Message from the President
Dear Parents and Guardians,

Many years ago, although I've since forgotten the source, I came into possession of a hardcover titled "The Precious Present" by Spencer Johnson. For years I would store it with my Christmas decorations and read it annually. I've given it as a gift several times. It's one of my favorite go-to gifts for young families.

The story is about a young boy who spent his life searching for The Precious Present. According to the old man who told the boy about the present, it was the very best gift of all, and to have such a gift would make one happy forever. The boy searched and searched. As he grew into a young man he was obsessed. His dreams were of how happy his life would be after he found it. He grew confused, then frustrated, then angry. Eventually, (Spoiler Alert!) only when he became an old man himself did he realize that the most precious gift IS the present. Not the past, not the future, but to be able to live for the moment, to appreciate one's daily life and the blessings one has is the best gift we can give ourselves.

For some reason, after last Christmas, I didn't pack it away. I've read it repeatedly this year and on some days it felt like a lifesaver. Even, or perhaps especially, in the midst of this year appreciating the little things has become necessary. While we look forward to leaving 2020 in our rearview mirror, we should be careful not to let go of the small things we've come to appreciate.

A walk through the neighborhood, seeing a smiling face (unmasked), the support of our community, the creativity and dedication of our teachers, time spent with family, hugs, and handshakes are all things we've taken for granted and have taken on new meanings in 2020.

No matter how you spend your Christmas, it is my wish that we all pay close attention, savor, enjoy and celebrate. May your moments all be precious!

Merry Christmas, and may the blessings of the Christ Child be with you into 2021.

Laura M. Curley
Message from the Dean
Upcoming Block 3 Learning Status Survey

On January 3, 2021, you will receive a google form to decide your student(s) learning status for Block 3 which begins on January 25, 2021. This mandatory google form will be due on January 6, 2021, our first day returning from Christmas Break
Trinity's 1940's Radio Hour Featuring "It's A Wonderful Life"
Trinity is proud to present a 1940’s Holiday Radio Hour featuring "It’s A Wonderful Life." This new and exciting production is Trinity's way of showcasing the students’ talents to the Trinity community in a safe and creative way. Every aspect of Trinity's Visual and Performing Arts is represented. Trinity Blazers worked so hard, and in very interesting conditions, to build this 1940's Radio Hour Featuring: "It's A Wonderful Life."  They had faith in each other and in their director. Though it may not be the show they envisioned before last March, they came to rehearsals with smiles and true joy.
Testing information for Juniors
Trinity has partnered with One To One Learning Company to offer ACT Prep to our junior blazers. The deadline to register is January 1, 2021. The class is $400, but the company offers payment plans if you are unable to pay this amount in full. Please click on the link below for more information and to register. If you have any questions please email Victoria Herling at [email protected]
From the Library
Boxed Book Recommendations

Click here for recommendations on books for your readers at home!
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)
Upcoming Adaptive Pause
It was announced last week that Trinity will be undertaking an Adaptive Pause from offering in-person learning on campus when we return to learning following Christmas break. 
Tax Credit Scholarship Information
Please mark your calendars for important dates to apply for the Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship.  The scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. If you received a tax credit scholarship this year (2020/21 school year), you must reapply for a tax credit scholarship for next year (2021/22 school year). 
Financial Aid Information
Trinity's Financial Aid Application is now open. If you received Financial Assistance this year, you must submit an application again for next year. The priority deadline is January 17th.
Time to Order Books For Block 3
It’s hard to believe that Block 2 is almost over and your daughter will be starting her Block 3 classes in January! Follett recommends placing orders no later than December 21st to ensure that students receive their books before the first day of Block 3, January 25th, 2021. We expect students to have their textbooks by the first day of the new block. Click to read more
Virtual Chapel Prayer Book