Week At A Glance 4/20/18

Trinity Tribute – Tonight: We hope you are making plans to attend our annual Spring Fundraising Event tonight, 7PM at Ashton Villa. Tickets will be sold at the door, $100/person, cocktail attire. Take a look at some of the items that will be up for auction tonight by clicking the link https://tesgalv.org/. Thank you to Ms. Florence Noyes for coordinating the efforts of our students to create these beautiful items. The items are truly priceless. Also thank you to Leah Tovar for taking pictures of all the items and to Nick McIntyre for working diligently to upload the images and descriptions for all to preview. Contact Thomala Walker at twalker@tesgalv.org, if you have questions.

Monday, April 23

Tuesday, April 24

  • Chapel, 8:15AM (Logo Uniform)7th Grade Departs for
  • Texas History Trip to Austin

Wednesday, April 25

  • 7th Grade Returns for Texas History Trip to Austin

Thursday, April 26

  • Chapel, 8:15 AM (Dress Uniform)
  • PTO General Meeting, 5:30PM

Friday, April 27

Important Tidbits

2017-2018 Yearbook: They are going fast! Order your yearbook today for $45. Visit www.balfour.com and select Trinity Episcopal Galveston to order. For campus orders, visit www.tesgalv.org and click the “Order Yearbook” button to print forms. Please send in forms along with cash or checks payable to TES with yearbook in the memo. Consider adding a personal or business Trinity Tribute. Tributes may be created online by you or submit the order form by May 1st. THANK YOU!

May Fete: Our annual celebration will be held Friday, May 4, 11AM on the Garth (22nd Street). Students in PK-4th grade will be performing dances themed, “Don’t Stop Believin’-Song of the 80s”. The honored 5th grade class will be performing the traditional May Pole dance. School dismisses at Noon from the classrooms. There will be no Extended Day nor Stay & Play. Campus will be closed at 12:30PM.

Leslie Otto Flower Memorial: We will also remember Leslie Otto on Friday, May 4 at the start of the day. Each student should bring a handful of flowers or greenery to contribute to their class wreath. Each wreath will be displayed on the Cloister for the May Fete audience to enjoy during the program. -TLW

Teacher Appreciation Week is approaching! We will celebrate this event the week of May 7. We are planning a nice week for our faculty/staff. Thanks to Mr. Ravelli, this will be a school-sponsored event. Help may be needed for preparations; contact Jocelyn Sullivan at jocelyncsullivan@yahoo.com if you are interested. –TLW

The Athletic Banquet will be held on Wednesday, May 2 at 6PM in the MAC. This banquet, a pot-luck meal, will honor our athletes for this year who participated in soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, and cheerleading. If your MS child participated in any of the above-mentioned sports, please save-the-date. Thanks, Anna Hyatt

Art Showcase: The TES Spring Arts Showcase is scheduled for Monday, May 21, 5:30-6:30PM in the MAC. Please drop by to help celebrate the various artistic talents of K-8 Trinity students. The showcase will include displays of studio art created under the direction of TES art teacher Florence Noyes, and musical performances under the direction of TES music teacher, Laura Hyatt. We do request your cooperation in helping us maintain an environment respectful of the students’ hard work and accomplishments.

SUMMER AT TES

Camp Invention: This fun science program is July 9-13 (9AM-3:30PM). The cost is $240. Before and after childcare is available. Camp Invention also offers an installment payment plan. Log on to www.campinvention.org for more details. Send questions to ahyatt@tesgalv.org. I look forward to having a great summer! –Anna Hyatt, Camp Director

Gear Up for Summer! Registration for Trinity Summer Camp@ Beginning School will open soon. Children who are currently in grades PK2-1st will be eligible for this program. Session I will run June 6 – June 29 and Session II will be July 2 – July 27. More information to come. Hope you will join in on the fun. –Rachel Brown, Summer Program Director

VBS this Summer @ TEC
2018 Vacation Bible School! Monday through Friday, 9:00am to Noon, June 4th-8th. Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus. VBS is open to children from age 4 through rising 5thgrade. The $10 registration fee includes daily snacks, sciencey gizmos and games, water day, songs, stories, making new friends and learning the Word of God! Registration now in the church Office! VBS VOLUNTEERS: It takes over 50 volunteers to put on our VBS, so junior and senior high students and adults are encouraged to help out. (Rising 6th graders and up) Get your service hours for next year done! Youth volunteers must also register, but not pay a fee.

