Week At A Glance 1/25/19

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

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NEWS YOU CAN USE
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RE-ENROLLMENT STARTS NEXT WEEK!

Re-enrollment for 2019-2020 kicks 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

GEO BEE WINNERS

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Congratulations to our school Geo Bee Finalists, who participated in the school-wide National Geographic Geography Bee on Wednesday. 4th Grade – Abigail Hart, Kadin Quigley, 5th Grade – Charlotte Cook, Julian Gant, 6th Grade – Lawson Rees, Zeke Zein-Eldin, 7th Grade – Evelyn Gault, Molly Lyons, and 8th Grade – Sasha Jaworski. Our students answered many tough questions and tested their knowledge and nerves; congratulations to our winners – 3rd Place – Evelyn Gault, 2nd Place – Molly Lyons, 1st Place – Lawson Rees. Lawson will take an online placement test to attempt a place in the State-Wide Geography Bee. Way to go Chargers!

SAVE THE DATE!

VBS2019

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL @ TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH

JUNE 10-14th

Monday through Friday

9:00am-12noon

Ages 4 through 5th grade

Youth & Adults needed to Volunteer!

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. 

  

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

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

JANUARY 28th-February 1st
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MONDAY the 28th
Return Friday Folders

 

TUESDAY the 29th

Chapel Dress – Green Shirt

WEDNESDAY the 30th

Choir Practice 3:00-4:15

THURSDAY the 31st

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

SCHOOL PICTURE DAY!!

FRIDAY the 1st

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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 School Pictures on Thursday, January 31st!

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

LOWER SCHOOL
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 School Pictures on Thursday, January 31st!

MIDDLE SCHOOL
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 School Pictures on Thursday, January 31st!

ATHLETICS
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TAE KWON DO

Returns February 12th, There will be 6 classes with the final class on March 2nd. More 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

Who is the Trinity School Library named in memory of ?

LAST WEEK: The deadline to re-enroll for fall of 2019-2020 at Trinity is FEBRUARY 22nd.

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“But you, O Lord, are a shield around me, my glory and the one who lifts up my head.” Psalms 3:3

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Monday Message 1/21

Dear Families and Friends of Trinity,

I am intrigued with brain research; after all, I am in the cognitive brain business. According to a new field of research on decision fatigue covered by The New York Times Magazine, the avalanche of decisions we are confronted with every day takes a toll. One study in the article found attached shared, that judges grant parole to inmates who have appointments first thing in the morning 70 percent of the time. By the end of the day, inmates have less than a 10 percent chance of being released from prison. Why? Having expended all their decision-making energies, they choose the least risky proposition: the status quo.

Children are making a series of decisions all day long, “should I talk to this person, does my pencil need to be sharpened, should I listen and answer the next question?” People experience what psychologists refer to as “ego depletion” — that is, a loss of willpower. In experiment after experiment, researchers have found that not only do our powers of intelligent decision-making decline after making lots of decisions; ego depletion inclines us to avoid decisions altogether. (This explains why core classes happen early in the morning.) The subsequent loss of impulse control also explains the willpower of bad habits at the end of a long day: most behavior problems happen later in the day. This research has huge implications for how we educate and motivate our children.

Our children have so many options, so many channels, so many privileges that they are exhausted by too many trivial choices. So, the next time you’re tempted to give kids yet another choice: oatmeal or cereal, banana or grapes? Think again! (Or rather, decide for them!) Preserve their willpower for planning.  It is important to raise a good decision maker; however, it is important to avoid decision-making overload; “This morning we are having oatmeal!” or “Tonight we are watching a family show!”

People who intuitively understand this conserve their energies by relying on other strategies to avoid decision-maker overload: they develop a habit. Strict routines and habits around sleeping, exercise, screen time, eating, and studying pay dividends down the road by training children to do certain prescribed behaviors (e.g. Go to sleep when you’re tired, brush your teeth, read books in bed), thereby avoiding the myriad possible decisions that could have harmful consequences. After all, we are the adults, and they are the children. Parents can make such a huge impact on kids’ long-term success quite apart from big influencers like high-quality schooling or your child’s innate talents

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 1/18/19

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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

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!

RE-ENROLLMENT COMING SOON!

