Monday Message 4/15

April 15, 2019

Dear Families and Friends of Trinity,

The PTO will be hosting the General Meeting along with a Family Game Night on Thursday, April 25th from 5:30 to 7:00. Child Care and Pizza will be provided.

To gather useful information beyond the currently open position of Treasurer, we will collect nominations for future openings. If you are interested in serving or would like to nominate someone, please fill in this form and email it to our current PTO President, Majka Woods: majwoods@UTMB.EDU

Deadline for nominations is April 18th at noon. All parent and teacher representative positions are open this year.

Voting will take place in person at our PTO meeting on April 25th at 5:30 pm.

If you have questions or want to know more about how you can be involved, please reach out to Majka.

 

With Warm Regards,

Mark J. Ravelli

 

Mark Ravelli / Head of School

Trinity Episcopal School

720 Tremont Street Galveston, TX 77550

409.765.9391 https://tesgalv.org

Week At A Glance 4/12/19

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 Trinity 8th graders enjoying a sunny and cold day in Plimoth, MA at the Plimoth Grist Mill.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: April 18th

Trinity’s traditional Stations of the Cross service will be held on Thursday, April 18th at 8:15 in the Chapel. Join us to hear 8th graders read as Pontius Pilot, Mary, and others while 6th graders show their illustrations of each station.

 

EASTER HOLIDAYS: April 19th-22nd

Trinity Episcopal School will be closed on April 19th & 22nd in observation of Easter.

 

2019 CAMP INVENTION: June 17th-21st

Grades K-6th: as Campers & 7th-9th: as Leaders in Training

SIGN UP ONLINE NOW FOR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

Secure your spot today and save $15 with promo code: PLAY15FLYER (discount expires May 10th). Register at www.invent.org/camp or 800-968-4332. The camp fee is $245 (before discount), and is held from 9:00-3:30 pm; Extended Care is available to 5:30 pm. See flyer attached for details. Contact Elizabeth Brown at ebrown@tesgalv.org with questions.

*Note: 7th-9th grade kids that sign up as Leaders in Training only pay $145

BLESSING BAGS

Student Council will be creating 100 Blessing Bags for the folks of St. Vincent’s House, and we need your help! Please bring the following new and unused travel size items to help contribute: soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, and personal hygiene items. All donations are greatly appreciated! Donated items can be deposited in the drop boxes by the main office or in Randall Hall. 

SPIRIT & PRIDE 

Spirit shirts available for purchase one last time! Please refer to the flyer in last week’s Friday Folder or shop online for your last chance to order spirit gear this year. The last day to order will be Friday, April 19thwww.spiritandpride.com School ID# 122688

FINE ARTS SHOWCASE: May 16th

Mark your calendar and plan to join us for a wonderful evening showcasing Trinity’s Fine Arts! To be held in upstairs Eaton Hall on May 16th from 5:00-7:00 pm.

2019 BEGINNING SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP IS FILLING UP FAST! 

There is still time to register, but spots are filling up fast!

Click here: http://bit.ly/2019TES_Summer to register for the 2019 Summer Camp for PK2-2nd graders.

Please note that as of today, Rachel Brown has reached out to all currently enrolled campers. If you haven’t heard from Rachel, but believe you are signed up or have further questions, please contact her: rbrown@tesgalv.org

YEARBOOK SALES – BUY NOW!

The Trinity Eighth Grade Yearbook Staff announces the official opening of sales for our 2018-2019 Trinity Episcopal School Yearbook. Sales this year will be conducted online at www.balfour.com/yearbooks  Once at the website, enter our school zip code: 77550, and then scroll to find our school name.

YEARBOOK PHOTOS: We need your help!  Please help us by taking those photos you have accumulated on your phone and uploading them to the Trinity Yearbook Balfour Site. This is a way to make sure all that you do this year is covered in our yearbook. The simple instructions are on the attachment.  Thank you so much for helping and for all you do! – Theresa Pistone  

ANNUAL FUND

Click HERE to donate to the Annual Fund through Paypal. 

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST RECENTLY UPDATED MASTER CALENDAR

 

April 15th-19th
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MONDAY the 15th

Return Friday Folders

 

TUESDAY the 16th

Chapel Dress – Green Shirt

 

WEDNESDAY the 17th

Choir Practice 3:00-4:15

 

THURSDAY the 18th

Chapel Dress – Jumpers/Plaid Skirt, Oxford Shirts, Boy’s Tie

Stations of the Cross Chapel Service @ 8:15 am

Beginning School Easter Egg Hunt @ 11:30

Check the LS lost & found

Club Invention: 3:00-4:30 pm Otto Library

Compudopt: 3:45-5:00 pm

 

FRIDAY the 19th

NO SCHOOLin observance of Easter

 

 

WEEKEND:

Happy Easter

No School on Monday in observance of Easter

 

 

APRIL IMPORTANT DATES: 

April 12th – Spring Casual Event

April 19th-22nd – Easter Holidays

 

 

BEGINNING SCHOOL
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Our Beginning School Easter Egg Hunt will be on Thursday, April 18th at 11:30 on the TES soccer fields.  We ask that each student bring in 2 dozen FILLED Easter Eggs for our hunt.  You may bring any size eggs that may be filled with individually wrapped candy or trinkets.  It is often hot the day of the hunt, so please no chocolate candy.  You may bring the eggs in at any time, we need to have them before the day of the hunt. 

