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Early Childhood

Preschool

Take a peek at what our preschool program has to offer!

At Trinity, a lifelong love of learning begins with our youngest students.

Here, in our vibrant Early Childhood classrooms, we offer carefully structured programming through which our students are encouraged to not only learn, but to become confident in their own emerging abilities. Students are members of a broader school community as well, where they are safely exposed to a variety of multi-sensory activities that enhance their learning and help them grow spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally.

Our loving, highly qualified educators take a gentle, hands-on approach to teaching and providing a stimulating and safe learning environment. We also promote faith formation through fun and engaging Bible lessons designed around music, chapel visits, projects, and storytelling with puppets.

When you place your precious sons or daughters in our care, we feel genuinely privileged to partner with you in their education, and you can expect regular communication from us regarding your child’s steady progress.

At the conclusion of Early Childhood, students are developing an understanding of Christian values; beginning to effectively communicate and socialize with their peers; building personal self-confidence through challenges; and acquiring the cognitive foundational skills to succeed as they move on in school.

Preschool Twos – Little Learners

  • Starting September 14-May 23 on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 in room 127.
  • The fee is $500 per semester. Contact the school office or Mrs. Pena for more information.
  • Students must be age two by September 1, 2017

Preschool Threes

  • Class meets Tuesday – Thursday from 8:15-11:15 a.m.
  • Students must be age three by September 1, 2017

Preschool Fours

  • Class meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:15-11:15 a.m.
  • Students must be age four by September 1, 2017

Preschool Full Day

  • Class meets Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
  • This is a multi-age program serving students aged 3-5 years old and has a flexible schedule. Parents can choose 2, 3, 4 or 5 day programs. Extended Care is available before and after school for an additional fee.
  • Students must be age three by September 1, 2017

2017-2018 Preschool Information

2017-2018 Preschool on line registration

Preschool School Record Information Form

Preschool  Application Form

Little Learner Application Form

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CONTACT THE ESM (ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MINISTRY)
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LOST AND FOUND BEFORE SPRING BREAK!!

NO SCHOOL
FRIDAY 3/24
SPRING BREAK
NEXT WEEK!

WAYMAN’S WORLD
Mrs. Koenig is currently enjoying a very well deserved break…this week’s article is being supplied by Assistant Principal, Mrs. Rachael Wayman.
Spring is in the air here at Trinity, and I love spring because it is literally a time of growth and rebirth. The flowers are blooming, birds are singing their songs and the sunrise begins a new routine, awakening us once again each morning. Spring Break is also just around the corner-truly a time to do some “Spring Cleaning” and reflect on all the progress you have seen your child make this year. It is a great time to renew your energy to help your child have a great end of the school year. April and May go so quickly; but take this time to reflect with your child on how much they’ve grown since that first day of school.
With spring also comes warmer weather.  As the temperatures start to warm up and your child is getting increasingly active with extra-curricular activities, please do everything you can to keep
the academic fires burning.  So, during this “week off” encourage your child to continue reading and working on their math skills every day.  As tempting as it might be for them to watch T.V all day or “chat” with their friends, remind them that staying on top of these skills will help them finish off the year strong!
Have a blessed and safe spring break-

Rachael Wayman

WE ARE COUNTING ON YOU!
 
On April 9th we will be hosting an Easter Hunt for our families of our church, school and community. We expect this event to be a wonderful opportunity to connect with many people.
We need your help.  We are looking for several positions to be filled to make this a success.
If you can help in anyway, please visit the post on The City, review the list of needs and see if you are able to not only fill a position but help us bring others on board to help as well.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Lannie Vance.  Be sure to invite family and friends!

LIFE GROUPS
 
CALLING ALL MOM’S!!!!
Looking for a group to share with that is convenient to your busy lifestyle?  Why not drop the kids at school and join Carole Arco on Monday mornings from 8:30 – 10 a.m. in the Church Library (room 105).  Interested? Please contact Carole for more information.

PTL NEWS
 
PTL is holding its monthly meeting this evening, Tuesday, March 21st. Please join us in the Activity Room at 7:00 pm! We will be discussing the upcoming Teacher Appreciation Week & will need plenty of volunteers!
DINE 2 DONATE
Dine2Donate continues (lunch and dinner) at Chili’s until 3/27. Please stop by to support fundraising efforts for our school. The participating Chili’s is located at: 310 W. Army Trail Rd. in Bloomingdale. 15% (pre tax) totals will be donated to Trinity! Present the Flyer when you go.

BLESSING BAGS
Be a part of something special!
 
Trinity’s Youth Gathering is collecting items for their service projects.  We want to reach out and let our Police & Fire departments and the Homeless know that we are thinking and praying for them. 
 
Please consider donating any of the following items. For your convenience, donation boxes are located in the Church Lobby, Family Life Center Hallway and the Preschool Entrance.
 
