Student Council Used Uniform Sale - Dates Changed to July 20 - 21 (Set-Up July 19)
To allow families more time to shop our Student Council Used Uniform Sale, and then shop other stores if needed before the start of school, we are changing the dates of the summer sale to July 20 - 21. Join us and check out uniforms Holy Trinity families & Student Council have available to sell before you buy new items for next school year.
Cash or check will be accepted. (Checks will need to be written to each family you purchase from, so be sure to bring a few checks or multiple small bills to make change for families.)
** NOTE DATES CHANGED FOR SUMMER SALE **
Saturday, July 20 & Sunday, July 21: Summer Sale in the Cafeteria
Donations & Item Drop Off on Friday, July 19 from 9am - 12pm in the Cafeteria
Saturday sale will be 9am-4pm (Reconciliation & Mass are 4-6pm) & 6-6:30pm
Sunday Sale will be 9:30-11am and 12-12:30pm (after the 8:30 and 11 am Masses)
Volunteers needed to set up on Friday from 9am-12pm & clean up Sunday 12:30-1:30pm
Items not specific to HT (polos, shorts, pants, etc.) will be donated to Catholic Charities after the July sale, unless the family comes to sort and pick them up on Sunday at 12:30pm. Specific items to HT will be kept for Student Council to sell in future years, unless families help clean up the sale on Sunday, July 21 at 12:30pm.
Families can be involved in 3 ways:
Mark your calendar and shop the sales! Get the uniform items you need at a fraction of retail cost.
Donate uniform items to Student Council (Mrs. Davenport’s office) to sell at the sale. All items must be clean. Student Council will sell donated items for 80-90% off of Shaheen’s prices. All money raised supports Student Council’s projects throughout the year. Spirit shirts that are donated are free at the sale and much appreciated by our new families and students!
Sell your family’s clean items at the sale and volunteer to work the sale or help set-up/clean-up.
To sell items, label an index card for EACH item you’d like to sell with the following information & safety pin a card to each clothing item.
Your first and last name
Clothing Gender & Size
Price You’re Asking
Provide one envelope with your full name, phone number, and email address on it, as well as if you’d like your items back. If you don’t note that you want your items back in writing on this envelope, they will be donated after the July sale to Student Council or Catholic Charities. If you want your items back, we’d appreciate you helping sort them on Sunday, July 21.
At drop off, assist in setting out your items at the correct tables on sales days.
Student Council Recognized for We Go Green Year End Projects
This past week, WLKY News, We Schools, and We Schools Kentucky visited our school to celebrate Student Council's work to keep items out of the landfill, while also helping others. This work, part of We Schools' We Go Green initiative, involves a variety of projects. Some of the projects highlighted include:
Emptying Classroom Recycling Bins Weekly on Wednesdays before School and 1st Week of Summer Break
Encouraging Students to Recycle in the School Cafeteria
Providing Earth and Recycling Facts on WHTS School Morning News
Collecting Crayons in the Art Room All Year and Recycling them with Crayon Initiative - Melted and made into new crayons for kids in hospitals
Collecting Markers in the Art Room All Year and Recycling them with Color Cycle
Collecting Used School Supplies from Locker Clean-Out Days to Donate to Local Organizations/Schools
Collecting Used Books to Donate to Reading Organizations and Programs
Holy Trinity Parish School is getting a furry, new student. Marley, a two-year-old Aussiedoodle, is coming on board as the school's new therapy dog. Laura Probus, the school's counselor, has been working for two years to find the right fit and is overjoyed to have Marley join the school. He was introduced to students during a surprise assembly last week!
Holy Trinity believes in giving every student the tools they need to succeed, and Marley will be an important part of their success. Studies show that alternative approaches to teaching (and working with students to foster their social and emotional needs,as well as ways to enhance empathy and compassion) are necessary to meet the diverse needs of today’s students.
