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Summer Reading Lists for 2018-2019

 

Please see below for the Kindergarten through Grade 5 Suggested Reading Lists for 18-19

K Sight Words and Entering K Summer Reading List 2018

Grade 1 Sight Words and Entering 1st Grade Summer Reading 2018

Entering 2nd Grade Summer Reading 2018

Entering 3rd Grade Summer Reading 2018

Entering 4th Grade Summer Reading 2018

Entering 5th Grade Summer Reading 2018

 

You may also want to look at these special “Read Alike Lists” complied by our librarian, Mrs. Jean Fiedler,  and our own students…

Big Nate Read Alikes

Captain Underpants Read Alikes

Harry Potter Read Alikes

Student Recommended Books for grades 3 – 6

Please see below for Required Reading Assignment for Grade 6 through Grade 8 for 18-19

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Student Recommended books

Harry Potter Read Alikes

Captain Underpants Read Alikes

Big Nate Read Alikes

 

Summer Reading Lists: 2017 – 2018

summer readingPlease see the links below for suggested summer reading list for students in grades K – 5 and required summer reading list assignment for students in grades 6-8.

HTIS Summer Reading Lists

summer readingPlease see the links below for suggested summer reading list for students in grades K – 5 and required summer reading list assignment for students in grades 6-8.

K suggested summer reading list 2015

1st Grade suggested summer reading list 2015

2nd Grade suggested  summer reading list 2015

3rd Grade suggested summer reading list 2015

4th Grade suggested summer reading list 2015

5th Grade suggested summer reading list 2015

6th Grade summer reading list assignment 2015

7th Grade summer reading list assignment 2015

8th Grade summer reading list assignment 2015

Summer Announcements #1 dated 06/18/15

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PIFHTIS has “Partnered in Faith” with a leading publisher of Catholic Education “to help parents raise faithful Catholic children.” Please see the attached June Newsletter and Summer Calendars.


BarklaysHTIS has been designated as a charitable recipient of ticket sale proceeds from The Barclays golf tournament being hosted at the Plainfield Country Club from August 25 – 30. Details on this event and instructions on how to purchase these coveted tickets will be sent out shortly.


schoolkitzLAST CALL: Avoid the stress of last minute school shopping in the fall and support Holy Trinity at the same time. Please consider participating in the SchoolKidz program. The LAST DAY to place orders on line is Thursday, June 18th. Please visit www.shopttkits.com and enter Account Number 48822.


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If you choose to do your own Back to School shopping, student supply lists will be posted on the website shortly.


bricksLast Call: We invite you to become a permanent fixture of Holy Trinity Interparochial School by purchasing a commemorative brick which will be placed at the base of three new benches adjacent to the playground at the front of the Westfield Campus. Engraved on your custom brick could be your family name, a student or alumnus name and year of graduating class, your business name, your organization name, or you can choose to engrave a brick in honor of someone special, a favorite teacher, or in a loved one’s memory. • Bricks are selling for $100 per 4 x 8 brick. Each brick will have space for three lines, 18 characters per line. Please see the attached for more information.


service clubSummer Service Club– Please see the attached for information about a Summer Service Program for students in PK4 – 3rd grade.

 


summercampimageLast Call for Summer Programs at HTIS:

Christmas in July with Miss Alice and Art Camp with Mrs. Zullo.

(Lego Camp is Full.)


 

summer readingSummer Reading Lists will be posted on the web site shortly. Please be aware that students in grades 6-8 have a required reading assignment. (Reading Lists were also distributed with the students report cards on the last day of school.)


 moneyJuly Tuition Payment– July tuition bills will be mailed home shortly for families who pay their tuition annually or twice/year. Monthly payments through FACTS will also begin in July.

Open Bills from 2014- 2015: please be aware of school policy that dictates that the August Package with the homeroom assignment for the fall will not be mailed until all financial obligations have been met.


 

Summer Used Uniform Sale will take place on July 22nd from 9am- Noon at the Westfield Campus.


