Saints School News

 April 8, 2019– School News

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Weekly Office Update

From the Office of Principal
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,

This week our 8th graders will display the Stations of the Cross. All families are welcome to join our school community as we pray together, remembering the journey that Christ was on leading to His death. His journey has become our journey towards God, making eternal life possible even in the face of an earthly death.

The living Stations of the Cross will take place in the Church on Wednesday at 1:30 PM. This is an 8th grade tradition and a wonderful opportunity offered at our school to pray.

Special Guest Day Schedule- We made some changes!
Thursday May 2

10:00-10:30 Living Rosary in Church
Guests go directly to the church and sit in any bench/meet students after the Rosary
10:30-11:15 Bingo in the gym
11:15-12:30 – Lunch ($4 per guest)
1:00 2:15- Concert (K-8 only)

Student dismissal
(special guest can check students out early- with note from parent ahead of time)

6:30 – Evening Concert (PreK – 8)

Shoe collection for charity
Bring your good used or barely used shoes to the collection box outside the office April 24-May 8. Shoes are sold to support programs that feed the hungry in the Minneapolis-southwest suburban area. Please, donate shoes with no tears or holes and only minor scuffing or light wear and tear on the bottom. Tie laces together or bag pairs. Thank you!

Big Bang STEM Fair
Congratulations to SWS 5th grader, Bennett Gjerde for taking 2nd place among 180 STEM Fair exhibits.
SWS sent 5 teams to compete.

Encourage your children in grades 3-8 for next year. Using the engineering design process, they should invent! Try, try, try again, and again. Have them keep notes in a notebook and record results of failures as well as successes. Take pictures of everything they do. They might get a chance to enter their invention in next year’s competition.

Other SWS participants were: Annie McBroom, Payton Pumper, Julianna Knettel, Issac Pumper, Marty McBroom, Jessica Tobias, and Leah King.  They all did awesome!

The Schulze Early Learning Scholarship is open to students entering the 4/5-year-old preK class next fall making them one year away from entering kindergarten.



April 8-12 – Teacher Appreciation Week
Wed., April 10 – 8:00 School Mass ( Gr. 5 plans)
Wed., April 10 – Living Stations 1:30 PM
Thurs., April 11 – Gr. 7/8 to Diary of Anne Frank
Mon., April 15 – School Advisory Meeting 6:30 PM
Wed., April 17 – No Mass
Lenten Prayer Service 1:45
Family Groups
Thurs., April 18 – Holy Thursday – No School
Fri., April 19 – Good Friday – No School
Mon., April 22 – Easter Monday –No School
Tues., April 23 – School Resumes
Wed., April 24 – 8:00 School Mass (Gr. 7 plans)
Wed., May 1 – 8:00 School Mass (Gr. 7 plans)
Thurs., May 2 – Special Guest day – Living Rosary and Spring Concert
Fri., May 3 – Family groups lunch and recess

Smile Network Collections
We are still collecting funds for the Smile Network. Pennies dimes, nickles and quarters are welcome.

Financial Assistance- anyone can apply
Go to to apply
Due May 1. (Tax returns must be submitted.)
Notification for qualification – May 15.
Open to all families.

Want to win $20,000 in cash?
This year we will be doing this fun raffle called the
There will be 600 tickets sold for $100 each.
The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at the school golf tournament on June 14.
If you want to buy a ticket or if you want to sell a few tickets to friends, contact the school office. Several smaller cash prizes are included in this raffle.

Prizes: $20,000, $2000, 2x$1000, 2x$500