Rocket Report
Vol. 2, No. 32, April 12, 2019
Words with Wilson
Every March, all 3rd grade students in the state of Indiana take the I-Read test. IREAD-3 measures foundational reading standards through grade 3. We had 32 students take the test, and I am pleased to announce that 100% of them passed! Our 3rd graders have been working very hard, and we are very proud of them. Today we celebrated with donuts on the playground!

The success of the students on this test is directly related to their parents, and all of the teachers they have had leading up to the test.  It started with parents reading to the child from an early age, and continues with the foundation they have received in Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. It definitely takes a team, and the team worked great together!

Way to go, 3rd grade!  We are proud of you!
Easter Egg Hunt
I-LEARN will be taking the place of I-STEP this year. I-LEARN will be given to all students in grades 3-8. The testing window for I-LEARN will be April 23rd through May 10th. Please note these dates in your calendar. We ask that you do NOT schedule any morning appointments during the testing window. All testing will take place in the morning, they will not test in the afternoon's.
The Office of Student Assessment is developing several three-minute videos to share with parents and educators about assessment systems and transitions to support assessment literacy.

Spring Band Concert
Change of Date
The Spring Band Concert is now on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00pm.

This will change some of the previously scheduled after school rehearsals:

Beginning Band: 
-Wednesday, April 3 and Tuesday, April 16 are still on. These dates are still "come if you can".
-Tuesday, April 30 OR Wednesday, May 8. Your student must be at one of these to participate at the concert.

Advanced Band:
-Tuesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 17 are still on. These dates are still "come if you can".
-Wednesday, May 1, OR Tuesday, May 7. Your student must be at one of these to participate in the concert.
Art Donations
The Art Department is looking for rice donations. (Either boxes of rice or bags of rice). This will be used for Native American rain sticks that they will be making in Art class.
Fish Fry - Sponsored by Men's Club
The St. Roch Men’s Club will be sponsoring two more Fish Frys during the Lenten season. The last Fish Fry is tonight, April 12th from 4:30 to 7:30pm. Dinner includes main dish, 2 sides, dessert, & drink for $7.00. The menu includes:hand breaded fish, baked fish, shrimp, grilled cheese, cheese pizza, green beans, coleslaw, mac n cheese, fries, and onion rings.
Lenten Morning Reflections for St. Roch Moms
All mothers of the St. Roch Community are invited to participate in a Lent prayer and reflection group. We will read, pray, and reflect individually, and meet together to pray and share every other Tuesday during Lent from 8:15-9:15 a.m. in the Parish Life Center. These dates are March 3, March 19, April 2, and April 16 . Join us in person, or participate in prayer independently using the same devotional we will have. Contact Stephanie Newton in the parish office at (317) 784-1763 or email at if you are interested in this opportunity to make the most of this Lent together in fellowship with other moms!
Vacation Bible School
Save the Date:
St. Roch VBS 2019!

Get ready for the "mane" event!
St. Roch's 2019 summer Vacation Bible School program, called  Roar , will be hosted in the evenings from

Sunday, July 14th -
Thursday, July 18th .

Kids ages 4 years through 4th grade are invited to discover that 
God is good even when life gets wild!
Mark your calendars now, and keep watch for registration information soon!
“Scouts, BSA” program is the Boy Scouts of America’s renaming of “boy scouts”. “Scouts, BSA” now provides the same quality youth program to boys and girls. An all-girl troop is now chartered at St. Jude. Meetings are at St. Jude in the science room, 7 – 8 pm on Tuesdays. Girls, ages 11 (or 10 and completed 5th grade) through 17, are invited to join in the adventure.
If interested, please contact Scott Strother by phone or email: 317.690.1477;
School Mass Schedule
School Mass is scheduled for 8:15am on Wednesdays and Fridays unless otherwise noted.
Wed. 4/17 - Mrs. Agresta's 3rd Grade

