Saints School News
School News – September 9, 2019
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,
The big news this week is all about getting marathon pledges! Our school needs to raise $45,000 for this event to meet our overall fundraising budget of $181,000 for the school year.
Yes, we know that this is a lot of money but this is how we can keep our tuition to a reasonable level for all. Of course you must know that as a Catholic school we are considered “private” or “non-public” so none of your tax dollars come to our school for operations. We rely on fundraising money and donations to subsidize our school. Thus the name, “Marathon for Non-public Education”.
This is lots of work and a huge commitment from our families, but the work of it all also provide positive outcomes that you cannot beat! Parents and supporters are connected to the school and to others by helping and volunteering. The students work hard to make their school better and they become invested in their own education. We build our school family and become a greater community. Most of all, we build a place where God is real and those here can experience growing closer to God daily in prayer and study. It makes all efforts for the school worth it!
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.
8:00 start time and over by 10:00
Please note the September 28 is the Feast of St. Wenceslaus so we will begin our marathon with a School Mass in the church. All preschool to grade 8 students and their families should attend.
8:00 – 8:40 ish – Mass
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)
Back to School Forms and Paperwork
Please turn everything into the office ASAP! It is now due!
Find all the required document here for preschool and K-8
Free or Reduce price lunches are offered
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 amount of people who apply. The more who apply and qualify, the better it is for SWS.
Here are the Lunch guidelines with qualifying salary
Here is the free lunch application
Dozinky Parade – September 21
We need as many preschool and up families and students to be in the parade with us. If we are going to enter a parade unit, we want to be impressive- right!
We are unit #14 – so you will have plenty of time to be on our parade unit and still watch the rest of the parade. Yes your kids will still get plenty of candy too.
We will have a float to ride or you are encouraged to walk along. We will be handing out candy and special items to preschoolers.
Stop by the office to pick up an adult “red t-shirt”, free to parents to wear in the parade, if you did not yet get one. The students will soon be getting their own spirit wear t-shirts to wear to the parade.
The 9th Annual Brain Power Walk/Run
WHAT: 1 mile and 5K Walk/Run to support all schools in NP. WHERE: Trojan Stadium
WHEN: Saturday, September 14, 2019
7:30 am – Check-in begins
8:00 am – 5K start
8:45 am – 1 mile start
WHY: To raise funds for K-12 classroom grants for New Prague Area Schools. These grants provide innovative and creative programs that go above and beyond the typical classroom experience. All NPAS students benefit from your support!
Come for the run, stay for the fun – inflatables, games and prizes
Strollers welcome. No pets please.
Late Start Days and October 16 Staff Day
Reminder: We will participate in the 90 minute late start days along with the school district. There are 8 of these days throughout the year. School for K-8 will start at 9:00 AM on these days. This does NOT affect the preschool start time of 9:00 AM. Club House for K-8 will NOT be available at this point on the late start dates. (We are seeking a staff person but at this point there is not one available) This also does NOT affect the preschool early morning extended care which will continue to open at 7:00 AM.
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.
Wed., Sept. 11 – 8:00 School Mass ( Gr. 7 plans)
8th grade confirmation meeting
Thurs., Sept. 12 – Student Adoration time 8:30-10:30
Sat., Sept. 14 – Bran Power Walk – check in at 7:30 AM at Trojan Stadium
Mon., Sept. 16 – NWEA fall testing Wed., Sept. 18 – School Mass 8:00am (gr 6 plans)
School Advisory Meeting 7:00PM
Thurs., Sept. 19 – 90 minute late start – 9:00 AM start time
Sat., Sept. 21 – Dozinky Parade 12:00 Noon- line up at 11:30
Wed., Sept. 25 – 8:00 School Mass ( Gr. 5 plans)
Thurs., Sept. 26 – Gr. 5 to Cedar Lake
Sat., Sept 28 – Feast of St. Wenceslaus Celebration Mass at 8:00 AM followed by the School Marathon
8th Grade Parents Confirmation meeting is Wednesday.
There is a change in the 2 year confirmation program. For our SWS students this means their 1st year is while in our 8th grade program. They will receive Confirmation in the 9th grade year. Attend the required meeting to learn more.
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
Car Drop off for K-8 in the morning
Please drop off kids in the back parking lot only and not the front doors. The back is the only place that we have staff supervision and the only place that they can enter through an open door. We also ask that you DO NOT drop off until 7:10.
Find answers to some of your school questions. Click on the “Parent Handbook” on our school website. Listed under “Current Parents”
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.
For those who need after school care throught the year:
Club House: Open to students in kindergarten – Grade 8
Preschool Extended Care: -For all ages of preschool
Please click this link
or go to:
Current Families – Handbooks and Forms
(Scroll down to extended care registration or Club House registration)
Wanted: Volunteers to help serve lunch. Sign up for one day per week or one day per month. Every bit of help is appreciated.