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Aug 26th, 2015

Preschool Space Available

Posted by debra

Preschool starts on September 1st. We have one space available for a full day student on Wednesday/Thursday/Fridays. Call 503-285-3833 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required, if you would like to meet with a teacher in the classroom.

Jun 25th, 2015

2015-16 Spaces Available

Posted by debra

We have space available in 2nd and 9th grades for the 2015-16 school year. If you are interested in your family joining the Trillium community, please download and fill out the application and bring it or mail it to the Trillium front office.

TCS Application

Feb 28th, 2015

Together for Trillium PLANT SALE!

Posted by HB

Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s time for the annual TFT plant sale! Plants include organic heirloom tomatoes, organic herbs and veggies, and many
varieties of flowers (annuals and perennials) suited for sun, shade, beds, and containers.

There’s something for everyone, plus funds raised help TFT support our students and teachers. Look for order forms at the TFT Scrip table in the lobby. Please place
your completed order form, with payment, in the TFT Scrip box by Monday, April 20, at 3:15. Make checks out to “TFT” with “Plant Sale” in the memo. Plants will be available for pick on Tuesday, May 12, from 2:30 to 4pm.

You can view fundraiser plants at

May 1st, 2014

Trillium Parent Communication Survey

Posted by HB

Parent at Trillium? Please come take our quick survey to help us improve!

Apr 28th, 2014

Coffee Klatches

Posted by kieran

We will host two more coffee klatches at the school this year.  We plan to host them from 8-10 AM on Friday, May 23rd and Friday, June 6th.  Topics to come.

Apr 17th, 2014

Need for Community Members on Senior Project Committees

Posted by kieran

Hi friends and colleagues. Our high school seniors are completing their senior projects right now and have one last defense to their committees before they present publicly. We need some community members to attend and you all would be such welcome attendees. If you are interested and available let me know. We would ask for an hour of your time between May 7th and May 9th depending upon the project. Here is a list of projects.

1. Research into malaria and prevention of malaria in Kenya.

2. Making shoes with wooden soles and fabric uppers, in addition to writing a paper about my process and various cultural factors that have influenced shoe design.

3. For several months I have been interning at the Applied Archaeological Research firm (AAR). There I have re-articulated a tortoise from its remaining bones.

4. I made a graphic novel Mom, look at me!

5. My project is an investigation into the struggles, hard labor and emotional outlooks of what it is to be an EMT or Firefighter.

6. Learning to live after the collapse: how to survive in the world of domesticated humans gone wild.

7. “[Bad Guise] is a collection of interconnecting stories… …with sharp wit and darkly earnest humor, Bad Guise consistently begs the question: what makes someone a bad person?”

8. Producing an album of music to start a career as a musician.

9. I am investigating the question, “What habits in life are most effective in keeping oneself healthy?”

10. My project is an explanation of mindfulness and its importance to well being in the context of my own practice of music.

11. It’s my recovery from the addiction of mood-altering substances, primarily marijuana, and the research into the topic including what addiction is, how the addictive personality is formed, and recovery. I will also be sharing my story.

12. My project focuses on the importance and values of service learning. I have both physically participated in service projects throughout the year as well as assisted in the logistical pieces that go into developing a sustainable service learning program. My physical component is a collection of writing, journal entries, reflections and what I have been doing throughout my senior year.

13. Writing fiction.

14. Loralei is a video game that can be played on the computer, made entirely by me with my own art and storytelling. My main focus as an artist is storytelling and a video game is an interactive, art based story, as well as something I have always wanted to do.

15. I taught Ballroom dance to middle and high school students throughout this year and have choreographed and taught a Swing team performance piece that will be performed during Senior Project Night. I have also written about the history of Ballroom dance, a few critiques of other ballroom performances, and reflected on different teaching styles I have been exposed to as well as my journey through teaching my own class.

Feb 12th, 2014

Board Meeting Rescheduled

Posted by kieran

Our next Board Meeting is on Tuesday, February 18th from 6-8PM.  All meetings are open to the public, the proposed agenda is posted in the front hall of the school.

Dec 12th, 2012

Lunch and Recess Volunteers Needed

Posted by debra

We are in need of four volunteers per day for 20 weeks to commit to a Monday-Thursday two week block from 10:45 AM -11:45 AM and for two of those volunteers to commit to 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM. Volunteers will be responsible for monitoring the K/1/2 lunch and recess or the 3/4/5 lunch and recess or middle school recess.  Trillium administrative staff will help train volunteers with helpful tips and suggestions for what to keep an eye out for. If you cannot commit to two weeks find a buddy/partner to share with!

Lunch duty includes:

  • Supporting the students
  • Monitoring the space, noise volume, and body traffic
  • Ensuring students clean up after themselves and do their assigned jobs (ie: sweeping under the tables, wiping the tables clean
  • Making sure areas are prepared and ready for the following group of students


Recess duty includes:

  • Supervising and supporting the students
  • Monitoring the outdoor space for safety


This small commitment can represent a huge boon for our teachers and help them to better serve your children in the classroom.  Please come support your school!


Please contact Sarah Cramer if interested:


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Oct 15th, 2012

Playground/Outdoor Learning Environment

Posted by admin

The Playground and Outdoor Learning Environment (P/Ole) are still in the final stages of their design process, but we’re happy to present these drawings. They were drawn by architect and Trillium dad Ben Reimer, and include areas for all preschoolers, high schoolers, and everyone in between- space for sports, quiet and and imaginative play, and exploration of native plants. The P/Ole also reflects teacher and parent concerns, with clearer lines of sight,  safer equipment, and a new entrance from Maryland St.

Check it out below, and help make the new playground possible by donating through Sustaining Trillium or getting involved in the Playground Group!