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Volunteer at SJV
Click on the links below to lend a hand to events in our school community.

Health Room If you can volunteer in the health room on any fo the following days, please contact the school office.  With skinned knee season upon us, your help would be appreciated!  Open days are May 3, May 6, May 10, May 13, May 20, May 24 and May 26.

Teacher Luncheon

There are a few spots left on the sign up for the luncheon on May 5.  Click here to offer a donation.

High Interest Day
Additional volunteers are needed at High Interest Day on April 28. It is a fun afternoon and you will enjoy helping!  Click here to volunteer. 

Parish Festival
Many hands are needed to make the festival a success.  Click here to volunteer.

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  
Weekly Highlights
A majority of Cub Scouts from Pack 71 stand in front of the new display case.  We thank them for generously donating this case to SJV!
In talking about stewardship, a way of life, Father Knippel had the third graders act out the story of the servants and talents. They also unscrambled words to create stewardship sentences from the bible.
Fr. Knippel met with the first graders in church to talk about the symbols of Baptism.
7th graders searched for and examined the various organisms that live in pond water.
6th graders discussed which materials would be necessary if they were stranded on the moon and had to find their way back to the rendezvous point.
Fifth graders went to the middle school to work in the science lab for the first time. They had the hands-on opportunity to learn about density by building liquid density towers. Working in the lab gave these soon-to-be sixth graders a chance to see what middle school is all about!
The 6th Grade Girl Scout Troop hosted this year's Mother- Daughter Dance, which raised money for the Hunger Task Force and Humane Society.  Each organization will receive a check for over $100.  We want to thank all of the SJV Moms & Daughters who came out to support our Aloha-themed dance!
Fine Arts Night & Science Fair
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April 26, 2016
One of the things that we pride ourselves on at St. John Vianney is our ability to educate the whole child.  This was clearly evident last night at our first annual Fine Arts Night. It was such a wonderful night to celebrate all of the wonderful talents of our students.  Our Fine Arts Night was divided into two main parts - the cafeteria was setup for our vocalists, instrumentalists, and artists, and the middle school science rooms were setup for our 8th grade scientists displaying their extremely impressive science fair projects. Please enjoy this Animoto video which highlights the night.
 
Positively SJV,
Dan Demeter, Principal
Walk By Faith
All-School Liturgy
All are welcome to join us for All-School Liturgy on Wednesday, April 27 at 8:05am.  Mass will be prepared by Mrs. Okruhlica'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.
School News
  • There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, April 29
  • Thursday, April 28 is High Interest Day for students in grades K5-5.  These students may be out of uniform, dressing for the weather and activities in which they will be participating.
  • Middle School students will be on field trips on April 28 and will wear their uniforms.
  • May 2 is the first day students may wear uniform shorts.  In recognition of this, students may also wear Crazy Socks on May 2.
Science Fair Winners
Congratulations to the 8th grade Science Fair winners!
1st Place- Julia Pfankuch and Ellery Prusko
D
oes heat affect the way a crystal forms?
2nd place- Jack Lutze and Kevin Reilley
Building a portable phone charger, no outlet required
3rd place- Allie Lukowski and Chloe O'Connell 
Which is healthier- homemade or store-bought baby food?
Spring Choral Concert- May 16
Grades 1-5 & Shamrock Choir

On Monday, May 16, all SJV students in grades 1 through 5 and both Shamrock Choirs will perform in their spring concert.  Concert times are at 1:00pm and 6:30pm in the Activity Center.
   
Attire for students is school uniform for the daytime performance and red, white, and/or blue for the evening performance, with the exception of Shamrock Choir.  Shamrock Choir students are to wear their choir T-shirts with black bottoms and shoes for both performances, and are permitted to wear this Shamrock Choir attire throughout the school day on Monday, May 16. 
 
All student performers must arrive to their homeroom classrooms between 6:00 and 6:15pm.  Shamrock Choir members are to meet in the middle school hallway.  Parents and students are reminded to stay throughout the whole concert and support all student performers, and students should be picked up in their homeroom classrooms by parents at the conclusion of the concert. Our concert theme is "Celebrate America," and the concert will conclude with a grand finale complete with strings, drums, and all student performers!  See you there!
Mark Your Calendars and Join Us
K4 Presents: 
Rumble in the Jungle
Come join the K4 students as they travel through the jungle in story, song and dance on Wednesday, April 27 at 8:15am & 12:05pm.
Dine Out with SJV at Noodles
SJV has a Dine Out on Monday, May 9 from 4:00-8:00pm at Noodles & Company located at 17000 W. Bluemound Road in the Brookfield Fashion Center. Please be sure to mention St. John Vianney when you are ordering, and SJV will receive 25% of sales! Noodles & Company is a SCRIP restaurant, so please consider ordering SCRIP to use at this Dine Out to further support SJV!
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- Wednesday, May 11 at 1:00 & 7:00pm
Spring Choral Concert- Monday, May 16 at
1:00 & 6:30pm (Grades 1-5 & Shamrock Choirs)
Strings Concert- Tuesday, May 24 at 1:30 & 7:00pm
Home & School News
May SCRIP Dates 
Mondays: May 2, 9, 16, 23 and
Tuesday, May 31
Mark your calendars and make sure to get your orders to school by 8:30am.

