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BISHOP MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL

PARENT NEWSLETTER

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

DECEMBER 2017

Ms. Rosemary Distaso-Libbon - Principal

Dear Parents, December is such a busy month. Our students must balance their academic responsibilities with the expectations of the holiday and this, as we all know, is no easy task. Their academic focus is so important, particularly now, since semester exams are scheduled beginning Wednesday, December 13th prior to Christmas break. I hope that you’re planning to attend the Mothers’ Club Christmas Luncheon, their main fundraiser, on Saturday, December 9th from 11:00 am-2:00 pm. Abbey Wagner and Regina Berdiel, Co-Presidents, deserve our thanks for all of their hard work as do all the members of the Mothers’ Club for all they do for our students. Their hard work and dedication make this event possible as well as so many other school programs which they so generously and graciously support. The mothers’ hard work, dedication and love for Bishop Montgomery are an inspiration. Whatever they do, they do so well, and with such grace.

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By now, you’ve received my letter about the Queen of Angels Fund. Beginning December 12th, the day of our Christmas Mass, through January 12th, the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus, there will be lights in the trees outside my office to represent all of the donor to the fund and their intentions. My promise is that our school community will hold each one of these donors and their intentions— signified by a light—in our prayers. We are community, and every gift is important to all of us. I hope that when you come to school or drive by and see the lights, you will say a prayer for our donors. December at Bishop Montgomery is always special because it is marked by our students’ many


My Christmas wish for you I think is best expressed in this excerpt from a letter written by a friar, Giovanni Giocondo, in 1523 on Christmas Eve to his friend. It is a lovely meditation on the many surprises that God has in store for us—if we will only look and really see. I hope that it says as much to you as it does to me. Remember that life is so generous a giver. But we, judging its gifts by their covering, cast them away as ugly or heavy or hard. Remove the covering, and you will find beneath it a living splendor, woven in love by wisdom with power. Welcome the gift, grasp it, and you touch the angel’s hand that brings it to you—as Mary’s did. Everything we call a trial, a sorrow, a duty, a joy, believe me that the angel’s hand is there. The gift is there and the wonder of the overshadowing presence of God. Remember, your joys too conceal divine gifts. Be ready to receive them. I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas. With love and prayers,

Rosemary Libbon Principal

Ms. Rosemary Distaso-Libbon - Principal

Finally, as we all prepare during Advent for the feast of Jesus’ birth, my prayer is that we, like Mary make ourselves ready to say yes to God’s call and to the mission that He has for all of us.

LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL

acts of generosity. They open themselves to God’s grace over and over again and so become instruments of God’s grace. They support so many families who are in need making a difference not only in our immediate community but to the many communities outside of ours. You, parents, have taught them well. Thank you.

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GUIDANCE/CURRICULUM

BISHOP MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL

Ms. Yvette Vigรณn-Morffi - Vice Principal - ext. 231 Mrs. Casey Dunn - Guidance & Studies: Freshmen/Director of Admissions - ext. 226

ACADEMIC COUNSELING With the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, our seniors are nearing their application deadlines for the two state university systems. Both the University of California and California State University systems require that freshman applicants for the fall 2018 term submit no later than Thursday, November 30. For both the UC and CSU applications, the college preparatory classes offered at Bishop Montgomery are organized by category type and simply need to be selected from a dropdown menu. Students should not underestimate the importance of a clean, accurate, and mistake-free application, regardless of the college or university to which they are applying. We strongly encourage students to bring their questions to our attention, open their applications online so we may review them, and have us read their essays before choosing a final draft. When students apply to a given school, they should not add any additional work for the review committee or make the review process more time consuming. Parents, please encourage your student to make counselor appointments or drop-in to see us before or after school. This will aid us in best serving your student(s) and help us better carry out our responsibilities.

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The Cal Grant program is designed to help California high school graduates who demonstrate financial need (through the FAFSA) obtain grant (money that does not have to be repaid) funds for college. The program is not limited to four-year colleges and universities or public colleges and universities. We will submit all of the GPA verifications electronically this year for all of our students. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is required for students who wish to receive financial aid from a given college or university. The online applications may be accessed at http:// www.fafsa.ed.gov/. Similar to the college application process, the electronic application is the


As we near Christmas vacation, we are also quickly approaching the end of the first semester. Final exams will be administered during the week of December 11, 2017. As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Also, please accept our best wishes for your Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Sincerely, Yvette Vigon-Morffi Vice Principal

GUIDANCE/CURRICULUM

preferred method of submission. Before starting the FAFSA, both you and your student will need to apply for the FSA ID, which consists of a user-created username and password. The FSA ID allows users to electronically access personal information on Federal Student Aid web sites as well as electronically sign a FAFSA. The FSA ID may be accessed at https://fsaid.ed.gov.

