News Archive

2021

  • January

    Catholic Schools Week Events Announced

    Catholic Schools Week will be celebrated from Jan. 31 - Feb. 6 nationally this year! Here at Holy Trinity, our Student Council CSW Committee has worked hard to plan a week that includes daily spirit days, fun activities, new projects, and favorite traditions. Check out the handouts in today's Tuesday folder for more details. Here are some ideas to note:
    • Every day will be a dress-down day. See the schedule in Tuesday folders for specifics.
    • For our all-school service project, we're hosting a food drive to assist Holy Name in opening a new Community Food Pantry, in partnership with Dare to Care and Catholic Charities. We've asked each grade to contribute a specific type of food, listed on the back of the schedule in our Tuesday folders. 
    • Students' self-illustrated images for the "Where's the Religious Leader?" game are included in this week's Tuesday folder (or their homeroom teacher held onto them to complete during class). They are due to Mrs. Davenport by 1/28.
    • Show your family's school spirit by decorating an HT yard sign! Sign up to receive a white yard sign to decorate as a family and then have displayed on our campuses during Catholic Schools Week. Write “Why We Love HT” at the top in 4-inch letters, then a 1 or 2-word phrase (family, friends, sports, faith, community, teachers, etc.) at the bottom in large letters to share why you love HT. Only 40 yard signs are available…
    • We're beginning a Holy Trinity Parish Time Capsule! What is our legacy? What do we want to remember about this year in our HT history? Each year, we'll add items that capture our most important memories. 
    • We've added a few recommended at-home activities to the schedule. All are optional!
    • We postponed the 8th grade vs. faculty volleyball game and hope to host it safely in the spring.
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  • Congratulations Governor's Cup District Medal Winners

    Congratulations to our 8th graders who earned medals at Governor's Cup competition this past week and advance to the Regional competition next week! Good luck!
    • Reid Cook - 2nd Place Composition 
    • Sophie Hooker - 2nd Place Arts & Humanities
    • Lydia Morgan - 2nd Place Language Arts, 2nd Place Social Studies, and 4th Place Arts & Humanities 
    • Caroline Scobee - 5th Place Language Arts
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  • Don't Stop Believin'... We Wanna Rock! Jr. High Musical Announced

    The Jr. High Musical (grades 6-8) is on!  Eyrie Theatre Company will proudly present Rock of Ages – Middle School Edition on April 16, 17, and 18, 2021!  More information to come about tickets and showtimes/locations.  

    Auditions will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, January 20 from 2:00 to 4:15 and on Thursday, January 21 from 3:10 to 5:00.  If your student would like to join our cast in this rocking musical, please have them prepare a one-minute monologue and one minute song from a musical or from the 80’s then sign up for a Zoom time.  Auditions sign-ups are online on both the students’ Music Google Classroom page or the Music pages on myHTPS.

    Crew sign-ups are also available in the same places. Audition sign-ups will be open until 12:00pm, Wednesday, January 21. Crew Sign-ups will remain open until January 23. 

    We are so excited and grateful that we can offer this experience to our students this year!  We chose this show because not only is it fun and high energy, but also because it is a simple set, not prop-heavy, and can easily be moved outside, if we have to, in order to have a performance!  Plus, it has awesome music!
    Rehearsals will follow the same Covid protocol as athletics with masks and social distancing.  Any questions, please email Mrs. Harrington.   
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  • Used Uniform Sale - Wednesday, 1/27

    Student Council will offer a Used Uniform Sale next week! The sale will be in the Multipurpose Building (MPB) on the back of our campus next Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 8 am - 12 pm. Only cash or checks will be accepted as payment. 

    The sale is a Student Council fundraiser that supports various SC projects annually. This sale will only include Student Council items; it won't include items families wish to sell to other families. If your family would like to donate items to Student Council to sell, you can drop them in the bins at the school office on Friday, Jan. 22 or Monday, Jan. 25 during school hours or have your child drop them at Mrs. Davenport's office on the way to school. We'd like all donations by Monday, please.

