Rocket Report
Vol. 2, No. 36, May 10, 2019
Rush Report

This next addition of my weekly address comes with a name that has been resurrected from my teaching days. If I taught your student at any point in my career here as a teacher at St. Roch Catholic School, you looked forward weekly or bi-weekly to my classroom newsletter. Those newsletters were called The Rush Report. I have noticed a sense of longing for another addition or two or three of The Rush Report, so I have brought it back. For those unfamiliar with The Rush Report, you will want to read each and every word! You will see why, if you do!

Ordinarily MayFest would be the top thing on my mind this week, but that is going to take second place to Mrs. Wilson. As all of you know by now, Mrs. Wilson had surgery earlier this week and this procedure has a recovery time that will not allow her to return to school for this school year. This is very hard for her, and very sad for the staff, students, and teachers. We all love Mrs. Wilson very much and wish she could be here to fill us with her laughter and spirit. I can assure you she is still working and staying involved from behind the scenes. I speak, text, and visit with her on a daily basis, so her presence is still here, it is just reflected through me. Myself, the staff, and the teachers are committed to bringing this school year to a successful finish, and we will all work together to accomplish that task. Mrs. Wilson will guide us with her love, prayers, and communication with me. We wish her a quick and successful recovery.

Now onto MayFest!! This next week is MayFest week, and we all know the fun and excitement that next week brings. It also brings it share of adjustments to our daily school schedule. On Wednesday, our main parking lot will have been transformed into the MayFest Midway. This will mandate adjustments to our arrival and dismissal. If you are using Before Care, you will need to park by the church and walk your students to the East (Playground Doors). Mrs. Baker will be there to greet them and keep them safe. If you are arriving or picking up during the normal hours, students will be dropped off on Pennsylvania Avenue by the church. Staff members will be there to open doors and keep the students safe.

There are 2 rules to follow:
1. Enter Pennsylvania North of the church and exit Pennsylvania to the south
2. Do not let your children jump out of or jump into your car without a staff member there to make sure they get in and out safely.

If you take care of these two rules, the staff, teachers, and I will take care of the rest and all will be safe! Do not create your own pick-up or drop-off plan or short cut because that puts students in harm’s way. Parents if you see someone not following the procedure we have set in place, please email me at ​​.

Final thing on MayFest! Please come and enjoy this event. All the proceeds from MayFest come right back to the school! Please help to make this event a success.

There are 2 rules for MayFest:
 1. Come out and enjoy the event with your family and be safe
2. Volunteer to help out! For every 2 hours you spend at MayFest having fun, you volunteer to work 1 hour (or more if you can)
Events like MayFest are only successful, if we all pull together and do our part! See you at MayFest!

That is the end of this edition of the Rush Report! Here is the reason why you read all of this information. Email the answers to the questions below to me and your student(s) will be entered in a drawing for some fun prizes.
1. What 3 things will Mrs. Wilson guide us with the remainder of this year?
2. Which direction should you be going for normal drop off and pick up on Pennsylvania on Wednesday?
3. What should you do if you see someone not following our drop-off and pick-up plan on Wednesday?
4. How many hours should you volunteer for MayFest?
5. Sometimes I make spelling or grammar errors, these are normally done on accident. However, sometimes I do them on purpose to see if you are paying attention. Did you see any errors in this Rush Report?

Send an email with the answers to these 5 questions to ​​.
2019-2020 St. Roch Shirt
Shirt Design Contest

Thursday, May 16th from 5-10pm
Friday, May 17th from 5-11pm
Saturday, May 18th from 4-11pm
Raffle Sales and Ride Bracelets
Raffle Ticket sales are underway. Our goal for this year is $21,000.

The top selling student will earn $100 cash. The seller of the 1st place winner will also earn $100 cash, so be sure to write your name down if you are the seller.

We have extra tickets available in the school office and in the back of church. Please do not print your own tickets at home.

Ride Bracelets
In order to earn a free ride bracelet for your student you must meet your family quota. Once your quota is met you will be able to purchase extra ride bracelets for siblings and family members.Here are the sales quotas for each family:
• 1 student = $65
• 2 students = $90
• 3 or more students = $115
Adult Volunteers (and 6th Graders)
We need everyone’s help to make MayFest a success! We are asking that every parent volunteer for at least one shift during Mayfest (if you are a 2 parent household, we need BOTH parents to work a shift). There are MANY people who go above and beyond this request! We have times and opportunities to fit everyone’s schedules. And as usual, we will need people to help work the booths, Monte Carlo area, food areas, etc. Please sign up using the link below.

