Saints School News
School News – February 10, 2020
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,
This week we want to highlight our school for kindergarten. We will be having our Kindergarten Preview event on Tuesday. This is for the 20 students and parents who are already enrolled for next fall and for any other family who would just like to see more of our school. We will not pressure anyone to enroll on this night but we do hope to help everyone who attends see the possibilities that our school can offer. We know this is a big decision and want everyone to prayerfully bring God into their decision when choosing our school. Personally, I cannot help but to want everyone to enroll their child in a Catholic School, either ours or one nearby. The teachers, staff, and I are so committed and dedicated to Catholic education and excited to be a part of it here at SWS.
Wouldn’t it be fun if we enrolled 8 more students and were able to offer two kindergarten sessions? The more students who enroll the greater our mission for Christ. We will be blessed with more souls on our journey who together will praise, worship, and spread the love of God. Please pray for our school and use your opportunities to spread positive information about the school to others.
The Starry Night in Italy
Registrations and donations can be made on line
Kindergarten Preview Night
This event is for those who have enrolled for 2020-21 and for any family who want to learn more about our kindergarten. Bring your future kindergarten student!
Tuesday, February 11 at 6:00 PM – Check in at 5:50.
Park in the back lot and come into the gym to start the class sessions.
Class Baskets for our Starry Night
Deadline is February 15
We will have a drive-by drop off for the next 2 Tuesday am’s 7:00 – 7:30 AM in the back parking lot
Preschool ¾’s – Playtime Basket – Things to play with when you are a preschooler – toys and game
Preschool PreK – Fiesta Basket – Cinco De Mayo anything for families or for adults
Kindergarten – Bird house/ birdseed – Cash to purchase this or items
Grade 1- Coffee & Tea – a variety of these drink items, teapot, coffee mugs, coffee maker
Grade 2 – Lottery Ticket Basket– random tickets to make up a profitable basket
Grade 3 – MN Vikings tailgate gear – items to use for tailgating plus Viking logo items
Grade 4 – Spa/Calming basket – Candles, face masks, spa GC, Subscription to Calm app
Grade 5 – Italian Night – restaurant Gift Certificate. Pasta, sauces, pasta bowls, wine, olive oil, etc
Grade 6 – Play and Stay Golf Outing (Teacher is collecting cash to purchase this item)
Grade 7 – New Prague Trojans Basket – get any items with NP Trojan on it
Grade 8 – Up North Brainerd Resort Weekend (Teacher is collecting cash to purchase this item)
Also wanted: 60 bottles of wine and 40 gift cards of $20-$50 value.
Thank you so very much for participating in this collection.
Aim Higher Tuition Grants are now open for K-8 families. The grant will close on February 18!
Once your child qualifies for this grant, they will get the grant every year until they graduate from grade 8 even if you transfer to another Catholic school.
To apply for this grant, you must apply for financial assistance with TADS. (This is a needs based grant. Do not be afraid to apply. The process is very confidential.)
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.
Spread the word to any family who may be considering registration in our school. Please note – Students who are enrolled in other local schools and are entering middle school will be moving to a new school this year from their local elementary school. A move to St. Wenceslaus for grades 6-8 could be an amazing experience for that student! If you know someone with children this age, please be sure to pass the word about our transfer grant!
Parent Meeting – Please plan to attend!
Join our School Advisory Council on Monday, February 24 at 6:00 in the gym. The council will share all the new developments in our tuition structures and in our plans to support our future. We want to share information and give you a chance to ask questions. This school belongs to all of us so please stay involved and informed.
Family Valentine Weekend Bingo – Open to the Public
Sunday, February 16 – 1:00-3:00 in SWS Gym
For all ages
Great Adult and Children Prizes
Pay $5.00 for 10 games or pay $10 and play 3 cards for 10 games.
Lunch served for $3.
Fish Fry Tickets
Our Annual Fish Fry will take place on March 6th. Every family received tickets to purchase or to sell.
K-8 will – 10 adult tickets
Preschool will get 5 tickets.
New this year – the back of the ticket has an option to cut in half for children meals, however each family must cover the cost for both halves.
Adults are $12 or $14 at the door.
Children ages 5-10 at $6 or $7 at the door.
Children 4 and under are free.
Lunch 11:00-1:00 (students can use tickets for lunch)
Lots of volunteers are needed for this event. Go to this link to sign up:
Volunteers for the Starry NIght in Italy
1. Help decorate, build, paint, and make decorations before the event – March 25,26,27
2. Work the night of the Starry Night event – March 28. Help serve the guests who will be attending.
3. Work on the clean up crew the day after the event – March 29.
Spirit Shirts for Sale
1. Get the Grey with red sleeves SWS spirit shirt
2. or a red with “Property of St. Wenceslaus” on front.
$10 in the office – adult sizes available only
Preschool Registration for Fall 2020 is now in progress
Prekindergarten sessions – 5 spots left
3/4 preschool – 11 spots left
Announcing!!!! – Opening a multi-age summer preschool program for students ages 3-5. Come 1-5 days full or half.
Please click to get the registration form for Summer 2020.
Tues., Feb. 11 – Kindergarten Preview Night – 6:00 PM for all incoming kindergarten students and perspective students
Wed., Feb 12 – School Mass ( Gr. 6 plans)
Auction meeting 6:30-7:30
Thurs., Feb 13 – Student Adoration 8:30-10:30 AM
High school registration for gr. 8 – 5:00
Sun., Feb. 16 – Family Bingo Event 1:00 – 3:00 in gym
Mon., Feb. 17 – No School/Holiday
Tues., Feb 18 – Aim High Grant deadline
Wed., Feb. 19 – School Mass ( Gr. 2 plans)
School Advisory Meeting 7:00 PM
Thurs., Feb. 20 – Late Start 9:00 AM
Pizza with the Padre – 6:00PM
Catholic School development meeting 6:00-7:30 PM
Science fair judging 9:30-11:00
Mon., Feb. 24 Parent Annual Meeting 6:00-7:00 PM
Wed., Feb. 26– Ash Wed. Mass ( Gr. 8 plans)
Thurs., Feb. 27 – School Musical
9:30 school performance
6:00 – musical performance
Fri., Feb. 28 – School Musical
5:30 and 7:30 performances
Sat. Feb 29 – Couples Speaker 9:15-10:15 am
Fri., March 6 – Fish Fry
11:00-1:00 and 4:30 – 7:00
Tues., March 10 – Conferences 3:00-8:00
Thurs., March 12 – Conferences 12:00-8:00/NO School
Fri, March 20 – No School /staff retreat
Sat., March 28 – Starry Night in Italy
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!
The Starry Night in Italy – March 28.
For registration to event
To make a donation for the event
To become an event sponsor
So what are the requirements?
In case you forgot or never knew!
Volunteer Time Required Events – Fish Fry, Starry Night Auction, Golf Tournament or Home/School Board
-Every K-8 family works at least 2 events
-Every preschool family works at least 1 event
-$150 per event buy-out
(Fish Fry, Starry Night Auction, Golf Tournament or Home/School Board)
Required Fundraising Monetary Participation
3. Fish Fry
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 :
Go to 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
Find answers to some of your school questions. Click on the “Parent Handbook” on our school website. Listed under “Current Parents”