Rocket Report

Vol. 3, No. 14, November 15, 2019
Our Junior Spell Bowl Team will compete
for a state title, tomorrow.
Saturday, November 16th
The competition will begin at 3pm. Follow us on
Facebook and/or Twitter for updates.
Words with Wilson
E-Learning Days
St. Roch has worked diligently in preparation for offering E-learning days should they become necessary during the 2019-20 school year. I thank our teachers for the work they have done to position our school for an effective implementation of possible E-learning days.

Our plan for utilizing E-learning days at St. Roch will unfold as follows. The 2019-20 school calendar has four days we could designate as “Snow Make-up Days”: January 20 (Martin Luther King Day), February 7 (Presidents Day), May 14(Mayfest ) and May 15 (Mayfest).
Should we cancel school for any reason during the school year, we will use the next “Snow Make-up Day” available on the school calendar as an E-learning day. We will not use an E-learning day on the actual day for which school is canceled.

Students will not report physically to school on an E-learning day. Instead, they will work from home to complete assignments. Each teacher will send home (electronically or by paper) all work by the Friday before an E-Learning Day. For example, if we were to call off school next Tuesday, no work would be given. It would just be a traditional day, where kids get excited when they wake up and find out we have no school! No work would be sent on this day. We would then use MLK Day as our E-Learning Day. Students would work from home, and teachers would send the work on the Friday before MLK Day.  
Families can now make plans for those four “Snow Make-up Days” without worrying about their child having to report physically to school. The expectation will be that the student have all assigned work completed by the next day. The completed work is how we will track attendance for the E-learning day. 
Should we have to use an E-learning day(s) this school year, we will take feedback from students, teachers, and parents as to how we can improve the E-learning format. Please know that our goal is to not use an E-learning day unless it is absolutely necessary due to weather. Our first choice is always to have students at school!

Have a great weekend!
Clothing Drive
This Coming Week!
St. Roch Student Leadership Club will sponsor their annual Winter Clothing Drive. Monday, November 18th - Friday, November 22nd. Coats, jackets, sweaters, socks, and gloves are especially needed. All sizes will be accepted. Thank you for helping us, help the needy. God bless you!
Volleyball Registration
Deadline is November 17th
Boys and Girls in 4th - 8th grade
Registration for girls' and boys' volleyball is now open! The cost for volleyball will be $95.00 and does require an up to date physical. Please register by November 17th.If tryouts are necessary, they will be on the week of November 18th. Times to be announced.
Bingo with Santa
Friday, December 6th
Paper forms were sent home this week. There is a printable form attached below.

Please return form and payment to school by 11/27/2019, cash or check payable to St. Roch. GET YOUR RESERVATIONS IN EARLY! Seating is limited and honored by the order received. Kids of all ages are invited to attend!
The second quarterly PTO meeting is on November 20th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria!
Roncalli High School is hosting two outstanding speakers in the coming months, and has invited all South Deanery Schools to participate. All parents are welcome to attend a presentation from Detective Darin Odier in the Roncalli Auditorium on Monday, December 2nd from 6:30-8:00pm. Darin has served our community as a police officer for 30 years and a Federal Task Force Officer with the FBI Child Exploitation unit for 13 years. His presentation will focus on social media applications and dangers, sextorsion, and real life predators. Darin asks that no young children be present. While his talk does not include anything graphic, the subject matter is NOT for children.   
Roncalli High School will be hosting Dr. Amy LaHood, Family Medicine Specialist at St. Vincent Hospital, who will be speaking to parents on "The Vaping Crisis." Dr. LaHood has been in family medicine for over two decades and has been on the front lines battling the vaping crisis with families and teenagers. Parents, please join us for this important presentation on Monday, January 27th in the Roncalli Auditorium from 6:30-7:30pm. Any parent of a St. Roch student that attends will receive a wristband that allows their child(ren) to be out of uniform that next day. Please note that this presentation is geared towards parents, and not children nor students.  
Indiana Pacers vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7:00pm
Save the Date!
School Night Fundraiser with the Indiana Pacers
The Saint Roch Rockets will be headed back to the Bankers Life Fieldhouse again this school year for their School Night Fundraiser. This is a great opportunity to make some money for our school while enjoying family time at a basketball game. More information to follow - but please mark your calendars now for 
Friday, January 17 th  
Inclement Weather
If we ever have a 2 hour delay, early dismissal, or school closing because of inclement weather, we will notify the teachers and parents using the following:
1. Notified via email to all parents and staff.
2. Posted on our "Saint Roch Catholic School" Facebook Group Page
3. Posted on our Twitter page
4. A text Alert
5. Posted via local TV stations: Channel 4, 6, 8, 13, 59 (this is the last places I notify, please look for above methods first)

As always, as the parent YOU are the one that makes the decision on whether to bring your children to school each day because of weather and/or road conditions. If we are in school at a normal time and the roads around your home or area are not safe to travel, please call the school office and notify the school that your children will not be attending school because of inclement weather. Your student will be given an excused absence.
December 12th

Evening Performance

6th - 8th grade students
6th - 8th grade choir
5th- 8th grade band
December 19th

Matinee Performance
@ 1:30pm
Evening Performance
@ 6:30pm

Pre-K - 5th grade students
School Mass Schedule
All School Masses will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:15am unless otherwise noted.
Wed. 11/20 - Mrs. Agresta's 5th Grade

