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Great Kids, Great Families

St. Mary Parish School opened its doors in 1916 and has been providing a great education for its students ever since. The parents of St. Mary's will be contributing to this blog which will update the community on Great Kids; Great Families. Visit our web site at

We are thankful!

At Thanksgiving the first graders have thought of so many things for which to be thankful! They have put their ideas into a poem.


T trees, trolleys

H hospitals, houses

A alphabet, animals, ants

N nature, nuts, nights

K kangaroos, kites, koalas

S sand, Santa, snakes

G God, gorillas, grass

I ice cream, infants, ice

V violins, valentines, vets

I iguanas, information, igloos

N Native Americans, newts

G Grandmas and Grandpas

Happy Thanksgiving from the first graders in Room 120!!

St. Mary Girl Scouts have a WICKED good time in Chicago!

The Saturday before Thanksgiving, 18 Girl Scouts (and most of their moms) went to Chicago to spend a fun-filled day!  A luxurious Coach bus picked up the ladies at school, and drove them down to Chicago. While on the bus, the girls got to watch the Wizard of Oz and the moms got to visit with each other!  Our first stop was Water Tower Place for some shopping on the Magnificent Mile. Many of the girls made a bee-line for the new American Girl Place, while others opted for shopping for some high-fashion clothes and accessories to wear just in time for the holidays! 

After lunch and shopping at the mall, it was time to board the bus for the play!  The whole point of the trip to Chicago was to go and see the Broadway smash hit Wicked before the curtain closed in Chicago in January! What an amazing show!!  The girls and moms absolutely loved it!! The story was funny, the music was amazing, and the actors and actresses were out of this world. 

Just when we thought the day couldn’t get any better, we were off to Ed Debevic’s for dinner. If you recall, Ed Debevic’s is the 50’s style diner/restaurant where the waiters and waitresses are obnoxious and sing and dance throughout your meal. The girls had a blast!!  They had never been to a place like this, and had so much fun playing around with the wait staff! Poor Mariana was chosen by our waitress to help her out, and she ended up bringing all of us our sodas and meals throughout the night.  Sierra and Rachel already asked when they could get a job there, and our girls really would have made Mrs. Makal proud when they ALL stood up and did a routine to “Car Wash,” entertaining both the customers and wait staff at the restaurant! 

Unfortunately, it was then time to go home. We boarded our bus and bid Chicago farewell… for now! We all agreed that we can’t wait to find another reason to take the Girl Scouts back to Chicago!

Optimist Club Selects Student of the Month for November 2008

The Menomonee Falls Optimist Club presented Courtney M. with a Student of the Month award for November. Courtney, an eighth grader, was recognized for her outstanding service to St. Mary School and Parish and to the wider community. She was awarded with a plaque and a bumper sticker. Way to go, Courtney!

Merry Christmas and Happy 2009

From the entire St. Mary's School Community 

Wishing you all a very joyful Christmas season and a New Year filled with peace and happiness!

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