Thursday, September 7th, 2017

TBS Nation,

Congratulations to Mackenzie Rabe, Valerie Hanes, and Payton Rabe as they are the TBS Character Trait award recipients for the month of August.  The character trait integrity was demonstrated by these students during the beginning days of the school year.  It is very exciting to see students work hard at making an effort to demonstrate and work on these things.  Character building is not easy as it requires conscious decisions made even when nobody is looking.  The Bible tells us that none of us are perfect however we can strive to be like Jesus each day.  Congratulations to these and others who put forth the effort this month.
Character Trait Award Winners:  Mackenzie Rabe (not pictured), Payton Rabe, Valerie Hanes


There is tremendous unrest in our world at the moment.  Sickness, storms, wildfires, war, and much more cloud the news headlines and it is somewhat overwhelming.  It is interesting that there is nothing that man can do to stop any of these things.  Nobody can stop hurricane Irma, nobody can stop North Korea’s threats, nobody can cure cancer, nobody can quench the wildfires of the West.  Man is helpless and we have to turn to the one who can aid us.  I don’t know what your mountain is, but I do know that God sees the climber and has plotted the journey.  It is our job to trust and find ways to love each other.  What are you doing in this regard?
Thursday the Elementary will be traveling to the WADE HOUSE for a scheduled field trip.  Thank you to those helping with this trip!  We hope to have a great time of learning and fellowship!  We leave from the parking lot at around 8:45am and return at 2:45pm.  See you tomorrow!
Mrs. Braker / Hannah Struska / Amelia Laudolf – Physical Education
Thursday, September 7th, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Traffic Safety / Student Drop-off (Amber Shaeffer)
8:15am – Normal School Day
8:45am – Elementary Field Trip (Sack lunch needed)
2:45pm – Elementary Return to TBS
3:00pm – Traffic Safety / Student Pick-up (Amber Shaeffer)
3:15pm – After Schoo Care (Lin Leeds)
Reminders:
September 14th, 2017 @ 6:30pm – Parent Bridge Meeting (TBS)
September 27th, 2017@ 8:00am – See You at the Pole
September 29-30th – Parenting Conference @ TBS
October 6th, 2017 – Grandparents Day
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 6th, 2017

TBS Nation,

During the month of August TBS highlighted the character trait of Integrity (doing the right thing even when no one is watching).  Tomorrow, during chapel, TBS will present an award to three students who seemed to exemplify this trait during this first month.  As our year progress it is going to be awesome to watch students strive to achieve these awards as they grow in their character.  The month of September will focus on the character trait kindness.  In your own terms describe kindness?  Is it an act of service?  Is it a state of being?
Jesus said to be “kind to one another, tender-hearted forgiving one another….” This is hard to do because I see in scripture being kind usually surrounds itself with other character traits!  I guess we all have something to work on this month / the rest of our lives.
Mrs. Shaeffer (My Tribe) / Maggie, Oliver & Taven
Correction:  Volleyball Practice is on Thursday for the next two weeks!  
Notes of Praise:
Sue Struska is coming home (Monday) to continue her fight with cancer
TBS Families had a safe and restful Labor Day weekend
Kim Struska was able to attend church for the first time in a while!
Bob Laudolf is now employed by the Oshkosh school district
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Traffic Safety / Student Drop off (Sarah Leeds)
8:15am – All School Chapel (TBS Gym) – Jeremy Shaeffer
3:00pm – Traffic Safety / Student Pick-Up (Sarah Leeds)
3:15pm – After School Care (Sarah Leeds)
6:30pm – TBC Awana Program Begins (Location – 400 E. Johnson St. FDL, WI)
Reminder:  TBS Elementary Field Trip (Thursday @ 9:00am)
Jeremy Shaeffer
TBS Principal
20 E. Arndt St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-322-1337
jshaeffer@trinityfdl.net

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

TBS Nation,

Today is the day that legally every student should be walking through the school doors.  This will be the first day for many and it will be the beginning of our third week!  Speaking of school doors check this out!  Randy and Jan Martin have worked over the weekend to get the painting to the entrance done and it matches the school sign.  We are doing what we can to make improvements on this place and make it look better.  Thanks Randy and Jan for the Help!


 

Here is your day!

