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February 8 Newsletter

St. John Vianney Catholic School

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

 

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

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

assist families and the Church in their responsibility of forming

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

with Him forever in the next

 

 

February 8 through February 14, 2017

 

Letter from the Principal:

Dear SJV Families:

Catholic Schools Week last week was a wonderful celebration of all the great things we have to be thankful for here at SJV.  Thank you very much to all of you who participated in the many activities and events we had.  The week ended with Grandparents Day, and it was fabulous to see so many of them here at our school.  The program that the students put on for the grandparents was such a good reflection of the hard work and love that the students and teachers exhibit here at SJV, and it made me wish we had a program for the parents as well so that you too could have the opportunity to personally witness the many unique opportunities our students have here.

 

The year is flying by, and at the next CIA meeting (this coming Monday, February 13 at 3:30 pm), we will not only talk about the remaining events of this school year, but we will be discussing several proposals for CIA expenditures for the remainder of this year and the next school year.  Your input is very valuable, and I hope that you will make plans to attend this meeting so that you can be involved in the decision making process.  Meetings are never longer than one hour, and childcare is provided, so mark your calendar!

 

Lastly, please be sure to attend the 7th annual SJV school play this Friday evening at 6:30 pm.  The students and teachers have been working very hard on this production of Peter Pan, and I personally cannot wait to see them showcase their acting and singing talents!

 

Have a great week!

 

God bless,

Jennifer McCormick

 

 

 

 

NEWS FOR THE WEEK:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

2/10:                                      Peter Pan (School Play) at 6:30 pm

2/14:                                      Valentine Parties

2/15:                                      Wildcat Wednesday for basketball players and Forensics

2/17:                                      No School: Diocesan In-service

2/20:                                      No School: Presidents Day

2/23 & 2/24:                       Students bring lunch from home: Party Gras set-up

2/25:                                      Party Gras 5:00 pm

3/16:                                      SJV Spirit Night at Panera Bread – 4 to 8 pm

3/20:                                      SJV Night at the Nashville Predators Game

 

Calendar Update: There are no Masses on Tuesday, February 14 or Thursday, February 16th

 

YOU CAN FLY!  JOIN US FRIDAY AT 6:30 FOR SJV’S PRODUCTION OF PETER PAN

Come fly with Wendy, Peter, and Tink on their frolicking adventures with The Lost Boys in Neverland!  Cheer them on as they take on Hook (if the crocodile doesn’t get him first!) in this heartwarming production.  The curtain opens at 6:30 so don’t be late.   Hope to see you there!

 

STUDENT OUTREACH IN DESPERATE NEED OF ITEMS TO COMPLETE FOOD BAGS FOR HUNGRY STUDENTS!

Our Service and Jr. Service Councils have been assembling food bags for the needy in Sumner County and they are really short on items needed to complete the bags.  The items in need are:

 

116 entrees (individual servings of ravioli, spaghetti-o’s, Vienna sausages please- no large cans – they won’t fit)

85 Snacks (granola bars or cheese/peanut butter crackers please)

28 boxed milks

12 fruit squeezables

 

These bags provide the only food these kids eat for an entire weekend and are scheduled for pick-up next week, so we the councils would love to be able to complete this important outreach before then.

 

Questions?  Please contact Mrs. Raybourne or Mrs. Thompson at casey.raybourne@saintjohnvianney.org or erin.thompson@saintjohnvianney.org or the school office at 615-230-7048

 

FINANCIAL AID FOR 2017-2018The deadline to apply for financial aid is March 31, 2017, and families who wish to be considered must have submitted an application/enrollment contract to the school, as well as a tuition assistance application through TADS.com.  If you have questions, please call the school office.

WE ARE ALMOST ¾ OF THE WAY THROUGH THE SCHOOL YEAR – HOW ARE YOU DOING ON SERVICE HOURS!

Have you gotten your required service hours completed yet?  There are still a few opportunities left to earn hours, but not a whole lot, so you might want to take advantage of a few of the opportunities still available like:

 

Volunteers at the 2 remaining basketball games

Donations for Party Gras

Finding sponsors for the 5K on April 8th    

 

Information on how to sign up for some of these events are included in this newsletter.  For additional information on other events you can contact the school office at 230-7048.  Thanks for your help!

 

WILDCATS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND!

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH   

3rd & 4th grade boys’ basketball vs. St. Henry 1pm at home.

5th & 6th grade boys’ basketball vs. St. Matthew #1 8:00 am at St. Matthew

5th & 6th grade girls’ basketball vs. St. Matthew 12:15 pm at St. Pius

7th & 8th grade boys’ basketball vs. St. Henry 4:45 pm at St. Pius

 

Forensics Team – at Overbrook

 

SJV IS HOSTING 2 MORE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS THIS SEASON AND WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THEM HAPPEN!

Our next home game is February 11th.  If you would like to help at this game, or on February 18th, here’s what you do.  We’re using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming SignUps.  Just 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/tZezfG

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

 

http://signup.com/go/tZezfG

 

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

 

WANT TO HELP BUT CAN’T BE AT THE GAMES ON FEBRUARY 11TH?  Donations are needed to sell in the concession stand.  You can earn 1 hour of volunteer time for every ten dollars spent on items off the list.  This is a great way to support SJV athletics and earn hours at the same time.  Items needed for the games are:  Bottled water, Hot Dogs Buns, & popcorn kernels & oil.

 

 

WAY TO GO WILDCATS

If you know of a special accomplishment of an SJV student (current or alumnus) please let us know so we can share the good news with everyone!

 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR SCHEDULE

Choir (1-8) – Wednesday, February 15th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm and Friday, February 10th during recess.

Forensics (5-8) – Monday, February 13th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Junior Service Council (1-4):  (2nd Tuesday of the Month) March 14th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

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

Junior Science Olympiad (1-5): (1st and 3rd Tue of each month) Feb 21 and March 7th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Science Olympiad (6-8) – Every Tuesday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

School Play: Fri 2/10 Play Performance; Actors to arrive by 5:45; show time at 6:30 pm

 

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS   If you shop at Kroger and have a Kroger Plus Card, you can support SJV with every purchase you make.  Simply sign up at https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards and designate SJV using code 89457.  Kroger will donate a percentage of your purchase to SJV, at no cost to you.  During the last cycle (9-1-2016 to 11-30-2016), SJV had 50 households participate, which generated a donation from Kroger to SJV in the amount of $694.45.

 

CIA (Community in Action): 

 

Our next CIA meeting is Monday, February 13th at 3:30 pm and will be hosted by Mrs. Thompson and the Kindergarten class.  All SJV families are welcome and encouraged to attend to find out what’s going on with our CIA activities and fundraisers this year and earn an hour of volunteer time!  Our Kindergarten students will open our meeting with a brief presentation, and then Mrs. Thompson will be providing child care for those students, and any other SJV students whose parents need childcare during the meeting.  Meetings never last more than one hour and are a great way to find out about school events and get to know other families.  See you there!

 

 

SJV Spirit Day at PANERA BREAD – GALLATIN. SJV will be having a spirit night on Thursday, March 16 at Panera Bread in Gallatin, so mark your calendar and save the date!  A flyer with more information will be sent home as the event draws closer.

