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Weekly Office News – February 13, 2023

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update

From the Office of the Principal:

Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;

Let’s eat!  The next few school events are important because they are healthy for our adult bodies, minds, and souls.  At SWS we have events that are social and also support the school in a large way. Adults that are connected to the school are just as important as the children who attend the school. I invite you to be present at these events. Break out of the mindset of staying home. There is great food, you can meet with people, and you will support the school/parish. Jesus traveled with His followers and they drank wine at the wedding in Cana, they shared bread and fish with thousands, and they went to the upper room to fill their bodies, minds, and souls.

“Souls on Fire for God”

Kim Doyle

Matthew 22:37 –  And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.


Cocktail Baskets for the Starry Night

We are collecting these items this week to make into our baskets. Please help us out.

Wanted by Friday, February 17th – This week!
We are offering you to drop off the bottles at school during the morning and afternoon drop off and pick up times on Wednesday, February 15.

Click here to see what is needed.


Register NOW to attend the Starry Night

Attendees are typically…….
Preschool to older parents
Past school parents and grandparents
Neighbors and Friends
Parish members
New Prague Community members or business owners
Teachers and staff

Register to attend
Sign up with this online link 

It’s a great adult night out!


Need a Babysitter?
If you need a babysitter so that you can attend the Starry Night, please reach out. I can contact our older students to see who might be able to help you out.

Valentines Day – February 14 – tomorrow!
No uniforms – red, white, and pink clothing

Volunteer Requirements for all families

We ask every family to work at our events.
Fish fry
Starry Night
Golf Tournament

Preschool families work at 1 event
K-8 families work at 2 events

Volunteer for the Fish Fry

Click here

Fish Fry Tickets 

The Fish Fry will take place on February 24. Each preschool family has 5 tickets and each K-8 family has 10 tickets.

Children are half price.
Serving lunch and dinner.
Dine in or take out.
Tickets can be used by the students during the lunchtime. 

Extra tickets?
Buy lunch for all of your elderly neighbors.
Bring a family who has little kids.
Find someone who cannot afford to buy a ticket.

For the Love of Family

This week’s challenge:

Challenge family members to each sacrifice something they enjoy during the week in order to help someone else; for example, giving up a TV program to help a sibling with homework or sacrificing Xbox time to set the table without being asked.


Parish Soup Supper 
Supports homelessness in the greater Mpls./St. Paul area.
Dine in or take out!

School Enrollment

Reminder – if you currently have a student who is heading to grades 1-8 next fall, we do an automatic re-enrollment on March 1

To secure our staff within our budget,  we must add the $50 registration fee to your TADS account on March 1.  If for any reason your student will not be attending SWS in the fall, please email Kim Doyle directly. Registration fees are not refundable.

Aim Higher Grants

Families with financial need can apply for a $1000 tuition grant for the 23-24 school year.

The application is open until February 22.

Click here for more details.


Pot-o-Gold raffle for $20,000 prize.
Each family was given one $100 ticket
Drawing on June 9.
We have 650 to sell in total. We need people to try selling more to meet our goal.
Call or stop in at the school office.

Tickets to Shrek! 
Watch for the order form to come home soon. Our 7th and 8th graders are preparing a school musical for the evenings on March 9 and 10.  This show is great for all ages. Students learn to act, sing, dance, and perform. They also make the costumes, set, promotions, and learn to do make-up. Please support the work of our staff and students by enjoying one of our shows.

Winners of the SWS Sweepstakes
Thanks to everyone for participating.

$2000 – Amy Pieper
$1000 – Sandy Simon 
$500 – Steph Bendzick
$500 – Steve Rynda
$250 – Troy Pint
$250 – Erika Mahowald 
$100 – Jeff Kneip
$100 – Val Kapphahn 
$100 – Emily Millard 
$100 – Michelle & John Engquist
$50 – Michelle & John Engquist 
$50 – Tom Reichert

Virtus Account Set-up
To volunteer in school, each person must complete the Virtus Child Safety Program.

Here is a link with instructions on how to get this completed:

Click here.


Club House for March 2, 3, and 13
Signup link
for these non-school days.

PreK Early Learning Scholarship
The foundation is no longer accepting applications. They had so many families with PreK students apply from all over the Archdiocese. They will process only the ones that have already been sent.

Toddler Tuesdays
Every Tuesday (On days when school is in session)

8:00 AM -10:00 AM – For Toddlers and their parents

Calendar of Events:

Tues., Feb 14 – Valentines treats from our SPA
Wed. – Feb 15 – 8:00 Mass (Kindergarten plans)
Mon., Feb. 20 – Presidents day – No School and No Club House
Soup Supper – 4:00-6:30 PM (or until the soup runs out)
Wed., Feb 22 – 8:00 Ash Wed. Mass (Gr. 7 plans)
Last Day to apply for Aim Higher Scholarship
Fri., Feb 24 – Fish Fry 11:00-1:00 and 4:30-7:00

Wed. March 1 – 8:00 School Mass ( Gr. 2 plans)
Thurs., March 2 – Conferences/No School
Fri., March 3 – Conferences/No School
Wed., March 8 – 8:00 School Mass (Gr. 1 plans)
Thurs., March 9 – Shrek Musical -6:00PM
Fri., March 10 – Shrek Musical – 5:00 & 7:30 PM
Mon. March 13 – Workshop Day – No School
Wed., March 15 – 8:00 School Mass (Kinder plans)
Thurs., March 22 – 8:00 School Mass ( Gr. 4 plans)
Thurs., March 23 – Stations of the Cross 1:00
Sat., March 25 – Starry Night 5:00PM
Wed., March 29 – School Mass (Gr. 1 plans)
Thurs., March 30 – Gr. 2-8 Confessions
Thurs., March 30 _Living Stations 1:00
Fri., March 31 – Last day before spring break

Spring Break – April 3- April 10
Sun., April 2 – Palm Sunday
Thurs., April 6 – Holy Thursday
Fri., April 7 – Good Friday
Sat., April 8 – Holy Saturday
Sun., April 9 – East Sunday
Mon., April 10 – Easter Monday
Tues., April 11 – School resumes

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2023-2024 School Calendar

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2022-2023 School Calendar

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