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Newsletter May 24th

St. John Vianney Catholic School

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

 

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

 

 

May 24 through May 26, 2017

 

Letter from the Principal
Dear SJV Families:

 

I find it hard to believe that the school year is complete!  We celebrated 8th grade graduation last night, and as always, the event reminded me of what a special family we have here at SJV.  The faculty, staff, and I wish all of our graduates much continued success in high school and beyond, and cannot wait to see all the many things they accomplish in the future.

 

We will celebrate our Pre-K through 7th grade students on our last day of school, this Friday, May 26.  Our day begins with mass at 8 am, which is immediately followed by an awards ceremony.  All families are invited to join us for this special day.  Following awards, students will enjoy end-of-the-year parties and activities prior to dismissal at 11:30 am.

 

We look forward to seeing you at end-of-the-year parent-teacher conferences on June 1.  If you haven’t already signed up to meet with your child’s homeroom teacher, please do so at the link in the newsletter below.  If you are unable to attend, items distributed at conferences will be available for pick up in the school office starting on Tuesday, June 6 at 9am.

 

I thank you all for sharing your children with us here at SJV this year.  We are honored to partner with you in your child’s education, and look forward to working with you again next year.  I pray you have a relaxing summer full of family time.  Look for continued SJV updates in your email throughout the summer, and remember that the office is open from 9 am – 2 pm on Tuesday and Thursday.   Happy summer!

 

God bless,

Jennifer McCormick

Principal

 

 

NEWS FOR THE WEEK:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

5/24       Wheels in Motion

5/25       Last day to order 2016-2017 Yearbook

5/26       Last Day of School 11:30 dismissal

No Aftercare

6/1         Parent Teacher Conferences     

6/5         Summer Office Hours begin (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am-2pm)

7/18       Mandatory Registration for ALL Students (last names A-L) from 9am – 2pm

7/20       Mandatory Registration for ALL Students (last names M-Z) from 9am – 2pm

7/25       Make up registration day (last names A-Z) from 9am – 2pm

 

 

LAST CALL – JUNE 1 PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE SIGN UP   All families are invited to schedule a parent teacher conference with the homeroom teacher(s) of their student(s) on June 1, 2017.  During these conferences, teachers will discuss each child’s progress for the year, explain ITBS testing results (K-8), distribute final report cards, and provide summer reading lists as well as supply lists for next year.  Parents who do not attend a conference on June 1 can pick up this information in the school office during summer office hours (Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9am-2pm) starting June 6.  These items cannot be provided earlier for those who do not wish to attend a conference.  Please note:  The sign up link will be locked at 8:00 am on Thursday, May 25 so that schedules can be finalized for teachers.

 

This year, we are using signup.com to allow parents to schedule their own conference times. 

 

Please click the following link to get started:  http://signup.com/go/FdJjOiZ

 

  1. Scroll through the appointments to locate the teacher and time slot you would like to sign up for, and click on the orange button that says, “Sign Up!”
  2. Enter your email address on the next screen, and your name and telephone number on the final screen.
  3. Click save, and your appointment will be set. Repeat this process to set up a meeting with each of your children’s teachers, if you have more than one child at SJV.

 

Please call the office if you have any questions about this process.  We look forward to seeing you on June 1!

 

TOMORROW IS PREDS DAY AT SJV!!  In appreciation of our $3,000 Nashville Predators Foundation grant, and in celebration of the Predators win last night, advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals, we are declaring Thursday, May 25 Nashville Predators Day at SJV.  Students may wear a gold shirt with either uniform khaki shorts or blue jeans, and tennis shoes.  Examples of a gold shirt could be an SJV PE shirt, the 2017 SJV Wildcat 5K shirt, or if you already have a gold Predators’ jersey or t-shirt, students could wear that.  (It is not necessary to go out and buy something new.)  We are thankful to the Nashville Predators for their generous support of our school and look forward to cheering them on in their pursuit of the Stanley Cup!

 

NEW UNIFORM PROVIDER As announced earlier this year, we will have a new exclusive uniform provider, Parker School Uniforms, effective June 1.  As of this date, all new uniforms must be purchased through Parker, either online at www.parkersu.com, or at their store conveniently located in Rivergate at 2021 Gallatin Pike North.  Please remember that all Dennis Uniform items which are still in good condition are grandfathered in and approved for students to wear next year; however, those items that are excessively faded, torn, stained, etc. should no longer be worn.  The uniform program is not changing, just the uniform provider.

 

EXTENDED CARE PROGRAM 2017-2018   We are currently accepting applications for an aftercare supervisor for the 2017-2018 school year.  Mrs. Mitchell is going back to school and the work schedule conflicts with her school schedule.  We are thankful to Mrs. Mitchell for her work this year.  The position hours are 3:30 pm to no later than 6:00 pm on all full days of school, and the pay rate is $8.25/hour.  Interested applicants should contact Mrs. McCormick.

 

Unfortunately, we will not be continuing the Before Care program for the 2017-2018 school year.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

FACULTY NEWS   Mrs. Kernell informed us last week that she will not be returning to SJV next fall.  We are thankful to her for her hard work the past few years and wish her continued success in future endeavors.  We are looking for one additional full-time middle school teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.  This individual must hold a valid Tennessee Teaching License, and be qualified to teach 5th through 8th grade religion.   Interested candidates should email Mrs. McCormick with a cover letter and resume.

 

LOST AND FOUND   There are many items in the lost and found in the school office.  We encourage students and parents to check in the office to make sure nothing in the lost and found belongs to you.  Please be aware that the lost and found will be cleaned out after conferences on June 1, and all items will be discarded or donated.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!   Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be from 9am – 2pm on Tuesday, July 18 (last names A-L) and Tuesday, July 20 (last names M-Z).  All families, both new and returning, must attend registration to verify information for the upcoming school year, buy lunch tickets, sign up for the aftercare program, purchase from the uniform consignment closet, and find out more about CIA events and fundraisers and sports/extracurricular activities.  If you are unable to attend on your scheduled day, the make-up registration date is Tuesday, July 25 from 9am – 2pm.

 

WAY TO GO WILDCATS

 

Congratulations Matthew Staley, 2017 JP2 graduate (SJV Class of 2013) on receiving the Bishop Kmiec Award from Pope John Paul II High School.  The award is given to a deserving student who truly represents the mission of JP2.

 

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.

 

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.  During the last cycle (12/1/16 to 2/28/17), SJV had 55 households participate, which generated a donation from Kroger to SJV in the amount of $655.10.

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE DIOCESE/COMMUNITY

 

Girl Scout Sign-Ups!

Girl Scout Troop 281 would like to invite rising 4th – 8th grade girls to join our troop next fall. Girls meet on Saturdays once a month at Mrs. Kirkpatrick’s home and participate in various Girl Scout events across middle Tennessee. Girls will encounter a variety of fun and challenging activities, like earning badges, selling cookies, going on exciting trips, exploring the outdoors and doing community service projects.

Please contact Jennifer Kirkpatrick at jkirkpatrick@genesco.com or 615-476-9334 for additional details

 

Camp Marymount Registration for 2017 Summer Camp is now open. Visit www.campmarymount.com to apply. Info: 615-7699-0410 or www.campmarymount.com.

Request the Camp Marymount newsletter:  monitor@campmarymount.com.

Catholic United for the Arts, a new group for Catholic artists and entertainers in the Diocese of Nashville to support one another spiritually. Please come if you are 18 or older and involved in arts and entertainment in any way: actors, musicians, dancers, photographers, painters, videographers, etc. Monthly meetings consist of Prayer for Artists, a brief spiritual meditation, discussion, and optional social gathering. First meeting (June 12), 7-8:30 p.m., Buddeke House, across from Church of the Assumption, 1226 7th Ave. N., Nashville. Info: CatholicsUnitedForTheArts@gmail.com.

NASHVILLE CATHOLIC BUSINESS WOMEN’S LEAGUE: 

http://www.ncbwl.org/

Nashville Catholic Business Women’s League Meeting (June 21), 5:30 p.m., University Club, Nashville. Speaker: John Krenson, CEO of Operation Stand Down Tennessee. Networking 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. ($35). RSVP by noon June 19 on http://www.ncbwl.org/ or Kathy.langan@comcast.net or 615-646-4155.

