Join us for the 3rd Annual Julia Robinson Math Festival hosted by Trinity School. This is a dynamic STEM event designed to challenge and delight participants. Students will enjoy hands-on math exhibits, entertaining mathematical games, and intriguing puzzles and brainteasers. We welcome both current students and non-Trinity students. Our event is geared toward elementary-aged children but games and challenges can be modified to meet the needs of a broad range of skill sets. 

Date: Oct. 19

Time: 1:30-3:30p

Location: Lehman Hall, Trinity School, Upper Campus: 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park

Contact: Colette McWilliams for additional information: cmcwilliams@trinity-mp.org

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival offers students advanced and thought-provoking mathematics in a social and cooperative atmosphere. Students choose among several tables offering problem sets, games, or puzzles with mathematical themes. They work as long as they wish, while a facilitator provides support and encouragement. Motivation comes from the social interaction, rather than from any prize, grade, medal, or ranking. Festivals are run locally and supported by a national network. They can address any level of student, from those struggling with mathematics to those soaring in achievement.

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Upcoming Events
  • Back to School Night
    Back to School Night
    Date:September 19, 6:30-8:00 pm
    Location:Lower Campus, Angus Hall
    Who:Lower Campus Students

    Parents are invited into the classroom to hear all about the year ahead. The evening starts in the Great Hall and then breaks into classrooms. Parental attendance is greatly encouraged! This is a child-free event.

  • Mom’s Mixer
    Mom’s Mixer
    Date:Thursday, September 27, 6:30-8:30
    Location:Oak and Violet, Menlo Park
    Who:Trinity Moms

    Join us for an evening of fun, food, and laughter with other Trinity moms. Click to Register

     

  • Blessing of the Animals – Upper Campus
    Blessing of the Animals – Upper Campus
    Date:September 30, 2019
    Location:Upper Campus
    Who:Upper Campus Students

    In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and ecology, we honor and bless all creatures great and small. Your favorite, well-behaved pet (breathing or stuffed) or a photograph of an animal that needs to stay home are all welcome. Animal friends must be leashed or caged appropriately. Arrive at school with your pet to be blessed for this courtyard Chapel service. Afterward, students go to class, live animals go home, and stuffed animals take a break in backpacks or cubbies until the end of the day.

     

    Lower Campus Blessing of the Animals is on Oct 3.

  • Dad’s Dinner
    Dad’s Dinner
    Date:October 4, 7:00pm
    Location:Bowlmor, 10123 N Wolfe Rd #20, Cupertino
    Who:Trinity Dads

    Trinity Dads gather for a fun evening of bowling and good times.  Dinner and drinks included. We hope to see you there!

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  • Book Fair
    Book Fair
    Date:October 15-18, 2019
    Location:Upper Campus: Library
    Who:Trinity Students + Parents

    Hooray for Books!

    Once a year, our library is transformed into a bookstore! A thoughtfully curated collection of the best books for children and adults will be available for purchase. A percentage of the proceeds goes towards new books for the Trinity School library. Please come and show your support!

    Lower Campus hosts a Book Fair Day on Oct. 17th in Trinity Hall.

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  • Julia Robinson Math Festival
    Julia Robinson Math Festival
    Date:October 19, 2019
    Location:Lehman Hall, Upper Campus
    Who:Current and Non Trinity Students, with Adult Chaperone

    This is a dynamic STEM event designed to challenge and delight participants. Students will enjoy hands-on math exhibits, entertaining mathematical games, and intriguing puzzles and brainteasers. We welcome both current students and non-Trinity students. All students must be accompanied by an adult chaperone for the duration of the event. The activities are designed for students in grades K-5 but, older children are welcome to join as well.

    Registration is open!

    We are also looking for volunteers, use the RSVP to sign up.

