A Note from Headmaster Philabaum

Greetings families,
I hope this email finds you well. As we often state, our daily commitment is to labor alongside you to transform the hearts and minds of our scholars. We do this by the daily modeling of our faculty in and through the elevation and exploration of the great works that we are privileged to teach. Every subject speaks to a different part of the human soul, and we ourselves become moved by our engagement with these works.
As faculty, we annually read through great works of literature and thought provoking articles together in order to continue our own pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. This year, Archway Trivium East would like to invite you to participate in this exploration as well. During the second semester, we will be offering seminars made available specifically to you as parents. I have created an interest list to determine what sort of books or works you may be like to read and discuss together. For example, our faculty is reading The Great Gatsby together this year, and I would love to lead a seminar series on this great American classic! If something like this interests you, please take a moment to fill out the form below. There is also space for you to share your ideas and requests on what we can do to learn together as a community. Please know this is not a commitment, but this will allow us to see what sorts of seminars and events our community would like to be a part of. If possible, we would love for you to complete the attached form by the end of next week so we can begin planning out the remainder of the semester.
Thank you for your consideration, and I hope that you will be able to participate! As always, if you have any questions or have anything on your mind, do not hesitate to reach out to me.
With Devotion,
Stephen Philabaum
Archway Trivium East
Upcoming Events:
Daily, Monday-Friday
Morning Assembly on Facebook Live, 7:40 AM
Wednesday, January 27
4th Grade Families - January Teacher Appreciation/Birthday Celebration
Wednesday, January 27
PSO Night at Chipotle Goodyear, 4-8 PM
Wednesday, February 3
PSO Night at Papa Murphy's Pizza (Dysart Rd), 10 AM-8 PM
Friday, February 5
Half Day Dismissal - 12 PM
* Trivium Spirit Day *
Monday, February 8
PSO Quarterly Meeting, 8:30 AM via Zoom
Tuesday, February 9
PSO Night at Panera Bread
Friday, February 12
Great Hearts Day
Monday, February 15
No School: Presidents Day/R&R
** Register Now for our Run the Virtues Virtual Race on February 27! **
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 Night at Chipotle - Wednesday, January 27

Join us for PSO Night at Chipotle Goodyear on Wednesday, January 27 from 4-8 pm. Present the flyer below when ordering or use the online code 83T6FX8 in the promo field during online checkout (carry out only) and a portion of sales will benefit our school.

4th Grade Families - Sign-up to Celebrate January Teacher Birthdays

The PSO kindly asks 4th grade families to support our January Teacher Appreciation Birthday Celebration on Wednesday, January 27. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated!
Please sign up using the link below. There is even an option to donate a Fry's e-gift card! Items will be collected in the morning drop-off line.

Academy Giving - Cumulative Giving Receipts for 2020 Tax Year
Cumulative year-end giving receipts for 2020 will be emailed by midnight on January 26. Please check all email accounts/junk folders. If you do not receive a receipt, or have questions, please contact Stefany Dean, our Academy Giving Manager, at sdean@archwaytriviumeast.org. This is the last year that cumulative receipts will be issued to donors, so please save your 2021 tax receipts as they are issued.
Monthly PSO Nights at Papa Murphy's Pizza - Wednesday, February 3

Our PSO is joining with Archway Trivium West and Trivium Prep for PIZZA NIGHT at Papa Murphy's every first Wednesday of the month from 10am-8pm at the Dysart location in Avondale. $3 from each regularly priced pizza will be donated back to the schools. WOW! Remaining dates for the year are: February 3, March 3, April 7, and May 5. You can order ahead online, in-person, or by phone. Just make sure you show this ad when you arrive to pick up your order.  
Trivium Spirit Day - February 5

Our next Trivium-wide Spirit Day is the half day, Friday, February 5! For Trivium Spirit day, ATE students are encouraged to wear one of the following: Athenian Spirit Wear, a Class t-shirt, an Athenians Sports t-shirt, a Run the Virtues 5K t-shirt or a Trivium Prep spirit wear shirt. This is optional and a uniform shirt may always be worn. All other uniform components should be worn according to our dress code (uniform bottoms with belt, shirt tucked in, and uniform shoes) on this day. Show your school spirit!
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! 

Pilar Garcia - 2B Assistant - January 3
Veronica Neal - ESS Academy Lead - January 7
Deanna Rakoz - KA Assistant - January 8
Stefany Dean - Academy Giving Manager - January 21
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:

  • January 27 - PSO Night at Chipotle
  • 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)
  • Late March - 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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