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Pre K- 6 Bourbonnais

Boys Pee Wee Basketball Schedule: The Boys Pee Wee basketball team will have practice on Tuesday, February 19 from 5:30-6:30pm and on Friday, February 22 from 5:45 -7pm. There is no game this week on February 24.

The Mother/Son event is scheduled for Sunday, February 24th at the Kankakee Site at 1:00pm. The deadline to RSVP has been extended to Wednesday, February 20th. Please join us for an afternoon of fun and games!

Las Vegas in Bradley: The LVB committee is asking each family for pop donations for the upcoming event. See the Tuesday folder/emails for specific details. Please drop off donations at the Main Office at your site.

 

Parent Ambassador Hours: Parent Ambassadors are needed for the Las Vegas in Bradley event. Visit bishopmac.com/vegas for the link to sign up to work the event.

 

Progressive Raffle Rally:  The Progressive Raffle Team is hosting a Raffle Rally to call past purchasers on Thursday, February 21st and ALL school parents are invited to attend from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the BMCS Kankakee site cafeteria.  If you would like to attend the call night, please RSVP to melliott@bmcss.org. Parents who attend will earn Parent Ambassador hours and can earn Fundability credit for tickets sold.

 

Progressive Raffle Tickets: The next incentive date for Progressive Raffle tickets is Friday, February 22. Sell 20 tickets before the 22nd and earn an out of uniform day for all students in your family for February 26th.

There is a Mac PAC meeting tonight, Wednesday, February 13th at the Kankakee Site at 7 p.m. Please join us!

Valentine’s Day: In celebration of Valentine’s Day students may wear jeans with a red or pink shirt. Classroom parties will begin at 1:15.

 

The Mother/Son event is scheduled for Sunday, February 24th at the Kankakee Site. Please RSVP before Friday, February 15

Las Vegas in Bradley: The LVB committee is asking each family for pop donations for the upcoming event. See the Tuesday folder/emails for specific details. Please drop off donations at the Main Office at your site.

 

Parent Ambassador Hours: Parent Ambassadors are needed for the Las Vegas in Bradley event. Visit bishopmac.com/vegas for the link to sign up to work the event.

 

Progressive Raffle Rally:  The Progressive Raffle Team is hosting a Raffle Rally to call past purchasers on Thursday, February 21st and ALL school parents are invited to attend from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the BMCS Kankakee site cafeteria.  If you would like to attend the call night, please RSVP to melliott@bmcss.org. Parents who attend will earn Parent Ambassador hours and can earn Fundability credit for tickets sold.

 

Progressive Raffle Tickets: The next incentive date for Progressive Raffle tickets is Friday, February 22. Sell 20 tickets before the 22nd and earn an out of uniform day for all students in your family for February 26th.

 

Mac PAC will be meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, February 13th at the Kankakee Site at 7 p.m.

Valentine’s Day: In celebration of Valentine’s Day students may wear jeans with a red or pink shirt. Classroom parties will begin at 1:15. 

The Mother/Son event is scheduled for Sunday, February 24th at the Kankakee Site. Please RSVP before Friday, February 15

Las Vegas in Bradley: The LVB committee is asking each family for pop donations for the upcoming event. See the Tuesday folder/emails for specific details. Please drop off donations at the Main Office at your site.

 

Parent Ambassador Hours: Parent Ambassadors are needed for the Las Vegas in Bradley event. Visit bishopmac.com/vegas for the link to sign up to work the event.

 

Progressive Raffle Rally:  The Progressive Raffle Team is hosting a Raffle Rally to call past purchasers on Thursday, February 21st and ALL school parents are invited to attend from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the BMCS Kankakee site cafeteria.  If you would like to attend the call night, please RSVP to melliott@bmcss.org. Parents who attend will earn Parent Ambassador hours and can earn Fundability credit for tickets sold.

 

Progressive Raffle Tickets: The next incentive date for Progressive Raffle tickets is Friday, February 22. Sell 20 tickets before the 22nd and earn an out of uniform day for all students in your family for February 26th.

 

Mac PAC will be meeting this week on Wednesday, February 13th at the Kankakee Site at 7 p.m.

Valentine’s Day: In celebration of Valentine’s Day students may wear jeans with a red or pink shirt. Classroom parties will begin at 1:15.

 

2019-20 Registration for Current Families Due This Week: K – 8th grade registration forms for the upcoming 2019-20 school have been mailed to our current families. We ask that you please send in the form and fee no later than Wednesday, February 13 as open registration for new families begins February 14. Thank you! 

Parent Ambassador Opportunity:  The Mother/Son event is scheduled for Sunday, February 24th at the Kankakee Site. Please RSVP before Friday, February 15! We are in need of volunteers to help with set-up, work the event at various stations and help with clean-up.  If you are interested in volunteering & earning Parent Ambassador hours or if you have questions, please email Sarah Williams at scbilladeau@yahoo.com.  Thank you!  

  

Pee Wee Boys Basketball: Practice begins TONIGHT (Tuesday, February 5) and will start at 5:30, not 5pm as originally scheduled. There will be a brief parents’ meeting at 6:30 after practice tonight. Practice on Friday is from 5-6:30pm as scheduled. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Shannon Demack at the Kankakee Site: 815-932-7413

 

Online Book Fair: You can still order great books from the Book Fair Online through this Wednesday, February 6. The class with the most online sales will win a PIZZA PARTY & OUT OF UNIFORM DAY

 

FACTS Application Night: The FACTS Grant & Aid website is currently accepting applications to receive financial aid for the 2019-2020 school year. All applications MUST be submitted and verified by March 1. If you need help with the application process there will be an application night at the Kankakee Site on February 7 from

6-7:30pm. Families from all sites are welcome to attend. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to scholarships@bmcss.org.

 

Parent Ambassador Opportunity:  The Mother/Son event is scheduled for Sunday, February 24th at the Kankakee Site. Please RSVP before Friday, February 15! We are in need of volunteers to help with set-up, work the event at various stations and help with clean-up.  If you are interested in volunteering & earning Parent Ambassador hours or if you have questions, please email Sarah Williams at scbilladeau@yahoo.com.  Thank you!  

 

Pre K - 6 Bradley

Bradley Site Announcements

Band: 4th grade band, February 19 at 3:20 pm at the Kankakee Site. 5th/6th grade band, February 21 at 3:20 pm at the Kankakee Site.

Spelling Bee: Bishop McNamara Spelling Bee, 6 pm at the Kankakee Site.

Mass: Wednesday at 1:30 pm, hosted by 2nd grade and Father Horan.

DEAR DAY/COMFORTABLE CLOTHING DAY: Thursday, February 21st. Students may wear comfortable clothing to help them snuggle up to a good book.

Progressive Raffle Rally: Thursday, February 21 at the Kankakee Site cafeteria, from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm. A night to call past purchasers of raffle tickets and to help reach your sales/fundability goals and earn Parent Ambassador hours.

2nd Trimester: The 2nd Trimester ends Friday, February 22.

Bradley Site Announcements

Parent Workday: Parent workday on February 12, from 9am to 12pm in the MPR. No RSVP needed.

Smencils: Sales begin today and go through Thursday, before school in the gym. $1 per smencil, $2 per smen. 

Band: 4th Grade band, Tuesday, February 12 at 3:20pm at Kankakee Site. 5th/6th Grade band, Thursday, February 14 at 3:20 at the Kankakee Site. 

Mac Pac: Meeting at Kankakee Site at 7pm, Wednesday, February 13.

Mass: 1:30pm on Wednesday. Hosted by Father Peeters and the 3rd grade. 

Out of Uniform Day: Free Out of Uniform day on Thursday, February 14. Wear Red, Pink and/or White. 

President's Day: No school on Monday, February 18th.

 

 

Bradley Announcements

Mid-term Reports: Mid-term reports will be sent home on Wednesday. Please return your child's report card envelope to school.

