Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

TBS Nation,

Happy Fall Picture Day!
What do you want to see in the daily email?  Tired of the ol “good morning TBS Nation……”mumbo-jumbo?
Well good morning anyway!  Travel safely in the fog this morning.  It does not seem to bad but then again I can see my office from my back door.  If I were to guess it means that the visibility is at least 0.001 out there.  All kidding aside be safe when you come to school if the fog has not burned off yet.
Hot lunch today is provided by Grandma Mugdi Muranyi and Estie Muranyi.  Thank you to them for the Chicken Schnitzel and fixings that they will provide everybody today!
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Student Drop Off
8:15am – Normal School Day
Hot Lunch Menu: Chicken Schnitzel w/ fixings
3:00pm – Student Pick Up
3:15pm – After School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
3:15pm – Girls BB @ Trinity
5:00pm – Jr. High Boys BB Game
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, November 13th, 2017

TBS Nation,

There is a heavy frost today…it is a bit cold outside.  I hope that the sunshine warms us up quickly but I know what state I live in and there are no guarantees this time of year.  I trust that you all had a good weekend.  I know that we need to be in prayer for the Spoor family since Lydia is back at Children’s Hospital dealing with health issues.  Pray for them as you think of it today!
Hope you all have a great week!
Monday, November 13th, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Student Drop Off (Dan Leeds)
8:15am – Normal School Day
3:00pm – Student Pick Up (Amy Braker)
No Basketball Practice Today
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, November 7th, 2017

TBS Nation,

This morning I was talking with my youngest son and he noticed I was ready for work and getting out the door when he said, “dad, I think you should go to work earlier so that you can get ahead on your day.”  I simply replied, “Yes”.  A teachers work is never done.  Preparation, writing objectives, setting out papers, preparing folders, grading etc. never ends.  Some of you know the feeling that if you go in early you will still not scratch the surface of achieving everything in your day.  Exhaustion and fatigue cripple people sometimes because the mountain of work never seems to go away.  People often wonder why I love to mow lawns.  I think the simple reason is that I see an immediate result.  I am the one who works and achieves the satisfaction of seeing something done that wasn’t accomplished.



Whatever the day presents to you I think it is a good thing to get a jump on the day, however as adults we know that there are some things that we need to do to take care of me so that I have the ability to poor out of me again.  Pastor Leeds has given me advice before that makes sense.  It is important to take time to rest and to recover so that you have energy to minister.  Sometimes that means that you should have breakfast with your son instead of getting a “jump on the day”.
Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Student Drop Off (Amber Shaeffer)
8:15am – Normal School Day
Hot Lunch:  Macaroni and Cheese
3:00pm – Student Pick Up (Amber Shaeffer)
3:15pm – After School Care (Lin Leeds)
3:15pm – Girls BB Practice (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.

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

TBS Nation,

What are you thankful for today?  Send an email and I will compile statements for tomorrow’s morning email.  There is much to be thankful for……

Good morning TBS and welcome to Thursday.  I understand that the Houston Astros won the world series last night.  It is always interesting to see the faces of the other team when the final out is accomplished and the loosing team sits and stares at the celebration wishing it were different. I can identify with that from time to time.   I do believe, that though they lost, each would say it was a privilege to be on that stage playing ball in November in a game 7.  Even those who lost were able to accomplish something that only few get to experience.  Playing on a high level and not wining the series is definitely hard and difficult to deal with, however only 4 runs separated one team from another.  They were evenly matched and it was a joy as a spectator to watch.  Not everybody gets to win.  Parents, you know this well and so do teachers.  The good news about our school is that we are on the same team playing for the same “coach” who is molding and shaping us to a calling that only He knows.  It is a privilege as a parent and teacher to watch kids develop into what God wants them to be.
I think it is worthy of us to remember the teachers and instructors who helped shape us and mold us because their strong standards and convictions.  I think it is important as parents to remember that we are indebted to those who take the role of educating in today’s generation.  I think it is important to recognize the effort and sacrifice it personally takes to accomplish one day of teaching.  I think it is worthy for us to recognize that God himself is placing us in a path, marked with people and circumstances, so to instruct us and mold us to His calling.  Last night I helped kids memorize Proverbs 1:7…”The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, fools despise wisdom and instruction.”  Please don’t think I am calling you fools but haven’t we all been at one point or another?  The word fool used to be something I isolated because of the definition of the person.  I think rather than focusing on that one word we should identify the character that the fool is labeled by.  The fool despises (rejects, turns away from, scoffs at, etc.) wisdom and instruction.  Lord help us not to be despiser’s of your Wisdom and Instruction!  Hard to do in a sin-cursed world.
Hope this encouragement helps today!
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Student Drop – Off (Amber Shaeffer)
8:15am – Normal School Day
3:00pm – 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.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, October 31st, 2017

