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The Spring Gala Kickoff Breakfast is for all those people (including you!) interested in volunteering at the 2015 Spring Gala, scheduled for April 11th. Join us for a delicious breakfast and learn what this year's Spring Gala will look like. RSVP now!
The Trinitas Giving Society was established to recognize the annual generosity of those who support three of our giving priorities: the Annual Fund, and at least two choices from the Teachers’ Continuing Education Fund, supported by the Spring Gala; the Patron of the Arts Society; and the Athletics Booster Club (Cougars Corner).
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Membership in the Trinitas Giving Society is established by:
Benefits of each level of giving include:
The Trinitas Giving Society seeks to provide a legacy of financial strength and continued excellence for Holy Spirit Preparatory School. You can become a member by simply contacting the Director of Advancement, Sara Sanders, at 404.374.5667 or email@example.com, and making the donations outlined above by June 30th, 2015.
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The Annual Fund is a financial gift the school asks the entire HSP community to make each year above the regular costs of tuition. At nearly all private schools, tuition only partially covers the costs of education; the remainder customarily consists of endowments, grants, and private donations. As a keystone of support for Holy Spirit Prep, the Annual Fund helps close this gap, reducing the time we spend fundraising and strengthening our capacity to provide a quality Catholic education for our students.
A contribution to the Annual Fund is the single most important financial gift you can give to HSP. Our Annual Fund is young, and currently accounts for only 3% of HSP’s annual revenue. As we grow, we need to increase this level of giving to an average of 8-10%, a normal range for independent schools, so that we can continue to thrive and achieve greater financial stability.
HSP's Performing Arts department presents The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde's hilarious play about silly things like marriage, love, and commitment.
Wednesday, October 29-Friday, October 31
Upper School auditorium (Commons Building)
Coffee and Credits
Friday, November 7, 2014
RSVP to MaryLynn Llop, GOAL Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn how GOAL benefits you and Georgia’s education!
If you pay state taxes on your tax return - single, married, LLC, Partnership, S-Corp, C-Corp - you qualify for this dollar-for-dollar tax credit. Help support school choice for Georgia’s families!
Lisa Kelly, President, GOAL Scholarship
Chris Neligan, Tax Attorney
2015 tax credits are predicted to be gone by January 2nd! Applications to reserve your 2015 funds are now being accepted. Please log on to HSP's GOAL page and complete your forms today.
Remember, no payment is due until March 2015.
Space is running out for the Mother-Daughter Brunch! Please be sure to RSVP now to reserve your family's space! This event will sell out, and, unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate additional families!
The Men's Pig Roast is on for Saturday, November 8, at the Boys' Clubhouse behind Holy Spirit Church. The new plan for the evening is to kick things off at 5pm with Mass at the clubhouse. We'll then enjoy a beverage or two, and the food will be ready somewhere around 7:00- 7:30. The plan is also to have a couple big screen TVs set up on the porch showing the best college football games of the day.
If you've already registered for the Pig Roast, you're good. We'll see you there. If you haven't bought your ticket yet, please check out the Pig Roast registration page and buy them now.
We still have opportunities for men to sponsor the Pig Roast and be recognized that evening. If you're interested, please let Nick Guillaume (email@example.com) or Chris Hooper (firstname.lastname@example.org) know.
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Grab your lederhosen and your dirndl and enjoy gemütlichkeit as Holy Spirit Catholic Church continues their 50th Anniversary celebration! The Knights of Columbus will transform McDonough into a festive Biergarten on Saturday, October 25th from 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. The evening will feature Bavarian-style food, a polka band, crafts and activities for children, and a nursery with advance reservation. The cost is $25 for ages 19+, $10 for ages 11-18, $5 for ages 5-10, and children under 5 are free. Hurry! The deadline to RSVP is October 15th! Prost!
UPDATE, SATURDAY 10/25: Congratulations to cross country yet again, for taking 2nd place in the GISA State Tournament! We're incredibly proud of these girls. Details to come in this week's Green and Gold.
ORIGINAL REPORT: Congratulations go out once again to our indomitable girl's cross country team, who after an undefeated season, topped it off with another REGION CHAMPIONSHIP! The varsity girls cross country team won first-place yesterday at the GISA Region 1AAA Championship Meet in Loganville.
Additional congrats go to Coach Blankenship who, for the second year in a row, earned Coach of the Year honors as well. The girls will try to continue the streak as they travel to Albany this weekend for the state tournament meet.
Deisi Casillas and Stephanie Perez finished in the top 10 of all girls in the meet, at 4th and 7th respectively. The other HSP girls contributing to the team victory were Natalie Casal, Ciara Doyle, Emma Jones, Meredith Jones, Elizabeth Perez, and Sara Jewel Wilson.
The HSP varsity boys also had another solid performance, finishing only one team-position short of also advancing to the state championship. Thomas Hardt and Andrew Agrippina finished first and second among HSP boys. The other HSP runners contributing to the team result were Jonah Gunderson, Matthew Spencer, Charlie Ryan, Liyuan Gu, and Luke Cocks.