Catholic Outreach Program: The Bishop McNamara Seniors will begin their Catholic Outreach Program with our students on Tuesday, January 15th.

Band: 4th grade Band will practice on Tuesday, January 15th from 3:20-4pm at the Kankakee Site. 5th/6th grade Band will practice on Thursday, January 17th from 3:20-4pm at the Kankakee Site.

Mass: Mass on Wednesday, January 16th will be hosted by 6th grade and Father Peeters.

Math Competition: The 6th grade Math Team will compete on Wednesday, January 16th at the Kankakee Site from 3:15-4:45pm.

Breakfast with the Bishop: Breakfast with the Bishop will take place on Thursday, January 17th. Congratulations to Owen Ortman!

Early Dismissal: There will be an early dismissal on Friday, January 18th for a School Improvement Day. There will be no afternoon bus. Extended Day will be available.

No School: No school on Monday, January 21st for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Bradley Site Announcements

Adoration: We will be hosting an Adoration during the upper grade recess on Tuesday, December 18th.

Gingerbread Houses: 1st and 5th grade will be building Gingerbread Houses on Tuesday, December 18th.

Band: NO band practice for 4th-6th grades this week.

CMO Mass: The Catholic Ministry Office's Advent Mass will be held in the Chapel at the Kankakee Site on Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30pm. All are welcome.

School Mass: The school mass will be held at 1:30pm on Wednesday, December 19th and will be hosted by 2nd grade and Father Tony.

Christmas Carnival: The student council Christmas Carnival will be held on Thursday, December 20th.

PE: There will be no PE classes on Thursday, December 20th.

Out of Uniform Days: Thursday, December 20th will be a "Red and Green" Out of Uniform day for a $1.00 donation. Friday, December 21st is an Out of Uniform Day!

Christmas Celebrations: We will be having a Christmas Movie day in the morning on Friday, December 21st, followed by Christmas Caroling at 11:15 in the gym. There is an early dismissal at 11:30am. There is no extended day or afternoon bus.

Christmas Break: Christmas Break is from December 22 through January 7th. Classes resume on January 8th.

Bradley Site Announcements

Advent Reconciliation Service: For grades 3-6 on Monday, December 10th. The service will begin after the lunch recess at 1:15pm.


Parent Workday: Tuesday, December 11th we will be preparing the fleece for blanket making.

 

Mass: Mass will be held at 1:30pm on Wednesday, December 12th and is being hosted by 6th grade. There will be a special Our Lady of Guadalupe skip before mass begins.

 

Christmas Band Concert: 4th-6th Grade Band Concert is on Wednesday, December 12th at 7pm at the Kankakee Site.

 

PreK-6th Grade Christmas Concert: The Christmas Concert is being held at Olivet Nazarene University's Centennial Chapel at 6:30pm on Thursday, December 13th. Students should arrive by 6:15pm. Doors open at 6pm.

Grade 7 - 8 Kankakee

Las Vegas in Bradley: The LVB committee is asking each family for pop donations for the upcoming event. See the emails sent to parents for specific details. Please drop off donations at the Main Office at your site.

 

Parent Ambassador Hours: Parent Ambassadors are needed for the Las Vegas in Bradley event. Visit bishopmac.com/vegas for the link to sign up to work the event.

 

Progressive Raffle Rally:  The Progressive Raffle Team is hosting a Raffle Rally to call past purchasers on Thursday, February 21st and ALL school parents are invited to attend from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the BMCS Kankakee site cafeteria.  If you would like to attend the call night, please RSVP to melliott@bmcss.org. Parents who attend will earn Parent Ambassador hours and can earn Fundability credit for tickets sold.

 

Progressive Raffle Tickets: The next incentive date for Progressive Raffle tickets is Friday, February 22. Sell 20 tickets before the 22nd and earn an out of uniform day for all students in your family for February 26th.