 

lunch dutyNew Lunch Duty Program for 2015-2016 School Year -As you know, the safety of our students is our first priority. Getting volunteers to provide coverage for lunch and recess is getting increasingly difficult. We often have trouble filling the required spots and times when no parents show up for their shifts. Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year we begin a new “opt-out” program for lunch duty. Families will either have to work lunch duty once a month, or opt-out of lunch duty by paying a $90 fee. The opt-out fees will allow us to hire two lunch duty aides to work in conjunction with the parents who choose to work lunch duty. This program is for the Westfield Campus at this time. Mountainside Campus details are still being worked out and more information will be forthcoming. Detailed information will be sent to you on the new program in the August mailing. Please email Erin Jacobs with any questions. erin.jacobs16@me.com.


house tourAre you a home lover, a decorator, contractor, or just a homeowner? The Kitchen Tour Committee is about to begin another home search for the 2015 Hearth & Home Kitchen Tour. We are hosting our 6th Annual Kitchen Tour on Saturday, October 17th, and we are looking for potential homes in Westfield / Scotch Plains and surrounding areas. The homes can be small or grand- brand new or a century old. The focus of the tour is the kitchen, the “heart of the home,” so we choose homes that have a newer kitchen (finished within the last 8 years). Our guests who attend the tour every year (over 400!) prefer to see a variety of kitchens and decor, so we look for everything from a country kitchen to sleek modern kitchens. If your home was recently refurbished, or if you have a client, friend, or neighbor who might be willing to put their home on the tour, please contact me for more information! This is a wonderful event and fundraiser for our school, as well as a fantastic business opportunity for the local businesses who participate. You can call me at 908-232-3288 or email me at robyn.kelly@verizon.net. Thank you for your help~ Robyn Kelly


 

The Westfield Campus Summer Office hours are Monday – Thursday from 9am – 2pm.

The Mountainside Campus Office will be closed from July 24 to August 24th.


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Summer Programs

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Mountainside Campus:

Camp Get Away -(June 11-15 and June 18-22, 2018)

Week 1- Lost in Space; Week 2 Space Ranger Training

 

Kindergarten, PreK-3,PreK-4, and (toilet trained) 2 year old students may join us for a week or two in June for outdoor adventure and exploration. Activities will include outdoor activities, art projects, water play, stem activities, and plenty of fun with friends.


 

Westfield Campus:

 

HT Basketball Camp  (June 18-22, 2018)

This special camp exclusively for HT students let by Mr. Tim Corrigan and Mr. Tim Dursee ; morning and afternoon sessions by grade. All proceeds to benefit HTS. Please click here  for more information and registration.


 

             Kididies Kaleidoscope Camp

 4 Weeks:  July 2-6th, July 23-27, and July 30-Aug 3, 2018.

Students will have a blast learning through hands on-activities featuring experiments, curated books and art while exploring lessons involving science, math, reading, geography, social studies, history, art and music.  4 weeps worth of classes; choose as many as you like!


Learn with Legos (June 18-22, 2018)

legosLego Lovers in grades K-5 are invited to Lego Lovers  by attending this one week program in June. Each day’s lesson presentation will be explored through Lego manipulatives, math problem solving, science, social studies, reading and religion.


Fun With French (June 25 – 29, 2018)french correct flag

This half day camp experience (July 10-14) will expose children in grades 2-5 to beginning French.  Each day, campers will be introduced to various aspects of French culture.  The day will start at 9:00 AM with “bonjour” and end at noon with “au revoir.” In between, the experience will be filled with French  conversation, basic vocabulary, food, music, games, and more!


  Christmas in July Camp- (July 16-20th, 2018)

Miss Alice offering a Christmas crafts palooza : create holiday crafts, decorate Christmas cookies, and bring home a holiday cookbook. Enjoy hot chocolate, Christmas music and games!


Cooking Camp – (July 16 – 20th, 2018)

Miss Alice offering hew famous cooking camp: learn to bake bread, brownies, cookies, cupcakes, and learn to decorate like a pro. Enjoy crazy popcorn everyday . Get creative with fun food snacks and bring home a fun-filled cookbook. There will be a make your own pizza day and an ice cream party!


 

Community Service

8th graders delivering meals on wheels 2012Part of our Mission Statement at HTS reads: “Service to others is an ongoing commitment of our students and staff.” Over the course of the year, many of our teachers and students have undertaken projects and activities within the classroom to support this commitment and to “live it” within our community.

