Saints School News
Weekly Office News – May 8, 2023
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of the Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;
We are now on the fast track to the end of the school year. Wow! It is alway incredible how quickly the school year flies by. There is so much to teach and so many things to do and the time runs out just when we are on a roll. It has been an incredible year for all at SWS! So much learning has taken place. Students have been engaged, alert, attentive, and responsive this year. We will finish out our year strong.
One project that we are working on is our accreditation renewal. This is a two year process of looking at all areas of the school life, evaluating them, and looking at deeper to set goals for the future. You will be hearing more about this as time moves into the fall and throughout the next school year. It is an excellent process to continue growing, changing, and staying on top of the important issues of our school community. This process will bring validation to the good things happening within our school and will bring challenges that we need to tackle. In this news, you will see goals from the current year. Each year we put these in front of us to help focus our direction and be purposeful and intentional in what we want to accomplish.
God’s plan for His people is incredible. We are Gods people at SWS!
Congratulations – First Communion Students
First Communion at St. Wenceslaus took place over the weekend. Students can now fully join in the celebration of the Mass. The 2nd graders will be in charge of Mass this week and will wear their special clothing from First Communion or some other special outfit for those who are not Catholic or have not yet received.
How short should shorts, skorts, and skirts be?
Now that the warmer days are here we are seeing more bare legs on both boys and girls.
Shorts should have a 6 inch inseam or longer.
Skorts and skirts need to fall slightly above the knee by one to two inches.
Please go through your child’s clothing and make sure it is school appropriate.
On non-uniform days – all of these same length rules apply as well.
Leggings are discouraged this year unless under a skirt/skorts but this does NOT mean the skirt/skort can be shorter due to wearing the leggings underneath.
Leggings should NOT be worn alone.
Parent Coffee Gathering
All parents are invited to come to Mass on May 17 and join other parents for coffee in the church basement after Mass.The School Advisory Council is hosting this event for parents. (you can bring little ones if you have them)
This is the school field day, so the school-aged kids will not be joining in the coffee time but will be heading to school to get ready for field day. Parents are welcome to stay for that activity on the playground.
We are now accepting registrations for summer preschool. Children ages 3-5.
We will be running one session for 10 weeks.
This begins on June 6.
Tuesday/Thursday 9:00-12:00 or 9:00-3:00
Sign up soon if you are interested.
Students who are enrolled for kindergarten in the fall may choose to use the preschool program or enroll in Club House for the summer
Summer Club House
Time to let us know if your child will attend.
We are asking each family to re-enroll for the summer (This is free if your child is already in the program)
We want to know which days and weeks you will be using our programs so that we can plan our staff accordingly.
A paper registration is required.
Click to get the PDF paper registration.
(or pick one up at Club House or the school office)
Club House Calendar of Summer Activities
Click here to see a full summer calendar.
Club House/Preschool extended care are Closed
May 25, 26, 29
Summer program starts on May 30 for Club House
Sign up here to participate in our golf tournament.
We will take 144 participants
Register ONLINE here:
You can sign up with a foursome, or you can sign up alone and we will put you in a group. You can be an expert, or you can be a beginner. No need to worry about competition on the course because everyone has a fun time.
Included in the price is your 18-hole experience with a cart, dinner, and prizes. Cash bar and for-sale food is also available throughout the day on the golf course.
New Prague Golf Club
10:30 sign-in begins
Noon is our shot gun start
Registration form for the Golf Tournament
Turn in your stub with the $100 payment asap.
Pot-o-Gold raffle for $20,000 prize.
Each family was given one $100 ticket
Drawing on June 9.
We have 650 to sell in total.
We still have more tickets in the office to sell.
Call or stop in if you can sell an additional ticket.
Seeking a full time cook (to help Katie) Join our team for the 23-24 school year.
Contact Kim Doyle or Katie Cleveland if interested.
Preschool Aide for the 23-24 year. We need someone who can work until 5:00 PM.
School classroom assistant – one day per week 7:00- 3:00 (on Wednesday)
All School Reunion
For all who attended SWS, especially our graduates and those who attended for a few years but may not have graduated.
