Changing Lives this Lent

By: 2nd Grade

This Lent, second grade is putting their faith in action by leading Holy Trinity’s Catholic Relief Service (CRS) Rice Bowl initiative. CRS uses the funds it raises to meet the needs of vulnerable populations overseas. However, the Rice Bowl program does more than alleviate hunger and poverty. It also forms a global community, encouraging us to stand with our brothers and sisters in prayer and fasting. Through this program and others at our school, students learn to be persons for others in a global community. As you read students’ reflections below, consider making a donation and joining our students in their commitment to create a more just and loving society.

2nd Grade CRS Rice Bowl Reflections

Maren T: The rice bowl is a tool we use at HTS to help poor and homeless. We put money in the rice bowl to donate to the poor and homeless in different countries. When we donate to different countries, we help people little by little.

Jack C: What is the rice bowl? The rice bowl is a little bowl that you put money in during the course of Lent. The donations from the rice bowl goes to the CRS (Catholic Relief Services’). Once the CRS gets the donations, they use it to help poor countries and bring clean water to poor communities.

Maggie B: When I make a donation to the rice bowl I feel good because I am helping the poor. My donations help poor countries get clean water, the donations help small businesses too! The rice bowl is a cardboard bowl that you put money in for the poor.

Sela D: CRS rice bowl is a company that helps people that are poor. It helps people get clean water and seeds for crops. It also helps small businesses. It makes you feel happy because you are helping people in need. Even a dollar a day can help a family. If you put one dollar every day during Lent, you can help a whole town.

Sofia: I feel happy when I donate to the CRS rice bowl because the homeless get clean water, food, and shelter. Donations help people because the homeless stay safe and healthy.

The Intersection of Art and Faith

By: Abby L. and Meredith J.

For hundreds of years, people have found God in art. Many sacred paintings and sculptures show stories of the Gospel in unique ways. Some show physical expressions of Mary and Jesus like the Madonna and Child do.  But the arts are not just expressed in painting and sculpture. They are also expressed through performance. There are musicals like Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Theater expresses human emotions just as Jesus did when he fulfilled the promises that  the prophets made in the Old Testament. When we work together as an ensemble, we are working together for God. Being an ensemble means treating everyone as an equal, and that is what God sent Jesus to do. Part of being Jesuit students is seeking God in all things, including art.

By: Caitlin R.

This year’s school musical, Seussical Jr., is full of crazy Seuss words, fun colors, and lots of songs. Seussical pulls together different Dr. Seuss stories, such as Horton Hears A Who, Horton Hatches An Egg, Gertrude McFuzz, Yertle the Turtle, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Throughout the show, there is heroism, love, anger, and much more. Seussical Jr. is a wonderful and fun show, and we hope it is enjoyed by all who see it.

What Christmas Means to Us

When asked “What does Christmas mean for you?” Pope Francis replied, “Christmas is God’s meeting with his people…it speaks of tenderness and hope.” This Christmas season, we hope our students serve as a reminder of what it means to proceed in tenderness and hope. Merry Christmas!
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Thoroughly Modern Millie

By: Olivia Maguire

Musical Theatre is up and rolling. Each year Holy Trinity School puts on a spring musical. This year we will be presenting Thoroughly Modern Millie. Thoroughly Modern Millie is about a woman named Millie who moves to New York. While in New York, she realizes something odd is happening. When her friend disappears, she has to help figure out what happened to her.

The production will be directed by Mrs. Tober and Mrs. Ramsey. Musical theatre members are in 4th grade through 8th grade. The Holy Trinity School debut of Thoroughly Modern Millie will be this upcoming spring. 

School Rules for 2016-2017

By: Regan M.

Every school year, two delegates from each class come to the Rules Convention. Together, representatives from the entire school decide upon new school rules. The school-wide rules this year are: Try your best and let God do the rest; Treat others the way you want to be treated; and care for the world around us.

Trying your best is one of the many things you can do to help you succeed.  It is a great motto to live your everyday life by. Letting God doing the rest is important too. You can do this in many different ways. First, try your best and do not mind anyone else; focus on yourself. Also, be faithful in God and in yourself.  

Treat others the way you to be treated. Everyone should be kind to each other because we all want to be treated with kindness. Sometimes people forget that everyone has feelings. If you ever forget this rule and make a mistake, just remember to apologize. Having empathy is an important element to this school rule.

Care for the world around us. Caring for the world can help a lot people. Firstly, pollution is a big problem in the world right now. Everyone has to do their part on helping the amazing Earth. This means do not litter. Littering can be dangerous to the other animals around us. Also, this rule is meant to make us think twice before throwing away an old worksheet, instead of recycling it. Not only do we need to care for the larger world around us, but it’s important to think about our smaller world that we live in day-to-day, like our homes and classroom.

The school wide rules help us live our everyday lives with purpose. At the very least, we should think twice and make more of an effort on these three particular topics. Every living thing is important in our world, and the school rules are there to remind us try our best to treat everyone and everything in our world with love and respect.  

 

Titan Tips

By: Ali G.

  1. On an extra sheet of paper, in a notepad, or on a dry-erase board, plan out a homework schedule for yourself before you start your homework each day or even at the beginning of the week.  Organize this schedule depending on things like what is due soonest and how long each assignment will take.  You can also add after-school activities.  This will help you stay organized while doing your homework and keep you from being stressed.  This is also a great way to make sure that you turn in all of your homework on time.  
  2. Clean out your binder at the end of each month or quarter.  Get rid of all those tests and old homework assignments that are stacked up in your folders.  Also, get rid of pens, pencils, erasers and other things in your pencil case that you don’t or can’t use.  This will help you not to lose anything and keep your pencil case a reasonable size.
  3. Figure out who has all the same classes as you.  You might have already thought this one through but if you are having a off-day and spaced on a couple things you might want to know who can refresh your memory.  Also, you and this friend can work together to remember what homework you have.  Just as long as you don’t rely on this person for everything, then I’m sure that they will be happy to help you.