School Ministries

Saint John Vianney school is an award winning K4-Grade 8 with many volunteer opportunities. Parents, grandparents, parishioners and friends are warmly welcomed to assist with many aspects of school life. Often these activities are one-time events while others are meant to be longer term.

If you are interested in learning more about these ministries, contact the individual listed for more information.

  • Back to School Social

    Plan the first school social. A large committee is needed to serve food, coordinate children’s games and supervise the evening.

    Ann Marie Hess





  • Battle of the Books

    Plan the first school social. A large committee is needed to serve food, coordinate children’s games and supervise the evening.

    Mary Brueggeman






    Amy Kelly





  • Bids for Kids Biennial Auction

    Major fundraiser for the school every other year in February. Co-chairs begin meeting 15 months prior to plan the auction. Committee chairs and members are needed for many sub-committees. Meetings are held monthly.

    Heather Ferber






    Melissa Kharitou






    Susan Koehn





  • Birthday Board

    Recognize student, staff and faculty birthdays. Design, create and maintain the birthday board in the hall by the cafeteria.

    Laura Clark






    Monica O’Brien






    Becky Oiler



  • Box Tops

    Collect and submit Box Tops for added income to the school. Maintain drawers in parish narthex and school office for collection of Box Tops for the fundraising program. Box Tops are organized, counted and submitted in October and February. Market program within parish and school.

    Bob Karalis





  • Catholic Schools Week

    Celebrate Catholic Schools Week. Generally held the last week of January/first week of February, this committee plans the Sunday Open House and other special student events during the week long celebration.

    Laura Clark






    Jenni Schmus





  • Chess Club

    Schedule Chess Club dates with school administration, organize students, recruit chaperones for Chess Club meeting dates. Chess Club generally meets on Fridays, 2 sessions per year.

    Amy Mineau





  • Curé d’Ars Annual Fund

    Supports the mission of our school by providing funds for (1) the professional development and retention of highly-educated professionals and staff; (2) 21st Century education technology and upgrades, including mobile learning; and (3) tuition assistance for current and prospective students.

    Andrew Stith






    Ann Stith





  • Dine Out For SJV

    Parish-wide fundraiser. Organize “SJV Night” one night each month at designated restaurant to earn money for the school.

    Shannon Wessing





  • Display Cases

    Design and decorate display cases outside the school office. Working with Home & School committee chairs, coordinate attractive displays highlighting upcoming and recent school events, activities and projects.

    Amy Mineau





  • Fine Arts

    Encourage and develop extra-curricular student interest in the Arts. Coordinate the annual fall talent show and spring musical. Chairs run auditions and rehearsals as well as lead make up, props, scenes, etc for the events.






  • Forensics

    Liasion between faculty advisor and parents. Provide communication and help with meet logistics.

    Anne Brown





  • Health Room

    Coordinate the health room volunteers and health room supplies along with the school secretary.

    Mary Thorpe





  • High Interest Day

    Highlight extra-curricular, hobbies, special interests for students through hands-on activities. Coordinate and solicit presenters for a one day event. Committee members assist chairs with logistics, room monitoring and communications with presenters.

    Jennifer Schmus






    Tina Lindner





  • Home & School

    An organization working to enhance the educational and spiritual environment of Saint John Vianney School. Coordinate committee activities in Communications, Enrichment, Resources, Social, Spiritual, and Ways and Means.

    Shannon Wessing





  • Hot Lunch / Servers

    Coordinate volunteer staffing for the lunchroom.

    Laura Russell





  • Lego Club/Mad Science

    Schedule Lego Club/Mad Science dates with school administration, organize students, recruit chaperones for Lego club/Mad Science meeting dates. Lego Club/Mad Science generally meets on Fridays, two sessions per year.

    Meghan Klinck





  • Library Committee

    The goal of the St. John Vianney Library is to provide quality resources and learning opportunities through books and a variety of other formats to meet the educational and leisure needs of our students. The library committee coordinates classroom volunteers, assists with book selection, and organizes events and projects in the library.

