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BRUNO PARENT NEWSLETTER. January 23, 2019 ... Let's talk up St. Bruno Parish School and bring in some more classmates! .... 2nd Miranda Kepplinger.


January 23, 2019

Mission Statement

We Inspire Academic Excellence and Instill Catholic Values within a Faith-Filled Community and Beyond.


Jan 27 ~ Winter Carnival and Open House, 11:30 AM—2:00 PM

Jan 29 ~ Create-A–Play (for registered students), 3:304:15 PM

Jan 30 ~ Mass led by 6th grade

Jan 31 ~ Academic Night and Open House, 6:30 PM—8:00 PM

Feb 5 ~ Auction Committee Meeting, 6:30 PM, Teacher Oasis

Feb 9 ~ Enchanted Evening Ball

Feb 11~ School Committee Meeting, 6:30 PM, Parish Room

Feb 14 ~ Home and School Meeting, 3:45 PM, Family Room

Feb 21 ~ Athletics Committee Meeting, 4:00 PM, Oasis

Principal Corner Dear St. Bruno Families, Along with the arrival of winter, we begin the third quarter of the school year! As promised, we will have new projects, new goals and new challenges. We are all - students and staff - setting our sights on our best level of achievement in the second half of the school year. Your students are working on some impressive projects and presentations for Catholic Schools Week! I hope to see you here on Sunday for our Open House and Winter Carnival, and again on Thursday evening for Academic Night. You may just be amazed at the high quality work your St. Bruno students have to show! BEAUTIFUL NEWS TO SHARE: Your student’s artwork is on display at the Waukesha County Courthouse! The St. Bruno Art Exhibit, lovingly installed by Mrs. Cathy Stewart, is on view through Thursday, January 30. Elsewhere in our newsletter, see the complimentary letter from the Office of County Executive Paul Farrow, which includes directions and hours for visiting. Congratulations, Student Artists, and many thanks to our art teacher, Mrs. Stewart, for making this exhibit happen! Thank you to those parents who stopped in to our Meet ‘n’ Greet for Mrs. Robin Wohlfeil, our new piano teacher. In case you missed it, Mrs. Wohlfeil is scheduling lessons on Mondays and Tuesdays and expects to begin around the first week in February. She will teach private ($25/ half hour) and group lessons ($15/half hour). Registration forms will be sent home soon to all families who signed up so far, and please call the school office if you are interested in getting your student on the schedule. We had a GREAT response for students to be involved in masses this coming weekend for the start of Catholic Schools Week. Thank you for sending permission slips for your children. Those students who offered but did not get assigned will be invited to be part of a Welcome Weekend mass in the near future. Parents, I will check dates with you. It is very important to show our students to the parish in our weekend mass attendance and participation! Work on the 2019-2020 school budget is underway and I am reminded of the great level of financial support provided by St. Bruno Parish. Parish members truly appreciate the active presence of our school families and students. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week January 27—February 2

ART DONATIONS Looking for 2”-3” wide paint brushes. Used are perfect! Bring into the school office!

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Friendly Reminders: Re-enrollment time is here. Please return your “Letter of Intent” and re-enroll your students for next school year at St. Bruno! Have you signed up to be involved in Men Who Cook? YOU are our best advertisers! Let’s talk up St. Bruno Parish School and bring in some more classmates! THANK YOU for entrusting your precious children to our care for their education. We pledge to serve you well! Mary MacDonald Principal, St. Bruno Parish School

WINTER CARNIVAL & Open House January 27, 2019

11:30am – 2:00PM

Come for the fun! 

