Rocket Report

Vol. 3, No. 4, August 29, 2019
Words with Wilson
Yesterday I had the opportunity to spend the day with our 8th grade class at CYO Camp Rancho Framasa. The day couldn’t have been better. The weather was perfect, and the kids were outstanding. 

We started the day as a whole group playing some fun games, and then transitioned into small group activities. THe students were broken into groups and participated in some challenge activities that forced them out of their comfort zones. It was awesome to see some of our quieter students find their voice, and help their group overcome the challenge they were facing.  

In the afternoon, we had the great opportunity to participate in the high ropes course. Students were really pushed out of their comfort zone, and responded amazingly. Every student tried the high ropes course. Their classmates cheered them on and encouraged them to conquer their fears. As I stood there watching, I was filled with pride.  

Canoes, kayaking and archery finished our afternoon. After dinner, we ended the day with a prayer service. It was great to be in nature and feel one with the class, and one with God! It was a great day to be a Rocket!

Here is what the 8th grade had to say:

Jack Reed, “The canoeing was awesome, although a few canoes did flip over I stayed dry! Everyone was safe and had fun!”

Kyla Renfro, “The swings were the BEST! The first drop was a little scary and made me scream, but then it was fun. It was a great experience!”

Mike Riedeman, “ I enjoyed seeing the jellyfish in the lake. I also enjoyed the nostalgic memories being at Camp Rancho Framasa brought back to me from my childhood. Overall it was a great time! I hope the tradition continues.”

Maylee Johnson, “I liked canoeing and low ropes. It was cool getting to know and hang out with people I normally do not hang out with!”
We Are St. Roch Shirts are Here
Students should come home today with your 2019-2020 We Are Saint Roch Spirit Shirt orders. If you have concerns or questions about your order, please contact Tina Hayes at . Issues must be brought to our attention no later than Thursday, September 5th!

REMEMBER - Tuesday, September 3rd is your student's first opportunity to wear this year's shirt! Go Rockets!!!
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
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. 
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.
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. 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 60%
K-Plummer 67%
1-Borders 57%
2-DeArmond 76%
2-Leppert 73%
3-McClurg 59%
4-Gallamore 79%
4-Payne 87%
5-Agresta 73%
5-English 77%
6-Sr. Anne 94%
6-Watson 79%
7-Tindall 71%
8-Chamberlin 73%
8-Feltman 80%
Total School Attendance = 74%
Lunch Menu
Week of September 3rd
Salad Option - Grilled Chicken Salad

Entree Option - Rocket Dog
Server Schedule
August 31/September 1
Saturday, 5pm
Brady Davis
Lachlan Borders
Sawyer Borders

Sunday, 8am
Emma Kraus
James Guthrie
Alexa Tweedy

Sunday, 10:30am
Lily Brown
Paul Pittman
Victoria McDole

Sunday, 5:30pm
Eli Littell
Ezra Littell
Isaiah Littell
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
  • Peppermints
  • 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
  • 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.
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 .
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! 
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