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May 10th 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



May 10th  through May 16, 2017


Letter from the Principal


Dear SJV Families:


The school year is winding down quickly now, and though you may be anxiously awaiting your summer vacation, we are hard at work planning for the 2017-2018 school year.  We will be celebrating our 15th school year next year, and are excited about new opportunities that lie ahead for St. John Vianney.  Our final CIA meeting of the year, next Monday, May 15, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm, will give us an opportunity to plan events for next year.  Many parent ideas were submitted for discussion, and they are attached to this email for you to review prior to the meeting.  I hope to see many of you there to share your thoughts on how we can make SJV’s 15th year its best one yet!


Also looking forward to next year, I am pleased to announce one of our new faculty members.  Mr. Andrew Timko will be joining us to teach middle school social studies, PE, to be our Athletic Director, and the 8th grade homeroom teacher.  He and his wife have a 17 month old daughter, and will be relocating to Tennessee from Ohio.  Andrew has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Youngstown State University, where he also played on the men’s basketball team.  He has taught social studies in both middle and high school, and has coached basketball at the high school level for six seasons.  He has additionally worked as a basketball camp instructor with students as young as 1st grade.  Andrew attended Catholic schools himself, and is excited to have the opportunity to join the SJV family in a position so uniquely tailored to two of his biggest areas of expertise, social studies and athletics.  Father Gideon, Mrs. Roberts and I were very impressed with his enthusiasm for education, his dedication to teaching and coaching, as well as his ability to integrate technology into the classroom.  We look forward to his arrival and know that you will welcome him into our community.


Have a wonderful week!  Thank you for the many ways you love and support SJV!


God bless,

Jennifer McCormick






5/11       Athletic Banquet 6pm

5/12       Field Trip (Kindergarten)

5/15       CIA – 6pm (4th grade host)

5/17       Wildcat Wednesday

Spelling Bee/Math Bee 2:15 pm

5/18       Light of Leadership Mass

5/19       Confession (2nd Gr)

5/20       First Holy Communion 4:30 Mass

5/22       Graduation Practice

5/23       2nd Gr Field Trip

8th Gr Graduation 7 pm

5/24       Wheels in Motion

5/26       Last Day of School 11:30 dismissal

No Aftercare

6/1         Parent Teacher Conferences     

6/5         Summer Office Hours begin (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am-2pm)



JUNE 1 PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES   All families are invited to schedule a parent teacher conference with the homeroom teacher(s) of their student(s) on June 1, 2017.  During these conferences, teachers will discuss each child’s progress for the year, explain ITBS testing results (K-8), distribute final report cards, and provide summer reading lists as well as supply lists for next year.  Parents who do not attend a conference on June 1 can pick up this information in the school office during summer office hours (Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9am-2pm) starting June 6.  These items cannot be provided earlier for those who do not wish to attend a conference.


This year, we are using to allow parents to schedule their own conference times. 


Please click the following link to get started:


  1. Scroll through the appointments to locate the teacher and time slot you would like to sign up for, and click on the orange button that says, “Sign Up!”
  2. Enter your email address on the next screen, and your name and telephone number on the final screen.
  3. Click save, and your appointment will be set. Repeat this process to set up a meeting with each of your children’s teachers, if you have more than one child at SJV.


Please call the office if you have any questions about this process.  We look forward to seeing you on June 1!




Congratulations to St. Cecilia Academy Senior Corinne Wehby (SJV alum ’13).  Corinne is an AP Scholar with honors, ACT Perfect Score in English and Reading, National Honor Society, Four Year Honor Roll, 2016-17 All-Year Principal’s List, Outstanding Performance Award in Social Sciences-AP Psychology.  Way to go Corinne!

Congratulations to St. Cecilia Academy Senior Emily Gautsch (SJV alum ’13) for the Dominican Cross Award.  Way to go Emily!

Congratulations to St. Cecilia Academy Sophomore Claire Wehby (SJV alum ’15) 2016-17 All-Year Honor Roll.  Way to go Claire!


Current SJV Wildcat students, as well as alumni, are encouraged to share your good news with us, so we can celebrate your successes!  Email your announcements to Mrs. Kathy King at to be included in a future newsletter.