POLICE & FIRE
(Goal: 750 Blessing Bags)
HOMELESS
(Goal: 250 Blessing Bags)
White Paper Bags
Gallon Size Ziploc Bags
Life Savers Candy New Adult Size Socks
Caramels Small packs of Tissue
Lollipops Small packs of Wipes
York Peppermint Patties Small packs of Bandages
LaffyTaffy Combs
Gum ChapStick
Hershey Kisses Fruit Snacks
  Sandwich Crackers
**Items are due by April 7th**

Lent

ROLLERBLADING
APRIL 18 – 27
Rollerblading is coming – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!
Mrs. Jahnke would appreciate any parents who would like to come and help put rollerblades and gear on students in grades K-4 in their gym classes. Please see the times and dates listed in The City and sign up as you are able. All K-4 gym classes will be held in the Heritage Center this year. Thanks in advance for your willingness to help!

APRIL FOOLS 5K
Saturday, April 1st
9:00am 5K Timed Run
8:45am 400 meter Kids Dash 
Mallard Lake Forest Preserve, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(Behind Meijer)
Did you know that Trinity benefits up to $5000 from this run?  Come and run along the path that surrounds the naturally beautiful waterfront in Mallard Lake Forest Preserve and show off your finisher’s medal to your friends!  For more information, or to sign up, go to run/walk www.aprilfools5k.com.

We still need another 3 or 4 volunteers to fill positions like manning the Water Station, Registration, or assisting with Clean Up.  Won’t you come and help us between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to about 10:30 am? Contact Deaconess Rogene or Dawn Koenig to see how you can be of service.

SAVE THE DATE
May 12 & 13, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Practice Schedule click here.

2017-18 SCHOOL REGISTRATION
REGISTRATION FEE GOES UP TO $250 ON APRIL 1ST!
REGISTER NOW!!!!
It is important that we receive your signed Family Registration Forms as soon as possible.  Early enrollment is critical to our planning for the next school year. Knowing as soon as possible how many students will be attending helps us to plan staffing (and offer teacher contracts as early as possible), curriculum, electives, etc.
Registration fees may be paid online using one of the links below. Please note that if you are enrolling multiple students from P3 – 8th grade only the $200 family registration fee is due (you do not need to pay additional preschool registration fees).
*Financial Aid is available to families with students in grades K – 8. Priority consideration will be given to families with more than one child attending our school. You may apply online by clicking here. We ask that all applications be received online no later than March 15th.

SHARE YOUR PRAYERS –
A Weekly Prayer Guide
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled”.
Matthew 5:6
We give thanks to You, O God our Father, for all the benefits we receive through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.  Almighty and most merciful God, we ask that You remember the poor and neglected in our world.  Open our hearts, Lord, that we might know and understand the need of those who hunger and thirst for righteousness.  Lord, give us the passion to reach out to the thousands who have lost their hope, who need shelter, who are old and sick and who have no one to care for them.  Lord, fill our hearts with compassion.  Help us to feed Your sheep with daily bread to sustain their physical lives and to share about Jesus, the Bread of Life.  In the precious and holy Name of Jesus. Amen.
This week we prayer for our 8th grade class – the students, families and Mrs. Wayman. Please let us know if there is something specific we can pray for.
If you would like a member of our Pastoral Care team to call on you, please call our church office and we will be happy to put you in touch with someone.  Be assured, all correspondence and communications are, and will continue to be, kept in the strictest of confidence.

TIGER TIDBITS February 20

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9:30 – 10:30 A.M.
FOR CHILDREN 3YR – 5TH GRADE
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Trinity 411
Week of 2/19/17






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CONTACT THE ESM (ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MINISTRY)
Join a group for Spiritual Simplicity!
2/21-24/17
SPIRIT WEEK
2/21/17
PTL MEETING
@ 7PM
2/24/17
NOON DISMISSAL
2/22-23/17
TRINITY “SHOW & TELL”
2/24/17
BUNCO
2/24-26/17
JANESVILLE WEEKEND
2/27/17
3rd GRADE “MEET THE BAND” NIGHT
3rd Grade Parents are invited to attend an informational meeting with our Band director, Maxine Lange from Music Education Services. This meeting should only last approximately an hour – come have your questions answered about students eligibility for Band instruction in the 2017/18 school year!
2/28/17
KINDERGARTEN
INFO NIGHT
3/1/17
ASH WEDNESDAY
3/3/17
NO SCHOOL

3/3-5/17

STATE BASKETBALL

KOENIG CORNER

The further we get into the ‘Spring’ the harder it seems to get places on time, especially school. Coming late to school causes hardship for the teacher and the child. Here are three things that you can do to help your child and (you) get to school on time.

  1. Plan – The night before take a few minutes to plan for the next day. Packing backpacks, making lunch, have things ready to walk out the door.

  2. Prioritize – Schedule appointments at the very end of the day or after school is over. Plan vacations during scheduled break time minimizing make-up frustrations.

  3. Practice – Each day is an opportunity to practice these skills. The more you are successful, the easier it will become.

