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There is NO After Care Program available this week. Mrs. Zimmerman has tested positive for COVID-19. All students must be picked up in carline after school. 

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2021-22 Parent/Student Handbook

Dear Liz:

One aspect of our school and parish that I marveled at when I arrived on the scene two years ago was the great importance that was placed on holy days of obligation.  This was especially true with the approach to the Feast of All Saints.  At a time when secular celebrations around Halloween often overshadow the significance of the feast days of All Saints, Prince of Peace embraces the importance of this day, which is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven.  Our most important objective as a school is to help all of our students get to heaven.  This feast day serves as an inspiration to seek first His kingdom, and to lean on the support of all the saints in heaven to lead us.

To that end, we have a weeklong saintly celebration to bring the message home to our students and families.

We have a wonderful "All Saints Week" planned:

Monday:  All Saints Day School Mass- 8.30a (don't forget Mass uniforms!)

Tuesday:  Movie Day-  Religious themed movie with popcorn in classrooms

Wednesday:  Holy Rosary recitation around the playground statue of Mary: Middle School: 8.30-8.50a; 3rd-5th: 9-9.20a; K4-2nd: 9:30-9:50

Thursday: Seed Paper activity in classrooms (students will put together personal prayers on seed paper that they can take home and plant).

Friday:  All Saints Parties in classrooms; 2.15p Parade of Saints around campus leading to the PAC; Litany of Saints Prayer Service in the PAC following the parade.

Steve Cunningham, Principal
⭐ Our 2021-22 Academic Calendar is posted in FACTS Resource Documents. Note that it is tentative/subject to change! *updated 5 August 2021

👕 Looking for POP items to wear? Here's our Spirit Wear Shop. 

☕ POP Logo mugs, pint glasses, magnets and more are sold here.

🆘 Parents are expected to complete 20 volunteer hours/year. Submit completed hours here. New to volunteering? Make sure you have completed the Safe Haven Online Training & turned in your Background Check. If you would like to drive on a field trip, you will need to complete the MVR Form. There is an option to payout hours in a donation of $10/hr.
📅 Calendar Highlights (updates in FACTS SIS)
  • Mon, 1 Nov: 8.30a School Mass (dress uniforms)
  • Tues, 2 Nov: Religious-themed Movie Day; 8.30a CIC Meeting
  • Wed, 3 Nov: Holy Rosary Recitation (8.30a Middle School; 9a 3rd-5th grade, 9.30a K4-2nd)
  • Fri, 5 Nov: 2.15p Saints Parade with Litany of Saints Prayer Service in PAC; 2.45p Parent & MS Rosary at Blessed Mother outside Croghan Hall (pray a decade or stay for the whole rosary) *weather permitting; 3.15-3.45p Battle of the Books
  • Sat, 6 Nov: 9a-2p Prince of Peace Craft & Gift Show (PAC)
🔭 Looking Ahead
  • 8 November: 8th grade dress down day
  • 12 November: TAG Day benefitting Harvest Hope
  • 23 November: 12p Dismissal (Thanksgiving Break; aftercare available)
  • 24-26 November: No School (Thanksgiving Break)
  • 6 December: St Nicholas 
  • 7 December: 8th grade dress down day
  • 8 December: Immaculate Conception
  • 9 December: Christmas Program 1st-8th grades
  • 10 December: TAG Day
  • 17 December: 12p Dismissal (Christmas Break; NO aftercare)
  • 20 December-2 January: No School (Christmas Break)
  • Here is the parish's All Saints' Day Mass Schedule for Monday and All Souls' Day Mass Schedule on Tuesday. Livestreaming will be at 7p on both days.
  • Your child's artwork could be selected for the cover of the 2021-22 Yearbook! Entries are due by 1 November. Learn more about the details here and/or chat with Ms Alber. 
It's the Solemnity of All Saints on 1 November! Our Catholic Identity Committee has these fun ideas to celebrate the liturgical life of the church in your home. 

Congratulations to our Scholastic Book Fair prize winners! Thank you, parents, for your tremendous support! POPCS raised over $4,700.

Join your POP family for our annual  Pre-Advent celebration! On 20 November join us for a potluck and Advent wreath-making. We will begin dinner AFTER MASS Saturday evening in the PAC. We will decorate advent wreaths and have craft stations for the children. Bring a dish to share with your parish family. Cookies and hot chocolate will be provided! Pre-Ordered supplies are limited. RSVP at this link until 14 November 2021 (you can order candles or other Advent items and not attend the event). Payment will be taken at the event with checks made out to Prince of Peace Catholic Church or can be dropped off to Maria Barontini prior to the event.  

Room Moms welcomed Dana VanderWood serving as K5 Instructional Aide!
6th graders are learning about the teachings of ancient Greek philosophers in History class.  They are learning about the development of the Socratic method, and how Socrates applied that teaching in his approach as a philosopher.
K4 learned about the pumpkin lifecycle today (and learned that the pulp inside the pumpkins is yucky)!
Congratulations to 1st Quarter's Kiwanis International's TERRIFIC Kids! “Terrific” is an acronym for Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable.
The Edwards family hosted the Traveling Holy Family Statue this week!
They understood the assignment! Liz Burgdorf, Allison Winebarger and Lauren Ludolph were excited to be triples at school - totally unplanned!
7th grade completed their cell analogy project! It required a real-life place or object in place of a cell that describes how the place's or object's components are like those of a cell.
Funds raised from POPtoberfest paid for a new warmer for the lunch room!
It was spooktacular to host parents with their children for a special Halloween-themed lunch!
6th grade students taught a review lesson to their class peers! 
Congratulations to our Soccer Teams on a great season! A big thank you to the coaches who volunteer their time and leadership.
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