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Newsletter November 15-21, 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

 

 

Newsletter for the week of November 15-21, 2017

 

Letter from the Principal
Dear SJV Families:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

God bless,

Jennifer McCormick

Principal

 

 

NEWS FOR THE WEEK:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

 

 

11/20     Usborne Book Fair

11/21     Usborne Book Fair

11/21     Thanksgiving Feast 12-2

11/22-24 No School

11/29     Wildcat Wednesday (Basketball and Forensics)

12/4       First Reconciliation 7pm

 

 

CHRISTMAS HARVEST BAKE SALE NOV. 18TH – AT GALLATIN CIVIC CENTER Saturday, November 18th from 9:00am-5:00pm we will have our yearly Bake Sale at the Christmas Harvest Craft Show. It takes place at the Gallatin Civic Center. We encourage the kids to put in the hours selling baked goods and the adults to supervise. This is a really great way to earn volunteer hours and a favorite of the kids too! In addition, we need homemade baked goods to sell. Another great way to earn hours!

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

The link to sign up is: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4eacaf2da0f94-nov

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS   If you shop at Kroger and have a Kroger Plus Card, you can support SJV with every purchase you make.  Simply sign up at 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.  Our supporters (65 households) who shopped at Kroger between 6-1-2017 and 8-31-2017 (Cycle 2016, Qtr 4) have contributed to our $566.05 total donation.

Buffalo Wild Wings – Don’t forget to visit BWW in the month of November and support SJV by presenting your Home Team Advantage Teammate Card (expires November 30).  Check Option C to print off your card.

WAY TO GO WILDCATS

 

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

 

Current SJV Wildcat students, as well as alumni, are encouraged to share your good news with us, so we can celebrate your successes!  Email your announcements to Mrs. Kathy King at Kathy.king@saintjohnvianney.org to be included in a future newsletter.

 

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE DIOCESE/COMMUNITY

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

Pope John Paul II High School seeks a full-time Maintenance Technician. Candidate will be a self-starting individual, responsible for analyzing and performing basic repairs and preventative maintenance on a variety of different mechanical systems. Must be able to interact professionally with the customer and perform light plumbing and electrical work, all with a smile and positive attitude. Info: www.jp2hs.org; on the About JPII website page. Email cover letter and resume to dustin.papendick@jp2hs.org.

The Diocese of Nashville is seeking a Director of Human Resources. Work location is the Catholic Pastoral Center at 2800 McGavock Pike in Nashville, TN. Info: http://www.dioceseofnashville.com/index.cfm?load=page&page=202. Please email resume and cover letter to:  Employment@dioceseofnashville.com.

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

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

Father Ryan Strength and Conditioning Program.  Students in grades 5-8–both boys and girls—are invited to participate in Father Ryan’s Foundational Strength Program, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from October 24 through November 16 and from November 24-December 16.  There is a fee for the instruction.  For more information or to register, contact Tyler Newman, Strength and Conditioning Director at Father Ryan, at newmant@fatherryan.org

Theology Speaker Series at Father Ryan. The first event of the 11th Annual Theology Speaker Series at Father Ryan takes place on Thursday, November 16 at 6 pm in the Dining Hall as we welcome Emily Trancik, a medical ethicist at St. Thomas Health.  This event is free and open to the community.

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

Retreat for Women of the Diocese of Nashville (November 17-19), Bethany Retreat House, Dickson. Theme: “Walking with Our Lady.” Conferences by Sr. Mary Madeline Todd, O.P. Mass and Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday and Sunday. Cost: Friday evening-Sunday morning, meals included: $150. Saturday only, includes three meals: $50. To register: 615-446-2063 or bethanyretreat@op-tn.org.

Advent Family Mission (December 2), 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Our Lady of the Lake, 1729 Stop 30 Rd., Hendersonville. For all ages. Reflection on the family and our roles in it. Speakers: Joan Watson, Domenico Ruggiero, Sr. Mary Barbara Keiser. Info: 615-974-4462. Tickets: ololcconline.com. Childcare available. RSVP required: bknight1976@gmail.com. Lunch included.

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

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

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

Camp Marymount 2018 Summer Camp Registration is now open!   Go to our website and click on “apply now” under the summer camp tab to register your camper.  Please call our office 615-799-0410 with any questions.

 

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

 

Newsletter November 8-14, 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

 

 

Newsletter for the week of November 8-14, 2017

 

Letter from the Principal
Dear SJV Families:

 

November is moving quickly and it will be Thanksgiving Break before we know it!  Please make sure to help your student do his or her best by staying the course, despite the many distractions of the upcoming holiday season.  Things like eating a healthy breakfast and having a consistent bedtime become even more important now, especially when cooler weather has everyone inside more, sharing germs.  You can remind them they have a nice five-day break coming up in just 9 school days, and two weeks off a mere 17 school days after that.

 

I hope you have marked your calendar to join us this Friday at 2pm for our annual Veterans Day program, and have sent in your RSVP for the Thanksgiving Feast on November 21.  These events are both time-honored traditions here at SJV, where we are proudly celebrating our 15th school year.  One way we are commemorating that anniversary is with new spirit wear.  The special 15th anniversary t-shirt is a special order going on now through November 15, and additional new SJV t-shirts and hoodies will be making their way into the school office soon.  These are great ways to show your Wildcat spirit at school, at athletic events, and in the community.