 

SJV NIGHT AT NASHVILLE PREDATORS GAME is monday, march 20th

 

Come watch the Nashville Predators vs. Arizona Coyotes at Bridgestone Arena @7pm

 

-Lower Bowl seats for $63.50 and Upper Bow seats for $38.50, including all fees

-Every ticket sold includes a $5 return to SJV

-Purchase tickets by March 6th to ensure seats with other SJV families

 

www.nashvillepredators.com/sjv

Promo Code “SJV”

 

 

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE DIOCESE/COMMUNITY

 

Community Basketball Knight – February 10th.  Join us for Community Knight on Friday, February 10, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. All middle school students and their families are invited to our Coming Home basketball game! All middle school students will receive free admission to the game. RSVP to mary.leonard@jp2hs.org.

 

JPII Taste and See – February 16th.  Please join us for lunch with Headmaster Mike Deely, our administrative staff, department chairs and coaches. After lunch, take a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities, visit with our students and faculty, and get a glimpse into an actual day at JPII! Please RSVP to Mary Leonard at (615) 590-6014 or mary.leonard@jp2hs.org.

Camp JPII 2017.  Our summer camp program, Camp JPII 2017, is now open for registration!

Camp JPII offers summer fun for kids age 5-18 the weeks of June 5-9th, June 12-16th, June 19-23rd, and June 26-30th.  Camps run Monday-Friday in two sessions: 9:00 a.m. – noon and 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Before care, after care, and meal plans are also available as well as the Pick Four Discount for those who sign up for four half-day camps.

New camps this year include Dance Camp, Track Camp, several art camps including Clay Creations, Making the Ordinary Extraordinary, and DIY Design Painting, Rock and Roll History, Model United Nations and Debating, and Ready…Set….Go Algebra.  With 40 camps to choose from, there is something available for every age and every interest!

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

 

FATHER RYAN’S 38th LEGACY GALA…Father Ryan will honor long-time teacher and soccer coach Robin Dieterich ’73 and the highly successful soccer program at the school’s 38th Annual Legacy Gala at the Omni Nashville Hotel on February 25. For tickets and more information, visit www.fatherryan.org/gala.

 

Register Now for Father Ryan’s 2016 Summer Camps.

Father Ryan is offering a wide range of sports, drama and art programs on their campus at their 2016 Summer Camps for rising K through 12th graders, and registration is now open. Visit online at www.fatherryan.org/camps and make your summer plans today.

 

Registration for Camp St. Cecilia is open!

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

 

St. Cecilia Academy Rose Gala

The St. Cecilia Rose Gala will take place on Saturday, March 11, at 6 p.m. at the Hutton Hotel and will honor Cathie Correia Stamps. Please join us in celebrating Cathie’s 30 years of service to SCA. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, or to purchase tickets, please visit stcecilia.edu/therosegala or call the St. Cecilia Advancement Office at 615-279-3885 for more information.

 

St. Cecilia Academy Alumnae Weekend

The St. Cecilia Art Market and Festival will kick-off the 2017 Reunion Weekend on Thursday, April 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the St. Cecilia courtyard. This event is free and open to the public.  For more information regarding all Reunion Weekend events, please visit stcecilia.edu/2017reunions.

 

 

SJV EMAIL DIRECTORY

Jennifer McCormick:  jennifer.mccormick@saintjohnvianney.org

Christi Kemp:  christi.kemp@saintjohnvianney.org

Julie Schaefer:  julie.schaefer@saintjohnvianney.org

Erin Thompson:  erin.thompson@saintjohnvianney.org

Rita Antone:  rita.antone@saintjohnvianney.org

Adrianna Wright:  adrianna.wright@saintjohnvianney.org

Carly Woodfin:  carly.woodfin@saintjohnvianney.org

Sheila Ferrell:  sheila.ferrell@saintjohnvianney.org

Gregory McCord:  gregory.mccord@saintjohnvianney.org

Lori Hamlett: lori.hamlett@saintjohnvianney.org

Cynthia Roberts:  cynthia.roberts@saintjohnvianney.org

Casey Raybourne: casey.raybourne@saintjohnvianney.org

Margarett Kernell:  margarett.kernell@saintjohnvianney.org

Clay Dixon:  clay.dixon@saintjohnvianney.org

Bernie Vaughn:  bernie.vaughn@saintjohnvianney.org

Susan Gerstner:  susan.gerstner@saintjohnvianney.org

 

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

-Romans 12:18

February 1 Newsletter

St. John Vianney Catholic School

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

 

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

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

assist families and the Church in their responsibility of forming

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

with Him forever in the next

 

 February 1 through February 7, 2017

 

Letter from the Principal:

Dear SJV Families:

Happy Catholic Schools Week!  As we celebrate all the wonderful things that we are blessed to have as a Catholic school, I hope that you have been enjoying all of the festivities as much as we have been.  We wrap up our week with Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day tomorrow, and Grandparents Day on Friday.  I am thankful for the many people who support Catholic education through their love for SJV.

 

February is gearing up to be a great month at SJV!  As we wind down from Catholic Schools Week, we are excited for our annual school play next week.  The SJV performance of “Peter Pan” promises to be fabulous, so make sure you have it on your calendar!  Following Valentine’s Day and a four-day weekend, we finish the month up with our sold-out Party Gras dinner and auction on the 25th.  There’s always something great happening at SJV!

Have a wonderful week!

 

God bless,

Jennifer McCormick

 

NEWS FOR THE WEEK:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

2/2:                                        SJV Spirit Day all day at Buffalo Wild Wings

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day (CIA breakfast at 8:00 am)

2/3:                                        Grandparents Day

All School Mass at 8:00 am

11:30 am dismissal – No aftercare

2/10:                                      Peter Pan (School Play) at 6:30 pm

2/13:                                      Wildcat Wednesday for basketball players and Forensics

2/14:                                      Valentine Parties

2/17:                                      No School: Diocesan In-service

2/20:                                      No School: Presidents Day

2/23 & 2/24:                       Students bring lunch from home: Party Gras set-up

2/25:                                      Party Gras 5:00 pm

3/16:                                      SJV Spirit Night at Panera Bread – 4 to 8 pm

3/20:                                      SJV Night at the Nashville Predators Game

 

 

SJV Spirit Day all day at Buffalo Wild Wings tomorrow.   SJV will be having a spirit day, all day, on Thursday, February 2 at Buffalo Wild Wings in Gallatin.  Present the ticket we sent home today and purchases made in store or take out any time tomorrow will earn SJV 10% – a really yummy win, win!

 

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK IS IN FULL SWING

Our SJV kids have had a blast so far, and there is still more to come. Here is what we have planned for the rest of the week.

 

Thursday, 2/2                    Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day

 

Friday, 2/3                           Grandparents Day

  • All-school mass at 8:00 am
  • Grandparents Day Program in gym following mass
  • After program, grandparents and students return to school for donuts, juice, and classroom visits.
  • 11:30 am dismissal – No aftercare.

 

THANK YOU!!  Many thanks to all those students who represented SJV at OLOL masses this past weekend by wearing their school mass uniform:  Jasmine & Zeyna Krampotich, Sophia Gentry, Connor Jenne, Bailey Klingen, Mason & Miller Campbell, Cami & Jack Klein, Liam & Ava DeJoseph, Alexis Cook, Andrew Schnell, Jonah Zimmerman, Jake Shelby, and Clare & Atticus Deely.  These students earned an out-of-uniform pass for Monday, February 6, 2017.

WE ARE ALMOST ¾ OF THE WAY THROUGH THE SCHOOL YEAR – HOW ARE YOU DOING ON SERVICE HOURS!

