Rocket Report

Vol. 4, No. 35, May 7th
Words with Wilson
Last weekend Mr. Sarfaty's 2nd-grade class received their First Communion. It was a beautiful day filled with excitement and anticipation. It was wonderful to see how eager they were to receive Jesus for the first time.

A big thank you to Mrs. Newton and Mrs. DeArmond who worked very hard to help prepare the students for their big day. These celebrations are always a reminder to me of how wonderful a parish we have. We are blessed with the best, and I continue to be grateful to play a role in the lives of these very special young people.

Congratulations to all of our second-grade students: Josie Carothers, Tinley Ehrsman, Adrian Gravos, Sydnie Knott, Gus Malone, Levi Powers, Lilly Powers-Hacker, Wyatt Schoettle, Ian Wade, Myles Wilson, Eli Applyby, Sophia Baumann, Lily Cole, Genevieve Crawley, Hazel Culbertson, Jonny Durrett, Jaxon Guerin, Ben Kennedy, PJ Lucid, Lillian Mayanja, and Jacob Sauter.

Our 2nd-grade students will now work closely with our 8th graders as they prepare for Our May Crowning nest Friday.

Fall Kickball Tryouts
Attention all girls currently in the 2nd grade through 7th grade:
Fall Kickball tryouts are scheduled for May 19th and 20th
3/4 (current 2nd and 3rd graders) 3:00 - 4:30
5/6 (current 4th and 5th graders) 4:30 - 5:30
7/8 (current 6th and 7th graders) 5:30 - 6:30

Try out times are the same for both days and it is recommended that you attend both tryouts. It is required that you attend at least one tryout.
Sign ups for Fall kickball will be starting soon.  
NCYC 2021-2022
November 18th-21st
St. Roch Teens (Freshmen-Seniors in 2021-22) - ADD YOUR NAME to the LIST for November 18-21, 2021!

Preparations have begun for this year's National Catholic Youth Conference to be held in downtown Indy this November!
St. Roch needs to reserve our tickets now, due to limited capacity this year. Add your name to our quick list if you are planning to attend, and we'll reserve a spot for you to join our group at NCYC!

We have a limited number tickets remaining to join our St. Roch group at NCYC, so preregister ASAP to secure your spot!
Follow the link to complete information for each teen in your family who hopes to attend! This will get us connected so we can prepare during the coming months. $100 down payment will not be due until July 1.
Questions, please email Stephanie Newton (
The Roch 500
May 22, 2021

Each school family is asked to help sell $100 in Raffle Tickets. Raffle Tickets have been sent home. We have plenty of extra tickets in the school office that can be sent home upon request.

Any student (family) that turns in $100 or more before May 10th may be CASUAL every day from May 10th - May 20th. If money is turned in any day between the 10th and the 20th you may be casual from that day on.

If we have 100% participation, the entire school will earn a "FUN DAY" on Thursday, May 20th with "Mayfest" games, various activities and KONA ICE!

Top Seller's Families will get to drive the Pace Golf Cart on Saturday for one of the Walk Hours.

For every $20 your child (family) sells after their goal, they will be entered into a drawing for an amazing prize basket.

If you are having a difficult time selling $100 in Raffle Tickets please contact the school office and we will work to find a sponsor for your family. This will be done in confidence. If you would like to be a sponsor for a family in need you can contact the office or send your purchased raffle ticket(s) in an envelope marked "sponsoring a family"


Please let us know if you would like more tickets!
Help us accumulate 500 miles for St. Roch! Bring some cash for 50/50’s, Rocket Racing, Class Baskets, Concessions, Kona Ice, and a punchcard for games and activities for the kids. Sign up for an hour timeslot using the button below, or just call the Parish Office.
Adults-only Trivia event in the afternoon starting at 2pm leading up to our big raffle drawing at 4pm. $25 per person, includes snacks, sodas, and dessert. Bring some extra cash for 50/50’s, Rocket Racing, and Class Baskets. We can only have 20 teams - so don’t wait too long! Sign up your team of 4 to 6 people, or sign up by yourself and we will add you to a team. Use the link in the Friday eNews, on our Facebook page, OR just call the Parish Office.
Dress Code Addition for 2021-2022 School Year
For the 2021-2022 school year, we will be adding a navy blue pants/shorts/skorts option, and a grey shirt option. Students may also continue to wear khaki bottoms with navy blue shirts.

