November is a month that often challenges us to consider our responsibilities, gratitude for the dedication of others and being thankful for our many blessings. Election Day offers us the opportunity to fulfill our civic duty and participate in our democracy by voting. Voting takes time and energy to educate ourselves about the issues and then go to our polling place and cast our vote. We are blessed to be born into a democracy where we are able to participate and make civic choices. Veterans Day reminds us to be thankful to the people who have served throughout our country’s history to guarantee our freedoms.
Thanksgiving provides us with the special time to join with family and friends and celebrate God’s many gifts to us. Taking the time to turn to those we love and express our thanks allows each of us to slow down and reflect on how fortunate we are. So in between parades, football, turkey and plenty of fun be sure to bow your head and be thankful for all we have and all we are. May we all express our thanks for our many blessings and enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving.
Leslie M. Lewis
The Importance of Being Little by Erika Christakis
You have asked me about the title of the book I cited at Back to School Night. Enjoy the read!
Thank You for Recommending HTS Mountainside Campus
I am always pleased to hear a prospective parent say that a current family recommended our Preschool and kindergarten and it happens often. Over the past few weeks many of you have referred friends and family and that is what keeps the school a vibrant close community. Please continue to spread the word about the Wee Ones Program, Observation Days this week and the November 16, Unique Creatures presentation which is open to friends and families.
Observation Days, November 8 and November 9
I hope you can come this week and spend a few minutes in your child’s class. I truly believe that the more you experience the talented faculty here at the HTS Mountainside Campus, the more impressed you will be. Be sure to have a cup of coffee before the November 8 observations.
Coffee and Conversation, 8:30, Wednesday, November 8
Join Mrs. Melao, Mrs. Tanella, and me in the Butterfly room prior to observing. Children welcome.
Thursday, November 16- Family and Friends Day, Unique Creatures Presentation, 10 or 10:45
Monday, Nov. 20 and Tuesday, Nov. 21- K Conferences, Early Dismissal 12:00, K ONLY
Wed., Nov.22 – Early Dismissal for Thanksgiving, 11:30 PreK, 12:00 K, No EDC
Tuesday, Nov. 28-Photos, Twos and Retakes
Thursday, Nov. 30- Deck the Halls
Birthday Party for Jesus- 12/13/17
PreK-4Plus Nativity- 12/20/17
Family Christmas Celebration- 12/22/17
Watching the children transition from hesitant and nervous to happy, confident and capable is my favorite thing about September. If your children came home this week and told you that Mrs. Lewis told them they were amazing, believe them. Being in the classrooms and enjoying them as much as they are enjoying school does put a smile on my face, because they are AMAZING! Thank you for sharing your children with us and being part of this wonderful HTS Mountainside Campus community. There are so many fun activities over the next month and I look forward to seeing you, catching up and getting to know you better. “Back to School Night” is Thursday, October 26 at 7p.m. and it is an important night to learn more about the school and hear firsthand from the teachers what the children are doing in the classrooms. Please come that evening and to as many other events as you can. Enjoy being an integral part of this amazing Catholic school community.
Leslie M. Lewis
If You Like Holy Trinity School……
Please spread the word to friends, neighbors and relatives. Fr. Michael of St. Helen’s, Westfield is inviting everyone to hear “Why Catholic Preschool?” on Wed., Oct.25. And on Sunday, November 5 we will be hosting an Open House at the school. Join us for these events and share the good news of HTS Mountainside Campus by bringing a guest.
Volunteerism at HTS
Being a Catholic school we count on volunteerism to remain a vibrant education community. Please consider sharing some of your precious time to help us hold enriching activities for the children and families. We still need volunteers to organize Fall Fest for Sat, Oct. 28. This year we are planning a family event with a DJ and age appropriate Halloween fun. Please consider working on this event. There are other activities, such as the Kitchen Tour, for which we are still looking for help, so please be generous with your time and talent. Thank you for all you do.
Fun and Creativity, Tuesday, October 17
Hope you can join us for an enjoyable evening at Fire Me Up Studio, Cranford. See flyer in today’s mail.
Coming Soon- Wee Ones Program
Experience the active learning of the HTS Mountainside Campus with your Wee Ones. Look for information coming soon on our new parent and child program for you and your toddler.