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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 March 26 – April 1, 2014


Letter from the Principal

Dear SJV Families:


This week we began the fourth and final quarter of the school year.  Your child’s third quarter report card is in his/her Wednesday folder.  Please review it, sign, and return it, at your earliest convenience.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher as soon as possible. 


Now that Spring has arrived (with warmer temperatures hopefully to follow!) it is oftentimes easy for students to grow distracted and eager for summer vacations.  Please encourage your child to work hard right through until the end of the school year.  It helps to set aside a special place and time (if you don’t already do this) for homework and studying.  Also, despite the many spring sports and activity practices and events, work to maintain a consistent bedtime for your child.  Working together, we can ensure a successful end of the school year for all students!


Have a blessed week!

Jennifer McCormick




NEED VOLUNTEER HOURS?  The upcoming SJV Wildcat 5K is an excellent opportunity for you to earn volunteer hours!  Opportunities are available for everyone, whether you’ve signed up for the race or not.  We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity. Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps: 1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: 2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please email Mrs. McCormick and she can sign you up manually.


PENNY WARS START MONDAY, MARCH 31ST – Plan a strategy, save up your pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters……or for the daring even your one’s and five’s, then wipe out the targets $$$ total !!!!!   It’s War – Penny Wars that is!  Check out the attachment with this week’s newsletter for more information.


CAP AND GOWN PICTURES FOR KINDERGARTEN & 8TH GRADE – Cap and gown pictures of all Kindergarten and 8th grade students will be taken on Wednesday, April 2nd.  If you would like to purchase these pictures it is pre-paid only, but money will be refunded in full by Lifetouch if you are not satisfied with the picture upon receipt.  Check your child’s Wednesday folder for order information and payment envelope.


SPRING PICTURE PROOF REMINDER:  If you received a proof package from spring picture day, please send payment, or return proof package by Friday, March 28th for pick-up by Lifetouch.  Please keep in mind that all unreturned proofs will be assumed purchased and charged for.  If you have any questions please contact the school office at 230-7048.


LADY WILDCATS ARE HOSTING VOLLEYBALL GAMES THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 29TH!  Come watch our Lady Cats take on Christ the King at 9am and St. Matthew at 10! 



NEED VOLUNTEER HOURS?  SJV is hosting volleyball tournaments this Saturday and we are in need of several items for the concession stand.  This is a great way to support SJV athletics and earn volunteer hours when you can’t be there.  One hour is earned for each $10 spent.  The items we are in need of are:  diet coke, bottled water, hot dog buns, crinkle cut french fries, and fresh fruit (bananas, apples, and oranges).  If you would like to donate these items to earn hours simply drop the items off in the school office along with your receipt on Friday, March 28th.


CIA (Community in Action) NEWS: 

Meetings from 6:00 – 7:00 pm every second in-session Monday of the month Everyone is invited and encouraged to come to these meetings.

The next CIA meeting is April 14. 


WAY TO GO WILDCATS!  If you know of any current or past SJV Wildcats that deserve recognition for an outstanding achievement please contact the school office by noon on Monday and we will add it to the newsletter.


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!


3/31:      Penny Wars Begin

                Deadline to apply for Financial Aid for 2014-2015

4/1:        Spring Uniforms Begin

4/2:        Cap and Gown pictures: Kind. & 8th Grade

4/5:        SJV Wildcat 5K Walk/Run at Triple Creek Park

4/14:      CIA Meeting at 6pm



Pope John Paul II High School is calling all athletes, science sleuths, comic book fans, history buffs, and all around fun seekers to sign up for their Camp JPII this summer! Check out our list of over 35 camps on our website, Register today!


FATHER RYAN GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP 5th-8th grade girls:  Father Ryan High School will be offering a Girls Basketball Fundamental Skills and Shooting Clinic on April 6, April 13, and April 27 from 4:30-6:00 pm.  Clinics are open to all parochial and non-parochial girls.  The cost will be $20 per session.   Please contact Jason Larkin at if interested.


REGISTRATION FOR CAMP ST. CECILIA 2014 IS NOW OPEN. Camp St. Cecilia offers excellent instruction for girls ages 4-17 by experienced instructors. New camps this year include, American Girl Camp, CSI: Nashville, LEGO robotics, Storybook Ballet, Golf Academy, and Camp JOY with the Dominican Sisters. Visit to register. For more information, contact Amie Pike, Camp St. Cecilia Director, at or (615) 298-4525 ext. 660.


Cooking camps at Camp St. Cecilia The kitchen is open at Camp St. Cecilia this summer! From baking and dessert wars to cake decorating, girls can foster this hobby while having fun at St. Cecilia. Cooks can also heat up the kitchen in the Cooking Around the World camp. In the Sugar on Top camp, girls will bake assorted cupcakes and also learn decorating techniques. To register for these and other camps, visit For more information, please contact Camp Director, Amie Pike at or (615) 298-4525 ext. 660.


 St. Cecilia Academy Dance Company Presents: Dancing Through the Ages

Dancing Through the Ages brings to life important moments in history, from the tragedy of Pompeii in 79AD to the international sensation of 1990’s boy bands and beyond. The show brings to life a Degas painting, the French Revolution, and the Civil Rights movement in 1960’s America. History and contemporary music of every genre meet in this uniquely intellectual dance production. The show will be Friday, April 4th at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 5th at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the door.


UPCOMING JASON EVERT EVENT- We are excited to announce that Jason Evert is coming to Nashville to speak to Catholic school parents on 4/9 at 7PM in the St. Cecilia Academy Theatre.  Jason Evert has traveled to five continents to bring the message of chastity to more than one million teenagers over the past 15 years. Jason earned a master’s degree in Theology, and undergraduate degrees in Counseling and Theology, with a minor in Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville.


He is a best-selling author of more than ten books, including Theology of the Body for Teens and How to Find Your Soulmate without Losing Your Soul. He and his wife Crystalina are frequent guests on radio programs throughout the country, and their television appearances include MSNBC, Fox News, the BBC, and EWTN. Together, they lead an international alliance of young people who promote chastity in more 40 countries.




Jennifer McCormick:

Christi Kemp:

Rachel Hitchcock:

Monica Krampotich:

Erin Thompson:

Karen Sneed:

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Katie Rosenblatt:

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Cynthia Roberts:

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“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

2 Corinthians 5:7

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