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This Week at Bishop Ireton
April 28, 2016
Fri., Apr. 29, 12:15 dismissal, No open campus, Prom 8 pm - 12 am, Crystal Gateway Marriott
Mon., May 2, N Day, AP Exams begin, Senior Grad fee & service hours due, College sweat shirt/ t shirt day (seniors may wear their college apparel with their uniform bottoms)
Tue., May 3, B Day, Balfour Ring Orders for sophomores at lunch
Wed., May 4, I Day, ANGP Meeting, 7 pm, Resource Center
Thu., May 5, R Day, Senior Mother Party at Belle Haven, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fri., May 6, E Day
________________    Looking Ahead: 
May 10, Balfour Ring Orders at Lunch
May 11, PTO Meeting, 7 pm, Resource Center
May 12, Mothers Club Senior Mothers Farewell
May 13, 12:15 dismissal, professional time for teachers, Senior NHS Service hours due
May 13, Coffee House
May 17, Graduation Tickets and Apparel available
May 18, underclass service hours due
May 20, Fathers Club BBQ
May 23-26, Senior Exams
May 24, Athletic Banquet
May 25, Graduation Practice at the Shrine
May 27, Senior Farewell Prayer Service
May 30, Memorial Day, NO school
June 6, Baccalaureate Mass
June 7, Graduation
June 9-16, Underclass Exams
June 17, Parent Teacher Conferences 
June 28, Senior Portraits, Class of 2017
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: 

"It is better to be obliged to account to God for too much gentleness than too much severity. Is not God all love? Jesus Christ gives us but two lessons to learn of him: meekness and humility."

