January 14, 2022

Junior High Open House
Jan. 15 and 23

Souper Bowl of Caring
Jan. 19

Science Fair
Jan. 19 & 20

Class Pictures
Jan. 26

Space Coast Robotics League Tournament
Jan. 15

Upper School Latin Forum
Jan. 29

Paid Out of Uniform Day
Jan. 27

Upper School Spelling Bee
Feb. 3

As anticipated, COVID cases are on the rise in our school and community. We need your help to keep the numbers at a minimum by practicing sensible, yet responsible, mitigation strategies, just as you would for the flu or other highly communicable viruses.

If your child begins to show any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or has a fever (100.4 or above), please do not send them to school. It is imperative you keep them home. Contact your pediatrician/primary care physician, and Nurse Emily at the Upper School at ediaz@htes.org, or Nurse Betty at the Lower School bschwind@htes.org for further instructions.

We know this is an inconvenience and challenge for many parents, but it is vital we do everything we can to avoid interruption to the educational process, while keeping students and staff safe.
New Attendance Monitoring Feature in onCampus

Exciting news for the second semester you will be able to monitor your student’s attendance! 

After logging into the website, click on your student’s name and on their Progress tab next to performance you will see the Attendance area.  

Attention Upper School Parents: Don’t let the numbers scare you – these figures are based on a 7 period day. One day absent records as 7 absences.

For more details, the Parent Resource button will have the instructions to help navigate the NEW attendance area.

Click HERE for more information.
Important Dates for HT Families Planning to Reenroll for 2022-2023
As we kick off our enrollment season, we want to make our families aware of some important upcoming dates and deadlines:

January 28-February 7
PRIORITY Reenrollment window for Current HT Families
Families will receive a $200 discount with 5% deposit
February 8-15
REGULAR Reenrollment for Current Families
5% deposit required, no discount

February 16 and beyond
LATE Reenrollment for Current Families (Space Permitting)
5% deposit required and $50 late fee incurred to renew contract 
Current families are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the Priority Reenrollment window when it opens later this month to reserve your child’s spot for the 2022-2023 school year.
It is important to us that as a returning family you are provided every opportunity and incentive to reenroll early, as we continue to be blessed with significant interest from new/prospective families and have wait lists in nearly every grade. 

Stay tuned for more information and instructions on how to reenroll coming soon!

Student FACTS accounts must be current in order to receive a
re-enrollment contract for next year.
Dear Parents and Friends of Holy Trinity,
The football field at Holy Trinity's Kelly Stadium will transform into an outdoor amphitheater when big band crooner Michael Andrew comes to town on Saturday, February 26, 2022. Joined by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra (featuring our very own percussion teacher Mr. Brian Slawson!). Andrew will pay tribute to American legend Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits for An Evening of Elegance: Symphony and Sinatra.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy is excited to announce the return of this signature fundraising event. This year’s Evening of Elegance, presented by Total Home Roofing and co-sponsored by Melbourne Terrace and Home Health Care of Florida, will feature local chefs serving New York-themed specialties, with concert-style seating, open bars and cocktail tables sprinkled throughout the venue. In addition to the concert, there will be a live auction and after party on the Fan Plaza, sponsored by the Lacey Family, featuring a DJ and dancing.
An Evening of Elegance’s central purpose is to support Holy Trinity’s mission of Educating the Whole Child: Mind, Body and Spirit. As Holy Trinity is a not-for-profit whose operations are not supported by government dollars or the Episcopal Diocese. This year, the funds raised from An Evening of Elegance will support Holy Trinity’s Performing Arts program.
We hope that you can join us for this exceptional night of music under the stars. This event is open to the public, so please help us spread the word by sharing this information with family and friends. Click the button below for more information and to purchase tickets.
Dr. Katherine M. Cobb
Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
Start Here. Go Anywhere.
Watch Michael Andrew Perform...
This morning, our youngest Tigers enjoyed the cool weather at Early Childhood's Winter Wonderland! View more photos HERE.
January 14th is Grandparents and Special Friends Day!
The Lower School celebrated Grandparents and Special Friends today with a special musical compilation titled “Say Something from the Heart." These heartfelt performances were created by Mrs. Joani Slawson and our Lower School students to honor our loved ones.

Watch them HERE!

Please be sure to share this link with your grandparents and loved ones today!
Lower School students also enjoyed an early dismissal today so they could spend time with their grandparents and special friends.
Cub Cafe Gets New Table Covers!
The Lower School is all a buzz over the new table covers in the Cub Cafe! Students now get to eat in style and our facilities team has a far easier time keeping them clean.
Order Your 6th Grade Yearbook Today!

Attention 6th Grade parents: You can now start purchasing your yearbooks for the Lower School. 

Lower School 2022-23 Admissions Dates
For rising Kindergarten families:
For rising Junior High families:
Lunch Bunch Book Club Sharing Dates!

REMINDER: Students in grades 2 - 6 are invited to join the Lower School Lunch Bunch Book Club! The February book selections are:
2nd grade
The World According to Humphrey
February 24
3rd and 4th grade
Saving Winslow
February 15 (4th)
February 24 (3rd)
5th and 6th grade
The Westing Game
February 23
There's no need for students to sign up for Lunch Bunch Book Club. Students read the book and then bring their lunch to the library on their assigned day (as noted). 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”.
World Read Aloud Day is Coming!
In celebration of World Read Aloud Day, 3rd and 4th grade students will enjoy a virtual author visit with Jarrett Lerner on Wednesday, Feb. 2nd. Lerner is the author of The Hunger Heroes, Enginerds and Geeger the Robot books. https://jarrettlerner.com/books/
Come Huddle with Us!

Students are welcome to join us for "The Huddle" after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays beginning next week at the Tiger Athletic Complex! There, they can buy snacks, purchase TAGS merchandise, meet with a study group or project team, study on their own, meet up with friends to catch up before leaving school or play ping pong, 4 square, or spike ball.
Parents can avoid sitting in the regular (dismissal) carline and instead pick their child up at the Tiger Athletic Complex anytime between 3:15 and 4:00 PM. Please text your child when you arrive or pop into the concession stand to buy some HT Tiger Athletic Gear (aka TAGS) for your family!
Update on US Lunch Orders
Thank you to all those who added lunch orders or had lunch order changes. The Window for lunch orders has now closed for both Upper and Lower School. Any orders or changes that were placed this week will take effect on January 24th
This event is for students in grades 9-12 and is completely optional. Should your child want to participate, please complete the registration form in onCampus.
Mrs. DeRosier Takes to the Airwaves for an Education Podcast

HT's own Life Science teacher extraordinaire, Mrs. DeRosier, was recently featured on an education podcast called 2 Pint PLC, discussing a recent research article on science discourse in classrooms.

Listen HERE!
Juelle Maaser Takes 1st Place in Lower School Spelling Bee!
Congratulations to our 2022 Lower School Spelling Bee champion 6th grader Juelle Maaser! Participants were treated to a reception following today's Spelling Bee. Great job to all of our 4th-6th grade participants!
Senior Grenevicki is a Contender for State Recognition as HT's DAR Good Citizen

Senior Anna Grenevicki was selected by the Holy Trinity faculty as this year’s DAR Good Citizen for qualities of good citizenship, dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. With this selection, Anna went on to compete in the DAR essay contest. We are thrilled to announce that she was selected as The Abigail Wright Chamberlin Chapter winner and her essay will move on to the Florida State DAR Good Citizen Committee for a chance to be the FL State Society DAR Good Citizen. Congratulations Anna!
Reha Patel Places 1st in Notice Lincoln-Douglas Debate!

This past weekend, Speech and Debate attended the Sunvitational National Circuit three-day tournament. This tournament was highly competitive and attended by 660 competitors from 113 schools in 24 states.

Reha Patel came in 1st Place in Novice Lincoln-Douglas debate! She is not only the first LD debater from HT to make it to the elimination rounds of Sunvitational, but also the first debater to make it to the final round at any national circuit tournament.

Brianna and Brooke Ramnath in Duo Interp also made it further than any prior HT speech or interp competitor, and received a rank of first in one of their rounds, but unfortunately missed the finals by one point.

We were also excited to have HT debate alum, Emily Cleveland (Class of 2019), judge for us this weekend.
Have you checked out the latest edition of The Growl - Holy Trinity's student magazine, or stayed in touch with weekly Upper School campus happenings and hijinks through our weekly broadcast? Our journalism students report on school news, sports, campus life, arts and entertainment and even the occasional opinion on key issues. You can read and watch it all HERE!
Reminders for Seniors...

Community Service Hours
Final deadline to submit hours for seniors is April 15. Now is the time to check your community service hour totals and if you haven’t completed your required hours, make a plan to do so. Hours are listed in onCampus account in your Contact Card.

SCOIR Updates
Please continue to update your SCOIR college lists. This includes moving schools from your ‘Applying’ list to “Applied” and recording college decisions when you receive notice from them.

Upload at least a copy of a college acceptance letter into your “My Drive” in SCOIR. Verification of a college acceptance is a graduation requirement.

And Don't Forget... College Shirts on Fridays! 
As an alternative to spirit wear on Fridays, seniors are allowed to wear school appropriate college T-shirts with their uniform bottoms throughout this semester!
Attention Juniors!

American Legion Boys and Girls State Leadership Program --Junior Boys and Girls have the opportunity to apply for the American Legion Boys and Girls State Leadership Program. Holy Trinity is able to nominate up to 5 young men and 3 young women.  All juniors were sent an email with detailed instructions on how to apply. Application materials for girls are due by Feb. 8 and materials for boys are due by Feb. 21. Those who are nominated by HT will then go on to be interviewed by the local American Legion Post. Please note, all applicants must be willing to commit to the weeklong leadership training in Tallahassee scheduled for June.

Please see Ms. Gunderson or your college advisor in the college office if you have questions.

Junior Touch Base Meetings and College Planning Homework
Watch your emails for a message from your College Advisor on how to schedule your Touch Base Meeting. Topics to be covered include: a review of your academic progress, resume development and developing a plan for standardized testing. Before scheduling the meeting, each junior should complete their “homework” which includes the following tasks in SCOIR:
  • Uploading an updated resume to “My Drive”
  • Adding colleges to the “Following” list
  • Completing the Junior Student Survey

Global Citizenship or STEAM Diploma Applications due Feb. 4. 
Interested Juniors can apply via these links:
Scholarship Information for Juniors and Seniors

*NEW* Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Pre-College Summer Programs: High achieving math and science students: Visit https://ei.jhu.edu/apply/ for application, details, and deadlines.
Bank of America Student Leaders Program: Current Seniors and Juniors visit https://about.bankofamerica.com/en/making-an-impact/student-leaders for details. Deadline: 1/28/22
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations: Grades 9-12 visit:  https://pprize.princeton.edu/ for details and application. Deadline: 1/31/22
SCAD Distinguished Scholars Award: Seniors who applied to SCAD and feel they meet the requirements below, should contact their college advisor to indicate their interest and learn the details of the application process for this scholarship.
  • GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Stellar visual or performing arts, writing, business, or equestrian capabilities
  • Honors and awards from competitions or other recognition
  • Leadership skills demonstrated through co-curricular or extracurricular involvement

Deadline for application is 2/1/22 
Arts for Life Scholarship: Seniors visit: https://artsforlifeaward.org/#apply for details and application. Deadline: 2/4/22

Horatio Alger National and State Scholarships for Juniors:
Eligibility criteria include gpa, co-curricular activities and demonstrated financial need. To learn more and apply, visit www.scholars.horatioalger.org. Deadline: March 15, 2022

*NEW* Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs JUNIORS Visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/ for application, details, and deadlines. Application open until March 15, 2022.
Taylor Sinclair, Class of 2006

Taylor Sinclair, HT Class of 2006, earned her law degree from Stetson College of Law and is working at the University of Nebraska Medical Center as their Title IX investigator, providing training to doctors, medical and Ph.D. students. She recently started her own company Superior Title IX Solutions, which offers Title IX services such as creating policies and procedures, conducting investigations, and providing training. She's also excited to be starting her journey towards earning her Master's degree in this year, with the goal of finishing with a Ph.D. and ultimately teaching at a university. Way to make your Tiger family proud, Taylor!
Spring Sports are Just Around the Corner!

Can you believe the Spring sports season is almost here. Please make note of the following dates for team tryouts. Go Tigers!

Girls Tennis
Tuesday, January 18
3:15 PM

Boys Tennis
Tuesday, January 18
4:15 PM
Monday, January 24th
3:00-5:00 PM

Monday, January 24
3:00-5:00 PM

Girls Lacrosse
Monday, January 24th
3:00-5:00 PM

The 14th Annual Publix Florida Marathon Weekend is happening on Sunday, February 13, 2022 in downtown Melbourne. The event features distances of 5k, 10k, half-marathon and marathon and is offering a 20% discount to all Holy Trinity families and friends through January 30, 2022.

Holy Trinity 20% discount code: HTRUNS
UbrZati Football Combine Coming to HT's Kelly Stadium!

Students ages 12+ are invited to the first annual ubrZati Football Combine on January 22, 2022, 8am-2pm, at Holy Trinity's Kelly Stadium (Upper School). Registration is available in the ubrZati app. Contact Maxx Amato for more information at maxx.amato@ubrazti.life
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.
Holy Trinity's 2020-2021 Annual Report is now available to review in digital form. Click HERE.
Please be sure to review and acknowledge
receipt of the 2021-2022
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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