Saints School News
School News – September 23, 2019
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the office of principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,
This week we hold our annual Marathon for Non-Public Education. This event has been going on for approximately 40 years and has raised millions of dollars for all of the schools in the State that do not receive government funding. Having non-public schools gives parents choice. This choice leads to higher quality for everyone. Our school marathon is not only critical but also school spirit building and fun!
We are working to obtain a goal of $45,000. As of today, Monday, we are up to $26,433. Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far and to all those who are sending out invitations to others to make a worthy donation to a great charity cause.
This week I ask you to give it a big push to the end so we can meet our goal. Copy and paste this link to your friends. Or you can clink on it below to forward it so others can donate. Thank you so very much for supporting our beautiful Catholic school.
Feast of St. Wenceslaus
(8:00 AM start time and over by 10:00 AM)
We will begin with an 8:00 AM Mass in the church.
All families wear your spirit shirts or red shirts.
8:00 – 8:40 ish – Mass – Preschool to Grade 8 families
8:45 – 9:00 – check in ( get wrist bands for laps)
9:00 – 10:00 – walk/run
9:00-10:00 (Hot dog and chips served by the Knights of Columbus)
For friends and relatives to make an easy donation to the school on behalf of your child/ren. The link is located on the main school website page or click here.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Dozinky Parade.
We really were an impressive site coming down the street in our red t-shirts. Many many positive comments are coming in about our good showing. Those who joined in the float showed that our school is a positive part of the New Prague community. We have an amazing school family and so many bystanders told us how proud they were to see us. Thanks for walking with us or having your children walk with us. Also thank to everyone for the donations of candy. Thanks to Roger Smisek for playing the concertina on our float helping us be more “Czech Pride”. A special thanks to Fr. Eugene as well for being a part of our parade unit.
October 16 is a special staff in-service day and we will NOT have school for preschool to grade 8 and there will be no Club House and no Preschool Extended Care.
Our staff will be going to the Minneapolis Convention Center for a conference with all other Catholic school teachers in our Archdiocese. That is about 5000 teachers who teach 21,000 students making our Archdiocese the biggest district in the State with 79 different campus sites. It will be an amazing day for our staff.
Parents Night Out- Friday, Sept. 27
Join us! The first beverage is on us!
All parents in preschool to grade 8 – this night is for you.
This is casual and informal time for all school parents. Stop by between 5:30 and 7:30 at Giesenbrau Brewery.
All 2-3 year old children are invited. This is free and open to the public. Please pass this onto anyone you know who has a child this age.
Thursday, October 3
In the preschool rooms
Seeking a few new mom’s for our Home and School Association
Want to get involved in a great volunteer group? We are in need of a few new people to join our group. Our main goal is to help create a great environment at SWS for the kids and teachers. We provide snack and treats, we plan a few fun things, we help keep the school spirits high. We have only one fundraiser to help support our causes and that is our Handmade Market. Think about joining our group. We meet once each month. See Kim.
Free or Reduce price lunch applications are now due
If you think your family might qualify for the national school lunch program, please apply. It is confidential and easy. You benefit by getting free lunch and our school benefits by getting money for many different things based on the
Here are the Lunch guidelines with qualifying salary
Here is the free lunch application
Wed., Sept. 25 – 8:00 School Mass ( Gr. 5 plans)
Thurs., Sept. 26 – Gr. 5 to Cedar Lake
Fri., Sept 27 – 5:30-7:30 PM all parents social at Giesenbrau Brewery
Sat., Sept 28 – Feast of St. Wenceslaus Celebration Mass at 8:00 AM followed by the School Marathon
Wed., Oct. 2 – 8:00 School Mass (Gr. 3)
Thurs., Oct 3 – Toddler Time for 2-3 year olds – 6:00-7:00PM
Fri., Oct 4 – World Fatima Statue – 40 hours of adoration time. After 8:00 AM Mass to the next day. Kids to go at 8:30 AM.
Mon., Oct. 7 – Gr. 7/8 trip to Rosary Pilgrimage and Global Market
Tues., Oct. 8 – Home/School meeting 6:00 PM
Wed., Oct. 9 – 8:00 School Mass (Gr. 4)
Thurs., Oct. 10 – Late start at 9:00AM
Fri., Oct. 11 – Marathon Pizza Party 11:00-12:00
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 – MEA
Fri., Oct. 18 – NO SCHOOL – MEA
Preschool Families——The Schulze Early Learning Scholarship is open to students entering the 4/5-year-old preK class next fall – 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.
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
Find answers to some of your school questions. Click on the “Parent Handbook” on our school website. Listed under “Current Parents”