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Newsletter January 10-16, 2018

St. John Vianney Catholic School

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

VOTED BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL IN SUMNER COUNTY – 2016 & 2017

 

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

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

assist families and the Church in their responsibility of forming

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

with Him forever in the next

 

 

Newsletter for the week of January 10-16, 2018
Letter from the Principal
Dear SJV Families:

 

Words cannot convey how proud I am of our students for taking on Rachel’s Challenge so enthusiastically during yesterday’s kickoff assemblies and training.  I hope you had an opportunity to speak with your children about the program last night.  One of the key components of Rachel’s Challenge is to spread kindness and compassion throughout our school and community.  Our elementary students through 5th grade are working on a “chain reaction” of kindness by creating paper chains to represent their kind acts, while 6th through 8th grade students received training yesterday to begin a student-led “Friends of Rachel” Club at SJV.  Twenty of these students met with me today in small groups to begin projects to spread kindness in our school and our community.  I am inspired by the wonderful ideas these students have to show compassion for others.  I can’t wait to share their ideas with you as these projects come to life.

 

Today you will find re-enrollment information in your child’s Wednesday folder for the 2018-2019 school year.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.  As a courtesy for currently enrolled students, the registration fee is reduced from $100 to $50 per student through the end of this month.  We look forward to continuing our partnership with you as we start planning for the next school year.

 

Have a wonderful rest of the week, and enjoy your long weekend!

Jennifer McCormick

Principal

 

 

NEWS FOR THE WEEK:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

1/10        Last day to turn in auction items for Party Gras

1/15        No School-Martin Luther King Day

1/16        Vision/Hearing Testing

1/17        Vision/Hearing Testing

1/17        Lifetouch Team Photos

1/21        SJV Open House for Prospective Families 12 pm – 2 pm

1/28        CIA Family Social

1/28-2/1  Catholic Schools Week

 

NEW SJV SPIRITWEAR IN OFFICE!

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

 

Volunteer Hours needed?? – BASKETBALL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

St. John Vianney is hosting basketball games, January 27th, and February 17th.  We need volunteers for concessions and admissions.  Donations of concession items = volunteer hours. Call Kathy King 615-230-7048   Please contact Mr. Andy Timko at andy.timko@saintjohnvianney.org if you are available/interested in volunteering or donating. http://signup.com/go/upmkcHc   Thank you!

SECOND QUARTER REPORT CARDS

Report cards will be available to view on OptionC at 4:30 pm this afternoon.

 

LEUKEMIA LYMPHOMA SOCIETY-PENNIES FOR PATIENTS UPDATE:

Mr. Timko reports that we have raised a total of $94.07 for our Pennies for Patients project.

1st place – 7th & 3rd grade @ $33.17

2nd place – 2nd & 6th grade @ $27.87

3rd place – 5th & 1st grade @ $14.20

4th place – 4th & 8th grade @ $11.42

5th place – PreK & K @ $7.41

Keep turning in your pennies! We will continue to raise money until Valentine’s Day.  1st place grades this Friday will receive a surprise prize!!

 

PARTY GRAS TICKETS ON SALE

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

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

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

 

IT TAKES TWO…EARN AN OUT OF UNIFORM PASS!! WIN PARTY GRAS TICKETS!!

Don’t forget to turn in your Party Gras auction items this Friday, 1/12.  Donations are tax deductible!  Students who contribute at least two auction items get an out of uniform pass and parents’ names go in a drawing for two Party Gras tickets.

 

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.

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FREE THROW CHAMPIONSHIP – Boys & Girls ages 9-14 (Birth Certificate required) at Our Lady of the Lake Church Hall-Hendersonville Sunday, January 14 @ 1:00pm  Pizza and refreshments provided.  Contact Barry Raynor @ 615-527-7719 for more info

 

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.