 

St. John Vianney Church Summer Fun!

Totus Tuus, a summer youth program, is being held at St. John Vianney Church June 25-30, 2017.   For grade school students (grades 1-6) the program runs Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  For junior high and high school youth (grade 7-12) the program runs Sunday-Thursday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

 

Totus Tuus combines catechesis and having FUN!  The youthfulness and energy of the teaching team is contagious.  Come out and join us!

 

Cost is $20 per student or $60 per family.

 

Registration forms will be available in the church and school office beginning in March.

 

Camp JPII offers summer fun for kids age 5-18 the weeks of June 5-9th, June 12-16th, June 19-23rd, and June 26-30th. Camps run Monday-Friday in two sessions: 9 a.m.-noon and 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Before care, after care, and meal plans are available as well as the Pick Four Discount for those who sign up for four half-day camps. Info/registration: http://jp2hs.org/campus-life/extra-curricular-programs/camp-jpii/ or paul.saboe@jp2hs.org.

 

Catholic Charities’ Family Homelessness Initiative Program needs volunteers to support families transitioning into housing. Catholic Charities of TN’s Family Empowerment Program assists families at-risk of homelessness in Nashville achieve housing and financial stability through case management and building social support. We are in need of willing, compassionate volunteers to support our neighbors in their times of need. Many families have moved into homes without food or without the small necessities of everyday home life. Volunteers can make a drastic difference by delivering a meal or welcome basket to ensure that neighbors feel warm, supported, and stress-free upon moving into their new home. Info/to volunteer: jkenkel@cctenn.org.

Catholic Charities of Tennessee: http://www.cctenn.org/volunteer.cfm.

Room In The Inn: http://www.roomintheinn.org/volunteer or (615) 251-9791.

GraceWorks: http://graceworksministries.net/volunteer/ or volunteer@graceworksministries.net. Hope Clinic for Women: http://www.hopeclinicforwomen.org/volunteer/ or (615) 627-2790

Safe Haven: http://safehaven.org/news/newsletter/fall2014/volunteershfs/ .

 

 

SEARCH is a weekend retreat for rising juniors and seniors in the Diocese of Nashville. SEARCH uses peer-to-peer or “youth talking to youth” ministry to foster an environment of acceptance & encouragement. Our teen led teams provide an opportunity for the Holy Spirit to help us all grow closer to Jesus Christ. Check available dates and register online here at http://www.dioceseofnashville.com/cyo-search. Spots fill up quickly and most retreats sell out a month in advance! If you have any questions, please email Robert.strobel@dioceseofnashville.com.

Golden Tate Football Clinic – June 3, 2017

JPII Alum Golden Tate ’07 is coming home to host the first second annual Golden Tate Football Clinic (TFC) at JPII. The free TFC will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with an optional $25.00 plated luncheon to follow where Golden will be available to mingle with the guests. The lunch will wrap up at 1:00 p.m. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/golden-tate-2017-football-clinic-at-jpii-tickets-32953723474.

Camp St. Cecilia summer program for girls ages 4-17 is an oppor­tunity to have fun while learning. Campers experience St. Cecilia Academy’s academics, athletics, and fine arts programs and interact with faculty, students, coaches, alumnae, and parents. Info/registration: stcecilia.edu/camp or scacamp@stcecilia.edu or 615-293-1625.

 

Get artsy this summer at Camp St. Cecilia

Girls can explore the fine arts at Camp St. Cecilia this summer! Art camps include clay, mixed media, and much more. Girls can dance in a variety of dance camps. The budding actress can shine on the SCA stage in the theatre camp. If you love music, you can write songs in the songwriting camp or refine your singing voice in “Finding Your Voice.” To register and view a full listing of all camps, visit www.stcecilia.edu/camp or contact Camp Director Amie Pike at scacamp@stcecilia.edu .

 

Become a Red Cross certified babysitter at Camp St. Cecilia (June 26-28), 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Girls in grades 5-9 can learn first aid, infant and child CPR as well as, handling emergencies, and recognizing behaviors while babysitting. To register and view a full listing of all camps, visit www.stcecilia.edu/camp or scacamp@stcecilia.edu.

 

Father Ryan Summer Camps – sign up now!

Father Ryan is offering a wide range of sports, drama and art programs on the campus for rising K through 12th graders. Register now. Visit online at www.fatherryan.org/camps and make your summer plans today.

10th Annual Lou Graham Alumni Golf Tournament.

Father Ryan’s Lou Graham Alumni Tournament takes place on Friday, June 2, on a new course–Gaylord Springs Golf Links–to celebrate its 10th year.  You and your golfing friends can enjoy the course and raise funds for Tuition Assistance at Father Ryan by signing up now at www.fatherryan.org/golf.  It’s the start to a big Reunion Weekend at Father Ryan.

 

SJV EMAIL DIRECTORY

Jennifer McCormick:  jennifer.mccormick@saintjohnvianney.org

Kathy King:  Kathy.king@saintjohnvianney.org

Julie Schaefer:  julie.schaefer@saintjohnvianney.org

Erin Thompson:  erin.thompson@saintjohnvianney.org

Rita Antone:  rita.antone@saintjohnvianney.org

Adrianna Wright:  adrianna.wright@saintjohnvianney.org

Carly Woodfin:  carly.woodfin@saintjohnvianney.org

Sheila Ferrell:  sheila.ferrell@saintjohnvianney.org

Gregory McCord:  gregory.mccord@saintjohnvianney.org

Lori Hamlett: lori.hamlett@saintjohnvianney.org

Cynthia Roberts:  cynthia.roberts@saintjohnvianney.org

Casey Raybourne: casey.raybourne@saintjohnvianney.org

Margarett Kernell:  margarett.kernell@saintjohnvianney.org

Clay Dixon:  clay.dixon@saintjohnvianney.org

Bernie Vaughn:  bernie.vaughn@saintjohnvianney.org

Susan Gerstner:  susan.gerstner@saintjohnvianney.org

 

If possible, on your part, live at peace with all.

-Romans 12:18

 

May 17th Newsletter

St. John Vianney Catholic School

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

 

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

 

 

May 17th  through May 24, 2017

 

Letter from the Principal

 

Dear SJV Families:

 

I am excited and honored to announce that SJV was voted “Best Private School” in Sumner County in the Main Street Media awards for the second year in a row.  This year, we also won “Best Middle School,” and “Best Preschool,” and were finalists in the “Best Elementary School,” “Best Principal,” and “Best Teacher” categories.  Both Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Roberts were finalists in the “Best Teacher” category, so according to the readers of the Main Street Media publications, two of the best three teachers in Sumner County teach right here at SJV.  We are blessed to have your love and support and will continue to strive to be the best partners with you in the education of your children.

 

As the close of the school year draws near, we celebrate many special days, including tomorrow as our 8th graders join us for all-school mass one final time.  Our annual “Light of Leadership” tradition is one that I have always loved, and I invite all of you to come to mass and the ceremony at 10:00 am tomorrow, when the 8th grade students will pass the “light of leadership” to the 7th grade.  It is a tradition that has always touched my heart, even in the early days of SJV when I was just the mother of a kindergartener and didn’t know the 7th and 8th grade students who were participating.  If your schedule allows, I truly hope you will join us for this special day.

 

Have a blessed week!

 

God bless,

Jennifer McCormick

Principal

 

 

NEWS FOR THE WEEK:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

5/17       Wildcat Wednesday

Spelling Bee/Math Bee 2:15 pm

5/18       Light of Leadership Mass

5/19       Confession (2nd Gr)

5/20       First Holy Communion 4:30 Mass

5/22       Graduation Practice

5/23       2nd Gr Field Trip

8th Gr Graduation 7 pm

5/24       Wheels in Motion

5/26       Last Day of School 11:30 dismissal

No Aftercare

6/1         Parent Teacher Conferences     

6/5         Summer Office Hours begin (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am-2pm)

 

 

JUNE 1 PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES   All families are invited to schedule a parent teacher conference with the homeroom teacher(s) of their student(s) on June 1, 2017.  During these conferences, teachers will discuss each child’s progress for the year, explain ITBS testing results (K-8), distribute final report cards, and provide summer reading lists as well as supply lists for next year.  Parents who do not attend a conference on June 1 can pick up this information in the school office during summer office hours (Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9am-2pm) starting June 6.  These items cannot be provided earlier for those who do not wish to attend a conference.

