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Bishop Montgomery High School

5430 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, California 90503 (310) 540 - 2021 www.bmhs-la.org

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Parent Newsletter

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November 2012

From the Principal: Ms. Rosemary Distaso-Libbon, Principal Dear Parents, As you probably know, our Plant Manager, Jorge Alvarado, passed away on October 6th after a courageous struggle with cancer. We all miss Jorge. He was not only a gifted plant manager who loved Bishop Montgomery with his whole heart, but a charismatic man who brought so many personal gifts to our community. His faith, his hope, his strength in the faith of adversity, his perseverance, and his ever-present joy were gifts that he brought to Bishop Montgomery every day. It is Jorge’s infectious smile that we will always remember. Our all-school Thanksgiving Mass which we will celebrate on Tuesday, November 20th will be in his memory and in his honor. I want to thank you for your participation in our Fall Fundraiser. I also want to thank the students for their efforts, the teachers for their hard work, the parents who came to help with the daily tasks of ticket sorting and money counting, and I especially want to thank Ms. Yvette Vigon-Morffi, our Vice-Principal, who organized and managed this massive job. As I have mentioned many times before, the money generated from this one all-school fundraiser is applied to the school’s operating budget since tuition revenues are dedicated to teacher and staff salaries and benefits. Obviously, the success of this fundraiser is critical for the continued financial health of the school. We are, as you know, an Archdiocesan school, but we are completely self-supporting and so receive no financial support from the Archdiocese. This is why your tuition and fees, this fundraiser, and the donations from those both within and outside of the immediate school community are vitally important. Without the generosity of those who give to Knight Pride and the Queen of Angels Tuition Assistance Fund, our wonderful grant donors, and those many individual contributors, we would not be able to continue to improve every aspect of our school environment. Again, thank you, parents. It begins with you and I want you to know that I appreciate all of your support. There are a few dates on your November calendar that I would like to highlight:  November 2, Friday, Grading Period Ends  November 5, Monday, Faculty Meeting, 8:45 Start  November 9, Friday, Report Cards Mailed  November 12, Monday, Veterans’ Day, School Holiday  November 14, Wednesday, Beth Brewer, Ed. D, speaks on Cyber-Issues, 7:00 p.m.  November 20, Tuesday, Thanksgiving Mass, 8:00 a.m.  November 21, Wednesday, Dismissal for Thanksgiving Break, 11:50  November 25, Sunday, Advent Begins  November 26, Monday, Bishop’s Holiday, No School


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 November 27, Tuesday, School Resumes, 8:00 Start  December 1, Saturday, 8th Grade Open House  December 8, Saturday, Mothers’ Club Christmas Luncheon, 11:00-2:00 On Wednesday, November 14th, Bishop Montgomery will host Beth Brewer, Ed.D of Loyola Marymount’s School of Education, who will speak about “The Truth: Teens and Tweens in a Digital World.” I encourage at least one parent of each student here at Bishop Montgomery to attend this invaluable presentation which will focus on protective steps parents and educators can take to help youth use social media constructively, confront cyber-bullying, and safely navigate the internet. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. in our gymnasium. The Discipline Office has included information regarding internet safety in this newsletter. I encourage you to take time to speak with your student about the dangers of unwise participation and communication on the internet. Not only are there safety issues which we should all consider, but it is becoming more and more common for colleges and employers to search these sites to see what an individual has posted about him or herself not only on networking sites, but also in blogs. Contrary to students’ understanding of the internet, it is not a private means of communication; there is nothing private about it. There have been, in fact, cases of legal action against individuals who have been accused of slanderous comments either about a business or another individual. I think you will find the internet policy provided in the Parent-Student Handbook helpful as well and worth reviewing. The Mothers’ Club Christmas Luncheon is scheduled for Saturday, December 8th and I certainly encourage you to attend this special event. The student-activity center becomes a magical place after all the decorating is done! I am so grateful for all of the mothers’ hard work on this event and the many others that they always carry out with such quiet grace. Please remember that the report card that you receive in November addresses your student’s progress to date. It is the second progress report for this fall semester. It is very important that you and your student discuss the grades on the November report card and together discuss the progress your student is making toward a final grade that will be issued at the end of the semester and recorded on the permanent transcript. Should you have questions or concerns, please contact your student’s teacher first. Your student’s counselor is also available as an academic resource. The ultimate question I always have for a student when discussing academic progress is whether or not he or she is doing the very best possible given his or her talents. I want to know if the student is working to ability. That is, after all, what we hope to see—that each student is doing his or her very best! As we approach Thanksgiving, my prayer is that you enjoy the beauty of the fall season as we prepare for the celebration of the holiday. My hope is that we join together to support those who are suffering from grief and loss, any kind of violence—the violence of war, of poverty, of natural disasters, and any need—spiritual, emotional, or physical. Our common prayer is so powerful. I pray, too, that during this lovely holiday, you each have the opportunity to step away from the busyness of your daily schedule to renew your commitment to your faith, your family, and your friends. I always think of Thanksgiving as a quiet and loving space in the calendar year—a time to be with family, a time to spend some time alone, a time for celebration, and a time for silence. As I give thanks for you, this is my prayer. I want to close with a lovely little prayer from Dorothy Day that I have often used as grace before a meal on a special occasion. I hope that it speaks to you of the meaning of community as it does to me. “We cannot love God unless we love each other, and to love each other, we must know each other in the breaking of the bread and know that we are not alone anymore. Heaven is a banquet and life is a banquet, too, where there is companionship. Remember, that love comes with community.” I pray for each of our students and for you, parents, every day. Happy Thanksgiving! Rosemary Libbon Principal


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Guidance & Curriculum Ms. Yvette Vigón-Morffi - Vice Principal - ext. 231 Mrs. Casey Dunn - Guidance/Studies Coordinator - ext. 226

With the month of November quickly approaching, the college admissions cycle has begun in earnest for the class of 2013. The CSU filing period began on October 1 and the UC filing period will begin on November 1. Both state university systems require that applications be submitted by November 30. For the CSU system, please encourage your child to apply early. The individual applications are relatively easy to complete, and if CSU Mentor is used, most of the information from the first application will transfer to subsequent applications. For the UC and private school applications, great care should be taken with the written response portions. Starting to work on the personal statement, essay questions, and/or short answer statements should begin well before the application due date. Once your child has a rough draft, please encourage him or her to have a teacher or their counselor proofread the work. These writing samples reveal pertinent information regarding an applicant’s academic intent, personal talents and strengths, and ability to succeed as a college freshman. A rushed writing sample, one that includes grammatical and usage errors, is a poor reflection on the applicant and indicative of not approaching the process with a mature, comprehensive attitude. For the universities who ask for letters of recommendation, students are to request both transcripts and letters by November 7. Students must complete their student data sheet on Family Connection before they request letters of recommendation. This is a very important step in the application process and there will be no exceptions made for late requests. The University of California system and the California State University system do not require letters of recommendation as part of the application process. Be sure that your child knows the deadlines for each school that they will be applying to. We ask that if a student misses more than three consecutive days of school you should contact teachers electronically (email access is available through the BMHS website) to request home study assignments. Teachers do not have to respond to a request prior to the fourth day of an absence.

Carpool Please email jhong@bmhs-la.org if you would like to include or take off a carpool request in the newsletter. 1. Carpool for Westchester/Ladera area: Contact: Rey Husband imsop@sbcglobal.net 310-251-2221 cell


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I want to thank everyone who attended either our Freshman Parent Night or the College Information Night. I hope you found the evening presentations valuable and that you will contact us with any follow-up questions you may have.

Sincerely, Casey Dunn Guidance/Studies Coordinator

TUITION OFFICE: Important information regarding FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE for the 2013-2014 school year. Please read the CEF application carefully as it pertains to financial assistance for the 2013-2014 school year. If your income does not meet the CEF guidelines then you may fill out the BMHS Financial Assistance Form ($50 fee). Both forms are located on the BMHS website under Financial Assistance or you may obtain the forms from the tuition office. Please return the completed forms in person to the Tuition office. DEADLINE CEF: Monday, December 3, 2012 DEADLINE BMHS: Friday, May 3, 2013 Any questions should be directed to Jamey McElroy in the Tuition Office at (310) 540-2021 Ext. 225.