 

ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN

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

 

 

 

WAY TO GO WILDCATS

 

Wildcat Basketball:  Saturday, January 13:  5th-6th grade @1:15 vs St. Bernard Red @ St. Bernard Gym-2304 Bernard Ave, Nashville, TN 37212   7th-8th grade @ 3:30 vs Overbrook @ Christ the King Gym-3105 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212

 

Girls Scouts Shealee Smith, Sarah Joseph, Kate Joseph, Anna Joseph (SJV ’16), Theresa Stull, and Rebecca Kirkpatrick volunteered over their Christmas break at Room in the Inn.  Along with their parents and siblings they were able to feed 37 homeless men a warm meal and prepare them a comfortable place to sleep.  Shannon Smith (SJV Parent to Shealee & Korbin) organized the event.

 

SJV Alum Claire Wehby (Class of 2015), a junior at St. Cecelia Academy, completed an internship in Early Childhood Education here at SJV this past week.  She worked with Mrs. Pokracki and our Pre-K class.  It’s always great to see one of our alumni!  Thank you, Claire, for spending your week back at SJV!

 

Wildcat spirit wear available in the Spirit Shop daily 7:30-3:30   Show your school spirit and support our teams by wearing the latest Wildcat hoodies and t-shirts.

 

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

 

JPII EARLY ACTION ACCEPTED APPLICANTS: CONTRACTS & DEPOSIT DUE ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 11, 2018
All students who have been accepted to Pope John Paul II High School must submit their contracts and deposit by Thursday, January 11th to secure a spot in the Class of 2022. Applying for need-based financial aid? Please return your contract and deposit January 11 to initiate the financial aid process. If your plans have changed and your contract is not submitted by January 11, your spot will be released to one of the applicants in our JPII wait pool. Don’t delay! Submit your contract and deposit today! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Admissions Office at admissions@jp2hs.org.

REGISTER FOR JPII’s 2018 FOOTBALL WINTER MINI-CAMP SERIES – Pope John Paul II High School, Sunday, January 14, 21, 28, from 3-5 p.m.
All 6th-8th grade football players are invited to attend JPII’s 2018 Football Winter Mini-Camp Series, led by former NFL and Vanderbilt lineman and current JPII Head Football Coach Justin Geisinger. The Lineman Camp will take place on Sunday, January 14 from 3-5 p.m. The Offensive Skills Camp will take place on Sunday, January 21 from 3-5 p.m. The Defensive Skills Camp will take place on Sunday, January 28 from 3-5 p.m. All camps are FREE and will be held in the Jim Carell Athletic Complex at JPII. For more information and to register, please email Brian Sneed ’06, Assistant Athletic Director, at brian.sneed@jp2hs.org.

TASTE & SEE AT JPII – Pope John Paul II High School, Wednesday, January 17, 10:45 a.m.
Prospective Parents: Please join us on Thursday, January 17 at 10:45 a.m. for an informational lunch with Headmaster Mike Deely and members of our staff. After lunch, take a tour of our facilities and catch a glimpse of an actual school day at JPII. This event is open to all prospective parents. To RSVP, please email Mary Leonard ’11, Admissions Officer, at admissions@jp2hs.org

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

PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES: JOIN US FOR COMMUNITY KNIGHT! – Pope John Paul II High School, Friday, February 9, 2018
Calling all elementary and middle school students: Make plans to attend our Community Knight on Friday, February 16th. Prospective students and parents are invited to come in advance of the men’s and women’s basketball games vs. Lipscomb for a night of fun including a hotdog bar and admission to our annual Chili Cook-Off. The event begins at 5:45 p.m., just before tipoff of the Lady Knights game at 6 p.m. Please RSVP if you will be attending by emailing our Admissions Office at admissions@jp2hs.org. We hope to see you there!

 

Free Football Mini-Camp for 6-8th graders (January 14, 21, 28), 3-5 p.m., JPII High School, 117 Caldwell Dr., Hendersonville. Led by JPII Head Coach, former NFL and Vanderbilt lineman, Justin Geisinger. Learn techniques, drills and more. There will be three different camps: Lineman (OL/DL/TE) Camp (Jan. 14); Offensive Skills (QB/WR/RB) Camp (Jan. 21); and Defensive Skills (LB/DB) Camp (Jan. 28). Info/registration: brian.sneed@jp2hs.org.

