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January 21, 2019

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

From the Principal.....

Next week is National Lutheran Schools Week We have special events planned for each day of the week. Please see the list elsewhere in this edition of the Chatterbox so that your child can participate

REMEMBER our school choir (K-6) is scheduled to sing this Sunday as part of the morning worship service. This will be a way to kick off National Lutheran Schools Week. Please have your students in the basement by 8:40 in order to warm up. We will sing near the beginning of the service and then students will return to sit with their parents.

With the weather being the way it is in Kansas, please make sure that your children are dressed properly for outdoor activities. We have outdoor recess and PE activities that require children to be appropriately dressed for the elements. While we will not take the students outside during extreme conditions, we will depend on parents to make sure that students are dressed appropriately when we do go outside.

00In Christ,

Mr. Schotte

National Lutheran Schools Week

January 28th-February 1st

1 God is our refuge and strength,
    a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
    though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
    though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

Save the Date!
Grandparent's Day

Grandparent's Day is February 15th!


*Reminder-Lunch Request-January 21st

Please send in your lunch request for January 21st due to the school district being closed.

Your child will have the following choice:

Hot dog, chips, fruit & Milk

Bring your own brown bag

Slips are due back no later than Thursday, January 24th

Thank you in advance!!!

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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 are overdue library books. Please return Library Books Wednesday so you may check out more!

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Preschool Chatter

Last week: This past week we learned about polar animals. We created a polar animal book, and did some activities with polar animals. We watched a video that told us about ten animals that live in the Arctic. We also started making a polar bear out of our handprints.

This Week:  Theme-Dreams


This week in our Bible story is Jesus Feeds Five Thousand. We will learn that Jesus is caring and powerful. Our memory work this week is: Oh, give thanks to the Lord for he is good. Psalm 107:1


We will review the letter R and then move on to the letter B. Our letter story is Bubble Bear.

We will also discuss the high-frequency word a, and begin to look at the word the.


In the 4’s class we will continue to look at the numbers 11 and 12. For the 3’s lesson, we will continue to review patterns, and counting to 10.

Science/Social Studies:

In science, we will continue to look at how animals stay warm in the winter.

In Social Studies we will learn little about Martin Luther King, and what his dream was through our Let's Find Out Magazine.


We will continue to work on staying in our own space, and playing games with simple rules.

Important Dates:

January 25- Book Orders Due

January 27-Rejoice choir sings

Jan 28- Feb 1 National Lutheran Schools Week February 1- Mid Quarter Reports Sent Home

January 29-  Kansas Day

February 6-Mid Quarter Reports Sent Home

February 13- 4’s Valentines Party

February 14-3’s Valentines Party

February 15- Grandparents Day

February 18- No School Presidents Day


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.

●    Monday and Wednesday they will need to wear shoes for P.E.

Upcoming events:

Sunday, January 27th - Rejoice Choir sings at Sunday Service

January 28th-February 1 - National Lutheran Schools Week




Social Studies

Have a great week,

Jody Popplewell    

Kindergarten Religion: : Jesus protects His people and helps us trust Him. We can see this when He calmed the storms, and even the winds and waves obeyed Him.

Kindergarten Memory Work: The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. Hebrews 13:6

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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.

Events coming up later this month are:

National Lutheran Schools Week, January 28th-February 1st

Kansas Day January 29th. More details to come.

1st and 2nd Grade Memory Work: Jesus Christ is the true God and eternal life. 1 John 5:20

1st and 2nd Grade Religion: God shows His love for us when He took our sins it upon Himself and washed them away.


First grade will finish a unit on 2-digit addition and subtraction. This will be a great time to review our math facts.

Second grade is beginning a unit that focus on money. Great tools to help your child is to have them count back change from a dollar. In conjunction with our sentence writing, we will be designing word problems to help our understanding of the value of money.


First grade will be reading I'm a Caterpillar by Jean Marzollo. In this story, we will be looking for the theme. Our phonics skills will match our spelling words with working on contractions and r- controlled (-er, -ir, -ur). 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 still working with classifying sentences and following a pattern, but have introduced synonyms and antonyms.

Second grade will be reading an expository nonfiction by Fridell and Walsh called Life Cycle of a Pumpkin. Over this unit we will be looking at facts and opinions. 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 re-examine the capitalization rules and sentence classification. The following week, we will be taking a look at possessive pronouns. We are also going to be starting to write word problems, which we will be solving in our math class.

First Grade Spelling Words-

Challenge Words: 

Second Grade Spelling Words

Challenge Words: 

Have a blessed week.

Mr. Mann

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Grades 3 & 4

Happy Monday!  Just a reminder, third quarter AR hag started. All students have a new ZPD and a new reading goal. If you are not sure what your child's is, please feel free to contact me for that information.


