Rocket Report - May 10, 2013
May Fest Arrival and Dismissal
May Fest is moments away! Please be aware of changes that have been made in our arrival and dismissal procedures on Wednesday and Thursday.
May Fest will take place May 16-18 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. On Monday, May 20th we will have a regular start time of 8:00 A.M.
Pick-up and drop-off on Wednesday, May 15th and Thursday, May 16th will occur on Pennsylvania Street. Students will be dropped off on Pennsylvania Street, on the east side of the church, and escorted to the cafeteria area. Please turn off of Sumner Avenue onto Pennsylvania Street heading south. Students will be supervised in our cafeteria area until 8:00 A.M. Normally, the first bell rings at 7:45 A.M., but teachers will be monitoring the walkway, hallway, and cafeteria areas.
Students will attend a full day on Wednesday, May 15th with regular start and dismissal times of 8:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. Students will dismiss early on Thursday, May 16th. Dismissal on Thursday will be at 1:00 p.m. There will be no after-care on Thursday.
Mayfest Ride Bracelets to be on sale
We will be selling the weekend long ride bracelets for the Mayfest starting on Monday, May 13th. They are $30.00 each. These are offered to anyone and everyone. If you would like to purchase those, you may send the money in to school. Please spread the word. We will stop selling them on Thursday, May 16th at 1:00 pm.
The 2013 Talent Show will take place in the cafeteria of St. Roch School on Wednesday, May 15th. The start time is 1:00 p.m.
Come and enjoy singing, dancing, jokes, magic, and other surprises. All are welcome to attend.
Special thanks to Miss Meredith Riley for organizing this special event.
Snow Make-Up Day Set for Thursday, May 16th
Recently we missed a day because of a snow cancellation. Because of that missed day St. Roch Catholic School will be in session on Thursday, May 16, 2013. This is the Thursday of May Fest and school will dismiss at 1:00 p.m. with no after-care.
Thanks for your cooperation as we schedule our snow make-up day. If you have any questions please call Mr. Hansen at 784-9144, ext. 12.
Parents, if you have any outstanding fees in your cafeteria, before care, after care, or YAB accounts please settle them as soon as possible. We are asking that all accounts are settled by Friday, May 24, 2013.
If a full payment is not made, your children will have their final report cards withheld. Additionally, failure to settle accounts could impact your child’s enrollment status for the 2013-2014 school-year.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation as we end our school year!
Pre-Kindergartener Maggie Hayes to Serve as Principal of the Day
Maggie Hayes, a pre-kindergarten student at St. Roch Catholic School, will serve as “Principal of the Day” on Tuesday, May 14th. Maggie will open car doors, lead the school in prayer, and work closely with Mr. Hansen to make sure the day is running smoothly.
Maggie Hayes we wish you the best of luck as “Principal of the Day!”
7th Grade Wins Pennies for Patients Challenge
Congratulations to Mr. Tindall’s 7th graders for winning the Pennies for Patients Challenge this year. The Class of 2014 collected $311.53 for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.
Because of their generosity they earned a free pizza party. Way to go!!
Book Fair Success
Our 2013 Spring Book Fair was a success, thanks in large part to the efforts of Mrs. Jennifer Fox. Mrs. Fox worked tirelessly to coordinate classroom visit times and schedule volunteers.
“Because of Mrs. Fox’s energy and organization our 2013 Spring Book Fair was our best ever,” stated Principal Joe Hansen. “The entire staff at St. Roch Catholic School appreciates her efforts,” he added.
Once again, thank you Mrs. Fox!
Market Day Success
Also deserving praise is Market Day chairperson Mrs. Rosanne Strevels. Mrs. Strevels coordinated this year’s Market Day, and helped raise lots of money for our classrooms.
“Market Day informed our school that, to date, we have raised over $53,000.00, and over $2,300.00 this year,” said Principal Joe Hansen. “Mrs. Strevels hard work and ability to organize quality volunteers is amazing and we appreciate her efforts,” said Principal Hansen.
Thank you Mrs. Strevels!
Casual Day Opportunity
Father Wilmoth has offered a “Goal Plus” Casual Day on Tuesday, May 14th. If the students bring in Mayfest Raffle Ticket Money above their goal, they can have a casual day on Tuesday. If the students have already turned in their monet over their goal, they will get the casual day.
Parent Survey 2013
St. Roch Catholic School is conducting its annual parent survey. This web-based survey gives parents the opportunity to give anonymous opinions on what our school does right, and what needs improving. Please understand that your opinion is valuable and needed and we are hoping for 100% participation. To date we have had 86 responses.
Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HR9BM33 and complete your survey as soon as possible.
As always, Mr. Hansen is available to meet if you have any suggestions, concerns, or accolades pertaining to our school. Thanks in advance for your help
School Dates to Remember
Baseball in Education Day May 13
Talent Show May 15 at 1:00 p.m.
May Fest-Early Dismissal 1:00 May 16 (No After-Care)
May Fest-NO SCHOOL May 17
Field Day May 24
Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL) May 27
Pre-K End of Year Celebration May 28 at 6:30 p.m.
