St. Wenceslaus Catholic School Office News
November 13, 2023
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of the Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS:
We thank you, God, for blessing our school. SWS has always had wonderful teachers and staff members who believe in the mission of Catholic education. We have had terrific families who seek out our school as an extension of their family in teaching the faith. We have had amazing supporters who donate and make sure the school has what it needs to provide for the work to be done. In doing God’s work here on earth, God provides now and has, from the beginning, gifted SWS with good people.
In this time of thankfulness and realizing our blessings, we thank everyone who is and has been a part of SWS. We thank God above all!
SWS going strong for 145 years!
Kim Doyle, Principal
Teach me your ways, O LORD, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart so that I may honor you.
Food Shelf Collections – This Week!
Let’s fill the food shelf for Thanksgiving. We will do an all-school food collection on Wednesday, November 15. Every student is asked to bring a few items in a grocery bag to take to the food shelf. NO glass, please!
Cans of fruit and vegetables
Boxes of dinners and cereals
Plastic bottles of condiments, syrup, ketchup, etc.
Paper products such as tissue and toilet paper, paper plates, paper cups, and so on.
Spices, and kitchen staples such as flour or sugar.
Boxes of cake and canned frosting or other dessert mixes.
Personal hygiene products, soaps, shampoos, and the like.
Cleaning products for the home, such as dish soap and laundry soap.
You can send your bag of items to school early. Each child will carry their own items up to the altar at the Mass. on the 15th.
Living Nativity – participants wanted
Join in as our parish recreates that Nativity of Jesus. No acting experience necessary but wearing a costume might be required from those in the sceene. We also need set up helpers, food servers, clean-up workers and more. You can contact Lynn at the parish office or simply click this link to choose a part.
Sign up link to be a part of the scene!
Food Service Inspection – Five year review
This week, we will get a visit from the State of Minnesota Food Services Inspector. This sort of inspection takes place every 5 years. They will review all areas of our food program, including staff qualifications and training, food portions, menu items, nutrition details, financials, food orders, wellness policy, student eating patterns, recording and collection of funds, and so much more.
Basketball Referees are needed.
Male or female – if you know basketball, we need you. Our boys team of grades 4-7 will have 6-8 home games beginning on 12/5. All games start at 4:00 or 4:30 PM.
We need a ref to play. Open to high school or college students, parents, grandparents, or any relative/neighbor. You do not need to be a professional. Our games are simple and are learning experiences for our players.
Those parents with younger students at SWS – please consider!
Saints basketball is open to all boys in grades 4-8. The season runs from November to February. Practices have begun with Mr. Colin Smisek coaching.
Click Here to register for the team
Pizza, Packet, and a Prize – for the PreK Students
If you have a Pre-kindergarten student, we will serve you dinner on Monday, November 27.
A staff member will show up to your home between 5:00-6:00 PM with a pizza made by our kitchen staff.
You will also get registration forms for the kindergarten class of fall 2024. We ask you to consider enrolling in our kindergarten program. Turn your forms in by December 6, and we will waive the registration fee for you.
Your child will get a prize!
Those unable to be home at that time should place a large cooler on your front steps and we will place your pizza in there.
Santa Secret Shop
Our School Parent Association will be offering the Santa Secret Shop for the students in preschool to grade 8. This will take place on Thursday, Dec. 7 and Friday, Dec. 8.
The shop is a place for kids to get gifts for family. They get to pick it out, and the volunteers will wrap and tag the gifts so that they are all ready to be placed under your Christmas tree.
More information will be comig soon about how to send the money in so that your child can shop.
Art Room Projects – Donations wanted
Toilet paper and/or paper towel rolls
New box of Kleenex
No more of the following:
We have already received an abundance!!! Thank you!
empty gallon jugs
Please make good decisions about sending kids to school when they are not feeling 100% well. The school prefers kids to stay home when they have anything that spreads to others.