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First Look - TONIGHT! Thursday, April 28, 6:30-8 pm
The Admissions office invites you and your Middle School students to "First Look." This program features presentations from administrators and student led tours of the building. Click here for more details.
Prom 2015
Friday, April 29th, 8 pm - 12 midnight
Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington
Office Hours Friday, April 29
The office will close at 2 pm tomorrow.
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.
Sean O'Malley Scholarship
This scholarship, to honor the memory of former BI student-athlete, Sean O'Malley, is open to rising sophomore, junior, or senior male students who have completed at least one year at BI and who have participated in the football and/or wrestling programs. Candidates must have a GPA of 2.5 or above, evidence a commitment to community service, and exhibit financial need.  
To apply, students must submit a letter detailing their qualifications by April 30. For more details, contact Director of Advancement, Ryan Fannon '89 or click here.
College Gear for Seniors - May 2
Seniors will be allowed to wear a college t-shirt or sweatshirt with the school uniform on Monday, May 2 to commemorate and celebrate National College Decision Day (May 1).
BI Crew Fundraiser
Chipotle, Foxchase Shopping Center, 4351 Duke Street
Monday, May 2, 5-8:30 pm
Tell the cashier you are supporting the Crew team
Sophomores - Class Ring Orders
Balfour will be at Bishop Ireton on Tuesday, May 3rd and Tuesday, May 10th at lunch to take ring orders.
Spring Yearbook Sale
Order the 2016 Flight Yearbook NOW! Click here to order on-line or click here for the order form. Contact Mrs. Kelly with any questions.
Paris anyone?
Is your student interested in participating in BI's annual exchange program to Paris November 17 - November 27, 2016? A non-refundable deposit of $121.43 is due by Friday, May 6. Contact Mrs. Keeney with any questions.
Counseling Services
Summer Stem Academy
Current high school juniors and seniors are invited to apply for a week long STEM academy at Norther Virginia Community College. Selected students will unravel a forensics mystery by conducting various STEM experiments in a college setting. Held at the Manassas Campus the week of June 20 and at NOVA's Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, and Woodbridge campuses during the week of June 27.
The $30 fee covers all activities and lunch. Click here to apply by April 30. For more information, contact Academy Director la Gomez.
ADHD Coaching
An Evening of Demystifying What ADHD Coaching Is and How it Can Help You!
Thursday, April 28, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Observe a "live" coaching demonstration by a master coach at the ADHD Open House Event.
Cost:Registration is  $15 per person or $50 for a "family" four-pack online.  Tickets are $20 at the door
Anyone interested in learning about ADHD Coaching. Parents, teens, teachers, professionals, and anyone else interested in learning about what ADHD coaching offers are encouraged to attend. Click here for more information.
AP Exams
AP Exams will take place May 2-13. Click here for the schedule. BI will be administering 518 exams to 248 students in 20 subject areas. The counselors will be administering these exams and will have limited and infrequent access to email and voice mail during this time. Click here for a complete list of what students should to bring to the exam.
Virginia Residential Governor's School
Congratulations to junior Azin Pooresmaeil who has been accepted to attend the Virginia Residential Governor's School for Math, Science and Technology. Azin will spend four weeks living on the campus of Lynchburg College participating in hands-on labs and multi-media based instruction designed to expose students to a series of interdisciplinary questions pertaining to the nature of science, the design of scientific experiments, the respective roles of logic and mathematics in science and public-policy aspect of science and technology.
Senior Graduation Survey
Seniors who have not already done so, must complete and submit the Senior Graduation Survey that you received from Mrs. Georgieff. Surveys were distributed to students last week. The name of the college each student is attending will be published in the Graduation program and that is the college where we will send the final transcript in June after commencement. Completed surveys and copies of the  acceptance letters and scholarship award letters need to be submitted by Thursday, May 5.
Alexandria Lacrosse Club Scholarship
The Alexandria Lacrosse Club is offering a $1,000 college scholarship to one male and one female who has participated in ALC. Click here for details and to apply.
BI Class of 2016 Mothers
Join Us!
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
Thursday, May 5
Belle Haven Country Club
6:30-8:30 pm
Thank you for four great years!
Click here to RSVP
Community Service Hours
Seniors: Hours are due May 2
Freshmen-Juniors: Hours are due May 18
Turn in completed forms to Campus Ministry - please deliver them in person. For more information, click here or contact Fr. Bresnahan. Failure to turn in service hours on time avoids report card problems.
BI Mothers Club Blanket for Class of 2016
The Mothers Club is coordinating the sale of blankets for teams, programs, or clubs. The orders must be placed by May 12.  In order to place the order, a minimum of 12 of the type of blanket must be received. Click here for more information. Questions? Click here.
Please join us to welcome in-coming Freshman Moms and celebrate with Senior Moms
Thursday May 12th
Enjoy light appetizers and 
refreshments in the
Resource Center at Bishop Ireton
BI Bookstore will be open and BI Mothers' Club scarves will be on sale
 Click here to RSVP. 
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.
Contact Mr. Horton with the name, number of attendees, and at which team's table they would like to sit. RSVP by May 18th.
Faculty & Staff Lunch
Our next luncheon will be on Thursday, May 12. Please deliver your labeled items (in disposable containers) to the main office no later than 9 am on the day of the lunch.

If you can help, please sign up by 8 May. Click here for the Signup Genius.

Used Book and Uniform Sale
Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 23 for the annual BI used book and uniform sale! Current PTO members will be given the opportunity to sign up as volunteers to assist with set up and during the day of the sale. Most important - all volunteers are given the opportunity to shop early (July 22). The volunteer sign up sheet will be released in April or May. Contact: Moira McCormick (Book Sale) or Jay Farrar (PTO Membership).
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
Senior Exam Schedule
We will follow a special modified block schedule the week of Senior Exams, May 23-26. Click hereSeniors 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. 

Seniors: Please turn in your $10 dues to Ms. Magalong ASAP.
Seniors who have not turned in their dues and/or have not completed their service hours will not be able to receive their NHS honor cords for graduation. Senior service hours are due May 13th.  Junior service hours are due May 27th.  Please see Mrs. Thompson or Ms. Magalong with any questions. 
Model UN
The Model UN Club recently participated in the National Model Arab League at Georgetown University. 
Gavel (1st Place)
Brady Hoagland, Jordan, Summit of Arab Heads of State
Outstanding (2nd Place)
Maddy Ayalew, Kuwait, Council of Arab Social Affairs Ministers
Jack Dodson, Jordan, Joint Defense Council
Sam Paparo, Kuwait, Council of Arab Social Affairs Ministers
Maddy McDade, Jordan, Joint Defense Council
Juliana Miranda, Jordan, Council of Arab Social Affairs Ministers
Catriona Corallo, Jordan, Council of Arab Social Affairs Minsters
Graduation Information for Seniors & their Families
Please click here for information about graduation. Contact Mrs. Jordan with any questions.
In order for seniors to receive their eleven graduation tickets and cap & gown on Tuesday, May 17, he or she must complete all items on their senior check list. 
All Night Grad Party
Only about one month away! Is your senior already registered
Nearly 60 percent of our seniors are registered for the All Night Graduation Party!  We hope all remaining students register soon -- there are lots of wonderful surprises in store for them at ANGP.
All students who have submitted to the BI school office everything needed for registration by noon on Monday, May 2, will be entered into the May 3 drawing. Three monetary prizes will be awarded in the drawing.
We also are hoping that you'll sign up to be on the ANGP Planning Committee.
Please click here to help! Contact ANGP Chair, Kirsti Garlock.
Community Service Opportunities
Christ Church in Old Town needs volunteers to help in their food pantry. Contact Ms. Gray.
ALIVE! furniture program needs volunteers to go on the ALIVE! trucks and pick up donated furniture and deliver them to those in need. Meet behind First Christian Church, 2723 King Street, Alexandria 22301 at 7:45 am next to the ALIVE! trucks. You will be finished by noon. Volunteers needed April 30th and May 15th. Contact Mike Mackey or Margaret Carpenter
ALIVE! also needs volunteers for the ALIVE! Sidewalk Sale for the ALIVE! House on Saturday, May 14th. Help needed from 7 am to 6 pm. Contact Susanne Arnold.
Cardinal Nest School Store 
Mother's Day Top Ten List 
10. BI Banner House Flag
 9. Bobble Filtered Water Bottle 
 8. Golf/Sunbrella 
 7. BI Mom's T-Shirt
 6. Womens' Polo
5. Nike Dri-Fit Visor 
 4. Comfy Sweatshirt Blanket
3. Nike Gortex Waterproof Jacket 
 2. BI Ribbon  Key Chain
1. Fabulous Stadium Seat
 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
Congratulations to
 Senior Michelle Dwyer
Michelle received the High School History Award from the Alexandria Historical Society. The award is given annually to a student based on the recommendation of teachers in the Social Studies department to one outstanding history student from each of Alexandria's four high schools. Each student is selected for academic achievement and scholarship in American history, high motivation and sustained interest in American history, awareness of the role of history and the historian in contemporary society and demonstrated citizenship and student leadership. Michelle is pictured above with Mrs. Marie Markussen, Social Studies Chair.
Physics Class Catapults and Trebuchets
Honors Physics students were busy building catapults and trebuchets to launch tennis balls. 
Coffee House
The Coffee House is Friday, May 13. The proceeds will benefit Catholic Relief Services' work for the recent Ecuador earthquake relief. All singers, poets, musicians, comedians, and artists are encouraged to perform and attend. Questions? Contact Mr. Hild.
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 Remediation2016 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.
Awards Season 
The end of the school year awards season officially began this week with the Marguerite Scafati Academic and Service Awards dinner. Over the next couple of weeks, culminating with graduation on June 2, our students will be recognized for their academic and athletic achievements as well as their service to others.  Many of the awards are named for teachers and administrators who have served the BI community over the past 50 years. In this way, we celebrate the achievements of the present moment and we remember our Salesian heritage and honor the work of those whose shoulders Bishop Ireton High School stands on today. 
"Let us not forget the maxims of the saints, who teach us to advance a little further each day on the road to perfection. This thought should encourage us not to be surprised or to feel miserable whenever we have something to correct. Each day we must begin again with renewed courage." - St. Francis de Sales --- Letter 1049; Oeuvres 16, p. 312
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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