Book Fair: October 4-8
Thanks for your support of the 2015 Book Fair!
Holy Trinity Golf Classic: October 26
Our second largest fundraiser was held on October 26, 2015, at Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va. Thank you to everyone who made it a tremendous success, and particularly to Co-Chairs Colleen and Bill McGinley!
Mini-Walk for the Homeless: November 5, 8:30 a.m.
The Mini-Walk is done in conjunction with the larger annual Walk for the Homeless, and is held during a school morning in November (see the Main Calendar page). The morning begins with an all-school assembly where staff members from the local homeless shelter Friendship Place to talk to the students (and parents) about the issue of homelessness. From there, the students participate as a whole school in a walk around the streets surrounding the school in support of Friendship Place. All students participate and parents are strongly encouraged to join them during the assembly and walk. Kids have the option to purchase t-shirts to benefit Friendship Place.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
The Thanksgiving Food Drive is done in conjunction with the Parish Thanksgiving Food Drive. The HTS community collects Thanksgiving meals to support the local charity Hope and a Home. Each class homeroom is assigned a nonperishable item for the kids to bring in and there is a sign-up for families who want to donate a turkey. Upper school students assist with organizing the food and parent volunteers drive the food over to Hope and a Home.
More information will be available at that time.
Advent Giving Tree
During December, the HSA’s Social Justice Committee works with the Parish Social Justice Committee to identify opportunities for Holy Trinity families to participate in the Parish Giving Tree project. At the start of the advent season, tags containing requested gifts will be available for families to pick up on the trees in the back of the church. Gifts are collected during the Sunday masses in December.
Christmas Show Coffee: December 22
The HSA sponsors a breakfast and coffee beginning after drop-off for all parents, grandparents, family, and friends! We encourage all to come join the HTS community for fellowship before the Christmas show. Volunteers are needed to setup, cleanup and provide food items. Doors to the church will open at 9:30 with seating on a first come, first serve basis.
The Holy Trinity School Christmas Show is a must see event. Each class performs, with the 8th grade acting as our guides. It is the perfect way to begin your Christmas vacation. Please plan to join us for the morning!
Annual Teacher and Staff Christmas Fund
The HSA sponsors the Holy Trinity School Teacher and Staff Christmas Fund. Parents voluntarily contribute as a group. Gifts from this fund are given in lieu of class gifts and are intended to replace individual gifts parents might otherwise give to teachers. Checks are distributed as Christmas presents on the day of the Christmas Show.
For more information, please contact Karen and Joe Timpone at email@example.com.
Catholic Schools Week: January 25-29, 2016
HSA takes the opportunity to let our teachers know how much we appreciate them. During the week, room parents provide a breakfast for the teachers, and stock the Teachers’ Lounge with yummy drinks and snacks to last the rest of the school year.
Trivia Night: February 5
“A casual night of Q & A, raising dough for the HSA”! Teams of 10 vie in a fun and friendly competition to the claim title of Trivia Night champions. If you don’t think you know a lot of trivia, no worries, Trivia Night “waitresses and waiters” are ready to sell hints to help your team get the correct answer. Volunteers help sell tickets, serve delicious chili, or take “tips” for clues.
Get in touch with the 2016 chairs for more information:
Macaire and John Carroll-Gavula firstname.lastname@example.org
Kimberly and Michael Linson email@example.com
Julie and RJ Hamilton firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy Trinity School Annual Auction: April 9
We invite all HTS parents to get involved in this worthy community building event which serves as our largest annual fundraiser. The Auction is a dinner with Treasure Trove, Silent, and Live Auctions followed by an evening of dancing.
Volunteers are needed to help with solicitations, sell raffle tickets, basket wrapping, transportation, set-up, decorations, clean-up, check in and check out, and so much more. Bring your energy, your enthusiasm and your ideas!
Stay tuned for more details from the 2016 Chairs.
Faculty/Student Basketball Game
Watch as the Faculty gets crushed, we mean, dominates the students in this perennial favorite. It is the highlight of March Madness. Proceeds go towards the Sports Program at HTS. 6th grade parents coordinate selling tickets, setting up/cleaning up, and cheering for the kids over our beloved faculty.
Easter Back-Pack Drive
This is done in conjunction with the Parish Easter Basket drive, and the back-packs collected by HTS families will go to children at Hope and a Home. Tags will be available for willing families to take and prepare a back-pack for the child listed on the tag. Parent volunteers coordinate the delivery of the back-packs to Hope and a Home.
New Parent Welcome Reception
Held in May to welcome newly admitted families into the HTS community. For more information, contract Bill Gallagher at email@example.com.
Field Day will be held at the end of the school year, date TBD, at Palisades Park. We’re looking forward to a fun day and spirited competition in 10 events to include sack races, an egg toss, a diamond dash, and tug o’ war. Parents are needed to assist with game supervision, driving to and from the park, general oversight, and setup & serving the BBQ. All students in grades 1-7 are expected to participate. Kindergarten and Pre-K students have a lovely enclosed tot-lot in which to play. Students, wearing their blue or white t-shirt, will be divided into Blue and White teams. The winning team will have the right to claim the Tiny Titan Trophy.
Teachers and room parents will notify students and parents about logistics for the big day. Students report to school at the regular time, and carpools are arranged from school and back.
Updated: September 7, 2015