St. Wenceslaus Catholic School Office News
December 4, 2023

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update

From the Office of the Principal:

Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;

Light has great significance during this advent season. It is traditional for us to light a candle on the Advent wreath each week, making our wreath brighter and brighter.  Our days are so dark now, but we hang lights all over to brighten our world. Advent lights bring us joy and happiness. Light has meaning to our attitudes and demeanor. Our dark days can be brightened by light. Christ is the light.

During Advent in school, we focus on the light that Christ brings. Our students and teachers participate in a daily prayer around their classroom Advent wreath. Our entire school meets each week for a special Advent prayer service around an Advent wreath.  We have hung lights up in our school and we have decorated our classroom doors with scenes that show the anticipation of Advent as we bring Christ the light into our lives.

May Christ, the light of all, shine brightly as you grow this Advent season.

Kim Doyle, Principal

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.

This week – Uniforms on Friday due to Mass

All students are to wear their formal uniform on Friday this week. We have Mass on Friday.

Formal uniform means a polo shirt with a logo and uniform pants. Girls can wear a skirt or jumper as formal. 

Thursday – school spirit day  – to replace Friday.

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2024 Class

Kindergarten registration is now open for classes starting in fall 2024.

All registration forms turned in by Wednesday, December 6 will have no registration fee for that child. This is a $50 value just for getting this done early.  Share with others who might be interested in their child attending kindergarten but have no other connection to our school at this point. Early numbers help with our school planning.

We will have a fun night for all registered kindergarten potentials and parents on Tuesday, February  13.  Mark your calendar for one of our favorite evenings for all parents, kids, and teachers. 6:00 PM.

Peace of Mind Session with Dr. Jules
Virtual webinar open to all Catholic school parents

  • Parent session: December 12, 2023 | 7:00 pm
    Topic: Parenting in Unpredictable Times
    Register: Click here

Advent at SWS – Activities this week

The week we are having a door decorating contest with an Advent theme.

Each classroom will have a daily prayer around an Advent Wreath.

We will have an all-school Advent wreath prayer in the gym on Wednesday.

We will have family groups with K-8, and all of the students will make an ornament for one of our school Christmas trees.

Mass is on Friday for the Immaculate Conception of Mary

 

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.

Preschool parents, please send $10 in an envelope on Dec. 7 or 8. Your child will get to choose two gifts – one for mom and one for dad ( or you can let us know if you would like the gift for a different special person)

K-8 students who want to participate should have money in an envelope. Mark on the envelope who to shop for and how much to spend.
For example: Mom $5, Dad $5, Brother $3. Gramma $3, and so on…..

Heads Up!
Your Sweepstakes tickets are coming home!

Check your child’s backpack. The tickets are coming home on Monday or Tuesday.

K-8 families will be getting 30 – $10 tickets.
Preschool will be getting 15 – $10 tickets.

You can sell these over the Holidays or simply buy them for a chance to win some cash.  The drawing will take place on January 31 at our Guest Bingo day for Catholic Schools Week.

Fundraiser Reminders

These are required:
Marathon
Sweepstakes ticket
Fish Fry
Pot-o-Gold

Not required but support is appreciated:
Handmade Market
Starry Night Gala
Golf Tournament
MIsc. smaller things that come up

Club House Sign up for Christmas Break and January  Workshop day

Club House will be open during Christmas break on December 27, 28, and 29.
Club. House will also be open on January 15 for the staff workshop day.

Sign up here

Parent Satisfaction Survey

Just a reminder to fill out the survey if you have not yet done so.  Use the link that was sent to you earlier.

This is only for K-8 parents.

Starry Night Committee Members Wanted

We are seeking committee members to help plan the next Starry Night Gala. This year, the gala will take place on Saturday, March 16.

Each committee member will focus on one area, and you can team up with others. When we put the parts together, we will have a big successful event.

We are having a meeting on Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00 PM.
Enter through the front door and meet in the staff room next to the school office.

Please join us if you are willing to get involved in the biggest and best fundraising evening of the year at SWS.

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!

Christmas Concerts – Plan ahead

Grades K-8
Tuesday, December 19 
12:30 and 6:30 PM – in the church (Piano Prelude starts at 6:00)

PreK classes
Wednesday, Dec. 20
10:00 AM in the church

Kindergarten Nativity Play
Wednesday, Dec. 20
1:00 Pm in the church

Preschool 3/4s class
Thursday, Dec. 21
10:00 AM in the church

Art Room Projects – Donations wanted

Popsicle sticks
Glitter/sequence/gems

Canning rings
Toilet paper and/or paper towel rolls – (empty and made of cardboard)
Acrylic paint

Old pins

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

December
Wed. Dec. 6 – No Mass
Kindergarten registration forms due for 2024-2025
1st week of Advent prayer service 7:45 – Hope
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
Mon. Dec. 11 – 2nd week of Advent prayer service. 9:10- Faith
Tues., Dec. 12 – Confession for grades 3-8
Peace of Mind Parent session – 7:00 PM
Starry Night planning meeting – 7:00 PM
Wed. Dec. 13 – 8:00 Mass ( Gr. 6 plans)
Mon. Dec. 18 – 3rd week of Advent prayer service 8:45 – Joy
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.

Wed., Dec. 27 – Club House open
Thurs., Dec. 28 – Club House open
Fri., Dec. 29 – Club House open

January
Tues., Jan. 2 – School resumes
Tues., Jan. 9 – Snowman Celebration

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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