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Brookfield Academy

Congratulations to our Summer Days 2017 “New Class Contest” winners: Laurette Blanchard, Tegbir Chawla, Sarthak Dahal, Peyton Emling, Anna Felton, Greta Gardetto, Anvesha Guru, Lauren Jones, Alisha Krishnan, Ty Mahnke, Ritisha Mathur, Laya Nwilati, Danica Quadracci, Joel Thomas, Jacob Wheeler, and Alexis Wilson! Their ideas inspired new Summer Days classes and earned them the class at no charge. Their names will be featured in the course catalog (available in February). For more information on Brookfield Academy’s Summer Days program, contact julie.d'arruda@brookfieldacademy.org.

Brookfield Academy fourth-graders were excited to use an “old school” typewriter, courtesy of Mrs. Jansen, the Lower School’s librarian. Jansen, also responsible for educational technology, shared the experience with curious students who had been reading about typewriters.

St. Dominic Catholic School

Second-grader, Mia K, and kindergartner, Laila K, shared the gift of dance with the second-graders at St. Dominic Catholic School. Students sang two traditional Hispanic songs and watched the girls dance. Special thanks to Erico Ortiz for accompanying the girls. What a special treat!

The students in Mrs. Grunwaldt’s class spent the afternoon of Dec. 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, making rosaries! These rosaries will be distributed to residents at San Camillus Hospice. A special thank you to Mrs. Schweitzer, for her help in organizing and leading the activity with the children.

Congratulations to the sixth-graders at St. Dominic Catholic School for successfully completing the DARE program. All students graduated from DARE on Thursday, Dec. 15. Special thanks to the Home and School Association for supporting this program and to the City of Brookfield Police Department for maintaining the program for our students. Thank you for Mayor Ponto, District Attorney Susan Opper, and Officer Kyle Stommes for their presence at the event. Special congratulations to DARE Essay winners Katherine R, Evelyn C, Annika P, and Maddie Jo J. Way to go, Knights!

St. John Vianney

On Dec. 13 and 14, K5 students performed the Nativity play for fellow students, guests and visitors from Prince of Peace School. Dressed as angels, shepherds, innkeepers, soldiers, and Mary and Joseph, the young performers adorably portrayed the very first Christmas!

Third-graders demonstrated the virtue of compassion while making cards and wrapping gift donations for their adopted Christmas family.

A first-grader from Mrs. Williams' class won the opportunity to read a story to our school principal, Mr. Demeter. It was a fun break for both of them!

Fifth-graders visited Prince of Peace Parish in Milwaukee and attended Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. After Mass, students had the opportunity to get to know some new fifth-grade friends at Prince of Peace School during a brunch and buddy activity.

First-graders have been learning about various holiday traditions from around the world. They learned that in the Netherlands children put out wooden shoes for St. Nick instead of stockings. Students enjoyed trying on a real pair of wooden shoes!

St. Mary’s Visitation School

St. Mary's Visitation second-graders presented a "Living Nativity" for the entire school, parents and St. Mary's parishioners this week. Students played the parts of Mary, Joseph, shepherds, and angels as they told the story of the first Christmas through readings and song in St. Mary's Visitation Church.

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