Rocket Report

Vol. 4, No. 30, April 2nd
Words with Wilson
"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." - William Arthur Ward

Mrs. Mary Ann Chamberlin has been a member of the Rocket family for many decades. You will be hard-pressed to find a teacher who has given so selflessly for so many years. It is with a sad heart that I announce her retirement. Although I am happy for her and the time she will be able to spend with her family, I am sad for our school at the tremendous void we will feel without her presence. She is one of the first staff members to arrive, and always the last to leave.

As we finish out the school year, I look forward to celebrating Mrs. Chamberlin. We have much to celebrate!
Calendar Change
Each month, on the 1st Tuesday, we have an early dismissal for teacher professional development. We need to switch the May early dismissal to Tuesday, May 11th. It was originally scheduled for May 4th.
Thank you for your flexibility!
Office Communications
Moving forward we would like to streamline all office communications to

We currently have a rotating office crew and this will help to alleviate any missed communications within our office staff.

Please utilize this new email for all communications that might include but are not exclusive to the following; report of an absence, late arrival, early pick-up, doctor appointments, medication changes, medical and/or personal needs.

If you are emailing your teacher directly we ask that you also include

Calling the office at 317-784-9144 is always an option as well.
Tuition - Scholarships - Financial Aid
2021-2022 School Year
Emails have been sent out on how to apply for the either the voucher, SGO and/or financial aid for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.
Parishioner Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria for St. Roch Parishioner Scholarship
All eligible families will receive a $1600 Scholarship for each child (up to 4 children in grades K-8).

To be eligible, a student must satisfy each of the following requirements:

  1. Must be a registered member of the Parish at the time of School registration. 
  2. Attend Sunday Mass at St. Roch Catholic Church with your children on a consistent basis.
  3. Must be tithing a minimum of $15/week to St. Roch Catholic Church.

If you have questions regarding your parishioner status, please contact Becky Gorball, at 317-784-1763.
Please use your envelopes to make your contributions, or set up an online giving account at
Tuition Rates
In the Know with PTO
Congratulations to Mrs. Jordan for winning our March 50/50 raffle. Mrs. Jordan won $70. Congratulations also goes out to Mrs. Leppert’s class, who raised the most raffle money in March. These lucky kids have won a cookie treat day!

Following this wonderful news, the April 50/50 raffle is now underway. To participate, you know the drill: send those labeled envelopes (name, phone number, student, grade/teacher, and the enclosed dollar amount) to the school office for as many chances as you wish! $5 per chance. (License #2608)
It may seem early to think about school supply shopping, but you can check one more thing off your list with 1st Day School Supplies! We’re excited to partner with 1st Day School Supplies—a convenient, easy and hassle- free way to get your school supplies for next year. Click below to make your purchase now.
*SCRIP Enrollment Code for St Roch
Server Schedule
Server Sign Up
Lunch Menu
Week of April 5th
Daily Entree Option - Chicken Nuggets
Every lunch is also served with fruit, veggies and Milk
Sides will be served daily and will vary throughout the week
Teacher Wish List
We are very appreciative of your support!
Looking Ahead
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • April 2nd - Good Friday. Early 1pm Dismissal - NO AFTERCARE
  • April 5th - Elearning Day - Easter Monday
  • April 6th - Early 1pm Dismissal - Aftercare is available
  • April 10th - 8th Grade Play
  • April 16th - Elf Jr. Musical
  • April 17th - Elf Jr. Musical
  • April 20th - Confirmation
  • April 24th - First Communion 2M
  • May 1st - First Communion 2S
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-9144
Fax: (317) 784-7051
Vice President for Finance
Roncalli High School is seeking applicants for the position of Vice President for Finance. Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Chuck Weisenbach ( at the high school. 
Family Sponsor - Celebrate Roncalli
New, exciting opportunities coming to this year's Celebration Roncalli! Support needs based tuition assistance by becoming a "Family Sponsor!"

Be one of only 50 to receive a handmade custom Roncalli charcuterie board, created by RHS Industrial Arts students. Your board will be delivered with a variety of delightful items just in time for the Celebration Roncalli event on Saturday, April 24! Become a Family Sponsor and get yours at
Roncalli Golf Clinic
The Roncalli Girls Golf Team will hold its 4th Spring Girls Golf Clinic at Otte Golf in Greenwood. Here's what you need to know:

Who: 6th - 8th Grade Girls              
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Time: 1 - 2:30 PM
Location: Otte Golf, 681 Sheek Road, Greenwood. 
Girls will need to bring golf clubs and wear tennis shoes. Members of the Roncalli Girls Golf team will be there, along with Coach John Stelzel, to teach and show them this wonderful game. If they have a friend they want to bring, they too are welcome. There is no cost for this clinic. Please RSVP to John Stelzel, at, Roncalli Girls Golf Head Coach, 317-529-0178.

Beginner & Intermediate Clinics and Middle School & High School (see attached pdfs)
Roncalli Academic Summer Camps
New Academic Summer Camp Alert: Drafting and Woodworking!
Get a firsthand look at Roncalli’s award-winning drafting program! Students will draw in the drafting room, build a small project in the Annex, as well as build some simple circuits. This is the first time Roncalli has offered this camp, so you do not want to miss out!

Instructor: Don Elbreg (Roncalli Engineering teacher)
Dates: June 14-17
Time: 9:00-11:00 AM
Grades*: 5th-8th (Attendance Max: 20 students)
Cost: $20/camper- special rate for this year!

Registration for camp will close on Friday, May 28, 2021. Please contact Allie Ross at to get your students registered.

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