Growing alongside you,

Dawn Koenig

2017-18 SCHOOL REGISTRATION
Thank you to those of you who have turned in your enrollment forms and registration payments – we are off to a great start!
It is important that we receive your signed Family Registration Forms as soon as possible.  Early enrollment is critical to our planning for the next school year. Knowing as soon as possible how many students will be attending helps us to plan staffing (and offer teacher contracts as early as possible), curriculum, electives, etc.
Registration fees may be paid online using one of the links below. Please note that if you are enrolling multiple students from P3 – 8th grade only the $200 family registration fee is due (you do not need to pay additional preschool registration fees).
CONTEST – CONTEST – CONTEST – CONTEST
THE CLASS WITH THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE
OF RE-ENROLLMENT RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 28TH
WILL RECEIVE A FREE DRESS / NON-UNIFORM DAY
ON MARCH 2ND!
**As of 2/20/17, 1st grade is in 1st place with 4th grade following closely in 2nd place and Kindergarten in 3rd**
*Financial Aid is available to families with students in grades K – 8. Priority consideration will be given to families with more than one child attending our school. You may apply online by clicking here. We ask that all applications be received online no later than March 15th.

Wednesday, 
February 22, 2017
DINE TO DONATE NEWS!
Our February Dine to Donate Fundraiser is at 2 Lou Malnati’s locations!  Bloomingdale on West Army Trail Road and Schaumburg on South Roselle Road.  Lou Malnati’s will donate 20% of total sales to Trinity from every order received from Dine-in, Carryout or Delivery (within zone).  PLEASE NOTE – *EXCLUDES ONLINE ORDERING* – FUNDRAISER/FLYER MUST BE MENTIONED AT TIME OF ORDER.
A great big THANK YOU to all of you who participated in our January fundraiser at Bulldogs – we raised $360!

THIS WEEK IS SPIRIT WEEK
FEBRUARY 21- 24
Tuesday – Wear your PJ’s to school
Wednesday – School Uniforms
Thursday – Hats, Socks and Tie-Dye Shirts Day (students can wear jeans); Principal For the Day; All School Laser Show Assembly @ 1:30
Friday – Orange & Black with Flair; Spirit Assembly @ 11:15; Noon Dismissal

SAVE THE DATE:
Friday, March 10th
Now is the time to invite your child’s grandparents (or special adult) to a be a part of our annual Grandparents’ Day on March 10th.

Registration is now open – just click here.

As part of Grandparents’ Day, Trinity Roselle Foundation will sponsor a continental breakfast from Panera in the morning – it’ll be a great opportunity to have some casual conversation with your grandchild.
Also, the Lutheran Church Extension Fund is offering an opportunity to start up a savings account for your child or grandchild during Grandparents’ Day. To commemorate this special day, Trinity Roselle Foundation will add a matching gift of $25 to the account when you open a Young Investors StewardAccount™ with an initial investment of $25 or more.
Grandparents/Special People day is a half day dismissal for students. Please be sure that your student knows who they will be leaving with.  PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO EXTENDED CARE.

We are still looking for students in grades 5-8 who would like to share their talents with the school and their grandparents on Grandparents’ Day.  These “acts” can be solos, duets, trios or any other combination.  Auditions will be held this Tuesday and Wednesday after school from 3:30-4:30 in the church.  Mrs. Berdis and Mrs. Cillick will be holding these auditions.  Please email either teacher with any questions you might have regarding the Extravaganza.
We look forward to seeing you soon!

“FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT” &

HONOR ROLLS

Our 4th graders led our Chapel service last week Wednesday with the theme “Fruits of the Spirit” and did a fabulous job!
At this same service, Principal Koenig presented our Middle School Students who qualified for the 1st Semester Honor Rolls with certificates. Congratulations to the following students:

TRINITY 
SHOW & TELL
INVITE A FRIEND!
Every Wednesday and Thursday morning between 9 – 11 a.m. during the months of February and March, Trinity Lutheran School is opening the doors for tours of our facility to new families interested in sending their children.
We are currently looking for advocates that would like to serve as “tour guides”. This position would include meeting new people, telling your Trinity stories, answering questions and walking families around the school showing our classrooms in progress. To volunteer, you need not be a parent of a current student – just someone who loves Trinity!  If you, or someone you know, would be interested in filling this role, please contact the school office or Mrs. Koenig as soon as possible.
Why not invite a friend? Flyers are available at the front desk or through the school office.

TRINITY AUCTION
Saturday, March 11, 2017
20 DAYS UNTIL THE 
The Tiger Ball” 
Be sure to send your RSVP in or register online as soon as possible!  Auction donations are due by THIS Friday, February 24th!
Although time is very limited, we are still welcoming donations of an item or two for the auction. Some of the needed items include Restaurant gift cards, 6 packs of beer, bottles of your favorite wine…use your imagination – the sky is the limit and no item is ever too small (or too big)! Perhaps your company would like to donate? Just stop in or email the school office and we will be happy to send you a donor letter and form (or feel free to print from the links provided).  Donations should be dropped in the school office.
We can also use assistance behind the scenes with pick up of donated items, administration for the event, putting baskets together….the list is endless!

TRINITY 
KINDERGARTEN
INFORMATION NIGHT
FEBRUARY 28TH
6:30 PM
Come meet our Kindergarten staff who will be on hand to answer all of your questions about our Kindergarten curriculum and schedule.