    Marya Melby





  • Lost & Found

    Gather and display the items in the lost and found boxes several times a year. Donate remaining items at end of year.

    Jane Rusch





  • New Family Mentors

    Welcome new families to Saint John Vianney School. Match new school families with a mentor school family to help navigate through the first year. Plan and coordinate a new family coffee in September.

    Becky Oiler




    Monica O’Brien





  • Orientation Day

    Welcome school families to a new school year. Coordinate two shifts of volunteers to staff stations on the first day of school to accept forms and orient families to the new school year.

    Janet Fisher





  • Playground Supplies and Toys

    Work with staff to assess supply and toy needs for students. Also maintains supplies, toys and storage areas.

    Stephanie Rossi





  • Public Relations

    Publicize good news of Saint John Vianney School. Coordinate communications sent to Catholic Herald, Journal Sentinel, Brookfield Now and other local news outlets sharing the good news of Saint John Vianney students, staff and teachers.

    Jennifer Schulz






    Becky Oiler



  • Room Parents

    Coordinate a room parent for each classroom. Coordinate and ensure staffing for classroom parties, cleaning and assists with communication regarding teacher gifts.

    Katy Sarner





  • Scholastic Book Fair

    Coordinate with Scholastic to plan for the book fair. Plan guest readers, musical performers and other activities. Publicize the book fair.

    Jenni Schmus





  • School Committee

    Discerned board members define and develop policies that govern the operation of educational programs at the parish school and supports the principal in the implementation of these policies. Develop budget; write policies; coordinate advancement and development opportunities and long-range plan for the school.

    Laura Russell





  • School Pak

    Coordinate school supply orders through School Pak. Parents order school pak supplies online. Coordinate order dissemination at Orientation day.

    Stephanie Walsh





  • Scouts

    Provide an educational experience concerned with values: designed to build character, physical fitness, practical skills and service. Age appropriate activities, rank advancements and camping / field trips.

    Girl Scouts
    Call School for information, 262-796-3942



    Cub Scouts
    Chad Smith






    Boy Scouts
    Scott Lynch






    Gift card fundraiser for Home and School. Coordinate weekly orders for gift cards on Mondays and distribute on Thursdays.

    Martha Connelly






    Janet Fisher





  • Secret Santa Shoppe

    Shop year-round for inexpensive gift for students to purchase as Christmas gifts. Help with set-up, pricing and help the day of the event.

    Ann Colburn






    Steph Honkamp







  • Spirit Wear

    Promote SJV through wearables. Coordinate inventory and special orders for parish and school Spirit Wear. Promote Spirit Wear at Orientation Day, Catholic Schools week and throughout the year.

    Allison Rusch






    Jen Doyle





  • Strings and Band Supporters

    Coordinate parental support for band and strings programs. Communicate, coordinate and schedule parents for set-up, transportation, chaperoning and clean-up of activities.



    Ann Stith





  • Sunshine

    Send cards/gifts to personnel for occasions such as birthdays, get well, anniversaries, etc.

    Genny Jones





  • Teacher Appreciation

    Celebrate SJV Teachers during teacher appreciation week in May. Coordinate week-long daily activities celebrating SJV’s outstanding teachers.

    Laura Russell






    Melissa Kharitou






  • Teacher Luncheons

    Celebrate teachers. Volunteers bring and serve food for four luncheons.

    Heather Ferber





  • Trivia Night

    Parish-wide social event. Coordinate evening activities for annual event.

    Kevin & Susan Koehn





  • Uniform Resale

    Recycle gently-used school uniforms. Coordinate a sale during the last week of school for families to bring gently-used uniforms for resale. Left-over clothes are donated to other organizations.

    Clare Lange





  • Welcoming Committee

    To promote community, the welcoming committee provides snack & beverage socials. One time per month

    Becky Oiler




    Monica O’Brien