 

This year, we are using signup.com to allow parents to schedule their own conference times. 

 

Please click the following link to get started:  http://signup.com/go/FdJjOiZ

 

  1. Scroll through the appointments to locate the teacher and time slot you would like to sign up for, and click on the orange button that says, “Sign Up!”
  2. Enter your email address on the next screen, and your name and telephone number on the final screen.
  3. Click save, and your appointment will be set. Repeat this process to set up a meeting with each of your children’s teachers, if you have more than one child at SJV.

 

Please call the office if you have any questions about this process.  We look forward to seeing you on June 1!

 

Congratulations to Carly Woodfin (SJV 3rd Grade Teacher) who was nominated by the Miller Family in a Mister Car Wash grant of $500 for St. John Vianney School.  She won a year’s worth of car washes and a $500 classroom grant.  Thank you Miller family for your dedication to SJV and nominating Mrs. Woodfin.

“We are beyond excited for you! It goes without saying that we believe you are an amazing teacher and we count ourselves as blessed to have had you as Ryan’s first experience at St. John Vianney”. Mrs. Vivien Miller

Mrs. Woodfin would like to say “Saint John Vianney inspires teachers and students to make extraordinary differences in our community by doing ordinary acts of service.  I am grateful to serve with a team that enriches this experience”.

 

 

WAY TO GO WILDCATS

Congratulations 8th grade class of 2017!!!

Nolan Beasley, Henry Hutt, Zeyna Krampotich, Matthew McAllister, Dallas Mitchell, Benjamin Raybourne, Evan Roek, Noah Wehby and Alex West. All the best to these fine students and their future endeavors in high school.   The graduation Mass will be held Tuesday, May 23rd at 7pm.

 

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.

 

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.  During the last cycle (12/1/16 to 2/28/17), SJV had 55 households participate, which generated a donation from Kroger to SJV in the amount of $655.10.

 

CIA (Community in Action): 

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE DIOCESE/COMMUNITY

 

Girl Scout Sign-Ups!

Girl Scout Troop 281 would like to invite rising 4th – 8th grade girls to join our troop next fall. Girls meet on Saturdays once a month at Mrs. Kirkpatrick’s home and participate in various Girl Scout events across middle Tennessee. Girls will encounter a variety of fun and challenging activities, like earning badges, selling cookies, going on exciting trips, exploring the outdoors and doing community service projects.

Please contact Jennifer Kirkpatrick at jkirkpatrick@genesco.com or 615-476-9334 for additional details

 

 

 “A Response to 13 Reasons Why: How am I affected by this series?”

Hosted by Catholic Charities

When: May 23rd 2017

Time:   6:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: St. Edward Church and School (Cafeteria), 190 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37211

Who: Parents, students (middle/high school), and educators

“13 Reasons Why” is a NetFlix series that contains mature themes and is raising some concerns by viewers of all ages as well as by many professionals in the counseling field. On May 23rd, Catholic Charities will host a conversation at St. Edward Church and School to facilitate conversation about the series.  We will discuss this series and the impact it may have on students who are watching it. We will also help explore ways to answer questions that may arise from this series.

In addition, we will facilitate a separate discussion with any students who have watched this series and want a place where they can share their responses and questions as a result.

If you and/or your family are interested in participating in this conversation, please R.S.V.P. to Scott Gubala – sgubala@cctenn.org or 615-760-4428

 

Camp Marymount Registration for 2017 Summer Camp is now open. Visit www.campmarymount.com to apply. Info: 615-7699-0410 or www.campmarymount.com.

Request the Camp Marymount newsletter:  monitor@campmarymount.com.

 

 

St. John Vianney Church Summer Fun!

Totus Tuus, a summer youth program, is being held at St. John Vianney Church June 25-30, 2017.   For grade school students (grades 1-6) the program runs Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  For junior high and high school youth (grade 7-12) the program runs Sunday-Thursday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

 

Totus Tuus combines catechesis and having FUN!  The youthfulness and energy of the teaching team is contagious.  Come out and join us!

 

Cost is $20 per student or $60 per family.

 

Registration forms will be available in the church and school office beginning in March.

 

Camp JPII offers summer fun for kids age 5-18 the weeks of June 5-9th, June 12-16th, June 19-23rd, and June 26-30th. Camps run Monday-Friday in two sessions: 9 a.m.-noon and 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Before care, after care, and meal plans are available as well as the Pick Four Discount for those who sign up for four half-day camps. Info/registration: http://jp2hs.org/campus-life/extra-curricular-programs/camp-jpii/ or paul.saboe@jp2hs.org.

 

Catholic Charities’ Family Homelessness Initiative Program needs volunteers to support families transitioning into housing. Catholic Charities of TN’s Family Empowerment Program assists families at-risk of homelessness in Nashville achieve housing and financial stability through case management and building social support. We are in need of willing, compassionate volunteers to support our neighbors in their times of need. Many families have moved into homes without food or without the small necessities of everyday home life. Volunteers can make a drastic difference by delivering a meal or welcome basket to ensure that neighbors feel warm, supported, and stress-free upon moving into their new home. Info/to volunteer: jkenkel@cctenn.org.

Catholic Charities of Tennessee: http://www.cctenn.org/volunteer.cfm.

Room In The Inn: http://www.roomintheinn.org/volunteer or (615) 251-9791.

GraceWorks: http://graceworksministries.net/volunteer/ or volunteer@graceworksministries.net. Hope Clinic for Women: http://www.hopeclinicforwomen.org/volunteer/ or (615) 627-2790

Safe Haven: http://safehaven.org/news/newsletter/fall2014/volunteershfs/ .

 

 

SEARCH is a weekend retreat for rising juniors and seniors in the Diocese of Nashville. SEARCH uses peer-to-peer or “youth talking to youth” ministry to foster an environment of acceptance & encouragement. Our teen led teams provide an opportunity for the Holy Spirit to help us all grow closer to Jesus Christ. Check available dates and register online here at http://www.dioceseofnashville.com/cyo-search. Spots fill up quickly and most retreats sell out a month in advance! If you have any questions, please email Robert.strobel@dioceseofnashville.com.

 

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Golden Tate Football Clinic – June 3, 2017

JPII Alum Golden Tate ’07 is coming home to host the first second annual Golden Tate Football Clinic (TFC) at JPII. The free TFC will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with an optional $25.00 plated luncheon to follow where Golden will be available to mingle with the guests. The lunch will wrap up at 1:00 p.m. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/golden-tate-2017-football-clinic-at-jpii-tickets-32953723474.

Camp St. Cecilia summer program for girls ages 4-17 is an oppor­tunity to have fun while learning. Campers experience St. Cecilia Academy’s academics, athletics, and fine arts programs and interact with faculty, students, coaches, alumnae, and parents. Info/registration: stcecilia.edu/camp or scacamp@stcecilia.edu or 615-293-1625.

 

Get artsy this summer at Camp St. Cecilia

Girls can explore the fine arts at Camp St. Cecilia this summer! Art camps include clay, mixed media, and much more. Girls can dance in a variety of dance camps. The budding actress can shine on the SCA stage in the theatre camp. If you love music, you can write songs in the songwriting camp or refine your singing voice in “Finding Your Voice.” To register and view a full listing of all camps, visit www.stcecilia.edu/camp or contact Camp Director Amie Pike at scacamp@stcecilia.edu .

 

Become a Red Cross certified babysitter at Camp St. Cecilia (June 26-28), 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Girls in grades 5-9 can learn first aid, infant and child CPR as well as, handling emergencies, and recognizing behaviors while babysitting. To register and view a full listing of all camps, visit www.stcecilia.edu/camp or scacamp@stcecilia.edu.

