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School Spotlight

Whether you're on your way to the library or stopping by City Hall, chances are you're driving by St. John Vianney School, located in the heart of Brookfield. This blog will provide insight into life and education at SJV, a 4K-8 educational anchor in Brookfield since 1957.

Winetasting and Willy Wonka

I came across an article recently that said that people who drink wine occasionally may have a lower risk of developing dementia, which is a good enough reason for any SJV parishioner to get over to the SJV Winetasting Event on April 19th, SJV Cafeteria, 6:30 - 9:30 pm.  Not only will you reduce your risk of future memory loss, you will also contribute to the school's computer technology, the proceeds earmarked for new computer equipment.  Advance tickets only.  Ticket orders being taken till April 11th. In addition to the winetasting event itself, there are opportunities to enter the winetasting raffle or purchase hand painted or beaded wine glasses (see below).  Check out more of the details at SJV Winetasting Event

Handpainted wineglasses by Cami Adel and Amy DiPiazza 

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Penny the Pig is coming to SJV

Thanks to a grant from Northwestern Mutual, SJV has received a litter of 4-slotted piggy banks to help educated students about money.  Every child that attends a short class about Penny, with a parent, will get their own Penny the Pig.  Penny has four slots for deposit, save, spend, donate, and invest and offers a template for parents to begin talking to their children about money and finances. 

Classes will be offered Tuesday, April 22nd at 6:15 pm in the Lower Church Hall and Wednesday, April 30th at 6:15 pm in the Church Hall.

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SJV Graduate wins 2nd at Science Symposium!


Divine Savior Holy Angels High School (DSHA) senior and St. John Vianney alumna Heather Crosby received second place honors at the 46th Junior Science Engineering & Humanities Symposium (JSEHS) in Madison.  With the project, A Role for BP180 in the Attachment of Cells to Lamina-5, she was awarded a $1500 undergraduate tuition scholarship from the Departments of the Army, Navy and Air Force.  She will also have a chance to compete at the National Junior Science Symposium in Florida from April 30th to May 4th for significant miliary scholarships!

Good luck at Nationals in Florida, Heather! 

An Evening at SJVineyards

Got a chance to stop by the SJVineyards Wine Tasting Benefit on April 19th.  After picking up our handpainted "SJV" wineglasses, created by Cami Adel and Amy DiPiazza, we got a chance to peruse the raffle items, which were fantastic.   Some of the offerings included 4 Festival Dinners with beer tickets and a VIP parking pass, an autographed ball from Yi of the Bucks, an Aveda Gift Basket and a Fall 2008 Trivia Night Table.  With beverages provided by Consumer Beverages from Hales Corners, school families and parishioners sampled European, Californian, and desert wines.   My husband is allergic to wine, allergic to all liquor, and yet he seemed to have more fun than anybody else!  One of the best parts of the evening was getting a chance to catch up with other couples we haven't seen in a while and to watch the raffle winners announced.   All proceeds from this benefit will be used for advancements in SJV school technology and new computer equipment for the computer lab!. Special thanks to JoAnn Cekanor and Beth Dobrzynski, co-chairs of the first SJVineyards Wine Tasting Beneift, for coordinating this fun and very social event!                                     

 Principal Jayme Hartmann with Matt Fricker, winner of the "Spa" Wine Basket                                                                                                

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