Monday Message 3/4

March 4, 2019

Dear Families and Friends of Trinity,

The Trinity Community is a community of love. The people of our community keep us grounded in what is important in life. I recognize that every moment is an opportunity; with every new day, we experience a sense of belonging to something very special and bigger than ourselves. The children of Trinity demonstrate this to me daily. This community helps me to recognize that no one person is bigger, better, or more important than another. In our 67 years of existence, the Trinity Community has stepped up time and time again to ensure those that surround us are safe, secure and feeling very special.

Our sense of trust and the attention to the small things is what makes us so unique. The universe is made up of pure energy, the nature of which is to move and flow. When we tune into the rhythm of the universe, we can give and receive freely, knowing that we never really lose anything but constantly gain. When we give our energy, we make space for more to flow into us. As we give, we also receive.

This coming Friday is another day of community building and creating that sense of belonging as we celebrate with grandparents and special friends. This is a special day designed for our grandparents and special friends to experience TES with a chapel, reception and lastly, visiting the classrooms. Following class visits, many children leave with their special mentor and receive some personal attention sharing a quiet lunch off campus. This Friday is a half day, and school activities are generally finished by 11:30. Dismissal is from the classrooms, and this will begin our spring break.

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 3/1/19

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

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NEWS YOU CAN USE
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GRANDPARENTS’ & SPECIAL FRIENDS’ DAY: March 8th

We are looking forward to welcoming Trinity Grandparents & Special Friends next Friday! Grades PK2-5th, please be on the lookout for a Pick-up Authorization Form in today’s Friday Folders. Pick-up Authorization Forms are due on Monday, March 4th. Grandparent & Special Friend RSVPs are also due by Monday. RSVP form is available online: http://bit.ly/RSVP-GD2019

 

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

PRIORITY ENROLLMENT FOR SIBLINGS

Priority enrollment for siblings of current students opened on Tuesday, February 19th. Please use the link below to apply:

https://tesgalv.seniormbp.com/SeniorApps/admissions/admissionsHome.faces?selectedMenuId=true

Please note that Open Enrollment begins on March 5th.

SPIRIT GEAR ORDER: LIMITED AVAILABILITY FOR IN-STOCK ITEMS

The attached 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

2019 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OPEN ONLINE NOW! 

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!

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.

You can 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!

YEARBOOK PHOTOS: We need your help!  Our photographers are “out and about” at most of the school-wide events but we know that so much happens inside of your classrooms and on your individual class excursions.  Please help us by taking those photos you have accumulated on your phone and uploading them to the Trinity Yearbook Balfour Site. 

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  

 

PIANO & GUITAR FEDERATION FESTIVAL: March 9th

Good Luck to our Trinity students participating in the Gold Cup on March 9th, hosted by Moody Methodist Church!

SAVE THE DATE: CAMPUS WORK DAY: March 23rd

Please mark your calendars for our upcoming Campus Work Day on Saturday, March 23rd. Details forthcoming. 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 4th-8th
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MONDAY the 4th

Return Friday Folders

PK2-5th Return Pick-Up Authorization Form

 

TUESDAY the 5th

Chapel moved to Wednesday

 

WEDNESDAY the 6th

Chapel Dress – Green Shirt

Ash Wednesday Chapel 8:15-9:30 am

Choir Practice 3:00-4:15

 

THURSDAY the 7th

Chapel moved to Friday

Chess Scholars 3:00-4:00 pm Cafeteria

 

FRIDAY the 8th

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

GRANDPARENTS & SPECIAL FRIENDS DAY

NOON DISMISSAL – no extended day care

 

 

WEEKEND:

ENJOY! SPRING BREAK!!!

 

 

MARCH HOLIDAYS 

March 11th-15th – Spring Break

Note: Picture Retakes on March 21st

 

BEGINNING SCHOOL
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We will attend Rosenberg Library’s Story Fair on Thursday, March 7th. 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.

 

LOWER SCHOOL
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 LOVE YOUR TEACHER LUNCH SIGN UP 

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

 

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! 

 

 

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
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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. First Come/First Serve

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 MONDAYS. 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: 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/18

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 six historic districts containing one of the largest and historically significant collections of 19th-century buildings in the U.S. How many structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Places?

 

LAST WEEK: Mardi Gras was first celebrated in Galveston in 1871. Today, our Mardi Gras celebration is the fifth largest in the United States (New Orleans takes first place).

 

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“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.” I John 4:7a

 

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Monday Message 2/25

February 25. 2019

Dear Trinity Parents,

This past Friday was the deadline for re-enrollment. To the families of the students who completed re-enrollment before the deadline, I sincerely thank you!

Respecting deadlines is important and something we try to instill in our children at a young age. We ask students to complete homework within a certain set time, projects have deadlines, and realistic goals are set with an allotted time to complete. I believe that setting deadlines ensures good planning, solid communication, and conveys respect. Deadlines hold everyone accountable, and our dedication to an organization can often be judged by whether we honor assigned deadlines.

I ask that those families who missed the deadline and are planning to re-enroll their children at Trinity for next year, do so as soon as possible. Teacher contracts for next year will be going out shortly, and those contracts are based on enrollment. If I cannot get a solid read on our enrollment, then I cannot give teacher contracts out in a timely fashion. Importantly, please be advised that your child’s spot is no longer reserved; and per the Week At A Glance announcements that began December 2018, each student’s account will be charged the $75 new student fee in addition to the enrollment deposit and PTO dues.

Thank you for your commitment to Trinity and helping us plan for the future.

With warm regards,

Mark Ravelli,

Head of School

Week At A Glance 2/22/19

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

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NEWS YOU CAN USE
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RE-ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: TODAY!!

Please note that re-enrollment ends today, Friday, February 22nd.

PRIORITY ENROLLMENT FOR SIBLINGS

Priority enrollment for siblings of current students opened on Tuesday, February 19th. Please use the link below to apply:

https://tesgalv.seniormbp.com/SeniorApps/admissions/admissionsHome.faces?selectedMenuId=true

Please note that re-enrollment ends today, Friday, February 22nd.

KRINOCK FAMILY WELCOMES BABY GIRL!

Krinock Baby

 It’s a girl!!! Lucy Abigail Krinock arrived February 18th at 1:25 pm. She weighs 8 pounds 1 ounce and is 21 inches long. Lily is a proud big sister and we are smitten and so in love! Thank y’all for your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes! Can’t wait for her to meet everyone! – Jena Krinock, 2nd Grade Teacher

2019 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OPEN ONLINE NOW! 

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!

 

NEW! SIGN UP FOR AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ONLINE

There are some exciting new activities available after school! Sign up now for Chess Scholars & S.P.A.R.Q. More clubs coming soon! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP: http://bit.ly/TESactivitiesForm For detailed information or questions, please contact Coach Johnson at JJohnson@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.

You can 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!

YEARBOOK PHOTOS: We need your help!  Our photographers are “out and about” at most of the school-wide events but we know that so much happens inside of your classrooms and on your individual class excursions.  Please help us by taking those photos you have accumulated on your phone and uploading them to the Trinity Yearbook Balfour Site. 

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  

MARDI GRAS SPIRIT DRESS DAY: MARCH 1st

Students may wear Mardi Gras themed attire for Spirit Day on Friday, March 1st. This attire is limited to: khaki bottoms, blue jeans, Mardi Gras (colored or designed) shirts, and Mardi Gras (colored or designed) dresses. Dresses must be appropriate length (same as uniform skirts). Since it is also a Spirit Day, students may wear blue jeans with a TES shirt. Friday uniform is also appropriate for this day. 

 

SPRING CASUAL EVENT – April 12th at Tin Cups 

Save the Date! Sponsorship Opportunities will be available soon!

 

ANNUAL FUND

Click HERE to donate to the Annual Fund through Paypal. 

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST RECENTLY UPDATED MASTER CALENDAR

 

February 25th-March 1st
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MONDAY the 25th

Return Friday Folders

 

TUESDAY the 26th

Chapel Dress – Green Shirt

Safeguarding God’s Children: 6:00 pm Kelso Library

 

 

WEDNESDAY the 27th

Choir Practice 3:00-4:15

 

THURSDAY the 28th

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

Compuadopt 3:45-5:00 pm Pick up in Gym

Chess Scholars 3:00-4:00 pm Cafeteria

 

FRIDAY the 1st

Spirit Day! Wear your Mardi Gras or Trinity Spirit T-shirt!

