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March 12, 2018

 "God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1

From the Principal.....

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held this week.  After school times are available as well as on Friday during the day.  Teachers have sent home sign-up sheets to request times to meet.  If you have not returned your requested times, please do so in order that we may finalize our schedules.  We look forward to meeting with you!

We have a PTL meeting scheduled for tonight at 6:00 pm.  Please come to help us work out the final plans and details for the end-of-year activities.

There will be no classes held on Friday of this week, so that we can get the final parent-teacher conferences taken care of.  Spring break is next week, March 19-23.  We will begin Terra Nova standardized assessments when we return to school.

Enjoy your break!

In Christ,

Mr. Schotte

Box Tops!!

Boys vs. Girls is this semesters contest. Collection containers are in the school hallway.

Help Wanted

Church secretary and school secretary of Trinity Lutheran Church  and School.  Hours average 32-35 per week; more during the school year and less in the summer. Computer skills and ability to meet the public are needed skill sets. 
Hourly wage plus full benefits. Job descriptions are available in the office.
Please submit your job history resume to the church office or to any Executive Board member. Applications will be accepted until March 9, 2018. Training for the positions will begin April 16.

Attention Readers!!!

Students can vote on their favorite William Allen White list books soon. Be a part of the students of Kansas to pick the book that will be named the William Allen White Award book AND attend the award ceremony in Emporia. 
Mrs. Popplewell and Mrs. Waldorf will be sharing more information soon.


Read-A-Thon Deadline

The deadline for the Read-a-thon is March 27. Finish your reading and sponsor sheets as soon as possible.

Accelerated Reader Challenge with Other Lutheran Schools

We are in the third week of the AR contest. Last week's standings in the National AR Contest are:

1st Grade-fell to 25th place with 48 points
2nd Grade-fell to 27st place with 90 points
3rd Grade-fell to 48th place with 37 points
4th Grade-fell to 35th place with 125 points
5th Grade dropped one place to 17th place with 163 points
6th Grade-moved up to 21st place with 62 points

The final standings in the contest will be posted after spring break.

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Library News

Listed below are books that are overdue. 


Chaz—The Cat in the Hat




Kayden—Voice of Freedom


Hans—My Tooth is About to Fall out!

Jacob—High Time for Heroes

Kaden—Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever

Preston—Bailey’s Story

Price-The Winter People


Timothy—The Diary of Pringle Rose

Tori—Caleb’s Story

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

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Preschool Chatter

Last Week:This past week we have spent the week learning about animals.  We did a watercolor painting of Elmer.  We learned about where different animals live by putting them on our world map.  Also, we read about a hedgehog who was caught in a rainstorm and did a hedgehog craft in our centers time. Lastly, we read  Put Me in the Zoo and did an art based on the main character in the book, and we also completed our oil pastel crosses which will be displayed on the bulletin board.

This Week:  For this upcoming week we are going to have the theme of spring and St Patrick’s day. We will make clovers using large marshmallows.  Also, we will learn about rainbows and the colors that are in a rainbow and do a rainbow craft. We will also make clovers with salt, glue, and watercolors. We will also do centers involving a sensory play with moon sand, making clovers with beads, and build towers with blocks.

This week we will begin to learn the last six letters we need to know this semester. The first letter this week is Jj. The book will read to go with the letter is Jaguar's Jungleberry Jamboree

In Jesus time we will continue to look at the woman anointing Jesus.  The memory work for four's is Come and follow me, Jesus said.   Matthew 4:19

Upcoming Events:

March 12-15 Parent Teacher Conferences

March 16-No School Parent Teacher Conferences

March 19-23-Spring Break No School

March 28-Easter Party 4's Room Parents: Jessica B., Valerie E.

March 29-Easter Party 3's Room Parents: Stephanie B., Lacie W., Darcy P., Bryanna R.

March 30-Good Friday No School

April 2 -Easter Monday No School

Have a great week!


Miss Kelly Rowe

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Kindergarten Kids


Wednesdays are library days. Please help your child remember to return their library books so they are able to check out more. This is especially important now that they are required to take Accelerated Reader quizzes.  

After Spring Break, students will begin earning points for the 4th Quarter party at the end of the school year. They will begin at 0, and earn points with each test passed.

Tuesdays and Thursdays - Students will need to wear shoes appropriate for PE. As we begin to prepare for the school musical, there will be weeks we may need to swap PE and Choir. So, students may need to either wear PE shoes every day, or bring shoes to change into should they need them.

Upcoming events:

March 12-15 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - notes will be coming home

March 16th - No School

March 19-23 - Spring Break

March 29th-3rd Quarter Swim Party

March 30 & April 2-No School-Easter Break

April 5th-Science Fair 6:00-7:00 pm


This week’s book is Messenger, Messenger. We will be learning about predicting, comparing/contrasting, and drawing conclusions. Our phonics lessons will be about letter “Uu” as we look at words beginning with the sound and the sound in the medial position. Our new sight words this week are “what, said, was.” The grammar lessons will be writing dates using commas to separate day of the week, month, date and year.


