Weekly Update

Holy Trinity Catholic School January 14th, 2021


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Picture Retake Day - January 20th

SMILE!!!!! Picture Retakes will be in the morning on Wednesday, January 20th!

There is no pre-ordering, students will be sent home with ordering info and a personalized code needed to access their pictures on picture day.

NO SCHOOL - January 22nd

Students do not have school on Friday, January 22nd, 2021.

Staff have their Retreat Day.

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January 31st to February 6th is Catholic Schools Week.

We kick off the week with a drive-thru chili dinner on Sunday, January 31st from 10:00-12:30. Please see the link attached for ways to volunteer. You can also contact the office if you have further questions.

Activities for the week:

1. Prayer service Monday

2. Fun Activities:

a. Thursday: Winter Olympics: If parents would like to volunteer to help, please email Mrs. Longden at principal@htschool.net

We are also looking at having hot chocolate at the end of the day in our classrooms. Looking for donations of hot chocolate and cups!

b. Friday classroom activities

3. Service Project: create greeting cards for local nursing home residents

4. Dress up days

Monday: Crazy about our faith (crazy socks with mass clothes; Prayer service)

Tuesday: Hawaiian day

Wednesday: Dress for excellence (wear Mass Clothes)

Thursday: It’s what’s on the inside that matters most (inside out day)

Friday: Favorite sports team/HTS gear top/shirt (Adoration; dress pants)


Conferences will be held on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 from 3:00-6:30 P.M.

Conferences are right around the corner. The second set of conferences are by request either by the teacher or by the parent. Information will be emailed to you.

Gratitude Bulletin Board

Please remember to spend time finding ways you and your family are thankful to God. Fill out the sheet and return to school to fill our Gratitude Board!
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Box Tops for Education

Thank you to all of our families who have been participating in the Box Tops for Education fundraiser. If you have not participated in the past and would like to, it is easy. All you need is your phone! Download the Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then use the app to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app will identify Box Tops products on your receipt and automatically credit Holy Trinity School’s earnings online. We receive 10 cents per Boxtop.

If you are interested in being the Box Tops for Education coordinator for Holy Trinity School, please contact the school office.

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

We will be doing ITBS testing in grade 2 through 8 this year. The testing window is March 1st-20th, 2021. Please mark these dates on the calendar.
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Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

Students from Holy Trinity submitted their posters for the Keep Christ in Christmas Poster contest sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. They were awarded certificates from the Knights of Columbus! The following students participated: Rita Gruber, Thomas Schloer, Ernest Gruber, Hattie Marx, Edward Mulvanny, Carl Pankratz, Owen Paulus, Bristol Schairer, Abby Schultz, Edi Simon, Lily Susen, and Edison Trunkel. Not pictured: Gina Bronk, Kaden Krueger
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Calendar of Cash

January 4 - Clare Lehmann

January 5 - Holy Trinity Church

January 6 - Barb Reynolds

January 7 - Jeff Watzlawick

January 8 - Mary Reis


COVID Corner

Percent Positive Case: 8.5%

A Note from Mrs. Longden

The students have been transitioning well back into their academic routines and continue their dedication to learning all the new lessons the second half of the school year brings. The next couple of months will be extremely busy for everyone and believe it or not, the middle of the school year is fast approaching. We have Catholic Schools Week January 31st-February 6th, followed by Parent-Teacher Conferences on February 9th. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 17th. We have Iowa Basics Testing the month of March.

Thank you to all the volunteers that have signed up the help! It has been great to see. If you are still interested, please find the link on our website (www.htschool.net) to sign up.

It is a joy to work with each and every one of you in educating your child(ren). It is amazing to watch them grow in their faith and progress in their academic subjects. I hope that 2021 brings with it an abundance of happiness and blessings for all Holy Trinity School families!

Love, Mrs. Longden