Saints School News
Weekly Office News – December 19, 2022
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of the Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;
“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). Mt 1:23
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone. We hope that the next few weeks are filled with family and friends who share the Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Tuesday K-8 Concert
We will have two performances on Tuesday.
1:00 PM and 6:30 PM.
The 1:00 show is perfect for the grandparents and other relatives who may not want to drive in the evening.
For the 6:30 show – All students must meet their teachers at 6:00 PM in their classrooms to get lined up appropriately. (Except for a few piano students who will meet in the church at 5:45)
Here are a few school rules:
1. Relatives may NOT take kids out of school after the 1:00 show unless the parents have given the office direct permission and they come to the office to check out.
2. K-8 students must meet their teacher in their classroom not in the church at 6:00 PM. Then after the concert, parents must come into the school to pick up each child at their classroom.
3. Benches/pews cannot be saved ahead of time with coats and other items. To save a bench, you must be sitting in the bench.
Note***** The first 3 benches on each side are reserved for the winners of the Starry Night bidding.
4. Do not block other people’s view with cameras or small children that you let stand on the bench to be higher and see.
5. Keep all aisles free of cameras and people. Small children must be in the bench. We will be using all aisles.
6. Sit back and enjoy the show!
Wed. Dec. 21 – PreK Christmas program 10:30 AM In the church
Thurs., Dec. 22 – 3/4 preschool Christmas program 10:30 AM in the church
Wed. Dec. 21 – 1:00 in the church
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:
Challenge families to choose one weekday to begin their morning with Jesus—before they do anything else. Encourage families to pray together or do one thing that honors Jesus. Encourage them to talk about the difference between the days they begin with Jesus and the days they don’t.
Dashing through December Fun for Students and Staff
We are getting ready for our Starry Night Auction/Gala Event. We need all families ( Preschool to grade 8) to consider a way to help.
This fundraiser needs to bring in $75.000 to our school budget for the current school year. We also have a special Fund-a-need which will bring in extra funds to support a special school project.
Here is how to help
1. Donate to the class basket themes (list attached)
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Starry Night Donation Form
Click here to get form
Club House during our Christmas Break
Club House will be open for only 3 days during our Christmas Break. These days are Dec. 27, 28, and 29.
We will be closed for the rest of the break days to let our staff have some needed time off for their own families.
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 from November 1 to February 22.
Click here for more details.
PreK Early Learning Scholarship
The application is open from November 1 and remains open until the money runs out.
It takes only a few minutes to complete. Most families receive between $500 to $1500 for preschool tuition.
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
Mon., Dec. 19 – Advent prayer
Tues., Dec. 20 – School Christmas Concert 1:00 and 6:30 for K-8 students
Wed. Dec. 21 – 8:00 School Mass ( Gr. 8 plans)
PreK Christmas program 10:30 AM
Kindergarten Nativity play 1:00 PM
Thurs., Dec. 22 – 3/4 preschool Christmas program 10:30 AM.
PJ day for the K-8 students and staff
Christmas Break – December 23 – January 2
Club House open on Dec 27, 28, 29 only
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 – 8:000 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
Wed., Jan. 25 – 8:00 Mass (Kindergarten)
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
Click here for the
2022-2023 School Calendar
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