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MAPS Testing Window
Students in grades K5-8 will be participating in MAPS testing September 10-September 24.
SJV Highlights
Students in Mrs. McRae's class practice their skills at math stations.
First Graders in Mrs. Klement's class played reading games during Reading Center time.
The third graders combined science and their artistic imagination to create the four stages of a complete metamorphosis.
Click on the links below to lend a hand to events in our school community.
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. 
September 9, 2015
Our MAP (Measures of Academic Progress®) testing window is September 10-24. We give students MAP tests to determine your child's instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year and from year to year in the areas of reading and math (K-2) and reading, language arts, and math (3-8). The classroom teachers and resource teachers use this data, along with other classroom-based measures, to form instructional groups that provide support and enrichment for our children in all content and co-curricular areas. MAP tests allow teachers to keep track of progress and growth in skill areas. They let teachers know where a child's strengths are and if help is needed in any specific areas. This assessment provides teachers with an efficient way to assess achievement levels of learners so they can spend more time teaching and less time administering individual diagnostic tests.

MAP tests are unique in that they are adaptive tests your child takes on a computer, meaning the test became more difficult the more questions your child answered correctly. When your child incorrectly answered a question, the test became easier. Therefore, your child took a test specifically created for his or her learning level. In addition, your child should have had the opportunity to learn the information presented on the test because the tests are aligned with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee curriculum.

The students taking MAPS for primary (Grades K5-2) have a reading and a math assessment, each taking approximately 20-30 minutes. Students in grades 3-8 taking MAPS have a reading, language and math assessment, each taking about 45 minutes. (Please note the tests are not timed- these are approximations). The testing window is two weeks long to accommodate all of the grade levels, but your child will only be taking 2-3 tests during that window, depending on their grade level.

We are truly excited to begin a new era that focuses on every child's individual growth and achievement. If you have questions or do not wish for your child to participate in this assessment measure, please contact Dan Demeter or Courtney Albright.

For more information on resources for parents, see the Parent Toolkit.
 
Positively SJV,
All School Liturgy
All School Liturgy
All are welcome to pray with us at our next All-School Liturgy on Wednesday, September 16.  Mass will be prepared by Mr. Dempsey's homeroom. 
School News
Welcome Mrs. Sharon Heinen-
Middle School Science Teacher

B.S. Elementary Education - Cardinal Stritch University, Minor in Literacy
   
I am so excited for my first year of teaching st SJV! I graduated in May, while completing my student teaching placements in the West Bend area. I currently reside in Richfield with my husband, Dave, who is an elevator mechanic. In my free time I enjoy cooking, reading, cheering on my favorite WI teams and spending time with family and friends. I have a passion for traveling and spent majority of my summer outside of Wisconsin. 
 
Personal Goals: My goal for this school year is to create a fun, hands-on and supportive classroom. I would like to assist my students succeed to the best of their abilities to become life-long learners and positive role models within their communities.
Chip Brewster with Real Milwaukee on Fox 6 is coming to SJV!
The Roving reporter of Real Milwaukee, Chip Brewster, will be at SJV on Monday, September 14, to kick-off our annual Coats for Kids collection.  Because of our long-standing support of this drive- 22 years!- Chip Brewster will be here to report on this annual tradition.  It will be a fun and exciting morning!

Donate Now as we want to have a large collection of coats here before Chip Brewster's arrival on Monday.  We know it is hard to think about looking at your warm coats while it still is warm outside, but please consider donating your gently used coats by Monday!  Coats would be extra appreciated by Monday, September 14, but will be collected until Monday, September 28.  These coats will benefit many children, some even in our own community, and will keep them warm through the long Wisconsin winter.  Thank you for your support of this most worthwhile service project in which our students can practice the Corporal Works of Mercy in a meaningful way.
Sign up your whole family for a two-mile walk to benefit Catholic education.
The walk will be on October 17 at 10:00am at Mount Mary University.  Registration is FREE
until September 21.
 
Pledges go towards tuition assistance at SJV, so please donate generously.  Last year's walker count was 199; this year let's surpass the 200 mark!

Click here to register and join the SJV Shamrocks!  
Shamrock Shout Out
It goes without saying that our teachers at St. John Vianney School are incredible educators. Year after year, they continue to attain the highest standards at both the elementary and middle school levels. In our Shamrock Shout Out blog, we want to feature one of these wonderful educators each month, and peek into his or her life both inside and outside the classroom. Take a moment to read about Mrs. Deb Blaha, our Middle School Math Teacher.
SJV Basketball
Registration Due:  Sept. 30
Basketball registration for the 2015-16 season is now open for 5th to 8th grade St. John Vianney School and Christian Formation children.

For more information and to register on-line, see our Basketball Webpage found here.

Registration closes Wednesday, September 30.
Forms and fees can be turned in to the Parish or School office to the attention of Athletics.
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
Scrip News
Scrip is off to a great start!
Thank you, families, for ordering SCRIP! Since we have a shortened week, your SCRIP order will be available on Friday in the offices or check your child's backpack. Going forward, we will be placing our next order on Monday at 8:30am. They will be ready to pick up on Thursday, our regular
schedule.   For our online customers, check for special deals coming your way. September 14 is a Thanks-scripping day which offers additional rebates on ScripNow and Reloads. For those of you that wish to sign up for online ordering, our SJV online code is B13DA8633L15. If you have questions about the signup process or about SCRIP in general, please contact Martha Connelly, Amy Lodes, or Janet Fisher.
Schwan's 
Have you taken a look at all that Schwan's has to offer? Did you know there are gluten-free, vegetarian and heart healthy options? With so many options, you're sure to find products that you'll enjoy. Don't forget about those after school snacks. Kids love the chicken fries and edamame. Quick and easy options and you're supporting Home and School.

Our campaign is underway and we are on our way to earning an out of uniform pass, but we can't do it without your help. Please remember to purchase the eGift card before checking out. This will help us to maximize our profits this month. From now until September 30th, each $25 eGift Card is worth $10 - that's 40% profit!

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?   Call Kris Tontis if you have any questions. 
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
Attention All SJV Alumni
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oin our new Facebook group, "Alumni of St. John Vianney (SJV) Catholic School- Brookfield" to reconnect with old friends and stay in touch with what is happening today at the school. Invite your old classmates. It is open to any former student or faculty of St. John Vianney Catholic School in Brookfield, WI. Once a Shamrock, always a Shamrock!

Parish News
The Mercy of God Revealed Through the Sacraments of the Church- 
A Series of Presentations for Adult Formation
Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year, the Year of Mercy, a time for the Church to celebrate God's unimaginable, overarching mercy to the world.  St. John Vianney will offer six opportunities to learn more about how the Sacraments reveal the Mercy of the Father.  Please click here for the list of presentations to be held in the Presentation Hall at St. John Vianney.
Please click to read Archbishop Listecki's column, Love One Another  .
Community
Girl Scout Day of Play 
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE) invites girls in grades K-12, their families and friends to kick, swing, hula, and blast into the Day of Play on Saturday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Families can choose from three fun-filled locations for this free event:

Not a Girl Scout? Not a problem! This is a great way to discover first-hand how Girl Scouts is a place to try new things and be yourself. If your girl wants to continue the fun, she can even sign up for Girl Scouts that day.
No registration necessary. For more information, please visit the Day of Play website or call 800-565-4475.
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