Rocket Report

Vol. 3, No. 19, December 20, 2019
Words with Wilson
Last night was another fantastic night! Our Pk-5th grade students did not disappoint. The joy on their faces, and in their voices, fueled my soul for the Christmas season. I always love seeing the excitement on their faces, and I love to watch them wave to their mom and dad when they spot them in crowd.  

As we head into break, I wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! Thank you for the love and support you show to me each day. Please enjoy your time with your family, and some much needed rest and relaxation.  

Merry Christmas!
Brownie Troop Visits Nursing Home
The St. Roch 2nd and 3rd Grade Brownie Troop visited St. Paul Hermitage on Wednesday afternoon.  They spent time singing and greeting the residents. They were so kind and brave, and truly were great representatives of St. Roch Catholic School.  Way to go , girls!
Save the date: 

*Dine to Donate - January 9th at Chick-fil-A 

*Mother-Son Event on Feb 8th, 2019 in the St. Roch Gym from 6 to 8:30pm. 
    There will be multiple game stations, pizza, and drinks. 

*Purse Bingo: Feb 20th - Doors open at 6pm and bingo starts at 6:30 in the cafeteria at St. Roch. 

*School Night Fundraiser with the Indiana Pacers
The Saint Roch Rockets will be headed back to the Bankers Life Fieldhouse again this school year for their School Night Fundraiser. This is a great opportunity to make some money for our school while enjoying family time at a basketball game. More information to follow - but please mark your calendars now for 
Friday, January 17 th  
Indiana Pacers vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7:00pm.
Wrestling Registration
Cadet Wrestling Registration (Grades 5 – 8)
Registration for the 2020 wrestling season is now underway. Cadet Wrestling is open to all Parish boys in grades 5-8. All cadet practices will be held at Roncalli High School. Practice will begin Tuesday, January 7. Cadet wrestling registration is on the CYO website ( www.cyoarchindy.org ). To register for CYO wrestling, go to the Participant Registration
Please contact John Andrews ( strochwrestling@gmail.com ) if you have any questions.
PK - 4 th  Grade Wrestling Registration
Registration for Pk-4 th  Grade is now open. You may register your child by filling out the survey below. We ask you to please get your child registered by Friday, December 20 th . The survey takes less than 2 minutes and fees for pk-4 are not due at this time.
Roncalli High School will be hosting Dr. Amy LaHood, Family Medicine Specialist at St. Vincent Hospital, who will be speaking to parents on "The Vaping Crisis." Dr. LaHood has been in family medicine for over two decades and has been on the front lines battling the vaping crisis with families and teenagers. Parents, please join us for this important presentation on Monday, January 27th in the Roncalli Auditorium from 6:30-7:30pm. Any parent of a St. Roch student that attends will receive a wristband that allows their child(ren) to be out of uniform that next day. Please note that this presentation is geared towards parents, and not children nor students.  
Inclement Weather
If we ever have a 2 hour delay, early dismissal, or school closing because of inclement weather, we will notify the teachers and parents using the following:
1. Notified via email to all parents and staff.
2. Posted on our "Saint Roch Catholic School" Facebook Group Page
3. Posted on our Twitter page
4. A text Alert
5. Posted via local TV stations: Channel 4, 6, 8, 13, 59 (this is the last places I notify, please look for above methods first)

As always, as the parent YOU are the one that makes the decision on whether to bring your children to school each day because of weather and/or road conditions. If we are in school at a normal time and the roads around your home or area are not safe to travel, please call the school office and notify the school that your children will not be attending school because of inclement weather. Your student will be given an excused absence.
2020-2021 School Calendar
St. Roch Catholic School
2020-2021 Official School Calendar

August 5 - First day of school - Dismiss at 1pm
September 4 - Free day- Labor Day Weekend
September 7 - Free day – Labor Day
October 12-16 - Free days – Fall Break
November 25-27 - Free days – Thanksgiving Break
December 18 - Last day of school prior to Christmas Break
 
 
January 4 - First day of school following Christmas Break
January 18 - Free day – Martin Luther King Day*
February 12 - Free day Presidents’ Day Weekend*
February 15 - Free day – Presidents’ Day* 
March 19-26 - Free days- Spring Break
April 5 - Free day - Easter Monday
May 20, 21 - Free Days- Mayfest*
May 27 - Last day of school
 
All days marked with * (an asterisk) may be used for snow make-up days if needed. We will use them as E-Learning Days.  

