Saints School News
School News – March 8, 2021
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,
This week I strongly encourage all school people to get ready for our Starry Night. We need our school parents, grandparents, friends, and supporters to be on board with us as we do our event virtually. Spread the word, share our links. We need as many people as possible to participate.
We would LOVE to have our event in person but have our sights on 2022 to make that happen. This is why it is even more important to have you join us virtually in 2021. The Starry Night is the largest party of the year and generates large funds to keep our school budget sustainable. So much work goes into this event each year by dedicated people who volunteer and donate.
March 8 begins the fun! Look for details on our Facebook links about the scavenger hunt around town. Post your picture on Facebook for a chance to win a great Yeti cooler. Register to watch virtually from March 17 (early bidding) to March 20 at 9:00 PM (Winners confirmed).
We have the most amazing items up for bid that have all been donated by our supporters: Trips, Condos, Flights to anywhere, Theatre, Golf, Pontoon rides, Tailgates, Hayrides, Things our kids made,Things from the staff, Beverage baskets, Corn hole games, Services, Class baskets, Dinners, Parties, Uniform passes, and so much more!
Kim Doyle, Principal
“Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry” – St. Padre Pio
Conferences on March 11 for Preschool – Grade 8
8:00-5:00 PM – Each conference is 10 minutes
Be sure that you have signed up.
We have instructed everyone to sign up for the homeroom teacher only — but if your child has another teacher that you wish to meet with, please email that teacher directly to request a conference spot or go the their sign-up link to book a spot that is still empty.
Parent/Teacher Conference link
A Starry Night – Make Wishes Come True
March 20, 2021 – Virtually
Pass this link on to family and friends
Click on the link:
Baby Bottle Project – Our Lenten Service
Collect coins in the bottles.
Return them to school by March 19.
Proceeds to go to the Alpha Woman Center.
Click to learn more about the Woman’s Alpha Center
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to arrage to pick up tickets.
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 Schulze 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.
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
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.
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)
Spring Break 2021 Club House – Grades K-5
Monday, March 29 – open
Tuesday, March 30 – open
Wednesday, March 31 – 0pen
Thursday, April 1 – closed – Holy Thursday
Friday, April 2 – closed – Good Friday
Monday, April 5 – open
Click this Link to sign up
Preschool Siblings enrolled in Little saints may enroll with permission of the pricipal
March 11 and March 12 Club House Sign up Link
Club House will be open for K-5 students both days
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
Wed., March 17 – Early Bidding Begins
Thurs., March 18 – Confessions Gr. 2-8 9:00-11:00
Fri. March 19 – Baby Bottles are due
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.
Go to swsaints.org
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Following us on instagram: https://instagram.com/swsaints/
School site ——https://www.facebook.com/SaintWenceslaus/
Starry Night site ……https://www/facebook.com/St. Wenceslaus Catholic School Starry Night
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