Beginning School Mardi Gras Parade 11:30 am

 

 

WEEKEND:

It’s Mardi Gras! Be safe out there!

https://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/

 

 

MARCH HOLIDAYS 

March 8th – Noon Dismissal, no after school care

March 11th-15th – Spring Break

 

BEGINNING SCHOOL
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Mark your calendars, our annual Mardi Gras Parade will be Friday, March 1st starting at 11:30.  To make this parade successful we need your beads.  Please group the beads by 10 and wrap a strip of paper around them to make it easy for the children to pass out. PLEASE SEND BEADS on MONDAY. Thanks!!

 

  

LOWER SCHOOL
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 LOVE YOUR TEACHER LUNCH SIGN UP 

Please volunteer for Lower School Lunch coverage, a few dates have opened up. Click HERE to sign up!

WE ARE PROUD OF OUR TRINITY STUDENTS! 

Abie Hart

Abie Hart (4th grade) was recognized by the Daughters of the Texas Revolution for her award-winning essay on Cynthia Ann Parker.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL
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LOVE YOUR TEACHER LUNCH SIGN UP 

Please volunteer for Middle School Lunch coverage. Only four dates left this year. We still need volunteers for Middle School lunch. Click HERE to sign up! 

WE ARE PROUD OF OUR TRINITY STUDENTS!

Lawson Rees

Lawson Rees (6th grade) was an honorary page for Mayes Middleton at the Texas Capitol earlier this week.

 

 

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
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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 MONDAYS. 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: 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/18

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 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS 

2nd – Florence Noyes, K-8th Art Teacher

5th – Debbie Rushing, 3rd Grade Teacher

8th – Jeremy Johnson, Physical Education

14th – Kelly Shaffner, 5th Grade Teacher

14th – Angela Bickham, Beginning School

 

TRINITY TRIVIA

When was the first Mardi Gras in Galveston?

 

LAST WEEK: In 2018, how many of the Top 50 are Trinity Episcopal graduates? SEVEN!!

 

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“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.” I John 4:7a

 

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Monday Message 2/18

February 18, 2019

Dear Trinity Families and Friends,

In this 67th year of excellence, the Board of Trustees and I decided to share with you our State of the School from last Tuesday. Parents, faculty, staff, parishioners, alumni, and friends of Trinity came together as a community to support the state of our school. In keeping with our theme of, “Creating a Sense of Belonging” and for those unable to attend, below is a link to what was shared that evening.

http://bit.ly/2019StateOfTrinity

I look forward to celebrating our success with the Spring Fling, please save the evening of Friday, April 12th. Thank you to ALL who did attend last Tuesday and for celebrating with us.

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 2/15/19

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

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NEWS YOU CAN USE
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PRIORITY ENROLLMENT FOR SIBLINGS OPENS ON FEBRUARY 19th

Priority enrollment for siblings of current students will open on Tuesday, February 19th. Please use the link below to apply:

https://tesgalv.seniormbp.com/SeniorApps/admissions/admissionsHome.faces?selectedMenuId=true

Please note that re-enrollment ends on Friday, February 22nd.

 

SAFEGUARDING GOD’S CHILDREN – Sign-up Deadline: Monday, February 18th

Trinity Episcopal School will have a Safeguarding God’s Children class on Tuesday, February 26th at 6:00 pm in Kelso Library Anyone who wants to volunteer on campus or fieldtrips needs to be Safeguarding God’s Children (SGC) certified. People are not added to the class until they complete all of the steps: interview, application, and background checkSTEPS to ATTEND You cannot show up on the day of the class to be certified without completing these steps. Rachel Brown will be the contact person for completing the steps and registering for the class. Please message Mrs. Rachel Brown at rbrown@tesgalv.org to reserve your space BY MONDAY, February 18th. If you are unable to attend the February class, we will offer another class on campus sometime this summer. You are also welcome to check the Diocese website and find an open class at another church/school. Safeguarding is a 5-year certification. If you would like to check your SGC status, please contact Rachel Brown at rbrown@tesgalv.org Volunteers are responsible for the cost of their background check.

 

2019 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OPEN ONLINE NOW! 

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!

 

NEW! SIGN UP FOR AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ONLINE

There are some exciting new activities available after school! Sign up now for Chess Scholars, Tae Kwon Do, & S.P.A.R.Q. More clubs coming soon! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP: http://bit.ly/TESactivitiesForm For detailed information or questions, please contact Coach Johnson at JJohnson@TESgalv.org

  

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Confirmation & Baptism

We welcome Bishop Phillip Duncan to Trinity Church on March 24th at the 10:30 am service for Confirmation & Baptism. Please see attached flyer for details.

