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Weekly Office News – September 26, 2022
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS;
This week we celebrate the Patron Saint of our parish and our school. The feast of St. Wenceslaus takes place on Wednesday, September 28.
Wenceslaus (Václav in Czech) was the Duke of Bohemia. He served the country by bringing the Christian faith to the people as taught to him by his grandmother, Ludmila. He became a Martyr at the hands of his brother, Boleslaus, who, with his pagan soldiers, murdered Wenceslaus as he was going to church for the morning Mass.
Wenceslaus lived from 907 to 935. He lived and is now buried in an area near the current city of Praha (Prague) which was central Bohemia at the time of Wenceslaus.
It is Marathon Week. Every family should come to this event if possible. It brings our community together with fun and lots of school spirit. Parents you can walk and/or visit with others. Bring a bell or horn to cheer on our kids as they do theirs laps. Plan to be at school from 8:30 – 10:30 on Saturday.
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 Total as of 9/26/22
Collected = $29,748
Goal = $55,000
Marathon Day – what to expect!
Wear your marathon t-shirt!
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 for an early lunch.
Water will be available but we suggest each child have a water bottle of their own for the run.
T-shirts this week
Thursday – wear Marathon t-shirts.
Friday – wear NP Trojan colors- Maroon and Black
We will celebrate NP Homecoming
Saturday – Wear Marathon shirts
Marathon t-shirts for sale for parents
We have some adult sizes of our marathon t-shirts.
Stop the the office or call to see if we have your size.
Marathon for Non-Public Education
Our Goal = $55,000.
Collected so far= $ 27,000
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: 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 Prague High School Homecoming
St. Wenceslaus students love to celebrate homecoming with the high school kids. We will watch the parade from our sidewalk around 1:00 PM on Friday. Kids can wear Trojan colors of maroon and black or to wear Trojan spirit wear to school on Friday.
Feast of St. Wenceslaus – September 28
Join us at our Wednesday School Mass as we celebrate our school and parish patron saint. 8:00 school Mass.
Every Tuesday (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!
Handmade Market- Saturday, October 29
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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.
Volunteers are welcome!
We welcome all volunteers to our school after more than 2 years of not having school guests due to Covid.
If your child’s teacher reaches out for helpers, you need to make sure that you are fully in compliance with our school safety standards. The safety program is called Virtus.
Contact the school for more information if you will be regularly serving as a school volunteer.
Come for lunch!
Parents are welcome to come to school for lunch. Please call ahead to get on the lunch count. Stop by the school office upon arrival. Adult lunch cost is $5.
From the School Advisory Council
We know that families are busy and sometimes it helps to have new ideas to incorporate more of the faith into your family life. We will be highlighting a family challenge in the newsletters.
For the Love of Family
This week’s challenge:
Parents and grandparents should attend the school Mass on Wednesday, September 28 at 8:00AM to help celebrate the Feast of St. Wenceslaus. For those who cannot make it, ask your kids what they learned at Mass or what was different/special about this Feast Day Mass Celebration.
(Kids sit with their teachers up front. Other guests find seating in the back.)
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
Marathon T-shirts today
Fri. Sept. 30 – Dress in NP Trojan colors for HS homecoming. Parade at 1:00.
Saturday, October 1 – School Marathon Day for all Preschool – Grade 8
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., Oct. 27 – 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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