Saints School News
August 27, 2018

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Weekly Office Update

From the Office of the Principal…

School starts Monday and we are so excited to have your family as part of our school. Preschool to Grade 8 is a wonderful time in the life of your child. They grow from toddlers to teenagers. Our staff is energized and ready to make this an amazing year for each and every one of our students. Thank you for joining us as partners in this process.

Please step forward to be involved and get to know the 200 other families who have chosen SWS. I am here to help you in any way that I can so do not hesitate to contact me at any time.

Kim Doyle, Principal


Preschool Orientation Days

For parents and kids together!
On these days, parents or another adult brings the child and stays with the child in the classroom.

PreK A Class- 8:00 Class
Orientation on Wednesday, August 29 8:00-9:00

PreK B Class- 9:00 class
Orientation on Friday, August 31 9:00-10:00

Preschool 3/4’s Class
Orientation on Tuesday, September 4 9:00-10:00.




Parent Information Night Monday, September 10

Please join the teachers in their classrooms for an information session. Teachers will go over class goals, procedures, discipline, and fun events for the school year. This event is for parents only. (Club House will be open during this time so that all parents can attend without children. Each class session is only 30 minutes. Please be on time.

Sessions are for the Grades 1-8 only
5:30-6:00 – Grade 1 (Mrs. Wetschka)
5:30-6:00 – Grade 2 ( Mrs. Giesen)
6:00-6:30 – Grade 3 (Mrs. Rosen)
6:00-6:30 – Grade 4 (Mrs. Biren)
6:30-7:00 – Grade 5 (Ms. Christy)
7:00-7:30 – Grade 6 (Mrs. Smisek)
7:30-8:30 – Grade 7 and 8 (Mrs. McBroom, Mrs. Schoenbauer, Mrs. Zwirner, Mrs. Smisek)


Marathon for Non-Public Education starts this week.

This week we will have our kick-off for the upcoming school marathon. Our school relies on this fundraiser and others throughout the school year to support our budget. 

Our school goal is $43,000. We need everyone in the school to participate. Each student in K-8 has a goal of $150 and each preschooler has a goal of $50. 

Students will get special envelopes to turn in their marathon money. The money will be counted each Friday and students will win prizes based on the amount that they have turned in at each juncture. All money will be due on Friday, October 5. 

Each student will get their marathon t-shirts this week. They can wear these every Friday from now until Christmas.

All School Reunion

Click to register! All current and past school parents, grandparents, and students are invited. Students must be high school age or older to attend.
5:00-6:00 – Mass at St. Wenceslaus – (Grades 7 and 8 to sing)
6:00-7:00 – Social Hour (Grades 7 and 8 to help with hosting)
7:00-8:00 Dinner – (Entertainment by students in Grades 2,4,7,8)

Mass of the Holy Spirit

 It is a very special treat for our school to participate this year in the Mass of the Holy Spirit. This Mass will be at the US BANK Stadium. We will be in attendance with 14,000 students from 79 Catholic Schools in grades 4-8. We will celebrate with the Archbishop and with hundreds of our priests.  This Mass is sponsored by the Catholic School Center of Excellence. The date is Wednesday, October 10.  This is a private event  and only preapproved teacher and adults who are fully Virtus trained and have background checks will be allowed to attend.

Social event for all adults in our school community

Help kick off our school year with some fun. We hope you will join us at Giesenbräu Brewery on Friday, September 7 for this social event inviting all adults of our school community to come together for some relaxation and maybe meet a new friend or two. Each person will get one free drink ticket, and there will be a food truck on site for your purchase.  Join us from 5:30-7:30 PM. See you there!

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications are due!
PLEASE APPLY for this if you qualify.

Our school receives federal dollars and services — the more who apply, the better it is for our school.

These applications are held strictly confidential.  Your children will receive a free lunch program and our school gets benefits.

Fill out the correct form that is located on the website and return it in a sealed envelope to “Kim Doyle”.

Please apply if your salary falls within the guidelines.  Forms can be dowloaded confidentially on the school website located under “Forms and Documents”.

See attached data file on Income for Free and reduced lunch prices.

Maximum Total Income for the free lunch plan.

Household size

$ Per Year

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Add for each additional person






Staff Changes

New School Counselor:
Ms. Kaitlyn Schoenbauer will be at our building 2 days each week. Kait is a graduate of SWS and NPHS. She is currently finishing her master’s degree at the University of St. Mary’s in human development and child life.

