OCT 30 Newsletter
St. John Vianney Catholic School
501 N. Water Avenue; Gallatin, TN 37066; 615-230-7048; www.saintjohnvianney.org
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 30– November 5, 2013
Letter from the Principal:
Dear SJV Families:
I hope you are having a wonderful week! I found a little story that I thought I would share with you.
A mother, wishing to encourage her son’s progress at the piano, bought tickets to a performance by the great Polish pianist Ignace Paderewski. When the evening arrived, they found their seats near the front of the concert hall and eyed the majestic Steinway waiting on the stage. Soon the mother found a friend to talk to, and the boy slipped away.
At eight o’clock, the lights in the auditorium began to dim, the spotlights came on, and only then did they notice the boy – up on the piano bench, innocently picking out “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” His mother gasped in shock and embarrassment but, before she could retrieve her son, the master himself appeared on the stage and quickly moved to the keyboard.
He whispered gently to the boy, “Don’t quit. Keep playing.” Leaning over, Paderewski reached down with his left hand and began filling in the bass part. Soon his right arm reached around the other side and improvised a delightful obbligato. Together, the old master and the young novice held the crowd mesmerized with their blended and beautiful music.
In all our lives, we receive helping hands – some we notice, some we don’t. Equally we ourselves have countless opportunities to provide helping hands – sometimes we would like our assistance to be noticed, sometimes we don’t. Little of what we all achieve is without learning from others and without support from others and what we receive we should hand out.
Many thanks to all of you for all of your helping hands – both those we see, and those we don’t. They are all appreciated! (Upon doing a little research, there are conflicting reports that this story is actually true, but it is the sentiment that means the most to me.)
Have a blessed week!
NEWS FOR THE WEEK:
PARENT REMINDER: WINTER UNIFORM STARTS THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST
GIRLS NIGHT OUT PAINTING PARTY: Carla Wehby will be hosting a Painting Party on Saturday, November 23 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm to benefit the 8th grade trip to Washington DC. We had two of these events last year and they were a ton of fun! Please check the Wednesday folder today for the flyer with all the details! (Please make checks payable to SJV.)
VETERAN’S DAY ASSEMBLY: We invite all those who have served or are currently serving our nation in the military to our annual Veteran’s Day Assembly on Monday, November 11 at 2:00 pm in the gym. All students will participate in honoring these brave men and women. Please share the invitation with your family and friends – all are welcome!
**PICTURE RETAKE DAY IS NOVEMBER 4TH: If you were absent on Fall Picture Day, or just don’t like the way your picture turned out, picture retake day is Monday, November 4th. Please keep in mind that these pictures are for the yearbook so students are required to wear their Mass uniform if they are having their picture taken. PLEASE NOTE: This is a change of date from the original calendar. Due to a photographer schedule change, retakes will be on Monday, November 4, rather than Thursday, November 14.
CIA (Community in Action) NEWS:
FUN RUN TEE SHIRT DAY IS tomorrow Congratulations to Pre-K, K, 4th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades for meeting their classroom goals of raising at least $50 per student! These classrooms have receive an out-of-uniform day on October 31 to wear their Fun Run t-shirts, jeans and white tennis shoes. Because so many students worked hard to raise money for the run, any student that raised at least $50 in pledges in a classroom that didn’t meet the class goal also received the out-of-uniform reward. Please return your fun-run tee shirt pass to your homeroom teacher in the morning.
GOLF TOURNAMENT SUCCESS! Many thanks to all of you who supported our inaugural “Tee Off for Technology” Golf Tournament in any way! The event was very successful and we are already excited about planning for our second annual tournament.
CALLING ALL BAKERS – ARE YOU A SJV WILDCAT ATHLETICS FAN? Our annual bake sale at the Gallatin Civic Center Craft Show is scheduled for Saturday, November 16th and we are hoping all you SJV bakers out there will help make this year’s event another great success! If you are interested in helping the day of the event, would like to donate baked goods, or both, please contact Kelly Bilbrey at email@example.com or 707-2134 and let her know how you can help! Remember all items donated and hours worked will count towards your required service hours!
THE NOVEMBER CIA MEETING is scheduled for Monday, November 11th from 6 – 7 pm and will be hosted by the 2nd grade. Please contact your child’s teacher to find out how your class will be participating. Remember, all families are asked to attend at least 2 of the 10 meetings for the school year, and childcare is provided. Minutes from the October meeting are attached to this email.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEED FOR THE FOLLOWING EVENTS–
Chili Cook-off: Save the Date – January 25, 2014! Volunteers are needed to help with advertising and ticket sales. Please contact Karen Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org to help.
Barnes & Noble Book Fair: The committee chairs are looking for ideas for in-store event promotions SJV might be able to do (poetry reading, art night, choir performance, etc.) If you have any ideas, please contact Karen Adams at email@example.com.
