St. John Paul II Catholic School 
105 St. Paul Street
Sellersburg, IN 47172

August 30, 2023
You may need to click "View Entire Message" near the bottom to see all of the news and happenings going on at JPII!

  • Walk-a-Thon 2023 information will be sent home tomorrow.
  • Spirit Wear/ One Hour Early Dismissal Friday!
  • New Parent Resource Section for quick reference, at the bottom of the newsletter!
  • Information regarding EZSchoolPay App (currently in View Only mode)
  • JPII Parent Fundraiser TONIGHT at Legacy Pizza!


1: Spirit Wear/KNIGHTS Friday/One Hour Early Dismissal/No Bus Service
11: Walk-A-Thon Pledges Due to Qualify for Incentives (information sent home today)
12-14: 7th & 8th Grade Trip to Nashville, TN
15: K-8 JPII School Walk-A-Thon (Families Invited to Walk With Us)
26: School Picture Retakes

3-5 Parent/Teacher Conferences
5- Coffee with Counselor and Knights Friday (Spirit Wear/1 Hr Early Dismissal)
6-13- Fall Break (NO SCHOOL)
19- Living Rosary
31- Halloween Parade and Parties

Building God's Kingdom by growing disciples and making disciples through 
love of God and neighbor.

Building God's Kingdom by growing disciples through fostering spiritual development, academic excellence, service, and responsibility, in a safe welcoming learning environment. 
Introducing EZSchoolPay!!

JPII has activated the 'View Only' mode of the EZSchoolPay App, with the goal of implementing an online payment option in the very near future! With this feature, you will be able to view transactions and balances on your student's lunch account! You will receive a welcome email, with detailed instructions by Friday, 9/1/23!

-Cell phones must be in the off position before entering the school building in the morning. They are to remain in student backpacks, and not be on the person at any time. 

-Smart watches or other devices that can be used for texting, calling, or emailing are not allowed at school.

-Cell phones, smart watches, Chromebooks, or other devices are not to be used by students to contact parents or others. If the need arises to contact parents, this will be done through the school office.
Special thanks to local pizzeria, MaZerella's, for providing lunch to our Faculty/ Staff!
Thank you Inter-State Studio!
For capturing all the smiles, for the 23/24 school year!
To become part of the JPII Family!!

Please see below, for opportunities to join our staff! If you are interested in being a substitute teacher or substitute teacher's assistant, please send your resume to Principal Karen Haas!
Be Ready for School Closing and Delay Announcements
JPII School Closing and Delays are announced on WDRB. Please look for St. John Paul II, Sellersburg on the WDRB news channel or website.
WDRB will send you a text message announcing the closing if you sign up for this free service at  
Please note: Link has been fixed and should take you to WDRB to sign up!

This state mandated IRAED3 test taken by third grade students measures students' foundational reading skills, and what they'll need to succeed as they progress through school and shift from learning how to read to reading in order to learn.
First Grade
Mrs. Brock and Mrs. Wetzel’s first grade cuties loved buddy reading with their friends!
Mrs. Bruggeman’s first graders have been learning about the Bible and how much God loves us! They have also been busy counting in math by using the groups of 10 strategy. Learning is fun in first grade!
Fourth Grade
Having Fun in Music Class with Ms. Dreyer!
PowerSchool is the school information system we use at JPII. When you are logged into PowerSchool you can see your student’s grades, assignments, and attendance. If you are a NEW student (including Kindergarten) to JPII K-8 this year, a green paper copy of how to log into PowerSchool will be sent home with your student on Thursday, August 24. Please email Katie Sellmer at [email protected] if you have any issues with your PowerSchool login.
Five key eligibility requirements include that your student must be:
1.   5 years of age or older
2.   In a K-12 grade level
3.   Less than 22 years of age by Oct. 1 of the 2023-2024 school year
4.   Require special education services delivered through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP, SP, or ESA SP)
5.   At or below income level. (Family of four $222,000.)

To find all of the eligibility requirements, a checklist, and frequently asked questions click here-
Is Your Child Eligible for the Indiana Education Scholarship Account?

Eligible Hoosier Children with Disabilities May Apply for Scholarship Funding

More than 180,000 students throughout Indiana live with intellectual disabilities. And that can make fitting into a traditional education setting difficult. But the Indiana Education Scholarship Account can make it easier.

The INESA provides scholarship funding to eligible Indiana students with disabilities, helping parents customize schooling if their child is receiving non-public education – such as private education, at-home learning, and other non-public educational settings that qualify. But how do you know if your child is eligible for the INESA?

Please note, each lunch account is a debit account, not a credit account. Any accounts in arrears of $20 or more will need to bring a sack lunch. Please refer to the JPII Student Handbook in regards to this policy.

"If a negative balance occurs the parent/guardian will be asked to send a sack lunch for their
child." Page 38 Appendix B

-To add money to your child's lunch account, please send a check to the school office. Please note, only one check per family is needed. Lunch accounts are shared amongst siblings. Be sure to write the name(s) of your student(s) in the memo line of the check.

-Each lunch account is required to maintain a $20 balance. Student lunches are $3.25/day or $16.25/week, per student- not including any extra entrees or milk.

Lunch Menu: