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Weekly Office News – End of July, 2022

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update

From the Office of Principal:

Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;

Welcome to the 2022 -2023 school year. We are only one month away from another new beginning. Although everyone is anxious to learn what changes are in store and how the year will look, we are still trying to fit all of the pieces together. This is what happens each summer at SWS but this summer has been challenging with many changes so we are working hard to form the new school plan!

This newsletter gives you a few tidbits to get you thinking and planning for a wonderful year ahead.

Take care and we will see you soon!

Kim Doyle, Principal
“Where God Guides, He Provides” – Isaiah 58:11

When you pray, God Listens
When you listen, God Hears
When you trust, God Responds


Mark your calendars:
Opening meet the teacher events!

1. Preschool Lemonade Stand (see above) – on the playground. August 1 – 6:00-7:00 PM. Lemonade will be served.

2. All-school event (preschool to grade 8).
Tuesday, August 23 – 6:00-7:00 PM – on the playground!
Enjoy a Kona Ice on us to say,
“Welcome and We are so glad you are part of our school!”

Visit with other families and meet the teachers.
Kids can run and play!

Both events will take place indoors if bad weather.

School Calendar Change
Our staff will be heading on a spiritual retreat. Due to this important day, we will NOT have any school classes or daycare programs in Tuesday, September 6.

Please pray for our staff as they attend “Souls on Fire Retreat”.

It is our intent at SWS to continue to build up a strong faith filled community, for adults and children alike. We are thrilled to have found a back-to-school retreat experience for our teachers and staff. Whenever Christ is encountered, there is a ripple effect of blessing outpoured.

Red “Property of Saint Wenceslaus School ” t-shirts

For kids and adults!
$15 each

Orders from June have been placed but we also ordered extras and have a variety of sizes to sell directly from the office.  952-758-3133.

Kids and adults wear them to the church festival on August 13 and 14. The more who wear them, the more it shows that our school is a vital place to be – because YOU are a part of SWS!

Grades 5-8 students get 1 service hour of their 15 required hours by wearing this t-shirt to the festival.

We will also wear them in the Dozinky parade in September. Get one so you can walk in the parade with us We need adults and students in preschool to grade 8. (2 service hours for grades 5-8 for this event)

Call the school office to have one set aside for you and pick up during the day in August.

Free Marathon t-shirt – Size Link
Thanks to so many for quickly filling our the size request for your student in preschool to grade 8. If you still need to do this, click here to give us a desired size.

Marathon t-shirts will be given to all students and staff the first week of school and students can wear these every Friday.

We will guess on sizes for anyone who does not order on this link.

Bussing Link
If you have not yet done so, please register with the school district for bussing if you are going to use this free service.

Kindergarten students, new families in other grades, and anyone with a change of address who used busing last year.  If you did not use bussing due to Covid in the past two years, then you would be considered new since your child was not on the busing list.

Click the online registration form


Free and Reduced Lunch for your child.
Look at the chart below. If your salary is at or below what is listed here, then your kids qualify and can get a free lunch each day.

Filling out this application greatly helps the school in obtaining many other state and federal grants.

Please apply if you qualify by clicking here for the form or get it from the school office. Fill it out and send it back in a sealed envelope marked “Confidential for Kim Doyle”

SWS Uniform Exchange
Facebook Post for SWS parents to give away and find free uniforms.

Facebook – SWS Uniform Exchange

Do Not bring bags of uniforms to school. We no longer host an exchange.

Be sure to post the sizes you are giving or the sizes you need to connect up with other parents.

Aim Higher Grants
The summer round of Aim Higher grants end on August 6.  If you are struggling financially, you might want to apply for this $1000 tuition grant. 
To qualify, you must apply for financial assistance through

This is a needs-based grant.  Only those who qualify are considered.


New School Staff
We welcome the following people to our school staff for fall 2022.

Bailey Turner – PE/Health
Katie Cleveland – Food Services Director
Colin Smisek – Gr. 5
Casey English – Gr. 2
Alyssa Neisen – Gr. 4
Brandi Augeson – Kindergarten
Emily Shimota – Gr. 7

We hope they learn to love our school as much as we do!


Staff for 2022-23

Fr. Eugene Theisen – Pastor
Kim Doyle – Principal
Sherry Hartman – Office Manager
Joan May – Technologist
TBA – School Counselor

Sarah Gullickson – Preschool Director
Tammy Sirek
Annie Schmitz
Amber Heinz
Annette Stavos
Alyssa Fimon
Stephanie Tobias
Val Kapphahn
Linda Smisek

Grades K-4
          Lisa Schneider
          Brandi Augeson
Grade 1
          Morgan Fahey
          Emilia Jury
Grade 2
          Kathy Giesen
          Casey English
Grade 3
          Carly Bartholomaus – Mornings for Sept./Oct- then  full time.
          Lisa Langfield – Afternoons for Sept./Oct.
Grade 4
          Alyssa Neisen

Grades 5-8
Lori King – (5-6 English and Literature)
Grade 5 Homeroom
          Colin Smisek –  (plus 7/8 Science)
Grade 6 Homeroom
          Becky Zwirner – (6 -8 Math, 6 Science)
          Mike Hess –  (6-8 Social Studies, 6 Science)
Grade 7 Homeroom
           Emily Shimota – (6-8 Religion, 6 Literature)
Grade 8 Homeroom
           Jamie Schoenbauer – Middle School Director
           (Gr. 7-8 English and Literature)

Suzanne Eidem – Art
Katherine Gorr – Music
Bailey Turner – Physical education/ Health
Annette Stavos – Library

Administrative and Classroom Support
Linda Smisek
Teresa Rademacher
Lisa Langfield
Anita Sirek

Katie Cleveland – Food Services Director
TBA – assistant cook
Al Sticha

Steve Schmitz – Lead
Paul Maruska

Club House
Anita Sirek – Director
Shivaun Allan
Claire Jacobson
Cullen Havlicek


Calendar of Events:

Mon., Aug. 1
– Lemonade Stand for Preschool 6:00-7:00 PM
Sat. Aug 13 and Sun., Aug. 14 – Parish Festival- wear Red t-shirt
Mon., Aug. 22 – Teacher Workshops begin
Tues., Aug 23 – Back-to-school night. Meet the teachers 6:00-7:00 PM
Mon., Aug. 29 – Parent/Child day for PreK 9:00-10:00 AM
Assessments for K-5 plus drop off school supplies 
Grades 6-8 – visit and drop off locker supplies 8:00-10:00 AM.
Tues., Aug 30 – Parent/Child days for 3/4 preschool
Assessments for K-5 plus drop off school supplies 
Grades 6-8 – visit and drop off locker supplies 8:00-10:00 AM.
Wed., Aug 31 – PreK-8 school starts
Thurs., Sept. 1 – Preschool 3/4 starts
Mon., Sept. 5 – Labor Day – No school or Childcare
Tues., Sept 6 – Staff retreat – No School or Childcare

Save the date:

Saturday, October 1 – School Marathon day for all Preschool – Grade 8
8:30-10:30 AM


Click here for the
2022-2023 School Calendar

Click here for the
2022-2023 School Supply list

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