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DISCIPLINE

BISHOP MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL

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 automatically make the absence or tardy excused. 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 the Attendance Office. Please refer to the Parent-Student 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.”

PICKING-UP & DROPPING-OFF OFF-CAMPUS

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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 Boulevard 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 student(s) anywhere else, please refrain from doing so our neighboring businesses, apartment complex, 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 student(s) 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 dropped-off 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 safety for 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.


COOLER WEATHER

As the temperatures begin to cool, please remember that the Bishop Montgomery (Norman’s, team, or senior) sweatshirts are the only uniform sweatshirts permitted during the school day. Also, school uniform jackets and sweaters are the only jackets and sweaters permitted. All sweatshirts and jackets should be the appropriate size for your student. If your student is a senior, a uniform polo or senior t-shirt is expected to be worn underneath the senior sweatshirt.

TRIPS

Bishop Montgomery does not sponsor, condone, nor accept responsibility for trips, cruises, or excursions not sanctioned by the school. There may be a current trip disguised as a BMHS Senior Trip. BMHS is not organizing, sponsoring, or chaperoning any senior trip. Students found to be distributing fliers that advertise these trips will be reprimanded.

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 need be served. Disregard for assigned detentions may result in a referral or probation. Detentions take precedence over sports practices and school activities (Parent-Student Handbook, pg 15).

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

Bishop Montgomery is doing all that we can to insure that ill-fitting clothes (pants too baggy or too long, shorts/skirts too short, etc.) will not be sold to students. Students will be held accountable for any ill-fitting uniform items. Be advised that parents or guardians, as primary educators and caretakers for you children, take the final responsibility. The deans will not accept “but-that’s-theway-the-uniform-company-sold-it-to-us” as an explanation or excuse to justify ill-fitting clothing. As a reminder, black belts are optional; shirts must be tucked in at all times; hair style/color should comply with the BMHS policy. Students will be held in the Deans’ office as an unexcused absence should uniform infractions not be correctable.

DISCIPLINE

UNIFORM

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.

EMERGENCY INFORMATION

Does your BMHS emergency card need to be updated? Have you had and address, telephone or employment change? Has there been a dhange in custody? Please notify the Attendance Office at (310) 540-3070.

STUDENTS PARKING OFF-CAMPUS

If your student parks on Henrietta, please remind him/her to be courteous and respectful of and 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 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 these residential streets.

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CELL PHONES/SMARTPHONES/SMARTWATCHES ON CAMPUS

Please note that students are not permitted to have cell phones/smartphones/smartwatches in their possession during school hours. All students must turn off their cell phones and place them in their locker from the first bell of the day to the last bell of the day. Students may not use cell phones/smartphones/smartwatches during school hours. Any confiscated cell phones/ smartphones/smartwatches is subject to having its contents reviewed by an administrator. Cell phones/smartphones/smartwatches kept in backpacks during the school day or used throughout the school day will be confiscated and not returned until the end of the school day after the bell has rung. In cases where a cell phone/smartphone/smartwatch is confiscated the student will be issued a referral. It is the student’s responsibility to see the Deans to pick up the cellphone/smartphone/smartwatch & referral at the end of the day. The Deans will not call out a student to pick up the cell phone/smartphone/smartwatch. (Parent/Student handbook pg. 22)

LOITERING

We are asking parents to please discourage your children from loitering at Wendy’s or McDonald’s before or after school, or after any school related activities. Wendy’s and McDonald’s are places of business and should not be used as study halls. Additionally, please do not pick-up or drop-off your students at Wendy’s or McDonald’s. All students should be picked up on campus where security is available.

DISCIPLINE

Lastly, in the interest of our students’ safety, we also would like for you to remind your student(s) 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.

CARPOOLS • Carpool needed for son after school to 1536 West 170th Street, Gardena California 90247. Please contact Deborah Felix at (310)982-9404 • Carpool needed after school to Westchester area. Mon, Wed, Fri regular time and/ or Tues, Thurs after 3:30pm. Willing to pay or exchange for driving mornings zero period. Please contact Jeannette (310)210-2701 or lecarrotjeannette@gmail.com th

*Please email jhong@bmhs-la.org to add or delete a carpool request.


