Saints School News
School News – November 25, 2019
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,
Thanksgiving week gives all of us at SWS the opportunity to give thanks to all of the people who have made our school great in the past and all of those who are currently working so hard to make an even brighter future. There is a long list that includes pastors, alumni, parents, students, supporters, parishioners, businesses, teachers, staff members, religious orders, bishops, neighbors, donors, foundations, and friends of our school.
The nature of our school is one that depends on the Grace of God working through people to keep our school excellent. We are a school of God’s people and we are here to serve the needs of our community by giving our students the skills to go out into the world to do His work and live in His plan.
We are so thankful for each and every person who has been instrumental in building, sustaining, and growing our school. Saint Wenceslaus is a beautiful and amazing place for children to learn. We are truly blessed.
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!
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.)
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!
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 in January.
Congratulations to our 6th/7th team and our 8th Grade Volleyball Team
Both teams took 1st place in the conference!
A very special thank to our coach who worked so hard with all of our 4th -8 th grade girls, Kevin Craig!
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. 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!
Transfer Grant expires 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.
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 9:15 – 10:30.
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 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.