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The Amat Lancer

Parent Newsletter

Volume 27 Issue 7

Dates to Remember:

Message From The President Dear Parents and Guardians:

June 7 15

9th 10th 11th Grade Students Pass/Fail Verification; Check the Portal Call the Studies Office if you have questions (7449)


Summer School begins June 18 to July 20


Virtus Training, Library Re-Certification 5-6:30 p.m. Certification 5-8 p.m.


New Parent Orientation, CC 7 p.m.

Summer School Registration Second Semester Failures 9 a.m.-1 p.m. & 4 p.m. -7 p.m.

July 4

No Summer School; school office closed


Last Day of Summer School

Dr. Hemenway's Retirement Luncheoon Msgr. Adian M.Carroll, President Dr. Merritt V. Hemenway, Principal Msgr. Sal Pilato, Superintenent of H.S.

June/July 2012

wives and children and for the generous service you give to this school. I hope that With this summer newsletter, bridging the June 17 will be a day of great happiness old and the new school years, I send my for you and I promise to remember you in best wishes to all of you. Our Good and my Mass and prayers on that day. Gracious Lord has guided and protected us through the past twelve months. We are As most of you know our distinguished filled with hope that He will continue to do and much loved Principal, Dr. Merritt V. so during the year that lies ahead. Hemenway will retire on June 30, 2012. His association with Bishop Amat High I warmly congratulate all of you who had School began in 1960 with his enrollment students in the Class of 2012. This was a as a freshman student. Following his wonderful class, rich in talent, leadership graduation from St. Mary’s College and generosity. Members of the class Moraga in 1968 he returned to teach at gained admission to some of the top his high school alma mater eventually colleges and universities in the nation. I assuming the role of vice principal (1975) am confident that they will continue to and Principal (1981). He earned an M.A. excel at these institutions bringing great from Cal State Los Angeles in 1974 and a credit to themselves, to you their parents Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University and to Bishop Amat High School. in 1999. In 1990 he left Bishop Amat High School to serve as Principal of two other I want to thank all of you who have Catholic high schools but returned in 2002 supported our various fundraising to again lead the school that is so dear to activities during the past school year. his heart. Our three major support events, the Extravaganza, the Scholarship Benefit A man of profound spirituality, brilliant Dinner and the Golf Tournament were very educational insights and total dedication to successful – generating a combined profit the mission of Catholic schooling he will of $175,000.00. Through June 6, you had be greatly missed from our campus. We contributed $196,000.00 to the Parent hosted a special luncheon in his honor at Pledge Program exceeding our budgeted the Pacific Palms Resort last week where goal by $2,000.00! This program is very a large gathering of his colleagues and important in that it enables us to implement friends had an opportunity to pay fitting many significant projects we would not be tributes to this outstanding educator. We able to fund from the mainstream income wish him and his wife Ruthie (Class of sources of tuition and fees. ’65) many years of good health and well being to enjoy the retirement phase of their No need to remind you that June 17 is wonderful life together. Father’s Day. My best wishes to all of our Bishop Amat dads on this, their special day. Monsignor Aidan M. Carroll I commend you for your loving care of your President

Summer School Registration 2012 Summer School 2012 will begin Monday, June 18 and end on Friday, July 20. Any student with first semester failing grades and any current student planning to take summer elective classes should have already registered. Registration forms submitted after the May 18 deadline may incur a $25 late fee. Registration for students who earn second semester failures (or a D grade in Spanish I), will take place on campus on Friday, June 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All students who are in jeopardy of failing second semester courses are required to verify their final grades by checking the online grade portal (preferred method) or by calling the Studies Office at extension 7451 on Tuesday, June 5. Those students who earn failing second semester grades MUST register for summer classes on Friday, June 15. Summer School Textbooks Textbook purchases for summer school courses will be conducted through the ESCO online bookstore. Beginning June 1, parents may purchase summer school textbooks by clicking the Book Sales link on the Bishop Amat webpage (www.bishopamatbooks. com). Textbooks will be shipped to the student’s home generally within three days of placing an order. As most summer school makeup courses use the same textbook(s) required during the school year, parents are advised to check with their student prior to placing a summer school order with ESCO. Some summer school courses have fee slips and/or rental fees. These fees will be handled on campus through the student store. The student store will be open on Friday June 15 from 4:007:00 p.m. and the first week of summer classes (June 18-22) from 7:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m

