St. Wenceslaus Catholic School Office News
October 9, 2023
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of the Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS:
Do you ever feel like you need a mother? Maybe your mother is older or has passed from this earth, and you wish that you still had her to share your day with, to get advice from, or to comfort you.
We do have a mother who is there for us. It is Mary, the Blessed Mother. She is there to intercede for us, to guide us, and to give us comfort. The month of October is a typical time when we pray and recognize the wonderful gift that Jesus has given to us as He shares His Mother with us.
We use the Rosary as a tool to focus on the life of Jesus and how that journey might change our lives. The Holy Rosary comes in all colors and sizes. It is beautiful. It comes from special places or people in our lives. It gets blessed. We can use it to connect with our Mother Mary, and when we do, that brings great comfort and inspiration to our lives.
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
Child Development Class seeking a few young children
The 6-8th grade babysitting class would like to have a session to interact with children. (infant to preschool age)
Monday, October 16, from 1:50-2:20 PM.
If you would like to participate, please sign up here:
We are grateful to you for giving our students the opportunity to put their child development and babysitting skills to use and enhance their learning!
This will be fun for everyone involved!
If you have any questions, please reach out to the teacher: emily.shimota@swsaints.
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 ouor 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.
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.
Marathon – Awesome Results
Thank you, Ron McBroom. Ron collected $12,320 from 111 sponsors! Ron has been collecting pledges and helping the school for the past 36 years!
Fr. Theisen and Fr. Gifford total = $3025
School Families total = $57,811
Grand Total = $73,156
16 Laps – Klobe Brimhall and Crosby Cleveland
15 laps – Liam Kappahan
14 laps – Blake Seifert, Ryan Seifert, Tommie Sullivan, Jesse Benner, Landon Scheffler
$500 Club Winners will be announced this week, and special personalized t-shirts will be ordered.There are more than 30 of these students.
Student Top Money Winners
1. Gardner Gorr
2. Landon Scheffler
3. Hudson Widmer, Carter Widmer
4. Patrick Busch, Ambroz Busch
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.
The next meeting is at 6:30 on October 10 in the staff room. All are welcome.
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 – Thank YOU !
A very special thank you to those who donated a few lunches for our staff. Staff members are especially appreciative of this treat. We are able to offer a free lunch from time to time to our well-deserving (and hungry) staff members.
According to the National Lunch Program rules, any adult lunch is $5, and any adult breakfast is $2.25.
Calendar of Events:
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 – Gr. 2-4 Trip to Works Museum
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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