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

March 6, 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.


6: Parent Info Session on Online Safety/Human Trafficking 6:00-7:00
7: 4th Grade Indy Racing Experience
25-29: NO BUS SERVICE!! (Silver Creek on Spring Break)
26: Parent Group Fundraiser: Spirit Night at the Chicken House 3:00-8:00
29: Good Friday/ 1 Hour Early Dismissal/Everyone in Uniform-NO BUS!
31: Easter Sunday

1: Easter Monday- NO SCHOOL!
4: Coffee w/ the Counselor
5: Knights Friday/Spirit Wear/ 1hr Early Dismissal- NO BUS!
8: eLearning Day: Solar Eclipse
11: Spring Pictures
13: Mother/Son event (info to come)
24: JPII PreK Visit to Kindergarten
27:First Eucharist Mass (11am)

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. 
·      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. 
Happy Leap Day! 1BW learned all about leap years and why we have them. We took a poll- 8 people said they’d love to have a Leap Day birthday, 12 said they wouldn’t like it, and one was undecided!
Mrs. Brock’s and Mrs. Wetzels Stars just finished a science unit on sun and shadow. We had a lot of fun using flashlights to learn all about shadows!
Mrs. Barber’s TWOs Day. We building items that were 2 feet tall, drew animals out of the number 2, used pattern blocks to do symmetry pictures.
Mrs. Barnett’s class did an amazing job leading Mass!
Top Knights
The Knight character trait this month is SERVICE! Service is something that JPII students know a lot about. We learn everyday about how Jesus served others and what we can do as Christians to do the same. Jesus washed feet, helped the sick, and fed the hungry. This coming week our middle school students are collecting cereal boxes as our yearly service project to help feed those in need. The cereal boxes will be going to local food pantries in our community. Our goal is for middle school to collect 200 boxes! These boxes will be displayed in the gym, and next week we will make a domino train design with the boxes collected by our middle school students.
Brendan (6) -
Brendan was nominated this month by one of his peers. This person approached Mrs. Lasher and asked if they could nominate someone in their class. When asked why they were choosing this person, and they said because Brendan is always someone that others can count on. Whenever someone in their 6th grade class needs help, guidance, etc. they go to Brendan. There is no higher compliment than being someone that others can trust and depend on. Serving and helping others because it’s the right thing to do is a very selfless act. Great, great job Brendan!
Matthew (7) - 
Matthew was nominated by several teachers for his great effort on the Academic Olympic team. He worked hard during the after school practices and during the actual event. Matthew is very knowledgeable and helped his team place 2nd in the competition against other Deanery schools. Congratulations Matthew!
Charlotte (8) -
Charlotte was nominated this month for several reasons. One also being the Academic Olympics team. Charlotte worked hard during the practices and at the competition. Charlotte is also being recognized because she always goes above and beyond! She scores really high on tests, studies and completes her work, and is overall a very caring person. Charlotte fits in with any group and makes others feel welcomed. Charlotte is attending Providence next year and they are very lucky to have her!
From the JPII Parent Group:
Willy Wonka Jr. performances- May 10th& 11th

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: