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This Week at Bishop Ireton
June 11, 2015
Fri., June 12, Exam make up day, end of 4th quarter

Tue., June 16, grades posted by 11 am

Wed., June 17, 8:30-10:30 am, Parent Teacher Conferences

________________    Looking Ahead:


PTO Booksale: Volunteer Sale Day, July 24, Booksale, July 25, Pickup of unsold items, July 26 


First Day of School 2015-16, August 31 



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:  

 "The great good of our souls is to live for God, and the greatest good is to live for God alone." 

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Grades and Parent Teacher Conferences for underclassmen
Grades will be posted on June 16 at 11 am. Teachers will be available for no-appointment needed parent conferences from 8:30 - 10:30 am on Wednesday, June 17. Click here for the room assignments for conferences and for the list of teachers who are not available.

Summer Reading 
Click here for the summer reading lists. Click here for the summer assignment for rising juniors taking AP English. Click here to order the books from MBS Direct.

Course Selection 
The Portal will reopen from June 18 - 25 with one last opportunity for students to revise the course selection after final grades are posted.

Senior Parents 
To order graduation photos of your student receiving his/her diploma from Bishop Loverde, click here. To receive an electronic version of the Baccalaureate Mass hooding, click here.


Campus Ministry 
Community Service Hours
Students who are still short on their Community Service Hours must contact Fr. Ed Bresnahan and make a plan for completion in order to avoid a possible deduction in their religion grade. Hours were due on May 20th and students have been contacted regarding their deficiency via announcement, email, and through advisory.  Additionally, students may still be on the list of incomplete hours if they have not turned in all requisite forms (including the personal reflection).

Summer Camden Retreat
There are still a few spots open, but permission forms and payment must be turned in ASAP. Contact Fr. Bresnahan.



Congratulations to the newly elected PTO officers for the 2015-2016 school year!

President - Jay Farrar

Vice President - Lou Price

Secretary - Kathy Nealon

Treasurer - Mary Beth Healey

TO Used Book and Uniform Sale

The 2015 PTO Used Book and Uniform Sale will take place on Saturday, July 25. Bring your student's approved course listing with you to the sale. Packets with bar code labels and instructions for participating in the 2015 Used Book and Uniform Sale were mailed home. All students (including seniors who missed the earlier drop off) will be able to drop off their books and uniforms on June 12 and 13 in the cafeteria. Arrive early to avoid the crowds! Summer reading books can be purchased on June 13. Complete details was included in the mailed packets. The 2015-16 book list will be on the B.I. website on Friday, July 24. 


Under the guidance of B.I. administrators and to avoid students from getting uniform detention, the PTO is only accepting uniforms that have Flynn and O'Hara labels and the fleece jacket from Land's End. Any skorts that have been altered will not be accepted. Clothing that is stained, torn, frayed or missing buttons will not be accepted.  


Volunteers who complete a 5-hour shift are eligible to purchase one set of books and any amount of uniform pieces at the volunteer pre-sale July 24. The link to the Sign-up Genius is now open to the general school population.   

Questions? click here.

Faculty Lunch
Thank you for providing our Faculty and Staff with the delicious PTO Faculty/Staff Appreciation Year-End Luncheon today!  The lunch featured foods from Pork Barrel BBQ along with items donated by BI families.

Servers/Kitchen Help included: Marie Niernberger, Anna Burns, Moira McCormick, and Laura Dwyer.
Food Donation Families included: Sullivan, Chin, Mote, Crandall, Manero, Anderson, Hughes, Henley, Regelbrugge/Phillips, Sardegna, Canas, Klein, Kantrowitz, Niernberger, Nealon, and Rizzi.

Our BI Faculty & Staff have enjoyed this month's PTO luncheon and all the fantastic lunches provided this year. 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 Lost & Found is OVERFLOWING. All items not retrieved by June 17 will be donated to a local charity.

