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Summer Slides

Research shows that most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation and reading skills over the summer months. Our teachers have prepared a packet for students in each grade to work on over the summer to help keep skills current and prepare them for success in the upcoming school year. This preparation will also help ensure our student’s MAP test scores do not drop from the spring to the fall testing sessions. Tomorrow, June 1st, all students will receive a packet of Summer Slide work for each student to work on over the summer to keep their skills sharp.

  • For students in grades K-3, these packets are optional but recommended. For students in K-3 these packets can be found on our school website if misplaced. Please visit www.holytrinityavon.org, Parent Resources.
  • The students in grades 4-8 will have to turn this material in for a grade by September 1st.  It is a mandatory assignment. All students entering grades 4-8 can locate the material in Google Classroom. Math packets are also posted on our school website under Parent Resources. If you encounter any concerns accessing your email or classroom please feel free to email Mr. Modzeleski at modzeleski@htsavon.org


Holy Trinity Kick Off to Summer Parties - All are invited!

Let’s come together to celebrate a great year and kick off summer right!

Mark your calendars for a Family Fun Night, Mom’s Night Out - or Both!


Family Fun Night: June 22, 6pm at Schwartz Road Park

Local restaurant gift card donations are appreciated and will be used for Sideboard Raffles at Night at the Races. Please RSVP to Stephanie Kutsko at stephaniekutsko@yahoo.com


Mom’s Night Out: June 29, 7pm at Avon Brewing Company

Crocker Park store gift card donations are appreciated and will be used for Sideboard Raffles at Night at the Races. Please RSVP to Nicholl Massullo at nicholl.massullo@yahoo.com


Summer Feed the Kids

Along with nine other church communities, Holy Trinity Catholic Parish will participate in “Feed the Kids.” Our parish has been assigned the week of July 31st – August 4th, 2017 to prepare and serve lunches to the children at Timberlake Apartments in Avon.

We need many hands to help with this outreach project. Please consider helping by volunteering in one or more of the following ways:

  1. Prepare & organize lunches in the school kitchen.
  2. Deliver & set up at our destination in Avon.
  3. Before lunch is served, engage with children through games, crafts, songs, stories etc.
  4. Serve & eat with the children and then clean up.
  5. Donations: we will need snack size chips, snack size crackers, cookie snack packs, fruit snacks, bottled water (4oz.), and cash donations to purchase bread and cold cuts for sandwiches.

Please contact Tammiemarie Frank at holytrinityteens@gmail.com or 440-937-5363 Ext. 237 to request an invitation and sign up for a volunteer role and timeslot.


2017-2018 HTS Family Directory - Please review and respond!

Please take a moment to the review information published in the 2016-2017 (CURRENT) HTS Family Directory. If the information is correct and there are no changes needed, no further action is needed on your part.If changes to your family’s contact information, address, email, etc. has changed or will be changing before the start of 2017-2018 school year, please make the necessary corrections on the form inside this week’s Family Folder (form can also be found on the website) and return it to the school office. The deadline for corrections/updates is June 7. If we do not hear from you, we will assume the information from the current directory is to be used for the 2017-2018 Family Directory.


Father’s Day Mass Cards

Holy Trinity PTU is selling Father’s Day cards for $3.00. A stipend of the proceeds will be used to have a Mass said once a month for a year for all living and deceased fathers. For living fathers you will receive a greeting card to pass on and for deceased fathers you will receive a holy card as a remembrance.  Please see the flyer in this week’s Family Folder or on the school website  to complete your order.


PTU Meeting Minutes

Our final PTU meeting of the year took place on May 15. Minutes from this meeting can be found on the website under Parent Resources, Holy Trinity PTU.


Night at the Races

Our Night at the Races Committee will continue to meet and work over the summer to prepare for the event on Saturday, October 7th.  Everyone’s help is needed to insure the event is a success.

Over the summer, you can help by…

1)selling your ten raffle tickets

2)selling more raffle tickets - please email Jamie Campbell or Justine Sandy at htsraffle@gmail.com

3)putting together a unique Silent Auction item or shopping on our Amazon Wish List


4)attending and/or supporting specific grade and our school wide procurement parties

5)calling friends and family and arranging your tables of 8 for an evening of fun and fellowship that will benefit every student at Holy Trinity School

If you have any questions, please contact Christy Bykowski at bykowski@gmail.com or Liz Hartranft at lizhartranft@gmail.com

Holy Trinity School Band

We have received limited responses to our request for Band interest. Details regarding our plans with Music Alliance can be found on our school website, Parent Resources, News & Events.  At this time, we are asking families with students in 4th - 8th grade who are interested in the program to indicate their interest on the Band Interest Google Survey below so we can start arranging our 2017-2018 academic schedule.  Expressing interest does not require enrollment. At the beginning of the school year, Music Alliance will conduct an informational meeting, demonstrate instruments and allow students to try them. Official enrollment will begin at that time.



