Rocket Report - November 19, 2010
Know We Are Rockets by Our Love
Student Leadership Club would like to thank all those who donated
toys, clothes, and food these past few weeks. Your love an generosity
will affect the lives of hundreds in our city.
Thanksgiving, and God bless you for the people you are.
Parent Involvement Night a Huge Success
230 parents and students gathered on Wednesday, November 16th
for a Kindergarten through 2nd grade parent involvement
night. Parents in attendance were given strategies to help
their children at home. All families in attendance were given a
supply basket equipped with a dry erase board, markers, manipulative,
to Miss Craft, Mrs. Jordan, Mrs. Plummer, Mrs. Wilson, and Mrs. Auger
for making this night a huge success.
Girls Shoot for City Title
5/6 girls basketball team, coached by Mr. Todd Hill and Mr. Ed
Briggeman, will play for a city championship on Monday, November
22nd. The game is at 5:30 p.m. The game will
take place at the Little Flower gymnasium.
come out and support the undefeated 5/6 Lady Rockets as they try to
end their season with a city championship.
Scout Toy Drive
an effort to serve the poor in our Community and spread joy to
children this Christmas, The St. Roch Junior Scouts are sponsoring a
slightly used toy drive. We will be contributing to
Roncalli’s Toy Drive, which goes to Anna’s House.
challenge you to go through your toys. Please try to pick out
three to five slightly used toys to donate to the poor (no
stuffed animals please). Toys will need to be sent in to St.
Roch no later than Friday, December 10th.
you for your generosity,
4th Grade Junior Scouts
December 3rd is the last day that students may wear shorts
as part of the uniform. Please make sure student have plenty of
navy or khaki pants for the winter season.
for your continued support of our uniform policy.
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.
Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis – December 11,
year’s 22nd annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is
being held in honor of St. Roch Kindergartner, Madison Harrigan, and
her dad, Greg Harrigan. Madison was diagnosed with juvenile
idiopathic arthritis at the age of 2 years. Greg was diagnosed
with osteoarthritis just a few years ago.
Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a 5K event that raises
awareness of the nation's most common cause of disability, while
raising desperately needed funds to find a cure for arthritis.
This fun event also includes a Santa Chase for younger children, a
costume contest, and lots of festive activities for the 3200
Roch Girl Scout troops 1288, 561, and 846 are all supporting the
Harrigans at the event by singing Christmas carols during the
pre-race activities. If you would like to learn more about the
event, join the Harrigan Holidays team, form your own team, or make a
donation, please visit www.indyjinglebellrun.com
for more details.
many of you are aware, this Rhinehart family’s house caught on fire
late Halloween night. Fortunately, all family members evacuated
As 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.
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.
continue to pray for the Rhinehart family.
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!
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.
help St. Roch Catholic School and order just one item from Market Day
in the month of December.
visit www.marketday.com to
place an order.
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.
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:
are the weekend Mass times:
8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m.
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.
Santa Shoppe is Coming!
-9 will be our annual Secret Santa Shoppe. It will be in
the Parish Life Center. Your children can purchase inexpensive
gifts for family members for Christmas. More information will
be coming home soon. We will send home a list of all of our
items. We will need volunteers for this.