Monthly Activities

October

Trinity Golf Classic
Our second largest fundraiser will be held on October 28, 2013, at Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia.  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.  An online auction accompanies the Trinity Classic and closes at the dinner.

We would love to have as many participants as possible.  Volunteers are needed to assist with mailings, registration, contests, and more.  For further information or to volunteer, please contact Colleen and Bill McGinley at ccmcginley@gmail.com.

HTS Classic Brochure (2013)
Updated:  August 29, 2013

November

Holy Trinity School Book Fair
Will be held November 3-8, 2013.  HSA hosts the Fall Book Fair each year in the lower school cafeteria to encourage our young readers and support the school.  About 25% of the total sales go directly to the HSA.  The Fall Book Fair focuses on gift and holiday shopping for students and adults.  The students are encouraged to come through the fair with their classes to review and make selections that capture their interests.  Teachers also create wish lists of books for parents to purchase for their classrooms.  Volunteers are needed to help set up and break down as well as work as cashiers during the fair.  Not only will you work with fellow parents, you will meet some of our fabulous faculty and help students with their book selections!  Look for notices in the Tuesday newsletter or feel free to contact us. 

For more information, contact Melissa Giuffrida at melissa@gandcdeisgn.com.au, Andrea Flanagan at amflanagandc@verizon.net or Kathy Millian at millianjest@gmail.com.

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 (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. Declan Leonard at dleonard@berenzweiglaw.com.

December

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 Giving Tree project.  At the start of the advent season, tags containing requested gifts will be available for families to pick up in the school lobby.  Students, with parent approval, select tags to donate individual items requested by area organizations. The gifts will be collected prior to Christmas break, and volunteers will help transport the gifts to Hope and a Home.

For more information, contact Declan Leonard at dleonard@berenzweiglaw.com.

Christmas Show Coffee
The annual HSA Christmas Show Coffee Will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2013 at 8:30 am in the Upper School Cafeteria.  The HSA will sponsor 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! 

For more information, contact Lauren Roy at lroy65@mac.com.

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 timpone2058@msn.com.

January

Catholic Schools Week
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
“A casual night of Q & A, raising dough for the HSA” – will be held in Holy Trinity’s McKenna Hall on Friday, January 31, 2014. 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. Of course, volunteers are needed to help sell tickets, serve delicious chili, or take “tips” for clues.

To join this fun committee, please contact LeAnne and Rob DeFrancesco at ldefrancesco@vancomm.com or Amy and Pete Reischauer at reischauers@gmail.com.

March

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.

March-April

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. 

Annual Holy Trinity School Auction
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!

May

New Parent Welcome Reception
Held in May to welcome newly admitted families into the HTS community.  For more information, contract Bill Gallagher at favretgallagher@verizon.net.

Field Day
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.

If you would like more information and/or you would like to volunteer for Field Day, please contact Tom Fletcher at thomasfletcher@verizon.net.

 

 

Updated:  August 8, 2013