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Weekly Office News – May 1, 2023
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of the Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;
The month of May brings us a fresh new look with all of the springtime flower blooming on the campus of our school. We are very lucky to have such dedicated people such as Ms. McNamara, a former teacher and leader of the Green Team, who works so hard to make our grounds beautiful. Our parish maintenance crew, Steve Schmitz and Paul Maruska, also are incredible in keeping our property clean, in good repair, and looking fantastic. Many others volunteer their time to care for the grounds. There are so many times that I come to school or simply drive by as I am going somewhere in town and just say “wow, our school and church are beautiful.” What a special place St. Wenceslaus is – both on the inside and on the outside! God is truly present in this place.
Square One Art
Here is your chance to get your K-8 grade student’s art printed on a cup, towel, poster, etc.
Orders are due tomorrow – Tuesday, May 2.
This is optional and only for your pleasure.
Link to ordering site for Square One
Simply type in your child’s name
Summer Club House
Time to let us know if your child will attend.
We are asking each family to re-enroll for the summer (This is free if your child is already in the program)
We want to know which days and weeks you will be using our programs so that we can plan our staff accordingly.
A paper registration is required.
Click to get the PDF paper registration.
(or pick one up at Club House or the school office)
Club House Calendar of Summer Activities
Click here to see a full summer calendar.
Club House Closed
May 25, 26, 29
Summer program starts on May 30
We are now accepting registrations for summer preschool. Children ages 3-5.
We will be running one session for 10 weeks.
This begins on June 6.
Tuesday/Thursday 9:00-12:00 or 9:00-3:00
Sign up soon if you are interested.
Students who are enrolled for kindergarten in the fall may choose to use the preschool program or enroll in Club House for the summer
Spring Concert and Living Rosary- K-8 families
Our spring concert will take place on Thursday, May 4.
Here is the schedule, in case you want to tell your family and make plans.
Guest Morning – Invite a guest.
9:00 AM – Living Rosary in the church. (Students can sit with guests to pray) Students should bring a Rosary to school if they have one.
9:30-10:00 AM – Guests go to the gym. Students go to their classrooms.
10:00 AM – Morning Concert for guests in gym.
6:30 PM – Evening Concert for parents and other family in gym.
Special Guest Day for – PreK families
Friday, May 5
Students get dropped off as usual in the classrooms by 9:00 am.
Guests arrive and go directly to the gym at 10:30 AM.
(The back parking lot doors will be open to you at 10:20 so you can park in the back and enter there.)
Activities for guest and preschoolers 10:30-11:30 AM
Students can remain in school for the remainder of their normal day or go home at 11:30 with their special guests.
Parent Coffee Gathering
All parents are invited to come to Mass on May 17 and join other parents for coffee in the church basement after Mass.The School Advisory Council is hosting this event for parents. (you can bring little ones if you have them)
This is the school field day, so the school-aged kids will not be joining in the coffee time but will be heading to school to get ready for field day. Parents are welcome to stay for that activity on the playground.
Turn in you stub with the $100 payment asap.
Pot-o-Gold raffle for $20,000 prize.
Each family was given one $100 ticket
Drawing on June 9.
We have 650 to sell in total.
We still have more tickets in the office to sell.
Call or stop in if you can sell an additional ticket.
Seeking a full time cook (to help Katie) Join our team for the 23-24 school year.
Contact Kim Doyle or Katie Cleveland if interested.
Most of our school families are all set! Thank you so much for volunteering this year. We cannot manage to do all of the amazing events without a great volunteer crew. Your help and involvement continues to be greatly appreciated.
Those who were unable to help out or have selected to opt out, will see the buy out assessment on your TADS account in the next few weeks. If you find this assessment in error, please contact our school office.
Kids Heart Challenge has officially kicked off, and we hope you will join us as we work to “Be the Torch” in the fight against heart disease and stroke. We will guide the way to heart health by funding research and engaging kids so they grow into young adults with healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
You can get started now by registering your student at: http://www2.heart.org/goto/StWenceslaus and beginning Finn’s Mission! The goal of Finn’s Mission is to help kids with special hearts and teach 1.8 million families around the country to learn the lifesaving skill of Hands-Only CPR. Why 1.8 million? Because Finn has had 18 procedures.
In addition, our class is participating in a competition to have the most students register and complete Finn’s Mission. If 50% of our students take the challenge and at least three students complete Finn’s Mission, we will be earning two Amazon gift cards for our classroom.
For the Love of Family
This week’s challenge:
Give each family member a super-sour gum ball to take home. At home, ask them to think about something they said recently that they wish they could take back. As they remember those words, have them chew the puckery gum and think about the sour effect of harsh words. Challenge family members to see how many days they can each guard their mouths and ensure that everything they say is true, kind, and necessary.
Join the Green Team this summer
Help keep our campus beautiful through the summer.
Water plants and pull a few weeds.
This is a great job for a family to do together or for the students to earn their service hours.
Click here to access the sign up link
Set up your TADS account for 2023-2024
You need to set up your payment plan for the following school year (2023-24). See the email from TADS instructing you to set this up. Setting up early helps you spread your payments out over more months.
Wed., May 3 – 8:00 Mass (Gr. 5 plans)
Thurs., May 4 May Rosary/Spring Concert K-8 – Bring a special guest K-8
9:00 AM – Living Rosary in Church-students/guests
10:00 AM – Spring Concert for Special Guests in Gym
6:30 PM – Spring Concert for school parents in Gym
Fri., May 5 – Bring a special guest PreK. 10:30-11:30 AM in gym
Sat., and Sun., May 6/7 – First Communion Masses.
Sat., May 6 – CSCOE Bash
Tues., May 9 – School Endowment Bd. Meeting 4:00 PM
6:30 Pm School Parent Association Meeting
Wed., May 10 – 8:00 Mass ( Gr. 2 Plans)
Thurs., May 11. – Gr. 2 to sing at Praha Village
Thurs./Fri. May 11/12 – Gr. 8 to go on 8th-grade Capstone retreat
Fri. May 12 – Gr. 2,3,4 to Science Museum
Grades 5/6 Picnic day at the park.
Mon., May 15 – Music recital for voice and piano students – 6:00-8:00 PM
Tues., May 16 – Grades K and 1 to MN Zoo
Wed., May 17 – 8:00 Mass ( Gr. 6 plans) – Family groups at Mass
Parent coffee time after Mass
Field Day activities and lunch
Thurs., May 18 – Alternate field day in case of rain.
School Advisory Meeting 6:30 PM
Fri., May 19 Preschool Graduation – in Gym 10:00 AM
Last day for preschoolers.
Gr. 4 to Aquatic Center
Gr. 5/6 to Grand Slam
Gr. 7 to Gymnastic Center and picnic in the park
Gr. 8 to Valley Fair
Tues., May 23 – Senior Stroll – 10:00 AM
Wed., May 24 – Last day for 8th grade
8th gr. Graduation 6:30 PM in Church – all are welcome
Thurs., May 25 – Last day of School K-7
Picnic at Memorial Park 12:00-2:00 – all are welcome.
Club House closed May 25 – 29
Tues., May 30 – Club House open for summer
Tues., June 6 – Summer Preschool begins
Fri., June 9 – Golf Tournament
Pot-o-Gold Raffle drawing for $20,000.
Click here for the
2023-2024 School Calendar
Click here for the
2022-2023 School Calendar
Our Mission Statement
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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