Saints School News
Weekly Office News – January 31, 2022
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;
This week is usually one of the most favorite and memorable weeks of the entire school year with students who attend Catholic schools. We celebrate every day with fun activities, dressing crazy, having treats, and taking special trips. Catholic Schools Week is a national celebration of all Catholic schools who teach preschoolers through 12th graders. There are nearly 6000 schools who educate hundreds of thousands of students.
Our mission to educate our children within the environment of faith is tried and true! We are successful in forming our future leaders and learners. Catholic schools have teachers and staff members who believe in their ministry and guide students to know God personally. We practice by praying, we educate by classroom study, and we develop hearts for service to others.
Catholic schools are so special in many ways and we are so lucky to have SWS that is thriving and educating as it has done for more than 144 years.
Kim Doyle, Principal
“Be Still and Know that I am God” – Psalm 46:10
Annual Parent Meeting – Virtual Sessions
Monday and Tuesday night – this week!
Meet with our School Advisory Council. These are your parent representatives who serve the school in many important roles. They will give you an update on their work.
Choose one of 2 virtual meetings:
Monday, January 31 at 6:30 PM
Join by phone
(US) +1 617-675-4444
PIN: 313 684 090 8902#
Tuesday, February 1 at 7:30 PM
Join by phone
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PIN: 433 712 916 9515#
From Our Pastor on Catholic Schools Week
As we celebrate Catholic Schools week this week, we re–member to give thanks to God for the blessing of having a parish school. Our school is a legacy handed on from the very beginnings of our city. Our forebears recognized the importance of having a solid education not only in the 3 R’s (Reading, ‘Riting, ‘Rithmatic), but also the 4th R (Religion).
Unlike the days when our school was founded when cul–ture and society were informed by and lived out within the context of our Christian faith, today’s culture and society are radically secular and inimical to the life of faith. Our Catho–lic schools are sanctuaries where we can raise and form the next generation of leaders to engage with culture and soci–ety with a foundation of faith and critical thinking abilities attuned to the workings of God in the world.
We thank our principals, teachers, staff, parents, parish–ioners, and families for their hard work and sacrifices to keep our schools strong and our children safe. We have a great school here at St. Wenceslaus and a top-notch staff! We are truly blessed. Please take a moment out of your busy week to say “Thank you” to our principal, Kim Doyle, and our teachers and staff for their hard work in these difficult times.And “THANK YOU” for your support of our parish and school!
Ad Christum per Mariam,
We are NOT having special guest day with Mass and Bingo during Catholic Schools Week.
We hope to have a guest day in spring!
The kids will still get to play bingo and eat donuts – but not with guests due to the increased numbers of the Covid virus within our school and general New Prague community.
Sweepstakes Tickets – Pulling Winners this Week!
Drawing takes place on February 2. Please return ticket stubs today!
Unsold tickets get charged to your tuition account since this is one of our required fundraisers so you might as well take your chances to win as cash prize.
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.
Starry Night Drink Basket Donations
Some of the more popular silent baskets contain adult beverages. Help us fill these baskets.
We also need wine of our wine pull game.
Starry Night Registration and Donations
Here is a link to donate or to register. https://saintwenceslaus.ejoinme.org/sws2022starrynight
Starry Night 2022
What is it?
The Starry Night is a fun adult only casual evening. Yes – it is a fundraiser to benefit the school, but it is so much fun! We have great food, fun drinks, and entertainment too.
School parents, friends of school parents, grandparents, parishioners, supporters, and lots of people from the community. Young people over 21 and beyond! (18 yr olds may attend with parents) Established people who attend annually and those who have never been to an event like this. All are welcome.
Assigned seating with friends or with people you might become friends with helps you feel comfortable. We will seat you by parents who have kids in the same class as your kids.
Get your babysitter lined up 5:00-10:00 PM.
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.
Preschool families are responsible for 5 tickets.
Kids 5-10 are 1/2 price – kids can use the tickets for lunch.
We need 100 volunteers for this event. Your help is appreciated.
Registration for Kindergarten and Preschool.
Spread the word
Kindergarten Preview evening on February 8
6:00 PM program with scheduled mini classes
Registration forms are available on our main school website: swsaints.org
Schulze Family Foundation Early Learning Scholarship
For PreK students ONLY!
Application closes when money is used up – apply early
This scholarship is open to any Pre-K child:
1. Enrolling in the prekindergarten class next fall.
2. Comes from a middle-income class.
Aim Higher Foundation/Catholic Service Appeal Scholarship – Application closes on Feb. 22.
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
Summer Survey for Preschool
Preschool parents: Please give us some feedback!
Summer Survey for Club House
We will be open full time, but need an estimate on who will be attending.
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.
Mary Wick, who holds this position now, has been at SWS for many years. She will be retiring after this school year, but would love to train the next person in now.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more, apply for the job, or recomend another person for this important position.
Peace of Mind Session with Dr. Julene Nolan
February 16 at 7:00PM
Stress, Anxiety, Perfectionism, and Motivation
Stress and Anxiety are more prevalent now in the lives of school-aged children than ever before. How does perfectionism play into our child’s stress and anxiety? How can we teach motivation without feeding perfectionism? This session will address behavioral and biological factors that influence the development of anxiety and perfectionistic tendencies. You will leave with concrete, parenting strategies to combat stress, anxiety, and perfectionism, and learn how to foster self-motivation in our children.
Sun., Jan. 30 – Catholic School Week begins
Book Fair and Free Throw Contest in PAC.
Pancake Breakfast at KC hall 8:00-12:00
Mon., Jan. 31 – Virtual Parent Meeting with School Advisory Council #1 – 6:30 PM
Gr. 3/4 bowling trip
Tues., Feb. 1 – – Virtual Parent Meeting with School Advisory Council #2 – 7:30 PM
Tues., Feb 1 – Ski trip to Hyland Hills – gr.5-8
Gr. K-2 bowling trip
Wed., Feb. 2 – School Mass (Gr. 7 plans)
Student Bingo Party with donuts
Sweepstake Drawing takes place
Thurs., Feb. 3 – Kid Olyimpics vs. Teachers
Fri., Feb 4 – Movie day- Family Group Activity
Sat., Feb. 5 – Tri-County Basketball Tournament
Tues., Feb. 8 – Kindergarten Preview Event 6:00 PM – for incoming and potential kindergarten students
Wed., Feb 9 – Mass (Gr. 1 Dalsin plans)
Thurs., Feb. 10 – Late Start 9:00 AM
Feb. 11 and 12 Science Fair for gr. 5
Tues., Feb. 15 – School Paretn Association 6:00
Wed., Feb. 16 – School Mass (Gr. 6 plans)
Thurs., Feb. 17 – School Advisory Meeting 6:30
Fri., Feb. 18 – No School/Teacher Comp Day
Mon., Feb. 21 – No School/President’s Day
Thurs., Feb 24 – School Musical – Elf
Fri., Feb. 25 – School Musical – Elf
Thurs., and Fri., March 3-4 – Conferences – No School for Preschool – Grade 8.
Fri., March 11 – Fish Fry
Sat., March 26 – Starry Night 2022 – 5:00PM
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2021-2022 School Calendar
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