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April 24-28, 2017

Let everything that has breath PRAISE the LORD. Psalm 150:8

From the Principal.....

The Kansas State Assessments are wrapped up for another year! 

We continue to work on the school musical, Star Quest:  The Search for the Stolen Scriptures.  The songs are coming along nicely and most students have their lines learned.

The annual Cheney Play Day is coming up on May 2.  Please look for information to come home with your children this week.  If you can help us, we are needing parents to help us transport students for this event.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for Sixth grade graduation on Monday, May 15.  The plan is to begin with a brief worship service and  then have the graduation program with refreshments following.  The evening begins at 6:30.

In Christ,

Mr. Schotte



Our next Boxtops contest is Girls vs. Boys.  Bring in your Boxtops for Education to the containers in the school   hallway.

The winning team will get a special treat.


Don‘t forget to turn in your pre-enrollment form.  Please fill this out even if you are undecided or not going to return.  This helps us with our planning for next year.  Thanks.




Thanks to everyone who helped with, donated to, and attended the carnival.  A BIG THANK YOU TO  SHANA FAUCHIER. She has organized the carnival for several years now and does lots of work to see that it goes smoothly.  Thanks, Shana!

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Trinity T-Shirts

T-shirts are available in the office for purchase.

Dillons Gift Cards

Trinity now has Dillons Gift Cards available. These cost only $5.00. You take the purchased card to the store, upload it with cash and reload it in any amount you wish. Trinity then receives 5% of the uploaded amounts when products are purchased in the store!

Ink Cartridges

We have a collection box for your empty computer ink cartridges. These are recycled and we do receive a little money back. Be green and bring in your empty cartridges. We have collection boxes in the school office and church narthex

Library News


Listed below are books that are overdue. Please return your books so you can check out next week.



Due April 5

Lilah—Barbie Best Friends Rock

Due April 12

Jacob—Marvin K. Mooney

Jonathan—We the Children

Kayden—Who Could That Be at this Hour?

Warren—Dinosaur Record Breakers

Due April 19

Ashlynn—What Lives in the Arctic? What Lives in

               the Wetlands? Grasslands

Clover—The Grimm Grotto

Cole– A Good night for Ghosts

Elizabeth—Nate the Great and the Missing Key

       Thanksgiving from the Black Lagoon

Hans—Clifford’s 1st Halloween

Jacob—Dolphin Tale; Little Puff

Jonathan-The Tower Treasure

Kaden—The Ugly Truth

Katy—Wimpy Kid Double Down

Parker—Shenandoah Noah

Price—Medieval Mission

Taylor—The Sneetches

Timothy-a Night Divided

Tori—Clifford’s Christmas

Warren—Are You My Mother?  Pizza Party

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Preschool Chatter

“Bedtime/Pajama Party” is our theme this week.  Some activities will be painting with old toothbrushes, reading bedtime stories and making a chart of what time we go to bed.  The highlight will be Pajama parties on Thursday and Friday.  The children may wear pajamas to school and bring sleeping bags, pillows and stuffed animals.  I’m sure it will be very quiet and sleepy on those days!

Letter of the Week is Yy

Special Book is The Yak Who Yelled Yuck.

Looking Ahead:

Permission slips for the zoo field trip went home last week.  Please return these before the day of the trip.  We will be going by cars on Monday, May 1st and Tuesday, May 2nd.  Each preschooler will need to be in a booster seat in the cars.

Also coming up—our school musical.  The preschoolers will participate by singing 2 songs we’ve been learning.

On Thursday, May 11 the performance is at 6:30 pm and on Friday, May 12 it’s at 1:00 pm.  On Friday the 4  year olds will have school in the afternoon instead of the morning from 12:00-3:00.  The musical will be in the church sanctuary.

Mrs. Glasgow

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Kindergarten Kids

Welcome back! I hope you had an enjoyable Easter Holiday and break.


Wednesday is Library day. Please help your child return their books so they are able to check out more. All kindergarteners will need to be reading for AR points to earn the 4th Quarter Swim Party. To earn the party, they must have saved $20 in classroom cash and have 4 AR points.

***Tuesdays and Thursdays are P.E. days however, due to extra practices for our all-school musical, there will be Mondays and Wednesdays when we may have P.E. time. Please make sure your child has P.E. shows EVERY day. They can bring their shoes in their backpacks to change into when needed.***

May 2nd is the Cheney Track Meet. A note with more information will be coming home this week. We are still in need of parents willing to drive and transport other students. Let us know if you are able to help.

May 11 & 12 - School Musical. Thursday's performance will begin at 6:30 p.m., and Friday’s performance will be a 1:00 p.m. start time.

Kindergarten Religion

Thomas didn’t believe Jesus was alive until he saw Jesus with his own eyes and heard Jesus’ words. Through faith, we see Jesus in God’s Word and believe that He is the living God.

Kindergarten Memory Work:  We believe that Jesus died and rose again. 1 Thessalonians 4:14


This week we will be completing our story Old McDonald Had a Woodshop. We will be reviewing character, plot, fact/opinion, adjectives, and verbs. Our second story this week is a nonfiction book, Building Beavers. In it we will review cause and effect, telling sentences, and main idea.


Our lessons this week will review how addition and subtraction are related, followed by a test over the first thirteen lessons. We will continue with Getting Ready for 1st grade by practicing numbers in the 20s and 30s.


Our science unit is all about sound, light, and heat.

Social Studies:

We have completed all our units in Social Studies, so the next few weeks we will use the time to complete Science lessons.

Have a Wonderful Week,

Mrs. Popplewell  

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Grades 1 & 2

We will be leading chapel this week once again to celebrate the Risen Savior.

Looking ahead we have our Cheney Play Day and Musical coming up.

