Saints Back to School News
August 2018

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Weekly Office Update

From the Office of the Principal…

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!

I am so glad that you have chosen to be a part of this beautiful school community. I continue to be impressed with members of the school family; the parents, teachers, staff, and supporters.

This summer is no exception. People come forward each and every day with so much positive energy for the school. We have had a good few months without students but the school family continues to move full speed ahead making good plans and goals for the upcoming year.

Our children are the lucky recipients of so much dedication to make SWS the best school. Once again your family can be a part of this loving community where each child is important and the education is even more excellent than it was last year.

It is my privilege to work with you as you parent your children and with our staff as they help each student grow fully into a confident and capable learner and leader. I am here to serve to the best of my abilities as your school leader so please join by my side as we keep our school strong.

Peace and Joy,
Kim Doyle, Principal


Preschool and Kindergarten 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.

Kindergarten Class
Orientation on Monday, August 27 8:30-10:30

PreK A Class- 8:00 Class
Orientation on Wednesday, August 29 8:00-10:00

PreK B Class- 9:00 class
Orientation on Friday, August 31 9:00-11:00

Preschool 3/4’s Class
Orientation on Tuesday, September 4 9:00-11:00.

Back to School Open House Night – Tuesday, August  21

6:00 in the Parish Activity Center (Gym)
Preschool to Grade 8

We will start the night with a short assembly. After the assembly, all families will be free to go to the classrooms and meet the teachers, find the assigned desk/locker and drop off any school supplies for the year.

The school will be open from 6:00-7:30 on this night with the assembly kicking off the night at 6:00 PM.


Sip and Sob Coffee Break The Kids are in School!

8th Annual Sip and Sob Coffee

All parents in K-8 are welcome to join us.
Drop your kids off at school or send them on the bus, then join us for a cup of coffee. 7:30-8:30 am.

Kindergarten parents – come before your kindergarten orientation session at 8:30. Your kindergartner is welcome to join us.

Monday, August 27

Come to the Staff workroom which is located across from the school office

Bus Transportation for the 2018-19 school year

Fill out if……

  • You have a new address
  • Your child is new to busing
  • Your child no longer needs busing
  • You have a kindergarten student – fill out this form even if your child will not ride the bus
Lots of forms to fill out

There are many forms that need to be filled out each year. This year you can get this accomplished in 3 ways.

  1. Go to the new school website and download the forms – under ” current school families” – then to “Forms and Documents” –
  2. Request a paper packet from the school office to complete.
  3. Fill out some of the forms online and download the rest. We need all health forms on paper and the free lunch form on paper.

Check that you have all forms completed by the first week of school.

Important Business Issues:


  1. Put money in your child’s lunch account by writing a check and bringing it to the office.
  2. Pay the class fee bill at the school office.
  3. Follow your plan on TADS.
  4. Fill out the lunch application to see if you qualify for free lunch.
  5. Make arrangements for using Club House. We need to know for the 1st day of school. Contact – (Lisa is our new Club House Director)

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications  2018/19- Important!
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

$ Per Month

$ Twice Per Month

$ Per 2 Weeks

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Add for each additional person







Mon., Aug. 6 – Preschool and Kindergarten Carnival 6:00-7:00 PM
Sun., Aug. 12 – Parish Festival – Wear your Red SWS Shirts!
Wed., Aug. 15 – Feast of the Assumption
Mon., Aug. 20 – School Advisory Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
Mon., Aug. 20 – Staff Workshops Begin
Tues., Aug. 21 – Back to School Open House – Meet at 6:00 PM in the Gym. 6:15-7:00 move to Classrooms
Mon., Aug. 27 – 1st Day of School for grades 1-8. Kindergarten Orientation for children and parents- 8:30- 10:30 AM in kindergarten room
Sip and Sob Coffee 7:30-8:30
Tues., Aug. 28 – 1st Day of Kindergarten
Fri., Aug. 31 – Marathon Assembly 8:00 AM
Mon., Sept. 3 – No School/Labor Day
Wed., Sept. 5 – 1st Day of Prekindergarten
Thurs., Sept. 6 – 1st day of 3/4 year old preschool
Fri., Sept. 7 – 5:30-7:30 – Social time at Giesenbrau for all school parents
Mon., Sept. 10 – Parent Night with Teachers Grades 1-8 (see times for each class)
Mon., Sept. 17 – School Advisory Council Meeting 6:30 PM
Sat., Sept., 22 – Dozinky Celebration Parade 12:00 – Meet at SWS Float at 11:30
Mon., Sept. 24 – The Need Show – Character Development (Yoyo’s for sale)
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.

Meet the SWS staff!

Jolene Busch – Director
Tammy Sirek
Annette Stavos
Annie Schmitz
Sarah Gullickson

Lisa Schnieder – Kindergarten
Jennifer Wetschka – Grade 1
Kathy Giesen – Grade 2
Jennifer Rosen – Grade 3
Dawn Biren – Grade 4
Ann Christy – Grade 5
Becky Smisek – Grade 6
Becky Zwirner – Grade 7
Jill McBroom – Grade 7
Jamie Schoenbauer – Grade 8

Katherine Gorr – Music
Lean Zvanovec – Art
Mike Tschimperle – PE/Health
Annette Stavos – Librarian

Support Staff
Elaine Harty – Teacher
Kathy McNamara – Teacher
Teresa Rademacher – Asst. Teacher
Linda Smisek – Asst. Teacher.
Lisa Langfield – Club House Director
Mary Wick – Food Service Director
Nancy Moulton – Kitchen
Hedi Pelowski – Kitchen
Al Sticha – Kitchen

Joan May – Technologist
Sherry Hartman – Office Administration
Kim Doyle – Principal
Fr. Kevin Clinton – Pastor

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.