Monthly Archives: January 2018

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

TBS Nation,

No snow again last night or this morning…..I can hardly believe this activity this winter.  I don’t think I have ever lived through a winter like this.  Anybody else?
Today marks a tax day of sorts.  If you own a home it is the final day you can pay your property taxes without penalty in FDL.  I will go over to the FDL county building and write a check for more than I want to, so that our County can use it for her needs.  Education is a big part of where my money goes and I know most of you have opinions about that.  Instead of thinking about the use or misuse of money, I choose to think about the incredible opportunity that I have to own my home.  It is a place where I can dictate what comes in and what goes out.  I am the one who can choose what to watch and what to listen to.  I am the one responsible and it is God’s gift to me.  The home is supposed to be a soft and quiet place.  Laughter and discipline are found here as well.  This is a place where repairs are made to relationships and where wisdom is passed to the next generation.  I wonder if I have labored in vain?  Did and Does the Lord build my house?  I trust that God is in the infrastructure and in the heart of it all. This is why we keep on ….He is faithful no matter what!
Hope you enjoy your Wednesday!
Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Student Drop Off
8:15am – Normal School Day
Elementary Chapel:  Nature Corner
Jr & Sr High School:  Jeremy Shaeffer
3:00am – Student Pick Up
3:15pm – After School Care (Sarah Leeds)
6:30pm – Awana @ TBC
Jeremy Shaeffer
TBS Principal
20 E. Arndt St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-322-1337
jshaeffer@trinityfdl.net

TBS Mission:
Team with parents by providing a quality, Christ centered education and produce young people committed to Jesus Christ who take scriptural leadership roles in their families, church and community.

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

TBS Nation,

Good morning and welcome to Wednesday. I hope you all had a good night to rest and enjoy an evening at home. Most likely it was busy and filled with things to do ….I get it – I’m in the same boat! I had to run to Appleton yesterday to drop off my computer for a week. I will have access to email through my phone only. It is not as easy to use as the laptop…sorry about this.

Reminders:
Elementary Field Trip Tomorrow – Barlow Planetarium
Don’t forget to bring car seats for those still needing them!

TBS Auction – Friday evening January 26th, 2018
Doors open at 4pm / Silent Auction begins at 6:00pm / Live Auction at 7:00pm

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Student Drop Off
8:15am – Chapel Day
Elementary – Natures Corner Elementary
Jr/Sr High – Mr. Shaeffer
3:00pm – Student Pick Up
3:15pm – After School Care
6:30pm – Awana

Jeremy Shaeffer

Monday, January 15th, 2018

TBS Nation,

No Delays Today…..Be careful on your way in to school!


Well, back to the white stuff hey?  Most of you are already done shoveling and getting the snow off the cars and ready for the day.  I still can’t believe how little snow we have.  I hope that does not come to curse us the second half of the winter…fingers crossed!
Thank you to those who attended the memorial service for Kim.  Dale and the family was encouraged and there were many who made an effort to come and remember Kim.  Ultimately, God was glorified in the service and in Kim’s life.  So we praise him for a life well lived!  We who are believers will see Jesus and Kim again – no doubt!
I hope your Monday goes well!  Stay safe and we will see you soon!

Monday, January 15th, 2018

7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Student Drop Off
8:15am – Normal School Day (No Weather Delay)
3:00pm – After School Pick Up
3:15pm – After School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
3:45pm – Girls Basketball Game @ Lighthouse
5:00pm – TBS/FCS Vs. Waupaca

Jeremy Shaeffer
TBS Principal
20 E. Arndt St. 
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-322-1337
jshaeffer@trinityfdl.net


TBS Mission:
Team with parents by providing a quality, Christ centered education and produce young people committed to Jesus Christ who take scriptural leadership roles in their families, church and community.

Friday, January 12th, 2018

TBS Nation,

Ok, Its almost Friday and getting colder by the minute.  Not necessarily something to be encouraged about unless you are an ice-fisherman or addicted to sticking your tongue on to metal objects for the fun of it.  I thought this afternoon about how to encourage you all and I was drawing a blank until I read this in Psalm 34:11-14.  Come, you children, listen to me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.  Who is there man who desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good?  Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit.  Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.”  
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During last hour three seniors came into my “free hour” and sat down just to talk.  There was the nervous conversation about future and graduation and job and relationships and …..you get the idea.  I was in the middle of grading Algebra assignments when it dawned on me that I have one of the most incredible/important jobs in the world. I put down the red pen and closed the books and gave my full attention to them.   King David says,Come, you children, listen to me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.   I let the students talk for a while and then the pause came as if they were waiting for me to interject my “Shaefferly” wisdom.  I took the opportunity of course.  There were no rebellious responses, no animosity toward rules, no frustration, no negative vibes at all, rather a genuine conversation about where life will take them.  I listened first and then added the pieces they were missing or didn’t say.  Kids are smart and know what they want, however you and I both know they are not quite polished with wisdom end of it yet.  Just a few adjustments in their ideas hopefully helped them see that life is not about you or me but rather it is about Christ.  I loved hearing their “firm” plans for next year.  Yes – the plans that can’t possible change because, well, they just can’t!  I gave them perspective glasses and encouraged them to remember that flexibility in life is crucial.  It was easy to talk of the Lord and to encourage them to keep going to church and get involved even if it means sacrificing some time or money.  I said, “Life is hard no matter what. God makes the hard doable and the impossible possible.”  I was happy to have children come to me and listen…The obvious from the verses – keep your tongue from evil and deceit, get away from evil, do good, seek peace…great life with that advice!
Reminder: 
Memorial Service for Kimberly Struska:  Saturday, January 13th, 2018 @ Trinity Baptist Church – FDL
For those who are interested, the memorial service for Kim is this Saturday at 3:00pm at Trinity Baptist Church.
Friday, January 12th, 2018
 
7:00am Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Student Drop Off
8:15am – Normals School Day
Pizza Friday – Order before school begins!
3:00pm – Student Pick Up
3:15pm – After School Care (Sarah Leeds)
Saturday, January 13th, 2018
7:15am – Girls BB Tournament in Neenha, WI (Leave FCS @ 7:15am)
3:00pm – Kimberly Struska’s Memorial Service @ TBC
Jeremy Shaeffer
TBS Principal
20 E. Arndt St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-322-1337
jshaeffer@trinityfdl.net

TBS Mission:
Team with parents by providing a quality, Christ centered education and produce young people committed to Jesus Christ who take scriptural leadership roles in their families, church and community.

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

TBS Nation,

Psalm 25:4-5 says, “Show me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths.  Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For you are the God of my salvation. On You I wait all the day.”  Walking a path is always a fun experience when you get the chance, especially if the day is beautiful.  Paths are usually traveled for a reason.  Often, it is obvious as to why the path takes a certain direction, while other paths seem to be a bit more obscure.  I read a book recently that a friend of mine wrote chronicling his 152 day thru hike of the Appellation Trail.  Yes, Georgia to Maine over 2100 miles (on foot) of wilderness.  Dave talks much about the trail lingo and the different “society” that seems to awaken on the trail.  As I read one term stuck in my mind called a “blazer”.  This white triangle shape was painted on trees, rocks, fence posts, roads and sometimes houses to mark the “true” Appellation Trail.  The reality is that there are many other blazer colors.  These color differences mark a shorter path, or a unique sight, or even give a shortcuts to those who want that opportunity.  Many walk the path of life but it is not the one prepared by God. Man seems to create his own “‘blazer” and cuts paths of ease and popularity.  The goal is to have very few downs and many ups in life right?  Stress, hurt, sin, loss, pain and a host of other life situations cause us to change course from following God’s blazer to following  man’s blazer. David again reveals a great encouragement and admonition as he begs God to show and teach about the way / path God has prepared.  We have to learn His path and study the markers that “blaze” His trail.  It is not traveled as often so the path is not as obvious but there is no doubt it exists.  This is why David begs God for instruction, and guidance.  He also practices patience when the path seems unclear.  This kind of hiking takes more attention, skill and determination than does the typical walk in the state park.  “Teach me Your paths….”  Let’s hike today!
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Thursday, January 11th, 2018
7:00am – Before School Care
8:00am – Student Drop Off
8:15am – Normal School Day
3:00pm – Student Pick Up
3:15pm – After School Care (Lin Leeds)
Navigating True North,
Jeremy Shaeffer
TBS Principal
20 E. Arndt St. 
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-322-1337
jshaeffer@trinityfdl.net


TBS Mission:
Team with parents by providing a quality, Christ centered education and produce young people committed to Jesus Christ who take scriptural leadership roles in their families, church and community.

Wednesday, January 9th, 2018

TBS Nation,

Psalm 19:9-10 says, “The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever, the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.  More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.”

 


Endurance is an interesting trait to think about especially considering our character trait of the month – Diligence.   Just because you run a race does not mean that you have great endurance. I am looking forward to the Olympics because of the stories of diligent training and endurance athletes prove. I have run many races but have failed at endurance because of a variety of issues.  First, not knowing the course can really cause endurance to quickly subside or even fail.  If I don’t know my finish point or have no landmarks to help encourage my progress my mind helps my legs find an excuse to stop running.  Second, lack of preparation causes endurance to fail. The simple lack of preparing and planning causes quick discouragement and early fatigue.  If there is proper preparation, the hard stretches are identified and tools are used to help navigate the tough period only to result in the hope of the easy stretch “right around the corner”. Finally, I find that endurance is harmed by the abundance of distractions along the journey.  How do you live life for Jesus and still function in everyday sinful society?  How do you focus on Heaven when I need to put bread on the table every week?  How do I live life without distractions …..?  I think you see the tension that exists here!  David says that the fear of the Lord is an enduring quality…it never is wrong, it never gets old, it never takes a wrong turn, it never causes unrighteousness or bitterness or greed, or hatred.  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge and understanding says Solomon.  Oh do I need this fear to help me navigate through this life.  Oh do I need wisdom and understanding to help myself and others in turbulent water.  Oh do I need this enduring quality to sustain my endurance in this life race!

Hope this encourages you today….


Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Student Drop Off
8:15am – Normal School Day
Chapel:  Elementary (Darryl Mayes) Jr & Sr High (Leeds)
3:00pm – Student Pick Up
3:15pm – After School Care (Sarah Leeds)

6:30pm – Awana


Jeremy Shaeffer
TBS Principal
20 E. Arndt St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-322-1337
jshaeffer@trinityfdl.net

TBS Mission:
Team with parents by providing a quality, Christ centered education and produce young people committed to Jesus Christ who take scriptural leadership roles in their families, church and community.

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

TBS Nation

The character trait for the month is DILIGENCE. The simple definition is working until the job is done and the Bible tells us much about this for sure.  Proverbs 6:6-11 is a great text for everybody young and old to put into their memory banks.  We often memorize the first part of the concept about “going to the ant and considering her ways,” but we leave out the next verses admonition.  Solomon says that the ants have no overseer or leader but rather they just know the importance of working everyday until the food is collected for winter.  I don’t often watch ants and when I do it is usually with a bottle of Raid in my hand.  Ants are good examples and I do enjoy the reminder that I should give effort till the job is done.  Hope this encourages you today!



Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
7:45am – TBS Teacher Meeting
8:00am – Student Drop Off
8:15am – Normal School Day
Hot Lunch Menu:
Chicken (not ham) / Green Bean Casserole / Corn Casserole / Banana Pudding
3:00pm – Student Pick Up
3:15pm – After School Care (Lin Leeds)


Reminder:  Kwik Trip Order / There will be an order for January if any desire this.  If there is not a good enough order we may delay this to the first of February.  Please email Sarah Leeds or Jeremy Shaeffer your order and be sure to send payment asap!  Thanks


Jeremy Shaeffer
TBS Principal
20 E. Arndt St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-322-1337
jshaeffer@trinityfdl.net

TBS Mission:
Team with parents by providing a quality, Christ centered education and produce young people committed to Jesus Christ who take scriptural leadership roles in their families, church and community.

Monday, January 8th, 2018

TBS Nation,

Happy New Year!   There was a good long break this year because of how the weekends hit and I am thankful for the rest and the time to spend with family and friends.  There have been such mixed emotions this break and we are all still morning the loss of Kim Struska.  Many of you have prayed and ministered to the Struska’s and I know Dale and the kids appreciate it much.  There will be a Memorial Service for Kim this coming Saturday at 3:00pm with a dinner to follow.  No doubt we are sad and grieving this however Kim has it much better today than we do!
This week is the first week in the second half of the year. Today marks the beginning of the 3rd quarter and we have the following to look forward to:
TBS Auction – January 26th, 2018
Winter Break – February 19-20th
Souped Up Fundraiser – March 1st
Jr/Sr WACS Fine Art Competition
These calendar events are huge and take much effort.  Thank you to those who help our school out in making these things happen!
Monday, January 8th, 2018
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Student Drop Off (Careful of the snow in front of the building….)
8:15am – Normal School Day
3:00pm – Student Pick Up
3:15pm – After School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
5:00pm – Girls BB Game @ Lighthouse

 

Jeremy Shaeffer
TBS Principal
20 E. Arndt St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-322-1337
jshaeffer@trinityfdl.net

TBS Mission:
Team with parents by providing a quality, Christ centered education and produce young people committed to Jesus Christ who take scriptural leadership roles in their families, church and community.