16 17 #17 HTS Weekly Announcements and Flyers dated 01/20/17

16 17 #17 HTS Weekly Announcements and Flyers dated 01/20/17

stem-entry-2017On January 11th,  sixth & seventh graders were represented in a STEM competition at Roselle Catholic High School where they were given a bag of objects and 1 hour to assemble a catapult. They were assessed by accuracy distance and team dynamics. They were mentored by Ms. Hendershot& Ms Brosnan.

STEAM Saturday on February 4, 2017

Do you know a fifth, sixth or seventh grade girl who might be interested in learning more about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics)? If so, she is invited to create an interactive Valentine’s Day card with Paper Circuits and design a snowman using TinkerCad during the Mount’s STEAM Saturday on February 4, 2017! Students may choose to attend the morning or afternoon session at 9 am to noon or 1 to 4 pm. A snack will be provided during each session and each student will receive a certificate of completion as well as a special gift at the end of the session. Engineering students from Mount Saint Mary Academy will serve as facilitators of the groups, which will include a maximum of four students each. The cost of the program is $20 per student. Participants must register for STEAM Day by visiting www.mountsaintmary.org and clicking on the STEAM Saturday button on the homepage or visiting STEAM Day under “Admissions.”

 report cardsProgress Reports were issued to students in grades 1-8 today, Friday, Jan 20th. Please sign and return the envelopes to school on Monday, January 23rd.


yearbookYear book Order timeyearbook order forms went home in yesterday’s Thursday Envelope. Each book is $ 21 and payment is due by January 30th.


 CSW logoPlans are Underway for Catholic Schools Week 2017!




As families begin thinking about registration for the next school year, we ask you to share the good news about Holy Trinity School.  Please share the attached information with your neighbors, friends and families.  We would love to have you join us at the Mountainside Campus  for our Stay & Play Enrichment Day on Monday, January 23rd.

communityAs part of the Service Project for Catholic Schools Week, Grade 7 is collecting personal hygiene items for our neighbors at the Plainfield YMCA Homeless Shelter.  If you would like to contribute to the collection, please send any of the following items to school with your child:  toothbrushes, washcloths, disposable razors, and travel size shampoo, soap, deodorant and toothpaste. A collection box can be found in the school lobby.

Students in PK through Grade 3 are invited to participate in the Annual Poster Making (& Pizza) Party on Thursday, January 26th at the WC Cafeteria from 4-5:15pm. Please see your Thursday envelope for  more information .

CSW Mass at HolyTrinityAll school families are invited to kick off Catholic Schools Week by participating in the CSW Masses at HT, St. Helen, and OLL on 1/29. Please see the attached for more information and registration. 


mountainside-open-houseOpen House and Registration for 2017-2018 for Pre-K and Kindergarten will take place at the HTS Mountainside Campus following the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Schools Week 9:30am Mass. The presentation for new families will begin at 11am.

Tours and registration for the 2017-2018 school year for Kindergarten – Grade 8 will take place at the Westfield Campus following the noon Mass at Holy Trinity. Two presentations for new families are scheduled for 1:30 and 2:15. The movie Zootopia will be playing in the gym for the children while the parents tour our wonderful school.

Annual Talent Show- Friday, January 30th at 7pmCalling All Talent for the Annual Talent Show! All students are invited to share their talents, abilities, and special interests with the school audience in the morning and, again with our families and friends, in the evening at the Westfield Campus on Friday, February 3rd  at 7pm. Please see the attached for more information and a registration form.   Practice dates are after school on January 23rd or January 24th, for about an hour.  Talent Show tickets are now available at the Westfield Office at $ 3.00/ticket. (Kindergarten and younger free.)


CSW Retreat 2015 Group ShotVolunteers- We need many volunteers to make Catholic Schools Week a success. Please consider helping out with one or more of the activities during this busy, fun-packed week. Look for the sign up sheet in your Thursday Envelope.

Catholic Schools Week Agenda– Please see your Thursday Envelope for a schedule of events  for the week. Activities include: Teacher Appreciation Breakfast, Ice Cream Party, Student Retreat & Service Events, and Teacher Appreciation Luncheon…Sky Zone Trampoline Park-the HSA has added an (optional) Friday afternoon student activity at Sky Zone Trampoline Park on Friday, Feb. 3rd from 1:30 – 3pm.


  • CSW- Ice Cream SocialCSW photos 2016 aStudents Enjoy The Ice Cream Social During CSWThank You To Everyone Who Made CSW A Great Event
    CSW- Then and Now

    CSW- Then and Now


Health Policy Reminder:

Cold and flu season is upon us so please be aware of the health policies in place at Holy Trinity School. See  the school website for the full policy but below are a few important points.

  • If your child has a fever above 100.4 please keep them home from school. Do not medicate them and send them to school as they are still infectious.
  • A child who is vomiting, has a fever or diarrhea is to be kept home from school until at least 24 hours after the last episode. Children should be able to eat full meals without vomiting and have good energy levels prior to returning to school.
  • If your child is sent home from school with any of the above symptoms they are to be kept home the following school day. A full 24-hours without symptoms is necessary prior to returning to school.
  • Absences of 3 consecutive school days require a doctor’s note upon returning to school.

Returning to school too early often leads to relapse so please make sure your child is completely recovered prior to returning to school. Following these guidelines decreases absenteeism for all students and staff.Thank you for your cooperation.



The Tdap & Meningococcal vaccines are required for entrance into 6th grade in accordance with NJ State Immunization requirements.  Both of these vaccines must be given by the first day of school in September 2017. There is NO GRACE PERIOD for these vaccines.  Please use the time between now and September to have these vaccines given. Please submit documentation of the vaccines to my office before the start of school in September.

Beginning in 6th grade Sports Physicals are also required for all students participating in school sponsored athletics (Cross-country, volleyball, basketball, track, etc.). This is a NJ State requirement.  The sports physical form REPLACES the Holy Trinity School physical form.

I will be sending written notification to all current 5th grade parents about these requirements.  If your child has their annual physical scheduled in the coming months, please have the sports physical form completed at that time.  All forms should be submitted to my office as soon as possible to avoid a delay in sports participation in September. Please call my office if you have questions about these requirements.

Mary Kaiserman RN, 233-1145, mkaiserman@htisnj.com

thank-youThank you for supporting the library’s Barnes and Noble Book Fair in December.  The Fair earned the library enough money to purchase 25 books for the collections in Westfield and Mountainside. THANK YOU!

yogaTween Girls Yoga with Mrs. Bonner! Mrs. Bonner is offering a Tween Yoga Class on Wednesdays and Thursdays from  3:30-4:30 for 6 weeks beginning on February 1st and 2nd at a cost of $ 50/child.  If you would be interested in attending the class at  Aananda Home Yoga Studio (aka Bonner Basement), please  e-mail Maura Bonner at mauraandbrian@verizon.net .


It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time! Looking for those Thin Mints, Samoas, or Tagalongs? Want to try the new S’mores cookie?  Cookies are on sale now through February 10. If you don’t know a Girl Scout, no problem, we can put you in touch with one in your grade!  Even if you’re on a diet but want to help out, consider a Gift of Caring (boxes of cookies for Operation Jersey Cares and the Holy Trinity Food Pantry). Contact the HTS Consultant: Gretchen Byrne, wbyrne@erols.com to find a troop for you!

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