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Trivium Academy Weekly Newsletter-Week of Oct 28th

Continue reading to the end for all of the latest updates! You can now find past newsletters on the Trivium website!
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Kristen Martin-4th Grade Science

Colleges: I went to TCU for my undergrad in Education and then Dallas Theological Seminary for my Masters in Christian Education.

Teaching History: Fresh out of college I taught K-8th PE for a small private school in Fort Worth. I also coached Middle school and High school Volleyball, Soccer & Softball for a larger Private school. During this time I also split my time working for a church youth group. 2 years later I moved back to Dallas to pursue my masters. I coached and taught at Private schools in the area and a few years down the road I taught 4th grade and just fell in love with it. I went on to teach 6th grade social studies for 3 years at a charter school and then moved back to 4th grade focusing on math & science.This past summer I found Trivium and am so thankful that I did. Trivium fits my desire to reach and engage students where they are. I want each student to know that they matter and they have a great purpose in this life.

Family: I’ve been married to my husband Chris for 5 years and we have 2 extremely well loved dogs; Chaco a 9yr. Old Beagle and Sadie a 2 yr. Old German Shepherd.

Hobbies/Interest: I enjoy time at the Lake, the outdoors, movies, church and sports; especially TCU!

Jessica Berg-Special Education


Baylor University

Texas Institute for Teacher Education

Teaching History: This is my 4th year in education. I was in Lewisville ISD for the last 3 years. This is my first year teaching at Trivium. I am excited to be part of the Trivium Academy Special Education Team.


I live in The Colony with my husband Eric and our two children: Ethan (6th) and Adelynne (3rd).

Interests/Hobbies Outside of School:

I love photography and baking. Our family loves to eat at new restaurants, visit family on vacation, and work puzzles together.


Forthcoming Dance

The Knight and Day Coffee Company

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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

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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.

New Family Interest Meeting for the 2020-2021 Academic Year on November 12th at Trivium. Share video below to explain "Why Trivium?".

The Parent Experience at Trivium #buildingthinkers

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

Flash Dash for Box Tops Cash!

Yes! It’s a tongue twister but it is exactly what it says!! We are having a flash collection for Box Tops. We have collected box tops already, and those WILL be included in the dash as well as all new box tops collected between Monday and Wednesday of next week. This is a grade level dash! Let me explain more...

What you need to know!

1. You can send cut-out (old style) box tops straight to your child’s teacher in Ziploc baggies, and I will collect them and make sure your grade level receives credit. Please label bag.

2. Electronic and digital submission (new this year!!) are collected by 2 steps – here is the info

a. Download the app for Box Tops for Education onto your smart phone

b. When you purchase products with the electronic box top logo
(the logo will be obvious), the cash register will automatically
load it onto your receipt (no need to cut or clip!)

c. Now, use the Box Top app to scan the bar code on your receipt. The app will walk you through the user-friendly process. It will ask you for the grade level and teacher for your student. Then, the app will allow you to scan your receipt. If this is confusing for you, please send your receipt to school with your child’s name at the top and I will scan it for you. Your child’s classroom will still receive credit.

3. THE PRIZE for the fast dash is an all grade level popcorn treat during lunch! (we will make sure that the numbers are proportionate to the grade level population, so every grade has a chance!)

If you have any confusion about our Flash Dash for Box Tops Cash, feel free to give me a call at the school. I teach as well, so if I am not available, I will get back to you ASAP!

*Dates : Now – Oct 30th

*What – Flash Dash for Box Tops Cash

*How – Send Box Tops (clipped or receipts) now through Wednesday

*Contact – Ms. Works 469-306-1821 – direct line

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Author Skype Visit with Johnathan H. Reynolds

At Trivium we try to bring in real life experiences to help learning come alive for our students. This week our 3rd-6th grade students got to experience a Skype visit with author, J. H. Reynolds. He is the author of the new series:Monster Street. There are currently three books in the series with the fourth coming out soon! Many of the students have read the book and love it. Twelve of these students were selected to ask a question to Mr. Reynolds about his writing process and experience. He commented that he has never had better questions from a group of students, which reaffirms what we already knew: we have amazing kids at Trivium! We hope that if your child enjoys suspenseful books that you might read this series together and continue to foster the amazing reading culture that we have at Trivium.
October Lunch Menu

Lunch orders will be due for the following week every WEDNESDAY at 9am

November 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 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!