 

Have a wonderful week!

 

God bless,

Jennifer McCormick

Principal

 

 

NEWS FOR THE WEEK:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

 

11/10     Veterans Day Program 2 pm

11/20     Usborne Book Fair

11/21     Usborne Book Fair

11/21     Thanksgiving Feast 12-2

11/22-24 No School

11/29     Wildcat Wednesday (Basketball and Forensics)

 

 

CHRISTMAS HARVEST BAKE SALE NOV. 18TH – AT GALLATIN CIVIC CENTER Saturday, November 18th from 9:00am-5:00pm we will have our yearly Bake Sale at the Christmas Harvest Craft Show. It takes place at the Gallatin Civic Center. We encourage the kids to put in the hours selling baked goods and the adults to supervise. This is a really great way to earn volunteer hours and a favorite of the kids too! In addition, we need homemade baked goods to sell. Another great way to earn hours!

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

The link to sign up is: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4eacaf2da0f94-nov

 

CELEBRATE 15 YEARS WITH SJV!   We are doing a special, one-time order of 15th anniversary SJV spirit shirts.  These shirts are on display in the office, and pictures are included on the order form attached to this newsletter, available on our website classroom pages, and on OptionC.  If you would like to order a shirt, please submit your order form and payment to the office no later than November 15, 2017.

 

THANKSGIVING FEAST   This year’s Thanksgiving Feast will be Tuesday, November 21 from noon to 2pm.  The RSVP form was included in last week’s Wednesday folder and can be found on OptionC and in the school office.  We ask that all families return this form to school no later than Monday, November 13 so that we can plan accordingly.

 

ANNUAL VETERANS DAY PROGRAM   Our annual Veterans Day Assembly will be Friday, November 10 at 2:00 pm in the gym.  All veterans and current members of our armed forces are welcome to attend.  Please feel free to share this invitation with your friends and family.

 

PARTY GRAS – SPONSORS NEEDED – Please check your child’s Wednesday Folder for the bright green flyer with information.

 

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.  Our supporters (65 households) who shopped at Kroger between 6-1-2017 and 8-31-2017 (Cycle 2016, Qtr 4) have contributed to our $566.05 total donation.

Buffalo Wild Wings – Don’t forget to visit BWW and support SJV by presenting your Home Team Advantage Teammate Card.    Check Option C to print off your card.

WAY TO GO WILDCATS

 

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

 

Current SJV Wildcat students, as well as alumni, are encouraged to share your good news with us, so we can celebrate your successes!  Email your announcements to Mrs. Kathy King at Kathy.king@saintjohnvianney.org to be included in a future newsletter.

 

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE DIOCESE/COMMUNITY

 

 

ADMISSIONS PLACEMENT TEST DATE – Pope John Paul II High School: November 11th

All JPII applicants currently in the eighth grade are required to take the JPII placement test as part of the admissions process. Apply today at www.jp2hs.org and select one of the two scheduled placement test dates. In need of additional information? Contact the Admissions Office directly at 615-890-6014 or email admissions@jp2hs.org.

7th ANNUAL “IN COLOR” CALDWELL CLASSIC 5K –  Pope John Paul II High School, Saturday, November 11 at 9:00 a.m.  Registration $20 (adults & high school students) $15 middle school & military.  Put your running shoes on! All proceeds support The Jason Foundation, which is dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide through educational and awareness programming. Register today at bit.ly/caldwellclassic.

 

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

 

 

The Wizard of Oz (November 3-12), St. Cecilia Academy, 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville. For specific performance dates and times: www.stcecilia.edu/performanceseason.

Camp Marymount 2018 Summer Camp Registration is now open!   Go to our website and click on “apply now” under the summer camp tab to register your camper.  Please call our office 615-799-0410 with any questions.

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

Father Ryan Strength and Conditioning Program.  Students in grades 5-8–both boys and girls—are invited to participate in Father Ryan’s Foundational Strength Program, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from October 24 through November 16 and from November 24-December 16.  There is a fee for the instruction.  For more information or to register, contact Tyler Newman, Strength and Conditioning Director at Father Ryan, at newmant@fatherryan.org

Father Ryan’s Veterans Day Breakfast (November 10), 7:30 a.m., 700 Norwood Dr., Nashville. Retired Major General Jim Myles, 1970 Father Ryan alumnus and Holy Rosary Academy graduate, will be the featured speaker. Veterans and their families are welcome. Registration: fatherryan.org/veterans.

Theology Speaker Series at Father Ryan. The first event of the 11th Annual Theology Speaker Series at Father Ryan takes place on Thursday, November 16 at 6 pm in the Dining Hall as we welcome Emily Trancik, a medical ethicist at St. Thomas Health.  This event is free and open to the community.

