Weekly Parent Newsletter
February 19, 2020
Feb. 20
All-school Mass

Feb. 21
Dismissal: 2:10 p.m.
Balding Eagles Improv Show: 7:00 p.m.

Feb. 24
Arrival: 8:55 a.m.

Feb. 26
Ash Wednesday
News & Events
Important Updates about 2020-2021 Registration Deposits & Financial Aid
Due to the President’s Day Holiday, the FACTS withdrawal of next year’s  registration deposits  will be delayed by one or two days. The $350 or $500 will come out of your account on Feb. 25 or 26. Please watch your email as you will get a reminder from FACTS when your special withdrawal has been set up. This is ONLY for current families who are paying BCHS through FACTS.  
If you are the parent of an incoming freshman and you have not returned your Registration Form for the Class of 2024, along with your check, please remember that those forms are due Monday, February 24 .  
Reminder:   Financial aid applications  for current families are due by March 10. It is extremely important that you get your application filled out. Don’t forget to use your 2019 tax returns and upload those documents as soon as possible. Even if you will need to extend your tax return, please submit an application and note in the comments section that you are extending. If you are a voucher family, please remember that while the IRS will allow an extension to file your returns to October 15, the state of Indiana requires a 2019 tax return to qualify for the voucher ( our deadline is August 1 ). Click here to learn more about the registration deposits.

If you have questions about these withdrawals/deadlines, please contact Dan Thompson at  dthompson@bishopchatard.org  or Karen Feeney, Tuition Manager, at kfeeney@bishopchatard.org .
Black Student Union 'Cultural Dance' workshop
Monday, Feb. 24 ~ 3:30 p.m.
The Black Student Union is hosting a “Cultural Dance of West Africa” workshop with Arts for Learning dancer Ronne Stone on February 24. This is FREE and open to the first 25 students or adults who sign up.

In this workshop, you will explore the history and culture of West Africa through dance and learn to communicate through movement. Snacks will be provided.

Learn more about Cultural Dance of West Africa here ! Click here to sign up.
Choir Auditions
Auditions for Vox Troiano (Voice of the Trojan) and Sounds of Silas will take place on Tuesday, February 25 after school in Music Room 115. Students interested should come prepared to sing their choice of either "America, The Beautiful" (one verse, one chorus) or "Amazing Grace" (one verse). There will also be a short, vocalization exercise (to determine their voice part) and a short, sight-reading exercise (to determine the level of your ability to read music). Auditions are open to current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Click here for more information.
Improv Comedy Show 
Friday, Feb. 21 ~ 7 p.m.
Join the Balding Eagles (Bishop Chatard's Improv Comedy Team) for their show on Friday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Kyle Guyton Theatre. Cost is $5 (students are free). All proceeds go to the boys basketball team. Contact Tyler Mayer with any questions at  tmayer@bishopchatard.org. Click  here to view the flyer!
TedEd Student Talks at BCHS 
Thursday, Feb. 27 ~ 7 p.m.
Bishop Chatard will be presenting student-delivered TEDTalks on February 27 at 7 p.m. in the Kyle Guyton Theatre. Students will share their inventive ideas to improve the world. Tickets are free. For more information about presenters and to reserve your tickets, click here ! C ontact Troy Cockrum at tcockrum@bishopchatard.org with questions.
Give Blood at BCHS
Friday, Feb. 28
8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Consider giving the gift of life by donating during Bishop Chatard's Annual Blood Drive on Friday, Feb. 28. Blood drive will be held in the Auxiliary Gym from 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. For more information or to sign up, click here .
Pray with the Trinity Club
Friday, Feb. 28 ~ 7:50 a.m.
BCHS parents are invited to join the Trinity Club next Friday, Feb. 28, in the chapel at 7:50 a.m. We'll start off the Lenten season with a rosary led by the Campus Ministry staff. Rosaries are available or bring your own. It's a wonderful way to start your day!
Community Service Day
Permission slips due to Campus Ministry by February 24
Community Service Day is a BCHS tradition when the entire school community takes time to serve around Indianapolis at shelters, parishes, parks and other agencies. This year's Community Service Day is on March 20 . Permission slips can be completed here . All students participate in Community Service Day. Questions? Contact Steven Patzke at spatzke@bishopchatard.org .
Dad's Day Breakfast 
Wednesday, March 11
Bishop Chatard Dad's Day Breakfast is honored to welcome Archbishop Charles Thompson as the featured speaker in a special Wednesday edition of the Dad's Day program on March 11! 

