Students Celebrate Week of Love

By Morgan Kogan, Staff Writer

Students celebrated Valentine’s Day with the Week of Love from Feb. 11 to Feb. 14. Organized by members of the SCOPE council, each day of the week placed a spotlight on gratitude and love throughout the community.

Love Week kicked off on Monday, Feb. 11 with a special advisory activity. Students wrote messages of appreciation to teachers to show gratitude for what they do at Trinity Hall.

Faculty and students alike enjoyed the activity. “The advisory activity and Love Week further affirmed, for me, why I love my job so much,” teacher Lauren Pappa said. “Knowing that my presence here is appreciated makes me feel even better about being a part of the Trinity Hall community.”

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Students decorated bags that included notes of thanks for their teachers on the first day of Love Week on Feb. 11. (Photo by Isabella Giallanza)

“We don’t always show the faculty the appreciation they deserve. They might not realize how impressionable we are, and how their enthusiasm for teaching impacts us in a positive way,” sophomore Jackie Drudy said.

Tuesday’s event was postponed due to a snow day. Held on Wednesday instead, students wore crazy socks and were asked to bring an additional pair to donate to the Madonna House, which serves impoverished families, women and children. At the end of the day, the community was able to contribute several baskets full of socks.

Also on Wednesday, SCOPE held a bake sale with both sweet and healthy treats. All money earned from the sale was donated to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in honor of Piper Palmieri, the daughter of former Assistant Head of School James Palmieri.

Thursday’s dress down day, which also raised money for CHOP, brought joy to the end of Love Week. In total, the community raised more than $1200 for the hospital.

“Seeing everyone come together to support such an amazing cause truly meant a lot. It goes to show how we can make a difference in the lives of others,” freshman SCOPE member Haley Nelson said.

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