Re-enrollment for 2019-2020 kicks 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

PTO EDUCATION NIGHT – January 24th 5:30-6:30 pm in Eaton Hall

Come join us for a more interactive conversation on this subject at our annual Parent Education Night, which is scheduled for 5:30 pm on January 24, 2019 in Eaton Hall.  You will learn how to foster 5 essential social and emotional skills at home.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.  

A DAY IN K

Hats off to Mrs. Cragar, Mrs. Buergler and all of their Kindergarten students for hosting our PK4 students this week for A Day in K. A fun time was had by all!!

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. The paper form can be turned in to the office no later than Tuesday, January 22nd. Online ordering is open until February 8th. Check payments should be made out to Sprit and Pride and not Trinity.

GIRL SCOUTS – January 22nd 5:30-6:30 pm

Are you interested in your daughter becoming a girl of courage, confidence, and character?  Does she love the outdoors, singing songs and being silly?  If so, you have a future Girl Scout in your house!  Girl Scout Troop 26045 will be hosting a try it night at Trinity Episcopal Church in Eaton Hall (enter off the Garth on 22nd street) on Tuesday, January 22 from 5:30-6:30 pm for girls in Kindergarten-5th grade.  Come sing a song, do a craft and learn a little more about becoming a Girl Scout.  Please note that this is not a drop off event.  A parent must be in attendance.  We look forward to meeting our new sister Girl Scouts. For more information contact Heather Nielson at hnielson@sjgs.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

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

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

SUPPORT TRINITY EVERY TIME YOU SHOP ON AMAZON

 CLICK HERE to shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate to Trinity! Support us every time you shop!

ANNUAL FUND

Click HERE to donate to the Annual Fund through Paypal. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST RECENTLY UPDATED MASTER CALENDAR

JANUARY 21st-25th
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MONDAY the 21st
NO SCHOOL in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

 

 

TUESDAY the 22nd

Chapel Dress – Green Shirt

K-5th Girl Scout Meeting 5:30-6:30 pm Eaton Hall

 

WEDNESDAY the 23rd

Choir Practice 3:00-4:15

GeoBee at 2:00 pm in the MAC

 

THURSDAY the 24th

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

PTO Event with Beth Auslander, PhD – Eaton Hall 5:30 pm

 

FRIDAY the 25th

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

 

WEEKEND:

Enjoy!

JANUARY HOLIDAYS 

January 21st – No School

BEGINNING SCHOOL
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PK3 & PK 4 will visit the Grand Opera House on Thursday, Jan. 24th to see Diary of A Worm. Please have your child wear a Trinity t-shirt or Trinity colors.  

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LOWER SCHOOL
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Congratulations to Dominick Templeton and Anneli Kucera for being selected as Trinity 5th Grade Ambassadors! They did a superb job helping make this year’s Kindergarten Round-Up a great success!

 

Also, see GeoBee info below.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL
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 GeoBee

Trinity hosts the annual National Geographic Bee!

This week in classrooms, students in 4th-8th grade competed in the preliminary round of the National Geographic Bee. The top two scorers from each grade have advanced to our school-wide GeoBee, to be held this Wednesday, January 23rd at 2:00 pm in the MAC. Parents and family members are welcome to attend this event, but are asked to abide by the following rules: no video recording of the GeoBee is allowed at any time. Parents wishing to attend the Bee must check in at the main office first. Spectators are asked to remain quiet and respectful for the duration of this event. This event is not suitable for small children.

 

ATHLETICS
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BASKETBALL

Come cheer on the chargers for our last home Basketball game of the season! The Trinity Chargers will take on the Arcadia Lions on Wednesday, January 23rd in the MAC. Girls play at 4 p.m. and Boys A team plays at 5 p.m. Go Chargers!

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

 

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS 

4th – Rachel Brown, Assistant Director of Beginning School

10th – Rosa, Custodian

16th – Angel Odem, Beginning School Extended Day

16th – Marta, Custodian

21st – Janice Brown, 5th Grade Teacher

27th – Liz Allain, 1st Grade Teacher

 

TRINITY TRIVIA

What is the deadline to re-enroll for 2019-2020 at Trinity?

LAST WEEK: The first bakery in Texas was opened in 1938 by Christopher Fox. Fox’s bakery was located on a water lot near 20th Street on the harbor behind where the Hendley Building stands today.

