The Lion's ROAR
September 20, 2021
Everything you need to know about what's going on at JPII School. Important news, schedule of events, and volunteer opportunities.

Monday Faith Corner

From Sunday’s Liturgy 9/19/21

If you have very young children, you know that being first in line is a big deal! Apparently, even Apostles struggled with the need to be first! 😊
Jesus once again turns cultural norms upside down when he tells the Apostles that to be first, we must be last and the servant of all (just like Jesus himself). He reminds them of the need to be more like little children, trusting in God’s plan and providence. Included is a video connecting the Scripture to everyday life. 

Junior Rifle Club

Registration is on October 2 and 3
Please click on the link for more information.

Hot Lunch

Order here:

IMPORTANT: Please remember to place your child's name and grade in the notes section. Without this, we can not ensure that your child will get his/her lunch.

Garden areas

Thank you Casey Slaughter for your work in the garden areas. Mrs. Slaughter has also agreed to head up the "Green Thumbs" committee to continue to keep our gardens fresh. If you would like to be part of the committee, please email Casey Slaughter at

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.

Prime spots are filling up fast!


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 has been extended to September 21

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 2:15-2:45 pm

  • Advanced Band (grades 5-8) - Wednesday, 9/22 2:15-2:45 pm

  • 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) 2-2:30 pm
  • 9/22 Advanced Band 2:15-2:45 PM (Grades 5-8)
  • 9/22 Abrakadoodle begins 3-4pm
  • 9/23 K-4 Drama 2-3 pm
  • 10/8 Mass (Friday)
  • 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