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Weekly Office News – October 4, 2021

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update

From the Office of Principal:

Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;

Have you ever felt like no matter how many people that you had near you, the only one who would comfort and understand you would be your mother? We are so lucky to have this comfort in our Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus and mother to us all.

The month of October each year is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary. This is primarily due to the fact that the liturgical feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated annually on October 7. It was instituted to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary in gratitude for the protection that she gives the Church in answer to the praying of the Rosary by the faithful.

Here at SWS, we teach the children to look to Mary for her example of faith and love as the mother of Jesus and to be our mother too, calling on her to guide us as our earthly mothers would. The Rosary offers a simple way to meditate on the life of Jesus as we pray. The school children, both Catholic 80% and non-Catholic 20%, enjoy this time when we recite the Rosary together or when they get a chance to meditate alone. The Blessed Virgin Mary is present with each in our prayers and meditations.

Kim Doyle, Principal

“Be Still and Know that I am God” – Psalm 46:10


Congratulation St. Wenceslaus Families
The school marathon was successful!
You did an amazing job spreading the word about our school marathon, sending out the marathon link, and getting donations.

As of today we have collected $50,333
Plus +
More then $9,500 in collections from Mr. Ron McBroom who got 105 donors. Ron has collected 100,000’s of Dollars in more that 35 years of school marathons.

Marathon Service Projects
Now that we have run the race, we will be helping out our community with service projects. Here are some that each class will soon be doing or have recently completed.

Grade 8 – Clean New Prague Brahna
Grade 7 – Clean up Memorial Park
Grade 6 – Clean gardens at Philipp’s Square
Grade 5 – Clean community parks/write letter for soldiers
Grade 4 – Clean the grardens at SWS campus
Grade 3 – Make a spiritual bouquet for the pastor
Grade 2 – Make cards for the baptism gift boxes
Grade 1 – Clean the bleachers in the gym
Kindergarten – Making cards for local first responders
Preschool – Making Christmas Ornaments for the elderly

Wildcat Cart

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.

Club House – Sign up
Late start date – Oct. 14 – 7:00-9:00 am
MEA – Oct 21/22 – 7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Reserve your spot:

 Parenting webinars
This school year, the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE) is again offering monthly parenting webinars with Dr. Jules Nolan as part of its mental health and wellness initiative, Peace of Mind. We’re pleased to share the information about the webinar in October.

Click the picture below to sign up for the webinar.

Fundraiser Information

Required for parent participation:
1. Marathon Goal $48,000     Collected $60,000    
     Event completed!
2. Sweepstakes Goal $20,000
    ($300 per K-8 family/$50 per preschool family)
    Tickets to be sold by February 2
3. Fish Fry Goal $9000 – March 11
    (K-8 family/10 tickets and preschool family 5 tickets)

Other events that raise funds for the school:
Handmade Market – Oct. 30
Book Fair – January 27
Starry Night Event – March 26
Pot-O-Gold Raffle – ticket is pulled on June 10
Golf Tournament – June 10

Basketball Coaches

Our season runs from November through mid-February.
If we have coaches and if students are interested then we can offer the following teams:
5/6 boys or 5/6 girls
7/8 boys or 7/8 girls

See separate registration form sent out and complete ASAP so we can committ to the league and schedule game times.

Wanted:  Fleece cutting Moms or Dads!

Contact Kim if you are able to cut fleece.
All you need to bring is a sharp sissors to cut fabric and some time to spend cutting into 3-yard blankets.

A New Baby!

Congratulations to Mrs. Heinz and her husband, NIck, on the birth of their baby boy, Levi Alvin Heinz.  Levi was born on September 27.  Mrs. Heinz is one of our preschool teachers.  We are very excited for her 1st baby!

Late Start Days  – School will start at 9:00 AM on these days  (This is district-wide)  90 minutes late start for K-8. Plan ahead!
October 14
November 11
December 9
January 13
February 10
March 10
April 7
May 12

These late starts do not affect the preschool in any way. Preschool schedules are normal wth extended care starting at 7:00 AM and class starting at 9:00 AM,

Back-to-School 2021

Covid Protocols

Calendar of Events:

Mon., Oct. 4 – Home volleyball games 4:00 and 5:00
Fire Prevention Week
Tues., Oct. 5 – Home volleyball games 4:30 and 5:30
Wed., Oct. 6 – 8:00 Mass (Gr.5 plans – Jury)
Thurs., Oct 7 – Gr. 7/8 Rosary Pilgrimage
Fri., Oct 8 – Family Group recess and lunch
Fri., Oct.. 8 – Alumni board meeting -3:00
Tues., Oct 12 – Home Volleyball game 4:30
Tues., Oct 12 – SWS Parent Association Meeting 6:00 PM
Wed., Oct. 13 – 8:00 Mass ( Gr.4 plans)
Thurs., Oct. 14Late start for K-8 (9:00AM)
Fri., Oct. 15 – Home volleyball games 4:30 and 5:30
Wed. Oct. 20 – 8th gr. trip to Washington DC
Wed., Oct 20 8:00 Mass (Gr. 2 plans)
Thurs., Oct. 21 – NO School MEA
Fri., Oct. 22 – No School MEA
Wed., Oct. 27 – 8:00 School Mass -( Gr. 3 plans)
Thurs., Oct 28 – School Advisory Council Meeting 6:30 (click for more news)
Sat., Oct 30 – Handmade Market 9:00-2:00
Sun., Oct 31 – Heavens House Carnival 11:30-1:30 in PAC

Mon., Nov. 1 – All Saints Day Mass 8:00 (Gr. 7)
Tues., Nov. 2 – Visit to cemetery for All Souls Day for Rosary and prayer for the deceased.
Thurs., Nov. 4 – No School/Conferences
Fri., Nov. 5 – No School/Conferences
Tues., Nov. 9 – School Picture Day
Wed., Nov. 10 – School Picture Day
Thurs., Nov. 11 – K-8 late start day

Handmade Market
October 30, 2021

Exclusive handmade crafts and gifts.  Shopping from 9:00-2:00.

Breakfast treats and Lunch for sale.

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