 

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

 

 

Father Ryan’s 39th Legacy Gala

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

Nashville Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Meeting (January 27), 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Edward, 188 Thompson Ln., Nashville. All women of the diocese are invited. Learn how Thistle Farms of Nashville helps women overcome trafficking, prostitution and addiction. Their home & body products will be for sale. Mass 10 a.m. Lunch: $10 members; $15 non-members

Employment:

Catholic Charities is seeking a full-time Family Empowerment Case Manager in Social Services. Email cover letter with salary history and resume to Kim Demetrio, Supervisor of Housing Services, via Sabrina Hester shester@cctenn.org. Info/qualifications: http://www.dioceseofnashville.com/index.cfm?load=page&page=202.

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.

 

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.

 

Camp Marymount is taking staff applications. If you are looking for a fun summer, while enhancing the lives of others, join our staff. Apply: http://www.campmarymount.com/summer-camp/staff/.

 

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

 

 

 

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Newsletter December 13-19, 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 December 13-19, 2017

 

Letter from the Principal
Dear SJV Families:

 

It seems like I say this every year, but first semester has truly gone by quickly!  It is hard to believe Christmas is only 11 days away.  Before departing for the holidays, we look forward to seeing you at our annual Christmas program on Monday evening.  It is always one of the most attended SJV events of the school year, so it is a great chance to wish all of your SJV friends a Merry Christmas, in addition to seeing our students perform.

 

Our SJV Annual Giving Campaign is off to a great start!  So far, 21% of our faculty/staff and 13% of our families have responded.  Thank you for your contributions of both prayer and donations to our school!  It is not too late to respond.  If you have misplaced your card, more are available in the office.  Thank you for considering supporting our campaign and our school with prayers and/or monetary contributions.

 

I pray that your Christmas and extended break will be full of love and laughter with friends and family, and may your travels be safe and your days be healthy.

 

Have a blessed Christmas,

Jennifer McCormick

 

 

NEWS FOR THE WEEK:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

 

12/14     Middle School Exams

12/15     Middle School Exams

12/18     Middle School Exams

12/18     Christmas Program 6 pm in the main church

12/19     Dismissal 11:30 am – No aftercare

12/20-1/3 No School-Christmas Break

 

 

 

NEW SJV SPIRITWEAR IN OFFICE!

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

 

Volunteer Hours needed?? – BASKETBALL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

St. John Vianney is hosting basketball games, January 27th, and February 17th.  We need volunteers for concessions and admissions.  Donations of concession items = volunteer hours. Call Kathy King 615-230-7048   Please contact Mr. Andy Timko at andy.timko@saintjohnvianney.org if you are available/interested in volunteering or donating. http://signup.com/go/upmkcHc   Thank you!

 

PARTY GRAS TICKETS ON SALE

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

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

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

 

PARTY GRAS – 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.

 

SJV CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

The annual SJV Christmas Program is right around the corner!  This special evening gives us all the opportunity to celebrate the true meaning of this season, while enjoying the talents of our students and fellowship with one another.  This year’s program is Monday, December 18 at 6pm at the main church.  Students in 8th grade, as well as Pre-K through 2nd grade, should be hearing from their homeroom teachers soon about what students should wear for this evening.  Students in 3rd through 7th grade should wear “Sunday Best” and/or holiday attire (no jeans, t-shirts, or tennis shoes, please).  Students should arrive at the church at 5:45 pm.  The program should last no more than an hour, and features each and every student in our school.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

HELP WANTED – AFTERCARE SUPERVISOR

We are currently accepting applications for an aftercare supervisor.  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

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.