 

 

Father Ryan Summer Camps – sign up now!

Father Ryan is offering a wide range of sports, drama and art programs on the campus for rising K through 12th graders. Register now. Visit online at www.fatherryan.org/camps and make your summer plans today.

10th Annual Lou Graham Alumni Golf Tournament.

Father Ryan’s Lou Graham Alumni Tournament takes place on Friday, June 2, on a new course–Gaylord Springs Golf Links–to celebrate its 10th year.  You and your golfing friends can enjoy the course and raise funds for Tuition Assistance at Father Ryan by signing up now at www.fatherryan.org/golf.  It’s the start to a big Reunion Weekend at Father Ryan.

 

SJV EMAIL DIRECTORY

Jennifer McCormick:  jennifer.mccormick@saintjohnvianney.org

Kathy King:  Kathy.king@saintjohnvianney.org

Julie Schaefer:  julie.schaefer@saintjohnvianney.org

Erin Thompson:  erin.thompson@saintjohnvianney.org

Rita Antone:  rita.antone@saintjohnvianney.org

Adrianna Wright:  adrianna.wright@saintjohnvianney.org

Carly Woodfin:  carly.woodfin@saintjohnvianney.org

Sheila Ferrell:  sheila.ferrell@saintjohnvianney.org

Gregory McCord:  gregory.mccord@saintjohnvianney.org

Lori Hamlett: lori.hamlett@saintjohnvianney.org

Cynthia Roberts:  cynthia.roberts@saintjohnvianney.org

Casey Raybourne: casey.raybourne@saintjohnvianney.org

Margarett Kernell:  margarett.kernell@saintjohnvianney.org

Clay Dixon:  clay.dixon@saintjohnvianney.org

Bernie Vaughn:  bernie.vaughn@saintjohnvianney.org

Susan Gerstner:  susan.gerstner@saintjohnvianney.org

 

If possible, on your part, live at peace with all.

-Romans 12:18

 

 

 

May 10th Newsletter

St. John Vianney Catholic School

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

 

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

 

 

May 10th  through May 16, 2017

 

Letter from the Principal

 

Dear SJV Families:

 

The school year is winding down quickly now, and though you may be anxiously awaiting your summer vacation, we are hard at work planning for the 2017-2018 school year.  We will be celebrating our 15th school year next year, and are excited about new opportunities that lie ahead for St. John Vianney.  Our final CIA meeting of the year, next Monday, May 15, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm, will give us an opportunity to plan events for next year.  Many parent ideas were submitted for discussion, and they are attached to this email for you to review prior to the meeting.  I hope to see many of you there to share your thoughts on how we can make SJV’s 15th year its best one yet!

 

Also looking forward to next year, I am pleased to announce one of our new faculty members.  Mr. Andrew Timko will be joining us to teach middle school social studies, PE, to be our Athletic Director, and the 8th grade homeroom teacher.  He and his wife have a 17 month old daughter, and will be relocating to Tennessee from Ohio.  Andrew has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Youngstown State University, where he also played on the men’s basketball team.  He has taught social studies in both middle and high school, and has coached basketball at the high school level for six seasons.  He has additionally worked as a basketball camp instructor with students as young as 1st grade.  Andrew attended Catholic schools himself, and is excited to have the opportunity to join the SJV family in a position so uniquely tailored to two of his biggest areas of expertise, social studies and athletics.  Father Gideon, Mrs. Roberts and I were very impressed with his enthusiasm for education, his dedication to teaching and coaching, as well as his ability to integrate technology into the classroom.  We look forward to his arrival and know that you will welcome him into our community.

 

Have a wonderful week!  Thank you for the many ways you love and support SJV!

 

God bless,

Jennifer McCormick

Principal

 

NEWS FOR THE WEEK:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

5/11       Athletic Banquet 6pm

5/12       Field Trip (Kindergarten)

5/15       CIA – 6pm (4th grade host)

5/17       Wildcat Wednesday

Spelling Bee/Math Bee 2:15 pm

5/18       Light of Leadership Mass

5/19       Confession (2nd Gr)

5/20       First Holy Communion 4:30 Mass

5/22       Graduation Practice

5/23       2nd Gr Field Trip

8th Gr Graduation 7 pm

5/24       Wheels in Motion

5/26       Last Day of School 11:30 dismissal

No Aftercare

6/1         Parent Teacher Conferences     

6/5         Summer Office Hours begin (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am-2pm)

 

 

JUNE 1 PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES   All families are invited to schedule a parent teacher conference with the homeroom teacher(s) of their student(s) on June 1, 2017.  During these conferences, teachers will discuss each child’s progress for the year, explain ITBS testing results (K-8), distribute final report cards, and provide summer reading lists as well as supply lists for next year.  Parents who do not attend a conference on June 1 can pick up this information in the school office during summer office hours (Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9am-2pm) starting June 6.  These items cannot be provided earlier for those who do not wish to attend a conference.

 

This year, we are using signup.com to allow parents to schedule their own conference times. 

 

Please click the following link to get started:  http://signup.com/go/FdJjOiZ

 

  1. Scroll through the appointments to locate the teacher and time slot you would like to sign up for, and click on the orange button that says, “Sign Up!”
  2. Enter your email address on the next screen, and your name and telephone number on the final screen.
  3. Click save, and your appointment will be set. Repeat this process to set up a meeting with each of your children’s teachers, if you have more than one child at SJV.

 

Please call the office if you have any questions about this process.  We look forward to seeing you on June 1!

 

WAY TO GO WILDCATS

 

Congratulations to St. Cecilia Academy Senior Corinne Wehby (SJV alum ’13).  Corinne is an AP Scholar with honors, ACT Perfect Score in English and Reading, National Honor Society, Four Year Honor Roll, 2016-17 All-Year Principal’s List, Outstanding Performance Award in Social Sciences-AP Psychology.  Way to go Corinne!

Congratulations to St. Cecilia Academy Senior Emily Gautsch (SJV alum ’13) for the Dominican Cross Award.  Way to go Emily!

Congratulations to St. Cecilia Academy Sophomore Claire Wehby (SJV alum ’15) 2016-17 All-Year Honor Roll.  Way to go Claire!

 

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.

 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR SCHEDULE

Student Service Council (5-8) – Council meets twice a month during middle school recess

Junior Science Olympiad (1-5): (1st and 3rd Tue of each month) May 17th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Volleyball Practice (4-6):  Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 – 5:00 pm

 

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.  During the last cycle (12/1/16 to 2/28/17), SJV had 55 households participate, which generated a donation from Kroger to SJV in the amount of $655.10.

 

CIA (Community in Action): 

Our next CIA meeting is Monday, May 15th at 6:00 pm with a presentation by our 4th grade students to get the meeting started.    All SJV families are welcome and encouraged to attend to find out what’s going on with our CIA activities and fundraisers this year and earn an hour of volunteer time!  Meetings never last more than one hour and are a great way to find out about school events and get to know other families.  See you there!
NEWS FROM AROUND THE DIOCESE/COMMUNITY

 

 

 “A Response to 13 Reasons Why: How am I affected by this series?”

Hosted by Catholic Charities

When: May 23rd 2017

Time:   6:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: St. Edward Church and School (Cafeteria), 190 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37211

Who: Parents, students (middle/high school), and educators

“13 Reasons Why” is a NetFlix series that contains mature themes and is raising some concerns by viewers of all ages as well as by many professionals in the counseling field. On May 23rd, Catholic Charities will host a conversation at St. Edward Church and School to facilitate conversation about the series.  We will discuss this series and the impact it may have on students who are watching it. We will also help explore ways to answer questions that may arise from this series.

In addition, we will facilitate a separate discussion with any students who have watched this series and want a place where they can share their responses and questions as a result.

If you and/or your family are interested in participating in this conversation, please R.S.V.P. to Scott Gubala – sgubala@cctenn.org or 615-760-4428

 

Nashville Catholic Business Women’s League

Membership Reception (May 10), 6-8 p.m., home of NCBWL Board member. Fr. Kevin McGoldrick will be performing live music (www.kevinmcgoldrickmusic.com). Admission is free. Please bring an Appetizer or a bottle of wine and a guest. Info: www.ncbwl.org. Go to Calendar & Events to Submit RSVP for address and more information. RSVP by Noon, May 8: Kathy.langan@comcast.net or www.ncbwl.org

 

Catholic Business League Breakfast Meeting May 11.

