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Weekly Highlights
August 26, 2014

It is wonderful to be together again. School is just a building unless the people who make up our SJV community are here. On Orientation Day, we began our school year with a celebration of all we achieved together for our collaborative efforts in technology, innovative programming, and marketing and recruitment. We will have additional school community celebration days throughout the school year in observance of other special events and landmarks. On Friday, October 3, all students and staff are encouraged to wear their new Exemplary! T-shirts. That day is significant because earlier that week there will be a three-day on-site review of every aspect of our school programming as the final step for our re-accreditation by WRISA (Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Association). We are well positioned to have yet another opportunity to verify the strength of the Faith, Excellence, and Community of St. John Vianney School.


Please pray for us in the words of this prayer from the Alliance for Catholic Education.


God our Maker,

We praise you for the gift of community.


Thank you for the communities in which we work and live.

Thank you for the community that is your Body, the Church.


Fill us with Your Spirit today so that, as one,

We reflect your light and love to each other and to the world.


In Christ we pray.


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School News
One Call Now- Test Message
All emergency messages will be sent to you by phone, text or email through our provider, One Call Now.  We will send a test message on Friday, August 29 to the contact points you provided.  If you need any changes to your contacts, please contact the school office.

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 at

[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].

Save the Concert Dates- Mark Your Calendars

  • Christmas Concert:
    • Required performance for all students in grades K4 through 5th (and 1st semester middle school choirs)
    • Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 1:00pm and 6:30pm in the SJV Activity Center 
  • Spring Concert:
    • Required performance for all students in grades 1st through 5th (and 2nd semester middle school choirs)
    • Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at 1:00pm and 6:00pm in the SJV Activity Center
Seeking Office Volunteers
Volunteers are wanted during the noon hour to help watch the office while Janelle Peterson takes a lunch break.  Basic duties would be to answer the front door, take phone messages and help with basic student requests.  The time frame would be from 12:15-1:00pm once a month.  The open dates are Third Tuesday, First Wednesday, Third Wednesday, Fifth Wednesday, First Thursday and First Friday.  Please contact Janelle if you would like to help out.
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 provided 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  

Scrip News

Online ordering is finally here!  Log on to and sign up to order from the convenience of your home.  You can still pay by check, but the preferred payment method is with Presto Pay.  Presto Pay makes an automatic withdrawal from your checking account and gives you the freedom to print ScripNow from your home computer and do reloads!  Of course, we will gladly accept paper orders and will process cards as we always have...orders due on Mondays by 8:30 am and cards available on Thursdays.  More information to come in the following weeks!


Debbie Fessler was the winner of a $25 SCRIP card of choice from the Orientation Day table. Congratulations!

SJV Spirit Wear- Ordering is open until September 2 

Have you checked out SJV's new spirit wear? 

This is a great time to order volleyball coaches' shirts, t-shirts and gear, and lots of fun, new SJV spirit wear items for those designated spirit wear days!   

Orders are done online and delivery will come to SJV. You will be notified when your order is available for pick up. 

Click here to place your online Spirit Wear order.


More ordering periods will be coming throughout the year, but not until October and November, so place your order now.  Any questions, please contact Jennifer Doyle at [email protected] or Allison Rusch at 

Home and School Notes

Thank you to Gina Tegge for organizing and directing Orientation Day and to all our volunteers who made the day a success!


Thank you so much to all who dropped off donations for the Teacher/Staff Luncheon!  It was greatly appreciated by the church staff and the SJV teachers.  The next luncheon will be held on October 22.


Congratulations to the winners of the Orientation Day raffles- Laci Crow was the winner of a $10 Yo Mama gift card and Carie Mueller was the winner of the Box Tops Basket.


Please remember to send in your donation for the Teacher Gift Fund. We ask for a donation of $10 per child. This money is used to purchase gifts for the teachers on their birthday and for their end-of-the-year-gifts. Showing our gratitude to the teachers for all their efforts with the kids is an important part of our mission as SJV parents.  You can send your donation (cash or check made out to SJV) in an envelope marked "Home and School Treasurer, Teacher Gift Fund" to the office.

Help the Ronald McDonald House
SJV Pop 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 pop tabs to the St John Vianney School Office anytime throughout the school year.


Thank you for making a positive difference! 

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