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Weekly Highlights
Congratulations to Father Schumaker!  He is celebrating the second anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood!

The 6th grade Girl Scouts did an amazing job on the Around the World Mother/Daughter Dance on Saturday.  Everyone had a great time doing crafts from different countries, sampling food and dancing.  In addition to all the fun, they collected over 100 pairs of shoes to be donated to Soles for Jesus. Thanks to all who came and donated to this great charity! 

Fifth graders enjoyed a picnic lunch in the sun and a viewing of the musical, The Music Man.
Students of all ages had fun reading bedtime stories.  They brought stuffed animals, blankets and flashlights to use while reading for Peru.  For extra fun, they read while having cookies and milk.

8th grade and 3rd grade buddies shared "bubble gum reading time". Both classes brought favorite stories to share. 

The band students had a superior finish at the recent contest held in Illinois.
Something fishy was going on in middle schools science class!  Students worked on dissecting fish.

3rd-5th grade Art Club wrapped up last week. The students had a great time weaving t-shirt rugs on hula hoops. 

SJV 6th grade students visited St. Francis Seminary.  Father Philip Schumaker celebrated Mass with the children. After liturgy they all took the challenge to climb to the top of the dome, played in the gym, and enjoyed some old-fashioned bowling. 

Fourth grade students attended the ordination of Fr. Mauricio Fernandez.  He had visited the SJV fourth graders as part of our Seminarian Connection.
May 19, 2015

Last Wednesday the Home and School Committee hosted a principal's coffee so family and friends of St. John Vianney School could ask questions, review data, examine evidence and discuss growth indicators to better understand our school as a vital and evolving learning community. Artifacts from our recent re-accreditation self-study, curriculum documents, instructional materials currently under review and more were available so that SJV school parents and interested others could view first-hand evidence of school success.


Our self-study and program growth continues. Yesterday, after dismissal, the primary, intermediate, and middle school instructional teams met to review the most current student data for the purpose of examining trends and targeting grade specific performance information. Today, members of the Learning Support leadership team will gather with administrators and teachers throughout the Archdiocese of Milwaukee to review our school performance data within the context of the broader archdiocesan community. Why are these efforts so important? Because ultimately, the motivation behind every activity and every discussion is our commitment to provide the highest level of service to each individual student. That service is founded on low student-teacher ratios so that your child gets personalized attention from skilled and compassionate teachers. That service is evidenced in differentiated lessons that provide the appropriate level of challenge for students at grade level, those who struggle, and those who perform at the highest academic levels.


If you were not able to join last Wednesday, please know that we extend an open invitation for you to come in to meet with us to ask questions and discuss growth indicators. We are happy to talk with you about programs, but even more importantly, we are ready to talk with you about your individual child.



All School Liturgy
All-School Liturgy
All are invited to celebrate All-School Liturgy with us on Wednesday, May 20 at 8:05am.  Mass will be prepared by Mrs. Drees's second grade class. 

School News
Friday, May 22
Rainbow Olympics will be held on Friday, May 22.  All students may come out of uniform, following the guidelines in the parent handbook.  8th Grade students should wear their class T-shirts.  Mr. Jackson could still use some volunteers for this event, so please email him if you are able to help out.  School will dismiss at 11:30am.
Grills and Guitars Concert- Cancelled
The Grills and Guitars concerts scheduled for May 26 has been cancelled.
Iowa Test Results
Iowa test results have been received and will be sent home on Thursday, May 21.  If you have questions regarding the results of your third, fifth or seventh grader, please contact your child's homeroom teacher, Courtney Albright or Chris Gordon.

Hot Lunch Balances 

Just a reminder to all SJV families- the balance in your child's hot lunch account will carry over to next year. For the 8th graders, the balance will go to their next sibling, or will be refunded, if over $5, if there are no sibling accounts. For account balances of graduates with no younger siblings and non-returning students that are less than $5, reimbursement is made only if requested in writing. We would appreciate any negative balances zeroed out by the last day of school. Happy Summer from the cafeteria staff - Claudia Towne, Judi Sottile, Jane Suro, Sue Stepp, Kelly Feng and Mary Claire Barker.

Attention Library Lovers!  It is inventory time!  

We will be in the process of inventorying the library from Tuesday, May 26 to Wednesday, June 3 and we need lots of helpers.  Please consider signing up to help out on sign up genius!  If you are unable to commit to a larger block of time, please consider just dropping by to help out if you have some spare time.   The directions, materials, and some light snacks will be provided for all helpers! 

ˇLeyendo para Perú!- Reading for Peru

The read-a-thon period is now over and we hope the students read some great books!  Please collect your pledges and turn them in to the office by Friday, May 22. 

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.

Parent Directory Artwork Needed
Artwork is needed from students to place on the covers of the 2015-2016 parent phone directory.  Interested students should create artwork following the guidelines:
  • Click here for the artwork form
  • Use a thin marker so copies are clear
  • Include the following in your artwork:  St. John Vianney, 262-796-3942 and 2015-2016

Please turn in all artwork by Friday, May 29. 

