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LUNCH SERVERS 
Contact Mary Claire Barker if you would like to help serve hot lunch during the noon hour or see the Volunteer Spot link on the Weekly.

OFFICE HELPER 
Contact Janelle Peterson if you would like to help watch the front desk during the noon hour one day per month from 12:15- 1:00pm.
 
HEALTH ROOM 
Contact Ellen Butler, health room coordinator, if you would like to volunteer in the health room.  Medical skills not required- just the ability to provide TLC. 
SJV Highlights
4G students participated in an engineering "Marshmallow Challenge" as a team building exercise and demonstrated great collaboration and building skills!
Friends in Mrs. Klement's class play Math Center Games during the first week of school.
Students in Mrs. Okruhlica's class act out their spelling words through a bend and stretch exercise that follows the length of the letters.
September 1, 2015
We are off and running and we have the first week under our belts! It was great to have our hallways filled with energy, excitement and learning again! Thank you to everyone who made last week a huge success! One of the highlights of my first week was going out into the classrooms to see all of the amazing things our teachers and students are doing every day. Here are just a few examples:
  • 1st grade art students created self-portraits
  • Middle school students discussed presidential candidates in social studies and wrote about a scientific event from their summer in science class
  • 4th grade students created structures using pasta and marshmallows to work on team building
  • 5th grade students rapped, sang, and created their own experiments to study the scientific method.
Great job everyone! Here are some the highlights and reminders for this week:

  • Welcome to our friends from Peru!- Fr. Joe Uhen, Edith and Veronica from our sister parish, Santísimo Sacramento Parish in Peru, will be with us for all-school Mass this Wednesday. In addition, the 1st-8th graders from St. Anthony on the Lake will be joining us for Mass, as they are also a sister parish with Santísimo Sacramento. After we celebrate mass together, Fr. Joe will speak to all of the students about life in Peru and the important relationship between the parishes. The St. Anthony students will then take a few minutes to visit our classrooms. Please note that the all-school Mass will begin at 8:30am on Wednesday morning.
  • September 1st - World Day of Prayer - Pope Francis has asked us to set aside today, September 1, as a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The prayer day will be celebrated in line with the Church's day for the protection of the environment. Here is a brief prayer in commemoration of this special day:
         O Lord, good Father, who in your providence have entrusted the earth to the human race, grant, we pray, that we may care for all of creation and with your help restore all that has been marred, so that you may cause the seeds of justice and the fruits of charity to spring up in our hearts. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.  Amen.
  • Traffic Reminders - Thank you to everyone who has been cooperative with the new traffic pattern for pick up and drop off. Things seems to be going smoother each day as we get into a rhythm and get more comfortable with things. We ask that you please use the car line if possible when picking up and dropping off. We realize there will be those times when you need to park on the parish side and walk in, but for safety purposes, we prefer that you utilize the car line. Thank you!
Positively SJV,
All School Liturgy
All School Liturgy- Sept. 2 at 8:30am
All are welcome to pray with us at our next All-School Liturgy on Wednesday, September 2.  Fr. Joe Uhen from Peru will be presiding.  Fr. Knippel and Fr. Zimmer will be concelebrating.  Students from St. Anthony on the Lake Parish School will be our guests for Mass.  Mass will begin at 8:30am.
School News
Test Message- One Call Now
One Call Now is the company we use to send parents urgent or emergency alerts.  This would include informing parents of weather-related closings, early school closings, the departure of very late school buses or other emergencies.

We will be sending a test message to all of your contact points (provided by you on the sheet in the parent packets) on Thursday, September 3. 
SJV Strings Program
Any student in grade 1-8 who is interested in playing in SJV's string program is encouraged to join!  Students in the strings program may choose the violin, viola, or cello and receive a weekly lesson (during the school day) and also attend a weekly group rehearsal (after school).  Registration was due on Friday, but if you are interested in joining please email Mrs. Revers at as soon as possible.  The more, the merrier!
Hot Lunch Servers- Volunteers Needed
Help is needed to help serve hot lunch to our students.  Please consider helping on one or more days.  Visit Volunteer Spot to see which slots are still available.  It works in three easy steps:
 
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.
 
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
Home & School News
Home & School Meeting
All are invited to the first Home and School meeting of the year, Tuesday, September 8th at 8:15am in room P209.  Stop by to learn about upcoming events, hear from different committee chairs and hear updates and news from our Principal and President.  We will try to keep our business meeting to an hour with an "off the record" time for socializing to follow.  A full agenda is included here.  See you there!
Thank You From Home and School
A big THANK YOU to Kathy Fairbanks for organizing and running such a successful Orientation day.  Thank you also to all of those parents and middle school students who volunteered and made the day a success.  
 
Another big THANK YOU to Ann Marie Hess for organizing and running our Back to School Bash.  It was a fun-filled night.  Thank you also to those parents and middle school students who volunteered.
Chess Club
If your child is interested in joining the Chess Club for the fall session, your registration form must be postmarked by September 11.  Click here for the registration form which includes all the information you need to know, including the dates and times.
Spirit Wear
The SJV Spirit Wear Website is closing on Thursday! DON'T DELAY - time is running out to order your SJV spirit wear items!  The website will close at midnight this Thursday, September 3.  All orders placed during this time will be available for pick-up at school in mid-September.  You will be contacted when the orders are ready.  This will be our last order until November- just in time for the holidays!   
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either Jen Doyle or Allison Rusch.
 
Click here to place your SJV Spirit Wear order.
Schwan's
Have you helped us to earn our out of uniform day yet? We are excited to be partnering with Schwan's Fundraising again this year. Our goal is to sell 200 - $25 eGift Cards by September 30th so that the whole school receives an out of uniform day! Think you can do it? It's SO easy!   From now until September 30th, each $25 eGift Card is worth $10 - that's 40% profit! Please purchase the eGift Card prior to checking out to maximize our profits.  Follow this link to Schwan's.  
You can purchase one eGift Card per email address. Use all of those emails - work, home, family, etc. Questions? Contact Kris Tontis.
It's Trivia Time- October 17
Come one, come all, for 10 times the fun!  It's time for SJV's annual trivia night.  10 Categories, 10 ?'s per Category, 10 People on a Team, $10 per person
When: Saturday, October 17 in the School Cafeteria 
Doors will open at 6:30pm and play begins at 7:00pm
Contact Heather Kormanik by email or phone (262-439-9164) to register your team.
Soda, water and light snacks to be provided.
You may bring your own alcoholic beverages.
Click here for the Trivia Night Registration Flyer
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Alumni News
Aaron Small graduated from SJV in 2011 and went on to attend Marquette University High School where he graduated in 2015.  While at MUHS, Aaron played soccer for all  four years and participated in intramurals. He was actively involved as a member of the Admissions Homeroom, the German Club and the German Exchange Program. Aaron served as a member of
the Campus Ministry Leadership Team, the Freshman Retreat Crew and as a Kairos Retreat Leader.
Aaron earned First Honors for eight straight semesters. Aaron also gave back to his alma mater by coaching
8th grade basketball at SJV from 2011 to 2015.  Aaron will attend the University of Michigan this fall where he hopes to double major in Finance and German.
Parish News
Please click to read Archbishop Listecki's column, Love One Another .
Community
BCHS Cheer Clinics
Click to learn more about the Cheer Clinic that will be held at Brookfield Central on Thursday, September 10.   This clinic is open to girls ages 5-14 and participants will cheer at a football game on September 11.

Click here to learn more about the Cheer Clinic that will be held at Brookfield Central on Friday, October 16.  This clinic is open to girls in grades K-8.  Participants will cheer at that evening's football game.
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