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October 8, 2018

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

From the Principal.....

Welcome back for another week! As difficult as it may be to believe, we are already at the end of the first quarter of our school year! The official end of the quarter is this Friday. We
will hold parent-teacher conferences next week. If you have not seen a conference sign-up sheet from your child, please contact the teacher for a time to meet. We will hold conference after
school on Wednesday and Thursday, and during the day on Friday, as there will be no school on that day.

There will be no school on Monday and Tuesday of next week (10/15-10/16) as the teachers will be attending the Kansas District Educator's Conference in Salina. We will resume
classes on Wednesday, 10/17. We will hold our Outdoor Education Day on Thursday 10/18 at Chaplin Nature Center. Information and a permission slip will come home with your child this week.

Congratulations to our participants in the City Spelling Bee! Seraphina G., Elizabeth R., Victoria R., and Kate S. competed today at the Winfiled High School Auditorium. Way to go, girls!

In Christ,

Mr. Schotte

Congratulations Spelling Bee Winners!

Our school spelling bee took place on Friday, September 21.
We had 4 top spellers from each classroom (gr. 1-6) participate. Winners were:

1st place (tie)—Seraphina G. and Elizabeth R,
3rd place—Victoria R,
4th place—Kate S.
Alternates were Clover M. and Brooklyn C.

The top 4 spellers will compete in the Winfield City Spelling Bee to be held at the WHS Auditorium on October 8 beginning at 9:00 AM.

Nut Sales

Trinity Lutheran PTL supports the school by annually selling nuts!

The nut sale is our main fund raising activity for the first semester.
All students receive a packet of information and a catalog of all the products available--as posted below.

You may print and fill out the below order form, along with your check made out to Trinity PTL, and send back to Trinity Lutheran School at 910 Mound, Winfield, KS 67156.

Tell your friends, neighbors and relatives!!! And thank you for your support.

Order Forms are Due by October 18th.

Nut Sales Form

Nut Sales Catalog


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Library News

Students can check out books from our library on Wednesday mornings. Please help your child remember to return his/her books so they may check out again.

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 spent the week learning about community helpers. We finger painted a fire to go with the fireman coming to visit us. We drew pictures and pretended to mail them.

In the Tuesday/Thursday class we practiced recognizing the numbers with a game.

With the Monday/Wednesday/Friday PK4 class we worked on practicing our colors and shapes and then getting assessed over them for our progress reports for conferences.

In both levels, we are still working on our assessments.

Important Dates:

October 9- PTL Meeting at 5pm

October 12- Picture Day for PK-4. PK-3 will get their pictures taken November 15th

October 12- New Book Orders Due

October 15- No School Church Workers Conf.

October 16- No School Church Workers Conf.

October 17-19  - Parent Teacher Conferences

October 19- No School

October 30-Halloween Party 3's at 9:30am

October 31-Halloween Party 4's at 9:30am

This week:  We will wrap up our assessments for progress reports.

Our theme for this week is pumpkins.   

Religion:  Our Bible story for this week is Jacob’s troubles. We learn that God is always with us.
Our memory verse is "God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

Reading:  We have wrapped up all the letters for this quarter. We will work on reviewing the sounds the letters we have learned make.

Math: In the 3’s class we will continue to work on number recognition.

In the fours, we will continue to work on positional words, and patterns.

Science/ Social Studies: In science, we will compare two different pumpkins, and see if pumpkins will sink or float.

In social studies: we will look at the seasons.

Social/Emotional:  In the three-year-old class we will work on a skill that follows predictable classroom routines and managing transitions positively.
In the four-year-old class, we will work on playing a game with simple rules.

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:

October 9 - PTL @ 5pm

October 12 - End of First Quarter-Last Day to take AR

October 12 - Individual Picture Day

October 15 & 16-NO SCHOOL-Teachers at Conference

October 17-Accelerated Reader Party for 1st Quarter @ Arts & Humanities

October 17 & 18-Parent/Teacher Conferences-notes coming home this week.

October 18-Outdoor Education Day-Chaplin Nature Center-Watch for Permission Slip Coming Home

October 19-NO SCHOOL


Chapter 3 will come to an end this week. Chapter 4 will follow which will introduce the number ten. In this chapter we will study all the ways to model the numbers 1 to 10 using a 10 frame and how to order the numbers 1-10 both in pictures and numerals. This chapter involves more algebra as the students learn to find a “missing” number.


Our discussion on animals continues this week as we look at their needs.

Social Studies
Communities is still the topic this week as we discuss how to find help within our community and comparing different kinds of communities.