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Discipline Ms. Betty Behen, Dean of Women, ext. 234 Mr. Lee Flores - Dean of Men - ext. 232

Attendance: Be sure to call in absences or “late-to-schools” directly to the Attendance Office at (310) 540-2021, ext. 233, or (310) 540-3070 in the mornings. We have 24-hour voice mail for your convenience. Also, a phone call does not necessarily “excuse” an absence or tardy. It merely lets us know that the parent/guardian was aware of the absence or tardy. The nature of the absence or tardy (“excused” or “unexcused”) will be determined by the Deans and Attendance Office. Refer to your ParentStudent Handbook for what constitutes an “excused” absence or tardy. Phone calls must be made the morning of the absence or the absence will be noted as “unexcused”. Please Remember: Classes begin at 8AM every day. Please make sure to bring your student early. Oncoming traffic heading east on Torrance Blvd. will affect the traffic flow when you enter or leave the campus so please try to come early to avoid the traffic. Regardless of the time that you arrive on campus, in the interest of our students’ safety, your child will be expected to be dropped off at the drop-off zone only. Dropping off your child on campus in areas other than the designated drop-off zone located in the east parking lot adjacent to the school or any illegal/unsafe area off-campus will result in your child receiving a disciplinary violation. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Cooler Weather: As the temperatures begin to cool, please remember that the Bishop Montgomery and Booster Club sweatshirts are the ONLY sweatshirts that are acceptable. Also, uniform jackets & sweaters are the ONLY jackets & sweaters that are allowed (absolutely no hoods). All sweatshirts and jackets MUST be the appropriate size for your child. A uniform shirt must STILL to be worn underneath. Trips: Bishop Montgomery does not sponsor, condone, nor accept responsibility for ski trips or cruises. The trips that may be disguised as Bishop Montgomery “Senior Trips” are the Christmas ski trip to Utah and the summer cruise to Mexico. BMHS has nothing to do with organizing, sponsoring, or chaperoning these trips. Any student distributing flyers that advertise these trips will be reprimanded. Please refer to your Parent-Student Handbook for more information. Detentions: Detentions are to be served by the date indicated on the violation or referral slip. It is the responsibility of the student to make alternate arrangements for transportation if a detention is to be served. Disregard for assigned detentions may result in probation. Detentions take precedence over sports practices and school activities (Parent-Student Handbook, pg. 14). Messages: The Attendance Office and the Front Office staff do not deliver messages during the day. It is both time consuming and disruptive to classes. No Smoking Area: The football stadium has been designated as a “No Smoking” area by the Torrance Fire Department. This ban applies to all extra-curricular activities including football games and graduation exercises.


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Athletic Events & School Dances: Please be aware that students will not be allowed to congregate outside the gates during events nor in the parking lot areas. Remember that your student should be dressed modestly and appropriately when attending athletic games and school dances (Parent/Student Handbook pgs. 30-32). Gang-style attire, bare midriff, excessively tight, or excessive short clothing is not acceptable. Also, please pick-up students immediately following school events as the school is not responsible for students who do not have rides home. Students are not permitted to leave home football games before the end of the third quarter. Emergency Information: Does your Emergency Card need to be updated? Has there been an employment change? Address change? Telephone number change? Change in custody? Please notify the Attendance Office at (310) 540-3070. Medical Information: Please be advised that any student with a pre-existing medical condition needs to inform the attendance office in writing of his or her condition. A note from the doctor is required. If your child requires medication or medical attention of any kind it is important for you to communicate with the Dean’s office to establish a medical protocol for your child. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Dances: Students will NOT be admitted to ANY school dance without their current student ID (Parent-Student Handbook, pgs. 9-10). Guest/date applications are available for various school dances and the deans must approve all guests prior to the dance. Guests must also present an ID for admittance to a BMHS dance. Visitor Check-in: If you are planning on visiting the campus, be sure to obtain a name badge from the security guard when you arrive on campus during the school day. It is important for all parents and visitors to check in prior to visiting the campus. Off-Campus Parking: If your student parks on Henrietta, please remind him/her to be courteous and respectful to our neighbors. We request that your student not drive into the residential areas playing loud music or leave trash on the street. Our neighbors will welcome your student’s courtesy. Also, the City of Torrance has also asked that our students not park on the side streets near Henrietta. The residents are unable to park in front of their homes when our students park on the residential streets. Lastly, in the interest of our students’ safety, we also would like for you to remind your students to obey all traffic and pedestrian laws. Many students are crossing the street when the signal light is blinking red or are not using the appropriate crosswalks. We have received phone calls from parents, faculty, and residents concerned over our students’ safety. Picking-up and Dropping-off Off-Campus: All parents should pick-up and drop-off their students on-campus. To avoid the last minute rush, we encourage you to arrive before 7:30AM. The traffic flow on Torrance Blvd. is heavier after this time and may affect how quickly you are able to exit the campus. If you decide to pick-up or drop-off your students anywhere else, please refrain from picking up or dropping off your students at our neighboring businesses or residential driveways as this creates an inconvenience for our neighbors. Please respect the property of our neighbors by refraining from moving trashcans, taking property, littering, or parking or pulling into our neighbors’ driveways. Also, please make sure to drop-off your students in areas that are safe and legal. We have received many reports that there have been BMHS parents or carpools driving recklessly on Palos Verdes Boulevard and students are being droppedoff by their parents/carpool drivers illegally by the red curb zones, in front of fire hydrants or in the middle of the street. In the interest of the safety of all pedestrians and drivers and as a courtesy to our neighbors, students should be dropped-off on campus. Students whose parents fail to comply with the pick-up and drop-off procedures will be dealt with on campus. The Torrance Police Department has also been contacted and they have informed us that they will be citing drivers along Torrance Boulevard, Henrietta and Palos Verdes Boulevard. It is essential to give our neighbors the same respect and courtesy that we expect from each other on campus.


Tips on Internet Safety Dear Parents, Please take the time to review the school’s internet policy in the Parent/Student Handbook (p. 15). As a school, we are concerned over your students’ welfare and safety while using the Internet. The concern stems primarily over the student’s use of social networking websites such as Facebook.com, MySpace.com, Twitter, Xanga.com, and YouTube in the privacy of your home. Through the use of such websites, students are able to create their own profiles, post pictures and communicate with anyone in the world who has access to the Internet. It is important to note that on these sites there are no filters, no protections, and no monitoring. Students can post anything on their site, whether it is appropriate or not. Oftentimes, students post messages that are inappropriate, offensive, or sexual in nature. More alarming is the fact that anyone can pose as a high school student and gain access to your student’s site; it is at this point when your son or daughter may be the most vulnerable. Sexual predators and pedophiles alike may have access to your children, especially if your child is unsupervised. Please be aware that it is not the school’s position to monitor these sites for their content. We encourage you, the parent, to be proactive in regards to your son’s or daughter’s internet use; however, if information is given to the school that your son or daughter is posting inappropriate or offensive messages, the school may take disciplinary action since your son or daughter is a representative of the Bishop Montgomery High School community. Again, we encourage you to monitor your son’s or daughter’s internet use. Here are a few tips you can use to keep your children safe: 1. Become educated on the matter. There are several sites available online that provide general information and guidance about children’s internet use such as: “Kidz Privacy” http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/cononline/edcams/kidprivacy/index.htm

“A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety” http://www.fbi.gov/publications/pguide/pguidee.htm

“Internet Safety Awareness” http://www.internet-safety.org/childrens_awareness.htm

2. Get rid of email accounts for your elementary and middle school children. Limit personal email accounts to high school or later. Allow younger students to use your family email address only to talk with relatives and approved friends. 3. Put passwords on all of your computers and change them frequently. 4. Make sure you have firewalls and software loaded to restrict the sites your child can visit on the computer. Information about internet filtering and monitoring software is available at Software4parents.com 5. Monitor the sites your child has visited. You can click on the “History” icon when you are online to monitor the sites that your child has visited. You can also check the sites that your child has been on by doing the following: · Click on “My Computer” · Click on “Local Disk (C:)” · Click on the “Documents and Settings” folder · Click on the folder for the user or the holder of the account, i.e. johnsmith · Click on the “Cookies” folder At this point you should be able to see all the sites that have been visited using the account. You can also check the emails that your child has sent or received by checking the Recycle Bin on your hard drive or checking the “Deleted Items” or “Sent Items” folders on your email program. 6. Put the computer in a room where it is in plain sight of all adults. 7. Do a Google search. Go to google.com, type in your child’s name and click on “Search.” If your child has a webpage or if your child’s name is on the internet you will find it. If you want to know if your child has a site on Facebook.com you can go to Facebook.com, and do a search by entering your child’s email address or by going to “groups” and conducting a search by name of the school or any other organization that your child may belong. Please refer to the attached letter if you find inappropriate or offensive material on your child’s MySpace or Xanga account. If you would like to cancel your son’s or daughter’s MySpace.com account, please follow the instructions listed on the enclosure. Please take the time to read the enclosed materials. If you have any questions about the Bishop Montgomery HS policy on Internet use or about this letter, please feel free to call Mr. Flores at (310) 540-2021, X232 or Ms. Behen at (310) 540-2021, X234. You may also find additional resources on the Health and Safety section on the BMHS website.


Sample Letter for Parents to Send to MySpace.com or Xanga.com [Date] MySpace.com 6060 Center Drive, Ste. 300 Los Angeles, CA 90045 [Xanga.com parents@xanga.com] Dear Sir or Madam: I am the parent of a MySpace.com [Xanga.com] user, and am writing to MySpace.com [Xanga.com] to notify you of offensive material posted on the MySpace.com [Xanga.com] website (the “Material”). The Material is located here: [describe the location of the offensive material (preferably with the URL – the address that starts with http://www near the top of the webpage)]. The posting of this Material violates Paragraph 5 of the MySpace.com Terms of Use Agreement and should be removed. [The posting of this Material violates Xanga.com’s Terms of Use on Member Conduct and Personal Information.] [Use this paragraph if applicable.] MySpace.com should also be aware that content on the following location [describe the location by URL] has been posted by a user under the age of 14, in violation of Paragraph 1 of the Terms of Use Agreement. [Xanga.com should also be aware that content on the following location [describe the location by URL] has been posted by a user under the age of 13, in violation of your Terms of Use. Please be advised that if this Material is not removed, I shall require my child to terminate his/her account with MySpace.com [Xanga.com]. A number of other parents in my community are also aware of this situation, and I shall encourage them to take steps to cancel their children’s accounts, if the offensive and impermissible material remains. We believe and hope that MySpace.com [Xanga.com], as a company that promotes friendship and positive relationships among its users, will not continue to allow offensive or impermissible material to remain accessible. I urge MySpace.com [Xanga.com] to take appropriate action at its earliest convenience to ensure that it remains a place where users can continue to share interesting, enjoyable, and positive interactions, and where parents feel comfortable allowing their children to spend time. Sincerely,


MySpace.com Account Cancellation Instructions 1. Have the student log into his or her MySpace.com account. 2. On the first screen you will see the student’s profile. There will be a box on the left hand side of your screen with the following options: a. b. c. d. e.

