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For 1st- 8th graders for the 2016-2017 school year. More information to follow!
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Weekly Highlights
Congratulations to a successful inaugural season of Battle of the Books.  Special kudos to The Book Thieves and The Book Blasters for advancing to the next level of competition to be held at St. Jude School.
After hearing the Dr. Seuss story, K5 students enjoyed a dish of green eggs and ham.
Our third graders went to Prince of Peace to meet their pen-pal buddies. They had conversation, played bingo and had a snack together.
Fifth graders read biographies and did a presentation about what they learned, complete with costumes and props.
Congratulations to the 5th-8th grade band, string and vocal students who performed this past Saturday at the Wisconsin School Music Association Solo & Ensemble Contest held at Brookfield East.  It was a very successful day! Several highlights are: a first place rating for the flute choir and two of our students receiving class A star ratings on drum set and violin!  Those students will now perform at the state competition at the end of April.
Congratulations to the 7th grade girls green team- they placed first at the SJV 7th grade tournament and were tournament champions at the St. Mary's Hales Corners tournament.
SJV 6th grade girls ended their season tied for 1st place in the league. Great job girls!
Congratulations to the Girls 6th grade Notre Dame basketball team. On March 5, they took first place in the St. Boniface Tournament. They also finished in 1st place in the Notre Dame Division of the Notre Dame Don Bosco League with an undefeated record.
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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March 8, 2016
With this weather, it feels like summer is just around the corner, right? One of the highlights of the summer here at SJV is our SJV Summer Camp. We wanted to share some information with you regarding dates, times, and classes for this year's summer camp. Here is the key information:
  • The camps runs the weeks of July 11th and July 18th, from 8:00-3:00 each day.
  • Families may sign up for one week, or two, all day, or part of the day - scheduling is very flexible!
  • The camp is open to all incoming 1st-8th graders for the 2016-2017 school year. Students do not have to be enrolled at SJV.
  • Classes are hands-on, engaging and fun!
  • There is quality time devoted to physical activity and exercise each day.
Please click HERE for a complete list of courses, descriptions, instructors, and pricing. The official catalog will be going out very soon to all families with all of the registration information. Until that time, please use the link above to plan your summer camp classes! We are looking forward to another great summer camp this year, and we hope to see you there!  Please direct any questions regarding the summer camp, to the camp administrator, Emily Knippel.

Positively SJV,
All School Liturgy
All-School Liturgy
All are welcome to pray with us at our next All-School Liturgy on Wednesday, March 16. Mass will be planned by Mr. Stemper's fifth grade class.

There will not be an All-School Liturgy on March 9; students in grades 2-8 will be participating in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
School News
Padre Serra Basketball Tournament
  • Games are played at Mount Mary University. 
    • Boys:  Thursday, March 10 at 7:45pm  
    • Girls:  Saturday, March 12 at 8:00pm 
¡Leyendo para Perú!- Reading for Peru- Pledge Money Due by Friday
We hope everyone had a fun time reading last week, raising funds to continue building the library collection for the children of our sister parish, Santisimo Sacramento, in Piura, Peru. It is time to collect all the pledges and return the donations to the office by the morning of Friday, March 11.
Save the date! 
Fine Arts Night Auditions
It is time to sign up for Fine Arts Night auditions!  The sign up sheet for music auditions is posted on the music room door.  Students are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible- auditions will be held Tuesday April 12th after school.  Please make special note that while audition groups are limited to grades 3-8 only, any students younger than 3rd grade who would like to join a group of older students are permitted to do so.  The flyer for Fine Arts Night has additional information- please contact Mrs. Revers or Ms. Bach with any questions!
Track & Tennis Registration 
Track and Tennis Registration for the Spring 2016 season is now open for 5th to 8th grade St. John Vianney School and Christian Formation children.  Practices and events for both sports take place in April and May and have conflicting schedules.  For more information on both programs and links to their online registration, go to Track Registration or Tennis Registration.  Registration closes Sunday, March 13.  Forms and fees can be turned in to the Parish or School office to the attention of Athletics.
Support the Curé d'Ars Annual Fund
Please make a pledge to the Curé d'Ars Annual Fund by March 18. This can be a monetary gift or a gift of prayer. What matters most is the participation of all SJV school families. To learn more about why the Annual Fund is crucial to the success of St. John Vianney school, click here.  Watch your mailbox over the next couple of weeks for a letter and pledge card or 
make a gift online using Faith Direct.  All donations must be received by June 30. 
SJV Blog
Be sure to follow the link to the SJV Blog, which highlights kindergarten teacher Mrs. Kate McRae.
Home & School News
Don't Forget to Order Your SJV Spirit Wear!
The SJV Spirit Wear website is open through Sunday, March 13 at 11:59pm.

This will be our last ordering window of the school year, so stock up now for all those SJV items you want for the summer months!  The next ordering period will be in late July with delivery on Orientation Day in August!

Go to the Burghardt's website, click on "Spirit Wear" and then scroll down to "St. John Vianney".  If you have any questions, please contact Allison Rusch  or Jennifer Doyle.
  Thank you for all your spirit wear business this year!
SCRIP News Brief
Next Order Date:
Monday, March 14 by 8:30am 
  • Sports Authority gift cards are no longer available as they have filed for bankruptcy protection.
  • Have you shopped the new Whole Foods in Wauwatosa? SCRIP cards are available in amojnts of $25 or $100.  They are also available as ScripNow and ReloadNow!
  • Bonus Rebates:  Bed, Bath & Beyond (1%),Boston Market (2%), Cabela's (3%), Carters (1%), Express (2%), Journeys (3%), Oshkosh B'gosh (1%), Ulta (1%), Spa & Wellness (4%)
  • Questions?  Contact Martha Connelly, Amy Lodes or Janet Fisher.
  • Click here for the SCRIP Order Form.
Single Day Lego Workshop
A single session workshop is available for students in K5-1st grade.  The session runs from after school until 4:30pm.   There is still room- follow the link to sign up.

Pre-Engineering, Grades K-1, March 9th
Child Ministry
Children's Liturgy of the Word Presiders Training
We need additional presiders to lead the children in worship and adult and teen helpers to assist with the children.  It is a once a month commitment at the Saturday 4:30pm Mass or the Sunday 11:00am Mass.  Please come to a training session on Sunday, March 13th at noon in the Christian Formation Office.  If possible, observe CLOW at the 11:00am Mass and come to the training afterwards.  For more information or to volunteer, please call Dawn Van Dorf at 796-3944 x1117.  Men and teens please consider becoming a part of Children's Ministry.  We need your help! 
Tiny Tot Time
Tiny Tot Time will meet on Tuesday, March 15th 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. Patrick.  Please feel free to drop in or let us know you are coming by calling Dawn Van Dorf at 796-3944 x1117. 
Stations of the Cross for Families   
We will pray "The Stations of the Cross" together on Friday, March 18th at 6:30pm in the church.  Everyone is welcome to attend especially families with children of all ages.  Please join us for an evening of song and prayer.
Parish News
Please click to read Archbishop Listecki's column, Love One Another.
DSHA Girls Night In For Mothers & Daughters Grades 4th - 7th
Bloom For Girls Workshop: Love Your Beauty on Friday, March 18 from 5:30- 8:00pm at DSHA 
Molly Bell, Founder/Director, Bloom for Girls, LLC, will present on the following topic:  Is beauty only skin deep? Become a media savvy pro when it comes to how women are portrayed in 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. 
This is a free event and dinner is provided. Space is limited. Please RSVP by Thursday, March 10 by calling (414) 466-3707 or emailing DSHA Admissions.
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