Have you gotten your required service hours completed yet?  There are still a few opportunities left to earn hours, but not a whole lot, so you might want to take advantage of a few of the opportunities still available like:

 

Volunteers at the 3 remaining basketball games

Finding sponsors for the 5K on April 8th    

Donations for Party Gras

 

Information on how to sign up for some of these events are included in this newsletter.  For additional information on other events you can contact the school office at 230-7048.  Thanks for your help!

 

WILDCATS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND!

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH   

3rd & 4th grade boys’ basketball vs. St. Henry 1pm at home.

5th & 6th grade boys’ basketball vs. St. Bernard White 11:00 am at St. Pius

5th & 6th grade girls’ basketball vs. St. Bernard White 9 am at St. Bernard

7th & 8th grade boys’ basketball vs. Christ the King 11 am at St. Pius

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH

7th & 8th grade boys’ basketball vs. Christ the King 7:15 pm at Father Ryan

 

Forensics Team – no events scheduled

 

SJV IS HOSTING 3 MORE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS THIS SEASON AND WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THEM HAPPEN!

Our next home game is February 4th.  If you would like to help at this game, or on February 11th and 18th, here’s what you do.  We’re using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming SignUps.  Just 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/tZezfG

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

http://signup.com/go/tZezfG

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

 

WANT TO HELP BUT CAN’T BE AT THE GAMES ON FEBRUARY 4TH?  Donations are needed to sell in the concession stand.  You can earn 1 hour of volunteer time for every ten dollars spent on items off the list.  This is a great way to support SJV athletics and earn hours at the same time.  Items needed for the games are:  Bottled water, Hot Dogs Buns, & coffee.

 

WAY TO GO WILDCATS

SJV 8th grader, Henry Hutt placed 9th in the 100 Free and the 100 Breaststroke swimming for SJV in the Middle Tennessee Middle School Championships!  Congratulations, Henry!

Congratulations to SJV Alumni Danielle Rosselli (SJV Class of 2014), Alison Gerstner (SJV Class of 2015) and Julia Hutt (SJV Class of 2015) who were inducted into the National Art Honor Society last week at Pope John Paul II High School. Way to go, Wildcats!

Congratulations to SJV Alumnus, Julia Hutt, and the JPII 2016-2017 Swim Team for a fantastic performance this season. At the Regional Meet, Julia placed third in the Women’s 200 Medley Relay, third in the Women’s 200 Free Relay, fifteenth place in the 50 Free, 11th place in the 100 Free, and qualified for the State team.

If you know of a special accomplishment of an SJV student (current or alumnus) please let us know so we can share the good news with everyone!

 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR SCHEDULE

Choir (1-8) – Wednesday, February 8th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm and Friday, February 3rd during recess.

Forensics (5-8) – Monday, February 6th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Junior Service Council (1-4):  (2nd Tuesday of the Month) February 7 (moved from Feb. 14) from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

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

Junior Science Olympiad (1-5): (1st and 3rd Tue of each month) Feb 7 and Feb 21 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Science Olympiad (6-8) – Every Tuesday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Play Practice (All Students):  Mon 2/6 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Tue 2/7 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Wed 2/ 8 from 3:30 – 4:30

Fri 2/10 Play Performance:

Actors to arrive by 5:45; show time at 6:30 pm

 

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS   If you shop at Kroger and have a Kroger Plus Card, you can support SJV with every purchase you make.  Simply sign up at https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards and designate SJV using code 89457.  Kroger will donate a percentage of your purchase to SJV, at no cost to you.  During the last cycle (9-1-2016 to 11-30-2016), SJV had 50 households participate, which generated a donation from Kroger to SJV in the amount of $694.45.

 

CIA (Community in Action): 

Our next CIA meeting is Monday, February 13th at 3:30 pm and will be hosted by Mrs. Thompson and the Kindergarten class.  All SJV families are welcome and encouraged to attend to find out what’s going on with our CIA activities and fundraisers this year and earn an hour of volunteer time!  Our Kindergarten students will open our meeting with a brief presentation, and then Mrs. Thompson will be providing child care for those students, and any other SJV students whose parents need childcare during the meeting.  Meetings never last more than one hour and are a great way to find out about school events and get to know other families.  See you there!

 

SJV Spirit Day at PANERA BREAD – GALLATIN. SJV will be having a spirit night on Thursday, March 16 at Panera Bread in Gallatin, so mark your calendar and save the date!  A flyer with more information will be sent home as the event draws closer.

SJV NIGHT AT NASHVILLE PREDATORS GAME is monday, march 20th
Come watch the Nashville Predators vs. Arizona Coyotes at Bridgestone Arena @7pm

-Lower Bowl seats for $63.50 and Upper Bow seats for $38.50, including all fees

-Every ticket sold includes a $5 return to SJV

-Purchase tickets by March 6th to ensure seats with other SJV families

www.nashvillepredators.com/sjv

Promo Code “SJV”

 

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE DIOCESE/COMMUNITY

Community Basketball Knight – February 10th.  Join us for Community Knight on Friday, February 10, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. All middle school students and their families are invited to our Coming Home basketball game! All middle school students will receive free admission to the game. RSVP to mary.leonard@jp2hs.org.

JPII Taste and See – February 16th.  Please join us for lunch with Headmaster Mike Deely, our administrative staff, department chairs and coaches. After lunch, take a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities, visit with our students and faculty, and get a glimpse into an actual day at JPII! Please RSVP to Mary Leonard at (615) 590-6014 or mary.leonard@jp2hs.org.

Camp JPII 2017.  Our summer camp program, Camp JPII 2017, is now open for registration!

Camp JPII offers summer fun for kids age 5-18 the weeks of June 5-9th, June 12-16th, June 19-23rd, and June 26-30th.  Camps run Monday-Friday in two sessions: 9:00 a.m. – noon and 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Before care, after care, and meal plans are also available as well as the Pick Four Discount for those who sign up for four half-day camps.

New camps this year include Dance Camp, Track Camp, several art camps including Clay Creations, Making the Ordinary Extraordinary, and DIY Design Painting, Rock and Roll History, Model United Nations and Debating, and Ready…Set….Go Algebra.  With 40 camps to choose from, there is something available for every age and every interest!

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

FATHER RYAN’S 38th LEGACY GALA…Father Ryan will honor long-time teacher and soccer coach Robin Dieterich ’73 and the highly successful soccer program at the school’s 38th Annual Legacy Gala at the Omni Nashville Hotel on February 25. For tickets and more information, visit www.fatherryan.org/gala.

Register Now for Father Ryan’s 2016 Summer Camps.

Father Ryan is offering a wide range of sports, drama and art programs on their campus at their 2016 Summer Camps for rising K through 12th graders, and registration is now open. Visit online at www.fatherryan.org/camps and make your summer plans today.

SCA presents Jackie Francois Angel

Jackie is a full-time traveling speaker, singer/songwriter, and worship leader from Orange County, CA.  In 2006, she became an artist with OCP/SpiritandSong.com with whom she has released two albums.  She has been involved in youth ministry since she graduated high school and she now travels the globe speaking to young people about God’s love and leading worship for various events and ministries.  In 2013, she married the love of her life, Bobby Angel, and they now have two adorable little girls.

SCA invites all high school and junior high students and mothers to Let God Write your Love Story: A Mother-Daughter evening on Tuesday, February 7 at 7 p.m.

Registration for Camp St. Cecilia is open!