September Character Trait:  Kind


 

Tuesday, September 4th, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
7:45am – Staff Meeting
8:00am – Traffic Safety / Student Drop off (Amber Shaeffer)
8:15am – Normal School Day
2:15pm – Soccer / Volleyball Teams – @ Bay City, Green Bay WI
3:00pm – Traffic Safety / Student Pick-Up (Amber Shaeffer)
3:15pm – After School Care (Lin Leeds)

3:15pm – Elementary Volleyball Practice (Sarah Leeds)


Pray:
Sue Struska
Kim Struska – New chemo drug & continued fight
TBS Students – New Character Trait:  Kind

Reminder:

Elementary Field Trip will be on Thursday to the WADE HOUSE.  TBS will leave about 8:45pm and arrive back at 2:45pm
Have a great day!
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 1st, 2017

TBS Nation,

We have put in two weeks already in our school year and most have not started.  I know that it is an early start but the payoff at the end will be worth it.  September is upon us and we are now moving into our Fall mode!  Salvation Army Food Drive, Soccer & Volleyball Season, Packer Games, Fundraisers, etc. are only a part of this months activities!  Hope you enjoy the long weekend and grab that breath needed already!
DON’T forget to wear packer gear today to help kick off the Student Leadership Team SPIRIT DAYS.
Here is your Day:
Friday, September 1st, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Traffic Safety / Student Drop-off (Sarah Leeds)
8:15am – Normal Schoo Day
Pizza Friday – Order by 8:15am
3:00pm – Traffic Safety / Student Pick-up (Sarah Leeds)
3:15pm – After School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
Have a great weekend and enjoy Labor Day!
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, August 30th, 2017

TBS Nation,

My thoughts today are for those in Houston TX where the massive flooding seems to continue.  It is hard to imagine this type of disaster here in the midwest, however the reality of the storm humbles me.  Man could do nothing but forecast the storm and warn people to prepare for the worst.  I have heard several interviews where the individuals have said something like this, “I can’t believe what I am going through”, or “I am afraid, or I don’t have anything left”.  It is extremely comforting that the treasures of this world for believers are not found in things but rather in their relationship with Christ.  So, how should we here in WI react to this disaster?
First, we must pray for those affected.  Just because we believe in Jesus and his providence doesn’t mean it reduces the consequences of the devastation for those in Houston and surrounding areas.  We may not have the ability to clean a house out or send food / money, but I do believe that God has plans for all of this and we can pray for His will to be done in TX.  As an application, I may not be in the Struska family or have Lydia Spoor as a child but I can still bear their burden through prayer and commit the situation to my Heavenly Father who does have abilities to work miracles.
Houston TX, (downtown view)
Second, we must embrace the truth that circumstances narrow our priorities from wants to simple necessities.  If you’re in the storm you are worried about immediate survival, not about the iPhone app that needs to be updated.  We may not be in a storm right now but we all know they will come.  Be careful to have the right priorities in life for the moment you are living in or the trial you are going through.
Finally, we must renew our vision for those in need.  I do believe we can do things for those in Houston but it may take some thinking and planning.  My mind went to two places in that area because I was there two years ago when my dad was receiving cancer treatment.  It is hard for me to think about all those needing Cancer Treatment at MD Anderson that simply cannot get to the facility for treatment (see above picture).  I also know schools (Public and Private)  will be months delayed because of the storm damage. What a challenge and what a mess. Dare we ask why?  We should have a vision and a desire to help.  Perhaps our help and vision will be focused on what we can do better here in our community of need.
Part of our TBS mission statement encourages our efforts in community – perhaps it is time TBS step up to the plate.  We can also step up to the plate for the families represented in our school!
Opportunity:
Tiffany Spoor contacted me with a need of some meals for the next few days.  I am not sure when they will be able to return home  however we can organize and help.  Let’s start with three meals for them so that they can plan on it! Email me if you would be willing  to serve the Spoor family in this way!  jshaeffer@trinityfdl.net
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Traffic Safety / Student Drop-off (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:15am – Chapel Day
Elementary Chapel – Nature Corner
Jr/Sr High Chapel – Student Leadership Planning
3:00pm – Traffic Safety / Student Pick-up (Jeremy Shaeffer)
3:15pm – TBS Staff Meeting
3:15pm – After School Care (Sarah Leeds)
6:30pm – Awana Director and Leader Meeting
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.

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

TBS Nation,

We started the day with rain and have ended the day with rain!  I feel like I live in Seattle or something.  I am thankful for a weather pattern of a health mix here in the midwest!  Thank you parents for doing your part in filling out the Fall Survey!  I did get a good amount of these returned and I will share some results of this as I have time to digest them and put them into a easy to read format.  I am also excited to see that we had 100% participation in the Jr/Sr high!
Tuesday is Hot Lunch day and the Menu is listed below:
Menu:  Chicken Enchiladas, Mexican Rice, Apple Slices, and Chocolate Cake Cookies
Make sure you order in the morning so that we can have an accurate count!
Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
7:45am – Teacher Meeting
8:00am – Traffic Safety / Student Drop Off (Lin Leeds)
11:50am – Hot Lunch (see menu above)
3:00pm – Traffic Safety / Student Pickup (Lin Leeds
3:15pm – After School Care (Lin Leeds)
Prayer Requests:
*Sue Struska – Recovery from infection / Return Home & Care)
*Lydia Spoor – Still in Milwaukee recovering / More Tests specific to pain issues
*Kim Struska – Cancer Fight & Continued health
*Families of TBS (Relationships, Finances, Spiritual Growth)
TBS Character Trait of the Month:
Integrity – Doing the right thing even when nobody is watching
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.