There are so many occasions to use SCRIP as gifts this month:  First Communion, Mother's Day or Graduations.  Perhaps you have a wedding in the family or a birthday party gift to purchase.  Think about giving gift cards!  Who doesn't like to receive one?  For a limited time, small denomination cards are available.  Go to shopwithscrip.com for more details.  If you have any questions, please call Martha Connelly, Amy Lodes or Janet Fisher.
 
If you are thinking about ordering online, go to shopwithscrip.com.  Set up your account and use SJV's enrollment code:  B13DA8633L15
Follow the prompts and enjoy the ease of ordering from your home.  Unless you set up PrestoPay, you would still send in a check to pay for your cards due by Monday morning at 8:30am.  PrestoPay is the system that you would set up to automatically draw from your checking account.  You can sign up on the same site-follow the prompts.  In a few days, you will receive an enrollment code via email.  Send the code to Martha or Janet and they will activate your account.  By doing this, you would be able to reload physical scrip cards, print your e-cards at home, or even pay with your smart phone in the checkout lane.    
Alumni Corner
SJV Alumni- Brent Carter
Brent Carter graduated from SJV in 2011 and attended Marquette University High School. While at MUHS, Brent was a member of the Jesuit Honor Society, which recognizes leadership, service, and scholarship. He participated in numerous extracurricular activities in high school and he scored in the 99th percentile of the ACT. Brent is attending Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he is enrolled in Lehigh's Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts and Sciences (IDEAS) program. IDEAS is a four-year honors program that is jointly administered by the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Applied Science that allows students the opportunity to combine the breadth and depth of two programs of study in a four-year college experience. He was one of only 5% of incoming Lehigh freshman to receive a merit scholarship. Brent credits SJV with providing a strong foundation both in and outside the classroom.
Child Ministry
Vacation Bible School  
Children K4-5th grade are invited to Cave Quest, June 20-24 from 9:00am to noon.  This week-long adventure is full of Bible stories, music, games, crafts, and so much more.  Registration forms must be turned into the Christian Formation Office by May 20th. 
 
Vacation Bible School Volunteers Needed
We need both adult and youth volunteers for Cave Quest, June 20-24 from 8:30am to noon daily.  We need crew leaders and station leaders, K4 & K5 teachers, juice pourers, snack makers, etc.  This is a great experience for college students, retired people, or anyone who enjoys children and loves God!  If this week does not work for you, you can help before the event with decorations, preparing materials, and shopping.
 
For more information on the above opportunities or if you are interested in volunteering, please call Dawn Van Dorf at 796-3944.  Men and teens please consider becoming a part of Children's Ministry.  We need your help!
Parish News
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.

Catholic's Divorce Program
St. Boniface Parish is pleased to announce the beginning of a new ministry to men and women who have suffered from divorce: The Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide. This 12-week program features 30-minute DVDs that cover topics of shock, denial, anger, grief, guilt, forgiveness, money, the courts, the kids, the ex-spouse, annulment, dating, sexuality, spirituality, remarriage or staying single, and much more. Whether you got divorced recently or many years ago, the program offers valuable insights for everyone.
 
Our group begins Wednesday, May 25 from 6:30 to 8:00pm at St. Boniface Church at W204 N11940 Goldendale Road in Germantown. Cost of $25 per person includes a "Personal Survival Guide", refreshments and all materials. Childcare will be offered if needed. To register, contact Gail Anshus at (262) 628-2040 or [email protected]. Facilitators are Bob and Chris Smialek who can be reached at (815) 275-5305 or [email protected]
The Church is here to help!
Community
Brookfield Central
High School Volleyball

Attention 8th graders - if you are interested in playing volleyball for Brookfield Central High School, there will be an informational meeting on May 10 at 6:00pm in the BC cafeteria.  While attending, you will be able to meet the coaching staff, learn about summer opportunities and get details about the tryout process.
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17500 W. Gebhardt Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53045