Westfield Campus contributed funds to:

  • provide relief for the victims of the Haitian earthquake
  • provide research funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by participating in their Math-a-Thon . (Since 1986, Holy Trinity School has raised more than $118,000 for St. Jude’s.)
  • support the Holy Childhood Association
  • support the following organizations by participating in Tag Days: Cystic Fibrosis, Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Westfield Rescue Squad, Emmanuel Cancer Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Kenya Mission, National Foundation of Cancer Research, American Parkinson’s Society, diabetes research, and a Boy Scout Eagle project.

Individual classes have:

  • written letters and made cards for the elderly and homebound8th Graders Make Christmas Cards for Homebound Parishioners
  • written letters to pen pals from other schools
  • contributed money to the missions by giving up their snacks or doing chores
  • guided 4-year-old children on a library visit and in a student centered activity
  • collected mission money
  • mentored kindergarten buddies in holiday and student-centered activities
  • made holiday cards and purchased gifts for “adopted” underprivileged families
  • conducted a “secret ministry” in school
  • bought materials and made goody bags for the poor at St. Joseph’s Parish in Elizabeth
  • raised the funds to plan and execute a shopping trip that donated more than $1,000 in groceries to restock the Holy Trinity Parish food pantry
  • collected “pennies for cancer” for Garwood VFW
  • sent Mass and sympathy cards to bereaved
  • collected clothing for the poor
  • made cards for our veterans
  • donated $100 to Covenant House
  • handcrafted Christmas and Easter cards, and end-of-the-year gifts for their first grade “buddies”

Mountainside Campus

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  • collected shoes and school supplies for the FIAT El Salvador Mission through Villanova University Campus Ministry
  • hosted a breakfast which honored local veterans
  • donated food to the Thanksgiving food drive at OLL in honor of Sr. Maureen on Principal’s Day
  • collected for parish families in need at Christmas
  • made bag lunches with 3rd-grade buddies and donated them to St. Joseph’s Kitchen in Elizabeth
  • collected Thanksgiving turkeys, Christmas toys and books for summer reading for the students at La Casa de Don Pedro, Newark.

Individual classes have:

  • made birthday cards for staff and sang “Happy Birthday” to those at the Mountainside Campus
  • made gifts for retired Sisters of Mercy at McAuley Hall, Watchung
  • sent thank-you cards to servicemen and women
  • read 50 books to meet Scholastic Books’ challenge in support of military families
  • assisted the Meals on Wheels program by making favors and writing notes to be included in deliveries

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2017-18 Issue #31 HTS Weekly Announcements and Flyers

CORRECTIONS:

  • The earlier version of the announcements stated June 1 is an early dismissal. It should have stated Jun 1 is an early dismissal for Mountainside Campus. Westfield Campus has a full day on June 1.
  • The Iowa testing scores will be going home this week, not next week.

 

Dear Parents,

The 2017-18 Issue #31 HTS Weekly Announcements and Flyers are included below.

Please keep working to sell at least 10 raffle tickets as part of the HSA 50/50 $10,000 fund-raiser.

As always, please share this email with your spouse as appropriate.

Sr. Maureen

 

2017-18 #31 HTS Weekly Announcements and Flyers dated 05/17/18 

School News

Mountainside Campus Openings Available

From Leslie Lewis, Director, Early Childhood Education

The HTS Mountainside Campus continues to be a thriving educational community. We are happy to share that all classes have a healthy enrollment and will be available to all of our families for the 2018 – 19 school year. If you are recommending us to a friend or relative for the full day Kindergarten or preschool programs at our campus at Our Lady of Lourdes, we are continuing to provide a strong Catholic environment for our families. There are a few openings in the preschool; we welcome all to our community. To set up a tour or to get additional information please call Leslie Lewis at (908) 233-1899.

Standardized Test Scores

Please note students’ scores from the Iowa Assessment tests will be sent home this week.

Grocery Cards Deadline Passed

The deadline to purchase grocery/gift cards has passed. If your family  did not fulfill the obligation because of extenuating circumstances, please speak personally with Sister Maureen or Mrs. Lewis today. Unpaid buyout or buyout balance will be added to your FACTS account for withdrawal/charge on June 1.

Uniform Orders

Please note that you can order uniforms via flynnohara.com/school/NJ293, visit the store at 2145 Route 35 in Holmdel, or order by phone at 800-441-4122.

