Rocket Report

Vol. 3, No. 2, August 16, 2019
Words with Wilson
This year, St. Roch Catholic School is trying something new. If you have looked at the St. Roch school calendar, you will notice “Meet and Greets.”. Beginning in September, we will be hosting “Meet and Greets” for different grade levels. The idea behind it, is to provide an opportunity for families to get to know each other. Most of our students begin here in Kindergarten, and stay with us through 8th grade. We want to offer our parents the opportunity to be able to build relationships with one another, and we are hoping this is a great way to do it!

The plan is pretty simple. St. Roch will provide the hot dogs, buns and drinks. When the weather permits, we will use the shelter area on our playground. If the weather is not good, we will either use the gym or the school cafeteria. We will send out a sign-up genius asking families to pitch-in and bring an item to share. These are by no means mandatory, but we would love to have all of you join us for these fun nights.  

Our first “Meet and Greet” will be on Thursday, September 19th from 6pm to 7:30pm for our Pre-K and Kindergarten families. A sign-up genius will be sent out closer to the event. 

Thanks again for a smooth start to the year, and your patience as we continue to implement our FACTS program. Have a great weekend! 
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!
We greatly appreciate your patience as we continue to transition into our new FACTS system. We are working diligently to get everything customized in order to help bring all of our systems together.

We have successfully sent out a few invoices this week and we plan to have all invoices for lunch, morning care and aftercare out by next Friday. Your first invoice for lunch, morning care and aftercare will include your balance from last year (-/+) and will include any charges incurred this year beginning August 7th.

If you have any questions regarding FACTS please feel free to call the Parish or School office anytime.

Julie McGuire - Parish Office 317-784-1763
Stephanie Littell - School Office 317-784-9144
Girls Basketball
Registration and Tryouts
Girls' Basketball will have an earlier start this season because CYO has decided not to schedule games over Fall Break. Due to this, we will only have one tryout.

Saturday, August 17th
  • 4th Grade - 9am - 10:30am
  • 56 - 11am - 12:30pm
  • Cadet 1pm - 2:30pm

You will need to have your athletes new physical turned in, have them registered through the CYO website and fees paid no later than Friday, August 16th . Fees for Girls' Basketball will be $75. In the comment section of registration, please add your athlete's size for uniforms.
St. Mark/St. Roch - Cub Scouts Pack 92
Kids (Kindergarten thru 5th grade) that may be interested in joining Cub Scouts for the first time are invited to attend a Recruitment Night being held at St. Mark on Tuesday, August 20th at 6:30 in the gym (called Schafer Hall).

If you are a returning Cub Scout, watch your email for the exciting Welcome Back event on Tuesday, August 27.
Hearing and Vision Screenings
Hearing and Vision Screenings will take place on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019.

Hearing Screenings will be for students in grades 1, 4, & 7

Vision Screenings will be for students in grades 1, 3, 5, & 8

If your student is scheduled for a vision screening, and wears glasses or contacts, please be sure they wear them on our screening day.

If you would like to decline the vision and/or hearing screening for your child you will have to submit a signed form.
$1 Casual Pre-Pay
Our first $1 casual day will be this Thursday, August 22nd. There will be 9 $1 casual days throughout the school year. Each $1 casual day is marked on our school calendar. If you would like to prepay, please take the time to go into your FACTS acct and apply a payment for $9 per each of your students under the Casual Day account. You also have the option to send in a dollar on casual day if you would rather not prepay. $1 casual days are optional and you will not be charged if your child/children choose to stay in uniform.
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. 

Please respond if you have any questions or concerns regarding P.E. Uniform ordering. 
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
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. 8/21 - Sr. Anne's 6th Grade

Fri. 8/23 - Mr. Watson's 6th Grade

Wed. 8/28 - Mrs. DeArmond's 2nd Grade

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
Lunch Menu
Week of August 19th
Salad Option - Italian Salad

Entree Option - Chicken Nuggets
Server Schedule
August 17/18
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
Teacher Wish List
  • 6 Stackable Stools for Kids 
  • 3 Bean Bag Chairs
Looking Ahead
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • August 16th - Feast of St. Roch
  • August 16th - Blessing of Pets 7pm at the Grotto
  • August 20th - Hearing and Vision Screenings
  • August 21st - Mission Wednesday
  • August 22nd - $1 Casual Day
  • August 28th - Mission Wednesday
  • 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 -
  • September 6th - Grandparents Day
Rebel Report
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