    Contact Colette McWilliams for additional information: cmcwilliams@trinity-mp.org

Back to School BBQ

The Back-to-School BBQ kicks off the school year with fun for every Trinity family! Parents enjoy meeting families across grades and from both campuses. Students love seeing their teachers on a Saturday, and alumni students return to help out with the fun. The TPA organizes the games, dinner, and a theme, where dressing up is highly encouraged!   trinity-2016-back-to-school-bbq  

Learning at Trinity

Join this February community breakfast, where teachers present an in-depth examination of a part of the curriculum followed by community discussion and conversation. Learn how curricular topics  and concepts, such as writing, reading, math, problem-solving, and design thinking build from grade to grade as students grow and develop.   20160202_G3_L@T from Trinity School on Vimeo.

Community Nights

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Annual Benefit

The annual Spring Benefit is produced and staffed by the Trinity Parent Association. The event is a time for both fun-raising and fund-raising. Each year’s event has a different theme and includes a night of dinner, silent auction, live auction, and entertainment.   trinity-2016-benefit-lee-trio

Celebration of Learning

Your student presents who they are as a learner during the two May weeks of Celebration of Learning. You and the Trinity community form an authentic audience, providing real time appreciation and feedback for students. Hearing students talk about and exhibit their work, attests to the power of student voice, a defining aspect of a Trinity education.   Trinity-2016-Celebration of learning  

Mom's Mixer

Start the school year off by getting to know other mothers in the Trinity community. This social evening is a great time to check in with old friends and meet new ones as well.

Dad's Dinner

Get to know other Trinity dads. Reconnect with old friends. This informal evening at the beginning of the year offers dads a relaxed evening gathering.

Penny Panic

The annual Penny Panic raises money for all the service learning projects throughout the year. Students earn their own money for Penny Panic by doing household chores, hosting lemonade stands, etc. Past service learning projects using Penny Panic earnings educated students about the Syrian refugee crisis, the importance of clean drinking water, and saving endangered animals.   trinity-2016-penny-panic-2

Blessing of the Animals

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and ecology, we honor and bless all creatures great and small. Your favorite, well-behaved pet (breathing or stuffed) or a photograph of an animal that needs to stay home are all welcome. Animal friends must be leashed or caged appropriately. Arrive at school with your pet to be blessed for this courtyard Chapel service. Afterwards, students go to class, live animals go home, and stuffed animals take a break in backpacks or cubbies until the end of the day.   trinity-2016-blessing-of-the-animals-2

Book Fair

Fill your shelves, purchase books to donate, and knock out your holiday shopping all without leaving campus! In collaboration with Hicklebee’s Books in San Jose, the annual book fair brings the bookstore to us! Students create wishlists, teachers add to their classroom libraries, and families donate books to other neighboring schools in Menlo Park. Our Librarian and her team of parent volunteers create the Book Fair magic. It’s not to be missed!   trinity-2016-book-fair Book Fair Buzz from Trinity School on Vimeo.

Opera A La Carte

In a partnership with San Francisco Opera, Grade 5 students practice for weeks to prepare for an all school performance. While students learn and practice songs in Music class, the visiting opera stars carry most of the heavy lifting when it comes to the high notes. Bravo!   trinity-2016-opera-a-la-carte

Halloween Carnival

The Upper Campus Halloween celebration begins with a costume parade after lunch. Afterwards, students participate in games, crafts, and fun as they move between spooky and spectacular stations. As with most halloween celebrations, there aren’t many tricks but there are plenty of treats!   trinity-2015-halloween-2

Family Chapel

On the last day before Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter breaks, Family Chapel starts at 11:00 a.m, and welcomes all family members. It’s a warm community Chapel filled with excited families anticipating the upcoming holiday. Most students have some special adult attend with them. Chapel ends by 11:30, closing school for the coming holiday time. Extended care is not available after Family Chapel.  

Christmas Craft Fair

The Upper Campus Christmas Craft Fair is all about giving. The TPA converts Lehman Hall into Santa’s Workshop with parent-managed craft stations. Students create handmade gifts for the special people in their lives and create cards or small gifts for a service learning project.   trinity-2015-christmas-craft-fair-community

Advent Lessons and Carols

This all-school Advent service narrates the story of Jesus and his family. Grade 5 students lead the way,  acting, singing, and narrating the story. Every grade and every child has a role in the chorus or perhaps as a shepherds, an angel, or a sheep.  Whenever possible a Trinity family’s baby is the  star!   trinity-2015-advent-lesson-carols  

Design Thinking Day

We face a community challenge in cross grade teams on this day. Engaging in a design thinking process, student teams build and present prototype solutions to the challenge. Cardboard, tape, glue and ideas from everyone on the team make for inventions you’ve never seen before!   View More: http://lilidurkin.pass.us/design-thinking-2015 20160327_ALL_Design Thinking Day from Trinity School on Vimeo.

