Monday Message 10/22

Dear Families and Friends of Trinity,

October is National Bullying Month, and we at Trinity have a zero tolerance when it comes to bullying (page 42 TES Handbook). What can parents and schools do to ensure bullying is not happening in our school? The first way is to communicate and stay educated on trends and reoccurring themes. Together we must watch for the signs on how to distinguish personality conflicts between children vs. bullying. To begin the dialogue, here are Seven Bullying Myths and some of the facts.

Myth #1 You will know when your child is being bullied. Just because your child does not share with you does not mean it is not happening. Have a dialogue with your child and ask questions, talk to the teacher first and then share your apprehensions with the administration. More times than not your child needs to find their voice. Give him/her tools to work with: like refusing to provide the bully with an audience. Often if the bully is not getting a response from their target, they will go elsewhere. Please keep in mind that there is more to solving the problem than equipping the victim, we must also help the bully get to the root of his/her issue. Communicating the problem with teachers and administration is an important step in this process.

Myth #2 Bullying always includes physical aggression. Bullies are looking to have power over another individual. At times the power they seek is not displayed with physical aggression but instead manifests as name-calling or exclusion, teasing and the use of threatening language. Bullying can also be done through texting or on social media. Is it bullying when a child is excluded from a game? Yes, social exclusion can be considered bullying if a particular person or clique continuously exclude your child. It is important that teachers are aware of these situations so dialogue and intervention can take place within that classroom setting.

Myth #3 The bully is always bigger. Physical size is not a significant factor in whether or not a child is a bully. Bullying often stems from a need for self-actualization. A bully will pick on someone he/she perceives as weaker, frequently seeking a victim that lacks confidence and does not know how to use their voice. We adults must teach our children to stand up to bullies by using their voice, starting with the victim telling the bully to stop. If the victim initially lacks the confidence to speak up directly to the bully, he/she needs to tell a trusted adult.

Myth #4 There is one clear way to solve the problem. Turn your back is the clearest and easiest way, but often it doesn’t solve the problem. Fighting back is an alternative; however, Trinity does not condone fighting, and with school violence on the rise this is not a wise choice. Telling an adult and discussing possible solutions is the beginning of solving the problem. We need to ensure our children have a safe place to share their angst no matter how big or small.  We must give our children a voice, and a forum like our Middle School Advisories or simply the opportunity to talk to their teacher is a good place to start.

Myth #5 If your child is a victim, call the bully’s parents.  Unfortunately, emotions can overcome the logic in parent-to-parent meetings. We at Trinity are committed to our anti-bullying policy. If the bullying is happening on campus, please allow us to mediate, and together we will figure out the steps to move forward. If a bully is not able to extinguish the behavior, he/she will be expelled.

Myth #6 Boys are more likely to be bullied or be the bully. Girls can bully by creating a hostile environment for their victims. If your daughter is sad, moody, or is reluctant to go to school, please talk to her about bullying. Mean-girl bullying is just as damaging as physical aggression, and if you do not see the clues or your child does not feel comfortable to open the dialogue, it can be an awful experience. Every child must have a voice and feel included at Trinity. Sometimes an adult is the bully; coaches, teachers, and neighbors have been bullies in my life. To solve the problem, the offending adult was confronted.

Myth #7 It is not my child doing the bullying. Parents are their kids’ best defender. But sometimes we dismiss our own child’s reports about being bullied or refuse to consider that our own child is the bully. Parents must take an active role in addressing their child’s aggression, including bullying siblings. We must listen to our child. Sometimes we contribute to the problem by frequently telling our child to “stop tattling/whining.” We can unintentionally shut down their voice about a significant issue they may be facing. Your child’s safety is our number one concern, and together we will continue to keep our children safe and healthy.