ACTIVITIES

BISHOP MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL

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

Happy Holidays! With the flurry of the fall activities behind us, I am happy to report the success of the following events and programs, and mention some upcoming activities.

SPIRIT SQUAD, BAND AND COLOR GUARD SEE’S CANDY SALE

Thank you to those who supported Spirit Squad and Band See’s Candy Winter fundraiser. Your candy will be delivered the week of November 27, just in time for the holidays! NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Bishop Montgomery invites all academically eligible students to apply for membership in the BMHS Chapter of the National Honor Society. An important informational meeting will be held during lunch on Wednesday, November 29 in the Activities Office. “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.”  Information about Bishop Montgomery’s Chapter  -  organization, qualifications, and requirements  -  can be found on the BMHS website. Students should listen to announcements for details and application deadlines.

SANTA’S VILLAGE AND CHRISTMAS MASS

ASB will host Santa’s Village for our students during lunch on Thursday, December 7. Clubs are invited to help with some fun, festive Christmas activities to spread Christmas cheer! The freshman and sophomore class officers are planning our Christmas Mass on Tuesday, December 12. Parents are invited to join us for this community celebration. th

JUNIOR RINGS AND JUNIOR RING BLESSING

One of the longstanding traditions for the junior class is the junior ring blessing and mass and will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 30. This is a special recognition of the junior class as upperclassmen at BMHS. A representative from Jostens was on campus in September to


Have a very blessed Christmas season!

GRADUATION 2018

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

We recognize these organizations, clubs, and individuals for the gifts and blessings that they share with BMHS. Through them, we are reminded that we have many interests and talents that come together to make up the very diverse and unique community of Bishop Montgomery.

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distribute junior class ring information and to take ring orders. Junior rings will be delivered the end of January, in plenty of time for the ring blessing. Parents of juniors are invited to attend this special Mass. If you have any questions about junior rings, please contact Jostens directly at 805987-4147.

Graduation for the Class of 2018 will be held on Friday, May 25 in Knight Stadium. Admission to the ceremony will be by ticket only, and each graduating senior will receive nine tickets. These tickets will be distributed at graduation practice in May. Questions? Please email Dione Dierks at ddierks@bmhs-la.org.

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ATHLETICS

BISHOP MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL

Mr. Eric Wood - Athletic Director - ext. 269 Mr. Ed Hodgkiss - Assistant Athletic Director - ext. 260

Bishop Montgomery has twenty 2017 graduates who are in their first year of college athletics: five athletes playing football, four basketball, three track, three volleyball, two baseball, one tennis, one softball and one soccer. It is estimated upwards of 50 Bishop graduates are currently participating for their respective colleges. Below is the list of 2017 graduates who have moved on to play. For a more comprehensive list of all Knights who currently compete or have competed in college athletics, please check our BMHS website.

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ATHLETE

SPORT

COLLEGE / UNIVERSITY

DIVISION

Bernard Amofa

Football

University of San Diego

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Sean Anthony

Football

Orange Coast College

JC

Connor Cole

Basketball

California Lutheran University

III

Ben Crocker

Volleyball

El Camino College

JC

Nathan Draves

Baseball

El Camino College

JC

Desmond Gates

Baseball

Cal State Northridge

I

Sydney Hall

Volleyball

East Carolina

I

Daniel Kelly

Track

Cal Poly Pomona

II

Jessica Malazarte

Basketball

Fresno Pacific

II

Bryce Matthews

Football

USC

I

Kara Montilla

Soccer

New Mexico State

I


Cal State Monterey Bay

II

Nnaemeka Nadozie

Football

San Jose State

I

Nnena Nadozie

Tennis

San Diego State

I

Zia Norris

Softball

UCLA

I

JaNarie Rhambo

Track

California Lutheran University

III

Jordan Schakel

Basketball

San Diego State

I

Myles Stafford

Football

Northern Arizona

I

Ethan Thompson

Basketball

Oregon State

I

London Williams Volleyball St. Ambrose University NAIA Be sure to make it out to the winter basketball and soccer season to check out your Knights and some future college athletes while they are in action here at Bishop.

Mr. Eric Wood - Athletic Director - ext. 269 Mr. Ed Hodgkiss - Assistant Athletic Director - ext. 260

Track

ATHLETICS

Jade Murray

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DEVELOPMENT

BISHOP MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL

Mr. Andy Marafino - Director of Development - ext. 246 Mrs. Amy Traxler - Events and Communications Coordinator - ext. 249

ANNUAL GIVING / QUEEN OF ANGELS FUND

Recently, each BMHS family received Ms. Libbon’s Annual Giving / Queen of Angels Fund Letter. This fund, established in February 2012, has helped BMHS provide tuition assistance to many students here at school. Please take a moment to read Ms. Libbon’s letter and consider making a gift to this important fund, or you can give to any other area of your choice. All gifts to Bishop Montgomery are tax-deductible.

