Much pressure is put on our children today to excel or succeed. Measures are in place to monitor their yearly progress in school including progress reports, report cards and scholastic achievement tests.Newspapers/social media chronicle the athletic abilities of our teens marketing all star talents on the playing fields and courts. With more and more emphasis put on test scores, student performance, and athletic prowess it is no wonder that children often feel pressured to not only do good but to be the best.
How are we doing as parents? Who is checking on our ability to relate to today's youth in a positive, consistent manner? How do we rate as the caretakers of our own sons and daughters? Who is watching over the adults, watching the children?
Our children are not a clear reflection of our parenting skills but we are their first teachers. They are their own beings whose actions and behaviors may be influenced by outside sources much to our dismay. It is our responsibility as the adults in their life to guide, nurture and model the behavior we would like them to emulate.
As we celebrate the beginning of Lent, a forty day journey of renewal and rebirth, once again, God calls us to rise up to the challenge to be God-like. The most important way we educate our children about our faith in God is by setting an example. Do our children see that our faith is at the center of who we are? This Lent may we ask Jesus to be with us not only on our spiritual journey but as we travel the uncharted path of parenthood. With His help we will all excel and succeed!
Trenton Catholic Academy Lower School is located on a beautiful 64 acre wooded campus in Hamilton, New Jersey serving 330 students in PreK-8. The administration, faculty and parents work together to create an environment that leads children to develop academic, spiritual and social responsibilities. TCA students show concern and respect by reaching out to serve others in peace, justice and love.
Come learn why the TCA Lower School
is a place where students...
Believe, Dream, and Succeed!
Visit our Classrooms to see firsthand all of the exciting things that are happening in the Lower School. For registration information please call, Mrs. Danser, 609-586-5888 ext. 141, or click here.
Winners Announced of the 2017 Respect Life Poster, Video and Essay Contest: We are pleased to share that the following students have been chosen as winners in the Annual Diocesan Contest - Grades K-2 Poster Mercer 1st Runner-up Jailyn Kruk, 2nd Runner-up Daniele Self, Grades 3-5 Poster Mercer 1st Runner-up Fernanda Luna-Torres, Grades 6-8 Poster Diocesan Winner Joshua Arriola, Grades 3-5 Essays Mercer 1st Runner-up Alijah Rivera, Mercer 2nd Runner-up Anthony Arriola, Grades 6-8 Essays Mercer 1st Runner-up Anthony Arrirguzoh, Mercer 2nd Runner-up Erin Stout and Grades 6-8 Videos Diocesan Winner Mrs. Stern's 6th grade class.
We are proud of our Freshman Boys Basketball Team who won the CYO Championship game and once again had an undefeated season! T C A Yay, yay, yay!
TCA students represent our school in a national handwriting contest. Kudos to Amara Martin, Jailyn Kruk and Angelina Morales for being recognized as School Grade Level Winners in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest!
Moved by Mercy was the 2016-17 theme for the Diocese of Trenton's Annual Respect Life Contest. Click here to see Mrs. Stern's 6th grade class video entry.
Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winners - Malik McKoy in the 2nd - 3rd grade division,
Suzie Sloh in the 4th - 5th grade division and Lacoya Newland in the 6th - 8th grade division. How do you spell SUCCESS?
TCA Places in the Top Ten at 2016 Steinert Slam - Our Robotic Team, the Iron Mechs under the direction of Mr. Kocsis and Mr. Bangs placed 6th out of 26 teams who participated in the 9th Annual Steinert Slam! 7th grader Steven Marin, who served as a programmer and team presenter said, "It's not just playing with Leogs, we build with Legos, we learn with Legos, we succeed with Legos." And succeed they did!
8th Graders Shine at Scholastic Olympics - The 8th grade TCA team placed third at the recent Scholastic Olympics sponsored by the National Honor Society. We are proud of our individual winners, Stanley Ihem - 1st place Religion, Josh Colon - 2nd place Social Studies, Yazania Romero - 3rd place Social Studies, Michelle Perez - 3rd place Art, and John Veto - 3rd place Spelling.
Fire Safety Poster Contest Winners Recognized - TCA Lower School received the most winning poster entries in the local Fire Safety Contest sponsored by Colonial Fire Company. Kudos to our winners: Jassiah McNeil, Mahogany McNair, Allyson Moreno, Karolay Perez, Keyshla Casasnovas, Jailyn Kruk, Yaviah Gonzalez, Thiago Orantes, Malik McKoy, Christabel Egerega, Abigail Henry, Imani Francis, Alijah Rivera who was the overall winner, Genesis Reyes, Miles Humphry, Kylie Remboski, Jaview Pardo, Giovanni Monti, Morgan Martin, Amaya Self and Gabriel Luna.
Student Council Makes a Difference! We are proud to announce the 2016-2017 Lower School Student Council - President - Joshua Colon, Vice President - Josephine Abraham, Recorder - Yazania Romero, Class Representatives - Nia Reed, Alan Lopez, Aaron Delvalle , Kimberly Santos, Kylie Remboske and Idris Kabba .
Please check our school website daily for important announcements as we will not be sending home paper copies. Simply go to www.trentoncatholic.org and click on Lower School, then click on Backpack for all of the important papers and announcements. Thank you for helping us Go Green!
TCA has Kids that CARE!
TCA Kids Care is a program that acknowledges students who are…. Courteous - Accepting - Respectful - Exceptional. Students who demonstrate these qualities will be recognized monthly with a certificate and breakfast with Mrs. Reap. We are so proud of our students and are excited to honor them in this special way! Ready, Set, let's CARE!