Saints School News

School News – November 23, 2020

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update

From the Office of Principal:

Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,

The Holidays are now here. Thanksgiving opens the Holiday season for me and I typically celebrate the season until the Feast of the Ephipany (Three Kings) on January 6. I am looking forward to taking my mind off of Covid and moving on to celebrating the Advent season, Christmas, and New Years. Although I will miss shopping and the hustle/bustle of lots of people in the malls, going to all of the church services, and getting together with family, staff, and friends in social gatherings, I hope to find the Christmas peace in Christ that has always been meant to brighten all of our hearts. Putting lights on a tree in front of my home this weekend brought me great joy. Seeing the manger brought down from the school attic had a claming affect on my heart. I am noticing so many little things that are simplfying my life and finding these to be joyful more than in years past. I, like many, am seeking each and every opportunity to find the holiday joy.  I hope each of you can celebrate the holidays this year with simple peace.

PS: Baby Jesus is missing!  Last year when our manger was set out, we noticed that someone took our Baby Jesus.   My hope is that a little child has taken care of Jesus all year long. If you find him in your home, please send Jesus back to school. I will greet this with a smile as it is such a classic situtation – one that you might find in a Christmas movie! We will put Jesus back in our manger.

“Pray Often, Work Hard, Trust God”

*** Please note  these schedule changes:
Wednesday, November 25 
No School, Club House, preschool, or preschool extended care
Thursday, November 26
Thanksgiving break

Friday, November 27
Thanksgiving break

Friday, December 11
No School for K-8, Preschool and Club House are open

Wednesday, December 23
No School, Club House, preschool, or preschool extended care

December 23 – January 1
No School, Club House, preschool, or preschool extended care

Friday, January 15
No School for K-8, Preschool and Club House are open

Monday, January 18
Martin Luther King Day- All staff retreat – No School, Club House,

preschool, or preschool extended care
Friday, January 29
No School for K-8, Preschool and Club House are open

Early Registration for Kindergarten Families

Don’t forget to turn in your form this week!
We will open registration to the public after this week.

A. Register before Thanksgiving and get the $50 registration fee waived!  It expires on November 25.

B. For every student who is registered beyond a minimum class of 15 students – every family gets a tuition discount for every additional child! (16 kids = $50 off, $17 kids = $100 off, etc.)

C. Kindergarten students who are registered by January 31, 2021, and stay enrolled in fall 2021 will receive an additional $150 tuition credit from a CSCOE (Catholic School Center of Excellence) grant! – This is a firm deadline so don’t miss it.

Aim Higher Foundation Tuition Scholarships for K-8
The window is now open for applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Apply before February 20 deadline.

This is a needs-based scholarship program. Families apply through TADS by filling out the TADS application and then clicking on the scholarship button for the Aim Higher Foundation. Click here for more information.

Amazon Smile Program
Holiday Shopping online?
Sign up. Name St. Wenceslaus
Catholic School (make sure it is our school in Minnesota because there are also schools by the same name in other states)  Our school receives 0.5% back on all purchases. It might not seem like a lot, but it all adds up over time.Go to this link to register.

Early Registration for Preschool 2021
We are accepting registration forms for preschoolers for fall 2021.
Little Saints Preschool – Click here for forms.

Please help us by passing this form on to family and friends who might be interested in our preschool program.

Preschool 2021-2022 Early learning Scholarship
All students going into the prekindergarten and one year away from kindergarten qualify for this program.
Spread the word! This is open to everyone who is “middle income”. Students likely  to enroll in our SWS kindergarten the following year are given highest priority for getting this award.

Click here to get more information and the application link.

Saint Nicholas Day Drive-by
Mark your calendars for a special treat on the evening of St. Nicholas Day – Sunday, December 6 
6:00-6:30 PM

Drive through out parking for some lights, jolly teachers, jingle bells, and a little present for each child in the car!
Ages 1 to 16

All participants must remain in your own car as you drive by. Staff will be spread out appropriately and safely in the parking lot as you drive by.

Scott County Health Free Covid Testing

This takes place each Monday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in New Prague.

 It also is done at other local locations during the week.

Free Covid Testing – Saliva Test

There are many testing sites and test from home opportunities- all testing is now free so — if in doubt – go take a test!

Saintly Service
November/December – St. Ignatius – to assume positive intent.
October – St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta – to be assertively friendly.
September –  St. Benedict – to offer incredible hospitality.

School Sweepstakes Raffle

This raffle is our next big fundaiser that is required of all school families. You will receive $300 in tickets to sell. ($10 each)  The raffle will be for cash prizes.

Tickets will come out after Thanksgiving and will be due by the end of January with the winners chosen during Catholic Schools week ( January 27).

More information to come soon.

Calendar of Events:

Wed., Nov. 25 – No School Teacher Rest Day- No Club House
Thurs., Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving – No Club House
Fri., Nov. 27 – No School Thanksgiving Break- No Club House
Wed., – Dec 2 – School Mass 8:00 AM ( Gr. 8 plans)
Thurs. Dec. 3 – Student Confession 9:30 – 11:00- Gr. 3-8 – Reconciliation for Grade 2 – 6:00-7:00 PM Sun., Dec 6 – St. Nicholas Day Drive-by for all families – 6:00-6:30PM
Tues., Dec. 8 – Immaculate Conception Feast Day School Mass at 10:00 AM ( Gr. 7 plans)
Fri., Dec. 11 – No K-8 Classes
Wed. Dec. 16 – 8:00 School Mass ( Gr. 1 Plans)
Wed., Dec. 23 – School Closed for the Christmas break until January 3.
Mon., Jan. 4 – School/Preschool back in session
Fri., Jan. 15 – No K-8 Classes
Mon. Jan 18 – Teacher retreat – No K-8 or Preschool and no day care. (Martin Luther King Holiday)
Tues. Jan. 19 – Preschool open house and registration

Saints Return 2020
Stay up-to-date on all
activities that take place in 2020
B. Latest learning plans for the 2020 year
C. Resources for parents
D. Links to teachers pages

Go to

SWS 2020 Finish Strong
Year End Fundraiser

Clink Here

All gifts to this fund will help our school maintain our Covid-19 safety protocols.

Giving Tuesday is
December 1, 2020

COVID Contacts –  when your child is feeling sick, is getting COVID test, or has been exposed.
Please be sure to send the message to the school office before sending any notes to teachers.

SWS COVID Points of contact:
Health Aide –
Principal –
Office Manager-