Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve

2018 National Blue Ribbon School
2021 School of Distinguished Instruction
The Crusader Times for November 4, 2021
Nov 1-14: Place Your Pie Orders to support 8th grade
Nov 5: First Friday Mass -Grades K-4 participate 9:30 AM
Parish Blood Drive 1-6 PM
Nov 10: Picture Day
Nov 13: Happy Hour at Barnaby's hosted by the CYO
Nov 14: Priority Registration for the 2022-23 school year ends
Nov 16: HSA Meeting 7 PM (In person)
Nov 17: Dine and Donate at Brick-n-Brew 11 AM-8 PM
Please see the school calendar for all important dates and information.
The Crusader Times is published on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. Please contact the Advancement office for any news that you would like to schedule.

Need a back issue of The Crusader Times? Visit the school website at https://school.sspeterandpaulrc.org/crusader-times
Priority Enrollment and Re-Enrollment Reminder
Priority Enrollment for additional siblings for the 2022-23 school year ends on November 14th. Open Enrollment begins on November 15th. For our current families with children entering Pre-K3, please submit the new student application fee and all enrollment paperwork by 11/14. We fully expect a waitlist for Pre-K3 effective 11/16. Paperwork may be found here.
The application fee may be paid online here.
An Option C email from Mrs. Chandler went out regarding re-enrollment. Please take a moment to re-enroll your student(s) as it helps us to budget for the 2022-23 school year.
If your child is currently enrolled in Pre-K3 and Pre-K4, please re-enroll your child ASAP as Open Enrollment for Pre-K4 and Kindergarten begins on 11/15 and the interest in our programs has been tremendous. If you are unsure if you're giving your Pre-K or Kindergarten student the gift of time, please reach out to Diana Poole so that we can hold a place in two grades if necessary. Thank you for choosing Saints Peter and Paul School for your child's education!
Refer a Family to SSPP and Receive a $500 Tuition Credit
Dear Parents,
Help us promote the school you love by referring your friends- and receive a tuition credit for doing so!
1) Contact the Advancement Director, Diana Poole, with the name and contact information of the prospective family.
2) Diana Poole will check her prospective family list to see if they are already on it. If your referral is a new lead, Diana will confirm to you that you are eligible for a tuition discount. 
3) To receive your discount, the family must enroll at least one student, and that student must attend Saints Peter and Paul School for the 2022-23 academic year. 
4) Your $500 will be credited to your November 2022 tuition bill. This will be handled by the school business manager. A one-time $500 credit is awarded for each new family (not each new student) that you refer.
It is as simple as that. Please start referring your friends and family today!
CYO News
  You Are Cordially Invited to the CYO Happy Hour on Saturday, November 13th
What a great way to meet new families or catch up with dear friends!
Varsity Volleyball Secures CYO Region 17 Championship
Congratulations to 8th Grade Varsity Volleyball Team on winning the Region 17 Championship! They defeated Villa in the semi-finals and St. Elizabeth in the championship game. Congratulations on an undefeated season!
HSA News
Thank you to all who contributed to making the SSPP annual Trunk or Treat event a huge success! On Veterans Day (Nov 11th), we will be honoring our community’s servicemen and women. We hope you will invite a Veteran and join us for a special assembly. On Sunday, Nov 14th, our 3rd-5th grade classes will be putting together LEGO kits for those less fortunate. During the November 16th HSA meeting, Annabel Dotzman from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will join us to speak about technology safety for our children. 

In addition, please SAVE THE DATES:

12/9 & 12/10 (Thurs & Fri) - SSPP’s annual “Santa’s Secret Sale” where the cafeteria is transformed into a Winter Wonderland shopping experience!