Virtus Training Volunteers at Bishop Amat must attend a Virtus Training. This includes any volunteer who works with students in any capacity. Examples include parents who support performance group, team, or club activities, volunteer infirmary workers or classroom substitutes, campus ministry support, all coaches Summer School hours are from 7:30 – at any level, and individuals who help 1:00, but you can sign up for part or all at campus and off-campus activities of the day depending on your schedule. involving students. Please remember that you must be Virtus certified. Thank you in advance There will be Virtus Training offered at for your help! Amat on Tuesday, June 19, 5-8 pm, in the Library. All are welcome. Volunteers HIT & HUSTLE who have not already done so may Football Camp There will be a Hit & Hustle Football attend one of these trainings at Amat Camp on Friday and Saturday, June or one provided by the Archdiocese at 22 & 23, 2012 at Bishop Amat High another site, but each must be Virtus School. It is a two day camp from 6 pm trained. For those who attended a – 9 pm on Friday, and 9 am-12 pm on Virtus Training more than four years Saturday, and will be run by the football ago, there will be a Re-Certification coaching staff and its current players. Training offered on Tuesday, June 19, Instruction on the fundamentals of the game on both offense and defense will from 5-6:30pm. Please report to the be the focus of this camp, including Library. Student Services Office Parent Volunteers are needed to help in the Infirmary during Summer School. This is a great opportunity to complete some parent hours for the 2012-2013 school year. If you are interested in helping out in the Infirmary, please call the Attendance Office at ext. 5876 to sign up.

tackling and takeaways. The camp is open to all students who are currently in grades 3-8. It is not intended for incoming 9th graders. The cost is $75, which includes instruction, lunch, camp tee shirt, and participation certificate. Discounts are available for five or more campers from the same group or organization. Contact Coach Hagerty at with questions, or to request a PDF of the camp application.

To sign up for either training, or for more information, please communicate with Mr. Domingo at 626) 962-2495 ext 6023 or rdomingo@bishopamat. org and leave a full name, and an email address or phone number. PARENT HOURS OPPORTUNITY Would you like to simplify your obligation of Parent Hours? Join a Bingo Team! By joining a monthly bingo team, you work one bingo per month, for the entire year and that fulfills ALL your parent hours, including bingo, regular, and development hours for that school year!

Retreat Volunteers Parents who have classroom experience and would like to volunteer to substitute, on one or more days, for teachers who attend the student retreats, should call Mrs. Gover at 626) 962-2495 ext. 7415 or email mgover@ Parent hours can be For more information, please call Ms. Josie Saik at 626-480-7449. earned in this way.

Dear Parents: Welcome to the parents, guardians and friends of students of the Class of 2016. We pray that you find your time at Bishop Amat to be worthwhile and memorable. We hope that when it comes time to move onward, four years from now, you will have become a class, just like the students of 2012, which have earned numerous honors, and one that we will be equally sorry to see leave.

Happy Father’s Day to all our loving and supportive fathers! Your example of service to the family and to the Lord sets a positive example for the students whom we are here to serve.

The session will cover the following areas: dress code, attendance and disciplinary policies, student schedules Merritt Hemenway, Ph.D. and schedule changes, how to purchase Principal 1981-1990, 2002-2012 textbooks, campus ministry and Christian Service requirements, how to TUITION get involved in parent organizations and The first tuition statement for the 2012- the athletic boosters, fund-raising, who 2013 school year will be mailed home to contact when you need assistance, during the last week of June. Please and much more! be reminded that the annual tuition is payable in eleven monthly installments, PARENT SERVICE HOURS July to May. Tuition is due on the 1st Please be reminded that all parents of each month and is late and subject are required to complete 36 hours of to a $30 late fee if payment is received volunteer service to the school during after the 10th of the month. the 2012-13 school year. Have a restful and blessed summer.

