This Week's Message: (10.2.22)

All School News

Fall Fest!, October 15, 4:30 – 7:00 P.M.

We are looking forward to a fun social event at Naukabout Brewery in Mashpee.  Thank you to our generous and growing list of sponsors!  This is a 21+ event. Tickets/Sponsorships

Grandparents Day & Special Friends Day, October 21

Grandparents & Special Friends are invited to join students, faculty, and staff on Friday, October 21, for a 9:00 A.M. reception followed by the celebration of the Holy Mass at 10:00 A.M. at St. Francis Xavier Church. We are honored to have Bishop Edgar da Cunha S.D.V. as the principal celebrant. Register your Grandparents & Special Friends!

Family Portal

Parents and guardians who have not yet set up a Family Portal account may do so by following the instructions on the website, which are available in English and Spanish.

Click here to access the Family Portal.

School Counseling Informed Consent Form 

St. Vincent’s Services is working with the Diocese of Fall River Catholic

schools to provide school adjustment counseling services.  The program is designed to help students improve classroom behavior, support academic progress, and assist with social and emotional issues. Every family is asked to review and complete the form.. For more information please contact Mrs. Kelley or Ms. Valentino.

School Store News

Letterman Jackets make a great gift! They are available to purchase through the school store.  Total cost including attachment of letter and embroidery of student name and school name is $225. Delivery time is approximately 6 weeks.  For more information please contact Mrs. Carpenter at

Photos Wanted!

We would love to have more pictures of our athletes in action to share on the website and social media. Please share photos in this folder or email them to


Lexington and Concord

The Class of 2024 will be traveling to Lexington and Concord on Wednesday.  Field trip uniforms with sneakers should be worn.  Please keep the class and their chaperones in your prayers for a safe trip.

8th Grade Retreat

The Class of 2023 will be traveling to Our Lady of Victory, Thursday, for their retreat. Field trip uniform with sneakers should be worn. 

Preparatory Division Athletics

Stay up to date with all JPII Athletics information by following us on Instagram and Twitter and signing up for text message updates via the remind app. Send a text to 81010, Message @jp2sports for High school updates, and @jp2prep for prep division updates

The Preparatory Division soccer schedule can be found here. The schedule is subject to change and will be updated with any changes.

Home and School Association

The Home and School Association can be contacted at

Meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month. The next meeting will be on October 4 at 6:30 P.M.
Join Zoom Meeting

Lunch and Aftercare Invoices
Invoices for September Lunch and Aftercare will be emailed, through the FACTS system, early this week.  Preferred payment is through your FACTS financial account. However, you may send payment (checks made out to St. John Paul II School) to the attention of Mrs. Keras, Student Accounts.  Please be sure to note your child’s name on the payment/envelope to ensure proper credit.  Please pay promptly. 

Lunch Volunteers Needed!

Please sign-up here.

Volunteers needed for set-up on October 20, after school for Grandparents & Special Friends Day

Please sign-up here.


Monday, October 3

5th and 8th Grade Buddy Lunch

Tuesday, October 4
No Study Hall

6:30 P.M. HSA Meeting (Zoom details above)

Wednesday, October 5
Grade 7 to Lexington and Concord

Thursday, October 6
Grade 8 Retreat


Monday, October 10

No School 

Tuesday, October 11

Assembly and Student Council Induction Ceremony, 9:00 A.M. St. Francis Xavier Church

Thursday, October 13

11:24 Dismissal, In-Person Parent Teacher Conferences, 2:00-6:00 P.M.


Spirit Week 

Spirit Week is finally here and the Student Council has a full roster of fun themes and events planned for each day this coming week.  Be sure to check your class’s Instagram page for important reminders on theme days and events.  Show your Lion Pride and let the most spirited class win!  Click here for the Spirit Week Calendar.

Homecoming Dance and Football Game
Student Council is hosting the Homecoming Dance on Friday, October 7 at  7:00 P.M. in the Prep Division gym.  Tickets will be sold during lunch, Monday through Thursday, and cost $10 per person (cash only).  If you plan on bringing a guest from another school, please be sure to get a guest form from the main office and have that filled out and returned by Thursday, October 7. You cannot buy a ticket for a guest without the completion of a guest form.  Hope to see you on the dance floor!

The Homecoming Football game is Saturday, October 8 at 12:00 P.M. at the Sandwich Pop Warner field.  Homecoming Court will be announced at halftime.  

Parent Teacher Conferences – Save the Date

Thursday, October 13 in person Parent-Teacher conferences from 2:00 – 6:00 P.M. Details to follow.

Guidance Department News

October 5-PSAT Preview

On Wednesday, October 5, the Guidance department will be presenting on the PSATs. This will be a session for parents and students reviewing expectations on test day, the different tests offered on SAT School Day, and the types of questions to expect. This is a virtual event beginning at 7:00 P.M.  Link to the meeting:

Financial Aid Nights offered by Jodi Conway

This information-packed webinar will cover the financial aid application process, including a discussion of the FAFSA and CSS Profile applications and tips to successfully guide you through the entire process. Click here to register to learn more and register.

ECHO Retreat

The ECHO (Encountering Christ in Others) Program has been an active ministry on Cape Cod for more than 50 years, offering unique and powerful weekend retreats to thousands of youth. For the first time since 2020, ECHO is once again offering retreat experiences for high school youth. They will begin with 4, 1-day retreats beginning in October then resume the traditional 3-day overnight retreats in March. 

For more info and to register click here:

Spanish Textbooks
Ms. Smith is working with the publisher to correct license code errors with the Spanish textbooks. If the textbook is not working and your student has not already done so, please fill out this Google Form so that Ms. Smith can contact the customer support team on your behalf:


Monday, October 3 – Friday, October 7, SPIRIT WEEK!

Wednesday, October 5

Guidance Session: PSAT Preview, 7:00 P.M.

Join with Google Meet

Friday, October 7

Homecoming Dance, 7:00 P.M. Monsignor Thomson Hall (gym)

Saturday, October 8

Homecoming Football Game, 12:00 P.M.

Looking Ahead

Monday, October 10

No School 

Tuesday, October 11

Curry College visit at lunch

Wednesday, October 12

PSAT/SAT School Day P.M.

Thursday, October 13

11:24 Dismissal, In-Person Parent Teacher Conferences, 2:00-6:00 P.M.

Saturday, October 15

Fall Fest ‘22, Naukabout Brewery, 4:30 P.M.

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