October 22, 2021
HoCo Central... All your Homecoming news that's fit to print!
Connecting Families through Class Buttons...
Coming to tonight's pre-game Street Party? Be sure to stop by the Admissions Welcome Table -- located at the front of the car line by the crossing bridge -- and get your HT Parent, New Parent or Alumni "Class of..." button to wear this evening.

Similar to Disney World's "Celebration" buttons, we thought this would be a fun way to help our new families attending tonight's festivities meet people in their own graduating class(es) and feel more connected to our Tiger community as a whole!

Look out for Louis Tonight!

The Lower School Parent Association will have "him" on display at the Homecoming Street Party!
Last Call for Homecoming Dance Tickets!

Tickets for the Junior High and High School Homecoming dances may still be purchased online. Please note the deadlines for each below. Log into onCampus and click on the Junior High or High School Homecoming Dance button on your main page or under your "Resources" pages. You can make your purchase via credit card from there. 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 *

Ticket Information: Tickets are $15 and available through Friday (10/22) at 3:00 PM. There will be a limited number of tickets at the door (exact cash only and first come, first served, so please be sure to order online in advance). Only HT Junior High Students may attend.
High School Homecoming Dance
(Grades 9-12)

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Time: 8:00-11:00 PM
Place: Kelly Ford Stadium
Attire: Semiformal *

Ticket Information: Tickets are $40 and available for purchase online until Saturday (10/23) at NOON. Tickets will NOT be sold at the gate and must be ordered online in advance.
* PLEASE NOTE: All shoes must be flats, wedges, or block style.
No heels will be permitted on the turf.
Schoolwide News You Can Use...
Upper School Will Move to Masks Optional Status Starting Nov. 1

Earlier this week, the Holy Trinity Board of Trustees announced changes to the Upper School mask requirement. Beginning November 1, 2021, the Upper School will move to a "mask optional" status. This change will necessitate a change in how close contact quarantines are determined in the event of a positive case on campus, moving from the current 3-foot radius to 6-feet.

Lower School students and staff will continue to follow the current indoor mask requirement until further notice. All other COVID-19 mitigation practices will remain in place at this time. The letter can be read in its entirety HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL HT students will still be required to wear a mask when riding the bus to and from school each day.
HT to Host Special Olympics Flag Football Tournament - Volunteers Still Needed!

Holy Trinity is 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 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 have received an onCampus message 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!
Tickets are still available for our Ladies’ Night Out Night at the Movies Bingo Bash, taking place November 13th. Cost is $60 each or $480 for a table of 8. There are still a limited number of VIP tables available as well. Contact Lindsay Stazzone at [email protected] if interested.
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.

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 @ [email protected] or Gina Nigara @ [email protected].
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 Boosters' 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 Lower School celebrated Homecoming Spirit Week on Tuesday with a college theme. Students worse shirts and other apparel from their favorite colleges and universities and gave us a glimpse of what the future holds... and by the looks of it, it's pretty bright!
Attention 6th Grade Families...
Lunch Bunch Book Club: New Books, New Dates
REMINDER: Students in grades 3-6 are invited to join the Lower School Lunch Bunch Book Club! The November book selections are:
3rd and 4th grade—Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo—November 18
5th and 6th grade—Restart by Gordon Korman—November 17
There's no need for students to sign up for Lunch Bunch Book Club. They read the book and then bring their lunch to the library on the assigned day. They will eat outside and then play a Kahoot based on the book. First, second and third place winners choose a prize from the library treasure chest. 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.
Final Essay Review Day!

There are still several open time slots on Saturday, October 30th, for seniors to have their college essay reviewed by a member of the English department. CLICK HERE to sign up for a 20- minute slot.
Final College Application Work Session

Seniors are encouraged to come work on their college applications with guidance from the college advisors on Wednesday, Oct. 27: 11:45 AM (lunchtime) in room 205 and 3:00 PM in the Tiger Cafe. These will be the final sessions before November 1 deadlines.
One-on-One College Meetings

A few spots are still open next week on Tuesday and Thursday to meet with either Mrs. Pagan or Mrs. Reeder. These individual meetings are to address specific questions seniors may 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. CLICK HERE to access the meeting schedules.
Virtual Mini Camp College

HT is offering Virtual Mini Camp College through the Southern Association of Admission Counselors (SACAC). These are one-hour topic specific webinars which are appropriate for juniors and seniors. Registration is required and can be done by clicking on the button below. Mark your calendars for the following camp events and topics:

Tues., October 26th, 7:00 PM
Essays - How to share your story with the admissions committee in 700 words or less

December (Date/time TBD)
Understanding Every Part of my Application...Holistically

December 14th, 7:00 PM            
Financial Aid 101: FAFSA, CSS Profile, & Scholarships

January 11th, 7:00 PM   
Time Management/Organization in the College Planning Process
(Target audience: Students & adults supporting their students)

February 8th, 7:00 PM
Highly Selective Admission

February 22nd, 7:00 PM
Financial Aid 101: FAFSA, CSS Profile, and Scholarships
(Target audience: Counselors/teachers/CBOs/parents)

March 15th, 7:00 PM
Junior College Planning

April 26th, 7:00 PM
College Essay Writing/Activities List
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. The following visits will take place in the small chapel:
Junior Youngsma Places Third at Space Coast Art Festival

Congratulations to HT junior Alexa Youngsma who placed third in the grades 9-12 division for her photography piece (left) which was submitted for this year's Space Coast Art Festival. A fabulous accomplishment for student who has only recently taken up photography.
Rachel Dial, HT Class of 2009

Rachel Dial, HT Class of 2009 (pictured at center), is Director of Marketing and Analytics at PureCycle Technologies. PureCycle uses proprietary technology licenses from Procter & Gamble to recycle waste polypropylene.
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.
Basketball Tryouts are Coming!

Basketball season is just around the corner. Here are the tryout dates and times:

Girls JV and Varsity tryouts will be held on Monday, Oct. 25th and Tuesday, the 26th from 3:00-5:00 PM in the gym. 

Boys JV & Varsity Basketball tryouts will be held on Monday, November 1st from 3:00-5:00 PM in the gym.
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! 
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receipt of the 2021-2022
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