Father Ryan’s Veterans Day Breakfast (November 10), 7:30 a.m., 700 Norwood Dr., Nashville. Retired Major General Jim Myles, 1970 Father Ryan alumnus and Holy Rosary Academy graduate, will be the featured speaker. Veterans and their families are welcome. Registration: fatherryan.org/veterans.

Retreat for Women of the Diocese of Nashville (November 17-19), Bethany Retreat House, Dickson. Theme: “Walking with Our Lady.” Conferences by Sr. Mary Madeline Todd, O.P. Mass and Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday and Sunday. Cost: Friday evening-Sunday morning, meals included: $150. Saturday only, includes three meals: $50. To register: 615-446-2063 or bethanyretreat@op-tn.org.

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

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

 

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

 

Newsletter November1-7, 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

 

 

Newsletter for the week of November 1 – 7, 2017

 

Letter from the Principal
Dear SJV Families:

 

Thank you so very much to everyone who participated in yesterday’s Trunk or Treat!  I was blown away by the number of families who joined us, and the effort they put in to make this day great for our students!  Your love and support never ceases to amaze me.  THANK YOU!!  I hope you enjoyed the afternoon as much as the students did!

 

With Halloween behind us, the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays will be here before we know it.  We are already planning for Thanksgiving with our 15th annual Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday, November 21.  Please be sure to complete the RSVP form in your child’s Wednesday folder today.  Other upcoming events include our annual Veterans Day Assembly, November 10, and the Christmas Harvest Bake Sale on November 18.  All of these November events are extremely well-attended school traditions, and provide us wonderful opportunities for fellowship.  I hope that you will mark your calendars and join us.

 

Thank you again for all you do for SJV, our teachers, and our students!  Have a wonderful week!

 

God bless,

Jennifer McCormick

Principal

 

 

NEWS FOR THE WEEK:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

 

11/6       Fun Run T-shirt Day (for those earning pass)

11/8       Lifetouch Holiday Pictures

11/10     Veterans Day Program 2 pm

11/20     Usborne Book Fair

11/21     Usborne Book Fair

11/21     Thanksgiving Feast 12-2

11/22-24 No School

11/29     Wildcat Wednesday (Basketball and Forensics)

 

 

CHRISTMAS HARVEST BAKE SALE NOV. 18TH – AT GALLATIN CIVIC CENTER  Saturday, November 18th is our yearly Bake Sale at the Christmas Harvest Craft Show. It takes place at the Gallatin Civic Center. We encourage the kids to put in the hours selling baked goods and the adults to supervise. This is a really great way to earn volunteer hours and a favorite of the kids too! In addition, we need homemade baked goods to sell. Another great way to earn hours!  The link to sign up is: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4eacaf2da0f94-nov

 

2017 FUN RUN

Thank you parents and students for your support of our 9th Annual Fun Run! The school spirit exhibited by the teachers, students, and parents was inspiring!

 

We would like to congratulate our fundraising winners:

1st Place – Hudson Wood (4th Grade)

2nd Place – Allison Weber (1st Grade) and Ainsley Weber (Pre-K) TIE

3rd Place – Patrick McGhee (2nd Grade)

 

Our classroom winners raising the most money per student are:

1st Place – 4th Grade

2nd Place – Pre-K

3rd Place – 1st Grade

 

Congratulations to Pre-K, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th grades for meeting their classroom goals!  These classrooms will receive an out-of-uniform day on Monday, November 6th to wear their Fun Run t-shirts, jeans and tennis shoes.  In addition, those students in Kindergarten, 3rd, 5th, and 7th grade that collected $50.00 or more and will also receive the out-of-uniform reward.  Look in your Wednesday folder today for your Fun Run Uniform Pass.

 

Also, a special thank you to all the parents that volunteered the day of the Fun Run. This event would not have happened without your support.

 

Monica Krampotich, Jennifer Daughtry, and Rita Antone

 

 

WINTER UNIFORM REMINDER   Please remember that Winter Uniform began November 1.  This means students will not be able to wear khaki shorts again until Spring Uniform begins on April 1.

 

THANKSGIVING FEAST   This year’s Thanksgiving Feast will be Tuesday, November 21 from noon to 2pm.  Please look in your Wednesday folder for the form to RSVP.  We ask that all families return this form to school no later than Monday, November 13 so that we can plan accordingly.

 

ANNUAL VETERANS DAY PROGRAM   Our annual Veterans Day Assembly will be Friday, November 10 at 2:00 pm in the gym.  All veterans and current members of our armed forces are welcome to attend.  Please feel free to share this invitation with your friends and family.

 

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.  Our supporters (65 households) who shopped at Kroger between 6-1-2017 and 8-31-2017 (Cycle 2016, Qtr 4) have contributed to our $566.05 total donation.

Buffalo Wild Wings – Don’t forget to visit BWW and support SJV by presenting your Home Team Advantage Teammate Card.    Check Option C to print off your card.

WAY TO GO WILDCATS

After 6 years of hard work and 9 belt level exams, Joseph Collins has earned his black belt in karate!  Way to Go Joseph!!

