Holy Trinity Catholic School August 31st, 2023
A Note from Mrs. Longden
The time is upon us for our new school year. I am so excited and pleased with the staff that we have with us this year in the school. It took us many days to find our new people and many prayers to secure them into their roles. What a challenge. I am so thankful that God provided just the right people for the jobs here at Holy Trinity. Last week we held our staff meetings, and all of us quickly realized that our new crew are winners! Our returning staff members are like the golden treasure of this amazing ship. They are rich and colorful in their ways and keep our school solid, stable, and filled with beautiful jewels to share with our new staff members and your children. Together, our new and returning staff will no doubt be an amazing, knowledgeable, and hard-working group.
This week we started our first week of school. We ask God to guide us, to watch over us, and to bless us abundantly in our journey for 2023-2024.
Have you ever thought that you want to improve your prayer life, the time you spend with God? When someone asked Thomas Merton, “What’s the one thing I should do to improve my prayer life?” he said, “Take the time.”
If you want to have a genuine and deep relationship with someone, you can’t just call them once a year, talk to them only when you need help, or only talk about the surface level things of life. The deepest, most genuine friendships we have are the ones where you make time for one another, where you talk about the hardest topics and delve into the deep wounds of life. They are there for the happiest and the most painful moments of your life and everything in between.
God is also there in all those moments. Last week I was working on tasks getting ready for school to start. I thought to myself of all the ways I spend my time doing the small tasks that make up our school and wondered which parts of what I do are the most important. Then I felt a nudge inside me to pray a Glory Be. So I did, and realized that everything we do for God is important, as long as we continually offer it to Him. God was there in that moment, and in this one. When we take the time and find the silence, there we will find our God, who loves us so deeply, and we will find peace.
“The fruit of silence is prayer, the fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is love, the fruit of love is service, and the fruit of service is peace.” – Mother Teresa of Calcutta
DARE TO BELIEVE: EUCHARISTIC DISCIPLES
We are in the Eucharistic Revival. The vision is to inspire a movement of Catholics across the United States who are healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist - and who are then sent out on mission "for the life of the world".
Virtue - Prayerfulness
Saint: St. Catherine of Siena
Aspiration: Come Holy Spirit, increase in me the Gift of Piety
Meaning: Being still, listening, and being willing to talk to God as a friend
Prayer: Dear Jesus, I desire to have You as my best friend. Give me a desire to spend time with You each day, as I do with my friends. Help me always to put You first in my life, even when I am busy.
Scripture: Philippians 4:6
Opposing Trait: Entertaining distractions during prayers and Mass
Ways to Cultivate: Cultivate a spirit of prayer and recollection; maintain the proper posture (kneeling, sitting still, etc.)
Looks Like/Sounds Like: Fold your hands while you pray. "I love You, Jesus." Maintain a spirit of stillness with your body, mind, and heart while praying. make visits to the Chapel. Create a place of prayer in your home. Foster a spirit of interiority in your body, mind, and heart. Participate in the sacraments regularly.
Family Folders are being sent home today.
Please look at the materials and take them out and return the folder to school.
This week in the Family Folders:
- Student IDs - these ID's should be kept at home and may be used for student discounts/entry at applicable venues
- Picture order forms - use this information to order pictures of your child
- 3K-5K Kindergarten Round-up - sign-up form please return by September 11
- 3rd-8th Grade Girls Basketball KYB
Dress Code: Students have been doing a great job with our new formal dress code. Just a reminder that on Monday's it is Spirit Wear and Jeans day. If you do not wear a spirit wear top, you should come in our regular dress code. Tuesday-Friday are solid color polos and gray, khaki, navy, or black bottoms. If your child is out of dress code you will be notified and given ways to correct it.
Morning Drop Off: Thank you all for your cooperation during morning drop off.
Reminder regarding safety and traffic flow on Main Street in front of school now that we will have more buses dropping off. Please be sure when you leave to turn right out of the parking lot, not left. When you do turn right, please be aware of the buses dropping off students as well. The bus company has also asked for parents to be patient and give buses the right-of-way to pull away from the curb. If a bus is leaving, please let them leave before speeding by or turning into the Peace Parking Lot. There sometimes is congestion with parents turning into Peace Church making it difficult for the buses to reenter traffic flow.
Please remember Peace Church parking lot is private property, not a public lot.
