organizations.  Please contact PTO President, Jay Farrar
Faculty & Staff Luncheon
Thanks to those who helped on May 12.
Servers/Kitchen/Decor Help included: Kathy Gaffney, Sandra Canas, Susie Gordon, Liliana Ward, Kathy Hrechka, and Laura Dwyer.

Food donation families included: Diaz, Kelley, Roddy, Mueller, Gordon, Gil, Ward, Otero, Regelbrugge/Phillips, Gibbons, Canas, Caffi, Fedorochko, Wilder, Quaadman, Gaffney, Murray, Rizzi, Markle, Lawrence, Kauffman, Ledesma, Llamas, Crandall, Greve, Wetherly, Klein, Niernberger, and Dwyer.

Year-end appreciation lunch is on Friday, June 10. Click here to sign up before June 5.
Drama Club Banquet
Friday, May 20th, 6 pm
Click here to RSVP.
$10 at the door. Family and friends welcome.
8th Annual Chris Delaware Men's Lacrosse Alumni vs. Varsity Lacrosse Players Game, May 21
Players should arrive at 10:30 am with a game start time of 11 am on Fannon Field (Please note time change!!)
Lunch will follow in the Resource Center following the game (12:30 pm) Please RSVP to Mr. Blaine by May 17th.
Alumni Day Youth Clinic on 
Sat., May 21st, 9 - 11 am
Parents & Lacrosse players are encouraged to sign up for the BI Youth Clinic (K - Rising 9th Grade) being hosted by the team. Come meet the coaches and work out with the BI Players on Fannon Field. Registration is required. Registration begins at 8:30 am. Click here for more information
May Music Concert
Sunday, May 22, 2 pm, Auditorium
Choir, Strings, Guitar, and Jazz Ensembles
$10 adults, $5 students or senior citizens
Student Parking
Parking applications for next year are available online until May 27. Completed applications and payment should be returned to Mr. Bass or Ms. Whitley. Applications received after May 29th will be placed on a waiting list. See Mr. Bass or Ms. Whitley with any questions.

2016 Varsity Athletic Awards Banquet
Tuesday, May 24th, 6 pm registration & 6:30 dinner & awards ceremony
Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA
Click here for more information. You can pay on this site or contact Mr. Horton.
Cappies Nominations
Congratulations to the following students who were nominated for Cappies awards:
Sound: Michelle Dwyer
Costumes: Claudia Bermudez, Arianna Cacic, Catherine Green
Sets: BI Design Team
Comic Actor in a Play: Ethan Ladd
Supporting Actor in a Play: Kevin McNerney
Lead Actress in a Play: Katherine Beutner
The Awards Ceremony at the Kennedy Center is June 12th.
Senior Exam Schedule
We will follow a special modified block schedule the week of Senior Exams, May 23-26.  Click here. Seniors only need to report to campus in the morning if they have an exam. Students with a study hall or course that has completed their final exam do not need to report for testing.  Seniors are expected to leave campus for the day once their exams are completed. 