 

Our SJV Forensics team had a great showing at last Saturday’s tournament at St. Joseph School. In the One Act Play category, one SJV group earned 1st place for “Tale of the Dog,” and Scarlett Beasley earned “Best Actress.” A second SJV group placed 3rd for their one act play, “Party Girls,” and Lydia Uhl earned “Best Actress” for her role. Scarlett Beasley also placed 1st in the Poetry category, and Delaney Bilbrey placed 4th in the Audition category. With over 200 performers from schools across the diocese, we are very proud of our team for earning so many awards. Go Wildcats!

 

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

 

Current SJV Wildcat students, as well as alumni, are encouraged to share your good news with us, so we can celebrate your successes!  Email your announcements to Mrs. Kathy King at Kathy.king@saintjohnvianney.org to be included in a future newsletter.

 

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE DIOCESE/COMMUNITY

 

Register for the Hendersonville Knights Lacrosse Clinics 

The Hendersonville Knights Lacrosse Club will be hosting Lacrosse Clinics for any 4th-8th graders interested in playing the sport. The clinics will be held at Pope John Paul II High School on Tuesday, November 7 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. All clinics will be held on the grass fields at JPII. To register, email Mary Leonard ‘11 at maleonard2015@gmail.com.

Knights Catholic Wrestling is a new wrestling program for children in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade starting next month at JPII High School. Practice will begin on 11/1 and enrollment has already begun. If your child is interested, please contact Jason Allman at 615-260-8589 or jason.allman@kofc.org

 

ADMISSIONS PLACEMENT TEST DATE – Pope John Paul II High School: November 11th

All JPII applicants currently in the eighth grade are required to take the JPII placement test as part of the admissions process. Apply today at www.jp2hs.org and select one of the two scheduled placement test dates. In need of additional information? Contact the Admissions Office directly at 615-890-6014 or email admissions@jp2hs.org.

8th Grade Event – KNIGHT FOR A NIGHT! – Pope John Paul II High School, Friday, November 3rd from 6:45-9:00 p.m. 

All 8th graders are invited for dinner, games, bonfire and s’mores! Gather your friends and plan to attend this event that promises to be one night you won’t want to miss! Although not required, the favor of a reservation is appreciated. To RSVP, contact our Admissions Office at admissions@ jp2hs.org.

OPEN HOUSE – Pope John Paul II High School, Sunday, November 5th at 2:00 p.m.

Mark your calendar and plan to bring your family to our annual Open House where you will become acquainted with our academic offerings and extra/co-curricular activities, meet our students and faculty, walk our hallways and get a glimpse into all that JPII has to offer! Although not required, the favor of a reservation is appreciated. To RSVP, contact our Admissions Office at admissions@ jp2hs.org.

7th ANNUAL “IN COLOR” CALDWELL CLASSIC 5K –  Pope John Paul II High School, Saturday, November 11 at 9:00 a.m.  Registration $20 (adults & high school students) $15 middle school & military.  Put your running shoes on! All proceeds support The Jason Foundation, which is dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide through educational and awareness programming. Register today at bit.ly/caldwellclassic.

 

The Wizard of Oz (November 3-12), St. Cecilia Academy, 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville. For specific performance dates and times: www.stcecilia.edu/performanceseason.

Camp Marymount 2018 Summer Camp Registration is now open!   Go to our website and click on “apply now” under the summer camp tab to register your camper.  Please call our office 615-799-0410 with any questions.

Nashville Catholic Baseball Tryouts for 7th and 8th grade students (Saturday afternoon, Nov. 4). Info: www.NashvilleCatholicBaseball.org.

Father Ryan Strength and Conditioning Program.  Students in grades 5-8–both boys and girls—are invited to participate in Father Ryan’s Foundational Strength Program, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from October 24 through November 16 and from November 24-December 16.  There is a fee for the instruction.  For more information or to register, contact Tyler Newman, Strength and Conditioning Director at Father Ryan, at newmant@fatherryan.org

Academic Blend (Nov. 2, 9:30-11:15 a.m.), Father Ryan Library, 700 Norwood Dr., Nashville. Parents of 8th graders meet with Academic Dean Jennifer Anton to learn about the academic program. Info: fatherryan.org/events.

Father Ryan’s Veterans Day Breakfast (November 10), 7:30 a.m., 700 Norwood Dr., Nashville. Retired Major General Jim Myles, 1970 Father Ryan alumnus and Holy Rosary Academy graduate, will be the featured speaker. Veterans and their families are welcome. Registration: fatherryan.org/veterans.

Why Arts? Program welcomes Omari Booker to Father Ryan.  The next event in Father Ryan’s “Why Arts? The Arts4Life” program welcomes acclaimed Nashville artist Omari Booker.  The presentation takes place November 7 at 6:30 in the Center for the Arts.  This is free and open to the public.  More information is available at fatherryan.org

Theology Speaker Series at Father Ryan. The first event of the 11th Annual Theology Speaker Series at Father Ryan takes place on Thursday, November 16 at 6 pm in the Dining Hall as we welcome Emily Trancik, a medical ethicist at St. Thomas Health.  This event is free and open to the community.

