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July 2020

We are planning on returning to school with in-person instruction. Students will be required to wear a mask and care is being taken to ensure students are socially distancing as allowable to keep everyone safe. A symptom checklist will be given to parents to confirm that students show no signs of COVID-19. Temperatures will be checked upon arrival each day.

To reduce in-person contact, we are working toward implementing online registration this year. The initial phase of online registration is now ready for access to parents. You will be receiving an email from TeacherEase to help you get started. This may seem like a lot of data to fill in, but the process should get easier as we move forward. This is the same data that we ask you to review each year. Once the data has been entered and you have responded to all of the permission questions, you will be directed to pay registration fees. If you have paid in person, this will be applied to your account. If you would rather pay in the office than online, you may do so.

We are still in the process of setting up the ability to accept lunch and tuition payments online. You may call the office to schedule a time to come in and pay in person. We hope this eventually streamlines the registration and payment process. We do thank you for your patience.

On August 12, each family will report to school to meet with their child's teacher and drop off student supplies. You will be contacted to set up your appointment time. We will go over more exact instructions on arrival procedures at that time. There will be no opening chapel service for families due to group size. Thursday and Friday will be half days. Students should arrive between 8:00 and 8:15 with dismissal at 11:30 am. Lunch will not be served on those two days.

Monday, August 17 will begin regular hours. We are planning on serving lunch in each classroom to reduce contact with other classes and reduce possibility of spreading any illness. Common areas will be sanitized on a regular basis throughout the day to ensure safety.

Teachers will be taking time and care to instruct students on the importance of handwashing, mask wearing, and social distancing. Time will also be devoted to using our technology and how to access class resources as well as basic troubleshooting devices. This is done proactively in the case of a return to remote learning. We are very excited about getting back into the classroom and learning again.

Update June 24, 2020

Our faith is founded on Christ Jesus. He is the rock of salvation, and our faith is built on this rock. “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Matthew 7:24

Think back to the parable Jesus tells of building a house on the sand compared to building a house on rock. He is instructing us to build our lives on Him and His truth. So, how does one go about this? When the daily struggles weigh us down, we rely on our Lord to provide the strength to see us through. In order for us to do this, we must have built our lives on Christ and His Word. Then the everyday distractions and fears will not interfere with us trusting in Christ. The first step is the foundation. Build your thoughts on Christ and focus on His promises and truths. The rest of life will fall into place. Learn to recognize when your thoughts do not line up with the truths God shares with us through the Bible. This is the devil, sin, and earthly ways creeping into our heads to derail us. These thoughts often take over and cause fear, anxiety, anger, and jealousy.

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Romans 3:8

Believing in the words of Christ is the beginning of building this solid foundation. By allowing scripture to be the basis of your thoughts, you will become solid in faith and actions will follow. At school, we require students to learn Bible verses and commit them to memory. One of the benefits of this is that these verses come back to us in times of trouble, offering comfort and security. In the parable that Jesus tells, life’s storms came and the house built on the sand fell, but the house built on the rock stood firm. Life is difficult. No one ever said life would be easy. The storms will come, trying to take away your faith, your comfort, and your contentment. If your foundation is built on Christ, the storm will not overtake you. Build your thoughts on things above!

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8

Back to School Information

We have great news! As we enter Phase 4 of Reopen Illinois, schools are able to plan for in-person instruction with some safety precautions in place. We know the situation can change as we move forward, but this is good news! With this in mind, plans are being made to be ready for students and the new academic year. Our prayer is that the virus winds down and we will return to some form of normalcy in the classroom. We have all learned a lot over the past few months in regard to what works and what does not work so well regarding remote learning. Our goal is to keep everyone safe and provide continuity of learning opportunities. Teachers are taking all of this into account as we plan both for in-person instruction and the possibility of remote learning occurring again. We will keep everyone updated as we move closer to August.

In His Service,

Mrs. Boester

Registration for 2020-2021 is now Available!

If you are ready to register for 2020-2021 or know of someone interested in registering at Trinity, please call the school office and we will schedule an appointment. Our intent to return and new enrollment form is available on our website (trinityhoffman.org) by clicking on the “Enrollment/Registration” tab at the top of the page. This is the first step in the registration process.

How can you help support Trinity Lutheran School?

  • Recycle Ink Cartridges and old cell phones (turn in to the school office)

  • Collect Coke Caps and Codes (Turn in at school or scan at home - select Trinity Hoffman as recipient)

  • Scan your receipts for Box Tops for Education (download the app first)

  • Order Scrip Gift Cards

  • Designate your Thrivent Choice Dollars

  • Use Smile.Amazon when ordering online (Be sure to select Trinity Hoffman)

  • Use your Escrip card at Schnucks

Just a few reminders:

  • The Trinity Times will continue to be updated and available on our website.