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“Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed.” Isaiah 1:17

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Monday Message 1/14

January 14, 2019

 

Dear Trinity Parents/Guardians:

 

Trinity Episcopal School has served thousands of students and their families in an educational community marked by compassion, faith, intellectual curiosity, service to others and academic rigor. As we look forward to the 2019-2020 school year, we are excited to announce the opening of our online enrollment process on Friday, February 1, 2019.  We are deeply grateful for all the members of the Trinity community who have contributed so much to make our school flourish and are continually committed to providing a well-rounded educational experience that prepares students for future success.

 

The Board of Trustees and administration have worked carefully to establish a budget for the 2019-2020 academic year that will allow Trinity to move forward with confidence. The primary source of funding for all aspects of our school’s life derives from tuition.  The Annual Fund campaign also provides critical funds which allow us to meet our goals and provide the caliber of education you have come to expect from Trinity.

 

Trinity’s Board of Trustees recently approved the fee schedule for the 2019-2020 school year.  To keep up with inflation and raise faculty salaries and benefits, the tuition rates for 2019-2020 will increase 5% with a 3% discount for those electing to either pay in full or make semi-annual payments. The schedule of 2019-2020 Tuition and Fees is published on the school website under the Admissions Tab.

 

We are proud that we have continued to offer the best academic experience on the island for over 67 years. Please help us spread the word about the value of a Trinity education.

 

Thank you again for choosing Trinity.

 

Truly yours,

Mark Ravelli                                                   Catherine Garrison

Head of School                                               President, TES Board of Trustees

 

 

Week At A Glance 1/11/18

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

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NEWS YOU CAN USE
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SUPPORT TES STUDENT COUNCIL

Order springtime spirit gear from Spirit & Pride and support TES Student Council! Check your Friday Folder for an order packet or order online at https://www.spiritandpride.com/ using our school code #122688. Order deadline is Friday, January 18th. Check payments should be made out to Sprit and Pride and not Trinity.

RE-ENROLLMENT SEASON IS ALMOST HERE! 

Re-enrollment for 2019-2020 kicks 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, placement for returning students whose contracts are submitted after February 22nd is not guaranteed, and late submissions will incur the $75.00 new student fee. Please note that Priority Enrollment for siblings of current students opens on February 19th.

MORNING DROP-OFF REMINDERS FOR LOWER SCHOOL

For the safety and consideration of all involved in carpool, when dropping your children off, you must enter the carpool line from 22nd St. from the North, and NOT from the direction of Broadway. DO NOT cut in line.

 

UNIFORM POLICY

As we sail into Spring, please take a moment to review the uniform policy for K-5th and 6th-8th students. 

 

 

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! – Teresa Pistone

 

SUPPORT TRINITY EVERY TIME YOU SHOP ON AMAZON

 CLICK HERE to shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate to Trinity! Support us every time you shop!

 

ANNUAL FUND

Help us reach our goal of 100% parent participation! Click HERE to donate to the Annual Fund through Paypal. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST RECENTLY UPDATED MASTER CALENDAR

JANUARY 14th-18th
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MONDAY the 14th
Sign and return report cards

 

 

TUESDAY the 15th

Chapel Dress – Green Shirt

5:30-6:30 pm Kinder Round-Up at the Lower School

 

WEDNESDAY the 16th

Choir Practice 3:00-4:15

THURSDAY the 17th

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

 

FRIDAY the 18th

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

 

WEEKEND:

No School on Monday the 21st – Enjoy the Three-Day Weekend

JANUARY HOLIDAYS 

January 21st – No School In Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

BEGINNING SCHOOL
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A Day in K! PK4 students will be visiting the Kindergarten classes between Monday thru Wednesday.

Kindergarten Round-Up January 15th 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Moody Hall, enter at port-cochere on Tremont St.

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LOWER SCHOOL
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TES Spelling Bee winner Anneli Kucera (5th Grader in Mrs. Brown’s class) will go on to compete in the Galveston Spelling Bee in February. Way to go, Anneli!

MIDDLE SCHOOL
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SECOND QUARTER HONOR ROLL

6th Grade: Highest Honors: Camille Earl, Jacob Hart, Lawson Rees. Honors: Camryn Acosta, Annie Boeh, Clara Christy-Baxter, Sophia DeOre, Sawyer Farroni, Kylan Galloway, Lacey Higgins, Moya Hudson, Parker Koza, Luke Leimer, Sophia Musemeche, Issy Wisner, Zeke Zein-Eldin.

