FEBRUARY 5, 2018
February 5, 6, & 7   
Spring Session of Hot Lunch Begins  
The Fall session of hot lunch ended last week! 
If you would like for your child to continue receiving hot lunch you will need to sign up for the new session.  
Forms are available on the school website - www.jpii.org 
Contact Mrs. Strom in the office with any questions. Office@jpii.org or 860.347.2978 
Drama Practice Schedule
Lion's Den Gym
3:15 - 4:30 pm

2/8/18 - FULL Cast
2/15/18 - FULL Cast
2/22/18 - Grades 6-8 ONLY
Tuesday, 2/6/18
Butter Braid Fundraiser Begins!
Ends Tuesday, 2/27/18
Forms will be sent home on TUESDAY!
Contact Mrs. Strom in the Office with any questions. Office@jpii.org or 860-347-2978.

Wednesday, 2/7/18
HSA Meeting
JPII Science Room
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Earn 1 volunteer hour for attending!
Come find out what we have planned for the remainder of the school year!   

Thursday, 2/8/18
Student Council Bake Sale

All items $1 or less! Bring in your change!
We need donations of baked goods. If you can help out, please sign up on the sign up genius:
Donations can be dropped off in the main office.
Friday, 2/9/18
5th - 8th Grade Valentine's Dance
St. Mary Parish Hall
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tickets: $5.00 in advance or $7.00 at the door.
Bring in hot chocolate, tea bags, or oatmeal packs for St. Vincent de Paul.
Attire is Smart, Stylish, and Chic - NO JEANS, SWEATS, or T-SHIRTS!

Saturday, 2/10/18
Little Dribblers Basketball Games
Lion's Den Gym

9:00 am GIRLS
10:00 am BOYS
Come out and support our Little Dribblers! Let's show them our team spirit!
Wednesday, 2/14/18
Ash Wednesday Mass
St. Mary Church
10:00 am

Liturgy of the Word. Open to everyone!
Friday, 2/16/18 - Friday, 3/23/18
Stations of the Cross
St. Mary Church

Every Friday morning during Lent. Open to everyone!
Friday, 2/16/18
Box Tops for Education Due!

It's a close race! Let's get those box tops in!
Who will win?

Friday, 2/16/18
Lenten Fish Bake
St. Mary Parish Hall
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Children 12 & under: $7.00
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
All proceeds from this dinner will go towards the repairs to the parish heating system.
Saturday, March 3
Day of Discovery
Mercy High School
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

"Discover Mercy" is a morning program offered for fifth, sixth and seventh grade girls and their parents to get their first look at Mercy by enjoying activities, student performances and informal conversations with Mercy students, parents, administrators and faculty.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
During "Discover Mercy," girls have the opportunity to spend time in the classrooms with faculty and students while attending "classes" such as Mad about Math, Field Hockey Clinic, Paint the Town (an introduction to French language and culture) and Mock Trial to name a few options.  All the choices are listed on the registration page. Here is the link: Discover Mercy. Meanwhile, parents may attend an informal question and answer session and participate in programs designed especially for them.
Following the morning program, everyone is invited to lunch in the cafeteria and experience a performance by the Mercy/Xavier "Vocal Dimension" Show Choir!  Mercy Student Ambassadors are available to lead tours of the school at any time during the morning, including a stop at the school store.
Tuition Assistance for 2018-19  
Applications went home December 21st.
Extra copies are available in the school office.
Applications can be submitted online to FACTS starting January 1, 2018, and must be completed as soon as possible in order to be finalized March 5, 2018.
Failure to submit everything needed by this deadline will prevent you from receiving tuition assistance!
Questions? Contact Mrs. Leyden in the office: bizmgr@jpii.org or 860-347-2978.

Mark Your Calendar!


  • Monday, 2/5 - NEW Lunch Session Begins
  • Tuesday, 2/6 - Butter Braid Fundraiser Begins
  • Wednesday, 2/7 - HSA meeting
  • Thursday, 2/8 - Student Council Bake Sale
  • Friday, 2/9 - Valentine's Dance for 5th - 8th grade 
  • Wednesday, 2/14 - Ash Wednesday Mass
  • 2/19-2/20 - Presidents Day Break- NO SCHOOL
  • Wednesday, 2/21 - NUT Day
  • Tuesday, 2/27 - Butter Braid Fundraiser Ends