Upcoming Events

April 20             Trinity Tribute, 7:00-10:00PM, Ashton Villa
April 21             Texas GLO Adopt-A-Beach, 9:00AM-12:00PM (Rain or Shine!)
April 24-25       7th Grade Texas History Trip – Austin
May 4                Otto Flower Show & May Fête – Noon Dismissal (All Students*)
May 7-May 11  Teacher Appreciation Week
May 16-18        MS Exams
May 21              Beginning School Stepping Up Ceremony, 9AM, Church / Fine Arts Showcase, 5:30-6:30PM, MAC
May 22              K-8 Honors Day-10AM, Church; NJHS Talent Show-1:30PM, MAC
May 23              Green and Gold Games
May 24              Noon Dismissal (All Students*) last Day of School, Alumni Induction Breakfast, End of Year Faculty Meeting1-3PM, Graduation-7 PM
May 25              Parent/Teacher Conferences

Monday Message 4/16/18

Dear Families and Friends of Trinity,

This has been a year of growth, education and dreaming of possibilities at Trinity Episcopal School, and I don’t mean just for our students! Our parent body, staff, and parishioners have seen our Annual Fund participation rate grow to unprecedented levels, with 100% support from key constituencies including our teachers, our administration, all other school employees, the school’s Board of Trustees, and the PTO. Support from school families is not yet unanimous, but it is very strong and is anticipated to grow even stronger. I personally want to thank all the families who have given their time and talent for the Trinity Tribute this Friday, April 20th.

Education has played a huge role in the expansion of the Annual Fund, as people have learned about the benefits of tax-deductible giving to the school. Not only do you save money on your taxes, but your generosity allows the school to support you in return. Every day our students visit the Innovation Lab; we utilize the gym divider for events and I watch the children fill their water bottles from the new fountains. In the classrooms technology is utilized in small group settings and teachers have had numerous opportunities for professional development. We have been able to support families that were affected by Hurricane Harvey and safety and security is well-maintained.

These landmark achievements are entirely due to your support of the Annual Fund; in just one year, by any measure, these are tremendous accomplishments for any school, and especially one of our size! Thanks to everyone who has supported the Annual Fund through outright gifts, sponsorship of events, Building Our Future paver purchases, and designated gifts; because of YOU we are able to celebrate the results detailed above, as well as offer tuition assistance, professional staff development, and cover expenses that are not as exciting to detail, but are critical to delivering on our promise to educate your children, nurture their curiosity and creativity, and to help them grow into good citizens of the world. Looking ahead, we dream of what else the Annual Fund can do with your continued support; the possibilities are numerous and exciting.

The Trinity Tribute Gala is a great opportunity to meet new people within our school community, as well as to participate in the spectacular, entertaining TES Class Projects Auction! Don’t miss this chance to purchase a unique piece of your children’s’ creativity. Additionally, I encourage you to peruse the slideshow of the amazing Silent Auction items donated by families and friends of Trinity, available on our school website beginning Tuesday, the 17th. In the meantime, you can find a link to RSVP to our Gala, celebrating 65 years of academic success, at www.tesgalv.org

Mark Ravelli / Head of School
Trinity Episcopal School
720 Tremont Street Galveston, TX 77550
409.765.9391 https://tesgalv.org

Week At A Glance 4/13/18

Monday, April 16

The Iowa Assessment for grades K-8 begins. Punctuality will be a must due to the disruptiveness late arrivals cause to those already testing. Please remember that students who arrive late will not be allowed to go to class until the test has ended and missing sections of the test will result in incomplete test scores for your child. Students should arrive at school before the morning bell rings at 8:00 AM. Results will be shared with you during parent conferences at the end of May. Thank you for your support.

Tuesday, April 17

  • Chapel, 8:15 AM (Logo Uniform)
  • Iowa Assessment for grades K-8
  • Artist Boat Program, 7th Grade

Wednesday, April 18

  • Iowa Assessment for grades K-8

Thursday, April 19

  • Chapel, 8:15 AM (Dress Uniform)
  • Iowa Assessment for grades K-8

Friday, April 20

  • Iowa Assessment for grades K-8
  • “Trinity Tribute: Celebrating 65 Years of Academic Excellence, 7 PM, Ashton Villa

Important Tidbits

Reminder – Trinity Tribute: Celebrating 65 Years of Academic Excellence”- Friday, April 20: We are hoping to see all TES parents at this event. If you have not already purchased your ticket, it is not too late. Click the link to take advantage of the presale rate at https://tesgalv.org/. Please consider contributing to the Teacher Ticket Fund to underwrite complimentary tickets for all Trinity teachers and staff by Monday, April 16. Contact Thomala Walker at twalker@tesgalv.org, if you have questions.