Dr. James O’Neill, Jr. MD will be the speaker at the Catholic Business League’s May Breakfast meeting. 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 NovaCopy. More information is available at www.catholicbusinessleague.org

 

Camp Marymount Registration for 2017 Summer Camp is now open. Visit www.campmarymount.com to apply. Info: 615-7699-0410 or www.campmarymount.com.

Request the Camp Marymount newsletter:  monitor@campmarymount.com.

 

 

St. John Vianney Church Summer Fun!

Totus Tuus, a summer youth program, is being held at St. John Vianney Church June 25-30, 2017.   For grade school students (grades 1-6) the program runs Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  For junior high and high school youth (grade 7-12) the program runs Sunday-Thursday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

 

Totus Tuus combines catechesis and having FUN!  The youthfulness and energy of the teaching team is contagious.  Come out and join us!

 

Cost is $20 per student or $60 per family.

 

Registration forms will be available in the church and school office beginning in March.

 

Camp JPII offers summer fun for kids age 5-18 the weeks of June 5-9th, June 12-16th, June 19-23rd, and June 26-30th. Camps run Monday-Friday in two sessions: 9 a.m.-noon and 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Before care, after care, and meal plans are available as well as the Pick Four Discount for those who sign up for four half-day camps. Info/registration: http://jp2hs.org/campus-life/extra-curricular-programs/camp-jpii/ or paul.saboe@jp2hs.org.

 

Catholic Charities’ Family Homelessness Initiative Program needs volunteers to support families transitioning into housing. Catholic Charities of TN’s Family Empowerment Program assists families at-risk of homelessness in Nashville achieve housing and financial stability through case management and building social support. We are in need of willing, compassionate volunteers to support our neighbors in their times of need. Many families have moved into homes without food or without the small necessities of everyday home life. Volunteers can make a drastic difference by delivering a meal or welcome basket to ensure that neighbors feel warm, supported, and stress-free upon moving into their new home. Info/to volunteer: jkenkel@cctenn.org.

Catholic Charities of Tennessee: http://www.cctenn.org/volunteer.cfm.

Room In The Inn: http://www.roomintheinn.org/volunteer or (615) 251-9791.

GraceWorks: http://graceworksministries.net/volunteer/ or volunteer@graceworksministries.net.

Hope Clinic for Women: http://www.hopeclinicforwomen.org/volunteer/ or (615) 627-2790.

Safe Haven: http://safehaven.org/news/newsletter/fall2014/volunteershfs/ .

 

Golden Tate Football Clinic – June 3, 2017

JPII Alum Golden Tate ’07 is coming home to host the first second annual Golden Tate Football Clinic (TFC) at JPII. The free TFC will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with an optional $25.00 plated luncheon to follow where Golden will be available to mingle with the guests. The lunch will wrap up at 1:00 p.m. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/golden-tate-2017-football-clinic-at-jpii-tickets-32953723474.

Camp St. Cecilia summer program for girls ages 4-17 is an oppor­tunity to have fun while learning. Campers experience St. Cecilia Academy’s academics, athletics, and fine arts programs and interact with faculty, students, coaches, alumnae, and parents. Info/registration: stcecilia.edu/camp or scacamp@stcecilia.edu or 615-293-1625.

 

Get artsy this summer at Camp St. Cecilia

Girls can explore the fine arts at Camp St. Cecilia this summer! Art camps include clay, mixed media, and much more. Girls can dance in a variety of dance camps. The budding actress can shine on the SCA stage in the theatre camp. If you love music, you can write songs in the songwriting camp or refine your singing voice in “Finding Your Voice.” To register and view a full listing of all camps, visit www.stcecilia.edu/camp or contact Camp Director Amie Pike at scacamp@stcecilia.edu .

 

Become a Red Cross certified babysitter at Camp St. Cecilia (June 26-28), 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Girls in grades 5-9 can learn first aid, infant and child CPR as well as, handling emergencies, and recognizing behaviors while babysitting. To register and view a full listing of all camps, visit www.stcecilia.edu/camp or scacamp@stcecilia.edu.

 

 

Father Ryan Summer Camps – sign up now!

Father Ryan is offering a wide range of sports, drama and art programs on the campus for rising K through 12th graders. Register now. Visit online at www.fatherryan.org/camps and make your summer plans today.

10th Annual Lou Graham Alumni Golf Tournament.

Father Ryan’s Lou Graham Alumni Tournament takes place on Friday, June 2, on a new course–Gaylord Springs Golf Links–to celebrate its 10th year.  You and your golfing friends can enjoy the course and raise funds for Tuition Assistance at Father Ryan by signing up now at www.fatherryan.org/golf.  It’s the start to a big Reunion Weekend at Father Ryan.

 

SJV EMAIL DIRECTORY

Jennifer McCormick:  jennifer.mccormick@saintjohnvianney.org

Kathy King:  Kathy.king@saintjohnvianney.org

Julie Schaefer:  julie.schaefer@saintjohnvianney.org

Erin Thompson:  erin.thompson@saintjohnvianney.org

Rita Antone:  rita.antone@saintjohnvianney.org

Adrianna Wright:  adrianna.wright@saintjohnvianney.org

Carly Woodfin:  carly.woodfin@saintjohnvianney.org

Sheila Ferrell:  sheila.ferrell@saintjohnvianney.org

Gregory McCord:  gregory.mccord@saintjohnvianney.org

Lori Hamlett: lori.hamlett@saintjohnvianney.org

Cynthia Roberts:  cynthia.roberts@saintjohnvianney.org

Casey Raybourne: casey.raybourne@saintjohnvianney.org

Margarett Kernell:  margarett.kernell@saintjohnvianney.org

Clay Dixon:  clay.dixon@saintjohnvianney.org

Bernie Vaughn:  bernie.vaughn@saintjohnvianney.org

Susan Gerstner:  susan.gerstner@saintjohnvianney.org

 

If possible, on your part, live at peace with all.

-Romans 12:18

 

 

 

May 3rd Weekly Newsletter

St. John Vianney Catholic School

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

 

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

 

 

May 3rd  through May 9, 2017

 

Letter from the Principal
Dear SJV Families:

 

The next week is another exciting one here at SJV!  Tomorrow we will celebrate May Crowning at all-school mass at 10am, and have our Art and Music Show at 6pm.  I hope to see many of you there!

 

On Friday, we have Field Day from noon to 3pm.  The weather forecast is a bit chilly with rain showers possible at times.  Please rest assured that we want your children to have a great time, and looked at the possibility of rescheduling on a warmer, drier day.  However, this event requires a large number of parent volunteers, and many of them were unable to help another day.  Mrs. Woodfin and Mrs. Raybourne already had a rain plan in place, with lots of fun indoor games, so regardless of the weather, we know it will be a fun afternoon.  We are so thankful to all of the parent volunteers, many of whom are taking the day off work on Friday or have rearranged their schedules to be with us that day.

 

This Sunday, our 8th graders will be confirmed at St. John Vianney during the 10:30 am mass.  This is such an important day for them in their life of faith, and I ask that you join me in praying for them, not only on Sunday, but all next week as they travel for the Washington DC trip.  I know they will all have a wonderful week, and return to school ready to complete their last week as SJV students before they graduate on Tuesday, May 23.

 

Have a wonderful week!