 


HSA NEWS

HSA Wine & Cheese & 50/50 Drawing

The last HSA Meeting of the year will be held Wednesday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m. All parents and guardians are invited to attend and join us for wine and light snacks and in celebrating the retirement of Sr. Maureen Fichner after 52 years in education. We encourage all current and alumni families to celebrate Sr. Maureen and wish her well in her retirement.

Volunteers! Couldn’t Have Done It Without You

Thank you to all who attended the HSA Volunteer Recognition Night. We have a lot to be proud of you this year; and it would not have been possible without your support. Looking ahead, volunteer forms for the 2018-19 school year are being sent home this week. Please fill them out and return to the office before school finishes.

Clothing Drive Date Changed

The date for the semi-annual clothing drive fund-raiser has been changed from this Saturday to Saturday, June 9, from 8 am to noon. The drop-off location is next to the Watterson Street playground. Accepted items include clothing, shoes, hats and accessories, handbags, textiles, and stuffed animals in usable condition. The drive no longer accepts hard toys or games. And, as always, books or household items.

Super 50/50 Fund-Raiser 

At this point all families should have received ticket booklets for the Super 50/50, the HSA’s last fund-raiser of the year. Each family is being asked to sell at least 2 booklets (10 raffle tickets) so we can achieve our profit goal of $10,000. Checks for tickets should be made payable to “Holy Trinity School – HSA”. All money is due to the office by Tuesday, May 29. The drawing will be held at the Wine & Cheese HSA Meeting, Wednesday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m. You need not be present to win but we hope you will be to hear about the year’s successes and raise a glass with us. For more info email Becky Klock or see her letter.

Hearth & Home Kitchen Tour Date Announced

The HSA is excited to announce the Kitchen Tour will be returning Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 for its 8th amazing year. Mark your calendars now and tell your families and friends to do the same. We are also excited to announce that Design NJ magazine will be the tour’s official media sponsor this year.

The committee is working this spring and summer on what they anticipate will be most successful tour ever. The House Tour is the school’s biggest event and requires dozens of volunteers. So please email Ileana Montes to let her know you can help or if you know of a house in the Westfield area with an amazing kitchen that deserves to be on the tour.

 

Art & Music Night

Art & Music Night is scheduled for Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. We need volunteers to help set up on Monday, May 21 at 9 a.m. and clean up after the event Tuesday, May 22.  Please email Debbie Canada, if you can help.

 


Events

May is Blooming & June is Heating Up

Here is a run-down with updated dates. For any questions always defer to online calendar on the front page of the school website.

  • Spring Concert – Thursday, May 17, 7:30 p.m., WC gym
  • Rising Up First Grade Coffee for all kindergarten families, May 17, noon, WC
  • HTS Track & Field Meet – Sat., May 19, St. Joe’s, Metuchen. Contact Julia Grimes.
  • Early Dismissal – Mon., May 21, 12:30 p.m.
  • Evening of Art & Music – Tues., May 22, 7 p.m., WC. Email Debbie Canada to volunteer.
  • May Crowning – Thurs., May 24, 10:30 a.m.
  • No School –  Fri., May 25
  • No School – Mon., May 28
  • HSA Wine & Cheese & 50/50 Drawing – Wed., May 30, 7:30 pm, WC, Music Room
  • Early Dismissal – Fri., June 1, for MC only. WC has a full day.
  • Sports Awards Dinner  – Tues., June 5, 6:30-10 pm, Gran Centurions, Clark
  • Graduation Mass – Jun. 7, 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church; dance to follow at Knights of Columbus
  • 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony, Jun. 8, 7:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Church
  • Early Dismissal – Fri. Jun. 8, 12:30 p.m. Westfield Campus
  • Bulk Clothing Drive – Sat., Jun. 9, 8 a.m. to noon, Watterson Street
  • Last Day of School for Students – Thurs., Jun. 14
  • In-Service for Faculty – Fri., Jun. 15

Spring Music is in the Air

Two performances of the annual school Spring Concert will be held May 17 in the Westfield Campus gym.

