There has been an exciting change as to how we are running our “Soup”er Bowl this year!  Instead of our classes competing AGAINST each other, we would like to encourage COOPERATION with each other in working toward a common goal.  Therefore, as a school, we are going to work toward these milestones:

500 Items:  Each teacher rewards their class with an extra recess, homework pass, etc.

1250 Items:  Jean Day for All

2016 Items:  Movie and Popcorn Afternoon

Although the motivation to encourage students to bring in items may have changed, the result is still the same: a win-win situation!  We will help the needy in our community, and our St. Vincent de Paul Society will have nicely-stocked shelves to feed our Massena neighbors.


If you would like a great way to start off the new year while raising money for Trinity Catholic, please join us on January 16 for the third annual Black Light Zumbathon!  Many thanks to TCS parent, Spanish instructor and certified Zumba® instructor, Monica Boyea, for organizing this event, which raises money for TCS in a unique and joy-filled way.  This year’s theme, Totally 80’s, may bring back some great memories for some participants, but is guaranteed to pack an excellent workout and lots of fun for EVERYONE!  DJ’s Chase the Light Productions will bring their awesome sound and light system and photographer, Travis MacDonald, will have his popular photo booth onhand.  Take a chance at winning raffle items from local sponsors such as Simply You, Studio 162, Orvis Street Discount Wine and Liquors, The Healthy Way, and 2 Mama Birds, to name a few.  The event will take place Saturday, January 16 from 5:30—9:30 PM, but the fun will continue with an after-party at Coach’s Corner.  Whether you are an avid Zumba enthusiast or just looking for a new and different way to workout, register soon, as spots are filling fast.  Click here for a registration form and/or please call Sarah Tsibulsky at 607-382-5878 to register or with any questions.

Fostering Your Child’s Interests

The Catholic School Administrators Association of NYS sent out this newsletter recently.  It includes “6 Sneaky Ways to Help Kids Learn.”

“Children have so many interests beyond Legos, video games, tablets and smart phones.  Some are into” history or geography, robotics or chemistry, languages or writing. Teachers have a set of standards that need to be met, so sometimes the depth and breadth of a child’s interest can not be met within the school day. There are lots of great free resources to get started; consider taking a few minutes a week to cultivate your child’s interests with some quick, simple, and free online resources.”  Click here to read the rest of this newsletter which includes some great links for your children.