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COLD AND FLU SEASON REMINDER

We want our children to be generous with others, but with the cold and flu season upon us there are certain things we just don’t want shared. Please keep the following guidelines in mind when deciding whether or not to send your child to school. This will help to control the spread of infectious diseases at school and allow your child to be available for learning. Students should remain home for the following reasons:

  • For a temperature greater than 100 degrees. Children should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school and not taking fever reducing medication to control symptoms.
  • If diagnosed with a strep infection. Students need to be on an antibiotic for a minimum of 24 hours, fever free, and feeling well before returning to school.
  • If your child has vomited or had persistent diarrhea during the night or in the morning before school.
  • If your child has a heavy, moist productive cough, chest congestion, or discolored nasal drainage.
  • If your child has pinkeye (conjunctivitis). Students need to have completed 24 hours of medication, and have no visible redness or discharge before returning to school.

Students should be kept home until they have been symptom free for 24 hours. This is important for your child’s health and the health of his/her classmates. Please continue to remind your child of the importance of frequent hand washing, healthy eating, and proper use and disposal of tissues during this cold and flu season.

AUCTION MEETING TONIGHT 11.28.17 – JOIN US!

OPEN TO ALL!
TODAY!!! Tuesday, November 28th
6:30 p.m.
WE NEED YOUR INPUT!!!!
We are starting to plan for the upcoming Auction March 10th, 2018. We are asking room parents to get more involved and looking for some  OUT OF THE BOX  thinkers to plan and put together this years auction. 
Please plan to join us for a short meeting TONIGHT, Tuesday Nov. 28th at 6:30 p.m. in the Activity Room (110). We need/want your input on this years auction!!

RESOURCE FORCE – ORDER YOUR FREE KIT!!!

Our school is participating in an energy-saving program called The Resource Force. The goal of the program is to save energy by giving our families the opportunity to receive a FREE Resource Kit full of items that can be used to save energy around the home.
If our school reaches 100 sign-ups for the FREE kit from our families and staff by December 18th, we will automatically win $250!
YOU NEED NOT BE A CURRENT FAMILY ATTENDING TRINITY SCHOOL TO PARTICIPATE Please help us win by visiting resourcekit.org or call 1-844-452-1160 to sign up and credit our school. Thank you!

TRINITY TIGER TIDBITS 11.21.17

KOENIG CORNER
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Here are some answers I have received:
  • The gift of life is the best blessing of all. Don’t take it for granted.
  • A special day to count our blessings and all things that we are grateful for.
  • For unconditional love and unwavering support.
  • Thank you mom and dad for giving me food, shelter, and love.
  • For friends like you, that make this world a better place.
  • Thank God that I was not born a turkey.
  • A home filled with laughter, freedom, and love.
  • For teachers that are strong, supportive, admirable, and understanding.
On this Thanksgiving week we stop a take a moment to be grateful for all our blessings we sometimes easily take for granted. For the freedom which this great country provides, the opportunity for growth and achievement within our jobs and our school. For the confidence and trust you have given us as partners in your child’s learning. We wouldn’t be where we are without you. On behalf of all of our staff, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. 
Serving Alongside You,
Dawn Koenig
   IT’S NOT JUST JOKING AROUND
Wednesday February 7th
We will be welcoming national renowned author and speaker Jodee Blanco to work with us here at Trinity. She will be here the whole day, presenting to the different grade levels a plethora of information from her life as a bullied child.
She will spend time observing the culture here at Trinity, meeting with students who need someone to talk to, students who need advice concerning their role and how to move forward to create a positive change.
After school, she will be presenting a teacher workshop helping teachers to identify bullying, how to assist and intervene effectively, how to incorporate anti-bullying and other life lessons at school. She will present strategies and solutions for dealing with the difficult child and how to create enlightened forms of discipline that are “compassion-centric”.
In the evening (7p.m. in the Family Life Center), she will wrap up the day with a parent/child seminar. She will present warning signs for bullies and victims, and how to intervene and deal with other parents. Children are encouraged to come as she uses them to walk the parents through typical clichés adults use on bullied kids and why they don’t work.
Her books include:
  • Please Stop Laughing at Me..
  • Please Stop Laughing at Us
  • The Please Stop Laughing at Me Journal
  • Bullied Kids Speak Out: We Survived, How You Can Too



RESOURCE FORCE



Our school is participating in an energy-saving program called The Resource Force. The goal of the program is to save energy by giving our families the opportunity to receive a FREE Resource Kit full of items that can be used to save energy around the home.



