Trinity Times Newsletter

March 16, 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: But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 1 Corinthians 10:13


This has been another busy week at school. Teachers have been preparing and conducting Parent/Teacher Conferences. We celebrated 8th Grade Night at our last home Volleyball Game on Tuesday evening. On Thursday, we had some volunteers from Christ Our Rock High School come over to do some odd jobs around the school for part of their service projects. We took spring sports pictures, prayed with our prayer families, and played in the Regional Volleyball Games. It's hard to believe we are already in the final quarter of the year! The 7th and 8th grade students have planted the tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and squash for the spring plant sale. We really appreciate having Mr. and Mrs. Ainslie help with this project. We are beginning to make plans for Awards Night and 8th Grade graduation.

We received a follow-up letter from Mr. Fick, our Southern Illinois District Education Executive following his visit last month. It is always good to hear from visitors about what they see in our school. The letter is attached to the printed Trinity Times and on display at school.

Blessings on your week,

Mrs. Boester

***Please mark your calendars and share as necessary: Due to Earth Day falling on April 20th, Grandparents' Day has been moved up to April 13.

Chapel Offering

Dates to Remember:

March 15 Parent/Teacher Conferences; Volleyball Regionals

March 20 - 8th Gr to Shadow at CORLHS

March 23 - 8th Gr to Reality Store

March 24 - VB State

March 28 Early Dismissal (2:00 pm)

March 29 - April 3 No School - Easter Break

April 4 - School Resumes

April 7 - Track Meet - Collinsville High School

April 8 - Open House/Kindergarten Registration 1-3 pm

April 13 - Grandparents' Day - Early Dismissal

April 15 - PTL Chicken Dinner -@ Pinball Palace(Carlyle)

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

Hot Lunch: Individual lunches $2.75

March 16 Hamburger, Cheese Slice, Pork -N -Beans, Peas & Carrots, Mandarin Oranges, Skinny Bun, Milk

March 19 Chicken Fajita Meat, Shredded Cheese, Lettuce, salsa, Refried Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Chips, Tortilla, Milk

March 20 Ravioli, Spaghetti Sauce, Green Beans, Cinnamon Applesauce, Plain Breadstick, Pudding, Milk

March 21 BBQ’d Chicken, Cheese Sauce, Broccoli, Carrots, Mixed Fruit, Garlic Toast, Milk

March 22 Adult Meal EASTER FEAST… Turkey Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Pineapple, Bread, Gravy, Milk, Ice Cream Cup

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

If you’re in the Thrivent Choice program, please remember that you must designate your 2017 dollars by March 31.

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.

Box Tops for Education- Thank you so much to Diana Heminghaus. She works very hard each year for us cutting and bagging the Box Tops for Education that we collect. This year we collected enough Box Tops to earn us $416.60. Thank you to everyone who collects these for us every year. Keep collecting and bringing them in. If you have any questions, ask Mrs. Spenner.


Kindergarten: 3/16/18 It is back to work with writing number sentences, looking for nouns, verbs, and adjectives, learning about bones, muscles, and lungs, and learning some of the more unusual spellings of the sounds of our English language. With this being the Lenten season, we have learned about Palm Sunday and some of the things Jesus did on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Holy Week. God's blessings as you serve God and others. Ruth

1st and 2nd Grade News- 3/16/18 It was so great meeting with everyone at Parent Teacher Conferences. This week we are going to begin talking about Holy Week and all that Jesus endured for us. We are learning about maps in social studies and are starting on land and water in science. They continue to work on prepositions in English and have really been working hard on writing. Blessings! Angie

3rd and 4th Grade News 3/16/18 We started to go outside again. Some students have come with a rather thin jacket. Please send a heavier jacket, at least for now, as it is just cooler than comfortable outside. We will try to go out whenever possible. We are starting a new project in the computer science program. We will be choosing a President to report on. I will tell the students more next week. We will also be going outside to the greenhouse next week to begin work on our plants. God's blessings on your holidays..... Mr. T

5th and 6th Grade News - 3/16/18 It was great seeing everyone for Parent Teacher Conferences. It is always fun to have a chance to brag about your kids! We are learning about revolutions in social studies and earth processes in science. We are about halfway through the novel, From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and are having fun with our read aloud, Greetings From Witness Protection. We are finishing up with our Old Testament Unit and are just about ready to do a study of Holy Week. Blessings! Cindy

7th & 8th Grade News - 3/16/18 Blessings! What a busy week! It was so nice to be able to meet with everyone this week at Parent Teacher Conferences. Thank you so much for working around my busy schedule! We have just started into Chapter Seven this week. Pre-Algebra has been working on solving equations and inequalities. Algebra 1 has started in on solving systems of equations using graphing, substitution, and elimination. Have a great weekend! In Christ, Caitlin

Sports Update: Track practice starts Monday!

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. We are also 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. The order will be sent in that afternoon. Order forms were sent home this week. All of these opportunities help us to use money wisely. They cost nothing extra, and the school's programs and students benefit.

It's Time to Donate your Dimes! Did you know that one full 2 liter bottle of dimes is worth about $500? Your dimes will be used to assist our Student Support Ministry which provides speech and language, math and reading tutoring for our students. Let's Fill the bottle! Thank you to everyone who donated to our Student Support Ministry campaign recently.

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Trinity Lutheran Church of Hoffman will observe the Fifth Sunday in Lent. This weekend, March 17th and 18th. Pastor Krenz will proclaim the message "The Source of all Humility” Hebrews 5:7-10. The Sunday School will study the account “Sin Enters the World”. Bible Class will continue “How the Church Grew” looking at the book of Acts chapter 17. All are welcome to join us in the gym for this class.

Greeters for Saturday evening 6:00pm are Connie Dodson and Jane Siegrist; Acolyte is Blake Herzing; Sunday morning 8:30am, Greeters are the Youth Group; Acolyte is Blake Kleiboeker, and Crucifer is Amelia Kleiboeker, Wednesday Acolyte is Reagan Pingsterhaus. Lector is James Kellermann and Narthex Usher is Doug Palm.

This Week’s Events: Saturday (3/17)4:30pm doors open for CORLHS Dinner/Auction, 6:00pm Worship Service; Sunday (3/18) 8:30am Worship Service, 10:00am Sunday School/Bible Class, 4:30pm Jr. Confirmation; Monday (3/19) 6:30pm Men’s Fellowship meeting; Tuesday (3/20) 2:00pm Bible Study at Carlyle Healthcare; Wednesday (3/21) 8:45am Chapel, 1:00pm Quilting, 4:45pm Adult Information Class, 5:30pm Bell Choir, 6:00pm Lenten Meal, 7:00pm Lent Worship Service, 8:00pm Choir; Thursday (3/22)7:00pm Financial Peace University at Hoffman Village Hall, Newspaper Deadline; Friday (3/23) 12 noon Adult Lunch at School; Saturday (3/24) 6:00pm Worship Service; Sunday (3/25) 8:30am Worship Service, 10:00am Sunday School/Bible Class, 4:30pm Jr. Confirmation.