7th Grade: Highest Honors: Evelyn Gault, Molly Lyons, Zoe McClure. Honors: Mada Berry, Wyatt Culling, Charli Dean, Chloe Jolin, Vann Lathem, Connor O’Donohoe, Carlie Rekoff, Chloe Stein, Ella Sullivan.

8th GradeHighest Honors: Austin Gabriel, Nicolo Garofalo, Anna Lyons, Alen Skormin. Honors: Bella Alvarado, Ethan Caesar, Katie Collins, Emily Cook, Shaifer Goalen, Sasha Jaworski, Jacob LaForte, Kari Nance, Asia Suayan, Colin Thomas, Hideaki Yamamoto.

 

ATHLETICS
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BASKETBALL

Come cheer on the chargers for our last home Basketball game of the season! The Trinity Chargers will take on the Arcadia Lions on Thursday, January 17th in the MAC. Girls play at 4 p.m. and Boys A team plays at 5 p.m. Go Chargers!

S.P.A.R.Q. TRAINING

Coach Johnson is 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: $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

 

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS 

4th – Rachel Brown, Assistant Director of Beginning School

10th – Rosa Mora, Clean Team

16th – Angel Odem, Beginning School Extended Day

16th – Marta Lopez, Clean Team

21st – Janice Brown, 5th Grade Teacher

27th – Liz Allain, 1st Grade Teacher

 

TRINITY TRIVIA

Who opened the first bakery in Texas?

LAST WEEK: The first international beauty contest was held in Galveston and was called the PAGEANT OF PULCHRITUDE! (grab your dictionary) This event attracted participants from England, Russia, Turkey, Brazil, and many other nations until its demise in 1932.

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“Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” – Isaiah 60:1 

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Monday Message 1/7

Dear Friends and Families of Trinity,

Welcome back from the Holidays! I hope your time with family and friends was blessed and refreshing.

As we begin the new calendar year, it is a good time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future.

May God make your year a happy one!

Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain,

But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;

Not by making your path easy,

But by making you sturdy to travel any path;

Not by taking hardships from you,

But by taking fear from your heart;

Not by granting you unbroken sunshine,

But by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows;

Not by making your life always pleasant,

But by showing you when people and their causes need you most,

and by making you anxious to be there to help.

God’s love, peace, hope and joy to you for the year ahead.

In the process of our ongoing preparation and planning for the future of Trinity, we are continually looking for ways to advance the mission of our community while preserving the elements you value.  Your opinion and perspective are important to us. Therefore I ask you to participate in our annual survey.  This survey is designed to help inform the Board of Trustees and the administrative team of our current school climate as we continue to build a positive parent/school relationship.

 

To begin the 3-5 minute survey, please click on the link below:

http://bit.ly/TES_18-19-annual-survey

Your time is greatly appreciated.

 

Mark Ravelli / Head of School

 

 

Trinity Episcopal School

720 Tremont Street Galveston, TX 77550

409.765.9391 https://tesgalv.org

Week At A Glance 1/4/19

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

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NEWS YOU CAN USE
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Re-enrollment for 2019-2020 kicks 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

BOX TOP TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The Box Top clips are now going towards the Spring classroom competitions. Here are a couple of tips to help make submitting clipped Box Tops easier.  

  • Clip your Box Tops neatly; perfect isn’t necessary, just neat.
  • Ensure your Box Tops have a visible, valid expiration date and product code. 
  • Put your Box Tops in a paper envelope labeled with your teacher’s name. To eliminate plastic waste we are trying to not use baggies. 
  • Send your Box Tops to school monthly. We will collect them on Spirit Day, the first Friday of the month. 

Thanks for the teamwork! – Box Top Committee, Kristin O’Rourke & LaDale Rein

  

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! – Theresa Pistone

SUPPORT TRINITY EVERY TIME YOU SHOP ON AMAZON

 CLICK HERE to shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate to Trinity! Support us every time you shop!

ANNUAL FUND

Click HERE to donate to the Annual Fund through Paypal. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST RECENTLY UPDATED MASTER CALENDAR

JANUARY 7th-11th
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MONDAY the 7th
Welcome Back!

 

 

TUESDAY the 8th

Chapel Dress – Green Shirt

 

WEDNESDAY the 9th

Choir Practice 3:00-4:15

THURSDAY the 10th

Love Your Teacher Lunch Day

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

 

FRIDAY the 11th

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

 

WEEKEND:

Enjoy!

