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Welcome to the Chatterbox!

November 12, 2018

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

From the Principal.....

Thanks to the students for their great job of singing at the Kansas Veterans' Home last Friday in recognition of Veterans' Day.  Their efforts were greatly appreciated by the residents and staff!

Our Thanksgiving Dinner is scheduled for November 18 following the worship service.  Kerry H. is working on the organization for this event.  You will be receiving more information in the coming week about the needs that must be filled for this dinner.

Our mid-quarter reports will be sent home with students this week (11/15).

If you do not see your child's report, please contact his/her teacher.

In Christ,

Mr. Schotte

Church & School Thanksgiving Dinner

Save the Date!
November 18, 2018

Thanksgiving Dinner Hosted by Trinity PTL
Rejoice Choir will sing during the meal.

Don't forget...Please send your volunteer sheet back by November 14th regarding the church Thanksgiving meal on November 18th. Thank you!

Nuts Sales are In!

Nut sales are now in and additional nuts are available for purchase in the church overflow. They make great gifts!


Vision Testing

Testing for Kindergarten 2nd-6th grades will be November 15th at 8:30am in the foyer. (Parents please make sure your child has his/her glasses that day). Thank you so much!!!

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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!

Due Oct. 3

Daniel-Prince Fly Guy; Do Tarantulas Have Teeth?; Forest Lands

Due Oct. 17

Adlee- Flyguy vs. Flyswatter; From Wax to Crayon; Dr. Seuss ABC

Madison- Soar

Kate- Took

Victoria- What if You Had Animal Feet?

Malena-  Big Top Scooby-Doo; Nate the Great and the Stolen Base

Tipton- Nate the Great Stalks Stupidweed

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Preschool Chatter

Last week:

This past week we had a great week of learning about voting and veterans day.  We also added more leaves to our thankful tree.  We also did a  name recognition activity and thanksgiving craft.

This week: 

The theme for this week is Thanksgiving.


This week we will learn about Israel in the Desert and what happened after the people crossed the Red Sea. As we learn about this we will learn that God provides all we need. 

The fours class memory work is "Give us this day our daily bread."  Matthew 6:11

Reading: Our letter of the week is O.  The letter story for the week is Olive the Octopus’s Day of Juggling.  We will work on retelling the story.

Math:  In  3’s class we will work on number recognition.  The fours class will continue to work on adding and subtracting within 5.

Science/Social Studies:  We will learn more about Thanksgiving through various activities.

Social/Emotional:  We will continue to work on playing games with simple rules.

Important Dates:

November 13-PTL @ 5:15pm-Church Overflow

November 15- Picture Day for 3’s

November 15- PK 3’s Thanksgiving Celebration & Mid Quarter Reports Sent Home

November 16- PK 4’s Thanksgiving Celebration & Mid Quarter Reports Sent Home

November 18- Thanksgiving Dinner

November 21-23 No School Thanksgiving Break

Have a wonderful week! 


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:

Nov. 16th - Mid-Quarter grades go home

Nov. 18th - Choir will sing, Thanksgiving Dinner served after Sunday service. Please send the food items requested in the note with last week’s Chatterbox. We are also needing parental assistance on Friday for set up and Sunday for serving and clean up.

Nov. 21-23 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Holiday


Our math lessons will continue with addition of numbers 0-9 with sums to 10. This week we will learn number pairs for 8, 9, and 10. This chapter will end on Friday with a test over the material learned throughout the chapter.


This week we will discuss the parts of plants, and how plants grow and change.

Social Studies

The topics for this week will be: How do we spend money? How do we make choice in our spending? We will discuss wants versus needs within these two lessons.


As the week begins, we will continue reading A Bed for the Winter.

We review the letter “Ii” and our sight words “he” and “for.” The children will once again be bringing home a Decodable Reader to practice and return. This will allow them to earn the Accelerated Reader party at the end of this quarter. Thursday we begin the last book in Unit 2, Whose Garden Is It?  There will not be an additional letter or sight words for this section, just a continuation of letter “Ii” and the two sight words as above. Our literacy skills will be sequencing, classifying, and words for opposites.

