Mercer Reilly 8/19
Mrs. Candace Church 8/24
DATES TO REMEMBER
Aug. 24 Half Day Noon Dismissal
Sept. 3 No School, Labor Day
Sept. 9 Education Sunday, All students must attend, Trinity Lutheran Church Service @ 10 am
Sept. 21 Mid-terms go home, half day Noon Dismissal
Sept. 26-28 No school - Teacher Conference away
Oct. 13 26th Annual Trinity Lutheran Academy Golf Tournament @ Hollywood Beach Country Club, Reg. @ 7:00 am, Tee off @ 8:00 am
Oct. 31 Fall Festival 10 am - 11:30 am
Nov. 9 Parent - Teacher Conference
Nov. 12 No School, Veterans Day
Nov. 16 Half Day, Teacher Planning
Nov. 21- 23 No School, Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 30 Mid-Terms go home
Dec. 19 T.L.A. Christmas Service @ 7 pm
Dec. 21 End of 2nd Quarter, Half Day Noon Dismissal
Dec. 24 - Jan. 4 No School, Christmas Break
Jan. 7 School Resumes
Jan. 21 No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
WELCOME BACK TO T.L.A.!
Trinity would like to welcome all of its students, parents, teachers, and staff to our 2018-2019 school year. We look forward to a great year full of academics, specials, and fun! We would like to welcome our new 5th- 8th-grade religion teacher, Pastor Dave Kehret (pronounced carrot). We would like to announce and welcome 9 new students and their families to our school.
Richard Barner IV
Trinity Lutheran Academy will be celebrating its 85th year of Christ-centered education on Sunday, September 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church at 10 am. All our teachers will be rededicated. God has blessed us with 85 years of serving the Fort Lauderdale community. We want to take this opportunity to praise Him. Please save the date! We look forward to seeing all of our students and their families during this special service.
TRINITY LUTHERAN ACADEMY ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
The 26th Annual Golf Tournament hosted each year to benefit Trinity Lutheran Academy, has been scheduled for Saturday, October 13th, 2018 with a rain date of October 20, 2018. This tournament will be held at the Hollywood Beach Country Club. Registration will begin at 7:00 am and tee off will be at 8:00 am.
Trinity Lutheran Academy relies on generous donations from people like you that understand the need for a quality education and Christian learning.
We need volunteers and prize donations for the tournament and prize donations for tournament raffles. You can earn TAP hours and it helps out our school.
If you have any questions or can volunteer, donate or want to register to play golf at the tournament contact Ken Berry at 954-527-9939. You may also email Mr. Ken Berry at KBerry@egwrs.com
The total money received will be matched by Cliff Berry Associates, Cliff Berry Inc., and Everglades Waste Removal. Save the date and come out and support Trinity Lutheran Academy. See you all on the green!
Parents, forms were given out in the handbooks that were distributed at orientation on Monday and for all those that could not attend they were handed out on Wednesday the first day of school. Inside the handbook were computer agreement, PE agreements, TAP hour acknowledgment forms and opportunities form, Aftercare registration, re-registration, and emergency card. These forms are important to the overall function of our school. We would like to have them all returned to school by tomorrow.
We need students planning to stay in our aftercare program to fill out the aftercare registration form. No child will be permitted without one. The white emergency contact cards are kept by Mrs. Dias desk in the office. In the event of a power outage or an emergency, we don’t want to waste time looking for this information and want to have it readily available.
CAFETERIA CATERING LUNCH ORDERS
Thank you Cafeteria Catering for providing us with lunch for this week! Lunch is provided by Mr. Joffe of Cafeteria Catering, LLC. They will provide lunch for $4.00 each day from Monday-Friday. The lunch menu will be sent home at the the beginning of the week to pre-order lunch for the following week. Checks need to be made for the following week. Checks need to be made payable to Cafeteria Catering, LLC, as we will give payment directly to the caterer as payment. If you are ordering lunch you must submit payment with your order form. We cannot submit the order without a check or cash attached to it. You must also submit your order on Thursday to ensure that your child receives lunch for the following week.
EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSING
Our school will not be in session when acts of nature (hurricanes, heavy rains, extreme cold, etc.) make it unsafe and/or unreasonable to hold classes. If Broward County Schools are closed, we will close. Please listen for school closing information on radio stations: WAFG (FM-90.3), Y-100 (FM- 100.6), or WFTL (1400). Other radio and television stations will also announce our school closings.
