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This Week at Bishop Ireton
June 9, 2016
Fri., June 10, B5 and B6 Exams
Sunday, June 12, Cappies Gala at Kennedy Center
Mon., June 13, B7 and I2 exams
Tue., June 14, Exam Make up Day
Thu., June 16, Report Cards Posted by 4 pm
Fri., June 17, Drop-In Parent Teacher Conferences, 8 - 10 am 
________________    Looking Ahead: 
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: 

"Our night is as brilliant as our day, when God is in our hearts, and our day is night when God is absent from us."


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This Week at BI
This is the last regular TWBI for this school year. Look for a monthly email in July and August. The front page of the website, Today@BI (twitter) and the Bishop Ireton Official Fan Page (facebook) will have news during the summer. TWBI will resume next school year.
Underclass Exams
Underclass Exams are June 8-13. The make up day is June 14 at 8 am.
Click here for the schedule.
Please note that two hour exams start at 8 am and one hour exams start at 8:30.

Underclass Grades in the Portal
Senior final grades were posted on the Portal, a necessary step to complete preparation for graduation. In doing so, the final grades for everyone else were also posted as of that moment (an unavoidable consequence of how the system is designed). 

Please be assured that the letter grades now appearing in the "Quarter 4", "Final Exam", "Semester 2", and  "Final" marking columns for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are not the grades that students will necessarily see at the end of the year. Please ignore those letter grades at this time and instead focus on the numeric grades in the Portal. 
Questions? Contact Mr. Davey.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Grades will be posted on June 16 at 4 pm. Teachers will be available for no-appointment needed parent conferences from 8 - 10 am on Friday, June 17.

Class Selection for the 2016-17 School Year
The Portal will be open for one last time for selection of classes on June 16th - 23rd. After June 23rd, classes will be selected for any student who has not completed the process.
ANGP - Thank you from the Committee!
On behalf of the Bishop Ireton All Night Grad Party Committee, I would like to thank each parent, local business, civic organization and citizen in our community who made it possible for us to have such a special evening for the graduating class of 2016.  Almost every senior attended this year's event and by all accounts, the kids had a memorable, safe evening where they celebrated this important milestone in their lives together. Thank you for donating your time, effort, financial contribution, and expertise to help make this year's ANGP another successful event. Bishop Ireton is fortunate to have such dedicated parents like you - YOU really do make a difference! Thank you! ANGP Chair, Kirsti Garlock
graduation-cartoon-header.gif Seniors with Honors
We are so proud of our recent graduates. Our Commencement events - Senior Farewell, Baccalaureate, and Graduation - were wonderful. Congratulations especially to seniors who graduated with honors. Click here to see the list.

Jackets & Sweatshirts
If your student had a jacket or sweatshirt confiscated by Mr. Bass or Ms. Whitley during the school day, please ask them to come and pick them up. Any unclaimed items will be donated to charity on June 30.
Campus Ministry - Camden Chaperone
Virtus certified chaperones  are needed for the Camden Retreat June 16-18. Please contact Mrs. Perez 703-212-5173.

Counseling Services
AP Exam Scores
An important reminder that AP score(s) will be available online in July. To access scores students must have a College Board account. Click here to sign up for a College Board account.  Scores are ONLY available online, so you are encouraged to sign up for a College Board account today.
One Book One Community
The book choice for the 2016-17 One Book One Community Program is "Geekpriest: Confessions of a New Media Pioneer" by Fr. Roderick Vonhogen. Please look for more information in the Bishop Ireton summer mailing. 
Students interested in signing up to help with the Study Skills sessions held during orientation week on Tuesday, August 30th should contact Ms. Magalong. This is a great opportunity to get your NHS service hours completed for the fall semester.
Used Book and Uniform Sale, Saturday, July 23
The Book Sale Packets were distributed to all students. The dates for book and uniform drop off:
Textbook and (clean) uniform drop-off dates:
June 17 & 18 
Contact: Moira McCormick 
Faculty & Staff Luncheon
Thank you to all those scheduled to provide our Faculty and Staff with a delicious PTO Faculty/Staff Appreciation Year-End Luncheon on June 10! Servers/Kitchen Help include: Marie Niernberger, Kathy Gaffney, Tara Quaadman, Karen Cunningham, and Laura Dwyer.  Food Donation Families include: Fleming, Rizzi, Crandall, Kelley, Gibbons, York, Quaadman, Buzby, Olson, Roddy, Abbed, Gaffney, Duperrouzel, Mereu, Diaz, Canas, Klein, Hughes, Niernberger, and Dwyer.

