Saints School News
Weekly Office News – September 5, 2022
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;
One word…… Marathon….!
We had our kick-off assembly and handed out instructions and marathon t-shirt. The kids were very excited. This event is always so amazing each day at school as the students in all grades anticipate being called to the office for a prize and competitions begin with fun.
It is also critical to our school funding and we count on it to be successful! Please join in the fun and spread the word to your friends and relatives. It is a great way for people to support the school.
Kim Doyle, Principal
“”And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: This is the first commandment.” Mark 12:30
Marathon for Non-Public Education
We are collecting money now with a goal to raise $55,000.
The event takes place on Saturday, October 1.
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Students will walk or run for prizes.
Parents will walk/run for fun!
For event $50, student will get a choice of Duck!
$150 will allow stiudent to choose an Elite Duck!
$500 student will get the Mega Duck!
Link to Donation Website: https://saintwenceslaus.ejoinme.org/marathon2022
Send the link to friends or put on your social media to collect donations on behalf of your child.
New at School
New Security System
During the summer months, we installed a new camera security system within our school and around our parish campus. We now have cameras monitoring the entire outside of our school, church, playground, parking lots, all entrance doors, and rectory. We also have cameras located within the school and church buildings. Camera are on 24/7 and keep recordings of all activities that take place in the hallways and especially at each entrance. We hope this will keep all of us safer and keep bad people away. We have one more addition still to install at the preschool doors where we are adding a buzz-in feature for preschool staff to use to allow parents into the building at pick up and drop off times via video camera and speaker.
108 new shades were installed into the school. They are wonderful and are keeping the sunshine controlled within the classrooms. They will also make our classrooms look so much nicer from both inside the building and from the outside too. We still have 5 more windows to complete to make our entire school new with our window coverings. Thank you to our Starry Night Gala donations from Fund-a-Need.
New Clevertouch boards
Funded totally by our Starry Night Gala donations, we are so excited to have 11 new Clevertouch boards in our classrooms. Basically, they are like giant computer screens that teacher use to instruct the children. All teachers went through a full day of training to use their new board. We are so appreciative that our school community supports our ambitions and strong drive to make our school so advanced in the use of technology thus enabling the studetns to grow using the best instruction tools.
—–(A huge shout out to Joan May, our technologist, who works hard all year long and worked all summer making our school a top-notch place for education that is filled with the finest devices and premier programing that is availalbe. We are so lucky to have her.)
Dozinky Parade – Calling all parents
and kids preschool to grade 8
We have a float in the Dozinky parade on September 17 at noon. We need as many parents, staff members, and kids in all grades to join us. Little ones can ride the float and adults and kids can walk along.
We are unit #30 our of 90 parade units.
Red “Property of Saint Wenceslaus School ” t-shirts or another bright red shirt.
Dozinky Parade Candy
We need lots and lots of candy for tossing in the parade. Please help if you can:
1. Send a cash donation ($5 or $10) to the office and one of our School Advisory Council members will make a trip for candy and deliver it to our float on parade day.
Bring a large bag or two of tossing candy when you join us to walk in the parade.
Each person, student or adult should bring a bucket like the kind from ice cream to carry the tossing candy.
Red “Property of Saint Wenceslaus School ” t-shirts
For kids and adults!
Call the school office to get your t-shirt. 952-758-3133
Looking for Grandparents and Friends of the School
We want to add you to our email list so that you receive all of the weekly updates. Send email adresses directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Put money in your family lunch account!
One account per family.
Each time the student has lunch, milk/juice then the funds get deducted. You get an automated text when your account falls below $20.
If your family qualifies for free lunch with K-8 students, then be sure to still have funds for milk/juice selection at snack time or for a 2nd lunch.
Lunch PreK-8 = $3.00
Milk at lunchtime with a lunch from home = $.50 per carton
K-8 Snack time milk/ juice selection = $.50
Extra 2nd or double up lunch = additional $1.50
It is not too late to get the benefits of free lunch for your child
Look at the chart above. If your salary is at or below what is listed here, then your kids qualify and can get a free lunch each day.
Filling out this application greatly helps the school in obtaining many other state and federal grants.
Please apply if you qualify by clicking here for the form or get it from the school office. Fill it out and send it back in a sealed envelope marked “Confidential for Kim Doyle”
Parent Information Night – Save the date
Teachers in grades K-8 will each hold a 30 minute session in their classroom on Monday, September 19. They will tell you about class procedures, special things for the year in that grade level, homework, curriculum, and more.
Watch for a specific schedule to come out for each grade level.
Car Pick up and Drop off
For K-8 cars: Dropping off K-8 students in the am between (7:10-7:25) and pick up at (2:30- 2:40).
Please drop off/ pick up in the back parking lot only.
All cars should do one of the following:
1. Park your car in the 2nd tier lot away from the school. Walk your child to the crossing guard to cross at the cross walk and enter at the Parish Activity Center Doors.
2. Drive-by drop off. All cars need to enter the drop off line from the south. Please pull as far up in the drop off area as possible. Have all kids jump out of the car on the school side of car only. Exit in a line heading north towards the hospital.
Cars – Please do not weave in and out trying to get ahead of the car in front of you. Take your turn and wait in line to move forward.
Pick up at the end of the day is the same routine. Either park and have your child cross over the crosswalk to meet you or do the drive by pick up.
Preschool parents –all drop off and pick up at the preschool doors located on Columbus Avenue. Parents are welcome to bring the children inside. Those who pick up at noon or at 3:00PM will usually find the children on the playground and they will dismiss from there (wait outside of the gate)
Have you completed all of your back-to-school forms?
Required paperwork is ready for you on line.
One Click here!
Tues., Sept 6 – Staff retreat – No School or Childcare
Wed., Sept. 14 – First School Mass at 8:00am (Gr. 8 plans)
Sat., Sept. 17 – Dozinky Parade 12:00 Noon.
Mon., Sept. 19 – Parent information meetings with the teachers in the evening.
Wed., Sept. 21 – 8:00 School Mass (Gr. 7 plans)
Wed. Sept. 28 -8:00 Feast of St. Wenceslaus Mass ( gr. 6.2 plans)
Save the Date!
Saturday, October 1 – School Marathon day for all Preschool – Grade 8
Fri., Oct 7 – Children’s Rosay Pilgrimage at the Cathedral – Gr. 7/8
Wed., Oct. 19 – no school/ no daycare – staff going to CSCOE Summit.
Thurs., Oct. 20 -No school, Club House open
Fri., Oct. 21 – No School, Club House open
Click here for the
2022-2023 School Calendar
Click here for the
2022-2023 School Supply list
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