Saints School News

School News – August 17, 2020

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update

From the Office of Principal:

Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,

We will be back in the school building.

First day of PreK  – Wednesday, September 2 – 9:00 AM
First day of preschool 3/4’s – Thursday, September 3 – 9:00 AM
First day of K-8 students – Thursday, September 3 – 7:30 AM

(See links below to register for before/after care for preschool)
(Link below to register kindergarten and older students for Club House)

Please pray for our staff, our students, and our families as we head back to school.
May God bless us and keep us safe in these times.

School Pandemic Preparedness and Readiness Plan Archdiocesan Protocols for Safely Reopening Catholic School Buildings.

Please click here to go directly to our safety plan.

This plan is a fluid plan that will be changing as needed.

Back to School Open House
One to one visit in the classroom
You can bring your school supplies – to put in classroom.
Parents and students – Preschool to Grade 8

August 31 and September 1
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Preschool – 20 minutes
Grades K-5 – 30 minutes – (includes a short reading assessment)
Grades 6- 8 – 20 minutes

Masks are required (except the preschoolers)

Click here to sign up for a visit:


Back to School Paperwork and Forms

PLEASE – Go to the school website and click on the button.
Back to school paperwork and forms
We have lots of paperwork and forms that you need to complete. Many of these can be filled out on line!

Thank you for taking care of this detail. We know it is annoying be we really do need your forms filled out.

Thank you!


We have tons and tons of used unforms to give away! – Free!
Please come to the school and look at uniforms. We have tables of these free for you to take. Some of these are even brand new with original tags on them.

Lots and lot of pants, shorts, and girls skorts! Many nice new-like fleece jackets!

Since we keep the doors locked, call ahead and we will let you in. 952-758-3133

Saints Return 2020
Stay up-to-date on all
activities that take place in 2020
– Latest learning plans for the 2020 year
– Resources for parents
– Links to teachers pages
Goto — Main Page —

Club House – Extendend Care program open to all K-8 students

Please click to sign up

To pick up you child at Club House, please ring the door bell on the door that is on the far north end of our school facing the playground. Walk through the playground gate and follow the sidewalk to the Club House door.

Preschool before and aftercare program

Open 7:00-9:00 AM and 3:00-5:30 PM  –  5 days per week
$6 per hour to be billed at the end of each month based on use.

This program is exclusive for preschool students only and located in our preschool program classrooms.

Please fill out this quick sign up.


Uniform addition
Girls plain navy blue jumpers are now accepted as part of our uniform code.

Reveiw: Girls can wear navy blue or approved uniform plaid
      Jumpers, skirts, skorts, shorts, pants, shorts

Fall Volleyball Cancelled
Due to the changes with the Minnesota State High School League, the coaches of our volleyball conference have determined that it is not appropriate to continue with this sport at this time. We hope that some volleyball can be done later in the year.

The Schulze Early Learning Scholarship continues to be open for Prekindergarten families – fall 2020 school year!    $500 – $3000 grants available.

For all preschool students going into the 4/5-year-old Prekindergarten class  – one year away from entering kindergarten.

Your income  should be average (not low/not high) to apply!

Click to the application website!

2020 School Staff
Fr. Engene Theisen – Pastor
Kim Doyle  – Principal
Sherry Hartman – Office Manager
Joan May  – Technologist

Tammy Sirek
Annie Schmitz
Amber Heinz
Sarah Gullickson
Annette Stavos
Betty Jirak
Katielynn Lusignan
Linda Smisek

LIsa Schneider – Kindergarten
Courtney Martin – Kindergarten
Jennifer Wetschka – Gr. 1
Kathy Giesen – Gr. 2
Carly McDonald – Gr. 3
Ann Christy – Gr. 4
Lori King – Gr. 4
Becky Smisek – Gr. 5/6 (5th gr. homeroom)
Becky Zwirner – Gr. 5-8 (6th gr. homeroom)
Jill McBroom – Gr. 7/8 (7th gr. homeorrom)
Jamie Schoenbauer – Gr. 7/8 (8th gr. Homeroom)
Katherine Gorr – Music
Mike Tschimberle – PE
LInda Smisek – Assistant teacher
Teresa Rademacher – Health Aide
TBA – Art/Marketing support
Annette Stavos – Librarian
Ashley Dietz – Counselor
Anita Sirek – Club House

Food Service
Mary Wick
Hedi Pelowski

Steve Schmitz
Tony Brezina
Anita Sirek (Covid Cleaner)

Calendar of Events:

Mon., Aug. 24 – Teacher Workshop begins
Mon., Aug. 31 – One to One – Open House Preschool to Grade 8 and
Assessment (for gr. K-5) 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tues., Sept. 1 – One to One – Open House Preschool to Grade 8 and
Assessment (for gr. K-5) 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wed., Sept. 2 – PreK 1st day of school- 9:00 am (with before care open at 7:00 am)
Thurs., Sept. 3 – 3/4 Preschool – 1st day of school  – 9:00 am (with before care open at 7:00 am)
Thurs., Sept. 3 – First day of school – Kindergarten-Grade 8 – 7:30 am (drop off beginning at 7:10 am)
Mon., Sept. 7 – NO SCHOOL – Labor Day
Wed., Sept. 9 – Parent Information Night – Google Meet Meetings for grades K-4
Thurs., Sept. 10 – Parent Information Night – Google Meet Meetings for grades 5-8
Wed. Sept. 23 – School Picture Day
Thurs., Sept. 24 – School Picture Day
Mon., Sept. 28 – Feast of St. Wenceslaus – School Marathon Event Challenges for Students

TADS Account set up
Reminder: Please go onto TADS to set up your tuition payments for the school year.

Every family needs to set up an account. Monthly payments accumulate and your first payment might be quite large if you have not yet set up your monthly plan.

Wanted: Substitute Teachers and/or people with 4-year degrees who are willing to step in to help with our classes if our teachers cannot be in the school. Training will be provided.  All substitutes will need to be approved with a background check/ and other documents through Virtus. You do not need to have a teaching degree but you must have a 4-year college degree to be in a classroom with the students. We are very short of this sort of help. Please let us know if you are willing. This will be a paid position – paid daily.