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Lenten Pretzels for Sale

Lenten Pretzels

Pretzels are traditional Lenten food because they don’t contain any of the ingredients that were forbidden during Lent. In the Middle Ages, pretzels were the food of the poor during Lent; now they’re a popular food. Their shape reminds us of praying arms. In fact, the word pretzel comes from a Latin word meaning folded arms.

Third grade will be incorporating this Lenten practice into our classroom. The students will be making pretzels to sell to students during snack time.

What: Third Grade is selling Pretzels

When: March 15, 2017

Where: SJV

How Much: $0.50/pretzel or 3/$1.00

Proceeds: Catholic Charities Refugee Program

For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you took Me in, I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you visited Me.’…


Peter Pan, the “Almost” Musical

Just want to give a big shout out to my first graders to BREAK A LEG in tonight’s show!

I know you will be awesome, and I can’t wait to see you perform!

  • Miller Campbell as… Captain Hook’s Pirate
  • Alexis Cook as…Brave Oak
  • Sophia Gentry as…Brave Pine
  • Bax Hill as…A Lost Boy
  • Camilla Rausch as…Brave Shrub
  • Jonah Zimmerman as…John Darling

I am so very proud of all of you, and I know the talent God gave you will shine brighter than a spotlight!

Indoor Recess

With unpredictable weather, recess can be a challenge.  SJV students in 1st-4th grade got grooving and moving  with GoNoodle!



STEM Day with Austin Peay University

Austin Peay University joined SJV today for our STEM field day.  The upper elementary grades discovered the importance of STEM to run a cookie business. The students had to use their science expertise to explain how objects float in order to engineer a boat to float from the start of the Mississippi River in MN all the way to NOLA to deliver delicious cookies.  In small groups, the students used a budget, graph paper, and experience to design and build a boat.  Then the students tested out their boats!  The winning group’s boat held 47 cookies. Fun was had by all!


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Read below to see all the great activities we have planned to celebrate Catholic Schools’ Week…

Monday (1/29) Student Appreciation Day:

  • STEM workshop!
  • No Homework!
  • Extra Recess!
  • Out of Uniform!

Tuesday (1/30) Parent Appreciation Day:

  • Muffins in the morning!
  • No Homework!

Wednesday (2/1) St. John Vianney Day:

  • Bishop’s Mass at CPC 10:00 a.m.

Thursday (2/2) Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day:

  • Faculty/Staff breakfast @8a.m.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings’ Spirit Night (Gallatin location).

Friday (2/3) Grandparents’ Day:

  • Mass @8a.m.
  • Program in gym following Mass.
  • Grandparents and students return to classrooms for donuts and juice!
  • 11:30 dismissal!