 

ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN

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

 

 

WAY TO GO WILDCATS

 

Let’s Go Wildcats!!  Coach Evan Hunley and his 5th-6th grade basketball team will compete Saturday 12/16 against St. Joseph @ 10:15 in the St. Bernard Gym – 2304 Bernard Ave, Nashville, TN 37212

 

Coach Antone and his 7th-8th JV Basketball team will compete Saturday 12/16 against St. Mathew @ 2:45 in the St. Matthew Gym – 533 Sneed Rd W, Franklin, TN 37069

 

Wildcat gear available in the Spirit Shop daily 7:30-3:30   Show your school spirit and support our teams by wearing the latest Wildcat hoodies and t-shirts.

 

 

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

 

Strength and Conditioning Program for 5-8 grade boys and girls (Tuesdays, Thursdays; Nov. 24-Dec. 16), Father Ryan, 700 Norwood Dr., Nashville. Info/registration/cost: newmant@fatherryan.org.​

 

JPII Young Alumni Winterfest (December 16), 5-8 p.m., JPII High School, 117 Caldwell Dr., Hendersonville. Visit with former teachers, classmates and friends while taking part in House Games and other fun events. AlumKnights from the classes of 2012-2017 are invited. Mass 5 p.m.; festivities 6 p.m. Info/RSVP: mary.leonard@jp2hs.org.

 

Christmas Volleyball Clinics for K-4 and 5-8 grades (Dec. 21-22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Dec. 23, 2-4 p.m.), Father Ryan, 700 Norwood Dr., Nashville. Cost: $10/player. Registration: www.fatherryan.org/volleyballclinic.

 

Willie Brown Basketball Classic and Class of ’68 Salute (December 29), 7 p.m., Father Ryan, 700 Norwood Dr., Nashville.

 

Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Tournament (January 5-6), Father Ryan, 700 Norwood Dr., Nashville. Info: www.fatherryan.org/athletics.

 

Free Football Mini-Camp for 6-8th graders (January 14, 21, 28), 3-5 p.m., JPII High School, 117 Caldwell Dr., Hendersonville. Led by JPII Head Coach, former NFL and Vanderbilt lineman, Justin Geisinger. Learn techniques, drills and more. There will be three different camps: Lineman (OL/DL/TE) Camp (Jan. 14); Offensive Skills (QB/WR/RB) Camp (Jan. 21); and Defensive Skills (LB/DB) Camp (Jan. 28). Info/registration: brian.sneed@jp2hs.org.

 

Christmas Coffeehouse and Live Nativity (December 16), Our Lady of the Lake, 1729 Stop Thirty Rd., Hendersonville. Nativity 5-7 p.m.; Coffeehouse, featuring live Christmas music, coffee, and desserts 7 p.m. Tickets: $5.

Application to JPII High School for the 2018-2019 school year: www.jp2hs.org. Info: 615-890-6014 or admissions@jp2hs.org.

 

 

Share the Journey (January 9), 6:30 p.m., CPC, 2800 McGavock Pike, Nashville. Mass, dinner, discussion. Catholic Charities and the Office of Adult Formation will join Pope Francis’ call to support our brothers and sisters who have fled their homes to seek a safe life for their families. During National Migration Week, come together as a community to pray, learn, celebrate, and help our neighbors in need. Info/registration: bitly.com/SharetheJourneyNashville.

 

Speaker: Fr. Greg Boyle, author of New York Times Bestselling book “Tattoos on the Heart” (January 28), 7 p.m., St. Henry, 6401 Harding Rd., Nashville. Fr. Greg works to bring rival gang members in the Los Angeles area together through Homeboy Industries; a gang intervention, rehab, and re-entry pro­gram. Tickets: https://www. eventbrite.com/e/the-power-of-boundless-compassion-an-evening-with-father-greg-boyle-tickets-38945758813?aff=es2.

 

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.

 

Christmas Coffeehouse and Live Nativity (December 16), Our Lady of the Lake, 1729 Stop Thirty Rd., Hendersonville. Nativity 5-7 p.m.; Coffeehouse, featuring live Christmas music, coffee, and desserts 7 p.m. Tickets: $5.

