Trinity Times Newsletter

August 2018

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: Jesus is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

Greetings,

As July comes to a close and August looms just ahead of us, we sense the “busyness” that is just around the corner. With this, comes excitement of new beginnings. Many children will go to school for the first time, whether it is preschool or kindergarten. Some are just beginning high school or going off to college. Others are returning to a familiar school setting. This means a bit of anxiety for the students as well as the parents. Even in the familiar setting, many things will be unfamiliar. Through all of this, new beginnings and unfamiliar settings, remember that our Father in heaven is with us, to guide and comfort us. Our theme verse for this school year gives us comfort: Hebrews 13:8, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. He is our constant in a world of inevitable change.

School Events:

August 13-14: Staff In-Service

August 15: Picnic @ 5:00 and Opening Chapel @ 6:30 for all school staff and families

August 16-17: Early dismissal - 11:30 am

With God's Blessings,

Beth Boester

Did you know?

· Trinity Lutheran School is accredited by both the National Lutheran Schools Association and the Illinois State Board of Education

· Every class at Trinity begins and ends their day in prayer.

School Update:

Baseball and Softball:

  • Baseball practices began Monday, July 15. Contact Kevin Scheetz, assistant coach, for more information.
  • Softball practice began with a Parent meeting on Thursday, July 19. Please contact Monica French for more information.


Pam Campbell has offered to run with any students interested in training to run in a 5K. Please contact the office if interested.

Music for Trinity Hoffman!

You can make a difference! We have been blessed with being able to begin our band program again this past year. 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!

Dates To Remember

August 15 - 5:00 picnic and 6:30 Opening Chapel


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

Hot Lunch: Individual lunches.. $2.75


Menu Always Subject to change without notice. Please encourage your students to eat lunch at school. Thanks!

August 15 Opening Chapel 6:30 p.m.

August 16 Dismissal @ 11:30 a.m.


August 17 Dismissal @ 11:30 a.m.

August 20 Hamburger Patty, Cheese Slice, French Fries, Pork N Beans, Peaches, Bun, Milk

August 21 Deli Turkey Slice, Cheese Slice, Salsa, Lettuce, Corn, Rosy Applesauce, Chips, Bread, Milk


August 22 Mini Corn Dogs, Peas & Carrots, Tater tots, Mandarin Oranges, Jell-o (plain), Milk

August 23 Chicken Patty, Cooked Carrots, Broccoli & Cheese Sauce, Strawberry Cup, Bun, Vanilla Pudding, Milk

August 24 Birthday Lunch! Cheese Pizza, Green Beans, Salad, Pears, Apple Crisp, Milk

August 27 Toasted Cheese, Salsa, Peas & Carrots, Peaches, Bun, Chips, Milk*** Applesauce cup if fruit and vegetable is denied

August 28 Turkey Roast, Quick Baked Potato, Green Beans, Pears, Bread, Milk

August 29 Taco Meat, Shredded Cheese, Lettuce, Refried Beans, Corn, Applesauce Cup, Tortilla, Milk

August 30 Baked Ham, Tater Tots, V-8 Juice, Orange Juice Cup, Cereal, Pancake, Milk

August 31 Hot Dogs, Pork-N-Beans, French Fries, Mixed Fruit, Bun, Vanilla Pudding, Milk

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.

CLASSROOM UPDATE

Kindergarten: Mrs. Heather Childress

1st and 2nd Grade: Mrs. Angie Redeker

3rd and 4th Grade: Mrs. Sara Kuper

5th and 6th Grade: Mrs. Cindy Spenner

7th & 8th Grade News - Mr. Matthew Fick

Recycling: We are accepting Box Tops for Education, Coke Caps, used cell phones, and used ink cartridges. Yes, your trash can help fund us! We just sent off enough Box Tops for Education to receive over $400! We thank Diana Hemminghaus for continuing the task of organizing, counting, and preparing these for Mrs. Spenner to send off. All of these items provide funds for school supplies for us to use.

Fundraising opportunities: In addition to the recycling items above, you may benefit the school by using Amazon Smile and selecting Trinity Lutheran Church and School - Hoffman, IL, Using Schnucks Escrip, and ordering SCRIP cash cards. Orders are sent in the first Friday of each month. Forms are available outside the office. All of these opportunities help us to use money wisely. They cost nothing extra, and the school's programs and students benefit.

Coke product codes can be entered to earn money for our school. You can enter the codes yourself at home or drop them off at school.

Step 1: Go to https://us.coca-cola.com/give/

Step 2: Choose Donate to School

Step 3: Enter Trinity Lutheran School 62250

Step 4: Create your profile and password


Shop for everyone on your gift list at smile.amazon.com/ch/37-0734379 and Amazon donates to Trinity Lutheran Church and School.