November 5, 2021
Veteran's Day Remembrance Ceremonies
Students at both the Upper and Lower Schools will be honoring our retired and active duty servicemen and women in a chapel service on Veteran's Day, Thursday, November 11th. At the Upper campus, Holy Trinity's Wind Ensemble will be performing Mr. Slawson's original piece, "An American Dream." We will post video and photos on social media and in next Friday's newsletter.
Ladies Night Out Bingo Bash

Registration for Ladies Night Out Bingo Bash is now closed. Thank you to all who purchased tickets or a table. An email with additional information will be sent to Table Heads soon to share with your tables. Please be on the lookout for that email.
In addition to great Bingo bag prizes, we’ve been getting so many awesome raffle items including this “Smile Basket” from the Kumar Family and Wickham Dental Care. If you’re in a “Fall” kind of mood, you’ll love this “All the Fall Feels” basket from the Nigara family. Not quite ready for the colder weather? The Borboroglu Family has you covered with the “Day at the Pool” giveaway, featuring a neoprene tote, Sand Cloud towel and Blenders sunglasses. And, Mica and Molly's fans, here’s a cute hat and Spartina tote! You can win these and other raffle prizes at the event, next Saturday, November 13th at the Lower School (outdoors)!
If you cannot make the event, you still have a chance to win the fabulous Pre-event Parent Association Louis Vuitton bag. Purchase your ticket here: The winner will be drawn LIVE on Facebook next Friday, November 12! More details to follow!!
For more info please reach out to Bingo Co-Chairs Arden Borboroglu and Gina Nigara: Arden:; Gina: or Lindsay Stazzone:
Proceeds raised will help fund Lower School teacher wish lists and campus projects. We are so grateful to our families for their donations and can’t wait for this one-of-a-kind night. Many thanks in advance for your support!
“Smile Basket”
Donated by the Kumar Family
“All the Fall Feels” Basket
Donated by the Nigara family
"Day at the Pool" giveaway
Donated by the Borboroglu Family
Spartan Mermaid Tote Bundle
Donated by Mica and Molly's
Get Ready for...
Mark your calendars, #GivingTuesday is November 30th. Celebrated each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Proceeds raised during #Giving Tuesday will benefit Holy Trinity's Upper and Lower School Arts programs including Fine Arts, Broadcast Journalism, Graphic Design, Music, and Theater.

This year's theme is "Bringing back the holiday cheer." We are ready to put the challenges of the past year behind us and look ahead to a new year with gratitude and hopeful optimism. We're looking forward to showcasing the work and talents of our Arts students in a fun and memorable way on #GivingTuesday, so stay tuned to our social media pages for more details.

Facebook @HTEAMelbourneFL * Instagram @HTEAtigers * #HTGivingTuesday
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
Mrs. Gavrish's 2nd and 3rd graders were blue all over learning about the science of the “NEW BLUE”, a recent discovery by the chemist Mas Subramanian in his laboratory at Oregon State University. Crayola Crayons recently experimented with their own new shade of blue calling it "Bluetiful." Groups worked together and recorded data and tried to choose which of the many blues out of a box of 48 crayons was Crayola’s new blue.
LS Thanksgiving Basket Ingathering

The Lower School's Annual Thanksgiving Basket Ingathering Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 23rd. Service times are as follows:
  • Grades 4 - 6 (8:15am – 9:00am)
  • Grades 1 - 3 (9:45am – 10:30am)
  • Early Childhood (no service this year)
The Holy Trinity community works together to provide Thanksgiving meals for 26 families, in the Melbourne area. This collected effort presents a wonderful opportunity for our students to see their acts of service and love amplified in a tangible way during the Thanksgiving holiday season. The ceremony also provides the opportunity for our students to collectively pray for the families who will be receiving these baskets. With guest restrictions in place, the ceremony will be recorded and the link will be shared at a later date. For questions or additional information, please contact Chaplain Garcia at
6th Grade Yearbook Ads Available Now!
The Tigrium Yearbook is offering our 6th grade families the opportunity to purchase a congratulatory advertisement to commemorate their child's graduation. Early Bird ads are due by November 18, 2021 with a final deadline of January 11, 2022. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Volunteer Soccer Coaches Needed

The Lower School is looking for volunteer soccer coaches for grades Kindergarten, 1st and 3rd grade coaches. Practices will be held off campus near the school and the day of the week would be able to worked out. If interested, please contact Dereck Parker at
Upper School Outerwear Reminder

As the weather begins to turn a bit cooler, please remember that all students should have some HT outerwear -- sweatshirts, jackets or long sleeve shirts, along with uniform pants -- to wear on colder weather days. Per the HTEA Family Handbook, non-HT outerwear and/or non-uniform pants are ONLY permitted to be worn in extreme conditions and that will be communicated via Bright Arrow text when and if those days arise.  
AP Exam Registration Information

Attention AP Students and Parents: The final deadline to register for AP Exams is November 15th, by the end of the school day. Registrations after this date will result in a $45 late fee from the College Board. Students have been given instructions on how to register in their AP classes and they have received multiple notices from the AP Coordinator in onCampus. CLICK HERE for more information.
Music Boosters Bracelet Fundraiser 

The Music Boosters will be holding a Stamp Bracelet Fundraiser beginning November 5th through the 19th. These make great holiday gifts for teachers, family and friends.

