School Trips

Kindergarten: Dr. Pillar: a visit to the dentist to teach dental hygiene.

Schmitt’s Pumpkin Farm: children are immersed in an authentic farm experience where they not only learn about pumpkins and vegetables but experience becoming farmers themselves.

1st Grade: Our field trip is to the Vanderbilt Planetarium which correlates with our science unit focusing on outer space (the planets, sun, and moon), and weather.

2nd Grade: Whaling Museum: Students visit the Whaling Museum in Cold Spring Harbor in alignment with their unit on mammals and sea creatures. Students carve their own scrimshaw boxes and explore artifacts from the ocean. The students also enjoy a scavenger hunt and learn about Long Island’s correlation to our oceans.

3rd Grade: BOCES Environmental Education Center: Students in the 3rd and 4th grades participate in the Homestead Ecology program, which give students a hands-on learning experience through participation in Early American craft activities and the nature trail systems. With comparisons to modern day living, this program helps students to develop an appreciation of the colonial lifestyle and comparative technologies.

Safety Town: Under the guidance of the Nassau County Police Department, students learn about pedestrian and bicycle safety.  Students practice their newly acquired skills while riding bicycles and driving motorized cars through the miniature model town at Eisenhower Park.

Cradle of Aviation and Nassau County Fire Fighters’ Museum: Students spend the morning with a guided tour exploring the aerospace museum and Long Island’s part in the history of aviation and space travel. In the afternoon, students visit the Fire Fighter’s museum and learn about fire safety.  Students also have an opportunity to visit the 9/11 exhibit that honors 18 heroic fire fighters from Nassau County.

4th Grade BOCES Environmental Education Center: Students participate in the Homestead Ecology program, which gives students a hands-on learning experience through participation in Early American craft activities and the nature trail systems. With comparisons to modern day living, this program helps students to develop an appreciation of the colonial lifestyle and comparative technologies.

South Street Seaport Museum: Students experience and learn about colonial New York. Using the Museum as an artifact, students discover architectural features of the building’s Colonial Revival style such as its columns and brickwork. Then, they assume the role of an architect to create their own models based on this style.

5th Grade Philadelphia Trip: Fifth graders and their parents travel to Philadelphia here they spend part of the day exploring The Franklin Institute, a “hands on” science museum. The remainder of the day is spent on a tour of Old City Philadelphia, an area rich with the history of our nation. Highlights include: The Liberty Bell, The Franklin Printing Press, Independence Hall, Betsy Ross’ House, and other historic sights!

Food Pantry Trip: For the past three years, fifth grade has visited the local United Methodist Food Pantry. On this short walking trip, students are able to become familiar with the process necessary to help many local families in need. Students develop a greater understanding of how many people in our area need assistance and how they can personally contribute to their community.

6th Grade Medieval Times: This specific field trip coincides with the 6th grade social studies curriculum. Visiting Medieval Times brings studying the Middle Ages to life. The children enjoy a feast including chicken, a bake potato, garlic bread, and a cookie.

7th Grade Camp Koinonia: Students participant for three days and two nights in Camp Koinonia’s environmental education program. The program includes lessons that teach participants about God’s creation, and ways we can preserve it and use it wisely. Over the three days, students learn about forest ecology, water ecology, different kinds of wild animals (birds, mammals, insects, etc.), and the effect people have had on the animals and their habitats, and how we can take better care of them. Students also learn a variety of survival and camping skills: use of a compass, building a fire, building a shelter, how to prepare for a hike or other outdoor trip, and some emergency procedures and survival skills.

Old Bethpage Restoration: Students travel back in time and experience life in a recreated mid-19th-century American village. The 209-acre village includes an assortment of homes, farms and businesses.

8th Grade Washington D.C.: Students travel to Washington, DC for two days. The trip is a wonderful opportunity for students to experience history and our nation’s capitol. Students visit the U.S. Capitol Building, the White House, the National Cathedral, Arlington Cemetery, the Federal Bureau of Engraving, The Holocaust Museum, various monuments and memorials including the Jefferson, Lincoln, Iwo Jima, Roosevelt, World War II, Korea, MLK, and Vietnam Memorials. Students finish their tour with a choice of Smithsonian museums such as the Air and Space Museum and American History Museum.

Holocaust Museum: Students visit the Holocaust Museum which presents a detailed and comprehensive chronicle of the Holocaust, and utilizes multimedia displays, artifacts, archival footage, testimonies from local Survivors and Liberators, and encompasses a special gallery for changing exhibits.

Graduation Trip: Students celebrate the exciting conclusion of their time at Trinity Lutheran School with a trip to Great Adventure Amusement Park.

6th-8th  Grades New York City Christmas Trip: NYC is a fantastic place to visit during the Christmas season. Each year the Middle School students take a trip into NYC and experience a live show. Past shows have included: The Grinch on Broadway, The Big Apple Circus, Cirque du Soleil, and A Christmas Carol.

End of year Picnics for all grades