Rocket Report

Vol. 3, No. 5, September 6, 2019
Words with Wilson
Grandparents are such wonderful examples of love and kindness. When I think about my own grandparents, my heart always smiles. I remember how excited they always seemed to be when I would come to visit. Both of my grandmas were the very best listeners. They never judged and always loved unconditionally.  

As my grandparents were one of the greatest blessings in my life, so too are the grandparents of the students at St. Roch Catholic School. Please enjoy some quotes from our students about Grandparents and what they mean to them….

Bailey Kinnaman says, “I love my grandparents because they have taught me how to be respectful.”

Vivie Hayes replied, “ Grandparents are the kindest people!!! They always know how to cheer you up.”

Zeke Littell had a cool memory about his grandparents, “We went to see their puppies, and it was really fun!”

Abram Noriega added, “Grandparents are the greatest thing to have because they love you so much, and you can always trust them.”

James Guthrie said, “Very nice to have them here at school for Grandparents Day! I love to show them my daily routine. I love to be around them!”

Lily Rutherford offered, “ My grandparents mean the world to me! I would not be who I am today without them! They do so much for me.”

Lucas Sigler added, “I love my grandparents so much! I am thankful for all they do for me.”
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.

Paper Order Forms will be sent home next week
Uniform Sale Extended
Order before midnight this Sunday the 8th!
The online store will be open until Sunday, September 8th and be available for pickup after Sept 20th 2019 at Saint Roch.

Shirts run standard sizing. To ensure you are happy with your selection, there are apparel samples in the School Office. Please feel free to try items on before making your purchase as there are no refunds or exchanges.

If you have any questions, please contact Tina Hayes at

Once we close the uniform sale, we will begin the Spirit Wear Sale.
Join us for our 1st quarterly meeting
Quarterly Meeting is on Wednesday Sept 11th at 6pm . Free casual day to all students whose parents attend the meeting plus a drawing for something fun. We will be raffling scholastic bucks (for the bookfair) and a Saint Roch tumbler at the first meeting.
Dine to Donate
Thanks for a great Dine to Donate at City BBQ - mark your calendar for next dine to donate on 10/3/19 at Bubbas!
Find Your Greatness
On Saturday, September 7, we will host a Dynamic Catholic event called Find Your Greatness , presented by nationally known speaker and best-selling author, Dr. Allen Hunt. The morning will be focused on sharing the four habits of people who are truly engaged in the Catholic Church, and with admission, you will receive a copy of the book referenced, another CD, and an inspirational journal and pen.
On Saturday, September 7th, we will host a Dynamic Catholic event called Find Your Greatness, presented by nationally known speaker and best-selling author, Dr. Allen Hunt. The morning will be focused on sharing the four habits of people who are truly engaged in the Catholic Church, and with admission, you will receive a copy of the book referenced, another CD, and an inspirational journal and pen. 

*Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online, from our parish office, or at the door on September 7th.
Wine and Painting
St. Roch Women's Club hosts:

Wine & Painting
September 17, 6pm

Paint this beach scene and get your creative juices flowing.

Register and pay HERE - or in the church office.
Registration is open - now through September 3!

(must be 21 or over)
School Mass Schedule
All School Masses will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:15am unless otherwise noted.
Wed. 9/11 - Mrs. McClurg's 3rd Grade

Fri. 9/13 - Mrs. Agresta's 5th Grade

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
Sunday Mass Attendance
K-Jordan 67%
K-Plummer 40%
1-Borders 48%
2-DeArmond 59%
2-Leppert 63%
3-McClurg 47%
4-Gallamore 87%
4-Payne 87%
5-Agresta 80%
5-English 69%
6-Sr. Anne 67%
6-Watson 58%
7-Tindall 59%
8-Chamberlin 87%
8-Feltman 73%
Total School Attendance = 66%
Lunch Menu
Week of September 9th
Salad Option - Italian Salad

Entree Option - Chicken Nuggets
Server Schedule
September 7/8
Saturday, 5pm
Carlie Gaskill
Zane Baker
Gavin Dulworth

Sunday, 8am
Jonathan Snyder
Annabelle Snyder
Annah Meehan

Sunday, 10:30am
Cecelia Keiner
Paulina Toscano
Emalee Chappell

Sunday, 5:30pm
Evan Schaub
Alexys Brand
Nicholas Bastida
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 9th-13th - Book Fair Continues
  • September 11th - PTO quarterly meeting @ 6:30pm
  • 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 27th - ROCH-A-THON
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!
Roncalli Wrestling Foundation
Registration for elementary and middle school club wrestling will begin on September 3. You can sign-up during preseason practices on Tuesday and Thursday 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM or Sunday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Roncalli High School Wrestling Room. The youth wrestling season will officially begin on November 5, with practices on Tuesday and Thursday (Beginners 6:00 PM -6:45 PM, Advanced 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM), and we will have a full season competition schedule.  You can sign up at any time throughout the year, and club wrestling meshes well with our South Deanery CYO wrestling schedule.  More details can be found on the website -  OR contact Coach McClurg @ 317-501-8306, .
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-9144
Fax: (317) 784-7051