In this school year of new life, we will be using the Saints as guides and role models to help us be more like Jesus. There is so much we can learn from them.
We believe that if the children really knew more about them, they would see how “cool” the Saints truly are. So, how will we do this?
On the first Monday of the month, we will introduce the Saint of the Month at our morning prayer rally. We will talk about that Saint’s virtues and how we can be more like that Saint.
Being more like the saints will bring fresh starts, new life, and hope. Please ask your children about the Saints each month!
September’s Saint was St. Theresa of Calcutta and the virtue was kindness.
October’s Saint is St. Francis of Assisi and the virtues are to love all of God’s creatures and to live simply.
If a student demonstrates the virtue of the month, they will be given a white circle to decorate and they will be placed on the wall by the office, as part of a caterpillar’s body, We will build a new caterpillar each month.
The caterpillars will turn into a beautiful butterfly at the end of each month and by the end of the school year, we will have 10 beautiful butterflies that have transformed through the virtues of the Saints. NEW LIFE!
Check out September’s caterpillar and the butterfly it turned into!
This Wednesday evening, we will have a Wilson Bickford paint class at St. Mary’s social hall from 5:30-9:00. There are still a few spots available, so if you would like to join us please call the office. This is a great way to support Trinity and have fun all at the same time. We will be masked and follow Covid guidelines.
We will begin student covid screenings this week for those students whose parents filled out our online survey and gave permission to do so. If you did not fill out the survey and would like your child screened weekly, there is a link for the survey at the bottom of the Dojo message that accompanies this phone call. Please fill it out before Tuesday.
This Friday grades 4-6 will be attending the noon mass at Sacred Heart Church, while the other classes watch the livestreamed mass in their classrooms. This mass will be celebrated by Bishop LaValley, who will also be visiting our classrooms that morning. Some 6th graders will be readers for the mass because it is a memorial mass for Ada Stoiber who was a very generous benefactor to Trinity. And, because the Bishop will be visiting, we will not have a jeans day this Friday. It is moved to next Monday, October 25.
And, this Saturday is one of the most fun days of the year at Trinity – our Halloween Haunted Hallway and Trunk-or-Treat will be held from 6-8:00 p.m. Parents are asked to park along Highland Avenue because the entrance to the hallway will be through the door by the back parking lot next to the music room and Mrs. Woodard’s room. After proceeding through the hallway, students will go through the cafeteria doors to the Trunk-or-Treat in the parking lot behind the church. We are blocking off the front parking lot for safety reasons. Thank you to the PTC and Justin Blanchard for all their hard work to make this a fun night for everyone!
I also want to thank Mrs. Behrens and her helpers for a great night of pumpkin painting and smores for October’s Take Time Thursday. Keep your eyes open for information about November’s Take Time Thursday
A reminder that there will be no afternoon busing from Massena Central this Friday, October 22 and next Friday October 29. Norwood/Norfolk and St. Lawrence will have busses both afternoons.
Looking ahead, look for messages tomorrow on Dojo about our Book Fair the week of October 25 and Share the Wisdom Day on October 28.
Have a great week!