We heartily congratulate our girls on their perfect season and our boys on their fine season; and we wish our girls the best of luck at the State Championship this weekend!
Congratulations to our 3rd-6th grade boys soccer teams, and Coaches Llop and Shurman, who closed the Catholic Metro Soccer League regular season as league champions!
The teams move on to the league tournament this weekend:
3rd/4th Grade Boys (Llop), 10/25 at 3:00pm at Path Academy
3rd/4th Grade Boys (Santillan) 10/25 at 2:30pm at Holy Spirit Prep
3rd/4th Grade Girls (Stokes) 10/25 at 9:45am at St. Jude
5th/6th Grade Boys (Shurman) 10/26 at 12:00pm at St. Jude
5th/6th Grade Girls (Oliver) 10/25 at 2:45pm at St. Jude
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On Tuesday, October 7th, the mothers of the Class of 2015 hosted the mothers of the Class of 2014 for a delicious dinner on campus to kick off the annual Best Cougar Wishes event. The mothers started the evening with Mass in St. Mary's Chapel, and ended the night with assembling care packages for our most recent alumni from the Class of 2014. The care packages give HSP students, teachers, and parents an opportunity to send "Best Cougar Wishes" to our freshmen before their first college exams. The care packages included letters from students and teachers at HSP and lots of TLC from our wonderful moms. The response has been touching:
"Dear Alumni Association, Thank you for my college care package! It was so awesome receiving that. I loved all the cards and pictures of the 2014 senior class of of course all the snacks and candy. Thank you again, and I look forward to attending the alumni Christmas brunch in December!
Sincerely, Susie Merrick
P.S. My roommates were really jealous their high school didn't do this!"
Just another way HSP takes care of its alumni families!
To see other responses from alumni about this and other HSP Alumni Association events, check out our Facebook Page: http://www.Facebook.com/HolySpiritPrepAlumni
St. Catherine's Closet will be hosting a clothing drive from November 3-7. St. Catherine's Closet is an Upper School apostolate that provides gently-used clothing to families in the Centro Catolico community. The closet is in special need of clothing for children, but also needs clothing for men, women, and teens.
The collection bins for the Upper School will be in the lobby of the Liberal Arts building, labeled for each House. The House that collects the most items will win 1000 House points, and the second place House will win 500.
New this year, the apostolate will also be collecting clothing items from the Lower School. There will be a collection bin in the front office at the Lower School, as well as a collection bin at morning carpool. Any fifth or sixth graders who would like their items counted in the House contest need to clearly label their donations with their House before placing them in the Lower School bins.
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The school store is located at the Lower School campus, adjacent to the cafetorium.
Next Thursday, October 30th (for 2-day Pre-K2s) and Friday, October 31st (for 3-day Pre-K2s, Pre-K3s and Pre-K4s), we invite our students to come to school dressed in their Halloween costumes - no masks or weapons, please! As part of Friday's celebrations, the Preschool will host a Halloween parade for its students. The parade will begin at 9:00am on the Upper School Quad, and will proceed around the Upper School campus, including a route through the Liberal Arts building.
Our 2-day Pre-K2 students are invited to join in the parade as well as pictures in front of the fountain immediately after.
Parents are invited to gather around the Quad just before 9:00am for parade-viewing. 2-day Pre-K2 parents will meet Miss Kelly’s class on the quad to join in the parade and pictures. Please pick up your 2 day Pre-K2 child immediately following.
Halloween parties are scheduled as follows:
11:30-12:15 on Thursday, October 30th
3-day Pre-K2s, Pre-K3s and Pre-K4s:
11:00-11:45 on Friday, October 31 (due to early dismissal at noon)
All our preschool families are invited to the Fall Festival at the Lower School Gym (4820 Long Island Drive) on Friday, October 31st, from 12:05-12:50. Parents must accompany children at all times.
Principal's Honor Roll is awarded at the end of each quarter to any student earning a grade of A- or above for every subject taken that quarter including enrichment areas.
Ashley Grace Idalski
High Honor Roll is awarded at the end of each quarter to any student earning a grade of A- or above for five or more core subjects for that quarter and a grade of B- or above in the remaining subjects. Core subjects are defined as Religion, Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
Honor Roll is awarded at the end of each quarter to any student earning a grade of A- or above in four or more core subjects for that quarter and a grade of B- or above in the remaining subjects.
Brady Van Oss
The Lower School Book Fair is in session this week! Our kids love the Book Fair and we need help to ensure its success. Please volunteer here: Book Fair Volunteers.
There will be teacher wish lists available at the book fair if you would like to purchase books for the classroom. There will be a spot to say who donated the book.
