Campus Life

Traditions and Events

All School Events

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  • Back to School BBQ

    The Back-to-School BBQ kicks the school year with fun! Parents enjoy meeting families across grades and from both campuses. Students love seeing their teachers on a Saturday, and alumni students return to help with the fun. The TPA organizes the games, dinner, and theme, where dressing up is highly encouraged!
  • Christmas Craft Fair

    This Trinity event is a favorite among the kids! Parents join for a fun day of making Christmas crafts with the students.
  • Fun Day

    It's called Fun Day for a reason! Parents help with games and stations in the spirit of fun competition for our students.
  • Grandparents and Special Friends Day

    Near or far, we grow together. Grandparents and special friends enjoy brunch, a tour of the grades, and a chapel event.
  • Pajama Day/Read Across America Day

    This particular day is when students come in pajamas, sweats, or cozy outfits to celebrate Read Across America day and bring their favorite book to read aloud.
  • 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 must stay home are 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.
  • Book Fair

    Fill your shelves, purchase books to donate, and knock out your holiday shopping without leaving campus! In collaboration with Hicklebee’s Books in San Jose and Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park, the annual book fair brings the bookstore to us! Students create wishlists, teachers add to their classroom libraries, and families donate books to neighboring schools in Menlo Park. Our Librarian and her team of parent volunteers create the Book Fair magic. It’s not to be missed!
  • 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 fundraising. Each year’s event has a different theme and includes a night of dinner, silent auction, live auction, and entertainment.
  • Celebration of Learning

    Your students present who they are as learners during the two May weeks of Celebration of Learning. You and the Trinity community form an authentic audience, providing genuine-time appreciation and feedback for students. Hearing students talk about and exhibit their work attests to the power of students' voices, a defining aspect of Trinity education.

Elementary Campus Events

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  • Big Help

    Trinity families (Early Childhood Campus and Elementary Campus) unite to serve our greater community. There will be on-campus and off-campus activities throughout the day, with a group lunch on campus.
  • 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.
  • 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 regarding the high notes. Bravo!
  • Halloween Carnival

    The Elementary School Campus Halloween celebration begins with a costume parade after lunch. Afterward, students participate in games, crafts, and fun as they move between spooky and spectacular stations. Like most Halloween celebrations, there aren’t many tricks but plenty of treats!
  • Christmas Pageant

    This pageant service narrates the story of Jesus and his family. Grade 5 students lead the way, acting, singing, and telling the story. Every grade and child has a role in the chorus of shepherds, angels, or whenever a Trinity family’s baby is the star!
  • Graduation

    All students move up from one grade to the next on this exciting closing service on the 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.

Early Childhood Campus Events

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  • Halloween Parade

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  • 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.