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December 17, 2018

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

From the Principal.....

Christmas greetings from Trinity Lutheran School!  May the joy of this season and the celebration of the birth of our Lord warm your hearts and spirits into the New Year! 

We have many activities going on this week. From baking and delivering Christmas cookies to preparing and presenting teh Christmas worship service, to our class Christmas parties, we are certainly in the holiday spirit. Our activities this week will make this a less than normal kind of week for most of us. But, we will try to keep some sense of routine in our days. 

Christmas program:  Our Chilren's Christmas program will be this Wednesday at 6:30pm. Children will line up in the hallway at 6:15. If you arrive before that time, please keep  your children with you until 6:15 and then bring them to the lower hallway. We will then supervise them until the service begins. After the service, the children will be in the basement waiting for parents/guardians to pick them up there.

REMEMBER: There will be no school provided lunch on Wednesday of this week! Students and teachers will need to bring their own lunches on that day!

Blessed Christmas to each of you!

Blessed Christmas to each of you!

In Christ,

Mr. Schotte

Nuts Sales

Nuts are available for purchase in the church overflow. They make great gifts!


Brown Bag Lunch

Don't forget Wednesday 19th, No Lunch will be provided!

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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

Wow! I can't believe that this first semester is almost over. It's been so wonderful to see your children grow and learn this semester.

This Week:  Theme-Christmas

This week we will continue to celebrate Christmas in our classroom. First we will continue to learn more about the birth of Jesus. Then we will continue to do some holiday art. We are going to make Santa's beard. Also we play with snow with our winter blocks. Also we will continue to practice our song for the Christmas program.

In the four's class we will wrap up our assessments.

Christmas Party:

Below is the list of parents who are signed to help with the Christmas Party for the three’s class: Parents signed up Tyler C. plates and napkins, Kara G.drinks and cups, Tiffany S. healthy snack, and Tiffany S. sweet treat.  I need one more parent for crafts and games.

In the four’s class, Carrie H. plates, and napkins and sweet treat.   Amber S. drinks and cups.  I still need a few parents for the healthy snack, and the crafts and games.

Important Dates:

December 19: 4’s Christmas Party 9:30-11am

December 19: Christmas Program- 6:30pm

December 20: 3’s Christmas Party 9:30-11am



January 7: Class Resumes-PK4

January 8: Class Resumes-PK3

January 14: Teacher In-Service-NO SCHOOL

Blessings this holiday season!

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. NO BOOK CHECK OUT THIS WEEK DUE TO THE HOLIDAYS

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

Upcoming events:

Mon, Dec. 17th-Indoor Gym Day at WRC

Tues., Dec. 18th-2nd Quarter AR Party in church basement

Wed, Dec. 19th - Class Christmas Party, 2:30
                     Valerie E.-Plate & Napkins
                     Tiffany S. -Drinks
                     Veva R.-Healthy Snack
                     Chrystal R.-Sweet Treat
                     Craft & Game????

Wed, Dec. 19th - All school Christmas Program 6:30pm

Thurs, Dec. 20th - ½ day of school, Christmas Break begins-dismiss at 11:00am


This week we will wrap up our last few lessons before Christmas break.  Letters Kk and Dd, words "see" and "look" and learning how to add an "s" to verbs will be part of our lessons.


All our math activities will be Christmas themed as we practice counting and writing our larger numbers.


No new lessons this week.

Social Studies

We will be complete our lessons on wants versus needs.

Merry Christmas,

Jody Popplewell    

Kindergarten Religion

Our memory work for the next two weeks are the lines from teh Christmas program:

Kindergarten Memory Work:

"Glory to God in the highest, and earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!"   

"The word became flesh and dwelt among us." (John 1:14)

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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 on it. 

December 19-First and Second graders will be leading chapel on Wednesday. Chapel time is 8:15am.

December 20-Class Christmas Party. Avery’s mom, Sarah is the lead parent.

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year. I want to thank all of the parents for their support and involvement the first half of the year and looking forward to the rest of the year.

1st and 2nd Grade Memory Work: Our memory work for the next two weeks are the lines from the Christmas program. We have two lines. Please practice these lines at home.
"There were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night"
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace among those with whom he is pleased!"

1st and 2nd Grade Religion

God shows His love by gently encouraging us with His strong true Word. We will start the week looking at the prophets Elijah and Elisha and finish the week looking at King Josiah.


First grade will be working with counting up to 120 and looking at different ways to make these numbers. It is essential that we practice our math facts. We have been working with timed math drills.

Second grade has finished a unit on two-digit subtraction. We reviewed today and will have a test tomorrow. We will then start a unit on three-digit addition and subtraction.

First Grade Spelling Words-

Challenge Words:

Second Grade Spelling Words

Challenge Words:

Have a blessed Christmas!

Mr. Mann

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Grades 3 & 4

Upcoming Events:

December 19th- Class Christmas Party at 2:30

December 19th- Christmas Program

December 20th- ½ day of school-Christmas Breaks Begins

January 7th- Classes Resume


We have a short but very busy week before Christmas Break. Some of the activities we have planned for the week are baking and delivering cookies to our neighbors around the school, going to the gym for some recreation activities, practicing for the Christmas program and having an AR party for those who met their goal.

We will be doing various activities and crafts in the classroom as well. Our Christmas class party will be Wednesday, December 19th at 2:30pm. A letter went home to those who signed up to help.  Second quarter grade cards will come home this Thursday.

If you do not receive one, please let me know. Please encourage your student to use some of their break time to get a head start on next quarters AR goal. I would love to see the entire class attend the next party by meeting their goal!

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Miss Miller

Third Grade Spelling-Test is every Friday

Challenge Words:

Fourth Grade Spelling

Challenge Words: 


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Grades 5 & 6

We will have our final math tests for the semester this week. We will then briefly introduce the next  units of study. We will not have a normal reading story this week, but we will do several reading activities  with Scholastic News and other sources.

We will most likely have a final writing project in English having to do with the Christmas season.

May our Savior bless your Christmas celebrations!

Mr. Schotte



Mrs. Waldorf's Corner

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Technology & Art


We will be finishing up some word processing assignments in 1st and 2nd grades. 3rd and 4th will be practicing math facts, keyboarding and some word processing skills. 5th and 6th will continue with coding. We will also be taking Star Reading tests to see the improvement over this last quarter.


We are working on Christmas art projects.

Mrs. Waldorf

Accelerated Reading

This is the last week to read for AR! Test must be taken by 2:30pm Friday.

The following students have already met his/her goal: Hans, Avery, Noah, Corbin, Elijah B. Caysen, Baydan, Kaden, Adrianna, Zane and Jacob.

Students must have met their goal AND HAVE 80% ACCURACY ON THOSE TESTS!  This means students need to READ CAREFULLY!  If a student has met his/her goal, and the accuracy isn’t above 80%, they should continue to read and take tests until the 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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