October 15, 2021
Homecoming message from Dr. Cobb...
HOCO Week 2021 Schedules
HoCo Street Party - Join Us!
Please join us for our Homecoming Street Party, Friday night (10/22) before the Big Game. Food trucks, booths, games and music begin at 5:00 PM outside the Scott Center and along Holy Trinity Drive (Pineda campus). This is event is open to all our students, staff and families, as well as the larger community. Come for the food and fun, stay for the game! Hope to see you there!
Jr. High Homecoming Dance Tickets Now Available for Purchase through onCampus!

HT 7th and 8th graders can purchase tickets for next Saturday's Homecoming Dance starting TODAY online. Log into onCampus and click on the "Junior High Homecoming Dance" button on your main page or under your "Resources" pages. You can make your purchase via credit card from there. Cost is $15 per ticket. Only Holy Trinity Junior High students may attend this dance. Additional details below...

Junior High Homecoming Dance
(Grades 7 & 8)
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Time: 4:00-6:00 PM
Place: Kelly Ford Stadium
Attire: Dressy casual (khaki shorts with a polo, sundress, etc.)
PLEASE NOTE: All shoes must be flats or wedges… no heels! 
Sr. High...Get Ready to Dance the Night Away!

Senior High Homecoming Dance tickets will be available for purchase beginning on Monday (10/18) via onCampus, so stay tuned! This dance for is for grades 9-12. Details below...

Senior High Homecoming Dance
(Grades 9-12)
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Time: 8:00-11:00 PM
Place: Kelly Ford Stadium
Attire: Semiformal
(PLEASE NOTE: All shoes must be flats or wedges… no heels!)
Cost per ticket: $40 (Tickets will be available your student’s onCampus account the week of the dance)
Report Cards Posted to onCampus!
Report Cards for the first quarter grading period are available now. If you have not yet taken a look at your student’s report cards, they can be found under the “Progress” tab in onCampus. If you see multiple options, select “Quarter 1 Report Card.” 
HT to Host Special Olympics Flag Football Tournament - Volunteers Needed!

Holy Trinity will be hosting the Special Olympics Flag Football Tournament on Saturday, November 6th. We are excited to partner with this community organization and have our students and parents join in as volunteers. We will need over 30 volunteers who can help with everything from setting up, keeping score, and cheering on the athletes. Student volunteers must be at least 14 years old and in the 9th-12th grades. Students received an onCampus message this week with a link to sign up. Parents wishing to volunteer, please complete this link: https://tinyurl.com/HTparentvolunteersSO.
Tickets On Sale Next Week for
HT's Ladies Night Out Bingo Bash!
Get ready to get excited! Tickets for our November 13 Ladies’ Night Out Bingo Bash: Night at the Movies go on sale Monday (10/18) at 9:00 AM sharp! Tickets are $60 each or $480 for a table of 8. We will also have 5 exclusive VIP tables available for those who want premium seating, early entry to set up and pre-event bubbly! More details on how to secure your VIP table are available when you click to buy tickets on Monday morning.
Can’t make to the event? Well we’ve got exciting news for you!

The Lower School Parent Association has generously donated a fabulous Louis Vuitton bag (see photo above) and it is up for raffle! Raffle tickets are available for $50 each and must be purchased in advance. The winning name will be pulled live on Facebook on Friday, November 12th! To buy your ticket, simply follow the link below.

(Link goes live Monday, 10/18 at 9:00 AM)

Proceeds raised will help fund Lower School teacher wish lists and campus projects
If you or your family would like to donate a bag, please contact Arden Borboroglu @ ajteurfs@hotmail.com or Gina Nigara @ ginanigara@gmail.com.
Many thanks in advance for your support!!
Chilly Spoons Spirit Night to Benefit HT

Save the date to bring your family & friends to Chilly Spoons in Melbourne for Spirit Night on Thursday, October 28th. Twenty percent (20%) of sales will go directly to benefit Holy Trinity.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 28th
Time: Anytime between 12:00-9:00 PM 
Place: 4980 N Wickham Rd # B6, Melbourne, FL 32940
Please save the date for Holy Trinity’s annual fundraising gala!
Evening of Elegance
Saturday, February 26, 2022
6-10 pm
More details to follow soon
Support HT's Music Program... Become a Music Booster

