StJP Principal Newsletter

December 4, 2015

Student Highlights

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Congratulations Ethan Lafond & Siobhan Loughney

Ethan Lafond and Siobhan Loughney were named 2016 Neumann Scholars and awarded a four-year scholarship to the Diocesan high school of their choice today. Ms. Oonie Lynch, Mrs. Corr (from the Connelly Foundation) and Mrs. Perry, personally announced the award at an assembly for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students and teachers.

Approximately 900 students took this year’s Neumann Scholar test and StJP had 2 students place among the top of their graduating class and were awarded the scholarship.

To date since 2006, Immaculate Conception and St. Luke's have had 7 Neumann Scholars. We have had a Neumann Scholar 3 of the last 4 years during our time as StJP. Here is a list of our Neumann Scholars: 2006 Todd Stieritz; 2008 Scott Stieritz and Michael Newns; 2013 Michael Johnston; 2014 Emma Foley;2016 Ethan Lafond and Sioban Loughney. We have so many things to be proud of and grateful for here at StJP. Our community of parishes, parents, students, teachers, and staff are what makes all of this possible here!

Design a NED Button Entries

These are the names of the students whose artwork was chosen to enter the "Design a NED button contest" from Saint Joseph the Protector School.

John Weber Grade 2

Niamh Regan Grade 2

Ella Williams Grade 3

Gemma Trohoske Grade 3

Ivan Chen Grade 5

Peter McCormick Grade 5

Zach Matthews Grade 6

StJP Students working with Google Cardboard

Cardboard does this?

December Calendar

  • Monday December 7: Santa Secret Shop
  • Tuesday December 8: School Mass Feast of the Immaculate Conception and Student of the Month Awards 10:00 AM
  • Thursday December 10: Christmas Candlelight 7:00 PM in the Church, (students are to be dropped off in FFH at 6:30 PM)
  • Monday December 14: Band/Chorus Concert 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday December 16: Red/Green Tag Day/ Lunch With Santa
  • Wednesday December 23: Prayer Service 10:00 AM/ 12:00 PM dismissal
  • Thursday December 24- January 1: NO SCHOOL
  • Monday January 4: Classes Resume


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St. Nicholas

On Friday students were read the story about St. Nicholas and his feast day. Students put their shoes outside of their classrooms and St. Nicholas visited, leaving each student a special treat in their shoe at StJP Glenside Campus. We hope that he will visit our pre-school campus this coming week!

Breathing Room

Breathing Room Christmas Wish LIsts

Thank you to our families who have generously bought items for our Breathing Room families! If you still would like to sign-up, please see what is left on the lists below. Gifts should be sent in UNWRAPPED, but labeled with the name of the person receiving the gift! Save the date of Friday 12/11 @ 7 p.m for a Wine & Wrap night!

Helping Hands Reminders

•If you have signed up to participate in the Christmas Gift Giving Drive for our families, please note that all gifts are due into the classrooms by December 11th. Please do not wrap your gift, but attach the name of the recipient to the gift.

•Please consider joining us for a Wrap and Wine Party on Friday, December 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph Worker Room! We will provide the wrapping paper, tape, tags and wine, just bring a pair of scissors and your wrapping talents! Sign up via an email to Kate Stec Johnston at

This month’s Tag Day is December 16th! Bring a dollar and dress to impress Santa in your best RED or GREEN…or Both!

•After the prayer service on December 23rd, a speaker from the Breathing Room will address the children in church, thanking them and sharing stories of the impact their charitable efforts have had on the families. Join us if you can!

Home and School

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Lunch With Santa

The Saint Joseph the Protector children from Kindergarten, First, Second and Third Grades will be having Lunch with Santa on Wednesday December 16, 2015In Father Fitzpatrick Hall.

Please come and volunteer for this very festive day!

Please see sign up links below for volunteer opportunities!

This Christmas Shop with Script

Christmas Script

Purchase all your HOLIDAY GIFT CARDS at and

Earn Tuition Credits while you shop!!

MOM'S: •Spa Finders •Macy's •Sephora •Bath & Body Works

DAD'S: •Home Depot •Cabela's •Land's End •Dicks Sporting Goods

TEENS: •Aeropostale •Nike •ITunes •AMC or Regal Movies

TOYS & •Build A Bear •Disney •Toys R Us •Game Stop

GAMES • •Target • K-Mart •American Girl ``

STOCKING •$5 Starbucks •$10 Target •$10 Claires •$5 Barnes&Noble


Scrip orders are processed weekly on Tuesday @ 9:00am for delivery on Thursday afternoon.

The last date to order plastic gift cards before Christmas is Friday, 12/19 for pick up on Tuesday, 12/22. ( ScripNow™, Reload, and ReloadNow™ orders will process as usual.

Questions? Contact Lucy Debes @ or Mary Kate Guerin @

Student Activities

Girls on the Run Information

To the parents of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls:

Registration is open until December 11 for Girls on The Run at STJP.

Girls on The Run is a national program that has served over 1 million girls. The program at STJP will be headed by Mrs. Marie Ireland with coaching assistance from Mrs. Mary Santarelli, Mrs. Heidi Hector, Mrs. Katie Koch, and Mrs. Erin Burkholder.

No running experience needed! At Girls on The Run girls are inspired to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based program that creatively integrates running.

This is a 12 week program that will meet after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning in late February. Our culminating activity will be a 5K event in May with many other local GOTR groups.

Fee is $165 and includes a GOTR water bottle, a program and race t-shirt, entry into the season-end 5K, and an end of season celebration. Scholarship funds are available for families needing financial assistance.

Any questions? Contact Mrs. Marie Ireland:

Use the link below to register or for further information:

Winter Art Program

Winter Art Workshop classes are now registering. Classes start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7th, and are held at the Jenkintown campus from 3:30-5:00. StJP students board the Jenkintown bus on their AW day. The program is available for students in grades 4 and up. There are openings in the Monday and Friday sections. Click on the following link for the on-line registration and details about the program:

StJP Annual Fund

Annual Fund

Annual Fund $30,022.72

We have so much to be thankful for this holiday season here at StJP. Our amazing students, committed parents, talented faculty and caring community make our school the Place to Be.

Because of these wonderful partnerships students are able to learn, grow and excel. To those who have participated in our Annual Campaign thus far, I offer my heartfelt appreciation for your generosity and belief in our school. We are grateful for all contributions, regardless of amount, and invite you to join us in furthering our mission and vision for the future.

Other Great Stuff

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