Fri. 11/22 - Mr. English's 5th Grade

Wed. 11/27 - Mr. G's 4th Grade

Wed. 12/4 - Mrs. Payne's 4th Grade

Fri. 12/6 - Mrs. McClurg's 3rd Grade

Mon. 12/9 - All School Mass

Wed. 12/11 - Ms. Leppert's 2nd Grade

Fri. 12/13 - 8th Grade

Wed. 12/18 - Mr. Tindall's 7th Grade

Fri. 12/20 - Sr. Anne's 6th Grade
Sunday Mass Attendance
K-Jordan 73%
K-Plummer 47%
1-Borders 59%
2-DeArmond 71%
2-Leppert 56%
3-McClurg 47%
4-Gallamore 63%
4-Payne 60%
5-Agresta 80%
5-English 69%
6-Sr. Anne 53%
6-Watson 58%
7-Tindall 70%
8-Chamberlin 87%
8-Feltman 100%
Total School Attendance = 65%
Lunch Menu
Week of November 18th
Salad Option - Asian Chicken Salad

Entree Option - Hot Ham & Cheese Sub
Server Schedule
November 16/17
Saturday - 5pm
Nate Kinnaman
Alexys Brand
Jake Gaskill
Sunday - 8am
Simon Alba
Zane Baker
Kale Appleby
Sunday - 10:30am
Mikey Riedeman
Alexa Tweedy
Holly Reeves
Sunday - 5:30pm
Sydney Babb
Maggie Hayes
Vivie Hayes
Teacher Wish List
Thank you for the donations thus far. We truly appreciate the generosity.

  • 3 Bean Bag Chairs
Any purchased wish list items may be turned into the school office. Thank you for your support.
Looking Ahead
Upcoming Dates and Events

  • 11/20 - Mission Wednesday
  • 11/20 - PTO quarterly meeting @ 6:30
  • 11/27 - Mission Wednesday
  • 11/27 - 1pm Early Dismissal - NO AFTERCARE
  • 11/28 - Thanksgiving Day - NO SCHOOL
  • 11/29 - NO SCHOOL
Kindermusik at St. Paul Hermitage
Moms/care-givers of infants and toddlers who are looking for a way to be of service to others have a wonderful opportunity to do so by bringing your little ones to a Kindermusik class at the St. Paul Hermitage in Beech Grove once a week with the senior nuns from the Benedictine Monastery and the senior residents of St. Paul. Kindermusik is a movement and music class for infants and toddlers. Kindermusik Studies have shown that music and movement have positive impacts on not only children but seniors as well. By bringing the Kindermusik experience to the senior sisters and residents, we are able to enrich the lives of children and seniors alike. It is truly a magical experience for all involved. Our classes were a huge success last year and we are offering them again this year. We have room for more little ones. In the class we move, rock, sway, clap, hop, crawl, cuddle, sing and play instruments to music age appropriate for infants up to age 3. Please consider this special opportunity to bring joy to the lives of our senior friends. For more information contact: Jody Treadwell, Director at 317-513-5941
Rebel Report
Roncalli presents "Singin' In the Rain." Show dates and times are November 14th at 7 PM, November 15th at 6 PM, November 16th at 2 PM and 7 PM.

Tickets for the upcoming musical are now available. They can be purchased at . Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for Roncalli students and children 14 years old and younger. Remember to print off your tickets and bring them with you to the show. Tickets will be scanned at the entrance to the auditorium. VIP cardholders will need to contact Miki Lewinski at or 317-787-8277 Ext. 249 for your promo code to access your free tickets.
Winter Jr. Lady Rebels Basketball
2019-20 Winter Jr. Lady Rebels Information

Registration for winter Jr. Rebels will be on Saturday, November 23 rd from 1:00-2:30 PM for 4 th and 5 th Grades and from 2:45-4:15 for 6 th , 7 th and 8 th players (who did not play in fall league) will need to be there to be evaluated. The participation for the Winter Indy Hoops League will cost $60.00 if you need a jersey and $50.00 if you do not need a jersey.

At least one parent will need to attend the sign-ups in order to make the payment, fill out paperwork and sign the IGHL release of liability form. Players will be evaluated on November 23rd and at the first two practices and then teams will be formed. Each team will practice once during the week and once on Saturday afternoon. Players get 2 games every other Sunday throughout the winter. Below is the Dates of Sunday Games by age group:

Game Dates for 7 th & 8 th Grade Only will be Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 nd  
Game Dates for 4 th Grade will be Dec. 1, 15 th Jan. 12, 26, Feb. 9 and 16 th for Tournament
Game Dates for 5 th & 6 th Grade will be Dec. 8, 22, Jan. 19, Feb. 2, 9 and 16 th Tournament

All individuals interested in coaching should contact Denise McClanahan at                 
317-371-4010 or email her at
All parents are welcome to attend a presentation from Detective Darin Odier in the Roncalli Auditorium  on Monday, December 2nd from 6:30-8:00 PM.   Detective Odier has served our community as a police officer for 30 years and a Federal Task Force Officer with the FBI Child Exploitation unit for 13 years. His presentation will focus on social media applications and dangers, sextorsion and real life predators. Earlier that day, he will be presenting to Roncalli's freshman class. Please note that at his evening presentation, Detective Odier asks that no young children be present. While his talk does not include anything graphic, the subject matter is NOT for children. 
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-9144
Fax: (317) 784-7051