Pope John Paul II Regional
Catholic Elementary School

2875 Manor Road | West Brandywine, PA  19320
Phone:610 384 5961 | Fax:610 384 5730 
Uniting alumni and friends of Pope John Paul II Regional Catholic Elementary School


Catholic Schools Week Open House
Sunday, January 28th
   All are welcome!  
*Tours available*
*Science Fair in the Gym*
*Book Fair in the Library*

Now accepting new family applications for children age 3 through Grade 8 for the 
2018-19 school year! 
Click here to apply online.

Can't make the Open House on January 28th? 
Click here to request a tour online. 

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Advent Season Filled with Prayer, Scripture and Service 
   Students participated in a weekly prayer service during the Advent season. An Advent wreath was placed and lit in the Main entrance and each classroom while scripture readings, songs and prayers were broadcast throughout the school each week by students from every grade.  Students also added symbols to the Jesse tree and figurines to the Nativity each afternoon as the meaning of each piece and symbol was shared over the loud speaker for all children to hear. 
  During the school's Thanksgiving outreach project sponsored by the student council, students collected over 500 lbs of non-perishable food items and several cases of batteries which were shipped to families in Puerto Rico who were devastated by Hurricane Irma.  
   Additionally over $1900 was raised to help rebuild a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Huston that was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. 
   The adopt-a-family "dress festively" campaign raised over $2200 to help local families in need during the Christmas season and also helped defray the cost of shipping materials to Puerto Rico. 
Families in Puerto Rico unpack the boxes of food and supplies donated by the PJP II School Community. 
Students organize items to ship to Families in Puerto Rico. 

The Advent Mural, designed and decorated by the upper grade students during Art class, was trimmed with "advent" good deeds handwritten and hung by each student in grades K through 8.   

If you visited Longwood Gardens over the Christmas holiday, you may have seen PJP II amongst only 13 schools in the tri-state area that were selected to participate in this year's Christmas Tree Display.  The tree was adorned with ornaments created by our  5th, 6th and 7th grade students.  Congratulations to Mrs. Fader and our art students for being chosen to participate in this highly coveted display.   
Christmas Traditions 
  Gathering at St. Peter Church, family members and friends enjoyed "On Our Way To Bethlehem,"a musical featuring our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Directed by Music teacher Mrs. Tyler. Congratulations on a beautiful Christmas show!          

 Kinder through 2nd and 3rd through 8th grade "After the Bell" Drama clubs presented their plays for classmates and family members. Congratulations to all cast and crew members for a wonderful performance! 
K-2 Drama: The Littlest Angel Choir by Karl Hitzemann; Moderators: Mrs. Becker and Mrs. Cooke

3-8 Drama: The Great Big Holiday Bake Off by Andy Beck and Brian Fisher; Moderator: Mrs. Catanese

Kinder and PreK Breakfast with Santa


Students shopped for family members and pets at the annual Secret Santa Shop. 
Students found a treat in their shoes in honor of St. Nicholas Day.  

Senior Citizens from the community enjoyed a special Christmas concert presented by the Advanced Band and Middle School Choir. Special thanks to Mr. Rumpf , Band Director, and Mrs. Tyler, Choir Director.  

Saints Soar at Championships and Nationals
           Four PJP II runners (Aryanna Alex, Cassidy McFeely, Arden McErlean and Clair Fader) earned All-Archdiocese honors at the  Championship meet and 9 out of 19 runners ran personal bests.  In addition, the minor girls team placed 5th in the Archdiocese out of 100+ schools.  To add icing to the cake, all seven runners who attempted to qualify for Nationals were successful.  The team ended the regular season with 4 team members new to the list of top 5 runners in PJP II history for their age group.  At Nationals, four Saint runners set personal records despite an extremely muddy course, and two team members (Aryanna Alex and Arden McErlean) earned All-American by finishing in the top 25 for their age group. Congratulations to the Cross-Country team on an outstanding season!     
Crusaders Reach Playoffs 
 The Chesco Crusader boys Varsity football team finished with a winning season (5-2) and made it to the playoffs for the first time in 4 years.  The team is made up of student athletes from PJP II, Sts. Phillip and James, St. Joseph (Dtown) and St. Elizabeth school.  Pictured at left are PJP II's Varsity, JV, and flag football players.  

Hour of Code 
    Eighty-one students in grades 5-8 received certificates for completing the Hour of Code which takes place throughout the world during Computer Science Education Week. On its 4 year anniversary, the Hour of Code surpassed 500 million users. Congratulations to all our students on this great accomplishment! 

St. Peter Celebration Center
St. Peter Parish provided the following information which we are happy to share with our readers. 

St. Peter Catholic Church in West Brandywine, PA is very excited to announce the opening of our new parish hall, the Celebration Center. This beautiful, 12,200 sq. ft. facility has modern finishes with a warm rustic charm. Located in the heart of Chester County, the Celebration Center is the perfect venue for your catered events.
We invite all community members, non-profits or organizations assisting with the church's mission (including all uses related to corporal and spiritual works of mercy) to host your special celebrations at our facility. Events include anniversaries, birthday parties, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal and baby showers, holiday celebrations, fundraisers, sports banquets, reunions, funeral luncheons, sacramental celebrations, business meetings, and more!
Our brand new facility includes a large banquet hall with an elegant fireplace, beautiful cafĂ©, four flat-screened TV's, large meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art catering kitchen, and coming soon, an outdoor picnic pavilion with kitchen! This spacious banquet hall accommodates table seating for 250 guests, is ADA accessible, and provides plenty of space for both small and large events.
Choose from one of our five Approved Caterers: Special Events by Duffy, Triple Fresh Catering, Ludwig's Village Market & Catering, Queen of Hearts, and Hickory House Catering. Each catering company offers a wide variety of choices to help make your event easy and even more special!
For additional information about the Celebration Center, visit our website at saintpetercelebrationcenter.com . If you have any questions or would like to schedule an event, please contact our Event Manager, Jill Longo, at 610-380-9045 or email at celebrationcenter@saintpeterchurch.net . Come make your memories even more special at St. Peter's Celebration Center!