 

LOWER SCHOOL
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LOST AND FOUND

Please check lost and found (located behind the brown doors near the Lower School Main Office). All remaining items will be donated over the Easter Holiday weekend. 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL
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LOVE YOUR TEACHER LUNCH SIGN UP 

We have openings for the 6-9 lunch on May 9th. Click HERE to sign up! 

  

  

ATHLETICS
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CHEER TRYOUTS for 2019-20 6th-8th Graders

April 25th at 3:30 pm in Mrs. Wisner’s room: Parent meeting

May 6-9th 3:15-4:30: Mandatory Cheer Clinic

May 10th beginning at 3:30 pm: Cheer Tryouts

See details on attached flyer. Contact sfrye@tesgalv.org with questions. 

S.P.A.R.Q. TRAINING

Coach Johnson will be hosting a SPARQ Camp for students interested in working with Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction, and Quickness. Grades K-8 are welcome.

Sessions will be 3-4 pm on FRIDAYS. All participating students will join the Extended Day group at 3:00 pm dismissal and will go with Coach Johnson from there.  Pick up your student at 4:00 pm in the MAC with Extended Day.

It will be a FUN experience regardless of age with a variety of drills!

Session Dates: 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12

COST: $35 for all 4 sessions or $10 per session. Please make payment to TES and reference SPARQ Training.

Contact Coach Johnson with questions: jjohnson@tesgalv.org 

CLICK HERE: http://bit.ly/TESactivitiesForm to sign-up 

 

 

 

APRIL BIRTHDAYS 

8th – Michelle Copeland, PK3 Aide

13th – Taylor Williams, 1st Grade Teacher

16th – Trisha Leimer, Director of the Beginning School

19th – Melanie Buck, Financial Administrator

 

TRINITY TRIVIA

Easter Trivia: In the Bible, who was the first person to discover the tomb of Jesus was open?

 

LAST WEEK: The first President of the United States to bestow the name “Golf Cart One” on the President’s golf cart was President George W. Bush.

 

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“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.” Peter 1:3-4

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Monday Message 4/8

April 8, 2019

Dear Families and Friends of Trinity,

This week our school will feel a bit empty as our eighth-grade students are off to Boston for a three-night field trip. Traveling is a great opportunity for our students to explore the wonderful programs offered and learn more about themselves in the process. Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to accompany the fourth grade on their trip to San Antonio. I watched the students begin to develop areas of their self-esteem right before my eyes. 

Self-esteem is not a quality of character that parents and schools can give a child; rather they must work to create the conditions for a child to develop it from within. Promoting healthy self-esteem is a process that requires time and patience. Many experiences that encourage and challenge children in a safe and nurturing environment need to be provided away from the comforts of home.

Being concerned with the development of healthy self-esteem in children is certainly important. Low self-esteem can breed anxiety and frustration. Healthy family environments should provide supportive trust between a growing child and his/her expanding world. The next community after the family to which children are entrusted is the school. Small schools like Trinity offer small class sizes and a nurturing environment critical to each child’s sense of belonging. The connection between a strong school community and a healthy home setting is crucial to fostering a positive sense of self.

It has been my experience that children who feel respected and nurtured by both family and school environments successfully acquire academic skills and self-esteem. Keep in mind, children’s self-esteem must be developed from within the self. Our overnight middle school programs along with the fourth-grade trip to San Antonio and our various other out of town adventures are an essential part of our schools’ mission and curriculum. I thank you for entrusting us with your greatest treasure, your child.

With warm regards,

Mark J. Ravelli 

 

Mark Ravelli / Head of School

Trinity Episcopal School

720 Tremont Street Galveston, TX 77550

409.765.9391 https://tesgalv.org

Week At A Glance 4/5/19

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

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SPRING CASUAL EVENT –  FRIDAY, April 12th at Tin Cups 

We look forward to seeing our Sponsors at the VIP event beginning at 6:00 pm.  The main event begins at 7:00 pm for everyone else. Join us for an experience to remember and plan to participate in a Golf Game that will land the winner a pair of Astros Tickets!   It’s NOT TOO LATE – Fill out your Sponsorship form and buy your tickets online today: https://form.jotform.com/TrinityEpiscopalSchool/2019-trinity-spring-casual-sponsor

 

RAFFLE TICKETS!! 1 for $25 | 5 for $100 | 20 for $350 | BUY ONLINE: https://www.accelevents.com/e/TES2019Raffle

 

2019 CAMP INVENTION: June 17th-21st

Grades K-6th

SIGN UP ONLINE NOW FOR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

Secure your spot today and save $15 with promo code: PLAY15FLYER (discount expires May 10th). Register at www.invent.org/camp or 800-968-4332. The camp is from 9:00-3:30 pm; Extended Care is available to 5:30 pm. See flyer attached for details. Contact Elizabeth Brown at ebrown@tesgalv.org with questions.

