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August 23 Newsletter

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.

 

 

August 23, 2017

 

Letter from the Principal
Dear SJV Families:

 

This morning, I was reading from my morning devotional, Jesus Calling, and I knew he was speaking directly to me:  “Entrust your loved ones to me.  Release them into my protective care.  They are much safer with me than in your clinging hands.”  This was so fitting for me personally, as I will be taking my son back to college this week, and I’m finding that the second year is not much easier than the first.

 

Today’s world is so very different from the time I grew up when I would head out on my bicycle to play with friends in the neighborhood, and my parents didn’t worry as long as I was back when I was supposed to be.  Now, we are bombarded with the dangers of our world on television and instantly on our cell phones, so as parents, many of us want to hold on that much tighter to our children, to protect them from harm.

 

No parent can protect their child from every danger.  Only God can provide that loving protection every single day, according to his will and his plan.  While it is difficult to do, we must trust him.  We must try to let go of our worries and have faith that God is in control.  I know for me, a chronic worrier, this is a struggle, but as my son tells me, worrying is a lack of faith in God, so I’m working on it.

 

If trusting God is hard, trusting others with our children is even more of a challenge.  The faculty, staff and I are honored that you entrust your children to us each day.  Part of building and maintaining trust and faith is communication.  With regard to God, that communication is obviously prayer.  Here at school, as we work to sustain your trust, we encourage you to keep the lines of communication open and regularly used.  This evening, we invite you to come and talk personally with our teachers, so you can get to know them and they can get to know you.  If you are unable to attend tonight’s Back to School Night, please reach out to your child’s teacher via phone or email, if you have not already done so, and keep informed on your child’s progress through OptionC.  We all love each and every child here and want for them to grow and learn this year.  We are your partners, and we are thankful for your faith in us.  We look forward to working with you this year.

 

God bless,

Jennifer McCormick

Principal

NEWS FOR THE MONTH:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

 

8/23       Back to School Night for parents from 6pm – 8pm

9/4         Labor Day – No School

9/7         Fall Pictures

9/18       Diocesan Professional Development – No School

10/6       Teacher Professional Development – No School

 

Please also refer to our school calendar on the website at http://www.saintjohnvianney.org/school-calendar/ or on OptionC in the “Office” menu under “Calendars.”

 

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT   We invite all parents to join us for Back to School Night on TONIGHT from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  This evening gives parents and teachers the chance to get to know each other and learn more about the upcoming school year.  From 6:00 – 8:00 pm, all teachers will be in their classrooms for parents to visit.  Middle school (5th – 8th grade) parents are invited to attend a panel discussion with all middle school teachers in the gym at 7pm.  Please remember, if you have academic or behavioral concerns specific to your child, a private meeting or phone call with your child’s teacher is the best way to communicate these things.

 

OPTIONC – STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM   You should have received your OptionC username and password in last week’s Wednesday folder.  We are excited that over half of our families have already logged in and begun using the system.  If you have not, please be sure to do so soon.  Teachers are working hard to communicate thoroughly with you, using this valuable tool.  If you did not receive your letter, or having problems logging in, please contact the school office.

 

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.

 

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 (3/1/17 to 5/31/17), SJV had 61 households participate, which generated a donation from Kroger to SJV in the amount of $604.74.

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE DIOCESE/COMMUNITY

JPII Third Annual Songwriter’s Knight – Tickets Now Available!! We are thrilled to announce our third annual Songwriter’s Knight Under the Stars! Mark your calendars and come out to JPII for a special night of entertainment by some of the most well known songwriters in the industry on Saturday evening, September 16th. Food trucks (optional) will serve dinner starting at 6pm and the show begins promptly at 7pm. Bring your lawn chairs, pack a picnic (or purchase a meal from the food trucks), call your friends, neighbors and adult family members (it’s a 21 and over event) and buy your tickets now by clicking here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-knight-of-song-under-the-stars-fall-2017-third-annual-tickets-36634078515?aff=es2

The Moss-Marymount Open Scholarship Scramble Golf Tournament – Come Join the Fun – Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 8:00am Harpeth Hills Golf Course email: suzi@campmarymount.com or call 615-799-0410

Calling all Parochial School Runners to Father Ryan.                   
The 9th annual Father Ryan Distance Running Classic will be held Wednesday, September 6th, at the Father Ryan track.This free event is open to fourth through eighth grade Parochial League runners. Registration begins at 4:00 and the first race is at 5:00.  Participants are asked to wear their school’s cross country uniform. Contact Robert Kent at kentr@fatherryan.org for more information.

