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 end of January is always a very special week at TLS. We take a whole week to celebrate the blessing of our school along with Lutheran schools all around the country. Along with special dress days, singing at church, a special chapel service, roller skating and other fun, we also take an all school virtual field trip to see a real mission project somewhere in the world. This year we will be visiting Guatemala!

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

It's officially the halfway point of the school year! The first semester ends today, January 8. Report cards for K-8 will be sent home next Friday, January 15.

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!

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January's BIG IDEA: Self-Control

This is a really BIG IDEA! Helping children see the value and benefit of self-control in their daily lives is an ongoing lesson, and something we are focusing on more closely this month at school. For little ones, it's the concept that "I can do the right thing," and as they get older, to understand the difference between what they want to do and what they should do. It's really a lesson we learn all our lives, isn't it?!

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 <> or 574.674.8800 ext. 108.

Upcoming Events

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

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