SCHOOL PICTURES on JAN 31st 

JANUARY HOLIDAYS 

January 21st – No School

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

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LOWER SCHOOL
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Welcome Back! We missed you!

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL
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LOVE YOUR TEACHER LUNCH SIGN UP

Please volunteer for Middle School Lunch coverage – we need to fill in a few upcoming dates – particularly January 10th! Click HERE to sign up. Thank You.

 

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: 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

 

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS 

4th – Rachel Brown, Assistant Director of Beginning School

10th – Rosa, Custodian

16th – Angel Odem, Beginning School Extended Day

16th – Marta, Custodian

21st – Janice Brown, 5th Grade Teacher

27th – Liz Allain, 1st Grade Teacher

 

TRINITY TRIVIA

As mentioned before, Galveston is home to many “firsts” including the first international beauty contest! Can you guess what the name of the competition was?

LAST WEEK: Galveston was founded in 1836 by Matthew Sabo and served as the capital of the Republic of Texas.

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“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.” – I Chronicles 16:34 

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Monday Message 12/17

Dear Trinity Families and Friends,

 

Beginning in December, our school Chapel services guided students, staff, and families to anticipate the Christmas holiday by including the themes of preparation and reflection.  Near the beginning of each Tuesday and Thursday Chapel (in the season called Advent), a student came forward to light a candle on the Advent Wreath, and the congregation sang “Light One Candle” by Natalie Sleeth.  Candles are lit in increasing numbers with each week, so they serve as a way to mark the passing of time as the holiday grows nearer.  As always, parents, grandparents, and Trinity Church friends are welcome and encouraged to attend Chapel.  The School worship schedule is posted on the school website under the School Life Tab.

 

School dismisses for Christmas Break at Noon on Thursday, December 20, the same day as the Beginning School traditional holiday Musicale (9:00 AM) and the K-8 combined Festival of Lessons and Carols (10:30 AM).  Both of these events will be held in the historic sanctuary of Trinity Episcopal Church.

 

The student choir under the direction of Laura Hyatt represents Trinity and brings holiday cheer to our great city, including local banks, Saengerfest, the Galvez Tree Lighting ceremony, the local Rotary, and the Meridian Retirement community. I thank them for representing Trinity and giving their time to our community to brighten up others.

On behalf of the Trinity Episcopal School community, I wish you all a blessed and joyous holiday season! We will return to school on Monday, January 7th, 2019.

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 12/14/18

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

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NEWS YOU CAN USE
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“For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” -Isaiah 9:6

 

LESSONS & CAROLS HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE

Thursday, December 20th from 10:30-11:30 am in the Trinity Chapel

Please plan to join us for the annual presentation of Trinity Episcopal School’s Lessons and Carols. Plan to arrive early for the best parking and seating options. This performance traditionally packs the house with standing room only. For this reason, if you plan to arrive early and save seats, someone must remain with the seats you are saving at all times. Un-manned seats are considered open even if there is a scarf or purse in the seat unless at least one person is sitting with the scarf or purse. EXCEPTION: Spring Event VIP Package Winners will have special reserved seating marked. Want to save seats without having to sit there to save them? Bid on the VIP Package at this year’s Spring Event. 🙂 Thank you for helping to make the seating opportunities as fair and equitable as possible.

BOX TOP TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Keep earning the Box Tops during the holidays! The Box Top clips are now going towards the Spring classroom competitions. Here are a couple of tips to help make submitting clipped Box Tops easier.  

  • Clip your Box Tops neatly; perfect isn’t necessary, just neat.
  • Ensure your Box Tops have a visible, valid expiration date and product code. 
  • Put your Box Tops in a paper envelope labeled with your teacher’s name. To eliminate plastic waste we are trying to not use baggies. 
  • Send your Box Tops to school monthly. We will collect them on Spirit Day, the first Friday of the month. 

Thanks for the teamwork! – Box Top Committee, Kristin O’Rourke & LaDale Rein

  

YEARBOOK SALES – OFFICIAL OPENING!!!

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! – Theresa Pistone

FACULTY & STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON

On Thursday, December 13th, our faculty and staff enjoyed a wonderful Appreciation Luncheon with food provided by Hospitality Health ER. There was a delicious combination of soup, salad, and sandwiches. Thank you to the Hospitality Health ER for the food, and to our Love Your Teacher Lunch Volunteers for making it possible for our teachers to attend!