This week third graders will be reading Hottest,Coldest,Highest Deepest. The skills we will be working on are compare/contrast and compound words. Work with your child on retelling what they have read. This will help prepare them for their vocabulary and comprehension test on Friday.

This week fourth graders will be reading Encantado: Pink Dolphin of the Amazon. The skills we will be working on are compare/contrast and multiple meaning words. Work with your child on retelling what they have read. This will help prepare them for their vocabulary and comprehension test on Friday.


Our lessons for the week will focus on learning how to classify object pronouns.


Third graders finished up the last lesson in chapter 7 today. Tomorrow they will review for test and test over chapter 7 on Wednesday. Thursday will begin the chapter of fractions.

This week fourth graders are beginning to learn how to add and subtract fractions.


This week in science students will continue learning about energy and ecosystem.

Social Studies:

In social studies we continue to focus on the Southeast region.

Grades 3-4 Religion/Memory Work: This week we begin our study of Israel's greatest and best- known king - - David. We will see that even though he was not perfect he strove to follow the Lord's will for his life. We will begin by looking at his friendship with Saul's son Jonathan, and how his relationship with King Saul was often threatening and dangerous.

Memory Work : “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” I John 4:7-8

Third Grade Spelling-Test is every Friday

third early world certain dirty
herself earth word perfect verb
nerve worm thirsty workout earn

Challenge Words: determine, commercial, whirlwind, worthwhile, virtual

Fourth Grade Spelling

chicken eleven given jungle national
several natural needle single citizen
threaten diagonal paddle animal spiral
marble oval mumble tangle frighten

Challenge Words:  strengthen, knuckle, individual, cubicle, three-dimensional

Have a GREAT week!

Miss Miller

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Grades 5 & 6

Religion/Memory Work: We are beginning a study of Jonah, Jeremiah, and Daniel. We will see how God blessed each of these Old Testament heroes of faith with strength and encouragement to carry out His purposes through their witness.

Memory work for the week: “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23.


Fifth graders continue their work with addition and subtraction of fractions and mixed numbers. We are currently working with subtraction of mixed numbers in which we must rename (borrow) in order to solve the problems. We will also look at how the properties of addition can help us solve problems more easily. Following a test later this week, we will begin a study of multiplication with fractions.

Sixth graders continue to work with algebraic expressions. We will take a test over this most recent chapter of study on Wednesday. Following that we will begin a study of algebraic equations and inequalities.

Social Studies:
This week we will begin a study of Early North American peoples. We will begin with the early Native Americans of the Southwest. We will then learn about the mound builders of the Midwest before looking at the early Canadian tribes.


Fifth graders will read Stretching Ourselves. Emily, Nic, and Tanner all have cerebral palsy. Since activities that most people think are easy can be very difficult for people with cerebral palsy, these children work very hard every day of their lives. Our skills for the week will be making generalizations and using various graphic sources.

Sixth graders will read The Chimpanzees I Love: Saving Their World and Ours. Chimpanzees are smart and emotional creatures. Yet many chimpanzees living in captivity are mistreated. Chimpanzees living in the wild are also in danger because of hunting practices and forest destruction. It is importance to learn about chimpanzees in order to find solutions to these problems. Our comprehension skills for the week will include determining author's purpose and discriminating between fact and opinion.

Fifth Grade Spelling

overlook underline subway subset supermarket
outlet underground overboard undercurrent superstar
overtime supersonic submarine undercover overcast
outfield output supernatural subdivision subhead

Challenge Words: overwhelm, superimpose, underestimate, underprivileged, subcommittee

Sixth Grade Spelling

discontent decline outward dispatch unwavering
destruction disintegrate outstanding uncommon outburst
outrageous defensive unappetizing disillusioned disarray
unconscious outskirts unfasten disenchanted decompose

Challenge Words:  unbusinesslike, disembark,deactivate, disenfranchise, outlandish

Have a great week.
Mr. Schotte

Mrs. Waldorf's Corner

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Technology & Art


First graders will work on patterns.
Second graders will be working on finishing word problems, and also working on proofreading and punctuation.
Third and Fourth graders will take a break from coding and also work on proofreading.  
Fifth and Sixth graders will continue the unit on spreadsheets.


In art class we will be finishing snowman and snowflake art. The fifth and sixth graders snowman will be combined with the next element of art we are studying, which is space.

Mrs. Waldorf

Accelerated Reading

Twenty three students have already taken AR tests this first week! I have congratulated those students that read over break or that have already taken a test! Keep up the good work!

Students, please READ CAREFULLY!  If you have met your goal, and the accuracy isn’t above 80%, 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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