February 8 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
February 8 through February 14, 2017
Letter from the Principal:
Dear SJV Families:
Catholic Schools Week last week was a wonderful celebration of all the great things we have to be thankful for here at SJV. Thank you very much to all of you who participated in the many activities and events we had. The week ended with Grandparents Day, and it was fabulous to see so many of them here at our school. The program that the students put on for the grandparents was such a good reflection of the hard work and love that the students and teachers exhibit here at SJV, and it made me wish we had a program for the parents as well so that you too could have the opportunity to personally witness the many unique opportunities our students have here.
The year is flying by, and at the next CIA meeting (this coming Monday, February 13 at 3:30 pm), we will not only talk about the remaining events of this school year, but we will be discussing several proposals for CIA expenditures for the remainder of this year and the next school year. Your input is very valuable, and I hope that you will make plans to attend this meeting so that you can be involved in the decision making process. Meetings are never longer than one hour, and childcare is provided, so mark your calendar!
Lastly, please be sure to attend the 7th annual SJV school play this Friday evening at 6:30 pm. The students and teachers have been working very hard on this production of Peter Pan, and I personally cannot wait to see them showcase their acting and singing talents!
Have a great week!
NEWS FOR THE WEEK:
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
2/10: Peter Pan (School Play) at 6:30 pm
2/14: Valentine Parties
2/15: Wildcat Wednesday for basketball players and Forensics
2/17: No School: Diocesan In-service
2/20: No School: Presidents Day
2/23 & 2/24: Students bring lunch from home: Party Gras set-up
2/25: Party Gras 5:00 pm
3/16: SJV Spirit Night at Panera Bread – 4 to 8 pm
3/20: SJV Night at the Nashville Predators Game
Calendar Update: There are no Masses on Tuesday, February 14 or Thursday, February 16th
YOU CAN FLY! JOIN US FRIDAY AT 6:30 FOR SJV’S PRODUCTION OF PETER PAN
Come fly with Wendy, Peter, and Tink on their frolicking adventures with The Lost Boys in Neverland! Cheer them on as they take on Hook (if the crocodile doesn’t get him first!) in this heartwarming production. The curtain opens at 6:30 so don’t be late. Hope to see you there!
STUDENT OUTREACH IN DESPERATE NEED OF ITEMS TO COMPLETE FOOD BAGS FOR HUNGRY STUDENTS!
Our Service and Jr. Service Councils have been assembling food bags for the needy in Sumner County and they are really short on items needed to complete the bags. The items in need are:
116 entrees (individual servings of ravioli, spaghetti-o’s, Vienna sausages please- no large cans – they won’t fit)
85 Snacks (granola bars or cheese/peanut butter crackers please)
28 boxed milks
12 fruit squeezables
These bags provide the only food these kids eat for an entire weekend and are scheduled for pick-up next week, so we the councils would love to be able to complete this important outreach before then.
FINANCIAL AID FOR 2017-2018: The deadline to apply for financial aid is March 31, 2017, and families who wish to be considered must have submitted an application/enrollment contract to the school, as well as a tuition assistance application through TADS.com. If you have questions, please call the school office.
WE ARE ALMOST ¾ OF THE WAY THROUGH THE SCHOOL YEAR – HOW ARE YOU DOING ON SERVICE HOURS!
Have you gotten your required service hours completed yet? There are still a few opportunities left to earn hours, but not a whole lot, so you might want to take advantage of a few of the opportunities still available like:
Volunteers at the 2 remaining basketball games
Donations for Party Gras
Finding sponsors for the 5K on April 8th
Information on how to sign up for some of these events are included in this newsletter. For additional information on other events you can contact the school office at 230-7048. Thanks for your help!
WILDCATS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH
3rd & 4th grade boys’ basketball vs. St. Henry 1pm at home.
5th & 6th grade boys’ basketball vs. St. Matthew #1 8:00 am at St. Matthew
5th & 6th grade girls’ basketball vs. St. Matthew 12:15 pm at St. Pius
7th & 8th grade boys’ basketball vs. St. Henry 4:45 pm at St. Pius
Forensics Team – at Overbrook
SJV IS HOSTING 2 MORE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS THIS SEASON AND WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THEM HAPPEN!
Our next home game is February 11th. If you would like to help at this game, or on February 18th, here’s what you do. We’re using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming SignUps. Just 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/tZezfG
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
WANT TO HELP BUT CAN’T BE AT THE GAMES ON FEBRUARY 11TH? Donations are needed to sell in the concession stand. You can earn 1 hour of volunteer time for every ten dollars spent on items off the list. This is a great way to support SJV athletics and earn hours at the same time. Items needed for the games are: Bottled water, Hot Dogs Buns, & popcorn kernels & oil.
WAY TO GO WILDCATS
If you know of a special accomplishment of an SJV student (current or alumnus) please let us know so we can share the good news with everyone!
Choir (1-8) – Wednesday, February 15th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm and Friday, February 10th during recess.
