Bishop Kelley Catholic School April 2022 Newsletter
NO SCHOOL MOnday, March 28 through Friday, April 1, 2022
Enjoy your spring break. See you Monday, April 4, 2022.
Tuesday: Tacos Jamay tacos ($3 each).
Wednesday: Sonic Kids’ Meal (burger, fries, juice) ($1.99 each).
Thursday: McDonald’s 4-piece chicken nuggets ($2 each).
Small order of French fries ($1.99 each).
Friday: Mancino’s cheese pizza ($2.50 per slice).
Please place your order by Monday, April 4, 10 a.m. via the FACTS Family Portal. If you have ideas of other menu items you’d like to see on the menu, please let us know.
IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW
March 25: End of Third Quarter
April 8: Third Quarter Report Cards sent home
April 9: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. First Reconciliation make-up retreat (in Bishop Kelley Community Room) followed by First Reconciliation Sacrament (in Church).
April 14: Holy Thursday, NO SCHOOL
April 15: Good Friday, NO SCHOOL
May 21: 10-a.m.-12:30 p.m. First Communion retreat in Bishop Kelley Community Room followed by the Sacrament of Reconciliation in Church
May 27, May 30: Memorial Day Weekend NO SCHOOL
June 2, 3: Last Day of Preschool
June 8: (Tentative) Kindergarten Graduation
June 10: Last Day of School for Kindergarten
June 11: 11 a.m. First Communion Mass (Novus Ordo Mass)
June 14: Tentative Last Day of School (K-8)
June 16: 7 p.m. First Communion Mass (Traditional Latin Mass)
June 23: 7 p.m. Confirmation Mass
WE NEED YOUR HELP
Two of our traditions at Bishop Kelley take place in the spring, our Golf Outing and our Walkathon. Not only are these significant fundraisers for our school, enabling us to keep tuition as low as possible, they are also fun activities that build our parish family as well as a positive image of BKCS in the community.
The Walkathon and the Golf Outing have both been traditionally presented by our Parent Teacher Group (PTG). As our PTG is still in the process of relaunching, we need your help, with these and other events. Please contact PTG President Erin Hammond at email@example.com or call the school office, 810-664-5011, if you can help us. Thanks in advance.
COME HELP US GROW
We are seeking to grow our program at Bishop Kelley School and need your help: We are seeking a certified Kindergarten teacher. If interested, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course, we always need your volunteer help in a variety of ways.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:
Payton Dunkel on March 25; Luke Hohenthaner on April 9; Luke Sulisz on April 16; Novena Crist on April 17; Kent Bicknell April 24; and Nathan Bandur April 27
Shop at Office Depot and Raise Money for Bishop Kelley!
Thank you, Office Depot, for providing 5% back in credit for free supplies when shoppers buy qualifying products using SCHOOL ID 7001185 at checkout. Additional coupons similar to those sent out with last week’s newsletter are in the Front Office.
Our Bishop Kelley Catholic School Online Pizza Kit Fundraiser ends on April 9, 2022
Please visit https://fundraising.littlecaesars.com/login/join-fundraiser/697335fa-c9a6-48b8-8766-35fe2f95a5ac.. Our Fundraiser ID is 9754. Please share the link with your family and friends and on your social media sites! Happy Fundraising! Questions? Contact: Erin Hammond (810)701-3975. Thank you, Erin and Little Caesar's!
TUITION ASSISTANCE: APPLY NOW FOR 2022-2023!
Through the generosity of donors to the Stewards for Tomorrow Campaign, an endowment fund was created which provides tuition assistance grants to our Catholic families. Each year, awards will be made to offset the K-12 tuition expenses for children of Catholic families who both reside within the Archdiocese of Detroit AND whose children attend Catholic schools located within the boundaries of the Archdiocese of Detroit including Bishop Kelley Catholic School.
The FACTS application, Parent Information Sheet and Pastor’s Signature form are available by visiting https://www.detroitcatholicschools.org/tuition-assistance-scholarships. The Parent Information Document details the process, deadline dates and other essential information. It is important to read this document in its entirety before you apply for tuition assistance. If you have any questions, please consult Dan Dudzinski, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church’s Bookkeeper, at 810-664-8594.
LET MI KIDS LEARN: Petition drive provides help to low-income students
There is a nonpartisan effort to enable low-income students in public and nonpublic schools, including Bishop Kelley to have more educational opportunities but it needs your help to succeed.
The Michigan Catholic Conference on behalf of the Catholic Bishops of Michigan is supporting the “Let MI Kids Learn” Petition Drive. It would create “student opportunity scholarships” to low-income families for their out-of-pocket education expenses such as tutoring, school supplies, computers, tuition etc. It also creates a tax credit for donations to scholarship organizations, including Catholic school foundations.
The petition drive needs 340,000 signatures to pass without the governor’s signature (she vetoed similar measures last fall). Please volunteer to help with the signature drive and of course prayerfully consider signing the two petitions (one for the tax credit and one for the scholarship program).
The deadline to submit petitions to the Let MI Kids Learn organizers is May 11. For more information contact Paul Stankewitz, Michigan Catholic Conference, 517-316-3585; or email@example.com. We also have additional information in the school office.
Classical EDUCATION: EDUCATION THAT IS ESSENTIAL
Bishop Kelley Catholic School has been using these challenging times to move to a foundational system of education. The educational system called “Classical Education” was developed over two millennia with the goal of forming wise young minds. At the core of classical education is the Trivium -- the three branches of learning (grammar, logic, and rhetoric) -- adapted to the development of children.
What is Classical Education?
Classical Education teaches students facts, provides them with logical tools to use those facts, and perfects the students’ ability to relate those facts to others. It helps students draw original, creative, and accurate conclusions from facts and then formulate those conclusions into logical and persuasive arguments.
The Classical method inspires students to learn, to think and contemplate, and to pursue knowledge.
Subjects are taught in an integrated approach that helps students make sense of the world. For example, students learn the impact of Math, Science, the Arts and the History of a certain time period, leading to knowledge and understanding of how these subjects relate to each other.
Classical Education is a Christian model that provides:
Updates and information about Classical Education will continue to be provided in order to help you and your students will understand this proven educational model.