Rocket Report
Vol. 2, No. 33, April 19, 2019
Words with Wilson
For Catholics, Easter Sunday comes at the end of 40 days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving known as Lent. Through spiritual struggle and self-denial, we have prepared ourselves to die spiritually with Christ on Good Friday, the day of His Crucifixion, so that we can rise again with Him in new life on Easter.

Easter is a day of celebration because it represents the fulfillment of our faith as Catholics. I hope that everyone is able to enjoy this wonderful day of celebration with your family. May the blessings of God be with you and your family during this Easter season and throughout the year.
Easter Egg Hunt
I-LEARN will be taking the place of I-STEP this year. I-LEARN will be given to all students in grades 3-8. The testing window for I-LEARN will be April 23rd through May 10th. Please note these dates in your calendar. We ask that you do NOT schedule any morning appointments during the testing window. All testing will take place in the morning, they will not test in the afternoon's.
The Office of Student Assessment is developing several three-minute videos to share with parents and educators about assessment systems and transitions to support assessment literacy.


Thursday, May 16th from 5-10pm
Friday, May 17th from 5-11pm
Saturday, May 18th from 4-11pm
Raffle Sales and Ride Bracelets
Raffle Ticket sales are underway. Our goal for this year is $21,000.

The top selling student will earn $100 cash. The seller of the 1st place winner will also earn $100 cash, so be sure to write your name down if you are the seller.

We have extra tickets available in the school office and in the back of church. Please do not print your own tickets at home.

Ride Bracelets
In order to earn a free ride bracelet for your student you must meet your family quota. Once your quota is met you will be able to purchase extra ride bracelets for siblings and family members.Here are the sales quotas for each family:
• 1 student = $65
• 2 students = $90
• 3 or more students = $115
Adult Volunteers (and 6th Graders)
We need everyone’s help to make MayFest a success! We are asking that every parent volunteer for at least one shift during Mayfest (if you are a 2 parent household, we need BOTH parents to work a shift). There are MANY people who go above and beyond this request! We have times and opportunities to fit everyone’s schedules. And as usual, we will need people to help work the booths, Monte Carlo area, food areas, etc. Please sign up using the link below.

Sixth grade students wishing to earn service hours may sign up with an adult on this link for Kid’s games only.
7th & 8th Grade Students
Each 7th and 8th grade student is required to work 1 shift during Mayfest. Please note that the sign up has been set up a little differently this year and we are allowing the 7th and 8th graders to work a shift with their peers. We will not be using money for the kids games this year, they will be using punch cards. It is imperative that the students show up for their shifts, be on time, and manage the games responsibly as this is a fundraiser for the school.
Spring Band Concert
Change of Date
The Spring Band Concert is now on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00pm.

This will change some of the previously scheduled after school rehearsals:

Beginning Band: 
-Wednesday, April 3 and Tuesday, April 16 are still on. These dates are still "come if you can".
-Tuesday, April 30 OR Wednesday, May 8. Your student must be at one of these to participate at the concert.

Advanced Band:
-Tuesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 17 are still on. These dates are still "come if you can".
-Wednesday, May 1, OR Tuesday, May 7. Your student must be at one of these to participate in the concert.
Art Donations
The Art Department is looking for rice donations. (Either boxes of rice or bags of rice). This will be used for Native American rain sticks that they will be making in Art class.
Vacation Bible School
Save the Date:
St. Roch VBS 2019!

Get ready for the "mane" event!
St. Roch's 2019 summer Vacation Bible School program, called  Roar , will be hosted in the evenings from

Sunday, July 14th -
Thursday, July 18th .

Kids ages 4 years through 4th grade are invited to discover that 
God is good even when life gets wild!
Mark your calendars now, and keep watch for registration information soon!
Colts Skills Camp
The Indianapolis Colts will host our 2019 Colts Skills Camp at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. This camp gives kids in grades 2-8 an opportunity to improve their football skills through instruction from local youth, high school and college coaches.

We are happy to announce that Colts TE Jack Doyle and CB Pierre Desir will join us at this year’s Colts Skills Camp!*
This camp encompasses all skill levels and is open to participants of both flag and tackle football leagues.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Andy Matis at .

*All announced players are subject to change
“Scouts, BSA” program is the Boy Scouts of America’s renaming of “boy scouts”. “Scouts, BSA” now provides the same quality youth program to boys and girls. An all-girl troop is now chartered at St. Jude.

Girls, ages 11 (or 10 and completed 5th grade) through 17, are invited to join in the adventure.

