Jr. High Students with the Archbishop and Father Gibson at Catholic Memorial Last Tuesday 

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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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Third graders learning about inherited traits of offspring.
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6th grade girls presenting their Science Fair board to the judges 
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Principal Notes                                               February 7, 2019

Dear Families,

We are getting back to a sense of normalcy from our time off last week due to the cold and snow. Repairs are being completed in all areas where we had the burst pipes. We are thankful to our maintenance man Mr. Fix-it who has been on top of all of this.

Archdiocese Of Milwaukee 175th Anniversary Museum will be  12:30PM-2:00PM Today, February 7th in the Senior Center.  Grades 5 & 6 students will present historical figures, places, and notable institutions for the past 175 years of our great archdiocese. All are welcomed to come.

Report Cards will go home on Thursday. MAP scores also will be going home electronically this week. We are very excited to share with you our new logo!  With your child's report card you will see a brochure that exemplifies how we incorporate STREAM (science, technology, religion, engineering, art and math) into our curriculum. This will go home with the youngest child. Please share this with anyone who is thinking about sending their child to SMV.

February 14 th is our 2 nd parent/teacher conference of the school year.  School is dismissed at 11:00. Conferences are from 2:00-6:00 that evening.  Sign-up genius will be sent home this week. A conference can be requested by you or the classroom teacher.

In the middle of this long winter we are busy making hearts and thinking about others. Many of the classrooms will be busy making Valentine boxes and cards. Our 2 nd graders make Valentine Day cards for our home-bound parishioners.  Valentine's Day is a time to share our love with one another, as Christ called us to do with His Greatest Commandment.

Friday, February 15 th and Monday, February 18 th there is no school for the students.  Our deanery will be at St. Dominic's for both days.  Friday is an Archdiocesan Curriculum Day on assessment.  Monday is our second Sustaining the Mission Day. We are required to have 12 hours of religious training each year.

We do not have to make up the snow/cold days from last week. We have enough days/hours to cover the time off.

Mrs. Mary Tretow
                  Second Graders became engineers this week
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Six Flags
Six Flags Read to Succeed is a reading program that allows students to earn a free ticket to Six Flags theme park. Students in K5 through grade six may participate. Students need to log their independent reading to reach 600 minutes before the end of February. See the Parent Letter in this Virtual Backpack for more information, or contact Miss Benson in the library.
Tuition Assistance 2019-2020
"Financial assistance applications for 2019-20 tuition payments are now being taken.  The online application and other information  (through the FACTS Tuition Management Service) can be found at:   http://www.stmaryeg.org/tours-tuition-and-admissions.html.
Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted and complete by May 1, 2019 to be considered.  Families will be notified of available funds  by June 15, 2019."

Show Your Love for Life! 
SMV School Baby Shower for Women's Care Center Starts Feb. 14!
Please bring any of the following new items to the collection site in the school atrium Feb. 14- 28:   New clothing (newborn to 5T), di apers and pull-ups, d iaper bags, baby wipes and toiletries, baby carriers and equipment. In addition, checks to Women's Care Center of Milwaukee are most welcome! 
Located on Farwell Ave. in Milwaukee, Women's Care Center is a unique, unconditionally loving counseling magnet for pregnant women in need.    Your donations help sustain the WCC as a beacon for hope for abortion-vulnerable women.  This important support and love help at risk women make courageous choices for life.  Over 92% of those who receive counseling and an ultrasound choose life for their babies.  But it doesn't stop there -- WCC offers education, classes and counseling so women become better parents and create more nurturing and self-sufficient families.  WCC and SMV Respect Life Ministry thank you once again for your support and generosity!

                    First graders celebrating 100 days of school
Jr. High Science Fair News


1st:  Nina Anglim and Felicity Giampietro, EyeWitness Testimony
2nd:  Grace Seitz, Beauty in the Golden Ratio
(tie)   Tommy Ragonese, Ben Schneider and Nick Kroog, Fixing Formaldehyde
3rd: Rob Fuller, Acid Rain

1st:  Andrea Rifelj and Mary Swietlik, Magnetically Delicious
2nd:  Taylor Kimmel and Maureen Schlifske, Burning Nuts
3rd:  Kyle Hodermann and Max Mindy, Magnetic Madness

1st:  Maximo Parks, Mitchell Henry, Ed Stollenwerk and Mark Lemberger
2nd:  Kate Wichgers, Marygrace Schlifske, Audrey Lennon and Olivia Selthafner
3rd:  Mikey Randa, Alex Kim, Jeffery Russell and Andrew Volm

                    Alumni Judges come back every year to help
                                       judge the Science Fair
Home & School News

Home & School Volunteers
Thank you to Kelly Krause and to all of the parents who volunteered for our Scholastic Book Fair in support of the SMV Library. We appreciate your flexibility in making this event happen during a week of crazy weather. Thank you to Amy & Peter Henry and our chili making contestants. It was another fabulous Chili Chomp and we appreciate you all putting on a great party. And thank you to Paula Horning for an afternoon of fun at New Berlin Bowl. We always have H&S volunteers working behind the scenes and we appreciate you all planning our upcoming events!
Please watch for an invitation from Sign-Up Genius requesting your help with our upcoming Auction for Education. We will need everyone's help for a successful evening. In addition, we are still in search of a few important volunteer roles for this Spring:
  1. We are still in need of 7th grade parent to help us celebrate our graduates by planning the 8th Grade Graduation Reception/Dance.
  2. We need a 5th grade parent/team to plan Field Day, which is a ½ day event this year.
  3. We are looking for a parent to lead our participation in the Elm Grove Memorial Day Parade.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Rebecca Mindy or any member of the H&S Board. Thank you!!!

A couple of Sundays ago, so many came to celebrate our school at the Open House.  Thank you to all the families, friends and grandparents who braved the cold weather to share the SMV spirit!  A special thank you to the parents that spoke at masses and all the students who participated in masses or offered an SMV reflection at mass.  Many parishioners commented that they were very impressed with our students.  Thank you also to all the parents that helped with tours, hospitality and in the classrooms.  Finally, thank you to the Cub Scouts for another delicious pancake breakfast.  So many people came together, offering their time to make it a wonderful SMV morning!  Thank you!    

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

After losing a tough 1st  round game to the tournament champions, the 5th  grade boys came back and won the rest of their games to win the Consolation Championship in the 5 Star Brookfield Academy Shoot-Out. Congratulations on working together as a team and your hard work this season!
The 8th grade boys brought home the biggest win yet! Blessed Sacrament tournament champions!

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