STUDENT LIFE HEADLINES  

 Handbook Modifications 

Casual Fridays:

In recognizing that an abrupt change in allowing what types of shirts students may wear on Casual Fridays has created difficulty without adequate notice from the prior spring semester, Dr. Riley is approving the following change to Casual Friday attire for the 2017-2018 school year:  "A club, team or BL polo or t-shirt purchased through the Activities Office or The Lynch Locker" 

Uniform socks:

The Bishop Lynch administration recognizes that the 2017-2018 Student-Family Handbook contains an inconsistency in the description regarding the socks that are part of the school uniform.  Therefore, for the sake of clarity and consistency, the following adaptation is being made for the 2017-2018 school year:  School-approved socks may have a small logo (for example, a white sock may contain a small Nike logo). All other requirements still apply.  This issue will be reviewed and clarified in the 2018-2019 Student-Family Handbook.

Please note that your source for accurate information regarding all uniform expectations will be official communications as printed in the Student-Family Handbook or written communications from the Bishop Lynch High School Office for Student Affairs.

 Together We Pray - Friday, August 18th 

Please join the Bishop Lynch Community as we gather for Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on Friday, August 18th at 3:15 pm in the Competition Gym to begin our school year in prayer and fellowship.

All are welcome!

 Dad's Club Summer Bash 

New and returning Dad's and Mom's, join us for burgers and beverages on Wednesday, August 23rd, from 7:00 to 9:00 at the home of Brian Walter, 7407 Axminster Ct. Please RSVP to Mark Leonard, mwltwinsdad@sbcglobal.net for an evening of fun and conversation. 
 
We will be collecting the $25.00 annual dues which cover the cost of five social events, payable by cash, check or charge. 
 
The club also organizes Community Service activities suitable for Freshmen through Seniors. 
 

 BL Choir’s Annual Meet and Greet Party! 

Join us for light refreshments and an opportunity to meet other choir students, choir parents, the Choir Booster Board, and the Choir Director!

Bishop Lynch High School Atrium 
Sunday, August 27, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This is an IMPORTANT EVENT for ALL Students and Parents to attend… 

PARENTS - We need YOU to be an active part of the Choir Booster Organization. Come and learn about ways to help your student’s choir program to have a successful year! 

STUDENTS - Come and meet our newest choir members, have your first official combined choir “rehearsal” of this year, and hear some EXCITING NEWS about our spring plans! 

Please RSVP (for planning purposes) by August 24th to: Kathy.Leos@bishoplynch.org

 Come be a Part of Something Great! 

Welcome to the new school year!  We are so excited that you have chosen to call BL home.

Are you looking for more from your high school experience than just classes?  Do you want to be part of an exclusive, high-achieving organization that looks great on college apps?  Do you have a desire to improve upon the legacy of musical greatness at BL?  Then you should join the BAND!

We are looking to grow the program and that starts with people like YOU!  No prior musical experience is needed to join.  There are plenty of opportunities to play with the band, including but not limited to: Friday night football games, pep rallies, concerts, spring trips, public performances, jazz band, etc.

We have an amazing time being together and building relationships that will last well beyond your last day here.  We hope you will consider growing with us; we know you will have an unBeLievable time!

For more info, visit us at http://bishoplynchband.org, or email Mr. Balettie (andrew.balettie@bishoplynch.org).

 Club Friar - open to all K-8th graders 

We are excited to announce the upcoming Club Friar year for our Kindergarten through 8th grade students. All Club Friar members receive free admission to home athletic events and fine arts performances at Bishop Lynch, free membership, free Club Friar t-shirt and much more. We do require a new membership every year. Take a minute to visit our website and register today

http://blfriars.org/information/clubfriar

 Back to School Night 

Join us for Back to School Night on:
August 30th, Freshman/Senior 7 pm
September 6th, Sophomore/Junior 7 pm

 

 BL Bistro Updates 

BL Bistro Hours of Operation:

• Breakfast & Grab and Go: 7 am to 9:15 am (Use MKS to Purchase)
 Grab and Go reopens from 3:30pm to 6:00 pm (Use MKS to Purchase)

Stay in touch with "Touch of SAGE!"

 Favorite menu items
 Track allergns
 Give feedback
 View events
 And more

Download it now! Available on Android and iOS systems 
 
SAGE understands the need and concerns of guests with food allergies. If your Student has a food allergy, please send the students name, grade level, allergy, and allergy severity to the Food Service Director, Hillary Cox at hcox@sagedining.com. We encourage guests with food allergies to use our online menu feature and Touch of SAGE App to view each day's offerings and their ingredients. The allergen filter allows patrons to screen for items that contain specific allergens. SAGE strongly recommends students engage with kitchen team members if they have any questions in regard to the food being served within the BL Bistro. 