If our school reaches 100 sign-ups for the FREE kit from our families and staff by December 18th, we will automatically win $250!



Please help us win by visiting resourcekit.org or call 1-844-452-1160 to sign up and credit our school. Thank you!



MIDDLE SCHOOL HEADMASTER



Although student Headmaster log-in information was sent to all parents on August 8th, students were recently given their information again.



Student accounts are currently linked to the parents email addresses on file. This gives your student access to their homework, grades, etc. in Headmaster, but is NOT the same as your parent account. If you recently received a notice that your password has been changed, it could be that your student forgot their information and changed their account – thereby notifying you of the change. If you have received this notice, and did not change your information, please continue to use your password on file. If you are having an issue accessing your parent account using your log-in and password, please contact the school office.



KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS!



Abby Raymond, one of our current 8th grade students, has been asked by USA Weightlifting to represent Team USA in the U15 South American Championships in Lima, Peru. Abby will be 1 of 6 female athletes selected from the USA.



Abby will also be participating in the American Open/Youth Pan American qualifier in Anaheim, CA!



Please keep Abby in your prayers for safe travel and as she competes. Congratulations Abby!



AUCTION COMMITTEE MEETING


OPEN TO ALL!


Tuesday, November 28th


6:30 p.m.



The Elementary School Ministry took over the auction last year, and despite a few bumps, it was a very successful event. 



We are starting to plan for the upcoming Auction March 10th, 2018. We are asking room parents to get more involved and looking for some OUT OF THE BOX thinkers to plan and put together this years auction. 



Please plan to join us for a short meeting on Tuesday Nov. 28th at 6:30 p.m. in the Activity Room (110). We need/want your input on this years auction!!



BASKETBALL SEASON



Our Trinity Basketball season has begun!



Please see the following links below for the current schedules. If you have questions, or don’t see the information you need listed, please contact the coach directly.







SAVE THE DATE!


6th – 8th GRADE MIDDLE SCHOOL


“Winter Wonderland” Dance


Saturday, December 16th @ 7 – 10 PM


Trinity Community Center



Our Student Council will be hosting this year’s first middle school (6 – 8 grade) dance on Saturday, December 16th down at our Community Center Youth Room. Watch for more information on when tickets will be on sale ($5 in advance, more at the door)!



TOY STORE VOLUNTEERS



Come and be a part of Trinity’s Toy Store! We need help setting up the Toy Store Friday December 8th, the day before the event. Be the hands and feet of Christ as we serve our community.



Sign up on TheCity to be part of the setup team sorting toys and setting up the Toy Store in the Heritage Center. Setup is Friday from 4:00p.m.-7:00p.m. Please come as you are able during this time. Many hands make light work!



Have you always wanted to be “a kid in a toy store”? Come and be a Personal Shopper and help families shop for toys. Were you more the child who played behind the cash register as a kid? Then Check Out duty is for you. Regardless of the kid still in you, we think everyone will find a place to serve at the Toy Store!



If you would like to serve on Saturday during the Toy Store event, please click here to visit the City post titled Toy Store Volunteers.  





PARKING LOT REMINDER



As the weather begins to change, we thought this would be a good time to remind our families of the parking lot policies we have in place at Trinity Lutheran Church and School.



For the safety of our students, staff, visitors and members, we ask that you follow these rules as provided on the attachments/diagrams below. As you will see, there are different rules for morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up .



Also, please remember to give other family or friends that may pick up your child(ren) your assigned family parking space number and let them know the rules as well.



We thank you for your cooperation. Please feel free to  contact us  should you have any questions.





VOLUNTEER SNOW SHOVELING



Please consider joining the Community Care team this winter in helping our neighbors who cannot shovel driveways on their own. Volunteers will be put in groups of 4 to “adopt” a home for the 2018/19 season. Snow blowers are available to borrow at Trinity.



What a wonderful way to serve together as a family, or students can be paired up with other adults to work in groups to ensure a timely response after a snow event. Sign up on the Volunteer Up website.  https://volunteerup.com/Login.asp



Christmas Joy Vacation Bible School


Dec 27 – 29


9 a.m. – 12 p.m.



Holidays are a busy time! In all the hustle and bustle after Christmas Day it can be overwhelming!




We want to offer families a day program just for kids so that you can get back to work or finish up odds and ends!



