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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2017

TBS Nation,

Good afternoon TBS!  Hope you had a productive day like we did here at school.  There were so many things happening today it was hard to keep up with things!  First, I want to thank Angie Bush and Jodi Thorpe for coming in and helping with the Hot Lunch!  The dish was awesome and the Jello Fluff lived up to the taste many expected.  There are leftovers so I you want to purchase a lunch for tomorrow for your child we have about 10 lunches left!  Click on the Lunch Link below to send an order via email to Miss Leeds for tomorrow!
Lunch Link – Wednesday Hot Lunch
Wednesday is the last day to purchase Kwik Trip cards for this month.  If you are wanting to purchase this please send money and order specifics to Mr. Shaeffer or Miss Leeds.  This order will be in within a week of our order for you to use.
TBS Jr Level Volleyball has begun!
Coach: Sarah Leeds
Players: Ellen Spoor, Autumn Abell, Gracyn Thorpe, Annamary Struska
Madi Bush, Ryleigh Thorpe, Allison Spoor, Bethany Braker
Solar Eclipse Lesson in Pre-K!
Pre-K Teacher:  Amber Shaeffer & Students
Major Upcoming Events:
September 4th – Labor Day
September 14th – TBS Parent Bridge Meeting
New!  September 29/30th – Parenting: Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family / Live Stream Event @ TBS
October 6th, 2017 – Grandparent’s Day (TBS would request names and address for those who you would like to invite)
October 12-13th – WACS Educators Convention
November 10th – Veteran’s Day / Freedom Wall Dedication
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Traffic Safety / Student Greeting
8:15am – Chapel Day
Elementary Chapel – Nature Corner
Jr/Sr High Chapel – Ryan Thorpe
3:15pm – After School Care (Sarah Leeds)
3:15pm – TBS Staff Meeting
4:00pm – Dismiss Staff Meeting
Jeremy Shaeffer
Principal of TBS-FDL

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

TBS Nation,

Good morning and welcome to your first Tuesday of the school year.  Typically on Tuesday’s we offer a HOT LUNCH that students can order for $2.50.  Angie Bush put in all the effort on this one and it looks amazing!  Here is the menu:
Cheesy Broccoli
Chicken & Rice
Jello Fluff
Not a bad lunch for a Tuesday right?  Orders will be taken at the door when you come in school by Miss Leeds!
As you live your day consider the doing or saying or being something or somebody that serves others first.  Listen to needs around you and be the arms and legs of Jesus.
Kwik Trip Orders – Order by August 23rd (Wednesday)
God’s Creation Calendar Sales (Competition between Staff / Students)
Yankee Candle Order Forms to come……
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
7:45am – Before School Teacher Meeting
8:00am – Traffic Safety / Hot Lunch Orders (Sarah Leeds)
8:15am – School Begins
3:00pm – Traffic Safety / Parking Lot (Sarah Leeds)
3:15pm – After school Care (Lin Leeds)
Have a great day!
Jeremy Shaeffer
Principal of TBS-FDL

