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Students in grades K5-8 will be participating in MAPS testing September 10-September 24.
SJV Highlights
The Coats for Kids collection is well under way!  On the kick-off day of the drive, we collected 25 bags with 10 coats in each (plus one extra!) for a total of 251 coats!  Let's keep  the coats coming! Follow this link to see the video clips from our visit from Chip Brewster of Real Milwaukee.
First graders used QR readers to review their spelling patterns.
The first graders in 1W met their buddies last Friday.  They enjoyed spending time together outside.
The students in both second grades were busy building models of blood. They were able to see the plasma, red and white blood cells, and platelets. They learned what each part does to keep their bodies healthy. It was fun working with students from the other class.
Second graders used their lung power to blow up balloons, make bubbles and to race puff balls by blowing into straws. They experienced how powerful their lungs are.
After reading about science tools, third graders identified science tools with a definition and then located them at stations located around the room.
Click on the links below to lend a hand to events in our school community.
LUNCH SERVERS 
If you would like to help serve hot lunch during the noon hour, see the sign up on Volunteer Spot.

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. Sign up for a day/month or as a sub.

LIBRARY HELPERS
Click on the links to help be a library helper in a particular classroom.  Library helpers read to the students and help check out books.  The middle school helpers chaperone in the library while the middle students work during their resource time.

Mrs. Andreucci- AM Class
Mrs. Andreucci- PM Class
Kindergarten
Mrs. Klement
Mrs. Williams
Second Grade
Ms. Novy
Mrs. Okruhlica
Ms. Bremer
Mrs. Grzeszczak
Mrs. Scaffidi
Mr. Stemper
Middle School Resource 
September 15, 2015
Many of you have probably been wondering how technology will look this school year, without a designated technology teacher. This year, we have shifted our focus from technology as a "special class," to integration within the classroom. Technology, when integrated into the curriculum, revolutionizes the learning process. More and more studies show that technology integration in the curriculum improves students' learning processes and outcomes. Teachers who recognize computers as problem-solving tools change the way they teach. They move from a behavioral approach to a more constructivist approach. Technology and interactive multimedia are more conducive to project-based learning. Students are engaged in their learning using these powerful tools, and can become creators and critics instead of just consumers.
 
Successful integration requires a shift away from the computer lab model where students are scheduled for a computer time each week to an integration model where technology is used when needed to support teaching and learning. By shifting the focus to technology integration rather than technology as a subject, we can begin to use our computers to support the philosophy of inquiry based approach to teaching and learning. Each K5-5th grade teacher has scheduled computer lab time because there are those times when planned lab time is necessary, but such planned time will be based on supporting curriculum goals. As an example, here is a standard from the 3rd grade writing curriculum that integrates technology:
 
W.3.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
 
All of our teachers will work hard this year to ensure that all of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee curriculum standards for technology have been met, just like in previous years.
 
Another reason for technology integration is the necessity of today's students to have 21st century skills, which include,
  • personal and social responsibility
  • planning, critical thinking, reasoning, and creativity
  • strong communication skills, both for interpersonal and presentation needs
  • cross-cultural understanding
  • visualizing and decision making
  • knowing how and when to use technology and choosing the most appropriate tool for the task
 
We are very excited about this opportunity to integrate technology into our curriculum to continue to build on our already strong technology program at SJV.

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
Coats for Kids Collection
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. Coats 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.
Laudate Choir Has Begun
Enrollment for the Laudate Children's has begun and rehearsals are in full swing. The Laudate Choir sings twice a month at the Sunday Mass. The children help lead the congregation in singing the hymns and acclamations during the mass, as well as provide preludes and communion meditations. The children join the Parish Choir singing liturgies during Holy Week and present a concert at area senior living communities during the Christmas Season.
Contact Vincent LaTona, Associate Director of Liturgy, 262 796-3946, Ext. 1115 with any questions or for more information.
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.
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!  
Home & School News
Dine Out with SJV at Panera September 29; 4:00-8:00pm  
Please come to Panera Bread at Ruby Isle in Brookfield on Tuesday, September 29th from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Print a flyer or show it on your smartphone/tablet and SJV can receive up to 20% of your purchases. Enjoy a dinner out and help support SJV at the same time!
Scrip News - Dine Out at Panera!
Unfortunately, we have some changes to our vendor list.  Jamba Juice and KFC will no longer be participating in SCRIP and it seems Blaze Pizza will not be joining our scrip list at this point. If you have existing Jamba Juice and KFC cards, they will work fine, however, you will be unable to purchase new ones.  Looking ahead, will have a Dine Out on September 29 from 4:00-8:00pm at Panera Bread.  Purchase your SCRIP cards next Monday and support SJV two ways! If you have questions, please contact Martha Connelly, Amy Lodes or Janet Fisher.
Schwan's 
Still haven't tried Schwan's? Well today is your lucky day! Right now first time customers are eligible to receive 50% OFF on purchases up to $100. That's a maximum savings of $50! Enter coupon code FIFTYOFF when placing your order. Don't forget to purchase your eGift cards prior to check out. 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. Contact  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!

Child Ministry
Children's Liturgy of the Word       
Meets every Saturday at the 4:30pm Mass and on Sunday at the 11:00am Mass.  Children K4-4th grade are invited to participate and no registration is needed.  Parents are welcome to visit anytime and we especially encourage you to bring your young child the first time or until they feel more comfortable.  Come hear the Word of God! Click here for the flyer
 
Tiny Tot Time Begins Again
Moms, Dads, Grandparents, bring your little ones ages one to five for an hour of story time, activities, music, and snack.  We meet one Tuesday a month and our first gathering will be Tuesday, September 22nd at 10:00am in the Church Hall.  Each month we will celebrate a different theme.  Please feel free to drop in or let us know you are coming by calling Dawn Van Dorf at 796-3944 x1117.  We hope you will join us! Click here for the flyer
 
Parents of Second Graders
At St. John Vianney, children in second grade receive both First Reconciliation and First Communion.  Parents of children who wish to receive these sacraments this year are asked to attend a parent/child meeting on Sunday, October 4th from 9:30-10:45am OR Wednesday, October 7th from 5:00-6:15pm in the Presentation Hall.  Children will have their own session during this time in the Church Hall.
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
Events at Pius XI High School
Please click on the link to learn more about fall events at Pius XI High School.
Brookfield Central Pom/Dance Clinic
Click here to learn more about the Pom/Dance 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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17500 W. Gebhardt Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53045