Pearls of Wisdom Fashion Show, Auction, & Luncheon (September 16), 10:30 a.m. auction; 12 noon luncheon, Richland Country Club. Sponsored by the Nashville Catholic Business Women’s League. Benefits the Aurelia Varallo Mariani Scholarship Fund to support girls’ tuition to Nashville’s Catholic high schools. Tickets $50. Table sponsorship available. Info/RSVP/or to donate an auction item: info@ncbwl.org or Donna Adams, 615-309-8477. RSVP deadline is Aug. 31.

 

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 toJesus 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.

 

International Cooking Series (September 12 Brazil, October 10 Germany), 6:15-8:30 p.m. Cathedral Fleming Center, 2015 West End Ave., Nashville. Wine and beer available for purchase. Classes: $25; series: $100. Tickets: www.cathedralnashville.org “Community Events” page. Info: 615-557-1306.

 

 

Reboot Live! (September 6), 7-9:30 p.m., St. Mary Church, 1665 US-45 BYP, Jackson, TN. Internationally renowned speaker Chris Stefanick, along with top performing live music artists, help you rediscover God, and rediscover the life you were made for. A fun, inspiring, and practical experience for ages 12 and up, of applying the beauty and genius of the Gospel to every aspect of your life. Info/tickets: http://reallifecatholic.com/reboot-live-participants/.

 

Nashville Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting Meeting, third Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m., Jet Potter Service Center of the Middle Tennessee Boy Scouts of America, Hillsboro Rd., Nashville. Info: http://www.ndccos.org

 

 

VOLUNTEER:

 

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/

 

 

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

 

Weekly Newsletter Week of August 16-22, 2017

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

 

 

News for the week of August 16 – 22, 2017

 

Letter from the Principal
Dear SJV Families:

 

We are off to a great start for the 2017-2018 school year!  It was wonderful to see you at our Open House last week, and at this Monday’s CIA meeting.  (If you missed the CIA meeting, minutes are attached to this email.)  We have another opportunity to connect next Wednesday, August 23 at Back to School Night.  This evening is designed with parents in mind, who, after having a few weeks of school under their belts, have general questions for teachers, or just want to come in and see their children’s classrooms.  Please see below for more specific information about this event.  I hope to see you there!

 

We are also excited to roll out our new student information system, OptionC.  We received a day of training from OptionC personnel last week, and are excited about all the things this program has to offer.  Be sure to check for your login information in your child’s Wednesday folder so you can begin utilizing this informative tool.

 

Have a wonderful week!

 

God bless,

Jennifer McCormick

Principal

 

 

NEWS FOR THE MONTH:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

 

8/21       Solar Eclipse – No School

8/23       Back to School Night for parents from 6pm – 8pm

9/4         Labor Day – No School

9/7         Fall Pictures

9/18       Diocesan Professional Development – No School

10/6       Teacher Professional Development – No School

 

Please also refer to our school calendar on the website at http://www.saintjohnvianney.org/school-calendar/ or on OptionC in the “Office” menu under “Calendars.”

 

 

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT   We invite all parents to join us for Back to School Night on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  This evening gives parents and teachers the chance to get to know each other and learn more about the upcoming school year.  From 6:00 – 8:00 pm, all teachers will be in their classrooms for parents to visit.  Middle school (5th – 8th grade) parents are invited to attend a panel discussion with all middle school teachers in the gym at 7pm.  Please remember, if you have academic or behavioral concerns specific to your child, a private meeting or phone call with your child’s teacher is the best way to communicate these things.

 

OPTIONC – STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM   As discussed at our CIA meetings last year, we have a new student information system this year called OptionC, which replaces AscendSMS.  The teachers and administration received training from OptionC personnel on our campus last week, and are excited about all the options that are available with the new system.  You will find a letter in your child’s Wednesday folder today that includes a username and password for each parent in your household.  Please follow the directions to login to OptionC, and familiarize yourself with the new platform.  Please note that you will have to login to OptionC to access information about your child; they do not have daily email notifications.

 

PARKER SCHOOL UNIFORMS   As most of you are aware, Parker School Uniforms updated key systems this summer, which has resulted in order delays for all schools that they serve.  We are very sorry that this unfortunately coincided with our switch to Parker Uniform.  Please be assured that we are understanding of students who are waiting for uniforms on backorder.

 

INFLUENZA FLYER Beginning July 1, 2017, all schools are required by Tennessee State law to annually provide information to parents and guardians about influenza disease. This information must be provided to you at the beginning of every school year, and you will find it in today’s Wednesday folder.

 

FUN FRIDAY FOR FORENSICS This month’s “Fun Friday Fundraiser” will benefit our Forensics team.  Students will have the opportunity to purchase eclipse-themed snacks (Starburst, Moonpies, Sun Chips, Milky Way, Cosmic Brownies, Capri Sun, and Star Crunch) for $1.00 each as they depart school on Friday, August 18.  The Forensics team thanks you for your support as they raise funds to purchase scripts for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

HELP WANTED   We are currently accepting applications for an aftercare supervisor for the 2017-2018 school 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.

