Saints School News
School News – January 20, 2020
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,
This week we host our open house for next year’s preschool classes. I am vey proud of our award winning preschool program. Little Saints Preschool has grown in the past few years to include a full time educational program while also offering a service to the parents with our extended care option. Little Saints is a fun place for the little ones to be enrolled for a traditional part-time session or the full week. Our full time sessions for the 4/5 year old children include STEM mornings. The greatest advantage of our program is our Christ-centered base where even these little children learn prayers, sing faith-based songs, and hear the stories of Jesus.
We are holding our registration night on Tuesday, Janaury 21 6:00-7:00 PM. – This week! Parents and children can check out our classrooms and meet our preschool staff. Please share this information with friends, family, and neighbors who may be interested in enrolling. We hope to have everyone signed up by the end of January so that we can form our classes and begin making plans.
Sunday Activities for Catholic Schools Week- January 26
1. Bring a new family with children to tour the school from 9:00-12:30 – YOU WILL GET A PRIZE! You and your new family will both get a prize for walking around the school. Your guest family MUST have school-age children. First, go to the school office to get a “tour bingo board” to complete when you arrive on Sunday morning. Then you will give your guests a tour and complete the bingo board for a prize.
2. Go to Mass on Sunday at 8:30 or 10:30 – Wear a school uniform (Grades K-6) or SWS Spirit Shirt. (Adult size red/grey spirit shirts are for sale for $10 in the office for parents).
3. Attend the pancake breakfast with your family in the church basement. – This is a free will offering – no set charge. The Knights of Columbus will donate 100% of the profit to the school. 8:00-12:30.
4. Attend the school Book Fair in the atrium of the Parish Activity Center (by the gym) 9:00-12:30.
5. Attend the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest in the gym at 1:00.
Catholic Schools Week Special Guest Mass and Bingo
All students can bring any special guest (grandparent, aunt, uncle, neighbor, parent, over 18 sibling, friend of the family) to Mass on Wednesday, January 29 at 8:00 AM. Guests can go directly to the church and the students will meet there after the “school attendance is taken”. Guests take a seat and the students will find guests at church.
Preschoolers can attend too but should come with their special guest.
Everyone will go to the gym after Mass for Bingo and a treat.
Students without guests will join in Bingo with their teachers.
Click here for all of the Catholic School Week Activities – see the flyer.
Preschool Open House and Registration for Fall 2020
6:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday, January 21
Please share the news:
Registration for preschool is now open.
Those who register in January can use their $100 coupon.
– 3 or 5 day program for for PreK 4/5 year old.
– 2 or 5 day program for 3/4 year old.
Extended care is offered before and after classes for 7:00am to 5:30 PM.
All ticket stubs will be due in the office by Tuesday, January 28.
K-8 families have $300 in tickets.
Preschool families have $50 in tickets.
Funds not returned to the office will be billed to tuition accounts, so it is in your best interest to take your chances on the cash winnings!
This is one of our 3 required fundraisers. (1–marathon pledges, 2-sweepstakes tickets, and 3-fish fry tickets)
Kindergarten Preview Night
This event is for those who have enrolled for fall 2020 and for any family who is considering our school for kindergarten.
All school families can help by encouraging others to seek more information and sharing good experiences of your children at SWS!
Remember for every new child who enrolls, all kindergarten families get a discount of $50 in tuition. So far the discount is up to $400 for next fall.
Our kindergarten preview night is on February 11 at 6:00 PM.
Substitute Teacher Training Session
Training is offered for anyone who has a BA/BS degree in any area to substitute teach. The training takes place on February 3 and 4 in St. Paul. You must register ahead of time and attend two full days to obtain a certificate. Please contact Kim for details if interested.
The Starry Night in Italy – March 28.
This is a fun night for adults in our community with dinner, bidding, and lots of fun.
Plan to attend! Guests include preschool – grade 8 parents, friends of parents, teachers, past parents, parishioners, community members, alumni, and friends of all.
This event is open to the public and is appropriate for all adult ages 21 and older. Guests ages 18-21 are welcome to attend with a responsible adult/parent.
Children under 18 are not included.
Click to register for the event
Wanted (for our Starry Night):
1. Corks from wine bottles
2. Donation of bottled wine – all kinds
3. Donations of things for our live and silent auction. Bigger items are wanted for the live auction: examples are tickets to something special, cabins, dinners, parties, sports, timeshares, access to something fun.
