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Calendar at a Glance
August 19, 2014
The first day of school is just about here.  We look forward to seeing everyone for Orientation Day on Friday, August 22.  Please come any time between 8:00-11:30am. If you haven't picked up your family's back to school packet, it will be available in the school office.  Many hands are still needed for Orientation Day.  Please see the link below for sign-up information.

Please note that the school and parish office will be closed on Wednesday, August 20 for a staff retreat.  

School News

SJV Orientation Day Middle School Student & Adult Volunteers Needed

We look forward to seeing your family at SJV's Orientation Day on Friday, August 22nd! To make this morning a success, we are in need of the assistance of both middle school student and adult volunteers. There are several opportunities for you and your middle schooler to volunteer for a short shift and still have plenty of time to accomplish all of your family's own Orientation Day tasks (submitting forms, visiting classrooms, having school pictures taken, etc.) No volunteer assignment requires any specialized knowledge, so anyone can effectively serve in any capacity. Upon arrival for your shift, you will be briefed on anything you need to know. Volunteer hours for middle school students will count toward annual student service hour requirements.


Here's how you can sign up:


Middle School Students:


  • Click the following link to go to our invitation page on Volunteer Spot:
  • Enter your email address. You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot.
  • Sign up! Choose your spots. Don't forget to click the green SAVE button after you've chosen your spots.


Both middle school student and adult volunteers will receive an automated email reminder of their assignment. If you have any questions related to Orientation Day, please contact Gina Tegge by phone at 262-798-8088 or via email at [email protected]. 

St. John Vianney String Orchestra Program

New families Orientation Meeting

This meeting is for parents and students in grades 1-8 who are interested in learning to play violin, viola or cello.
We will have an orientation meeting for students new to the program and their parents on Tuesday, August 26, from 6:30-7:30pm in the Music Room.
  All registrations are due August 28 and lessons begin on Thursday, September 11.

If you cannot attend the meeting, but are interested in the program, please leave your name and phone number at the school office or email Ms. Gesiorek directly.     

Maria Gesiorek, String Orchestra Director

[email protected] 

St. John Vianney Band Program  

New Families Orientation Meeting 

This meeting is for any student in grades 4-8 who are interested in learning to play any band instrument.  

We will have an orientation meeting for students new to the program and their parents on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Presentation Hall.
If you cannot attend the meeting, but are interested in the program, please leave your name and phone number at the school office or email
[email protected].


Mrs. Joan Lueneburg

Band Director 

Soles for Catholic Education Walk
Save the Date:  October 25, 2014

Our school will walk to celebrate Catholic education and raise awareness of the many benefits of Catholic schools.  (The 2-mile walk will take place at Mount Mary College.) Details were found in your back to school packet. 

Home & School News

Back to School Bash- Friday, September 5 

SJV's Home and School Association invites all school families to the annual Back to School Bash, Friday September 5!  Bring a lawn chair and come join us for a night of snacks and fun and live music by the Extra Crispy Brass Band.


Parent and student volunteers are needed, so please consider signing up for one or more time slots.  This is a great way for our middle school students to earn service hours!  Click here to sign up to volunteer  

Faces in the Hallway

At Orientation Day, old promotional pictures of SJV students will be displayed on the walls.  We have enjoyed displaying them through the years, but now need to make room for other items in closets.  Please take home any pictures of your kids or your friends' kids.  Yes, some of them are that old!   They are FREE to you!

Help the Ronald McDonald House
SJV Pull Tab Collection

The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children.  Collecting pop tabs is a great way to teach kids about philanthropy and the importance of recycling, and raise funds to help children and their families at the same time. Some of our Chapters raise thousands of dollars with their pop tab collections.

Why?  Ronald McDonald Houses collect pop tabs instead of entire aluminum cans because it's more hygienic to store tabs than cans and collection and storage is easier.  The program is an easy way for people of all ages to support RMHC and know they are making a difference for families and children. 

How much?  The Upper Midwest raises approximately $30,000 a year through their pop tab program. Now that is a lot of pop tabs! Did you ever think it could be so easy to help families in need?

Where?  Bring all the pull tabs to the St John Vianney School Office anytime throughout the school year.


Thank you for making a positive difference! 

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Brookfield, WI 53045

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