 

SPRING CASUAL EVENT – April 12th at Tin Cups 

Save the Date! Sponsorship Opportunities will be available soon!

 

ANNUAL FUND

Click HERE to donate to the Annual Fund through Paypal. 

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST RECENTLY UPDATED MASTER CALENDAR

 

February 18th-22nd
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MONDAY the 18th
No School in observance of President’s Day

Safeguarding Sign-up Deadline

 

TUESDAY the 19th

Chapel Dress – Green Shirt

Please return Progress Reports

Priority Enrollment for Siblings opens online

TaeKwonDo @ 3-4:00 pm Pick up in the M.A.C.

Compuadopt 3:45-5:00 pm Pick up in Cafeteria

 

 

WEDNESDAY the 20th

Choir Practice 3:00-4:15

 

THURSDAY the 21st

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

Compuadopt 3:45-5:00 pm Pick up in Cafeteria

Chess Scholars 3:00-4:00 pm Cafeteria

 

FRIDAY the 22nd

Last Day to Re-Enroll

 

 

WEEKEND:

Enjoy!

 

 

FEBRUARY HOLIDAYS 

February 18th – No School – President’s Day

 

BEGINNING SCHOOL
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Mark your calendars, our annual Mardi Gras Parade will be Friday, March 1st starting at 11:30.  To make this parade successful we need your beads.  Please group the beads by 10 and wrap a strip of paper around them to make it easy for the children to pass out. 

 

  

LOWER SCHOOL
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Progress Reports will be sent home Feb 15th.

 LOVE YOUR TEACHER LUNCH SIGN UP 

Please volunteer for Lower School Lunch coverage, a few dates have opened up. Click HERE to sign up!

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL
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Progress Reports will be sent home Feb 15th.

 

LOVE YOUR TEACHER LUNCH SIGN UP 

Please volunteer for Middle School Lunch coverage. Only four dates left this year. We still need volunteers for Middle School lunch. Click HERE to sign up! 

 

 

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
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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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BASKETBALL

Way to go Chargers! Both Boys and Girls teams placed 1st in the South division of our District! 

TAE KWON DO

Returns February 19th, There will be 6 classes with the final class on April 2nd. $60 total: includes all 6 classes. Contact JJohnson@tesgalv.org with questions. CLICK HERE: http://bit.ly/TESactivitiesForm to sign-up 

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 MONDAYS. 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: 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/18

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 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS 

2nd – Florence Noyes, K-8th Art Teacher

5th – Debbie Rushing, 3rd Grade Teacher

8th – Jeremy Johnson, Physical Education

14th – Kelly Shaffner, 5th Grade Teacher

14th – Angela Bickham, Beginning School

 

TRINITY TRIVIA

The Galveston’s Top 50 annual awards are one of Galveston’s finest traditions. Each year, schools in the community nominate their top students for the honor. Since 1977 the Galveston Academic Excellence Club has recognized 50 young people who have pursued excellence in academic studies. In 2018, how many of the Top 50 are Trinity Episcopal graduates?

 

LAST WEEK: Our Spring Casual Event will be held at Tin Cups on April 12th! You don’t want to miss it!

 

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“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.” I John 4:7a

 

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Week At A Glance 2/8/19

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

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NEWS YOU CAN USE
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100th DAY OF SCHOOL CELEBRATION

Pictured above: Beginning School Students

A fun day was had by all!

GRANDPARENTS’ & SPECIAL FRIENDS’ INFO FORM

We need your help as we prepare to send out invitations to this wonderful event. If you have not already done so, please click the link below to provide us with mailing addresses and details TODAY by clicking here: https://form.jotform.com/TrinityEpiscopalSchool/2019-grandparents-day-info

STATE OF THE SCHOOL – February 12th from 6:00-7:00 pm

Please plan to join us for the State of the School address in upstairs Eaton Hall on Tuesday, February 12th from 6:00-7:00 pm. Wine and cheese will be served.

RE-ENROLLMENT IS OPEN!

Re-enrollment for 2019-2020 ends on February 22nd. Because it is critical for us to determine the openings available for siblings and new families, contracts for returning students submitted after February 22 will incur the $75.00 new student fee. Note that Priority Enrollment for siblings of current students opens on February 19th. – Chloe Knauer

2019 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OPENING SOON!

Mark your calendar! 2019 Summer Camp registration will be available online on February 15th! Open to students who completed PK2 through rising 2nd graders.

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!

STUDENT/PARENT DIRECTORY

Access to our School Directory is available online through My Backpack. Please follow the directions below:

After you log in to My Backpack:

  1. Select Student/Parent Directory
  2. To print your child’s class, do not change any of the fields except “Homeroom Teacher” – select your child’s teacher and click SEARCH. 
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the first page and click on the link that says PRINTABLE VERSION. This will build a pdf that you can print.

SUPPORT TES STUDENT COUNCIL

Order springtime spirit gear from Spirit & Pride and support TES Student Council! These shirts ARE approved for wear on TES Spirit Days. Order online at https://www.spiritandpride.com/ using our school code #122688. Last day to order is today, February 8th.

 

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Confirmation & Baptism

We welcome Bishop Phillip Duncan to Trinity Church on March 24th at the 10:30 am service for Confirmation & Baptism. Please see attached flyer for details.

SPRING CASUAL EVENT – April 12th at Tin Cups

Save the Date! We are excited to announce this year’s Spring Casual Event, which will be held on April 12th at Tin Cups. Sponsorship Opportunities will be available soon!

ANNUAL FUND

Click HERE to donate to the Annual Fund through Paypal. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST RECENTLY UPDATED MASTER CALENDAR

February 11th-15th
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MONDAY the 11th
Return Friday Folders

3:00-4:00 S.P.A.R.Q. Training in the M.A.C.

 

TUESDAY the 12th

Chapel Dress – Green Shirt

TaeKwonDo @ 3-4:00 pm Pick up in the M.A.C.

State of the School @ 6:00 pm in Upstairs Eaton Hall

WEDNESDAY the 13th

LOVE YOUR TEACHER LUNCH DAY

Choir Practice 3:00-4:15

THURSDAY the 14th

K-5th – Valentine’s Dress Day 

Bring your Valentines to School

FRIDAY the 15th

Progress Reports Go Home

WEEKEND:

Remember NO SCHOOL on Monday, Feb 18th in observance of President’s Day

FEBRUARY HOLIDAYS 

February 18th – No School – President’s Day

BEGINNING SCHOOL
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We will attend the Magic School Bus showing at The Grand Opera House on Thursday, February 14th. Please have your child wear a Trinity t-shirt of Trinity colors. We will leave our school around 9:40 am and return before noon.

Mark your calendars, our annual Mardi Gras Parade will be Friday, March 1st starting at 11:30.  To make this parade successful we need your beads.  Please group the beads by 10 and wrap a strip of paper around them to make it easy for the children to pass out. 

LOWER SCHOOL
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Valentine’s Day Special Dress: K-5 students may wear valentines themed attire. This attire is limited to: khaki bottoms, blue jeans, Valentines shirts (colored or designed), and Valentines (colored or designed)  dresses. Dresses must be appropriate length (same length as uniform skirts). Thursday dress uniform is also appropriate for this day. 

MIDDLE SCHOOL
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LOVE YOUR TEACHER LUNCH SIGN UP 

Please volunteer for Middle School Lunch coverage. Only four dates left this year. We need volunteers for Middle School lunch. Click HERE to sign up! 

KINDNESS WEEK: February 11th-15th

Monday – students will receive kindness counts checklists in their classrooms and be asked to complete kindness tasks each day!

Tuesday – students will have the opportunity to write kind messages with sidewalk chalk around campus and help spread kindness for the week!

Wednesday – mix it up lunch! Students will be asked to sit in different spots with different people at lunchtime

Thursday – Valentine’s day! Valentine’s day dress, per campus specific guidelines – share the love today!

Friday – peace, love, and kindness! Students are invited to dress up like “hippies” to celebrate our kindness week! Students must have school appropriate shirts (no tank tops, no inappropriate t-shirts), pants or long skirts only, and closed toed shoes only. Please use your best judgement. Students not participating in hippie dress should be in regular school uniform. Students will be asked to turn in their completed checklists so we can recognize our kind campus! 