Counseling Services
FREE Introduction to Chinese Language Class
BI students are invited to participate in this free class.  
July 5-22, Monday-Friday, 9:00-11:00 am
Georgetown Preparatory School
Contact for more information and to register: Rosita Whitman, International Director, 301-214-1250
Summer Scholars on International Affairs: USA- Mexican Relations during a Presidential Election Year
The Summer Scholars program is a one week (July 19-23) or three week (July 5-23) academic examination of international relations issues. The Summer 2016 program will be focusing on Mexico and its relationship with the U.S. government and U.S. politics, especially during the heated presidential election cycle.  The issue of immigration and the construction of a "wall" on the border will be discussed. Contact Rosita Whitman  or 301-214-1250 for more information and to register.
Program Elements:
-Open to High school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors (Co-Ed)
-Located on the campus of Georgetown Preparatory School, a safe and secure environment.
-Enriched by presentations from diplomatic officials and professionals specializing in the unique cultural history shared by these two neighboring countries
College visit to BI
United States Naval Academy, Friday, May 27 at 10:15
Upcoming College Information Sessions in the Area
Bowdoin, Carleton, Davidson, Haverford and Vassar
Sunday, May 22 at 1:30 pm Hyatt Regency Bethesda
The Deans and Directors of Admission from each school will host an informational meeting for students and parents. The program includes individual presentations from each institution, general information about the selective college admission process and financial aid as well as the opportunity to speak with each school's representative. Click here for details and to RSVP.
Princeton University
Sunday, May 22 at 2:00 pm Washington Marriott at Metro Center
Information session for prospective students and their families to learn more about Princeton University academics, athletics, admissions and student life. RSVP by May 19
Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL)
The CTCL schools are hosting a program for students and parents on Thursday, May 19 at  at 7 pm at Bethesda Marriott North.  The program begins promptly at 7 pm with a 30-minute information session, and a college fair begins immediately afterwards, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. This program is offered to the public free of charge. No pre-registration is required. Click here for more info.
Dyslexia Simulation, Sunday, May 22, 4 - 5:30 pm
St. Stephen's United Methodist Church
9203 Braddock Road, Burke, VA 22015
Presented by Decoding Dyslexia Virginia.  We will walk participants through a dyslexia simulation created by the Dyslexia Training Institute. 
Dyslexia for a Day: A Simulation of Dyslexia is a presentation for individuals or groups of experienced teachers, teacher training candidates, practitioners, immediate and extended family members, or anyone interested in learning more about dyslexia and what those with dyslexia often experience with reading, writing and processing. Click here for more information.
Alexandria Fire & EMS Explorer Program
BI Alum Paul Fulcher '15 and program director Grant Thomas visited BI on Tuesday to speak to students about the Alexandria Fire & EMS Explorer Program. The program is open to students age 14-20. For more information and answers to frequently asked questions click here.
One Book One Community
The 2016-2017 One Book One Community Program will be starting again in the fall. The book choice for this year is "Geekpriest: Confessions of a New Media Pioneer" by Roderick Vonhogen. Please look for more information in the Bishop Ireton summer mailing. 
Rotary Club Award
Congrats to senior Mary Margaret Anthony for being recognized with the Rotary Club service award. The award is given to worthy Alexandria High School students, usually juniors or seniors, who have exemplified Rotary's motto of "Service above Self" in their lives through exemplary community service in our city.
Mary Margaret has also been chosen as the Knights of Columbus (Council #5998) Outstanding Young Woman of the Year. 
Congratulations and well deserved!
Junior service hours are due May 27th.  Please see Mrs. Thompson or Ms. Magalong with any questions. 
Student Honor Council
Time to say goodbye to the Class of 2016 and hello to next year's Honor Council. Click here for Conrad Lakso's thoughts about this process
Model UN
The 40th Annual BI Invitational UN Conference was held on May 14. Six schools participated and our freshmen and sophomores participated in the debates.
Graduation Information for Seniors & their Families
Please click here for information about graduation. Contact Mrs. Jordan with any questions.
May 25: Graduation practice, seniors arrive to school at 12 pm in grad gowns. (This is one hour after exams end, seniors should get lunch and then return to school.)
May 27: Senior Farewell Prayer Service, seniors meet in cafeteria at 8:00 am in grad gowns
May 31: Make up exams and senior grades close
June 6: Baccalaureate Practice Monday, seniors meet at St. Bernadette Church at 12 pm for practice and return at 6 pm in grad gowns.  
June 7: Seniors arrive at Shrine in gowns, hoods, caps with tassels and with any medals or awards at 9 am and gather in the Lower Shrine

