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Students in Mrs. Klement's class
practiced spelling /oo/ words using Froot Loops cereal.
Our students had a fun time hosting students from other schools at our Bring a Friend to School Day.
The third-graders made two simple machines, observed, and recorded data. They started to identify the control and the variable in an experiment.
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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.

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April 12, 2016
May Crowning: On Thursday, May 5th, you are all invited to a wonderful May Crowning and Living Rosary event here at SJV. During this event, our 2nd and 8th grade students act as the individual beads of the rosary as we progress through the prayer. It is also a great experience for our 2nd graders who have just received their First Communion, or will be doing so shortly.   Before the Living Rosary begins, we crown the Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus, which recognizes Mary as Queen of heaven and earth. Each year, we choose two 8th grade students to receive this honor. In order to receive this honor, the student must demonstrate the 10 Marian Virtues. These 10 evangelical virtues are not only object of prayer, more importantly, they present us with a program of virtuous life, which is that of Mary as she appears to us in the Bible. The Ten Evangelical Virtues are as follows:
1. Most Pure (Mt 1:18, 20,23; Lk 1:24,34) The student recipient should exhibit a strong sense of their faith.
2. Most Prudent (Lk 2:19, 51) The student recipient should consistently exercise good judgment among peers, within the school and parish setting.
3. Most Humble (Lk 1:48) The student recipient should possess leadership qualities without a need for a leading role or title.
4. Most Faithful (Lk 1:45; Jn 2:5) The student recipient should be trust-worthy.
5. Most Devout (Lk 1:46-47;Acts 1:14) The student recipient should regularly practice their faith, not only by attending Mass, but by their willingness to become involved in the liturgy, through choir, acolyte, reading or liturgy planning.
6. Most Obedient (Lk 1:38, 2:21-22;27) The student recipient should consistently follow the rules set forth in our school.
7. Most Poor (Lk 2:7) The student recipient should have provided volunteer services to the poor during their tenure at SJV.
8. Most Patient (Jn 19:25) The student recipient should exhibit the ability to persevere, particularly during their final weeks at SJV.
9. Most Merciful (Lk 1:39, 56) The student recipient should be compassionate and exhibit the ability to be forgiving.
10. Most Sorrowful (Lk 2:35) The student recipient should have an understanding of personal responsibility.  
After tallying all of the votes from the 8th grade students, middle school teachers and administrators, we are proud to announce that Jack Lutze and Ellen Fricker were chosen as our two 8th grade representatives for the May Crowning. We are extremely proud of Jack and Ellen and they are certainly great representatives for this honor. Congratulations!
Parent Survey: Many thanks to over one-third of our families who have completed the 2015-2016 parent survey. If you have not done so yet, please take a few minutes to complete the survey, as your feedback on our school is extremely important and valuable. The survey will remain open until April 20th. Click here to access the 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 13 at 8:05am.  Mass will be prepared by Mrs. Grzeszczak's fourth grade class.
School News
Calendar Reminder:
There IS school on Friday, April 22. 
There is NO SCHOOL on
Friday, April 29.
Todays catholic family
You are invited to Father Philip Schumaker's presentation, Charity:  The Remedy to Restore Order in our Families and our World on Wednesday, April 20, 6:30-8:00pm in the Presentation HallCharity is a specific word used to describe the love of God.  Family is the ultimate reflection of that love in this life.  If we desire the world to see charity alive in our lives, it first must reflect in our family relationships. 
Fine Arts Night- Monday, April 25
5:30-7:30pm in the SJV Cafeteria
Come celebrate the creative talents of our SJV students!  There will be an art gallery of student work, student musicians, fun and games.  There is NO COST to attend.
Science Fair- Monday, April 25
The 8th Grade Science Fair is joining the Fine Arts Night.  Projects will be displayed and eighth grade students will be available to answer any questions, show their findings and share results. Their projects will have been judged the week prior and awards will be presented that evening.
Aloha!  Mother- Daughter Dance
The annual girl scout mother-daughter dance will be held on Friday, April 22 from 6:30-8:00pm. The Hawaiian themed dance will be held in the cafeteria and the cost is $10 per family.
Be sure to put this date on your calendar for a fun evening spent with your daughter and friends!
High Interest Day- Volunteers Needed
High Interest Day will be held on the afternoon of Thursday, April 28.  Parent volunteers are needed to help at the check-in table, supervise lunch & recess and chaperone the classes.  Please visit the  High Interest Day Volunteer sign-up page to pick your favorite spot.  Any questions about High Interest Day can be directed to Jenni Schmus, Tina Lindner or Rebecca Wilson, High Interest Day Chairs.
Lego Robotics Informational Meeting 
Lego Robotics is open to students in grades 2-8.  Teams will be forming for the fall and there will be an informational meeting on April 26 from 6:00-7:00pm in room P209. The program requires at least two parent coaches per team so please consider coaching. Any questions can be directed to Meghan Klinck or 414-870-5264.  Check out the FIRST Lego League website to learn more!
A number of SJV students were participants at the Middle School State Forensics Tournament in Neenah, Wisconsin this past weekend.  Students from around the state gathered together to display their hard work and compete against one another. Students worked extremely hard to be invited to the State tournament.  In order to qualify for the State meet, students had to have an average of  56 out of 70 points in at least three tournaments this season. Of the students who participated, everyone earned a ribbon, four students earned medals at the power round and one student earned a trophy for her piece! Kudos to all!
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.

