Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve

2018 National Blue Ribbon School
The Crusader Times for May 20, 2021
May 28: Field Day-Noon Dismissal
May 31: No School-Memorial Day
June 1: HSA Meeting
June 2: DARE graduation and 8th-grade awards
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
Spring Fundraiser Update
Saints Peter and Paul School would like to express our sincere gratitude to our parents, parishioners, and friends for a successful Spring Fundraiser! The homeroom parents did a beautiful job with the class baskets yet again and our fifth-grade parents did a fabulous job with their communications and hard work to make the event successful. We are grateful for the $22,700 raised to be put towards additional chrome books for the students and smart boards for our classrooms. Thank you for your generosity!
Uniform Update
Dear SSPP Parents,
Information for school uniform guidelines can be found on the new school website link below. We are in a transition period from the original uniform (brown/ green plaid) to the updated uniform (green/blue/white plaid). Please note all students are asked to be in the new uniform beginning August 2023. We ask parents to choose one uniform for this coming year for their child. The original and updated uniforms should not be mixed or matched. 
Thank you for your support as we go through this change and for making sure your child/children are in the proper uniform and shoes.  
Please note that we are asking our Pre-K students to wear the school gym uniform as it is easier for the children to be more independent with bathroom breaks.
Please note that we are looking to have a shoe sale with Flocco's held in the gym this summer. More information to follow as we get closer to the date.
Have a nice day and enjoy this beautiful weather!

Blood Drive
Please mark your calendars!
On Friday, June 18, the Knights of Columbus are hosting a Blood Drive in conjunction with Miller-Keystone Blood Bank from 1:00-6:00 PM in our church parking lot. There has been a critical shortage of blood in our community and beyond. If you are willing and able, this would be a great act of mercy for those who need it. More details will be available as we get closer to the date.

From the Nurse's Office

From the Nurse’s Office:
Happy Spring everyone! We know this year has brought so many challenges for so many and we are thankful for your continued diligence and compliance as we continue to navigate safely through this COVID pandemic. We so appreciate all the generosity of the lunches for the faculty and staff that we have been included in! Just a couple of housekeeping issues as we move into the warmer weather: please make sure your child has a water bottle with them each day & a spare mask to replace those that get wet/sweaty.  For our younger students - please have a full change of season-appropriate clothes in their cubby/classroom for the occasional accident.
Thanks for your cooperation to make sure our students were up to date with their Immunizations, Physicals, and Dental Exam Reports! If you had some doctor’s appointments over the break or coming up soon, please send in those reports. Any examinations dated from August/September 2020 forward will suffice for next year’s requirements. The State of Pennsylvania requires that all required immunizations must be documented within the first 5 days of the start of school. The West Chester Area School District requires that the required Physicals and Dentals from a licensed Health Care Provider are received within the first 60 days of the start of school. If the plan is not followed, the student will be excluded from school. Please note that The Archdiocese of Philadelphia does not permit religious or philosophical exemptions from vaccination. Below are the requirements:
Preschool students must receive all immunizations for which they are eligible (by age)
Kindergarten through 8th-grade students must receive:
4 DTaP (diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis) with the last dose given after the child’s 4th birthday
4 IPV (polio) with the last dose given after the child’s 4th birthday
3 Hepatitis B
2 Varicella (chickenpox)
2 MMR (measles/mumps/rubella)
**Students must be up to date with all immunizations by the 5th day from the start of the school year. AOP and Saints Peter and Paul do not permit students to be on a delayed immunization schedule unless medically necessary. In this case, a note from a licensed doctor must be provided to the school nurse prior to the 1st day of class.

7th-grade students must receive the above plus the following:
Meningitis vaccine
Tdap booster

Physical Exams are required for Kindergarten and 6th graders, as well as any new students, regardless of the grade they are entering.
Dental Exams are required for Kindergarten, 3rd, and 7th graders, as well as any new students, regardless of the grade they are entering.

If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Hopton, Staff Nurse (M, W-F) lhopton@wcasd.net and Megan Foytack (Tues) mfoytack@sspeterandpaulrc.org at 484-473-8308 or Colette Dugan, Certified School Nurse at 484-266-2006 or cdugan@wcasd.net.
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 new website: school.sspeterandpaulrc.org
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