Welcome to Southern Trinity
Well, here we are at the end of our first quarter of school already. The official end date is November 9, followed by a much anticipated three-day weekend. Our parent-student-teacher conferences for Van Duzen are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, November 14 and 15. School for K-8 students will be released at 12:45 to allow parents and teachers to meet to discuss initial progress of students. This is an excellent time to meet together in a quiet uninterrupted setting to discuss what is working, what needs to be worked on more diligently and to address any questions or concerns you may have. Please bring your student to these meetings as this is an excellent opportunity for students to learn how to self-advocate for themselves.
The second quarter of school tends to be a whirlwind of holidays and only a few weeks without some type of interruption. Please do all you can to see to it that your student attends each day school is in session. Missing class discussions and activities makes it difficult for students to keep up with the learning that is required for each grade milestone. We do look forward to the other activities that the second quarter brings, such as basketball season and our annual Christmas program. We traditionally have our Christmas program on the Thursday evening before school is released for break. What are your thoughts about having the program right after school or earlier in the evening? Please email me or call Susan Bray with your preference.
Finally, we wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! We have much to be thankful for and I want to say that I appreciate the dedication of each staff member in our district. And to all of the families that we serve, thank you for giving us the privilege of teaching your child. We appreciate you! Happy Thanksgiving. Mrs. Canale
The After-School Academic Program is planning activities for the next two weeks. Your child must be signed up for at least three days a week and not a drop-in. Please mark the days they will be attending and circle either van home or be picked up. Our van goes down Van Duzen Rd, to Mad River Trailer Park, Dinsmore as well as Ruth and Hettenshaw Valley. The form, signed, is mandatory to stay at the After-School Program.