Trix Family News

Week of May 16, 2022

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Message from Principal Perkins (23 Instructional Days Left in Quarter 4)

Happy Sunday Family!

What a beautiful weekend!! I hope the scholars got out and enjoyed the sun this weekend. Let's encourage our scholars to get off their electronic devices and ride their bikes, play in the sun, and just be kids.

We are now starting our NWEA testing. As with MSTEP we are asking families to be mindful of scholar attendance. It is very important for scholars to be in attendance for testing. Please review the tips below to ensure your scholars are ready for testing.

Testing Tips for Parents

1. Make sure your child gets plenty of rest the night before the test.

2. On the morning of the test, your child needs to get up in plenty of time so he/she won't feel rushed.

3. Feed your child a good breakfast. Research shows that children do better on tests if they have had a good breakfast. (Trix Academy Breakfast runs from 8:05am-8:25am)

4. Do as much as you can to make your child feel comfortable. Try not to say things to make him/her feel more nervous.

5. Reassure your child that no matter the outcome of the test you will still love him/her. Encourage them to simply do their best.

6. Take an active role in your child's education throughout the school year. Let your child know you are interested in his/her learning by taking part in the entire process.

7. Give your child praise even if he or she didn't do well on the test.

Lastly, Summer Advantage begins in June and spaces are going fast. We have 14 spaces left so if you want your scholar to participate, please sign up. If you have signed up your scholar for Summer Advantage please attend the parent virtual meeting on Tuesday, May 17th at 4:30. The link is below:

Let's make it a wonderful week!!!


Ms. L. Perkins, M.Ed


"Parents are the ultimate role model for children. Every word, movement, and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than a parent." - Bob Keeshan

Spring Assessment Schedule Week of May 16th

Monday May 16th - May 20th MSTEP Make Up Assessments (Window Closes May 20th)

NWEA Assessments Begin (ELA Testing)

Monday, May 16th 1st Grade

Tuesday, May 17th Kindergarten and 2nd Grade

Wednesday, May 18th 3rd Grade - 5th Grade

Thursday, May 19th 6th - 8th Grade

Friday, May 20th K-8th Make Ups


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87% of spots have been filled. Do not miss out only 14 spots left for this summer.

Summer Advantage 2022: Registration & Dates Now Available
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Climate and Culture

Climate & Culture

  • Scholars can wear school uniform style shorts until the end of the school year
  • NO sandals, open toed shoes or crocs allowed(for safety reasons)
  • Scholars must be in attendance daily
  • Please make sure you pick scholars up on time at dismissal

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Kickboard Store Friday, May 20th

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77% Average Daily Attendance the week of May 9th - May 13th DAILY GOAL 95%

What's Happening At Trix Academy???

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Upcoming May Dates

May 17th NWEA Testing Begins

May 18th Kindergarten - 1st Grade Belle Isle Nature Center

May 25th Kindergarten Round Up

May 27th-May 30th Memorial Day Weekend No School

May 31st School Resumes

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Attention 8th Grade Parents (Male Mentorship Opportunity)

Southfield Kappa League is now accepting application for membership for the 2022-2023 schoo year! Open to all Southfield and Detroit Metropolitan Area young men of high school aged to grow and develop their leadership talents in every phase of human endeavor.

Deadline is June 1, 2022.

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May 7th Kids Business Fair & Made In Michigan Fair

Observe the opportunity for children to launch their very own startup business PLUS shop Made In Michigan vendor booths for a family fun day of shopping, activties and outdoor fun!

May 17th 2022 Construction Science Expo

Construction careers showcase for young Detroit students emphasizing Engineering & skilled trades. New location! Durfee Innovation Society

Staff Email Addresses


Luvenia Perkins, Principal -

Sheilene Smith, Operations Manager -

Tyresha Robinson, Student Enrollment Coordinator -

Kenyatta Manley, Office Manager -

Paula Hayes, Culture Specialist -

Laura Green, Instructional Specialist -

Karen Orpe, Instructional Coach -

Special Education

Monica Mbua, Teacher -

Martha Miller, Social Worker -


Charlene Long, Teacher -

Patrice Nelson, Teacher -

Chelsea Henry, Teacher -

First Grade

Tiara Owens, Teacher -

Second Grade

Asia Bradley, Teacher -

Josef McKinney, Teacher -

Third Grade

Stephanie Stamas, Teacher -

Fourth Grade

Sheryll Purdy, Teacher -

Atica Bell, Teacher -

Fifth Grade

Michelle Kulcharyk, Teacher -

Grace Munoz, Teacher -

Middle School

LaTesha Gordon, ELA Teacher -

Johari Brown, Math Teacher -

Yolanda Betty, Science Teacher -

Steven Orellana, Teacher -

Andre Keys, SEL Support/Teacher -


Bryant Robertson, Art Teacher -

Edward McLean, Technology Teacher -

Jerel Allen, Physical Education Teacher -

Reading Intervention

Matthew Bowman, Teacher -

Toiya Davis, Teacher -

Nicolas Wolak, Teacher -

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Have Questions? Contact Us!

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