The Lion's ROAR
September 9, 2019
Everything you need to know about what's going on at JPII School. Important news, schedule of events, and volunteer opportunities.
SCRIP Fundraising

Scrip is having their ThankScriping day on Sept 12, where the school can earn up to 21% on some e-cards and gift card reloads. Click on the link below!
Questions? Contact Lisa Carter at

St. John Paul II Auction at St. Mary's Church in Portland
October 19th

Plans are in progress and the auction committee meets regularly to ensure that this year's auction provides the necessary funds to complete our playground project. If you are interested in being part of the committee please reach out to our HSA Presidents .

There are plenty of ways that you can help out as you work towards fulfilling your volunteer hours for the 2019-20 school year. Please see the attached flyers:

Middle School Families
Paper Forms Due 9/27

Computer Insurance information went home last week via backpack mail. While optional, we strongly encourage you to purchase insurance for your child’s device. The online portal to sign up is open through 9/30 . You can also enroll by filling out the form and sending it back to school with your payment by 9/27 . Pricing and portal information are on the flyer.

Penny and Paul Pig

Have you met the latest additions to our JP2 family? Penny and Paul are ready to help the school. Penny, and her piglets, await any loose change while Paul sits patiently in the parish center and collects the empty water bottles. Attached you will find a little more about their jobs here at St. John Paul II School.

Hobby Quest After-school Programs

Once again, Hobby Quest brings exciting programs to our school. This Fall Hobby Quest offers Magic Mysteries and Airplane Missions to students in grades K-5. Please see the attached flyer for registration and more information.

Grades K-4
The Journey of the Noble Gnarble
Auditions on the horizon!!

"The ocean floor is filled with the rarest of creatures, but none are as rare as gnarbles. Their fins are small, their tails are floppy, and they have never strayed far from their homes…until now. Journey of the Noble Gnarble is a story of a little gnarble with a big dream, who tries to make it past doubting blyfish, sneaky subbalubbles, and hungry plinks on his way to the surface of the sea. Along the way he befriends the glinny glims who teach him the importance of positivity and determination!"

Bake Sale
September 16th

To offset the 8th grade fees, our 8th grade families are hosting the first of several bake-sales on September 16th. All items will range from $.50 - $1.00. Thank you for supporting our 8th grade families!

Changes in Dismissal

The safety of all our students is of utmost importance. We ask that you follow procedure and send in a note each time there is a change. If something happens during the school day and a change is necessary, please call or email the office and we will get the message out. Teachers do not always have the time during the day to check their emails. Thank you for your support as we keep our students safe.

Catholic Elementary School Collection Campaign: September 14th -15th.

Each classroom at St. John Paul II Catholic school is paired with one of our supporting parishes. The Catholic Elementary School Collection Campaign will take place the weekend of September 14th and 15th. Traditionally, our students attend and participate in the Mass as a way to extend our thanks for their support. Teachers will be contacting you sometime this week. In the meantime, mark your calendars.

New Program starting!
After-school Soccer/Futsal

See the attached flyer and registration. Coach Lou has recommended this program which is designed to increase a player's foot skills . This program will be held on Wednesdays after band practice. Please complete the attached registration form and send the form and the $120 fee to the office at soon as possible. Parents will pick up students from the front of the school.

Mark your Calendar!

  • 9/9 Hot Lunch begins
  • 9/14-9/15 Catholic Elementary School Collection Campaign
  • 9/16 8th grade hosted bake sale
  • 10/3 MASS
  • 10/4 11:30 Dismissal/Teacher PD
  • 10/14 NO SCHOOL: Columbus Day
  • 10/17-10/18 Progress Report Conferences
  • 10/17 Early Dismissal: Conferences
  • 10/18 NO SCHOOL

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