Rocket Report

Vol. 3, No. 17, December 6, 2019
Words with Wilson
The meat of Words with Wilson is going to look familiar to you as I sent it out in an email earlier this week.  I do, however, want to take this opportunity to celebrate our wonderful music teacher, Mrs. Elam. Every year the annual Christmas Concert is beautiful.  The amount of time and energy that it takes to make it such a lovely evening is endless. I love how excited the kids are to perform. Meredith does an outstanding job with our music department.  She is quiet, humble, very talented, and always lets her faith shine brightly. Thank you Mrs. Elam for sharing your talents with us!

This year we are holding two nights of Christmas Concerts.  The hope is that this will help with crowd size, and also the length of the concert.  All 6th -8th grade students will have their concert on Thursday, December 12th. This concert also includes 5th grade band students. The concert begins at 7pm in our church.  Students should be dropped off to the school at 6:30 pm.  We ask that each student dress in appropriate Christmas clothes for Thursday night’s performance. 

Our PK-5th Grade Christmas concert is scheduled for Thursday, December 19th at 6:30 p.m. 
Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade students, as well as the 3rd -5th grade choir members, will be performing a wide variety of Christmas songs throughout the evening.  Family and friends are all welcome to attend. Our Christmas program this year will take place in the church. Students should be dropped off at school at 6pm. We ask that each student dress in appropriate Christmas clothes for Thursday night’s performance.
Once again we will be having a 1:30 p.m. concert on December 19th.  We will not have an afternoon show on the 12th since the middle school is much smaller than PK-5th.  The afternoon show gives parents and family members the opportunity to avoid the crowds and the cold often associated with the evening concert.  Please note that attendance at the afternoon concert does not exclude your child from performing at the evening concert .  
These concerts are free of charge.  Free will offerings will be accepted as you leave the concert, with all proceeds benefiting our school music program. 
Bingo with Santa
See You Tonight!
Hats, Gloves, Scarves, & Socks
Student Leadership will be collecting Hats, Gloves, Scarves and Socks beginning December 9th until Christmas Break. We appreciate any and all donations. The kids will hang these on their Advent Bulletin Boards in the Hallways as a visual reminder that Advent is a Season of Giving.
Teacher/Staff Christmas Gifts
We would like to offer everyone the opportunity to contribute to group/class Christmas gifts for our wonderful teachers and support staff.

We will be collecting donations from now until  Friday,   December 13th  for anyone that would like to contribute. Your donations will be used to purchase various gift cards, through our SCRIP program, for the teachers and support staff of your choice.

Your donation can be made through our online giving link (below), cash or check. It is asked that all cash and/or checks (payable to St. Roch) be in sealed envelopes and marked for Stephanie Littell or "School Office." Also please specify who the donation will go towards and the amount.

When you break down your donation, you can list specific people or groups of people. We have homeroom teachers, resource teachers, special area teachers (Art, Music, P.E. Spanish, & Computer) cafeteria staff, instructional assistants, support staff and administration

Feel free to contact the office with any questions or concerns. Please note that this is optional. SCRIP cards are a great way to show appreciation to our teachers and support staff as well as giving back to the school. Buying gift cards through SCRIP is a program that donates a percentage of its sales back to the school.
Thanks to everyone who dined out at Jaggers! We so appreciate that you are willing to spend your family time earning money for Saint Roch! We're looking forward to dining with you again next month - January 9th at  Chick-fil-A 

For anyone who needs some spiritwear to finish out that Christmas shopping - we may be able to help! There are a few "extra" items available from the last sale. Take a look at the Saint Roch PTO facebook page for the updated list. If you don't have facebook but are interested in seeing what is available, please contact Tina Hayes at

Check this out: Saint Roch has partnered with the Indiana Pacers again this year to participate in an exciting fundraising opportunity! Buy tickets to select Pacers games, win some really neat Pacers prizes and help raise money for our school! It doesn’t matter if you’re a student or teacher, everyone can participate and have FUN at a Pacers game!
We will have our very own school night at a Pacers game with a check presentation at center court during halftime! Everyone will be together cheering on our hometown Pacers on  Friday, January 17 th   when the Pacers take on the  Minnesota Timberwolves . On this night, you’ll be able to pick up all of your prizes at the game. You could earn prizes such as:
·       VIP Pregame Viewing
·       2 FREE Tickets to our School Night
·       Pacers T-Shirt
·       Autographed Basketball signed by the entire Pacers team
If you can’t make it to our school night game, we have four alternate games to choose from!
ORDER ONLINE : You have the option to purchase your tickets online. You can even share the offer with family and friends via social media! It will be easier than ever to sell lots of tickets and earn those prizes! Simply go to  to purchase your tickets!
A portion of every ticket sold will help raise money for our school.  THE DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS TUESDAY, JANUARY 7 th .
Go Pacers! 
Sack Lunch Day
All Students must bring a sack lunch to school on Tuesday, December 17th.  The PTO Is hosting a special Christmas luncheon for the faculty and staff. We would like for our cafeteria workers to be able to attend as well.  

