It’s hard to believe that we have already begun registration for our Summer Camp programs!
If you are interested in signing up your child(ren) in our Little Explorer program for 3 – 5 year old’s, our Discovery Camp for children entering 1st – 6th grade, or any one of our Sports camps for students grades 3 – 8, we have included the registration forms/packets below for your convenience. Paper copies are also available at our front reception desk, or just outside the school office.
Questions? Please contact Mrs. Steger for questions about Little Explorers, Mrs. Kelly for questions on Discovery Camp or Mr. Scheiwe for questions about the Sports Camps.
April is “Autism Awareness Month”!
To show our support of those affected by Autism, we will be participating in a week long celebration of Spirit Days with our friends in the LASSO classes all next week, April 23rd through April 27th..
Monday – Blend Together Day – Tye-Dye Day
Tuesday – Together Everyone Accomplishes More – Sports Team Day
Wednesday – Be an Individual – Dress Nice (Chapel day)
Thursday – Hats Off to Autism – Hat Day
Friday – Help Make Dreams Come True – Pajama Day
For your convenience, we have provided some information on Autism below:
What is Autism? Autism is a complex, developmental disability that causes problems with social skills and communication. Autism can be mild or severe. It is different for every person.
Some Quick Facts About Autism:
- Studies indicate that 1 in 68 children will be diagnosed with Autism.
- Boys are 5 times more likely to be diagnosed than girls.
- There is no known, single cause of Autism.
- Autism impacts each person differently. Some people with Autism are nonverbal, while others are highly gifted in areas.
- There is no cure for Autism.
The Symbol for Autism Awareness is the Puzzle Piece: The puzzle piece represents the mystery and complexity of Autism. The different colors (red, yellow, and blue) represent the diversity of the families and people living with Autism.
Communication Tips: When interacting with someone with Autism remember…
- Just because they are not looking at you doesn’t mean they are not listening.
- Talk as equals, do not talk down to them.
- If you think a communication error has happened, clarify it, ask questions.
- Be patient.
Autism in Entertainment: There are many characters on popular shows today that demonstrate Autism traits and tendencies. Some examples are:
- Sheldon from ‘The Big Bang Theory’
- Brick from ‘The Middle’
- Julia from Sesame Street
Famous people with Autism:
- James Durbin: American Idol contestant.
- Dan Akroyd: Actor, best known for his role in Blues Brothers.
- Tim Burton: Director of films like: Batman Begins.
Since we have the Fine Arts Festival on Friday this week for middle school, and grades preschool through 4th grade are off, students and faculty are allowed to wear jeans and black/orange/white tops tomorrow!
We are still in need of volunteers in the following areas for this Friday’s Fine Arts Festival. If you, or someone you know, has ANY time (it doesn’t need to be all day and you do not need to have a student participating), please sign up below for the shift of your choice as soon as possible.
We thank you for any time you are able to give.
*Please note: These are mainly for room/hall monitors (i.e., keeping rooms quiet/people from coming in/out while students are performing and judging is taking place).
The Trinity Technical Arts Ministry is providing a sound system for the April Fools 5K on April 7th at Mallard Lake Forest Preserve. Tim Johnson will be setting up early and acting as DJ, but he needs to leave before the event is over. We need someone with a pickup, SUV, or van to pick up the gear and bring it back to Trinity. There should be able bodied folks to help load gear in the vehicle. If you can help, please contact Tim Johnson at Trinity.
Tim Johnson 630-259-8469
Great news! The Scrip fundraiser has been extended!
Please be sure to send in your orders to the school office by noon on Friday, March 23rd.
For your convenience, a pdf version of the order form is attached below. Paper copies are also available on the wall outside the school office or at our front reception desk.
We thank you for your continued support!
Trinity Middle School is in need of a Head Track Coach.
We have been blessed with several volunteers willing to assist, however we are still in need of a Head Coach to serve. If you or someone you know has a heart for Track and would be willing to serve in this position, please contact Mr. Scheiwe or Mrs. Wayman as soon as possible.
We would love to have this position filled by the upcoming Spring Break. Thank you for your prayerful consideration!
Dear Trinity parents and students,
We would like to take this opportunity to give you some updates about the annual Fine Arts Festival on Friday, April 13th, 2018.
There is no school for Pre-School through 4th grade on the day of the Festival, but Middle School students have a day filled with many musical opportunities as students from 10+ schools gather for this event. The time commitment for Middle School students is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. There are four commitments throughout the day that all middle school students need to participate in (two mass rehearsals, the judging of their school group, the final concert, and their assigned clean up jobs at the end). Each one of these contributes to their grade for the day.
For students who choose to participate in additional events (i.e. piano, art, vocal/instrumental solos/ensembles) there will be a $3.00 fee per event. This fee needs to be included with their judging form(s). Please make checks payable to Trinity Lutheran and return all registration forms and payments to Andrew Schempf. This is due NO LATER than Wednesday, March 14th.
Please see the attached information for additional details on the schedule for the day, as well as information on judging and guidelines.
Please also keep in mind that we will be in need of parent volunteers to assist with a variety of opportunities. If you are available and would like to assist, please contact the school office or Mr. Schempf.
As always, we thank you for your assistance and support!
APRIL FOOLS 5K – REGISTER NOW!
Did you know that 50% of the proceeds from the race on Saturday, April 7th in Bloomingdale @ 9am go to support Trinity Lutheran School? In the past, we have been blessed with donations of $4,000-6,000 in a single year to the school. As of right now, 280 people are registered to run this year, however, we are far from our goal of 650.
You can help support the race in one of 3 ways:
1) Sign up to walk/run the 5k or sign your kids up for the 400m Kids Dash. Go to http://www.aprilfools5k.com to register online.
2) Maybe running isn’t your thing, but you would like to volunteer for the race. We have volunteer needs on Thursday, 4/5 through Saturday, 4/7. You can review volunteer jobs and sign up at https://www.comevolunteer.com/events/12186-april-fools-5k/volunteer
3) Spread the word about the April Fools 5k! Invite your friends, family and co-workers to register for the race. Share the race website or Facebook page on your feed. We need publicity!
Thank you in advance for your help. Feel free to email Erin Ducat at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.