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May 19, 2017
Mission Statement:  We will prepare our students to be responsible members of the Christian community, strong in faith and equipped with the knowledge and skill to live as powerful, forgiven witnesses of Christ and his love.

Bible verse :   He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world... 1 John 2;2


The school year is coming to a close.  We held Preschool Graduation this week.  We sent our five qualifiers to the State Track Meet Friday.  We are looking forward to Awards Night, 8th Grade Graduation, and our closing chapel this week.  This time of the year is one of joy and accomplishment as we look back over this past year and see how much the students have grown and learned.  We also look forward into their future.  Our prayer is that each student in our school has received the education and preparation to enable him or her to be successful in the next phase of life, taking with them the love of Christ, ready to share it with everyone they come in contact with.

God's Blessings,

Beth Boester, Principal

Chapel Mission and Closing Chapel:  This month's chapel mission is the Centralia Crisis Pregnancy Center.  Be sure to bring in your Baby Bottle full of change by Thursday.  Closing chapel will be on Thursday instead of Wednesday.  You may join us if you like.  We will dismiss school following chapel around 9:30. 

BAND:  If your 4th - 8th grade student is interested in Band for next year, please contact the school and let us know what instrument he or she wants to play and if interested in starting lessons this summer. We will have more information available on times and cost soon. We are very excited about being able to offer this program once again. 

Speech:  The summer speech program will also be started in June.  Mrs. Schlueter will be contacting parents individually to set up times and discuss cost.  You may contact Mrs. Boester with questions at this time.

HAC Plant Sale:  We still have tomato and pepper plants for sale in the Southeast Entryway.  See Mrs. Redeker for details.  Plants need to be picked up by Wednesday if possible.

Veterans' Memorial:  A big thank you goes out for all the support this chapel offering received.  In the months of March and April, we collected $1050 which will go into the fund for this project.  As I talked to members of the committee, I was told that they did some thinking and planning as they visited the site where it will be erected.  The plan is to do it in stages and the next step is to get some bids.  Thank you not only for this support, but also your support of our school.

Technology Update:  We will be updating our technology in the school between now and the next school year.  We will be purchasing additional ipads, laptops, document cameras, and interactive whiteboards.  We will phase out and replace the Surface Tablets on a 3-year cycle.  If anyone is interested in obtaining one of the used Surface Tablets, we are accepting donations.  We are recommending a donation of $100 per tablet. Please contact Mrs. Boester if interested. There should be about 25 Surface Tablets available. I have a list of those who want to purchase one already started.  Of course, you may also make a general donation to the technology program without receiving a tablet if you want to support this effort. 

Technology Fundraiser - Chicken Dinner -  The PTL is organizing a Chicken Dinner fundraiser at the Pinball Palace in Carlyle on June 11th.  Information and tickets were sent home this week. Mark your calendars now!

Schwan's Fundraiser for Technology replacement has started and will run through the summer.  Please purchase an ecard first and use it on your purchases.  We earn 40% on the ecards right off the top! We earn 20% on regular purchases through June 24 and then 5% through August 10.  Info: Trinity Technology Fund
ID: 32746
Link: https://www.schwans-cares.com/c/32746
Starts: May 10th, 2017
June 24th, 2017

Box Tops for Education: Keep collecting those Box Tops for Education throughout the summer. . You can find them on biscuits, baking mixes, cereal etc... Each box top is worth ten cents for our school and all  those dimes add up.

Vacation Bible School: The Mighty Fortress is coming to Trinity June 12-16 if you would like to register your child please do so at our web site https://vbsmate.com/trinityhoffman2017 or there are registration forms at school on the shelf in the hall.  Also if you would like to volunteer or if you have any large boxes or cardboard that we could use such as appliance boxes please contact Jessica Benhoff, Elisha Brinkmann, or Angie Redeker.

Recycling:   We are still accepting plastic caps and lids.  We are hoping to get one bench this year and work on getting landscape timbers next year with our bottle caps.  Bring them in by Friday.  We are also accepting Coke Caps, used cell phones, and used ink cartridges.  All of these items provided funds for school supplies and paper for us to use.

