Saints School News

Mid-Summer School News – July 20, 2021

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update

From the Office of Principal:

Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;

I am very excited to share the list of our staff members for the upcoming school year. Our staff is having a much deserved break and they have generally been relaxing during this first half of the summer. Soon the school will become a flury of activity as we get ready for the upcoming school year.

We have 7 new staff members this year. We were able to add due to increased enrollment, changes from teachers who retired, additional funding from grants coming our way with Covid, and lots of prayers of support for our school. 

We have switched a few classrooms around and we added curriculum, supplies, technology tools, and we have some other surprises in the works.

God is so good to our school. Keep those prayers coming our way.  I look forward to rekindling our SWS Family with renewed gatherings and activities for 21-22.

Kim Doyle, Principal


T-shirt size

We need your student’s t-shirt size. We are ordering a fun shirt for each student in Preschool to Grade 8 to wear on certain days. No cost to you!

Click here to order now.

SWS Character Vote

Each family member can vote on their favorite character.
We want to have a fun friendly character join us as a theme this year. The character will not replace our “St. Wenceslaus Saints” name but will be added to some of our activities throughout the year.
One vote per family member. Everyone’s opinion matters!

Click for the two-question survey.

Busing registration and information
Link for K-8 students

All families – please register your child on this transportation link even if you will not use the bus. 

Clink on the link.
It will ask you to select if you will want transportation or not.

This helps our public school gather information on each family which is required and shared between our school and the local school district.

Aim Higher Scholarship
This window of opportunity closes on August 6.  Aim HIgher offers thousands of dollars each year to help students attend Catholic Schools.  This is a needs based scholarship. You must apply to TADS for financial assistance first and on the TADS application there will be a button to apply for the Aim Higher Scholarship.
More details on this link.


Back to School – Forms and Paperwork
There are many forms to fill out each year. Here is a link to all of them.

You are encouraged to fill these out online but there are also buttons where you can look at more details as we get ready for the next school year.

Click here


Click here for the
2021-2022 School Calendar

Click here for the
2021-2022 School Supply List

Set up your TADS account for 21-22
Please log in to your TADS account to set up your payments for the upcoming year.

If you are a new family, you should have gotten a set up link from TADS

Please contact Sherry for help.

Volleyball Sign up
The league is getting ready to start up this fall. SWS plays other Catholic and private schools in the surrounding area.

We are so lucky to have Coach Kevin Craig with us again to offer his expertise to our girls.

The first day of practice will be Monday, August 30 (time TBA).

4th grade girls – Participate in Volleyball training but will not play games in the league.

Grade 5-8 girls will play matches against teams of like grade levels in our home gym and in other communities. Parents must be able to transport to away games.

Registration includes a practice volleyball t-shirt. All girls are expected to have their own knee pads (required to practice and play in games). Black fitted shorts are required for the games. Uniform jersey is provided.

Get the registration form and fee information – click here. Due on August 6.

Contact SWS Athletic Director Carly Bartholomaus with questions.

Help Wanted – Job Opening for preschool aide

We are in search of possibly 2 more adults over the age of 21 to work in our preschool. This is on a part-time schedule of upto 24 hours per week (or less).

Hours available are:
12:00-5:00 – This is our greatest need.
8:00-12:00 – Tues/Thurs (potentially but need flexibility)
or 2 days per week full days 8:00-5:00 (likely on Tues, Thurs)
Apply by e-mail

Covid Update

We are waiting on full directives from our guiding forces as it concerns the Covid protocols. Today, the plan is to open as normal as possible but that could change in the month ahead. We are planning to layer our mitigation so that we can protect our children who are not vaccinated. (If you have a student who is 12 and older, now is a good time to get their vaccination if you choose to do this)

We hope to be unmasked and as the CDC suggests we have many other strategies that will help us layer our approach such as cleaning, santitation, window ventilation, clustering, disposable dishes, limiting adults in the building, and more. This will unfold in the weeks ahead as recommendations come our way. Please note that the plan is to be normal but if we get an executve order requiring any particular standards, then we will comply with that order.