BUNCO
FEBRUARY 24TH
6:30 PM
Bunco will be Friday, February 24th in the Family Life Center at 6:30.  The theme is Easter.  We will begin with a light dinner followed by a devotion. Then we will play bunco.  Cost is $10 if paid by Tuesday Feb. 21st.  If you pay after that or at the door the cost is $12.  Please leave your checks and registration forms at the front desk (there is a Bunco envelope there).  You can also pay on-line with a credit card.   The cost includes dinner, dessert, prizes and favors for all.  If there are questions, please call Carol Maxwell at 630-664-5093.
Please join us for a fun evening and fellowship.  Guests are always welcome.  The event will end at approximately 9:30 pm
We always need desserts.  Please let Carol know if you would like to bring a cake.

APRIL FOOLS 5K
Saturday, April 1st
9:00am 5K Timed Run

8:45am 400 meter Kids

Dash 
Mallard Lake Forest Preserve, Bloomingdale, IL 60108 (Behind Meijer)
The April Fools 5K Run is the #1 Suburban Early Spring 5K with a finishers medal, tech shirt and 400m Kids Dash.
Run along the path that surrounds the naturally beautiful waterfront in Mallard Lake Forest Preserve and show off your finisher’s medal to your friends!
For more information, or to sign up, go to run/walk www.aprilfools5k.com.

Don’t want to run but still want to be involved? Help is needed with set up and registration. Contact Deaconess Rogene or Dawn Koenig to see how you can be of service.

SHARE YOUR PRAYERS –
A Weekly Prayer Guide
From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise.
Psalm 8:2
I praise you, God, for You have given life to my child. I see reflected the light of the Hold Spirit within this child as she/he plays, cries, laughs, and coos. Continue to walk with both of us. Our days are not perfect, but we carry Your love with us one day at a time. We cannot endure without Your guidance and patience. Forgive me when I fail to seek Your plans because of the challenges each day brings. Help me to walk through each day, remembering Your grace that You grant to both my child and me. Through my smile, kisses, and hugs help me to always show Your love to him/her in my actions. Please help me to provide a home for my child that encourages faith, hope, and love. In Your precious Son’s name. Amen.
This week we prayer for our 4th grade class – the students, families and Mrs. Cillick and Miss Longman. Please let us know if there is something specific we can pray for.
If you would like a member of our Pastoral Care team to call on you, please call our church office and we will be happy to put you in touch with someone.  Be assured, all correspondence and communications are, and will continue to be, kept in the strictest of confidence.

TIGER TIDBITS February 6

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EVERY SUNDAY
9:30 – 10:30 A.M.
FOR CHILDREN 3YR – 5TH GRADE
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BE SURE TO CHECK THE SCHOOL CALENDAR & THE CITY

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CONTACT
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CONTACT THE ESM (ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MINISTRY)
REMINDERS
WEDNESDAY, 2/8
1ST SHOW & TELL
THURSDAY, 2/9
PRE-SCHOOL P/T CONFERENCES
NO PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES
FRIDAY, 2/10
PRE-SCHOOL P/T CONFERENCES NO PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES
SATURDAY, 2/11
CONFIRMATION COMMUNION TRAINING
9-12:30

KOENIG CORNER
As I looked for something to share with you this week I found one message that stuck with me.
Your life is your message to the world. Make sure it’s inspiring!!
I saw a paper that hung in someone’s office this week that made me think. It was the acronym THINK.
T – is it truthful
H – is it helpful
I – is it inspiring
N – is it necessary
K – is it kind
Lots of items to look at this week. Be sure to click on the links for more information.
Growing alongside you,
Dawn Koenig

2017-18 SCHOOL REGISTRATION
NOW OPEN!
Family enrollment forms were sent home with students for the 2017-18 school year last week (and this week for preschool).  If you have not received yours, please be sure to check your student’s backpack or contact the school office .
Registration fees can be paid online at the following links. Please note that a signed copy of your Family Registration Form MUST be turned into the school office.
Early enrollment responses are critical to our planning for the next school year. Knowing as soon as possible how many students will be attending helps us to plan staffing (and offer teacher contracts as early as possible), curriculum, electives, etc.
CONTEST – CONTEST – CONTEST – CONTEST
THE CLASS WITH THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE
OF RE-ENROLLMENT RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 28TH
WILL RECEIVE A FREE DRESS/NON-UNIFORM DAY
ON MARCH 2ND!

*Financial Aid is available to families with students in grades K – 8. Priority consideration will be given to families with more than one child attending our school. You may apply online by clicking here.

TRINITY 
SHOW & TELL
INVITE A FRIEND!
Beginning this week on February 8th, every Wednesday and Thursday morning between 9 – 11 a.m. during the months of February and March, Trinity Lutheran School will be opening the doors for tours of our facility to new families interested in sending their children.  We are currently looking for advocates that would like to serve as “tour guides”.  This position would include meeting new people, telling your Trinity stories, answering questions and walking families around the school showing our classrooms in progress.
To volunteer, you need not be a parent of a current student – just someone who loves Trinity!  If you, or someone you know, would be interested in filling this role, please contact the school office or Mrs. Koenig as soon as possible.
Why not invite a friend? Flyers are available at the front desk or through the school office.