Enjoy “A Christmas Carol” at Father Ryan. The fall production of the Purple Masque Players, Charles Dickens timeless and heartwarming classic  “A Christmas Carol,” will be staged November 9-11 at the Center for the Arts on the Father Ryan campus.  Tickets are $7 for students and $9 for adults.  Curtain each night is at 7:00 p.m.

Retreat for Women of the Diocese of Nashville (November 17-19), Bethany Retreat House, Dickson. Theme: “Walking with Our Lady.” Conferences by Sr. Mary Madeline Todd, O.P. Mass and Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday and Sunday. Cost: Friday evening-Sunday morning, meals included: $150. Saturday only, includes three meals: $50. To register: 615-446-2063 or bethanyretreat@op-tn.org.

Hike for the Homeless (November 4), 9 a.m., Edwin Warner Park Picnic Shelters 9 & 11. Live music, inflatables, climbing wall, dog & stroller friendly paved trails. Benefit for Safe Haven Family Shelter. Info: http://safehaven.org/events/hike/.

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

 

October 25-31 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

 

 

Newsletter for the week of October 25 – October 31, 2017

 

Letter from the Principal
Dear SJV Families:

 

Many thanks to the families who attended our second quarter CIA meeting this past Monday evening!  I appreciate your time and efforts to support our school.  If you weren’t able to attend, I strongly urge you to read the minutes from the meeting, which are attached to this email.  A lot of important information was shared and you truly will be “out of the loop” without it.  The next CIA meeting will be January 8, 2018 at 3:30 pm, and I hope you will save this date now so that you can attend.

 

Today we celebrated our fall athletes with a pep rally.  I am very proud of every single student who participated in Cross Country, Volleyball, and Football this season.  Your hard work and determination is a great representation of the wildcat spirit!  There is still time to sign up for Basketball for grades 3-8.  I hope that many of you will choose to play and represent SJV in the diocesan games this winter.  Also competing in the diocese and our local community will be our Forensics and Science Olympiad teams.  We have such wonderful students with many talents and God-given abilities, and it is amazing to watch them shine!

 

I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!  Go Wildcats!!

 

God bless,

Jennifer McCormick

Principal

 

 

NEWS FOR THE WEEK:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

 

10/23-10/27 Red Ribbon Week

10/27     Spirit Day Friday to benefit the Science Olympiad Team

10/31     Trunk or Treat

11/1       Lifetouch Picture retake

11/8       Lifetouch Holiday Pictures

11/10     Veteran’s Day Program 2 pm

11/20     Usborne Book Fair

11/21     Usborne Book Fair

11/21     Thanksgiving Feast

11/22-24 No School

 

LOST AND FOUND

We have several clothing items in the lost and found that have not been claimed for weeks.  Please be sure to label or write your child’s name on all clothing, lunchboxes, backpacks, etc.

 

BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION

Thank you to all the families that turned in Box Tops – our classroom winners are:

Pre-K – Audrey Hodgins

K – Elizabeth Angel

1st – Atticus Deely

2nd – Sarah Stromer

3rd – Joseph Daughtry

4th – Holden Bilbrey

5th – Ryan Miller

6th – Joseph Collins

7th – Delaney Bilbrey

8th – Thomas Wall

Special Reward Popcorn Party – 3rd Grade most Box Tops

 

BASKETBALL SIGN UPS Sign-ups for 3rd through 8th grade basketball teams have begun!   The deadline to sign up is October 27.  Forms are available upon request.  Anyone interested in coaching this year should contact Mr. Timko at andy.timko@saintjohnvianney.org.

 

SPIRIT DAY FRIDAY   Just a reminder that this Friday is “Spirit Day” at SJV.  Bring $1.00 and dress in any SJV shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes.  All proceeds benefit this year’s Science Olympiad team.

 

WINTER UNIFORM REMINDER   Please remember that Winter Uniform begins November 1.  This means students will not be able to wear khaki shorts again until Spring Uniform begins on April 1.

 

ANNUAL VETERANS DAY PROGRAM   Our annual Veterans Day Assembly will be Friday, November 10 at 2:00 pm in the gym.  All veterans and current members of our armed forces are welcome to attend.  Please feel free to share this invitation with your friends and family.

 

TRUNK OR TREAT   Planning has begun for our October 31st event.  Sign up for SJV Trunk or Treat HERE!!!  http://signup.com/go/bEBfauj

 

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.  Our supporters (65 households) who shopped at Kroger between 6-1-2017 and 8-31-2017 (Cycle 2016, Qtr 4) have contributed to our $566.05 total donation.

Buffalo Wild Wings – Don’t forget to visit BWW and support SJV by presenting your Home Team Advantage Teammate Card.    Check Option C to print off your card.

WAY TO GO WILDCATS

Congratulations Shealee Smith for making it into the Moscow Great Russian Ballet Nutcracker!!  She will be a Party Girl!  She will be performing on Christmas Eve at 2pm at the Ryman Auditorium.  Purchase tickets at www.nutcracker.com

Our Cross Country team finished up a fantastic season.  We had 29 students representing all grades from Kindergarten to 8th grade.  Coach Dixon was extremely proud of the progress and dedication that all of the runners showed!

