Weekly Update

Holy Trinity Catholic School September 15th, 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

A Prayer for Strength when Weary

Lord, I’m weary. My energy is sagging, and my motivation is lagging. And I am so in need of you. I need your strength and your fresh touch to get back on track again. Your Word says the joy of the Lord is my strength. If that's true, then I need your joy to replace all the bone-tired parts of my mind, body, and soul.

The pressures of life sometimes push me into a corner, rendering me helpless to move forward. A hundred voices call my name, and I feel paralyzed at times to answer, not knowing where to turn. Lord, help me not to quit, to keep running the race faithfully, and to find strength in that safe, secret place of yours, under the shadow of the Almighty.

I need your strength to say no when I'm tempted to surrender to harmful things, or when selfishness clings to my clothes and won't let go. I need your strength to say yes, when cowardice and fear nudge me to deny the convictions of my heart. I need your strength to reach out in love to those both close to me and all around me. When don't I need your strength, God?

You are my rock, and I run to you today, believing that you will lift up my heavy arms, that you will fuel me for the tasks you've given me, and that your joy will completely consume the weakness of my life and make me strong again. I don't want to stay grounded, crippled by limitations and failed attempts. I'm tired of feeble efforts. Lord, I want to mount up with wings like an eagle and not just fly. I want to soar.

Renew my strength, Lord. Fill me with your supernatural power to overcome each obstacle in my path. With my eyes on you, Lord, with you walking beside me, working through me, I can make it. Thank you, Lord!

A Note from Mrs. Longden

Now that school has started and is running the course, we actually move into high gear within the next few months. We have so many events and activities for the students and for all adults who are connected to our school.


In the classrooms, we have established the procedures and can now take the students into full pace with new skills and knowledge. It is fun to see all of the eager teachers planning the curriculum and engaging the children in their lessons. It is even better to see so many happy kids who are participating, collaborating, and growing in their creativity. We certainly have a rich environment here at Holy Trinity.


I would encourage parents, grandparents, and friends to join us in our school building. Come for our weekly school Mass, come to volunteer, come to our school to see what we do. There is nothing like a great Catholic school atmosphere!


The Catholic Church holds dear the teaching that parents are the primary educators of their children, and the school serves to assist parents in that responsibility. With that teaching at heart, we try to connect with our parents in a variety of ways. One important way is through our Home and School Organization. Simply by being a parent with students in the school, you are a member of Home and School! I encourage you to attend Home and School meetings whenever possible, and the leadership will help you find ways to volunteer with our school community.


God is good to Holy Trinity!
Let us give thanks now and always.


Blessings,

Mrs. Longden

3K-5K Round-Up

Friday, September 16th

Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


The 3K/4K/5K Round-Up provides families and kids the opportunity to get to know each other and form lasting friendships.

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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.

Please see the form below to fill out.

There is also a copy in Home Folders sent home today.

If you have any questions, please contact the school office.

Wreath/Poinsettia Sale

Home and School Association will be doing the Wreath and Poinsettia Sale again this year. More information will be sent out soon regarding the dates of the sale!

Watch the newsletter for more information!

Hispanic Heritage Month

Today begins Hispanic Heritage Month.

To help the students learn more about the Hispanic Heritage, Mrs. Kern has asked to visit the different classrooms and teach the students different things in Spanish. She will visit the classrooms each week during Hispanic Heritage Month.

Here is a video she will be showing the classrooms:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwUj65XXT9U&t=92s


Check with your children about what they are learning.

5th Grade Teacher

We have hired a 5th Grade teacher to join our team at Holy Trinity School.

We are excited to have Mrs. Alyssa Rosado as our new 5th Grade teacher.

Watch for her biography coming soon!

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 September during recess for anyone interested in participating.

Lunch Program


***Lunch Program is looking for HELP.***

This is a paid, flexible position. Work 1 day, 2 days or all 5 days.

Contact Wendy Muckerheide (262)626-4919

Picture Day

Mark Your Calendars!!!

Picture Day is Monday, September 26th


Pictures can be ordered online here:

<https://orders.schoolandsportpics.com/ordering>
https://orders.schoolandsportpics.com/ordering

Use the drop down menu to select your school name

Use this coupon code to save 10% off of your order if placed prior to
picture day: Fall100147

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.

September Virtue - Responsibility

RESPOSNIBILITY

Saint: St. Margaret of Scotland

Aspiration: Come Holy Spirit, increase in me the Gift of Piety

Meaning: Fulfilling our just duties; accepting the consequences of one's words and actions, intentional and unintentional

Prayer: Dear Jesus, Please help me to be faithful in all the duties You have entrusted to me this day, fulfilling each with great care and love!

Scripture: Genesis 41:46-49; 53-57

Opposing Trait: Failing to accept responsibility for one's words and/or actions; being unreliable

Ways to Cultivate: Be accountable for one's personal actions and decisions at home, at school, and in personal relationships

Looks Like/ Sounds Like: Complete your tasks; 'I have finished my homework'; Be responsible for your homework, duties, etc.; admit when you are wrong or have done something wrong; be accountable for decisions and actions

Basketball

Hello Holy Trinity School Parents.


The Wildcat basketball season is upon us. We are looking to see how many students are interested in joining the teams. We offer two levels for both boys and girls A team (7-8th) and B team (5-6th) .


We are looking forward to having a fun-filled season full of learning and success. Please encourage your child to give it a try.


Please email Nick Kern at athleticdirector@htschool.net if your child will be joining, or if you have any questions.

St. Michael Fall Festival

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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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Calendar of Cash

September 8th - Kasandra/Travis Flasch

September 9th - Stacy Bracken

September 12th - Joan Fleischman

September 13th - Collin Knight

September 14th - Warren Korth


Congratulations!

Mass Calendar

Attached is the Mass Schedule for your reference.

Upcoming Dates

Friday, September 16th - All School Mass

Friday, September 16th - 3K/4K/5K Round-Up

Wednesday, September 21st - Mass Grades 5-8

Friday, September 23rd - All School Mass - Baptism Mass (August/September Baptisms)

Monday, September 26th - Picture Day

October 5th and 6th - Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 7th - No School

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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.