Two performances of the annual school Spring Concert will be held May 17 in the Westfield Campus gym. The Grandparents Concert & Tea is at 1 p.m. This performance is tailored to grandparents of students in kindergarten through Grade 4.  The traditional evening show for all will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Students to Display STEM Projects

Students in grades K-8 will participate in the HTS STEM Expo on May 23. Students will display projects that incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math. These projects support our STEM initiative to educate 21st-century learners. Parents are invited to stop by the Westfield Campus between 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

8th Grade Sports Awards Dinner Scheduled

The annual Sports Award Dinner to honor 8th graders who have participated in any HTS sport. The event will take place on June 5 at 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Gran Centurions in Clark.


More News

There is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch

Chase Food Service has announced an end-of year Lunch Ticket Sale. Buy your tickets for next year now and enjoy free lunch in the fall. Purchase 40 lunches for $160 before the end of this school year and get five free lunches. Sale ends the last day of school; up to three offers per family are allowed. Drop off cash payment at the office or send checks to school payable to “Chase Food Service”

Tuition for 2018 – 2019

The 10% non-refundable deposit was posted to your FACTS account May 1 for automatic withdrawal on June 1 (extended from May 15). The remaining tuition payments will follow the tuition payment plan you elected in FACTS. If you have any questions or concerns about FACTS, please contact Suzanne Iannelli at office-wc@htisnj.com or 908-233-0484.

Please check the school website for the 2018-2019 Tuition and Tuition and Fees Policy.

  • School Payments: Each family is required to set up a family account with FACTS for automatic bank account withdrawal or credit card charge for most school fees: registration, tuition, extended day care, lunch bunch, enrichment programs at MC, grocery gift card buyout balances, lunch duty fees, etc. You will be notified by email from FACTS about upcoming charges.
  • Continuous Enrollment: HTS assumes your family/children will be staying at HTS through eighth grade unless you advise the office in writing/ email to the contrary. FACTS will roll over your demographic and banking information (to facilitate ongoing payments) from year to year until graduation, or until you tell HTS not to.

FACTS

 


Garden Club Help Needed

If you like to garden, Alexis Sosinski is looking for a few parents to help freshen up the school’s gardens. Please email her if you could spare a few hours.


Summer Camps

Actor’s Camp Scholarships Available

The Actor’s Camp, a non-profit organization, has provided tens of thousands of dollars in camp scholarships to area families over the years. The camp believes no child should miss out because of cost so if you or a family you know needs assistance to attend our camp send an email. There is no paperwork to fill out.

The Camp is Open to children aged 5 to 17. Dates are: July 2-13 and/or July 16-27. This summer the camp will feature The Wizard Of Oz, High School Musical 2, Sketch Comedy, Playmakers (create your own play), Creative Dramatics, and Scenic Design/Stage Crew. Read more online.

Holy Trinity School Camps

  • Basketball Camp: Westfield Campus, with HTS parent and former player Tim Corrigan; June 18-22 from 9am to noon for K to grade 2 and 9am to 2pm for grades 3 to 8.
  • Camp Get A Way: Mountainside Campus, two, 1-week programs June 11- 22.
  • Summer Lego Camp: Westfield Campus with Mrs. Gribbin, 4G, from June 18 to 22.
  • Summer French Camp: Westfield Campus with Mrs. Gribbin, from June 25 to 29.
  • Summer Fashion Sewing Camp: July 23 to 26 with Ms. Renee.
  • Kiddies Kaleidoscope Kids Camp: – Students will have a blast learning through hands-on activities featuring experiments, curated books and art while exploring lessons involving science, math, reading, geography, social studies, history, art and music.  Offered for 4 weeks — choose as many as you like —  June 18-22, July 2-6, July 23-27, and July 30-Aug 3.
  • Christmas in July Camp: Westfield Campus with Miss Alice,  offering a Christmas Crafts Palooza, from July 9 – 13
  • Cooking Camp: WC with Miss Alice, offering a cooking camp, from July 16 – 20

Spanish Lessons Offered

Interested in improving your child’s Spanish level? Private lessons are available with Mrs. Juanita Borrero. You can email her or call her at (908) 941-6149

 

In the Community

  • The 8th Annual Charity Wiffle Ball Tournament benefiting Sr. Pat’s Kids Camp will be held on Friday, May 25, starting immediately after school at Tamaques Park in Westfield. The cost is a $15 donation per player. All profits will go to Sr. Pat’s Kids Camp, a week-long summer camp experience in upstate New York for underprivileged children with cancer. Food and drinks from local stores will be available for sale, and games will be available throughout. To volunteer or if you have any questions, please email James Birle. To register for the tournament, please visit sisterpatskidscamp.org and download the sign-up sheet under the Fundraising Events tab.

