Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve

2018 National Blue Ribbon School
The Crusader Times for June 4, 2021
From the Principal's Desk

Dear Saints Peter and Paul Community,

As we come to the close of this extraordinary and unprecedented 2020-2021 school year, it is essential to look back at all the outstanding accomplishments of this strong school community despite the many challenges of COVID-19. After three months of around-the-clock preparations, we successfully opened our school to all our students on September 1st. Our reopening plan was no simple feat and required a dedicated and collaborative team of parents, teachers, staff, and members of the Board of Limited Jurisdiction giving up their summer and weekends to ensure the mission of SSPP would continue. For the everyday activities in school to take place, we had to stretch our imagination and plan for everything under new health guidelines. Together we surpassed our expectations. With determination and the support of the parents of SSPP, we continued to provide our students with in-person learning because we believe in the great importance of Catholic education.

Significant challenges help us to understand, in an even more profound way, that God’s mercy and goodness can be found in the simple things and especially in the people we encounter each day. It allowed us to see life in a new way that we had not viewed before and renewed our appreciation of all God has given us. Together we faced many challenges we never thought possible, and through it all, we carried each other through this year and have now found ourselves on the other side stronger, more grateful, and with a clearer understanding of God’s grace and love. This amazing school community came together to make the impossible possible for the students of Saints Peter and Paul.  

I want to express my gratitude to Monsignor Citino, Father Monica, SSPP parents, school staff, Board of Limited Jurisdiction, Home and School Association, CCIU support teachers, teacher aides, our teachers, administrative team, school nurses, and parishioners.  

I look to the 2021-2022 school year with hope, excitement, and joy as we celebrate our 20th year as a Catholic school! We look forward to seeing our students and parents on August 31st for an incredible school year. I pray for all of us to have a relaxing and safe summer! May God continue to bless us.

With sincere appreciation for this incredible community,
Mrs. Chandler, Principal

June 3: Last day for Pre K
June 4: Last day for Kindergarten
June 7: In-Service-NO SCHOOL
New Student Meet and Greet Grades 1-8
June 8: Kindergarten Screenings
June 8-10: Noon dismissal
June 9: 8th Grade Graduation 7 PM
June 11:Last day of school 10:30 dismissal
June 18: Blood drive in Church Parking lot 1-6 PM
15th Graduating Class of SSPP Celebrates Last Day of School
Yard signs for each graduate
Getting ready for the last walk through the school with a student "clap-out"
Teen Retreat Opportunity for Grades 8-12
Girls LAX CYO All Stars

Congratulations to our 8th-grade girls who represented SSPP in the CYO Region 17 Lacrosse all-star team! The Chester County team defeated the Delaware County team on May 22 in a decisive victory.
Way to go McKenna M., Ava D., and Sadie M.!
We look forward to hearing more about your LAX careers in high school!
Alumni News
Congratulations to Bella D'Allesandro '17 and the Bishop Shanahan Varsity Lacrosse team for their first-ever District Championship.
The ladies are currently in the hunt for the State Championship.
Good luck!

Congratulations to Noel Doherty ‘17 for his victory at the Ches-Mont Championships! Noel won the 100 hurdles in 15.21.
At districts, Noel qualified to go on to state championships as well.
Good luck, Noel!

Do you have alumni news to share? Please let the Advancement office know! advancement@sspeterandpaulrc.org
Early Birdie Special for the Monsignor Foley Golf Outing
Take $40 off the Registration Fee of $265 through August 20th
Don't Forget to Order Math Summer Solutions!
If you have a student registered in grades K-8 for the 2021-22 school year, it is highly recommended that you order the Standards-Based Math Summer Solutions workbook for the grade they have just completed. A grade will be assessed on the completed workbook.
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
Our facebook page is:
Our school governing body is called the SSPP Board of Limited Jurisdiction.
Members are Joe Devine (Chair), PJ Charlton (Secretary), 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, David Dorsey, Priscilla Burt, Cynthia Wein, Daniel McKinney, 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