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February 23, 2020

 "Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you." James 4:8

Trinity News

Trinity Science Fair

March 5th!

Dental Screenings

Free dental screenings
February 21st


Spring Break

March 16-20



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. 

Family Fun Night!

Come join us for Family Fun Night and Carnival at Trinity Lutheran School!  March 27th

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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

Greeting Pre K and Kindergarten Parents!



  • 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: .

Memory work for this week is:

This week:

This week in reading our story will be  "" and ""

We will study unit 4 ""  
Our question of the week:  ""

Our level reader will be ""

The decodable reader going home will be "
We will continue to work on phonics // and // 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 talking about Cause and Effect, Sequencing, Comprehension: Character/Plot/Setting.

In Math, we will count money to make $1.00. We will discuss telling time-Analog Clock and Digital Clock.  We will continue addition and subtraction as well as writing our numbers 1-100. We will continue measurement.  Comparing length, width, height and weights. Also, we will introduce classifying or counting by: Color, Shape and Size. We will create a graph and read graphs.

PreK will will focus on letter  //.  Also we will be 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, seasons, counting and daily message.

Science: We will learn about animals. We will continue to gather information and work on our science fair projects. Pictures can be brought to school anytime this week.

Thank You for ALL You do for your children!

Blessings in Christ,

Katrina Tarver

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Grades 1 & 2

Hello Trinity Parents,

I had a lovely time meeting so many of the children's grandparents on Friday.  I really enjoyed that morning cooking, visiting, and meeting grandparents!


First Graders

1st  Grade Reading-

We will be reading the story "The Lady In the Moon".  This is a realism fantasy.  The phonics we will be studying are the Long "i"; "ie", "igh", "kn"/"n" and "wr". "r".  

1st Grade English-  We have began to work on matching topics with nouns that support that topic.  We are now going to begin writing supportive sentences for an assigned topic.  They will soon begin writing a 2 point expository paragraphs.

1st Grade Math- We will begin Chapter 9.  We will learn what bigger and smaller is, longer and shorter, in comparison to shortest and longest.  We will be writing numbers in correct order and the word for the number.

First Grade Spelling Words

lie tie high might right
night bright light pie tight
above laugh

Challenge Words:  

Social Studies-  

We will be reading and discussing reducing, reusing, and recycling the materials we buy to save on our environmental resources.

Second Graders

2nd Grade Reading-   We will be reading a story called,"One Dark Night".  The genre is a realistic fiction.  The phonics we will be studying are the prefixes "un", "re", "pre", "dis".  We will have some extra reading from our previous chapter due to a short week last week.

2nd Grade English- They will continue to practice writing 2 point expository paragraphs.  They will be learning possessive pronouns, along with new synonyms and antonyms, and rules for capitalization and punctuation rules.

2nd Grade Math- We will begin Chapter 8 by comparing lengths, and measuring with non standard units.  We will also work with some more graphic organizing.

Spelling tests are Friday.

Second Grade Spelling Words

unsafe preheat rerun disappear unlock
retie rewind unpack unplug regroup
preschool disagree prehistoric unfortunate reunion

Challenge Words: 


We have been doing research on bunnies such as what they need to survive, how to care for them, how to hold them, how much exercise they need, etc.  Now we are prepared to have my bunny, "Alfalfa" come into the classroom to visit once a week.  This will probably be on Fridays if you want to meet him.  

I hope everyone is working on their Science Fair board!

I want to congratulate Hans Helmer again for winning first place in Cowley County's  K-2nd grade schools.  He was recognized February 13 with a nice dinner for his family along with myself and my husband, a personalized certificate, a T-shirt, and a ribbon by the Cowley County Conservation District.  It was a splendid evening.  Thank you Hans for your hard work on the poster "Life In The Soil: Dig Deeper".  You did GREAT!  We are proud of you!  

Have a blessed week,

Sherry Pugmire

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Grades 3 & 4

3rd Grade Reading

This week third graders will be reading How my Family Lives in America.

The skills we will be focusing on are antonyms and fact/opinion. Work with your child on retelling what they have read. This will help prepare them for their vocabulary and comprehension test on Friday.


