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Masks – Clips and Spares

September 13th, 2020 by Becca Tellinghuisen

In order to keep routines (e.g., going out to recess and returning again) as simple and predictable as possible, we are asking that students in grades K-6 use clips to hold their masks when not in use or use gaiter-style face coverings that can be worn around the student’s neck or on their head when not needed to cover their face.

We also strongly encourage students to keep a spare mask at school. We have already seen that masks can get dirty, wet, or lost during the day.

Prayer Team

September 13th, 2020 by Becca Tellinghuisen

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6

During the shut-down last spring, a group of Trinitas parents and staff formed a prayer team to pray regularly for our community. This group “meets” only via email. One of our deans of students, Anne Poortenga, sends out regular emails to share Scripture and items for the prayer team to bring before our Lord. If you would like to join the prayer team and/or if you have any prayer requests, please contact Mrs. Poortenga.

Support Trinitas by Shopping AmazonSmile

September 13th, 2020 by Becca Tellinghuisen

You can make a difference for our school when you shop AmazonSmile. A percentage of all eligible purchases will be donated to Trinitas Classical Association. To sign up, visit smile.amazon.com and choose Trinitas Classical Association as your organization of choice.

A Reflection To Begin the Year

September 7th, 2020 by Becca Tellinghuisen

“When Jesus went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and He felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things.” Mark 6:34

What a fitting verse and image for us as we prepare to welcome students back to school tomorrow. As we anticipate the year ahead, all of us may be feeling a little like lost sheep. Praise God we are not without a shepherd! Ours is the Good Shepherd who knows each of us by name and has compassion on us. May we be secure in that love, open to all He has to teach us, and willing to love those around us.

Please know that the Trinitas staff and the prayer team are praying for you all. May you rest well tonight knowing to whom we each belong, and may tomorrow bring much joy to you and your children. We are excited to start this new school year and to continue the work of preparing students for lives well-lived.

Be Ready for the First Day of School

September 5th, 2020 by Becca Tellinghuisen

When: Tuesday, September 8. Drop-off begins at 7:40 a.m. The entry doors are locked at 7:55. Afternoon dismissal is at 3:00 p.m. Students are to be picked up by 3:15.

Who: All students – including kindergarten students. Homeschool partners are invited to join us from 11:40 a.m. until dismissal for recess, lunch, and afternoon activities.

Where to drive/park: Please familiarize yourself with the instructions for pick-up/drop-off and the traffic flow map. Any carpool arrangements must be communicated to the office before dismissal.

What to wear: All students should wear their PE uniforms: Trinitas t-shirt, athletic shorts or pants, and gym shoes. Those who do not have a Trinitas t-shirt (homeschool partners not participating in PE or full-time students waiting for their apparel store order) may wear a basic navy or gray t-shirt, i.e., plain, solid in color, free of distracting details.

What to bring: School supplies (if not brought to open house), food for snack and lunch, water bottle, and a jacket or fleece (depending on the weather). Please label your child’s belongings.

How to start well: Help your child get a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast!

Please note the school office will be closed Friday, September 4, and Monday, September 7, for the holiday weekend. Important information about this school year will be discussed at the required parent orientation on Wednesday, September 9, at 6:30 p.m. The orientation has been moved online. Please see the following post for details.

Starting the Year Well

September 5th, 2020 by Becca Tellinghuisen

While many things about this year might be different, the annual back-to-school advice remains the same: adjust bedtimes, label belongings, and read school newsletters, to name a few.

Please click here to read more tips and hints for a successful start the year as well as the 2020-2021 teacher welcome letters.

COVID Update: Masks

September 5th, 2020 by Becca Tellinghuisen

We want Trinitas to stay open for in-person instruction, and we want to care well for those in our community, both on campus and off. We all need to do our part to help each other stay healthy. In addition to healthy habits like good food, sleep, exercise, and hygiene, mask usage can help. We have determined our current mask policies based on state requirements and recommendations as well as conversations with the Kent County Health Department. We know that opinions on masks vary; we do not know everyone’s situation. We ask that with this, as in all things, we demonstrate charity in our words and actions, and even in our thoughts. May our Lord grant us wisdom, humility, and compassion.

Parent Orientation Moved Online

September 5th, 2020 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Our required parent orientation will be held on Zoom next Wednesday, September 9. It will include introductory comments and teacher presentations. Please note this is online and for parents only.

6:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Opening remarks by the headmaster, board president, and PSF chair.
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Classroom teacher presentations (20 minutes) and Q&A time (10 minutes). Each presentation, except for kindergarten, will be offered twice to accommodate families with children in multiple classrooms. Classroom sessions will be preassigned.

Registration is required so we can preassign you to your first classroom session and make the evening flow more smoothly. Register in advance using the Zoom link in the all-school newsletter or the school Outlook calendar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

N.B. Parents should register with an email address they provided the school so that we can more easily admit them to the meeting. If a couple wishes to attend separate classroom sessions at the same time, they will need to register separately.

PSF Social Time To Be Rescheduled

September 5th, 2020 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Because the September 9 orientation will be online, the PSF parent social which was to follow has been cancelled. Please watch the newsletter for details about a parent coffee to be held this month.

Back to School: Parking Lot Safety and Navigation

August 27th, 2020 by Becca Tellinghuisen
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