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April 15, 2019

 "Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure." Proverbs 4:26

From the Principal.....

This is Holy Week.  We think about our Savior's last week before His death and glorious resurrection. We remember His last supper with His disciples and His institution of the Lord's Supper for us.  And finally, we think about His bitter suffering and death for each one of us.  I encourage each of you to take advantage of the opportunities you have to worship this week, either with us at Trinity our at your own place of worship.

Mid quarter reports will be sent home this Thursday, April 18.  Please check with your child's teacher if you do not receive them.

Next Friday, April 26, the PTL will host a swimming safety event at the indoor pool at Southwestern College.  The event will run from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  There will be prizes and good information for all ages.  We do need to know how many will participate, so that an appropriate number of lifeguards can be on duty.  Your child should have brought home a sign-up sheet for this event.  Please return this form to school.

We continue to work on the school musical and the students are doing very well!  All lines, spoke and sung are expected to be memorized by this Thursday. 

I will also need some help on Monday, April 22 to put together the stage extension for the front of the church for the musical performance.  If I can get 4-5 people to help on Monday afternoon after 3:00 we should be able to accomplish this task in a very short period of time.  Thank you!

In Christ,

Mr. Schotte

PTL-Water Safety Party

Join us for a summer bash Friday April 26th from 6-8pm at the Southwestern Indoor Pool!
Instead of the bike rodeo, this year PTL is having a Water Safety Party. 
Please join us!
In order to have adequate lifeguards we need to know how many children and what ages your swimmers are.  We will have prizes but food will NOT be provided.  Please bring a towel and swimsuit! We look forward to splashing with you!

Permission Slips Due April 17th!

Relay for Life

Team Trinity in support of Relay for Life has asked for the assistance of our students to participate in a Coin War to raise funds for the 2019 Relay for Life to be held on June 14th at Island Part to help raise funds to fight cancer. 
The winning class will decide who will get the "Pie in the Face" Last year Mrs. Poppelwell was the lucky recipient so who will it be this year?


Easter Break

April 19th-Good Friday-No School

April 22-Easter Holiday-No School

All School Musical

The school musical Faith News will be presented on Thursday May 2nd at 6:30pm  and Friday May 3rd at 1pm. 

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Trinity News.....................
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!

Parker-Trapped in Death Cave

Kaylee- Junie B. Jones Toothless Wonder

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 Chatter

Last week:   

This past week we have spent the week reviewing the Easter story and learning about what happens as Jesus appears to his disciples after his resurrection. We also created bunnies and Easter eggs which are displayed on our door. We also have continued to practice skills for our upcoming assessments for our progress reports.

This week:

Theme: Easter


For reading this week we will focus on the letter Y which is the last letter will learn before putting the letters together in order. Our letter story this week is the Yak Who Yelled Yuck. We will continue to practice answering questions about the story and retelling the story


This week we will learn about Jesus going up to heaven after being on Earth for 40 days after his resurrection. We will also review the events of Holy Week.

Our memory verse this week is  [Jesus Said,] “I am with you always.” Matthew 28:20


In the Tuesday- Thursday class will focus on pattering, and sorting. These two skills we will be assessed over in the upcoming weeks. This week in my Monday- Wednesday class we will focus on measuring with non-standard items.

Science/ Social Studies: 

Our science focus this week will be different Easter themed STEM activities.

In social studies we will continue to talk about the places we like to go..


We will continue to work on stating information about ourselves, and transitioning from one activity to the next.

Easter Party Information: For the four-year-old classes party it has been requested that the children bring an Easter basket to the party on Wednesday. Please let me know if you have any questions about the parties. For this party, it will start at 9:30.

Important Dates:

April 17- 4’s Easter Party-9:30-11

April 17- 4’s Mid Quarter Reports Sent Home

April 18- 3’s Easter Party-9:30-11

April 18- 3’s Mid Quarter Reports Sent Home

April 19- No School Good Friday

April 22- No School Easter Monday

April 26-PTL Swimming Safety Event at Southwestern Pool

Have a Wonderful Week!

Miss Kelly Rowe

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Kindergarten Kids


  • Wednesdays are Library days. Help your child remember to bring back books so they can check out more.  This will important now that they are taking AR tests!
  • Monday and Wednesday they will need to wear shoes for P.E.

Upcoming events:

April 17th - Mid Quarter Reports

April 19th - Good Friday - No School

April 22 - Easter Holiday - No School

April 26-PTL Swimming Safety activity-time TBA

May 2-All School Musical 6:30pm
May 3-All School Musical 1:00pm, students may leave after the performance

May 6-Last Day for AR testing


The week will begin with an assessment over Unit 5, and then we move into the last unit of the year.

There will be no Focus Letters- instead we will be working on reading, spelling, and writing longer words which can be sounded out.

Our first book in the unit is Homes Around the World. The grammar skills will be using verbs by adding an -s. The second book will be Old MacDonald Had a Little Woodshop and we will add adjectives to our writing and grammar instruction.


This week our math lessons will be a review of +1 and +2, and addition partners for numbers.


We will continue our discussion about movement. this week.

Social Studies

We will wrap up our last unit this week about families.

Kindergarten Religion:  During this Holy Week, we will review the events that happened to Jesus including His death on the cross. However, Jesus did not stay dead. HE HAS RISEN from the dead.

Kindergarten Memory Work:

The Lord has risen! Luke 24:34

Have a great week!

Jody Popplewell   

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Grades 1 & 2

Please make sure you wear tennis shoes on Monday and Wednesday. Also if your child would like to bring a water bottle to school, please make sure it has a lid and their name in it. 

1st and 2nd Grade Memory Work:

If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  1 John  1:0

1st and 2nd Grade Religion

God shows His love for us by sending His Son to pay the price for our sins. We will be looking at the events of Holy Week leading up to the crucifixion and the resurrection for the dead.


