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October 14, 2019

 "Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you." James 4:8


Congratulations Spelling Bee Contestants

Congratulations to all Trinity Spelling Bee Contestants. Kaden Van De Grift placed as First Alternate in the county spelling bee!

Kayden, Brooklyn, Kaden, Victoria,


Hoops for the Heart

Thanks to Southwestern Men's Basketball Team for spending time teaching Trinity students at Hoops for the Heart Basketball Clinic.

Chapel Offerings for Murphy Henderson Education Fund

All of the first semester chapel offerings will got to the memorial established for Max Henderson, the Murphy Henderson Education Fund. Please Note: Semester Ends 10/18/2019

Nut Sales

Trinity's annual nut sales are in full swing!  Order forms are due October 17th.

Nut Sale Catalog

Nut Sale Order Form



Trinity will be using Remind to help communicate school information this year. Remind is a communication platform that helps educators reach students and parents in a timely manner. Messages are sent in real time to an entire class, a small group or just a single person.

Winfield Fire Department Visits

Following is the schedule for Fire Dept October 21st


9:30-First Grade

10:00 Second Grade

Save the Date!
Chaplin Nature Center-Outdoor Education Day

Trinity Outdoor Day will be at Chaplin Nature Center October 18th

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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

Overdue Library Books

The following list of books are overdue.  Please return Library Books Wednesday so you may check out more!

When a student has a book more than a week overdue, they are not permitted to check out another book until it is returned or paid for. 

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Preschool & Kindergarten

Greetings Pre K and Kindergarten Parents!

Thank you for all your love and support. Thank you for reading with your kids each night, helping them remember their folders daily and library books weekly. You ALL are Awesome! Thank you to each of you for making an effort to promote Nut Sales. YOU are ALL appreciated!!


  • Parents are always welcome to join us for Chapel every Friday at 8:15am or lunch daily at 11:30a.m.
  • Please remember tennis shoes and water bottle for PE.
  • Please read 20 minutes a night with your student and fill out reading log ( due first of every month).
  • Please return library books each Wednesday so students can get new ones each week.

Our Specials Schedule is as follows:

Choir- Monday & Wednesday 10a.m.
P.E.- Tuesday & Thursday 10a.m.
Library- Wednesday 8:30am.
Art- Friday 12:30-1:15

Parents have asked about homework: if you are able to work a few minutes a night on number and letter recognition that would be Great! Besides that I just ask you read 20 minutes a night with your child. Reading Logs are due the 1st of each month. 

For students that love technology a great learning website is  Click here to go to the site.

It is great for building Pre K & Kindergarten skills and beyond. 


Memory work for this week is: Speak, LORD, for your servant hears. Samuel 3:9

Our bible story is: God Speaks to Moses-Exodus 3

This week:

This week in reading we will be continuing to work on alphabet recognition, sounds and words that start with beginning sounds.

Our story this week is Life in the Ocean .

We will be working on comprehension skills.

Our word(s) of the week will be: the students names, I, am, the, little,have, is, a. 

Our theme is: Where do Animals Live?  Our question is: What is an Ocean Environment?

In Math we will be working on AB, ABB, ABC Patterns.  Also we are working on recognizing numbers 1-50 and learning to count & write numbers 0-50. Modeling and counting numbers 1-50. **Parents, please have students in both classes do flash cards 5-10 minutes each night.**

PreK-4 will focus on letter Gg and number 7 recognizing shapes, colors and numbers 1-20.

We will use calendar time to build skills such as recognizing days of the week, months of the year, counting and daily message.

In Science we will work on Life Science and Earth Science.

In Social Studies we will talk about Fire Prevention and Professions.

Enjoy your week!!

Katrina Tarver

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Grades 1 & 2

Hello Parents,

I hope everyone is enjoying the cool autumn weather! 

1st  and 2nd  Grade Religion

Memory Work: 

First Graders

1st  Grade Reading- Moving right along, we will begin on Unit 2. We will be reading "A Big Fish for Max"

Our phonics blends will be "sh" "th" and the vowel sound in "ball". We will be learning how to locate the main idea of the story.

1st Grade English-We are continuing to recite our "Jingles" to memorize grammar for nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, article adjectives and what makes a complete subject and the complete predicate. We are also going to be learning rules for capitalizing words in a sentence and the pronoun "I". We will look at what makes a question.

1st Grade Math-We are back to addition this chapter. We are splitting addends so we have 3 numerals to add together. While not completely letting go of subtraction here and there.

Second Graders

2nd Grade Reading- We will be reading a story that talks about working together and what it takes to get better at something. The story is "Ronald Morgan Goes to Bat"

In phonics, we will be studying contractions. We will visit what makes a story real or fantasy.

2nd Grade English- We are continuing our "Jingles" in order to correctly classify our sentences. We are learning how to identify complete and simple subjects, along with complete and simple predicates. We are becoming clear on what is single and plural nouns as well as knowing the difference between common and proper nouns. Please read your decodable (short paper story) with your child. This is great practice for them.

2nd Grade Math-We will begin Chapter 3 adding and subtraction with story problems and labeling the sum or the difference.

Writing-We are perfecting our manuscript writing before we begin on cursive. The students are working very hard to complete their AR tests for reading expectations.

Social Studies

We work both as a class and with partners in Social Studies. We will be reading about special people that have been leaders in their community, reviewing information over communities, maps, laws, leaders, states, continents and oceans.