Last Chance – TES PTO: The PTO nominations for next school year will be closing soon. Please email me at rashidajolivet@gmail.com. We need nominations for most positions, such as Parent Reps, Parent Education and Cultural Enrichment to name a few. Please feel free to nominate yourself if you are interested. Nominations are open to everyone. – Rashida Jolivet, PTO President

2017-2018 Yearbook: They are going fast! Order your yearbook today for $45. Visit www.ballfour.com and select Trinity Episcopal Galveston to order. For campus orders, visit www.tesgalv.org and click the “Order Yearbook” button to print forms. Please send in forms along with cash or checks payable to TES with yearbook in the memo. Consider adding a personal or business Trinity Tribute. Tributes may be created online by you or submit the order form by May 1st. THANK YOU!

May Fete: Our annual celebration will be held Friday, May 4, 11 AM on the Garth (22nd Street). Students in PK-4th grade will be performing dances themed “Don’t Stop Believin’-Song of the 80s”. The honored 5th grade class will be performing the traditional May Pole dance. School dismisses at Noon from the classrooms. There will be no Extended Day or Stay & Play. Campus will be closed at 12:30 PM.

Leslie Otto Flower Memorial: We will also remember Leslie Otto on Friday, May 4 at the start of the day. Each student should bring a handful of flowers or greenery to contribute to their class wreath. Each wreath will be displayed on the Cloister for the May Fete audience to enjoy during the program. -TLW

Art Showcase: The TES Spring Arts Showcase is scheduled for Monday, May 21, 5:30-6:30 PM in the MAC. Please drop by to help celebrate the various artistic talents of K-8 Trinity students. The showcase will include displays of studio art created under the direction of TES art teacher Florence Noyes, and musical performances under the direction of TES music teacher, Laura Hyatt. We do request your cooperation in helping us maintain an environment respectful of the students’ hard work and accomplishments.

SUMMER AT TES

Camp Invention: This fun science program is July 9-13 (9 AM-3:30 PM). The cost is $240. Before and after childcare is available. Camp Invention also offers an installment payment plan. Log on to www.campinvention.org for more details. Send questions to ahyatt@tesgalv.org. I look forward to having a great summer! –Anna Hyatt, Camp Director

Gear Up for Summer! Registration for Trinity Summer Camp@ Beginning School will open soon. Children who are currently in grades PK2-1st will be eligible for this program. Session I will run June 6 – June 29 and Session II will be July 2 – July 27. More information to come. Hope you will join in on the fun. –Rachel Brown, Summer Program Director

VBS this Summer @ TEC
2018 Vacation Bible School! Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to Noon, June 4th-8th. Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus. VBS is open to children from age 4 through rising 5thgrade. The $10 registration fee includes daily snacks, sciencey gizmos and games, water day, songs, stories, making new friends and learning the Word of God! Registration now in the church Office! VBS VOLUNTEERS: It takes over 50 volunteers to put on our VBS, so junior and senior high students and adults are encouraged to help out. (Rising 6th graders and up) Get your service hours for next year done! Youth volunteers must also register, but not pay a fee.

Upcoming Events

April 16-20           IOWA Assessment (K-8)
April 20                Trinity Tribute, 7:00-10:00 PM, Ashton Villa
April 21                Texas GLO Adopt-A-Beach, 9:00AM-12:00 PM
April 24-25          7th Grade Texas History Trip – Austin
April 30-May 4    Teacher Appreciation Week
May 4                   Otto Flower Show & May Fête – Noon Dismissal (All Students*)
May 16-18           MS Exams
May 21                 Beginning School Stepping Up Ceremony, 9 AM, Church / Fine Arts Showcase, 5:30-6:30 PM, MAC
May 22                 K-8 Honors Day-10AM, Church; NJHS Talent Show-1:30 PM, MAC
May 23                 Green and Gold Games
May 24                 Noon Dismissal (All Students*) last Day of School, Alumni Induction Breakfast, End of Year Faculty Meeting 1-3PM, Graduation-7 PM
May 25                 Parent/Teacher Conferences

Monday Message 4/9/18

Dear Trinity Families and Friends,

We are excited to announce the selection of our new school uniform vendor! Ibiley School Uniform Company has 30 years of service and is one of the largest uniform companies in the country. Of all the available options, Ibiley offers our families the smoothest transition to a new vendor. The goal was to find a partner that offers the most items we already require without sacrificing quality, and Ibiley is able to satisfy these needs at a lower cost than Parker. Choosing another vendor would have meant sweeping changes in the uniform policy and would have required parents to purchase an entirely new uniform wardrobe. Ibiley operates out of Miami, FL but unlike other out-of-state vendors, they have an attentive local representative who also worked for Parker and knows us well.

The closing of Parker has allowed us to strengthen our uniform policy and implement our school colors, in order to raise our school profile. The shopping experience will move completely online with free shipping options and lower prices. Our Ibiley online ordering site will be open by June to give families plenty of time to prepare for the coming school year and Ibiley pledges to make the shopping experience efficient for our families. In addition to an online store, they will have a “fitting” day on campus this summer to allow students to try on and sample the new styles. We will have sample styles and all sizes available at the school for year-round fitting needs as well.

To ease the financial burden and lessen the inconvenience of moving to new uniform items, we will “grandfather” the current items in for 2018-2019 and begin phasing items out at the start of the 2019-2020 school year. We are excited about this new partnership and are confident you will be pleased with Ibiley. Please be on the lookout for more information about the transition and the launch of our new online store.

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 4/6/18

Monday, April 9

  • Box Top Collection: Send in your Box Tops Monday. Label your baggy with student’s name/grade/homeroom teacher. Remember that there is a “non-uniform” dress day for the LS & MS class with the highest Box Top collections for the fall semester. Thank you for your support. – Box Top Committee

Tuesday, April 10

  • Chapel, 8:15 AM (Logo Uniform)
  • 6th Grade Brain Day, 10 AM-12 PM

Wednesday, April 11

  • 5th grade play dress rehearsal, 10 AM, MAC (PK2-8th are welcome)

Thursday, April 12

  • Chapel, 8:15 AM (Dress Uniform)
  • 4th grade History trip to San Antonio
  • 5th grade dinner theater

Friday, April 13

  • Coffee and Chat 7:45 in Otto Library
  • 4th grade returns from San Antonio
  • Progress Reports go home

Important Tidbits

“Trinity Tribute: Celebrating 65 Years of Academic Excellence”– Friday, April 20: We are hoping to see all TES parents at this event. Get your sponsorships in by Monday, April 16 to meet the print deadline and ticket reservations as soon as possible. Pre-sale tickets are $75/person. Tickets can be purchased at the door $100/person, cocktail attire. Please consider contributing to the Teacher Ticket Fund to underwrite complimentary tickets for all Trinity teachers and staff by Monday, April 16. Reminder, a planning meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, 8:15 AM, Kelso Library. Contact Thomala Walker at twalker@tesgalv.org, if you have questions.

Spring Testing: The Iowa Assessment for grades K-8 is scheduled for April 16-20. Punctuality will be a must due to the disruptiveness late arrivals cause to those already testing. Students who arrive late will not be allowed to go into class until the test has ended. Missing sections of the test will result in incomplete test scores for your child. Students should arrive at school before the morning bell rings at 8:00 AM. Results will be shared with you during parent conferences at the end of May. – Amy Gaido, Asst. Head of School

TES PTO: The PTO nominations for next school year are open. Please email me at rashidajolivet@gmail.com. We need nominations for most positions, such as Parent Reps, Parent Education and Cultural Enrichment to name a few. Please feel free to nominate yourself if you are interested. More information will follow soon, but please start thinking about someone. Nominations are open to everyone. – Rashida Jolivet, PTO President

SUMMER AT TES

Camp Invention: This fun science program is July 9-13 (9 AM-3:30 PM). The cost is $240. Before and after childcare is available. Camp Invention also offers an installment payment plan. Log on to www.campinvention.org for more details. Send questions to ahyatt@tesgalv.org. I look forward to having a great summer! –Anna Hyatt, Camp Director

Gear Up for Summer! Registration for Trinity Summer Camp@ Beginning School will open soon. Children who are currently in grades PK2-1st will be eligible for this program. Session I will run June 6 – June 29 and Session II will be July 2 – July 27. More information to come. Hope you will join in on the fun. –Rachel Brown, Summer Program Director

