Saints School News
School News – January 25, 2021
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,
We have been lucky to have our school open for the school year’s duration (thus far). We can carry out our regular faith-based curriculum keeping our academics on track. This is a fantastic feat during the pandemic. Our NWEA results can attest to our growth and outstanding achievement at the year’s mid-point.
I am thankful for our professional staff who work toward educational goals, planning around the interruption of the safety protocols. I am grateful for the awareness, vigilance, and cooperation of the parents who keep children home when ill so that germs do not spread to our teachers and the other students. I am also thankful to the people who have given extra donations that have helped keep us afloat with all of the pandemic’s additional expenses while also supporting our normal operational budget.
I am very proud of our school community and thank GOD every day for the blessings that He has given this year to SWS.
We are now at the time of the year where we need to think ahead to next fall. We are setting in place our classes and staffing and making decisions to move forward. It is critical that we keep our programs going strong, our enrollment up, and stay positive. I ask you to continue to support our school and to help us in the best ways that you can. We appreciate you!
Kim Doyle, Principal
Pray Often, Work Hard, Trust God!
Aim Higher Foundation Tuition Scholarships for K-8
2021-2022 School Year!
February 20 deadline
This is a needs-based scholarship program. Families apply through TADS by filling out the TADS application and then clicking on the scholarship button for the Aim Higher Foundation.
Click here for more information.
A Starry Night
SWS Annual Event
March 20, 2021
Gift of a cabin week or sunny condo
Sporting event or any other fun event
Gift cards (we need lots of them)
Item deadline- March 1
Online cash and item donations, become a sponsor, or register for the event.
We need help from all of our families, friends, and supporters!
Our Starry Night will be virtual this year.
Registration is free to the event.
We need lots of event sponsors, cash donations, items for bidding, and events to bid on.
We need an unlimited amount of gift cards to local and Minnesota establishments.
Please help us find good donations!
Thank you for helping to make “A Starry Night 2021” successful.
No School for K-8 on January 29
Club House Open – 7:00-5:30
Preschool Opne as Usual – 7:00-5:30
This is a planning day for the K-8 teachers
Socks and Underwear wanted
We are collecting new/sealed bags for the homeless.
Child or Adult sizes
Male or Female
We have a speaker on Feb. 4 who will take our donation to the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul
Summer Preschool and Summer Club House
(preschool and grades K-5)
Preschool – Mixed class of 3-5 year old children. Open 7:00-5:00 with academics 9:00-3:00 (same as school year)
Club House – Open for Kindergarten – Grade 5, 7:00-5:30
Registration forms are now availalbe.
School Sweepstakes Raffle
1 more week
Drawing will be: Catholic Schools Week – February 3.
This is one of our three required fundraisers.
(Marathon, Sweepstakes, Fish Fry)
Fall 2021 Classes
Paperwork is now due for preschool enrollment for fall.
We have openings in all sessions at this point.
Be sure to pass along the Schulze Family Foundation Scholarship opportunity. The are now taking applications.
(download registration form)
Pot-O-Gold Tickets are now being sold.
Here is your chance to win $20,000 in cash!
Tickets are $100 each and only 650 will be sold.
Drawing will be at our summer golf event on June 11.
1 = $20,000
4 = $1000
2 = $500
Total of $25,000 cash prizes
We appreciate if each family would consider buying 1 ticket! Send a check in and we will send your stub home.
Can you help sell 3-5 tickets? We will not send blank tickets home with the children.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrage to pick up tickets.
Parenting Session with Dr. Jules
Take advantage of the free group counseling webinars brought to you by CSCOE (Catholic School Center of Excellence).
The next session – January 28.
NWEA Test Results and Report Cards
Watch for these reports to come in the mail within the next week for our K-8 students. This is a great mid-week check point for our students.
Nationally – Reports show that many kids are 6 months to 1 year behind in their academic growth due to Covid. SWS kids are right on track and comparable in their growth levels to other years.
Catholic School Week Plan – Click here
January 31 – February 5.
We have a super fun week planned.
Please see the schedule to plan ahead for the dress-up days.
We are also doing a collection of brand new sealed packages of socks and underwear for the homeless.
Book Fair to take place virtually this year – February 1
Our usual Catholic Schools Week book fair will take place virtually this year. The goal is to seel books so that every child get a new zest and energy for reading and to raise a few bucks to help keep new books in the library.
Here is a link for a tutorial on browsing and buying in the online book fair for the parents.
We will send you a link to the Book Fair on Feb. 1 and then you can make a purchase.
