Weekly Parent Newsletter
January 22, 2020
Jan. 23
All School Mass

Jan. 24
Dismissal: 2:10 p.m.

Jan. 27 - 31
Catholic Schools Week
Monday: School begins at 8:55 a.m.

Jan. 29
Spell Bowl

Jan. 31
Dismissal: 2:10 p.m.
News & Events
Catholic Schools Week
Please join us in celebrating Catholic Schools Week January 27 - 31 . Each day will include faith formation opportunities, contests, prizes, dress-up days and more! Click here for more details!

Join Campus Ministry for an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on the morning of January 28! Click here to view the flyer. Contact Steven Patzke at spatzke@bishopchatard.org with any questions.
Christian Service Program information for Freshman Parents
Completed and signed Christian Service Verification Forms are due tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 23) to Seminar A teachers. Information can be found here. Verification Forms can be found here . Contact Steven Patzke at spatzke@bishopchatard.org with any questions.
Community Service Day
Community Service Day is a BCHS tradition where 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 . Campus Ministry needs all permission slips by February 24. Permission slips can be completed here. All students participate in Community Service Day. Questions? Contact Steven Patzke at spatzke@bishopchatard.org.
Improv Comedy Show 
Friday, Jan. 24 ~ 7 p.m.
The Balding Eagles (Bishop Chatard's Improv Comedy Team) will present its first show of the year on Friday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Kyle Guyton Theatre. Cost is $5 (students are free). All proceeds go to the Girl's Lacrosse Team. Contact Tyler Mayer with any questions at tmayer@bishopchatard.org. Click here to view the flyer!
TedEd Student Talks at BCHS 
Bishop Chatard will be presenting student-delivered TEDTalks on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Kyle Guyton Theatre. Students will share their inventive ideas to improve the world. Tickets will be available soon. Students wishing to be considered for a TEDTalk need to audition on Jan. 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the Kyle Guyton Theatre. Click here for more information. Contact Troy Cockrum at tcockrum@bishopchatard.org with questions.
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
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 .
Bishop Chatard Summer Camp registration opening soon!  
Camp registration will open during Catholic Schools Week! Watch your email for details about the registration process. Camps focusing on sports, service, the arts and much more will be offered. Spend your summer with BCHS!
Tickets on sale now: Chatard-a-Bration 2020 on Saturday, Feb. 15!
Join BCHS for Chatard-A-Bration on Saturday, Feb. 15, as we pay homage to The Roaring Twenties! Come dressed to impress 20s style. We’ll pop the champagne and dance the Charleston in our Trojan Speakeasy.

  • Cocktails – Dinner – Dancing
  • Saturday, Feb. 15; 5:30 – 11:00 p.m. at BCHS
  • Tickets are $125/person or $1250/table of 10

Raffle tickets are still available for purchase! Enter your chance to win the Grand Prize of $10,000! Winner will be drawn the night of the event. Click here for more information!
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Save the Date: Guys and Dolls
The BCHS Theatre presents Guys and Dolls. The spring musical will take place on March 19 - 21 . Tickets will go on sale in mid-February! Click here to see the cast list.
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 at  here . Thank you for considering this fulfilling opportunity!
Volunteer Opportunity
The Joseph Maley Foundation is looking for student volunteers to assist JMFitness Adaptive Swimming program, a program that is an adaptive, all-inclusive environment for children of all abilities to learn the basics of swimming. Click here for more information!
Support the BCHS El Salvador Trip!
Cepillo Y Tablero ~ Brush and Board:
Join Carol Wagner in the BCHS cafeteria for a wood sign workshop on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 3 p.m. to raise money for the 2020 El Salvador Immersion Trip. Those who attend will be guided to make a customized piece of art, enjoy light refreshments and celebrate fellowship while supporting our students. Cost is $50 and Cash/Check/Paypal are accepted. Additional signs may be purchased and created for an additional $15. RSVP by Jan. 22 . RSVP to  ohmanuela@comast.net.
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
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 are visiting classrooms to review various opportunities with students. Click here to view these opportunities. Contact Catherine Welch at cwelch@bishopchatard.org with any questions.
Athletic News & Events
Bishop Chatard Softball Winter Camp
All softball players, grades 1 – 8, are invited to the 2020 BCHS Winter Softball Camp. 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.
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 3 and 6-day sessions. For more information please go to  www.campranchoframasa.org . Camp brochures are available in the main office. 
Job Opportunity at Saint Lawrence
Saint Lawrence Catholic School is looking for a school secretary to begin February 1. Ideal candidates have experience in reception and administrative assistant work. Bi-lingual candidates preferred, but not required. If interested, please email resumes to Sarah Watson,  swatson@saintlawrence.net .
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.