Revised 2017-2018 Calendar

The 2017-2018 revised calendar is coming home today and is posted on the website under Parent Resources, please note the new date of the Junior High Parent Meeting on Sunday, 8/20 at 5pm.



  • Family Folders are coming home today, Wednesday, May 31st.  Please turn in your folder by the end of the year so we can re-label it and use it for next year.
  • The last day to register for CYO Fall Sports is today, Wednesday, May 31st.
  • The cafeteria is closed beginning tomorrow Thursday, June 1st.  All students must bring a bagged lunch and drink for the rest of the year INCLUDING RTC AND FIELD DAY!
  • Remember to visit Parent Resources on our school website for the school calendars, Summer Slide work, supply lists and detailed information about Meet & Greet, Supply Drop Off and Parent Meetings for the start of the 2017-2018 School Year.


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Night at the Races Raffle Tickets

This is the final week to earn entries for the early bird drawings for selling your Night at the Races Raffle tickets!!! Our last drawing will be this Friday and the prize is a family 4 pack of tickets to Cedar Point, including a parking pass!  Be sure to turn in your family's 10 sold tickets by Friday to be entered to win!!  

Please note that all families are asked to turn in their ten sold raffle tickets by October 6th. Classroom incentives will be announced when we return to school in August.

We are grateful to Patrick and Alise Kovalchuk of North Olmsted Collision for sponsoring the Grand Prize Raffle and hope you will bring your vehicles there in the event of any damage.


2016-2017 Yearbooks must be ordered by THIS FRIDAY, May 26th

Please order online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. The ordering number is 9878817. The deadline to place your order is Friday, May 26th. Yearbooks will be delivered to the school in August and will be available for pick up on Family Folder Sunday, August 20th from 10am to 1pm.


CYO Registration for Fall Sports ends Wednesday, May 31st

CYO Registration for Fall Sports ends on May 31st. This includes football (for boys entering 4th-8th grade), volleyball (for girls entering 4th-8th grade), Cross Country (for boys and girls entering 3rd-8th grade), and Cheer (for girls entering 4th-8th grade). Please register your child for the grade he/she will be in next fall.  


Final Dress Down with a Pass Day

This Friday, May 26th is our last DRESS DOWN with a PASS Day.


Summer Planning

As you prepare your summer plans, don't forget to register your students for Holy Trinity Vacation Bible School or the Big Shot Basketball camps at Holy Trinity.  Information regarding these summer programs can be found on our school website www.holytrinityavon.org under Parent Resources, News & Events.  

Please note that school calendars, supply lists and parent meetings for the start of the 2017-2018 school year can also be found under Parent Resources.


More Volunteers Needed for Rock the Challenge


Thank you all so much for the quick response to our volunteer request for Rock the Challenge.  There are a few additional obstacles this year and I need just a handful of additional volunteers: 1 at the 1st shift Bananas Station, 2 at the 1st shift Water Stations, and 2 in the 2nd shift Obstacle Course.  We also still have plenty of opportunities for donating mini water bottles and banana bunches, or helping to take apart and pack up the course equipment.  Who knows what the weather will bring, but don't forget to sign up for our rain date if you're available.  


Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/phrnbeZ
  2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
  3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!  


Thank you!

Erika Temple


Grand Prize Raffle Tickets - Another Early Incentive


Thank you to all of the families that have already turned in their ten paid Night at the Races

Grand Prize Raffle tickets!


In addition to tomorrow's drawing for a four pack of Cedar Point tickets and a parking pass, we are adding one more incentive to turn in your ten paid tickets by the end of this school year. Every family who has turned in their ten paid tickets by Thursday, June 8th, will have each of their students’ names entered into a drawing to be a hero for their grade and win “Cookie Fridays in September.”  All students in that grade will receive a cookie during lunch on the five Fridays in September courtesy of your student.  


All families that turn in their ten paid tickets will also receive a 2017-2018 Dress Down Pass for each student in their family.  These will be distributed in August.  


Don’t forget, the family that sells the most tickets wins $150. We hope many families will consider selling MORE than their allotted ten tickets. For every additional ten paid tickets that are turned in, families will receive Dress Down Passes for each student in their family. Please contact Jamie Campbell or Justine Sandy at htsraffle@gmail.com for additional tickets.

