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This Week at Bishop Ireton
February 4, 2016

Fri., Feb. 5, I Day, $2 dress out day benefiting Louverture Cleary School in Haiti, NO pep rally,

All District Band


Sat., Feb. 6, Winter Ball 8 - 11 pm


Mon., Feb. 8, R Day


Tue., Feb. 9, E Day


Wed., Feb. 10, T Day, Liturgy Schedule (3 pm dismissal) Ash Wednesday

PTO, 7 pm, Resource Center


Thu., Feb. 11, O Day


Fri., Feb. 12, N Day, Counselors meet with Sophomores during Advisory


Sat., Feb. 13, Parent Alumni Salesian Retreat, 9 - noon

Parent Drama Booster Parent Meeting, 9 am, Cafeteria


Mon., Feb. 15, President's Day NO School


________________    Looking Ahead: 


February 17-19, Senior Retreats


February 23, Special Schedule: PSAT 10 Testing


February 24, College Kick Off, 7 pm, Auditorium


February 25, Reconciliation


March 6, Admitted Students Mass


March 7 - 11, National Foreign Language Week


March 11, Dress Out Day


March 11, Wind Ensemble Performance at the Kennedy Center


March 14, No school for students, Professional Development for Faculty/Staff


March 16-19, Kairos VIII


March 24 - April 1, Easter Vacation


March 27, Easter Sunday


April 9, PTO Campus Clean Up


April 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, Spring Show - Godspell


April 29, Prom


May 2-13, AP Exams


May 23-26, Senior Exams


May 27, Senior Farewell Prayer Service


June 6, Baccalaureate Mass


June 7, Graduation


June 9-16, Underclass Exams


June 17, Parent Teacher Conferences 



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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National School Counseling Week
It's National School Counseling WeekSponsored by the American School Counselor Association, the commemoration highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students achieve school success and focuses attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. schools. 
Bishop Ireton school counselors work tirelessly with our students to address their academic and social/emotional needs and help students prepare for and plan for life after high school. Read more about the BI Counseling Program.
Winter Ball, Saturday, February 6, 8-11 pm
Winter Ball is our Annual Semi-Formal Dance fundraiser benefiting our sister school in Haiti, Louverture Cleary. Students are asked to enjoy themselves, while sacrificing one part of the experience (a meal out, a new outfit) and donate that money to our sister school.  
Students must arrive before 8:30 pm, and cannot leave before 10:30 pm
Guests must be signed up in advance, tickets are $15 at the door.
Parents, please help your student adhere to this dress code: 
Ladies Dresses:
Length:  No shorter than 6 inches above the middle of the knee (in the front and back).
Fit: Should not be skin tight, and the dress should not "ride up" when dancing.
Cut: Can be halter, strapless, spaghetti straps, asymmetrical etc. as long as the cut of the dress is reasonably modest. 
If the dress has an opening in the back it may not go below the natural waist.
The dress must not have cut-outs in the front bodice of the dress, this includes areas that are see through or have any sheer areas that reveal the midriff or cleavage.
Dress shirt and tie, appropriate shoes. - no bean boots or sneakers for the dance please. 
Chaperones Needed! Contact Mrs. Jordan.
Boys' LAX

Click here for the registration form.
5th Annual Parent & Alumni Salesian Retreat  Chapel Statue
Please join us as we gather once again for prayer and reflection on an aspect of the spiritual tradition of St. Francis de Sales that continues to define and enliven the Ireton community.
Led by Br. Rick Wilson, TOR
"Parables of Mercy: Celebrating the Jubilee Year"
We'll look at the Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy to discover
practical ways of integrating them into our lives.
We will gather in the Chapel 
Saturday, February 13, 2016
from 9 AM to 12 Noon
Hope to see you there!

RSVP to TJ McBride, 90 or Fr. Ed Bresnahan
American Legion Auxiliary Virginia Girls State
The American Legion Auxiliary hosts one junior girl each year to attend their annual American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program. This year, Girls State will be held at Longwood University from June 19-25, 2016.  Juniors who are highly interested in the intricacies of government can pick up an application form from Mrs. DiLorenzo. Applications are due no later than Monday February 8th.  For more information about Girls State, click here.
Drama Parents Booster Breakfast
Saturday, February 13 at 9 am. If your student is involved in any way with the spring musical - Godspell - cast, crew, costuming, publicity, managing, choreography - then please plan to attend! All your questions will be answered. Please bring a dish to share. Questions? contact Mrs. Kelly.
Parents Second Goal Parenting from PCA, Feb. 16, 6 pm
The VISAA, PCA, and Bishop Ireton have teamed up to invite you to an evening of education and socializing with parents and coaches from Bishop Ireton AND some of our neighboring schools. We will gather at 6 pm at Bishop Ireton for a presentation on "Second Goal Parenting" while coaches talk about "Double Goal Coaching." We will then gather for a snacks and soft drinks and hold a Q&A with coaches and parent panels about common "challenges" we face in our respective roles and how to overcome them for the benefit of our athletes. I hope you will join us. The Boosters would like you to let me know if you can attend, please click here to make your reservation now.
National Letter of Intent
Four members of the Class of 2016 signed National Letters of Intent.
Lily Weber, soccer, Virginia Tech; Grace Hersey, soccer, University of North Carolina, Wilmington; Corey Johnson, football, United States Air Force Academy; Amy Krotine, soccer, American University

BI students perform at the Kennedy Center
March 11 at 8:00 p.m.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall, featuring the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Bishop Ireton Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Bishop Ireton Choir, John Paul the Great Choir, Brass of Peace, Center for the Visual and Performing Arts Choir (Suitland High School). 
Advance Always: A Celebration of Frank Battisti and Garwood Whaley"
is the theme for the concert. The program includes premiere performances of "Advance Always" by Clint Needham and "A Light at the End of Forever" by Brian Balmages.

