Holy Trinity Catholic School

Where Children Love to Learn and Learn to Live

January Knight’s News

Our Mission:

Holy Trinity Catholic School is committed to teaching and modeling Catholic Christian morals and values; creating a safe, caring and respectful environment that supports academic excellence while fostering love of learning.


  • Form Intentional Disciples of Christ
  • Provide a Safe Learning Environment
  • Inspire a Passion of Service
  • Maintain High Academic Expectations and Rigorous Curriculum

A message from Mrs. Cuevas:

Happy New Year!

My, how fast time passes fast when you are having fun!

This first semester has come and gone, and we only have a few short months to finish the many things we set out to accomplish this year. Our commitment at HTCS is teaching and modeling Catholic Christian morals and values by creating a safe, caring and respectful environment that supports academic excellence while fostering a love for learning. To accomplish this mission takes the work of our entire school community.

We are so proud of our students and their hard work up to this point; however, we must remember that there is still a lot of work to be done in preparation for a successful completion of the 2021-2022 school year. Our success as a school relies on your support. We depend on our parents to encourage our students and to ensure that all homework is completed and returned to school. We must quickly get back into our daily routines.

As I have already stated, our school families are key to the success of our amazing school. We have our biggest fundraiser of the year in a few short weeks, and we need everyone to get involved to ensure it is a success. This year our Coastal Charm event will be held January 29th and will help support the final upgrades to our big playground as well as several other technology upgrades on campus for our students. Please reach out to Margaret Milner and get involved in our wonderful PTO today!

Now is the perfect time to go back to the roots of our Faith!

We face so many difficult challenges in our day to day lives that prevent us from becoming the best version of ourselves. The constant busyness and noise separate us from the peace and love we are all designed to receive. I want to encourage you to encounter Christ in the Eucharist at Holy Mass. Rediscover this peace with your children each Sunday. Celebrating mass with your family is the greatest gift you can give your child(ren).

I shared the below video with our teachers, staff and our older students a few weeks before Christmas. Please take the time to watch this short clip that reveals the supernatural reality of the mass.

Pax et bonum,

Haleigh Cuevas

The Veil Removed - Film

Month at a Glance

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

  • Term 3 Begins

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

  • School Mass

Thursday, January 6, 2022

  • Report Cards Go Out

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

  • School Mass

Thursday, January 13, 2022

  • Picture Retakes/Group Pictures

Friday, January 14, 2022

  • PreK/Kindergarten Conferences

Monday, January 17, 2022

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

  • PTO Meeting

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

  • School Mass

Thursday, January 20, 2022

  • 100th Day of School
  • Dominos Pizza Night

Friday, January 21, 2022

  • Walk for Life 10:30 am

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

  • Bishop Kihneman's Visit: School Mass

Friday, January 28, 2022

  • January Service Project: Bring in a donation for the Pray, Pray, Pray bulletin board on I-10 for a free dress day today!

Saturday, January 29, 2022

  • Coastal Charm

Coming Soon:

January 30-February 6: Catholic Schools Week (See attached flyer)

February 1: Open House

February 2: Tri-School Mass

February 2 -9: Candy Gram Sales

February 10: Progress Reports

February 25: Mardi Gras Parade

February 28-March 1: Mardi Gras Break

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COVID Protocol Update

Effective January 1, 2022

The COVID-19 Protocol for the Diocese of Biloxi Catholic Schools has been updated. Only change is the isolation period from 10 days to 5 days as written below.

If a student/school personnel has been diagnosed with COVID-19:

  • The student/school personnel will be isolated from school and all activities related to the school for 5 calendar days from the date of a positive test or the date of onset of symptoms, whichever comes first. The student/school personnel must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • A negative diagnosis is not required to return.


A Message From Mr. Chris:

January 22 Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

A great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world. Through special initiatives and in daily prayer, may an impassioned plea rise to God, the Creator and lover of life, from every Christian community, from every group and association, from every family and from the heart of every believer.

Pope Saint John Paul II

Evangelium Vitae

The over 60 million abortions since the 1973 decisions of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton reflect with heartbreaking magnitude what Pope Francis means by a “throwaway culture.” However, we have great trust in God’s providence. We are reminded time and again in Scripture to seek the Lord’s help, and as people of faith, we believe that our prayers are heard.

The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), no. 373, designates January 22 as a particular day of prayer and penance, called the "Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children”: “In all the Dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 (or January 23, when January 22 falls on a Sunday) shall be observed as a particular day of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion.”

As individuals, we are called to observe this day through the penitential practices of prayer, fasting and/or giving alms. Another way to take part is through participating in special events to observe the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Call your local diocese or parish to find out what events might be taking place in your area.


