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.
At St. John Vianney School, it is a tradition during Advent for students to do service projects that help the less fortunate. This year, first graders and fifth graders are collecting money for a mission in Quito, Ecuador called The Working Boys’ Center. Students have been asked to do extra chores at home and find other ways to acquire spare change and donate it to the program which is called “CHANGE” For the Working Boys’ Center Christmas.
The Working Boys’ Center is a Catholic institution that works with families to bring them out of poverty through programs of formation and education assistance. On Christmas day, the families gather for a special celebration of Jesus’ birth as well as the First Communion for those children who have prepared for it. A special chicken dinner is served to all 400 families and a Christmas gift bundle is given to each family. This bundle contains useful clothing items for each family member.
First graders in Mrs. Albright and Mrs. William’s classes are also making cards for the children in Quito who are making their First Communion. A friend of a first grader who recently visited the Working Boys’ Center in Quito brought back knitted finger puppets for the SJV students. This gives the students an opportunity to see what kind of toys the children in Ecuador play with.
The Working Boys’ Center relies on donations and volunteers mainly from the United States. This new Advent project will allow them to continue to make Christmas special for the members of the Center.
SJV second grade Brownie Troop #2045 visited the Care Age nursing home in Brookfield on Wednesday, December 2nd. The girls sang Christmas carols to a room full of nursing home residents. After singing, the girls walked through the facility, visiting room-bound residents who could not attend the caroling session. Each resident was given a beautiful Christmas ornament made by the students.
Smiles were plentiful! The true spirit of the season – giving and receiving joy – was shared by the residents and the students
St. John Vianney School invites parents of four and five year olds to attend our Kindergarten Open House on Friday, January 7th at 9:30am or Monday, January 10th at 6:30pm.
Each open house will begin in the K4 classroom, which is located just inside the Parish Center’s main doors. Principal Pamela Pyzyk will give a brief welcome and introduction followed by short presentations from the K4 and K5 teachers. Parents will have the opportunity to tour the kindergarten classrooms and speak directly with the teachers and the principal.
The SJV community is very proud of its K4 and K5 programs. We offer two K4 options every weekday. The morning session meets from 8am to 11am, and the afternoon session meets from 11:40am to 2:40pm. Mrs. Arena and Mrs. Averkamp are the K4 teachers. The K5 program meets every day beginning at 7:50am and ending at 2:50pm. Mrs. Andreucci and Mrs. Knop are the K5 teachers. Each teacher, accompanied by an assistant, provides an excellent early childhood education while also demonstrating and teaching our Catholic beliefs in the classroom.
Refreshments will be served at both sessions. A school tour is available on Friday, January 7th. Childcare is provided during both sessions of the Open House. St. John Vianney School and Parish is located at 17500 Gebhardt Rd. in Brookfield.
If you cannot attend the Open House but would like more information or to schedule a classroom visit and tour of the school, please call Principal Pamela Pyzyk at (262)796-3942 or email her assistant, Janelle Peterson, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more about St. John Vianney School and Parish by visiting our website, at www.stjohnv.org/school.asp .
The Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation (WRISA) has announced the accreditation of St. John Vianney School. St. John Vianney has proven compliance with the WRISA educations stardards and is a member in good standing.