Week At A Glance 5/24/18

School Year Ends – Congratulations to students, parents, faculty and staff for another great year. On the horizon for next school year, you can expect another year of TES excellence! – Happy summer!

Reminder-Graduation Tonight: The 2018 TES graduates would like to invite everyone to attend our graduation ceremony tonight, May 24, 7 PM in Trinity Episcopal Church. We would like to have all in attendance to share in our final Trinity experience. We hope that you will come to support the graduating class.

Lots of Thanks: TES Faculty, staff and students would like to thank the TES-PTO for sponsoring the lunch for the Green and Gold Games! The TES-PTO would like to thank the Hart family and Mario’s Seawall for the pizza and the Pyles family and Eatcetera for the lunches for faculty and staff. Finally, a huge thank you to Kelley Starling and Monica Clark who masterminded the ordering, delivery and distribution and all the others on the PTO executive committee who made this possible!

Monday, May 28

  • Campus closed to observe Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 29

  • Inservice for K-5th Teachers

Wednesday, May 30

  • Main Office Hours, 9AM-3PM

Thursday, May 31

  • Main Office Hours, 9AM-3PM

Friday, June 1

  • Main Office Hours, 9AM-3PM

Important Tidbits

Report Cards: Report cards for grades 1-7 will be distributed after graduation. Kindergarten and 8th report cards go home today. Any report cards not picked up at graduation will be left in the Main Office for pick-up starting Friday.

Immunizations: Make sure to provide the school with the most updated immunization records for the 2018-2019 school year before August 22. Thank you. –Main Office

Reminder – Building Our Future – Paving the Way: Celebrate milestones such as graduations, honors, memorials and special events with an engraved paver located at the entrance of the MAC. Each paver is $500.00 for 9 lines of text and 22 characters per line. Proceeds will be used for funding of maintenance and operations of the MAC. Submit orders by July 1. Order forms can on the website at https://tesgalv.org/giving/building-our-future/. Thank you.

Finance Office: All tuition accounts should be current before the close of school. Please note that grades, test scores, records, will not be released in cases where student accounts are delinquent and/or students have overdue or missing library books that have not been cleared.

Outstanding Parent Volunteers: We would like to thank you for an outstanding year once more. As you know, our school would not be able to produce the events and activities without you. Thank you for going above and beyond and managing school projects/events all year. We recognize Jocelyn Sullivan, Catherine Garrison, Stephanie Vasut, Randy Woods, Monica Clark, Sarah Sullivan, Lynsey Ginsberg, Rashida Jolivet and Majka Woods. Happy Summer!

New Campus Service: Debbie Kelemen/4th will step out of the classroom and into the role of an in-house private tutor. Mrs. Kelemen will remain on campus initiating this private tutoring service during regular school hours in the coming school year as a convenience to our students and families. Please contact Debbie Kelemen at 409-256-3048.

REMINDER – SUMMER AT TES: (Get registered!)

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

Camp Charger: Due to staffing shortages and decreased registration numbers, Camp Charger will not be held in its original form this summer. There will be a schedule of clinics and classes offered in July in lieu of the traditional Camp Charger day. – Anna Hyatt, Camp 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 (Tentatively)

August 14      New Faculty (PK-8), 9:00-11:00AM
August 15      Beginning School Faculty
August 16      Opening Faculty Meetings (PK-8) 9:00AM
August 20      Back to School Orientation, 6:00PM
August 21      Grade 8 Leadership
August 22      First Day of School
September 3 Labor Day Holiday – No School
September 7 PTO Luau and Welcome Evening

Monday Message 5/21/18

Dear Trinity Families and Friends,

Our young people at Trinity experience chapel twice a week. Every child will take a turn at being a crucifer, torch bearer, suffrage leader, and reader. All these leadership roles progress naturally to stepping up to the front and to lead in some manner. We know this kind of skill and poise will give invaluable confidence throughout life. That is the secular benefit of chapel. Intangible benefits are the sense of community Preschool through Eighth Graders share in a vision of multicultural and multigenerational affiliation. Each day begins quietly, solemnly, and respectfully. This week our eighth grade will make their final recessional down the center aisle of the church looking out to many classmates who are saying “good bye and good luck.”