 

Sincerely,

Mark Ravelli, Head of School

 

Trinity Episcopal School

720 Tremont Street, Galveston, TX 77550

409.765.9391 https://TESgalv.org

Week At A Glance 10/19/18

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LITERACY NIGHT with KENDRA SCOTT

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd

Kendra Scott

Join us to shop the Book Fair and Kendra Scott pop-up shop, meet children’s book celebrities, Nana & Oliver, explore our new Journeys curriculum, and more! Bring your Holiday Gift List and check off those gifts! Flyer Attached.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

OCTOBER 21st-26th

Book Fair Opens in 16 days

 

The book fair will be open Sunday, October 21st – Friday, October 26th in Eaton Hall.  Scholastic’s theme this year is “Enchanted Forest”.  We have many fun activities planned during our book fair week and look forward to an excitement filled event! ONLINE SHOPPING is open beginning October 13th! Visit http://bit.ly/TrinityBookFair2018 for the shopping link. Please join us in sharing the magic of reading with your child!

BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! Please sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094bafaa229-scholastic

GET YOUR PINK ON! – Friday, October 26th

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Bishop Cilley Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society will once again sponsor a PINK OUT on Friday, October 26. Students, staff and families are invited to wear pink or any appropriate breast cancer awareness t-shirt with blue jeans. A Funston shirt is perfect!

Donations will be collected all week in the classrooms. All money collected will be sent to our local D’Feet Breast Cancer Organization.

At 2:15 pm, we will gather by the MAC and walk around the block to bring an awareness to our community as we join in Walking for the Cure. Won’t you join us? 

GAMING TOURNAMENT – OCT 26th 6:00-8:00 pm

Next Friday, October 26th, from 6:00-8:00 pm, we will have a Gaming Tournament for TES students and families who play the video game: MADDEN ’19.

Cost for entry is $15.00. Enough equipment for the tournament to take place must be volunteered by participants: consoles/controllers/games.

There will be no cost reduction for volunteering equipment. The only way these tourneys can continue to take place is if participants are willing to volunteer their equipment for tournament usage.  The equipment goes back home with you at the end of the tourney.

Direct any questions to Coach Johnson at JJohnson@TESGalv.org

RED RIBBON WEEK – OCT 29th-NOV 2nd

Mark your calendars! Red Ribbon Week will be October 29th-November 2nd this year! Check your Friday Folder for an explanation of each day’s theme and how you can participate.

ALL SAINTS SERVICE – NOVEMBER 1st

During the All Saints Service on November 1st, names of loved ones who have passed this past year will be read during the service. Please send names of family, friends, or relatives to your child’s teacher no later than October 26th. Thank you.

FALL CARNIVAL on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9th from 12:00-3:00 pm!

It is time to order for the TES Fall Carnival! Entrance to the fall carnival will be via wristband ($20/each), the wristband will allow access to all booths and inflatables. (No tickets) You must purchase an additional wristband ($5) for access to the rock wall and game room.  The 8th graders will be selling food as a fundraiser for their annual trip to Boston.  BBQ sandwiches and baked potatoes may be purchased in advance and additional carnival type food will be available for purchase during the carnival. The order form for wristbands and BBQ is attached and will be sent home in the Friday folders.  All wristbands MUST be purchased in advance.  Deadline for all orders is Friday, November 2, 2018. A Sponsorship form is also attached.

BBQ Tickets and wristbands will be sent home the day of the carnival. Please direct any questions to Randy Garcia or Lindsay Sonstein.

OCTOBER 22nd-26th
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MONDAY the 22nd
MAGIC MONDAY: Dress like your favorite Book Character!

Bring Friday Folders to School

Book Fair is open 8:00 am-3:00 pm

TUESDAY the 23rd

Chapel Dress – Green Shirt

Book Fair is open 8:00 am-3:00 pm

Literacy Night/Kendra Scott Pop-up 5:00-7:30 pm

WEDNESDAY the 24th
Choir Practice 3:00-4:15

Book Fair is open 8:00 am-3:00 pm

THURSDAY the 25th
Chapel Dress – Jumpers/Plaid Skirt, Oxford Shirts, Boy’s Tie

Book Fair is open 8:00 am-3:00 pm

Tae Kwon Do 3:15-4:00 (if you signed up)

FRIDAY the 26th

PINK OUT DAY!: wear pink shirts with blue jeans

Book Fair closes at Noon

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

Gaming Tournament  – 6:00-8:00 pm

 

WEEKEND:

Enjoy!

