IOWA testing this week

This week is testing week at the school.  Many studies show the success of student performance has direct correlation between eating right and getting good rest.  The students will be tired mentally so be sure they get at least 8 hours of sleep. It would be good if students can have a healthy breakfast and bring in healthy snacks to eat between tests. The teachers will schedule time for the students to have snacks through testing week. There will also be a more relaxed dress code this week. Check out the schedule below:
Testing Week Dress Down Schedule
Monday – Ready for Action—Students can dress as if they were going for
a workout in sport short/pants and a comfy t-shirt. We will be ready to
GO for the first day of testing!
Tuesday – Favorite Sports Team— Show your favorite team spirit!
Wednesday – Dress Like a Teacher Day – Any Teacher or Principal 🙂
We will put our serious face on and get down to business when we get
back from Mass.
Thursday – It’s PJ Day – by now, this may be all they want to wear, so
give them a few extra Z’s. Roll them right out of bed and into school.
Friday—FALCON SPIRIT DAY! Wear all the St. Bruno School Gear you
have and lets cheer on the end of an intense week!

Weekly Newsletter & Important Dates

Click the following link to check out this week’s newsletter –

Newsletter Sept 19

Upcoming dates:

20th– 1/2 day of school-12:20 Dismissal
21st/22nd Mums Pick up -Pinckneyville
23rd—Re-Screen Hearing/Vision
24th– Boys baseball Regional Game
24th – Cross country – Casey Grade School Invitational @ Mt. Vernon @ 4:00
26th– Girls Softball Regional Game
26th– 8th Grade Parents Meeting 6:30
28th – Gym Clean Up Day 8-12
28th – Cross Country – St. Theresa Invitational @ Salem city park @ 9:00
28th/29th—Mums Pick Up -Du Quoin

Cross Country Update

The cross country season is in full swing. The team had another successful meet on Monday in Centralia at the St. Mary’s Invite.  All the runners did a fantastic job! They are working very hard in practice and are seeing that pay off when they compete.

Full results from all the meets are available at:

The Centralia Morning Sentinel had  some coverage of the St. Mary’s Invitational – Meet Pics

The cross country team’s next meet is Tuesday, September 24th in Mt. Vernon – the Casey Middle School Invitational.

Tech Forum Tonight

This is a reminder that the technology forum is tonight from 6-7 in the cafeteria.

Topics covered will include:
St. Bruno Website—We will show you where you can access all the following resources as well as much of the information that can help you stay on top of what’s happening around school.
Think Central– This is our Math and Kindergarten and 1st Grade Reading/Phonics online resource. We will show you how to access the text book, look at homework solutions, and access resources for better understanding. This year in Kindergarten and 1st grade we added the Journeys Reading series that is also accessible from this site, Mrs. Rybacki will cover these resources.
AR – How to see what books your kids have read and how they scored on their quizzes.
RAZ Kids/Learning A-Z—This site has a bunch of reading and Phonics resources that our kids love.
Spelling City– All about words, it has games kids can play to increase their spelling ability.
Shop with Scrip—Jennifer Robb will cover how to access all the scrip information, including ordering scrip at home online, how to access your account, and Presto Pay.
My Student Progress—I will cover the new system and how it is being used here at school and how you can use it at home to access grades and lunch accounts.

Newsletter – dates and announcements

Lots of information in this week’s school newsletter – Newsletter Sept 12

Here’s a few highlights:

Friday, September 13 – Grandparents Day Celebrated!!
– Mass @ 12:30, then to the KC Hall for performances
-Book fair opens @ 1:30
Sunday, September 15 – Catechetical Sunday – Mass @ 10 am for religion teachers
Wednesday, September 18 – Mum orders due
Wednesday, September 18 – Tech Forum from 6-7 – All parents should attend
Friday, September 20 – 1/2 day of school – 12:20 dismissal
Sept. 21/22 – Mum pick up in Pinckneyville
Sept. 28/29 – Mum pick up in Du Quoin
Saturday, September 28 – Gym Clean up Day – All parents of athletes should come help clean up the gym in preparation of the upcoming basketball and volleyball seasons.

Extracurricular news: The speech team has started practicing after school on Wednesdays to prepare for their first meet  in the fall.

Sports news: Baseball and Softball regular season play will come to an end next week. Their regional tournament is 9/24 – 10/1. Cross Country season is just getting started and continues until the state meet on Sat. Oct. 19 in Salem.  Please keep all our athletes in your prayers for a safe and healthy season.

Upcoming Important Dates

-Saturday 9/7 –  Student Mass @5:30
-Sunday 9/8 Golf Scramble @1pm – Golfers still needed and help is welcome
-Monday  9/9 Vision/Hearing Screening
-Wednesday 9/11 is Picture Day
-Friday 9/13  Grandparents Day – Mass @ 12:30, then to the KC Hall
-Friday 9/13 Book Fair opens
We also still have some yearbooks from last year – they are $15, please send your money to school by next Friday if you want to purchase one.