Saints School News
January 14, 2019 – School News
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Weekly Office Update
From the Office of Principal
Parents are our best recruiters for the school. You are in contact with friends, coworkers, neighbors, and relatives each day who have children. Most people in today’s society need someone to give them a personal invitation, a push, or to be taken by the hand when they consider enrollment in a school that charges tuition.
We ask every parent to help us recruit our future families. Adding new students helps your own child because keeping enrollment growing will allow the school to continue to thrive. Pass the about our open house events starting this week, bring a friend in and take a tour with them, or give the school a call with an interested family so that we can reach out.
We will have our first preschool open house this week. During Catholic Schools Week we will offer several open house times. This is coming up at the end of January! Now is the time to building our future. We appreciate all of our school families and know how committed you are to SWS. Thank you for sharing this commitment with others.
Time to turn in your sweepstakes tickets. These are due in the office by the last Monday in January! We will be doing the drawing during our special BINGO event on Wednesday, January 30.
Reminder: Every preschool family needs to turn in at least $50 in tickets and every K-8 family needs to turn in $300 in tickets.
All Parent Annual Meeting – State of the School Annual
Please watch for a letter from your School Advisory Council inviting you to a very important meeting. We would like all parents to attend this meeting to learn more about the strengths and the challenges of the school. Mark your calendar for Monday, February 4. the meeting will take place at 7:00 in the PAC.
Tuition Grants for 2018-19 School Year
The Deadline for these is February 17
Catholic Community Foundation and Catholic Service Appeal Scholarships – $1000 per child.
The application is now open in TADS. (tads.com) Fill out the forms and be sure to check the scholarship buttons.
Click here for grant information K-8
The Schulze Early Learning Scholarship
Open to students entering the 4/5-year-old PreK class next fall
Pre-K applicants – Click here for application
I survived Catholic Schools Week Party
For all school parents (Preschool to grade 8)
Join together at Creeks Bend Golf Club
A casual night for school parents and teachers to join together for some fun and to meet new people.
The first beverage is on us!
The kitchen will be open if you want to order dinner or a snack
5:30 – 7:30 PM on Friday, February 1
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
Thurs., Jan 17 – 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 8:00-12:30 – Knights of Columbus donate 100% of the profit to the school.
Open House in School 9:00-12:30
Book Fair 9:00-12:30
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 – 7:00 AM breakfast for students and parents in the gym
All Parent Party – Join all school parents of preschoolers through grade 8 for a social time at Creeks Bend Golf Club 5:30-7:30 PM – The first drink is on us! “I survived Catholic School Week Parent Event!”
Mon. Feb 4 – All School Parent Meeting 7:00 PM
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