Rocket Report
Vol. 2, No. 22, January 25, 2019
Words with Wilson
Last Friday we held our annual Spelling Bee. The winner of this Bee represents St. Roch Catholic School at the area, regional and national competitions, if they continue to qualify. We had forty-two participants representing grades four through eight. It was a very competitive competition, and in the end, we crowned co-champs. 8th grade student Caitlin Pooler successfully defended her title from last year, and 7th grade student Mikey Riedeman also claimed a first place finish. The competition was so fierce that we ran out of words!

Unfortunately, only one student is allowed to advance in the competition. We held a closed competition between Mikey and Caitlin, with Caitlin taking the victory. We are excited to have Caitlin representing St. Roch Catholic School moving forward, and want to congratulate Mikey on such a great run. All of our competitors worked hard, and we are very proud of them.

Top Ten
1st Place- Caitlin Pooler and Mikey Riedeman
2nd Place- Bryce Lowery
3rd Place- Jonathon Snyder
4th Place - Quinn O’Brien
5th Place- CeCe Keiner
6th Grade- Holly Reeves
7th Place-Ezra Littell
8th Place- Maggie Hayes
9th Place- Victoria McDole
10th Place- Will Reed

Class Champs
4G- Stella Iaria
4P- Holly Reeves
5L-Maggie Hayes
5G- Victoria McDole
6W- Sawyer Borders
7E- Mikey Riedeman
7F-Ezra Littell
8T- Caitlin Pooler
8C- Jonathon Snyder
Catholic Schools Week
Dress Days for the Week :
Monday: Crazy socks with uniform
Tuesday: Class Choice- Each homeroom will choose
Wednesday: Red, White, & Blue
Thursday: Pajama Day
Friday: St. Roch Spirit Wear

Other Important Reminders
Grades K-4 will collect diapers & wipes for St. Elizabeth’s Home
Grades 5-8 will collect new socks & underwear (all sizes) for the St. Vincent de Paul Society
There is a skating party on Thursday, January 31st from 6 to 8 at Wheels of Wonder
Friday, February 1st is the teacher and staff appreciation luncheon. Thank you to all who signed up to bring food, drinks or paper supplies. Please drop items to Mrs. Littell by 10 am on Friday.
All School Skating Party
Please Join Us!
Thursday, January 31st 6pm - 8pm. To help celebrate Catholic Schools Week we will be having an All School Skating Party at Wheels of Wonder!
100th Day of School
We had our 100th day of school on Tuesday, January 22nd. Our Pre-K class dressed like they were 100 years old. Here are a couple photos to enjoy.
Registration for 2019-2020
Registration for all RETURNING families is now open.

There is a $100 registration fee per student due at the time of registration. Payments can be made online via Mealtime or in the school's Main Office by check.
School Yearbooks
St. Roch Catholic School

Ordering available until:
March 8, 2019

Full-Color Yearbook................................$14.00

To order visit: and enter this code: 34011H

Or return envelope, that went home, with cash or check payable to:

St. Roch Catholic School
Art Donations
The Art Room is looking for beads (any type would be good). If you have any at home that you would like to donate it would be appreciated. They will be used to string the hanger of the students pottery projects. We thank you in advance for your generosity and support of our Art program.
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
All Students: Bring a Sack Lunch
Thursday, February 21st
Purse Bingo is coming soon!! On the date of Purse Bingo,  Thursday, Feb. 21st,  students will be eating in their classrooms and will need to bring a sack lunch. Please mark this date on your calendars. Thanks to our PTO for all their hard-work organizing Purse Bingo.
In the Know with the PTO
Only 48 tickets remain for this event!
2nd Annual Saint Roch PTO Designer Purse Bingo
This event will be announced in the church bulletin next week - get
your tickets before they are sold out!

Mark your calendars and grab some girlfriends! 
It's time for the second annual Saint Roch PTO Designer Purse Bingo. 
The event will be held on Thursday, February 21st in the cafeteria. 
The cost for one ticket is $30 , which includes ten games of bingo, one bingo
dauber, and one drink ticket. 

Reminder - this is a 21 and older event! Just in case your flyer is buried in your
child's backpack, we are attaching another one here! This event sold out last year - don't delay in sending in your registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Tina Hayes at

Thanks for supporting your PTO!
South Deanery Band Salute
Who: 7th and 8th Grade South Deanery Band Members

What: Roncalli High School Band’s South deanery Band Salute Night

Where: Roncalli High School, Bandroom (room 117 first). We will be playing on the gym stage.

When: Friday, January 25th, 6:00 PM

Dress: A tee shirt, polo, or sweatshirt with your school’s name, and jeans, no shorts

RSVP to Miss Peach, . We need to know how many people are coming for set up. We will not turn anyone away though. We can’t wait to see you! 

You will get to sit in with the band during the game. We sit on the stage, so our seats are great! You will get third quarter off, just like the high school band kids, and you can get up to $5.00 in free food at the concession stand. 

Games are usually over between 8:50 and 9:30 PM. It depends on the pace of the game, overtime, etc. 

