Thank you to all who have already collected and donated bottle caps to Student Council's efforts to build a prayer walk bench from recycled bottle caps. All donations can be dropped off at Mrs. Davenport's office on students' way into class. We're on our way to collecting 200+ pounds, but still need more!
Presentation Academy's National Honor Society is also now collecting for us - so a big shout out and thank you to Pres families for being supporters, too!
Some ideas to remember:
All bottle cap donations must be cleaned before donating!
Its only caps/lids - not bottles, not contact lenses cases, not prescription bottles - just caps and lids!
Its only solid plastic items - no cardboard or styrofoam inserts (check prescription lids for these), no stickers, no metal canning tops with plastic rims - all plastic and only plastic, please!
Not sure if a cap/lid will work? If it has a 2, 4, or 5 in the recycling triangle, we'll take it!
Thanks to all for your support of this ongoing recycling effort!
First, let us say a huge thank you to the amazingly generous Holy Trinity community for getting us to 125% OF OUR GOAL in this most trying of years for many families and for our community. Thanks to you, we raised over$71,000 and 72% of families contributed!
The winners of the Annual Fund are... - 3M overall homeroom at 100%! Ms. Mitchell will have her choice of spa service at Haven Salon & Spa and the class gets a pizza party 🎉 🍕
3rd grade (overall grade winner) will receive a free dress day 🎉
Ms. Schmitt’s homeroom wins at Clifton campus! Ms. Schmitt has her choice of a spa service at Haven Salon & Spa and her class will receive a pizza party 🍕🎉
We qualified for the Friday before Spring Break off from school ☀️
We also want to give our heartfelt thanks to our Corporate Sponsors for their contributions towards the t-shirts & banners, our Annual Fund committee & Corporate Sponsorship committee (Jessica Herman & Ashley Klein), Emily Thompson for the adorable virtual wall, Nikki Bigg for tracking the donations, and our parent volunteers who helped make the Annual Fund celebration so fun!
Note: In place of our annual walk which celebrates the completion of our Annual Fund Drive, this year students enjoyed music and dancing with DJ Ms. Probus (school counselor) and her team of interns, as well as snow cones from Kona Ice. While we missed having our parents, grandparents, and special guests on campus to walk with us, this day proved fun and safe in today’s environment!
E-Sports Team Proves Victorious in First Competition
Congratulations to our HT Eagles E-Sports team, who competed and proved victorious in their first match yesterday! This team, compiled of 6th-8th graders signed up and have been practicing how to improve their online gaming skills during weekly practices. This week’s match was against a school in Chicago. We’re grateful to Mrs. Fox for bringing this opportunity to our students and working to build a bigger team and provide the necessary equipment to compete in a national league!
PreK enjoyed a collaboration with our music teacher, Mrs. Harrington. They made a glass xylophone for their science project and she brought a wood and medal xylophone to their classrooms, as well. Students had the opportunity to play each instrument and hear the various sounds that they can create! They shared, “We love making music!!”
Our faculty and staff are working hard to coordinate schedules and spaces, so that students are able to enjoy most of their lunches and snacks outside, as well as take classes outside!
5th grade has enjoyed prayer walks on our walking path and prayer reflections in our outdoor prayer garden during religion classes, as well as played Battleship in their social studies classes to practice longitude and latitude.
3rd grade has taken math classes outside to the walking path, as well as one of our classroom learning tents. They’ve also worked on their cursive outdoors with sidewalk chalk.
1st grade has enjoyed practicing spelling words and math facts outside with sidewalk chalk.
8th graders have enjoyed writing time, free reading, and vocabulary work outdoors in our church courtyard and prayer garden, as well as in outdoor classroom and field spaces.
Fr. Bill and Fr. Paul continue to meet our younger classes in PreK through 1st grade outside to read and discuss their weekly Bible stories, as well as pray together.
Annually, to celebrate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, we host a Pet Blessing for all of our students and their families. This year, with Covid protocols in place, we modified our prayer service to be able to continue you this much-loved tradition. Grades gathered in smaller groups respecting appropriate spacing and time restrictions, instead of as an entire school community. Guests weren’t able to join us - the human or animal kind- but we held pictures of our pets in our hands or in our minds to ask for God’s blessing on them, as well as us as the caretakers of God’s creation. Thank you to Fr. Bill and Fr. Paul for making this prayer service possible again this year!
October is International Rosary Month! Here at Holy Trinity, our 5th graders at both campuses, including those who are learning at home and in the classrooms, collaborated to record our Rosary prayer service. Students on both campuses tuned in online to watch and pray together.
Our Kindergarteners created Rosary decades in their classrooms using pipe cleaners and beads, while also learning the prayers and praying in their rooms.
Annually in October, Student Council determines our fall all-school service project. After much discussion, research, and a vote, Student Council is sponsoring a Toy & Game Drive for Kosair Charities from Oct. 26 - 30. As the Leadership Board stated in their proposal to Mr. Richards, "We wanted to help kids who are the same age as us enjoy some fun and happiness this year."
We are collecting new, unopened items for children ages baby to age 12. Gift ideas include board games, barbie dolls, superheroes, sports equipment, blocks, legos, etc. To keep all gifts within the same price range, they do ask that you spend $10 - $20 per gift. Student Council asks that families consider giving a gift, while also respecting that families may not be able to participate.
If a gift is purchased from Kosair's Amazon wish list, the item will be sent directly to their office. Kosair asks that you note in the comments that the gift is in conjunction with the Holy Trinity Parish School drive.
Items should be dropped off in collection bins in the Cafeteria and School Office as students enter the school building. They should NOT be wrapped. Questions can be directed to Mrs. Davenport.
From Kosair Charities: "Each year, over 500 kids and families gather at the annual Kosair Kids Holiday Party, where guests have the space and resources to safely celebrate the holidays. Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot gather together this year. However, that won’t stop us from ensuring that children in our community have a special holiday season. Thank you for your support from Student Council and your school's community this year! We really appreciate it!"
You’re invited to shop our Scholastic Book Fair online from Sept. 30 – Oct. 13. All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more. You’ll love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features:
Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
All orders ship direct to home
FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards
Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” from Sept. 30th - Oct. 13th to get started.