BLESSING BAGS

Student Council will be creating 100 Blessing Bags for the folks of St. Vincent’s House, and we need your help! Please bring the following new and unused travel size items to help contribute: soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, and personal hygiene items. All donations are greatly appreciated! Donated items can be deposited in the drop boxes by the main office or in Randall Hall. 

SPIRIT & PRIDE 

Spirit shirts available for purchase one last time! Please refer to the flyer in last week’s Friday Folder or shop online for your last chance to order spirit gear this year. The last day to order will be Friday, April 19thwww.spiritandpride.com School ID# 122688

FINE ARTS SHOWCASE: May 16th

Mark your calendar and plan to join us for a wonderful evening showcasing Trinity’s Fine Arts! To be held in upstairs Eaton Hall on May 16th from 5:00-7:00 pm.

2019 BEGINNING SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP IS FILLING UP FAST! 

There is still time to register, but spots are filling up fast!

Click here: http://bit.ly/2019TES_Summer to register for the 2019 Summer Camp for PK2-2nd graders.

Please note that as of today, Rachel Brown has reached out to all currently enrolled campers. If you haven’t heard from Rachel, but believe you are signed up or have further questions, please contact her: rbrown@tesgalv.org

YEARBOOK SALES – BUY NOW!

The Trinity Eighth Grade Yearbook Staff announces the official opening of sales for our 2018-2019 Trinity Episcopal School Yearbook. Sales this year will be conducted online at www.balfour.com/yearbooks  Once at the website, enter our school zip code: 77550, and then scroll to find our school name.

YEARBOOK PHOTOS: We need your help!  Please help us by taking those photos you have accumulated on your phone and uploading them to the Trinity Yearbook Balfour Site. This is a way to make sure all that you do this year is covered in our yearbook. The simple instructions are on the attachment.  Thank you so much for helping and for all you do! – Theresa Pistone  

ANNUAL FUND

Click HERE to donate to the Annual Fund through Paypal. 

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST RECENTLY UPDATED MASTER CALENDAR

 

April 8th-12th
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MONDAY the 8th

Return Friday Folders

 

TUESDAY the 9th

Chapel Dress – Green Shirt

 

WEDNESDAY the 10th

Choir Practice 3:00-4:15

 

THURSDAY the 11th

Chapel Dress – Jumpers/Plaid Skirt, Oxford Shirts, Boy’s Tie

Beginning School: Story Fair @ Rosenberg Library

Club Invention: 3:00-4:30 pm Otto Library

 

FRIDAY the 12th

S.P.A.R.Q. 3:00-4:00 pick up: MAC

SPRING EVENT 7:00-10:00 pm at Tin Cups

 

 

WEEKEND:

Enjoy!

 

 

APRIL IMPORTANT DATES: 

April 12th – Spring Casual Event

April 19th-22nd – Easter Holidays

 

 

BEGINNING SCHOOL
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We will attend the Rosenberg Library’s Story Fair on Thursday, April 11th. Please have your child wear a Trinity t-shirt or Trinity colors.  We will leave our school at around 9:40 a.m. and return around 10:45 a.m.

Our Beginning School Easter Egg Hunt will be on Thursday, April 18th at 11:30 on the TES soccer fields.  We ask that each student bring in 2 dozen FILLED Easter Eggs for our hunt.  You may bring any size eggs that may be filled with individually wrapped candy or trinkets.  It is often hot the day of the hunt, so please no chocolate candy.  You may bring the eggs in at any time, we need to have them before the day of the hunt. 

 

LOWER SCHOOL
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LOVE YOUR TEACHER LUNCH SIGN UP 

We have ONE opening for the K-2 lunch on May 9th. Click HERE to sign up! 

LOST AND FOUND

Please check lost and found (located behind the brown doors near the Lower School Main Office). All remaining items will be donated over the Easter Holiday weekend. 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL
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Congratulations to our Middle School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll Students! Keep up the great work!

6th Grade

Highest Honors:

Clara Christy-Baxter, Moya Hudson, Lawson Rees, Zeke Zein-Eldin

Honors:

Camryn Acosta, Annie Boeh, Sophia DeOre, Camille Earl, Sawyer Farroni, Kylan Galloway, Jacob Hart, Lacey Higgins, Parker Koza, Luke Leimer, Sophia Musemeche, Issy Wisner

7th Grade:

Highest Honors:

Evelyn Gault, Molly Lyons, Zoe McClure, Connor O’Donohoe, Chloe Stein, Ella Sullivan

Honors:

Wyatt Culling, Charli Dean, Chloe Jolin, Vann Lathem, Finn Mignerey, Carlie Rekoff

8th Grade:

Highest Honors:

Austin Gabriel, Nicolo Garofalo

Honors:

Bella Alvarado, Ethan Caesar, Emily Cook, Shaifer Goalen, Sasha Jaworski, Jacob LaForte, Kari Nance, Alen Skormin, Asia Suayan, Haylie Wisner, Hideaki Yamamoto

  

  

ATHLETICS
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CHEER TRYOUTS for 2019-20 6th-8th Graders

April 25th at 3:30 pm in Mrs. Wisner’s room: Parent meeting

May 6-9th 3:15-4:30: Mandatory Cheer Clinic

May 10th beginning at 3:30 pm: Cheer Tryouts

See details on attached flyer. Contact sfrye@tesgalv.org with questions. 