SUPPORT TRINITY WHILE YOU SHOP ON AMAZON

Do you shop for Holiday gifts through Amazon?! CLICK HERE to shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate to Trinity! Support us every time you shop!

ANNUAL FUND

Click HERE to donate to the Annual Fund through Paypal. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST RECENTLY UPDATED MASTER CALENDAR

DECEMBER 10th-14th
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MONDAY the 17th
Bring Friday Folders to School

 

 

TUESDAY the 18th

Beginning & Lower School: PAJAMA DAY – please wear appropriate pajamas, must wear tennis shoes 

 

WEDNESDAY the 19th

Choir Practice 3:00-4:15

THURSDAY the 20th

9:00-9:15 am Beginning School Musicale in the Trinity Chapel

10:30-11:30ish am Lessons & Carols in the Trinity Chapel

NOON DISMISSAL – no extended day care

 

FRIDAY the 21st

NO SCHOOL – Christmas Holidays

 

WEEKEND:

Enjoy!

DECEMBER HOLIDAYS 

Thursday, December 20th: Noon Dismissal

December 21st-January 6th: Christmas Holidays

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Please join us on Thursday, December 20th in the Trinity Chapel from 9:00-9:15 am for our Beginning School Christmas Musicale! Students should arrive to school dressed in their “Sunday Best.” Please keep in mind that our program is only 15 minutes long, and we will start promptly at 9:00 am. Students do not need their backpacks or water bottles.

Beginning Schools Christmas Party will be in Eaton Hall directly following the Musicale performance. Please plan to join us.

LOWER SCHOOL
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Tuesday, December 18th is PAJAMA DAY! Please wear appropriate pajamas with tennis shoes.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL
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Middle School exams start on December 17th.

 

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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

 

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS 

9th – Elizabeth Brown, Advancement & Admission Assistant

11th – Randy Woods, Grandparent Volunteer

 

 

TRINITY TRIVIA

When was Galveston founded?

LAST WEEK: Here are some of the firsts in Texas that happened on Galveston Island: First Opera House, First Bakery, First Medical College and First Nursing School, First Post Office, First Orphanage, the First Telephone, First Gas Lights, First Electric Lights, First Parochial School, and the First Naval Base!!

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Monday Message 12/10

Dear Families and Friends of Trinity,

 

On my drive into work, I see the huge cruise ships in port, and I often wonder about the people that work on the colossal vessels. The ratio on some of these ships is one employee to two passengers. Interesting to note, many employees cannot leave the ship when in port and are on these floating cities for up to five months. When I went to Haiti to work with a sister school of mine, I met an inspiring young man named Dudley Jean, who worked on one of these cruise ships. Dudley was an impressive young man. He and I talked for hours, and he shared that his family never recovered after the 2010 earthquake; they lived on the streets for three months and just learned to survive.

 

Dudley works on cruise ships to ensure that there is food for his family. I asked him, “What can we do to help our brothers and sisters in Haiti?” and he replied, “You are doing it; just being present in Haiti and having this conversation is helpful.” I continued our conversation by asking Dudley what he thought is wrong with Haiti and why the country is so impoverished.  He snickered and replied that I would not appreciate his answer. In his mind, Haitian people want more, while he believes the bigger problem is the lack of food. He works because food and drink are all a person really needs; nothing else is that important, everything else is a comfort and a want.  Dudley also told me that, to survive in Haiti, you need a network of people. “Without people and nourishment, you have nothing.” Dudley goes on to say that because there is no economy, and work is very difficult to find; people are willing to do almost anything. The word nourishment has taken on a new meaning for me after visiting Haiti and talking to Dudley. When I hear children say, “I am starving,” I reflect on Dudley and the cruise ships.

 

Lastly, I asked Dudley if it was difficult to see all the waste on the cruise ship at the buffets? He chuckled, “They paid for it, so they can eat, if that is what they like to do.” The thing that does bother him is the people that demand food at two o’clock in the morning. He looked at me, eyes as wide as saucers, “I mean who really needs food at two o’clock in the morning; that is when you sleep.” Dudley Jean inspired my soul and enriched my visit to Haiti. His story is a vivid reminder of how abundantly blessed we are. As we continue into the holiday season, may you find time to count your blessings and pray for those in need.

 

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

 

Warmly,

Mark Ravelli / Head of School

 

 

Trinity Episcopal School

720 Tremont Street Galveston, TX 77550

409.765.9391 https://tesgalv.org