For the past few weeks, 1st and 2nd graders have been working on learning how to use all 10 fingers, special area keys, and where each letter is on the keyboard. Yesterday, they took the Keyboard Challenge to put their knowledge to the test and see if they could put all the keys in the correct spots.
Nearly everyone was able to get their QWERTY keyboard correct on the 1st try! Great work, Ms. Barnes and 1/2 students!
Congratulations to our Lifetime Eagles (Alums) inducted into Sacred Heart Academy's National Honor Society this week: Gracie Anderson, Avarie Adams, Elizabeth Jackson, Drew Voss, Avery Voss, Ava Hubbs, Lucy Sutherland, Lauren Thomas, Mary Elizabeth Wilmes, Bella Bootes, Claire Russell, Eva Carias, Cate Cole, Lainey Bayer, and Phoebe Fulton! We're proud of your continued academic achievements!
We have a Parishwide Advent Hands-On Service Opportunity coming up on Dec. 15 in the evening from 6 - 7:30 pm at Love the Hungry facilities here in Louisville (3103 Fern Valley Rd, Suite 107). We're calling on all volunteers, aged 5 - 105, to join us! Learn more in this video from Fr. Shayne.
We'll create an assembly line to bag meals full of nutrients for those that are malnourished globally (training included in our 90 minutes together). In just 60 minutes, with 50 volunteers, we can create 10,000 meals. Our goal is 100 volunteers - imagine the number of meals we can make and share in 1 hour!
All school and parish families are invited to join us at this event - it's a multi-generational service project. Advance sign-ups are required to ensure we can prepare for the event accordingly. Please sign up here as soon as possible.
Annually in September, our PTA sponsors our Annual Fund, a time when we call upon our school families and supporters to donate funds to support our school. We celebrate the success of the Annual Fund at our annual Eagle Walk, the first week in October, when families, grandparents, parents, and younger siblings join our students to walk through the neighborhood. Teachers, priests, and administrators also participate in a variety of activities to support the funds raised.
Each year, students who have a family member donate have their name put into a drawing for their grade level. One student from each grade level at St. Matthews and two students from our Clifton Campus were chosen this year to participate in the Wheel of Unfortunate Events. Teachers had to karaoke to popular children's movie songs, dance to popular dances, get hit in the face with a pie by the chosen student, have a water ballon popped over their head, or be slimed - all unfortunate events, yet fun for our student fundraisers!
Thank you to all of our families who joined us for the Eagle Walk, as well as donated to our Annual Fund, which raised $90,000 to support the needs of Holy Trinity!
Today, 5th grade religion classes participated in the Parish Rosary challenge. Each class went to the church to pray the rosary together. 📿
Throughout the month of October, our parish has invited everyone to pray the Rosary, as it’s International Rosary Month. Families have been challenged to invite other families into their home to pray together. Groups have gathered at church to pray together, as well. Our Scout troops have prayed together, RCIA groups, and CRHP groups. There’s still time for your family or group to participate - be sure to send a photo and list of participants to the parish office for your chance to win a Marian statue.
As part of the sixth grade's unit on Mesopotamia, they learned about Hammurabi's Code of laws by doing a breakout room this week. Students had research and learning challenges to work through in order to successfully “break out”.
PreK and 6th Grade Buddies Create Rosaries Together
Our St. Matthews 6th grade and PreK buddies met to create rosaries for the PreK students to take home over Fall Break! They measured string and counted beads, as well separated bead colors for the different decades.
How are you inviting and helping others pray this week? 🙏 📿
In honor of National Rosary Month, our parish is hosting a Rosary Challenge! We are encouraging families to invite 1 or 2 other Holy Trinity families into your home during the month of October to pray the Rosary together. Share a picture with our parish Director of Communication, Betty Jean Cobb at firstname.lastname@example.org to be posted on social media and encourage others to participate, as well. Participants will have the chance to receive a Marian statue for their home.
Update: Over 1500 books were collected, plus additional donations from a local Half Price Books store. Parishioner Sharron Hilbrecht delivered our collection of books, plus 1500 she collected individually over Fall Break. Another parent and grandparent will make a later delivery so if you have more books, please drop them off by Oct. 31. Art supplies will continue to be collected by Emelia, KYA Governor candidate, until Dec. 1.
Our Y Club KYA delegation, along with our KYA Governor Candidate, are hosting our all-school October Service Project Drives this week. On your child's way into school, or during conferences, please consider supporting one or both of the KYA Collection Efforts to support our Kentucky neighbors. Bins are in the Gathering Space and outside the Library at the St. Matthew's Campus, along with a bin at the Clifton campus.
New and gently used books for Letcher County, KY Schools, which had all of their classroom and school library books ruined in the July floods this year. Books should be appropriate for preschool through high school. Picture books, chapter books, fiction, non-fiction, etc. are all welcome and appreciated as they're working to replace more than 25,000 books.
New art therapy program supplies for Home of the Innocents. Their list, including an Amazon wishlist, is available online and includes craft supplies, construction paper, markers, crayons, scrapbooks, scrapbook paper, acrylic and watercolor paints, plastic paint brushes, paint pallets, sketchbooks, canvases, etc. (This is an ongoing drive by 8th grade governor candidate, Emelia Huff, so donations can continue to be donated to her to deliver to Home of the Innocents after Oct. 13, if interested.)
Last Call: Fall PEP After-School Class Registrations Due
PEP applications are due online by 3 pm this Friday, September 23, but... many classes are filling up so we appreciate all who can register before then. Remember to also send payment to the class's instructor by Friday morning, as well. Some prefer cash/check, others allow for Venmo.