S.P.A.R.Q. TRAINING

Coach Johnson will be hosting a SPARQ Camp for students interested in working with Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction, and Quickness. Grades K-8 are welcome.

Sessions will be 3-4 pm on FRIDAYS. All participating students will join the Extended Day group at 3:00 pm dismissal and will go with Coach Johnson from there.  Pick up your student at 4:00 pm in the MAC with Extended Day.

It will be a FUN experience regardless of age with a variety of drills!

Session Dates: 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12

COST: $35 for all 4 sessions or $10 per session. Please make payment to TES and reference SPARQ Training.

Contact Coach Johnson with questions: jjohnson@tesgalv.org 

CLICK HERE: http://bit.ly/TESactivitiesForm to sign-up 

 

 

 

APRIL BIRTHDAYS 

8th – Michelle Copeland, PK3 Aide

13th – Taylor Williams, 1st Grade Teacher

16th – Trisha Leimer, Director of the Beginning School

19th – Melanie Buck, Financial Administrator

 

TRINITY TRIVIA

Who was the first President of the United States to bestow the name “Golf Cart One” on the President’s golf cart?

 

LAST WEEK: The maximum speed limit for Golf Carts to be allowed on the street is 35 mph. Parts of the Seawall are posted at 35 mph and can be enjoyed via golf cart!

 

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“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.” Peter 1:3-4

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Monday Message 4/1

April 1, 2019

Dear Families and Friends of Trinity,

Listening is a skill that comes with much practice and most of us at one time or another have said, “Why does my child not listen?” Children are hard-wired from a very early age to have some power and have control of a given situation. If we do not give children listening and reflecting opportunities, they will become impulsive and not make healthy choices. Below are some behaviors to get their attention and confirm that they are listening or better yet, that you are heard.

Get on their level: Eye contact with your child is vital. Put down the laundry, stop what you are doing, and look directly at your child. Ask them to look at you and stop what they are doing.

Shorten your speech: This is the Charlie Brown syndrome of WAH, WAH, WAH. Young children have difficulty comprehending long drawn out sentences especially when two and three directions are given at one time. Be concise and to the point.

Ask them to repeat what you just said to ensure they understand. Once you have made eye contact, shortened your speech, and clearly explained your expectations, calmly ask what your child just heard. By ensuring everyone is on the same page, you will see an instant improvement in communication and cooperation.

Stay in the positive, not the negative: When your child asks to go to the park at a time when you are not able to take them, instead of saying “no” say, “The park sounds great! Would you like to go on Saturday or Sunday?”  Instead of saying “you left your socks in the middle of the room” you could preemptively say, “Thank you for grabbing those socks and putting them in your hamper.”

Make observations that give them ownership: When you know your child has not finished their homework and it is getting late, you could say, “I see your homework is not finished and I know how much you want me to read to you before bedtime, what is your plan?” Or if their room is a mess; your verbal observation of “what is your plan with your bedroom” is sometimes enough information for them to get the job done. Many times, it is nothing more than a power struggle and a way of getting your attention, as opposed to being defiant.  I have often heard from parents, “My kid just isn’t listening.” My first response is, “They likely hear you loud and clear. Let’s make some adjustments and see if they are seeking your attention.”

 

With warm regards,

Mark Ravelli / Head of School

 

Trinity Episcopal School

720 Tremont Street Galveston, TX 77550

409.765.9391 https://tesgalv.org

Week At A Glance 3/29/19

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

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SPRING CASUAL EVENT – SPONSORSHIP DEADLINE

APRIL 1st is the EVENT RECOGNITION DEADLINE! Event Recognition applies to sponsorships at the $500+ level: Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Coachella, Woodstock. Fill out your Sponsorship form online: https://form.jotform.com/TrinityEpiscopalSchool/2019-trinity-spring-casual-sponsor

RAFFLE TICKETS!! BUY ONLINE TODAY: https://www.accelevents.com/e/TES2019Raffle

Buy your tickets now for a chance to win this awesome 2014 Club Car Precedent!! Use the link above to view details!

 

BOX TOPS

Let’s not let EXPIRED take 4th place again! Our Spring Box Top competition is in full swing.  Our current class leaders for Lower School are Rushing (208), Allain (159), and Williams (140).  The 6th graders (Charpentier) are leading the Middle School with 154.  Remember, this is for a picnic lunch on the garth and bragging rights.  Our last collection date will be Friday, April 5th so please get those box tops in!  And let’s not let “Expired” (currently 5th place overall at 114) place in the top 10 again!  Thanks  – LaDale Rein (Box Top Co-coordinator with Kristin O’Rourke)

2019 SUMMER CAMP IS FILLING UP FAST! 

There is still time to register, but spots are filling up fast!

Click here: http://bit.ly/2019TES_Summer to register for the 2019 Summer Camp for PK2-2nd graders.

