Weekly Parent Newsletter
December 18, 2019
Dec. 17 - 20

Dec. 20 - 21
Improv Team Christmas Show: Rudolph 'Unscripted' - 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 21 - Jan. 6
Merry Christmas! Enjoy a safe and restful holiday break.
News & Events
A message from the Tech Counter
Greetings from the Tech Counter! As the long winter break is about to begin, we are asking for the help of our parents once again. Although the Tech Counter will be pushing out updates, we are asking that you assist your child in updating his/her iPad to iOS 13.3. Continue reading here...
SAT Prep Class
Registration is now open for the 2020 SAT Prep Class at BCHS. This is for current BCHS juniors and sophomores. This 6-week SAT Prep class begins Jan. 28 and is taught by BCHS teachers Mrs. Schaffner and Mrs. Hilton. It includes one hour of math and one hour of English each session. Registration is online and cost is $150. Click here for more information! Questions? Contact Mrs. Katie Schaffner at kschaffner@bishopchatard.org
Improv Team presents ‘Rudolph Unscripted’ Dec. 20 & 21
Mark your calendars for Christmas laughs as the BCHS Improv Team asks you to ‘script’ this Christmas entertainment! ‘Rudolph Unscripted’ will involve interaction with the audience in this improv performance. Cost is $5 for the general public; free for BCHS students and North Deanery students with a Future Trojan Pass. These performances often sell out and space is limited. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for seating. Click here to reserve your ticket now!
Bishop Chatard Trivia Night 2020
The next best place to be in January — the BCHS Athletic Booster Club invites you to Trivia Night at BCHS on Saturday, Jan. 11. Dream about island life and sign up your ‘travel partners’ for an escape from the winter cold while putting your trivia knowledge to good use! Click here for more information!
New Class: Fifth Period Concert Band
Beginning the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year, an additional section of Concert Band will be offered during 5th period. If your student has been a former member of the band program here at BCHS, or was involved in band prior to attending BCHS, consider joining us for the next semester. 
5th period Concert Band does NOT require your student to attend zero period rehearsals (still offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 - 7:45 a.m.) Current members can switch into 5th period if desired. Students are advised to see their guidance counselor to adjust their schedules and join for the next semester! If you have questions, please email Director of Music, Mr. Mark Duray at mduray@bishopchatard.org.
Guys and Dolls Spring Musical auditions
Auditions for the musical will be held on January 7 - 9. Contact Troy Cockrum at tcockrum@bishopchatard.org with any questions.
Senior "Congratulations" Yearbook Ads 
Parents of Class of 2020 graduates may now purchase "Senior Congratulations" ads (often referred to as the baby ads) to run in the BCHS yearbook. It is one of our most popular features in the yearbook, and space fills up quickly. Senior Ads will remain on sale until Feb. 3. Please  click here  for more information, or visit our website .
Save the Date: Chatard-a-Bration 2020 on Saturday, Feb. 15!
Win $10,000 in the Chatard-A-Bration Raffle!
Tickets are $50 each or 3 for $125!  Click here  to reserve your tickets today! Raffle tickets make great stocking stuffers! A $500 Early-Bird drawing will be held on January. 15.
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Learn to Dance, 20s Style!
Prepare for this year's Chatard-A-Bration by polishing your patent leather shoes and taking a few dance lessons, BC-style! Our very own Chemistry teacher and former competitive dancer Amanda Horan will be guiding us in the popular dances from the 1920's. The Fox Trot, the Shimmy and, of course, the Charleston will be highlighted, transporting us back in time while preparing us for the big event!
Lessons will be held at Bishop Chatard on January 21 and January 28 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for both sessions.  Register Here!
PSAT Information
Students who took the PSAT this Fall are now able to view their PSAT scores by logging in to their College Board accounts. Students have been instructed to create their College Board accounts by following the directions in the School Counseling Canvas course. Counselors will be visiting classrooms in January to review various opportunities with students. Click here to view these opportunities. Contact Catherine Welch at cwelch@bishopchatard.org with any questions.
Summer Field Studies 2020
Current Bishop Chatard juniors and seniors are invited to join students from Roncalli and Cardinal Ritter for Summer Field Studies 2020: one part academics, one part adventure, one part retreat. The trip dates are June 8 - June 21. For more information on the trip click here or to view the website click here .
Serve and Support During the Holidays
Christian Service Program information for Freshman Parents
As part of the State of Indiana's new Graduation Pathways program, our Christian Service Program has undergone a change impacting the class of 2023 only. This week, the focus is on next year's sophomore year requirement.
At a young age, Scripture shows Jesus participating in his faith at the temple. Continuing in Christ’s footsteps, Sophomore Christian Service will focus on the student's faith community. Sophomores will complete 15 hours of direct service acting as part of their faith community. If they are not active in a particular faith community, we will encourage them to 1) join one for a new experience or 2) partner with a friend who is active in his/her worship community. Their service site supervisor must be someone other than a relative.
In the next parent newsletter, we will be discussing the 2021-2022 school year's junior Christian Service requirement: human dignity for all, serving those on the margins.
Cathedral Soup Kitchen
Looking to get into the holiday spirit with a little time spent in service to the community? BCHS for Kids is in need of a few more people to help serve lunch at the Cathedral Soup Kitchen on Dec. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please consider encouraging your teen to help out, or even join yourself! If you or your teen is interested, please email Michelle Kowal at mkowal@bishopchatard.org.
Athletic News & Events
Football State Championship T-shirts
There are football state championship T-shirts in short and long sleeve available for sale in the BCHS Spirit Shoppe. There are adult sizes small through 2XL available and the cost for short sleeve is $15 and $20 for long sleeve. (Includes tax) Please contact Anne Harless at aharless@bishopchatard.org with questions.
Christmas Spirit in the Spirit Shoppe
Check off all good Trojan Fans on your Christmas list with a gift that lasts all year from the BCHS Spirit Shoppe! Shop all of our spirit items at special holiday hours. Click here to view the holiday hours and to volunteer to work the shoppe!