The next time you see a lovely table centerpiece or a beautifully decorated Christmas tree or wreath, think of the Lost Arts Club. Several of our Trinitas ladies are learning and cultivating the wonderful and sometimes “lost arts” of homemaking, decorating, cooking, and creating beautiful things. From jewelry making to cake decorating to instructions on writing a proper thank you note, these ladies are bringing back what was once common practice in our culture. For Grandparents Day this year they assembled stunning table decorations for our guests. They will learn the art of conversation and practice as they host a spring tea party and will help to host other special events in the future. May our ladies always see the value in the gift of making things beautiful and lovely!
Friday afternoon was an exciting time here at Trinitas Christian School! Our League of Houses stood off in a volleyball competition for a 1st place prize of 500 house points. The grand hall was full of students, teachers, and parents cheering for their house in hopes of victory. The games started with houses George vs. Valerian followed by Augustine vs. Polycarp. A third game was played for 3rd and 4th place then a championship game for 1st and 2nd place. House Augustine won 1st place for 500 points. House Valerian won 2nd place for 300 points. House George came in 3rd place for 100 points and House Polycarp was 4th place. It was a wonderful time of fun and fellowship! Thank you to Mr. Cowart, the house Deans, and house Stewards for hosting such an enjoyable event!
With banners on display, the 3rd grade teams of Athens, Corinth, Sparta, and Argos competed in the annual Trinitas Olympic Day. Mrs. Phillips’ class challenged one another in arm wrestling, javeline throws, and a “discus” throw using a frisbee. The “potato put” allowed the children to see just how far they could hurl what would later become Mrs. Phillips’ dinner!! The stad and dialous races (50 and 100 yard dashes) ended in close finishes between the teams, but overall, team Sparta earned the most olive leaf crowns.
Over 110 of our beloved grandparents joined us recently to enjoy some time with their grandchildren and experience the special and unique community we have here at Trinitas. We started the day with an extended morning meeting and singing the hymn Be Thou My Vision. After a light breakfast and welcome from the junior class, the seniors presented a piece on what it means to be a classical and Christ-centered school. The grammar choir provided beautiful singing and the kindergarten class recited Psalm 1. The melodious handbells rang out with the 9th grade class followed by clever math jingles from the 4th grade. Many of our special guests visited the classrooms and almost all stayed to enjoy a delicious lunch of sandwiches, salads, and cakes.
Mrs. Sarrell’s kindergarten class witnessed the important role of our brave Pensacola fireman last week. With wide eyes and inquisitive minds, the little ones learned all about fire trucks and fire hoses. They saw the heavy protective equipment the firemen wear and heard about the courageous actions these people perform each day. They even learned a little first aid along the way! Our guests enjoyed some homemade treats prepared by the Kindergarten class and after a sunny day outside, the children marched inside wearing their new red firemen hats!
Our Kindergarten class recently learned about Fort McHenry with Mrs. Sarrell. They erected a lego and block replica of the fort and even reenacted the American victory at the Battle of Baltimore. With bombs made from toilet paper they were able to get an authentic feel for the dramatic battle scene that took place during the War of 1812. Immediately after this battle, Francis Scott Key wrote our beloved national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner. If you look closely, you can see Old Glory in the center of the table (fort).
The foot bone connected to the leg bone, the leg bone connected to the knee bone, the knee bone connected to the thigh bone, the thigh bone connected to the back bone, the back bone connected to the neck bone, the neck bone connected to the head bone; Oh hear the word of the Lord! The kindergarten class learned the shape and names of the bones in the human skeleton today with a little help from our Seniors. Cutting, pasting and hands on assembly helped the young ones enjoy learning the beauty of the human frame and some sweet time with the “big kids”.
Any winning game is preceded by lots of good preparations. Our volleyball and soccer teams have done just that these last two weeks! With a great deal of kindness and generosity on behalf of the devoted parents, each team has enjoyed a special lunch complete with delicious food and the wonderful company of their coaches. Thank you parents, coaches, and players for making this athletic season at Trinitas such a memorable time for everyone! Go Knights!
“So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good” Genesis 1:21 This week Mrs. Sarrel’s class enjoyed learning all about a special winged bird, Mr. McGee’s pet toulouse goose, Isabella. The students learned about her diet of fish and grass, her webbed feet, and also the great width of her wing span. They will meet a goat next week and perhaps even get the opportunity to milk one! Who knew learning the letter “G” could be so much fun??
Mr. Allen’s fourth grade class created some chocolate culinary deliciousness this week to celebrate the annual “Chocolate Day” here at Trinitas. After reading Ronald Dahl’s 1964 version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, they were inspired to make everything from hair toffee to square candies that look round to Wonka’s Wipple Scrumptious Fudge Delight. The students took a ride in the pink candy boat (around the grand hall) and had a quick run through the chocolate factory with Wonka! It was a huge success and there was no shortage of treats for all to enjoy!