Saints School News
Weekly Office News – December 6, 2021
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;
This week in the light of the holiday season, we find our school community in a deep dark sadness. This comes with the passing our one of our school parents, Dan King, father of 4 boys and husband of our 4th grade teacher, Lori King. Our staff feels lost and helpless as we grieve for the loss this family has. School parents are reaching out asking how to help as well; what to do? how to help? But what is that something that can be given or done to help? It feels deep, dark and hopeless.
It is these moments that our faith comes to light. We know the resurrection story and the wonder and awe that God has promised us. We are brought into the brightest light of all, Jesus Christ who came to bring us the light of salvation and the glory of eternal life. This promise is a gift that we get though our faith. It brings us light in a dark time.
What a special gift a faith community can be to all of us; staff, students, and our school families. Let us embrace the King family and each other through the light of our faith.
Kim Doyle, Principal
“Be Still and Know that I am God” – Psalm 46:10
Go Fund Me – for Lori King and her 4 boys:
Liam, Andrew, Ryan, and Daniel
Prayer Services for the entire school
Nov. 30 – Hope 9:15
Dec. 7 – Peace 12:45- followed by blanket making
Dec. 14 – Love 10:00
Dec. 21 – Joy 8:00
Lighted Advent wreaths and prayer each day
1. Christmas Star – each child will create to decorate the PAC hallways with a holy scene.
2. Christmas ornaments made for our special trees
3. Classroom door decorating
Fleece blanket making for the homeless shelters – We will do this with our family groups.
Fun “Christmas Sweater” Day
All students and staff are invited to wear a fun Christmas sweater or shirt on Friday, December 17. Red/Green outfits are also acceptable.
Club House – Sign up for late start day – Dec. 9
Click here to register to attend Club House
Open 7:00am – 9:00am
School for K-8 starts at 9:00 on this day.
Car drop off can take place at 8:50-9:00 am. Busses will pick up 90 minutes later than usual.
Club House and Preschool Extended Care
will be closing for one afterschool time.
We are closing both of these programs on the afternoon pick-up time on Friday, December 17.
K-8 pick up – 2:30
Preschool pick-up – 3:00
This is to allow all of our staff to attend our Staff Christmas Party which takes place after school on this day.
Parents – please make other arrangements.
Club House Dates over Christmas Break
We will offer Club House Services to K-8 students on 4 days during our Break.
Thursday, Dec. 23
Tuesday, Dec. 28
Wednesday, Dec. 29
Thursday, Dec. 30
We are closed on Dec, 24, 27, and 31.
Click here to sign up for attendance at Club House
Parents – Mark your calendar and get a babysitter!
Preschool through grade 8 parents and staff are invited to Giesenbräu Bier Co. party room.
Thursday, December 16 at 6:00 PM
Beer and snacks!
Meet someone new!
Come alone or bring a friend who is thinking of joining SWS!
Christmas Sweaters encouraged!
Give aways and prizes!
Class Baskets – Due January 1
The committee is trying to make things easy for each family. Here is an option for families to help with our Starry Night
Preschool3/4 (Conway) Gift Wrapping Wish List
PreK (Fimon) Gardening Wish List
PreK (Gullickson/Heinz) Gardening Wish List
PreK (Sirek)- Yeti Wish List
Kindergarten (Martin) Lego City Kindergarten Lego City Wish List
Kindergarten (Schneider) LOL Kindergarten LOL Wish List https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1QQHS8VTZA20C?ref_=wl_share
1st Grade (Dalsin) Crafts 1st Grade Crafts Wish List https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/32FIPUBFHOC56?ref_=wl_share
1st Grade (Fahey) Slime 1st Grade Slime Wish List https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1Q5FHMPGDFN0N?ref_=wl_share
2nd Grade Fidgets/Interactive Wish List
3rd Grade DIY 3rd Grade DIY Wish List
4th Grade STEM 4th Grade STEM Wish List
5th Grade Outdoor Fun 5th Grade Outdoor Fun Wish List https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2W2NQL5BSFW4B?ref_=wl_share
6th Grade Pool/Beach 6th Grade Pool Beach Wish List https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1L3M9VALQ4GHH?ref_=wl_share
7th Grade NP Gift Cards/Trojan Gear
– Shop local!
