Weekly Update

Holy Trinity Catholic School September 29th, 2022

Our Mission Statement

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.

PRAYER

O God of Creation, you have blessed us with the changing of the seasons.

As we welcome the autumn months,
may the earlier setting of the sun
remind us to take time to rest.

May the brilliant colors of the leaves
remind us of the wonder of your creation.

May the steam of our breath in the cool air
remind us that it is you who give us the breath of life.

May the harvest from the fields remind us of the abundance we have been given and bounty we are to share with others.
May the dying of summer's spirit remind us of your great promise that death is temporary and life is eternal.
We praise you for your goodness forever and ever.

A Note from Mrs. Longden

Community and relationships are an important part of our families, our school, and even each one of us as human persons. Even our Christian understanding of God is relational. God is a trinity of persons, and he created us to love and to be loved. Our personal relationship with Jesus is incredibly important, but Jesus also left us a church to feed our natural need for community.


Have you ever felt like no matter how many people that you had near you, the only one who would comfort and understand you would be your mother? We are so lucky to have this comfort in our Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus and mother to us all.

The month of October each year is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary. This is primarily due to the fact that the liturgical feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated annually on October 7. It was instituted to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary in gratitude for the protection that she gives the Church in answer to the praying of the Rosary by the faithful.

Here at Holy Trinity, we teach the children to look to Mary for her example of faith and love as the mother of Jesus and to be our mother too, calling on her to guide us as our earthly mothers would. The Rosary offers a simple way to meditate on the life of Jesus as we pray. The school children enjoy this time when we recite the Rosary together or when they get a chance to meditate alone. The Blessed Virgin Mary is present with each in our prayers and meditations.


Blessings,

Mrs. Longden

Building Aide Opening

We are looking for a Building Aide 2-3 days per week in the mornings from 7:30-11:30.

If you are interested in the position and want more information, please reach out to Mrs. Longden at principal@htschool.net

Thank you!

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SPIRIT WEAR

Our Spirit Wear store is open!

Please see the store at : wpp-promo.com – under company stores

or at : Holy Trinity Parish & School Fall 2022 (orderpromos.com)


The store will close on October 1st.


If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Mrs. Longden.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on:

Wednesday, October 5th and Thursday, October 6th from 3:00-6:30 P.M.

An email was sent out on Wednesday with your confirmed times.

If you did not get an email, or have questions, please contact the school office.

Sign-Up Genius for Food for P/T Conferences

Below is the sign-up genius for conferences.

We are doing Walking Tacos on Wednesday and Grazing Boxes on Thursday.


The items should be brought to school by Wednesday.

Thank you for helping Home and School and providing teachers with food during their evenings of conferences.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4DA8A62BA6FE3-walking

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Catholic Schools Walk

The 10th Annual Catholic Schools Walk

(formerly known as the Soles for Catholic Education Walk) is approaching!

Watch for more information coming soon regarding the walk. We encourage our families to raise as much money as possible for our school, and to have fun while doing it. Every dollar raised goes directly back to Holy Trinity School.

Thanks to the support of generous event sponsors, the funds raised will be eligible for a proportional match-up to $5,000!

You can donate by going to the following link: https://fundraise.givesmart.com/vf/SCHOOLSWALK/team/HolyTrinity


Watch for more details coming soon about the walk Holy Trinity will be doing!

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Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help with recess duty. If interested, please contact Mrs. Longden.

Volleyball

Upcoming Games:


9/29 at 6:30 @ HTS - Hosting SOTH and parents night

10/3 at 6:30 @ St Matts

10/10-16 Tournament @ Holy Angels (dates & times tbd)

10/18 at 6pm @ HTS - Hosting St Katharine Drexel (Beaver Dam)

10/20 at 6pm @ HTS - Hosting Holy Angels and 8th grade night


GOOD LUCK GIRLS!

Wreath/Poinsettia Sale

Home and School Association will be doing the Wreath and Poinsettia Sale again this year.

See the information below regarding the Sale.

Forms will be sent home in the Home Folders today as well!

Weather Changes

As the weather is changing, and getting colder in the morning, it is important we remember to have the correct clothing here for recess. Please be sure your child is bringing the correct outside gear to wear! Thank you!


Also remember that the dress code changes on October 16th. The last day to wear shorts, capris, sandals, etc. is October 15th. Remember to review the Handbook if there are questions.

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October Lunch Menu

Attached is the October Lunch Menu

Trunk or Treat

Watch for more information next week regarding the date and sign-up for Trunk or Treat!!

KEYS Walk

Server Guild/ Altar Guild

Participating in the Altar Guild or Server Guild is voluntary for students in grades 4 – 8. These groups provide an opportunity for our students to volunteer in different but complementary ways before, during, and after Mass. In so doing, they intend to encourage girls and boys to consider vocations in the Church. The Altar Guild is ordered toward women’s religious life and the Server Guild is ordered toward priesthood.


