Saints School News
Weekly Office News – May 15, 2023
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of the Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;
We are very proud of all of our graduates. This includes the class of 2023 and all those who have graduated from the beginning. In 1908 the first student graduated from the 8th grade. She was in a class of one! The following year there were 5 graduates. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, each graduating class was around 60 students strong. Can you imagine the powerful impact that these graduates had on the community? SWS was a force to be reckoned with in the areas of leadership, academics, sports, and of course, participation in the strong Catholic roots of our faith.
Our graduates have held our mission as a Catholic School together in a strong bond with each other and with great favors to the school. Today, our strong alumni force continues to be a blessing. Alumni have started and are growing a fruitful endowment fund that makes tuition assistance possible for today’s students. Our alumni attend our fundraisers, they make donations, and they contribute to our school at the end of their lives with gifts beyond measure. We are so thankful for the sentiment that our alumni have for the work of the school.
It is also so joyful to see alumni who have kept in touch with each other over many years. Every alum has wonderful stories to share and so many fond memories of their school days. We look forward to our upcoming 145th class reunion, where all can come together in the halls of SWS once again. Please spread the word to young and older alumni and to those who came to school but may have left earlier than when they were in the 8th grade. All are welcome to our reunion on Saturday, October 7. And to those who parented our students, you are all invited to join in too. Thank you for sending your kids to SWS. More to come about this exciting event in the months ahead.
Field Day is this week on Wednesday.
Students should wear regular uniforms and Mass clothing to school in the morning.
After Mass, they can change into their field day clothes. Each student should dress in their team colors. (These are the colors of their family groups)
Field day clothing includes:
1. T-shirt or sweatshirt if cold
2. Sweat pants or long, athletic shorts ( not short shorts)
3. Leggings may only be worn with long oversized t-shirts that cover the entire torso.
4. Athletic shoes and socks
No face paint or hair color
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.
Parent Night Out!
The SWS School Advisory Council would like to invite all school parents/guardians to enjoy a gathering of food, drink, and conversation. Let’s celebrate another successful school year and enjoy the beautiful weekend weather with an adult night out before the kids are home for summer!
Next Chapter Winery
Saturday, May 20 — This Weekend!
How short should shorts, skorts, and skirts be?
Now that the warmer days are here, we are seeing more bare legs on both boys and girls.
Shorts should have a 6-inch inseam or longer.
Skorts and skirts need to fall slightly above the knee by one to two inches.
Please go through your child’s clothing and make sure it is school appropriate.
On non-uniform days – all of these same length rules apply as well.
Leggings are discouraged this year unless under a skirt/skorts, but this does NOT mean the skirt/skort can be shorter due to wearing the leggings underneath.
Leggings should NOT be worn alone.
New School Logo!
Our school will be transitioning to a new school logo. We are excited to share a logo for our school that shows pride for St. Wenceslaus Catholic School. Watch for a picture of the new logo.
All uniforms and spirit clothing that have the current logo can still be worn for the next school year until we transition fully to our new logo. The same with our office envelopes and paper products that have the logo.
Grades 5-7 parents, Please watch for a letter to come to you today with our new uniform guidelines, which will begin in fall 2023 for the students in grades 6-8.
Grades K-5 – Your uniforms will remain the same. However, for those with girls, we a requiring skirts, skorts, and jumpers to fall slightly above the knee. This requires that you buy these items at Donald’s Uniform Store or another official uniform company. These items from other stores and large retailers run too short.
The last day to register is today, May 15
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.
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/Preschool extended care are Closed
May 25, 26, 29
Summer program starts on May 30 for Club House
Sign up here to participate in our golf tournament.
We will take 144 participants
Register ONLINE here:
You can sign up with a foursome, or you can sign up alone and we will put you in a group. You can be an expert, or you can be a beginner. No need to worry about competition on the course because everyone has a fun time.
Included in the price is your 18-hole experience with a cart, dinner, and prizes. Cash bar and for-sale food is also available throughout the day on the golf course.
New Prague Golf Club
10:30 sign-in begins
Noon is our shot gun start
Registration form for the Golf Tournament
Turn in your 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.
Preschool Aide for the 23-24 year. We need someone who can work until 5:00 PM.
School classroom assistant – one day per week 7:00- 3:00 (on Wednesday)
All School Reunion
For all who attended SWS, especially our graduates and those who attended for a few years but may not have graduated.
Keep October 7 open for our 145th year All-School Reunion. We are planning an evening of food, beverages, and entertainment.
Register for the event here.
Strategic Plan Goals of Focus 22-23 school year
1. Infuse STEM education into the curriculum.
2. Develop the faith of our students at a deeper level.
3. Review curriculum standards.
4. Meet a variety of diverse learning levels, interests, and needs with curriculum goals.
5. Develop the students into responsible citizens through the curriculum.
6. Add additional programs to the school to meet the diverse interests of the students.
7. Formulate and institute an outreach plan to all stakeholders and other benefactors.
8. Create a plan to revise and manage school website.
9. Provide professional development opportunities for staff.
10. Develop financial sources for new and emerging technologies.
For the Love of Family
This week’s challenge:
During May, the month of Mary, honor the Blessed Mother with something special. Read a book about Mary with your kids, plant a Mary garden, pray a Hail Mary every day, or take on the challenge of praying a Rosary together.
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
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
Sat., May 20 – Parent Gathering at Next Chapter Winery 5:0O PM
Mon., May 22 – Move-up day – 8:00-8:30 AM
Tues., May 23 – Senior Stroll – 9:30 AM
Wed., May 24 – Last day for 8th grade
8th gr. Graduation 6:00 PM rosary followed by Mass 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.
Sat.., June 10 – Totus Tuus Summer Faith experience begins
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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