Volume U Number 24 February 22, 2023
2022-23 School Theme: 60 Years - A Tradition of Excellence
I just recently read an admissions essay from a student who described an experience of volunteering in a community that was much poorer than where he lived. One of the student’s takeaways from the experience was returning home and looking at where he came from with fresh eyes and realizing how fortunate he was. Pondering this student’s experience reminded me of the dichotomy I see between parents who are looking at Brookfield Academy for the first time and those of us who have been here for many years. It is easy to stop seeing all of the exceptional characteristics of the school we chose for our child years before. 

We surveyed new families earlier this year, and it proved to be a wonderful reminder of all that Brookfield Academy provides to our children. We asked what positives they were discovering and here are a few of their responses:

“The fact that my son comes home every day and says he had a 'great day' is something that he did not do at his previous school. Both of my children are thriving in this environment and I love how welcoming the community is.”

“The care towards my children. The emphasis put on respect and hard work.”

“Excellent atmosphere and environment, supportive teachers and staff, friendly classmates, plentiful school events, proactive communications, transparent grading system, great school brand and loyalty…”

“... focus on character development, high classroom standards, positive attitudes of staff”

I am sure these are some of the very reasons you chose BA for your children. Please help share all of the wonderful things that are going on here and consider inviting a friend or colleague to visit our Open House on Wednesday, March 1. There is no greater gift that a child can receive than an exceptional education.
~ Mrs. Joan Doble, Director of Admissions
Dinner Auction
Downtown Hoedown
Saturday, April 29

Bull Riding?! Giddyup! Invitations to the 2023 Dinner Auction will be mailed soon, so get yourself ready for a real Downtown Hoedown on April 29 at the Pritzlaff Building in downtown Milwaukee! And, yes, there will even be a mechanical bull to ride!

Pony Express Telegrams: There are two more deliveries coming up - March 10 and April 12, so get your orders in now!

The Silent and Live Auction lists are GROWING, and we can’t wait for the reveals in the weeks leading up to the Hoedown. Meanwhile…get your shopping fix by supporting the level baskets. The shopping list is live HERE through Amazon. We will gladly accept cash donations and do the shopping for you. Just call the Advancement Office at (262) 783-3200 or click HERE to donate online.

Don’t forget the Gold Rush 50/50 raffle! Buy your chances today to participate! We can’t sell tickets online, BUT we can take your order over the phone at (262) 783-3200, or you can pre-order tickets here.

Looking for more ways to support the Dinner Auction? Here’s how:
  • Buy an ad in the program!
  • Consider a sponsorship of part of the event - many levels to choose from.
  • Volunteer for the event for a few hours or longer.
There’s something for everyone!

Questions? Email co-chairs Rory Foley or Stephanie Rushing.
Father/Daughter Dance: Saturday, April 1, at Oconomowoc Lake Club. Dress in your finest and celebrate an unforgettable night with your daughter, including dinner, dancing, and a souvenir photo.
Register today! Space is limited to 125 guests.

Moms: Interested in witnessing the finery? Then check out VolunteerHub to help.

US Taco Lunch Volunteers Needed March 10:
Students are participating in a “Character and Opportunity” speaker seminar Friday and will be hungry before their talent show. Want to help prepare, serve, and/or clean up for this delicious lunch? If so, go to VolunteerHub to register. 

Teacher Appreciation: Wednesday, May 3, (breakfast) and Thursday, May 4 (lunch):
This special event shows our appreciation and gratitude to our BA teachers and staff. Help is needed coordinating the food list, drop-offs, and decorating. Join us for a planning meeting on Thursday, March 30 at 8:30 am in the Volunteer Room of Founders Hall or register to attend on VolunteerHub.