Rocket Report

Vol. 3, No. 6, September 13, 2019
Words with Wilson
I think all of us would agree that St. Roch Catholic School is a warm, welcoming place full of many awesome features and traditions! One of those traditions is our annual Roch-a-Thon Walk! The annual walk serves as a fundraiser for our school and each year we earmark funds from the walk to a school project. Last year the money was used to install flat panel interactive boards in each classroom and purchase several new Chromebooks for various grades. Those improvements have been very popular with teachers and staff alike!

This year the money raised from Roch-a-Thon will be used to remodel and improve an area of St. Roch Catholic School that is not warm or welcoming. I am speaking of our west entrance. This entrance was originally built in 1922 and served as the entrance to the original church. In 1924, the addition that became the school was completed and the entrance was changed slightly during this construction. For many years, it served as the main entrance to the church and the school and it was a bright vibrant area. In the 50’s when the “new” part of the school was added along with the “new” front entrance, the west entrance became less used and has become less and less vibrant and more and more forgotten. Plans are in the works to change this situation. These plans call for replacement of the interior and exterior doors, plaster repair, and repainting the stairs and walls from the basement all the way to the third floor. This project will be very labor and material intensive, but the project will be accomplished with faithful support of the donors to Roch-a-Thon and the many people that will share their talents to help us make repairs.

Our goal for this year’s walk is $22,000, I know that we will achieve this goal and hopefully surpass it, and I pledge to you that every dollar that is raised will be directed to the improvements of our west entrance and other improvements to the “older” part of the school. Thank you in advance for your continued generosity and support of Saint Roch Catholic School!
Friday, September 27th!
Family Quota
1 child family - $65
2 child family - $90
3 or more children - $115
School Picture Day
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
School Picture Day is coming soon. Students are allowed to be out of uniform for picture day. Please adhere to our casual day guidelines.

Students will need to have their order forms on picture day. They will give their order form to the photographer. Please do not turn your order form into the office.

*No order form is necessary if you order online.
Theater Club
Theater Club is still accepting new members! We will begin auditions for Peter Pan Jr. (which will be performed at Roncalli high school on April 17!) on September 30. All 3rd-8th graders are invited to be a part of this production. Please email Mrs. Elam ( ) if you are interested in joining! Rehearsals will be Mondays from 3-4. 
Boys Basketball Registration
Boys basketball registration is now open! Until Friday, September 27th. Please note because of our required team submissions to CYO, there will be NO LATE REGISTRATIONS, NO EXCEPTIONS. We hope everyone understands that the amount of teams we enter, we pay for each. Additionally, having any late registrations completely changes how we divide and make up our teams. So please understand the reasoning for this policy. Thank you.

The fee to play is $95.00 and this includes the use of a basketball uniform. You will not pay through the CYO system, but you still must register through CYO system.  We will add your basketball fees to you FACTS account as an incidental billing on September 27th. You will have 2 weeks to pay without incurring a late fee. This is another way we hope to streamline all billing for our families at St. Roch.

If you are interested in coaching a team, please contact Jeff Borders no later than September 15th by email to: . There will be a coaches meeting the week of the 16th. Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who attended Wednesday's PTO meeting! Congratulations to our first prize winner Christina Bellar . She received $12 in scholastic bucks, two casual day passes, a Saint Roch tumbler and lots of Saint Roch swag - just for attending the meeting.

The meeting minutes will be posted to the school website soon, but until then - we discussed some PTO sponsored events, the spiritwear sale, and upcoming volunteer & donation opportunities. If you were not able to attend and would like to volunteer for any upcoming events, please contact Nicole Snyder at . Committees are forming now!

The upcoming events include:

* Professional Development Day - 9/17/19 (Snacks needed!)
* Parent/Teacher meetings on 10/10/19. (Snacks and dinner needed!)

