A reminder as you prepare for the next school year - - All active employees and volunteers must have attended a Safe Environment training program within the past five years to interact with students, as well as have a current background initiated in the last 5 years.
If you attended a Safe Environment Training workshop prior to 2016, you'll need to participate in a class again to make your record current before next school year (by August 15). First-time participants must attend in person. Employees and volunteers may participate in their updated training online, if they choose to do so, or attend in person again.
All volunteers and employees must continue to have a background check completed within the last 5 years to work with students in any capacity.
Questions regarding the Archdiocese requirements or your date specifics and need to attend another training can be directed to Scott Fitzgerald at firstname.lastname@example.org with the Archdiocese, or Bruce Hines at email@example.com or Mary Scott Herrington at firstname.lastname@example.org at Holy Trinity. Payment to cover the cost of the background check, once requested via email, should be sent to Mary Scott's attention, as well.
Congratulations Governor's Scholar Program Nominees
Congratulations to Lifetime Eagles, Sophia Rogers at Mercy and Shelby Davis at Sacred Heart, who were selected to participate in the 2022 Governor's Scholars Program! They are part of the 51 Archdiocese students recognized by the state program, invited to participate, and celebrated in last week's Record. Good luck!
Annually, the Student Council tries to limit our environmental waste of school supplies at the end of the year. While 5th - 8th grade students have the opportunity to donate items in collection bins during their locker clean-out days, families with students in grades PreK - 4th grade are invited to go through their materials and if interested in donating, return them to school bins.
Items can be brought to school Monday - Thursday next week until 3:15 pm, until 1:30 on Friday, May 27, or between 8 - 9 am on Monday, May 31. After that, we will NOT be able to accept donations, as our donations will have been delivered to local organizations.
Items we can use:
Binders in great condition with no writing on them and no tears (neatly mark out names, if needed)
Binder tabs that are in good condition and don't have student names on them
Folders in great condition with no writing on them (neatly mark out names, if needed)
Notebooks with no writing in them (neatly mark out names on front, if needed)
Looseleaf paper and graph paper
Crayons - not broken and in good condition (broken ones can be recycled in the art room)
Washable Markers, Permanent Markers, Highlighters - usable ones only (dried up ones can be recycled in the art room)
Pencils and Pens
Scissors, Protractors, Rulers, and Calculators
Expandable files with no writing on them and not torn
Delivery drivers are needed to deliver donations to local organizations at 11 am on Tuesday, May 31. If interested in this opportunity, please contact Mrs. Davenport.
Holy Trinity Parish School’s Y Club consists of incoming 6th, 7th & 8th grade students who are interested in civic engagement, servant leadership, and character development. Students participate in our school Y Club, as well as the larger state YMCA Youth Association Y Club. This is also the organization that gives students the opportunity to participate in the Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) to write and debate bills they believe should be laws in Kentucky, as well as the Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA) when they represent a country of the United Nations while writing and debating proposals that affect all countries globally. Learn more about the Kentucky YMCA Y-Club program here: https://www.kyymca.org/programs/student-ymca/student-y-program-areas/.
Students apply annually, including those who are currently active in Y Club. Students interested in serving on the leadership board may apply after participating in the Y Club for a year and will present their speeches at our meeting in May. Meeting dates and times are included in the application details using the link.
Applications are online and must be completed using the student's HT Google account by Friday, April 22 at 12 noon. Links to the application can be found on student homeroom pages, as well as parent pages. Questions can be directed to Mrs. Davenport, our Director of Student Activities.
Safe Environment Training Update Required for All Volunteers Interacting with Students
From the Archdiocese of Louisville: Remember, all active employees and volunteers must have attended a Safe Environment training program within the past five years to interact with students, as well as have a current background initiated in the last 5 years.
If you attended a Safe Environment Training workshop prior to 2016, you'll need to participate in a class again to make your record current before next school year. First time participants must attend in-person. Employees and volunteers may participate in their updated training online, if they choose to do so, or attend in person again.
Today in Tuesday folders, packets are coming home showcasing our final round of after-school PEP classes this school year. This next session is just 3 weeks in April and May, with a 4th week for make-up classes as needed. Applications are due online by 3 pm Friday, April 22.
Tomorrow at mass, Student Council will collect donations for the Catholic Relief Services' Lenten Rice Bowl program. (Students will be able to drop their donations in collection baskets as they walk into church.)
75% of the funds donated here at Holy Trinity will be used around the world to assist Catholic Relief Services in the work they do in over 100 different countries on 5 continents. Catholic Relief Services is the international humanitarian relief and development agency for the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops. They assist people in getting food, clean water, and basic health care needs, as well as provide education and job training. They also assist with emergencies and natural disasters. CRS helps immigrants and refugees, too.
25% of the funds donated here will stay in Kentucky and Catholic Charities of Louisville will use the money to support food projects for those in need throughout the state.
We hope that everyone will consider donating to our all-school Lenten service-learning program and bring in money after Spring Break. If you have coins in your Rice Bowls currently, please work with your parents to count the money and bring in cash or have your parents write a check. Checks should be made out to Holy Trinity with CRS Rice Bowl in the memo line. Families can also donate online on the parish website. All donations should be submitted by Friday, April 15 to help us determine if we reach our $6,000 goal and earn a spirit day on Wednesday, April 27.
Thank you for your support of Rice Bowl, an all-school Lenten almsgiving effort and service project!