Therapy dogs provide students with a myriad of benefits. Studies looking at therapy dogs in the classroom show improved class participation, more advanced critical thinking skills, more favorable outlooks towards schoolwork, improvements in reading and comprehension, and higher self-esteem as compared to students in non-therapy-dog programs. Researchers have found that, in schools, therapy dogs lead to less negative comments between students, increased use of praise, decreased distractibility, improved relationships, increased eye contact, more appropriate voice or tone with others, decreased tantrums, and decreased learning helplessness.
The school adopted Marley from Pawsibilities Unleased, a training organization for therapy dogs/canine counselors and service dogs. The administration chose this organization because of their reputation of successfully training and placing their animals since 1993. Another factor in choosing this organization was that Marley is a rescue, and was trained in a program in which they partner with a certified training program within a prison, Paw and Order, which aligned with the school’s goal of promoting Catholic Social Teaching.
The administration is excited for Marley to start as their new student next school year and is looking forward to the benefits their students will receive from having a therapy dog with them daily. This was made possible due to an anonymous donor and we are so very grateful to this angel!
Learn more about Marley from our announcement ceremony, as shared through local news outlets:
Congratulations to our Art Fair Winners, recognized last week at the Art Fair for their outstanding work! We're proud of all of our students for showing their chosen work at the Art Fair. Awards for Pre-K through 4th grade will be passed out this week in Art Classes. Grades 5-8 will receive their awards at their Awards Days.
Annually on Good Friday, all of our students, faculty, staff, and guests gather together in the Church to hear the telling of Jesus's crucifixion. Our 7th graders lead the acting out and portrayal of these stations. With each station, students beautifully present the events of the story we've heard many times, as well as challenge us to consider and reflect upon how we, too, have failed God in our daily choices. We ask for forgiveness as we consider the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made for all of us. Thank you to our 7th graders and Jr. High religion teacher, Ms. Wolz for their leadership on this annual prayer service! To view the prayer service now, please visit our Facebook page - @HolyTrinityLouisville, to watch the prayer service in its entirety.
Service Learning Mission Work Celebrated at Holy Thursday Service
Annually on Holy Thursday, our 6th graders lead us in a prayer service. During which, 6th graders lead all students and those gathered in the recalling of the Last Supper. They also recognize each grade level's service learning and mission work efforts during this school year, before washing the feet of each class's representatives. Below are the highlights from each grade level's service learning completed this school year!
Pre-K: Pre-K’s mission is Sister Visitor. The Sister Visitor Center is an emergency assistance program, located on West Market Street, that provides assistance with the most basic of human needs: food, clothes, assistance with rent, utilities, and medicines. Pre-K has had two collections so far this year to help Sister Shellie stock up on items that are in low supply.
Kindergarten & 1st Grade: The Kindergarten and 1st grades’ mission is the Schumann Center. They help the homeless people by giving them food and clothes. This year the Kindergarten and 1st grade helped by making Christmas bags filled with toiletries and collecting canned foods.
2nd Grade: Green Hill Therapy is a nonprofit organization which integrates physical and occupational therapy. Therapy with hippotherapy and aquatherapy are two dynamic treatment programs that address sensory-motor learning in special needs children. Our goal is simple: We want to help kids reach their full potential through proven, playful intervention. Throughout the year, our classes collect supplies and money to support the organization.
3rd Grade: Third grade’s mission is St. Joseph’s Children’s Home. St. Joseph’s Children’s Home provides a loving home to orphans or children who have been removed from their homes due to neglect, abuse, or violence. They currently house 48 children ranging from 6 years to 14 years. We have had collections each month this year in order to donate basic needs for the children at St. Joseph, and we will continue to take up collections each month for the remainder of the year. We will also be donating all the profits from our end-of-the-year Lemonade stand to our mission.
4th Grade: Fourth grade’s mission is the Golden Arrow. It is an outreach ministry of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church. It works along with The Schuhmann Center. Our mission helps expectant mothers and families with small children, who are in need. The fourth graders have 2 collections each year of clothing, games, food, and supplies for babies and young children. Every year Ms. Givens crochets many blankets and gives them to The Golden Arrow. The Golden Arrow wants to follow Mother Teresa’s saying that “One person counts-one need calls out, because each one is Christ."
