Saints School News
Weekly Office News – January 9, 2023
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of the Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;
January is usually one of the busiest months of the school year. We are bustling with activities and plans. Critical events take place to sustain and grow the school. We need all of our current families, past families, supporters, grandparents, past grandparents, friends of the school, alumni, and parishioners to remain connected and supportive. We absolutely cannot make it without you.
Please join in, volunteer, participate, and persist in being a valuable and active member of our school. Our goal is to keep our school alive and growing as a critical ministry of our Catholic Church and a place of value for every child to grow closer to God through steady faith development. Catholic education is a faith-filled opportunity with a Christ-centered program forming the hearts, souls, and minds of our children so that they may be virtuous leaders of future generations.
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.
Snowman Celebration – This Tuesdays !
This party is exclusively for children in kindergarten and younger.
If possible, try to leave older children at home with one parent or older sibling. If not possible, then that older child must ONLY be with the little one who will get to play games and NOT be running around.
Games are designed and will be run by our SWS 5th and 6th graders.
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.
We are currently seeking the following things for the Starry Night.
1. Bottles of Wine (for our wine pull) – all kinds and all prices.
Events (sporting, theatre, or family focussed)
Places to go (restaurants, amusement)
Places to stay (hotel night, week at the cabin, condo get-aways)
Contact KIm with ideas – email@example.com
Our event chairperson,
Colleen Sullivan – firstname.lastname@example.org
Register to attend the Starry Night in Greece
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 – 21 to 100 (18 yr. olds may come with parents)
You can also donate an item online, donate a cash gift, or become an event sponsor.
We appreciate all who support our school.
Catholic Schools Week Activities to plan ahead for:
Poster of your Family is due this week
Book Fair starts, January 26
Sunday Mass, January 29 – All families!!
Pancake Breakfast, January 29 after Mass
Special Guest Mass and Bingo- PreK-8, February 1
Parent’s come for breakfast, February 2
K-8 Rollerskating trip, February 3
$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.
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.
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.
Club House for January 16
Click here to sign up.
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:
School Accreditation from MNSAA
(Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association)
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. 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.
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.
Every Tuesday (On days when school is in session)
8:00 AM -10:00 AM – For Toddlers and their parents
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
Sun. Jan 22 – 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
Sat., March 25 – Starry Night
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2022-2023 School Calendar
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