 

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS – TIME TO RENEW!   If you shop at Kroger and have a Kroger Plus Card, you can support SJV with every purchase you make.  Please remember that Kroger requires users to renew the organization they choose to support every August, so now is the time!  Simply visit https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards and sign in to your Kroger Plus account.  The first orange button to click is labeled “Enroll” and will take you to your Account Summary page.  Scroll down to the Community Rewards section of your account, click renew, 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 (3/1/17 to 5/31/17), SJV had 61 households participate, which generated a donation from Kroger to SJV in the amount of $604.74.

 

 

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.

 

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE DIOCESE/COMMUNITY

 

The Moss-Marymount Open Scholarship Scramble Golf Tournament – Come Join the Fun – Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 8:00am Harpeth Hills Golf Course email: suzi@campmarymount.com or call 615-799-0410

Calling all Parochial School Runners to Father Ryan.                   
The 9th annual Father Ryan Distance Running Classic will be held Wednesday, September 6th, at the Father Ryan track.This free event is open to fourth through eighth grade Parochial League runners. Registration begins at 4:00 and the first race is at 5:00.  Participants are asked to wear their school’s cross country uniform. Contact Robert Kent at kentr@fatherryan.org for more information.

Pearls of Wisdom Fashion Show, Auction, & Luncheon (September 16), 10:30 a.m. auction; 12 noon luncheon, Richland Country Club. Sponsored by the Nashville Catholic Business Women’s League. Benefits the Aurelia Varallo Mariani Scholarship Fund to support girls’ tuition to Nashville’s Catholic high schools. Tickets $50. Table sponsorship available. Info/RSVP/or to donate an auction item: info@ncbwl.org or Donna Adams, 615-309-8477. RSVP deadline is Aug. 31.

 

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 toJesus 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.

 

International Cooking Series (September 12 Brazil, October 10 Germany), 6:15-8:30 p.m. Cathedral Fleming Center, 2015 West End Ave., Nashville. Wine and beer available for purchase. Classes: $25; series: $100. Tickets: www.cathedralnashville.org “Community Events” page. Info: 615-557-1306.

 

Knights of Columbus Trivia Night (August 12), St Henry, Fellowship Hall, 6401 Harding Rd., Nashville. Includes buffet dinner, beer, wine, and soft drinks plus a “sweet tooth break” at halftime. Cost: $30 per player (if paid by Aug. 7; $35 thereafter). Sign in 6:15 p.m. Play starts 7 p.m. Bring a team (up to 8 players), a partial team, or we can group you. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Mail checks and player names to KC Council 12012, P.O. Box 210040, Nashville, TN 37221. Info: Kent Skinner, dkentcpa@gmail.com.

 

Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary Dr. May Alice Ridley Prayer Breakfast (August 19), 9 a.m., St. Vincent De Paul Church Gym, 1704 Heiman St., Nashville. Theme: “People of Prayer: Let’s Pray about Unity.” Guest speaker: Reverend Ethleen Hill. Info: 615-320-0695. Tickets: $25.

 

Reboot Live! (September 6), 7-9:30 p.m., St. Mary Church, 1665 US-45 BYP, Jackson, TN. Internationally renowned speaker Chris Stefanick, along with top performing live music artists, help you rediscover God, and rediscover the life you were made for. A fun, inspiring, and practical experience for ages 12 and up, of applying the beauty and genius of the Gospel to every aspect of your life. Info/tickets: http://reallifecatholic.com/reboot-live-participants/.

 

Nashville Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting Meeting, third Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m., Jet Potter Service Center of the Middle Tennessee Boy Scouts of America, Hillsboro Rd., Nashville. Info: http://www.ndccos.org

 

VOLUNTEER:

 

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/

 

 

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

 

Summer 2017 Newsletter

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

 

 

Summer, 2017

 

Letter from the Principal
Dear SJV Families:

 

I hope this summer newsletter finds you all doing well and enjoying your time off.  We are very excited about the upcoming school year, and look forward to seeing you next week for registration.

 

I am excited to announce that we have hired Mrs. Kreslyn Ruckman to teach middle school science, art for PK-8, and music for PK-4.  She will also be the 6th grade homeroom teacher.  Mrs. Ruckman came highly recommended to us by Mrs. Hamlett, and was referred to us by an SJV parent.  She has a variety of experience teaching at both the elementary and middle school level at Sumner County Schools, in addition to homeschooling her own children.  She is a creative teacher with a degree in Special Education, so she brings expertise in working with both gifted students, as well as students with learning challenges.  Her enthusiasm for life and learning is evident, and I have no doubt that the students will enjoy hands-on, differentiated learning opportunities in her classes.  I hope you will join me in welcoming Mrs. Ruckman to SJV.