Our chapter on data, graphing and classifying will end this week. After spring break we begin 1st grade readiness skills which will involve a review of addition, subtraction, and sequencing of numbers. We will have lessons on telling time to the hour, writing numbers to 100, recognizing numbers to 100 out of sequence, and skip counting.


We have completed our Science curriculum and will begin reviewing and applying our science knowledge with hand-on activities and projects. The kindergarteners will have a class project on display at the Science Fair.

Social Studies

Our Social Studies lessons have also concluded as far as structured lessons. Much like Science, we will be applying knowledge to areas of discussion and projects to the end of the school year.

Kindergarten Religion

Using just five loaves of bread and two fish from a boy, Jesus miraculously fed the entire crowd. Jesus also cares for all of our needs, including eternal life. 

Kindergarten Memory Work:

He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7


Jody Popplewell    

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Grades 1 & 2

Parent/Teacher Conferences are this week. If you are unable to meet during the scheduled time, please let me know as soon as possible. 1st and 2nd Grade will be leading chapel on March 28th.

1st and 2nd Grade Memory Work: Fear not, little flock, for it is the Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32

1st and 2nd Grade Religion

Jesus teaches us about God’s love and care. God provides for our basic needs and makes us rich because of our treasure in heaven.  


First grade have been working with measurements and telling time. We will have a test on Thursday. Please keep practicing math facts at home.

Second grade have been working with length in the metric system to measure length. Keep practicing math facts. We will also start a unit on collecting data and graphs.


A natural resource is something that is found in nature and can be used by people. Earth's natural resources include light, air, water, plants, animals, soil, stone, minerals, and fossil fuels. We will be looking at different types of soil with different properties.


First grade will be reading Henry and Mudge and Mrs. Hopper’s House by Cynthia Rylant. There will be two phonics skills focusing on suffixes (ly, ful) and vowels in moon. Please look over the decodable readers that go home and review them with your child on Monday and Tuesday. We will have a test on Thursday over the  high-frequency words and comprehension questions from the story. Students should read their story at home on Tuesday and Wednesday night .

Second grade will be reading  Horace and Morris, but Mostly Dolores by James Howe. During this week, we will focus on the author’s purpose and phonics skills (ph, gh /f/). Please review these concepts this week.  A test will be given on Friday over the vocabulary words and comprehension questions. Students should read their story at home on Wednesday and Thursday night.

In English, we have been and will continue to work with the classification of sentences and looking at the differences between singular and plural.

First Grade Spelling Words-Tests are Thursday

slowly careful quickly useful painful
playful sadly gladly nicely wonderful

Challenge Words:  because, across

Second Grade Spelling Words

phone enough stuff laugh puff
giraffe graph though photo rough 
cough cliff

Challenge Words: dolphin, physical, autograph

Have a blessed week!

Mr. Mann

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Grades 3 & 4

Upcoming Events:

First Draft of science fair logbook due March 12th

Parent teacher conferences-March 12th-16th

Spring Break- March 19th-23rd

Science Fair project due-April 3rd

***All tests will be on Thursday this week***


This week third graders will be reading The Story of the Statue of Liberty. The skills we will be focusing on are prefixes and main idea/details. I encourage you to have your child read the story to you and work with your child on retelling what they have read. This will help prepare them for their vocabulary and comprehension test on Thursday.

This week in English students will be learning about  capital letters.

This week fourth graders will be reading My Brother Martin. The skills we will be working on are cause/effect and suffixes. I encourage you to have your child read the story to you and work with them on retelling what they have read. This will help prepare them for their vocabulary and comprehension test on Thursday.

In English this week, students will be working with conjunctions.


Third Graders:  Students will finish up the chapter of time and measurement this week. We will test over these skills before we leave for spring break. We will be taking a timed test Monday-Friday over x 11 tables. Please practice these at home. By Thursday, these should be able to answer all 60 questions correctly in 3 minutes.

Fourth Graders: Students will be finishing up the chapter leaning about angles. They will test over this chapter before leaving for spring break. We will have a timed test Monday-Friday over x 11. Please practice these at home. By Thursday, they should be able to answer all 60 questions in 2 minutes.

Social Studies

In social studies this week we will be learning about inventions that have been made over time.  


The first draft of science fair log book was due today. This does not have to be a complete logbook, but what your child has completed. The more that is completed, the more feed back I can give before the final project is due.

