We are very excited to announce the Project R.E.A.L. Parent Presentationwith Mark Parrish, M. Ed., LMFT from The InnerView Counseling and Consultation. It is available to any parent in our Holy Trinity Parish and School Community and is offered free of charge thanks to the support of the Holy Trinity Parish partnership. Project R.E.A.L. is designed to help parents and caregivers support and implement strategies to help their children/students identify and implement safer, healthier choices. It also has great insight and tips for promoting a culture of accountability and responsibility for children to foster a healthy self-reliance. The Project R.E.A.L. program also reinforces our Catholic values, and aims to help students identify and implement these values more consistently. Questions regarding the program should contact our school counselor, Ms. Probus.
Project R.E.A.L. focuses on:
Respectfulness of self, surroundings, authority, and others
Effort in all you do
Accountability for choices, actions, decisions, and behavior
Listening authentically to others to receive important information and attach meaning to what you heard
The Project R.E.A.L. Parent Presentation will be offered on two nights in January, with each night focusing on the parents of different age groups (if you cannot make one night, please join us on the other night as the information will be applicable to all children).
**PK-4th Grade parent presentation is on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the cafeteria.
**5th-8th Grade parent presentation is on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the cafeteria.
Any parent who attends one of the presentations will earn a spirit dress down day pass for their student(s) as a special incentive (for Friday Feb. 8).
5th Graders Create Board Games to Demonstrate Understanding of Realistic Fiction
As the culminating activity for their unit on Realistic Fiction, our fifth grade students created board games incorporating the characters, settings, and plots of novels they read in Literature Circles. The students worked hard and used creativity to design boards, playing pieces, and instructions with this culminating project. After presenting to the class, the games were then exchanged with other groups for some fun and excitement! Great work, 5th grade!
Welcome back! Are you or someone you know looking for ways to give back in 2019? Many of our student activity teams need mentors, coaches, and leaders to ensure they're able to happen. Parents, grandparents, godparents, and other friends of HT are invited to serve in these coaching roles. To learn more or sign up, contact our Director of Student Activities, Ashley Davenport, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Bee Coaches for our 4th grade, 5th grade, or Jr. High teams: Help students read a total of 12 assigned books and practice for a 1-time Saturday competition over the books.
Girls on the Run Coaches for our 4th - 5th grades and our 6th - 7th grades teams: Lead students in GOTR curriculum lessons and exercise activities two days a week from February through May. A minimum of 2 coaches are needed for each team. We can have multiple teams per grade level, but need more coaches to do so and avoid a waiting list. Teams usually fill and while more students are usually interested, we can't accomodate them because we don't have enough coaches.
Congratulations to our classroom Geography Bee winners who competed in the school Geography Bee today! Jake B, an 8th grader, won the school competition and will now tryout to compete in the National Geographic Geography Bee for Kentucky. The classroom winners who competed in the school bee today included:
From December 9 through December 11, fourteen students from grades 6, 7, and 8 participated in the Kentucky Youth Assembly sponsored by the YMCA. This experiential learning program allows students to serve as part of a model state government. Beginning in September, the students met to research state policy issues, develop and write new bills, and prepare displays and presentations. Once at the Assembly, they became delegates and worked with over 1,000 other students from all over Kentucky to present, debate, and pass or defeat proposed bills. Students then went to Frankfort where some of the bills were presented to this student led legislature. Not only did students learn valuable lessons about how our government works, but they also developed leadership, communication, and social skills. Holy Trinity was recognized with several awards at the closing session, including Premier Delegation, Outstanding Delegate, and Outstanding Speaker. Congratulations to all of our delegates and their advisors! The next opportunity to participate in a YMCA leadership assembly is KUNA held in March.
The fifth grade students recently celebrated the end of their poetry unit in Literature by inviting their parents and fellow students to a poetry reading. For the past five weeks, they have been immersed in poetry by reading it, listening to it, writing it and finally performing it. Students chose to present poems by various poets, but especially enjoyed the poetry of Jack Prelutsky and Paul Fleischman. They truly enjoyed creatively interpreting the poems for all who attended!
Our 6th grade classes left for a trip to Camp Piomingo yesterday. From their earliest years here at Holy Trinity Parish School, students cannot wait for sixth grade. It is in sixth grade that students spend several days and nights at Camp Piomingo at Otter Creek State Park. While there, students participate in rock climbing, cave exploration, and a ropes course, all with the ultimate goal of team building that will carry over into the academic environment.
Kindergarten students have been studying the life cycle of apples and learning about Johnny Appleseed. This week, they took a field trip to Mulberry Orchard. Students were given a lesson from the farm staff about how the apples get from the trees to the store. They were able to see the harvest process and learn about where the bad apples go. Afterwards, they enjoyed a tractor ride to pick a pumpkin in the fields. Students finished the field trip with lunch and some time on the playground.
As part of their social studies unit this month, first grade students have been studying and learning about community helpers. Today, St. Matthews Fire Department, as well as the Louisville Metro Police Department joined our students on campus.
Firefighters shared with students the importance of fire safety and fire evacuation plans. They talked to students about their jobs and how we, as citizens, can help them be the best firefighters in an emergency situation. Students were able to see tools, ladders, uniforms, and climb into the trucks!
Police officers shared with students the importance of knowing who a police officer is, what they wear, and why they're helpful in our community. They reviewed gun safety, as well as what to do in emergency situations. Students were able to climb into a retired police helicopter.
Thank you, St. Matthews FD and LMPD for these great experiences this morning!
We're proud to announce that many of our students qualified for Duke University's Talent Identification Program (TIP):
56% of current 7th graders qualified
64% of current 6th graders qualified
75% of current 5th graders qualified
64% of current 4th graders qualified
Last week, Mrs. Davenport emailed parents of our 4th - 6th graders, as well as our 7th graders, who qualified and are therefore nominated for their programming. Students who earned a 95 National Percentile score/ranking on any Terra Nova area, other than Spelling, qualify. More information can be found in the personalized emails, as well as Duke University's website: https://tip.duke.edu/programs. Should you have questions on the nomination process and/or the program, please contact Mrs. Davenport at email@example.com or Duke TIP directly. 7th grade registration is now open, while 4th-6th grade registration will open Oct. 1. Congratulations to all who qualified!