’57 CLUB

Inside the annual giving letter, we included information about the newly established ’57 Club. This club is a monthly giving program which provides added benefits to both BMHS and you, our donors. There are three levels from which to choose and you can have your gifts directed to any area of your choice (scholarships, music, technology, an athletic program, etc.). See the card that arrived in the mail or visit www.bmhs.la-org/57club/

BMHS TURNS 60

This year, we are celebrating Bishop Montgomery High School’s 60th birthday. One of the ways we are celebrating is to present BMHS By The Numbers. Each school day beginning on September 11, we are posting something about BMHS, counting from 1-60. These are posted on the home page (and alumni page) of the website and on all of our social media sites (we can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @BMHSKnights). We invite you to check it out. We hope it is something fun and educational for our entire community. th

AMAZON SMILE

Who doesn’t love Amazon.com? Now you can support Bishop Montgomery each time you shop at Amazon. Go to www.smile.amazon.com and login with your Amazon account information.  Type in “Bishop Montgomery High School” when prompted to select a charitable organization.  On the


Are you looking for some cool Bishop Montgomery apparel for you or your kids? The official Bishop Montgomery online store has many great items and styles available for adults and kids. Visit www.bmhs-la.org and click “SHOP” on the bottom of the home page.

Mr. Andy Marafino - Director of Development - ext. 246 Mrs. Amy Traxler - Events and Communications Coordinator - ext. 249

OFFICIAL BISHOP MONTGOMERY APPAREL

DEVELOPMENT

next page, click “select” and you are ready to shop and support BMHS. Amazon will donate .5% of every purchase back to BMHS!

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CAMPUS MINISTRY

BISHOP MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL

Dorothy Morski - Co-Campus Minister - ext. 243 Amy Hendry - Co-Campus Minister - ext. 236 Fr. Ken Deasy - Chaplain - ext. 236

REFLECTION

May we be for this world that ray of light which shone forth from Bethlehem, bringing tidings of comfort and joy to the hearts of all we meet. -Pope Francis This December we look forward to the Advent season and preparing for the celebration of Christmas. It is a time of patiently waiting and hopefully anticipating not only Christ’s birth, his return, but also of his presence in our everyday life. Sometimes we tend to lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas as we get caught up in the planning, shopping, or traveling over the Christmas season. Let us try to remember that there is joy in the waiting. Advent is a time to prepare ourselves for having Christ enter into our hearts.

PRAYERS

Thank you for your ongoing prayers for all of our students who have and will be attending retreats. The seniors had a very meaningful time on their Kairos retreat and spots are still open for the January 31 – February 2 retreat. Thank you for your continued prayers for them!

SENIORS

There are spots still available for the January 31 – February 2 Kairos retreat, so please sign up as soon as possible. If we have enough students, we will open up the April retreat as well so please sign up soon.

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LITURGY We look forward to our Christmas Mass together at 8:00am on Tuesday, December 12. All our welcome to attend – please join us! Please park in the east lot and sign in at the drop-off gate. Also, daily Mass is always available at 7:30 a.m. in the chapel.


Dorothy Morski - Co-Campus Minister - ext. 243 Amy Hendry - Co-Campus Minister - ext. 236 Fr. Ken Deasy - Chaplain - ext. 236

CAMPUS MINISTRY

SERVICE More prayers of thanks for all of the parents, students, and faculty who donate on our school Denim days. Also, thank you to all of our students working on student service projects with their classes. It is so inspiring to see our students come together and work on helping their local community. Â May God Bless you all and thank you for your continued support.

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PERFORMING ARTS

BISHOP MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL

Mr. Eric Hankey - Instrumental and Vocal Music Director

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! Especially in the Music Department! Don’t miss these performances. • Sunday, November 26 - Hollywood Christmas Parade with Los Angeles Catholic Schools Band - will be rebroadcast worldwide, channel information coming soo • Wednesday, November 29 - Torrance Memorial Festival Of Trees - Jazz Combo performance 6:00-6:30pm • Thursday, November 30 - Riviera Village Holiday Stroll Parade - Full Band and Colorguard 6:00pm • Saturday, December 2 - BMHS Open House - all music department groups • Monday, December 4 - Barnes and Noble Bookfair - performances 4:00-5:30pm • Friday, December 8 - BMHS Christmas Concert 7:00-8:00pm in the BMHS Main Gym • Saturday, December 9 - Mother’s Club Luncheon - Jazz Combo 10am-12pm • Tuesday, December 12 - BMHS Christmas Mass - 8:00am Come see and hear our wonderful instrumentalists and singers!

