Monday Message 8/21/17

Dear Trinity Families and Friends,

We had an amazing turnout last Monday evening and the electricity carried through to our children on Wednesday. Your attendance sent a strong message, and for that I thank you.

Last week I shared about homework, routines and setting up good habits. This week it is important that you take a closer look at the books your child is taking home and begin to familiarize yourself with the Trinity curriculum.  It is significant that you have a better understanding of. We strongly encourage you to keep abreast of what your child is learning and how it is being taught, so that you can thoughtfully engage your child in conversation about what he or she is learning and support what your child is working to accomplish. Conversations will arise with your child and you want to support him or her in what they are trying to accomplish. This practice will alleviate frustration levels on all fronts.

Instruction is individualized at Trinity and we want to give every child the opportunity to be an independent thinker and learner embracing risk with confidence in all subject matter. As an independent school, this is only one facet of our dynamic curriculum. We need to ensure our students are continually exposed to the excitement that comes from learning. Students will continue to be outdoors completing hands on activities, they will continue to perform project- based learning and we will always stay true to the various learning styles that each child possesses. In pursuit of excellence we will stay true to the traditions that make Trinity special. One of those traditions is parent involvement.

We will have a Parents’ Safeguarding God’s Children class on Wednesday September 27th at 5:45p in the Moody Activity Center.

  • Anyone who plans to be on campus (volunteer, chaperone, driver for field trips, lunch monitor, etc.) more than 6 hours this year needs to be Safeguarding God’s Children (SGC) certified.
  • People are not added to the class until they complete all of the steps: interview, application, and background check.
  • You cannot show up on the day of the class to be certified without completing these steps.
  • Kelli Acosta will be the contact person for completing the steps and registering for the class. Contact Mrs. Acosta at kacosta@tesgalv.org to reserve a space.
  • If parents/volunteers miss the September class, we will not hold another one on campus until early spring. You are welcome to check the Diocese website and find an open class at another church/school.
  • It is a 5 year certification, if you would like to check your SGC status, please contact Kelli Acosta (kacosta@tesgalv.org) or Chloe Knauer (cknauer@tesgalv.org).
  • Parents/volunteers are responsible for the cost of their background check.

I look forward to seeing everybody Friday evening at the Back to School Luau!

With warm regards,

Mark J. Ravelli

Head of School

Posted in Monday Message.