Friday, April 13th, 2018

TBS Nation,

Good morning and welcome to Friday.  I am very thankful that the weekend is almost here so that we can all get our feet under us again.  Monday always seems to start fine but then it simply goes down hill from there.  I know, I know that is life.  Sometimes I envy Jr. High thinking…they think in 2 minute intervals and then ask whats next?   No planning, no long term thinking, fall back on mom and dad or grandma/grandpa whenever you get stuck.  Ahh this is not the definition of a wise person who is longing to be close to the savior.  I realized yesterday in my conversations with individuals that needed something that the best thing I can do is be a solution to a problem not argue the problem.  Nothing harms a relationship more than disagreements. In Ephesians 2 Paul talks about the unity of the spirit and the body of believers.  I would challenge you to come to a meeting, have a tough conversations with the child, approach the spouse, or help someone in need and have part of a solution in your heart.  Be the encouragement.  Send calm and gentle vibes to those needing to be communicated with.  “A soft answer turns away wrath.”
Be the encouragement that someone needs today and then tell me about it!  I love to hear these stories of helping one another!
Friday, April 13th, 2018
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Student Drop Off
8:15am – Normal School Day
Pizza Friday – Order Early!
3:00pm – Student Pick Up
3:15pm – After School Care (Sarah Leeds)
Be a Solution!

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

TBS Nation,

Good morning and welcome to Wednesday.  Today our students will be listening to preaching in chapel and I am thrilled that we get this privilege in our school.  I am thrilled that we can pray, and sing, and love and all the other things that go along with christian education!  I hope your day has the opportunity for you to do this as well.
Thursday evening TBS will have its Spring Concert @ 6:30pm.  Mrs. Braker (Amy) has sent out an email to each family with details.  If you need any clarification of that please contact her today!  Also, students are to be at the church 15 minutes before the concert!
We have three more school days until our Easter Vacation / Spring Break!  Friday is a normal school day so don’t let your students trick you into a skip day:)  I am looking forward to the break so that some deep rest can take place!  Let’s be honest, who can get deep rest when you have 6 kiddos?
Have a great Day –
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Student Drop Off
8:15am – Normal School Day
Chapel:  Nature’s Corner / Ryan Thrope
3:00pm – Student Pick Up
3:15pm – After School Care (Sarah Leeds)
6:30pm – Awana
Navigating True North,
Jeremy Shaeffer
TBS Principal
20 E. Arndt St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-322-1337
jshaeffer@trinityfdl.net

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

TBS Nation,

Good morning and welcome to Thursday.  We are again warming up and adding daylight to the morning and these things are encouraging to me today.  I was reflecting on some conversations that I have had recently and was again struck by the changing society that we live in.  Our world changes faster than I want it to, both for good and for evil.  I am dumbfounded that our Churches are showing signs of atrophy as we see a mire of sin around us.  There are so many compromises that happen each day that seem to accelerate the unplugging of fingers in an already broken dam.  I can’t help but think about students and friends that are oblivious to the reality of our world and the war we are actually fighting.  War against the world and Satan is only obvious and real if you choose to see God’s truth about it.  Otherwise we are rocked to sleep in the hands of the enemy.  Choosing to unplug from a fight is not an option we have according to scripture.  Ephesians 6 Paul describes for the believer the armor we need on a daily basis and there is no age limit given neither is there a time-out box described.  I do believe that our kids are in a battle that is already overwhelming and one in which they are not prepared to fight.  I read the following article and was convicted to keep investing in kids at a ministry level.  Without ministry where does the training happen, and where are the trainers going to get subjects to train?  There is no doubt that we have modernized our church services and catered to the “normal” as far as “worship” is concerned.  I believe that the reason ministries come under attack is because holding lines simply is not the way “we” do things anymore.
Here is the link to the article:
Read it if you have time and consider the fight our kids are wandering towards.  Are they ready to fight?  Do they have the constant training in their heart?  Are we as parents realizing the battle they are about to face?  Are we wrapping them in bubble-wrap and hiding the truth of the war from them?  Are our churches doctrinal sound and actively teaching kids a Biblical World View?
Just some thoughts…….
Here is your morning:
Thursday, March 15th, 2018
7:00am – Before School Care (Sarah Leeds)
8:00am – Student Drop Off
8:15am – Normal School Day
3:00pm – Student Pick Up
3:15pm – After School Care (Lin Leeds)
Have a great Day!
Jeremy Shaeffer
TBS Principal
20 E. Arndt St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-322-1337
jshaeffer@trinityfdl.net