Summer Meals for Children:  All children 18 and under can get free healthy and nutritious meals when school is out.  To find a Summer Meals Site close to you call (800)359-2163 or text FoodIL to 877877 or visit SummerMealsIllinois.org.  Free Summer Meals are part of the Summer Food Service Program funded through the US Dept of Agriculture and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Dates to remember

May 20-21 - Lutheran State Track

May 23 - Awards Night 6:30 pm

May 24 - 8th Grade Graduation 7:00 pm

May 25 - Closing Chapel (Last Day) 9:30 am dismissal

August 8 - Registration 3 - 8 pm

August 16 - Opening Chapel 6:30 pm

August 17 - First Day of School - 11:30 Dismissal

Lunch menu: Students may take off two items... but must have at least 5 component

Hot Lunch: Individual lunches are now $2.70

10 lunches- $27.00.......20 lunches-$54.00  Milk is-$.30 per carton

May 22 Chicken Patty, Cheese Slice, Green Beans, Potato Smiles, Rosy Applesauce, Crackers, Bun, Milk 

May 23 Combo Platter ( 2 nuggets, 2 mini Corn Dogs 1 Fish Stick), Cooked Carrots, Peas, Peaches, Graham Cracker Sandwich, Milk

May 24 OK Pal Picnic, Ham Slices, Cheese Slices, Salsa, Corn, Pears & Mixed Fruit, Chips, Bread, Milk & a Treat
May 25 Closing Chapel No Lunch That's all folks!!!!

Enjoy your summer break and we will see you next year!

NUT FREE FACILITY!We have students with severe nut allergies that cause immediate reaction when in contact with  products that have nuts in them. Food allergies can be life threatening. The risk of accidental exposure to foods can be reduced in the school setting if a safe educational  environment for food-allergic students is  provided. We ask that you please do not bring any products containing nuts into this facility to be served.  Thanks for helping to keep our children safe.

Kindergarten: 5-19-17 The children enjoyed our field trip to the Edwardsville Children's Museum and park on Tuesday.  We had beautiful weather for the day.  The past two weeks we have selected different animals to talk about and then we do some kind of art project to make that animal.  Our OK Pals will help us draw a mural in which we can place the animals.  Blessings on your weekend.  Ruth

1st and 2nd Grade News- 5-19-17 These are our final few days of school!  The kids have really hung in there.  We continued to work on our math and reading skills.  We also have been working on completing our Scholastic News for the year.  It has been a busy week!     Blessings, Natalie

3rd and 4th Grade News 5-19-17    YEA!!! Our field trip to the museum of Transportation was a huge success.  We had a wonderful time and everyone was great.!!   We are closing down for the year.  The last of the stories are being read and tests are being taken.  We will average grades and report cards will be out next Thursday.  Not much time left to get everything done, but we will give it a try..We will  God’s blessings on your week…Mr. T

5th and 6th Grade News 5-19-17 Hooray! We have made it to the last week of school. We are going to tie up all of our loose ends Monday and Tuesday and then we are going to clean up our room. Wednesday we are going to Carlyle Lake for the OK Pal Picnic. The kids will be dismissed right after chapel on Thursday so consider joining us at chapel. Thank you so much for the opportunity to spend my days with your wonderful children! Blessings! Cindy

7th & 8th Grade News - 5-19-17 We have made it to the end of the year.  It is hard to believe that the school year is over already.  We will be wrapping things up Monday and Tuesday.  On Wednesday we will be getting ready for graduation.  Thank you for making my first year at Trinity a wonderful one.  I have truly enjoyed this year!  Blessings! Angie

                                                   TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH

Trinity Lutheran Church of Hoffman celebrates Sixth Sunday of Easter on May 20th and 21st.  Pastor Krenz’s sermon theme “Prepared to Defend Your Hope” 1 Peter 3:15-16.

Greeters for Saturday 6:00pm service are Connie Dodson and Jane Siegrist,  Acolyte is Blake Herzing; Sunday morning 8:30am, Greeters are Youth Group;  Acolyte is Lauren Wolter; Crucifer is Isabella Spittler;  Lector is James Kellermann and the Narthex Usher is Mike Luebbers. 

This Week’s Events: Saturday (5/20) 6:00pm Worship Service; Sunday(5/21) 8:30/10:45am Worship Service, 10:00am Bible Class/Sunday School;  Monday (5/22) 6:30pm Board meeting for Christ the Vine Lutheran Mission at Country Side Manor; Tuesday (5/23) Newsletter Deadline, Pastors Circuit Meeting at Trinity Iuka, 6:30pm Awards night;  Wednesday (5/24): 8:45am Chapel, 1:00pm Quilting, 7:00pm 8th grade graduation; Thursday (5/25) 9:45am Bible Study at Carlyle Health Care, Closing Chapel;  Saturday (5/27) 6:00pm Worship Service; Sunday(5/28) 8:30am Worship Service, 10:00am Bible Class/Sunday School.