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SJV Highlights
The SJV Faculty had a fun and productive day providing service to both the Hebron House and the Hunger Task Force Farm.
Third graders in Ms. Novy's class painted fabulously freakish fall trees!
The 6th grade girls  took 2nd place in the SJV tournament last week.  Great team work ladies!
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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

October 13, 2015
Power School News and Notes:  Now that we have Power School up and running, I am hoping that you are becoming more comfortable with the program and are getting used to its lay-out, format, etc. Are we where we want to be yet? Not quite. Rolling this program out to all of our families has been a pretty big job, with a lot of moving parts. We are discovering more and more of the features of Power School and I want to make sure that each facet of Power School is clearly communicated. This week I want to focus on viewing current assignments for your child.

How do I view current assignments on Power School?
Teachers will be posting assignments on Power School as they assign them to the students, not when the assignment is collected and graded, so you should be able to see all of most current and active assignments when logging into Power School. Here's how:
  • When logged into a computer - Click on the current grade for each class, and it will bring up all of the assignments that have been given for that class, including all active assignments. They are listed in chronological order, starting with the oldest assignments, through the most current. If the assignment is linked, please click on it for more information.
  •  When viewing the app - On the main screen when you login, select "assignments" from the bottom row of options. It will then bring up all of the student's assignments, starting with the most current and active ones, through the older ones. If it has a score, the teacher has graded the assignment already. If not, the teacher has not completed grading the assignment. You can click on any assignment to bring up more information.
I hope that you find this helpful when search for your child's assignments. In my opinion, the app is a little more efficient for viewing assignments because you can see all assignments in all subjects under the "assignments" tab. On an actual computer, you must click on each individual class.

There will be definitely be more news and announcements to come regarding Power School, but I thought this might be helpful to keep track of assignments for the night.

Positively SJV!
Principal
All School Liturgy
All School Liturgy
All are welcome to pray with us at our next All-School Liturgy on Wednesday, October 14.  Mass will be prepared by Mrs. Blaha's homeroom. 
School News
Todays catholic family
School Committee Chair, Abe Fisher and Home & School Association Co-Chairs, Stephanie Rossi and Laura Russell invite you to attend Fr. Philip Schumaker's series, Today's Catholic Family.
Session 1: "Faith: Are we slowly losing it?"
           
October 14th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Presentation Hall 
Faith: This is a commonly used term, but what, in fact, does it mean, and how do we receive it? Faith is given to us in Baptism and is a gift that helps us to understand and love God. As faith slowly dwindles in this society, so does the family or one might say that as family life dwindles, faith dwindles. Both are true, yet faith is preserved and passed on through family life, so why in our society, do we see a decline in faith life? 
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Volunteers Needed
School families are being asked to volunteer to assist with the combined parish fundraising efforts. Andy Gaertner, a consultant from the Steier Group, will be leading informational meetings and training sessions in room P209 of the Parish Center. You are invited to attend on either Wednesday, October 14th or Thursday, October 15th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. During the meetings, Andy will share the plans and goals for the Capital Campaign and explain the ways school parents can help. In addition, this meeting will also be an opportunity to ask questions or express any concerns you may have about the Capital Campaign.  Please click here for further information.
Help Stuff Mrs. Blaha's Van with Shoes!  Shoes are being collected for the Soles for Catholic Education Shoe Drive.  All types and sizes of gently used shoes will be accepted!  All shoes need to be brought in by Thursday, October 15.  Thank you for helping us reach our goal of 506 pairs of shoes!
 
There is Still Time to Join Team Shamrock!
All families are invited to sign up for the Soles for Catholic Education Walk to be held at Mount Mary University on Saturday, October 17, beginning at 10:00am.  The two-mile walking route will follow the Menomonee River Parkway- Easy for strollers and walkers alike!  Follow this link to join Team Shamrock.

Home & School News
Home & School Meeting
All are invited to the next Home and School meeting, Tuesday, October 20 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.  Have you thought about trying SCRIP but just  not sure the best way to use it?  We will have a short SCRIP presentation at the end of our meeting.  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!
Dine Out with SJV at Blaze Pizza on October 22 from 5:00-8:00pm 
Grab the family and come to Blaze Pizza at 17530 W Bluemound Rd in Brookfield on Thursday, October 22nd from 5:00pm-8:00pm.  Print a flyer or show it on your smartphone/tablet and SJV will receive 20% of your meal purchase.  Enjoy a dinner out and help support SJV at the same time!
Traveling with the Team?
Use SCRIP for Gas, Food and Hotels and SAVE!
Don't miss out on rebates when you take your athletes on the road. Traveling team parents: Stock up on SCRIP for your favorite restaurants, hotels and gas stations so you can earn every weekend. Order forms are available in the parish and school offices, the Weekly or on the SJV website. Orders will be placed on Monday, October 19 by 8:30 am. If you have not tried online ordering, we encourage you to give it a try. To set up an online account, go to www.shopwithscrip.com. Our school enrollment code is B13DA8633L15. If you have any questions, please call Martha Connelly at 262-717-9389 or Janet Fisher at 262-784-9673.
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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If you do not have enough people for a table, don't let that stop you from signing up!  Contact Trivia Co-Chair, Heather Kormanik, or Laura Russell, Home & School Co-Chair, and they will help connect you with others who would like to play, but may not have a table of ten.

Alumni News
Samantha Windsor graduated from SJV in 2011 and attended Divine Savior Holy Angels High School where she graduated in 2015. While attending DSHA, she was involved with campus ministry as a freshman retreat leader and as a ministry team coordinator. Samantha volunteered at Milwaukee College Preparatory School and at the Miracle League of Milwaukee. She was a member of the National Honors Society and played varsity field hockey and lacrosse. Currently Samantha is a liberal arts major participating in the Honors Program at the University of Dayton.
Child Ministry
Praying the Rosary
Families are invited to pray the Rosary together on Wednesday, October 14th at 5:15pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.  If you have never prayed the Rosary before and would like to learn, this is the perfect time.  What a wonderful way to pray during the Month of the Rosary! 
 
First Reconciliation and First Communion Preparation
At all weekend Masses on October 17th and 18th we will celebrate Rite of Entry for children receiving these sacraments this year.  Children and their families are invited to attend the Mass of their choice and candidates will be called forward to receive a special blessing.  This is a wonderful opportunity for the parish community to see and support the children. 
 
Tiny Tot Time
We will meet on Tuesday, October 20th at 10:00am in the Church Hall. Moms, Dads, Grandparents, etc., please bring your little ones for an hour of story time, activities, and snack.  This month we will learn about Noah's Ark.  Please feel free to drop in or let us know you are coming by calling Dawn Van Dorf at 796-3944 x1117. 
Parish News
New Server Training  
Any student in 6th, 7th or 8th grade or any server who wants a review, is invited to attend one of the training sessions to be held in church. If you have any questions, call the Office for Liturgy and Music, 262-796-3946 or the server coordinator, Mr. Bill Beres, 262-349-9152. Any student trained at either of the sessions will be able to serve at Mass beginning in November.
 
Attend either of the following (no need to attend both):
Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 pm
Monday, October 26 at 6:30 pm
 
To be sure to have adequate training materials available, please RSVP to Angela Bravata.  Please include which session you will be attending.
Please click to read Archbishop Listecki's column, Love One Another.
St. Maria Goretti
You are invited to come to St. Mary's Visitation on the weekend of October 17 and 18 to view the relics of St. Maria Goretti. Through the Pilgrimage of Mercy Tour, this will be the first time that her remains have come to the United States. If families are participating in the Catholic Schools Walk feel free to stop by afterwards.  See the flyer for further information.
Community
Catholic Memorial High School Open House
Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
6:00pm-8:30pm
This event is a great way for prospective families to meet teachers, meet coaches and club directors, meet students, learn about tuition & tuition assistance, and even go on a tour of the school!
All are invited!  601 E. College Ave. Waukesha

CMH Pom and Dance Clinic

Saturday, November 7
Session 1: 9:00am-12:00pm
Session 2: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Girls and boys in K-8 are invited to join the CMH Dance team for a session of dancing and fun.  Please see the CMH Pom & Dance Clinic Flyer for further information.
Jr. Hilltoppers Wrestling Club to Host a FREE Clinic
When:  Sunday October 18, 2015 from 12:00-2:00pm  
The clinic, run by MUHS wrestling coaches and athletes, will be open to all grade school kids K5-8.  NO experience necessary.  The clinic will include demonstrations by MUHS wrestlers and techniques taught by MUHS wrestlers and coaches. The purpose of the clinic is to introduce kids to the sport of wrestling.  The clinic will take place in the Marquette University High School Wrestling Room.  For more information contact Judy Poston, Mike Duehring and Tom Dineen.  
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