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Newsletter November 15-21, 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 15-21, 2017


Letter from the Principal
Dear SJV Families:


Can you believe how quickly second quarter is flying by?  Second quarter interim grades will be available in OptionC for students in first through eighth grade today at 4:30 pm.  Please log in to OptionC and review your child’s progress so far, and contact your child’s teacher with any questions you may have.


Thanksgiving Break is only a few days away, and I hope you are all looking forward to the Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday, which is a wonderful opportunity for fellowship with your SJV family before we depart for a 5-day break.  I pray that all of you will have a safe and healthy break, and enjoy the time you have to spend with family and friends.


Thank you for all of the time, love and support you share with our students, faculty and staff.  You and all of your hard work are very much appreciated!


God bless,

Jennifer McCormick









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)

12/4       First Reconciliation 7pm



CHRISTMAS HARVEST BAKE SALE NOV. 18TH – AT GALLATIN CIVIC CENTER Saturday, November 18th from 9:00am-5:00pm we will have 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!

Drop off your baked goods at SJV school office on Friday, Nov 17th from 7:30am-3:00pm

The link to sign up is:


THANKSGIVING FEAST   Our annual Thanksgiving Feast is next Tuesday, November 21!


Families with last names A – K will be eating from 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm.

Please bring your dish to pass when you come at 12:00 pm.  Last names A-G, please bring a side dish, and those with last names H-K, please bring a dessert.


Families with last names L-Z will be eating from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm.

Please bring your dish to pass when you come at 1:00 pm.  Last names L-S, please bring a side dish, and those with last names T-Z, please bring a dessert.


If someone other than a parent (a grandparent, for example) would like to sign a student out early after the feast, please check with Mrs. King in the office to be sure that person is on your list of people approved to pick up your child.


Many thanks for your generosity in donating turkeys and in volunteering to help!  We are thankful for you all!


USBORNE BOOK FAIR   The Usborne Book Fair will be at SJV next Monday and Tuesday, and will be open after the Thanksgiving Feast if you would like to stop by to shop with your child.


PARTY GRAS – SPONSORS NEEDED – Last year’s Party Gras event was a HUGE success.  To make this event a continued success, we need the help of sponsors.  Please contact Cynthia Roberts ( or Kathy King (  615-230-7048 to discuss the many sponsorship opportunities.


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 in the month of November and support SJV by presenting your Home Team Advantage Teammate Card (expires November 30).  Check Option C to print off your card.





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.





Channel 4’s Kornet Featured Speaker at Catholic Business League
WSMV News Anchor Tracy Kornet will be the speaker at the December 14 breakfast meeting of the Catholic Business League.  Kornet, a two-time winner of the News Anchor of the Year from the Tennessee Associated Press, will speak about her Catholic faith and the direction of TV news coverage.  The event is in the Fleming Center at the Cathedral beginning at 7:30 a.m.  More information is available at


Mary Margaret Lambert, humorous writer and speaker presents “Parenthood: Then and Now” (November 29), 6:45 p.m., Our Lady of the Lake, 1729 Stop Thirty Rd., Hendersonville. Info: Babs 615-305-1580.

“You Can’t Take It With You,” (November 17-19), Friday/Saturday 7 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., John Paul II High School, 117 Caldwell Dr., Hendersonville.



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

The Diocese of Nashville is seeking a Director of Human Resources. Work location is the Catholic Pastoral Center at 2800 McGavock Pike in Nashville, TN. Info: Please email resume and cover letter to:

The Diocese of Nashville has an opening for a full-time temporary Administrative Assistant position for the Director of Grants and Annual Giving through March, 2018. The worksite is 2800 McGavock Pike, Nashville. Email resume to:

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

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.

Dr. Brad Peper, theology teacher at JP2 high school, presents “Symbolizing the End: The Church and Revelation” (December 6), 6:45 p.m., Our Lady of the Lake, 1729 Stop Thirty Rd., Hendersonville. Info: Babs 615-305-1580.

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

Advent Family Mission (December 2), 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Our Lady of the Lake, 1729 Stop 30 Rd., Hendersonville. For all ages. Reflection on the family and our roles in it. Speakers: Joan Watson, Domenico Ruggiero, Sr. Mary Barbara Keiser. Info: 615-974-4462. Tickets: Childcare available. RSVP required: Lunch included.

Advent Mission (Dec. 2-6), St. Philip, 113 Second Ave. S., Franklin. Led by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Theme: “A Kindness that Leads to Repentance.” Schedule: Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m. Mass; Dec. 3, all Masses and welcome dinner after 5 p.m. Mass; Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m. talk on the Eucharist, Exposition, Adoration, Music; Dec. 5., 6:30 p.m. Penance Service – “Darkness Turning Into Light;” Dec. 6, 6:15 p.m. dinner, followed by talk on Faith & Vocations with the youth. Info:

Christmas at the Cathedral (December 4-5), 7:30 p.m., 2015 West End Ave., Nashville. Christmas concert with the Cathedral Choir, 130 Catholic high school choir members, and full orchestra. Free.

Catholic Charities Refugee Youth Program is in urgent need of backpacks and school supplies. Bring donations to the Catholic Pastoral Center (2806 McGavock Pike), schedule a pickup, or buy online and ship to us. Our wishlist is here: RefugeeSchoolSupplies. Info:

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.



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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