Family Game Night – Fellowship, Food, and Fun!

January 10th, 2019 by Trinitas Classical

Please join us on Friday, January 25, starting at 5:30 pm. Bring a blanket and game to share, picnic style. Classrooms will be open for boards games, and the gym wil be open for volleyball and large group games. For dinner, you may bring your own or join a group order for Chick-fil-A.

To place an order for Chick-fil-A to be delivered, please email your selection to Rena Spurlin or call at 616-299-2012 and indicate “Trinitas Game Night”.

January Virtue of the Month

January 10th, 2019 by Trinitas Classical

During the month of January we will be focusing on the virtue of FAITH: Believing in someone or something even when it is difficult. 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. This church started almost 50 years ago to minister to people who, for various reasons, find it difficult to worship in a traditional church setting. Look for our home connection sheet containing readings as well as things to try and to talk about.

Youth Substance Abuse Presentation

January 10th, 2019 by Trinitas Classical

Parents are invited by East Grand Rapids Public Schools to attend an informative presentation by Officer Jermaine Galloway, also known as “Tall Cop,” regarding the risks and dangers of youth substance abuse. This 2-hour presentation will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the East Grand Rapids High School Performing Arts Center, 2211 Lake Drive SE.

Covering a wide array of topics, Tall Cop discusses alcohol and drugs that are popular with youth of all ages, e-cigarettes, marijuana-laced vapes, and new marijuana products with high potency levels. In addition, Tall Cop explains how prescription pills are being sold and how additional components to the pills are causing overdoses and deaths. As marijuana laws continue to change throughout the country, Tall Cop illustrates how students are obtaining over-the-counter and easy-to-get legal drugs. Our youth today are presented with more accessibility to substances than ever before, and Tall Cop provides communities and schools the most current and relevant information to assist in keeping our children safe.

Please spread the word about Parent Information Night!

January 10th, 2019 by Trinitas Classical

How did you first hear about Trinitas? Perhaps it was a well-placed yard sign or print ad. Maybe it was an online search for classical or Christian schools in the area. Most of our families, however, learn about Trinitas from another person who was already part of our community. That is why we need your help!

We are about a month away from hosting our Parent Information Night, which will be held on February 12, at 7:00 pm, and we ask for your help in spreading the word. An envelope containing marketing materials for Parent Information Night was sent home with your child. Please look through the contents of the packet soon since our goal is to have the materials distributed by early next week.

It will help our marketing efforts if you also let the office know where you have placed the flyers and invitation cards. You are our best resource for letting prospective families know about Parent Information Night, and we appreciate your assistance!

Classical Education Is …

January 10th, 2019 by Trinitas Classical

Do you ever struggle to articulate what classical education is? The following might be of help as you talk to friends and family about Trinitas:

Trinitas is a private Christian school which educates students in kindergarten through 8th grade using the classical model: an approach which dates back to ancient Greece and Rome, and which fosters mastery in any discipline by walking students through a natural progression of stages. Students learn the language of a subject, how that language fits together, and how to express the content of that subject to others effectively. (As an example, children learn the parts of speech, they learn how those parts work together, and finally they learn to arrange them to create a desired effect.) At Trinitas students engage narrative world history, detailed English grammar, classic literature, Latin and Greek, structured composition, inquiry-based science, reasoned mathematics and logic. They learn from great thinkers by memorizing and imitating their craft and then assimilating techniques for their own self-expression.

Basketball Team Wraps Up Season

January 9th, 2019 by Trinitas Classical

The Trinitas boys’ basketball team had the opportunity to play a game at Davenport University on December 21. Proceeds went to support Kids’ Food Basket. They will finish their season at an upcoming tournament. Watch for details!

Thank you for supporting Christian classical education!

December 28th, 2018 by Peter Marth

Annual Fund Update

Before the clock strikes twelve and the new year begins, we want to thank all those who have already given toward this year’s annual fund drive. With your help, we have been able to exceed our goal of raising $60,000 without selling a single candy bar or roll of wrapping paper. As of Christmas Day, we have received a little over $62,000, meeting our matching challenge before the December 31 deadline. Of equal importance, we also recorded the largest number of people ever to participate and to partner with us in preparing students for lives well-lived.

Thank you for supporting Christian classical education and the children and faculty of Trinitas!

Tuition Assistance for Everyone?

December 21st, 2018 by Trinitas Classical

It is not talked about often, but no one pays full tuition.

The difference between what Trinitas charges parents and the actual cost of delivering a high-quality classical education is over $900 per pupil for kindergarten and $1600 across grades 1-8. Moreover, once you consider the one-of-a-kind education your child is receiving, it is even more impressive that Trinitas delivers it without the manifold fundraisers and fees of local private schools (which are also charging higher tuition to begin with).

We need each family’s help to bridge the gap between tuition and the cost of education. Could you give $50, $100, $200, or more to help close the $900 and $1600 per pupil gap?

Donate online now or help us avoid electronic processing fees by sending in a check payable to “Trinitas Classical Association.”

Every gift makes a difference.

Thoughtful Reader Discussion Questions

December 20th, 2018 by Trinitas Classical

We hope all students will attend the Thoughtful Reader Book Club groups, which will meet during the school day on Friday, February 1. These discussion questions are designed to help guide the students and prepare them to share their thoughts. While it would be useful to take notes, students do not need to turn in their responses.

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Thanks for Hospitality Help

December 20th, 2018 by Trinitas Classical

Thank you to everyone who supplied the tasty treats for our Lessons and Carols reception. We also want to extend a very special thank you to Schuil Coffee for providing the coffee!