Happy Grandparents’ Day at Trinity Academy! It was an honor to get to see many of our student’s grandparents attend class with them this morning. I know not all grandparents were able to make it but I hope that at least once during every student’s lower school experience their grandparent will be able to join them at Trinity.

I trust all of you will enjoy the next few days off from school! It is amazing to think an entire quarter has already been completed!

Family Assembly

Wednesday, October 21st is our Family Assembly! This assembly is the opportunity for our students to repeat their performances from Grandparents’ Day so that their peers can see them along with any parents who wish to join us for assembly that morning. This year’s on-stage presentations are as follows: Trinity Academy of Raleigh Children’s Chorus (TARCC), 5th grade class with two Latin skits, Mrs. Fatheree’s 2nd grade class working through a grammar lesson, and Mrs. Cole’s kindergarten class going through their morning meeting. Upper School students will also participate in the Assembly. Please join us in Founders Hall at 8:15am (seats for parents will be available in the back, students will be seated with their class). Also, please note this assembly will double as an Open House so please invite potential families to join you to learn more about Trinity.

Dress code & outer wear

As we approach colder times of the year, I wanted to remind everyone of some elements of the Lower School dress code at Trinity Academy associated with this colder weather. Attached is the dress code in full for your convenience.

  • Navy logo fleece jackets, navy logo half-zip fleece pullovers, navy cardigans and maize sweater vests may be worn in the classroom.
  • Hoodies and other Trinity athletic outwear may be worn outside of the classroom but must be removed inside of buildings.
  • For boys: shorts may not be worn in winter months which are defined as November, December, January, and February.
  • For young ladies grades 3 through 6: khaki pants (Lands’ End) may be worn in winter months only (November-February).

What are In-Service Days for Teachers?

Every year you may have noticed “in-service” days on the school calendar but may not be familiar with how Trinity utilizes these days to benefit our staff and students. These days are different from the typical workday in that in-service days are opportunities for staff to spend the day in some form of administrative guided task/training, whereas workdays are for general meetings and time for teachers to work in their classrooms.

So, what is scheduled for this Tuesday for Trinity’s faculty? Teachers will be able to select two different workshops to attend regarding differentiation, classroom procedures, classical education, and assessments. During these workshops, teachers will learn from presenters, share best practices, and spend time applying the information to their upcoming lessons. I hope Fall Break will be a time of rest for your family and also appreciate the time of rest for our staff (Monday) and refreshment via professional collaboration (Tuesday).

Where is Stripes?

Stripes has been with Mrs. Cole’s Kindergarten class this week! They earned their Stripes for their hard work, their encouraging nature towards each other, and for their winning Homecoming banner.

Mark your calendars

  • Monday & Tuesday, October 19th-20th– Fall Break for students (no school)
  • Wednesday, October 21st – Family Assembly/Open House at 8:15 am in Founders Hall
  • Monday, October 26th – Golf Classic – Register Here
  • Monday, October 26th – Report Cards posted on PlusPortals for first quarter
  • Friday, October 30th – Poinsettia Orders are due (order here)
  • Friday and Saturday, November 6-7 – Upper School Theatre Arts Performances