Save the Date! Reunion Weekend: Oct. 23-25, 2020

TOGETHER AGAIN...virtually!
Celebrate the past and discover Bishop's today during Reunion Weekend! Classes of 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015 "come home" to Bishop's virtually to reunite with classmates and friends. Make your plans to gather online for the events listed below and remember the days of…senior rec room, uniform violations, T-Day, advisory and more.

EVENT LINKS
Event links are included in the Weekend Schedule below. If you need help logging on to an event, please email the Alumni Team at tbsalumni@bishops.com.

REGISTER TODAY
Click here to register! Events are complimentary but registration is required. When you register for the Reunion Weekend virtual events, you’ll be entered into a “virtual door prize” drawing and 10 lucky winners will receive their choice of Bishop’s spirit wear or Amazon gift card (up to a $50 value). Also, all alumni who register for the weekend will receive a Reunion Weekend giveaway by mail before the weekend. Event links are included below.

THANK YOU
Thanks to all who attended the virtual Reunion Weekend 2020. Links to the event recordings will be available on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, OCT. 23

Flashback Campus Tours - access to the virtual tour available all day 
Take a virtual tour of Bishop’s! Check out this comprehensive look into campus, featuring video from every department, plus fun facts and some 360-degree views. Feel free to peruse the whole campus, or pick and choose your favorite spots. Click here to begin your tour.

10:00-10:30 a.m.
Student Panel
What is the Bishop’s experience like today? Hear from a panel of students what’s the same and what has changed since your time at Bishop’s from academics to student life to extracurricular activities and more. Click here to watch.

10:55-11:45 a.m.
Class without Homework - REGISTRATION CLOSED / FULL
See our creative take on distance learning firsthand by sitting in on a virtual class with Bishop’s students. Zoom meeting; video on/audio on. Links will be sent individually to registrants.

6:30 p.m.
Reunion Kickoff Party
Start the weekend at the virtual Reunion Kickoff Party which will include a student performance, toast by Alumni Association Board Events Chair Denise Hoxsey Connolly '82, welcome remarks from Head of School Ron Kim and recognition of the Class Reunion Chairs. Following the Kickoff Party, the Classes of 2010 and 2015 will catch up and reminisce during their virtual Class Happy Hours. Other classes interested in gathering informally following the Kickoff Party are encouraged to set up an online meeting (contact your class chair). Zoom meeting; video on/audio muted

SATURDAY, OCT. 24

Flashback Campus Tours - access to the virtual tour available all day
Take a virtual tour of Bishop’s! Check out this comprehensive look into campus, featuring video from every department, plus fun facts and some 360-degree views. Feel free to peruse the whole campus, or pick and choose your favorite spots. Click here to begin your tour.

9:30-10:10 a.m.
Alumni Chapel Service
All alumni are invited to join virtually for the Reunion Weekend chapel service featuring alumni readers and performers, blessing of classes beyond their 50th reunion and the reading of the names of our deceased reunion alumni. The Rev. Nicole Simpoulos-Pigato’s homily is sure to make you feel as though you are sitting in St. Mary’s Chapel finding peace and inspiration all over again. Zoom meeting; video on/audio muted. Click here to watch.

10:10 a.m.
Milk Break
Celebrate the tradition of a Bishop’s milk break from your own kitchen by joining us for the break between chapel and the state of the school.
Get ready for milk break with this delicious peanut butter cookie recipe from chef and television host Kelly Senyei ‘04. Click here to celebrate milk break through the decades.

10:15-11:00 a.m.
State of the School with Ron Kim
Mr. Kim will share a candid look at protocols and pedagogy in the time of COVID. If you’re curious about these and other aspects of Bishop’s today, you can submit your questions to tbsalumni@bishops.com. Zoom Webinar; video/audio off. Click here to watch.

INDIVIDUAL CLASS REUNION PARTIES

Rekindle friendships and make new memories with old friends at your virtual class reunion party. The following classes have individual class gatherings planned for the following days and times. Please see your class chair or check your email for your Zoom link information.
1965 - Saturday at 10 a.m.
1975 - Saturday at 5 p.m.
1980 - Saturday at 6 p.m.
1985 - Saturday at 12 p.m.
2000 - Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
2010 - Friday at 7:15 p.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m.
2015 - Friday at 7:30 p.m. after Kickoff Party
All reunion classes look forward to gathering in person as soon as it is safe and allowed.

SUNDAY, OCT. 25

Activities vary by class. Please ask your class reunion chair about planning a virtual brunch or farewell gathering with classmates on Sunday morning.



Weekend Schedule

List of 4 items.

  • FRIDAY EVENTS

    Flashback Campus Tours - access to the virtual tour available all day 
    Take a virtual tour of Bishop’s! Check out this comprehensive look into campus, featuring video from every department, plus fun facts and some 360-degree views. Feel free to peruse the whole campus, or pick and choose your favorite spots. Click here to begin your tour.

    10:00-10:30 a.m.
    Student Panel
    What is the Bishop’s experience like today? Hear from a panel of students what’s the same and what has changed since your time at Bishop’s from academics to student life to extracurricular activities and more. Click here to watch.