PTO Fun Night 9/26
Mother/Son Night 2/8
He and Me Dance 2/22
School Mass Schedule
All School Masses will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:15am unless otherwise noted.
Wed. 9/18 - Ms. Leppert's 2nd Grade

Fri. 9/20 - 8th Grade

Wed. 9/25 - Mr. Tindall's 7th Grade

Fri. 9/27 - Sr. Anne's 6th Grade

Wed. 10/2 - Mr. Watson's 6th Grade

Fri. 10/4 - Mrs. Agresta's 5th Grade

Wed. 10/9 - Mr. English's 5th Grade

Fri. 10/11 - Mr. G's 4th Grade

Wed. 10/23 - Mrs. Payne's 5th Grade
Sunday Mass Attendance
K-Jordan 37%
K-Plummer 40%
1-Borders 74%
2-DeArmond 88%
2-Leppert 69%
3-McClurg 59%
4-Gallamore 93%
4-Payne 93%
5-Agresta 87%
5-English 69%
6-Sr. Anne 83%
6-Watson 84%
7-Tindall 64%
8-Chamberlin 80%
8-Feltman 93%
Total School Attendance = 76%
Lunch Menu
Week of September 16th
Salad Option - Taco Salad

Entree Option - Chicken Quesadilla
Server Schedule
September 14/15
Saturday, 5pm
Gavin Farris
Carlie Gaskill
Alexa Tweedy

Sunday, 8am
Olivia Plummer
Diana Plummer
Lydia Stahley

Sunday, 10:30am
Leila James
Rylen James
Lily Rutherford

Sunday, 5:30pm
Eli Rossman
Matthew Hudson
Sophia Rossman
Teacher Wish List
Thank you for the donations thus far. We truly appreciate the generosity.

  • 6 Stackable Stools for Kids 
  • 3 Bean Bag Chairs
  • wooden clothespins 2 packages
  • Lego's
  • 3 inexpensive cookie sheets (for games)
  • 4 clear or white 15 or 16 quart storage containers with lids
  • Expo vis-a-vis wet erase markers (any colors) need 15
  • Cough Drops

Any purchased wish list items may be turned into the school office. Thank you for your support.
Looking Ahead
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • September 17th - Picture Day
  • September 17th - Early Dismissal @ 1pm (aftercare available)
  • September 19th - $1 Casual Day
  • September 19th - PK/K Meet & Greet 6pm-7:30pm
  • September 24th - 8th Grade Shadow Day @ Roncalli
  • September 27th - ROCH-A-THON
House for Sale by St. Roch
House for Sale by St. Roch! 
Updated 5 beds / 2 full baths, basement, 2-car garage, and large beautifully landscaped yard. 3711 S Pennsylvania Street. House comes fully furnished! Please contact Anne Schott 317-551-6626 or visit  for more information. 
Rebel Report
You are invited to attend
Roncalli's 50 Year Celebration Dinner 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Roncalli High School
 in the Family Room/Gymnasium.
Go to  for more information and to RSVP.
2019 Homecoming Event
On September 27, 2019, Roncalli High School will host its 50 year homecoming celebration. At half-time during the 7:00 PM game against Brebeuf Jesuit High School, the 50th class and the 25th class will be recognized. Awards will be given for Alumni of the Year and Honorary Alumni.

After the presentations, the homecoming festivities will continue under the big tent with food, drink and a live band performance by local favorite “Tastes Like Chicken.” This is an over 21 gathering, and tickets to the tent party are $10 which include food and band. Beverages will be available for purchase.
To purchase your tickets for the tent party, please contact Gary Armbruster at 317-787-8277 ext. 242 or email .
Mark your calendars! Christian recording artist, Kathy Troccoli will be performing free of charge at Roncalli on Tuesday, October 8. Two of the Roncalli choirs will be performing with her, and each south deanery grade school will be represented during this performance! Tickets are available in Roncalli's Main Office starting on Tuesday, September 3rd from 8 AM - 3 PM. There are limited seats, so get yours early!
Girls Soccer CYO Day
Roncalli Girls Soccer – CYO Day

Join the Roncalli Girls Soccer Team for CYO Girls Soccer Day

Saturday, September 21st

JV kicks off at 1:00pm & Varsity will follow around 2:30pm
Wear your CYO jersey or school shirt to get in free!
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-9144
Fax: (317) 784-7051