Rocket Report

Vol. 4, No. 26, February 26th
Words with Wilson
I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a teacher. The beautiful thing about teaching is that no two days are ever the same. Each day teachers are blessed with the opportunity to help shape the lives of the beautiful young people we are entrusted with. It is hard to describe how wonderful it feels when you see how excited a student gets when they have a "Light Bulb" moment. I asked our teachers to share why they love teaching. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be sharing their responses. Have a great weekend!
"I love teaching because I enjoy helping students in any way that I can. I love being able to see the light bulb moment when students begin to understand something. I also enjoy being able to help students succeed not just in the classroom, but out in the real world as well."
Ms. Leppert
"My love for teaching is nourished by the bright and creative minds of our students. The result is on the journey we learn together. I learn from them just as much. I also love working each day with a staff second to none." - Mr. Watson
"I love teaching because it makes me happy to be with my students. I enjoy my interactions with them, in and out of class. I also love sharing my subject material, hearing my students share ideas and make connections. It's a great job!"
Mrs. Chamberlin
"I love helping students find ways to connect the material to their personal lives. Connecting the arts to your life can help express what you are feeling, but also helps you step into another's perspective. Finding ways to see another's point of view is an important skill they will carry with them forever. "-Mr. Elam
"It's a means to an end. But really...I love teaching because I get to help foster and encourage new ideas and independent thinking. "- Mrs. O'Brien
Re-Enrollment for 2021-2022
Only 2 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

Ordering available until:
March 12, 2021

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

To order visit:
enter this code: 54937Q
Spring Sports Registration
Deadline to register is this Sunday!
The deadline to sign up for CYO Kickball (grades 3-8 girls) and Track (grades 4-8 coed) has been extended until this Sunday 2-28 at midnight.

Unfortunately, we did not have enough interest in soccer to field a team (grades 5-8) this year.

Please remember to visit by midnight Sunday to register for kickball or track.
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 ends Sunday!
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 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 Additional Lenten resources, as well as recordings of the podcasts, can be found at
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
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)
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!

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!
Items from the winter spirit wear sale were delivered this week. Please report any order mistakes (e.g., missing items, incorrect sizes/colors) to Tina Hayes at (317) 698-8462 by noon today. 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 March 1st
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 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 St. John XXIII, pray for us. 
Junior Royal Theatre Camp
We are proud to announce the 15th annual Junior Royal Theatre Camp...Willy Wonka, Jr.! This camp is designed for your child to have a hands-on, multi-faceted theatre experience. Campers will enjoy making new friends as they build performance skills and learn self-confidence, teamwork, and theatre abilities. Registration opens on Monday, March 1st
Indy Junior Royal Lacrosse
Indy Junior Royal Lacrosse
Interested in the fastest growing sport on two feet? Come see what lacrosse is all about! Indy Junior Royals Lacrosse (the feeder program for Roncalli High School Lacrosse) is registering now for their spring season.

Visit or their Facebook page for more information. They currently have teams for boys and girls, grades 3-8. Questions? Contact Julie at or (317) 496-7339.
My Story, R Family
My Story, R Family
This week marks the last My Story, R Family featuring RHS love stories, and we are so happy that Mark '85 and Rosie '88 Maloney shared their story with us! They recognize how much Roncalli has changed since the 80s, but they also see how the core values, faith, teachings and camaraderie are the same. The connections you make in these hallways stay with you forever.

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