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Newsletter January 31-February 6, 2018

St. John Vianney Catholic School

501 N. Water Avenue; Gallatin, TN 37066; 615-230-7048; www.saintjohnvianney.org        

VOTED BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL IN SUMNER COUNTY – 2016 & 2017

 

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 January 31 – February 6, 2018

 

Letter from the Principal
Dear SJV Families:

 

We are excited to be celebrating Catholic Schools Week and have enjoyed showing our appreciation to all those who make SJV such a wonderful place, including our students, our faculty and staff, and our volunteers, like Mr. Mike Collins, who spends so much time here devoted to maintenance and upkeep.  We end our week celebrating our SJV parents and grandparents.  Many thanks for all you do to support our school.

 

The excitement doesn’t stop at SJV!  Party Gras is just over a week away!  Don’t miss out on this wonderful event.  Tickets will be on sale through Friday, February 2.  Also, Mrs. Roberts is looking for volunteers, so if you are in need of volunteer hours, or just love helping and having fun, check out the link in the newsletter below for all the volunteer opportunities.

 

Have a great week!

 

Jennifer McCormick

Principal

 

 

NEWS FOR THE WEEK:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

1/28-2/2   Catholic Schools Week           

2/5-2/9     Boxtops Collections

2/7     Bishop’s Mass (3rd through 8th grades)

2/8 & 2/9 GYM CLOSED FOR PARTY GRAS – PACK A LUNCH

2/10   Party Gras Dinner and Auction

2/13   Lifetouch Team photos

2/15   Predators Hockey SJV Family Night

2/16   No School Diocesan Professional Development

2/19   No School President’s Day

 

 

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK:

Catholic Schools Week begins on Sunday, and we have many things planned to make this a great celebration of our school!  Here are just a few of the things we have planned:

 

Thursday, 2/1:             Parent Appreciation Day

Shhhh…it’s a secret!  J

Friday, 2/2:                  Grandparents Day

Mass at 8:00 am (grandparents and guests should meet students in the                                          narthex of the church at 7:55 am)

Assembly at 9:00 am

11:30 am dismissal – NO AFTERCARE

 

PARTY GRAS TICKETS ON SALE-Last Day to purchase tickets Friday, 2/2

It’s time to purchase your tickets for Party Gras! Don’t delay – last year this event sold out quickly.

Tables are $500 (8 seats) and include meals, entertainment, and either tickets for Bourbon Street Bourbon Tasting or “Bottomless Beer” for each person.  Teacher tables are also available for purchase!

Individual tickets are $50 (1 seat) and include your meal and entertainment.

 

PARTY GRAS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers are needed to help make Party Gras a success!  Click on the link http://signup.com/login/entry/187007203625882046 to see what days and times are available.  This is a great opportunity to finish up your volunteer hours before the financial assistance deadline of March 31.

 

Calling all 4th, 5th & 6th Grade Girls

Wildcat Volleyball season begins March 1st – Practice is held on Monday and Wednesday.  Sign-up deadline is 2/23.  Registration fee-$70.   Diocesan Athletic Interscholastic Program Registration physical form required. Physical and Sign-up forms available in the office.  Contact Coach Shannon Smith 615-308-6501  sjs2499@comcast.net

 

2018-2019 ENROLLMENT

Open enrollment begins for new students on February 1.  Registration fee for new and returning students is $100 per child.  If you have misplaced your 2018-2019 enrollment contract, please contact the school office.

 

TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

Any families who wish to apply for tuition assistance for the 2018-2019 school year should complete the application on TADS.com by March 31, 2018.  Families who wish to be considered for assistance must have completed the re-registration/application process.

 

VOLUNTEER HOURS NEEDED?? – BASKETBALL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

St. John Vianney is hosting basketball games, February 17th.  We need volunteers for concessions and admissions.  Donations of concession items = volunteer hours. Call Kathy King 615-230-7048   Please contact Mr. Andy Timko at andy.timko@saintjohnvianney.org if you are available/interested in volunteering or donating. http://signup.com/go/upmkcHc   Thank you!

 

ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN

Thank you to those who have responded to the inaugural SJV Annual Giving Campaign, either with prayers or financial donations.  If you have not yet considered contributing to this cause, please know that both prayers and monetary gifts are appreciated.  No gift is too small.

 

SJV WILDCAT 5K

The 5th Annual SJV Wildcat 5K is coming up on April 7, 2018!  T-shirts sponsors are still needed.  Race registration is also open at http://www.active.com/gallatin-tn/running/sjv-wildcat-5k-2018 or pick up a registration form in the school office.  If you have questions, please contact Race Director Jennifer McCormick at 230-7048.

 

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 https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards and designate SJV using code 89457.  Kroger will donate a percentage of your purchase to SJV, at no cost to you.

 

PUBLIX PARTNERS REWARDS

Don’t forget to have your Publix Partner reward card scanned at the checkout.  You will be supporting SJV with every purchase you make.  No registering online, present your card to the cashier and SJV will be earning $$$.  Stop by the office and ask Kathy for a card.

 

 

 

WAY TO GO WILDCATS

 

Our Forensics team participated at St. Cecilia this past weekend, Scarlett Beasley won Best Actress, Sami Hill and Shealee Smith came in 2nd in Duet Acting, 2nd place was also awarded to Sami Hill, Scarlett Beasley, Olivia Simino, and Alexis Simino in a One Act Play.  Congratulations to our Forensics Team!!

