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Law enforcement’s security briefing with SJPII yielded the following details with regard to area traffic flow during the U.S. Women’s Open. Eight thousand spectators per day may attend in the earlier portion of the week, with up to 15,000 per day beginning June 2. General parking for the event will be at/near Sandhills Community College, with shuttle buses transporting people to the course. However, parking for media, event officials, volunteers, and public safety joint operations will be closer to our campus. Please familiarize yourself with the latest information below.
- Residents may expect local area road closures to take place from May 30 through June 5.
- Hwy 22 (Central Dr.) will be closed from Midland Rd. to Pee Dee Rd.
- Expect access to the closed portion of Hwy 22 to be for residents and their guests only, by official permit.
- Expect Fairway Dr. to be closed.
- Commuters will be able to make a left onto Oak Dr. from the nearby intersection of Pee Dee Rd. and Hwy 22, but Oak Dr. is also expected to have a police checkpoint that may cause a delay.
- Midland Rd., Pee Dee Rd., Aiken Rd., and Camp Easter Rd. are expected to remain open.
- There will be multiple law enforcement officers positioned at traffic checkpoints around the Pine Needles Golf Course area.
This just in! Are you 18 or older? Are you interested in an eight-hour shift as a volunteer for the U.S. Women’s Open? The event hosts will provide food for volunteers and they will have access to The Open during the day on which they volunteer. FVCHS has graciously offered to donate to our Athletic Department a percentage of the monies earned, based on volunteer shifts covered. There are 110 shifts. If SJPII volunteers cover 11 shifts, the donation would be 10% (11/110 = 10%). Go to the U.S. Open Tournament Concessions SignUpGenius page to sign up for a shift and put "JP2" by your name.
Our prayers are with Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas. Rest assured that we have checked the security of doors, windows, and locks on all SJPII buildings and they are secure. All teachers have recently reviewed emergency procedures. The safety and security of our school are paramount. Please continue to always check in with the office upon arrival to our campus during school hours.
Please join us for the final uniform sale of the school year. The “Fill A Bag” sale will take place on June 2, 2022, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in our activity center. For $20.00, fill a bag with as many uniform items as the bag can hold. We will also accept donations of clean, gently used uniforms that you may turn in for credit towards purchases made that day. Contact Erin Wallace with any questions.
On Friday, June 3, 2022, this year’s rising eighth grade will host a Dress Down Day for all grades on our final day of school. They believe it is a wonderful opportunity to end this school year with a little bit of fun. Your student may participate by donating now toward next year’s eighth-grade legacy fund. Drop off cash or checks made out to St. John Paul II in the office further marked with “2023 Legacy” and your student’s name. Refer to pages 27, 28, and particularly 29 of your SJPII Family Handbook for approved Dress Down Day attire.
On August 8 and 9, 2022, rising fourth through eighth graders interested in choir for 2022–2023 have the opportunity to experience the winsome melodies, the elegant rhythms, and the charismatic, yet delicate beauties there are to discover as they find their voice. See the attached flyer and registration form for Eagle Choir Boot Camp, a new launchpad for the basics of musicality and music theory to help gift to your youngster a year of devotions raised as heavenly song. Please complete and return the registration form by June 3, 2022.
LEGO Robotics will still meet on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, and on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. They will not meet on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Please mark your calendars accordingly.
When the school releases children to parents in the afternoon, we are handing supervision responsibilities back to those parents. We are concerned for the safety of the unsupervised children playing and/or misbehaving here on campus immediately following this release. Please keep careful watch over your children and their behavior at this critical point in the school day. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Starting on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, parent alert text messages will originate from 31-706 pursuant to a change on our provider’s end. Please add this number, with and without hyphen, to your saved contacts so that time-sensitive and emergency communications from our school are not received by your phone as spam or as unknown numbers.
Yearbooks will be here soon. Order your copy online. Act fast, quantities are limited.
The week of July 18, 2022, a camp aimed toward upper elementary and lower middle school boys will take place at St. John Paul II in Southern Pines. It is open to all rising fourth grade through sixth grade boys. The camp will be focused on Christ and will begin and end each day with prayer. There will also be many team-building and athletic opportunities. Throughout the week, the campers will have competitions, games, and an obstacle course. The majority of the day will be outside and the campers are asked to leave all electronics at home so the boys will learn to build camaraderie without distractions.
As of Tuesday, February 22, 2022, the St. John Paul II Catholic School student and teacher mask policy has changed. The wearing of masks in school will now be optional until further notice. If you are a parent who wishes for your child to continue wearing a mask, please both impress this upon your child personally, and additionally, contact your child’s teacher so that s/he may help honor your wishes in the classroom.
As Christians, we are people of “good news”, a phrase that translates literally to the word gospel. The good news is part of our academic and spiritual education. It defines the purpose of our work at St. John Paul II. Our prayer is that we maintain our excellent academic record while striving to lay the framework for solid Christian values.
After tuition income, the Annual Fund is St. John Paul II Catholic School's primary vehicle for supporting educational programs, enhancing technology, and providing tuition assistance. The Annual Fund also allows for staff development, which directly benefits our students. Today, we ask you to consider a gift or a pledge to the Annual Fund so that we may continue to live up to our mission. To donate, please visit our Annual Fund website or view our Annual Fund flyer for more information.
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