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Newsletter November1-7, 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 November 1 – 7, 2017


Letter from the Principal
Dear SJV Families:


Thank you so very much to everyone who participated in yesterday’s Trunk or Treat!  I was blown away by the number of families who joined us, and the effort they put in to make this day great for our students!  Your love and support never ceases to amaze me.  THANK YOU!!  I hope you enjoyed the afternoon as much as the students did!


With Halloween behind us, the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays will be here before we know it.  We are already planning for Thanksgiving with our 15th annual Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday, November 21.  Please be sure to complete the RSVP form in your child’s Wednesday folder today.  Other upcoming events include our annual Veterans Day Assembly, November 10, and the Christmas Harvest Bake Sale on November 18.  All of these November events are extremely well-attended school traditions, and provide us wonderful opportunities for fellowship.  I hope that you will mark your calendars and join us.


Thank you again for all you do for SJV, our teachers, and our students!  Have a wonderful week!


God bless,

Jennifer McCormick








11/6       Fun Run T-shirt Day (for those earning pass)

11/8       Lifetouch Holiday Pictures

11/10     Veterans Day Program 2 pm

11/20     Usborne Book Fair

11/21     Usborne Book Fair

11/21     Thanksgiving Feast 12-2

11/22-24 No School

11/29     Wildcat Wednesday (Basketball and Forensics)



CHRISTMAS HARVEST BAKE SALE NOV. 18TH – AT GALLATIN CIVIC CENTER  Saturday, November 18th is our yearly Bake Sale at the Christmas Harvest Craft Show. It takes place at the Gallatin Civic Center. We encourage the kids to put in the hours selling baked goods and the adults to supervise. This is a really great way to earn volunteer hours and a favorite of the kids too! In addition, we need homemade baked goods to sell. Another great way to earn hours!  The link to sign up is:


2017 FUN RUN

Thank you parents and students for your support of our 9th Annual Fun Run! The school spirit exhibited by the teachers, students, and parents was inspiring!


We would like to congratulate our fundraising winners:

1st Place – Hudson Wood (4th Grade)

2nd Place – Allison Weber (1st Grade) and Ainsley Weber (Pre-K) TIE

3rd Place – Patrick McGhee (2nd Grade)


Our classroom winners raising the most money per student are:

1st Place – 4th Grade

2nd Place – Pre-K

3rd Place – 1st Grade


Congratulations to Pre-K, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th grades for meeting their classroom goals!  These classrooms will receive an out-of-uniform day on Monday, November 6th to wear their Fun Run t-shirts, jeans and tennis shoes.  In addition, those students in Kindergarten, 3rd, 5th, and 7th grade that collected $50.00 or more and will also receive the out-of-uniform reward.  Look in your Wednesday folder today for your Fun Run Uniform Pass.


Also, a special thank you to all the parents that volunteered the day of the Fun Run. This event would not have happened without your support.


Monica Krampotich, Jennifer Daughtry, and Rita Antone



WINTER UNIFORM REMINDER   Please remember that Winter Uniform began November 1.  This means students will not be able to wear khaki shorts again until Spring Uniform begins on April 1.


THANKSGIVING FEAST   This year’s Thanksgiving Feast will be Tuesday, November 21 from noon to 2pm.  Please look in your Wednesday folder for the form to RSVP.  We ask that all families return this form to school no later than Monday, November 13 so that we can plan accordingly.


ANNUAL VETERANS DAY PROGRAM   Our annual Veterans Day Assembly will be Friday, November 10 at 2:00 pm in the gym.  All veterans and current members of our armed forces are welcome to attend.  Please feel free to share this invitation with your friends and family.


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.

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.


After 6 years of hard work and 9 belt level exams, Joseph Collins has earned his black belt in karate!  Way to Go Joseph!!


Our SJV Forensics team had a great showing at last Saturday’s tournament at St. Joseph School. In the One Act Play category, one SJV group earned 1st place for “Tale of the Dog,” and Scarlett Beasley earned “Best Actress.” A second SJV group placed 3rd for their one act play, “Party Girls,” and Lydia Uhl earned “Best Actress” for her role. Scarlett Beasley also placed 1st in the Poetry category, and Delaney Bilbrey placed 4th in the Audition category. With over 200 performers from schools across the diocese, we are very proud of our team for earning so many awards. Go Wildcats!




