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All of us at Holy Trinity are saddened by the closures of schools and already miss your children in our program. While some of the local schools have provided curriculum, lessons and activities for your children, we wanted to provide some additional resources to help maintain learning, provide educational entertainment and encourage positive student interactions. Please click the link below:
Letter from Pastor Cwirla
To Our Preschool and After-School Families
Grace and peace be with you in the Lord Jesus.
What an incredible week it has been for all of us! On Monday, I met with our school staff and directors, and by Thursday, we were all under a “shelter at home” directive from the state. Our congregation has suspended all corporate worship, our members are scattered and sheltered in their homes, and our Preschool and AfterSchool are closed. May the Lord have mercy upon us and protect us, our health, our homes, our community.
Our teachers and assistants are very important to us, as I am sure they are to you. They care for your children every day, and your children are quite attached to them. We miss your children here at Holy Trinity. The campus is eerily quiet without their voices.
Our staff are hourly workers, and since we are a non-profit organization, they are not eligible for unemployment benefits from the state. We are deeply concerned for their well-being during this troubled time, and we are committed to maintaining their pay as long as we can. The last two weeks of your March tuition is being used to help our teachers, with our congregation picking up the rest. This is a very difficult and challenging time for all us, including our congregation. But we are committed to take care of each other as best we can. We are all in this together, and we want to be able to rebuild our lives after we emerge from this crisis. Your April tuition will be prorated based on when we are able to open, and you will not be asked to pay until we start again. Your child is guaranteed a place in his or her class. We think this solution is fair and equitable to you, our congregation, and our teachers.
We want to be able to ensure that your child will have a classroom and teacher when life returns to “normal.” Being able to pay our teachers goes a long way toward ensuring the prompt reopening of our programs. In return, our teachers are “on call’ during this time to help you as you adjust to life together at home with your children. This can be both challenging and rewarding. We have asked our staff to contact you and your children to maintain our relationship and to provide resources and help during the next four weeks.
On a pastoral note, a tiny virus particle can make us very ill and can even kill us, but it cannot destroy our community, our society, and our congregation. We can destroy them, however, if we do not care for one another as we care for ourselves and our family. My prayer is that we emerge from this a stronger community in our schools, neighborhoods, and congregations. God has promised to work good through all things, and I trust that He will work good through this. In some very significant ways, He already has.
If you wish to talk or pray during these troubled times, please leave a message at the church (626-333-9017 x22) and I will get back to you. For devotional resources and information, go to our web site htlcms.org. And by all means, stay in touch with your child’s teacher and with Vicky, our director.
May the Lord bless you and your household with His peace, health, and safety. As we shelter at home, remember that our true home is in Christ, and in Him, we are safe forever.
Peace in Jesus,
Pr. William M. Cwirla
AFTERSCHOOL CLOSURE UPDATE
March 16, 2020
Dear AfterSchool Families,
Grace and peace be with you in Jesus Christ, our Lord.
We have decided to close our AfterSchool program in order to help our community check the spread of Covid-19. The AfterSchool will be closed beginning 3/17 until 4/10 or until further notice.
Your tuition for the month of March has been paid and will be used to help provide for our AfterSchool staff. Since we are a non-profit, they are not eligible for any emergency unemployment benefits. We want to ensure that our program will be able to reopen when life returns to “normal.”
For up to date information, please consult Holy Trinity’s web site at : htlcms.org
May the Lord bless you and your family in this challenging time.
Peace be with you.
Vicky Li, director
William M. Cwirla, senior pastor
2020 Holy Trinity Summer Camp