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Feb 8th, 2018

What’s Next for Trillium’s School Garden?

Posted by Kay

The Trillium School Garden Initiative began in 2007, in order to retrofit the new building to accommodate a garden. Trillium partnered with Edible Skylines to apply and secure an Ecoroof Incentives grant through Bureau of Environmental Services (BES). It was Portland’s first urban rooftop garden on top of a school, growing produce for the school’s scratch kitchen. For several years, AmeriCorps Garden Coordinators held garden class for all K-5 students, and elective Upper School students. In 2017, the grant cycle ended, and we sought new leadership and program structure for the garden. Stepping into this role, for the 2017-2018 school year, is 11th grade student, Maia McGaw.

In partnership with former Garden Coordinator, Lauryl Grimes, and our new School Chef, Preston Brennan, she hopes to reignite the garden-to-school program, maintaining previous levels of food production, while boosting community education programming. Help her gain insights into the factors that helped the garden to function effectively in the past, how future resources should be utilized, and what garden programming the community is interested in; by completing the following survey: https://goo.gl/forms/FoocvNicdaFHa7LA3. Follow Trillium Schoolyard Project on Facebook to stay informed of what is happening in the garden and school grounds as a whole.

Jan 1st, 2018

Enroll Now for Fall 2018

Posted by Kay

Hello, Prospective Families! Enrollment for Fall 2018 has begun. Start the process by touring our school at the first Open House of 2018 – Thursday, February 22nd, from 5:30-7:30pm. If you already know that you will be applying, this is a great opportunity to drop off your application.

The TCS 2018-19 Application is available for download from our website (tinyurl.com/TrilliumApplication) and in print at the Front Office. All applications submitted by March 31, 2018 will be entered into a blind lottery, to be drawn on April 4, 2018.

Before you apply, we recommend a few things. First, attend an Open House. Open House is an informational meeting and an opportunity for self-guided tours of the building. There are no children’s activities, but children are still welcome. Your child may meet their future teacher!

Then, dig deep into Trillium’s website (trilliumcharterschool.org). Make sure that you feel comfortable with who we are and what we stand for. A good place to start is our Trillium FAQs (tinyurl.com/TrilliumFAQs). Here, you will also find answers to questions you may have about Enrollment.

If you have further questions about our school, the enrollment process, or the application, please contact Patrice, email hidden; JavaScript is required.