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,
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
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
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!!
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 VBS “CHRISMTAS 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
- A WHOLE LOTTA FUN!
Sign up before December 20th by clicking on the registration form!