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November 13, 2017

 "God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1

From the Principal.....

Plans are underway for the annual Thanksgiving Dinner to be held THIS SUNDAY.  Thanks to all who have signed up to help.  If you have not yet signed up, but would still like to, please contact Mr. Mann.  Also, please make sure that your children are in attendance that morning before the meal to sing with the Rejoice Choir.

Grades 3-6 sang patriotic songs at the Kansas Veterans' Home last Wednesday.  They did a tremendous job, and were complimented on their behavior as well as their singing!  Great job, students!

The Parent-Teacher League will meet tonight at 6:00.  We will have a representative from Usborne Books there.  This may be a great opportunity to pick up a Christmas present or two!

In Christ,t

Mr. Schotte



WHAT EQUALS $1,000?—–10,000 BOXTOPS!!

Our first Boxtops for Education contest will be each class collecting against the other classes.

Our contest will end on December 15, 2017.  Prizes for the winning class will be announced in December.

Thanks for saving Boxtops.

Collection boxes are in the downstairs school hallway.

PTL Tonight

PTL will have its next meeting TONIGHT at 6pm. We will be hosting a representative from Usborne books. Let's have another good turnout!

Thanksgiving Dinner

Our Thanksgiving dinner is this Sunday, November 19th.

Come and enjoy the fellowship. 
Thank God for our Blessings!!!

REMINDER: Students with names ending A-K are asked to bring 1 box of stuffing and 1 package of rolls.
Students with names L-Z are asked to bring 1-2 desserts.
Please bring them Thursday or Friday if possible.

Students will sing during the meal.


Nuts Nuts Nuts

The nuts have arrived!! Your student will be getting their orders today. Please help getting these distributed as soon as possible. Extra nuts are also available for purchase.

Picture Retakes

Lifetouch will be here Thursday November 16 for retakes and pictures of PK3. If you would like a retake, please bring your picture packet that day.

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Library News


Listed below are books that are overdue. 

Please return your books by Wednesdays so you may check out again.


Caysen—Horrible Harry and the Purple People


Acacia—The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch


Andon-Lego Fire in the Forest; Who Goes to School

Brooklyn—  Staying Healthy

Caysen—The No-Go King

Nadia—The Fairies’ Birthday Surprise

Rawson—Wings of Fire


Sera—The Clue in the Diary

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 has a been a fun, educational filled week.   Both classes took part in the voting process by voting on which book they wanted to hear during story time. The two choices were Daniel Chooses to be Kind based on the TV show Daniel Tiger and Just a Special Thanksgiving by Mercer Mayer.  In both classes they chose Daniel Chooses to be Kind. This week we also worked on our turkey crafts that will be displayed at the Thanksgiving dinner.  Next, we did centers where we did a science activity with baking soda, paint, and vinegar, picked up objects with tweezers, built towers with tinker toys. Finally, this week we ended the week learning about veterans.

This week:  This week the children will learn about the pilgrims. We will finish our turkey crafts.  Both classes will begin to work on our song for the Christmas musical. Also, we will do another set of centers with different hands-on activities.  Our letter for the week is the letter C

Our book we will read to go with it is called Copycats.  

We also are reading books about Thanksgiving to get prepared for the big day.   In religion, the students will learn about Gideon winning the Battle.

Our memory verse is Not... by power, but my Spirit says the Lord. Zechariah 4:6

Special Dates:

November 16- Picture day for 3’s

November 19 - Thanksgiving dinner at 11:30am

November 20 - Mid Quarter Reports for 4’s

November 21 - Mid Quarter Reports for 3’s

November 22 - 24 - No School Thanksgiving Break

Many Blessings,

Miss Kelly Rowe

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Kindergarten Kids

We welcome our new student, Lilly R.  We now have eight students in our class.  Welcome, Lilly!


Tuesdays and Thursdays all students will need proper shoes for P.E.

Wednesdays are our library days. Please remind your child to return their books each Wednesday so they are able to check out more.

According to the school handbook, students can no longer wear shorts, sandals, or flip flops to school.

Upcoming events:

Thanksgiving dinner after church service - Sunday, November 19th - Rejoice choir sings at meal. We could use help on Friday for set-up and decorating, and on Sunday during the meal for serving, bussing tables, and clean up. Contact Mr. Mann or the office if you are able to help.

Thanksgiving Break - Wednesday, November 22-Friday, November 24.

Tuesday, November 21 - P.E. at the Winfield Recreation Gym 1:30-3:00. We will be walking there.


Our chapter on subtraction continues this week as we learn the connection between addition and subtraction, using the minus sign, and phrases to help us know to “take away.”


We will continue with our reading of Whose Garden Is It?. Our Unit 2 assessment will be Wednesday, and then we begin Unit 3. Our first book is Little Panda, a non-fiction book about how a baby panda grows and changes.

Our letters for this week will be “Nn” and “Bb.”  The students will begin to read more words and longer sentences as we move into this new unit.

Our new sight words areme”, “with”, and “she.”