Trinity would like to welcome all kids Preschool through 5th grade to our Christmas VBSCHRISMTAS JOY .” We invite your kids to come learn all about the exciting Christmas story that is sure to bring joy to their hearts absolutely FREE !



Christmas Joy VBS Includes:



  • Meeting the Characters of Christmas

  • Hands on games and crafts

  • Interactive worship

  • Exciting Bible lessons

  • Snacks

  • A WHOLE LOTTA FUN!
Sign up before December 20th by clicking on the registration form!

PARKING LOT REMINDERS

As the weather begins to change, we thought this would be a good time to remind our families of the parking lot policies we have in place at Trinity Lutheran Church and School.

For the safety of our students, staff, visitors and members, we ask that you follow these rules as provided on the attachments.  As you will see, there are different rules for morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up.

Also, please remember to give other family or friends that may pick up your child(ren) your assigned family parking space number and let them know the rules as well.

We thank you for your cooperation.  Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions.

LOST AND FOUND

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Has your child misplaced their water bottle?  Perhaps a t-shirt?  Maybe even a book??


Our first batch of “Lost and Found” items are displayed outside the school office until the end of this week.  Please be sure to stop by, or have your student check for any items that you may be missing.

Any items left after this Friday, November 17th, will be donated to a worthy cause.

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Trinity Lutheran School – Tiger Tidbits November 7, 2017


QUICK REFERENCE LINKS:




KOENIG CORNER

I can hardly believe that it is November and Parent Teacher Conferences are upon us. Here are a few things to remember in regards to Parent Teacher Conferences. 




  • Conferences are a two-way conversation. 

  • Ask your child how things are going at school, what they think the teacher is going to say about them and their progress this year. 

  • Ask your child if there is anything that they want you to ask the teacher about.

  • Arrive with a few questions ready to ask.

  • Be sure to talk with your child after the conference. Share areas they are strong in and areas they need to work on. 

  • Don’t leave thinking this is the only conversation to be had. Keep in communication with your child’s teacher/s. Open communication is always the best policy.

Serving Alongside You,

Dawn Koenig


CULVER’S LUNCH

NJHS FUNDRAISER

November 16th



Our National Junior Honor Society students will be holding their first Culver’s Lunch fundraiser of the year next week Thursday! Orders are due no later than tomorrow, November 8th, by noon ( no exceptions will be made ) and should be turned into your student’s teacher with payment.

Please note that no other hot lunch (i.e., WT Cafe’) will be offered on Thursday, November 16th. If your student does not place an order for Culver’s, they must bring a bag lunch.


BOYS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL

Congratulations to our Boys Varsity Volleyball team for placing 2nd in the State Volleyball Tournament!

Special congratulations to Vito LaGioia and Noah Richcreek for being selected for the State All-Tournament Team! WAY TO GO TIGERS!!!


Parent University November 8, 2018

Have Fun Keeping Your Kids Active This Winter!

Please be sure to join us for the upcoming Parent University on Wednesday, November 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Athletic Room (114). Dr. Erin Ducat, a chiropractic physician specializing in sports medicine, will discuss why staying active is important to your child’s lifelong health and academic success. Dress comfortably to participate in hands on demos of fun and inexpensive ways to get your kids (and parents) moving in an age-appropriate manner.


BOOK FAIR

The Book Fair is HERE!!!!! Please come visit the Wild West Book Fairand support our school library! The Fair will be held in the REC on the following days:




  • Tuesday, November 7, 3:30-4:30

  • Wednesday, November 8, 3:30-4:30 and 6:00-7:00

  • Thursday, November 9, 12:00-7:30
We will be looking for volunteers every day. Details to come soon! Please email Kim Epting atEptingK@trinityroselle.com for more information. We hope to see you there!


PARENT / TEACHER CONFERENCES

NOVEMBER 9 & 10, 2017

Conferences are this week Thursday and Friday!!! Be sure you have scheduled a time to meet with your child(ren)s teacher(s) by the end of today!

We ask that you use the following link to schedule your conference for all grades Preschool 3 – 8th grade. Please feel free to contact the school office with any questions you might have. If the teacher you are scheduling with has no openings,




AUCTION COMMITTEE MEETING

OPEN TO ALL!

Tuesday, November 14th

7:00 p.m.

Next week Tuesday we will hold our first Auction Committee meeting from 6:30 – 7 pm (just before the next PTL meeting) in the REC.

