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October 24

St. John Vianney Catholic School

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


Believing that each child is a gift from God to be cherished, guided, and protected, the mission of

  St. John Vianney Catholic School is to assist families and the Church in their responsibility of

 forming educated Christians who lovingly serve God in this life, so as to be with Him forever in the next.


News for the week of October 24- 30, 2012


Letter from the Principal:

Dear SJV Families,


It has been a busy week here at SJV!  We’ve been celebrating Red Ribbon Week, and we also had a visit from the Gallatin Fire Department today for grades PK-4 to discuss safety.  We also have our school-wide fall party on Friday afternoon.  Many, many thanks to all of the volunteers who have worked so diligently to make this celebration possible!


Another celebration that many people are working tirelessly to plan is the SJV Parish and School Picnic.  It promises to be a great day for fellowship and fun!  I hope to see many of you there.  And, for the first time ever, you have the opportunity to throw a pie in my face, or Father Gideon’s and others from the parish!  Obviously, this is an event you don’t want to miss!


Finally, in celebration of the 175th anniversary of the Diocese of Nashville, we have the honor of a visit from Bishop Choby on All Saints Day next Thursday, November 1.  He’ll be joining our Student Government for lunch, and then the students and teachers have prepared a wonderful program for him that afternoon.


We’re so blessed to have such a wonderful community of faith here.  Thank you all for your prayers and support!


God bless you!


Jennifer McCormick





S.t. John Vianney Church and School Picnic

Sunday, October 28, 2012, Beginning at Noon


Pie Throw at 3:00 p.m. 

Tickets will be sold for a chance to throw a pie at:

Fr. Gideon, Stuart Kelly, Jennifer McCormick, Shirley Lafferty, Joe Fertitta, and David Tennessen!


Don’t Miss Out!

BBQ, Hotdogs, and Drinks will be furnished.

Bring a side dish or dessert and join the fun!


Activities include: 

 Bingo for Adults, Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting, Sack Races, Corn Hole,

 Fish Pond, Ring Toss, Bean Bag Toss, Cake Walk, Party Blow Ups,

Wagon Rides and more…

There will also be popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, and special treats from the Hispanic Community.

Lunch and games are FREE


Donations will be accepted and volunteers are needed.



The book fair is packed with great books and other fun items to spark your child’s (and an adults) imagination!   As hard as it is to believe- the holidays are right around the corner so you can get a jump start on your holiday shopping too!  Keep an eye on the newsletter and bulleting for more information to following in the coming week!


Volunteers are needed at the book fair!  The book fair is being hosted by the 1st and 7th grade – and they need workers to pull it all together.  If your child is in either of these grades – or if you just want to help, please contact Anita Gad (7th) at or Nina Collins (1st) at and let them know what you can do to help!



Don’t forget that the 8th grade class bake sale to raise funds for their class trip continues through this Friday, October 26. 



If you were unable to attend Parent Teacher Conferences and did not already pick up your child’s report card, you will find it in today’s Wednesday folder.  Please sign and return the report card no later than next Tuesday, October 30.



Please remember that Winter Uniform begins Thursday, November 1 and will be in effect through March 31, 2013.  Please make sure to check your handbook and have the correct attire by that date.



Today one of our Red Ribbon Week activities was “Slam Dunk Drugs!”  We had a free-throw contest for students in grades 3-8 (and teachers).  Congratulations to the following students for their winning shots!  1st place – Allison Roberts, 8th grade;  2nd place – Ben Raybourne, 4th grade; and 3rd place – Mollie Elizabeth Schindler, 8th grade.


We would also like to congratulate all students who earned academic honors during 1st Quarter:


Principal’s List Honor Roll Outstanding Achievement
Thomas Janes Emily Gautsch Edgar Angel
Corinne Wehby Brennon LeCave Danielle Rosselli
Alex Marzano Matthew Staley John Cassman
Megan McCormick Emma Cassman Tristan Estes
Nicholas Crump Drew Janes Madeline Adams
Alison Gerstner Mary Reamy  
DevonLeCave Ashlyn Roberts  
Nicholas Pracht Claire Wehby  
Karina Swauger Alonso Angel  
Mandy Garretson Michael Hernandez  
Ethan Jilek Ben Raybourne  
Zeyna Krampotich Rayanne Wise  
Xana Mayfield Avery Gardner  
Noah Wehby Christopher Joseph  
Tessa Kemp Joseph Lawyer  
Nicholas Rosselli Jordan McMahan  
Delaney Bilbrey Peter Cassman  
Joseph Collins Bridget Cullen  
Kathleen Collins LoganLeCave  
Zane Collins Maggie Raynes  
William Cook Jake Thompson  
Joseph Crump Anne Marie Wallace  
Sarah Joseph PatrickCollins  
Sinclair Morris Andrew Golden  
  Sami Hill  
  Julia Lawyer  
  Chloe Rausch  
  Shealee Smith  


