Knightly News

Trivium Academy Weekly Newsletter

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Continue reading to the end of the newsletter for an update on a monthly calendar view, link to the PIE volunteer form and more! Online Room Parent forms coming soon!
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Dear Parents,

We had a terrific start to the new year. Many thanks to Christina Buehlman, Michelle Scowden, Stacy Best, Erica Tuscano, and their children for making the building look fresh and fun to welcome our students.

We loved greeting our Knights and getting them settled in their new classrooms. Carpool is running smoothly, and our teachers and volunteers have managed to avoid heat stroke! Thank you all for being patient and for following the rules. Those of you who are still turning left at the light need to know that you allow the traffic to back up. The extra few minutes you save by turning left has a huge impact on our traffic flow. We also ask that you make sure your children are ready to exit the car when we come to get them out of your cars in the morning. While waiting in the line, have them grab their belongings and be ready to hop out.

Trivium is blooming with activities, learning, and fun. We are grateful to have you all back and look forward to a SUPER year. Get ready for our first Spirit Night at Urban Eight on September 5th. These are the best evenings when we have a chance to enjoy our families and have a great dinner.

We hope you like the weekly newsletter you are receiving. Karla Bell is working hard to keep everyone informed. If you have anything to add, please let us know.

We thank you for your support and we love having our children back in the building!

Best wishes,

Marsha Cawthon


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Lori Brooks-Assistant Principal

College(s): Central Baptist College- AA Arkansas State University- BSE and MSE Texas A&M-Commerce- Post Graduate Work

Teaching History: This is my 28th year in education. I was in Plano ISD for the last 22 years. Before coming to Texas, I taught in Arkansas. I came to Plano and began my teaching career as an elementary teacher at Wells, Centennial, and then Hughston teaching 3-5th grades. I moved to Haggard Middle School where I was an English and history teacher before becoming the Instructional Specialist. I was an assistant principal in Plano before coming to Trivium. I am excited to be part of the Trivium Academy community and look forward to getting to know all the staff and families.

Family:My family and I live in Allen. I have one son, Robert who is a third grader here at Trivium.

Interests/Hobbies Outside of School: My son and I love to travel. We also love exploring the outdoors and camping. I love to spend time reading and shopping, when time permits.

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Back carline (by the cafeteria) will be open for grades 3-6 and middle school siblings of students in 3-6 until 7:45am. The back doors will lock at 7:45am and all students will need to check in at the front office to make sure that our K-6 students are getting signed in if tardy. The backdoor will reopen from 8:15am-8:30am for students in grades 7-9. Any middle school students who are in the building before 8:15am must remain in the cafeteria until 8:15am.

Please remember to turn right at the Providence light. When the line gets held up for someone waiting to turn left, it creates a massive domino effect.

**NYC (7th-9th Only) and DC (8th Only) Educational Trip Info Meetings**

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We now have a calendar that can be viewed many different ways with a subscription option! This will have all non-signup events (any events you signup for via Bloomz). Click on the calendar image below to view. You can subscribe multiple ways. Most popular devices have a Calendar Subscription option to paste the url for the calendar you choose. For help on configuring your device please visit

Option 1

Go to and in the upper right select the blue box with three white lines and choose Preferences then iCalender Feeds. Here you will find the individual calendars links or the link that will give you all events.

Option 2

Copy the direct links below for the calendar you wish to subscribe and enter on your device calendar subscription.

All Calendars-

Academic Calendar-

Athletics (Events coming soon! Since games often change we HIGHLY recommend subscribing to the calendar)-

Fine Arts (Events coming soon!)-

PIE Events-

Holiday/Teacher Inservice-

Click calendar image below to go directly to the calendar

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PIE Updates

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Background Check Link!

Volunteers must re-do the background check each year.

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Who we are?

Christina Buehlman is the proud mother of Brooklyn who is in 4th grade and Britton who is in 2nd grade. Their family lives in The Colony and they are proud to be original Knights.

Michelle Scowden’s family are also original Knights. Their family resides in Prosper. Her daughters Ellie, 7th grade, Addie 4th grade and Isabella 3rd grade love being part of the Trivium family!

What we do?

Fundraising chairs Christina Buehlman and Michelle Scowden have worked together over the last 3 years. Together they have helped raise funds through spirit nights, the annual online silent auction and community partners such as Box Tops for Education, Amazon Smile and Kroger. With your help our fundraising efforts were able to repair the gym floor, provide Momentous Institute tools which provide emotional support to each of our classrooms as well as other enrichment initiatives.

Michelle says “We are always open to your suggestions on new spirit night venues, auction items and any fundraising ideas to help raise money for our school.”

Christina added “I was initially intimidated about joining the fundraising committee, but it has been rewarding to see the support of our families and our community generously coming together to support our cause.”

The dynamic duo would love to invite you to join their committee and team up with them in planning some new and exciting events this year.

Save the date for our first Spirit night of the school year! Join us at Urban8 for our karaoke themed Back to School Bash on Thursday, September 5th from 3-10pm. We can’t wait to see you all there!

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!