Rocket Report

Vol. 3, No. 16 November 27, 2019
Words with Wilson
On behalf of the entire faculty and staff of St. Roch Catholic School, I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for each of you. The support and love that you show to all of us each day is amazing, and we are grateful that you trust us with your most precious gifts- your children. I hope you have a wonderful day, and enjoy spending time with your family.

God Bless You!
Sack Lunch Days
We have two days coming up soon where we are asking students to bring a lunch from home. The first day is next Friday, December 6th. We will be having Bingo with Santa that evening, and need to have time during the day to prepare the cafeteria.  

The second day is 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.  
Bingo with Santa
Friday, December 6th
Paper forms were sent home this week. There is a printable form attached below.

Please return form and payment to school by 11/27/2019, cash or check payable to St. Roch. GET YOUR RESERVATIONS IN EARLY! Seating is limited and honored by the order received. Kids of all ages are invited to attend!
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.
Spirit Wear Info
Saint Roch spiritwear has been sent home - unless you specifically requested to pick your items up in the school office. If you requested office pickup, please do so during school hours.

If there are issues (missing items, wrong sizes/styles) with your order, please let Tina Hayes ( hayes6850@yahoo.com ) know immediately. All issues must be brought to her attention no later than Wednesday, November 27th . Unfortunately, we do not have the funds to hold inventory so if you ordered something but find that you don't like it or that it doesn't fit, we cannot exchange those items. But - many families reached out after the sale was closed in an attempt to order, and you might be able to sell your items. We would suggest starting with the Saint Roch Mommas facebook page. Additionally, feel free to let Tina know if you have something you would be willing to sell or trade as she may be able to connect you with families looking for something in particular.

Our next sale will most likely take place in January or February. If you have ideas for items that you would like for us to offer, please reach out to Tina Hayes at the email listed above as we are always looking for new ideas!
Go Rockets!
Roncalli High School is hosting two outstanding speakers in the coming months, and has invited all South Deanery Schools to participate. All parents are welcome to attend a presentation from Detective Darin Odier in the Roncalli Auditorium on Monday, December 2nd from 6:30-8:00pm. Darin has served our community as a police officer for 30 years and a Federal Task Force Officer with the FBI Child Exploitation unit for 13 years. His presentation will focus on social media applications and dangers, sextorsion, and real life predators. Darin asks that no young children be present. While his talk does not include anything graphic, the subject matter is NOT for children.   
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.  
Indiana Pacers vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7:00pm
Save the Date!
School Night Fundraiser with the Indiana Pacers
The Saint Roch Rockets will be headed back to the Bankers Life Fieldhouse again this school year for their School Night Fundraiser. This is a great opportunity to make some money for our school while enjoying family time at a basketball game. More information to follow - but please mark your calendars now for 
Friday, January 17 th  
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.
December 12th

Evening Performance
@7pm

6th - 8th grade students
6th - 8th grade choir
5th- 8th grade band
December 19th

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

Pre-K - 5th grade students
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. 12/4 - Mrs. Payne's 4th Grade

Fri. 12/6 - Mrs. McClurg's 3rd Grade

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 67%
K-Plummer 60%
1-Borders 57%
2-DeArmond 76%
2-Leppert 75%
3-McClurg 65%
4-Gallamore 63%
4-Payne 73%
5-Agresta 73%
5-English 77%
6-Sr. Anne 71%
6-Watson 63%
7-Tindall 86%
8-Chamberlin 87%
8-Feltman 93%
Total School Attendance = 72%
Lunch Menu
Week of December 2nd
Salad Option - Taco Salad

Entree Option - Mini Corn Dogs
Server Schedule
November 30/December 1
Saturday - 5pm
Cecelia Keiner
Grace Troxell
Elian Noriega
Sunday - 10:30am
Callaway Marsh
Sydney Babb
Collin Ash
Sunday - 8:00am
Annabelle Snyder
Zane Baker
Annabelle Rose
Sunday - 5:30pm
James Guthrie
Lily Rutherford
Holly Reeves
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

  • 11/27 - Mission Wednesday
  • 11/27 - 1pm Early Dismissal - NO AFTERCARE
  • 11/28 - Thanksgiving Day - NO SCHOOL
  • 11/29 - NO SCHOOL
  • 12/1 - First Sunday of Advent
  • 12/3 - We Are St. Roch Shirt Day
  • 12/4 - Mission Wednesday
  • 12/5 - Dine to Donate
  • 12/6 - Feast of St. Nicholas
  • 12/6 - Bingo with Santa
LINKS
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  https://apps.roncalli.org/application . 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  aross@roncalli.org  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