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Weekly Highlights

Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade teams worked on Catholic Identity, making their team motto, and creating their team poster. 

Fr. Knippel took the Ice Bucket Challenge after being nominated by St. Anthony on the Lake.

Second graders compared leaves for science. They were using skills they practiced in reading to compare leaves. They looked for how their leaves were alike and different.

September 23, 2014

When you chose St. John Vianney School, you made a valuable choice for your child. Many of our SJV families have also chosen a Catholic high school. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that parents have the right to choose a school that corresponds to our religious convictions. (#2229)


Wisconsin tax law now allows parents to claim the subtraction for tuition paid for dependent children. Beginning in 2014, Wisconsin permits the deduction of expenses incurred by private school families. Parents are eligible for a maximum deduction of $4000 per child in grades K-8 and $10,000 per child in grades 9-12. Students transitioning from eighth to ninth grade are eligible for both deductions. Tuition expenses and certain fees incurred after January 1, 2014 are eligible for deduction.  Use this link to access Wisconsin Department of Revenue Schedule PS and the accompanying instructions


St. John Vianney School meets the definition of a private school under Wisconsin Statutes s. 118.165. Please save your tuition payment records as supporting documentation for your tax records.



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All School Liturgy
All are invited to pray with us at the all-school liturgy, which will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 24 at 8:05am.  Mass will be prepared by Mrs. Schmitt's seventh grade class.
School News
cure d'ars
Annual Fund Kick Off 
Please join us Sunday! Celebrate the kick-off of the 2014-2015 Curé D'Ars SJV School Annual Fund at a reception in the Church Hall following the 9:00am Mass on Sunday, September 28.  All are welcome! Bagels and fruit will be served.
Food Donations Needed
Our school is having our accreditation reviewed September 30-October 2.  The Home and School Association will provide meals to the members of the review team. Can you help with food donations?  Please go to our page on Sign Up Genius make your donation.

Coats for Kids 

The students of SJV are once again collecting gently worn winter coats for the Coats for Kids drive. The collection is taking place Monday, September 29th through Friday, October 3rd.


As you and your children assess their needs for the upcoming winter, and purchase new apparel, please keep in mind those who might not otherwise have a warm winter coat to wear. There is a child in our own local community, who would truly appreciate the coat that no longer fits your child. They will be cleaned.


Thank you for your support of this most worthwhile service project in which our students can practice the Corporal Works of Mercy in a meaningful way.

Soles for Catholic Education WalK
Calling all Middle School Students
The classroom cleaning committee is looking for volunteers who would be willing to help clean classrooms on Friday, Sept. 26th and/or Monday, Sept. 29. This would count towards your service hours! A sign up sheet will be posted by Mr. Stemper's board.

Bookmaking Help 
There is a need to increase the number of reproducible leveled books available for teachers to use.  These books are used during our reading group time to offer reading material at the reading level of the group.  As a result, we would like to make many more sets of these downloaded reproducible readers.  Would you be willing to help?  You could volunteer once, weekly or monthly. It is a simple process that would involve copying the books, laminating the covers and then collating the books.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact Nancy Arena at [email protected] if you would like to help. Thank you very much!


Basketball Registration Until September 26

Registration for SJV Shamrocks Basketball is open to parish youth members who are registered in Christian Formation and parish school students in grades 5 - 8.  Completed forms and checks are due Friday, September 26, to the parish or school office.   Please see the SJV Athletics web page for more information.

Home & School News

Dine Out with SJV- Tomorrow  

Dine out with SJV at Buffalo Wild Wings on Bluemound Rd. on Wednesday, September 24th.  Dine-in or carry-out from 3:00pm until close and they will give SJV 10% of purchases. Click on the BW3 Flyer to bring along with you.  

Parent Coffee

Come make connections at the Parent Coffee on Thursday, September 25 in P209 from 7:45-9:00 am. Drop off your kids at the school entrance and start your day with a quick cup of coffee and conversation before heading off on your day.  Come meet new families, sign up for door prizes, learn about our Bids for Kids Auction, SCRIP and Schwan's and other opportunities.  For more information, read the attached flyer.

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. 


It is not too early to start stashing away for..... (whisper) Christmas!  There is always so much to get for the Big Month, it becomes overwhelming to think about...mail 

carrier, paper carrier, and of course our teachers, school and parish staff, co-workers and bosses or employees, babysitters, pet sitters, house sitters, dentist, lawyers, etc.- the list goes on and on


If you start now with a couple card purchases each month, there will not be that big drain in December. With gift cards, it is the easiest way to shop and you can support your favorite place of business.  Keep one or two on hand for a last minute gift. There is always a plus in being prepared and with Scrip and we can make that happen. Please consider an order next Monday, September 29.  If you have any questions, contact Martha Connelly ([email protected]),

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

Parish News

Parents of Second Graders

At St. John Vianney children in second grade receive both First Reconciliation and First Communion.  Parents of children who wish to receive these sacraments this year are asked to attend a parent/child meeting on Wednesday, October 1st from 5:00-6:15pm OR Sunday, October 5th from 9:30-10:45am in the Presentation Hall.  Children will have their own session during this time in the Church Hall. 


St. Francis Blessing of the Animals

We will celebrate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi with an animal blessing on Saturday, October 4th at 9:30am.  We will meet underneath the Church canopy and bless all living creatures.  Please join us even if you do not have a pet of your own.  This is a wonderful experience that everyone will enjoy.
Bids for Kids Auction- Only 144 Days Away
Land's End- Free School Logo
SJV logos can be added to polos for free when you order October 2-7.  Remember, you can order Land's End gift cards through Scrip AND, when you place your order at Land's End, they will donate a portion of the purchase to SJV.  It is a double-win!
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