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Weekly Office News – September 27, 2021

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update

From the Office of Principal:

Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;

This week we celebrate the Feast Day for St. Wenceslaus, our church and school patron. Wenceslaus was a prince in Bohemia and was murdered by his brother who wanted to take the throne from him when he was chosen to be king. Good King Wenceslaus is known for being kind to the poor and being loyal to God, spreading the Word of God while performing kind acts of generosity to even the poorest and crippled of his subjects.

St. Wenceslaus is a good model for our school. At SWS, we continually work on various service opportunities where we can be generous and good to others who are in need. We deliberately plan activities that teach our students about the local needs, the needs of our greater society, and the needs around the world.  We do collections, we do service activities, and we write letters/pictures for those who may need us.

Let us model our lives like St. Wenceslaus, being kind and good people.


Kim Doyle, Principal

“Be Still and Know that I am God” – Psalm 46:10


Feast of St. Wenceslaus – Tuesday, September 28
Celebrate our Patron Saint

School Mass 8:00 AM (Gr. 5 plans)
Adoration in the morning in church – open to all.
Fr. Eugene will do a procession with the Blessed Sacrament around the campus at Noon – Blessing north, south, east and west sides of the campus.

Marathon Day Instructions – This Saturday, October 2
1. Arrive by 8:45 AM
2. Coffee/donuts available from our School Parent Association.
3. 9:00 AM – Welcome, Prayer, and Ready/Set/Go…..
4. Kids can run/walk around SWS Parish campus for as many rounds as they wish within 1 Hour time frame. 9:00 AM-10:00 AM.
5. For every round walked or run, kids get one ticket. (save tickets for prizes)
6. Parents join in by walking at least one round – or many…… Strollers and wagons welcome for the little kids.
7. When rounds are done, kids can cash-in tickets for prizes at the prize table.
8. Hot dogs and chips served by the Knights of Columbus. Popcorn served by teachers.
9. 10:30 – go home and relax

The more rounds
The more tickets
The more prizes

It is going to be a great Marathon Day!

Marathon Donation Link

Easy for obtaining donations from friends and family.

Wildcat Power!
The symbol of the wildcat is a cute way to talk about our school. We are not changing our mascot . We are still the St. Wenceslaus Saints. We will have fun wildcat activities this year. Maybe next year we will be the woodpeckers or skunks?

Last call!
Our federal report is now due and the NUMBERS count!

Lunch application form
If you meet this financial qualification – then PLEASE fill out this form.
Click to see financial criteria.

All lunch is free this year due to a grant from the USDA. We still need as many of the forms filled out as possible to get other financial supports.

Did you miss the session with Dr. Jules?

Dr. Julene Nolan offers free webinar sessions each month   exclusive for Catholic school parents.

Here is a YouTube recording – click here

Parenting during the pandemic, conflict in our communities, going back to school, and the uncertainty that has plagued us over the last 18 months have made our jobs as parents even more difficult.  Many of us are worried about how to move forward as we once again enter a school year that will likely be influenced by the pandemic. In this session we will bring it back to the basics of sound, practical parenting. What to attend to, what to let slide, how to protect our child’s mental health without “snowplowing” away the experiences they need to become strong and resilient.

Birthday treats
Birthday treats must be individually sealed and each individually sealed item is further sealed inside of a larger box or bag. – Example box of fruit snacks that is sealed and inside the box are 12 sealed packets. This is so teachers can easily handle treats and serve with sanitized hands. Students may not distribute snacks.

No boxes of bakery donuts, cookies, or cupcakes, please.

What is the difference for instruction and homework?

Covid illness or forced quarantine: The school will follow one of the plans outlined in our safety plan for instructions and homework.

Child ill with other aliment: Homework given upon return to school due one day late for each day ill.

Vacation: No work given ahead of time unless the teacher initiates. Work is given upon return and due one day for each school day gone, no distance learning provided. Parents – please do not ask or expect a teacher to provide work to your child for vacation periods. This is excessive work for the teacher in most cases.

SWS Parent Association 

All parents are welcome to be a part of the School Parent Association!

We meet monthly. This is a great way to meet new people and to become an involved member of our school community. We would LOVE to have you join us.

The next meeting in on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 6:00 PM.


Wanted:  Fleece cutting Moms or Dads!
The school was given a room full of fleece as a donation. We want to turn this fleece into blankets to give to the elderly and poor this winter. 

Kim is organizing parents who are able to spend time cutting fleece so the children can tie it. We want each child to make a blanket so we will be cutting 200 plus fleece blankets getting them ready for the next step.

Ideally parents can work in pairs or teams to lay out the fleece and cut it.  You can choose the best time to work each week – but we know that on Friday AM the gym will be open and we can set up working tables.

Contact Kim if you are able to cut fleece. State the best time or day for you to come in and she will set up teams of fleeece cutters! All you need to bring is a sharp sissors to cut fabric.

Late Start Days  – School will start at 9:00 AM on these days  (This is district-wide)  90 minutes late start for K-8. Plan ahead!
October 14
November 11
December 9
January 13
February 10
March 10
April 7
May 12

These late starts do not affect the preschool in any way. Preschool schedules are normal wth extended care starting at 7:00 AM and class starting at 9:00 AM,

Back-to-School 2021

Covid Protocols

Calendar of Events:

Mon., Sept. 27 – Gr. 5/6 Field Trip- Cedar Lake
Mon., Sept. 27 – Home volleyball games 4:30 and 5:30.
Tues., Sept 28 – Feast of St. Wenceslaus Mass 8:00 AM (Gr. 5 plans – Smisek)
Adoration in the morning in church
Procession with the Blessed Sacrament around the campus at noon blessing north, south, east and west sides of the campus.
Wed., Sept. 29 – K-8 Family Groups 8:00-8:30
Wed., Sept. 29 – HIstory Tour of NP – Gr. 6
Thurs., Sept. 30 – Ney Nature Center Field Trip – grades 2, 3, 4

Fri., Oct 1– Gr. 6 Marathon Service Project
Sat., Oct. 2 – School Marathon 8:45-10:30 AM
Mon., Oct. 4 – Home volleyball games 4:00 and 5:00
Fire Prevention Week
Tues., Oct. 5 – Home volleyball games 4:30 and 5:30
Wed., Oct. 6 – 8:00 Mass (Gr.5 plans – Jury)
Thurs., Oct 7 – Gr. 7/8 Rosary Pilgrimage
Fri., Oct 8 – Family Group recess and lunch
Tues., Oct 12 – Home Volleyball game 4:30
Tues., Oct 12 – SWS Parent Association Meeting 6:00 PM
Wed., Oct. 13 – 8:00 Mass ( Gr.4 plans)
Thurs., Oct. 14 – Late start for K-8 (9:00AM)
Fri., Oct. 15 – Home volleyball games 4:30 and 5:30
Wed. Oct. 20 – 8th gr. trip to Washington DC
Wed., Oct 20 8:00 Mass (Gr. 2 plans)
Thurs., Oct. 21 – NO School MEA
Fri., Oct. 22 – No School MEA
Wed., Oct. 27 – 8:00 School Mass -( Gr. 3 plans)
Thurs., Oct 28 – School Advisory Council Meeting 6:30 (click for more news)
Sat., Oct 30 – Handmade Market 9:00-2:00

Handmade Market
October 30, 2021

Exclusive handmade crafts and gifts.  Shopping from 9:00-2:00.

Breakfast treats and Lunch for sale.

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