Saints School News
School News – September 28, 2020
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,
Thank you for your wonderful participation leading up to our marathon day. The children have been so excited over their puffies. We know that they cannot do their usual door to door asks and that the adults have had to step up for this event. We would love for you to see their faces light up when they get called to come to the office and choose one of these fluffy little creatures.It is so amazing to see how grateful they are and how excited they are for this opportunity.
In general, our kids are great! They are so happy to be back in school and have been cooperative and kind to their teachers, staff, and each other. One great benefit of 2020 is that our children have had to take a pause in their lives and they now show appreciation for the things that they may have taken for granted. We pray that this attitude continues for them as time moves on.
Please help keep our school community healthy. Do what you can and encourage your kids follow safety plans by your example so that we can all continue to stay in school this school year. We can all appreciate SWS and the opportunity to learn and pray with each other!
“Pray Often, Work Hard, Trust God”
“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)
September 29: Parenting: Stress and Anxiety in School-aged children
October 8 or 21: Strategies for raising Resilient children
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 and not to the teacher.
Our school Mass is for the school children K-8 and teachers only!
We do not have room in the church to include parents at this time.
Technology Committee – Want to join?
Are you interested in helping make the school technology better? We have a committee and we are looking for a few members. There will be 4 – 5 Online Google Meets this year. The first one is on Wednesday. Contact Kim
Auction/Gala for SWS – 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 wants to help this year? Contact Kim
Night of Light Gala – to support the Aim Higher Foundation
This wonderful foundation supports many of our school families with financial aid scholarships.
Host a watch party for a chance for our school to win $1000.
6:00-7:00 PM on Friday, October 9.
Click the link to sign up.
COVID Symptoms and Close Contact – so confusing????
Here is a parent guide
Students coming to school with symptoms will be sent home along with all siblings. It is best if you keep your child home before we have to send them home
4 major symptoms – just one sends you home with siblings
1. Cough – new or worsening
2. Fever – 100.4
3. Loss of taste and smell
4. Difficulty or trouble breathing
Other symptoms – two of these = go home with siblings
Sore throat, nausea, muscle pain, excessive fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, chills, nasal congestion, or a runny nose
Many symptoms are common illnesses of children. Some will require automatic send home as usual and 24 hours out of school – fever of any degree, vomit, or diarrhea even if it is the one and only issue these normally require a trip back home.
Close contact means automatic quarantine of no less than 14 days.
This is for those tested – negatvie, positive, or not tested at all!
Please check your child’s mask to make sure it fits well, covering the nose and mouth snuggly. If you need a new one, please let us know. We have a limited supply of cloth masks in the office.
Here is a new link from the Minnesota Department of Health that explains masks in simple terms.
Although other kinds of masks might be approved, at SWS we are asking for cloth or paper with elastic behind the ears because these seem to be touched less and stay up more. Please check to make sure your childs mask in not too thin or does not have any vents. If it is a gaiter style, this mask must be thick enough so as to not allow droplets out (can you blow out a candle with your mask on?). Some that are on the market are just not appropriate!
From the Executive Order of the Governor- “CDC recommends using two layers of fabric when making a cloth face covering. Face coverings that are made of thinner single-layer fabric such as certain types of scarves, neck gaiters, or bandannas may not be as effective for source control.”
Club House for grades K-8 will be open on some non-school days this year.
There are 3 days this fall that have no regular school classes.
October 15 and 16 for MEA , and November 5 for conferences
Please sign up by this link:
Preschool parents – special arrangements may be available if you need this service. Please email directly to Kim.doyle@swsaints
Mon., Sept. 28 – Feast of St. Wenceslaus School Mass at 8:00 ( Gr. 7 plans)
Parish Mass for the feast day is at 5:00
Mon., Sept. 28 – School Marathon Event Challenge for Students
Wed. Oct 7 – 8:00 school Mass ( Gr. 6) – Last day to turn in marathon money.
Fri., Oct. 9 – Night of Lights Virtual Event for the Aim Higher Foundation 6:00- 7:00 PM
Tues., Oct 13 – Home/School meeting 6:00 PM
Wed., Oct 14 – 8:00 school Mass (gr. 5 plans)
Thurs., Oct 15 – MEA No School
Fri., Oct 16 – MEA No School
Wed., Oct. 21 – 8:00 school Mass ( gr.4 plans)
Wed., Oct 21 – School Advisory Meeting- 6:30 PM
Sat., Oct. 24 – Tentative preschool/toddler event
Wed. Oct. 28 – 8:00 school Mass ( gr. 4 plans)
Thurs., Nov. 5 – NO School – Teacher Conferences
Saints Return 2020
Stay up-to-date on all activities that take place in 2020
– Latest learning plans for the 2020 year
– Resources for parents
– Links to teachers pages
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