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Head of School

During the month of November we will be thinking and talking about how thankful we are for so many things. We've asked our students and faculty to reflect on why they are thankful for Trident Academy. We will be posting these thoughts each day on our Facebook page. Be sure to check them out and to like our page!!

In that vein I'd like to tell you why I am thankful for Trident Academy. First and foremost Trident Academy saved my daughter's educational life! She was in second grade at a public school in Mt. Pleasant being "taught" to read using "whole language". Her teacher assured me that she was doing fine and not to worry. However, towards the end of the year, the teacher had a new story: I think we should hold her back. We had her tested and she was diagnosed with disabilities in reading, writing and 'rithmatic, the "3 R's". She attended Trident Academy and learned strategies to use to help her in all three realms. She continues to use those strategies today as the mother of 2 dyslexic children. Which brings me to the second reason I am thankful for Trident Academy. Both of my grandchildren are thriving under the watchful eyes of our fabulous faculty. I am grateful for our consistent, caring and professional teachers who make the difference for all of our students.

We are blessed to have such a wonderful place for our children (and grands!).

Have a wonderful weekend!


We have had a wonderful October learning about empathy!
The month of November's character value is Respect. I cannot wait to continue
to watch our students learn and grow as Trident Academy seahawks! 
Pumpkin patch at Legare Farms
Bill Walsh from Live 5 News visited the Lower Elementary for a lesson on weather.
The classes were featured on the news that evening!

Administration loves hanging out with the Seahorses!!
We love you Mrs.Hall!
Connor working hard to learn the ff, ll, ss, zz "spelling generalization" during LEAD
This LEAD "centers activity" went so well! Wyatt and Julian worked to find the words for each end blend, name the rhyming words, and sort each short vowel rhyming word end blend in alphabetic order! I'm so proud of their focus on thinking through 4 phonemic awareness skills along with reading and sorting!

HUGE thank you to everyone that helped our Fall Festival be such a success!  
OG Program Q&A

OG / AOGPE / LEED & Me- What does it all mean?

Please join Anne Vickers, Trident Academy's Orton Gillingham Fellow for an overview of our OG program and Q&A.

DATE: Wednesday, November 14
Location: Trident"s Hewitt Library
TIME: 7:45 am coffee
         8:00-8:30 conversation

Rewined candles were distributed this week!
Please let us know if there are any issues.
Thank you for such a successful Fundraiser!

Trident Academy’s annual Thanksgiving Brunch is coming this month. 
Please be on the look out for the sign up genius this week. 

Our Next TAPA meeting is Wednesday Nov 7 at 8:15 immediately following drop off. 
Enjoy coffee, that will be provided, while hearing the latest TAPA news and updates.

The Trident Academy canned food drive begins on
Monday November 5th!
The class with the most donations will win a prize!
Donations will be sent to
Florence Crittenton " Hope, Safety & Opportunity for Young Women"

Trident Academy
Play and Feast
Tuesday, November 20th
8:30 am-9:30 am
Feast immediately after!
All families are welcome to attend!

Need Lunch Ideas?
Some of our families have been using a local school lunch delivery service: and LOVE it! Food For Thought -  www.foodforthoughtcharleston.com . Please consider supporting this service. We have to have a certain number participating for them to continue delivering. Thanks for considering! All orders are placed through Food for Thought, not Trident Academy.
Calendar of Events
  • Nov. 7: TAPA Meeting 8:15am/right after drop off
  • Nov. 8 &15: Wear your Dyslexia t-shirts
  • Nov. 9: Dress Down day
  • Nov. 4: End of Daylight Savings
  • Nov. 6: Student holiday(election day)-teacher work day
  • Nov. 7: TAPA 8:15am-9:15am
  • Nov. 20: Lower School Thanksgiving Play/Feast:dismissal after feast
  • Nov. 21-23: Holidays-Thanksgiving
  • Nov. 26: School resumes

Thank you
Thank you to the Brent Family who hosted Trident
elementary students and their families for "Treat before you Trick"
on Halloween. It was a great way for Trident families to get to know
one another! More events like these are in the works!