TBS Nation,

Good morning TBS and welcome to the final day of October.  Hard to believe that we are now done with this transition month and on to the upcoming holidays.  I don’t know about any of you but I am simply exhausted.  Every day the alarm goes off it seems like there is no way that it is possible that sleep was even experienced.  I am more and more thankful for he strength provided by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who gives us the energy we need so that we can move forward.
Regardless of how we / I feel the day must go on.  It is Hot lunch day at TBS and there is a great menu for us all.  Beef Stroganoff Green Bean Casserole w/ Blondie Bars.  The Schuller family will be helping provide this meal for the day and we appreciate their effort in the kitchen on our behalf.
Home is important isn’t it?  It is where we get to cozy in for the night, have our meals together, enjoy laughs and conversation, share hurts and frustrations and much more.  The home is a place that should foster another generation who loves Jesus and talks about and to Him.  There are so many children today that have a physical house but no home.  In other words the infrastructure of the home is solid (rooms, garage, bathroom, pool, etc….) but the relationships that coincide are missing or damaged.  If there is a generation that does not know what it means to get tucked in at night then the generation grows without the need of a heavenly father.  I have been on many mission trips where the houses are ridiculously under built, extremely lacking in privacy, and in my standards a shack.  It is interesting that the one thing that they rarely give up is their “home”.  They will do anything for their family and help in any way.  They will sleep on the dirt floor without complaint and play with only one toy (made by the hand of the father or grandfather) as if it were delivered new from amazon each morning. Perspective sometimes hurts and today I am rebuked in my own heart because of Ps. 68 4-6a:
“Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the LORD; exult before him! Father of the fatherless and protector of widow is God in his holy habitation.  God settles the solitary in a home……”
Hope this encouraged you to think and consider who you are and what you are doing in your home!
Tuesday, October 31st
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Student Drop Off (Lin Leeds)
8:15am – Normal School Day:
Hot Lunch:  Beef Stroganoff Green Bean Casserole w/ Blondie Bars
3:00pm – Student Pick Up (Lin Leeds)
3:15pm – After School Care (Lin Leeds)
3:15pm – Jr. High Basketball Practice @ 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.

October 30th, 2017

TBS Nation,

Good morning and welcome to week 2 of the second quarter. Today parents and students will find the Yankee Candle orders delivered to student lockers.  The order was shipped a few days ago and Sarah Leeds has worked to get things ready for you as families today.  Please make sure to pick up the order so that you can distribute to the individuals who supported and purchased from this fundraiser.
It is time for that weather stuff isn’t it?  If and when there are any updates concerning the weather in the area, TBS will post by 6:15am to give parents plenty of warning.  If the FDL School District Closes all Private/Parochial schools will automatically be closed as well.  Weather that changes during the middle of the day will  be communicated through an email, our facebook page and by our website.  We hope to have a very safe winter!  Sorry for the update concerning the white stuff…..It is part of the administrative job!
For cancellations and or delays please watch for the following:
KFIZ 1450 AM Raido (Fond du Lac)
Fox 11 News Green Bay
NBC 26 Green Bay
*TBS Facebook Page & Website
*Daily Email
Weather Text (Sycamore Education)
This week is going to be a bit on the chilly side.  Parents please dress the kiddos with hats and gloves.  There will still be outside recess/break times.  We just want them to be prepared!


Here is your day:
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Student Drop-off (Dan Leeds)
8:15am – Normal School Day
3:00pm – Student Pick-Up (Amy Braker)
3:15pm – JV Boys Basketball Practice (Lighthouse)
3:15pm – After School Care (Jeremy 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.

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

TBS Nation,

This morning I am thinking about many who have struggles are burdened with life weight.  Kim Struska, Sue Struska, and Lydia Spoor are three that we have prayed for often.  We need to to continue to pray for them as they fight their battle with health.  I think of the spiritual warfare that takes place in all of our lives.  Satan is not eager to sit around and play a passive aggressive part.  The battle is real and it is hard.  Keep fighting through it all.  I do know that God honors faithfulness because He is faithful.



