Weekly parent Newsletter February 2, 2020
Message from the President
Dear Parents,

It's been a week of cold, grey skies. I'm having a hard time remembering the last time the sun was out. But there's always something at Trinity to brighten my day! This past Monday I visited with Sr. Judy at Sinsinawa (otherwise known as The Mound). I met so many Dominican sisters who had either attended or worked at Trinity over the years. It's little wonder that they consider Trinity their crown jewel. You can feel the love they have for our institution and our community surrounding it!

In case you haven't heard,  Sr. Judy is this year's Honoree of the Trinitarian Award ; highest honor Trinity High School bestows upon an individual.  This prestigious award honors her as a leader in the development of skills for lifelong learning, an ethic of care, and a desire for excellence. It recognizes that she committed to the betterment of our community at a great personal sacrifice. 

This award, along with a couple others, is presented at our annual gala,  Bal Dominique This year on April 18, the Trinity Community will gather to honor Sr. Judy, and we do hope you will consider saving the date and joining us! It is an event that celebrates all that is unique and wonderful about our mission to continually challenge ourselves and empower our students to be leaders who embody knowledge, faith and strength as well as raise funds to support tuition assistance. Sr. Judy has been a remarkable example of these characteristics to our young women.  

Around 300 guests attend this function--all there to celebrate and support Trinity High School. I'm told there is no event that can hold a candle to Bal Dom! I know I will be there this year to see it for myself, and to honor the amazing woman who paved the way for me here at Trinity. I hope you will put this date on your calendar and try to join us.

Laura Curely

P.S. We are looking for parents with Silent Auction experience. If you are able to assist, please contact VP of Institutional Advancement, Shena Keith, at  skeith@trinityhs.org  or 708-453-9374.
Parent Survey
If you have not yet taken Trinity's Parent Survey, click the link below. Please complete the survey by Friday, February 7th.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent/Teacher Conferences - Thursday, February 27th

Pick-a-Time Parent Teacher Scheduler will go live at 12:00 PM on Friday, February 14, 2020. A live link to the website to schedule your appointments will be available on the school website. Parent Teacher Conferences will run from 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm in the Sr. Michelle Germanson Athletic Center. 
2020/21 Registration Information
On Friday, Freshmen - Junior parents received an email from Student Services regarding registration for the next school year.

´╗┐Please click here to view the letter.
Tentative 2020-21 Calendar
Pre-IB Sophomore Meeting
There is a Pre-IB Sophomore and Parent information night on Tuesday, February 4, from 7:00-8:00 PM in the auditorium. The meeting will provide details about the junior and senior IB curriculum and requirements. It is open to all sophomores who are interested in taking IB courses next year.
Trinity's Senior IB Art Show
Class of 2020 IB Art Show
Thursday, February 6th
5:00-7:00 PM
Trinity's International Baccalaureate Art Seniors have been hard at work on their final culminating projects! Save the date for their Senior Showcase on Thursday, February 6th 5:00-7:00 PM.
Mothers Club Raffle
As a student philanthropist, each student is expected to sell 35 raffle tickets. Each ticket is $5, total amount to be sold: $175.  More information is inside the raffle envelope they received last Friday. Questions can be directed to Mary Beth Lavezzorio, Mothers Club Liaison, at  mblavezzorio@trinityhs.org
Counseling and College Planning
Although summer seems very far away, it's not too early for students to start thinking about how they'll spend their time over summer break. Trinity has a robust listing of summer enrichment opportunities including: pre-college courses; writing, medical, and engineering camps; leadership symposiums; study abroad opportunities; summer jobs; and internships. Check out the  Summer Enrichment Opportunities  website (information is added and updated as we receive it). Application deadlines begin in January.   

Upcoming College Exploration Opportunities
  • Catholic College Fair: Monday, February 10 during 3AB in the Trinity High School Small Gym
  • Midwest College Showcase: Tuesday, February 18th in Oak Brook; and Thursday, February 20th at the University of Chicago Charter School: Woodlawn Campus. Click here for information.
  • NACAC Suburban Chicago College Fair: Saturday, March 14th at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. 
Upcoming Events
Mothers Club Painting Party
Pop Art and Pastries
Wednesday, February 5th
6:30 - 9:00 PM

Inspired by the dessert theme of Wayne Thiebaud, enjoy a night with friends (or meet new ones!) creating a unique masterpiece! Painting experience and previous talent not necessary.

Click here for more information and to register
Booster Club Bunco
Friday, February 7
7:00 PM

Support Blazer Athletics!

Click here for the Athletic website.
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, February 4

Soph IB Meeting

Wednesday, February 5
Mothers Club Painting Party

Class of 2024 Registration

Thursday, February 6
Senior IB Art Reception

Friday, February 7
Tuesday, February 11

Thursday, February 13
Class of 2024 Registration