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2019-2020 Annual Report

2019-2020 ANNUAL REPORT

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Mission Statement

Saints Peter and Paul School is a Catholic community dedicated to academic excellence and the development of future leaders to be disciples of Christ with hearts to love and hands to serve.

We Believe • In educating the whole child: academically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally • In providing a safe environment where students are physically and emotionally comfortable exploring their faith and curriculum in their own individual way • Respect is the foundation of our school • Christ is present in our school through prayer and our daily routine • In guiding each individual student to reach their full potential • In challenging students to discover their core values and express them through their lives

Board of Limited Jurisdiction, 2020-2021 Joshua Benson Frank Burrell Priscilla Burt Veronica Chandler Paul Charlton Monsignor Angelo Citino

Mary Cunningham Gary Davis Joseph Devine, Chair David Dorsey Mark Drinker Richard Fonash

Rand Ginsburg Allison Hall Frank Hanna Dan McKinney Brian Meilinger Andrew Parsons

Michael Parsons Martin Roddy Cynthia Wein


Letter from the Board Dear Friends, I am happy to report that the Saints Peter and Paul School and community were successful in developing future leaders to be disciples of Christ while continuing to provide an institution of academic excellence. Saints Peter and Paul took another step in its journey with the hiring of our third principal in the 20-year history of our school. Veronica Chandler stood out in a field among her peers and has shown excellent leadership and vision during this difficult time. During the interview process, Veronica aptly described her philosophy on Catholic education by saying, “Catholic education provides every child of God an environment that focuses on a close relationship with God, community, excellence in education, and dedicated educators and administrators committed to the success of each individual student.” The pandemic has challenged our resolve as a community, but our school has persevered. Saints Peter and Paul opened its doors for the 2020-21 school year in September after a mandatory shut down by the state in March. Technology, cooperation, and strict adherence to CDC guidelines have allowed children to attend school in person and virtually. Our school has been featured on multiple news outlets for its determination and innovation to provide an in-person Catholic education. Some of our hardest work is ahead. The rapid deployment of resources and capital to achieve our goal of opening the school has put a strain on our projected budget. The Board of Limited Jurisdiction understands its fiduciary duty to the school, but recognizes we are all trustees of the school and developing students to become our future leaders. This unprecedented adversity will require financial and social awareness as we utilize tools to meet current and future challenges. One of the tools we will need to utilize are the funds generated by the Annual Fund.

We are asking that everyone participate in the Annual Fund to help get Saints Peter and Paul through this difficult period. This report contains the names of many people who are devoted to providing a Catholic school education to our students and community. It is through your generosity and vision for Catholic schools that we will continue to shape students with “Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve.”

Joseph F. Devine Chairman of the Board

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Sincerely,

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Mrs. Margaret Egan A Fond Farewell Don’t cry

because it’s over, smile

because it

happened.

- Dr. Seuss

Saints Peter and Paul School

How do you say good-bye to an outstanding principal, dedicated educator, loyal boss, and faithful friend?

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Beloved by students, parents and teachers alike, Mrs. Margaret Egan became principal in 2002 and concluded her journey with Saints Peter and Paul School in June 2020. Throughout, Saints Peter and Paul School was blessed by her vision, innovation, and dedication to excellence. During Mrs. Egan’s tenure, she led the school through the successful establishment of our award-winning Board of Limited Jurisdiction. She headed the effort for two Middle States Accreditations and the 2018 National Blue Ribbon designation. She personally received numerous awards including recognition as a Distinguished Catholic Educator and Distinguished Catholic Principal in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award at Gwynedd Mercy University, and the 2018 Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership by the U.S. Department of Education.