 

I had several parents reach out to me regarding our new faculty members, and I am thankful for all the positive attitudes.  There is sadness when a beloved member (or members) of our faculty choose to leave SJV.  However, situations like this remind me that God has a plan, and that He is in control.  Only He knows why he leads some people here for a short time and others stay longer.  He knows what is best for us and the life of our school and our students, and He provides us with the people who He knows will have the right gifts and talents to share with us.

 

I understand just how hard change can be, and the uncertainty of new faces and personalities can be daunting.  But I always find it helpful to remember that this is God’s school, and His plan for it is perfect.  He sees everything, past, present, and future, and knows what we need better than we ever could.  I know it is hard sometimes to let go, and let God, having faith that He is working to give us all that we need, but that really is the best plan.

 

As much as I will miss the departing faculty and their many gifts and talents, I am excited about the new teachers joining us.  They are truly wonderful men and women who are thrilled to be joining us at SJV and are eager to share their gifts and talents with our school.  So if you or your children are uneasy about the unknown of a new teacher, I pray that you will, as the plaque hanging in my office says, “let your faith be bigger than your fear,” and remember, even your most favorite SJV teacher of all time was a new teacher here at some point.

 

See you at registration!

 

God bless,

Jennifer McCormick

Principal

 

 

NEWS FOR THE MONTH:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

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

8/9         Open House from 10am – 12 noon

New Family Welcome Social from 11am – 1pm

8/10       First Day of School

8/21       Solar Eclipse

8/24       Back to School Night for parents from 6pm – 8pm

 

MANDATORY REGISTRATION DAYS   Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be from 9am – 2pm on Tuesday, July 18 (last names A-L) and Thursday, 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.

 

IMMUNIZATION REMINDER   Please remember that all new SJV students, in addition to Kindergarten and 7th grade students, must submit their record of immunization to the office prior to the first day of school.  This record must be on the official Tennessee Department of Health Certificate of Immunization form, a sample of which can be found at the following link:  https://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/health/attachments/TN_Immunization_Certificate_Sample.pdf

 

HELP WANTED   We are currently accepting applications for an aftercare supervisor for the 2017-2018 school 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.

 

OPEN HOUSE   Mark your calendars to attend our annual Open House on Wednesday, August 9!  You may drop in between 10 am and 12 noon to drop off school supplies, see your classroom(s) and meet your teacher.  Middle school students will also participate in the locker lottery to receive their locker assignment.

 

CAMP SJV – WELCOME SOCIAL Our SJV New Family Welcome Social will be held in the school gym on August 9, 2017 from 11 am – 1 pm, on the same day as the Open House again.   This is your first opportunity to get volunteer hours/donations in for the new school year!  Please click on the link below in blue to sign up to bring food or to volunteer your time.  You can drop off items to the school during office hours or on the day of the event in the gym no later than 9:30 am.  Thank you!

 

Jennifer Kirkpatrick

 

http://signup.com/go/VFyMCGa

 

We’re using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.

 

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

 

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/VFyMCGa
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

 

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

 

 

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.

 

SOLAR ECLIPSE DAY Most of you are probably aware that Gallatin is in the heart of the ideal viewing zone for the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st.   SJV will be in session that day and will be incorporating eclipse related instruction in the classroom. We are also hosting a school-specific viewing party (lunch through about 2pm), with enough donated eclipse glasses for the kids and for parents who attend.  On July 18 and 20 at registration, there will be more information about the details of the party and a sign-up sheet so we can accommodate parents in the lunch plan. We would love to have a great turnout of parents on August 21st, so please mark your calendars now!

WAY TO GO WILDCATS

 

Congratulations to the following SJV Alumni on earning academic honors at JPII during the spring semester:  Headmaster’s List (all A’s): Stratton Clausen and Thomas Janes (SJV Class of 2013), Megan McCormick (SJV Class of 2014), and Alison Gerstner and Julia Hutt (SJV Class of 2015).  Faculty List (A’s in all but one class): Devon LeCave (SJV Class of 2015).  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.

 

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 (3/1/17 to 5/31/17), SJV had 61 households participate, which generated a donation from Kroger to SJV in the amount of $604.74.

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE DIOCESE/COMMUNITY

 

 

SJV EMAIL DIRECTORY

Jennifer McCormick:  jennifer.mccormick@saintjohnvianney.org

Kathy King:  Kathy.king@saintjohnvianney.org

Erin Thompson:  erin.thompson@saintjohnvianney.org

Rita Antone:  rita.antone@saintjohnvianney.org

Adrianna Wright:  adrianna.wright@saintjohnvianney.org

Sheila Ferrell:  sheila.ferrell@saintjohnvianney.org

Cynthia Roberts:  cynthia.roberts@saintjohnvianney.org

Clay Dixon:  clay.dixon@saintjohnvianney.org

Bernie Vaughn:  bernie.vaughn@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

 

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