This Week's Message: (2.5.23)

All School News

Admissions Events & Shadowing

There are many opportunities for prospective students and families to learn more about St. John Paul II School. Please share this link with your friends and invite them to attend an event!  Questions? Contact Advancement/Admissions Director Jenn Canzano at jcanzano@JPIIHyannis.org or 508-862-6336 x104.

 

Financial Aid

Financial Aid applications must be submitted annually to be considered for need-based aid. All financial aid awards are reviewed based upon the timely completion of the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Form, continued demonstrated financial need, maintenance of standards of good progress, good standing at JPII, and availability of resources. More details are below in each section. Questions? Contact Student Accounts Coordinator Margaret Keras at mkeras@JPIIHyannis.org or 508-862-6336 x400.  

 

Opportunities to Worship

All are welcome to attend Holy Mass in the Our Lady of Fatima Chapel (in the high school building) every Monday and Wednesday at 7:30 A.M. On Fridays, we pray the Rosary in the Chapel at 7:40 A.M. 

School Store News

Regular hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and occasionally on Fridays, from 3:00-3:45 P.M. Volunteers are needed!   Please click here to volunteer. 

Tennis Coaches Needed

We are currently looking for boys and girls tennis coaches at the high school level. The tennis season will start on March 27th, and will be practicing and playing its games at Mid Cape Athletic club. Please contact Coach Fazzi at rfazzi@jpiihyannis.org for more information.

PREPARATORY DIVISION

Financial Assistance for the 2023-2024 School Year

The online application for financial assistance for the 2023-2024 school year is open. To be considered for financial assistance, you must complete an annual application with FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. Please contact Mrs. Keras, Student Accounts Coordinator, at 508-862-6336 x 400 or mkeras@jpiihyannis.org for more information or assistance.

Please click here for more information and how to apply for assistance for the Preparatory Division.

Anti-bullying Assembly
As part of our Circle of Grace program, the diocese is providing an anti-bullying presentation on Friday, at 10:00 A.M., in the high school auditorium. 

Godspell Jr. Cast Party and Strike

We are so proud of the cast and crew of Godspell Jr.  Students, please join us for a small cast party on Tuesday, February 7 from 3:00-4:00 P.M. to celebrate your hard work and efforts. If you have any questions, please reach out (lfish@jpiihyannis.org).  On the following day, Wednesday, February 8, from 3:00-4:00 P.M. we will be “striking” set, props, and costumes.  This is an optional activity but one that the cast is most encouraged to attend.  Many hands make for like work, and we need help getting all the props, costumes, and set pieces put away properly for future shows.  Thank you again for making this musical a success.

High School Athletics

Athletics Calendar and links

Preparatory Division Basketball
Please click here to access the prep basketball schedule. Contact Coach Fazzi with any questions at rfazzi@JPIIHyannis.org.

Lunch Ordering for 2/27/23 – 3/31/23

Lunch ordering for the period of 2/27/23 through 3/31/23 is now open. The deadline to place an order is Monday, February 20, at 4:00 P.M.

To place your order:

 Log into Family Portal

Select Student on the left menu bar

Select Lunch

Navigate to the menu month to view the menu for this period.

Click here for instructions.

 

** Order for the entire period (there is no option to order week to week). Additions or changes to an order are not accepted after the deadline.

 

** See any notes on the ordering menu regarding off-site field trips and retreats

 

** You will not be prompted to pay when you place your order. You will be invoiced for your order, through the FACTS system, after 3/31/23. Preferred payment is through your FACTS financial account; however, you may send in payment to the Business Office. Please pay promptly. 

 

**Helpful Tip: Print out your child’s order and tuck it in their assignment pad or planner. Log into Family Portal>Student>Lunch>Select Month>Click on “Month View” (ordered items are in blue)>Print

LINK to instructions:  https://www.jpiihyannis.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Lunch-Ordering-Instructions_Updated-10152020-2.pdf

Lunch Volunteers Needed!

Please sign-up here.

Order a 2022-2023 Yearbook

Click here to purchase the Grade 5-8 yearbook.  Would you like to add a personal ad?  Details for purchasing ads can be found here.  A personal ad is a nice touch to celebrate a graduating 8th grader, congratulate a 5th grader on a great first year, or recognize any student in between! The deadline for purchasing a special ad or buying a yearbook is APRIL 6. Please contact the yearbook coordinator, Mrs. Laureen Fish, with questions at photos@JPIIHyannis.org.

HSA News

The Second Quarter Honors Breakfast is February 7, 8:30 A.M. All are welcome.

Please click here for a list of items needed.

