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April 16 newsletter

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 April 16 – April 22, 2014


Letter from the Principal

Dear SJV Families:


Many thanks to everyone who was able to join us for this month’s CIA meeting Monday night.  Our May meeting will be the last one of the school year, and we will be making plans for next year.  I hope to see you there!


I pray that your Easter weekend is blessed and peaceful. 


God bless,

Jennifer McCormick





SJV SPIRIT DAY Tomorrow, Thursday, April 17 will be an SJV Spirit Day for all students, faculty, and staff.  Everyone may wear an SJV t-shirt (fun run, 5k, spirit shirt from the office, PE, Science Olympiad shirt, Spirit Shirt from a previous year, etc) with blue jeans and PE shoes.  GO WILDCATS!


HOLY THURSDAY – 11:30 DISMISSAL Tomorrow, April 17 is an 11:30 am dismissal, and there is no aftercare.  School will resume on Tuesday, April 22.


FOURTH ANNUAL SCHOOL PLAY – “CHARLOTTE’S WEB” on Friday, April 25th at 6pm and Saturday, April 26th at 1pm.  Join us as Charlotte, Fern, Templeton, and all the barnyard animals try and save Wilbur!  We think you will agree he is “some pig!”   Hope to see you then!


THE WAR IS OVER!  Another year of class versus class…who’s strategy came out on top?  Congratulations to our 8th grade middle school winners and Kindergarten elementary school winners on their stealth and cunning!  They are the 2014 Penny Wars Champions!


STILL NEED VOLUNTEER HOURS?  Many of you have been asking for ways to earn your volunteer hours so here is a list of some upcoming opportunities:


School Play: 

Assemble play set – Monday, April 21st – Noon until set is complete (approximately 3-4 hours; must be available for the entire time)


Set break-down after plays completion on April 26th – After play until it is done.


Athletic Banquet: set up – Thursday, May 1st 3:30 – 5:00, break-down/clean-up 7:00


Art and Music Show:  Hanging artwork: Monday, 5/5 – 7:45 – 11:00 and 12:30 – 3:00; Tuesday, 5/6 –  7:45 – 10:00; Wednesday 5/7 9:30 – 11:00 and 12:30 – 3:00 (if needed) ; chair set-up- Thursday, 5/8-  3:30 – 4:30; removal and sorting of art from walls: Monday, 5/12 – 7:45 – 11:00 and 12:30 – 3:00.


Sign-up sheets are in the school office.  Please feel free to contact the school office at 230-7048 or with questions.


WILDCAT WEDNESDAY is on Wednesday, April 30.  The girls Volleyball team may wear their team jersey (with a white shirt underneath), blue jeans and tennis shoes.  Students in this year’s play, Charlotte’s Web, the choir, and piano students may wear their PE shirt with blue jeans and PE shoes.


SJV ANNUAL ATHLETIC BANQUET is on Thursday, May 1st at 6pm for all SJV athletes and their immediate families.  We hope you will be able to join us in our celebration.  If your child was on one of our sports teams this year, please complete and return the RSVP form in your child’s Wednesday folder by Friday, April 25th.


2014 ART AND MUSIC PROGRAM   is on Thursday, May 8TH from 5 until 7 pm.  Samples of each students art work will be displayed while our middle school choir sings and piano students tickle the ivories.  Mark your calendars for this special event!


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.


Thank you to Miss Rosenblatt and the fifth grade students for their presentation at this month’s CIA meeting – you all were great!  Attached, please find the minutes from our meeting so you can keep up on the latest goings-on.


Our last meeting of the year is scheduled on May 12 at 6pm and is hosted Mrs. Hitchcock, Mrs. Krampotich, and the Pre-K class.



SJV 6th Grader Jacqueline Scovel recently won the “Best Mannered” trophy at the 2014 Spring Ball at Cotillion for the 6th grade class.  Way to go, Wildcat!


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!


4/17:      Holy Thursday – 11:30 dismissal – NO AFTERCARE AVAILABLE

4/18:      Good Friday – No School

4/25:      School Play – 6pm

4/26:      School Play – 1pm

4/30:      Wildcat Wednesday




SJV PARISH EASTER EGG HUNT Anyone who would like to help at the parish this Easter Sunday after both the 8am and 10:30 am Masses with the Easter egg hunt should email Jennifer Holleran at


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 High School Graduation – May 11 at Curb Event Center. Baccalaureate Mass will be on Saturday, May 10 at 6:00 pm in the Catignani-Drennan Fieldhouse on Father Ryan’s campus. A reception immediately following the Mass will be in the Dining Hall and Senior Patio.

Graduation is on Sunday, May 11 at 4:00 pm at Belmont University’s Curb Event Center. Admission tickets are required. Father Ryan’s Reunion 2014 Weekend.​  Father Ryan Reunion Weekend is May 30-June 1. Friday kicks off with the Alumni Reception at the Center for the Arts 6:00-8:00pm.  ​Saturday is the Lou Graham Alumni Tournament held at Champions Run Golf Course at 8:00am followed by class reunion parties the evening. Sunday concludes the weekend with the Golden Grad Mass in the Center for the Arts at 10:00am​and brunch in the dining hall at 11:30am​

For more information and event details, visit Annual Lou Graham Golf Tournament – special rates for Golden Grads and Reunion Year Classes

– register now!​

The Lou Graham Alumni Golf Tournament, hosted by Father Ryan High School will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Champions Run Golf Course in Rockvale, TN, starting with an 8 AM shotgun start. The cost is $100 per golfer or $500 for a team sponsorship (4 golfers and a hole sign). Reunion and golden grad rate is $75. This tournament benefits the Tuition Assistance Program at Father Ryan. Lou Graham ’56, is the 1975 U. S. Open Golf Champion and charter member of the TN Golf Hall of Fame, and a proud alumnus of Father Ryan. Call (615) 269-7924 or go visit


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.






Jennifer McCormick:

Christi Kemp:

Rachel Hitchcock:

Monica Krampotich:

Erin Thompson:

Karen Sneed:

Adrianna Wright:

Julie Starr:

Miriam McGill:

Katie Rosenblatt:

Bethany Schwieter:

Cynthia Roberts:

Casey Raybourne:

Kelly Gulleman:

Bernie Vaughn:

Nicole Crump:


“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

2 Corinthians 5:7


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