I was 22 years old when I first came to the United States. While I had a decent, working knowledge of the English language, there was plenty that left me puzzled. I heard this strange song, "Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam..." I pictured one or two of them in the kitchen, a handful in the living room, maybe one in the hallway – it's a narrow place after all. I certainly failed to see why even a diehard animal lover would desire this. Eventually I figured out it meant ...there where the buffalo roam... Countless other occasions followed when I understood the words but not the meaning.
Being new to a school (and for many of you, new to the state or even the country!) can feel just like that. "LS lunch training will take place in the OHM conference room; please sign up on the Parent Portal and be sure to park in Lot C." What ??!!??
The Admission Office at Trinity Christian School works with a super group of Mentor Moms who reach out to assigned new families. Each Mentor Mom calls or emails her new families when they accept our offer of admission, shortly before school starts, once during the first month of the new school year, and beyond that as seems helpful, desirable, or necessary.
If you have postponed applying because the transition to a new school seems daunting – it can be, but the Trinity community stands ready to help you.
(Oh, and on our campus the buffalo roam most after the last bell of the day, but your Mentor Mom will tell you all about that!)