FAST DIRECT AKA www.tlaftl.org
Trinity is using Fast Direct.com as our means of internet communication to our parents and friends. Through this website, all parents will be able to access their child's daily schedule, financial reports, lunch menus and academic records. Our school newsletter and individual class activities will be available on this website. Upon registration, you will be issued an activation code to register and be given a login and password. Please contact our office with any questions.
Activation Codes were issued to our new families on the first day of school. To activate your account and register please go our school's website www.tlaftl.org and follow the directions on the activation sheet.
As a non-profit Christian school, Trinity exists on gifts and tuition paid by parents. Registration for returning students is due August 1. These fees MUST be paid in full before a student can begin school. Payments are due at the beginning of each month starting September 1 with the last payment being made June 1. All late payments will be accessed a $10.00 late fee if paid after the 5th of the month. If there are extenuating circumstances that prevent payment being made on time, please contact Mrs. Dias in the office. Parents, please make every effort to keep all accounts current with Trinity Lutheran Academy, Trinity Lutheran Aftercare, and Cafeteria Catering, LLC.
TAP (TRINITY ACTIVE PARENTS)
Trinity Lutheran Academy Families are required to serve a minimum of 20 hrs. of service. The 20-hour requirement is per family - not per student. Parents with multiple children are only responsible for 20 hours. The Tap hours must be completed by the end of the school year. Families who do not meet the minimum requirements of 20 service hours will be accessed $ 10.00 per hour not served.
Trinity prides itself on our students, and to avoid any problems we may have with our student's choice of apparel we have a uniform dress code. Therefore uniforms are required for all students attending Trinity Lutheran Academy. The uniforms must be purchased from our school office. Uniform pants, shorts, skorts, or skirts can be purchased locally. Our uniforms include jackets and long pants, therefore non-uniform jackets or sweaters and jeans are not permitted in cold weather.
Students must wear uniforms that are clean and fit properly. Uniforms that are torn or too small or large are unacceptable. All shorts and pants must be worn at waist level with a belt. Shorts and skirts must be of modest length. When questionable, discretion will be left up to the teacher. Any closed toed shoe or sneaker is acceptable (sandals, backless or slip on shoes must not be worn.) Socks are required for all students. White shirts are to be worn on Chapel Days. All shirts must be the official TLA shirts with the school name embroidered on it. Any uniform that is purchased elsewhere is not permitted. Physical Education Uniforms are required for all students from grades 5 through 8. Athletic shoes and socks must be worn with P.E. uniforms. Boys must keep their hair out of their eyes. Hair must neat, clean and of a natural color. No nail polish or makeup is to be brought to school.
Any student not wearing the proper school uniform will be sent to the office and parents will be called to bring the proper apparel.
All students are asked to take proper care of all rented books in order for the books to be reused. All hardbound books must be covered at all times. No adhesive materials are to be used to cover the books. If at the end of the year, books are in bad shape, fines will be given to cover any damage up to the cost of the book. Students are not to write anywhere in the hardbound books.
Our Aftercare Program will begin right after school, at 3:00 and is available until 6:00 p.m. Our fees are divided into a 10-month schedule, and are due by the 5th of each month, from August through May. The aftercare program will be run during our school year when school is in session. Trinity is not able to offer care on days our school is closed. Our schedule is as follows:
3:00 – 3:15: Trinity will provide each child a nutritious snack each afternoon.
3:15 – 4:15: Enrichment classes will begin. Many classes will be available for your child. Each day will offer a different class.
4:15 – 5:15: Homework and Study Hour- Students will be separated into 2 groups,
K -3, and 4-8 to start on homework assignments. A teacher will be with each group to help with any questions and encourage those who have completed their assignments to find activities to do that will strengthen their academic skills.
5:15 – 6:00: Outside recreation for all students. Depending on the number of students we may separate them into 2 groups according to age to have fresh air and recreation during this last period of the day.
All students must be picked up no later than 6 p.m. A late fee of $10.00 will be charged for any part of the first ten minutesyou are late, and $1.00 per minute for any time afterward.
The cost of this program varies depending on the days and times this service is needed. Below are the rates for our Aftercare Program:
A non-fundable Registration fee of $50.00 is required with all applications. This includes 2 weeks of aftercare for the month of August.
5 days a week from 3:15 to 6:00 $145.00 per month
5 days a week from 3:15 to 5:15 $120.00 per month
5 days a week from 3:15 to 4:15 $ 95.00 per month
*Children can participate in any one class during our enrichment hour for $50.00 per quarter.
*Arrangements can be made for part-time care, please contact our office for pricing information.
Please be advised that all participants in this program must stay current in their school tuition responsibilities.
If you have any questions please call our office and speak to Mrs. Church (954-463-7471)