Weekly Parent Email

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Parent Information Week of October 15, 2018     

 

 

 


MONDAY, OCTOBER 15

SECOND QUARTER BEGINS

Students should check Backpack to see if their 2nd quarter schedules have been adjusted. Students starting new English and Math classes should make sure they have completed their summer reading and math packets before the start of the quarter. Click here if you have not seen the “Meet the Teachers” email that was sent on Friday.

 

5A VOLLEYBALL AT STATE

1:30 p.m. / Heritage Hall

1800 NW 122nd St, Oklahoma City

The Quarter-Finals will be played vs. Skiatook at 1:30. The winner will play the winner of the Cascia Hall vs. Coweta in the Semi-Final at 7:15 p.m. The State Championship match will be played Tuesday evening at 7:15 p.m. at Crossings Christian (14400 Portland Ave., OKC). Class 5A finals will be streamed at www.nfhsnetwork.com. You can follow the team @BK_volleyball on Twitter.

 

SPAIN AND ENGLAND 2020 PARENT MEETING

6:30 p.m. / Student Commons

We will travel the northern part of Spain starting in Barcelona and taking stops on the Camino De Santiago ending at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela before we venture to our next destination of England. While in Spain we will bike on the beach in Barcelona, tour the remodeled Barcelona soccer stadium Camp Nou, hike and stroll in the Pyrenees mountains, explore Monserrat Monastery, see the influence of the architect Antoni Gaudí and visit some of his creations, Casa Batllo and Sagrada Familia before traveling the northern coast of Spain. While in England we will  start in London visiting London’s exciting attractions; Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Big Ben, Harry Potter Studio tour and more before traveling to Stratford and Oxford visiting Shakespeare’s House and Oxford University.

For more information on the trip and to sign up go to worldstrides.com/enroll.

Trip ID - Thach-1568

Contact - Elisha Thach

 

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16

DEADLINE FOR TEACHER OF THE MONTH AND STAFF MEMBER OF THE QUARTER NOMINATIONS

4 p.m.

Bishop Kelley is looking for nominations for Teacher of the Month and Staff Member of the Quarter. If you have someone in mind who goes above and beyond at BK, please nominate them by going into the forms section in Backpack to vote for them. Please be sure to give examples of how this person has helped your student or others. The more details you give, the better.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17

FLU SHOTS FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

7-9 a.m. / Student Commons

Students, families, and alumni are invited to participate. Occupational Health, Inc (OHI) will file Community Care Insurance with no out of pocket cost.  The cost for each vaccination is $35.00. OHI only accepts cash and checks, and will provide a receipt upon request for non-Community Care insurance. Checks should be made payable to OHI. All students under the age of 18 must have an authorization form with the student name and information at the top and a parent signature at the bottom. Click here for more information. Please contact the School Nurse, Tierney Dower, BSN, RN with questions.

 

MANDATORY FRESHMAN MEETING

8-8:45 a.m. / STC Auditorium   

Our monthly Frosh Meetings will help facilitate transition and success at Bishop Kelley. Our first mandatory Freshmen Meeting is this Wednesday in the auditorium. Attendance will be taken and it does count towards 8 and 8. Future dates are:

 

November 28

December 19

January 16

February 3

March 13

April 10

May 8

 

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

DIOCESAN INSERVICE

No classes.

 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

FALL BREAK

No classes.

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

BOYS AND GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY REGIONALS

Times TBD / Mohawk Park

3500 E 56th St N, Tulsa

 

 

VETERANS WALL

A Veterans Wall of Honor will be created this year by NHS in the Lobby of the Library. On this wall, the names of our community’s veterans and those currently serving in the armed forces will be displayed with pictures. Help us highlight those in our community who have served both past and present. If you have a family member who is serving or has served bring in a COPY of a picture or scan the photo and email the picture to Savannah Glover ( ) along with information about your family member. If you would  like to bring in the photo, please bring in a copy because it would be difficult logistically for NHS to return all of the photos. All photos and information must be turned in by October 20th.

 

 

SENIOR BABY PICTURES

The yearbook staff is still working hard to collect a baby picture of every senior. The senior pages are being built right now, so if you haven't already done so, please send a baby picture ASAP to . We can can also scan and return hard copies.

