Rocket Report
Vol. 2, No. 34, April 26, 2019
Our 2nd grade students will make their First Holy Communion
this Sunday at 1:30pm. All are welcome.
Words with Wilson
A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.” Author Unknown

We are truly blessed at St. Roch Catholic School with wonderful teachers and support staff. Every member of our team gives freely of themselves each day to serve the children we are entrusted with. They show up each day excited for the day ahead. They work countless hours in and out of the classroom.

This coming week we will be celebrating our teachers and support staff. I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank-you to all of our staff at St. Roch Catholic School. Thank you so much for all the hard work and energy you put into your job. When visitors walk through our hallways, they see children learning, working, smiling and laughing. Test scores have now become a way of life in the world of education, but it's vital that we not lose the wonderful moments and memories that happen each and every day. Those memories are because of you and your dedication.

As we celebrate this week, I invite all students and parents to take time to thank a teacher or support staff member. Whether it is with a hug, a handshake or a handwritten note, let’s have a week that truly celebrates how special they are!
Spring Sing
Wednesday, May 1st @ 6pm
Spring Sing will include all 3rd - 8th grade choir members. All participants should arrive by 5:45pm. Dress attire will be "We Are St. Roch" shirts with jeans or any appropriate bottoms. Spring Sing will take place in the church.

All are welcome to enjoy this beautiful concert that Mrs. Elam has put together.
May Crowning
Friday, May 3rd @ 1:30pm
May is the month of Mary in our Catholic Church, and one of the ways that we show reverence to our Blessed Mother during this special time is to participate in a May Crowning ceremony. We crown Mary, because  she is the Mother of Christ the King, and Mary herself shows us the way to experience the joys of the Kingdom of Heaven.  When Jesus preached about the Kingdom of God, he stressed the importance of humility. “The last will be first” he said to his disciples (Mt 20:16). The Virgin Mary is a model of humility for us. If we want to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, then Mary shows us the way.

Use this link to watch an episode of "Brother Francis" on Formed about the Rosary with your little ones!  Brother Francis: The Rosary  (To set up your own free account on Formed using our St. Roch subscription, go to )
I-LEARN will be taking the place of I-STEP this year. I-LEARN will be given to all students in grades 3-8. The testing window for I-LEARN will be April 23rd through May 10th. Please note these dates in your calendar. We ask that you do NOT schedule any morning appointments during the testing window. All testing will take place in the morning, they will not test in the afternoon's.
The Office of Student Assessment is developing several three-minute videos to share with parents and educators about assessment systems and transitions to support assessment literacy.


Thursday, May 16th from 5-10pm
Friday, May 17th from 5-11pm
Saturday, May 18th from 4-11pm
Raffle Sales and Ride Bracelets
Raffle Ticket sales are underway. Our goal for this year is $21,000.

The top selling student will earn $100 cash. The seller of the 1st place winner will also earn $100 cash, so be sure to write your name down if you are the seller.

We have extra tickets available in the school office and in the back of church. Please do not print your own tickets at home.

Ride Bracelets
In order to earn a free ride bracelet for your student you must meet your family quota. Once your quota is met you will be able to purchase extra ride bracelets for siblings and family members.Here are the sales quotas for each family:
• 1 student = $65
• 2 students = $90
• 3 or more students = $115
Adult Volunteers (and 6th Graders)
We need everyone’s help to make MayFest a success! We are asking that every parent volunteer for at least one shift during Mayfest (if you are a 2 parent household, we need BOTH parents to work a shift). There are MANY people who go above and beyond this request! We have times and opportunities to fit everyone’s schedules. And as usual, we will need people to help work the booths, Monte Carlo area, food areas, etc. Please sign up using the link below.

Sixth grade students wishing to earn service hours may sign up with an adult on this link for Kid’s games only.
7th & 8th Grade Students
Each 7th and 8th grade student is required to work 1 shift during Mayfest. Please note that the sign up has been set up a little differently this year and we are allowing the 7th and 8th graders to work a shift with their peers. We will not be using money for the kids games this year, they will be using punch cards. It is imperative that the students show up for their shifts, be on time, and manage the games responsibly as this is a fundraiser for the school.
Rocket Junior Gardening Program
St. Roch School and Parish is starting a new program. The Rocket Junior Gardener Program is a hands-on experience that promotes a love of gardening, and will work to develop an appreciation for the environment, and encourage youth to be of service to others through service learning and leadership development projects. 

The group will meet after school on Tuesdays, with the first meeting on May 7th. The group will meet at 3pm for the remainder of the school year, and then they will decide on a time to meet in the summer. The program is open to any child age 8-13. For more information please contact Cindy Maude at .
School Supply Kits
New Program Coming for 2019-2020 School Year
St. Roch is partnering with 1st Day School Supply Kits to offer parents an easier way to shop for school supplies. Kits can be ordered online and will be delivered directly to school. Kits will be labeled with your child's name and ready for their arrival on the first day of school. 1st Day School Supply provides brand name products at affordable prices. This is an optional program. Flyers were sent home with your child today. More information will be shared in the coming weeks.  Order deadline is June 15.  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Kati Reeves, .
Spring Band Concert
The Spring Band Concert is on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00pm.

Beginning Band: 
-Tuesday, April 30 OR Wednesday, May 8. Your student must be at one of these to participate at the concert.

Advanced Band:
-Wednesday, May 1, OR Tuesday, May 7. Your student must be at one of these to participate in the concert.
Vacation Bible School
St. Roch VBS 2019!