Free games, Face Painting, and Fun for kids

Refreshments available

Sweet Treat Walk, Bouncy House, & Prizes

Bring friends to: 

Enjoy school tours and teacher meet-and-greets

Learn about our teacher-led instruction and hands-on learning

Register same day for grades 3K-8 CLIP THOSE BOX TOPS

New collection sheet coming home today in Family Folders. Keep clipping and collecting. At 10 cents each, these add up FAST and are a PAINLESS way to give to school! We submit on a quarterly basis, and our last check was $134. Let’s try to double that for next quarter! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

CHILI DINNER! Are you and your family a little chilly this winter? Join us for our St. Bruno Chili Dinner, Saturday, January 26th , following the 4pm Mass. There will be plenty of chili to go around for everyone, so bring your family and friends to enjoy fellowship with the rest of the parish family. It will be held in the Gathering Place after Mass. There will be a movie shown for the children. All donations will be given to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to help our local friends in need. Sponsored by: Parish Stewardship Committee.

Catholic Schools Week Events January 27-February 2, 2019 Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. SATURDAY, January 26 Mass, 4:00 pm - will feature students participating in the readings, cantoring, etc. EVENT: Join us after mass for a Chili Dinner sponsored by the Parish Stewardship Committee SUNDAY, January 27: Catholic Schools Week Kick-Off, Mass, 10:30 AM - will feature students participating in the readings, cantoring, etc. EVENT: Winter Carnival and Open House, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM. All are welcome! Bring your friends! MONDAY, January 28 THEME: PJ Day: Come to school in your pj’s. Please no pillows, blankets, or stuffed animals. EVENT: MULTIPLE CHOICE MOVIE: Students can choose which movie they want to see. Rating will be G or PG. Movie list is TBD and will be shared with parents. If you do NOT want your child to see one of the options, please notify his or her teacher. TUESDAY, January 29 THEME: Decade Day - dress in the decade assigned to your class. Please keep the clothing school appropriate. K3/K5/8th grade - 1940’s - 1950’s 3rd/4th/7th grade - 1980’s K4/6th grade - 1960’s - 1970’s 1st/2nd/5th grade - 1990’s EVENT: Special Lunch - see order form for Rocky Rococo pizza and/or breadsticks WEDNESDAY, January 30 CHILDREN’S MASS at 8:45 AM THEME: Dress Up Day: Dress in your fanciest clothes for the day. EVENT: All School Spelling Bee (students grades 3-8 who won the classroom spelling bee will participate) Please join us at 12:45 PM in the Gym. THURSDAY, January 31 THEME: Neon Day - dress in some NEON clothes. Please keep the clothing school appropriate. AFTER SCHOOL EVENT: Academic Night and Open House, featuring the Science Fair, Wax Museum, and more. Join us from 6:30-8:00 PM and bring friends! FRIDAY, February 1 THEME: Color Day 3K - White 4K - Gray 5th - Purple 6th - Green

5K - Navy Blue 7th - Red

1st/2nd - Orange 8th - Yellow

3rd/4th - Blue

EVENT: FIELD TRIP (Milwaukee Public Museum for grades 5K-8) ***If your child does not want to participate in dress up days, he or she can just wear their

Now is the time to DONATE! Join us in creating an AWESOME HAWAIIIAN EXPERIENCE for our guests!

The Men (and Women) Who Cook Auction is THE LARGEST FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR FOR OUR SCHOOL! Click here, find out more, and sign up NOW! With EVERYONE’S HELP, it will be a GREAT SUCCESS!

Check out the Amazon Wish List for items you can purchase and donate for the silent auction. PLEASE USE AMAZON SMILE (and pick St. Bruno) AND AMAZON SCRIP TO ORDER AND PAY FOR YOUR PURCHASE. BOTH OF THESE STEPS HELP SUPPORT SCHOOL!

