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Grandparent’s Day 2016

It’s finally here! Next week we will be celebrating Catholic School’s Week here at SJV! This is a very special week for all those children, who have the privilege of receiving a Catholic School Education, to celebrate their academics, selves, friends, family, and their school. Each day is devoted to a different theme or happening. One of the bigger events is Grandparent’s (Special Person’s) Day.  We will be celebrating this on February 5th, beginning at 8:00, with an all school Mass. Please DO NOT let the name narrow the chances of a student not participating. We here at SJV understand the different dynamics of families. We would love for each child to feel included and participate in this beautiful day. If a grandparent is not available, please consider asking another family member or close family friend. It should also be noted that, the day is a half-day with NO aftercare. Students will leave by 11:30 that day, with their grandparents, special person, or parent.

If you have not turned in your RSVP, please do so by Friday, January 29th! If you have misplaced the copy sent home last week, you can find one below or as an attachment in this week’s newsletter.

Saint John Vianney Catholic School

Annual Grandparent’s Day

February 5, 2016

8:00 am – 11:30 am


All SJV grandparents are cordially invited to

help us conclude our celebration of

Catholic Schools Week

at Grandparent’s Day.

Grandparents/Special Persons are asked to arrive at the church for 8:00 am Mass, after which we have several activities planned.

Students may leave with their grandparents/special persons (with parent permission), or may be picked up for dismissal, at 11:30 am. *note that there will not be aftercare this day

In order to plan for the day, please complete the RSVP form below, and return it to the school no later than January 29th, 2016.  If your child’s grandparents are not able to attend, please feel free to invite another relative or family friend, but be sure to RSVP for them as well.

We look forward to seeing you on February 5th!

Grandparents Day RSVP – Please return by January 29th.

Name of Student(s):______________________________________________

Name(s) of Grandparent/Guest Attending:_____________________________


____ My child/children may go home with the aforementioned grandparent/guest on this day.

____ My child/children will be picked up at dismissal. (11:30 am)

____ I would like to earn volunteer hours by assisting with the festivities.

______________________________            _______________________________

Parent Name (please print)                          Parent Signature

Open House for Prospective Families – January 31 – 1 to 3 pm


Now that our wintry blast has melted away, we have rescheduled our Open House for prospective families!  Join us on Sunday, January 31 anytime between 1:003:00 pm to meet the principal, teachers, and school board members, and to take a tour of our school.  Better yet, enjoy a meal with us just prior to the Open House by attending our Chili Cook-off in the school gym at noon!

If you aren’t able to make it on Sunday, we are happy to schedule a personal tour at a time that better suits your needs.  Please call Christi Kemp at 615-230-7048 for more information.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Basketball games this Saturday

Just a reminder for those playing or volunteering at the basketball games this weekend. If the games are cancelled for inclement weather it will be posted at You will NOT receive a school reach alert. These are often posted at the last minute so make sure you check right before you leave!

Congratulations, SJV Alumni!

Congratulations to the following St. John Vianney alumni who made one of JPII’s two honor roll lists for the fall semester:

Headmaster’s List (A’s in all 8 classes)
Megan McCormick (Class of 2014)
Alison Gerstner (Class of 2015)
Julia Hutt (Class of 2015)
Devon LeCave (Class of 2015)

Faculty List (A’s in 7 of 8 classes)
Tyler McCormick (Class of 2012)
Noah Reamy (Class of 2012)
Stratton Clausen (Class of 2013)
Thomas Janes (Class of 2013)
Drew Janes (Class of 2015)
Mary Reamy (Class of 2015)
Karina Swauger (Class of 2015)

Way to go, Wildcats!

Second Quarter Medal of Honor Recipient

Christian Kernell Medal of Honor

Our middle school Social Studies teacher, Mrs. Casey Raybourne, recently was trained to begin using a new character education program in our middle school called the Medal of Honor.  Using this program, Mrs. Raybourne studies actual Medal of Honor recipients with her students to discuss various attributes and virtues of someone who has been recognized with this important distinction.  This quarter’s virtue was INTEGRITY, and students were nominated by their peers for displaying courage in our school during the second grading period.

This quarter’s recipient of the SJV Medal of Honor for Courage is sixth grader Christian Kernell.  His fellow students nominated him for “being honest, even when it wasn’t easy,” and for “owning up and admitting he did something wrong, along with facing the consequences”.  Congratulations, Christian, for earning the award for Integrity in our SJV Medal of Honor program.