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Weekly Highlights
Ms. Bach made clay creations with students on High Interest Day.

The K4 students have been singing and dancing to jungle songs in music class in preparation for Rumble in the Jungle. They also got to create their own jungle song in music class.  

The 7th and 8th grade Shamrock Choir performed last week at the Brookfield Senior Center. 

Fourth grade scientists investigated the solubility of various solutions and created their own suspension to take home. 

Third grade students learned about fire safety and practiced exiting through a bedroom window. They realized that knowing their address and phone number is important as well. 

Third grade students worked on making posters for the Spring Concert, which will be held on May 7. 

SJV 7th graders learned much about many of the religious items and clothing used for mass and other sacred events. Here Father Ken is showing the students where the relic are placed in the altar.
On Wednesday, April 29, four SJV 7th graders served at St. Ben's Meal Program. They poured milk and lemonade, passed out hot sauce and more. All really left blessed and humbled by this experience.

1K learned all about 3D shapes last week. To make learning more fun, the students built 3D shapes with marshmallows and toothpicks! 

1K held their annual Buddy Brunch with their 6th grade buddies. After a wonderful time of food and fellowship, the kids had some fun by playing board games!

May 5, 2014

We will celebrate Mother's Day with our own mothers and families this weekend. We celebrate Mary, Mother of Christ and Mary, Mother of the Church this entire month of May. In honor of Mary, we begin and end the school day with a Hail, Mary. Mary's union with the work of the Son gives us all a perfect model of obedience, faith, hope and love.


On Wednesday, May 6, we will gather for Marian devotion with a May Crowning to honor Mary as the queen of heaven and earth. Our eighth grade students will lead us in prayer for the intercession of Mary so that she will help us in our efforts to do the will of the Father and the Son.  The second and eighth grade students will represent the beads of our Living Rosary.


Please join us for this moving devotion at 1:30pm in the St. John Vianney church. We will be honored to have you join us in prayer.



REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.



All School Liturgy

May Crowning and Living Rosary

We invite all families and friends to a May Crowning Liturgy and Living Rosary honoring our Blessed Mother as Queen of Heaven and Mother of God. It will be held in church on Wednesday, May 6 at 1:30pm.  Students should bring their own rosary if possible. 

All-School Liturgy
There will not be an 8:05 Liturgy on May 6 due to the May Crowning and Living Rosary.  All are invited to celebrate All-School Liturgy with us on Wednesday, May 13 at 8:05am.  Mass will be prepared by Ms. Burant's second grade class.
Recognizing Mrs. Schmitt and Ms. Gesiorek
Special recognition for their years of teaching will be given to Mrs. Schmitt and Ms. Gesiorek after the All-School Liturgy on Wednesday, May 13. 
You are invited to come pray with us and to acknowledge their years of service at our school.
School News
Tuition Contracts- Due Friday, May 29
Tuition contracts have been prepared and were sent to parents through the US Postal Service.  Please read through the materials and return the following:
  • Signed Tuition Contract
  • Completed EFT form with voided check attached (Needs to be completed each year)
  • School Fees

If plans have changed and you will not be attending St. John Vianney School next year, please alert the office. 

Annual Fund
There is still time to support the 2014-2015 Cure D'Ars SJV Annual Fund!  We want to be able to say that SJV's school families believe in the school and its important mission.  Please sign a letter of intent and make a gift of money and/or prayer before June 30, 2015. 

If you have not yet responded to the Annual Fund, you will be receiving a new letter of intent in the mail soon.  You may also make a gift online.

Middle School Transition Night for Fifth Grade Families
On the evening of May 14, from 7:00-8:00pm, SJV is hosting a middle school transition event for fifth grade students and their parents.  The evening will begin in the church at 7:00pm and will include prayer, faculty introductions and introductory remarks.  The students and parents will then adjourn to the middle school wing to follow an abbreviated schedule.  Please come to learn more about the middle school program and to have your questions answered.
Spring Concert- May 7

This Thursday, May 7, all SJV students in grades 1 through 5 and Shamrock Choir will perform in their spring concert.  Concert times are at 1:00 and 6:00pm in the Activity Center.


