The Trillium

September 2014

Kids Rock at Oktoberfest

Looking for a fun, family-friendly way to spend your Saturday? Join us from 12pm-4pm for a FREE event on our campus this weekend - Kids Rock at Oktoberfest! We are partnering with our friends at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church to create a memorable and fun experience for you and your little ones, including games, crafts, yummy food, vendors, and more. There is no charge to attend this event but you will want to bring money to purchase tickets and food. All proceeds go right back to HTM!

For more information about this exciting event, please click here:

Coming Soon - Art of Whine!

Please make sure you save the date, hire a sitter, and plan to purchase your tickets for our annual event called Art of Whine! This is a fun, elegant, and relaxed evening for grown-ups that is designed to raise money for our Teacher Salary Enhancement Fund.

For just $50 per ticket, you can enjoy a delicious spread of appetizers and desserts, our open bar featuring wine and beer (with our signature cocktail available for purchase), live music and entertainment, and access to one of the best silent auctions in town.

All HTM families should have received a letter from Kate that requested help with contributions of items for our Silent Auction, as well as a list of suggested auction donation items. We truly need your help with this effort in order for this event to be successful. If you have any questions about this or if you have items or services to donate, please contact our Auction Coordinator, LeAnn Jackoboice, at

Additionally, we are pleased to announce that we are offering all HTM families the opportunity to earn free tickets for this event to share with your friends. To qualify, simply purchase 2 tickets for your own family and sell 2 additional tickets to grandparents or friends. Once you buy 2 tickets and sell 2 tickets, you will get 2 tickets for free! Our hope is that you'll use them to invite folks who are not already planning to come and encourage them to bid on our great auction pieces. The more, the merrier!

You'll be able to purchase tickets online very soon (we will announce this once it's available). In the meantime, please help us collect auction donations and spread the word about this fantastic event. You won't want to miss it!

Bake My Day - A Project That Made Some Dough!

Thank you to each of you who purchased our homemade bread through our "Bake My Day" Bread Sale! Our Lower Elementary students did such a fantastic job with this entire project.

This exercise went beyond simply baking some delicious bread. Our young friends earned hands-on experience in kitchen management, branding and marketing, sales, small business budgeting and money management, basic accounting concepts, banking and treasury principles, and resource allocation, just to name a few!

We are proud to say that our first-ever Bake My Day sale raised $350.00! Our LE friends decided to save $125, spend $125 (on new outdoor equipment), and donate $100. We will be giving $50 each to the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and a local homeless shelter.

Thank you for helping to make this project a wonderful success for our students, and for truly giving them a great experience in a mock small-business management scenario. We hope you enjoyed it as well!

Raise Money for HTM with your Kroger Plus Card!

When you use your Kroger Plus Card, you can help us earn FREE MONEY for HTM through Kroger's Community Rewards program! All you have to do is link your card to our Kroger Community Rewards account online, then use your Plus Card when you shop. You'll still get all your customer rewards, and HTM will get money back on your purchases.

This is especially rewarding for us when you purchase gift cards at Kroger and use those in place of direct transactions at your favorite restaurants, gas stations, online retailers, and stores. For example, if you plan to get a new TV, purchase a Best Buy gift card from Kroger and use that instead of cash or credit at Best Buy. Or if you love to purchase items from, get Amazon gift cards at Kroger and load them into your Amazon account! There are so many options and this is a great way to support HTM through your grocery shopping and beyond.

To link your Kroger Plus Card to our Community Rewards account, go to and sign up as a "new customer." Once you enter and confirm your information, choose Holy Trinity Montessori (#88792) from the list of organizations. You'll see our name on your information page once you've successfully registered.

This process takes less than a minute, but the potential rewards for our school are great! Thank you for your help in this endeavor, and Happy Shopping at Kroger!


9/27 Kids Rock and Oktoberfest Festival


10/3 First Friday Parent Coffee Hour

10/9 Parent & Teacher Conferences, 7:30am-5pm (No Students at School)

10/9-13 Fall Break - School Closed

10/24 No Aftercare - Art of Whine Set Up

10/25 Art of Whine, 6pm (Fall Adult Social)

10/31 Teacher In-Service (No Students at School)


11/6 Discovery Night: Primary and Lower Elementary - Math & Language Studies in the Montessori Classroom; Toddler - Montessori in the Home, 6:00pm

11/25 Thanksgiving Feast and Early Dismissal (No Aftercare)

11/26-28 Thanksgiving Break - School Closed

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