BASKETBALL SEASON IS HEREand we are excited about this years teams!  Practices are set to start next week and the schedules and coaches are:

3rd and 4th grade boys:  Coaches James Kemp and Casey Raybourne – practices Mon & Wed from 3:30 – 5:00

3rd and 4th grade girls:  Coaches Christi Kemp and Jill Wise – practices Mon & Wed from 3:30 – 5:00

5th and 6th grade boys:  Coaches Marty Collins and Nicole Crump – practices Tue & Thur 3:30 – 5:30

5th and 6th grade girls:  Coach Carla Wehby  – practices Tue & Thurs 3:30 – 5:30

7th and 8th grade boys:  Art Janes – Tue & Thur  5:30 – 7:00

7th & 8th grade girls:  Coach Vincent Wehby – practices Mon, Tue,  & Thur 6:00 – 7:30


Please be sure your child has their PE uniform or appropriate athletic wear, tennis shoes, and a drink for practice.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the school office at 230-7048.


Our ANNUAL Veterans Day Assembly is on Friday, November 9th at 2 pm

Check out your child’s Wednesday folder for more information.



The Student Council outreach is in full swing and the class competition is getting fierce!  You still have until November 8th to put your child’s class in front – so keep popping of those tops!

PORTABLE KEYBOARDS WANTED!  If you have a portable keyboard that you would like to donate or sell to one of our piano students that don’t have access to a keyboard at home please contact Cynthia Roberts at


HELP WANTED:  St. John Vianney Catholic School is currently accepting resumes for a part-time Art teacher for grades PK-8.  The hours of this position are Tuesday and Thursday from 7:25 am – 3:40 pm, beginning January 3, 2013.  Interested applicants may submit a resume to the school principal, Jennifer McCormick, at, or mail one to 501 N. Water Avenue, Gallatin.  Please call 230-7048 for more information.

Student council meeting date change:  The November Student Council meeting date has been changed from 11/19  to  11/12.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

picture orders due:  Please turn in your picture order, or return your proofs by Friday, October 26th.  These items need to be turned in prior to picture re-take day on Nov. 1st.  If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 230-7048.

“FRIEND” US ON FACEBOOK:  Check out our Face book page for up to the date news and information on our school.  Search “St. John Vianney Catholic School – Gallatin” to find us!

News from around the Diocese:

Annual Veterans Pride 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run-Father Ryan salutes our veterans by renaming our annual 5K the Veterans Pride 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run. Join us on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8 am. The 5K race starts and ends on Father Ryan Campus and winds through scenic Oak Hill. The 1 M fun run course is in the Giacosa Stadium. The entire family can enjoy this course while celebrating our nation’s brave men and women and supporting the much needed Alumni Association’s Tuition Assistance Fund.  Please pre-register online at (KEYWORD: VETERANS PRIDE 5K) or go to and print off the registration form. In honor of Veterans Day, veterans run FREE!  For questions or to be a sponsor, please contactAngela Mills at Father Ryan. Pre-registered participants are guaranteed a t-shirt while supplies last.

ST. CECILIA OPEN HOUSE -St. Cecilia Academy invites all families to its admissions Open House on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 2:30-4 p.m. There will be tours given by St. Cecilia students, classroom visits, a Coaches’ Corner, and fine arts demonstrations.  St. Cecilia Academy is located at 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville, on The Dominican Campus next to Saint Thomas Hospital. St. Cecilia Academy is Nashville’s all-girls Catholic school for grades 9-12. Since 2004, St. Cecilia Academy has been recognized six times as one of the Top 50 Catholic high schools in the nation based on strong Catholic identity, academic excellence, and commitment to service. SCA is also home to the 2011 TSSAA state runner-up in volleyball, the 2011 TSSAA state third place cross country team and the 2012 state forensics poetry champion. St. Cecilia Academy’s Class of 2012 applied to a record number of colleges earning acceptance to 158 schools and more than $9.4 million in merit scholarship offers. The class of 67 young women is attending 44 different colleges and universities in 19 states this fall.

2ND ANNUAL CALDWELL CLASSIC:  The 2nd Annual JPII Caldwell Classic 5K and Fun Run will be November 17th, with the 1 Mile Fun Run at 8:15 a.m. and the 5K Walk/Run at 9:00 a.m.  There will be food, music, and fun! Our sponsors will be giving away items such as pizza, ice cream, and more!  The Fun Run is $13.00 and the 5K is $20.00 and each participant will receive a Caldwell Classic t-shirt! For more information and to sign up, please follow this link: or check in the SJV office for a sign up sheet.




Karen Sneed:


Melissa Montgomery:

Adrianna Wright:

Jill Wise:

Jody Daniels:

Katie Rosenblatt:

Bethany Moore:



Carla Wehby:

Bernie Vaughn:



“Therefore I tell you, all that you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it and it shall be yours.”  Mark 11:24

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