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St. John Vianney Catholic School

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

News for the week of April 18 – 24, 2012

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


Letter from the Principal:


Dear SJV Families,


We are currently in that time of year that always gets me sentimental.  It is suddenly greatly apparent to me how much our students have grown up this year, as we approach those days for which students have been preparing all year…First Holy Communion, Confirmation, Graduation…and this week the beautiful class Gala projects have been arriving in the office and I find myself tearing up frequently. 


I feel blessed to have watched some of these children, my son included, over the last nine years since the first day our school opened in August of 2003.  I think back to the day over 12 years ago when I sat, pregnant with my daughter, in a meeting with my fellow SJV parishioners and our then Pastor, Bishop Choby, and discussed the possibility of building this school.  I know that you probably all have memories as well, of how being a part of this school has made a difference in the life of your children and your families.


None of this would be possible without the loving gifts of time, talent, and treasure of those people, past and present, who have contributed to the success of our school.  You are a part of this legacy, as you contribute to events such as our annual Gala.  The Gala Committee has commented to me several times about the wonderful amount of support the school families have shared with this year’s Gala, and I cannot thank you enough for that.


I do have one more thing to ask of you.  If you are able and haven’t already done so, please consider buying a ticket to this event.  Additionally, spread the word among your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers and invite them to come enjoy a wonderful evening while supporting St. John Vianney.  Proceeds from this event help SJV in three ways:  Helping to pay off the debt the parish incurred in building this facility, providing financial assistance to families who exhibit need, and lastly, monies raised from the class projects and baskets go to the PTP fund. 


Mother Teresa is credited with saying, “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”   I know we all have great love for this school.  I pray that together, we can spread the word and make sure that all the tickets to this event are sold by Monday, April 23.  I would love to be able to change the school sign to read “Sold Out” by the Gala ticket information.  Together, we do, and will continue to do, many things to show our great love for SJV.  It is when those efforts are combined that truly great things happen.


Thank you for your great love and support!  I can’t wait to share a wonderful evening with you, celebrating the many blessings we enjoy here at SJV. 


God bless you!

Jennifer McCormick




We just received word from the State that we can have Pre-K students in our before and aftercare program.  This change will take effect immediately, so if you have time constraints at drop off or pick up…we are here to help!!!      Extended Care pricing is listed on our school website, and in your Parent Student Handbook.



Some of our summer camp offerings have not yet met the minimum number of campers.  We don’t want anyone to miss out on the fun opportunities available, so we have extended the deadline for registration until Monday, April 23.  Forms are available on the school website and in the office.  Please don’t delay…we want everyone to have the chance for some summer fun!


way to go wildcats!

Congratulations to Megan McCormick and Tyler McCormick for their success in the Junior Service League “Sprint into Spring” 5K on Saturday.  Megan finished 2nd overall in her age division and Tyler finished 3rd overall in his age division.   What a great accomplishment for both of these students.  Way to go Wildcats!



Just a reminder that Cap and Gown picture day for our Kindergarten and 8th grade students is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, April 19th.  As you could tell from the order form, none of the children’s clothing shows, but make sure their hair looks its best. 

Kindergarten moms…please keep in mind that hair bows and the like will not show, and get in the way of the cap.



Our annual athletic banquet to honor and show our appreciation for the students who played on a school team this year is scheduled for Thursday, May 3rd at 6 pm.  If you and your child will be attending this year banquet, please complete and return the RSVP form in your child’s Wednesday folder by Monday, April 23rd so we may order accordingly.  Hope to see all our student athletes there!



Parish appreciation April 21st and 22nd

This weekend, April 21st and 22nd is this month’s parish appreciation weekend.  If your student is attending Mass at St. John Vianney this weekend, please have them wear their Mass uniforms and show the parish that we appreciate all they do for us.


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


thank you!  –  gracias!   –   merci!

To the Wall and Kemp families for using the scrip program this week for their gift card needs!  Their patronage helped raise money for the school, and earned their children an “out of uniform” pass this quarter.    





If you have not already purchased your gala tickets…..time is almost up!!  All tickets must be purchased no later than Monday, April 23rd.  To make it easier for you to get your tickets, they are available for purchase in the school office, after each Mass this weekend, and in the parish office.  Don’t miss out – a great time is in store for you in magical Paris!



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.  Check your child’s Wednesday folder for more details- but in the mean time – Get ready to skate!





Don’t forget to sign up for the “Beach Bash – Parents Night Out” for the evening of the Gala.  Spaces are limited…so act fast!


opportunity is knocking!!!

We have two great, and very time flexible opportunities to earn your volunteer hours.  


**Help is needed the week of April 30th – May 4th to reassemble and prime the play set so the new scenery can be painted on.  Please contact Christi Kemp at or 230-7048 and let her know if you are interested and available to help with this project.


**People are needed on May 8th and 9th to hang student art work in the gym for this year’s Art Exhibit.  If you would like to help, please contact Carla Wehby at or Christi Kemp at and let them know which day you will be here.





St. Cecilia Goings On…..

  1. 1.      All are invited to Arts Parts, an annual SCA celebration of the arts, on Monday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in the St. Cecilia Academy theatre. Freshmen will showcase their dance, drama, and visual arts work from Visual Arts and Performing arts classes, the chamber ensemble and choir will perform, and a Student Collection Award winner will be recognized. The winner’s piece will be framed and displayed permanently in the theater foyer.


  1. 2.      Ole!  Bonjour! Camp St. Cecilia! Have you ever wanted to order your food in Spanish at your favorite Mexican restaurant or visit such places as Paris? Indulge yourself this summer with Spanish and French language camps at Camp St. Cecilia this summer! In Ole! A Taste of Spanish, girls rising into grades 7-9 will learn basic Spanish with songs, dance, foods, and games. The Spanish camp will be June 18-22 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. In the Virtual Trip to Paris camp, girls in rising grades 7-9 will learn French while touring famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Moulin Rouge, and La Cathedrale de Notre Dame without leaving Nashville. Madame Begley will also teach crepe making and other French delicacies. Be a part of this adventure July 16-20 from 1-4 p.m. To register for these camps or to see a full listing of camps offered at Camp St. Cecilia, visit Contact Camp Director Amie Pike at or (615) 298-4525 ext. 660 with any questions.

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