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February 18, 2019

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

From the Principal.....

God bless our grandparents!  We thank Him for the blessings that our grandparents and other loved adults in our lives are to us.  May we always show them the love and respect that God wants us to have for them!  We apologize for the cancellation of Grandparents' Day last Friday.  With the icy weather we determined that it was best to make the decision to cancel rather than take the risk of anyone being injured or involved in an accident. 

Our week will be a 4-day week, but our schedule will remain the same on the days we are in session.  We will attempt to squeeze five days of activities into four!

Auditions for the musical will take place on Friday afternoon, March 1. Most of the major roles will probably be available to students in grades 4-6, with some smaller parts being given to younger students.

In Christ,

Mr. Schotte

Scholastic Book Fair February 10th-18th

   The Schedule is as Follows:

* Sunday, Feb. 10- After Church

* Monday, Feb. 11- After School & at 11:00

* Tuesday, Feb. 12- 11:00, closed after school

* Wednesday, Feb. 13- After School and at 11:00

* Thursday, Feb. 14- 11:00, closed after school

* Friday, Feb. 15- 9:15-11:00 during Grandparent’s Day

* Sunday, Feb. 17- After Church

* Monday, Feb. 18- After School 


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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!

Daniel R.
Arthur’s Family Vacation

Acacia W.

Kaylee S.
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 had a great week celebrating Valentine’s day!   I would also like to thank the parents who signed up to help with the party. The children had a wonderful time and enjoyed all the activities that you planned. I appreciate all the hard work that you all put in to the parties.   

This Week: We continue our assessments for our progress reports.


We will learn that Jesus Came to Save Sinners. We will learn about the story of Zacchaeus. Our memory verse is Have mercy upon us, O Lord.  Psalm 123:3 


We continue to work with patterns and sorting.


We will continue to talk about feelings, and continue to work on telling people we are sorry


Our letter focus this week is on the letter H. We will read Hide and Seek Hippo. We will also continue to practice retelling the story.

Science/Social Studies:

In social studies we will continue talking about our favorite places to go. We will also learn about Presidents day through our Let's find out magazine.

Important Dates:

February 18- No School Presidents Day

February 28-New Book Orders Due

March 1- End of 3rd Quarter

March 4-8-Parent Teacher Conferences

March 11-15-Spring Break

Have a Wonderful Week,

Miss Kelly Rowe

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Kindergarten Kids

Thanks to all the parents who helped or contributed items for our Valentine’s Day party. We had a GREAT time!


●    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:

Monday, February 18 - President’s Day - No School 

March 1- End of 3rd Quarter

March 4-7-Parent Teacher Conferences-scheduling to come home soon

March 8th-15th-Spring Break-No School


Our story this week is Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The focus letter this week is “Gg”, but no new sight words are introduced. We will continue blending consonant sounds to form and read longer words, and practice writing sentences with both a naming and action part.


Due to the weather days, we will be finishing Chapter 9 of geometry this week. Friday will be our Review and Quiz before we move into Chapter 10.


This week we will focus on Dental Health Month. The students will learn the proper way to brush their teeth, why it is important, and information about teeth in general.

Enjoy the week,

Jody Popplewell    

Kindergarten Religion:

God healed ten men with a skin disease and only one returned to thank Jesus. Jesus also blesses us in many ways. As God children we should respond in thankfulness to His mercy.

Kindergarten Memory Work:  Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. Psalm 107:1

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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:  Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid. Isaiah 12:2.

1st and 2nd Grade Religion: God shows His love for us by giving us a sign of Jesus’ power of nature and even power over sin, death, and the devil. This week we will take a look at Jesus calming the storm. 


First grade has started a unit on measurement. We will begin at looking at clocks and telling time to the hour and half-hour. We will have a math test on Thursday.

Second grade has started a unit on measurement. We will also be reviewing coins and clocks.


First grade will be reading Mister Bones Dinosaur Hunter by Mary Haverfield. Our phonics skills will match our spelling words with working on the long o (oa, ow) and three letter blends. We will have two decodable readers going home this week. Please review these at home as well. Other skills this week will be finding the theme. 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 with the preposition and the object of the preposition. We have begun looking at a noun and deciding whether the noun is singular or plural, and whether the noun is a common noun or a proper noun.


Second grade will be reading a narrative nonfiction by Angela Royston called Fire Fighter. Over this unit we will be looking at main idea and supporting details. 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 looking at possessive pronouns.

First Grade Spelling Words-

boat road snow row yellow
loaf coat soap blow pillow

Challenge Words: once, wild

Second Grade Spelling Words

cheerful visitor slowly weekly teacher
helper hardly graceful yearly quickly
fighter sailor

Challenge Words: gardener, competitor, extremely

Have a blessed week.

Mr. Mann

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Grades 3 & 4

A special thank you to all the parents that helped out and made this party possible! It was a huge success and the kids had a blast!


Third graders will work on comparing and ordering fractions. They will also model equivalent fractions.

Fourth graders will finish up chapter 8, multiplying fractions by whole numbers. Students will review this chapter on Thursday and take the chapter 8 test on Friday.