Forensics (5-8) – Monday, February 13th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Junior Service Council (1-4): (2nd Tuesday of the Month) March 14th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Student Service Council (5-8) – Council meets twice a month during middle school recess
Junior Science Olympiad (1-5): (1st and 3rd Tue of each month) Feb 21 and March 7th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Science Olympiad (6-8) – Every Tuesday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm
School Play: Fri 2/10 Play Performance; Actors to arrive by 5:45; show time at 6:30 pm
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS If you shop at Kroger and have a Kroger Plus Card, you can support SJV with every purchase you make. Simply sign up at https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards and designate SJV using code 89457. Kroger will donate a percentage of your purchase to SJV, at no cost to you. During the last cycle (9-1-2016 to 11-30-2016), SJV had 50 households participate, which generated a donation from Kroger to SJV in the amount of $694.45.
CIA (Community in Action):
Our next CIA meeting is Monday, February 13th at 3:30 pm and will be hosted by Mrs. Thompson and the Kindergarten class. All SJV families are welcome and encouraged to attend to find out what’s going on with our CIA activities and fundraisers this year and earn an hour of volunteer time! Our Kindergarten students will open our meeting with a brief presentation, and then Mrs. Thompson will be providing child care for those students, and any other SJV students whose parents need childcare during the meeting. Meetings never last more than one hour and are a great way to find out about school events and get to know other families. See you there!
SJV Spirit Day at PANERA BREAD – GALLATIN. SJV will be having a spirit night on Thursday, March 16 at Panera Bread in Gallatin, so mark your calendar and save the date! A flyer with more information will be sent home as the event draws closer.
SJV NIGHT AT NASHVILLE PREDATORS GAME is monday, march 20th
Come watch the Nashville Predators vs. Arizona Coyotes at Bridgestone Arena @7pm
-Lower Bowl seats for $63.50 and Upper Bow seats for $38.50, including all fees
-Every ticket sold includes a $5 return to SJV
-Purchase tickets by March 6th to ensure seats with other SJV families
Promo Code “SJV”
NEWS FROM AROUND THE DIOCESE/COMMUNITY
Community Basketball Knight – February 10th. Join us for Community Knight on Friday, February 10, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. All middle school students and their families are invited to our Coming Home basketball game! All middle school students will receive free admission to the game. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
JPII Taste and See – February 16th. Please join us for lunch with Headmaster Mike Deely, our administrative staff, department chairs and coaches. After lunch, take a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities, visit with our students and faculty, and get a glimpse into an actual day at JPII! Please RSVP to Mary Leonard at (615) 590-6014 or email@example.com.
Camp JPII 2017. Our summer camp program, Camp JPII 2017, is now open for registration!
Camp JPII offers summer fun for kids age 5-18 the weeks of June 5-9th, June 12-16th, June 19-23rd, and June 26-30th. Camps run Monday-Friday in two sessions: 9:00 a.m. – noon and 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Before care, after care, and meal plans are also available as well as the Pick Four Discount for those who sign up for four half-day camps.
New camps this year include Dance Camp, Track Camp, several art camps including Clay Creations, Making the Ordinary Extraordinary, and DIY Design Painting, Rock and Roll History, Model United Nations and Debating, and Ready…Set….Go Algebra. With 40 camps to choose from, there is something available for every age and every interest!
Interested parents and campers should check out the camp brochure and online registration at: http://jp2hs.org/campus-life/extra-curricular-programs/camp-jpii/. Please direct any questions to Mr. Paul Saboe, Camp JPII Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FATHER RYAN’S 38th LEGACY GALA…Father Ryan will honor long-time teacher and soccer coach Robin Dieterich ’73 and the highly successful soccer program at the school’s 38th Annual Legacy Gala at the Omni Nashville Hotel on February 25. For tickets and more information, visit www.fatherryan.org/gala.
Register Now for Father Ryan’s 2016 Summer Camps.
Father Ryan is offering a wide range of sports, drama and art programs on their campus at their 2016 Summer Camps for rising K through 12th graders, and registration is now open. Visit online at www.fatherryan.org/camps and make your summer plans today.
Registration for Camp St. Cecilia is open!
Camp St. Cecilia is a summer program designed to give girls ages 4-17 an opportunity to have summer fun while learning. Campers experience St. Cecilia Academy’s academics, athletics, and fine arts programs and interact with faculty, students, coaches, alumnae, and parents. New this year–Camp St. Cecilia is happy to offer before and after-care from 7:30-8:45 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. Girls will enjoy a snack, play games, and participate in other activities. New camp include Simply Songwriting, Study Skills, Science of Fairy Tales, Girls Rock!, Public Speaking, and much more! Register online and view a full listing of camps at stcecilia.edu/camp. For more information, contact Camp Director Amie Pike at email@example.com or (615)293-1625.
St. Cecilia Academy Rose Gala
The St. Cecilia Rose Gala will take place on Saturday, March 11, at 6 p.m. at the Hutton Hotel and will honor Cathie Correia Stamps. Please join us in celebrating Cathie’s 30 years of service to SCA. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, or to purchase tickets, please visit stcecilia.edu/therosegala or call the St. Cecilia Advancement Office at 615-279-3885 for more information.
St. Cecilia Academy Alumnae Weekend
The St. Cecilia Art Market and Festival will kick-off the 2017 Reunion Weekend on Thursday, April 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the St. Cecilia courtyard. This event is free and open to the public. For more information regarding all Reunion Weekend events, please visit stcecilia.edu/2017reunions.
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