Saints School News
School News – May 18, 2020
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,
We are ending our long journey of distance learning and hope that we will be able to leave this time behind with many new found skills, accomplishments, failures, realizations, trials and new developments in our learning spectrum. We will head into the summer where all of us can spend a bit more time relaxing in a less stressed world enjoying our warm summer months. Although teachers and students will take a break, life at SWS will continue to move forward with thoughts about fall and the reopening of our school building.
We will have several opportunities to connect with you at some of our summer events and online. We hope that you keep everyone and the health of our school in your prayers. SWS is a beautiful and amazing school community with joyful students, with dedicated staff, with committed parents and with many strong friends and supporters who know the importance of a Catholic education. We are all in this together and you do belong here!
Wed., May 20 – Preschool Celebration Drive by (Church lot)
6:00 – 6:30 Preschool 3/4
6:30 -7:00 Prekindergarten
All preschool families will be given a bag of things: art projects, yearbooks, pictures, diploma’s for some, and other items from the teachers. Cars head from church toward hospital
Thurs. May 21 Preschool-Grade 8 Drive-by (Church lot)
This is for everyone (preschool families come on both nights)- Bakery cookie’s (Eileen’s Bakery) will be given out on the drive – the entire school staff – preschool to grade 8 will be there to wave to you. No pick-up or drop off of any items this night.
5:30-7:00 PM – Cars head from the church toward the hospital
Tues., May 26 – K-8 textbook and computer turn in – Please see SWS Supply Return Sheet for all items at all grade levels.
5:00 -7:00 PM (Church lot)
Suggested times but come as you can:
Last names beginning in A-G – 5:00-5:30
Last names beginning in H-M 5:30-6:00
Last names beginning in N-S 6:00-6:30
Last names beginning in T- Z 6:30-7:00
Place all items to return in a brown grocery bag, one per child labeled with child’s name and grade.
Grades 6-8 please put the computer, charger, and computer case in a separate bag with your name on it.
Extra yearbooks for sale until we run out- bring a check or exact cash $22 per yearbook.
Celebration Mass for 8th grade – June 10
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.
Click here for golfer registration form
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.
Grab a sign for your yard with a message of Faith/Hope/Love from SWS.
We will have these available on the drive-by nights this week. You can also pick one up in the Mary Garden or by the PAC doors until they run out. Bring a great message to the community by placing a sign in your yard.
Remote/Distance Learning Survey
Tell us how we are doing with this new way of teaching and learning. Please fill out this quick survey.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 952-200-4949 for more information.
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.
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!
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.)