From funding instruments and music technology to food and senior gifts, Holy Trinity's Music Boosters keeps the program going both at our Lower and Upper Schools. We could not do all the things we do without the Booster's support and appreciate the time, talents, and financial gifts given through Music Boosters. If you're interested in supporting Holy Trinity's music program, please consider signing up to be a Booster today CLICK HERE to visit the membership page.
Our Varsity Volleyball team rocked the pink at their final match of the season earlier this week to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These girls were on fire this season and have done a great job at supporting this worthy cause!
Attention 6th Grade Families...
Read-a-thon Raises Over $50K for Teacher SmartBoards!

Our Lower School Read-a-thon was an incredible success! As of this past Wednesday, more than $51,000 had been raised. The final tally will be announced soon! Thanks to all of our HT families, we will be able to provide SmartBoard technology to every teacher at the Lower School! Thank you all so much!

Reading logs are due Monday, and we will earn an extra reward if we reach our school wide goal of 65,000 minutes!

Way to go Tiger readers!
Lunch Bunch Club
Dates & Book Selections

3rd/4th grade—Oct. 21—Ben Franklin’s in My Bathroom by Candace Fleming
5th/6th grade—Oct. 20--A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
No need to sign up. Students read the book, bring their lunch to the library, eat outside and then come in to play the Kahoot. Lunch Bunch Book Club information is available on Mrs. Houser’s Library OnCampus page under Groups.
Important Information for Upper School Students ...

Upper School students needing to check out during the day must do so using School Pass any and every time they leave campus. We have had several sports and open elective related issues with students leaving campus and being marked absent by the teacher because they forgot to sign out with School Pass.
Spots Still Available for HT Fine Arts Trip to NYC!

Start spreading the news! There are still some remaining spots open for any Fine Arts students (grades 9-12) interested in visiting New York City, the week of Winter Break. We leave Thursday, Feb 17th and arrive back home on Sunday Feb 20th. Students will not miss any school and will have Monday to rest up before heading back from break on Tuesday.

Currently, the plan is to attend 3 Broadway musicals; a concert at the renowned Carnegie Hall given by Arturo Sandoval, a famous Cuban jazz trumpet player; tour the Whitney and MOMA art museums; and participate in a workshop given by a Broadway actor. One day we plan to learn about the Harlem Renaissance with a tour of Harlem and the Apollo Theater. We will also enjoy a meal at the world-famous Sylvia's restaurant! We plan to return to our favorite NYC restaurant, Carmine's, and make a return stop to John's Pizza. (All plans are subject to change due to availability of venues and activities.)

There will be a security guard on duty each night assigned to our hotel rooms so that chaperones can rest, knowing everyone is safe and sound.

Total cost will be about $2000 and will be determined by airfare, number of participants and how many students are in a room. There are options for 2,3 and 4 to a hotel room. A deposit of $600 holds your student's spot and is due by next Friday, October 22nd. Space is limited by our bus size.

PLEASE NOTE: As of August 17th, New York City’s new “Key to NYC” health and safety initiative requires anyone 12 or older to show proof of the COVID-19 vaccine for indoor dining and indoor entertainment. The trip itinerary will include multiple shows, museums, events and restaurants. As our group will be required to stay together for the entirely of the trip, all students who wish to participate on the trip will need to be vaccinated and have a vaccine card. 

Please email Ms. Wacaster with any questions or for more information at LWacaster@htes.org.
Helpful College Financial Aid Information for all High School Families

Holy Trinity hosted a Financial Aid information meeting on Tuesday evening. Presenter, Mr. Jay Lally, Director of Financial Aid for Florida Tech, shared details about the process of applying for financial aid using the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  This valuable information about paying for college is important for all high school families but especially seniors.

CLICK HERE for the PowerPoint presentation that was shared or watch the presentation below.
Essay Review Days with Senior English Teachers!

College essay review times are still available for Saturday, 10/30 from 9am-12nooon. CLICK HERE to sign up for a 20- minute slot.

College Application Work Sessions Continue through October!

