Saints School News
School News – March 1, 2021
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,
Have you ever read the book “The Little Engine That Could“? This story is about a little train that chugged along the tracks slowly and surely until it reached the uphill destination. SWS could be this little engine, especially in this year of Covid. We have been moving slowly and surely one track at a time to each destination or school goal for our year. We are doing it successfully and making growth progress in our academics, the formation of spirit, and our relationships with God and our friends here at school. Our school has carefully navigated the world around us. We are so thankful for the blessings that God has granted us this year, for the protection He has given our school, for the love that He has shown us, and for the gifts He brings us in each other – chugging along like The Little Engine that Could!
Kim Doyle, Principal
“Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry” – St. Padre Pio
Automatic re-enrollment today! – Grades 1-8 for Fall 2021
The registration fee is required and will be automatically charged to your TADS account on March 1st.
Registration fees are $50 per student.
We will assume your child/ren is/are returning to SWS in the fall unless you make arrangements directly with Kim Doyle. Please contact Kim before March 1 to work out any details. firstname.lastname@example.org/952-758-3133
Adult Beverage Request
We are seeking donations for our adult beverage baskets for our Starry Night.
Click here to sign up for a specific item to donate.
Drop off on Wednesday, March 3
There will be someone in the parking lot to accept your donation as you drop off or pick up your kids. 7:00-7:30 AM and 2:30-2:45 PM.
All alcohol gets high bids at our event. We will accept all donations of these products.
A Starry Night – Make Wishes Come True
March 20, 2021 – Virtually
Pass this link on to family and friends
Click on the link:
Win $20,000 in cash!
Tickets are $100 each and only 650 will be sold.
Drawing will be at our summer golf event on June 11.
1 = $20,000
4 = $1000
2 = $500
Total of $25,000 cash prizes
We appreciate if each family would consider buying 1 ticket! Send a check in and we will send your stub home.
Can you help sell 3-5 tickets? We will not send blank tickets home with the children.
Contact email@example.com to arrage to pick up tickets.
Conferences on March 11 for Preschool – Grade 8
8:00-5:00 PM – Each conference is 10 minutes
Parent/Teacher Conference link
Preschool – Mixed class of 3-5 year old children. Open 7:00-5:00 with academics 9:00-3:00 (same as school year)
This program is for exiting and incoming preschool children.
Club House – Open for Current SWS Kindergarten – Grade 5 students. – 7:00-5:30 every day.
Registration forms, listing all open dates, are now available on the school website.
Financial Assistance for K-8 continues for the 2021-2022 School Year!
This is a needs-based program. Families apply through TADS by filling out the TADS application. Financial Assistance will be distributed sometime before May 1 and will be applied to the 2021-22 school year.
Any family having significant financial hardship due to Covid-19 should reach out to the principal for opportunity of a “special grant”.
As always, help is offered to any family who would like their child to participate in our Catholic school but needs financial support with tuition. Parents should reach out to the principal to confidentially consult.
Preschool 2021-2022 Early learning Scholarship from the Schulz Family Foundation
All students going into the prekindergarten and one year away from kindergarten may qualify for this program. This is NOT a needs based program so all should apply.
$500 to $3000!
Click here to get more information and the application link.
Wednesday, March 3 – Traditional stations with Fr. Eugene at 1:00
Tuesday, March 9– All school rosary – Sorrowful Mysteries 10:00
Thursday, March 18 – Confessions Grades 2-8 – 9:00-11:00
Thursday, March 25 – Living stations 1:00 with Grade 8 Week of March 29 – Holy Week /Spring Break
Service Project – Collect coins in the bottles and return them to school by March 19
Baby Bottle Project – Proceeds to go to the Alpha Woman Center.
Click to learn more about the Woman’s Alpha Center
Covid-19 Vaccine Connector
Go to https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/connector/ to sign up.
Minnesotans unable to sign up online can have family or friends help them sign up online, or call 833-431-2053 for assistance signing up over the phone.
Peace of Mind Parent Sessions for March
Helping your Struggling Learner – for Parents
Join over 100 Catholic School Parents from accross the Archdiocese
Free parenting webinar sessions
When our children struggle in school, it is hard to know when to be firm and when to be flexible. Should we intervene early and structure the environment for success or should we view learning as developmental and expect all of our children to advance at different speeds? Should we give our kids consequences for poor grades or can we “pay” them to get A’s? How do we know when poor school achievement is something more serious than low motivation? In this session you will learn research-based strategies for helping struggling learners no matter the cause of the struggle. You will also learn signs of more serious learning issues and how to help your child thrive in school.
March 10, 7:00 pm
March 22, 7:00 pm
As we head into the second half of the 2020-21 school year, the St. Wenceslaus School Advisory Council, has decided to waive the volunteer requirement for this school year (and the fee if chose not to volunteer). This is a one time waive as we see most of the big fundraising events will be virtual or being planned differently and we have less opportunities to volunteer. We recognize some may not be able to volunteer for various COVID related reasons.
We are very grateful for the generosity of time and talent of our families and look forward to the days when we can gather under more normal conditions.
That being said, we do have many activities coming up and will appreciate many of our school parents freely volunteering to help. (Starry Night, Fish Fry, Pot-O-Gold, Golf Tournament)
No School days
March 11 – Virtual Conferences
Preschool – Grade 8
No school for Preschool – Grade 8 classes
Club House open 7:00-5:30 for Grades K-5
No preschool care
March 12 –Teacher Planning Day
Club House open 7:00-5:30
Preschool open as usual
March 11 and March 12 Club House Sign up Link
Club House will be open for K-5 students both days
Wed., March 3 – Mass (Gr. 1)
Wed., March 3 – Station of the Cross 1:00 K-8
Mon., March 8 – Rosary Making (Grade 6)
Tues., March 9 – All school Rosary 10:00 am
Wed., March 10 – Mass ( Gr. Kb)
Thurs., March 11 – Conference Day/No School for Preschool – grade 8.
Club House open
Fri., March 12 – K-8 Planning Day – No School for K-8. Preschool as usual.
Club House open
Tues., March 16 – Home/School Meeting 6:00
Wed., March 17 – Mass ( Ka)
Wed., March 17 – School Advisory meeting 6:30
Thurs., March 18 – Confessions Gr. 2-8 9:00-11:00
Sat., March 20 – A Starry Night!
Wed., March 24 – Mass (Gr. 6)
Thurs., March 25 – Living Stations 1:00
Mon, March 29 – Monday, April 5 – Spring Break
Tues., April 6 – School resumes
Thurs/Fri. April 22-23 – Gr. 7/8 School Play
Fri. April 30 – Fish Fry
Fish Fry – delayed until April 30
Saints Return 2020
Contains all Covid related plans.
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Amazon Smile Program
Sign up. Name St. Wenceslaus Catholic School (make sure it is our school in Minnesota because there are also schools by the same name in other states) Our school receives 0.5% back on all purchases. It might not seem like a lot, but it all adds up over time.Go to this link to register.
Coborns More Reward Points
Here is such an easy way for you to contribute to the school. Coborns give away $150,000 each year to schools. The money is divided between all schools that have members with points. It is so easy to sign up. Then we get the rewards each time you shop and SWS gets a donation.
1. Go to: moreRewards.com
2. Create an account
3. Proceed to login
4. Goto: manage my membership
5. Choose school reward
6. Select: St. Wenceslaus Catholic School