No need to worry about anything yet. We will keep you totally informed about plans as we move closer to the opening of the school year.

Let’s all pray for the best. We did learn how to navigate the pandemic virus very well last year so we are confident that we can open appropriately keeping our school community healthy.

Welcome a few more new teachers

We welcome the following teachers to our staff. (The first 5 new teachers were mentioned previously in the June newsletter)

Michael Hess
Mr. Hess is joining our middle school team this year. He will teach 6-8 social studies and grade 6 English and literature. Mr. Hess comes to us as a new teacher after a 22 year career in the military. Mr. Hess has served our country in many areas around the world. He recently completed his degree as a teacher at Mankato State University and went on to teach for the past year in a charter school in St. Paul.  He and his family reside in Lakeville. We welcome Mr. Hess to our school.

Suzanne Eidem
Mrs. Eidem is joining our staff after teaching art at a nearby charter school for the past few years. She has a masters degree in art from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. Suzanne lives in Belle Plaine with her family. We are very excited to have Mrs. Eidem join us this year and look forward to many creative opportunities for our students. 

Teachers for Grades K-8  (* indicates new )

Kindergarten – Ms. Schneider, Ms. Martin
Grade 1 – *Mrs. Dalsin, *Ms. Fahey
Grade 2 – Mrs. Giesen
Grade 3 – Mrs. Bartholomaus (Ms. McDonald got married) –               also serves as SWS
Athletic Director
Grade 4 – Mrs. King

Grade 5 – Mrs. Smisek, *Ms. Jury
Grades 6-8 – *Mr. Hess (6-8 social studies, 6 English/Lit)
Grade 6 – Mrs. Zwirner (6-8 math, 6 science/religion)
Grade 7 – Mrs. McBroom (7/8 science/religion)
Grade 8/Middle School Director – Mrs. Schoenbauer(7/8 English/Lit)
Music – Mrs. Gorr
PE – Mr. Tschimperle
Art – *Mrs. Eidem
Technologist – Mrs. May
Librarian – Mrs. Stavos
Counselor – Ms. Dietz
Support Staff – Mrs. L. Smisek, Mrs. Rademacher

Preschool Staff

Mrs. Stavos
Mrs. Heinz
Mrs. Sirek
Mrs. Schmitz
Mrs. Gullickson (director)
Mrs. Jirak
Mrs. Tobias
Ms. O’Neill
Mrs. L. Smisek
Mrs. Conway*
Mrs. Fimon*

We welcome more children to our program. With added staff we have made room to expand.

Office Staff
Mrs. Hartman
Ms. Doyle
Mrs. Rademacher (Health Office)

Kitchen Staff
Mrs. Wick
Mrs. Pelowski
Mr. Sticha

Club House Staff
Mrs. A. Sirek
Mrs. Allan

Custodial Staff
Mr. Schmitz
Mr. Maruska
Mrs. A. Sirek (Covid cleaner)

Calendar of Events:

Fri., Aug 6
– Volleyball registration due
Sat., Aug 7 and Sun., Aug 8 – Church Festival at St. Wenc.
Fri., Aug. 20 – Last day of summer preschool and Club House
Mon., Aug. 23 – Tues. Aug. 31 – no preschool and no Club House
Mon., Aug. 23 – Tues. Aug. 31
Teacher Workshop days
Tues., Aug. 24
– PreK-8 back to school night – details to follow
Wed. Aug. 25 – Preschool open house – details to follow
Mon., Aug. 30 – K-5 Assesments, Gr. 6-8 stop in.
Tues., Aug,. 31
– K-5 Assesments, Gr. 6-8 stop in.
Wed., Sept. 1
– First day of PreK-Grade 8
Mon.,Sept. 6
– Labor Day – No school
Tues., Sept. 7
– First day of 3/4’s preschool


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