Holy Trinity Catholic School
Where Children Love to Learn and Learn to Live
Knight’s News November 2023
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.
- 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:
In the blink of an eye....November is here!
We had a blast in October, thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers!
A few weeks ago, we sent out parent surveys to get your input in the areas of faith formation, academic expectations, and safe environment. I truly appreciate everyone who took the time to complete this survey for us. I have read your feedback and found some very useful nuggets of information. I will use the information you provided to continue growing HTCS for our children.
I want to briefly share a few takeaways. In regard to the school's overall communication process. You seem to be pleased with the direction we are moving, however, you requested that we communicate more directly and less on social media. We are currently planning a PTO meeting for November 14th, and I hope to see you there. PTO meetings are the best way for us to communicate directly with you about the state of the school and upcoming events.
You also requested more text messages for your phone. I typically send out emails more frequently than texts, because our text messages are limited by 280 spaces(characters). To assist with getting information out, I want to make certain that everyone is aware that we have a School Event Calendar on our webpage that is in Google Calendar format. This calendar is filled with all school events for the entire school year and is monitored and updated (if necessary) monthly to ensure accuracy. Social media is only used as a courtesy or convenience to remind parents of events as they come each week, not to inform parents of events. This parent newsletter has a lot of information but is also intended to be a quick reference for parents as the month goes by.
Above all, our teachers and staff are committed to the spiritual and academic growth of all of our children. I humbly ask that you continue to support and pray for our school. Please know that we are striving to meet the needs of a diverse community, and we understand that clear communication is the foundation of our success.
Of most importance, as we move into the holiday season, we want to encourage all of our families to ensure Jesus is at the center of our thoughts, prayers, and actions. The holidays bring food drives, Adoration, Advent, Cookies with Santa, and many other opportunities for parents to get involved in our school.
I look forward to seeing you on campus!
Pax et bonum,
Month at a Glance
Wednesday, November 1
- Tri-School Mass
Thursday, November 2
- 800 Club Drawing ($500)
Sunday, November 5
- Daylight Savings Time
Tuesday, November 7
- 5/6th Grade Field Trip
Thursday, November 9
- 800 Club Drawing
Friday, November 10
- Bishop Kihneman School Visit
- School Mass (5H)
- November Service Project (See Infographic Attached)
- World Kindness Week (See Infographic Attached)
Thursday, November 16
- 800 Club Drawing
- Domino's Pizza Night
- Progress Reports
Friday, November 17
- School Mass (4 Babin)
- Adoration (See infographic)
Week of November 20th
- Thanksgiving Holiday
November 27-December 1st
- St Nick's Santa Shop (See infographic)
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
- Weekly Mass (3rd)
- 800 Club Drawing
Sunday, December 3
- Cookies with Santa
December 6: St. Nicholas Day
December 8: Tri-School Mass
December 19: Christmas Program
December 20: 11:30 Dismissal
December 21-January 8: Christmas Break
We need volunteers for St. Nick's Santa Shop
Please sign up below!
St. Nick's Santa Shop
Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up if you would like to help students shop for Christmas. Please DO NOT sign up for your child's class. They will be shopping for you and other loved ones, and they like to be able to surprise you.
A Message From Mrs. Jordyn:
Gratitude is the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful. Being able to recognize and appreciate the good things in your life can lead to increased happiness and life satisfaction. For children especially, learning how to be thankful can help in the development of interpersonal skills, including the ‘big’ one – empathy. Gratitude lends itself to expanding our worldview. When we are thankful for even the small things, we are thinking of more than just ourselves; we are thinking about how all of us have the ability to positively impact another’s life. Gratitude is powerful! Below are a few ways you can practice the virtue of Gratitude with your family.
- After everyone says Grace and prayers of thanksgiving at dinner, share one thing you are grateful for from the day. You could also have a themed night such as Thankful Thursdays where everyone shares what they are thankful for.
- Think about a time that someone has been especially kind to you and was not properly thanked. Write a short note to that person to express your thankfulness for their kindness. Think how great that will make the recipient feel!
- During a walk or drive, have your family members point out things they are grateful for. You can even make this into an "I Spy" game.
- When sibling rivalry or other conflicts arise in the family, have each person share aloud 3 things they are grateful for about the other person.
- Talk about a character from a movie or book that experiences hardships but is also grateful for things. Try to name additional things the character could be grateful for.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Week! "Let the Peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful." ~Apostle Paul to the Colossians
My door is always open. Feel free to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at (228) 467-5158.
November Character Trait
October Knights of the Month
It’s officially Fall!
PTO and Room Parents were busy in October planning our annual Fall Fest, and it seems like the general consensus was that this was our best one yet! We want to recognize the Fall Fest Parent Chair, Kellie Munsch, and her helpers, Gretchen Ross and Page Forrest, for working tirelessly to create an event that the kids are still talking about! There were so many wonderful additions this year that are definitely going to be annual staples, and none of it would be possible without the help of our parents and volunteers who come together each year to put it on.
Be sure to visit the Facebook Page for a full list of Thank Yous and photos from the event!
Much of Fall Fest and other fun activities that PTO puts on through the first semester is funded by our smaller fundraising events that happen through Christmas. We wanted to share with you what your contributions and participation has brought in so far to make these things a reality for our kids!
Domino’s Pizza Nights - $638
Grandparents Night Dinner - $1,286
Charleston Wrap - $3,220
Boo in the Bay Parking - $2,170
Used Uniform Sales - $1,645
Fast Pass - $230
Our first Silent Auction donations and Sponsorships have begun to make their way in to the school! Our Homeroom Leader right now for our class competition is Mrs. Raymond’s Kindergarten Class… but you have until December 1 to take the lead and win your homeroom an ice cream party at Creole Creamery!
Sponsorship and Silent Auction Donation Forms will be added to the school website this month, so be on the lookout for those if you need extra copies. You will also be able to purchase your Aloha Room Drawdown Tickets and Admission Tickets through the website as well! We hope this makes things easier for you!
The Aloha Room Drawdown Tickets are already beginning to sell, so be sure to grab yours early so you don’t miss your chance to win the $10,000 Hawaii Vacation!
COOKIES WITH SANTA
If you haven’t already, mark your calendars for Sunday, December 3, and bring your family and friends out for Cookies with Santa at the OLG Community Center after 10:30 mass! Santa will be on site for photos, cookies, and refreshments will be plentiful, and Christmas crafts and activities for all ages will be happening! There is a sign-up genius coming out soon for anyone who would like to volunteer to help with this festive community event!
** The next Room Parent Meeting will be after morning Carline on Thursday, November 9th.
** The next PTO Meeting will be on the evening of Tuesday, November 14th.
Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary School Song
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.
Sharing God’s love as a community
Each day, we work to build unity
Caring and loving others as we go
Just as Jesus taught us years ago.
Carline closes at 7:55 am. After 7:55 am, please bring all students to the front office.
School officially starts at 8:00 a.m. daily and will end at 3:00 p.m. daily.
Students who arrive between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. will be monitored by a designated teacher or staff member.
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.