 

Jennifer McCormick

Principal

 

NEWS FOR THE WEEK:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

5/4         May Crowning Mass (PK-8)

Art & Music Show 5-6pm

5/5         Mass (7-8)

First Friday Adoration & Benediction

Field Day 12-3pm

5/7         Confirmation 10:30 am @ SJV

5/8         8th Grade trip to Washington, DC

5/9         Middle School Mass (5-7)

5/11       All School Mass (PK-7)

Athletic Banquet 6pm

5/12       Field Trip (Kindergarten)

5/15       CIA Meeting – 6pm (4th grade host)

5/17       Wildcat Wednesday (Volleyball)

Spelling Bee/Math Bee 2:15 pm

5/18       Light of Leadership Mass 10am (PK-8)

5/19       Confession (2nd Gr)

5/20       First Holy Communion 4:30 Mass

5/22       Graduation Practice

5/23       2nd Gr Field Trip

8th Gr Graduation 7 pm

5/24       Wheels in Motion

5/26       Last Day of School 11:30 dismissal

No Aftercare     

 

MAY CROWNING MASS

Our annual May Crowning mass will be Thursday, May 4 at 10:00 am.  Each student is asked to bring a flower to place before Mary in the opening processional.  Any type of flower is acceptable – a flower from your yard or garden, or something store bought.

 

SJV ATHLETIC BANQUET – LAST CALL TO RSVP

The annual Athletic Banquet is Thursday, May 11th at 6pm.  This night has been set aside to honor our student athletes and show them our appreciation for representing their school on the playing fields and courts in the diocese this year.  Please turn in your RSVP no later than tomorrow (Thursday, May 4) so that we can order the appropriate amount of food.  Thank you!

 

FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS

Field Day is Friday, May 5 from noon to 3pm, but volunteers are needed throughout the day to make this event a success.  Click on the following link to check out opportunities to volunteer.  http://signup.com/go/Pe8Xk5

 

FIELD DAY – MAY 5

Field Day will be from noon – 3pm this Friday, May 5.  We are excited for a fun afternoon, starting with a free pizza lunch for all students.  (If your child doesn’t like pizza, please feel free to pack a lunch.)  Students in Pre-K, Kindergarten and first grade may come to school in athletic attire (t-shirt or sweatshirt, shorts or sweatpants, tennis shoes).  Students in 2nd through 8th grade should bring their PE clothes/shoes to change into after Adoration/Benediction.  If the rain holds off, we may be outside, so these students may also bring a sweatshirt/jacket and/or sweatpants to put on over their PE uniform, if necessary.  If it rains, we will be inside, and only PE clothes/shoes are needed.

 

NASHVILLE PREDATORS FOUNDATION GRANT

We are very thankful to the Nashville Predators Foundation, who responded to our grant request with a $3,000 award to assist us in purchasing more iPads for the cart that was provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant earlier this year.

 

 

WAY TO 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 Kathy.king@saintjohnvianney.org to be included in a future newsletter.

 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR SCHEDULE

Student Service Council (5-8) – Council meets twice a month during middle school recess

Junior Science Olympiad (1-5): (1st and 3rd Tue of each month) May 16th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Volleyball Practice (4-6):  Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 – 5:00 pm

 

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.  During the last cycle (12/1/16 to 2/28/17), SJV had 55 households participate, which generated a donation from Kroger to SJV in the amount of $655.10.

 

CIA (Community in Action): 

Our next CIA meeting is Monday, May 15th at 3:30 pm with a presentation by our 4th grade students to get the meeting started.    All SJV families are welcome and encouraged to attend to find out what’s going on with our CIA activities and fundraisers this year and earn an hour of volunteer time!  Meetings never last more than one hour and are a great way to find out about school events and get to know other families.  See you there!

CIA Request

Parents, you still have an opportunity to provide event and fundraiser ideas for the 2017-2018 school year.  Have you attended an event or fundraiser and thought, WOW this would be great if we had this event at SJV.  Or if you attended an SJV event or fundraiser and have ideas or suggestions to improve the event, the CIA wants to hear from you!

Please email your ideas and or suggestions to Maureen Jenne  mflann@live.com by this Friday, 5/5.   The CIA will review all ideas and suggestions in May meeting!
NEWS FROM AROUND THE DIOCESE/COMMUNITY

 

Songwriters’ Knight at JPII – May 6, 2017

You are cordially invited to attend the second annual JPII Songwriter’s Night ~ “A Knight of Song” under the stars on Saturday evening, May 6 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. We are so pleased to share a night under the stars while enjoying the musical talents of Randy Albright, Johnny Bulford, Zach Janson, Michael Heeny and other friends.

Plan to arrive at JPII around 6 p.m. to find a great spot in the courtyard to set up your lawn chairs and either pack a picnic or purchase dinner from a visiting food truck. The entertainment will begin promptly at 7 p.m. You are in for a real treat . . . this is a 21+ adult only event so bring your neighbors, friends and adult family members! Visit the link below to purchase tickets.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-knight-of-song-2017-tickets-33247830155

 

Celebrating Catholic Education

Now and into the Future, May 6, 2017

Join the celebration of Catholic Education in support of Diocesan Catholic Schools, Saturday, May 6 at 6:00 pm.  Holy Family Parish, 9100 Crockett Rd., Brentwood.  They will honor Christ the Teacher Award recipients and their impact on Catholic Education.

 

Nashville Catholic Business Women’s League

Membership Reception (May 10), 6-8 p.m., home of NCBWL Board member. Fr. Kevin McGoldrick will be performing live music (www.kevinmcgoldrickmusic.com). Admission is free. Please bring an Appetizer or a bottle of wine and a guest. Info: www.ncbwl.org. Go to Calendar & Events to Submit RSVP for address and more information. RSVP by Noon, May 8: Kathy.langan@comcast.net or www.ncbwl.org

 

Catholic Business League Breakfast Meeting May 11.

Dr. James O’Neill, Jr. MD will be the speaker at the Catholic Business League’s May Breakfast meeting. 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 NovaCopy. More information is available at www.catholicbusinessleague.org

 

Camp Marymount Registration for 2017 Summer Camp is now open. Visit www.campmarymount.com to apply. Info: 615-7699-0410 or www.campmarymount.com.

Request the Camp Marymount newsletter:  monitor@campmarymount.com.

 

 

St. John Vianney Church Summer Fun!

Totus Tuus, a summer youth program, is being held at St. John Vianney Church June 25-30, 2017.   For grade school students (grades 1-6) the program runs Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  For junior high and high school youth (grade 7-12) the program runs Sunday-Thursday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

 

Totus Tuus combines catechesis and having FUN!  The youthfulness and energy of the teaching team is contagious.  Come out and join us!

 

Cost is $20 per student or $60 per family.

 

Registration forms will be available in the church and school office beginning in March.

 

Camp JPII offers summer fun for kids age 5-18 the weeks of June 5-9th, June 12-16th, June 19-23rd, and June 26-30th. Camps run Monday-Friday in two sessions: 9 a.m.-noon and 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Before care, after care, and meal plans are available as well as the Pick Four Discount for those who sign up for four half-day camps. Info/registration: http://jp2hs.org/campus-life/extra-curricular-programs/camp-jpii/ or paul.saboe@jp2hs.org.

 

BLOOD DRIVES: Red Cross Blood Drive (May 7), 7:45 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Stephen, 14544 Lebanon Rd., Old Hickory. Sign up: www.redcrossblood.org; sponsor code: ststephen or after Mass. Info: 615-207-9434.

 

Catholic Charities’ Family Homelessness Initiative Program needs volunteers to support families transitioning into housing. Catholic Charities of TN’s Family Empowerment Program assists families at-risk of homelessness in Nashville achieve housing and financial stability through case management and building social support. We are in need of willing, compassionate volunteers to support our neighbors in their times of need. Many families have moved into homes without food or without the small necessities of everyday home life. Volunteers can make a drastic difference by delivering a meal or welcome basket to ensure that neighbors feel warm, supported, and stress-free upon moving into their new home. Info/to volunteer: jkenkel@cctenn.org.

Catholic Charities of Tennessee: http://www.cctenn.org/volunteer.cfm.

Room In The Inn: http://www.roomintheinn.org/volunteer or (615) 251-9791.

GraceWorks: http://graceworksministries.net/volunteer/ or volunteer@graceworksministries.net.

Hope Clinic for Women: http://www.hopeclinicforwomen.org/volunteer/ or (615) 627-2790.

Safe Haven: http://safehaven.org/news/newsletter/fall2014/volunteershfs/ .