In like manner, we say farewell to parents, guardians and friends of the Class of 2012. We pray that your success at Amat will help you to continue to grow to new heights as you move forward with your lives. May your quest for learning be enhanced in the new school surroundings in which you find yourselves. Most importantly, may your relationships live in peace as you continue to grow in your understanding of God’s loving work in STUDENT SCHEDULES your lives. Student schedules will be available to be picked up beginning Wednesday, For me, this is also my final parent August 1. An enrollment package will letter as a Catholic High School be mailed home during July which Principal for the past 31 years. My includes forms that must be completed entire 44 year professional career has and returned to the school at the time been spent in Catholic education and I the student's schedule is picked up. am deeply grateful for the experience. The July and August tuition payments When I began teaching geometry must also be made before a student's to sophomores in the fall of 1968 I would never have predicted this day schedule of classes is released. and the ride during more than 15,000 days since. I am deeply grateful for the support of thousands who have made the ride gentler than it could have otherwise been. So many of you have been with me as a student, parent, colleague, and friend, I can only say Thank You and may God continue to bless you into His loving hands. Thank you also for your loving support of each member of the Amat Family. With God’s continued grace Amat will grow appropriately and become an even stronger school in fulfillment of the mission next year .

NEW PARENT ORIENTATION A new parent orientation session will take place on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Carroll Center Dining Room.

PARENT PLEDGE PROGRAM Parent Pledge statements will me mailed home the last week of June. Please be reminded that when you registered your son/daughter as a freshman or transfer student, you signed a Parent Pledge Contract promising to participate in the program by making monthly payments of $35 or an annual payment of $420 to the Development Office. For the 20122013 school year, parents who take care of their annual obligation prior to July 30 will earn their 5 development hours ($100 value). For more information, call Mrs. Adamek at Ext. 7456.

There are three categories in which hours need to be completed: 25 hours - (various) 6 hours - Bingo 5 hours - Development Bingo is held every Sunday during the Summer. It is a way to earn parent hours and an opportunity to meet other parents. CLASS REUNIONS Reunions have been planned for the following classes: 1962 - 50 Year - October 28, 2012 1972 - 40 Year - August 11, 2012 1982 - 30 Year - August 4, 2012 1992 - 20 Year - October 6, 2012 2002 - 10 Year - November 3, 2012 Detailed information is available on the Bishop Amat High School Alumni Portal. Go to and click on Reunion Information.

