Saints School News
Weekly Office News – November 15, 2021
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;
Let us be thankful in this season. Our school community is so thankful for each of you who has shared your child with us, has donated to make sure kids receive a faith-filled education, has prayed for our success, and has sustained us in difficult times.
We ask that you continue to be with us and help us carry on this great ministry and mission of our faith making our school a place where all are connected to God in a greater way and that our children become confident learners and leaders.
Kim Doyle, Principal
“Be Still and Know that I am God” – Psalm 46:10
An Invitation to all Veterans
If you are a veteran or if you know a veteran, we invite all veterans to come on Tuesday, November 16. We will be doing a Patriotic Rosary at 1:00 in the church.
A Pizza, A Packet, and A Prize! – This week
PreKindergarten Families Only!
(M/W/F or the M-F sessions)
Our staff will be making a delivery to your house on Tuesday, November 16 – between 5:00-6:00 PM.
Pizza – Enjoy!
Packet – Registration forms with a $50 coupon
Prize – Fun!
Food Drive – TAKES PLACE ON WEDNESDAY
All students should bring an item or a bag of items for the food shelf. We are doing a collection on November 17 at the school Mass.
Preschool will not go to Mass but items are still being collected.
This is our annual Thanksgiving collection.
Covid Alert – It is not over!!!!
Please continue to closely monitor your family for symptoms of COVID.
Please test and report Covid when you face this in your family. The school can then allow others to take care so that we protect the more vulnerable people of our community and families.
The SWS families have been awesome in keeping kids home when ill. Please do not let up.
This has been our best mitigation yet! – Closely monitor, track, and isolate the situation so that it does not spread to others. There are many other things that can be done by each person/family.
Fleece – What are we doing with it?
During Advent the students will be making 100 blankets for the homeless people in the metro area.
Students will divide into their family groups and tie the blankets with their school buddy.
Thanks to all of the helpers who have cut the fleece preparing it for this project.
We need these items in school
We are collecting the following items for an Advent Art Project:
1. Old Cereal boxes and Cracker boxes
2. Old Christmas cards
3. Glitter and Sequins
Wanted: Parents willing to help with our Starry Night
We are building our teams to help with our amazing Starry Night – to be held live this year. This event will be held on March 26.
We need lots of help. We need some people to dig in and others to help with less involvement. Please consider joining in. We promise that you will find this to be a worthwhile effort.
Call Kim to talk about the opportunities on the team. firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-758-3133.
Sweepstakes Tickets will be coming home soon!
The 2nd of our 3 required fundraisers is about to begin. This one is a cash raffle. Tickets are $10 each.
You will get these within the next week. The ticket sales/drawing is not until the end of January but we are giving them to you now so that you can offer them to family and friends in the holiday weeks ahead.
K-8 families will get 30 tickets.
Preschool families (with no K-8 kids) will get 10 tickets.
Adopt a Family 2021 – Still need help
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)
Ready for kindergarten or preschool?
Looking for all siblings who are NOT already enrolled at SWS who will be coming next fall.
Schulze Family Foundation Early Learning Scholarship
Application closes when money is used up – apply early
This scholarship is open to any child:
1. Enrolling in the prekindergarten class next fall.
2. Comes from a middle-income class
Aim Higher Foundation/Catholic Service Appeal Scholarship – Application closes on Feb. 22.
This scholarship is open to any child:
1. Who has a financial need and qualifies for TADS Financial Assistance
2. Grades K-8
Bethlehem Academy Open House November 18
Bethlehem Academy, an authentically Catholic, Dominican prep high school in Faribault is hosting an open house for prospective students Thursday, November 18, at 6pm.
Grounded in faith, our programs help students achieve academically, grow spiritually, and lead lives of service to others. Offering student transportation outside Faribault.
More information, including our online application, student shadow days, and daily family tours, can be found at www.bacards.org <http://www.bacards.org> .
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 the 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. Parenting tips will be offered.
Tues., Nov. 16 – Pizza Delivery for PreK families
Tues., Nov. 16 – 1:00 Patriotic Rosary – all welcome
Wed., Nov. 17 – 8:00 Mass (Kinder-Schneider plans) Food Drive for Food Shelter
Wed., Nov. 17 – 6:30 School Advisory Council (click for more news)
Fri., Nov. 19 – Top 20 pizza with the principal
Wed., Nov. 24 – 8:00 Mass (Kinder-Martin plans)
Thurs., Nov. 25 – Thanksgiving Break
Fri., Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving Break–NO Club House
Advent activities begin
Wed. Dec. 1 – School Mass – (Gr. 1- Dalsin plans)
Thurs., Dec. 2- Santa Secret Shop
Thurs., Dec 2 – Gr. 7/8 Filed Trip
Fri., Dec 3 – Santa Secret Shop
Fri -Dec. 3 – Adoration for Bishop Cozzens
Mon., Dec. 6 – St. Nicolas Day treats from Parent’s Assoc.
Wed., Dec. 8 – Feast of the Immaculate Conception School Mass (Gr. 6 plans)
Thurs., Dec. 9 – Late start day – 9:00 am
Thurs., Dec. 9 – Card Board box City -Gr. 7/8
Wed., Dec. 15 – School Mass ( Gr. 8 plans)
Thurs., Dec. 16 – Gr. 3-8 Reconciliation 9:00-11:00
Tues., Dec. 21 – K-8 Concert 1:00 PM and 6:30 PM
Wed., Dec. 22 – School Mass ( Gr. 5 plans)
Wed., Dec. 22 – Preschool concert 10:00 AM
Wed., Dec. 22 – Kindergarten Nativity play 1:00 PM
Thurs., Dec. 23- Fri., Dec. 31 – Christmas Vacation
Mon., Jan. 3 – School resumes
Click here for the
2021-2022 School Calendar
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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
1. Go to: moreRewards.com
2. Create an account
3. Proceed to login
4. Goto: manage my membership
5. Choose school reward
6. Select: St. Wenceslaus Catholic School