A true visionary, Mrs. Egan has positioned SSPP at the forefront of academic excellence through innovative strategies to enhance all students’ education. Under her direction, SSPP established the first elementary school TV Studio and student-run school store belonging to the West Chester Chamber of Commerce. She pushed for the latest technological tools, interactive smart boards, laptops, and iPads for even the youngest students. The school’s newest educational space, expanding technology proficiency and digital literacy, was named in her honor: the Margaret Egan Center for Innovation. SSPP also invited the school community to participate in a day of “Giving Thanks to Mrs. Egan” on May 29, 2020, raising nearly $18,000 for the Annual Fund, highlighting how beloved Mrs. Egan is to all. Mrs. Egan’s workday began with greeting each student who walked through the front doors. She valued meeting the needs of all learners and established an inhouse support system for at-risk, learning disabled, and gifted students. By understanding the students’ needs, she motivated and provided them with opportunities to grow socially, academically, and spiritually. Mrs. Egan worked hard to develop the culture of the school as she expanded the school motto “Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve” into the mission statement that the school recites today. She took the lead in developing the school’s profile of a graduate with the basic tenets of service to others, rigorous academics, and strong leadership all rooted in faith.

“...in my journey with the Lord, I can credit my time at SSPP with specifically fostering a spirit of reverence toward God...Thank you Mrs. Egan for fostering an environment at Saints Peter and Paul School where God can easily work through the faculty and students to shape hearts in His image through countless holy moments every day.” — Kevin Fein, Class of 2009

While these milestones mark an exceptional career and visible accomplishments, Mrs. Egan’s unique way of leading inspired all who had the privilege to interact with her. She has inspired a confident, secure, and motivated faculty and a sustainable culture of excellence that will ensure the success of Saints Peter and Paul School well into the future.

Thank you, Mrs. Egan, for your impact on the educational journey of more than 520 Saints Peter and Paul School graduates!

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No journey is without obstacles. Mrs. Egan experienced many challenges including declining enrollment and family tragedy. Her faith, sense of humor, collaborative nature, and open communication enabled her to handle all of these trials effectively while still maintaining the focus and direction that the school required.

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Letter from the Principal Dear Families and Friends of Saints Peter and Paul School, Oh, what a year! The September 2019-2020 school year started like any other. Teachers preparing in the summer for using the new Center for Innovation for STEM lessons. The faculty and staff getting recertified in CPR and First Aid. We were meeting and preparing for our Middle States Mid-Year Report. It was ordinary in so many ways. Then came March 13, 2020. All schools in the state of Pennsylvania were closed for what we thought would be a two-week period. By the end of March, a pandemic was declared worldwide and schools would be shut down through the end of the school year. The good news was that the infrastructure and programs were in place at Saints Peter and Paul School and the students could learn virtually without missing a school day. Things pretty much proceeded as normal as could be. This all could not have been possible without the years of support to the Annual Fund to make SSPP technologically ready for digital learning. Teachers, students, and parents worked tirelessly to adjust to distance learning. It was different and not easy, but this community pulled it off. Your generosity through the Annual Fund impacted our students and faculty in so many ways, including teacher enrichment, technology upgrades, and helping cover operating expenses. The continued success of our school and our ability to provide a quality education to our students is directly linked to the success of the Annual Fund. This is not what I envisioned as my last year as principal of Saints Peter and Paul School, but what a life lesson for all of us. It is always God’s plan, not ours.

“I command you: be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God, is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 Thank you again for your generous support of Saints Peter and Paul School’s Annual Fund. You will remain in my prayers forever!

Saints Peter and Paul School

Sincerely,

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Margaret Egan Principal


Class of 2020: Stronger Together through COVID When school was dismissed on March 13th, the Class of 2020 had no idea how much was going to change for them. As the days passed into weeks and the weeks into months, it became clear that the traditions of previous graduating classes were not meant to be for them. There would be no lead roles in the spring play, no service/leadership opportunity at the Volunteer Breakfast, no class trip to NYC, and no graduation dance. All agreed that something must be done to make this 8th grade class feel special, and Saints Peter and Paul School administration and parents rose to the occasion. From the hand delivered yard signs and daily personalized Facebook and Instagram shout outs to the customized class photo and parishwide congratulatory drive by celebrating the class of 2020, the school strove to honor the Class of

2020 and make the best of a most unfortunate situation. The Class of 2020 responded with an extraordinary example of service and leadership with their selfless donation of over $3,000 to the school. The funds that would normally have been spent on celebratory parties for the class were instead given to the school for the purchase of much needed COVID-related updates. This donation would ensure safety for both staff and students until the pandemic could be brought under control. This tremendous gift from the Class of 2020 truly embodies our school’s motto of “hearts to love and hands to serve”. The 38 students of the Class of 2020 were eventually able to celebrate their graduation with social distancing and custom-made masks on June 24th.