Loving one another is the beginning of an outward facing philosophy of life. Words do sink in. Prayers are for ever-widening circles of others—family, friends, neighbors, church, nation, world, the poor, the sick, and those in any kind of trouble. In the words of Saint Francis, we are reminded daily at school, “It is in giving that we receive.” A lifetime habit of philanthropy is part of the learning process of Trinity Episcopal School. Teachers and parents are tirelessly recycling, collecting box tops, walking and brainstorming with students until the students themselves are thinking of ways to complete moral acts and have pleasure in doing so.  This impulse begins in chapel.

Most memorable of all aspects of chapel are the hymns. Singing together has immediate positive physical benefits; it calms, spreads oxygen, elevates the mood. The melody locks in the memory of the words. And the words offer joy, wonder, and consolation… for life. Children of all faiths are welcome to the table, and even choosing not partake holds no stigma. Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Sikh, Muslim, Methodist, Mormon, Roman Catholic, atheist —all have attended Trinity and participated in chapel. Trinity, as a school, is exceptional in offering this daily experience and Trinity students know that they are loved.

Please join us Thursday, evening at 7:00 p.m. as we celebrate through Evensong the Class of 2018; God Bless the Class of 2018.

Go in Peace to know, love and serve the Lord,

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

Monday Message 5/14/18

Dear Trinity Families and Friends,

An educational institution of quality must have in place certain basic and proven constants that provide an infrastructure for achievement and excellence. Trinity’s curriculum, for example, is one that comprehensively incorporates a skill base that is challenging. It is designed in such a way that it will ensure basic skills acquisition both horizontally by grade level and vertically according to ability and motivational levels. Our 8th-grade students leaving Trinity for high school are well prepared. We have many graduates with professions that make them wealthy beyond their dreams. That wealth is not monetary; it is that they are happy, contributing citizens, with integrity and with much joy in their hearts.

Trinity provides a superior education in part because our size enables thoughtful attention to students as individuals. Each Trinity student must have the opportunity to answer questions, to share new ideas, and to practice skills and concepts. Each teacher should have the opportunity to notice the furrowed brow of confusion or the excited gleam of enlightenment.

Education should not be solely about imparting knowledge but also practicing the art of teaching in a way that requires relationships and genuine communication with students. I am proud to work with such talented educators every day and my top priority is to give them the tools they need to be successful in delivering a superb education for our students. We know we are doing great things when so many fellow educators send their children to our school.

Our parents have entrusted TES to help form who their children are today. It is now time for our graduates to take flight and risks based on their formation and the foundation of a Trinity education. In talking to fellow educators on the island it has become apparent that Trinity students are making quite an impact. One Ball High teacher shared, “I know a Trinity student a mile away, when they are taking notes and through their organization and study skills and just how they carry themselves.” Last week Ball High celebrated “Top 50 in Galveston” and of the 13 Seniors honored, 9 were Trinity Episcopal students. Our own Top 50 celebrated are Cadee Salyer and Caden Henderson. Congratulations to all Trinity graduates, past and present, and thank you parents for entrusting us with your children!

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 5/11/18

Top 50 Honors-Updated: Cadee Salyer/5th Grade and Caden Henderson/8th Grade represented Trinity at the Top 50 Academic Excellence Ceremony held at Levin Hall this week. Our students selected Debbie Kelemen and John Wheeler, respectively, as the teacher that was most influential in their academic community. Also, the 13 high school seniors from O’Connell and Ball were recognized, we are proud to learn that 8 of those were past students and graduates of Trinity! Congratulations Kelli Michele Blackwell, Charles Cragar, Barrett Charles Gaertner, John-Austin Gaertner, Emily Marie Metyko, Gabrielle Alyse Prets, Kelley Jane Shepherd, and Emma Caroline Zompa, members of the TES Classes of 2014!

Monday, May 14

  • MS Exam Review Day

Tuesday, May 15

  • Last Chapel, 8:15 AM (Logo Uniform)
  • MS Exam Review Day
  • 4th Grade History: After studying about Texas and its people, 4th grade will present their “Texas Living Museum at 10:00-11:30 AM in Eaton Hall. Each student chooses a character, dressed in costume, and presents an informative speech to parents and students.