We do ask that if they choose to wear navy blue pants, they wear a grey shirt instead of a navy shirt. When they wear khaki pants, a grey or navy shirt is acceptable.

We will have uniform shirts with the St. Roch logo available for sale. Shirts DO NOT have to be purchased from the school. It will just be an option if you would like. Stay tuned for more details. We will open the store this summer so that you can have items for the start of the school year.
In the Know with PTO
Thank you to our PTO!
The St. Roch Administration, Teachers and Support Staff are very grateful for all of the support and appreciation that is continuously shown to us by the PTO. The pictures below do not give a full demonstration of all of the hard work and dedication that has been put in, but during our "Teacher and Support Staff Appreciation Week" the PTO went above and beyond to show their love and support for our Faculty and Staff.
Thank you PTO we are very appreciative!
Congratulations to Mrs. Jordan for winning our April 50/50 raffle. Mrs. Jordan won $282.50. Congratulations also goes out to Mrs. Leppert’s class, who raised the most raffle money in April. These lucky kids have won a popsicle party!

Following this wonderful news, the final 50/50 raffle of the year 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.
The Saint Roch PTO is sponsoring a contest to find the very best design for the 2021-2022 Saint Roch Spirit Shirt. One lucky winner will receive a free spirit shirt for themselves, a maximum of four free t-shirts for their siblings, and one free shirt for a parent. The winner also gets bragging rights for the entire year, and his or her name printed on each and every shirt! Designs must be submitted to Tina Hayes no later than Wednesday, May 12th.

  • This contest is open to all current students, parents, faculty and staff.
  • The 2021-2022 theme for the year will be “Do What Makes You Happy Holy.”
  • Please submit an ORIGINAL design, graphic, drawing or image.
  • Please limit your design to two or three colors.
  • The design will be on the front side of the shirt only.
  • The top three designs (as voted on by our teachers and staff) will be presented to the entire school for a final selection.
  • Designs must be submitted to Tina Hayes no later than Wednesday, May 12th.
  • Designs may be submitted via email at or via paper copy to the school office.
Mark your calendars. The next General PTO Meeting will take place outside in the grotto on Wednesday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. We will have several executive committee vacancies for the 2021-2022 school year. Please contact Tina Hayes if you’re interested in doing more for St. Roch by serving on the PTO!

I’m interested
Save the Date
Summer Family Faith and Fun Series!
Join us this summer at St. Roch for themed nights of family fun and faith-sharing! We will have crafts, games, music, snacks, and more for you to share. Mark your calendar and plan to bring your whole family! More details and info on how to sign up coming soon!

  • Tuesday, June 8 - Summer with the Sacred Heart 
  • Wednesday, June 30 - American Saints
  • Friday, July 16 - Theme TBD!
Server Schedule
Server Sign Up
Lunch Menu
Week of May 10th
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
  • May 9th - Mother's Day
  • May 11th - 1pm Early Dismissal with Aftercare Available
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-9144
Fax: (317) 784-7051
Retirement Reception for "The Captain",
Mr. Jim Ratliff
Mark your calendars because Roncalli will be holding a retirement reception for Jim Ratliff on Thursday, May 13, from 3:00 - 5:30 PM in his classroom (Room 018). Jim is retiring after 55 years of teaching drafting, architecture and manufacturing technology! All in the Roncalli Family are invited to come and extend your personal thanks to Jim and share your favorite stories of “The Captain” of the Division. Former students are asked to please bring with you copies of any old drawings or other work you may still have from your time in his class.
Shadowing Complete
Wow...what a fantastic year of shadowing we had at Roncalli! We had to pivot more than once to make sure we were able to offer some form of this awesome program, and we were able to welcome over 220 future Royals into the building! 

If your student was unable to shadow, but you'd like to take a tour of the school, please contact Allie Ross at Go, Royals! 
Applications Still Being Accepted for the
2021-2022 School Year
If you are interested in attending Roncalli High School next school year, applications for admissions are still being accepted for all classes! To complete yours today, please visit Contact Allie Ross at with any questions. 
Roncalli Virtual Tour
Roncalli Virtual Tour
Trying to decide if Roncalli is the right high school for your student? Join us for a video tour of campus! Follow along with recordings from John Herrick R'06, and see some of the highlights our tour guides share on their guided campus tours. Everything from classrooms, athletic facilities, the Chapel of the Sacred Heart and more! Find out why everyone wants to be a Royal!

f you're interested in an in-person tour, contact Allie Ross at

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