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Weekly Highlights
Congratulations to newly ordained priests Patrick Behling, Andrew Linn and Michael Wolfe. Mrs. Pyzyk, twenty SJV students and seven chaperones attended the ordination to witness this special event. 
Middle school students participated in the 2nd Annual Book Celebration.  Groups read novels and chose from 15 different ways to present the stories to their peers.
Eighth graders used marshmallows and toothpicks to model covalent bonds in elements.
Using their critical thinking skills, Mrs. Kosterman's students built a replica of real life structures out of  blocks.
Rainbow Olympics was a huge success, thanks to all the hard work of Mr. Jackson and the 8th Grade station leaders.  Thanks, too, to the parent volunteers, teachers and the weather for keeping the rain away!
Volunteer at SJV
Click on the links below to lend a hand to events in our school community.

            
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
Kindergarten
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 31, 2016
As we prepare to wrap up a very successful 2015-2016 school year, we wanted to give everyone a summer update. Despite our students leaving us for the summer, SJV does not slow down much!

First of all, we have formed a number of search committees who are extremely proactive in their efforts to fill our open teaching positions. We have been interviewing candidates on a weekly basis, and doing all we can to find the best possible teachers for SJV. As soon as we have hired all of our candidates, we will send out a special announcement detailing all of the new employees.

There are also a number of exciting opportunities for our staff members as well. A team of five staff members will be traveling to St. Louis in June to attend a four-day training in a program called Virtue Based Restorative Discipline. Essentially, it is an anti-bullying program that is designed to decrease anti-social behaviors and increase faith practices. It moves away from punitive methods of dealing with anti-social behavior, getting to the root cause using our Catholic virtues and faith as the foundation. This team will then come back and train the rest of the staff for the 2016-17 school year.

A number of staff members will also be participating in the following programs to deepen and strengthen their own professional development over the summer:
  • Ed Camp 2016 - This is an opportunity for our staff to join professional educators in the Archdiocese to collaborate and discuss relevant topics in the world of education today.
  • Mentor Training - Three of our teachers will be formally trained as mentor teachers to provide support and mentorship to our new employees.
  • Learning Support Conference - Six of our staff members will be attending a two-day conference on assessment, feedback, and grading in August.
  • SJV teachers will also be engaged in course work at the university level as they further develop 21st century teaching skills.
While summer is a time for some relaxation and fun, we can assure you that our staff will be working very hard to ensure that we have a great 2016-17 school year!

Positively SJV,
Dan Demeter, Principal
Walk By Faith
All School Liturgy
All are invited to pray with us at our All-School Liturgy on Friday, June 3 at 9:00am.  Mass will be prepared by the 8th grade graduates.

There will not be an All-School Liturgy on Wednesday, June 1.
Congratulations to the Class of 2016!
Ellen Barker
Michael Lange
Lana Behmke
Isabella Ledezma
Meghan Brown
Helen Lilek
Brian Chiu
Allison Lukowski
Patrick Clarke
Jack Lutze
Joseph Colburn
Benjamin McIntyre
Haley Crow
Christopher McKenna
Colleen Czarnecki
Nathaniel Moodie
Kaitlin Druley
Kathryn Mueller
Jack Durst
Daniel Mukana
Julia Fernandes
Simone Nelon
Connor Fisher
Chloe O'Connell
Ellen Fricker
Isabella Orgeman
Amy Gehringer
George Parks
Jacquelyn Gehringer
Julia Pfankuch
Luke Gehringer
McKenna Popek
Annabel Gilson
Taylor Price
Nathan Grubich
Ellery Prusko
Riley Honkamp
Kevin Reilley
Julia Hopfinger
Michael Richardson
Camryn Keyes
Elizabeth Tallmadge
Jacob Kile
Hannah Thomas
Sarah Kile
Mollie Thomas
Claire Kormanik
Adam Uy
Samuel Kost
Thomas Volkert
Olivia Kroeplin
Madison Weyker
School News
Traffic Pattern Change
Due to the festival ride and tent arrivals, traffic patterns will be altered on June 6 and June 7.  ALL CAR traffic will need to go through the playground lot off of Norhardt Rd.  ALL BUS loading and unloading will occur on Gebhardt Rd.  Thank you for being patient, slowing down and following the direction of the teachers on duty.
Non-Uniform Day
Students may be out of uniform on both June 6 and June 7.  Please follow the guidelines in the parent handbook regarding out of uniform days.
Hot Lunch Balances 
Just a reminder to all SJV families- the balance in your child's hot lunch account will carry over to next year. For the 8th graders, the balance will go to their next sibling, or will be refunded, if over $5, if there are no sibling accounts. For account balances of graduates with no younger siblings and non-returning students that are less than $5, reimbursement is made only if requested in writing. We would appreciate any negative balances zeroed out by the last day of school. Happy Summer from the cafeteria staff - Claudia Towne, Judi Sottile, Jane Suro, Sue Stepp, Kim Nixon and Mary Claire Barker.
Battle of the Books
Saint John Vianney is very excited to once again participate in Battle of the Books (B.O.B)!  This voluntary program for students who will be in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade in fall of 2016. Battle of the Books is designed to introduce children to new authors, as well as encouraging a love of reading, all in the spirit of friendly competition.  All readers are welcome, however, B.O.B is aimed at children who love to read and are committed to reading from the list of books provided.  We will have a meeting within the first few weeks of September for our formal kick off!  However, the book list for 2016-2017 is attached so any student that is thinking about joining in the fall can get a jump start on reading.  (Even if your child is not certain that he or she will participate, this is a great summer reading list!)

Battle of the Books Intro Letter
Battle of the Books:  Book List 

Tuition Contracts
All contracts, EFT forms and fees should have been received by the office.  If yours is still outstanding, please send it in.
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
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
Can You Help?
We are in need of a few parent helpers in these last few days of school.  Email the office if you are able to help.

HOT LUNCH SERVER: 
June 1, June 2
HEALTH ROOM: June 3
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 

Run for the Pig
Festival Run/Walk
Saturday, June 11 - 8:30am
Grab your shoes and join the fun!  The Run/Walk for the Pig is a great family and community event.  The registration fee is $20/individual and $65/family (4 members) prior to June 9.  On race day, the registration fee is $25/person.  Registration forms are available at the parish office or register online.
Volunteering by the Numbers 
Total Volunteer Slots: 1,253
Total Volunteer Slots Filled: 551
Total Volunteer Slots Still Available: 702
Percentage of Slots filled: Only 44% 
  
SJV's Festival is in 10 days and we can't do this without your help!  We're at 44% for volunteer staffing - which is down significantly from previous years.  Would you take a moment to look at the sign up forms and see what's still open (some stations have no sign ups!) Then, would you ask 2-3 of your friends to come work a shift or two with you at Festival?  We are counting on you!   Please look online for the most up to date availability or sign up on the forms in the narthex.  Thank you again for making SJV's Festival an award winning event!
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.
SCRIP NEWS
Beat the summer heat with SCRIP for your favorite summer activities!  Earn rebates on your summer fun with SCRIP!  Our next order will be placed Monday, June 6.  No backpack delivery!  All orders must be picked up in the Parish office and will be available on Thursday,
June 9. 
 
Thank you for a great year!  We encourage you to use SCRIP all summer long.  If you have never purchased SCRIP, now is the time to learn about it.  It is a great way to earn money for SJV and yourself.  If you would like more information, please contact Martha Connelly, Amy Lodes or Janet Fisher.
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.
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Brookfield, WI 53045