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School News 02/08/17


Tuition Reminder

If you opted to pay tuition semi-annually, the balance is due next Wednesday, February 15th.


Open House Signs

If you were kind enough to post an Open House sign in your front yard, we would be grateful if you could return it to the school office so it can be used for next year. Or contact Michelle Hoffman at michelle.hoffman@htsavon.org and she will make arrangements to pick it up.


$1 Dress Down for the Lorain County Animal Protective League

Next Thursday, February 16th, will be a $1 Dress Down Day to benefit the needs of the Lorain County Animal Protective League. 


Mayor’s Art Contest

Congratulations to the following students who were selected to have their artwork sent to the Mayor’s office for this month’s art contest.

Lucy McManamon, Grade 6, Ava Robertson, Grade 7, Mark Kikta, Grade 8


6th Grade Science Fair

Congratulations to the following 6th grade students for their exemplary projects at our second annual Science Fair.

1st Place        

The Best Substance for Cleaning Pennies by Colin Kenneally and Patrick Martin

2nd Place

How Moisturizing Is Your Moisturizer by Maddie McLoughlin and Gabby Pasti

3rd Place

How Electricity Can Help You by Owen Hobbs and Connor Malicki

Honorable Mention 

Vitamin Citrus by Molly Brian and Ashley Hoang

Honorable Mention

Examination of Sunscreen Factors by Clare Doverspike

Honorable Mention

How to Make a Simple Electric Motor by Luke Schafer


Holy Trinity Spelling Bee

Over the past few weeks Holy Trinity has held its annual spelling bee. This year was another great success! On Tuesday, February 7, 2017 an award ceremony was held honoring the top three spellers from each grade level spelling bee including grades 1 – 6. The top three spellers from each grade were:


Grade 1 -                                                                      Grade 4 -

1st Place:     Reagan Sudik                                            1st Place: Chloe Knittel

2nd Place:    Robbie Duray                                           2nd Place: Rafi Catacutan

3rd Place: Owen Fay                                                   3rd Place: Faith Crislip


Grade 2 -                                                                    Grade 5 -

1st Place:     Adam Johnson                                         1st Place: Zoey Papanikolaou

2nd Place:    Charlie Castrilla                                       2nd Place: Nate Johnson

3rd Place:    Liam McConnell                                      3rd Place: Alex Temple


Grade 3 -                                                                    Grade 6 -

1st Place:     Madelaine Catacutan                                1st Place: Colin Farrell

2nd Place:    Lindsey Murphy                                     2nd Place: Molly Brian

3rd Place:    Madeline Roisman                                   3rd Place: Trent Scharff


Additionally, the school spelling bee was held Tuesday, February 7, 2017 including the top spellers from grades 7 and 8. The top three spellers at the school level were:


School Level -

1st Place:   Mark Kikta

2nd Place:  Jacob E.

3rd Place:   Zeb Eldridge


Mark Kikta and Jacob E. will be moving on to the preliminary regional spelling bee. Congratulations!!


School News 2/1/17



The Men’s CYO Reverse Raffle is this Saturday, February 4th at 6pm in the gym. If you don’t have your ticket yet, please contact Eric Woidke at 216.224.7788 or Dave Gassman at 216.870.424



The Holy Trinity Father Daughter Dance is Saturday, February 11th from 6pm to 9pm in the gym. The deadline to RSVP has been extended to Thursday, February 9th. See the school website for the RSVP Form.



Our Holy Trinity Couples Retreat is scheduled for Sunday, February 12th from 1pm to 4pm at the Jesuit Retreat House in Parma. Over 25 couples attended this retreat last year with the same speakers but a different topic and spoke highly of their experiences. See the school website for the RSVP form.   Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 8th.



Registration for 2017 spring sports is open from February 1st to February 28th. Programs include boys baseball (grades 4-8), boys and girls track (grades 3-8), high school girls volleyball and Tiny Trinity volleyball (grades 1-3). You can access more information including the registration link at www.holytrinityathletics.com. The cost is $75 for baseball and volleyball, $95 for track and $60 for Tiny Trinity volleyball.   Baseball questions can be directed to Dan Drellishak at 216-832-4826 or dkdrellishak@yahoo.com. Track questions can be addressed to Peter Hoffman at 440-396-0930 or hoffmlpf@gmail.com. Volleyball questions can be addressed to Dawn Havrilla at 440-714-3060 or dhavrilla@roadrunner.com.    



