Pope John Paul II Regional
Catholic Elementary School

2875 Manor Road | West Brandywine, PA  19320
Phone:610 384 5961 | Fax:610 384 5730 
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Saturday, November 4th
School Gym
Over 50 crafters and vendors will be onsite! Plus baked goods, food, raffle items and more!
Sunday, November 12th
All are welcome to tour our school and learn more about the PJP II School experience! 

Sunday, December 10th
The Craft House
Free Dinner for every ticket buyer/seller! This Raffle is open to all!  
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Archdiocese of Philadelphia (AOP) Secretary of Education Chris Mominey recently visited the school and attended First Friday mass with students and faculty.

During a recent inservice day, PJP II faculty were hard at work learning best practices in reading instruction and technology integration with AOP Tech Integration Coach Annabel Dotzman.

Thank you Harry's Neighborhood Place for hosting the 1st Dine & Donate of the year as well as the Dollars & Saints Early Bird Drawing! 

Thank you Sponsors! 

School Celebrates Living Rosary
    October is the month of the Holy Rosary and praying the Living Rosary is an annual tradition for the students at PJP II School. Seventh and eighth graders led the ceremony which took place at St. Peter Church. PreK and Kinder students prayed a shortened version of the Living Rosary which took place in the school's Prayer room.   

 PreK and Kindergarten Sing
"Hail Mary Gentle Woman"

Student Council Installed ~ New Logo Unveiled 
Student Council President Liam B. and Vice President Mackenzie F. unveil the school's new Logo. 

   Students who were recently elected to serve on this year's Student Council were installed in a ceremony at St. Peter Church. Student Council officers, commissioners, class representatives and ambassadors received an official pin blessed by Father Brennan, primary celebrant for the mass.  The students pledged to proudly serve the school and parish communities in which they live.     
   Following the service, the new school logo was unveiled. Mrs. Kerins explained the symbolism incorporated into the logo which was designed by Art teacher, Mrs. Fader.  The design was modeled after the school's patron saint, St. Pope John Paul II, whose papal crest contained an off-center cross and the letter "M" representing his devotion to the Blessed Mother. In addition, the "M"is reflective of the devotion and commitment of our IHM Sisters who served our school community for 113 years. The 3 stars represent our three partner parishes: St. Peter, Our Lady of the Rosary and St. Joseph in Coatesville. Stars were also part of Coatesville Catholic's (CACES) logo. The flame represents knowledge and hope. The shield portrays the school's CYO moniker, the Saints, who defended themselves during battle. Finally, the school colors maroon and white were integrated and complemented with the color blue representing the three colors in the school uniform. What a beautiful logo to represent our school community! 
Dollars and Saints Raffle 
     Will you be our $5,000 Grand Prize Winner? Over $12,000 in Cash prizes, 9 prizes in all, are being raffled off. Anyone is eligible to participate. Only 325 tickets have been sold so far. Will you help us reach our goal of 1000?  School families who sell at least 2 tickets are also eligible for tuition credits of $3,000 and are included in the Family Adventure Prize weekly drawing leading up to the Live Drawing. All ticket buyers and sellers will receive a free dinner at the Live Drawing on December 10th at 4pm at the Craft House in Thorndale (adults only-need not be present to win).
   For more information or to purchase tickets online, click here. Proceeds will assist in keeping tuition increases to a minimum.  Note: The Dollars and Saints Raffle is taking the place of this year's Silent Auction. The Auction will be returning next year. 
Longwood Selects PJP to Decorate Tree 
      During June, Art teacher Mrs. Fader submitted designs for the Longwood Gardens Children's Christmas Tree display and received notification over the summer that the school had been selected. Mrs. Fader added, "this is a highly coveted and difficult competition for only 13 trees representing schools from as far away as Delaware. The 5th, 6th, and 7th graders will make the garland, tree topper and 100 ornaments in the 2017 theme colors of silver, gold, white and red. The ornaments will be created with all recycled materials." The display will be open during the holidays from November 27th to January 7th, 2018. With the grand re-opening of the main fountains, the display will undoubtedly draw a record number of visitors. What a wonderful honor for PJP II School students to be a part of this incredible opportunity at Longwood Gardens!  Many thanks to Mrs. Fader for all her work with this project and the Art program. 


Pumpkin Character Contest 
     Congratulations to winners of this year's Pumpkin Character Contest. Fourth and Fifth graders submitted pumpkins representing a fictional character or a biography/real person. All of the pumpkins were truly amazing! Thanks to Mrs. Powell, Librarian, for coordinating this annual event. 
Alums Recognized on Senior Night
     Congratulations Class of 2014 alumni and Senior Shanahan football players Zach Donaldson., Kevin Jones, Danny McGinn, and Sean Taylor for being  recognized recently at "Senior Night"on Bishop Shanahan's home turf.