Spring 2018


Considering the Present, Embracing the Past, Building for the Future


The Diocese of Ogdensburg is embarking on an extensive review of our Catholic Schools.  We are working with Advanc-Ed, Inc. to obtain accreditation for all the Catholic schools in our system.  Over the next year we will be asking students, parents, staff and our community to participate in this process.  The first step is find out “what is on your mind” and give you a chance to share your comments, ideas, and suggestions with us.  This information will be used to assess our current school programs and set goals for the future.

Advanc-Ed, Inc is an international organization who offers accreditation to schools and school systems through an extensive review process of all functions of the organization.  Included in the process is an on-site review that will occur during March 2019.  The review team will spend time analyzing the data, reports and information gathered during the review process and make site visits to some of our schools.  During the on-site visit Team members will interview parents, students, administration, staff and community members regarding their school community.  They will also spend time talking with diocesan administration and clergy.

A report of their findings, highlighting areas of strength and areas of improvement will be shared.  Accreditation determination will also be announced at that time.  The process continues as this report becomes the foundation of the long-range plans of the diocese and its schools.  This is a continuous process that requires us to review, update, and implement our goals.  On-site visits occur every five years.   This is an opportunity to receive unbiased feedback and counsel to continuously improve our schools and make them the best they can be, now and for the future.

Consider completing the SURVEY!  We will be surveying parents, students, staff and administrators in the next few weeks. This will be done May 21-31, 2018, through an on-line survey.  Parents, you will receive a letter from the Principal that contains the link to open the survey.  We will also post the link on this webpage.  Please contact the school if you have questions or need assistance.  Many thanks!


Play Day will be held on Tuesday, June 5, and is always a wonderful time to spend celebrating with your children!  If you are Virtus trained, and would like to volunteer to help on this special day, please click here.  On this website, you will be able to see exactly what is needed and at what time, so you will be able to sign-up for the best time for you.  In addition, you will be able to see exactly what donations are needed and which ones have  already been sent in.  PLEASE NOTE:  lunch will be served by GRADE this year.  Since our 5-6 grades will be going to the Massena Town Track Meet (see below), 4-6 grades, their parents and siblings will be eating at 11:00, while Pre-K – 3 grades will begin at 12:00.  Please be respectful of these times, as we need to make sure our older students are fed well before their trek over to the high school at noon.  PLEASE NOTE:  Students may wear casual clothing – jeans and shorts – for Play Day.

Congratulations to our Gala Honorees

We are so blessed that these three amazing women see the importance of Catholic education and give generously of their time, talent and treasure in support of TCS.  We were so proud to honor Ada Stoiber, Elsie Scruggs and Sr. Judy Adams at our Una Noche Elegante for their dedication to our school!

Elsie Ada Pic Judy
Elsie Scruggs Ada Stoiber Sr. Judy Adams


Please note that due to Norwood/Norfolk and St. Lawrence School Districts having no school tomorrow, there will be no AM or PM Buses on Friday, May 25. We are sorry for any inconvenience! We did not find out this information until today!


If you plan to volunteer at Trinity at any time in the near future, you must complete the diocesan-wide Virtus training.  A training will be offered this Thursday night, May 24, at 5:30 PM at the Sacred Heart Rectory.  Please register for this event by clicking here.  Remember, whether you would like to drive for a field trip or help with Play Day, you’ll need to complete this training.  This is for the safety of all of our beautiful children.


Our PTC is working hard to make our Play Day as fun as usual.  Please make sure that you turn in any T-shirt Order forms by Thursday, May 24 and your Meal Order form by May 29.  Play Day will be held on Tuesday, June 5, and is always a wonderful time to spend celebrating with your children!


Thank you so much for everyone who made our Una Noche Elegante Gala such a success.  What a great night!  A big thank you to our Gala committee:  co-chairs, Denise Neves and Candace O’Neill, and their wonderful assistants, Monica Boyea, Michele Chartrand, Emily Currier, Jessica Hanley, Tish Laneuville, Suzanne LaPage, Sarah Ruby and Jonathan Wood.

We are so blessed to have the support of our community and, once again, thank these corporate sponsors: Diamond Sponsor, Donaldson Funeral Home, Platinum Sponsors, 2 Mama Birds, Cheers Design and Event Planning, Fiacco & Riley Construction, and Orvis St. Discount Wine & Liquor, Gold Sponsors, Frenchie’s Ford and Chevrolet, Heritage Homes, and Phillips Memorial Home, Silver Sponsor, Owl’s Nest, Bronze Sponsors, Allstate Insurance (Anson Burke), In-Law Brewery, Fay Motors, Snider, Kyriakopolous & Snider, and Copper Sponsors, Hurlbut Tent Rental, Massena Savings and Loan, and Mort Backus.

A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated countless hours of  time, talent and treasure to turn our dining hall into a beautiful, Mexican hacienda, Denise Laneuville for running our Cantina, In-Law Brewery for their donation of cerveza, and 2 Mama Birds for creating gorgeous earrings for each lady who attended.

Thank you to everyone who helped in the kitchen creating delicious appetizers and Miss Willmart for her fancy cookies!  We so appreciate Allen Chilton of Coach’s Corner and his chef, Shawn Legros, for our wonderful meal.  Thank you also to the MCHS students — many who are TCS alumni — and our professional waitresses who served our meal.

Our entertainment was spectacular!  Muchas Gracias to Mr. Mario Pratti and his quartet Poco A Poco, featuring Megan Morgan, Alexa Drumm and Jennifer Hadley, and our Baile Folklorico dancers, Ruben Boyea, Olivia Todd, Lauren Laughman, Jack Witkop, Ian Bigness, Jennifer Hadley, Brendan O’Neill and Hannah Laneuville.


Congratulations to our VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR….Mrs. Sarah Tsibulsky! Sarah can be seen at Trinity on a very regular basis…helping in the cafeteria, creating billboards, running the school store, helping as room mom, organizing the Zumbathon (r) and as the president of the PTC (to name a FEW things). Her dedication to TCS is so complete that she has earned herself her own box in the office!  We are so grateful for the many, many ways she has helped Trinity over the last couple of years and are pleased to honor her as our Volunteer of the Year!


There IS only one Trinity Catholic School in the North Country and we are proud of what we can offer our community.  We believe every child is a unique gift from God and that the gifts they bring to their environment are only theirs to share.

We teach our students that there is “Only One You,” and that every aspect of their being—physically, emotionally and spiritually—is what makes them a beautiful, special addition to our world. We teach the WHOLE child—body, mind and spirit—with quality, structured academic programs that are affordable for North Country children.  We offer confidential and generous scholarships for qualifying families in grades Kindergarten-6.

There are only a few seats left in our Pre-Kindergarten classes, so register SOON!  Questions? Please call the school office at 315-769-5911 or e-mail principal, Kathleen Behrens, at principa@twcny.rr.com. Click here for registration forms.