First grade will be reading  Simple Machines by Allan Fowler. Our phonics skills will match our spelling words and will be over the diphthongs (oi, oy) and suffixes (er, or). We will have two decodable readers going home this week. Please review these at home as well. Each student should read their story on Wednesday and Thursday night. We will take a test over the story on Friday.

In English, we are going to begin to write two-point expository paragraphs.

Second grade will be reading a realistic fiction by Pat Mora called A Birthday Basket of Tia.  We will be taking a look at drawing conclusions. Please make sure to read your story a few times throughout the week. We will be having a test on Friday.

In English this week, the second graders will continue to look at verb tenses.


First grader’shave been working on reviewing and preparing for second grade math skills.

Second grade has started a unit on geometric shapes and fractions.

First Grade Spelling Words

oil soil voice point boy
boil coin oink toy join

Challenge Words:  against, heavy

Second Grade Spelling Words

mixture nation section future picture
action caution station fixture motion
nature feature

Challenge Words: furniture, adventure, tuition

Have a blessed week.

Mr. Mann

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Grades 3 & 4

Upcoming Events:

April 8-18- State testing

April 17-mid quarter reports sent home

April 19- No School Good Friday

April 22- No School Easter Monday

April 26-PTL Swim Safety Event

May 2nd and 3rd- Spring Musical

May 6th- Last day to take an AR test

A special thank you to Mrs. Bair for coming to talk to our class about Vietnam. The students learned a lot and really enjoyed having her!!

Third and Fourth grade students will be taking the state standardized test Wednesday and Thursday of this week. It is very important your child gets plenty of rest and a good balanced breakfast.

Due to state testing, we will try and get as much done on our schedule as possible. What we do not get to this week, we will continue it into next week!


This week third graders will be reading Talking Walls: Art for the People. The skills they will be working on are fact and opinion and using a glossary. 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. 

This week fourth graders will be reading How Tia Lola Came to Visit Stay The skills they will be working on are context clues and character/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.


Third graders will continue to learn about perimeter and area and test over this chapter at the end of the week.

Fourth graders will be learning about measurement this week

Religion:  We are looking at Jesus's early ministry and miracles.  We will be exploring His first recorded miracle of turning water into wine at a wedding feast in Cana.  We will also learn about the night time visit of the Pharisee Nicodemus.  

Memory work:

 “God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.” John 3:17.

Third Grade Spelling-Test is every Friday

question creature furniture division action
direction culture vacation mansion fiction
feature sculpture vision celebration collision

Challenge Words: fascination, legislature, manufacture, possession, declaration

Fourth Grade Spelling

countless payment goodness fairness hopeless
treatment statement breathless restless enjoyment
pavement flawless tireless amazement amusement
greatness punishment timeless needless painless

Challenge Words: announcement, appointment, requirement, awkwardness, expressionless

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

Have a GREAT week!

Miss Miller

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Grades 5 & 6


This week we will study the Transfiguration of Jesus.  We will also look at His miracle of the feeding of 5,000 people and calming the seas

Memory work: 

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26.


Fifth graders will read, King Midas and the Golden Touch.  King Midas loves only one thing more than his gold:  his daughter.  When he is granted a magic wish, he wishes that all he touches  turns to gold.  He realizes that tragedy of this wish when he turns his daughter to gold.  He is overjoyed when he can give up the golden touch and have is daughter back.  Our skills will be drawing conclusions and compare/contrast.

Sixth graders will read, The All-American Slurp.  The Lin family has just moved to America from China, and they find American table manners an amusing trial.  But before long, the tables are turned, and the family has some realizations about American culture.  Sixth grade skills for the week will also be drawing conclusions and compare/contrast.


This week, fifth graders will have a test over converting units of customary and metric measure.  Following that, we will begin our final chapter of study.  We will begin to look at geometry and volume.  We will identify plane and 3-dimensional figures, figure area and volume suing the various measures given. 

Sixth graders will begin a new chapter of study on data displays and measures of center.  We will explore statistical tools such as mean, median, and range.  We will also determine which of these measures of center are most appropriate depending on the information available to us.

Social Studies

Following a test over Ancient Persia and the Byzantine Empire, we will begin  a study of Ancient Asia.  We will look at the various Chinese Dynasties and the isolation of ancient Japan..

Fifth Grade Spelling

brief believe receive leisure piece
relief seize ceiling field neither
apiece receipt yield deceive achieve
grief niece protein shield conceited

Challenge Words:  diesel, retrieval, unwieldy, grievance, deceitful

Sixth Grade Spelling

proceed precede advise advice formerly
formally further farther personal personnel
immigrate emigrate college collage descent
dissent persecution prosecution envelope envelop

Challenge Words: complimentary, complementary, eminent, imminent, liable, libel

Have a great week.
Mr. Schotte

Mrs. Waldorf's Corner

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Art & Technology

No art or technology this week.  We will be taking state assessments.

The schedule is as follows:

Monday a.m.- 5th and 6th Math

Tuesday a.m. - 5th and 6th Math

Wednesday a.m. - 3rd and 4th Math· p.m. - 5th Science and any make-up tests

Thursday a.m. - 3rd and 4th Math· p.m. - make-up tests

Mrs. Waldorf

Accelerated Reading


Students, please READ CAREFULLY!  If you have met your goal, and the accuracy isn’t above 85%, you will need to continue to read and take tests until your accuracy level is reached.   That said, it is a good idea not to wait until the last minute to reach goals!  If you have any questions, feel free to give me a call or send me an email at

Mrs. Waldorf

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Trinity Lutheran Winfield
910 Mound ST., Winfield, KS.
Rocky Mease, Intermediate Pastor
Mark Schotte, Principal
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