 

 Leyden Lecture Series - Justin Wren, August 31 

Justin Wren, author of Fight for the Forgotten and our all-school Common Book, will speak as part of the Leyden Lecture Series at 4:00 pm on August 31st. Be sure to mark your calendar, you don't want to miss it!

 Texas Rangers Catholic School Night 

The Texas Rangers 2nd Annual Catholic School Night is Saturday, Septemeber 30. Please click HERE for more information on group ticket sales. 

 

 Class of 2018 Senior Retreat 

The Tech Team for Senior Retreat is already hard at work to make the Class of 2018’s retreat the best! In order to do that, we need your help. 

Please send group photos (3 or more people) from the Class of 2018’s high school years to blsenior2018retreat@gmail.com. Consider the following ideas for photos to submit – classroom pics, school dance group pics, team photos, mission trips, school travel and language trips, service projects, performing art pics, club meetings, etc.). Please submit your photos, no later than Monday, August 21st.  

Note: We will make every attempt to ensure that all classmates are included.  Submission of photos does not guarantee their inclusion in our retreat media.

Care Kits for the homeless

Seniors, 

As we continue preparing for senior retreat, which will take place on September 17th-18th and in addition to collecting pictures for the senior slide show, we are also going to be collecting supplies to make care kits for the homeless. Below is a list of items that need to be brought per alphabet according to your last initial:

Last Name A-F: bring shampoo/soap, travel size (at least 3 each)
Last Name G-L: toothbrushes/toothpaste (travel size, at least 3 each)
Last Name M-P deodorant
Last Name Q-R: small snacks (trail mix, granola bars)
Last Name S-Z: pairs of socks

 


GUIDANCE & LEARNING CENTER HEADLINES

 Weekly Guidance Updates 

In this week's Guidance updates, you will find:

•  Senior Parents Guidance Program
•  College Night
•  College Rep Visits at BL
•  Free PSAT Practice Test for Sophomores & Juniors
•  PSAT Test Prep Course for Sophomores & Juniors
•  SAT and ACT at BL
•  ACT Accommodations
•  Accommodations Plans for students with documented disabilities

Click here to download: August 17, 2017, Guidance Updates 

 

ATHLETIC INFORMATION AND HEADLINES

 Meet the Coaches - August 19 

Please join us for Meet the Coaches Night, Saturday, August 19 at 6:30 pm. This is an ADULT ONLY event.

 Lady Friars come up clutch, topple second UIL 6A program 

Two games into the new season, the Bishop Lynch Lady Friars have already proven themselves in crunch time.

Read the complete story at http://bit.ly/2v20IjN.

 

 Football scrimmage available for live streaming 

The Friars’ football scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 18 is available to stream live on the BL Sports Media YouTube channel.

To access the live stream, visit https://youtu.be/ovEV_RXdZd8. The Friars host Carrollton Ranchview at Roffino Stadium. The event begins at 6 pm.

 

 Sports Passes available for purchase 

The Bishop Lynch Athletic Booster Club is now selling athletic season passes for the 2017-2018 school year.

By purchasing an athletic season pass, you receive admission to every regular season sporting event held on the Bishop Lynch campus.

Also, your purchase enables the booster club to continue supporting the school in the development and construction of athletic facilities and the funding of scholarships for student-athletes.

To purchase a season pass, visit http://bit.ly/blsportspasses.

For more info, contact Colleen Dunavin, Sports Pass Chair at colleen.dunavin@dell.com.

  

TUITION & MY KIDS SPENDING NEWS

 An Important Reminder from the Business Office 

If you pay monthly to the Business Office, please make sure you are current with your payments to avoid any disruptions.

August 15, 2017
September 15, 2017
October 16, 2017
November 15, 2017
December 15, 2017
January 15, 2018
February 15, 2018
March 15, 2018
April 16, 2018

If you pay monthly to the Business Office, please make sure you are current with your payments to avoid any disruptions.

If a tuition funding method has not been setup nor tuition payment received, your student will not be able to receive a class schedule during orientation nor begin the first day of school.

My Kids Spending (MKS)
If you haven’t set up your account, please do so ASAP (https://www.mykidsspending.com – contact friarnet@bishoplynch.org if you encounter any issues).  The kids are making purchases that you need to be aware of in order to maintain a positive balance.  Please sit down to discuss the student’s spending and assist them in keeping a monthly budget for purchases.  This will be helpful to ensure the balance isn’t out of control by the end of the quarter when it must be positive.

Please note that all fall sporting fees, cloth goods and any other various charges to participate in a fall athletic program will be charged to your child’s MKS account and must be funded no later than October 6, 2017 to be eligible to start 2nd quarter. All charges to your child’s MKS accounts must have a positive balance by the end of the 1st quarter. All parking passes will be charged over the next few of weeks. 

Please direct any questions or concerns to Betsy Arciniega x 4104 or betsy.arciniega@bishoplynch.org. Thank you! 

 

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