In addition, we are still in need of volunteers to help cover classrooms during the staff lunch on the 17th.  Please click the link below to sign up.  

Roncalli High School will be hosting Dr. Amy LaHood, Family Medicine Specialist at St. Vincent Hospital, who will be speaking to parents on "The Vaping Crisis." Dr. LaHood has been in family medicine for over two decades and has been on the front lines battling the vaping crisis with families and teenagers. Parents, please join us for this important presentation on Monday, January 27th in the Roncalli Auditorium from 6:30-7:30pm. Any parent of a St. Roch student that attends will receive a wristband that allows their child(ren) to be out of uniform that next day. Please note that this presentation is geared towards parents, and not children nor students.  
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. Notified via email to all parents and staff.
2. Posted on our "Saint Roch Catholic School" Facebook Group Page
3. Posted on our Twitter page
4. A text Alert
5. 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.
Skate with Santa
Skate with Santa
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Perry Ice Rink
6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Skate for FREE with a 6 cans of food  
or $5 monetary donation 
to St. Vincent de Paul Society

Sponsored by Indy Parks and 
Sycamore Ice Skating Club

December 12th

Evening Performance

6th - 8th grade students

5th- 8th grade band
December 19th

Matinee Performance
@ 1:30pm
Evening Performance
@ 6:30pm

Pre-K - 5th grade students
2020-2021 School Calendar
St. Roch Catholic School
2020-2021 Official School Calendar

August 5 - First day of school - Dismiss at 1pm
September 4 - Free day- Labor Day Weekend
September 7 - Free day – Labor Day
October 12-16 - Free days – Fall Break
November 25-27 - Free days – Thanksgiving Break
December 18 - Last day of school prior to Christmas Break
January 4 - First day of school following Christmas Break
January 18 - Free day – Martin Luther King Day*
February 12 - Free day Presidents’ Day Weekend*
February 15 - Free day – Presidents’ Day* 
March 19-26 - Free days- Spring Break
April 5 - Free day - Easter Monday
May 20, 21 - Free Days- Mayfest*
May 27 - Last day of school
All days marked with * (an asterisk) may be used for snow make-up days if needed. We will use them as E-Learning Days.  

E-Learning Days
Please click the button below to see more details concerning our E-Learning days.
School Mass Schedule
All School Masses will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:15am unless otherwise noted.
Wed. 12/11 - Ms. Leppert's 2nd Grade

Fri. 12/13 - 8th Grade

Wed. 12/18 - Mr. Tindall's 7th Grade

Fri. 12/20 - Sr. Anne's 6th Grade
Sunday Mass Attendance
K-Jordan %
K-Plummer %
1-Borders %
2-DeArmond %
2-Leppert %
3-McClurg %
4-Gallamore %
4-Payne %
5-Agresta %
5-English %
6-Sr. Anne %
6-Watson %
7-Tindall %
8-Chamberlin 87%
8-Feltman 93%
Total School Attendance = %
Lunch Menu
Week of December 9th
Salad Option - Grilled Chicken Salad

Entree Option - Rocket Dog
Server Schedule
December 7/8
Saturday - 5pm
Ezra Littell
Isaiah Littell
Sophia Rossman
Sunday - 10:30am
Chloe Painchaud
Maggie Hayes
Vivian Hayes
Sunday - 8:00am
Annabelle Snyder
Peyton Kocher
Monica Chamblee
Sunday - 5:30pm
Mikey Riedeman
Gavin Dulworth
Kialeah Washington
Teacher Wish List
Thank you for the donations thus far. We truly appreciate the generosity.

  • Used TI-84 Graphing Calculators 
  • Would like to have a classroom set of 8-9 graphing calculators to use with the Algebra class.  
Any purchased wish list items may be turned into the school office. Thank you for your support.
Looking Ahead
Upcoming Dates and Events

  • 12/6 - Feast of St. Nicholas
  • 12/6 - Bingo with Santa
St. John's Christkindl Village
Rebel Report
Roncalli High School Application
Roncalli is excited to welcome the Class of 2024 next fall! As a reminder, 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. For those who have not been in a South Deanery Catholic grade school for grades seven and eight, those next steps will include scheduling an admissions interview for Saturday, January 11 (limited space available). For all others, it will be scheduling your appointment to meet with your student's counselor to create their freshman year schedule. Please contact Director of Admissions Allie Ross at  or (317) 787-8277, ext. 243 with any questions.
Future Female Lady Rebel Golfers
Interested in playing golf at Roncalli? Check out this great opportunity for lessons.
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-9144
Fax: (317) 784-7051