Saints School News
School News – March 9, 2020
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,
THANK YOU FISH FRY VOLUNTEERS!
YOU ARE SO AWESOME!
It was a wonderful night and it could not have been possible without the many people who physically were there, running to feed more than 1300 people. The Fish Fry Committee was fantastic, the other adult helpers jumped right in, and the student helpers made it truly a fun school event. One thing we know for sure – you all worked so hard for the school. We are thankful.
March Conferences this week
March 10 – 3:00 – 5:00 and 6:00 – 8:00
March 12 – 12:00 – 5:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 – no school for the students on this day.
Here is the link:
COVID-19 Preparation (Coronavirus)
While the risk is still low, all schools are preparing for the COVID-19 Virus. SWS falls under the directives of the New Prague Area School’s Health Department standards and the MN Dept. of Health. You can read more about this virus at CDC.gov.
A. Here at SWS, we are following these practices as outlined by the Department of Health:
The most important thing that individuals can do is to practice common sense prevention measures.
• 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
• Stay home from school, work and activities if you are sick
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
B. We are stressing the importance of keeping hands and objects clean in school with the children.
C. We have supplied each teacher with cleaning supplies – Soup, Clorox Wipes, Hand Sanitizer and have cleaning solutions and bleach products locked up in the closets that are used by custodial staff. New hand sanitizer dispensers will be mounted in each clasroom ( except for the preschool area) within the next two week.
D. We have a plan in place for Blended Learning should the school need to close due to illness. Teachers would e-mail you with academic assignments for the missed days of school. Students would be expected to complete the assigned work at home and the parents would monitor it or in the case of the older students, they would continue to submit work on line as they normally do in school. The school will close according to the most current MN Department of Health directives at the time – if the virus appears.
We ask parents to do the following:
Please keep your child home if they are sick so as to not spread germs to the other students.
Please do not send them with a fever.
Please do not give them Tylenol and send them with an underlying fever.
Please do not send them with a bad cough that is disruptive, deep, and in which they spread germs because of sputum coming up when they cough.
Please do not send them with any signs of diarrhea or upset stomach with vomiting suspicions.
Please do teach them to sneeze and couch into their sleeve or tissue.
Please do teach them to keep washing their hands – sing the ABC’s twice – to wash long enough to scrub the germs.
The Starry Night in Italy Event Reservations
Click here to attend:
Thank you for all of the donations for our Starry NIght!
We are now preparing them in baskets for our fun night.
We can still use a bit more help with our drink basket items.
Adult treat baskets:
Volunteers for the Starry Night in Italy
Decorate, build, paint – March 25, 26, 27
Work the night of the Starry Night event – March 28.
Help serve the guests who will be attending – March 28
Cleanup crew the day after the event – March 29.
Automatic Re-enrollment will begin on March 15.
You recently received a letter from our School Advisory Board. 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.
Spirit Shirts for Sale
Grey with red sleeves SWS spirit shirt
Red with “Property of St. Wenceslaus” on front.
$10 in the office – adult sizes available only
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.
Preschool Registration for Fall 2020 is now in progress
Prekindergarten sessions – 3 spots left
3/4 preschool – 11 spots left
Announcing!!!! – Opening a 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.
Volunteer Time Required These events qualify:Fish Fry, Starry Night Auction, Golf Tournament or Home/School Board
1. Every K-8 family works at least two events
2. Every preschool family works at least 1 event
$150 per event buy-out
(Fish Fry, Starry Night Auction, Golf Tournament or Home/School Board)
Required Fundraising Monetary Participation
3. Fish Fry
Confessions will take place this week for students in grades 2-8. This will take place after Mass on Wednesday.
Non-Catholic students are welcome to also visit with the priest. They simply need to identify themselves as non-Catholic. “Hello, Father. I am not Catholic” – then the priest will take it from there.
Tues., March 10 – Conferences 3:00-8:00
Wed.., March 11 – 8:00 Mass (K and 1 plan)
Penance/Reconcilation – Grade 2-8 9:30-11:00
Thurs., March 12 – Conferences 12:00-8:00/No School on this day
Sun., March 15 – Automatic re-enrollment for 2020.
Tues., March 17 – ZooMobile Assemblies Preschool – grade 8.
Wed. March 18 – School Advisory Council meeting 7:00
8:00 School Mass (Gr. 7 plans)
Thurs., March 19 – Late Start 9:00 am
Fri, March 20 – No School /staff retreat
Fri., March 21 – Big Bang STEM Fair
Sun., March 22 – Auction items go live on cell phones at 12:30PM.
Wed., March 25 – 8:00 School Mass (Gr. 6 plans)
Thurs., March 26 – Student Adoration 8:30 – 10:30AM.
Fri., March 27 – 1:00 Living Stations 1:00 in church.
Sat., March 28 – Starry Night in Italy 5:00 check-in.
Wed. April 1– 8:00 Mass ( Gr. 5 plans)
Mon. April 8 – Monday, April 13 – No School – Spring Break
Tues., April 14 – School Resumes
Home/School Meeting – 6:00PM
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 “Registration”