Contact the Music Boosters to order tickets.

German Host Families needed
Three host families are needed for exchange students from Gesamtschule Herzogenrath, Germany March 7th through March 24th. The students have organized activities at school or outside Monday-Friday, 7:55am-3pm. For more information please contact Mr. Andrychowski.
Life is Very Good Rally
While snowstorm "Jonas" kept the majority of our students from attending the March for Life, several did go to the Life is Very Good Rally on Thursday, January 21 at George Mason University. 
GW Classic 10-K Race
Sunday, February 14. Race organizers are looking for volunteers to help with the race. You will see the race from the front lines! Click here to get more information and to volunteer.
BI Crew will hold a Crew Parent Meeting - PotLuck
Tuesday, February 9, 6:30-8:30 pm School Cafeteria
If your child is interested in Spring Crew please join us for information, fun and food!
If you were unable to attend the induction ceremony, please come to the library as soon as possible to sign the book, get your pin, and certificate. 

Cadets an USCGA Summer Academy Introduction Mission Program
The United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut will be accepting applications for selection to their Summer Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) Program for rising seniors. In six non-stop days, you will be immersed in academy tradition and cadet life. More importantly, AIM will help you to discover if you possess the mind, body, and character to succeed at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Contact CDR Steven Lucas.
Ireton Baseball Team Chipotle Fundraiser
Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the Chipotle on 4531 Duke St. between 5-8 pm.
Bring in the flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you are supporting the baseball team and 50% of proceeds will be donated to YOUR baseball team.
Click here for the flyer!
Vans Custom Culture Shoe Contest
Bishop Ireton Students are invited to enter the Vans custom culture Shoe contest. Students will create a design for one of four categories: art, music, sports (boarding, skiing, biking - not ball sports) and local culture. Please see Mrs. Eichler if you are interested. Click here for more information. Registration closes Feb. 12.
Counseling Services
Class of 2017 College Kick-Off
Wednesday, February 24 at 7 pm, the Office of Counseling Services will host the College Kick-Off signaling the beginning of the college search and application process for the Class of 2017. The evening program will include an explanation of BI's college process and an "insider's" perspective on admissions by Heather Reneault,  Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Marymount University. Students and parents will be re-introduced to our web-based college and career software Family Connection and will receive lots of handouts and invaluable information.  All juniors and  their parents/guardians should attend this program!
Yuri Kochiya Leadership Program
BI students are invited to apply to The Yuri Kochiyama Leadership Program for high school students held at the University of Maryland College Park. The program includes workshops about Asian American history, politics, identity and culture. Any interested student can apply, and workshops are held on various Saturdays throughout the semester. For more information, please go to their website.
Summer Programs for High School Students at USNA
Summer STEM
The Naval Academy Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) program is designed to spark and cultivate interest in the many academic disciplines which make up science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Open to rising 9th, 10th and 11th graders, Summer STEM is led by USNA faculty and currently enrolled midshipmen. Some scholarships are available for tuition and travel on a financial-need basis. Students may inquire after selection. Click here for the on-line application - it is open NOW!  
Naval Academy Summer Seminar
The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. Summer Seminar teaches students about life at the Naval Academy. Students who are interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nation's service academies, are encouraged to apply. Some scholarships are available for tuition and travel on a financial-need basis. Students may inquire after selection. Click on the on-line application link.
Cardinal Nest School Store
Even though Punxsutawney Phil has called for an early spring, 
we still have weeks left of 
Old Man Winter! 
Fill in with Ireton sweats, hoodies, yoga pants, hats, dri-fit wear, flannel pjs, and long sleeved ts!  Keep warm inside with our wonderful BI Collegiate bowl and BI Travel Tumbler
Contact Elizabeth Daubresse to schedule an appointment.  

 School Store Hours:  Monday-Friday 
7:30-8:00 am; 10:30am-12:00 pm; 
3:00-3:30 pm
 or call Mrs. Daubresse 703-212-5159 
to make an appointment
All Night Grad Party
The All-Night Grad Party (ANGP) is gearing up to put on another fantastic celebration for our seniors, the night of June 7th. Please consider donating a gift card in any dollar amount that can be given as a prize during the night. We are particularly wishing for cards from Starbucks, Panera, Dick's or other Sporting Goods stores, Target, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, AMC Theaters - but we won't turn anything away! We also are hoping that you'll sign up to be on the ANGP Planning Committee. Contact ANGP Chair, Kirsti Garlock.
Athletic Boosters
Have you joined the Bishop Ireton Boosters Club? Don't wait for Spring! Support your winter athlete! Join today! You may sign up on the website with Paypal or contact Coby Owens. The Cardinals need YOU!
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.
Feast Day Mass and Faculty Salesian Medal of Honor
In honor of Catholic Schools Week and our patron saint, Francis de Sales, we held mass on Tuesday. Fr. Mike McCue, OSFS, past BI chaplain, and current Spiritual Director of DeSales Service Works in Camden, NJ presided at Mass and shared stories about Camden with BI students. Many students are familiar with him from Camden retreats. The highest award in any school affiliated with the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales is the Salesian Medal of Honor. At Mass, this award was presented to Mrs. Sonia Faletti, physics teacher and founding member of the Salesian Discipleship Team. Congratulations!
Mark your calendar for Live Jesus! 2016 Opening the Door to the Year of Mercy - Saturday, March 5, 8 am - 12:45 pm at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Vienna, VA. Click here to register. Speakers: Rev. Edward T. Fitzpatrick, OSFS and Olivia and Brian Kane, parishioners at Holy Trinity in Washington, DC. Celebration of the Eucharist, Rev. James Greenfield, OSFS, Principal Celebrant and Homilist.
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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