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

February 14, 2024
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  • Parent Resource Section for quick reference at the bottom of the newsletter!
  • Please check EZSchoolPay app regularly and maintain a positive balance in your child's lunch account! If your student's balance is negative, you will need to send a sack lunch.


16 and 19: NO SCHOOL/ President's Day
21: Teacher/Principal/Asst. Principal/School Secretary of the Day
24: Father/ Daughter Dance (info below)

1: Knights Friday/ Spirit Wear/ 1 Hour Early Dismissal
4: IREAD Grades 2&3
29: Good Friday/ 1 Hour Early Dismissal
31: Easter Sunday

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. 
Oh What A Night!
Thanks to our Saturday Knight Live sponsors, committee members, and attendees for an awesome night!
·      Monday-Friday from Noon-3:00.
·      Great hours for a parent that comes to JPII every day for pick up.
·      This is a paid position.
·      Duties include:
-Answering the “Buzzer” at the middle school door C3 when students arrive late or need to be picked up early.
-Assisting middle school teachers with copying, etc. 
·      Please contact Karen Haas ([email protected] or 812-246-3266), 
Coats? Hats? Gloves? Oh my!
*Just a reminder to please put names on these items, along with coats, jackets, and uniform sweatshirts.* 
We make every effort to allow students to play outside during their recess time each day. The children are not outside for a long period of time like they are for outdoor sports games and tournaments. So, with your help in sending them with items to bundle up with—*hats, scarves, gloves they will get to enjoy their much needed outdoor time to run and play as much as possible. 
Ash Wednesday
1BW did a wonderful job of creating their Valentine’s Day mailboxes! They were so creative!
For their Faith Challenge, Mrs. Clark's 2nd graders made 50 care packages for the families of cardiac ICU patients at Norton Children’s Hospital. They were filled with granola bars, chips, crackers, candy, cookies, fruit snacks, etc. to give nourishment to families at the bedside of their sick children. Students wrote letters of encouragement and prayer for each bag. They were also able to put together a bucket of treats for the doctors and nurses. Mrs. Clark delivered them during Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week!
Stars of the Week
Anne and Brighton
Valentine's Boxes
Middle School
Congratulations to Avery and Delaney!!
These 8th Grade students placed 1st and 3rd respectively on the Providence Placement Exam! Way to go!
Ms. Vasquez's Spanish Class felt the presence of The Lord, as the sun shined brightly into their classroom throughout the morning!
The Knight character trait this month is TRUSTWORTHY! Being trustworthy is being truthful and being able to build relationships. Having trust in others helps you depend and build bonds with others around you. Being trustworthy is being someone others can depend on. Both are important, and both will help you during your time at JPII and beyond!
Emmy (6) -
Emmy was nominated for working ahead, being more responsible, and more reliable. She is using her time wisely in study hall and setting an example for others. Teachers can depend on her and trust that she will always do the right thing. Great job Emmy!
Sophie (7) -
Sophie was nominated for staying focused and participating in class. She has shown a lot of growth over this past year, and works hard to keep up. Sophie also is someone that others can trust. She is a good friend to others, and will speak up for her friends.
Sophie, we are very proud of you!
Ben (8) -
Ben was nominated by two teachers this month! He has shown a lot of growth and maturity over his middle school years. Ben was nominated for doing a great job in his core classes. Ben has been working hard in math, and has an A in ELA with no late or missing assignments. He has had great participation during novel discussions. Keep up the good class work Ben!

Greetings from the cafeteria! We have an exciting announcement - beginning next week on Monday, October 2, students will have another option for a daily entre! In addition to having the option of the main menu item or a chicken sandwich, students will now be able to order an Uncrustable peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich as one of the daily choices. We hope students enjoy this new option!

-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.

Please register your student on the EZSchoolPay App to monitor your student's balance! Negative balance slips will not be sent home weekly.

Lunch Menu:

Bulletin Board of the Week!