Kait is replacing Jessica Alladin who will be working in a full-time counseling position in Farmington. We thank Jessica for her 1.5 years with our school.

Thank you, Mrs. Jane Jeffrey,
We wish Mrs. Jeffrey (2nd-grade teacher) the best of luck as she begins her new teaching position at St. Dominic’s in Northfield. Mrs. Jeffrey was a dedicated teacher at SWS for over 20 years. Her new position will keep her within the community where she lives. She will be teaching 1st grade.

Welcome to Mrs. Kathy Giesen who is our new 2nd-grade teacher. Kathy has been a teacher at Holy Cross Catholic School in Webster for the past 10 years where she recently taught 2nd grade. Kathy lives in New Prague with her family. (Yes there is another Kathy Giesen in New Prague who is a teacher. – try not to get them confused)


Mon., Aug. 27 – 1st Day of School for grades 1-8.
Mon. Aug., 27 – Kindergarten Orientation for children and parents- 8:30- 10:30 AM in the kindergarten room
Sip and Sob Coffee 7:30-8:30
Tues., Aug. 28 – 1st Day of Kindergarten
Wed., Aug. 29 – PreK A orientation 8:00 AM
Fri., Aug 31 – PreK B orientation 9:00 AM
Fri., Aug. 31 – Marathon Assembly 1:00 AM
Mon., Sept. 3 – No School/Labor Day
Tues., Sept. 4 – Preschool 3/4 class orientation 9:00 AM
Tues., Sept. 4 – Home/School Assoc. meeting 6:00-7:30 PM
Wed., Sept. 5 – 1st Day of Prekindergarten
Thurs., Sept. 6 – 1st Day of Preschool 3/4’s class
Fri., Sept. 7 – 5:30-7:30 – Social time at Giesenbrau for all school parents and teachers.
Mon., Sept. 10 – Parent Night with Teachers Grades 1-8 (see times for each class)
Wed. Sept. 12 – Net Retreat – Grs. 7/8
Mon., Sept. 17 – School Advisory Council Meeting 6:30 PM
Fri., Sept 21 – Gr. 6 Field Trip to Cedar Lake
Sat., Sept., 22 – Dozinky Celebration Parade 12:00 – Meet at SWS Float at 11:30
Mon., Sept. 24 – The Ned Show – Character Development (Yo yo’s for sale) 1:00 PM
Wed., Sept. 26 – Grades 4/5 Field Trip to the Water Festival
Fri., Sept. 28 – Feast of St. Wenceslaus
Sat., Sept. 29 – School Marathon at Memorial Park – Preschool to grade 8 and all parents.
Tues., Oct 2 – Toddler Time 6:00-7:00
Wed., Oct. 10 – Mass of the Holy Spirit at US Bank Stadium
Thurs., Oct 11 – STEM Fair 6:00-7:30 PM for PreK-8 and parents (open to the public)
Sat., Oct. 13 – 140 year –  All School Reunion 5:00-9:00 PM

Weekly School Masses:
Join us each Wednesday at 8:00 AM for our all school Masses.  Our first Mass will be on Wednesday, September 5. (Grade 8 will plan this Mass)

Club House

We welcome Lisa Langfield as our new Club House Director. Lisa is replacing  Jessica Bohnsack who moved to a new position in Prior Lake. Lisa has been a dedicated parent to our school and last year became one of our teacher’s favorite substitute teachers. We welcome Lisa.


PLEASE contact Lisa if your child will be using the Club House Program this year.

Club House will be open 7:00-8:00 AM and
11:00 AM -5:30 PM


Home/School Members wanted:
We are looking for a few more parents who can be involved as volunteers (who make a huge difference in our school).

The jobs are easy, you will meet other parents, and it is fun!

The group meets monthly but we are so flexible and open to any help you can give us. Please contact Kim if you are willing to be a part of our Home and School Association. The first meeting is on Tues., Sept. 4. We need about 6-8 parents to join our committee. Join with a friend!

Our School Mission Statement
St. Wenceslaus School is a family centered faith community committed to the intellectual and spiritual formation of our students. We provide a high quality academic program that builds leadership and self confidence while nurturing a loving relationship with God and encouraging service to others.