Holy Trinity Student Council would like to thank all students and parents who participated in our annual March Madness Spirit Day this year. We raised over $1200 to split between and support the work of Hand in Hand Ministries in Appalachia and Free the Children's work with families overseas. We will purchase 5 goats to support 5 families and fill HIH's food pantry with 1000s of pounds of food this spring!
Holy Trinity Parish, School, Student Council, and Catholic Relief Services would like to thank all families who participated in our annual Catholic Rice Bowl initiative again this year. Rice Bowls are still being brought in, so we don't have a total yet, but we appreciate you supporting this effort which supports those living in Louisville, Kentucky, the United States, and abroad. If you haven't returned your family's collection efforts, please do so this week before Easter and Spring Break! Checks to Holy Trinity w/Rice Bowl in the Memo Line, Checks to Catholic Relief Services, or Cash is accepted!
This week, the 1P first grade classroom hosted their author's celebration! Students shared their stories which includes a cover page, a table of contents, various pages with questions, information, and pictures. The work concluded with an author's informational page. Great work first grade! Thanks for sharing your awesome writing with others and teaching them something new!
In Book Club, Mrs. Bissmeyer's Kindergarten students became Word Detectives when they revealed the first two letters of a word and tried to guess what word they thought would appear. The students made a list by spelling all of the words they guessed, and then they voted for their favorite guess. The detective read the card and revealed the correct word and picture. It was great fun for the students. Great work, Mrs. Bissmeyer!
Noodleball is a game the 2nd graders are learning to play in PE classes this week. It works on cardiovascular endurance, balance, agility, and speed. The students have so much fun when participating in team games. The students also learn that sportsmanship and communication is a must in Physical Education. Great work 2nd Grade!
This past week, the fourth grade made Easter bags for the children of Golden Arrow, their mission. The students and their families donated items and then filled more than 64 bags for the center. The students also practiced Lenten almsgiving by earning and donating $5 each to the center. Great work 4th Graders. We're proud of you!
Fifth graders traveled to various stations investigating sound waves and how sound waves move through the three states of matter. THe students charted their notes and shared their learning with others.
8th Graders Complete 2nd Mission Trip to Appalachia this Year
This past week, sixteen eighth graders spent 3 days in Appalachia, specifically Eastern Kentucky, serving others. After unloading items for their food pantry and items for their weekly yard sale, they spent time building a 30 foot sidewalk & wheelchair ramp for someone in a wheelchair, ripping out and repairing a rotted floor, and replacing a kitchen floor that the homeowner had fallen through while cooking breakfast for her kids. They also helped clean up the homes to help the home owners be proud of what they provide their children. The students shared that they met many new great people! The students all served others, while also learning how blessed and lucky they are to live in Louisville with their parents and families. On Monday's morning WHTS news, the students shared, "Unfortunately, many people there don't make enough money to buy food for their families or repair their homes. Some don't even have electric or running water!"
Therefore, the students, along with Student Council, have organized a March Madness Spirit Day, are continuing to work together to change that. 80% of the money raised with this day will help the efforts in Appalachia- by providing food, water, and home repairs! The other 20% will support families overseas, with the purchase of a goat for families. As the students shared in the morning news this week, "Wear a T-shirt or sweatshirt representing your favorite college team and donate $2 to support others! 5th & 6th grade - your spirit day will be Wednesday! Remember, $2, your favorite college t-shirt and jeans or uniform or resource day pants or shorts is all it takes to help someone else! Thanks for participating!"
This week, many of our teachers are hosting their VIP Night Auction Parties. Thank you to all of our parents who supported our school by purchasing these great activities. Thank you also to our teachers who are donating their time, talent, and treasure to host these great parties! Finally, thank you again to PTA for organizing and carrying our our great annual VIP Night Fundraiser.
Third Grade has Revolutionary War Boston Tea "Party" and Visitor
The third grade recently read the Magic Tree House Research Guide to the American Revolution. They celebrated with a reenactment of the Boston Tea party. The girls crafted bonnets from fabric and ribbon and the boys made paper tricorn hats. To honor the spirit of the time period, they had raspberry tea and ginger and molasses 'biscuits' (British for cookies)- Yum!
One class also had a "revolutionary" visitor last week! Mr. Bitter, grandfather of student Grayson L in 3L, came dressed as a confederate soldier to share his wealth of knowledge of the time period with his grandson's 3rd grade class. Students enjoyed hearing about the typical life of a soldier and getting a close look at various artifacts.
Kindergarten Writes about How They're Lucky on St. Patrick's Day
For St. Patrick’s Day, the KC Kindergarten class wrote about how lucky they are. The children used lucky pencils and wore lucky green and gold mustaches. The Kindergarten children are now able to write complete sentences, use an uppercase letter to begin the sentence, and end it with a period. They have worked to edit their writing to be able to publish this work by hanging it in our hallway. They wrote that they were lucky to have moms and dads who love them, lucky to have great houses to live in, and that they are lucky to have siblings who love them and play with them. Some also wrote that they were lucky to have parents who coach their teams. Great friends that they have made at Holy Trinity were also mentioned as making them feel lucky. We feel pretty lucky to have these students in our classrooms. Great work Kindergarten!