2017-18 #30 HTS Weekly Announcements and Flyers dated 05/10/18 

Dear Parents,

The 2017-18 Issue #30 HTS Weekly Announcements and Flyers are included below.

Important this week is  that every family is being asked to sell at least 10 raffle tickets as part of the HSA 50/50 $10,000 fund-raiser. And please remember the deadline for grocery cards is May 16. See more details below on both things and much more.

As always, please share this email with your spouse as appropriate.

Sr. Maureen

 

2017-18 #30 HTS Weekly Announcements and Flyers dated 05/10/18 

IMPORTANT: Grocery Cards Deadline!

This is the last week to purchase your Grocery/Gift Cards for this school year.  As indicated on the Annual Tuition and Fees Policy for Holy Trinity School, each family must participate in the Grocery/Gift Card Program either by purchasing cards through HTS or opting to pay a non-refundable buy-out fee. This program is a significant source of fundraising for our school. Any family can purchase cards in person at the Mountainside Campus on Wednesdays from 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 am. Westfield Campus families’ orders must be received by Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. to be filled on Thursdays.  Please note that the remaining gift card purchase OR the buyout (10% of the remaining balance) must be made by Wednesday, May 16, 2018. If your family has any extenuating circumstances as to why you can not fulfill this obligation, please speak personally with Sister Maureen or Mrs. Lewis by May 11. If payment is not received by May 16, any unpaid buyout or buyout balance will be added to your FACTS account on May 24 for withdrawal/charge on June 1.

Standardized Test Note

Please note this Iowa Assessment letter from Barbara Dolan also being sent home this week.

May is a busy Month.

Here is a run-down with updated dates. For any questions always defer to online calendar on the front page of the school website.

  • HSA Volunteer Reception, Wednesday, May 16, 7:30 pm WC Music Room
  • Spring Concert – Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • HT Track and Field Meet – Saturday, May 19, 2018 at
    St. Joe’s in Metuchen. For more information contact Julia Grimes jp22grimes@gmail.com
  • Early Dismissal – Monday, May 21, 2018 12:30pm
  • Evening of Art & Music – Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    @ 7 pm WC
  • No School –  Friday, May 25 & Monday May 28.
  • Sports Awards Dinner  – Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 6:30-10 pm at Gran Centurions in Clark

Uniform Orders

Order forms went home last week. Please note that you can order at flynnohara.com/school/NJ293, visit the store at 2145 Route 35, Holmdel, NJ 07733 or order by phone at 800-441- 4122.


HSA NEWS

Volunteer Recognition and Fair

The Volunteer Recognition & Fair will be held Wednesday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. It’s an opportunity to thank all the volunteers for their dedication and time this year. It is also where parents can check out and sign-up for volunteer positions for next school year. All are welcome and we hope that you will stop in and join us.

Super 50/50 Fund-Raiser 

At this point all families should have received ticket booklets for the Super 50/50, the HSA’s last fund-raiser of the year. Each family is being asked to sell at least 2 booklets (10 raffle tickets) so we can achieve our profit goal of $10,000. Checks for tickets should be made payable to “HolyTrinity School – HSA”. All money is due to the office by Tuesday, May 29. The drawing will be held at the Wine & Cheese HSA Meeting, Wednesday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m. You need not be present to win but we hope you will be to hear about the year’s successes and raise a glass with us. For more info email Becky Klock or see her letter.

Derby Day Event Thanks! 

The HSA Board would like to thank Daria Venezia, Jenifer Costello and Candice Norris on all their hard on Derby Day. We also thank all the families who donated items and participated in the event. It was a great night!


Events

“…and We’re Back” is coming to the Holy Trinity Stage

The Drama Club’s production of “…and We’re Back!” will be held Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Westfield Campus gym Attendees will receive a program which will include each actor’s picture, advertisements, and boosters.  The boosters and ads in the program cover the costs of putting on the production. Boosters are a fun way to send out well wishes on their accomplishments and hard work; and, the students really enjoy receiving them. Them program becomes a great keepsake. Send in your payment to Pauline Patti c/o Giulia Patti 8A.  All boosters messages should be emailed to Pauline Patti.  Thank you for supporting the drama club! Tickets available for purchase on Eventbrite. For more information, email Shelley.

