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May 9 Newsletter

St. John Vianney Catholic School

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

News for the week of May 9 –  May 15, 2012

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


Letter from the Principal:

Dear SJV Families,


I look forward to seeing many of you in the week ahead as we celebrate the many accomplishments of our students!  Please see information below regarding tomorrow’s Art & Music Show, as well as our annual school play on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.  I am proud of all of the students who have worked so diligently to share their gifts and talents this year.  I hope you will join us in recognizing them!


I would also like to invite you to a special tradition we have here at SJV on Monday, May 14 at our 8:00 am All-School Mass.  This will be the last school mass our 8th graders will attend, and each year we recognize them as they pass the “light of leadership” to the 7th grade class in a brief, but beautiful, ceremony.  Additionally, I would ask that you keep not only our 8th graders in your prayers as they prepare to be confirmed next Wednesday, and graduate next Friday, but also our 2nd graders who are making their First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 19. 


It’s difficult to believe only 12 days remain in the 2011-2012 school year!  I pray that you have enjoyed many blessings being a part of the SJV family this year.  I know that our school family is stronger because of all of you!


God bless,

Jennifer McCormick





annual art & music show

The annual Art & Music Show is this Thursday from 5 – 7 pm.  Join us in the social hall to view the “Little Masters” works of art and listen to our budding pianists’ and singers show how hard they have worked this spring!  Families may drop in at anytime between 5 and 7 to view artwork; piano students will perform at 5pm, and the choir will perform at 6pm. 



Our annual field day is Thursday, May 24th.  This year our event will have an “Olympic” theme in honor of the 2012 Summer Games in London.  To make the magic happen we need 16 volunteers (parents, grandparents, responsible alumni) to run each event (2 at each event) so the teachers and students can participate.  All volunteers would need to report to Mrs. Wehby at 7:30 in the gym. The event will end at approximately 11:00 so the children can prepare for the 11:30 dismissal.   If you want to be a part of this fun day please contact Christi Kemp in the school office at 230-7048 or


”cinderella and the substitute fairy godmother”

Join us on the magical journey through this “not the Cinderella you remember” fairytale!  You never know what other fairytale characters might show up!  Performances are Friday at 6 pm and Saturday afternoon at 1 pm.  See you there! 



  • ·        Light of Leadership Mass – May 14 at 8am
  • ·        8th Grade Confirmation at the Cathedral – May 16 at 7pm
  • ·        8th Grade Graduation Mass & Ceremony – May 18 at 7pm
  • ·        2nd Grade First Holy Communion – May 19 at 4:30 pm
  • ·        Field Day – May 24 from 8:00am – 11:30am
  • ·        Last Day of School Mass, Awards, and Party – May 25 8am – 11:30am



SJV Penny Wars!


Tomorrow is the last day for this year’s Penny Wars!  If you want to knock another class out of the totals competition and win the prize for your class, Thursday is the day to bring in your pennies….and quarters, dimes, and nickels too! 




People are needed on May 21ST to take down all of the students art work and sort it by student and their grade.  If you would like to help pleas contact Mrs. Wehby at or Christi Kemp at and let them know if you can help.


Safety Reminders

In an effort to keep all of our students safe, please heed a few friendly reminders:

  • ·        If your child needs to return to the school once they have already gotten into your vehicle at dismissal, please flag down a teacher and let them know prior to allowing the child to get out.  We have had several instances where students are getting back out of the car without the teachers’ knowledge, and cars have begun moving after receiving the cue to exit.
  • ·        Please refrain from driving or walking by the outside of the playground fence during recess and flagging students down to talk to or wave at.  We welcome you to sign in at the office and visit your child during lunch or recess, but encouraging children to come to the fence and visit provides them with a false sense of security that it is okay to talk with or wave at anyone who walks or drives by the playground.

Please help us to keep all of our students safe and sound!


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Friday, May 11th is the last day to turn in your fee for the end of year party. Any student wanting to attend this end of year bash needs to turn in $5 in an envelope with their name on it to the school office by this Friday.  All payment should be CASH ONLY PLEASE.  If you have any questions, or would like to help set up and/or work at the party, you can contact Kirby Gardner at


way to go wildcats!

If you know of any SJV Wildcats that are deserving of recognition in our newsletter please let us know by Monday morning 10 a.m. and we’ll make sure everyone hears about it!




Learning in the summer can be fun at Camp St. Cecilia

Who says learning during the summer can’t be fun? At Camp St. Cecilia this summer, SCA teachers are turning geometry lessons into activities with origami and construction. They are also bringing the poems we all loved as children from Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein to life in a new poetry camp. Fun with Geometry is the week of June 25 from 1-4 p.m. each day for girls rising into grades 4-6. Longtime SCA geometry teacher Susie Schultheiss will lead the camp with her more than 20 years of experience in teaching geometry. So come have fun with polygons and explore trigonometry. The cost is $120. Dr. Robert Collins, SCA’s English department co-chair, will lead campers in reading, performing and discussing poems in his camp The Poetry of Suess & Silverstein. Girls will write poems of their own and create their own book of poetry with Dr. Collins, who is famous at SCA for his own poetry writing. The camp is the week of July 9 from 9 a.m. –noon and cost $100 for girls rising into grades 5-8. To register for these camps and to see a full listing of camps offered at Camp St. Cecilia, visit Contact Camp Director Amie Pike with any questions at or (615) 298-4525.

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