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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:

Tee It Up With TGA Golf Camp (2017)

golfMorning golf program offered for students in grades K-5th at HTS from June 19-23rd

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!

Summer Fashion Camp ( July 23-26, 2018)

Calling all fashion designers!

Do you have a passion for fashion?Fashion First address

You’ll learn all you need to know to become a Fashion Designer! Design and create a poncho or a kaftan inspired from our Southwest. Each designer will explore fabrics and symbols from Navajo Indian Tribes. For our textile art project, the designers will learn how to make or use a stencil print for their complementing accessories. You’re the  designer!! Half day and full day classes.

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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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

HTIS Weekly Announcements, #35 06/12/14


Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

Conleth’s Big Moment ~ 2nd Grader Conleth Gorham and Little Sister Caoimhe (PK4) pose with Stephen Quinn, Midfielder #18 for Ireland, whom Conleth accompanied onto the pitch.  Conleth was chosen to be a mascot for Ireland vs. Costa Rica pre world cup training match. He won a competition organized by the Irish Consulate in which he had to write in 3 sentences or less why Ireland has the best soccer team.  Conleth being Conleth, he wrote two!!!

image010Grocery Food Cards (Food Certificate Program): The Food Card Program is finished for the 2013-14 school year.  Final balance due letters were included in last week’s Thursday Envelopes. (Please be reminded that school policy dictates that the August Back to School packages with homeroom assignments will not be mailed out until all financial obligations have been met.)


Beautiful Me ~ All girls in grades 5 – 8 are invited to a beautiful afternoon on Monday, June 16thfrom 12:30-3:30 at HTIS. The E.A.K Project is a self esteem program designed to educate females by promoting appreciation for their genuine qualities, accurate self awareness, and the satisfaction of helping others. Please see the attached for more information.