Rocket Report
Vol. 2, No. 24, February 8, 2019
Words with Wilson
Back in early December, St. Roch Catholic School applied for a grant,  through the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, known as the Growth and Expansion Grant.  I was notified this week, that we received the $20,000 grant!

This grant, along with the money that we raised for our Roch-a-Thon in the Fall, is going to allow us to update our Smart Boards. Most of our current Smart Boards are ten years old. We are excited to be able to begin replacing them.  

Thank you so much for all the work that you did to make our Roch-a-Thon such a huge success!  One of the main reasons we were able to secure the grant was because we had already raised half of the funds that we needed.  

We will continue to work hard to use the gifts that we are given to best benefit the students at St. Roch Catholic School.  Have a great weekend!
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.
Spring Sports Registration
Spring sport registrations are now open on the CYO website!

  • Kickball Grades 3 - 8
  • Soccer Grades Co-Ed 5-8
  • Track Grades Co-Ed 4 - 8
  • Boys Baseball Grades 7 - 8
  • Girls Softball Grades 7 - 8

Registrations due by February 20th!  
Upcoming Changes in School Calendar
Presidents Day - Makeup Day
We will be in session on Monday, February 18, Presidents Day due to the inclement weather on Wednesday, January 30th.
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.  
Cadet A Rockets on the Road to State!
Congratulations to our Cadet A Boys Basketball Team as they captured a City Championship. They will now be competing in a tournament with hopes to win a State Title.

Members of the team include Luke Hansen, Dylan Koglin, Elliot Borders, Patrick Schott, Drew Patrick, Dominic Hudson, Anthony Maxwell, and Chase Monroe. The Rockets are coached by Jeff Borders and Wally Patrick.

Join us in cheering on the Rockets!

The team will be playing Our Lady of Perpetual Help at Scecina @ 2:15pm on Sunday 2/10. 

If they win they will will play again at 4:30pm. 

State Finals are Sunday 2/17 at 1:30 at Scecina
Technology Club
There are only 5 spots available for our next Technology Club  session. We will be building our own handheld gaming system, similar to a Game Boy.  This is geared for students who are in 5th grade or higher. This session will start on Wednesday, February 20th.  Please click below to sign-up. The cost for the session is $20.
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
Box Tops
We will be doing one more collection of BoxTops for the year! Please bring your tops in and make sure your child’s name and homeroom teacher is on the bag! The class that collects the most will get to enjoy a pizza party when the weather gets warmer outside under the new pavilion!! We ask that you turn these in no later than Feb 15th!
All Students: Bring a Sack Lunch
Thursday, February 21st
Purse Bingo is coming soon!! On the date of Purse Bingo,  Thursday, Feb. 21st,  students will be eating in their classrooms and will need to bring a sack lunch. Please mark this date on your calendars. Thanks to our PTO for all their hard-work organizing Purse Bingo.
In the Know with the PTO
Only 18 tickets remain for this event!
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!
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! 
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 @ .
Service Opportunity
SVdP is making blankets for the homeless, terminally ill children in the hospital, and pets in animal shelters. We will be making fleece tie blankets, which require no sewing or technical know-how. The event will be held on Saturday, February 16th from 1-5pm in the school cafeteria. Feel free to stop by part of the time, or stay and complete multiple blankets! We will provide the fabric and instructions- we just need extra hands and pairs of scissors. If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Bauman at 951-271-1559 or via email at
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. 2/13 - Mrs. DeArmond's 2nd Grade

Fri. 2/15 - Mrs. Chamberlin's 8th Grade

Wed. 2/20 - Mr. Tindall's 8th Grade

Fri. 2/22 - Mrs. Feltman's 7th Grade

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
Weekend Server Schedule
February 9/10
Saturday, 5pm
Sophia Andrews
Austin Bradley
Kendall Kocher
Sunday, 8am
Monica Jones
Annah Meehan
Landon Ambrosia-Robinson
Sunday, 10:30am
Brady McGuire
Owen Hill
Faith Lowry
Sunday, 5:30pm
Mikey Riedeman
Kialeah Washington
Grace Troxell
Lunch Menu
Week of February 11th
Salad of the Week - Asian Chicken Salad

Sandwich of the Week - Grilled Chicken
Helpful Information
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • 2/13 - 1PM Early Dismissal - Aftercare is Available
  • 2/14 - $1 Pre-paid Casual Day
  • 2/21 - All students bring Sack Lunch
  • 2/21 - Purse BINGO
  • 2/23 - Quest for Excellence
  • 2/23 - He & Me Dance
  • 2/27 - PTO quarterly Meeting @ 6:30pm
  • 3/1 - Trivia Night - Hearts for Haiti
  • 3/7 - Dine to Donate - Jagger's
  • 3/8 - Yearbook Order Deadline
Rebel Report
Junior Rebel Theatre Camp
Registration information for this summer's Junior Rebel Theatre Camp is now available.

Registrations opens March 1.  
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.  
Youth Cheer Clinic
Roncalli will be hosting a cheer clinic on Saturday, February 23rd. For children in 1st - 8th Grade.
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-1763
Fax: (317) 784-7051