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Weekly Highlights
Fourth and fifth graders were dressed and ready for their Biz Town job interviews! Good luck everyone!
During the school day on Tuesday, February 23rd, all middle school students will be given the opportunity to join over one million students across the United States to participate in this year's Math League Contest. Students visited the Math League site to search and practice contest questions from previous years. The students were able to customize their contests according to level of difficulty and even take a peek at the questions that students answered at the National Championships.
6th graders made a volcano with a balloon, paint, sand and beans. When our balloon was covered in "pyroclastic material" they popped it and measured how far the materials splattered in the room.
Third grade students played Canadian Bowling in gym class.  This game uses six pins, instead of ten.
One of our fifth grade girls basketball teams placed second in the St. Jerome's tournament this past weekend.  Way to go!
Congratulations to the seventh grade basketball team.  They placed first at the St. Matthias Tournament  in December, placed second at the St. Anthony Tournament in January and second at the Waukesha Catholic Tournament this past weekend.
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 16, 2016
Greetings!
We would like to inform you of a change to the upcoming middle school/specials conferences on Monday, March 7th. The middle school/specials conferences will now be scheduled via Signup Genius, similarly to the K5-5th grade conferences. The rationale being that in past years there are times during conferences when the cafeteria is full, and people are waiting in lines that are 10 people deep, while at other times the cafeteria is empty and our teachers have no one to see. The scheduling of these conferences should alleviate those problems and create a much smoother atmosphere.

The Signup Genius link will be emailed to all parents and is also accessible in the Weekly. Each conference will last seven minutes with each teacher. While this might not sound like a lot of time, we feel that this is the perfect amount of time to meet with each teacher and have a quality discussion of your son or daughter's progress. It is up to your family to decide which teachers you would like to schedule for conferences, keeping in mind that one teacher is required. 

We also realize that there are more middle school students than available time slots. If you would like to meet with a particular teacher and realize that his or her schedule is completely full, please contact that teacher, and they would be happy to set something up outside of the conference times.

Finally, we ask that you please adhere to your assigned times. In order for the day to run smoothly and efficiently, we ask that families are on time for their conferences and that we respect the time of others. Please note that there will be no changes to the K4-5th grade conferences.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Positively SJV,
Principal
All School Liturgy
All-School Liturgy
All are welcome to pray with us at our next All-School Liturgy on Wednesday, February 17. Mass will be planned by the sixth grade red group.
School News
Calendar Reminder
There will be no classes for students on Friday, February 19 and Monday, February 22.  Teachers will be participating in in-service opportunities. 
Parent- Teacher- Student Conferences
Conferences will be held on Monday, March 7 for grades K4-8 and on Tuesday, March 8 for K4 ONLY.  Parents are invited to sign up for a conference time using the below links to Sign Up Genius.  Conferences will run from 7:30-11:30am and from 3:30-7:30pm. This is counted as a school day for students and attendance will be taken.
NEW!  Middle School Teachers and Special Teachers will use assigned conference times to meet with families. 
ˇLeyendo para Perú!- Reading for Peru
St. John Vianney School students will once again be participating in a Read-a-thon to raise funds to continue building the library collection for the children of our sister parish, Santisimo Sacramento, in Piura, Peru. The pledge drive will run February 22-February 28 and the Read-a-thon will run from February 29- March 6.  Forms will be distributed to students on Thursday, February 18. This is a wonderful Lenten almsgiving activity for our students.
SJV Blog
Our school blog is updated and ready for you to read!  It recaps Catholic Schools Week and shares an essay written by an SJV eighth grader.  Click here to read.
Padre Serra Pep Rally
Our 8th grade basketball teams have been invited to the Padre Serra Basketball Tournament.  Come join us at our pep rally on Friday, February 26 at 2:10pm.  All tournament information, including dates, times and brackets can be found on the Padre Serra website
Track Head Coach Needed
Our SJV Track season starts in April and we are in need of a head coach/coordinator.  The track season typically runs from the beginning of April through mid-May with twice a week practices and approximately six meets.  There are other parent volunteers to assist at practices and meets.  SJV's Track program offers great exposure to this sport prior to high school with over 60 parish children participating each year.  SJV will be unable to continue this program if we are unable to find a head coach.  If you are interested, please e-mail Katy Sarner or call 414-232-2822. 
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!
Home & School News
Home & School Meeting 
Join us Tuesday, February 23 at 8:15am in P209 for our monthly Home and School meeting. Come and hear updates about the school from our principal and president, updates from committee chairs and discuss new business.  All are welcome! 
Click here for the agenda. 
Teacher Luncheon- Donations Requested
Our Teacher Luncheon on March 2 coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss, so the Home & School is hosting a fun and colorful Seuss-themed event. Please consider helping by donating some of the necessary ingredients.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated!  Click here to view the donation list.
Dine Out with SJV
Tuesday, March 3
SJV has a Dine Out coming up on Tuesday, March 3 from 5:00-10:00pm at Jason's Deli, located on the Moorland side of Brookfield Square. On the day of the event, please place your receipt in the GroupRaise.com Donation Box at the restaurant to make sure your meal is counted for the donation to SJV!
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
SCRIP-THE Best Fundraiser Ever!
 
