Weekly Parent Newsletter
November 26, 2019
Bishop Chatard is closed from Wed., Nov. 27 - Fri., Nov. 29. Classes will resume on Mon., Dec. 2. 
Nov. 26
Pep Rally-2:45 p.m.

Nov. 27-29
Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 29
State Football Championship Game-3:30 p.m.

Dec. 2
Mass with the Archbishop for Seniors-10:00 a.m.
Sophomore Ring Ceremony-10 a.m.

Dec. 4
Wednesday Walk-Thru

Dec. 6
Christmas on Crittenden-6 to 8 p.m.
Holla Dance

Dec. 7
Senior-Directed One Act Plays
A message from President Bill Sahm
I can't think of a more appropriate time of year to thank all of our parents for entrusting your children to us. I am frequently asked, "What makes Bishop Chatard so special?" And, my answer is, in part, "We have great families, who all want the same things for their children." The values you impart to your children and the support we receive from you makes our job so much easier and rewarding.

I would also like to thank our faculty, staff and administration for pouring their hearts and souls into the formation of all of our students. The students also deserve thanks for their contribution to the lives of their fellow Trojans, students and adults alike.  

The community of Bishop Chatard High School is truly blessed.

God bless you and Happy Thanksgiving!

Bill Sahm
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Some thoughts leading up to our Thanksgiving holiday…
I feel fortunate that I am able to begin each day at Bishop Chatard with time and a place for prayer. I arrive early and take advantage of the quiet time, alone in our chapel. My prayer follows a pattern. I fight the urge to ask for something for myself right away, but instead begin with prayers of gratitude. I follow this by praying for family and the needs of others and finally, praying for my own needs. Continue reading...
News & Events
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Football team heads to state finals!
Friday, Nov. 29 at 3:30 p.m.
Join us in cheering on the Trojans as they play Heritage Hills in the Class 3A State Football Championship game! Buy your tickets in advance through BCHS, and $1 of those tickets sales is returned to BCHS! Tickets are $15 and are available in the BCHS Athletic Office at the following times: Tuesday through 7 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and Friday 8 a.m. to noon. Come out to Lucas Oil Stadium to support your Trojans as they play for the 3A State Championship. Watch for more information about pre and post-game festivities!
Senior Directed One Acts
Saturday, Dec. 7
This is an opportunity for our senior theatre students to shine! Senior Director One Acts is a collection of short plays selected and directed by BCHS seniors on Saturday, Dec. 7, in the Kyle Guyton Theatre (Room 102). Performance times are at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. Each One Act Play will be performed during each show. Click here to purchase tickets. One Acts often sell out, so secure your seat now! Contact Troy Cockrum at tcockrum@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 .
Cepillo Y Tablero ~ Brush and Board
A BCHS El Salvador Immersion Fundraiser
Join Carol Wagner in the BCHS cafeteria for a wood sign workshop on Sunday, Dec. 8, 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 made be purchased and created
for an additional $15. RSVP by December 4. Contact  ohmanuela@comast.net with any questions Click here to sign up!
Senior "Congratulations" Yearbook Ads 
Parents of Class of 2020 graduates will soon have the opportunity to 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. The link will be available beginning on Dec. 1. Senior Ads will remain on sale until Feb. 3, 2020. Please  click here  for more information, or visit our website .
Save the Date: Chatard-a-Bration 2020 on Saturday, Feb. 15!
Volunteers Needed
The BCHS Chatard-a-Bration committee is looking for parent volunteers to help with solicitation for the Chatard-a-bration silent auction. We will provide lists of businesses and past donors from each parish area to make your job easy. Click here to volunteer!

Chatard-A-Bration Raffle is underway!
Buy a chance to win $10,000 in this year's Chatard-A-Bration Raffle! The Early-Bird Prize is $500 (Drawing on Jan. 15, 2020), $50 for one and $125 for three. The Best Deal: through December 17, you will receive 3 tickets for the price of 2. That is 3 tickets for just $100! Click here for more information on purchasing tickets. Tickets must be purchased and paid for by December 17 to receive this offer!
Thanksgiving Day Meal Project
Bishop Chatard will again be making 350 warm Thanksgiving meals for the David S. Moore Food Pantry and other needy organizations, to be distributed on Thanksgiving Day. We need a few hands to help make this a success. 
  • Volunteers are needed for kitchen help and cleanup, service line, making desserts and delivering the meals at various times from 7:30 – 11:00 a.m. If volunteering, prepare to be flexible with the tasks.
  • Donate a dessert to the meal. Desserts can be delivered to BCHS on Tues., Nov. 26, between 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sponsorships to help fund the meal are also being accepted.
Christmas on Crittenden
Friday, Dec. 6
Bishop Chatard alumni and community members will gather at BCHS to celebrate with their children for  Christmas on Crittenden  on Friday, Dec. 6, from 6-8 p.m. For more information on the event, click here or RSVP here.
Meal Programs at BCHS
Read the latest updates on meals, payments and other details from the Cafeteria Manager, Michael Dlugosz here!
Breakfast and lunch are available for purchase by students at BCHS! Request special dietary needs, view menus, and read about payment options and an app offered through My Mealtime. Find out more about qualifications for Free & Reduced Meals or access the application to apply .
Athletic News & Events
Boys Lacrosse Spirit wear
BCHS Boys Lacrosse Spirit wear is now available. Lacrosse spirit wear makes great Christmas gifts for friends, family and fans. The sale ends on Dec. 3 and all orders will be available before Christmas (unless requested size is not available). Pickup will be at BCHS -- those dates will be emailed to all those who submit orders.
Rugby information night
There will be a Rugby team information night for parents and players on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Northside Events and Social Club (Northside Knights of Columbus). Please attend to learn more about the Royal Irish Rugby Club. Contact Leslie Schrader at ccschrader@comcast.net with any questions.
Support the BCHS Swimming and Diving teams
Dine at Chipotle in Broad Ripple on Wednesday, Dec. 4, and support the Trojan Swim & Dive teams! Dine with us between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and bring the attached flier or tell the cashier you are with Bishop Chatard Swim Team!
Community News
St. John's presents the 2019 Christkindl Village
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in downtown Indy is hosting the 8th annual Christkindl Village on December 12 - 15. The Christkindl Village is located at St. John Catholic Church (126 W. Georgia St.) on the west block of Georgia Street, in St. John's parking lot and in the old Pan Am Arena on Georgia Street. All are welcome! Admission is free and open to the public. Activities are indoors or inside heated tents.

At the festival there will be a live animal nativity, alpine slide for kids and adults, selfies with St. Nick, kid's activities including ornament making, great German foods, beer and gluhwein garden, and hand-crafted gifts from market vendors. There are also special events all weekend long including Sacred Music Festivals on Friday and Saturday evenings, Eucharistic Procession on Saturday evening, and Family Day on Sunday with special events for kids. New this year: Christmas Trivia Night on Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Put together a team and compete! More information is available at  www.stjohnsindy.org/village .