Holy Trinity Catholic School February 24th, 2022
A Note from Mrs. Longden
We start our Lenten journey on Ash Wednesday, March 2nd. We hear the instruction that we are to "pray, fast, and give alms (charity)." We don't do this for other people to see or notice but rather, to offer a gift to God that only He can see. Just as Jesus prayed and fasted in the desert for 40 days, we pray and fast in Lent and ask God to renew us in our Christian faith as we prepare to remember the great events of Easter. Lent helps us to put the Christian life into a biblical perspective. It's a time to practice saying "no" to ourselves in little things so we can say a bigger "yes" to God in the bigger decisions of life. Check out the various events we offer during Lent, both at school and church, to help us in this graced time of preparation.
I am thankful for our professional staff who work toward educational goals, planning around the interruptions and safety protocols. I am grateful for the awareness, vigilance, and cooperation of the parents who keep children home when ill so that germs do not spread to our teachers and the other students. I am also thankful to the people who have given extra donations that have helped keep us afloat with all of the additional expenses from COVID, while also supporting our normal operational budget.
I am very proud of our school community and thank GOD every day for the blessings that He has given this year to Holy Trinity.
We are now at the time of the year where we need to think ahead to next fall. We are setting in place our classes and staffing and moving forward. It is critical that we keep our programs going strong, our enrollment up, and stay positive. I ask you to continue to support our school and to help us in the best ways that you can. We appreciate you!
CATHOLIC COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANT
Holy Trinity Catholic School received a grant from The Catholic Community Foundation to help with tuition assistance. This money is being offered to all students for the 2022-2023 school year. An application is available to be filled out by the children and is being sent home in the home folders today. Each child should fill out the questions on their own. Thank you to The Catholic Community Foundation! Visit legaciesoffaith.org to learn more about The Catholic Community Foundation. See the attached letter that will be in the home folder as well. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Longden.
Students in Grades 2-8 will be taking the Iowa Test of Basic Skills beginning on Tuesday, March 1st. Teachers have created schedules to do different testing throughout March 1st-17th. Testing will not happen on each day for each class. Please remember to avoid planning appointments and trips during this time. We will work to get all make-up tests done for students that are absent. Any questions, please reach out to the office.
Lent/ Ash Wednesday
This marks the start of Lent.
This year’s theme, 40 Days in the Desert with Jesus, will help us to focus on Christ’s example of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving as we battle the many temptations present in our world today.
See the attached letter with more information regarding activities happening at school. A copy will be sent home in Home Folders today.
Parents - Did you know you can earn money for your tuition through our Scrip program?
Purchase Scrip on-line, through the Raise Right App or from the School Office. 50% of the profit from your Scrip purchases is deducted from your tuition and 50% of the profit goes to school. Profit from Scrip gift cards varies by brand with many brands having bonus days such as ThanksScriping Days, February 24 & 25. This popular two-day event offers big bonuses on eGift cards and reloaded gift cards.
Recruit family and friends to join Scrip and help raise money for you and for school!
How does it work? You buy a gift card and get the full value. Everything from grocery stores, gas stations, department stores, and restaurants are available. The brand gives a percent back to Holy Trinity, no extra money comes out of your pocket. Your tuition is reduced by 50% of what Holy Trinity receives.
If you aren’t already using Scrip, it’s easy to get started.
Create an account on the RaiseRight app or at ShopWithScrip.com using our enrollment code: 4C5B12214796 (case sensitive).
Once your account is set up, you will have the option to link a bank account to easily pay using your checking or savings account. Or you can use a credit card by entering your card information at checkout. The fee for using your bank account is 15 cents per order. Fees for credit cards are 2.6% of your order.
You can also order Scrip through the school office by sending your order form and payment to school by 9 am on Monday. Your order will be sent home with your child on Thursdays. Please contact the school office if you have any questions or need an order form.
Start using Scrip today and enjoy the convenience of this easy fundraiser. There's no limit to how much money you can earn for tuition!
Fundraiser for Officer Kevin Kohn
As it will likely be a busy day at Cousins, please consider ordering chips with the subs instead of fries or cheese curds, as these will take longer. Thank you.
MEN of CHRIST Conference
Attention men: You’re invited to join the 2022 Men of Christ conference—Reawakening The Catholic Man—which will be held in parishes across the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, including St. Frances Cabrini Parish in West Bend —with both virtual and live elements. The morning will feature well-known speakers, Mass, Adoration, Confession and fellowship. Conference is Free this year! Get all the details at MenOfChrist.net
When: Saturday, 26 March 2022
Where: St. Frances Cabrini Church, 1025 South 7th Avenue, West Bend, WI 53095
Time: 7:30AM Rosary, 8:00AM Mass with program to follow, conference ends at 12:30PM stay for fellowship and snacks.
Register at MenOfChrist.net or for help / more information contact Brian Wildt - firstname.lastname@example.org or Call/text 262-330-4330
Don't forget about our Tuition Incentive - Family Referral: Refer a family that registers and enrolls at HTS for the 2022-2023 school year and receive $500 off your tuition bill! Discount is for one year, one per family.
If you are interested, or know of someone who might be interested, we are looking for someone to run an after-school program for 3 and 4 year olds. Contact the school office if you are interested.
Mark your Calendars!!!!
Social Fest is:SATURDAY, AUGUST 20th, 2022
Watch for more information on ways you can help with this great fundraiser!
Substitute Teachers and Aides
Holy Trinity Catholic School is looking for adults interested in substitute teaching. If you are interested, please contact the office. We have a Substitute Teacher Handbook with information regarding substitute teaching available along with an application that can be filled out. We would love to have you come and help out!
If you would be interested in aiding in the school, please contact the school office as well. We are looking for people to help out in various ways.
% Positive Out: 0.0%
% Out due to quarantine: 0.0%
Please continue to closely monitor your family for symptoms of COVID.
The Holy Trinity families have been doing well in keeping kids home when ill. Please do not let up and notify us right away. This has been our best mitigation yet! – Closely monitor, track, and isolate the situation so that it does not spread to others.
We highly recommend you to have a negative COVID test when returning after a quarantine period.
Calendar of Cash
February 17th - Stacy Malnory
February 18th - Dan Werbelow
February 21st - Ellen Otter
February 22nd - Joan Herriges
February 23rd - Cora Nehls
March 1st-17th - ITBS Testing Grades 2-8
March 2nd - Ash Wednesday
March 4th - End of Trimester 2
March 18th-21st - No School
April 7th-13th - Scholastic Book Fair
April 8th - Grandparent's Day (Info to Come)
April 15th - Good Friday (No School)
April 17th - Easter
April 18th-19th - No School
April 27th - 5th/6th Grade Retreat (Watch for Details)
April 28th-29th - 7th/8th Grade Retreat (Watch for Details)
May 19th - Spring Concert 5:30 P.M.
June 1st - 5K Graduation
June 1st - 8th Grade Graduation