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Weekly Highlights

Last week the fifth graders traveled to the Buckskinner Encampment in Hartford.  The students got to experience life styles, traditions, and customs of the early 1800's.  The students participated in demonstrations of wigwam building, candle making, cloth dying, flint fire starting, primitive cooking, and many more early American activities.

While on a field trip to study goods and services at the Greendale Village, 1K students met Mr. Reiman, the owner of Reiman publishing.  He gave our class a beautiful Wisconsin Calendar and talked to us a little bit about what he does. Mr. Reiman is on the right side of the picture.

 

The 8th Grade Girls A team took 2nd place at a recent tournament.  Way to go, Shamrocks!

Kudos to the 7th grade boys who took 3rd place in the St Mary's Menomonee Falls volleyball tournament last weekend. 

Congratulations to the girls 7th Grade A volleyball team for taking 2nd place at the St. Roman's tournament this past weekend. They are coached by Kerri Webber and Nisha Weyker.  Players are Caroline D., Julia F., Claire K., Isabella L., Bella P., Hannah T., Mollie T. and Maddie W.

 

Congrats to the 6th grade girls white team who were the consolation champs for the St. Matthias volleyball tournament.  The players are Emily B., Riley C., Clare C., Bella D., Grace G., Ryan H., Megan H., Emily P., Briana R. and Lauren R.  Congratulations!

September 30, 2014
Greetings!

We made it! Over a year of careful preparation and self-study has brought us to this week when we welcome the eleven member team of educators representing WRISA, who come to audit our files, review our artifacts, visit our classrooms, and interview our students, staff, teachers, parents, volunteers, education committee leadership, administration, and pastoral leaders.

 

What will they find? Faith. Excellence. Community.

 

How was all this accomplished? Through the blessings of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

The SJV faculty, staff, and administrators gathered with the visiting team at 7:00 this morning for a prayer service to mark the opening of the re-accreditation visit. We shared this prayer together.

 

Lord, in your goodness,

you have made us stewards of your gifts

and called us in freedom to use them wisely.

We ask you to guide our minds and hearts

with your wisdom throughout this re-accreditation visit.

May our work to continually grow and improve your Catholic Schools be a faithful reflection of your Son's Gospel message.

We make this prayer to you through Christ our Lord.

 

Peace,
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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, October 1 at 8:05am.  Mass will be prepared by Mrs. Bansal's sixth grade class.
School News
Exemplary! T-Shirt Day- October 3
Students are invited to wear their Exemplary! T-Shirts or school uniform on Friday, October 3.  All non-uniform rules listed in the parent handbook apply.
Picture Retake Day- Friday, October 3
Pictures retake day is October 3.  Those who were absent on Orientation Day should have their pictures taken.  If you need an order form, please contact the office.  If your student is having a retake done, they must bring in the original picture package or their pictures won't be taken.  8th Grade pictures will be taken on Oct. 17.  This is an Exemplary! T-shirt day, but students may wear what they choose for their picture.

School Annual Fund

On Monday, we started the SJV school families portion of the 2014-2015 Curé d'Ars SJV School Annual Fund.  Over the next few weeks, your class captains will be delivering your packet to you personally.  They will be happy to discuss and answer any questions regarding the 2014-2015 Curé d'Ars SJV School Annual Fund.  Money raised through the Annual Fund will continue to provide (1) funds for the professional development and retention of our school staff, (2) cutting-edge technology for our students; and (3) tuition assistance for children to attend our school who might otherwise not be able to do so.

 

We strive to have 100% of school families participate by returning their Letter of Intent by November 7, 2014.  

 

Please remember that your gifts can take the form of prayer, time and talent, or financial contributions. 

 

We can all be a part of the success of this critical endeavor!

 

Thank you!

Curé d'Ars SJV School Annual Fund committee

NOW Collecting 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

An Interview with Fr. Joe Uhen 

The 7th and 8th grade students from the Discipleship elective class compiled questions they wanted to ask Father Joe Uhen, the priest from our sister parish in Piura, Peru. Students were given this opportunity when Fr. Joe spoke with the middle school students on Thursday, September 11.  Father Joe's responses were very enlightening and informative for the students.  Please check these out for yourself by clicking here. 

Home & School News
Trivia Night is Almost Here!
Time is running out to register your table for an evening of trivia and fun!  So, gather your friends, brush up on your useless knowledge and register ASAP for the October 18th Trivia Night.  Doors open at 6:30pm and play begins at 7:00pm. 

Click here for the registration form or contact  

Heather Kormanik at [email protected]

No SCRIP next Monday, October 6

Due to the shortened week, we will NOT be ordering SCRIP on Monday, October 6.  Our next order will be placed on Monday, October 13th.  If you placing orders online, only those that are paid with Presto Pay AND printable from home can be placed this week.  All plastic cards will need to be processed on the 13th.  If you have any questions, please call Martha Connelly, Amy Lodes or Janet Fisher.  Thank you!

 

Missing Person! 

Home and School is missing a Vice President for this year!!  That person is YOU!  If you are a planner and are looking to get involved, this position is for you.  It is a great way to build friendships with other parents, relationships with the teaching staff, and connections with your children at school.  Commitment:  Only 6 general meetings and monthly Executive meetings.  It is an easy position and it doesn't take a lot of time.  Come join the fun ladies on the Executive Committee today!  Talk to Clare Lange or Janet Fisher for more information.

Thank you!
Thank you to the many families who donated food for breakfast and lunches for the accreditation team vising our school this week.  Your generosity is truly appreciated!

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 the whole family will enjoy!     

Bids for Kids Auction- Only 137 Days Away
Community

Catholic Memorial Jr. Crusaders Basketball  

The CMH Jr. Crusaders basketball program is now registering boys and girls in grades 4-8.  Click here to learn about and to register for the fall/winter/spring session. 

7th Annual Catholic Memorial Haunted House

The students of Catholic Memorial will be hosting a Haunted House Oct. 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1 from 7:00 to 10:00pm. with a family friendly hour at 6:00pm on Saturday, Oct. 25 and Nov 1.  The cost is $7.00 per person and is not recommended for children under age 11 during regular hours. 

 

The Haunted House is located at 601 E. College Avenue, Waukesha.  For more information please contact Mary McNulty at [email protected] or 262-993-4434.  This year, CMH has partnered with the Waukesha Public Library and the Big Read program.  The house will be transformed into a tribute to Edgar Allen Poe.  All proceeds benefit Fisher House Milwaukee - Wisconsin's first "home away from home" for veterans and their families as they seek medical treatment in southeast Wisconsin.

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