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Lower School Back-to-School Information

Welcome reception for New-to-Trinity Lower School Parents at the Denton's home
Sunday, August 20 | 5:00–6:30 p.m.

All new-to-Trinity Lower School parents are cordially invited to a Welcome to Trinity reception at the home of Chip and Desirée Denton on Sunday, August 20, from
5:00–6:30 p.m.


Wednesday, August 9
Lower School class assignments emailed to parents

Thursday, August 10
Lower School information email from Interim Director of Lower School Amy Chauncey

Tuesday, August 22 | Lower School Meet-the-Teacher Day
New Lower School Families and Students
9:45 a.m | The HUB
New Lower School families are invited to The HUB to hear from Interim Director of Lower School Amy Chauncey, Head of School Chip Denton, and Trinity Parent Organization president Julie Johnson, then head on over to the classrooms to meet their teachers.

Returning Lower School Families and Students
10:30 a.m. | Classroom visits
Welcome to your classroom! Please bring your school supplies with you during your visit. Students will meet their teachers, load their supplies into their desks and cubbies, visit with classmates, and get excited for the new year.

11:00 a.m.–12:30 pm. | Food Truck Rodeo, Info Fair, Inflatables, Snowcones
This year all Lower School families will have the opportunity to enjoy our special back-to-school celebration. Food will be available for purchase from Dang Good Dogs, PDQ, and Pelican Snowballs (snowballs are free for all Lower School students!). There will be an information fair (on the kindergarten porch) on all things Trinity.

Stop by these Info Fair tables: Lower School, Athletics, School Nurse, Athletic Trainer, Business Office, Trinity Clubs, Trinity Parent Organization, Trinity Neighborhood After-school Program, Veracross Parent Portal, Trinity Music and Band, School and College Counselors, Trinity Fund, Head of School, Student Learning and Support Services, Blue and Gold Auction, and Hot Lunch.

Important Change to Lower School Morning Carpool


Based on parent feedback and safety concerns, beginning in August our morning Lower School carpool traffic pattern will change. The pattern will follow the same one we’ve used for afternoon pick-up.

Here is what you need to know:
Drive all the way down to the last lane of parking, along the baseball field. Turn right and drive around past the Modulars and the South Building to the Lower School Building.

Lower School families who want to walk their children to their classrooms will need to park in any of the designated “Visitor” spaces in front of the Lower School Building. Parents may park in any of the Visitor spots. Families with TK or K students are asked to either park in a marked parking space or pull as far forward as possible along the left-hand curb before disembarking their children. Due to safety concerns, we will no longer allow any parking along the Hundred Acre Woods driveway near the Lower School building. Parents may park in the designated spots at the end of the drive near the Hundred Acre Woods.


Dear Parents of Fifth and Sixth Graders,

You are invited to come meet the band director Martin Stam, and see some of the instruments up close! The LS Band Open House will be held on Tuesday, August 22nd from 11:30am-1pm in room M106 (in the front modular building).

We have some really exciting music planned for the students this year as well as a number of wonderful opportunities to perform–both at school and off campus. In addition to our school assemblies and concerts, the students will have the opportunity to participate this spring in our 7th Annual Trinity Band Festival, and a trip to Kings Dominion for their Band Festival Competition.

We are quite serious about continuing and building the tradition of excellence in our band program, yet the students will also have a great deal of fun bonding together and enjoying music as an ensemble -all the while learning to play real symphonic instruments! (We are also known for our yummy early morning breakfasts!) Trinity also owns a number of loaner instruments.

Students with at least one year of experience on an instrument are welcome into the Novice Band
(7:30-8:20 a.m. Tues./Wed.) while students just starting an instrument are welcome in the Beginner Band (7:30-8:20 a.m. Mon./ Wed.). We also invite our Middle and Upper Schoolers to come learn more about Resource Band and Jazz Ensemble.

Contact mstam@tsdch.org for more information.