Rocket Report

Vol. 4, No. 25, February 19th
Words with Wilson
What a wild week it has been for everyone. Hopefully, Mother Nature will be a little nicer to us next week! On Wednesday we began the church season of Lent. When I was in grade school, I remember that I always dreaded the start of Lent. In my mind, it was a sad time for the church. A time when we didn't sing the Gloria, and couldn't sing the Alleluia, and we didn't eat meat on Fridays. As a child, my mindset was always focused on the negative, on what I was missing out on.

As an adult, my mindset has shifted significantly. I now look forward to the season of Lent. I look at the Lenten Season as an opportunity for me to grow spiritually. It is a chance for me to better myself for others and for God. I spend more time and prayer and find that by the end of Lent I feel my relationship with God is strengthened and renewed.

It's amazing how perspective changes with age. Have a great weekend, and thank you for your patience and flexibility through this crazy week!

Re-Enrollment for 2021-2022
Only 9 days left !
All returning students have the opportunity to register for $100 (per student Registration Fee) if registered before March 1st. 

Once open enrollment begins, on March 1st, the registration fee will increase to $125 for ALL students (including new and returning). 
Yearbook Orders
YEARBOOKS ARE NOW ON SALE

Ordering available until:
March 12, 2021

Full-Color Yearbook................................$14.00

To order visit:
enter this code: 54937Q
Track and Field
"Interested in spring sports?  Does your son or daughter play other sports?  Participating in Track and Field can be the perfect fit for you!  Most track and field athletes are multisport athletes.  There will be 3 practices per week which allows your son or daughter to make it to a couple of track practices as well as their other sports. Our coaches have years of experience coaching at the high school and grade school level.  We will focus on form and training work to get your son or daughter to get the most out of their experience.  We will have a parent meeting on March 10 (location TBD) and starting practice on March 29."

We are planning to officially combine teams with St. Mark and Nativity. That was the plan last year and I believe they did this year for Cross Country.

Registration is upcoming
Girl Scout Cookies
The 1st and 2nd Grade Daisy troop are selling Girl Scout Cookies. If you are interested, use the link below to place your order or email Lisa Bohacik at lisa.bohacik@gmail.com. We can send your cookie order home with your student. Thank you for your support.
(pre COVID photo)
Walking with Christ
This Lent, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis will join together to reflect on the Scriptural Stations of the Cross that were celebrated by St. John Paul II. Through 14 Podcasts, the listener will have an opportunity to practice the three pillars of Lent – Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. Each reflection will be led by priests from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. The Walking with Christ Podcasts will air in English, Spanish, as well as in American Sign Language on YouTube. 

New “Walking With Christ” podcasts will be uploaded every Tuesday and Thursday of Lent, and can be found by searching for “Walking With Christ” on the Apple Podcast app and Spotify app, or by following the link to SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/sean-hussey-904281910. Additional Lenten resources, as well as recordings of the podcasts, can be found at www.archindy.org/Lent2021
Junior High Youth Rally
South Deanery Youth Ministry presents: Jr. High Youth Rally 2021 

Saturday, February 20 from 2-8 p.m. at Roncalli High School 
Theme: In His Image 
All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are invited to spend a faith-filled afternoon at Roncalli High School. NET Ministries will join us with talks, skits, games, dinner and more. There will be opportunities for service, worship, and discussion – all with the theme of exploring who we are as sons and daughters of God.

