Our 3rd grade class recently lead us in our Wednesday morning chapel service and told us how Jesus is our Superhero!
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.
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).
Did you know that Trinity Lutheran Church and School hosts summer camp programs for kids from 3 years old up to 8th grade? To learn more about our Little Explorers and Discovery Camp programs, click here.
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!