St. Wenceslaus Catholic School Office News
October 16, 2023
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of the Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS:
We are now at the point in the school year when we are into a solid routine. Lessons are being presented, and learning is progressing at record speed. Our staff is focused on academic learning, and the students at all levels are settled in. Teachers are looking deep into the fall NWEA test scores so that they can plan to meet the needs of their class and individual needs that arise. This is a good time for much progress. Please try to keep your kids in school and healthy so that they do not miss out on these weeks. Life at SWS gets kind of crazy during other times of the year, so let’s take advantage of this great time to study. Parent and teacher conferences are coming soon. This will be an excellent time to check in and see how things are going with your child’s academic, social, and spiritual growth.
Kim Doyle, Principal
Teach me your ways, O LORD, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart so that I may honor you.
We have 60 vendors ready to display and sell their handcrafted items at our school’s Annual Handmade Market on October 28.
This event is directed by our School Parent Association, a group of our school parents who work to make our school a better, happier place for students and staff.
Spread the word! This is a fun day for groups of gals to shop here together. We also serve breakfast treats and lunch for a fee.
The doors open at 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.
Club House Open on these non- school days
MEA – Oct. 19 and 20
Nov. 2 and 3 for conference days
Nov., 13 – Teacher workshop
We will be open from 7:00-5:30.
$40 per day/per child or $7 per hour/per child
(Kindergarten to grade 5)
Must bring a bag lunch.
Register for your kids to attend here
As a tradition in some cultures, we will participate in this contest sponsored by the Catholic School Center of Excellence (CSCOE). See the attached flyer to learn more about what this is and what we will do.
All items are due to school by October 23 so that we can build our Ofrenda.
Monday, Oct. 23 from 5:30-7:00 PM
Wow! – Thinking Snow now? Our city snow plows are ready to go with artwork on the plow blades done by our 6-8 grade students. Come and see the plows and the artwork at our 2nd annual Snowplow Showcase. This is a come-and-go event. Halloween decorations and a treat will be available. This event will take place outside in our back parking lot for all to see.
Kids will get a close-up look at the big snowplows. When the snow comes, everyone watches to see which blades pass by your home.
Preschool Halloween Craft Night
Monday, Oct. 23 from 6:00-7:00
Parents are welcome to join your preschoolers for a craft activity. All are welcome. Bring neighbors and friends with small children who might consider enrolling next year.
This event takes place in the preschool rooms. Park on Columbus Ave. and enter through the preschool doors.
Conferences will take place with all homeroom teachers on Nov. 2 Please schedule your appointment. Conferences will be 15 minutes in length for preschool to grade 4 and 10 minutes for grades 5-8.
Nov. 3 will be a teacher comp day/no school. Club House will be open both days.
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End of Day routine changes for your child
If your child has a change at the end of the day, such as going to Club House, getting picked up instead of the bus, and so on – then please contact the office by NOON. We cannot get this message out to the teachers or children when calls are made at the end of the day during dismissal.
Preschool Lunch Costs
Just a reminder for the preschool families,
Beginning October 2
Lunch cost is $3.00 (includes milk)
Milk cost with a bag lunch is $.50
Lunch Accounts are set up in our system and deducted every time a lunch is ordered. Parents need to front-load an account by sending a lunch check to the office.
Art Room Projects – Donations wanted
Students may now wear any t-shirt, hoodie, or other item that is clearly labeled as an SWS item on Friday. They can wear any school-appropriate bottoms.
Remember, for the girls, leggings are not allowed in our school (except under a skirt), and all shorts/skirts/skorts must measure less than 4 inches above the knee with or without leggings.
Boys must also have shorts that are no more than 4 inches above the knee so please watch what kind of athletic shorts they choose to wear on Fridays.
Formal uniforms on Mass days require a polo shirt with a logo. One exception is if the polo is under a girl’s jumper. Polo that is under a sweatshirt or jacket does not count as these are most often removed due to the heat all year long in the church/school and during Mass.
Dress pants are the cotton twill uniform style pants – not knit.
- Peace of Mind Session
Parent session:October 24, 2023 | 7:00 pm
Topic: Identifying Typical vs. Problematic Stress and Anxiety
Register: Click here
School Parent Association – Seeking more members
We welcome more school parents to join us for the monthly meetings and to help support the activities of the school. This group provides support for the staff and students to make our school a place where all enjoy.
All are invited.
Our next project is the Handmade Market
Kitchen Volunteers are needed
We will take any time that you can give us.
Please contact our school food services director, Katie, if you can help.
Staff Lunch tickets
This was requested by a group of parents who were interested in donating money to treat staff members to a school lunch
Each staff member received two tickets last week. Pizza day was enjoyed by most of them.
Calendar of Events:
Tues., Oct. 17 – Family groups lunch/recess
Wed., Oct 18 – 8:00 School Mass (Gr. 2)
Thurs, Oct 19 – No School MEA
Fri., Oct 20 – No School MEA
Mon., Oct 23 – Preschool Halloween Craft Night. 6:00-7:00 PM
Mon., Oct 23 – Snowplow Showcase- 5:30-7:00 PM
Tues., Oct 24 – Peace of Mind virtual parent session
Wed., Oct . 25 – 8:00 School Mass ( Gr. 8)
Wed., Oct 25 – Picture Retake Day
Thurs., Oct 26 -School Advisory Council meeting at 6:30 PM
Thurs., Oct. 26 – Gr. 6-8 to State Capitol
Sat. Oct. 28 – Handmade Market – 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Wed., Nov. 1 – 8:00 Mass (Gr. 3) – All Saints Day
Thurs., Nov 2 – Teacher/Parent Conferences – No School
Fri., Nov. 3 – Teacher/Parent Conferences – No School
Wed., Nov. 8 – 8:00 Mass (Gr. 2)
Wed., Nov. 8 – Family group Mass together
Mon., Nov. 13 – Teacher workshop – No School
Tues., Nov. 14 – 6:30 Schoool Parent Assoc. Meeting
Wed., Nov. 15 – 8:00 School Mass ( Gr. 5) Food Collection for food shelf.
Mon., Nov. 20 – Preschool field trip to play, Cinderella
Wed., Nov. 22 – 8:00 School Mass ( Gr. 1)
Thurs., Nov. 23 – Thanksgiving – No School/No Club House
Fri., Nov. 24 – No School/No Club House
Wed., Nov. 29 – 8:00 School Mass ( Gr. 8)
Fri., Dec. 1 – Living Nativity at St. Wenceslaus
Tues. Dec. 19 – School Christmas Concert for K-8
Click here for the
2023-2024 School Calendar
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