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

 

St. Cecilia Academy Rose Gala

The St. Cecilia Rose Gala will take place on Saturday, March 11, at 6 p.m. at the Hutton Hotel and will honor Cathie Correia Stamps. Please join us in celebrating Cathie’s 30 years of service to SCA. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, or to purchase tickets, please visit stcecilia.edu/therosegala or call the St. Cecilia Advancement Office at 615-279-3885 for more information.

St. Cecilia Academy Alumnae Weekend

The St. Cecilia Art Market and Festival will kick-off the 2017 Reunion Weekend on Thursday, April 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the St. Cecilia courtyard. This event is free and open to the public.  For more information regarding all Reunion Weekend events, please visit stcecilia.edu/2017reunions.

 

SJV EMAIL DIRECTORY

Jennifer McCormick:  jennifer.mccormick@saintjohnvianney.org

Christi Kemp:  christi.kemp@saintjohnvianney.org

Julie Schaefer:  julie.schaefer@saintjohnvianney.org

Erin Thompson:  erin.thompson@saintjohnvianney.org

Rita Antone:  rita.antone@saintjohnvianney.org

Adrianna Wright:  adrianna.wright@saintjohnvianney.org

Carly Woodfin:  carly.woodfin@saintjohnvianney.org

Sheila Ferrell:  sheila.ferrell@saintjohnvianney.org

Gregory McCord:  gregory.mccord@saintjohnvianney.org

Lori Hamlett: lori.hamlett@saintjohnvianney.org

Cynthia Roberts:  cynthia.roberts@saintjohnvianney.org

Casey Raybourne: casey.raybourne@saintjohnvianney.org

Margarett Kernell:  margarett.kernell@saintjohnvianney.org

Clay Dixon:  clay.dixon@saintjohnvianney.org

Bernie Vaughn:  bernie.vaughn@saintjohnvianney.org

Susan Gerstner:  susan.gerstner@saintjohnvianney.org

 

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

-Romans 12:18

January 25 Newsletter

St. John Vianney Catholic School

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

 

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

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

assist families and the Church in their responsibility of forming

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

with Him forever in the next

 

 

January 25 through January 31, 2017

 

Letter from the Principal:

Dear SJV Families:

Catholic Schools Week is nearly upon us!  This is a great week to come together and celebrate everything that makes Catholic schools such wonderful “communities of faith, knowledge, and service.”  We have so many things to be thankful for, and we are blessed to have a week set aside in our school year to recognize and appreciate everyone and everything that makes us great!  I can tell that our wonderful families have been spreading the word about SJV and all we offer as our Open House last Sunday was extremely well attended.  I am so very appreciative of your support of our school, and how you share with your friends, neighbors and family everything that you love about SJV.  Thank you!!

Please be sure to read the remainder of this newsletter for important information about special Catholic Schools Week events in the week ahead.

Thank you again for your love and support of SJV and our students, faculty, staff, and families.

God bless,

Jennifer McCormick

 

NEWS FOR THE WEEK:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

1/29:                                      Catholic Schools Week begins -Souper Crock-Pot Cook-Off – hosted by the CIA

1/30:                                      Student Appreciation Day

1/31:                                      Parent Appreciation Day

2/1:                                        SJV Day and Bishop’s Mass at Catholic Pastoral Center

2/2:                                        SJV Spirit Day all day at Buffalo Wild Wings

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day (CIA breakfast at 8:00 am)

2/3:                                        Grandparents Day

All School Mass at 8:00 am

11:30 am dismissal – No aftercare

3/16:                                      SJV Spirit Night at Panera Bread – 4 to 8 pm

3/20:                                      SJV Night at the Nashville Predators Game

 

 

THE DEADLINE TO RECEIVE THE EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DISCOUNT IS FEBRUARY 1ST.

Re-registration continues for the 2017-2018 school year and returning students save $50 per student by returning the enrollment contract and registration fee before February 1.  After February 1st the price goes up to $100 so don’t delay – send you registration form in today!

REPRESENT SJV AT OLOL THIS WEEKEND!  Our Lady of the Lake is celebrating Catholic Schools this weekend, and we would love for you to help!  Any student who wears his/her mass uniform to the 5pm Saturday mass on 1/28 or the 8:30 am or 11:00 am masses on Sunday the 29th, and stops by the SJV table in the narthex to check in with an SJV teacher, will earn an out of uniform pass.  Show your SJV spirit and start celebrating Catholic Schools Week this weekend at OLOL!

 SOUPER CROCK-POT COOK-OFF IS THIS SUNDAY – BRING YOUR YUMMIEST BATCH AND SEE IF YOU HAVE THE RIGHT STUFF!  Think you have a winning soup or chili – submit a batch for tasting and see if you’re right!  Just want to hang out, eat some great soup and chili, and see who has the right stuff?  Bring a covered dish for everyone to share and come on down!  Information about this “souper” event is in the office.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK BEGINS ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 29TH

Every year, Catholic schools across the country join together and celebrate all the wonderful blessings provided to our children through Catholic education.  Our SJV kids are no exception and we have some great things scheduled for the week.  They are:

 

2017 Catholic Schools Week Schedule

Monday, 1/30                    Student Appreciation Day

  • STEM Day (in collaboration with Austin Peay State University)
  • No Homework
  • Extra Recess
  • Out of Uniform

 

Tuesday, 1/31                    Parent Appreciation Day

  • It’s a secret…we can’t tell you just yet!
  • No Homework – enjoy the evening with your kids!!

 

Wednesday, 2/1                St. John Vianney Day

  • Bishop’s Mass at Catholic Pastoral Center (attended by representatives from each homeroom, 1st through 8th grade)
  • In-school activities to help students show their appreciation for their school and our parish

 

Thursday, 2/2                    Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day

 

Friday, 2/3                           Grandparents Day

  • All-school mass at 8:00 am
  • Grandparents Day Program in gym following mass
  • After program, grandparents and students return to school for donuts, juice, and classroom visits.
  • 11:30 am dismissal – No aftercare.

 

 

5K SPONSORS STILL NEEDED   We have most of our top sponsorship levels filled, however, we are still in need of several more t-shirt sponsors.  This entry level sponsorship is only $150, and is perfect for local businesses that want to get their logos on our great 5K t-shirt, promo materials in our goodie bags, and recognition on our website and Facebook page.  Forms are available in the school office.  Volunteer hours can be earned by the hour (pick up some forms and spend time stopping in and asking local businesses if they are interested) or by the sponsorships sold (1 hour per sponsorship), whichever is greater.   Sponsorship deadline is February 28, 2017.

SJV IS HOSTING 2 MORE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS THIS SEASON AND WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THEM HAPPEN!

Our next home game is February 4th.  If you would like to help at this game, or on February 18th, here’s what you do.  We’re using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming SignUps.  Just 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/tZezfG

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

 

http://signup.com/go/tZezfG

 

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

 

WANT TO HELP BUT CAN’T BE AT THE TOURNAMENT ON FEBRUARY 4TH?  Donations are needed to sell in the concession stand.  You can earn 1 hour of volunteer time for every ten dollars spent on items off the list.  This is a great way to support SJV athletics and earn hours at the same time.  Items needed for the games are:  Bottled water, Hot Dogs, & Hot Dog Buns.

  TEACHER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2.   Each year during Catholic Schools Week we parents take the time to show our teachers how much we appreciate their hard work by providing them breakfast.  If you would like to be part of this wonderful tradition it easy- just follow the directions below and let me know what you would like to help with!

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

Please sign up for SJV Teacher Appreciation Breakfast!

