Monday, August 27, 2012

Weather Announcement

Holy Trinity Lutheran School, South Tampa is closed today, 27 August 2012.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Holy Trinity Lutheran School VPK is open 25 June 2012.  We pray for those who are experiencing weather driven difficulties in our community.  We sincerely hope to see all of the children at VPK so please call the office if your child will not be attending today!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Holy Trinity Tigers Roared on SAT

Can you hear the mighty roar of the Holy Trinity Lutheran School's amazing amazing students and teachers? Ninety-one percent (91%)of our students tested at or above the 50th National Percentile on the 2011-2-12 Stanford 10(SAT). SAT for grades kindergarten and up were outstanding! Above average and above grade level. The scores on the Gates reading tests grades kindergarten and up were also outstanding!

HTLC Workday June 9, 2012

Join the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and School family for Work Day this Saturday, June 9, 2012 as we prepare the annex to become the church office. The church's new pastor will be arriving with his family in a few weeks to take up residence in the parsonage which also needs a bit of sweat equity applied. This is a good opportunity for parents who still need to finish up service hours for this year or who just want to get ahead of the game for next year. See you there!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

HTLS Accepting VPK Vouchers

Holy Trinity Lutheran School on El Prado is now accepting VPK vouchers for our summer and fall programs. Contact our business manager at 813-839-0665 for information or a tour.

HTLS 2011-2012 Closing Service

Well done to the students and staff for producing an excellent Closing Service on 5 June 2012. Thanks also to the parents who were able to share this time of fellowship. We look forward to seeing our school families next year. Remember that the picnic on Thursday, 7 June 2012 will take place rain or shine!

Some Survive

June 7, 2012 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul: Then the proud waters had gone over our soul. Psalm 124:4-5 On May 21st a man went over Niagara Falls and lived. Police reports say there have been three kinds of people who have gone over the falls without protection and lived. Let's see, in 2009 there was a 30-year-old fellow from Ontario who failed at committing suicide. Then, in 2003, an American went over the edge as part of a stunt. Finally, there was a seven-year-old boy whose boat had capsized. Did I say there were three types of survivors? That's wrong. There's only one kind of survivor. All of these survivors are people whose time on this earth is not yet over. You might call it incredible luck. I'd say it was God's intervening hand. I mean, think about it. What are the odds on surviving a fall over the falls? Pretty small, I'm guessing. Of course, the odds on going over the falls and living are infinitely better than expecting to get into heaven without Jesus as your Savior. We've already seen that some people, for whatever reason, manage to make it over and through a drop over Niagara. But there is nobody who is going to get into heaven without the Savior's blood-bought forgiveness. Nobody. Period. End of reading. This leads me to two questions: 1. Why would anyone in the Christian church not throw a rope to someone who was spiritually adrift, being swept along to certain disaster? It ought to be as unthinkable as withholding a life rope from a person who is about to be swept over Niagara's precipice. 2. And the second question? Why would anyone not take hold of and desperately cling to the Savior? I can only think of one answer to that question: the person doesn't think he is in any kind of danger. He doesn't understand the imperative of holding fast to the Christ. Well, I guess I don't have to understand why people don't want the Savior. I don't need to understand. Understanding is not my job. My job is to keep calling out a warning ... and tossing out the lifeline provided by the Savior. Who knows? Maybe someday they'll grab hold. THE PRAYER: Dear Lord, today I bring before you those who are close to me, those who are headed for certain destruction without the Savior. In my heart I list them by name and pray You will -- while there is still time -- help me keep the Savior before them. This I ask in Jesus' Name. Amen. By Pastor Ken Klaus, Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour®

Thursday, April 12, 2012

HTLS Chapel Announcements

Please join your child for Chapel on Wednesday mornings as you are able. The third quarter awards will be given out at the 8:30 A.M. Chapel Service on April 18.
o Chimes Schedule for April:
4/4- Grades 2-4 4/11- Kindergarten 4/18 - First Grade 4/25 - Grades 2-4
o Bible Readers for April
4/4 - Chloe McLeod 4/11 - Leo LeDuc 4/18 - Chloe McLeod 4/25 - Leo LeDuc

Reminder: Early Release Today - 1130, 12 April 2012

LCMS School Ministry e-News April 2012

News From Schools

St. Louis high schools receive technology grant
The Lutheran High School Association in St. Louis has received a grant of nearly $400,000 from the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis for the purpose of starting a “one-to-one” technology initiative beginning in the 2012-13 school year at the city’s two Lutheran high schools.
Each student at Lutheran High School North and Lutheran High School South will be provided with a new iPad (released in March 2012) for use in school and at home. The one-to-one learning environment is designed to offer students and teachers continuous access to an array of software, electronic documents, presentations, Internet and digital learning resources.
“Students of this generation learn and engage in education differently than students of the past,” said Tim Hipenbecker, president of the Lutheran High School Association. “Students today are literally immersed in the digital world. They communicate, collaborate and create things digitally every day. As we meaningfully educate our students to prepare them to be successful Christian leaders and citizens of tomorrow, then technology must become one of their primary tools in the learning process.”
Putting students into this type of learning environment can increase student engagement, improve classroom culture and make it easier to provide for the different needs of each student, according to a statement from the school association.

