Rocket Report

Vol. 4, No. 5, September 3, 2020
Words with Wilson
Hooray for a long weekend! As we have now been in school for several weeks, I continue to be amazed at the resiliency of our students. This year may not look anything like previous years, but you wouldn’t know it by watching our students. They have not missed a beat. They are working hard and continuing to amaze all of us with their always positive attitudes.  

We are blessed with the best staff. They too continue to remain positive and work harder than ever. Thank you to all of you who contributed to the teacher snack cart. It is a great boost, and we all appreciate it very much.  

I hope everyone enjoys the long weekend. I am looking forward to spending time with my family, and I wish you a weekend full of rest and relaxation.  
Election Day- Virtual Learning Day
Tuesday, November 3, 2020

As many of you know, St. Roch has traditionally been a polling site. This tradition will continue this election year, and we are excited to welcome the precinct to St. Roch.

The precinct is “housed” in our Parish Life Center and Gymnasium. This location has worked well in the past and has allowed us to continue a normal school day and simply cancel PE classes for the day. This year we have a couple more obstacles due to the changes we have had to make in order to be compliant with the state and local rules for COVID-19 and the changes we have had to make to keep our students off the front parking lot for recess and with our change to our dismissal. 

Due to these changes, we will not be able to operate our school on Election Day this year. We have decided to make this an e-Learning day for St. Roch Catholic School. We were originally doing a 1 pm dismissal on this day, but feel for safety purposes, it will be better to not have our students on campus.

Teachers will send home materials and schedules for “live” lessons for this day the Friday before the election. Older students, grades 3-8, will also bring their Chromebooks home for this eLearning Day.

Thank you in advance for your support to this change in our school calendar!
In the Know with PTO
General Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday, September 23
Please join us for our first General PTO meeting on Wednesday, September 23 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The children of any parent attending will receive a free casual day! Assuming the weather is cooperating, we plan to hold the meeting outdoors (meet at the shelter), so BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair). Childcare will not be provided.
 
Spirit Wear Delivery
Items from the second spirit wear sale will be delivered the week of September 21.
New 50/50 Raffle Fundraiser
Join in on our 50/50 Raffle!
 
PTO will be offering a 50/50 Raffle once a month to replace our monthly Dine to Donate. Purchase as many chances you, your family or your friends would like at $5 per chance.
 
To participate, please address your own envelope with:
Name
Phone Number
Student
Grade / Teacher
Dollar amount

Envelopes can be turned into the school office or your homeroom teachers.
 
We can only accept cash or checks made out to St. Roch. This month’s deadline for entries is September 30th at 3pm and a winner will be drawn on the 1st of October.

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Free/ Reduced Lunch Application
You may apply for Free/Reduced Lunches at anytime during the school year. If you qualify you will be notified and the free/reduced pricing will take effect on the day your application is approved. We can not back date any lunches that were purchased previous to your qualifying date.

If a student was on Free/Reduced lunch at the end of the 2019-2020 school year they will continue to stay on until September 9, 2020. You must re apply before this date in order to continue the free/reduced program for the 2020-2021 school year.

Applications are available in the school office. Please submit all applications to the school office or by email to Mrs. Littell at slittell@strochindy.org
Lunch Menu
Week of September 7th
Entree Option - Chicken Nuggets
Every lunch is also served with fruit, veggies and Milk
Teacher Wish List
We are very appreciative of your support!
Looking Ahead
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • Friday, September 25th - ROCHATHON
Indy Public Library Survey
Your participation is appreciated
RONCALLI REPORT
Shadowing at Roncalli for 8th Graders
Like many things this year, Roncalli's shadow program for 8th graders is going to look a little different due to Covid-19. Instead of doing a half-day class shadow in the fall, 8th graders are welcome to shadow individually for an entire day! For those that are interested, please contact Allie Ross at aross@roncalli.org to get a visit set up for your student. She currently has days available September-December, with a max of 3 guests per day. Shadow days will also be available January-April (dates not yet set) for the second semester. 
Roncalli Yard Signs
Don't have a student at Roncalli, but would like a 2020 yard sign? We have you covered! Signs are available NOW at the front entrance of the school, Roncalli Stadium and the Ascension St. Vincent Gym (new gym). Thank you for supporting RHS!
My Story, R Family Series
This week's video features Roncalli senior, Emma Morgan, St. Jude Parish: https://youtu.be/0jqst9ROs1c

For more information on the school and all we have to offer, please visit www.roncalli.org
LINKS
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-9144
Fax: (317) 784-7051