Rocket Report
Vol. 2, No. 26, February 22, 2019
Words with Wilson
We have had an incredibly successful week at St. Roch Catholic School. On Sunday, our Cadet A Boys Basketball team played for a state title. On Wednesday, our technology club met, and 20 students learned how to use soldering irons so that they can begin making their own hand-held gaming systems. Also on Wednesday, 8th grade student Caitlin Pooler, won the regional for the National Scripps Spelling Bee. She now advances to the next round, for a chance to spell in Washington DC at the national competition. Last night our St. Roch PTO sponsored a very successful Designer Purse Bingo night. 

Famous Olympic athlete, Jesse Owens, once said “We all have a dream. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.” These qualities led to the successes that we had this week at St. Roch Catholic School, and the success we have each day. We continue to stay determined, dedicated, self-disciplined, and hard working. 

Have a great weekend! Thank you for all that you do to contribute to the success of St. Roch Catholic School.
Registration for 2019-2020
There is a $100 registration fee per student due at the time of registration. Payments can be made online via Mealtime or in the school's Main Office by check.
Upcoming Change in School Calendar
Good Friday - Early Dismissal
On Good Friday, April 19th, we will be having a 1pm dismissal. We will offer aftercare, and will not charge from 1pm until 3pm. Aftercare will remain open until 6pm.  
Watch Me Sculpt
School Yearbooks
St. Roch Catholic School

Ordering available until:
March 8, 2019

Full-Color Yearbook................................$14.00

To order visit: and enter this code: 34011H

Or return envelope, that went home, with cash or check payable to:

St. Roch Catholic School
He & Me Dance
Save the Date: He & Me Glow Gala
Saturday, February 23
6:00-8:00 p.m.
St. Roch Cafeteria
Girl Scout Troop #04143 invites all girls (both St. Roch students and parishioners) to the 2019 He & Me dance—otherwise known as the Glow Gala. The dance will be held on Saturday, February 23 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the St. Roch cafeteria. It’s the perfect special date with your loved one: have dinner or attend mass beforehand, and then dance the night away. Dress up in neon / 80’s clothes, and be prepared to get your glow on under the blacklights. Tickets will be $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. Make checks payable to Girl Scout Troop #04143. You can send your money in to school in a marked envelope.
Trivia Night
TRIVIA NIGHT TO BENEFIT OUR SISTER PARISH IN HAITI! Please mark your calendar for Friday night, March 1st! Put together your team or you can join a team the night of the event. Tickets will be on sale soon for $25 per person includes your entry fee, McQ’s pizza, 2 drink tickets and dessert! We are starting a new campaign to build another chapel for one that was destroyed in a hurricane within St. Michael Parish in Baie-de-Henne! More details soon! 
Mardi Gras Celebration
Student Government will be sponsoring a school wide Mardi Gras celebration in the afternoon on Tuesday, March 5th, AKA “Fat Tuesday” (the day before Ash Wednesday). Student Government is asking for each student to bring in $5, to help support this event. Students will have ample opportunity, to play games, win prizes and get snacks and/or treats during this celebratory event. This event will occur during the school day.

Please send all monies in a marked envelope labeled “Mardi Gras” and with each student’s name. You may send in cash or check. If you have more than one child you may combine your payment. Payments may be turned in to the office or with homeroom teachers. 

$5 per student should be submitted no later than this Friday, March 1st.
Wine and Painting
St. Roch Women's Club is hosting another Wine and Painting night on Tuesday, March 12th. We'll paint "be still" beginning at 6pm. All painting supplies, instruction, snacks and sodas will be provided. $25 per painter (send checks to the school or the church). Limited space available.

RSVP for this event by emailing
ILEARN Preparation
Here are several three-minute videos that have been developed by the Indiana Department of Education about assessment systems and transitions to support assessment literacy.
Catechist Call-Out
We are in need of volunteers to lead our Children’s Liturgy of the Word Ministry! Volunteers lead children ages 4 years through 2nd grade out of church during the Liturgy of the Word and guide them through simple activities related to the week’s readings. Volunteers will be scheduled on a rotating basis. Activities and materials are provided! Please consider this opportunity to serve our parish and help offer this ministry each week! If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Stephanie Newton @ .
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. Posted on our website on the front page
2. Notified via email to all parents and staff using Jupiter Grades
3. Posted on our "St. Roch Catholic School" Facebook Group Page
4. Posted on our Twitter page
5, A Remind Message
6. 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.
School Mass Schedule
School Mass is scheduled for 8:15am on Wednesdays and Fridays unless otherwise noted.
Wed. 2/27 - Mr. English's 7th Grade

