The Lion's ROAR
September 13, 2021
Everything you need to know about what's going on at JPII School. Important news, schedule of events, and volunteer opportunities.
2021-22 Graduating Class
In August 2013, St John Paul II Regional Catholic School, a result of the merger between St. Mary and St. John Schools, opened its doors, and seventeen Kindergarten students began their academic journeys.  Fast forward nine years and that very first Kindergarten class is preparing to graduate.  
Of the twenty-three eighth grade students enrolled this year at St. John Paul II, five students – Dory Antaya, Sydney Esteves, Aiden Filush, Billy McKenna, and Oli Obi – began their journey in Kindergarten. 

Our Youngest Students!

Class of 2031

Garden areas

Looking for some volunteer hours without all the paperwork? Our garden areas need some TLC! We have two by the front door and the large one on the hill between the school and church. Come when it is convenient for you but, please bring garbage bags to toss the weeds into. Send an email to the office to log your time!

Thank you!

October 14-15, 2021
Parent-Teacher Conferences

Attached is another form and hard copies will go home in the blue folders this week.

Confirmations will be sent out within the next week.


Forms are due by October 1, 2021

Every survey completed helps us!

Please complete the attached form

Return to the office in a sealed envelope labeled office.

Abrakadoodle Art Camp

Starting Wednesday, September 22 at 3 PM

The deadline to register is 9/17

This will be an in-person class.

More afterschool activities to come! Stay tuned!


We are planning on returning to a fairly normal sports program this year. Please make sure your child's physical is up to date and covers the season. This also includes our Little Dribblers team. More information on sports will follow as we begin to put it all in place.

JPII Fine Arts program important dates:

  • After School activities starting next week. Please look for permission forms that will be coming home with your child.

  • Choir (grades 6-8)- Monday, 9/20 2-2:45 pm

  • Advanced Band (grades 5-8) - Wednesday, 9/22 2-2:45pm

  • Drama (grades K-4) - Thursday, 9/23 2-3pm

Interested in volunteering?

If you think you might be interested in volunteering this year whether it is in the classrooms, field trips, or any activity that involves direct contact with the children, the Diocese requires all volunteers to submit the attached paperwork and complete a free online course.

Please contact the office if you have any questions at

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

  • 9/15 Lyman Pie Fundraiser begins
  • 9/20 Choir Begins (grades 6-8) 2-2:45 pm
  • 9/22 Advanced Band 2-2:45 PM (Grades 5-8)
  • 9/23 K-4 Drama 2-3 pm
  • 10/11 Columbus Day (No School)
  • 10/14 Early Dismissal 11:30 am (aftercare is available)
  • 10/15 No School
  • 10/14-10/15 Parent-teacher conferences