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.





Register for the Hendersonville Knights Lacrosse Clinics 

The Hendersonville Knights Lacrosse Club will be hosting Lacrosse Clinics for any 4th-8th graders interested in playing the sport. The clinics will be held at Pope John Paul II High School on Tuesday, November 7 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. All clinics will be held on the grass fields at JPII. To register, email Mary Leonard ‘11 at

Knights Catholic Wrestling is a new wrestling program for children in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade starting next month at JPII High School. Practice will begin on 11/1 and enrollment has already begun. If your child is interested, please contact Jason Allman at 615-260-8589 or


ADMISSIONS PLACEMENT TEST DATE – Pope John Paul II High School: November 11th

All JPII applicants currently in the eighth grade are required to take the JPII placement test as part of the admissions process. Apply today at and select one of the two scheduled placement test dates. In need of additional information? Contact the Admissions Office directly at 615-890-6014 or email

8th Grade Event – KNIGHT FOR A NIGHT! – Pope John Paul II High School, Friday, November 3rd from 6:45-9:00 p.m. 

All 8th graders are invited for dinner, games, bonfire and s’mores! Gather your friends and plan to attend this event that promises to be one night you won’t want to miss! Although not required, the favor of a reservation is appreciated. To RSVP, contact our Admissions Office at admissions@

OPEN HOUSE – Pope John Paul II High School, Sunday, November 5th at 2:00 p.m.

Mark your calendar and plan to bring your family to our annual Open House where you will become acquainted with our academic offerings and extra/co-curricular activities, meet our students and faculty, walk our hallways and get a glimpse into all that JPII has to offer! Although not required, the favor of a reservation is appreciated. To RSVP, contact our Admissions Office at admissions@

7th ANNUAL “IN COLOR” CALDWELL CLASSIC 5K –  Pope John Paul II High School, Saturday, November 11 at 9:00 a.m.  Registration $20 (adults & high school students) $15 middle school & military.  Put your running shoes on! All proceeds support The Jason Foundation, which is dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide through educational and awareness programming. Register today at


The Wizard of Oz (November 3-12), St. Cecilia Academy, 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville. For specific performance dates and times:

Camp Marymount 2018 Summer Camp Registration is now open!   Go to our website and click on “apply now” under the summer camp tab to register your camper.  Please call our office 615-799-0410 with any questions.

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

Father Ryan Strength and Conditioning Program.  Students in grades 5-8–both boys and girls—are invited to participate in Father Ryan’s Foundational Strength Program, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from October 24 through November 16 and from November 24-December 16.  There is a fee for the instruction.  For more information or to register, contact Tyler Newman, Strength and Conditioning Director at Father Ryan, at

Academic Blend (Nov. 2, 9:30-11:15 a.m.), Father Ryan Library, 700 Norwood Dr., Nashville. Parents of 8th graders meet with Academic Dean Jennifer Anton to learn about the academic program. Info:

Father Ryan’s Veterans Day Breakfast (November 10), 7:30 a.m., 700 Norwood Dr., Nashville. Retired Major General Jim Myles, 1970 Father Ryan alumnus and Holy Rosary Academy graduate, will be the featured speaker. Veterans and their families are welcome. Registration:

Why Arts? Program welcomes Omari Booker to Father Ryan.  The next event in Father Ryan’s “Why Arts? The Arts4Life” program welcomes acclaimed Nashville artist Omari Booker.  The presentation takes place November 7 at 6:30 in the Center for the Arts.  This is free and open to the public.  More information is available at

Theology Speaker Series at Father Ryan. The first event of the 11th Annual Theology Speaker Series at Father Ryan takes place on Thursday, November 16 at 6 pm in the Dining Hall as we welcome Emily Trancik, a medical ethicist at St. Thomas Health.  This event is free and open to the community.

Enjoy “A Christmas Carol” at Father Ryan. The fall production of the Purple Masque Players, Charles Dickens timeless and heartwarming classic  “A Christmas Carol,” will be staged November 9-11 at the Center for the Arts on the Father Ryan campus.  Tickets are $7 for students and $9 for adults.  Curtain each night is at 7:00 p.m.

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:


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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