 

BEGINNING SCHOOL
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Pumpkin Day: Friday, October 26th, we will have a fun day of Halloween activities.

LOWER SCHOOL
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Morning Drop-Off News:

For the safety of all involved in carpool, when dropping your child off, please enter the carpool line from 22nd street, and do not try to cut in line at either corner.

LOVE YOUR TEACHER LUNCH SIGN UP

Please volunteer for Lower School Lunch coverage – we need to fill in some upcoming dates! 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 need to fill in some upcoming dates! 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!

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

Session Dates: Oct. 26th/Nov. 2/Nov. 9/Nov 16

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

 

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS 

2nd – Lisa Higgins, MS History

11th – Aimee McBride, PK4 Aide

21st – Kelli Acosta, MS Science

 

TRINITY TRIVIA

Do you know the name of the first city in Texas to have a telephone installed? 

LAST WEEK: GALVESTON was the first city in Texas to have light! This amazing city was the first to have gas light (1856), and later the first city to have electric lights (1883)

ANNUAL FUND

Click HERE to donate to the Annual Fund through Paypal. 

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Monday Message 10/15

Dear Families and Friends of Trinity,

Trinity Episcopal School is known for its academic excellence and in that breath, “To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”- Victor Hugo.

Our focus is to build a community of readers and next Tuesday, October 23rd is our Literacy Evening. That evening is for parents and students to navigate through the school visiting workshops on Literacy and modeling how important reading is. Your attendance will send a powerful message to your young ones.  Along with visiting our Book Fair some of the discussions and workshops will center around our Reading Curriculum. Sessions will cater to lower school and middle curriculum, along with read-aloud sessions with some of our canine friends that frequent Trinity.

Decoding and fluency remain the most important skills for your emerging reader. Decoding is the ability to become more adept at using patterns to decode words and deciphering the separate sounds in words. Fluency is, quite simply, the ability to read quickly and accurately, something that many second graders begin to do by the end of the school year. In the decoding department, second graders should be able to easily distinguish between the short and long vowels when reading common one-syllable words. A solid grounding in phonics and vocabulary happen daily, but teachers also include many higher order reading skills such as compare and contrast, predicting, making inferences and drawing conclusions. Author’s purpose, poetry, various genres, spelling, and grammar are also important aspects of our English Language Arts Reading Block. As a parent, it is vital to promote reading and learning as a worthwhile activity.

The Book Fair will be on campus during school hours all next week (October 22-26) and open from 5:00 to 7:30 next Tuesday evening (October 23) where you will have an opportunity to purchase books that expand your child’s interests. Remember, reading builds character through themes and plots. I always keep a book on hand for those down times.

There is no substitute for books in the life of a child- May Ellen Chase

Warmly,

Mark Ravelli / Head of School

Trinity Episcopal School

720 Tremont Street Galveston, TX 77550

409.765.9391 https://tesgalv.org

Week At A Glance – 10/12/18

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LITERACY NIGHT with KENDRA SCOTT

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd

Kendra Scott

Mark your calendars! This month we are hosting a wonderful event you won’t want to miss! Join us to shop the Book Fair and Kendra Scott pop-up shop, meet children’s book celebrities, Nana & Oliver, explore our new Journeys curriculum, and more! Bring your Holiday Gift List and check off those gifts! Flyer Attached.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

OCTOBER 18th-26th

Book Fair Opens in 16 days

 

Mark your calendar for the Scholastic Book Fair! The book fair will be open Sunday, October 21st – Friday, October 26th in Eaton Hall.  Scholastic’s theme this year is “Enchanted Forest”.  We have many fun activities planned during our book fair week and look forward to an excitement filled event! ONLINE SHOPPING is open beginning October 13th! Visit http://bit.ly/TrinityBookFair2018 for the shopping link. Please join us in sharing the magic of reading with your child!

BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! Please sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094bafaa229-scholastic

BOX TOPS: SPREAD THE WORD!

Please give flyers to your neighbors, family, and friends. The flyer will show how your other communities can easily support our school by helping collect Box Tops! Big thanks to Heather Peterek (Towne’s mom, 1st grade) for the designing the attached flyer. – Kristin O’Rourke, Box Top Coordinator txkns17@aol.com

FALL CARNIVAL

Fall Carnival will be held Friday, November 9th from 12:00-3:00 pm. A Sponsorship Form is attached.

OCTOBER 15th-19th
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MONDAY the 15th
Bring Friday Folders to School

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

Tae Kwon Do 3:15-4:00 (if you signed up)

FRIDAY the 19th

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

 

WEEKEND:

Enjoy!

 

BEGINNING SCHOOL
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The Fire Department is coming to visit the Beginning School on Tuesday, October 16th.

LOWER SCHOOL
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Morning Drop-Off News:

When dropping your child off, please have your child’s shoes on, and breakfast finished before driving under the carport. This will greatly expedite the line.

Important: please have your child stay in your vehicle until exiting under the carport if you are in the carpool line. If you would like to have your child walk in the glass doors on Tremont, you must park your car and walk with your child to the glass doors.

Thank you for your cooperation! – Stephanie Frye, Director of Student Life

ATHLETICS
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Volleyball Team

VOLLEYBALL

The Trinity Chargers Volleyball team took 2nd place at the O’Connell High School Tournament this past weekend. WAY TO GO CHARGERS! And thank you to Mrs. Higgins for a job well done!

 

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!

COST:  $10 per session. Please make payment to TES and reference SPARQ Training.

Remaining Session Dates: Oct. 19th

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

 

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS 

2nd – Lisa Higgins, MS History

11th – Aimee McBride, PK4 Aide

21st – Kelli Acosta, MS Science

 

TRINITY TRIVIA

Do you know the name of the first city in Texas to have light? This amazing city was the first to have gas light (1856), and later the first city to have electric lights (1883).

LAST WEEK: The first Trinity school opened its doors in 1845. The current school opened in 1952!

 

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Monday Message 10/8

Dear Families and Friends of Trinity,

At our General PTO fall meeting, Dr. Beth Auslander; Ph.D. and Professor/Psychologist at UTMB Department of Pediatrics, led our parents in a discussion about helping your child succeed and SEL (Social Emotional Learning). Dr. Auslander is a Mental Health Director at the Teen Health Center and mother of Vincent Barber in Grade 5. She shared that SEL is the process by which children and adults learn to understand and manage emotions, demonstrate care and concern for others, and develop positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.  She then shared the Trinity mission statement which is to nurture and educate children in a God-centered environment, filling hearts and minds with a passion for learning, a strong moral foundation, a commitment to social responsibility, and respect for all people. Dr. Auslander was pleased to share that this is happening daily at Trinity. The discussion centered around how we, as a community, can work together to help our children become their best selves. The big question being, “How we can help our children behave ethically?” She shared how my opening statements at our Back to School Orientation resonated with her; and how we want our children to be real and responsible, so we can help our children rise.

To facilitate the development of social and emotional learning in ourselves and our children, Dr. Auslander encouraged us first to embrace a growth mindset.  Based on research by Stanford University psychologist, Carol Dweck, Ph.D., a growth mindset is the belief that abilities, including intellectual, social, and emotional, can be developed.  According to Dweck, we can encourage a growth mindset by teaching our children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, and enjoy effort as they continue learning. Dweck describes children with this skillset: “Children who have the Grit to navigate others.”  Dweck would further say that this the best gift a parent can give their child.

In recent years, the characteristics of grit and resilience have received much attention in popular and scientific communities. It has been found that embodying these traits can profoundly affect how students live purposeful lives—academically, socially and emotionally.

When you consider the “person” you want your child to be when s/he grows up, who is that person?  What does s/he think, feel, or do? I take our school-home partnership very seriously; to that end, Dr. Auslander will be starting a monthly book/video club on Social Emotional Learning with our first topic being:  Embracing a Growth Mindset. Please look for the sign-up sheet for our first meeting on this very important subject at our upcoming Literacy Night, October 23rd from 5:00-7:30.  In the meantime, check out these links on Social Emotional Learning.

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 10/5/18

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A Sense of Belonging

A SENSE OF BELONGING - ANNUAL FUND KICK-OFF!

