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 year is  2019 
Save the Date
January 17
End of 2nd Quarter

January 23
Spirit Wear 

January 25
Jr. High Science Fair
Scholastic Book Fair Opens
Chili Chomp

January 27
SMV's Open House

Third graders playing a math game to practice their multiplication facts. 
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6th graders with their 1st grade buddies preparing lunches for the Guest House



4th graders playing floor hockey

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                                               January 17, 2019

Dear Families,

The 2 nd quarter closes today. Report cards will be going home on Thursday, January 31st. Remember, there is no school on Friday, February 1st. Conferences are Thursday, February 14th. This conference is not mandatory.  A request can be made by you, the parent or the teacher. Dismissal is at 11:00. Conferences are 2:00-6:00. Signup Genius will be coming next week.

This  Sunday, January 20th, at the 9am Mass  the athletes of SMV will  have the opportunity to receive a special blessing from Fr. Gibson.  SMV 5th -8th grade athletes are asked to meet at the back of church at 8:55.  Pews will be reserved at the front of church.  At the end of mass, the student athletes will receive a special blessing.
Please contact Katy Cornell with questions at
We hope to see you there!

Just a reminder,  the cold and flu season is upon us. In regard to athletics, when your child is sick we follow the Archdiocese policy that a student must be in attendance at his/her school or religious education class for the full day in order to be eligible to participate in a competition, scrimmage, or practice. A full day is defined as the regularly scheduled length of time school is in session or the religious education class would be in session. Please keep this in mind when it comes to school day night games and tournaments.

According to Martin Luther King, Jr. "Everybody can be great.  Because anybody can serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve....You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve.  You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."  Please consider helping with the Chili Chomp and the Open House. See the information below for more details
Information will be coming out about Catholic School Week soon.  Watch your email for details.

Mrs. Mary Tretow

                       K5 students at the winter sensory table
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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.
Open House
Please consider helping at our upcoming SMV Open House on Sunday, January 27th.  We are in need of hospitality help and tour guides.  It is a very enjoyable morning as you are able to socialize with existing families, meet new families, and share your SMV spirit!  Thank you in advance!

                                             K4 Angels
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Scholastic Book Fair
Join in the fun! Support the SMV library during this year's book fair. The sale will run during Chili Chomp 6:00-8:30, during Open House 8:00-12:30 and January 28 -30 during the lunch hours 11:00-12:15, and after school till 3:30. Come see what the fair has to offer and help raise money for the library!

Home & School Presents:  2019 SMV Chili Chomp
Chili competition, dinner with your family & friends, the Scholastic Book Fair, and fun games makes this the perfect winter night out with the kids! Come and join us for chili, hot dogs, and all the fixins'!!  
Sign up to join in the chili competition or simply attend!  Judges will vote on the top three chilis! Again this year, recognition will also go to the crowd favorite.  Please come and cast your vote!
Make this fantastic, free event a success by also volunteering your time. Help is needed with setup, food service, BINGO, cleanup and Nut-free dessert donation.
Please sign up ahead of time if you know you are attending, but last-minute attendees are also welcome!

Date: Friday Jan 25th, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30pmLocation: SMV Cafeteria
5:00-5:30 p.m. - Drop off chili for competition.  Judges begin sampling.
6:00-7:30 p.m. - Chili eating, games, bingo, book fair & awards.
Thank you! We hope to see you there!
Event Chairs: Peter and Amy Henry

SMV Bowling Day
Bowling with SMV at New Berlin Bowl
Spend the afternoon off of school bowling with all of your SMV friends! 
Bumpers will be available for the younger bowlers.  No shoe rental
required - just bring your clean, dry pair of tennis shoes.
Food will be available for purchase.
New Berlin Bowl (16000 W. Cleveland Ave, New Berlin)
Friday, February 1st, 2019
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$6 for 2 games(including shoes) or $8 for 3 games (including shoes) - pay
at the door.  No RSVP necessary.
Contact Paula Horning at  with any questions.
Fourth Grade Reflections

Father Peter's Faith Message:  Jesus is King of all.  We are subjects to Him.

Bennett writes:  This means that you should live like Christ would want you to live.  During anything and everything, Christ is King.  
Behind your teacher's back, Christ is watching. 
If you sin too much, you get really far away from him.  It's like being thrown in the dungeon.

Evan writes:  I think that it means Jesus is the ruler and that he is watching you when other people are not.  

It is wonderful to see even the youngest of our school out in the community, sharing the SMV spirit!
Recently, the St. Mary's Cub Scouts did a fabulous job as Color Guard at the Marquette basketball game.
During the Christmas season, SMV students could be found caroling to those that deserve some extra cheer!  Several students caroled to residents at St. Anne's and the SMV Girl Scouts spent time caroling and sharing musical skills with the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
Students, thank you for making SMV proud by sharing your spirit and demonstrating what it means to live out your Catholic faith!

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

Altar Linen Volunteers Needed
Helping to maintain the altar linens is a silent, generous way to serve God and the parish community. Volunteers rotate each month or every 2 - 3 months in laundering and ironing the small linens used during the Masses. During your designated month, linens are taken home once a week and then returned to the sacristy the following week. Instructions and support from an experienced launderer will be provided. If you are interested in this very important ministry, please contact Jenny Dascoli at 262-782-4485 or email

Mission & Catholic Identity
Effective 2016-2021