The Wildcats Junior Varsity volleyball team had such a good season!  I am very proud of these girls as we were the youngest team playing with 6th graders and yet they held their own against more experienced teams.  They fought hard for every point and got many compliments from other team coaches on our ability on the court!  We ended the season with 2 very astounding wins against a St Henry team and the St Joseph team.  Thanks for all your hard work girls!!  Coach Smith

 

 

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

 

Current SJV Wildcat students, as well as alumni, are encouraged to share your good news with us, so we can celebrate your successes!  Email your announcements to Mrs. Kathy King at Kathy.king@saintjohnvianney.org to be included in a future newsletter.

 

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE DIOCESE/COMMUNITY

 

 

 

Register for the Hendersonville Knights Lacrosse Clinics 

The Hendersonville Knights Lacrosse Club will be hosting Lacrosse Clinics for any 4th-8th graders interested in playing the sport. The clinics will be held at Pope John Paul II High School onThursday, October 26 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. (with a Halloween party and parent meeting to follow), and on Tuesday, November 7 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. All clinics will be held on the grass fields at JPII. To register, email Mary Leonard ‘11 at maleonard2015@gmail.com.

Knights Catholic Wrestling is a new wrestling program for children in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade starting next month at JPII High School. Practice will begin on 11/1 and enrollment has already begun. If your child is interested, please contact Jason Allman at 615-260-8589 or jason.allman@kofc.org

 

ADMISSIONS PLACEMENT TEST DATE – Pope John Paul II High School: October 21st & November 11th

All JPII applicants currently in the eighth grade are required to take the JPII placement test as part of the admissions process. Apply today at www.jp2hs.org and select one of the two scheduled placement test dates. In need of additional information? Contact the Admissions Office directly at 615-890-6014 or email admissions@jp2hs.org.

8th Grade Event – KNIGHT FOR A NIGHT! – Pope John Paul II High School, Friday, November 3rd from 6:45-9:00 p.m. 

All 8th graders are invited for dinner, games, bonfire and s’mores! Gather your friends and plan to attend this event that promises to be one night you won’t want to miss! Although not required, the favor of a reservation is appreciated. To RSVP, contact our Admissions Office at admissions@ jp2hs.org.

OPEN HOUSE – Pope John Paul II High School, Sunday, November 5th at 2:00 p.m.

Mark your calendar and plan to bring your family to our annual Open House where you will become acquainted with our academic offerings and extra/co-curricular activities, meet our students and faculty, walk our hallways and get a glimpse into all that JPII has to offer! Although not required, the favor of a reservation is appreciated. To RSVP, contact our Admissions Office at admissions@ jp2hs.org.

7th ANNUAL “IN COLOR” CALDWELL CLASSIC 5K –  Pope John Paul II High School, Saturday, November 11 at 9:00 a.m.  Registration $20 (adults & high school students) $15 middle school & military.  Put your running shoes on! All proceeds support The Jason Foundation, which is dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide through educational and awareness programming. Register today at bit.ly/caldwellclassic.

 

St. Cecilia Academy Admissions Open House (October 29), 2 p.m. 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville. Prospective students and families are invited. Info: www.stcecilia.edu/openhouse.

 

The Wizard of Oz (November 3-12), St. Cecilia Academy, 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville. For specific performance dates and times: www.stcecilia.edu/performanceseason.

“A Christmas Carol” (November 9-11), 7 p.m., Father Ryan, 700 Norwood Dr., Nashville. Tickets: $7 students; $9 adults.

Camp Marymount 2018 Summer Camp Registration is now open!   Go to our website and click on “apply now” under the summer camp tab to register your camper.  Please call our office 615-799-0410 with any questions.

Nashville Catholic Baseball Tryouts for 7th and 8th grade students (Saturday afternoon, Nov. 4). Info: www.NashvilleCatholicBaseball.org.

Father Ryan Strength and Conditioning Program.  Students in grades 5-8–both boys and girls—are invited to participate in Father Ryan’s Foundational Strength Program, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from October 24 through November 16 and from November 24-December 16.  There is a fee for the instruction.  For more information or to register, contact Tyler Newman, Strength and Conditioning Director at Father Ryan, at newmant@fatherryan.org

Academic Blend (Nov. 2, 9:30-11:15 a.m.), Father Ryan Library, 700 Norwood Dr., Nashville. Parents of 8th graders meet with Academic Dean Jennifer Anton to learn about the academic program. Info: fatherryan.org/events.

Why Arts? Program welcomes Omari Booker to Father Ryan.  The next event in Father Ryan’s “Why Arts? The Arts4Life” program welcomes acclaimed Nashville artist Omari Booker.  The presentation takes place November 7 at 6:30 in the Center for the Arts.  This is free and open to the public.  More information is available at fatherryan.org

Theology Speaker Series at Father Ryan. The first event of the 11th Annual Theology Speaker Series at Father Ryan takes place on Thursday, November 16 at 6 pm in the Dining Hall as we welcome Emily Trancik, a medical ethicist at St. Thomas Health.  This event is free and open to the community.