Tune In in August to find out what the classroom that sells the most tickets per student will WIN!


Have a wonderful summer and thank you for your support as we continue to prepare for this event and support our students!


The Night at the Races Committee


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We are currently exploring a band program for students in 4th through 8th grade that would start at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.  We have been working with Music Alliance, a non-profit company, that employs licensed teachers with degrees in Music Education and already serves many Catholic Schools in our Diocese.  This would be a voluntary program for students.  Tuition would be approximately $62.50 per month payable directly to Music Alliance and includes one small group lesson a week and one large band practice a week.  Small group lessons would take place at specific times during the school day.  While we will attempt to schedule lessons during non-instructional time, some schoolwork will be missed and students would be responsible to make up this work. At this time, we envision that the large band practice would have to take place before school at 7:15am or after school on the same designated day each week. Two concerts will be performed each year, one in December and one in May.  Depending on the size of our band, we may or may not combine with other school bands for these concerts.  Families are expected to rent instruments on their own.  A list of resources will be provided.  Music Alliance does have some instruments to rent, first to students who qualify for financial assistance and then to others. 

If you are a family that would be interested in enrolling this program for the 2017-2018 school year, please take one or two minutes to fill out this quick Band Interest Google Survey.  This will allow us to anticipate how many students are interested and spend some time arranging our academic schedule for the 2017-2018 school year.  At the beginning of the school year, Music Alliance will conduct an informational meeting, demonstrate instruments and allow students to try them. Official enrollment will begin at that time.


If you are interested in applying for financial assistance in order to have your student(s) participate in this program, please email Michelle Hoffman at michelle.hoffman@htsavon.org



If you or any of your friends or relatives are looking for another way to support our students and our school at our Night at the Races event, don't forget our Amazon Wish List of items for our Silent Auction. Just click on the link below, the item will be shipped directly to Holy Trinity School and you get an immediate receipt for your tax records.  We are grateful to the families that have already donated some great items including a Playstation VR, tandem bike, virtual reality headset, and some two-way radios. Thank you for your support!




There are eight Horse Race Sponsorships left. We are looking for eight companies, families or individuals to demonstrate their support of Catholic Education by having their name/logo on the top and advertisement on the bottom of one of the race pages in the event program. These race pages will enjoy a lot of interest the night of the event as our community attempts to select and bid on horses to win. The sponsorship includes two tickets to the event. Please contact Michelle Hoffman at michelle.hoffman@htsavon.org if you are interested. Thank you for considering!


Buddy Families Needed

Please consider being a Buddy Family to a new, incoming Holy Trinity Family. PTU will match you up with a family over the summer and provide you with their contact information. All you need to do is give them a call or send them an email welcoming them to Holy Trinity School and offer to answer any questions they may have or help them find answers if you are not sure. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity. Please complete the attached information sheet with your contact information and return to PTU via the school office. If you know of an incoming family that you would like to be paired with, please include that information on the last line.  Please return to the office by May 31st. Thank you for your help making these new families feel welcome.


Night at the Races Raffle Tickets - Another Drawing Tomorrow!

Don't forget to send in those Night at the Races raffle tickets!  This week's drawing is for 4 tickets to see An American in Paris at Playhouse Square!  All families who have turned in their 10 sold raffle tickets by this Friday, May 19th, are entered to win! Congratulations to the Montag family who won last week's drawing for a $50 gift certificate to the Aut-O-Rama Drive-in.


Junior High Dance for Students in 6th, 7th and 8th Grade

Friday, May 26th 6:00pm-10:00pm

DJ, snacks, soda, and pizza

Ticket are on sales during lunch next week.

Ticket price: $5.00 in advance or $8.00 at the door

A permission slip is required.  Students may pick up the permission slip when they pay for their tickets.


Don't forget to order your 2016-2017 School Yearbook

You can order a yearbook for the 2016-2017 school year online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. The ordering number is 9878817. Yearbook orders can only be placed online. Please do not send any checks to the school. The deadline to place your order is Friday, May 26th. Yearbooks will be delivered to the school in August and will be available for pick up on Family Folder Sunday, August 20th from 10am to 1pm.


Night at the Races Program Cover Contest

All students are encouraged to enter the Program Cover Contest.


  1. All entries must be submitted by Friday June 2, 2017. Please submit through school in an envelope marked attention: Tara Lavelle.
  2. Please submit on the form from the school website under Parent Resources, News & Events. Cover should be in the square area and full name and grade on the back.
  3. Only one entry per student.
  4. Extra points for using school colors and “horse” themes.


Contest winner will receive a cookie and milk party for their class during the 2017-2018 school year.