 

 

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
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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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TAE KWON DO

Returns February 12th, There will be 6 classes with the final class on March 2nd. $60 total: includes all 6 classes. Contact JJohnson@tesgalv.org with questions. CLICK HERE: http://bit.ly/TESactivitiesForm to sign-up 

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 MONDAYS. 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: 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/18

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

 

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS 

2nd – Florence Noyes, K-8th Art Teacher

5th – Debbie Rushing, 3rd Grade Teacher

8th – Jeremy Johnson, Physical Education

14th – Kelly Shaffner, 5th Grade Teacher

14th – Angela Bickham, Beginning School

 

TRINITY TRIVIA

When and where is our 2019 Spring Casual Event?

LAST WEEK: The four events highlighted on the Trinity School Website under Special Events are: Trinity School Sunday, Grandparents & Special Friend Day, Trinity Tribute Spring Fundraiser, and May Fête.

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“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

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Monday Message 2/4

February 4, 2019

 

Dear Families and Friends of Trinity,

 

The Episcopal schools in the Diocese of Texas serve over 11,000 children and their families with enriching programs from Pre-K through High School. It is the mission of the Diocese to ensure that our schools are healthy, safe environments in which children can learn, grow and thrive. Trinity Episcopal School will have a Safeguarding God’s Children class on Tuesday, February 26th at 6:00 pm in Kelso Library. This class is beneficial for any parents that want to keep their child safe from sexual predators.

 

  • Anyone who plans to be on campus (volunteer, chaperone overnight trips, drive for field trips, lunch monitor, etc.) more than 6 hours this year needs to be Safeguarding Gods Children (SGC) certified.
  • People are not added to the class until they complete all of the steps: interview, application, and background checkSTEPS to ATTEND
  • You cannot show up on the day of the class to be certified without completing these steps.
  • Rachel Brown will be the contact person for completing the steps and registering for the class. Please message Ms. Brown at rbrown@tesgalv.org to reserve your space.
  • If you are unable to attend the February class, we will offer another class on campus sometime this summer. You are also welcome to check the Diocese website and find an open class at another church/school.
  • Safeguarding is a 5-year certification. If you would like to check your SGC status, please contact Rachel Brown at rbrown@tesgalv.org
  • Volunteers are responsible for the cost of their background check.

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 2/1/19

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

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NEWS YOU CAN USE
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RE-ENROLLMENT IS OPEN!

Re-enrollment for 2019-2020 kicked off on February 1st and ends on February 22nd. Because it is critical for us to determine the openings available for siblings and new families, contracts for returning students submitted after February 22 will incur the $75.00 new student fee. Note that Priority Enrollment for siblings of current students opens on February 19th. – Chloe Knauer

STUDENT/PARENT DIRECTORY

Access to our School Directory is available online through My Backpack. Please follow the directions below:

After you log in to My Backpack:

  1. Select Student/Parent Directory
  2. To print your child’s class, do not change any of the fields except “Homeroom Teacher” – select your child’s teacher and click SEARCH. 
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the first page and click on the link that says PRINTABLE VERSION. This will build a pdf that you can print.

ART SUBMISSIONS FOR GRAND KIDS FESTIVAL BANNERS

Congratulations to the students whose art will be submitted for the Grand Kids Festival Banner Contest. The theme this year is Ocean Life. Winning designs will be featured on Banners displayed during ArtWalk at The Grand on March 9, 2019. A sampling of the selections are pictured above from left-to-right: Trace Moore, 3rd Grade; Sophia Musemeche, 6th Grade; Colin Thomas, 8th Grade. Thank you to our fantastic Art Teacher, Ms. Noyes, for her encouragement & guidance in helping students be successful in this project.

For more details about the Festival, visit: https://www.grandkidsfestival.com/ 

SUPPORT TES STUDENT COUNCIL

Order springtime spirit gear from Spirit & Pride and support TES Student Council! These shirts ARE approved for wear on TES Spirit Days. Check your Friday Folder for an order packet or order online at https://www.spiritandpride.com/ using our school code #122688. Online ordering is open until February 8th. 

STATE OF THE SCHOOL – February 12th from 6:00-7:00 pm

Please plan to join us for the State of the School address in Eaton Hall on Tuesday, February 12th from 6:00-7:00 pm. Wine and cheese will be served.

SPRING CASUAL EVENT – April 12th at Tin Cups

Save the Date! We are excited to announce this year’s Spring Casual Event, which will be held on April 12th at Tin Cups. Sponsorship Opportunities will be available soon!

