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SJV Highlights
Can You Write Like a 2nd Grader?
After a lesson on personifications, giving human qualities to an object or animal, second graders wrote some of their own. Once they got going, they didn't want to stop! They revised, published and illustrated them. They are now hanging outside the Reading Resource Room for all to see.  Feel free to read them in person or just click here!
Kindergarten students enjoyed fun learning activities during Pumpkin Day.
First grade students used root beer floats to learn about the three states of matter: solid, liquid and gas.
Beginning strings students work hard at their weekly group rehearsal.
Mrs. Scaffidi's class walked to the Survive Alive House to learn about fire safety. Students practiced escaping a fire through a bedroom window, determined fire hazards in a kitchen and even had the opportunity to learn how to safely put out a fire using a fire extinguisher.
K5 learned about artist Pablo Picasso and Cubism in art class. They created spooky Franken-Picasso heads.
Third graders made fall leaf prints in art class.
Congratulations to the eighth grade boys volleyball team for placing first in the SJV volleyball tournament!
Congrats to our fifth grade girls team for placing second in the DSHA Dasher Volleyball Classic this past weekend.
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

October 27, 2015
Well, it's hard to believe, but we are nearly at the end of the first quarter of the school year! The time has flown by and many great things have happened at our school already. As I reflect back on the first quarter, the thing that I am most impressed by is all of the exciting and wonderful things our students and teachers are accomplishing in the classroom every day.

I again want to ensure that all parents have an inside look of what goes on in our school. Last week, the focus of my weekly was on learning targets and their positive impact on student learning. It is one thing to explain them; it is another to see them in action within our walls. To do this, I have created a video that showcases learning targets being utilized in the classroom and instruction that accompanies them. You will see students reciting the target and working to hit those targets, which again gives the student a very valuable checkpoint to measure their daily learning.

I am very impressed with our students and staff as they have implemented the learning targets into the school day. You can view the video here. Enjoy!

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 28.  Mass will be prepared by Mrs. Scaffidi's homeroom. 
School News
October 30, 2015- Halloween Fun and Early Dismissal
Students will participate in Halloween activities on Friday.  Please consult your child's teacher for times and costume information.  Students may come to school out of uniform, following the guidelines found in the parent handbook.  School will dismiss at 11:30am.

K5-2 Halloween Parade
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)
Fall Fest Concert- Oct. 28
You are invited to come to the Fall Fest Concert on October 28 at 7:00pm in the SJV gym.  The band and strings students will be performing
college fight songs, Halloween songs, movie hits and the Star Spangled Banner.  Come in costume if you would like and enjoy a fun evening of music.   
Halloween Candy Collection
If you are looking to get excess Halloween candy out of your house, consider bringing it to SJV before November 13.  Candy is donated to Prince of Peace and the For All the Right Reasons Foundation, serving our troops and homeless veterans.
Lego Engineering Classes to be offered at SJV
This winter, Play-Well Teknologies will be instructing Lego workshops at SJV.  Classes will meet this winter on Friday afternoons.
Grades 2-5 will meet in December and January.
Grades K5-1 will meet in January and February.

Not sure what your 2nd-5th grade student should expect at a Lego workshop?  They are invited to check out a free class after school on November 11 in P209.  To participate in the class, you must sign up using the Lego Sign Up Genius.  If you cannot sign-up, feel free to peek in and see what Legos at SJV is all about.  The FIRST Lego League teams will be showing off their projects too!

The Seton Volleyball Tournament
Come cheer on our teams and watch some great volleyball.
 
Girls B- Tuesday, October 27; 5:30pm on court 2
Girls A- Wednesday, October 28; 7:30pm on court 7
Boys- Thursday, October 29; 7:30pm 
 
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.  
Home & School News
Parent Coffee- November 3
Coffee, treats and friends will be on-hand on November 3rd at SJV! Stop by after dropping off your kids for school. There will be a tent outside if the weather is nice.  Otherwise, come to the Cafeteria. See you there!
The SJV Welcoming Committee
Bids for Kids 2017
Informational Meeting
WE NEED YOU!  Would you like to learn more about our biennial auction?  Interested in chairing one of the committees?  Brainstorm theme ideas?  If so, please join us for an informative Bids for Kids meeting on Thursday, November 5 at 7:00pm in P209.  Hope to see you there!  If you have any questions, please contact Amy DiPiazza.
Savvy SCRIP Shopping Tips
  • Pay your Kohls charge card with SCRIP.  Get the great deals using your Kohls charge card, then order SCRIP to pay the monthly bill.
  • Purchase school uniforms.  Cold weather is coming and long sleeved shirts and long pants will be a necessity.  Look at Land's End, Target, Kohls, Dennis Uniform, JC Penney SCRIP cards to fill this need.
  • Purchase SCRIP cards for large items like furniture, appliances and electronics.  Think Best Buy, Boston Store, Lowe's or the Home Depot.
  • Try out online shopping.  This will open up many new possibilities:
    • Reload physical cards- reduce, reuse and reload!
    • Set up PrestoPay and pay for SCRIP from home with a draw from your bank account.
    • Purchase ScripNow-SCRIP that is printed from your home computer and available to use in minutes. *Must have set up PrestoPay to do this.
    • Set up ScripWallet at www.myscripwallet.com and manage ecards and reloads.  No need for physical cards.  *Must have set up PrestoPay to do this.
What's New with SCRIP?
Next week, we are kicking off our Holiday Shopping with SCRIP campaign!  Full details and order forms will come home in backpacks.  Holiday order dates:  November 9, 16, 30, December 7, 14.  Please note no SCRIP ordering will take place the week of Thanksgiving. Small denomination cards are available starting Saturday, October 31.  Quantities will be limited, so order soon for Christmas gifts.  Martha Connelly, Amy Lodes and Janet Fisher are available to answer your questions.
  •          Amazon.com Gift Cards $10
  •          AMC Theatres $10
  •          Applebee's $10
  •          Barnes & Noble $5
  •          Groupon $10
  •          Meijer $10
  •          Outback $10
  •          Panera Bread $5
  •          Starbucks $5
  •          Target $10
  •          Walmart $10
Alumni News
Maddy Ogren, SJV class of 2011, recently graduated from Catholic Memorial High School. In high school, Maddy had roles in the school musicals all four years, played on the soccer team and participated in many other extra-curriculars, including National Honor Society, Service Club and Spanish National Honor Society. Maddy earned her IB diploma while at CMH and was on the honor roll all 4 years. This fall, Maddy is attending the University of Wisconsin- Madison. She is the proud owner of two goldfish, loves cheering on the football team and can't wait for the hockey and basketball seasons to start. She is currently involved in Alpha Epsilon Delta, Colleges Against Cancer and Badger Catholic Service Club. Maddy is pursuing a double major in biology and Spanish.
Parish News
The Mercy of God Revealed Through the Sacraments of the Church
Wednesday, November 4
10:00-11:30am and 6:30-8:00pm
Presentation Hall
Join Rich Harter, Director of the Office of Evangelization- John Paul II Center, Archdiocese of Milwaukee, as he speaks on the Sacraments of Initiation.  He will answer, "What are the Sacraments of Initiation?" and "How does God reveal His mercy through Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist?"  Click here for further information about this series of presentations for Adult Formation.
Women of Christ Conference
Come to the Women of Christ Conference where the theme is Seeking the Truth- 2,000 Years of Scripture and Tradition.  Saturday, November 7 from 9:00am-5:00pm at the Washington County Fair Park. 
Please click to read Archbishop Listecki's column, Love One Another.
Community
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 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.
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17500 W. Gebhardt Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53045