We are excited to announce the launch of our 2018-2019 Annual Giving campaign, A Sense of Belonging!! A huge thank you to our cheerleaders for their help passing out waters on Monday. Your support in our Annual Fund campaign will impact the immediate imperatives of this school. Your gift will impact the future educational experiences the school can offer such as the implementation of new and innovative programs, ensuring the safety and security of our students and enhancing our facilities. Trinity Episcopal School does not receive financial support from local, state or federal government funds – our teachers and administration rely on your support to meet yearly operating costs.

Want to save stamps? Many of our donors set up a reoccurring monthly donation through Paypal. Use our Paypal link to donate online!.

TAKE A SHINE TO READING!

LITERACY NIGHT with KENDRA SCOTT

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd

Kendra Scott

Mark your calendars! This month we are hosting a wonderful event you won't want to miss! Join us to shop the Book Fair and Kendra Scott pop-up shop, meet children's book celebrities, Nana & Oliver, explore our new Journeys curriculum, and more! Bring your Holiday Gift List and check off those gifts! Flyer Attached.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

OCTOBER 21th-26th

Book Fair Opens in 16 days

 

Mark your calendar for the Scholastic Book Fair! The book fair will be held Sunday, October 21st - Friday, October 26th in Eaton Hall.  Scholastic’s theme this year is “Enchanted Forest”.  We have many fun activities planned during our book fair week and look forward to an excitement filled event! A sign-up link for volunteer shifts will be available in next week’s Week at a Glance. Please join us in sharing the magic of reading with your child!

BOX TOPS: SPREAD THE WORD!

Box Top fliers will be in your student(s) Friday Folder today. Please give some to your neighbors, family, and friends. The flyer will show how your other communities can easily support our school by helping collect Box Tops! Big thanks to Heather Peterek (Towne's mom, 1st grade) for the designing the attached flyer. - Kristin O'Rourke, Box Top Coordinator txkns17@aol.com

COMPLIMENTARY SYMPHONY TICKETS!

Complimentary tickets for students and parents accompanying them are available for the Galveston Symphony Orchestra's Halloween Concert on Sunday, October 14th at 4:00 pm. Reserve your tickets by emailing Alice O'Quinn at aliceoquinn@gmail.com. Tickets are available to be picked up at 3:00 pm on the day of the performance. Ticket requests should be sent by Thursday, October 11th. This is a great opportunity to hear some fabulous spooky music!

  

GRADES 3-8: FIRST EVER TRINITY GAMING TOURNAMENT!

Tonight kicks off the first ever Gaming Tournament! With continued interest, there will be regularly scheduled Gaming Tournaments throughout this year. Students were asked to share their favorite video games, and we will choose the competition games from their answers. Tonight's tournament starts at 6:00 pm. Registration and $10 entry fee was due Thursday at 10:00 am, but you are welcome to come to cheer on the competitors. Tonight's games will be Rocket League & Madden '19.  Pizza provided. Volunteer your game console/controllers for the tournament and the $10 entry fee will be waived. Contact Coach Johnson with questions: JJohnson@tesgalv.org

 

OCTOBER 8th-12th
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MONDAY the 8th
NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day Holiday

TUESDAY the 9th

Chapel Dress – Green Shirt

Bring Friday Folders to School

WEDNESDAY the 10th
Choir Practice 3:00-4:15

THURSDAY the 11th
Chapel Dress – Jumpers/Plaid Skirt, Oxford Shirts, Boy’s Tie

Tae Kwon Do 3:15-4:00 (if you signed up)

FRIDAY the 12th

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

Vision/Hearing Screening (see Lower School blurb for details)

WEEKEND:

TRINITY SUNDAY: October 7th, 10:30-12:00 Trinity Episcopal Church. Our school choir will perform!

 

BEGINNING SCHOOL
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We will attend Rosenberg Library's Story Fair on Thursday, October 11th. Please send your child to school wearing school colors or a Trinity t-shirt.

LOWER SCHOOL
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Morning Drop-Off News:

When dropping your child off, please have your child's shoes on and breakfast finished before driving under the carport. This will greatly expedite the line.