View Profile Edit Profile Upload/Change Picture Account Settings Safe Mode

Select Edit Profile. 3. This will take you to a new page; the new page will have a box on the left hand side entitled: My Account Settings. Above that box there are three options: a. View My Profile b. Edit My Profile c. Cancel My Account. Select Cancel My Account. 4. This will take you to another page that simply wants to confirm your selection. There will be a box that is entitled: Confirm Cancel Account. Inside the box are two options: Keep My Account and Cancel My Account. Select Cancel My Account. This will permanently delete the account from the MySpace.com website. Information on how to delete an account from Xanga.com can be found here: http://www.xanga.com/private/sitestatus. aspx.

June 11, 2006 For Some, Online Persona Undermines a Résumé By ALAN FINDER When a small consulting company in Chicago was looking to hire a summer intern this month, the company’s president went online to check on a promising candidate who had just graduated from the University of Illinois. At Facebook, a popular social networking site, the executive found the candidate’s Web page with this description of his interests: “smokin’ blunts” (cigars hollowed out and stuffed with marijuana), shooting people and obsessive sex, all described in vivid slang. It did not matter that the student was clearly posturing. He was done. “A lot of it makes me think, what kind of judgment does this person have?” said the company’s president, Brad Karsh. “Why are you allowing this to be viewed publicly, effectively, or semipublicly?” Many companies that recruit on college campuses have been using search engines like Google and Yahoo to conduct background checks on seniors looking for their first job. But now, college career counselors and other experts say, some recruiters are looking up applicants on social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Xanga and Friendster, where


college students often post risqué or teasing photographs and provocative comments about drinking, recreational drug use and sexual exploits in what some mistakenly believe is relative privacy. When viewed by corporate recruiters or admissions officials at graduate and professional schools, such pages can make students look immature and unprofessional, at best. “It’s a growing phenomenon,” said Michael Sciola, director of the career resource center at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. “There are lots of employers that Google. Now they’ve taken the next step.” At New York University, recruiters from about 30 companies told career counselors that they were looking at the sites, said Trudy G. Steinfeld, executive director of the center for career development. “The term they’ve used over and over is red flags,” Ms. Steinfeld said. “Is there something about their lifestyle that we might find questionable or that we might find goes against the core values of our corporation?” Facebook and MySpace are only two years old but have attracted millions of avid young participants, who mingle online by sharing biographical and other information, often intended to show how funny, cool or outrageous they are. On MySpace and similar sites, personal pages are generally available to anyone who registers, with few restrictions on who can register. Facebook, though, has separate requirements for different categories of users; college students must have a college e-mail address to register. Personal pages on Facebook are restricted to friends and others on the user’s campus, leading many students to assume that they are relatively private. But companies can gain access to the information in several ways. Employees who are recent graduates often retain their college e-mail addresses, which enables them to see pages. Sometimes, too, companies ask college students working as interns to perform online background checks, said Patricia Rose, the director of career services at the University of Pennsylvania. Concerns have already been raised about these and other Internet sites, including their potential misuse by stalkers and students exposing their own misbehavior, for example by posting photographs of hazing by college sports teams. Add to the list of unintended consequences the new hurdles for the job search. Ana Homayoun runs Green Ivy Educational Consulting, a small firm that tutors and teaches organizational skills to high school students in the San Francisco area. Ms. Homayoun visited Duke University this spring for an alumni weekend and while there planned to interview a promising job applicant. Curious about the candidate, Ms. Homayoun went to her page on Facebook. She found explicit photographs and commentary about the student’s sexual escapades, drinking and pot smoking, including testimonials from friends. Among the pictures were shots of the young woman passed out after drinking. “I was just shocked by the amount of stuff that she was willing to publicly display,” Ms. Homayoun said. “When I saw that, I thought, ‘O.K., so much for that.’ “ Ms. Rose said a recruiter had told her he rejected an applicant after searching the name of the student, a chemical engineering major, on Google. Among the things the recruiter found, she said, was this remark: “I like to blow things up.”


Occasionally students find evidence online that may explain why a job search is foundering. Tien Nguyen, a senior at the University of California, Los Angeles, signed up for interviews on campus with corporate recruiters, beginning last fall, but he was seldom invited. A friend suggested in February that Mr. Nguyen research himself on Google. He found a link to a satirical essay, titled “Lying Your Way to the Top,” that he had published last summer on a Web site for college students. He asked that the essay be removed. Soon, he began to be invited to job interviews, and he has now received several offers. “I never really considered that employers would do something like that,” he said. “I thought they would just look at your résumé and grades.” Jennifer Floren is chief executive of Experience Inc., which provides online information about jobs and employers to students at 3,800 universities. “This is really the first time that we’ve seen that stage of life captured in a kind of time capsule and in a public way,” Ms. Floren said. “It has its place, but it’s moving from a fraternity or sorority living room. It’s now in a public arena.” Some companies, including Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Ernst & Young and Osram Sylvania, said they did not use the Internet to check on college job applicants. “I’d rather not see that part of them,” said Maureen Crawford Hentz, manager of talent acquisition at Osram Sylvania. “I don’t think it’s related to their bona fide occupational qualifications.” More than a half-dozen major corporations, including Morgan Stanley, Dell, Pfizer, L’Oréal and Goldman Sachs, turned down or did not respond to requests for interviews. But other companies, particularly those involved in the digital world like Microsoft and Métier, a small software company in Washington, D.C., said researching students through social networking sites was now fairly typical. “It’s becoming very much a common tool,” said Warren Ashton, group marketing manager at Microsoft. “For the first time ever, you suddenly have very public information about almost any candidate.” At Microsoft, Mr. Ashton said, recruiters are given broad latitude over how to work, and there is no formal policy about using the Internet to research applicants. “There are certain recruiters and certain companies that are probably more in tune with the new technologies than others are,” he said. Microsoft and Osram Sylvania have also begun to use networking sites in a different way, participating openly in online communities to get out their company’s messages and to identify talented job candidates. Students may not know when they have been passed up for an interview or a job offer because of something a recruiter saw on the Internet. But more than a dozen college career counselors said recruiters had been telling them since last fall about incidents in which students’ online writing or photographs had raised serious questions about their judgment, eliminating them as job candidates. Some college career executives are skeptical that many employers routinely check applicants online. “My observation is that it’s more fiction than fact,” said Tom Devlin, director of the career center at the University of California, Berkeley.


At a conference in late May, Mr. Devlin said, he asked 40 employers if they researched students online and every one said no. Many career counselors have been urging students to review their pages on Facebook and other sites with fresh eyes, removing photographs or text that may be inappropriate to show to their grandmother or potential employers. Counselors are also encouraging students to apply settings on Facebook that can significantly limit access to their pages. “I think students have the view that Facebook is their space and that the adult world doesn’t know about it,” said Mark W. Smith, assistant vice chancellor and director of the career center at Washington University in St. Louis. “But the adult world is starting to come in.”


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Activities Mrs. Milana McDermott - Dean of Student Life - ext. 273

Freshman Officers Elected: Our new class officers were elected the last week of September and they jumped right in to planning Homecoming Week with the rest of the ASB members. Congratulations go to Freshman Co-Presidents: Gillian Miles and Emma Olsen, and to our Freshman Senators: Kelly Huben, Herbert Mata and Danny Robinson. They will proudly promote their new class color…ROYAL BLUE! Homecoming: Special thanks to all of the students and faculty who have put so much time and energy into making Homecoming 2012 a great success. So many of our students, faculty, and staff are involved with this week full of fun, enthusiasm, and energy. Thanks for showing your Bishop Spirit! Thanks also to those parents who have contributed in some way to the success of Homecoming. This week is always such a great team effort that includes everyone in the Bishop community! Congratulations to the 2012 Homecoming Court who will do a fantastic job representing their classmates and their school. 2012 HOMECOMING COURT GENTLEMEN Oscar Cubillas Zachary Hart Jonathan Kim Robert Lee Ron Magpantay Jarrett Miranda Kyler Nathan Mac Pham Michael Rodriguez Jonahs Ruiz

LADIES Erin Brooks-Murray Jessica Capicoy Brieanna Cunningham Megan Duffy Gianna Gregoris Janine Isidro Dani Lee Shannon Lipp Skyler Munoz Tiffany Roldan

Spirit Squad and Band See’s Candy Sales: Our Spirit Squad and Band members will be selling See’s Candy just in time for the holidays! This fundraiser helps off-set some of their expenses for the year and is a wonderful opportunity to start your Christmas shopping. Sales are from October 29th to November 16th. Your support is much appreciated.


