TLS Weekly News
January 8, 2016
The Spirit has given each of us a special way of serving others. 1Corinthians 6:6-7
Celebrating Lutheran Schools' Week
The staff loves making this a special week for our kids and we all are so thankful for God's gift of this Lutheran school and this community. Come celebrate with us! Watch for the complete schedule coming home next week.
An offering box is coming home this week to collect chapel offerings for the Guatemala mission. Students can fill their boxes at home throughout January and bring their gifts to chapel on January 26/27.
End of Semester
Students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 will also be measuring their academic progress with MAP assessments next week. Please check your classroom news for days and times your child will have testing. It's always great to have a good night's sleep and a healthy, stress-free breakfast, but there is great benefit to coming into a testing environment with a good start to the day!
We are looking forward to helping the students check their progress toward the goals they set in the fall and to plan ahead for the work we need to do for the rest of the year!
January's BIG IDEA: Self-Control
Self-control is not our natural instinct! We are born to want to meet our own needs, to accommodate our own wants. Teaching children to wait for things, to do without something they want, to make choices that aren't selfish is an ongoing effort , and very difficult in a world that promotes self-indulgence. Parents, here is your pat on the back for the hard work you put in to your family every day!
If you'd like to practice self-control as a family, set aside a night or even a week with no television or electronics, or something else that everyone can relate to. After the time is up, talk about how well everyone used their self-control, and what might have helped make it easier. Growing in this skill together will make a difference in the long-run!
You're Invited: Women's Bible Study - Weekly, beginning on Tuesday, January 12, from 8:30-10:00am in the Trinity Library. We will be studying the Gospel of John. To register, please contact Sue Emmack <sueemmack@trinityL.org> or 574.674.8800 ext. 108.
January 8: End of 2nd Quarter
January 15: Report cards sent home
January 11-15: Assessment Week
January 12: Ski Club
January 13-15: Outdoor Ed at Camp Amigo, Grade 5
January 14-16: 7/8 Boys' BB Tournament at TMA
January 18: No School
January 20: Early Release, 1pm all classes