Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve

2018 National Blue Ribbon School
2021 School of Distinguished Instruction
The Crusader Times for November 18, 2021
Nov 23: Thanksgiving Pie Pick up 2-6 PM in the Church Basement
Nov 24-28: Thanksgiving Break
Nov 25: Happy Thanksgiving!
Dec 3: Noon Dismissal -NO CARES
Dec 3: First Friday Mass 9:30 AM
Grades K-4 will participate
Dec 4: First Penance
Dec 9: Santa's Secret Shop- Grades K-8
Dec 10: Santa's Secret Shop for Pre-K3 and Pre-K4
Report cards distributed
Please see the school calendar for all important dates and information.
The Crusader Times is published on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. Please contact the Advancement office for any news that you would like to schedule.

Need a back issue of The Crusader Times? Visit the school website at https://school.sspeterandpaulrc.org/crusader-times
Refer a Family to SSPP and Receive a $500 Tuition Credit
Dear Parents,
Help us promote the school we love by referring your friends- and receive a tuition credit for doing so!
1) Contact the Advancement Director, Diana Poole, with the name and contact information of the prospective family.
2) Diana Poole will check her prospective family list to see if they are already on it. If your referral is a new family without any prior relationship to the school, Diana will confirm to you that you are eligible for a tuition discount.
3) To receive your discount, the family must enroll at least one student, and that student must attend Saints Peter and Paul School for the 2022-23 academic year. 
4) Your $500 will be credited to your November 2022 tuition bill. This will be handled by the school business manager. A one-time $500 credit is awarded for each new family (not each new student) that you refer.
It is as simple as that. Please start referring your friends and family today!
HSA News
If you missed the HSA meeting, please go to HSA Webpage for a recording of Annabel Dotzman’s talk about technology safety and best practices for our children. 
Roaring 20's Spring Auction
The SSPP Home and School Association
is thrilled to announce our 
Roaring 20’s Anniversary Auction Celebration!  
Please join us on Saturday, May 7th to
Dine, Drink, and Donate in celebration of our amazing school’s 20th Anniversary!  
Please help us make this event one to remember! Volunteer Here
A Crusader Christmas
The Home & School Association is proud to partner with CYO and the Class of ‘2023 to bring you a Crusader Christmas.
Please join us on Thursday, December 16th from 6-7:30 pm in the school parking lot for a night of Christmas cheer with your SSPP family! A live nativity, photo booth, caroling, cookies, and a chance to sneak a peek at Good Old St. Nick!
And of course, in true SSPP fashion, we will display our Hearts to Love and Hands to Serve by collecting new hats, gloves, and socks for the Good Saint Anne Runaway Homeless Youth.
Please RSVP here to A Crusader Christmas for a jolly good time! 

Santa's Secret Shop
CYO News
Cross Country Runners Head to Nationals
Congratulations to the SSPP CYO Cross Country team. They had a great season! SSPP students Emery H., Alyssa N., Andrew A., Hannah F., and Rachel F. were some of the most competitive runners in the CYO. At the CYO Championships Alyssa N. came in 7th in Cadet girls and Rachel F. came in 4th in Sub Novice; both earning medals! All five students will be traveling to Kentucky today to compete in Nationals. Wish them luck!!

Show Your SSPP School Spirit

New car magnets celebrating our school's 20th year of nurturing hearts to love and hands to serve are available for purchase.
The 5 3/4" magnets are $7 each or 2 for $10.
You may send a check to the school or purchase online here. Please note in the comment section that you are purchasing car magnets. Thank you, and #cheersto20years!

SSPP Parent Book Club Is Back!
Love to Read and Want to Meet Up with SSPP Parents?
December 14th @ 7 PM: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

Alumni News
If you are an alumni, or parent of alumni and have exciting news to share, please let the Advancement office know! We want to celebrate!
Student News
8th-Grader, Rourke Sante, will be performing "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" at the Upton! theatre in West Chester.
Sisters Medal in Junior Olympics
5th-grader Hannah F. and her 2nd-grade sister, Rachel ran in the USATF Mid-Atlantic Junior Olympic Championships on November 13th, and both earned medals. Rachel came in 2nd and Hannah came in 8th in their respective age groups.
Both girls also compete for the CYO track and field team as well.
Congratulations, girls!
Junior Girl Scout Troop Bridges to Cadets
Girl Scout Troop 41028's Bridging Ceremony was held on Saturday, November 13th, 2021.  

These 6th-grade girls bridged from Juniors to Cadettes after earning their Bronze Award last spring following a year of service for the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at Camilla Hall. We are so proud of them and their hard work. They are a determined and dedicated group who are ready to take on a journey and pursue their Silver Award, as well as participate in girl-led meetings to earn badges, troop activities, community services, and, of course, their cookie sales! They all look forward to their next 3 years as Cadette Girl Scouts.
Congratulations, girls!

L to R: Addison L., Ava W., Anna Z., Kaitlin S., and Lucia G.
Want to share your student's accomplishments? Please email the advancement office at advancement@sspeterandpaulrc.org so we can spread the news!
Youth Group
Parish News and Events
Knights of Columbus
"Sharing Our Blessings Drive"

The Knights of Columbus will be holding a coat drive to support the VA in Coatesville as well as Safe Harbour in West Chester and others in need in our community.

There is a bin in the Msgr. Foley Library for your convenience. They are looking to share all sizes for men, women, and children new or gently used.

Coats, long johns, sweaters, and cold-weather accessories would certainly be welcome.

The donations will be taken now through November 29, 2021.
Body + Soul Walking Group
Women's Cafe Advent Event
2019-2020 Annual Report
Please click on the 2019-2020 GIF to link to our school's Annual Report
Support the SSPP Community by shopping with Amazon Smile !
Access the website: smile.amazon.com and select "SS. Peter and Paul Church and School" as your charity of choice. Products and prices are the same as regular Amazon, but using Smile.Amazon means a portion of your shopping dollars will be donated to Saints Peter and Paul School.
"Talk to Us"
Visit these social media platforms to stay connected with your school and other SSPP Parents!
Follow your school on Instagram:
@ssppschoolwc and @ssppschoolart
Our facebook page is:
Our school governing body is called the SSPP Board of Limited Jurisdiction.
Members are Dan McKinney (Chair), Gary Davis (Finance Chair), Rand Ginsburg (Facilities Chair), Frank Hanna (Governance Chair), Mary Cunningham (Development Co-Chair), Erin Heinerichs (Development Co-Chair), Allison Hall (Marketing & Enrollment Chair), Andrew Parsons, Michael Parsons, Cynthia Wein, Frank Burrell, Joshua Benson, Martin Roddy, Richard Fonash, Brian Meilinger, Mark Drinker, Terry Gillin, TR Lavin, Kelly Smith, Veronica Chandler, and Monsignor Angelo Citino.
Read more about the Board on our website.
   Saints Peter & Paul School
        1327 Boot Road
               West Chester, PA 19380
       p. (610)696.1000
f. (484) 631.0181

Mrs. Veronica Chandler, Principal     
Mr. Dan McKinney, Board Chairman
Diana Poole, Advancement Director