Enjoy “A Christmas Carol” at Father Ryan. The fall production of the Purple Masque Players, Charles Dickens timeless and heartwarming classic  “A Christmas Carol,” will be staged November 9-11 at the Center for the Arts on the Father Ryan campus.  Tickets are $7 for students and $9 for adults.  Curtain each night is at 7:00 p.m.

Retreat for Women of the Diocese of Nashville (November 17-19), Bethany Retreat House, Dickson. Theme: “Walking with Our Lady.” Conferences by Sr. Mary Madeline Todd, O.P. Mass and Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday and Sunday. Cost: Friday evening-Sunday morning, meals included: $150. Saturday only, includes three meals: $50. To register: 615-446-2063 or bethanyretreat@op-tn.org.

Hike for the Homeless (November 4), 9 a.m., Edwin Warner Park Picnic Shelters 9 & 11. Live music, inflatables, climbing wall, dog & stroller friendly paved trails. Benefit for Safe Haven Family Shelter. Info: http://safehaven.org/events/hike/.

Donelson Knights of Columbus Kids Halloween Party (October 27), 6-8:30 p.m., Free hot dog dinner, magician, games. Info/donations: 615-589-7052.

Academic Blend. Father Ryan invites parents of 8th graders to meet with Academic Dean Jennifer Anton to learn more about the school’s academic program.  The events will be in the Neuhoff Library on November 2nd, 9:30-11:15 am.

Learn more at fatherryan.org/events.

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

 

Newsletter October 18-24

St. John Vianney Catholic School

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

VOTED BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL IN SUMNER COUNTY – 2016 & 2017

 

Believing that each child is a gift from God to be cherished, guided,

and protected, the mission of St. John Vianney Catholic School is to

assist families and the Church in their responsibility of forming

educated Christians who lovingly serve God in this life, so as to be

with Him forever in the next

 

 

Newsletter for the week of October 18 – October 24, 2017

 

Letter from the Principal
Dear SJV Families:

 

I hope you had an enjoyable Fall Break!  I am excited to see the students back at school and so enthusiastic about starting second quarter.  First quarter report cards are available on your OptionC account at 4:30 pm this afternoon.  Please review this information as soon as possible, and reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

 

Our fifth annual Tee Off for Technology Golf Tournament was this past Monday, and it was another great success.  I can’t thank Mrs. Vivian Miller enough for the time and energy she has put into chairing this amazing event for the past several years.  We had a beautiful day, and all the attention to detail Mrs. Miller and her volunteers put into this event is evident to all.  Thank you to everyone who participated in any way – we appreciate all of our volunteers, sponsors, golfers and supporters so very much!

 

Enjoy this gorgeous fall weather and have a wonderful week ahead!

 

God bless,

Jennifer McCormick

Principal

 

 

NEWS FOR THE WEEK:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

 

10/19     Winter Consignment Sale – 2:00 p.m.

10/20     Parent Teacher Conferences No School

10/23     CIA Meeting 6 pm

10/23-10/27 Red Ribbon Week

10/25     Wildcat Wednesday (Football, Volleyball, Cross Country)

10/27     Spirit Day Friday to benefit the Science Olympiad Team

 

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES We look forward to seeing you on Friday for Parent Teacher Conferences.  If you were unable to schedule a conference for Friday, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher and they will be happy to make alternative arrangements.

 

BASKETBALL SIGN UPS Sign-ups for 3rd through 8th grade basketball teams have begun!  Please check your child’s Wednesday folder for more information.  The deadline to sign up is October 27.  Anyone interested in coaching this year should contact Mr. Timko at andy.timko@saintjohnvianney.org.

 

TRUNK OR TREAT   Planning has begun for our October 31st event.  Sign up for SJV Trunk or Treat HERE!!!  http://signup.com/go/bEBfauj

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.  Our supporters (65 households) who shopped at Kroger between 6-1-2017 and 8-31-2017 (Cycle 2016, Qtr 4) have contributed to our $566.05 total donation.

Buffalo Wild Wings – Don’t forget to visit BWW and support SJV by presenting your Home Team Advantage Teammate Card.    Check Option C to print off your card.

WAY TO GO WILDCATS

 

Rebecca Kirkpatrick’s travel soccer team, The Sumner County All-Stars 06 Premier, took home the gold at both the Battleground Tournament of Champions in Franklin, TN and The Bash in the Boro Tournament in Murfreesboro, TN.

 

Jacob Kirkpatrick’s travel soccer team, the TUSC 06 Boys White, were finalists in the United Cup of Champions in Hendersonville, TN.

 

Kicking off a new year with Girl Scout Troop 281, Shealee Smith, Sarah Joseph, and Rebecca Kirkpatrick earned their Bronze Award and Cadette status, Theresa Stull became a 2nd year Cadette, and Kate Joseph became a 2nd year Brownie.  Congratulations to these future female leaders!

 

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

 

Current SJV Wildcat students, as well as alumni, are encouraged to share your good news with us, so we can celebrate your successes!  Email your announcements to Mrs. Kathy King at Kathy.king@saintjohnvianney.org to be included in a future newsletter.