Sixth grade students wishing to earn service hours may sign up with an adult on this link for Kid’s games only.
7th & 8th Grade Students
Each 7th and 8th grade student is required to work 1 shift during Mayfest. Please note that the sign up has been set up a little differently this year and we are allowing the 7th and 8th graders to work a shift with their peers. We will not be using money for the kids games this year, they will be using punch cards. It is imperative that the students show up for their shifts, be on time, and manage the games responsibly as this is a fundraiser for the school.
School Supply Kits
New Program Coming for 2019-2020 School Year
St. Roch is partnering with 1st Day School Supply Kits to offer parents an easier way to shop for school supplies. Kits can be ordered online and will be delivered directly to school. Kits will be labeled with your child's name and ready for their arrival on the first day of school. 1st Day School Supply provides brand name products at affordable prices. This is an optional program. Flyers were sent home with your child today. More information will be shared in the coming weeks.  Order deadline is June 15.  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Kati Reeves, .
Vacation Bible School
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!

Colts Skills Camp
The Indianapolis Colts will host our 2019 Colts Skills Camp at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. This camp gives kids in grades 2-8 an opportunity to improve their football skills through instruction from local youth, high school and college coaches.

We are happy to announce that Colts TE Jack Doyle and CB Pierre Desir will join us at this year’s Colts Skills Camp!*
This camp encompasses all skill levels and is open to participants of both flag and tackle football leagues.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Andy Matis at .

*All announced players are subject to change
IU Summer Program
The IU Game Development Camp is in its 7th year and offers a chance for students interested in computers, art, development, and design to create their own game projects. Our week-long sessions engage participants in every aspect of game development, and by the end of each week, students will have created a working game prototype from scratch. 

Participants aged 13-18 will have the opportunity to explore 2D and 3D game development using cutting-edge industry technology on the IU Bloomington campus, and we offer both day camp and overnight options for out-of-town students. Four sessions run through June, and this year, we're once again excited to offer Girlpowered!, a camp which seeks to engage young women in technology and design. We have plenty of scholarship opportunities still available. Full details can be found here: . Also, I'd be happy to come give a presentation about our Media School's summer offerings. Let me know if that's of interest! 
School Mass Schedule
School Mass is scheduled for 8:15am on Wednesdays and Fridays unless otherwise noted.
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 2nd Grade
Weekend Server Schedule
May 11/12
Saturday, 5pm
Gavin Farris
Leila James
Rylen James

Sunday, 8am
Jonathon Snyder
Annabelle Snyder
Lucas Sigler

Sunday, 10:30am
Kennedy Marsh
Callaway Marsh
Collin Ash

Sunday, 5:30pm
Evan Schaub
Brady McGuire
Nate Kinnaman
Lunch Menu
Week of May 13th
Salad of the Week - Asian Chicken Salad

Sandwich of the Week - Hamburger
Helpful Information
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • 5/12 - Mother's Day
  • 5/16 - NO SCHOOL
  • 5/16 - MayFest 5pm - 10pm
  • 5/17 - NO SCHOOL
  • 5/17 - MayFest 5pm - 11pm
  • 5/18 - MayFest 4pm - 11pm
  • 5/21 - 8th Grade Farewell Mass @8:15am (8th Grade Last Day)
  • 5/22 - Talent Show @ 9am
  • 5/22 - 8th Grade Graduation @ 6:30pm
  • 5/23 - Field Day
  • 5/24 - End of Year Awards following 8:15am Mass
  • 5/24 - Last day of School 1pm Dismissal NO AFTERCARE
Rebel Report
Mr. Puntarelli is Retiring
Friday, May 10th
3:15 – 5:00 PM 

Roncalli High School Media Center
Tim Puntarelli is retiring at the end of this school year after 40 years of service to Roncalli, 29 years of those as Dean of Students. During those 40 years, Tim also taught in the English and Theology Departments, was an assistant coach in our football program and worked numerous senior Christian Awakening Retreats. Roncalli High School will hold a reception in his honor on Friday, May 10 from 3:15 – 5:00 PM in the RHS Media Center. All are invited to stop in and extend your own personal thanks and appreciation to Tim. If you are unable to attend, cards or notes of appreciation may be sent to the high school to his attention. 
Girls Golf Team Call Out
Any 8 - 11th grade girl who is interested in playing golf for the Roncalli Girls Golf Team for the 2019 season and beyond, should plan on attending a call out meeting on Wednesday, May 15. We will meet at 3:30 PM in the RHS cafeteria. You'll get a chance to meet the current team and find out what we do. Hope to see you there, John Stelzel Girls Golf Coach!
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. 

5th - 9th Grade Boys Soccer Camp
Camp Dates: June 10, 2019 – June 13, 2019
Start Time: 6:00pm 
End Time: 8:00pm

Venue Name: Roncalli Stadium
Venue Address: 3300 Prague Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46227

Camp Cost: $50.00

Special Notes: Soccer Shoes, Workout Clothes & Soccer Ball

Register: Please visit

For any questions, please contact David Lauck:
or 317-7884094
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-1763
Fax: (317) 784-7051