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Weekly Office News – April 17, 2023
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of the Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;
Teaching our children morals and values is critical. There are so many things in our society that are sinful or simply inappropriate. People begin to normalize situations or acts of our today’s culture as something that is correct. We all have our opinion and everyone wants to be free to say and do what they want. But is this what God wants?
Our faith life should be our guide to the rights and wrongs of life and culture. Jesus laid out a pretty straight course to learn and to follow. His disciples went forth after his Resurrection to preach. What do you think they spoke about? My guess is that they taught people how to be good to each other and care for society through kindness, generosity, and love.
Our Catholic school helps with this formation. However, it is the responsibility of the parents first and foremost to teach and model good morals and values in life showing respect and dignity for all, practicing forgiveness, and cultivating love. When students come to us with these skills started, then our school can far exceed the expectations as we intentionally form good, holy, and confident learners and leaders.
Let us all be holy people of God.
Now that Tax day is here, everyone who is seeking financial support should have submitted an application for financial assistance. This program is for those who have financial difficulities with the tuition payments.
Your applications are now being processed. and you will be notified if you qualify for a discount. Please wait to get an email or a letter directly from Kim Doyle telling you of your status.
Set up your TADS account for 2023-2024
You need to set up your payment plan for the following school year (2023-24). See the email from TADS instructing you to set this up. Setting up early helps you spread your payments out over more months.
Summer Club House will be Open – Fun plans are being made for the summer months.
Fun is soon to begin at the summer Club House. We are excited to have our students back for a full agenda of pool days, crafts, field trips, and more.
We are asking each family to re-enroll for the summer (This is free if your child is already in the program)
We want to know which days and weeks you will be using our programs so that we can plan our staff accordingly.
A paper registration is required. We will send these home with your child this week. Or you can click on this link to get a pdf copy to complete and return to our school.
Click to get the PDF paper registration.
Staff Appreciation Week is next week
The last week of April will be filled with special treats from our School Parent Association to our staff. This is a great time to teach your children to appreciate their teachers and other school staff members.
Have them write a thank you note to the people who work with them, say some prayers in the evening for our school staff, or tell them to come to school one day and personally thank a staff member with kind words.
Spring Concert and Living Rosary- K-8 families
Our spring concert will take place on Thursday, May 4.
Here is the schedule, in case you want to tell your family and make plans.
Guest Morning – Invite a guest.
9:00 AM – Living Rosary in the church. (Students can sit with guests to pray) Students should bring a Rosary to school if they have one.
9:30-10:00 AM – Guests go to the gym. Students go to their classrooms.
10:00 AM – Morning Concert for guests in gym.
6:30 PM – Evening Concert for parents and other family in gym.
Special Guest Day for – PreK families
Friday, May 5
Students get dropped off as usual in the classrooms by 9:00 am.
Guests arrive and go directly to the gym at 10:30 AM.
(The back parking lot doors will be open to you at 10:20 so you can park in the back and enter there.)
Activities for guest and preschoolers 10:30-11:30 AM
Students can remain in school for the remainder of their normal day or go home at 11:30 with their special guests.
Please turn in your sold Pot-o-Gold Ticket stub with the $100 payment asap.
Pot-o-Gold raffle for $20,000 prize.
Each family was given one $100 ticket
Drawing on June 9.
We have 650 to sell in total.
We still have more tickets in the office to sell.
Call or stop in if you can sell an additional ticket.
Most of our school families are all set! Thank you so much for volunteeering this year. We cannot manage to do all of the amazing events without a great volunteer crew. Your help and involvement continues to be greatly appreciated.
Those who were unable to help out or have selected to opt out, will see the buy out assessment on your TADS account in the next few weeks. If you find this assessment in error, please contact our school office.
NWEA Spring Testing
Final standardized testing to see your child’s progress this year will take place during the last week of April.
Tests consist of one session in math and reading with an additional session in language for students in grades 3 and above. Each session takes approximately 45 minutes.
Teachers will inform you of the specific days and times for testing week.
For the Love of Family
This week’s challenge:
Ask families to discuss the areas in their lives where they’re most struggling—perhaps school, a friendship, or doing chores. During the week, families can symbolically or physically visit the location where each person is struggling and pray for the person and situation. If it’s possible, make a prayer walk or visit to the location. If not, use an item in the home, such as a friend’s photograph or a textbook, as a prayer prompt.
Wed., April 19 – 8:00 Mass (Gr. K plans)
Fri., April 21 – Grade 5-8 lock-in 6:30-9:30 PM.
April 24- 28 – Teacher Appreciation Week
NWEA spring testing week.
Wed., April 26 – 8:00 Mass (Gr. 3 plans)
Thurs. April 27 – School Advisory Council 6:30 PM
Fri., April 28 PreK classes to the Arboretum
Wed., May 3 – 8:00 Mass (Gr. 5 plans)
Thurs., May 4 May Rosary/Spring Concert K-8 – Bring a special guest K-8
9:00 AM – Living Rosary in Church-students/guests
10:00 AM – Spring Concert for Special Guests in Gym
6:30 PM – Spring Concert for school parents in Gym
Fri., May 5 – Bring a special guest PreK. 10:30-11:30 AM in gym
Sat., and Sun., May 6/7 – First Communion Masses.
Sat., May 6 – CSCOE Bash
Tues., May 9 – School Endowment Bd. Meeting 4:00 PM
Wed., May 10 – 8:00 Mass ( Gr. 2 Plans)
Thurs., May 11. – Gr. 2 to sing at Praha Village
Thurs./Fri. May 11/12 – Gr. 8 to go on 8th-grade Capstone retreat
Fri. May 12 – Gr. 2,3,4 to Science Museum
Grades 5/6 Picnic day at the park.
Mon., May 15 – Music recital for voice and piano students – 6:00-8:00 PM
Wed., May 17 – 8:00 Mass ( Gr. 6 plans) – Family groups at Mass
Field Day activities and lunch
Thurs., May 18 – Alternate field day in case of rain.
School Advisory Meeting 6:30 PM
Fri., May 19 Preschool Graduation – in Gym 10:00 AM
Last day for preschoolers.
Gr. 4 to Aquatic Center
Gr. 5/6 to Grand Slam
Gr. 7 to Gymnastic Center and picnic in the park
Gr. 8 to Valley Fair
Tues., May 23 – Senior Stroll – 10:00 AM
Wed., May 24 – Last day for 8th grade
8th gr. Graduation 6:30 Pm in Church – all are welcome
Thurs., May 25 – Last day of School K-7
Picnic at Memorial Park 12:00-2:00 – all are welcome.
Club House closed May 25 – 29
Tues., May 30 – Club House open for summer
Fri., June 9 – Golf Tournament
Pot-o-Gold Raffle drawing for $20,000.
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