Well, actually we are looking for a person who would like to coordinate the arrangements for the Florida Blood Center Blood Mobile to visit Trinity’s campus.  This is a very easy task and requires someone to use their telephone or email to connect with the blood bank and schedule 4 visits for the year.  Call Deaconess Liz 407-488-1919 X 127 to volunteer or inquire.

Voters Meeting

Trinity’s Voters will meet on Sunday, September 22, at 12:30 pm (directly following the 11:00 worship service) in the Sanctuary.  We would like to invite our TLS families to join us as we discuss the calling of a Campus Family and Youth Pastor.  We visualize this Associate Pastor primarily ministering to the families who are on our campus throughout the week, so we would love to have input from our non-member TLS parents.  This is a special voters meeting that is only concerned with this single issue.  Please join us!

Grandparents Day

This Wednesday, September 11th is our annual Grandparents Day Celebration!  If you have a grandchild at Trinity we hope you received your invitation in the mail.  Enjoy chapel, classroom visits, brunch and a special performance by VPK- 3rd Grade students all in honor of our grandparents!  Reservations were due September 4th.  Hope you can make it!  The Book Fair will also be open during this time, so you can buy a book for your grandchild or his/her classroom.

Race for Education

On Friday, October 25, 2013, Trinity Lutheran School will be participating in our Fourth Annual Race for Education. We’re excited that students from our 1 year old rooms up to the 8th grade will all participate! We invite family and friends to join us in helping to raise funds in order to continue to provide a quality education and affordable tuition. Each participant will raise funds by asking sponsors to contribute a tax deductible donation. Students may walk or jog around a designated area as many times as they are able in their allotted time. Students and classes will also have an opportunity to receive a number of prizes based on their participation in the Race for Education. Specific instructions are contained in the material sent home this week. Mailing labels are due by  Friday, September 6th. Please join us in this very special event. We look forward to seeing you on October 25!

School Directory on HeadMaster- Please Include Your Information

An email was sent out last week with instructions on how to include your contact information in the School Directory on HeadMaster.  This is very important to help you communicate with other parents in your child(ren)’s class.  Please log into your account and select “Preferences” and it will lead you to where you can choose which information you would like other parents to have access to.  Thank you!

Meal Plans Reminder

Please remember to turn in your signed meal plan form as soon as possible.  If you need another copy of the form please pick one up from the front office.  Contact Rich Poole at rpoole@trinitydowntown.org or Carlos Limontes at climontes@trinitydowntown.org with any questions.

Substitute Teachers Needed

The K-8 classes are looking to add more teachers to our substitute list.  Candidates must have a college degree (minimum of an AA/AS) to apply. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please contact Cathy Fuller at cfuller@trinitydowntown.org to apply.

Lunch Monitor Volunteers

We are currently looking for volunteers to help monitor students lunches for our K-1st grade lunch shift (11:15-11:45), 2nd – 5th grade shift (11:50-12:20) and middle school shift (12:25 – 12:55).  If you are interested in helping out at any of these shifts please contact the front office and let us know your availability.  Thank you for helping give our teachers a break!

Rally Day This Sunday !!

“Tell Me the Stories of Jesus”  All of our Trinity school students are invited to join us Sunday at 9:30 in the gym for a short PARENT Meeting, singing, and then activity centers for the children.  Trinity offers Sunday School and Bible class for children ages VPK 4 and up, through middle school and high school.  Come meet the teachers!

Extended-Care News

Trinity Extended Care will be offering a 3 day mini-camp during the days that school is off while the elementary and middle school teachers attend the Florida-Georgia Educators’ Conference, Wednesday through Friday, September 18-20th.  Our mini-camps provide a variety of fun and educational activities for your child, as well as one or two field trips.  Breakfast is not served on camp days, but Mr. Poole’s home cooked lunches are available. Sign-up sheets will be on the counter in the school office on Monday morning where you may indicate which of the days you would like to have your child attend.  If you are paying by the month, these camp days are included in your fees.  Drop in rates are $40 per day.

Viking Athletics

Girls volleyball has started the season off strong!  Please mark your calendars for the following dates:

9/25 home versus ICS at 4:30

10/1 home versus Faith Eustis at 4:30

10/3 home versus Central Florida Prep at 4:30

10/10 home versus Grace Lutheran at 4:30

All TLS students get in FREE to home games.  Go Vikings!

 Sports Physicals Reminder

Please remember if your child is going to participate in after school athletics we must have a current physical on file.  If you do not have one on file your child will not be able to participate until so.  Please contact Coach T with any questions.

Parent Teacher League (PTL)

All parents of children attending Trinity Lutheran School are encouraged to become active participants in the PTL.  All families are members of the PTL and  the dues are part of your student’s registration fee.  The purpose of the PTL is to offer Christian help and guidance for parents, to bring the home, the church and the school into a closer relationship and to work in the interest of Christian education in Trinity Lutheran School.

The following PTL events are coming up and we still need volunteers for them.

These are great opportunities to earn volunteer hours (P.R.I.C.E. hours for K-8 Parents)  and have fun! Sign in sheets are available at the front office.

*  Grandparents Day Event, Wednesday, September 11th – Please contact Jamie Erpenbach at jamieerp@gmail.com

*  Fall Book Fair, September 10-12th – Please contact Lynn Hoctor at lhoctor@earthlink.net.  See article below for more information.

The PTL General Meeting will be held on September 26th at 6:00pm.  All parents are invited and encouraged to attend.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about what our PTL does and what parents can do to get involved!  We would love to see you there to share our plans for the new year and what we accomplished with last year events.

* Coming Soon:  Touch-A-Truck, Saturday, November 23rd. We are working on the planning stage of this event. Several committees have been formed and you can help us make this one the best yet!   If you own a business or know someone that can donate anything to help us, we will greatly appreciate it.  Please contact Diane Perez at dmperez13@gmail.com.

* Touch a Truck T-shirt sales – sell t-shirts after school on Thursdays.  Great way to earn PRICE hours!

Fall Book Fair

We are in need of volunteers to help with set-up, decorating Fellowship Hall and running the register during the day for the Fall Book Fair. The bookfair will be open during Grandparents Day and we expect to be extremely busy during this time. Extra volunteers are needed between 8:30am and 11:30am that morning (September 11th). This event is less than a week away! A sign-up sheet is located in the front office. This is a great way to earn some of your P.R.I.C.E. hours. Set up begins on Monday, September 9th. The book fair will be Tuesday, September 10th – Thursday, September 12th. If you are interested in helping with the event please contact Lynn Hoctor at lhoctor@earthlink.net  or Cathy Fuller at cfuller@trinitydowntown.org.

Web_logoThe Gift Christmas Festival & Show

PRICE hours are available!!  ALL singers are invited to be part of “The Gift” Choir, under the direction of Disney Emeritus conductor and composer of the Candlelight Procession music, Derek Johnson.  “The Gift” is Friday, Dec. 6 and rehearsals for it are:

Saturdays – Sept 21, Oct 5, Nov 16 from 10 a.m. – noon in the church basement.

If you have ever sung at Disney’s Candlelight Processions, you are welcome to join us, and if you have always wanted to but it’s too much of a commitment, then join us for “The Gift”.