St. Mary's Visitation Parish School's Mission Statement 
St. Mary's Visitation Catholic Parish School exists to direct children toward God and toward Christian service to society through Catholic religious formation, academic challenge, and continuous improvement.
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K3 Learning the letter E

Save the Date
November 9
Report Cards Go Home

November 10
Quiz Bowl Tournament

November 12
K4-4th grade Art Day
Home & School/School Committee Meeting

November 14
Spirit Wear Day
Jr. High Geo Bee

November 15
K4-4th grade Art Day

November 16
8th grade Basketball Tournament
Third graders investigating how magnets attract or repel
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6th graders drawing out the steps to Photosynthsis 

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CMH Shadow Day



Pius Shadow Day


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SMV Wine Down


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Therapy Pet Reading Times


Wave Game Ticket Form


Wine Down

2nd graders working together to build a bridge


First Graders making "ten" addition combinations

Music Lessons at SMV

Band Lessons

Piano Lessons
Monday, Tuesday,  
and Fridays
9:00am to 4:00pm
9:00am to 7:00pm
9:00am to 12:00pm
Wednesdays Closed
Principal Notes                                               November 8, 2018

Dear Families,

Important information will be coming home tomorrow. Please ask your child for it.  In the envelope you will find your child's report card, the 2019-2020 registration letter and re-enrollment forms and our 1st Quarter at a Glance. The registration information will go to the youngest or only child.

Monday, November 19th and Tuesday, November 20th  are conferences. Please use these links to sign up.     Jr. High    K3-5th grade  
Jr. High families please only sign up for one teacher.   We want everyone to have a spot. If you need to see more than one teacher, please contact the teacher directly.

Please stop in the school atrium and take a tag from our Angel Tree.  This is a parish-wide outreach ministry which provides clothing, toys, games, personal items to children, adults and organizations in need during this Christmas season. Each tag on the Angle Tree can range in value from $20.00-$75.00.  Donated items should be returned to the Angel Giving Tree in the school atrium by Monday, November 26th.

Did you know that a portion of the proceeds from the Seton Volleyball Tournament are designated to be distributed to the Foundation for Religious Retirement and the Waukesha County Catholic Schools Tuition Assistance Fund?  It is used to make Catholic school education a real possibility for those students who are not otherwise  able to afford full tuition. Assistance is in the form of $1,000 grants. Monies are given to the school and are credited to the family.  Since the beginning of the Seton, over $85,000 in scholarships have been awarded to families.  The following link will provide you with more information and access to the application. Please know that to be considered, the application must be completed, signed by myself or Fr. Peter and received on or before April 1, 2019. If you have any questions. please don't hesitate to ask me. 

Remember, the food for the Thanksgiving Drive is due Wednesday, November 14.

If you have any questions or concerns, please give me a call.  I am happy to help.
Mrs. Mary Tretow

     7th and 8th graders as Saints for their Living Saints Museum
Office Notes
SMV Christmas Concert Information
Any parents who are interested in painting the set for our Christmas show, Carol and the Belles, are invited to help on Monday, November 12th from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. Anyone is welcome, even if you are only able to be there for part of this time. Volunteers should check in with Mrs. Dries in the office. Please email Mrs. Kesler at if you are interested or if you have any questions. Thank you for considering and we hope to see you there!   

As of December 31st if a student is not up to date with their immunizations, they will not be allowed back into school unless they have met the state's immunization requirements. It is easy to obtain your child's records by going to this website .
Please inform the school office of any updates to your child's immunizations.

Picture Re-take Day
Picture re-take day has been scheduled for November 27.

Playground and Lunchroom Duty
If you would like to make some extra money, all you have to do is extra playground or lunchroom duty. You will need to go to SignUp Genius and see if there are any days available-then sign up. It pays $25/time.  It is given to everyone at the end of the school year or it is deducted from your tuition.  
We are starting to have No-Shows at duty time.  If you can not make it, please contact the school office.  We do have people who are able to come in on short notice.

After School Coordinator Needed
St. Mary's Visitation Parish School is looking for a friendly, energetic person to work as our After School Care Coordinator. Resposibilities include supervising a support staff member, recording and maintaining usage records, monitoring students arrival and sign out, assisting with snack time and clean up, providing students with play materials, help with homework, and above all, making After School Care a fun place to be at the end of the school day.
The hours are 2:30-6:00 p.m. or until the last child leaves.  We are open every day we have school.

      The 7th graders learning about the respiratory system
Home & School Happenings

Junior High Forensics:   We are looking for 2 more people to join Brigid Harmeyer on a team of 3 to lead our Forensics program and coach our students. We hope to be able to continue this program at SMV, but we need your support. Forensics is a wonderful opportunity for our students to practice public speaking, develop critical thinking skills, and gain confidence. Practices have typically occurred after school and meets occur at various public and private schools in the area on Friday afternoon/evenings and Saturdays in January and February. Please contact Rebecca Mindy or Brigid Harmeyer if you may be interested or have questions as you consider this opportunity.

In Appreciation Fund
The In Appreciation Fund will be running until Friday, December 7th!!!! The forms have already been sent home! There is also a link on the Virtual Backpack in case your form gets misplaced. Lets thank our wonderful SMV staff for all they do for our children!  

If you have any questions please contact 
Rebecca Mindy or Amy Van Ells

An amazing phenomenon occurs each fall.  The parents of our graduates report back to SMV that their children are very well prepared for the high school experience.  As the parents of future graduates, we should be so proud and confident in the academic abilities of our students.  Go SMV!

"SMV fully prepared my freshman and sophomore sons for academics at Marquette High.  Recently, my freshman son said he had to show classmates how to write lab reports for biology because they had never done these.  During his freshman year, my older son said that his English and History classes were harder at SMV than Marquette.  Many SMV students test out of Algebra I.  With the rigorous classes at SMV, students are definitely prepared for high school across the board."  Amy Merrick, SMV Parent

  And with that you will find a few things that are Positively SMV!  
Auction News

Our Old-Fashioned Supper Club Auction for Education planning is well underway! This premier annual event will be held on March 30, 2019.  The auction committee needs your help in making this, SMV's largest fundraiser of the year, our most successful to date!  Both Live and Silent Auction donations are needed.   We are looking for Packers tickets, Brewers tickets, Admiral tickets, and Buck tickets, condo stays (local or otherwise), hotel and airfare points, concert and event tickets, gift cards, corporate sponsorships, and good old-fashioned cash donations!  We appreciate your consideration and generosity! 
This year, we have created our own auction website where you can go to make online donations, download auction forms, and find additional information regarding the event. Visit, and also feel free to email the 2019 Auction Team with any questions you may have at  
With gratitude,
Sue Olbrantz and Katie Carnell 
2019 Auction Co-Chairs

Athletic News

  Congratulations to the 8th grade boys who took 3rd place at the Elizabeth Ann Seton Volleyball Tournament!!!!
Parish News

Winedown on November 8 With St. Mary's Christian Women
St. Mary's Christian Women invite you to take time for yourself (and get a head start on your Christmas shopping) at this year's Winedown, November 8 from 6:30-9pm in the Church Atrium. Shop local businesses, artists and makers selling jewelry, art and gifts, home decor and much more. Buy tickets at the door or in advance at See the flyer at left for more details. 

Mission & Catholic Identity
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