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March 15 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 


March 15 through March 28, 2017

Letter from the Principal:

Dear SJV Families:

Fourth quarter began on Monday, which means your child’s third quarter report card is coming home today in the Wednesday folder.  Please sign and return it, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.  We want to end the year with a strong fourth quarter of learning!

Even though weather has turned a bit wintry, Spring Break is nearly here!  I hope you and your families have a wonderful week together, resting and enjoying time together, and will return to school safely on March 27.  April has much in store for us at SJV with ITBS testing, the Barnes & Noble Bookfair, Culver’s Spirit Night, and the SJV Wildcat 5K, all in the first week of the month!

Lastly, thanks to funds raised at the 4th annual Tee Off for Technology Golf Tournament, the technology available for your students to use in the classroom has grown yet again!  A mobile laptop cart with 18 laptop computers has arrived, and teachers will begin using it after Spring Break.  We are blessed by the many gifts we have here at SJV, and thank all of you who were involved in the golf tournament in any way!

God bless,

Jennifer McCormick




3/16:                                      SJV Spirit Night at Panera Bread – 4 to 8 pm

Mass (PK-8)

3/17:                                      Teacher In-service; no school for students

3/20:                                      SJV Night at the Nashville Predators Game

3/20 – 3/24:                         Spring Break

3/28:                                      Mass (5-8)

3/29:                                      Kindergarten & 8th grade Cap and Gown Pictures

3rd Grade Field Trip

Wildcat Wednesday

3/30:                                      Mass (PK-8)

3/31:                                      TADS Application Deadline for Tuition Assistance

4/3:                                        Spring Uniforms Begin

Barnes & Noble Bookfair all week

ITBS Testing Begins

4/4:                                        Mass (5-8)

SJV Choir performs at Barnes & Noble – 4:30 pm

Culver’s Spirit Night 5-8 pm

4/6:                                        SJV Forensics Team performs at Barnes & Noble – time TBA

4/8:                                        Fourth Annual SJV Wildcat 5K – 8am



DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID FOR 2017-2018 IS APPROACHING FAST!  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  If you have questions, please call the school office.

Volunteers Needed for SJV Wildcat 5K:  The 4th annual SJV Wildcat 5K is just around the corner, and volunteers are needed to help with this event!  There are opportunities prior to the race here at school, as well as the day of the race at Gallatin Civic Center/Triple Creek Park.  Sign-ups are now open at the following link:  Thank you in advance for your help!

RUNNERS & WALKERS STILL WELCOME!:  It’s not too late to sign up for the SJV Wildcat 5K Run/Walk on April 8!  Forms are available in the school office, and online signups are available at

With race distances for all ages, and walkers welcome at the 5K, this is a great event for the whole family!


Congratulations to Ryan Miller.  Ryan will be receiving a “Distinguished Service Award” from Fairvue Plantation In recognition of exemplary service in his community, working with Gallatin Cares and CAP (Children Are People) organizations.  We are very proud of him and his drive to help others.  Way to go Wildcat!


Choir (1-8) – Wednesday, March 29th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm and Friday, March 31st during recess.

Junior Service Council (1-4):  (2nd Tuesday of the Month) April 11th 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) April 4th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Volleyball Practice (4-6):  Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 – 5:00 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 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): 


Thank you to the 5th grade class for their wonderful presentation at the March CIA meeting.  Great job guys!  We covered a lot of information, so if you weren’t able to attend we have attached minutes from our meeting for you to review.


Our next CIA meeting is Monday, April 10th at 3:30 pm with a presentation by our Pre-K students to get the meeting started.   Additionally, Mrs. Schaefer will be providing babysitting for students and their siblings while the meeting is in progress.  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!  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.


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

Promo Code “SJV”

St. John Vianney Church Summer Fun!

Totus Tuus, a summer youth program, is being held at St. John Vianney Church June 25-30, 2017.   For grade school students (grades 1-6) the program runs Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  For junior high and high school youth (grade 7-12) the program runs Sunday-Thursday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Totus Tuus combines catechesis and having FUN!  The youthfulness and energy of the teaching team is contagious.  Come out and join us!  Cost is $20 per student or $60 per family. Registration forms will be available in the church and school office beginning in March.

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:  Please direct any questions to Mr. Paul Saboe, Camp JPII Director, at

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 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 For more information, contact Camp Director Amie Pike at or (615)293-1625.

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

 Get artsy this summer at Camp St. Cecilia

Girls can explore the fine arts at Camp St. Cecilia this summer! Art camps include clay, mixed media, and much more. Girls can dance in a variety of dance camps. The budding actress can shine on the SCA stage in the theatre camp. If you love music, you can write songs in the songwriting camp or refine your singing voice in “Finding Your Voice.” To register and view a full listing of all camps, visit or contact Camp Director Amie Pike at .

St. Cecilia Academy Art Market and Festival

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

Catholic Business League Breakfast Meeting April 13th.

Beth Seigenthaler Courtney, President of DVL Seigenthaler Public Relations will be the speaker at the Catholic Business League’s April Breakfast meeting.

The meeting begins with Mass at 7 am at the Cathedral, followed by the breakfast meeting and program at 7:30 am in the Fleming Center. Event sponsor is WBOU – Catholic Radio Nashville. More information is available at



Jennifer McCormick:

Kathy King:

Julie Schaefer:

Erin Thompson:

Rita Antone:

Adrianna Wright:

Carly Woodfin:

Sheila Ferrell:

Gregory McCord:

Lori Hamlett:

Cynthia Roberts:

Casey Raybourne:

Margarett Kernell:

Clay Dixon:

Bernie Vaughn:

Susan Gerstner:


If possible, on your part, live at peace with all.

-Romans 12:1

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