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


Welcome to Mr. Fletcher, Gr. 1-2 Classroom Aide

September 9th, 2016 by Trinitas Classical

Kyle Fletcher (B.A., Calvin College)

Kyle has four years of teaching experience at Grand Rapids Christian and Hope Academy of West Michigan. He was a math major and has taught Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry and coached JV baseball. Outside the classroom, he enjoys playing sports (mostly baseball), working on DIY projects, and spending time with his wife and two young girls. Mr. Fletcher brings to Trinitas the combination of engaging energy and gracious patience with children of all ages. He is very much enjoying his work with the 1st and 2nd graders!


Parent Coffee – September 16, 8:15 am

September 9th, 2016 by Trinitas Classical

Please join us for coffee after Morning Prayer on Friday, September 16 to greet new parents and visit with returning parents. We will meet in the Studio 1 room in the lower level.


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

September 9th, 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 11:00 a.m. All classes will resume at noon.


Why Teach Handwriting in a Digital Age?

June 30th, 2016 by Peter Marth

YoungAuthors_400x300A recent New York Times article again raised the question since fewer people are using cursive these days (some even struggle to be able to read it). With our technologically-driven society, why does Trinitas continue to teach cursive (or even manuscript) handwriting? Simply put, it’s good for the brain. The act of forming letters by hand in manuscript and in cursive activates and develops parts of the brain that help students become better readers and writers. (Cursive offers additional benefits compared with manuscript.) The cultivation of discerning readers and persuasive writers isn’t something that occurs only in Trinitas literature and composition classes (and history, and logic, and Bible); it’s even built into our handwriting curriculum. It is also worth noting that students are likely to retain information better if they take handwritten notes rather than notes using a keyboard. Perhaps a point worth passing on to your high school and college students.