Saints School News
School News – November 18, 2019
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,
We are very excited to announce that we have 16 kids registered for kindergarten next fall and that we expect to have a full class. This is such exciting news! Registration has just begun with many more plans for open house and events that will take place.
Our goal is to bring more kids closer to God because we know our school is one of the most effective ways to do this outside the teachings of each child’s own family. Share the news with your friends and families.
We will offer one kindergarten classroom and eight different options for the preschool classes. Have someone you know take a tour or simply request school information.
Pass our phone number on: 952-758-3133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Late Start Day is on Thursday, November 21.
School starts at 9:00 AM
The annual food drive will take place this week! We want to fill the local food shelf. Purchase an extra bag of groceries and bring it to school by Nov. 20. We will have the children bring the food to the altar during the Kinder/1st grade Mass.
Kindergarten – Fall 2020
** Kindergarten tuition is reduced for everyone – and will go down for everyone in the class for each child who registers.
** $100 off coupon as an added bonus to register before Dec. 15.
** Aim Higher scholarship application is now open. Apply through TADS.
Registration now open to all.
Aim Higher Tuition Grants are now open for the fall 2020-21 school year K-8. Great news! – Once your child qualifies for this grant, they will get the grant every year until they graduate from grade 8 even if you transfer to another Catholic school. To apply for this grant, you must apply for financial assistance with TADS. (This is an needs based grant but don’t be afraid to apply. 11 kids got this grant at SWS this year)
Preschool – Fall 2020
** Registration forms for next fall were given out with a $100 tuition coupon if you register before 1/31/20.
** Schulze Scholarships for fall are open now for next year preschool. Middle Income Families will qualify.
** We will offer a 3 or 5 day program for for PreKindergarten.
** We will offer a 2 or 5 day program for 3/4’s.
** Watch for a survey of interest. We want to open a summer preschool program but will be limiting enrollment to the first 20 kids who apply.
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!
Congratulations to our Lego League Team of grades 6-8
They took 1st place in the regional competition on Saturday for Core Value Overall Judging. They took 3rd place in their division. They will now be going on to sectionals.
Congratulations to our 8th Grade Volleyball Team
They took 1st place in our conference. A very special thank to our coach who worked so hard with all of our 4th -8 th grade girl, Kevin Craig!
Congratulations to our Little Saints Preschool
We have been awarded “The Best of the Best” in the preschool division for the New Prague area.
The Starry Night Event takes place on March 28.
This is a fun night for adults in our community with dinner, bidding, and lots of fun. We have a sponsor who would like to see more preschool parents at the event so we are giving away two couple tickets per month.
Bring a spouse or bring a friend. The tickets are worth $100 ($50 per person). Each month we will draw 2. The first ones for November were drawn at the dinner last week. Two couple tickets per month up until the event.
Winners can only give them to another Little Saints family if they are unable to use them to attend.
Did you find these tickets in your child’s backpack a few weeks ago? If not, then please search now! These tickets are for some great cash prizes. K-8 families have $300 worth to see and preschool families have $50 to sell. The sweepstakes is our 2nd major fundraiser of the school year. All ticket stubs will be due in the office by the end of January. We wanted your to have them in your hands now so that you can ask relatives during the holiday gatherings!
The Invention Convention
Grade 3-8 are required to design an invention.
Keep pictures of the invention process.
Record all trials and errors.
Keep an engineering notebook recording everything that is done.
Expect failures and then redesign and try again and again.
All inventions will be displayed on December 4
Winners will have an opportunity to take their inventions to higher competition level at science and STEM fairs.
Transfer Grant is now available until November 30.
Pass this information onto any family who currently has children in the public school in grades K-8.
We received an opportunity for any family to transfer to our school. This is a one-time only grant.
The family will have 1/2 price tuition for the remained of this school year.
Deadline to transfer is November 30, 2019.
Wed., Nov. 20 – 8:00 School Mass ( K/1)
Thanksgiving Food Drive
School Advisory Meeting 7:00 PM
Thurs., Nov. 21 – Late Start Day – 9:00 AM
Family Group activity at 9:00.
Mon., Nov. 25 – PreK trip to Cinderella
Wed., Nov. 27 – 8:00 School Mass ( Gr. 3)
Thurs., Nov. 28 – No School Thanksgiving
Fri., Nov. 29 – No School
Mon., Dec. 2 – Advent all school prayer service 1:45 in Church
Wed. Dec. 4 – 8:00 School Mass ( Gr. 4)
Invention Convention Grades 3-8 -after Mass
Thurs., Dec. 5 – School Penance Service – gr. 3-8
Fri., Dec. 6 -Field Trip to Holiday Show- Gr. 4-8
Santa’s Secret Shop Open for K-8
New Prague parade of lights
Sat., Dec. 7 – Preschool Santa Party 8:30-10:00 AM
Santa Secret Shop open for Preschool
Wed., Dec. 11– 8:00 Mass ( Gr. 6 plans)
Thurs., Dec. 12 – Student Adoration 8:30-10:30
Preschool Concert 11:00 in church
Cardboard Box City
Fri., Dec. 13 – PreK Concert 11:00 in church
Wed., Dec. 18 – 8:00 School Mass
Thurs., Dec. 19 – Christmas Concert PreK-8 – 1:00 and 6:30 PM
Fri., Dec. 20 – Advent prayer service 1:45 in church
Mon., Dec. 23 – Fri., Jan. 3 – Christmas Break
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 :
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 “Current Parents”