“All your children will be taught of the Lord, and great will be your children’s peace,” (Isaiah 54:13).

Thursday, September 25, 2014

THESIS Changes This Friday

Good Afternoon THESIS Families,

Are you looking forward to tomorrow's class day after a week off?  I am!  We have made a few changes to accommodate our "growing pains"...

Arriving:  Please DO come straight into Children's Church promptly by 12:45 for the Opening. A standing crowd by the doorway during Announcements & Opening makes it difficult for the younger classes to find their teacher and exit the room.

Checking In:  Parents, please remember to check your name off the attendance sheet on the counter.  This week too, please make any corrections and sign off on the draft copy of the THESIS Directory.

Field Trip Information:  Check out the new Field Trip Board for the latest in trips and their sign-up deadlines!  Pick up field trip info sheets and sign up on the counter.

Departures:  All 2:20 elementary classes will be led by their teachers back into Children's Church at 3.  This is a new procedure!  (Music class will be held in E-K tomorrow, and then in the Choir Room from now on.)

See you tomorrow!
Liz, for THESIS

Friday, September 19, 2014

WVU Outdoor Education Center Canopy Tour Ziplining

**RSVPs for this event are CLOSED**

When:  Friday, September 19, 2014, arrival time 12:45 p.m.
Where:  WVU Outdoor Education Center
Who:  Middle School & High School
What:  Ziplining event begins at 1:00 p.m.
Each tour takes 2 1/2 hours to complete.
  • 4 ziplines
  • A sky bridge
  • A rappel station

Each tour is guided by trained staff that will provide interpretive information about the University Forest.

To participate:
  • No experience necessary
  • You MUST weigh 70 lbs
  • You MUST have transporation
  • You MUST turn in $20 non-refundable deposit to Liz DeRoos by Friday Sept 12th
  • You MUST have parent/guardian complete BOTH sides and have ready the Participant Info Form
  • You MUST have parent/guardian read and sign release form on both sides
  • Bring remaining $20 on day of event

For Info only. RSVPs are closed.

NO CLASSES TODAY (Friday, Sept 19th)

There are NO CLASSES today for THESIS. (See calendar tab above for schedule.)

Those who have signed up for the WVU Outdoor Education Center Canopy Tour Ziplining can click here for information regarding today's field trip.

Everyone else, enjoy your free day!

See you next Friday for classes!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Laurel Caverns {Field Trip} -- RSVPs are closed


**RSVPs for this event are CLOSED**

When:  Saturday, September 27, 2014, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WhereLaurel Caverns, Hopwood, PA
Who:  All ages
What:  Cave tour, Upper Cave Trip ( ages 9&up), Lower Cave Trip (ages 12&up).

Bring jackets. 
If participating in cave trips, bring hiking boots/hi-top shoes, two light sources, gloves, and a full change of clothes. Children not accompanied by a parent must have signed release form.

Cost:  Varies
For Info only. RSVPs are closed.

WV Botanic Gardens Nature Walk {New Field Trip}


**RSVP by October 10th** to Karyn Burns (304.677.9843)

When:  October 24, 2014, 10:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m WhereWV Botanic Gardens, Morgantown, WV
Who:  All ages
What:  "Seasons Change and So Do We." Take a nature walk with field journals and collection bags as we learn about autumn.

Bring a backpack, colored pencils, water bottle, tennis/hiking shoes, layering jackets, bag lunch, hand sanitizer & blanket.

Cost: $5.00 per child. Adults free.
**Please note - there is NO access to a public restroom at this event.

 Please mark your calendars and look for more info during class announcements and on this blog!

Marion County Historical Society Courthouse Tour {New Field Trip}


**RSVP by September 26th** to Karyn Burns (304.677.9843)

When:  October 8, 2014, 1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m
Where:  Fairmont, WV

Who:  All ages

What:  Tour of County Sheriff's home and courthouse. Built around 1912. Rooms in the house represent different eras in U.S. history, with emphasis on West Virginia's contribution. 

Also touring local Telephone Museum.

Cost:  Donation

 Please mark your calendars and look for more info during class announcements and on this blog!

Tour of WVU Aquaculture Facility {New Field Trip}


**RSVP by October 3rd** to Karyn Burns (304.677.9843)

  • When:  October 13th  (Time TBD)
  • WhereWVU Aquaculture Facility (outside of  Morgantown, WV, directions TBA)
  • Who:  All ages
  • What:  Catch, pet, and feed fish, while learning about sustainability of water sources. See 3 foot long Atlantic Sturgeon and 4 lb hybrid bass. Taught/guided by a WVU professor and his students.