Wednesday, March 15th, 2018

TBS Nation,

Several thoughts this morning……
Pray for Lin Leeds as she almost broke her wrist as she was walking around the playground.  It is her right wrist and she already has a bad left shoulder.  Not fun for her today!  Pray for quick healing
Lydia Spoor has tests this morning down in Milwaukee, pray for Dr’s wisdom as they develop ongoing health plans.
Pray for Marriages and families that God would sustain them and hold them together for His glory!
Pray for the Pastors of our churches as they need special strength to deliver and minister the Word to us.
Just for fun – Pray for the Shaeffer’s as we now have 2 teenagers in our home – Yikes!
Hope you all have a great day.  We are going to get a bit warmer today so hopefully that will lift your spirits up a bit!
God Bless –
Wednesday, March 15th, 2018
7:00am – Before School Care  (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Student Drop Off
8:15am – Chapel Day
Elementary – Darryl Mayes
HS Chapel – Dan Leeds
3:00pm – Student Pick Up
3:15pm – After School Care (Sarah Leeds)
Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

TBS Nation,

Good morning TBS and welcome to Tuesday.  As I walked over to school this morning there were a few snowflakes falling from the sky however I do believe this will quickly give way to a bright and sunny day.  March is already half over and I do believe that the warmer temperatures are on their way!
Parents,  If you are planning on returning to TBS next year it is very important that we receive your re-enrollment forms today.  TBS will be having a school committee meeting on Saturday morning to set budget and work out staffing details and it is based largely on enrollment.  I know I am a nag but necessary!  Thanks for your help with this.  At the same time if you are not planning on returning please send me an email so that I don’t assume – this will help me plan!
Don’t know what your facing this morning but it is good to know that God is in control of our lives.  Resting in Him is sometimes a hard exercise because we are not used to resting.  God tells us to give everything to his care because he cares for us.
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
7:45am – Teacher Meeting
8:00am – Student Drop Off
8:15am – Normal School Day
Hot Lunch:  Alfredo Tortellini / Garlic Bread / Dessert
3:00pm – Student Pick Up
3:15pm – After School Care (Lin Leeds)
Jeremy Shaeffer
TBS Principal
20 E. Arndt St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-322-1337
jshaeffer@trinityfdl.net

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

TBS Nation,

Good morning TBS and welcome to Wednesday.  It is a bit colder than yesterday but at least the white stuff is not falling from the sky.  This Friday the Jr. and Sr. High will be traveling to the WACS competition.  Students will need to meet at school at 7:00am sharp for a 7:10 leave time.  The students will be coming back to school sometime between 7:30 and 8:00pm on Friday evening.  It will be a long day but I know that there will be some great performances!
It is Wednesday Chapel Day.  My text today during the preaching of God’s word will come from Genesis and the story of Joseph.  As we look to our next character trait (Servant), it is easy to see his desire to obey God and serve others.  God richly blessed Joseph and eventually Joseph was able to save his family from terrible famine and certain death!  How are you serving today?  Perhaps reading scripture can help grow you in your desire to serve!
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Student Drop Off
8:15am – Chapel Day / Normal School Day
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

Monday, March 5th, 2018

TBS Nation,
It is the calm before the storm today.  Many of you know that winter weather is moving back into the area tonight and into tomorrow morning.  Please watch the morning email for an update for any changes or modifications to the school schedule.  Cancellations or closures will be announced via email and facebook.
On a different note, I have had the song phrase, “full atonement can it be, Hallelujah, what a Savior” running through my head for the past week.  Not sure why but it has been interesting to try to wrap my mind around this thought.  Full atonement for my sin is impossible let alone each of ours put together.  God the Father could not look on sin and turned his back on Jesus as he was on the cross.  The words, “It is finished” refresh my heart because, truly I did nothing to earn righteousness. Thankful for a Savior who takes away the sins of the world.
 There are some students and families that are dealign with illness again.  It seems like a second round of coughs, fever and sore throat is invading.  If your student has a fever or symptoms, we would ask to make sure healing is well on the way prior to sending them to school again.  I know you moms are always ahead of me – thanks for your care of the kids!
WACS is on Friday of this week. TBS Sr and Jr High will be traveling to Watertown on Friday to participate in this event.  There is much to be done over the next few days and I am sure that students will be working hard to complete their assignments for this competition.  Work hard and don’t give up!  The end is worth it!
Patriot Post / Week 9