Seniors are encouraged to come work on their college applications with guidance from the college advisors on the following days:

Wednesday, Oct. 20: 3:00 PM, Library/IDEAS Center
Wednesday, Oct. 27: 11:45 AM (Lunch), Room 205 and 3:00 PM, Tiger Cafe
One-on-One College Meetings with Mrs. Pagan and Mrs. Reeder

These individual meetings are to address specific questions Seniors have and are in addition to the weekly Work Sessions held on Wednesdays. Seniors should select one time slot during an open elective or non-academic class, and they must request teacher permission to attend.
Use the links below to access the meeting schedules:

Upcoming College Visits
Here are the upcoming college visits for October and November. Juniors and Seniors interested in attending should register on SCOIR and must have teacher permission to miss class.
Dual Enrollment Students Pitch Brevard Zoo on Aquarium Project Marketing Challenge
As part of Holy Trinity's partnership with Florida Tech, our dual enrollment students are working with the Brevard Zoo to help market their campaign for the newly-proposed aquarium to be built at Port Canaveral. The Zoo would like to engage our local community to get excited about this project. They will be placing surfboards all around town for people to see and learn more about plans for the aquarium. Our students were given a couple of weeks to research, brainstorm, conduct interviews, and come up with ideas on the best locations for surfboard placements. They were then allotted five minutes to make formal presentations of their proposals to "woo" the Zoo. One group of students used a math modeling technique to identify businesses with the most foot traffic to get the widest exposure. Brevard Zoo officials will now review the students projects and incorporate their ideas to help with their marketing. They were very impressed with the detail of our students projects and the creativity they displayed with their many different ideas. Now how cool is that!
Matthew Kanagy, HT Class of 2005

Read about how HT alum Matthew Kanagy is fulfilling a great need with creativity and ingenuity during these challenging times. CLICK HERE to read his story. (A little known fact about Matthew… He Matthew graduated from HT as did his sister, and his mom taught in the HT preschool program!)
IMPORTANT: Athletic Clearances for Winter Sports
If your Upper School student plans to play sports in the 2021-2022 school year, please read the following important information.
Holy Trinity has partnered with the Florida High School Sports Association (FHSAA) to provide our families with a convenient way to complete the necessary paperwork to ensure your child is eligible to play a sport this school year. All documents will now be uploaded though an online athletic clearance.
Please CLICK HERE and follow the step-by-step directions for creating your account and uploading the necessary documents.
Parents and students should complete this clearance together.
PLEASE NOTE: Students will not be able to try out for and/or participate in any Holy Trinity sports unless this information has been completed and submitted ONLINE.
Soccer Tryouts are Coming!

Get ready for soccer season!

  • Girls tryouts will be held on Monday and Tuesday, October 18 & 19 from 3:30-5:00 PM
  • Boys tryouts will be held on Monday and Tuesday, October 18 & 19 from 5:00-6:30 PM

All try outs will be held at Kelly Ford Stadium/Tiger Athletic Complex.

Go Tigers!
Athletic Boosters Membership

Families interested in purchasing an HT Athletic Boosters membership online can do so HERE. Athletic Booster Memberships are available all year. In order to be included on the Membership Banner at the stadium, memberships must be purchased by Sunday, October 11th.
Individual football and volleyball game tickets, and season and annual passes for HT home games are now available for purchase online. CLICK HERE.
Holy Trinity now has branded merchandise available for purchase onsite at the Tiger Athletic Complex or online at our Tiger Athletic Gear Shop.
Viewing Assignments in onCampus
Math Lab is Open
The Upper School Math Lab is open weekly to help students with their math homework as well as to prepare for upcoming math tests. Mrs. Kerry Grant, our Junior High Math Coach runs every session with the help of several Mu Alpha Theta students. Every student is welcome, no matter the level of math. Math Lab is held in the Library Computer Lab every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 3:05 to 3:45 PM and every Friday morning from 7:15-7:50 AM.  
Please review Holy Trinity's “Forward Together” Plan for information on our back to school health and safety protocols
Both our Upper and Lower Schools now have NEW and IMPROVED face masks available for $5 ea. at the front desk or CLICK HERE for online ordering.
Check out our official online spirit store at HTspiritstore.com for your HT swag. Shop over 5,000 HT branded and logo items, including apparel, home decor, gifts, accessories, pet supplies, drinkware, luggage and more! 
Please be sure to review and acknowledge
receipt of the 2021-2022
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