Year Round Activities
This year the HSA is proud to partner with the HTS Development Office to work on the school’s Annual Giving drive. The Annual Giving Drive is critical to helping close the gap between the tuition and the revenue needed to operate the school. The goal of the HSA is 100% participation from its members during this school year.
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.
HTS parent Ann Gorton Boyd coordinates the HSA’s family support effort, so any needs should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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.
For more info, please contact John Bradshaw at JohnBradshaw771@gmail.com
Students of all ages and their families come together to pick crops at a local farm, and the crops are then distributed to local homeless shelters and other charitable organizations to feed the needy. This will take place in early October (see the Main Calendar page). Look for more specifics (date, time, and place) in upcoming editions of the Tuesday newsletter.
GRACE Art: Art in the Schools Program
Holy Trinity School is proud to participate in a parent-run art appreciation program organized by the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) in Reston, Virginia. GRACE Art in the Schools program provides us with the tools we need to educate our school’s young students about great art- from the Lascaux Cave Paintings to Georgia O’Keefe and everything in between.
Each month features a different artist and we focus on six artists per year in the kindergarten through 5th grade classes. GRACE Art provides us with a detailed portfolio for each month so you do not need any special training or an art background. All that is required is your time and enthusiasm!
If you have a child in kindergarten through 5th grade, please consider presenting a portfolio this year. It is a unique opportunity to be in the classroom, and you will get to know your child’s classmates. As an added bonus, your child will be so proud to have you there!
If you have any questions, please contact GRACE Coordinator Megean Moran at email@example.com
Sign up HTS. Every time you shop for groceries at Giant, Harris Teeter or Safeway, you could be raising money for Holy Trinity School! During August and September, we collect and register your Giant, Harris Teeter and Safeway card numbers.
Hot Lunch Program
HSA provides parent volunteers to assist Garrison Dining Services with food service at lunch. Hot lunch begins in September and ends in June; it is served weekly in the Upper School Cafeteria Monday through Thursday to grades 1 to 8.
For further information, contact
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 Patti Franco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and working during the year through our Peer Families, the HSA is committed to welcoming its newest members.
To learn more, contact Courtney Mattison at email@example.com
Parent and Teacher Coffees
The HSA Coffees are held every Wednesday morning from 7:45-8:30 (weekly through early November and again from April – June in front of the Lower School). Please stop by after drop off for coffee and fellowship with other parents and guest teachers.
Volunteers are needed to pickup and setup the weekly coffee from Saxbys. Our goal is to have at least four volunteers, making the commitment no more than once per month.
To volunteer, please contact Haas Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org
Room Parents are an important part of the HTS community. You 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
- plan parent potluck socials, and
- perform specific duties of classroom teacher, grade and the HSA
To volunteer, please contact Susie Moyer email@example.com
Our Boosters work with the Arts, Music, PE, and Specials teachers as well as the Aftercare Program. As a Booster you help support all the outstanding work of the staff at HTS. You will provide much needed horsepower that allows HTS to offer more “curriculum nights” such as Family Math Night and Music & Arts Night, as well as CYO sports, and after school programming.
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, Easter Adopt-a-Family, Fall & Spring Gleaning, Walk for the Homeless Mini-Walk-a-Thon, Thanksgiving Food Drive, Family Support, McKenna Sandwiches, and Senior Citizen Luncheon.
Please contact Declan Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find us on htsdc.org. Available for ordering are: fleece pullovers (uniform approved), gym bags, coach’s shirts, and more. Additional items to follow, so please check back periodically for updates. Questions?
Contact Kristen Gullott at email@example.com.
Uniform Exchange is a voluntary program whereby members of the HTS community donate gently used uniforms. The clothing is washed and made available in the theater lobby for members of the HTS community. Dates are published in the Tuesday newsletter. The uniform exchange is available during the first week of school and about six 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 families with nothing to donate, a donation to the HSA is greatly appreciated.
For more information, please contact Harriet Winslow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated: August 2011