April 13, 2017                                                                  Volume 14     |     Issue 19
In This Issue:
        • Empowerment Scholarship Expansion
        • Resurrection Chapel Today!
        • No School: Good Friday
        • April Spirit Day
        • Read-A-Thon Prize Chapel
        • Volunteer Vision Update
        • Senior Thesis Presentations
        • 4-6th Heritage Chapel
        • Spring Theatre Production
        • Scholarship Info
        • Praising Father...
        • Moms in Prayer 
        • April Calendar
Empowerment Scholarship Expansion

Dear Trinity Friends and Family,

As you may have heard, the Arizona Legislature passed landmark legislation last Friday and Governor Ducey signed it into law the same day.  

This new law that some are calling the "voucher bill" addressed the Empowerment Scholarships (ESAs) which previously only applied to certain categories of students, and expands it to all students in the state of Arizona.  This expansion is phased in over the next 4 years, effectively providing even more opportunities for families to afford the school of their choice.

Attached here is the Fact Sheet about the bill from Center for Arizona Policy

Attached here is another fact sheet from the American Federation for Children

What does this mean for Trinity?  

1)  These Empowerment Scholarships (ESAs) may be available this coming year for new students in Kindergarten or switching from an Arizona public or charter school enrolling in grades K, 1, 6, and 9.  There is a cap on the number of students for the state on a first come first served basis.   

2)  Students who are currently attending Trinity will NOT be eligible to receive ESA funds.  However, there is more money than ever available through the Scholarship Tuition Organizations (STOs).  Our school family is now receiving over 1 million dollars a year in scholarship money through the Arizona State Tax Credit Scholarships.    

3)  Students who receive ESA funds will not be eligible to receive STO funds and vice versa.  It is one or the other with ESA funds or STO funds but not both.  

4)  We are seeing this as another blessing God has provided for our parents to empower all of us to choose the best school for our children.  Arizona is one of the best places for a private school in the nation and we intend to maintain our commitment to providing this incredible Christ-centered classical education to more families.

By God's amazing grace and through the tireless work of our state legislators and many others, Trinity and school's like us statewide are now more affordable than ever!  

Thank you,

Kyle Maestri
Resurrection Chapel, TODAY!
Join Us at 1:45 in the Gym

Join us for a time of reverence and celebration of our Savior's death, burial, and resurrection. 

This special chapel meeting will take place from  1:45-2:45pm  and students will be dismissed from the normal pick-up line at  2:55pm .

No School: Good Friday
Tomorrow, April 14th
April Spirit Day
Favorite Bible Character
Read-A-Thon Prize Chapel
May 3rd, 2017
We've reached the end of our Wild About Reading Read-a-Thon!  

The students read a total of 193,161 minutes and raised over $28,000 dollars!  

Thank you to all of the parents who encouraged your kids to read and get pledges!  And thank you to all of the students who participated so enthusiastically!  Because of your efforts and God's faithfulness, we will be adding some new playground/exercise equipment as well as making room for a new 2nd grade classroom next year. 

We will be handing out prizes and watching 
Mr. Maestri get SLIMED during chapel on May 3rd!

Don't miss it!

If you still have outstanding pledges, be sure to bring them by the office ASAP.
Volunteer Vision Update
From the Desk of Jeni Coonfield

Thank you to everyone who has served Trinity through the MANY volunteer opportunities we've had this year!  

And thank you to those who were able to come to our recent volunteer vision meeting!   In case you missed it, here are some of our upcoming volunteer opportunities for the final quarter  of the school year.

Fun Food Days
If you've got a couple free hours on a  Tuesday or  Friday in the next couple months, we'd love to have you come help us serve lunches to the students!  Click Here for available dates and times.

Spring Theatre Production 
We are doing a Cookie Drive for the upcoming production on  Friday, April 21st.  If you can bake (or buy) 2 dozen cookies, Click Here!

May Appreciation Lunch
We have one final appreciation lunch this school year!   Click Here to sign-up to help at one of our favorite days of the month!

The end of the year means it's graduation time!  We will have a variety of opportunities to serve for our Senior, Eighth Grade, and Kindergarten graduations.

Last Day Picnics
On  May 26, we will have a K-6th and a 7th-12th grade picnic.  
  • For the Grammar School picnic, we will need parents to help with running games, serving food, bringing pop-ups, orchestrating cleanup, etc.  
  • For the upper school picnic, we will need parents to transport food and supplies to Goldwater Lake, serve food, etc.  Look for signups in future emails.

Senior Thesis Presentations
Don't miss our last presentation!

Senior Thesis Presentation IV
Monday, April 24th, 2017

Kennan King
Rylee Blake
Amariah Ratcliffe
Max Roberts
Join us in the gym at 2:30pm. Our Seniors have been working tirelessly to put together incredibly thought-provoking and well-organized presentations.  

We hope you're able to attend!
4th-6th Heritage Chapel
RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, April 19th
Join us for this special presentation of Arizona History and Heritage put on by our very own 4th-6th Grade Students.  As always, families are invited and welcome to attend!

Spring Theatre Production
Arsenic & Old Lace, A Comedy by Joseph Kesselring
Join us for laughs, cookies, and punch at our Spring Production coming up in April.  Afternoon tea, hospitality and dear brother Teddy seem to set the stage for a pleasant and subdued performance... But this 1940's play has enough twists, turns, and dastardly acts to keep you on the edge of your seat!   

Thursday, April 20th
6:30pm in the Gym

Tickets $5.00
Cookies and punch to be served.

Are you interested in providing  cookies for our Spring  Theatre Production? Click below to sign-up!

Helpful Scholarship Info
Mark these dates on your calendar and follow up on their websites!

STO Quick Look

Accepting applications for the current school year thru April 18th.  The 2017-2018 application will become available starting May 1st.
OPEN NOW, first award round due by 3/31 for 2017-18 school year
OPEN 2/3
OPEN Mid-April
CSF Applications available in the Trinity Office,
due no later than May 1st

Praising Father...
... for the incredible gift of adoption! We have over a dozen students attending Trinity that are adopted and we praise Father for the illustration of love, joy, and grace in the union of parents and their children. This union is also an illustration of God's incredibly gift of our adoption as his sons and daughter, which we are reminded of during this Resurrection Season. As it states in Romans 8, "... you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!"  The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God."
"Fret not yourselves because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb.  Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.  Delight yourself in the Lord; and he will give you the desires of your heart.  Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act."  Psalm 37:1-5 (ESV)

April 2017
All School Resurrection Chapel 4/13
NO SCHOOL: Good Friday 4/14
4th-6th Heritage Chapel 4/19
Spring Theatre Production 4/20
Spirit Day: Favorite Bible Character Theme 4/21
Terra Nova Testing 4/24-4/27
Senior Thesis Presentations IV 4/24
Tasty Tuesday: Dogs 'N' Donuts 4/25
Half Day: Teacher In-Service 4/28
Progress Reports Go Home 4/28
High School Formal 4/28

Updated Year-at-a-Glance Calendar:  Print Here!
Updated Semester 2 at-a-Glance: Print Here!
*4-6 Heritage Chapel Date Change: 4/19*
*7-12 Awards Chapel Date Change: 5/17*
*6th Grade Campout Date Change: 5/17-5/18*

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