Holy Trinity Catholic School

Where Children Love to Learn and Learn to Live

February 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.


Goals:

  • 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:

2022-2023 School Year Registration is Here!


After a thorough assessment of the needs of the school, with prayerful consideration, and many conversations it has been determined that a tuition increase is absolutely necessary for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. Our main goal here at HTCS remains focused on providing the highest level of educational excellence possible in a nurturing and faith-based Catholic environment. In addition, we must begin the process of more fairly compensating our teachers.


Currently, Holy Trinity spends approximately $7,600.00 per student annually. This is comparatively less than the public schools in our area, but I guarantee the return on those dollars are yielding a far greater profit because of the overall experience your children receive at this school. It is difficult, if not completely impossible, to calculate the true value of a Catholic education. As Catholic School families, you’re already aware that the cost to educate your children is not covered by tuition alone, and this increase will not bridge the gap, but it’s a necessary step in the right direction.


Our teachers, who are the backbone of our school, are currently working for nearly 45% less than their peers in the public schools with similar years’ experience. It is our duty to pay them a decent living wage as well as ensure that we have the opportunity to also attract teachers that are the best and brightest talent.


I’m excited to tell you that there are many great and wonderful spiritual and educational opportunities on the horizon for Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary School. We are continuously evaluating all aspects of the curriculum to bring the most innovative educational experience to your children including expanded STEM programs and additional instructional options such as a gifted program as well as programs designed for those children who need a little additional help learning to read.


We are currently in the process of adopting and implementing a Five-Year Strategic Plan to ready us for the tasks we continue to face in this modern and challenging world. We are addressing the need for sustainability and growth which is vital to meeting the needs of our diverse students in this ever-evolving world while still holding true to our mission. We are actively working to secure grants, as well as establish a foundation to provide additional income resources.


Please know that we believe that Holy Trinity is truly a place where children love to learn and learn to live because of the support of our amazing community and our wonderful families!


Pax et bonum,

Haleigh Cuevas

Registration Opens January 30th

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*Registration information will be emailed this weekend from the Diocese of Biloxi

Month at a Glance

Sunday, January 30-Saturday, February 5

  • Catholic Schools Week (See Attached Flyer for Specific Details)


Tuesday, February 1, 2022

  • Open House 8:30-4:30


Wednesday, February 2, 2022

  • Tri-School Mass
  • Candy Grams go on Sale (End February 7)


Thursday, February 3, 2022

  • Career Day (Dress as Career of Choice)


Friday, February 4, 2022

  • Free Dress
  • Adoration


Wednesday, February 9, 2022

  • School Mass (6C)


Thursday, February 10, 2022

  • Class Pictures and Picture Retakes
  • Progress Reports


Friday, February 11, 2022

  • Fun Cart


Wednesday, February 16, 2022

  • School Mass (6K)


Thursday, February 17, 2022

  • Domino's Pizza Night


Wednesday, February 23, 2022

  • School Mass (5)


Friday, February 25, 2022

  • School Mardi Gras Parade at 9:30


Coming Soon:

February 28-March 1: Mardi Gras Break

March 4: Lenten Dinners Begin

March 10: Spring Portraits

March 11: Field Day

March 17: Report Cards

March 21-22: Spring Holiday

March 23: Bishop Kihneman's Visit

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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.

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A Message From Mrs. Jordyn:

Counselor's Corner


  • Career Day is Thursday! The kids may dress up as the career of their choice. Please follow the free dress policy in the handbook.
  • Check out our Random Acts of Kindness bulletin board and see how many acts you can complete by the end of February.


You don't need a reason to be kind. Kindness is always a choice. The more you practice it, the more natural it becomes! Watch these videos with your family to find out all the different ways you can spread kindness to the world.


Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood "It's Great to be Kind"

https://youtu.be/qil5m703lpI


Kid President: 20 Things We Should Say More Often

https://youtu.be/m5yCOSHeYn4


The Science of Kindness

https://youtu.be/O9UByLyOjBM


KINDNESS... Read About It!


How Kind! by Mary Murphy

The Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper

The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller and Jen Mill

The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig

Have you Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts


KINDNESS... Talk About It!


Tell me about a time when someone was kind to you. How did it make you feel?

What do you think kindness means, and why is it important?

Who is someone in your class you can show kindness to?

What are some ways you can be kind to people at home, at school, and in your community?


KINDNESS... Practice it!

Spend time writing encouraging notes to people in your community and hand deliver them. This could be neighbors, policemen, teachers, postal workers, nursing home residents, firefighters, etc.

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February Character Trait

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Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary School Song


Chorus

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 HOURS

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


BEFORE CARE:

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


AFTER CARE:

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