Wednesday, May 16

  • MS Exam Day

Thursday, May 17

  • MS Exam Day
  • New Parent Orientation, 5:30 PM, Eaton Hall

Friday, May 18

  • MS Exam Day
  • MS Dance, 7 PM, Randall Hall

Important Tidbits

Box Top$ 4 Education: And the winners are PK3/McGonigal; 1st/Vandiver and 8th/Wheeler. The LS & MS classes are the recipients of a “non-uniform” dress day that will be coordinated by the teachers and the BS class wins a special treat that will be delivered by the last week of school. Thank you for your support. – Monica Clark (Leo/8th; Diego/4th; Lucas/2nd)

Building Our Future – Paving the Way: Celebrate milestones such as graduations, honors, memorials and special events with an engraved paver located at the entrance of the MAC. Each paver is $500.00 for 9 lines of text and 22 characters per line. Proceeds will be used for funding of maintenance and operations of the MAC. Submit orders by July 1. Order forms can on the website at https://tesgalv.org/giving/building-our-future/. Thank you.

Finance Office: All tuition accounts should be current before the close of school. Please note that grades will not be released in cases where student accounts are delinquent and/or students have overdue or missing library books that have not been cleared.

Reminder – 2017-2018 Yearbook: Going, going, gone! Limited yearbooks available, first come first serve. 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. Thank you for supporting TES through our Trinity Charger Yearbook.

Graduation Invite: The 2018 TES graduates would like to invite everyone to attend our graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 24, 7 PM in Trinity Episcopal Church. We would like to have all students in attendance to share in our final Trinity experience and attendance is mandatory for grades 1-7. We hope that you will come to support our class. – TES 2018 Grads

Last Days of School: We are almost at the end of the year. Please be reminded of the schedule for Monday, May 21 – Thursday, May 24:

  • Monday, May 21 – BS Stepping Up Program, 9 AM, Church / Fine Arts Showcase, 5:30-6:30, MAC
  • Tuesday, May 22 – Honors Day, 10 AM, Church (Logo Uniform) / NJHS Talent Show (start time 1:30 PM)
  • Wednesday, May 23 – Green and Gold Games 9:45 AM Trinity Field, PTO will provide lunch (Students should wear athletic shorts, socks, and tennis shoes. Team shirts will be distributed in the AM) Bring sunscreen and water bottle.
  • Thursday, May 24 – Alumni Induction Breakfast; Noon Dismissal; Graduation begins at 7 PM (grades 1-7 arrive by 6:45 PM in Dress Uniform)

Lost and Found: Deadline approaching fast! If you’re missing anything, please take the time to check the bin before the year is over. Items still left on June 1 will be taken to Women’s Crisis Thrift Store on 23rd. – Amy Gaido, Asst. Head of School

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

Camp Charger: Due to staffing shortages and decreased registration numbers, Camp Charger will not be held in its original form this summer. There will be a schedule of clinics and classes offered in July in lieu of the traditional Camp Charger day. – Anna Hyatt, Camp 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

May 15       Texas Living Museum, 10:00-11:30 AM, Eaton Hall
May 16-18 MS Exams
May 17       New Parent Orientation, 5:30 PM, Eaton Hall
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 (Mandatory attendance grades 1-7)
May 25       Parent/Teacher Conferences
May 29       Inservice for K-5th Teachers

Monday Message 5/7/18

Dear Trinity Families and Friends,

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, I would like to share this poem with you…

If You Didn’t Hear This From Anyone Today
Thanks for all that you did today in your classroom…
For making a million little split second decisions for the benefit of your students.
For putting your own needs on hold and keeping them the focus of your day.
For planning for them long before today ever got rolling.
For changing those plans because they didn’t fit someone who needed a little extra.
For smiling, laughing with them and reassuring their efforts, trials and mistakes.
For placing your hand on a shoulder that was exactly what someone needed.
For getting down on the physical level of your students because it matters.
For thinking of a new way to reach someone who wasn’t getting it.
You matter.
Yes –
You matter.