The Book Fair class schedule is as follows:
K: 9 -10am Thursday
P1: 10-11am Thursday
1A: 1-2pm Monday
1B: 12-1pm Thursday
2A: 8-9am Tuesday
2B: 9-10am Tuesday
3A: 1-2pm Wednesday
3B: 2-1pm Wednesday
4A: 1-2pm Thursday
4B: 2-3pm Thursday
5th: 10-11am Monday
6th: 11-12am Monday
Our fun-filled Fall Festival is right around the corner, the afternoon of Friday, October 31st. We have exciting games and surprises planned for our children this year! We will have a haunted house, jumpies, face painting, a witches brew, relay races, and more. Please volunteer to be a part of this exciting day! Important dates to remember:
Looking forward to another great Fall Festival!
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Keep up your soccer skills
Drill Session 2014/2015
COACH NIXON SOCCER
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U6 and U8 boys and girls
8 week session (Mondays, 4:00pm – 5:00pm)
11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 1/12, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9
Fee per session: $160
Elite Soccer Training
U10 and U12 boys and girls
8 week session (Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm)
11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11
Fee per session: $240
Registration for Little Cougar basketball is now open to students in grades K-2!
The season opens with an introduction and evaluation session on November 15 and runs through January. For more information and to register, please use the link below.
Click here to register online by November 1
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Championship Chess presents a systematic, fun way to build chess skills during chess instruction and while students play. Studies show that chess improves math, reading and problem-solving and our methods connect these academic benefits to our classes. Classes include instruction as well as chess play and guided analysis.
Coach Steve Schneider has been a teacher and chess coach for over 25 years. Championship Chess teams have won local, regional, state and national tournaments. Coaches utilize the Championship Chess curriculum introducing, reinforcing and improving chess skills and strategies in the opening, middle and end game.
Day and Time: Thursdays from 3:00-4:00pm
Dates: Winter session November 20 to February 19. No chess: Nov. 27, Dec. 18, 25, Jan. 1.
Parents are responsible for keeping track of all dates of chess for each session. There are 3 sessions for the school year, with no breaks between sessions. For each new session, ALL chess students must register and pay before the first class of the new session. Email email@example.com before the session ends, if you do not see the new session registration flyer.
Who can play: This session is open to ANY student in 2nd through 6th Grade whether or not they know how to play. Younger students may participate if they only know how the pieces move and capture. Students who know how to play are encouraged to participate in local tournaments. For the club to meet there must be at least 12 students registered.
Our after-school experience, Challenge Island, has set dates for its spring program! Registration is now open. For details and to register your student, download the Challenge Island registration form.
Challenge Island is a whimsical, wildly popular enrichment program that is loosely based on a well-known reality TV show. Cooperative tribes take on a vast array of exciting challenges set on action-packed thematic “islands.” Challenge Island’s innovative programming reinforces science, technology, engineering, math and core language arts skills. Tribes will make real exploding volcanoes, lava lamps, balloon blast powered vehicles, earthquake-safe structures, and fizzy volcano pops, just to name a few!
Head of School's Honor Roll is awarded at the end of each quarter to any student earning a grade for the quarter of A- or above for every course taken that quarter. Students must be taking at least seven credit courses to be eligible.
Principal's Honor Roll is awarded at the end of each quarter to any student earning a grade for the quarter of A- or above for that quarter in not less than five subjects and a grade of not less than B- in the remaining subject(s). Students must be taking at least seven credit courses to be eligible.
Dean's Honor Roll is awarded at the end of each quarter to any student earning at least four A-'s and a grade of B- or above in every other subject.
Dear HSP Parents,
Attorney and renowned speaker J. Tom Morgan will be at the Lower School cafeteria tonight, Wednesday, October 22, offering his “Ignorance Is No Defense” presentation to HSP students and parents. Mr. Morgan helps students and parents understand the legal liability attached to many actions students might think of as normal teenage behavior. Drugs, alcohol, romantic relationships, and the responsible use of technology will be featured topics. The talks for students will occur during the school day. The talk to parents will be held from 6pm-7:30pm in the Lower School cafetorium. I highly encourage at least one parent from each Upper School family to attend. Parents of 5th and 6th grades will also find Mr. Morgan’s presentation very illuminating. I look forward to seeing you there!
Upper School Principal
J. Tom Morgan
“Ignorance Is No Defense”: On Legality and Teenage Behavior
Wednesday, October 22
Lower School Cafetorium (changed from the Upper School gym)
First Friday Artist Luncheons: Students, please join us in the Art Room at 11am on Friday, November 7th, to learn more about the world of graphic design.
Featured artist: Brett Player, Creative Director at Jackson Spalding. Past clients include BMG Music, Home Depot, P&G, Reebok, Spanx and many more. Read more about Brett at: http://www.jacksonspalding.com/team/brett-player.
Brought to you by the Patron of the Arts Society. If you would like to be a featured speaker at our First Friday Artist Luncheons, please contact Patty Turpin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk-ins are welcome at the Peak Performance Basketball and Leadership Academy, now in session on Wednesday nights through mid-November. Interested girls in grades 6-9 may check-in and pay the per-session fee at check-in.