Home and School Association

Home and School exists to promote cooperation and communication between parents, teachers and administration. Home & School sponsors many activities that are intended to enhance the spiritual, social and academic experiences of the Saint John Vianney school community. Home & School works closely with the Principal to achieve its goals.

Home and School is also the primary fundraising body for the school. There are three major fundraising programs sponsored by Home & School. In addition to funding the various curriculum enriching programs, the funds raised by Home and School have also been used to finance numerous projects and equipment throughout the school.

Home & School Association Guidelines

  • Membership in Home & School is accorded to each school family upon payment of a small membership fee (currently $20). All members are entitled to vote. The Executive Board is comprised of a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer. The Vice Chairperson serves a one-year term and then succeeds to Chairperson the following year effective in the first day of the new fiscal year (July 1 through June 30).

    Shannon Wessing – Chairperson
    Elizabeth Matzke – Vice Chairperson
    Barb Corby – Treasurer
    Megon Fenlon – Secretary
  • Main Activities
    • Back to School Bash
    • BIDS for Kids Auction
    • Book Fair
    • Health Room Coordinator
    • High Interest Day
    • New Family Mentors
    • School Assemblies
    • Secret Santa
    • Spirit Wear
    • Teacher Luncheons
    • Trivia Night
    • Orientation Day
    Fundraising Enhancements

    In addition to funding the various curriculum enriching programs, the fundsraised by Home and School have also been used to finance things such as:

    • Building Improvements
    • Textbooks
    • Contributions to the operating budget (to offset tuition increases)
    • Playground Equipment
    • Community outreach
    • Technology (including new computers for the lab and library)
  • There is always room on some committee for you to get involved. Committees are organized into six (6) main categories:

    1. Communications
    2. Enrichment
    3. Resource
    4. Social
    5. Spiritual
    6. Ways and Means


    Birthday Board – Monica O’Brien
    New Family Mentors – Maggie Enlund, Elizabeth Matzke
    Orientation Day – Jennie Minessale, Carol Swiderski
    Public Relations – Sarah Schulz
    Room Parents – Shannon Wessing


    Battle of the Books – Carol Lyles-Schwarz, Kelly Mangan
    Chess Club – Amy Mineau
    Fine Arts- Laura Russell
    High Interest Day – Megan Fenlon, Kelli Melzer, Jen Schultz
    Literary Parent Helpers – Marya Melby
    Playground Supply – Allison Rusch
    Robotics Club – Open
    STEM Classes – Mary Pentler
    Band Supporters – Jen Van Kirk
    Veteran’s Day – Jen Van Kirk


    Health Room Coordinator – Mary Thorpe
    Hot Lunch Volunteer Coordinator – Katie Vitalbo
    Lost & Found – Kate McRae
    Scholastic Book Fair – Laura McMahon
    School Supplies – AnnMarie Hoyme
    Secret Santa Shoppe – Allison Rusch
    Spirit Wear  – Allison Rusch
    Uniform Resale – Amy Mineau


    Back to School Social – Heather Ferber, Ann Marie Hess, Laura Russell
    Breakfast with Santa  – Laura Russell
    Father/Daughter Dance – Katie Nova
    Golf Outing – Hayley & Jim Larkin
    Grandparents Day – Megan Fenlon, Elizabeth Matzke, Monica O’Brien, Ann Stith
    Grills & Guitars – Katie Vitalbo
    Mother/Son Activity – Heather Ferber
    Teacher/Staff Luncheons – Amy Mineau
    Trivia Night – Sarah Schulz


    Catholic Schools Week – Colleen Gilbert, Stacey Krahn
    CSW Carnival – Maria Schloemer, Kerri Webber, Anne Zitzer
    Sunshine – Genny Jones
    Teacher Appreciation Week – Barb Corby, Ann Stith

    Ways and Means

    Bids for Kids Auction 2021 – Amy Sloane
    Dine Out with SJV – Maggie Enlund
    General Mills Box Tops – Julie Laur
    SCRIP – Tanya Baynes, Martha Connelly, Janet Fisher, Maria Schloemer

      • Meetings are generally monthly (August through May)
      • Check the school calendar on the Home Page or the Shamrock Weekly to locate meeting place, time and agenda
      • Minutes for the meetings are posted shortly after the meeting
      • Meetings will be held in room P205 on the following dates (subject to change):

    Wednesday, January 22  – 9:15am

  • September 2020
    January 2020

    May 2019
    March 2019

    February 2019

    November 2018

    September 2018

    May 2018
    March 2018

    January 2018
    November 2017

    September 2017

    March 2017
    January 2017

    November 2016
    September 2016

    April 2016
    February 2016

    January 2016

    November 2015
    October 2015
    September 2015

    April 2015
    March 2015
    January 2015

    November 2014
    October 2014
    September 2014

    April 2014
    March 2014
    February 2014
    January 2014

    October 2013
    September 2013
    April 2013
    January 2013

    October 2012
    August 2012