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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 of the following days, please contact the school office.  With skinned knee season upon us, your help would be appreciated!  Open days are May 13, May 20,
May 24 and May 26.

Rainbow Olympics
Email Will Jackson if you are able to help supervise a Rainbow Olympic event.
    
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. The following days are still open May 16, May 20,
May 24, May 25 and May 31.


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
Congratulations to eighth graders, Ellen Fricker and Jack Lutze. They were recipients of the Marian Award and crowned Mary at the May Crowning this past Thursday. 
Congratulations to our second grade students who recently made their First Communion!
Students in Mrs. Kosterman's class learned about plants, soil and worms. They also made a seed mosaic of the parts of a plant using all different kinds of seeds.
First graders in Mrs. Klement's class met with Father Knippel this week. He showed the students various items that are used at Mass. The kids learned all about the special book called the Lectionary.   
Fifth graders performed the ancient myth play, "Skywoman's Rescue", which is a tale about how the earth came to be. They collaborated in small groups to come up with their own unique performances.
The SJV and POP sixth graders went to
St. Francis Seminary for Mass and a tour.
6th grade SJV and POP students collaborated to create circle art that represents what their faith looks like to them.
The band students of SJV and St. Dominic's performed at the High Note Festival, Six Flags Great America. Their performance was awesome and they received an excellent rating!  The band members represented our schools admirably - very polite and enthusiastic!
To find out more information or to see how fun track practices are,
4th - 7th graders are invited to come to the Track Open House on May 19th from 5:30-7:00pm at the Brookfield Central track.

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May 10, 2016
We are extremely proud of the education that we can provide for all of the students at St. John Vianney. We have a number of wonderful programs that support our mission to provide an education that matches every child, and we have a tremendously talented and dedicated staff to live out that mission. Earlier this year, we applied for the Academic Excellence award through the Exemplary Recognition Program offered by the Archdioceses of Milwaukee. It was decided by the review team that our school is deserving of an on-site visit, which is the next phase in the process of attainment of the award.

On Friday, we have the opportunity to demonstrate to the visiting team all of the wonderful programs we have in place to support our strong mission of academic excellence. The visiting team will consist of Sue Nelson, Associate Superintendent for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Mary Burke, Consultant, Catapult Learning, Dr. Nancy Athansaiou, Dean of Education for Alverno College, and Dr. Stephanie Burnander, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh . The team's goal is to gather evidence that St. John Vianney is exemplary in the field of academic excellence during a four-hour visit. The team will interview administration, teachers, students, and parents; they will visit classrooms, and review artifacts. It will be a whirlwind four hours for everyone involved, but we are extremely proud of all of the different aspects that prove we provide an exemplary education to all of our students. We look forward to this great opportunity and are humbled by receiving the honor of an on-site visit.

Wish us luck as we prepare for Friday's visit!

Positively SJV,
Dan Demeter, Principal
Walk By Faith
All-School Liturgy
All are welcome to join us for All-School Liturgy on Wednesday, May 11 at 8:05am.  Mass will be prepared by the 6th grade classes.  Deacon Michael Wolfe will concelebrate the All-School Liturgy on May 11.  After Mass, he will speak to our 8th graders.  This will be his last Seminarian Connection visit to SJV before his ordination on May 21.
This past Friday, a number of Middle School Students competed at Inspirio Youth Ministries in Nashotah in the annual Faith-a-Thon.  Prior to this, these dedicated students came in on weekends to practice their faith facts with the guidance of high-school coaches and Mr. Dempsey.  Their hard work and determination paid off: of a possible 6 overall places in the final round, our teams occupied 4!  In the end, the 6th grade teams placed 2nd and 3rd while the 8th graders pulled out a fantastic 2nd and 3rd place finish as well!  Way to go Mighty Doves!
Seminarian Connection
Ordination to the Priesthood, May 21
With praise and thanksgiving to God, Saint Francis de Sales Seminary joyfully announces and invites you to attend the Ordination of Rev. Andrew John Thomas Linn, Rev. Patrick James Behling and Rev. Michael David Wolfe to the priesthood on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee. 

School News
Tuition Contracts
Tuition contracts have been mailed to your home.  Please return the following to the school office by June 1, 2016.
  • Signed Tuition Contract, marked with payment plan
  • EFT form if choosing a monthly or bi-annual payment
  • School Fees as shown on family invoice
School Supply Lists for 2016-2017
The School Pak website is ready to accept orders for the next school year.  For those who would like to use this optional service, all orders need to be placed by Friday, June 10. If you prefer to do your own shopping, click here for the supply list or check it out throughout the summer on our website under Parent Resources.
MAP Testing
The MAP testing window is May 10- May 24.  Please contact Courtney Albright if you have any questions.
Rainbow Olympics- Volunteers Needed
Grades 1-8 will be participating in our Rainbow Olympics field day event on Friday, May 27.  Mr. Jackson is in need of parent volunteers to help supervise an activity station.  Please email Mr. Jackson if you can help that morning.
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!
SJV Summer Camp
Don't forget to register for all of the fun classes for students the week of July 11-15 and/or July 18-22!  There is something for everyone!  Click the graphic below or here for the registration form.
Track News 
Congratulations 5th - 8th grade Track participants on a great meet last weekend.  There were many participants and top place finishers.  Some highlights include:
Adam Uy, 8th grade - 1st place in the 1600 meter
Haley Crow, 8th grade - 1st place in both shot put and discus
Annie Barker, 6th grade - 1st place in high jump  
Julia Pfankuch, 8th grade - 1st place 100 meter
Chris McKenna, 8th grade - 4th place 400 meter
Hannah Huntley, Lauren Tallmadge, Jasmine Peterson, and Maggie Krill, 6th grade - 2nd place 4 x 400 meter relay
 
