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Kindergarten students made observations after using their five senses to make and taste test popcorn. They used their senses of hearing and seeing to listen and see the popcorn pop. Then they used their senses of smell, taste, and touch to eat the popcorn. Lastly, they recorded their observations.
Third grade students worked with a partner and measured matter and observed its physical properties with at 9 different stations. Density, mass, volume, temperature, and chemical change were observed.
8th grade students met with their 3rd grade buddies to work on thank you cards to distribute to SJV parishioners.
Both SJV 6th grade girls basketball teams competed in the SJV Tournament last weekend.  The teams placed 1st and 3rd! Congratulations to both teams!
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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
Mrs. Klement
Mrs. Williams
Second Grade
Ms. Novy
Mrs. Okruhlica
Ms. Bremer
Mrs. Grzeszczak
Mrs. Scaffidi
Mr. Stemper
Middle School Resource

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January 26, 2016
As many of you know, this year has been declared a "Year of Mercy" by Pope Francis, in which he calls all of us to "be merciful, just as your Father is merciful". To symbolize the "Year of Mercy", Pope Francis has used the image of the opening of the Vatican Doors. With Catholic Schools Week beginning on Sunday, we thought it would be perfect to use this as our theme, as we open the doors of SJV during the Year of Mercy!
The Catholic Schools Week committee did a great job of planning a week full of fun and faith-based activities (please follow the link for a complete listing of the week's activities), and there are a few events that I invite you all to attend:
  • One of the first events to kick off Catholic Schools Week is an open house after the 11:00am Mass on Sunday, January 31. Please stop over to the cafeteria for musical performances by our students and then visit the classrooms to see all of the wonderful things the students have been
    working on.
  • On Tuesday, we will be welcoming the 7:00am Mass participants to the school cafeteria for coffee and breakfast treats. There will also be our regularly scheduled parent coffee on this day as well. Please stop over and have some coffee with our parishioners!
  • Wednesday, is the Feast of St. Blaise, who is the patron of throat illnesses. Mass will be celebrated by The Very Reverend Paul Hartmann and everyone will have their throats blessed, as is tradition on the Feast of St. Blaise.
  • We will end our week on with a very exciting "Mercy Rally".  On Friday, K5-8th grade students will gather in the gym for an opening prayer, cheers, and songs to promote acts of mercy within our school community. As a unifying act, the student body and staff will walk outside around the perimeter of our school with posters that demonstrate how we will show acts of mercy and forgiveness in the future. Every student will then place their poster on their locker as a final, unifying act to show our dedication to the "Year of Mercy".  Parents are more than welcome to attend the "Mercy Rally" and walk with us!
Catholic Schools Weeks is great week to celebrate our Catholic identity and we are very excited about all of our activities. It is also a week to be thankful for our wonderful school, and I want to personally thank all of you for your dedication to St. John Vianney and Catholic education!
Positively SJV,
All School Liturgy
All-School Liturgy
All are welcome to pray with us at our next All-School Liturgy on Wednesday, January 27.  Mass will be prepared by the 7R students.
School News
Catholic Schools Week 
Opening the Doors of SJV during The Year of Mercy!

Non-Uniform Day- Thursday,
January 28
Thank you for all of the Box Tops you sent in to school this month.  We made our goal and the students will have a non-uniform day on Thursday, January 28.  Students must follow the guidelines in the parent handbook.  Even though the special collection is over, keep those Box Tops coming in!
MAPs Testing
Our MAP (Measures of Academic Progress®) testing window is January 19-January 29. If you have questions, please contact Dan Demeter or Courtney Albright.  For more information on resources for parents, see the Parent Toolkit.
Scout Sunday
February 7 at 11:00am Mass

