Reader’s Theater Puppet Show

March 22nd, 2019 by Becca Tellinghuisen

On Friday, March 29, our 3rd-6th Reader’s Theater group will present a puppet show featuring two stories by Bill Peet, Kermit the Hermit and How Droofus the Dragon Lost His Head. Parents, grandparents, and younger siblings are welcome to attend! Please park in the lower lot by the Trinitas entrance. Doors will open for guests at 2:00 p.m. The show will begin promptly at 2:10 p.m. in Chapel Hall.


Parking Lot Traffic Flow Update

March 21st, 2019 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Our drop-off/pick-up traffic is flowing better with the new signs and cones. Please remember to pull ahead to the first open spot, even at morning drop-off. We know it’s tempting to stop next to the sidewalk (Zone 3), especially if you don’t see another vehicle behind you. However, the morning traffic is steady, and our goal is keep up with it! We realize some may take a little longer to gather belongings, and some may want to linger in their goodbyes. If that is the case for your family on a given morning, we ask that you park and walk your child(ren) to the doors when they are ready. Our morning drop-off zones are for prompt unloading and leaving. Thank you for your help as we seek to maximize both safety and convenience!


Mission Survey from the Board

March 21st, 2019 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Parents, you should have received the following survey by email. The Trinitas Board seeks your feedback as we strive to fulfill our mission: to provide the very best in Christian classical education – teaching students to discover, discern, and desire truth; nurturing mind, body, and spirit within an ecumenical Christian community. Please submit responses by Friday, March 22.

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Yearbook Photos and Digital Protection Policy

March 21st, 2019 by Becca Tellinghuisen

We are working on a Trinitas yearbook that will be available this summer. Watch for details! The yearbooks will be produced by Lifetouch, so they will include your child’s school portrait and a class composite. It will also feature photos from the school year.

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Notae Latinae (Latin Notes)

March 21st, 2019 by Becca Tellinghuisen

We have received a few inquiries about the Latin words on the banner near the school entrance: vera, iusta, pudica, sancta, and amabilia. They were taken from Philippians 4:8 as found in the Vulgate, a late 4th-century Latin translation of the Bible. That verse appears on our website, our marketing materials, and one of our Trinitas t-shirts!

De caetero fratres, quaecumque sunt vera, quaecumque pudica, quaecumque iusta, quaecumque sancta, quaecumque amabilia, quaecumque bonae famae, siqua virtus, siqua laus disciplinae, haec cogitate.

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” (NKJV)

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Help Needed for Faculty Lunch on Monday

March 21st, 2019 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to provide food for Monday’s faculty appreciation lunch.

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March Virtue Focus – Perseverance

March 21st, 2019 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Our thanks to Pastor Traci Parker from Woodland Drive-In Church for her chapel talk on Wednesday. She spoke about the perseverance of Rosa Parks and those who took up the cause of civil rights during the Montgomery bus boycott, and she reminded us that as we strive to persist and persevere in our work and life of faith, we can take comfort in knowing we are dearly loved by our Father in heaven.

As your family continues to discuss perseverance, here are the recommended readings* and “Try This” ideas.

Grades K-4:
Persevere (529)
The Tortoise and the Hare (529)
Try, Try Again (532)
The Little Hero of Holland (533)

Grades 5-8:
Intro to Perseverance (527)
You Mustn’t Quit (536)
Go Down, Moses (560)
Eureka! (562)

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

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Standardized Testing

March 21st, 2019 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Students will take standardized tests during the week of May 13. Please note the testing schedule varies by grade. Kindergarten testing will happen within the regular kindergarten days. Students in grades 1-2 will have tests periodically throughout the week from Monday-Friday, while students in grades 3-8 will have tests on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings.


Grades K – 2 Field Trip

March 21st, 2019 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Students in grades K-2 will attend a concert on Tuesday, March 26.

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Uniform Shorts and First Day of Spring

March 14th, 2019 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Beginning Wednesday, March 20, (the first day of spring), students may wear uniform shorts, though they need to keep in mind that they must be comfortable during extended outdoor exposure (e.g., recess, fire drills, science outings). Leggings may be worn under skirts and jumpers if daytime highs are below 60 degrees.