Upcoming Events

April 12                Annual 5th Grade Musical
April 12-13          4th Grade Texas History Trip – San Antonio
April 13               Coffee& Chat, 7:45 AM, Leslie Otto Library / Progress reports go home
April 16-20          IOWA Assessment (K-8)
April 20               Trinity Tribute, 7:00-10:00 PM, Ashton Villa
April 21               Texas GLO Adopt-A-Beach, 9:00-11:00 AM
April 24-25         7th Grade Texas History Trip – Austin
April 30-May 4  Teacher Appreciation Week
May 2                  Athletic Banquet
May 4                  Otto Flower Show & May Fête – Noon Dismissal (All Students*)
May 16-18          MS Exams
May 21                Beginning School Stepping Up Ceremony / Fine Arts Showcase, 5:30-6:30 PM, MAC
May 22                K-8 Honors Day-AM; NJHS Talent Show-PM
May 23                Green and Gold Games
May 24                Noon Dismissal (All Students*) last Day of School, Alumni Induction Breakfast, End of Year Faculty Meeting 1-3PM, Graduation-7 PM
May 25                Parent/Teacher Conferences

Week At A Glance 3/30/18

Monday, April 2

  • No School, observing Easter Monday

Tuesday, April 3

  • Chapel, 8:15AM (Logo Uniform)

Wednesday, April 4

  • Grades 1,3,5,7 – CogAt begins
  • 7th Grade Artist Boat kayaking, 10AM-3PM

Thursday, April 5

  • Chapel, 8:15 AM (Dress Uniform)
  • Grades 1,3,5,7 – CogAt continue
  • Opera House for K, 2, 4

Friday, April 6

  • Grades 1,3,5,7 – CogAt wraps up
  • Tall Ships Field Trip, Grades K, 1, 2 and 6-8, 9AM-1PM
  • 4th Grade Annual Play – Little Red Writing Hood, 10:30AM, Lunchroom

Saturday, April 6

  • Grand Kids Festival, 10AM-5PM, visit the TES Hat Making Booth

Important Tidbits

Reminder – Be a Star! The Grand 1894 Opera House invites you to audition for “Treasure Island” to be presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre as part of the upcoming Grand Kids Festival. Auditions will be on Monday, April 2, at 4:30PM on The Grand stage. Auditions are open to students K-12 and nothing is needed but a smile—no cost involved! Hope to see you there!

Spring Testing Dates: The CogAT will be administered on April 4-6 to students in grades 1,3,5,7. The Iowa Assessment, for students K-8th grade, is scheduled for April 16-20. Mark your calendars. – Amy Gaido, Asst. Head of School

“Trinity Tribute: Celebrating 65 Years of Academic Excellence”– Friday, April 20: The 2018 spring fundraising invitations have been mailed. If you have not received an invitation or want extras, please notify the Main Office. We are hoping to see all TES parents at this event. Please consider contributing to the Teacher Ticket Fund to underwrite complimentary tickets for all Trinity teachers and staff by Monday, April 16. Contact Thomala Walker at twalker@tesgalv.org, if you have questions.

TES PTO: The PTO nominations for next school year are open. Please email me at rashidajolivet@gmail.com. We need nominations for most positions, such as Parent Reps, Parent Education and Cultural Enrichment to name a few. Please feel free to nominate yourself if you are interested. More information will follow soon, but please start thinking about someone. Nominations are open to everyone. – Rashida Jolivet, PTO President

SUMMER AT TES

Camp Invention: This fun science program is July 9-13 (9AM-3:30PM). The cost is $240. Before and after childcare is available. Camp Invention also offers an installment payment plan. Log on to www.campinvention.org for more details. Send questions to ahyatt@tesgalv.org. I look forward to having a great summer! –Anna Hyatt, Camp Director

Gear Up for Summer! Registration for Trinity Summer Camp@ Beginning School will open soon. Children who are currently in grades PK2-1st will be eligible for this program. Session I will run June 6 – June 29 and Session II will be July 2 – July 27. More information to come. Hope you will join in on the fun. –Rachel Brown, Summer Program Director