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps: 
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.comhttp://signup.com/go/fCdM5g
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

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

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS   If you shop at Kroger and have a Kroger Plus Card, you can support SJV with every purchase you make.  Simply sign up at https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards and designate SJV using code 89457.  Kroger will donate a percentage of your purchase to SJV, at no cost to you.  During the last cycle (9-1-2016 to 11-30-2016), SJV had 50 households participate, which generated a donation from Kroger to SJV in the amount of $694.45.

 

 WILDCATS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28th  

3rd & 4th grade boys’ basketball vs. St. Pius 11am at St. Joseph

5th & 6th grade boys’ basketball vs. St. Henry 10:00am at Overbrook

5th & 6th grade girls’ basketball vs. Holy Rosary 12pm at Holy Rosary

7th & 8th grade boys’ basketball vs. St. Matthew 12:15pm at St. Pius

 

Forensics Team – no events scheduled

 

WAY TO GO WILDCATS

If you know of a special accomplishment of an SJV student (current or alumnus) please let us know so we can share the good news with everyone!

 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR SCHEDULE

Choir (1-8) – Wednesday, Jan 25 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm and Friday, Jan 27 during recess.

Forensics (5-8) – Monday, Jan 30 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Junior Service Council (1-4):  (2nd Tuesday of the Month) February 7 (moved from Feb. 14) from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

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

Junior Science Olympiad (1-5): (1st and 3rd Tue of each month) Feb 7 and Feb 21 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Science Olympiad (6-8) – Every Tuesday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Play Practice (All Students):  Mondays from 3:30 – 4:30pm; Jan. 9 – Feb. 6

Wed. and Fri. during recess (student’s grades 1 – 4 only)

Feb. 7, 1:30 – 2:30 (grades 1 – 4 only)

Feb. 8 from 3:30 – 4:30 (all students)

 

CIA (Community in Action): 

Our next CIA meeting is Monday, February 13th at 3:30 pm and will be hosted by Mrs. Thompson and the Kindergarten class.  All SJV families are welcome and encouraged to attend to find out what’s going on with our CIA activities and fundraisers this year and earn an hour of volunteer time!  Our Kindergarten students will open our meeting with a brief presentation, and then Mrs. Thompson will be providing child care for those students, and any other SJV students whose parents need childcare during the meeting.  Meetings never last more than one hour and are a great way to find out about school events and get to know other families.  See you there!

SJV Spirit Day all day at Buffalo Wild Wings.   SJV will be having a spirit day, all day, on Thursday, February 2 at Buffalo Wild Wings in Gallatin.  Present the ticket we sent home last Wednesday, and purchases made in store or take out any time on the 2nd will earn SJV 10% – a really yummy win, win!

SJV Spirit Day at PANERA BREAD – GALLATIN. SJV will be having a spirit night on Thursday, March 16 at Panera Bread in Gallatin, so mark your calendar and save the date!  A flyer with more information will be sent home as the event draws closer.

SJV NIGHT AT NASHVILLE PREDATORS GAME  It’s SJV Night at the Nashville Predators game on Monday, March 20.  Tickets can be purchased at www.nashvillepredators.com/SJV (enter promo code SJV when prompted).  SJV gets $5 for every ticket sold, so not only is this a fundraiser for our school, but you can also purchase your tickets by March 6 to guarantee you are seated with other SJV supporters.  There are two discounted ticket levels:  $63.50 per ticket in the lower level ($89 value) and $38.50 per ticket in the upper level ($39 value).  You don’t have to go to SJV to purchase tickets at this link, so feel free to share it with your friends and family.  Hope to see you there!

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE DIOCESE/COMMUNITY

Community Basketball Knight – February 10th.  Join us for Community Knight on Friday, February 10, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. All middle school students and their families are invited to our Coming Home basketball game! All middle school students will receive free admission to the game. RSVP to mary.leonard@jp2hs.org.

JPII Taste and See – February 16th.  Please join us for lunch with Headmaster Mike Deely, our administrative staff, department chairs and coaches. After lunch, take a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities, visit with our students and faculty, and get a glimpse into an actual day at JPII! Please RSVP to Mary Leonard at (615) 590-6014 or mary.leonard@jp2hs.org.

Camp JPII 2017.  Our summer camp program, Camp JPII 2017, is now open for registration!

Camp JPII offers summer fun for kids age 5-18 the weeks of June 5-9th, June 12-16th, June 19-23rd, and June 26-30th.  Camps run Monday-Friday in two sessions: 9:00 a.m. – noon and 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Before care, after care, and meal plans are also available as well as the Pick Four Discount for those who sign up for four half-day camps.

New camps this year include Dance Camp, Track Camp, several art camps including Clay Creations, Making the Ordinary Extraordinary, and DIY Design Painting, Rock and Roll History, Model United Nations and Debating, and Ready…Set….Go Algebra.  With 40 camps to choose from, there is something available for every age and every interest!

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

 FATHER RYAN’S 38th LEGACY GALA…Father Ryan will honor long-time teacher and soccer coach Robin Dieterich ’73 and the highly successful soccer program at the school’s 38th Annual Legacy Gala at the Omni Nashville Hotel on February 25. For tickets and more information, visit www.fatherryan.org/gala.

Register Now for Father Ryan’s 2016 Summer Camps.

Father Ryan is offering a wide range of sports, drama and art programs on their campus at their 2016 Summer Camps for rising K through 12th graders, and registration is now open. Visit online at www.fatherryan.org/camps and make your summer plans today.

 

SJV EMAIL DIRECTORY

Jennifer McCormick:  jennifer.mccormick@saintjohnvianney.org

Christi Kemp:  christi.kemp@saintjohnvianney.org

Julie Schaefer:  julie.schaefer@saintjohnvianney.org

Erin Thompson:  erin.thompson@saintjohnvianney.org

Rita Antone:  rita.antone@saintjohnvianney.org

Adrianna Wright:  adrianna.wright@saintjohnvianney.org

Carly Woodfin:  carly.woodfin@saintjohnvianney.org

Sheila Ferrell:  sheila.ferrell@saintjohnvianney.org

Gregory McCord:  gregory.mccord@saintjohnvianney.org

Lori Hamlett: lori.hamlett@saintjohnvianney.org

Cynthia Roberts:  cynthia.roberts@saintjohnvianney.org

Casey Raybourne: casey.raybourne@saintjohnvianney.org

Margarett Kernell:  margarett.kernell@saintjohnvianney.org

Clay Dixon:  clay.dixon@saintjohnvianney.org

Bernie Vaughn:  bernie.vaughn@saintjohnvianney.org

Susan Gerstner:  susan.gerstner@saintjohnvianney.org

 

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

-Romans 12:18

 

January 18 Newsletter

St. John Vianney Catholic School

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

 

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

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

assist families and the Church in their responsibility of forming

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

with Him forever in the next

 

 

January 18 through January 24, 2017

 

Letter from the Principal:

Dear SJV Families:

Today I had the pleasure of visiting Mrs. Hamlett’s fifth grade science class as the students presented their classroom zoo.  I was so impressed with how enthusiastically these students shared what they had learned about each animal in their zoo exhibit.  When they were finished, they couldn’t wait to show off some of the real animals in the classroom, including Clyde the frog, Ruby the bearded dragon, and Penelope and McClendon, the rats.  I never imagined when I woke up today that I would not only enjoy the opportunity to pet a bearded dragon and two rats, but see such responsibility and knowledge displayed by these students.  They carefully held and cared for the animals, and were eager to share with me all they had learned about them this year.