This week we begin the 2nd unit in our reading series. Our first book is entitled, Life in an Ocean, and is our first non-fiction book.

We will be learning about the letter “Aa”, it’s sound, how to blend it with other letter to form words, as well how to write it correctly. Our grammar skill will be plural nouns.

The skills for this week are sequencing and comparing. We will begin to learn the parts of a non-fiction book such as headings, indexes, table of contents, and glossary.

Two new sight words will also be introduced -” have” and “ is.”

Kindergarten Religion

We recently talked about Abraham having a son, Isaac. Now Isaac, has two sons, Jacob and Esau. Esau was the oldest and Isaac wanted to give him a special blessing. Jacob lied and tricked his father into giving him the blessing instead. Even though Jacob sinned, God had a plan for things to work out for the best. God comes to us with forgiveness and grace, just like he did with Jacob, and assures us that everything will happen when God wants.

Kindergarten Memory Work:

Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens. Psalm

Have a wonderful week!

Jody Popplewell    

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Grades 1 & 2

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. 

Parent-Teacher Conference Slips have gone home. If this time doesn't work, please let me know as soon as possible.

Please look for a permission slip for the Outdoor Education Day, which is on Tuesday, October 18th.

Next week, we are out of school Monday and Tuesday as the teachers will be attending a conference.

1st and 2nd Grade Memory Work: 

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. Matthew 22:37

1st and 2nd Grade Religion

God shows His love for us by giving us rules to help maintain a healthy relationship with God and others. As we begin the week, we will see how God gave Moses the Ten Commandments.  Just like the Israelites, we don't put God above everything in our lives. We sin. There are consequences for our sin, but God still loves and forgives us. When we couldn't keep the Law, God sent His Son, Jesus. He took it upon Himself to take the punishment of our sins and lived that perfect life.


First grade will be working with addition strategies. We will be learning how to make 10 and using three addends. 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.

Second grade will be working with the relationship between addition and subtraction, addition with 3 addends, and using 1 as a base to help add and subtract. Please keep practicing math facts at home, as we have started doing timed math drills. We have 5 minutes to answer 100 math facts. Our goal is to increase our accuracy with speed.


End of the AR quarter is Friday.

First Grade will be reading Rosemary Wells’ A Big Fish for Max.
This week our phonics skills are digraphs (sh, th) and the vowel sound in ball. 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 main idea of a selection and predicting what might happen next.

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. The next step is identifying the complete subject and the complete predicate of the sentence. We are also going to begin creating our own sentences.

Second Grade will be reading Patricia Reilly Giff’s Ronald Morgan Goes to Bat.
Phonics skills this week are going to be contractions. Please look for the decodable reader in your child’s folder this week. We will also be looking for the sequence of events and the differences between realism and fantasy. 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 reviewing our jingles that we have already learned. We are reviewing the complete subject and the complete predicate of a sentence with greater focus now on the simple subject and simple predicate. We also have been working with creating our own sentences.

First Grade Spelling Words-

ship fish then shut with
rush shell shop trash thin

Challenge Words: want, good

Second Grade Spelling Words

I'll wasn't it's he's I'm
didn't who's she's we'll isn't
hasn't hadn't

Challenge Words: wouldn't, shouldn't, where's

Have a GREAT week!

Mr. Mann

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Grades 3 & 4

Oct. 12- Last day to take an AR test
Oct. 12- School Pictures
Oct. 15-16- No School
Oct. 17 & 18-Parent/Teacher Conferences
Oct. 18- Outdoor Education Day (Parents are Welcome!)
Oct. 19- No School
• A note was sent home with your child's conference time. If you did not receive this, please contact me and I will get that time to you!


This week third graders will be reading A Days Work. The skills we will be working on are context clues and character. Work with your child on retelling what they have read each night. This will help prepare them for their vocabulary and comprehension test on Friday.

This week fourth graders will be reading Coyote School News. The skills we will be working on are drawing conclusions and unfamiliar words. Work with your child on retelling what they have read each night. This will help prepare them for their vocabulary and comprehension test on Friday.
In grammar this week students will continue to identify parts of speech and classify sentences.
We will begin to learn about common and proper nouns.


Third graders will continue working with multiplication. They are really enjoying this chapter!
We will review for the chapter 2 test on Friday, and complete the test when we return from break. We began our timed test for x1 . Students will take a timed multiplication test every morning. Each week will will do a different number.

Fourth graders tested over chapter 2 today. We will move on to chapter 3, learning how to multiply 2 digit numbers.