 

Father Ryan’s 39th Legacy Gala

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

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

Camp Marymount is taking staff applications. If you are looking for a fun summer, while enhancing the lives of others, join our staff. Apply: http://www.campmarymount.com/summer-camp/staff/.

 

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

 

 

 

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Newsletter December 6-12, 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 December 6 – 12, 2017

 

Letter from the Principal
Dear SJV Families:

 

It’s beginning to look (and feel) a lot like Christmas!  Students are very excited about the upcoming holiday, and the change in weather makes it feel even more like the holiday season.  Please remember that students do go out for recess every day, unless it is raining or the feels like temperature is below 32 degrees.  Please make sure they have appropriate outerwear to keep warm, now that the weather has turned colder.  Also remember, girls may wear tights with their skirts/jumpers, or on days in which the high temperature is forecast to be less than 45 degrees, girls may wear long khaki pants with a belt, even on mass days.

 

This was an important week for our second graders, as many of them received the sacrament of reconciliation for the first time Monday evening.  Congratulations to each of them as they grow in their faith and continue the journey of preparation for receiving their First Holy Communion in the spring.

 

Our basketball teams have also begun their seasons, and our forensics team continued theirs with a meet at St. Rose last weekend.  It is wonderful to see so many of our students sharing their gifts and talents to represent our school in the diocesan community!  Thank you also to the parents and coaches who generously give of their time to support these endeavors!

 

Our middle school students have begun their preparation for semester exams, which will begin next week.  Please help your student stay the course through the end of the semester, even though distractions are plentiful this time of year.  Our Christmas break is a mere 8 ½ school days away!

 

I pray that you have a wonderful week!

 

God bless,

Jennifer McCormick

Principal

 

 

NEWS FOR THE WEEK:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

 

12/11     Christmas Out of Uniform

12/14     Middle School Exams

12/15     Middle School Exams

12/18     Middle School Exams

12/18     Christmas Program 6 pm in the main church

12/19     Dismissal 11:30 am – No aftercare

12/20-1/3 No School-Christmas Break

 

NEW SJV SPIRITWEAR IN OFFICE!

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

 

BASKETBALL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

St. John Vianney is hosting basketball games, Dec. 9th, January 27th, and February 17th.  We need volunteers for concessions and admissions, as well as donations of concession items.   Please contact Mr. Andy Timko at andy.timko@saintjohnvianney.org if you are available/interested in volunteering or donating. http://signup.com/go/upmkcHc   Thank you!

 

PARTY GRAS TICKETS ON SALE

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

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

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

 

STUDENT COUNCIL SERVICE PROJECT – LADIES OF CHARITY

Our SJV Student Council is once again participating in the Ladies of Charity Christmas Basket collection for needy families.  Their goal is to collect 100 jars of peanut butter to contribute to the baskets.  If you would like to help them reach their goal, please send in your jar(s) no later than Thursday, December 7.

 

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.

 

SJV CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

The annual SJV Christmas Program is right around the corner!  These special evening gives us all the opportunity to celebrate the true meaning of this season, while enjoying the talents of our students and fellowship with one another.  This year’s program is Monday, December 18 at 6pm at the main church.  Students in 8th grades, as well as Pre-K through 2nd grade, should be hearing from their homeroom teachers soon about what students should wear for this evening.  Students in 3rd through 7th grade should wear “Sunday Best” and/or holiday attire (no jeans, t-shirts, or tennis shoes, please).  Students should arrive at the church at 5:45 pm.  The program should last no more than an hour, and features each and every student in our school.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

HELP WANTED – AFTERCARE SUPERVISOR

We are currently accepting applications for an aftercare supervisor.  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

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.

 

ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN UPDATE

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

 

 

WAY TO GO WILDCATS

Shout out to SJV Alumnus, Evan Hunley, Class of 2007.  He is our new 5-6th grade basketball coach. Recently Evan said “It’s awesome to finally be able to give something back to a school that gave me so much in the year I spent there”.  Thank you, Evan, for giving back to SJV.