Third Grade Spelling-Test is every Friday

to too two week weak
our hour stair stare flour
flower write right new knew

Challenge Words: their, there, they're, weather, whether

3rd Grade Math

Third graders reviewed chapter 9 test today and will test tomorrow. They will then begin learning about time. Please practice these skills at home too!


Students will be working on classifying sentences and paragraph writing.


Students will be working with states of matter. Don't forget science fair is approaching quickly. Please contact me with questions.


Grades 3 and 4 Religion We will finish our study of the Lord's Prayer this week.  After a short test on the content of our last unit of study, we will begin looking at how we respond to our Lord's blessings in worship.  We will explore the reason that we begin most worship services with confession and absolution.  

Memory Work:

“As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.”  Psalm 103:12

4th Grade Reading

This week fourth graders will be reading Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu

The skills they will be working on are compare/contrast and Latin/Greek roots.Work with your child on retelling what they have read. This will help prepare them for their vocabulary and comprehension test on Friday. 

Fourth Grade Spelling-Test is every Friday

basic vacant secret honor local
novel olive tiger spinach second
donate locust beware emotion cabin
tripod dragon habit tribute lizard

Challenge Words:icicles, lemonade, momentum, economy, isosceles

4th Grade Math-Fourth graders will begin learning about relating fractions and decimals. They will relate tenths/hundredths and decimals, equivalent fractions and decimals. And relate fractions, decimals and money.

Social Studies

In social studies we will be learning about new medicines and ways to fight diseases. And how they have improved the health of people around the world. We will also continue reading biographies of peoples in history.

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

God’s Blessings,

Miss Miller

Grades 5 & 6


We will continue our study of the Confession and Absolution.  We will discuss the importance of confession in our faith life and the assurance of forgiveness through Christ. We will also explore the great blessing of pastors and others who hear our confession and offer forgiveness.

Memory Work for the Week: 

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage for you.” Hebrews 13:17 


5th Grade Reading

Fifth graders will read The Unsinkable Wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic.

Seventy-four years after the Titanic's tragic collision with an iceberg, two explorers took the mini-submarine Alvin two-and-a-half miles down to the ocean's bottom to view the wreck of the Titanic.   They were the first people to ever see the wreckage.  They found that the ocean floor was littered with personal items that serve to this day as a reminder of the accident.  Our skills for the week will be examining various types of graphic resources and main idea/details.

Fifth Grade Spelling

league sergeant yacht doubt fatigue
debt blood vague anxious foreign
bargain condemn intrigue villian cantaloupe
flood depot cordial subtle disguise

Challenge Words: bureau, reminiscent, adjective, monologue, environment


5th Grade Math

Fifth graders will be working with division using fractions.  We will begin by modeling fractions divided by whole numbers.  We will then explore how fraction multiplication is related to division.  We will also do some problem solving involving fractional division.

6th Grade Reading

Sixth graders will read Harvesting Hope. 

When young Cesar Chavez moves to California after his parents' farm fails, he works in the fields and sees injustice firsthand.  Years later, Chavez leads farm workers in protests to push for fairness.  Our literacy skills will be fact/opinion and sequence

Sixth Grade Spelling

ivory cocoa lilac gorilla pretzel
safari kayak crocodile fiesta dandelion
shalom amateur boutique suede poncho
hammock bungalow burrito sequin monsoon

Challenge Words: ukulele, origami, haiku, artichoke, wildebeest

6th Grade Math

Sixth graders will work with algebraic inequalities.  We will also be graphing inequalities on a number line.  Following a test on algebraic equations and inequalities, we will begin a study of relationships between algebraic variables.

Social Studies

We will take a test over the Articles of Confederation and the weak government that they created and the Constitution that was drafted as a result.  We will then begin the look at the young United States and the movement west.


Shurley English

We have been working with various types of sentences including simple sentences, simple sentences with compound subjects, simple sentences with compound verbs, and also fragments which lack one or more main parts.

Enjoy your week!

Mr. Schotte

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PTL News

PTL met Monday, February 3rd 

Here’s what you need to know:

-Carrie Helmer is working on the yearbook.  If you have any pictures to share for the yearbook, please send them to

          Important Dates to Remember

March 27th-Family Fun Night Carnival

-Our next meeting will be Monday, March 2nd at 5:30.  Hope to see you there!


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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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