Rocket Report
Vol. 2, No. 20, January 11, 2019
Words with Wilson
Today at Mass, Father Hunter began, as we always do,  with the sign of the cross. When the students went to respond with their “Amen,” they were a little flat.  Father Hunter kindly prompted them and they tried it again. The response was much more lively. He spoke during his homily, and encouraged the students to proclaim their “yes” loudly and proudly.  He reminded them that they were saying “yes” to Jesus being present in their lives, “yes” that Jesus drives their decisions, and “yes” that we are awake and alive to be a part of this beauty that we are given each day.  

This was a powerful moment for me.  The students were engaged and truly listening to his message. The message seemed simple and yet so powerful at the same time.  It was a great reminder to me that I too must loudly and proudly say “yes” each day to love and serve as Jesus would. I am blessed to come to school each day and to be able to help shape the lives of the students we serve at St. Roch.  My best days, however, are the days that through their simple actions, I learn and grow also.
Registration for 2019-2020
Registration for all RETURNING families will begin next week.

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.
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
Watch Me Sculpt
Bricks for Kids
Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO STEM Workshops – Gadgets & Gizmos! (Grades K-4) 

Jan. 24, 31
Feb. 7, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21
3-4:00 PM

Students love our interactive Bricks 4 Kidz models! This unit is all about the fun of exploring and experimenting with what they’ve built. From a motorized optical illusion machine to a spin art model, kids will love playing with their creations! But don’t worry, we sneak in lots of learning, too – understanding probability in the “3-in-a-row” game model and learning about friction and symmetry with the spinning top lesson. The students will also have a blast constructing a mini-figure launcher, learning about gear ratios with the paper crinkler model, and competing with their friends with the battle tops machine! Don’t miss out! Please join us as we learn, build, and play with LEGO bricks!! Visit  to register today.
Middle School Youth Rally
Who: All 6th - 8th Grade Students
When: 02.02.19 from 1pm to 8pm
Where: Roncalli High School
What: A youth rally for middle schoolers focused around the theme of Holiness.

This rally will include:
  • A Keynote Speaker
  • Break out sessions
  • A t-shirt
  • Dinner
  • A service opportunity
  • And a dance with a DJ

Register today at
In the Know with the PTO
Our next Dine to Donate will be on Thursday, January, 17th at Bubba’s. Please join us at this event. Flyers will go home next week.
St. Roch PTO Designer Purse Bingo
Mark your calendars and grab some girlfriends! 
It's time for the second annual St. Roch PTO Designer Purse Bingo. 
The event will be held on  Thursday, February 21st  in the cafeteria. 
The cost for one ticket is  $30 , which includes ten games of bingo, one bingo dauber, and one drink ticket. 

Reminder - this is a 21 and older event! Look for a flyer to come home with your student. This event sold out last year - don't delay in sending in your registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Tina Hayes at . Thanks for supporting your PTO!
South Deanery Band Salute
Who: 7th and 8th Grade South Deanery Band Members

What: Roncalli High School Band’s South deanery Band Salute Night

Where: Roncalli High School, Bandroom (room 117 first). We will be playing on the gym stage.

When: Friday, January 25th, 6:00 PM

Dress: A tee shirt, polo, or sweatshirt with your school’s name, and jeans, no shorts

RSVP to Miss Peach, . We need to know how many people are coming for set up. We will not turn anyone away though. We can’t wait to see you! 

You will get to sit in with the band during the game. We sit on the stage, so our seats are great! You will get third quarter off, just like the high school band kids, and you can get up to $5.00 in free food at the concession stand. 

Games are usually over between 8:50 and 9:30 PM. It depends on the pace of the game, overtime, etc. 

Come and join the Roncalli band make some noise at the basketball game! 

Also attached is a colorful pdf created by an RHS student.

Women's Club
Join us Monday, January 21, at 7pm.
All women of the parish are invited to join us for appetizers and celebration as we kick-off 2019. We are planning our year of events and projects, and enjoying our time together. Bring your prayers and your laughter. Feel free to bring an appetizer to share, or just come and relax with us. Hope to see you there!
All School Skating Party
Save the date for Thursday, January 31st 6pm - 8pm. To help celebrate Catholic Schools Week we will be having an All School Skating Party at Wheels of Wonder!
School Mass Schedule
School Mass is scheduled for 8:15am on Wednesdays and Fridays unless otherwise noted.
Wed. 1/16 - Mrs. Feltman's 7th Grade

Fri. 1/18 - Mr. Watson's 6th Grade

Wed. 1/23 - Ms. Leppert's 5th Grade

Fri. 1/25 - Mr. Goins' 5th Grade

Wed. 1/30 - Mrs. Payne's 4th Grade

Fri. 2/1 - Mr. G's 4th Grade

Wed. 2/6 - Mrs. McClurg's 3rd Grade

Fri. 2/8 - Mrs. Agresta's 3rd Grade
Weekend Server Schedule
January 12/13
Saturday, 5pm
Caitlin Pooler
Zane Baker
Gavin Dulworth

Sunday, 8am
Chloe Painchaud
Austin Bradley
Simon Alba

Sunday, 10:30am
Cecelia Keiner
Paulina Toscano
Emalee Chappell

Sunday, 5:30pm
Evan Schaub
Alexys Brand
Nicholas Bastida
Lunch Menu
Week of January 14th
Salad of the Week - Grilled Chicken Salad

Sandwich of the Week - Beef and Cheese Burrito
Helpful Information
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • 1/16 - Mission Wednesday
  • 1/17 - Dine to Donate
  • 1/18 - Spelling Bee
  • 1/21 - MLK Day NO SCHOOL
  • 1/27 - Catholic Schools Week Begins
  • 1/30 - Mission Wednesday
  • 1/30 - South Deanery Spelling Competition
  • 1/31 - School Skating Party @ Wheels of Wonder
Rebel Report
Roncalli High School Application
Roncalli is excited to welcome the Class of 2023 next fall! With scheduling for freshman year starting in a month, if you haven't started the application process yet, you will want to get on that ASAP! 

The Application for Admission is now available online at . Once the application is complete and the $100 registration fee is received, you may continue the registration process. Please contact Director of Admissions Allie Ross at  or (317) 787-8277, ext. 243 with any questions.
Roncalli High School Tours
Did you know that you can schedule a tour of Roncalli High School during school hours to see what a typical day looks like? If you are curious on what this might look like, contact Director of Admissions & Marketing Allie Ross today to set one up! Allie can be reached at (317) 787-8277, ext. 243.
Roncalli Parents RPO
The Roncalli Parents Organization (RPO) invites you to join us on  Friday, January 18th  between 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM in the Roncalli cafeteria for a delicious meal. We will be serving chili, hot dogs, dessert and a beverage for only $5/person. After dinner, cheer on the Rebels Boys Basketball team as they take on New Palestine.
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-1763
Fax: (317) 784-7051