From the Principal
Happy Mother’s Day weekend! We have a couple of special ways to celebrate this year. Watch for a video link this weekend to hear from some of our students about how much the mothers, grandmothers, aunties and special women in their lives mean to them, and to offer some special prayers for the blessing that you are to all of us.
The second special celebration is a thank you from an anonymous donor. We will be distributing meals at Holy Trinity this Saturday from 12 to 2 p.m. in honor of all our mothers. All HT families are welcome! We will have enough to feed at least 200 people. Some will already be packed as family size meals and some will be individual. Moms, we hope you can enjoy a well earned break with this generous gift!
We are three weeks away from finals and a well earned break from screen time! Please encourage your students to hang in there along with us. Participation and cooperation are key to finishing well.
Seniors will be meeting at 12:30 p.m. today to discuss details regarding Prom, Robing, and Graduation. Senior parents are welcome to join the conversation and have received additional information. Details about these celebrations will be sent out after the meeting.
Finally, I hope you will take the time to meet Dr. Paden. I know you will like him as much as I do. He is an excellent example of the best of Holy Trinity and is looking forward to working with you. It is reassuring to know that HT will be in such good hands with Dr. Paden and Mr. Bopp!
Meet the New Principal
We are excited to introduce you to Dr. Quincy Paden ‘95, our incoming principal! Join us this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for a virtual meet and greet. To receive the video conference link, register here.
Pandemic EBT Application Available
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) launched the Pandemic EBT application for families on May 1 at abe.illinois.gov. P-EBT is a new special benefit that can help families buy food for their school-age children who would normally receive the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) free or reduced-priced meals at school.
- Families that currently receive SNAP benefits do not need to apply for P-EBT benefits. These additional P-EBT benefits will be loaded into Illinois LINK EBT accounts along with regular SNAP benefits.
- Families who do not currently receive SNAP benefits but do have children who receive NSLP free or reduced-priced meals will need to apply directly with IDHS.
The fastest way for families to receive benefits is to complete the application for P-EBT available online (click “Apply for Benefits”). A paper application in English and Spanish is also available and can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. View this flyer to help with the application process.
Virtual Service Day
Students have been invited to participate in an optional, virtual service day this Friday. Encourage Tigers to form a group, create a video supporting our essential workers and local nonprofits, then submit it to Mrs. Clark by Friday at noon. Watch our social media channels on Friday for the results!
Voting is underway! Please encourage your student to complete their ballot. Shoutout to our candidates:
- Elena Par ’22: Candidate for Secretary
- Lynese Perez ’22: Candidate for Secretary
- Susi Delgado ’21: Candidate for Treasurer
- Amber Williams ’21: Candidate for Vice President
- Diamond Russell ’21: Candidate for President
HT’s Got Talent
Students are invited to show off their skills in our first-ever Virtual Tiger Talent Show sponsored by SGA! All singers, dancers, poets, musicians, artists, comedians, chefs, pet trainers, and all other secretly talented Tigers are invited to submit their photos/videos to Mrs. Clark by Tuesday, May 12. All acts must be school appropriate (and follow copyright guidelines).
Door Decorating Contest
SGA invites our HT families to enter our door decorating contest! Spread some joy to your neighborhood community. Decorate your door or window and share your photos with Mrs. Clark by Thursday, May 21.
- Ideas: HT Tiger Pride! Thank an essential worker! Inspirational messages! Class of 2020, celebrate graduation and college acceptances!
- All participants will be entered into a drawing.
- The winners will receive a Domino’s pizza gift card to throw a “pizza party” for your family!
Internet Essentials from Comcast
Internet Essentials from Comcast brings you affordable, high-speed Internet for low-income households. You may be eligible for 2 months of free Internet Essentials service. Available for new Internet Essentials customers only. Apply by June 30, 2020. For more information about the resources available during this time, please visit our website.