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From the Trinitas Marketing Committee

October 12th, 2018 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Spread the word about Trinitas! Is your family involved in a play, musical, ballet, or anything that has a program that needs sponsors? Trinitas is one of the best-kept secrets in Grand Rapids, and we are looking for creative ways to let everyone know about our great school!


Singapore Math Parent Session

October 12th, 2018 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Parents are invited to a session to learn more about Singapore Math model drawing on Friday, October 26, at 1:45 p.m.  Primarily covering 3rd grade and up, it will be particularly helpful for parents of 5th and 6th graders.


Grandparents’ Day Food Donations

October 12th, 2018 by Becca Tellinghuisen

We look forward to welcoming our Grandparents’ Day guests next Wednesday! Thank you to all who signed up to donate supplies for our treats. All items are needed Monday morning.


Speech Meet Guidelines

October 11th, 2018 by Becca Tellinghuisen

One goal we have at Trinitas is for our students to be comfortable and articulate in front of an audience. The annual speech meet provides one opportunity to practice some of the skills necessary for this. We recognize that some children naturally love an audience while the mere thought of such attention fills others with anxiety. Please do your best to encourage your child so that this will be a positive experience. Practice with your child often and encourage him or her to do his or her best, but also reassure your child that we do not require perfection. Also explain that even though some students will receive special recognition, it’s possible that all of them will do an excellent job. The judges often have a tough time deciding!

WHO: All full-time Trinitas students, grades K-8, will participate in our annual speech meet; homeschool partnership students are welcome to participate. Students will be memorizing and reciting material of their choice in front of their fellows and judges; parents and siblings are invited to come and watch.  Students should wear their dress uniforms.
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Landscaping Help Needed

October 5th, 2018 by Becca Tellinghuisen
We are looking to spruce up our school entrance!  If you are able to do some digging and earth-moving to help get us started, please come to the school on Thursday, October 25.  Work will begin after school dismisses.  You may arrive later as you are able.  Bring a shovel!  An extra wheelbarrow would also be helpful.

Speech Meet Selections Due Soon – Judges Needed

October 5th, 2018 by Becca Tellinghuisen

The annual speech meet provides an opportunity for K-8 students to practice some of the skills necessary for becoming comfortable and articulate in front of an audience.  Selections are due October 22.  A good place to start looking for a selection is The Book of Virtues, ed. William J. Bennett.  Both humorous and serious selections are welcomed as we hope to include one of each in our all-school presentation.

Are you interested in serving as a speech meet judge?  Please watch for details!


October Virtue Focus: SELF-DISCIPLINE

October 4th, 2018 by Becca Tellinghuisen

As we continue to learn about self-discipline, controlling and motivating ourselves to stay on track and do what is right, we recommend the following readings from The Book of Virtues, ed. William J. Bennett. Page numbers are provided for easy reference.

Grades K-4
The Duel (35)
Let Dogs Delight to Bark and Bite (37)
The King and His Hawk (37)
The Boy and the Nuts (46)

Grades 5-8
Intro to Self-Discipline (21)
Anger (40)
The Flies and the Honey Pot (48)
Mr. Vinegar and His Fortune (48)

For additional suggestions on practicing the virtue of self-discipline and questions for reflection and discussion, click to read more of the sheet that went home with students.

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Girls’ Volleyball at Trinitas!

September 21st, 2018 by Jill Vanderhyde

Did you know Trinitas has a girls’ volleyball team?  We do!  Please check the school calendar for information about upcoming games.


Virtue of the Month – Honesty

September 21st, 2018 by Jill Vanderhyde

Our virtue of the month is HONESTY.  We continue to practice and discuss this virtue at school, and we hope you are finding time to enjoy stories, discussions, and examples of honesty at home as well.

We’re grateful to Pastor Michael Wentzel from St. Mark Lutheran Church for his engaging and encouraging message to our students, staff, and many dads about how God equips us to walk in the WAY and to speak the TRUTH and to live out the LIFE Jesus calls us to.


REMINDER – Donuts with Dad and Chapel Speaker

September 18th, 2018 by Jill Vanderhyde

We hope to see you tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. Please use the main school entrance, so students can drop off their backpacks and belongings before heading to Chapel Hall.

Glazed donuts and fruit will be provided. If your child has a food allergy or sensitivity, please send an alternate treat to enjoy during this time.

If you are able, please stay to hear our first special chapel speaker of the year, Pastor Michael Wentzel from St. Mark Lutheran Church. He will be speaking about honesty, our virtue for the month of September.