Fri. 3/1 - Mr. Watson's 6th Grade

Wed. 3/6 - Mr. Goins' 5th Grade

Fri. 3/8 - Ms. Leppert's 5th Grade

Wed. 3/13 - Mr. G's 4th Grade

Fri. 3/15 - Mrs. Payne's 4th Grade

Wed. 3/20 - Mrs. Agresta's 3rd Grade

Fri. 3/22 - Mrs. McClurg's 3rd Grade
Weekend Server Schedule
February 23/24
Saturday, 5pm
Cecelia Keiner
Nate Kinnaman
Collin Ash
Sunday, 8am
Caitlin Pooler
James Guthrie
Simon Alba
Sunday, 10:30am
Emma Kraus
Luke Pliler
Victoria McDole
Sunday, 5:30pm
Paul Pittman
Brady Davis
Lily Rutherford
Lunch Menu
Week of February 25th
Salad of the Week - Taco Salad

Sandwich of the Week - Hamburger
Helpful Information
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • 2/23 - Quest for Excellence
  • 2/23 - He & Me Dance
  • 2/27 - PTO quarterly Meeting @ 6:30pm
  • 3/1 - Mardi Gras $5 due
  • 3/1 - Trivia Night - Hearts for Haiti
  • 3/5 - Mardi Gras Celebration in afternoon
  • 3/5 - We Are St. Roch Shirt Day!
  • 3/6 - Ash Wednesday
  • 3/7 - Dine to Donate - Jagger's
  • 3/8 - Yearbook Order Deadline
  • 3/8 - End of 3rd Quarter
  • 3/10 - Daylight Saving Begins
  • 3/12 - Wine and Painting
  • 3/15 - 3rd Quarter Attendance & Honor Roll Recognition
following 8:15am Mass
  • 3/16 - 8th Grade Dinner/Auction/Play
  • 3/17 - St. Patrick's Day
  • 3/21 - $1 pre-paid casual day
  • 3/22 - 1pm Early Dismissal - NO AFTERCARE
  • 4/1 - School Resumes
  • 4/3 - Family Religion Night
Rebel Report
Junior Rebel Theatre Camp
Registration information for this summer's Junior Rebel Theatre Camp is now available.

Registrations opens March 1.  
Indy Junior Rebels Lacrosse
Interested in Lacrosse?
Unsure what it's all about?
Come try it out this Saturday at the Roncalli Bubble from 2:30 - 4:30. Wear comfy clothes and tennis shoes. All gear provided.
Boys and Girls are welcome!
Forming teams based on the following - 
Birthdate ranges: 
U10 - 8/31/10 thru 9/1/08 
U12 - 8/31/08 thru 9/1/06 
U14 - 8/31/06 thru 9/1/04 
(8th Graders that are older will be in this bracket as they can't play HS yet.) 

Contact Julie Aldrich with any questions - 317-496-7339 or
Youth Cheer Clinic
Roncalli will be hosting a cheer clinic on Saturday, February 23rd. For children in 1st - 8th Grade.
Roncalli Summer Camps
Roncalli High School will again offer many different sport camps this summer for elementary age student athletes currently in grades K-8. These camps are conducted by members of the Rebel coaching staff and serve to provide fundamental instruction in each sport as well as a wonderful opportunity to have fun in a friendly and nourishing environment.

CAMPS for BOYS in 2019:
Cross Country

CAMPS for GIRLS in 2019:
Cross Country

CO-ED CAMPS in 2019:

The cost for each camp is $50 per camper/per session. Registration begins March 1

Information/Online Registration is available on the Roncalli High School website:  

For more information, please call the athletic office at Roncalli High School
(788-4094 or 787-8277 ext. 263).
The Roncalli RPO invites you to the Ash Wednesday Fish Fry! Join us Wednesday, March 6th from 5:00-7:30 PM in the RHS cafeteria. 

Dinner is $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids 8 and under. Dinner includes fried fish, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, green beans, chips and a drink. Optional cheese pizza for kids. 

Proceeds benefit the Christian Awakening Retreat. 

Donations welcomed below.

Please include the sign up genius link:
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-1763
Fax: (317) 784-7051