Trix Family News

Week of May 2, 2022

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Message from Principal Perkins (32 Instructional Days Left in Quarter 4)

Happy Sunday Family!

What a great week we are going to have!! It is "Teacher Appreciation Week"!!!!!! This is that time of year our scholars have the opportunity to show our teachers and staff how much they are appreciated. Trix Academy is very special to have teachers and staff who have been a part of our scholars lives for multiple years. They have watched our scholars grow up and have been a huge part is building both their academics success and character.

Take this time to let your teachers and staff know that you appreciate all the love and attention they have given you here at Trix. Please see the flier for some wonderful teacher appreciation ideas and themes for this week.

MSTEP testing continues next week. Below are are tips to support parents to prepare your scholars for testing next week!

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.

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

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It is time to celebrate all the hard work the Trix Academy staff over the course of this school year. One week is not enough time to really show our staff how much we love them but please take time to show your appreciation to our teachers this week!

You can do something special everyday next week to celebrate your teachers!

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MSTEP Testing Schedule Week of May 2nd

Monday, May 2nd 5th Grade Science

Tuesday, May 3rd 3rd Grade Math

Wednesday, May 4th 4th Grade ELA

Thursday, May 5th 6th Grade ELA

Friday, May 6th MSTEP Make Up's

PLA Townhall Family Survey Please Complete by May 4th

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Please complete the survey below to give your feedback on how to use our ESSER III funds to support the staff and scholars of Trix Academy.

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Spots are moving quickly. Hard copy applications went out last week. Please return your form to secure your spot! One 62% of spots have been filled. Don't miss out on this opportunity for your scholars.

Summer Advantage Registration

Or call the Summer Advantage Team at 1-866-924-7226 from 8am-6pm Monday - Friday

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

Climate & Culture

Our scholars did great showing kindness towards each other for the month of April. Parents please continue speaking with your scholars about appropriate behaviors in school. Please continue speaking with your scholars about showing respect towards staff and students. We want to continue growing our scholars into great leaders of tomorrow.

Popcorn Fundraiser

The popcorn order is back for those who participated. Parents will receive a phone call this week on the day and time to pick up the orders. Thanks again for your support!

Top Sellers!!!

#1 Joi Fields 1st $734.00

#2 Sincere Butler 8th $712.00

#3 Darnell Williams 8th $508

#4 Dwayne Sharp $402.00


Please make sure that your scholars comes to school daily with a mask. Thanks so much to our parents who make sure your scholar is masked up before they enter the building.

Also, special thank you to those parents who have donated masks.

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Kickboard Store Friday, May 6th

Friday Book Giveaway (Brilliant Detroit)

Thank you to Brilliant Detroit for all the beautiful books and great titles. We have enough books to do a giveaway every Friday for the next few weeks. These are great books for summer reading, so please take as many as you like.
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78% Average Daily Attendance the week of April 25th - April 29th DAILY GOAL 95%

What's Happening At Trix Academy???

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Upcoming May Dates

May 2nd Monthly Assembly

May 6th Professional Development Early Dismissal 12:30pm

May 11th Kindergarten Round Up

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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