 

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

 

Christmas Coffeehouse and Live Nativity (December 16), Our Lady of the Lake, 1729 Stop Thirty Rd., Hendersonville. Nativity 5-7 p.m.; Coffeehouse, featuring live Christmas music, coffee, and desserts 7 p.m. Tickets: $5.

Application to JPII High School for the 2018-2019 school year: www.jp2hs.org. Info: 615-890-6014 or admissions@jp2hs.org.

 

JPII Young Alumni Winterfest (December 16), 5-8 p.m., JPII High School, 117 Caldwell Dr., Hendersonville. Visit with former teachers, classmates and friends while taking part in House Games and other fun events. AlumKnights from the classes of 2012-2017 are invited. Mass 5 p.m.; festivities 6 p.m. Info/RSVP: mary.leonard@jp2hs.org.

 

Free Football Mini-Camp for 6-8th graders (January 14, 21, 28), 3-5 p.m., JPII High School, 117 Caldwell Dr., Hendersonville. Led by JPII Head Coach, former NFL and Vanderbilt lineman, Justin Geisinger. Learn techniques, drills and more. There will be three different camps: Lineman (OL/DL/TE) Camp (Jan. 14); Offensive Skills (QB/WR/RB) Camp (Jan. 21); and Defensive Skills (LB/DB) Camp (Jan. 28). Info/registration: brian.sneed@jp2hs.org.

 

Share the Journey (January 9), 6:30 p.m., CPC, 2800 McGavock Pike, Nashville. Mass, dinner, discussion. Catholic Charities and the Office of Adult Formation will join Pope Francis’ call to support our brothers and sisters who have fled their homes to seek a safe life for their families. During National Migration Week, come together as a community to pray, learn, celebrate, and help our neighbors in need. Info/registration: bitly.com/SharetheJourneyNashville.

 

Speaker: Fr. Greg Boyle, author of New York Times Bestselling book “Tattoos on the Heart” (January 28), 7 p.m., St. Henry, 6401 Harding Rd., Nashville. Fr. Greg works to bring rival gang members in the Los Angeles area together through Homeboy Industries; a gang intervention, rehab, and re-entry pro­gram. Tickets: https://www. eventbrite.com/e/the-power-of-boundless-compassion-an-evening-with-father-greg-boyle-tickets-38945758813?aff=es2.

 

WBOU 100.5 FM, Nashville’s Catholic radio station. WBOU 100.5 FM is now live streaming online and on your mobile device at: wbou.org. Relevant Radio, a Catholic network, provides our news and information. From 11 a.m.-12 noon, Monday-Friday, listen to We Believe, as Deacon Jim Walsh discusses the Catholic faith in an ecumenical manner with United Methodist Minister, Dr. Richard Shriver.

 

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.

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.

 

 

“Christmas with Kevin & Friends,” a dinner/concert (December 9), 6 p.m., Cathedral, Fleming Center, 2015 West End Ave., Nashville. Dinner at 6 p.m. (Reservations required for dinner). Show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: https://www.cathedralnashville.org/107.

 

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.

 

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.

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.

Camp Marymount is taking staff applications. If you are looking for a fun summer, while enhancing the lives of others, join our staff. Apply: http://www.campmarymount.com/summer-camp/staff/.

 

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 29-December 5, 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 29-December 5, 2017

 

Letter from the Principal
Dear SJV Families:

 

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your friends and family!  While the break was nice, I think most of us were thankful to get back into a regular routine this week, or as regular a week as it can be with the beginning of Christmas shopping and our many holiday activities.

Yesterday, #GivingTuesday allowed SJV the opportunity to launch our new Annual Giving Campaign.  For many years, members of the school board and I, with initial guidance from our Superintendent, Dr. Therese Williams, and assistance from other diocesan schools, have worked to make this initiative a reality.  I am grateful for the hard work of these dedicated SJV supporters and volunteers.

As we continue our 15th year of operation, we look to the future of St. John Vianney School.  I have been honored to be a member of this community for these past 15 years as a parent, volunteer, teacher, and principal, working with so many others to build a legacy of excellence in Catholic education.  We have accomplished so much, and as we plan for the next 15 years and beyond, our school continues to need support in many forms in order to grow and prosper.

