Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Meet the Cast and Crew of Beauty and the Beast, Jr


We are another week closer!  This week we interviewed Madame De La Grande Bouche and La Chiffarobe.  Both girls have been in musicals before and are very excited to add Beauty and the Beast, Jr to their resume!

We asked them a couple of questions and here is what they had to say.

What is your favorite part or song in Beauty and the Beast, Jr?

- "Human Again because it revolves around all of the characters being together."- Emily

- "Human Again is my favorite."- Hanna

What is your favorite thing about doing this musical?

- "Making friends, I have made a lot of new friends in different grades."- Emily

- "We all get to be together and learn more about each other."- Hanna

What has been the hardest or most challenging aspect of doing this musical?

- "Working with the blocking and remembering I am in a huge costume."- Emily

- "Memorizing lines."- Hanna


Check back soon for more interviews as our production of Beauty and the Beast, Jr gets closer!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Meet the Cast and Crew of Beauty and the Beast, Jr


Welcome back from vacation!  This week we interviewed the Enchantress, Monsieur D'Arque and the Prince.  For Alexa and Trey it is not their first musical, but for Kian, this is his first time on stage!

We asked them a couple of questions and here is what they had to say.

What is your favorite part or song in Beauty and the Beast, Jr?

- "The finale song."- Kian

- "My favorite part are the dances and my favorite song is 'Belle'."- Alexa

- "The Mob Song."- Trey

What is your favorite thing about doing this musical?

- "Being with friends and trying something new."- Kian

- "Spending time with friends."- Alexa

- "Hanging out with friends."- Trey

What has been the hardest or most challenging aspect of doing this musical?

- "Learning the lines and songs."- Kian

- "Memorizing the songs."- Alexa

- "Remembering the song lines."- Trey


Check back soon for more interviews as our production of Beauty and the Beast, Jr gets closer!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Meet the Cast and Crew of Beauty and the Beast, Jr.


After another brief hiatus we are back interviewing our cast and crew of Beauty and the Beast, Jr.  This week for our Valentine's Day edition, we interviewed the Silly Girls.  For most of these girls it is not their first musical, but for Julia and Lulu, this is their first time on stage!

We asked them a couple of questions and here is what they had to say.

What is your favorite part or song in Beauty and the Beast, Jr?

-"When the Beast and Belle dance and Tale as Old as Time is my favorite song"- Eva

-"Gaston!"- Lulu, Julia, Natalie, Zoe and Jardel


What is your favorite thing about doing this musical?

-"Playing a Silly Girl."- Eva

-"Working with all of the Silly Girls."- Natalie

-"Group work."- Lulu

-"The dancing parts because it's my first time dancing."- Julia

-"Seeing the musical come together."- Zoe

-"Singing together."- Jardel


What has been the hardest or most challenging aspect of doing this musical?

-"Memorizing all the parts of the dances."- Eva

- "The cup part in Gaston."- Natalie

-"Remembering blocking."- Lulu

-"Memorizing all of the songs."- Julia

-"The dancing."- Jardel

-"Having to do the Silly Girl part by myself if others are absent, and dancing."- Zoe.


Check back soon for more interviews as our production of Beauty and the Beast, Jr gets closer!

Friday, February 10, 2017

February's Library Corner


Welcome to this month's Library Corner!  Each month our school librarian, Mrs. Connell, recommends three books that students are encouraged to read.  These titles are available in the Holy Trinity School Library, as well as in the Wallingford Public Library.

Recommendation for Grades 6,7& 8

Title: You Have A Brain: A Teen's Guide to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G.

Author: Ben Carson, MD with Gregg Lewis & Deborah Shaw Lewis

Summary: In You Have a Brain: A Teen’s Guide to Think Big, Dr. Carson unpacks the eight important parts of Thinking Big—Talent, Honesty, Insight, being Nice, Knowledge, Books, In-Depth learning, and God—and presents the stories of people who demonstrated those things in his life. By applying the idea of T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. to your life, and by looking at those around you as well, you too can overcome obstacles and work toward achieving your dreams.






