This past weekend, my husband noticed that the yard actually needed to be mowed, so he asked our youngest son, Justin, to add it to his chore list on Saturday. The chore list wasn’t exceedingly long, but included outdoor yard work that frankly, no one in our family enjoys doing. Justin enjoyed a leisurely Saturday and realized rather late in the day that he hadn’t finished any of the outside chores, and needless to say, was less than happy when he acknowledged that the list still needed to be completed although it would likely be dark outside when he finished. It was. J
When I talk with my friends about the subject of kids and chores, it seems we all struggle. Some feel guilty because their children are working so hard at school that they don’t want to add more to their to-do list, while others feel anxious that they’re asking too much because their children are already so busy with extracurricular activities. I’ve struggled with both of those thoughts from time to time, and I’ve also struggled, like many of my friends, with the fact that chores don’t make my kids happy, and as a mom, I want my children to be happy all the time. Theoretically, I know that statement sounds absurd because it’s not possible, but it’s still the heart of every mom I know. What I’m continually learning is that my parenting decisions in the moment are best made when I keep the long view in mind.
The article linked below this letter is rather astonishing concerning the importance of children contributing to household chores. I thought you would enjoy reading it, and it would serve as a good reminder to all of us that although our children may not thank us in the moment for making them take out the trash and feed the dog, it ultimately can pay big dividends in the end.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Interim Lower School Head
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CHECK OUT THESE FUN VIDEO CLIPS FROM ASSEMBLY ON WEDNESDAY!
We were blessed this past Wednesday morning with a PATT-funded music assembly, “From Bach to Doo-wop,” led by a group of local musicians, Capital Transit. Check out the links below to view a couple of short video clips of the morning’s fun!
TICKET LINK – Hello, Dolly!
If you would like to order tickets to the High School Theatre Arts production of Hello, Dolly! on March 23 or 24, please use this link
SUPPORT THE THEATRE ARTS
Help Theatre Arts raise funds for their production by eating at Chipotle on Strickland Road on Tuesday, March 27 between 4 and 8pm. Trinity Theatre Arts receives 50% of your purchase if you show this paper flyer or this image on your phone.
YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW!
This is the first order of the year.
Visit this online link to order your Trinity Academy Yearbook for 2017-18. Personalization is FREE! Choosing personalization allows you to have four pages to design that tells your child’s school year story. If you don’t feel like designing pages, choosing personalization allows you to have four blank autograph pages in the back of the yearbook. You need to make the selection when you purchase your yearbook. Personalization tutorials are offered during yearbook class in the iLAB on the following dates and times:
• Mondays: March 12, 26 and April 9 from 2:20-3:00 pm
• Mondays – March 19 and April 16 from 8:10-9:10 am
Don’t want to buy a yearbook? Go online and choose your FREE ebook!
Here’s the link: https://trinityyearbook.picaboo.com/
RUNNING CLUB IS BACK!
Coach Martin is being joined by Mr. Jepson for the Spring edition of Trinity’s Running Club. The first session is Thursday, March 15. Please register here by March 13. Running club meets every Tuesday and Thursday after school until May. This will also help your child prepare for the Second Empire 5k Classic being held on our campus on Saturday, April 21.
2018-19 ONE-PAGE CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE
Find the downloadable PDF and a link to sync your devices HERE.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
March 12-15: Classroom level Poetry and Prose presentations
March 15: End of the third quarter! First day of Running Club!
March 16: No School. Teacher work day.
Week of March 19: Second Level Poetry and Prose presentations
March 28: Final Poetry and Prose competition at 8:30 in Founders Hall. Parents welcome!
March 30: All-School Good Friday Chapel and early release day
Week of April 2-6: Spring Break!