Upcoming Events

April 2                  No School – Easter Monday
April 4-6              CogAt (Grades 1,3,5, and 7)
April 12                Annual 5th Grade Musical
April 12-13          4th Grade Texas History Trip – San Antonio
April 13               Coffee & Chat, 7:45AM, Leslie Otto Library
April 16-20          IOWA Assessment (K-8)
April 20               Trinity Tribute, 7:00-10:00PM, Ashton Villa
April 21               Texas GLO Adopt-A-Beach, 9:00-11:00AM
April 24-25         7th Grade Texas History Trip – Austin
April 30-May 4   Teacher Appreciation Week
May 4                  Otto Flower Show & May Fête – Noon Dismissal (All Students*)
May 16                MS Exams
May 21                Beginning School Stepping Up Ceremony / Fine Arts Showcase, 5:30-6:30PM, MAC
May 22                K-8 Honors Day-AM; NJHS Talent Show-PM
May 23                Green and Gold Games
May 24                Noon Dismissal (All Students*) last Day of School, Alumni Induction Breakfast, End of Year Faculty Meeting / 1-3PM, Graduation-7 PM
May 25               Parent/Teacher Conferences

Monday Message 3/26/18

Dear Trinity Families and Friends,

It is both with sadness and appreciation I am writing to inform you that Mrs. Thomala Walker and Mrs. Amy Gaido have decided not to return to Trinity Episcopal School for the 2018-2019 School year.

Thomala has supported the Trinity community for over two decades in so many ways. She has worn numerous hats, from coordinating parent volunteers to working with Alumni relations, composing our numerous community documents, writing amazing articles for our publications, and most importantly raising record amounts of money for our annual fund to ensure our faculty & staff receive whatever materials needed to support the classrooms and our children. Thomala has truly grown our mission of philanthropy and been instrumental in the admissions of hundreds of students.

Amy has been at Trinity for a dozen years both as a teacher and as an administrator. Mrs. Gaido has been instrumental in the well-being of faculty, staff, parents and students alike. Amy’s energy is amazing, and she will be missed beyond words. Both colleagues have given so much to our community and they will be dearly missed by the administration, the faculty and students.

Moving forward, a plan is in place to ensure a smooth transition for Trinity and our children. The leadership model will consist of our Leadership Team along with the addition of two lead teachers in grades K-2, and 3-5. Donna Cucco will continue to fulfill her role as lead teacher in the middle school. My priority will be to continue to have a safe, collaborative, and supportive school culture.

We wish them the best,

Mark Ravelli / Head of School
Trinity Episcopal School
720 Tremont Street Galveston, TX 77550
409.765.9391 https://tesgalv.org

Week At A Glance 3/23/18

Reminder Easter Holidays: School will be closed on Friday, March 30, and Monday, April 2. These are holidays for Good Friday and Easter Monday, respectively. School will resume on Tuesday, April 3.

Saturday, March 24

  • PTO Campus Clean-Up is HERE!: All Hands on Deck…The PTO Annual Campus Clean-up is tomorrow, 9AM-12PM. We need parents to help complete the projects that will enhance our school. If you are skilled at carpentry, electrical, painting, etc., please contact me at jrgar1@sbcglobal.net to learn about the projects we have planned.
  • Complimentary Tickets: The Grand is offering free tickets to Saturday, March 24 productions of Cirque Eloize, 3 PM and 8 PM. Visit their website at http://www.thegrand.com/ to receive this offer and type the promo code “COMMUNITY” to order tickets online. –Laura Hyatt

Monday, March 26

Tuesday, March 27

  • Chapel, 8:15 AM (Logo Uniform)
  • 4th Grade visit George Ranch
  • Opera House, Grades K, 1,2

Wednesday, March 28

Thursday, March 29

  • Stations of the Cross will be observed in Chapel at 8:15 AM (Dress Uniform). In this Trinity Episcopal School tradition, our 6th Graders display their artistic interpretations of the Stations while 8thGraders present dramatic readings. This solemn service lasts about 60 minutes. As always, parents are welcome to join us for Chapel.
  • Friday folders go home

Friday, March 30

  • No School – Good Friday

Important Tidbits

Be a Star! The Grand 1894 Opera House invites you to audition for “Treasure Island” to be presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre as part of the upcoming Grand Kids Festival. Auditions will be on Monday, April 2, at 4:30 PM on The Grand stage. Auditions are open to students K-12 and nothing is needed but a smile—no cost involved! Hope to see you there!