E-Learning Days
Please click the button below to see more details concerning our E-Learning days.
School Mass Schedule
All School Masses will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:15am unless otherwise noted.
Wed. 1/8 - Mr. Watson's 6th Grade

Fri. 1/10 - Mrs. Agresta's 5th Grade

Wed. 1/15 - Mr. English's 5th Grade

Fri. 1/17 - Mr. G's 4th Grade

Wed. 1/22 - Mrs. Payne's

Fri. 1/24 - Mrs. McClurg's 3rd Grade
Lunch Menu
Week of January 6th
Salad Option - Taco Salad

Entree Option - Mini Corn Dogs
Server Schedule
December 21/22
Saturday - 5pm
Annah Meehan
Ashlynn Gilmore
Cooper Miles
Sunday - 8:00am
Olivia Plummer
Diana Plummer
Jack Andrews
Sunday - 10:30am
Monica Jones
Faith Lowry
Elian Noriega

Sunday - 5:30pm
Nate Kinnaman
Lydia Stahley
Landon Ambrosia-Robinson
December 24
Tuesday - 4pm
Ezra Littell
Isaiah Littell
Zeke Littell
Tuesday - Midnight
Mike Riedeman
Cecilia Keiner
Holly Reeves
December 25
Wednesday - 10am
Monica Chamblee
-open for volunteer
-open for volunteer

December 28/29
Saturday - 5pm
Nate Kinnaman
Alexys Brand
Jake Gaskill
Sunday - 8:00am
Simon Alba
Zane Baker
Kale Appleby
Sunday - 10:30am
Alexa Tweedy
Holly Reeves
Paul Pittman
Sunday - 5:30pm
Sydney Babb
Maggie Hayes
Vivie Hayes
December 31
Tuesday - 5pm
Monica Chamblee
Ezra Littell
Isaiah Littell
January 1
Wednesday - 10am
Holly Reeves
-open for volunteer
-open for volunteer
January 4/5
Saturday - 5pm
Cooper Miles
Simon Alba
Chloe Painchaud
Sunday - 8:00am
Annabelle Snyder
Monica Jones
Annah Meehan
Sunday - 10:30am
Luke Pliler
Ashlynn Gilmore
Victoria McDole
Sunday - 5:30pm
Michael Riedeman
Nicholas Bastida
Lily Rutherford
Teacher Wish List
Thank you for the donations thus far. We truly appreciate the generosity.

  • Used TI-84 Graphing Calculators 
  • Would like to have a classroom set of 8-9 graphing calculators to use with the Algebra class.  
Any purchased wish list items may be turned into the school office. Thank you for your support.
Looking Ahead
Upcoming Dates and Events

  • 12/20 - 1pm Early Dismissal (Aftercare Available)
LINKS
Rebel Report
Maternity Leave Positions
Roncalli High School is seeking to fill two maternity leave positions for portions of the spring semester; one in Biology and one in Chemistry. If interested, please contact Principal Chuck Weisenbach at  cweisenbach@roncalli.org .
Roncalli High School Application
Roncalli is excited to welcome the Class of 2024 next fall! As a reminder, the Application for Admission is now available online at  https://apps.roncalli.org/application . Once the application is complete and the $100 registration fee is received, you may continue the registration process. For those who have not been in a South Deanery Catholic grade school for grades seven and eight, those next steps will include scheduling an admissions interview for Saturday, January 11 (limited space available). For all others, it will be scheduling your appointment to meet with your student's counselor to create their freshman year schedule. Please contact Director of Admissions Allie Ross at  aross@roncalli.org  or (317) 787-8277, ext. 243 with any questions.
CYO Wrestling
Winter Break Clinic
Roncalli Wrestling is hosting it’s 4th Annual CYO Winter Break Wrestling Clinic at Roncalli High School Wrestling Facility. RHS Head Coach Wade McClurg, the RHS wrestling staff and RHS wrestling team will be teaching the wrestling techniques. This is a great opportunity for wrestlers to kick off the CYO Wrestling Season!

Cost: $20 pay at the door
Dates: Monday, December 23rd & Thursday, December 26th
Time: 12:00 PM -1:30 PM
Ages: Grades K-8
Contact Wade McClurg at wrestling@roncalli.org
Cheer Clinic
Future Female Lady Rebel Golfers
Interested in playing golf at Roncalli? Check out this great opportunity for lessons. Please contact  John Stetzell at  girlsgolf@roncalli.org   for more information.
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-9144
Fax: (317) 784-7051