  • Our current website is located at: http://www.trinityhoffman.org

  • Join us on Facebook for Morning Messages at 10 am Monday through Friday: Facebook - Trinity Lutheran Church and School - Hoffman, IL Focus: Summer in the Psalms!

Upcoming School Events:

  • August 12 Opening Chapel for 2020-2021 school year 6:30 pm

  • August 13/14 - 11:30 Dismissal for all students Prek - 8th grade

Update June 3, 2020

It seems as though we have jumped right into the middle of summer. Along with the hot, sunny days, the summer prep at school has begun. The classrooms are empty and the halls are full as the floors are being stripped and waxed in anticipation of all those smiling faces returning in August. The excitement of returning to school takes on a new perspective in light of the past few months of remote learning and empty classrooms. We expect to be in phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Pandemic Plan by the time August rolls around. This means that we should be able to return to school in person, with some modifications in place to keep everyone safe and well. At the present time, schools in the area are still in a “wait and see” mode as we watch the data on the coronavirus. With this in mind, plans are being made to be ready for students and the new academic year. Our prayer is that the virus winds down and we will return to school in person. We have all learned a lot over the past few months in regard to what works and what does not work so well regarding remote learning. Teachers are taking all of this into account as they plan both for in person and remote learning possibilities. We will keep everyone updated as we move closer to August.

A few words of encouragement go a long way. In the morning messages on Facebook, I always try to add encouragement to the message. This week, I focused on God’s daily provision for us. Based on Exodus 16, manna in the desert, and John 6, Christ the bread of life, we find that God sends us our daily bread, even today. He provides what we need each day.

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)

Jesus is the living bread, sent from heaven, better than manna, His presence never rots or goes away. He provides for our day to day sustenance, forgiveness of our sins, peace for today, hope for eternal life in His kingdom.

To God be the Glory!

In His Service,

Mrs. Boester


Registration for 2020-2021 is now Available!

If you are ready to register for 2020-2021 or know of someone interested in registering at Trinity, please call the school office and we will schedule an appointment. Our intent to return and new enrollment form is available below and also on our website (trinityhoffman.org) by clicking on the “Enrollment/Registration” tab at the top of the page.

How can you help support Trinity Lutheran School?

  • Recycle Ink Cartridges and old cell phones (turn in to the school office)

  • Collect Coke Caps and Codes (Turn in at school or scan - select Trinity Hoffman)

  • Scan your receipts for Box Tops for Education (download the app first)

  • Order Scrip Gift Cards

  • Designate your Thrivent Choice Dollars

  • Use Smile.Amazon when ordering online (Be sure to select Trinity Hoffman)

  • Use your Escrip card at Schnucks


Just a few reminders:

  • Registration and Enrollment is now available. Fill out the online form or call the office for more information.

  • Please also fill out the Family Technology Survey to help us plan for 2020-2021.

  • The Trinity Times will continue to be updated and available on our website.

  • Our current website is located at: http://www.trinityhoffman.org

  • Join us on Facebook for Morning Messages at 10 am Monday through Friday: Facebook - Trinity Lutheran Church and School - Hoffman, IL


Upcoming School Events:

  • August 6 - Day of Spiritual Renewal for staff (Zion, Bethalto)

  • August 12 Opening Chapel for 2020-2021 school year 6:30 pm

  • August 13/14 - 11:30 Dismissal for all students Prek - 8th grade

Trinity Lutheran School will be utilizing remote learning through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

Join us for the Trinity Preschool Graduation Ceremony Wednesday, May 13 at 6:30 pm on Zoom. Meeting ID: 733 481 0381

Password: 2mDEsu

Additional Ceremonies:

  • Awards Night Monday, May 18 at 6:30 pm on Zoom

May 6 Message:

  • This past week has been Teacher Appreciation Week. We appreciate all of the dedication shown by our teachers and aides through this pandemic crisis and ask a special blessing on each of them and their families: Kristen Brannan, Heather Childress, Angie Redeker, Sara Kuper, Cindy Spenner, Matthew Fick, Myranda Albers, and Jaime Spittler. They have gone above and beyond expectations in keeping their students learning. Even though we have not been physically in the school building, Teachers and students have been quite busy with remote learning activities. It looks much different than it ever has in the past. Students have received their final assignments for the year and are busy completing projects and other assignments. Teachers are working on final report cards, end of year inventories, and preparing for the 2020-2021 school year. We will be issuing either a “Pass” or “Incomplete” for the fourth quarter. We understand that remote learning is just not the same as being in the classroom with the teacher by your side. Many parents are finding it difficult to have the time and resources to help their children complete all of the assignments. Asking parents to take over the task of at home teacher definitely strains the parent-child relationship. We applaud the teachers and parents for working together to make this a productive time in the children’s lives! We are looking forward to the day when everyone can come back and be physically present in their classrooms. We are making plans for the end of year ceremonies. Preschool graduation, awards night, 8th grade graduation, and closing chapel will be in the form of video tributes utilizing either Zoom or Facebook Live. We will keep everyone posted through our Morning Messages, Sunday Services, and on our website.


