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The 8th graders are ready to play in the Padre Serra Tournament.  We wish them good luck!

To culminate their studies of the Revolutionary War, fifth graders created their own versions of the Declaration of Independence. They wrote from the Patriot point of view and included reasons for desiring independence as well as their complaints to the king regarding taxation without representation. Using feathers and ink, each student signed his/her own "John Hancock" on the bottom of the document. 

Dr. Schmidt D.D.S. talked to both third grade classes about dental health. Besides vocabulary about teeth, there were demonstrations about brushing, flossing and sugar in foods. This was a good conclusion to Dental Health Month.

The 7th grade girls took first place and the 7th grade boys took second place in the SJV Basketball Tournament.  Congratulations! 

February 24, 2015
Greetings!

Generally, much of the instruction the students receive throughout the course of the academic day is organized for large groups. Often, as the students can tell you, instruction is delivered in small groups. Sometimes the students are grouped by strengths; sometimes by skill. At other times students might be grouped by interest or they may choose their own group. Why this flexibility? In order to best meet the needs of each student. Flexible grouping is an important component of our differentiated instruction. Decisions made in establishing groups are made purposefully in order to match students with instruction that is most appropriate to their needs. Classroom performance, data from multiple assessments, and teacher observation are considered in establishing student groups. One of the most important hallmarks of flexible grouping is that it is not static. Groups change routinely based on the needs, interests and goals of each student.  

 

The integration of best practices in curriculum and instruction has earned our school recognition as a truly innovative Catholic school with a strong commitment to faith, excellence, and community. 

Peace,
All School Liturgy
All-School Liturgy  
All are invited to pray with us at the next All-School Liturgy, which will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 25 at 8:05am.  Mass will be prepared by sixth grade students.
School News

Padre Serra Tournament, Pep Rally and Spirit Day  

Two of our basketball teams were extended bids to play in The Padre Serra Invitational Boys and Girls Basketball tournament this year!  The three-week tournament begins Thursday, February 26th and concludes on Sunday, March 15th. The first game for the girls is Saturday, February 28th at 11:00am and for the boys, Friday, March 6th at 6:30pm. The entire schedule and results can be found on the tournament's websiteGames will all be played at Mount Mary College in Wauwatosa.  Please come out to support both teams these next three weeks!

 

There will be a pep rally for all of our 8th grade basketball teams on Wednesday, February 25 (Date Change) at 2:10pm.  All are welcome to come on down to the school gym and join the festivities and support our great players!  

 

Spirit Day on Friday, February 27- Students may wear their SJV spirit wear (SJV clothing or green/white colored clothing, following guidelines in the handbook)  

Operation Rice Bowl
Each family has received an Operation Rice Bowl bank and calendar.  With this, students and families have an opportunity to pray for and directly assist the poor in the United States and overseas.  Please see the Operation Rice Bowl Letter for further details.  All contributions are due by April 1. 

All are invited to attend Fr. Schumaker's second session  of Today's Catholic Family on Wednesday, February 25 at 6:30pm in the Presentation Hall.

Session 2: "Families at the Heart of the Church"
Families obviously make up the largest demographic in the Church. This being the case, it is integral for us to understand what the Church is and how families and family life fits into the reality of Christ's Church.
ITBS Testing Window- DATE CHANGE
The ITBS testing window for grades 3,5, and 7 begins on Monday, April 13 and ends on Friday, May 1.

Tennis Registration
All SJV students in grades 5-8 are invited to join the tennis team.
Season:  April 13- June 1
Where:  Western Racquet Club and other local schools
Practices:  M/W/F 3:30-5:30pm
Matches:  TBD- Usually weeknights after school
Fee:  $60.00
Complete the Tennis Registration Forms by Monday, March 9.  Parent volunteers are needed to make the team a success.  Tennis experience is preferred, but not necessary.  If you have any questions or can volunteer, contact Therese Stockhausen by email or phone 262-780-3691.
SJV Summer Camp
The SJV Summer Camp is coming- Don't miss the fun!
Mark your calendars:
July 6-10 and July 13-17
8:00-3:00pm
Fun and enriching classes for students entering 1st-8th grade.  NEW for 2015- Enroll for one or two weeks, depending on your schedule.
Course descriptions and details are coming soon.  Contact Mr. Demeter with your questions.
Home & School News

High Interest Day 

High Interest Day is coming up on April 24.  If you have a student in grades K5-5, please watch for class sign-up sheets to come home in your child's folder on March 2.  They will be due back March 6. K4 students and middle school students will have alternate activities on this day. 

Child Ministry

First Communion Preparation

Joy Day for both children and parents is Saturday morning March 7th from 9:30am to 12:30pm in the Church.  If your last name begins with M-Z, please bring a treat to share.  Reminder, the first family sharing experience was due Monday, February 16th. 

 

Stations of the Cross for Families

We will pray "The Stations of the Cross" together on Friday, March 6th at 6:30pm in the Church.  Everyone is welcome to attend especially families with children of all ages.  Please join us for an evening of song and prayer.

Community News
Friends of Elm Grove Library Used Book Sale
March 6-8
Friday, March 6 - 9:00am-7:00pm
Saturday, March 7 - 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, March 8 - 12:00pm-4:00pm
Thousands of items- Books, CDs, DVDs and Audio
Elm Grove Library, 13600 Juneau Blvd.  Lower level
Junior Lancer Football
The Brookfield Central Junior Lancer football program is now accepting registrations for the 2015-2016 school year.  Registration is open to residents and open-enrollment students in the Brookfield Central High School attendance area who will be in fifth through eighth (5th - 8th) grade during the 2015-2016 school year.  Registration can be completed on the Junior Lancer website.  Paperwork and payment must be mailed into the PO Box or dropped off at the Parent Information Meeting (February 26 at 7:00pm in the BCHS Cafeteria) for registration to be complete. 

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