Dear Trinity Families;
I am so excited to welcome all of our scholars to Trinity Elementary School for the 2018-2019 school year! I look forward to greeting them at the door and continuing our journey of success.
I am honored to start the 2018-2019 school year as your Principal! I am also pleased to welcome our new Assistant Principal; Ms. Bridget Merturi. Ms. Merturi began her journey to become an educator right here in New Rochelle at Daniel Webster Elementary School as a student teacher. Ms. Merturi is returning to New Rochelle with 14 years of experience as an elementary teacher, instructional coach and most recently the Assistant Principal in the Greenburg-Graham School District. Ms. Merturi brings her extensive experience and passion as an elementary instructional leader and is thrilled to be part of the Trinity Family.
As in years past, your children will have a year filled with tremendous opportunities provided by dedicated, enthusiastic educators. Our faculty and staff focus on educating the whole child. Our robust English Language Arts curriculum not only meets state standards, but offers the opportunity to develop a love of reading and writing. Our balanced literacy approach allows our students to dive into their learning and explore many genres of literature. Your child will love to experience mathematics with our Investigations math program. Using manipulatives to learn challenging math concepts makes math come to life! Our social studies and science curricula provide intriguing learning opportunities to explore the past, present and future of our world.
Trinity also offers a wide array of unique learning opportunities filled with enrichment and additional support. We offer a K-5 Spanish/English Dual Language program, S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) program for our 4th and 5th grade students, a beautifully appointed professional television studio, as well as targeted math and reading intervention, just to name a few.
Trinity is fortunate to continue with a variety of community based partnerships for the 2018-2019 school year. Our collaboration with the Hudson Park Children’s Greenhouse proves to be a gift that keeps on giving….it gives us kale, radishes, corn and the list goes on! It has also given us experiential learning opportunities in science and agriculture. Our scholars will continue to learn all about the needs of plants, the parts of a plant, predator and prey relationships, photosynthesis, pollination, growing, harvesting and composting. Ms. Merturi and I enjoyed the “fruits” of their learning...we ate delicious kale salads over the summer….and they were yummy! We can’t wait to learn all about popcorn this fall!
Our partnership with “We Future Cycle” will be back again! Anna Giordano and her team come to school and teach our students the many ways of being healthy citizens of the world. Learning about recycling, composting and vermiculture is always a big hit! I am really looking forward to our “Lunch Time Scavenger Hunt!”
Trinity Elementary School is a special place where students learn and grow. The entire Trinity Team is looking forward to another dynamic school year of reconnecting with old friends, making new ones, mastering new concepts and realizing that everything you do matters!