Holy Trinity Catholic School

Where Children Love to Learn and Learn to Live

March 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.


  • 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:

March is shaping up to be a beautiful Month!

Registration is going strong! We have wonderful parents who are on the ball with registration. We currently have 91% of our returning students completely registered and we have 44 new student applicants waiting to be accepted. Space may become limited, so please complete your registration ASAP.

We are very thankful for the huge success of Coastal Charm this year and want to again thank everyone that supported, volunteered, sponsored and attended the event. It was truly an amazing night! As a result of the huge success, the final upgrades to our big playground are in the works and scheduled to be completed this summer before students return in August. I can not express enough how important this fundraiser is to our school and how much we appreciate our parents, grandparents and local businesses for all of the support!

We have big plans for next school year. Be on the look out for faith formation plans, robotics, a STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Math) Maker Space, Reading Intervention Specialist, Gifted Classes as well as after school NOAA BWET educational opportunities in collaboration with Infinity Space Center.

Please take a close look at our school calendar below for the month of March and plan to attend at least one event with your children!

Pax et bonum,

Haleigh Cuevas

Month at a Glance

February 28-March 1

  • Mardi Grad Holiday

Wednesday, March 2

  • Ash Wednesday Mass (4th)
  • DEAR Day (Bring your favorite book)

Thursday, March 3

  • Cat in the Hat Day: Wear Uniform and a Hat
  • Green Eggs and Ham for lunch

Friday, March 4, 2022

  • Fox in Socks Day: Wear Uniform and Silly Socks
  • Stations of the Cross @ 2:00
  • Knights of Columbus Lenten Dinner (HTCS in charge of desserts and volunteering)

Wednesday, March 9

  • Mass (3rd)

Thursday, March 10

  • Spring Portraits

Friday, March 11

  • Field Day
  • Stations of the Cross @ 2:00
  • Term 4 Begins

Sunday, March 13

  • Daylight Savings Time

Wednesday, March 16

  • Mass (2nd)

Thursday, March 17

  • Domino's Pizza Night
  • Report Cards
  • St. Patrick's Day (Wear Green!)

Friday, March 18

  • Stations of the Cross @ 2:00

Monday, March 21-Tuesday, March 22

  • Spring Holiday

Wednesday, March 23

  • Bishop Kihneman's Visit/School Mass

Friday, March 25

  • Stations of the Cross @ 2:00

Saturday, March 26

  • Strong Fathers Strong Daughters Retreat

Wednesday, March 30-Friday, April 1

  • Scholastic Book Fair

Thursday, March 31

  • Family Night (Tentative)

Friday, April 1

  • Stations of the Cross @ 2:00

Coming Soon:

April 1-April 8: ITBS Testing

April 9: Spiritual Companion Workshop (Register at OLG Office)

April 10: Palm Sunday

April 14: Living Stations of the Cross

April 15-24: Easter Break

April 23: Supper and Substance (Register at OLG Office)

April 28: Progress Reports

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A Message from Mr. Chris:

What is Lent?

Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It's a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms; and we practice self-control through fasting. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent, but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ's will more faithfully. We recall the waters of baptism in which we were also baptized into Christ's death, died to sin and evil, and began new life in Christ.

Many know of the tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, but we are also called to practice self-discipline and fast in other ways throughout the season. Contemplate the meaning and origins of the Lenten fasting tradition in this reflection. In addition, the giving of alms is one way to share God's gifts—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents. As St. John Chrysostom reminds us: "Not to enable the poor to share in our goods is to steal from them and deprive them of life. The goods we possess are not ours, but theirs." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2446).

In Lent, the baptized are called to renew their baptismal commitment as others prepare to be baptized through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, a period of learning and discernment for individuals who have declared their desire to become Catholics.

A Message From Mrs. Jordyn:

Counselor's Corner

For the month of March, our character trait is TOLERANCE.

TOLERANCE is the willingness to accept feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own. You can show TOLERANCE by being respectful and kind to those are completely different from you.

​Why should you show TOLERANCE?

  • To be kind to ALL people regardless of race, gender, religious beliefs, or political views.
  • To be accepting of people who do not have the same beliefs or values as you.
  • To try to understand why a person behaves the way they do.

How do you practice Tolerance?

  • Tolerance can be shown through your actions. An example is when you do not agree with a classmate’s beliefs about an issue, instead of trying to persuade them to have your beliefs, you both agree to disagree and realize that everyone has their own values and beliefs and that is perfectly fine.

March Character Trait

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December/January Student of the Month

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PTO Update

Coastal Charm Update: Thank you again to all of our sponsors, volunteers, and supporters of Coastal Charm - we loved seeing over 270 of our HTCS family, friends, and local community supporting our children and wonderful school! As announced earlier this month, we raised over $85,000 for Holy Trinity (exceeding this year's fundraising goal of $70,000!)!!!

February 25th - HTCS's Mardi Gras Parade - THANK YOUs!: What a fun day parading with our school! A huge thank you to the Krewe of Nereids, Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, and City of Bay St. Louis for coming out and supporting the parade and presentation of our King / Queen and Dukes / Maids! Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered to help with set-up / clean-up as well!

Friday, March 4th - Knights of Columbus’ Friday Lenten dinner! The Knights will be serving their famous shrimp etouffee this year (if you didn’t try it last year, it is a MUST!); they have generously given HTCS two dates this year where dessert proceeds will benefit HTCS!! We will need parents to send in baked goods, as well as a few volunteers for the night of each date from 5pm - 7pm to help pass out desserts. HTCS receives a portion of the proceeds from the dinners sold (if HTCS is selected, so make sure to promote this) and all of the proceeds from the dessert sales for these two dates! We made over $800 last year from this!

Please pre-order online and make sure to select "Holy Trinity" as the receiving school! The Knights will also be offering a special for our HTCS parents where quarts and gallons of shrimp etouffee can be purchased online and picked up in our car rider line at 3pm, so you do not have to make a trip back if you are not able or in a bind for time!

The online order form for dinner is here: https://olgchurch.net/friday-dinner-in-lent

Volunteer sign-up form: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48abae28a6f49-knights

March 11th - Field Day! Two volunteers are needed from each class - grades preK3 - 6th grade from 8 - 11:30 that Friday. Grades 1 - 6 volunteers will be at the SSC stadium, and K - preK3 will be at the OLA gym! We also need 1 volunteer who would be willing to write the event names on the 1st / 2nd / 3rd place ribbons for each event prior to March 11th. We have the ribbons; it would strictly be writing the event names :)

Please sign-up here for the volunteer spots above: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E48ABAE28A6F49-field

Friday, April 8th - Knights of Columbus Lenten dinner #2! We will need baked goods for this day, as well as a few volunteers to help pass out desserts :)

Volunteer sign-up form: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48abae28a6f49-knights

Thank you,

Margaret Milner



February Happenings

Please visit our Facebook Page "Holy Trinity Catholic School" to view full galleries

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.

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


Students that 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.

Come Follow Me

Haleigh Cuevas, Principal

Chris Molino, Dean of Students

Jordyn Kapidzic, School Counselor