Spring Testing Dates: The CogAT will be administered on April 4-6 to students in grades 1,3,5,7. The Iowa Assessment, for students K-8th grade, is scheduled for April 16-20. Mark your calendars. – Amy Gaido, Asst. Head of School

“Trinity Tribute: Celebrating 65 Years of Academic Excellence”- Friday, April 20: The 2018 spring fundraising invitations have been mailed. If you have not received an invitation or want extras, please notify the Main Office. We are hoping to see all TES parents at this event. Please consider contributing to the Teacher Ticket Fund to underwrite complimentary tickets for all Trinity teachers and staff by Monday, April 16. Contact Thomala Walker at twalker@tesgalv.org, if you have questions.

Piano News: Thank you all for your outpouring of support and sympathy upon the news of my mother’s passing. Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated. Please mark your calendar…Piano Guild will be held at TES on Tuesday, April 24th, Wednesday, April 25th, and Thursday, April 26th and will be professionally judged by a representative from Lafayette, LA. More details will be coming soon. -Georgeann Strong

TES PTO: The PTO nominations for next school year are open. Please email me at rashidajolivet@gmail.com. We need nominations for most positions, such as Parent Reps, Parent Education and Cultural Enrichment to name a few. Please feel free to nominate yourself if you are interested. More information will follow soon, but please start thinking about someone. Nominations are open to everyone. – Rashida Jolivet, PTO President

SUMMER AT TES

Camp Invention: This fun science program is July 9-13 (9AM-3:30 PM). The cost is $240. Before and after childcare is available. Camp Invention also offers an installment payment plan. Log on to www.campinvention.org for more details. Send questions to ahyatt@tesgalv.org. I look forward to having a great summer! –Anna Hyatt, Camp Director

Gear Up for Summer! Registration for Trinity Summer Camp@ Beginning School will open soon. Children who are currently in grades PK2-1st will be eligible for this program. Session I will run June 6 – June 29 and Session II will be July 2 – July 27. More information to come. Hope you will join in on the fun. –Rachel Brown, Summer Program Director

Upcoming Events

April 2                 No School – Easter Monday
April 4-6              CogAt (Grades 1,3,5, and 7)
April 12               Annual 5th Grade Musical
April 12-13          4th Grade Texas History Trip – San Antonio
April 13               Coffee & Chat, 7:45 AM, Leslie Otto Library
April 16-20         IOWA Assessment (K-8)
April 20               Trinity Tribute, 7:00-10:00 PM, Ashton Villa
April 21               Texas GLO Adopt-A-Beach, 9:00-11:00 AM
April 24-25         7th Grade Texas History Trip – Austin
April 30-May 4  Teacher Appreciation Week
May 4                  Otto Flower Show & May Fête – Noon Dismissal (All Students*)
May 16                MS Exams
May 21                Beginning School Stepping Up Ceremony / Fine Arts Showcase, 5:30-6:30 PM, MAC
May 22                K-8 Honors Day-AM; NJHS Talent Show-PM
May 23                Green and Gold Games
May 24                Noon Dismissal (All Students*) last Day of School, Alumni Induction Breakfast, End of Year Faculty Meeting / 1-3PM, Graduation-7 PM
May 25                Parent/Teacher Conferences

Monday Message 3/19/18

Dear Families and Friends of Trinity,

On Saturday, January 20th we had close to 30 constituents participate in a full day of strategic planning. Key stakeholders representing the Board of Trustees, the TES Leadership Team, and members of the faculty and staff convened at the Rosenberg Library to begin the strategic planning process; Vision 2023! Information from the early January TES survey, focus groups, and individual interviews were compiled and shared along with demographics and data to ensure Trinity Episcopal School has a solid vision for the next five years and into the future. Thank you to all who participated in ensuring David Madison was able to complete his work.

The Board of Trustees has three charges with strategic planning being one of them. The Board of Trustees will spearhead the Strategic Plan and spend the next 30 to 60 days gathering all the information from the report and building TES Vision 2023. That committee’s goal is to have three to four major areas addressed with a plan to better serve our student body, faculty and staff as well as the long-term sustainability of Trinity Episcopal School. On Thursday, April 26th at 5:30 there will be General PTO Meeting in Eaton Hall where I will share the outline of the three to four major areas of focus for our Vision 2023.

*Campus Clean Up: A list of much-needed projects will be posted this Saturday, March 24th 9:00 to Noon.