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Junior Ring Orders: On Wednesday, October 24th, Josten’s will visit juniors during religion classes to distribute information on class rings. Junior ring orders will be due in the Activities Office by Tuesday and Wednesday, October 30th and 31st. Don’t miss out on these important deadlines. The Junior Ring Blessing will take place on January 29th during the Junior Ring Mass. Along with blessing their rings, we will officially welcome our juniors into the ranks of “upperclassmen” at Bishop Montgomery. Junior parents are welcome to join us for this celebration. Senior Panoramic Photo: All members of the senior class need to be in the gym immediately after school on Thursday, November 15th. This is the class photo that will appear in the yearbook, so don’t miss out! Seniors will also have an opportunity to purchase a keepsake copy. Talent Show: Sign-ups for the November 15th Talent Show will be on Thursday, November 1st in TMH. Encourage your student to start practicing their act now, so they can share their talent at BMHS! Barnes & Noble Bookfair: Save the date! Wednesday, December 5th will be our annual Bookfair at the Del Amo Barnes & Noble. Proceeds of this event will help provide books for a Catholic Elementary School in Los Angeles. Bishop students will be there to wrap gifts, sing carols and spread Christmas cheer! Come out and do some Christmas shopping, while supporting a good cause! National Honor Society: Bishop Montgomery is proud to announce its first chapter of the National Honor Society.  “The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students.  More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.”  For information about Bishop’s Chapter  -  organization, qualifications, and requirements  -  can be found on the school website. Thanks to all for your continued support of student life at BMHS. Your involvement is much appreciated.


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Athletics

Ms. Alexa Johnson - Athletic Administrator - ext. 269 Mr. Kareem Mutrie - Director of Athletics - ext. 255 Mr. Ed Hodgkiss - Director of Athletics - ext. 260

Fall sports regular season are coming to a close. Teams are gearing up for the playoffs and making a final push for league championships. It has been a very successful regular season for many our fall BMHS teams. Football is 6-1 and undefeated in the Del Rey League. Playoffs begin the November 7th. Girls Golf has two women competing for the Individual Golf Championship. Celeste Porche and Anna Leoncio. Girls Volleyball is 3 and 1 in conference and still in the hunt for a league title. Girls Tennis is leading the Del Rey League and are looking to win another championship and go deep into the playoffs as a team. Bishop Montgomery senior cross country runner Danielle Shanahan ‘13 is currently ranked first in California in the girls’ Division IV rankings. Last week, Shanahan finished second in the South Bay Cup held at Columbia Park. She ran the 3-mile course in 17:08.24. Good Luck to all teams as they move into the post season. GO Knights!


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Development

Mr. Andy Marafino - Marketing & PR Director - ext. 246 Mrs. Amy Traxler - Director of Development - ext. 249

Mrs. Dione Dierks - Assistant Director - ext. 249

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! We would like to thank all of the parents and families who came out and supported the Homecoming BBQ. A special thank you to our parent volunteers for all their help. Over 500 students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of Bishop Montgomery enjoyed the In-N-Out truck. Thank you for your support of our community. BLACK & GOLD GALA Black & Gold Gala 2013 will be coming your way on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Join us at the beautiful Torrance Marriott for a hosted cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, BMHS Hall of Fame inductions, and live and silent auctions. Just ask anyone who attended last year-- the Marriott is a beautiful venue that provides us with much needed space for our ever-growing event and offers all of the amenities we could expect to make our Gala one to remember. Mark your calendars now—you’ll want to be a part of it! As part of the evening’s festivities, we look forward to inducting the newest members of the BMHS Hall of Fame including Dr. & Mrs. Richard Meehan, past parents of Meg Meehan ’81, Mike Meehan ’82, Mollie Meehan-Baumer ’86, Kerry Meehan-McOsker ’88, Amy Meehan ’89 and James Meehan ‘95. We also look forward to cocktail hour music provided by alumnus Daniel Galley on the piano with acoustic bass and saxophone. And, back by popular demand-- you will have unlimited access to our photo booth throughout the evening! Take a few snapshots with your spouse, your friends and fellow Bishop parents for a memory keepsake. Individual/couples’ tickets will be sold again this year, but don’t miss the chance to put together your own table of friends and fellow party-goers! Tables of 10 are available and reservations can be made now! Get a table together (couples, girls’ night out, sports team) and save the date. We guarantee you’ll have a Knight to remember! And… The PARTY BUS is back! See the flyer at the end of this newsletter to find out how you can win free Black & Gold transportation for you and 24 of your closest friends! A FEW EASY WAYS TO EARN YOUR PSI HOURS! How can you help make the 13th Annual Black & Gold Gala a success and earn PSI hours at the same time?


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1. Bidding Bonanza! In order to make the Black & Gold Gala a resounding success, BMHS relies on silent auction donations from our school families. In return these families receive all or partial PSI credit. It’s really this simple: Solicit new, unused items, gift baskets, or gift certificates from your employer, businesses you frequent, friends or family members and cash them in for PSI hours. Each $17.50 increment of retail value on your item(s) equals 1 hour of PSI. Secure one or more donations totaling $175 and one semester of PSI is gone in just the blink of an eye. Solicit $350 to satisfy both semesters and make your dream come true— no more thoughts of PSI until the 2013-2014 school year! (Due to the nature of this event, the Development Office requests that all physical items donated to the auction have a minimum retail value of $100, with the exception of service or gift cards, sports, theatre or movie tickets or other certificates that may be redeemed for value.) The list below contains items/ideas that have either sold well in previous auctions, or are new and we would love to have. If you know you are able to obtain any of these items, please let us know. We appreciate any help you can give. If you have any questions, please contact ddierks@bmhs-la.org. Sports Items · Golf at a PGA course or country club · Any autographed sports memorabilia · Lunch/Dinner with a sports celebrity · Tickets to any sporting event – home or away

Lakers Clippers

Kings USC/UCLA

Galaxy Chivas

Sparks PGA/LPGA

Vacation/Getaways · Airline tickets for any destination/Frequent flyer miles

Tennis UFC

Dodgers Angels

• Certificate to a hotel / spa

· Vacation home/condo/cabin

• Motor home/RV for a week

· Timeshare

• Hot air balloon ride

· Weekend at a golf/spa resort

• Ride in a private plane

Services – Could you donate your time and/or product? · Contractor

· Interior Decorator

· Painter

· House Painter

· Plumber

· Aesthetician/Masseuse

· Handyman

· Landscaper


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2. We Sure Could Use a Vacation… Each year, our auctions provide a golden opportunity for Bishop supporters to take home some amazing and unique items, and we want our live auction to do the same again this year. Currently, we are looking for big ticket items that will wow our crowd! We need trips, frequent flier miles, and one-of-a-kind experiences to get those paddles waving. If you or someone you know can help us out, don’t wait! Call us today! 3. Bishop Benefactors Needed! There are several opportunities to help guarantee the success of our Black & Gold Gala. If you are in contact with vendors or would like to make a donation to help in any of these or other areas, your assistance would be greatly appreciated. · Are you or someone you know in the beverage distribution business? Consider assisting us in offsetting the cost of our hosted cocktail hour and wine with dinner! · Do you know someone who can help with decorating supplies for our auction tables? Help us keep expenses down! · We also welcome monetary donations of any amount to help offset the costs of advertising, invitations, decorations and mailings! Any time you spend assisting us in securing sponsors and donors for the Black & Gold Gala will help to satisfy your PSI hour requirement. To offer your assistance or find out more details, please e-mail Amy Traxler or Dione Dierks.

GOT GIFT  CARDS?  

WHEW! WE  COULD  SURE     USE  A  VACATION…  

Check

your wallet.

Look

in your glove compartment.

Peek

in your desk drawers… Your answer to PSI fulfillment might just be within arm’s reach! The “Balloon Burst,” a highlight of the annual Black & Gold Gala, is always in need of gift cards to fill our prize balloons. Cards in $20 and $25 increments are best, but any amount will do! For every $15 of retail value donated, you will receive 1 hour of PSI credit. Gift cards may be turned in to the Development Office now until after the holidays.

Got questions? ddierks@bmhs-la.org

or a  timeshare…     or  a  condo…   or  a  houseboat…   or  a  cabin.  

The Development  Office  needs     big  ticket  travel  items  for     the  Black  &  Gold  Gala’s     live  and  silent  auctions.  

CAN YOU  HELP?    

for more information contact ddierks@bmhs-la.org

BLACK &  GOLD  GALA   TORRANCE  MARRIOTT   SATURDAY.  MARCH  9.  2013  


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Performing Arts Eric Hankey - Music Director

Thanks For All Your Support! We’ve now concluded the BMHS Knight Marching Band and Colorguard’s first competition season in 12 years, and we want to thank everyone for all of your wonderful support and kind words. We’re already looking forward to our winter and spring ensembles! Winter Ensembles But it’s only November, you say? Now is the time to plan and join Music Department ensembles for the Winter 2013 season! Everyone’s invited – dedication and love for music are the main requirements. If you’re interested, please talk to Mr. Hankey, or come to one of the information meetings during the week of October 23-26 – and yes, we can be flexible with sports schedules! Here’s what we’re offering: Vocal Jazz – Thursdays 2:30-3:30, also during school-day Music Production classes Singing group with light movement, preparing for a cappella performance at Santa Cruz Jazz Festival in March. Wind Ensemble – Fridays 1:30-2:30, Convent All instruments together, also called “concert band”, preparing for festival performance at another high school here in SoCal in March or April. Jazz Band – Fridays 2:30-3:30, Convent 5 or 6 saxophones, 3 to 5 trombones, 3 to 5 trumpets, piano, guitar, bass and drums; preparing for performances in and out of school, including at Santa Cruz Jazz Festival in March. Multiple piano, guitar, bass & drums will take turns. Woodwinds & brass must also be in Wind Ensemble. Jazz Combo – Fridays 3:30-4:30, Convent Any number of any woodwind and brass instruments, with piano, guitar, bass, and drums; preparing for performances in and out of school, including at Santa Cruz Jazz Festival in March. Multiple piano, guitar, bass & drums will take turns. Woodwinds & brass must also be in Wind Ensemble. And, as always, all of these can be taken for-credit or not-for-credit. Please email Mr. Hankey at ehankey@bmhs-la.org if you have any questions.


