Saints School News
Weekly Office News – November 1, 2021
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;
Thank you for your ongoing support of our school and our staff. We realize that we are asking many things of our families. A Catholic school or any type of private school is dependent on family involvement and support. It is impossible to exist with out it.
We are now opening our doors just a little bit to include more volunteers in our building once again to work with children and teachers or to help with office tasks. However, we need much more. We need people to serve as leaders on some of the critical committees. If you want to truly make a difference, we could use your help on our Starry Night Event planning committee, our endowment development board working side by side with some of our alumni, be a part of our marketing team, or in helping with upcoming fundraisers just to name a few.
Please consider taking on a greater role with our school. This work is needed, appreciated, and challenging at times. But the work will also help you connect with other families, become friends with parents who also send their children to our school, and be more informed about the inner workings that keep SWS vital, growing, and excellent. Please reach out to us.
Kim Doyle, Principal
“Be Still and Know that I am God” – Psalm 46:10
AM drop off for the K-8 students
Your K-8 student might be coming too early or too late.
Drop off only between these times 7:10 -7:25.
School starts at 7:30! The door is locked in the back at 7:35 to account for tardy arrivals.
Parent/Teacher Conferences are this week
If you have not yet signed up, please do it now
10 minutes for grades 6-8
15 minutes for preschool – grade 5
November 4 – 12:00noon – 8:00pm (with staff break 5-6)
November 5 – 8:00am – 4:00am (with staff break 11-12)
Masks can be worn by choice and feel free to distance yourself in the classroom.
There will be no school for Preschool through grade 8 on these days. Club House will be open for K-8 kids.
Club House – Sign up
Conference Days – November 4 and 5 – 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
Click here to reserve your spot.
NWEA Test Results (K-8)
Your child’s fall test results will be given out at parent/teacher conferences.
Altar Server Training
Wed., Nov 3 at 1:00 with Fr. Eugene
Open to all Catholic Boys/Girls in grades 3-8.
This is for serving at school Masses and at Sunday Masses.
All Souls Day
Tuesday, November 2 we recognize as All Souls Day. Most our our classes will be walking over to the St. Wenceslaus cemetary to pray for those who have passed. If your child has a Rosary to keep in their desk, please send this to school this week.
School Picture Day
All students will have their picture taken for our yearbook and school records. Purchases are optional. Watch for the picture packet to come home.
Tuesday, Nov. 9 – Grades: preschool 3/4, 8th, 7th, 6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd
Wednesday, Nov. 10 – Grades: PreK, Kinder, 1st, 2nd
West Point Glee Club
This is a huge treat to have this most prestigious group perform at our church.
Saturday, November 13, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Free admission, open to the public
St. Wenceslaus Church
We are excited to see one of SWS class of 2014 graduate, West Point Cadet Maggie O’Neill. Maggie is a member of the Glee Club.
Calling all Veterans
If you are a veteran or if you know a veteran, we invite all veterans to come to our school on Tuesday, November 16. We will be doing a Patriotic Rosary at 1:00 in the church.
More Fleece Cutters are needed
We have a crew to cut fleece so kids can make tie blankets for the homeless. We could use more help. Cut at school or we can send some home with you.
Our goal is to tie blankets in December.
Please contact Kim and I’ll pass your name on.
Adopt a Family 2021
Sign up starts on November 7 to select a family to adopt for Christmas. You select the family and purchase a few items for their Christmas gifts.
This program is run through LeSueur County. Each year families need to apply and qualify as needing help for Christmas. Approximately 200 families with over 600 children benefit each year.
Click here for more information and to select a family to adopt. (All items must be purchased by Dec. 5)
Late Start Day – Thursday, Nov. 11
School starts at 9:00
This does not affect the preschool start time.
Click here for Club House Sign up
Handmade Market Thank you
The market this year was a huge success.
We appreciate the hard work of our School Parents Association for organizing the day from top to bottom. Once again it was fabulous.
We thank all of our vendors who crafted throughout the year bringing us such great items including Meggie and Brianne who crafted for the SWS booth.
We also thank the shoppers who attended and made purchases supporting our vendors.
It was great to so many people having fun, as they visited, shopped, and enjoyed a treat or two.
Girls Basketball Players Wanted
We need at least 2 more girls to participate before we can commit to a full team! Grades 5-8 girls.
Please let us know if your daughter is interested . Practices will start within days.
Mark the date – all families in PreKindergarten.
Our staff will be making a delivery to your house on November 16 – between 5:00-6:00 PM.
This is for families with prekindergarten kids in the M/W/F or the M-F sessions only!
Look forward to: A Pizza, A Packet, and A Prize!
Ready for kindergarten or preschool?
Looking for all siblings who are NOT already enrolled at SWS who will be coming next fall.
Change in the calendar
We will now hold our Christmas K-8 concert on Tuesday, December 21. We will have an afternoon show and an evening show. Mark your calendar.
Dr. Jules Nolan Parenting Session for November
Technology, Social Media, Screen Time, and Parenting
November 22, 7pm
The use of social media and technology is one of the most popular areas of concern for parents of children and adolescents. How much is too much? How do we keep our kids safe online? What about the constant social comparisons? This session will focus on the latest research on use of social media and technology. It will also help us understand the relationship between brain development and what drives the need to feel connected online as well as those areas of big concern like pornography and algorithms that target adolescent vulnerabilities. and Parenting tips will be offered.
Our school parent association will be treating the kids once each month with the Wildcat Cart. The cart will consist of treats and snacks that will be given to the students during their regular snack time. The cart will have healthy snacks, peanut-free snacks, and gluten-free snacks so that everyone in the school can have a fun treat. The next date is on Nov. 15.
Uniform Exchange site
Give away or trade uniforms for free. You can post your used uniforms and get new ones by clicking the link in Facebook – SWS Uniform Exchange
Mon., Nov. 1 – All Saints Day Mass 8:00 (Gr. 7)
Tues., Nov. 2 – Visit to the cemetery for All Souls Day for Rosary and prayer for the deceased.
Wed., Nov 3 – Altar Server traing at 1:00
Thurs., Nov. 4 – No School/Conferences/Club House open
Fri., Nov. 5 – No School/Conferences/Club House open
Tues., Nov. 9 – School Parent Association 6:00PM
Tues., Nov. 9 – School Picture Day – Preschool 3/4, 8th, 7th, 6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd
Wed., Nov. 10 – School Picture Day – PreK, Kinder, 1st, 2nd
Wed., Nov. 10 – 8:00 School Mass (Gr. 1-Fahey plans)
Thurs., Nov. 11 – K-8 late start day
Fri., Nov. 12 – Family Group Activity 8:00am
Sat., Nov.13 – West Point Glee Club Concert – 1:30 PM
Tues., Nov. 16 – Pizza Dinner for PreK families
Tues., Nov. 16 – 1:00 Patriotic Rosary – all welcome
Tues., Nov.16 – 1:00 Patriotic Rosary
Wed., Nov. 17 – 8:00 Mass (Kinder-Schneider plans)
Wed., Nov. 17 – 6:30 School Advisory Council (click for more news)
Wed., Nov. 24 – 8:00 Mass (Kinder-Martin plans)
Thurs., Nov. 25 – Thanksgiving Break
Fri., Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving Break–NO Club House
Click here for the
2021-2022 School Calendar
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