Weekly Update

Holy Trinity Catholic School August 17th, 2023


A Prayer for Catholic Schools

Good and gracious God,

we pray that the focus and foundation of our Catholic schools will always be the person of Jesus Christ.

May we remember that we are called to work together as part of your universal Church

to build your kingdom in our midst.

Let each of our Catholic schools, no matter how large or how small,

whether urban, suburban, or rural,

be recognized by its commitment to excellence, its efforts to form the whole child,

its hospitality towards all,

and its intentional development as a community of faith, collaboration, trust, and love.

Help us to view every aspect of our world through the lens of the Gospel

and the teachings of our faith,

and let every member of our Catholic school communities become a visible example of what it means to put faith into action.


The Official Prayer of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Schools

A Note from Mrs. Longden

Summer is quickly coming to an end, and we are well on our way for the fall school start-up. We have an important year coming up with our school accreditation visit taking place. This past year we studied the school in all aspects, and this year we have a visiting team come in and see how we are doing with the standards. We then set goals for the next five to seven years. Our staff is aware of the standards that are looked at by WRISA (Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Association). The reports are much work, but the outcomes are great because we will have a nice set of goals to move the school forward. You’ll be hearing more about this in the months ahead. Our accreditation visit is October 3rd and 4th.

This is your official welcome to the new school year. As I reflect on the tasks that I need to accomplish to get the school programs up and running again, I am reminded that I am still a learner. As a 4th year principal, you would assume that opening the school year would be a simple and routine task that I have done many times. Although some things are the same, each new year brings a zest of energy and excitement not only from within me but also with each staff person returning or joining us new.

Our staff is honored to serve God through our Catholic school. This is a ministry to us as we work with the children and families in the community. We learn as we teach, and we teach as we learn. We are committed to the importance of learning the path that God wants each of us on. We lean on God as we model, demonstrate, and teach our students to do the same. “Teach me Your way, O Lord” will be a school prayer for the upcoming year that we use a lot. Adults, as well as children, can understand that there is so much more to learn as we journey together. We are glad that you are a participant with us for the 2023-2024 school year.


Mrs. Longden

School Begins

The first day of school is Monday, August 28th, 2023
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Social Fest is Saturday, August 19th!

Please use the link below to sign-up to help.

If you have questions, please email Mrs. Longden at principal@htschool.net.

Picture Day

Picture Day is scheduled for Thursday, August 31st, 2023.

Pictures can be ordered online here:


Use the drop down menu to select your school name

This will be an Out of Dress Code Day for Picture Day.

Please be aware that it is also a Mass Day as we do not have school on Friday, September 1st.

Students can wear their polo or they can dress nicely for Mass and Pictures.

If you have questions, please reach out.

Handbooks and Paperwork

All paperwork and the Family Handbook were sent out Wednesday, August 16th. If you did not receive the email, please contact the school office.

Please fill out the paperwork and send back, or bring with you at Open House on August 24th.

We will have extra copies at Open House if needed.


During the designated times, please bring your child in to drop their school supplies off at their desk, see their classroom, and meet their teacher.


Thursday, August 24th


12:00 PM-6:00 P.M.

Home and School will have an area in the café. Stop by to learn more and sign up to volunteer for our various events of the year!

Advisory Commission will also have an area in the café. Stop by for more information.

We will also be selling Holy Trinity Polos in the café.

Each student will receive a Holy Trinity Spirit Wear shirt. Be sure to stop in the café to pick yours up!

Catholic Financial Life will be having an Ice Cream Sundae Bar set up during Open House for you to enjoy! Come to the café and enjoy an ice cream sundae!

If you cannot make it during this time, please email and we will find a time that works for you.

Lockers can have shelving if desired. Backpacks will be kept in lockers and not used during the school day.

Bus Schedule

The bus schedule pick-up times for the first week of school will be emailed to you. Please watch your email. If you do not receive one and think you should, please call the school office.


Our first Mass of the school year will be on THURSDAY, August 31st, 2023 for students in Grades 1-8. This is also Picture Day.

