Bishop Kelley Catholic School News for week ending April 8, 2022
Welcome Mrs. LaJewski!
Mrs. Lajewski, mother of Claire, Noah and Nicholas, has graciously agreed to be our Bishop Kelley Secretary! Thank you very much Mrs. Lajewski! We look forward to working with you.
Welcome IDE Family!
We are excited to have Ethan (Grade 5), Andrew (Grade 3), and Bella (Grade 2), join our Bishop Kelley Catholic School family!
JEANS DAY on Wednesday IF…
Last week, we sent home applications for Free and Reduced Lunches. Please apply for them, even if you don’t think your family qualifies as Bishop Kelley receives some funding for each application. If we receive applications from a majority of students by Tuesday, April 12, we will have a Free Jeans Day on Wednesday, April 13! Thank you for supporting Bishop Kelley Catholic Schools.
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, 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
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
WE NEED YOUR HELP
We distributed information about our June 3 Walkathon just before break. Please be sure to submit your T-shirt orders and any sponsor sheets to the front office. This year’s theme is “Mary, Mother of the Eucharist.” Thank you Erin Hammond, our Parent Teacher Group (PTG) president, for your hard work! Our PTG needs your help, with these and other events. Please contact Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. Of course, we always need your volunteer help in a variety of ways.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:
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!
AOD TUITION ASSISTANCE: APPLY NOW Through YOUR FACTS FAMILY PORTAL 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 FOR TAX CREDIT TUITION PAID
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have additional information in the school office.
THIS IS AN IMPORTANT INITIATIVE AND WE NEED HELP FROM YOU AND THE COMMUNITY! THANK YOU!