There will be trainings on Wednesdays and Thursdays in October during recess for anyone interested in participating.

Dance Team

We have some girls that are interested in having a Dance Team at Holy Trinity.

If you, or if you know of someone, that is interested in coaching a dance team, please email Mrs. Longden at principal@htschool.net.

If we find a coach, we can see how much interest we have from the girls.

Pet Blessing

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Calendar of Cash

September 22nd - Bill Braatz

September 23rd - Norbert Rohlinger

September 26th - Betty Beckmann

September 27th - Kim Kellner

September 28th - Aidan Rettler


Congratulations!

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Upcoming Dates

Friday, September 30th - All School Mass

Wednesday, October 5th - Mass Grades 5-8

Thursday, October 6th - All School Mass

October 5th and 6th - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Friday, October 7th - No School

Tuesday, October 11th - K5 - 2 Field Trip to Kewaskum Fire Department

Wednesday, October 12th - Mass Grades 1-4

Friday, October 14th - All School Mass

Wednesday, October 19th - Mass Grades 5-8

Wednesday, October 19th - 3K-5K Field Trip to Pumpkin Farm

Friday, October 21st - All School Mass

October 24-28 - Red Ribbon Week

Wednesday, October 26th - Mass Grades 1-4

Wednesday, October 26th - 1st/2nd Grade Field Trip to Schauer Arts

October 27th/28th - Catholic Schools Walk at Holy Trinity

Friday, October 28th - All School Mass

Advisory Commission

Purpose:

The Advisory Commission is an advisory body to the school principal. The purpose of the Advisory Commission is to assist the school principal in:

*ensuring the school thrives and remains viable for the future.

*ensuring excellence in Catholic Culture, Academics, Whole Child Education, and the Stewardship of Resources.

*supporting the school in its efforts to collaborate with the parish.


See the attached document with the School Advisory Commission Operational Norms.


If you would like more information about joining, please email the Advisory Committee at advisorycommittee@htschool.net.

Safe Environment Education Training

Promise to Protect, Pledge to Heal

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is committed to maintaining safe environments for children to learn, pray, and grow. Our Safe Environment Office supports our parishes and schools and maintains the compliance of our archdiocese in our Promise to Protect, Pledge to Heal.

Every priest, deacon, parish or school staff member, teacher and lay minister that is employed by a parish or school and any volunteer working with minors in our archdiocese is required to meet three requirements:

1-Attend a Safe Environment Education Session. This is a child abuse and maltreatment prevention program that must be attended in person. The current curriculum taught in this session is Circle of Care by the Archdiocese of Omaha.

2-Pass a Criminal Background Check. This check is done at the start of employment or beginning volunteering with minors and must be done every five (5) years subsequently. The criminal background check is conducted through the CMG Connect portal. The criminal background check reports are reviewed and certified through the collaboration of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Safe Environment Office and parish/school Safe Environment coordinators.

3-Sign the Code of Ethical Standards for Church Leaders Link to Code of Ethical Standards. This code of conduct provides volunteers and employees with expectations and guidelines for how they interact with and conduct themselves in ministry. This code must be signed prior to beginning volunteering or working in a parish or school and is reviewed every five (5) years subsequently.

As Catholics, we are all tasked with participating in ensuring that every child is able to feel safe in our parishes and schools. In addition to our safe environment requirements for adults, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee requires all parish religious education programs and Catholic schools to provide instruction on personal safety and abuse prevention in age-appropriate lessons for all children in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade enrolled in their programs. Parishes and schools are required to annually report their compliance with this requirement.

We invite you to explore what we are doing at the archdiocesan level, at the parish level, and what we ask of every adult in our parishes to do to help us maintain a Safe Environment to remember our past, protect our present and hope for our future.

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Mother Teresa: No Greater Love movie

The West Bend Knights of Columbus are offering tickets to the exclusive showing of Mother Teresa: No Greater Love. It is showing at select theaters for two days, Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 at 7:00 pm. We have 35 tickets left for the Oct. 3 showing at 7:00 pm at the North Shore Cinema Theater. The Knights of Columbus are providing tickets for $5.00 per person. For more information and to watch the trailer, go to https://www.motherteresamovie.com. To get your tickets, contact Jim Gugg @ 262-229-9491 and leave a message or email @ jmg632019@gmail.com
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2022 Mother of Perpetual Help Novena

Mark your calendars and join us for Exposition & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and a novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help at Saint Michael’s Church on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. for nine consecutive weeks. August 29, September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24. This is an opportunity to adore our Lord in a special way and to ask His Blessed Mother to intercede for us on our behalf. Even if you cannot make all the nine dates, please join us when you can and feel free to bring a family member or friend with you. Members of other parishes are certainly welcome.