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This Week at Bishop Ireton
February 27, 2015
Fri., Feb. 27, R Day, Re-Registration Forms due for Juniors, Coffee House, 6:30-10 pm, Cafeteria and Band Room

Sat., Feb. 28, Parent-Alumni Retreat, 9 am - noon, Chapel

Monday, March 2 - Friday, March 6: National World Language Week

Mon., Mar. 2, E Day

Tue., Mar. 3, O Day, Advanc-Ed Reacreditation Visit, Jesuit College Fair

Wed., Mar. 4, T Day, Spread the Word Day, Advanc-Ed Reacreditation Visit

Thu., Mar. 5, N Day, Mandatory Meeting for Prom for Jrs. & Srs. Advisory

Fri., Mar. 6, B Day, SCA Info Session for President & VP

Sun., Mar. 8, Admitted Student's Mass and Info Sessions

________________    Looking Ahead:


Spring Theatre Arts Production, March 13, 14, 15, 20, 21


Dress Out Day for Lenten Service Project, March 13 


Professional Development, No school for students, March 16


Senior Retreats, March 18-20


Class of 2019 Registration, March 21 


Wind Ensemble Concert, March 24  


Kairos Retreat, March 25-28 


Professional Day, No school for students, March 30 


Easter Break, April 2-10


Prom Tickets on Sale, April 13-14


Dress Out Day - Sister School in Camden, April 16 


Prom, April 17


PTO Spring Clean Up, April 18


Regular I Day, April 20


Regular R Day, April 21 


Make Up Retreat (All Grades), April 22


Camden Retreat, April 23-25 


Academic and Service Banquet, April 28  


Father's BBQ, May 1


Evening with the Arts and One Acts, May 1 & 2


Freshmen Mother's Tea, May 3


BI Golf Tournament, May 4


Senior Grad Fee, Service Hours and Survey Due, May 4


AP Exams, May 4-15 


Spring Instrumental Concert, May 5


Class of 2017 Ring Orders, May 6-8 


Senior Exams, May 18-21


Underclass Service Hours Due, May 20 


Senior Farewell Prayer Service, May 22


Athletic Banquet, May 28 


Baccalaureate Mass, June 1


Graduation, June 2


Semester Exams, Underclassmen, June 8 - 11  


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:  

"Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs."
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Coffee House TONIGHT!!
Friday, February 27, 6:30-10 pm
Come and enjoy singers, dancers, poetry readers!  Not to be missed!! 
4th Annual Alumni/Parent Salesian Retreat     

Featuring Fr. Mike McCue, OSFS,

former B.I. Chaplain '90 - '01

"Nothing is small in the service of God"  

presented by Fr. McCue.

Please join us this Saturday, February 28
from 9:00 am - noon
B.I.'s Library & St. Francis de Sales Chapel
ALL are welcome! RSVP to Mrs. Marquet or Mr. McBride
2015-16 Registration and Course Selection  
Click here for a Power Point with information on course offerings and selection proceduresClick here for the course catalog. Student packets were sent home. All forms (Registration Form, Emergency Care Form, Tuition Payment Preference Form), the registration fee & tuition down payment are now due! Please make sure to have it in by Monday!
Provincial Day Off - canceled  
March 6 will now be a regular school day to make up for snow days in February. It is a B day. 
NHS: Seniors: $10 dues are required to pay for your graduation cords. Please turn in your money to Mrs. Thompson or Mrs. Marquet.

Economics Club, Tuesday, March 10, 3:15, Room K-213, How to Manage your Checkbook/Debit Card.  Mr. Rauer

Video Game Club this afternoon, Friday, Feb. 27, 3-4:30 in the band room.
Please remember that students need to arrive to school on time every day. Tardy arrivals to school interfere with every students' successful classroom learning environment.  If students are habitually tardy to school, Bishop Ireton will enact defined policies found on pages 48-54 in the Parent/Student Handbook.  Thank you for your assistance and adherence to school attendance policies.
Graduation Information for Seniors  
Seniors can stop by Mrs. Jordan's office to nominate a classmate to speak at graduation.This person must be in good academic and discipline standing and represent the class well.  The nomination form will be posted through 3/10.

