Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Spirit

The Spirit of Christmas is alive at SJV. 
Helping St. Vincent de Paul share the joy of the season. 
A Kookie Christmas Show. 

Join us tomorrow for our Walking Toward Christmas Mass. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Local Author Visits SJV

Local Shelley Awad visited with our Grade 4 and Grade 4/5 classes. She read exerpts from each of her books and answered questions from the students. Each student received an autographed copy of Greenhouse Kids - Dan Delion's Secret. The books were provided through the generosity of sponsors from the local community.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Open Houses for Gr. 8 Parents

Grade Eight Open House for Parents and Students

You are invited to the Open Houses at our Catholic High Schools!  

November 18     Assumption                      6:30 pm

November 28     St. Joseph Secondary            6:45 pm

December 3      Catholic Central                        6:30 pm

December 4      St. Anne High School            7:00 pm

December 9      Holy Names High School  7:00 pm

December 12     F.J. Brennan                    6:30 pm

January 9               Villanova                               7:00 pm

January 16              Cardinal Carter                 6:30 pm

For Further Information Contact School Principals  or visit our website

Sherrilynn Colley-Vegh - Media Contact
W.E.C.D.S.B. 519-253-2481 Ext. 1246

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Author Visit at SJV

Local author Shelley Awad will be visiting the Gr. 4 and Gr. 4/5 classes at SJV on November 14, 2014 at 8:30 to share some of her books.

The order form below went home with the students from these classes.  We are extending the opportunity to the rest of our school community to order her books as well.  Please use the form below and return it to the school with your child by November 8, 2014.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Winning Lottery Numbers

Thank you to everyone who supported our SJV Lottery for Learning.

The winning numbers from yesterday's draw are:

Ticket Number
Winning names will be posted upon confirmation of the tickets.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Early Bird Lottery Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our
Early Bird Ticket Sellers Draw!
  • Lebron in JK/SK
  • Vismith Gr. 6
  • Kieran Gr. 1
  • Harrison JK/SK
  • Dane Gr. 5
  • Nathaniel JK/SK
  • Breely Gr. 1
  • Brianna Gr. 3
Our goal is to beat last year's $20,000 in sales.
Our current lottery sales are just over $9000.

Please ensure that all tickets and money are returned
by Wednesday of next week.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Homework Help

Need help with your math homework?

Are you in Grades 7-10?

The Homework Help website is in full swing, open 5 nights a week, Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm.

Some key features include:
  • the Tutors are Ontario Certified Teachers
  • an interactive whiteboard allows teachers and students to draw, graph, and write out complete solutions
  • all sessions are recorded and stored in the student locker for later review
  • 24/7 resources (Interactive Lessons & Tutorials, Glossary, Calculator, and more)
To register, students will need to know their Ontario Education Number (OEN) and their birthdate.

Monday, September 23, 2013

ARC Public Meeting 1

September 23, 2013

Dear Parents and Community Members,

The school community is invited to attend the first public meeting of the Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) established by the Windsor- Essex Catholic District School Board to study pupil accommodations in the Riverside Area, including Brennan High School, St. John Vianney, St. Maria Goretti, St. Rose, and St. Jules Catholic Elementary Schools.

The meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 6 p.m. at F. J. Brennan High School.

At this meeting, the Committee will explain its role, outline the study process, and present information profiling each of the schools.  Your input is welcomed and will be considered.  In order to allow for full community input the Committee has adopted guidelines which require that any individual or group wishing to present at the public meeting contact Colleen Norris, Manager of Human Resources/Policy Development at ((519) 253-2481 ext.1122 at least two (2) full business days before the meeting.

This will be the first of four (4) public meetings that will be conducted by the Committee, where the school community will have the opportunity to participate in the study.

Further information pertaining to the accommodation review process, including the Committee's Guidelines for Public Input and School Profiles, can be found on the Board's website at, and is available in print on request at the Windsor-Essex Catholic Education Centre.  The School Profiles will be posted to the web site for review prior to the meeting.

Should you have any questions, please contact Colleen Norris or your school principal.


Elise Daragon

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

United Way

Your Donations Count!
Thank you to those who have donated to the United Way Campaign.  The Windsor-Essex Schools' Safety Patrol Association if fully funded by the United Way.  The Bus and Foot Patrols who ensure the safety of all students as they make their way to and from school appreciate your Support.  If you still wish to donate it is never too late.  Please contact the United Way 519-258-0000.

Vos donations sont importants!
Merci à ceux qui ont fait don à la campagne de l'United Way. L'Association Windsor-Essex Schools' est entièrement financé par United Way. Les brigadiers d'autobus et des pieds qui assurent la sécurité de tous les élèves comme ils font leur chemin à l'école et apprécions votre soutien. Si vous souhaitez tout de même faire un don, il n'est jamais trop tard. S'il vous plaît contacter l'United Way 519-258-0000.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Accident Insurance

Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance
For your convenience, we have made arrangements for families to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance offers protection against the unexpected costs of injury from accidents, and is especially valuable for families who:
•       do not have medical or dental plans,
•       have limited plans, as it may help supplement health and dental benefits, or
•       have active children who enjoy sports and outdoor activities.

For complete plan details, please visit

Monday, September 9, 2013

Pupil Accommodation Review Committe

On September 9, 2013 the information meeting for the Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) took place at FJ Brennan Catholic High School.

The meeting began with prayer and after the welcome and introductions the Terms of Reference and Process for the meetings to follow, was laid out to all attending.

The School Profile for each school involved in the ARC was presented.

The dates for the Public Meetings are:
First Public Meeting:  Tuesday, October 22, 2013  6:00 pm at FJB
Second Public Meeting:  Tuesday, November 12, 2013 6:00 pm at FJB
Third Public Meeting:  Wednesday, December 11, 2013 6:00 pm at FJB
Fourth Public Meeting:  Wednesday, January 29, 2014 6:00 pm at FJB

The Guidelines for Public Input were voted on and established and the role of the committee members was reviewed.

The next committee meeting is scheduled to follow the Public Meeting on October 22, 2013.

The WECDSB website has an area designated to following the ARC process and sharing the information being reviewed.  Minutes from the meetings will be available after they have been approved on the website.  This information can be accessed through by following the link below.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Safe School Welcome Program

Dear Parent/Guardians,

As we embark on a new school year, The Ministry of Education in Ontario and The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board are committed to a safe and welcoming learning environment for our students and staff.  A province-wide Safe Welcome Program will be implemented.  This program mandates that all elementary school exterior doors be locked throughout the day.

Effective September, 2013, St. John Vianney's main entrance will be equipped with a new Video/Intercom Access System to provide added safety for our students, staff and school community.  All exterior doors will be locked and a new security access device will be in place at the main school entrance.

We understand that some may feel it to be an inconvenience but it is a necessary measure to try and keep all schools within the province including St. John Vianney Catholic Elementary School as safe as possible.  We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.


Mrs. E. Daragon - Principal
Mr. M. Pannunzio - Vice-Principal
Mr. K. Roberts - Vice-Principal

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Year End Assembly

A chance to look reflect on the year and to say good luck to those who are taking on new challenges.