Each student worked diligently to complete their poster for the soil conservation entry!  The posters were picked up by the Cowley County Conservation District at 10am Tuesday, October 8th.  I was thrilled to hand them in!  So we will be notified of what happens for us next. The children and I learned alot by digging deeper into what i in our soil. If we have any winners they will be awarded at the Conservation District Annual Banquet, February 13, 2020. I will notify you of the winners.

Spelling tests are Friday.

First Grade Spelling Words

ship fish thin shut with
rush shell shop trash thin
want good

Challenge Words:  

Second Grade Spelling Words

I'll wasn't it's he's I'm
didn't who's she's we'll isn't
hasn't hadn't wouldn't shouldn't where's

Challenge Words: 

Have a Blessed Week.

Peace and Joy,

Sherry Pugmire

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Grades 3 & 4

Oct. 18- Outdoor Education Day

Oct. 25 No School-Parent/Teacher Conferences

3rd and 4th Grade AR goal for this quarter is 8 points. Last day to take an AR test for first QTR. Will be Oct. 16th. Please contact me with any questions.

Please keep an eye out for a parent/teacher conference sign up sheet.

Here is a quick look at this week:


Third graders will continue chapter 3. Learning about multiplication facts. Please begin working on multiplication flash cards at home. We will begin our x1 timed multiplication test.

Fourth graders will continue working with multiplication. They will multiply by 10's, estimate products, and multiply using partial products. Fourth grade will also begin with their x1 timed multiplication test this week.

Social Studies

This week, we will continue learning about communities around the world.


Last week in science, students used the engineering process to design a clay boat and see how many marbles it would hold before sinking. We had various boats, both shape and size and students enjoyed redesigning to see if they could better their boat to hold more marbles. This week, we will begin to learn about plants and animals.

Grades 3 and 4 Religion:
Memory work for the week: As we begin to think about the Reformation season, the third and fourth graders are beginning to look at the life of Martin Luther. We will talk about who he was, what he did, and why we remember him as an example of faith.

Our memory verse for the week will be: "He saved us, not because of works done by us...but according to His own that, being justified by His grace we might become heirs according the the hope of eternal life." Titus 3:5,7


This week third graders will be reading A Day's Work.

The skills we will be working on are context clues and character. Work with your child on retelling what they have read each night. This will help prepare them for their vocabulary and comprehension test on Thursday.

This week fourth graders will be reading Coyote School News.

The skills we will be working are drawing conclusions and using a dictionary/glossary. Work with your child on retelling what they have read each night. This will help prepare them for their comprehension test on Thursday.

Third Grade Spelling-Test is every Friday

handle trouble simple people middle
table little gentle poodle pickle
noodle saddle juggle uncle riddle

Challenge Words: example, throttle, obstacle, miracle, muscle

Fourth Grade Spelling

videos teeth potatoes themselves lives
leaves cliffs roofs halves moose
radios sheep cuffs beliefs patios
banjos tornadoes tomatoes hoofs loaves

Challenge Words: portfolios, embargoes, handkerchiefs, lassos

God's Blessings,

Miss Miller

Grades 5 & 6

Religion We continue our study of the work of the Holy Spirit in granting and sustaining faith. We also are exploring His work of sanctification in us and how that manifests itself in daily living. We will soon begin our study of the life and work of Martin Luther.

Memory Work: "By grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. " Ephesians 2:8-9


Fifth graders will begin a new chapter of study this week. We will explore the place value of decimals to the thousandths place and review how to express decimals in word form and expanded form. We will then compare and order decimals before reviewing decimal addition and subtraction.

Sixth graders will begin a study of rational numbers. They will understand positive and negative numbers, compare and order integers, look at rational numbers and the number line and compare and order rational numbers.

Social Studies

We are looking at the travels of Marco Polo and Mansa Musa during the Pre-Renaissance era and thy this is important in our study of the United States. Their travels opened the door to further exploration and discovery of new lands in the Western Hemisphere and eventually to European exploration of what is now our country. Soon, we will explore with the Pilgrims and study their first settlement on this continent.


Fifth graders will read Passage to Freedom

The family of a Japanese diplomat living in Lithuania in 1940 is confronted by Jewish refugees asking for Japanese visas to escape the German Nazis. Without his country's permission, the diplomat issues thousands of the visas. Even today, years after his death, Japanese and Jewish families alike honor Mr. Sugihara for his bravery. Skills for the week will include sequence and author's purpose.

Sixth graders will read Dinosaur Ghosts

In 1947, scientists uncover the bones of dozens of Coelophysis dinosaurs in New Mexico. However, the cause of the dinosaurs' death is a mystery. The scientist rule out mudslides, volcanoes, asteroids, poisoned water, floods, and drought. They find a theory that works: a drought followed by a flood. Our skills for the week will include main idea/details,and using graphic sources.

Fifth Grade Spelling

staffs ourselves pants scissors loaves
volcanoes chiefs buffaloes flamingos beliefs
echoes shelves quizzes dominoes thieves
measles avocados chefs pianos sheriffs

Challenge Words: bailiffs, wharves, mosquitoes, armadillos, desperadoes

Sixth Grade Spelling

suspend pendant conductor novel productive
numeral reserve numerous preserve pending
pendulum deduction novelty numerator reservoir
conservatory appendix impending induct innovative

Challenge Words: aqueduct, abduction, perpendicular, expenditure, enumerate

Have a wonderful week!
Mr. Schotte

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Jane Limback, Interim Principal
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