Knights Family Weekend

October 6-7


It's a Great Weekend to be a Knight

The annual Knights Family Weekend is set for October 6-7, 2023. Join us for a weekend of Knights family fun with Friday dances for grades 3-5 and 6-8, DECA's 2nd annual Haunted (and not-so-haunted) Trail, a cookout with our Athletic Boosters, homemade ice cream by the Archery Club, the limited time return of Castle Café, a band performance, colorful hair designs and a cake walk by the PTSA and of course -- fireworks! Then, kick off your Saturday morning in full color with either a 1-mile or 5k Color Run, fueled by a delicious pancake breakfast sponsored by the Band Boosters.

This weekend is being planned by the students and families, for the students and families, so come out and support DECA, the Athletic Boosters, Senior Beta Club, PTSA and the Chatham Charter Knights Band. The annual event aims to do the majority of fundraising for school organizations during this weekend.

Friday, October 6

Dance Parties for Grades 3-5 & 6-8

Students in grades 3-5 will have a dance party sponsored by Chatham Charter DECA immediately following dismissal in the multipurpose room while grades 6-8 will have one sponsored by the Senior Beta Club in the gym. Middle schoolers will be able to purchase treats from the Castle Cafe pop-up store, while 3-5 grade students will have light snacks provided. Admission is $5 per student for both dances. Tickets must be purchased in advance for both can be purchased here. (No walk-ups)

Knights Athletic Boosters Cookout & Raffles

Bring your appetite because the Athletic Boosters are selling chicken tender and hot dog dinners beginning at 3:30 outside the gym. There will be Baja, BBQ and plain grilled chicken options, along with hot dogs, chips desserts and drinks. A combo will be $9 for either two chicken skewers or two hot dogs, or one of each plus chips and a drink. Additionally, enter for your chance to win one of two raffle prizes -- a premier parking spot for winter and spring athletics events and a free home game family pass. Tickets are 1 for $2, 5 for $9 and 10 for $18. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted.

Archery Club Homemade Ice Cream

Support the Archery Club as they make and sell homemade chocolate and vanilla ice cream for $3/cup, cash only. Supplies and donations are needed as well. Sign up here to help!


Come get your chance to dunk a Chatham Charter staff member, change your haircolor, get your face painted or win a cake with the PTSA! Tickets will be on sale at the event for $1 each, and tickets will be collected at each PTSA station. The dunking booth will be 3 tickets per throw or 2 throws for 5 tickets. Color hairstyles will be 3 tickets for one color, 5 tickets for two, or 1 ticket for one highlight streak. The cake walk will be one ticket per round. Cash, card or check accepted at the event

DECA's Haunted (& Not-So-Haunted) Trail

Come walk the Chatham Charter Haunted Trail from 6:30-9:00 pm. Admission is $5 and can be purchased online in limited quantities as well as during the event. The trail covers almost a half mile of the cross country trail and is planned and manned by Chatham Charter DECA students. The Not-So-Haunted Trail is 4:30-6:00 pm and will delight the younger kids. Donations accepted at the event.

Castle Café

DECA's Castle Café will return for a pop-up limited time opening for the duration of the event on Friday to serve smoothies, frappes, iced coffee drinks and hot chocolate.

Chatham Charter Band Performance

At 6:15 pm, come hear the sounds of the Chatham Charter Band as they hold a free performance on the baseball field. They will feature middle and high school students, and will include new music selections.


At 7:30, take a walk to Chatham Charter's soccer and softball complex to watch the annual signature fireworks show.

Saturday, October 7

5k Color Run and 1mi Fun Run

Saturday morning will be a colorful one as Chatham Charter DECA brings back the popular Color Run. With a 5k race for the older set (beginning at 8:30) and 1mi fun run option for families with younger kids (beginning at 9:30), this is a great event for the whole family. Register here by September 29 to guarantee your free commemorative shirt. Walk-up registration will be taken the day of the race at the baseball field, but t-shirts can't be guaranteed.

Band Pancake Breakfast

Join the Chatham Charter Band for pancakes from 7:00-10:30am in the multipurpose room in the elementary building. Plates are $10 and include three pancakes, sausage, coffee and orange juice. Cash/checks will be accepted the day of the event. A perfect way to start your day or fuel up after the Color Run!