Friday, September 22nd, 2017

TBS Nation,
It is Hot & Muggy in the building today.  I am already uncomfortable as I type the morning email.  Dress those kids in shorts and bring lots of water for the day. I have even chosen to take shorts as a dress code for the day due to the uncomfortable weather.
Remember to be working on selling Calendars and Candles.  Those Fundraisers will not go on for to much longer.  I am encouraged by how much has been brought in already!  Great Job everybody….
Read your patriot post this week.  There is a feature article by Stephanie Hanes that is written from a mother’s perspective.  Thanks for the encouragement Stephanie – you are a blessing to TBS!
Friday, September 22nd, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Traffic Safety / Student Drop-off (Sarah Leeds)
8:15am – Normal School Day
3:00pm – Traffic Safety / Student Pick Up (Sarah Leeds)
3:15pm – After School Care (Sarah Leeds)
Have a Great Weekend!  Enjoy the summer temperatures even though it is now officially fall
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, September 21st, 2017

TBS Nation,

Good morning everybody and welcome to a wet and muggy start to the day.  It will be warm in the building so dress the kiddos appropriately!  I wish I could turn on the air conditioners however our building is vintage enough that we don’t have them in our wing!  We will keep the windows closed and doors shut today to keep the cool of the building inside and leave the heat and muggy outside!  Water is a must for kids the next two days as they will need to keep it by their desks.  We want them to stay hydrated throughout the day.
The Student Leadership Team is inviting parents to a “Parents’ Night Out” on September 26th.  This will be a 5$ donation per child and runs from 5pm – 8pm.  If you would like a break in order to go on a date or just support our SLT here is your chance.  Take to Annika Shaeffer or Andras Muranyi for more details.  All child care will be at TBS for the evening.  Pizza will be served at a 1$ per slice that evening!
Reminders:
2018 Calendars / Yankee Candles Sales – Keep Up the great work.  We have a goal of reaching $3,000 in sales for these fundraisers!
See You at the Pole – September 27th @ 8:00am (TBS)
Paul Trip Parenting Conference – September 29-30th
Thursday, September 21st, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Traffic Safety / Student Drop-off (Amber Shaeffer)
8:15am – Normal School Day
3:00pm – Traffic Safety / Student Pick-up (Amber Shaeffer)
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.netTBS 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, September 20th, 2017

TBS Nation,

Don’t Forget about our Food Drive!


Welcome to Wednesday / Chapel Day!  This morning TBS has all students attending chapel to be challenged by God’s word.  The elementary will be watching a Nature’s Corner video as we seek to push a creationist world view and the Jr/Sr high will be listening to Ryan Thorpe as he brings a challenge to the students.
The Student Leadership Team passed out a flyer to parents yesterday afternoon concerning a Parent’s Night Out!  This is a good opportunity to support the Leadership Team and also take advantage of a few hours without kiddos!  Talk to Annika Shaeffer or Andras Muranyi for more details!
September 20th, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Traffic Safety / Student Drop Off (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:15am – Chapel Day
Elementary – Natures Corner
Jr/Sr High – Ryan Thorpe
3:00pm – Traffic Safety /Stuent Pick-up (Jeremy Shaeffer)
3:15pm – After School Care (Amber Shaeffer)
3:15pm – TBS Staff Meeting
6:30pm – Awana @ TBC
Have a great Day!
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.

TBS Nation,

Good morning TBS nation.  I hope you slept well and are ready for a Tuesday!  We have been without Dan and Lin Leeds as they are attending a Pastor’s conference about 4 hours away.  Pray for their safe return today as they drive back to FDL!  I am looking forward to having them back in their respective classrooms.
I read a great quote again this week from C. S. Lewis:
C.S. Lewis –

“Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung, possibly be broken.  If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal.  Wrap it carefully around with hobbies and little luxuries, avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness.  But in that casket — safe, dark, motionless, airless—it will change.  It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.  The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation.  The only place outside heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is hell.”
I am so thankful that God has given me a family and wife and children and school and ministry to love.  Yes, this does mean that my heart is greatly exercised but unimaginable blessings come from these experiences.  I am so thankful for the ability to serve Him!  I know that you all feel and act the same way.  May we have unity in our school so much so that we make an impact on the world around us here in FDL!


Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Traffic Safety / Student Drop Off (Amber Shaeffer)
8:15am – Normal School Day
Hot Lunch Menu: Spaghetti and Meatballs, Garlic Bread, Veggies, and Chocolate Chip Cookies
3:00pm – Traffic Safety / Student Pick-up (Amber Shaeffer)
3:15pm – After School Care (Amber Shaeffer)
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, September 18, 2017

TBS Nation,

Good morning TBS and welcome to week 5 in our quarter.  The days are getting shorter and the leaves are starting to change and fall but it has yet to feel like the fall weather we have all anticipated in the middle of September!  I am very thankful for the “summer” temperatures because it gives students that much more time to play outside and teachers the ability to keep their windows open for that fresh air!
This week is busy.  More details to come this afternoon but stay tuned for all of our upcoming events.  Soccer and Volleyball games this week, our Salvation Army Food drive is still going on not to mention the parenting conference in two weeks.
Monday, September 18th, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Traffic Safety / Student Drop-off (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:15am – Normal School Day
3:00pm – Traffic Safety / Student Pick-Up (Jeremy Shaeffer)
3:15pm – After School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
4:00pm – Soccer Game / Field 11 (FLD Soccer Complex)
6:30pm – Homebuilders Small Group (Winklers)
Have a great Day!
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, September 15th, 2017

TBS Families,
TBS hosted her first Parent Bridge meeting last evening and what was designed to take an hour of time turned into almost 2.5 of great communication.  Thank you to Claudia Moies, Kathy Rabe, Eric and Tiffany Spoor, Ryan and Jodi Thorpe, and Amber Shaeffer for the great input last evening.  There will definitely be much coming from this group and the positive direction of taking this step was met with overwhelming approval from you the parents!  It is not to late to join the group and we have already put a date on the calendar of October 9th, 2017 at 6:30pm.  More to come……..  I don’t want to forget to thank Annika Shaeffer and Hannah Struska for their help watching the kids last night!  What a blessing it was to meet without distractions!
It is Friday and my head and heart are full.  I’m sure you have all had one of those nights where you lay down but don’t sleep because of the pace of your brain does not match the position of your eyes.  Glad we made it to Friday!  Hope yours weekend of rest and worship brings encouragement to your souls.


Lin Leeds / Elementary Class morning routine:


Friday, September 15th, 2017

7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Traffic Safety / Student Drop-off (Sarah Leeds)
Pizza Friday
8:15am – Normal School Day
3:00pm – Traffic Safety / Student Pick-up
3:15pm – After School Care (Sarah Leeds)
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, September 14th, 2017

TBS Nation,

Two things today that come to mind….
First, it is only Wednesday and second its only Wednesday…..(if you know what I mean)!


Thursday, September 14th, 2017

7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Traffic Safety / Student Drop-off (Amber Shaeffer)
8:15am – Normal School Day
3:00pm – Traffic Safety / Student Pick-up (Amber Shaeffer)
3:15pm – After School Care (Lin Leeds)
6:30pm – Parent Bridge Meeting (RSVP to: jshaeffer@trinityfdl.net  / Subject Line: Voice)


Agenda

6:30pm – Opening (Jeremy & Amber Shaeffer)

Letter to TBS parents

6:40pm – Power of the Parent

Establish Parent Group Leader / Team
Establish Goals

7:00pm – Listening Secession / Parent Discussion

What does TBS Administration and Staff need to hear?
What are the needs of our families outside / inside of the school walls?
What improvements can TBS make in the near future?

7:25pm – Introduction of Prospective Parents

Two families in the FDL area

7:30pm – Set meeting for Parent Team / Prayer / Dismiss

Next Meeting: October 9th 2017 @ 6:30pm

Don’t miss the opportunity to connect today!


