The Grapevine Newsletter Vol. 1, 12.19.18


Farewell 2018 and Hello 2019!!!

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Merry Christmas and Blessings to your Families as we finish 2018 and enter 2019 full of faith, hope, and love!

This is our final Grapevine for the year!  I would like to take a moment to thank the many people who work tirelessly for our wonderful school community. First, I would like to say thank you to everyone gathered together last Thursday evening to celebrate our Savior’s birth with an outstanding performance by our scholars.  The patience of our audience, the support for our youngest performers during the finale, the spectacular performances by our middle school students and the wonderful birthday party at the end of the show made the entire event one that will stand out in my memory as a truly shining example of the spirit of Holy Trinity and great faith we share.

The past few months,  I consider to be the most rewarding of all the years I have had in education. Although not a long time in the scheme of things, the impact on me as a teacher, as a leader and as an individual has been quite profound. They say that any change that takes you out of your comfort zone is a massive change and the series of events that led to my being named principal is profoundly humbling, exhilarating, and exactly what God wants for my life path.

I will always be grateful for the subtle, and for the sometimes not so subtle, but persuasive conversations I had with those who said I should give this principal gig a shot. I am thankful and glad I listened to their advice. So far, this year has seen ups and downs but the ‘ups’ have positively outweighed any of the challenges tenfold. Like all learning, we strive to be the best we can be and any decision made must be focused on making our school the best place for our students. Sometimes we make mistakes and sometimes we think  “I wish I could have done that better”; but that’s learning and that’s what we try to teach our students. If you don’t get it right, keep working hard and when you succeed celebrate your success.

This year we celebrate the end of the era at the building we now know as Holy Trinity and wait with excited anticipation of our new school year in the newly remodeled Holy Trinity on Gilford Ave. Since Holy Trinity’s inception in 1974, many people have left their mark as participants in creating a unique school where Christ is at our core and our scholars are the heart and soul of everything we do.

    Our community and scholars distinguish Holy Trinity from any other school I have been involved in. The feeling of community that exists within our school walls draw inspiration and add new dimensions to the vocation of teaching. Honestly, being a part of Holy Trinity is my privilege. A privilege to get to know parents and families on a personal level, a privilege to work, pray, and laugh with our scholars, and a privilege to be a member of the Holy Trinity family. It’s a blessing and  a privilege to work alongside a truly inspirational staff whose dedication and support of one another astounds and motivates me- motivation to do my best every day in spite of the challenges and hurdles that often complicate the day –this impact can’t be measured or quantified. Holy Trinity has a deeply committed staff who go well above and beyond their responsibilities to ensure our scholars are given the best opportunities possible.

Thank you to our Consultative School Board, Endowment Trust, and PTO.  Your backing and support is greatly appreciated and the love you share for Holy Trinity seeps into the community in a million little ways.

Thank you especially to our scholars. You are the heart and soul of our school and are the reason we do what we do. It has been lovely to see the growth and maturity of all students across the school.

Witnessing our students learning and interacting the way they do is testament to their keenness and desire to learn. Remember NO ONE can take away what you learn each day because it is in here (point to my head). NO ONE can take away the kindness you share, because it is in here (point to my heart). If you combine your education with special values, you have a good combination for a successful childhood leading into adulthood. Keep working hard at all these we are all very proud of achievements, especially your parents. And finally, thank you to Fr. Marc Drouin who continues to fulfill his role with love, compassion and dedication and we are forever grateful for his support and pastoral guidance.

Thanks again to you all. Holy Trinity will forever be part of who we are, and like all of life’s experiences, will help shape the people we are destined to become. Merry Christmas everyone and may Christ’s message of love and peace be with us all.


Sincerely in Christ,

Dr. Young


        12/20 Thursday--Christmas Socks
        12/21 Christmas Free Dress--jeans and Christmas Ugly Sweaters!
                 $1 donation to charity

Christmas classroom parties 12-1245ish

       12/24-1/1 Christmas Break  
       1/2/19    BACK TO SCHOOL!

Lunch Accounts: There are numerous student lunch accounts with a negative balance. Please remember that this is not a charge system. All accounts need to have money in them. Owed lunch envelopes will go home Wednesday. Please be sure to keep your child’s account current. Thank you.

Coaches Corner
: Next Open Gym is January 12th 10-12 for all ages;
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the HTS Athletic Department, athletes and coaches

: When your child is absent from school, please call the office before 9:00 a.m. or send an email to Maggie. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I will forward the email to your child’s teacher. Thank you.

Meal Train: Mrs. Caouette, our Title One Teacher, and Mrs. Hughes are both on the road to healing but meals would be very helpful. Mrs. Caouette is home recovering. A healthy dinner for two would be deeply appreciated. Mrs. Hughes is at Health South in Concord but hopes to be home by the end of the month. We have been doing a few dinners a week for Mr. Hughes.
I would like to start dinners for Mrs. Hughes and her husband 12/28. Please if you are able to help, send Maggie an email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office, 524-3156. Meals make such a difference. It is awesome if everything is fully cooked and just needs to be warmed up. Please use disposable containers or mark your containers with a sharpie pen so they are returned to you.

If you have not yet set up an account, there is an information sheet on the final page of this week’s newsletter with directions to get that all set up.  

PTO: Santa will be visiting school on Friday, December 21st.  He will arrive at 9:45 and will be visiting classrooms. He will start with PK, K, 1 / 2,  and then up the stairs to 3 / 4, 6, 7 & 8.

PTO Winter Raffle: We only have until Dec. 31st to get our tickets sold! The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place families who sell the most tickets will receive a Visa gift card. $100 for 1st , $50 for 2nd , and $25 for 3rd. Also, please turn in anything you have sold to the office on Friday so we can get a coung. You can continue to sell what you have left but we need to know where we stand.  Thank you for your support!

Banking: Calling all parents who would like their children to start saving money! Banking is every Friday. Send your child in with their school savings account bank book and money and we’ll deposit it for them. Even the smallest amount will add up over time. Your child doesn’t have a bank account? E-mail Di Greenwood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she’ll get one set up for you!

Amazon Smile: An easy way to support HTS when you shop on Amazon is to choose our school as the beneficiary.  As with everything, thank you for your continued support and encouragement.






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