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Weekly Office News – February 28, 2022
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;
Lent starts this week. Lent is an amazing time of year in a Catholic school because it gives us an opportunity to teach the children about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and how His life on earth has change our life now and for eternity. We are able to practice our faith with prayer and traditions. We are able to walk with Jesus in a very real way, of course that happens at so many different levels of understanding from our preschool all the way through our 8th grade. Our staff grows in their faith too as they guide the students. We reach out in service to our community during this special time as well with an all-school service project.
We will have donut treats on Tuesday as part of a traditional celebration of Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) and then we will move into Lent on Wednesday at our Ash Wednesday Mass with the ashes placed on our foreheads. (For those of you who are not Catholic, all of these practices are good for the students to learn as they are Christ centered and part of our community, however if you have issue with any part of our practices, I am happy to converse with you).
I am overjoyed that we can share our faith here at SWS.
Kim Doyle, Principal
“Be Still and Know that I am God” – Psalm 46:10
Conferences are this week!
Thursday March 3
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
No conferences or school on Friday, March 4 – teacher comp. day.
Click to get your conference spot.
Club House will be open for K-8 students 7:00am – 5:30
Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4
No class or extended care for preschool due to the conference days.
Aim Higher Foundation/Catholic Service Appeal Scholarship- for K-8 students – Due tomorrow!
Application -extended to March 1,2022.
This scholarship is open to any child- Kindergarten to Grade 8:
1. Family has a financial need and qualifies for TADS Financial Assistance
2. Grades K-8
March 1, 2022 is the re-enrollment date for next fall for our K-7 students.
We will automatically charge your account the $50 per child registration fee for your child attending our school in the fall unless we hear from you. This was addressed in a letter that came to you last November by our School Advisory Council.
If you are uncertain if your child will continue at our school, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-758-3133. Based on this information we will set our staff in place with work commitments for the next school year.
Club House Schedule for kids in K-5
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Thursday, March 3 – open 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday, March 4 – open 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday, March 10 – late start – open 7:00-9:00 AM
Thursday, April 7 – late start – open 7:00-9:00 AM
Monday, April 11 – open 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday, April 12 – open 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday, April 13 – open 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday – April 14 – closed (Holy Thursday)
Friday – April 15 – closed (Good Friday)
Monday, April 18 – – open 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Starry Night Reservations
Here is a link to register. https://saintwenceslaus.ejoinme.org/sws2022starrynight
Parents with young children:
We have some volunteer babysitters waiting to be called so that you can attend our event. Let us know if you need contacts! We really want to help you attend in an easy way. It is such a great adult event for our school.
Starry Night Volunteers – we need you
This event is the biggest adult event of the school year. We need your help getting ready.
Goal = $130,000.
1. Help the committee ahead of time
2. Attend the event and bring your friends
3. Volunteer as a worker on the night of so guests have a fun time.
We are collecting unopened bottles of wine for our Starry Night.
Drop off bottles in the school office. We need about 25 more.
Starry Night Facebook Site
Please “like us”
Best Fish Fry in town!
We will do a dine in for lunch and dinner.
We will also do a curbside pickup.
K-8 family are responsible for 10 tickets. ( $130 worth)
Preschool families are responsible for 5 tickets. ($65 worth)
Kids 4-10 are 1/2 price
Please cut adult ticket in half to make a kid ticket.
All students can use their tickets to have a fish dinner at lunch time instead of the regular hot lunch.
We need 100 volunteers for this event. Your help is appreciated.
Lenten Activities at School
All School Project Mercy Cross:
Educate students about the corporal works of mercy.
Kids fill out a flower whenever they do an act of mercy and place it on the school cross in the nook by the school office
Weekly Prayer Activities:
Fat Tuesday – donuts at snack time on 3/1
Rosary in the Chapel – Students will be given a wrist tied Rosary
Stations of the Cross as a Class in the church
Ash Wednesday: March 2nd
Family Groups: Thursday, 3/10 9:10 – 9:50
Traditional Stations with Father – March 15 @ 9:30
All school Rosary in the Church: March 22nd @ 12:30
Reconciliation March 31, 9:00 – 11:00
Living Stations – Thursday, April 7th @ 1:00
Service/Charity: Baby Bottles
Family Groups: Art Project – March 10th
Teach about redemptive suffering. Students decide on a sacrifice they will make without complaint (their cross). Art projects should be hung at home to remind them to carry their cross without complaint.
Daily Prayer: Students read a daily prayer over the announcements.
Take-Home Item: Give to students when doing rosary in the chapel.
Walk through stations with 8th graders.
Add good deeds to the school cross.
Torn paper cross project
Schulze Family Foundation Early Learning Scholarship
For PreK students ONLY!
This scholarship is open to any Pre-K child:
1. Enrolling in the prekindergarten class next fall.
2. Comes from a middle-income class.
Pot-O-Gold – Cash prize of $20,000.00
We have only 650 tickets ($100 each).
Great odds of winning!
Do you know anyone who mght like this chance?
If each family would sell two/three tickets, then we would have them sold.
Fundraising required events (for all families)
3. Fish Fry
Fundraising Not required (but we hope you’ll join in)
1. Handmade Market
2. Book Fair
3. Starry Night
4. Golf Tournament
Volunteer Requirements for parents
K-8 – at least 2 events
Preschool -at least 1 event
……. but we hope all parents can volunteer more than the requirement and have fun doing it!
Job Opening at SWS for Fall 2022
We are seeking a new Food Services Manager/Head Cook for fall 2022. This is a full time position.
Please contact email@example.com
Job Opening at SWS for Summer 2022
Summer Helpers and aides.
Must be 16 years of age or older.
Teacher or college education students wanted for 12 weeks of summer preschool. Part-time or full-time.
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Club House this summer!
So many fun activities are being planned.
We will be open full time, but need an estimate on who will be attending.
March 2 – Ash Wednesday Mass (gr. 5 plans)
Thurs., March 3 -Conferences – No School for Preschool – Grade 8. Club House open
Fri., March 4 – No School for Preschool – Grade 8. Club House open
Wed., March 9 – 8:00 Mass (Gr. 4 plans)
Thurs., March 10 – Late Start
Fri., March 11 – Fish Fry-serving lunch and dinner
Tues., March 15 – 9:30 Stations of the Cross
Tues., March 15 – School Parent Association 6:00 PM
Wed., March 16 – 8:00 Mass (Gr. 1 Fahey plans)
Thurs., March 17 – Cardboard City gr.7/8
Tues., March 22 – All School Rosary – 12:30 in Church
Wed., March 23 – 8:00 Mass (Gr. 8 plans)
Thurs., March 24 -School Advisory Meeting 6:30
Sat., March 26 – Starry Night 2022 – 5:00PM
Wed., March 30 – 8:00 Mass (Kinder, Schneider plans)
Thurs., March 31 – Reconciliation 9:00-11:00
Tues., April 5 – School Parents Assoc. – 6:00 PM
Wed., April 6 8:00 Mass (Gr. 3 plans)
Thurs., April 7 – Late Start
Living Stations 1:00PM
Mon., April 11- Mon., April 18 – Spring break
Tues., April 19 – School resumes
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2021-2022 School Calendar
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