Volume T Number 11 November 3, 2021
2021-22 School Theme: Celebrate Learning Together
As we enter November and take time to consider our many blessings, students from each Division shared some of the things about Brookfield Academy for which they are particularly thankful. As you can see, they overwhelmingly recognized their teachers. They highlighted the impact teachers have on learning specific subjects, creating a sense of community, and dedication to developing the entire individual that are all hallmarks of BA.

"I feel at home and the teachers are all very kind. BA is a nice and fun place to learn."

~ Mohul Narayan, Level 5

"When we're having a rough day, teachers give us a smile in the halls. When we're having a rough time in a subject, they are willing to be patient and work with us until we get it."

~ Shivani Shah, Level 8

"Faculty are always there to support us. They let us come as we are and accept us. They don't try to push us into these predetermined boxes. As cliché as it may sound, they see us for who we are and cultivate that in the classroom."

~ Sophia Thomas, Level 12
Our helpful new COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide is a useful tool with additional details and answers to school-related questions you may have if your student is feeling ill or may have been exposed to COVID-19.
  • Parents, please help us by monitoring students for COVID-19 symptoms and keeping students home if they show any signs of illness.
  • Reminder: Please contact your Division's Administrative Assistant if anyone in your family has had direct contact with someone testing positive for COVID-19. A direct contact is defined as being within six feet of someone without a mask for 15 minutes or more. When making determinations about these situations, we will consider this definition; however, under certain circumstances, we may find it in the best interest of our students to expand upon this definition of direct contact. It is our intention to always do what is most necessary to keep our students, staff, and faculty safe. 
  • Ongoing Updates: In addition to weekly newsletter updates, wellness protocols and other information are available in the MyBA parent portal under the COVID-19 School Updates.
Celebrate Giving Together
Look for a letter from your Annual Fund Level leader that will be coming home this week. The Annual Fund plays a critical role in sustaining all the programs and capital items that keep Brookfield Academy a great school. We hope you will consider making a gift this year! 
Thank you in advance for your participation. Our students are counting on your support! Questions? Contact Peter Grossman in the Advancement.

Giving Day - November 23, 2021
Annual Fund Online Giving Day is scheduled for Tuesday, November 23, featuring giveaways and raffles for those who contribute that day. Stay tuned for more details.

Don’t want to wait for Giving Day to make your gift to BA? You can donate online anytime, simply visit the BA website and select “Give Now”. You are also welcome to mail your donations, or even bring them in to the Advancement Office. Thank you in advance for your participation! Questions? Contact Peter Grossman in the Advancement Office.
Mothers Night Out - Friday, November 12, 6:30 pm at the Delafield Hotel
Hello BA moms from Mothers Night Out Chair, Tarah Davis:
The deadline to sign up for Mothers Night Out is TOMORROW, NOVEMBER 4.
RSVP NOW for a great night where we honor senior moms and welcome new moms to the BA community. Please help us make it a night to remember by attending this year. For those of you who have signed up, thank you; we look forward to seeing you!  
Volunteer Coffee - All School: Wednesday, December 1, 8:30 am
Liberty Hall Lower School Library, 3240 N. Brookfield Rd.
Are you excited about opportunities to get involved in our school community and meet new friends? Then please join us to learn about fun events that are coming up in the next several months. Volunteer Chairs will be available to help you register for Christmas programs and concerts, Parent Sponsored Socials, Father/Daughter Dance, Heritage Fair, Auction, Grandparents Day, and end-of-year celebrations. Our students need you to support volunteer efforts. If you cannot attend but would like to volunteer, please contact Mary Ricci or sign up for events on VolunteerHub.  
Save the Dates:
Father/Daughter Dance (All School) - Saturday, January 22, 2022
Primary and Lower Schools, 6 - 8 pm
Middle and Upper Schools, 8 - 10 pm
BA dads, dance the night away with your special daughter(s). Back by popular demand, this event includes an ice cream social and photo booth to capture those special father/daughter moments. Register through Volunteer Hub to assist with planning and activities or contact Event Chair David Nygro.
Heritage Fair For Primary School and Lower School Families - Saturday, March 5, 2022
Hello, Hola, Hallo, Bonjour, Ciao, Namaste, Asalaam Walaikum, Ni Hao, Selam, Yassas! We are excited to announce that Heritage Fair will be back in person this year! Primary School and Lower School families will have the opportunity to celebrate BA’s Star of Heritage by taking a tour of the world with us in the transformed Freedom Hall gyms. Consider creating a booth to highlight the culture and food from your country or share music and other performances to showcase your customs. Any BA family is welcome to host and feature special aspects of their culture. If you are interested in participating, please sign up on Volunteer Hub (Primary School sign-up, Lower School sign-up) or contact Chairs Ashley Gebreyesus or Nina Ginde for opportunities to help.