We will continue with Earth Science this week as we learn about rocks.

Social Studies

Lessons this week will focus on the first Thanksgiving. The students will have a Let’s Find Out about the pilgrims and the Wampanoag natives, how they helped one another as the new country was formed.

Kindergarten Religion

God kept His promise to send a Savior and send John to prepare God’s people for Jesus.

Kindergarten Memory Work:

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. Psalm 107:1

Have a wonderful week!

Jody Popplewell  

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Grades 1 & 2

November is going by quickly. We are singing  this Sunday, November 19th in conjunction with the Thanksgiving Dinner.

Please work with you child on memorizing their phone number and address as we have been studying safety.

1st and 2nd Grade Memory Work:

The Lord is near to all who call on Him. Psalm 145:18

1st and 2nd Grade Religion

This week we will look at how God blessed Hannah with a child, Samuel.


First grade have will begin  a new unit on addition and subtraction relationships. We will continue to learn how to break apart a number and do some problem solving. Please review some math facts at home.

Second grade will be working with 2-digit addition. We will learn how to regroup and rewrite a problems. It is imperative that the students continue to study their math facts at home.


First grade will be reading Jesús Cervantes’s  Life in the Forest. There will be two phonics skills focusing on the long /e/ (e,ee pattern) and inflected syllables. Please look over the decodable readers that go home and review them with your child on Monday and Tuesday.  Time will also be spent on comparing and contrasting. We will have a test on Friday over the high-frequency words and comprehension questions from the story. Students should read their story at home on Wednesday and Thursday night .

Second grade will be reading Soyung Pak’s Dear Juno. During this week, we will focus on the long o (o, oa, ow) sound. We will also spend time on drawing conclusions. Please review these concepts this week.  A test will be given on Friday over the vocabulary words and comprehension questions. Students should read their story at home on Wednesday and Thursday night.

In English, we have been and will continue to work with the classification of sentences.  We have learned the capitalization rules and now will be working with writing a sentence following a specific pattern from a word bank.

First Grade Spelling Words

be feet he see we
green me she tree weak

Challenge Words: family, some

Second Grade Spelling Words

hold most ago open told
goat float toast toad  show
bowl slow

Challenge Words: almost, throat, hollow

Have a blessed week!

Mr. Mann

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Grades 3 & 4

Upcoming Events:

November 13- PTL Tonight @ 6pm

November 19- Thanksgiving Dinner, Rejoice Choir Sings

November 22-24-Thanksgiving Break

Students need to be at 50% of their AR goal by this Friday


3rd graders: This week third graders will be reading Pushing Up the Sky. The skills we will be focusing on are author's purpose and using a glossary. I encourage you to have your child read the story to you and work with your child on retelling what they have read. This will help prepare them for their vocabulary and comprehension test on Friday.

This week in English students will be learning about main and helping verbs.

4th graders: This week fourth graders will be reading Adelina's Whales. The skills we will be working on are fact and opinion and homonyms I encourage you to have your child read the story to you and work with them on retelling what they have read. This will help prepare them for their vocabulary and comprehension test on Friday.

In English this week, students will be working with main and helping verbs.


3rd graders:Third graders are continuing with multiplication facts. Students will learn how to multiply multiples of 10 by a 1 digit number. We will review chapter 5 and test over it this week. Please continue to practice these facts at home!

4th graders: Fourth graders will continue working with factors, multiples and patterns. This chapter is really coming easy to those students who know their multiplication facts! We will review and test over chapter 5 this week.

Grades 3 and 4 Religion and Memory Work:

We are continuing our study of how God created and still cares for everything that exists.  We will be talking about angels and their purpose this week as well. 

Memory Work:  For those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.  Romans 8:28

Social Studies

This week we will identify communities in five different regions of the United States.


We have learned about the life cycles of plants and animals. We will now learn about different adaptations animals make to survive.

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

God’s Blessings,

Ms. Miller

Third Grade Spelling-Test is every Friday

unhappy recall disappear unload mistake
misspell dislike replace mislead disagree
rewrite unroll unknown dishonest  react

Challenge Words: unfortunate, discourage, uncomfortable, recycle, mispronounce

Fourth Grade Spelling

piece peace break brake threw
through by bye beat beet
thrown throne aloud allowed past
passed weight wait there their

Challenge Words: principal, principle, symbol, cymbal, stationary, stationery

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Grades 5 & 6


In religion, we have been talking about the creation account in Genesis, chapters 1 and 2.  This week we will look at ways that we can be good stewards of all that He has given us.  We will also look at God's gift of protection from harm and danger each day. 

Memory Work:“Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” Ephesians 6:10-11.

Social Studies

We are looking at the events leading up to the Revolutionary War.  We are examining the taxes and acts which stirred the colonists to action.  We are learning about the great Patriots of our nation such as George Washington, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock.


