Whether you're on your way to the library or stopping by City Hall, chances are you're driving by St. John Vianney School, located in the heart of Brookfield. This blog will provide insight into life and education at SJV, a 4K-8 educational anchor in Brookfield since 1957.
The month of April is filled with student-sponsored service projects at St. John Vianney School.
Students are collecting baby items for Rosalie Manor, which is a comprehensive community-based social service agency serving mothers, fathers and youth. They hope to donate items such as diapers, teethers, sleepers, and baby detergent.
First grade students are once again participating in Hugs Across America–Bear Drive. Hugs Across America collects teddy bears for children in crisis. The students are collecting new teddy bears that are 10 to 14 inches and appropriate for a boy or a girl. The donated bears will be given to children who are in crisis– victims of domestic violence, children in foster care, children in counseling situations and children who have lost their homes to fire or other disasters.
The fourth grade students encourage all families to participate in Operation Rice Bowl. Families are able to put their money in a cardboard bowl during Lent and after Easter all contributions will be donated to Catholic Relief Services.
A favorite of the SJV students is one of the sixth grade homeroom’s project: Buy an Out of Uniform Day for $1. They have decided to assist two charities: The ASPCA and the Alzheimer’s Association. Students at SJV can buy an Out of Uniform day for $1 and all proceeds will be split equally between the two charities.
The other sixth grade homeroom is sponsoring a bake sale to support Food for the Poor, which gives Latin America and the Caribbean Islands food and basic medical attention. Each baked good will cost 25 cents and all of the proceeds will go to Food for the Poor.
Service projects are constantly going on at SJV, but during Lent they have decided to take on a few more opportunities to help those in need.