8th Grade Graduation May 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Final Mass/Awards-Early Dismissal May 30
Art department needs items
Mrs. Roberts, our art teacher, is in need of cans. She can use soup, fruit, or coffee cans. She is wanting to make robots with the students and needs over 1,000 cans to complete the project. If you could please collect your cans and rinse them out before sending them in to school. We can not use pop/soda cans. Thank you for your help!
Meridian Woods Swim Team
Swimmers are you looking for something fun to do this summer. Come check out the MWP Marlins swim team at our open registration night on May 16th from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm inside the Meridian Woods Park Clubhouse at 6760 Yellowstone Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46217. This is a great introduction to competitive swimming. If you have questions please email email@example.com.
Casual Day for Preeclampsia Foundation
As you are all aware first grade teacher, Mrs. Feltman, had severe Preeclampsia HELLP syndrome. On Wednesday, May 15th we will have a $1.00 casual day with all proceeds benefiting the Promise Walk Preeclamsia Foundation. With this dollar, you are taking meaningful strides to save mothers and babies to ensure good health for the rest of their life’s journey. Thank you so much for your support!
National Catholic Youth Conference
This coming November the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) will once again be held in downtown Indianapolis. The St. Roch parishioners that attended 2 years ago had an unforgettable experience!
This conference is open to all St. Roch students that will be in grades 9-12 for the year 2013-14. If you are interested in attending this year's conference, with the St. Roch Group, please plan to attend an important "Call-Out Meeting" which will be held on Monday, May 6th at 7 p.m. in the Parish Life Center.
We will discuss all the details of the conference and how you can be a part of this event.
For more information on what the conference is all about, please visit: http://www.archindy.org/youth/ncyc.html.
Also, if you know for sure you want to attend, please plan to bring a $100 deposit for the trip. We will have to reserve all of our spots by June 12th.
Any questions, please call Kellie Hammans at 445-8822.
The Ryan Baker Football Camp
The Ryan Baker Football Camp is a FREE, one day, non contact football camp that will take place at Bishop Chatard High School on June 28th. Camp times are 5:30- 8:30 p.m. All 4th-8th graders are welcome to attend.
Ryan and his fellow NFL friends will be coaching the kids alongside college and high school players and coaches. Registration deadline is June 14th. Register online at RyanBakerFoundation.com or check out the flyer attached to this issue of the Rochet Report.
Benedict Inn Garden Retreat
The Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center is hosting its annual Garden Retreat in the lovely home and unique gardens of Anne LaPorte, 5707 Elderberry in Noblesville, Indiana. Please register now for our 11th Annual Garden Retreat.
This is a great opportunity to gather with gardening enthusiasts for talks with inspiring speakers on how to care for all of your gardens. Nourish your body as well as your soul with a sumptuous German breakfast, a gourmet luncheon and a mouth-watering dessert at day’s end . . .all specially prepared by Anne, compliments of her authentic ancestry.
Each delightful day is limited to 15 participants so register soon! Dates are June 5th or 6th. For additional information, contact the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center 317.788.7581 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org
The registration fee of $50 (includes Breakfast & Lunch). If you register and pay with a friend by June 1st you can save $5 each. All proceeds support the ministries of the Sisters of St. Benedict, Our Lady of Grace Monastery.
Roncalli Sports Camps
Roncalli High School will again be offering many different sports camps this summer to elementary student athletes in grades 1-8. These camps are conducted by members of the Rebel coaching staff and provide fundamental instruction in each sport.
The cost for each camp is $50.00 per session. Camp brochures are available in our main office or you can access information at www.roncalli.org/athletics
We have recently introduced our new online giving system, which will be done through our envelope company. This is a very easy, convenient and safe way to give your offering for St. Roch Church. You will have full control over how and when you make your offerings.
Please consider setting up your offering online. A great way to still give your offering on those weekends you are away. Visit www.strochindy.org and head to the church site, the link is provided. Also, did you know that if you choose the option of the draft coming directly from your bank account, by using routing numbers, there is less of a service fee that the church has to pay for that transaction?
Again, thank you for your consideration in using this service for your offerings!
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As many of you know, it is the expectation that if you are a student at St. Roch Catholic School, you will attend Mass each weekend. Each Monday, we track Mass attendance.
Here are the results from last week:
Miss Bell 83%
Miss Craft 77%
Mrs. Plummer 88%
Mrs. Feltman 90%
Mrs. Auger 83%
Miss Hatfield 95%
Mr. Rush 94%
Mr. G. 100%
Mrs. Wilson 87%
Mrs. Payne 83%
Mrs. Bender 92%
Mr. Watson 88%
Mr. Tindall 92%
Mrs. Chamberlin 86%
Here are the weekend Mass times:
Saturday 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m.
Lunch Menu -May 13th-16th
Monday- Pork tenderloin
Tuesday- Ham and cheese subs
Wednesday- Chicken patty
Thursday- Turkey Wraps
Friday- NO SCHOOL
NO SANDWICH OR SALAD THIS WEEK