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SJV Highlights
Thank you to the students, staff and parents who made the 3rd annual Soles for Catholic Education Walk a success! 
Students in Mrs. Klement's first grade class got into the halloween spirit and made haunted houses.
Sixth Graders in Mr. Dempsey's Social Studies class each made a sarcophagus.
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Mrs. Andreucci- AM Class
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Second Grade
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Mrs. Grzeszczak
Mrs. Scaffidi
Mr. Stemper
Middle School Resource

October 20, 2015
Have you ever asked your child what they learned during the day, only to have them say something like, "science, reading, or religion?" While that's not an incorrect answer, it doesn't really tell you much about what your child was actually working on during the day. Over the break, SJV teachers learned how to implement learning targets into their teaching to truly give students a better sense of what they should be learning and working towards each class.
A learning target is a daily goal written in student friendly language that is used to guide the students' learning. Please read on to get a sense of how the SJV teachers have implemented learning targets into your child's learning.
What is a learning target? Think of a learning target like a GPS system. As we all know, a GPS system gives us up to the minute information about where we are, how far we have to go, and what to do if we make a wrong turn. However, none of this information is valuable unless we tell the GPS where we want to travel to. Think of a learning target in the same way. A learning target provides students with very valuable information about what the students will accomplish each day in class. Along the way the students and teachers collaborate with each other to determine where the students are in relation to that goal, just like a GPS does as you approach your destination. A clear and informative learning target is a great way to prevent a student from "flying blind" through their learning.
Examples of learning targets: Here are some examples of learning targets a teacher might post in their classroom each day:
  • I can subtract two digit numbers (primary)
  • I can write a topic sentence that captures the main and thoughts and ideas for my paragraph (intermediate)
  • I can compare and contrast the 13 original colonies and their impact on the development of America (middle school)
Benefits of learning targets: Learning targets allow students to know exactly what they are learning each day in each class. They also help build motivation and give the students something to work towards each lesson. They allow students to be more successful in class as they achieve their target. Finally, learning targets can be tailored to individual classes, and even individual students and their needs.
Why am I sharing this information with you? I strongly believe that a student has the best chance for success when there is a collaborative effort between the teachers, students, and parents. As the teaching staff begins to implement learning targets more and more into their teaching, please feel free to ask your child about them and how they are impacting their learning each day.
Positively SJV,
All School Liturgy
All School Liturgy
All are welcome to pray with us at our next All-School Liturgy on Wednesday, October 21.  Mass will be prepared by Mrs. Schroeder's homeroom. 
School News
The Seton Volleyball Tournament
The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Volleyball Championships, "The Seton", is the largest 8th grade tournament in the Archdiocese.  All three of our 8th grade teams are playing in this invitation-only tournament.  Come cheer on our teams and watch some great volleyball.
Boys- Monday, October 26; Pool play begins at 5:30pm on courts 5 & 6
Girls B- Tuesday, October 27; 5:30pm on court 2
Girls A- Wednesday, October 28; 7:30pm on court 7
Matches on October 26- October 30 will take place at Center Court.  Semi-Finals and Finals will be held October 31 and November 1 at Catholic Memorial High School.  More information about The Seton, full brackets, and dates and times for the 2nd and 3rd rounds on 10/29 and 10/30 can be found on the Seton Tournament website.  
Seton Pep Rally
Friday, October 23 at 2:10pm
Come and cheer on our 8th grade volleyball teams as we show them our support for the upcoming Seton Volleyball tournament.  Go Shamrocks!
Halloween Parade on Friday, October 30
Students in grades K5-2 will have a Halloween Parade through the gym on October 30.
  • Parents and visitors may come to the gym on October 30 at 10:15am and find seating on the bleachers. 
  • K5 students will pick up their first and second grade schoolmates beginning at 10:15am and will parade to the gym.
  • They will walk the perimeter of the gym, offering everyone a good view of the children's costumes.
  • Please remember students should wear costumes that don't restrict visibility or movement and that reflect the fun spirit of the day. (no weapons, blood, or violent themes)
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.  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 join us on October 21 at 6:30pm in P209.  Please click here for further information.
