Rocket Report
Vol. 2, No. 18, December 14, 2018
Words with Wilson
There is a lot going on next week at St. Roch Catholic School.  Today marks the end of the 2nd quarter, which is hard to believe!  This school year is flying by, and everyday I am grateful for the hardworking students, faculty and staff.  Below you will find a daily listing of next week’s events. God bless, and have a great weekend!

Monday
Casual Day- Favorite Christmas Character Day
Secret Santa Shop- Jordan, McClurg, Plummer and Agresta

Tuesday
Casual Day- Ugly Christmas Sweater
Secret Santa Shop- DeArmond, Payne, Goins, Leppert, Gallamore, Chamberlin, Tindall and Borders

Wednesday
Casual Day- Red or Green Day
Secret Santa Shop- DeArmond., Agresta, McClurg, Feltman, English and Gann

Thursday
Dress- ALL MUST BE IN UNIFORM
Christmas Program- Performances at 1:30 and 6:30pm.  All Students will be dropped off at school by 5:30pm for the evening performance.  

Friday
Casual Day- St. Roch Spirit Wear
2nd Quarter Awards Ceremony following the 8:15am mass
Winter Pep Rally at 1:30 in the gymnasium
School dismisses at 3pm for Christmas Break and aftercare is available

School Christmas Program
The St. Roch Catholic School Christmas Program is Thursday, December 20th. We will have an afternoon performance at 1:30pm and evening performance at 6:30pm.  Both performances will take place in our church. All students in grades PK-6th grade, along with Junior High Choir and Band, will be participating.
 
The afternoon performance is a great time for those who do not like to fight the crowd of the evening show.  Parking is easier and it is light out for guests who do not like to drive at night. The only difference between the two shows is that the band does not perform at the afternoon show.     
 
Students need to be dropped off at the school by 6pm. All students will report to their classroom.  They will be monitored by their teachers during the concert.  When the concert is finished, all students must be picked up at the school.   We are asking that all students dress-up for the evening show.  Jeans are not acceptable. Students are wearing their uniforms for the afternoon show.
 
Thank you to Mrs. Elam for all of her hard work in preparation for the program.  If you are in need of handicap seating for the show, please email Mrs. Wilson at awilson@strochindy.org and I  will help make arrangements.
Christmas Eve 4pm Mass
Please read if your child is participating
On Christmas Eve at our 4pm Mass, we will present The Story of Christmas, narrated by St. Nicholas.  Children in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to take part in this Liturgy. K-1 will be cast as sheep.  2-3 will be cast as shepherds (boys) and angels (girls). The older children will have various parts in the presentation.

Thanks for allowing your child to participate in our Christmas Eve Liturgy.  We would like your child to be at church by 3:30pm on December 24th. Mass will begin at 4pm.

Each child is asked to provide his/her own costume.  Below is a list of suggestions that will help you to make a quick and easy costume for your child.

Costumes will be provided for the following: St. Nicholas, Star, Joseph, Mary, and the 3 Wisemen.

(These are suggestions, please feel free to use your own ideas)

~ Girls 2nd-3rd
Angels - wings  - white dress, if possible (halo provided if needed)

~ Boys 2nd-3rd
Shepherds - Bathrobe, (headdress will be provided if needed)

~ Boys & Girls K-1st
Sheep - Vest and hat covered with cotton, or your own ideas
Secret Santa Gift Shop
Volunteers Needed
Our Secret Santa Shop will be open Monday-Wednesday of next week. We need "elves" to help the store run smoothly. If you would like to volunteer, please follow the link below and sign up for a time. Thank you in advance for for time!


Hats, Gloves, and Scarves
Student Leadership will be collecting Hats, Gloves and Scarves from now 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.
Middle School Youth Rally
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
Wrestling 2019 - Sign Ups
Attention all Rocket Wrestlers! Please respond to the link if your son is interested in joining our Wrestling Team.

 
We ask that everyone respond by FRIDAY December 21. The fee payments of $50 may be made at the first practice on January 7 th  (Pk-4) and January 8 th  (for Cadets).
 
If you have any questions please feel free to give me a call or respond to this email.
Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz- We Learn, We Build, We Play- With LEGO: Gadgets and Gizmos theme
 
Students love our interactive Bricks 4 Kidz models. This unit is all about the fun of doing something with what you’ve built. From a spinning top 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. Don’t miss out!
Visit  www.indybricks.net  to register your child today. 
 
Parents, this is a great idea to share with grandparents for your child's Christmas gift!

We Learn, We Build, We Play with
 
LEGO®   Bricks!
Find Your Greatness

Find Your Greatness  
with Catholic speaker,
Dr. Allen Hunt, is coming to 
St Roch on Saturday  January 19, 2019
9:00AM - 1:00PM!
Come join St. Roch Catholic Church for a great morning of listening, learning, scripture, and prayer. Find Your Greatness is based on Matthew Kelly's best-seller 
The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic. 
Reach your full potential, create a personal life plan, and develop a vibrant spiritual life. 
Get your tickets today!  
 
Click the link below or call us at 

859.980.7900

 to reserve your tickets!
Pacers School Night
The Saint Roch PTO has partnered with the Pacers organization to have a Pacers School Night on Sunday, January 20, 2019. This is the night before Martin Luther King Jr. day, which means NO SCHOOL the following Monday! 

This is a family friendly event and a way to raise money for Saint Roch while having a little bit of fun as well! The Pacers will play the Charlotte Hornets that evening at 6:00 pm, and ticket prices range from $12.00 up to $55.00. For every ticket sold, Saint Roch will receive a donation from the Pacers. You can share the link with your friends and family, and all ticket ordering will be done online. If you are unable to make it to the designated Saint Roch school night, the Pacers are offering 3 alternate game nights that will also count toward our fundraising/donation award from them. 

To order tickets for any of the offered game nights, please follow the link below. Tickets must be purchased by 1/7/2019. Prizes will be awarded to students based on the number of tickets they sell, but there is no requirement to sell any, the details of the prizes are in the link below as well. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Michelle Wenzel at 317-294-9990 or  michellew@htiins.com . Thank you as always for your support of the Saint Roch PTO, we look forward to a fun night of basketball and hope to see you there!
 
School Mass Schedule
School Mass is scheduled for 8:15am on Wednesdays and Fridays unless otherwise noted.
Wed. 12/19 - Mrs. DeArmond's 2nd Grade

Fri. 12/21 - Mrs. Chamberlin's 8th Grade

Wed. 1/9 - Mr. Tindall's 8th Grade

Fri. 1/11 - Mr. English's 7th Grade

Wed. 1/16 - Mrs. Feltman's 7th Grade

Fri. 1/18 - Mr. Watson's 6th Grade
Weekend Server Schedule
December 15/16
5pm

8am

10:30am

5:30pm
Maddie Baker, Paulina Toscano, Lydia Stahley

Olivia & Diana Plummer, Ashlynn Gilmore

Diana Geiger, Emalee Chappell, Zane Baker

Chloe Painchaud, Nicholas Bastida, Alexys Brand
Lunch Menu
Week of December 17th
Salad of the Week - Chicken Patty

Sandwich of the Week - Italian Salad (Pepperoni)
Helpful Information
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • 12/14 - End of 2nd Quarter
  • 12/17 - 12/19 - Secret Santa Shop
  • 12/18 - Parish Christmas Concert
  • 12/19 - Mission Wednesday
  • 12/20 - School Christmas Program 1:30 & 6:30
  • 12/21 - 2nd Quarter Attendance & Honor Roll Recognition
  • 12/24 - Children's Christmas Eve Mass @ 4PM
LINKS
Rebel Report
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.
High School Application
Reminder: Roncalli High School Application
Roncalli is excited to welcome the Class of 2023 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 12 (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.
Roncalli Parents RPO
The Roncalli Parents Organization (RPO) invites you to join us on  Friday, January 18th  between 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM in the Roncalli cafeteria for a delicious meal. We will be serving chili, hot dogs, dessert and a beverage for only $5/person. After dinner, cheer on the Rebels Boys Basketball team as they take on New Palestine.
Roncalli Wrestling
CYO WINTER BREAK CLINIC
Roncalli Wrestling is hosting it’s 3rd Annual CYO Winter Break Wrestling Clinic at the Roncalli High School Wrestling Facility. RHS Head Coach Wade McClurg, the RHS wrestling staff, and RHS wrestling team will be teaching the wrestling techniques that are taught in the RHS workouts. This is a great opportunity for wrestlers to kick off the CYO Wrestling Season, and for those that have already been doing club wrestling at Rebel Wrestling Foundation!
Cost: $20 pay at the door
Dates: Tuesday, December 26th & Wednesday, December 27th
Time: 12:00 PM -1:30 PM
Ages: Grades K-8
Roncalli Rebel Softball
Winter Skills Camp
December 27 & 28

Grades 1-4, 9am-10:30am
Grades 5-8, 11am-12:30pm
Location: RHS Bubble Gym

Cost: $40
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-1763
Fax: (317) 784-7051