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Feb 6, 2019 - 'entry point' grades that students who are already at St. Bruno ... coming Welcome Weekends at St. Bruno Parish. .... 2nd Miranda Kepplinger.


February 6, 2019

Mission Statement

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


Feb 7 ~ All School Spelling Bee, 1:00 PM

Feb 9 ~ Enchanted Evening Ball

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

Feb 12 ~ Create-A–Play (for registered students), 3:304:15 PM

Feb 13 ~ Mass led by K5

Feb 14 ~ Classroom Valentines Day Parties

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

Feb 15 ~ NO SCHOOLTeacher In-Service

Feb 19 ~ Auction Committee Meeting, 6:30 PM, Teacher Oasis

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

Feb 28 ~ Theater Arts Family Night , 6:30 PM, Waukesha Civic Theater

Mar 1 ~ NO SCHOOL Sustaining the Mission (for teachers)

Mar 1 ~ Early Bird Registration Deadline

Enrollment window Feb 1—April 20 2019

Principal Corner Dear St. Bruno Families, If you have been to the airport in Milwaukee (which, incidentally, as of yesterday, is named Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport), you have seen the “Recombobulation Area.” That’s how school feels this week as we all get back on track after four days away due to our recent weather! We are getting back into our routine and getting recombobulated! SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS OPEN on our school website. You will see a notice about this elsewhere in our newsletter. We ask you to put this at the top of your family to-do list and register your children for 2019-20 before March 1. This helps us to plan for next year, and it gives you the Early Bird Discount!! Families in 3K, 4K and K5, please look into the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program and see if you might qualify. It is only at those ‘entry point’ grades that students who are already at St. Bruno may enter the Choice program. (Students from another school or a home school setting may come to a Choice school at any grade.) If you even think you qualify, do apply, because the tuition benefits are great. If you know another family who may qualify, please invite them to look into the program or call the school office. If you would like more information, feel free to call me in the school office. The easiest way to look online is: and then search ‘Private School Choice Programs.’ MAKEUPS from Catholic Schools Week: Our school wide Spelling Bee is this week Thursday, Feb. 7, at 1:00 in the gym. More news on Pajama Day when we get closer to Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Good news: due to our calendar and the length of our school day, we will not, as of this date, need to make up any snow/cold days. Because of the great showing of our students who participated in masses on Jan 26-27 for Catholic Schools Week kickoff, St. Bruno students will be invited to be ‘Student Ambassadors’ on upcoming Welcome Weekends at St. Bruno Parish. Watch for Sign Up Genius opportunities for your students to be a Greeter, Gift Bearer, or Bulletin Passer. This may just be the opportunity your family needs to get back into the habit of attending Sunday mass. Lent begins March 6, and there is another time to, as the song goes, Come Back to Me, and attend mass regularly. Thank you for making the effort for mass to be part of your family’s routine. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2


Friendly Reminders: Have you signed up to be involved in Men Who Cook? We can use your help right away in calling businesses in our ‘extended area’ and inviting them to donate an item for our auctions. YOU are our best advertisers, and it’s enrollment time! 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

A Great Opportunity to Get Your Family Involved in the Parish Community… School Participation in Welcome Weekends

We are looking for school families to assist Betty Igl on the 3rd weekend of each month for the St. Bruno Parish Welcome Weekend Social Period. Each month, Betty arranges to have complimentary food and beverage offerings provided after the masses on the 3 rd weekend of the month, encouraging parishioners to stay and enjoy a refreshments and fellowship. Betty would appreciate a few extra sets of helping hands with set up and clean up for this monthly event. It would be most helpful if she could count on the assistance of one adult and a couple of children (Ideally one school family could sign up as a team) to help with setting up food and beverages, replenishing items throughout the event and clearing/wiping down tables as the event finishes. We would love to see community building between our Parish and School families AND this would really help Betty out immensely! We also have the opportunity to participate in the mass during this weekend. Please click here to sign up .

CLIP THOSE BOX TOPS 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!

WINTER READING CHALLENGE UPDATE Thank you to everyone who participated in the Winter Break Reading challenge. We had 24 students who have earned Hot Cocoa with the Library. We are working on a date and will have this fun treat soon. Be on the lookout for a reading challenge over Easter Break.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR Register by March 1st to receive the Early Bird Discount. See the form in your Family Folder for more information.

PODCAST OPPORTUNITY Were you distracted at last Sunday's mass? Do you sometimes attend mass at another parish? Would you appreciate hearing Fr Dan's homily from last Sunday? Fr Dan produces a weekly podcast of his past Sunday's homily. Search "No Spin Homilies" in your favorite podcast app or visit


MARCUS THEATER FUNDRAISER Our next delivery will be BEFORE February 14. Please have your orders in by Thursday, February 7. 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! THINK VALENTINES DAY GIFTS!

Hello Men of St. Bruno Parish School! My name is Jerry Strand, and I facilitate our Dynamic Men’s Group here at St. Bruno that meets on Thursday mornings. I would like to invite you to the Men of Christ on March 30 at the Miller Theater in Milwaukee. This conference attract nearly 3000 men from around the state and parts of the U.S. These men have a desiere to be a better father, learn more about heir Catholic faith, become better husbands and spiritual leaders of their family.. Reconciliation is available all day by the many priests that donate their time and talent. A lunch is provided as well as free bagels and coffee I the morning. Visit the website, for detailed information about tickets and speaker. You may also call me at 262-965-3436 or email me at [email protected] for information about the conference OR joinig our Dynamic Men’s Group. This conference is superb! Bring your son (middle school and older) or a friend and even your dad. Enjoy a great day that just might make a difference in your life. God Bless!


Following are the winners of the classroom spelling bees for grades 3-8. These children will be advancing to the School Bee on Thursday, February 7 at 1:00 PM 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! We also want to congratulate the 1st and 2nd grade winners: 1ST GRADE:

1st 2nd

Rowan Turner Leif Renk

SAVE THE DATE! THEATER ARTS FAMILY NIGHT THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 6:30—8:00 PM WAUKESHA CIVIC THEATER TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE SOON This event is a fundraiser for our Theater Arts program and features the students! Doug Jarecki, our Theater Arts instructor guides the students through some fun improv games and the Create-A-Play students will also perform that evening. Rumor has it the teachers and staff may also get on stage! This is a family friendly event and we encourage you to bring guests. Watch for information on ticket sales to come home soon.

2ND GRADE: 1st Sophie Schulz Mason Daniels

Hey—did you sign up yet to help at the Auction? 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

Basketball Games This Weekend! 5th grade girls—Saturday, February 9, 9:00 AM, at Holy Apostles, New Berlin 7th grade boys—Sunday, February 10, 5:30 PM, at Holy Apostles, New Berlin 8th grade girls—Sunday, February 10, 1:00 PM, at St. Joseph, Big Bend

GO WILDCATS! KWIK TRIP REBATE For a limited time the rebate on Scrip Kwik Trip is at 9%. Take advantage of this and order up!

St. Bruno is a

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 February 7, 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.

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!

School Choice School In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord. ~Psalm 138

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