17 18 #16 HTS Weekly Announcements and Flyers dated 01/11/18

17 18 #16 HTS Weekly Announcements dated 01/11/18


It is with great sadness that we report the death of Fr. Matt Looney, our retired pastoral associate, here at Holy Trinity.  Fr. Matt died over the weekend in Ireland where he was visiting family.  Our deepest condolences to his family both in Ireland and here in the U.S..  The funeral will be at Holy Trinity Church but arrangement details are not yet available.

Rest in peace dear Fr. Matt


Congratulations to Chiara Soltani, 8P, who danced with the Joffrey Ballet’s in their NY performance of the Nutcracker as a sugar plum attendant. She also performed   with the NJ Ballet in Morristown on December 23rd and 24th. Bravo Chiara!

Congratulations to Mary Wieszczek, 8P, for winning  1st place in the Archdiocesan Respect for Life Essay  Contest.  Her presence is requested at the Cathedral on Sunday, Jan 14th at 11:30am where she will receive a certificate and gift card from Cardinal Tobin.


Congratulations to the following students for placing in the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay/Poetry/Art Contest held by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Westfield.

Intermediate Schools


1st Place: Michael Murphy 7th Grade Holy Trinity

2nd Place: Madeleine Ahlbeck 7th Grade Holy Trinity


2nd Place: Josefine Allen 6th Grade Holy Trinity


2nd Place: Lillian Del Rossi 6th Grade Holy Trinity

Elementary Schools


3rd Place: Aidan Barry 4th Grade Holy Trinity

The students will be recognized at the annual Commemorative Service held this year at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 414 East Broad Street, Westfield,  on Monday, January 15th at 1pm. Everyone is invited to attend.

Dear Parents:

During January we are collecting “Pennies for Patients” to aid in a cure for Leukemia and Lymphoma in children.  Every penny or coin is a value. It may seem insignificant and sometimes avoided on the street but they all add up. Please save and send them in with your child.  Our Tag Day on January 12th is also designated to this important organization. We have been doing this in January for several years and look forward to helping again.  It will run from January 8th to 30th.

God Bless you,

Sr. Maureen

PIF- January – Please see the attached Partner’s in Faith newsletter for January.

T2 Progress Reports for students I grade 1 – 8 went home on Tuesday, January 9th. If you haven’t already done so, please sign and return the Progress Report Envelope.

The Lost & Found tables are up in Westfield First Floor Hallway. Anything not claimed by Tuesday afternoon, January 16,   will be donated to charity.

     New Date & Location-Mark your Calendar:

On January 31st, Officer Elizabeth Savnik from the Westfield Police Department will offer an important presentation to students and parents on the problems that come with the use of social media.  “A Social Media Guide for Parents” will be presented for guardians and parents in the Music Room/ Aftercare Room from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Students will be hearing an age-appropriate presentation after the presentation to parents on January 31st.

Sometimes our children know more than we do and they shouldn’t. We hope parents will take advantage of this opportunity to become aware of the problems faced by young people in regards to social media and its effects on all aspects of the children’s lives. 

Sr.  Maureen


School Uniforms- C0ED uniform company is now owned by Flynn and O’Hara of Philadelphia which is now our supplier of all HTS school uniforms. Orders can be placed online, on the phone, or by visiting their store in Holmdel. https://www.flynnohara.com/



Holy Trinity School will be hosting St. Helen’s Hospitality Sunday, January 21. Join us. If you can help click here:  http://signup.com/go/XmzSmGT

SignUp.com – Everything you need to save time & coordinate people and activities with ease!


Please click here to see the HTS basketball schedule (home and away) for 2018.

Catholic Schools Week Planning and Activities: January 28 – February 2. Complete details about CSW will be available next week but here is a preview of some of the activities that are scheduled:  


CSW Pizza and Poster Making Party- Tuesday, January 23rd, from 4:30 – 6pm in the Westfield Campus Cafeteria. Please see your Thursday Envelope for more information.


The National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) is pleased to present the online giving campaign, Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools , for a 24 hour window from January 30th at 9am thru January 31st at 9am. The campaign is facilitated by FACTS, the company we already use for tuition collection services at HTS.   More information and a link will follow which help you to search for the Catholic schools that have made a difference in your life. You can give to as many schools/dioceses as you would like. Your gift will go only to the school you have selected and your donor information will not be shared with any other school or organization. MasterCard, Visa and Discover will be the only accepted forms of payment (American Express and Diners Club are not eligible). A receipt will be sent directly to your email once your gift has been made.


Bowling Party – Please join us for a fun filled afternoon celebrating Catholic Schools Week at Bowlmor Lanes in Green Brook on Friday afternoon, February 2nd from 1:30-3:30pm. Please see your Thursday Envelope for more information and a registration form.



Talent ShowThe Annual HTS Talent Show will take place on Friday, February 2, in the morning for the school community and at 7pm for parents and friends. Please click here for your Talent Show Entry Form  which must be submitted to Sr. Maureen by January 18. Please keep January 22nd and 23rd open for an afterschool practice with Sr. Maureen. Group performances are encouraged to limit the number of acts.

Kiddie Kaleidoscope Winter science classes for our younger students  started on Monday, January 8th Please contact Ingrid Battista, Director, at www.kiddieskaleidoscope.com if you would like to join the class.

Winter Fashion First Workshops are scheduled to begin on January 22nd. Please see the attached for more information  or contact Renee Baird, HT Alum Parent ’08 and ’03, at renee@fashionfirstworkshops.com or 908-578-8561.

PSA Afterschool Soccer Academy would like to offer an afterschool soccer program for PK thru K students in the spring at the Westfield Campus. Please see the attached for more information. If you are interested, please register online at www.thePSASports.com .

A New Year needs a New Year’s resolution! Are you looking for a service project for ONE day this year? Would you be interested in making 6 loaves of sandwiches with your family, your neighbors, your sports group, or your Scout group? The sandwiches are dropped off at a Mountainside address (Westfield side!) on a Monday for delivery to St Joseph’s Social Service Center to serve lunch every Tuesday. Please see the attached for more information. Please click here for the sign up schedule. https://helpersignup.com/s/3d9c15062fe9306bce43d5e4aa55b3a6

If you would like to learn more please contact Briege Lennon at blcellequi@aol.com


The Cranford Dramatic Club has announced auditions their production of Once Upon a Mattress. Questions? Contact  socialmedia@cdctheatre.org







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