Important: please have your child stay in your vehicle until exiting under the carport if you are in the carpool line. If you would like to have your child walk in the glass doors on Tremont, you must park your car and walk with your child to the glass doors.

Thank you for your cooperation! - Stephanie Frye, Director of Student Life

Friday, October 12th, all NEW students in PK4-8th grade, and all students in the following grades will participate in our vision/hearing screening: PK4, Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th.

MIDDLE SCHOOL
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The following students will participate in the Trinity School Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church this Sunday, October 7th.

Homily: Sasha Jaworski

Readers: Nicolo Garfalo & Kari Nance

Acolytes: Nathan Fiegel, Amber Claunch, Bella Alvarado

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!

COST:  $10 per session. Please make payment to TES and reference SPARQ Training.

Remaining Session Dates: Oct. 12th / Oct. 19th

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

 

 

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS 

2nd – Lisa Higgins, MS History

11th - Aimee McBride, PK4 Aide

21st - Kelli Acosta, MS Science

 

TRINITY TRIVIA

Did you know the school your child attends is the third Trinity School to operate on this campus?! Do you know when the first Trinity School opened its doors?

LAST WEEK: The name of our 2018-2019 Annual Fund Campaign is A SENSE OF BELONGING - Donate today!

 

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Monday Message 10/1

Dear Family and Friends of Trinity,

We are excited to announce the launch of our 2018-2019 Annual Giving campaign, A Sense of Belonging!! Be on the lookout for a mail piece with all the details.

Your support in our Annual Fund campaign will impact the immediate imperatives of this school. Your gift will impact the future educational experiences the school can offer such as the implementation of new and innovative programs, ensuring the safety and security of our students and enhancing our facilities. Trinity Episcopal School does not receive financial support from local, state or federal government funds – our teachers and administration rely on your support to meet yearly operating costs.

Want to save stamps? Many of our donors set up a reoccurring monthly donation through Paypal. Use our Paypal link to donate online!

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 9/28/18

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KINDERGARTEN’S PINK PIG PARADE DAY!

Pink Pig Parade

Our Kindergarten classes celebrated the Letter P with a Pink Pig Parade Day! A plethora of particularly precious pink piggies paraded through their day on Wednesday, September 26th. 

COMPLIMENTARY SYMPHONY TICKETS!

Complimentary tickets for students and parents accompanying them are available for the Galveston Symphony Orchestra’s Halloween Concert on Sunday, October 14th at 4:00 pm. Reserve your tickets by emailing Alice O’Quinn at aliceoquinn@gmail.com. Tickets are available to be picked up at 3:00 pm on the day of the performance. Ticket requests should be sent by Thursday, October 11th. This is a great opportunity to hear some fabulous spooky music!

FALL CARNIVAL!

Fall Carnival will be held Friday, November 9th from 12:00-3:00 pm. A Sponsorship Form is attached.

TAKE A SHINE TO READING!

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR – LITERACY NIGHT with KENDRA SCOTT

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd

Mark your calendars! Next month we are hosting a wonderful event you won’t want to miss! Join us to shop the Book Fair and Kendra Scott pop-up shop, meet children’s book celebrities, Nana & Oliver, explore our new Journeys curriculum, and more! Details to follow in the near future.  

OCTOBER 1st-5th
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MONDAY the 1st
Bring Friday Folders to School

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

Tae Kwon Do 3:15-4:00 (if you signed up)

FRIDAY the 5th
SPIRIT DRESS DAY: Spirit shirt with blue jeans or uniform bottoms

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

Beginning School: Blessing of the Pets 8:15 am

WEEKEND:

TRINITY SUNDAY: October 7th, 10:30-12:00 Trinity Episcopal Church

NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 8th

BEGINNING SCHOOL
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On Friday, October 5th, at 8:15 am, we will celebrate St. Francis of Assisi by honoring our pets. If you have a live pet that you can bring to this celebration, we would love to give it a blessing. This is an outdoor chapel service on the Beginning School Playground. If you bring a live pet, please make sure it is secured by a leash, crate, or box. The service will last about 30 minutes. If you do not have a living creature to bring for a blessing, your child may bring a special stuffed animal. The Blessing of the Pets is a wonderful Episcopalian tradition led by Father Ed.

