• Annual Christmas Raffle back online!

    Our popular Christmas raffle is back online again this year. We had such a wonderful response to last year’s online version, we’re doing it again! Our online raffle opens on November 22 at 9 a.m. and closes on December 17 at 8 a.m. Most tickets are $1 each, with four...

  • Cooking As Therapy

    Follow Up from Mrs. Berkhammer: As we enter month two of the lunch program, I was thinking a little bit about JPII this time last year. What a difference a year’s time can make. We have definitely made progress! We have evolved and made huge strides in the right direction. ...

  • Lunch Program Returns to JPII

    Exciting News from Mrs. Berkhammer: This year has been trying to say the least. Let us start by saying that since the start of this pandemic, we have always tried to find the positive in the mess of the past year. Some days are better than others. Just like everyone...

  • Today’s Gift Creates Lasting Legacy

    Teacher Excellence Endowment Fund Planned gifts are very personal. They come from the heart and provide donors with the opportunity to create their lasting legacy. While these gifts are often made as bequests, it is possible to provide a planned gift today so you can see its immediate impact. At...

  • Giving JP Tuesday

    “Exercise has a clear physical effect on our body; making us stronger, positively changing our health, and combating underlying health conditions” – Tara Simmons Help Us Improve Physical Health And Relieve Stress Through Adaptive Physical Education Program So many things have changed as a result of the COVID pandemic.  For...

  • Molli’s Story

    “We’ve never had anyone care for Molli the way that your staff does,” – Kellie G Before coming to John Paul II Center for Special Learning (JPII), Molli had a difficult time in school. Simply getting her on and off the bus became a challenge because she didn’t feel comfortable...

  • We Can Make This Work

    Tonight I dropped a Chromebook off at Orlando’s house. The Chromebook was all set up, connected and ready to go. I did all this leg work so Orlando would have a smooth transition. I did this so he could be ready for the first day of school. His family chose...

  • You’ve got questions; We’ve got answers.

    Dress code This year’s event will be held outside, which means cocktail attire is not required. Instead, we are asking our guests to wear “Dressy Casual” attire. We recognize that we will be outside at a ballpark, so we encourage you to dress in your outdoor summer finest. Please refrain...

  • Mary’s Garden Grows On

    Tucked in-between JPII’s school and adult wings is a beautiful garden, tended with love and great care by a dedicated group of volunteers. “It’s not just gardening when the other volunteers and I come to plant, weed and water – it’s a gathering of friends,” shares Priscilla P., the growing...

  • Mary Maher, Peggy’s Legacy of Faith Honoree

    As we were poised to celebrate our 10th Legacy Gala, we wanted to honor the memory of the late Peggy Horrigan through the inaugural Peggy’s Legacy of Faith Award. JPII always held a special place in her heart and this recognition is given to an individual who shares her deep...