Student Life

Social Events

Back to School Foodfest​
Every September, the SJV families convene in the Parish Activity Center to celebrate the start of another successful school year. The event is free for anyone in the school community. Each family brings a dish or snacks to share, while the school provides the main course. The event is a fun evening for children and parents to reconnect with friends after a long summer! 
School Halloween Parade
SJV students participate in celebrating Halloween on the Friday closest to October 31. Classrooms are permitted to have parties, play games and enjoy snacks and treats. Students in Kindergarten to 4th Grade will do a costume parade outside (weather permitting) around the school block. Students in the Middle School building are invited to watch along with families and friends.

School Dances

SJV participates in and hosts a number of social events throughout the year. Approximately three school dances are hosted throughout the year that are open to our 7th and 8th Grades students as well as neighboring Catholic schools within the area. 

Daddy Daughter Dance

Every spring, the SJV girls put on their most beautiful party dress and take their Dads (or Uncles, Grandfathers, etc.) out for an evening of dinner and dancing in our Parish Activity Center! Parent volunteers transform the PAC into a beautiful ballroom.  This is a favorite tradition for girls of all ages!

Field Day

In May, our students are treated to a field day at Muhlenburg College (a comfortable walking distance from campus.) Students of all grade levels enjoy games, relays, activities and lunch in the park (weather permitting.)

St. Francis of Assisi Festival

The fun at SJV does not stop when school lets out in June! Every summer, the St. Francis parish puts on a three-day indoor and outdoor festival complete with games, entertainment, raffles, prizes and best of all, delicious food!