Trinity Times

September 27, 2017


Stomp Out Bullying: October is National Bullying Prevention Month. At Trinity, we recognize that bullying is not a Christian attitude and so we support the anti-bullying campaign. We encourage students to wear BLUE to help support this cause on Monday, October 2! Our Theme for Bullying prevention will be Stand Up for Others. Be Brave! If you see someone being bullied, don't just watch, step in and stand up for them. If you need to, it's okay to grab an adult/ teacher to help you talk with them.

K-4 will be learning that hurtful words are easy to say and that we're not able to put those words back into our mouths. Upper grades will be using positive messages to help build strong, positive relationships and make positive friendships! Please help us support this awesome cause that will help our children to better demonstrate Christ's love through their actions and attitudes toward other students here at Trinity.

Extended Hours Program Reminder:

For the safety of all our students, any student who arrives prior to 8:15 a.m. MUST sign into EHP! Thank you for your cooperation. Also, if you will be using this program, please click on this link to review the policies: EHP Policies

Pastor Appreciation Day: Wednesday, October 11, is Pastor Appreciation Day at TLS. Trinity students, faculty and families will be thanking all six pastors from Trinity and our sister churches who help with the weekly chapel service. We will be presenting each pastor with a small gift of appreciation for the wonderful work they do at our chapel service that day at 8:45 a.m. Please join us. We are asking for a small donation of $1-$5 from each student or family to cover the costs of the gifts - however, don't let that amount limit your appreciation. You are certainly welcome to give more! Please bring the donation to the school office by Monday, October 9. Each pastor is invited to eat lunch with the students that day as well. Help us thank our pastors for all they do!

Pastor John Borgwardt (Living Word - Waukesha), Pastor Jonathan Arndt (Reformation – Genesee), Pastor Timothy Gerbing (Christ - Pewaukee), Pastor Jason Hacker (Grace – Waukesha), Pastor Aaron Christie (Trinity), Pastor Scott Oelhafen (Trinity), and Pastor Lawrence Gates (Trinity).

Does your child need OTC medication during the school day? If so, please complete this Medication Administration Consent Form. Please bring the form along with the medication to the school office with your child’s name on it, and we will keep it locked up. This goes for prescription medication too. Thank you for your cooperation!

Singing Schedule

Pre-Planned Absences: In the event your student MUST miss any or all of a scheduled school day, please fill out the Pre-Planned Absence Form (link on page 2) and turn it into the school office ASAP. Consult the TLS Handbook for detailed information on school attendance.

Library Volunteers: Are you looking for an easy & fun way to help here at Trinity? The school library could use some volunteers to help during classroom library times. If you are interested in giving 30 minutes or more of your time each week, please fill out the google form or contact Mrs. Kaulitz. Link to the form: Library Volunteer Form

Use Caution in Parking Lot: Please be aware there may be kids practicing sports after school hours. Please use caution when driving through at those times.

Next Culver's Night: Tuesday, October 3, 5-8 PM, Woodman's location.

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Student Service Opportunity

  • We are looking for loaves of bread to be baked or purchased and donated by Tuesday, October 10th.
  • Students will distribute on Thursday, October 12th.
  • Students will be raking and collecting nonperishable food on Wednesday, October 25th.
  • Look for more info to come home later this week.


The students in grades K-8 will be taking MAP testing starting Monday, October 9 through Tuesday, October 24. Please make your best effort not to schedule any appointments for your child(ren) during this time. Thank you!
MAP Growth Parent Toolkit Video

Parent Orientation Survey

If you did not fill out this survey last week please take a moment and fill it out to help us in our planning for next year.


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


The WISCO 5-8 Grade Spelling Bee is scheduled to take place at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 30, at Wisconsin Lutheran High School. The following Trinity students will be representing our school. Please consider stopping by to watch them participate or simply encourage them in their talents!

5th Grade: Emma Ehlke and Connor Evert

6th Grade: Anna Pufahl, Judah Borgwardt, Jordan Hoehl, Everett Baer, and Daniel Reinke

7th Grade: Myra Stray and Briana Schram

8th Grade: Kaylin Allen, Tristan Schuppler, Emma Widish, Madison Vasatko, and Jacob Bonow


We have been invited to display art projects at the Waukesha Public Library for a month starting the week of September 24. All the grades have been making projects for this occasion. Take time to stop by the library and look at what our students have created!


It's still not too late to sign up for the dance team! Our first practice is Sunday, October 8. Please contact Deanna Dodge directly at


We will be meeting the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7-8 PM to discuss event planning for the school year. ALL are welcome!!

Please check out our Parent Council Website so you can always stay updated on our school events. Things you can find:

PC Events & Activities

Lunch & Playground Duty Sign-Up

Parent Council Members & Reps

SCRIP & SCRIP-To-Go Schedule

And much more!

(Website is being updated – thank you for your patience)


Have any old phones or DVD players lying around collecting dust? Mr. Zoellner, our science teacher, could use them for his classes! If you can help, please contact Seth at
Thursday, September 28: Baked Potato

Friday, September 29: Domino's Pizza - Pepperoni or Cheese

Monday, October 2: Hot Dog on a Bun

Tuesday, October 3: Nachos Deluxe

Wednesday, October 4: 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.


Mission offering this semester will be going to help the churches devastated by the tropical storm, Harvey, in Texas. Students may bring their offerings to the Wednesday Chapel services or they can be brought to the weekend church services and placed in the offering plates. Thank you!

So far this semester, Trinity Lutheran School has collected $367.86.

To God the Glory!


For the 2017-2018 school year TLS will be collecting the following:

*BOX TOPS (please check Exp. Dates!)




PLEASE NOTE: We are NOT collecting postage stamps, milk caps/milk labels or Labels for Education (Campbell’s soup labels).


Beating the heat in Cross Country!

Last week saw our Cross Country team racing at the St John’s meet at Mukwonago County Park. This race was 5-8th grade, and it was our hottest yet. Everyone ran great despite the high temperature, and our boys brought home the 2nd place trophy. You can find the newest member of our team, “Pete”, in the awards case soon. Great job everyone!

Two more chances with lots of individual and team award potential coming up this week. Wednesday 9/27 we race at Sussex Park and Saturday 9/30 we race at Greenfield Park.


Please click on these links for multiple Basketball Leagues/Camps from WI Focus Basketball.

2018 Club/AAU Fall Tryout Information

Pre-Season Free Throw Camp

Focus Minis Camp

Fall Session of Skills & Drills


Luther Prep

Jr. “Nix” Boys Basketball Club Tryouts

For 6th-8th Grade

Dates: October 15 and 22

Location: LPS Gym

Time: 4-6 PM

View this link for more details:

Jr. “Nix” BB Club Tryouts


For girls ages 5+

When: Thursday, October 12 and Friday, October 13

Where: West High School

Sign up by September 27! Space is limited!

Click here for more information

& Registration Form:

Waukesha West Cheer Clinic

Fliers are also in brochure rack


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:

Autumn Growth Groups

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

New Trinity You Tube Channel

New Luther Movie


Come to the Volunteer Machine Workshop this evening at 7 pm!

Does your Trinity group have too many people volunteering? Then this presentation isn't for you. :-)

The truth is that volunteer recruitment is a constant challenge for any church. This presentation, on Wednesday, September 27, at 7 pm in the Trinity Fellowship Hall, will look at the Biblical fuel for volunteerism as well as tips to recruit and retain a steady stream of volunteers as we carry out Jesus' mission for His church.

Professor David Scharf from Martin Luther College, our SAA presenter back in April 2017, will share practical ways to help grow our ministries. ALL Trinity Boards/Committees/members are strongly encouraged to attend. To help our leaders properly plan, please pre-register ASAP at this link:

Bring your Trinity group or just yourself!


Do you have a few hours open on Wednesday and/or Friday mornings? Maybe you know someone who could team up with you and split/rotate those mornings?

Trinity's church office is looking for an individual(s) who are willing to serve by helping on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Volunteer duties include answering the phones, using the copier and light office and computer work.

Stop by the church office and see Sandy Huebner or Susan Martinez. Need directions or help getting connected to them - stop in the school office.


Local Christian band, Koine’, is releasing their new album – Cross Heart Rose Sky Ring at the Waukesha County Expo Center on September 30 @ 5:00 PM. This event is in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, and it's FREE!!

Doors open at 4:00 PM.