Mid-Summer Parent Newsletter
July 15, 2019
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We hope that your family is enjoying a relaxing summer. Time does fly, and here at Bishop Chatard, we are preparing for the rapidly approaching school year!

Within the next week, you will receive an email with important Back-to-School documents to complete. Please watch for that email. Below are some important dates to mark on your calendar. More specific information about these dates will be provided soon. Visit the BCHS website at www.BishopChatard.org for updates.

Tuesday, Aug. 6: Orientation/First Day of School for all students; Freshman Parent Coffee immediately following drop-off

Wednesday, Aug. 7: Regular class schedule begins for all students

Monday, Aug. 12: Meeting for parents of freshmen, sophomores and juniors, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 14: Back-to-School Night

Monday, Aug. 19: Meeting for parents of seniors, 6:30 p.m.

BCHS Summer Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Attention Parents of Juniors & Freshmen playing Fall Sports
If your student is a junior or freshman playing football, soccer, volleyball or cheerleading, you should have received an important email that contains instructions and your student's own unique code to complete the Baseline ImPACT Test for his/her specific sport. This email was sent to a parent email on file for your student. If the email has not been received, please check Spam folders.
Contact Rick Santerre LAT, ATC at rsanterre@bishopchatard.org , if you have any questions or concerns.
Music Dept. Parent Meeting July 25
The BCHS Music Department will host a parent meeting on Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m. in the Kyle Guyton Theater. If you have a student participating in a music class or ensemble, you are encouraged to attend to learn about the many details, procedures, and activities happening with BCHS Music!
Boys Alumni Soccer Match July 19
Calling all Trojan Alumni Boy’s Soccer players ... Play soccer at Bishop Chatard once again at the boy’s soccer alumni match. This will be held on Friday, July 19, at 7 p.m. at the BCHS stadium. Questions? Contact head coach Michael Carney at mcarney@bishopchatard.org .
Host Families for International Students
Did you know that Bishop Chatard enrolls international students? These students stay with us year after year and graduate from Bishop Chatard. During the school year, these students live with local families who provide meals, transportation and loving support, for which they receive monthly compensation. 

Our Foreign Links Around the Globe (FLAG) students have the choice of hundreds of schools throughout the country, but they chose Bishop Chatard because of our academic rigor, values-based education, and wealth of opportunities. FLAG students really become a part of the family and are expected to participate in family outings, extended family gatherings, vacations, chores or jobs at home, etc. Word has gotten out that Trojan families are loving, kind and supportive -- all of the qualities that you would want in the family hosting your own child.

This culturally enriching opportunity yields life-long friendships and countless other benefits. Would you be interested in learning more about becoming a host family for the 2019-2020 school year? Please contact Catherine Welch at  cwelch@bishopchatard.org  for more information about specific students who we need to place. Additional information about the program and the application can be found at  www.flag-intl.org
Booster Bash registration coming soon!
The Bishop Chatard Athletic Boosters will host the annual Booster Bash on Saturday, Aug. 17. This event, open to people 21 and over, will feature appetizers and drinks, and games including Euchre, Cornhole, and Hole-in-One chances. Registration on the BCHS website is coming soon!
2019 National Catholic Youth Conference
Join 25,000 teens from around the country for an exciting, three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic youth, grades 9-12. The schedule includes general sessions, workshops, and opportunities for reconciliation, daily liturgy, and special activities such as concerts, a dance and comedy club. Those interested in attending the conference should contact is Kyle Murphy at kmurphy@ihmindy.org. For further information on the event, please click here and to register for NCYC, please use this link.
Financial Aid Appointments now available
Every family who will be receiving any financial aid for the 2019-2020 year must make a Financial Aid Appointment to talk with the Business Office and complete the process for applications for ‘vouchers’ (Indiana Choice Scholarships) and SGOs (tax credit scholarships). A signed copy of 2018 tax forms should be brought to the appointment.
Annual Fund Dinner & Achievement Awards

Save the Date! Bishop Chatard High School will host its Annual Fund Dinner & Achievement Awards on Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Watch for more information coming soon!