Saints School News
School News – February 8, 2021
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,
We now turn our attention to enrolling students for next fall 2022, and we need everyone’s help to do this. We have held our open house for preschool, are having our kindergarten preview this week, and we will be asking our current families to commit for the next school year by March 1. We also need everyone to pass the word on to others about enrollment.
The best form of marketing is through YOU! If you have had or are having a great experience with our school, share it with others. If you are a friend or a supporter of our school, reach out to families who live near you or your adult children with kids letting them know the benefits of a Catholic school.
SWS has something that no other school in town has. That one particular thing is our focus on God as our faith development is weaved throughout our school day. The One Holy One who gives us life, now and into eternity, is with us as we offer praise with prayer, adoration, practice, and study each day within the walls of our Catholic School.
Here we come 2021-22 school year!
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Kim Doyle, Principal
Pray Often, Work Hard, Trust God!
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.
Please sign up now so that we can plan for the correct amount of staff for our summer programs
Summer Preschool and Summer Club House
(For 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 students
Registration forms are now available on the school website.
Book Fair – Continues for one more week!
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 – This WEEK!
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!
email@example.com 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
Starry Night Class Baskets
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.
Parenting Session with Dr. Jules – Peace of Mind
Parenting with Executive Functioning Skills in Mind: Simple Strategies to Build Skill
Many children procrastinate, lack organization, have emotional outbursts, get “stuck” in their worries, are poor planners, or demonstrate other Executive Functioning difficulties. If your child frequently struggles in these areas, it might be impacting his/her school or social success. During this talk, parents will learn about the role of Executive Functioning in child and adolescent development. They will better understand the areas of Executive Functioning and take away simple, concrete parenting strategies to help their children develop lagging skills. Participants will also gain insight into their own EF skills and how the parent/child interactions can be improved through attention to these areas in ourselves and in others.
Thursday Feb 11 at 6:30pm
Monday Feb 22 at 6:30pm
Soup Supper – Monday, February 15
Take out soup available. This fundraiser normally supports the work of the parish to serve a meal at the Dorothy Day Center. This year and only this year, the profit will be split between the parish and the school.
Curbside pick up 4:00-7:00 or until all is sold.
Free will offering
Steve Eichens – $3000
Pat Goggins – $1000
Emily Millard – $250
Kenzie Vlasak – $100
Roger Kalina – $100
Katie Lofton – $100
Andrew and Jocelyn Polley – $100
Edward Picka – $100
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 — Link will be sent
Thursday , February 18 at 6:00 PM — Link will be sent
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to arrage to pick up tickets.
Registration for 2021 -2022 Kindergarten
Click for registration form
Registration for Preschool 2021- 2022
Click here for forms
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!
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.
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 work out any details. email@example.com
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.
February 26 –Teacher Planning Day
Club House open 7:00-5:30 for grades K-5 Preschool open as usual
March 11 – Virtual Conferences
Preschool – Grade 8
No school for Preschool – Grade 8 classes
Club House open 7:00-5:30 for Grades K-5
No preschool care
March 12 –Teacher Planning Day
Club House open 7:00-5:30
Preschool open as usual
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
Mon., Feb. 15 – Soup Supper 4:00-7:00 PM
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 26 – No K-8 Classes, Preschool and Club House will be open.
Wed., March 3 – Mass (Gr. 1)
Wed., March 10 – Mass ( Gr. Ka)
Thurs., March 11 – Conference Day/No School for Preschool – grade 8
Fri., March 12 – K-8 Planning Day – No School for K-8
Wed., March 17 – Mass ( Kb)
Thurs., March 18 – Confessions Gr. 2-8 9:00-11:00
Sat., March 20 – A Starry Night!
Wed., March 21 – Mass (Gr. 6)
Thurs., March 22 – Living Stations 1:00
Mon, March 29 – Monday, April 5 – Spring Break
Tues., April 6 – School resumes
Fish Fry – delayed until April 30
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