Kindergarten Religion:

Last week we learned how God chose Moses to be the leader of His people. Moses led the people out of Egypt. At Mount Sinai, God gave Moses and the people the 10 Commandments, rules for the people to follow. The people didn’t obey God’s rules and built a false god, the golden calf. God loves us and knows what is best for us, just like he knew what was best for His people. Since we are not perfect, God sent His Son, Jesus to be perfect in our place. 

Kindergarten Memory Work:

"Love the Lord your God and serve him with all your heart."   Deuteronomy 11:13

Have a wonderful week!

Jody Popplewell    

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Grades 1 & 2

On Sunday, the students will be singing at the Thanksgiving Dinner.

Please  make sure you wear tennis  shoes on Monday and Wednesday. Also  is 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: 

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows those who take refuge in Him. Nahum 1:7

1st and 2nd Grade Religion

God shows His love for us by caring for His people and continuing His plan for salvation. We will be taking a look at the stories of Ruth and Hannah.


First grade will be working with addition and subtraction relationships.. It is essential that we practice our math facts. We have been working with timed math drills. Our goal is to keep improving our accuracy with speed. Great job as we are working with 100 addition facts in 5 minutes.

Second grade will be working with two-digit addition. This week we will be working with adding 3 or 4 addends. Keep practicing those math facts as we continue to do timed drills. After Thanksgiving, we will shift to subtraction facts. A Math test will be on Thursday.


All Students should be at 60% of their AR goal with 80% accuracy when they return from Thanksgiving break.

First Grade will be reading Claire Daniel’s Life in the Forest. This week our phonics skills is the long u (CVCe pattern) and inflected ending (-ed). Please look in your child’s folder this week for decodable readers. They will receive two each week. It is important to review these at home. We will take a test over the story on Friday. Each child will need to read the story at home on Wednesday and Thursday night and reread their story for the week. Other concepts that we will be finding the author’s purpose..

Our grammar lesson this week will focus on parts of a sentence. We have been working on learning different jingles (sentence, noun, verb, adverbs, adjectives, and article adjectives). They have been doing a great job with this. We are working on capitalization rules 5 and 6. Capitalize months of the year and cities and states.

Second Grade will be reading Kate McMullan’s  Pearl and Wagner Two Good Friends.  Phonics skills this week are going to be long e (e, ee, ea, y). Please look for the decodable reader in your child’s folder this week. We will also be looking for the author's purpose . We will take a test over the story on Friday. Each child will need to read the story at home on Wednesday and Thursday night.

Our grammar lessons have been focusing on writing a two-point expository paragraph. 

First Grade Spelling Words-

huge June rule tube use
cube cute flute rude mule

Challenge Words: water, under

Second Grade Spelling Words

read feel easy deep seat
party wheel leave windy sleep
teeth team

Challenge Words: wreath, season, eagle

Have a GREAT week!

Mr. Mann

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Grades 3 & 4

Upcoming events:

November 15th-Picture retakes

November 15th-mid quarter report sent home

November 18th- Thanksgiving Dinner

November 21-23- NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break


This week third graders will be reading The Gardener. The skills we will be working on are cause/effect and word structure. 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. Be sure to be reading for AR. All students should be at 50% of their goal by this Friday. 

This week fourth graders will be reading The Stranger. The skills we will be working on are cause/effect and multiple meaning 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.Be sure to be reading for AR. All students should be at 50% of their goal by this Friday. 

Shurley English

This week we will continue to classify sentences. We continue to review the jingles. We will specifically be focusing on subject-verb agreement this week.


Third graders will continue working with multiplication. They will review chapter 5 on Wednesday and test on Thursday. This week with be the x5 multiplication timed test

Fourth graders are working on division. We will finish up chapter 4 this week and test over it next Monday. This week with be the x5 multiplication timed test. 

Social Studies

This week in Social Studies we will we will continue learning about the Narragansett People.


