Weekly Parent Email

Parent emails are scheduled to be sent each Sunday evening during the school year but may be delayed on occasion due to circumstances beyond our control. If you are not receiving the emails from info@bishopkelley.org you might try checking your spam filter. 

To be added to our parent email list, please send an email to info@bishopkelley.org. Incoming freshman and transfer parents will automatically be added to our email list, as long as email contact information was provided with the student's registration. 

Parent Information Week of April 22, 2019      


BKBay is Open!

Shop online with over 250 items to choose from including jewelry, gift certificates for orthodontic treatments, restaurants, fitness studios, and retail stores plus the always favorite reserved seats at BK graduation, reserved parking spots at the top of the U Drive, and reserved seats for the 2019/20 musicals.  So much to bid on! If you have bid on items in our past online auctions, please check your profile under “My Account” to make sure your credit card information is current. Your card will not be charged unless you have the winning bid when BKbay closes at 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. Items will be available for pick up on Wednesday, May 1 in the Auction Room.




Easter Monday

No classes.




Deadline for College Info for Graduation Program

The counselors need copies of your son's/daughter's college/university acceptances and scholarships for the graduation program. Please submit this information to Ms. Cogan (dcogan@bishopkelley.org) or Ms. Lawler (mlawler@bishopkelley.org) by April 23.




Pre-ACT and ACT Testing for 9th, 10th and 11th Grades

8 a.m. Start

All 9th and 10th graders will take the Pre-ACT test and the 11th grade will take the ACT test.

Students need to report to school no later than 8:00am. This is not a late start day. Students will need to bring 2 number 2 pencils and an acceptable calculator (no TI 89 or higher).  To see if your calculator is acceptable go to: www.act.org/calculator-policy.html. Cell phones need to be left in lockers or purses or pockets and turned off.  Any questions contact Macee Clayton for the Pre-ACT and Maureen Lawler for the ACT.    


Senior Mass of Thanksgiving

8:30 a.m. / Holy Family Cathedral

8th Street and South Boulder Avenue

This event is for students in the Class of 2019 and their parents and guardians. It is a dress up occasion. No classes for seniors on April 24. Due to the testing for underclassmen, seniors should not return to campus following Mass.

Note: Please do not park in numbered spaces in the parking lot directly east of Holy Family. Those spaces are reserved.


Auction Set Up

No classes.


Best of the U.S. Ticket Sales Close

Noon / BishopKelley.org/Best

Win a chance to pick the city of your dreams -- choose a fun getaway from New York, Sonoma, Orlando, Boston, or Scottsdale! There are just 100 tickets available at $100 each. The holder of the winning ticket has their choice from the five great cities around the U.S. The drawing will take place during the Bishop Kelley 39th Annual Auction on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The winner does not need to be present to win. Click HERE for details and to purchase your tickets TODAY!




National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. Locate a Collection Site near you.


Easter Egg Hunt (Rescheduled)
11 a.m. / BK Practice Field

Due to rainy weather on April 13, we rescheduled the Easter Egg Hunt!  The event is FREE for kids of all ages, but donations support the BK State Championship Academic Bowl Team. There will be lots of eggs filled with candy and prizes. The Easter Bunny will also be on campus for pictures with the kids. RSVP to alumni@bishopkelley.org.


The 39th Annual Bishop Kelley Auction, Havana Nights

6-11 p.m. / Bishop Kelley

Join us for a night of fun and fundraising at Havana Nights, the 39th Annual Bishop Kelley Auction to be held on the BK campus on April 27, 2019. It’s guaranteed to be a great evening for the Bishop Kelley community. Come experience a fun-filled night of exquisite music, amazing raffles, fabulous silent and live auctions, a wine and whiskey pull to be paired with delicious food, and more. Proceeds from the Auction will be used to fund the three T’s: Technology Upgrades, Tuition Assistance, and Theatre Enhancements. Get ready to dance your way around to bid on some amazing packages. Reservations for Havana Nights will close at noon on Friday. Make your reservation today!


Auction Volunteers Needed
Looking for something fun and festive to do on a Saturday night? Do you like being in a festive atmosphere and listening to Caribbean music? Then you will want to volunteer for this year’s 39th BK auction on Saturday, April 27 from 5:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. We are looking for outgoing volunteers to help us provide a fun and successful auction. Please email Yadi Boykin at yboykin@bishopkelley.org if you are interested. We will have a brief training on how to check in guests and sell wine or raffle tickets using iPads the week before our big event, so you'll be a pro that night.


Thank you in advance for your generosity and time, for through this event, we are able to provide support to Technology Enhancements, Theater Upgrades and Tuition Assistance.



Tulsa Community Foundation Public Donor Workshop

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM / Legacy Plaza, 5330 East 31st, Rooms A & B

While Prince passed away three years ago, neither his family nor charities he supported have received the first dollar from his estate because he didn't have an estate plan or a will. Bishop Kelley partners with with Tulsa Community Foundation to encourage members of the BK community to put plans in place or update their estate plans. TCF is hosting this complimentary workshop about estate planning and dinner is included. If you'd like to attend please contact Doug Thomas to RSVP at dthomas@bishopkelley.org or at 918.609.7115.  