Doors open at 6:00 a.m. Food lines open at 6:15 and the speaker will begin at approximately 6:35. The morning will conclude no later than 7:15 a.m. Cost is only $5.00 per person, payable at the door. Click here to RSVP!
BCHS Theatre Presents: Guys and Dolls
BCHS Theatre invites you to enjoy this year's spring musical, "Guys and Dolls," with performances on March 19, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. Online ticket sales are now open. Shout-outs, play fees and program ad orders are being taken until February. 24. Click here to purchase shout-outs or get your ticket!
Bishop Chatard Summer Camp registration is now open!  
Bishop Chatard is offering over a wide variety of sport and enrichment camps this summer. There is something for every interest! Visit Bishop Chatard's  Summer Camp Webpage  to view a list and description of camps, along with details about camp dates, age ranges, cost, available discounts and access to our camp registration page. Early Bird rates in effect until March 20!

Bishop Chatard uses the ACTIVE Online Software for camp registration. If you have registered campers in the past, you will sign in using your username and password. New users will be prompted to create an account when completing their first camp registration. We look forward to seeing your child this summer at Bishop Chatard!
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 .
From the Counseling Office
Summer Programs: FBI Leadership Academy
Attention Juniors who are interested in the FBI! Check out this free summer opportunity on the BCHS College Counseling Website. Applications are due April 1. Click here for more information! Please pick up applications from Ms. Welch in the School Counseling/Guidance office.
PSAT Information
All students who took the PSAT in October have now received their score reports and booklets; students have been instructed to access their scores online and take advantage of related resources including test prep; scholarship opportunities; career, major and college exploration; and more. Click here for more information!
Cultural Opportunity
Bishop Chatard is fortunate to enroll full-time international students who enrich the diversity of our student body. These students live with host families who receive financial support to provide a loving and stable environment during the school year. Bishop Chatard partners with Foreign Links Around the Globe (FLAG), a non-profit headquartered in Michigan, to bring these students, who can be from almost anywhere in the world, to our community. If you or someone you know would like more information about becoming a Host Family, please contact guidance counselor Catherine Welch at cwelch@bishopchatard.org  or extension 2257. Learn more about FLAG  here . Thank you for considering this fulfilling opportunity!
Athletic News & Events
Bishop Chatard Softball Winter Camp
Saturday, Feb. 29
All softball players, grades 1 – 8, are invited to the 2020 BCHS Winter Softball Camp on Saturday, Feb. 29. Join us to learn and work on the basics of the game from our high school team and coaches. It’s a great way to meet future Trojans while improving on the game we all love! Click here to learn more about the camps and to register! Contact Kerry Lynch at klynch2026@gmail.com with any questions.
Tryouts for Boys Volleyball
All boys are invited to try out, regardless of experience and skill level. Important: a ticket to play is required to attend the tryouts. The first tryout night will be Monday, Feb. 24 , from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Varsity Gym. Team selections will continue through Thursday, Feb. 27, or until the rosters are filled. Regular season practices begin on Monday, March 2. Please contact Coach Joven at  jjoven@bishopchatard.org  if you have any questions.
Boys Wrestling call-out meeting
Call out meeting for all who are interested in wrestling next season. This meeting will take place Monday, February 24 in the Cafe during Seminar and will be less than five minutes. Contact Damian Schmitt at dschmitt@bishopchatard.org with any questions.
Rugby Team call-out meeting
There will be a Rugby team call-out meeting on  Friday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. during seminar in the Varsity gym. Questions? Please contact Leslie Schrader at  Ccschrader@comcast.net.
Boys Soccer call-out meeting
There will be a call-out/parent meeting for any boy interested in playing soccer next season on Monday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. The upcoming summer schedule and expectations for the 2020 season will be topics covered in this meeting. Hope to see you there!
If you have any questions, please contact Head Coach Mike Carney at mcarney@bishopchatard.org .

CYO Tournament
The boys soccer team will be hosting a CYO Futsal Tournament on March 21 in the auxiliary gym. Registration is free. Schools and teams interested in playing are asked to contact Michael Carney at the email address above . Click here for more information!

The Boys Soccer Team will be in the weight room every Tuesday and Thursday starting February 4 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Good News to Share
Mock Trial Competition
Congratulations to all of the Bishop Chatard students who participated in the Indiana Mock Trial Competition on Saturday, Feb. 15. Senior Maddie Felts and freshman Sarah Semon received the "Best Attorney Award," and senior Patrick Felts and freshman Macie Knoll received the "Best Witness Award." 
Grace Hurley dives into State!
Congratulations to freshman Grace Hurley, who finished 14th in the Indiana State Diving Competition on Saturday, Feb. 15. Grace was the only freshman to advance to the finals of the competition. 
Community News
Attend CYO Camp
Camp Rancho Framasa in Nashville, Indiana, has summer camping opportunities for ages 7-19. Established in 1946, CYO Camp is an inclusive, residential camp offering three- and six-day sessions. For more information please go to  www.campranchoframasa.org . Camp brochures are available in the main office. 
Help to advocate for Catholic schools!
Support the Indiana Non-Public Education Association. Visit the INPEA website to read about the latest happenings at the Indiana Statehouse and how you can help.