Katia Daly received the top academic award for the highest general average. Delaney Hendrickson achieved the 2nd highest general average followed by Isabella Iannelli (3rd highest) and Yvonne Wagner (4th). The Class of 2020 (our 14th graduating class) was awarded $168,000 in scholarship money for high school. Congratulations to all of you; we are so proud of you for so many reasons!

Alumni Data

Academy of Notre Dame de Namur Archbishop John Carroll Achievement House Cyber Charter School Archmere Academy Bishop Shanahan Cardinal O’Hara Central Catholic(Pittsburgh) Country Day School of the Sacred Heart Devon Preparatory Downingtown East & West Episcopal Academy Great Valley High School

alumni news

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La Salle College High School 1 Malvern Preparatory School 25 Merion Mercy Academy 1 Ocean City High School 1 Padua Academy 1 Saint Joseph’s Preparatory 2 Salesianum 26 Villa Maria Academy 61 West Chester East 62 West Chester Henderson 35 West Chester Rustin 1

ALUMNI: WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Send us your current home and email addresses and updated news to: advancement@sspeterandpaulrc.org (Alumni under age 18, please send only with parent’s permission).

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Saints Peter and Paul School has graduated 523 students since its first graduating class in 2007. Our graduates are well prepared to matriculate to private and public schools throughout the area.

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Gifts for Tuition Assistance

PA Tax Credit Donors

Saints Peter and Paul School is committed to providing an affordable Catholic education for all parents who desire one for their children. The school is blessed to receive tuition assistance monies through direct donations to the Saints Peter and Paul Scholarship Fund and through the Pennsylvania Tax Credit (EITC) Program. Please consider joining this list of generous donors who give the gift of a Catholic education to our school families.

These corporations, foundations and individuals have redirected their PA State tax dollars to Saints Peter and Paul School through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. This program offers a convenient way for participants to make a tax-free contribution that is used for tuition assistance to qualified students in need. Saints Peter and Paul School received more than $153,000 for the 2019-2020 academic year enabling us to help 56 students from 35 families.

SCHOLARSHIP FUND DONORS

BUSINESS DONORS

The Scholarship Fund received gifts totaling $34,500. Scholarship funds were distributed this year to 35 students within 18 families.

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>$25,000 The Theodore and Judith Sikorski Foundation >$4,000 Mr. Raymond Meehan $100-$250 David and Carol Bove Shawn and Jennifer Kindt

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ASD – Answering Service for Directors BLOCS (Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools) DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home DNB First First Resource Bank Foundation for Catholic Education The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce Henkels Foundation J. P. Mascaro & Sons Media One Products

INDIVIDUAL DONORS

Kevin and Linda Czachor P’14, ’17, ’21 Frank and Beth Farnesi P’26, ’28 Kevin and Mackenzie Hendrickson P’18, ’20 Thomas and Jovy Mehler Elliot and Melissa Parsons P’22, ’25 Kevin and Barbara Quinn Duke and Kimberly Schneider P’07, ’10


Financial Highlights Saints Peter and Paul School’s operating budget reflects our priority of excellence in our academic programs, technology and infrastructure. The tuition charged to school families covers only 63% of the full cost of a Saints Peter and Paul education. Consequently, the school relies on Saints Peter and Paul Parish and individual donors for financial support to keep an outstanding Catholic education affordable for families. The 2019-2020 Annual Fund raised $156,014 for the school’s operating expenses. The Pennsylvania Tax Credit Program (EITC) and our Scholarship Fund gave financial support to individual families in need of tuition assistance. The Monsignor Foley Golf Outing provided funds for faculty programs. Donations to all development activities totaled $382,200 or 16% of revenue.

