Rocket Report

Vol. 4, No. 7, September 18, 2020
Words with Wilson
Yesterday was an exciting day for the Class of 2021. In the past, we have always taken our 8th grade class to CYO Camp Rancho Framasa for a day of leadership and community building. Since we are not able to travel at this point, we were forced to get creative, and bring camp to St. Roch. It is always a fun day, and it was great to see our 8th graders really put their heart and soul into the day.

It was a day filled with challenging tasks, that in order to be completed, they had to really come together and communicate well with one another. I enjoyed seeing some of our quieter students find their voice a little, and really emerge as leaders in their group. Everyone was very open and willingly to share their ideas.

At the end of the day, they participated in an affirmation circle. It was a beautiful, silent moment where they were able to affirm all of the positive things they witnessed their classmates doing throughout the day. I am so proud of the Class of 2021. They are off to a great start, and I can't wait to see where they continue to lead our school.
ROCH-A-THON INCENTIVES
Top 3 Families as of 9/18/2020
The top 3 families as of noon today will be announced and rewarded with a gift card prior to dismissal. Due to a tie for top 3 we have 4 families listed

  • Troxell Family
  • Davis Family
  • Murray Family
  • Tweedy Family
Goal Plus Casual Day on Monday the 21st!
If you exceed or have already exceeded your family goal by Monday, September 21st, you may dress casual on Monday.
Top 3 Families
Determined by 8am on Friday, September 25th
1st Place
  • 1 FREE Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year
  • Choice of 1 Spirit Wear Item
  • 1 FREE yearbook for this current 2020-2021 School Year
  • Ride on the Rocket Mobile during the 2020 Roch-a-Thon


2nd Place
  • Choice of 1 Spirit Wear Item
  • 1 FREE yearbook for this current 2020-2021 School Year
  • Ride on the Rocket Mobile during the 2020 Roch-a-Thon


3rd Place
  • 1 FREE yearbook for this current 2020-2021 School Year
  • Ride on the Rocket Mobile during the 2020 Roch-a-Thon
Top 3 Homerooms
Determined by 8am on Friday, September 25th
The top 3 homerooms will be rewarded with Donuts one morning prior to Fall Break.

This will be calculated based on the highest average per homeroom. Listed below are the current standings for our homerooms in order from highest average to lowest average.
  1. Ms. Leppert
  2. Sr. Anne
  3. Mrs. O'Brien
  4. Mrs. Plummer
  5. Mrs. Jordan
  6. Mr. English
  7. Mr. Tindall
  8. Mrs. Lecher & Mrs. Madden
  9. Mrs. DeArmond
  10. Mr. Elam
  11. Mrs. Chamberlin
  12. Mrs. Gann
  13. Mr. Gallamore
  14. Mrs. Smock
  15. Mrs. Feltman
  16. Mr. Watson
  17. Mrs. McClurg
  18. Mrs. Elam
  19. Mr. Rush
  20. Mr. Sarfaty
  21. Mrs. Agresta
  22. Mrs. Borders
Kona Ice!!!
We need 100% participation in helping to raise money for our Roch-a-thon in order reach this sweet treat!

Mrs. Wilson will organize Kona Ice to visit us on campus and every student will receive a complimentary Kona Ice as we celebrate the great success of our 2020 Roch-a-Thon
More Incentives will be announced through the week based on ideas that were submitted by our students.
ROCH-A-THON Info
Friday, September 25, 2020
Dear Parents and Students of St. Roch Catholic School,
 
On Friday, September 25th, we will have our annual ROCH-A-THON. Our goal this year is to raise $25,000.00. All proceeds will be used to help improve our school. Your help and participation in this event is essential for the success of this fundraiser. We hope to have 100% participation from our students. 
 
Please ask your relatives and friends to support our ROCH-A-THON with their pledges. This event will take place in two weeks, so I invite you to begin asking for pledges as soon as possible. 

Lunch will be provided for all of our students. We will serve a choice of hamburger or hotdog. If neither choice is prefered students should plan to bring a lunch.

This year, like many things, will be different due to Covid. We will not be able to allow any guests during this event, but we will do our best to make it an enjoyable day for all of our students while maintaining a safe and socially distanced environment. More details will be sent out as the date nears.
Each family is asked to raise $100
$ How to Donate $
Donations can be in the form of cash, check (payable to St. Roch), or online (Link is below) Please note that all monies should be marked and turned into the school's main office.

Please feel free to share this link with your family and friends and ask them to make a donation on behalf of your student(s). All online donations will be applied to your student(s) family quota as indicated by the donor.
Again, thanks in advance for your support and help with this project to reach our goal. As always, we appreciate your goodness and help for St. Roch Catholic School.
CYO Basketball
Boys 4th-8th
Boys and Girls High School
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The window is now open to register for basketball. This includes boys in 4th-8th grade as well as high school boys and girls.
Visit the cyo website at www.cyoarchindy.org to register. You will not pay until the season begins, you just need to complete the registration process. Registration is open from today until September 30th. 

