Saints School News

School News – Back to School – August 2019

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update

From the Office of Principal
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,

Time for school again! The hallways and classrooms will soon be bustling with the sounds of children reading, doing math problems and learning in all areas. We will see them working alone, in groups, and together with their classmates; sitting at desks, on the floor, in the stairwells, and outside. We will hear and see laughter and pleasant sounds of happy children who love their school, enjoy their teachers, and are friends with their classmates. Most importantly our students will be caught with their hands folded in prayer, their voices joyfully singing in praise, their eyes shut in meditation and contemplation, and their hearts growing in the love of Jesus.

 Our students will have more than what you have registered for because they have God who fills them with an overflowing amount of grace to the point that only God knows the immense power that He passes on to these children.  Our school is an instrument by which God is recognized many times each day and in many ways. We are here to do God’s work. Welcome to our beautiful school designed with the heart and soul of your child in mind! Thank you for joining us!

 

Back to School Open House
Preschool to Grade 8
6:00
– All families meet in the gym for a welcome, introduction, and prayer to start the school year!

Then off to the classrooms!

Students can bring their new school supply items for desks and locker if you desire.

Important School Start Information

Please note that the first day of school for grades 6-8 is on Monday, August 26.

The first day of school for K-5 is on Wednesday, August 28. K-5 families are asked to sign up for a 30-minute conference on the 26th and 27th with the homeroom teachers. Please e-mail your child’s teacher directly if you cannot find a workable conference time.
Here is the conference link:  https://signup.com/go/ZqvTeXC

The first day of Prekindergarten is on Friday August 30. There will be a parent/child session on Wednesday, August 28 – 9:00-10:30.

The first day of school for Preschool 3/4’s kids is on Tuesday, September, 3. A parent/child session will take place on Thursday, August 29 9:00-10:30.

Back to School Forms and Paperwork
Find all the required document here for preschool and K-8

Parent Handbooks, Documents & Forms

Free or Reduce price lunches are offered
If you think your family might qualify for a the national school lunch program, please apply. It is confidential and easy. You benefit by getting free lunch and our school benefits by getting money for many different things based on the amount of people who apply. The more who apply and qualify, the better it is for SWS.

Here are the Lunch guidelines with qualifying salary

 Here is the free lunch application

 

Wanted: Volunteers to help serve lunch. Sign up for one day per week or one day per month. Every bit of help is appreciated.
Contact: mary.wick@swsaints.org

 

Paid position:

Playground supervisor wanted! 10:30-11:30 each day.
Must be Virtus ready!

Calendar
OF EVENTS

 

Tues., Aug. 20 – 6:00 PM Back to School Open House Preschool – Gr. 8
Mon., Aug. 26 – Gr. 6-8 first day/ Gr. K-5 conferences
Tues., Aug 27 – K-5 conferences continue
Wed., Aug. 28 – Gr. K-5 First day of school / Prekindergarten parent and child day 9:00-10:30
Thurs., Aug. 29 – preschool 3/4’s parent and child day 9:00-10:30
Fri., Aug 30 – First day of school for Prekindergarten
Mon., Sept. 2 – NO School/Labor Day
Tues., Sept. 3 -First day of school for 3/4’s preschool
Wed., Sept. 4 – 1st School Mass at 8:00 AM 
Tues., Sept. 10 Home/School Association meeting 6:00 PM
Mon., Sept. 16 – NWEA fall testing
Thurs., Sept. 19 – Late Start 9:00 AM
Sat., Sept. 21 – Dozinky Parade 12:00 Noon
Fri., Sept. 27 – 40 Hour Adoration begins
Sat., Sept 28 – Feast of St. Wenceslaus Celebration with adoration and Mass

 

Find answers to some of your school questions. Click on the “Parent Handbook” on our school website. Listed under “Current Parents”

Preschool Families——The Schulze Early Learning Scholarship is open to students entering the 4/5-year-old preK class next fall  – one year away from entering kindergarten.

If you are considering sending your child to SWS for kindergarten you now qualify for this grant up to $3000!

You must be Middle income to apply! Low income people should apply for Financial Aid with TADS. High income people might not qualify.

schulzefamilyfoundation.org

Volunteers: Keep your Virtus Accounts Current!
Go onto your account to check for updates. Things are constantly changing and you need to keep up in order to volunteer at SWS. Thanks.

New volunteers :
Goto Virtus.org
Set up an account
Sign up for a mandatory class session
Fill out a background check
Sign a Code of Conduct
Watch any required movies
Answer all questions

Meet our new staff members!
We are very excited to have the following people join us. Each of them brings a great set of skills to take our school in new directions while also maintaining the high quality that you expect.

Devin Doebesh – Preschool Teacher
Betty Jirak – Preschool Aide
Carly McDonald – 3rd Grade Teacher
Emiy Lehman – Club House Director
Kate Piquette – Art Teacher

You can meet all of them face to face at our “Back to School Open House” on Tuesday, August 20.

For those who need after school care:
Club House: Open to students in kindergarten – Grade 8
Preschool Extended Care: -For all ages of preschool

Please click this link
or go to:
Current Families – Handbooks and Forms
Scroll down to extended care registration or Club House Registration

 

Our Mission

St. Wenceslaus Catholic School is a family-centered faith community, committed to the intellectual and spiritual formation of our students. We provide a high quality academic program that builds leadership and self-confidence while nurturing a loving relationship with God & encouraging service to others.

View our Annual Report and Strategic Plan

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ADMINISTRATION

PRINCIPAL
Kim Doyle
kim.doyle@swsaints.org
952.758.3133

Parochial Administrator
Fr. Eugene Theisen
eugene.theisen@npcatholic.org
952.758.3225

ADMIN ASSISTANT
Sherry Hartman
sherry.hartman@swsaints.org
952.758.3133 ext. 117

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CONTACT

952.758.3133

info@swsaints.org

227 Main Street East, New Prague, MN