Saints School News
School News – February 1, 2021
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,
Catholic Schools are Amazing! Take a look in the news these days and you will see glowing reports of how Catholic Schools are digging into the challenges of the current pandemic. This comes only with lots of prayer, hard work, and trust in God and in each other. Catholic schools guide everyone on the same path. Moving on the same path is what keeps us going not only during a pandemic but throughout our earthly lives. It is a greater path that we aim to follow and that is our path to eternity. Catholic schools can do this.
We got you SWS!
Kim Doyle, Principal
Pray Often, Work Hard, Trust God!
Starts today – February 1
All profits are used to supply the SWS Library with new books each year.
Click Here to start your Book Fair Experience
Everything is shipped directly to your home.
Free shipping on orders of $30
Minimal charge for orders less than $30.
Kindergarten Preview Night – For all future kindergarten kids and their parents
6:00 PM on Tuesday, February 9
Park in the back parking lot and enter through the gym doors.
Due to covid – we ask you to leave siblings home if possible. Masks are required for adults. Covid protocols followed upon arrival.
Small groups of children and parents will be formed to moved about the school together.
It is going to be a fun night!
Come by RSVP only!
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 952-758-3133
A Starry Night
SWS Annual Event
March 20, 2021
We are seeking: Cash sponsors, Item donors, Gift of a cabin week or sunny condo, Sporting event or any other fun event, and Gift cards (we need lots of them)
Item deadline- March 1
Online cash and item donations
Free Registration for the event
Click on the link
Special baskets for the Starry Night
Buy an item or two for each of your children’s grades. We combine all into some fabulous baskets to bid on.
2021 Class Basket Themes
Pre-K: Get Ready for Summer!
Kindergarten: Favorite Toys – Magnatiles/ Legos & LOL
1st grade: Favorite Toys: Nerf & Calico Critters & Hatchimals
2nd grade: BBQ/ Grillers Delight
3rd: Cupcake Fun & Chocolate Bombs
4th: Blossoms, Bees & Birds (gardening & Birds)
5th: Family Night In
6th: Outdoor Adventure (camping)
7th: Trojan Gear
8th: NP Strong (Small gift cards and merchandise from local businesses. Purchased by parents not donations from the businesses)
Thank you for helping to make “A Starry Night 2021” successful.
Socks and Underwear wanted for the homeless
We are collecting new/sealed bags.
All sizes and styles
We have a speaker on Feb. 4 who will take our donation to the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul
Annual SWS Parent Meeting
Mark you calendars to join your School Advisory Council
There will be two virtual options for you to pick from.
The links will be sent out soon.
The Council will inform and update you about the work that is done supporting goals, finances, and all of the behind the scenes work that keeps the school viable while focusing on our mission.
Join us on one of these nights:
Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00 PM
Thursday , February 18 at 6:00 PM
Summer Preschool and Summer Club House – Open
(preschool and grades K-5)
Preschool – Mixed class of 3-5 year old children. Open 7:00-5:00 with academics 9:00-3:00 (same as school year)
Club House – Open for Kindergarten – Grade 5, 7:00-5:30
Registration forms are now availalbe.
School Sweepstakes Raffle
Drawing will be: Catholic Schools Week – February 3.
Pot-O-Gold Tickets are now being sold.
Here is your chance to win $20,000 in cash!
Tickets are $100 each and only 650 will be sold.
Drawing will be at our summer golf event on June 11.
1 = $20,000
4 = $1000
2 = $500
Total of $25,000 cash prizes
We appreciate if each family would consider buying 1 ticket! Send a check in and we will send your stub home.
Can you help sell 3-5 tickets? We will not send blank tickets home with the children.
Contact email@example.com to arrage to pick up tickets.
NWEA Test Results and Report Cards
Coming home in the mail to each family this week.
Nationally – Reports show that many kids are 6 months to 1 year behind in their academic growth due to Covid. SWS kids are right on track and comparable in their growth levels to other years. SWS KIds are doing GREAT!
Catholic School Week Plan – Click here
Fish Fry – delayed until April 30
Reminder for Fundraising and Volunteering
Required fundraisers for families (3 required):
Marathon, Sweepstakes, Fish Fry
Required volunteer activities (2 shifts or 2 events required):
Fish fry, Starry Night, Golf tournament
All other fundraisers are necessary but not required. We appreciate all participation and hope most join in.
