Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve

2018 National Blue Ribbon School
The Crusader Times for July 22, 2021
IMPORTANT DATES
Aug 1: SSPP playdate 10:30-12 (See the HSA website for details)
Aug 8: Blessing of College Students at 9:30 mass
Aug 17: Body and Soul Walking Group


IMPORTANT DATES
Aug 24: Class lists are posted
Faculty Retreat
Aug 31: First Day of School K-8. Full-Day- No CARES
9:30 AM - Lunch Volunteer Meeting
7 PM Pre-K Parent Meeting
Early Birdie Special for the Monsignor Foley Golf Outing Ends August 20th
Take $40 off the Registration Fee of $265
You can mail your registration form and payment to the school to the attention of Diana Poole, or email your completed form to advancement@sspeterandpaulrc.org and make payment online https://school.sspeterandpaulrc.org/pay-now Please make a notation that it is for the golf outing. Sponsorship questions may be directed to the event chairperson, Christine Parsons at cm7855@gmail.com 
Want to Find out How You Can Provide a Catholic Education for a Child that Wants One?
EITC is a program that allows you to direct state taxes that you are already paying to help students afford the Catholic education that we offer here at Saints Peter and Paul. 
The Educational Improvement Tax Credits (EITC) program is designed to allow eligible businesses and individuals to designate their tax dollars to support Catholic schools, such as Saints Peter and Paul. This is one of the few opportunities you have to direct your tax dollars to a specific destination. These donations are then used for tuition assistance. 
Simply put, EITC allows you to redirect your state tax dollars to Saints Peter and Paul to help families with tuition assistance and to keep our school thriving. The program requires a minimum of only $1,000. You are eligible if you OR your business pay $1,000 or more a year in income taxes to the State of Pennsylvania. In return, you receive a 90% tax credit for your 2-year commitment.  
Example: You, through your business or personal income, owe PA state tax liability of at least $1,000. You fill out a commitment form and then we notify you when to write your check. At tax time you receive an acknowledgment that you have participated in this program which you include with your PA state tax return. You get to do a great thing by helping families in the community who value Catholic education and want their children to have that experience.
Saints Peter and Paul School is grateful to those companies and individuals who have supported us through the EITC program!

CYO Updates
Registration is now OPEN for Fall Sports!
As previously mentioned, we will be hosting fall sports, starting in August. 
Fall Sports 2021 
Soccer - Grades 5-8 - Boys and Girls
Volleyball - Grades 5-8 - Girls only
Field Hockey - Grades 5-8 - Girls only
Cross Country - Grades 1-8 - Boys and Girls
Registration will be open through August 4th. In order to have coaches assigned and schedules set, we are asking everyone to register by August 4th. Once we have all athletes registered, we will be in touch with further details. 
To register for fall sports please go to: http://sspeterandpaulrc.website.sportssignup.com/

Would your son like to play football?
SSPP CYO merges with St. Agnes for our football program. Boys in 3rd-8th grade have the option to play flag or tackle football. 
 
The program is one of the best in the area. Great reputation and very dedicated coaches and staff! 
If you have any questions about our fall sports (football only) or the new registration system/process, please feel free to contact Heather McGrory at heatheramcgrory@gmail.com. We hope to see you and your children for all of the fall fun!
Registration for football must be completed online at


Alumni News
We look forward to seeing all of our college students at the 9:30 mass on August 8th for the blessing of college students. Whether you are a freshman heading off to school for the first time or returning senior we welcome you to attend this mass. Catch up with your former classmates!
Do you have alumni news to share? Please let the Advancement office know! advancement@sspeterandpaulrc.org
An Invitation from our Director of Religious Education, Michele D'Alessandro:

Families – We missed everyone and are looking for ways to build our community and our relationship with our Lord so, please…
 
Join us for our Body + Soul Walking Group on August 17th starting at the 8:30 AM Mass followed by a walk around the beautiful Saints Peter and Paul Campus. Children are welcome! And a few of us like myself will be there without little ones so we can help you at mass if you need it.
 
This is a great opportunity to back to in-person mass while also getting to meet other families and getting a little workout in.
 
Receiving the Lord in the Holy Eucharist nourishes our soul! Walking outside nourishes our body and allows us to soak nature which our Lord has given us in the form of flowers, trees, and the beautiful blue sky! So please join us for this win/win opportunity! Depending on the interest, we can adjust the day of the week we meet accordingly. 

2019-2020 Annual Report
Please click on the 2019-2020 GIF to link to our school's Annual Report
Support the SSPP Community by shopping with Amazon Smile !
Access the website: smile.amazon.com and select "SS. Peter and Paul Church and School" as your charity of choice. Products and prices are the same as regular Amazon, but using Smile.Amazon means a portion of your shopping dollars will be donated to Saints Peter and Paul School.
"Talk to Us"
Visit these social media platforms to stay connected with your school and other SSPP Parents!
Follow your school on Instagram:
@ssppschoolwc and @ssppschoolart
@sspp_crusaders_cyo
#wearesspp
#ssppproud
#proud2bsspp
Our facebook page is:
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Our school governing body is called the SSPP Board of Limited Jurisdiction.
Members are Dan McKinney (Chair), Gary Davis (Finance Chair), Rand Ginsburg (Facilities Chair), Frank Hanna (Governance Chair), Mary Cunningham (Development Chair), Michael Parsons (COVID Chair), Allison Hall (Marketing & Enrollment Chair), Andrew Parsons, Cynthia Wein, Frank Burrell, Joshua Benson, Martin Roddy, Richard Fonash, Brian Meilinger, Mark Drinker, Erin Heinerichs, Veronica Chandler, and Monsignor Angelo Citino.
Read more about the Board on our website.
   Saints Peter & Paul School
        1327 Boot Road
               West Chester, PA 19380
       p. (610)696.1000
f. (484) 631.0181

Mrs. Veronica Chandler, Principal     
Mr. Joe Devine, Board Chairman
Mrs. Diana Poole, Advancement Director