Rocket Report

Vol. 3, No. 3, August 23, 2019
Words with Wilson
This year “Words with Wilson” is going to be teacher and student focused. I love walking around the building during the day, and watching the students engaged in their learning. There are so many great things going on in our building. I am proud and excited to share the wonderful ways our students grow and learn. Our teachers put a lot of work into the lessons they plan, and I am excited to show them off. Check back next week to see the great things happening at St. Roch Catholic School! 

Have a great weekend!  
Mrs. Roberts Wins an Award
Congratulations to our art teacher, Mrs. Anna Roberts, who has been accepted to the International WaterColor Society. Fifteen thousand people around the world applied, and her beautiful art work qualified her for a spot. She was one of only one of only 100 people selected. Along with being a member of the society, she also won a monetary award. She will travel to California over Fall Break to receive her award. Way to go, Mrs. Roberts!
Thank You!
HUGE THANK YOU! Just over a year ago, we raised over $7,000 to update our school lobby in honor of Father Wilmoth’s retirement. 

The walls were painted, a television was installed, new seating was purchased, our talented art teacher, Anna Roberts, painted a gorgeous portrait of the Blessed Mother that was hung, and parishioner and alumnus Daniel Feltman donated new epoxy flooring. 

Earlier this month, the final portion of the renovation was completed when twelve photos of our school - some dating back to the 1920s - were professionally mounted on the east wall of the lobby. Check it out sometime - it looks fantastic!

Thanks to our principal Amy Wilson, Anna Roberts for the portrait, Daniel Feltman, Jason Adams, and Steve Dwenger for the flooring, Matt Cecil for tearing out the old floor, Mike Hammans for installing the T.V., Dan Durrett for painting the walls, Tina Hayes for coordinating the picture display, Julie Motyka of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Archives for the historic photos, and Stephanie Littell for the more recent photos. Finally, thank you to the countless donors who gave anywhere from $10 to $1,000 toward this project. It is a fantastic update to our nearly century-old school building!
Fall Mum Sale
The 8th Grade class of St. Roch Catholic School
is selling Mums to earn money for their Spring trip to Washington DC.
$10 each mum -or- 3 mums for $25

Orders with payment DUE before Wed, Sept 4.
Flowers will be delivered to St. Roch and are available for PICK UP on the weekend of Sept 13 & 14 after all masses.
Paper forms may be turned in to the school office or in the collection basket at church. 
The 8th Grade class thanks you for your support!
Grandparents Day - Sept. 6th, 2019
Please look for paper invites to come home today with your youngest St. Roch student. The required Permission & RSVP will be online. Use the link below to RSVP for the Continental Breakfast and to clarify if your child/children have permission to leave with their grandparents.
Chess Club Call Out
Dine to Donate
Uniform Sale
The online store will be open until Friday, September 4th 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.
P.E. Uniforms
P.E. Uniforms can now be ordered by using the link below.
P.E. Uniforms will only be required in grades 5th-8th. 

The white colored P.E. shirt will still be acceptable this year, but all new orders will be the gray colored shirt. 
Welcome back Rockets from your Saint Roch PTO! We’re excited for another amazing school year. While we have a strong group of dedicated volunteers who make up the PTO Executive Committee, we need you to ensure that the PTO is doing all that it can for our school, our students, our teachers and our
families. Please consider getting involved! Our first meeting of the year is right around the corner. Attending the General Meetings is the best way to know what is happening with your PTO – and your student earns a casual day as well! We hope to see you there, and we hope to see you at all of the fun events we have planned for this year. Keep an eye on the Rocket Report and/or the Saint Roch PTO Facebook page for announcements and information!

Upcoming PTO sponsored events:
The first PTO meeting is on September 11th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria!

Our first dine to donate at Gallagher’s was a great success pulling in $400.00! Thank you for coming out and supporting Saint Roch, and thank you to the Himes family for sponsoring our first Dine to Donate event of the year.

Mark your calendars - The next dine to donate is on September 5th at City BBQ.