Monday, August 21st, 2017

TBS Nation,

2017 Solar Eclipse Today!  Only Students with proper eye wear will be allowed to view the event.  All other students will be able to view the event via online streaming.
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I am not one of these people that believe that the world is coming to an end today early this afternoon.  I do not think that the aligning of the sun moon and earth mark special end times ect.  I do believe that our creator God has made this cosmos so awesome and gives us opportunity to see his creation and design.  This event, while very popular, is small in comparison to the universes yet to be seen by human eyes, is tiny in comparison to seeing the Glory of God, is weak in light of the work He has done in my heart.  I know it seems like I am playing this event down, but put in perspective there are many other things that totally eclipse this event in my mind.  I am thankful for the cross and for the blood shed for me.  I am thankful for the events of that day where the sky went black while the Son was hanging on a tree for me.
Thank you to all who participated in the first two days of school.  TBS will be sending you a survey concerning the first 7 days of school to help us prepare for you even better.  We are committed to listening to you and hearing your needs!  Don’t forget about the parent bridge coming up on September 14th @ 6:30.  We will have opportunity to discuss some of these things.
This is the first full week of school but to add some fun to it TBS will be auctioning off several items throughout the week!
Silent Auction @ TBS
2 Club Level Brewer Tickets – This would be a great opportunity for a date with your spouse or for a dad to take a son/daughter to see the Brewers in action.  The team is having a better than average year and even has a shot at the playoffs.  Those of you looking to see the Brewers in action this is your opportunity!  This expires September 28th, 2017 and has to be redeemed 10 days in advance!
2 – Timberrattlers Tickets – Take someone to Appleton and watch the T-Rats in the final parts of their season.  These are Reserved Bleacher tickets for you to enjoy a day at the ball park!
2 Mercy Me Tickets – Friday, October 13th, 2017 @ 7:00pm Mercy Me will be performing at the Fox Cities PAC in Appleton, WI.  These are great seats for a great concert.  The ticket value for each ticket is $65.00.  Don’t miss this opportunity to bid for a great time in Appleton.
All bidding will be closed on Monday, August 28th!  Fill out the silent bid form on the table in the TBS hallway and secure your fun for the fall!  Hope this encourages you all to enjoy the beginning of the School / Fall Season!  There is a buy it now price of $300.00 for the all of them and anybody desiring this may take the whole lot!  Happy bidding
Monday, August 21st, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Parking/Traffic Safety (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:15am – School Begins
3:00pm – School Dismisses
3:15pm -After School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
Have a great Day!
Jeremy Shaeffer
Principal of TBS-FDL

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Friday, August 18th, 2017

TBS Nation,

Whew!  First Day is in the books!
What a great day we had on the first day of school.  Elementary classes were moving well right away in the morning and it was good to see parents wishing their student(s) good luck!  Jr & Sr High orientation went well and students enjoyed a soft start to the school year.
I am very proud of our staff and our work to make this year an easy start for all of you.  We have put in much effort to make sure this year is a successful one and one of growth and joy!  I rejoice in the work God is doing with our school and the families we have.
Remember to mark your calendars for the first “Parent Bridge” meeting on September 14th (6:30pm).  And and all parents are invited to come to this round table evening. Child care will be provided for you so you can attend. TBS will also invite a selected student ambassador to participate in the meeting as well.  An agenda and survey will be sent soon!
Prayer Requests:
Kim Struska & family – Healing and travel
Sue Struska  – Recovery from Surgery
TBS Families
Lydia Spoor – Continued health journey
Moies Family – Travel mercies as they return from Haiti
Mahri Westra – Mission Trip to Mexico
  • Pizza Friday (Students May order a pizza slice for $1.00 each)  Orders will be taken Friday morning before School.  If your child would like to order please send payment with them in the morning. Those who order and do not have payment will be billed for the lunch.  Enjoy Little Caesars!
  • Jr/Sr High Orientation (Friday / All Day Event)
  • Kwik Trip Orders Due September 23rd
Fundraising News:
TBS is currently running fundraisers:
*God’s Creation Calendars
*Yankee Candle
Box Tops
Kwik Trip
Remember that the Staff and School Committee is competing agains the parents and students for the Calendar/Yankee Candle fundraisers.  The group that earns the most money owes the other a nice lunch!  Staff is already working hard at trying to outsell the students.  A chart will be posted to show the progress of each to help encourage the competition!
Elementary Students in TBS / Oberreich Library
Thursday, August 17th
Friday, August 18th, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Traffic Safety / Student Welcome  (Sarah Leeds)
8:15am – School Day Begins (Remember to order Pizza from Miss Leeds)
8:15am – Jr./Sr. Orientation
3:00pm – School Dismissal
3:15pm – After School Care (Sarah Leeds)
Have a great weekend!  We will see you on Monday!
Jeremy Shaeffer
Principal of TBS-FDL

