Weekly Update

Holy Trinity Catholic School December 1st, 2022

Our Mission Statement

Our Mission is to Spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to Provide a High-Quality Education, and to Guide Children in Living the Catholic Faith.
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PRAYER

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A Note from Mrs. Longden

Blessings to you this Advent season.


Things around the school are changing as we enter the Advent season. One of our favorite things is the Advent prayers helping to create our bulletin boards. Other activities include prayer around a classroom Advent wreath, an all-school Advent prayer service, our service project, and family group activities focused on the season. Our weekly Gospels are also studied in different classrooms as part of our religion curriculum, and the students will have a chance for reconciliation and adoration.

This is a rich time in our Catholic school. The coming of Christ is understandable and exciting for our students, so it is a favorite time to be immersed in our faith.


This is a happy time for most people, especially those of us who have excited children and surrounding family, events, parties, and more. This is also one of the saddest times of the year for many people due to loss, loneliness, financial hardships, and grief. Many times these symptoms are obvious, but sometimes they may go hidden and unnoticeable.

Advent is the season of light. What does it mean to bring light to the world? You might be able to offer one small gesture that will bring great light to another person. Look at the people around you this Advent. Find those most in need of your light and support them as you can. That is the meaning of our faith. For Jesus was born in a cold stable amongst the animals and his family was supported immediately by the common people of the village of Bethlehem. His birth brought great light to those who witnessed and all who believed from afar.

Be the Light of Jesus this Advent.


Blessings,

Mrs. Longden

First Reconciliation

Congratulations to our 2nd grade students on receiving their First Reconciliation last night!


Special thank you to Mrs. Steiner for preparing the students for this special event in their lives!

Mannerisms

The Catholic Identity staff committee is working to integrate teaching virtues and mannerisms to students. We would like to share the videos that we are watching in the classroom with you at home. They are quick, one to two minute family-friendly videos. We encourage you to implement these mannerisms in your daily lives.

This week's video... Don't Interrupt

Manners Monday | 9 | Don't Interrupt

Advent Prayer Service

On Monday, students and staff began our Advent Journey at school with a Morning Prayer Service!
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Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade 2022

Come join families of Holy Trinity School to walk in the Kewaskum Christmas parade on December 4 with our float. Meet in the high school cafeteria by 4:30 pm - look for Wiley or a Holy Trinity sign for our meeting spot. Parking available at the high school or across the street at Regal Ware/district office. Dress warm (but bring your Hawaiian leis) and we'll provide the candy to handout. Hope to have a good turnout of parents and kids! Thank you!


Special thank you to the parents and families for putting together our float for the Christmas Parade! Thank you for your support and dedication to Holy Trinity!

December Virtue-Orderliness

Orderliness


Saint: St. Benedict

Aspiration: Come Holy Spirit, increase in me the Gift of Fear of the Lord

Meaning: Keeping oneself physically clean and neat and one's belongings in good order

Prayer: Oh Infinite Beauty, In Your wisdom, You created all things with perfect order. Orderliness brings peace, beauty, harmony, and joy! Please help me to keep order in my own life so that I may respect those things You have entrusted to me. In particular, please assist me in keeping my appearance, room/locker, and workspace clean and neat.

Scripture: Luke 15:8-9

Opposing Trait: Disorder with regard to one's space and physical appearance

Ways to Cultivate: Establish order in one's daily life; keep one's space and appearance orderly and clean

Looks Like/Sounds Like: Put things back after using them; "I will come after I put my toys away"; Use a planner to keep track of your homework; Clean up before your parents ask; Pick up after yourself; Leave things in order; Take pride in your appearance; Use a planner to keep track of your responsibilities

Caught Practicing the Virtues

The following students were caught practicing our virtues:

Matthew Calliari was practicing the virtue of patience when waiting patiently to ask questions while I was talking to another student.

Alivia Piwoni was practicing the virtue of sincerity when greeting classmates in the morning.

Ernest Gruber was practicing the virtue of patience and kindness when he held the door for all 4th graders.

Zachary Hein was practicing the virtue of responsibility when singing respectfully and for all to hear in the choir loft.

Kyle Trapp was practicing the virtue of courtesy when helping Mr. Werner by holding the door for him when others walked by.