If you are interested in coaching please email me at rrush@strochindy.org.
Election Day- Virtual Learning Day
Tuesday, November 3, 2020

As many of you know, St. Roch has traditionally been a polling site. This tradition will continue this election year, and we are excited to welcome the precinct to St. Roch.

The precinct is “housed” in our Parish Life Center and Gymnasium. This location has worked well in the past and has allowed us to continue a normal school day and simply cancel PE classes for the day. This year we have a couple more obstacles due to the changes we have had to make in order to be compliant with the state and local rules for COVID-19 and the changes we have had to make to keep our students off the front parking lot for recess and with our change to our dismissal. 

Due to these changes, we will not be able to operate our school on Election Day this year. We have decided to make this an e-Learning day for St. Roch Catholic School. We were originally doing a 1 pm dismissal on this day, but feel for safety purposes, it will be better to not have our students on campus.

Teachers will send home materials and schedules for “live” lessons for this day the Friday before the election. Older students, grades 3-8, will also bring their Chromebooks home for this eLearning Day.

Thank you in advance for your support to this change in our school calendar!
In the Know with PTO
Join Us at the PTO General Meeting - Wednesday, September 23
Please join us for our first General PTO meeting on Wednesday, September 23 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Assuming the weather is cooperating, we plan to hold the meeting outdoors (meet at the shelter), so BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair). Childcare will not be provided. The children of any parent attending will receive a free casual day! And … wait for it … you can purchase 50/50 tickets at the meeting (learn more about the 50/50 raffle below)!
 
Remember, all parents are PTO members, and we encourage you to join us, as we will be brainstorming about new ways we can support our teachers and children during this unique school year.

 
Spirit Wear Delivery
Items from the second spirit wear sale will be delivered the week of September 21.
WIN BIG - 50/50 Fundraiser Entries Due September 30
We know there’s a lot of other fundraising going on at St. Roch, but don’t forget how much you love to gamble! Take advantage of your chance to WIN BIG in the PTO’s first monthly 50/50 raffle!
 
To participate, please address your own envelope with:
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Student
  • Grade / Teacher
  • Dollar amount ($5 per chance!)
 
Envelopes can be turned into the school office or your homeroom teachers. We can only accept cash or checks made out to St. Roch. This month’s deadline for entries is September 30 at 3 p.m., and a winner will be drawn on October 1. (License #2608)
Snack Cart Success! (need a picture from Amy!)
Maybe you’ve already heard that the PTO teacher/staff snack cart is the envy of every kid in school. This new PTO program has been a great success; Mrs. Wilson has been able to offer it multiple times per week. We just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who generously donated items. The St. Roch teachers and staff are loving it!
SPIRIT WEAR SALE
Fall Spirit Wear Sale – Updates & Instructions
The fall spirit wear sale closes on September 27. Your items will be delivered to school after fall break. When ordering, please include your child’s name and homeroom teacher in the notes section of your order.
Lunch Menu
Week of September 21st
Entree Option - Chicken Nuggets
Every lunch is also served with fruit, veggies and Milk
Teacher Wish List
We are very appreciative of your support!
Looking Ahead
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • Friday, September 25th - ROCHATHON
  • November 3rd- E-Learning Day for Election
RONCALLI REPORT
Shadowing at Roncalli for 8th Graders
Like many things this year, Roncalli's shadow program for 8th graders is going to look a little different due to Covid-19. Instead of doing a half-day class shadow in the fall, 8th graders are welcome to shadow individually for an entire day! For those that are interested, please contact Allie Ross at aross@roncalli.org to get a visit set up for your student. She currently has days available September-December, with a max of 3 guests per day. Shadow days will also be available January-April (dates not yet set) for the second semester. 
Roncalli Wrestling
RONCALLI WRESTLING FOUNDATION
The elementary and middle school wrestling season begins on November 3rd and ends on March 13th, can join at any time, with practices and weight lifting on Tuesday & Thursday evenings at Roncalli High School. We will participate in a full competition schedule.  More details can be found on our website - roncalliwrestlingfoundation.org  or contact Coach McClurg @ 317-501-8306 wrestling@roncalli.org.
Roncalli Yard Signs
Don't have a student at Roncalli, but would like a 2020 yard sign? We have you covered! Signs are available NOW at the front entrance of the school, Roncalli Stadium and the Ascension St. Vincent Gym (new gym). Thank you for supporting RHS!
My Story, R Family Series
This week's video features Roncalli junior, Kathryn Madriz. She speaks of what makes her unique and different, but how that makes her experience at Roncalli that much more special. "It doesn't really matter how different we are, we can all connect."

For more information on the school and all we have to offer, please visit www.roncalli.org
LINKS
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-9144
Fax: (317) 784-7051