Attire for students is school uniform for the daytime performance and business casual for the evening performance, with the exception of 5th grade and Shamrock Choir.  5th grade students are to wear red, white, and/or blue tops and bottoms for the evening performance only; the evening performance attire for 5th grade includes permission to wear jeans.  Shamrock Choir students are to wear their choir T-shirts with black bottoms and shoes for both performances, and are permitted to wear this Shamrock Choir attire throughout the school day on Thursday. 


All student performers must arrive to their homeroom classrooms between 5:30 and 5:45pm; parents may pick up their children in their homeroom classrooms at the conclusion of the concert.  7th and 8th grade Shamrock Choir members are to meet in the middle school hallway.  Parents and students are reminded to stay throughout the whole concert and support ALL student performers!  

ˇLeyendo para Perú!- Reading for Peru

St. John Vianney School students will once again be participating in a Read-a-thon to raise funds to continue building the library collection for the children of our sister parish, Santisimo Sacramento, in Piura, Peru. The pledge drive will run May 4-10 and the Read-a-thon will run from May 11-17.  Forms were distributed to students and can also be found by clicking the following links:


Read-a-thon General Information 

Tracking Sheet 

Pledge Sponsor Sheet 


Students will also be participating in fun reading activities May 11-17.  Click here for a full description. 

May 11:  Drop Everything and Read

May 12:  Teacher Switcheroo- Teachers will read in each others' classrooms.

May 13:  Bedtime Stories- Students bring a flashlight and a stuffed animal and SJV will provide the milk and cookies.

May 14:  Buddies and Bubble gum- Students will read to each other and chew some bubble gum.  Bring along a book to share with your buddy. 

May 15:  Students will spend some time at the end of the day reading, weather permitting.    

Rainbow Olympics Volunteers Needed
Rainbow Olympics is a field day event.  A few parent volunteers are needed to help fun stations.  If you are able to lend a hand during Rainbow Olympics on the morning of May 22, please contact Mr. Jackson
Library Volunteers Needed
Parent volunteers are especially needed to help supervise middle school students who are studying in the library over the noon hour.  Please visit Sign Up Genius to pick up a volunteer slot.

There are still spaces left for for classroom helpers, too!

Mother-Daughter Dance sponsored by the 6th Grade Girl Scouts- Troop 2045 

Come and join us for the global adventure of a lifetime. Come to the Girl Scout Mother Daughter Dance!

Where: St. John Vianney School cafeteria

Who: All SJV mothers and daughters are invited

When: Saturday, May 16th from 6:30 to 8:30pm

Why: Celebrate moms and daughters and support Soles for Jesus

Bring: One pair of new or gently used shoes to donate to Soles for Jesus

Cost: $2 dollars each or $5 dollars per family

SJV Summer Camp

We are proud to announce that the SJV Summer Camp is back for its second year! 


New for this year:

  • The camp runs July 6-10 and 13-17 from 8:00-3:00.
  • Sign up for one week or two, depending on summer schedules
  • Opportunities for organized outdoor play (weather permitting) are offered every day at no extra charge.
  • A greater variety of classes, including new classes, such as engineering with Legos, drama, and dance, along with some of the old favorites like cooking, technology and art!

By clicking on our SJV Summer Camp link, you will find everything you need to know, including class offerings and descriptions, schedules, pricing and registration information. If you are interested, please print the catalog, register for classes and return to the school office with payment at your earliest convenience.  Please note that registration closes on Friday, May 15. Please direct any questions to Dan Demeter or Chris Gordon. Thank you for considering our great summer camp!  

Athletic News

Volleyball Registration 

Volleyball Registration is now open for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.  



Please find all volleyball forms on the SJV Volleyball Page of our website.



