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While learning about camouflage, third grade students made paper insects to place around the room.  The "bird", Mr. Demeter, came to the room to try to find the camouflaged insects.
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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.

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
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November 17, 2015
Greetings!
Tuesday, November 24th, is our first set of parent-teacher conferences, which is a formal opportunity for families to meet with the SJV staff members. We are very proud of the work that has been accomplished this year and conferences provide an opportunity for teachers, students, and parents to collaborate and discuss your child's progress to date. Our teachers possess an understanding and knowledge of each of the students in their classes.  They are prepared to speak confidently on the strengths and areas of growth for each child. Parent-teacher conferences are viewed as a collaborative process that involves two-way communication between teacher and parent, so please bring your comments and any questions which you would like addressed by the teachers. Please be reminded that conference attendance is required. If you cannot attend, we ask that you contact your teacher to reschedule.

Unfortunately, I need to inform you that I will not be present for this particular set of conferences.  Prior to accepting my position as principal of St. John Vianney School, my in-laws surprised the family with a trip to Hawaii over Thanksgiving week to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary.  This is not an ideal situation for a first year principal.  I recognize the importance of having the principal present and accessible for parent-teacher conferences. However, this is a family opportunity that just cannot be missed. Please be assured that in my absence, our school president, Pam Pyzyk, will be present and looks forward to assisting you in any way possible.  I am also confident that our teaching staff will be able to provide an excellent and productive conference for your child.  I apologize for not being present, but my door is always open. I am a phone call or email away should you need anything at all.  Thank you very much for understanding, and I extend my wishes for a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

Positively SJV,
Principal
All School Liturgy
All School Liturgy
All are welcome to pray with us at our next All-School Liturgy on Wednesday, November 18.  Mass will be prepared by Ms. Bremer's homeroom. 
School News
Registration for the 2016-2017 School Year
Due Tomorrow- November 18
Registration information was included in the report card envelopes.  The forms and registration fee are due tomorrow- Wednesday, November 18.  If you are not returning to SJV, there is a box to check, indicating that decision.  Please contact the office if you need a new copy of the information.
svdpfoodPack the Pantry
We will be collecting non-perishable food items, tissues, coffee, detergent, dish soap,etc. to pack the SJV/St. Vincent dePaul, and St Josaphat food pantries in time for Thanksgiving. These pantries will help provide families in need with a happy holiday season.  Our school goal is 3000 items- we know we can accomplish this goal with your help!

Conferences
If you haven't yet signed up for a conference time, here are the links:
K4 sign up for November 23
K4-5th grade sign up for November 24
There are no assigned times for Middle School or Specialist teachers.  They will be available to meet with parents in the cafeteria on November 24 from 7:30-11:30am and 4:00-8:00pm.
Shamrock Shout Out-
Click here to read our blog, featuring our music and strings teacher, Mrs. Revers. 
Curé d'Ars School Annual Fund
Commitment forms are currently being accepted indicating support of our annual parish stewardship appeal, the Doors to Our Faith Campaign and the Curé d'Ars Annual Fund.  Please click here to view the video presented by the annual fund chairs, Angelo and Lendie Provenza, to further realize the significance of your support of the Annual Fund.
Substitute Teachers Needed
Please consider joining Saint John Vianney as a substitute teacher. 
We are looking for candidates who have a current teaching license or substitute teaching license from the state of Wisconsin. The right candidate must possess a strong passion for Catholic education and demonstrate dedication and knowledge in the development of each child's God-given potential through best teaching practices.  In addition, the candidate must also verify that they have successfully completed the "Safeguarding All of God's Family" training and/or be willing to obtain it. Please contact the principal, Dan Demeter,  if you are interested.