REVENUE

2019-20

2018-19

$1,544,887.50

$1,447,325.00

Parish Support

$420,000.00

$420,000.00

Annual Fund/Fundraisers

$183,542.00

$209,130.00

EITC & Scholarships

$198,658.50

$189,622.00

$2,347,088.00

$2,266,077.00

EXPENSES 2019-20

2018-19

Tuition and Fees

Total Revenue

Academic Program Physical Plant Facilities Reserve Margaret Egan Center for Innovation Total Expenses Excess Cash Flow

$1,899,006.00

$1,943,579.00

$258,812.00

$252,460.00

$49,236.00

$40,000.00

$118,000.00 $2,325,054.00

$2,236,039.00

$22,034.00

$30,038.00

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Miscellaneous Income represents income from the CARES program, student fees, cafeteria services, and other smaller items. An operating surplus was realized due to strong enrollment numbers exceeding the original estimate. This surplus permitted a transferring of $49,236 to the Facilities Reserve.

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Annual Fund Saints Peter and Paul School Saints Peter and Paul School is sincerely grateful to the 274 Saints Peter and Paul School

donors who supported the 2019-2020 Annual Fund. This year’s

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fund recorded more than $156,000 in gifts to support the mission of the school. We are grateful to our leadership level constituents who contributed $128,500 or 82% of the Annual Fund total. The parishioners of Saints Peter and Paul Parish and parents of our school comprised two-thirds of all donors.


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Kevin and Linda Czachor Martin and Barbara Czachor Jim and Joanne Dearlove William and Christine Maguire

SAINTS CIRCLE $5,000-$9,999 Frank and Kate Hanna Joseph and Maria Milani

FOUNDERS CIRCLE $3,500-$4,999 David and Carol Bove

2001 CIRCLE $2,001-$3,499 Jonathan and Misi Albert Joe and Judy Binder Greg and Veronica Chandler

Paul and Megan Charlton Tom and Denise Czarzasty Joseph and Megan Devine Richard Dixon David Dorsey Robert and Barbara Downing Paul and Donna Frick Healey Education Foundation Jack and Yvonne Wagner

THE CRUSADER CIRCLE $1,000-$2,000 Priscilla Burt Daniel and Megan Carroll Jesse and Mary Cunningham Gary and Deborah Davis Andrew and Carla DiProspero Will and Christy Dorris John and Kathy Finnegan Richard and Sandra Fonash Philip and Joan Fredricks Dan and Jane Freney John and Issy Gallen Rand and Michelle Ginsburg

Marshall and Carla Krieman Thomas and Jennifer Lavin Sam and Sally Lemheney Todd and Courtney Lofgren Dan and Maria McKinney Art and Janene Mullen John and Eileen Oakes Anna J. O’Neill Dan and Maureen Ostien John and Stephanie Palumbo Richard and Phyllis Panico Michael and Christine Parsons Robert and Marianne Plucienik Charles and Eleanor Porrini Andrew and Lauren Ranalli Mike and Tina Reinking Eric Savini ’10 Esther Shinn John and Patricia Sincavage The Frederick J. and Mary Ellen Smith Foundation Dana and Danielle Wilson

HEARTS TO LOVE $500-$999 Barbara Brown Diego and Linda Calderin Antoinette L. Daly Mary C. Donnelly Margaret Egan Scott and Erin Heinerichs Eileen Figueroa Eric and Kristen Lapinski Patrick and Tracie McGinn Stuart and Marlene Nathans Andrew and Kathleen Parsons Frank and Loretta Pawlowski Frank and Stacey Pedicone Jere and Diana Poole Daniel and Cheryl Selgrade Nicholas Spennato Matthew and Rachel Tomlin Ed and Nicole Walsh Vincent and Mary Walsh

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VISIONARY CIRCLE $10,000 AND ABOVE

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“We’re grateful to have found a school that matches a stellar education with individualized attention. We’ve seen so much social and academic growth, maturity, and deepening faith in both our children... and most importantly, we see how happy they are to be part of the SSPP community.” – Pete and Mandy Fridirici

