Saints School News
School News – October 19, 2020
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,
“We are all in this together!” I have not really taken these words seriously until a few recent events. I have been enlightened by our first few lab-confirmed positive cases of Covid-19 realizing how vulnerable each of us really is in this pandemic. It can happen to any of us, at any time, with or without knowing how we actually picked up the virus and if we have spread it to anyone.We try our hardest to to keep ourselves and others healthy, yet as hard as we try there in no guarantee.
Here at school we are working continually to keep the staff and children healthy through many safety procedures. However, if we opt to have school in person or even opt to leave our own home where we might be able to isolate from others, then we take a risk. This is a time to offer support, prayers, and love to each other because none of us knows what the next person’s life entails. How can we be in this together if we do not show the compassion and love that we claim as our gifts from God and to do it freely for the love of our neighbor.
I pray that a goal of all of us in our SWS community can truly be one where we are “all in this together”. May God give us the grace to live His will in love.
“Pray Often, Work Hard, Trust God”
Pizza coming home at 2:30 on Wednesday, October 21
If your child brought in $300 or more for the school marathon, then they will be bringing home a pizza for every $300. This is a good day to pick up your child by car. Any student not in school that day will be able to bring their pizza home on a different day or parents may pick up pizza at our dismissal time by the parking lot doors to the PAC (2:10 to 2:30).
“Peace of Mind” – Parenting sessions
Join Dr. Jules Nolan each month for virtual group counseling webinars for parents. This opportunity comes to you through CSCOE (Catholic School Center of Excellence.
October 21: Strategies for Raising Resilient children
Conferences will be virtual on November 5
Sign up for a 10 minute virtual Google Meet Conference with your child’s teacher. After you secure a time, the teacher will send you the link. All virtual conferences will take place from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
A link will come out Monday evening. Watch for the link to sign up.
For those children who have more than one teacher – please sign up with only your child’s homeroom teacher at this time.
Club House for grades K-8
November 5 for conference day – no regular school classes on this day.
Please sign up by this link:
Scavenger Hunt around SWS campus for kids ages 2-4
Toddler time at SWS on Saturday, October 24 at 9:00 AM.
We are offering an outdoor activity for the little ones. Check-in begins at 9:00 and then you and your toddler will head around our yard to find a few fun activities located in different spots on our beautiful school/parish property. All are welcome. No need to RSVP – Just show up with your child age 2-4. We will be there to welcome you from 9:00-10:00.
This event involves being able to walk all the way around the school.
This year we are focusing on nine great saints. In October we study St. Teresa of Calcutta. Our goal is to be “assertively friendly” like Mother Teresa.
Endowment Board of Directors
Did you know that SWS has an endowment fund that accepts donations? We also have a board of directors for this fund. We would like to open this up for a few people to join this board. There are only two meetings per year. Are you good at investing money? Are you good at helping other people invest their money? Then we could use your skills. Please let Kim know if you are interested in helping the school in this way.
This is how we will celebrate Halloween at our school this year.
1. No uniforms- everyone wears orange and black.
2. We will play an all school bingo game with prizes over the PA system with all kids in their classrooms.
3. The students will be given a treat.
No costumes, games, dance, and no treats brought from home this year! Boo Hoo!
Auction/Gala Committee – It is time to start planning and we need people to help with our biggest fundraiser of the year.
Will it be live or virtual? We need to start having these conversations. Who is willing to help this year? Contact Kim
Substitute Staff Members Wanted
We need Substitutes this year.
Anyone with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree can serve as a teacher substitute.(college diploma must be submitted)
We also need monitors for classrooms if the kids are in school and a teacher is remote. ( people with good management skills)
We need backup people for the kitchen, office, and Club House, and the preschool.
Please let Kim know if you are available to be called to help this year.
Free Covid Testing Sites – Scott Count Health Department
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.
Wed., Oct. 21 – 8:00 School Mass ( gr.4 plans)
Wed., Oct. 21 – PIZZA goes home for the marathon prize for more than $300.
Wed., Oct. 21 – School Endowment Board meeting 1:00 PM
Wed., Oct 21 – School Advisory Meeting- 6:30 PM
Sat., Oct. 24 – Preschool/toddler event – 9:00 AM
Wed., Oct. 28 – 8:00 School Mass (gr. 4 plans)
Fri. Oct. 30 – Halloween activities – No uniforms- Black and Orange Day
Tues., Nov. 3 – Election Day
Thurs., Nov. 5 – Parent/Teacher Virtual Conferences 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tues., Nov. 17 – PreKIndergarten Family Dinner on us! 5:00-6:00 PM.
Thurs., Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving
Fri., Nov. 27 – No School Thanksgiving Break
Saints Return 2020 – Page
A. 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 swsaints.org