Recess Monitor Needed- Very Flexible Hours!  We are looking for one or two individuals to collaborate with faculty and administration in supporting the mission and goals of the school. During selected days, the individual would provide outdoor supervision for safe play during lunchtime recess, provide hallway supervision to promote safe and orderly transitions, and provide indoor supervision during inclement lunchtime recess. Interested people should contact Dan Demeter for more information about this opportunity.
Pants for Health Room
The health room is looking for donations of used, outgrown boys pants and girls leggings of all sizes. (NO shorts, shirts or jumpers needed) Thank you for any donations- they are great to have on-hand when "emergencies" arise.
Save the Date!
SJV's Inaugural Fine Arts Night on Monday, April 25
Fine Arts Night will be a night to celebrate the creative talents of our SJV students.  The Fine Arts Night will showcase student artwork, musical talent and fun games.  Please see the Fine Arts Night Flyer for all the details.  Contact Lauren Revers or Dana Bach with any questions.
Student Activities
Middle School Musical-
James and the Giant Peach
 
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to audition for the spring musical, James and the Giant Peach.  Auditions will be held December 7-10 in the Church Hall.  All interested students will need to turn in the Audition Form and the Play Agreement in order to receive a script on either December 1 or December 2.  Crew forms will be distributed at a later date.
Caldecott Club
Interested third grade students are reminded to sign up for the Caldecott Club.  See the Caldecott Club Flyer for all the information and permission slip.

Middle School Forensics
On Wednesday, November 18, from 3:00-3:45pm, the Forensics team will hold an informational meeting in the school library. At the meeting, students will find out more about this exciting and fun team. If your student can't attend the meeting, please have them meet with Mrs. Schroeder during their eat and go time.
Lego Engineering Classes to be offered at SJV
This winter, Play-Well Teknologies will be instructing Lego workshops on Friday afternoons at SJV.  Registrations are now open! 
Click here to register your K5-1st grade student.
Click here to register your 2nd-5th grade student.


Home & School News
Parent Coffee- December 1
Coffee, treats and friends will be on-hand on December 1st 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
Dine Out With SJV- Cancellations
The Dine Out with SJV at Chipotle has been cancelled for November 19. The Dine Out with SJV at Red Robin on December 3 is also cancelled; Red Robin is no longer  participating in these fundraisers.
Bids for Kids Auction 2017
Info Meeting on November 19
Thank you to Kerri Webber, Elizabeth Lange and Julie Everts for stepping up to co-chair the 2017 auction! There will be a meeting on Thursday, November 19th at 7:00pm in Room P209. If you are interested in learning more about the auction or would like to chair a committee please join us!
Barnes & Noble Book Fair
Mark your calendars for the Barnes and Noble Book Fair on 
Thursday, December 3
  • Hear your favorite holiday songs performed by our SJV strings, band and Shamrock choir students.
  • SJV celebrity readers will entertain us with a few holiday stories
  • Shop for St. Nick's Day and Christmas
  • Gift Wrapping provided by SJV Middle school students
  • Artwork by SJV students will be displayed
  • Dine out at StirCrazy
  • NEW THIS YEAR: Battle of the Books Battle

Don't forget to purchase your Barnes and Noble SCRIP cards! 

SCRIP- At the Most Wonderful Time of the Year- Click Here for the Holiday Flyer
As the holiday season is quickly approaching, there is no need to panic about the hustle and bustle that lies ahead in the weeks to come.  Anything you need - from dinners, to parties, from big gifts, to stocking stuffers - shopping with SCRIP and giving SCRIP really does make this a wonderful time of year!  This is what one valued SCRIP shopper has to say:

"Instead of running all over town for gift cards to use as stocking stuffers, we were able to get them all in 15 minutes through the scrip program at our school and help make money for our grandchild's tuition."
 
There will be no SCRIP order on Monday, November 23 because of Thanksgiving and our shortened week.  We will resume our regular schedule on Monday, November 30, with just THREE ordering dates before Christmas!
Important notes: 
  •  $5 Starbucks cards are no longer available. 
  •  Remember to order Barnes & Noble cards for the upcoming book fair on December 3. 
  •  SCRIP gift cards are a great gift to give employees as Christmas bonuses or office party gifts.
  • While the weather is still nice, check to make sure you have working Christmas lights to put up outdoors.  Purchase Ace Hardware, Michael's, Menard's or Home Depot cards for your Christmas decorating needs.
  • Thanks-scrip-ing Day on November 26-  Big rebates on ScripNow, Reload and ReloadNow.  For 24 hours, you can earn some of the best rebates ever offered.  Watch email for details!  Purchase SCRIP for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals!
SCRIP Customers- Please Read- Regarding Sendik's
We just got notification of a new vendor, Sendik's Food Market.  This is NOT the location on Capitol Drive in Brookfield! Those cards cannot be used at this location.  On the website, you will see two options:  Sendik's-Brookfield, location on Capitol Drive and Sendik's Food Market, with locations in Elm Grove, New Berlin and Wauwatosa.  Cards cannot be interchangeably used so take caution when ordering! If you use paper order forms, we will assume you are purchasing Sendik's-Brookfield.  Sorry for any confusion-this is out of our control.
Child Ministry
Heartfelt Gratitude
Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who give so generously of their time and talents to make our adult, youth and child ministries possible.  God Bless you in all that you do.  Happy Thanksgiving from the grateful Christian Formation Office of Martha Malloy, Claire Hoffmeyer, Dawn Van Dorf, Janlyn Carvalho, and Suzette Hildebrand. 
 