 

This is just one example of why I love SJV and the people here so much.  Great things like this happen in our classrooms over and over throughout each day.  I wish I could bottle examples like this up, and show them to our prospective families at our open house this Sunday from noon to 2:00 pm.  If you or your children know of anyone who might be interested in learning more about SJV, please invite them to come, or encourage them to call to set up a tour.

 

While these elementary school years might not seem as important to some as those spent in high school or college, what happens here has a lasting impact on families and children.  About a week ago, two students from our second graduating class (SJV Class of 2005) dropped in and asked for a quick tour of their old elementary school.  These grown men shared memories of their time here and clearly the fact that they made a point to stop by shows how much SJV meant to them, even though they were only students here for seventh and eighth grade.  Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat…

 

Thank you for being a part of our SJV family!  I hope you have a blessed week!

 

In Christ,

Jennifer McCormick

 

NEWS FOR THE WEEK:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

1/22:                                      Open House – for prospective new families – noon to 2pm

1/24 & 1/25:                       Vision and Hearing Screening

1/29:                                      Souper Crock-Pot Cook-Off – hosted by the CIA

1/30:                                      Catholic Schools Week begins – Student Appreciation Day

1/31:                                      Parent Appreciation Day

2/1:                                        Bishop’s Mass at Catholic Pastoral Center

2/2:                                        SJV Spirit Day all day at Buffalo Wild Wings

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day (CIA breakfast at 8:00 am)

2/3:                                        Grandparents Day

All School Mass at 8:00 am

11:30 am dismissal – No aftercare

3/16:                                      SJV Spirit Night at Panera Bread – 4 to 8 pm

3/20:                                      SJV Night at the Nashville Predators Game

 

 

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2017 -2018 SCHOOL YEAR IS OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY   Re-registration continues for the 2017-2018 school year.  Returning students save $50 per student by returning the enrollment contract and registration fee before February 1.

 

SOUPER CROCK-POT COOK-OFF  is Sunday, January 29th from 12-2pm in the social hall.  Think you have a winning soup or chili – submit a batch for tasting and see if you’re right!  Just want to hang out, eat some great soup and chili, and see who has the right stuff?  Bring a covered dish for everyone to share and come on down!  Information about this “souper” event is in your child’s Wednesday folder.  Deadline to sign up/RSVP is Monday, January 23.

 

5K SPONSORS NEEDED   We have most of our top sponsorship levels filled, however, we are still in need of several more t-shirt sponsors.  This entry level sponsorship is only $150, and is perfect for local businesses that want to get their logos on our great 5K t-shirt, promo materials in our goodie bags, and recognition on our website and Facebook page.  Forms are available in the school office.  Volunteer hours can be earned by the hour (pick up some forms and spend time stopping in and asking local businesses if they are interested) or by the sponsorships sold (1 hour per sponsorship), whichever is greater.   Sponsorship deadline is February 28, 2017.

SJV IS HOSTING 3 MORE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS THIS SEASON AND WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THEM HAPPEN!

Our next home game is January 21ST.  If you would like to help at this game, or one of the other two, here’s what you do.  We’re using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming SignUps.  Just 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/tZezfG

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

 

http://signup.com/go/tZezfG

 

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

 

WANT TO HELP BUT CAN’T BE AT THE TOURNAMENT ON JANUARY 21ST?  Donations are needed to sell in the concession stand.  You can earn 1 hour of volunteer time for every ten dollars spent on items off the list.  This is a great way to support SJV athletics and earn hours at the same time.  Items needed for the games are:  Bottled water, Hot Dog Buns, Cereal Bars.

 

VISION AND HEARING SCREENING .  Our annual vision and hearing screening is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, January 24th and Wednesday, January 25th for students in grades 1 – 8.  These screenings are not mandatory and will only be performed with parental consent.  Permission forms for the screening are in your child’s Wednesday folder.  If you would like your child to participate please complete a form and return it to the school office by Monday, January 23rd.  If you have any questions please contact the school office for more information.

 

BOXTOPS COLLECTION   The Boxtops for Education have been counted and the first grade class brought in the most for this collection period.  Thanks to everyone who participated, and congratulations to Mrs. Antone and her class!  Keep clipping, as there’s always another collection date right around the corner!

 

TEACHER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2.   Each year during Catholic Schools Week we parents take the time to show our teachers how much we appreciate their hard work by providing them breakfast.  If you would like to be part of this wonderful tradition it easy- just follow the directions below and let me know what you would like to help with!

 

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

Please sign up for SJV Teacher Appreciation Breakfast!

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps: 
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.comhttp://signup.com/go/fCdM5g
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

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

 

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS   If you shop at Kroger and have a Kroger Plus Card, you can support SJV with every purchase you make.  Simply sign up at https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards and designate SJV using code 89457.  Kroger will donate a percentage of your purchase to SJV, at no cost to you.  During the last cycle (9-1-2016 to 11-30-2016), SJV had 50 households participate, which generated a donation from Kroger to SJV in the amount of $694.45.

 

 

WILDCATS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND!

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21st

3rd & 4th grade boys’ basketball vs. St. Matthew 9am at Home

5th & 6th grade boys’ basketball vs. St. Rose Blue 9:00am at Overbrook

5th & 6th grade girls’ basketball vs. Overbrook 11:15am at Overbrook

7th & 8th grade boys’ basketball vs. Christ the King 3:15pm at St. Pius

 

Forensics Team – no events scheduled

 

WAY TO GO WILDCATS

Congratulations to the following SJV Alumni for their academic achievements in this past fall semester at Pope John Paul II High School:  Headmaster’s List (all A’s) – Stratton Clausen (SJV Class of 2013), Thomas Janes (SJV Class of 2013), Megan McCormick (SJV Class of 2014), Alison Gerstner (SJV Class of 2015), and Julia Hutt (SJV Class of 2015).  Faculty’s List (A’s in all but one class) – Devon LeCave (SJV Class of 2015).  Way to go, Wildcats!!

If you know of a special accomplishment of an SJV student (current or alumnus) please let us know so we can share the good news with everyone!

 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR SCHEDULE

Choir (1-8) – Wednesday, Jan 25 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm and Friday, Jan 27 during recess.

Forensics (5-8) – Monday, Jan 16 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Junior Service Council (1-4):  (2nd Tuesday of the Month) February 7 (moved from Feb. 14) from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

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

Junior Science Olympiad (1-5): (1st and 3rd Tue of each month) Jan 17 and Feb 7 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Science Olympiad (6-8) – Every Tuesday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Play Practice (All Students):  Mondays from 3:30 – 4:30pm; Jan. 9 – Feb. 6

Wed. and Fri. during recess (student’s grades 1 – 4 only)

Feb. 7, 1:30 – 2:30 (grades 1 – 4 only)

Feb. 8 from 3:30 – 4:30 (all students)

 

CIA (Community in Action): 

 

Our next CIA meeting is Monday, February 13th at 3:30 pm and will be hosted by Mrs. Thompson and the Kindergarten class.  All SJV families are welcome and encouraged to attend to find out what’s going on with our CIA activities and fundraisers this year and earn an hour of volunteer time!  Our Kindergarten students will open our meeting with a brief presentation, and then Mrs. Thompson will be providing child care for those students, and any other SJV students whose parents need childcare during the meeting.  Meetings never last more than one hour and are a great way to find out about school events and get to know other families.  See you there!