Come and join the Roncalli band make some noise at the basketball game! 

Also attached is a colorful pdf created by an RHS student.

Big Game Party
5th Annual Super Bowl Party Sponsored by St Roch Men’s Club

MEN’S CLUB WINTER FUNDRAISER is on Sunday, February 3, 2019 . Doors open at 5pm. You don’t need to be present to win. Last year’s event was a huge success and this year’s should be even better! Pre-sale tickets are available now and include entry to the event, food, drink and a chance to win a cash prize of $1,000.00. Tickets are $25.00 per person.. This event is for adults aged 21 and over. Tickets will be available after all the masses and we will be selling tickets this Monday (January 21, 2019) evening in the parish life center from 6:30 to 8pm.

For tickets or information please contact
Andy Farris @ 317-319-7566
Danny Hayes @ 317-442-6069
Matt Iaria @ 317-445-7289
Paul Rossman @ 317-432-7053

Tickets will also be available for purchase in the school office. Babysitting will be available through the 3 rd  quarter.
He & Me Dance
Save the Date: He & Me Glow Gala
Saturday, February 23
6:00-8:00 p.m.
St. Roch Cafeteria
Girl Scout Troop #04143 invites all girls (both St. Roch students and parishioners) to the 2019 He & Me dance—otherwise known as the Glow Gala. The dance will be held on Saturday, February 23 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the St. Roch cafeteria. It’s the perfect special date with your loved one: have dinner or attend mass beforehand, and then dance the night away. Dress up in neon / 80’s clothes, and be prepared to get your glow on under the blacklights. Tickets will be $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. Make checks payable to Girl Scout Troop #04143. You can send your money in to school in a marked envelope.
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. Posted on our website on the front page
2. Notified via email to all parents and staff using Jupiter Grades
3. Posted on our "St. Roch Catholic School" Facebook Group Page
4. Posted on our Twitter page
5, A Remind Message
6. 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.
School Mass Schedule
School Mass is scheduled for 8:15am on Wednesdays and Fridays unless otherwise noted.
Mon. 1/28 - Mrs. Elam' Choir

Tues. 1/29 - Mrs. Elam' Choir

Thurs. 1/31 - Mrs. Payne's 4th Grade

Fri. 2/1 - Mr. G's 4th Grade

Wed. 2/6 - Mrs. McClurg's 3rd Grade

Fri. 2/8 - Mrs. Agresta's 3rd Grade

Wed. 2/13 - Mrs. DeArmond's 2nd Grade

Fri. 2/15 - Mrs. Chamberlin's 8th Grade

Wed. 2/20 - Mr. Tindall's 8th Grade

Fri. 2/22 - Mrs. Feltman's 7th Grade
Weekend Server Schedule
January 26/27
Saturday, 5pm
Juliana Wood
KJ Wood
Frankie Eagan

Sunday, 8am
Olivia Plummer
Diana Plummer
Ashlynn Gilmore

Sunday, 10:30am
Diana Geiger
Sydney Babb
Maggie Hayes

Sunday, 5:30pm
Luke Hansen
Simon Alba
Cooper Miles
Lunch Menu
Week of January 28th
Salad of the Week - Chef Salad

Sandwich of the Week - Mini Corn Dogs
Helpful Information
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • 1/27 - Catholic Schools Week Begins
  • 1/30 - Mission Wednesday
  • 1/30 - South Deanery Spelling Competition
  • 1/31 - School Skating Party @ Wheels of Wonder
  • 2/2 - Middle School Youth Rally @ Roncalli
  • 2/3 - Big Game Party
  • 2/5 - We Are St. Roch Shirt Day
  • 2/13 - 1PM Early Dismissal - Aftercare is Available
  • 2/14 - $1 Pre-paid Casual Day
  • 2/18 - President's Day NO SCHOOL
  • 2/21 - All students bring Sack Lunch
  • 2/21 - Purse BINGO
  • 2/23 - He & Me Dance
  • 2/25 - South Deanery Band Salute
  • 3/8 - Yearbook Order Deadline
Rebel Report
Roncalli High School Application
Roncalli is excited to welcome the Class of 2023 next fall! With scheduling for freshman year starting in a month, if you haven't started the application process yet, you will want to get on that ASAP! 

The Application for Admission is now available online at . Once the application is complete and the $100 registration fee is received, you may continue the registration process. Please contact Director of Admissions Allie Ross at  or (317) 787-8277, ext. 243 with any questions.
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.
Indy Junior Rebels Lacrosse
Interested in the fastest growing sport on  two  feet? Come see what lacrosse is all about! Indy Junior Rebels Lacrosse (the feeder program for Roncalli High School Lacrosse) is registering now for our spring season. Visit  or our facebook page for more information. We currently have teams for boys and girls in grades 3-8. Questions? Contact Julie at  or 317-496-7339.  
Youth Cheer Clinic
Roncalli will be hosting a cheer clinic on Saturday, February 23rd. For children in 1st - 8th Grade.
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-1763
Fax: (317) 784-7051