Immanuel, Macomb, MI

On the weekend of March 24-26, 2012, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 47120 Romeo Plank Road, Macomb, Michigan, honored Sally Moss for her Twenty-Five years of service as the church secretary of Immanuel. As part of this celebration all of the members were given the opportunity to thank her with a monetary gift. She was presented with a special plaque, letters of congratulations, the monetary gifts from the congregation, and reception following each service. Pastor Michael Lutz, Senior Pastor of Immanuel, stated, “Sally has been my secretary for 25 years and has truly been a blessing to me as well as to the entire ministry here at Immanuel. She has a heart for the Lord and wants to serve Him in the best possible way. Over the years she has helped to make me look good.”
Lutz also stated, “Immanuel is very appreciative of its staff and remembers all of our staff on special anniversaries.” Immanuel continues to share the message of Christ since 1853.

Lutheran Schools Week, Our Savior Lutheran, Heartland, MI

On Thursday, March 8, Our Savior Lutheran School in Hartland presented their third annual school Showcase Evening. Lutheran Schools Week activities came to a close for students with an evening of fun and fellowship.
A progressive dinner was held throughout the school, and family, friends, and the public were invited to enjoy each course in a different classroom. Teachers greeted visitors to their classrooms, and a variety of student artwork, writing samples, and even an erupting volcano were on display throughout the school.
The Lutheran Malaria Initiative was on display to raise awareness and financial support for families suffering from malaria. The chapel offerings from our day school will benefit this initiative.
The sixth, seventh, and eighth graders presented their science fair projects as fellow students and visitors toured the building. The older students enjoyed teaching the younger students about their project topics, from sound waves to electrical circuits.
Directed by Kantor Matt Machemer and their teachers, students from preschool through eighth grade finished the evening with a musical presentation in the gymnasium.
Visitors enjoyed the preschool through second graders singing and signing Jesus Loves Me in addition to several other songs. Sign language and German are taught beginning in preschool, and are incorporated into the students’ daily routines. Children from first through eighth grade played the handbells and sang several songs. The older children presented one of their favorites, a beautiful Zulu hymn entitled Siyahamba meaning “Walking in the Light of God.”
Pastor Chris Thoma closed the evening in prayer. For more information about Our Savior Lutheran School, please call Mrs. Lang at (248)887-3836. More information can also be found at, or on facebook at

3 John 1:4 “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”
News From Schools April 2012
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

HTLS Letter of Intent for 2012-13 Academic Year

Due by: Friday, February 3, 2012

Holy Trinity Parents,
It is that time of year again! In order to prepare for the upcoming school year we need to know your intentions for your child’s education at Holy Trinity for the 2012 – 2013 school year. We are receiving calls daily regarding the enrollment of new students and will begin open registration for our new families on February 4, 2012.

Please fill out the following information and return it to the school office or your child’s current teacher By Friday, February 3, 2012. If it is not received by then, we cannot guarantee a spot will be available for your child.

Holy Trinity appreciates your prompt response and we look forward to maximizing your investment in your child’s educational future.
Student’s Name: ____________________________________
2012-2013 Grade Level: ________________

Check One:
_____ Enclosed is the June 1st tuition payment

_____ Bill me for the June 1st tuition payment

_____ I would like to speak with the Business Manager or Principal

Contact me at: _______________________________________

A Note from the Principal

Dear Holy Trinity Parents,

We are sure that you have realized that Holy Trinity is a very special place for your child. Your child not only gets an outstanding and rigorous Christian education, but your child receives special attention and enrichment that he or she would not be able to get in another school setting.

The 2012-2013 Fee Schedules are provided below. Please review them carefully as there are some changes. The School Board has made a very wise decision to allow the school to re-structure our tuition program so that we are able to keep Holy Trinity’s high standards of education at an affordable price. We love our current families and only want to make the Holy Trinity experience even better for them.

In order to better meet the needs of our families and the community we serve, The School Board has made some changes in our program for next year. These changes will enable Holy Trinity to provide for a rigorous, competitive Christian education while keeping our class sizes small for individualized instruction. Over the summer, we will be offering optional VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten). During the school year, we will offer 3 year-old pre-kindergarten through third grade as well as morning and afternoon sessions of VPK.

If you have questions, please arrange an appointment with Mrs. Jacobs our Business Manager. She is willing to sit down and talk with you about this new tuition program and how it will positively affect your family.
In His Service,
Sherry Eberhart Lane
Holy Trinity Lutheran School
Fee Schedule 2012 – 2013

In order for your child’s placement to be secured at HTLS, your completed application for admissions form is to be received and the application and registration fee paid within 10 business days.

New Students Only: $50.00 Application Fee is non-refundable.

$500 Registration Fee per child (non-refundable)

PK through 3rd Grade Tuition Investment Schedule
Tuition Preschool through 3rd Grade $6,000
Tuition payments are to be paid annually from June 1st to May 1st on a 12 month payment schedule.

*Multiple Child Discount: $1000 per family

*Military & First Responders Discount: $1000 per family

*Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Member Discount: $1500 per family
*Maximum of 2 discounts per family

Optional Extended Programs
Extended Care rates are invoiced with your tuition provided you sign up monthly for this service no later than the 15th of the previous month.

Annual EC Registration Fee: *Non-refundable - $50 per child

Monthly EC Fee Schedule for 7 A.M. to 8 A.M. - $25 per child

Monthly EC Fee Schedule for 3 P.M. to 6 P.M. - $150 per child

Without notification of your child’s attendance prior to the 15th of the previous month, the following “drop-in” rates will apply.

Drop-in Rates (per hour, no partials)
• Morning Care $5.00/hour
• Afternoon Care $10.00/hour
• Special Holidays/Full Day $25.00/day

Third Source Funding Responsibilities
October Walk-a-Thon:
Single Child Family $250 or Multiple Child Family $350

Spring Auction:
Single Child Family $100 or Multiple Child Family $200