LOWER SCHOOL
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Remember the uniform grace period ends on October 1st.

MIDDLE SCHOOL
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6th Grade will be at Camp Allen October 3-5th!

Remember the uniform grace period ends on October 1st.

ATHLETICS
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VOLLEYBALL

Catch the Lady Chargers in action this Tuesday, October 2nd, as the face Arcadia at 4:30 pm. Tickets are $3.00 for adults. Trinity students and staff are always free!

S.P.A.R.Q. TRAINING starts SEPTEMBER 28th

For the next 4 Fridays, 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!

COST: $35 per student (included all 4 sessions) – or – $10 per session. Please make payment to TES and reference SPARQ Training.

Session Dates: Sept. 28th / Oct. 5th / Oct. 12th / Oct. 19th

Contact Coach Johnson with questions: jjohnson@tesgalv.org

ADULT VOLLEYBALL

Co-ed “Rec” League begins in October. Registration is due by October 7th. Visit the following links for detailed information: http://bit.ly/VBallpacket and http://bit.ly/VBallFlyer  Contact Coach Johnson with questions: jjohnson@tesgalv.org

 

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS 

2nd – Lisa Higgins, MS History

11th – Aimee McBride, PK4 Aide

21st – Kelli Acosta, MS Science

 

TRINITY TRIVIA

Do you know what the name of our 2018-2019 Annual Fund Campaign is? Watch your mailbox to find out!

LAST WEEK: The oldest tradition still celebrated annually at Trinity is May Fête!

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Monday Message 9/24

Dear Families and Friends of Trinity,

Language is an adult’s most powerful tool, for words do more than deliver content. They also play a huge part in whether children develop self-control, build a sense of belonging, and gain academic and social skills and knowledge. This warm and thought-provoking reflection shows how you as parents can use words, tone, and actions to build a child’s sense of self. Your words and actions can damage or build. Children feel safe, respected, appreciated, and excited about learning. As an educator, I have come to realize that passion can get us into trouble and sometimes hinder us from finding the most meaningful words. Real-life anecdotes and concrete examples guide children to understand, and our modeling for children is what instills life-long lessons.

Good language habits include the use of:

  • language to encourage vs. discourage
  • language to help children envision success
  • open-ended questions that stretch children’s thinking
  • listening and silence skillfully so they actually have to think
  • say what you mean and mean what you say
  • giving brief, concrete instructions (more isn’t always better)
  • asking children what they think?

This was a story I shared with the students last school year during Chapel: The Orange Story, Santa Monica Business Journal – May 1996 By Lee Jay Berman

Once upon a time, there was a mother who had two children. One day, the kids came to the mother fighting. There was one orange left in the house, and they both wanted it–typical of small children. What is a parent to do?

Some parents say that they would take the orange away and send the kids to their rooms for fighting. Most parents say that they would cut the orange in half, giving each child an equal share. Finally, the parents with more experience, anticipating a further argument over which half each child wants, would improvise. By allowing one child to carefully cut the orange in half, and then letting the other child choose the half s/he wants, parents give the incentive to the child who cuts the orange to be as fair as possible, since s/he suffers the loss if the halves are not equal. Seems fair?

Luckily, this particular mother is a mediator. She takes the orange from the crying children and asks them why they want it. When asked, one child expresses the desire to make orange juice. The other is baking muffins and needs to shave the peel into the recipe. The children, with the help of their mother, compromise. By allowing one to make all the juice he or she wants, giving the leftover peel to the other only once every drop of juice has been squeezed out of it, the other gets the entire peel intact. Both are therefore satisfied.  In our society, we are raised to think that when there is a conflict, one person must win and the other must lose. We are not accustomed to working out a win-win solution; it is harder to do. Good use of language requires more effort; however, the outcome is usually worth it.

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 9/21/18

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

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NEWS YOU CAN USE
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BOX TOPS APP – BUY, SCAN, EARN!

