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Weekly Highlights
Mr. D. was the mystery reader in 1K this week. He read a unique fairy tale to the 1st graders.
The Laudate Choir was excited to sing for parishioners on Palm Sunday.
To remember the Last Supper, second graders washed hands
(instead of feet), shared prayers that they wrote, and broke bread together.
Volunteer at SJV
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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
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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April 5, 2016
Congratulations Ms. Emily Knippel
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Ms. Emily Knippel on her recent selection as the new principal of St. Joseph's Catholic School in Racine.
 
A graduate of Cardinal Stritch University, in 2011, Ms. Knippel accepted a middle school English-Language Arts and Religion teaching position and has been a member of our faculty for the past 5 years. She served in the capacity of the unit leader of the middle school team of our school as well as a mentor teacher to several initial educators on the staff. As a member of the Learning Support Leadership Team, she was instrumental in reviewing student data, developing educational action plans, and differentiating instruction for middle school students. She also presented at the archdiocesan level at their summer learning support seminar. For the past three years, she has been an active member of the S.T.A.F.F. team which provides adult faith formation opportunities for members of the St. John Vianney School and parish staff. In addition, Ms. Knippel has also served as a basketball coach for both the seventh and eighth grade girls, co-chaired the SJV Soles for Education team, and was a member of the Fine Arts committee. On May 15th, she will graduate with her Master's Degree in Educational Policy and Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University.
 
Ms. Knippel is extremely excited about her new position as principal of St. Joe's. She will remain with us through the end of this school year and will officially start her new position on July 1, 2016. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Ms. Knippel for her outstanding dedication to St. John Vianney School. We look forward to working in collaboration with her as archdiocesan colleagues. We wish her continued success as she journeys to this new opportunity of instructional leadership in Catholic education. Good luck Ms. Knippel!
 
Parent Survey
As we reported before spring break, the 2015-2016 parent survey will be emailed to all school families on Wednesday, April 6th and will remain open through Wednesday, April 20th. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey, as your feedback and thoughts are extremely important to us, and helps guide the decision making process at the school. Please note that you will complete the first part of the survey once, and you will complete part two for the number of children you have at the school. Thank you very much for your participation in this year's parent survey.
 
Positively SJV,
Dan Demeter, Principal
All School Liturgy
All-School Liturgy
All are welcome to join us for All-School Liturgy on Wednesday, April 6 at 8:05am.  Mass will be prepared by Ms. Bremer's fourth grade class.
School News
Click here for Information, Permission Slip and Photo Release.  You may still sign up friends!  Bring the paperwork to the school office right away on Wednesday morning.
MOMS Tea
(Mothers of Middle School Students)
Mothers (and Dads!) of current fourth and fifth grade students are invited to tea with President, Pam Pyzyk.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about all the wonderful things our middle school has to offer!  There are two days and times to choose from.  Follow this link to sign up!
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!
Save the Date-
Mother- Daughter Dance
The annual girl scout mother-daughter dance will be held on Friday, April 22 from 6:30-8:00pm.  Be sure to put this date on your calendar for a fun evening spent with your daughter.
Bussing for Students in the Waukesha School District
If you are a family residing within our boundaries of the Waukesha School District, you must request bus service for next year, even if you already have service this year.  Follow this link and complete the form by June 15, 2016.  If you do not do this, you could be denied transportation.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
In addition to our efforts throughout the year, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has always recognized the important month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. This year, we have also designated April 17-23, as Safe Environment Week. In doing so, we can assure that every parish and school, as well as the entire faith community focuses, at the same time, on the importance of keeping our children and youth safe.
 
This year's theme will follow the Year of Mercy. As Pope Francis said when declaring the Year of Mercy, Merciful like the Father ... is the "motto" of this Holy Year. In mercy, we find proof of how God loves us... Day after day, touched by His compassion, we also can become compassionate towards others.  Please follow this link for further information.

