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Our re-accreditation site visit began with a 7:00am prayer service, gathering the school faculty and staff with all members of the site visit team. The prayer service was followed by a breakfast hosted by the SJV Home and School Association.

Thank you to the SJV Community!  Together we collected 117 coats for Coats for Kids.

The fifth graders transformed their classroom into an early European merchant market. Duct tape pens, jewelry, drawings, painted rocks, bookmarks, and many other handmade items were created by the students and then sold or traded at the merchant market. They enjoyed the simulated experience and realized that the life of a merchant takes hard work and creativity.   

Fourth grade students made animal cell models out of Jell-O, raisins, and candy which helped introduce them to cell structures. 

Eighth grade and third grade buddies got to know each other at their first buddy meeting.

In Music class, the first graders learned how to analyze music by comparing and contrasting two silly songs in their "Monkey Songs Project."

The SJV 7th grade girls white team took first place in the St. Matthias tournament.  Team members are Libby T., Katie D., Sara K., Colleen C., Clare L., Olivia K., Haley C., and Meghan B.  They are coached by Toni Kroeplin and Judy Kile.

SJV 5th grade girls Green team took 1st place in the St. Margaret Mary tournament.  Grace P., Elayna P., Natalie B., Lauren T., Claire W., Missy F., Callie G., Megan G., Tatum K., Annie B.  Coached by Kris Kebisek and Kim Tallmadge

October 7, 2014

There will be a lot of activity for the faculty and administration of SJV while the students are away on the fall break. On Wednesday, all of us are attending Sustaining the Mission, the official program for the religious education certification of Catholic school teachers in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The curriculum is organized under six core theological areas: 1) Scripture, 2) Creedal and Doctrinal Concepts, 3) Justice and Morality, 4) Liturgy Sacraments and Prayer, 5) Church History, and 6) Formation for Mission. On Thursday, we will concentrate on our local goals for continuous school improvement in the areas of Catholic identity, differentiation, and writing. On Friday, we will attend the 2014 Catholic Educator's Convention at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. This year's convention themes focus on literacy, student wellness, and student engagement. One piece of Friday's events is especially exciting for all of us. We will formally receive our three recognition awards for exemplary performance in Information, Technology and Media Skills, Innovative Programs - Learning Support Program, and Marketing and Recruitment.


When everyone returns next week we will resume our special intentions, prayers, and commitment to promoting a Culture of Life. During October and May, we are especially mindful to ask our Blessed Mother to pray for us, now and always. Please join your prayers with ours.



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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 15 at 8:05am.  Mass will be prepared by Mrs. Schroeder's sixth grade class.
School News
No School October 8-10
This is a reminder that our SJV teachers will be participating in in-service trainings and the Catholic Educator's Conference October 8-10.  There will be no school for students. 
Playground Supervision Volunteers
There are still open slots for playground duty.  If you would like to supervise our students on the playground, please follow this link to the playground volunteer sign up page on Sign Up Genius.  If you need to cancel your day, we please ask that you try to find a sub so we aren't short-handed.  Thank you for your help!
Lunchroom Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to help supervise the lunchroom and help with the clean up between shifts of lunching students.  If you can help, please go to the the lunchroom volunteer sign up page on Sign Up Genius.  We will appreciate your helping hands!
Library Volunteers
If you would be willing to lend a hand in the library, please go to the library volunteer sign up page on Sign Up Genius.  Volunteers are needed to help with classes and with middle school resource supervision.  Your help is appreciated!

School Annual Fund

If you haven't already received your 2014-2015 Curé d'Ars SJV School Annual Fund packet, your Class Captains will be delivering it soon.  Once you receive your packet, please prayerfully consider a gift of prayer, time and talents, or a financial contribution.  Then return your Letter of Intent to SJV or make your commitment at the Online Giving page of our school website.  Click here for further information.
Our goal is to have 100% participation from School families.  We can achieve that goal with your support of this crucial endeavor.
Thank you!
The Curé d'Ars SJV School Annual Fund Committee

8th Grade Picture Day
The 8th graders will have their pictures taken on Friday, October 17 starting at 8:00am.  Students may choose what they would like to wear, following the guidelines in the handbook.  No money is due at this time.  Proof sheets will be sent through your student at a later time and orders will be placed then.
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]

Parish News

Bring a Friend Day for Children's Choir

The Children's Choir will be having a "Bring a Friend Day" on Thursday, October 16th after school.

This is a great opportunity for children that are not familiar with the Children's Choir to participate in a rehearsal and see just what goes on.

Rehearsal starts at 2:50pm right after school and finishes at 4:00pm.  Children are asked to meet in the church hallway just outside the sacristy.  There will be games, treats and of course singing!

If your children would like to attend, contact Vincent LaTona in the Liturgy Office- 262-796-3946 ext. 1115. 

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! 


Tiny Tot Time

We will meet on Tuesday, October 14th at 10:00am in the Church Hall. Moms, Dads, Grandparents, etc., please bring your little ones for an hour of story time, activities, and snack.  Each month will have a different theme.  Please feel free to drop in or let us know you are coming by calling Dawn Van Dorf at 262-796-3944 x1117. 

Bids for Kids Auction- Only 130 Days Away
 Saturday, February 14, 2015


Please expect a special stamped envelope -all the way from Morocco- to be delivered next week through the backpack of your youngest/only child. The contents of this envelope will be your informative guide to the upcoming Bids for Kids, Under the Moroccan Moon, Dinner Auction.


This biennial event is our largest fundraiser! All proceeds raised at Bids for Kids will go directly towards technological advancements and school improvements (ie. primary bathroom updates).


Looking forward to Bids 2015!


Marquette University High School Open House

MUHS will host its annual Open House on Sunday, October 26 between the hours of 10:00am. and 1:00pm.  Mass will be offered at 9:00am at the school in the
Three Holy Companions Chapel. This is a great event for families interested in learning more about MUHS. 
Click here for the flyer


Marquette University High School Entrance Exam Required for all 8th grade boys considering MUHS - Friday, November 7 or Saturday, November 8 from 8:00-11:45am. Registration is required for either test date. Please register online at

Catholic Memorial Open House
Thursday, October 23 6:00-8:30pm
Come and visit CMH to see what makes it such a great place!  Meet teachers, coaches and current students, take a tour of the school, learn about tuition and tuition assistance, learn about the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and much more!  Enter to win one of two $500 scholarships for 8th grade students coming to CMH. Click for the Open House flyer.

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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