Please note that as of today, Rachel Brown has reached out to all currently enrolled campers. If you haven’t heard from Rachel, but believe you are signed up, or have further questions, please contact her: rbrown@tesgalv.org

YEARBOOK SALES – BUY NOW!

The Trinity Eighth Grade Yearbook Staff announces the official opening of sales for our 2018-2019 Trinity Episcopal School Yearbook. Sales this year will be conducted online at www.balfour.com/yearbooks  Once at the website, enter our school zip code: 77550, and then scroll to find our school name.

YEARBOOK PHOTOS: We need your help!  Please help us by taking those photos you have accumulated on your phone and uploading them to the Trinity Yearbook Balfour Site. This is a way to make sure all that you do this year is covered in our yearbook. The simple instructions are on the attachment.  Thank you so much for helping and for all you do! – Theresa Pistone  

ANNUAL FUND

Click HERE to donate to the Annual Fund through Paypal. 

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST RECENTLY UPDATED MASTER CALENDAR

 

April 1st-5th
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MONDAY the 1st

Return Friday Folders

 

TUESDAY the 2nd

Chapel Dress – Green Shirt

 

WEDNESDAY the 3rd

Choir Practice 3:00-4:15

 

THURSDAY the 4th

Chapel Dress – Jumpers/Plaid Skirt, Oxford Shirts, Boy’s Tie

4th Grade Field Trip to San Antonio

LAST CLASS: Chess Scholars 3:00-4:00 pm Cafeteria

 

FRIDAY the 5th

S.P.A.R.Q. 3:00-4:00 pick up: MAC

4th Grade Returns from San Antonio

SPIRIT DAY: Blue Jeans & Spirit Shirt

 

 

WEEKEND:

Enjoy!

 

 

APRIL IMPORTANT DATES: 

April 12th – Spring Casual Event

April 19th-22nd – Easter Holidays

 

 

BEGINNING SCHOOL
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Several exciting events in April! Please keep an eye on the Beginning School Newsletter for all the details.

 

LOWER SCHOOL
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Buy your CLUB CAR Raffle Tickets today!

https://www.accelevents.com/e/TES2019Raffle

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL
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LOVE YOUR TEACHER LUNCH SIGN UP 

Please volunteer for Middle School Lunch coverage. We still need volunteers for Middle School lunch. Click HERE to sign up! 

 

  

ATHLETICS
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S.P.A.R.Q. TRAINING

Coach Johnson will be hosting a SPARQ Camp for students interested in working with Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction, and Quickness. Grades K-8 are welcome.

Sessions will be 3-4 pm on FRIDAYS. All participating students will join the Extended Day group at 3:00 pm dismissal and will go with Coach Johnson from there.  Pick up your student at 4:00 pm in the MAC with Extended Day.

It will be a FUN experience regardless of age with a variety of drills!

Session Dates: 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12

COST: $35 for all 4 sessions or $10 per session. Please make payment to TES and reference SPARQ Training.

Contact Coach Johnson with questions: jjohnson@tesgalv.org 

CLICK HERE: http://bit.ly/TESactivitiesForm to sign-up 

 

 

 

APRIL BIRTHDAYS 

8th – Michelle Copeland, PK3 Aide

13th – Taylor Williams, 1st Grade Teacher

16th – Trisha Leimer, Director of the Beginning School

19th – Melanie Buck, Financial Administrator

 

TRINITY TRIVIA

Do you know what the maximum posted speed limit must be for Golf Carts to be allowed on the street?

 

LAST WEEK: Galveston Island is home to three National Historic Landmarks including the Tall Ship Elissa, East End, and The Strand.

 

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“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

 

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Monday Message 3-25

March 25, 2019 

Dear Families and Friends of Trinity,

Down-home  /ˈˌdoun ˈˌhōm/ adjective: down-home; adjective: downhome connected with an unpretentious way of life, especially that of rural peoples or areas. “some good down-home cooking and wholesome fun.”

Have you ever wondered why music festivals and outdoor events are so popular? Why is it that when Woodstock began, an estimated 50,000 people attended, and as the days sang on, up to 400,000 flocked through the gates?  There is a real grass roots feeling about being outdoors, listening to good music, and eating finger-licking-good food. It’s DOWN-HOME. It is unpretentious. It’s unplugged. It’s euphoric, so much so, that people want to share it with friends and family. They want others to feel the connection that comes with that festival vibe……It’s COMMUNITY. 

At Trinity, we have a strong sense of community. Our parents, teachers, and students are PARTICIPATORS. They come out in droves to support each other and foster that sense of belonging. We have felt that at the Back-to-school Evening, the Beginning School Thanksgiving Feast, Lessons and Carols, Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day and this past weekend at our PTO Campus Work Day, (Thank you, Randy Garcia).

Our next friend-raiser will be Friday, April 12th at Tin Cup’s Caddyshack. Join us for an evening of Barbeque and Bluegrass. Come, jump in, and be a part of our family.  Unplug, put a flower crown in your hair, tap your feet to a banjo, and eat down-home food. There will be a golf cart raffle, games, and opportunities to win fantastic experiences. 

Let the sunset hit your face, the music fills your ears, and the food and drinks satisfy your soul. We look forward to seeing you there. Below are the links to participate.