Through these last few weeks, we have all seen a lot of changes, been asked to make a lot of changes, and support one another through these changes. It has not been easy to move from regular classroom instruction to remote learning. The teachers have been doing an amazing job of creating learning opportunities for the students, staying in contact with the students and families, and encouraging one another. The support of the congregation has also been very encouraging and uplifting. These are difficult times for us all. Keep in mind as you struggle with quarantine situations, that if it seems like we did this for nothing, it will have worked! The goal is to avoid spreading the virus and keep the numbers down. We are all doing a good job by staying at home, wearing masks in public, and social distancing. Keep it up a little longer! We thank you all for your support. As you go through these next few weeks, ponder on God’s word and find His comfort.


I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13


In His Service,

Mrs. Boester


Registration for 2020-2021 is now Available!

If you are ready to register for 2020-2021 or know of someone interested in registering at Trinity, please call the school office and we will schedule an appointment. Our intent to return and new enrollment form is available on our website (trinityhoffman.org) by clicking on the “Enrollment/Registration” tab at the top of the page.


Upcoming School Events:

Trinity Defenders Awards Ceremony - Zoom - Thursday, May 7 6:30 pm

Trinity Preschool Graduation Ceremony - Zoom - Wednesday, May 13 6:30 pm

Trinity Eagles Awards Ceremony - Zoom - Monday, May 18 6:30 pm

Trinity 8th Grade Graduation - (TBD)

Trinity Lutheran School Closing Chapel - Facebook Live Wednesday, May 20 9:00 am


All of the Zoom Ceremonies will have the same ID: 7334810381 and Password: 2mDEsu


How can you help support Trinity Lutheran School?

  • Recycle Ink Cartridges and old cell phones (turn in to the school office)

  • Collect Coke Caps and Codes (Turn in at school or scan - select Trinity Hoffman)

  • Scan your receipts for Box Tops for Education (download the app first)

  • Order Scrip Gift Cards

  • Designate your Thrivent Choice Dollars

  • Use Smile.Amazon when ordering online (Be sure to select Trinity Hoffman)

  • Use your Escrip card at Schnucks


Just a few reminders:

  • The Trinity Times will continue to be updated and available on our website.

  • Our current website is located at: http://www.trinityhoffman.org

  • Join us on Facebook for Morning Messages at 10 am Monday through Friday: Facebook - Trinity Lutheran Church - Hoffman, IL


update April 10, 2020

Greetings and blessings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Trinity Lutheran School and Church are currently closed through April 30.

We pray that you and your family are sheltering in place safely and have all the necessities you need at this time. Today is Good Friday and we are headed towards Easter Sunday. We are prayerful that this pandemic will take a turn and begin to decrease soon. One positive outcome from all of this, is that the world is anticipating great things on Easter morning! Even the news channels are using Good Friday and Easter as guideposts for a change in the current trend. That means that they are recognizing the death and resurrection of our Lord! Stay safe and stay well.

Update March 26, 2020

The entire world changes daily with this unprecedented situation. Trinity Lutheran School is closed through Easter Break, and we will hopefully return April 14. We are not sure what it will look like after that. I anticipate being out longer. Either way, the teachers and I are prepared with both in class instruction or at home instruction, whichever is necessary, to keep education of the students moving forward. Students were able to pick up educational packets along with their chromebook or ipad if they needed it. Each of the teachers prepared grade level packets for the students to work on at home. Many of them included online resources and activities. I will continue to send out messages through our Remind messaging system. Please continue to check our website (trinityhoffman.org) and facebook posts for current information. In the meantime, stay safe and stay well!


In His Service,

Mrs. Boester


March 18, 2020

School and church activities are cancelled at the current time. We are beginning to use Facebook Live to conduct services.

On Facebook, look for Trinity Lutheran School and Church Hoffman, IL.

If any families need food or supplies, please contact the school or church and we will see how we can assist you.

*You may still turn in your Butter Braid orders at school through Friday, March 20. The orders should be in April 7th. If this changes, we will notify you. Thank you for supporting Trinity Lutheran School!


