Weekly Update

Holy Trinity Catholic School December 8th, 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


Pope Francis' Prayer for the Immaculate Conception


Mary, our Immaculate Mother,

On your feast day I come to you,

And I come not alone:

I bring with me all those with whom your Son entrusted to me,

In this city of Rome and in the entire world,

That you may bless them and preserve them from harm.

I bring to you, Mother, children,

Especially those who are alone, abandoned,

And for this reason are tricked and exploited.

I bring to you, Mother, families,

Who carry forward life and society

With their daily and hidden efforts;

In a special way the families who struggle the most

For their many internal and external problems.

I bring to you, Mother, all workers, both men and women,

And I entrust to you especially those who, out of need,

Are forced to work in an unworthy profession

And those who have lost work or are unable to find it.

We are in need of your immaculate gaze,

To rediscover the ability to look upon persons and things

With respect and awareness,

Without egotistical or hypocritical interests.

We are in need of your immaculate heart,

To love freely,

Without secondary aims but seeking the good of the other,

With simplicity and sincerity, renouncing masks and tricks.

We are in need of your immaculate hands,

To caress with tenderness,

To touch the flesh of Jesus

In our poor, sick, or despised brethren,

To raise up those who have fallen and support those who waver.

We are in need of your immaculate feet,

To go toward those who know not how to make the first step,

To walk on the paths of those who are lost,

To find those who feel alone.

We thank you, O Mother, because in showing yourself to us

You free us of all stain of sin;

You remind us that what comes first is the grace of God,

The love of Jesus Christ who gave his life for us,

The strength of the Holy Spirit which renews all things.

Let us not give in to discouragement,

But, trusting in your constant help,

Let us engage ourselves fully in renewal of self,

Of this city and of the entire world.

Pray for us, Holy Mother of God!

A Note from Mrs. Longden

This week we lit the candle of peace on our Advent wreath. We call Him the Prince of Peace. The prophet, Isaiah, predicted the coming of a Messiah who would come to forgive our sins of the world. Through this peace, people would be drawn to a new kingdom setting aside their sinful ways.

“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).

Keep things in your life simple. Bring peace to life around you and all you meet this Advent season.


We become so busy during this time of year. We know the focus of Christmas is the birth of
Christ, but in the everyday moments, do we take time to talk with God?
We need to remember intentionality during Advent - here is a prayer I have been saying to
help keep my daily tasks intentional, with God at the center:

God of victory, help me overcome my racing and wandering mind.

Center my thoughts, so I can focus on the work I need to do.

Help me have a good day at work and with my family and protect me from drifting into anxiety about all the things I need to do.

When I am overwhelmed, I am grateful that I can run to you.

I stand fast in your power to defend me against anything in the world that would rattle me.

I thank you that you haven’t given me a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind. Amen


Blessings,

Mrs. Longden

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... Common Courtesy

Common Courtesy | 25 | Manners Monday

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.

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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Christmas Parade

A HUGE thank you to all that helped with the Kewaskum Christmas Parade Float!
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Advent

Students and staff are learning about different names for Jesus.

Thank you to those that are completing the Home Connection.

Remember to please keep the forms at home to complete the actions for the week and turn them in the following Monday to be added as hay in Jesus' manger.

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Advent Service Project

As of Tuesday afternoon, we have collected 100 food items and 52 winter outdoor wear items. Thank you to those that have donated! We are still collecting donations!
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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 with Kewaskum’s Vertical Theatre Company. A Holy Trinity graduate, Mia, is also performing in it.

**Location Update:

The Elf Jr. show will be in the Holy Trinity Gym.

Catholic Schools Game

On Wednesday, December 21st our 3rd-8th grade students will have the opportunity to attend Mass at Gesu Church and the Marquette vs. Colorado Women's Basketball Game at Marquette University.

There will be availability for parents to attend as well.

Watch for more information and details coming soon.

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Calendar of Cash

December 1st - Emily Feucht

December 2nd - Oakley Tarras

December 5th - Mary Beck

December 6th - Gerald Mueller

December 7th - Jamie Wamsley


Congratulations!

Calendar of Cash 2023-2024

We have begun 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.

Wednesday, December 21st - 3rd-8th Grade Field Trip to Catholic Schools Marquette Women's Basketball Game

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 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.