Trinitas is moving!

April 26th, 2017 by Peter Marth

When Trinitas finished its first year in 2006, the school was leasing four classrooms from a small urban church in Grand Rapids. Recess took place in a parking lot and gym in a basement. The office had room enough for a copier and one small table. After the school expanded through 8th grade and enrollment grew, Trinitas moved in to the Sunday School rooms of the church building it now occupies. Classrooms were larger and more numerous, and the campus included a playground and gym. Over time, the congregation’s youth and early childhood ministries have grown, and constraints within the existing space signal that the time has come for a move.

As Trinitas looks to the future, the school is working with St. Mark Lutheran Church to transition in to the classroom wing of its building. St. Mark Lutheran, located in Kentwood, has the space and amenities to accommodate a larger student body and classrooms which will offer students and teachers a dedicated learning environment. Look for an announcement about open houses in the months to come!


Trinitas Receives IEW Accreditation

January 27th, 2017 by Peter Marth

Making Re-Enrollment Easier

January 20th, 2017 by Peter Marth

Continuous or Automatic Re-Enrollment

Trinitas is moving to a continuous enrollment model that will simplify life for over 90% of its families.

This Year

This year, the re-enrollment process will look almost exactly the same as in past years. Parents will still receive and turn in forms with their deposits to the office. There will be one additional signature page, however, that will convert the re-enrollment process from “opt-in” to “opt-out” for future years. In other words, once parents sign a continuous enrollment form, they will never have to worry about another re-enrollment form as long as they aren’t changing their enrollment status. Read the rest of this entry »


Congratulations, Spelling Bee Winners!

January 20th, 2017 by Trinitas Classical

Congratulations to the winners of our classroom and all-school Spelling Bees!  Two of our students will represent Trinitas at the Regional Spelling Bee on February 16th.  The event will be held at Forest Hills Central Middle School and will begin promptly at 4:30pm.

First Place, Gr. 4-8 – Grace P.
Runner-up, Gr. 4-8 – Peter C.
Third Grade Winner – Ivana R.
Second Grade Winner – Justin M.
First Grade Winner – Fiona M.


Parent Information Night – Parking and Directions

January 5th, 2017 by Peter Marth

March 7th, 7:00-8:30pm

Guests and their children are invited to meet the students, parents, and teachers of Trinitas and see why we’re so excited about Christian classical education. Join us on Tuesday, March 7th, at 7:00pm in the Chapel Hall of St. Mark Lutheran Church.

Click here to register for the event.

This evening event provides a succinct yet worthwhile introduction to classical Christian education and the Trinitas community. It is arguably also the single best opportunity to meet currently enrolled families and ask them about their experience.

Refreshments, nursery for young siblings, and activities for older children provided.

To enter the building near Chapel Hall, park in the church’s main lot, which is accessible from Maple Creek Ave SE (the 2nd street east of Kalamazoo), and use the main entrance to the building (see map). We will be there to greet you!

 


Congratulations to Speech Meet Students!

November 10th, 2016 by Trinitas Classical

Congratulations to all of our students who presented their speeches!  Special recognition goes to the following students for their outstanding performances in the classroom and for the all-school presentation:
Gr. 1-2 – Lauren A. and Charlotte D.
Gr. 3-4 – Sonja D. and Benjamin L.
Gr. 5-6 – Mary M., Robyn T., and Anna V.
Gr. 7-8 – Anna H., Ava T., and Grace P.

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Introducing the Parent Service Fellowship

October 27th, 2016 by Peter Marth

The purpose of Parent Service Fellowship is to provide an organized means through which all parents can participate in activities that enhance the spiritual and physical learning environment of our children; fellowship with one another and be a support to the administration, staff, and parents entering Trinitas for the first time.

This post contains additional content available to members only. Please log in to view the full post.The mission of PSF is to edify, encourage, equip, enhance, uplift and support the students, families, faculty, and staff of our school. PSF is a service-oriented organization seeking to promote the school both internally and externally by giving of their time, talent, gifts, service and contributions. The vision of the PSF is to undergird the school with fervent prayer and moral support. Read the rest of this entry »


Speech Meet – November 7, 8:20 am

October 14th, 2016 by Trinitas Classical

Our annual speech meet provides an opportunity for students to practice some of the skills necessary for becoming comfortable and articulate in front of an audience. It is required for full-time students and optional for homeschool partners. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the speech meet. Selections–which will be presented from memory–may come from poetry, ecclesiastical sources (scriptural, liturgical, patristic, etc.), political speeches, fables, or, for kindergarteners, nursery rhymes. All material must be in good taste and should reflect a spirit of beauty and loveliness which brings light and joy (perhaps even laughter) to the soul.

The classroom rounds will begin at 8:20 a.m. Students should come to school in their dress uniforms and remember to pack gym clothes if they have P.E. in the afternoon.


Grandparents’ Day – October 12, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

September 30th, 2016 by Trinitas Classical

Full-time students are encouraged to invite their grandparents, god-parents, or other special grown-ups to join them for part of the school day. Students should come to school in dress uniform as they will present a special program for their guests at 9:00 a.m. prior to inviting them to visit their classrooms. Guests are welcome to take their students off campus for lunch at 10:50 a.m. All classes will resume at noon.

Grandparents’ Day Visitor Registration Forms were sent home on September 30.  The completed forms are due by Friday, October 7.


Improved Traffic Flow for Safety and Efficiency

September 9th, 2016 by Peter Marth

Platooning Drop-off/Pick-up System

We now have two (un)load and go spots and a crossing lane for pedestrian traffic. Please note that there is no parking anywhere alongside the grass, and parents who have to exit their vehicle(s) for any reason are asked to park in a parking space.

In this platooning system, all vehicles are unloaded/loaded simultaneously, then proceed to the exit. If a vehicle unloads or loads more efficiently than the vehicle in front of it, the rear vehicle must wait for the lead vehicle to finish the unloading/loading, then follow it out of the loop. In this system, no vehicle should ever have to drive around another.

Read more and see an image here: platooning-drop-off-and-pick-up