Saints School News
Weekly Office News – March 13, 2023
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of the Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;
This is so important! Our school’s biggest and most significant source of income (besides tuition) comes from our fundraising events. The Starry Night is slated to raise $150,000 (gross). This money goes directly to support the current school budget. If we took this one away or if it failed, then that dollar amount would be passed on to the school families in the form of tuition increases.
We are so thankful for our supporters, donors, school families, parish members, alumni, and even those less connected with SWS who are friends of others or even strangers getting to know us for the first time. We are also very thankful to our core leadership team for this event who have worked endless hours to plan. Many people will be joining in during the next few days to help out as volunteers. Thank you all. We couldn’t have this event without you. Now let’s make it the best ever and continue to join forces as a school community to make sure it is successful.
We are only a few days away from the Starry Night 2023. Let’s make it great! Our beautiful school is worth keep strong. Catholic education is a precious way to educate in faith while also in academics. Our society needs this now more than ever.
“Souls on fire for God!”
Last call for Starry Night attendees!
We have table room for more people to come to our Starry Night. School parents, you are highly encouraged to attend. Please ask a friend or family member to join you and register this week!
(Need a babysitter so you can attend? – call Kim for help finding one of our current or past students)
Starry Night Helpers on March 25 are needed.
We need 6 – 8 more helpers to work at the Starry Night. We need you on Saturday night 4:30 PM – to about 10:00 PM. (shorter times can be arranged if needed)
Click here or contact Kim directly
Starry Night Silent Auction Online Site goes Live
You can see a preview of all items beginning on Sunday, March 19 at noon. Bidding will start on Thursday, March 23 at noon and end on Staurday, March 25 at 9:00 PM (during the event).
Watch for the online link and then share that link with everyone you know so that the school gets lots and lots of people bidding on the silent auction items. This will be free but you will need to add a credit card to view and bid. (Cards will not be charged unless you win the bid)
Only Starry Night attendees will get to bid on the live auction items while they enjoy a wonderful party and dinner.
Boxes of Frozen Fish
We have extra boxes of frozen, breaded Alaskan pollock from the Fish Fry.
Contact Katie in the kitchen to purchase a 10 lb box for $50 (or 5 lbs for $25.)
Green Day on Friday – No uniforms required
We are dressing in Green for St. Patrick’s day.
Students can wear green head bands and green hats.
They may NOT paint their face or dye their hair.
Set up your TADS account for 2023-2024
You need to set up your payment plan for the following school year (2023-24). Watch for an email from TADS instructing you to set this up. We give it to you early so you can spread payments out for a fulll 12 months.
If you have applied to TADS for Financial Assistance, please be patient. You will be notified in early May. If you still are going to apply, please do this by April 15.
Order a school yearbook
Here is a link to order the yearbook. It features all students in preschool through grade 8.
This link has a link to the PDF instructions to place your order. All orders are due on April 3.
Spring break Clubhouse days.
Monday, April 3
Tuesday, April 4
Wednesday, April 5
Closed on Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7
Monday, April 10
Sign up link for these non-school days at Club House.
Volunteer Requirements for all families
Preschool families work at 1 event
K-8 families work at 2 events
Your Tads Accounts will be charged $150 per event if you choose to buy out. Charges will show up on your account before the end of April.
For the Love of Family
This week’s challenge:
Ask family members to each find something at home that needs to be mended. Encourage them to talk about why the items need repair. Then challenge each person to think about a relationship they need to mend and why they need to mend it. Challenge them to go to that person during the week and offer forgiveness, an apology, or whatever’s needed to bring peace to that relationship.
Pot-o-Gold raffle for $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:
Every Tuesday (On days when school is in session)
8:00 AM -10:00 AM – For Toddlers and their parents
Mon. March 13 – Workshop Day – No School
Wed., March 15 – 8:00 School Mass (Kinder plans)
Fri., March 17 – Green Day – No Uniforms
Sun., March 19 – Online preview opens for Starry Night
Wed., March 22 – 8:00 School Mass ( Gr. 4 plans)
Thurs., March 23 – Stations of the Cross 1:00
New Prague Arts and Activities Showcase 6:00-8:00 PM
Sat., March 25 – Starry Night 5:00PM
Wed., March 29 – School Mass (Gr. 1 plans)
Thurs., March 30 – Gr. 2-8 Confessions
Thurs., March 30 _Living Stations 1:00 presented by the 8th graders
Fri., March 31 – Last day before spring break
Spring Break – April 3- April 10
Sun., April 2 – Palm Sunday
Thurs., April 6 – Holy Thursday
Fri., April 7 – Good Friday
Sat., April 8 – Holy Saturday
Sun., April 9 – East Sunday
Mon., April 10 – Easter Monday
Tues., April 11 – School resumes
Wed., April 12 – 8:00 Mass (Gr. 6 plans)
Wed., Arpil 19 – 8:00 Mass (Gr. K plans)
April 24- 28 – Teacher Appreciation Week
Wed., April 26 – 8:00 Mass (Gr. 3 plans)
Wed., May 3 – 8:00 Mass (Gr. 5 plans)
Thurs., May 4
9:00 AM – Living Rosary
10:00 AM and 6:30 PM – Spring Concert
Click here for the
2023-2024 School Calendar
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2022-2023 School Calendar
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St. Wenceslaus Catholic School is a Christ-centered family community committed to the intellectual and spiritual formation of our students. We provide a high-quality academic program that builds leadership and self-confidence while nurturing a loving relationship with God & encouraging service to others.
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