 

SJV Spirit Day all day at Buffalo Wild Wings.   SJV will be having a spirit day, all day, on Thursday, February 2 at Buffalo Wild Wings in Gallatin.  Present the ticket we sent home last Wednesday, and purchases made in store or take out any time on the 2nd will earn SJV 10% – a really yummy win, win!

 

SJV Spirit Day at PANERA BREAD – GALLATIN. SJV will be having a spirit night on Thursday, March 16 at Panera Bread in Gallatin, so mark your calendar and save the date!  A flyer with more information will be sent home as the event draws closer.

 

SJV NIGHT AT NASHVILLE PREDATORS GAME  It’s SJV Night at the Nashville Predators game on Monday, March 20.  Tickets can be purchased at www.nashvillepredators.com/SJV (enter promo code SJV when prompted).  SJV gets $5 for every ticket sold, so not only is this a fundraiser for our school, but you can also purchase your tickets by March 6 to guarantee you are seated with other SJV supporters.  There are two discounted ticket levels:  $63.50 per ticket in the lower level ($89 value) and $38.50 per ticket in the upper level ($39 value).  Look at the flyer in today’s Wednesday folder for more information, and feel free to share this with friends and family.  You don’t have to go to SJV to purchase tickets at this link.  Hope to see you there!

 

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE DIOCESE/COMMUNITY

 

Free Throw Contest!!  Our Lady of the Lake Knights of Columbus organization will be hosting an International Knights Free Throw Contest for boys and girls ages 9 to 14 on Sunday, Jan 22  from 1pm  to 4 pm. The contest will be held in our St. Joseph’s Hall. All are welcome and there is no cost to participate. Boys and girls will be broken into age groups and will compete for the most completions in 15 tosses. Winners will receive trophies that day and can progress through the district and state competitions. International champions are announced based on the scores from the state-level competitions. All participants are required to show proof of age and written parental permission. An entry form is attached. For additional information please contact:

Tim Kolp rjiassociates@comcast.net  615-934-6564 or
Jerry Holtman jerryholtman1@att.net 615-206-7178

 

Pope John Paul II hosts a middle school girl’s lacrosse team on its campus during the spring for girls in the 3rd-8th grade.  The program is called Hendersonville Knights Lacrosse Club and it provides excellent training in the sport along with the opportunity to play games against Harpeth Hall, Harding Academy, USN, Franklin and more.  This is great opportunity to learn the sport of lacrosse prior to high school.  The season starts with practices on January 30.  The cost is reasonable at $175 for the season.  All coaches are screened through the Diocese of Nashville. We have attached information and registration forms with this newsletter.   Please call or email me if you have any questions.

 

Warm regards,

Ed Leonard

Hendersonville Lacrosse Club Chairman

1983 Father Ryan Graduate
FATHER RYAN’S 38th LEGACY GALA…Father Ryan will honor long-time teacher and soccer coach Robin Dieterich ’73 and the highly successful soccer program at the school’s 38th Annual Legacy Gala at the Omni Nashville Hotel on February 25. For tickets and more information, visit www.fatherryan.org/gala.

 

Register Now for Father Ryan’s 2016 Summer Camps.

Father Ryan is offering a wide range of sports, drama and art programs on their campus at their 2016 Summer Camps for rising K through 12th graders, and registration is now open. Visit online at www.fatherryan.org/camps and make your summer plans today.

 

 

SJV EMAIL DIRECTORY

Jennifer McCormick:  jennifer.mccormick@saintjohnvianney.org

Christi Kemp:  christi.kemp@saintjohnvianney.org

Julie Schaefer:  julie.schaefer@saintjohnvianney.org

Erin Thompson:  erin.thompson@saintjohnvianney.org

Rita Antone:  rita.antone@saintjohnvianney.org

Adrianna Wright:  adrianna.wright@saintjohnvianney.org

Carly Woodfin:  carly.woodfin@saintjohnvianney.org

Sheila Ferrell:  sheila.ferrell@saintjohnvianney.org

Gregory McCord:  gregory.mccord@saintjohnvianney.org

Lori Hamlett: lori.hamlett@saintjohnvianney.org

Cynthia Roberts:  cynthia.roberts@saintjohnvianney.org

Casey Raybourne: casey.raybourne@saintjohnvianney.org

Margarett Kernell:  margarett.kernell@saintjohnvianney.org

Clay Dixon:  clay.dixon@saintjohnvianney.org

Bernie Vaughn:  bernie.vaughn@saintjohnvianney.org

Susan Gerstner:  susan.gerstner@saintjohnvianney.org

 

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

-Romans 12:18

January 11 Newsletter

St. John Vianney Catholic School

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

 

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

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

assist families and the Church in their responsibility of forming

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

with Him forever in the next

 

 

January 11 through January 17, 2017

 

Letter from the Principal:

Dear SJV Families:

Despite another long weekend ahead with the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday, we are gearing up for a busy second half of the month here at SJV!  Reregistration for current families is underway, and we are excited to show off all the great things about SJV to prospective families at our Open House on Sunday, January 22 from noon to 2pm.  One of our best forms of marketing for our school is word of mouth.  So many prospective families are referred here by current families, and we appreciate you spreading the word about our school.  Please continue to do so, and let your neighbors and friends know about this great opportunity to learn more about SJV.

Catholic Schools Week is also quickly approaching, and many activities will take place January 29-February 3 to celebrate all the wonderful things about being a Catholic school.  Make sure to sign up for the Souper Crock Pot Cookoff on January 29, which should be a great time for fellowship with our school families, and a wonderful way to kick off CSW 2017!

Thank you for your continued support of SJV!

In Christ,

Jennifer McCormick

 

NEWS FOR THE WEEK:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

1/16:                                      No School – Martin Luther King Day

1/18:                                      Wildcat Wednesday for members of the basketball and forensics teams

1/22:                                      Open House – for prospective new families – noon to 2pm

1/22 & 1/23:                       Vision and Hearing Screening

1/29:                                      Souper Crock-Pot Cook-Off – hosted by the CIA

1/30:                                      Catholic Schools Week begins – Student Appreciation Day

1/31:                                      Parent Appreciation Day

2/1:                                        Bishop’s Mass at Catholic Pastoral Center

2/2:                                        SJV Spirit Day all day at Buffalo Wild Wings

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day (CIA breakfast at 8:00 am)

2/3:                                        Grandparents Day

All School Mass

11:30 am dismissal – No aftercare

3/16:                                      SJV Spirit Night at Panera Bread – 4 to 8 pm

3/20:                                      SJV Night at the Nashville Predators Game

 

 REGISTRATION FOR THE 2017 -2018 SCHOOL YEAR IS OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY   It’s hard to believe, but re-registration has started for the 2017-2018 school year.  Returning students save $50 per student by returning the enrollment contract and registration fee before February 1.

SOUPER CROCK-POT COOK-OFF  is Sunday, January 29th from 12-2pm in the social hall.  Think you have a winning soup or chili – submit a batch for tasting and see if you’re right!  Just want to hang out, eat some great soup and chili, and see who has the right stuff?  Bring a covered dish for everyone to share and come on down!  Information about this “souper” event is attached with this newsletter.  Deadline to sign up/RSVP is Monday, January 23.