All other volunteer activities are greatly appreciated. This year those opportunities are very limited.
Aim Higher Foundation Tuition Scholarships for K-8
2021-2022 School Year!
February 20 deadline
This is a needs-based scholarship program. Families apply through TADS by filling out the TADS application and then clicking on the scholarship button for the Aim Higher Foundation.
Click here for more information.
Registration for Kindergarten Families
Now – Open to the public!
For every kindergarten student who registers from this point until June 1 – all kindergarten tuition gets lowered by $50 for every kindergarten family up to 28 students.
Click for registration form
Registration for Preschool 2021
We are accepting registration for preschool for fall 2021.
Little Saints Preschool – Click here for forms.
Please help us by passing this form on to family and friends who might be interested in our preschool program.
The Schulze Family Foundation is now taking scholarship applications. This is NOT a needs based scholarship so everyoen can apply.
Preschool 2021-2022 Early learning Scholarship from the Schulz Family Foundation
All students going into the prekindergarten and one year away from kindergarten may qualify for this program.
Get a preschool scholarship $500 to $3000!
Spread the word! This is open to everyone who is “middle income”. Students likely to enroll in our SWS kindergarten the following year are given highest priority for getting this award.
Click here to get more information and the application link.
Enrollment for students in Grades 1-8 for next fall.
We will have an automatic re-enrollment again this year.
This is great for you because you do not need to fill out any paperwork now. It is necessary for us so that we can make sound financial decisions and staffing plans.
The registration fee is required and will be automatically charged to your TADS account on March 1st. Registration fees are $50 per student.
We will assume your child/ren is/are returning to SWS in the fall unless you make arrangements directly with Kim Doyle. Please contact KIm before March 1 to workout any details. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon., Feb.1 – School Bookfair begins (virtually)
Book Character Day, Bowling for Gr. 2
Tues., Feb. 2 – Sweepstakes Tickets are due
Fashion disaster Day, Bowling for kindergarten
Divine Mercy Chaplet 1:40.
Wed. Feb. 3 – Sweepstakes Winners Pulled!
Wed. Feb. 3 – School Mass (Gr. 3)
Dress up day, Bowling for Gr. 1
Thurs., Feb 4 – Sports day, Homeless donation and speaker 1:40, Bowling for Gr. 3 and 4
Fri., Feb. 5 -PJ day, Bowling for Gr. 5-8
Tues., Feb. 9 – Kindergarten Preview Night- 6:00 PM
Wed. Feb. 10 – School Mass (Gr. 7)
Wed. Feb. 10 – School Advisory Meeting 6:30 PM
Mon. Feb. 15 – President Day Holiday – School Closed – All programs
Tues., Feb. 16 Home/School meeting – 6:00PM
Tues., Feb 16. – 7:00 PM – Annual Parent Meeting Virtually (link to be sent) – Option 1
Wed., Feb. 17 – Ash Wed. Mass ( Gr. 8)
Thurs., Feb. 18 – 6:00 PM – Annual Parent Meeting Virtually (link to be sent) – Option 2
Wed. Feb. 24 – School Mass (Gr. 2)
Fri., Feb 29 – No K-8 Classes, Preschool and Club House will be open.
Mark your calendar:
Sat., March 20 – A Starry Night!
Fri., April 30 – Fish Fry (rescheduled)
Saints Return 2020
Contains all Covid related plans.
Go to swsaints.org
Amazon Smile Program
Sign up. Name St. Wenceslaus Catholic School (make sure it is our school in Minnesota because there are also schools by the same name in other states) Our school receives 0.5% back on all purchases. It might not seem like a lot, but it all adds up over time.Go to this link to register.
Coborns More Reward Points
Here is such an easy way for you to contribute to the school. Coborns give away $150,000 each year to schools. The money is divided between all schools that have members with points. It is so easy to sign up. Then we get the rewards each time you shop and SWS gets a donation.
1. Go to: moreRewards.com
2. Create an account
3. Proceed to login
4. Goto: manage my membership
5. Choose school reward
6. Select: St. Wenceslaus Catholic School