12/16 (Thurs) - “A Crusader Christmas” presented by the HSA, CYO, and Class of 2023! An evening of caroling, service, and holiday cheer with our SSPP family!
Check out our upcoming important dates above and visit the link to learn more and volunteer.  
Saints Peter and Paul School is excited to share details about Santa’s Secret Shop, scheduled for Thursday, December 9th and Friday, December 10th.  
Santa’s Secret Shop is an event for all students (Pre-K through 8th Grade) to get in the Christmas spirit by shopping for the special family and friends on their list!  
The shop will be stocked with quality merchandise, reasonably priced between $1-$10. The proceeds from the shop benefit a charitable cause, as well as specific school initiatives. 
We will need volunteers to help set up and decorate the evening prior to the shop, as well as volunteers to help on the days of the shop. A sign-up will be made available shortly on the HSA website for these volunteer opportunities.  
Please see the attached flyer for additional details about Santa’s Secret Shop.
SSPP to Honor Veterans on November 11
SSPP Parish & School Community,

Saints Peter & Paul School is honored to host a Veterans Day Program for local veterans in our parish and school community. We will recognize those brave men and women on Thursday, November 11th at 9:30 am in front of our school’s American flag.  

We will conduct a short ceremony led by our Student Council, 3rd-grade classes, and SSPP scouts. They will honor each individual present with our heartfelt thanks and explain SSPP’s commitment to supporting our Veterans and active duty military through our school’s participation in the Pocket Flag Project

We hope you will join us to honor these selfless men and women. If you or someone you love is a Veteran who would like to attend or you would like to pray for an active duty military member, please complete this form, Veterans Day Signup, with the requested information.  

In the event of inclement weather on November 11th, we respectfully ask that attendance be limited to the Veteran and one loved one in order to maintain safety guidelines in the school building.  

Show Your SSPP School Spirit

New car magnets celebrating our school's 20th year of nurturing hearts to love and hands to serve are available for purchase.
The 5 3/4" magnets are $7 each or 2 for $10.
You may send a check to the school or purchase online here. Please note in the comment section that you are purchasing car magnets. Thank you, and #cheersto20years!

Golf Outing Hats Available
A limited number of golf outing hats are available to purchase for $30. Proceeds go towards the Teacher Enrichment Fund. Please send a check to school or purchase online here. Please note in the comment section that your payment is for a golf hat.
SSPP Parent Book Club Is Back!
Love to Read and Want to Meet Up with SSPP Parents?
November 11 @ 7 PM: Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler

December 14 @ 7 PM: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

8th Grade Fundraising Events
Alumni News
If you are an alumni, or parent of alumni and have exciting news to share, please let the Advancement office know! We want to celebrate!
Student News
Want to share your student's accomplishments? Please email the advancement office at advancement@sspeterandpaulrc.org so we can spread the news!
Youth Group
Parish News and Events
Saints Peter and Paul Blood Drive
November 5th, 1:00- 6:00 PM in the Church Hall

Our parish is having a blood drive! Please consider this generous and life-saving donation as our broader community faces a critical shortage. Prior registration is necessary. 

Please visit: www.redcrossblood.org and enter SPONSOR CODE: SSPP
Please contactedra.farrell@redcross.org with any questions.
Knights of Columbus
"Sharing Our Blessings Drive"

The Knights of Columbus will be holding a coat drive to support the VA in Coatesville as well as Safe Harbour in West Chester and others in need in our community.

There is a bin in the Msgr. Foley Library for your convenience. They are looking to share all sizes for men, women, and children new or gently used.

Coats, long johns, sweaters, and cold-weather accessories would certainly be welcome.

The donations will be taken now through November 29, 2021.
Body + Soul Walking Group
Women's Cafe Advent Event
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 Dan McKinney (Chair), Gary Davis (Finance Chair), Rand Ginsburg (Facilities Chair), Frank Hanna (Governance Chair), Mary Cunningham (Development Co-Chair), Erin Heinerichs (Development Co-Chair), Allison Hall (Marketing & Enrollment Chair), Andrew Parsons, Michael Parsons, Cynthia Wein, Frank Burrell, Joshua Benson, Martin Roddy, Richard Fonash, Brian Meilinger, Mark Drinker, Terry Gillin, TR Lavin, Kelly Smith, 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. Dan McKinney, Board Chairman
Diana Poole, Advancement Director