Weekly Update

Holy Trinity Catholic School December 3rd, 2020

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An Advent Prayer

Lord God, we adore you because you have come to us in the past.

You have spoken to us in the Law of Israel.

You have challenged us in the words of the prophets.

You have shown us in Jesus what you are really like.

Lord God, we adore you because you still come to us now.

You come to us through other people and their love and concern for us.

You come to us through men and women who need our help.

You come to us as we worship you with your people.

Lord God, we adore you because you will come to us at the end.

You will be with us at the hour of death.

You will still reign supreme when all human institutions fail.

You will still be God when our history has run its course.

We welcome you, the God who comes.

Come to us now in the power of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Substitute Teacher Information

Holy Trinity Catholic School is looking for adults interested in substitute teaching. If you are interested or know of anyone 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. Due to COVID this year, we also have our Return to Work Protocols that are in place for you to look at. We would love to have you come and help out!

A Note from Father Strand

Please see the attached file for a reflection from Father Strand.
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Advent has begun. I hope you were all able to spend time this week reflecting on the coming of Jesus. If you took any pictures from things you have done with the Kindness Calendar Scratch-off, please send them in.

There are many great resources available out there to help celebrate Advent.

Here are a few videos to look at:

Brother Francis

The Days of Advent compilation: https://watch.formed.org/brother-francis-the-days-of-advent


St. Nicholas Stories:

Middle School: The Real Story: https://watch.formed.org/saint-nicholas-the-real-story

Elementary: Nicholas, The Boy Who Became Santa https://watch.formed.org/videos/nicholas-the-boy-who-became-santa

Advent-School Christmas Kindness Countdown

Throughout the week we have been sharing different activities that can be done to help count down the days to Christmas. Each morning on announcements an activity is shared with the students. A picture of our count down bulletin board is shown.

Thanksgiving Cards

Students made cards for the residents of Samaritan Health Center in West Bend. These cards were delivered to the residents the week of Thanksgiving.

A few notes about the project:

1. Each student addressed a card to one of the residents; there were exactly as many students as there were residents!

2. 5K/1st grade selected Thanksgiving foods to glue on a plate; they addressed individual persons and traced a warm message inside, signing their first name

3. 2nd/3rd grade colored Pilgrims in boats and wrote a scripture verse inside with a personal note and signature

4. 4th/5th grade wove placemats and arranged food pictures on a plate; inside copied the First Thanksgiving Address into their card and wrote a personal note/signature

5. 6th/7th/8th wove placemats and arranged food pictures on a plate; inside they wrote scripture verses and a thoughtful note and signature

6. A few extra cards were included in case any new residents arrived or anyone was missed.

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Looking at ordering SCRIP for Christmas?? All orders need to be in by Monday, December 14th at 8 A.M. to be filled in time for Christmas. If you have any questions, please contact the school office. Thank you for your support!

Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

The Knights of Columbus Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest has started for Grades K-8. Teachers may be sending information home for the contest if your child wishes to participate. Please watch for the information.
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Calendar of Cash Winners

November 16 - Isla Zimmermann

November 17 - Adam Schladweiler

November 18 - Sam Schmidt

November 19 - Dori Engebretson

November 20 - Kenneth Weddig

November 23 - Dean Simon

November 24 - Noah Fellenz


COVID Corner

Percentage of staff/students out due to COVID: 9.3%

Thank you for all your work and cooperation during our week of Virtual Learning. We look forward to having the students back in-person on Monday, December 7th!!!

If you would like to give any feedback on the virtual plan and how you thought it went, please email Mrs. Longden at principal@htschool.net.

You will find below new CDC guidelines for quarantine with the Health Department information with it. If you have questions, please let me know.