7th and 8th Grade:       8/10/15 and 8/12/15

5th and 6th Grade:       8/11/15


COACHES: STILL CALLING ALL interested parties; it is due to the efforts of volunteers and the gifts of your time that we are able to continue to offer an excellent athletics programs at SJV.  Each year, we are in need of coaches for boys and girls in grades 5-8. One of the ways that the athletic board will be supporting the coaches and assistants the upcoming season is a comprehensive coaches clinic that will support not only basic foundational skills and drills, but practice schedules and conditioning.  IF you are interested in learning more, please join us for an informational meeting on May 21 at 7:30pm.  Please email Nisha Weyker directly with interest or questions. 

Volleyball Skills Camp
A volleyball skills camp will be offered July 27-31 for boys and girls entering grades 5-8.  Please see the Volleyball Skills Camp Flyer for all the details and registration information.
Spartan Tennis Camp
Brookfield East will be the site of a summer tennis camp.  Programs run June 22- August 7.  Please click on the Spartan Tennis Camp Flyer for all the information.
Home & School News
End of Year Home and School Luncheon
All parents are invited to join in the year-end fun.  Plan on attending the parent luncheon at Vino Cappuccino on May 20 at 11:45am.  Enjoy pizza and conversation, say good bye to our departing 8th grade parents and say hello to our new members of the Home & School Association.  See the luncheon flyer for further details and to place your reservation.
Child Ministry

Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time will meet on Tuesday, May 12th 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 make a joyful noise unto the Lord.  Please join us for the last session of the school year. 


K3 Weekday Sunday School Program

Child Ministry is pleased to offer a program designed especially for three year olds.  It is a Sunday School format that meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:15-11:15am.  For many this is a first experience in a school setting that includes Bible stories, prayer, music, crafts, snacks, and so much more.  Class size is limited to the first ten children registered.  Please come to the Christian Formation Office for a registration form or for more details. 

Summer Vacation Bible School 2015

Children K4-5th grade are invited to EVEREST, June 22-26, 2015 from 9:00am to noon.  This week long adventure is full of music, Bible stories, prayer, games, crafts, snacks and so much more. Click here for the introduction letter and registration forms. Adult and teen volunteer forms are also included.   

Parish News

Please Lend a Hand! 

Many exciting jobs are available, sign up now for a shift or two, or three or four! at this year's festival, June 5, 6 and 7.  We are only at 25% of 1201 available slots for SJV's Festival which is only four weeks away!  Sign up now! 


Please use this link to view and sign up for available opportunities.

Important details for online sign up:

  • Online sign-ups take precedence over the hand-written ones in the Narthex
  • ONE NAME PER LINE, please
  • Please use upper and lower case lettering when entering name
  • Please ask your teenage/high school student to gather their friends to work in Parking- they receive a FREE t-shirt and beverages
    (ahem, non-alcoholic) during their shift!

If you have problems registering or would like additional information, please contact the SJV festival volunteer organizer and SJV School parent/SJV catechist Kathy Uy 262-782-6778.  Thank you for being the best part of SJV's largest annual fundraiser- the warm, welcoming, friendly faces! 

Please click to read Archbishop Listecki's column, Love One Another .
Memorial Day Service at Calvary Cemetary
You are invited to an outdoor Mass with Archbishop Listecki on Memorial Day, May 25 at 10:00am.  Mass will be followed by a patriotic program.  See the Memorial Day Service Flyer for further information.
Community News

Spotlight Youth Theater proudly presents: The Music Man, Junior  

We are excited to have eight SJV students in this production- Genevieve Baynes, Ella and Riley Connelly, Luc Demmon, Ellen, Emily and Erin Fricker and Olivia Kroeplin

We would love to see many SJV faces in the audience. Shows are:

  • Friday May 8 - 7:00pm
  • Saturday May 9 - 2:00 and 6:00pm
  • Sunday May 10 - 3:00pm

Performances are at St. Thomas More High School- 2601 E. Morgan Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207

For tickets go to or talk to one of the SJV families and they would be happy to help you get tickets.  Spotlight's goal is to "reflect Christ through the performing arts." 

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17500 W. Gebhardt Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53045