Weekly Update

Holy Trinity Catholic School August 24th, 2023


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A Note from Mrs. Longden

Have you ever thought of the difference between the words gift and sacrifice? What do you think of when you hear the word sacrifice? There is a difference in language - Sacrifice expresses pain, what is taken away or given up for another, perhaps the great love of Christ through suffering, etc. What do you think of when you hear the word gift? The word gift expresses joy, thinking about what the other would enjoy, the joy of the relationship, a blessing, etc.

When we give a gift, we think of what the other would like. What a difference this makes in our understanding of how God thinks of us and what we need, and the gifts that He gives us. He knows just what we would like, but even more, just what we need. And the gifts He gives us are what we need! But do we always ask?
Now I invite you to think of these two words in the context of the Mass. It is indeed the sacrifice of the Mass. However, is it not also a gift? The gift of our Lord fully in His Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. We are never closer to Him here on earth than when we receive Him in the Eucharist!

This is the best time to talk to Him and ask for what we need and desire. When we think of children, children ask for so much - sometimes what seems like an unreasonable amount, but they still ask! We should have that same asking relationship with God—He knows our hearts, but sometimes we can be too afraid to ask. What gift do you want to ask

God for today?


Mrs. Longden


See you today between 12:00 PM-6:00 P.M. We look forward to seeing everyone!

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 t-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!

School Begins

The first day of school is Monday, August 28th, 2023

Bus Schedule

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

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.

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.


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!

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Upcoming Dates

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)

Tuesday, September 5th - Classes Resume

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Thank you to everyone who contributed to Social Fest. Special thank you to our committee and all the volunteers who helped make the event successful!

We appreciate everything you do to help the school grow!

As part of Holy Trinity Social Fest we had two generous benefactors step forward to match donations towards much needed library renovations as well as to support our teachers with classroom resources. Your contributions will be matched dollar for dollar and will help us get sturdy shelving, replace old books, repaint and freshen up the space and provide flexible seating for our students. Below is the link to make a donation.


If preferred, you may also drop off a check at the Parish office labeled "matched funds".

May God bless you for your continued support.

Special recognition and a HUGE THANK YOU to Catholic Financial Life Chapter 113 and Drexel Building Supply for your generosity.

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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.

Lunch Program News

Attached is the NEW 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

School Calendar/ School Supply List/ Dress Code

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

Holy Trinity Families Facebook Group

New families, if you have not already done so, please join the Holy Trinity Families Facebook Group.

See the guidelines attached.

KEYS Run/Walk

We can't wait to witness the power of our community coming together on Sunday, October 8th, for the 30th annual KEYS scholarship run/walk. As we lace up our sneakers and hit the pavement, we're not only making strides towards a healthier lifestyle but also towards a brighter future for aspiring students.

With a legacy of over $3 million in academic scholarships awarded, KEYS, Inc. has transformed lives and paved the way for countless individuals to pursue their educational dreams. This year's event holds special significance as we celebrate three decades of unwavering dedication to education and empowerment.

Remember, August 30th is the day to seize the $5 discount on race registration—a token of our appreciation for your support. Whether you're a preK-8 student eyeing the chance to win a local business gift card or a KHS student vying for a chance to win a $500 scholarship, these race registration incentives are just the cherry on top of a rewarding experience.

Join us at Keys-Scholarships.org or scan the QR code to register and secure your spot. Let's make this year's event the biggest yet, honoring our past achievements while building an even brighter future. As the countdown begins, we look forward to seeing you at the starting line on October 8th, united in our commitment to education and community. Together, we can continue to make a lasting impact for generations to come.


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.