Holy Trinity Catholic School December 17th, 2020
Prayer for Christmas
May our Christmas season be a time of reconciliation and peace.
May the love of Christ be with us;
May His peace surround us.
May our Christmas be a time of healing, giving, and sharing.
May Your Spirit be with us as we share and care in Jesus' blessed birth.
Please remember to send along boots, snow pants, hats, and gloves every day to school with your child. If the temperature is above zero we will be going outside.
Picture Retake Day
Picture Retake Day will be on Wednesday, January 20th.
The testing window is March 1st-20th. Please mark these dates down so we can try our hardest to have all the students here at that time.
You will be receiving more information from your child's teacher.
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Longden at firstname.lastname@example.org
Soles Walk for Catholic Education
Catholic Schools Week
Home and School and Mrs. Longden are working on planning a drive-thru chili lunch. Watch for more details and ways to help with that!
In school we are planning activities for the students. More information will be shared.
Any questions, please email Mrs. Longden at email@example.com
Substitutes, Volunteers, Advisory Committee
The volunteer handbook and opportunity survey is on the website. Check it out if you are interested.
If you are interested in being on the Advisory Committee please email the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calendar of Cash Winners
December 8 - Lou Ann McCormack
December 9 - Hannah Schladweiler
December 10 - Langdon Piwoni
December 11 - Steve Fieweger
A Note from Mrs. Longden
Let us recall how important it is in the Christian life to give thanks. Scripture is full of passages about gratitude. Here are a few of my favorite Scripture passages abut being thankful:
"I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds." (Psalm 9:1)
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." (Philippians 4:6)
"Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." (Colossians 3:17)
Virtue to remember this season: Generosity
If someone is selfish, stingy, or gives just the socially acceptable minimum, are they a true disciple of the God who gave His very life for us? Generosity is God-like. It means throwing open the doors of one's heart and pouring out all our love on everyone. It means looking out for everyone else instead of looking out for ourselves. It means giving not only because we have extra or leftovers, but giving when there is a true cost to us - and expecting nothing in return. It means giving not only where we have a duty to give, but giving to the undeserving: to those we don't like, or to those we do not know at all.
As we begin the New Year, it's a great time for a fresh start. Many people make resolutions, because they want to improve themselves. That is a noble goal, but studies indicate that most people give up on their resolutions within a few weeks. In my experience, the most effective years have been when I made one resolution that focused on making myself a better person. I could review that resolution each day to see how I was doing. If I messed up one day, it was just an opportunity to do better the next day. Let's all resolve this year to be the best examples we can be for our kids and think of specific ways we can work on that each day.
Thank you for all your thoughts, prayers, generosity, and support throughout this year. It has definitely been an unprecedented year, but I am so thankful for all of you and what you continue to do for Holy Trinity School.
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!
Love, Mrs. Longden
See the file attached as helpful tips from Ascension Health.