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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Principal Notes                                                September 6, 2018

Dear Families,

We are in full swing here at school. The students are all settled in and a routine is in place. I want to give a big welcome to our K3 students who started this week.  We are glad to have them with us.
Next Wednesday is our first Spirit Day.  Students can wear anything that has SMV on it or anything that is blue and gold (yellow).Uniforms may be worn in lieu of spirit wear. Neat, clean, and untorn jeans, sweatpants, wind pants, and sweatshirts may be worn.   Shorts need to be uniform shorts or shorts that are knee-length. 
We also will be collecting food again this year on our Spirit Wear day for the Congregation of the Great Spirit Food Pantry.  This month they are asking for chunky soup. Please think about sending a can or two of soup to help them out.
Save the date!  Sunday, September 16th, from noon-2pm is  the annual St. Mary's Visitation Parish Picnic. This is sponsored by St. Mary's Visitation Home and School in appreciation to the parish for their support. Lunch is free, please come and join us.
If you are a new family, you are invited to our New Parent Social. Please join us in the school atrium on Tuesday, September 18th at 6:30.  We would love to get to know you.
Saturday, October 20th, is the Catholic Schools Walk for Education at Mount Mary University. If you haven't signed up yet, you need to register by Tuesday, September 19th, to receive your free t-shirt.  Remember that 100% of the pledge money you raise stays as St. Mary's. Go to  to register under the St.Mary's Visitation Team. Whether you donate or not, we would love for you to walk with us! Please bring them and put them in the box in the atrium.
If you have any questions or concerns, please give me a call.  I am happy to help.

Have a wonderful week.

Mrs. Mary Tretow
                          Welcome K3 students to SMV!!!!
Office Notes
We are asking that ALL parents, who have not done so yet, fill out the forms as soon as possible.
Please click on the SMV Forms on the left side under Permanent links.  This is necessary for we use these forms for emergency contact information.  This is something that needs to be done at a computer and not on your cell phone.  If you can't do it from your home, please stop in at the school office and we can help.

Immunization Records
The Archdiocese and the State of Wisconsin requires that we have on file an immunization form for each child.  We are required to do reports to the Arch and the State on how many students are in compliance. There is a box to check if you chose not to have your child immunized. We still need to have the form. 

School Library Volunteers
The library schedule is complete and can be viewed as a link in this Virtual Backpack. If you would like to volunteer, please e-mail Ms. Benson with the days and times that interest you. Example: (The second  Friday  of each month at  9:30 a.m. ) Your choice will be confirmed in the next few days.
 Home & School Happenings

Save the Date! Friday, September 28
This is the week!   Friday, September 7 , each SMV student will bring home a Dance-A-Thon student packet. The packet will include all of the details about the event and how to fundraise. 

We are very excited about the prizes, we hope your kids are as well!!

The students are being instructed to wait to open their student packet until they get home. Be on the lookout,  FIVE student packets have a BLUE & GOLD ticket that can be returned to the school office by Wed 9/12 for a bonus prize!

If you have any questions about the event or fundraising, please reach out to the Dance-A-Thon committee:

Jen Zils
Annie Bolger
Erin Lampe
Lissette Fuller
Michelle Akel


This school year, the parish bulletin will again highlight a St. Mary's student each week. Brief interview style responses and a photo of the student will be included in the SMV Student Spotlight. This is a great opportunity to showcase the wonderful students enrolled in our school, and our parishioners always enjoy learning more about our school through the eyes of our students. Please complete this form with your child's responses. Thank you for sharing the SMV spirit with our parish community!

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

Lauren Wimmer, SMV 2005, graduate earned her MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University in May of 2018. Her play, "Divorce Party," premiered in NYC in 2017 and another had premiered in June.  
Lauren earned her undergraduate degree from Sarah Lawrence college in Bronxville, NY in 2013 and graduated from Second City's Conservatory and Writing Program (Chicago) where she also performed.

Parish News

Please Join Us....
St. Mary's Visitation Playgroup
September 9th, 2018 10-11am

Who: Parishioners and prospective parishioners with children ages 0-6
What: Open play, kid-friendly snacks, crafts, coffee and conversation
 When:  10am-11am
Where:  SMV Tot Lot near school patio. In the event of rain, we'll be in "The Attic"- not really an attic but a really cool space used for Catholic Formation classes.**
** From the main parish parking lot, look for "The Attic" sign between the parish rectory and school patio/K3 room (behind the facility garage.)
Please contact Katie Carnell ( ) or Monica Schmidt ( ) with questions.

Mission & Catholic Identity
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