Monday, March 5th, 2018

7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Student Drop Off
8:15am – Normal School Day
3:00pm – Student Pick Up
3:15pm – After School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
Reminders:
March 9th – End of Third Quarter / Jr & Sr High WACS
March 11th – Daylight Savings Time Change
March 15th – Re-Enrollment Forms due to TBS Office (Jeremy Shaeffer)
March 17th – TBS School Committee Meeting
Jeremy Shaeffer
TBS Principal
20 E. Arndt St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-322-1337
jshaeffer@trinityfdl.net

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

TBS Nation,

Great is thy faithfulness Oh God my Father….Summer and winter and spring time and harvest…..Pardon for sin and a peace that endures…. These are the words running through my mind this morning.  It is hard to gain proper perspective isn’t it?  I live my life telling God I am faithful but know that my declaration to Him is almost funny if not blasphemous to His ears.  My perspective ought to be like the writer of this song – Great is thy faithfulness Lord unto me.  See God is the only one who is truly faithful.  I can’t tell you the times I have looked back and seen my own shortcomings.  They surround me and when I really begin to see myself for who I am I typically leave those thoughts because they overwhelm me with my failure.  I am more convinced today than ever that God is faithful to me and that my active response to his faithfulness helps me achieve small victories in faithfulness toward Him.  Many say, “I am faithful in my marriage!”  Really?  No thought has every entered your mind or no words have been spoken to show otherwise.  Let’s be honest, it is absolutely impossible for man to be faithful to anything much less to a Holy God.  Therefore we are gifted and blessed because He is faithful to us.
Psalm 136:1  “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his stedfast love endures forever.”  In other words he is faithful with his love forever – no questions!
Reminder:
Souped Up – If you have not turned in your packets for tickets sales please do so today!  Also If you are planning on ordering soup for the company you work for please get us those numbers asap so we are ready for delivery!
Friday – No School
Next Friday – WACS Fine Art Competition (Watertown, WI)
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Student Drop Off
8:15am – Normal School Day
Chapel – Carolyn Price
Chapel – Student Leadership Meeting
3:00pm – Studen Pick Up
3:15pm – After School Care
6:30pm – Awana
Have a great day!
Jeremy Shaeffer
TBS Principal
20 E. Arndt St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-322-1337
jshaeffer@trinityfdl.net

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

TBS Nation,

It is a beautiful start to the day this Tuesday.  The temperature is up and a south wind is prevailing.  I know that we are all wanting to see the high reach past 50 and I think it will, so says the weather man!  I am thankful for the Lord words this morning and his reminder from James that we should count our trials as joy.  Not easy to do when in the middle of hardship.  James did not stop there but rather gave us the hope and encouragement we need when he said in 1:12, “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.”  I think it is important to note that there is an eternal promise given here and not a temporal one.  Live on earth is so coveted isn’t it?  Its all we know.  Its all we want.  Its all we pursue.  Thank you Lord for giving me eyes for the bigger picture today.  Each of us has trials and frustrations – no doubt – but God is for us not against us.
Reminders:


March 1st, 2018 – Souped Up (open from 11am to 7pm including carry out)


March 2nd, 2018 – No School
March 9th, 2018 – Jr & Sr High WACS Competition (Watertown, WI)


Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
7:45am – Teacher meeting
8:00am – Student Drop Off
8:15am – Normal School Day
3:00pm – Student Pick Up
3:15pm – After School Care
3:15pm – Girls BB Practice
Hope you all enjoy your day and the promise God gives us as we remain steadfast under our trial(s) whatever they are!
Jeremy Shaeffer
TBS Principal
20 E. Arndt St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-322-1337
jshaeffer@trinityfdl.net

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

TBS Nation,

Friday, February 23rd, 2018
Friday already?  I kind of like these short weeks… If it were only a few degrees warmer and sunny – then it would be fine!  Hope the rain does not keep you down and out today.  I am glad it is rain and not snow today for sure.  I also hope you are encouraged despite the dreary  day.  Thanks for praying for my dad.  He is home now and resting.  He still has issues with kidneys but the Dr’s are finding ways to make them function on their own much better then they were.  I also thank you for your prayers and concerns for me.  I have another Dr. visit this morning and hope to have a referral to another set of eyes.  God knows and it is in his hands!
Here is your day:
Friday, February 23rd, 2018
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Student Drop Off
8:15am – Normal School Day
Pizza Friday!
3:00pm – Student Pick Up
3:15pm – After School Care (Sarah Leeds)
Have a great weekend!
Jeremy Shaeffer
TBS Principal
20 E. Arndt St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-322-1337
jshaeffer@trinityfdl.net