StJP Principal Newsletter

April 8, 2016

Since StJP's inception, we have been preparing to be accredited through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. After 3 years of preparation, our visit will occur during the week of April 18th. This has been a very long process that requires an incredible amount of work. The review team will be visiting both campuses and all classrooms. They will not disrupt the classrooms when they visit, but will sit in them for about 10 minutes to observe. They will be requesting to interview various stakeholder's (Board, faculty, parents and students) during their visit. Teachers have been talking about this with their students, but please feel free to also discuss it with your children. This is a very exciting time for StJP!

We could use your help by participating in a little extra sprucing up of our school and campus this week. Please visit the link below to view and sign-up for dates and times. Thank you in advance!!/showSignUp/20f0b48a5ab28aa8-weneed

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April Calendar

Monday April 11: Uniform Swap Chapel House 5:00PM

Wednesday April 13: Open Meeting will be held by the Home & School board in the St.Joseph the Worker Room

Thursday April 14: 7th Grade High School Visitation Day

Friday April 15: BINGO at LIttle Joe's/ Re-enrollment fee will be debited via FACTS ($50.00 one child or $100 per family)

Monday April 18: 12:00 PM Dismissal Prepare for Middle States Accreditation Visit

Tuesday April 19: 12:00 PM Dismissal Final Preparations for Middle States Accreditation

Wednesday April 20: Middle States Team will visit both campuses throughout the day/ School Prayer Service 9:00 AM in St. Luke's church (all are welcome)

Thursday April 21: Middle States Team will visit both campuses throughout the day

Friday April 22: Purple/Blue/Red or White TAG Day Bring in $1.00 to support The Breathing Room/12:00 PM Dismissal/Middle States delivers their report to the school faculty

Tuesday April 26: Kindergarten Field Trip

Thursday April 28: 7th Grade Field Trip

Friday April 29: K-3 Grandparent BINGO/ 4th and 5th Grade Field Trip

Monday May 2: Spring Uniforms may be worn starting this day!

Beauty and the Beast

Tickets for Beauty and the Beast are on Sale Now

The order form will be available on our school website Monday April 11, 2016

After School Science Explorers Register using the links below

Grades 2-5 Begins April 20!

Grades K-1 Begins April 26!

Home and School

Spring Clothing Drive is a fundraiser that does not cost anything and will benefit the school and your entire family. The clothing drive will take place Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th. We are collecting used clothing, linens, shoes, belts, handbags, stuffed animals and hard toys. All items must be in tightly tied plastic bags. There will be two convenient drop off locations: StJP school gym and Immaculate Conception Church. Items will be accepted after all Masses on Saturday and Sunday. If you have questions, please contact Mary Ellen Ginty at

Uniform Swap will take place on Monday, April 11th at 5 PM at the Chapel House.

Open Meeting will be held by the Home & School board on Wednesday, April 13th in the St.Joseph the Worker Room at 7:00 PM. We are looking for new members that would like to share great ideas for our school. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities. Check out our page on the school website.

Thanks again for helping make this years Penny Party a success. We had so many volunteers that we could not possibly name everyone! We are still counting the pennies and hope to have the final results soon!

Thanks for your support!

The Home and School Board

StJP Summer Camp

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Community Events

Abington Library

Yoga for Teens

Wednesday, April 13, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Ages 12-18

Feel the zen!
Learn some traditional yoga poses and relaxation techniques to help you de-stress from exams. This free class is taught by a certified instructor from The Twisted Monkey yoga studio. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or large towel. Limited yoga mats will be available.

Register at the Information Desk (215-885-5180 x13)or online.

Connect over Code

Saturday, April 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For 9th to 12th grade girls

This mini-conference is for high school girls who want to expand their knowledge of coding and connect with other girls who share their interests. There are two workshop levels:beginner & intermediate. Software engineer, Sarah Gray will share her experience working in the tech industry. Snacks & lunch will be provided. Please bring your own laptop if you can (limited laptops available at the library).

Registration is limited!

Enroll at the Information Desk
(215-885-5180 x13)
or online here.

Lindsay Cummings

Young Adult Reference Librarian

Abington Free Library
1030 Old York Rd
Abington, PA 19001
215-885-5180 x13

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