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Yearbook

Mr. John Hong - Yearbook Advisor

More Upcoming Events 11/2 The “Band Show” – Rock bands & variety acts, in TMH, 5:30-7:00pm 12/2 San Pedro Christmas Parade 12/9 El Segundo Christmas Parade “Knight Music” Booster Club The Band Booster Club has now been renamed the “Knight Music” Booster Club, in order to better reflect the wide variety of student ensembles it represents, which include Band, Jazz Band, Drumline, Vocal Jazz, and Music Production. Their meetings are usually on the last Monday of the month at 6:00 pm in the Conservatory (convent) – additional meetings are scheduled as needed. The next meeting is Monday, November 19, 2012 – please join them to help keep the many projects they organize rolling. Things We Need As always, we are grateful for any musical equipment and cash donations – they are also always graciously accepted, and are eligible for tax deductions. At this point, we are also outfitting more of the Conservatory’s (convent’s) rooms with recording equipment, and donations of amplifiers, headphones, and cables would be very useful. Thanks! “Like” Our Facebook Page! Remember – now you can go to the official BMHS Music Department Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ Bishop-Montgomery-High-School-Music-Department/250295355054244 All of our pictures and videos from all of our groups, as well as up-to-the-minute information about events and activities – “Like” us! Joey’s Smokin BBQ Fundraiser for BMHS Knight Band & Guard - 25308 Crenshaw, next to California Pizza Kitchen Get some of the best barbeque around, and support our band & colorguard while you’re at it - what could be better? All during the month of November, just say you’re with BMHS when you order, and 10% of your check automatically goes to the band & colorguard - and it’s 20% on Mondays & Tuesdays! Joey’s Smokin BBQ - 25308 Crenshaw, next to California Pizza Kitchen We’re always practicing, planning, and organizing, including school concerts, local performances, competitions, parades, tours, and lots of other important things – come on up any day before or after school, 6:30-7:50am or 2:15-3:00pm (although we’re often there earlier and later.) To get in touch with Mr. Hankey, please call the school, or email at ehankey@bmhs-la.org.

The yearbook staff is now offering the opportunity to “personalize” the yearbook in a very special way with a “Senior Ad”. Space is available to congratulate a graduate. We will be sending out a Senior ad packet to all the graduating seniors in the following weeks. Please follow the directions in the packet. If you have any questions or concerns please email the Yearbook Advisor, Mr. Hong, at jhong@bmhs-la.org. Black & White Ads: Color Ads: Late Pricing - Due: Friday, November 16 Late Pricing - Due: Friday, November 16 1/4 Page: $200 1/4 Page: $275 1/2 Page: $250 1/2 Page: $400 Full Page: $500 Full Page: $800


FOOTBALL

JUNIOR HIGH NIGHT vs. Verbum Dei Friday, November 2, 2012 6:00pm at the BMHS Football Field Watch warm-ups and meet the players and coaches Free for all junior high school students and families!

BISHOP MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL 5430 Torrance Boulevard Torrance, California 90503 www.bmhs-la.org


Entregue la solicitud de beca con su prueba de ingresos a la escuela: Nombre de la escuela: _________________________________________

Como Se Solicita Una Beca Escolar De CEF 1. Llene la solicitud completamente. 2. Lea y firme la política y la declaración. 3. Entegue su solicitud y documentación de preuba de ingresos a su escuela Católica. a. Únicas formas de ingresos aceptables a CEF: (1) La primera pagina de su Impuetos Federal de 2011 (Federal Tax Return 2011) Formulario 1040,1040A, o 1040EZ. (2) Personas que trabajan por su cuenta y dueños de negocios necesitan mandara 2011 Formulario 1040,1040A or 1040EZ y incluir Schedule C o Schedule C-EZ (Profit/Loss Statement) (3) Si recibe mantenimiento de matrimonio o de dependientes, necesita prueba de la cantidad mensual por cada uno de sus dependientes. (4) Parejas que reportan ingresos individualmente tienen que incluir la primera página de ambos Impuestos Federal de 2011 (Federal Tax Return 2011) Formularios 1040,1040A, o 1040EZ. (5) Si usted está desempleado o incapacitado, usted debe proporcionar una carta formal que declara su distribución para el año 2011. (6) Si usted trabaja y recibe salario o ingreso en efectivo, usted debe proveer la prueba con una carta formal de su patrón y/o una Declaración jurada firmada y sellada por un Notario Público que verifica sus ingresos.

4. Su tiempo limite para entregar su aplicación a su escuela es: _______________________.

Su aplicación debe ser entregada a su escuela entre la fecha de este tiempo limite. La escuela no esta obligada a aceptar solicitudes si llega su solicitud después del tiempo limite o si los ingresos son superior a los limites en el formulario “CEF Income Guidelines” o no incluye información de ingresos adecuados.

5. CEF le notifica por escrito en el estado de su aplicación. 

CEF recomienda que los padres/tutor legal(es) mantengan una copia de toda la información remitida para sus propios archivos. CEF no proporciona copias del material recibido.

Todas las solicitudes recibidas por CEF son mantenidas con estricta seguridad. CEF destruye toda la información de ingresos una vez que el proceso de revisión de las solicitudes ha sido terminado.


FUNDACION EDUCATIVA CATÓLICA

Año Escolar 2013-2014 ELEGIBILIDAD FINANCIERA: Los niños que vengan de familias de bajos recursos o ingresos bajos son elegibles para una beca de la Fundación Educativa Católica. Numero de Personas 1* 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Ingresos Anuales $16,699 $22,619 $28,540 $34,460 $40,380 $46,300 $52,220 $58,141

Por cada miembro adicional agrege:

+1

$5,920

El numero de personas en cada familia significa un grupo de personas viviendo juntos y compartiendo los gastos. Los gastos incluyen renta (alquilar), ropa, comida, gastos medicos, electricidad, y demas. 1. *Un solo miembro quiere decir si el/ella es el unico sosten. 2. Los ninos institucionalizados (Foster child(ren) siempre son considerados un solo miembro. 3. Ninos adoptivos son unico sosten, solamente si la agencia o el condado (welfare) mantiene la responsabilidad legal del niño.


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Solicitud de Beca Escolar

School Office Use Only School Code: __________ School Name: _______________________________

Tuition Award Program 2013/2014

This is a New Applicant ( ) Renewal Applicant ( ) Student ID #: ____________ ______________________

La información que usted proporciona en esta aplicación permanecerá confidencial. Se requiere que todos los candidatos presen ten la prueba de ingresos.

INFORMACIÓN DEL ESTUDIANTE (STUDENT INFORMATION) Primer Nombre :

Inicial:

Apellido:

Dirección: Ciudad:

Sexo:

Estado: M F

Origen Étnico (Opcional): Religión (Opcional):

Grado en el otoño 2013:

CA

Código Postal:

Fecha de Nacimiento: ______/_______/_______

Nombre de su escuela:

Asiático

Afro Americano

Isleño Pacífico

Anglo Sajón-Blanco

Multi-Étnico

Católica

Católica

Tipo de Escuela

Rehuso Declarar

Filipino

Hispano/Latino

Nativo Americano

Otro: ________________________________

Otro Cristiana: ____________________________

Otra religión : _______________________________

Pública

Charter Escuela del hogar Otro______________________

Judía

Ninguna Afiliación Religiosa

Rehuso Declarar

INFORMACIÓN DE PERSONAS EN EL HOGAR (HOUSEHOLD INFORMATION) Padre/Tutor Legal A (Parent/Guardian A) Madre Tutor Legal

Primer Nombre:

Relación con el Estudiante: :

Apellido:

Correo Electrónico (E-mail):

Contacto/teléfono principal:

de Hogar

Trabajo por cuenta propia o dueño de negocio Jubilado

Incapacitado

Estudiante

de Trabajo

Codigo telefónica:

Ocupación:

Estado de Empleo: Empleado Desempleado

Ama de Casa

Cellular

Padre Abuelo/a Padre/Madre de Crianza

Padrastro/Madrastra Otro:__________________________

Número de teléfono principal: Empleador:

Si su trabajo es por cuenta propia o es dueño de negocio indique el tipo de Nombre de su negocio: negocio: ¿Es Usted dueño de ¿Usted usa su vehículo un vehículo o alquila Marca: Modelo: Año: para su negocio? algún vehículo? Sí No

Sí No

Padre/Tutor Legal B (Parent/Guardian B) Madre Tutor Legal

Primer Nombre:

Relación con el Estudiante: :

Apellido:

Correo Electrónico (E-mail):

Contacto/teléfono principal:

de Hogar

Estado de Empleo: Empleado Desempleado Trabajo por cuenta propia o dueño de negocio Ama de Casa

Jubilado

Incapacitado

Estudiante

Cellular

de Trabajo

Padre Abuelo/a Padre/Madre de Crianza

Codigo telefónica:

Ocupación:

Número de teléfono principal: Empleador:

Si su trabajo es por cuenta propia o es dueño de negocio indique el tipo de negocio: ¿Es Usted dueño de un vehículo o alquila algún vehículo? Sí No

Padrastro/Madrastra Otro:__________________________

Marca:

Modelo:

Año:

Nombre de su negocio:

¿Usted usa su vehículo para su negocio?

