Dear SWCS Families,

Welcome October! The hallways and classrooms are full of enthusiasm and the students and staff are off to a great start! Students raised $349.00 for the Hurricane Relief Effort! Way to go SWCS students! Also, our staff and students hosted Grandparents Day on September 20th. This fun-filled day began with Mass and then grandparents came to the school to enjoy student presentations, songs, crafts, pictures, and cookies. Thank you to all of our grandparents, parents, and friends who visited us on Grandparents Day! Our students and staff were very excited to visit with all of you and show off what they have been learning!
Also, the students and staff would like to send out a big “THANK YOU” to all of our volunteers who help make our school a success! We know your time is valuable and we truly appreciate your willingness volunteer at St. Wendelin Catholic School in order to provide the best educational experience for our students. It is because of you that we can provide Homework Help, Extended Day, host monthly fellowship, have CYO sports, perform a musical, have Prayer Pals, and so much more! We also want to give a big “THANK YOU” to all of the volunteers, sponsors, and participants of Girly Bag Bingo! We truly appreciate our caring community that fosters the highest academic, social, emotional, and spiritual growth–the efforts of volunteers like you are a vital part of our success!
Looking Ahead: We will need volunteer CYO Basketball Coaches for both boys and girls in grades 3-8th. CYO sports is open to both students and parishioners of St. Wendelin!
BASKETBALL 2017-2018 COACHES MEETINGS:
  • Monday, October 16th (7:00-10:00 PM) at Tiffin St. Joseph (tri-deanery)
  • Tuesday, October 24th (6:00-9:00 PM) at Toledo St. Ursula Academy
  • Thursday, November 2nd (7:00-10:00 PM) at Bryan St. Patrick Parish
  • Monday, November 13th (6:00-9:00 PM) at Toledo Notre Dame Academy
  • Tuesday, November 28th (6:00-9:00 PM) at Toledo St. John’s Jesuit HS
If you have any questions, please contact Shane Burnworth (shane.burnworth@stwendelin.org).

God Bless!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Teresa Kitchen, Principal


PLANS FOR THE SCHOOL: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Dear Saints,
As we move forward creating a new model for St. Wendelin Catholic School, there have been many questions surrounding our direction. The following list is a few of the most common concerns and their answers.
1.) What is the plan for the school building(s)?
The plan is to gather as much information as possible, considering all of the parish’s needs, to make a wise decision on where best to locate our school. A year and a half ago a team of parishioners, contractors, and maintenance personnel put together a list of capital improvements needed at both the parish and at the school(s). In this list, more than $800,000 worth of repairs were identified as hot/medium needs at the Countyline Street building. In an attempt to reduce operating costs, be closer to the parish center and to provide a fresh “newer” looking school campus, we put forth an aggressive plan to investigate the viability of investing that same $800,000 in reinvigorating the Wood Street building. As such, a professional environmental study of the Wood Street property was completed in July with requests for proposals being sent to Alvada Construction, Clouse Construction, Mosser Construction, and Whitta Construction. For a variety of reasons, none of the aforementioned contractors returned a proposal. Requests for proposals then went out to two other companies and we are still awaiting their reply.
2.) Where will my kid(s) be going to school next year?
The location of our school for the 2018-2019 school year will be the Countyline Street building. With the delays experienced in evaluating the Wood Street building, even if Wood Street is deemed a good choice, it is unreasonable to expect that it would be ready to start the next school year.
3.) Why are we investigating the Wood Street building anyway? It doesn’t even have a gym.
Actually, it did have a gym (and could again if the parish wanted one!). That being said, before we can rule out any possibility we want to get firm numbers. Each campus has its own individual strengths and weaknesses with Wood Street offering enticing possibilities that Countyline Street does not, and vice versa. We just want to make sure we’ve done our due diligence when comparing our options. One thing we know for sure, something needs to be done with the Wood Street building. It either needs to be repaired or torn down. Both require funds and those numbers are unknown at this time.
4.) Is the Educational Foundation going to support the school?
Since its inception 30 years ago the St. Wendelin Schools Educational Foundation has been supporting the school in various ways and will continue to do so. If you would like to be part of the Foundation Board, three member’s terms expired this year and the board is looking for new representatives to fill their vacant seats. Contact Jeannette Lee (419-435-6692 x415) for details.
5.) What are you going to do with the sports equipment?
Our athletic program has changed, not ended. We still have athletics which require equipment and volunteers to make it a success. The Mohawk Club is still active and needs membership and support. If you would be willing to help, please contact Ryan Seibert (swcsmohawkclub@gmail.com).
We hope this brief Q & A helps our current and future school families plan for next year and beyond. There is great energy and enthusiasm swelling at SWCS. It’s wonderful! If you have questions or hear rumors (i.e. No, ProMedica did not purchase our school property), please feel free to contact me (419-435-6692 x402 · jon.hay@stwendelin.org).
Together in Christ,
Jonathan Hay