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A Note about Our Christmas Charity

December 13th, 2018 by Becca Tellinghuisen

As you collect outerwear items for Mel Trotter Ministries’ Code Blue drive, please consider and talk with your child about why we help others. Our annual Christmas charity is an extension of our character education program. It provides an opportunity to draw connections with the virtues of FRIENDSHIP and WORK. Our Lord has called us “friends” and asks us to love one another as He has loved us. He has blessed us with gifts and opportunities to serve Him and our neighbor through our work. Providing warm clothing for those in need is a good way to show our gratitude and love.


Parent Information Night Flyers for Churches

December 13th, 2018 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Your church is one of the best places to spread the word about Trinitas! As many congregations will welcome visitors during this holiday season, we encourage you to ask your church staff to post a flyer advertising our upcoming Parent Information Night. Flyers should be available next week. Please stop by the office to pick one up!


December Virtue Focus – Work

December 13th, 2018 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Our virtue focus for December is WORK: completing the task at hand the best you can. We were blessed by the thoughtful words of Fr. John Hogg on the meaning and purpose of work in the Christian life. May all our labors form us ever more in the likeness of our Lord as we serve Him and our neighbor in love.

As your family continues to discuss this virtue, here are some recommended readings* and “Try This” ideas.

Grades K-4:
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod (350)
Five Little Chickens (353)
Mother Holly (366)
How the Camel Got His Hump (373)

Grades 5-8:
Intro to Work (347)
Alice’s Supper (359)
Mother Holly (366)
How the Camel Got His Hump (373)

*Readings can be found in The Book of Virtues, ed. William J. Bennett. Copies can be found on AmazonSmile.

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Rook No Further! It’s Time for Chess Club!

December 13th, 2018 by Becca Tellinghuisen

All students will take part in Chess Club, which will meet at 2:05 pm on three Fridays in January and one in February. Students will be dismissed at the regular time. Homeschool students are welcome and should contact their teacher if they will be participating.

FAQs:

Do I need to bring a chess set to chess club?
Trinitas has purchased new chess sets to be used during chess club, so you do not bring a chess set.

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Annual Fund Drive – Week 2

December 6th, 2018 by Peter Marth

Dollar-for-dollar match ends this month!

As of the middle of this week, we have received a little more than $8,250 in gifts ($16,500 counting the dollar-for-dollar match) during our annual fund drive. That leaves us with $43,500 to raise to meet this year’s goal. Don’t forget that the remaining matching funds will expire at the end of this month!

Worth remembering: You aren’t selling (or buying!) candy bars.

Most schools raise funds by selling goods, products, or services door-to-door and to relatives. This practice can place undue pressure on whole families and individual children to reach a substantial sales goal. The sales goal is, of course, inflated well above the school’s actual need because profits are shared with the company providing the goods. Not so at Trinitas. Every dollar you give goes directly to the Christian classical education your child receives, and you haven’t been pressured to sell or buy a thing.


Thoughtful Reader Book Club

December 6th, 2018 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Looking for a winter activity that doesn’t leave you in the cold? Thoughtful Reader (TR) Book Club is here! Thoughtful Reader is open to all students grades K-8. The purpose of the club is to encourage students to read, discuss, and enjoy good literature. We would love every student to join us!

December-January:
Read, read, read!

Friday, February 1: (The groups will meet during the day.)
Book activity, grades K-2
Book discussions, grades 3-8

Wednesday, February 6:
Book Character Day! (for all students)
Leave your uniform home and come dressed as your favorite book character.
(Shhh. Keep your character a secret! We’ll play a guessing game.)

Discussion books for this year:
Grades K-2: Kermit the Hermit and Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent by Bill Peet
Grades 3-4: A Cricket in Times Square, by George Selden
Grades 7-8: A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle
Grades 5-6: You may join grades 3-4 or 7-8.

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Refreshments for Lessons and Carols

December 6th, 2018 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Our Christmas Lessons and Carols program will be held on Friday, December 21, at 10:30 a.m. Please invite friends and family to join us as we celebrate this blessed season!

Refreshments will be served after the program, and we would like to give Trinitas families an opportunity to bring in their favorite (nut-free) homemade or store-bought treat to share.

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Love Trinitas? Write a Review!

December 6th, 2018 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Sharing your enthusiasm about Trinitas on social media may encourage a new family to check out our school. Consider leaving a review on our Facebook page and on Google.


December Virtue of the Month

December 6th, 2018 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Our virtue focus for December is WORK: completing the task at hand the best you can. We are looking forward to hosting Fr. John Hogg from Holy Cross Antiochian Orthodox Church on Wednesday, December 12. Be sure to ask your student about his talk. As we near Christmas break, it is a good time to remind ourselves to continue to be diligent in our work.


Hearing and Vision Screening – December 14

December 6th, 2018 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Students in grades K, 2, and 4 will have hearing testing, and grades 1, 3, 5, and 7 will have vision testing. Homeschool partners who want to be tested should arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m.