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January 20, 2020

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Trinity News

National Lutheran Schools Week

National Lutheran Schools week is January 26-February 1, 2020


Kansas Day -January 29th



Trinity will be using Remind to help communicate school information this year. Remind is a communication platform that helps educators reach students and parents in a timely manner. Messages are sent in real time to an entire class, a small group or just a single person.

Trinity Science Fair

March 2nd!

Save the Date-Grandparents Day!

Grandparent's Day
February 14th


Trinity Family Fun Night

Trinity PTL presents:

Tuesday, January 28th
Join us for pizza, drinks, and
BINGO for books!
Please bring one book (new or used) per participant. 

Adults are encouraged to play
along with the kids

Food provided by PTL
Please RSVP Carrie Helmer 

***Let me know of any food allergies***

Overdue Library Books

Please return Library Books Wednesday so you may check out more!
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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Dillons Plus Card Savings

Trinity is registered with the Dillon's Plus Card savings community rewards. Go online to Dillons and select Trinity Lutheran School as your preference.  Every time a member shops for groceries and swipes their card, our school automatically earns a rebate!

Ink Cartridges-Recycling

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 & Kindergarten

Greetings Pre K and Kindergarten Parents!

The coming weeks we will have many Specials Dates to remember:

Friday, January 24th: Pre K and Kindergarten will have Pajama Day!

Monday, February 3rd: Pre K and Kindergarten will Celebrate the 100th Day of School- they can bring a 100th Day Project to present to the class.

Friday, February 14th: Grandparents Day/ Half Day of School

Saturday, February 15th: Banquet Dinner at Baden Square and School Auction for Parent Teacher League.


  • Please remember children who take a bath each night are more comforted and well rested and alert for learning.
  • Haircuts make a HUGE impact on the way children feel towards themselves, act and respond to others.
  • Please be sure your children bring coats for recess and please help them practice zipping and putting on their coats, gloves, tying shoes, etc.
  • Please read 20 minutes a night with your student and fill out reading log ( due first of every month).
  • Please return library books each Wednesday so students can get new ones each week.
  • Please do flashcards 10 minutes daily.

Parents are Always welcome to join the students at lunch, chapel, or book buddies.

Our Specials Schedule is as follows:

Choir- Monday & Wednesday 10a.m.
P.E.- Tuesday & Thursday 10a.m.
Library- Wednesday 8:30am.
Art- Friday 12:30-1:15

Parents have asked about homework: if you are able to work a few minutes a night on number and letter recognition that would be Great! Besides that I just ask you read 20 minutes a night with your child. Reading Logs are due the 1st of each month. 

For students that love technology a great learning website is  Click here to go to the site.

It is great for building Pre K & Kindergarten skills and beyond. 


Our Bible story is: "Jesus Calms the Storm" Mark: 4: 35-41

Memory work for this week is:  "The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid" Hebrews 13:6.

This week:

This week in reading our story will be Hide Clyde .

We will continue unit 3. 
Our question is: How do people , plants, and animals grow and change?" ?

Our question of the week will be "Watch Me Change"

Our level reader will be "Chameleons". 

The decodable reader going home will be "Tip the Top
".  We will continue to work on phonics Rr/r/ and  Oo/o/ sounds.  We will build on our reading skills with beginning, middle and ending sounds while working on blending CVC words, as well as, our high frequency words. We will also continue to work on rhyming words and drawing conclusions using context clues.

In Math, we identify, name, draw two and three-dimensional shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, sphere, cubes, cylinders, cones and hexagon. We will continue addition and subtraction; as well as writing our numbers 1-100 and work on above, below, beside, next to, in front of, and behind. We will introduce measurement-comparing length, width, height and weights.

PreK will will focus on letter  Rr/r/, recognizing shapes, colors and numbers 1-20+ and rhyming words. We will continue to practice singing our ABC's, letter names and sounds and finding our love for reading. Parents please help your child at home work on knowing their name, parents names, address and phone number.

Both classes will use calendar time to build skills: recognizing days of the week, months of the year, counting and daily message.

Science: Weather and Seasons. We will also pick animals for our Science Fair Projects

In Social Studies we will learn about Our Earth, World Maps, Globes .

Thank You for ALL You do for your children! :)

Blessings in Christ,

Katrina Tarver

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Grades 1 & 2

Hello Everyone,
Hope you are all feeling well.

First Graders

1st  Grade Reading-

The story they will read is the "I'm a Caterpillar".  This is an narrative non-fiction book. The phonic we will be studying are the r controlled "er" "ir" "ur" and contractions 's, 've, 're. We will talk about what "drawing conclusions" means. We will study the process of how the caterpillar turns into a butterfly. 

1st Grade English- They will write practice sentences and classify more sentences by subject nouns, verbs, adjective, preposition, adverb, object of the preposition.  We will learn new vocabulary words, new synonyms and antonyms, along with new singular and plural nouns.

1st Grade Math- The children will be counting tens and ones.  They are modeling tens by sticks (made of 10 ones). the ones are modeled by single blocks. They are becoming familiar with being able to count on a number chart. This helps them to be able to see the progression and sequence of ones and tens while learning how to write the numbers.

