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Weekly Highlights
K5 students went to the Betty Brinn Children's Museum to take an engineering class and to have intentional play time. It was a fun time and they learned a lot.
First graders in Mrs. Williams' class were very busy working in math centers.
Congratulations to our Forensics Team for their fine efforts at the Oak Creek and Pilgrim Park Forensics Meets. 
The 7th grade boys
A- Team took first place at the St. Mary's Hales Corners 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
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 23, 2016
As we are past the half-way point in the school year, it is a good time to remind everyone of the new traffic pattern that was implemented this year for pick-up and drop-off procedures. As you remember, the purpose of the new traffic pattern was to essentially split the parking lot into two sections: one for the school, and one for the parish, especially during daily mass.  While we admit it is not perfect, and that sometimes the line can back up, we are all pleased that it is much safer for everyone.  Here are some reminders that we ask each family to please follow:
  • For school pick-up and drop-off, please enter and exit via Norhardt Drive.  Please do not use Calhoun Road.  Using Calhoun Road interferes with dismissal from 7:00am Mass and makes things very congested around 7:40am.
  • You may use Calhoun Road to enter our parking lot if you are going to park on the east side of the parking lot and walk to the school using the cross-walk. 
  • When exiting onto Norhardt Drive, you may only make right turns during pick-up and drop-off times. Attempting left-hand turns also backs things up.
  • During inclement weather, please follow the normal traffic pattern.  Please do not move the line closer to the school building, as this delays the drop-off procedures. 
We ask that you would please adhere to these regulations and that you encourage others to do the same.  As a reminder, here is a link to the traffic pattern diagram.  Things work the best when we all work together and follow the same traffic patterns, so thank you very much for your continued cooperation with our pick-up and drop-off procedures. 
Positively SJV,
All School Liturgy
All-School Liturgy
All are welcome to pray with us at our next All-School Liturgy on Wednesday, February 24. Mass will be planned by the sixth grade white group.
School News
School Spirit Day- Friday, February 26
To help celebrate the eighth grade invitation to the Padre Serra Basketball Tournament, all students may be out of uniform and wear their SJV spirit wear or green and white.
Padre Serra Basketball Tournament
  • Pep Rally- Friday, February 26 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. 
  • Team Blessing- Sunday, February 28- Students participating in the Padre Serra Tournament will have a special blessing during the 9:00am Mass.  
  • First Round Games- Games are played at Mount Mary University.  The first round games are as follows:
    • Girls:  Saturday, March 5 at 10:00am
    • Boys:  Thursday, March 10 at 7:45pm     
Todays catholic family
Did you miss Fr. Philip's presentation on February 3, titled Hope: All I hope for is the newest iPhone?  If you did, you can check it out by following this link.
Fr. Philip's next presentation, Charity: The remedy to restore order in our families and our world, will be on April 20 at 6:30pm in the Presentation Hall.
¡Leyendo 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. Students should be securing pledges from now until February 28. The Read-a-thon will run from February 29- March 6.  
Curé d'Ars Fund
Please consider making a pledge to the Curé d'Ars Annual Fund by March 18.  The Annual Fund is an integral part of our St. John Vianney school budget and the money contributed directly supports our important school mission by funding:   
  • Professional Development and Retention of Highly-Educated Professionals and Staff
  • Twenty-First Century Educational Technology and Upgrades, including Mobile Learning
  • Tuition Assistance for current and prospective students.
SJV is an exemplary school which provides an exciting environment for our children to learn and develop to their fullest potential. As parents at SJV, no one has more at stake than we do in ensuring the highest quality education for our children.
Our 2015-16 goal is to have 100% participation from SJV school families.  This can be a monetary gift or simply a gift of prayer.  What matters most is your support! Please return your pledge card by March 18 with an intention of money and/or prayer.  You may also make a gift on line using Faith Direct.  Please keep in mind, that unlike tuition, all gifts to the Annual Fund are fully tax deductible.  Donations are due by June 2016.
Thank you 
Angelo and Lendie Provenza
of the Cure D'Ars Annual Fund
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. 
High Interest Day
High Interest Day for students in K5-5th grade is coming on Thursday, April 28th!  Students will receive class sign-up sheets on Monday, February 29.  Please check your child's backpack and help them compete the forms. The sign-up sheets need to be returned to school by Friday, March 5.  If your child doesn't turn in a sheet, classes will be assigned to them.

Needed:  The High Interest Day Committee is looking for old magazines and scrapbook paper.  If you have any of these items to donate, please send them to the school office.  Thank you. 
Track Assistant Coaches Needed
Our SJV Track season starts in April and we are in need of a assistant coaches/coordinators.  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. If you are interested, please e-mail Katy Sarner or call 414-232-2822. 
Home & School News
Parent Coffee- Tuesday, March 1
Coffee, treats and friends will be on-hand on Tuesday, March 1 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
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
Thursday, March 3
SJV has a Dine Out coming up on Thursday, 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 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.
Donation Needed for James and the Giant Peach
The costume committee is in need of two boys navy blue blazers - size 12, 14, or 16.  If you have an old one that your kids have outgrown and can donate, it would be appreciated. They will be altered and would not be returned.
Child Ministry
Joy Day 
First Communion Preparation
Joy Day for both children and parents is Saturday morning March 5 from 9:30am to 12:30pm in the Church.  If your last name begins with A-L, please bring a treat to share.  Reminder, the first family sharing experience was due Wednesday, February 17.  Please also continue to work on your "Experience at Mass" activity.
Parish News

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.
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. 
Register Now for Junior Crusader Football
The registration deadline is April 1
  • Full contact youth tackle football program
  • For players entering 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades
  • Emphasis on player skill development and education
  • All practice and game equipment is provided
  • Member of the Classic Youth Football League (CYFL)
  • All practices at Catholic Memorial High School
  • Season is August 1st through October 30th
Visit us online at for more information and registration. Any questions or additional information contact: John Solwold.
Chess Tournament
The 8th Annual Wisconsin All-Catholic Schools Chess Invitational will be Sponsored by St. Sebastian School and hosted by Marquette University on Saturday, March 12.  Click here for the Chess Tournament Flyer.
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 Table
Elm Grove Library- 13600 Juneau Blvd. Lower Level
 (262) 796-3942 | [email protected] |
17500 W. Gebhardt Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53045