Rocket Report

Vol. 4, No. 13, November 6th
Words with Wilson
As the number of positive COVID cases in our state continues to rise, I want to reassure you that we are continuing to work hard to keep our school a safe environment. We are continually reviewing protocols with our students and staff, and they are all working together to keep each other healthy. A big thank you to all of our parents who are doing a great job of keeping your children home when they are not feeling well.

Please continue to reinforce social distancing and good handwashing with your kiddos. We will continue to do the same at school. If a member of your household gets tested for COVID, all members of the household should quarantine until the results are back.

Once again, I cannot thank you enough for the support that you have shown our staff through this incredibly different school year. This community is one special place and I am always proud to be a Rocket!

Have a great weekend!
St. Roch Day of Thanks & Giving
This year continues to provide many new challenges for us. Normally, we would be holding our annual Reverse Raffle and Auction. This is one of St. Roch’s main fundraisers for the year. This year we will be having the “St. Roch Day of Thanks and Giving.” More details will be out soon about the specifics of the event. We will still be creating baskets for this event.  

We really need everyone’s participation to make the baskets a huge success. Any monetary donations would be greatly appreciated (check should be made payable to “St. Roch”). The donations can be forwarded to the student’s teacher and we are hoping to have all donations in by Friday, November 14th. We would also gladly accept gift card donations. There is no set amount to give, just whatever you can afford at this time.   

If you wish to donate online, please use the link below.

PS - Are you or someone you know interested in doing even more to ensure the success of this event? We have some very exciting sponsorship opportunities available. Please reach out to Tina Hayes at for a list of our sponsorship levels and the many benefits associated with being part of this inaugural event. Together - we will raise $50,000 for Saint Roch!

Poinsettia Sale
6.5” pot wrapped in green foil $12 each
to benefit high school youth who will attend NCYC next year.
Poinsettia orders due: Friday, Nov 20th
Checks payable to: St. Roch Church
Pick up date: Saturday, Dec 5th at St. Roch
Tutoring Available
In the Know with PTO
Christmas Spiritwear Sale? We Need Your Feedback!
Are you interested in another spiritwear sale before Christmas? Please take this brief survey and let us know what you think!
November 50/50 Underway
Congrats to Susie Thornburg, who won $192.50 in the October 50/50! The November 50/50 is underway.

Need some extra money for the holidays? Buy a chance for the November PTO 50/50! Entries are $5 each. The 50/50 has paid out a little over $500 so far! Please put your name, phone number, student name and their home room class on the envelope. The class with the most entries will receive a casual day! The drawing will take place Tuesday, December 1st. Congratulations to Susie Thornburg! She was the winner of the October 50/50. (License #2608)  
1st Place Spiritwear
Just a reminder as you start thinking about Christmas gifts: Saint Roch earns 5% from every purchase made at 1 st Place Spiritwear. Check out some of the new winter items, including joggers, sweatpants, and quarter-zip sweatshirts. Right now, receive free shipping on orders over $30—
use the code FallBack-FS through November 8. Shop now!
Lunch Menu
Week of November 9th
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
  • November 7th - 8th Grade Placement Test
  • November 19th - $1 Casual Day
  • November 25 - No School
  • November 26 - No School Thanksgiving
  • November 27 - No School

The Roncalli Spirit Store will hold its annual Holiday Sale on Saturday, November 7, 2020 in the Roncalli cafeteria from 9 AM to 1 PM. We will have fantastic new merchandise updated with the latest trends and styles for everyone on your Christmas shopping list, you won’t want to miss. Eighth grade parents, shop with us while your student takes the Roncalli placement exam. Check out our FB page (Roncalli Spirit Store) for weekly sneak peeks. For more information, please contact Wendy Lawrie, Director of the Roncalli Spirit Store at or 787-8277 ext. 279. See you at the sale with your mask on!
Shadowing at Roncalli for 8th Graders
All first semester dates at Roncalli are filled! But don't worry, our second semester dates are open, and we are ready to start scheduling!

Please contact Allie Ross at to get your 8th grader signed up today. Shadowing dates will go fast as we are currently allowing 3 students per day. If that changes, we will open it up to more guests.
Roncalli High School Placement Test
Roncalli is excited to host the Class of 2025 for the High School Placement Test (HSPT) on Saturday, November 7! Additional details are below:

  • Test begins at 8:00 AM and concludes by 11:15 AM Please arrive 15 minutes early, and use the Fine Arts Center entrance (Door #5).
  • Cost is $10.
  • Students are asked to bring 2 sharpened No. 2 pencils; calculators are not allowed.
  • Accommodations, as designated in the student’s IEP/ISP, are available only for those students who provide the appropriate documentation to Mrs. Michelle Roberts (, Special Needs Director, at least 10 days prior to the HSPT.
  • No need for parents/students to register or call in for the November HSPT test date.
  • Only students who take the November HSPT are eligible for the Presidential Scholarship.
  • STARS students and parents are invited to the 8th grade parent meeting on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 7 PM in the Roncalli Auditorium.

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend an Admissions Information meeting on the morning of the High School Placement Test from 10:00 – 11:15 AM in the Ascension St. Vincent Gym (new gym). Items covered at this meeting will include the Admissions Application, the Admissions process, the Financial Aid process and some general academic and scheduling information. The end of this meeting coincides with the end of the HSPT. Please contact Jessica Engel, School Counselor (317) 787-8277 (ext.235) or Jane Dias, Guidance Administrative Assistant (ext. 214) with questions.
Roncalli Youth Girls Basketball Registration
Who: Girls in grades K-8
What: Indy Girls Hoops League sign-ups
When: Online through November 8th
Cost: $45 (grades 3-8) $30 (K-2) $20 for shooting shirt
My Story, R Family Series
My Story, R Family
Enjoy today's My Story, R Family video from Roncalli senior, and OLG parishioner, Scott Cahill. Scott is the youngest of seven siblings to walk the halls at RHS...he grew up here! He speaks a lot of tradition in his video, and going to Roncalli is a tradition for many families.

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