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.

Reminders for the First Day – Tuesday, September 4

September 1st, 2018 by Jill Vanderhyde

All students should wear the PE uniform on the first day. If you ordered a PE shirt, they will be available in the classrooms on Tuesday morning. Teachers will give their students the opportunity to change.

All homeschool partners are invited to join us on our first day of school from 11:40-3:00 for recess, lunch, and special activities for all students. Homeschool partners who do not participate in PE may wear attire that is as close as possible to our PE dress code.

Even though it is a Tuesday, kindergartners will attend all of the first day.

Special First Day Events for Students!

July 24th, 2018 by Peter Marth

Once again, students will be welcomed back to school with a modified schedule on the first day. School will start at the normal time, but Morning Prayer will be delayed in order to give parents, students, and teachers a more gentle transition on the first day. The afternoon will feature activities for individual classrooms and the school as a whole. (It’s almost like having Field Day at the beginning of the year!)

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FREE Symphony Concert Event

July 16th, 2018 by Jill Vanderhyde

Come out to John Ball Park for a FREE family-friendly community concert on July 21, at 7pm. Enjoy pre-concert music and activities for kids before we take the stage with music from The Pink Panther and Jurassic Park, the finale from Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9 and more! Click here for more details.

Youth Basketball Summer Camp

April 13th, 2018 by Jill Vanderhyde

Coach Aaron Cochrill, athletic director and coach of West Michigan Lutheran High School, will again lead the youth basketball camp for boys and girls in grades 2-8. The event will be held in the St. Mark gym. Please view the registration form for more information, including session dates and cost.

Registration for Kindergarten Round-Up is now open!

February 15th, 2018 by Peter Marth

If you apply to enroll your child in kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year on or before March 15, please plan to attend Kindergarten Round-Up on Thursday, March 15, from 12:45-2:45 p.m. Children will enjoy group activities with our kindergarten teacher and work through some oral and written exercises which help to assess their readiness for the kindergarten class. During part of that time, parents will meet with the Headmaster to discuss tips and hints for a successful start to kindergarten.

You may register online or call the school office at 616-855-6518.

Our Kindergarten program meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, during regular school hours (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.).