Grades 3-4 Religion/Memory Work:  

We will finish up our unit of study with the story of God's taking of Elijah into heaven by  extraordinary means.  We will then begin a study of the Babylonian captivity and the anticipation of the sending of Jesus. 

Memory Work : “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28


This week third graders will be reading Suki's Kimono. The skills we will be working on are compare/contrast and synonyms. 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 Sailing Home: A story of a Childhood at Sea. The skills we will be working on are Author's Purpose and homonyms/homographs. Work with your child on retelling what they have read. This will help prepare them for their vocabulary and comprehension test on Friday.


Last week in science we learned about the sun, moon and Earth and how they interact. This week, we will focus on the moon specifically and learn about the different moon phases.

Social Studies

In social studies we will begin to to learn about the people of the Midwest and how the cultural traditions have contributed to the culture.

Third Grade Spelling-Test is every Friday

create medium piano idea radio
video studio violin duo patio
rodeo pioneer trio stadium audio

Challenge Words: audience, radiate, cereal, Creole, recreation

Fourth Grade Spelling

reaction prerecorded incorrectly incredibly disobedient
disagreeable refreshment unbreakable declaration retirement
misdialed undefined unhappily watchfully gleefully
sportsmanship repayment questionable displacement midshipman

Challenge Words:  multicultural, universally, understatement, outlandish, inflammable

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

Have a GREAT week!

Miss Miller

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Grades 5 & 6

Religion/Memory Work:  Due to the way our curriculum is arranged, we are just now getting to the study of the birth of Jesus!  We will look at that for a day or two, and then look and the story of the Boy Jesus in the temple.  Following that, we will begin looking at the early ministry of our Lord. 

Memory work for the week:  "Put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of live and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and . . . put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4:22-24.


Fifth graders will review our study of multiplying fractions and then take a test over our learning. At the end of the week, we will begin to look at the process of dividing fractions.  We will begin by modeling the process, and then learning some other ways to divide fractions.

Sixth graders will begin a study of relationships between variables.  We will examine independent and dependent variables, equations and tables, and graphing relationships between variables.  I am please with the way this group has grasped the algebraic concepts that we have been working with!

Social Studies:

We will begin the week by comparing maps at different scales.  We will see how different scales are useful for different situations and purposes.  We will then look at the golden age of Athens and the exploits of Alexander the Great.

Shurley English:

We have been working with the various ways to combine simple sentences into compound sentences.  We have also been learning to identify simple sentences, simple sentences with compound subjects and verbs, fragments, and compound sentences.  We will continue these studies and do some writing as well.


Fifth graders  will read The Three-Century Woman.  Great-grandmother Breckenridge has lived in three centuries, and now the local media wants to meet this unique lady.  Great-grandmother proves to be as sharp as a tack when she takes on nosy and rude local television and newspaper reporters.  Our literacy skills for the week will include character/plot and author's purpose.

Sixth graders will read, The View From Saturday.  Mix together a young boy, a visit to grandparents, and a bunch of off-beat oldsters.  Then add a wedding where everybody pitches in.  It's a recipe for laughs—and for bringing everyone closer together.  Our skill for the week will be the elements of plot and cause/effect.

Fifth Grade Spelling

elementary vehicle miniature probability definition
substitute variety literature elevator Pennsylvania
ravioli cafeteria mosaic tuxedo meteorite
fascination cylinder intermediate centennial curiosity

Challenge Words: documentary, stegosaurus, pediatrician, mediocre, simultaneous

Sixth Grade Spelling

activate negative friendship representative objective
attractive creative membership partnership compassionate
fortunate considerate secretive scholarship restrictive
affectionate cooperative orginate township relationship

Challenge Words:  alienate, affirmative, dictatorship, championship, rehabilitate

Have a great week.
Mr. Schotte

Mrs. Waldorf's Corner

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Thanks to all those who helped make the book fair a success!

Scholastic Book Fair February 10th-18th 
   The schedule is as follows:
* Sunday, Feb. 10- After Church
* Monday, Feb. 11- After School & at 11:00
* Tuesday, Feb. 12- 11:00, closed after school
* Wednesday, Feb. 13- After School and at 11:00
* Thursday, Feb. 14- 11:00, closed after school
* Friday, Feb. 15- 9:15-11:00 during Grandparent’s Day
* Sunday, Feb. 17- After Church
* Monday, Feb. 18- After School 


All students are working towards a goal of knowing all of their math facts.  So far I have 3 students that have met that goal!  Elijah S., Braxtin S., and Zane S.!  Great job!  In addition to that daily activity, first and second graders will be doing activities with following and writing instructions. Third and Fourth graders will be working on writing their own math word problems. Fifth and Sixth graders will continue the unit on spreadsheets.


I decided to a shape project with Kindergarten last week so we will be making trees for all seasons this week.  First and second graders will do a springtime art project.  Third through Sixth grades will be doing a unit on stitchery.

Mrs. Waldorf

Accelerated Reading

There are several students that are getting close to already reaching their goals! Great job! There are also only 5 students that haven’t earned any points for this quarter! Students should be at 50% by February 6th, that marks the middle of the quarter. Avery, Eli A., Corbin, Jacob, and Adrianna have already met or exceeded that mark! Remember, scores only count if the accuracy is above 85%!

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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