August 28th, 2017

TBS Nation,

Monday, August 28th, 2017
Forecast:  Mostly Cloudy / High 72 & Low 58
It looks like a soggy morning as everybody rolls into school.  It makes me think of those affected by “Harvey” this morning.  It is hard to handle rain sometimes but the amounts that are being totaled in Houston are just astounding.  I pray that those in harms way will find a quick recovery to this natural disaster.
This is week two of our first quarter.  As a reminder it is important for the elementary parents to be checking the BLUE folder each night and check the homework / teacher communication sheet.  Important events and dates are communicated in that way.  Jr & Sr High still have homework sheets that go home and it is also important to have parents sign those on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
TBS Fall Survey:  Click the link and take the survey.  Only two parents have taken this so far and we would like to have 100% participation so that we can hear your voice!
Click Here:   TBS Fall Survey
Here is your day!
Monday, August 28th, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Traffic Safety / Student Arrival (Dan Leeds)
8:15am – Normal School Day
3:00pm – Traffic Safety / Student Pick-up (Amy Braker)
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.

Friday, August 25th, 2017

TBS Nation,

Good Afternoon – Hope you all had a great day.  I have to admit, as I am sitting here writing the email, I am really enjoying the cool, dry air outside.  The bright sky and clean air really reminds me of fall.  I really enjoy watching the changing of the seasons even though it means that the cold days will be upon us soon.
I want to commend the TBS students on the awesome work done in the first week of school.  I have seen seniors dig in and work ahead, Jr. High students desire to have homework done before class ends, upper elementary students singing their hearts out during the opening of school and lower elementary kids smiling while doing seat work.  This all warms a principals heart!  I hope it warms yours as well.  Many showed the clear character trait of Integrity today.  Staff is still looking at students who demonstrate this the best over this first month!  We will hand out an Elementary / Jr & Sr. High Integrity Award to the student(s) who particularly shine with this trait.
Upper Elementary Reading Time
It is Friday tomorrow and that means that PIZZA can be ordered.  Be sure to send money unless it is to go on the monthly bill.  At the end of August parents accumulating charges on Hot Lunch / Pizza accounts will be billed accordingly.  No credit will be extended to any family who is more than 30 days late with payment.  I trust you understand the reasons we have to keep everybody to this standard…I wish I had won the Powerball – ok not really!
Freshman Class
Micah Struska, Annik Shaeffer, Silas Westra
Biology Students take their first shot at 
viewing microscopic specimens
 
Prayer Requests:
Sue Struska – Stage 4 Cancer / Wisdom for Dr’s and her Husband Bill (Grandma and Grandpa of Struska kids)
Kim Struska – Kim’s fight with cancer and wisdom for Dale and family during this time
Lydia Spoor – Headed to Milwaukee because of infection / She needs IV antibiotics (Eric and Tiffany Spoor / Family)
Stephanie Hanes – Pregnancy
Praise Notes:
Struska Family safely travelled over 6,500 miles
Moies Family safely travelled to Haiti and back!
Successful 1st Week of School
 
Friday, August 25th, 2017
 
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Traffic Safety & Student Greeting
Don’t Forget:  Pizza Orders (Miss Leeds)
8:15am – Normal School Day
3:00pm – Traffic Safety / Student Pickup (Miss Leeds)
3:15pm – After School Care (Sarah Leeds)
I trust you will all have a great weekend of rest!  Enjoy your weekend and we will see you all on Monday!
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.

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

TBS Nation,

We are almost 1 week into our first quarter and before you know it we will be in our last week…  I know it seems far away but the past few days have flown by and the kids spirit has been very sweet!  I trust that you have found this week to be very easy as the transition continues to unfold.  I do believe that today and tomorrow will be a bit harder on kids in the mornings because some of the adrenaline is wearing off.
Thursday, August 24th, 2017
7:00am – Before School Care (Jeremy Shaeffer)
8:00am – Traffic Safety / Student Greeting (Lin Leeds)
8:15am – Normal School Day
3:15pm – After School Care (Lin Leeds)
3:15pm – TBS/FCS Soccer & Volleyball Practice
6:00pm – Concussion Screening @ FCS (All students participating in the TBS/FCS Athletic Teams)
 
 
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, 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