Also this Season on the Main Stage

Two performances of the annual school Spring Concert will be held May 17 in the Westfield Campus gym.

Two performances of the annual school Spring Concert will be held May 17 in the Westfield Campus gym. The Grandparents Concert & Tea is at 1 p.m. This performance is tailored to grandparents of students in kindergarten through Grade 4.  The traditional evening show for all will be held at 7:30 p.m.

May Crowning Time Changed

The May Crowning will now be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 24 because of a scheduled wedding.

Students to Display STEM Projects

Students in grades K-8 will participate in the HTS STEM Expo on May 23. Students will display projects that incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math. These projects support our STEM initiative to educate 21st-century learners. Parents are invited to stop by the Westfield Campus between 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

8th Grade Sports Awards Dinner Scheduled

Save the Date for the annual Sports Award Dinner to honor 8th graders who have participated in any HTS sport. The event will take place on June 5 at 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Gran Centurions in Clark. Details coming soon.


Tuition for 2018 – 2019

The 10% non-refundable deposit was posted to your FACTS account May 1 for automatic withdrawal on June 1 (extended from May 15). The remaining tuition payments will follow the tuition payment plan you elected in FACTS. If you have any questions or concerns about FACTS, please contact Suzanne Iannelli at office-wc@htisnj.com or 908-233-0484.

Please check the school website for the 2018-2019 Tuition and Tuition and Fees Policy.

  • School Payments: Each family is required to set up a family account with FACTS for automatic bank account withdrawal or credit card charge for most school fees: registration, tuition, extended day care, lunch bunch, enrichment programs at MC, grocery gift card buyout balances, lunch duty fees, etc. You will be notified by email from FACTS about upcoming charges.
  • Continuous Enrollment: HTS assumes your family/children will be staying at HTS through eighth grade unless you advise the office in writing/ email to the contrary. FACTS will roll over your demographic and banking information (to facilitate ongoing payments) from year to year until graduation, or until you tell HTS not to.

FACTS


Garden Club Help Needed

If you like to garden, Alexis Sosinski is looking for a few parents to help freshen up the school’s gardens. Please email her if you could spare a few hours.


Summer Camps

Actor’s Camp Scholarships Available

The Actor’s Camp, a non-profit organization, has provided tens of thousands of dollars in camp scholarships to area families over the years. The camp believes no child should miss out because of cost so if you or a family you know needs assistance to attend our camp send an email. There is no paperwork to fill out.

The Camp is Open to children aged 5 to 17. Dates are: July 2-13 and/or July 16-27. This summer the camp will feature The Wizard Of Oz, High School Musical 2, Sketch Comedy, Playmakers (create your own play), Creative Dramatics, and Scenic Design/Stage Crew. Read more online.

Holy Trinity School Camps

  • Basketball Camp: Westfield Campus, with HTS parent and former player Tim Corrigan; June 18-22 from 9am to noon for K to grade 2 and 9am to 2pm for grades 3 to 8.
  • Camp Get A Way: Mountainside Campus, two, 1-week programs June 11- 22.
  • Summer Lego Camp: Westfield Campus with Mrs. Gribbin, 4G, from June 18 to 22.
  • Summer French Camp: Westfield Campus with Mrs. Gribbin, from June 25 to 29.
  • Summer Fashion Sewing Camp: July 23 to 26 with Ms. Renee.
  • Kiddies Kaleidoscope Kids Camp: – Students will have a blast learning through hands-on activities featuring experiments, curated books and art while exploring lessons involving science, math, reading, geography, social studies, history, art and music.  Offered for 4 weeks — choose as many as you like —  June 18-22, July 2-6, July 23-27, and July 30-Aug 3.
  • Christmas in July Camp: Westfield Campus with Miss Alice,  offering a Christmas Crafts Palooza, from July 9 – 13
  • Cooking Camp: WC with Miss Alice, offering a cooking camp, from July 16 – 20

