PARENTS OF ALUMNI NEWSLETTER
PARENT AND ALUMNI NEWS
(Did you know that this newsletter is updated throughout the month … check the website often for all the latest!)
Thanks to all of our Past Parents who came out to our Parents of Alumni Fall Social on Friday, October 28th. What a great crowd we had and a good time was had by all. A few of the pictures are posted above. Details coming soon for our Spring 2017 Social!
Join Our Facebook Group - BL Official Parents of Alumni
We just created a Facebook Group just for our past parents. We wanted to give you a more convenient way and better opportunity to serve each other, our alumni children, and the school community. Just click the below link!! Please share so other parents are aware and can join as well.
Come Join Us for our Inaugural MISSION: RALLY CAMO CARNIVAL on Sunday, February 26th from 1 pm – 6 pm. This is a day filled with fun, food and fellowship!
ALL are welcome
d to join us for this campus-wide carnival of FOOD, GAMES, PRIZES, HORSESHOE TOURNAMENTS, 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL, BOUNCE HOUSES, CASINO AND MUCH MORE! ADMISSION IS FREE!
100% of the proceeds from Mission: Rally will go to the Tuition Assistance Program, for need-based financial aid, helping to make Bishop Lynch the special place it has been for over 50 years! Mark your calendars to get in on all the fun and excitement! If you’re interested in purchasing raffle tickets to help our students reach their individual goal and BL’s goal of $150,000, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Go to www.bishoplynch.org/missionrally for more information on the event or to sign up or register!
We are also offering booth sponsorships at six levels, and we hope that you will be able to provide your support - Executive Platinum: $5,000, Platinum Sponsor: $2,500, Diamond Sponsor: $1,000, Gold Sponsor: $500, Silver Sponsor: $250 and Bronze Sponsor: $100. Your company’s name, your name and/or your student’s name will be prominently displayed on the booth sign of your choice. Go to www.bishoplynch.org/mission-rally---carnival-sponsorship to see all the available booths. Please contact Mission: Rally at email@example.com for any questions.
Thank you for supporting Bishop Lynch, our mission, and the students who benefit from a Bishop Lynch education. Together, we can.....
Congratulations to BL’s Wrestling Team!!
Bishop Lynch wrestlers hit a milestone last weekend, winning the first prep state duals title in BL wrestling history and going unbeaten in duals on the way to the top.
The Friars won consecutive duals against Kincaid, St. Thomas and St. Marks to clinch a place in the championship bracket. Once there, Bishop Lynch topped Liberty Christian and host St. John's in the championship.
In the semifinal, Liberty went ahead by as many as 11 points with just two matches to go, meaning the Friars would need to win both by pin to advance. BL delivered by pinning opponents to give BL a 40-39 win. In the final dual, the lower weights came up big and helped the Friars jump out to a 27-0 lead. St. John's charged back and closed the gap to a single point, but BL sealed the victory by a 39-32 final score.
Six wrestlers from BL went undefeated during the tournament! The victory was a true example of a "team win," as each participant contributed to the outcome.
For the complete story and write up just click the below link: http://www.blfriars.org/…/w…/2016-17/releases/20170123hjqbss WAY TO GO FRIARS!!
Calling All Former Men and Women Basketball Players!!
We have an upcoming event just for you! We hope you will join us this Friday, February 3rd for the 2nd Annual Basketball Alumni Reunion. Not only reunite with some of your former classmates but come watch our exciting BL Basketball Teams play that evening. Our Boys Varsity Team is ranked No. 5 (25-7 overall, 7-2 district) and have won 12 straight and our Girls Varsity Team is ranked No. 1 (24-4 overall, 10-1 district) and have won 7 of their last 8 games!! Hospitality Room for our Alumni Players opens up at 5 pm! Complimentary game tickets, beverages and light appetizers will be served! Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 1st if you plan to attend so we can plan accordingly. Just click here to RSVP or for more info.
Click here for the Young Alumni FB group!!
Young Alumni - We Need Your Participation!!!
Alumni and Former Students from the Classes of 2000 - 2013 are cordially invited to attend out Inaugural Young Leadership Council gathering on either Tuesday, February 7th or Wednesday, February 8th. Both gatherings will be held at The Rustic, 3656 Howell Street, Dallas, Texas 75204. Enjoy Complimentary Appetizers and Beverages as BLHS President, Mr. Chris Rebuck presents the Vision for BL and How You Can Participate! Just click here to RSVP for one of the nights. WE look forward to seeing you at The Rustic!
We’re putting the GRASS in the PAST!!
