Rocket Report

Vol. 4, No. 4, August 28, 2020
Words with Wilson
The Catholic Business Network (CBN) is an association of businesses and professionals working together for the mutual benefit of its members. It is devoted to the support and development of Catholic education. In July, I received an invitation from the Catholic Business Network to apply for a grant that they would be funding. This week I received word that we were one of three schools that were chosen to receive the grant.

On Thursday, Mrs. Elaine Hale came to present the check to our school. A big thank you to the Catholic Business Network for caring about Catholic education, and serving the needs of our students. We will be purchasing chromebooks for our Kindergarten students, which will now make us a one to one school!

Have a great weekend!
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!
School Picture Day
Thursday, September 3rd
School Pictures are scheduled for next week on Thursday, September, 3rd. You may be out of uniform for pictures, but still be mindful of our casual day dress code and what is appropriate for school.
All picture orders will be online this year in order to alleviate the sharing of order forms. To order your pictures please visit https://inter-state.com/order and use the order code 52239NB

Please order your pictures prior to our picture day.

(elearning students must arrive by 8am if you would like to have your photo taken. Please park in the church lot and meet Mrs. Littell at the playground doors.)
Hearing and Vision Screenings
The Marion County Public Health Department will be at St. Roch, on Wednesday, September 2nd, to administer the state mandated hearing and vision screenings for the selected grade levels listed below. A parent/guardian has the right to decline this service for your child. If you do not want the health department to conduct a vision/hearing screening for your child, please email Stephanie Littell at slittell@strochindy.org or call 317-784-9144, ext. 111 to speak to her directly.

Hearing Screenings will be administered to students in grades 1,4 and 7
Vision Screenings will be administered to students in grades 1, 3, 5, and 8
In the Know with PTO
Snack Donations Needed
Remember all the times during quarantine you silently praised anyone who has ever taught your child? Now’s your chance to say thank you. PTO invites you help provide snacks and other goodies for the upcoming early dismissal day, as well as a snack cart to fuel St. Roch teachers and staff—whenever they need a pick-me-up. More instructions and details available on the SignUp Genius page.
We Are St. Roch Spirit Shirt

2020-2021 We Are St Roch Spirit Shirt – Deadline to Order Is This Sunday
You have until Sunday at midnight to order additional spirit shirts. Pricing is $14 for all sizes, with the exception of A2X and A5X. Those shirts are $17. If you would like a shirt, please contact Tina Hayes at hayes6850@yahoo.com
Future Spirit Wear
Don’t forget: If you’re longing for a certain style or type of spirit wear, share your feedback (pictures are welcome!) to hayes6850@yahoo.com.
Thank You
Thanks X 600
 
In case you didn’t know, Sarah Widner (mom of Aly, Kasey and Chase) spent some very long days and nights leading up to the first day of school sewing masks for the entire St. Roch school community, including teachers, staff and students. We just wanted to publicly thank Sarah for sharing her time and talent. You Roch, Sarah!
Guidelines for Returning to School after Illness
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 2019-2020 school year they will continue to stay on until September 9, 2020. You must re apply before this date in order to continue the free/reduced program for the 2020-2021 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
Lunch Menu
Week of August 31st
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
  • Tuesday, September 1st - 1pm Early Dismissal - Aftercare is available
  • Wednesday, September 2nd - Hearing/Vision Screenings
  • Thursday, September 3rd - School Picture Day
  • Friday, September 4th - NO SCHOOL
  • Monday, September 7th - NO SCHOOL
LINKS
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-9144
Fax: (317) 784-7051