Sincere appreciation goes to each family and very special thanks to the families of our graduating seniors who have supported these lunches during the past four years!
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.
Class of 2017 Senior Portraits
Senior Portraits will be taken on June 28 and August 18. Seniors should go to www.freedspirit.com and click on the calendar to make an appointment. Contact Mrs. Kelly with any questions. Click here for the flyer.
2016 Flight Yearbook
Yearbooks are still available for sale. Students may come to Mrs. Kelly's office with $70 (cash or checks payable to "Bishop Ireton").
School Clinic
Medication Pick-up
All medications will be discarded after June 17. Please remind your student to come to the clinic to pick up their medication. The nurse is in her office 7:30 am - 3:30 pm through June 17 (except for June 14 when she will be here 7:30 - 11 and June 15 when she will be here 11:30 - 3:30)
School/Athletic Physicals
All students are required to have a school entrance physical on file in clinic, completed once during high school.  VSHL (ahtletic) physicals are separate and are required annually of athletes and turned into Mr. Horton. 

New Medication Forms for 2016-17
New medication forms are posted online 
Allergy action plan is now one form for all life-threatening allergies/epipen use.
Asthma action plans are now one form for all students with inhalers.
Even if your student self-carries their inhaler or epipen, the doctor's forms are required to be on file annually as well as an extra epipen/inhaler in clinic. (refer to pages 79-80 of student handbook). Forms are requested in clinic by August 1st so they can be reviewed before school begins so please make appointments early! 

Over the Counter Medication (OTC)Form
This form is returned annually to allow the nurse to give common OTC medications during the school day. It will be mailed home in summer mailing and requires a parent's signature.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Donna Lorge, RN 703-212-5157
Mrs. Lorge will not be here June 17th - August 22nd, but can be reached by email with any questions and concerns.
Cardinal Nest School Store
Volunteers needed!!!
Incoming Freshmen and NHS students are needed in July - great way to complete service hours before school starts!
Parents are needed on Saturday, July 23rd during the PTO Used Uniform and Book Sale - great way to make contacts!

Come in for a Storewide SALE 15% Off!!!!
School Store Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10:30 am - 12 pm; 3-3:30 pm
appointments available: Mrs. Daubresse  703-212-5159
Virginia Governor's School - German Academy
Congratulations to Michaela Koss '18 for being selected to attend the Virginia Governor's School German Academy.  She will spend three weeks at the end of June living in a dorm at Washington & Lee University in a German immersion program - no English allowed. Glückwunsch!
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.
Bishop Ireton CREW has added a camp. Click here for more information.
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. 
Summer Office Hours
June 20 - August 19
8 am - 2 pm, Monday -Thursday. The office will be closed on Fridays.
On Monday, August 22, the office will be open 7:30 am - 4 pm.
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.

Congratulation to Erin Markle '16 for being awarded the Salesian Medal of Honor during Commencement Exercises on Tuesday. This award is considered by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales to be the highest honor that can be bestowed on any student. The winner of this honor is experienced to be an ardent scholar, a zealous apostle, and a person of true gentleness. 
Erin was also recognized by the Arlington Chapter House of the Daughters of the American Revolution as the DAR Good Citizen for having demonstrated the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. Erin received a certificate, DAR pin and $100 award.

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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