Trinity Lutheran School

Dedicated to Educating Youth in a Christian Environment since 1875!

Trinity Lutheran School

8701 Huey Road

PO Box 200

Hoffman, Il 62250

(618)495-2246

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.

Our theme for this year is:

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.

~Hebrews 13:8


From the Principal:

Greetings in the name of Christ,

Give Thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, His love endureth forever. Psalm 136:1

As we celebrate this Thanksgiving time, we are reminded to cultivate our attitude of gratitude. It has been scientifically proven that practicing gratefulness increases not only our happiness in life, but our longevity as well. In school, the teachers usually employ the standard practice of asking students to make lists for each thing they are grateful for. We usually get the standard answers, food, clothing, family, pets, friends. When we look a little deeper, we begin to see the multitude of blessings our Lord has bestowed on us on a daily basis that we often take for granted. He has planned for and takes care of our every need.

We thank you for your continued financial support and dedication to our Mission at Trinity Lutheran School and Church. Our tuition covers a portion of the cost of educating our students. This year's tuition rate for members of Trinity is $1660 for the first child and half that for additional children in the same family. Non-member rate is $2770 for the first child, and half for siblings. It has always been the goal of the congregation to provide the additional amount necessary to cover the entire expense so that the school can continue to provide a quality education rooted in Biblical truths.

Blessings on your week,

Mrs. Boester

WE FOSTER EDUCATION

Schools in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod serve children in early childhood programs through grade 12 in over 2,000 schools nationwide and 3 schools internationally. Additionally, 10 colleges and universities operate to serve post secondary and graduate students across the nation.

Congratulations to our Honor Roll Students:

High Honors: Grade 5 - Jenson Langenhorst, Drew Lueking Grade 6: Alayna French, Alexis Livesay, Katie Zimmermann Grade 7: Ellie Johnston, Reagan Pingsterhaus, Mati Stanart Grade 8: Katy Crocker, Samantha Zimmermann

Honors: Grade 5: Evan Beal, Matthew Steinkamp, Lily Wedekemper Grade 6: Gavin Collier, Kaitlynn Hull, Joshua Jansen, Sydney McIntosh Grade 8: Johnathon Jansen

School Chapel Mission: During November and December, we are supporting our Christmas family. Each year, Lutheran Church and Family Services provides a family for us to bless. This is a family that is struggling in many different ways and needs our help. We collect offerings through these two months and then are able to provide this family with a Christmas blessing they would not otherwise have. Thank you for supporting our mission!

Upcoming Events:

Nov 26 BBB @ New Horizon; GBB Home vs. St. Ann

Nov 27 BBB @ Hoyleton vs. St. Libory

Nov 29 BBB @ Hoyleton vs Sandoval; GBB @ Selmaville

Nov 30 GBB Trinity Edwardsville Tournament

Dec 2 Junior Choir Sing @ Ferrin

Dec 3 BBB @ Hoyleton vs Ashley; GBB @ Raccoon

Dec 4 Family Reading Night

Dec 5 Preschool to Carlyle Library

Dec 6 BBB @ Hoyleton vs St. Mary's Centralia; GBB @ TSJ

Dec 7 BBB @ Patoka

Dec 8 GBB Rend Lake Shoot Out

Lunch:

Milk comes with each meal purchased. Menu is always subject to change. Encourage children to eat at school!


Nov 21 - 23 No School Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 26 Katie Z's Pick: McRib, Bun, Cheese, Corn, Lettuce, Strawberries, Iced Graham, Milk

Nov 27 Chili, Ham, Cheese, Raw Carrots, French Fries, Peaches, Bread, Milk

Nov 28 Birthday Lunch Cheese Pizza, Cheese, Lettuce Salad, Green Beans, Pears, Apple Crisp, Milk

Nov 29 Grilled Cheese, Veggie Soup, Raw Carrots, Applesauce Cup, Pudding, Scooby Snacks, Milk

Nov 30 Hot Dogs, Pork n Beans, Tater Tots, Mixed Fruit, Jello, Bun, Milk


One milk comes with each paid meal. All meals are subject to change without notice.

Menu Always Subject to change without notice.

We encourage all students to eat lunch with us. Lunch cards are available in units of 10 or 20 lunches. A 10 Lunch card is $27.50; 20 Lunch card is $55.00. Extra Milk is $.30 . Milk cards are $6.00 for 20 milks. We provide a nutritious lunch each day that meets all the state requirements. Parents are notified of lunch balances through the classroom Friday note each week.

Parents who want to eat with the students may do so at a rate of $4.00 per lunch. K-4th grade eat at 11:20 am. 5th - 8th grade students eat at 12:00 pm.


Music for Trinity Hoffman!

You can make a difference! Mr. Harding will continue to offer band lessons twice a week to our students. In addition, we are beginning a Junior Choir program once again. You can help support these programs. Please prayerfully consider sponsoring a band student at the rate of $125 per student per semester or the Junior Choir at the rate of $300 per semester. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students at a time when many schools are cutting back on their fine arts programs. Donations will be accepted at any time. Please designate on the memo line that it is for our music program. Thank you for supporting our school!

Trinity Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, gender, disability, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-sponsored programs. To file a complaint regarding discrimination, you may contact:


Office for Civil Rights, Chicago Office

U.S. Department of Education

111 North Canal Street, Suite 1053

Chicago, IL 60606-7204

(312) 886-8434; FAX# (312) 353-4888

or

Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.

Washington, D.C. 20202-1100

1-800-421-3481

FAX: (202) 245-6840; TDD: (877) 521-2172

E-mail: OCR@ed.gov

Web: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html