Wednesday, September 11 ~ 6:30pm
All parents/teachers are welcome!
June 1-Aug 20 ~ Summer Spirit Wear Competition
Aug 19 ~ S’mores N’ Song … 6:30-8:00pm … Trinity Grounds
Aug 19 – Sept 2 ~ Spirit Wear Sale … ONLINE only! (Check out items at Back to School event)
Sept 13 ~ Welcome Back Bingo & Ice Cream Event … 6:00-8:00pm … Trinity Gym
Sept 16 – Oct 7 ~ Fall Fundraiser (more info to come)
What is PTL?
The Parent Teacher League (PTL) is a service organization that develops events and programs with educational, service (mission) or recreational purpose, maintaining a Christ centered focus while providing supplemental financial support to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran School of Freistadt. It is not intended to be directly involved with the school’s day-to-day operations. PTL is intended to:
- In Christian spirit, provide support for the teachers, parents, and students of the school.
- Promote a Christ-centered environment for families and their children.
- Lead and direct events and fundraisers during the school year.
- Serve as a source of communication within our school.
Who is PTL?
The PTL is open to all parents, grandparents, and legal guardians of children attending Trinity Lutheran School. Any communicant members of Trinity Lutheran Church are also welcome to join. PTL has an elected Leadership Team, consisting of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, School Principal and Faculty Member.
Many hands make light work! PTL is always looking for volunteers and coordinators for various events throughout the year. Please consider attending on our monthly meetings (held during the school year) or contact us via email.
The PTL sponsors a variety of activities and programs throughout the year. These events are governed by the beliefs and values of Trinity Lutheran Church and School and have been well received by families. Watch Skyward, PTL Newsletter, Trinity TriTimes, and PTL bulletin board for the dates of these events. Be a part of these happenings – help plan and/or attend!
Below are a few examples of some of the annual events at our school:
Welcome Back Event
Each year we kick off the school year with a Welcome Back Event in early September. The event is a great way for returning families to reconnect and to meet new families coming to Trinity. Bingo and ice cream make it a fun event for the whole family.
Grandparent/Special Friend Day
Every year we open our doors for a special day devoted to the Grandparents and Special Friends in our student’s lives. The smiles are endless as students show off their classroom, enjoy chapel and share other special events to their visitors. Volunteers are always needed to help serve. You’ll leave the event wondering who treasured it more – the grandparents or the grandchildren.
National Lutheran Schools Week (NLSW) Event (Talent Show or S.T.E.A.M)
What is your special talent? Do you play the piano, recite poetry, tap dance, or sing? Are you more into science and technology? To cap off NLSW, PTL sponsors either a Talent Show or S.T.E.A.M. event. These events tend to alternate years and are a huge hit with students, staff and families. Come enjoy the God-given talents of our students as we celebrate our Christian-based school environment! Whether it is music, art or technology – you will not be disappointed.
Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Events
PTL is happy to offer special events targeted for fathers and daughters and mothers and sons. Events have included Father/Daughter Dance and Mother/Son Bowling. Every year is a bit different and voted on at PTL’s year-end meeting. Both events celebrate the bonds between a parent and their child. There is a small cost for these events. Watch for details through school communications.
Like a night off from cooking? Then come out and enjoy a meal with your Trinity family during one of our 3 or 4 dine-out nights during the school year. Watch for these fun evenings to be announced during the school year. Make sure to wear your Spirit Wear! It is a fun way to take a night off of cooking while promoting school pride in the community. Trinity also gets a percentage back from the evening sales!
In addition to the events listed above, PTL has and will offer many other fun events throughout the school year. These events have included snow tubing, a family dance, movie night, roller skating, and Spirit Wear competition, etc. Our goal is to interchange events from year to year to keep our families engaged and target all kinds of interests. We are always looking for new ideas! Keep watching the various school communication outlets for what events are coming up.
Purchase gift cards for stores, gas stations, and restaurants you frequent and earn money for your child’s tuition at Trinity or local high schools. Alternatively, you also provide support for the church. The savings add up quickly! Each vendor sells the gift cards at a discount, the discount is dispersed as follows (depending upon how elect to use your savings):
- 90% Trinity tuition/ 10% Trinity Lutheran
- 90% High School tuition/ 10% Trinity Lutheran
Your scrip savings are used as a reduction on tuition the following year.
Submit an order form prior to the start of school on Monday; gift cards are available at the end of the week. Order forms are located outside the school office. The submission box is located outside the 3K/4K classroom on top of the brown cabinet.
Show your school pride by purchasing Spirit Wear! PTL organizes two ordering events during the school year (once in the fall and again in the spring). The best part is you can shop online. In addition to our popular items, we rotate our selection of clothing items. You can find something for everyone as sizes run from Youth S to Adult XXXL. A small inventory of items is in stock with PTL and will be sold at Back-to-School, Basketball Tourney and Open House events.