Trinity Weekly
Volume 3, Issue 10
October 11, 2019
Trinity News & Information
SAT Reading and Writing Preparation
Mrs. Stager is offering an SAT Preparation course at Trinity from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m on October 17, 24, and 31. The course includes practice in taking the SAT Reading and Writing test, as well as strategies for various question types and an overview of the SAT optional essay. The cost is $45. Please complete this Google Doc and submit payment by October 16. Email Mrs. Stager with questions.

Parent-Teacher Conferences
On Thursday, November 7, Trinity will hold Parent-Teacher Conferences. This coincides with the release of Quarter 1 report cards. Conferences will be held in 10-minute intervals from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and then from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. If you are concerned about your child's progress in one or more classes, we encourage you to set up appointments with those teachers. You may do so beginning on Tuesday, October 22, until Tuesday, November 5, by contacting Mrs. Terri Kenski in the Main Office at 717-761-1116.

Because the time for conferences is limited and teachers have between 80 and 130 students, we ask that if your child is doing well in a class that you not schedule a meeting with that subject's teacher.  

If you do not wish to schedule any appointments, you are welcome to drop by the school during conference hours to pick up your student's report card. Any report cards not given directly to parents on Thursday afternoon will be distributed in Mentor Group on Monday, November 11. 

School will be closed for students and staff the day after conferences (Friday, November 8).

Service Hours
A reminder that five service hours are due for every student on October 22. This number includes summer service hours if they were submitted and approved.

Indoor Track
All students (not just those involved with Track and Field) are invited to join Indoor Track. Practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. Details about the program can be found here. Contact Coach Oszustowicz at (717) 385-1454 with questions or to register.

Fall Sport Senior Recognition
Senior Recognition for those involved in marching band, football, cheerleading, cross country, and golf will be on Friday, October 25. Please complete this form by Wednesday, October 23, in order to be included in the the pregame ceremony.  
     
Respect Life Rosary      
All are welcome to pray the rosary in honor of Respect Life Month in the chapel on October 17 from 2:45 to just after 3:00 p.m. We'll pray for the intentions of everyone whose life is threatened by the "culture of death." Hope to see you there!

Picture Retakes
Picture retakes are scheduled for Friday, October 18. To have a retake, students must bring the original pictures in exchange for the retake. 

Beef and Beer
Trinity Athletic Association's Beef and Beer will take place on Saturday, November 2, at 6:00 p.m. at Trinity. This fun event sold out last year--only 300 tickets will be sold. Get yours at the Homecoming game, just inside the gate, or purchase online! Consider being a business or parent sponsor of the event. Join us for a night of great food, a live band, sports memorabilia, and silent auctions--all proceeds support Trinity Athletics. Go Rocks!

Athletic Association Meeting
The Trinity Athletic Association will meet on Tuesday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. All are invited to attend!

Homecoming
Spirit Wear--Spirit Wear will be sold at the Homecoming Game until half-time, weather permitting. Cash or check only.

Farm Show Milkshakes--Farm Show milkshakes will be available for purchase at the game.

Beef and Beer--Tickets will be available for purchase at the game.

Chaperones Needed--We still need adult volunteers for the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, October 12. Sign up here. Thank you!

Dress Code--The Homecoming Dance will be held at Trinity on Saturday, October 12. We are counting on parents for help in following the dress code guidelines, especially the dress length, which should be a minimum of two inches above the knee. The full guidelines can be found in the Student-Parent Handbook. 

Mass--The Trinity community is invited to a special Mass at Trinity over Homecoming weekend. Fr. Sahd will be the celebrant in Trinity's chapel on Sunday, October 13, at 11:30 a.m. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

All Saints' Day
Join us for our school-wide liturgy for the Feast of All Saints on Friday, November 1, at 9:50 a.m. At this Mass, Trinity annually recognizes those in the Trinity community who have passed away. During the liturgy, names of the deceased from the past year will be read aloud. All are invited to attend.

Ski Club
Anyone over the age of eight may join the Ski Club by purchasing a Night Tracker Card (the age is an update from the new owners of Ski Roundtop!). The club will run a bus to Ski Roundtop eight times throughout the winter. See more details about the club, and more about how to register. Email Ms. Janice Albright with questions.

Dance Team Apparel
The Dance Team's gear is available for purchase through November 17.

