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August 18, 2015
Well, it's hard to believe that it's back to school week, but here we are!  For me personally, it's been one of the fastest summers of my life, but also one of the most exciting, too!  The staff came back today for our three days of in-service.  As the staff makes our preparations for the new school year, it is always great to have everyone back together and to meet our new staff members. Each year, the staff has a different theme that we base our staff message around.  This year, our theme is "Opening the Doors to Faith, Excellence, and Community.  Pope Francis has declared 2015-2016 to be a Holy Year, which usually takes place every 25 years.  This year's focus will be mercy, which Francis has declared one of the most important themes of his papacy.  Normally, the Holy Doors to St. Peter's Basilica are bricked up, not allowing people to pass through.  However, during a Holy Year the bricks are removed and people are able to pass through this very special door. What a perfect image to use as we begin our journey together into the upcoming school year.  The bricks have been removed and we are free to journey together into a new school year!
I invite you to come along and join  us on the exciting journey into the new school year.  It is a time for excitement, joy and enthusiasm.  We have a wonderful school, filled with wonderful people, and I for one, cannot wait for it to begin!  Thank you to everyone for supporting Saint John Vianney School and making it the great place that it is. 
I am looking forward to seeing everyone at Orientation Day on Friday to open those doors!
School News
Recess Monitor Needed- 1 Hour per Full School Day: We are looking for an individual to collaborate with faculty and administration in supporting the mission and goals of the school. The individual would provide outdoor supervision for safe play during lunchtime recess, provide hallway supervision to promote safe and orderly transitions, and provide indoor supervision during inclement lunchtime recess. Interested people should contact Dan Demeter for more information about this opportunity.

The School and Parish Offices will be closed on Wednesday, August 19 so all staff may attend the Staff Day of Reflection.
School Pictures - Online ordering available
School pictures are taken on Orientation Day (Friday, August 21). Students do not wear their uniforms for pictures. Order forms for both the pictures and yearbooks are enclosed in the summer parent packet. Please note the order form for the yearbook is separate from the school picture order form.

No need to send cash or flyer back to school when you order online.
  • See more options available online
  • Use credit card or PayPal on our secure site 
  • Picture Day: Friday, August 21 
  • Picture Day ID: MB195151Q0 
School Supplies
Back to school sales have already been spotted in the stores.  Follow this link to find the 2015-2016 School Supply Lists.  The lists are also on our website under Parent Resources.
Parent Information Night- August 27 at 6:30pm
All parents are invited to attend Parent Information Night (PIN Night). This event will give parents the opportunity to learn more about their children's teachers and classroom policies and procedures.  
Gather in the Church for welcome, prayer, introduction of Teachers, School Board and Home and School Executive Board Leaders and announcements. Classroom visits will follow.
Donations Requested for K4 and K5

Mrs. Andrucci is looking for 60 matchbox-type cars for an alphabet game. If you have any that are no longer being played with, she and her students could put them to good use!

This year Mrs. McRae is transforming her housekeeping center into a new imaginative play center each month. Many of you have some awesome jobs and she was wondering if you could help her collect some items? Some of the things she was hoping to collect would be items to make a doctor's office, a vet, restaurant items, grocery store, etc. If you have any items that may be of use for her classroom, please drop them off in the school office.  Her students would truly appreciate it! Thanks.

Home & School News
Back to School Bash- August 28, 6:00-8:00pm
School is almost in session so plan on to bringing the whole family for the Back to School Bash. The bash will be on Friday, August 28  from 6:00-8:00pm. Bring a lawn chair and snack on popcorn and ice cream and enjoy live music by the Extra Crispy Brass Band.  This is a great opportunity to hang out with both returning and new SJV families!

** Volunteers are needed to make this event run smoothly.  Check out our volunteer page on Sign Up Genius.
School Pak Pick up
If you ordered school supplies through School Pak, Steph Walsh will be at school on Thursday, August 20 from 1:30-3:30 outside the school office with your order. Can't make it on Thursday? Your child's order will be waiting for them in their classroom on Orientation Day (Friday, August 21).
Back to School Teacher Luncheon
Thursday August 20th - Please help us to welcome the teachers back for a great school year by donating lunch items for the teacher luncheon.  Click here to sign up.  If you have any questions or problems with the link, please email Steph Rossi.  Thank you for your generous donations and help in making this luncheon a success.
Orientation Day help needed.
Hello SJV families - We look forward to seeing your family at SJV's Orientation Day on Friday, August 21. To make this morning a success, we are in need of middle school students and adult volunteers.
There are several opportunities for you and your middle schooler to volunteer for a short shift and still have plenty of time to accomplish all of your family's own Orientation Day tasks (submitting forms, visiting classrooms, having school pictures taken, etc.) 
Volunteer hours for middle school students will count toward the annual student service hour requirements.
Questions? Please email Kathy Fairbanks.

Middle School Students who want to volunteer:
Adults who want to volunteer:
Alumni News
SJV Alum Receives JSEA Award
SJV Alumni, Kevin Cekanor, was selected as the winner of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA) Award for the Class of 2015 at Marquette University High School (MUHS).
All young men who graduate from MUHS have completed a program of formation that strives to develop in each person the characteristics and qualities that reflect the tradition and ideals of Jesuit Education. Each graduate is provided with and asked to respond generously to the challenge to become a young man who is: Seeking Intellectual Excellence, Open to Growth, Religious, Loving and Committed to Justice. The JSEA Award annually recognizes the student that most exemplifies these five qualities of the "Graduate at Graduation" and is voted on by all faculty and staff at MUHS. It is a significant honor for Kevin to be the recipient of this award. He was selected as the winner from a class of 248 students. It is also an affirmation of the formation provided by St. John Vianney prior to him being a student at MUHS.

- Jeff Monday, Principal, MUHS

This fall, Kevin will be attending Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. He plans to study sports marketing/sports management. Kevin will be part of the Community-Engaged Fellowship who are involved in a host of diverse, hands-on community opportunities throughout the Cincinnati region drawing upon principles of social justice, community building and public policy. They are guided by faculty and community engagement professionals on campus and in the field. This is a four-year scholarship opportunity awarded to eight first-year students who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership or initiative in the area of community engagement or service through their school, community or church, and who have shown high academic achievement.
Parish News
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