Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary

October Parent Newsletter

Knight's October News

Our Mission:

Holy Trinity Catholic School is committed to teaching and modeling Catholic Christian morals and values; creating a safe, caring and respectful environments 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:


Fall is in the air, and boy does it feel good!


I have so much to share with everyone this month, so I implore you to take the time to read this newsletter. While my number one goal with students is safety, clear communication with parents is also a top priority.


As we discussed in March, Holy Trinity spends over $7,000 per student annually. While the local public school districts allocate approximately $10,000 per student, Holy Trinity has continually provided high-quality Catholic education for far fewer dollars. The proof of this is in the results we repeatedly see from our children as their scores far surpass that of their peers in local schools. While we strive to continue providing your children with this environment of excellence, we are also working diligently to keep tuition as affordable as possible. Thus, we rely heavily on fundraising and donations to ensure we bridge the gap between cost and tuition without asking more of our HTCS families. Providing students with an unparalleled educational experience in a state-of-the-art facility is paramount. The funds raised through events such as Coastal Charm are critical in bridging that financial gap and ensuring we accomplish our mission.


With that being said, I ask that you please get involved on some level with Coastal Charm. This is our biggest fundraising event of the year, and the success of this event will ensure that our school continues to flourish.


As the last school year ended, we excitedly announced plans for a new turf surface on our big playground. As with most construction projects, we’ve had some roadblocks along the way, but we are back on track with a new contractor. I’m pleased to report that barring any unforeseen issues, the contractor anticipates project completion in early December. I appreciate your prayer, patience, and understanding during this process.


October is full of many activities, please check your child's folder daily and keep our school calendar close.


Thank you for making Holy Trinity Catholic School such an amazing place to grow and learn!


Pax et bonum,

Haleigh Cuevas

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Bishop Kihneman Halloween Memo

Please read the below memo issued to all employees and volunteers in the school, parishes, and ministers of the Diocese of Biloxi.

Counselor's Corner

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.

Join us in solidarity to stop bullying and cyberbullying.

Each week we will participate in a kindness challenge.


Week of October 3: Make friends with someone

Week of October 10: Stand up for others

Week of October 17: Week of Inclusion-- #NoOneEatsAlone #HereForYou

Week of October 24: Challenge others to be kind


Feel free to contact me by email at jkapidzic@holytrinitycatholics.net or call the school at (228) 467-5158.

Knight of the Month Character Trait

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August Knights of the Month

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*Not Pictured: Tanner Corley

September Knights of the Month

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October Breakfast Menu

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October Lunch Menu

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PTO Update

  • Fall Fest - Parents please mark your calendars for Fall Fest on Friday, 10/28. It will be a great day of fun. You will receive communication from your room parent about volunteering for the event; we will have a request for a few general volunteers if your class booths are full. We rely on volunteers to host this fun day for the kids!
  • PTO Treat - The children enjoyed Kona Ice treats are recess!
  • PTO Open House and Grandparent Night - We had an extremely successful Open House and Grandparent Night with over 350 tickets sold for red bean plates. The book fair was hit among grandparents and parents alike.
  • Dominos Pizza Night - Last month, we raised $180!
  • Charleston Giftwrap - Gift wrap magazines will be coming out this week! Sales start 10/03 and will go through 10/28. We raised over $3,000 last year from this fundraiser; there are lots of gift wrapping and gift options this year - get your shopping done early!
  • Quarterly Fast Pass - Q2 tickets for the reserved carline spot will go on sale on 10/4 and end on 10/7 – Q2 entries will be re-entered for Q4 drawing! The drawing will be held on 10/12.
  • Feedback - Please bring any questions/concerns/suggestions for our school to Ms. Cuevas or a PTO board member. We’d be happy to address your questions!

Coastal Charm

Coastal Charm Meeting

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

5:30 PM

OLG COMMUNITY CENTER

All hands meeting: We plan to discuss volunteer objectives for the remainder of the year. As well as event updates with silent auction results and The Room updates.


If you’ve signed up to volunteer for Coastal Charm, a committee member, and/or have interest in volunteering you DO NOT want to miss this meeting! Please bring your calendar, questions, and suggestions to share with the committees. We are looking forward to hearing your feedback and excitement for this year’s event!

Learning is Fun at HTCS!

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Month at a Glance

Monday, October 3, 2022

  • Charleston Giftwrap Sale Begins


Tuesday, October 4 2022

  • Room Mom Meeting @ 8


Wednesday, October 5, 2022

  • Mass @ 8:15
  • Pep Rally @ 2:30 (Turf Field)
  • Football @ Resurrection


Thursday, October 6-Friday, October 7

  • Fall Holiday


Tuesday, October 11, 2022

  • Marian Procession @ 8:15 (See graphic below for details)
  • Football @ SSC


Wednesday, October 12, 2022

  • Term 2 Begins
  • Mass @ 8:15
  • Fast Pass Drawing


Thursday, October 13, 2022

  • Spend the Day at OLA/SSC for 5th and 6th Grades
  • PTO Meeting @ 6:00


Friday, October 14, 2022

  • Eye Exams with Dr. Benigno
  • SSC Homecoming Meet and Greet at Car Rider Line; Wear Red, Black, and White spirit attire OR Team Attire (ie Jerseys)


Wednesday, October 19, 2022

  • Mass @ 8:15
  • Football @ St Pat's


Thursday, October 20, 2022

  • 5th and 6th Grade Teach at the Beach
  • Report Cards
  • Domino's Pizza Night


Friday, October 21, 2022

  • October Service Project Free Dress
  • Awards during Lunch


October 24-28, 2022

  • Red Ribbon Week! (See Graphic for Dress Up Days)


Wednesday, October 26, 2022

  • Blue Mass and Reception (See Graphic for Additional Details)


Friday, October 28, 2022

  • Fall Festival (See Graphic for additional details)



Coming Soon:


November 1st: Tri School Mass @ 9:45

November 2nd: Festival of Praise

November 4th: 3rd Grade Retreat

November 9th: Veteran's Day Mass and Reception

November 11th: 4th Grade Retreat; Duty Free Lunch

November 17th: Dominos Pizza Night

November 18th: Donuts with Dad/Dudes; Tentative Thanksgiving Prayer Service

November 21-25th: Thanksgiving Holiday

November 28th-December 2nd: Santa's Shop

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SCHOOL HOURS

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


The car-line ends at 7:55 am to ensure all students are in class before the tardy bell at 8:00 am


If your child arrives after the car line closes at 7:55, an adult is required to sign them in at the front office.





IMPORTANT INFORMATION


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. No fee is assessed for this service.


AFTER-CARE:

Holy Trinity offers an After School Care Program from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. The monthly fee is $180 per child, $250 for 2 children, and $300 for 3 or more.


  • Daily drop-in charge of $12 for students that attend less than 5 days a month. After the 10th day of attendance, a monthly fee will be assessed.
  • Also, a $6.00 late fee will be assessed when children are not picked up on time. If a child is habitually picked up late or picked up after 5:45 pm, a meeting will be held with the principal to discuss possible removal from aftercare.
  • Contact aftercare teachers at the following number: 228-688-0057

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

Love One Another

Haleigh Cuevas, Principal

Jordyn Kapidzic, School Counselor

Annie Nabors, Administrative Assistant

Gail Barnes, Business Manager