Friday, February 10 is the Valentine’s Dance (Grades 6-8), 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. Please use this link to sign-up to volunteer/donate.

The next HSA meeting is Tuesday, February 7, at 6:30 P.M. via Zoom

The ZOOM meeting link is:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8493260073?pwd=RU5OVXgxRFZpaVVETWJHTXYzam5FUT09

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, February 7

Second Quarter Honors Breakfast, 8:30 A.M. 

Cast Party 3-4:00 P.M.

No study hall or aftercare 

HSA Meeting, 6:30 P.M. 

Thursday, February 9
Grade 7 Retreat 

Virtual Preview Night, 6:00 P.M. Preparatory Division, 7:00 P.M. High School

Friday, February 10 

Anti-bullying Assembly, 10:00 A.M. 

Valentine’s Dance (Grades 6-8), 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.

LOOKING AHEAD

Monday, February 13
9:00 Assembly

Tuesday, February 14
Grade 7 Breakfast at the High School, 9:00 – 10:30

Friday, February 17
“Get Away Day” – No After School Activities, No After Care or Study Hall

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Financial Assistance for the 2023-2024 School Year

The online application for financial assistance for the 2023-2024 school year is open. To be considered for financial assistance, you must complete an annual application with FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. Please contact Mrs. Keras, Student Accounts Coordinator, at 508-862-6336 x 400 or mkeras@jpiihyannis.org for more information or assistance.

Please click here for more information and how to apply for assistance for the High School Division.

 

Science Fair
The annual St. John Paul II School High School Science Fair will be held next Wednesday, February 8, from 5-7:00 P.M. in the cafeteria. Friends and families are welcome to attend and learn about the research many science students have been conducting since the fall. Top projects will be eligible to compete at the regional level in March. Participating students should be set up by 4:30 P.M.; liturgy dress is required. 

Guidance Workshop on Standardized Testing, February 8, 7:00 P.M. (virtual)

Junior parents and students

1 Comparison of the SATs to the ACTs

  1. Test dates, registration deadlines, and test locations
  2. Discussion of testing in the college process

Schools on Wheels/NHS
The National Honor Society is collecting school supplies and backpacks to support School on Wheels, an organization that supports Massachusetts students experiencing homelessness. Please consider donating new or gently used backpacks. 

Christian Service Opportunity for students in Grades 9 & 10

On February 9, there will be a Christian service opportunity during X1 and X2 to write letters and cards of encouragement to our service members overseas. Sign-up is in the main office.   We ask that students bring in toothpaste, toothbrushes, or new Tupperware to include with the cards.

Winter Dance, February 10, 7:00 – 10:00 P,M., JPII Cafeteria
Tickets will be on sale this week for the Winter Dance. This is for JPII High School Students only.  

Sophomore Retreat, Friday, February 10, at Christ the King Parish in Mashpee  

Please return your permission slip to your theology teacher. 

Save the Date!  Concert Choir Performance
All are invited to the Twelfth Annual Tour Kickoff Concert on February 15 at 6:30 P.M. in the auditorium.

High School Athletics

Athletics Calendar and links

Yearbooks

Yearbooks for the High School Division are available to order.  Please click here to order your Yearbook.  Seniors do not need to order a Yearbook.

Christian Service Leadership Opportunities 

There are many local groups and organizations that benefit from JPII students’ commitment to Christian service. We are looking for adults that would like to lead a group of JPII students in a service project. Please contact Mr. Lynch at (508 862 6336) or (alynch@jpiihyannis.org ).

All volunteers must complete a CORI Code of Conduct and complete the Safe Environment Training.

YES! Retreat for High School Students

The YES! Retreat is a three-day weekend retreat experience that provides high school youth an opportunity to encounter God through the sacraments, testimony, fellowship, and a closer examination of self and relationships with others.

The next YES! Retreat will take place March 17-19, 2023 at the LaSallete Retreat Center in Attleboro. The all-inclusive cost is $220 per person. Those registering by Jan 31st can use Coupon Code: EARLYYES23 to secure early-bird pricing of $190 per person. For flyer, click here

Lunch Volunteers Needed!
Please click here to volunteer.

THIS WEEK

Wednesday, February 8

Science Fair, 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Guidance Workshop – details above

Thursday, February 9

Virtual Preview Night, Preparatory Division 6:00 P.M., High School Division 7:00 P.M.

Friday, February 10

Sophomore Retreat, Christ the King Parish, Mashpee

Winter Dance, 7:00 – 10:00 P.M.

LOOKING AHEAD

Thursday, February 15

Concert Choir Tour Kickoff Concert, 6:30 P.M., auditorium

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