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Weekly Highlights
Third graders visited Survive Alive and learned many awesome ways to stay safe with fire safety!  They learned how to make 911 calls and practiced exit drills. 
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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April 19, 2016
With gratitude for their years of successful leadership and service and best wishes for the future, we announce that Mrs. Nancy Arena, Mrs. Linda Okruhlica, Mrs. Lauren Revers and Mrs. Amanda Prosser will be leaving St. John Vianney School. We are incredibly thankful and appreciative of the hard work, dedication, and commitment these four women have given SJV. We wish them the best of luck in their futures endeavors! Please click on each person's name or picture to read their personal message.

Positively SJV,
Dan Demeter, Principal
Faith Building
All-School Liturgy
All are welcome to join us for All-School Liturgy on Wednesday, April 20 at 8:05am.  Mass will be prepared by Ms. Novy's third grade class.
May Crowning
Thursday, May 5 at 1:30pm

You are invited to a wonderful May Crowning and Living Rosary event 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. Before the Living Rosary begins, we crown the Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus, which recognizes Mary as Queen of heaven and earth.
Seminarian Connection
Andrew Infanger visited the second graders on Tuesday,
April 12.  Andrew prayed with the children and told him about his life at the seminary.  The children had the opportunity to ask Andrew a number of questions to get to know more about him.  We enjoyed our visit with Andrew and we hope to get to visit with him again soon.
School News
Calendar Reminder:
There IS school on Friday, April 22. 
There is NO SCHOOL on
Friday, April 29.
Uniform Notes
This Friday, April 22, will be a non-uniform day.  Please follow the guidelines in the parent handbook.  As written in the parent handbook, shorts may not be worn until after May 1st. 
SJV President Pam Pyzyk recently met with parents of 4th and 5th graders to discuss all of the wonderful things our middle school has to offer.  If you missed the presentation, or are curious to know more about our middle school,  don't hesitate to contact Mrs. Pyzyk with your questions.  Click on the links to learn more about  our middle school.
Shamrock Shout Out to Ms. Bach
It goes without saying that our teachers at St. John Vianney Catholic School are incredible educators.  Year after year, they continue to attain the highest standards at both the elementary and middle school levels. Oftentimes parents (and sometimes even students) don't get to know these amazing teachers until they have a student in that grade, so we would like to change that. In our Shamrock
Shout Out blog, we want to feature one of these wonderful educators each month, and peek into his or her life both inside and outside the classroom.  Click Here to learn all about our awesome art teacher, Ms. Dana Bach.
Mark Your Calendars and Join Us
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. 
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 to be paid at the door. Be sure to put this date on your calendar for a fun evening spent with your daughter and friends!
Monday, April 25- 5:30-7:30pm

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 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.

K4 Presents: 
Rumble in the Jungle
Come join the K4 students as they travel through the jungle in story, song and dance.
  • Tuesday, April 26 at 10:15am & 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 27 at 8:15am & 12:05pm
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!
Middle School Dance- Grades 6-8
St. Dominic's is hosting the next middle school dance, open to students in grades 6-8.  It will be on Friday, May 13 from 7:30-9:30pm.  Click here for the Dance Permission Slip.  All forms need to be submitted directly to St. Dominic's by May 11.
Music Concerts
Mark your calendars to attend our upcoming music concerts.  The students have worked very hard on their music and can't wait to share it with you!
Band Concert- Tuesday, May 11 at 1:00 & 7:00pm
Choral Concert- Monday, May 16 at 1:00 & 6:30pm
(Grades 1-8 & Shamrock Choir)
Strings Concert- Tuesday, May 24 at 1:30 & 7:00pm
Don't Forget to Register for SJV Summer Camp
Attention all 1st-8th graders for 2016-2017!  Want to be part of SJV Summer Camp?
Join us the weeks of July 11-15 and/or July 18-22 for an engaging, hands-on, and fun filled summer camp! Come for one week or two depending on your summer schedule.
Volunteers or Donations Needed
Donations Wanted for the Teacher Luncheon- Thursday, May 5
The Teacher Luncheon Committee and Teacher Appreciation Committee are teaming up for the last teacher/staff luncheon of the 2015-2016 school year!  The SJV staff will be celebrating a festive and special CINCO de MAYO lunch on Thursday, May 5th.  Your tremendous contributions and support over the past year have been most appreciated! If it were not for continued parental support, these luncheons would not be such a huge success.  For that, we thank you!  And we thank you following this link to sign up for the last teacher luncheon of this school year.
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.
Home & School News
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!
Say Thank You With SCRIP Cards!
Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up in a few weeks.  Say thank you to our teachers with SCRIP cards.  Our Teacher Appreciation Committee is putting together awesome swag bags for our well deserving teachers.  Order your cards now, send them to school and our T. A. Committee will take care of the rest.  Order favorites like Culvers, Panera, Starbucks, or Einsteins.  Other great ideas would be, iTunes, or Best Buy.  There's so many restaurants and specialty stores you can choose from!  Our next order will be placed on Monday, April 25.  Please send your orders to school by 8:30am. If you have any questions, please contact Martha Connelly, Amy Lodes or Janet Fisher.
Child Ministry
Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)
We are pleased to offer Children's Liturgy of the Word throughout the summer months at the Saturday 4:30pm Mass and Sunday 11:00am Mass, but it takes a great amount of dedication from many generous volunteers to commit to a ministry with busy summer schedules.  Thank you to all the dedicated people who provide this wonderful ministry to the children of St. John Vianney throughout the year. 
To continue this ministry and make it manageable for our current volunteers we are looking for additional adults and teens to come forward to share their love of Jesus with the children.  We are looking for people to make a monthly commitment at a Mass of your choosing or to be a substitute and help as needed.  To volunteer or for more information, please call Dawn Van Dorf at 796-3944 x1117.  Thank you for your interest.  Men and teens please consider becoming a part of Children's Ministry.  We need your help!
Parish News
Volunteer for the Festival
As a 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.
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.
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.

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.

CMH Family Preview Night
Wednesday, May 4th from 6:30pm-8:30pm
7th and 8th grade Parents and Students are invited to preview the CMH high school experience for a night!  Family Preview Night is a great way to learn about CMH, experience the academics, get advice, and meet parents, faculty, and staff.
  • Learn more about CMH academics and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program from CMH IB Coordinator, Mr. John Burke.
  • Hear about the family experience at CMH and get advice about the transition from middle school to high school from current parent, Mrs. Mary McNulty.
  • You will also get the opportunity to attend mock classes in several subject areas!
Please RSVP by going to and click on Family Preview Night or call Krissy Hartung at 262-542-7101 ext: 552.
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 John Solwold.
 (262) 796-3942 | [email protected] |
17500 W. Gebhardt Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53045