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

October 4, 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 Knight Cafe Announcement regarding additional lunch option/ October Menu


3-5: Parent/Teacher Conferences
5: Coffee with Counselor (See Info Below)
5: Knights "Friday": Spirit Wear/1Hr Early Dismissal/No Bus
6:13- Fall Break (NO SCHOOL)
19: Living Rosary (See Below for How to Register to Attend)
31: Halloween Parade and Parties

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/ 7th Grade Reconciliation
9: Deanery Science Fair (PHS)
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
30: 3-5 Christmas Program

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. 

It has been a tradition for over 30 years for the JPII students to participate in a Living Rosary. Our grade 6 students will be leading the Living Rosary on Thursday, October 19 at 1:45 in the school gym.
Information for guests wanting to attend:
- Please fill out the pre-registration form for each guest that will be attending Registration to Attend the Living Rosary
-You can use the form to pre-register for up to 4 guests.  
-Guests will enter Door A3 to check in and receive your pre-printed visitor's pass.

We look forward to seeing you at The Living Rosary.
New to the JPII Family!
Mrs. Sally Daughtrey
Art Teacher

 I’m Sally Daughtrey and excited to be teaching art and be a part of JPII. 
 I grew up in Louisville but have lived in Los Angeles most of my adult life. I’m married to my sweet husband, Ben and have two amazing daughters. Mae, 29 is a fashion designer. Juju, 23 is a barista and student.  
 I’ve worked as an art director, post production supervisor,  teaching artist, decorator and, my favorite (other than Mom), art teacher.  After raising our kids we moved back to be closer to family and enjoy a more relaxed paced life. We have four cats and two dogs and love animals! 
 I’m currently a working artist and passionate about all things art including design, music, and dance. 
 I’m excited to be creating with kiddos again! To me there’s nothing more inspiring, as their art is the most soulful, delightful and just full of life.  
I'm looking forward to working with and meeting you all. 
Ms. Carley Birk
First Grade Classroom Assistant

My name is Carley Birk! I am a 2023 graduate of Silver Creek High School and attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help prior. I plan on beginning college next year as an Early Childhood Education or Art Education major. I enjoy coaching volleyball with MidAmerica Volleyball Association in Louisville, Kentucky, and spending time with my family, especially my two nieces and nephew. I am happy to begin this new journey as a First Grade Classroom Assistant at JPII.
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 Kindergarten Smarties had fun learning about different types of apples and Johnny Appleseed. They made fun "pan" hats, weighed apples, graphed their favorite type of apple, and even made a print of the star inside. 
Mrs. Bruggeman's class drew pictures and made a giant poster to help them understand what nouns are. They also were busy comparing numbers with alligator mouths and learning about the greater than and less than symbol!
The third graders turned into chefs while they solved math problems at the Math Pizzeria.

Social Studies Projects - American Indian Artifacts Museum
Grade 6
Grade 7
Middle School Tower Garden
Special thanks to our Clark County Health Department, for providing a Flu Shot Clinic for our Faculty/Staff!

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!
Mrs. Bruggeman