Trinity Times

December 6, 2017

STAY INFORMED – WISCONSIN PARENTAL CHOICE PROGRAM & TRINITY


At the December 3rd Voter’s Meeting, it was decided we should apply to the Wisconsin and Milwaukee Parental Choice Programs. The vote was 44-3 in favor of that action.


Thank you for your attendance at the Open Forums, for reading our bulletin announcements, TLS newsletter announcements, and our emails, for taking our surveys, and for all of your verbal feedback. Though the vote is done, our communication lines are still open. We encourage you to approach Principal Justin Gut with any questions, concerns, and comments as we move forward. We want to address any concerns that you may still have regarding the program and how we will make use of it.


Our next steps are both big and small. Our big step is to submit our application to the program by January 10th. Once accepted, we will begin taking small steps into the program via opening a limited number of seats in 4K – 2nd Grade. We eagerly look forward to this opportunity to carry out our mission and share God’s love with all. Please continue to keep all faculty and staff in your prayers as they start the application process, and please ask for the Lord’s blessings on our efforts!

ADVENT MEALS START TONIGHT

Advent Suppers will be held in the Fellowship Hall December 6, 13 and 20 starting at 5:30 p.m. Meals include beverage, sandwich condiments, assorted relish tray, and dessert. A free-will offering will be collected (a minimum of $3 per adult would be appreciated to help cover expenses). The menu is:


December 6

Hosted by Fellowship Committee

Brenda's Chili or Hot Dogs

December 13

Hosted by Boy Pioneers

Ham/Turkey Subs or Hot Dogs and Potato Chowder Soup

December 20

Hosted by the Elders

Chicken Salad or Hot Dogs and Cheesey Broccoli Soup

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT NEEDS YOUR HELP THIS THURSDAY AND SATURDAY!

GIRL'S C-TEAM TOURNAMENT DEC. 7 AND 9:

The Booster Club is looking for MANY volunteers to help with our tournament on Thursday Dec. 7 and Saturday Dec. 9. If you have not received a sign up genius to help, and would still like to, please let Mr. Rydecki know as soon as possible. We have openings in the concession area, score table, and tournament entry. Thank you for your help! Here also is the is the SIgn-Up Genius link: Basketball Concessions


The Booster Club is also looking for a "LEAD" concessions coordinator to head up our concession stand during the basketball season (December and January). This person will need to help get things ready for each of our home basketball games. If you are interested, please contact either Tammy Raabe or Matt Rydecki. Thank you!

UPCOMING SCHOOL EVENTS/MEETINGS:

Thursday, Dec 7: Christmas Tree Decorating in Church (Teens encouraged to help :) - 4:00 PM

Tuesday, Dec. 12: Parent Council Meeting - 6 PM - Science Lab

and Lutheran Boy Pioneer Meeting - 6:30 PM - Fellowship Hall

TEACHER CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Dear Parents,

The Christmas season is quickly approaching and we once again are asking you to please help us thank our hardworking and dedicated Trinity school teachers, childcare staff, and pastors for all they do. We plan to provide them gift cards to their favorite stores/restaurants. We are asking you, our school families, to contribute whatever you can monetarily (cash, checks) in appreciation for the invaluable Christian education being provided to our children. If you are unable to provide a monetary contribution, please consider writing a brief note of thanks – any notes provided will be forwarded when we distribute the gift cards. Please drop off your contributions/notes to Kim or Jennie in the school office no later than Friday, December 15 (envelopes are available in the office to fill out for your convenience). Please include your child/children's name and the specific educator(s) you would like the gifts to go to. If you have any questions, please reach out to either John or Liesl Ross (262-574-0402) who are coordinating this effort on behalf of the Parent Council. Click here for a listing of all teachers: TEACHER LISTING

Yours in Christ,

John and Liesl Ross

HISTORY FAIR REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Deadline for the 2018 Trinity Lutheran History Fair EXTENDED until Friday, December 8.

Registrations after this time may not be accepted. Turn in your registration form today to the box outside the gym, or drop them off in the school office.

Thursday, Dec. 7: BBQ Shredded Chicken Sandwich

Friday, Dec. 8: French Bread Pizza

Monday, Dec. 11: Chicken Nuggets

Tuesday, Dec. 12: Soft Shell Tacos

Wednesday, Dec. 13: Waffles


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

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS WHO MADE HIGH HONORS AND HONORS 1ST QUARTER:

HIGH HONORS

8th - Kaylin A., Jasmine K., Mackenzie N., Lexi O., Thomas R., Elizabeth T., Madison V., Leona W., Nick W.

7th - Lydia F., Karlie J., Myra S.

6th - Everett B., Judah B., Lucy F., Gillian J., Colton K., Julia N., Anna P., Brady R., Daniel R., Mya S., Max W.

5th - Emma E., Annabelle F., Lillian M.


HONORS

8th - Grace A., Sophia B., Dylan P., Mason R., Nathan W.

7th - Alexis B., Owen D., Elizabeth O., Jonathan O., Madelyn S., Briana S., Aaron Z.

6th - Jordan A., Zachary E., Braden E., Jordan H., Aidan J., Sawyer J., Jarrad K., Brianne L., Adam M., Amber N., Michael W.

5th - Connor E., Tyler S., Trinity Z.

GRADES 1-8 CHRISTMAS SERVICE INFORMATION

Saturday, December 16, is the Grades 1-8 Christmas Service

at 3:30 & 5:30 pm.

Because of possible parking and seating congestion, we are encouraging parents whose child's last name ends in A-L attend the 3:30 pm service, while the parents whose child's last name ends in M-Z attend the 5:30 pm service. The children are expected to attend both services. More details follow:

  • You may arrive as early as 2:15 pm for the first service and 4:50 pm for the second service. For the first service, children are to sit with their parents until 3:10, at which time they should report to their classrooms.
  • Children will receive a snack in their classrooms between the services.
  • Pre-service music will start at 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm. Once the pre-service music begins, we ask that out of courtesy to the musicians, you listen quietly and silence your cell phones.
  • Pictures taken may be taken by the Christmas tree at the following times: 2:15-2:45, 4:30-4:50, or after each service.
  • Students are to be picked up in their classrooms immediately after the 2nd service.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE SPECIAL UPCOMING SERVICES IN DECEMBER...

Midweek Advent Services: December 6, 13, 20 - 10:30 am & 6:30 pm

Pre-K & Kindergarten Christmas Service: Saturday, December 9 - 5:30 pm

Festival of Lessons & Carols: Sunday, December 10 - 8:15 & 10:45 am

Grades 1-8 Christmas Services: Saturday, December 16 - 3:30 & 5:30 pm

Christmas Eve Services: Sunday, December 24 - 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm & 10:00 pm

Christmas Day Service: Monday, December 25 - 9:00 am

New Year's Eve Communion Service: Sunday, December 31 - 5:30 pm

ORDER YOUR GRADES 1-8 CHRISTMAS SERVICE DVD

Each year, the Grades 1-8 Christmas Service is recorded and parents have the opportunity to purchase a DVD. If you would like one, they are $5.00 a piece. Please bring your money to the school office.

BOX TOPS/SENTRY RECEIPTS

We are still collecting these throughout the school year. A box is located on bench outside school office. Remember to check expiration dates, and the date and sticker both need to be present on the Sentry receipts. WE ARE NO LONGER COLLECTING CAMPBELL'S SOUP LABELS FOR EDUCATION, POSTAGE STAMPS OR MILK CAPS.

MISSION OFFERING for churches devastated in the south by storms

So far this semester, Trinity Lutheran School has collected

$1,087.75

To God the Glory!

HELP OUR WAUKESHA NEIGHBORS WITH FOOD BARRELS

The Board of Elders have placed large food barrels to collect on Trinity’s Campus as part of our Good Samaritan effort to benefit our Waukesha Food Pantry. From now until 12/31, please bring your non-perishable non-expired food items (such as cereal, canned foods, mac & cheese, etc.) to help feed our 1,200 hungry neighbors who come to the Pantry every week. Contact Elder Linus Bell for more info: 262-501-0546. Our Savior has told us: “Love one another” (John 13:34). Thanks for your kind support!


Click here for needed items: FOOD PANTRY

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

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