My son began kindergarten here when the school opened in 2003, and though he is now a college student, he tells me often the impact his SJV experience had on him, and how he hopes that one day his own children will have the opportunity to attend SJV.  While neither of us knows the plan God has for his future, the sentiment of this hope is powerful to me.  Our first SJV graduates are now in their late 20’s and the possibility of second-generation SJV students here soon is very real and exciting.

The Annual Giving Campaign allows SJV the chance to ask stakeholders of SJV, both past and present, to support our mission in a variety of ways.  Obviously, time, talent, and treasure are requested of you frequently throughout the year.  We know so many of you have already volunteered your time and talents, or given money to our school, and by no means does this campaign mean to diminish the significance of these gifts, or our appreciation for them.  Another extremely important component of this initiative is our request for prayers.  Prayer is so significant, and the more people we have praying for the success of our school and our students, the better.

Today’s Wednesday folder includes information on this campaign, including a donation card.  I ask that you please take a few moments to review the materials, consider how you are able to participate, and return the card to the school.  If you know of other people who would like to participate, such as grandparents or other family members, additional information and donation cards are available in the school office and on our website at http://www.saintjohnvianney.org/support/.

We have an amazing school here at SJV, and I am excited to see what great things await us in the next 15 years.  I appreciate your love, dedication, and support for our school, and look forward to working with you as we continue to build on the late Bishop Choby’s dream of providing an excellent Catholic education for families in our community.

With love and gratitude,

Jennifer McCormick

Principal

 

 

NEWS FOR THE WEEK:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

 

12/2        Second Grade Parent Meeting-First Reconciliation 10:30 am in small church

12/4       First Reconciliation 7 pm in the main church

12/14     Middle School Exams

12/15     Middle School Exams

12/18     Middle School Exams

12/18     Christmas Program 6 pm in the main church

12/19     Dismissal 11:30 am – No aftercare

12/20-1/3 No School-Christmas Break

 

 

St. John Vianney will be hosting basketball games on Dec. 2nd, Dec. 9th, January 27th, and February 17th.  We will be needing volunteers for concessions and admissions, as well as possible donations of concession items to sell.  Please contact Mr. Andy Timko at andy.timko@saintjohnvianney.org if you are available/interested in volunteering or donating. Thank you!

 

PARTY GRAS TICKETS ON SALE

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

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

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

 

STUDENT COUNCIL SERVICE PROJECT – LADIES OF CHARITY

Our SJV Student Council is once again participating in the Ladies of Charity Christmas Basket collection for needy families.  Their goal is to collect 100 jars of peanut butter to contribute to the baskets.  If you would like to help them reach their goal, please send in your jar(s) no later than Thursday, December 7.

 

 

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.

 

SJV CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

The annual SJV Christmas Program is right around the corner!  These special evening gives us all the opportunity to celebrate the true meaning of this season, while enjoying the talents of our students and fellowship with one another.  This year’s program is Monday, December 18 at 6pm at the main church.  Students in 8th grades, as well as Pre-K through 2nd grade, should be hearing from their homeroom teachers soon about what students should wear for this evening.  Students in 3rd through 7th grade should wear “Sunday Best” and/or holiday attire (no jeans, t-shirts, or tennis shoes, please).  Students should arrive at the church at 5:45 pm.  The program should last no more than an hour, and features each and every student in our school.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

HELP WANTED – AFTERCARE SUPERVISOR

We are currently accepting applications for an aftercare supervisor.  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

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.

 

 

WAY TO GO WILDCATS

 

Congratulations to our Forensics Team on their Performance at the November 19 Invitational!

Scarlett Beasley – 3rd place Poetry

Delaney Bilbrey – 3rd place Audition

One-Act Play – 4th place – “Party Girls” – Lydia Uhl, Hannah Forrest and Erin Forrest

One-Act Play – 3rd place – “The Tale of the Dog” – Scarlett Beasley, Sami Hill, Olivia Simino, Alexis Simino

The Carolyn Baker Award – an award given to the team who has the highest average score based on the number of competitors.