Fish Fry – delayed until April 30
Reminder for Fundraising and Volunteering
Required fundraisers for families (3 required):
Marathon, Sweepstakes, Fish Fry
Required volunteer activities (2 shifts or 2 events required):
Fish fry, Starry Night event, Golf tournament
All other fundraisers are necessary but not required. We appreciate all participation and hope most join in.
All other volunteer activities are greatly appreciated. This year those opportunities are very limited.
Registration for Kindergarten Families
Now – Open to the public!
1. For every kindergarten student who registers from this point until June 1 – all kindergarten tuition gets lowered by $50 for every kindergarten family upto 28 students.
Click for registration form
2. Kindergarten students who are registered by January 31, 2021, and stay enrolled in fall 2021 will receive an additional $150 tuition credit from a CSCOE (Catholic School Center of Excellence) grant! – This is a firm deadline so don’t miss it.
Kindergarten Preview Night
6:00 PM Sharp!- February 9
Come to the gym and from there we will divide you into small groups and move you into the classrooms with our teachers!
For all future kindergarten kids and their parents who are registered for our 2021 fall kindergarten class.
Due to covid – we ask you to leave siblings home on this night. We would like small groups of only the kindergarten aged children and 1or 2 parents.
It is going to be a fun night! Come by RSVP only!
email@example.com or call 952-758-3133
Registration for Preschool 2021
We are accepting registration for preschool for fall 2021.
Little Saints Preschool – Click here for forms.
Please help us by passing this form on to family and friends who might be interested in our preschool program.
Preschool 2021-2022 Early learning Scholarship
All students going into the prekindergarten and one year away from kindergarten may qualify for this program.
Get a preschool scholarship $500 to $3000!
Spread the word! This is open to everyone who is “middle income”. Students likely to enroll in our SWS kindergarten the following year are given highest priority for getting this award.
Click here to get more information and the application link.
Enrollment for students in Grades 1-8 for next fall.
We will have an automatic re-enrollment again this year.
This is great for you because you do not need to fill out any paperwork now. It is necessary for us so that we can make sound financial decisions and staffing plans.
The registration fee is required and will be automatically charged to your TADS account on March 1st. Registration fees are $50 per student.
We will assume your child/ren is/are returning to SWS in the fall unless you make arrangements directly with Kim Doyle. Please contact KIm before March 1 to workout any details. firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed., Jan 27 – Mass (gr. 4b plans)
School Advisory Council Meeting 6:30 PM
Fri., Jan. 29 – NO K-8 classes – Preschool and Club House are open
Sun., Jan 31 – Catholic Schools Week begins
Mass at St. Wenceslaus 8:30 or 10:30.
Mon., Feb.1 – School Bookfair begins (virtually)
Book Character Day, Bowling for Gr. 2
Tues., Feb. 2 – Sweepstakes Tickets are due
Fashion disaster Day, Bowling for kindergarten
Divine Mercy Chaplet 1:40.
Wed. Feb. 3 – Sweepstakes Winners Pulled!
Wed. Feb. 3 – School Mass (Gr. 3)
Dress up day, Bowling for Gr. 1
Thurs., Feb 4 – Sports day, Homeless donation and speaker 1:40, Bowling for Gr. 3 and 4
Fri., Feb. 5 -PJ day, Bowling for Gr. 5-8
Tues., Feb. 9 – Kindergarten Preview Night- 6:00 PM
Wed. Feb. 10 – School Mass (Gr. 7)
Mon. Feb. 15 – President Day Holiday – School Closed
Wed., Feb. 17 – Ash Wed. Mass ( Gr. 8)
Wed. Feb. 24 – School Mass (Gr. 2)
Mark your calendar:
Sat., March 20 – A Starry Night!
Fri., April 30 – Fish Fry (rescheduled)
Saints Return 2020
Contains all Covid related plans.
Go to swsaints.org
Amazon Smile Program
Sign up. Name St. Wenceslaus Catholic School (make sure it is our school in Minnesota because there are also schools by the same name in other states) Our school receives 0.5% back on all purchases. It might not seem like a lot, but it all adds up over time.Go to this link to register.
Coborns More Reward Points
Here is such an easy way for you to contribute to the school. Coborns give away $150,000 each year to schools. The money is divided between all schools that have members with points. It is so easy to sign up. Then we get the rewards each time you shop and SWS gets a donation.
1. Go to: moreRewards.com
2. Create an account
3. Proceed to login
4. Goto: manage my membership
5. Choose school reward
6. Select: St. Wenceslaus Catholic School