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Trivium Academy Weekly Newsletter-Week of Oct 21st

Continue reading to the end for all of the latest updates! You can now find past newsletters on the Trivium website! https://triviumacademytx.com/knightly-news
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Aaliyah Cooper-4th Grade Humanities

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Colleges: University of Houston – M.Ed and BS

Teaching History: Over the last two years, I have worked with students from 2nd – 4th grade in Alvin ISD, Pearland ISD, and Mansfield ISD.

Family: I have an amazing fiancé named Xavier.

Interests/Hobbies Outside of School: I love to go shopping, read, watch Netflix, spend time with my family, and craft in my spare time.

Brandon Flemister-6th Grade Humanities & Coach

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Hometown: Kennesaw, GA

College: Graduated Kennesaw State University 2010

Current Position: 6th Grade Humanities, Coach: JV football 6th -8th, Girls basketball 9th-10th, Boys soccer 9th-10th

Interests: Passionate about making a difference in the lives of our young thinkers. HUGE fan of all things social studies, literature, the Dallas Cowboys, and a homecooked meal. Proud grandson, son, brother, and friend. Enjoying every moment of the 2019-2020 school year, GO KNIGTHS!

Forthcoming 2019-A Knights Fairy Tale is THIS WEEK!!

Forthcoming Dress Up Days

Monday 21st: Marvel Monday

Tuesday 22nd: Forthcoming T-shirt, spirit wear or uniform. Wear mums!

Wednesday 23rd: Wacky Tourist

Thursday 24th: Twin Thursday

Friday 25th: No school


Forthcoming football game is Tuesday, Oct. 22nd @5:30pm.


Forthcoming dance is Friday, October 25th @7pm for 9th graders only. Tickets for the dance will be sold in the front office for $20 beginning Monday, Oct. 21. Guest forms must be filled out for non-Trivium guests and will be available in the front office. **9th Grade Parents-Please consider donating items for the dessert bar as well as time to setup and take down for the dance!! Signups can be found on the 9th Grade Class of 2023 in Bloomz. If you haven't joined, please use code J88KRN

Scholastic Book Fair

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Elementary Music Fall Concert 2019

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CogAT Nov 4th-20th

All students in grades 2, 4, 6, and 8 will be participating in the CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) between November 4th and Nov. 20th. This is part of Trivium's Standardized Testing program that occurs each year and each grade level will be scheduling their exact dates.
This test is another tool that helps our teachers evaluate their student's abilities and academic placement. You will be receiving a letter along with a copy of the scores sometime in January.
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An Evening at Hogwarts with Independence Gardens-Nov 9th

Your presence is requested for a spellbinding & scrumptious evening at Hogwarts. Independence Gardens will host its annual Garden To Table dinner on Saturday, November 9, 2019 here at Trivium Academy. Four local chefs will create a family-style meal using produce grown by the school gardens in the IG network - including the garden here at Trivium! This annual fundraising dinner will fund programs like Come and Eat (where local chefs cook alongside kids - last year 3rd and 4th grade participated!) and outdoor learning spaces including the one here at Trivium!


Families at Trivium will receive a special ticket to board platform 9 3/4 for a $25 per person general admission ticket! This dinner will sell out fast so get your tickets! VIP tickets are available to join Headmistress B Jones’ table and Prefects of each House! Wear your best robes!

Magical Code: TRIVIUM

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-at-hogwarts-tickets-72467994723

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Are you or someone in your family a veteran? Please come to our Veterans Day celebration to be recognized and honored. Please RSVP with the form below.

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Race on Nov 21st! Fun Run Activities at Trivium Nov 11th-22nd

BOX TOPS!!! BOX TOPS!!!

Dear Families,

The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school!

Over the summer, participating brands have begun to change their packaging from the traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label.


Here are the quick things to know -
- Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt for the store.
- There will be a mobile app to use for scanning - EASY!!
- Traditional Box Tops at home are still great!! Be sure to send them to school.
- Double Dip!! As the transition is made from clips to digital completely, you can turn the clips in, AND scan the receipt!


Thanks for helping our school get what it needs! The parents in the community make it super easy to put our Thinkers first!!

LASTLY...I will be sending home information regarding contests and challenges related to Box Tops! We have some new ideas this year to make it fun for the kids!

Our first turn in date to the company will be Nov 1, so we have a quick push to get there - but I know our Trivium Families have been saving them!


Shell Works
Trivium Academy
American Sign Language Teacher
Community Outreach Coordinator

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Quarterly Awards Ceremonies

This week we recognized some of our outstanding students in our first ever Elementary and Secondary Quarterly Awards Ceremonies. Over half of our student body had perfect attendance in quarter one! One student per grade level in K-9 was selected for the prestigious KNIGHTS award for exhibiting Kindness, Nobility, Integrity, Generosity, Honesty, Trustworthiness, and Selflessness. Students who made AB Honor Roll and A Honor roll were also recognized in secondary. The 7th grade A Honor Roll is pictured below with Principal Cawthon. Keep up the great work!
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Stamp Division Game

Mrs. Williamson's math classes are using the Montessori stamp game to help them understand the process of long division. Students are experiencing the math hands-on and developing a concrete understanding of division (pictured below).
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Strawberry DNA

9th grade biology students in Mrs. Frank's class performed a lab extracting DNA from a strawberry! After extracting the DNA, they looked at it under a microscope and were able to see for themselves how DNA and cells differ in structure when viewed up close.
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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

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 http://smile.amazon.com 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!