Please check out Graduation Information on the webpage.  Click on "Events" and then "Graduation" from the drop down menu. Everything you need to know about graduation is listed there.  
Student Council Association Elections   
President & Vice President must run together as a ticket.  The Presidential candidate must be a rising senior with previous SCA experience.  The Vice Presidential candidate can be be a rising junior or senior who has some leadership experience in any aspect of the school.


Key Dates President and Vice President: 

March 6, Interest meeting in the Mrs. Jordan's office during Advisory

March 10, Intent to Run forms and speeches due to Mrs. Jordan by 10 am. Speeches will be taped after school in the library.
March 17-18 Elections via Bishop Ireton E-mail.  Polls close at 3:00 pm.  

Class Representatives (including class president): 

March 20, Interest meeting in the Auditorium during Advisory

March 24, Intent to Run forms and bio due by 10 am to Mrs. Jordan

March 30 & 31, Elections via Bishop Ireton E-mail.  Polls close at 3:00 pm
SAT Prep Course   
Want to improve your score on the upcoming SATs?  Mr. Neil Berkman and Mr. Terry Rainey are offering a SAT Prep Course February 28 - April 25 (no class April 4) Click here for the registration form. Contact Mr. Berkman for more information.
Counseling Services    
Jesuit College Fair, Tuesday, March 3
Representatives from 20 Jesuit colleges and universities will be visiting BI to speak to students from 8:15-9:15 am in the Atrium. Click here for a list of the schools, tips on how to prepare, and questions to ask.  Parents are welcome!

AP Exam Fee
Bishop Ireton students enrolled in an AP class are required to take the corresponding AP exam in May.  The fee for each AP exam is $91.00.  Students will receive the College Board's 2014-15 Bulletin for AP Students and Parents in their AP class next week.  AP students must complete the AP Exam Registration Form and submit the exam fee to Mrs. Georgieffby Monday, March 23.  


FACTS Financial Aid Form 
FACTS Financial Aid Forms for the 2015-16 school year are available now. Please contact our receptionist, to receive the paper forms.  You can also apply online: FACTS Online.

The second round deadline is March 16. Families are reminded that FACTS application forms must be completed each year in order to be considered for tuition assistance.  For the 2014-15 school year, Bishop Ireton awarded over $700,000 in need-based grants to over 120 families.  BI has limited funds available for tuition assistance.  If you do not file a FACTS application by the March 16 deadline, you may not receive aid, even if you have received aid in the past.  Questions? Mr. Peter Hamer 703-212-5190. 


PTO Meeting, March 11, 7 pm, Resource Center
Mr. Pete Davey, Director of Operations, will answer demonstrate the course selection process and answer all questions about the Portal and class selection.

Our March Lenten BI Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon is Tuesday, March 3.  The school's re-accreditation team also plans to join us for this lunch and meet with our faculty.  Please deliver your labeled items (in disposable containers) to the main office by 9 a.m. on the day of the lunch.

If you can help, please click here to sign up by Feb. 28. 



The Drowsy Chaperone 

Bishop Ireton Theatre Arts is proud to present The Drowsy Chaperone, March 13, 14, 20, 21 at 7:30 pm and March 15 at 2 pm.  Tickets are available at the door: $10 general admission and $8 students and senior citizens.  Student tickets will be on sale at the discounted price of $5 during all school lunches the week before the show.      


Boys' Lacrosse Fundraiser


Foxchase Shopping Center, Tuesday, March 17, 5-8 pm

Click here for the flyer.     


Spanish Students Visit National Gallery of Art

  Mrs. Hughes class went to see  Spanish art work by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Francisco Goya, Bartolome Murillo, and Jose de Ribera. The tour was conducted by a Spanish speaking docent. After the tour, they chose a painting that they liked and completed a guided writing assignment about the painting.  

French Exchange Student Hosts Needed If you are interested in hosting a French student from 3/19-3/31, please contact Mrs. Keeney
B.I. students went to Paris over Thanksgiving break and French students are now coming to Washington, DC.  Mrs. Keeney has arranged their itinerary during the day, students are needed to host them in the evening. There are 10 more students needing housing.