 

Our 5th and 6th graders will be competing this weekend at St. Rose.

 

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

 

Father Ryan Placement Testing Date for 8th graders (Dec. 2). Required pre-registration: fatherryan.org/placementtest. Info: 615-383-4200.

 

Application to JPII High School for the 2018-2019 school year: www.jp2hs.org. Info: 615-890-6014 or admissions@jp2hs.org.

 

Christmas at the Cathedral (December 4-5), 7:30 p.m., 2015 West End Ave., Nashville. Christmas concert with the Cathedral Choir, 130 The Cathedral Choir, The Choirs of St. Cecilia Academy, The Choirs of Fr. Ryan H.S., The Chamber Singers of JP2, 150 singers with full orchestra. Free Admission

 

JPII Young Alumni Winterfest (December 16), 5-8 p.m., JPII High School, 117 Caldwell Dr., Hendersonville. Visit with former teachers, classmates and friends while taking part in House Games and other fun events. AlumKnights from the classes of 2012-2017 are invited. Mass 5 p.m.; festivities 6 p.m. Info/RSVP: mary.leonard@jp2hs.org.

 

Free Football Mini-Camp for 6-8th graders (January 14, 21, 28), 3-5 p.m., JPII High School, 117 Caldwell Dr., Hendersonville. Led by JPII Head Coach, former NFL and Vanderbilt lineman, Justin Geisinger. Learn techniques, drills and more. There will be three different camps: Lineman (OL/DL/TE) Camp (Jan. 14); Offensive Skills (QB/WR/RB) Camp (Jan. 21); and Defensive Skills (LB/DB) Camp (Jan. 28). Info/registration: brian.sneed@jp2hs.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.

 

Feast Day of Dorothy Day, Servant of God (November 29), 7 p.m., Catholic Pastoral Center, 2800 McGavock Pike, Nashville (Door #4). Free documentary viewing and discussion. Info/RSVP: amayer@cctenn.org or 615-760-1019.

 

Speaker: Fr. Greg Boyle, author of New York Times Bestselling book “Tattoos on the Heart” (January 28), 7 p.m., St. Henry, 6401 Harding Rd., Nashville. Fr. Greg works to bring rival gang members in the Los Angeles area together through Homeboy Industries; a gang intervention, rehab, and re-entry pro­gram. Tickets: https://www. eventbrite.com/e/the-power-of-boundless-compassion-an-evening-with-father-greg-boyle-tickets-38945758813?aff=es2.

WBOU 100.5 FM, Nashville’s Catholic radio station. WBOU 100.5 FM is now live streaming online and on your mobile device at: wbou.org. Relevant Radio, a Catholic network, provides our news and information. From 11 a.m.-12 noon, Monday-Friday, listen to We Believe, as Deacon Jim Walsh discusses the Catholic faith in an ecumenical manner with United Methodist Minister, Dr. Richard Shriver.

 

Hope Clinic Cider Carols (November 30), 6:30-8:30 p.m., Rocketown, 4th Ave. Nashville. Sweet treats, live entertainment, silent auction, and a client story. Tickets: www.hopeclinicforwomen.org/cidercarols.

 

Christmas Craft Fair (December 2), 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Immaculate Conception, 709 Franklin St., Clarksville. Vendors, baked goods, and country kitchen. Admission $1. Info: 573-768-4982.

 

“Christmas with Kevin & Friends,” a dinner/concert (December 9), 6 p.m., Cathedral, Fleming Center, 2015 West End Ave., Nashville. Dinner at 6 p.m. (Reservations required for dinner). Show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: https://www.cathedralnashville.org/107.

 

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 will be taking staff applications on December 1st.     If you are looking for a fun summer, while enhancing the lives of others we would love for you to be part of our staff.  Please go to our website and fill out an application.  http://www.campmarymount.com/summer-camp/staff/

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 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