Saints School News
January 1, 2019 – Happy New Year!
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Weekly Office Update
From the Office of Principal
Happy New Year to everyone as we ring in 2019. We are very excited for this year to come and have been working on many issues including the growth of the school, the expansion of our preschool, and our continued efforts to recognize the school parents and supporters who allow the school to exist.
The staff is by far one of the most educated groups of people who work together in one place. Together they plan and develop the best ways to teach our students and they continue to strive for more knowledge and greater skill through many forms of teacher education programs and opportunities.
We are working together to become a more Holy School bringing our students close to God and working to bring their faith into their hearts so they too may continue the peaceful spirit-filled ways to lead as they grow; reaching out to others and relying on God in all that they do.
Our school parents and supporters are true examples and models for all of us of the endless giving of self and generosity. St. Wenceslaus School is such a wonderful and beautiful place.
Tuition Grants for 2018-19 School Year
There are many opportunities to help our families offset the costs associated with a non-public school such as SWS.
Pass the word to families you may know with children. We will soon be accepting registrations for all grade levels. Preschool registration begins this week. We have many new preschool options for young families including full day programs and the traditional preschool half days. We need your help to spread the word because YOU ARE OUR BEST FORM OF ADVERTISING!
- Invite a new family to come for a tour.
Join them for the tour so they feel more welcome.
Encourage them to talk with the principal about tuition options and to not be afraid of the financial expectations.
Pray with them that they make the right decision for their child.
Send them the information about the upcoming open house opportunities.
Do whatever you can to inform them about the school.
Wed., Jan. 2 – School Resumes
No School Mass
Mon., Jan. 7 – School Advisory Meeting
Grade 8 Orientation to High School at NPHS 5:00-8:00
Tues., Jan. 8 – Washington DC meeting for Grade 7 parents and students at 7:00 in STEM lab
6:00 Home/School meeting
Wed., Jan. 9 – School Mass 8:00 (Gr. 7 plans)
Thurs., Jan. 10 Snowman Celebration 6:00 – 7:30 PM.
Fri., Jan. 11 – Step up day for preschool into kindergarten
Sat., Jan 12 – Gr. 2 Reconciliation Retreat 9:00-10:30
Mon. Jan 14- Wed. Jan. 16 – GR. 5/6 trip to Long Lake
Tues., Jan 15 – Preschool Open House and Registration 5:30-7:00
Wed., Jan 16 – Gr. 7/8 Ski Trip to Hyland Hills
School Mass 8:00 ( Gr. 7 plans)
Fri., Jan. 18 – Lock in for grades 6-8 6:30 – 1:00
Last day of 1st semester
Mon. Jan 21 – NO SCHOOl – Workshop day
Wed., Jan. 23 – School Mass 8:00 (Gr. 4 plans)
Thurs., Jan. 24 – Gr. 3/4 trip to Children’s Theater
Geography Bee – Gr. 5-8 – 8:30 AM
School Book Fair Opens
Sun., Jan. 27 – Catholic Schools Week begins
Attend Sunday Mass 8:30 or 10:30 at St. Wenceslaus
Pancake Breakfast after Mass – Knights of Columbus donate 100% of the profit tot he school.
Mon., Jan 28 – School Advisory Council meeting 6:30 PM
Tues., Jan 29 – Kindergarten and Preschool Open House/Registration 5:30-7:00 PM
Wed., Jan 30 – School Mass 8:00 (Preschoolers plan), PreK-8 bring a guest to Mass and Bingo afterward.
10:00 am Sweepstakes Raffle winners drawn
Thurs., Jan 31 – K-8 Skating party at Skateville in Burnsville (Parents welcome to join- Meet there)
Fri., Feb 1 – All Parent Party – Join all school parents of preschoolers through grade 8 for a social time at Creeks Bend Golf Club 5:00-7:00 PM – The first drink is on us! “I survived Catholic School Week Parent Event!”
Thurs., Feb. 7 and Fri. Feb. 8- Mary Poppins -grade 7/8 school musical
Tues., Feb. 12 – Kindergarten Information Night and Round up 6:00 PM
An Irish Starry Night – Saturday, March 16
Donations and reservations are now being accepted. This event is fun for the young parents and guests and for the older supporters, parishioners, and friends of SWS.
Group events sign-ups are needed! Ideas include hayrides, drinks for a class of parents at your home, a camping event, a bonfire, or a wine tasting night. People sign up at the Starry Night and come to the party at a later date. These events can be adult focused or kid-focused.
Live Auction Items are being sought! Game tickets, theater tickets, vacation homes, trips, sporting or fishing packages, golf days and ladies nights out are very popular.
Want to win $20,000 in cash?
This year we will be doing this fun raffle called the
There will be 600 tickets sold for $100 each.
The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at the school golf tournament on June 14.
If you want to buy a ticket or if you want to sell a few tickets to friends, contact the school office. Several smaller cash prizes are included in this raffle.
Prizes: $20,000, $2000, 2x$1000, 2x$500
Volunteers Wanted for the Fish Fry.
Please consider volunteering to be part of the planning committee for the fish fry dinner. The group has several planning meetings before the dinner takes place in April. This is a needed event for our school and a great event for the community as we welcome more than 1400 people to dinner on the day of the fish fry.
Please keep in mind that SWS has about 100 families to make all of our event s happen successfully. We truly are a family community working together to make our school great.