September 30th - Monday Memo


Oct. 2 – Student Picture Makeup Day – 9:00 – 11:30 -Hot Lunch – Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Oct. 3 – HS Girls Home Volleyball Game @ Crosswalk – 4:00 P.M.

Oct 4 – First Friday Half-Day – 11:30 Dismissal

Oct. 9 – Parents’ Guild Meeting – 3:00 P.M.

Oct 14 – Columbus Day (No School – Office Closed)

Oct. 16-18 – Parent-Teacher Conferences – 12:15 Dismissal – HS Retreat

Nov. 1- All Saints Day – Holy Day of Obligation – No School – Office Closed


September 30, 2019

St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church


I apologize for not sending a Monday Memo last week, but events outside of my control transpired that made me unavailable to do so. As you saw in Sep. 16th’s Monday Memo, my niece Ida Hatke, aged 4, was injured by a horse. Unfortunately, she passed away on Wednesday, Sep. 18th and her funeral and burial took place on Monday, Sep. 23rd in Strasburg, Virginia. On behalf of my sister, Anna (Kolbe-Trinity alum), I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to the Kolbe-Trinity community for their prayers and financial support, not only for Anna and her family, but for my family as well. We could have never afforded to make this trip on short notice, but due to your tremendous generosity, we were able to be there to support Anna’s family in their grief. I am truly blessed to have you as brothers and sisters in Christ.


On a related note, Anna and her family will have a tremendous financial burden to bear and if you could help support her, I would appreciate it. A website has been set up to receive donations and it has already exceeded $100,000. If you have already given, thank you! If not, please prayerfully consider if you have the means to do so. You can give by visiting the following page:


A big thank you to Mrs. Warner, Miss Wilson, Mrs. Rowles, and Mrs. Fidler for an excellent job preparing your children for a very wonderful grandparents’ day reception last Wednesday, Sep. 18th. And a big thank you to all of the grandparents who turned up and especially to the children for doing such a great job!


Thank you to new board member, Brendan RocheMarissa Amador, Cindy Mudge, Janet Bakh, and Anna Hickey for helping out with last Friday night’s event with Fr. Paul Murray! Your help and support were crucial.


Our international food festival fundraiser on Sunday, Sep. 22nd was a success! Thank you to chairwoman Anna Hickey, with assistance from Maria Cuevas. A big thank you to all of the families who helped out in whatever capacity as there are too many to name!


As of now, we have raised over $6,5000 and hope to raise that total by your purchase of some amazing donated cheese (thanks to the Rono family) that is currently sitting in the refrigerator at the school. Please see the attached document (in both English and Spanish) listing inventory and prices. If you are interested in purchasing, please see Maria in the office.


Upcoming School Event


Oct. 2 – Student Picture Makeup Day – 9:00 – 11:30 -Hot Lunch – Chicken Alfredo Pasta


Students who were not in attendance at picture day on August 28th either due to not having enrolled yet, illness, or if you were dissatisfied with the pictures, will have the opportunity for individual pictures to be taken or retaken this Wednesday, Oct. 2nd from 9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. You should have received a form already for this, but if you need an extra copy, you can get them in the office.


Help Support Kolbe-Trinity Graduate Michael Rowles!


Kolbe-Trinity alumnus Michael Rowles is doing fundraising for a service trip to Guatemala to provide medical support and build homes for the less fortunate. This trip is organized through the University of Mary Physical Therapy program and provides outreach for underprivileged farming communities in Guatemala. He is looking to raise money for the travel expenses and to be able to donate supplies to the families in need. Any support that you can provide for this trip will be greatly appreciated! If you would please share his GoFundMe page on Facebook and spread the word that would be amazing! If you are interested in donating, the GoFundMe link is . If you would like to send a check his address is 1214 E Ave C, Bismarck, N 58501. Thank you so much for the support and God Bless!


Athletics Update! From the Desk of AD Kara Gittings….


Volleyball is off to a great start with a 1-1 record. Congratulations to the girls volleyball team on their first win of the season. If you happened to miss the exciting game last Thursday don’t worry. Thursday Oct. 3rd is the next home game at 4pm. Can't wait to see you all there! 5/ 6 basketball is starting soon.  If your son is interested, please contact me.


Job Opportunity @ the Carmelite Monastery in Oakville


The Carmelite Monastery in Oakville are looking for a cook to prepare evening dinners for four-six priests and brothers on Fridays-Mondays (or Tuesdays, if available). Pay is $60 per night. The friars will clean up after all meals and the salary is negotiable. Please contact Maria Cuevas in the office if you are interested.


Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam