The Grapevine Newsletter Vol. 2, 1.22.20


The Grapevine Newsletter 1.22.20

Dear Holy Trinity Families,  

Welcome to “real’ winter! Last Thursday’s snowstorm finally brought us some of the snow we have been waiting for since mid-November! Students had blizzard bag work and returned completed packets as requested on Friday. Thank you for supporting our efforts to keep the academic wheels turning and our scholars intellectually engaged on those days when meeting together at school are simply unsafe due to weather conditions.  

Our early re-enrollment efforts have been very productive and we are counting our blessings as we see our families entrust their children to our care again for next year. The family we have created shines with each student, parent, cousin, neighbor, and relative who comes through our doors and witness firsthand the dedication our teachers have when delivering a safe, secure, Catholic education. Holy Trinity truly lives up to the motto: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed! 

We are wrapping up our winter NWEA sessions and students are working diligently to demonstrate their knowledge. A substantial component of our mid-year assessment is checking  students’ ongoing learning structures and patterns in comparison to our initial fall administration. Quite often we see growth across content areas. It is good for students to have this check point so they can see how far they have come.  

As you know, our hot lunch program is part of the Laconia Food Service program that serves  both public and private schools in the area. Our school is in danger of losing this service due to low participation. Options to preserve this service are underway, but one thing we can do as a school to help keep our participation in the school lunch program is to have more students actually participating. Each day, we receive fresh, nutritious food from LFS that our cafeteria staff prepare and serve. As a former hot lunch kid, I am pretty impressed with the quality and quite honestly--our cafeteria food is delicious! I know our families are health conscious and the lunch  program does provide good, healthy lunches. If we could see an increase in our student  participation, this can be very helpful in our ongoing participation in the program.  

We have four “free” dress days next week as we celebrate the uniqueness that is Holy Trinity School during Catholic Schools Week! Thank you for sharing your children with us and we look forward to many more years to celebrate with all of you!  

One last thing for this week, this year we are having our triannual Catholic Identity Review  by the diocese. Please complete this survey as part of our self-study.  Thank you!    

Sincerely in Christ,  
Dr. Young

***REGISTRATION FOR 2020-2021 IS OPEN! Let’s get a jump on the details and register/enroll early!  To complete our online re-enrollment process, you will access our ParentsWeb through your existing login.  

If you do not have a login, please follow the ​Instructions for Creating a ParentsWeb Login​ listed below. If you are prompted to enter the school ID, it is HTS-NH.   

To access ParentsWeb:   
● Please go to ​  
● Select Logins from the menu bar and ParentsWeb Login from the drop-down menu. 
● Type in your username and password. If you have forgotten your username or password, please  click on the link provided. 
● After logging in, click on the Family Information button in the left menu. 
● Chose the 2020-2021 school year 
● Click on the Enrollment/Reenrollment button. 

Our Online Enrollment system will open with a link to the enrollment packet for {StudentFirstName}. The online process should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your information will be saved if you need to quit and come back later.

Every family wishing to receive tuition assistance must complete the FACTS application ​and ​apply for the Children’s Scholarship Fund. Our tuition is our revenue and we need to be mindful in ensuring our families who truly need the financial help receive it. Thank you!  

Dates To Remember: 

01/22/2020 TONIGHT! ​PTO Meeting 6:30 in the school cafeteria--All are welcome!  Treats and child care provided 
01/23 Basketball @ Concord Christian 4PM 
01/24 2nd Quarter ends 
01/27-31 Catholic Schools Week 
01/28 5:45-8:30  PTO Paint Night
01/30 Auction Meeting @ 6PM in the Cafeteria 
01/31 2nd Quarter Report Cards home through RenWeb   


Service Hour Opportunity​: Our marketing team needs some data inputters. If you can spare two hours at home to input alumni names from our school yearbooks into Little Green Light, it would be enormously  helpful. Contact Sharon Spanos for more information: 455-4076 

Lunchroom Supervision​: Kendra Cooper is managing the scheduling for parents or grandparents who can  help for 1.5 hours (both lunch periods) or for a single shift in the cafeteria. This is a super easy way to get  service hours--opening milk cartons, helping keep noise levels to a dull roar, and fascinating conversation with students! Please reach out to her ​This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.​ to help.   

Children’s Savings Accounts: Banking Friday in the Cafeteria will continue throughout the school year. 

Box Tops:  We would greatly appreciate it if you would download the Box Tops app to your phone – it takes just a couple minutes to login and find Holy Trinity School. Once you do, just scan your grocery receipt after you shop and HTS will automatically earn money from every applicable item on your receipt! Easy Peasy. Thank you for participating! 

Winter Wear​: With the cold weather comes the need to bundle up. Please make sure your student either  wears long pants or leggings under shorts or a skirt for girls, or has snow pants to wear when going outside. For some of our older boys who prefer shorts for daily wear, snow pants for those frosty days are needed. That recess movement is important, but so is avoiding frostbite! 

Amazon Smile​:​ An easy way to support HTS when you shop on Amazon is to choose our school as the beneficiary. As with everything, thank you for your continued support and encouragement.  

Blizzard Bags​: As we know, the weather is making a sharp turn toward the cold, snowy forecasts that sometimes interrupt our school days. We have been approved by the state to use Blizzard Bags again this year for up to five snow days. Last year we used three of the five with a 97% return rate! This is stellar!!! Teachers  are preparing for this contingency. 

Inclement Weather:​ In the event of inclement weather that makes traveling to school dangerous and school needs to be delayed (2 hour) or cancelled for the day, a notice will be made on WMUR, sent through Parent Alert via RenWeb, and on our school Facebook page.  

★ For a delayed opening, there will be no morning EDP and students can begin arriving at school at 9:30 AM. Our school day will begin at 10:00 AM and dismiss at 3:00 PM.  
★ For an early release, parents will be notified via Parent Alert text--we do our best to avoid this  contingency, but will cancel afternoon EDP if there is an afternoon/evening weather concern.  
★ For a closure, notices will be on WMUR, FB, and sent via Parent Alert text.  In the event of a closure, students must complete Blizzard Bag work and return it to school the next day we are open.  

Our focus is on our students, families, and teachers safety. 
Dr. Francine Young
Dr. Francine Young

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