 

Golden Tate Football Clinic – June 3, 2017

JPII Alum Golden Tate ’07 is coming home to host the first second annual Golden Tate Football Clinic (TFC) at JPII. The free TFC will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with an optional $25.00 plated luncheon to follow where Golden will be available to mingle with the guests. The lunch will wrap up at 1:00 p.m. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/golden-tate-2017-football-clinic-at-jpii-tickets-32953723474.

Camp St. Cecilia summer program for girls ages 4-17 is an oppor­tunity to have fun while learning. Campers experience St. Cecilia Academy’s academics, athletics, and fine arts programs and interact with faculty, students, coaches, alumnae, and parents. Info/registration: stcecilia.edu/camp or scacamp@stcecilia.edu or 615-293-1625.

 

Get artsy this summer at Camp St. Cecilia

Girls can explore the fine arts at Camp St. Cecilia this summer! Art camps include clay, mixed media, and much more. Girls can dance in a variety of dance camps. The budding actress can shine on the SCA stage in the theatre camp. If you love music, you can write songs in the songwriting camp or refine your singing voice in “Finding Your Voice.” To register and view a full listing of all camps, visit www.stcecilia.edu/camp or contact Camp Director Amie Pike at scacamp@stcecilia.edu .

 

Become a Red Cross certified babysitter at Camp St. Cecilia (June 26-28), 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Girls in grades 5-9 can learn first aid, infant and child CPR as well as, handling emergencies, and recognizing behaviors while babysitting. To register and view a full listing of all camps, visit www.stcecilia.edu/camp or scacamp@stcecilia.edu.

 

 

Father Ryan Summer Camps – sign up now!

Father Ryan is offering a wide range of sports, drama and art programs on the campus for rising K through 12th graders. Register now. Visit online at www.fatherryan.org/camps and make your summer plans today.

10th Annual Lou Graham Alumni Golf Tournament.

Father Ryan’s Lou Graham Alumni Tournament takes place on Friday, June 2, on a new course–Gaylord Springs Golf Links–to celebrate its 10th year.  You and your golfing friends can enjoy the course and raise funds for Tuition Assistance at Father Ryan by signing up now at www.fatherryan.org/golf.  It’s the start to a big Reunion Weekend at Father Ryan.

 

SJV EMAIL DIRECTORY

Jennifer McCormick:  jennifer.mccormick@saintjohnvianney.org

Kathy King:  Kathy.king@saintjohnvianney.org

Julie Schaefer:  julie.schaefer@saintjohnvianney.org

Erin Thompson:  erin.thompson@saintjohnvianney.org

Rita Antone:  rita.antone@saintjohnvianney.org

Adrianna Wright:  adrianna.wright@saintjohnvianney.org

Carly Woodfin:  carly.woodfin@saintjohnvianney.org

Sheila Ferrell:  sheila.ferrell@saintjohnvianney.org

Gregory McCord:  gregory.mccord@saintjohnvianney.org

Lori Hamlett: lori.hamlett@saintjohnvianney.org

Cynthia Roberts:  cynthia.roberts@saintjohnvianney.org

Casey Raybourne: casey.raybourne@saintjohnvianney.org

Margarett Kernell:  margarett.kernell@saintjohnvianney.org

Clay Dixon:  clay.dixon@saintjohnvianney.org

Bernie Vaughn:  bernie.vaughn@saintjohnvianney.org

Susan Gerstner:  susan.gerstner@saintjohnvianney.org

 

If possible, on your part, live at peace with all.

-Romans 12:18

 

 

 

April 26 Newsletter

St. John Vianney Catholic School

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

 

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

 

 

April 26  through May 2, 2017

 

Letter from the Principal

Dear SJV Families:

 

April is nearly over, and the final month of the school year begins next week.  Today, students in first through eighth grade will bring home Interim grade reports in their Wednesday folders.  Please review this information, sign, and return the report to school.  There are still four weeks left before the end of the year, and it is important to stay focused and finish the year strong.  If you have questions about your child’s progress, please contact your child’s teacher as soon as possible.  Together, we can make sure every student ends the year successfully!

 

Next week we have several important days to celebrate!  On Thursday, May 4, we hope you will join us from 5:00 – 6:00 pm in the gym to view the student’s artwork from the year, and hear choir and piano students perform.  Many thanks to Mr. McCord and Mrs. Roberts for their efforts in the arts with our students this year.  On Friday, May 5, we will have Field Day from 12 – 3 pm.  Volunteers are still needed for this fun and exciting day, so if you are able to pitch in, please click on the link later in this newsletter to sign up.  Students in Pre-K through 1st grade may wear t-shirts and athletic shorts with tennis shoes to school on this day.  Students in 2nd through 8th grade should bring their PE clothes and shoes to school, and they will change following adoration/benediction.  Lunch is being provided for all students on this day.  We appreciate the efforts of Mrs. Raybourne and Mrs. Woodfin, who coordinated the event, and the Uhl family for their generous pizza lunch donation.

 

Have a wonderful week ahead!  Thank you for the many ways you love and support SJV!!

 

Jennifer McCormick

Principal

 

NEWS FOR THE WEEK:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

4/26       Interims Home in Wednesday Folder

Wildcat Wednesday (Volleyball, Choir, Forensics)

4/27       Mass (PK-8)

4/28       Field Trip (7th Grade) TN State Museum

5/2         No Middle School Mass

5/3         Feast Day Mass (3-8)

5/4         May Crowning Mass (PK-8)

Art & Music Show 5-6pm

5/5         Mass (7-8)

First Friday Adoration & Benediction

Field Day 12-3pm

5/7         Confirmation 10:30 am

5/8         8th Grade trip to Washington, DC

5/9         Middle School Mass

5/11       All School Mass

Athletic Banquet 6pm

5/12       Field Trip (Kindergarten)

5/15       CIA – 6pm (4th grade host)

5/18       Light of Leadership Mass

5/20       First Holy Communion 4:30 Mass

5/23       8th Grade Graduation 7pm Mass

5/24       Wheels in Motion

5/26       Last Day of School           

 

 

 

 

MAY CROWNING MASS

Our annual May Crowning mass will be Thursday, May 4 at 10:00 pm.  Each student is asked to bring a flower to place before Mary in the opening processional.  Any type of flower is acceptable – a flower from your yard or garden, or something store bought.

 

SJV ATHLETIC BANQUET

The annual Athletic Banquet is Thursday, May 11th at 6pm.  This night has been set aside to honor our student athletes and show them our appreciation for representing their school on the playing fields and courts in the diocese this year.  If you have a child who played school sports this year, please complete and return the RSVP form in today’s Wednesday folder.

 

VOTING ENDS THIS FRIDAY

We were honored to be named the “Best Private School” in Sumner County last year in the Main Street Awards through the Gallatin News and Hendersonville Standard newspapers.  We also were finalists in the “Best Elementary School,” “Best Junior High,” and “Best Headmaster/Principal” categories, and this year we were also nominated for “Best Preschool/Daycare” and have several teachers up for “Best Teacher.”  THANK YOU for your support of our school, and for spreading the word about everything great going on at SJV!  Voting for this year’s awards has begun, and continues through April 28.  If you love SJV, we would appreciate you sharing that love by taking a moment to vote!  You can vote once per day online at http://msmtn.secondstreetapp.com/l/Main-Street-Awards-Sumner-County.  Paper ballots are also available in the newspaper or in the school office.  Thanks, as always, for your support!

 

FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS

Field Day is Friday, May 5 from noon to 3pm, but volunteers are needed throughout the day to make this event a success.  Click on the following link to check out opportunities to volunteer.  http://signup.com/go/Pe8Xk5

 

WAY TO 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 Kathy.king@saintjohnvianney.org to be included in a future newsletter.

 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR SCHEDULE

Student Service Council (5-8) – Council meets twice a month during middle school recess

Junior Science Olympiad (1-5): (1st and 3rd Tue of each month) May 2nd from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Volleyball Practice (4-6):  Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 – 5:00 pm

 

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.  During the last cycle (12/1/16 to 2/28/17), SJV had 55 households participate, which generated a donation from Kroger to SJV in the amount of $655.10.