This meeting is open to anyone interested in assisting with planning, donations, etc. We especially recommend that room parents attend with any questions. We need many hands and hearts to continue making this school fundraiser a major success!



If you can’t make the meeting but would still like to assist, please contact Dawn Koenig directly.


THE CLINIC

Help us make a difference in someone’s life!

Thank you to all who donated coats! We are excited to say we received a total of 32!

Only 4 more days until Clinic 11 on Sat. Nov. 11, 2017!!!

 

This is the free clinic for area residents who are in need. It is an outreach event to support the community by striving to meet human needs in Christ’s name. 

 


Thank you to all who have volunteered. You should have received an email with general information for that day. If not, please contact Brenda Connolly .

 

If you didn’t register and are now available to volunteer on that day, just come on Saturday morning and sign up at Volunteer Registration desk which will be located by the preschool entrance.  If you are in need of FREE volunteer child care, you must reserve with us ahead of time. 

 

Volunteers should enter through the preschool doors at the southwest corner of the building after 7:45 a.m. Please park on the neighborhood streets as the church parking lot is reserved for our Clinic guests. Please leave all valuables in your car. There is a room to leave your coat. 

 

Announcements begin in the church at 8:30 a.m. The doors open to our guests at 9:30 a.m. The Clinic ends at 2 p.m.

 

Guest Advocates are still needed. There is one more Advocate training session on Wednesday, November 8th at 7 p.m. in room 119 (Art room).  

 

Please consider serving in some way and see how God can work through all of us to touch the lives of many people.  

If you can’t make it on Saturday, please consider joining us and assisting with clothes sorting this week on any of the following days/times:

TUESDAY, 11/7 FROM 6 – 9 PM

WEDNESDAY, 11/8 FROM 6 – 9 PM

THURSDAY, 11/9 1 – 4 AND/OR 6 – 9 PM


AUTHOR / ILLUSTRATOR VISIT

EMMA YARLETT

Last week we were vistied by author/Illustrator Emma Yarlett – the kids had a wonderful time!



If you would still like to place an order for a signed copy of one of her books, please complete the form and send back to your child’s homeroom teacher by this Thursday, November 9th.


1 – 4TH GRADE PLAY

SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK

THURSDAY, 11/16 & FRIDAY, 11/17

Our First thorough Fourth Grade Drama group will be performing School House Rock next week Thursday Nov 16 TH & Friday, Nov. 17th at 7 pm in the Heritage Center. Tickets are $5 each and are on sale in the lobby from 4:30 to 5:15 pm all this week and next. They will also be available at the door. 


Christmas Joy Vacation Bible School

Dec 27 – 29

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Holidays are a busy time! In all the hustle and bustle after Christmas Day it can be overwhelming!

We want to offer families a day program just for kids so that you can get back to work or finish up odds and ends!

Trinity would like to welcome all kids Preschool through 5th grade to our Christmas VBSCHRISMTAS JOY .” We invite your kids to come learn all about the exciting Christmas story that is sure to bring joy to their hearts absolutely FREE !

Christmas Joy VBS Includes:




  • Meeting the Characters of Christmas

  • Hands on games and crafts

  • Interactive worship

  • Exciting Bible lessons

  • Snacks

  • A WHOLE LOTTA FUN!

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It’s Veterans Sunday at Trinity!

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Veterans Sunday Offering 2015  

  Veterans Sunday

 


 November 12    

All Services

It’s Veterans Sunday at Trinity!

  Slippers Shoes Picture 2017

We hope you were among the many who overflowed the sanctuary with all of those pairs of slippers and shoes last weekend and witnessed the bounty of our generosity! Thank you!!

This coming weekend at all services we’ll be celebrating Veterans Sunday by bringing household Move-in-Essentials to the altar. Let’s fill the Sanctuary as we help support Veterans transitioning to permanent housing.   

And remember to mark your calendar for the weekend of November 18th-20th as we’ll be celebrating Commitment Sunday and Toys Sunday

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40

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CULVER’S LUNCH DAY

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Yes!!!  It’s finally here!

Our NJHS students are hosting the first “Culver’s Lunch Day” fundraiser on Thursday, November 16th.  Forms will be sent home with your students.  For your convenience, we have also included a copy below, and extra forms are posted on the wall just outside the school office.

Forms with payment are due to your child’s teacher no later than Wednesday, November 8th by noon (NO EXCEPTIONS).

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