Skip to content

April 4 Newsletter

St. John Vianney Catholic School

501 N. Water Avenue; Gallatin, TN 37066; 615-230-7048;

News for the week of April 4 – 10, 2012

“Your every act should be done with love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14


Letter from the Principal:

Dear SJV families,


I pray you are all having a blessed Holy Week, and that you and your family will enjoy a happy Easter weekend.


A big thank you to all of the parents and families who supported the Scholastic Book Fair last week with your time and/or your purchases!  Sales from the Spring book fair exceeded that figure from this time last year, and met the goal set for a special student reward. 


While I really do love being sprayed with silly string, this time, the teachers and I agreed to come to school in our best Hawaiian luau attire if the school as a whole met this goal.  So, don’t be surprised to see us looking like we are on an island vacation next Tuesday, rather than here at school! 


Thank you again for your continued support!  Your love for SJV is evident and very much appreciated.


Have a blessed Easter!

Jennifer McCormick





SEND IN YOUR LABELS AND BOX TOPS!    The final collection date for the school year is Tuesday, April 10th.  Please send in your labels, box tops, and coke product bottle caps in a Ziplock bag with your child’s name and grade on it this coming Tuesday.  Labels…what an easy way to get great stuff for our school!


KINDERGARTEN & 8TH GRADE “cap & gown” PICTURE DAY   Cap and Gown picture day for our Kindergarten and 8th grade students is scheduled for Thursday, April 19th.  Check your child’s Wednesday folder for an order packet.  Simply complete your order form and return it to the school prior to April 19th.  Don’t miss out on this great keepsake!


thank you!   Thank you to the Gad, Kemp, Lawyer, Presley, and Joseph Collins Family, Miss Katie Rosenblatt, and Mrs. Karen Sneed for using the school Scrip program.  Not only did they save time and trouble by getting their gift cards through the school, they earned an “out of uniform” pass in the 4th quarter, and raised money for the school.  Way to go Wildcats! 


Do you need to buy gift cards for your class “Gala” basket?  Order them through the school!  You help raise money for the school and earn an “out of uniform” pass for your children!


way to go wildcats!

SJV is hosting a Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, April 14th from 8 am until 1 pm.  The Lady Wildcats play at 8 am and 8:45 – come on out and bring your Wildcat spirit with you!  

Additionally, if you would like to volunteer your help at this event, please contact Carla Wehby at or Shannon Smith at


need volunteer hours?  Are you having difficulty meeting your volunteer hour requirement due to scheduling problems?  I have the perfect way for you to get two fundraiser hours.  Someone is needed to get on their home computer and log the codes from the bottle caps collected by the school so we can earn our coke reward points.  If this sounds like something that will work for you please contact Anita Gad at or 615-425-6432.


“LIKE” US ON FACEBOOK:  Check out our Facebook page for up to the date news and information on our school.




SPRINGTIME IN PARIS:  Preparations for this year’s dinner and auction are in full swing, and volunteers are needed to help make this the best event ever!  If you would like to help by donating your time, talent, or treasure please contact Susan Gerstner at, or Carol Siebert at  Check your child’s Wednesday folder for more info. 


SAVE THE DATE:  The final Wildcat Spirit Night of the year is something really special!!  We will be showing our wildcat pride and celebrating another great year at The Sumner Skate Zone from 2 – 6 pm on Sunday, May 6.  More details to follow as the date gets closer, but get ready to skate!





Father Ryan Purple Masque Players will present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella Thursday, April 19 through Saturday, April 21 at the Father Ryan Center for the Arts.  Show times are at 7 pm each night plus a matinee at 2 pm on Saturday.  Tickets can be purchased at the ticket booth prior to the shows. For more information, please go to

FATHER RYAN SUMMER CAMP:  There is still time to register for Father Ryan’s Summer Camp Challenge 2012 and receive a 10% discount if registered by March 31, noon. Sessions begin May 28th and run through July 20th. Full and Half Day Camps will be offered for rising K-12th graders in activities like sports, Italian, art and web design. 34 camps to choose from! Families can also register for extended care and purchase lunches by the week. Online registration and camp schedules are available online at  

St. Cecilia Academy will offer Vacation Bible Camp this summer

Spend a week at St. Cecilia bringing Bible stories to life. In this camp girls will sing

songs, perform skits and make arts and crafts that relate to the Bible stories. In the

process girls will see how the wonderful Old Testament stories such as Noah and the Ark, Joseph and the many-colored coat, the Ten Commandments, and Jesus’ parables in theNew Testament are relevant to life today. SCA alumna Christine Simpson will lead this campalong with SCA girls. The Vacation Bible Camp is the week of July 9-13 for rising grades 1-4 from 1-4 p.m.   Cost: $110. To register, go to

Comments are closed.