Q. Why is SCRIP a great fundraiser? 
A. Because families don't have to spend any extra money on items they don't want or need.  Simply purchase gift cards for weekly expenses and at the same time, earn profits for SJV and cash back for yourself.  Purchase a card at its face value, for example $50 and use it for $50 in purchases at your favorite store.  On that $50 card, the rebates earned are shared by you and SJV.  It's a Win/Win! 
 
Q. How does SJV use the money earned from your purchases? 
A. SJV Home and School uses the profits to fund activities and programs for all students, such as Catholic Schools Week, Back to School Social, High Interest Day, Assemblies, Playground equipment, Books for classrooms, Secret Santa Shoppe, Teacher Appreciation and much more. 
 
If you have never used SCRIP and would like more information, please call Martha Connelly, Amy Lodes, or Janet Fisher.  If you are out of the habit of using SCRIP, we invite you to try it again.  There are so many great ways to use SCRIP and support your school at the same time! 
 
Next SCRIP order - Tuesday, February 23.  Please send your orders to school or complete your online orders by 8:30am.
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!
Parish News
Mission Logo 2016
All are invited to attend the remaining sessions of the Parish Mission.  Please click here for all the information.






St. John Vianney Parish- Presentation Hall
Wednesday, March 2; 10:00-11:30am & 6:30-8:00pm

Reconciliation is the Sacrament that reveals the mercy of God in the most visible way.  How did this Sacrament develop in the Church, how does it show God's Mercy and how can it make us more merciful like the Father?
All are invited to join Fr. Ken Knippel, Pastor, St. John Vianney Parish, at this presentation.
Please click to read Archbishop Listecki's column, Love One Another  .
Community
Events at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School               

 

Girls Night In for Girls (Grades 4-7) Come and join in some DSHA Fun!
Pizza Party and Movie
February 19 from 6:00-8:00pm   
Pre-Registration is Required.  Call 414-462-3742 

 

Girls Night in for Moms and Daughters (Grades 4-7)  Friday, March 18 from 5:30-8:00pm

Pre-Registration is Required- Call 414-462-3742

Workshop Title:  Love your Beauty, presented by Molly Bell, Founder/Director of Bloom for Girls, LLC  

                  

Workshop Description:  Is beauty only skin deep?  Become a media savvy pro when it comes to how women are portrayed in the advertising and pop culture.  Let's try to redefine what beauty means to us in regard to ourselves and the women we love and admire in our lives.  Through presentations, journaling, group discussion and fun activities, mom and daughter can expand the narrow definitions of beauty and body health.  Prepare for an evening of self discovery, laughing, bonding, sharing, and learning from one another. 
Shadow Day at Catholic Memorial High School
Seventh and eighth grade students are invited to spend a shadow day at CMH!
Shadowing a current student at CMH is a great way to see for yourself what a day is like at our school!  Students can request a specific person to shadow with or we can match you with a great student based on your interests! Parents can pick the best day that works in your schedule.  Set up your shadow day online at www.catholicmemorial.net and click on Visit Us!  You can also call Paige Siehr, Admission Assistant, at 262-542-7101 ext. 553.
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