March 15, 2020 update


Dear Trinity Parents and Students,

We continue to monitor developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak with your health and safety at the forefront of our decision-making. We believe the risk to our students, faculty, and staff remains low, it is our responsibility to you and our greater community to be proactive in our efforts to prevent the spread of this illness. At the same time, we are committed to continuing the academic excellence and vital work of the school.

Trinity is closed from 3/16/20 - 3/30/20. Parents should come by and pick up student assignment packets Monday 3/16/20 between 8:30 and 11:30. If this time frame does not work for you, please call the office and we can set up another time. If your child needs a chromebook or ipad, please sign one out in the office. We are asking parents to take the responsibility of monitoring student use of the internet closely.

Blessings and stay well!

Mrs. Boester


Lunch:

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

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

Please see the menu below for details.


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Students from Trinity Lutheran School in Hoffman recently gained the opportunity to demonstrate their public speaking skills and take pride in personal accomplishments. On February 28th, the kids took part in the Civic Oration Speech Contest sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America. Students competing in the contest, which was held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman shared their presentations on this year’s topic "What Freedom Means to Me." The winners were Alayna French, first place; Lily Wedekemper, second place; and Reagan Pingsterhaus, third place. Each of them received a plaque and a gold award pin, and their names will be engraved on the school’s speech contest plaque. Gold award pins were also given to the other finalists. Benjamin Schilbe, Drew Lueking, Evan Beal, Timothy Schilbe, Kaitlynn Hull, Katie Zimmerman, Mia Kleiboeker. The Civic Oration Speech Contest has a long history at Trinity Lutheran School. It has been going on for over 30 years! All students grades 5th -8th write and perform a speech in their own classroom contest. The top 5 in each class go on to the all school final. . Alayna and Lily will move on to the next level of competition later in April.


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Be sure to read your Friday classroom note. You may continue to check in here for updates throughout the month.

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NEW MESSAGE FROM REMIND System:

We’re thrilled to share the news: Thanks to you, Verizon has informed us that they will #ReverseTheFee. As a result, we can continue to offer text notifications as part of the Remind service. There will be no service disruption for Verizon Wireless customers.

We’re grateful to Verizon for making a commitment to support accessible communication for all Remind users. You can read more here: https://www.remind.com/blog/verizon-update.

Thank you so much for your patience and support—this wouldn’t be possible without you.

Sincerely,

The Remind team


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January 2019

Welcome to the new year! We trust that everyone enjoyed the break and had a safe and blessed Christmas. The extra time gives us a chance to reflect and appreciate the blessings bestowed on us by our Lord. AS we move into this new year, we think about what a blessing our school is.

Thank you for your attention to and willingness to give that little extra during November and December to help our church and school continue to serve those whom God sends us. We have a great school here and hope to be able to serve the children that God sends through our doors for many more years. We have a strong, well-educated, dedicated staff. Our building is in great condition after the many updates and improvements through the past few years. Our technology in the classrooms and in the students’ hands is state of the art. Our school offers Band, Choir, Speech and Language Services, and Supplemental Student Assistance for those who may need some extra help in reading and math. We have a preschool aide and a student aide who assist in many ways through the day. We offer both before and after school programs with a minimal charge to parents who need this service. Our tuition rate is very reasonable compared to other private and parochial schools. We offer financial assistance to families who qualify through our scholarship fund. All of these programs benefit the students who walk through our doors every day. Trinity has an amazing PTL that supports our students and teachers through its various fundraising activities and programs. It is through the concerted effort of all of the faculty, staff, parents, and congregational members that we are able to offer all of this. Behind every person, God sends his encouragement and guidance. The Lord blesses each of us to be a blessing to others.

Blessings on your week,

Mrs. Boester

VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball season starts on Monday, January 14 at 6:00 pm at Hoffman. There will be a parent meeting to begin. Winning Edge will be there with some sample uniforms to get sizes from the players. We will also select the style that evening. Afterwards, everybody is welcome to stay and watch the drills we will be introducing the girls to. Plans are to practice from 6-7:30, Monday through Thursday. Coaches: Kurt Knolhoff and Annette Kleiboeker

Upcoming events:

Jan 10 PTL Meeting 6:30; BBB @ Hoyleton vs Kell

Jan 12 Congregational Planning Meeting

Jan 14 BBB @ Willow Grove; volleyball practice and parent meeting

Jan 15 BBB @ St. Rose

Jan 17 BBB @ Hoyleton vs trinity Edwardsville A Game only – 8th Grade Night

Jan 21 MLK, Jr Day - No School

Jan 24 6:00 Family Game Night 6:00 pm

Parents must sign in and pick up students!!!

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