Our great coaches even got in on the fun and dressed as super heroes for the coaches relay!
 
Track is a fun sport that is compatible with a variety of schedules.  At SJV, we provide a great introduction at the middle school level.  To find out more information or to see how fun our practices are, 4th - 7th graders are invited to come to the Track Open House on May 19th from 5:30-7:00pm at the Brookfield Central track.  In inclement weather, practice is moved to the SJV gym.
Mark Your Calendars and Join Us
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
Treasurer Needed for the Home and School Association
The Home & School Association is in need of a treasurer for the 2016-2017 school year.  No accounting experience is needed!  If you are interested or want further information, contact Laura Russell.
SJV Uniform Resale
Monday, June 6th, 8:00-10:00am
and 2:30-4:00pm in P210

NEW THIS YEAR:
Home and School is no longer running the uniform resale as a consignment sale. Therefore, any and all proceeds from the sale will be donated to the SJV Home and School Association to use for programming to benefit all the students of SJV.

If you would like to donate uniform items for the sale,
you can drop them off in front of the parish office on Sunday, June 5th before or after the 9:00am and 11:00am masses
.  The resale is a great opportunity for families to purchase gently used uniforms. You will find a good selection of short and long sleeved polo shirts, pants and shorts; jumpers and skirts, sweatshirts and leggings. When donating items, please be mindful that shoppers at the sale are looking for items in decent condition. Please don't donate items that are stained or well worn.

Box Top Drive
We will have our spring box top drive from May 11- May 20. If we collect 4,000 box tops, the students earn a non-uniform day.  This is a great way to help earn funds for Home and School activities without spending anything extra.  Have your student find and trim the box tops in your house if he/she wants to earn a non-uniform day.  For every box top, our school earns 10 cents - it really adds up!
May SCRIP Dates 
Monday, May 16, 23 and
Tuesday, May 31
 
It's time to beautify your landscapes and flowerpots!  Many options to purchase SCRIP including Home Depot, Lowes, Ace Hardware or Menards.  Make plans to order SCRIP today!  Please send them to school by 8:30am on order dates.  If you have any questions, please contact Martha Connelly, Amy Lodes or Janet Fisher.  We will be ordering SCRIP this summer and will pass those dates on to you soon.
 
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 ecards at home, or even pay with your smart phone in the checkout lane.    
Child Ministry
K3 WEEKDAY Sunday School Program
Child Ministry is pleased to offer a program designed especially for three year olds.  It is a Sunday School format that meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30am.  For many, this is a first experience in a school setting which includes Bible stories, prayer, music, crafts, snacks, and so much more.  Class size is limited to the first ten children registered.  Please come to the Christian Formation Office for a registration form or for more details.
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
Eucharistic Minister Training
Eucharistic Ministers, along with the priest and deacon, minister the Body and Blood of Christ to the assembly during the Communion Rite of the Liturgy.  Our Eucharistic Minister coordinator, Mary Lopez will be providing training to become familiar with this liturgical service. Please join us on Monday, May 23, at 7:00pm in the Church. 
 
If you are a practicing, confirmed Catholic with a mature demeanor and a willingness to serve fellow parishioners, please join us!  So that we can be prepared with handouts, please RSVP to Mary Lopez, EM Coordinator, at 262-821-5144 or by email at [email protected].
 
** Of special interest:  You are invited to attend the upcoming training session, especially if:
1)    You were recently confirmed and expressed an interest in this ministry
2)    You are interested in this ministry for weekend and/or all school liturgies
3)    You would like a refresher
Please click to read Archbishop Listecki's column, Love One Another.
Year of Mercy Celebration
Friday, May 13 at 7:00pm
Everyone is welcome to bring your family and friends to a Eucharistic Rosary Prayer Evening with Bishop Donald Hying of Gary, Indiana. 
Click here for the informational flyer.
Community
Junior Crusader Baseball
Junior Crusaders Baseball tryouts will be held on July 30 at the Catholic Memorial baseball field.  Click here for all of the information.
Spotlight Youth Theater Presents: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 
Audiences of all ages will enjoy this lively tale filled with foot-stomping, toe-tapping songs that will introduce a whole new generation to Mark Twain's memorable characters.  Come see SJV students Ella Connelly and Genevieve Baynes May 13-15 at Greendale High School PAC.  Click here for further information and show times.
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Brookfield, WI 53045