Rocket Report
Vol. 2, No. 21, January 18, 2019
No School Monday, January 21st
Words with Wilson
We have had an exciting week at St. Roch Catholic School. This week we held both our Geography Bee and our Spelling Bee. 

On Tuesday, we had forty students compete in our Geography Bee. The first round was taken as a test, and the highest scores competed for the title, in a series of questions that they answered orally. The final seven did an outstanding job with some very tough questions. In the end, it came down to 7th graders Brady Rossman and Chase Monroe competing for the championship. Chase went on to take the title. He had only missed one question on the preliminary test!

Congratulations to all of our competitors, with special congratulations to our 2019 Champion, Chase Monroe. Students who finished in the top seven include: Brady Rossman(runner-up), Lachlan Borders, Quinn O’Brien, Drew Patrick , Austin Bradley and Landon Ambrosia Robinson. Please be sure to read next week’s article for an update on our Spelling Bee Class Champions and Overall School Champion Way to go Rockets!
Winter Weather Plan

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.
Registration for 2019-2020
Registration for all RETURNING families is now open.

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
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.
Art Donations
The Art Room is looking for beads (any type would be good). If you have any at home that you would like to donate it would be appreciated. They will be used to string the hanger of the students pottery projects. We thank you in advance for your generosity and support of our Art program.
Middle School Youth Rally
Today is last day to register at discounted rate.
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
2nd Annual Saint Roch PTO Designer Purse Bingo
This event will be announced in the church bulletin next week - get
your tickets before they are sold out!

Mark your calendars and grab some girlfriends! 
It's time for the second annual Saint 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! Just in case your flyer is buried in your
child's backpack, we are attaching another one here! 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!
Postponed due to Weather
We regret to announce that the Find Your Greatness event with Dr. Allen Hunt at St. Roch Catholic Church in Indianapolis, IN on Saturday, January 19th  has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

This event has been rescheduled to Saturday, September 7th from 9:00am-1:00pm.

Your tickets will be valid for the new date.

If you are not able to attend on the new date please contact 859.980.7900 or to receive a refund or with any questions.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.
Big Game Party
5th Annual Super Bowl Party Sponsored by St Roch Men’s Club

MEN’S CLUB WINTER FUNDRAISER is on Sunday, February 3, 2019 . Doors open at 5pm. You don’t need to be present to win. Last year’s event was a huge success and this year’s should be even better! Pre-sale tickets are available now and include entry to the event, food, drink and a chance to win a cash prize of $1,000.00. Tickets are $25.00 per person.. This event is for adults aged 21 and over. Tickets will be available after all the masses and we will be selling tickets this Monday (January 21, 2019) evening in the parish life center from 6:30 to 8pm.

For tickets or information please contact
Andy Farris @ 317-319-7566
Danny Hayes @ 317-442-6069
Matt Iaria @ 317-445-7289
Paul Rossman @ 317-432-7053

Tickets will also be available for purchase in the school office. Babysitting will be available through the 3 rd  quarter.
Support the We Are Zoe Strong Foundation
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.
School Mass Schedule
School Mass is scheduled for 8:15am on Wednesdays and Fridays unless otherwise noted.
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

Wed. 2/13 - Mrs. DeArmond's 2nd Grade

Fri. 2/15 - Mrs. Chamberlin's 8th Grade
Weekend Server Schedule
January 19/20
Saturday, 5pm
Gavin Farris
Carlie Gaskill
Alexa Tweedy

Sunday, 8am
Jonathan Snyder
Annabelle Snyder
Lydia Stahley

Sunday, 10:30am
Emma Kraus
Leila James
Rylen James

Sunday, 5:30pm
Eli Rossman
Matthew Hudson
Sophia Rossman
Lunch Menu
Week of January 21st
Salad of the Week - Italian Salad (Pepperoni)

Sandwich of the Week - Chicken Patty
Helpful Information
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • 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.
Indy Junior Rebels Lacrosse
Interested in the fastest growing sport on  two  feet? Come see what lacrosse is all about! Indy Junior Rebels Lacrosse (the feeder program for Roncalli High School Lacrosse) is registering now for our spring season. Visit  or our facebook page for more information. We currently have teams for boys and girls in grades 3-8. Questions? Contact Julie at  or 317-496-7339.  
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-1763
Fax: (317) 784-7051