Fifth graders: The fifth graders will be reading a selection entitled, Leonardo's Horse.  The year is 1452.  The Duke of Milan wants a statue of a horse to give to his father.  The great artist, Leonardo da Vinci, believes he alone can make it.  He begins work on it at the age of 30, but is never able to complete it.  Skills for the week are main idea and fact/opinion.

Sixth graders:Sixth graders will read When Marian Sang.  Marian Anderson was not allowed to attend music school because she was African American.  Though she performed in Europe with great success, in the United States it was nearly impossible for her to sing in public.  People supported Anderson, and eventually she performed at the Lincoln Memorial and at the Metropolitan Opera House.  Skills for the week will be generalizing and drawing conclusions.

Shurley English

We are nearly finished with our unit dealing with Pattern 1 Sentences.  After several writing exercises, we will begin the study of Pattern 2 sentences in which we will add direct and indirect objects.


Fifth graders: The fifth graders will take a test tomorrow over multiplication of decimals. Then, on Wednesday, we will begin our study of division with decimals.

Sixth graders: Sixth graders are exploring the relationship between fractions, decimals and percents.  Latter this week, we will learn to find percent of a quantity, and also to use percents in problem-solving.  We will also learn to determine the whole quantity from a known percent value.

Fifth Grade Spelling

waterproof teaspoon grasshopper homesick barefood
courthouse earthquake rowboat scrapbook countryside
lightweight fishhook spotlight blindfold whirlpool
tablespoon greenhouse postcard hummingbird thumbtack

Challenge Words: sledgehammer, brokenhearted, chalkboard, straightforward, granddaughter

Sixth Grade Spelling

international prehistoric untrustworthy constellation
disagreement preparation Philadelphia promotional
unbreakable biodegradable coordination compassionate
entirety executive companionship unthinkable
honorary constitution impossibility predicament

Challenge Words: inappropriately, nonnegotiable, nondiscriminatory, instantaneously, decaffeinated

Have a great week!

Mr. Schotte

Mrs. Waldorf's Corner

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PTL-November 13th!

I am very excited about the PTL meeting on the 13th! 

Instead of the usual Scholastic Book Fair, I have invited a representative of USBORNE BOOKS AND MORE to join us. 

I love their books!  Many of them are interactive.  There are awesome sticker books, phonics books and more!  I am planning on buying for my nieces and nephews as well as my grandchildren.  I encourage you to come check them out and place your order!!


The kindergarten class is getting practice using the mouse.  We have played some matching games.

All other classes are continue to work on keyboard skills and math skills. 

First graders are also learning about using Google Docs and are typing their spelling words and sentences. 

Fifth and sixth grades will be doing some coding.

Mrs. Waldorf


We are working on Thanksgiving inspired artwork in November

Check the hallways to view the different art we do.  Also don’t forget about  Student artwork can be viewed online, shared with grandparents and they have lots of great Christmas ideas with your child’s artwork printed on it! 

Accelerated Reading

The last day to take a test for this quarter is December 20th.  Students should be at 50% of their goals by November 17th.  CONGRATULATIONS to RAWSON, WARREN, VICTORIA, ZOE, AND HANNAH for already reaching their goal for this quarter!!!

Mrs. Waldorf

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PTL News

PTL Meeting Minutes-October 16, 2017

We had a total of seven students participate with our rock painting activity.  They will take them home when they are dried and ready to hide.

PTL opened with prayer by Mr. Mann.  Minutes were approved from the September 11 meeting.  Treasurer report was also approved.

We had a discussion about the Thanksgiving Dinner to be held on November 19 after Sunday School.  A committee of Shana F., Brian M., and Cynthia T. were assigned to spearhead this event.  It was mentioned that there were lots of leftovers from last year so we will be tweaking the list some.  We are also adding some things including delivery to home-bound church members.  We will be working on a Thrivent grant to help cover costs.

We discussed more about a Read-A-Thon fundraiser.  Students would go to sponsors and ask them for a donation of money per book read during a certain length of time.  We are looking at tying this to the AR contest that starts with National Lutheran Schools Week and goes through the middle of March.  This is something that even preschool students could participate in by being read to.  They would not take the AR tests.  This activity would also have to be discussed with Pastor Hathaway.

September 22 Family Movie Night had a great turnout.  Plans are in the works for another Family Night with date and activity to be announced.

Stacie V. asked PTL for the funds to purchase some of the prizes for the Annual Nut Sale.  It was approved to spend $150 for prizes.

Mrs. Popplewell and Mrs. Waldorf reported that the students who participated in the William Allen White trip had a wonderful time.  They participated in various activities throughout the day including meeting the authors who autographed the books purchased by PTL for the students.

There was discussion about the sixth grade students who participate in the William Allen White and meet the requirements if they could attend with Trinity next year if the Winfield Middle School does not go.

Our next meeting will be November 13, 2017 with a representative of Usborne Books.

Mr. Schotte closed the meeting with prayer.

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Trinity Lutheran Winfield
910 Mound ST., Winfield, KS.
Rick Hathaway, Pastor
Mark Schotte, Principal
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