Sinclair Morris competed in her first dance solo competition at the Bella Moxie Dance Convention in Bowling Green, KY.  Sinclair won a $500 Hollywood Summer Tour scholarship for an invitation-only professional development program for advanced dancers. Sinclair performed along with Emmy Award winning choreographers at the event held the past weekend. Sinclair has been in dance competitions since 1st grade.  Way to go Sinclair.  Congratulations on your scholarship!!

Congratulations Rebecca Kirkpatrick! The Sumner County 06 Girls Soccer Team is heading into their spring season ranked #1 in Tennessee, #10 regionally and #25 nationally.

 

 

NEW SJV SPIRIT WEAR IN OFFICE!

Have you seen our new Wildcat merchandise??  We have a new design and variety of sizes in stock. Wear our new hoodies and t-shirts with the latest Wildcat swoosh design to SJV athletic events and all around town to show your SJV pride.  Available in various youth and adult sizes. We have acrylic tumblers w/straw, stainless steel travel mugs, shopping totes, car flags, license plate frames – all with our Wildcat design.  Stop by the office and see our new display.  SJV and Wildcat stickers for your vehicle are always available in the office.

 

 

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

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 kathy.king@saintjohnvianney.org to be included in a future newsletter.

 

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE DIOCESE/COMMUNITY

 

POPE JOHN PAUL II HIGH SCHOOL PROUDLY PRESENTS OUR SWEET SIXTEEN GALA – Hutton Hotel, Saturday, February 3, 2018, 5:30pm.
Join us as we celebrate our Sweet Sixteenth at our annual Gala and Live Auction! The event will be held at the Hutton Hotel on Friday, February 3 at 7 p.m. Tickets sold out quickly last year, so make sure to purchase your tickets as soon as possible! For more information, please contact JoLind Weaver, Donor Relations Officer, at jolind.weaver@jp2hs.org.

Community Knight (February 9), 5:45 p.m., JPII, 117 Caldwell Dr., Hendersonville. Prospective elementary and middle school students and parents are invited. Hot dog bar, admission to our Chili Cook-Off, men’s and women’s basketball games. RSVP: admissions@jp2hs.org.

Catholic Business League February Breakfast — Father Ryan President Jim McIntyre, John Paul II Headmaster Mike Deely, and Saint Cecilia Principal Sister Anne Catherine, O.P., will be the featured speakers for a panel discussion focusing on Catholic education at the Catholic Business League’s monthly breakfast on Thursday, February 8.  The event will begin at 7:30 in the Fleming Center at the Cathedral, with Mass at 7:00 a.m.  More information is available at www.catholicbusinessleague.org

 

Father Ryan Spring Football Camps.   The Father Ryan Football coaches will be hosting two camps this spring for current 6th-8th graders.  The one-day camps will take place on March 4 and April 15 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in Giacosa Stadium at Father Ryan.  For more information on the camps, visit fatherryan.org/middleschoolfootballcamps

 

Free Football Mini-Camp for 6-8th graders (January 28), 3-5 p.m., JPII High School, 117 Caldwell Dr., Hendersonville. Led by JPII Head Coach, former NFL and Vanderbilt lineman, Justin Geisinger. Learn techniques, drills and more. Defensive Skills (LB/DB) Camp (Jan. 28). Info/registration: brian.sneed@jp2hs.org.

The Father Ryan Girls Basketball coaches are hosting the 3rd Annual Irish Girls Basketball League this spring at Father Ryan.  The league is open to all players from 5th grade through 8th grade.  Tryouts will take place on March 6th and 8th, with the league running through May.   More information is available at www.fatherryan.org/athletics or you can contact Jennifer Archie at archiej@fatherryan.org

 

Father Ryan’s 39th Legacy Gala

The 2018 Father Ryan Legacy Gala will honor “90 Years of the Performing Arts” at the school, with a special salute to Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair Kelli McClendon and all the Teaching Artists at Father Ryan.  The Gala will take place on February 3 at the Omni Nashville Hotel.  For more information and to reserve your ticket for the 39th Legacy Gala, visit fatherryan.org/gala.

St. Cecilia Academy Rose Gala (March 3), Hutton Hotel, Nashville. Dinner, dancing, live music from the 12 South Band. Info/tickets: fayd@stcecilia.edu or 615-383-3230.

Camp Marymount Open House-Sunday, March 25th  11am-2pm, Please join us for our Open House event.  This will be a great opportunity for you to visit the camp and explore the ground.  We will have a short presentation and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.  Feel free to bring the family or a friend who might be interested in sending their child to camp.

 

 

SJV EMAIL DIRECTORY

Jennifer McCormick:  jennifer.mccormick@saintjohnvianney.org

Kathy King:  Kathy.king@saintjohnvianney.org

Amanda Pokracki:  Amanda.pokracki@saintjohnvianney.org

Erin Thompson:  erin.thompson@saintjohnvianney.org

Rita Antone:  rita.antone@saintjohnvianney.org

Adrianna Wright:  adrianna.wright@saintjohnvianney.org

Cindy Nardini:  cindy.nardini@saintjohnvianney.org

Sheila Ferrell:  sheila.ferrell@saintjohnvianney.org

Toney Horton:  toney.horton@saintjohnvianney.org

Kreslyn Ruckman:  Kreslyn.ruckman@saintjohnvianney.org

Cynthia Roberts:  cynthia.roberts@saintjohnvianney.org

Andy Timko:  andy.timko@saintjohnvianney.org

Clay Dixon:  clay.dixon@saintjohnvianney.org

Susan Gerstner:  susan.gerstner@saintjohnvianney.org

 

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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