Keep October 7 open for our 145th year All-School Reunion. We are planning an evening of food, beverages, and entertainment.
Kids Heart Challenge has officially kicked off, and we hope you will join us as we work to “Be the Torch” in the fight against heart disease and stroke. We will guide the way to heart health by funding research and engaging kids so they grow into young adults with healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
You can get started now by registering your student at: http://www2.heart.org/goto/StWenceslaus and beginning Finn’s Mission! The goal of Finn’s Mission is to help kids with special hearts and teach 1.8 million families around the country to learn the lifesaving skill of Hands-Only CPR. Why 1.8 million? Because Finn has had 18 procedures.
In addition, our class is participating in a competition to have the most students register and complete Finn’s Mission. If 50% of our students take the challenge and at least three students complete Finn’s Mission, we will be earning two Amazon gift cards for our classroom.
Strategic Plan Goals of Focus 22-23 school year
1. Infuse STEM education into the curriculum.
2. Develop the faith of our students at a deeper level.
3. Review curriculum standards.
4. Meet a variety of diverse learning levels, interests, and needs with curriculum goals.
5. Develop the students into responsible citizens through the curriculum.
6. Add additional programs to the school to meet the diverse interests of the students.
7. Formulate and institute an outreach plan to all stakeholders and other benefactors.
8. Create a plan to revise and manage school website.
9. Provide professional development opportunities for staff.
10. Develop financial sources for new and emerging technologies.
For the Love of Family
This week’s challenge:
During May, the month of Mary, honor the Blessed Mother with something special. Read a book about Mary with your kids, plant a Mary garden, pray a Hail Mary every day, or take on the challenge of praying a Rosary together.
Join the Green Team this summer
Help keep our campus beautiful through the summer.
Water plants and pull a few weeds.
This is a great job for a family to do together or for the students to earn their service hours.
Click here to access the sign up link
Tues., May 9 – School Endowment Bd. Meeting 4:00 PM
6:30 PM School Parent Association Meeting
Wed., May 10 – 8:00 Mass ( Gr. 2 Plans)
Thurs., May 11. – Gr. 2 to sing at Praha Village
Thurs./Fri. May 11/12 – Gr. 8 to go on 8th-grade Capstone retreat
Fri. May 12 – Gr. 2,3,4 to Science Museum
Grades 5/6 Picnic day at the park.
Mon., May 15 – Music recital for voice and piano students – 6:00-8:00 PM
Tues., May 16 – Grades K and 1 to MN Zoo
Wed., May 17 – 8:00 Mass ( Gr. 6 plans) – Family groups at Mass
Parent coffee time after Mass
Field Day activities and lunch
Thurs., May 18 – Alternate field day in case of rain.
School Advisory Meeting 6:30 PM
Move- up day – 8:00-8:30 AM
Fri., May 19 – Preschool Graduation – in Gym 10:00 AM
Last day for preschoolers.
Gr. 4 to Aquatic Center
Gr. 5/6 to Grand Slam
Gr. 7 to Gymnastic Center and picnic in the park
Gr. 8 to Valley Fair
Sat., May 20 – Parent Gathering at Next Chapter Winery 5:0O PM
Tues., May 23 – Senior Stroll – 9:30 AM
Wed., May 24 – Last day for 8th grade
8th gr. Graduation 6:30 PM in Church – all are welcome
Thurs., May 25 – Last day of School K-7
Picnic at Memorial Park 12:00-2:00 – all are welcome.
Club House closed May 25 – 29
Tues., May 30 – Club House open for summer
Tues., June 6 – Summer Preschool begins
Fri., June 9 – Golf Tournament
Pot-o-Gold Raffle drawing for $20,000.
Sat.., June 10 – Totus Tuus Summer Faith experience begins
Click here for the
2023-2024 School Calendar
Click here for the
2022-2023 School Calendar
Our Mission Statement
St. Wenceslaus Catholic School is a Christ-centered family community committed to the intellectual and spiritual formation of our students. We provide a high-quality academic program that builds leadership and self-confidence while nurturing a loving relationship with God & encouraging service to others.
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