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THE BMHS KNIGHT MUSIC DEPARTMENT IS HEADED TO JAPAN! On April 2, 2018, 27 students and chaperones are off to a fantastic eight-day tour of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Toyota City, and Hiroshima! Highlights of the tour include: • Performance at Hibiya Park of Imperial Palace • Meet with students at Kashiwa School • Visit Hiroshima International Peace Memorial • Tour of Toyota Automotive and Robotic Factory and Lab • Kabuki Theater, Tsukiji Fish Market, Yasukuni Shrine, and more • Guided and small-group tours of Tokyo and Kashiwa


The Music Booster Club is organizing two major fundraisers this fall in support of the students who are planning to attend the Japan Tour: MUSIC DEPARTMENT HOURS We are always practicing, planning, and organizing school concerts, local performances, competitions, parades, tours, and many other important things – come on in any day before or after school between 6:30am - 3:30pm (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.

Mr. Eric Hankey - Instrumental and Vocal Music Director

KNIGHT MUSIC BOOSTER CLUB The Knight Music Booster Club represents the Band, Jazz Band, Drumline, Music Production, Video Production, and Music Ministry. Their meetings are usually on the same Monday nights as Athletic Boosters and Mothers’ Club at 6:00 pm in room 318 – additional meetings are scheduled as needed.  Please join us to help keep the many projects they organize rolling.

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If you’d like more information, or are interested in joining the tour, please contact Mr. Hankey at ehankey@bmhs-la.org.

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TECHNOLOGY

BISHOP MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL

John Hong - Technology Committee Chair - ext. 276 Brian Adams - Technology Curriculum Integration Specialist - ext. 272

STUDENT CHROMEBOOK APPS & EXTENSIONS Students bring Chromebooks to campus daily to supplement and support academic content delivered through courses at Bishop Montgomery High School. To best protect student devices from malicious content, Bishop Montgomery High School will soon begin limiting the apps and extensions that a student can install on their Chromebook.  Students will be limited to a selection of apps and extensions that have been reviewed and evaluated to be both 1) beneficial to a student academically and 2) not malicious.   Bishop Montgomery High School will do its best to support and accommodate the many different ways and methods that students learn.  To request a specific app or extension be allowed for installation, please use the following form: http://bit.ly/ChromeRequest.  Keep in mind that an app or extension must be both academically beneficial and not malicious to a student’s device or network.  Thank you for your support and understanding in this matter.  

SMILE – AMAZON.COM As of August 2017, Bishop Montgomery has received donations in the amount of $900.22 from Amazon Smile. Click here https://smile.amazon.com/ch/95-2005811 for the direct URL to Amazon and set up your Amazon account with Smile to support BMHS.

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For Twitter users, when you shop @AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a donation to Bishop Montgomery High School. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/95-2005811


*Yearbooks can also be ordered online at www.yearbookforever.com Please be aware that there is an additional online fee and the website is on Central Time.

John Hong - Yearbook Advisor - ext. 276

Cost Deadline $150 After November 1st to December 31st $175 January 1st to March 31st (*students are not guaranteed a yearbook) To be sure your student receives a yearbook, please return the invoice/order form no later than Dec 31st. Form may be mailed or brought/dropped off in the tuition office.

YEARBOOK

YEARBOOK PRE-ORDERS: A Yearbook Order Form (optional) has been mailed to each family. The cost of the yearbook is as follows:

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Join us Saturday, December 9 from 10:30am – 2:00pm for our Christmas

Luncheon. Our #1 fundraiser event where you’ll experience uniquely decorated tables hosted by BMHS parents & alumni. You can also visit vendor booths to get you in the holiday spirit and find great gift ideas. This year’s theme: "Peppermint Kisses & Christmas Wishes."

Host a table for 10 and bring out your inner Martha Stewart for 10 PSI hours. Cost to host a table is $300 and host is responsible for decorating it.

Join other parents and alumni at a luncheon table for just $30, and simply join in on the festivities. Contact Abbey Wagner at abbeywagner@mac.com for table and individual reservations. BMHS MOTHERS’ CLUB T-SHIRTS FOR SALE Don’t miss out on showing your Knight Pride! Contact Gina Paredes at ginaparedes@yahoo.com for more information.