Sponsorships & Ticket Purchasing: http://bit.ly/2019TES-spring-event

Raffle Tickets: http://bit.ly/2019TESraffle

 

Mark Ravelli / Head of School

Trinity Episcopal School

720 Tremont Street Galveston, TX 77550

409.765.9391 https://tesgalv.org

 

Week At A Glance 3/22/19

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

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NEWS YOU CAN USE
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SPRING CASUAL EVENT – April 12th at Tin Cups 

Sponsorship forms for our Spring Casual Event are now available! Buy your tickets online: https://form.jotform.com/TrinityEpiscopalSchool/2019-trinity-spring-casual-sponsor

RAFFLE TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE: https://www.accelevents.com/e/TES2019Raffle

Buy your tickets now for a chance to win this awesome 2014 Club Car Precedent!! Use the link above to view details!

LATE ARRIVALS

While it is understandable that running late is sometimes unavoidable, continuous arrivals after 8:00 are detrimental to a child’s daily educational experience and are disruptive to the educational experience of classmates.  Please allow enough time in the morning to get thru carpool before the bell rings at 8:00.  After 8:00, per school policy, the carpool doors will be shut, and parents must park their cars, escort their child(ren) into the building and sign them in.

 

BOX TOPS

LET’S NOT LET “EXPIRED” TAKE 4TH PLACE….AGAIN.

Our Spring Box Top competition is in full swing.  Our current class leaders for Lower School are Rushing (208), Allain (159), and Williams (140).  The 6th graders (Charpentier) are leading the Middle School with 154.  Remember, this is for a picnic lunch on the garth and bragging rights.  Our last collection date will be Friday, April 5th so please get those box tops in!  And let’s not let “Expired” (currently 5th place overall at 114) place in the top 10 again!  Thanks  –LaDale Rein (Box Top Co-coordinator with Kristin O’Rourke)

The above list of Trinity Spirit items is available on a first come first serve basis.

Please contact Lisa Fiegel to place your order: WGMLF62@yahoo.com or 409-682-2407

YEARBOOK SALES – BUY NOW!

The Trinity Eighth Grade Yearbook Staff announces the official opening of sales for our 2018-2019 Trinity Episcopal School Yearbook. Sales this year will be conducted online at www.balfour.com/yearbooks  Once at the website, enter our school zip code: 77550, and then scroll to find our school name.

YEARBOOK PHOTOS: We need your help!  Please help us by taking those photos you have accumulated on your phone and uploading them to the Trinity Yearbook Balfour Site. This is a way to make sure all that you do this year is covered in our yearbook. The simple instructions are above.  Thank you so much for helping and for all you do! – Theresa Pistone  

 

 CAMPUS WORK DAY: March 23rd

Campus Work Day is tomorrow! Contact Randy Garcia with questions: JRGAR1@sbcglobal.net

ANNUAL FUND

Click HERE to donate to the Annual Fund through Paypal. 

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST RECENTLY UPDATED MASTER CALENDAR

 

March 25th-29th
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MONDAY the 25th

Return Friday Folders

Return Signed Report Cards

IOWA Testing Begins K-8th

 

TUESDAY the 26th

Chapel Dress – Green Shirt

 

WEDNESDAY the 27th

Choir Practice 3:00-4:15

 

THURSDAY the 28th

Chapel Dress – Jumpers/Plaid Skirt, Oxford Shirts, Boy’s Tie

Chess Scholars 3:00-4:00 pm Cafeteria

 

FRIDAY the 29th

S.P.A.R.Q. 3:00-4:00 pick up: MAC

Family Game Night 5:30-7:30 pm

4th Grade Artist Boat Field Trip 10-2pm

 

 

WEEKEND:

Enjoy!

 

 

APRIL IMPORTANT DATES: 

April 12th – Spring Casual Event

April 19th-22nd – Easter Holidays

 

 

BEGINNING SCHOOL
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Campus Workday is tomorrow, Saturday, March 23rd.  We would love your help to improve the inside and outside of our school.

 

LOWER SCHOOL
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IOWA TESTING BEGINS

Iowa Achievement test is next week. Please have your student eat a good breakfast and arrive on time to school. Late students will have to wait in the main office until there is a break in the tests that day. Makeup tests will not be given. 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL
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LOVE YOUR TEACHER LUNCH SIGN UP 

Please volunteer for Middle School Lunch coverage. We still need volunteers for Middle School lunch. Click HERE to sign up! 

 IOWA TESTING BEGINS

Iowa Achievement test is next week. Please have your student eat a good breakfast and arrive on time to school. Late students will have to wait ithe main office until there is a break in the tests that day. Makeup tests will not be given. 

 

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
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CURRENT 2nd & 3rd GRADERS: CLUB INVENTION

Look for a flyer in today’s Friday Folder!

Topic: Physics in Motion

When: Thursdays, from 3:00-4:30 pm: Leslie Otto Library

Start Date: April 11th | Last class: May 9th

Cost: $65

Contact Elizabeth Brown with questions: ebrown@tesgalv.org

Club Size Limited to 14 students.

We need a minimum of 12 students enrolled for the class to happen.

