Rocket Report - November 5, 2010
Family Suffer Loss in Fire
many of you are aware, this Rhinehart family’s house caught on fire
late Halloween night. Fortunately, all family members evacuated
expected with a fire this size, the house sustained thousands of
dollars in damages. Nearly all personal items in the house were lost
or destroyed by smoke.
Our goal is to work with the Rhinehart
family and compile a list of items that need replacing. There is no
doubt our community will respond to this family in need.
then, Lauri and Scott Rhinehart have asked that you please keep them
in your thoughts and prayers. Daughter Jessica is currently a 7th
grader, while sons Aaron and Jake both attended St. Roch Catholic
Maria Hughes, a friend of the
Rhinehart family, has set up an account for anybody wanting to make a
cash donation. People wishing to make a cash donation can go to any
Huntington Bank location. The account is set up as the
Rhinehart Family Fire Fund.
pray for the Rhinehart family.
Bazaar with Santa
Saturday, November 6th is the St. Roch Christmas Bazaar. It is
sponsored by St. Roch Women's Club. It will be in our school
cafeteria from 9:00 am- 4:00 pm.
will be here all day for pictures. You can buy a 4X6 picture for only
$5.00, or a package of 2 5X7's and 8 wallets for $10.00.
will be lots of booths with ornaments, decorations, delicious food
and snacks. There will also be a Craft corner for the little
and enjoy the fun!
A BIG Thank
you goes out to all of the parents who baked food for the teachers
last week during the Parent Teacher Conferences.
All of the
food was delicious! We appreciate everything you parents do for our
school. If you still have dishes at school, you may pick them
up in the Teachers Lounge.
St. Roch Student Leadership Club is sponsoring a canned food drive in
the coming weeks. All goods collected will be distributed to area
are encouraged to bring in 10 cans each beginning on Monday of next
for your continued support of our Student Leadership Club.
Roncalli Cheerleaders will hold their annual Cheer Clinic on
Saturday, November 6th at Roncalli High School. All
girls in grades 1-8 are welcome to attend. Registration forms
have been sent home, or are available on the Roncalli website.
you have any questions please call Coach Beth Meece at 791-0133.
Roch Catholic School has plans to break ground on a garden in the
spring of 2011. The Father Wilmoth Giving Garden will be
located on school grounds. It will be built and maintained by
children, adults, and teachers.
goal of this garden is to empower children with the knowledge and
experience in the practice of sustainable living, the art of letting
nature look after your waste, and the joy of growing from seed to
you would like to be a part of this committee our first meeting will
be held on Monday, November 22nd at 6:00 p.m. in the
school cafeteria. All are welcome.
thanks to St. Roch parent Susan Noone for her vision in organizing
this project. We hope to see you on the 22nd!
St. Roch Women’s Club is hosting a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday,
November 6th. The Holiday Bazaar will take place
from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the St. Roch Cafeteria.
St. Roch Women's Club is in need of volunteers for the Holiday
Bazaar. Workers are needed to help work in the booths. If you are
interested in helping out, please call Marcy Baker at 652-7131.
High School invites all eighth grade students to take the High School
Placement Test on Saturday, November 13. The test begins at
8:00 AM and will end at approximately 11:15.
is a $10 fee and students are asked to bring two #2 pencils.
direct questions to RHS Assistant Guidance Director, Lynn Starkey, at
787-8277, extension 234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
retakes are Thursday, November 11th.
needing retakes will need to bring their original pictures with them
on this day. They will also be allowed to be out if uniform if
they are getting retakes.
after-school study halls are available for our 2nd through
8th grade students each Tuesday and Thursday. Mrs.
Fields supervises the 2-4 study hall, while Mrs. Schnell supervises
the 5-8 study hall. This is a wonderful resource for our kids
and is offered free of charge.
encourage them to take advantage of this.
in grades 6-8 can get help from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
students through the Homework Hotline. Call (877) ASK-ROSE or
hours of operation are from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday through
Thursday. The cost is FREE!
Heading to Chicago for the Holidays
shopping in Chicago! The Roncalli High School Alumni Association is
sponsoring the third annual Alumni and Friends bus trip to Chicago on
Saturday, December 4. Start the day with coffee and doughnuts
at 7:00 am in the Roncalli cafeteria. Departure for Chicago is
at 8:00 am (7:00 Chicago time) returning back to Roncalli by 11:00
pm. Beverages and a snack will be served during the return trip.