Sí No


FUENTES DE INGRESOS ANUALES: INFORMACIÓN DE PADRE o TUTOR LEGAL

PADRE/TUTOR LEGAL A PRIMER NOMBRE: ____________________

PADRE/TUTOR LEGAL B PRIMER NOMBRE: _________________

APELLIDO: ___________________________ APELLIDO: ________________________ Verifique por favor la caja que describe su 2011 Estatus de impuesto y prueba de ingresos: ( ) Sí, declare mis impuestos del 2011 y adjunto la declaración de impuestos federal. Yo declare: Soltero Casado Casado, pero retiene con la tasa mayor de soltero Cabeza de Familia

Verifique por favor la caja que describe su 2011 Estatus de impuesto y prueba de ingresos: ( ) Sí, declare mis impuestos del 2011 y adjunto la declaración de impuestos federal. Yo declare: Soltero Casado Casado, pero retiene con la tasa mayor de soltero Cabeza de Familia

( ) No presenté declaración de impuestos federal en 2011 y presento las fuentes de Ingresos y la documentación.

( ) No presenté declaración de impuestos federal en 2011 y presento las fuentes de Ingresos y la documentación.

$

$

$

$

Asistencia conyugal por divorcio o separación o Manutención de menores por divorcio o separación

$

$

Beneficios de Seguro Social (SSI), pensiones para sobrevivientes y/o Seguridad de ingreso

$

$

Vivienda de Sección 8

$

$

Beneficios social (Welfare/TANF/AFDC)

$

$

Estampillas de alimento (Food Stamps) y/o WIC

$

$

Beneficios del Seguro por Desempleo

$

$

Ayuda para personas discapacitadas

$

$

Inversiones (Cajas de ahorro, acciones, CDs, 401Ks, IRAs, Fondo de Fideicomiso, propiedades de alquiler y ingresos de propiedad)

$

$

$

$

FUENTES DE INGRESOS ANUALES POR EL AÑO DE IMPUESTOS 2011

Ingresos/Salario anuales de su empleo o propio negocio* (si tiene propio negocio, se require mandar

su formulario C o EZ-C y 2011 declaración de impuestos)

Ingresos/Salario anuales en inefectivo* (requiere

una declaración/carta firmada y sellada por el notario público)

INGRESOS TOTAL POR 2011:

Anote el número de dependientes (que no sean su cónyuge o usted mismo) que reclamó en su declaración de impuestos federal 2011: _______________

GASTOS FAMILIARES: ¿Dónde vive su familia? ( ) Casa propia ( ) Casa/apartamento alquilado ( ) Vivimos en la casa de nuestros padres/ familia/amigo ( ) Vivienda federal (federal housing project) ( ) Vivienda de Sección 8 ( ) Refúgio o vivienda temporal Pago (Hipoteca/Renta/Contribución*) Mensual $______________ (“Contribución” es si usted comparte su vivienda de casa o un apartamento con familiares/otros adultos, es el porción de la hipoteca/alquiler que paga usted.)


Página 3 of 3 Las Políticas de La Fundación, Pautas y Restricciones de “Catholic Education Foundation (CEF)” El Programa de Becas Escolares está diseñado para ayudar a los estudiantes de la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles con el pago de colegiatura y matriculación en las escuelas Católicas. Las becas cubren una porción de los gastos de la matrícula en una escuela Católica pagando las colegiaturas directamente a la escuela después de verificar la matrícula del estudiante en el otoño y la primavera. Toda la información enviada a CEF es confidencial y proporcionada con el propósito de determinar la elegibilidad para una beca escolar de CEF y para investigar los datos. Cuando usted firma esta solicitud, usted le da permiso a CEF de ponerse en contacto con usted, el candidato y la escuela para verificar la información, utilizar la información para investigaciones, estudios educacionales y análisis de datos. Usted concuerda en renunciar y liberar a CEF de todo reclamo con respecto a esta investigación. Además, le da autorización a CEF para pedir y catalogar otras informaciones incluyendo resultados de pruebas de lectura y matemáticas, resultados de pruebas de Iowa, resultados de pruebas PSAT, SAT y AP y cualquier otra información incluyendo datos cuantitativos y datos cualitativos del solicitante. CEF mantendrá toda esta información confidencial. La siguiente política se aplicará a todos los candidatos sin excepción: 1. El candidato no puede recibir más de una beca de esta Fundación por año. 2. CEF no aceptará y no examinará ninguna aplicación que sea enviada directamente a CEF de ningún candidato. 3. Becas de CEF no pueden ser transferidas a otra persona/estudiante o ninguna escuela Católica que no participa en nuestro programa de becas o ninguna escuela Católica fuera de la Archidiócesis de Los Ángeles. 4. Los estudiantes que se les concedió una beca y que no están matriculados o presentes en una escuela Católica durante el proceso de verificación de matriculación, perderán sus becas para el año. 5. La aplicación debe ser llenada completamente y entregada a una escuela Católica de la Archidiócesis de Los Ángeles con la prueba de ingresos. Presente la aplicación a la escuela Católica en la cual el candidato está aplicando o está registrado para asistir en el otoño. (Excepción: Cycle 1: Premio de Escuela Secundaria, para los estudiantes que estén listos para graduarse del 8 grado, se aplican por su escuela primaria Católica.) 6. Todas las aplicaciones deben ser presentadas por las escuelas, en o antes de las fechas límites de programa de CEF. 7. CEF no está bajo ninguna obligación de examinar o aceptar cualquier aplicación incompleta, ilegible, no firmada, ausente de firma de pastor o del principal y/o no ha proporcionado la prueba adecuada de ingresos, tiene discrepancias o se ausente de la información que hace imposible tomar una decisión de financiación o la aplicación es recibida después de la fecha límite. 8. El presupuesto anual de CEF es aprobado por su Junta de Fideicomisarios. El presupuesto anual de la CEF limita el número de premios de matrícula concedidos anualmente y se puede negar su aplicación debido a los límites del presupuesto. Política para Prueba de Ingreso: 1. Declaración de Impuestos (Taxes) completos de este año. 2. Declaración de Impuestos (Taxes) completos de este año pasado y la forma W-2 del año reciente. 3. Si un miembro de la familia no ha trabajado durante los últimos 12 meses, ellos deben de proveer a la escuela un aviso formal o acción legal del estado de despido, indemnizaciones por discapacidad, ventajas de seguridad social, prueba de asistencia pública/beneficios social (Welfare/AFDC) y/o orden judicial de separación/divorcio legal para conyugal o apoyo de menores. 4. Si se usa otra forma de prueba de ingreso, por favor explique en detalle (por ejemplo: talón de cheque o carta notarizada de su empleador) Las escuelas no están bajo ninguna obligación de presentar esta aplicación si los criterios siguientes no han sido encontrados: 1. Si usted rehusó mostrar la prueba del ingreso o no ha proporcionado la prueba adecuada en una manera oportuna 2. Si el ingreso de familia excede la regulación de ingreso de CEF. 3. Si el estudiante no encuentra las exigencias académicas para permanecer matriculado en la escuela Católica 4. Si el estudiante y la familia no participan en servicios voluntarios a la escuela o parroquia 5. Si el estudiante está recibiendo otra beca de esta Fundación. 6. La aplicación fue presentada después de la fechas límites de la CEF o las fechas límites internas de la escuela Católica. 7. La aplicación no tiene la firma del padre/madre o tutor legal. Su firma abajo indica que usted ha leído y usted entiende las Políticas de Programa de la CEF, Pautas y Restricciones en esta solicitud y que la información proporcionada en esta solicitud de beca es verdad, correcta y completa, que usted ha proporcionado la prueba de ingresos, que usted es consciente que toda la información será verificada y cualquier información ausente o falsa en este documento, firmas ausentes o respuesta negativa de proporcionar cualquier prueba de ingreso o cualquier información pertinente será la causa para que se le niegue automáticamente cualquier ayuda para el pago de la colegiatura.