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

TBS Nation,

We only have a few hours left till school begins tomorrow morning.  We want to welcome you all into the school.  Doors will be open at 7:55am.  We want to give you a few minutes to get the kids settled and ready to go for the day.  It is our privilege to serve you all this year and we look forward to making it a great one of growth.
TBS has great families and rich spiritual foundations that match well with our mission statement.  For those that are new to TBS you will see this often:
Mission of TBS:
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.
We know that there are many facets to developing a youth and we are well aware of the challenges that are present in this world of sin.  We are thankful to be working on a foundation of a Biblical Worldview that encourages your student(s) to derive individual convictions by which they can stand firm.  We will endeavor to make these truths stick in the hearts and minds of the youth so that the family, church and community continues to strengthen!
Happy first Day of School – Check out the Information Below!
Traffic Safety Plan:  Parents don’t forget to use the traffic safety plan as you come to school tomorrow!  Parents can enter and exit on Arndt St. and park in the second row of parking stalls.  If you are going to drop off your students you may do so by pulling up to the cone area and exiting to Arndt St. or Main St.
Fire Drill / Thursday, August 17th, 2017:  The JF Ahern Co. will be working on the Fire Alarm on Thursday and there will likely be a drill that will happen because of the testing being done.  Please advise your students that this will be taking place tomorrow (Yes the first day of School…sorry about that).
Elementary Orientation:  Those who did not come to the TBS Elementary Orientation will need to pick up a packet of information from the School Office ASAP!  Also, don’t forget to sign up for your Parent Teacher Conferences in October……
Jr/Sr High Orientation:  Thursday and Friday will be full day events for the Jr & Sr High Students.  Classes will resume on Monday, August 21st, 2017
Labor Day – September 4th (NO SCHOOL)
Thursday, August 17th, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
7:55am – School Doors Open(Amber Shaeffer / Parking Lot Duty)
8:15am – Classes Begin
Jr. & Sr. High Orientation begins in TBS room # 12 (Leeds/Braker)
Elementary Classes will begin as normal
*******   TBS All School Fire Drill ******
2:05pm – TBS All School Assembly / Emergency Response Drills & Orientation
3:00pm – School Dismisses (Amber Shaeffer / Parking Lot Duty)
3:15pm – After School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
Jeremy Shaeffer
Principal of TBS-FDL

Elementary Orientation Night – August 15th @ 6:30pm

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 @ 6:30pm

TBS Parents,

Trinity Baptist School will be hosting an Elementary Orientation Event on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 @ 6:30pm.  The purpose of this event is to update elementary parents on new and exciting things happening at TBS for the school year.  Principal Jeremy Shaeffer will be introducing new and update features to our Elementary and our elementary staff will hand out very important information pertaining to each classroom.

It is an event that we would ask you to place a high priority to attend.  Much work and organization has been compiled for you to help with the day to day operations of our educational programs.  Listed below are the topics that will be covered in the hour of orientation:

6:30pm – Elementary (K3-5th Grade) Parent/Student Orientation
-Elementary Procedures
Classroom Rules (Amber, Lin, Sarah)
Lunch / Snack Expectations
Playground & Outside Rules
Hallway Behavior & Expectations
-Before & After School Care
-TBS Annual School Calendar
-Chapel Calendar
-TBS Handbook
-Parent Conference Schedules
-Traffic Plan / Pattern
-Awards & Achievement Annual Goals
-WACS Information (Upper Elementary Only)
-Student Survey
-Field Trip Schedule & Expectations
-Elementary Service Projects
-Safety Procedures
Fire Drills / Tornado Drills / Emergency Response Handbook
-Elementary Academic Folder

7:30pm – Q & A with Principal and Elementary Staff

Each family will receive a packet of information for the upcoming school year in a TBS 2017-18 Orientation Guide
This guide will outline all the information details of the above topics.  Students and Parents are invited to come and enjoy some snacks and juice while getting to know their classrooms and meeting teachers and fellow classmates.  Parents will have time to ask questions and get information in a designated Q & A opportunity.
Please plan to join us this evening and bring the kids!  We look forward to having you with us!
Jeremy Shaeffer
Principal of TBS-FDL

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)
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… 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