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Newsletter October 4-17, 2017

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



Newsletter for the week of October 4 – October 17, 2017

Letter from the Principal
Dear SJV Families:


The end of first quarter and Fall Break are nearly here!  What a speedy nine weeks it has been!  I hope that you have all had a good first quarter, and have plans to enjoy a restful week off from school.  Report cards will be available to you electronically through OptionC on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, and you have an opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher on Friday, October 20 to discuss progress made so far, as well as goals for the remainder of the semester.  Please sign up for a conference appointment in OptionC.


As soon as we return from Fall Break, the 5th annual SJV Tee Off for Technology golf tournament will take place on Monday, October 16 at Fairvue Plantation.  It is not too late to sign up to golf, or to volunteer at this wonderful fundraiser for our school.  Please read below in the newsletter for more information on how you can become involved, and many thanks to everyone who has already participated in one way or another.  Your support is always appreciated!


I pray you have a safe, healthy and happy Fall Break!


God bless,

Jennifer McCormick








10/6       Teacher Professional Development – No School

10/9-10/13 Fall Break – No School

10/16     Golf Tournament – Tee off for Technology

10/17     8th Grade girls visit St. Cecilia

10/19     Winter Consignment Sale – 2:00 p.m.

10/20     Parent Teacher Conferences No School

10/23     CIA Meeting 6 pm

10/23-10/27 Red Ribbon Week

10/25     Wildcat Wednesday

10/27     Spirit Day Friday to benefit the Science Olympiad Team


PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES Please log in to your OptionC account to sign up for a conference with your child’s teacher on Friday, October 20.


BASKETBALL SIGN UPS Sign-ups for 3rd through 8th grade basketball teams have begun!  Please check your child’s Wednesday folder for more information.  The deadline to sign up is October 27.  Anyone interested in coaching this year should contact Mr. Timko at


FUN RUN  We’ve had a great collection for Fun Run pledges, and had drawings each day last week for students who turned in their money during the first week.   The following students won gift cards in the drawing:  Luc Malleus, Andrew Schnell, Peyton Hawkins, Marin Morris, and Sam Hays.  Thank you to everyone who supported their student in obtaining pledges this year!

TRUNK OR TREAT   Planning has begun for our October 31st event.  Sign up for SJV Trunk or Treat HERE!!!


Box Tops for Education   Final Collection – October 5th


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.  Our supporters (65 households) who shopped at Kroger between 6-1-2017 and 8-31-2017 (Cycle 2016, Qtr 4) have contributed to our $566.05 total donation.

SJV TEE OFF FOR TECHNOLOGY ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT –   Last minute golfers still welcome!! The 5th Annual St. John Vianney Golf Tournament will be Monday, October 16th at 9:30 am, at Fairvue Country Club, Gallatin, TN.    All proceeds from this event will be used to upgrade and purchase technology at SJV. For more information, please email:    Vivian Miller is looking for 6 volunteers to work check in at the Tee off for Technology tournament Monday, October 16th.   All other positions have been filled

Buffalo Wild Wings – Don’t forget to visit BWW and support SJV by presenting your Home Team Advantage Teammate Card.    Check Option C to print off your card. 



Way to Go Mason Campbell (5th Gr) Mason and his team, the Gallatin Rangers 07 were undefeated and Champions in their age and division at the Adidas United Cup of Champions Tournament.

Way to Go Miller Campbell (2nd Gr) Miller and his team, the Gallatin Rangers 09 were finalists and finished second with a loss, 2 wins and a tie in their age group and division at the Adidas United Cup of Champions Tournament. 





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.







Catholic Business League Breakfast Meeting Oct. 12th.

Sean Henry will be the speaker at the Catholic Business League’s October Breakfast meeting. Henry, the CEO and President of the Nashville Predators, helped make the Predators’ memorable Stanley Cup run a national event for the team and Nashville.
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 Pancoast Benefits. More information is available at

Nashville Catholic Baseball Tryouts for 7th and 8th grade students (Saturday afternoon, Nov. 4). Info:


Father Ryan Open House on October 22.
Father Ryan is hosting its Open House on Sunday, October 22, from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.  This event provides families the opportunity to learn more about the academic, service, clubs and athletic offerings at Father Ryan, to tour the campus and to meet faculty and administrators.  You can pre-register for the event at


Dance with Pride!

Father Ryan’s Dance Company is hosting its annual Perform with Pride event at the school’s October 20th football game at Father Ryan for all interested grade schoolers.  The event begins with rehearsal at 3:30 p.m., followed by dinner, then the performance on the field at halftime. Cost is $40. 

Register at  

March with the Band at Jr. Irish Band NightFather Ryan’s Marching Band is welcoming any 7th and 8th grade band student, or guard member, in the area to march with the band at Father Ryan’s October 20th football game.  The evening will include rehearsal, dinner, T-shirt and begins at 4:00 p.m. There is no charge. Register online at

Nashville Catholic Wrestling for boys 5-8th grade begins (October 15), 4:30 p.m., Father Ryan Wrestling Room, 700 Norwood Dr., Nashville. Informational meeting for parents, practice, and pizza party.  NCW coaches provide complete instruction and everyone makes the team. “Club” season for boys K-8 begins (November 19), 4:30 p.m. Info:

Pope John Paul II High School seeks a full-time Maintenance Technician. Candidate will be a self-starting individual, responsible for analyzing and performing basic repairs and preventative maintenance on a variety of different mechanical systems. Must be able to interact professionally with the customer and perform light plumbing and electrical work, all with a smile and positive attitude. Info:; on the About JPII website page. Email cover letter and resume to


Retreat for Women of the Diocese of Nashville (November 17-19), Bethany Retreat House, Dickson. Theme: “Walking with Our Lady.” Conferences by Sr. Mary Madeline Todd, O.P. Mass and Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday and Sunday. Cost: Friday evening-Sunday morning, meals included: $150. Saturday only, includes three meals: $50. To register: 615-446-2063 or

Hike for the Homeless (November 4), 9 a.m., Edwin Warner Park Picnic Shelters 9 & 11. Live music, inflatables, climbing wall, dog & stroller friendly paved trails. Benefit for Safe Haven Family Shelter. Info:

International Cooking Series (October 10 Germany), 6:15-8:30 p.m. Cathedral Fleming Center, 2015 West End Ave., Nashville. Wine and beer available for purchase. Classes: $25; series: $100. Tickets: “Community Events” page. Info: 615-557-1306.

Donelson Knights of Columbus Kids Halloween Party (October 27), 6-8:30 p.m., Free hot dog dinner, magician, games. Info/donations: 615-589-7052.

Academic Blend. Father Ryan invites parents of 8th graders to meet with Academic Dean Jennifer Anton to learn more about the school’s academic program.  The events will be in the Neuhoff Library on November 2nd, 9:30-11:15 am.

Learn more at


Jennifer McCormick:

Kathy King:

Amanda Pokracki:

Erin Thompson:

Rita Antone:

Adrianna Wright:

Cindy Nardini:

Sheila Ferrell:

Toney Horton:

Kreslyn Ruckman:

Cynthia Roberts:

Andy Timko:

Clay Dixon:

Susan Gerstner:


Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence do not rely;

In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths.

-Proverbs 3:5-6

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