Saints School News

School News – October 14, 2019

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update

From the office of principal:

Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,

It takes a community to build our school! Unlike government funded schools, our school depends on our community to support the program. Our school is here by “desire”. The people who believe in our unique mission of a Christ-centered program, have built and sustained our school since 1878.  It is your time now to continue this mission.

Please pray for our school to succeed. Offer your time to help. Make a donation to help a child attend. Stay involved in the mission so that we can continue our good work.

Children who attend our school have an amazing experience connecting with Christ as they learn each day. This is a mission we must continue to build and support.

New and Like-New Winter Coat Collections
Winter coat collection for “Coats for Kids” is sponsored by the State Knights of Columbus for our schools. These coats are distributed around the entire State of MN.

Our teachers will deliver the coats when they attend the Catholic school conference on October 16.  Please send winter coats to your child’s classroom teacher or to the office before Oct.15.

Help Wanted:
Be a part of the biggest event of the school year  Starry Night Event at SWS.
We need a few more people to step forward to help us plan this fun adult event. Please consider joining this group. Our first meeting is on October 21 at 6:30 PM. We welcome everyone to join us.

Preschool Halloween Craft Night
October 23 6:00-7:00 PM

Join us for a fun night to make a craft with your preschool child, meet other preschool parents, and visit with our preschool staff.

Friends and neighbors who want to see our preschool area are welcome to join us.

Marathon Finals – Over the Top!
Our Goal was $45,000
We collected $51,023.45

Thanks to all who collected donations, worked on the planning committee, made donations, and supported this event in any way.

High Collectors:
Ron McBroom  – $8,250 – from 109 people
Mary Soderlund – $2,222
Fr. Eugene – $2,186
Holden and Myla Scheffler – $1,300

Trunk or treat – Saturday, October 26 – 3:30-4:30
This is a free, fun and safe event that brings Halloween to our church parking lot.  Bring all of your little ones in costume to get their treats.

We’re in need of several more “trunks” to make this event a success. Set up starts at 2:45 PM.  Decorate your trunk and/or dress in a costume.

Preschool Parents Save the Date!

Monday, November 4 – 5:30 PM – Watch for an invitation for your entire family.
Dinner is on us!

Grade 2 Parent Meetings for First Confession
All parents who wish to have their child receive the sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time need to attend one of two parent meetings. The dates of these meetings are Tuesday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 30. The meetings will run from 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the Parish Activities Center. There is a $20 fee for this sacramental year to offset the costs of the books and retreats.


Conferences are coming up.

Watch for the online link to sign up to have a conference with your child’s teacher. Conferences will take place at the following times.
Tuesday, November 5 – 3:00-5:00 and 6:00-8:00
Thurdsay,November 7 – 12:00-5:00 and 6:00-8:00

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

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.



Tues., Oct. 15 – Battle of the Saints and Family groups lunch and recess
Wed., Oct. 16 – NO SCHOOL – Staff goes to Catholic School Convention
Thurs., Oct. 17 – NO SCHOOL – Education Minnesota
Fri., Oct. 18 – NO SCHOOL – Education Minnesota
Mon., Oct. 21 – Auction Committee Meeting – 6:30 PM
Wed., Oct. 23 – 8:00 Mass ( Gr. 7)
Preschool Halloween craft night with parents 6:00-7:00 PM
School Advisory Meeting at 7:00 PM
Thurs., Oct. 24 – Grade K-8 to The Little Mermaid Play – 8:15-1:00
Fri., Oct. 25 – Adoration K-8 – 8:30-10:30
Set up for Handmade Market
Sat., Oct. 26 – Handmade Market 9:00 AM-2:00 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
Fri., Nov. 1 – All Saints Day Mass ( Gr. 8) followed by adoration until 10:30
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 Washinton DC
Thurs., Nov. 7 – No School
Conferences 12:00-8:00 PM
Archdiocesan Snyod- 6:30 PM in PAC – All welcome

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”