 

CIA (Community in Action): 

 

Our next CIA meeting is Monday, May 15th at 3:30 pm with a presentation by our 4th grade students to get the meeting started.    All SJV families are welcome and encouraged to attend to find out what’s going on with our CIA activities and fundraisers this year and earn an hour of volunteer time!  Meetings never last more than one hour and are a great way to find out about school events and get to know other families.  See you there!

 
NEWS FROM AROUND THE DIOCESE/COMMUNITY

 

Celebrating Catholic Education

Now and into the Future, May 6, 2017

Join the celebration of Catholic Education in support of Diocesan Catholic Schools, Saturday, May 6 at 6:00 pm.  Holy Family Parish, 9100 Crockett Rd., Brentwood.  They will honor Christ the Teacher Award recipients and their impact on Catholic Education.

 

Nashville Catholic Business Women’s League

Membership Reception (May 10), 6-8 p.m., home of NCBWL Board member. Fr. Kevin McGoldrick will be performing live music (www.kevinmcgoldrickmusic.com). Admission is free. Please bring an Appetizer or a bottle of wine and a guest. Info: www.ncbwl.org. Go to Calendar & Events to Submit RSVP for address and more information. RSVP by Noon, May 8: Kathy.langan@comcast.net or www.ncbwl.org

 

Catholic Business League Breakfast Meeting May 11.

Dr. James O’Neill, Jr. MD will be the speaker at the Catholic Business League’s May Breakfast meeting. 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 NovaCopy. More information is available at www.catholicbusinessleague.org

 

St. John Vianney Church Summer Fun!

Totus Tuus, a summer youth program, is being held at St. John Vianney Church June 25-30, 2017.   For grade school students (grades 1-6) the program runs Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  For junior high and high school youth (grade 7-12) the program runs Sunday-Thursday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

 

Totus Tuus combines catechesis and having FUN!  The youthfulness and energy of the teaching team is contagious.  Come out and join us!

 

Cost is $20 per student or $60 per family.

 

Registration forms will be available in the church and school office beginning in March.

 

Camp JPII 2017
With almost 300 campers signed up (our most ever at this point), now is the time to register for Camp JPII!
Camp JPII offers summer fun for kids age 5-18 the weeks of June 5-9th, June 12-16th, June 19-23rd, and June 26-30th.  Camps run Monday-Friday in two sessions: 9:00 a.m. – noon and 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Before care, after care, and meal plans are also available as well as the Pick Four Discount for those who sign up for four half-day camps.  With 40 camps to choose from, there is something available for every age and every interest!

Interested parents and campers should check out the camp brochure and online registration at: http://jp2hs.org/campus-life/extra-curricular-programs/camp-jpii/.  Please direct any questions to Mr. Paul Saboe, Camp JPII Director, at paul.saboe@jp2hs.org.

Track, Boys Basketball, Baseball, and the History of Warfare through Axis and Allies are all filling fast!

 

.Golden Tate Football Clinic – June 3, 2017

JPII Alum Golden Tate ’07 is coming home to host the first second annual Golden Tate Football Clinic (TFC) at JPII. The free TFC will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with an optional $25.00 plated luncheon to follow where Golden will be available to mingle with the guests. The lunch will wrap up at 1:00 p.m. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/golden-tate-2017-football-clinic-at-jpii-tickets-32953723474.

 

Songwriters’ Knight at JPII – May 6, 2017

You are cordially invited to attend the second annual JPII Songwriter’s Night ~ “A Knight of Song” under the stars on Saturday evening, May 6 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. We are so pleased to share a night under the stars while enjoying the musical talents of Randy Albright, Johnny Bulford, Zach Janson, Michael Heeny and other friends.

Plan to arrive at JPII around 6 p.m. to find a great spot in the courtyard to set up your lawn chairs and either pack a picnic or purchase dinner from a visiting food truck. The entertainment will begin promptly at 7 p.m. You are in for a real treat . . . this is a 21+ adult only event so bring your neighbors, friends and adult family members! Visit the link below to purchase tickets.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-knight-of-song-2017-tickets-33247830155

 

Registration for Camp St. Cecilia is open!

Camp St. Cecilia is a summer program designed to give girls ages 4-17 an opportunity to have summer fun while learning. Campers experience St. Cecilia Academy’s academics, athletics, and fine arts programs and interact with faculty, students, coaches, alumnae, and parents. New this year–Camp St. Cecilia is happy to offer before and after-care from 7:30-8:45 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. Girls will enjoy a snack, play games, and participate in other activities. New camp include Simply Songwriting, Study Skills, Science of Fairy Tales, Girls Rock! Public Speaking, and much more! Register online and view a full listing of camps at stcecilia.edu/camp. For more information, contact Camp Director Amie Pike at scacamp@stcecilia.edu or (615)293-1625.

 

Get artsy this summer at Camp St. Cecilia

Girls can explore the fine arts at Camp St. Cecilia this summer! Art camps include clay, mixed media, and much more. Girls can dance in a variety of dance camps. The budding actress can shine on the SCA stage in the theatre camp. If you love music, you can write songs in the songwriting camp or refine your singing voice in “Finding Your Voice.” To register and view a full listing of all camps, visit www.stcecilia.edu/camp or contact Camp Director Amie Pike at scacamp@stcecilia.edu .

 

Father Ryan Summer Camps – sign up now!

Father Ryan is offering a wide range of sports, drama and art programs on the campus for rising K through 12th graders. Register now. Visit online at www.fatherryan.org/camps and make your summer plans today.

Father Ryan High School’s Purple Masque Players will be presenting Thoroughly Modern Millie, a classic romantic comedy/musical. Show dates and times are April 27 – April 29th, 7 pm in the Center for the Arts at 700 Norwood. Tickets may be purchased at the ticket booth prior to the shows, $9 for adults, $7 for non-Father Ryan students and Senior Citizens. Tickets can also be purchased in advance by contacting Kelli McClendon, Purple Masque Players Moderator, at mcclendonk@fatherryan.org or (615) 383-4200 x 1888. Learn more fatherryan.org
Celebration of Catholic Education on May 6.

Join us to celebrate our Catholic school teachers at the 25th Anniversary of the Endowment for the Advancement of Catholic Schools (EACS) event on May 6.  The reception will take place at Holy Family’s Parish Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are $100 and all proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Tuition Assistance programs through EACS.  To reserve your ticket, email Betty Lou Burnett at bettylou.burnett@holyfamilycc.com.

10th Annual Lou Graham Alumni Golf Tournament.

Father Ryan’s Lou Graham Alumni Tournament takes place on Friday, June 2, on a new course–Gaylord Springs Golf Links–to celebrate its 10th year.  You and your golfing friends can enjoy the course and raise funds for Tuition Assistance at Father Ryan by signing up now at www.fatherryan.org/golf.  It’s the start to a big Reunion Weekend at Father Ryan.

 

SJV EMAIL DIRECTORY

Jennifer McCormick:  jennifer.mccormick@saintjohnvianney.org

Kathy King:  Kathy.king@saintjohnvianney.org

Julie Schaefer:  julie.schaefer@saintjohnvianney.org

Erin Thompson:  erin.thompson@saintjohnvianney.org

Rita Antone:  rita.antone@saintjohnvianney.org

Adrianna Wright:  adrianna.wright@saintjohnvianney.org

Carly Woodfin:  carly.woodfin@saintjohnvianney.org

Sheila Ferrell:  sheila.ferrell@saintjohnvianney.org

Gregory McCord:  gregory.mccord@saintjohnvianney.org

Lori Hamlett: lori.hamlett@saintjohnvianney.org

Cynthia Roberts:  cynthia.roberts@saintjohnvianney.org

Casey Raybourne: casey.raybourne@saintjohnvianney.org

Margarett Kernell:  margarett.kernell@saintjohnvianney.org

Clay Dixon:  clay.dixon@saintjohnvianney.org

Bernie Vaughn:  bernie.vaughn@saintjohnvianney.org

Susan Gerstner:  susan.gerstner@saintjohnvianney.org

 

If possible, on your part, live at peace with all.

-Romans 12:18