St. John Vianney Parish is celebrating Scout Sunday on February 7 at the 11:00am Mass.  We invite parish members and guests active in scouting, past or present, to proudly wear their uniform!  We look forward to seeing Girl, Cub and Boy Scouts, as well as leader uniforms from every Troop, Den, Pack and Council from our parish!  If you have earned the Catholic religious awards this year, please email Janet Fisher or phone 262-784-9673, so we may recognize your achievement. Cub scouts from the second and fourth grade will be receiving their "Light of Christ" and "Parvuli Dei" awards.  All Scouts are welcome to participate with this Mass and reception afterwards in the Church Hall.
Home & School News
Parent Coffee- Tuesday, February 2
Coffee, treats and friends will be on-hand on Tuesday, February 2 at SJV! Stop by after dropping off your kids for school. The coffee will take place in the school cafeteria. See you there!
The SJV Welcoming Committee
Dine Out with SJV on Wednesday, February 3 beginning at 3:00pm
We have a Dine Out with SJV coming up on Wednesday, February 3 at the Buffalo Wild Wings located at 16750 W. Bluemound Road. Come anytime 3:00pm-close for dine-in OR carry-out.  Show the BW3 Flyer (paper or electronic) or mention you are with SJV when placing your order.

Box Tops for Education
Be sure to clip and bring all your Box Tops to school!  Your Box Tops will help your student earn a non-uniform day and help fund many fun Home and School activities.  The special collection runs through January 22.  After the 22nd, please continue to collect and send in Box Tops, as the school earns money for each one.  
Next Scrip order:  Monday, February 1st.
  Please have all orders to school by 8:30am.
Have you gotten out of the habit of ordering SCRIP cards?  Take a moment now and do a little planning of your upcoming expenses. 
  • Are you going out for dinner on the weekend? 
  • Are you making any out of town trips that might require hotel accommodations? 
  • Do the kids need uniforms or shoes..AGAIN? 
  • Do you have a crazy week of activities after school that might mean getting dinner through the drive thru? 
  • Do you have gas cards to cover your weekly trips?
  • Do you have cards for your grocery store runs? 
  • How about your prescriptions you need to pickup at the pharmacy?
All of these regular expenses can be paid by using SCRIP cards!  You'd be surprised how much money you can earn for yourself in cash back and for SJV by regularly using this form of payment!  Give it a try!
Martha Connelly, Amy Lodes and Janet Fisher are available to answer any of your questions.
Parish News
New Server Training in February
Any student in 5th grade or higher, or any server who wants a review, is invited to attend one of the upcoming 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, 414-254-1509. Any student trained at either of the sessions will be able to serve at Mass.  Please let Angela Bravata know which training session you are planning to attend so that adequate training materials can be available.
Attend any of the following (select just one session):
Thursday, Feb 4 at 6:30 pm
Sunday, Feb 7 after the 11:00am Mass (12:15pm)
Monday, Feb 8 at 6:30pm
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. The Year began on December 8, 2015 and will continue until November 20, 2016. His motto is Merciful, like the Father. St. John Vianney will offer three more opportunities to learn more about how the Sacraments reveal the Mercy of the Father. These presentations will teach about the great gift that the Father gives us in the Sacraments and how these graced events help us to grow in mercy. The next presentation will be:

Grace and Sin- January 27, 2016
The mercy of God is a tremendous gift to everyone. We all need it because we all sin. Explore the meaning of grace poured out through the sacraments and the grace that helps us overcome sin in our lives. Presented by
Fr. Philip Schumaker, Associate Pastor, St. John Vianney Parish
Please click to read Archbishop Listecki's column, Love One Another.
Catholic Memorial Auction
Catholic Memorial High School will host its 35th Annual Crusader Auction
on Saturday, March 5, 2016.
"Crusaders Around The World"
It is sure to be a spectacular evening of travel.
To register, sponsor and donate visit the Auction Website.  Also, be a $10,000 winner! Crusader Raffle tickets may be purchased at
Catholic Memorial, 601 E. College Ave, Waukesha Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Room 154.
1/$50 or 3/$100. Drawing to take place on March 5, 2016.  Call 262-542-1229 for further information.
Hilltopper Speed & Agility Camp
Please follow the link to learn more about the upcoming speed and ability camp to be held at Marquette High.
 (262) 796-3942 | [email protected] |
17500 W. Gebhardt Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53045