Scholarship testing for the 2014-15 school year will be offered for students in grades eight to 11 at 9 a.m. Nov. 9. Admission screening also will be available. Call (262) 783-3200.
The student body will be treated to a 20-minute performance of "Hello Dolly!" on Nov. 7.
In Spanish class, first-graders illustrated mini-books of "¿Eres tú mi mamá?," translated as "Are You My Mother?," by P.D. Eastman. The second-graders illustrated mini-books of "Salí de Paseo" ("I Went Walking") by Sue Williams. The two classes will get together and read their books to one another.
More than 230 runners and walkers took part in the 2013 Pumpkin Fun Run on Oct. 20. It was the largest turnout to date.
Wisconsin author and Burleigh parent Randy Soudah presented his book, "Freddy & Betty and the Halloween Rescue," to the second- and third-graders.
Parent Teacher Organization phone directories have been given to students. To order additional copies, send $5, cash or check, to the PTO treasurer after Nov. 4.
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The second-, third- and fourth-grade classes took a trip to the S/V Denis Sullivan, which is moored at the lakefront at Discovery World. A grant from Kohl's Corp. paid for this field trip.
Brookfield Central's band performed for Fairview's homecoming celebration. The homecoming theme was "The Wizard of Oz."
On Monday, Nov. 4, a Red Cross blood drive will be held at the school. Students can earn points for their classroom by encouraging adults they know to donate. The winning class receives a $100 gift card and a pizza party. On Nov. 11, the students will participate in a Veterans Day observance; some will lead a devotion, some will share information about the U.S. Armed Forces and some will play taps.
The ski and snowboarding club is still accepting registrations. The last day to turn in a payment and registration is Nov. 1.
Squawk the parrot, the mascot for the Yell and Tell program, visited students in 4-year-old kindergarten through second grade. Squawk teaches children how to be proactive and know what to do if he/she sees a dangerous situation. A dangerous situation can be anything from a friend that gets hurt on the playground to a stranger approaching the child. The children learned four steps to stay safe in a dangerous situation. They are taught to pay attention to what they are seeing, pay attention to the feeling of being scared or unsure, yell to get attention and tell an adult. Each child received a coloring book to help them remember to see it, feel it, yell and tell.
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On Oct. 24, the sixth-graders spent the day at the Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians, in Hubertus. The students enjoyed the views from the basilica, which is 1,350 feet above sea level, one of the highest points in that area of Wisconsin. The retreat helped students focus on faith as they shared Mass, the Stations of the Cross and received a tour of the basilica.
St. Mary's Visitation
The schools recently hosted the Gladiator Open Academic Quiz Bowl tournament. Teams of junior high students participated in a field of 19 teams along with six other schools, five from Illinois and one from Bayside. The teams competed head to head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, sports and popular culture.
The first-graders are in the middle of their annual insect study. The students are learning about what insects need to survive, the parts of an insect and the stages of an insect life cycle through observation of darkling beetles, painted lady butterflies and milkweed bugs.
Parents interested in assisting with the science fair are invited to a meeting Nov. 4. For information, email Linda Atkinson at email@example.com.
Sixth-graders will have their first after-school social Nov. 1. Activities will include video games, volleyball, pingpong, basketball and a live deejay. Parents must sign a permission slip, which can be found on the student information board in the cafeteria.
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