Saints School News

School News – October 21, 2019

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update

From the office of principal:

Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,

Wow! Our school year is really moving along. We are focused on our curriculum strongly now trying to take the students to the next level. Each student has their own areas of strength as well as their individual areas of growth. For some, the growth is needed in a certain areas of our curriculum. Others need to grow in their social skills. Some children may be excelling in their faith growth. There are others that are trying to get better in organization and study skills. Each and every student grows in all areas little by little but have times when growth moves strongly in one direction or another. Our school goal is to touch each area so that our students grow as whole people with mind, soul and body.

Teachers will be giving you the results of the NWEA fall tests for K-8 at conferences. Remember to love your child no matter where they need to grow. They are not mini versions of you, but they are their own person. Take what you learn about them from their teachers and help them take their growth to the next level. Together, parents and teachers form a bond with the important task of  supporting our children to be happy people who can love themselves, others, and God.

Preschool Family Dinner

Monday, November 4th at 5:30 PM
Click here for an invitation for your entire family.
Dinner is on us!

We will serve dinner to you and your entire family.
Then all of the children will go to the gym with our Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade teachers to play along with some of our older students.

We will talk to the parents while the kids are playing with a few special announcements and a surprise for our preschool teachers.

We will conclude by 6:30.

Monster Mash

1:00 PM on Thursday, October 31
Anyone with a costume is welcome but you must reveal your identity by checking into the office before going down to the gym to join the students at the dance!

Students can bring a costume to change into after lunch. They may also wear orange and black in the morning.

Transfer Grant is now available until November 30.

Pass this information onto any family who currently has children in the public school in grades K-8.

* Maybe their child just needs a change.
*  Maybe the family is new to town and they did not think of SWS when registering.
* Maybe the family thought they just could not afford our school.
* Maybe they have always wanted their kids in the Catholic school.
* Maybe there is a chance that they would like to transfer.

We just 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.

Clink here for flier to pass on to friends.

School Picture Days are November 5 and 6. Please try to avoid appointments so the students can get their photo taken.  All students will get their picture taken. Purchasing a packet is optional.

Nov. 5 – Preschool, Gr. 8, 7, 6, 5, 4
Nov. 6 – PreK, 3, 2, 1, K

All Saints Day
We will have Mass on Friday for All Saints Day 8:00 AM

Adoration will also take place on Friday. This year our parish will host an Adoration time all day in the church on every First Friday. Each class will go over and spend some time in private silent prayer.

All adults are welcome to come and go from the church in prayer on any of these First Friday Adoration times.


Thank you to all who helped with the
Handmade Market.
The event was a nice success for all. Thanks to the shoppers and the vendors. A very special thanks to the Home and School Association for all of your work, time, energy put into this special project.


The Invention Convention
Grade 3-8 are required to design an invention.
Keep pictures of the invention process.
Record all trials and errors.
Keep an engineering notebook recording everything that is done.
Expect failures and then redesign and try again and again.

All inventions will be displayed on December 4

Winners will have an opportunity to take their  inventions to a high competition level.

Fall Conferences
Conferences will take place at the following times.
Tuesday, November 5 – 3:00-5:00 and 6:00-8:00
Thursday,November 7 – 12:00-5:00 and 6:00-8:00

Conference Sign-up Link

Note: Due to the 8th grade trip to Washington DC, some staff members will not be available, but will set up special arrangements for conferencing with you.

Archdiocesan Synod
You are invited to come to this very special listening session sponsored by the Archdiocese
. These sessions are taking place at various parishes around the Archdiocese. One session will be at St. Wenceslaus on Thursday, November 7 from 6:00-9:00 PM in our parish activity center.
This is a great way to give input in how things are going with the Catholic Church. These conversations will guide the goals of the Archdiocese for the future.
It is important to have representation for our school and our parish at the synod events. Please feel free to join in. The future of our Church is in all of our hands.

Food Drive

This will take place the week before Thanksgiving. We want to fill the local food shelf. Purchase an extra bag of groceries and bring it to school by Nov. 20


Tues., Oct 29 – School Advisory Meeting 7:00 PM
Wed., Oct. 30- 8th gr DC meeting in Stem Lab 6:30 PM
No school mass today
Thurs., Oct. 31- Halloween
1:00 All school Monster Mash Costume Dance. Bring costume. Wear orange and black in the morning.
Fri., Nov. 1 – All Saints Day Mass (Gr. 8)
Adoration in the church for classes all day.
Mon., Nov. 4 – Preschool Dinner 5:30 PM
Tues., Nov. 5 – School Picture Day – Preschool, Gr. 8, 7, 6, 5, 4
Conferences 3:00-8:00 PM
Wed., Nov. 6 – School Picture Day – PreK, 3, 2, 1, K
School Mass 8:00 (Gr. 2)
Gr. 8 trip to Washington DC
Thurs., Nov. 7 – No School
Conferences 12:00-8:00 PM
Archdiocesan Snyod- 6:30 PM in PAC – All welcome
Fri., Nov. 8 – Gr. 3-5 Field Trip to Bell Museum.
Mon., Nov. 11 – Starry Night Auction Meeting 6:30 PM
Tues., Nov. 12 – Home/School meeting 6:30 PM
Wed., Nov. 13 – 8:00 School Mass (Gr. 5)
Celebration of our Veterans with a Rosary at 1:00 pm in the church
Sat., Nov. 16 – Lego League Competition
Wed., Nov. 20 – 8:00 School Mass ( K/1)
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Thurs., Nov. 21 – Late Start Day – 9:00AM
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
Wed. Dec. 4 – Invention Convention

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 :
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

Preschool Families——The Schulze Early Learning Scholarship is open to students in the 4/5-year-old preK class  – one year away from entering kindergarten.

If you are considering sending your child to SWS for kindergarten you now qualify for this grant up to $3000!

You must be Middle income to apply! Low income people should apply for Financial Aid with TADS. High income people might not qualify.

Find answers to some of your school questions. Click on the “Parent Handbook” on our school website. Listed under “Current Parents”