Weekly Update

Holy Trinity Catholic School December 17th, 2020

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Prayer for Christmas

Heavenly Father,

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.


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First Reconciliation

On December 16th our 2nd grade students celebrated their First Reconciliation. They were very excited to experience this Sacrament. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they continue to experience reconciliation and begin preparing for their First Eucharist later this year.

Christmas Parade

Thank you to the Home and School Committee for putting together a float for the Kewaskum Christmas Parade! It was a job well done!
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The students enjoyed the snow that came over the weekend.

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

Mark your calendars...........

Picture Retake Day will be on Wednesday, January 20th.

ITBS Testing

This year Grades 2 through 8 will be taking the Iowa Test of Basic Skills.

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 principal@htschool.net

Thank you.

Soles Walk for Catholic Education

This year Holy Trinity School raised $1,395.00 and received matching funds of $622.21 for a total of $2,017.21. Thank you to everyone that donated and participated in the virtual event this year! Your contributions are greatly appreciated!


Although there is not a basketball league this year, we are still looking at starting basketball practice beginning in January. It is our hope to play some intramural games and to see about getting in to tournaments or other games if possible. Any student in grades 4 through 8 that are interested in playing, and have not already let Mrs. Longden (principal@htschool.net) or Tim Butschlick (timb@grubertool.com) know, please do so by December 22nd. We will get more information to you as more is planned. Thank you!
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Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week is right around the corner. This year, it runs from January 31st-February 6th. The theme this year is: Catholic Schools - Faith. Excellence. Service.

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 principal@htschool.net

Substitutes, Volunteers, Advisory Committee

If you are interested in substitute teaching, please contact the office to receive the handbook, application, and COVID protocols for this year.

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 advisorycommittee@htschool.net.

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Calendar of Cash Winners

December 7 - Raymond Kirchner

December 8 - Lou Ann McCormack

December 9 - Hannah Schladweiler

December 10 - Langdon Piwoni

December 11 - Steve Fieweger


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A Note from Mrs. Longden

The winter weather has arrived and Christmas is just around the corner. Before we celebrate Christmas, let us continue to rejoice in this wonderful Advent season as we prepare for the birth of Christ. Advent, or "coming" of the Lord, is a time of preparation. The students and staff have been preparing for the coming of Jesus. Please remember to take time during this wonderful season to pause for a moment and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Christ.

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

COVID Corner

Staff/Students Out: 5.3%

See the file attached as helpful tips from Ascension Health.