The first grade has been learning about Pope Francis! The students have enjoyed learning the role of the Pope, facts about Pope Francis, and discussing similarities and differences between the Pope and Father Mark. We were lucky to have Mrs. Davenport as a guest speaker this week to share her experiences visiting the Vatican during spring break. The students really enjoyed seeing Mrs. Davenport’s pictures, especially her video of the Pope in the Pope Mobile!
The fifth grade had a special treat with yesterday's math lessons. Longtime professor of mathematics at the University of Louisville, Dr. Karen Karp, came in to teach the students a lesson in order to obtain research for an article she is writing that could be featured in a Mathematics Journal! Mrs. Cohan taught the lesson to the first two blocks of the day and collected data, then Dr. Karp and her colleague Dr. Sarah Bush came in during the last group of the day, so all the students enjoyed the same math activity today. Great work students! We hope to see your work featured soon!
2nd graders started their biography unit this past week. They will be studying a famous person from history over the next few weeks by reading a “Who Was” biography book. They are working in reading groups with other students led by teachers and parent volunteers. The students record important facts and traits about their famous character. At the end of the unit, students will write and memorize a speech about their character. The will dress up as their character and recite their speeches for their Wax Museum in May. Thank you to all the parent volunteers. Stay tuned for more updates throughout this exciting project!
4th graders are super digital citizens! They have been learning about how to be safe online in preparation for their class blogs. They created blog posts with digital citizen superheroes and came up with ways to help Holy Trinity students learn about online safety and to prevent cyberbullying. They each presented and shared their information and enjoyed gaining feedback from family memebers who read their password-protected blog posts. Great Work 4th Grade!
Prior to Spring Break, the fifth grade class participated in a couple events in preparation for their trip to Junior Achievement's BizTown. First, they heard speeches by the three candidates for mayor and voted for their mayor. Then, each student went through the interview process for a job at BizTown. While they may have been nervous, the parent volunteers reported that that did an excellent job! Fifth grade students will visit BizTown and run their own city on April 28. Good luck 5th Grade!
Student Council Participates in End Child Abuse Rally
Recently, members of our Student Council were invited to represent Holy Trinity students and their participation in the Speak Up, Be Safe program at the first annual End Child Abuse Rally for Kentucky and Indiana. The rally included elected officials from both states, as well as leaders in our community working to end child abuse. Our students began the walk across the Big Four Bridge with a "Speak Up, Be Safe" chant. Great Job Students!
Check out the Courier Journal article on the event and their participation here: http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2016/03/30/bevin-others-join-rally-end-child-abuse/82386224/
Community Summer Camps, Remedial Activities, & Tutoring List Now Available
Are you looking for a summer camp, remedial activity, or summer tutor for your child? If so, Mrs. Davenport, Director of Student Activities, and Mrs. Watkins, Director of Student Achievement, have worked together to compile a packet of resources from our Holy Trinity and Louisville communities. Check it out on our HTPS webpage under the Resources tab.
This weekend, we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday. As you leave Mass, families will be handed a Passport to Mercy, a booklet prepared by the Archdiocese that lists the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, along with suggestions for practicing them. Choose one or more works of mercy to perform sometime during the Easter season. Then, record your action on a paper dove (doves can be found in a basket beneath the wall hanging of the Works of Mercy). The acts of mercy represented on the doves will be offered to God at our Pentecost liturgies. May the power of the Risen Christ propel you to good works in His name!
Teachers will offer Summer PEP classes here at Holy Trinity from July 25-29, 2016 for incoming Kindergarten through 8th grade Holy Trinity students. Be sure to turn in registrations and payments by May 13, 2016 to each class's instructor.
Throughout the year, Ms. Probus, our school counselor works with students on PeaceBuilder lessons, as well as conflict resolution solutions. She works with students on how to be a better friend, as well as what to do when someone may not be the best friend. This week, Ms. Probus has been working with both our second and third grade classrooms. Last week, she was in our 5th grade classrooms. Thank you Ms. Probus for always helping us be the best friend and student that we can be!