A Note from Headmaster Philabaum

Greetings families,
Thank you for your input and sharing your interest in participating in seminars together as a parent community. We are initially setting up a few sessions, but more will be added throughout the semester.
First, we will be holding a single seminar on Dorothy Sayers’ influential text, “The Lost Tools of Learning.” It is an essay written in 1947 that has served as an inspiration for the re-emergence of classical education in America. More specifically, she discusses the importance of retrieving the classical Trivium, which is the reason for our very namesake today. It will be held on Tuesday, February 16 from 5:30 to 7:00pm.

Second, we will be holding a three-part series on the American classic, The Great Gatsby. Our faculty is reading this together this semester and it has been a very fruitful and engaging discussion! This is the same edition our 9th graders read at our preparatory schools as well. We will be holding this on the last Thursday of the month, from 5:30 to 7:00pm, during the months of February, March, and April.

Please look out for some more invitation on single seminars and an deep dive into the classic children’s literature your scholars read. We will make sure no future times conflict with these times, so feel free to sign up for as many as you’d like!
Thank you for joining us in this shared pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty together.
With Devotion,

Stephen Philabaum
Archway Trivium East
Upcoming Events:
Daily, Monday-Friday
Morning Assembly on Facebook Live, 7:40 AM
Monday, February 8
PSO Quarterly Meeting, 8:30 AM via Zoom
Meeting ID: 951 1841 6684
Passcode: Athenians!
Tuesday, February 9
PSO Night at Panera Bread, 4-8 PM
** Use code PRFUND when ordering online to benefit our school **
Friday, February 12
Great Hearts Day

Virtual Social for Distance Learners, 5:30-6:45 PM
Meeting ID: 875 7148 1050
Passcode: friendship 
Monday, February 15
No School: Presidents Day/R&R
Tuesday, February 16
Dorothy Sayers' Seminar for Parents, 5:30-7 PM
Thursday, February 18
Trivium Prep Middle School Preview Night, 6:30 PM via Zoom
*For current 5th Grade Families; more details coming soon
Thursday, February 25
The Great Gatsby Seminar for Parents, 5:30-7 PM
** Register Now for our Run the Virtues Virtual Race on February 27! **
Register Now for Chess Emporium Chess Club

Chess Emporium Chess Club registration is now open for Archway Trivium East students in grades K-5. The club meets on early-release Wednesdays from February 10-May 5 from 1:30-2:30pm.

PSO Night at Panera Bread - Tuesday, February 9, 4-8 PM

Join us on Tuesday, February 9 from 4-8 pm for PSO Night at Panera Bread Goodyear. Show the flyer linked below or use the code PRFUND when ordering online and a portion of proceeds will benefit our school! We hope to see you there!

Important Reminders for Student Drop-off/Pick-up

Parents, as a reminder, at this time there is NO student walk-up for drop-off or pick-up at any entrance.

Parents will need to have their pick-up cards in order to be scanned at pick-up. If you do not have a pick-up card, please email strujillo@archwaytriviumeast.org.

Please review these slides in coordination with the Traffic Flow Procedures in our Family Handbook for information on how to navigate drop-off and pick-up next week. If you have questions about the drop-off and pick-up procedure, please reach out to the Front Office.
PSO Quarterly Meeting - Monday, February 8, 8:30 AM via Zoom

All parents and guardians are invited to attend the PSO Quarterly Meeting via Zoom at 8:30 AM on Monday, February 8. This is a great chance to connect with other families, learn about what is going on in our community, and find new ways to partner with us to serve our students, teachers, and families.. If you have any questions, please contact our PSO President, Tracie Petro at archwayeastpso@gmail.com.

Meeting ID: 951 1841 6684
Passcode: Athenians!

Great Hearts Day - In-person Learners, February 12

Great Hearts Day, a new tradition at Archway Trivium East, returns for its third year!
On Friday, February 12, scholars will enjoy cookies and celebrate friendship during their lunch time. Please bring donations to the drop-off line between 7:25 and 8:00 AM on February 12. Contact Tracie Petro at archwayeastpso@gmail.com with any questions.
Thank you for your generosity!

Great Hearts Day - Online Social for Distance Learners, February 12

Distance Learners, please join us on Zoom for a Great Hearts Day social event celebrating friendship from 5:30-6:45 pm on Friday, February 12. Wear your favorite color, decorate a heart to share that represents friendship, and enjoy some social time with your classmates. Questions? Contact our PSO Distance Learning Coordinator, Jenna Graham, at atepso.dl.coordinator@gmail.com.

Meeting ID: 875 7148 1050
Passcode: friendship 
Middle School Preview Night for current 5th Grade Families - Thursday, February 18

All 5th grade families are encouraged to attend Trivium Prep Middle School Preview Night on Thursday, February 18, at 6:30 PM via Zoom. During this evening, families will have the opportunity to learn about the Trivium Prep curriculum, learn about consumable books, supplies and uniforms, hear from a Trivium Prep student panel, explore Middle School Athletics, clubs, and more. Look for an email with Zoom login information coming soon!
Academy Giving

THANK YOU to all the families that have supported Archway Trivium East so far this year in tax-deductible gifts to Community Investment. This year, above others, we have had extra burdens to our operating expenses due to COVID-19.  If you have not yet made a gift this school year, please consider making a monthly contribution that fits your budget. Mr. Philabaum, our Headmaster, relies on our family partnership to ensure the basic operation of our school both for our in-person and distance learners! Support Archway Trivium East here.
Help Make Copies for ATE Staff

The copy room sign up for January-April is now available! This year we will be helping our amazing teachers and staff make copies on Tuesdays and Fridays. If you're interested in volunteering please sign up using the link below. All volunteers must be cleared through the Raptor system to volunteer. 