Please mark your calendars and look for more info during class announcements and on this blog!


(See below for current field trip info)

THESIS Field Trip Policy 2014-2015

Please read this policy carefully, and ask questions before making any field trip reservations. All questions and concerns about field trips should be directed to Karyn Burns, at 304.677.9843.

  • All THESIS families are welcome to attend any or all field trips.
  • All field trips will have a designated RSVP date.
  • Reservations will be confirmed when your deposit is received.
  • "FREE" field trips will require a refundable $10 family deposit.
  • Payments must be placed in an envelope with the following information:
  1. Your name
  2. Amount enclosed (Checks payable to: Karyn Burns)
  3. Name of Field Trip
  4. Number of reservations for said trip
  • After an RSVP date, deposits can be transferred to another THESIS family, but cannot be refunded.
  • Any reservation monies not used will be considered a donation to the field trip organization or the THESIS "field trip" scholarship fund.
  • All field trips will begin promptly. Please plan on arriving 10-15 minutes early to sign in.
  • Please call or text any last minute attendance changes to Karyn Burns at 304.677.9843.


March 27: Friday, Skating at Skate-A-Way in Bellview (Fairmont). (No THESIS classes.)

April 8: Wednesday, "Beyond the Mask" movie showing at Hollywood Theatre in Granville (Morgantown) at 10:00 am. Click here for info, and to reserve seats. (Note: We still need to reserve several seats to secure this showing!)

April 29: WVU Farm Day, RSVP to Karyn Burns by April 17. Click here for info.

 May 1st:  Friday, Challenge Course (ages 12-18 only). Click here for details. Payment in full due to Liz DeRoos by April 17th.

Please contact Karyn Burns, field trip coordinator, to RSVP for an event or to obtain additional information (unless otherwise noted). 

Karyn Burns            
304.677.9843 (cell)
kaosx3 (at) ma (dot) rr (dot) com

In addition to this comprehensive list, and the calendar notation, each event listed will be linked to a blog post describing the event's details, if any are available.

Also, THESIS members who attend classes will be given reminders during announcements, and information (including directions, signups, costs, etc.) will be made available on the cafe counter at Trinity.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

THESIS Classes this Friday

Dear THESIS Families,

Last Friday was pretty exciting, don't you think?  Let's get ready to do it again!  Just a few reminders....

1.  Field Trip sign-ups!  Fall field trips are in place, and you will hear and see more about these tomorrow!  You are welcome to participate in as many as you wish.  Remember  that field trips and classes NEVER coincide.  For example, next Friday (Sept. 19) is the ziplining trip for older kids...we do not meet for classes.

2.  Speaking of ziplining, tomorrow is the sign-up and deposit deadline!  Make sure you get release forms from the counter if you are sending a kid, or are going yourself!

3. Remember:  athletic footwear; snacks (Pre-K and K) notebooks (MS and HS).

4.  Lastly,  with groups come contagious illnesses.  If your child is sick, please keep him/her home.  Phone/text/ask the assistant in the time slot beside yours to cover your job for you that day.  You know she will need to ask you eventually as well!  You should have received a most current copy of the schedule via email.

See you tomorrow!
Liz, for THESIS

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Back to Classes THIS FRIDAY (Sept 5)

Hello THESIS Families,

It is that time of year...time to load up the kids in the car, van, or truck and head to THESIS this Friday!  But before you do, please read a few reminders, and be sure to print out a copy of the assistant schedule for yourself! (a downloadable link is coming, but you got this attachment in email, also)

1.  Park and enter by the Main Entrance.  Announcements begin promptly at 12:45 pm in the Children's Church.  Please be in that room, along with all students!

2.  All kids up through eighth grade have an active class like gym--closed-toe athletic footwear is a must.  Feel free to send a water bottle--but only filled with water, please.

3.  Pre-K and Kindergarten students have a snack break, so remember to pack that young one a healthy snack (avoiding the peanut butter)!

4.  Parents with nursery and pre-K children...please be sure to leave your cell phone number with the teachers in those classes, just in case.

5.  All parents, please check in with the attendance folder on the cafe counter.  Also peek in your "mailbox" weekly.

6.  Field trip info will all be on the cafe counter; some sign-ups have deadlines and possibly deposits.

7.  Assistants!  Our group  exists on the co-operative spirit and God's grace!  But seriously, if you cannot make it of a Friday, you leave a class without its complement of adults.  Look at the names to the left and to the right  of your slot on the Assistant Schedule and call  one of them to cover your slot that day as well as theirs.  They will do the same for you. :)
See you this Friday! Questions? Contact us.