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HANDS TO SERVE $100-$499

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Tom and Donna Aglira Barbara Atkins Sally Ann Austin Bill and Joanne Bamber Thomas and Michele Caldwell Nicholas and Patricia Carnevale Thomas and Jennifer Carroll Thomas and Maria Casalnova Dorothy Conner Margaret Covatta Quinn Cunningham ’23 Nick and Michele D’Alessandro Mark and Paula Dameika Lynn Dickson Francis and Sharon DiFonzo Michael and Laura Di Giovine Charles and Donna DiValerio Kathleen Dougherty William and Sharon Dunphy Merry P. Dziewit Daniel and Carleen Erhard Kevin Fein ’09 Michael and Shannon Feola David S. Ferri Frank and Eileen Fields Donald Florek Thomas and Maureen Fogerty The Foytack Family Pete and Mandy Fridirici George and Mary Anne Gannon David and Noreen Geibel Terry and Karla Gillin Karl and Theresa Grentz Michael and Elizabeth Griffin John and Mary Hegarty William and Mary Ann Henderson Kevin and Mackenzie Hendrickson Carl and Michele Hertzog Jack and Dianne Haley David and Lindsay Hutnick Jared and Leigh Ann Ingersoll Kris and Michelle Kaulback Tim and Trisia Kavka-Coogan John and Gerry Keefe Ed and Marlene Kelly John and Rosalie Kiely Eileen Kneafsey Thomas and Amy Kovell James and Patricia Kyle Ronald and Judy Lance

Karl Laping Elizabeth Laufer John and Maryellyn Maher Janice H. Mancuso Pasquale Manes Bernard and Mary Anne McCabe Matthew and Jessica McColgan Steve and Debbie McElroy Helene McGuinn Robert and Laura McLaughlin Sally Mroz Patricia K. Mullen Thomas and Ann Murray Jim and Kim Musick Mary C. Nolan Marie O’Connor Mr. & Mrs. Sean O’Donnell Anna O’Neill Jonathan and Meredith Pan Donald and Ethel Parsons Susan Pennacchia Doreen and Louis Pietrantonio Anthony and Linda Poletto Kennard and Veronica Porter Janice F. Potts Shirley L. Prilutski James and Pauline Prochowski Tom and Patti Rath William and Catherine Regan Michael Reinking Larry and Fran Robinson Martin and Mary Roddy Joseph and Mary Ryan The Salome Family William and Danielle Sante Rosemary Scerni John and Karen Seifried Juliann E. Senn James and Martha Short John and Tracey Simonelli Timothy and Regina Slamon Patricia Sloan Theodore and Kelly Smith Gail R. Sokoloski Dennis and Bonnie Spitz Joseph and Anne Marie Tatum James and Patricia Thomas Rita M. Trainer Thomas and Maria Trio Mike and Christine Van Wyk Erich and Jeanine Weichelt Cynthia Wein Tim and Kathy Weir

Bryan and Joanne Willcox Mary Ellen Williams Kimberly Wiltshire Frank R. Yanni

FRIENDS OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL SCHOOL $1-$99 Regan Barber Ken and Mary Pat Berman The Borders Family Jim and Jackie Bosler John and Margaret Brolly Erica Brosnan Carol Burke Neil and Heather Canavan James Capuzzi and Mary Frances McGarrity Michael Carey Rick Chan and Rachel Houseman Christopher and Julianne Clarke John and Elisabeth Clements Irene Czarnomski Anthony D’Alessandro Bella D’Alessandro ’17 Nicholas D’Alessandro ’20 Albert and Jeanne Denham Mary Devenney Joseph Devine ’20 Luke Devine ’20 The DiBernardino Family Maureen F. Doran Matthew Downing ’13 Roger and Claire Duquette Robert and Bernadette Dymowski Jeff and Lisa Ecret Steve and Mary Edgcumbe Regina Feeney David and Carolyn Gibboni Breanna Goldstein Julia Griffith Steven and Suzanne Grunza Dolores Harper Roseann Hartigan Roseanne M. Havird Garrett and Rachael Hogan Charles and Nancy Hutnick Brian and Marianne Imburgia Amy Jaross Kent and Kathleen Jensen Jack and Heidi Karakelian Anna Kates