There are four preset that can be stamped on the bracelets:


Each bracelet costs $20 and you can select from a number of colors.

Place your online order HERE.
(Bracelets will be delivered on December 11th before Christmas break.)
Upper School Seeking Donations for Thanksgiving Baskets for Deserving Area Families

Every year, the National Honor Society sponsors Holy Trinity's Thanksgiving Basket Blessing where classes collect non-perishable items from a list that will come with your basket. This year, the $5.00 family donation will be collected online through OnCampus (when students and parents log on, they will see a “new form” to fill out). We use this money to purchase the bins, turkeys or hams, fresh produce, pies and gift cards for the families that live in the Booker T. Washington neighborhood in North Melbourne. This year we are able to feed 39 families!

We would love all HT students, teachers and staff to contribute items. When you see the list, you will see basic pantry needs. Many students like to bring in more items (not listed), especially when they know there are young kids in the family, but, please, this is all voluntary! NHS purchases items to complete the basket, but the more you can collect, the less we have to purchase!

Products and donations are due on November 19th. The Upper School will hold its basket blessing ceremony on Tuesday, November 23rd. Many thanks in advance for helping us make this Thanksgiving special for deserving area families.
Please be advised that after 4:00 PM, the Upper School is considered an open campus, accessible by all. If your child is on campus past 4PM, there is no direct supervision unless they are involved in a scheduled activity.
Upcoming College Visits and Virtual Fairs

In Person Events
"Bama In Your Town," hosted by the University of Alabama  
Tuesday, November 9 @ 7:00 PM                    
Orlando Science Center (Registration is required)
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)    
Tuesday, November 16 @ 11:45 AM (2nd lunch)       
Small Chapel
Virtual Events
NACAC College Fair (300+ colleges participating)
November 14, 1:00-6:00 PM  
Music to Our Ears

Congratulations to Dhyana Mishra, Lauren Juntunen and Annika Schumacher, who all earned a place in their respective All State Orchestras. They will attend the Florida Music Educators conference in Tampa, FL in January to participate in this prestigious event. This year, the HTEA Upper School music program had more students selected for All State than ever in our history. Congratulations to all these fine student musicians.
Dhyana Mishra (Grade 11)
Lauren Juntunen (Grade 10)
Annika Schumacher (Grade 8)
Dhyana Mishra, has also been selected as a member of the 2021 NAfME All-National Symphony Orchestra, Viola. Their selection is a reflection of your teaching excellence and your student’s hard work and dedication. The 2021 All-National Honor Ensembles program will take place virtually January 22-24, 2022.
Congratulations to 10th grader John Mitnik has made the 9th-10th grade All-State Band! He will attend the Florida Music Educators conference in Tampa, FL in January to participate in this prestigious event.
Congratulations to 4th grader Reese Fraser for making the Elementary All-State Chorus. Reese will also be performing at the FMEA January Conference.
Lockheed Martin Lending Support to HT Robotics Team

Mr. Barry Bohnsack, a Lockheed Martin Engineer, has picked Holy Trinity's Techno Tigers Robotics team to mentor and Lockheed Martin is supporting the effort with a $750 grant! The team met on Tuesday night to work with Mr. Bohnsack via Zoom. HT is grateful for our community partners.
6th to Star in "A Thousand Clowns" at Surfside Playhouse

Sixth grader Heidi Rauscher has a lead role in "A Thousand Clowns" opening tonight at Surfside Playhouse in Cocoa Beach. She plays Nicky, niece to non-conforming Murray, who is at risk from being removed from his care by the Child Welfare Board. "A Thousand Clowns" contains zero clowns and is based on the 1960s Broadway play and movie of the same name. A recent Florida Today story showcased the play and Heidi actually made the front page of the Entertainment section in the print edition!
Vicky Hurst, HT Class of 2008

Brad Rieger of the "In the Arena" podcast recently sat down with LPGA tour golfer and Holy Trinity Class of 2088 alumni Vicky Hurst for an engaging and meaningful conversation. The anecdotes, perspectives, and insights Vicky shares during this episode are compelling. We hope you will enjoy learning more about her life story. You can LISTEN HERE.
Baseball Camp Information

Coach Kelce is holding a one-day Baseball Camp for students looking to increase their skills and knowledge of the game.

WHERE: Baseball Field at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy Upper School
(5625 Holy Trinity Drive, Melbourne, Florida 32940)

WHEN: Saturday December 4th –10:00-1:00

COST: $60 (make checks out to Tom Kelce)

WHAT TO BRING: Campers should bring their baseball glove, bat, cleats and athletic shoes. Campers should bring plenty of water or sports drinks and a snack. Sunscreen and hats are strongly recommended.

HOW TO REGISTER: CLICK HERE to download and complete the registration form and waiver. Completed registration forms can be emailed to or dropped off at the Upper School front office.
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.
onCampus User Authentication

Over the next few months, IT will implement a new (behind-the-scenes) user authentication process for parents in onCampus. This method, Blackbaud ID (BBID), will allow parents to click a “forgot password” link and request immediate reset of a forgotten password once the account has been created and confirmed. Parents will receive invitations to establish their Blackbaud ID via email from with a subject line of “Connect to Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy.” As always, IT is available at to assist in this transition or with other IT-related issues.
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 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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