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Using a Slinky, 6th grade students determined the differences between P waves (primary) and S waves (secondary) during earthquakes. 
8th graders created a series and parallel circuit using wire, switch, 6 V battery, and light bulbs. They were responsible for cutting and stripping wire, and using three different types of meters to measure amps, volts, and resistance.
A group of Middle School students went to Catholic Memorial to participate in a STEM Challenge.  Their problem statement was: Your large team will consist of two smaller teams. One small team will design a device to launch an object while the other small team will design a device to redirect the object into a plastic cup. Only the items from your supply list may be used to create the devices and launch object.
Students in Mrs. Heinen's homeroom enjoyed crazy sock day!
Fifth grade students were given a challenge to meet all the middle school homeroom teachers during the Open House.  Those who completed the challenge were entered into a drawing for a Culver's Lunch.
A group of seventh grade girls attended the DSHA Middle School Leadership Conference. The students had an opportunity to engage and collaborate with participants on a variety of topics including leadership, public speaking, team work, confidence building, exploring goals, service and more. It was a great way for our students to work with other girls from across the state.
Volunteer at SJV
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.

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

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February 9, 2016
Another Catholic Schools Week is in the books and we are proud to say that it was a huge success! We had a great mix of educational, faith-filled, and fun activities. It truly was a celebration of our school, and Catholic Schools, in general. Please click here to view our Catholic Schools Week in review!

Positively SJV,
Principal
All School Liturgy
All-School Liturgy- Ash Wednesday
All are welcome to pray with us at our next All-School Liturgy on Wednesday, February 10. Mass will be planned by the primary teachers.
School News
Parking Lot on February 10
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and morning Mass will be very well attended. Therefore, our parking lot will be very congested with parishioners leaving church and school children coming to school.  Please exercise extreme caution and patience as you drop your children off at school tomorrow.
MAP Test Results
Please check your child's backpack on Wednesday, February 10 for MAP testing results.  If you have any questions regarding the results, please contact your homeroom teacher or Mrs. Albright.
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
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.  Last Friday, each family received an Operation Rice Bowl bank through the youngest child. Please refer to the Operation Rice Bowl letter to learn how your family can participate. 
Please Check Your Laundry
The health room has recently loaned many pairs of pants, socks, underpants and shirts to our students.  Please check your laundry and return items that don't belong to your family.  We currently do not have an ample selection of clothes to loan to students who need an emergency change of clothes.  

Also, if your family has any uniform clothing items they no longer use, please consider donating them to the health room.  Thank you!
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.
Home & School News
Single Day Lego Workshop
Single session workshops have been added for students in K5-1st and 2nd-5th grades. Each session runs from after school until 4:30pm. Space is limited, so don't wait to follow the link to sign up!
    
Engineering FUNdamentals, Grades 2-5, March 4th

Pre-Engineering, Grades K-1, March 9th
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!
SCRIP is Great for Long Weekends!
Are you planning a winter getaway?  Since we have February 19 and February 22 off from school, you might be thinking about heading to a sunny beach or maybe a fun ski resort. Even if you are planning a staycation, order SCRIP for those days off!  Make your list of hotel, restaurant and gas station cards. Will you go to some movies or take the kids shopping? Amazon and Groupon cards are always great to have on hand for those last minute needs. 

The next SCRIP order will be placed on Monday, February 15.  Please have your paper order form to school or your online orders finalized by 8:30am.  Your cards will be ready for you on Thursday.  If you have any questions, please call Martha Connelly, Amy Lodes or Janet Fisher.
 
Please note:  We will order SCRIP on Tuesday, February 23 due to the long weekend.
Parish News
Please click to read Archbishop Listecki's column, Love One Another .
Community
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 on Feb. 14, Feb. 19 and Feb. 25!  Click here for ticket information.
Spotlight Children's Theater
Come see SJV students, Ellen, Erin and Emily Fricker, Genevieve Baynes, Olivia Kroeplin, Claire Kormanik, and Riley and Ella Connelly in The Little Mermaid, Jr.
Performances will be held on Friday, February 19 at 7:00pm, Saturday, February 20 at 2:00pm and 6:00pm, and Sunday, February 21 at 3:00pm. Click here for ticket information.
Friends of Elm Grove Library
Annual Used Book Sale
March 4:  9:00am-7:00pm
March 5:  9:00am-5:00pm
March 6:  12:00pm-4:00pm
Most itmes are $1.00-$2.00
Thousands of items- Books, CDs, DVDs, Audio Collector's Tabe
Elm Grove Library- 13600 Juneau Blvd. Lower Level
 (262) 796-3942 | [email protected] | http://www.stjohnv.org
17500 W. Gebhardt Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53045