Weekly Parent Email

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Parent Information Week of November 12, 2018       

 

 

 

 

AdvancEd Accreditation

This week, a team of five educators from Oklahoma will visit Bishop Kelley as part of an AdvancEd Accreditation Visiting Team. The visitors will be in classes as well as interviewing various school stakeholders. Bishop Kelley is accredited through AdvancEd, the largest international educational accrediting agency which focuses on continuous improvement.

 

 

GRANDPARENT ACTIVITIES

Invitations to grandparent activities were mailed last month. If grandparents have not responded to the invitation for this week’s activities, they may RSVP online or call 918.609.7142. We must have students’ names by the end of the day on Wednesday in order to include them on the list of students to be dismissed for Thursday’s prayer services. More information about our special grandparents' activities can be found on our website. Questions? Contact Margaret Jones at 918.609.7142 or .

 

The Spirit Store will be open 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for Grandparents’ Day.

 

PTO needs treats for the dance on Wednesday night and the receptions on Thursday. If you can contribute cookies, muffins, or other sweet treats, please bring them to school on Wednesday. Thanks for helping to make our grandparent events special!

 

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

BROTHER BERNARDINE SCHOLARS PRESENTATIONS

6 p.m. / STC Auditorium

The following Brother Bernardine Scholars will present their capstone projects:

Michael Hanisch

Sarah Walter

Olivia Widdoes

Jordan Bachman

Deacon Herndon

Ana Marfechuk

 

GRANDPARENT/STUDENT DANCE

6:30-7:30 p.m. / Student Commons

Wednesday evening, grandparents are invited to share a dance with their grandchildren at a dance in the Student Commons. Cookies and punch will be served. (We suggest dressing comfortably.)

 

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

GIFT GATHERING ENDS

FIRST BLOCK CLASSES

The school-wide Gift Gathering began last Thursday and runs through November 15, with GG Parents visiting first block classes each Thursday morning. Gift Gathering is a school-wide effort where we ask each class to gather donations of items, gift certificates, events, services or cash for the 2019 Auction. The 39th Annual Auction, Havana Nights, is Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Bishop Kelley. Funds raised at the 2019 Auction will be used for technology upgrades for classrooms, theater upgrades and tuition assistance. The goal is to have 100% class participation and no gift is too small. Please help us meet the goal to have all BK families participate. Thank you in advance for your generosity. If you have questions, please contact Laurie Wollmershauser ( or 918.557.4284).

 

GRANDPARENTS' DAY PRAYER SERVICES

9:45 a.m. / Seniors and Sophomores*

1:45 p.m. / Juniors and Freshmen*

Students will meet their grandparents in the De La Salle Chapel for a prayer service, followed by a reception hosted by PTO in the Student Commons. *Grandparents are invited to the service that corresponds to the grade of the eldest grandchild. Younger siblings and cousins will attend the same service.

 

DEDICATION AND BLESSING FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE PHASE III

3:15 p.m. / Bishop Kelley Stadium

Construction on Phase III of the stadium will begin later this month. It will feature 280 chair back seats, wider aisles with railings up each one, wider spaces between rows of chair back seats, and a press box that’s 14 times larger than our current one to accommodate home as well as visiting coaches and media, BKTV, etc. Join us as we pray for this project and the workers who will bring it to fruition.

 

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

CLUB 22 LUNCH WITH MR. PRATT

12 p.m. / Stephenson Library Meeting Room

Come join other freshman parents and guardians for lunch with Mr. Jeff Pratt, Dean of Students. He will answer any questions about the BK drug testing policy and explain his role. This is his 18th year at Bishop Kelley and he is a valuable resource for all parents. BK will coordinate the lunch with Mr. Goodcents subs, drinks, chips, and dessert, but a suggested donation in the bucket by the door is $5. Please RSVP on the Facebook event or text Kristi Grisaffe at 918-809-5702 if you can make it.

 

SECOND ROUND 5A FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

7 p.m. / Bishop Kelley vs. Bishop McGuinness 

We will host the second round of playoffs at Bishop Kelley's Angelo Prassa Field. Admission for adults and students is $7. Booster Club and student passes are not accepted for post-season games. (Only OSSAA passes will be accepted.)

 

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

LASALLIAN SERVICE SATURDAY

6:30 to 9:30 a.m. / Begin at Bishop Kelley

Students will help distribute Thanksgiving food baskets at Catholic Charities. Students must reserve a spot by signing up on the HelperHelper app. Contact Mrs. Jerri Berna if you have any questions.

