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Weekly Office News – September 12, 2022

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update

From the Office of Principal:

Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;

Now that school has started and is running the course, we actually move into high gear within the next few months. We have so many events and activities for the students and for all adults who are connected to our school, as you can read in the newsletter this week.

In the classrooms, we have established the procedures and can now take the students into full pace with new skills and knowledge. It is fun to see all of the eager teachers planning the curriculum and engaging the children in their lessons. It is even better to see so many happy kids who are participating, collaborating, and growing in their creativity.  We certainly have a rich environment here at SWS.

With Covid restrictions off, I would encourage parents, grandparents, and friends to join us in our school building. Come for our weekly school Mass, come to the many events. come for lunch, come to volunteer, come to our school to see what we do. There is nothing like a great Catholic school atmosphere!

God is good to SWS!
Let us give thanks now and always,

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


 Dozinky Parade – Next Saturday! – September 17
We need as many parents and kids to join us as possible
(Preschool to grade 8)

We have a float that represents our school.
We are unit #30 out of 90 parade units.

1. Please wear the Red “Property of Saint Wenceslaus School ” t-shirts or another bright red shirt.
2. Meet us at our line up spot no later than 11:30-11:45.
3. Bring a bucket for holding candy to toss.

Kids in grade 3-8 can come alone but kids in preschool to grade 2 should have an adult with them.  Everyone can walk along, the littler ones can ride on the trailer/float. Parents with little kids or future students should bring a stroller to walk with us.

Stay tuned this week to parade route details and where to meet your child at the end of the parade route!

A little bribe for kids in K-8 – Two service hours for all 5-8 students plus One out-of-uniform or One no homework pass for any K-8 student who attends.

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 before Wednesday 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.

School Picture Days
School pictures are this week.
No uniforms required unless you want your child to have a picture in their uniform.

Tuesday is Preschool, 3rd – 8th
Wednesday is PreK and K – 2

Send your packet order form to turn into the photographer when they get their photo taken.
Everyone will get their picture take so that we can use these for school files and our yearbook, even if you do not purchase a packet.

Parent Information Night  – Monday, September 19.

30 Minute Class Sessions for Parents

You will learn about class procedures, special things for the year in that grade level, homework, curriculum, and more.

Please go directly to your child’s homeroom and try to be on time since each teacher only has 30 minutes (60 for grades 6-8)

Parent Night sessions

5:30-6:00 – Kindergarten 
6:00-6:30 – Grades 1 and 4
6:30-7:00- Grades 2 and 5
7:30-8:00 – Grade 3
7:00-8:00 – Grades 6-8 – rotation

Keep the marathon money coming!

We had a great first week of collections. We all need to pitch in for this fundraiser to be successful. 

Marathon for Non-Public Education

Our Goal =  $55,000. ($150 goal for each K-8 and $50 goal for each preschool)

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!

Duck Call
For event $50, student will get a choice of Duck!
$150 will allow student to choose an Elite Duck!
$500 student will get the Mega Duck!

Link to Donation Website:

Send the link to friends or put on your social media to collect donations on behalf of your child.

School Mass at 8:00am every Wednesday

All parents, grandparents, and friends of our school are invited to join us every Wednesday morning for our school Mass.

We ask that you sit in the back. All of our students in K-8 will sit with their classes and teachers up front.

Preschool families we also encourage you to come before the 9:00 preschool start time.

School Mass is planned by a different group of students each week and planned so that the students get to participate and understand.

Red “Property of Saint Wenceslaus School ” t-shirts

For kids and adults!
$15 each

 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 address directly to

Ask your child about their school family group!

All of the students in grades K-8 will be meeting in their family groups this week. Families consist of one or two 8th-graders as the leaders with kids from younger grades in the group.  Family groups meet at least once per month to do something special with each other.

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”

School Parent Association (SPA)

Want to be more involved in our school? We welcome school parents to join the SPA board. We meet monthly. It is a great way to get to know other parents. The SPA works to make our school an even greater place for our students and teachers with special treats and events throughout the year.

The SPA organizes one money making event to fund all of their projects. This is event is our Handmade Market, the annual craft show for the surrounding community.

Handmade Market- Saturday, October 29

“Like” us on Facebook 
SWS Handmade Market

We have a full slate of vendors ready with their handcrafted items. It is going to be a great craft fair. Tell all of your friends and neighbors to mark the date.


Have you completed all of your back-to-school forms?

Required paperwork is ready for you on line.

One Click here!

Calendar of Events:

Mon. Sept. 12 – Family Groups – 8:00AM
Tues., Sept. 13 – SPA (School Parent Association) meeting- 6:30PM
Tues., Sept. 13 – School Pictures for preschool and grades 3-8
Wed., Sept. 14 – First School Mass at 8:00am (Gr. 8 plans)
Wed., Sept. 14 – School Pictures for PreK and grades K-2
Thurs., Sept. 15 – SWS Volleyball – 1st Game vs Holy Cross
Sat., Sept. 17 – Dozinky Parade 12:00 Noon start (11:45 line up)
Mon., Sept. 19 – Parent information meetings with the teachers in the evening.
Wed., Sept. 21 – 8:00 School Mass (Gr. 7 plans)
Thurs., Sept. 22 – School Advisory Meeting 6:30 PM
Mon. Sept 26 – Volleyball Game vs BA
Tues., Sept. 27 – Home Volleyball game vs. St. Mary’s
Wed. Sept. 28 -8:00 Feast of St. Wenceslaus Mass (Gr. 6.2 plans)
Thurs., Sept. 29 – Home Volleyball game vs Faribault Lutheran

Saturday, October 1School Marathon Day for all Preschool – Grade 8
8:30-10:30 AM
Mon., Sept. 3 – Volleyball game vs St. Joe, Waconia
Tues., Oct. 4 – Home Volleyball game vs Holy Cross
Wed., Oct. 5 – 8:00 School Mass – (Gr. 5 plans)
Thurs., Oct. 6 – Volleyball game vs. St. Mary’s
Fri., Oct 7 –  Children’s Rosay Pilgrimage at the Cathedral – Gr. 7/8
Mon., Oct. 10 – Home Volleyball game vs United Christain
Wed. Oct. 12 – 8:00 School Mass (Gr. 4 plans)
Tues., Oct. 18 Family group lunch and recess – SPA movie event in PM
Wed., Oct. 19 – no school/ no daycare – staff going to CSCOE Summit
7th/8th grade trip to Washington DC – Oct 19-22
Thurs., Oct. 20 -No school, Club House open
Fri., Oct. 21 – No School, Club House open
Mon. Oct. 24 – Home Volleyball vs St. Joe’s
Wed., Oct 26 – 8:00 School Mass (Gr. 6.1 plans)
Thurs., – School Advisory Council 6:30 Pm.
Sat., Oct 29 – Handmade Market – 9:00-2:00PM
Sun., Oct 30 – Heavens House Carnival 9:30-10:30
Mon., Oct. 31 – Halloween Ball – 1:00-2:00PM

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2022-2023 School Calendar

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2022-2023 School Supply list

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