Dear Parents and Guardians,

This week we have much business to cover:

  • Trinity High School has it's seventh and eighth case of COVID-19 for the 2020-21 school year. Our weekly update is HERE.

  • All Trinity HS students will be moved to an eLearning day on Friday, November 13. Please CLICK HERE for the detailed information and our weekly COVID-19 update. 

  • This Thursday, November 12 from 3:30-5:30pm, Trinity High School and Troy Cicero will be offering a Parent Workshop Opportunity, bringing the same messages of collaboration, communication and respecting diversity that he brought to the faculty and staff at the start of the school year. He will be meeting with a small group of students in the afternoon, and will then hold a session for a small group of parents. If you are interested, CLICK HERE for more information. Note, due to COVID-19 restrictions, this session is limited to the first 25 registrants.

  • One of our eLearners was recently diagnosed with COVID-19. While we made no notifications as she had not been in school at all, we do want to ask you to keep our student and her family in your prayers.

And lastly, I want to congratulate the Institutional Advancement team on a job well done! The Bal Dominique 2020 was a one-of-a-kind celebration of real Trinity creativity, determination, and resilience! If you weren't able to join us, CLICK HERE for the program.

Many thanks for all you do to make a Trinity education possible for your daughter.
Laura Curley
Synchronous eLearning Day on Friday, November 13

Trinity High School will be moving to an all-eLearning schedule for Friday, November 13. Please see THIS LETTER for details. The day's schedule is:
  • Period 1: 8:15- 9:05
  • Period 2: 9:15- 10:05
  • Period 4: 10:15- 11:05
  • Period 5: 11:15- 12:05
Please review the Block 2 eLearning expectations regarding attendance and participation HERE.
Parent Opportunity: 'Promoting Positive Partnerships' 
Thursday, November 12 from 3:30-5:30pm

Presented by Troy Cicero of MulticultuReal  

For more information and to sign up, please CLICK HERE

**Due to State of Illinois regulations, we must limit attendance to the first 25 registrations.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Trinity High School will be collecting items for the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive from November 9 to November 16. This year our community partner, Marillac St. Vincent, has asked us to collect items for “bakery bags.” Around the holidays, many families receive what you normally would imagine from a food pantry - a turkey, sides, and bread - but they often don’t get the supplies needed to bake a special dessert. What we collect as a community will fill this need and give families the opportunity to bake that delicious pie or the family’s favorite dessert for the holidays!
College Counseling
Annual Asbestos Letter
Lawn Signs are Available!
Let your community know that you are #ProudToBeABlazer and that #WeAreReady to welcome #FutureBlazers to our Blazer family. Please share all information about Trinity on social media and let people know we are open for in-person learning and available to tour Future Blazers and their families. Do you need a lawn sign? We can send one home with your student this week. Email pwilliams@trinityhs.org to reserve yours today.
Bal Dominique 2020 ~ The Virtual Hybrid Gala
Friday, November 6th
Dear Parents, 

I am pleased to share with you that Trinity hosted a very successful Virtual Hybrid Bal Dominique on Friday evening. We weren't quite sure what a Gala in the parking lot with curbside dinner pick up would look like, but somehow it was magical. Many of us credited Sr. Michelle for the beautiful weather and for shining down on us with sunshine. Over 220 dinners were handed out Friday night. Cars lined up in our parking lot driving past our two Honoree "booths" to say hi and wave. As they continued, they reached our 3rd Honoree, Sr. Judy, who was Zoomed in from Minnesota on the Jumbotron and cell phone held by our Board Chair, Colleen Stone Funda, so she could greet our guests and allow them to congratulate her. We had twinkle lights, festive tunes, and big smiles all around of friendly and familiar faces--thrilled to see each other as it had been for so long. Then the cars rolled up to receive their dinners organized by our AMAZING NHS students. At one point I walked through the foyer of the SMGAF and heard one of our students shout, "I NEED ONE BEEF!!!" and I thought I was at Johnnie's! They really took their roles quite seriously. Then, on the last stop, guests picked up their wine swag bag as they were greeted and thanked by our President, Laura Curley.

We had an outstanding team of Trinity staff who helped make this all happen from Jumbotrons to tents to flashlights, all which made this event something special. Thank you to all of you who participated by buying tickets, making generous donations, bidding on the auction (including the bidding wars!), and for your words of encouragement. We are still crunching the numbers and gifts are still coming in, but it looks like we will have raised over $150,000! Amazing! Just amazing.

As one of our guests said from his car on Friday, "wow--you took lemons, and you made lemonade." This is true--and that's because we have such an incredibly talented team. It's a privilege to work with each and every one of them. I've worked on a lot of events (crazy ones too) and the level of creativity and resourcefulness on this one was outstanding--and simply unforgettable.

Parents, thanks for all you do and for your continued support of Trinity!

With gratitude and appreciation,
VP of Institutional Advancement
Upcoming Events & Parents Club News
Mothers Club News
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Wednesday for the Mothers Club Virtual Cooking Class! Stay tuned for more upcoming events and opportunities.
ICYMI (In Case You Missed it)
Important information from last week's newsletter
Block 2 Updates from the Dean
Please click the link below for important updates on Block 2.
It's A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play
Trinity is getting ready to host our first Trinity 1940's Holiday Radio Hour featuring the perennial classic It's A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play. To ensure that our holiday spirit is obvious across all mediums, we are looking to borrow the following items:

  • Christmas Wreaths
  • White Christmas Lights
  • Christmas Trees (all shapes and sizes)
  • Garland 
  • Brightly colored holiday Wrapping Paper 
  • 1940's style Hats
  • 2- 6 foot long wooden tables (will be used as foley tables)

The more vintage/ nostalgic these look, the better. But beggers will not be choosers!

Please contact Anslee Rainwater (arainwater@trinityhs.org) if you have questions or to arrange a socially distanced drop off and pick up. Also, if bringing in multiple items, please label all pieces with an itemized list. We want to make sure all of your pieces are returned in great shape. 
Virtual Chapel Prayer Book