ATHLETIC INFORMATION Athletic Packets & Sports Physicals Who must complete an Athletic Packet? All new and returning athletes. The Athletic Packet is a part of your eligibility for sports participation and expires at the end of each school year, with physical expiring one year from the date of your previous physical. 2012-2013 Athletic Packets are now available outside the Athletic Office and in the front office. Athletic Packets must be renewed every year. You must attach your $75 athletic fee (checks only) to your 2012-2013 Athletic Packet when you turn it in. Where do I turn in my Athletic Packet? Turn it in to the Athletic Office during school hours ONLY. DO NOT TURN IN ATHLETIC PACKETS TO YOUR COACH OR THE FRONT OFFICE. We cannot be responsible for Athletic Packets and money turned in to other offices or persons. A copy will be given to you, signed off from the Athletic Office that it has been received as your receipt as proof of your clearance and receipt or non-receipt of payment. Who needs a Sports Physical? All new and returning athletes. A completed Sports Physical is also a part of your eligibility for sports participation. Physicals expire one year from the date completed and must be done by an M.D, or D.O. only, not a chiropractor DC, R.N., PAC etc. Coaches will not allow you to participate if your physical expires. The mandatory physical exam form has been provided for you in the 20122013 Athletic Packet to be filled out by your doctor. Are Sports Physicals being offered on campus? Yes. Physicals are being offered through Gary M. Souza, P.T. and Associates. This physical includes a complete orthopedic evaluation. Pre-participation orthopedic evaluations help athletes prevent and identify risk factors for athletic injury. Returning and incoming students may receive a sports physical on campus Thursday, June 28, beginning at 1:00 pm. Students should check physical times for their particular sport to avoid waiting in line. What do I need to get a Sports Physical on campus? On the day of the physical you must bring your completed Athletic Packet, $75 Athletic Fee, and $20 CASH to pay for your physical, and a SIGNED parent-consent form allowing the athlete to receive a sports physical from Gary M. Souza, P.T. and Associates. Parent consent forms for the physical can be picked up in the Athletic Office and are in your Athletic Packet. You will not be given a Sports Physical without your • Athletic Packet, • $20 CASH, and • signed parent-consent form. No checks accepted for on campus physicals. How do I know if I’m cleared to participate? You will be given a receipt (copy of your clearance) from the athletic office when it was turned in. Coaches are not allowed to let students participate with out a copy of their athletic clearance from the Athletic Office. Football It is mandatory that all football players take football conditioning in summer school. Please register through the summer school office. Summer school June 18 – July 20. Please make sure you have a current physical on file in the Athletic Office by June 16 or sign up for the on campus physical on Thursday, June 28. Freshman should bring a shirt, shorts and running shoes for the 1st day of summer school. Spirit packs will be available for purchase in the Equipment Room on the 1st day. There will be a Freshman Parent Meeting on Monday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Activity Center. Spirit packs will be available for sale at this meeting as well. Freshman Parent meeting June 18, 6:30 p.m. Carroll Center Dining room. Freshman football practice will be on Monday – Friday throughout summer school from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Also, there will be a Hit & Hustle Football Camp for kids entering grades 3-8 on Friday, June 22, 6:00 p.m .- 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, June 23, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.. The cost of the camp is $75 and will be instructed by Head Football Coach Steve Hagerty and his assistants. Email Coach Hagerty for a camp brochure at If you are interested or have any questions - Contact person: Coach Steve Hagerty (626) 962-2495 Ext 6001. Cross Country/Track Students interested in running on the men’s or women’s Cross-Country teams should contact Coach Lodolo at . Official workouts begin on June 23. Workouts will be held at various locations such as Mt. Sac., Bonelli Park, Arcadia County Park, and Legg Lake. Summer trips to Southland beaches, Palm Springs, Lake Gregory and a week of training in San Luis Obispo have been planned. We pride ourselves on having one of the most developed summer cross country programs in the area. If you are looking to join a winner and willing to work hard to contribute to our success, we want you to join our Amat racing family!!! TRACK AND FIELD TEAM Students interested in competing during the track and field season, and who will not be competing in a fall sport, are encouraged to contact Coach Lodolo about the summer conditioning program that will take place on campus. The conditioning program includes all aspects of conditioning, speed, and strength training needed to compete in upcoming competitions. Interested athletes should contact Coach Lodolo at Girl’s Volleyball Summer Tryouts for Freshman will be on June 23 & June 30 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Summer Volleyball Camp for incoming grades 5-9th on July 9 -12 from 2:00-4:30 p.m. Conctact Coach Ethel del Rosario at edelrosario@ or call 626-290-5322 for further information & registration forms.