Seminarian Connection
Seminarian Jordan Berghouse visited the fifth graders on Monday, April 4th to meet them for the very first time. Fifth grade has been praying for and writing questions to Mr. Berghouse throughout the school year. The students learned many interesting things about Mr. Berghouse, like the fact that he will be ordained as a priest in 2019, the same year they will graduate from eighth grade. The students are excited to become a part of Mr. Berghouse's journey, just as much as he is for their journey to learn and grow in their faith. Mr. Berghouse's best advice to the students is to stay rooted in prayer so that God will show them what he wants them to do with their lives. He also discussed different ways the students can integrate prayer into their daily lives to become closer to God.
Home & School News
Dine Out with SJV at Blaze Pizza
Thursday, April 14
Please come to Blaze Pizza at 17530 W. Bluemound Rd. in Brookfield on Thursday, April 14 from 5:00pm-8:00pmPrint a flyer or show it on your smartphone/tablet
and SJV will receive 20% of your 
meal purchase. Enjoy a dinner out and help support SJV at the same time!
Bids for Kids Auction (BIDs)- Informational Meeting
Please Join Us! Come find out more about BIDs 2017 when we meet on April 21 from 6:30-7:30pm in room P209. We are looking for chairs for several committees, so if you'd like to help, but aren't sure how, this is a great way to find out more information. We hope to see you there!
Spring Cleaning with SCRIP
SCRIP is back from Easter break and is ready to make your shopping easier.  If you are spring cleaning, organizing the garage, or going through the kids' closets, remember to order SCRIP for all your organization needs.  Consider the Container Store, Ace Hardware, The Home Depot, Lowes, and Menards.  April SCRIP orders will be placed on Monday, April 4, 11, 18, and 25.  If you have any questions, please contact Martha Connelly, Amy Lodes, and Janet Fisher.
Parish News
You are invited to come hear Fr. Knippel's presentation on Wednesday, April 13 at 10:00am and 6:30pm. 
Holy Orders- What are the Holy Orders of the Church?  God shows His mercy through the men he chooses to serve and show mercy to His people.  What is the meaning of this Sacrament of Vocation?
Volunteer for the Festival
As School Family, we are pleased to offer you the first opportunity to sign up for shifts at this year's Parish Festival, June 10, 11 & 12.  The full parish will be invited to sign up in May, so hurry now and select the shifts you and your family would like to work.  Click Here to sign up for a volunteer shift.
A NEW Opportunity for Young Adults: The Breakfast Club
Fr. Philip Schumaker and Claire Hoffmeyer invite you, the young adult people (beyond the college years, ages 25-35) of the parish, for our own rendition of
"The Breakfast Club"!
Meet us at SJV on the third Saturday of the month for 8 o'clock morning Mass followed by a light breakfast and conversation in the Youth Center.
The scheduled "Breakfast Clubs" are as follows:
Saturday, April 16 and Saturday, May 21 (*special field trip to Archdiocese of Milwaukee Ordination-breakfast to follow).
To RSVP or for more information, please be in touch with Claire Hoffmeyer, Director of Youth Ministry, [email protected] OR 262-796-3944 extension 1119.
**This bulletin blurb was written while streaming "Don't You (Forget about Me)" by Simple Minds.
Prince of Peace & SJV Food Drive
You are invited to donate food to the food drive that will benefit the Despensa De la Paz Food Pantry.  Donations can be made at the Pick N Save located at 2205 N. Calhoun Road.  Items in special need are canned goods, canned meats, canned fruit, cereal and dry goods.  See Friedens Community Ministries website and the Food Drive Flyer for further information.
See the Seminary on Sunday, April 17
Saint Francis de Sales Seminary is opening its doors this spring to all who wish to meet our seminarians.
Click here for the flyer.

Spring Lecture:  The Recognition of Saints
You are invited to listen to this presentation by Msgr. Thomas Olszyk on Tuesday, April 19 at 7:00pm. at the Saint Francis de Sales Seminary.  Click here for the flyer.
Please click to read Archbishop Listecki's column, Love One Another.
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