Saints School News

School News – February 3, 2020

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update

From the Office of Principal:

Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,

Last week we had a wonderful celebration of our school with Catholic Schools Week.  There are 6289 Catholic schools that celebrated with us throughout the United States. We are not alone and we are not small in this country. With the average cost to educate a public school student being $11,841 our large number of Catholic schools do a great service to the country by saving the government $21 billion dollars each year. Think about how this would look if we did not exist!

These are the statistics from the National Catholic Education Association located in Washington DC. Statistics also show that children who attend Catholic schools are twice as likely to go on to college. We are proud to work so closely with families and provide children with a very unique education that provides faith development along with academics. Our Catholic schools are tried and true. They have been tested over and over for hundreds of years. Faith education along with academics produces wonderful people for our world. SWS, like all other Catholic schools, have reasons to celebrate. Thank you for believing in our school!


Kindergarten Preview Night
This event is for those who have enrolled for 2020-21 and for any family who is considering our school for kindergarten. Bring your future kindergarten student!

February 11 at 6:00 PM
Check in by the Gym (park in the back lot)

Class Baskets for our Starry Night
Please offer a donation to the Starry Night based on these themes for each of your children’s classes.

Deadline is February 15 but the sooner we can get the items the better!

Thank you so very much for participating in this collection.

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)

Spirit Shirts for Sale
1. Get the Grey with red sleeves  WS 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

Summer 2020
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.

 Fish Fry Tickets
Our Annual Fish Fry will take place on March 6th. Every family will be getting tickets to purchase or to sell.
K-8 will get 10 adult tickets and 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.
Tickets are coming home in backpacks on Monday!

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.

Meal times:
Lunch 11:00-1:00 (students can use tickets for lunch)
Dinner 4:30-7:00

Lots of volunteers are needed for this event. Go to this link to sign up:


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!

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.

Sweepstakes Winners
Donna Schumacher               Shelly Tuma    
Rob and Laura Bruner           Leanne Gieseke
Kelly Moeding                        Tyler and Katie Yearby
Troy Pint                                  Richard Langfield

The Starry Night in Italy 

Registrations and donations can be made on line

Wanted for our Starry Night:
1. Corks from wine bottles
2.  Need 60 unopened bottles wine – all kinds
Please bring to the office and do not send with the children on the bus.

Click to donate other items to the event

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.

Contact for more information.

Sign up to volunteer:


Report Cards / NWEA Test Results / ACT Test Results
These were sent in the mail last week:
1. Reports cards K-8 (K-4 we use standards based rubrics to view growth of children – rubric will be sent in back pack)
2. Winter NWEA testing results K-8 – this is a midway point check to see how well studetns are progressing toward their growth goal.
3. ACT test results for Grade 8 only. (This test looks ahead to success in high school)

So what are the requirements?
In case you forgot or never knew!

Volunteer Time
**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 Participation
1. Marathon
2. Sweepstakes
3. Fish Fry

Book Fair Finals
I would like to thank everyone for supporting our school book fair!  We were able to buy 2 books from donations and get 10 books from Scholastic.  We also received over $600.00 in cash profits to buy new books for the library.  Thank you all again!!
God bless you,
Mrs. Stavos


Tues., Feb. 4 – Home/School Assoc. Meeting at 6:00
Wed., Feb. 5
– School Mass (Gr. 5 plans)
Fri., Feb. 7
– First Friday Adoration – All Day
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)
Thurs., Feb 13
– Student Adoration 8:30-10:30 AM
Sun., Feb. 16
– Family Bingo Event 1:00 – 3:00 in gym
Mon., Feb. 17
– No School/Holiday
Soup Supper
Wed., Feb. 19
– School Mass ( Gr. 2 plans)
School Advisory Meeting 7:00 PM
Science Fair
Thurs., Feb. 20
– Late Start 9:00 AM
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
Fri., Feb.
8 – School Musical

Aim Higher Tuition Grants are now open for K-8 families. The grant will close in 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.)

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.
Click Here

For registration to event
To make a donation for the event
To become an event sponsor


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
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”