Hello, Trident Academy Family. Here is your news for the coming week.
Weekly Updates
Head of School
September Arrives!

Sometimes in the mornings, I feel just the slightest breath of cool air. This causes my heart to leap inside my chest as I begin to anticipate "sweater" weather. By the end of the day, however, we are right back to "sweat" weather! 

September is a crazy weather time in the Lowcountry. Just when you think it's going to get cooler or stay cool, a blast of hot tropical air, sometimes in the form of a hurricane comes blasting onto shore!

We will closely monitor the tropics for the next several weeks. If evacuations are ordered or if public schools close so as to open shelters, Trident Academy will close. Sometimes it seems frivolous to do so; sometimes the track changes and they don't come close to us. But then, sometimes they do hit and we all need to be prepared and safe.

In the event that we do close for a hurricane (or any other weather event), teachers will post assignments in RenWeb so that we can keep the academic juices flowing. We will reopen school when we know our building is safe and roads are passable. (This may or may not coincide with public schools!) We will keep everyone updated through RenWeb and the Parent Alert text messaging service.

We've finished another great week at Trident Academy! 

Enjoy your weekend!!

Betsy


EXCEPTIONAL SC NEWS

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) will begin accepting applications for the Parental Refundable Tax Credit at  noon on Monday, September 17 . This credit is for tuition payments made in 2018 to qualifying schools for your exceptional needs child for the 2018-2019 school year.  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION   
The application will be available at  dor.sc.gov/forms  on Monday, September 17 at noon.
Only the current version of the application will be accepted.
Please  email  your completed application for faster processing. The address is  TaxTech@dor.sc.gov .
Be prepared as you complete the application by having all of your information ready. Visit  dor.sc.gov/exceptional-sc  for information on what’s new on this year’s application (Form SCH TC-57A).
The credit cap is $2 million, and credits will be issued in the order of receipt of correct and complete applications. Applications may be submitted to the SCDOR by mail to the address that will be provided on the form or by email as a PDF attachment to  TaxTech@dor.sc.gov
Please note that the fastest way to submit your application is by email. 
If you have questions about this credit, please reach out to the SCDOR at  TaxTech@dor.sc.gov

GUIDANCE
This week in Guidance...
This week is guidance we learned about what it meant to have courage! We discovered that everyone has done courageous things even if they are small. We also realized that coming to school everyday and working through our learning differences is a act of courage. Next week we will be talking about courageous people! 
LOWER ELEMENTARY
The Seahorse class on picture day
UPPER ELEMENTARY
The Upper Elementary was able to meet a service dog and learn all about how they help people in the community.
HIGH SCHOOL
Peyton Stevens
dressed as the Landlady from the short story "Of the Same Name" by Roald Dahl. HS English will be focusing on crimes in literature for our forensic science PBL this year, and they will construct a gallery of literary criminals in the classroom. Peyton/The Landlady was the first.
MIDDLE SCHOOL
Working on a rap song about the natural land forms of South Carolina
The middle school learned the importance of a well written procedure with a fun building activity.
HAPPY DRESS DOWN DAY!
The 6th graders were loving dress down day!
LOWER ELEMENTARY
Mrs. Geberth’s friends lookin’ good on picture day! 
Mrs. Brown’s star fish enjoy sharing books with each other 
Enjoying our pizza on pizza day!! 
TAPA
Save the Date
OYSTER ROAST

October 13 2018
6:00-10:00 PM
Cooper River Brewing (Thank you to James and Andrea Martin )
21+ only

This annual tradition is a great way to get to know the
Trident Parent & Community (friends of the school too!)

 There will be good company as well as oysters, chili, hot dogs, beer, wine, and soft
drinks. There will also be raffles full of Lowcountry
treasures! This is "the" event of the season.  


SPONSORS & RAFFLE ITEMS
If you would like to be a sponsor for the Oyster Roast or know a company/person who would like to sponsor, please contact Heather Norton  f or further information about sponsorship

We are also looking for raffle items. Please contact heather with items or ideas.  

Rewined Candle Fundraiser
  • Be on the look out for "Rewined Candle" packets that were sent home on Tuesday, Sept. 4th. These make great hostess gifts, impromptu gifts, or to have on hand for holidays.
  • Candles will be delivered to the school in October. So, this will get them here in time to make great holiday gifts.
  • For your convenience order forms are available on RenWeb.
  • Trident Academy will receive 50% of the sales!
  • This is a big fundraiser for us. Last year we sold $6000 and so Rewind gave Trident Academy $3000!
  • Due Tuesday, Sept. 18th
  • Come by and smell samples set up in the mall area of the school.
LAST CALL!
PE and Dyslexia T-shirts
There is still time to get in your t-shirt forms if you have not already. All forms and payments were due today however, will still accept orders and forms on Monday morning. Shirts are $15. Please make checks out to Trident Academy or you may pay with cash.
Need Lunch Ideas?
Some of our families have been using a local school lunch delivery service: Food For Thought -  www.foodforthoughtcharleston.com . Without a few other Trident Academy subscribers, FFT will have to discontinue service. Thanks for considering! All orders are placed through Food for Thought, not Trident Academy.
Calendar of Events
  • Tue-Fri. Sept. 18-21: Green River Preserve 6th-8th grades, overnight field trip
  • Tue Sept. 18: Rewined Candle forms and payment due
  • Oct.13: Trident Academy Annual Oyster Roast. Get your tickets here: