Monthly Archives: May 2017

Friday, May 12th, 2017

TBS Nation,

Good morning TBS and welcome to Friday!  This is the end of the 8th week of school and there are many things that we still have to accomplish before the year ends.  If you have ever run a marathon it is kind of like being in the last two or three mile stretch.  Finish line may be visible and it is hard to keep the pace but somehow we need to find strength to remain focused on the finish line.
There will be a kwik trip order that will take place prior to the end of the school year.  The order will need to be placed with Sarah Leeds.  We will have a final cut off date of May 17th, 2017.  Payment needs to be made with the order as we will only order what was given in payment.
There is still much to be done with the TBS Rummage Sale so those who have a few hours to donate – we could still use your help!
Thank you Kathy Rabe for taking on the bulk of the work!  We appreciate you help and service.
Friday, May 12th, 2017
7:00am – TBS Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:15am – Normal School Day (End of Week 8)
3:15pm – After School Care
3:30pm – Rummage Sale Set Up
His Glory, Our Joy!
Jeremy Shaeffer
Principal of TBS-FDL

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

TBS Nation,

It is a bit different this year as I woke up the day after TBS Awards to realize that we do have several more days of school remaining.  It was a good night and many were given awards for student achievements.  I will post the corrected A/B Honor roll later today for the students as promised because of my mistake last night. Again I apologize for the error.
For those who did not come I wanted again to highlight Mrs. Kimberly Krause today for her 10 years of service.  The following was the Tribute given:
Kimberly Krause came to me 11 years ago and asked what she could do to help in Trinity Baptist School.  It was obvious from the start that she had a desire to be involved and had a heart for church and christian education.  My advice to her at that time was to go and get an early childhood degree so that she could be used in the school with our elementary.  Her efforts in that area gained her an associates degree in the field and we brought her on staff as a elementary teacher. Prior to this Kimberly spent some time as our Fundraising Coordinator helping with student fundraisers and TBS Auction development. Her pay at first was simply monies that were donated to our school and there was no formal contract.  Kimberly plugged in many different areas and was willing to help as she had time and energy.   She continued teaching and helping and was given a position in our elementary as a full time teacher a year or so later.
 
She has taught many and some have already graduated (this is in no way intended to give away her age).  She has had an impact on many and continues to meet with former students to this day to challenge them in their spiritual lives.  Relationships have been important to Kimberly and she takes aim at the heart of matters in a soft spoken way.  She has a heart for this as experience and ministry have taught her.  I also believe that the Holy Spirit has given her the ability to work with people in this way and she desires to continue this for years to come.  
 
After a few years of teaching in our elementary full time, she had another baby on the way so we shifted her roll to that of our lower elementary, specifically the Pre-K department. This is where she has spent the last few years preparing little ones for the all important year of Kindergarten and beyond.  Her classroom is often filled with happy sounds minus the occasional cries for help from the echoing bathrooms, and she is a popular stopping point for many parents as they pick up their students from the end of the hall or from after school care.
 
Recently, Kimberly has completed a Elementary Teaching Degree from Liberty University on-line.  She has found time and energy to navigate some difficult waters and managed to graduate this past December so to continue on the journey she began many years ago. Christian Education is important to Kimberly and for this I am grateful.  I trust the there will be many more years of service in the lives and hearts of children because of the passion in her heart.
 
Kimberly has had an impact on many youth and this has been seen throughout her years of teaching at TBS.  Parents, staff and family will miss having her around next year as she has accepted a full time teaching position at Fox Valley Christian School in Oshkosh for the upcoming year.
 
Thank you Kimberly for the 10 years of service at TBS and the impact you have had on our school and these students both past and present.  We wish you well and trust that God will use Mightily.
Here is your day:
Thursday, May 11th, 2017:
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:15am – Normal School Day
3:15pm – After School Care (Kimberly Krause)
Announcements:
School Rummage Sale – This Saturday!
Combined (Kindergarten/Sr High) Graduation – May 25th, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Kohler Picnic Help Needed:  July 14th – 25th
Friday – 30 people
Saturday – 20 people
Have a great Day,
Jeremy Shaeffer
Principal of TBS-FDL

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Good Morning,

“As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, oh God.  My soul thirsts for God, for the living God….”  These lyrics found in Psalm 42 written by the sons of Korah are health to my spirit this morning.  It is so easy to let myself get to a place where God isn’t…..how about you?  I tend to try to solve all the worlds problems and give answers to every situation.  There are some situations there are no answers to give but to let change just be.  I do not have the providential hand of God as my hand, nor do I have the righteous judgments to guide my all-knowing spirit; rather I am a limited and finite being that can only see the step that God has set for today.
I hope your heart thirsts after God as was quoted.  True thirst is a powerful motivator and a circumstance that can cause a man to make irrational decisions.  If one is very thirsty he may do anything to satisfy themouth with water.  I struggle to have a desire to properly thirst everyday since the fatigue is sometimes overwhelming.  I know I do not only speak for myself, but rather many who have similar daily struggles.  May God give us the passion and energy to place that foot on the path in faith to obey him not man!
Today we will have an award ceremony for the school at 6:30 (Trinity Baptist Church).  I know that there will be many things not said, however there are some that should be highlighted.  Come and join us and enjoy the evening together.
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:15am – Chapel Day
3:15pm – After School Care (Sarah Leeds)
6:30pm – TBS Awards Night (Location – Trinity Baptist Church)
His Glory, Our Joy!
Jeremy Shaeffer
Principal of TBS-FDL

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

TBS Nation,

Good morning and welcome to Tuesday.  I hope you all are rested and ready for the day.  I am excited for tomorrow night as we give away our school awards.  Some have asked why it is so early in the year?  We positioned it here because most of the academic year is finished so we are able to solidify GPA and other academic awards.  Also, WACS and Athletics are long done.  Classroom awards are also completed and we are able to enjoy the success of students.  One final reason is that our ministry is between Awana and our summer programs.  If this has caught you by surprise we apologize….our intentions are not to inconvenience but rather celebrate the accomplishments of the students and staff this year.
For those wondering about Graduation this year we will have that on the Evening of Thursday, May 25th @ 7:00pm.  Both Kindergarten and High School Graduation will be the same night in the same ceremony!
Today is a day to revel in the goodness of God.  I am constantly reminded that we must do this in order to get through the tough times.  I do believe that there are things that God places in our lives to challenge us and to make us lean and trust Him more.  Many of you have been examples to me because of the circumstances you have gone through or are currently navigating.  I am constantly amazed at the people that God has placed in my life both here and afar that teach me by example.  Thank you for that.
I also want to thank teachers of TBS for their efforts this year.  Teachers have major responsibilities with these young people and there are only few with the patience to do it.  Kimberly Krause, Lin Leeds, Sarah Leeds, Doug Hanback, Beth Braker, Amy Braker, Jan Martin, Dan Leeds along with volunteers have been the backbone of our school this year.  There are none better than these no matter what anybody says in my mind.  THANK YOU!
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:15am – Normal School Day
Hot Lunch:  Sandwiches & fixings
3:15pm – After School Care (Kimberly Krause)
His Glory, Our Joy!
Jeremy Shaeffer
Principal of TBS-FDL

Monday, May 8th, 2017

TBS Nation,
Good morning and welcome to Monday week 8 of the 4th quarter.  Many are excited and counting down the days until school is out and enjoying those summer days!  There is the reality of the fact that we can’t slip into that mode quite yet.  I am committed and resolved to have students and parents keep focus until the last bell rings.
This week we need volunteers for the set up of the rummage sale.  Items need to be taken out and priced over the next few days.  Amber and Kathy are in charge of these things so if you have questions please contact either of them.  There are many items that have been donated recently and I am working hard to get more so that we can have a successful event.
As a reminder TBS will have its Award ceremony (non academic awards) on Wednesday, May 10th.  All academic awards will be given during the graduation ceremony.
As a word of encouragement, I am thankful for the impact of our school.  there is a genuine desire to instruct students to live right and love truth.  Conflicts do come, no doubt about that, but I am amazed each year at how students grow and change.  May your work this summer make another mark as they grow closer to Christ.
Monday, May 8th, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care:  (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:15am – Normal School Day
3:15pm – After School Care: (Jeremy Shaeffer)
3:15pm – Academic Help Class (Jeremy Shaeffer)
Patriot Post:

His glory, Our Joy!
Jeremy Shaeffer
Principal of TBS-FDL

Monday, May 8th, 2017

TBS Nation,
Good morning and welcome to Monday week 8 of the 4th quarter.  Many are excited and counting down the days until school is out and we are enjoying those summer days!  There is the reality of the fact that we can’t slip into that mode quite yet.  I am committed and resolved to have students and parents keep focus until the last bell rings.
This week we need volunteers for the set up of the rummage sale.  Items need to be taken out and priced over the next few days.  Amber and Kathy are in charge of these things so if you have questions please contact either of them.  There are many items that have been donated recently and I am working hard to get more so that we can have a successful event.
As a reminder TBS will have its Award ceremony (non academic awards) on Wednesday, May 10th.  All academic awards will be given during the graduation ceremony.
As a word of encouragement, I am thankful for the impact of our school.  there is a genuine desire to instruct students to live right and love truth.  Conflicts do come, no doubt about that, but I am amazed each year at how students grow and change.  May your work this summer make another mark as they grow closer to Christ.
Monday, May 8th, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care:  (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:15am – Normal School Day
3:15pm – After School Care: (Jeremy Shaeffer)
3:15pm – Academic Help Class (Jeremy Shaeffer)
Patriot Post:

His glory, Our Joy!
Jeremy Shaeffer
Principal of TBS-FDL

Friday, May 5th, 2017

TBS Nation,

Congratulations is in order for Mrs Lees as she has finished her work for her Masters in Education.  She will walk this morning and enjoy the fruit of her labor.  She has been dedicated to this work for a couple of years now and has quietly completed her graduate degree.  Her dedication and resolve in teaching the lower elementary is very obvious and we are thankful for her efforts.


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Today, we have two substitutes and I am thankful for their efforts.  Lin Leeds and Sarah Leeds are in Watertown, WI to enjoy the graduation ceremony for Lin.  Tiffany Spoor and Amy Braker will be taking their spots today!  Pray for the day and thank the Lord for his provision for TBS today.

Hope you have a great Friday!


7:00am – Before Schoo Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:15am – Normal School Day
3:15pm – After School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)

His Glory, Our Joy!

Jeremy Shaeffer
Principal of TBS

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

TBS Nation,

Today is the National Day of prayer and there are groups all across the nation interceding on behalf of our country.  I would say my prayer would be, “Heal our Land”.  Our country was founded on the ideals of religious freedom and liberty, on the ability to worship the one true God, and to give our families the opportunity to raise up generations that would do the same.  We do have a powerful weapon in God’s word but we also are able to communicate with him concerning these things.
Today at Veteran’s Memorial Park (FDL) there will be the reading of the New Testament and prayer for our city and country.  The schedule is from 6:30am – 8:00pm at night.  It is our privilege to openly communicate and read scripture today, however I do believe the window for this is closing even in our own country.  Enjoy the freedom while it is here!
Hope this is a blessing to you all.
Thursday, May 4th, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:15am – Normal School Day
Pre-K Field Trip – Madison Zoo
3:15pm – After School Care (Kimberly Krause)
Lord, Heal our Land…..
His Glory, Our Joy!
Jeremy Shaeffer
Principal of TBS-FDL

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2017

TBS Nation,

The sun is out?  Where did this come from?  I thought we were never going to see a sunny day without rain…. Ok it is a cool, bright, sunny, morning and I am extremely grateful for the change in weather.  I hope it helps my body to feel better again!  I know some of you feel the same way…..
Today is chapel day and I will be preaching to all in the school for the morning chapel. My text will be Proverbs 2 /  The value of Wisdom!
The world knows this in a strictly secular sense but I am concerned with the biblical sense.  We need wisdom that is not our own!
Here is your day:
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:15am – Chapel Day – Proverbs 2
3:15pm – After Schoo Care (Sarah Leeds)
5:30pm – Awana Awards night!
Enjoy the sun and the Son today!  His Glory, Our Joy!
Jeremy Shaeffer
Principal of TBS-FDL

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

TBS Nation,

The question of the day, “Do you have skin in the game?”  This question was on my mind recently concerning the involvement of parents with their child’s education.  I know we say we “partner” with parents in our mission statement, but is the relationship between parent, student, school administration, etc. actually working?
One way to test this is through the daily conversations with students and parents.  It is a wonderful thing to talk with students who share with staff the structure at home.  This is an encouragement to staff as we try to build off of that in school.  Another indicator is the extracurricular activities students choose.  It warms my hear when a student / parent show growth with volunteering, serving, and working together.  If parents simply become “managers” or “friends” of their child, then it is difficult to do the deep level instruction that is needed during the formative years.
Read: Proverbs 1:5-6
Let me encourage you to stay involved with your kids.  Its hard work and usually comes with conflict.  One question I have asked men who are older than me and who have parented kids that are now grown is this, “What is one major thing you wished you did while raising your children?”  The answer is almost the exact same…..”I would have been involved and in their business!”  Being in a teens business is not what they outwardly want, however if you ask a teen what they feel is missing in their life, often times it is the close relationship with their parent.

               Definition of abdicate

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to renounce a throne, high office, dignity, or function The king was forced to abdicate.

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to relinquish (something, such as sovereign power) formally abdicate a throne

  5. 2 :  to cast off :  discard abdicate a responsibility

    I desire parents in our school who do not abdicate their responsibility of parenting.  I desire students who do not abdicate their responsibility.  I desire teachers who do not abdicate their responsibility.  Where are you in the battle?
    Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
    7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
    8:15am – Normal School Day
    Hot lunch:  Hamburgers / Dessert
    3:15pm – After School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
    His Glory, Our Joy!
    Jeremy Shaeffer
    Principal of TBS-FDL