SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
PAW PRINTS NEWSLETTER
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On Mr. Meyer's Mind: Spittin' Images
Many years ago, during my teaching days in Nebraska, the school that I was serving brought in a guest speaker to talk with the parents of kindergarten students.

The title of the presentation was: “Children-The Spittin’ Image of You.

I was not teaching kindergarten at the time, but the title interested me. So, I attended. It was a fantastic presentation.

There was an obvious focus on the reality that children do what they see modeled for them.

Proverbs 22: 6 says, “ Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

How do we train our children? Do we simply speak and write rules for them? This is a part of it. But, it certainly is not the most important part.

If we want our children to be honest, we must demonstrate honesty. If we want our children to value others, we must show how we love and value other people. If we want our children to confess their wrong-doing, we must confess to them when we make mistakes. If we want our children to love Jesus and His Word, they need to see this in us, their parents.

They are indeed the spittin’ image of us.

Wow, that’s a huge burden! Right?

Well, yes it is. However, because of the love we have for our children, it is really more of a delight to show them.

What a tremendous blessing it is for our children to learn and grow from watching us. This training is indeed a big responsibility! But, imagine the payoff. The payoff can and should be children who will love Jesus and who will grow into fine citizens and leaders in the future.

Bill Meyer is Trinity Lutheran's principal.
Security blessings
In the past couple of months, Trinity Lutheran’s safety committee has communicated a plan and the need for funding to improve the security of our church and school.

God’s people here at Trinity Lutheran ChurchSchool have responded in a mighty way.

Initial costs to cover the first phase of security updates totaled between $25,000 and $30,000.

To date, more than $30,000 has been donated through the generosity of our Trinity family. God’s people are so generous. Thanks be to God.

While building safety and security have been a topic of discussion for the past several years, our recent NLSA site visit brought a new urgency for action.

Through the help of God’s people, Trinity Lutheran has responded by replacing the main entrance of the school with a new structure, doors, glass and a buzz-in system.

The plan for a vestibule in the main entrance of the school, plus interior and exterior cameras along with trauma kits and escape ladders also will be added.

Stay tuned and continue to pray as we continue to make security improvements to our facility to insure the safety of those – big and small - in our church and school. 
Trinity Penny War
Just a reminder to keep bringing in your pennies, silver coins and paper money which will go toward the Kids Against Hunger food drive, which will be Oct. 13 in Trinity's gym. If you are interested in helping with the food packaging on Oct. 13, you can sign up in the school office.

So how does the Penny War work?

Classes work against each other to bring in the most pennies. Silver coins can be used to take away penny points from other grades. All paper money will be considered a donation. All funds go to Kids Against Hunger.

The winning class will receive popcorn and a movie.

Stay tuned for an update next week of how each class is doing.
Help Trinity win $25,000
How would you like to help Trinity Lutheran win $25,000?

The process is simple.

All you have to do is click here, and vote for Trinity Lutheran School.

Voting can be done as many times as you would like - even on a daily basis.

The winning school will win $25,000 to enhance the well-being of students, teachers and/or learning environments. Ten runner-up schools will win $1,000 to invest in a health and wellness need at their school.

Any funds won by Trinity will go toward playground equipment.
Morning procedures
With all of the changes that have happened this school year, we wanted to review the MORNING PROCEDURES. The following is copied from the Family Handbook.

MORNING SHINING STARS PROCEDURES
The Morning Shining Stars program begins at 6:30 a.m.  Any student dropped off prior to 7:00 a.m. will need to use Morning Shining Stars to ensure that students are being properly supervised.  Students reporting to Morning Shining Stars will enter the building through the doors by the GYM. Parents must accompany children into the building.  There is a flat daily fee for the use of the morning program. Breakfast will not be served.

Morning Shining Stars takes place in the hallway, by the gym. This means any student that enters the building before 7 a.m. will be included in the Morning Shining Stars program and parents will be responsible for the charge. Your child is not allowed to stand outside of the door and wait until 7:00 a.m. for security and safety purposes.

SHINING STARS - Inclement Weather
Shining Stars will not be open when school begins late because of inclement weather.

Shining Stars will only be open for two hours after dismissal time if school is dismissed due to inclement weather.  
Items of importance
TRINITY BOOK FAIR: Trinity will be hosting its Fall Book Fair next week in the Fellowship Hall. The Book Fair will be open for business on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 2:35 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 1:35 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Friday, Sept. 28 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

SEE YOU AT THE POLE: This year for See You At The Pole on Sept. 26, each class will have their own time that they will be spending in prayer and song out at the flag pole on Trinity's property. There won't be a ceremony on the morning of the event.

FLL UPDATE: Trinity Lutheran is happy to report that an excellent leader has been secured for the Middle School FLL team. Mr. C.J. Sissel has agreed to lead with support from Mrs. Amy Koenig. We now need to get our team formed and working. Middle School students should be bringing home a flyer with more information. If you have questions, please seek out Mrs. Koenig. At this point, we have not had anyone step forward to lead our Junior Lego League team. If these groups are going to happen, they will need to get started in a couple of weeks. If you are willing to be one of the leaders, please contact Mrs. Koenig.
Coming up
Sept. 22: Trinity soccer hosting Cedar Rapids and Newhall.

Sept. 24: Trinity cross country team at Cedar Rapids Invitational.

Sept. 25-28: Book Fair.

Sept. 26: See You at the Pole.

Sept. 26-28: Sixth-grade Outdoor Ed. trip.

Sept. 29: Trinity hosting the IDE JV and varsity soccer tournament.

Oct. 12: First Friday Night at the Movies at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

For a complete listing of happening at Trinity, you can click here
Quick links
LUNCH MENU: Check out the lunch menu for Trinity by clicking here

SCHOOL CALENDAR: Check out the 2018-19 school calendar by clicking here

MEMORY PACKET: Check out this year's memory packet for all grades by clicking here
Join us in worship
SERVICE TIMES: Trinity's weekend worship services are at 5 p.m. on Saturday and at
8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on Sunday.

SUNDAY SCHOOL, ADULT BIBLE STUDIES: Sunday School and Adult Bible studies begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 10:30 a.m.
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