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2020

Nov

Giving Thanks

11/24/2020
The Reverend Gary Taylor
Beyond the turkey and stuffing, Thanksgiving is, of course, primarily about giving thanks. With the pandemic weighing on everything it can be a little harder than usual to be in a thankful mood, but probably finding things to be grateful for is even more important in this stressful time.

I am grateful for the amazing weather New Orleans has enjoyed (hurricanes aside!) through almost all of this pandemic.  This has allowed me to enjoy far more long walks with family or alone, reveling in our beautiful city.

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Four Tips for Choosing a School During the Covid Era

11/02/2020
Virginia Evans

 

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2020

Jun

Reflections on the Death of Mr. George Floyd

06/04/2020
The Reverend Gary Taylor

I am sure that, like me, you are saddened by the events in our country of the last nine days. The deplorable actions of a small number of men in Minnesota have sparked reactions across the globe ranging from peaceful protests of justifiable indignation to acts of violence and destruction. We are blessed that there has been little reactive violence in New Orleans, but there is no denying that racism and systematic oppression exist nationwide.

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2020

May

Facing The Crisis: A Student Perspective

05/19/2020
Sophie Roussel

Throughout my ten years at Trinity, the core principles of gentleness, generosity, truthfulness, kindness, and bravery have been engraved into my mind. Trinity has shaped me into the person I am today and helped me achieve all my goals. I consider the Pink House to be a second home, and I will miss it when I graduate. Ending my time at Trinity remotely has been sad, and I wish I could finish the school year with my classmates at the school, but unfortunately that is not possible. Despite the challenges presented by quarantine and the coronavirus, Trinity has yet again managed to keep the community connected. 

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Facing the Crisis: A Parent Perspective

05/04/2020
Carrie Lewis

This is the new normal, except there is nothing normal about this.

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2020

Apr

Facing the Crisis: A Teacher Perspective

04/27/2020
Penny Pirri

Several friends and acquaintances have asked me what it is like to teach in a virtual classroom. Quite a few have even mentioned that it must be easier than teaching in a physical classroom on campus. Well, I am here to tell you that in my opinion nothing could be further from the truth! Before I describe the glitches, joys, and unexpected silver linings of teaching Third Grade from my home, let me first take you back to several weeks ago.

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Managing Your Child's Mental Health During this Time

04/08/2020
Caroline Fleiner

During this time of uncertainty, illness, and new norms, it is only natural that our mind and our children’s minds will try to protect themselves. As parents try to manage their fears and anxiety, we must watch out for those of our children as well. Children can show their anxiety in different ways based on their ages.

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2020

Feb

How to Discuss Changing Schools with Your Child

02/14/2020
Caroline Fleiner

Advice from an expert on how to discuss changing schools with your child.

As a Licensed Master Social Worker, School Counselor, and parent of three, I am asked daily by other parents for advice on handling difficult subject matters with their children. One issue that can be particularly tricky for parents this time of year is how to discuss changing schools with their child. No matter the reason, moving to a new environment brings up many emotions for everyone. Here are a few things parents should keep in mind during this process.

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2020

Jan

Helping Little Ones Cope with Big Feelings: Teaching Emotions to Your Toddler

01/28/2020
Michelle Oster

The development that occurs in a young child’s mind is not only remarkable, but also overwhelmingly crucial for his or her growth. Research shows that children develop 85% of their core brain structure by the time they are five years old. This includes learning how to manage their emotions and behaviors, as well as their ability to focus and sustain their attention. While some children will naturally learn how to self-regulate, for most, this is a skill they must be taught, just as reading and writing.

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