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PARENTS GET IT DUNNE!

 

ABOUT THE PARENTS' ASSOCIATION

Our small school is doing big things and we want everyone to be a part of it. We invite our Oak Cliff community and beyond to join us in supporting our school’s athletics, arts, and extracurricular activities that are loved by our kids.

Did you know?

  • Bishop Dunne 2023 graduates were accepted to 183 colleges and universities and offered $12.3 million in scholarships. Schools include University of Notre Dame, Spelman College, University of Texas, Benedictine College, Juilliard School, Colorado School of Mines and many others.
  • Bishop Dunne has the most state-of-the-art GIS and gaming labs for high school students in the region.
  • A Bishop Dunne teacher has won Teacher of the Year for the last two years competing among all Texas high school teachers in the Catholic Dioceses.
  • Several Bishop Dunne students took advantage of The Collegiate Institute and received Associates degrees from Dallas College.

Parents Association Council

President
Curtique Simon

President Elect
Open

New Parent Ambassadors Chair
Joy Smith

Parliamentarian
Open

Secretary
Sharon Jackson

Treasurer
Kristi Jurek 

VP Dads Club
Frankie Valencia

VP Fundraising
Beth Keyes

VP Athletics
Luis Martinez

VP Arts 
Open

VP High School
Dawn Slovacek

VP Middle School
Sue Bacsik

VP Parent Captains & Communications
Tish Thompson

VP Hospitality
Holli Haddix

VP Volunteers 
Shunia Hopkins


 

It's that time again!!!! Our annual spring fundraiser is set for March 21. We've joined forces with the Development Office for a special evening supporting our campus and our students. Mark your calendars and purchase your tickets early. We'll enjoy a beautiful night out with music, food, and fun.  Thank You!

Register Here


 

how to get involved

Thank you to all who filled out a volunteer form this past school year. We are using the forms to create a database of volunteer interests and skills to call upon throughout the year. We will email you if a need comes up. Upcoming needs are also shared in the Falconer  and on GroupMe.

We are currently filling out our Parents’ Association Council and Committees. If you would like to throw your name in the hat or nominate someone else, please send an email to pac@bdcs.org.

We are so grateful to our families for giving of their time, talent and treasure. Families are asked to volunteer 40 hours or more of service per school year to the school orto make a donation.

Safe Environment

All volunteers must complete Safe Environment training annually. For questions or to check your status, please contact Anna Lee Friesen, Director of HR and Safe Environment at afriesen@bdcs.org.

Volunteer Opportunities Calendar

Go to  TRACK IT FORWARD  to create an account (only one account per family). Once you create your family account you will be able to view volunteer opportunities under the "Events" tab, sign up to volunteer for different events, and log volunteer hours.  

To receive volunteer hours please be sure you are signing up through Track It Forward. This volunteer system serves many purposes including confirming all volunteers are Safe Environment cleared.

Mrs. Echavarria is the school’s Volunteer Coordinator. She can be reached by calling the school office or email nechavarria@bdcs.org


 

Mission

The Parents Association (“PA”) works to build community, raise funds, and support the school through events and functions conducted by parent volunteers who serve on the Parents’ Association Council, Committees, and as Grade Level Captains with the support of all Bishop Dunne parents.

 Upcoming Events

Bishop Dunne Presents: Rock the Cliff

March 21, at The Kessler Theatre

 

Parent association Projects

Senior Parking Spots:  A new tradition was launched and raised over $2,000 for prom

Summer Socials – New and returning students gathered by grade to celebrate the start of the school year and build community

Pre-game Party Our tailgate committee organized a fun social with performances by the cheerleaders and Falconettes.

Holiday Happiness Our Hospitality committee provided an end of the semester Christmas lunch through monies raised for the PAC during the Kick-Off campaign, individual parents also contributed gift cards and other gifts.

Baseball Concessions The PA is coordinating concessions for baseball games. 

Thankful Thursdays Reference Sheet for Class Room Parents

Every month the PA Grade Level Captains organize food and drink and goodies to let our staff know how much we love and appreciate them.

  • To make a donation to Thankful Thursday, parents can use the link in the Falconer or click here.  
  • Lead Class Room Parents can contact the BD PAC Treasurer to see how much money has been donated.  They can then buy supplies, food and beverages for Thankful Thursdays using the money that has been donated.  Please keep all the receipts for items you wish to be reimbursed.
  • Once the event is over, the Lead Class Room Parent can email the BD PAC Treasurer at bdpactreasurer@gmail.com with copies of their receipts in PDF format for reimbursement.  Please also include the following information for proper reimbursement:  name of person requesting reimbursement, their address, email address and phone number.
  • When the BD PAC Treasurer receives this information, they will then submit a reimbursement request to the Business Office.  Once the request has gone through the proper approvals, a check will be cut and sent to the person requesting the reimbursement at the address they submitted.  This usually takes 3-5 days.
  • Questions can be emailed to the BD PAC Treasurer at bdpactreasurer@gmail.com