The 2019-2020 PTO Committee members are:
President: Tina Hayes
Vice President: Nicole Snyder
Secretary: Leslie O’Connor
Treasurer: Jennifer Tweedy
At Large Members: Melissa Stahley, Rhonda Lyle, Angie McHugh, and Terese Blackmon
Principal: Amy Wilson
Assistant Principal: Rick Rush
Teacher Representative: Mrs. Jordan
Box Tops
Free/ Reduced Lunch Application
You may apply for Free/Reduced Lunches at anytime during the school year. If you qualify you will be notified and the free/reduced pricing will take effect on the day your application is approved. We can not back date any lunches that were purchased previous to your qualifying date.

If a student was on Free/Reduced lunch at the end of the 2018-2019 school year they will continue to stay on until September 9, 2019 . You must re apply before this date in order to continue the free/reduced program for the 2019-2020 school year.

Applications are available in the school office. Please submit all applications to the school office or by email to Mrs. Littell at
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
Regular mass schedule will begin on August 21st. All School Masses will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:15am unless otherwise noted.
Wed. 8/28 - Mrs. DeArmond's 2nd Grade

Wed. 9/4 - Mr. G's 4th Grade

Fri. 9/6 - Mrs. Payne's 4th Grade

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
Sunday Mass Attendance
K-Jordan 86%
K-Plummer 53%
1-Borders 50%
2-DeArmond 76%
2-Leppert 75%
3-McClurg 53%
4-Gallamore 93%
4-Payne 80%
5-Agresta 73%
5-English 85%
6-Sr. Anne 83%
6-Watson 100%
7-Tindall 80%
8-Chamberlin 80%
8-Feltman 93%
Total School Attendance = 77%
Lunch Menu
Week of August 26th
Salad Option - Taco Salad

Entree Option - Chicken Quesadilla
Server Schedule
August 24/25
Saturday, 5pm
Caitlin Pooler
Zane Baker
Gavin Dulworth

Sunday, 8am
Jonathan Snyder
Annabelle Snyder
Carlie Gaskill

Sunday, 10:30am
Sophia Andrews
Monica Jones
Mikey Riedeman

Sunday, 5:30pm
Paul Pittman
Alexys Brand
Nate Kinnaman
Teacher Wish List
  • 6 Stackable Stools for Kids 
  • 3 Bean Bag Chairs
  • wooden clothespins 2 packages
  • Play-Doh
  • 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

Any purchased wish list items may be turned into the school office. Thank you for your support.
Looking Ahead
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • August 28th - Mission Wednesday
  • August 30th - No School
  • September 2nd - No School
  • September 3rd - "We Are St. Roch" Shirt Day
  • September 4th - Mission Wednesday
  • September 5th - Dine to Donate - City BBQ
  • September 6th - Grandparents Day
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.
Roncalli "R" Shirt
Don’t miss out on this year’s “R” Shirt – which is only available during the 2019-2020 school year.  This year’s shirt is great for Rebels of all ages!  Purchase the “R” shirt for your student earning him or her an out of uniform day once a month…and purchase one for yourself too! Shirts come in both youth and adult sizes – and in both short and long sleeves. This year, proceeds from the shirt will be used to support the 50th anniversary celebration.
The “R” shirt is available for purchase online or in the Roncalli Spirit Store. Currently, short sleeve shirts (adult and youth) are available in ALL sizes and ready for the first out of uniform day on Friday, August 30. Your order will be delivered to your student’s classroom, available for pickup at the front office or delivered to a south deanery elementary school.
ORDER DEADLINE at  - You have until Friday, August 30 to place your order online for either short or long sleeve shirts! Any shirts not in stock will be available mid-September.
If you choose to have your shirt delivered to one of the South Deanery Elementary Schools, your order will not be delivered until mid-September.
If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Lawrie at  or (317) 787-8277, extension 279.
Roncalli Chick-Fil-A Challenge
Beginning August 24, 2019, Roncalli High School will begin the annual Chick-Fil-A challenge with Franklin Central High School to see which school can eat more chicken. 

20% of all sales will be donated to Roncalli when you dine at the Southport Chick-Fil-A located at 5240 E. Southport Road, Indianapolis, IN 46237! The school that raises the most money throughout the week will be crowned this year’s Chick-Fil-A Challenge Champion and will be presented with a trophy at the Roncalli vs. Franklin Central on game Friday, August 30th.
Be sure every time you eat at Southport Chick-Fil-A this week they know you are supporting the Rebels  BEFORE  you order!
So, stop in at Chick-Fil-A early and often starting Saturday, August 24th at 6:00 AM until Friday, August 30th at 2:00 PM! 
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