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

November 1, 2023
You may need to click "View Entire Message" near the bottom to see all of the news and happenings going on at JPII!

  • Parent Resource Section for quick reference at the bottom of the newsletter!
  • See info regarding Veteran's Day Mass
  • See announcements from JPII Parent Group
  • NO BUS SERVICE Tuesday, 11/7; see info on dates bus will NOT be available
  • See Sip & Chat Event Info for Prospective Parents
  • November Lunch Menu available
  • Please check lunch balances on EZSchoolPay App- resolve any negative balances ASAP by sending a check to the office.


2: JPII Science Fair
3: KNIGHTS Friday: Spirit Wear/ 1 hour Early Dismissal/No Bus
5: Providence (PHS) Open House
5-11: Vocations Week
8: Veteran's Mass (See Info Below to Invite Veterans!)
9: Deanery Science Fair at PHS
13: Sip & Chat Event for Prospective K-8 JPII Parents (See Below)
17-19: Middle School Musical "The Wizard of Oz"
22-24:Thanksgiving Break (No School)
29: K-2 Christmas Program at 7:00 in the gym (Doors Open at 6:30)
30: 3-5 Christmas Program at 7:00 in the gym (Doors Open at 6:30)

3: Advent begins
5: Middle School Open House (Building C) 4:00-6:00
7: Santa Shop
8: Immaculate Conception Mass
9: PHS Placement Test
12: 4th Grade Famous Hoosier Projects
14: Parish Penance Service/ First Reconciliation
15: Christmas Parties
18- Jan 2: Christmas Break!!

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. 
With a heavy heart....
Visitation will be on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at St. John Paul Catholic Church (2253 W. St. Joe Road, Sellersburg, IN 47172) from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a funeral mass at 11:30 a.m
We are saddened to announce the recent death of Diana Jones. She touched many lives in her 22 years of service at JPII School until her recent retirement in 2021. She was a special person, and will be greatly missed by many.
Diana is survived by her husband, Bill, of 57 years, her daughters, Dana Fisher (Dennis) and Tina Thomas (Eric) and two wonderful grandchildren, Peyton and Olivia, who her world revolved around. She is also survived by her sister, Rita Sappenfield (Bob) and brothers-in-laws, Paul Jones and John Jones (Diana) and sisters-in-law, Nancy Russell (Mike) and Terri Jones (who helped care for her until the end). 

Mrs. Bean's Smarties sorted teams for Red Ribbon Week!
1BW learned about that Halloween decoration we carry around with us every day- our skeletons! We drew a directed drawing of our hand bones and painted it with baby oil so that the light would shine through. It looked like we had all made an x-ray of our hands!
Mrs. Brock and Mrs. Wetzel’s class had a wonderful time on their field trip to a PHS play!
Mrs. Barber’s class enjoy their field trip to Providence High School to watch 33 Little Pigs. They got to see many JPII alumni.
The 4th-Graders enjoyed a trip to the Kentucky Science Center. They began their day by watching the 2-D movie Dream Big: Engineering our World, which inspires kids to be innovators. Afterward, they explored the center and experienced static electricity that was out of control and the Pathways Wall which was a real challenge, but a successful one. 
New Member of the JPII School Family!
Mrs. Amanda Broderick
Middle School Assistant/Receptionist
Hello, my name is Amanda Broderick.
I am very blessed to be able to be part of the JPII Faculty/ Staff Family as a Middle School Assistant/ Receptionist.
I grew up in Sellersburg and attended St. Paul Elementary School (Class of 1999!). Some of my most cherished memories, come from this school. For the past 10 years, I have been a stay at home mom. My husband Kevin and I decided, this is the place we wanted our children to attend. Our son (4th grade) and daughter (2nd grade) love it here, which makes me very happy! I am very excited to be part of this school community again, with my children. I feel honored to have the opportunity to assist in the growth and development of the student body; especially in academics and religion.
Friends of JPII Theater,  

The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at St. John Paul II Catholic School would like to ask for your support by sponsoring their fall musical, The Wizard of Oz - Youth Edition.  This is the 7th annual fall musical that JPII has brought to the community. The performances will be on Friday, November 17th, Saturday, November 18th, and Sunday, November 19th in the activity center gym. There are three different levels of sponsorship available. We are not asking you to solicit sponsors, but are inviting you personally, or a business you own or work at to become a sponsor. Your generosity will enable the theater department to pay for the royalties, sets, props, and tech equipment. 

Sponsorship Levels:  
Silver Level ($200.00)  
• Preferred recognition in the program and at the show  
• Signed program by cast members 

Navy Level ($100.00)  
• Recognition in the program and at the show  

Maroon Level ($50.00)  
• Recognition in the program  

If you wish to contribute, please fill out the bottom portion of this form and send it along with a check made payable to “JPII” by Friday, October 27, 2023. If you want your name, or business logo advertised, please email Mrs. Lasher at [email protected] by Friday, October 27, 2023.

Click the link for fillable form ---> Sponsorship Letter

Musical Poster designed by:
Elly Rodewig
From our JPII Parent Group:
The JPII Parent Group wishes to thank Sarah & Craig Thomas for creating such a cool trunk for the PHS trunk or treat last Thursday. The Thomas family is new to JPII and have really stepped up and helped our group in a major way. Middle schoolers Drew and Kayden racked up some service hours by handing out candy and interacting with all the adorable kiddos! 

The Parent Group would like to give a huge thank you to Kavanaugh’s for their trunk or treat donation. They donated $100 towards the purchase of candy! We also want to thank anyone who sent in candy donations to the school. We couldn’t do this without you! 
Lastly, the Parent Group would like to thank Sarah Thomas (again) and Olivia McCune for taking the lead on our used uniform sale. Last week, they set up on Thursday and Friday and were very successful! The group made $167 which will be used for future events. 

Brooke Mayfield, Rose Ebling, and Holly Bronger were also among the mommas who lent a hand with the sale. Thank you! We are so appreciative of our new families stepping up and being so generous with their time. 

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!