WESTFIELD, NJ -- The last week of January into the first week of February is National Catholic Schools Week. This year’s theme is, “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.”
An Open House by appointment only held on January 31 was well attended. Students will celebrate this week with daily activities related to the theme. Due to the snow storm, several activities are being moved to later in the week. To honor service, the students are creating cards for the military and nursing home residents as well as making sandwiches for the food pantry. Other activities include an 8th grade Volleyball game, ice cream treat, and Career/Craft Day.
To prepare for the events, art teacher, Danielle Petrolia, had students send in pictures of just their smiling mouths as part of a mural of the school logo. Students also created feathers that were added to another wall mimicking angel wings. Mrs. Petrolia took pictures of the students in the middle of the wings to share with their families.
Second grade students created a book, “If You Give a Child a Catholic Education,” which will be sent home at the end of the week.
“Catholic Schools Week gives us a chance to promote not only the faith based, highly academic curriculum of our school, it provides bonding experiences that are very special”, says Holy Trinity principal Dr. Adele Ellis.
Registration for the 21-22 year is open now with many grades already on a waiting list. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 908-233-0484, or visit our website at holytrinityschool.org.
Since 1916, Holy Trinity School (336 1st St, Westfield) has provided a quality Catholic education to Westfield and the surrounding communities. A 2011 National Blue Ribbon and a Middle States accredited school, its mission is to educate our students to actualize their full, individual potential both spiritually and academically, while adhering to the tenets of the Roman Catholic Church. This will enable them to become responsible members of their families, high schools, churches, and communities in an ever-changing world. “We teach more”, contact us to find out why.