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Weekly Office News – February 6, 2023

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update

From the Office of the Principal:

Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;

This month and next, we will focus on our school’s sustainability. Two facets of this are critical in keeping our school moving forward in a positive direction.

The first facet is vital to many parts of our growth and sustainability. That is enrollment. We need to keep our registration steady and pick up a few kids in some lower-number classrooms. This is a simple formula. Keep enrollment steady, and we can keep our outstanding teachers in place. That is a key ingredient here at SWS.

We had our preschool open house in January. The number of registered kids will determine how many sessions we will offer and what those sessions will be. This week is our kindergarten preview night. We want this to be a success, and we need everyone to reach out to people who may have yet to consider SWS for their families. Finally, we hope that our other grade-level families will see our school’s benefits and stay with us. There will be a March 1 deadline on all of these things, and then we will determine if we grow, stay the same, or need to pinch pennies for the next 2023-24 school year.

The second important piece to the school’s sustainability is that we host successful fundraisers. Nearly 20 % of the school’s budget is required for fundraising efforts. As the first two to meet budgetary requirements, we had a great marathon and successful sweepstakes. We have several coming up that need your help. The biggest one is the Starry Night, in which we hope to net more than $100,000. That money does not come pouring in without much hard work and generosity. Please help make this happen. The other required ones are the fish fry and the spring golf tournament. All of them are important. And people have told us that they have fun volunteering and participating in these.

Each child can experience God in our school and each other. Let’s not take that likely. So let’s all work together to give it our best response to keep our Catholic school mission and ministry the best it can be.

“Souls on Fire for God”

Kim Doyle

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.


Annual Parent/Stakeholder Meeting – Tonight!
Feb. 6. –
All are invited and encouraged to attend for this short presentation.

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.

School Enrollment
Please reach out to your friends, relatives, and neighbors. Invite them to consider our school in 2023. You are our best form of spreading the word.

Accepting preschool applicants for all sessions.
Accepting Kindergarten applicants.
Accepting students in grades 1-8.

Reminder – if you currently have a student who is heading to grades 1-8 next fall, we do an automatic re-enrollment on March 1.  To secure our staff within our budget,  we must add the $50 registration fee to your TADS account on March 1.  If for any reason your student will not be attending SWS in the fall, please email Kim Doyle directly. Registration fees are not refundable.

Aim Higher Grants

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.


Sweepstakes Drawing has concluded
Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets and participated in this drawing.  All of the winners have been notified.  We appreciate everyone for supporting the school. The winners were pulled at our special guest bingo event on February 1.

Fish Fry Tickets 

The Fish Fry will take place on February 24. 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.

Volunteer for the fish Fry

Click here

Donations 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 and 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
(18-20 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.

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.


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?


PreK Early Learning Scholarship
The foundation is no longer accepting applications. They had so many families with PreK students apply from all over the Archdiocese. They will process only the ones that have already been sent.

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., 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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