Spring Concert Tonight, May 18, at 7:30pm; Please have your children in their classroom by 7pm.
Bake Sale at Spring Concert! Mrs. Brosnan’ s 5th grade class will be running a bake sale at the Spring Concert, with proceeds benefiting the class shopping trip to restock the Holy Trinity Food Pantry. There will be sweet treats and savory snacks, as well as drinks, all $1.
At the Westfield Campus, orders with checks sent to the office by 2:30pm Tuesday, May 23 will be filled by Thursday, May 25. Cards will be available for direct purchase on Wednesday mornings from 8:45am – 9:15pm in the Mountainside Campus lobby through Wednesday, May 24.
Remaining balance due letters will be sent out the week of May 29.
Congratulations to HTS Outstanding Graduate, Isabela Allen, who was recognized by Cardinal Tobin and Dr. Dames at the celebration for the Outstanding Graduates of the Archdiocese at the Retreat Center in Kearny.
Congratulations to Girl Scout Troop 40402 for earning their Bronze award, the highest national honor at the Junior Scouting level! To earn their award, the girls created puppet show DVDs of the popular children’s stories “Corduroy” and “Peter Pan” for the patients of Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, as entertainment and literacy reinforcement. They also made laminated place mats and cards to accompany the puppet shows, as well as ran a sticker and small toy drive in their efforts to support the hospital patients.
The Holy Trinity Chess Team competed in the Supernationals Chess Tournament held from May 12-14, in Nashville, Tennessee. Over 5500 K-12 players attended the event, representing over 1500 school teams from across the country. Players played in one of 25 sections based on their age and ability. Four players from Holy Trinity competed in the seven round tournament. Chris Spencer, a 2nd grader, finished in 19th place out of 222 players in the K-5 Under 1200 section. Angelika Demetrick, a 7th grader, finished with 4 wins in the K-8 Under 750 section. 8th grader Sebastian Agasino ended with 3.5 points for the tournament in the K-9 Under 1250 section. Andrew Demetrick, a 2nd grader, ended with 3 wins in the K-3 Under 700 section. This was the second straight year that Holy Trinity School has competed in the U.S. National Chess Championships. Congratulations to the Chess Team!
Save the DATES: (more info to follow)
May Crowning- Wednesday, May 24th, Holy Trinity Church, 1:20pm
Blue&Gold Alumni Spring Fling- May 25th, 6:30-9:30pm- front lawn
No School- Faculty Retreat – Friday, May 26th
HSA Bulk Clothing Drive- POSTPONED to the FALL
The ANNUAL HTS Walk-a-Thon will take place on Wednesday, May 31 at 10am. Permission slips and Sponsor sheets went home last week. All parents are invited to walk with the students.
Let’s MEAT at MOOYAH” on Wednesday, May 31st between 4:00pm and 9:00pm and help support the HOLY TRINITY DRAMA CLUB! Mooyah will donate a portion of the sales from the event to the drama club. Please come and support your fellow students and enjoy a burger and shake.
8th Grade Graduation, Friday, June 9th, 7:30pm at Holy Trinity Church
Deacon Tom Pluta of Holy Trinity Church will be honored for his 25 years of dedication to the community at a Gala held on May 20. Please see www.pauljacksonfund.org for more information.
Check us out at https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/paul-jackson-fund-giving-hope-gala-auction-1949
ADDING ITEMS DAILY!
For some inspiration to bid or donate, check out Paul’s Story & Mission https://youtu.be/CYcK7MyOQIE
And if you’re coming to the Gala Saturday, you can preview the on site silent auction items and register now for quick check in at the hotel Kiosk.
Matt Kujawski ’14 asked HTS to share the following information about a Dance Marathon at Westfield High School on Friday, May 19 from 5-10pm to benefit Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside. Please see the attached for more information.
Hit One Out for Charity!
The Sister Pat’s Wiffle Ball Tournament on 5/26 is still open for registration and looking for teams to enter…Start off your Memorial Day weekend with a blast and help a good cause. Join together with your friends or family, and consider forming a team of 5 to 8 and participate in the 7th Annual Charity Wiffle Ball Tournament benefitting Sr. Pat’s Kids Camp. Sr. Pat’s Kids Camp is a week-long summer camp experience in upstate New York for underprivileged children with cancer. The Tournament will be held on Friday, May 26th, after school at Tamaques Park in Westfield. The cost is a $15 donation per player. All profits will go directly to Sr. Pat’s Kids Camp. Throughout the event, 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 Katie Sullivan at email@example.com . To register for the tournament, please visit sisterpatskidscamp.org and download the sign-up sheet under the Fundraising Events Tab.
We have spent the season of Lent preparing the children for Easter. We have encouraged them to be kind and loving and follow the example of Jesus, keeping Him in our hearts at all times. The children have certainly enjoyed dying eggs, bunny decorations and the Easter Egg Hunt, but most importantly they understand that Easter is an integral part of our faith and a celebration of God’s love for all of us.
I hope you and your family have a blessed and happy Easter.
Leslie M. Lewis
HTS Mountainside Campus Bridge to Books Program
Thank you to all of the Book Fair volunteers. Thank you for the donations to Bridge of Books. Thank you for reading to your children. We had so much fun with our reading this month and together we read 1,757 books. We began the month with a visit from the Cat in the Hat and celebrated all of our reading with an Oscar worthy rendition of The Three Little Pigs by Mrs. Tanella, Mrs. Grawehr, Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Twilley. Plenty of down time over Easter break so keep reading!
2017-18 School Year
I have attached articles today about the HT Kindergarten and PreK for you to share with friends, family and neighbors. Please share the wonderful experience your child is having at Holy Trinity Mountainside Campus and bring more families into our school community.
Watch for news of the ducks and butterflies hatching, and ways to get involved in our community garden. Spring has definitely sprung!
Camp Get Away
Camp will be for two weeks this year, choose either or both weeks to enjoy sand, surf and carnival fun. Watch for news of this year’s special guests. Last call coming out soon.
Wednesday, April 12- Sunday, April 23, 2017- Easter Break
Wednesday, April 26, 9:30- 12:30- Theater trip to Kean University, “Biscuit”
Friday, May 5- Early Dismissal, Professional Development
Saturday, May 6- Derby Day, Parent Social
Wednesday, May 10- No School, Professional Development
Holy Trinity Interparochial School 2011 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence