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

October 25, 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 Middle School Sign up link for Holiday Party Drinks/Snacks
  • See info regarding Veteran's Day Mass/ paper invites sent home today
  • See announcements from JPII Parent Group
  • See info regarding Halloween Parade/Parties and Pre-Registration deadline
  • NO BUS SERVICE FRIDAY 10/27! See info on dates bus will NOT be available
  • See Sip & Chat Event Info for Prospective Parents
  • November Lunch Menu available


26: Used Uniform Sale 2pm-6pm Gym Parking Lot (cash/check only)
27: Used Uniform Sale 2pm-6pm Gym Parking Lot (cash/check only)
31: Halloween Parade and Parties (See Below to Register to Attend)

1: All Saints Mass 8:30am/ 3rd Grade Grandparents Day
1: 8th Grade Reconciliation
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!)
8: 7th Grade Reconciliation
9: Deanery Science Fair at PHS
13: Sip & Chat Event for Prospective K-8 JPII Parents (See Below)
15: 6th Grade Reconciliation
17-19: Middle School Musical "The Wizard of Oz"
22-24:Thanksgiving Break (No School)
29: 5th Grade Reconciliation
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)

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. 

The JPII annual parade of costumes will be Tuesday, October 31, starting at 1:00 p.m. in the gym. This is a fun and traditional JPII event. We welcome parents, grandparents and friends!
·  It is a non-uniform day for grades 1-8.
·  Kindergarten students wear their costumes all day.
·  Grades 1-6 will change into their costumes for the parade.
·  Students need to be able to complete this change on their own.
·  Grade 1-6 will be judged on Funniest, Most Effort and Best Group.
·  Kindergarten students will join the parade, but will not be judged.
·  Guests enter the gym for the parade and will be seated on the bleachers. Guests are not to go throughout the building to the classrooms, restrooms, etc. to help students with their costumes.
·  Room Parents will not have access to the classrooms prior to the costume parade.
·  For ease, students may wear any “regular clothes” that are part of their costume to school. For example, if a student is going to dress as a firefighter, they can wear black pants and a black shirt to school, and put on the firefighters gear for the parade.
·  7th Grade’s Edible Haunted Houses and 8th Grade’s Literary Pumpkins will be on display in the gym, and the top three of each will be announced during the costume parade.
·   NEW THIS YEAR: All guests for the Parade need to pre-register for the event. Please fill out the google form for each guest attending. You can enter information for up to 4 people on a form. If you do not have 4 guests, simply enter 'NA and/or 00s' and submit. All pre-registered guests will receive a text message and an email with their Halloween Parade School Pass ID (This pass is event specific. It is a different pass than the one used to sign in/out your student; or to sign in as a visitor at any other event, such as the Living Rosary). The event pass is orange in color and can be saved to your phone wallet by clicking “add” in the top right corner of the pass. You WILL NOT receive an event pass immediately following pre-registration, but should receive it at least 24 hours prior to the event. Pre-Registration will close at noon on Friday 10/27/23.

· Please enter Door A3 with your School Pass ID from 12:35-1:00.
·  Students and those signed up as Room Parents will go to the classrooms after the parade. Just a reminder that all room parents must have completed Safe Parish.
·  We ask that guests exit after the parade so the party for the middle school students can begin in the gym.
·  Please monitor costumes very carefully for good taste and appropriateness. No revealing or frightening costumes are allowed. No weapons or weapon replicas allowed.
We hope that you are able to join us for this fun-filled event!

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!

Mrs. Bean's class celebrating Red Ribbon Week
Last Friday was a big day in Mrs. Bruggeman’s first grade class! It was desk pet adoption day! Each first grader adopted a desk pet to take care of and have fun with for the rest of the year! They will use tickets to buy accessories, food, and other goodies to put in their desk pet’s home!
Mrs. Brock and Mrs. Wetzel’s class are doing a wonderful job learning about “Sneaky e”. They love the fun activities!
Mrs. Barber’s class has been learning about St. John Paul II. Last week they created miniature JPIIs.
Mrs. Clark's Second Grade Class says "Boo to Drugs!"
Mrs. Clark's 2nd grade has been discussing how water can change the shape of the land through erosion. Students did an experiment to see how water can form a canyon - the results were fantastic! 
Tyler and Mrs. Tschaenn say "Peace out to drugs!" on Tie Dye Day for Red Ribbon Week!
Wizard of Oz Fall Musical Rehearsals
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
Middle School Parents,
Please visit the SignUpGenius  link, to choose an available slot! All snacks, drinks, and treats donated, will be used for middle school activities and combined middle school holiday parties.

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!