Ella Herman was practicing the virtue of kindness when offering her earphones to a classmate whose had broken.

Bram Herriges was practicing the virtue of kindness when he offered to help one of my students.

Ernest Gruber was practicing the virtue of patience when playing with his cousin at recess.

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Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

The Knights of Columbus are again running their "Keep Christ in Christmas" Poster Contest. Youth between the ages of 5 and 14 are encouraged to enter an approximately 17" by 11" poster with that theme and the words "Keep Christ in Christmas" to the school office by December 16. All entrants will receive a participation award, and winners in each age category (5-7, 8-10, 11-14) will receive $25. It's a great way to help our children see the real "reason for the season".

Students might be bringing home the form to fill out to enter their poster. They may come home to work on their poster as well. If your child does not bring home the form and you would like them to create a poster, please reach out to the school office and we can get you the information and paper.

Christmas Concert

The Christmas Concert will be on Monday, December 19th.

Times: 1:30 P.M. and 5:30 P.M.

Location: Holy Trinity Church


Our 3K and 4K students will only be performing at the 5:30 P.M. concert.

SCRIP News

PLEASE NOTE THE LAST DAY TO ORDER SCRIP BEFORE CHRISTMAS IS MONDAY, DECEMBER 12. ORDERS ARE DUE BY 8:00 AM ON MONDAY. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING SCRIP.
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Kettle Moraine Symphony Family Concert

The Kettle Moraine Symphony is having a family Christmas concert on December 3rd at 2pm at UWM-Washington County. Tickets are available for just a donation, and Santa will be there!


This concert is geared towards families and children. We would love to see as many kiddos as possible in attendance!

Grandparent's Day

Grandparent's Day will be on Friday, February 3rd, 2023.

We will have a 1/2 day of school that day. Dismissal will be at 11:30. There will be no busses for dismissal that day. Students can either go home with their grandparent, or will need to be picked up by a parent.

More information will come soon!

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Elf Jr. Production

Two of our Holy Trinity students, Isabelle and Alivia, are performing in Elf Jr this Friday and Saturday and next weekend with Kewaskum’s Vertical Theatre Company. A Holy Trinity graduate, Mia, is also performing in it.

**Location Update:

Friday 12/2 Elf Jr show will be at the Annex in Kewaskum.

Rest of the shows at Holy Trinity Gym

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Calendar of Cash

November 17th - Rosalie Follmann

November 18th - Barb Reynolds

November 21st - Christian Baylor

November 22nd - Julie Frederick

November 28th - Kasandra & Travis Flasch

November 29th - Matthew Lapinski

November 30th - Jean Van Vorshelen


Congratulations!

Calendar of Cash 2023-2024

We will begin selling Calendar of Cash tickets for the 2023-2024 school year NOW.

An envelope with tickets was sent home in the Family Folder earlier in November.

Any questions, please contact the school office.

If you sell all the tickets and would like more, please ask the school office.

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Upcoming Dates

Monday, December 19th - Christmas Concert at 1:30 P.M. and 5:30 P.M.

Friday, December 23rd - No School-Start of Christmas Break

Monday, January 2nd - No School - Teacher In-service

Tuesday, January 3rd - School Resumes

Tuesday, January 17th - End of Semester (3K-5K)

Friday, January 20th - No School - Teacher In-service

January 29th-February 4th - Catholic Schools Week

January 29th-Feburay 3rd - Book Fair

Friday, February 3rd - Grandparent's Day (1/2 day of school)

Basketball

Schedule

December 2nd - Holy Trinity vs. Holyland

December 9th - St. Katherine Drexel vs. Holy Trinity

December 16th - Holy Trinity vs. Holyland

January 6th - Shepherd of the Hills vs. Holy Trinity

January 13th - Holy Trinity vs. St. Katherine Drexel

January 20th - Holyland vs. Holy Trinity

January 27th - Holy Trinity vs. St. Matt's

Weather Changes

As the weather is getting colder, it is important we remember to have the correct clothing here for recess. Please be sure your child is bringing the correct outside gear to wear! Thank you!
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Advisory Commission

If you would like more information about joining or have something you would like Advisory to discuss, please email the Advisory Committee at advisorycommittee@htschool.net.