 

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE DIOCESE/COMMUNITY

 

 

Register for the Hendersonville Knights Lacrosse Clinics 

The Hendersonville Knights Lacrosse Club will be hosting Lacrosse Clinics for any 4th-8th graders interested in playing the sport. The clinics will be held at Pope John Paul II High School on Thursday, October 19 from 4:30-6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 26 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. (with a Halloween party and parent meeting to follow), and on Tuesday, November 7 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. All clinics will be held on the grass fields at JPII. To register, email Mary Leonard ‘11 at maleonard2015@gmail.com.

Knights Catholic Wrestling is a new wrestling program for children in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade starting next month at JPII High School. Practice will begin on 11/1 and enrollment has already begun. If your child is interested, please contact Jason Allman at 615-260-8589 or jason.allman@kofc.org

 

ADMISSIONS PLACEMENT TEST DATE – Pope John Paul II High School: October 21st & November 11th

All JPII applicants currently in the eighth grade are required to take the JPII placement test as part of the admissions process. Apply today at www.jp2hs.org and select one of the two scheduled placement test dates. In need of additional information? Contact the Admissions Office directly at 615-890-6014 or email admissions@jp2hs.org.

8th Grade Event – KNIGHT FOR A NIGHT! – Pope John Paul II High School, Friday, November 3rd from 6:45-9:00 p.m. 

All 8th graders are invited for dinner, games, bonfire and s’mores! Gather your friends and plan to attend this event that promises to be one night you won’t want to miss! Although not required, the favor of a reservation is appreciated. To RSVP, contact our Admissions Office at admissions@ jp2hs.org.

OPEN HOUSE – Pope John Paul II High School, Sunday, November 5th at 2:00 p.m.

Mark your calendar and plan to bring your family to our annual Open House where you will become acquainted with our academic offerings and extra/co-curricular activities, meet our students and faculty, walk our hallways and get a glimpse into all that JPII has to offer! Although not required, the favor of a reservation is appreciated. To RSVP, contact our Admissions Office at admissions@ jp2hs.org.

7th ANNUAL “IN COLOR” CALDWELL CLASSIC 5K –  Pope John Paul II High School, Saturday, November 11 at 9:00 a.m.  Registration $20 (adults & high school students) $15 middle school & military.  Put your running shoes on! All proceeds support The Jason Foundation, which is dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide through educational and awareness programming. Register today at bit.ly/caldwellclassic.

 

Junior High Harvest Night (October 21), 6-10 p.m., St. Cecilia Academy, 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville. Ambassadors will host 7th-8th grade girls on SCA’s campus for dinner, games, bonfire, and music. Registration: www.stcecilia.edu/HarvestNight or 615-298-4525, ext. 377.

Camp Marymount 2018 Summer Camp Registration is now open!   Go to our website and click on “apply now” under the summer camp tab to register your camper.  Please call our office 615-799-0410 with any questions.

Nashville Catholic Baseball Tryouts for 7th and 8th grade students (Saturday afternoon, Nov. 4). Info: www.NashvilleCatholicBaseball.org.

 

Father Ryan Open House on October 22.
Father Ryan is hosting its Open House on Sunday, October 22, from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.  This event provides families the opportunity to learn more about the academic, service, clubs and athletic offerings at Father Ryan, to tour the campus and to meet faculty and administrators.  You can pre-register for the event at www.fatherryan.org/events.

 

Dance with Pride!

Father Ryan’s Dance Company is hosting its annual Perform with Pride event at the school’s October 20th football game at Father Ryan for all interested grade schoolers.  The event begins with rehearsal at 3:30 p.m., followed by dinner, then the performance on the field at halftime. Cost is $40.

Register at www.fatherryan.org/performwithpride.

March with the Band at Jr. Irish Band NightFather Ryan’s Marching Band is welcoming any 7th and 8th grade band student, or guard member, in the area to march with the band at Father Ryan’s October 20th football game.  The evening will include rehearsal, dinner, T-shirt and begins at 4:00 p.m. There is no charge. Register online at fatherryan.org/jririshbandnight

 

Retreat for Women of the Diocese of Nashville (November 17-19), Bethany Retreat House, Dickson. Theme: “Walking with Our Lady.” Conferences by Sr. Mary Madeline Todd, O.P. Mass and Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday and Sunday. Cost: Friday evening-Sunday morning, meals included: $150. Saturday only, includes three meals: $50. To register: 615-446-2063 or bethanyretreat@op-tn.org.

Hike for the Homeless (November 4), 9 a.m., Edwin Warner Park Picnic Shelters 9 & 11. Live music, inflatables, climbing wall, dog & stroller friendly paved trails. Benefit for Safe Haven Family Shelter. Info: http://safehaven.org/events/hike/.

Donelson Knights of Columbus Kids Halloween Party (October 27), 6-8:30 p.m., Free hot dog dinner, magician, games. Info/donations: 615-589-7052.

Academic Blend. Father Ryan invites parents of 8th graders to meet with Academic Dean Jennifer Anton to learn more about the school’s academic program.  The events will be in the Neuhoff Library on November 2nd, 9:30-11:15 am.

Learn more at fatherryan.org/events.

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