1st and 2nd Grade Memory Work:

While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

1st and 2nd Grade Religion

God showed His love for us by sending His Son to die for our sins. We will continue to take a look at the events during Holy Week.


First graders will continue a unit on geometry and will be working with two-dimensional shapes.

Second grade will start a unit on geometry and fractions.


We are looking at the space and the solar system.


First grade will read Alexander Graham Bell by Lola Schafer. We will continue to be working with the /asw, au, and the short e /ea/. Please to read for AR as well. Reading test will be on Friday.

Grammar lessons this week will focus on pronouns I and me.

Second grade will be reading a narrative nonfiction, Cowboys by Recht Penner. Throughout this week, we will be focusing on cause and effect and drawing conclusions. Please make sure your child is reading every night. We will take our reading test on Friday.

Grammar lesson will focus on using commas in compound sentences..

Mr. Mann

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Grades 3 & 4

Upcoming Events:

May 2- Cheney play day

May 11-12- School musical

The last day for AR is May 9th. Last day to check out books from the school library is May 3rd.


Third graders will begin working with angles and shapes. They will describe angles, identify polygons, describe sides of polygons and classify quadrilaterals.

Fourth graders will finish up the chapter about area this week. They will review and test over this chapter next week.


Students will be learning about matter.

Social Studies

We will continue learning about the Land of the West..


This week third graders will be reading Two Bad Ants. The skills they will be working on are and plot and theme. Please review vocabulary words and work with your child on retelling what they have read in their story. This will help prepare them for their comprehension test on Friday. I encourage students to read to, or read with an adult the nights they bring home their reading story.
In English this week, students will be working with commas. Please be sure your child is reading for AR at home.

This week fourth graders will be reading To Fly: the Story of the Wright Brothers. The skill they will be working on are generalization. Please review vocabulary words and work with your child on retelling what they have read in their story. This will help prepare them for their comprehension test on Friday. I encourage students to read to, or with an adult the nights they bring home their reading story.
In English this week, students will be working with quotations and quotation marks. Please be sure your child is reading for AR at home.

Have a great week!

Ms. Miller

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Grades 5 & 6


We will finish the year looking at various New Testament Bible stories.

Memory work for grades 3-4:  “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”  1 Corinthians 1:18. 

Grades 5 and 6 will learn, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.  Acts 1:8


Grade 5 will begin looking at the properties of 3-dimensional figures this week.  By the end of the week, they will be investigating how to find volume of rectangular prisms.

Sixth graders have finished their study of 3-dimensional figures, surface area, and volume.  Now, they will begin a study of data displays and measures of center (mean, median, mode, and range).

Social Studies

We have begun a new unit of study on Medieval Europe.  We will see how  this time period was one of great poverty, oppression, and stagnation in that part of the world.  We will then move on to the enlightened time of the Renaissance.


Fifth graders will read, The Hindenburg.  Hugo Eckener was intent on developing dirigibles, and his Hindenburg was the largest one ever to fly.  In 1937 the Hindenburg exploded over New Jersey during it tenth transatlantic flight, and thirty-one people died.  Instantly, the era of the dirigible ended.  Fifth graders will work with fact/opinion and main idea/details this week.

Sixth graders will read The Aztec News.  News of battles, a city guide, entertaining features about business and fashion—it's all here in a fascinating mock newspaper covering the Aztec civilization.  Our skills for the week will include drawing conclusions and determining the author's purpose.


We will continue working with sentences involving direct and indirect objects.  We are also studying pronoun-antecedent agreement, and indefinite pronouns.

Have a great week!

Mr. Schotte


First Grade 

saw draw crawl straw law
jaw paw lawn yawn hawk

Challenge Words: through, science

Second Grades

kindness goodness careless useless fearless
darkness sadness sickness helpless thankless
fitness weakness

Challenge Words:awareness, eagerness, wireless

Third Grade

leadership gracefully refreshment uncomfortable overdoing
remarkable carefully unbearably ownership unacceptable
impossibly reappeared unprepared oncoming misbehaving

Challenge Words: outrageous, incomprehensible, undoubtedly, independence, disadvantage

Fourth Grade

careful tasteful lonely powerful suggestion
peaceful recently extremely correction eagerly
certainly wisely harmful monthly yearly
successful playful thoughtful actually pollution

Challenge Words:separation, description, immediately, suspenseful, completely

Fifth Grade

ice cream a lot keyword fairy talk  horseshoe
piggy bank textbook guidelines newspaper space shuttle
hay fever dead end password teenager skateboard
everything barbed wire cartwheel root beer fingerprint

Challenge Words: air conditioner, blood pressure, worldwide, straightedge, cross country

Sixth Grade 

memorize advertise service realize justice
exercise recognize organize civilize apprentice
supervise sacrifice sympathize enterprise minimize
cowardice improvise paradise vocalize compromise

Challenge Words: immobilize, hypnotize, immunize, merchandise, pasteurize

News From Mrs. Waldorf   Accellerated Reading, Art, Computers & Handwriting




Mrs. Waldorf

Accelerated Reading-

Keep reading!  The last day for AR is May  9th.  The last day to check out books is May 3rd.

The last quarterly party will be a swimming party the last day of school.

We are finished with State Assessments, so it is back to our regular schedule this week and next week, with the exception of Cheney Play Day.

Mrs. Waldorf

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PTL News


PTL Leaders Meeting Dates

The officers of the 2016-17 school year are:

Co-Chairs: Brian Mann & Nycole Sturgeon

Secretary: Diane Glasgow


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Trinity Lutheran Winfield
910 Mound ST., Winfield, KS.
Rick Hathaway, Pastor
Mark Schotte, Principal
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