Space is limited so reserve your $55.00 seat by contacting Alumni
Director, Gary Armbruster, at 787.8277, ext. 242 or email him at
You don't have to be Roncalli alumni to attend but must be at least,
high school age.
a Match for “Katie’s Hope”
Lynch, parent of Roncalli junior Kaitlin Lynch, is requesting
volunteers for an upcoming event. Kaitlin has been battling
Hodgkin's lymphoma for the last 2 years and is currently
preparing for a stem cell transplant - with a donor from the National
Bone Marrow Registry.
an effort to promote the need for people to be type tested to be on
the National Bone Marrow Registry they are holding an event in
Kaitlin's honor. At this event there will be
on hand to help individuals register for FREE . There is
normally a $30 charge but we have enlisted funding to help defray the
bone marrow drive is to be held in St. Jude Cafeteria on November 13,
2010 from 12:30 – 4:30 pm. Please come for a family
fun-filled event that will include a Corn-hole tournament, free
children’s games, food, drink, raffles, blood drive, and most
important of all- FREE registration with the National Bone Marrow
Registry. The test only involves a simple cheek swab so please
consider being a “Hero” to someone in need of a life-saving
transplant. If you would like to donate raffle items or funds
to help cover the cost of the testing, please contact Peggy Murphy @
694-9070 or Kathleen Lynch @ 783-7119.
School Shots Required
-12th grade children are now required to have a new set of
immunizations. One dose of tetanus-diptheria-acellular
pertussis (Tdap), a varicella dose, and one dose of the
meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4).
of our students in 6th-8th grade are going to
need to have these vaccines as soon as possible. We have to
have these on record in the school office.
is a wonderful way to support St. Roch Catholic School. SCRIP allows
you to buy cards to places where you normally shop, all while giving
a profit to St. Roch Catholic School. Purchasing the cards doesn't
cost any extra money!
Perhaps the most convenient SCRIP card
is a gas card. If you fill up your tank at Speedway, purchase a SCRIP
card right now!
SCRIP cards from Starbucks, Subway, Steak and Shake, Arbys, Lowes,
Walgreen, Kohls, Walmart, Papa Johns, Chilis, CVS, Kohls, and i Tunes
are available for purchase in the office.
Click on Create Account. Follow the four simple steps and click on “I
accept.” Enter the St. Roch Enrollment Code: F1E32D6F21337.
You are all set to purchase Scrip cards.
you have any questions, please contact Maureen Schemmel at
317.328.0249 or email@example.com
for your continued support of St. Roch Catholic School.
help St. Roch Catholic School and order just one item from Market Day
in the month of November. Market Day benefits the 8th
grade in the month of November. Please visit www.marketday.com
to place an order.
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:
Craft 14/19 74%
Jordan 11/16 68%
Plummer 12/15 80%
Wilson 16/17 94%
Auger 19/22 86%
Rush 16/21 76%
Dabney 18/24 75%
G. 20/23 87%
Watson 20/20 100%
Payne 17/21 81%
Bender/Tindall 20/22 91%
Chamberlin 19/22 86%
are the weekend Mass times:
a.m., 10:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m.
are some ways to help your family get to Mass every week:
it on the calendar? For many families the weekly calendar of
soccer games and meetings is essential. Find a Saturday evening
or Sunday Mass time that fits; write it in early in the week.
Schedule other activities around the Mass time you have picked.
a family commitment: Talk about your goal of weekly Mass
attendance with your kids. Challenge each other to hold to it.
matter of fact: Faith development is as important as
learning reading or math. Approach going to Mass with kids as
you do going to school: This is what we do. It is
from At Home with our Faith.
Heights United Methodist Children’s Center is
looking for people who love being with kids to fill a few positions
in our childcare center, 4002 Otterbein Avenue.
available are Mon-day - Friday 7 am - 5:30 pm. For more information,
please contact Debbie Kappus at 317-787-5865 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
you are an Indiana sixth, seventh, or eighth grader who qualifies for
the 21st Century Scholars Program, you can get up to four
years of undergraduate college tuition to attend an eligible Indiana
public or private college or university.
Hansen has applications, or you can visit www.scholars.in.gov
are due by June 30th, 2011. Applications must be
accepted by a student’s 8th grade year.