Saints School News

School News – June 2019 Wrap up

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Weekly Office Update

From the Office of Principal
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,

We hope that all of you are having a great summer thus far. Time goes by quickly during the summer months and I am sure that all of you look forward to this change of pace from the routine of the school year. 

Our staff also has a change of pace. Although not in the SWS building, we see teachers attending workshops and conferences in order to acquire new skills or refresh their commitment to education, to our school, and most importantly to our students who will come back to us in August.

The end of June officially ends our school fiscal year. Below will give you a few tidbits as we wrap things up!

Golf Tournament Success
Thanks to everyone who participated in the school golf tournament last week. To all of the people on the planning committee, you did a great job and we are thankful. We are so appreciative of everyone who attended, donated, sponsored, or supported this event in any way. We had more golfers and more sponsors than in the past. (Numbers are still being calculated but we are sure we made our goal.)

Lucky POT-O-GOLD Winners!
$20,000 Winner…………Roger Reak
$2,000 Winner…………..Scott Bauer
$1,000 Winner…………..Josh Bluhm
$1,000 Winner…………..Eric & Maureen Simon
$500 Winner……………..Matt Duff
$500 Winner……………..Louis Katz

Thanks to everyone who helped sell these tickets and to all who purchased a ticket. A special thanks to the core committee who worked very hard to sell.

Maybe you can be a winner next year!  We hope every family might be able to sell 2-3 tickets next year so that we are all helping out with this awesome school drawing.

We say good-bye to the following staff members
Each year we have movement within our school as staff members move in and out of positions. We thank the following staff members and wish them all the best in the future!

Dawn Biren in now the new principal at St. John’s in Vermillion. We wish Mrs. Biren much luck and success in her new challenge.

Jennifer Rosen is retiring from full time teaching after 41 years, 21 of those being a teacher at SWS. Mrs. Rosen looks forward to spending more time with her family. Mrs. Rosen was a treasure to our school and hope she enjoys the next chapter of her life.

Jolene Busch will be moving to Tri-City United School in Montgomery where she will be a middle school teacher. Mrs. Busch will be missed in our preschool and throughout the K-8 program. She was always a bright cheerful light in our school and we wish her the best.

Lisa Langfield will no longer be our Club House Director but we will continue to see her in our classrooms as a substitute teacher.

Leah Zvanovec will no longer be teaching art classes but will be focusing more on marketing efforts within our school.

Interviews are currently taking place for our open positions. We have great applicants and we hope to have our new staff members in place by mid-July.

Positions open (please pass on to possible applicants):
Grade 3 – 1 full time teacher
Preschool – 1 full time teacher with extended care, 1 part time teacher and 1 part-time aide (The extra positions are due to preschool expansion and program growth)
Club House – 1 part-time director position
Art teacher –  1 part-time teacher

Fundraising Wrap up
Thank you so very much for all of your support and participation in our events. Each and every person makes a very big difference in the fundraising success of our school.  These events sustain our school and are critical. We are so appreciative!

You did great! Congratulations to you for this success!

Here is a brief outlook on our profits!

Marathon                     42,412
Sweepstakes                22,114
Auction                         54,967
Fish Fry                           8,042
Pot O Gold                   39,500
Golf Tournament        20,000 expected



Back to School Events

Mark your calendar for these activities to take place in July and August.  These are fun get-togethers for parents and students to meet with each other and with teachers. Look for your child’s upcoming grade.

Mon., July 15Preschool Lemonade Stand on the playground. 6:00-7:00PM Come and play, meet teachers, and have some delicious lemonade. (in case of rain -we will be in the gym)

Tues., July 30Grade 1
Tinker Time in PAC Atrium 6:00-7:00PM.

Wed., July 31Grade 2 Popcicle and Playground time 6:00-7:00PM.

Tues., Aug 6Grade 7/8 gathering – come and see what we do! Meet on the playground at 6:00PM.

Tues., Aug. 13Grades 3/4 Ice Cream and playground time. 6:00-7:00PM

Thurs., Aug 15
Preschool and Kindergarten “Welcome to School Carnival” in Parish Activity Center. Enter building by the gym. – 6:00-7:00PM

Sun., Aug 18Grades 5/6
Build a Sundae on Sunday on the playground.

Tues., Aug 20 – All School Back to School Night
Preschool to Grade 8
6:00 PM in the gym.
See your teacher and your new classroom!

Preschool Families——The Schulze Early Learning Scholarship is open to students entering the 4/5-year-old preK class next fall  – one year away from entering kindergarten.

If you are considering sending your child to SWS for kindergarten you now qualify for this grant up to $3000!

You must be Middle income to apply! Low income people should apply for Financial Aid with TADS. High income people might not qualify.

Thank You, Fr. Kevin Clinton

This month we say good-bye to our pastor, Fr. Kevin. We wish him much joy in his years of retirement.  He has worked very hard in his life with endless hours of time serving people in their happy moments and in their sad situations. He has done an amazing job with our parish and with our school in his years with us. He deserves a wonderful retirement and change of pace. We will miss him at SWS!

Something fun to do this summer!
She definitely is a beauty and she is also our kindergarten teacher! Come and see Ms. Lisa Schneider play the part of Belle in Generations Theater, Beauty and The Beast. Mrs. Katherine Gorr is the musical director and Mrs. Gallagher will be on the keyboard. We also have talented students from our school in the play: Elle Neiderhiser, Millie Moser, Gardner Gorr, Blakely Gregor and Gabe Pumper.
Watch for more information around New Prague for this play beginning on July 19.