Weekly Parent Newsletter March 2, 2020
As you are likely aware, the situation in the US regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) is ever evolving. The recent news of cases in Seattle schools has given us all pause. 

As always, Trinity High School is working for the best interest of the students we serve. We wanted you to know that our teachers have been working on virtual classroom applications (e-learning) in order to minimize any disruption to the education of your daughters. This practical exercise has begun in the event of a weather disruption, but will certainly be useful in many situations.

According to the CDC, for the general American public the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low. You can visit the CDC’s website for the most up to date information.

In the meantime, the most effective way to stay healthy and minimize the spread of infectious disease is to follow basic health best practices like: 

  • Enforcing great hygiene, like washing hands thoroughly and covering up coughs/sneezes
  • Asking all faculty, staff, and students who are feeling ill to stay home until they recover.

It is important to remember that handling the spread of a serious contagion like the coronavirus is primarily a task for public health agencies. Trinity High School will look to the CDC or local governmental organizations to inform our policies and procedures. We are monitoring new developments and will continue to reevaluate our steps and actions daily and will communicate any necessary news to you promptly. 

Please keep those who are suffering in your prayers.
Author Diana Kapp Speaks at Trinity
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Diana Kapp, author of “Girls Who Run the World: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business” will discuss her newly released book with the Trinity community.

Join us!
Tuesday, March 3rd
from 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM.

Diana Kapp wanted to provide her daughter and girls around the world with role models and pioneering women of this age. She wanted to show girls that they belong in leadership positions, inventing, creating, and founding companies. When writing the book, Diana chose the CEOs so every different type of girl was able to find herself in the stories she wrote. She “picked artists, chemists and engineers; mediocre and A students; immigrant stories; women who didn’t even attend college, plus pedigreed types with degrees.” This book highlights “the amazing risk-taking women CEOs who got it done - even when all they heard was “nos” or they felt like they were in a room that they didn’t belong in.”

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Important Information for the Class of 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians of Seniors, 

Mark your calendars with some very important SENIOR EVENTS taking place in May!  Please click here for the letter (which is also being mailed home)!

Online Math Resource: Delta Math

All current Trinity students now have access to math lessons through the Delta Math program. This online program enables students to review previously learned material, thereby strengthening mathematical problem-solving skills.  

Students are encouraged to set up a student account on Delta Math https://www.deltamath.com/ and enter the following code: 869998 

Students should join the appropriate class year, thereby gaining access to math lessons as follows:

  • Class of 2020: Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus
  • Class of 2021: Geometry, Algebra 2
  • Class of 2022: Algebra, Geometry
  • Class of 2023: Pre-Algebra, Algebra  

As students work through the lessons, they are welcome to come to Room 214 during Periods 3A/3B to receive assistance from the math teachers who are available during that time. In addition, math tutoring is available in the Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 315-5 pm.

Students will be able to access the Delta Math program through August 15, 2020.

Please contact Math Teacher Katie Iammartino at kiammartino@trinityhs.org if you have any questions regarding Delta Math.
Trinity Presents "You Can't Take it With You"
Thursday and Friday: March 5 & 6 at 7:00 PM
Saturday: March 7 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday: March 8 at 2:00 PM

Counseling and College Planning
The River Forest Public Library is hosting a session titled "Navigating the College Planning Process" , presented by academic and financial planning strategists from My College Planning Team on March 18th at 6:30 PM. This is a workshop for high school parents/guardians wanting to learn about new strategies that can save their family money, while at the same time, finding the best college fit for their students. Myths and misconceptions will be discussed. Little-known financial strategies to increase financial aid will be shared. Click here for more information.

Freshmen - Junior parents received an email from Student Services regarding registration for the next school year. Please click here to view the letter.

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).

Upcoming College Exploration Opportunities
  • College Fair at DePaul University: Wednesday, March 11 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. For more information go to: go.depaul.edu/ircf.
  • NACAC Suburban Chicago College Fair: Saturday, March 14th at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. 
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. Questions can be directed to Mary Beth Lavezzorio, Mothers Club Liaison, at  mblavezzorio@trinityhs.org
Fathers Club Sponsored Hoops Mania
HoopsMania is an exciting sweepstakes fundraiser based on college basketball’s
national championship tournament in March.

Upcoming Events
Join us on Saturday in the Forest Park St. Patrick's Day Parade

We are asking all Trinity students, families, faculty, alumnae, and friends to proudly walk with us as a community down Madison Street in the Forest Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 7th!

Click here for parade information and sign-up.

Student permission slips are due 3.3.20.
Save the Date - Mother/Daughter Mass and Brunch
Sunday March 15th, 10 a.m.

Bal Dominique 2020
Planning for Bal Dom 2020 is underway! How can you be a part of this annual Trinity event?

  • Attend this fabulous event on April 18!
  • Donate or recommend auction items!
  • Take out an Ad!

This very special event is truly a night for everyone to celebrate Trinity. If you can find a way to get involved, you will certainly meet some great people and make wonderful memories!
#FutureBlazer Summer Camp
Registration for Trinity's #FutureBlazer Summer Camp is now open!

Trinity's summer experiences are for young women in grades K-8.

Support Blazer Athletics!

Click here for the Athletic website.

Spring tryouts begin on Monday, March 2: Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball - click here to register online. Physicals need to be turned in prior to tryouts.

Winter Sports Banquet!
Wednesday, March 11 at 6:00 PM

Click here for the flier.
Upcoming Events
Monday, March 2
Spring Tryouts Begin

Tuesday, March 3

Diana Kapp Speaks at 9:45AM

Wednesday, March 4
Mothers Club Meeting 7PM

Thursday, March 5
Fathers Club Meeting

March 5 - 8
You Can't Take It With You

Friday, March 6
Raffle Drawing

Saturday, March 7
Forest Park St. Patrick's Day Parade
Tuesday, March 10

Wednesday, March 11
Winter Sports Banquet

Saturday, March 14
8th Grade Make-up Exam

SAT Test

Sunday, March 15
Mother/Daughter Mass & Brunch