Click to donate to the event
We will be looking for workers for the night of the Starry Night event.
If for some reason you cannot come as a guest, please think about coming as a worker. It’s a great way to be involved.
Please contact Kim to be included in volunteering for the Starry Night. (Volunteers must be 18 and older)
Christmas Concert DVD, includes Kindergarten & Grade 1 Nativity
You can get a DVD copy of the school Christmas concert, which also includes the kindergarten and grade 1 nativity production and some still photos of the practices and performances. The footage is taken from the choir loft. Mrs. May, our school technologist, is willing to make copies for anyone who wants one at $5 each. An order form is here, or you can stop by the school office.
Geography Bee Grade Winners
8 – Mary Soderlund and Wyatt Pauly
7 – Bobby Goggins and Cullen Otremba
6 – Elizabeth Smyth and Kyla Klein
5 – Isabel Egan and Maddie Weiers
Mon., Jan 20 – No School/ Workshop Day
Tues., Jan. 21 – Preschool Open House/Registration Night 6:00-7:00 PM
Wed., Jan. 22 – 8:00-School Mass (Gr. 4)
School Advisory Meeting 7:00 PM
Thurs., Jan 23 – Student Adoration 8:30-10:30 AM
Fri., Jan 24 – Book Fair Begins
Catholic Schools Week is Jan. 26 – Feb. 1
(See separate CSW calendar/flyer)
Sun., Jan. 26 – Mass on Sunday- 8:30 or 10:30 at St. Wenceslaus
Pancake Breakfast to benefit the school
Open House in the school building
Book fair in the Lobby of PAC
Mon., Jan. 27 – Ski trip for grades 5 – 8
Tues., Jan 28 – Sweepstakes Tickets due
Wed. Jan. 29 – Special Guest Morning
8:00 Mass with a special guest (Gr. 8 plans)
9:00-10:00 – Special guest Bingo
10:00 – Sweepstakes Drawing
Fri., Jan. 31 – Family Breakfast 7:00-7:45 AM
Tues., Feb. 4 – Home/School Assoc. Meeting at 6:00
Wed., Feb. 5 – School Mass (Gr. 5 plans)
Fri., Feb. 7 – First Friday Adoration – All Day
Tues., Feb. 11 – Kindergarten Preview Night – 6:00 PM for all incoming kindergarten students and perspective students
Wed., Feb 12 – School Mass ( Gr. 6 plans)
Thurs., Feb 13 – Student Adoration 8:30-10:30 AM
Sun., Feb. 16 – Family Bingo Event 1:00 – 3:00 in gym
Mon., Feb. 17 – No School/Holiday
Wed., Feb. 19 – School Mass ( Gr. 2 plans)
School Advisory Meeting 7:00 PM
Thurs., Feb. 20 – Late Start 9:00 AM
Mon., Feb. 24 Parent Annual Meeting 6:00-7:00 PM
Wed., Feb. 26– Ash Wed. Mass ( Gr. 8 plans)
Thurs., Feb. 27 – School Musical
Fri., Feb. 28 – School Musical
Aim Higher Tuition Grants are now open for K-8 families. The grant will close in February 18!
Once your child qualifies for this grant, they will get the grant every year until they graduate from grade 8 even if you transfer to another Catholic school.
To apply for this grant, you must apply for financial assistance with TADS. (This is a needs based grant. Do not be afraid to apply. The process is very confidential.)
The Schulze Early Learning Scholarship is now open for Fall 2020 school year!
For all preschool students going into the 4/5-year-old class – one year away from entering kindergarten.
You must be Middle income to apply!
Click to the application website!
The Starry Night in Italy – March 28.
For registration to event
To make a donation for the event
To become an event sponsor
Volunteers: Keep your Virtus Accounts Current!
Go onto your account to check for updates. Things are constantly changing and you need to keep up in order to volunteer at SWS. Thanks.
New volunteers :
Go to Virtus.org
Set up an account
Sign up for a mandatory class session
Fill out a background check
Sign a Code of Conduct
Watch any required movies
Answer all questions
Find answers to some of your school questions. Click on the “Parent Handbook” on our school website. Listed under “Current Parents”