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Trivium Academy Weekly Newsletter-Week of Sept 23rd

Continue reading to the end for all of the latest updates! You can now find past newsletters on the Trivium website!
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Elise Adams-1st Grade

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College(s): Texas A&M-Commerce.

Teaching History: This is 8th year teaching! I grew up in Plano and attended Plano ISD schools Kinder-12th grade. After I graduated, I returned to Plano ISD to teach. I started out as an intervention teacher for 2-5, then I taught 2nd grade. I have been in first grade for the past 6 years. First grade has my heart and this is my happy place. I love writing curriculum and implementing fun lessons. I am beyond excited to have found Trivium! This school aligns so much with my teaching philosophy. I look forward to getting to know everyone better throughout the year!

Family: Eleanor is my sweet foster daughter. She is 4 years old and the light of my life. I have had her for about 7 months. I and not sure where our story will go, so in the meantime I am enjoying every moment with her!

Interests/Hobbies Outside of School: I love to go out to dinner and socialize with family and friends. I love taking Eleanor swimming, to jump places and reading books with her. I also enjoy shopping, but that has slowed down quite a bit now that I have a kiddo!

Shell Works-Community Outreach Coordinator & American Sign Language Teacher

College(s): I went to Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. Many of us called it Naca-nowhere, but it was the place I truly mastered and learned to understand American Sign Language, Spanish, and how to be an attentive and caring teacher. It was a great experience. I also have my Masters Degree in Educational Administration.

Teaching History: This is my 18th year in education. I started in Deaf Education and taught children from ages 3- 21, elementary, middle, and high school as well. My 3rd year in education, I made a shift in certification and started teaching American Sign Language as a foreign language to high school students. Through the years, I have had the privilege to be an ASL high school teacher, district-wide administrator, and a Service Coordinator for Deaf Education. I have enjoyed all my is my opportunities, from Longview to Houston, to Sherman and now Trivium, to work with and for the kids.

I left education about 10 years ago to work in the educational and growth side of the corporate platform. My job was to grow and promote success within particular businesses. It was a lot like teaching children in that, the secret was to see where the gaps were in the business – just like learning gaps for our kids – and then cater and strategize to those gaps until they are not gaps anymore. I am excited that I have 2 roles at Trivium. 1 – Community Outreach Coordinator, and 2 – American Sign Language Teacher. I feel VERY fortunate to work in both areas and serve our school.

Family: I have 2 children. My oldest is 21 and she attends Texas A&M as an engineering major. My youngest is 10 and he attends Trivium as a 5th grader and there is nothing better than knowing my child is in the hands of he most amazing educators in the nation. (I really do think this!) We live in Prosper currently, but have thought about moving somewhere closer to Trivium in the next year. We have a 9 year old boxer and sweet little cat too.

Interests/Hobbies Outside of School: We LOVE to travel, take road trips, avid book readers, going to the movies, and mostly just hanging out with the family. My deep passion is teaching. I spend a lot of time making sure that my students are learning, growing, and enjoying school – besides my family, seeing my students grow up and become passionate about life, may by my largest accomplishment.


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Bloomz Notifications and Quiet Hours

Did you know you can control your notifications as well as set quiet hours in Bloomz? Whether it is from push notifications from the mobile app, or via email, you can always decide how and how often you receive notifications from Bloomz.

In order to adjust your notification settings, follow these steps:
  1. Click on the left menu tray
  2. Click on Settings
  3. Click on Notifications
  4. Choose how you want to be notified: email or push
  5. Toggle on or off what you want notifications about

Grade Level Communication on Bloomz

Don't miss out on important grade level communication! Use the codes below to join your child's grade level Bloomz group.











Varsity Football Game

The 9th grade football team won their first home game on Wednesday, Sept. 18th! The pep band was there to cheer them on as well as many friends, family and faculty.

Come out to the Trivium stadium for the next game to watch the football team and hear the band on Tuesday, Sept. 24th @ 5:45pm!