5th Grade: The 5th grade’s mission is the Nazareth Home Clifton, which is a residential community serving older adults. Twice a year, the 5th grade goes there as part of their religion class. We visit with the residents, walk around singing songs, join them at the end of mass, and send decorations for their rooms. We know that we are there to spread joy just as Jesus would have done. Going to Nazareth Home Clifton is a very moving experience. All the residents are very sweet and make our classes feel very welcomed. We know they enjoy when we come and we enjoy it too!
6th grade: The sixth grade’s mission is the Migration and Refugee Services through Catholic Charities. This service provides refugees with the support and assistance they need in order to become self-sufficient in their new country. This year we collected such household items as paper towels, kleenex, shampoo, etc. to help them with some basic needs.
Student Council: Holy Trinity’s sixth through eighth grade student council also does many mission projects. One mission project student council does is help with the CRS Rice Bowl. Representatives go to learn about CRS Rice Bowl and how we can run Holy Trinity’s Rice Bowl drive. Another mission project for Catholic Relief Services that we do is We Day. We take many representatives to visit We day and learn about how we can change the world. We also work with Water Step. We collect shoes, that don’t have holes and are not very torn up, and give them to people around the world who are not able to afford shoes. Although we do have specific missions we work on, we also have meetings where we suggest different charities we can possibly help so, hopefully, everybody who needs help receives it. The student council helps out with many mission projects throughout Louisville.
Seventh Grade: Dare to Care helps people in the Kentuckiana area who are food deprived. Their mission is to lead our community to feed the hungry and end the cycle of need. Food is distributed through a network of over 300 independent food pantries, emergency kitchens, and shelters. Their programs target the most vulnerable in our Community: Backpack Buddy, Kids’ Café, Mobile Pantry, and Patrol Against Hunger. The seventh grade students volunteer to go to Kids’ Café. Four students and one adult go on Tuesdays to Kids’ Café during the school year. At Kids’ Café, the students help prepare, serve, and clean up the meal. Along with our work with Dare to Care throughout the year, we as 7th grade spent a mission day at similar organizations. We went to Hand in Hand Ministries in Portland, St. Vincent DePaul, and Catholic Charities. At these organizations we worked in soup kitchens, food pantries, and gardens. We were also given the opportunity to eat alongside those we served. Throughout the year, the seventh grade has performed many different types of service as we have begun preparation for Confirmation . We have fed the hungry through Kids’ Café and the many soup kitchens in the city as well as donating to the Backpack Buddy Food Program. We have assisted in Children’s Liturgy of the Word during the weekend Masses at Holy Trinity. Some have cared for the youngest in our Parish by helping in the Nursery during Mass. Many students have participated in Run/Walks to raise awareness for different causes. These are just some of the many ways we have served in our community.
Eighth Grade: Harbor House is a program that provides a safe haven for individuals with mental and/or physical disabilities. The mission of Harbor House is to enhance the lives of these individuals through employment, self-determination, education, and community building. The individuals come to Harbor House Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Harbor House participants also enjoy social and recreational activities, creative workshops, and life skills training. Eighth grade students meet with the Harbor House participants here on our campus. Students plan activities, games, and snacks centered on conversation and enjoyment. As a group of Catholic students, we aim to live out our faith through service. As we prepared for Confirmation We have done everything from volunteering at the Kentucky Humane Society to making home improvements in Appalachia. We have also volunteered at Gilda’s Club by helping people whose lives have been affected by cancer. Many students of the eighth grade have gone to Kids’ Café where we served food to those who are not able to have a home cooked meal on a regular basis. We also participated in a variety of Walks/Runs to raise awareness and money for Down Syndrome, Eating Disorders, Alzheimer’s and various cancer walks. These acts of service did not just help others but helped all of us grow in the Spirit.
Our 2nd graders kicked off their Biography unit with a live Skype interview with Dr. Jane Goodall! They’ll read various biographies with the assistance of classroom volunteers, write reports, and memorize speeches on their chosen individuala. Plan to join them on May 14 at 8:15am for their Wax Museum, to meet and learn about the lives of many historical figures!