German Exchange Student Hosts Needed
Host families are needed for 3 female students from the Aachen area in Germany between March 16 - April 1, 2015, please contact Mr. Andrychowski



Diocese of Arlington Job Fair

Prospective Bishop Ireton teachers are invited to attend the Diocese of Arlington Teacher Job Fair on March 14, from 9 until 11 am, at Paul VI High School in Fairfax. Principals from over 30 Catholic schools will meet with candidates for the 2015-2016 school year. Bishop Ireton administrators will be available to answer any questions you may have about teaching at Ireton.  Please bring your resume and cover letter. Click here for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!


   Cardinal's Nest School Store  
Baby it's Cold Outside...and maybe Inside, too!

Quarter-Zip Uniform Fleece Jackets $40 
The ONLY garment approved for the classroom over the complete Winter Uniform

Locker Shelves are back in stock!

Assorted Sweatpants, Hoodies, and Crew Neck Sweatshirts for PE

Along with Hats, Scarves, Mittens and Flannel PJ's 


Cardinal's Nest School Store Hours: 

Monday-Friday 7:30-8:00 am; 10:30am-12:00pm; 3:00-3:30pm,  

or by appointment
Contact Ms. Daubresse 703-212-5159    

Athletic Boosters
Will YOU be driving a new car in 2014?? 
THE BI Athletic Boosters is participating in the All Saints Catholic Church five-car raffle.  Each family should have received 10 raffle tickets and a letter from the Boosters.  The stubs or unsold tickets must be returned by Friday, March 27.  Checks are payable to "Bishop Ireton Athletic Boosters".  Look for your letter in the mail!  Contact Diedre Nicholson Lamb 703-927-9278. 
Annual Fund
In our Jubilee year - with a goal of $450,000 - the Annual Fund will benefit the heart and mission of Bishop Ireton - our students.  Your contribution is vital to making a Bishop Ireton education a reality for students who otherwise could not afford it. 

Click here to donate today!
Salesian Corner
Bishop Ireton Prayer Book 
"Seeds of our Salesian Tradition"
We are creating a new B.I. Prayer Book.  Parent & Alumni Prayer contributions welcome!  Email your prayers.  This project is part of our 50th Anniversary Celebration!

On Line Salesian Courses
Free On-Line courses, "Salesian Spirituality and the 12-step Program" "Set Your Heart Free" "The Year of Consecrated Life 2015: Part II" "Time for Prayer" "Living the Beatitudes with St. Francis de Sales" and others.  Click here for more information.


Live Jesus 2015

"Living Gently: Finding God in the Turmoil" is the theme for our 12th Annual Live Jesus! Please join us for this spiritually uplifting half-day Salesian event on March 21, 9 am - 12:45 pm.  8 am Continental Breakfast and sign-in.  at St. John Neumann Catholic Church Reston, Virginia.  Click here to register. 


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.


Parent Prayer Group  
Wednesdays, 2-3 pm, Chapel. Please be sure to sign in at the front desk before coming to the chapel.  We hope to see you there!  Leanne Siedlarz or Krista Price. 


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 here to place your order or contact Mrs. Brandi Wease Vasquez, 703-212-5176.



United Way     
Bishop Ireton High School is a charity member of the United Way of the National Capital Area. This workplace campaign allows employees to donate to their favorite organization through payroll deduction. Some employers will offer a company match of your payroll deducted contribution to the campaign.  
To designate Bishop Ireton as a recipient of your generous contribution through the United Way, please use these codes: United Way 8115 and CFC 64401, when filling out the United Way NCA or Combined Federation Campaign (CFC) campaign form. 
Please note that the United Way NCA applies a 9% administrative processing fee for donations made to member nonprofits.  
Bishop Ireton Golf Classic      
Monday, May 4 at Mt. Vernon Country Club
Join the fun! Registration and Lunch 11 am, Shotgun Start, 1 pm, Dinner and Awards, after golf.
The golfing field is limited to 30 foursomes.  Click here for the registration form or click here to sign up today! 
B.I. Athletic Boosters  
Click here to join.
Email Coby Owens, Membership Coordinator, B.I. Athletic Booster Club
Go Cardinals!! 
Database Updates: 
Please send any changes of phone, address, or email to  Mr. Parks.
Salesian theme 2013-2014:
"We are companions on the journey given to one another to do God's will." -St Jane de Chantal 








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