STUDENT COUNCIL CANDY SALE
Beginning this week Wednesday, 2/8 – Monday, 2/11, our student council will be selling Hershey Kisses at a cost of 4 for 25 cents after school by the REC.  Students may purchase for themselves, or for their friends.  Candy will be delivered to classrooms on Tuesday morning, 2/14 by student council members.

WINTER
PRE-SCHOOL CONFERENCES
Parent Teacher conferences are scheduled for our pre-school families on Thursday, February 9th and Friday, February 10th. To schedule a time to meet with your teacher, please click here.

SAVE THE DATE:
Friday, March 10th
Now is the time to invite your child’s grandparents (or special adult) to a be a part of our annual Grandparents’ Day on March 10th.
Grandparents will be able to spend the entire morning at school as they experience a special time with their favorite Trinity student(s).
More details will follow soon.  Stay tuned…..

APRIL FOOLS 5K
Saturday, April 1st
9:00am 5K Timed Run
8:45am 400 meter Kids

Dash 
Mallard Lake Forest Preserve, Bloomingdale, IL 60108 (Behind Meijer)
The April Fools 5K Run is the #1 Suburban Early Spring 5K with a finishers medal, tech shirt and 400m Kids Dash.
Run along the path that surrounds the naturally beautiful waterfront in Mallard Lake Forest Preserve and show off your finisher’s medal to your friends!
For more information, or to sign up, go to run/walk www.aprilfools5k.com.

Don’t want to run but still want to be involved? Help is needed with set up and registration. Contact Deaconess Rogene or Dawn Koenig to see how you can be of service.

TRINITY AUCTION
Saturday, March 11, 2017
EARLY BIRD PRICING EXTENDED UNTIL TODAY AT MIDNIGHT! Mark your calendars and join us for“The Tiger Ball” .

Invitations were sent via email last week Monday, January 23rd, and by mail over this past weekend.  If you did not receive your invitation, please contact the school office as soon as possible, or click here to register online so that you do not miss out on the early bird registration discount!

We are still welcoming donations of an item or two for the auction. Some of the needed items include Restaurant gift cards, 6 packs of beer, bottles of your favorite wine…use your imagination – the sky is the limit and no item is ever too small (or too big)! Perhaps your company would like to donate? Just stop in or email the school office and we will be happy to send you a donor letter and form (or feel free to print from the links provided).  Donations should be dropped in the school office.
We can also use assistance behind the scenes with pick up of donated items, administration for the event, and putting together the invitations for mailing.
**REMINDER:  CLASSROOM AUCTION BASKETS ARE DUE PLEASE DROP OFF IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE.**

SHARE YOUR PRAYERS –
A Weekly Prayer Guide
Father in heaven, bless by congregation as you daily remind each of us that we are your children made in your image, save by grace alone through faith in Christ Jesus. Thank you that though we are all different, we are the same in your sight. Lord, sometimes it feels scary to be with people who do not share my culture and heritage. Calm my fears and teach me to celebrate our congregational diversity. Help me embrace, to learn about and to understand each person in my church family, so that I can see beyond the differences to the similarities. You have given each of us special gifts with which to serve you. Bring us together in unity to bring honor and glory to your name by living, sharing and teaching your love in our homes, workplaces, communities and the world. In Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.
This week we prayer for our 2nd grade students, families, and teachers. Please let us know if there is something specific we can pray for.
If you would like a member of our Pastoral Care team to call on you, please call our church office and we will be happy to put you in touch with someone.  Be assured, all correspondence and communications are, and will continue to be, kept in the strictest of confidence.

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Accreditations

BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS

The No Child Left Behind—Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private K-12 schools that are either academically superior in their states or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement.