If interested, please contact Scott Strother by phone or email: 317.690.1477;
School Mass Schedule
School Mass is scheduled for 8:15am on Wednesdays and Fridays unless otherwise noted.
Wed. 4/24 - Mrs. Feltman's 7th Grade

Fri. 4/26 - Mr. Watson's 6th Grade

Wed. 5/1 - Mrs. Border's 1st Grade

Fri. 5/3 - Mr. Goins 5th Grade

Wed. 5/8 - Mrs. Plummer's 1st Grade

Fri. 5/10 - Miss Leppert's 5th Grade

Wed. 5/15 - Mrs. Payne's 4th Grade

Tues. 5/21 - Mr. G's 4th Grade
8th Grade Farewell Mass

Fri. 5/24 - Mrs. DeArmond's Grade
Weekend Server Schedule
Easter Vigil, April 20th @ 8pm
Saturday, 8pm
Cecelia Keiner
Faith Lowry
James Guthrie
Jonathon Snyder
Easter Sunday April 21st
Sunday, 9 am
Cooper Miles
Carlie Gaskill
Alexa Tweedy

Sunday, 11 am
Sophia Andrews
Monica Jones
Mikey Riedeman
Lunch Menu
Week of April 22nd
Salad of the Week - Asian Chicken Salad

Sandwich of the Week - Hamburger
Helpful Information
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • 4/19 - Living Stations 9:45am and 6pm (in Gym)
  • 4/19 - 1pm Early Dismissal Aftercare is available
  • 4/20 - Easter Egg Hunt
  • 4/21 - Easter Sunday
  • 4/23 - I-LEARN testing begins (ends on 5/10)
  • 4/24 - PTO quarterly meeting 6:30pm
  • 4/25 - $1 Pre-paid casual day
  • 4/28 - First Communion
  • 4/29 - Teacher/Support Staff Appreciation Week
  • 5/1 - Spring Sing - 6pm in the church
  • 5/2 - $1 Pre-paid casual day
  • 5/2 - Dine to Donate @ Zaxby's
  • 5/3 - May Crowning @ 1:30pm
  • 5/4-5/5 - 7th Grade Bake Sale
  • 5/7 - We Are St. Roch shirt day
  • 5/7-5/11 - 8th Grade D.C. Trip
  • 5/12 - Mother's Day
  • 5/16 - NO SCHOOL
  • 5/16 - MayFest 5pm - 10pm
  • 5/17 - NO SCHOOL
  • 5/17 - MayFest 5pm - 11pm
  • 5/18 - MayFest 4pm - 11pm
  • 5/21 - 8th Grade Farewell Mass @8:15am (8th Grade Last Day)
  • 5/22 - Talent Show @ 9am
  • 5/22 - 8th Grade Graduation @ 6:30pm
  • 5/23 - Field Day
  • 5/24 - End of Year Awards following 8:15am Mass
  • 5/24 - Last day of School 1pm Dismissal NO AFTERCARE
Rebel Report
8th Grade Cheer Clinic
Any 8th grade girl interested in cheering is welcome to attend a clinic to get ready for tryouts on April 27th 10 AM -12 PM in the Roncalli bubble gym. The cost is $5. Please contact Head Coach Kara Applegate with any questions at .
Roncalli Rebelation 2019
April in Paris, Rendezvous Rebelation
Help raise funds for Roncalli families in need of tuition assistance.
Great food, drinks, LIVE music from 3rd Generation and one-of-a-kind auction items await you!

Saturday, April 27, 2019 

Roncalli Gymnase  (Gymnasium)
5:30 – 11:00 PM

Paris Fashions  or  
Business Casual Attire

For more information or to buy your tickets go to
Summer Sports and Academic Camps
Roncalli High School is the place to be for summer camps!  

Sports Camps  – Cheerleading, football, boys/girls volleyball, softball, baseball, gymnastics, wrestling, boys/girls golf, boys/girls basketball, boys/girls lacrosse, boys/girls cross country, boys/girls tennis, boys/girls swimming, boys/girls diving, boys/girls soccer.  Go to  to register, or   for more information, please contact (317) 788-4094.

Academic Camps  – Roncalli will offer multiple academic camps this summer! An  American   Sign Language Camp  is available for both beginners and more advanced students in grades 1-8, a  Young Authors Camp  will be offered for grades 5-8, two sessions of a  Robotics Camp  will be offered for grades 3-8 and high school students, and two fun Math Camps  will be offered for grades 3-5 and grades 6-8. Grades indicate the grade that students will be in for the 2019-20 school year.  Please contact  for additional information. 

5th - 9th Grade Boys Soccer Camp
Camp Dates: June 10, 2019 – June 13, 2019
Start Time: 6:00pm 
End Time: 8:00pm

Venue Name: Roncalli Stadium
Venue Address: 3300 Prague Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46227

Camp Cost: $50.00

Special Notes: Soccer Shoes, Workout Clothes & Soccer Ball

Register: Please visit

For any questions, please contact David Lauck:
or 317-7884094
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-1763
Fax: (317) 784-7051