Firma de Padre/Tutor Legal A): _____________________________________________ Fecha: ____________

Firma de Padre/ Tutor Legal B (Si es aplicable): __________________________________Fecha: ___________


2013-2014 Tuition Assistance Programs Pastor/Principal Recommendation Form Priority #: Applicant’s Full Name: ____________________________________________ Grade in Fall 2013:_____________ This applicant is applying for one the following tuition award programs from the Catholic Education Foundation: ( ) Cycle 1: 8th Grade Award (

) Cycle 2: HS TAP (

) Cycle 3: Elementary TAP (

) SOS (

) Designated Program: ___________

Pastor/Principal Recommendation- Section A: Does this applicant have any of the “at risk” factors listed below or special

circumstances? ( ) Yes ( ) No If yes, please explain in more detail in comment box below . (at risk factors: Parent(s) deceased, incarcerated, drug abuse, homelessness, spousal abuse, child abuse/neglect/abandonment, and/or peer bullying, severe learning disabilities and/or mental health disorders.) Pastor/Principal Recommendation - Section B: Please check one:

1. Which of the following most closely describes the applicant’s academic performance? ( ) Excellent ( ) Very Good ( ) Average ( ) Below Average ( ) Poor/Failing 2. How do you rate this student’s character? ( ) Excellent ( ) Very Good ( ) Average ( ) Below Average ( ) Poor/Failing 3. What is the level of involvement of the student and parent(s)/Guardian(s) in the school and parish? Student: ( ) Excellent ( ) Very Good ( ) Average ( ) Below Average ( ) Poor/Failing Parent/Guardian: ( ) Excellent ( ) Very Good ( ) Average ( ) Below Average ( ) Poor/Failing 4. How many years has this student attended your school? __________ 5. How has this student/family financially been able to remain in your school? __________________________________ 6. Check off all documents you are submitting to verify this applicant’s family income. ( )Federal Tax Return Page 1 ( ) SSI ( ) Disability ( ) Unemployment ( )Child support ( )Alimony ( ) Notarized letter from employer ( ) Welfare/AFDC ( ) TANF ( )Food stamps ( ) Section 8 Housing Subsidy ( ) Other(s): ______________________________________________

Questionnaire - Section C: Please use the space below to write a brief comment to help us understand this student’s financial need and/or special circumstances, including any “at risk” factors the applicant may have.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I have reviewed this application, verified the family income using the legal financial documents checked off above and I fully recommend this applicant be considered for a tuition award from the Catholic Education Foundation. I have read and understand the CEF Policy and Income Guidelines. I understand that all information on this application will be verified and that any incomplete, missing or false information, missing signatures, any pertinent information necessary to process this application and/or inadequate legal proof of income will be cause for automatic denial of a CEF tuition award. Principal/Pastor Signature: ____________________________________________Date: _____________


Please return this application and your proof of income to: Name of School: _____________________________________________

How To Apply For A CEF Tuition Award 1. Complete the attached application 2. Read and sign the policy and declaration. 3. Submit your application along with your proof of income to your Catholic school. a. The following proof of income is accepted by CEF: i. 1st page of the 2011 Federal Tax Return (1040,1040A, or 1040EZ) ii. If you’re self-employed/business owner: Submit Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Profit/Loss Statement) iii. If you received child support and/or alimony, you must provide legal proof of distribution iv. If you are married couple filing separately, you must each attach a copy of the first page of your 2011 Federal Tax Return (see “i” above). v. If you are unemployed or on disability, you must provide a formal letter stating your benefit distribution for 2011. vi. If you work for cash, you must provide proof with a formal letter from your employer and/or a sworn Statement signed and sealed by a Public Notary verifying your income. 4. Your deadline to submit your application to your school is: _______________________. Your application must be submitted to your school within the above deadline. The school is under no obligation to accept your application if submitted after this deadline, and/or if your income exceeds the CEF Income Guidelines and/or you have not submitted adequate proof of income.

5. CEF will notify you in writing on the status of your application.

CEF recommends that the parent/guardian make a copy of the application and all documentation submitted for their own records, as CEF cannot and will not copy or return any documents or applications to the school or parent/guardian once they have been submitted to CEF.

All applications submitted to CEF are treated as confidential. CEF will destroy all proof of income in a confidential manner once income has been verified and a decision has been rendered on the application.


School Year 2013-2014 Family Income Guidelines for all Tuition Award Programs FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY The annual gross income amounts indicated below are approximately 15% above the “Free� Federal School Lunch Program income guidelines. A child from households with total incomes at or below the following levels is financially eligible for a CEF Tuition Award:

Household Size 1* 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For Each Additional Family member: +1

Annually $16,699 $22,619 $28,540 $34,460 $40,380 $46,300 $52,220 $58,141

$5,920

Definition of a Household:

Household means a group of related or non-related individuals who are living as one economic unit and are sharing living expenses. Living expenses include rent, clothes, food, doctor bills, utilities (electrical, gas, water) and the like.

*Definition of a One-member households 1. 2.

3.

A household of one means a pupil who is his/her sole support Institutionalized children are always one-member households Foster children are one-member households only if the welfare/placement agency maintains legal responsibility for the child


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School Office Use Only

Application for Tuition Award 2013/2014

School Code: __________ School Name: _______________________________ This is a New Applicant ( ) Renewal Applicant ( ) Student ID #: ____________ ______________________

The information you are providing on this application will remain confidential. All applicants are required to submit proof of income.

STUDENT INFORMATION Middle Initial:

First Name:

Last Name:

Street Address: City:

Sex:

CA

State: Grade entering in Fall 2013:

Male Female

ZIP:

Birth date:

Catholic

School Currently Attending:

Ethnic Background (Optional):

Asian

Afro American

Religious Background (Optional):

Catholic

Pacific Islander

_______/_______/_________

Type of School:

Charter

Public Home School

Other___________________ Caucasian/White

Multiple Ethnicities

Filipino

Declined to State

Hispanic/Latino

Other: ________________________________

Other Christian: ____________________________

Other: _______________________________

Native American

Declined to State

Jewish No Religious Affiliation

HOUSEHOLD INFORMATION Parent/Guardian A First Name:

Relationship with Student:

Last Name:

Email Address:

Email Address:

Home Phone

Cell/Mobile

Employment Status: Employed Self-employed Homemaker

Unemployed

Work Phone

Father

Foster Parent

Other ___________________________________

Area Code:

Grandparent

Step-Parent

Guardian

Phone Number:

Occupation:

Employer: Name of Business:

If self-employed, type of business: Do you own or lease a vehicle? Yes No

Retired Disabled Full-time student

Mother

Make:

Model:

Year:

Do you use your car for your business?

Yes No

Parent/Guardian B First Name:

Relationship with Student:

Last Name:

Email Address:

Main Contact:

Home Phone

Cell/Mobile

Employment Status: Employed Self-employed Homemaker

Unemployed

Retired Disabled Full-time student

Work Phone

Mother

Father

Foster Parent

Other ___________________________________

Grandparent

Area Code:

Occupation:

Guardian

Phone Number: Employer:

If self-employed, type of business: Do you own or lease a vehicle? Yes No

Step-Parent

Make:

Name of Business: Model:

Year:

Do you use your car for your business?

Yes No


LIST OF INCOME SOURCES PARENT/GUARDIAN A:

PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION

LIST OF ANNUAL SOURCES OF INCOME FOR TAX YEAR 2011

PARENT/GUARDIAN B:

FIRST NAME: __________________________

FIRST NAME: _____________________________

LAST NAME: __________________________

LAST NAME: _____________________________

Please check the box that describes your 2011 Tax Filing Status and proof of income:

Please check the box that describes your 2011 Tax Filing Status and proof of income:

( ) Yes, I filed my 2011 Taxes and am attaching my Single Federal Tax Returns. I filed as Married Joint Married Filed Separately Head of Household

( ) Yes, I filed my 2011 Taxes and am attaching my Single Federal Tax Returns. I filed as Married Joint Married Filed Separately Head of Household

( ) No, I did not file and am submitting this list of Income sources and all official documentation is attached to this application.

( ) No, I did not file and am submitting this list of Income sources and all official documentation is attached to this application.

Employment Income

$

$

Business/Self Employment Income

$

$

Cash Income

$

$

Child Support

$

$

SSI (Social Security)/SSI Death Benefits/Supplemental SSI

$

$

Public Housing Assistance/Section 8

$

$

Welfare/AFDC/TANF

$

$

Food Stamps

$

$

Unemployment

$

$

Disability

$

$

Pensions

$

$

$

$

$

$

Other Income: (Explain)

TOTAL 2011 INCOME: List of Dependents NAME

AGE

RELATIONSHIP TO APPLICANT

NAME

AGE

RELATIONSHIP TO APPLICANT

FAMILY EXPENSES

Where does your family live? ( ) We own our home ( ) Rent a Home/Apartment ( ) We Live in the home of Parent/Relative/Friend ( ) Federal Housing/Projects ( ) Section 8 Housing ( ) Shelter/Temporary Housing ( ) We are homeless (streets/car) ( ) Other__________ Monthly Mortgage or Rent: $_____________ If you are living w/ friends/family, how much do you contribute monthly ? $________________ Is your home currently in foreclosure or short sale? ( ) Yes ( ) No Guardian A: Car Make:__________ Model:____________Year:_______Monthly Car Payment $__________# of months left on car loan:______ Guardian B: Car Make:__________ Model:____________Year:_______Monthly Car Payment $__________# of months left on carl oan:______ Additional car/truck for Business Use only: Car Make:__________ Model:____________Year:_______Monthly Car Payment $__________# of months left on car loan:______


The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) Policy and Procedures:

All CEF Tuition Award Programs are designed to assist students in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles with tuition for enrollment in a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The award partially offsets the cost of tuition in a Catholic school with grants paid directly to the Catholic school after verifying student enrollment in the Fall and in the Spring. All information submitted in this application is confidential and is used for the purpose of determining eligibility for a CEF Tuition Award and data research. By signing the application, you grant CEF permission to use the information on this application and/or contact you, the applicant, and the school to verify the information and/or to develop data for educational & research studies and analysis. You agree to waive and release CEF from all claims in connection with this research. In addition, you grant CEF permission to request and collect additional data, including transcripts, reading and math test scores, Iowa test scores, PSAT, SAT and AP, ACT test scores, GPA, report cards, college acceptance, and any quantitative and qualitative data on this applicant. CEF will hold this information in confidence and never release the name of the applicant or the family name without your expressed permission. The Following CEF Policy Applies to All Applicants Without Exception 1. Applicant may not receive more than one tuition award from CEF in a given year. 2. CEF does not accept and will not review any applications that are mailed directly to CEF from applicant. 3. CEF Tuition Awards may not be transferred to another student or to any non-participating Catholic school or to another diocese. 4. Students awarded a tuition award who are not enrolled and present in a Catholic school during the Fall and/or Spring Verification Process will lose his/her tuition award for that school year. 5. This application must be returned to the participating Catholic school of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles complete with proof of income. 6. Schools must submit all applications to CEF on or before the CEF program deadline. 7. CEF is under no obligation to review or accept any application that is received after the deadline or is incomplete, illegible, unsigned, lacks pastor/principal’s recommendation form, lacks the principal/pastor’s signature, and/or does not have adequate proof of income, discrepancies, and/or lacks information that makes it impossible to render a funding decision. 8. CEF may deny your application due to budget restraints. 9. Participating Catholic Schools are under no obligation to submit this application if any of the following Criteria have not been met: a. Family has refused or not provided adequate, complete, and/or legal proof of income (Based on CEF Policy for Proof of Income) or information; b. Family income exceeds the CEF income guidelines; c. Student does not meet academic requirements to remain enrolled in the school; d. Lack of student and/or family involvement/volunteer service in school or parish; e. Application submitted past any CEF deadline or school’s internal program deadlines. 1. 2.