-Leslie@Kindergartenworks

We love our teachers!

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

Week At A Glance 5/4/18

Top 50 Honors: Congratulations Cadee Salyer/5th Grade and Caden Henderson/8th Grade who have been selected as “Top 50” students by the Galveston Academic Excellence Booster Club. These students will represent Trinity at a ceremony in their honor next week. Cadee and Caden selected Mrs. Kelemen and John Wheeler, respectively, as the teacher that was most influential in their academic community and will also be recognized at the event.

Monday, May 7

  • Teacher Appreciation Week kicks-off today. We will celebrate our faculty/staff this week with a wonderful itinerary of gifts and treats. Thanks to Mr. Ravelli, this will be school-sponsored this year. Thank you to Jocelyn Sullivan for coordinating this celebration week with the help of Lynsey Ginsberg, Sarah Sullivan, and Stephanie Vasut.
  • Box Top Collection: Send in your Box Tops today. 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 semester and a special treat for highest BS class. Thank you for your support. – Monica Clark (Leo/8th; Diego/4th; Lucas/2nd)

Tuesday, May 8

  • Chapel, 8:15 AM (Logo Uniform)
  • NJHS Induction during chapel Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, Eaton Hall

Wednesday, May 9

  • Head of School for a Day, Ebie Ortiz/K. Thank you her family for the live auction winning bid at the recent Trinity Tribute. We appreciate your support.

Thursday, May 10

  • Citizenship Breakfast, 7:15 AM, Eaton Hall
  • Parent Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, 8:00-9:00 AM, Eaton Hall
  • Chapel, 8:15 AM (Dress Uniform)
  • Muffins w/ Mom (PK2-PK4 only), 7:45 AM, Beginning School

Friday, May 11

  •  3rd Grade Sea Star Base Field Trip

Important Tidbits

Reminder – 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!

Trinity School Discount Charger Cards! At May Fete look for 7th graders to purchase your TES Discount Charger Card! Just $10! The card is good for one year, and has local businesses and restaurants that offer discounts, free appetizers and the such. It more than pays for itself with just one visit to one of these local businesses! The money raised goes toward their 8th Grade Boston Trip next year! Thanks for your support!

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

May 7-May 11 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 15              Texas Living Museum, 10:00-11:30 AM, Eaton Hall
May 17              New Parent Orientation, 5:30 PM, Eaton Hall
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 (Mandatory attendance grades 1st-7th)
May 25              Parent/Teacher Conferences
May 29              Inservice for K-5th Teachers

Monday Message 4/30/18

Dear Trinity Families and Friends,

It is difficult to believe that the school year is almost over, and as I reflected with the faculty over this school year, one area of improvement for our school is committing to a top-notch reading program. One reason for parents to place their children at Trinity is the value found in individualized instruction. Three major changes that our children will experience next school year are in our Reading and Language Arts core classes. We have purchased a new reading program. We have also purchased an adaptive reading module, and most importantly, we are committed to a Reading Interventionist trained in the Neuhaus Reading Program. This person will work with students and teachers in the classroom, in small groups, and in pull–out classes outside the classroom.

For the 2018-2019 school year we are committed to Reading Rigor:

  • pulling out students who qualify for remediation in reading with a full-time Reading Interventionist
  • incorporating the Waterford program for responsive learning for practice in the classroom and at home
  • a new reading program called Journeys that focuses on differentiation for various learners
  • trade books to ensure students are exposed to various genres

The person that takes on the Reading Interventionist role must be willing to follow through with each individual struggling child, keep organized documentation, and be willing to go above and beyond to meet the specific needs of each student in their care. They must also be able to work with the gifted and talented students.

Our reading interventionist for next school year will be Mrs. Kelly Schwab. Mrs. Schwab has an Elementary Education degree with a Reading specialty from The University of Texas at Austin. Mrs. Schwab has 20+ years of teaching experience in the 1st through 3rd grade levels, which are the targeted grades of the students who need the most help in Reading. She taught 3rd grade for five years at GISD and was a Reading Interventionist for 3 years, with a pull-out program tutoring students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade, one on one (Success for All curriculum). She has taught 2nd grade for 16 years (5 years at GISD and the last 11 here at Trinity). Her experience in Reading has exposed her to many effective programs including, but not limited, to Lindamood-Bell, Neuhaus, multisensory Grammar and Scientific Spelling.

