The Lion's ROAR
May 3, 2021
Everything you need to know about what's going on at JPII School. Important news, schedule of events, and volunteer opportunities.
Art Gala
It is that time of the year! Our annual Art Gala is coming up! More information about how you can see the fabulous artwork the children have done this year!

Thank you, Mrs. Lee for inspiring our students to embrace their creativity and shine!!

School supplies for the 2021-2022 school year

Last year we were all locked up at home and we gave this company a try. The program received such a positive response we are doing it again.

School Supplies may not be optional, but ordering from this is.

Enjoy the convenience of having all supplies shipped to the school and ready for the first day! Hard copies can be printed from the shopttkits site.

Hot Lunch
May 12 Pasta
Orders Due by end of day on the 5th of May

HSA Meeting
Wednesday, May 5
6:30 pm in TEAMS

If you attend the meeting, your child receives a free dress-down day the following day! (May 5) 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, are in TEAMS.

Directions are in TEAMS
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A Letter from Mr. Fitzgerald

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I pray that your families are safe and well. We have successfully made it through the winter months without having to close the school.

I want to thank our faculty and staff for the amazing job they have done this year. I also thank you with all my heart for your support as we navigated through this strange year of COVID-19. We now have 6 weeks and 2 days remaining in the school year and I ask you not to let your guard down. Although Connecticut’s infection rate this week is 1.3%, we know that individuals are still contracting the virus. Our soccer games tonight are postponed due to players on the other team testing positive for COVID.

Governor Lamont announced this week that he will be lifting some state restrictions during the month of May. The CDC has put out new guidance regarding distancing and mask-wearing. Most of the new guidance pertains to those individuals who are fully vaccinated. Although our faculty and staff are fully vaccinated our students are not. Therefore, all COVID-19 protocols in place at St. John Paul II will remain in place until the end of the school year. All faculty, staff, students and any visitors to the school are mandated to wear masks. Students outside for recess are never 6 feet apart from one another, especially on the rope dome, so masks are mandatory at recess as well. 

May is the month dedicated to Mary our Mother. During this month the students will recite a decade of the Rosary each morning in honor of Mary and for the end of the pandemic. Our annual May crowning of Mary will take place on Monday, May 3rd at 10:00 AM.

The statue in front of St. Mary’s church will be crowned. As this ceremony is outdoors, I invite you to attend if possible. Masks are mandatory.
Again, I thank you for your support throughout this year and I pray that your families will remain safe and well. May you all enjoy the nice spring weather, and may God continue to bless us all as we come to the end of our school year.


Larry Fitzgerald

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Please pack extra masks in backpacks.
The office/nurse has a limited supply intended for emergency use only.


See the flyer for details. This is not a school-sponsored event.

Here is the line-up for summer camps.

In order for camps to run, we need a minimum number of registrations. Summer camps, this year, will be closed to the public.

Only JPII students are permitted to enroll.

$1.00 EACH

This is the last week for sales!

Tuesday, May 4th and 6th


All transactions will be TOUCHLESS (sellers will wear gloves) and exact change requested to follow COVID precautions. 


The South Farms Track Club is excited to announce they are running!!!  

For those who participated in JPII's fall cross country training, this is a great opportunity to continue improving your fitness and running prowess. Even if you didn't, all fitness and running levels are welcomed to join, get outside, and in shape.

Led by coaches Chris and Karen Stonier, they will be offering two five-week sessions: April 5 - May 6 and May 10 - June 14 along with a fun run 5k on May 8 at Crystal Lake. 

JPII is hosting its 1st Annual Golf Tournament this Spring!

We need your assistance to continue the success we are seeing as we prepare for our first of many gold tournaments. Do you own a business? Know someone who owns a business? OR do you want to help sponsor the tournament?! There are many levels of sponsorship, each with its own incentive. 

Feel free to copy this attachment and pass it along!

This is a great community-building opportunity!

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.

June 15th!!!
Last day of the 2020-21 school year!
11:30 am dismissal

School Year Calendar

Subject to change
Fundraising while you shop!

Blessed John Paul II School

Lovable Labels: Your answer to lost item prevention.

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

Shoprite: No school code

Mark your Calendar

  • 5/5: Hot Lunch (must preorder)
  • 5/5: HSA Meeting 6:30 PM
  • 5/16: Golf Tournament
  • 5/19: Outdoor Spring Band concert 6 pm
  • 5/22: 8th grade semi-formal
  • 5/31: Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)
  • 6/3: 8th-grade graduation
  • 6/15 Last day of school (OFFICIAL)
  • 9/1 Start of the 2021-22 school year