Swimming and Diving Meeting
The Swimming and Diving Team will have an informational meeting about the upcoming season for anyone interested in joining the team. Parents of both returning and interested team members should attend this meeting, as we will review important details about the upcoming season. The meeting will be held in room 114 at Trinity on October 22, at 6:00 p.m. Contact Coach Sam with questions.


In Case You Missed It
Redirect your State Taxes to Benefit Trinity
Do you pay more than $3,500 in state taxes a year? If so, you can donate the majority of your state tax liability to Trinity High School for tuition assistance through the SPE (Special Purpose Entity) arm of the EITC (Educational Improvement Tax Credit) program. The deadline for new donations is November 15, 2019 . Contact Mrs. Monique Abbas for more information!

Audio Help Needed
The Saint Genesius Players are looking for an adult with experience (or willingness to learn) to assist Dr. Weiss with the sound for this spring's production of Peter Pan. Contact Mrs. Caroline Jarrett for more information.

Volunteers for Trail Clean-up
Immaculata mentor group I6 is looking for volunteers to assist with a trail clean-up at Gifford Pinchot Park on Monday, October 14 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. We will meet at the Quaker Race Day Use Area (entrance on Route 177) and finish at the Conewago Day Use Area (entrance on Alpine Road). Interested students should email Mrs. Leandri by October 12. Volunteers should bring a completed permission slip, service hour sheet, gloves, and water.

Girls Lacrosse
Ladies interested in playing girls lacrosse for the 2020 season should email Coach Alanna Stuart by the end of October with your grade, email address, parents' email address, and if you have any playing experience. Experience is not needed; players need only a desire to work hard and be a part of a great family.

Senior Portraits
Seniors may schedule a private studio appointment during October by calling Camera Box, or at our "last chance" sessions on October 22. Students have until early November to be photographed.  

Yearbook
The 2020 Yearbook is now available for sale!  Order online or submit a paper copy--order by November 30 for the lowest price! Parents of seniors, you may also place a baby ad in the yearbook to celebrate your senior. Ad information and payment are due by November 30!
Upcoming Events
October 11: Alumni Tent, 5:30 p.m., and Homecoming Game, 7:00 p.m.

October 12: Homecoming Dance, 7:00 p.m.

October 13: Mass, 11:30 a.m.
All are welcome to join Fr. Sahd in Trinity's chapel for Sunday's Mass. RSVP here .

October 14: No School (Columbus Day)

October 16: PSAT Testing day for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors-- noon dismissal. Seniors do not report.
See upcoming  Trinity athletic events . Come and cheer on the Shamrocks!
Shamrocks Who Shine
Congratulations to the 2019 Trinity Girls Tennis Team for winning the Mid-Penn Tournament. Congratulations to:
  • Sahara Sipple '22 (De La Salle House) with second place #1 Singles;
  • Sadie Rieg '22 (De La Salle House) first place #2 Singles;
  • Maya Arora '20 (Immaculata House) first place #3 Singles;
  • Kiera Lederman '20 (Loyola House) and Caroline Grindle '22 (Immaculata House) second place #1 Doubles;
  • Amanda Smith '20 (Immaculata House) and Brinley Orris '22 (Loyola House) first place #2 Doubles;
  • Sahara Sipple '22 (De La Salle House) and Sadie Rieg '22 (De La Salle House) first place District Doubles.
This year's Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion were blessed at the October school-wide Mass. May God bless them as they carry out this ministry in their senior year.
  • Saint Joseph Parish: Abigail Azizkhan (Seton House), Connor Coyle (Seton House), and McKenna Geisel (Loyola House), Mia O’Brien (Seton House);
  • Saint Patrick Parish: Cecilia Bailey (Loyola House);
  • Saint Katharine Drexel Parish: Kathleen Dominguez (Immaculata House) and Andrew Root (Immaculata House);
  • Good Shepherd Parish: Tommy Chase (Immaculata House), Seohyun Kim (De la Salle House), Caroline O’Neil (Immaculata House), and Maureen Pham (De La Salle House);
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish: Devan Drendall (Immaculata House) and Luke Gratz (Seton House);
  • Saint Theresa Parish: Danny Scott (Seton House).
Congratulations to the students who have been appointed as this year's Key Club officers: President-- Matthew Glinski '21 (Loyola House), Vice President-- Evan Gorka '21 (Seton House), Secretary--Vanessa Wacker '21 (Immaculata House), and Treasurer-- Mia O'Brien '22 (Seton House).
Beef and Beer--November 2
or just inside the gate at COBO Field during the Homecoming game.
Spiritual Life
Gospel for Sunday, October 13, 2019– 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
As Jesus continued his journey to Jerusalem, he traveled through Samaria and Galilee. As he was entering a village, ten lepers met him. They stood at a distance from him and raised their voices, saying, "Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!" And when he saw them, he said, "Go show yourselves to the priests." As they were going they were cleansed. And one of them, realizing he had been healed, returned, glorifying God in a loud voice; and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him.
He was a Samaritan. Jesus said in reply, "Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine? Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?"Then he said to him, "Stand up and go; your faith has saved you."--Luke 17:11-19

Reflection
October is Respect Life Month. During this month, we pray especially for the protection of life from the moment of conception until natural death. The right to life is the most fundamental right, because without the right to life, we have no other rights. Being a Catholic Christian is a call to act in the promotion of life at all times. Respect for life is not only about abortion, euthanasia, or the death penalty, but about treating those around us with love and charity. Respect for Life is looking beyond the issues that divide us to see the people that are affected by our decisions. Respect for Life is a call to love as God loves. Let us pray throughout the course of this month to become more charitable and to stand for all life from conception until natural death.
Saint of the Week--Saint Luke
October 18
Saint Luke is known to us primarily as the author of the Gospel that bears his name, as well as Acts of the Apostles. Actually two volumes of one work, Saint Luke instructs and inspires us with his beautiful treatment of the words and deeds of Jesus and of the early Church. We are blessed by his writings.
For more information on saints, visit Franciscan Media’s Saint of the Day website .
The mission collection on Tuesday, October 15, will be for the Propagation of the Faith. Please be generous.

Due to the Priest Conference in Hunt Valley, we will not celebrate Mass on October 15. The next Mass is scheduled for October 22 at 7:15 a.m. De La Salle House will sponsor the Mass for the memorial intention of Henrietta Carr.

Prayer for the Week 
Heavenly Father, Help us to be strengthened by your Word, and through the reception of Your Word made flesh in the Eucharist. When anxiety or doubt enter into our hearts and minds, help us to find strength through Your Son, Jesus. Amen.
From Our Community
Genocide, Justice, and Hope
How 400 Bosnian Families Became Neighbors in the Cumberland Valley--See the film The Trial of Ratko Mladić with survivors and the lead prosecutor; hear stories of loss, survival, and new lives built in our community; and enjoy a reception hosted by our Bosnian neighbors for welcoming them 20 years ago.

The event will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Dickinson College's Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium (360 Louther St., Carlisle, PA 17013, behind Dickinson College Library). For free tickets, email genocidejusticehope@gmail.com. Find more information here.
Vaping Article
For information on vaping and how to talk to your students about their possible vape use, read this article.

CYO Basketball
High School Basketball Boys Registration is OPEN! The Saint Joseph Athletic Association Basketball program is for all girls and boys in grades 9-12 who are baptized Catholic (or in an RCIA program) and active members of Saint Joseph, Saint Katharine Drexel, or Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton parishes. High schoolers who are members of neighboring parishes that do not field a CYO high school team for either boys or girls may also play for another parish that does field one, including Saint Joseph. Register by November 15.
Peyton's Law Press Conference
Lend your support to "Peyton's Law," on Monday, October 21, at the State Capitol at noon. The law aims to make heart screenings the standard of care for all kids in Pennsylvania and is the work of the Peyton Walker Foundation and Senator Mike Regan. The foundation is in honor of a 2012 graduate of Trinity who passed away from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. See more information here. RSVP by October 15 to Julie Walker.

Essay Contest
It is time for the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH) Irish History Writing Contest. Several documents discuss student information, judging criteria, contest rules, and general history. Essays are due by November 15.
LEAD Retreat
LEAD: The Four Marks of Fatherly Greatness Live Retreat is coming to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. LEAD is "a bold attempt to provide a comprehensive vision of what it means to be a real man, culminating in spiritual fatherhood." The retreat will be held at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish the evening of Friday, November 15, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and continuing all day on Saturday, November 16, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration is open. See more information, or contact with questions.
In Case You Missed It
Voter Registration
The Department of State for Pennsylvania is sponsoring the Governor's Civic Engagement Award for high schools with high voter registration. Registration is very simple and just takes a few minutes! Register here (adults can use this link to register, too!). Every VOTE counts!
CAIU Competitions
The Capital Area Intermediate Unit is holding the following competitions:
Contact Mrs. Susan C. Voigt at the CAIU with questions.
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