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ALL SCHOOL

Mar. 15: Student Holiday, Teacher Writing Day
Mar. 18-22: Spring Break
Mar. 25: Classes Resume

To all senior parents: Trinity Prep would like to present you with a unique and lasting way to honor your senior's time as a Saint - an engraved brick with your son/daughter's name and class year that will be placed on campus. Each 4 x 8 inch brick will sell for $50 and will have your child's name, class year, and the fleur-de-lis symbol. Deadline for all orders is March 29, 2019 to ensure installation by commencement. ORDER YOUR BRICK NOW >>

The Golden T Classic is the annual golf tournament for the Trinity Prep community. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Dr. Thomas C. Dickinson Sr. endowed scholarship, which helps a student attend Trinity Prep who has demonstrated financial need and has an interest in the life sciences and service to others. To register or become a sponsor, click here.

Local illustrator Dino Casterline will be teaching a master class on how to draw caricatures during the upper school 5th period block on Wednesday, March 27. If interested, please sign up with Mrs. Ashcraft at ashcrafti@trinityprep.org. Your 5th period teacher's permission is required prior to signing up. Space is limited.

Our annual Hoppy Easter project is getting under way. We plan to provide 300 Easter baskets to Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital, the Ronald McDonald Houses, and the Coalition for the Homeless. We need your help with donations. We need lots and lots of stuffed animals, bubbles, plastic eggs, grass, coloring books, crayons, dolls, cars, etc. No candy, please. If you have a business that has stress balls, pencils, straws, toothbrushes or anything else like that (even with your business name on them) we can use those. Send items in with your child to Ms. Wilbur in Brokaw 131. Thank you for your support!

Parents, please take note of the following upcoming registration dates to remember:
March 6-13, 8th grade registration
March 7, 8th grade parent registration Q&A
April 3-10, all other grades registration
April 6, new student registration

It's not too late to join Mr. Milsten and Mrs. Walker this June as we explore the islands of the Aegean and mainland Greece. Join an energetic group of travelers as we sail the sparkling Aegean, visiting Greek islands, walking the sacred path to visit the Pithic Oracle at Delphi, feasting on gyros and souvlaki, recounting the legends of Hercules and Achilles, watching the sun sink into the wine-dark sea with Lord Byron at Sounion’s Temple of Poseidon,  and creating a lifetime of memories. Email Mr. Milsten for details at milstenw@trinityprep.org

Join us April 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Rich Library as we explore the topic of digital citizenship and develop ways we can manage the digital world, both at school and at home. "Screenagers" is an award-winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. This event is designed for families and is a great way to begin a conversation on digital citizenship. RSVP NOW >>

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Mar. 15: Student Holiday, Teacher Writing Day
Mar. 18-22: Spring Break
Mar. 25: Classes Resume

Our annual Hoppy Easter project is getting under way. We plan to provide 300 Easter baskets to Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital, the Ronald McDonald Houses, and the Coalition for the Homeless. We need your help with donations. We need lots and lots of stuffed animals, bubbles, plastic eggs, grass, coloring books, crayons, dolls, cars, etc. No candy, please. If you have a business that has stress balls, pencils, straws, toothbrushes or anything else like that (even with your business name on them) we can use those. Send items in with your child to Ms. Wilbur in Brokaw 131. Thank you for your support!

Parents, please take note of the following upcoming registration dates to remember:
March 6-13, 8th grade registration
March 7, 8th grade parent registration Q&A
April 3-10, all other grades registration
April 6, new student registration

It's not too late to join Mr. Milsten and Mrs. Walker this June as we explore the islands of the Aegean and mainland Greece. Join an energetic group of travelers as we sail the sparkling Aegean, visiting Greek islands, walking the sacred path to visit the Pithic Oracle at Delphi, feasting on gyros and souvlaki, recounting the legends of Hercules and Achilles, watching the sun sink into the wine-dark sea with Lord Byron at Sounion’s Temple of Poseidon,  and creating a lifetime of memories. Email Mr. Milsten for details at milstenw@trinityprep.org

Join us April 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Rich Library as we explore the topic of digital citizenship and develop ways we can manage the digital world, both at school and at home. "Screenagers" is an award-winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. This event is designed for families and is a great way to begin a conversation on digital citizenship. RSVP NOW >>

In June 2020, experienced travelers--Mrs. Garcia and Mr. McGimsey--will be travelling to Peru, and they hope that you can come, too. Peru will be Mrs. Garcia's third trip with Trinity students and Mr. McGimsey's seventh. This ten-day journey includes cities like Lima and Cuzco and breathtaking wonders like Machu Picchu and the Maras salt ponds. The trip culminates with a visit to the Amazon. With advance notice, you are able to secure a great price for a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Save $200 if you book before December 21. Please visit the trip website, https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2180232WE for more information. For questions, please contact Nicole Garcia at garcian@trinityprep.org.