No School

We will not have school on Friday, September 1st and Monday, September 4th!

Have a safe and blessed Labor Day Weekend!


8th Grade – Miss Huiras

7th Grade – Mr. Scholz

6th Grade – Mrs. Vanderlei

5th Grade – Mrs. Steiner

4th Grade – Mrs. Anderson

3rd Grade – Mrs. Blazei (formerly Miss Leitheiser)

2nd Grade – Miss Braun

1st Grade – Mrs. Hefter

5K – Mrs. Simon

4K - Mrs. Wolf

3K - Ms. Schmit

5K Aide - Mrs. Thill

4K Aides - Mrs. Gruber and Mrs. Knorr

3K Aide/Secretary – Mrs. Schickert

Phy Ed (Grades 5K-8) – Ms. Wollner

Music (Grades 3K-8) – Mrs. Muehlbauer

Art (Grades 3K-8) -

Librarian - Mrs. Gall

Spanish (Grades 3K-8) – Mrs. Kern

Algebra/ Accelerated Math 7– Mrs. Mertz

English 9 - Mrs. Longden

Secretary – Mrs. Angela Schickert

Secretary and Interventionist - Mrs. Buechel

Lunch - Mrs. Muckerheide

Art Teacher

We are still looking for someone to join our staff and teach art to the students. This is a 3 day a week position. It has the possibility of being a full time position if there is interest.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in teaching art, please reach out to Mrs. Longden. No teaching experience is necessary.

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Calendar of Cash

2023-2024 Calendar Of Cash

We are selling tickets for the 2023-2024 school year. If you have sold your tickets, you can turn them in to the office and pick up more if you would like. Please contact the school office with questions. All tickets are due back to Holy Trinity School by 8:00 am Tuesday, August 29. Any sold tickets can also be dropped off during Open House.

Home and School Association

Home and School is looking for members.

Home and School is a parent group that helps with various things throughout the school.

Home and School includes:

Parent Events/Meetings


School/Child Events

Home and School will have a table set up in the café during Open House to learn more and sign up to help with one of their events this year.

Home and School's first event of the year is Friday, September 15th. This will be our Kindergarten Round-up. More details will be coming. If you have a child in 3K-5K please mark this date on your calendar!

The first Home and School Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 12th. Watch for more details!

Lunch Program News

Attached is the August and September Lunch Menu.

Also attached is the Lunch Program Policies.

The Lunch Program is looking for help. If you are interested in helping please contact Wendy Muckerheide at htlunchprogram@yahoo.com

Phy Ed Expectations

Please see the attached for phy ed class expectations.

School Supplies Needed for Spanish Class

With having Spanish classes for all grades 3K-8th, Mrs. Kern would like students to have a couple extra supplies at school. Students in 4th-8th grade should have a 1" 3-ring binder to use for Spanish. They should also have a 100 count packet of 3x5 white index cards.

School Calendar/ School Supply List/ Dress Code

Attached are the school calendar, supply list, and dress code for the 2023-2024 school year!

Drop Off Procedures

All students will enter the school at the front, main entrance of the building.

Doors will open at 7:15 A.M. Students should be in their classroom when the bell rings at 7:30 for the start of the school day.

You can park in the church parking lot and walk the students to the front, or there will be spots in the front parking lot for parking and dropping off.

If you need to get out of the vehicle to help your child, please park in a spot. If your child(ren) will just be stepping out the vehicle, you can drive through the front parking lot and drop them off. Please keep this quick so as not to back up the line.

During the first week of school parents are welcome to come into school with your child(ren) to drop them off. After that, we ask that you please drop them off by the front doors. If you plan to come in to school, please park in the back church parking lot and walk to the front doors. This will help alleviate congestion in the front parking lot.

Upcoming Dates

Saturday, August 19th - Holy Trinity School Social Fest

Thursday, August 24th - Open House 12:00-6:00

Monday, August 28th - First Day of School

Thursday, August 31st - Mass

Thursday, August 31st - Picture Day

Friday, September 1st - No School

Monday, September 4th - No School (Labor Day)


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.