One Book One Community:
Announcing the 2015-2016 One Book, One Community book choice:
"God Grew Tired of Us" by John Bul Dau!  
Students are expected to have their own copy of the book at the start of the fall semester.
More information about the program will be forthcoming in the summer mailing.  

"God Grew Tired of Us" is published by National Geographic and we have negotiated a discounted price the book.
Parents wishing to purchase the book at the discounted price of $7.50/book, please print out and return the order form with payment to the library by August 7th.  Checks should be made payable to Bishop Ireton.
The books will be available in the library for pickup during orientation week.  
Senior Portraits, Class of 2016   
There are four dates scheduled at Bishop Ireton to have senior portraits taken. The preferred dates are: June 24 & 25. Make up dates are: July 31 & September 26. Seniors were mailed envelopes with appointment times and all the information they need from Prestige Portraits. Prestige will continue to mail appointment times if students cannot make the June dates. Contact Mrs. Kelly with any questions.


Students interested in signing up to help with the Study Skills sessions held during orientation week in the fall should contact Mrs. Marquet or Mrs. Thompson. This is a great opportunity to get your hours completed for the fall semester.

Guardian Battalion 

Did you know that Bishop Ireton has a year-round cadet program? Are you looking for an adventure of a lifetime? If learning about the sea services of the United States i.e., Coast Guard, Navy, and Marine Corps interests you, Guardian Battalion may be for you. Drilling on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month (flexible), Guardian Battalion teaches about how the sea services protect our nation.


Guardian Battalion will be conducting a New Cadet Orientation from August 10-14, 2015 at Bishop Ireton. Click here for more information or go to the Facebook page. Contact CDR Steven Lucas

Counseling Services     
AP Students
An important reminder that your AP score(s) will be available online in July.  To get your scores, 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.

College of William and Mary Summer Interviews 
On-campus interviews will be available from late June through early August for rising high school seniors.  Requests for interview appointments should be made online
Johnathan Chin has been selected by competitive audition for the All-Virginia Guitar Ensemble to perform in Norfolk, VA in November for the 2015 VMEA Conference. Congratulations!  This is the second year in a row for Johnathan.  Bravo!
Paris, anyone? 
Interested in exploring the capital of France and French culture over Thanksgiving break? Contact Mrs. Keeney for more information on the trip to Paris November 20-29.


2015 Flight Yearbook 
Did your student forget to order their 2015 yearbook? Extra copies are available for sale for $70. Make checks payable to "Bishop Ireton". Contact Mrs. Kelly.
Athletic physical exams are required annually. Students who will participate in athletics in the 2015-16 school year must have completed a VHSL-approved physical exam and have a Parent's Guide to Concussions Form on file prior to participating in sports. Any questions should be directed to Mr. Horton.
Community Service Opportunities  
Four-six students are needed to help deliver furniture to homes in Alexandria on Saturday, June 27. Contact Mike Mackey for more information and to sign-up.


Free EGK Screening
Paul VI High School is having a free EKG screening for young adults on June 13, 9 am to 3 pm. It is open to all young adults in the diocese. Click here for more information and to register.

Summer School 

Click here for a full description of all summer school classes, including Summer School Math Offerings through Fairfax County, Educere, and Northern Virginia Community College.

Click here for the Registration Form. Students must sign up on-line but registration is NOT complete until the payment is received.

Contact Ms. Medvigy for more information.

Summer Camp
Summer Camps offered in Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Lacrosse, and Theater for grades 1-12!  
Click here to find out more or contact Mr. Pete Hamer.

   Cardinal's Nest School Store  
Classes may be out, but the School Store is still IN!! 

Come in for gifts and summer fun wear!  Store open through June 19th. 
Call 703-212-5159
to make an appointment.  

Contact Ms. Daubresse 703-212-5159    

Summer Office Hours
June 22 - August 14
Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 2 pm

August 17 - 21
Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 4 pm 
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Click here to subscribe to DeSales Weekly, the email newsletter from the Oblates of St. Francis de 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 2015 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 2014-2015:
"We are companions on the journey given to one another to do God's will." -St Jane de Chantal 









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