 

Sports - Results from IHSA state wrestling tournament: Caleb Magruder 126lbs 3rd,

Andrew Steffes 132lbs 4th

Happy Birthday yesterday to Tyshon King, Cameron Link

Happy Birthday today to Aiden Weber

Read more about Kankakee Site Announcements (J.H.)

Mother/Son Event: Don't forget to turn in your RSVP for the Mother/Son event TODAY, February 15th! On Sunday, February 24th at 1pm, come join us for an afternoon of gaming fun. Be part of the Nerf War or play basketball, mini golf, cornhole, or one of the other many fun games! Forms are available in the main office.

 

Las Vegas in Bradley: The LVB committee is asking each family for pop donations for the upcoming event. See the Tuesday folder/emails for specific details. Please drop off donations at the Main Office at your site.

 

Parent Ambassador Hours: Parent Ambassadors are needed for the Las Vegas in Bradley event. Visit bishopmac.com/vegas for the link to sign up to work the event.

 

Progressive Raffle Rally:  The Progressive Raffle Team is hosting a Raffle Rally to call past purchasers on Thursday, February 21st and ALL school parents are invited to attend from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the BMCS Kankakee site cafeteria.  If you would like to attend the call night, please RSVP to melliott@bmcss.org. Parents who attend will earn Parent Ambassador hours and can earn Fundability credit for tickets sold.

 

Progressive Raffle Tickets: The next incentive date for Progressive Raffle tickets is Friday, February 22. Sell 20 tickets before the 22nd and earn an out of uniform day for all students in your family for February 26th.

 

Happy Birthday today to Kaileen Phillips and Kati Brouillet.

 

Read more about Kankakee Site Announcements (J.H.)

Mother/Son Event: Don't forget to turn in your RSVP for the Mother/Son event by TOMORROW/Friday, February 15th! On Sunday, February 24th at 1pm, come join us for an afternoon of gaming fun. Be part of the Nerf War or play basketball, mini golf, cornhole, or one of the other many fun games! Forms are available in the main office.

 

NO SCHOOL: There will be no school on Monday, February 18 in observance of President’s Day.

Read more about Kankakee Site Announcements (J.H.)

Mother/Son Event: Don't forget to turn in your RSVP for the Mother/Son event by Friday, February 15th! On Sunday, February 24th at 1pm, come join us for an afternoon of gaming fun. Be part of the Nerf War or play basketball, mini golf, cornhole, or one of the other many fun games! Forms are available in the main office.

Las Vegas in Bradley: The LVB committee is asking each family for pop donations for the upcoming event. See the Tuesday folder/emails for specific details. Please drop off donations at the Main Office at your site. 

Parent Ambassador Hours: Parent Ambassadors are needed for the Las Vegas in Bradley event. Visit bishopmac.com/vegas for the link to sign up to work the event.

Progressive Raffle Rally:  The Progressive Raffle Team is hosting a Raffle Rally to call past purchasers on Thursday, February 21st and ALL school parents are invited to attend from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the BMCS Kankakee site cafeteria.  If you would like to attend the call night, please RSVP to melliott@bmcss.org. Parents who attend will earn Parent Ambassador hours and can earn Fundability credit for tickets sold.

Progressive Raffle Tickets: The next incentive date for Progressive Raffle tickets is Friday, February 22. Sell 20 tickets before the 22nd and earn an out of uniform day for all students in your family for February 26th.

 

Read more about Kankakee Site Announcements (J.H.)

Mother/Son Event: Don't forget to turn in your RSVP for the Mother/Son event by Friday, February 15! On Sunday, February 24th at 1pm, come join us for an afternoon of gaming fun. Be part of the Nerf War or play basketball, mini golf, cornhole, or one of the other many fun games! Forms are available in the main office.

Sports -

Wrestling Pontiac Sectional Results: Blain Christie 1st, Caleb Magruder 1st, Andrew Steffes 1st, Jacob Ramirez 2nd and Donovan Golden 4th. All qualified for the IHSA Class 1A State Wrestling tournament.  Wrestling begins on Thursday at 12pm. 