Friday, September 15th
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Place: Outside (weather dependent) otherwise in the Gym
Food will be provided.
Theme: Sports Theme (wear your favorite sports team attire if you would like!)
The 3K/4K/5K Round-Up provides families and kids the opportunity to get to know each other and form lasting friendships.
School Information Meeting
Tuesday, September 26th, 2023
You and your family are welcome to attend Mass at 5:00.
After the 5:00 Mass we will have the school open to visit classrooms and talk with teachers about grading, curriculum, etc.
6:00 Meeting in the Gym. Items to be discussed include School Advisory Commission, Home and School Association, SCRIP, Tuition/Finance, Accreditation Visit.
Monday, September 4th - No School (Labor Day)
Tuesday, September 5th - Classes Resume
Wednesday, September 6th - Mass (Grades 5-8)
Friday, September 8th - Mass
Wednesday, September 13th - Mass (Grades 1-4)
Friday, September 15th - Mass
Friday, September 15th - Kindergarten Round-Up
Wednesday, September 20th - Mass (Grades 5-8)
Friday, September 22nd - Baptism Mass (August/September Baptisms)
Tuesday, September 26th - School Informational Meeting
Thank you to everyone who contributed to Social Fest. Special thank you to our committee and all the volunteers who helped make the event successful!
We appreciate everything you do to help the school grow!
As part of Holy Trinity Social Fest we had two generous benefactors step forward to match donations towards much needed library renovations as well as to support our teachers with classroom resources. Your contributions will be matched dollar for dollar and will help us get sturdy shelving, replace old books, repaint and freshen up the space and provide flexible seating for our students. Below is the link to make a donation.
If preferred, you may also drop off a check at the Parish office labeled "matched funds".
May God bless you for your continued support.
Special recognition and a HUGE THANK YOU to Catholic Financial Life Chapter 113 and Drexel Building Supply for your generosity.
Calendar of Cash
Thank you to everyone that sold and purchased tickets!
Best of luck!!
Kewskum and West Bend Catholic Mom's Group
Holy Trinity Families Facebook Group
New families, if you have not already done so, please join the Holy Trinity Families Facebook Group.
See the guidelines attached.
West Bend Theatre Company
West Bend Theatre Company is pleased to offer a fabulous family opportunity in community theatre. We are seeking talent aged 4 to 84+. Many students from a variety of parochial schools have participated in our shows over the years.
West Bend's tradition of "A Christmas Carol" is presented each year in December. We have been producing this show with a fresh script and updated music each year since 2010.
For auditions, we are asking people to prepare a song of their choice - perhaps 90 seconds to demonstrate their best vocal talent. They will also be invited to read from the script if they wish, and perhaps asked to do some simple dance steps in a group.
For parents: We schedule our youth performers earlier in the evening, so they can get homework completed, and still be home at a reasonable hours. Of course as we get closer to our December performances, the schedule does become more demanding - but we cooperate fully with parents, school and faith related activities for scheduling.
If you have charming, charismatic students who may enjoy this community theatre opportunity, please feel free to forward this audition information (dates and times are on the flier attached) to the student's parents.
Parents are also invited to audition! We are especially seeking to fill the SINGING and DANCING roles of the Cratchit Children. Key youth roles include Tiny Tim, a 4 to 6 year old child with a clear singing voice for a solo. Other opportunities include 3 boys and 3 girls of varying ages as Cratchit family members, plus a varied age Londoner's Chorus of up to 15 youth roles. Ages16 and up are encouraged to audition for adult roles. Many adult roles are open, including Bob and Mrs. Cratchit, Scrooge, Nephew Fred, Belle, and others.
With a legacy of over $3 million in academic scholarships awarded, KEYS, Inc. has transformed lives and paved the way for countless individuals to pursue their educational dreams. This year's event holds special significance as we celebrate three decades of unwavering dedication to education and empowerment.
Whether you're a preK-8 student eyeing the chance to win a local business gift card or a KHS student vying for a chance to win a $500 scholarship, these race registration incentives are just the cherry on top of a rewarding experience.
Join us at Keys-Scholarships.org or scan the QR code to register and secure your spot. Let's make this year's event the biggest yet, honoring our past achievements while building an even brighter future. As the countdown begins, we look forward to seeing you at the starting line on October 8th, united in our commitment to education and community. Together, we can continue to make a lasting impact for generations to come.
Boys and Girls Club Basketball Grades 3-6
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