Grades 1-4 Field Trip – Postponed Due to Snow Day

January 29th, 2019 by Trinitas Classical

The field trip for grades 1 – 4 scheduled for Wednesday, January 30, will be moved to a later date.

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Be Ready for Upcoming Dress Uniform Events

January 24th, 2019 by Trinitas Classical

Parent Information Night is just over two weeks away. This is a dress uniform event. The students will also wear dress uniforms for our all-school picture on Wednesday, February 20. Please take a moment to look over your child’s dress uniform items to make sure everything is neat and clean and ready to go for these special events.

Parent Information Night Flyers

January 24th, 2019 by Trinitas Classical

It’s not too late to place a flyer for Parent Information Night. Consider your workplace. A flyer on an office door or break room bulletin board might lead someone to inquire about Trinitas! We have a few flyers left. Please stop by the office if you need another one or click here to download a copy you can print at home.

Book Character Day Coming Soon

January 24th, 2019 by Trinitas Classical

Each year, Thoughtful Reader Book Club sponsors Book Character Day. On Wednesday, February 6, students may leave their uniforms at home and come to school dressed as their favorite book characters (or Biblical or historical figures). Character ideas must be submitted to the classroom teacher for approval.

Each student writes a brief paragraph with clues about his or her character and story in order to play a guessing game at break. It is a fun-filled day, and the students come home eager to read new books. If you have any questions, please contact your classroom teacher.

January Virtue Focus – Faith

January 24th, 2019 by Trinitas Classical

We continue to focus on building our FAITH: believing in someone or something even when it is difficult. Due to our snow day, we plan to reschedule our guest chapel speaker. We hope you are finding time to do some of the suggested readings and “Try This” activities together at home.

Remind and Verizon: A “Shutdown” of Another Kind

January 24th, 2019 by Trinitas Classical

As far as we have been told, Remind and Verizon have yet to reach an agreement about their text messaging service for schools. As is the case with another certain shutdown, both sides are positioning and blaming the other for the impasse. If Remind and Verizon do not sign an agreement before the 28th, Trinitas will purchase a plan through Remind that promises no disruption in service.

Benefits of Outdoor Play in Winter

January 21st, 2019 by Peter Marth

Outdoor Education from Unstructured Winter Play

More often than not, Michigan winters serve up some pretty chilly and snowy days. That doesn’t deter teachers from taking students outside for recess at Trinitas though. We believe fresh air is important enough that students need time to draw it into their lungs even when that air nips at their noses. They need time to run around and release endorphins even if they have to run in snow pants. They should have time to play and interact in ways that are not dictated or micro-managed by adults even if it takes adults extra time to help find hats, tie boots, and tuck mittens.   Read the rest of this entry »

Parent Information Night (PIN) – February 12

January 17th, 2019 by Trinitas Classical

Parent Information Night is less than a month away. Invite a friend! Looking to place a flyer or card? Try your local library, bookstore, coffee shop, or YMCA.

Your participation in PIN is essential! We ask all full-time students attend the presentation portion that starts the evening. Parents, we hope many of you can join us to welcome our guests and share with them what makes Trinitas so special.

Congratulations, Spellers!

January 17th, 2019 by Trinitas Classical

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winner, Gabriel B., and runner-up, Natalie P. They will represent Trinitas at the Regional Spelling Bee on February 12. Family and friends are welcome to attend the event at Thornapple Kellogg Middle School. The event begins promptly at 4:30 p.m.

Classroom bee finalists:  Aaron B., Emilia F., Gabriel F., Abigail G., Elizabeth G., Justin M., Elizabeth S., Sophia S., Lily T., Frankie V.

1st/2nd grade winners:  Sam H. and Isla M.

January Virtue Focus – Faith

January 17th, 2019 by Trinitas Classical

During the month of January we will be focusing on the virtue of FAITH. We will be talking about and practicing ways to place our faith and trust in God while also learning to be faithful and trustworthy in all we do. On January 23, we will welcome our guest speaker, Pastor Traci Parker from the Woodland Drive-In Church, a unique outreach ministry of Fifth Reformed Church.

As your family continues to discuss this virtue, here are some recommended readings* and “Try This” ideas.

Grades K-4:
All Things Beautiful (748)
Daniel in the Lion’s Den (756)
The Honest Disciple (762)
The Lamb and The Tyger (800)

Grades 5-8:
Intro to Faith (741)
Faith of our Fathers, Living Still (773)
We Understand So Little (774)
The Kids Can’t Take It If We Don’t Give It (778)

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

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