Holy Trinity Parish School would like to become involved in hosting cultural exchange students here at Holy Trinity. We are currently working with Faces & Our Cultures, a program pairing students from schools in Guatemala to families and schools in the United States. Families would host their exchange students from around Oct. 19 to Dec. 19, 2014 (the Guatemalan school vacation) and need to have a child in 6th-8th grade here at Holy Trinity Parish School.
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Holy Trinity Gives 1,798 Hours of Service for Give a Day
As a Compassionate School of Louisville, Holy Trinity Parish School pledged to participate in Mayor Greg Fischer’s and the City of Louisville’s Give a Day Service Projects. Throughout the weeks of April 8-17, 2014, students, faculty, and families at Holy Trinity Parish and School completed various service projects totaling 1,798 hours of service to others.
School Choice Scholarships is an organization that works to change the lives of children through education. They believe all children should have access to a quality education. They serve low-income families with children in Kindergarten through 8th grade throughout the Louisville, Kentucky, area who want the best possible education at their choice of schools. They work to help offset the cost of private and parochial schools for families with financial need. Interested in more information or appying for funding? Visit their website!
The Holy Trinity PTA was pleased to be host the second Wellness Week this week. Knowing how important good nutrition and exercise are to the mental and physical well-being of our children, Wellness Week combined grade specific presentations, healthy snacks, and the brand new “Try Me” day, to give the students a week of accurate and interesting information regarding nutrition and exercise.
This week, 6th Grade participated in a Mock Refugee Camp organized by Catholic Charities here at Holy Trinity. Students discussed the requirements, as well as struggles that many face when coming to America and other countries. Students discussed the difficulties involved in receiving the required education, healthcare, and necessary food while preparing to come to America. Following this great experience, students wrote welcome letters to give to refugees coming to America upon their arrival here at Louisville's Airport. These great events are part of their annual work with Catholic Charities as their mission, as well as their studies of cultures from around the globe in Social Studies class.
This week, 25 students from our school's 8th grade and our parish's GIFT Religious Education program, along with 12 of our parents and staff members, went to Appalachia to complete service work. Students assisted Hand In Hand Ministries in updating Little League Baseball Fields, stocking food pantries, building an educational resource center, demolishing a rotten porch & building a new wheelchair ramp, grading and moving dirt for various areas, and numerous other projects during their 48 hours in town. Great work 8th grade and thank you for your service to others!
March Madness Spirit Day Supports Special Olympics
Student Council invited all students to participate in a Spirit Day to support their Appalachian Efforts and Special Olympics Kentucky. Students who participated donated at least $1 to wear the shirt of their favorite college team on the kick-off to NCAA's March Madness Basketball tournament. Through this effort, Holy Trinity was able to donate $339.50 to Special Olympics. Great Work Eagles!
To support the Catholic Relief Services initiative for Rice Bowl, our parish and school families collected money throughout Lent. Challenges were given based on what others need, as well as what we are fortunate to have in our own lives. After this week's collection, we are proud to announce that Holy Trinity raised $2,363.47 through our CRS Rice Bowl initiatives. 75% of the proceeds will go to support CRS efforts around the globe, while 25% will stay right here in Kentucky! Great work Holy Trinity!
Because of our nomination as a Compassionate School of Louisville, we were invited to attend Kentucky's We Day, a celebration of all the work done by schools as part of the Me to We Program. Our 6th Grade Student Council Members attended, donating 60+ pairs of school uniform pants and 35+ school supplies, to learn more about how their work in our community can continue to help others.