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Mrs. McRae's kindergarten students used shaving cream to explore their sense of touch. They practiced writing their sight words, numbers and names and then had some time to freely explore! They had a lot of fun and helped clean the tables at the same time!
Deacon Andrew Linn came to visit the fourth graders on Thursday. He answered the students' questions and shared the many wonderful reasons why he chose to become a priest. He explained that he was trying very hard to do what he thought God would want him to do in little things each day by helping others, doing service work, and going to Mass as often as he could. After speaking to a priest and thinking about "What do I truly desire?", something clicked and it became very clear the desire God had planted in his heart. He heard God's calling to become a priest. We learned so much from him and truly appreciated him sharing his vocation and special blessing with us.
The SJV 6th grade girls placed third in the St. Anthony on the Lake tournament this past weekend.  Great job, girls!
The 7th grade girls participated in the 
Saint Roman's annual tournament.  They were consolation champions after defeating St. Jude in  overtime.
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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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February 2, 2016
As a proud product of Catholic schools from first grade-12th grade, I never really truly understood the significance of Catholic Schools Week. It was just that week were we could dress out of uniform and have school assemblies. However, as I have made my career in Catholic education I have come to realize what a blessing it is to be able to be a part of Catholic education, and this is the perfect week to celebrate Catholic schools!

Yes, we have a number of great activities that are going on each day. However, above everything that goes on this week, I think it is crucial to take some time to reflect on how blessed we are to be part of a Catholic school, and we should celebrate that fact. I truly believe that we are laying the foundation in our students a strong Catholic identity that they can take with them for the rest of their lives, and if that isn't worth celebrating then I don't know what is!

As the week goes on, I ask that you take some time to celebrate and pray for St. John Vianney School and for all of the wonderful Catholic schools in our area. Below is a prayer for Catholic Schools during this special week:

Almighty Father,
You sent forth your Son as a beacon of hope for all people. As Teacher, he has given us the prime example of the importance of education. As disciples, we look to him for inspiration and strength. Thank you for the many sisters, brothers, priests, and laypeople who have dedicated their lives in service to our Catholic schools.
Thank you for the teachers and administrators who sustain our schools today. Thank you for the parents who have given support and witness to the importance of Catholic education in their daily lives. Thank you for the students who work hard to further their education. Bless St. John Vianney and the many people who advance our mission. May our building be a home for those who seek to grow in faith, knowledge, and service of others. Fill our minds with knowledge and wisdom. May our understanding of the world help us to grow in appreciation for it. Fill our hearts with gladness. May we always turn to you in times of need? Fill our hands with the tools we need to serve others. May we show them your unceasing love through our actions?
We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

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 celebrated by The Very Reverend Paul Hartmann.
School News
Catholic Schools Week 
Opening the Doors of SJV during The Year of Mercy!

Activity Picture Day
Group photos for the yearbook will be taken on Thursday, February 11.
  • Scouts may wear their uniforms
  • Band and Strings students should bring their instruments
  • Shamrock Choir (1st & 2nd semester) should bring their T-Shirts
  • 6th graders should bring their DARE T-Shirts
  • Forensics students should bring their T-Shirts 
Operation Rice Bowl
Ash Wednesday is February 10.  This date marks the beginning of our Christian journey through Lent; a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.  On Friday, each family will receive an Operation Rice Bowl bank through the youngest child. Please refer to the Operation Rice Bowl letter to learn how your family can participate. 
SJV Summer Camp-
Save the Date!

Attention all 1st- 8th graders for the 2016-2017 school year! Do you want to be part of the SJV Summer Camp?  Join us the weeks of July 11-15 and/or July 18-22 for an engaging, hands-on, and fun filled summer camp! More information will follow, including registration materials and course details.
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!
Home & School News
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.

Donations Needed for James and the Giant Peach
The costume committee for our school musical is looking for a donations to help us look fabulous.  They are in need of the following:
  • Boys (middle school age) dress pants
  • Ladies pencil skirts, blouses
  • Ladies fashion scarves (poly)
  • Pocket books
  • Ladies straw hats and dressy hats
  • Men's dress hats
  • Dowels at least 2' long
The musical is set in the 1950's, so the costume committee will be altering the donations to fit more closely to that time period.  Please drop off any donations in the school office.  Thank you!
Surprise your Sweethearts with SCRIP!
From the classic dinner and a movie date night, to a trip to the spa or sporting goods store, celebrate your sweetheart this Valentine's Day with scrip!  Some great ideas include: 1-800-Flowers, AMC or Marcus Theatres, Hallmark, Fannie Mae's Candies, Regis Salon, Spafinder Wellness, Bonefish Grill.  There are many ways to say, "I Love You".   How about getting a few Lowe's or Home Depot cards for those "Honey-Do" projects?  Orders are due by Monday, February 8 at 8:30am.  Your cards will be available for you on Thursday. If you have any questions, please contact Martha Connelly, Amy Lodes or Janet Fisher.
Child Ministry
Tiny Tot Time
Tiny Tot Time will meet on Tuesday, February 9 at 10:00am in the Church Hall. Moms, Dads, Grandparents, please bring your little ones for an hour of story time, activities and snack. This month we will learn about St. Valentine.  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 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
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.
Pom Clinic at CMH
Girls in K5-8th Grade are invited to join the CMH Dance Team for a session of dancing and fun! The dancers will learn a pom routine, enjoy some fun and snacks, and then showcase their hard work at a Catholic Memorial Basketball halftime show on Friday, February 12.  See the Pom Clinic Flyer for all the details.
Hello Dolly at CMH
The curtain is about to come up for Catholic Memorial's production of Hello, Dolly. SJV students George Remmel, Pax Remmel and Madelynn Schulz are part of of the kid cast!  Click here for ticket information.
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