The Lion's ROAR
September 27, 2021
Everything you need to know about what's going on at JPII School. Important news, schedule of events, and volunteer opportunities.

Sunday, September 26th
26th Sunday of Ordinary time

The early followers of Jesus belonged to what they thought was a very special club – and it was. There were only twelve in that first group that followed Jesus. They felt very good about being part of Jesus’s team. In Jesus’ name, they healed sick people and taught them about the Kingdom of God. One day the disciples saw someone who was not a member of their group doing good things in Jesus’ name. You would think they would be happy to see other people doing good things, but were they? No, they told them to stop what they were doing because they were not a part of their special group.

The disciples thought Jesus would be pleased by their actions, so they went and told him what they had done. To their surprise, Jesus was not pleased. "Don't stop people who are doing good things in my name" Jesus said. "No one who is doing good things in my name will then turn around and say bad things about me. Anyone who is not against us is for us."

Morning Drop-off

For the safety of all our JP2 family, we ask that you park, rather than join the student drop-off line in the morning if your child needs extra assistance getting out of the car, trouble with a car seat harness, a project, or an instrument that you need to assist with wrangling out of the car.

To avoid confusion we also ask that you refrain from parking near the sidewalk to the parish center / Kindergarten, other parents pull in behind you and think you are part of the drop-off line.

Also, drop-off is safest for children in the drop-off line to exit the right side of the vehicle! 

Fun Run
November 20th
1-4 pm
Mercy High School

Follow this link to sign-up and earn volunteer hours

Junior Rifle Club

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

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.


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

  • 10/6 HSA Meeting
  • 10/7 HSA Attendance Dress Down
  • 10/8 Mass (Friday)
  • 10/11 Columbus Day (No School)
  • 10/13 N.U.T. Day $5 per student
  • 10/14 Early Dismissal 11:30 am (aftercare is available)
  • 10/15 No School
  • 10/14-10/15 Parent-teacher conferences