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Listen, Read & Watch  To help meet demands on electronic resources due to the recent library closings regarding Coronavirus concerns, the monthly maximum has been increased for Hoopla to 10 titles (starting Friday, 3/13). Kanopy has put together a list of films which are available without using credits which is available here. They have also opened free, unlimited access to Kanopy Kids for 30 days. TumbleBooks has made their resources available without a library card through August 31.

Welcome Back Message from Principal Hilderbrand


Dear Trinity Families;

 I am so excited to welcome all of our scholars to Trinity Elementary School for the 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 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!



Michael Hilderbrand
School Principal


School Announcements

Kindergarten Registration: DO YOU HAVE A CHILD BORN IN 2015?  Call 914-576-4440… extension 35604 to make an appointment to register your child for Kindergarten. Registration Dates: March 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. It is very important for all kindergartners to be registered during this period.

Registración de Kindergarten: ¿TIENE UN NIÑO QUE NACIÓ EN EL 2015?  Llame al 914-576-4440… extensión 35604 para hacer una cita y registrar a su hija/o para Kindergarten. Fechas de Registración: marzo 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. Es muy importante que todos los niños que ingresen a kindergarten sean registrados durante este período.

Latest News

 Last night our 5th Grade boys team and a few or our 6th graders had a thrill of a lifetime to play on the Garden floor also known as   
" The World's Most Famous Arena"  View Photos Truth be told they were "bouncing" against the walls with excitement.  Some of the parents  enjoyed it more than their kids.

International Night

On March 29th, Trinity School PTA hosted another successful International Night.  Trinity students, along with their families and teachers, celebrated their heritage by bringing food from their countries to share with others. ENL teachers, Ms. Caridad, Mrs. Giordano, Ms. Vaccaro and Mrs. Valle, led their students in a performance entitled, “Cinderella Stories Around the World.”  Students read and explored six different versions of Cinderella from countries including Mexico, India, Philippines, China, America, and the original from Europe.  They analyzed, compared, and answered comprehension questions for each story.  As a culminating presentation, the students read summaries of each Cinderella story and acted out various scenes from each story. This opportunity gave them a chance to shine and represent diverse cultures. Costumes and props were primarily funded through the Trinity PTA. Additional items were donated by Trinity teachers. It was a rewarding evening for teachers, students and their families. 

International Night Photos

Trinity Latest News

 Trinity Elementary school highlighted in the current newsletter of the Lower Hudson Regional Special Education Technical Assistance and Support Center (RSE-TASC). Click here on the link read the newsletter.  Newsletter 2018



On Friday, November 2nd, ENL teachers and parents from Trinity School attended the Hispanic Leadership Conference at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.  Mrs. Martha Lopez, assistant to Westchester County Executive George Latimer, encouraged families to reach out to teachers and ask questions to further their child’s education.  Among the various workshops available, Mrs. Myriam Valle, assisted by Mrs. Lucy Giordano, presented a workshop in Spanish to promote literacy and the benefits of bilingualism.   Throughout the day, parents were empowered as they learned about the various resources available to them.   We would like to thank Mrs. Tiara Reyes-Vega, Director of Instructional Support, and our PTA, who generously provided the funds to cover the cost for parents to attend.


Fire Prevention Month- Click on the photo to watch the video. Second graders from Trinity Elementary School took field trips to Station 1 (45 Harrison St) on Tuesday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 17. Students spent time learning about the Fire Department's important role in our community and this year's fire prevention theme "Look. Listen


Two by Two Zoo Show Photo Gallery

We Future Cycle recycling program

New Rochelle Trinity Elementary School    is entering its 5th year running the We Future Cycle recycling program and students are getting trained on how to sort their lunch waste into compost, recyclables and trash. Read the rest of the store here



Trinity Basketball Camp

 36 4th and 5th grade Trinity scholars participated in our Academic Basketball Camp during the break.The program was sponsored by the New Rochelle Basketball Association and provided the students with Math, ELA, Character Education AND Basketball. The kids had fun and learned during the break!  We are so grateful to NRBA, Sean Oliver, Michael Kenny, Steve Mauro and the NRHS students that came to Trinity to create this memorable experience for our students!

Trinity News Flash

Watch our STEAM Student Presentation- Jan 29, 2019

Trinity STEAM Video

Trinity STEAM Slideshow

BOE Trinity Presentation - January 29, 2019


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Trinity PTA After school Enrichment Program Winter Session 2019 


 Hispanic Parents Leadership Conference

Manhattan College presents, Hispanic Parents Leadership Conference
Friday, November 2, 2018 * 9:30 am – 2:00 pm Click here for more information   English   Espanol

Transportation will be provided. Pickup is at Jefferson at 8:15am. The PTA has offered to sponsor parents and pay the $10 fee as well!
This is such a great opportunity! 

Delayed Opening coming up on October 1st

We are fast approaching our first “Delayed Opening” on Monday, October 1, 2018. The purpose of this day is to practice a delayed start prior to inclement weather. Please review the information below to ensure a smooth day for all of our scholars.  Click Here for more information

School Spirit Showdown Top-12   
Isaac E Young middle school has made it to the top twelve in the News 12 School spirit showdown.
This contest will showcase the top 4 with the most school spirit with televised pep rallies.
Vote! Go to  News12: School Spirit Showdown Top 12


Welcome Back to School!

Dear Trinity Families;

Buenas Noches, Muchachos! We hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable summer break! Just a few reminders for all of our Trinity Families:

September 10 - NO SCHOOL - Rosh Hashanah

September 11 - NO SCHOOL - Rosh Hashanah

September 12 - Regular School Day  and Back To School Night - 6:30 PM - Grades K-2

September 13 - Regular School Day and Back To School Night - 6:30 PM - Grades 3-5

September 14 - PTA Welcome Back Picnic - 5:00 PM

Trinity Students Study Plant Bulbs

Third grade students in Mrs. Larkin's and Ms. Joy's class studied bulbs with Joyce Kent and Naomi Gams-Towers of Hudson Park Children's Greenhouse.  They learned the parts of a bulb and examined a dissected Paperwhite bulb with magnifying glasses, then set up a whole bulb in water and pebbles to grow.  They explored Amaryllis bulbs in more depth -- weighing them and measuring their height and circumference, as well as using their senses of sight, touch and smell to describe them.  All of this was recorded in their Amaryllis Observation booklet.  Finally they planted the bulbs and entered the date on their Data sheets where they will keep track of growth and change.  Each bulb "belongs" to 4 students who will be in charge of their care.  Mrs. Kent and Mrs. Gams-Towers will come back when the blooms are ready to be pollinated and again when, hopefully, seeds have been produced.

Mrs. Larkin's & Mrs. Joy's Class: Studying Plant Bulbs Photo Gallery