Saints School News
October 1, 2018

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Weekly Office Update

From the Office of Principal:
This week we welcome to our parish community Fr. Eugene Theisen, our new associate pastor. He will be con-celebrating the school Mass with Fr. Kevin and with us on Wednesday.  We are anxious to meet him and to have him work closely with our students as they develop their love for God.

Fr. Eugene comes to us after many years of being a United States Military Chaplain. We hope our school troupes can learn much from him in the year ahead.

This week we are hosting 
“Toddler Time”.
If your family has a toddler, (ages 2-3) not yet enrolled in our Little Saints Preschool, then this is the event for you!


STEM Night
One fun evening for parents and students in Preschool and Beyond!!!
Thursday, Oct 11 – 6:00 to 7:30 PM.
Parent and child work together as a team to do a variety of STEM challenges.

This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC so invite your adult neighbors to bring their children.  Grandparents, supporters, and friends of SWS are all invited.

Come to see STEM in action!



All current and past school parents, grandparents, supporters, and past students are invited.
Saturday, October 13
(Students must be high school age or older to attend.)
5:00-6:00 – Mass at St. Wenceslaus
6:00-7:00 – Social Hour
     7:00-8:00 Dinner and Entertainment
     8:00… More socializing
All guests will have appetizers, dinner, and beverages. It will be a great night!
Click Here to  Register for the 140 Year Reunion

Catholic School Center of Excellence needs Volunteers for the Mass of the Holy Spirit at US Bank Stadium.
This is a great way for those parents who want to come to the mass attend.

Mass of the Holy Spirit
14,000 Catholic School students honoring 1 God.
Archbishop Hebda,
Bishop Cozzens, 100’s for priests
Wednesday, October 10

Private Event, sponsored by the Catholic School Center of Excellence.

Each student needs to bring one winter clothing item to donate.

Want to win $20,000 in cash?  This year we will be doing this fun raffle instead of the Fish House Raffle called the POT-O-GOLD. 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.

Marathon Service Projects
Along with walking for the marathon, each class at SWS also does a service project. for the community. We will start our service within over the next few weeks.
Here is what we will be up to.
Preschool will make placemats for the dining room at Queens Court.
Kindergarten will clean church pews and kneelers.
1st grade cleans the bleachers.
2nd grade will write letters to soldiers.
3rd grade will be dramatizing Halloween poems/singing songs at Mala Strana.
4th graders are going to clean the Mary Garden.
5th  grade will clean out the planters that line Main Street.
6th grade cleans the garden at Philipps Square.
7th grade will be volunteering at Hope House.
8th grade will clean the New Prague Brahna 

Marathon Thank you!
We thank everyone who worked so hard to support the school marathon. A special thanks to the Marathon Mom Committee of Jill Hanzel, Sarah Hartman, and Lindsay Nelson. We thank Mr. Ron McBroom for his incredible leadership as a true role model of giving as he collected pledges from 110 supporters of the school. Ron brought in more than $8350. We thank the Knights of Columbus for being our sponsor and for the delicious meal for all of the participants. We thank each and every school family for their efforts and their personal donations to make this event a huge success. Our staff also is appreciated for their encouragement and support to the students. To everyone – Thank you!

Logo Spiritwear
Here is your chance to get a discounted price on some great items. Choose from two different styles and colors. Pick one of 3 logos (Little Spirits, SWS, or STEM). We will do a group order on October 12. After this date, all items can be purchased directly from Donald’s at a retail price.

Click here to go to the order form



Mon. Oct 1 – Marathon Money due.
Tues., Oct 2 – Toddler Time 6:00-7:00 PM
Grades 3-5 Field trip to Nay Nature Center
Grade 6 to the NP Log Cabin
Wed., Oct. 3 – School Mass ( Gr. 7 plans)
Altar Server Training Gr. 5-8
Marketing Meeting 6:30 PM
Thurs., Oct 4 – Gr. 5-6 field trip to Farm America.
Fri., Oct 5 – Marathon Prize Rally 9:00 AM and Pizza Party 11:00 AM.
Mon., Oct. 8 – Open Adoration for Students 8:30-10:00.
Fire Prevention Week Drill
Tues., Oct 9 – Home/School Meeting 6:00 PM
Wed., Oct. 10 – Mass of the Holy Spirit at US Bank Stadium Gr. 4-8 to attend by bus.
Thurs., Oct 11 – STEM Fair 6:00-7:30 PM for PreK-8 and parents (open to the public)
Sat., Oct. 13 – 140 year –  All School Reunion 5:00-9:00 PM
Mon., Oct 15 – Family Group Activity 1:40-2:20 PM
School Advisory Council meeting 6:30 PM
Tues., Oct 16 – Gr. 1-2 to Barten Pumpkins
Wed., Oct 17 – Possible day off if students reach marathon goal.
Gr. 8 trip to Washington DC
Thurs., Oct 18 – MEA – Day off
Fri., Oct 19 – MEA – Day off
Mon., Oct 22 – Gr. 5-6 meeting for the Long Lake Camp Trip 6:30 PM
Wed., Oct 24 Preschool Halloween Craft  6:30 PM
School Mass ( Gr. 5 plans)
Sat., Oct 27 – Handmade Market 9:00AM – 2:00 PM
Sun., Oct 28 – Czech Heritage in PAC 1:00 PM
Wed. Oct 31 – No School Mass Halloween but Parish will hold a Halloween Mass at 5:00PM
Thurs., Nov. 1 – All Saints Day  School Mass (Gr. 4 plans)

Job Opening
Due to the large number of little kids using the Club House Program, we would like to hire a 2nd adult.  Must be 21 years of age or older. Work 3-4 days per week-2:30-4:30 PM


Auction Committee Members Wanted
Can you take on just a small role? We have lots of little things to do in preparation for the next Starry Night. It takes place on March 16. We are starting to make plans now. This might sound like a lot of work BUT if many people offer to do a small piece the work is less. Can you be a helper? Please consider it and e-mail We will give you one job that you can work on or do with a friend. We need the help. Our first meeting is on Oct. 8 at 6:30 in the staff workroom. Join us!