Sign-up Online: https://www.invent.org/club

 

CHESS SCHOLARS

First Class will be Thursday, Feb 21st from 3:00-4:00 pm in the cafeteria. There will be 6 classes with the final class on April 4th. $60 total: includes all 6 classes. Contact JJohnson@tesgalv.org with questions. CLICK HERE: http://bit.ly/TESactivitiesForm to sign-up 

  

ATHLETICS
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S.P.A.R.Q. TRAINING

Coach Johnson will be hosting a SPARQ Camp for students interested in working with Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction, and Quickness. Grades K-8 are welcome.

Sessions will be 3-4 pm on FRIDAYS. All participating students will join the Extended Day group at 3:00 pm dismissal and will go with Coach Johnson from there.  Pick up your student at 4:00 pm in the MAC with Extended Day.

It will be a FUN experience regardless of age with a variety of drills!

Session Dates: 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12

COST: $35 for all 4 sessions or $10 per session. Please make payment to TES and reference SPARQ Training.

Contact Coach Johnson with questions: jjohnson@tesgalv.org 

CLICK HERE: http://bit.ly/TESactivitiesForm to sign-up 

 

 

 

MARCH BIRTHDAYS 

2nd – Reyna, Custodial

5th – Mark Ravelli, Head of School

27th – Mirna, Custodial

 

TRINITY TRIVIA

Galveston is home to three NATIONAL Landmarks. What are they?

 

LAST WEEK: The sidewalk adjacent to Seawall Boulevard on top of the seawall is claimed to be the longest continuous sidewalk in the world at 10.3 miles long.

 

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“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

 

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Monday Message 3/18

March 18, 2019

Dear Families and Friends of Trinity,

Making learning powerful and engaging students to a point where they are motivated to master a concept is an art most teachers work on daily. For some, this takes years and years of practice, and for others, it is a natural talent. The art of teaching manifests in many shapes and sizes, and a teacher’s personality is woven into each lesson with precision and thoughtful guidance.

Research suggests that teachers begin to develop their expertise in initiating and managing a classroom with a small number of objectives and an assessment to ensure mastery of an objective. For some, this can take six or seven years before it comes naturally. The teacher’s manual that accompanies a commercial reading series is filled with low-level, literal questions – Trinity teachers plan each lesson ensuring they can take our children to the next level with teacher-managed discussions in which they work to involve all the students.  Our teachers continually expand outside the box to make each lesson relatable, relevant and real; bringing that basic level of mastery to a higher level. They build on a child’s prior knowledge.  They discuss with their colleagues about creativity and taking risks within their classroom to ensure they are inspiring and engaging all students.

At Trinity, you will not see a teacher in front of a classroom lecturing; instead, you will see differentiated instruction. Cooperative grouping, teacher-directed and self-directed opportunities to practice give children the opportunity to master an objective. I watch structured chaos begin to take shape as all members of the classroom are inspired to give it a go. Picture a class of 18 with 9 pairs having whisper talk about a topic and watching a lightbulb appear over a child’s head. For our teachers, this is the tangible reward that cannot be put into words. This happens daily and, in some classes, up to a dozen times as students are exposed to the four core classes of Reading, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies alongside Spanish, Music, Religion, Art and Physical Education.

An independent school has an opportunity and obligation to engage students to have peer to peer discussion while providing modeling to demonstrate appropriate ways to disagree. Love, respect, compassion, integrity, and perseverance are words that are important to our curriculum; and together parents and teachers are making a difference.

In addition to an exceptional classroom experience, we offer resources beyond the classroom that provide an extension to the learning begun within. Our Homework Lab, Tutoring, and Learning Lab work in tandem with the classroom teacher to further reinforce and individualize concepts to the learning needs of the student. These resources are an important aspect of Trinity, some of which are made possible in part thanks to former faculty. To that end, I am pleased to invite you to Morning Chapel on Thursday, March 21st. Please join us as we dedicate the Michelle Jewell Funston Learning Lab, in special recognition of a masterful teacher who truly exemplified what it means to make learning personal and special for each student.

With Warm Regards,

Mark Ravelli / Head of School

 

Trinity Episcopal School

720 Tremont Street Galveston, TX 77550

409.765.9391 https://tesgalv.org

 

 

Week At A Glance 3/15/19

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

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NEWS YOU CAN USE
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SPRING CASUAL EVENT – April 12th at Tin Cups 

Sponsorship forms for our Spring Casual Event are now available! Fill out your Sponsorship form online: https://form.jotform.com/TrinityEpiscopalSchool/2019-trinity-spring-casual-sponsor

BLESSING BAGS: A STUDENT COUNCIL PROJECT

Student Council will be creating 100 Blessing Bags for the folks of St. Vincent’s House, and we need your help! Please bring the following travel size items to help contribute: soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, and personal hygiene items. All donations are greatly appreciated! Donated items can be deposited in the drop boxes by the main office or in Randall Hall.

    PHOTO DAY: GROUP & RE-TAKES on March 21st

Picture Day is March 21st! All group picture orders must be turned in prior to March 21st. Please use the yellow order form. Re-takes will also be taken. If your child needs their picture re-taken, send the original pictures back to school on March 21st. Questions can be directed to Mrs. Frye at sfrye@tesgalv.org 

2019 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OPEN ONLINE NOW! 