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October 3rd for ALL GRADES!

Lifetouch will be coming to Trivium on October 3rd for K-9 school pictures that will be featured in the yearbook. Please wear school uniforms. Picture Day ID: TX119089Q0

If you received an email from Lifetouch there was an error on the grades being photographed. It will include ALL grades K-9

Uniform policy reminder:


  • K & up: White, Navy, or Light Blue Collared Shirts - short or long sleeves (polo or button down)
  • 6th & up: Red Collared Polo Shirts - short or long sleeves
  • K & up: White, Grey, or Navy Vests/Sweaters/Cardigans


  • K & up: Khaki or Navy Pants, Shorts, or Skorts
  • K-3rd: Khaki, Navy, or Trivium Plaid Jumpers - fingertip length or longer (with modesty shorts or white, grey, or navy tights or leggings)
  • 4th & up: Khaki, Navy, or Trivium Plaid Skirts - fingertip length or longer (with modesty shorts or white, grey, or navy tights or leggings)


  • K-8th: Closed Toe with Rubber Soles (suitable for recess)/Tennis Shoes (mandatory for PE)
  • K & up: No Show or Ankle Socks
  • K & up: White, Grey, or Navy Crew or Knee Socks
  • K & up: White, Grey, or Navy Tights
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Race on Nov 21st! Fun Run Activities at Trivium Nov 11th-22nd

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6th grade math teacher Maithili Shenoy flexed her creative muscles and turned a boring worksheet about classifying numbers into an interactive game for her students! 6th graders are practicing classifying numbers into sets and subsets using various graphic organizers. Instead of doing this with paper and pencil, she recreated one of the graphic organizers on the floor with masking tape. Students took turns tossing a bean bag onto the "game board" and gave an example of a number that would belong in the section where the bean bag landed, justifying their thinking. This is just one example of how Trivium is making math fun and accessible to all kids.
September Lunch Menu

Lunch orders will be due for the following week every WEDNESDAY at 9am

October Lunch Menu

Lunch orders will be due for the following week every WEDNESDAY at 9am

Elementary Online Food Service (K-6)

Lunch orders will be due for the following week every WEDNESDAY at 9am

Secondary Online Food Service (7-9)

Lunch orders will be due for the following week every WEDNESDAY at 9am

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Jennifer Filipski-Workroom Committee Chair

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I have been married to my husband Matt for almost 11 years in November. I am the proud mom to Thatcher, who is in Mrs. J's 1st grade class. I was born, raised and currently reside in Plano.

This is our 2nd year at Trivium and my first year on PIE as the Workroom committee chair.

In the workroom we need volunteers to help teachers with making copies, laminating, cutting and other various special projects. There is always something to do!

My favorite things about Trivium are the amazing teachers and staff. I am usually in awe of the creativity, passion and genuine love these people have when it comes to teaching and caring for our kids. I love the community we have here at Trivium and how easy it is to get involved.

Trail Mix Bar

Thank you for making the Faculty Appreciation Trail Mix Bar such a huge success! The staff LOVED it and it was all due to your time and donations!

Background Check and Volunteer Opportunities

If you have completed your volunteer background check for this school year, please join the PIE Bloomz Group using code S22RSA. Approval to the group can take up to two weeks. Only those with approved background checks will be added to this closed group. All signups for volunteer activities and field trip chaperoning will be posted here! As a reminder, the background check deadline for currently enrolled families is 10/4/19.

We currently have volunteer opportunities in the PIE Group for:

  • Watch D.O.G.S.
  • Lunch Bunch
  • Workroom

Don't miss out on other ways to volunteer at the school! Complete your background check and join the PIE group!

Background Check Link!

Volunteers must re-do the background check each year.

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Trivium Academy (Portico Foundation) every time you shop, at no cost to you.

Go to and when prompted to select a charity enter Portico Education Foundation. Make sure to select the organization in Carrollton!

Bookmark this page for all of your Amazon purchases!

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