Saints School News
Back-to-School News – August 30, 2021
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;
The first week of school is finally here. We are so excited to welcome 254 students into our school. We enter the new year with confidence and hope for a great year.
Please continue to pray for our school community. We ask God to keep us flourishing in faith and academics. We are thankful for our enrollment growth which helps us sustain our wonderful programs. Please pray for the health of all of our students, staff, school families, and volunteers.
We have so many plans and ambitions for 2021-22. God has made us great. Let us honor our greatness in all we do.
Kim Doyle, Principal
“Be Still and Know that I am God” – Psalm 46:10
This year St. Wenceslaus School staff members are excited to incorporate the example of seven saints into the ways we interact with students, parents, and each other – through Saintly Service: Wisdom for Growing Catholic Community. This is philosophy that our school already embraces, but one that we want to be especially intentional about welcoming and embracing others. We are looking for a great year of building community!
Thanks to the Catholic School Center of Excellence, we’re uniting with other Catholic schools and putting words and faces to our traditions and practices by using the following saints and their charisms as guiding examples in our relationship-building:
St. Benedict – Offer incredible hospitality
St. Teresa of Calcutta – Be assertively friendly
St. Ignatius – Assume positive intent
St. Therese of Lisieux – Pay attention to the little things
St. John XXIII – Foster a culture of joy
St. Joan of Arc – Take action and initiative
St. Francis – Be the change you wish to see
We are excited to be able to offer free lunch again this year to all of our students.
Students choose the following each day:
1. Hot lunch with milk – Pre-8
2. Chef Salad with milk – Grade 4-8 only
3. MIlk only (to have with lunch brought from home) Pre -8
K- 8 bring a snack from home and can purchase a carton of milk or apple/orange juice ($.50)
Preschool snacks are provided
Don’t forget to also fill out the free/reduced form if you meet financial qualifications – even though lunch is free to all. Click here.
Reading Assessment Days for the K-5 Students
Monday, August 30, and Tuesday, August 31
8:00-3:00 by appointment
Click for the sign-up link.
Masks on buses
Required if your student will be riding the bus. Check with your child’s teacher or the school office if you do not know the bus number and time of stop.
Late Start Days – School will start at 9:00 AM on these days so that teachers can meet/plan. (This is district-wide) Preschool start time is not affected.
Buses will pick up at your home 90 minutes later than usual. Cars can begin dropping kids off at 8:45 AM. Plan ahead!
Plan to walk or ride along with our school float in the Dozinky parade on Saturday, September 18 at noon.
We need as many school people as possible from preschool – grade 8 and parents. We want to make a SPLASH in this community with our presence.
Everyone wear a bright red school t-shirt or uniform shirt!
Click here for a t-shirt order form
Donations of large bags of candy are welcome! Bring it to the parade. Every person also needs a bucket for candy distributing.
Most students and parents will walk. Little ones can ride. Strollers are welcome.
We need as many parents as possible.
We need a few great dads to carry our banner. (Red Shirts)
School Mass – Most Wednesday’s at 8:00 AM
We welcome all school parents to join us for our weekly liturgical celebrations. Students will sit with their classmates and teachers. Parents are welcome to take a spot behind the students towards the back of the church.
Please do not sit up front or intermix with the students – even if your child is doing a reading or singing. The classes have assigned spots.
Catholics that have previously received communion in the celebration/sacrament of First Communion can receive Holy Communion during the Mass.
All younger students and anyone non-Catholic is welcome to approach the front at the distribution of Communion and receive a blessing – To do this, place your arms in a cross on your chest. This will indicate to the minister that you will get a blessing.
Mass in September:
Wednesday’s – 8th,15th, 22nd
Tuesday, Sept. 28 – Feast of St. Wenceslaus
SWS Parent Association
We are looking for some more parents to become a part of the School Parent Association. Frist meeting is Sept. 7.
This group works to help make our school a great place by bringing joy to the staff and the students with programs, incentives, and recognitions. The group is also there to help where needed throughout the school year.
We meet monthly. This is a great way to meet new people and to become an involved member of our school community. We would LOVE to have you join us.
September 11, 2021 — 10th Annual Brain Power Run/Walk
Sign up to participate in the Run/Walk on Saturday, September 11.
1 Mile and 5K Run/Walk at NPHS Trojan Stadium along with food, fun and prizes!
8:00 am – Check-in and registration
8:30 am – 5K start•
9:15 am – 1 mile start
(Strollers welcome, No pets please)
The New Prague Area Education Foundations supports all of the schools in the community with opportunities for teachers to apply for classrooms grants. Join in to help raise funds for all of our schools.
Please fill out the free/reduced lunch application if you finacially meet the qualifications.
All lunch is free this year due to a grant from the USDA. We still need as many of the forms filled out as possible to get other financial supports.
Click here for the form
Our school literally received thousands of dollars last year because of these forms.
Back to School – Forms and Paperwork
October 30, 2021
Exclusive handmade crafts and gifts. Click for more details to be a vendor at the market.
You’ll want to shop at the market! Mark your calendar.
Click to review the document.
This plan is subject to change at any moment in time.
Mon., Aug. 30 – K-5 Assesments, Gr. 6-8 stop in optional 9:00-12:00. Preschool stop in – optional for new preschoolers. 9:00-12:00
Tues., Aug,. 31 – K-5 Assesments, Gr. 6-8 stop in optional 9:00-12:00. Preschool stop in – optional for new preschoolers. 9:00-12:00
Wed., Sept. 1 – First day of PreK-Grade 8
Fri., Sept. 3 – Marathon Assembly 1:00
Mon.,Sept. 6 – Labor Day – No school
Tues., Sept. 7 – First day of 3/4’s preschool
Tues., Sept. 7 – School Parent Association meeting 6:00 PM
Wed. Sept. 8 – School Mass (gr. 8 plans)
Thurs., Sept. 9 – 90 Minute late start (9:00AM)
Sat., Sept. 11 – Brain Power Walk – 8:00AM
Mon., Sept 13 – Grades K-4 Google Meet parent meetings
Tues., Sept 14 – Grades 5-8 Google Meet parent meetings
Wed. Sept 15 – School Mass (Gr. 7 plans)
Sat. Sept. 18 – Dozinky Parade 12:00 Noon
Wed., Sept. 22 – School Mass (Gr. 6 plans)
Mon.Sept. 27 – Gr. 5/6 Field Trip
Tues., Sept 28 – Feast of St. Wenceslaus Mass 8:00 AM (Gr. 5 plans)
Sat., Oct. 2 – School Marathon 9:00-10:30 AM
Click here for the
2021-2022 School Supply List
Click here for the
2021-2022 School Calendar
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