For all of these events, students should be dressed up. Boys should be clean shaven and girls should remember that there is a lot of walking and wear appropriate shoes. 
Seniors - Yearbook Info
Seniors will receive their 2016 Flight Yearbook at the All Night Grad Party. Any senior who does not attend should pick up their yearbooks at Bishop Ireton in Mrs. Kelly's office on or after June 8. They will not be mailed.
Alexandria Times
The Alexandria Times newspaper is saving space for (paid) graduation announcements. If you are interested in placing an ad, please contact Ms. Deb Riley. The size is 1.7 x 3.4 and the cost is $75. The deadline is June 1st.
Class of 2017 Senior Portraits
Senior Portraits will be taken on June 28 and August 18. Seniors will be mailed envelopes with appointment times and all they information they need from Freed Photography. Contact Mrs. Kelly with any questions.
Community Service on the Portal
Parents, please check your student's portal. A new "class" has been added to your child's record which shows the number of community service hours they have turned into Campus Ministry. Please review this carefully and remember that students must perform 15 hours of community service every year. Questions about hours should be referred to Fr. Bresnahan.
Catholic University 
Light the World! Youth Theological Institute
For rising juniors and seniors
The cost is $195 and scholarships are available. Click here to apply. Deadline is May 20th.
Summer Camp
Summer Camps offered in Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Lacrosse, and Theater for grades 1-12!  Click here for more information or contact Mr. Pete Hamer.
Summer Studies
 Click here  for information about Summer Studies. 

Click here for Remediation 2016 Virtual Summer School Offerings. 

Click here for 2016 Virtual Summer Original Credit Offerings. 
Salesian Corner
Click here to subscribe to DeSales Service Works Service Matters Blog.
Click here to subscribe to DeSales Weekly, the email newsletter from the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales.
In the senior Salesian Spirituality class, students were recently tested on Book 4 of Francis de Sales' Introduction to the Devout Life. One of de Sales' assertions may raise some eyebrows today. Francis de Sales believes that anxiety is one of the most destructive obstacles to the devout life. Yet, in class discussions, the students have made it clear that anxiety is one of the strongest emotions the seniors are feeling as they begin one of the most important transitions in their lives. One of the students made an excellent point that I believe captures Francis de Sales' teaching perfectly. The student mentioned that God probably wants them to feel excitement about next year. She said that dread over the unknown makes no sense. There's at least a 50% chance that things will work out well next year...so why choose to dwell on feelings that add to anxiety?
I was impressed by this insight, and it reminded me of one of de Sales' most famous quotes, "Do not fear what will happen tomorrow, for the same eternal Father who takes care of you today will look out for you tomorrow and every day. Either he will keep you from evil or he will give you invincible courage to endure it."
-Mr. Brian Dunn, Salesian Spirituality Teacher
Parent Prayer Group 
The Bishop Ireton Parent Prayer group meets once a week on Wednesdays, 2-3 pm in the chapel, throughout the school year to pray for all our students, faculty, and staff. Students are invited to put their prayer requests in the box outside the library at any time. Have a prayer intention for your student or family that you'd like to pass on? Want to join us? Contact Leanne Siedlarz.


Another option for buying spiritwear or accessories for your team and supporters is MyLocker. A portion of the proceeds from these sales comes back to Bishop Ireton athletics; in fact, you can set up a store with MyLocker and benefit directly through those sales!
B.I. Memory Bricks

Etched on the brick pavers of The Courtyard are messages from alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends, honoring the ways in which Bishop Ireton and St. Mary's Academy have changed their lives.


Be a part of this special tradition with your own engraved message with either a a 4" x 8" or a 12" x 12" brick.  Great gift idea for 2016 graduates!


Click the Brick to place your order or contact Mrs. Brandi Vasquez, 703-212-5176.



Database Updates: 
Please send any changes of phone, address, or email to  Mr. Parks.
Salesian theme 2015-2016:
"Respect finds its perfection when it is steeped in God, in the Holy Spirit, and in love of one another." - St. Francis de Sales








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