Last week in science, students got the chance to practice the engineering process that we have been studying about. They were given a specific catapult to design, and then used the redesign process to come up with something better. They had a blast, and I was very impressed by their creativity!

Social Studies

This week in Social Studies we will be studying how transportation and communication have changed over time.

Grades 3 and 4 Religion/Memory Work:            

We continue to study the accounts and stories of Abraham, Isaac, and their descendants. We are finding out how God blesses His people in spite of their sins and shortcomings.

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.

Blessings,  Mr. Schotte

Third Grade Spelling-Test is every Friday

handle trouble simple people middle
table little gentle poodle pickle
noodle saddle juggle uncle riddle

Challenge Words: example, throttle, obstacle, miracle, muscle

Fourth Grade Spelling

videos teeth potatoes themselves lives
leaves cliffs roofs halves moose
radios sheep cuffs beliefs patios
banjos tornadoes tomatoes hoofs loaves

Challenge Words:  portfolio, embargoes, handkerchiefs, calves, lassoes

 Have a GREAT week!

Miss Miller

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Grades 5 & 6


We continue to learn about the people of Israel as they journeyed to the promised land. We hear about God's goodness to them in spite of their constant grumbling and complaining. We will also hear of God's fulfilling of His plan through the mouth of a donkey!

Memory work for the week: “Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him and he in God. . . . God is live, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in
1 John 4:15-16.


Fifth graders took a test today over division of whole numbers. They will begin a unit of study on addition and subtraction of decimals. We will work with decimals to
and also learn about decimal place values.

Sixth graders have begun a study dealing with rational numbers. We will learn about positive and negative numbers, comparing and ordering integers and rational numbers, and
absolute value.

Social Studies

After an assessment over our study of Ancient Egypt and Nubia, we will begin a study of ancient China. We will learn about the earliest dynasties and how the past determines the nature of the Chinese lifestyle today.

Shurley English

We are becoming familiar with subject-verb agreement and using possessive nouns and pronouns in our sentence classification. We are also using helping verbs and classifying them accordingly.


Fifth graders will read Passage to Freedom. The family of a Japanese diplomate living in Lithuania in 1940 is confronted by Jewish refugees asking form Japanese visas to escape the German Nazis. Without his country's permission, the diplomat issues thousands of the visas. Even today, years after his death, Japanese and Jewish families alike honor Mr. Sugihara for his bravery. Our skills for the week will include determining the author's
purpose for writing and events in sequence

Sixth graders will read Dinosaur Ghosts. In 1947, scientists uncover the bones of dozens of Coelophysis dinosaurs in New Mexico. However, the cause of the dinosaurs'; death is a mystery. The scientists rule out mudslides, volcanoes, asteroids, poisoned water, floods and drought. Then they find a theory that works: a drought followed by a flood. Our skills for the week will center on main idea/details and graphic sources.

Fifth Grade Spelling

chiefs buffaloes flamingos beliefs echoes
shelves quizzes sheriffs dominoes thieves
measles avocados chefs pianos staffs
ourselves pants scissors loaves volcanoes

Challenge Words:  bailiffs, wharves, mosquitoes, armadillos, desperadoes

Sixth Grade Spelling

suspend pendant conductor novel productive
numeral reserve numerous preserve pending
pendulum deduction numerator reservoir conservatory
appendix impending induct innovative

Challenge Words: aqueduct, abduction, perpendicular, enumerate

Have a great week!

Mr. Schotte


Mrs. Waldorf's Corner

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Technology & Art


We continue to learn about computers in first and second.
Third and fourth graders are doing some logic games, while learning about some of the states. That is in addition to math facts and keyboarding skills. Fifth and sixth grades continue with word processing activites.


We continue with fall art activities and are using the art terms we have learned, value, line and color.

Mrs. Waldorf

Accelerated Reading

FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR AR! The following students have already
made it to the party- Hans, Avery, Malena, Adlee, Noah, Tinley, Kyson, Corbin, Elijah B., Ashlynn, Caysen, Victoria, Jacob, Baydan, Lyndsey, Sera, Milo, Kaden, Acacia, Adrianna, Rawson, and Zane. The party this quarter will be a artsy/craftsy project at Winfield Arts and Humanities! It will be held at the WAHC building on October 17th. All tests must be completed by Friday, October 12th. A paper was sent home on open house night that explains how to get on the site to monitor student progress. ( If you didn’t get a paper or lost your copy, please let me know and I will print you a new one.) 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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