Feel free to work in teams or alone on a service project. Please bring rakes, brooms, gloves, paint brush and a small bucket for paint. A light breakfast will be served for all volunteers. Community Service Hour forms will be available for middle school students who need them.

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 3/9/18

Spring Break: We will dismiss for Spring Break Friday, March 9. Spring Break is March 12 -16. Classes will resume on Monday, March 19.

Monday, March 19

  • Humane Society Presentation to Grades 3-5, Lunchroom

Tuesday, March 20

  • Chapel, 8:15 AM (Logo Uniform)

Wednesday, March 21

Thursday, March 22

  • Chapel, 8:15 AM (Dress Uniform)
  • Class/Group Pictures ($10/picture. Make check payable to Strawbrige)

Friday, March 23

Important Tidbits

Drop-off time for school is 7:45-8:00 AM. Early drop-off begins at 7:30 AM until 7:45 AM for $2.00 at Moody Hall. For safety purposes, do not drop-off students prior to 7:30 AM. –Amy Gaido, Asst. Head of School

Reminder-Daylight Saving: Spring forward! Saturday, March 10, before you hit the sack set your clock forward an hour. Daylight saving time begins on Sunday, March 11.

Re-enrollment: All completed contracts that were submitted with payments as of 3/1/18 have been processed and those spaces are confirmed for 2018-2019 school year. There are a few contracts still pending because payment and/or Extended Day forms have not been received. Enrollment confirmation emails have been sent out. If your family did not receive an email but you believe your child’s re-enrollment is complete, please email the Admissions Office at admissions@tesgalv.org. Thank you. – TLW

Security Reminder: Be reminded that we are in the center of town and there are many pedestrians that are not Trinity constituents. Please remember to hide or take your purse with you when running in to pick up your children. –Mark Ravelli, Head of School

Safeguarding: This class is for parents who would like to volunteer or be frequent visitors during the school day. Parents must complete the Safeguarding God’s Children certification course. A session has been scheduled for Thursday, March 22, 4:45 PM, Kelso Library. If you are interested, email Kelli Acosta at kacosta@tesgalv.org to get registered.

Stations of the Cross: Our Annual Easter Celebration chapel service will be on Thursday, March 29. Our 6th Graders will display their artistic interpretations of the Stations while 8th Graders present the dramatic readings.

Easter Holidays: School will be closed on Friday, March 30, and Monday, April 2. These are holidays for Good Friday and Easter Monday, respectively. School will resume on Tuesday, April 3.

Spring Testing Dates: The CogAT will be administered on April 4-6 to students in grades 1,3,5,7. The Iowa Assessment, for students K-8th grade, is scheduled for April 16-20. Mark your calendars. – Amy Gaido, Asst. Head of School

Summer @ TES

Camp Invention: This fun science program is July 9-13 (9 AM-3:30 PM). The cost is $240. Before and after childcare is available. Camp Invention also offers an installment payment plan. Log on to www.campinvention.org for more details. Send questions to ahyatt@tesgalv.org. I look forward to having a great summer! –Anna Hyatt, Camp Director

Gear Up for Summer! Registration for Trinity Summer Camp@ Beginning School will open soon. Children who are currently in grades PK2-1st will be eligible for this program. Session I will run June 6 – June 29 and Session II will be July 2 – July 27. More information to come. Hope you will join in on the fun. –Rachel Brown, Summer Program Director

Upcoming Events

March 30    No School – Good Friday
April 2          No School – Easter Monday
April 4-6      CogAt (Grades 1,3,5, and 7)
April 12-13  4th Grade Texas History Trip – San Antonio
April 12       Annual 5th Grade Musical
April 13       Coffee & Chat, 7:45AM, Leslie Otto Library
April 16-20  IOWA Assessment (K-8)
April 20       Trinity Tribute, 7:00-10:00PM, Ashton Villa
April 21       Texas GLO Adopt-A-Beach, 9:00-11:00AM
April 24       7th Grade Texas History Trip – Austin
May 4          Otto Flower Show & May Fête – Noon Dismissal (All Students*)
May 21        Fine Arts Showcase, 5:30-6:30PM, MAC
May 22        K-8 Honors Day-AM; NJHS Talent Show-PM
May 23        Green and Gold Games
May 24        Noon Dismissal (All Students*) last Day of School, Alumni Induction Breakfast, End of Year Faculty Meeting 1-3 PM, Graduation-7 PM
May 25        Parent/Teacher Conferences