    10:55-11:45 a.m.
    Class without Homework - REGISTRATION CLOSED / FULL
    See our creative take on distance learning firsthand by sitting in on a virtual class with Bishop’s students. Zoom meeting; video on/audio on. Links will be sent individually to registrants.

    6:30 p.m.
    Reunion Kickoff Party
    Start the weekend at the virtual Reunion Kickoff Party which will include a student performance, toast by Alumni Association Board Events Chair Denise Hoxsey Connolly '82, welcome remarks from Head of School Ron Kim and recognition of the Class Reunion Chairs. Following the Kickoff Party, the Classes of 2010 and 2015 will catch up and reminisce during their virtual Class Happy Hours. Other classes interested in gathering informally following the Kickoff Party are encouraged to set up an online meeting (contact your class chair). Zoom meeting; video on/audio muted.
  • SATURDAY CAMPUS EVENTS

    Flashback Campus Tours - access to the virtual tour available all day
    Take a virtual tour of Bishop’s! Check out this comprehensive look into campus, featuring video from every department, plus fun facts and some 360-degree views. Feel free to peruse the whole campus, or pick and choose your favorite spots. Click here to begin your tour.

    9:30-10:10 a.m.
    Alumni Chapel Service
    All alumni are invited to join virtually for the Reunion Weekend chapel service featuring alumni readers and performers, blessing of classes beyond their 50th reunion and the reading of the names of our deceased reunion alumni. The Rev. Nicole Simpoulos-Pigato’s homily is sure to make you feel as though you are sitting in St. Mary’s Chapel finding peace and inspiration all over again. The link to the recording will be available on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

    10:10 a.m.
    Milk Break
    Celebrate the tradition of a Bishop’s milk break from your own kitchen by joining us for the break between chapel and the state of the school.
    Get ready for milk break with this delicious peanut butter cookie recipe from chef and television host Kelly Senyei ‘04. Click here to celebrate milk break through the decades.

    10:15-11:00 a.m.
    State of the School with Ron Kim
    Mr. Kim will share a candid look at protocols and pedagogy in the time of COVID. If you’re curious about these and other aspects of Bishop’s today, you can submit your questions to tbsalumni@bishops.com. Click here to watch.
  • INDIVIDUAL CLASS REUNION PARTIES

    Individual Class Reunion Parties
    Rekindle friendships and make new memories with old friends at your virtual class reunion party. The following classes have individual class gatherings planned for the following days and times. Please see your class chair or check your email for your Zoom link information.

    1965 - Saturday at 10 a.m.
    1975 - Saturday at 5 p.m.
    1980 - Saturday at 6 p.m.
    1985 - Saturday at 12 p.m.
    2000 - Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
    2010 - Friday at 7:15 p.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m.
    2015 - Friday at 7:30 p.m. after Kickoff Party

    All reunion classes look forward to gathering in person as soon as it is safe and allowed.

  • SUNDAY EVENTS

    Activities vary by class. Please ask your class reunion chair about planning a virtual brunch or farewell gathering with classmates on Sunday morning.

Travel Information

Hotel blocks and discounts:
Reunions are virtual but the hotel information is listed for alumni who need to reference the cancellation details.

Empress Hotel: Discounted rates start at $179 per night. Rates expire on Sept. 23, 2020. Cancellations must be made 24 hours or more prior to the day of reservation for a full refund. See hotel for details. Please call (858) 454-3001 and mention Bishop's Alumni Weekend.

Inn by the Sea at La Jolla: Discounted rates for standard rooms are $143 per night and ocean view rooms are at $189 per night. Rates expire on Sept. 24, 2020. Cancellations must be made 48 hours or more prior to the day of reservation for a full refund. See hotel for details. Please call 1(800) 526-4545 and mention Bishop's School Reunion.

Reunion Chairs

REUNION 2020 - CLASS AGENTS

65th - Mim Wallace Sellgren ’55
60th - Bunny Smith Garrett ’60
55th - Linda Donovan Olson ’65
50th - Roberta Husted Young ’70
45th - Sue Cavanaugh Kivett ’75
40th - Nancy Adams Noonan ’80
35th - Costanza Genoese Zerbi ’85, Layla Kashani ’85, Shellie Martin ’85
30th - The Class of 1990 is seeking a class agent.
25th - Catherine Bagley Beamer ’95, Lindsay Gordon Gratry ’95
20th - Marcy Dodge Bull ’00, Kirsten Grimm ’00, Adam Harris ’00, Blair Henderson ’00, Jason Henry ’00, Alfie Pulido ’00
15th - Gigi Reed Teutli-Vadheim ’05, Lindsey Dodge Wyman ’05
10th - Anafrancesca Comunale ’10, Julia Hill ’10, Sarah Noble ’10
5th - Liam Gaarder-Feingold ’15, Ariana Gallegos ’15

To join the Reunion Weekend Events Committee (plan and run on campus Reunion Weekend events like the kickoff reception, campus tours, chapel service and more) or your Class Reunion Committee, contact the Alumni Office at (858) 875-0505 or tbsalumni@bishops.com.
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