Fri. 4/19 - Living Stations in Gym @9:45am
and 6pm

Wed. 4/24 - Mrs. Feltman's 7th Grade

Fri. 4/26 - Mr. Watson's 6th Grade

Wed. 5/1 - Mrs. Border's 1st Grade

Fri. 5/3 - Mr. Goins 5th Grade

Wed. 5/8 - Mrs. Plummer's 1st Grade

Fri. 5/10 - Miss Leppert's 5th Grade

Wed. 5/15 - Mrs. Payne's 4th Grade

Tues. 5/21 - Mr. G's 4th Grade
8th Grade Farewell Mass

Fri. 5/24 - Mrs. DeArmond's Grade
Weekend Server Schedule
April 13/14
Saturday, 5pm
Juliana Wood
KJ Wood
Frankie Eagan
Sunday, 8am
Annah Meehan
Eli Littell
Ezra Littell
Sunday, 10:30am
Diana Geiger
Brady McGuire
Sydney Babb
Sunday, 5:30pm
Luke Hansen
Simon Alba
Maggie Hayes
Lunch Menu
Week of April 15th
Salad of the Week - *Chef Salad

Sandwich of the Week - *Chicken Patty Sandwich
*Sandwich and Salad on Fridays during Lent will be replaced with Fish Sandwich and Garden Salad.
Helpful Information
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • 4/19 - Living Stations 9:45am and 6pm (in Gym)
  • 4/19 - 1pm Early Dismissal Aftercare is available
  • 4/20 - Easter Egg Hunt
  • 4/21 - Easter Sunday
  • 4/23 - I-LEARN testing begins (ends on 5/10)
  • 4/24 - PTO quarterly meeting 6:30pm
  • 4/25 - $1 Pre-paid casual day
  • 4/28 - First Communion
  • 4/29 - Teacher/Support Staff Appreciation Week
  • 5/1 - Spring Sing - 6pm in the church
Rebel Report
8th Grade Cheer Clinic
Any 8th grade girl interested in cheering is welcome to attend a clinic to get ready for tryouts on April 27th 10 AM -12 PM in the Roncalli bubble gym. The cost is $5. Please contact Head Coach Kara Applegate with any questions at .
Roncalli Rebelation 2019
April in Paris, Rendezvous Rebelation
Help raise funds for Roncalli families in need of tuition assistance.
Great food, drinks, LIVE music from 3rd Generation and one-of-a-kind auction items await you!

Saturday, April 27, 2019 

Roncalli Gymnase  (Gymnasium)
5:30 – 11:00 PM

Paris Fashions  or  
Business Casual Attire

For more information or to buy your tickets go to
Summer Sports and Academic Camps
Roncalli High School is the place to be for summer camps!  

Sports Camps  – Cheerleading, football, boys/girls volleyball, softball, baseball, gymnastics, wrestling, boys/girls golf, boys/girls basketball, boys/girls lacrosse, boys/girls cross country, boys/girls tennis, boys/girls swimming, boys/girls diving, boys/girls soccer.  Go to  to register, or   for more information, please contact (317) 788-4094.

Academic Camps  – Roncalli will offer multiple academic camps this summer! An  American   Sign Language Camp  is available for both beginners and more advanced students in grades 1-8, a  Young Authors Camp  will be offered for grades 5-8, two sessions of a  Robotics Camp  will be offered for grades 3-8 and high school students, and two fun Math Camps  will be offered for grades 3-5 and grades 6-8. Grades indicate the grade that students will be in for the 2019-20 school year.  Please contact  for additional information. 

Roncalli Golf Clinic
The Roncalli Girls Golf Team will hold its 2nd Spring Girls Golf Clinic at Smock Golf Course Driving Range. Here's what you need to know:

Who: 5th - 8th Grade Girls              
Date: Saturday, April 13th
Time: 2 - 3:30 PM
Location: Smock Driving Range 4225 Todd Road. 
Phone number 317-888-4863
Girls will need to bring golf clubs and wear tennis shoes. Members of the Roncalli Girls Golf team will be there, along with Coach John Stelzel, to teach and show them this wonderful game. If they have a friend they want to bring, they too are welcome. There is no cost for this clinic. Please RSVP to John Stelzel, Roncalli Girls Golf Head Coach, 317-529-0178
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-1763
Fax: (317) 784-7051