First Grade Spelling Words

her first bird girl bu;rn
were shirt fur hurt sir
visit done

Challenge Words:  

Science  -  The Science Fair Begins

Your child has chosen an animal to research for the Science Fair.  Here is the list that I have now.  If your child changes their mind that is fine.  Please let me know of a change.

Daniel- Black Jaguar  Tyler- Horse   Lydia- Polar Bear   Riley- Penguins  Roman- Jaguar    Adlee- Koala Bear  Noah- Blue Ringed Octopus  Hans- Akita Dog  Malena- Bottle Nosed Dolphin  Lilly- Panda  Payton- Tortoise  Avery- Flamingo

Guidelines will be sent home soon.  This project is to be done at home.  The family is welcomed to help them.  The school will provide each student with a tri-fold to mount their gathered information on.  The project is due March 2, 2020.  So they may begin their research.  They will be judged for placement ribbons.

Second Graders

2nd Grade Reading-  Their story will be,"The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin".  We will talk about the differences between facts and opinion and ask questions about our story.  

2nd Grade English- They are writing practice sentences and improved sentences.  They will classify sentences by finding or choosing subject nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions, adverbs, and object of the preposition.  They will be learning new synonyms and antonyms as well as capitalization rules.

2nd Grade Math- They will be subtracting 3 digit numbersDrawing ten's and ones to model the specified number.  They are learning that they must regroup ones and tens at times. 

Spelling tests are Friday.

Second Grade Spelling Words

put cook stood full wood
July shook push pull brook
hook hood pudding cushion footprint

Challenge Words: 

Have a wonderful week! Thank you for your communication!

Peace, Joy & Hope,

Sherry Pugmire

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Grades 3 & 4

Upcoming events-

January 20nd- Science Fair information sent home

January 26nd- Feb 1- National Lutherans School Week

February 3rd- Silent auction basket items due

February 14th- Grandparent's Day (dismiss at 11)

February 15th- Dinner/Silent Auction fundraiser PTL

•         If your child does not have a grandparent or someone special to attend grandparent's day, please let me know. We have special grandparents that would love to volunteer!

•         Our class has chosen to collect Disney themed items for the silent auction basket that will be bid on at the fundraiser dinner. Some ideas the class came up with are toys, coloring books, books, games, candy, art supplies, movies. If you can donate an item(s) please send them to school with your child or drop off in the office. Items must be new. This is due by February 3rd so we can put baskets together. We appreciate your help!!


3rd Grade Reading

This week third graders will be reading Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest.

The skills we will be working on are compare and contrast/ compound words. 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. I encourage students to read to, or read with an adult the nights they bring home their reading stories.


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

3rd Grade Math

Third graders reviewed for the chapter 7 test. Tomorrow they will test over chapter 7 and then begin the chapter of fractions.


Our lessons for the week will focus on helping verbs.  We will continue to classify sentences and work on paragraph writing.


This week for science we will focus on learning about information for the science fair. We will begin talking about the scientific method and look at examples of projects done in the past. If you have any questions or need ideas, please feel free to contact me.


4th Grade Reading

This week fourth graders will be reading Encantado: Pink Dolphin of the Amazon.

The skills they will be working on are compare and contrast and multiple meaining words. 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. I encourage students to read to, or with an adult the nights they bring home their reading stories.

Fourth Grade Spelling-Test is every Friday

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

4th Grade Math
Fourth graders are beginning to learn how to add and subtract fractions.

Social Studies

We will continue to focus on the Southeast Region.

Grades 3 and 4 Religion:We continue to look at Jesus' work as prophet, priest, and king.  We will once again review what it means to be called God's children. 

Memory Work: “The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into His heavenly kingdom.  To Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen”  2 Timothy 4:18.


Have a GREAT week!

Miss Miller

Grades 5 & 6


We have been working with the names that Jesus has and what they really mean.  We will take a test this week over our current unit of study and then begin a study on our personal relationship with Jesus and how we come to Him in prayer.    

Memory Work for the Week: 

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8.


5th Grade Reading

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.  Skills for the week will include making generalizations and using graphic sources.

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


5th Grade Math

Fifth graders will continue their work with addition and subtraction using fractions and mixed numbers.  We will then learn to rename fractions (borrow) when subtracting and will do some problem solving using real-life scenarios before reviewing for a test later this week.

6th Grade Reading

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 at zoos and circuses are mistreated.  Chimpanzees living in the wild are also in danger because of hunting practices and forest destruction.  It is important to learn about chimpanzees in order to find solutions to these problems.  Our skills for the week will be determining the author's purpose for writing, and distinguishing between fact and opinion.

Sixth Grade Spelling

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

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

6th Grade Math

Sixth graders graders continue to work with algebraic expressions.  This week we will learn to simplify expressions by combining like terms.  We will also learn to generate equivalent expressions using the various properties of addition and multiplication.

Social Studies

We continue to look at the competition between several European countries to establish settlements in North America.  While the British had already founded 13 colonies, France and Spain were also looking to establish a foothold in what is now the United States.  We will also examine the struggles that these countries had with the Native American peoples who inhabited this land first.


Have a fantastic week!

Mr. Schotte

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Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS
910 Mound St., Winfield, KS.

Pastor Seth Meyer
Jane Limback, Interim Principal

Office Phone: 620-221-9460
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