StJP Principal Newsletter

September 11, 2015

First Week of School Complete!

The students and staff of StJP had an excellent first week of school. We are thankful that the temperatures dropped today and that our school was a little cooler. Tonight we have our "BACK TO SCHOOL BASH" and we hope to see you all then. Come have some fun, dunk a few teachers in the dunk tank......including Mrs. Perry!

StJP Preschool

Today was the first day of school for "Little Joes." Mrs. Perry visited the school, had a very nice time meeting all the students, and even some parents. We hope you have a great year!

We are looking to fill an afternoon CARES position for the preschool. The hours are 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM Monday through Friday. If you know anybody interested please have them email:

Upcoming Events:

Monday September 14th: Morning Coffee on the porch at St. Luke's Rectory

Wednesday September 16th: Back to School Night (Info below)


Kindergarten students came to school today to visit their classrooms! It was wonderful to meet you and your parents! Monday September 14th will be their first full day of school! Good Luck!

Home and School Information

Hot lunch order forms will be going home next week - they will be in the yellow envelopes (that used to be called the family envelope) that will now be used for HOT LUNCHES ONLY! If the parents could fill out the form and return it to school in the envelope with their payment. We are hoping this will avoid some of the hot lunch order confusion.

On Monday September 14th the Kid Stuff books will be going home - there is no obligation to purchase the book if you are choosing not to buy it, please just return it to school.

Wednesday September 16, 2015 Home and School will be in the back of the church at tables during Back to School Night. Please stop by to confirm your contact information, get a copy of the StJP Handbook, a gift from Home and School, and to sign up for volunteer opportunities this year.

From the Development Office

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Support StJP's Annual Fund and the Legacy Event on Oct. 23rd celebrating our Past & Future!

All are welcome to enjoy an evening where we honor our Legacy Alumni, remembering the past and celebrating the future of StJP.

Donations to the annual fund provide essential unrestricted support for operating costs related to classroom material, equipment, facility maintenance, technology advancements, staff development and financial aid. As a collective group, with a commitment to excellence at StJP, we are able to make a larger difference than just as one. When you receive you Annual Fund letter in early October show your support of StJP and as a StJP community. Stand as ONE and give. 100%participation to the fund is our goal.

Student Activities

Fall Art Workshop classes begin the week of September 21st. Registration is open for classes on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday at the Jenkintown campus after school. Information can be found on our school website, on the extracurricular page. Sections are limited to 10 students and are open to students in grades 4 and up.

Attention Art Workshop and Creative Expression students from 2014-15! We will be displaying work in the Jenkintown Festival of Fine Arts on Sunday, September 20th. You are welcome to submit up to 4 pieces of your work. Mrs. Cipolla will be at the Jenkintown campus on Saturday, September 12th from 9:00 AM-10:30 AM to collect the work. Look for an email reminder!

Calling all reporters and editors!!! The first Daily Protector meeting will be at lunchtime on Wednesday, September 16th. We need anyone in grades 5-8 interested in writing or taking pictures for our news blog. At this meeting, assignments will be given, and editors elected. We hope to meet in Room 205, if the lunch tables are in place. Bring your lunch and your ideas!! Stay tuned for details.

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for some volunteers for the library. The link to the library website page is below. There is a google form there that they can fill out regarding availability.

We are also in need of volunteers to help with our lunch program. If you can spare an hour a day, a week, a month, or even one hour this year, please email Mary Beth McDade at .

We will need updated clearances for anybody that volunteers, but the state is waiving the fees this year for school volunteers!