SMARTSS Night

SMARTS Night features what students have accomplished over the course of the year in Science, Music, Art, Spanish, and Service Learning. Start with a walk through the Art Gallery and then the Specialists’ classrooms. You’ll top off the evening with a musical performance by all grades.   DSC_0607_2  

Grandparents and Special Friends Day

A special morning during Celebrate Learning Week, students may invite grandparents or a special friend to share in their morning. Guests attend Chapel and spend an hour in the class with their student, followed by brunch in Lehman Hall. Parents don’t attend.   trinity-2016-grandparents-3

Family Engineering Night

Parents and Kindergarten through Grade 5 students (K-5) use creative problem solving, teamwork, and communication to solve engineering challenges together during this evening of challenge and fun. The evening fun happens during Exploration Week, a week of no homework, so everyone can be an engineer! trinity-2016-family-engineering-night

Fun Day

Upper Campus Fun Day means school’s almost out for the summer! The fun begins with a tasty, kid friendly lunch. Then students break into teams lead by a Grade 5 captain. This event values teamwork above all else. All activities are outdoors and some events involve water so make sure your child wears sunscreen and clothes that can get wet!   trinity-2015-fun-day-2  

Graduation

All students move up from one grade to the next on this exciting closing service on last day of the school year. The highlight of Graduation Chapel is the individual presentation made by each Grade 5 student. Chapel begins at 10 a.m.     trinity-2016-graduation-3

Exploration Week

Exploration Week is an intentional break from assigned classroom homework so that children can pursue other interests individually or with their families. Students are encouraged to read, draw, cook, play games, spend time outside or even just take a brain break.

Student Store

Friday afternoon, school’s out for the weekend. What’s better than a treat to start the weekend. This long-standing Trinity tradition is one students love and joyfully anticipate.

Book Fair

Fill your shelves, purchase books to donate, and knock out your holiday shopping all without leaving campus! In collaboration with Kepler’s books in Menlo Park, our annual book fair brings the bookstore to us! Students create wish-lists, teachers add to their classroom libraries, and families donate books to other neighboring schools in Menlo Park.  It’s not to be missed!   trinity-2016-book-fair-2

Blessing of the Animals

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and ecology, we honor and bless all creatures great and small. Your favorite, well-behaved pet (breathing or stuffed) or a photograph of an animal that needs to stay home are all welcome. Animal friends must be leashed or caged appropriately.    IMG_0680

Halloween Parade

The Lower Campus Halloween parade features costumes the children have made themselves – with a little support from teachers! Families eagerly await the parade of students coming down the stairs and taking a ceremonial lap around the big courtyard tree to the love and applause of parents.   IMG_1632

Thanksgiving Family Feast

Sharing a meal and giving thanks captures the spirit of this special pre-Thanksgiving gathering. Lower Campus families bring a dish their family enjoys during the holidays. No one leaves hungry! It’s a beautiful way to share traditions and well wishes with your community before Thanksgiving.   IMG_3786

Christmas Craft Fair

The Lower Campus Christmas Craft Fair is a young-child set of crafts that parents help children make on a magical December morning in the Parish Hall. Intent on their work, amazed at the outcomes, children delight in taking their gifts home in a bag nearly as big as they are.   IMG_4391  

Gift Exchange

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Pajama Day

Pajama Day is full of cozy fun! Lower Campus Students and teachers come dressed in their pajamas, anxious to see what mischief their stuffed animals have gotten into overnight! After playing flashlight tag and reading bedtime stories, this memorable day is topped off with a delicious breakfast themed snack. A highly anticipated community favorite, this one is not to be missed.   trinity-2016-pajama-day-parents

Fun Day

Games, water fun on the grass and a family picnic close out the Lower Campus school year.