Saints School News
School News – May 5, 2020
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,
Teachers are awesome! SWS teachers are beyond awesome. This is teacher appreciation week! Now more than ever, our teachers have been called to step up to the front lines – these are the front lines of education. Our teachers are now front and center in our distance learning formats, zoom meetings and prerecorded lessons. They come to you each and every day in your kitchens, livingrooms, and chidren’s study areas. Everyone sees them teach. Everyone can follow them by linking in. They are out there doing what they know best and loving your kids just like they do when school is in session. They are the SWS heros!
Distance Learning Site
Be sure to log in often to our distance learning site! This site has many amazing lessons.
Check out the art tab, the music tab, technology tab, or to see a variety of videos.
This is open for all preschool through 8th grade families! Check out all of our teachers to see our full faculty.
Click here to take you directly to the Distance Learning Site.
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!
Also – bring your own flower to any of our three churches during the day on Sunday, Mother’s Day. Say a prayer with your family. Flowers can be homemade from paper or living.
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 email@example.com 952-200-4949 for more information.
Woo Hoo! We did great at our Starry Night!
Starry Night – $104,075
Marathon – $46,343
Sweepstakes – $21,327
Fish Fry – $7,147
STILL TO COME
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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!
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!
We want to see what fun things you are up to during this time away from school. What are you doing during distance learning?
Please send pictures to the following address.
*Rosary or other meditation at 3:00 PM each day
*School Mass on Wednesdays at 8:00 – https://npcatholic.org/
*Daily 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.
Tuesday Night Social
7:00pm via Zoom meeting (Link will be sent to all school parents and teachers under spearate cover)
There is no pressure to attend. We simply want to be there for you. Great ideas generated at these meeting will be passed on to the staff.
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.
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.)