Saints School News
School News – April 6, 2020
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,
These are very tough days to feel normal. We are all adjusting to the new normal. Those words are scary in themselves because we do not know how long this way of life will be our new normal. Now is a time for all of us to draw closer to our loved ones and for us to pray.
Please reach out to our school staff or to me if there is anything that we can do to help you. I know that we are all contained in our homes, but we are also there for you. If your child is feeling depressed or lonely, we can find a way to help. If you are needing extra support or are overwhelmed by the day to day activities, we can help. Our options may take different formats, but we want to find a way to be there for you.
I will be having some open online meetings if you want to join me for a Q and A session or just to talk. Watch for more news to come.
Welcome to our SWS Family!
Here is a little good news to share. One of our school families has been blessed with twins! (Benjamin and Kathryn)
Congratualtions to Angie and Paul Frykman and family!
We are now on Spring Break!
This break will NOT require anyone to do school work. All school staff and students will be off from Saturday, April 4 to Monday, April 13. We will start our lessons again on Tuesday, April 14.
This will be a time to simply play and be with family which seems to be needed in this time of Covid-19 stress!
Distance Learning Site!
We have a one stop button for all of your learning assignments and other fun things to do during this time out of the school building. Go the the main school website at swsaints.org to find all of the SWS distance learning links for Preschool through 8th grade. There is also information for parents!
Click here to take you directly to the Distance Learning Site.
Parents and Teachers – Add a picture!
We want to see what fun things you are up to during this time away from school.
Please send pictures to the following address.
SWS sadly loses a legacy teacher/principal. John Harty passed away last week after a battle with illness. John taught at St. Wenceslaus for many years and also served as the school principal. He was an inspiration and a mentor to many teachers and students throughout his career. We are sure that his life that was dedicated to his career with so many students, and his family will bring him a glorious life in heaven. We pray for John’s family and his wife, Elaine, who is an avid retired teacher volunteer at our school. John’s two grandchildren are also students in our school. Please keep this family in your prayers. We will miss John with his wonderful smile and great humor, his dedication to all of us at SWS, and his lunchtime visits! Live now in God’s Glory – John!
Congratulations to these 8th grade students who are going to the State History Day Competition
Mary Grace Smyth
Julianna qualified with her website, Mary Soderlund did a performance, and Mary Grace with a documentary. This year’s theme was Breaking Barriers. The kids chose their own topic within that theme, then chose how to present. The kids started working on their projects in November. Our regional event was turned into a virtual event, so judging was done by judges online. The state event will be virtual as well.
The Pope Francis and Archbishop Hebda asked that we sit down each day and pray the Rosary at 3:00 PM.
Please join in the efforts. If not the Rosary or you are not Catholic, please choose another form of prayer and meditation.
Father Eugene is requesting that students watch school Mass on Wednesdays at 8:00 which will count as their religion assignment for the day. It will be live-streamed on the parish website: https://npcatholic.org/
The daily and Sunday Mass can also be viewed by this site. 8:00 am each weekday and 4:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 AM.
The Rosary will be said at 7:30 am live-streamed each day and 1/2 hour before weekend Mass.
The church will be open on weekdays from 12:00-4:00 for personal quiet prayer.
Confessions will be from 12:00 noon to 2:00 each weekday.
Go to the parish website at https://npcatholic.org/ to see all of the messages and opportunities for prayer.
Registration for Fall 2020
To register for classes in fall, send an e-mail directly to Principal Kim Doyle
Preschool spots open in both the PreK and the 3/4 year old sessions.
Kindergarten – grade 8 open for new registrations.
Join our SWS School Family.
A. We are a loving community for children, parents, and teachers who work together in our Christian faith.
B. We provide a stellar academic program that has been noted as “high achieving/high growth” compared to other schools based on the NWEA tests.
C. Our students enjoy STEM – collaboration, creativity, group design process, critical thinking through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math skills that is infused into all curricular areas.
D. Our students be come Confident and Capable learners and leaders.
The school office is closed.
We are holding office hours at home.
Kim can be reached between 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Mon.-Fri.)
Sherry can be reached between 9:00AM-1:00PM (Tues. – Fri.)
The Schulze Early Learning Scholarship is now open for Fall 2020 school year!
For all preschool students going into the 4/5-year-old class – one year away from entering kindergarten.
You must be Middle income to apply!
Click to the application website!
Announcing our New Family / Transfer Grant
$1000 grant is available for any student who enrolls at SWS in grades 1-8 for the 2020-2021 school year.
You will soon see an email to set up your TADS account for the next school year. We would like to do this NOW because some people woould like to start to pay their tuition on the 12 month plan beginning in April.
You will receive a registration fee to your TADS account but it is now delayed until July 1 (as recommended by the Archdiocese) – in order to support the financial needs of our school families.