James and Patricia Kennedy Brendan and Cathleen Kenny Mary Kramaric Amanda Levitan Katherine Littrell Addison Lofgren ’24 Matthew Lofgren ’21 Edward and Maureen Longshore Alexis Loomis Joan Lowthert Jayne S. Lytle Jeremy and Jacqueline Malicki Joan Marchetti Danyele Marsilio Norman and Shorai Maswela Thomas and Barbara McCarron John P. McElvenny Thomas and Edda McIntyre Richard McMahon Brian and Monica Meilinger Nicole Melasecca Brad and Danielle Modzelewski Barbara Mollure Marietta Moody Michael and Gretchen Nichter Michael Nolan Ann D. O’Neill Marie and John Patriarca Gwen Poole ’17 Wyatt Poole ’19 Carol A. Putiri Audrey Quigley Robert Reusche Ann P. Ricciuti Matthew and Shannon Schwab Patrick and Patty Sell Jeffrey and Maria Shallow Mary Shields and Alice Shields Marcel and Ghady Sleiman The Sleiman Family Frank and Helen Smith Edward Solarz Ronald and Nancy Thoman Nancy DiCamillo Thompson Jerome and Camille Thorne Julie Voelker Joseph and Patricia Whitlock The Wilmer Family Larry and Mary Wirth Maeve Wood ’23 Teagan Wood ’20 James and Kelly Zapata


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MATCHING GIFTS

GIFTS IN MEMORY

Saints Peter and Paul School is very grateful to our donors who make the effort to arrange for a matching gift along with their own contributions.

We are thankful to those who made a gift to Saints Peter and Paul School in memory of the family and friends listed here. These donations live on as a permanent mark of love and honor for those who are remembered. Stephanie Egan Braconnier Robert N. Brown Jack Dougherty Monsignor James Foley Nancy Heim Philip Kennedy Albert J. Mancuso John J. McGuinn Marge McMahon Salvatore and Mary Modesto Jesse B. Moody Tony Mullen Dolores Yanni

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Matching Gift Program Hershey Company Matching Gift Program The Vanguard Group Foundation

GIFTS IN HONOR We gratefully acknowledge gifts made in honor of those listed here. We are thankful to those who inspired these gifts and to those who so thoughtfully gave them. Mrs. Margaret Egan Cole, Reece, and Bridget Hanna Evelyn Oneal

The Annual Report for 2019-2020 recognizes gifts that were received between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. The Advancement Office has worked carefully preparing the names and proper categories for this Annual Report. In spite of our sincere efforts to avoid errors, mistakes do occasionally occur. If you were a donor between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, but your name was omitted or listed in the wrong category, we hope that you will forgive us and advise us of the mistake by calling the Advancement Office at 610.696.1000. Sincere apologies to Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Albert for omitting their generous contribution to the Margaret Egan Center for Innovation in May 2019.

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T O THE PANDEMIC V PI OF 2020 The pandemic of 2020 was perhaps the most challenging event that Saints Peter and Paul School has faced since opening its doors in 2001. There were so many questions and hurdles to address. How long will the shut-down last? How do we navigate the necessity of fundraising while maintaining compassion for those families who have been hardest hit by the pandemic? How do we create a sense of normalcy in our community for the students, faculty, and parents? In true Crusader fashion, the community of Saints Peter and Paul reacted quickly and creatively with ‘hearts to love and hands to serve’. Through the visionary leadership of Mrs. Egan and the Board of Limited Jurisdiction and their commitment to academic excellence, Saints Peter and Paul School was placed in a unique position to pivot quickly to distance learning at the beginning of the pandemic. While most public schools in the area struggled with this transition, seeing instruction lag times of several weeks, our students were learning online the very next school day. Chromebooks were distributed to those families who requested one, and the delivery of instruction from Pre K through 8th grade enabled our dedicated faculty to maintain a quality education throughout the remainder of the school year. In addition to being able to quickly respond to the changing educational environment, technology teacher Amanda Levitan utilized our school’s 3D printers and produced over 200 face shields for local healthcare providers. Alumni and current parents were points of contact for distribution to MainLine Healthcare, Chester County Hospital, A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, and local home healthcare providers. There was much debate about holding the scheduled Spring fundraiser due to the economic uncertainties. With enthusiastic assurances from the event’s volunteer committee, the Board of Limited Jurisdiction Development Committee agreed that a virtual fundraiser would be the best way to proceed. The school was blessed with overwhelming support from our families who readily embraced the event, and raised over $40,000 to enhance the school’s programs and infrastructure.