  • Application – This link will take you to the federal site that provides an overview of the program, a list of those schools that have been awarded Blue Ribbon Status, and access to the current application.
School Location Code
Adlai Stevenson High School Lincolnshire 86-87, 90-91, 97-98, 01-02
Carmel High School Mundeline 94-96, 01-02
Highland High School Highland 01-02
Homewood-Flossmoor Community H. S. Flossmoor 82-83, 94-96, 01-02
Kennedy Junior High School Lisle 01-02
Oliver McCracken Middle School Skokie 01-02
Adler Park School Libertyville 00-01
Half Day School Lincolnshire 00-01
Henry Winkelman School Glenview 00-01
Hilda Walker Intermediate School Tinley Park 00-01
Immanuel Lutheran School Palatine 87-88, 00-01
Jones-Farrar Early Leaning Center Freeport 00-01
Near North Montessori School Chicago 00-01
Pleasant Hill School Palatine 00-01
Taylor Park Elementary School Freeport 00-01
Thomas Jefferson School Hoffman Estates 00-01
Union Ridge School Harwood Heights 00-01
Alex M. Martino Junior High School New Lenox 99-00
Buffalo Grove High School Buffalo Grove 99-00
Carl Sandburg Junior High School Rolling Meadows 99-00
Carlinville High School Carlinville 99-00
Central Junior High School Evergreen Park 99-00
F.E. Peacock Junior High School Itasca 99-00
Field Middle School Northbrook 99-00
Jefferson Middle School Champaign 99-00
Palatine High School Palatine 99-00
Warren Township High School Gurnee 99-00
Lincoln Elementary School Elmhurst 98-99
Hunting Ridge Elementary School Palatine 98-99
Adlai E. Stevenson II Elementary School Elk Grove Village 98-99
Infant Jesus of Prague Flossmoor 98-99
Boylan Central Catholic High School Rockford 86-87, 90-91, 97-98
Warren P. Shepherd Junior High School Ottawa 97-98
Plum Grove Junior High School Rolling Meadows 97-98
Our Lady of the Wayside School Arlington Heights 96-97
Westbrook School Glenview 87-88, 96-97
Grayslake Middle School Grayslake 96-97
Neil Armstrong School Hoffman Estates 96-97
James Hart School Homewood 96-97
Pleasantdale Elementary School La Grange 96-97
Metamora Grade School Metamora 96-97
Michael Collins School Schaumburg 96-97
Pleasant Hill Elementary School Springfield 96-97
Champaign Central High School Champaign 88-89, 94-96
Marian Catholic High School Chicago Heights 84-85, 94-96
Elk Grove High School Elk Grove Village 94-96
Margaret Mead Junior High School Elk Grove Village 94-96
James B. Conant High School Hoffman Estates 94-96
Walter R. Sundling Junior High School Palatine 94-96
Rolling Meadows High School Rolling Meadows 94-96
St. Charles High School St. Charles 94-96
Immaculate Heart of Mary High School Westchester 94-96
Northwood Middle School Woodstock 94-96
Arnett C. Lines School Barrington 93-94
Crete-Monee Middle School Crete 93-94
Frankfort Junior High School Frankfort 93-94
Lake Forest Country Day School Lake Forest 93-94
Butterfield School Libertyville 93-94
Haines School New Lenox 93-94
Booth Tarkington School Wheeling 93-94
Barrington High School Barrington 92-93
Brehm Preparatory School Carbondale 92-93
Deerfield High School Deerfield 92-93
Prospect High School Mount Prospect 92-93
Mundelein High School Mundelein 92-93
Palatine High School Palatine 92-93
Schaumburg High School Schaumburg 92-93
Community High School West Chicago 92-93
Regina Dominican High School Wilmette 92-93
Grove Avenue School Barrington 91-92
Lake Bluff Junior High School Lake Bluff 91-92
Sheridan School Lake Forest 85-86, 91-92
Adler Park School Libertyville 91-92
Laura B. Sprague School Lincolnshire 85-86, 91-92
Washington School Mundelein 91-92
Arnold J. Tyler School New Lenox 91-92
Caroline Bentley School New Lenox 91-92
Northbrook Junior High School Northbrook 91-92
St. Damian School Oak Forest 91-92
St. Luke School River Forest 91-92
Trinity Lutheran School Roselle 91-92
Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School Chicago 86-87, 90-91
Madonna High School Chicago 90-91
Maine Township High School West Des Plaines 90-91
Deer Path Junior High School Lake Forest 86-87, 90-91
Highland Upper Grade Center Libertyville 90-91
Libertyville Community High School Libertyville 90-91
Amos Alonzo Stagg High School Palos Hills 90-91
Niles North High School Skokie 90-91
Niles West High School Skokie 90-91
Wilmette Junior High School Wilmette 90-91
New Trier Township High School Winnetka 90-91
Carrie Busey School Champaign 89-90
Dr. Howard Elementary School Champaign 89-90
Avoco West Elementary School Glenview 89-90
St. Isaac Jogues School Hinsdale 89-90
The School of Saint Mary Lake Forest 89-90
Rockland School Libertyville 89-90
Sparta Primary Attendance Center Sparta 89-90
John Hersey High School Arlington Heights 88-89
Weber High School Chicago 88-89
Crete-Monee Junior High School Crete 88-89
Edgewood Middle School Highland Park 88-89
Maine Township High School South Park Ridge 88-89
Roosevelt School River Forest 88-89
Holy Angels School Aurora 87-88
Wood View Elementary School Bolingbrook 87-88
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School Chicago 87-88
Saint Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr School Chicago 87-88
Wilmot Elementary School Deerfield 87-88
The Avery Coonley School Downers Grove 87-88
Indian Trail School Highland Park 87-88
Lincoln Elementary School Highland Park 87-88
Oak Terrace School Highwood 87-88
Cherokee School Lake Forest 87-88
Deer Path Middle School Lake Forest 87-88
Riverton Middle School Riverton 87-88
Hawthorn Intermediate School Vernon Hills 87-88
Hawthorn Junior High School Vernon Hills 87-88
Franklin Middle School Wheaton 87-88
Champaign Middle School at Columbia Champaign 86-87
Marist High School Chicago 86-87
St. Rita High School Chicago 86-87
University of Chicago Laboratory High School Chicago 86-87
Daniel Wright Middle School Lake Forest 86-87
Mahomet-Seymour High School Mahomet 86-87
Saint Louise de Marillac High School Northfield 86-87
O’Fallon Township High School O’Fallon 86-87
William Fremd High School Palatine 86-87
Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High School Wheeling 86-87
Wheeling High School Wheeling 86-87
Kenneth E. Neubert Elementary School Algonquin 85-86
John W. Gates Elementary School Aurora 85-86
Garden Hills Elementary School Champaign 85-86
Saint Matthias School Chicago 85-86
Nob Hill School Country Club Hills 85-86
Holy Cross School Deerfield 85-86
Hadley Junior High School Glen Ellyn 85-86
Ravinia School Highland Park 85-86
Winston Churchill School Homewood 85-86
La Grange Highlands Elementary School La Grange 85-86
Everett School Lake Forest 85-86
St. Joan of Arc School Lisle 85-86
Fairview South School Skokie 85-86
Academy of Our Lady Chicago 84-85
Brother Rice High School Chicago 84-85
De La Salle Institute Chicago 84-85
Hales Franciscan High School Chicago 84-85
Notre Dame High School Chicago 84-85
Alan B. Shepard Junior High School Deerfield 84-85
Leyden East Campus Franklin 84-85
Springman Junior High School Glenview 84-85
Hoffman Estates High School Hoffman Estates 84-85
Carmel High School for Girls Mundelein 84-85
Leyden West Campus North Lake 84-85
Carl Sandburg High School Orland Park 84-85
Maine Township High School East Park Ridge 84-85
Thomas Junior High School Arlington Heights 83-84
Luther High School South Chicago 83-84
Mt. Carmel High School Chicago 83-84
Wilmot Junior High School Deerfield 83-84
Community High School North Downers Grove 83-84
Glenbrook South High School Glenview 83-84
Glenbrook North High School Northbrook 83-84
Fenwick High School Oak Park 83-84
Rich South High School Richton Park 83-84
Medinah Elementary School Roselle 83-84
Old Orchard Junior High School Skokie 83-84
York Community High School Elmhurst 82-83
Elm Place Middle School Highland Park 82-83​​

