Dear Parents and Guardians,

What glorious weather we have experienced with the onset of Spring and our 4th Block! I know the windows open in the classrooms and the students back in full uniform has really made us feel some return to normalcy.

Another normal thing that we missed last year was the craziness with which the end of the year unfolds. With a careful eye on the new guidelines we are planning for Just Because Games, for Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation, and other "normal," yet special days for our students.

Also in the works are all the plans for summer time at Trinity. We will once again be hosting summer school and camps here on campus, as well as undertaking a variety of construction projects around campus. Those updates will continue to come regularly.

These newsletters will continue to be very important for keeping you up to date on all that's going on, so please continue to read these carefully!

Updates from our Principal
Block 3 grades: updated on Plus Portals 
Please log into Plus Portals to see your daughter's academic accomplishments from block 3. 

Coming April 19: Lunch Detention for students who arrive tardy to school 
As we head into the final block of the 2020-21 school year we are settling back into our routines. We are proud of our Blazers who have stepped up to the challenge of coming to school in their full uniform. 

Beginning on Monday, April 19 we are going to stress punctuality for our Blazers each and every morning. Please note that on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Blazers are to arrive at school, and complete their Appian and temperature scan by 8:10 AM at the latest. First period begins at 8:15 AM. Any student who arrives at school after 8:15 AM will receive a Lunch Detention. The students will serve the detention during their Lunch Circle time. Please make sure that your daughter arrives punctually each day. 
Lunch Orders - Week of 4.19
Click here for the Ordering Information Flyer from Marla's Lunch! - Due by noon April 12

1.) When placing an order, you will need to visit this site and create an account. 
2.) You will need Trinity's school password: OPRF319
3.) When you create your account profile, you will be prompted to select your Lunch Circle Moderator's Name and Location from the dropdown menu (that services all schools in Oak Park/River Forest). Carefully enter Lunch Circle Moderator's name and lunch circle location.
Summer School Opportunities
Following is information about the two elective courses that we will be offering as summer courses. Opting to take an elective course over the summer will allow for a bit more freedom in your schedule during the coming school year(s). Both courses are taught by outstanding Trinity teachers and will provide you with the credit for a full block-long course.
Sustainability Workshop
Join us virtually on Wednesday, April 14th from 11:00 Am - 12:00 PM for a Sustainability Workshop to learn more about sustainability efforts you can implement in your community and at Trinity!
"OFF LIMITS" Production
April 24th &25th with shows at 12:00PM, 3:00PM, and 6:00PM in Trinity Outdoor Campus, located outside the SMG (Rain Contingent Location Available)

With this year truly being a year like no other, why not perform numbers from shows Trinity High School would normally never be able to perform? From Chicago, to Legally Blonde, to A Chorus Line and Wicked, join us as 40 Trinity students put their spin on some of the gems of the musical theater world. This event will be done in the Ravinia style- bring your lawn chairs, blankets, & picnic and enjoy family and friends in a fun, outdoor, environment following all covid-safe protocols. There will be water, masks and chairs available for rent, but definitely feel free to bring your own goodies, meals, and beverages. These are donation only performances and sign-ups for complimentary tickets will be coming soon. 
SMG Bracelets for BAC
To honor the life and legacy of Sr. Michelle Germanson, O.P., Blazers Against Cancer presents ‘SMG bracelets.’ The design includes the phrases “Be Awesome” and “The Light of Trinity” as a tribute. There are 3 color designs to choose from, and each bracelet is $3 each. All proceeds will be donated to the Sr. Michelle Germanson Scholarship Fund. We will be selling them this April!
Library News
Are you aware that Trinity has a robust collection of scholarly databases available to your student? We have J-STOR, World Book, Culture Grams and four Gale databases available 24/7! They are located on our Trinity library page here. Your Blazer is given the database usernames and passwords at the start of every year, but if the list has been misplaced, please email Ms. McGreal lmcgreal@trinityhs.org from your Blazer's email account and Ms. McGreal will email you with those passwords. Trinity takes the responsibility of cultivating critical thinking in our students very seriously and research based on quality, trustworthy sources is the bedrock of developing critical thinking skills. We invest wisely in such sources for our Blazers.
Trinity Events
Last Call to Order Mound Bread!
The Trinity Mothers Club is thrilled to offer delicious bread from the Sinsinawa Bakery. The most popular options are available: Sin-a-mound, cinnamon, and zucchini. Remember, this bread freezes really well, so stock up! Pick up at Trinity's parking lot on Saturday, May 8, from 10:00 am-noon. We will observe all safety protocols to ensure the health and well-being of our Trinity community during pickup.
Orders are due April 16 - payment is required at the time of the order.
Mothers Club YOGA Class
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This slow flow yoga class will get you moving through poses that help to build energy and stretch out the body. We will connect to our breath and body and allow that to guide the movement.

