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Weekly Highlights
Mrs. Arena & Mrs. Okruhlica 
with Archbishop Listecki 
Retiring Catholic School personnel were honored during a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Jerome Listecki in the Mater Christi Chapel at the Cousin's Center. The Archbishop thanked them and blessed them for their contribution to Catholic Education.
Last week the first graders met in church with Father Knippel to learn about the ways that Jesus Christ is present.
Ms. Burant's students got hands-on experience with shapes by playing the Mystery Shape game. They had to identify the shapes in the bag by describing the attributes of plane and solid shapes.
SJV was at the Brookfield Farmer's Market! Students helped provide entertainment to market- goers this past weekend.
In Memorium
After celebrating her 91st birthday, Dorothy J. Augustin went to join her father, God. The most wonderful building in the world to Dorothy Augustin was the library and she was always reading one or more books with at least one more in the queue.  A faithful volunteer, she volunteered at the Saint John Vianney Library for over 40 years and was affectionately known as the "Book Doctor" by the children.   Memorials were made to the St. John Vianney School library in her name.  Dorothy loved picture books and with the donations, several of her favorite titles will be purchased along with other picture books and children's literature from the library's wish list.  
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!  May 26 and May 31 are still open!  
Parish Festival
Many hands are needed to make the festival a success.  Click here to volunteer.

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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May 24, 2016
Thank you to all who participated in the 2015-2016 parent survey. We had a strong response with approximately 75% of school families completing the survey! Your feedback is incredibly valuable to Saint John Vianney School. You may be asking, what does SJV do with the data? The results from the parent survey really accomplish two things. First, the results validate and confirm areas of strength for our school. Secondly, the survey identifies opportunities for improvement and growth. We take our parent feedback very seriously, and the feedback we receive is often reflected in our school improvement goals for the following year. Below you will find the trends that surfaced from the 2015-16 parent survey:

Areas of Strength
Opportunities for Improvement
  • Families believe SJV provides consistent quality in Catholic Identity, especially with all school Liturgy (97%), daily prayer (94%) and Reconciliation (88%).
  • Families believe SJV provides consistent quality in instructional staff, with the highlighted strengths being faith filled (90%), knowledgeable (90%), and confident (91%).
  • Families believe SJV provides consistent quality in leadership, with the highlighted strengths being faith-filled (93%), compassionate (92%), and friendly (93%).
  • Families believe SJV provides consistent quality in learning opportunities outside the classroom, particularly through athletics (86%) and the fine arts (83%).
  • Families believe SJV provides consistent quality in communication, especially through the Shamrock Weekly (98%) and the school directory (97%).
  • Families believe SJV provides consistent quality in school safety, especially in the area of emergency drills (91%)
  • 86% of families believes SJV prepares our students well for the next grade
  • 90% of families believe classroom environments are conducive to learning
  • 15% of families indicated that they would like to see improvements with classroom computers and the computer lab
  • 14% of families indicated that would like to see an improvement in library books
  • 17% of families would like to see improvements made to Spanish class
  • 15% of families would like to see improvements in the middle school electives program
  • 10% Parents indicated that there is still room for improvements with the new traffic pattern for pick-up and drop-off

The data provided many positive trends, but there are certainly areas for future growth and improvement, which will impact our decision making as we continue to strive to make SJV the best school for all of our stakeholders.

Positively SJV,
Dan Demeter, Principal
Walk By Faith
All School Liturgy
All are invited to pray with us at our All-School Liturgy on Wednesday, May 25 at 8:05am.  Mass will be prepared by the students in Mrs. Drees's second grade class.
At the conclusion of Mass, a special presentation will be made honoring the teachers who will be leaving SJV at the end of the year. Please join us as we congratulate and bid farewell to Mrs. Nancy Arena, Mrs. Linda Okruhlica, Ms. Emily Knippel, Mrs. Amanda Prosser and Mrs. Lauren Revers.
Celebrate with
Father Knippel
Father Kenneth Knippel is celebrating the 40th year of his ordination.  At the 4:30pm Mass on Saturday, May 28, he will concelebrate with seven of his classmates.  On Sunday, May 29, also his birthday, he will preside at the 9:00am Mass.  All are invited to join him in prayer and stay for the reception in the Church Hall following that Mass.
Thank You from
Father Schumaker
Dear SJV Community,
I would like to express my deep appreciation for all who contributed to this great gift and all who helped plan the great farewell Mass!  It is truly beautiful and I will always cherish it. Again, know that I will miss you all. Thank you once again and God bless!
Fr. Philip
School News
Tuition Contracts
Tuition Contracts are due on June 1.  Thank you in advance for having all of your materials in by this date.
  • Signed Tuition Contract, marked with payment plan
  • EFT form if choosing a monthly or bi-annual payment
  • School Fees as shown on family invoice
IOWA Assessments
Assessment results are back for students in grades 3, 5 and 7.  Please look for them in your child's backpack on Wednesday, May 25.  Contact your homeroom teacher with any questions regarding the results.
SJV Directory
Be sure to watch your email over the summer for proofs of the parent directory for your input.  There will be changes to the book allowing for additional contact points for each parent.

Artwork is needed from the students to place on the covers of the 2016-2017 parent directory.  Interested students should create artwork using the following guidelines:
  • Click here for the artwork form
  • Use a thin marker so copies are clear
  • Include the following in the artwork:  St. John Vianney School, 262-796-3942 and 2016-2017
  • Return to school by June 3

Middle school students are invited to be included on the student services page.  Send an email stating which job(s)  you would like to be listed under- babysitting, pet sitting or yard Work.  

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.
Mark Your Calendar and Join Us
Home & School End of the Year Social
Celebrate the End of the Year! All are invited to join us on Wednesday, May 25 right after Mass in P209.  Thank you to all our committee chairs, members and volunteers for an outstanding school year!  We thank our outgoing executive officers and welcome our new leaders to the board.  A short meeting will include voting on proposed guidelines.  Please see them attached here.  See you there!
Dine Out with SJV at Yo Mama!
Eat at Yo Mama! on June 7th to celebrate the last day of school and raise money for SJV!
Please stay tuned for more details.
Sign-Ups for Parents and Students
Volunteers Needed for Library Inventory
Parent helpers are needed to help take inventory of our library materials to close out this school year and be ready for the 2016-2017 school year. Please visit the Sign Up Genius to pick a slot in which to help.  Thank you!
Signup for SJV Lego Robotics Team formation is taking place now for the next school year! Interested students in grades 2-8 should complete the correct form and return it to Meghan Klinck by June 3.  Any questions, email [email protected] or call 414-870-5264.

Lego Sign Up Grades 2-3       Lego Sign Up Grades 4-8 

Hip Hip Hooray, It's Independence Day!
We are excited to announce that SJV is once again participating in Brookfield's July 4th Parade! Those that joined us last year had a fantastic day celebrating our nation's independence with fellow classmates and school families.  If your family would like to pass out candy to spectators as you show your school spirit or if your kids have always wanted to be in a parade instead of watching one, come join us for some summertime fun!
Please contact Ann Marie Hess  if your school group or family is interested in celebrating July 4th SJV-style. Let Freedom Ring!
Register Now for 2016-2017 Shamrock Volleyball
Please find all volleyball forms on the SJV Volleyball Page of our website.
Splits will be held August 15th - 17th, 2016
7th and 8th Grade:  8/15/16 and 8/17/16 
5th and 6th Grade:  8/16/16;  
Extra date if needed: 8/18/16
Coaches Needed:  It is due to the efforts of volunteers and the gifts of your time that we are able to continue to offer an excellent athletics programs at SJV.  Each year, we are in need of coaches for boys and girls in grades 5-8. One of the ways that the athletic board will be supporting the coaches and assistants the upcoming season is a comprehensive coaches clinic that will support not only basic foundational skills and drills, but practice schedules and conditioning.  IF you are interested in learning more, please email Nisha Weyker directly with interest or questions by June 13. Coaches must attend Safeguarding All of God's Family and coaches training prior to the season. 
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.

Next SCRIP Order: 
Tuesday, May 31

Please have orders to school by 8:30am.  At the latest, cards will be available on Friday.  Please note, this will be the last sale that will be sent home in backpacks! 
We will place an order the last week of school on Monday, June 6 at 8:30am. Cards will be available on Thursday, June 9 at the Parish Office. 
Thank you for supporting SJV Scrip this year!  It has been very successful and we encourage you to continue using SCRIP all summer long.  Cards will be available for pick up in the Parish Office this summer. If you have questions, please contact Martha Connelly, Amy Lodes or Janet Fisher.
June SCRIP Schedule
Ordering: Monday, June 6
Cards available:  Thursday June 9 in Parish Office Only
Ordering: Monday, June 20
Cards available:  Thursday June 23 in Parish Office Only
If you are thinking of ordering online this summer, go to  Set up your account and use SJV's enrollment code:  B13DA8633L15Follow 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 8:30.  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. 
Parish News
Become an SJV Festival Sponsor
We offer various levels of sponsorship starting at just $25 and going up to our Platinum Plus level of $1,000 or more. A commemorative SJV wine gift box will be provided to all Platinum or Platinum Plus sponsors of this year's festival.
Of course, any level of giving is greatly appreciated. A donation of $500 or more will go toward underwriting a specific area of the Festival and will receive special recognition.
If interested in sponsoring, you can call or e-mail our sponsorship committee by contacting :
Jeffrey Kaye (262-784-6094 or e-mail [email protected]),
 or the S.J.V Parish Office (262-796-3940) Sharon Roberts ext. 1105 or e-mail [email protected]. We'll be sure to include your name (or business name) on our "Thank You" boards displayed at the Festival and in our Sunday Bulletin after the festival ends.  We thank all of those who have given donations in the past!
Please click to read Archbishop Listecki's column, Love One Another.
 (262) 796-3942 | [email protected] |
17500 W. Gebhardt Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53045

St. John Vianney | 1755 N Calhoun Rd | Brookfield | WI | 53005