Tonight is Senior Night where all Winter Sports will be recognized. Please come out and support the Boys Basketball Team as they take on Chicago Christian at 7:30pm and see the Guyrish perform with the Poms!

Read more about Kankakee Site Announcements (J.H.)

Grade 9 - 12 Kankakee

Yearbook – It’s not too late to order a yearbook for 2018-2019. Order online at Jostens.com or bring a check payable to “BMCS” to the Main Office for $70.

 

Winter Ball – Vote for class rep and King at lunch tomorrow.  Winter Ball tickets will be on sale during lunches for $10. The dance is this February 23 from 7-10 pm. Guest Request forms are in the Main Office.

 

Las Vegas in Bradley: The LVB committee is asking each family for pop donations for the upcoming event. See the emails sent to parents for specific details. Please drop off donations at the Main Office at your site.

 

Parent Ambassador Hours: Parent Ambassadors are needed for the Las Vegas in Bradley event. Visit bishopmac.com/vegas for the link to sign up to work the event.

 

Progressive Raffle Rally:  The Progressive Raffle Team is hosting a Raffle Rally to call past purchasers on Thursday, February 21st and ALL school parents are invited to attend from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the BMCS Kankakee site cafeteria.  If you would like to attend the call night, please RSVP to melliott@bmcss.org. Parents who attend will earn Parent Ambassador hours and can earn Fundability credit for tickets sold.

 

Progressive Raffle Tickets: The next incentive date for Progressive Raffle tickets is Friday, February 22. Sell 20 tickets before the 22nd and earn an out of uniform day for all students in your family for February 26th.

 

Sports - Results from IHSA state wrestling tournament: Caleb Magruder 126lbs 3rd,

Andrew Steffes 132lbs 4th

Happy Birthday yesterday to Tyshon King, Cameron Link

Happy Birthday today to Aiden Weber

Read more about Kankakee Site Announcements (H.S.)

Course Selection Sheets – The deadline to turn in Course Selection Sheets is 3/1/19. Please see Guidance to get that completed. Also Registration forms for next year, must be turned in before we can take your Course Selection Sheet.

 

Mother/Son Event: Don't forget to turn in your RSVP for the Mother/Son event TODAY, February 15th! On Sunday, February 24th at 1pm, come join us for an afternoon of gaming fun. Be part of the Nerf War or play basketball, mini golf, cornhole, or one of the other many fun games! Forms are available in the main office.

 

Bowling - Anyone interested in joining the Bowling Club second semester, please see Ms. Sullivan in room 110, or e-mail her at psullivan@bmcss.org.

 

Las Vegas in Bradley: The LVB committee is asking each family for pop donations for the upcoming event. See the Tuesday folder/emails for specific details. Please drop off donations at the Main Office at your site.

 

Parent Ambassador Hours: Parent Ambassadors are needed for the Las Vegas in Bradley event. Visit bishopmac.com/vegas for the link to sign up to work the event.

 

Progressive Raffle Rally:  The Progressive Raffle Team is hosting a Raffle Rally to call past purchasers on Thursday, February 21st and ALL school parents are invited to attend from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the BMCS Kankakee site cafeteria.  If you would like to attend the call night, please RSVP to melliott@bmcss.org. Parents who attend will earn Parent Ambassador hours and can earn Fundability credit for tickets sold.

 

Progressive Raffle Tickets: The next incentive date for Progressive Raffle tickets is Friday, February 22. Sell 20 tickets before the 22nd and earn an out of uniform day for all students in your family for February 26th.

 

 

Happy Birthday today to Kaileen Phillips and Kati Brouillet.

 

Read more about Kankakee Site Announcements (H.S.)

Out of Uniform – Tomorrow high school students only may be Out Of Uniform for a $2 donation to Black History Month.

 

Last chance – Last chance to get your spot on the bus for today's girls basketball game. See Mr. Rutter with your $10 payment by 10:00 am.

