St. Wenceslaus Catholic School Office News

November 20, 2023

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update

From the Office of the Principal:

Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;

Who are your favorite saints? I know that I have a group that I appreciate and I call them my friends in heaven. Each saint has a special story and significant things that happened to them or because of them. I find their stories interesting and inspiring.

In a recent encounter that I had with some people, they were accusing Catholics of worshiping false gods because we prayed for the intercession of the saints and angels in our lives. Do we not all ask our loved ones to watch out for us when they reach heaven? In my opinion, it is worth having a team of helpers in heaven, whether they are saints, angels. or family members.

 Let’s all call upon our favorite saints and bring many favors and blessings upon our parish, our school and our families.

Kim Doyle, Principal

From the prayer of St. David…
Psalm 86:11
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.   

Pizza, Packet, and a Prize – for the PreK Students

If you have a Pre-kindergarten student, we will serve you dinner on Monday, November 27.

A staff member will show up to your home between 5:00-6:00 PM with a pizza made by our kitchen staff.

You will also get registration forms for the kindergarten class of fall 2024. We ask you to consider enrolling in our kindergarten program. Turn your forms in by December 6, and we will waive the registration fee for you.

Your child will get a prize!

Those unable to be home at that time should place a large cooler on your front steps and we will place your pizza in there.

Link here to flyer

Santa Secret Shop

Our School Parent Association will be offering the Santa Secret Shop for the students in preschool to grade 8. This will occur on Thursday, Dec. 7 and Friday, Dec. 8.

The shop is a place for kids to get gifts for family. They get to pick it out, and the volunteers will wrap and tag the gifts so they are ready to be placed under your Christmas tree.

More information will be coming soon about how to send the money in so that your child can shop.

Living Nativity – participants wanted

Join in as our parish recreates that Nativity of Jesus. No acting experience necessary but wearing a costume might be required from those in the sceene. We also need set up helpers, food servers, clean-up workers and more.  You can contact Lynn at the parish office or simply click this link to choose a part.

Sign up link to be a part of the scene!

Basketball Referees are needed.

Male or female – if you know basketball, we need you. Our boys team of grades 4-7 will have 6-8 home games beginning on 12/5. All games start at 4:00 or 4:30 PM.

We need a ref to play. Open to high school or college students, parents, grandparents, or any relative/neighbor. You do not need to be a professional. Our games are simple and are learning experiences for our players.  

Those parents with younger students at SWS – please consider!

Food Service Inspection – Five year review

This week, we will get a visit from the State of Minnesota Food Services Inspector. This sort of inspection takes place every 5 years. They will review all areas of our food program, including staff qualifications and training, food portions, menu items, nutrition details, financials, food orders, wellness policy, student eating patterns, recording and collection of funds, and so much more.

Art Room Projects – Donations wanted

Popsicle sticks

Canning rings
Toilet paper and/or paper towel rolls
New box of Kleenex


No more of the following: 
We have already received an abundance!!!  Thank you!
Empty gallon jugs
Pine cones
Old magazines
wine corks
Christmas cards 

Any acrylic or spray paint
Old Picture Frames

Our staff members have been enjoying complimentary lunches when they choose to eat. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the fund that made this possible.

Staff Lunch Ticket Link

Calendar of Events:

Mon., Nov. 20 – Preschool field trip to 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
Mon., Nov. 27 – Pizza, Packet, Prize for PreK
Wed., Nov. 29 – 8:00 School Mass (Gr. 8)
Fri., Dec. 1 – Living Nativity at St. Wenceslaus
Tues. Dec. 5 – Gr. 3-5 Climb Theatre Presentation
Wed. Dec. 6 – No Mass
Kindergarten registration forms due for 2024-2025
Thurs., Dec. 7 Santa Secret Shop Pre-8
Fri. Dec 8 – 8:00 Mass – Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Gr. 7 plans)
Santa Secret Shop Pre-8
Tues., Dec. 12 – Confession for grades 3-8
Peace of Mind Parent session
Wed. Dec. 13 – 8:00 Mass ( Gr. 6 plans)
Tues. Dec. 19 -School Christmas Concert for K-8 – 12:30 and 6:30 PM
Wed. Dec. 20 – 8:00 School Mass
Wed., Dec. 20- PreK – Christmas program 10:00-10:30 AM
Kindergarten Nativity Play 1:00 PM
Thurs., Dec. 21 Preschool 3/4 Christmas program 10:00-10:30 AM.
Fri., Dec 21 – Christmas break begins.

Tues., Jan. 2 – School resumes


Click here for the
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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