Recommendation for Grades 3,4& 5

Title: The Story of Ruby Bridges

Author: Robert Coles

Illustrator: George Ford

Summary:The year is 1960, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges and her family have recently moved from Mississippi to New Orleans in search of a better life. When a judge orders Ruby to attend first grade at William Frantz Elementary, an all-white school, Ruby must face angry mobs of parents who refuse to send their children to school with her.   Ruby's story is one of courage, faith, and hope.






Recommendations for Grades K, 1& 2

Title: Snowmen at Night

Author: Caralyn Buehner

Illustrator: Mark Buehner

Summary: Have you ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree-branch arms have moved? And you've wondered . . . what do snowmen do at night? This delightful wintertime tale reveals all! Caralyn Buehner's witty, imaginative verse offers many amusing details about the secret life of snowmen and where they go at night, while Mark Buehner's roly-poly snowmen are bursting with personality and charm. 





Check back next month for more suggestions!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Our "SUPER" Catholic School's Week Recap!

SUNDAY

Our Catholic School's Week began with Mass at Holy Trinity Church and Open House at Holy Trinity School.  Alumni spanning the last 30 years came back to visit as well as many new families.  Current students also visited their classrooms to showcase artwork and writing samples to their guests of honor.  Eighth graders provided tours to our new families and they were in high demand!  It was an exciting morning and a great way to kick off the week

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MONDAY

Monday was Student Appreciation Day.  Students had a free casual day and an ice cream social during lunch.  Kindergarten and first grade were visited by Hands-on-Science with Mr. Green where they learned and experimented with magnets, static electricity, bubbles and slime.  Second grade was visited by Playwell TEKnologies and built cool LEGO creations.  The school day ended with no homework!  Napoli's generously sponsored Napoli's Night so our families could enjoys dinner while supporting our school. Thank you to Napoli's and all of our visitors throughout the day for helping make our Student Appreciation Day a success!
 




TUESDAY

Tuesday was Teacher's Appreciation Day.  Mother Nature also made it a shortened day.  Luckily, our super teachers adapted to the new schedule and HIGH-TECH, HIGH-TOUCH was able to visit third and fourth grades.  Both classes learned about reflection, refraction and diffraction.  The students used mirrors, lights, lasers with music and bubbles.  A lot of fun and hands on experiments were had by all!  Thank you to HIGH-TECH, HIGH-TOUCH for visiting and also for all the parents who contributed to the teacher's luncheon.



WEDNESDAY

Wednesday was Service Day and a busy day.  In the morning, second grade was visited by Mr. Germanese to make wind generators.  All the students had a casual day to benefit Tate the Wallingford Police Dog.  Grades five through eight had a presentation from "Bubbleology" and learned about the science behind creating bubbles.  Wednesday night was our "Read-in" presented by our librarian for grades K through five where our students were able to unplug and read for an hour to kick off the reading program.  Thank you to the "Bubbleology" program for visiting, Mr. Germanese for helping second grade and Mrs. Connell for organizing the "Read-in."






THURSDAY

Thursday was Spirit Day!  The whole school was able to dress up in blue and gold attire.  Our fifth through eighth graders traveled to the YMCA to participate in a pep rally to highlight the accomplishments of the soccer and basketball teams.  The Varsity Boys' and Girls' Basketball Teams even scrimmaged against each other!  Meanwhile at school, kindergarten through fourth grade participated in a Zumba lesson.  It was a very active day! Thursday night was the middle school dance hosted by seventh grade. Thank you to the YMCA for providing the space for our pep rally, Christi Papa for running our Zumba lessons and all of the parents who helped at all events!






FRIDAY


Friday was superhero shirt day!  The students had a free casual day as long as they wore a superhero themed shirt.  After lunch everyone participated in watching a superhero themed movie in their classroom complete with popcorn.  What a fun way to end our Catholic School's Week.  Thank you to Mrs. Saia and her team of parents who helped male popcorn bags for the whole school and for planning all of Catholic's School Week activities!  We can't wait for next year!