Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, and Lenten Service

Last month, Holy Trinity staff, students, and families celebrated Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday, pandemic style. On Tuesday, students made masks and learned about the celebrations of Mardi Gras and Carnival. On Wednesday, students and staff on campus watched a prayer service and received ashes sprinkled on their heads, rather than pressed on their foreheads. Students who learn virtually were also invited, with their families, to a drive through distribution of ashes. Everyone was very thankful for the ways that the Holy Trinity community has found to celebrate and honor our faith, in a safe way.

The second grade also kicked off their annual school wide Lenten Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl collection. They have reminded us that even in a time of our own need, there is always an opportunity to serve others. Our donations will help to create sustainable food and income sources, like home gardens and chicken coops, for families around the world. You can learn more about the CRS rice bowl collection here https://www.crsricebowl.org/ 

Catholic Schools Week 2021 Recap

Below you will find some highlights of this year’s Catholic Schools Week. This year, more than ever, we focused on how to serve others, our appreciation for Catholic education and our love for the Holy Trinity community. The week started with a much needed snow day, which parents, students, and teachers all appreciated! On community service day we supported the Jesuit Refugee Service with a TAG day, sign making, and a virtual visit from JRS staff. As the week continued, students and teachers showed their gratitude for parents by doing chores around the house and hosting a liturgy. Parents arranged for breakfast and lunch to show their appreciation for HTS teachers and staff. The week ended with academic day and a house pride free dress day. It was a great week, full of fun celebrations. We look forward to fostering an enthusiasm for Catholic education, all year long!

Juana and Day House Days

So far this year we have celebrated Juana House Day and Day House Day. Teachers and students have gotten creative about how to celebrate house days both from school and home. These fun days have reminded us all that even though things may be different this year, there is still so much to celebrate! Here are some pictures of those special days. We are looking forward to celebrating all of our houses and their members this year!

At Home Learning Tips From Pro Parents!

Over the past 6 months, Holy Trinity parents have become experts at managing their students’ at home learning. Here are some of their pro tips for making it work!

  1. Pick one area of the house where school happens every day and let the rest of the house be HOME. At the end of the day, close the door to your learning space and don’t look back! Until the next morning, of course.
  2. To help students stay focused and motivated, try posting some inspiring quotes around their work space.
  3. When you need to pass the time, get creative! Try having a slime race, painting walking sticks, doing a science experiment, or organizing your Legos!
  4. When everyone is overwhelmed, take a break and go outside. Even if you only have five minutes. It works wonders!
  5. Include the whole family in virtual PE classes. Let the students be in charge and keep track of everyone’s reps and personal bests.
  6. Focus on character education through out the day – prayer, manners, honesty, responsibility, compassion, forgiveness – it makes for a more peaceful household and an easier school day.
  7. To boost your internet connection with multiple family members working at home, plug an ethernet cable into one device while another works off of WIFI. Keep all cell phones running on cellular data, instead of WIFI, during the work/school day.