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It was so fun to see everyone's smiling faces on Orientation Day! We are looking forward to a great school year!
Gathering to talk in circle groups, the middle school students shared their thoughts about the first day of school as well as academic and spiritual goals for the school year.  They also formed mixed grade level unity groups.  Each group brainstormed the meaning of a particular virtue, created a poster to symbolize that virtue, and wrote a prayer to demonstrate that virtue.
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August 30, 2016
It was a great first day of school yesterday! Once again, the red carpet was rolled out as we welcomed all of our students back for another year. The energy and positivity was back in our building, and SJV was once again open for business! Please CLICK HERE to enjoy the video that captures some of the great images from our first day back!

Positively SJV,
Dan Demeter, Principal
Walk By Faith
All-School Liturgy
All are welcome to join us for All-School Liturgy on Wednesday, August 31 at 8:05am.  Mass will be prepared by the middle school teachers.

School News
SJV Safety
There is nothing we take more seriously at SJV then the safety of our students.  As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure safety for everyone in our building, please CLICK HERE to read updates to the St. John Vianney Safety Plan.  After reading the safety information, please return the St. John Vianney Reunification Child Pick Up Authorization Form to the school office by Friday, September 2nd.  Thank you very much for your continued support and partnership in our school safety efforts.
Home & School News
The Spirit Wear Website is Open Now- Sept. 8
Welcome back to school!
Did you miss the last spirit wear ordering window?  Not to worry - the spirit wear website is open again!
Orders can be placed now through midnight on Thursday Sept 8th!  Stock up on SJV gear:  t-shirts, shorts, hats, sweatshirts, coaches' shirts and lots of other fun stuff!  Check it out! The next ordering window will be in November, with delivery in time for the holidays!
Any questions can be directed to Allison Rusch  or Jennifer Doyle.
 
CLICK HERE to access the spirit wear website.
Events to Add to Your Calendar
Parent Information Night
Thursday, September 1
6:30pm in the Church
Mark your calendar to come to this event filled with information regarding the new school year.  Hear from our school leaders and go to the classrooms to learn about what the teachers have planned for your learners.  Classroom presentations will last 20 minutes and will begin at 7:05, 7:30 and 7:55pm. Information will be repeated in each session. We look forward to seeing you there! 
Parent Coffee
Tuesday, September 6
After you drop off your students at school on September 6, stop on in for coffee and a bagel.  Enjoy fellowship with other parents and parishioners in the cafeteria, beginning at 7:30am.
safeguarding
Safeguarding All God's Family Session at SJV on Tuesday, September 6
SJV will be hosting a training session for Safeguarding All God's Family at 6:30pm in the Presentation Hall. This training is required of anyone who would like to work with the students.  Click here to sign up for this session, one of many scheduled around the Archdiocese.
Back to School Bash
Friday, September 9
All families are invited to attend the Back to School Bash- come and catch up with old friends and meet some new friends!  There will be food, music, crafts and fun.  See the Back to School Bash flyer for all of the details.
Faith Formation Offered to All Members of the Parish- First Session: Wednesday, September 14
All parishioners, including school families, Christian Formation families, and families without children are invited to participate in three family formation sessions. These sessions ware designed to fortify us "to act justly, to love steadfastly, and to walk humbly with God" (Micah 6:8).  The first session can be attended either on Wednesday, September 14, 6:00-7:55pm OR Sunday, September 18, 9:00-10:55am.  Please click for further program information and for program registration.
Soles for Catholic Education
Saturday, October 15
Come walk with the SJV community on October 15 at 10:00am to celebrate Catholic Education.  Registration is free until September 19 and all walkers receive a T-shirt.  Registration is $10 after September 19. Click here to join the SJV Team!
Trivia Night- Saturday, October 22
Gather your team of ten and come to show off your knowledge at trivia night!  See the Trivia Night Flyer for the details and registration information.
Volunteer Opportunities
Sign Up to Serve Hot Lunch
Serving hot lunch is a great way to see all of the children of the school (including your own!) and work with our fun lunch ladies and other cafeteria helpers!   Click here to sign up for a commitment of only one day each month.
Volunteer in the Health Room
Volunteers are needed to help staff the health room one day per month 10:10am-1:10pm.  NO SPECIAL SKILLS are needed- just your ability to do what you do yourself as a parent!  Most of the students who visit need ice, bandages or just some some tender-loving care. When there are no students, it is a great time to read, make your grocery list or complete other things on your to-do list!  Click here to sign up for one shift per month.
Student Activities
Chess Club
Students in grades K5-8 are invited to join the fun in chess club. Everyone is welcome- whether you are a beginner or have previous chess experience.  Click here for all the chess club information/how to register.
Parish News
Please click to read Archbishop Listecki's column, Love One Another.
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17500 W. Gebhardt Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53045