Aloha and Blessings to each of you!
As we look back on 67 years of ministry at Trinity Lutheran School, we have so many reasons to be thankful. Trinity has been the firm foundation in the lives of literally thousands of families. By focusing on excellence and being centered in Christ, we will remain steadfast in serving our families, while we continue to seek new and safe ways to grow and improve our programs. Our theme verse for our 2020-21 school year is, "Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!" The certainty of God's love for us is reason to celebrate, and we thank and praise Him always!
I know we are living in unprecedented times. It seems like we are spinning in circles with all the changes, updates, and guidelines. Our hearts and minds can be overwhelmed with anxiety and worry. Well fear not! In the midst of all this, we find one thing that never changes is the love our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, has for us! I am certain of this! As we begin our new school year, I welcome you to our family at Trinity. We will share this love of Jesus daily with each of you. And, with God's protection and provision for us, we will thrive this year in a safe, fun and most importantly, Christ-filled environment.
Did I mention we have so much to be thankful for? A huge mahalo goes out to our dedicated Parents & Teachers of Trinity (PTT) group and everyone's involvement in fundraising events. Our Dining for Trinity nights have been huge successes. What a blessing to have such a dedicated group of people working to provide amazing opportunities for our keiki!
Through the persistence of our Development Committee, made up of loyal school and church servant-leaders, we were able to replace and install a brand new, state of the art playground structure for our Preschool and Prekindergartens. We were also able to complete our parking lot project! The potholes are gone! We appreciate the selfless giving of time, talent, and treasure from school, church, and community partners who continue to support Trinity. We are truly blessed.
Our Crusader Athletics Program remains interscholastic, competitive, and fun, providing students as young as fourth grade with healthy opportunities to meet the physical and mental challenges of volleyball, basketball, cross country, and track and field. Not only do we offer extracurricular athletics, but Trinity Lutheran is proud to go above and beyond basic state requirements by maintaining our Physical Education (PE) program for all grade levels.
Yet another outstanding element that brings an abundance of pride to our school is Music. Fourth and fifth grade students perform as a Choir, while fifth through eighth grade students may choose Beginning or Advanced Band as an elective course. Our middle school students also have an amazing opportunity to participate in a Praise Ensemble Band. Students in kindergarten through third grade have regularly-scheduled music classes, while daily musical enrichment is built into our preschool and prekindergarten curriculum.
Thanks to the generous donations of our stakeholders, our new STEAM center will roll out this school year. We are excited to offer a variety of age-appropriate resources and activities that students of all grades will be able to engage in daily. Trinity's intentional and balanced implementation of technology for the sake of enhancing the learning experience and preparing our students for their futures remains a priority. We are thrilled to offer Robotics, Yearbook, and Videography as middle school electives, while finding new and meaningful ways to use our iPads and Chromebooks in every classroom.
Above all else, we are faithful to our mission of sharing the love of Jesus Christ. It is Christ’s love, as shown in our devoted faculty and staff that sets apart Trinity Lutheran School. It is a blessing to serve our O'hana each day.
Mahalo for taking the time to learn about Trinity Lutheran School. We hope you will join us in celebrating 67 years of serving the families of Central Oahu, with decidedly Christian, and distinctively excellent education. God bless you and keep you safe.
In HIS peace,
Kyle D. Klemp, Principal