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Buddies from both SJV 2nd and 7th grades got together in the cafeteria to make Christmas cards for Prince of Peace students.  Beside decorating the cards, the students wrote messages in both English and Spanish to wish the Prince of Peace children a very Merry Christmas.

Mrs. Klement's class worked with 6th grade buddies on a holiday craft. 

1K and1W are collecting money during Advent by doing chores at home. All money collected will go the the Working Boys Center in Quito, Ecuador.  The first graders want to make Christmas a happy time for the 1st graders at the Working Boys Center.  Mrs. Czarnecki, who traveled there on December 3, told us a little bit of the background about the Working Boys Center. She delivered Christmas cards to our 1st grade friends in Ecuador!

December 9, 2014
Greetings!

We are so blessed to be a Catholic school where we can really focus on the quiet beauty of the liturgical season of Advent. There will be plenty of time to celebrate Christmas. For now, we are taking the time for prayer, reflection and anticipation focused on the gift of new life received through the Christ child. We are intent on our commitment to Walk by Faith following the true light that is Jesus. In addition to our regular daily prayer we gather as a school on Monday morning for each of these four weeks of Advent to reflect on this time of blessed waiting. Each day we receive a daily Advent reflection prepared by Father Philip Schumaker. Online Advent links further complement our classroom activities. Students in third through eighth grade will participate in a special opportunity for Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday the 16th.

 

This is also a time for quiet prayer and reflection for faculty and staff of SJV. Our School Theology and Faith Formation committee has prepared a series of prayerful activities for our continuing spiritual growth.   Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Cepelka sends a daily Advent prayer for us as well. The prayer below is one of my favorites.


Peace,
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All School Liturgy
All are invited to pray with us at the next all-school liturgy, which will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 17 at 8:05am.  Mass will be prepared by Mrs. Okruhlica's third grade class.
School News
Upcoming Non-Uniform Days
Friday, December 12 will be an SJV Spirit Day.  Students may wear SJV attire, their exemplary T-shirts, Walk for Catholic Education shirt or other green and white clothing.

Monday, December 22 will be an out of uniform day. Students may wear clothing of their choosing (maybe even a funny Christmas sweater!). Please follow the guidelines in the parent handbook when choosing your outfit for the day.
The First Christmas
The K5 students will be performing the play, The First Christmas, at the following times:
December 10: 
KM at 6:00pm and KR at 7:00pm
December 11:
KM at 8:50am & 12:30pm and KR at 11:00am & 1:45pm

SJV Christmas Concert 

The annual SJV Christmas concert will be held on Monday, December 15th at 1:00pm and 6:30pm in the Activity Center.  Students in K4 through 5th grade, as well as middle school choirs, will be performing.  For the evening concert, students should be in their homeroom classes by 6:00pm.  At the end of the evening concert, parents are to pick up their children from the homeroom classes.  Performers should wear their "Sunday Best" and Shamrock Choir students are to wear their Shamrock Choir uniforms.  Additional information regarding concert attendance policies can be found on Mrs. Revers' TeacherWeb page

Home & School News

Home & School Christmas Party

Celebrate the Christmas season on Wednesday, December 17 at 9:30am in the Teacher's Lounge.  Leave your holiday stress at the door and come inside for some holiday cheer! All are welcome for festive food, drink & social time!

Secret Santa Shoppe 

HO HO HO!  It's the most wonderful time of the year! Mark your calendars- SJV's Secret Santa Shoppe returns on Friday, December 12th! This special day allows students the chance to shop for family and friends during the school day.  

 

Many volunteers are needed to make this exciting event run smoothly. Please go to the Santa Shoppe Volunteer Sign Up website to pick a shift for this special holiday event.   

SCRIP News

There is only one more SCRIP shopping day!