What attracted me most to this decision was her ability to work closely with our families and as well as having worked closely with both former Directors of the TES Learning Lab. She will continue her professional development by going through an intensive Neuhaus training this summer. I have witnessed her dedication and commitment to her students throughout this school year. Her consistent teaching style reinforces concepts previously taught. She can identify her students’ strengths and weaknesses and knows when to reteach and enrich when necessary. Her personality is steady, calm, and encouraging. As one teacher shared, “Kelly is truly valued by the Trinity community and has established important relationships with families.”

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 4/27/18

Trinity Tribute: Thank you to everyone who supported the Trinity Tribute as a volunteer, sponsor, auction donor or bidder as well as everyone who attended. A special thank you to Florence Noyes and her husband, Eric Hart and daughter, Ashley Hart (TES grad) for their assistance with creating the class art projects auctioned at the event. –Thomala Walker

Monday, April 30

Tuesday, May 1

  • No Chapel; May Fete practice

Wednesday, May 2

  • Athletic Banquet, 6 PM in the MAC. This is a pot-luck meal to 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 plan to attend.

Thursday, May 3

  • No Chapel; May Fete practice

Friday, May 4

  • Leslie Otto Flower Memorial, Garth
  • May Fete, 11 AM-12 PM, Garth; Dismissal from classrooms

Important Tidbits

Reminder – 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!

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. Look for information from your room parent or you may contact Jocelyn Sullivan at jocelyncsullivan@yahoo.com if you are interested in helping. –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 (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

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

May 4               Otto Flower Show & May Fête – Noon Dismissal (All Students*)
May 7-May 11 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 15             Texas Living Museum, 10:00-11:30 AM, Eaton Hall
May 17             New Parent Orientation, 5:30 PM, Eaton Hall
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 (Mandatory attendance grades 1st-7th)
May 25            Parent/Teacher Conferences
May 29            Inservice for K-5th Teachers

Monday Message 4/23/18

Dear Families and Friends of Trinity,

Thank you to all who attended this year’s Annual Gala to celebrate 65 years of excellence. The enthusiasm and dedication to this year’s Gala “Trinity Tribute” were instrumental to a triumphant evening of fun, food, and friends, as well as, raising money for our school. Parent participation is essential to the success of any school and because of parent volunteers the evening was a huge success. We had close to 170 participants!

Next school year, we will have all parents as members of the PTO and there will be many opportunities to get involved. Please join me this Thursday, April 26th at 5:30 in Eaton Hall for a General PTO meeting. We will hear from our PTO President Rashida Jolivet and I will share the results of the January 2018 Survey and the vision for Trinity’s Future.

Below are the top ten reasons why you should get involved and participate in your child’s school:

#10: It’s good for you. Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:

  • Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.
  • Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one’s fate, strengthen the immune system.

#9: It saves resources. Volunteering provides valuable community services, so more money can be placed in areas for our children. You get to know who does what within our community.

#8: Volunteers gain inter-personal skills and experience.

#7: It brings the Trinity community together. As a volunteer you assist in: Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal. Building camaraderie and teamwork; it “gets rid of the clicks.”

#6: It promotes personal growth and self-esteem.Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.

#5: Volunteering strengthens our community. As a volunteer you help:

  • Support your child and it demonstrates you care
  • Improve our school (tutoring, literacy, observations that are missed by others)
  • Beautify the community e.g. campus cleanups, your smiling face know your school

#4: You learn a lot. Volunteers learn things like these:

  • Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents who may change your view of your self-worth.
  • Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of teachers and the people that are with your children daily.

#3: You get a chance to give back. People like to support community resources that they use themselves or which benefit people they care about.

#2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility. Community service and volunteerism are investments in our community and the people who live in it. This is great modeling for your child.

#1: You make a difference.

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 4/20/18

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