This event takes place on April 6, 2019 On behalf of the Honorable County Executive Paul Farrow To the Students of St. Bruno Parish: I would like to thank you for allowing us to display your art project in the Waukesha County Administration Center - Showcase of Local Talent. Many people pass by and enjoy your display. Pictures of your wonderful art work which can be found on my social media accounts. Please feel free to visit our “Showcase of Local Talent” with your family and see your school projects on the ground floor corridor connecting the Courthouse and Administration Center anytime Monday through Friday, from 7:30am – 4:30pm, which will be on display till Wednesday, January 30th. Please note that due to security improvements, you will need to use the main Courthouse entrance, Door #2 on the first floor facing Moreland Blvd., and go down one floor to the Showcase of Local Talent display. If you’d like, you can stop by the County Executive’s office to say “hello”. We are located in the Administrative Center in Room 320. Our normal business hours are from 8am-4:30pm.

Paul Farrow, County Executive Waukesha County 515 W. Moreland Blvd., AC320 Waukesha, WI 53188

SPELLING BEE WINNERS! Following are the winners of the classroom spelling bees for grades 38. These children will be advancing to the School Bee on Wednesday, January 30th,at 12:45 p.m. 3RD GRADE: 1st Roland Knaflic 2nd Liliana Schulz 4TH GRADE: 1st Ireland Garza 2nd Taylor Moll 5TH GRADE: 1st Liam Taggett 2nd Ethan Czubkowski 6TH GRADE: 1st Trevin Geib 2nd Gavin Johnson 7TH GRADE: 1st Cole Taggett 2nd Miranda Kepplinger 8TH GRADE: 1st Rachael Kinnard 2nd Caelinn Carraher Congratulations and good luck next week!

MARCUS THEATER FUNDRAISER Thank you to all who have purchased gift cards and tickets through this program. We have had a great success so far with this fundraiser. We will continue to offer this opportunity throughout the year. Our next delivery will be February 1. Please have your orders in by Thursday, January 24. If you need something sooner, please reach out to Ellen Knaflic at [email protected] and we will try to work something out. Thank you again for your support!


Basketball Games This Weekend! 5th grade girls—Saturday, Jan 26, 12:30 PM, at St. Charles, Burlington 7th grade boys—Saturday, Jan 26, 11:00 AM, at Holy Apostles, New Berlin 8th grade girls—Sunday, January 27, NOON, at St. Peter, East Troy


Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life. ~Psalm 19

St. Bruno is a School Choice School

HERE IS WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR PARISH… Come and join in! Take time to reflect on Scripture

On Sunday, February 10, you are invited to join fellow parishioners at St. Bruno in reflecting on the Sunday readings before you attend 10:30 am mass. We will meet in Mr. Phillips' classroom at 9 am. We will have prayer, breakfast casserole (to be consumed prior to the one hour fast before mass/communion) and coffee/ tea followed by discussion of that day's readings. Please take some time to read them before you come if possible. (Click on the date in the calendar to find the readings of the day found at ) For planning purposes, please RSVP to Mary Kral in the parish office.

Join the next Alpha course

Alpha is coming! Join with others to talk about Jesus, prayer, the Bible, and more. We start with a meal, watch a video, and then have time to talk in small groups. Getting together to share about our faith is not something many of us do on a regular basis; those who have been in the past Alpha courses have said small group discussion was the best part of Alpha. Others have started reading the bible more regularly as a result of Alpha. Someone else said "Alpha introduced joy and peacefulness." Why not give Alpha a try? Come to at least the three sessions! Maybe you will feel, as one Alpha guest did, "a reawakening of what it [faith] is supposed to be." Alpha starts January 31 at St Bruno, sign up on the parish website (click on the Faith Formation tab) or call Mary Kral directly to join the next Alpha course. Bring a friend, anyone is welcome. PLEASE NOTE—Even if you cannot attend the first Alpha session because of school activities, you are welcome to join us beginning in week two. Alpha runs through Lent, consider getting a jump start before then on a routine that will bring you closer to our Lord in 2019.

Parish Mission

Mark your calendar, PLAN to attend March 11 and 12, 6:308pm. The theme is "The place where you stand is holy ground." A Parish Mission at the beginning of Lent is a wonderful opportunity to start this holy season in a strong way!

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