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!
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 email@example.com 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.firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kathy King (Kathy.email@example.com) 615-230-7048 to discuss the many sponsorship
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com
Kathy King: Kathy.firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Pokracki: Amanda.email@example.com
Erin Thompson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rita Antone: email@example.com
Adrianna Wright: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindy Nardini: email@example.com
Sheila Ferrell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Toney Horton: email@example.com
Kreslyn Ruckman: Kreslyn.firstname.lastname@example.org
Cynthia Roberts: email@example.com
Andy Timko: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clay Dixon: email@example.com
Susan Gerstner: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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501 N. Water Avenue Gallatin, TN 37066