Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Trinity Summer Camp is in Full Swing

Summer is here and, for many of us, not a moment too soon… but, as the school year ends and the warmest months of the year descend upon us, a new program comes alive at Trinity School – The Trinity Summer Camp! Newly revamped for the summer of 2016, Trinity Summer Camp has a whole new attitude towards summer fun, education, and child care. With fantastic new staff, lots of exciting new specialty programs, and extended child care options, Trinity Summer Camp has truly embraced modern parenting while providing a safe, fun, and educational experience for its campers.

Offering unique programming for kids of many different age groups isn’t always easy, but the Camp Director, Mrs. Sally Sweeney, enjoys the challenge. By dividing the campers into three program groups based on age and interest, Trinity Summer Camp provides a uniquely tailored experience to each child – optimized for his or her age, interests, and education level. These groups include a traditional Summer Camp (for kids Pre-K4 to Grade 5), a Middle School Summer Camp (for kids Grade 6 to Grade 8), and a Sports Camp (for kids Grade 2 to Grade 8).

Don’t think because the camp takes place on the sprawling Trinity School campus that campers will spend the summer in a class room – oh no! Trinity Summer Camp works to engage children both indoors (when weather isn’t so sunny), and outdoors. This year’s Summer Camp program includes exciting outdoor activities, including Wildlife Adventures and group sports. For days when there’s rain, or it is too hot to be outside for the entire day, Trinity Summer Camp offers arts and crafts, a Science Extravaganza, and even magic shows.


The Trinity Summer Camp program begins the week of June 13th and continues to offer weekly summer activities through August 12th. The final week of Trinity Summer Camp includes an annual tradition – The 20th Trinity Summer Olympics. Because campers can be registered in weekly increments, children don’t have to attend for the entire duration of the program – but many children decide to stay, hang out with their friends, and build memories that last a lifetime.  Don’t forget about the extended before and after care options, too, which are great for busy parents.


Interested in learning more about Trinity Summer Camp? 
Curious to see if there is space for your child in the upcoming weeks? Please contact the camp director, Mrs. Sally Sweeney, at ssweeney@trinityschoolmd.org or learn more on the website here: http://www.trinityschoolmd.org/student_life/summer_camp_program/

Monday, May 9, 2016

The Virtue of the Month for May is REVERENCE

THE VIRTUE OF REVERENCE

* Reverence is embracing and respecting the sacredness of all beings.



* It is reverential treatment of life as if all beings and things are sacred and special.

 

* Reverence is about practicing respect, recognizing the presence of the scared in everything` our bodies, other people, animals and nature.



* Respect/Reverence is characterized by COURTESY.

* Polite behavior shows respect for other people.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Public Speaking Skills Start Early at Trinity School

At Trinity School public speaking skills start early and continue through 8th grade. 
In preschool the student of the week brings in a poster about themselves.  They present the poster to their classmates and talk about what makes them special.  There are also performances for the parents at Halloween, Christmas, and at the end of the school year.

In kindergarten the big event in the spring is the 3 Piggy Opera.  This is the musical version of the Three Little Pigs performed on the music room stage by the whole kindergarten.  Family and friends enjoy many pink refreshments in the kindergarten classrooms after the play. 

Another highlight of the kindergarten year is the Saint Project.  Students choose a saint to research and present to the class.  For the class presentation the children dress as their saint.  After each student's presentation Mrs. Buckley asks the class if they have any questions or compliments.  Mrs. Buckley reports that there are no questions - only compliments.  At Trinity the students are so used to speaking in front of the class that this is a fun assignment for them.

The parent of one of our recent graduates reports that at Loyola High School public speaking is required in Freshman English class.  Her son told her that all of the Trinity boys thought this was no big deal while students from other schools really struggled.   At Trinity School you really do learn everything you need for life in kindergarten!












Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Trinity Students Get Ready for Earth Day


Trinity School enjoys finding new ways to celebrate Earth Day.  This year the 5th grade will be sewing and germinating seeds in the Green House.  A variety of seeds were used: Herbs, Vegetables, and Flowers.  This is the first time students will be using the new Green House.  In order to be “green”, they recycled old newspaper to create their own seed starter planter pots.  No plastic pots needed!  These pots are easily transported into the ground when ready and are biodegradable.  We should have lot’s to harvest when we return to school in the fallJ 




Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Trinity School Virtue of the Month April: Integrity

Virtue of the Month for April: Integrity



Integrity is a virtue for moral decision making. 

It is doing what God expects of you.











Three Basic Ingredients of Integrity:
1. Telling the truth
2. Keeping one's promises
3. Taking responsibility for one's behavior














A person who has integrity:
Stands for something
Has strength of will
Is moved by God to do what is right




Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Trinity Virtue of the Month for March: Humility

Virtue of the month for March: Humility

Humility is the virtue that recognizes that by ourselves we are nothing: all comes from God.

To be Humble:
  • Know yourself - be honest
  • Truthfully acknowledge your accomplishments
  • Give credit where credit is due
  • Down-pay self importance
  • Don't brag
  • Recognize your limits
  • Recognize the talents of others

If we relied totally on God, we would never sin.

CHOOSING HUMILITY IN AN ARROGANT WORLD
 
The humble wait patiently, while the arrogant want it now.
The humble demonstrate kindness, while the arrogant don't even notice the need.
The humble are content, not envious or jealous, while the arrogant feel they deserve more.
The humble honors and esteems others, while the arrogant brags on himself.
The humble does not act unbecomingly, while the arrogant's manners are rude.
The humble shows a servant spirit, while the arrogant demands to be served.
The humble are not easily provoked, while the arrogant are quick to take offence.
The humble quickly forgive a wrong suffered, while the arrogant can't rest until they even the score.

WHICH ONE ARE YOU?




Friday, February 26, 2016

Virtue of the Month February: Forgiveness

Trinity Virtue of the Month February: Forgiveness

Forgiveness is to pardon the wrongs done against us or to seek pardon for wrongs that we have done to another.

When the apostles asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, he included these words:
  "Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us."

Ask to be forgiven, to forgive others, and to forgive yourself because peace cannot exist without forgiveness.

Search the Bible to find the many times when Jesus forgave others.

Read the Parable of the Lost Son:

  Luke 15:11-32

Jesus forgave his murderers when he hung dying on the cross when he said,
"Father, forgive them: They don't know what they are doing."

Forgiveness gives you freedom, joy, and peace - without it, revenge, anger, and bitterness.

THE FOUR PROMISES OF FORGIVENESS:
1. I will no longer dwell on this incident.
2. I will not bring up this incident again and use it against you.
3. I will not talk to others about this incident.
4. I will not allow this incident to stand between us or hinder our relationship.