Boy’s Basketball Coach Ertle will be holding a camp for boys in grades 5-9 from Monday June 18th – Thursday June 21st from 1:30pm to 4:30pm (It does not conflict with football.) Frosh Summer Tryouts will be held in the Carroll Center from 5:00-6:30pm on Thursday, June 14th, and 4:30-5:30pm Monday, June 18th (Both tryouts should be attended). For more information contact Coach Ertle by email Girl’s Basketball A camp for girls in grades 5-9 will be held on Monday, June 25th – Thursday, 28th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Girls Basketball will also be holding try-outs for summer basketball on Thursday, June 7th @ 7-8:30 pm and Saturday, June 16th 9-10:30 am. For more information contact Coach Wiard (626) 962-2495 Ext 5868. Boy’s Soccer Premier Soccer Camp - Ages: 6th – 9th Grade July 23th-26th or July 30-August 2nd (Monday-Thursday) at Bishop Amat from 1:00-5:00pm FEES: $250 per child (Includes T-Shirt, Soccer Ball) due by July 20*Early Bird Special $200 if application is received by June 15th Make Checks Payable to: Premier Soccer Camp. For more information contact Coach Gonzalez 213-369-5885 Girls Soccer Premier Soccer Camp - Ages: 6th – 9th Grade July 23th-26th or July 30-August 2nd (Monday-Thursday) at Bishop Amat from 1:00-5:00pm FEES: $250 per child (Includes T-Shirt, Soccer Ball) due by July 20*Early Bird Special $200 if application is received by June 15th Make Checks Payable to: Premier Soccer Camp. For more information contact Coach Gonzalez 213-369-5885 Wrestling National Champ Wrestling Camp for ages 7-17 will be held June 11 -14 in the gym. Sessions run 2:00--7:00 pm for high school and 10-1 pm for kids ages 6-14. Cost of the camp is $100 for high school, $75 for kids and $125 for both. No experience is necessary. This time period does not interfere with football since it is during their dead period. Russian trained Ramon Diaz and national champion Camillo Gonzalez will be our featured clinicians. Our summer league is from June 18-July 26, and is held in our wrestling room, southwest corner of the campus. Classes are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 - 8:15 pm and 1:15-3:15 pm Mon. thru Thur. (sometimes held in weight room). Cost is $85 or $60 for football players in summer conditioning. Sign-up for and come as often as schedule permits. We are a winter sport; getting starting early will provide a tremendous advantage. Questions contact Tom Pierre at 909-268-0292 or Students can begin NOW attending our A-Team Wrestling Club. We met on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays from 6:30-8 pm. Ages are from 7-14 and other family/friends are encouraged to attend. We provide wrestling shirt, short, singlet and instruction for $80. Baseball Please contact Coach Nieto at 626-962-2495 Ext 5830 for information. Email Boys Volleyball Try-outs will be held in the spring. No summer activities are planned. Softball A Cut Above Incoming freshmen camp June 11th & 12th 4:30pm to 7:30pm $75.00 includes workout shirt . A Cut Above open camp July 16th through 18th, 5:00pm to 8:00pm $95.00 with camp shirt ages 6 to 14, special team rates available. Please contact Coach Mendez for more information (626)430-8443 or e-mail Girl’s and Boy’s Tennis High School Tennis Clinic will be offered at Covina High School Tennis Courts by our Coach AJ Seresinghe USPTR Certified. Beginners Ages 12-17: June 19, 20, 21 or 23 – series of 5 weeks on Saturdays from 9:00 am – 10:00. Fee $40.00 OR Beginners Ages 12-17: July 31, Aug 1 or 2 – series of 5 weeks on Thursdays from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Fee of $40.00 Advanced: High School Students Ages 14-Adult June 23 – series of 5 weeks. Tuesdays 10:00 am– 12:00 pm– Fee of $50 For Information please contact: Coach AJ (626)332-5506 or Cell (626)260-6277 Important Athletic Information

Schedules and Websites: Athletics - Calendar-Schedulenet calendar or Athletic Director: Mike Manzo 626-962-2495 Ext. 7430 Athletic Office: 626-962-2495, Ext. 7412 Athletic Trainer: 626-962-2495, Ext. 7431 Athletic Office Fax: 626-480-7441 Weekly Athletic Schedule: 626-962-2495, Ext. 5425

Directions to games: 626-962-2495, Ext. 5426

Sport Inquiries: For information where no coach is noted, please e-mail with inquiries and your message will be forwarded to the proper person.

Bishop Amat High School 14301 E. Fairgrove Ave., La Puente, CA 91746 2012 Reserved Season Football Tickets Dear Bishop Amat Parents and Boosters: Each year a limited number of reserved seats are available for Bishop Amat home football games. Here are 5 good reasons to purchase reserved seats: 1. Quality

The seats in the reserved section are the best in the stadium. Most are between the 40-yard lines.

2. Price

A season ticket for a reserved seat to all 5 regular season home games costs just $50.00 including parking.

3. Convenience

A season ticket holder is always guaranteed his/her seat even when arriving late.

4. School Support

Bishop Amat keeps 100% of the money collected for reserved seats.

5. Playoff Games

Season ticket holders are guaranteed the option to purchase their same reserved seat for all CIF Playoff Home Games.

Support your Lancer Football Team and Bishop Amat by purchasing reserved season football tickets. The season ticket price is only $50.00 per person for all home games. All persons, regardless of age, must have their own paid season ticket in order to sit in the reserved seat section. Here’s the exciting 2012 Home Game Schedule. 7:00pm Game Time Fri Aug 24 - Servite High School Fri Sept 21 - St. Paul High School Fri Sept 28 - Culver City High School

Fri Oct 19 - *Crespi High School (Homecoming) Fri Nov 2 - *Notre Dame (SO) High School

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL STEVE WORKMAN AT (626)-917-0315 evenings OR DARLEEN ADAMEK (626) 962-2495 Ext 7456 day or (626) 960-4630 evenings FOR YOUR INFORMATION: AWAY GAMES FOR ‘2012’ ARE: Fri Aug 31 - Chino Hills High School Fri Sep 7 - La Mirada High School Fir Sep 14 - Charter Oak High School

Fri Oct 12 - *Alemany High School Fri Oct 26 - *Loyola High School at Valley College






Class of 2012 June 3 - 23 Football Dead Period June 7 & June 16 Girls' Basketball Tryouts 6/7 -7-8:30 p.m.; 6/16 – 9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. June 9 - 10 Incoming Freshman Baseball Camp 9:00am - 12:30 p.m. June 11 - 12 Incoming Freshman Softball Camp 4:30 -7:30 p.m. June 14 Freshman Boys Summer Basketball Tryouts 4:30-5:30 p.m .(both dates should be attended) June 18 Freshman Football Parent Meeting 6:30-7:30 p.m. Carroll Center Dining Room June 18 - 21 Boys Lancer Basketball Camp 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm (Grades 5-9) June 18 Freshman Boys Summer Basketball Try-Outs 4:30-5:30 p.m. (both dates should be attended) June 23 & 30 Freshman Summer Girls' Volleyball Tryouts -9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Both dates should be attended) June 25 - 28 Girls' Basketball Camp 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Grades 5-9) June 28 Sports Physicals on Campus 1:00 p.m. Football beginning with Varsity 2:30 p.m. Boys (other sports) 4:30 p.m. Girls Physicals will end at by 5:00 p.m. June 22 - 23 Hit & Hustle Football Camp Friday, June 22 -6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, June 23 - 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. July 9 - 12 Girls' Volleyball Camp 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (Grades 5-9) July 16 - 18 A Cut Above Youth Softball Camp with Lisa Fernandez – (Ages 6-14) 5:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. $95.00 includes camp shirt. Special team rates available July 23 - 25 Hit & Run Baseball Camp- 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Ages K-8) July 23 - 26 or July 30 - Aug 2 Boys' & Girls' Soccer Camp - 1:00 – 5:00 pm (Grades 6-9) July 25 - 27 Youth Spirit Camp (Grades 3-8) Camp flyers are available online at - Click on Summer Sport Camps under the sports section

June / July 2012 Parent Newsletter  

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June / July 2012 Parent Newsletter  

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