4s Preschool Christmas Program

12-21-2018School Happenings

Students in our four-year old preschool programs performed their rendition of the Nativity for families just before the holiday break. They each chose to dress as Mary, Joseph, a shepherd, an angel, a Wise man, a star or an animal in the manger.

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Student Council Toy Drive

12-21-2018School Happenings

Student Council organized a school-wide toy collection for the Salvation Army's Treasures for Children Program during the month of December.

8th Grade Blood Type Lab

12-20-2018School Happenings

Students in the 8th grade class worked on a life science unit by doing a lab that allowed them to determine their blood type. With the assistance of Heritage Valley Health System’s Dr. Denise Wegrzynowicz, and their science teacher Mrs. Darci Smith, the students used a self-test kit designed for at-home use and drew a finger prick blood sample to test for their blood type based on the ABO and Rhesus-D systems.

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Christmas Concerts

12-20-2018School Happenings

Holy Trinity's School's Band and Chorus performed a Christmas concert in the school gym for families and guests.

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2nd Grade Christmas Book Exchange

12-19-2018School Happenings
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2nd Grade Advent Countdown

12-18-2018School Happenings

2nd grade students are celebrating Advent by coloring a window pane each day on their Advent Calendar. The countdown is a stained glass window with a picture of Mary holding the baby Jesus in the center under the bible verse “The Word was made flesh.”

Preschool Ornaments

12-17-2018School Happenings

The 3-year-old preschool classes made Christmas ornaments for Marian Manor in Greentree.

Counting Down to Christmas

12-10-2018School Happenings

Kindergarten is counting down to Christmas! Each day they pop a balloon with a special message of the day.

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Random Acts of Kindness

12-07-2018School Happenings

Kindergarten is doing random acts of kindess - here they are putting candy canes on cars in the parish parking lot.

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Traditions and religious meaning behind Christmas ornaments

12-07-2018School Happenings

Students in the 7th grade researched the traditions and religious meaning behind Christmas ornaments and then created their own handmade versions.

Prior to the project, students read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Having studied a story filled with symbolism, the students learned that many Christmas ornaments are symbols themselves.

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St. Nicholas Day

12-06-2018All

St. Nick visits first grade on St. Nick Day.

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6th/7th Grade Fairfield Challenge

12-04-2018School Happenings

Students in 6th and 7th grade competed in their first Fairchild Challenge titled “Our STEAM Mentors.” Students had to pick a mentor from the STEAM field and either interview the person or research to find additional information.

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December PTG Happenings

12-01-2018PTG Happenings

Merry Christmas!! The membership drive has been completed. Congratulations to 1st and 3rd grade for tying with 23 memberships each! The Events and Chairs List has been completed. It can be found on the HTS website along with all the PTG information. PTG wishes all the Holy Trinity Families a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Breakfast with Santa will be held December 15th in the HTS Cafeteria. Mark your calendars!

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From the Desk of the Principal: December Newsletter

12-01-2018NewsletterMrs. Kimberly Stevenson

“Wait for the LORD, take courage; be strong and take heart, wait for the LORD!”

Ps. 27: 14

On behalf of the Holy Trinity Faculty and Staff, I want to wish all of our HTS families a very blessed Christmas. May the miracle of Christmas fill your heart with joy and peace.

Today we live in a fast paced world where we can get almost anything we want at the click of a button. We turn on our TVs and watch the movies we want on demand and order online and have it he next day. We can get in touch with others no matter where they are.

Waiting, especially patient waiting, is not something we do well. Advent is a 4 week time of quiet, joyful preparation for the celebration of Jesus’ birth and also a time to remember that we wait for Christ to come again at the end of time. It is a season to enjoy the hope that Christ’s Resurrection points to. The first Sunday of Advent is also a time of new beginning, it is the official start of the Church’s calendar.

Most popular of the Advent customs handed down to us is the Advent Wreath. It is made of evergreens bound to a circle of wire. The wreath is German in origin. It represents the cycle of thousands of years from Adam to Christ during which the world awaited the coming of a Redeemer. It bears four candles equally spaced on the wreath, three purple and a rose colored one for Gaudete, the joyful Sunday in Advent. What do the symbols mean? The circle which never ends, teaches us that God and the joy of eternity never ends. The wreath made of evergreens, which never change reminds us that God’s love never changes. The purple ribbons, which decorate it, symbolizes penance. The candles with their light tells us that Christ is the light of the world. Here are prayers said with the lighting of the wreath.

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