Prospective Families

New Family FAQs

Welcome to our St. Bruno family! We are so excited that you have chosen our school for your child’s educational experience. We promise you won’t be disappointed! We are dedicated to shaping the whole child. Our academics excel and our faith-filled atmosphere also each individual to express their faith openly. St. Bruno School is truly a family environment.

Over the last few years, we have come to realize that coming into our school as a new family can be overwhelming. So, we have put together this booklet to help with any questions that you may have about being part of St. Bruno.

So, you have enrolled your child in St. Bruno Catholic School. Now what?!?

School days
  • Start time/Tardy/Late/Sick
    • The school day begins at 7:50 meaning if you are here at 8:00 you are tardy. School ends for the day at 2:50.
    • If your child is late please come to the office to sign them in for the day.
    • If you are running considerably late please call the school office to let us know.
    • If your child is sick and will not be at school please call the office as soon as possible.
      • Homework can be picked up, if requested
  • Lunch
    • Lunch is $2.35 and breakfast $1.60
    • You can put lunch money on the account
    • Please be sure to check your accounts frequently using Option C to see your balances
    • If your child brings their lunch, please try to keep it healthy.
      • No fast food or sodas allowed
  • Checks and Money to office
    • Please be sure to put all money in an envelope when sending it to school with the child’s name on it.
  • Dress Code
    • No sandals
    • No brand names logo across shirts
    • Shorts are from the first day of school until Oct. 1 and May to the end of the year
      • If warm we extend
    • No athletic wear except on “special” days that are announced
  • Mass
    • All school mass is on Wednesdays at 8:30
    • You are more than welcome to celebrate mass with us if you can
  • After school pick ups
    • Buses dismiss out the east doors at 2:50 (1:50 on Tuesdays)
    • Walkers/riders dismiss out the west doors and go to the church parking lot after buses leave
      • PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THE PARKING LOT UNTIL ALL STUDENTS ARE SAFELY ACROSS THE STREET AND IN THEIR VEHICLES
      • STUDENT PATROLS WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN YOU CAN LEAVE
    • Please be sure to let your child know what they are doing after school, if a change occurs on how the child is getting home please let the school office know as soon as possible.
  • Office Check-in
    • If you are visiting a classroom, please be sure to first sign in at the office and getting a visitor’s badge before going to the classrooms.
  • Child Protection
    • Anyone who is wanting to volunteer in the classrooms or be actively involved in the school will need to take a Child Protection class through the Diocese.
      • Dates for these classes are available on the Diocese website at diobell.org
  • Field Trips
    • Field trips will be taken throughout the school year. Please be sure to sign the permission slip once you receive it and return it back to school in the Thursday folder.
  • Chain of Command
    • St. Bruno School uses a chain of command when dealing with issues that may arise.
    • If something arises please first with the classroom teacher, then principal, Father Augustine, and then, if needed, the school board.

PTO

A lot of the questions we get throughout the school year are about fundraising. New families are confused about “how it works”. Hopefully, this helps answer questions you may have. If not, please do not hesitate to ask!

“Why do we do so much fundraising?” While our school is operated on a very strict budget, the tuition paid by each family does not cover the total operating expenses of our school. The PTO organizes fundraisers to supplement the school budget. Our school could not operate without the funds raised by our PTO. All parents of St. Bruno Students and the faculty members of the school belong to the PTO. All are encouraged to attend the PTO meeting at 6pm on the first Wednesday each quarter. Fundraising requirements apply to parents of grades K-8. PreK parents are welcome to participate, but not required.

  • Each family is required to work 3 PTO fundraising events and sell 25 units of “products”. Each family is also required to work on a BINGO team and at the St. Bruno Picnic.
  • The 25 units can be earned by selling Strawberries, selling Gun of the Month tickets, and selling Little Caesar’s Pizzas. A total of 25 items sold from any of these will meet the requirement. Unsold units will be assessed at $6/unit.
  • If you do not want to work or sell – There is a fundraising opt-out option available for a nominal fee. Please see the school handbook for details.

The following are events you will be “automatically” signed up for, they are in addition to the required PTO events:

  • BINGO Team/Concessions – all families are divided into teams. On the 1 st and 4th Friday of each month, one team will provide food, desserts, and workers for the concession stand. Whoever is assigned at “team leader” that week will contact team members for food donations and the team leader will work the concession stand for that evening. The team leader position rotates. There is an opt-out option for a nominal fee. See school handbook for details if you wish to opt out.
  • St. Bruno Picnic – The huge fundraising event takes place each year on the 3rd Saturday of July. Each family – regardless of home parish or non-Catholic faith – will be assigned to work a shift at the picnic. You will be contacted by a chairperson of this event.

PTO Events to sign up for:

Scrip – Scrip cards are gift cards the school makes a profit from for selling at face value. Workers are needed to sell cards for 15-20 minutes after Mass at St. Bruno Church.

Grandparent’s Day – We use this day to show appreciation to our grandparents who give us so much support. Workers needed on 09/05/19 to help bake cookies. Workers also needed on 09/06/2019 for serving punch and cookies and clean-up.

Golf Scramble – This event will take place at Red Hawk Golf and Grille on 09/8/2019. Workers needed for various jobs during the event.

Little Caesar’s Pizza pick up day – Pizzas are sold by families starting in September. Workers are needed the day of delivery to help sort orders and assist families picking up their orders. Pick up is scheduled for an afternoon in October.

Scholastic Book Fair – There is a Fall Book Fair (early Sept) and a Spring Book Fair (April). Workers are needed for set up, clean up, and for working hours the book fair is open (11a-3:30p).

Dinner Auction – This is our biggest fundraising event. Workers are needed for set up the night before (10p-1a) or clean-up the morning after. This year’s auction is scheduled for 11/9/2019.

*If you would like information about being on the planning committee for the auction please contact Jamis Schrader.

Quilter’s Luncheon – Workers needed to help serve an appreciation lunch to our parish quilters. This event takes place in early December.

Knights of Columbus breakfast – Workers needed to help cook an appreciation breakfast to members of the Knights of Columbus. This event usually takes place in Late March or Early April.

Monthly Pinochle Tournament – 4 Pinochle tournaments are held monthly December through March. Location rotates between St. Ann’s, and St. Mary Magdalen. Workers needed before, during, and after tournaments held at St. Mary Magdalen. Exact dated TBA.

Knights of Columbus Christmas party – Workers needed at the Knights of Columbus Christmas party to help prepare meal. .

PTO Breakfast – The delicious breakfast helps us kick of Catholic Schools Week! Scheduled for 01/26/2020, workers are needed for cooking and clean up.

Teacher’s Luncheon – Workers needed to help supervise students while our faculty enjoy an uninterrupted lunch. This will take place during the week of January 27

Dueling Pianos – This event is scheduled for 03/7/2020. Workers are needed to help with planning and also to work various jobs including ticket sales, as well as set-up and clean-up.

Strawberry Sales – Flats of strawberries are sold in the spring. Workers are needed the day of delivery to help sort orders and assist families picking up their orders. This takes place on a weekday afternoon following sales – Exact date TBA.

In addition to the PTO events there are also other easy ways our school can earn “free money” throughout the year.

Box Tops for Education – Clip box tops & send to school throughout the year! http://www.boxtops4education.com/

Shoparoo – Download the app and snap pictures of your receipts! https://www.shoparoo.com/

Kroger Community Rewards – Register online and register your Kroger Plus Card to support St. Bruno School. All you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card. https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow

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