Donuts with Dad – September 25 at 7:40 a.m.

September 19th, 2019 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Donuts with Dad is a favorite fall tradition at Trinitas. We hope dads can join us on the morning of Wednesday, September 25. Please note it is starting ten minutes later this year (7:40 a.m.) to accommodate set-up needs and to align with our regular drop-off time. Dads are invited to stay and hear our guest chapel speaker, Pastor Michael Wentzel from St. Mark.

N.B. If your child is a big breakfast eater, please think like a Hobbit and treat this as “second breakfast”.

Welcome to the CCE Corner!

September 19th, 2019 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Welcome to our Classical Christian Education Corner! Watch for (short) pieces about classical Christian education, from the philosophical to the practical. We’ll include reflections on Scripture, poetry, philosophy, literature, summaries of relevant books, articles, podcasts, and “best practice” tips from fellow travelers on this journey toward “lives well-lived.” In these first weeks, we’ll draw on some lessons we’ve learned since founding Trinitas fourteen years ago.

Trinitas’ tagline, “preparing students for lives well-lived,” is probably a good place to begin.

Let’s start by saying what this doesn’t mean. It doesn’t mean being successful primarily by worldly standards. It’s not about scoring well on standardized tests and college entrance exams, and participating in all the right extra-curriculars, and building an impressive transcript and application, and getting into the best schools and internships, and creating an outstanding resume, and getting a great job, and, and, and…

If that list stresses you out a little, it may be because these things should not be our focus in education.

Lesson 1. Gaining perspective: God does not call us to be successful; He calls us to be faithful.

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Dress Uniform Practice Day

September 19th, 2019 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Grandparents/VIP Day is our first official dress uniform event, but we have found it very helpful to stage a trial run ahead of that special day. Wednesday, October 2, will be our dress uniform “practice day”. All full-time students and any homeschool partners who participate in music and will attend Grandparents/VIP Day should come to school in dress uniform. The teachers may check to make sure students have the correct items and proper sizes. We hope this helps catch any issues that might be stressful to discover at the last minute!

Why uniforms (dress or everyday) at Trinitas? In addition to the reasons on our FAQ web page, it is a way to show that we respect and value our guests when we celebrate special events.

Blazer and Tie Rental Fees Due

September 19th, 2019 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Thank you for prompt payment for the blazers and ties! Those items will be sent home next week. If a blazer size needed to be ordered for your child, we will send a note to inform you of this.

If you have not yet paid and would like to avoid a reminder notice from the office, please send the rental fee ($25 for the blazer, $5 for the tie) to school by Monday, September 23. Items will not be sent home until payment is received (cash or check).

Speech Meet Date Change – November 13

September 19th, 2019 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Please note the following schedule change. In order to keep the Speech Meet from falling on a day when our students have PE or art class (Dress uniforms + Paint = Unhappiness), we are moving it to the morning of Wednesday, November 13.

The speech selection deadline is October 14. All selections must first be approved by the classroom teacher. Please click here for the Speech Meet guidelines.

Virtue Focus – Responsibility

September 19th, 2019 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Dads, please join us for food for your soul! Next Wednesday, after Donuts with Dad, St. Mark’s Pastor Wentzel will be speaking to us about RESPONSIBILITY in the Christian life. Chapel will run from 8:10 – 8:30 a.m. Stay if you can; it should provide a good opportunity for further discussions with your child about September’s virtue focus.

Uniform Closet Sidewalk Sale!

September 18th, 2019 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Our uniform closet is overflowing, so we are holding a sidewalk sale at dismissal time tomorrow, Friday, September 20. Each item will be sold for just one dollar! To expedite the process, we ask that you bring smaller bills for your purchases, if possible. Checks will be accepted as well.

To allow for set-up time, the uniform closet will not be available for shopping tomorrow until the sale starts outside at 2:30 p.m.

Proceeds will be used for purchasing school supplies. Depending on the number of items remaining, leftovers may be donated to a local mission store or charitable organization.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our uniform closet. It is serving our community well! We still welcome your donations, but we will start fresh and rebuild the closet as we move forward this year.

Double Box Tops This Week Only!

September 18th, 2019 by Becca Tellinghuisen

It’s National Box Tops for Education Week! You can earn an additional Box Top on every Box Tops participating product. Purchases must be made by September 22. Scan your receipt within 14 days of purchase. Click here to get the Box Tops app or to learn more.

Grade 7-8 Leadership Event

September 13th, 2019 by Becca Tellinghuisen
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Save the Date! Pot-Providence for Parents and Pedagogues

September 13th, 2019 by Becca Tellinghuisen
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