The Grapevine Newsletter Vol. 2, 1.8.20


The Grapevine Newsletter 1.8.20

Dear Holy Trinity Families, 

Over the past week I have been marveling at the amazing miracle two weeks away from students brings--everyone got taller! When we see one another daily, we don’t see the changes and growth that is happening before our eyes because we are often engaged in so many activities that we miss the obvious. Having a break allows us to see one another anew and then those bits of physical growth are so much more evident! It is one of my favorite things about returning after a vacation and it reminds me of the importance of really ​seeing ​ others as they change and grow. 

As the decade rolled over to 2020, I found myself reminiscing about my fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Midili who had the class calculate our age in 2020 during a math review. In awe we compared our “ages” and laughed because none of us could imagine for a moment being so old. Fortunately, we learn as we grow and realize it’s not the numbers that matter but the experiences we have with others as those years pass. We are blessed and so glad to be able to share this time with you and your children. The investment you have put forth into sharing your children with HTS is well worth it! We had many families take advantage of our no registration fee promotion. If you missed the no fee window, despair not! Between now and 1/31 the fee is reduced to $100, the fee will increase to $200 from 2/1 until 2/29. As of 3/1, the regular $250 fee will apply. 

We have quite a bit going on in the coming weeks and months, so be sure to check the Office Notes below. As always, thank you for your encouragement and support, (We) ...can do all things through Christ who strengthens (us). {Philippians 4:13}.  The biggest event we will be tackling next is our annual auction! Please consider working with our auction committee to make our 20th Anniversary event a Roaring success! 

After Tuesday’s confusing and slow to inform morning, you will find a brief (one question) Google Survey attached to our Grapevine this week. Please take a moment to answer the question and submit. I do apologize for the delay in announcing--had I known earlier, you would have known earlier.

Here is a link to get to the survey--thank you in advance for your time and as always, for your continued encouragement and support! ​Inclement Weather Decisions
Sincerely in Christ, 
Dr. Young


1/13-1/17 NWEA Winter Assessments
1/15 Auction Committee Planning Meeting @ 6PM, HTS cafe
1/20 No School: MLK Day
1/24 2nd Quarter ends
1/27-1/31 Catholic Schools’ Week
Monday: Manic Monday (uniform day)
Tuesday: Twin or Triplet Day
Wednesday: PJs, Popcorn, and a Movie Day
Thursday: Throwback Thursday
Friday: Spirit/Green and White Day & Student/Staff BBall Game
1/31 2nd Qtr report cards

AUCTION ALERT! Calling all parents who can help with our 20th Annual Auciton and celebration  of HTS!  Planning meeting Wednesday, 1/15/20 at 6 PM in the cafeteria.  Please come help us  move “to TRINITY and BEYOND” as we plan an event that will bring our vision of the future to  our school and community!  

Office Notes: 

Ski Program: ​Our yearly ski program has begun. If your child is participating, be sure to have all  necessary gear and equipment at school prior to 1 PM on Wednesdays to ensure your child is able to  attend on that day. Ms. Sarah Hoey has taken the helm of this wonderful program for HTS and we  are so grateful for her support!    

The Annual Appeal ​is in full swing! We are focusing on raising funds to improve curriculum and  school safety. If you have suggestions of people who would like to support Catholic Education and our move, please contact Sharon Spanos at ​This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.​ or direct them to the school website at ​​ to make an online donation! These funds are vital to the  functionality of our school and all support is greatly appreciated.    

Annual HTS Auction Dinner: ​AUCTION TIME!! First official Auction meeting on Wednesday January  15th at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria! Future meeting dates and strategic planning on the agenda. This is a service hour project and WE NEED YOUR HELP!    

Yearbook: ​Yearbooks are still on sale for $25. Go online to to order today! Cash & Checks written out to HTS attention Rebecca Morse are accepted at the school as well. Want to give a message to your child or graduating 8th grader?? Buy a recognition ad in the yearbook; $50 for a business card size, $75 for a 1/4 page, $90 for a half page, or $125 for a full page ad!! Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.​ for details!  

Banking: ​Calling all parents who would like their children to start saving money! Banking is every Friday. Send your child in with their school savings account bank book and money and we’ll deposit it for them. Even the smallest amount will add up over time. Your child doesn’t have a bank account? E-mail Di Greenwood at ​This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.​ and she’ll get one set up for you!   

Kindness Coins:​ On Monday we began an incentive program to compliment our school wide efforts  to serve others with kindness, compassion, and following Christ’s example. Teachers are on the lookout for random acts of kindness by our scholars.  Each color is worth a different amount of  points:  

Pink: 5 points 
Blue: 10 points 
Purple: 15 points 
Green: 25 points 
Silver: 50 Points 
Gold: 100 points   

Students will be able to cash in for various prizes:   

25 points--student’s name is announced at the end of the day announcements 
50 points--a Kindness note is sent home 
75 points---free ice cream 
100 points--Free dress day (not on a Mass day)   

Students will also be bragged on through the school’s social media accounts so we can share with  the community our wonderful kind students!                
Catholic Schools’ Week is 1/27-1/31!   

Dr. Francine Young
Dr. Francine Young

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