Trinity Times

December 12, 2018

TEACHER/DAYCARE CHRISTMAS GIFTS DUE THIS FRIDAY

The Christmas season is here and Trinity's Parent Council is once again asking you to please help us thank our hardworking and dedicated Trinity school teachers and childcare staff. 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. A brief note of thanks or drawing will be equally appreciated.


Please drop your gifts in either the school office or daycare no later than THIS Friday, December 14 (envelopes are available in both locations for your convenience). Please include your child/children's name and use the handy checkboxes to specify the educator(s) for whom your gift is intended. 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.


Yours in Christ,

John and Liesl Ross

ADVENT SERVICE/SUPPER TODAY AND DECEMBER 19


Plan to come and worship at 3:45 and stay for dinner, or come for dinner at 4:45 and stay for evening service at 6:30. Food will be served from 4:45 to 6:15.


Enjoy warm comfort food with live music in our fellowship hall. Come and bring a friend for some food and fellowship!


Wednesday, 12/12: Taco Bar and more served by Trinity’s Thursday Morning Ladies Bible Study Group

Wednesday, 12/19: Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwiches served by the Adult Choir

TOMORROW'S CHOICE SPECIAL GIFT GIVING

We are encouraging the students to bring a Christmas gift to help others. We will dedicate our gift giving to babies and mothers of our community who are in need of care, just as Baby Jesus and Mary were in need that first Christmas. Below is a list of items needed for Tomorrow’s Choice. Your never know how your physical gift to someone in need will turn into an opportunity for the Tomorrow’s Choice workers to share their faith. PLEASE BRING ITEMS TO SCHOOL BY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19.


· Diapers – any size (4 preferred)

· Baby Wipes

· Socks

· Baby Shampoo/Body Wash

· Jesus books

· Cash

GRADES 1-8 CHRISTMAS SERVICE INFORMATION

Saturday, December 15, 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 5:30 pm service, while the parents whose child's last name ends in M-Z attend the 3:30 pm service. The children are expected to attend both services.

More details below:

  • You may arrive as early as 2:00 pm for the first service and 4:30 pm for the second service. For the first service, children are to sit with their parents until 3:10 pm, 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 3:05 for the first service and 5:05 for the second service. We ask that out of courtesy to the musicians, you listen quietly and silence your cell phones during this time.
  • Pictures may be taken by the Christmas tree at the following times: 2:00-2:30 & 4:30-4:50, or after the 2nd service.
  • Students are to be picked up in their classrooms immediately after the 2nd service.

ORDER YOUR GRADES 1-8 CHRISTMAS SERVICE DVD OR BLU-RAY

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

HOLIDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Click here for Trinity's upcoming Holiday Worship Schedule.

PURCHASE ANYTHING FROM SHUTTERFLY OR TINY PRINTS AND TRINITY WILL GET 8% BACK!

Life Touch (our school photographer) and Shutterfly have partnered up and Trinity will receive a special commission to participate in the Shutterfly Storefront Program. Just click on the link below to take you to Trinity's storefront and start shopping. When you click through and make a purchase, Trinity will receive 8% of the net order (after discounts and before shipping and taxes)! Tell your friends and family too as they can make purchase through our storefront!


TLS Shutterfly Storefront

UPCOMING CHRISTMAS BREAK

Trinity's Christmas break starts at Noon on Friday, December 21 (morning and afternoon busing is available; there is NO EHP in the afternoon). We will be on break through Friday, January 4. School will resume on Monday, January 7.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES:

  • 12/12 - Advent Worship Services - 3:45 & 6:30 PM; Advent Supper - 4:45-6:15 PM
  • 12/13 - Grades K-2 Math Club - 3:45 PM
  • 12/15 - Grades 1-8 Christmas Service Program - 3:30 & 5:30 PM
  • 12/18 - Board of Ed Meeting - 6:30 PM
  • 12/19 - Advent Worship Services - 3:45 & 6:30 PM; Advent Supper - 4:45-6:15 PM
  • 12/20 - Grades 2-3 Field Trip to First Stage - 11:00 AM; Grades 3-5 Math Club - 3:45 PM; Basketball games at St. Paul's Muskego - see athletic calendar - 4:30-8:00 PM
  • 12/21 - Noon Dismissal
  • 12/24-1/4 - Christmas Break!

Thursday, 12/13: Mini Corn Dogs

Friday, 12/14: Cheese French Bread Pizza

Monday, 12/17: Chicken Patty on a Bun

Tuesday, 12/18: Walking Tacos

Wednesday, 12/19: Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Thursday, 12/20: Pasta w/Meat Sauce


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

LUNCH BALANCE REMINDER

The Board of Education adopted a policy that when a student’s lunch account becomes negative $20, that student will not be allowed to select the #1 entrée for lunch. However #2, PBJ, and #3, Salad Bar, will still be lunch options for the student.


The staff salaries and food expenses are paid for solely by the funds collected for lunch. Any amounts in your student's lunch accounts that do not get used this year, will roll over into the next school year. You can monitor you students lunch balance and receive email alerts at a threshold of your choosing via Power School. Thank you for keeping positive balances in your student's lunch account!

DOWNLOAD TRINITY PROGRAMS/EVENTS/SPORTS IN SHUTTERFLY! SIGN-UP INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:

 Have you ever missed an event at school?

 Have you ever missed one event or sport because you had to be at another?

 Have you ever missed a field trip?

 Have you ever thought that someone else really captured a great moment and wanted to have that photo or video?


If you answered 'YES' to any of these, then you'll want to be a part of this! A Shutterfly Site account has been created for Trinity parents and teachers who want to have access to this wonderful resource (and it is safe and secure).


SIGN-UP IS SO SIMPLE & FREE - JUST FILL OUT THE ATTACHED FORM, AND RETURN IT TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE: TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL SHUTTERFLY FAQs/SIGN-UP


The more families that sign up and start uploading the more memories and moments we can all capture and use for our yearbook, for the classroom, for projects and of course for our own personal use to create albums or gifts to purchase through Shutterfly.

MISSION OFFERINGS

Mission offerings can be brought to chapel each Wednesday. During the 1st semester, offerings will be given to our Russian missionaries.

Mission money collected so far: $1,545.19

Thank you!

WLHS SACRED CHRISTMAS CONCERT & INSTALLATION SERVICE

Sacred Christmas Concert - Sunday, December 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the WLHS auditorium. This concert will feature A Cappella, Cantorei, and Freshman Choirs of WLHS, Inspiration, Jubilation Handbell Choir, Wisconsin Lutheran Children’s Choir, and numerous instrumentalists. Admission is free, and a freewill offering will be taken during the concert.


WLHS Installation Service — A special installation celebration service for new WLHS staff will be held on Sunday, January 13, at 3:00 p.m. at Pilgrim Ev. Lutheran Church (W156 N5436 Bette Drive, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051). Academic Dean Mr. Jim Brandt and Mission Advancement Chief Development Officer Mr. John Sebald will be installed. Everyone is invited to attend.

HELP NEEDED TO REACH A MILLION SOULS THIS CHRISTMAS

Did you know our WELS congregations are working together (called C18) to aggressively reach a million souls this special season to learn more of the Savior Jesus under the theme: “A Light in the Darkness”? More importantly, we want our friends, relatives, neighbors, and co-workers to learn of Jesus as Savior to go to heaven. This season, your Trinity Evangelism Commission has purchased 4,000 invite cards and 150 lawn signs as tools to help our congregation reach many people in Waukesha County. These witness tools are intended to help YOU more easily share your Christian joy and faith with others. THIS week, take an invite card (or more) and share it with someone you know (your FRAN who is your: Friends, Relatives, Associates, Neighbors) or even put it up at your gym, place of work, grocery store, etc. to welcome them to Christmas services here.


Even share the Trinity Christmas Facebook post from this past week with others!

NEW THIS YEAR – take a full-color yard sign (and stand) and immediately put it up on your lawn inviting your neighbors to Trinity this Christmas. The signs are available by the piano in the Trinity Room. The signs are FREE, but just sign up if/when you take one (name/cell). Hang on to your sign and use it NEXT year. For more info, please speak with Evangelism chairman Brad Tildahl 262-203-1272 or Pastor Oelhafen 262-442-8568.

HELP OUR WAUKESHA NEIGHBORS WITH DONATIONS OF NON-PERISHABLES

The Board of Elders have placed large food barrels to collect food on Trinity’s Campus (located at the East and West entrances of church) as part of a larger Good Samaritan effort to directly support our Waukesha Food Pantry. From now until 12/27, please bring your non-perishable, non-expired food items (bring something you and your family would like to eat such as cereal, canned foods, mac & cheese, etc. – a complete list is on the barrels) to help feed our 1200 hungry neighbors who come to the Pantry every week. Contact Elder Linus Bell for more info: 262-501-0546. Our Savior Jesus has told us: “Love one another” (John 13:34). Will you help us help our neighbors?

ATHLETIC PROGRAMS:

JR. VIKINGS WRESTLING

Registration is now open for the WLHS Jr. Vikings Wrestling program. Click here for details and registration: 2018-2019 Jr. Vikings Wrestling Program


Practices will begin in December and are held at Wisconsin Lutheran High School from 6:30-8:30 PM - Monday evenings. A full schedule of practices days and dates will be provided with the registration.

2019 WLHS BOYS BASEBALL CAMP

The 2019 WLHS boys baseball camp is set to take place at Wisconsin Lutheran High School’s Main Gym on Sunday, January 27, February 3, and February 10. There will be two sessions each day (Grades 2-4) from 12:00-1:00 pm and (Grades 5-8) from 1:30 pm-3:00 pm. The camp will focus on proper throwing mechanics, defensive skills, and developing the hitter’s swing. Fee is $40 and deadline to register is January 13, 2019. Click here for registration: 2019 WLHS 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 information:

BIC

Trinity You Tube Channel

God's Yellow Pages

TLS WEBSITE

You can view the a short list of the following information/forms on our school website for the 2018-2019 school year. More can be found on the actual website:

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

2018-2019 Yearly School Calendar

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

Background Check

ALL Athletic Forms

Medication Administration Consent Form

Pre-Planned Absence Form

Singing Schedule