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Weekly Highlights
Thank you for attending Parent Information Night! We hope the evening provided great information for your family.
September 2, 2014
Sigh. Labor Day weekend was wonderful, but now summer is (unofficially) over. But it was such a wonderful summer - full of travel, new experiences and lots of learning. The faculty and staff of SJV were busy doing all kinds of things that will enhance our teaching.

We hope that everyone in our St. John Vianney School community had a wonderful summer to discover, dream, rest, laugh, ponder, play, explore and create. Let's thank God for the blessing of summer!



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School News

SJV in the News

Our exemplary awards were the focus of an article that was recently featured in the Brookfield Now newspaper.  Click here to read the article

Missing- 4 Stock Pots From the School Kitchen
Our school kitchen is missing 4 large stock pots.  Spaghetti is on the lunch menu soon and hopefully you can help us locate these items so lunch can be served!  If you have any knowledge of where these could be, please contact the school office.

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
Home & School News

Home & School Meeting

Be the first to hear all about it! All are invited to the first Home and School meeting of the year, Wednesday, September 10 at 9:30am in P209.  Committees will be reporting and ideas will be flowing.  Come learn about our upcoming accreditation visit.  We will try to keep our business meeting to an hour with an "off the record" time for socializing that follows.   A full agenda will be published in next week's Weekly. 

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.


More volunteers are needed, so please consider signing up for one or more time slots, especially at the end of the event.  Click here to sign up to volunteer  

What's New with SCRIP?

We are up and running with online ordering!  If interested, go to the website, and set up your username and password.  Use our school's enrollment code, B13DA8633L15.  If you have any questions, please let us know and we will help walk you through it.  What are the benefits?  Paper cards you can print at home, easy at-home ordering and reloads to plastic cards you already have!  If you set up PrestoPay, you can have funds automatically withdrawn from your bank account which will allow you to have access to your SCRIP sooner.  If you choose to pay with a check, we will need to receive it by Monday morning at 8:30am to release your cards.


Are we pushing you to order online?  No--We will still process paper orders every Monday morning like usual.  You can pay with a check and cards will be available on Thursdays.  But we want you to know this new ordering format is available to you.  Thank you for ordering and supporting SJV!  Email the Scrip committee members if you have any questions.   

Martha Connelly ([email protected]),  

Amy Lodes ([email protected]), or Janet Fisher ([email protected] )  

SJV Spirit Wear  

The SJV spirit wear order site will be closing TONIGHT, September 2 at 11:59pm. If you need any uniform sweatshirts, volleyball or basketball warm-up shirts, sport socks or just some fun new SJV options, don't forget to place your order!


 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 

[email protected].


**Please note the site has encountered a few problems with the SAFARI browser. Burghardts is working through those issues.  If you encounter any problems, you may want to use a different browser or you can simply call and order via phone @ 262-790-1170.

Schwan's Fundraising


St. John Vianney School is partnering with Schwan's to offer you high-quality frozen foods and Schwan's will give back a percentage of the sales to SJV's Home and School Association.  Through October 6th, SJV will earn 20% of all sales.   If you place another Schwan's order between October 6, 2014 and August 21, 2015 Schwan's will donate 5% of the order total to SJV.  Purchases of eCertificates, sold in denominations of $25, earn 40% for SJV.  During the Campaign, use this link to place your order. Delivery is right to your door-you get to pick the date and time within a 2-hour window.  You do not need to be home, they will pack your order in high quality reusable freezer bags with gel packs and you can pay by credit card when you place your order. 


Anyone can use our link or search for St. John Vianney to place an order.  If you have relatives living out of state or elsewhere in the greater Milwaukee area, their purchases can help SJV too.  Their local Schwan's driver will make the delivery.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kim Tallmadge at 262-789-9392 or [email protected].

It's Trivia Time!

Come one, come all, for 10 times the fun!  It's time for SJV's annual trivia night. 10 categories, 10 questions per category, 10 people on a team

When: Saturday, October 18th in the school cafeteria 

Doors will open at 6:30pm and games start at 7:00pm.

Cost is $15/person.   

Click here for the registration form or contact  

Heather Kormanik at [email protected] to register your team.


We are also in need of volunteers to assist at trivia night.

If you would like to help out please contact Heather Kormanik. 

Bids for Kids Auction

Bids for Kids Dinner and Auction   

Save the date- February 15, 2015.

A magical evening featuring a silent auction, delicious appetizers, dinner, drinks, a fabulous live auction and after-party to benefit St. John Vianney Catholic School.  All are invited to attend.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the SJV school event of the year!  


The planning for our biennial auction has already begun.  One key to a successful auction is a great Acquisitions Committee.  Our current chairs, Karen Parks and Amy Lodes, are in need of committee members.  From September through December, committee members will contact past donors, businesses, and families, etc., for donations.  It will be coordinated and organized with the entire committee and Karen and Amy. 


There is a planning meeting on Thursday, September 11th at 7:30 at the Lodes residence.  All are welcome to attend.  This committee is small-child friendly because a large portion of the work can be done via phone.  If you have any questions, please contact Karen at 262-649-3745 or Amy at 262-796-9963. 

Parish News

Tiny Tot Time Begins Again

Moms, Dads, Grandparents, bring your little ones ages one to five for an hour of story time, activities, music, and snack.  We meet one Tuesday a month and our first gathering will be Tuesday, September 9th at 10:00am in the Church Hall.  Each month we will celebrate a different theme.  Please feel free to drop in or let us know you are coming by calling Dawn Van Dorf at 796-3944 x1117.  Hope you will join us! 

Children's Liturgy of the Word       

Meets every Saturday at the 4:30pm Mass and on Sunday at the 11:00am Mass.  Children K4-4th grade are invited to participate and no registration is needed.  Parents are welcome to visit anytime and we especially encourage you to bring your young child the first time or until they feel more comfortable.  Come hear the Word of God!   

Fr. Joe Uhen's Visit at September 13 & 14 Masses

Fr. Joe Uhen, pastor of Santisimo Sacramento (our Sister Parish in Peru), and two of his parish staff, Fanny Nizama and Edith Lopez, will be visiting St. John Vianney the weekend of September 13 and September 14 and will be speaking at all the Masses. A Pot Luck Supper, where Fr. Joe will be speaking, will be held after the 4:30 Mass on Saturday, September 13 in the Church Hall. If you plan on attending, please bring a salad, entrée dish or dessert to share to the Church Hall before the 4:30 Mass. A coffee and doughnut reception will follow each of the Sunday Masses on September 14 in the Church Hall. These events are wonderful opportunities to meet and speak with Fr. Joe, Fanny and Edith while they are visiting our parish. 

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