Rocket Report

Vol. 3, No. 7, September 20, 2019
Words with Wilson
Thank you to all those families that attended our first Meet and Greet last night! We had over 30 families from Pre-K and K show up last night to enjoy a hot dog cook-out and fellowship. It was great to see so many students and parents visiting and enjoying the beautiful evening. A big thank you to Mr. Rush for all of his hard work on the set-up, cleaning and grilling of the hot dogs, while I attended the Roncalli 50th Anniversary dinner.  

The idea came to me last year during the 8th grade play when a parent commented that he did not know a couple of the kids in the show. I decided that we needed to do something as a school to get parents and students from grade levels together each year so we could get to know each other and form solid relationships. Hence the Meet and Greets were born! 

Our next one is October 24th and it is for 1st grade. We encourage all first grade families to come and enjoy the fun!
Friday, September 27th!
Family Quota
1 child family - $65
2 child family - $90
3 or more children - $115
Junior Weather Forecasters
Mrs. McClurg’s 3rd grade class is participating in a Junior Weather Forecasting Program through Fox 59. Fox 59 will be coming to their classroom to meet the students, and give a presentation on October 23rd. In addition, some students were selected to go to Fox 59 and present a LIVE weather report. They will get to be on the air and tour the station. Below you will find the students who are going, and the dates to tune and watch the morning weather.  

September 26 - Maria Carothers
October 3 - Hattie Knot
October 10 - Landyn Boyd
October 24 - Lucas Blackmon
Boys Basketball Registration
Boys basketball registration is now open! Until Friday, September 27th. Please note because of our required team submissions to CYO, there will be NO LATE REGISTRATIONS, NO EXCEPTIONS. We hope everyone understands that the amount of teams we enter, we pay for each. Additionally, having any late registrations completely changes how we divide and make up our teams. So please understand the reasoning for this policy. Thank you.

The fee to play is $95.00 and this includes the use of a basketball uniform. You will not pay through the CYO system, but you still must register through CYO system.  We will add your basketball fees to you FACTS account as an incidental billing on September 27th. You will have 2 weeks to pay without incurring a late fee. This is another way we hope to streamline all billing for our families at St. Roch.

If you are interested in coaching a team, please contact Jeff Borders no later than September 15th by email to: . There will be a coaches meeting the week of the 16th. Thank you!
The upcoming events include:

* Parent/Teacher meetings on 10/10/19. (Snacks and dinner needed!)

PTO Fun Night 9/26
Mother/Son Night 2/8
He and Me Dance 2/22
School Mass Schedule
All School Masses will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:15am unless otherwise noted.
Wed. 9/25 - Mr. Tindall's 7th Grade

Fri. 9/27 - Sr. Anne's 6th Grade

Wed. 10/2 - Mr. Watson's 6th Grade

Fri. 10/4 - Mrs. Agresta's 5th Grade

Wed. 10/9 - Mr. English's 5th Grade

Fri. 10/11 - Mr. G's 4th Grade

Wed. 10/23 - Mrs. Payne's 5th Grade
Sunday Mass Attendance
K-Jordan 73%
K-Plummer 60%
1-Borders 48%
2-DeArmond 65%
2-Leppert 50%
3-McClurg 59%
4-Gallamore 73%
4-Payne 87%
5-Agresta 87%
5-English 69%
6-Sr. Anne 72%
6-Watson 68%
7-Tindall 79%
8-Chamberlin 87%
8-Feltman 93%
Total School Attendance = 70%
Lunch Menu
Week of September 23rd
Salad Option - Grilled Chicken Salad

Entree Option - Rocket Dog
Server Schedule
September 21/22
Saturday, 5pm
James Guthrie
KJ Wood
Frankie Eagan

Sunday, 8am
Annah Meehan
Alexa Tweedy
Ezra Littell

Sunday, 10:30am
Diana Geiger
Mikey Riedeman
Sydney Babb

Sunday, 5:30pm
Luke Hansen
Simon Alba
Maggie Hayes
Teacher Wish List
Thank you for the donations thus far. We truly appreciate the generosity.

  • 6 Stackable Stools for Kids 
  • 3 Bean Bag Chairs
  • Lego's
  • 3 inexpensive cookie sheets (for games)
  • 4 clear or white 15 or 16 quart storage containers with lids
  • Expo vis-a-vis wet erase markers (any colors) need 15

Any purchased wish list items may be turned into the school office. Thank you for your support.
Looking Ahead
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • September 24th - 8th Grade Shadow Day @ Roncalli
  • September 27th - ROCH-A-THON
House for Sale by St. Roch
House for Sale by St. Roch! 
Updated 5 beds / 2 full baths, basement, 2-car garage, and large beautifully landscaped yard. 3711 S Pennsylvania Street. House comes fully furnished! Please contact Anne Schott 317-551-6626 or visit  for more information. 
Rebel Report
2019 Homecoming Event
On September 27, 2019, Roncalli High School will host its 50 year homecoming celebration. At half-time during the 7:00 PM game against Brebeuf Jesuit High School, the 50th class and the 25th class will be recognized. Awards will be given for Alumni of the Year and Honorary Alumni.

After the presentations, the homecoming festivities will continue under the big tent with food, drink and a live band performance by local favorite “Tastes Like Chicken.” This is an over 21 gathering, and tickets to the tent party are $10 which include food and band. Beverages will be available for purchase.
To purchase your tickets for the tent party, please contact Gary Armbruster at 317-787-8277 ext. 242 or email .
Mark your calendars! Christian recording artist, Kathy Troccoli will be performing free of charge at Roncalli on Tuesday, October 8. Two of the Roncalli choirs will be performing with her, and each south deanery grade school will be represented during this performance! Tickets are available in Roncalli's Main Office starting on Tuesday, September 3rd from 8 AM - 3 PM. There are limited seats, so get yours early!
Girls Volleyball CYO Night
Tuesday, September 24th
Come cheer on the Roncalli girls volleyball team as they take on the Perry Meridian Falcons Tuesday, September 24th. Freshman and JV will begin at 5:30 PM with the Varsity at 6:30 PM. All CYO girls in grades 4th-8th will be admitted free to the game and introduced between games. There will be pizza, prizes and fun all around. Hope to see everyone there. Go Rebels! 
Girls Soccer CYO Day
Roncalli Girls Soccer – CYO Day

Join the Roncalli Girls Soccer Team for CYO Girls Soccer Day

Saturday, September 21st

JV kicks off at 1:00pm & Varsity will follow around 2:30pm
Wear your CYO jersey or school shirt to get in free!
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-9144
Fax: (317) 784-7051