Join us for our 5th Annual BL Baseball Alumni Game and special dedication ceremony of the NEW McIngvale Field, Saturday, February 11, 2017!! All Former Baseball Players and their guests are Invited to the Field Dedication at 2 pm with the Alumni vs. BL's Men's Varsity Game immediately afterward! Once again we will have the Taco Truck with all the fixings and plenty of beverages on hand for our guests! Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 8th if you plan to attend so we can plan accordingly. Just click here!
Next Shoreline cleanup is on Monday, February 27th - FTLOTL - White Rock Lake
We need your help!! Come out and help us clean up our adopted shoreline at White Rock Lake. This is for the entire BL Community so the more we have out there the more we make an impact!! We meet at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm on Monday night and then afterwards head over to The Lake House for a few beverages - our treat! To better explain the shoreline cleanup - our Alumni Association's Community Service Committee has adopted a small portion of White Rock Lake's shoreline. In this program, a group agrees to keep their adopted part litter-free. Please consider helping out our Alumni Association by joining us! Bring a friend, bring your family, - what a great way to reconnect and also help the community and environment!! We hope to see you - meet at our designated area - see map on the left for the exact location on W. Lawther Dr., just south of Mockingbird.
Blackfriars Spring Musical and Alumni Dinner/Show
The Blackfriars Guild announces the 2017 spring musical: Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL! Performances will be March 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 @ 7:00 PM AND March 5 and 12 @ 2:00 PM. Tickets are $10 each, general admission, and may be purchased at the school, or by emailing Terry May. Group Rates and Reserved Seating are available. For more information, please call 214-324-3607 ext. 4131.
All Alumni are invited to attend the Blackfriars DINNER/THEATRE on Saturday, March 11. The cost is $30 per person and includes a nice meal and RESERVED SEATING for the show! The dinner begins at 6PM and will be held in the Atrium. Please RSVP by emailing Terry May.
On Sunday, March 5 we invite Disney fans to join us for the show! We will have a separate party for the kids in the BL Bistro during intermission. Please reserve your spot NOW for this event!
Save the Date - Class of 1967 50th Reunion
Friday & Saturday, May 19th & 20th, 2017, all the details coming soon!
A Huge Thank you to our BL Students and our BL Alumni Advisory Board
For the second year, the Bishop Lynch Alumni Board and Bishop Lynch High School have joined efforts to sponsor families through the Catholic Charities Christmas Angel Project. Together we sponsored 25 families. 82 children and 60 adults. Each child received 2 gifts for a total of 164 children’s gifts and the Alumni provided gifts for 60 adults from these families. Our efforts were a great success and all gifts were picked up on December 12 and taken to the CC Marillac Center were the distribution of gifts took place on Sunday, December 17. At the Center many caring and giving ladies spent their days organizing all the gifts as they came into the center. The gift of their time and talent made this year’s Angel Gift Distribution the biggest on record - well over 5000+ gifts to over 1200 families who were able to celebrate this wonderful holiday with greater joy due to the efforts of so many. Way to go Friars!
Alumni in the Military
Throughout the year on our military/armed forces holidays, we honor all of our alumni and former students that are currently serving in the United States Military. If you know of any classmates that we may have omitted from this list, please forward this newsletter to them or supply us with the information so we can contact them or their families. Also, the Alumni Office would like to show our gratitude to those that
Also, the Alumni Office would like to show our gratitude to those that have served in the armed forces especially those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, their life. We are currently compiling this list and would appreciate any assistance you can provide us as we attempt to update our records.
ALUMNI BRAG BOARD:
Joe Miskulin is pictured on the left
Congratulations to Joe Miskulin ’74 who was honored with the CSAA President’s Award for Leadership in Education, Proprietary Monitoring. Joe has been with State Farm Insurance for 35 years, the last 20 as the manager of the State Farm proprietary central station. He is one of the founding members of the CSAA Proprietary Council, which started in 1999. As quoted by Joe in the article “This is completely unexpected and humbling for someone like me, who came into this profession with a ton of questions and no experience to speak of. I don’t have the words to thank all of the mentors that have helped me along the way.” Way to go Joe – BL is so proud of you! Click here to read the entire article on Joe.
Congratulations to Jack Timmons '78 who is making news again in Seattle and in the world of BBQ! This time it is Jack’s BBQ. After starting Seattle Brisket Experience back in 2013 he now has opened this restaurant that continues to draw his loyal followers. As one Seattle blogger describes it, the bbq just "melts away at the tongue immediately". Jack was highlighted in this month's Texas A&M Foundations' LEAD by EXAMPLE issue. Just click here to read the wonderful article called The Boss of Barbeque by Tyler Allen. Jack is an '82 graduate of Texas A&M University.