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FOR CHILDREN 3YR – 5TH GRADE
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CONTACT THE ESM (ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MINISTRY)
REMINDERS
FRIDAY, 2/3 – CULVER’S LUNCH
SATURDAY, 2/4
KINDERGARTEN
SINGS 5PM SERVICE
WEDNESDAY, 2/8
1ST SHOW & TELL
THURSDAY, 2/9
PRE-SCHOOL P/T CONFERENCES
NO PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES
FRIDAY, 2/10
PRE-SCHOOL P/T CONFERENCES NO PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES
SATURDAY, 2/11
CONFIRMATION COMMUNION TRAINING
9-12:30

KOENIG CORNER
We are finishing up our regularly scheduled MAP testing (make up tests will be completed this week). This can be a very confusing time for students and parents because of the numbers, the way the test is laid out, and confusion as to what it all means. After our last testing period, the teachers went through some training to help interpret and better use MAP scores. I have researched and put together some information on MAP testing that can be helpful.
“What is MAP and what does it measure? You may be familiar with paper and pencil tests where all students are asked the same questions and spend a fixed amount of time taking the test. MAP is different. MAP is a computer adaptive test, which means every student gets a unique set of test questions based on responses to previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions get harder. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions get easier. By the end of the test, most students will answer about half the questions correctly. MAP can follow students wherever they are starting from, regardless of the grade they are in. For instance, if a third grader is actually reading like a fifth grader, MAP will be able to identify that. Or, if a fifth grader is doing math like a third grader, MAP will identify that. Both things are incredibly important for a teacher to know, so that they can plan instruction efficiently. MAP covers reading, language usage, and math. Some schools also use the MAP Science test to measure student achievement and growth in science.”
– Jean Fleming (Aug. article on MAP scores)
Trinity does take the Science portion of the MAP test in some of the grades.
So what is a RIT score? When students finish, they receive a score – a number – called a RIT (Rasch Unit) score. This score represents a student’s achievement level at a given moment in the school year, when the test is given. Taken over time, the scores can compute a student’s academic growth. Comparing scores at a certain time of year, for example tracking their scores over time in the Winter, can show a better representation of their growth than tracking it from Fall, to Winter, to Spring. It is important to take into account many different aspects of their test day also. For example, their mood, the temperature, nutrition, alertness can all play into how they score. So if students are mad, sad, or not feeling well their test scores can be skewed.
As teachers continue to work on ways to use each students MAP results to plan lessons for all students, there is something you can do as a parent. If you google RIT scores for more information there is a lot to learn. Things are much different than when we took the standardized tests “Back in the Day”.  You can also google your child’s specific RIT # and it will give you suggestions for helping your child grow.
It is my goal that we are able to use this type of testing to help each child to grow and develop, rather than as a threat to the child or teacher that the scores are not high enough. Another thing that I found interesting was that as the student score gets higher and higher you will see less growth because of the complexity involved in the questions.
If you have questions, please feel free to come in and talk with the teacher or myself.
Growing alongside you,
Dawn Koenig

A LETTER FROM
Hi Trinity Families! We just want to give Trinity a shout out and let you know how much we enjoy being your lunch provider! We are always impressed by the level of kindness and professionalism that we encounter at your school – from the kids, parents, to the volunteers and school staff. Thank you!
Please use the coupon code $1off on your next order as our way of saying thank you.
Keep your eyes out for upcoming menus in our weekly message, as well as recipe ideas and healthy eating tips in the WT Café newsletters and blog.  And if you haven’t already, be sure to like us on Facebook for even more ideas!
Have a great rest of your week,
Matt & Mimi Tolkin
Questions? Contact us anytime: Naperville@wtcafe.com or 630-785-8495

