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Welcome to the CCE Corner!

February 11th, 2021 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. God does not call us to be successful; He calls us to be faithful: gaining perspective

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Double Masking (From Kent County Health Department)

February 22nd, 2021 by Becca Tellinghuisen

With the presence of the new variant in Kent county, there have been many questions about double masking. When two people are both wearing single masks, and they are worn correctly and consistently, the risk of infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 is reduced by about 84%. If a person is wearing a second cloth mask over a surgical mask that protection increases to about 96%.

Requiring students and staff to wear two masks is impractical and will increase the resistance to wearing a mask at all. However, if a students or staff must be in a situation where they cannot maintain other risk reduction practices such as social distancing, hand washing, avoiding crowds, we highly recommend that a second cloth mask be worn over the surgical mask. Such examples might be when traveling on a plane or being in an airport, or attending a sporting event.

To learn more, click on this CDC link.


Virtue Update – RESPONSIBILITY

February 22nd, 2021 by Becca Tellinghuisen

As Christians, we are called to be “our brother’s keeper.” What specific ways can you practice responsibility for others in your life?


Winter Field Trip (Grades 3-8)

February 11th, 2021 by Becca Tellinghuisen
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Next Parent Information Night – March 11

February 11th, 2021 by Becca Tellinghuisen

We were pleased to welcome several families to our Parent Information Night on Wednesday. Our final PIN will be Thursday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. Once again, we ask that you share this link with friends, neighbors, colleagues who might be interested in Christian classical education.


Book Character Day Is Coming!

February 11th, 2021 by Becca Tellinghuisen

On Wednesday, March 3, students and teachers have the opportunity to leave their uniforms home and come dressed as a Biblical, historical, or book character. Character ideas must be submitted to the classroom teacher for approval by February 17. Students should bring three or four clues about their character for a fun guessing game! Check your student’s backpack for a flyer which provides more information.

Click here to see photos from Book Character Day 2019.


Kindergarten Round-Up – March 23

February 11th, 2021 by Becca Tellinghuisen

If you have a child starting kindergarten in the fall, please plan to attend Kindergarten Round-Up on Tuesday, March 23, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Children will enjoy group activities with Mrs. Hultink and work through some oral and written exercises which help to assess readiness. Parents will have the opportunity to meet with Mr. Marth to discuss tips and hints for a successful start to kindergarten. Please contact the office to register.

N.B. While we plan to hold Kindergarten Round-Up in person, we will be watching the COVID situation and following recommended precautions. The meeting with Mr. Marth may be in person or virtual. More information will be available as the event approaches.


Cold Day + Great Book = Winter Fun!

February 11th, 2021 by Becca Tellinghuisen

A good book might not keep you warm, but it will keep you entertained! It’s not too late to join the Thoughtful Reader Book Club. While this is a voluntary extracurricular activity, we encourage all students to participate. The discussion guides (which can be found in school newsletter) are not classroom assignments and will not be turned in to teachers. The questions are designed to help the students as they read and to facilitate good discussion on Friday, March 5.

All K-2 students will participate in Thoughtful Reader activities earlier that afternoon.

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Poortenga or Mrs. Tellinghuisen.


Find the CCE Corner on the Website

February 11th, 2021 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Our CCE Corner posts have always been available in the School News on the website, but they are now easier to find by clicking “The Classical Parent” under the Community Life menu.

If you haven’t been reading the CCE Corner posts, we encourage you to start now! They are articles about classical Christian education which discuss the philosophical as well as the practical. They 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.”


Virtue Update – RESPONSIBILITY

February 11th, 2021 by Becca Tellinghuisen

As we look for ways to grow in RESPONSIBILITY this quarter, it would be good to practice: “A place for everything and everything in its place!” Or, a good camping practice can apply at home and school too: “Leave no trace.”