Acoustical Evening: SJV parishioner Frank Myers, who wrote such hit songs as “I Swear” and “I’m Already There,” has volunteered to bring his songwriter friends together for an acoustical evening performance at SJV on Saturday, February 15, 2014. Father Gideon has generously agreed to share the proceeds 50/50 with the school if we have some parents who would be willing to help work on the committee. Please contact Mrs. McCormick ASAP if you would be interested. We would hate to miss out on this opportunity to raise funds for SJV!
WAY TO GO WILDCATS!
If you know of any past or present SJV student that deserves recognition for and extraordinary accomplishment, please let us know by Monday of each week and we will include the information in the newsletter. Way to go Wildcats!
THIS IS THE LAST WEEK TO SEND IN YOUR PULL TAB COLLECTION FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE. If you haven’t already turned in your pull tabs, it’s not too late! The Student Government will be collecting pull tabs through November 7th.
CHANGES TO THE MASS SCHEDULE: Due to changes in Father Gideon’s schedule there have been changes to the upcoming Mass schedule. We will be having Middle School Mass on Monday, November 4th and All School Mass on Thursday, November 7th. There is NO MASS on Tuesday, November 19th and Thursday, November 21st. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Also, please do not forget that the Mass schedule this week is slightly different due to the Feast Day and a Holy Day of Obligation. All School Mass is on Friday, 11/1 (Holy Day of Obligation) for grades PK-8 instead of Thursday.
NEWSLETTER & WEDNESDAY FOLDER SUBMISSIONS: If you have a submission for the Newsletter or Wednesday Folder, please send them to Mrs. McCormick for approval by noon on the Monday prior. Thank you!
“FRIEND” US ON FACEBOOK: Check out our Facebook page for up to the date news and information on our school. Search “St. John Vianney Catholic School – Gallatin” to find us!
HAPPENINGS AROUND THE DIOCESE
The Caldwell Classic 5K Walk/Run The 3rd Annual Caldwell Classic 5K at JP2 is November 16 at 9am. Sign up before Nov. 5th and receive a free Caldwell Classic t-shirt. Register online at http://beta.active.com/hendersonville-tn/running/caldwell-classic-5k-2013. Cost is only $20 and it includes, t-shirt, food, prizes and a great time. All proceeds benefit The Jason Foundation. There are still opportunities to be a Corporate Sponsor. For a minimum donation of $150 you can get your business logo on The Official Caldwell Classic t-shirt and we will distribute any promotional item or literature to all participants. Please contact Veronica Del Valle for further information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Father Ryan’s Academic Blend Father Ryan invites parents of 8th graders to have coffee with Vice Principal and Academic Dean Sara Hayes to learn more about the school’s academic program. Registration for one of these dates is required — November 12, December 4 or January 14. Please visit, fatherryan.org/coffee.
Father Ryan Placement Testing dates are Nov. 2 and Dec. 7, 2013. All students applying for admission to Father Ryan must take a placement test to determine the student’s placement in the school’s academic program. Register online at fatherryan.org/placement.
Veterans Day Breakfast Father Ryan Alumni Association invites all veterans from the Father Ryan Family to the Annual Veterans Day Breakfast on November 8. The breakfast buffet service begins at 7 am and the program starts at 7:30 am. Please RSVP by Nov. 1 to the Alumni Office at (615) 269-RYAN (7926). Visit fatherryan.org/veteransday for more information. Veterans Pride 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run Father Ryan High School’s annual Veterans Pride 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run is on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8 am. The race will honor our brave military veterans. To be a sponsor, to pre-register online and for more information visit fatherryan.org/register5k. Proceeds from the race benefit the Father Ryan Tuition Assistance Fund. Veterans run FREE! Lace up those running shoes and join the fun.
Father Ryan Placement Testing dates Nov. 2 and Dec. 7, 2013. All students applying for admission to Father Ryan must take a placement test to determine the student’s placement in the school’s academic program. Register online at fatherryan.org/placement.
Veterans Day Breakfast Father Ryan Alumni Association invites all veterans from the Father Ryan Family to the Annual Veterans Day Breakfast on November 8. The breakfast buffet service begins at 7 am and the program starts at 7:30 am. Please RSVP by
Nov. 1 to the Alumni Office at (615) 269-RYAN (7926). Visit fatherryan.org/veteransday for more information.
Veterans Pride 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run Father Ryan High School’s annual Veterans Pride 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run is on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8 am. The race will honor our brave military veterans. To be a sponsor, to pre-register online and for more information visit fatherryan.org/register5k. Proceeds from the race benefit the Father Ryan Tuition Assistance Fund. Veterans run FREE! Lace up those running shoes and join the fun.
SJV EMAIL DIRECTORY
Jennifer McCormick: email@example.com
Christi Kemp: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Hitchcock: email@example.com
Monica Krampotich: firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Thompson: email@example.com
Karen Sneed: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adrianna Wright: email@example.com
Julie Starr: firstname.lastname@example.org
Miriam McGill: email@example.com
Katie Rosenblatt: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bethany Schwieter: email@example.com
Cynthia Roberts: firstname.lastname@example.org
Casey Raybourne: email@example.com
Kelly Gulleman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bernie Vaughn: email@example.com
Nicole Crump: firstname.lastname@example.org
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
2 Corinthians 5:7