Please Share Your Faith
Is God calling you to serve His children?  We are looking for people to break open the Word as Children's Liturgy of the Word presiders at the Saturday 4:30pm Mass or on Sunday at the 11:00am Mass.   This is a once a month commitment at the Mass of your choice.  Please call Dawn Van Dorf at 796-3944 x1117, for more information or to volunteer.  Training and materials are provided.  Remember it is in giving that we truly receive.
Parish News
Prayer Intentions
Students from Catholic Memorial High School invite you to submit intentions for prayer.  In a collaboration with you through the power of prayer, these students plan to meet as a group after school several times during December and January to read, share, and pray for the submitted intentions. When names and contact information are submitted along with the intention, notecards acknowledging the prayers will be sent. Intentions can be emailed to [email protected].

Please click to read Archbishop Listecki's column, Love One Another.
Alumni News
Sean Clarke, SJV class of 2011, graduated from Marquette University High School in the Class of 2015. While attending MUHS, Sean was a manager of the football team and enjoyed playing intramural sports including soccer, basketball and football. As a member of the Celtic Club, he enjoyed participating in the yearly St. Patrick's Day parade and helping with growing the food pantries in the area. He also had the wonderful opportunity to travel the country of Ireland for two weeks with the Celtic Club. With community service as an important focus of MUHS, Sean appreciated tutoring children at local middle schools and assisting at the Senior Center located in Menominee Falls.  As a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Scholarship, Sean is now attending St. Norbert College as a geology major with the hopes of learning more about fracking and developing safer environmental standards.
Mass Intentions Dedicated to SJV Class of 2015
Mass intentions of the All School Liturgy, which will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 18, will be dedicated to the continued success of the SJV class of 2015.  All alumnus of this school are remembered in our thoughts and prayers.

Community
Brookfield Center for the Arts Presents: Into the Woods, Jr.
The story follows a Baker and his wife played by Katie Druley & Olivia Kroeplin, who wish to have a child, Cinderella & her Step Mother played by Bella DiPiazza, who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.  The performance is December 18th at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center. Showtime is 7:30PM, with a run time of approximately 60 minutes. Tickets are available for purchase online or at the door on the day of performances. Cost: $12 online until Thursday, December 17th, $14 at the door.

Friends of Elm Grove Library
All children 13 and younger may enter the Flip the Switch contest to light the Lights of Love tree on December 6 at the Village Hall/Library. It's simple. Look for the entry forms and the Flip the Switch contest box at the circulation desk. One entry can be completed for every time materials are checked out. The winner's name will be picked in a random drawing on Tuesday, December 1 and he or she will be contacted. Limited to children 13 and under who will be available for the December 6th tree lighting. Good luck!

Lights of Love Celebration
On December 6, the Elm Grove Library and its Friends group will host the 21st annual "Lights of Love" celebration.
  The Library opens 3:00pm and will feature a model Lionel train operated by "Mr. Conductor" and Santa will arrive in the library about 3:30 pm.  Children's crafts and story telling (by Mrs. Claus herself) starting in the lower level at 3:30pm.  It continues with caroling by girl scouts from Tonawanda and St. Mary's (about 4:30 pm) and then the tree lighting followed with refreshments in the Village courtroom.  It's a great family-friendly event.   
News from Pius XI High School
Pius XI Calendar of Events
Pius XI High School would like to share a calendar of events with our parents.  Please click here to get the dates for basketball games, concerts and dance programs
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17500 W. Gebhardt Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53045