Saints School News

School News – May 11, 2020

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update

From the Office of Principal:

Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,

Wow – We sure are on a journey together in this 2020 spring! I am so impressed with our school parents. You are working so hard to help your children organize their learning activities and keep your children connected with their teachers. We are so thankful for having you in our school family. We could not do our remote/distance learning without you! We know that you also keep your home running and work at your own employment places too! You are amazing!  SWS has the BEST school families!

End of Year Things
Wed., May 20 – Preschool Celebration Drive by 6:00-7:00 PM (see notes from preschool teachers)
Tues., May 26 – K-8 textbook and computer turn in – more details to come but most liley 5:00 -7:00 PM
Wed., May 27 – Graduation for 8th grade pending 6:00 PM – details to come

Remote/Distance Learning Survey

Tell us how we are doing with this new way of teaching and learning.  Please fill out this quick survey.

May is the Month of Mary, the Blessed Virgin and Mother of Jesus
We love our Mary garden, located in the space between the school and the church. This is a great place to pray. Our teachers and students use this space quite often.

Come visit the Mary Garden on Tuesday, May 12. 
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Ms. McNamara will have flowers waiting in the garden to plant. Just plant one flower per child by one popcicle stick that is in the garden. By the end of the day, it should be beautiful!

An Invitation From the Green Team – 2020

We have many beautiful rain gardens, perennial gardens, annual gardens, and planters that beautify our buildings and accent the parking lots. Help is needed from students, adults, and families to keep our plantings healthy and looking good all summer.

Please consider adopting a garden for the summer or select a week or more to help weed and water: 1.the gardens around the school 2.the Mary Garden or 3.the walkway gardens west of the PAC.

Use this Sign up Genius link to volunteer.

Contact Kathy McNamara  at 952-200-4949 for more information.

Fundraising Review
Woo Hoo! We did great at our Starry Night!

Net profits:

Starry Night – $104,075
Marathon – $46,343
Sweepstakes – $21,327
Fish Fry – $7,147
Other $1,150

GOLF TOURNAMENT – Goal –  $15,000 ( Registration coming out soon/seeking sponsors)
POT-O-GOLD RAFFLE –  Goal – $35,000 (Tickets are sold in the office for $100 each- contact

Thanks to everyone for your participation in these events: donors, sponsors, participants, volunteers and staff!

Our school would not be viable without your help and support!

Golf Tournament
We are pushing the tournament date to July 10. Make plans now to attend. Golfers of all abilities can have fun at our tournament. Goal = $20,000 net profit.

Raffle with a prize of $20,000. Additional prizes of $1000 x 4 and $500 x 2. Goal = $ 35,000 net profit. Each ticket sells for $100. Email info@swsaints to purchase your ticket.

Both of these fundraisers offer 100% for the school budget.

Parents and Teachers – Add a picture!
What are you doing during distance learning? This is just for fun! We will use your pictures for a variety of things including Facebook or short school video clips!
Please send pictures to the following address.


Prayer Opportunities
*Rosary or other meditation at 3:00 PM each day
*School Mass on Wednesdays at 8:00 –
aily and Sunday Mass – 8:00 am each weekday, 4:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 AM.
*The Rosary 7:30 am each day and 1/2 hour before weekend Mass.
*12:00-4:00 open church personal quiet prayer.
*Confessions will be from 12:00 noon to 2:00 each weekday.

New Family  – Registration for Fall 2020
New families who are interested in learning more about SWS and fall enrollment can contact the school and leave a message. We will return your call/email.

Prekindergarten – 1 spot remaining
Preschool 3/4 – 10 spots remaining
Kindergarten – 5 spots remaining
Grades 1- 8 – Openings in all classrooms

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.

The Schulze Early Learning Scholarship continues to be open for Prekindergarten families – fall 2020 school year!    $500 – $3000 grants available.

For all preschool students going into the 4/5-year-old class  – one year away from entering kindergarten.

Your income  should be average (not low/not high) to apply!

Click to the application website!

Current Family – Automatic Re-enrollment
Set up your TADS account for the next school year.

Four options:
1 payment due in August – this one waves the TADS fee of $50.00
2 payments due in July & November – this one also waves the TADS fee
10 payments due July through April
11 payments due June through April

Registration fees are  delayed until July 1

The school office is closed.
We are holding office hours at home.

Kim can be reached between 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Mon.-Fri.)

Sherry can be reached between 7:00AM-3:00PM (Mon. – Fri.)