Have you downloaded the Box Top BONUS app? You can use it to search for BONUS offers and turn everyday receipts into cash for our school. Some of the bonus items let you earn 100 BOX TOPS! The app is free, quick, and user-friendly. Buy, Scan, Earn! Note: This does not replace cutting out our traditional Box Tops. And it does not count towards classroom competitions. This is simply an easy additional way to earn BONUS Box Tops. https://www.boxtops4educations.com/bonusapp

TAE KWON DO LESSONS

Renowned Martial Arts instructor, Master Ishmael Robles, will be returning to Trinity for after-school classes beginning Thursday, September 20th in the MAC from 3:15-4:00 pm. Cost is $60 for six classes. Please make checks payable to TES. Sign up form here: http://bit.ly/TaeKwonDo-Signup  Contact Coach Johnson for questions: jjohnson@tesgalv.org

TAKE A SHINE TO READING!

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR – LITERACY NIGHT with KENDRA SCOTT

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd

Mark your calendars! Next month we are hosting a wonderful event you won’t want to miss! Join us to shop the Book Fair and Kendra Scott pop-up shop, meet children’s book celebrities, Nana & Oliver, explore our new Journeys curriculum, and more! Details to follow in the near future.  

GO GOLD!! A HUGE SUCCESS!

Thanks to your participation, we have raised $4,000.00 so far! It’s exciting to think that our contributions can help send a child to Camp Periwinkle – a life-changing opportunity for children enduring cancer. If you would like to see more about this camp, visit https://vimeo.com/26225492  And remember, we will be collecting donations throughout the month of September, so there is still time if you haven’t had a chance to donate yet. Click here to see a video by Mrs. Krinock’s 2nd grade class: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1206315061

SEPTEMBER 24th-28th
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MONDAY the 24th
Bring Friday Folders to School

TUESDAY the 25th
Chapel Dress – Green Shirt

WEDNESDAY the 26th
Choir Practice 3:00-4:15

THURSDAY the 27th
Chapel Dress – Jumpers/Plaid Skirt, Oxford Shirts, Boy’s Tie

Tae Kwon Do 3:15-4:00 (if you signed up)

FRIDAY the 28th
Progress Reports Come Home

WEEKEND:
Upcoming: 6th Grade goes to Camp Allen Oct 3-5

BEGINNING SCHOOL
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PK3 & PK4 Field Trip to the Grand Opera House to watch Jigsaw Jones and Case of the Class Clown on Thursday, September 27th. Remember to send your child to school wearing Trinity colors or a spirit shirt.

LOWER SCHOOL
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Keep an eye out for Progress Reports coming home on September 28th.

MIDDLE SCHOOL
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The following students were recently inducted into the ALPHA OMEGA SOCIETY: Bella Alvarado, Amber Claunch, Emily Cook, Katie Collins, Austin Gabriel, Nicolo Garofalo, Shaifer Goalen, Sasha Jaworski, Jacob LaForte, Anna Lyons, and Asia Suayan. These students have attended Trinity from Kindergarten to 8th Grade!!

Progess Reports come home on September 28th.

ATHLETICS
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ADULT VOLLEYBALL

Co-ed “Rec” League begins in October. Registration due by October 7th. Visit the following links for detailed information: http://bit.ly/VBallpacket and http://bit.ly/VBallFlyer  Contact Coach Johnson with questions: jjohnson@tesgalv.org

VOLLEYBALL

The Lady Chargers ae 7-0! Our volleyball games are both away next week, but if you see a volleyball player, give them a high five! Check out the athletics calendar on the website and make sure you catch a home game this season!

 

SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS 

3rd – Sunday Roberts – PK4 aide

8th – Ron Cordero – Head of Maintenance

13th – Joan Newton – 4th grade

16th – Arden Crager – Kinder

18th – Emily Jobe – PK4 teacher

19th – Maria Wheeler – PK3 teacher

 

TRINITY TRIVIA

Do you know what the oldest tradition still celebrated annually at Trinity is called?

LAST WEEK: 100% of our faculty, staff, and trustees contributed to the annual fund last year!!

45% of our parents contributed to the annual fund last year.