Covid and the flu are here. These viruses warrant a bit longer out of school. For other illnesses, a day or two at home resting will help the children and the teachers stay healthy. If your child has a bad cough, is very congested, and has symptoms – STAY HOME until these are better.
Children should not be in school if they do not know how to cover their cough or blow their nose sanitarily.
Children must be fever-free without medication for at least 24 hours to come to school.
Children must not have vomited or must not have had an episode of diarrhea for 24 hours before coming to school.
If the child is sent home from school 24-hourdue to illness, they need to stay home the following day until they are significantly better and have met the 24 hour rule.
Drop off and pick up line etiquette for parents/others in cars
There are some safety issues to note. (Please share this if you have grandparents or other persons picking up your child by car)
1. Pull up straight in line in the driving zone, leaving the parking lot against the school open for kids to get out and reach the sidewalk. – do not pull into the parking area in that location. At the beginning of the year, we used orange cones to guide you. We are trying to get away with not using the cones, but people need to follow the same rules.
2. All kids should get out and enter cars on the school side only.
3. If you have to get out of your car to let the child out or into your car, then you should park in the outer lot, and the child should cross with the teacher’s crossing guard. The drop-off/pick-up car line is for quick-action cars. Some kids are slow – you should park and wait for them and not go through the car line.
4. Kids must enter and exit cars directly in front of the school – not while your car is down in the driveway or by the parish garage.
5. BIGGEST PROBLEM – DO NOT TRY TO BYPASS CARS WAITING IN LINE. Those who do this cause a very dangerous situation for walking children and for potential crashing of cars. Please count to 60 before getting too hyper and wanting to pass up the cars in front of you.
6. Please inform the grandparents and others who pick up! We have seen kids dangerously cross in front of traffic to get to the waving arm of the grandpa or grandma. Once they start running, we cannot stop them.
Staff Lunch tickets.
Calendar of Events:
Mon., Nov. 13 – Teacher workshop – No School
Tues., Nov. 14 – 6:30 School Parent Assoc. Meeting
Wed., Nov. 15 – 8:00 School Mass (Gr. 5) Food Collection for food shelf.
9:00- Grades 3/4 Duck Cup Presentation
Jason Everett Talk for confirmation 6:00-8:00PM
Thurs., Nov. 16 – School Advisory Council 6:30 PM
Mon., Nov. 20 – Preschool field trip to Cinderella
Wed., Nov. 22 – 8:00 School Mass (Gr. 1)
Thurs., Nov. 23 – Thanksgiving – No School/No Club House
Fri., Nov. 24 – No School/No Club House
Mon., Nov. 27 – Pizza, Packet, Prize for PreK
Wed., Nov. 29 – 8:00 School Mass (Gr. 8)
Fri., Dec. 1 – Living Nativity at St. Wenceslaus
Tues. Dec. 5 – Gr. 3-5 Climb Theatre Presentation
Wed. Dec. 6 – No Mass
Kindergarten registration forms due for 2024-2025
Thurs., Dec. 7 Santa Secret Shop Pre-8
Fri. Dec 8 – 8:00 Mass – Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Gr. 7 plans)
Santa Secret Shop Pre-8
Tues., Dec. 12 – Confession for grades 3-8
Peace of Mind Parent session
Wed. Dec. 13 – 8:00 Mass ( Gr. 6 plans)
Thurs. Dec. 14 Cardboard Box City gr. 7/8
Tues. Dec. 19 -School Christmas Concert for K-8 – 12:30 and 6:30 PM
Wed. Dec. 20 – 8:00 School Mass
Wed., Dec. 20- PreK – Christmas program 10:00-10:30 AM
Kindergarten Nativity Play 1:00 PM
Thurs., Dec. 21 Preschool 3/4 Christmas program 10:00-10:30 AM.
Fri., Dec 21 – Christmas break begins.
Tues., Jan. 2 – School resumes
Click here for the
2023-2024 School Calendar
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