A Message From Mrs. Jordyn:

Counselor's Corner

Career day is around the corner. The deadline has been extended. If you would like to participate in Career Day or know someone who would like to participate, please return the attached document by Friday or email me at jkapidzic@holytrinitycatholics.net

Lately, it seems whenever I turn on the news or open social media I learn that another tragedy has occurred somewhere in the world. Each time, I am overcome with feelings of sadness, frustration, and downright hopelessness. I try to think of how I can help make a difference in some small way, but usually end up falling short.

At moments like these, it feels even more important to have conversations with the children in our lives about topics like empathy, compassion, kindness, and inclusion. The interesting thing about empathy and compassion, though, is that it’s not easy to teach. Yet there are some ways to instill and inspire it. One way is to read books that touch on the subject and can spark a conversation about what it means to be empathetic and compassionate. The following books can help you do just that.

Courtesy of Readbrightly.com

January Character Trait

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November Student of the Month


December Shout Outs

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Golden Spatula Winners


December Service Project

This year, the students of Holy Trinity Catholic School were given the opportunity to give back. Father Jacob Matthew Smith gave each grade $40, and with this $40 they were to find a way to make a difference. The teachers let the students decide where their money would go. Our students were excited and took this opportunity very seriously. Here is a list of what each class/grade did with their money:

-Kindergarten combined and donated to Millies Movement••Saving Christmas One Band At A Time••.

-First Grade combined and bought for a family through CASA of Hancock County.

-Second Grade donated to help buy groceries for the holidays.

-Third grade donated to Dunbar Village.

-Fourth grade donated their money to Junior Auxiliary of Biloxi-Ocean Springs to buy for a family in need.

-Fifth grade donated to both The King's Kitchen for the homeless and Memorial Woodland Village Rehabilitation & Nursing Center.

-Sixth grade combined and donated their money to Toys for Tots.

We are so blessed to have this opportunity to help make a difference, and we could not be more thankful for Father Jacob’s contribution and for our amazing students and faculty.

PTO Update

Please read important information below!

Hi all,

Below are key dates and information for January!

- Coastal Charm is less than a month away!!! It is shaping up to be a wonderful community event! Sponsorship packets and tickets purchased via Eventbrite will be sent out this week! We have less than 90 Outdoor Room tickets left - this means we need to sell 3 tickets a day leading up to the event. Please make sure to secure your ticket now if you are considering purchasing one, and promote purchasing an outdoor room ticket within your network! Pictures of the outdoor room are on the Facebook page. This event is directly benefiting our students, so every contribution helps! Tickets may be purchased here: https://holytrinitycatholicschool.eventbrite.com

- Coastal Charm Volunteers - the following volunteers are needed; please consider offering time for this event:

1. Set-up - a sign-up genius will be emailed for this later this week.

2. Entrance during the event - https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0f44aeab2fa5fcc16-guest

3. Silent Auction Close-out during the event - 2 additional volunteers are needed for the silent auction close-out, which will be about an hour beginning at 8:45pm. Please let me know if you are able to help!

- Duty Free Lunch - we are needing volunteers for the duty free lunch on Friday, 01/21 from 11:15 - 1:30. If you are able to help, please sign-up here [https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48abae28a6f49-dutyfree], or let me know.

The other dates for the Spring have been posted as well! It is a great opportunity to show support for our teachers by providing them a "lunch off".

Other upcoming dates where parent volunteers will be needed:

- Teacher appreciation lunch for Catholic Schools Week (02/05).

- March 4th, HTCS will sponsor desserts for the Knights of Columbus Friday Lenten dinners! Start thinking of your favorite recipes now :)

- Duty free lunches - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48abae28a6f49-dutyfree

Thank you,


Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary School Song


Holy Trinity, Father, Spirit, Son

We come together here as one

To pray, to learn, and to grow

In the loving kindness that you know.

Come with us to work and play together

We are all a part of one big family,

In a school filled with joy, spirit, peace

Our love will grow as you can see.

Repeat Chorus

Sharing God’s love as a community

Each day we work to build a unity

Caring and loving others as we go

Just as Jesus taught us years ago.

Repeat Chorus


School officially starts at 8:00 a.m. daily and will end at 3:00 p.m. daily.


Students that arrive between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. will be monitored by a designated teacher or staff member.


Holy Trinity offers an After School Care Program from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. The cost is $180 per child, $250 for 2 children, $300 for 3 or more. Daily drop in charge of $12. A $5.00 late fee will be assessed when children are not picked up on time. An information sheet and application may be obtained in the school office.

Come Follow Me

Haleigh Cuevas, Principal

Chris Molino, Dean of Students

Jordyn Kapidzic, School Counselor