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Weekly Office News – January 30, 2023

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update

From the Office of the Principal:

Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;

Catholic schools cannot be beat. Catholic school teachers and students have an advantage to make a personal connection with God and to be on a continuous faith path while at school. At SWS, we can pray. We can pray alone and in groups. We can pray as an entire school together. We can pray at the top of our voices. We can pray silently. We can talk about God day in and day out. We can participate in religion classes and training. We practice our faith with traditions and rituals. We participate in weekly Eucharistic celebrations. We work hard to be virtuous, caring people for others and we influence each other to grow closer to God each day.

Happy Catholic Schools Week!

Kim Doyle
Career Principal of a Catholic School by Choice!

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.


Sweepstakes drawing on Febraury 1

More tickets are available in the school office.
Drawing takes place at the Guest Bingo on Wednesday.

Win a $1000 scholarship for a child  – this week only!
Two lucky winners will be drawn at the end of the week to choose a student who would receive $1,000 scholarships each! Here is the link:

Catholic Schools Week 

Special Guest Mass and BingoPreK-8, February 1
Guests can attend Mass with the K-8 students, then head to the gym for bingo and donuts. Guests go directly to church and the children will come with their teachers and meet you.
Preschool guests can arrive at 9:00 and join for bingo and donuts or you can bring your preschooler to Mass at 8:00, if you choose.

Parent Breakfast for K-8, February 2
Come to the gym between 7:00-7:45 for some oatmeal to start your day.

Rollerskating at Skateville K-8, February 3
All Students ride the bus. Hot dog, chips, and drink for lunch included. Students may bring money for extra food or treats.
Parents are welcome but will need to drive separately and pay upon arrival at the skating rink.

See the detailed flyer for all activities!


Book Fair this week

Scholastic Book Fair will be open until February 1. All students can bring money to school to purchase books this week. 

For the Love of Family

This week’s challenge:

Give each family member a bottle of water with the Scripture and questions attached. Tell families to refrigerate their water and drink a little each day, making it last a week. Ask them to read the verse each time they take a drink. Then during a meal, ask families to discuss these questions: What do you think the “living water” is? How is Jesus like or unlike the pure water in these bottles? Why is water so important to us? Why is Jesus so important to us? How can we use water to remind us of God?


Annual Parent/Stakeholder Meeting – Feb. 6
All are invited and encouraged to attend

Join our School Advisory Council at 6:30 PM on Monday, February 6th in the Gym. We will have a “State of the School ” meeting. The council will go over things that they have been working on and goals for the school moving forward.

Fish Fry Tickets 

The Fish Fry will take place on February 24. The tickets were sent home in the backpacks. Each preschool family has 5 tickets and each K-8 family has 10 tickets.
Children are half price.
Serving lunch and dinner.
Dine in or take out.
Tickets can be used by the students during the lunchtime. 

Extra tickets?
Buy lunch for all of your elderly neighbors.
Bring a family who has little kids.
Find someone who cannot afford to buy a ticket.

School Enrollment
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. 

The best resource to recruit additional students 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.

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.


Needed for the Starry Night.

1. Bottles of Wine (for our wine pull) – all kinds and all prices.

2. Donations:
Events (sporting, theatre, or family focussed)
Places to go (restaurants, amusement)
Places to stay (hotel night, week at the cabin, condo               get-aways)


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.

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.

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:

Click here.


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.

Winners for the “Keeping Christ in Christmas” contest
Grey Scheiffer – 1st
Scarlett Kuehner – 2nd
Rina Prentice – 3rd
Julia  Kallal – 1st
Charlotte Jirik – 2nd
Rachel Wixon – 3rd
Karolyn Knettel – 1st
Isabel Egan – 2nd
Mac Wieskus – 3rd

Toddler Tuesdays
Every Tuesday (On days when school is in session)

8:00 AM -10:00 AM – For Toddlers and their parents

Calendar of Events:

Mon. Jan. 30 – 5/6 Bowling
Tues.,, Jan. 31 – Gr. 5-8 Silent Disco and bowling K and 3

Wed., Feb. 1 – Sweepstakes Drawing
Special guest day  – Mass and Bingo 8:00-10:00
8:00 Mass ( Gr. 6)
Bowling 2 and 4
Thurs., Feb 2 – Parent Breakfast 7:00-7:45 AM
8th grade vs staff volleyball rematch
Bowling – Gr. 1
Fri., Feb. 3 – K-8 Rollerskating
Mon., Feb. 6 – – Gr. 7/8 Ski Trip
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)
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

Thurs., March 2 – Conferences/No School
Fri., March 3 – Conferences/No School
Mon. March 13 – Workshop Day – No School
Thurs. and Fri. – March 9/10 – School Musical – Shrek -(rescheduled to this new date)
Sat., March 25 – Starry Night 5:00 PM
Thurs., March 30 Living Stations 1:00

Click here for the
2022-2023 School Calendar

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