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) May 17th 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 (12/1/16 to 2/28/17), SJV had 55 households participate, which generated a donation from Kroger to SJV in the amount of $655.10.


CIA (Community in Action): 

Our next CIA meeting is Monday, May 15th at 6:00 pm with a presentation by our 4th grade students to get the meeting started.    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!



 “A Response to 13 Reasons Why: How am I affected by this series?”

Hosted by Catholic Charities

When: May 23rd 2017

Time:   6:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: St. Edward Church and School (Cafeteria), 190 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37211

Who: Parents, students (middle/high school), and educators

“13 Reasons Why” is a NetFlix series that contains mature themes and is raising some concerns by viewers of all ages as well as by many professionals in the counseling field. On May 23rd, Catholic Charities will host a conversation at St. Edward Church and School to facilitate conversation about the series.  We will discuss this series and the impact it may have on students who are watching it. We will also help explore ways to answer questions that may arise from this series.

In addition, we will facilitate a separate discussion with any students who have watched this series and want a place where they can share their responses and questions as a result.

If you and/or your family are interested in participating in this conversation, please R.S.V.P. to Scott Gubala – or 615-760-4428


Nashville Catholic Business Women’s League

Membership Reception (May 10), 6-8 p.m., home of NCBWL Board member. Fr. Kevin McGoldrick will be performing live music ( Admission is free. Please bring an Appetizer or a bottle of wine and a guest. Info: Go to Calendar & Events to Submit RSVP for address and more information. RSVP by Noon, May 8: or


Catholic Business League Breakfast Meeting May 11.

Dr. James O’Neill, Jr. MD will be the speaker at the Catholic Business League’s May 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 NovaCopy. More information is available at


Camp Marymount Registration for 2017 Summer Camp is now open. Visit to apply. Info: 615-7699-0410 or

Request the Camp Marymount newsletter:



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 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 a.m.-noon and 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Before care, after care, and meal plans are available as well as the Pick Four Discount for those who sign up for four half-day camps. Info/registration: or


Catholic Charities’ Family Homelessness Initiative Program needs volunteers to support families transitioning into housing. Catholic Charities of TN’s Family Empowerment Program assists families at-risk of homelessness in Nashville achieve housing and financial stability through case management and building social support. We are in need of willing, compassionate volunteers to support our neighbors in their times of need. Many families have moved into homes without food or without the small necessities of everyday home life. Volunteers can make a drastic difference by delivering a meal or welcome basket to ensure that neighbors feel warm, supported, and stress-free upon moving into their new home. Info/to volunteer:

Catholic Charities of Tennessee:

Room In The Inn: or (615) 251-9791.

GraceWorks: or

Hope Clinic for Women: or (615) 627-2790.

Safe Haven: .


Golden Tate Football Clinic – June 3, 2017

JPII Alum Golden Tate ’07 is coming home to host the first second annual Golden Tate Football Clinic (TFC) at JPII. The free TFC will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with an optional $25.00 plated luncheon to follow where Golden will be available to mingle with the guests. The lunch will wrap up at 1:00 p.m. Register online at

Camp St. Cecilia summer program for girls ages 4-17 is an oppor­tunity to have fun while learning. Campers experience St. Cecilia Academy’s academics, athletics, and fine arts programs and interact with faculty, students, coaches, alumnae, and parents. Info/registration: or or 615-293-1625.


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 .


Become a Red Cross certified babysitter at Camp St. Cecilia (June 26-28), 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Girls in grades 5-9 can learn first aid, infant and child CPR as well as, handling emergencies, and recognizing behaviors while babysitting. To register and view a full listing of all camps, visit or



Father Ryan Summer Camps – sign up now!

Father Ryan is offering a wide range of sports, drama and art programs on the campus for rising K through 12th graders. Register now. Visit online at and make your summer plans today.

10th Annual Lou Graham Alumni Golf Tournament.

Father Ryan’s Lou Graham Alumni Tournament takes place on Friday, June 2, on a new course–Gaylord Springs Golf Links–to celebrate its 10th year.  You and your golfing friends can enjoy the course and raise funds for Tuition Assistance at Father Ryan by signing up now at  It’s the start to a big Reunion Weekend at Father Ryan.



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 12:18




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