Get ready for the "mane" event!
St. Roch's 2019 summer Vacation Bible School program, called  Roar , will be hosted in the evenings from

Sunday, July 14th -
Thursday, July 18th .

Kids ages 4 years through 4th grade are invited to discover that 
God is good even when life gets wild!

Colts Skills Camp
The Indianapolis Colts will host our 2019 Colts Skills Camp at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. This camp gives kids in grades 2-8 an opportunity to improve their football skills through instruction from local youth, high school and college coaches.

We are happy to announce that Colts TE Jack Doyle and CB Pierre Desir will join us at this year’s Colts Skills Camp!*
This camp encompasses all skill levels and is open to participants of both flag and tackle football leagues.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Andy Matis at .

*All announced players are subject to change
“Scouts, BSA” program is the Boy Scouts of America’s renaming of “boy scouts”. “Scouts, BSA” now provides the same quality youth program to boys and girls. An all-girl troop is now chartered at St. Jude.

Girls, ages 11 (or 10 and completed 5th grade) through 17, are invited to join in the adventure.

If interested, please contact Scott Strother by phone or email: 317.690.1477;
School Mass Schedule
School Mass is scheduled for 8:15am on Wednesdays and Fridays unless otherwise noted.
Wed. 5/1 - Mrs. Border's 1st Grade

Fri. 5/3 - Mr. Goins 5th Grade

Wed. 5/8 - Mrs. Plummer's 1st Grade

Fri. 5/10 - Miss Leppert's 5th Grade

Wed. 5/15 - Mrs. Payne's 4th Grade

Tues. 5/21 - Mr. G's 4th Grade
8th Grade Farewell Mass

Fri. 5/24 - Mrs. DeArmond's 2nd Grade
Weekend Server Schedule
April 27/28
Saturday, 5pm
Brady Davis
Lachlan Borders
Sawyer Borders

Sunday, 8am
Emma Kraus
James Guthrie
Alexa Tweedy

Sunday, 10:30am
Lily Brown
Paul Pittman
Victoria McDole

Sunday, 5:30pm
Eli Littell
Ezra Littell
Isaiah Littell
Lunch Menu
Week of April 29th
Salad of the Week - Taco Salad

Sandwich of the Week - Rocket Dog
Helpful Information
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • 4/28 - First Communion
  • 4/29 - Teacher/Support Staff Appreciation Week
  • 4/30 - PTO Quarterly Meeting @ 6:30pm
  • 5/1 - Spring Sing - 6pm in the church
  • 5/2 - $1 Pre-paid casual day
  • 5/2 - Dine to Donate @ Zaxby's
  • 5/3 - May Crowning @ 1:30pm
  • 5/4-5/5 - 7th Grade Bake Sale
  • 5/7 - We Are St. Roch shirt day
  • 5/7-5/11 - 8th Grade D.C. Trip
  • 5/12 - Mother's Day
  • 5/16 - NO SCHOOL
  • 5/16 - MayFest 5pm - 10pm
  • 5/17 - NO SCHOOL
  • 5/17 - MayFest 5pm - 11pm
  • 5/18 - MayFest 4pm - 11pm
  • 5/21 - 8th Grade Farewell Mass @8:15am (8th Grade Last Day)
  • 5/22 - Talent Show @ 9am
  • 5/22 - 8th Grade Graduation @ 6:30pm
  • 5/23 - Field Day
  • 5/24 - End of Year Awards following 8:15am Mass
  • 5/24 - Last day of School 1pm Dismissal NO AFTERCARE
Rebel Report
8th Grade Cheer Clinic
Any 8th grade girl interested in cheering is welcome to attend a clinic to get ready for tryouts on April 27th 10 AM -12 PM in the Roncalli bubble gym. The cost is $5. Please contact Head Coach Kara Applegate with any questions at .
Roncalli Rebelation 2019
April in Paris, Rendezvous Rebelation
Help raise funds for Roncalli families in need of tuition assistance.
Great food, drinks, LIVE music from 3rd Generation and one-of-a-kind auction items await you!

Saturday, April 27, 2019 

Roncalli Gymnase  (Gymnasium)
5:30 – 11:00 PM

Paris Fashions  or  
Business Casual Attire

For more information or to buy your tickets go to
Summer Sports and Academic Camps
Roncalli High School is the place to be for summer camps!  

Sports Camps  – Cheerleading, football, boys/girls volleyball, softball, baseball, gymnastics, wrestling, boys/girls golf, boys/girls basketball, boys/girls lacrosse, boys/girls cross country, boys/girls tennis, boys/girls swimming, boys/girls diving, boys/girls soccer.  Go to  to register, or   for more information, please contact (317) 788-4094.

Academic Camps  – Roncalli will offer multiple academic camps this summer! An  American   Sign Language Camp  is available for both beginners and more advanced students in grades 1-8, a  Young Authors Camp  will be offered for grades 5-8, two sessions of a  Robotics Camp  will be offered for grades 3-8 and high school students, and two fun Math Camps  will be offered for grades 3-5 and grades 6-8. Grades indicate the grade that students will be in for the 2019-20 school year.  Please contact  for additional information. 

5th - 9th Grade Boys Soccer Camp
Camp Dates: June 10, 2019 – June 13, 2019
Start Time: 6:00pm 
End Time: 8:00pm

Venue Name: Roncalli Stadium
Venue Address: 3300 Prague Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46227

Camp Cost: $50.00

Special Notes: Soccer Shoes, Workout Clothes & Soccer Ball

Register: Please visit

For any questions, please contact David Lauck:
or 317-7884094
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-1763
Fax: (317) 784-7051