 SJV WILDCAT 5K SPONSORSHIP DRIVE IN FULL SWING – DO YOU KNOW A FRIEND OR BUSINESS THAT WANTS TO BE PART OF THIS AWESOME EVENT?   Sponsors are already lining up to be part of our annual 5K, but there are still some prime spots available!  If you know a friend or business that might want to be part of this great event there is still time.  Forms are available in the school office.  Sponsorship deadline is February 28, 2017.

SJV IS HOSTING 3 MORE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS THIS SEASON AND WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THEM HAPPEN!

Our next home game is January 14th.  If you would like to help at this game, or one of the other two, here’s what you do.  We’re using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming SignUps.  Just 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/tZezfG

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

http://signup.com/go/tZezfG

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

WANT TO HELP BUT CAN’T BE AT THE TOURNAMENT ON JANUARY 14TH?  Donations are needed to sell in the concession stand.  You can earn 1 hour of volunteer time for every ten dollars spent on items off the list.  This is a great way to support SJV athletics and earn hours at the same time.  Items needed for the games are:  Hot dogs, buns, crinkle cut fries, individual bags of chips, cereal bars, canned coke products, bottled water, Gatorade.

 VISION AND HEARING SCREENING .  Our annual vision and hearing screening is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, January 24th and Wednesday, January 25th for students in grades 1 – 8.  These screenings are not mandatory and will only be performed with parental consent.  Permission forms for the screening will be sent home in folders on January 18.  If you would like your child to participate please complete a form and return it to the school office by Monday, January 23rd.  If you have any questions please contact the school office for more 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.  During the last cycle (9-1-2016 to 11-30-2016), SJV had 50 households participate, which generated a donation from Kroger to SJV in the amount of $694.45.

 

WILDCATS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14TH

3rd & 4th grade boys’ basketball vs. St. Henry 9am at Home

5th & 6th grade boys’ basketball vs. St. Matthew 9:00am at St. Matthew

5th & 6th grade girls’ basketball vs. St. Bernard 11:15am at St. St. Pius

7th & 8th grade boys’ basketball vs. St. Ann 3:15pm at St. Pius

 

5th through 8th grade Forensics Team competes at St. Cecilia

 

WAY TO GO WILDCATS

If you know of a special accomplishment of an SJV student (current or alumnus) please let us know so we can share the good news with everyone!

 

SPIRIT WEAR ORDER SET FOR JANUARY 13

We are placing an order for SJV Wildcat hoodies and long sleeved tees on January 13th. I have attached a picture of them and order form with this email.  The prices are as follows:

LS Tee:                  YS through AXL – $15.00

XXL and XXXL – $17.00

 

Hoodie:                  YS through AXL – $25.00

XXL and XXXL – $27.00

Please submit your order along with payment by Friday, January 13th.

 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR SCHEDULE

Choir (1-8) – Wednesday, Jan 25 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm and Friday, Jan 27 during recess.

Forensics (5-8) – Monday, Jan 16 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Junior Service Council (1-4):  (2nd Tuesday of the Month) February 13 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

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

Junior Science Olympiad (1-5): (1st and 3rd Tue of each month) Jan 17 and Feb 7 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Science Olympiad (6-8) – Every Tuesday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Play Practice (All Students):  Mondays from 3:30 – 4:30pm; Jan. 9 – Feb. 6

Wed. and Fri. during recess (student’s grades 1 – 4 only)

Feb. 7, 1:30 – 2:30 (grades 1 – 4 only)

Feb. 8 from 3:30 – 4:30 (all students)

CIA (Community in Action): 

Thank you to Mrs. Raybourne and the 8th grade students for hosting our January CIA meeting on Jan. 9th.  We covered a lot of material, so please check out the minutes from this meeting (attached with the newsletter) so you can keep up with what is going on at SJV.

 

Our next CIA meeting is Monday, February 13th at 3:30 pm and will be hosted by Mrs. Thompson and the Kindergarten class.  All SJV families are welcome and encouraged to attend to find out what’s going on with our CIA activities and fundraisers this year and earn an hour of volunteer time!  Our Kindergarten students will open our meeting with a brief presentation, and then Mrs. Thompson will be providing child care for those students, and any other SJV students whose parents need childcare during the meeting.  Meetings never last more than one hour and are a great way to find out about school events and get to know other families.  See you there!

SJV Spirit Day all day at Buffalo Wild Wings.   SJV will be having a spirit day, all day, on Thursday, February 2 at Buffalo Wild Wings in Gallatin.  Present the ticket we sent home last Wednesday, and purchases made in store or take out any time on the 2nd will earn SJV 10% – a really yummy win, win!

SJV Spirit Day at PANERA BREAD – GALLATIN. SJV will be having a spirit night on Thursday, March 16 at Panera Bread in Gallatin, so mark your calendar and save the date!  A flyer with more information will be sent home as the event draws closer.

SJV NIGHT AT NASHVILLE PREDATORS GAME  It’s SJV Night at the Nashville Predators game on Monday, March 20.  Tickets can be purchased at www.nashvillepredators.com/SJV (enter promo code SJV when prompted).  SJV gets $5 for every ticket sold, so not only is this a fundraiser for our school, but you can also purchase your tickets by March 6 to guarantee you are seated with other SJV supporters.  There are two discounted ticket levels:  $63.50 per ticket in the lower level ($89 value) and $38.50 per ticket in the upper level ($39 value).  Look at the flyer in today’s Wednesday folder for more information, and feel free to share this with friends and family.  You don’t have to go to SJV to purchase tickets at this link.  Hope to see you there!

PARTY GRAS OUT-OF-UNIFORM OPPORTUNITY Do you want to earn an out-of-uniform pass for your student(s) AND support the Party Gras Dinner & Auction?  Bring in an auction item worth at least $25 between now and January 13th, and your child/children will receive an out-of-uniform pass for January 20.  It’s that simple!  Flyers with more info are available in the office, or you can contact Mrs. Roberts if you have additional questions.  Remember, this Friday, January 13 is the last day to earn the out-of-uniform pass!

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE DIOCESE/COMMUNITY

 Catholic Business League Breakfast Meeting Thurs, January 12, 2017
Mike Deely, Headmaster at Pope John Paul II High School, will be the speaker at the Catholic Business League’s January Breakfast meeting. The meeting begins with Mass at 7 am at the Cathedral, followed by the meeting and program at 7:30 am in the Fleming Center. More information is available at www.catholicbusinessleague.org

 

 

SJV EMAIL DIRECTORY

Jennifer McCormick:  jennifer.mccormick@saintjohnvianney.org

Christi Kemp:  christi.kemp@saintjohnvianney.org

Julie Schaefer:  julie.schaefer@saintjohnvianney.org

Erin Thompson:  erin.thompson@saintjohnvianney.org

Rita Antone:  rita.antone@saintjohnvianney.org

Adrianna Wright:  adrianna.wright@saintjohnvianney.org

Carly Woodfin:  carly.woodfin@saintjohnvianney.org

Sheila Ferrell:  sheila.ferrell@saintjohnvianney.org

Gregory McCord:  gregory.mccord@saintjohnvianney.org

Lori Hamlett: lori.hamlett@saintjohnvianney.org

Cynthia Roberts:  cynthia.roberts@saintjohnvianney.org

Casey Raybourne: casey.raybourne@saintjohnvianney.org

Margarett Kernell:  margarett.kernell@saintjohnvianney.org

Clay Dixon:  clay.dixon@saintjohnvianney.org

Bernie Vaughn:  bernie.vaughn@saintjohnvianney.org

Susan Gerstner:  susan.gerstner@saintjohnvianney.org

 

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

-Romans 12:18