 

ROBOTICS REGIONALS

7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. / BK Gym

 

ACT SCIENCE SATURDAY REVIEW

9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

There are still spots available in the Science Saturday class leading up to the ACT given on December 8, 2018. 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. Click here for more information and registration forms.

 

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19

NHS INDUCTION

7:30 p.m. / Sacred Heart Gym (Large Gym)

A reception will follow in the cafeteria.

 

COATS FOR KIDS

Students who bring a new or gently used coat will receive free dress. Coats will be cleaned by Yale Cleaners and donated to Catholic Charities to be distributed this holiday season. Start cleaning out those closets!

 

 

PTO ADVENT RETREAT

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. / Stephenson Family Library Meeting Room

Lunch is included; no charge to attend.

PTO is hosting a Mini-Retreat on November 27th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, as we prepare our hearts for Christmas. Come enjoy our speaker, discussion, and fellowship! Contact Janet Pynn at with questions and to register.

 

 

SCHOOL MESSENGER

In case of a School Emergency, Cyber Day, etc. the administration will send out a notice through SchoolMessenger, the school text/phone system. To be sure to receive the messages, please take out your phone and text “Y” to the number 67587. This will insure that you receive texts and voice messages from Bishop Kelley

 

 

PSAT/NMSQT TEST RESULTS

Students will be able to access their PSAT/NMSQT scores on December 10.  We will post information on how to access scores in the December 9 Parent Information email.  

 

 

IS YOUR STUDENT VAPING?

Click here to be in the know about electronic cigarette use and to look over some tips on talking to your kids about this dangerous trend.

 

 

SPRING BREAK TRIP TO ROME
Bishop Kelley is excited to offer the 2019 Spring Break Rome Trip. Fr. Kastl, Jim Franz and Jerri Berna will accompany 20 BK juniors and seniors to Rome on March 14-22. There are currently 7 spots still available. If you have questions about the trip please email Fr. Kastl at

 

The total cost for this trip is $3300 per person. While in Rome the students will stay at the Hotel Emmaus which is located only blocks from St. Peter’s Basilica.

 

The cost for this trip includes the following:

Roundtrip airfare from Tulsa International

Hotel room and associated taxes and tips

Breakfast and dinner while in Rome

All transfers on a personal motor coach

All entrance fees to museums

Day trip to Assisi on a personal motor coach

The use of Whisper Microphones for all of the tours

 

 

The following items are NOT covered by the listed price:

Lunch

Spending Money

Daily gelato (this is a must)

Trip Insurance

Unexpected trip delay expenses

Extra baggage fees

 

 

SUMMER 2019 TRIP TO EUROPE

Ms. Bendel and Mrs. Edmondson will take 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. Ms. Bendel can be contacted at for more information.

 

 

FATHER/DAUGHTER HOLIDAY BALL

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

6:30-8:30 p.m. / Student Commons

The Bishop Kelley Speech and Debate Team invites pre-school through 8th grade girls and their dads or to our Fifth Annual Father Daughter Holiday Ball. Tickets are $20 per couple, which includes a complimentary picture; $5 for each additional daughter. Contact Erin Clark at for more information.

 

 

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.

 

 

FAMILY BOOK FAIR

NOVEMBER 26-30
The Bishop Kelley Library will again host the annual Scholastic Family Book Fair, November 26 - 30. Books for all ages will be available at the fair, along with posters and gifts. This will be a great time to shop for Christmas presents. Students will be scheduled to come to the fair with their English classes, but everyone is welcome between the hours of 7:30 - 5:00 Monday-Thursday, and 7:30 - 1:30 on Friday. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted at the fair. All proceeds will benefit the Bishop Kelley Library.
We need volunteers to help out over the lunch hour on Monday through Thursday from 11:15 - 1:30. Please contact Jonell Ziola if you can help - or 918-605-6129.

 

 

BOOSTER CLUB SPONSORSHIPS AND MEMBERSHIP

If you’ll be attending home basketball games, it’s not too late to join the Booster Club! The Booster Club provides financial support for all athletic programs by funding the majority of Bishop Kelley’s annual athletic budget. By being a part of the Booster Club Membership, Corporate Sponsorships, Game-day Program Advertising, and Merchandise / Concession Sales, you contribute to the Booster Club’s positive impact on our athletic program. A family pass for admission to all regular-season home games is included with membership. Click here for more information or to sign up for a sponsorship or membership online.

 

 

TRIVIA NIGHT TABLES

We have a few 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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