2017 – 2018

CO-PRESIDENT

REGINA CONSTINE BERDIEL rrcberdiel@gmail.com ABBEY WAGNER abbeywagner@mac.com

CO-VICE PRESIDENT EVELYN DIGGS MARLICIA WOODS

CO-SECRETARY

CARMEN FRAGA CHERYL MARINO-DREWS

CO-TREASURER CINDY QUINONES GINA PAREDES

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MEETING DATES 1/22, 2/26, 3/26, 4/23 INSTALLATION DINNER 5/14/2018 _____________________________

CLASS REPRESENTATIVES Class of 2018

NO DECEMBER MEETING MONDAY, JANUARY 22 @ 6:30pm Please join us Monday, January 22 at 6:30pm in the Faculty Center located on the east side of campus by the faculty parking lot. Our freshman class parents are providing snacks and refreshments. Here are a couple upcoming event volunteer opportunities: v Spring Undergrad Awards – Wednesday, February 8 from 8:30am – 11:30am o Board in Charge – Cindy Quinones o 1 volunteer for event chairperson = 10 PSI hours o 10 volunteers for 3 PSI hours each v Freshman Registration – Monday, March 19 from 3:00pm - 6:00pm o Board member in charge – Cheryl Marino-Drews o 4 volunteers for 3 PSI hours ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Like us on Facebook… “BMHS Mothers Club” – to find all our latest info.

Sophia Kall sophia.d.kall@kp.org Ingrid Sharpe ingridsharpe1@verizon.net

Class of 2019 Neelita Bali neelitabali@yahoo.com Bernadette Clemente Ditasgc2000@yahoo.com

Class of 2020 Carmen Alvarado lva21@prodigy.net Catherine Keller catherinekeller@earthlink.net

Class of 2021 Rosie Dominguez rosie@sanchez.tv Sandra Fitts angelofcairo@aol.com


Athletic Booster Club Congratulation to our most recent 50/50 winners! The DeArruda family won at on Football Senior Night on October 20, and a visiting (Bosco Tech) parent won on Homecoming. Thank you for supporting BMHS Athletic Booster Club!

Senior Parent Lily DeArruda & Booster Club Co-President Jeff Fraley

Booster member Susan Farr, Jeff Fraley and visiting Bosco Tech mom

Boosters is thrilled to announce the first donation of the year to the Girls’ Softball Team in the amount of $3,378 for the purchase of 2 pitching machines! We are also pleased to announce the donation of $876 to the Girls’ Basketball Team for the purchase of a shot clock! It’s not too late to join...go to the Boosters’ page on the school website by clicking here! Questions? Contact us at bmhsboosters@bmhs-la.org . Whether you are a new Bishop parent or a returning, seasoned one, please join us at our monthly meetings. Our January meeting is Monday, January 22 in the newly remodeled Learning Commons (aka the Library) at 6:30pm. Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas! Hope to see you in 2018!

Board Members

Co-Presidents: Jeff Fraley and Tracey Cloud Vice President: Diane Krause Treasurer: Gerrick Cardenas Secretary: Susie Fraley Membership: Gay DeRusha & Anne Marie Lamp-Galullo Snack Bar: Gina Cicchini & Patty Schiappa Merchandise: OPEN 50/50 Coordinator: OPEN Athletic Director: Eric Wood


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29

Final Exams

8:00-9:15am Per. 3 9:35-10:50am Per. 4

Santa’s Village @ lunch

Newsletter due

7 p. 5

December 2017 Mon

5 p. 1 NHS service

12 p. 2

Fall Sports Awards (Ret. Ctr./SAC)

20

28

Christmas Vacation

Christmas Vacation

27

Rept. Cards mailed/CIF eligibility

8:00-9:15am Per. 1 9:35-10:50am Per. 2

Feast of St. Nicholas Denim Day All teacher rec for Jan 1 deadline due to college

AP EXAM PAYMENT DUE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16 FOR ALL AP EXAMS. NO REFUNDS OR CHANGES. 4 p. 2

11 p. 3

19

6:00pm gym closed

18 Grading Period Ends Knight of Honor Grades Due 10:00am

26

10

17

25 Christmas Day

8:00am Christmas Mass 12:15 Dismissal

24 Christmas Eve

31 New Year’s Eve


Parent Newsletter December 2017  
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Bishop Montgomery High School Parent Newsletter December 2017

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