Thursday, October 26th, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Student Drop-Off (Amber Shaeffer)
8:15am – Normal School Day
3:00pm – 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.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, October 25th, 2017

TBS Nation,

Good morning and welcome to Wednesday.
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care  (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Student Drop-off (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:15am – Chapel Day
Elementary – Dan Leeds
Jr. / Sr High – Student Evaluations (Braker, Braker, Shaeffer, Leeds) / Elective (Amber Shaeffer)
3:00pm – Student Pick-Up (Jeremy Shaeffer)
3:15pm – After School Care (Sarah Leeds)
3:15pm – Scheduled Parent Teacher Conferences / No TBS Staff Meeting
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, October 24th, 2017

TBS Nation,

Good morning TBS Nation and welcome to the beginning of the rain and wind today.  The cooler weather has moved in and is making a statement to us that it won’t be long before we see the first white stuff falling from the sky.  At this point I am glad that it is only rain!  I trust that you will have a good day regardless of the doom and gloom the weather has given us!
For those in the Elementary there is an opportunity to serve and be out in the community with a connection between the Salvation Army and Thrivent Financial.  Here are the details from Amy Braker:
Ryan Thorpe, working with Thrivent and Salvation Army, has asked our elementary choir to perform at an outreach event on November 28th at 4:30 in the afternoon. The event will be at the Salvation Army Store on Pioneer Rd. The performance will be a platform to showcase our school and participate in the needs of our community. We cannot, however, allow our kids to perform without parental consent and participation as this will take place after school hours. If you would like your child(ren) to participate, please contact Jeremy or Amy to confirm.
I appreciate the opportunity and want to see our students get out and support the community in anyway we can.  Let us know by Friday so that we can firm up the details to get them out to you as soon as possible.
Thank you to those who have already participated in the role of parent teacher conferences.  It looks like we may have 100% participation this year and I am thrilled to know that our parents want to meet to know what is happening in the classroom.  It is important to know that we want to continue to make a difference and partner with you as best as we can.  Thank you for your investment into the lives of your young people.  May we work together each day to improve.
Here is your day:
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Student Drop-Off (Lin)
8:15pm – Normal School Day
Hot Lunch: Biscuits and Gravy Casserole, Fruit, Salad and Chocolate Cake
3:00pm – Student Drop-off (Jeremy Shaeffer)
3:15pm – After School Care (Jeremy 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, October 23rd, 2017

TBS Nation,

It is the first day of the second quarter which means that 1/4 of the year is complete.  It is amazing to me how fast the weeks pass by especially when there seems to be few breaks in the madness.  I have to admit that I always get a bit frustrated that the sun changes position and darkness seems to invade the mornings.  Aren’t mornings supposed to be experienced with the sunrise, coffee and food from God’s word?  Well I guess the morning still happens it is just a delayed sunrise…..
There are many hurting and sick.  Many with heart burdens today that are unable to be answered.  I ma so thankful for the opportunity to have moments with your students to encourage them in their walk with the Lord but also encourage them in their academics.  This week parents will be receiving report cards for each of your students.  It is a big deal in that this is an objective look at what has and has not been accomplished through this first quarter.  There are some educational philosophies out there that would protect a student from a failing grade.  This thinking and action gives the student ultimate control by sending the message that, “if you mess up it will be ok because you always get more chances”.  How many of you actually have had the opposite happen where you do something and it has an immediate consequence that is inescapable?  Ever had a traffic ticket?  Ever made a choice that lead to an injury?  Ever said something and regretted is because it was impossible to undo the damage done?  Live is full of consequence and I am thankful that the opposite is true.  Live gives the opportunity for reward as well!  The adage that hard work pays off in the long run has proven true in my life and in many I have observed over the years.  As we come to the time where we evaluate progress make sure that perspective and truth are sought.  Make sure that attitudes of grace and mercy are utilized.  Understand the challenge of the classroom and student.  Be aware of the tremendous task of the teacher.  Most of all, remember that Jesus is the reason for all of what we do.
Report Cards will be printed and send out to the parents Tuesday, October 23rd via backpack.  There will also be a copy sent via email so that parents can have digital copy.  Those in 7th grade and above will be having student evaluations on WEDNESDAY from 8:15 – 10:00am with each of their teachers.  There will be an elective class held during the first two hours as an elective class while the reviews take place.
Hope you all have a great week.
Monday, October 23rd, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Traffic Safety / Student Drop-off (Dan Leeds)
8:15am – Normal School Day
3:00pm – Traffic Safety / Student Pick-up (Amy Braker)
3:15pm – After School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences:
*There are elementary parent teacher conferences this week.  If you have not found a slot to meet with your student(s) teachers please email them today to set up a time for this important meeting.
 Lin leeds:  lleeds@trinityfdl.net
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.