K5 Announcements  

K5 is looking for any extra miscellaneous art materials which may be gathering dust at your home. We are looking for items like fabric scraps, ribbon, yarn, buttons, zig-zag scissors etc.


K5 is also looking for a handy man or woman who could help us construct new inns for our Nativity play (nothing too fancy- thinking wood and hinges). If you think you could help us, please contact either Mrs. McRae or Ms. Rittgers

FIRST Lego League
Are you interested in finding out more about FIRST Lego League?  Come to P202 on May 21 any time between 3:00-4:30pm to see what it is all about and test out some of the models.  Sign up and team formation for current 2nd-7th graders is taking place now.  We need parent co-coaches! Email Meghan Klinck or call 414-870-5264 with questions or to request a registration form.

SJV Summer Camp

Sign up now- Applications are still being accepted! Camp Sessions are July 6-10 and July 13-17 


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.  Please direct any questions to Dan Demeter or Chris Gordon. Thank you for considering our great summer camp!  

Home & School News
End of Year Home and School Luncheon- Reserve Your Spot Now
All parents are invited to join in the year-end fun.  Plan on attending the Home & School Parent Luncheon at Vino Cappuccino on May 20 at 11:45am.  Enjoy pizza, salad 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.
Uniform Resale
Attention SJV Families- It is time for the annual uniform resale!
Uniform Drop Off in P210:  Monday, June 1 from 8:00am-12:00pm
Uniform Resale in P210:  Monday, June 1 from 3:00-6:00pm and Tuesday, June 2 from 8:00am-12:00pm
Mark your calendars now and then watch the Shamrock Weekly and Parish Bulletin for further details!

Home & School is Needing YOUR Talent

In order to offer quality programming for our students and be a support to our teachers, Home and School needs involvement from all families.  Currently, there are openings in the following committees:   

  • Orientation Day- One-morning event.  Framework all in place, need one person to carry out.  Planning & emailing during summer.
  • Public Relations- Need 2 people.  Gather & write up news for Brookfield Now.  Done weekly.
  • Forensics- Parent helper for Forensic teachers- send emails, help with registration, etc.  Season begins after Christmas.
  • Strings Parent Helper- Support Strings teacher- send emails, create signup lists when needed, etc.
  • Hot Lunch Servers- contact person for Hot Lunch Servers.  Help with sign up at Orientation Day, develop substitute list
  • Secret Santa-Need 2 people.  Shop, price and set up Santa Shop. (shopping already done for this year)
  • Hospitality- Purchase food, drinks & set out at meetings & H&S sponsored events.   Expenses are reimbursed.
  • Schwan's- Contact person.  Advertise & market program.

These are brief descriptions of the duties and responsibilities.  Clare Lange and Janet Fisher would be glad to tell you more about them and arrange for the outgoing chairperson to meet with you.  Thanks for stepping forward! 

Only Two SCRIP Sales Remain

School is winding down for another year and so is your opportunity to purchase SCRIP!  Just two sale dates are left.  We will order on Tuesday, May 26, the day after Memorial Day and Monday, June 1st.  It is the season for graduations, end of the year gifts, vacations and summer plans so keep SCRIP in mind when making those kind of purchases.  Of course SCRIP is great to use all year round for gas, groceries, and restaurants.  We would like to encourage you to plan ahead for the month of June and make those SCRIP purchases in the next two weeks.   We will be announcing our July and August order dates soon.  If you have any questions, please contact Martha Connelly, Amy Lodes or Janet Fisher

Hip Hip Hooray, It's Independence Day!

We are excited to announce SJV is participating in Brookfield's July 4th Parade! I have volunteered to help organize this event for the school, but as Uncle Sam would say, "We Want You" to help make it happen!


Does your child participate in a school sport or club that would be interested in walking together in the parade? Or would your family like to pass out candy to spectators as you show your school spirit? Have your kids always wanted to be in a parade instead of watching one? This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our great nation's independence with fellow classmates and school families.


Please contact  Ann Marie Hess if your group or family is interested in celebrating July 4th "SJV style". Let Freedom Ring!  

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. 

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.  Please 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! 

Organ Blessing and Recital  Our recently installed organ will be dedicated with a blessing and recital on Sunday, May 31 at 3:00pm.

Well-known local organist and recitalist, Sr. Mary Jane Wagner, SSSF, will perform works by J. S. Bach, Langlais, Durufle, Manz and others. Sr. Mary Jane has selected a program that showcases the wide range of sounds and tonal quality that our Allen Renaissance Quantum organ can produce. A reception will follow the recital in the Narthex. Please join us as we celebrate this marvelous instrument that leads us in worship every day.

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

Great Memorial Day Savings from DENNIS! 

Save 15% on all online purchases on May 22, 23, 24 & 25 plus get FREE SHIPPING on orders over $85!  Shop online-  Remember you can purchase Dennis Uniform Scrip to earn even more for you and SJV! 

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Brookfield, WI 53045