There's just one last day to order SCRIP before Christmas- Monday, December 15th! Do you need gifts for Prince of Peace, teachers, or for family members?  Do your Christmas shopping the easy way with SCRIP cards.  Give them as gifts or use them yourself to purchase gifts for those on your list.  If you will be traveling over the holidays, stock up on hotel, gas and restaurant cards.  Think about those nights when you don't have time to cook a hot meal and might need takeout.  Keep an extra card or two on hand for thank you gifts.  For a limited time only, cards with small denominations will be available:  Amazon.com, $10; AMC Theatres, $10; Barnes & Noble, $5; CVS/pharmacy, $10; Groupon, $10; Outback Steakhouse, $10; Panera Bread, $5; Pizza Hut, $5; Regal Entertainment Group, $10; Target, $5; Wal-Mart, $10.   

 

Representatives from SCRIP will be available after all Masses this weekend to take orders.  Remember no orders will be processed on the 22nd or 29th during Christmas break.  

Earn Money for SJV While Doing Your Shopping 

Have you tried the new gourmet popcorn store in Ruby Isle? Try Pop'n Spot on Saturday, December 13th from 11:00-5:00! A portion of the sales from medium and large bags and 2 and 3 1/2 gallon tins will be donated to St. John Vianney. Please show the Pop'n Spot flyer at the register. 

Child Ministry

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who attended St. Nick at Night and learned about the joys of giving and the beauty of this season.  May your Advent be filled with joyful anticipation and your Christmas be one of peace and love.  Blessings to all!     

 

Praying the Rosary

Families are invited to pray the Rosary on Wednesday, December 10th at 5:15pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.  If you have never prayed the Rosary before and would like to learn, this is the perfect opportunity.  Rosaries are available or bring your own.  What a wonderful way to prayer during Advent.  Everyone is welcome!

 

Tiny Tot Time

We will meet on Tuesday, December 16th at 10:00am in the Church Hall. Moms, Dads, Grandparents, please bring your little ones for an hour of story time, activities, and snack.  This month we will celebrate Christmas.  Please feel free to drop in or let us know you are coming by calling Dawn Van Dorf at 796-3944 x1117. 

Bids for Kids Auction- Only 67 Days Away
 Saturday, February 14, 2015
Our auction is only two months away and there are many exciting ways to get involved and support our school.  See information below or visit the Bids for Kids Website for further information and all necessary forms.

Item Donations

We are looking for individuals and businesses to donate items for our silent and live auction to be held that evening. Donors will receive recognition in the auction catalog, the school newsletter and the parish bulletin. If you would like more information you can contact Karen Parks at 262-490-4751 or [email protected]. You can also fill out an online donation form and drop off your item at the school or parish office.

Two Exciting Bids Raffles 

There are two very exciting raffles this year - The Masters Golf Tournament 2016 and The Cash Purse!   

 

Masters Golf Tournament Raffle 

The Masters winner will receive two one-day tournament badges, full tournament VIP hospitality, and a one night hotel stay in Augusta, GA.  There are only 150 tickets available for $100 each. These are available for purchase now.  Contact Beth Dobrzynski at [email protected] or Tracy DiPiazza at [email protected] for tickets or for further information. 

 

Cash Purse Raffle 

The Cash Purse raffle has limited tickets- 75 for $25 each.  The will only be available on the night of Bids for Kids.  The lucky winner will receive a designer bag filled with cash and gift cards!

Sponsorship - Telegrams from Morocco

You can send a personal note with a Telegram from Morocco in the Bids for Kids auction catalog.  Support your favorite thespian, athlete, coach or teacher and help support our auction. Place your order online on the Bids for Kids Website or download the Telegrams from Morocco form

Bids Decorations

The Bids decoration committee needs your help!
We are looking for lanterns of all shapes and sizes to help transport our auction guests to Morocco on Saturday, February 14th.  Please email or call us if you might have some lanterns we could borrow.  We will coordinate their pick-up and return. Thanks in advance for your help!
Cara Taticek & Trish Wollersheim
Decorations Committee
[email protected] or 414-507-4250

Table Seating at Bids

Now is the time to think about getting a table together for Bids.  Talk amongst friends as you drop off for K4, at the end of the day at pick-up, or at basketball games. Tables seat 10 people and invitations will come home in early January.  You can always have a smaller group and ask to be seated with others from a specific grade.
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