Herff Jones is our supplier for graduation materials. Families of seniors should have received information in the mail about graduation announcements and invitations. Orders can also be placed online at www.herfforlando.com.

Gifts to the Trinity Prep Fund relieve our operating budget and allow the school the flexibility to support our top-notch programs. Thank you to the 222 (out of 727) families that have already made contributions to the Trinity Prep Fund. Please consider increasing our parent participation by making your tax-deductible donation today. No gift is too small - every gift counts towards participation!


UPPER SCHOOL

Mar. 15: Student Holiday, Teacher Writing Day
Mar. 18-22: Spring Break
Mar. 25: Classes Resume

To all senior parents: Trinity Prep would like to present you with a unique and lasting way to honor your senior's time as a Saint - an engraved brick with your son/daughter's name and class year that will be placed on campus. Each 4 x 8 inch brick will sell for $50 and will have your child's name, class year, and the fleur-de-lis symbol. Deadline for all orders is March 29, 2019 to ensure installation by commencement. ORDER YOUR BRICK NOW >>

Our annual Hoppy Easter project is getting under way. We plan to provide 300 Easter baskets to Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital, the Ronald McDonald Houses, and the Coalition for the Homeless. We need your help with donations. We need lots and lots of stuffed animals, bubbles, plastic eggs, grass, coloring books, crayons, dolls, cars, etc. No candy, please. If you have a business that has stress balls, pencils, straws, toothbrushes or anything else like that (even with your business name on them) we can use those. Send items in with your child to Ms. Wilbur in Brokaw 131. Thank you for your support!

Parents, please take note of the following upcoming registration dates to remember:
March 6-13, 8th grade registration
March 7, 8th grade parent registration Q&A
April 3-10, all other grades registration
April 6, new student registration

It's not too late to join Mr. Milsten and Mrs. Walker this June as we explore the islands of the Aegean and mainland Greece. Join an energetic group of travelers as we sail the sparkling Aegean, visiting Greek islands, walking the sacred path to visit the Pithic Oracle at Delphi, feasting on gyros and souvlaki, recounting the legends of Hercules and Achilles, watching the sun sink into the wine-dark sea with Lord Byron at Sounion’s Temple of Poseidon,  and creating a lifetime of memories. Email Mr. Milsten for details at milstenw@trinityprep.org

Join us April 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Rich Library as we explore the topic of digital citizenship and develop ways we can manage the digital world, both at school and at home. "Screenagers" is an award-winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. This event is designed for families and is a great way to begin a conversation on digital citizenship. RSVP NOW >>

In June 2020, experienced travelers--Mrs. Garcia and Mr. McGimsey--will be travelling to Peru, and they hope that you can come, too. Peru will be Mrs. Garcia's third trip with Trinity students and Mr. McGimsey's seventh. This ten-day journey includes cities like Lima and Cuzco and breathtaking wonders like Machu Picchu and the Maras salt ponds. The trip culminates with a visit to the Amazon. With advance notice, you are able to secure a great price for a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Save $200 if you book before December 21. Please visit the trip website, https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2180232WE for more information. For questions, please contact Nicole Garcia at garcian@trinityprep.org.

Trinity Prep seniors may be eligible for one of two Bright Futures Scholarship awards and/or other state scholarships and grants. Students should apply online at FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org beginning October 1 and prior to graduation. We recommend that all Trinity Prep seniors apply for the Bright Futures Scholarship, even if college plans take them out of state. Students can receive funding within two years of high school graduation. Please refer to the Class of 2019's college counseling Canvas page for more information regarding eligibility criteria and awards.

Herff Jones is our supplier for graduation materials. Families of seniors should have received information in the mail about graduation announcements and invitations. Orders can also be placed online at www.herfforlando.com.

ARTS

Local illustrator Dino Casterline will be teaching a master class on how to draw caricatures during the upper school 5th period block on Wednesday, March 27. If interested, please sign up with Mrs. Ashcraft at ashcrafti@trinityprep.org. Your 5th period teacher's permission is required prior to signing up. Space is limited.

ATHLETICS

The Golden T Classic is the annual golf tournament for the Trinity Prep community. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Dr. Thomas C. Dickinson Sr. endowed scholarship, which helps a student attend Trinity Prep who has demonstrated financial need and has an interest in the life sciences and service to others. To register or become a sponsor, click here.

Now you can keep up with every team and athlete with the new Trinity Prep Athletics Facebook page (@TPSAthletics) as well as Instagram and Twitter (@Athletics_TPS). Stay connected with game scores, Athlete of the Week recipients, and other athletic achievement notifications.

NFTQ ARCHIVE

Trinity Prep's MyTPS Portal is designed to connect parents with resources and information. MyTPS is different than Canvas, which is used as the primary system for the dissemination of academic content, homework, due dates, daily grades and important communications from teachers, coaches and college counseling. MyTPS is Trinity Prep's secure access for parents to important school resources. Current parents have access to a searchable and printable online student/parent directory as well as access to the following:


Parents can also view a digital version of mid-semester and semester progress reports, including comments in the "MyTPS Documents" link. Please direct any questions about accessing the portal to helpdesk@trinityprep.org, for questions specifically related to archived progress reports contact the School's registrar at rolekr@trinityprep.org.

Student comments for the first quarter will be released in Canvas today after 3 p.m. These comments help teachers communicate how Trinity Prep students are progressing in their classes. Teachers tell about successes and areas for improvement. These comments echo what grade books state inside Canvas while also providing a more holistic view of your child in our community. They also serve as great starting points for conversations about your child's academic progress.

To view your child's comments, please follow the steps below:

  1. Log into your Canvas Parent Observer account from the Web. (You will not be able to view comments from the Canvas App.)
  2. Select View Grades from your Dashboard (bottom right).
  3. Select one of your child's courses.
  4. Click on Speech Bubble Icon to the right of the Mid-Semester 1 Comment to view your child's comment for this course.
  5. To view comments from another course, click on the course drop down menu located directly above the assignment list and select a course.

If you have not signed up for a Canvas Observer Account, please click here for step-by-step instructions.
Oversight of athletic operations will continue under the guidance of Associate Head of School Dennis Herron. The day-to-day operations of the athletic department will be covered by our assistant athletic directors, Trevor Berryhill, Rita Kienle, Dave Langdon and Dee Starling and administrative assistant Bonnie Kelly. You may reach Dennis Herron by emailing herrond@trinityprep.org or the assistant athletic directors by emailing athleticdept@trinityprep.org.


We are excited to announce that there will be a math and writing lab in the Rich Library, every Tuesday and Thursday between 2:50-3:30 p.m. National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta peer tutors will be available to work with students on quiz preparation, test preparation, math skills and writing skills. They will also be available to assist with homework.

Starting the week of Oct. 16, the math and writing lab will open on its regularly scheduled days: Tuesday and Thursday from 2:50 to 3:30 p.m.

For all students, the Rich Library will be devoted to quiet study time while the lab is in session. The math and writing lab is open to all students.

Please encourage students who need some one-on-one peer help in math or writing to attend.

The Middle School Sports Banquet for cheerleading, cross country, football and volleyball will be Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6 pm in the DAC. Please complete the RSVP form to reserve your spot. Click here for additional information.

Please be aware that between 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, all of the Trinity Prep's systems will be taken offline for system maintenance. The services impacted and unavailable during this time will be Canvas, Trinity Prep Gsuite/Gmail, and the password reset portal. We appreciate your patience during this necessary maintenance.

Order forms for the junior class T-shirts were distributed in advisory on Oct. 5. Juniors can fill out the paper forms or use the Google form located on the class of 2019 Canvas page. Orders and payment are due to Nicole Garcia by Tuesday, Oct. 10. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Garcia at garcian@trinityprep.org.

Please follow these instructions to sign up for a winter sport. NOTE: Students must be the ones who fill out this form using their student Gmail accounts. The deadline for signing up for a winter sport is Friday, Oct. 20.

  1. Click this link to go to our team pages.
  2. Under the winter sports dropdown menu, click the team you would like to sign up for.
  3. Click the "Sign up for..." link at the top of the page
  4. Fill in your name and grade, and click "Submit"

Tryout dates for JV and Varsity are listed below.

Girls basketballOct. 30
Boys basketballNov. 6


Tryout dates for middle school are listed below.

Girls basketballOct. 30
Boys basketballNov. 8