 

Mother/Son Event: Don't forget to turn in your RSVP for the Mother/Son event by TOMORROW/Friday, February 15th! On Sunday, February 24th at 1pm, come join us for an afternoon of gaming fun. Be part of the Nerf War or play basketball, mini golf, cornhole, or one of the other many fun games! Forms are available in the main office.

 

Winter Ball –  Winter Ball tickets will be on sale during lunches for $10. The dance is February 23 from 7-10 pm. Guest Request forms and picture order forms are in the Main Office.

  

Bowling - Anyone interested in joining the Bowling Club second semester, please see Ms. Sullivan in room 110, or e-mail her at psullivan@bmcss.org.

Read more about Kankakee Site Announcements (H.S.)

Drivers Ed - Any student who is interested in taking Drivers Education this summer, there is an information sheet, registration form, and a grade verification form in the Main Office. Sign-ups will take place on Wednesday, March 6 in the Celtic Knot right after school

Winter Ball –  Winter Ball tickets will be on sale during lunches for $10. The dance is February 23 from 7-10 pm. Guest Request forms and picture order forms are in the Main Office.

Mother/Son Event: Don't forget to turn in your RSVP for the Mother/Son event by Friday, February 15th! On Sunday, February 24th at 1pm, come join us for an afternoon of gaming fun. Be part of the Nerf War or play basketball, mini golf, cornhole, or one of the other many fun games! Forms are available in the main office.

Bowling - Anyone interested in joining the Bowling Club second semester, please see Ms. Sullivan in room 110, or e-mail her at psullivan@bmcss.org.

Las Vegas in Bradley: The LVB committee is asking each family for pop donations for the upcoming event. See the Tuesday folder/emails for specific details. Please drop off donations at the Main Office at your site.

Parent Ambassador Hours: Parent Ambassadors are needed for the Las Vegas in Bradley event. Visit bishopmac.com/vegas for the link to sign up to work the event.

Progressive Raffle Rally:  The Progressive Raffle Team is hosting a Raffle Rally to call past purchasers on Thursday, February 21st and ALL school parents are invited to attend from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the BMCS Kankakee site cafeteria.  If you would like to attend the call night, please RSVP to melliott@bmcss.org. Parents who attend will earn Parent Ambassador hours and can earn Fundability credit for tickets sold.

Progressive Raffle Tickets: The next incentive date for Progressive Raffle tickets is Friday, February 22. Sell 20 tickets before the 22nd and earn an out of uniform day for all students in your family for February 26th.

Sports – There will be a fan bus to the girls basketball game tomorrow. Cost is $10 for the admission ticket plus the bus ride. Sign-ups are during lunch today.

 

Read more about Kankakee Site Announcements (H.S.)

Winter Ball –  Winter Ball tickets will be on sale during lunches for $10. The dance is February 23 from 7-10 pm. Guest Request forms are in the Main Office.

Mother/Son Event: Don't forget to turn in your RSVP for the Mother/Son event by Friday, February 15! On Sunday, February 24th at 1pm, come join us for an afternoon of gaming fun. Be part of the Nerf War or play basketball, mini golf, cornhole, or one of the other many fun games! Forms are available in the main office.

Bowling - Anyone interested in joining the Bowling Club second semester, please see Ms. Sullivan in room 110, or e-mail her at psullivan@bmcss.org.

Yearbook – It’s not too late to order a yearbook for 2018-2019. Order online at Jostens.com or bring a check payable to “BMCS” to the Main Office for $70.

Sports -

Wrestling Pontiac Sectional Results: Blain Christie 1st, Caleb Magruder 1st, Andrew Steffes 1st, Jacob Ramirez 2nd and Donovan Golden 4th. All qualified for the IHSA Class 1A State Wrestling tournament.  Wrestling begins on Thursday at 12pm. 

Tonight is Senior Night where all Winter Sports will be recognized. Please come out and support the Boys Basketball Team as they take on Chicago Christian at 7:30pm and see the Guyrish perform with the Poms!

Read more about Kankakee Site Announcements (H.S.)