We are blessed at Trinity to have families with hearts to serve our school. The PTF is grateful to each parent who shows up at events, bakes a pie, and works a shift. You might not think too much about it, but the PTF does--and it matters. But more importantly, your kids are watching you. Every time you show up in the classroom to make copies, grade papers, organize special events, drop off food or coffee, invite their teacher to dinner - your child loves you a little more for loving their school. Just last week as I was heading out to a PTF meeting, my 4th grader Bella came to give me a kiss and said, "Make me proud..." I laughed at how we reversed roles, and she was telling ME to make her proud; what a compliment.
Why do I serve? I serve because I want to serve God. Secondly, I serve because I enjoy helping to meet the needs of others. I watched my mom do this, and without my realizing it, this became a core value for me. Now, I look at Bella and hope that she will continue to realize the value of serving others before self, and choose this as a core value for her life as well.
It's been a privilege to serve on the PTF. I'm grateful to the women who sit on the committee with me - Erin, Nicia, and Lauren. We have been blessed by so many parents who worked side by side with us to serve our teachers, staff, and school. As a bonus, the relationships cultivated while serving are some of the best I've ever had.
A special thanks to all of you who served this school year, whether for five minutes or daily. We see you, we appreciate you, and we pray that your desire to serve the school will grow and you will find joy in at least one of the many opportunities to support TCS. If you aren't currently involved and would like to be, please email PTF@TCSKailua.net and we will be happy to help you get plugged in.
Thanks to all the parents, teachers and staff for allowing me the opportunity to serve you this year. I look forward to being a servant at TCS in the years to come.
Colossians 3:23-24 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ."