Rocket Report
Vol. 2, No. 19, December 21, 2018
Words with Wilson
Advent is the start of a new year in our liturgical calendar, which is a great time to evaluate new spiritual resolutions for ourselves and our families! We have an upcoming opportunity here at St. Roch that would be a great kickstarter for you!

On Saturday, January 19, we will host a Dynamic Catholic event called Find Your Greatness, presented by nationally known speaker and best-selling author, Dr. Allen Hunt. The morning will be focused on sharing the four habits of people who are truly engaged in the Catholic Church, and with admission, you will receive a copy of the book referenced, another CD, and an inspirational journal and pen.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-indianapolis-in-jan-19-2019 or after Masses this weekend (December 22 and 23) with a special BOGO offer! There are people coming from all around Indianapolis and even from out of state to attend, so get your tickets now! Seating is limited, and we want to pack the house with Rockets!

As we begin our Christmas Break, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! Thank you for all that you do for St. Roch Catholic School!
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
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
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!
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!
 
In the Know with the PTO
Dine to Donate
Our next Dine to Donate will be on Thursday, January, 10th at Bubba’s. Please join us at this event.
School Mass Schedule
School Mass is scheduled for 8:15am on Wednesdays and Fridays unless otherwise noted.
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

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
Weekend Server Schedule
December 22/23
5pm

8am

10:30am

5:30pm
Brady Davis, Lachlan & Sawyer Borders

Eli, Ezra & Isaiah Littell

Annah Meehan, Grace Troxell, Lucas Sigler

Mikey Riedeman, Austin Bradley, Maggie Hayes
December 29/30
5pm

8am

10:30am

5:30pm
Carlie Gaskill, Sydney Babb, Kendall Kocher

Sophia Andrews, Kialeah Washington, Gavin Dulworth

Monica Jones, Owen Hill, Frankie Eagan

Luke Hansen, Faith Lowry, Lily Rutherford
January 5/6
5pm

8am

10:30am

5:30pm

Eli & Sophia Rossman, Matthew Hudson

Jonathan & Annabelle Snyder, Nate Kinnaman

Lily Brown, Cooper Miles, Landon Ambrosia-Robinson

Juliana & KJ Wood, Lydia Stahley
Lunch Menu
Week of January 7th
Salad of the Week - Mini Corn Dogs

Sandwich of the Week - Chef Salad
Helpful Information
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • 1/7 - School Resumes
  • 1/8 - We Are St. Roch Shirt Day
  • 1/9 - Mission Wednesday
  • 1/16 - Mission Wednesday
  • 1/18 - Spelling Bee
  • 1/21 - MLK Day NO SCHOOL
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.
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.
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-1763
Fax: (317) 784-7051