8th Grade Insta Pix 8th Grade Insta Pix Wish List https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2VMLNWBHR07J9?ref_=wl_share
Amazon List Purchasing Instructions
- Ensure your Amazon Account is linked to St. Wenceslaus in AmazonSmile
- To set up AmazonSmile navigate to account & lists in the upper right corner and select Amazon Smile Charity Lists
- In the search bar type “St Wenceslaus” and select
- Note you MUST be logged in through smile.amazon.com when making purchases for St Wenceslaus to receive the monetary donations generated from AmazonSmile
- Click on the appropriate List Link (below)
- A banner will appear at the top of the screen that will prompt you to enter the list through AmazonSmile. Please click on Visit AmazonSmile to view the list and make purchases.
- Navigate through the list for the item you wish to purchase
- If your grade has multiple lists, either can be purchased from
- Add to cart and continue to checkout
- Select Ship To ‘Sherry Hartman’s Gift Registry’
- In gift options you can choose if you’d like to leave a note
- Please do not gift wrap if given the option
- Select your payment method and place order
We’ll handle the rest!
Christmas Angel Program
This is a program run by our School Parent Association with two goals:
1. Make it easy for a family to recognize and gift a teacher or staff person for Christmas.
2. Provide a Merry Christmas message to that staff member.
Letters went out in kids back packs last Friday. Basically this is how it works. You give a cash gift to be joined with other cash gifts for a certain staff member. The staff member knows you gave but doesn’t know the amount as it is all combined together. Our School Parent Association also gives so that each and every staff member gets something.
Please know that this is OPTIONAL and staff members do NOT expect any gifts.
K-8 families – 30 tickets.
Preschool families (with no K-8 kids) – 10 tickets.
Tickets are $10 each.
This is 2nd of our 3 required fundraisers. The ticket sales/drawing is not until the end of January.
You can offer them to family and friends in the holiday weeks ahead.
We are moving forward with our plans to have all of our Christmas concerts in our church this year.
K-8 concert is on Tuesday, December 21
We highly encourage extended family, especially grandparents to come to the 1:00 PM show allowing parents to come to the evening show at 6:30 PM.
Preschool concert is on Wednesday, December 22 at 10:00 AM.
Our church is large and guests can spread out if there is a concern about Covid. However, any person who is ill or has any symptoms should not attend. Masks are encouraged.
Wanted: Parents willing to help with our Starry Night
We are building our teams to help with our amazing Starry Night – to be held live this year. This event will be held on March 26.
Please talk to Colleen Sullivan or Sarah Kallal to join a team.
Kim will connect you if you do not have their contact information.
Registration is now open
for kindergarten and preschool.
Reserve a spot for fall 2022.
Spread the word to families who might be interested in enrollment. We appreciate our current families helping us make connections.
Tours of our programs are welcome. We will also hold a preschool open house in January and a kindergarten preview evening in February.
Registration forms are available on our main school website: swsaints.org
Schulze Family Foundation Early Learning Scholarship
Application closes when money is used up – apply early
This scholarship is open to any child:
1. Enrolling in the prekindergarten class next fall.
2. Comes from a middle-income class
Aim Higher Foundation/Catholic Service Appeal Scholarship – Application closes on Feb. 22.
This scholarship is open to any child:
1. Family has a financial need and qualifies for TADS Financial Assistance
2. Grades K-8
Dr. Jules Nolan Parenting Virtual Sessions
These will be available through the end of December.
Emotional and Behavioral Regulation in School: Changes Since COVID
Technology, social media, Screen Time, and Parenting
Mon., Dec. 6 – St. Nicholas Day treats from Parent’s Assoc.
Wed., Dec. 8 – Feast of the Immaculate Conception School Mass (Gr. 6 plans)
Thurs., Dec. 9 – Late start day – 9:00 am
Wed., Dec. 15 – School Mass ( Gr. 8 plans)
Thurs., Dec. 16 – Gr. 3-8 Reconciliation 9:00-11:00
Thurs., Dec. 16 – Parent Gathering 6:00PM
Fri., Dec. 17 – No Club House/No Afterschool Extended Care
Christmas Sweater day
Tues., Dec. 21 – K-8 Concert 1:00 PM and 6:30 PM
Wed., Dec. 22 – School Mass ( Gr. 5 plans)
Wed., Dec. 22 – Preschool concert 10:00 AM
Wed., Dec. 22 – Kindergarten Nativity play 1:00 PM
Thurs., Dec. 23- Fri., Dec. 31 – Christmas Vacation
Mon., Jan. 3 – School resumes
Click here for the
2021-2022 School Calendar
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2. Create an account
3. Proceed to login
4. Goto: manage my membership
5. Choose school reward
6. Select: St. Wenceslaus Catholic School