NOVEMBER 6, 2017  
Tuesday, 11/7/17 
Illiano's JPII Fundraiser
404 S Main St. ONLY
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Take a break from cooking!!
10% of all sales will be donated to St. John Paul II School!
Spread the word to family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues!!
Now through 11/7/17 
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Saint John Paul II School is sponsoring a Thanksgiving Food Drive for Middletown's Amazing Grace Food Pantry AND over 30 local families in need!

When: Now - November 17th
What: Any non-perishable food items (see list of suggested items below)
* Grades Pre-K - 1
 Soup, Gravy, Mac n Cheese, Canned Vegetables
* Grades 2 - 4
 Cranberry Sauce, Stuffing, Cereal, Canned Vegetables
* Grades 5 - 8
 Soup, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Mac n Cheese, Stuffing, Cereal, Canned Vegetables (corn, peas, string beans)


Volunteers will be needed to help spread mulch on MONDAY, 11/20 ONLY from 11:30am - 4:30pm.
We do NOT need volunteers on Monday, 11/11.
We are asking for parent volunteers with shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows to help us. 
This is an ADULT activity only; NO child volunteers.
If you have any questions, please contact Chris Strom at 860-550-2201.
Sign up here to help:
Wednesday, 11/8/17 
Veteran's Day Ceremony
Lion's Den Gym
7:30 am
In honor of Veteran's Day, the school will enjoy guest speakers, music from the school band, and patriotic songs sung by several grades.
Visit the school website for more information!
Friday, 11/10/17 & Monday, 11/13/17 
Friday, 11/10 there is no school for Veteran's Day.
Monday, 11/13 is a teacher in-service day, so there is no school for the students.
Enjoy the long weekend!!  
Tuesday, 11/14/17 - Friday,11/17/17  
Scholastic Book Fair
St. Mary Parish Hall
Times vary
Students will have an opportunity to preview the fair and bring home a wish list, then return the next day with money to purchase items on their lists.
Parents are welcome to attend the book fair at the end of each school day to view and purchase books. For your convenience, the fair is open on Wednesday, 11/15 until 7:00 pm and on Friday, 11/17 until 6:00 pm.
We need many volunteers to make this event a success! There are opportunities on the weekend and in the evenings! Take a look at the Signup Genius and choose a time that works for you! Thank you!
30 Saint Peter Lane, Higganum, CT 06441
Sunday, 11/19/17
St. Peter Church, Higganum
8:30 am

Please join us on Sunday, 11/19 at St. Peter Church in Higganum. Each month the school will attend a mass at a different church in our Deanery.
Students must wear formal uniforms!
It is important that we raise the visibility of our students throughout all the churches in our deanery so that parishioners will continue to support our school.

Mark Your Calendar!


  • Friday, 11/10 - Veteran's Day - NO SCHOOL
  • Monday, 11/13 - Teacher's Institute - NO SCHOOL
  • 11/14-11/17 - Scholastic Book Fair
  • Sunday, 11/19 - 8:30 am Mass at St. Peter Higganum
  • Wednesday, 11/22 - NO SCHOOL
  • 11/22 - 11/24 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
  • Wednesday, 12/6 - Band & Choir Concert
  • Friday, 12/8 - Mass - FORMAL UNIFORMS
  • Friday, 12/8 - Report Cards
  • Tuesday, 12/19 - PreK-5th grade Christmas Pageant
  • Friday, 12/22 - 11:30 am dismissal - NO AFTERCARE
  • 12/25-1/1/18 - Christmas Vacation
  • 1/28-2/3 Catholic Schools Week