Support HTS When You Shop
Here are some ways to support Holy Trinity School when you do your usual shopping, at no extra cost to you:
Amazon Smile. Choose Holy Trinity School as your charity through the Amazon Smile program and 0.5% of the amount of your purchases will be donated by Amazon to our school.
Boxtops for Education. Please clip and save your Boxtops for Education from products ranging from Kleenex to Cheerios! Each one is worth 10 cents for HTS. Send them to school in your child’s Tuesday folder or drop them in the box in the upper school office. Send one or send 100 — every Boxtop counts! We submit the Boxtops in baggies in sets of 50.
The HSA provides a caring outreach to school families experiencing a life event, such as births or deaths in the family. Mass cards and assistance are provided when a school family experiences an illness or death in the family or otherwise is in need. This is in addition to the family support that happens at the class level, which is often coordinated through the room parents.
Any needs should be directed to HTS parent Melody Speaker, who coordinates the HSA’s family support effort.
The Holy Trinity Fathers Club is a parent service organization made up of dedicated fathers of the school. All current HTS School fathers are members of the HTS Fathers Club. There is no cost for membership and no need to sign up or register for membership.
The purpose of the HTSFC is to support our sons and daughters, in a spirit of volunteerism through various events held throughout the calendar year, as well as provide our time and talents in support of various fundraising and social events at the school. The HTSFC enriches the Holy Trinity experience for our sons and daughters and serves as a vehicle for fathers to be more active in school life. Throughout the year, you will receive notices for specific events and volunteer opportunities. As you receive these notices, you will need to sign up and/or RSVP to these individual activities. All members of the HTS community are welcome to join in any/all HTS Fathers Club activities. For more info, please contact HTS parents Bill Maguire and Scott Garten.
HSA Committees and Chairs
All members of the HTS community are invited and welcome to participate in HSA meetings, committees and activities. HSA committees and chairs are listed below.
HSA’s After School Booster provides support and guidance for HTS’ after school programming efforts. To provide feedback about the program and to learn more, please contact MaryAnne Szymkowicz.
HTS emphasizes Jesuit tenets and Ignatian Spiritualty in its approach to education. To learn more about Ignatian Spirituality and related activities and initiatives, please contact Justin Dillon.
Each Wednesday, all students are encouraged to bring in an extra sandwich for Martha’s Table to feed the area needy. In addition to the weekly sandwich contribution from all students, individual classes are periodically assigned a specific Wednesday to work as a class making sandwiches. On those assigned Wednesday, students will be asked to bring in the materials needed for making the sandwiches. These sandwiches are collected by an HSA committee member and driven to Martha’s Table for distribution. For details or if you are interested to volunteer with delivery, contact Kelly Matthews.
New Parent Orientation
HSA partners with the school to help orient new parents to the HTS community. Beginning with the New Parent Cocktail Party in the spring, the HSA is committed to welcoming its newest members. The HSA Coffees are held informally approximately once a month on the school’s front sidewalk. Please stop by after drop-off for coffee and fellowship with other parents and guest teachers. Volunteers are needed to pickup and setup the monthly coffee. Our goal is to have at least one volunteer each month. To volunteer, please contact Melissa Coffman.
Parent and Teacher Coffees
The HSA Coffees are held informally once a month on the school’s front sidewalk. Please stop by after drop off for coffee and fellowship with other parents and guest teachers. Volunteers are needed to pickup and setup the monthly coffee. Our goal is to have at least one volunteer each month. To volunteer, please contact Melissa Coffman.
HAS’s Parent Education committee periodically brings in speakers on parent education topics. HTS has a membership in the Parents Council of Washington, and HTS parents and staff are invited and encouraged to take advantage of PCW’s programs and events aimed at informing and fostering dialogue in the fields of education, child development and parenting. We also recommend Common Sense Media as a resource for reviews and objective advice on entertainment choices and raising kids in the digital age. To provide feedback or learn more, please reach out to Parent Education Coordinator, Suzanne Pilkerton.
Room Parents are an important part of the HTS community. Room Parents offer needed support to the teachers and communicate information from the teachers, school, and Home School Association to the parents. Responsibilities of Room Parents include:
- provide support to the teachers
- attend room parent meetings and communicate essential information to parents in your class
- create a welcoming and inclusive class community
- coordinate parent potluck socials, and
- perform specific duties asked by classroom teacher, grade and the HSA
To volunteer, please contact Jess Homa.
School Boosters for Art, Music, and Sports
Our Arts, Music and Sports Boosters help support all the outstanding work of the staff at HTS in art, music, and sports. You will provide needed horsepower that allows HTS to offer great events, such as Night of the Arts and Sports Night, as well as supporting the school’s involvement with CYO sports.
The Social Justice committee is a vibrant group that strives to develop service projects that the whole family can join in. Opportunities, occurring throughout the year, include Christmas Giving Tree, Walk for the Homeless Mini Walk for the Homeless, Thanksgiving Food Drive, Family Support and McKenna Sandwiches.
HTS families, faculty and staff participate in the Holy Trinity Parish’s Sunday dinners for the needy in our community. Starting in September and continuing monthly throughout the school year, upper school families will cook and help serve meals to 60+ adults who are in need. Sign-up information to be provided through the upper school classes. Sarah Oetgen is the HSA Chair for Sunday Suppers.
Throughout the year, the HSA sponsors various activities to demonstrate appreciation for the HTS staff, including monthly efforts to stock the staff lounges. To learn more, please contact Rachel Fenton or Christina Duffy.
Uniform Exchange is a voluntary program whereby members of the HTS community donate clean, gently used uniforms, which are made available to members of the HTS community in McKenna C or other designated location. Dates are published in the school calendar and the Tuesday newsletter, but it generally runs during the first week of school and about three to four times per year thereafter. Shirts, skirts, jumpers, pants, sweatshirts, and PE apparel are available in various sizes. This is a great volunteer opportunity for parents who only have short amounts of time to stop by and fold during the week of each exchange. For more information, please contact Lynne Shank.
Interested in volunteering at HTS in general or for help in getting started? Reach out to HSA’s Volunteer Coordinator, Michael Correia.