8th Grade Retreat
On Wednesday, October 14, Saint John Vianney eighth graders journeyed through contemplative, silent prayer on their final retreat as the Class of 2016. Exploring the theme of "personal relationship with God", each student, within small groups led by an adult faculty member or parishioner, experienced a variety of prayer exercises. Rotating every fifteen minutes through the seven stations of silence proved to be a fruitful challenge for students and leaders alike. Moving from room to room, the Class of 2016 pushed themselves to experience silent activities ranging from sitting still with a pebble, creating a prayer wall with sticky notes, meditating with Scripture in color, engaging in praise and worship with music, stretching  their bodies in a multitude of prayer postures, writing notes of gratitude to others and composing letters to themselves to be opened on graduation day. Two full hours of contemplation and silence culminated with celebrating Mass with their pastor, Fr. Ken Knippel. The day continued with lunch, free time on the beautiful grounds of the Schoenstatt Retreat Center in Waukesha and an afternoon group activity focused on discussing how we all might best prioritize our faith, especially as the students prepare for a transition into high school. The Saint John Vianney Class of 2016 boarded the bus feeling ready and equipped to integrate quiet prayer at school and at home, confident in their path as young Catholics.
Home & School News
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!
Scrip News
Congratulations to our SJV 8th grade volleyball teams for receiving invitations to play in the Seton Tournament!  We are proud of you!  Go out and watch the girls and boys play the week of October 26th.   Need a bite on the way to the game?  Purchase your SCRIP cards now for a quick drive-thru meal or Starbucks run.  Or how about pizza afterwards?  If you are needing to purchase Halloween candy or a last minute costume for trick or treating, remember your Walmart and Target cards.  Walgreens and CVS are great places to use SCRIP for spooky party supplies because they have a 6% rebate!
It pays to use SCRIP-the fundraiser that doesn't cost you anything to use AND earns money for you at the same time.  Send your orders to school by 8:30 am on Monday and cards will be available on Thursday.  Please call Martha Connelly, Amy Lodes or Janet Fisher if you have questions.
Alumni News
Come Join the Band for the Fall Fest Concert
Parents, teachers and SJV alumni are invited to play with the current band students at the Fall Fest Concert on October 28 at 7:00pm in the gym. 

Music selections will be college fight songs, Halloween songs, movie hits and the Star Spangled Banner. It doesn't matter the level of your musical skills- it is just a lot of fun!   There will be a rehearsal in the Presentation Hall on Thursday, October 22 from 3:00-3:45pm, but if you can't make it, it is OK; come to the concert and just play!  Come dressed in costume and if you need an instrument, contact Mrs. Lueneburg and she will find one for you.
Child Ministry
Children's Liturgy of the Word       
Meets 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.  Let's break open the Word of God together.
Children's Liturgy of the Word Volunteers Needed
We are looking for additional people to break open the Word of God and teen helpers to assist with the children.  This is a once a month commitment at a Mass of your choice.  All materials and training are provided.  For more information, please call Dawn Van Dorf at 796-3944 x1117.  Men and teens please consider this wonderful ministry.  We need your help! 
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 on Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 pm  OR 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.
Firstfruits Retreat
Ladies, could you use a little getaway? Firstfruits invites you to a one-of-a-kind getaway - a mini retreat October 26-27 at St. Anthony on the Lake Parish in Pewaukee.
Firstfruits offers busy women a chance to slow down and connect with God and other women through dynamic workshops, inspiring prayer, music and meaningful conversations. Or, come for some quiet "you time" to reflect and refresh.  There are lots of topics to choose from, including Raising Children with Resilience, Finding Balance in Our Lives Through Jesus' Peace, Full Life Generosity, and much more.
Come for all, or just some, of the sessions as your schedule allows. Morning childcare is available.  Click here for further Information.
Please click to read Archbishop Listecki's column, Love One Another.
Brookfield Stars Fastpitch Softball
There is a new summer fastpitch softball team coming to Brookfield and you are invited to tryout on Sunday, October 25 from 8:30-10:00am.  The Brookfield Stars are guided by both the Brookfield East and Brookfield Central softball coaching staff.  Girls aged 11-16, who are Brookfield residents, are encouraged to check this out.  See the Brookfield Stars Flyer for further information.
Catholic Memorial High School Open House
Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
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.
Catholic Memorial Haunted House
Come for some spooky Halloween fun where proceeds will support Camp Hometown Heroes, an organization that provides programming for children of fallen U.S. service members.  The haunted house costs $7.00 per person and is not recommended for children under 11.  The house is open October 24-24 and October 30-31.  Family friendly times are 6:00-7:00pm and regular haunting hours are 7:00-10:00pm.  You will find the haunted house at 601 East College Avenue- Waukesha.
Dennis Uniforms
Dennis Uniforms is offering 20% off all purchases October 22-24.  Shop online, in stores, phone or mail order. FREE SHIPPING on orders over $99.00.  Valid October 22-24, 2015 only. Offer cannot be combined with any other offers.
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