2017 Registration for Avon Little League is now open and will close on Sunday, February 15th for majors and minors and Sunday, February 28th for all other divisions. Visit their new page http://www.avonlittleleague.net to register. If you have questions, please email LittleLeaguer16@gmail.com.



Thursday, Feb. 2nd Students should dress as Superheroes or Villians.


Friday, Feb. 3rd Students should wear Spirit shirts provided by PTU. (These shirts were distributed to the classrooms today, Wednesday, Feb. 1st.) PTU will also be providing a pizza lunch and a drink for all students in K-8 on Friday, February 3rd.  If your child does not like pizza and would prefer to pack we ask that you do NOT pack any peanut or tree nut products.


Monday, Feb. 6th - Due to the snow day, our dress in pajamas day and bowling for Grades K-2 has been moved to Monday, February 6th.


School News 01/25/17


Please note that family folders are coming home today, Wednesday, January 25th. Please note the following news and upcoming events.



Today’s family folder contains information regarding 2nd quarter report cards. As parents are able to get a comprehensive look at their students’ records every day using Ascend and in an effort to be more “green, we will NOT be printing report cards this quarter. Going forward, report cards will only be printed for Quarters 1 and 4. 2nd quarter report cards will be ready to view this Friday, January 27th at 2:30pm. Please log into your Ascend account.

  • For a multi-student dashboard move your mouse over REPORT CARD in the blue menu bar and click on your child''s name.
  • For a single-student dashboard click on REPORT CARD in the blue menu bar.
  • Select the term to download and view the report card for that term.

The report card will be saved to your computer as a PDF file that you can then view or print. After you have viewed the report card, please complete, sign and return the form(s) found in your family folder, one for each student to each student’s teacher, indicating you have viewed your student’s report card. This form can also be found on the school website under Parent Resources, News & Events. If you would prefer to have a paper copy sent home, please check the box on the form and return it to your student’s teacher.



Father Misenko, Mrs. Kuchta and Mr. Modzeleski continue to be overwhelmed by the generosity of our community and the success of our inaugural gala. The significant technology fund that was established has enabled us to to provide devices for all of our students, purchase licenses for educational software that allows for differentiated instruction and continue to support expansive and dependable Wifi capability throughout the entire building. We have already noticed significant improvements in the many educational parameters we are now able to measure for each student.


Holy Trinity School and Parish are committed to raising the necessary funds each year to maintain this environment of student improvement and success. However, we are choosing to operate on a smaller scale this year. Holy Trinity School will be hosting Night at the Races on Saturday, October 7, 2017 in our own Holy Trinity Gym.  We are hoping to have 300 patrons attend this more casual event featuring televised horse races, a Silent Auction, a Grand Prize Raffle and dinner provided by select Cleveland area food trucks.  Our gala will return on Saturday, October 6, 2018.


Christy Bykowski and Liz Hartranft are returning as co-chairs of Night at the Races. We are now recruiting members to be a part of this RACE Team. Our first meeting will be Wednesday, February 8th at 7pm in the preschool building. If you are interested in joining this team, but are unable to attend the meeting, please email Michelle Hoffman at michelle.hoffman@htsavon.org.



Next week begins a nationwide celebration of Catholic Schools. We hope you are planning to join us for our annual Spaghetti Dinner and schoolwide art show this Sunday, January 29th from 12pm to 6pm. The complete itinerary of special activities for the rest of the week can be found on our school website under Parent Resources, News & Events. Please note the following dress code for our students in K-8 each day.

Monday, 1/30, Pajama Day

Tuesday, 1/31, Class Theme

Wednesday, 2/1, Formal Attire

Thursday, 2/2, Superhero vs. Villain

Friday, 2/3, New PTU Provided Spirit Shirts



The annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Shooting Contest will be held this Friday, January 27th at 6:30pm at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 2680 Stoney Ridge Rd. in Avon. Registration begins at 6:00pm. The contest is for boys and girls ages 9-14. Age eligibility is determined by age of contestant as of January 1st. PROOF OF AGE IS REQUIRED. Winners will progress to the district level of competition.