LIMITED SPOTS LEFT – don’t wait to enroll!

Click here: http://bit.ly/2019TES_Summer to register for the 2019 Summer Camp

Open to students who completed PK2 through rising 2nd graders. Flyer attached.

Summer Session I: June 5th-28th

Summer Session II: July 1st-26th (Closed July 4th & 5th, Noon Dismissal on July 26th)

Drop-In Care options will be available, too!

YEARBOOK SALES – BUY NOW!

Order Yearbooks, Yearbooks with personalized names, and Ads – Tribute and Business. Remember, the yearbooks have SOLD OUT for the past two years, so order yours today! BUY ONLINE at www.balfour.com/yearbooks  Once at the website, enter our school zip code: 77550, and then scroll to find our school name.

YEARBOOK PHOTOS: Students are starting to work on your grade level pages and want more pictures.  This is a way to make sure all that you do this year is covered in our yearbook. The simple instructions are on the attachment.  Thank you so much for helping and for all you do! – Theresa Pistone  

 

 SAVE THE DATE: CAMPUS WORK DAY: March 23rd

Please mark your calendars for our upcoming Campus Work Day on Saturday, March 23rd. Contact Randy Garcia with questions: JRGAR1@sbcglobal.net

ANNUAL FUND

Click HERE to donate to the Annual Fund through Paypal. 

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST RECENTLY UPDATED MASTER CALENDAR

 

March 18th-22nd
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MONDAY the 18th

Welcome Back from Spring Break!

 

TUESDAY the 19th

Chapel Dress – Green Shirt

 

WEDNESDAY the 20th

Choir Practice 3:00-4:15

 

THURSDAY the 21st

Chapel Dress – Jumpers/Plaid Skirt, Oxford Shirts, Boy’s Tie

PICTURE RE-TAKES & GROUP PHOTOS

Love Your Teacher Lunch Day

Chess Scholars 3:00-4:00 pm Cafeteria

 

FRIDAY the 22nd

S.P.A.R.Q. 3:00-4:00 pick up: MAC

Remember Campus Work Day on Saturday

 

 

WEEKEND:

SATURDAY: CAMPUS WORK DAY!!!

 

 

MARCH HOLIDAYS 

March 11th-15th – Spring Break

 

 

BEGINNING SCHOOL
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Mark your calendars!  Campus Workday is Saturday, March 23rd.  We would love your help to improve the inside and outside of our school.

 

LOWER SCHOOL
……………….

 LOVE YOUR TEACHER LUNCH SIGN UP 

Please volunteer for Lower School Lunch coverage. Click HERE to sign up! 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL
………………. 

LOVE YOUR TEACHER LUNCH SIGN UP 

Please volunteer for Middle School Lunch coverage. We still need volunteers for Middle School lunch. Click HERE to sign up! 

 

 

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
………………. 

CURRENT 2nd & 3rd GRADERS: CLUB INVENTION

Look for the flyer in today’s Friday Folder!

Topic: Physics in Motion

When: Thursdays, from 3:00-4:30 pm: Leslie Otto Library

Start Date: April 11th | Last class: May 9th

Cost: $65

Contact Elizabeth Brown with questions: ebrown@tesgalv.org

Club Size Limited to 14 students.

We need a minimum of 12 students enrolled for the class to happen.

Sign-up Online: https://www.invent.org/club

 

CHESS SCHOLARS

First Class will be Thursday, Feb 21st from 3:00-4:00 pm in the cafeteria. There will be 6 classes with the final class on April 4th. $60 total: includes all 6 classes. Contact JJohnson@tesgalv.org with questions. CLICK HERE: http://bit.ly/TESactivitiesForm to sign-up 

  

ATHLETICS
………………. 

S.P.A.R.Q. TRAINING

Coach Johnson will be hosting a SPARQ Camp for students interested in working with Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction, and Quickness. Grades K-8 are welcome.

Sessions will be 3-4 pm on FRIDAYS. All participating students will join the Extended Day group at 3:00 pm dismissal and will go with Coach Johnson from there.  Pick up your student at 4:00 pm in the MAC with Extended Day.

It will be a FUN experience regardless of age with a variety of drills!

Session Dates: 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12

COST: $35 for all 4 sessions or $10 per session. Please make payment to TES and reference SPARQ Training.

Contact Coach Johnson with questions: jjohnson@tesgalv.org 

CLICK HERE: http://bit.ly/TESactivitiesForm to sign-up 

 

 

 

MARCH BIRTHDAYS 

2nd – Reyna, Custodial

5th – Mark Ravelli, Head of School

27th – Mirna, Custodial

 

TRINITY TRIVIA

Galveston is home to the LONGEST CONTINUOUS SIDEWALK IN THE WORLD! Where on the island is this sidewalk? And how long is it?

 

LAST WEEK: Galveston is home to six historic districts containing one of the largest and historically significant collections of 19th-century buildings in the U.S., with over 60 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places, maintained by the National Park Service in the United States Department of the Interior. 

 

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“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

 

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