ANNUAL FUND

Click HERE to donate to the Annual Fund through Paypal. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST RECENTLY UPDATED MASTER CALENDAR

February 4th-8th
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MONDAY the 4th
Return Friday Folders

100th Day of School

8:15 am Kinder 100th Day Parade

 

TUESDAY the 5th

Chapel Dress – Green Shirt

WEDNESDAY the 6th

Choir Practice 3:00-4:15

6th Grade Field Trip to Opera House

THURSDAY the 7th

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

Beginning School Story Fair

FRIDAY the 8th

3:00-4:00 S.P.A.R.Q. Training in the MAC (if you signed up)

WEEKEND:

Enjoy!

FEBRUARY HOLIDAYS 

February 18th – No School

BEGINNING SCHOOL
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Monday, February 4th, the Beginning School will celebrate it’s 100th Day Of School!! 

We will attend Rosenburg Library’s Story Fair on Thursday, February 7th. Please have your child wear a Trinity t-shirt of Trinity colors. We will leave our school around 9:40 am and return around 10:45 am.

February 7th is PK4’s first visit to Big Chapel. Chapel starts at 8:05 am, please make sure your child is at school on time!

LOWER SCHOOL
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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 and escort their child(ren) into the building and sign them in.

MIDDLE SCHOOL
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 Kindness Week: February 11th-15th

7th Grade Field Trip to Austin: Feb 6th-8th

ATHLETICS
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BASKETBALL

Way to go Chargers! Both Boys and Girls teams placed 1st in the South division of our District! 

TAE KWON DO

Returns February 12th, There will be 6 classes with the final class on March 2nd. $60 total: includes all 6 classes. Contact JJohnson@tesgalv.org to sign-up

CHESS SCHOLARS

Starts the week of February 18th. Details to come.

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: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1

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

ADULT SPORTS LEAGUES

Visit the Trinity Website Home Page for details about the various Adult Leagues available this year.  Contact Coach Johnson with questions: jjohnson@tesgalv.org

 

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS 

2nd – Florence Noyes, K-8th Art Teacher

5th – Debbie Rushing, 3rd Grade Teacher

8th – Jeremy Johnson, Physical Education

14th – Kelly Shaffner, 5th Grade Teacher

14th – Angela Bickham, Beginning School

 

TRINITY TRIVIA

What 4 events are highlighted on the Trinity School Website under Special Events?

LAST WEEK: The Trinity School Library is named in memory of Leslie Otto. 

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“A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” Proverbs 27:9

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Monday Message 1/28

January 28, 2019

 

Dear Trinity Families and Friends,

 

This past Thursday, our PTO hosted the second workshop on Social Emotional Learning featuring our very own Dr. Beth Auslander. The discussion reminded me of a book I read by Paul Tough titled How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character. Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter most for children’s success have more to do with E.Q. (emotional Quotient and less to do with I.Q. Intelligent Quotient). Character traits like perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control trump over intelligence.

 

I had the opportunity to hear Paul Tough speak in 2016, and he shared, “There are some kids growing up with way too much adversity in their lives and what they need more than anything is protection from that adversity. On the other end, kids who grow up in affluence, who just don’t have enough adversity in their lives have difficulty coping later on in life.”  I think that is a hard message for parents to hear. In trying to protect them from adversity, we can sometimes do more harm than good.  Both Auslander and Tough share how important it is for children to learn how to fail.

 

We can help build a child’s character by letting them fail. We call this, “Grit.” I remember learning to ride a bicycle and failing. The thrill of finally getting it was a feeling like no other.  The feeling of accomplishment surpassed the scraped knees and the comfort of playing it safe. I became determined to succeed; I know this experience was one that helped build my character. The fondest memory of all was my dad “letting go” of the bike and trusting that it would be okay. The unspoken message of love and trust is paramount in a child’s emotional development.

 

Parents can get very wrapped up in the day-to-day successes and failures of their kids. Parents sometimes take failures too seriously as sort of a wound to their own self-esteem and their own sense of identity, and this can be damaging to children. I think one of the greatest messages we can give to our children is, “It is okay to fail.” The underlining message last Thursday was that we as parents and educators must continue to have high standards and challenge our children always to try their best; while helping them to understand that learning and growing from mistakes is an important part of the process.

 

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