The Lion's ROAR
January 4, 2021
Everything you need to know about what's going on at JPII School. Important news, schedule of events, and volunteer opportunities.
Financial Aid

Applications MUST be submitted and finalized by March 5th, 2021.
Do not wait until March to get started.

Financial Aid information packets for the 2021-22 school year will be going home this week. Please check backpack mail every day. This information can also be found on the website.

Winter Enrichment Art Classes

Abrakadoodle is a great way to add enrichment to daily routines. For information and registration, please click here:


Registration Deadline is January 25, 2021
JPII is hosting its 1st Annual Golf Tournament this Spring!

Golf Tournament Committee is targeting Sunday, May 16th, 2021 to host our first annual event at Lyman Orchards Golf Club (Gary Player Course).  

We really need volunteers to join our committee to get the event off the ground and running with an emphasis but not limited to sponsorships and raffle prizes. We will also need a member to be in charge of organizing the foursomes. This is a great opportunity to meet additional JPII parents and spread the word about our school while helping fundraise a significant amount of money the will be of great benefit to all our students!

If you are interested in joining the team, please sign up below, with your email address included. John Benitez, the project chairperson will organize the first meeting with the group (we are shooting for 12/15 or 12/16). If you can't commit to the committee but would like to help out in any way possible or if you have some ideas that would benefit this event, please feel free to contact John directly at (203)927-4234.



SCRIP is now offering gift card orders to be shipped directly to your home.
You can place orders online and get physical gift cards mailed directly rather than wait for a school order to come in via backpack.

School orders, with checks, can still be sent to the office.

This new feature allows you pay online and get your gift cards directly, and sooner.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Hero Squad program ensures that no child has to take on cancer alone.

By uniting students through teamwork, empathy, and respect for others, we strive to achieve our ultimate squad goal: a world without blood cancer.


Parent/Student Handbook

Attached is the recently updated Parent/Student Handbook. Please read over it, sign and return page 34 to the office.

HSA Meeting
Wednesday, January 6
6:30 pm in TEAMS


If you attend the meeting, your child receives a free dress-down day the following day! (January 7) Please make sure you can access TEAMS prior to the night of the meeting. The HSA officers will start the meeting promptly at 6:30 that evening; please do not start your own meeting. Detailed instructions on how to join (not start) a TEAMS meeting without confusion will be sent at least a week prior to the meeting.

Directions are in TEAMS
Fundraising while you Shop!

Smile. Amazon.com: Blessed John Paul II
Lovable Labels: Your answer to lost item prevention.

Stop and Shop: school - code 06433
Price Chopper: School code 49814

Shopright: No school code


Mark your Calendar

  • 1/18/21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)
  • 1/19/21: Teacher PD (No School)
  • 2/15: President's Day (NO SCHOOL)
  • 2/16-2/19 Winter Break
  • 3/15: Teacher Inservice (NO SCHOOL)
  • 3/17: Report Cards
  • 4/1-4/11 Spring Break