Saints School News
School News – March 23, 2020
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,
Well, the first week of our online distance learning went relatively well. I am so proud of our teachers who were able to jump right into the alternative learning process. I could not be more pleased with the parents of our school community who are showing such great strength and gratitude. I have not be able to see any of our children, but I know that the teachers have been in touch with them through a number of resources and have reported happy children thus far.
Our staff has had numerous face to face online conferences using our technology. It is unusual to have meetings while we are eating our breakfast, but this is our new way. Our staff will continue to plan together and to meet as often as we need to but certainly on our regular weekly times. These meetings will produce changes and adjustments to what we thought would work and not work while we continue to make our programs better.
I think it is safe to say that none of us love this arrangement but there is no other choice as we fight for our lives and the lives of others in our community. But even with that, there have been many demonstrations of love, kindness and generosity. Please keep praying for God’s blessings for all of our school families, stff, supporters, and friends. Please pray for our school too as we go through this time of change and uncertainty.
Please join us for our online Starry Night in Italy Event.
Anyone can join in our bidding. All you have to do is log in! Go to: https://sws2020.ggo.bid
The bidding will take place all week and close next Saturday evening.
Section closing times on Saturday, March 28
9:00 PM – sections: 100, 200, 300, 400
9:30 PM – sections: 500, 600, 700, 800
10:00 PM – sections: 900, 1000, 1100, group, live, mystery box, and mystery wine pull
The Golden Ticket will be pulled with video on March 29 and announced.
We are planning on having a drive-by pick up of your winning items: Just open your car trunk and we will set your winnings inside. (Church parking lot)
Sunday, March 29 – 12:00-3:00 PM and
Monday, March 30, 4:00-8:00 PM
(If for some reason this would change due to the Covid-19 – we will keep your purchased items locked up and safe and distribute them at a later date or by mail.)
We appreciate any and all support during this time as this event is needed for the future health of our school.
Thanks so much to our Auction Committee
A very special thanks to everyone who spent the past year planning for the biggest fundraiser of our school year. You are appreciated even more this year than others due to the preparations that took place early and the change that required so much flexibility and adjustments in the end when we took it online!
May God bless each of you for your amazing commitment and willingness to make this work for the sake of the school’s future.
Yearbook orders are due- Deadline is April 2
$22 for a year book. You must order on line this year.
Go to :
Enter our school code 083226
You may need to register for an account before ordering.
Click here for more instructions:
The Pope Francis and Archbishop Hebda asked that we sit down each day and pray the Rosary at 3:00 PM.
Please join in the efforts. If not the Rosary or you are not Catholic, please choose another form of prayer and meditation.
Father Eugene is requesting that students watch school Mass on Wednesdays at 8:00 which will count as their religion assignment for the day. It will be live-streamed on the parish website: https://npcatholic.org/
The daily and Sunday Mass can also be viewed by this site. 8:00 am each weekday and 4:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 AM.
The Rosary will be said at 7:30 am live-streamed each day and 1/2 hour before weekend Mass.
The church will be open on weekdays from 12:00-4:00 for personal quiet prayer.
Confessions will be from 12:00 noon to 2:00 each weekday.
Go to the parish website at https://npcatholic.org/ to see all of the messages and opportunities for prayer.
• Stay Home
• Stay away from other people
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
• Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve –not in your hands
• Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
Comcast is creating options for more wireless and data access for subscribers and non-subscribers, including free wifi hotspots nationwide for all and unlimited data for their subscribers. https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19
To make our paperwork process less cumbersome, we will be doing an automatic re-enrollment for the next school year. You will receive a registration fee charged to your TADS account of $50 per child on March 15. – delayed until April 15.
Preschool Registration for Fall 2020
Prekindergarten sessions – 2 spots left
3/4 preschool – 10 spots left
Multi-age summer preschool program for students ages 3-5. Come 1-5 days full or half.
Please click to get the registration form for Summer 2020.
The school office will be closed for the next few weeks. If you need to contact us please send an e-mail. We will be holding office hours at home.
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!
Announcing our New Family / Transfer Grant
$1000 grant is available for any student who enrolls at SWS in grades 1-8 for the 2020-2021 school year.