St. Wenceslaus Catholic School Office News
October 2, 2023
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of the Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS:
Happy 145th year for St. Wenceslaus Catholic School. This week we will celebrate with a party in the school on Saturday. We have past students, parents of students, grandparents of past students, and others who will come to the school to walk the halls once again. All of our current school staff and many of our past staff members will gather. Our current students will entertain. Any and all of our supporters are invited to join us. 145 years is a lot to celebrate.
Our school began many years ago when the settlers of New Prague came together to build the church and then agreed that there should be a place for their children to go to school. The original school was held in the home of the first settler of New Prague, a German pioneer by the name of Anton Philipp. Many settlers of the Czech heritage shortly joined them. All of the founders were Catholic and wanted God to be the focus of their lives and to have faith as central to the education of their children. This long-standing principle is still carried through to our school today. Our mission as a Catholic school continues to be Christ-centered and faith-driven while also offering a solid academic structure. SWS has had 145 years of success with many accomplishments among our graduates and the school community at large that relate directly back to our school being there for the children of the day. This is truly remarkable.
Thanks to everyone, past and present, for your faith, trust, and dedication to our school.
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.
All School Reunion on Saturday – Final call for reservations
This is open to all who are connected to SWS in any way.
Saturday, October 7
4:30 – Mass
5:15-6:30 – Social time – Wine/Beer and cheese in the school hallways
6:30-7:30 – Dinner, entertainment, prizes
(Divine Swine Catering)
Register for the event here.
Grades 2 and 3
These students will be performing for our reunion.
Please arrive at 6:45 PM.
Enter through the Club House Doors.
Gather in the hall by the art room/Club House
Wear your BEST school uniform. Plaid for the girls is great, and new logos on the shirts would be great too, if you have these.
Mr. Gorr’s voice studio students are singing for the 4:30 Mass that day. Meet Mrs. Gorr as directed in the school music room at 4:00 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
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.
Marathon Thank you
We know how much effort all of you put into gathering donations for the school on behalf of your child. Thank you so very much for completing this fundraiser with huge success.
We made our $55,000 goal with the school families. Our priests collected an additional $3000, and Mr. Ron McBroom will be finalizing his collection of over $11,000.
All of these funds are directly used in our budget for 23-24 operating costs.
Thank you to our school staff who have helped with collections and on the Saturday marathon activities.
Thank you to our School Parent Association for providing water, coffee, donuts, and popcorn and for helping with the event.
Thank you to the Knight of Columbus for supporting our school and for providing our hot dog meal on Saturday.
Thank you to all parents and grandparents who donated, came to the event, ran with the children, and cheered them on along the route.
Everyone should feel proud of this successful event.
(Remember that we have a total of 4 required fundraisers: marathon, fish fry, sweepstakes, and pot-o-gold)
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.
The next meeting is at 6:30 on October 10 in the staff room. All are welcome.
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.
Preschool Lunch Costs
Just a reminder for the preschool families,
Beginning today, 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.
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 Account
School parents have asked how they can buy a few lunch tickets for the teachers. (Teachers do not get free breakfast/lunches)
Here is a link if you would like to donate. You can also send a donation to the school office.
According to the National Lunch Program rules, any adult lunch is $5, and any adult breakfast is $2.25.
Wed., Oct 4 – 8:00 School Mass (Gr. 4)
Fri., Oct. 6 – Children’s Rosary Pilgrimage – gr. 7/8. to Cathedral
Marathon Money Due
Sat. Oct. 7 – All-School Reunion 4:30 – 8:00 PM
Mon., Oct 9 – Fire prevention
Tues. Oct 10 -School Parent Association meeting at 6:30
Wed., Oct 11 – 8:00 School Mass (Gr. 3)
Thurs. Oct 12 – Grr. 2-4 Trip to Works Museum
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
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)
Mon., Nov. 13 – Teacher workshop – No School
Wed., Nov. 15 – 8:00 School Mass ( Gr. 5) Food Collection
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)
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2023-2024 School Calendar
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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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