Friday Fanfare

Final Fanfare

June 3, 2018

Dear Trinity Families,
Nick Iannitto has written this "Final Fanfare" as he and his daughter, Abby, after being at Trinity Catholic for the last nine years, move on to their next adventures.
With God’s blessings,

Kimber Moehrman, Principal

Here we are at the end of another school year. Like many of you this year, we felt it seemed to fly by at light speed. Unlike many of you, we will not be returning. Our journey through Trinity has come to its logical conclusion. After 9 years, we now focus on high school. I really don’t think it would have been possible had we not decided to make Trinity our first destination.

We were determined to have Abby attend a Catholic elementary school. While the academic standards here are excellent, that’s not what motivated our decision. We came here so our child could come to learn where her faith could be encouraged, grown and blossomed. Great academics can be found in many schools. Providing children with an atmosphere where good character, respect and love thrive is something very rare. A child’s academics can be fixed at any point in his/her life. You can’t fix a child’s character, respect, trust and love for others when they’re about to enter high school. That has to happen at a much earlier age. I’ve seen it happen every day for 9 straight years as Abby has attended class at Trinity. This school has made sure she would know what it is like to be a disciple of Christ and take that path wherever it may lead.

We did not know the challenges that she would have to face. We did not know how she would overcome them. We just knew that this was the only option for her. There was no doubt, no hesitation, no way she should be anywhere else.

There are just so many blessings she received coming here. She received hands-on individual attention that she couldn’t receive in a larger school. Any issues she had, and she’s had a few over the years, the teachers would detect, treat and solve. Every teacher has been a blessing. Everyone wonderfully different, and everyone wonderfully loving.

We’ve been through 3 different principals and each succeeding one was better, in different ways, than the one they were replacing. We’ve seen this school grow, not by student population, but by faith, hope and love.

You walk in the main entrance and over it you see, “To Teach as Jesus Did.” You initially go in feeling self-assured you’re doing the right thing taking your child here. You have no idea just how much this school lives up to this mantra until you’ve experienced all 9 years. You have no idea of the depth of friendships, community and love you will receive here.

We have been drowning in love since we took our daughter to Kindergarten screening, and it hasn’t stopped. There’s just so much love here. That’s not to say it’s perfect. Nor does everything always work out the way you want it to, but it has a way of working out the way it needs to be.

In our darkest time, when Abby’s mother went to join God in his eternal kingdom, the love we have received has been non-stop. That was almost 5 years ago, and we are still receiving so much love from everyone working at Trinity and every wonderful family we get to know. I knew immediately that there was no way we could ever repay everyone for their prayers that carried us through that very difficult time or for all that has been taught to my daughter here daily.

All we can do is pay it forward. For the last 4 years, we’ve tried to do just that. We’ve attended what we could attend, provided advice when asked, and
helped out when asked. We’ve tried very hard to apply what Jesus taught through his own example. We’ve tried to be servant leaders.

We hope we’ve done enough. We hope we’ve made a difference. We hope we’ve given an example to follow. For now, our journey has come to an end here at Trinity. There’s no doubt God will still bless this place when we leave, Jesus will still walk through these halls after we have left, and the Holy Spirit will continue to do wonderful things here when we have become a distant memory.

To say thank you seems so little, so meager, so inadequate, but it’s all we can say for being so loved for 9 straight years. May the blessed Trinity bless you, as it has our family for many, many years to come.

Warmest Regards,

The Iannitto Family