Saints School News
November 26, 2018

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Weekly Office Update

From the Office of Principal  

This week we will start to prepare our students for the Advent season. We will work in our school family groups to make calendars with advent symbols for all of our classroom doors. Advent is a wonderful time for us to teach and learn about the birth of Jesus and the history that lead up to an event that forms our existence as the followers of Christ and believers in God. We are privileged to teach these facts because we are a Catholic school. Our faith gives us the upper hand in learning as a whole person with mind and soul. We can bring Jesus into our school naturally and without separation of who we are as children of God.

Catholic schools are a blessing especially in these holy times of the year. We are blessed to be a part of St. Wenceslaus Catholic school.


School Christmas Program
Tuesday, December 11
1:00 PM and 6:30 PM
K-8 will perform in both shows/PreK will join for the 6:30 show

Dress your best for both performances (no uniforms this day)

 Santa Workshop Event- for all children age 2-6 and their families
Saturday, December 8

9:00-11:00 AM

Visit with Santa
Participate in fun activities
Make cookies, Drink Cocoa
Play games
Shop at the Santa Secret Shop (read below)

(see “Events” on school website)

Santa Secret Shop – Dec. 6-8- Open to all students Preschool – Grade 8
This is an opportunity for the children to shop for gifts for the entire family on their own. Envelopes will come home. Parents put money in the envelope and label the envelope with who the child will purchase a gift for and how much they should spend. Gifts are purchased wrapped and tagged with the help of our Home and School Association “Elf Moms”.

Our Santa Secret Shop will be open:
Thursday, December 6 – during school hours
Friday, December 7 – during school hours
Saturday, December 8 – 9:00-11:00 during our preschool Santa Workshop Event

An Irish Starry Night – Saturday, March 16

Group events sign-ups are needed! Ideas include hayrides, drinks for a class of parents at your home, a camping event, a bonfire, or a wine tasting night. People sign up at the Starry Night and come to the party at a later date. These events can be adult focused or kid-focused.

Live Auction Items are being sought! Game tickets, theatre tickets, vacation homes, trips, sporting or fishing packages, golf days and ladies nights out are very popular.

Donations and reservations are now being accepted.

This event is fun for the young parents and guests and for the older supporters, parishioners, and friends of SWS.

Sweepstakes Tickets are coming soon!
The second major school fundraiser will be coming to you soon. This is our school sweepstakes. Every K-8 family will receive $300 in tickets and the preschool families will receive $50 in tickets. All tickets are $10 and each one gives a chance at some cash prizes. Our goal is to raise $30,000.

Required fundraisers: marathon, sweepstakes, and fish fry dinner.
Optional fundraisers: auction, pot-o-gold, golf tournament.

Home/School Association fundraiser: Handmade Market
Other: Book Fair, Santa Secret Shop




Wed., Nov. 28 – 8:00 School Mass (gr. 8 Plans)
Thurs, Nov. 29 – Family Group 1:45
Sun, Dec. 2 – Lego League Competition at Holy Family High School
Mon., Dec. 3 – 1:45 Advent Prayer Service
KInder and PreK Field Trip
Marketing meeting 6:30 PM
Wed., Dec. 5 – No school Mass – Reconciliation Service for gr. 3-8 at 1:00 PM
Auction Committee Meeting 6:30 PM
Thurs., Dec. 6 – Santa Secret Shop Open
Fri., Dec. 7 – Santa Secret Shop Open
Gr. 3-8 trip to Holiday Show in Bloomington
Sat., Dec. 8 – Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Santa Workshop for preschool and kindergarten students and their families. 9:00 -11:00 AM
Santa Secret Shop is open for sales
Tues., Dec. 11Christmas Concert 1:00 and 6:30 PM
Wed., Dec. 12 – 8:00 School Mass (Gr. 5 plans)
Thurs., Dec. 13 – Gr. 7/8 to Mary Poppins Play
Fri., Dec. 14 – Buddy , snack and a story – 9:30
Tues., Dec. 18Preschool 3/4 Christmas program 10:00 AM
Wed., Dec. 19 – 8:00 School Mass (Gr. 6 plans)
PreK Christmas program 10:00 AM
Thurs. Dec. 20 – No Preschool classes
Family Groups 8:30 AM
Kindergarten Nativity Play 1:00
Fri., Dec. 21
– No Preschool classes
Advent Prayer Service 1:45
Dec. 24 – January 1 Christmas Vacation
Wed., Jan.2 – School resumes


Want to win $20,000 in cash?
This year we will be doing this fun raffle called the
There will be 600 tickets sold for $100 each.
The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at the school golf tournament on June 14.
If you want to buy a ticket or if you want to sell a few tickets to friends, contact the school office. Several smaller cash prizes are included in this raffle.

Prizes: $20,000, $2000, 2x$1000, 2x$500