    Thank you in advance for your support! Questions can be directed to Student Council advisor, Mrs. Davenport.
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  • 1st Grade Completes Study of Baptism Sacrament with Visit to Baptismal Font in Church

    First grade has been studying the sacraments, specifically baptism. They studied the different signs of baptism: oil, water, white clothes, and candle. They also learned what happens during our baptism and who is a part of this first sacrament (godparents). They also discussed baptisms they’ve watched at HT masses and noticed their classmate's baptism photo is displayed on our campus celebrating our faith and sacraments, too! Finally, this week, they went to the church to see our baptismal font and discuss all the baptismal symbols and pieces in the church itself.
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  • Classroom Door Greeting Represents Catholic Epiphany Tradition

    During NTI (non-traditional instruction and learning) last week, our 5th graders learned about the Epiphany and what 20+C+M+B+21 meant. They learned about the Catholic Epiphany tradition of writing this message above Catholic church and home doors. When they came back to in-person learning yesterday, the numbers were above their classroom doors! Welcome back, students!

    From the OnePeterFive website: Epiphany, also known as Twelfth Night, Theophany, or Three Kings Day, marks the occasion of a time-honored Christian tradition of “chalking the doors.” The formula for the ritual — adapted for 2020 — is simple: take chalk of any color and write the following above the entrance of your home: 20 + C + M + B + 20.

    The letters have two meanings. First, they represent the initials of the Magi — Caspar, Malchior, and Balthazar — who came to visit Jesus in His first home. They also abbreviate the Latin phrase, Christus mansionem benedicat: “May Christ bless the house.” The “+” signs represent the cross, and the “20” at the beginning and the “20” at the end mark the year. Taken together, this inscription is performed as a request for Christ to bless those homes so marked and that He stay with those who dwell therein throughout the entire year.

    The chalking of the doors is a centuries-old practice throughout the world, though it appears to be somewhat less well-known in the United States. It is, however, an easy tradition to adopt, and a great practice whereby we dedicate our year to God from its very outset, asking His blessing on our homes and on all who live, work, or visit them there.

    The timing for the chalking of the doors varies somewhat in practice. In some places, it is done on New Year’s Day. More commonly, it is performed on the traditional Feast of the Epiphany — the Twelfth Day of Christmas. Most often the chalking takes place after Epiphany Mass and can be done at any church, home, or dwelling.  Traditionally the blessing is done by either a priest or the father of the family. This blessing can be performed simply by just writing the inscription and offering a short prayer, or more elaborately, including songs, prayers, processions, the burning of incense, and the sprinkling of holy water.

    After many Epiphany Masses, satchels of blessed chalk, incense, and containers of Epiphany water (holy water blessed with special blessings for Ephiphany) are distributed. These can then be brought home and used to perform the ritual. Another common practice is to save a few grains of the Epiphany incense until Easter so that it can be burned along with the Easter candle.

    Practicing traditions like the chalking of the doors help us to live our Faith more concretely and serve as an outward sign of our dedication to Our Lord. Our homes are also the place where many of us will make the greatest strides in our spiritual growth, through the observance of daily prayer, spiritual reading, and work offered as an oblation to God.

    The chalking of the doors of a home encourages Christians to dedicate their life at home to God and to others. Seeing the symbols over our doors can help to remind us while passing in and out on our daily routines, that our homes and all those who dwell there belong to Christ. It also serves as a reminder of welcoming the Magi gave to Jesus. We should strive to be as welcoming to all who come to our homes to visit us!
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  • Girl Scout Cookies On Sale Now - Online

    Many of our Girl Scout troops are now selling their traditional Girl Scout cookies! Should you be interested, all troops have an online purchasing form, or you can reach out directly to a scout you know in the program to place your order directly with them. Enjoy!
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