Spanish Lessons Offered

Interested in improving your child’s Spanish level? Private lessons are available with Mrs. Juanita Borrero. You can email her or call her at (908) 941-6149

 

In the Community

  • The 8th Annual Charity Wiffle Ball Tournament benefiting Sr. Pat’s Kids Camp will be held on Friday, May 25, starting immediately after school at Tamaques Park in Westfield. The cost is a $15 donation per player. All profits will go to Sr. Pat’s Kids Camp, a week-long summer camp experience in upstate New York for underprivileged children with cancer. Food and drinks from local stores will be available for sale, and games will be available throughout. To volunteer or if you have any questions, please email James Birle. To register for the tournament, please visit sisterpatskidscamp.org and download the sign-up sheet under the Fundraising Events tab.

Upper School

Curriculum

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Testing for Liver Enzymes in Science Lab

Holy Trinity Interparochial School has a faculty of certified teachers, educating children from pre-school through grade eight. In addition to classroom teachers, the staff includes a full-time resource teacher, librarian, computer, foreign language, art, music and physical education teachers, as well as class room aides.

The basic subjects are taught employing various educational techniques, audio-visual equipment and technology. Spanish, French, art, music, computer, and physical education classes are part of the curriculum. Religion, as an integral part of the curriculum, is taught daily and permeates all aspects of everyday school activities. Our clergy help students participate in liturgies and experiences which give positive expression to their faith.

All students are expected to demonstrate growth, especially in reading, mathematics, and English, the disciplines for which passing grades are the criteria for promotion. Consideration is given to each student when planning courses and enrichment. Provision is made for varied abilities along with periodic re-evaluations.

Spanish is introduced as part of the Kindergarten program and continues through 4th grade. In fifth grade, students are exposed to both French and Spanish languages. Students in grades 6-8 have a choice of either French or Spanish languages. (Foreign language is also offered as an enrichment program for Pre-K and Kindergarten.)

All grades, Pre-K through 8, participate in physical education classes. Holy Trinity students have the benefit of cultural education – art, culminating with an annual

Grand Finale at Spring Concert 2015

Spring Concert

exhibit, music, with a presentation of Christmas and spring concerts.

A fully-equipped library, computer technology center, a science laboratory, art and music rooms, a gymnasium/auditorium, cafeteria, provisions for extended care and Trinicamp (summer program) are part of the Westfield Campus. The Mountainside Campus includes a library and a gymnasium/auditor­ium. Provisions for extended care are offered at both campuses. A Lunch Bunch program is offered at Mountainside only.

School Accreditation

Holy Trinity Interparochial School is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

MSCES (and its predecessor, the Assembly of Elementary Schools) has provided accreditation protocols to schools since 1978. Many protocols have been developed since the early days of MSCES, but all rely on the concepts of peer evaluation and self-regulation to provide continuous school improvement.

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Middle States Team Congratulates Sr. Maureen and HTS on Re Accreditation in 2016

The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) was established in 1887 and is a non-governmental, non-profit, peer-administered organization. MSA provides leadership in school improvement for its member schools in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, the subcontinent of Asia, and Africa.

As part of the accreditation process, the following areas were evaluated according to established standards:

1. Philosophy, Mission, Beliefs, and/or Objectives
2. Governance and Leadership
3. Organizational Design and Staff
4. Educational Programs
5. Learning Media Services and Technology
6. Student Services
7. Student Life and Student Activities
8. Facilities
9. Health and Safety
10. Finances
11. Assessment of Student Learning
12. Planning

Terra Nova Tests

The Standardized test measures what is considered to be important instructional content. It tests academic attainment and provides valid and reliable comparisons of achievement. These scores are but one tool which indicates how well each student is progressing in school. They are part of a bigger picture. Classroom work and evaluation are as important in measuring performance.

Holy Trinity students are tested in grades 2–8 and the Archdiocese has chosen Terra Nova, The Third Edition which tests the five main content areas of Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Additionally, five sub tests – word analysis, vocabulary, language mechanics, spelling and mathematics computation are also given. Grades 3, 5, and 7 are given a multiple assessment test. Constructed response items on these tests require students to create their own answers by writing a paragraph, or drawing a graph or model.

Terra Nova Test Scores: 2008-2009     2009-2010     2010-2011      2011-2012      2012-2013      2013-2014