Saints School News

School News – November 30, 2020

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update

From the Office of Principal:

Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,

The next few weeks we wait with patience and anticipation. It is the advent season. We recall the stories of the old testament from our bible and learn about our ancestors, the family of Jesse,  waiting for the Savior to arrive. The new testament gospels of our bible tell us the wonderful story of the birth of Jesus which further demonstrates the anticipation for the Christ Child.

We get so excited to celebrate each season with the children at school. This year for Advent, the students and teachers will be having daily prayer services around a classroom Advent wreath.  Students will be decorating some of our Christmas trees with prayers. All of the students will design a nativity scene.  The students in grades 2-8 wil have a reconcilation/confession opportunity. We will have a special school Mass for the Immaculate Conceptions Feast Day. So much to anticipate!

“Pray Often, Work Hard, Trust God”

Saint Nicholas Day Drive-by on Sunday, December 6 
Please come for a special treat.
6:00-6:30 PM – all ages and open to all parishioneers

Drive through our parking for some lights, jolly teachers, jingle bells, and a little present for each child in the car!

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

Drive up the alley by the rectory and head north towards the hospital.

SWS 2020 Finish Strong
Year End Fundraiser

Click Here

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

Giving Tuesday is
December 1, 2020

Dashing Thru December– Fun at School!

Friday, December 4th – Frosty the Snowman!
Wear your favorite hoodie and bring an extra snack while we go back in time to watch the ORIGINAL Frosty the Snowman!

Monday, December 7th -“Buddy the Elf
what’s your favorite color?” – Buddy
Wear your favorite color!

Friday, December 11th – NO SCHOOL!

Monday, December 14th
Wear your favorite Christmas t-shirt (or red and green)!

Friday, December 18th – POLAR EXPRESS!!!!
Wear your PJ’s and enjoy a snack while we watch THE POLAR EXPRESS in the afternoon!

Monday, December 21st
“Buddy, you’re more of an elf than anyone I ever met.
And the only one I would want
working on my sleigh tonight” – Santa
Wear your antlers, elf hats, ears, earrings…your favorite holiday headgear!

Tuesday, December 22nd
“There’s room for everyone on the Nice List” – Buddy
It’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Day and
let’s all watch THE GRINCH to send us off into Christmas break!

Baby Jesus is missing!  Last year when our manger was set out, we noticed that someone took our Baby Jesus.   Our 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. We 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.

Registration for Kindergarten Families

Now – Open to the public!

1. For every kindergarten student who registers from this point until June 1 – all kindergarten tuition gets lowered by $50 for every kindergarten family.

Congratulations to those already registered – we have 19 students so all get a $200 reduction at this point. We would like to have 2 classes of kindergarteners again next fall.

2. 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.

Early Registration for Preschool 2021
We are accepting registration for preschool 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 may qualify for this program.
Get a preschool scholarship $500 to $3000!

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.

Scott County Health Free Covid Testing

This takes place each Monday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in New Prague and other area locations throughout 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.

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.

Calendar of Events:

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

*** Please note  these schedule changes
Friday, December 11
No School for K-8, Preschool and Club House are open

Wednesday, December 23
No School Pre -8, No Club House,  No preschool, or preschool extended care

December 23 – January 1
No School Pre-8, No Club House, No 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 Pre – 8,  No Club House,

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

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

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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-