Fall Classic — October 17
The annual Fall Classic is a community-building fundraising effort managed and organized by parent volunteers. The proceeds of this special event support our scholarship programs for Holy Trinity School students. Each year, Holy Trinity School awards full and partial scholarships to nearly 20% of the student population, enabling many to attend who would otherwise be unable to do so. The success of the Golf Classic depends on the support of our sponsors, donors, advertisers and participants! Please consider joining us at the Golf Classic to support these deserving HTS Students.
The classic is usually held on the third Monday of October at Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA. It is a casual event played in a scramble format so that golfers of all skill levels are sure to have a great time. Those who can't make it for golf are invited to attend the cocktail reception and awards dinner following the day's events. Please consider joining us at the Classic to support these deserving HTS Students. We would love to have as many participants as possible. Volunteers are needed to assist with mailings, registration, contests, and more.
HTS Book Fair — November 7-13
The Book Fair is an annual weeklong fair held in the Lower School Music Room in the fall.
Mini Walk for the Homeless
The Mini Walk is done in conjunction with the larger annual Walk for the Homeless, and is held during a school morning in November. 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.
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
The HSA sponsors a breakfast and coffee beginning after drop-off for all parents, grandparents, family, and friends! 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.
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.
Deck the Halls/Greg Gannon Canned Food Drive
The Fathers Club works with the Social Justice Committee to coordinate the school’s participation in the city-wide Greg Gannon Canned Food Drive. Families sign up for a territory in the area and are given grocery bags to distribute to houses in their territory in late November. The first weekend of December, families collect the bags from their territories, tally their cans, and deliver collected cans to HTS, where they are packed into trucks and delivered to designated food banks throughout the city. 7th and 8th graders may earn volunteer hours for their service.
After collecting cans for the Greg Gannon Food Drive, families are invited to stay for Deck the Halls! to help decorate HTS for the holidays. The Fathers Club recruits volunteers to hang garland and set up trees around campus. The Social Justice Committee recruits volunteers to help students make stockings for teachers and other decorations for the school in conjunction with the Cookies with Santa event. Students in 7th and 8th grades can earn service hours for volunteering at these events.
Cookies with Santa
The Kindergarten families organize this event at which all school families are invited to come see Santa, take pictures, and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate and other fun Christmas activities. This event coincides with Deck the Halls!, so activities may include making stockings for teachers and other decorations for the school.
Coordinators work with Room Parents and/or Volunteer Coordinator to solicit parent volunteers and 7th and 8th grade student volunteers (who can earn service hour credit). Kindergarten parents are encouraged to assist with pre-event tasks, set up, and clean up. To the extent parent volunteers are needed to assist student volunteers during the event, coordinators are encouraged to solicit parents of older students, allowing parents of younger students to enjoy the event with their children.
Catholic Schools Week — January 29-February 3, 2023
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 3, 2023
“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.
Holy Trinity School Annual Gala Auction – April 29, 2023
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 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!
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 Backpack 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.
Daughter Dance Night
HTS daughters grab their favorite adult for a fun dance party.
Field Day is a fun day of activities and competition with events including a sack race, three-legged race, egg toss, diamond dash, frisbee throw and others. We end the day with the traditional tug-of-war contest between the blue and the white teams. Every student from grades 1-7 will participate as a member of the Blue or White team, competing for the right to claim the Tiny Titan Trophy and bragging rights for the next year. Kindergarten and Pre-K have a separate event at HTS/Volta Park. This event is only successful with parent participation in the events, the barbecue and set up/clean up. More details will be distributed through room parents and teachers as the events approach.