Saints School News
School News – December 2, 2019
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,
This week we have so many activities taking place. Please take note of all of the activities and join in where you can!
Advent Prayer Service today.
Invention Convention of Wednesday
Mass on Wednesday
Penance Service on Thursday
Santa Secret Shop on Friday
Santa Workshop Preschool Party of Saturday
The Invention Convention / December 4 – 9:15-10:30
All are welcome to come and see the inventions of our 3rd – 8th graders!
Open to the public – in the gym!
Winners will have an opportunity to take their inventions to higher competition level at the Archdiocese STEM fairs.
We are also looking for a few adults to help judge the projects – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa Secret Shop
Coming soon – December 6 – The kids will have a chance to purchase Christmas gifts for their family members.
The Home and School Association is providing the Santa Shop as a spot for kids to have fun with their shopping.
Here is how it works:
1. Give your kids a certain dollar amount in the specially marked envelope.(envelopes will be coming home) Most gifts will be $10 and under.
2. List the names of the people who they should buy a gift for on the outside of the envelope.
3. Gifts will be wrapped and tagged and ready for the Christmas tree.
Preschoolers will have the opportunity to shop on Saturday AM at the Santa Workshop Party (8:30-10:00)
Santa Workshop – Party for preschoolers
Join us for a fun party on Saturday morning, December 7. This event is open to any child under the age of 6 so invite your friends. It includes games with the preschool and kindergarten staff, cocoa and cookies and a visit with Santa. Bring your camera!
The Santa Secret Shop will also be available for your children to do their Christmas shopping with our 7th and 8th grade helpers- especially for you! Most gifts are $10 and under.
8:30-10:00 in the Parish Activity Center – Park in the back parking lot and use only the main door.
Kindergarten – Fall 2020
17 students are now enrolled.
We expect to fill this class. Please let us know how we can help you get registered. We do not want you to be left out on this great opportunity!
Preschool – Fall 2020
Registration for preschool is now open
– 3 or 5 day program for for PreK 4/5 year old.
– 2 or 5 day program for 3/4 year old.
A summer preschool program may be opening with limited enrollment to the first 20 kids who apply. Watch for a survey to come.
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!
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.
Two more couples have been chosen today and have won free tickets!
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. 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 sell 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 you to have them in your hands now so that you can ask relatives during the holiday gatherings!
Aim Higher Tuition Grants are now open.
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 a needs based grant but don’t be afraid to apply.)
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 9:15 – 10:30.
Thurs., Dec. 5 – School Penance Service – gr. 3-8 / 9:15-10:30
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 10:00AM in church
Cardboard Box City
Fri., Dec. 13 – PreK Concert 10:00AM in church
Wed., Dec. 18 – 8:00 School Mass
Thurs., Dec. 19 – Christmas Concert PreK-8 – 1:00 and 6:30 PM
Late Start day 9:00AM
Fri., Dec. 20 – Kindergarten Nativity Paly 9:00 AM
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 :
Go to Virtus.org
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”
Congratulations to our Little Saints Preschool
We have been awarded “The Best of the Best” in the preschool division for the New Prague area.