TRINITY 
SHOW & TELL
INVITE A FRIEND!
Beginning next week on February 8th, every Wednesday and Thursday morning between 9 – 11 a.m. during the months of February and March, Trinity Lutheran School will be opening the doors for tours of our facility to new families interested in sending their children.  We are currently looking for advocates that would like to serve as “tour guides”.  This position would include meeting new people, telling your Trinity stories, answering questions and walking families around the school showing our classrooms in progress.
To volunteer, you need not be a parent of a current student – just someone who loves Trinity!  If you, or someone you know, would be interested in filling this role, please contact the school office or Mrs. Koenig as soon as possible.
Why not invite a friend? Flyers are available at the front desk or through the school office.

TLS ANNUAL PARENT MEETING
Thank you to all that were able to make it out to one of the recent Parent Meetings. Your participation in these meetings, as well as a continued partnership in communication between parents, faculty and staff, is an integral part of what makes Trinity Lutheran School a great place!
For those of you who were not able to make it to either of the meetings, we are including the video of the School Parent Meeting recorded on Thursday, January 19.  This meeting covered the same content as the School Parent Meeting on Sunday, January 22. Principal Dawn Koenig leads a presentation about Trinity Accreditation and tuition plans for the coming school year, 2017-2018.

WINTER
PRE-SCHOOL CONFERENCES
Parent Teacher conferences are scheduled for our pre-school families on Thursday, February 9th and Friday, February 10th. To schedule a time to meet with your teacher, please click here.

SAVE THE DATE:
Friday, March 10th
Now is the time to invite your child’s grandparents (or special adult) to a be a part of our annual Grandparents’ Day on March 10th.
Grandparents will be able to spend the entire morning at school as they experience a special time with their favorite Trinity student(s).
More details will follow soon.  Stay tuned…..

APRIL FOOLS 5K
Saturday, April 1st
9:00am 5K Timed Run

8:45am 400 meter Kids

Dash 
Mallard Lake Forest Preserve, Bloomingdale, IL 60108 (Behind Meijer)
The April Fools 5K Run is the #1 Suburban Early Spring 5K with a finishers medal, tech shirt and 400m Kids Dash.
Run along the path that surrounds the naturally beautiful waterfront in Mallard Lake Forest Preserve and show off your finisher’s medal to your friends!
For more information, or to sign up, go to run/walk www.aprilfools5k.com.

Don’t want to run but still want to be involved? Help is needed with set up and registration. Contact Deaconess Rogene or Dawn Koenig to see how you can be of service.

TRINITY AUCTION
Saturday, March 11, 2017

EARLY BIRD PRICING AVAILABLE UNTIL THIS FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 3RD! Mark your calendars and join us for“The Tiger Ball” .

Invitations were sent via email last week Monday, January 23rd.  If you did not receive your invitation, please contact the school office as soon as possible, or click here to register online so that you do not miss out on the early bird registration discount!

The Auction Committee is meeting this Wednesday, February 1st at 7pm in room 110 (Activity Room).  You are welcome to join us!
We are still welcoming donations of an item or two for the auction. Some of the needed items include Restaurant gift cards, 6 packs of beer, bottles of your favorite wine…use your imagination – the sky is the limit and no item is ever too small (or too big)! Perhaps your company would like to donate? Just stop in or email the school office and we will be happy to send you a donor letter and form (or feel free to print from the links provided).  Donations should be dropped in the school office.
We can also use assistance behind the scenes with pick up of donated items, administration for the event, and putting together the invitations for mailing.
**REMINDER:  CLASSROOM AUCTION BASKETS ARE DUE BY THIS FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 3RD.  PLEASE DROP OFF IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE.**

SHARE YOUR PRAYERS –
A Weekly Prayer Guide
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Colossians 2:6-7
My faith seems to be so weak as I face this new hurdle. I do not know if I have enough faith to get through this even though you promise that I need faith only the size of a mustard seed. I know that solving problems is not all up to me, but too often I try everything I can think of before I turn my concerns over to you.
Lord, increase my mustard seed-sized faith and my trust in you. I know you love me and have my best interests in mind. I know these trusts in my head, help my heart to understand them also. May I always lean on your grace and mercy.
This week we pray for our 1st graders, their families, and Mrs. Berdis. Please let us know if there is something specific we can pray for.
If you would like a member of our Pastoral Care team to call on you, please call our church office and we will be happy to put you in touch with someone.  Be assured, all correspondence and communications are, and will continue to be, kept in the strictest of confidence.

TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL MARKETING
BE SURE TO SEND YOURS IN!
We are working on a marketing booklet and would like to include, former student, parent, grandparent etc. testimonies. If you would have a 2 or 3 sentence statement about you, or your child’s education, teacher, experience etc. please send it to Mrs. Koenig. Thank you for your time and effort as we look for more ways to share our experiences and love for Trinity Lutheran School!