Reminder:

PARENT BRIDGE MEETING – Thursday@ 6:30pm
September 27th, 2017 @ 8:00am – See you at the Pole (Parents invited)
September 28th – Need Volunteers for Kiwanis Pork Fest Fundraiser (Need 4 more helpers!)
September 29th-30th:  Paul David Tripp / Parenting Conference
October 6th – Grandparents Day (Early Dismissal / no after school care provided)


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, September 13th, 2017

TBS Nation,

Wouldn’t it be nice to have the rest of the Fall just like this week?  Cool in the mornings and nice and warm in the afternoons.  Not to hot but not to cold.  I do believe that this is what we desire in our daily lives as well, however this is rarely a reality!  If you are normal the earthquakes and hurricanes come all the time, right?.  I guess this means that when it is nice out that we really have to take a step back and enjoy the eye of the storm!
The Parent Bridge meeting is only one day away and I am really looking forward to you all meeting for fellowship and encouragement.  It is important that you email me to let me know if you are in need of daycare for the hour.  I need to make sure that I have our youth staff in place to accommodate the need.  Amber and I will share letters that we have written to you as parents to begin the night followed by a short challenge concerning the power of the parent.  There will be a 20 minute roundtable / listening secession for parents to share.  Some organization and structure will be set up for future meetings as well as an agenda for the meeting in October.
Parent Bridge RSVP:  jshaeffer@trinityfdl.net
Subject Line:  Voice
I am also very excited to give a tool and resource to our school families concerning the Paul David Tripp Parenting Conference held on September 29-30th.  This will be a time for parents to sit down and focus on the needs of our homes especially when it comes to parenting.  This is an open event and I have invited a few people from outside of our school.  You can do the same.  I want to share this resource and not squander the opportunity to learn how to better parent my children.  I hope you are on board as well!
September 25 TBS will host a FREE AED TRAINING at school.  The training will begin at 5:30pm and focus on the use of the AED that is now located in our building.  If you are a TBS volunteer, parent, or student that wants to learn some basics about a defibrillator, this is your chance with no cost to you!  We want to be prepared to help save a life at TBS!
AED Training RSVP:  jshaeffer@trinityfdl.net
Subject Line: Life
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Traffic Safety / Student Drop-off (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:15am – Normal School Day
Elementary Chapel:  Darryl Mayes
Jr/Sr High Chapel:  Dan Leeds
3:00pm – Traffic Safety / Student Pick-up (Jeremy Shaeffer)
3:15pm – After School Care (Sarah Leeds)
6:30pm – Awana @ TBC
Jean Winkler & Kathy Rabe (Hot Lunch servers @ TBS)
Amber Shaeffer & Lin Leeds:  TBS Staff @ Lunch
Have a great evening TBS!  Hope you enjoy the “eye of your storm”……
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, September 12th, 2017

TBS Nation,
September 11th 2001 changed many things about our country.  Freedoms we experienced changed for good because of the attack launched against innocent and unsuspecting people.  There is no doubt that the men and women who served or currently serve our country are to be thanked for the relative peace we continue to enjoy.  I am so thankful for God’s protection on our school and on our families.  What a blessing it is to live in this country where Christian Education is still accepted and enjoyed.  What a blessing to be able to  share the TRUTH each day.

TBS is thankful for the opportunity to have the Richard and Karrie Woughter in our classes this morning!  They are missionaries to Nicaragua.  Students were able to hear of the power of the gospel and connect with individuals who are eager to serve Christ.  What a blessing!


Elementary w/ Richard and Karrie Woughter


Ellen Spoor showing off Nicaragua Fruit!