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Even with effective virtual learning and a successful fundraiser, it was still apparent that we needed to maintain a sense of connectedness with our entire school community. The isolation of sheltering in place had our students longing for the routines that they had grown to love. Faculty, staff, and families rallied to record our daily morning Wake Up Calls that were shared via email, Facebook, and Instagram. We enjoyed the third-grade presentations of Famous Americans through the same emails and social media posts. Daily birthday and 8th-grade celebratory shout outs on social media rounded out the creative commitment to building and maintaining community.

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Perhaps the pandemic pivot of our school can be best summed up by Mrs. Egan who stated: “It has been an extraordinary time since the state-mandated school closures. The fact that the Saints Peter and Paul community could pull off virtual learning without missing a school day and a successful, first-ever, virtual fundraiser while a pandemic was turning the world upside down is a testament to who we are! We are SSPP strong– a God-loving, faith-filled community who cares for all people.”


The 19th Annual Monsignor Foley Golf Outing We were blessed by good weather and the many parishioners, school parents, and friends who attended our annual golf outing at Penn Oaks Golf Club on September 16, 2019. The school students also participated with “hole-in-one” games (new this year) and their annual dress down to show their love for their teachers. The Saints Peter and Paul Teacher Enrichment Program is the beneficiary of the funds from the golf outing. This program provides our faculty with financial support for professional development, continuing education, and periodic bonuses throughout the school year.

THE 2019 OUTING RAISED

$30,150

DUE TO THE GENEROSITY OF OUR MANY SPONSORS, DONORS, GOLFERS, AND BENEFACTORS.

Thank you for your faithful support of The 19th Annual Monsignor Foley Golf Outing Platinum Sponsor ASD – Answering Service for Directors Gold Sponsor Energy Transfer LP Titanium Sponsors CCRES Educational & Behavioral Health Services CTDI LaDifference Salon & Day Spa Inc. Media One Products UGI Energy Services

Faculty Table Sponsor Steve and Kate Mullin Major Donors Megan and Paul Charlton Christy and Will Dorris

Bar Sponsor Andrew’s Lawn and Landscaping

Tee Sponsors Berkshire Hathaway – Dorsey Team Dave’s Automotive Repair Enterprise (DARE) Deerfield Agency DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home Flynn & O’Hara Uniforms Richard A. Wendig Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning The Kaulback Family

Driving Range Sponsor Carole Capaldi

Dessert Table Sponsor The Henry Family

Lunch Sponsor Joe and Maria Milani

Hole-in-One Sponsor O’Reilly Buick

Faculty Member Dinners Misi and Jonathan Albert Kate and Terry Ciesielka Amanda Gionfriddo Michelle and Kris Kaulback Patrick and Tracie McGinn Meredith and Jonathan Pan Dana and John Petricca Lauren Ranalli Danielle and Dana Wilson Kim Wiltshire Saints Peter and Paul Class of 2024 Donations Mary Cunningham Linda Czachor Carla & Andrew DiProspero Lindsey & Chuck DiValerio Frank Hanna

Sally & Sam Lemheney Danielle & Tony Massimo Debbie & Steve McElroy Janene Mullen Gretchen & Michael Nichter Michael Nolan Cristina & Charles O’Brien Andrew Parsons Michael Parsons Ethel & Donald Parsons Linda & Tony Poletto Eleanor & Charles Porrini Shirley Prilutski Philly Pretzel Factory, West Chester Lauren Ranalli Mike Reinking Cheryl Selgrade Mary & Vincent Walsh

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 21ST ANNUAL OUTING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021

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