Holy Trinity Catholic School awarded the first Umbrella Gotcha recipients of the school year this past week.
Four students were recognized as the inaugural Umbrella Gotcha winners, two for cognitive flexibility and two for exhibiting their kindness.
“The Gotcha program isn't new to Holy Trinity, we have always done it but it was more focused on learning skills,” explained Mary Beth Tersigni McCuen, principal of Holy Trinity. “We saw this as an opportunity to re-invigorate the program and to focus on our Umbrella skills on a school wide level.”
The Umbrella Gotcha Winners are chosen for exhibiting skills of well-being and the program’s name was inspired by The Umbrella Project, a teacher-led curriculum and school-based program created to help teachers, students and parents reframe our perception of challenges and strengthen the skills of well-being to positively cope with the everyday stresses of life, which is taught to all students at Wellington Catholic.
“All our students are excited about the process and families are learning more and more about the ‘Umbrella Project’ in a variety of different ways - classroom lessons, home and school communication, and the Gotcha program,” she said.