Each first-grade homeroom has adopted a dairy cow this year! Their cows are from Glasgow, Kentucky. In their classes, they’re learning all about cows and how milk gets from the farm to the store to our homes.
Recently, they had an "udderly" amazing day thanks to Southland Dairy Farmers! The farmers came to visit and brought Olivia, a dairy cow, for students to meet. The farmers also talked to students about dairy cows and the milking process, all while demonstrating the milking process. Southland, like many farmers now, uses machines to milk their cows. Students found out that Olivia who visited our campus only lives 10 minutes from the cows the students have adopted! While Southland was here, second and third-grade students also stopped by to see and visit the cow.
We’ve enjoyed the opportunity to have our buddies gather together again this year! Our Pre-K students partner with 6th graders, while Kindergarten students join up with our 7th graders, and after 3 years together, our 1st graders enjoy time with our 8th graders in a variety of projects throughout the year.
This fall, they enjoyed sharing stories together, especially around the Halloween holiday. They’ve also enjoyed recess time together outdoors and walking together during our Annual Walk.
This week, a few of our Y Club participants attended the Virtual Middle School KYA conference with the Kentucky Y. During KYA, students participate in mock state government. Sponsors present bills they believe should be law in Kentucky. Freshman leaders elected last year as 8th graders serve as Governor, Speaker of the House, and Speaker of the Senate leading discussion and guiding fair debate. Bills can be passed back and forth between the House and Senate, with a successful bill making it to the student governor’s office, where students then present their bill idea to the governor and Lt. Governor.
Congratulations to our student participants who earned a Premier Delegation award, as well as Eden H, 6th grader, who earned and Outstanding Delegate award, too!
The rest of our KYA delegation of more than 30 middle school students will participate in person in December. Good luck!
It's almost time for our grade level service-learning November projects and drives, themed around "Giving with a Thankful Heart"! As part of our Catholic social teachings, we're called to help our neighbors during their times of need. Sometime during the dates of Nov. 1 - 12, all HTPS students will be invited and called to participate in a project that supports their grade-level community partner.
The specific dates vary by grade and each community partner's need/space availability, so we ask parents to watch grade-level newsletters and folders for more specifics. Discuss the opportunity to serve and give back as a family, shop together if you can, and send donations in during your child's donation days. Some grade-level projects will involve a sign-up genius for specific items that students will then put together in the classroom as part of a larger project. Other grades will include an ask for any item you choose off of a requested list. Questions can be directed to your child's religion teacher, the grade level's service-learning coordinating parent, and/or Mrs. Davenport.
Thank you in advance to all who participate, donate, help us create baskets/bags of items in the classroom, and/or deliver items to our community partners. We appreciate your time, efforts, and commitment!
We continue to look for the best candidate to assist our Jr. high students and teachers, as our Jr. High instructional assistant (one of two)! If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, please connect with Ms. Bacigalupi, our assistant principal.
This year, our 6th graders returned to Camp Piomingo! A great annual tradition for Holy Trinity 6th graders, students participated in activities outdoors for two days on Oct. 20 - 21. Following Archdiocese recommendations for indoor and overnight activities, we opted not to spend the night as in years past. Students completed the High Ropes course, as well as the Zip Line, participated in team-building activities, went on hikes, enjoyed the Pipeline Slide, learned archery and ax throwing, played cards, and grew together as a class while creating many great memories!
Thank you to our 6th grade teachers for planning this great tradition, as well as all of our parent chaperones who made it possible! From the student conversations and stories at school upon returning to classes today, it was a great success and a wonderful experience. Thank you!
Catholics celebrate and remember the work of St. Francis of Assisi on his October 4 feast day. Annually, our Holy Trinity Parish School community blesses our pets in honor of St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day. This year, we welcomed back pets and family members to join us in person outdoors; photos of pets are always welcome if they can't join us, too. Included in the prayer service is a focus on us as stewards of God’s creation, so whether we have a pet or not – we’re all involved and included in the blessing.
May we continue to take care of ourselves, each other, and the living world around us. Amen!
Within their Jr. High Spanish classes, our students have been learning about the Day of the Dead traditions in Spanish cultures. Through a collaborative effort by Sra. Claudia and Ms. Given, the students are then displaying their cultural learning and understanding in art on mugs. Focusing on balance and creation, students have designed and drawn sugar masks on mugs to fire in our kilns here at school during art classes. Great work, artists!