Saints School News
Weekly Office News – January 2, 2023
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of the Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;
Happy New Year! We have many important things to accomplish in 2023 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic School.
Goal 1. Our enrollment numbers are key to sustaining and growing our school programs. Gaining a few new students each year benefits all families and staff members. Having our kindergarten and preschool classes filled are critical to sustaining our numbers. Enrollment time is coming in January and February for families. We will host several open house/registration events. We have been contacting potential families in a variety of ways. The best resource to recruit additional students, however, is the testimony and the invitation from you, a current school family or supporter. Please reach out to your friends, relatives, and neighbors. Invite them to consider our school in 2023.
Goal 2. School accreditation is a continuous process that helps our school focus on improvement. The school sets a seven-year improvement plan. During the 6th and 7th year of the plan the school does a full comprehensive study and sets future goals. The accreditation process also requires a review by the accreditation association to give an outside view and review to support the school’s future plans. Our association is called MNSAA (Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association). You will be hearing more about this during the entire 2023 as we are now in the 6th year of the process. Our visit by MNSAA will take place in spring of 2024. Watch for more about this throughout the year.
The outcome of these two large endeavours will direct our future. We pray for a successful 2023.
Matthew 22:37 – And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
From the School Advisory Council
We know that families are busy and sometimes it helps to have new ideas to incorporate more of the faith into your family life.
For the Love of Family
This week’s challenge:
Play a seek-and-find game during the week. The objective is to find as many crosses hidden in everyday life as possible. Think telephone poles, signposts, seams on a basketball, and tons more. The goal is to make the game a habit, so families are continuously looking for crosses—and constantly reminded of Jesus. Remind families to share their findings at dinner each evening.
Club House for January 16
Click here to sign up.
PreK Early Learning Scholarship
– for kids going into the PreK Program
It takes only a few minutes to complete. Most families receive between $500 to $1500 for preschool tuition.
Click here for more details.
Here is how to help
1. Donate to the class basket themes (list is below)
2. Join the planning committee
3. Join a smaller task committee
4. Attend the event and bring your friends
5. Help find donors – item, experiences, sponsors
6. Help find cabins, condos and places for people to stay
Contact KIm with ideas or
Talk to our event chairperson, Colleen Sullivan – email@example.com
Starry Night Website
Click here to go to the website to register to attend the event. Invite your friends to attend with you or sign up alone. This event is for adults of all ages.
You can also donate an item online, donate a cash gift, or become an event sponsor.
We appreciate all who support our school.
Final call for your class basket items! Please complete your purchases for the class basket themes.
Next Step – we need to collect larger donations for the silent auction table and a few great items for our live auction. Starry Night Auction item and Cash Donation Form, Click here.
Class Basket themes
Preschool – Rainy Day, Dinosaurs, or Unicorns
Kindergarten – Move and Grove, Things that go
Grade 1 – DYI, Jewelry Making
Grade 2 – Lego City, Lego Friends
Grade 3 – Budding Artist, Star Wars
Grade 4 – Science/STEM
Grade 5 – Sports
Grade 6 – Glam, Gaming
Grade 7 – Shop Local Gift Cards
Grade 8 – Trojan Gear
Items can be purchased at any retailer or use the Amazon link to make a cash donation or purchase and send the item directly to the school.
Sweepstakes and Pot-o-Gold
$300 worth ($100 for preschool) of tickets to sell.
Drawing on February 1.
More tickets are available in the school office.
Pot-o-Gold is a raffle for our $20,000 prize.
Each family was given one $100 ticket
Drawing on June 9.
We have 650 to sell in total. We need people to try selling more to meet our goal.
Call or stop in at the school office.
$300 + $100 = $400 per family to turn in
Aim Higher Grants
Applications for the Aim Higher Grant opens tomorrow, on November 1st. Families with financial need can apply for a $1000 tuition grant for the 23-24 school year.
The application is open until February 22.
Click here for more details.
Virtus Account Set-up
To volunteer in school, each person must complete the Virtus Child Safety Program.
Here is a link with instructions on how to get this completed:
Every Tuesday (On days when school is in session)
8:00 AM -10:00 AM – For Toddlers and their parents
Tues., Jan. 3 – School Resumes
Wed., Jan. 4 – 8:00 Mass ( Gr. 5)
Fri., Jan. 6 – Student Adoration choice 9:00-1100 in the chapel.
Tues., Jan. 10 – Snowman Celebration 6:00-7:30PM
Wed., Jan. 11 – 8:00 Mass ( Gr. 1)
Fri., Jan. 13 – End of 1st Semester
Mon., Jan. 16 – No School/Staff Workshop Day
Tues., Jan. 17 – Preschool Registration and Open House 5:30-7:00PM
Wed., Jan. 18 – 8:00 Mass (Gr. 4)
Wed. Jan. 18 – Fri., Jan. 20 – Grades 5 and 6 to Long Lake
Fri. Jan 20 – March for Life at State Capital with prayer at the Cathedral.
Tues., Jan 24 – NWEA winter testing
Wed., Jan. 25 – 8:00 Mass (Kindergarten)
NWEA winter testing
Thurs. Jan 26- Tues. Jan. 31 – School Book Fair.
Sun. Jan. 29 – Catholic School Week Begins
All families to Sunday Mass and Pancake Breakfast and Book Fair
Mon. Jan. 30 – Gr. 7/8 Ski Trip
Wed., Feb. 1 – Sweepstakes Drawing
Special guest day – Mass and Bingo
8:00 Mass ( Gr. 6)
Mon., Feb. 6 – Annual Parent Meeting 6:30 PM
Wed., Feb. 8 – 8:00 Mass ( Gr. 3 plans)
Thurs., Feb 9 – Kindergarten Preview Night
Wed. – Feb 15 – 8:00 Mass (Kindergarten plans)
Thurs. and Fri. – Feb 16/17 – School Musical – Shrek
Mon., Feb. 20 – Presidents day – No School and No Club House
Wed., Feb 22 – 8:00 Ash Wed. Mass (Gr. 7 plans)
Last Day to apply for Aim Higher Scholarship
Fri., Feb 24 – Fish Fry
Click here for the
2022-2023 School Calendar
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