Register now, as there are limited spots available this year!
If you have questions, contact Stephanie Newton - snewton@strochindy.org  
Calendar for
2021-2022 School Year
August 4 - First day of school
September 3 - Free day
September 6 - Free day
October 11-15 - Free days
November 24-26 - Free days
December 22 - Last day prior to Break

(91 days in 1st Semester)
January 10 - First day back
January 17 - Free day
February 18 - Free day
February 21 - Free day
March 25 - April 1 - Free days
April 18 - Free day
May 19 - Elearning Day
May 20 - Free Day
May 27 - Last day of school

(89 days in 2nd Semester)
In the Know with PTO
SIGN UP FOR THE FEBRUARY 50/50 RAFFLE
Don’t forget to join the February 50/50 raffle. 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)
AND THE NEXT PTO PROJECT IS …
Banners for the gym—and it won by a landslide! Thanks to everyone for weighing in on how we can use PTO funds to continue improving St. Roch school. We’ll report back here when we have more details on this exciting new project!
REMINDER TO DOWNLOAD THE BOX TOPS APP

The St. Roch PTO needs you to do a couple things so that St. Roch can continue to earn money from the Box Tops program:


1) Go to your app store, and search for the “Box Tops for Education” app.
2) Sign up via email, Facebook, or another integrated application.
3) Search for St. Roch using the keyword “ST ROCH CATHOLIC” our zip code (46227).
4) Go through the short graphical demonstration on how to use the app.
5) Try to remember to scan your receipts after each grocery trip!
WINTER SPIRIT WEAR SALE CLOSED
If you ordered items during the winter spirit wear sale, they will be delivered next week! If you need spirit wear in the future, you can always visit 1st Place Spiritwear. Use code LAYER21 for 20% off all orders over $50.
February Server Schedule
Server Sign Up
Lunch Menu
Week of February 22nd
Fish Sandwich will take place of the Chicken Nugget Option
on Lenten Fridays
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
  • March 2nd - 1pm Early Dismissal
  • March 12th - End of 3rd Quarter
  • March 14th - Daylight Saving Time
  • March 19th - 26th - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
RONCALLI REPORT
Roncalli Parent Representatives
WE NEED YOU! Roncalli Parent Representatives
Roncalli High School is seeking Parent Representatives from each South Deanery school/parish. We are looking for parents to serve as advocates for Roncalli in the community! What will this entail, you ask? Please see details below:
  • Act as "Parking Lot Promoters"...if Roncalli is being discussed, you can act as our reps! 
  • Meet with Roncalli admissions and administrative staff to discuss recruitment and retention strategies. Times are TBD as of now.
  • Possibly provide a testimony at a school/parish event.
If you are interested, please contact Allie Ross at aross@roncalli.org. St. John XXIII, pray for us. 
APPLY TODAY!
APPLY TODAY! Roncalli Application for Admission
Roncalli is excited to welcome the Class of 2025 next fall! As a reminder, the Application for Admission is now available online at https://apps.roncalli.org/application. You CAN fill out the application before your student takes the High School Placement Test.

Once the application is complete and the $100 registration fee is received, you may continue the registration process. Scheduling appointments with your student's counselor will begin in less than a month, so don't delay! Please contact Director of Admissions Allie Ross at aross@roncalli.org or (317) 787-8277, ext. 243 with any questions.
RONCALLI JR ROYALS GOLF CLUB IS BACK
SPRING SEASON INFORMATION NIGHT
             WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2021 6:30 pm at St Jude Gym Bldg
Enter via gym doors and to the left is Apostle Room
Any South Deanery boys and girls in 6th, 7th or 8th grades,
 interested in playing spring season golf.
Any questions contact Alicia Zins at aliciazins@gmail.com
(Helpful to have some prior golf experience)
Indy Junior ROYALS Lacrosse
It is with great excitement and hope that we share that Indy Junior ROYALS Lacrosse registration is now open for the 2021 spring season! We are hoping and praying we can get enough registrants to field teams and are already working on scheduling games. Please sign up as soon as possible if your child is interested in playing. Spread the word and let us know if you have any questions! 
My Story, R Family
My Story, R Family
This week's My Story, R Family introduces us to 2003 Roncalli graduates, Joey and Stephanie Newton! What started in RHS band freshman year, has now blossomed into a beautiful family with three little girls. Just wait until you get to the Jamaica trip story...you're going to love it!

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