Rocket Report

Vol. 4, No. 1, August 7, 2020
Words with Wilson
It has been so wonderful welcoming our students back into our building this week. It has felt very empty since mid-march, but now it feels alive and spirit-filled. The kids have been amazing. There are a lot of changes that we have thrown at them, and they are adapting beautifully.  

I am so thankful for our wonderful students and our fabulous staff. Our staff works incredibly hard, and are dedicated to our students. They love what they do, and are working harder than ever to keep everyone safe. A big thank you to all of our parents for your patience and support this week. It is going to be a fabulous year!

Have a fantastic weekend!
Family Fun Night
In the Know with PTO
Welcome back, Rockets! As we kick off the new school year, we’d like to remind you that ALL parents are automatically members of the PTO. We exist to help the St. Roch teachers and staff succeed in their mission to teach and love our children. To that end, we’re thrilled to report that we have been able to fund several last-minute purchases that will ease the burden of this year’s unique learning environment. Some of the most notable include face masks and lanyards for teachers and students, sleeping cots for the Pre-K class, and smart TVs for video learning. We also put together “Welcome Back” gift baskets for teachers and staff.
 
We encourage all of you to reach out to any member of the Executive Committee (emails listed below) if you’d like to be more involved or have a great idea. Meanwhile, you’ll always find volunteer opportunities advertised here in the Rocket Report. Like this one …
 
Family Fun Night
PTO will be planning and organizing this year’s Family Fun Night, and we need volunteers! Visit our sign-up genius and find out how you can help us put on the best interactive parade on the south side. Family Fun Night Sign Up Genius.
 
Other News
 
Dine To Donate On Hold This Year
PTO has decided to replace the Dine to Donate fundraising program with a monthly raffle. More details coming soon. But in the meantime, please disregard all Dine To Donate entries in the school calendar. 
 
PTO General Meeting
Save the date! The first General Meeting will take place either outdoors or online September 23. Time and additional details to follow.
 
2020-2021 Executive Committee Appointments
Contact us with questions or ideas!
Mission Wednesday
Mission Wednesday helps to support our sister school St. Maria Goretti in Baie - de - Henne, Haiti. We ask for each student to bring in one quarter every Wednesday. If every student brings in one quarter a week we can feed lunch to all of the students at St. Maria Goretti. We will begin Mission Wednesday this coming Wednesday on August 12th.
COVID Screening
Free/ Reduced Lunch Application
You may apply for Free/Reduced Lunches at anytime during the school year. If you qualify you will be notified and the free/reduced pricing will take effect on the day your application is approved. We can not back date any lunches that were purchased previous to your qualifying date.

If a student was on Free/Reduced lunch at the end of the 2018-2019 school year they will continue to stay on until September 9, 2019. You must re apply before this date in order to continue the free/reduced program for the 2019-2020 school year.

Applications are available in the school office. Please submit all applications to the school office or by email to Mrs. Littell at slittell@strochindy.org
Roncalli Youth Girls Basketball
Signups are this Saturday and Sunday, August 8th and 9th from 11-1 in the new gym at Roncalli (St. Vincent's Gym.) 
Questions can also be sent to Kim Gray at girlsbball@roncalli.org .
Lunch Menu
Week of August 10th
Entree Option - Rocket Dog
Teacher Wish List
We are very appreciative of your support!
Looking Ahead
Upcoming Dates and Events
LINKS
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-9144
Fax: (317) 784-7051