St. John Paul II Catholic School 
105 St. Paul Street
Sellersburg, IN 47172

April 17, 2024
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  • Parent Resource Section for quick reference at the bottom of the newsletter!
  • Please check EZSchoolPay app regularly and maintain a positive balance in your child's lunch account! If your student's balance is negative, you will need to send a sack lunch.
We would like to welcome our newest Knights--our 2024-25 Kindergarten Parents! Our Knightly Newsletter is sent out every Wednesday. Please reference this correspondence weekly for any and all JPII School related information!
15-30: ILEARN Grades 3-8
24: JPII PreK Visit to Kindergarten
24: National Junior Honor Society Inductions before Mass at 8:15
24: 7th Grade Shadow Day at PHS
27:First Eucharist Mass at 11:00 a.m.

1: May Crowning Mass
2: Derby Activities (visitor pre registration is REQUIRED/ link below)- students may be out of uniform!!
3:Knights Friday/Spirit Wear/1hr Early Dismissal/ NO BUS!
7: Kindergarten Field Trip to Hubers
8: White Mass (Honoring and Blessing Health Care Workers)
14-16: 6th Grade Camp Retreat
17: Kindergarten Celebration (More Info to Come)
21: 8th Grade Graduation Mass (6:00pm St. Joe Campus)
23: Last Day of School
Building God's Kingdom by growing disciples and making disciples through 
love of God and neighbor.

Building God's Kingdom by growing disciples through fostering spiritual development, academic excellence, service, and responsibility, in a safe welcoming learning environment. 
Grades K-5 Derby Activities
You are invited to attend this fun annual event! Please click the link for the REQUIRED Pre- Registration Form for ALL guests attending! You will receive your EventPass via text message within 24 hours of the event. Door A3 will open at 1:05 and the event will begin at 1:20pm. There will be NO admittance to the event after 1:45pm

Indiana Choice Scholarships for 2024-25
This spring, after the 2024-25 tuition is set, all registered families will be emailed information about Indiana Choice Scholarships for 2024-25. It will be a similar email to what was sent for this school year. It will include the family income guidelines.

Parents will be asked to reply "Yes" or "No" as to whether they qualify or not based on the income guidelines. If parents reply "Yes", they will be asked to submit a copy of their 2023 Federal tax return to verify household size and income. The school uses this information to complete the online application for the family.

For now, there is nothing that you need to do. We will not let you miss this information. We will email you again if we do not get a "Yes" or "No" with the first email.

Karen Haas
·      Monday-Friday from Noon-3:00.
·      Great hours for a parent that comes to JPII every day for pick up.
·      This is a paid position.
·      Duties include:
-Answering the “Buzzer” at the middle school door C3 when students arrive late or need to be picked up early.
-Assisting middle school teachers with copying, etc. 
·      Please contact Karen Haas ( or 812-246-3266), 
Mrs. Bean's Kindergarten Smarties ended their Math Unit on 3-Dimensional shapes by creating their own from Play-Doh. They identified, described, and created spheres, cones, cubes, and cylinders.
Mrs. Barber’s class got stranded on an island. They had to make their own rain hat. Check out their creative ideas.
Star of the Week
Anthony and Asher
8th grade has been covering environmental impacts on water and the negative impacts of ocean pollution. To model the effects pollution has on marine life, the students had to save their marine animal with only their elbows. This is to show how hard it would be for marine animals to get free of our trash without human help. It’s important to make sure we dispose of trash properly to ensure it doesn’t end up in our oceans! 
Eighth grade was lucky to have a guest teacher in religion, Fr. Tom! He came in for a few classes to teach a unit about The Lord's Prayer. It sure was a treat having him back in the classroom!
Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed... Beyond JPII
Providence Volleyball player Camila Adams signed a letter of intent to Western Kentucky University this week. The four time letter winner for the Pioneers has been part of two volleyball State Championships during her time at Providence. Camila and her family are so excited to that she will continue her playing career in Bowling Green.
Upcoming Events:

Greetings from the cafeteria! We have an exciting announcement - beginning next week on Monday, October 2, students will have another option for a daily entre! In addition to having the option of the main menu item or a chicken sandwich, students will now be able to order an Uncrustable peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich as one of the daily choices. We hope students enjoy this new option!

-Please note, each lunch account is a debit account, not a credit account. Any accounts in arrears of $20 or more will need to bring a sack lunch. Please refer to the JPII Student Handbook in regards to this policy.

-"If a negative balance occurs the parent/guardian will be asked to send a sack lunch for their
child." Page 38 Appendix B

-To add money to your child's lunch account, please send a check to the school office. Please note, only one check per family is needed. Lunch accounts are shared amongst siblings. Be sure to write the name(s) of your student(s) in the memo line of the check.

-Each lunch account is required to maintain a $20 balance. Student lunches are $3.25/day or $16.25/week, per student- not including any extra entrees or milk.

Please register your student on the EZSchoolPay App to monitor your student's balance! Negative balance slips will not be sent home weekly.

Lunch Menu:

Bulletin Board of the Week
Mrs. Harris (Office Administrative Assistant)