Trinity Parent Organization
Welcome, Trinity Family!
Welcome to the Trinity Parent Organization (TPO)! My name is Rebecca Thomas, and it is my privilege to serve as President of the TPO for the 2019–2020 school year. My husband, Jay, and I have four children at Trinity–Peter (11th grade), Ellie (9th grade), Reid (6th grade), and Ethan (6th grade). We are so thankful to be a part of this wonderful, Christ-centered community.
The TPO offers all parents the opportunity to strengthen the partnership between their family and the school. We do this by providing a community for families to plug into, as well as by serving our school in many capacities. As always, feel free to contact the TPO with questions, thoughts, or concerns. We can be reached by email at TPO@tsdch.org. Thank you for your partnership!
The purpose of the Trinity Parent Organization is to promote a strong sense of community in partnership with the school and to facilitate communication, cooperation, involvement, and service throughout the Trinity School community. All parents and guardians of students of Trinity are members of the TPO. There are no membership dues.
The TPO helps plan various Trinity events, including Homecoming, Merry & Bright Christmas Craft and Gift Festival, the annual Book Fair, monthly Head of School Coffees, and our annual State of the School meeting.
2019–2020 TPO Officers
Rebecca Thomas • President
Gail Powery • President-Elect
Shellie Ruffin • Secretary
Karen Burgin • Treasurer
Kristen Wilson • Hospitality
Julie Johnson • President EmeritusColleen Causey and Stacy Quaranta • Lower School Representatives
Samantha Stockman and Tiffanie Hoover • Middle School Representative
Gail Powery and Victoria Pridgen • Upper School Representatives
Martha Brown • Fundraising
The TPO Mission
The Trinity Parent Organization is a service organization of Trinity School. It exists for the purpose of partnering in the education of students by fostering community-building activities and providing services for students, faculty, and families.
The TPO aims to support, strengthen, and enrich the educational partnership across the Trinity community. The TPO has established a number of goals and objectives for its service. These guide the plans and programs of the TPO.
Goals and Objectives:
To foster a closer connection between home and school by encouraging parent involvement through volunteering, parent education, and service programs.
To support and give back to the school money raised as a result of income-generating projects throughout the year.
To organize events that support and foster the development of the school's mission.
To enable parents to use their God-given gifts and resources (especially time) in all areas of school life to improve the quality of education provided for children at the school.
To support faculty and staff in practial ways during the year.
To strengthen this partnership by actively supporting the school's communication policy and by regular interaction with the Headmaster and Division Directors.
To further develop this partnership by working with the academic staff to sponsor and support opportunities for ongoing parent education.
"If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus."
– Philippians 2:1–5
Volunteer at Trinity
We have many special events that we could not put on without the help of our parents and friends—your help is invaluable. Thank you for volunteering your time and lending your talents to Trinity School!
We are seeking class representatives for Grades TK–6 for the 2019–2020 school year.
Please contact Rebecca Thomas if you would like to volunteer or if you have any questions.
Fro-Yo at Menchie’s
Visit the Menchie’s at Patterson Place on Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to close, mention this flyer and Trinity School, and Menchie's will donate 20% of your purchase to Trinity School.
Box Tops for Education
Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store. You can still clip and send them to school.
Every valid Box Tops clip is worth 10¢ for Trinity. Make sure each one has a clearly visible product acronym and expiration date.
* All valid Box Tops clips submitted per the Program Rules by a Coordinator(s) of (an) eligible, enrolled school(s) will be honored.
Eventually the Box Tops program will become digital-only. Participating brands are starting to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Top label.
If you see this label, use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are still worth 10¢ each for your school. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to your school’s earnings online.
Submit your shopping receipts to help earn money and points for Trinity School. See this flyer for more info or visit http://app.shoparoo.com/r/nect8309 to download the free app and get started.
Harris Teeter VIC Cards
Re-link your Harris Teeter VIC card for the Together in Education fundraising program. Linking is easy! Go to www.harristeeter.com, click on "Community," then Together In Education (TIE), or stop by customer service at Harris Teeter to have your card linked to Trinity. Our number is 2941.
Shop with Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate 0.5% of purchase price back to Trinity. Just start your shopping at this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/56-1926923
Questions about fundraising? Contact TPO Fundraising Chair, Martha Brown.
Moms in Prayer meets each Monday morning during the school year, 8:30–9:30 a.m., in the basement of the gym and is open to every Trinity mom. Join us anytime, even if you can't stay for the whole hour. Any prayer requests or questions? Please contact Kristen Johnson, Moms in Prayer leader, at email@example.com
TPO Book Fair