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 December 17, 2018       





Senior Transcripts

Any senior who needs a transcript sent before we return to school in January must make their request through Parchment before noon this Thursday, December 20th. Requests made after this time will not be processed until after January 3rd when school opens. *Note: This is a change from the information included in Senior Bulletin #10 released the last week of November.



Spirit Store Hours

This week is the final chance to purchase BK gear before Christmas. The Spirit Store will continue regular weekday hours through Wednesday:


Afternoons: 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday

Lunch hours: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday


The Spirit Store will be closed on finals days, December 20 and 21.




Children’s Play: “The Emperor's New Clothes”

7 p.m. / STC Auditorium
Free Admission

Come join the fun as Acting I and Play Production present this beloved classic.




Mandatory Freshman Meeting

8-8:45 a.m. / STC Auditorium   

Attendance will be taken and it does count towards 8 and 8. Future dates are:


January 16

February 13

March 13


All-Club Lunch

12:30 p.m. / Jamil’s, 3823 East 51st

Join all of the PTO Parent/Guardian Clubs for a Christmas luncheon! The cost will be $18 per person. RSVP to yboykin@bishopkelley.org or 918.500.4220.


Light of Faith Prayer Group

2 p.m. / De La Salle Chapel Foyer

All parents, guardians, and grandparents are welcome to join us in praying the Rosary for our school community and families. For prayer requests and additional information, please contact Jennifer Karbowski at jkarbowski1@gmail.com or 918.361.8063.

Reminder: Parents must check in at the front office before going to the Chapel. Be sure and bring your driver’s license.




1st & 2nd Block Finals

9 a.m. Start / 12:15 p.m. Dismissal

The Commons will be closed Thursday.

The Library will close at 3 p.m.

Please make arrangements to pick up your students by 3:00.




3rd & 4th Block Finals

9 a.m. Start / 12:15 p.m. Dismissal

The Library and Commons will close at 12:30 p.m.

School Offices will close at 1 p.m. for Christmas Break. Please make arrangements to pick up your students prior to that time.


Please note: Students will be expected to turn in textbooks for all classes that end in December when they take their final exams. Parents will be charged replacement costs for any books not turned in. (Exception: Students who are in an AP class may keep the textbooks until the AP Exam in May.)


Recent Alumni Lunch

12:30-1:30 p.m. / Student Commons

Bishop Kelley grads from 2015-2018 are invited to join us for pizza and to catch up with classmates who are home for Christmas. Contact Katherine Devonshire or Gary Oberste for more information.




Deadline to Order Freshman T-Shirts

Freshman t-shirts are available to order online. Prices range from $15-$18, depending on size. Orders must be placed by midnight, Sunday, December 23, 2018. Contact Maggie Gabel at magabel@bishopkelley.org with questions.




Alumni Basketball

Women 6 p.m. / Men 7 p.m.

Remind your BK grads to stop by for this annual after-Christmas tradition. Following the games, attendees will gather at the Bricktown Brewery at 33rd and Peoria. Contact Katherine Devonshire for more information.


Alumni Volleyball

6:30 p.m.

All alumni volleyball players are invited to join us for an alumni game in the small gym during the guys’ basketball game. Questions? Contact Jerri Berna.




Philanthropy Office Open for Year-End Giving

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To receive tax credit for the current calendar year, please keep in mind that the date you deliver or mail your donation is generally recognized as the gift date. Although the school will be closed for Christmas Break from the afternoon of December 21 through January 2, mail will be checked regularly. In addition, the Advancement Office will be open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, weather permitting. The building may be locked, so if you wish to deliver a check on the 31st, please call 918.609.7142. Online gifts made before midnight (CST) on December 31 will receive credit for 2018.




Classes Resume and Third Quarter Begins
8 a.m. Start

Students should check 3rd quarter schedules in Backpack before returning from Christmas break. Some schedules may have been slightly adjusted as we attempt to balance class size. 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.




Placement Test for the Class of 2023

8 a.m.-12 p.m. / Main Administration Building

(Ending time is approximate.)

Please spread the word to your family and friends (who are not in our Catholic feeder school system) that the last scheduled placement test for the Class of 2023 (incoming 9th graders) is the Saturday after we return from Christmas break. There will be a parent Question/Answer Session in the Student Commons from 8-9 a.m. Advance registration is required. Click here for more information.



Para-Professional Help

Bishop Kelley Inclusion program is seeking an individual to assist students with special needs in the classroom; full or part time position available. Education background preferred, but not necessary. Strong communication skills and experience with behavioral strategies would benefit the position. Please contact Pat Hinson (phinson@bishopkelley.org) for more information.



ACT Classes in Preparation for the February 9th Test

We will offer three classes leading up to the ACT given on February 9, 2019. Click here for more information and registration forms. These classes will repeat before the April, June, and July tests. Email MeganNeelyLLC@gmail.com for more information on those dates.

ACT Intensive Review - Meets Sundays, January 6th, 13th, 27th, and February 3rd from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. This 10-hour instructional course includes instruction and content review in all subject areas tested on the ACT as well as helpful tips and testing information.  

ACT Advanced Math Review - Meets Thursdays, January 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st 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, January 26th, 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.



CyberMath Academy at Harvard or Stanford

Harvard University - July 6-17

Stanford University - July 15-27

Students will be able to choose from a variety of options which include College Prep (SAT and College Counseling and Application Planning), Math, Coding, Robotics, Game Design and Physics. Click here for information.



Trivia Night Volunteers Needed!

We need volunteers to join in the fun with “Friends”, Bishop Kelley’s Trivia Night on January 19, 2019. Volunteers get a Trivia Night t-shirt, food and drink for the evening, and lots of fun with the Kelley community. Contact Yadi at yboykin@bishopkelley.org to volunteer.


We have a few tables available in the large gym. Click here to reserve a table. Sponsor tables are $650 and standard tables are $300. (Each table seats 10.) Click here to learn more.  



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.



Classes will resume on Thursday, January 3rd.

We will not send another weekly email until the week of December 31st.


We pray all of our families will experience a holiday that will provide wonderful memories as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Have a blessed Christmas and New Year!



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