Happy Birthday!

Join us in wishing "Happy Birthday" to the following Archway Trivium East faculty and staff with recent/upcoming birthdays! 

Matt Kant - 5A Lead - February 2
Esther Parsons - 5A Assistant - February 11
LaRissa Whitwell - 4C Lead - February 11
Tasha Moreno - 1A Lead - February 14
Stan LaRochelle - 3-5 PE Teacher - February 25
Shannon Castle - 5C Lead Teacher - February 26

Register Now for the 5th Annual Trivium "Run the Virtues" Fun Run!

We are excited to announce that our annual Trivium "Run the Virtues" race is going VIRTUAL this year! Save the date for Saturday, February 27 and register today! This yearly family fitness event sponsored by our PSOs is a great way to build community among the three Trivium schools. While it may look a little different, we know it will be a great event! There are options for a 5K race or 1-mile fun run.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

A huge THANK YOU to our 2021 Run the Virtues sponsors. If you are interested in a business sponsorship of this event, please reach out to our event coordinator at runthevirtues@gmail.com. Thank you!
Archway Trivium East 20-21 Yearbooks On Sale through March 1!

The 2020-21 Archway Trivium East Yearbook is on sale now! Reserve your yearbook today! The last day to order is March 1, 2021. Yearbooks are available by pre-order only. Yearbooks will feature both in-person and distance learning students.

Yearbook Pricing (through March 1, 2021:

Hardcover- $28.00
Softcover- $23.00

PSO Upcoming Events

Save the date for these PSO events, coming in the spring semester:

  • February 8 - PSO Quarterly Meeting via Zoom, 8:30am
  • February 9 - PSO Night at Panera Bread
  • February 12 - Great Hearts Day
  • February 27 - Trivium "Run the Virtues" Virtual 5K/1-Mile Fun Run
  • March 18 - PSO Night at Panda Express (Virtual)
  • March 26 - Spring Social Event
  • April 6 - PSO Night at Cafe Zupas
  • May 10 - PSO Annual Meeting, 8:30 am (Board and Budget approval for AY 21-22)
Looking Ahead - Important Dates for the 2021-22 School Year

A draft of the academic calendar for the 2021-22 school year is now available on our website. Here is a summary of proposed "Important Dates" for the upcoming 2021-22 school year.

Meet the Teacher: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
First Day of School: Thursday, August 5, 2021
Fall Break: October 1-8, 2021
Conference Days: October 11-13, 2021
Winter Break: Friday, December 17-Monday, January 3, 2022
Spring Break: March 4-March 11, 2022

Order Hot Lunch

My Hot Lunchbox is excited for another great year of delivering school lunch! Lunch service in now available for all Trivium students.

Order online at: ordernow.myhotlunchbox.com 

If you are a first-time customer, follow these steps to create your free account. Families with students at multiple Trivium schools should create only ONE account per family.
Important Note: You will need to Update Your Profile with the student's correct teacher to view the meal calendar.

If you have any questions, please contact My Hot Lunchbox at (888) 894-8295 or by email at  info@myhotlunchbox.com or visit the PSO Lunch page on the school website for more information.

New! Quarter 3 Lunch Volunteer Sign-up Now Available

If you would like to volunteer to help distribute lunches, please sign-up online using the link below. Volunteers must have completed the 2020-21 volunteer background check process and follow all campus health and safety procedures. We will be awarding a $5 a day/per person credit to each school. All credits will be applied at the end of each month. Please email info@myhotlunchbox.com if you have any questions regarding the credits.

Great Hearts Summer Programs at Archway Trivium East

Registration for Kinder Academy is now open!
Registration for Summer Camp 2021 begins February 17, 2021

Great Hearts is excited to announce our 2021 Summer Programs! Our full-day summer camp is an experience for current and waitlisted students grades K-5th grade that is reminiscent of traditional camps from our childhood with the same quality you have come to expect from Great Hearts. Each week, scholars will experience hands-on, engaging activities in fine arts, reading, writing, crafts, science, math, and history – all designed to inspire creativity and keep skills sharp over the summer. Each Camp also offers weekly guest presenters, camp songs, and games while fostering lasting friendships.

Kinder Academy is designed to acclimate incoming Kindergarten students to the Archway Schools, Great Hearts curriculum, and the academy teachers. Each week scholars will be taken on an adventure to practice the skills needed in Kindergarten.

Quick Links:

Archway Trivium East Main Office: (623) 866-4718
Attendance Line: (623) 218-6607

Communications Updates

You can find all school-wide communications on our website on the Latest News page.

Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages for other updates.

If you know of parents who are not receiving these communications, please ask them to check their junk/promotions email folders, and then email bmcdonald@archwaytrivium.org for assistance. 
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