April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Every April, Catholic parishes and schools across the United States participate in National Child Abuse Prevention Month. When a child is abused, the effects are grave and can last a lifetime. Click the following links to learn more about preventing, recognizing, and reporting abuse.

Child Abuse Prevention Month - English

Child Abuse Prevention Month - Spanish

Angelic Warfare Confraternity  
Dominican priest Fr. James Brent will be coming to Tulsa the weekend of April 27 and 28. On Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard's, Mass will be celebrated with Bishop Konderla followed by a special ceremony to bless marriages and families. On Sunday at 1 p.m. at St. Bernard's, Fr. James will give an overview of the Angelic Warfare Confraternity, a centuries-old fellowship to help Catholics pursue and promote chastity, followed by an opportunity for enrollment. Please see the Diocesan Facebook events page for details.



Service Hours

This is a reminder that all students are required to complete 25 service hours annually. All seniors should have 100 total hours and 25 of them should be served to the Poor. These are due for all students at the completion of the school year. There are currently many service opportunities available on the helperhelper app which each student has access to. All questions may be directed to Jerri Berna at jberna@bishopkelley.org.

Duke University Summer Sessions

Click the links below for details:

Summer Academy - Admissions deadline April 29

STEM Academy - Admissions deadline April 29



Spain / England - Summer 2020

Spain England trip is still enrolling for the summer of 2020. If you are interested in traveling with us, please contact Mrs. Thach at ethach@bishopkelley.org or Mr. Saunders at dsaunders@bishopkelley.org. The deadline to enroll is April 30th.

For more information on the trip please click the link below.

Spain & England: www.educationaltravel.com/Thach-1568



Class of 2020 Parents

College Counselor/Career Internship Coordinator Debbie Cogan is building a list of potential Career Internship sites for BK seniors. If you run a business or are in a position in your company to utilize student interns, please contact her. BK seniors intern for a quarter (possibly more) during 1st or 4th block. This is a great opportunity for them to get real world experience in a career field of interest to them. These positions are unpaid. Please contact Ms. Cogan with any questions/opportunities at dcogan@bishopkelley.org.




PTO is looking for dedicated committee members for the 2019/2020 school year. If you would like to serve in one of these groups, please attend the meeting at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, May 7 or contact 2019-2020 PTO President Dedra Phillips.   


Altar Guild

This committee's main responsibility is to wash and iron small altar linens.


Christian Brothers Liaison

The liaison checks in with the Christian Brothers and shows appreciation for all they do at BK.


Helping Hands Committee

Members reach out to families in the BK community who need assistance after a serious illness, loss or other challenges. Help may include dropping off meals or reaching out with a kind word.


Light of Faith Prayer Group

Parents, guardians, and grandparents of any faith tradition gather once or twice a month to pray the Rosary and other prayers for the BK school community and families. This group meets in the BK Chapel at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, as scheduled by the coordinator.


Spiritual Development Committee

Committee members begin every PTO meeting with a prayer or reflection. They also find other opportunities for spiritual development.

Idea of a Village Conference

Saturday, June 1

9 a.m. - 9 p.m. / Clear Creek Monastery, Hulbert, OK

Join others from the Diocese of Tulsa for the fourth annual Idea of a Village conference. Participants will discover the essential role of friendship in the pursuit of the good life through speakers and panel discussions. You will also have the opportunity to tour the Clear Creek Abbey, renew old friendships and make new ones while enjoying homemade lunch and a barbecue dinner, ending the evening with live music and contra dancing. There is a 25% discount for students using the code “2019Student”. Click here for a flyer or visit the Idea of a Village website for more information, including options for lodging.



Updates to Contact Information

Backpack will continue to be the portal for student grades through the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Please continue to update your email and other contact changes through the Backpack portal or by contacting our Registrar, Lindsey Jensen at ljensen@bishopkelley.org.



Call for Volunteer Bus Drivers

Bishop Kelley is looking for volunteers with a CDL license (P and S endorsement) who would be willing to drive our activity buses throughout the year. If interested, please contact Susan Limekiller at slimekiller@bishopkelley.org for more information. Drivers will need to be Virtus compliant.



Important Dates for Seniors

Click here for information about senior deadlines, finals, graduation, and more.



BK Investment Club Challenge Match
The BK Investments Club has recently been restructured and has received a $25,000 challenge match from a donor. The club, under the direction of BK teacher/former investment broker Dennis Keeley, currently has about $5,000 invested in the stock market. BK is looking for families to provide gifts to help us secure the challenge grant. In doing so, student members of the club will have $50,000 or more in new funds to invest over the coming years. We have received $7,000 towards the challenge thus far, including gifts from a Class of 2017 graduate and a current BK family. For more information on the club and how you can help, contact BK's Director of Philanthropy, Doug Thomas at dthomas@bishopkelley.org or call 918.609.7115.





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