Reminders:

September 14th – Parent Bridge Meeting at 6:30pm (RSVP / indicate how many will be in child care)
September 27th @ 8:00am – See you at the Pole
September 29th – 30th – Paul David Tripp  / Parenting Conference Live Stream @ TBS
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
7:45am – Teacher Meeting
8:00am – Traffic Safety / Student Drop-off (Lin Leeds)
8:15am – Normal School Day
Hot Lunch Menu:  Chicken Pot Pie / Salad / Apple Crisp
3:00pm – Traffic Safety / Student Pick-up (Lin Leeds)
3:15pm – After School Care (Lin Leeds)
Don’t Forget:

*Elementary Volleyball Practice – Thursday after School 3:00 – 4:30pm


Hope you all have a great Tuesday!

Jeremy Shaeffer
TBS Principal
20 E. Arndt St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-322-1337
jshaeffer@trinityfdl.netTBS 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, September 8th, 2017

TBS Nation,

Friday is here and we have officially made it to the end of the 3rd week of school. Tomorrow parents will be bombarded again with progress reports from teachers.  These reports will come in the form of pdf documents and will be our way of letting you see the progress of the students thus far. We are tracking grades closely to watch for good patterns as well as watching for patterns needing improvement.  Remember, staff welcomes your feedback from the classroom and we intend to keep those lines of communication open throughout the school year.  Watch your email accounts closely for these reports from Sycamore Education / Student(s) Teacher.

The TBS elementary went to the Wade House today and had a great time.  There was much learning that took place through several interesting hands-on experiences.  Thank you to Jodi Thorpe, Tiffany Spoor, Stephanie Hanes and Patty Abell for your help in driving and supervising the TBS Elementary – It was a big help!


Ezekiel Westra & Bethany Braker in the Sheboygan / FDL Wagon

Wade House Field Trip


Announcements:

Month of September – TBS Lower Elementary Food Drive / Bring nonperishable food to donate to the Salvation Army food pantry
September 11th – Firemen & Police Day (K – 2nd Grades)
September 12th – Hot Lunch (Chicken Pot Pie Casserole)
September 14th @ 6:30pm -TBS Parent Bridge Meeting
September 27th @ 8:00am – See you at the Pole (Prayer for Country / School)
September 28th – TBS / Kiwanis Pork Fest (Knights of Columbus)
September 29th – 30th @ 6:00pm – Tripp / Parenting Conference (Friday evening & Saturday Morning – more details to come)

October 6th – Grandparents Day


Help Needed:

TBS needs 5 more volunteers to help a the Kiwanis Pork Fest on September 28th.  We have staff and students committed but because we have fewer students in the upper grades we will need to ask for a few parent volunteers!  If interested please email jshaeffer@trinityfdl.net to sign up.  The working hours are from 4pm – 8pm at the Knights of Columbus in FDL!  Thanks

Auction Committee Members – Calling all who would be interested in helping with the TBS school auction.  We are not to far away from an initial meeting and we would like to invite any who have time to help procure items this season. Please contact Tiffany Spoor or Jeremy Shaeffer for more information concerning the auction process.  Volunteers are needed on October 19th & 21st to begin the donation solicitations!  Let us know if you would be willing to help!


With all the clutter in the schedule I don’t want to every loose the opportunity to express my joy in the ministry TBS experiences.  Each day your students walk into the school classrooms and sit down under our teaching to learn about TRUTH.  We celebrate these experiences and we treasure the victories we watch.  Congratulations to Lizzy Westra on a victory in Geometry!  She did not think she was going to do very well and spent some extra time going over lessons already completed.  Her efforts paid off today as she received a perfect score on her Cumulative Test this afternoon!  Keep up the good work Lizzy!

Perfect Score on Cumulative Geometry Test 1
Lizzy Westra – Junior @ TBS
Today our Jr & Sr High music classes also received a live tutorial about the cello.  Arpad Muranyi (an accomplished cellist) spent the hour educating the students on the art of the instrument.  He played several examples and answered questions about the instrument.  Thank you Arpad to contributing your time and energy to give our music education a higher appreciation towards these musical disciplines!
Happy Friday / Have a great weekend everybody!