From the Desk of the Principal: March Newsletter

03-01-2019NewsletterMrs. Kimberly Stevenson

Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.

Genesis 3:19

Our Mission Statement: The administration, faculty, and staff of Holy Trinity Catholic School embrace each child enrolled at our school as a unique creation of God with spiritual, intellectual, and social needs and gifts. We instill in our students the teachings of the Catholic Church, which are rooted in the Gospel, and model these teachings by forming authentic relationships with parents, faculty, staff, parishioners, and others in our community. We empower our students to become active and creative 21st century learners equipped with skills to thrive in today’s changing world. We imbue them with a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and nurture them to be advocates for Catholic social teaching according to the Gospels of Jesus Christ.

Lent

The season of Lent is a Catholic liturgical season consisting of forty days not including the Sundays during Lent; only weekdays of fasting, prayer, and penitence beginning on Ash Wednesday and concluding at sundown on Holy Thursday. Lent ends at this time because the Triduum is a liturgical season; the shortest of all seasons in the Church. The Triduum is a three-part celebration beginning with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, continuing with The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday, and concluding with the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday. The Triduum ends with the beginning of the Easter Vigil.

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence for adults 18 until 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The abstinence from eating meat are from age 14 and older.

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March PTG Happenings

03-01-2019PTG Happenings

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! We are half way through the school year and it’s never too late to plan ahead. PTG elections are in May– Treasurer and Vice President will be open for candidates and 2 members at large. Please think about running for a position.

Donuts with Dad is Fri, Mar 15 in the school cafeteria. Doors open at 7:00am. Bring your dad in for a Donut!

Our next michelle.roun@gmail.com of the year will be held on Thu, Mar 21 at 6:30PM in the LIBRARY-mark your calendars! Nominations will begin. Bring your nomination forms.

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1B Dioramas

02-08-2019School Happenings

Students in 1st grade completed an animal research report on an animal of their choice and created a diorama as part of their science unit on habitats.

Each 1st grade student had to classify the animal, sketch the animal, list the animal’s physical characteristics, and provide three interesting facts about the animal that they chose to research.

Outstanding Catholic School Student

02-08-2019School Happenings

Congratulations to 8th grader Marco Iacchetti who was recognized as Holy Trinity School’s Outstanding Catholic School Student for the Pittsburgh Catholic. Marco is a student who deserves this award for his positive attitude and kindness toward others. Marco Iacchetti enters the school every day with a huge smile on his face. His smile is contagious. Marco is a young man who really cares about others.

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Prayer Partners

02-07-2019School Happenings

As part of Catholic Schools Week, students in Kindergarten through 8th grade met with their prayer partners to make a spiritual bouquet for the parishioners of Holy Trinity Church. Each prayer partner pair made and decorated a paper flower and chose a prayer or small sacrifice that they would each do for the members of Holy Trinity church. They wrote the prayer or little sacrifice on their flower, and added it to large paper bouquet assembled by the school for display in the church narthex.

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2019 Geography Bee

02-07-2019School Happenings

Fifth through eighth grade students participated in the school level National Geographic Geobee at Holy Trinity School.

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From the Desk of the Principal: February Newsletter

02-01-2019NewsletterMrs. Kimberly Stevenson

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs."

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Faith is at the heart of a Catholic education. It is the primary goal of HTS to form students in faith that they may come to know and love Christ. Catholic Identity is integral to every aspect of our school and not simply an addition or supplement. Our Catholic identity is expressed in the daily experiences and interaction of students, faculty, staff, and administrators. It permeates the spirit and climate of our school. It is through daily prayer, prayer services, school liturgies and the sacraments, morals, values, social interactions, and service to others in which the Holy Trinity Catholic School expresses our identity and reflects Jesus’ message of love. We are committed to share the faith with your child and serve as role models but as parents you must do the same for you are the primary educators of the faith.

You have chosen to educate your child in a Catholic school. As a parent you need to lead by example – actions speak louder than words. Here are some ways you can be a role model for your child.

  • Take your child to mass and receive the sacraments regularly.
  • Pray together as a family.
  • Serve others as Jesus did.
  • Demonstrate forgiveness, kindness and understanding.
  • Resolve conflict peacefully.
  • Demonstrate on going learning of the scripture and church beliefs.
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February PTG Happenings

02-01-2019PTG Happenings

Happy St. Valentine’s Day!! We are half way through the school year and it’s never too late to plan ahead. PTG elections are in May– Treasurer and Vice President will be open for candidates and 2 members at large– Please think about running for a position.

PTG is looking for people to shadow Denise Seibel this year, and take over next year, for the following events: Father Daughter Dance, Donuts with Dad, Muffins with Mom, Kindergarten Graduation, and 8th Grade Graduation. We are also looking for someone to help with the Talent Show this year and in the future. Please contact Michelle Roun if you are interested.

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