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.
Seminarian Connection
Seminarian Visit
On Monday, April 4, Seminarian Will Arnold came to visit his 6th grade classes. They had a wonderful discussion about one's call to religious orders and how it comes at different times and in different ways for everybody. Mr. Arnold also discussed his journey to the Seminary which the students really enjoyed! In addition, Mr. Arnold explained where he is in his program (second theology) and will be ordained a transitional deaconate next year around this time. Thank you Mr. Arnold for sharing your time and your story! The 6th grade will be visiting the Seminary on April 28.
Home & School News
Home & School Meeting
Please join us for our April Home and School meeting Tuesday April 19 at 8:15am in P209.  Come and hear from committee chairs about upcoming events and activities, listen to our Principal and President give updates on the school and vote for Home and School Executive Board members for the upcoming school year.  Click here for the agenda.   
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!
Home and School Committees-Reimbursement Receipts
Just a reminder that your receipts are due within the month of your activity or event.  If your event occurred prior to May, all receipts are due May 1st.  We cannot carry receipts over to the next year.
Box Tops for Education
Keep cutting those box tops.  We will have another school-wide drive May 11-20 with a chance to earn a non-uniform day.  This is a great way to earn money to fund Home &School activities without costing anything.
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!
When you use SCRIP, you can earn money on your entertainment budget! From going to the movies, to getting tickets to a concert, SCRIP certainly puts the FUN in FUNdraising.  Look into purchasing your favorites like:, Disney, AMC Theatres, iTunes, Gamestop, or Xbox.  Also think about Marcus Theatres, StubHub, Toys R Us, Fandango or Hulu Plus.  There's so many SCRIP options to choose from when looking for something fun to do.  Our next order will be placed on Monday, April 18 at 8:30am.  If you have any questions, please contact Martha Connelly, Amy Lodes or Janet Fisher.

Child Ministry
First Communion Preparation
Please note new date and time for Church Tour for both children and parents.  Please join us on Saturday, April 16th from 9:30-11:30am in the Church.  All First Communicants and their parents are invited, but if you missed Joy Day we ask that you attend this event.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Reminder, First Communion Banners are due on Wednesday, April 20th in the Christian Formation Office.
Tiny Tot Time
Tiny Tot Time will meet on Tuesday, April 19 at 10:00am in the Church Hall. Moms, Dads, Grandparents, please bring your little ones for an hour of story time, activities, and snack.  Each month is a different theme.  Please feel free to drop in or let us know you are coming by calling Dawn Van Dorf at 796-3944 x1117.  
Parish News
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 21-35) 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
  • 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.
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.
Summer Camp at St. Francis de Sales Seminary
Middle school aged boys are invited to attend camp at the Seminary.  See the Summer Camp Flyer for all of the information.
Please click to read Archbishop Listecki's column, Love One Another.
Parent Program- Suicide Prevention
The School District of Elmbrook, in collaboration with NAMI of Waukesha County and Waukesha County Health and Human Services, will provide three opportunities in Brookfield during the months of April and May, to attend a presentation on the nationally recognized suicide prevention program: Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR). Please see attached flyer for details.

Register now for
Junior Crusader Football
Register to Reserve your Spot!
  • 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.  Registration is taken "first come, first served basis" and team commitments are due April 1st.   So register early to reserve your spot.  Any questions or additional information contact:
 (262) 796-3942 | [email protected] |
17500 W. Gebhardt Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53045

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