 

 

GRANDPARENTS' ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR NOVEMBER

We will host our 8th Annual Grandparent/Student Dance on Wednesday, November 14 (6:30-7:30 p.m.), followed by our 24th Annual Grandparents' Day Prayer Services on Thursday, November 15. (The prayer service time is determined by the grade of the oldest grandchild: Seniors and Sophomores at 9:45 a.m. and Juniors and Freshmen at 1:45 p.m.) Students and grandparents enjoy the opportunity to spend time together as grandchildren accompany their grandparents for both activities.

 

We plan to mail invitations this week. If your student's grandparents have never received an invitation to Grandparents' Day, we have created an online form so you can easily provide their contact information.

 

More information about our special grandparents' activities can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact Margaret Jones at or 918.609.7142. Thanks so much for your help!

 

 

HOW SMART ARE YOU ABOUT RETIREMENT?

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

5:30-7:30 p.m. /OU-Tulsa Learning Center, Room 145

4502 East 41st Street, Tulsa, turn west off Yale Avenue on David Boren Drive, 1st building on your left

Tulsa Community Foundation’s Planned Giving Partnership Program presents an educational opportunity on retirement planning. Join them as they review the top issues related to retirement planning and aging that are facing Americans. Explore how many retirement and planning circumstances are changing due to demographic, financial, and social factors.An aging population, rising health costs and estate planning changes all lead to a new landscape for retirement planning.

 

This workshop will serve as a guide for navigating the pre and post retirement planning minefield, including the most pressing issues of retirement planning, changes and new rules, building, distributing, and transferring your retirement, deciphering the alphabet of acronyms and much more. This is a complimentary educational workshop presented by TCF and the local non-profit community. No products are being sold. Light food and beverages will be served so reservations are appreciated.RSVP to Doug Thomas at or 918.609.7115.

 

 

SENIOR YEARBOOK ADS

One of the best ways to pay tribute to your graduating senior is with an ad in the yearbook. The Crest staff is taking orders until November 9th. Click this link to place your order. Prices are as follows:

 

1/8 page ad: $100

1/4 page ad: $200

1/2 page ad: $350

Full page ad: $500

 

We will host free "AdLab" nights when you can come work with the yearbook staff to design the perfect ad.  Those nights are Tuesday, October 23; Thursday, November 1; and Wednesday, November 8 from 6-8 p.m. each of those evenings.

 

If you would like to create your own ad, please email for specs. Thank you for supporting your senior and and the BK Crest!

 

 

ACT CLASSES IN PREPARATION FOR THE DECEMBER 8TH TEST

We will offer classes leading up to the ACT given on December 8, 2018. Click here for more information and registration forms.

 

 

ACT Advanced Math Review - Meets Thursdays, November 1, 15, 29, and December 6 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. This 6-hour instructional course is designed for students who have a solid grasp of math content and want additional review and practice on more complex math topics found on the ACT.  Topics include but are not limited to: matrices, advanced probability, vectors, conic sections, trigonometry, logarithms, and more.

 

ACT Science Saturday Review - Meets Saturday, November 17, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This 2.5-hour instructional course will teach students tips and tricks to get through the science section faster while improving their accuracy on the test.  Students will learn how to interpret scientific graphs and charts and apply sound reasoning techniques to passages on the science test. Students will practice with various types of passages found on the test.

 

 

SUMMER 2019 TRIP TO EUROPE

Would you like to provide your child with an opportunity to be exposed to new cultures and explore the world? Ms. Bendel and Mrs. Edmondson will be taking a group of Bishop Kelley students on a European Highlights tour to Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Munich, Venice, Lucerne, Burgundy, Paris, and London in July of 2019.  The current price quote is good until November 15 but the deadline to enroll is December 20. Please contact Ms. Bendel at for more information.

 

 

TRIVIA NIGHT TABLES

We still have some tables available in the large gym. Click here to reserve a table for Trivia Night, which will be held Saturday, January 19 at Bishop Kelley. Sponsor tables are $650 and standard tables are $300. (Each table seats 10.) Click here to learn more.   

 

 

 

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