We will continue learning about plants and animals.

Grades 3 and 4 Religion/Memory Work:            

We have begun a new unit of study of Israel's entry into the promised land.  We will see that in spite of the people's unfaithfulness, God remained true to His commitment to them. 

Memory Work: 

“For by grace you have been saved through faith.  And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”  Ephesians 2:8-9.

Blessings,  Mr. Schotte

Third Grade Spelling-Test is every Friday

let's he'd you'll can't I'd
you'd haven't hasn't she'd didn't
they'll when's we'd they'd wasn't

Challenge Words: should've, would've, could've, needn't, you've

Fourth Grade Spelling

watched watching danced dancing dancing
studied studying stopped stopping dried
drying happened happening noticed noticing
robbed robbing slipped slipping hurried

Challenge Words:  answered, answering, magnified, magnifying, interfered

 Have a GREAT week!

Miss Miller

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Grades 5 & 6


We have been learning about Israel's desire for a king, and how their first king fell away from trust in the Lord and consequently failed as a king.  We will see how God chose David to succeed him and how the Lord worked through this loyal but sinful servant to become the greatest earthly king that Israel had.  
Memory work will be: “I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you will have tribulation.  But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33.


Fifth graders are working with multiplication of decimals and whole numbers.  We will investigate multiplication using expanded form of decimals as well as multiplying with problems involving money.

Sixth graders will have a test over ratios, rates and unit rates Tuesday.  We will then begin a study of proportional relationships and percents.  We will relate decimals and percents, find the percent of a quantity, and find the whole from a percent.

Social Studies

We have been looking at the religions practiced by those who lived in south Asia centuries ago.  Following a test later in the week, we will begin looking at early civilizations in the Americas.

Shurley English

We continue to work with the writing process and proofreading.  We are examining the differences in writing from first- and third-person points of view.


Fifth graders will read a humorous selection entitled, Wings for the King.  The king wants to fly to distant lands and see the world.  His loyal subjects bring him wings and other flying inventions.  But only the gift of books satisfies the King's search for knowledge.  Our skills for the week will include determining the author's purpose and cause/effect.

Sixth graders will read Hatchet.  Lost in the woods after his plane crashes, Brian finds shelter in a cave.  During the night, a porcupine wanders in, scaring Brian and shooting him with its quills.  After Brian recovers, he decides he must find a way to make fire in order to survive.  After several hours of trying to make fire with a hatchet and birch bark, he succeeds.  Our skills for the week will include sequence and plot.

Fifth Grade Spelling

jewel kingdom gasoline factory garage
tropical pajamas estimate tomorrow humidity
Chicago bulletin carnival illustrate elegant
census terrific celebrate operate celery

Challenge Words:  rehearsal, salamander, prominent, significant, parakeet

Sixth Grade Spelling

crescent language vehicle exhibit examine
Michigan parachute unique conquer rhyme
penguin exertion exotic brochure symptom
antique exhausted heirloom rhinoceros bureau

Challenge Words: hygiene, chauffeur, ricochet, chandelier, chalet

Have a great week!

Mr. Schotte


Mrs. Waldorf's Corner

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Technology & Art


Third through Sixth graders will be doing coding exercises for the next few weeks. 

First and second will be learning about word processing and typing some of their work from Mr. Mann’s room, as well as doing some math facts and playing some new games with OSMO!


We are working on decorations for the Thanksgiving dinner.  I am also sending home an Artsonia coupon to use if you would like for articles made using your child’s artwork.  A percentage of the sales from these items goes to the school art program for extra art supplies.  I will be making sure there is holiday art available for Christmas cards or ornaments.

Mrs. Waldorf

Accelerated Reading

Students should be at around 50% by the end of this weekThe following students are above 40% of their goal, and have an accuracy of 80% or above:  Hans, Avery, Adlee, Andon, Caysen, Sera, Adrianna, Addison, Rawson, Elizabeth and Zane.  There are (2)4th graders, and (4 ) 5th graders that have yet to take a test.  In order to attend the next party, 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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