January 18, 2021

Dates to Remember

1/18/2021 - No School (MLK Observance)

1/20/2021 - Third Grade Reading Law Parent Meeting

1/22/2021 - Quarter 2 Ends

1/29/2021 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

From the Desk of the Principal

Hello Trix Academy Family!

During the first half of the school year, Trix Academy focused on our academic programming and the well being of our scholars and families. As we now focus on the second half of the school year, it is with joy to add additional components to our school community. Coming soon, please look for various opportunities for your scholar(s) to participate in clubs, contests and guest speaker opportunities. Additional information is forth coming, therefore please continue to read our school newsletter.


Detra Coleman, Ed.S.

Trix Academy School Leader

Third Grade Reading Law Parent Meeting

Being a good reader is critical if a student is going to be successful in school. In order for students to be college and career ready, it is important that they have strong literacy skills. In 2016, the Michigan Legislature passed House Bill No. 4822 to ensure that children who exit Third Grade are reading at grade level. Trix Academy is holding a parent meeting for all kindergarten through third grade scholars on January 20, 2021 at 3:30pm to further discuss the reading law. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Coleman at

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 876 8441 2468

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1 929 436 2866 US (New York)

The Importance of Attendance

Robo calls as well as other communications are being sent on a daily basis for those scholars who are not logged into their class daily. As a gentle reminder, attendance is an integral part of the learning process. Scholars should log into their Blackboard class session at 8:30am. The first class of the day is geared towards getting scholars ready for instruction and to check-in on our scholars to ensure they are continuing to build social skills. Remaining logged in for the day is also critical because scholars will receive a deeper understanding of content pertaining to reading, math, science and social studies. In order for scholars to count as present for the day, remaining logged in is important. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Coleman at (313) 426-1020 or

Scholar Led School Events Committee

Attention Scholars! Do you enjoy speaking with others and working as a team? Trix Academy has the idea and answer waiting just for you. We are looking for scholars to help plan activities for our school community. If you are interested in joining the school events committee, please email Ms. Coleman your interest or let you homeroom teacher know, after you have permission from your parent. The school events committee will meet once a week and work together as a team to develop ideas that all of our families can enjoy each month as another way of bringing our school community together. I look forward to speaking with those who are interested.

Coming Soon ... Art Contest

Do you enjoy being creative through art? Coming very soon, scholars will have the opportunity to showcase your drawing ability. Trix Academy will hold it's first art contest, facilitated by Mr. Robertson. Please stay tuned for additional details coming very soon!

Last Week of NWEA Testing

The NWEA testing window is coming to a close on January 20, 2021. All scholars who have not taken their assessment(s) will take a make-up assessment. As a reminder, the information we are able to receive based on your child(ren) performance will help us continue mapping an educational plan to best address your scholar's strength(s) and area(s) for improvement. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Coleman at (313) 426-1020 or email

Accepting Applications

Trix Academy is accepting new scholar applications. If you are aware of a family who is searching for a safe, nurturing and educationally focused school, please call the office at (313) 426-1020 or visit for enrollment information.

Laptop Care and Tips

Many of our scholars have received devices for virtual learning. Below are a few tips to ensure the technology devices are not accidently damaged or lost.

  • Ensure the case remains on the iPad or Chromebook
  • Ensure food and drinks are not around the technology device
  • Ensure scholars are stationary when using the iPad or Chromebook
  • Monitor data usage on the hotspot
  • When lessons have concluded for the day, ensure the scholar places the device in the same location for the next day
  • Ensure technology devices are plugged in to charge at the end of the school day in order for scholars to have a fully charged device for the next school day.

If you have any questions, please let me know via email at or by calling the office at (313) 426-1020.