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CONGRATULATIONS - BAND, JUNIOR AND SENIOR CHORAL GROUPS
Our two evenings of music concerts provided all of us with a glimpse at the many talents of our students.
We appreciate all the time that you devoted to practicing for these evenings. Special thanks to Mr. Licata, Band Director and Mrs. Baumann, Music Director.
CONGRATULATIONS - Cast and Crew of INTO THE WOODS
As always, you wowed us with your acting, singing, dancing and behind the scenes activities!
Our thanks to our 6th, 7th and 8th graders, parents and teachers for a wonderful experience.
THANK YOU, MICHAEL SAMPSON, CHILDREN'S AUTHOR FOR YOUR VISIT
Our thanks to Noted Children's Author, Michael Sampson, for spending an afternoon reading to our Pre-K, K, 1 and 2 students. The children had a great afternoon. Michael Sampson has written many children's books including the Chicka, Chicka series, Kitty Kat series and Star of the Circus. Dr. Sampson read several of his books and had 1st and 2nd graders act our scenes from his book, Star of the Circus. In addition to being a children's author, Dr. Sampson is a recognized literacy expert and is currently Dean of the School of Education at St. John's University.
Check out our photo gallery for pictures of his visit.
5th GRADERS WIN IN STOCK MARKET CHALLENGE
Our 5th graders participated in the Fall 2014 Stock Market Challenge. Two of our teams placed SECOND and THIRD in the Elementary School division. Fifth Grader, Jack Nixon, won 3rd place in the National essay contest. Congratulations to Jack, our 5th graders and Mrs. LeMieux who coordinated this project.
CONGRATULATIONS to 7th Grade ROLLER COASTER CONTEST WINNERS
As a concluding project to their Technology Day at Adventureland, 7th grade students had the opportunity to create models of a working roller coaster using paper and marbles. This contest is sponsored by the Nassau County Technology Teachers Association. One of our teams won third place. Congratulations to:
Marlie Bien-Aime, MIchela De Veau, Makaela Flanagan,Giselle Lombardo and Mrs. Kelly!
THANK YOU, EAST NORTHPORT FIRE DEPARTMENT
Our sincere thanks to the members of the East Northport Fire Dept. for their presentations on Fire Safety.
Students in Kinder through grade 4 watched videos and asked questions about fire prevention. Fifth Graders had a hands-on experience in the Smoke House and learned how to escape in the event of a house fire.
For more information, see the photos of this event in our Photo Gallery.
PEACE PLEDGE FOR STUDENTS
Each day, as a school, we recite together this pledge:
I am a peacemaker.
I treat myself and others with respect. I listen. I share.
I care for the earth, air, water, plants and animals.
I am important in this very big world.
I know that peace begins with me.
SNOW AND EMERGENCY CLOSING INFORMATION
In the event of a school closing or delayed opening due to weather or an other type of emergency information, you will receive a message through the School Reach system. In addition, the following television and radio stations and websites will carry the information:
Radio Stations: WALK - 97.5 FM and WBLI - 106.1 FM
For Delayed Openings:
If Trinity is on a delayed opening, you should follow the time indicated by your home school district. Bus pick up will be at that time. For those students who are walkers or are dropped off in the morning, the school will not open until 9:30 AM. If the school is on a delayed opening, Full Day Nursery and Pre-K will not begin until 10 AM.
POWER GRADE FOR PARENTS
: You will receive an information sheet on how to use Power Grade. Please do not lose the password. Listed below is the domain site for Power Grade. Of course, the best way to monitor your child's progress is to check the tests sent home every Wednesday and see that their homework, projects and daily reading is done each day.
Once you use this address, you should follow the instructions from the information sheet.
VIRTUS TRAINING FOR PARENTS
For the protection of all children, it is a policy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre that all volunteers who work with children be background checked and participate in Virtus Training. We ask all parents who wish to volunteer in any capacity at our school to complete this training by August 31, 2014. All of our parishes offer this training. Please check your church bulletin, The Long Island Catholic or the diocesan website http://www.drvc.org/ for listings of when this training is offered. Be sure to submit a copy of the Certificate of Participation to our school office by the above date. Thank you for undertaking this worthwhile endeavor.
COMPREHENSIVE ATTENDANCE POLICY
Trinity Regional School establishes this policy to insure the maintenance of an adequate record verifying the attendance of all children at instruction in accordance with Education Law Section 3205. The policy is designed to ensure sufficient pupil attendance at all scheduled periods of actual instruction or supervised study activities to permit such pupils to succeed at meeting the state learning standards.
Regular and Punctual attendance at school is essential to each student's continuous intellectual, social and psychological growth. Education is a long-range sequential process and it is hampered by unnecessary absence or frequent tardiness.
Excused Absence: Student illness, sickness or death in the family, impassable roadsor weather making travel unsafe, religious observance, approved school-supervised trips, required presence in court, quarantine, attendance at organized clinics or remedial health treatment, approved cooperative work program, familyemergency or district bus problem.
Unexcused Absence: Music lessons, take child to work, family trips, CYO or sports trips, didn't have a ride, truant.
When a student is absent fro any of the above reasons, parents are required to contact the School Nurse before 9:30 AM each day at (631) 261-0865. If a student is absent from school, this student may not participate in any after-school activities on the day(s) of absence(s). When a student returns to school after an absence, he or she must present a written note to the homeroom teacher indicating the reason for the absence, the date of the absence and the parent's signature. These notes are kept on file. If a student is absent 5 or more days, he/she must present a doctor's note to the school nurse upon returning to school.
Attendance is taken at the beginning of each day, after lunch/recess, at the beginning of each scheduled class period when pupils move freely between classes, on field trips and at school activities.
Lateness/Tardiness: A student is late if he/she does not enter the building by 8:15 AM. Students should report to the school nurse to record attendance.
The School Nurse is responsible for monitoring the attendance patterns for all students. When there are attendance concerns, the school nurse will inform the school administration.
Promoting regular attendance: In order to promote regular attendance, parents of students who are absent more than 10 times will be required to discuss this matter with school administration. If a student is absent from school or leaves due to illness, he/she may not attend an after-school function or activity on that day(s). An erratic or irregular attendance pattern puts a student in jeopardy of retention in the grade.
This policy is included in the School Calendar/Handbook. Parents are required to sign a Handbook Agreement Statement each year.
Schools of the Diocese of Rockville Centre admit students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schools and that the schools do not discriminate on the basis of race in administration of their education policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.