Mothers and daughters are welcome to join!
Trinity Magic Raffle
Tickets are due April 23

Trinity Magic Raffle tickets are due April 23.
Attached is a letter explaining the Raffle.
This is an excellent opportunity for Blazers to be philanthropists! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to Mary Beth Lavezzorio in the advancement office.

Join the Book Discussion

Tuesday, April 27th at 7:00 PM
Join the Trinity High School Bar Association’s inaugural Book Club meeting on April 27th to discuss “Becoming” by Michelle Obama. The Zoom meeting, which will be hosted by Tanya Woods ’85, will begin at 7:00 p.m. Zoom link will be sent on Monday, April 25th.
Alumnae & Friends
What's Cooking at Trinity?
Thursday, April 29th, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Two fabulous Alumnae, Gina Capitanini ‘76, owner of The Italian Village Restaurants, and Trisha Romano Barry ’80, Managing Director of Romano Imports, are going to discuss the history and the creation of charcuterie and how to pair it with wines and prosecco. The zoom will end with a competition of the participant’s charcuterie trays. Prizes will be awarded!!
#FutureBlazer Summer Experiences Now Open!
#FutureBlazer Summer Camps and Workshops Registration is now open! This summer Trinity will be hosting camps for rising kindergarten through 6th-grade girls as well as workshops for rising 7th and 8th-grade girls and current Blazers!
ICYMI (In case you missed it ... info from previous newsletters)
Registration Deposit and Tuition Contract

Registration deposit and tuition contracts for the 2021-2022 school year are due. Please click here to complete the tuition contract and make the registration deposit. If you have any questions, please contact the Business Office.
College Planning Information
The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation is seeking applicants for the Laura Southwick, A&D Hewitt, and Baldoceda Memorial Scholarships for summer enrichment grant opportunities 

The Laura Southwick Fund provides $500 - $1,000 awards to encourage young people (freshmen, sophomores, or juniors) between the ages of 14-17 to begin discovering their own style and start shaping their creative aspirations in the fine and applied arts.  

The A&D Hewitt Scholarship is in memory of brothers Abel and Don Hewitt, who believed that you inspire others when you are your most authentic self. The purpose of this fund is to encourage and enable students to explore possibilities in new and varied areas of interests, expanded cultural experiences, leadership training, and new skills development. The grant awards are between $250 and $500 and will be awarded to support creative/development interests, academic, STEM, enrichment or internship opportunities.  

The Baldoceda Memorial Music enrichment grant is a $1,000 grant that can be used for programs, materials, equipment, or instruction that furthers the applicant's musical goals. Anyone between 14-25 years of age interested in music is eligible to apply.

Trinity HS students are eligible to apply with the attached applications, or they may also be found on our website by linking HERE
Uniform Violation Detention
REMINDER: All students are expected to be in full Trinity Uniform. (See pages 11 & 12 of the student handbook.) If a student is out of uniform at any point during the school day, she will be assigned a Uniform Violation Detention. The detentions will be served during Lunch Circle. These expectations have been communicated to students. Please help support your Blazer in respect.
Campaign and Construction Update
We are delighted to share an update on two major fundraising initiatives at Trinity High School -- our EmPOWERed Campaign and our Trinity Theater Renovation Plan.

Click here for issue 2 of "Campaign & Construction Updates @ THS"
Virtual Chapel Prayer Book