Grades 3 and 4 Religion/Memory Work:          

We have begun a new unit of study on worship and why we do things the way we do in our services.  In the end, it is based on honoring our Lord in a way that reflects the style of worship practiced by God's people from ancient times until today.  Memory work“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the great and first commandment.  And a second is like it:  You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  Matthew 22:37-39

Third Grade Spelling-Test is every Friday

few school true goose fruit
cookie cushion noodle bookmark balloon
suit chew glue Tuesday bushel

Challenge Words: bamboo, mildew, soothe, barefoot, renewal

Fourth Grade Spelling

stomach memory Canada element mystery
science remember forget suppose iron
gravel difficult fortune giant architect
normal notify privilege cement


Challenge Words: syllable, magnificent, asparagus, cinnamon

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me. Have a GREAT week!

God’s Blessings

Miss Miller

Grades 5 & 6


We are beginning a new unit of study on the Means of Grace (God's word and the sacraments – Holy Baptism and the Lord's Supper)  I realize that we have several different Christian denominations represented in our class room, and that each of these denominations may understand the sacraments a little differently.  I will present a basic Lutheran understanding of the sacraments to the class.  I will encourage students to discuss any questions they may have with their parents.  In turn, if parents have any questions, they are free to contact me.  

Memory work for the week: 

“He saved the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.  The saying is trustworthy.”  Titus 3:5-8.


Fifth grade have been working with customary units of length, capacity, and weight.  This week we will work with metric units of length, capacity, and mass.  We will also solve problems involving elapsed time.

Sixth graders will wrap up their study of area.  Tomorrow we will begin to work with surface area of three-dimensional objects such as prisms and pyramids.


Fifth graders will read, Ghost Towns of the American West.  In the mid-1800s, large numbers of Americans headed west in search of land and riches.  The result was many small towns being built seemingly overnight.  These same towns were deserted when the promised wealth didn't materialize.  To this day, you can see ghost-like remnants of these small, temporary towns.  Our skills for the week will include generalizing and using various graphic sources.

Sixth graders will read, The House of Wisdom.  In ancient Baghdad, a great center of learning, Ishaq's father passes on his love of books.  But Ishaq does not have the fire for learning and knowledge until he travels the world to collect books for Baghdad's House of Wisdom.  Then he is inspired to connect with thinkers of the past—and the future.  Skills for the week will be sequence and setting.

Shurley English:  We  have begun working with sentences involving indirect as well as direct objects.  We are also working with subject-verb agreement and pronoun-antecedent agreement.

Social Studies  

We have been learning the states and capitals and took a test last week in which the students were asked to match the correct capital with each state.  We are now beginning a research project in which students are to present information about a state of their choosing.  This project will be done mostly at school and will include a written paper, an informational poster, and a power point presentation on the state of their choosing.  In our regular class sessions, we will be looking at the expansion of the United States following the Civil War and the role that immigrants from other countries played in this expansion.

Fifth Grade Spelling

famous invention election furious imagination
education nervous explanation various decision
relaxation conversation tension humorous exhibition
attraction invasion creation occupation destination

Challenge Words: cancellation, summarization, glamorous, mysterious, administration

Sixth Grade Spelling

bisect triangle universal semicircle biceps
bilingual tricycle university semifinal uniform
bifocals reunion unision semicolon unicorn
semiprivate triplicate semisweet semiannual biplane

Challenge Words: semiprecious, bicentennial, trigonometry, semiprofessional, unification

Have a great week!

Mr. Schotte


Mrs. Waldorf's Corner

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IMPORTANT!!! Due to damages to, and lack of headphones, I am requesting students to bring their own headphones for computer lab.  They are needed for state assessments as well as other activities in computer lab. Siblings may share headphones if they are not in the same computer class.  These do not need to be new, and I prefer the type that fit over the head since those tend to stay on ears better.  These can be brought anytime, but are needed before spring break.


5th and 6th graders continue working on their state packet. Third and fourth grades will be working on some coding work, if their math facts goal is reached.  First, second, and third will continue doing various games to improve math facts and problem solving skills.  They are also working on telling time.  Fourth graders are going to do some coding.

Third and fourth grades will be working on some coding work, if their math facts goal is reached.  First and second will continue doing various games to improve math facts and problem solving skills. 


5th and 6th will spend the next few weeks working on their poster for their state research project.   1st and 2nd are working on rainbow fireworks pictures and reviewing primary and secondary colors.  3rd and 4th are doing a printmaking activity.  Kindergarten is also working on a rainbow activity.

Accelerated Reading

We are in the third week of the AR contest. Last week's standings in the National AR Contest are:

1st Grade-fell to 25th place with 48 points
2nd Grade-fell to 27st place with 90 points
3rd Grade-fell to 48th place with 37 points
4th Grade-fell to 35th place with 125 points
5th Grade dropped one place to 17th place with 163 points
6th Grade-moved up to 21st place with 62 points

The final standings in the contest will be posted after spring break.

2018 AR Contest Participating Lutheran Schools List

Mrs. Waldorf

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