Saints School News
October 8, 2018

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Weekly Office Update

From the Office of Principal:

We did it! Congratulations to everyone for a job well done in our recent marathon. Our goal was $43,000. We have collected $49,058.36 to date and a few more donations are still trickling in. We are so very appreciative of these funds and excited to go over our goal at this early point in the school year. You are an amazing school community that is on a mission to make our school such a beautiful place for our children to learn and grow.

Marathon money is used to meet the budgetary expenses for the year. In other words, we need this money to pay our bills. All-in-all, our school needs to earn $181,000 this year. We have 3 required fundraisers; marathon, fish fry, and sweepstakes.

We also have other events that are not required but we hope that you can also participate in them so that we can meet our goal. These nonrequired events are as follows; Starry Night Auction Event, Golf Tournament, and new this year’s the “Pot-o-Gold”.

Fundraising is a huge part of our budget. We just ask everyone to do their best. Your best will make our school the best. We, fortunately, have done a terrific job for many years keeping teaching staff, school resources, and our programs top notch! We love your spirit and energy because that is what makes a difference for the children.  Yay Team SWS!

Handmade Market Booth
Please help our Home and School Association with the booth for the Handmade Market.

We are making “Gift-in-a-Jar”. We need some food ingredients for the jars. Please click this link to sign up to donate an item. We are also accepting cash donations so that our committee members can go out shopping for the supplies. 

Deadline is October 15.

STEM Night is this week!
Thursday, Oct 11 – 6:00 to 7:30 PM.
Parent and child work together as a team to do a variety of STEM challenges.

Preschool to Grade 8

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
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

Pullover Logo Spirit Wear
Orders are due on Friday for our new pullover spirit wear.
You can choose from 3 different logos: Little Saints, SWS, or STEM. 
There are two colors: Red or Navy
There are 2 different brands. Dry fit or fleece lined

Click here for order form

Mass of the Holy Spirit is on Wednesday!
14,000 Catholic school students in grades 4-8.
Archbishop Hebda, Bishop Cozzens, 100’s of priests.
Wednesday, October 10

Private Event, sponsored by the Catholic School Center of Excellence at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

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.

Starry Night Event to take place on March 16
Our first planning meeting is tonight –  Oct. 8 at 6:30 in the staff workroom.
Can you take on a small role?
We have lots of little things to do so don’t be afraid to be a part of the committee.

It can be fun!  You get to make adult friends along the way!

Marathon Service Projects
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 


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 – Day off Marathon reward
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
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


Days off
October 17 – Marathon Day Reward
October 18 – MEA
October 19 – MEA