CEF Policy for Proof of Income The first page of the 2011 Federal Income Tax Returns (1040, 1040A or 1040EZ); Self-Employed and Business Owners must also provide Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Business Profit/Loss). If the parent(s)/guardian(s) did not file 2011 Federal Tax Returns, they must submit documentation to support their stated Income for tax year 2011. All Cash Income requires a signed and sealed statement of proof of income from a licensed Notary Public. All official documentation to prove income on “INCOME SOURCES” page of the application.

3. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PARENT/GUARDIAN:

Your signature below indicates that you read and understand the CEF Policy & Procedure that the information provided on this application is true, accurate and complete, that you provided legal proof of income, that you understand that all information on this application will be verified and that any incomplete, missing, false or fraudulent information or documentation on this application, and/or missing signatures or refusal to provide adequate/legal proof of income or any pertinent information required to process or determine a decision on this application will be cause for automatic denial of a tuition award. In addition, I understand the importance of “giving back” and promise to become and remain an active CEF Alumni Endowment Donor and/or become a donor to my child’s school. Parent/Guardian A or B Name: ________________________________ Signature: ______________________________________ Date: ___________________

STUDENT: I am being taught and understand the importance of “giving back” and promise to one day give back to my community by becoming a CEF Alumni Endowment Donor and/ or donate to my school in order to help other students. Student Name: ________________________________________ Grade: _____________School: ____________________________________________________ Student’s Signature: ________________________________________________________Date: _________________


2013-2014 Tuition Assistance Programs Pastor/Principal Recommendation Form Priority #: Applicant’s Full Name: ____________________________________________ Grade in Fall 2013:_____________ This applicant is applying for one the following tuition award programs from the Catholic Education Foundation: ( ) Cycle 1: 8th Grade Award (

) Cycle 2: HS TAP (

) Cycle 3: Elementary TAP (

) SOS (

) Designated Program: ___________

Pastor/Principal Recommendation- Section A: Does this applicant have any of the “at risk” factors listed below or special

circumstances? ( ) Yes ( ) No If yes, please explain in more detail in comment box below . (at risk factors: Parent(s) deceased, incarcerated, drug abuse, homelessness, spousal abuse, child abuse/neglect/abandonment, and/or peer bullying, severe learning disabilities and/or mental health disorders.) Pastor/Principal Recommendation - Section B: Please check one:

1. Which of the following most closely describes the applicant’s academic performance? ( ) Excellent ( ) Very Good ( ) Average ( ) Below Average ( ) Poor/Failing 2. How do you rate this student’s character? ( ) Excellent ( ) Very Good ( ) Average ( ) Below Average ( ) Poor/Failing 3. What is the level of involvement of the student and parent(s)/Guardian(s) in the school and parish? Student: ( ) Excellent ( ) Very Good ( ) Average ( ) Below Average ( ) Poor/Failing Parent/Guardian: ( ) Excellent ( ) Very Good ( ) Average ( ) Below Average ( ) Poor/Failing 4. How many years has this student attended your school? __________ 5. How has this student/family financially been able to remain in your school? __________________________________ 6. Check off all documents you are submitting to verify this applicant’s family income. ( )Federal Tax Return Page 1 ( ) SSI ( ) Disability ( ) Unemployment ( )Child support ( )Alimony ( ) Notarized letter from employer ( ) Welfare/AFDC ( ) TANF ( )Food stamps ( ) Section 8 Housing Subsidy ( ) Other(s): ______________________________________________

Questionnaire - Section C: Please use the space below to write a brief comment to help us understand this student’s financial need and/or special circumstances, including any “at risk” factors the applicant may have.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I have reviewed this application, verified the family income using the legal financial documents checked off above and I fully recommend this applicant be considered for a tuition award from the Catholic Education Foundation. I have read and understand the CEF Policy and Income Guidelines. I understand that all information on this application will be verified and that any incomplete, missing or false information, missing signatures, any pertinent information necessary to process this application and/or inadequate legal proof of income will be cause for automatic denial of a CEF tuition award. Principal/Pastor Signature: ____________________________________________Date: _____________


FTBD* WIN PARTY BUS TRANSPORTATION FOR BMHS’ BLACK & GOLD GALA AT THE TORRANCE MARRIOTT ON MARCH 9, 2013! Buy your Black & Gold Gala tickets by Saturday, Dec. 8 and be entered to win! Receive one opportunity drawing ticket for each Gala ticket purchased. Buy a table for 10 and receive 5 additional drawing tickets! Drawing will be held at the Mothers’ Club Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 8. Winner need not be present to win. Party bus includes transportation for up to 25 adults for 6 hours (5:00pm-11:00pm) on Saturday, March 9, 2013 - Pick up location to be determined by winner - Complimentary beverages and state of the art sound system included.

* FUN TO BE DETERMINED!


Bishop Montgomery Garden Group Earn your hours and enjoy outdoor activity with the gardening group on a Saturday morning. Great for freshmen parents to meet new parents or if you just love gardening. The gardening group is dedicated to maintaining the beautification of the school landscape. Bring your hat, gardening gloves, gardening tools (hoe, rake, your favorite pruners) and come join us on a Saturday morning. PSI dates: Sat. Oct. 6th Sat. Nov. 3rd Sat. Jan. 12th Sat. Feb. 2nd Sat. Mar. 2nd Sat. Apr. 13th Sat. May 4th Start Time 8:30am Lee Claudino/Trish Hoying


Bishop Montgomery High School and TACSC invite you to an evening featuring

Beth Brewer, Ed.D.

An overview of proactive steps Parents and Educators can take to help youth use social media constructively, confront cyber-bullying, and safely navigate the internet.

The Truth: Teens and Tweens in a Digital World

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 7:00pm Bishop Montgomery High School Gymnasium 5430 Torrance Boulevard For Parents and Educators Admission is Free *It is highly recommended that at least one parent per family attend this important meeting.

Beth Brewer, Ed.D.

Professor, Loyola Marymount University, School of Education, Center for Catholic Education and nationally recognized expert in youth and social media.


Sun

Mon

#2

5

P. 2

4 7:45 Fac. Mtg—WASC 8:45 Start 11:59 pm grades due

6:00 Band Bst. (Conv.) 6:30 Athl. Bst. (Lib.) 7:00 Mothers’ Mtg (Fac.)

Gym closed @ 6 pm

19 P. 6

12 Veterans’ Day Student Holiday

Daylight savings time ends

11

18

25 Advent begins

26 Bishop’s Holiday— No Classes; Student Holiday

Academic Calendar

Wed

Tuition Due 11/1

7 P. 6 Denim day Deadline for letters of rec/transcript request for apps due Jan. 1st

Thu

Fri 2

#4

1

All Souls’ Day Grading per. ends Knight of Honor Denim Day for Breast Cancer Awareness

P. 3 All Saints Day UC filing per. opens Final Exams Due to Dept. Chair Talent Show Sign-ups Newsletter Due

9 P. 4 #4 Report Cards Mailed

29 P. 1

E3 Mtg 1pm

23 Thanksgiving Holiday

30 P. 6

UC/CSU app. Deadline SAC/gym closed @ 5:30 E3Mtg 1pm

#4

16 P. 1 #4 Spirit squad candy sales ends

E3 Mtg 1pm

8 P. 5 Final Exams due to copy center

#5 12 pm gym closed 1:40 Sr. panoramic (gym) 6:00 pm Talent Show TMH

Sr. Retreat Kairos #5 15 P. 5, 6, 1 Dept./E3 Mtg 1:40 Curr/E3 Mtg. 1:40 College Essay wkshp 1:40

Improv @ lunch (TMH)

14 P. 2, 3, 4

P. 4

November 2012 Tue

6 P. 1 Religions of the World field trip

13 P. 3 CIF Elig. Talent show rehersal (2:15 TMH)

Educator/Parent Evening Beth Brewer, Ed.D 7:00pm Gym

28 P. 2

Lab Days 8 am– 1:35 pm 20 P. 5. #9 21 P. 4 #3 22 8:00 am Thanksgiving 11:50 Dismissal Thanksgiving Day Mass Holiday

27 P. 3

Jostens Grad info to 12th (Rel) Denim Day

Sat

3 SAT

10 SCSBOA

17

Kaplan Free Practice SAT 9-1:30

SCJA Band State Championship Heritage HS

24


November 2012 Parent Newsletter  

BMHS Parent Newsletter November 2012

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