Trinity Times

November 8, 2017

REMINDER: THERE IS NO SCHOOL THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10

EDUCATE YOURSELF – FAQ’s ABOUT WISCONSIN PARENTAL CHOICE PROGRAM

At our open forum comments were raised about “opting out” of religious activities:

  • Is a child in the Choice program at a private religious school required to participate in religious activities or instruction?

No. If a Choice student’s parent or guardian submits to the student’s teacher or the school’s principal a written request that the student be excused from any religious activity, the teacher and school must honor that request. [From Private School Choice Program FAQ’s https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/sms/Choice/PSCP-FAQ-2016-17.pdf].

We are encouraged by the sister WELS elementary schools we talked to who have shared that they have never had a student “opt out”. Instead, the schools have gained literally thousands of opportunities to serve students who are "All In" for WELS religious instruction. We stand firm and are forthcoming on what we believe and teach and will share that when we contact those interested in our school. Our honesty about what we believe will allow parents to make the best school selection for their student. WELS Schools in the WI Parental Choice do not see “opting out” as an issue. Think about it this way: If you sign up to enroll in a French immersion school, but then tell the school you are “opting out” of French, what was the point of enrolling in the school in the first place? If an “opt out” is executed, we will follow the law and continue to show we are loving Christians by our example and continue to teach the Christian faith in every other subject in our curriculum.


Please talk to any committee members and share your questions, comments and concerns. You can get contact info through the school office.


The next WPCP Forum will be Sunday, November 19th at Noon in the Fellowship Hall.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

You still have time to stop and shop at the Book Fair - just 2 days left! Wednesday, November 8: 3:30-7:30 PM and Thursday, November 9: 3:30-6:30 PM


Here is the link for the online fair which runs November 1-14:

Online Book Fair

FORENSICS RESULTS

Saturday, November 4, was the 7-8 grade Forensics Festival. The students did wonderful. Thomas R. and Lydia H. walked away with first place medals and Aaron Z. and Elizabeth T. earned first place ribbons! Well done!

Thursday, Nov. 9: Cheeseburger

Monday, Nov. 13: Chicken Tenders (Strips)

Tuesday, Nov. 14: Walking Tacos

Wednesday, Nov. 15: Chocolate Chip Pancakes


NOTE: 2nd and 3rd choices will always be PBJ and Salad Bar. Please refer to the online lunch calendar to see the side offerings.

UPCOMING WEEK'S EVENTS/MEETINGS:

Sunday, Nov. 12: Grades 3-6 sing @ TLC - 10:45 AM

Monday Nov. 13: Grades 3-8 Math Track Meet @ St. Jacobi - 4:15 PM

Tuesday, Nov. 14: Booster Club Meeting - 6 PM in 7th grade classroom

Tuesday, Nov. 14: Parent Council Meeting - 7 PM in Science Lab

Tuesday, November 14: Lutheran Boy Pioneers Meeting - 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall

TLS Sports Volunteer Fee

Parents: This is just a reminder about Winter Sports and Volunteer fees. Many parents have already paid the sports fee. If you don’t remember if you paid the fee at registration, please contact the school office and we can let you know. Each team has a uniform that is either new or less than five years old. Due to the rise in costs of various athletic supplies (basketballs, uniforms, referees, etc…), the sports fee for basketball this year is $25 for C-teams and $35 for B and A teams. (Dance team does NOT need to pay the sports fee).

Over the past few years, we have had trouble getting volunteers on a consistent basis. Again this year, we are asking each family (NOT STUDENT) for a $50 volunteer check (separate check from sports fee) that will be refunded at the end of the season when your volunteer hours are met. Volunteer hours will be a minimum of 2 hours per child playing/participating. ALL FEES need to be paid before uniforms are handed out to the students. We will have many opportunities for volunteering either at the concession stand OR score table. If you wish not to volunteer, please let us know and we will cash the check and accept it as a donation to the TLS Booster Club. (This includes dance, basketball, and wrestling teams). Wrestling is included because we do not host any wrestling tournaments or meets.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Rydecki or any Booster Club member. Thank you!

In Christ,

TLS Booster Club

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NEXT TRINITY FUNDRAISER NIGHT IS AT JOSE'S BLUE SOMBRERO ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 11 AM-11 PM. YOU MUST PRESENT THIS FLIER WHEN ORDERING:

TRINITY LUTHERAN NIGHT WITH THE BUCKS (VS. WIZARDS) - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20 - 7 PM

Our Trinity basketball teams have the exciting opportunity to practice at the Bucks' new training facility!! In order for us to participate, each participant needs to purchase a ticket to the Bucks game following the practice. Ticket price for 400 level seats is $31 each, which is what we have left. You will receive your tickets immediately when you fill out the order form and bring it to the school office. Deadline is Nov. 13.


Ticket Order Form

MISSION OFFERING for churches devastated in the south by storms

So far this semester, Trinity Lutheran School has collected

$828.69.

To God the Glory!

ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT

Please join us for this Ladies-Only event on Saturday, December 2, at 2 p.m. Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex beginning this weekend. Contact Kimberly Hierlmeier 262-547-8020 or khierlmeier@trinitywels.com with questions.

ANNOUNCING TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL 2018 HISTORY FAIR!

This fair will be held a little earlier this year, on Thursday, January 18, 2018. This is open to Kindergarten through 8th grade students. Informational packets and registration forms are being sent home this week, or you can click here History Fair Informational Packet (this is on website as well), or you may pick one up by the gym doors. Parent/Student question and answer time will be today and Thursday during P-T Conferences.


History Fair Committee:

Trish Frederick - trishmomfish@gmail.com

Laura Montez - lauramntz@gmail.com

WISCONSIN LUTHERAN VIKINGS YOUTH BASEBALL CAMP FOR BOYS GRADES 2-8

This is being offered in January and February, 2018. Click here for more information:

Vikings Youth Baseball Camp

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH INFORMATION

Please visit the TLC website to see our Worship Schedule and information on other events!

Click on these headings to find out more about these events:

2017-2018 Bible Classes (various – men’s, women’s, Sunday morning, BIC)

Trinity You Tube Channel

VOTERS MEETING SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2ND AT 6:30PM

TLS WEBSITE

You can view the following information/forms on our school website for the 2017-2018 school year:

TLS Website (Lunch Calendar/Athletic Calendar/Monthly School Calendar)

Yearly School Calendar

Power School Notices (to receive your child's academic progress and lunch balance notices)

Athletic Forms

Parent & Athlete Concussion Agreement

Medication Administration Consent Form

Pre-Planned Absences

Singing Schedule

Background Check