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Weekly Office News – September 19, 2022

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update

From the Office of Principal:

Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;

I am so proud of our school staff this year. In the past few weeks we have worked hard as a staff to gel together and learn with and from each other. We have quite a number of new teachers in our school and we have an equal number of staff members who are mentoring and guiding.  We are living out what we preach. This is a spirit of collaboration, acceptance, patience, and teamwork.  

One of the special things we are gifted with in teaching/working in a Catholic school is our focus on our own spirituality. We learn so that we can teach. We practice so that that we can model. We pray and worship so that we are authentic in our love for God.

Souls on fire for God!

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


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

Emergency Calling System- All-School Broadcast

We will be conducting a trial call for our emergency calling system this week.

The trial call will take place on Tuesday, September 20 between 6:00PM and 7:00PM.

If you DO NOT get a call, please let us know so we can check on the number in our records.

If you want to add an additional number to receive the emergency calls, please let us know this too.

Contact and

Emergency calls are mostly sent out for snow days, late starts and early dismissals due to weather, but are also in place for the case of a greater emergency such as a lock down, fire, or even broken pipe in the school when we must evacuate or close the building. Parents are given the full instructions for the emergency through this calling notice.

Marathon Day – what to expect!
The marathon consists of kids and parents walking or running a course around our St. Wenceslaus campus. Everyone can do it! You can go one lap or many laps.

For every lap around the course, there is a prize table at the end. The more laps, the bigger the prizes.

8:30-9:00 – check-in. Each student must check-in and gets a lap tally pinned to their back.
9:00-10:00 – running and walking – go to homeroom teacher for a tally after each lap.
10:00 – prize tables open
10:30 – event concludes

There will be coffee/donuts upon arrival.
The local Knights of Columbus will be there to serve us hot dogs and chips.

Water will be available but we suggest each child have a water bottle of their own for the run.

Marathon for Non-Public Education

Our Goal =  $55,000. 

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.

Toddler Tuesdays
Beginning – Tuesday, September 20th and every Tuesday after. (On days when school is in session)

8:00 AM -10:00 AM

Come when you can and bring your friends and neighbors who also have toddlers- ages 1-4/5. Kids can run around in the gym.  Our PE teacher, Mrs. Turner, will be there too and provide some of the school equipment for even more fun.

Park in the school parking lot and enter through the main doors near the gym. Someone will be there to let you in. If the door is locked, just want in the lobby. We will find you!

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.

Thank you parade participants

We had such a great presence in the parade. More than one parish member stopped me as I was walking back to my car after the parade to tell me how proud they were of our school in the parade.

We are especially appreciative of all of the parents who walked along the route with us.

Grandparents and Friends of the School
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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

Handmade Market- Saturday, October 29

“Like” us on Facebook 
SWS Handmade Market

We have a full slate of vendors ready with their handcrafted items. (66+ vendors) It is going to be a great craft fair. Tell all of your friends and neighbors to mark the date.


Heads up for October 19
We will not have the school open on this date. The School staff will be joining all other Catholic school staff members from our 79 schools of the Archdiocese. There will be nearly 2500 Catholic school staff members gathered.

This event is called the Summit of Excellence. It takes place at the Minnneapolis Convention Center and begins with Mass with Archbishop Hebda, followed by workshop learning sessions.

Club House and preschool are closed too.


Calendar of Events:

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
Mon., Sept. 26 – Gr. 5 Field Trip
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 Rosary Pilgrimage at the Cathedral – Gr. 7/8
Mon., Oct. 10 – Home Volleyball game vs United Christian
Wed. Oct. 12 – 8:00 School Mass (Gr. 4 plans)
Tues., Oct. 18 Family group lunch and recess
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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