TES PARENTS' NIGHT OUT NEXT WEEK!
Be sure to sign up for next week's Parents' Night Out! This is an evening to get out with friends or make new ones, while giving back to the school we love! Our upcoming Parents' Night Out will be Thursday, September 30th from 6-8 pm. Mr. Ravelli will be supervising childcare (please use the form HERE to sign-up) in the MAC. The ladies will be having a fun time at Luna (525 22nd Street) and the men will be gathering at Texas Haberdashery (2125 Church Street). Both locations will have food, drinks, raffles, and a percentage of sales for the night will go back to Trinity Episcopal School. We plan on having these events every other month and we will support different local businesses who are willing to give back to TES each time. Stay the whole time or come & go! Siblings of TES students also welcome to utilize childcare. *As always, health and safety will be a priority at all TES events. Each event is completely optional and we encourage masking when necessary, adequate spacing, and staying home when you are sick.
FALL CARNIVAL COMING NEXT MONTH!
It's that time of year again! Mark your calendars for Friday, October 29th for the return of Fall Carnival! TES will have an early-release day and Fall Carnival will take place from 12-3 pm. The absolute best way that you can help with Fall Carnival as a parent is by sponsoring one of the attractions. Please see the attached form for more information and look for additional upcoming communication!
PTO PARENT EDUCATION EVENT
Covid Vaccine and School Aged Children
Questions about existing Covid vaccines for children, anticipated Covid vaccines for younger children, or Covid vaccines in general? Mark your calendar for a PTO sponsored vaccine education event designed to help parents make informed decisions regarding the Covid vaccine for children. With an abundance of misinformation and hesitancy surrounding this topic, we invite you to have your questions and concerns addressed by Dr. Richard Rupp. Please submit your questions for our medical advisor HERE by Friday, October 1st. Join us for this educational opportunity on Tuesday, October 19th from 5:30-6:30pm in Upper Eaton Hall.
Richard Rupp, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Adolescent and Behavioral Medicine
Director, Clinical Trials Program
Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences
Medical Director, Teen Health Center, Inc
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TES YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS
We are proud of Trinity Students Vivian & Ebie Ortiz who are owners of Island Time Lemonade Stand. They recently won 1st Place Best Lemonade, 2nd Place Best Stand, and 3rd Place Business of the Year from Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce. Way to go, Vivian & Ebie!
Thank you again for your support of our "Meeting The Challenge" Annual Fund Campaign. If you haven't already, take a look at our 2021 Annual Report found HERE! Mark your calendars for next Friday, October 1st for the new campaign kickoff where we will reveal the theme and get ready to achieve our new goal!!
FRIDAY, 9/24: Progress Reports Go Home
THURSDAY, 9/30: Parents' Night Out at Luna & Texas Haberdashery, 6-8 pm
FRIDAY, 10/1: TES Spirit Day & Annual Fund Kick-Off
SUNDAY, 10/3: Trinity School Sunday
Trinity Episcopal Church Blessing of the Animals, 5:30 pm
TUESDAY, 10/5: TEC Acolyte Training, 6 pm
WEDNESDAY, 10/6-FRIDAY 10/8: 6th Grade at Camp Allen
SUNDAY, 10/10: TEC Acolyte Training, 11:45 am
MONDAY, 10/11: Columbus Day (No School)
TUESDAY, 10/19: PTO Parent Education Event, 5:30 pm in Upper Eaton Hall
FRIDAY, 10/29: Fall Carnival
*Remember to wear your green polos on Tuesdays for chapel and your plaid/oxford shirts/blazers/ties on Thursdays for chapel!
Meet Sarah Lavella
We are so excited to have Mrs. Sarah Lavella as a new member of our Middle School faculty. She comes to us with three years of teaching experience, a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Houston and holds a Texas Educator Certificate as a 4-8 Generalist/ESL. Mrs. Lavella moved to Galveston Island in 2014 with her husband, Mike Lavella. She previously worked for the Galveston Island Beach Patrol as an Administrative Assistant from 2014-2016, served on the Board of the Galveston Children’s Museum for 3 years and enjoyed the opportunity to stay at home with her youngest for the last 3 years. The Lavella family has 3 active and beautiful children ages 15,10, and 3. Mrs. Lavella loves to stay busy by filling her free time with family, frequent visits to the beach, yoga, running and working out. She and her family are absolutely ecstatic about joining Trinity!
Here's what's happening on Galveston Island for your cultural enrichment:
Friday, 9/24 - Saturday, 9/25: Galveston Island Shrimp Festival
Now until Saturday, 10/2: Friends of Rosenberg Library 1/2 Price Book Sale
Saturday, 10/16: East End Historical District Fall Garden Tour
Saturday, 10/16 - Sunday, 10/17: Grand Opera House Artober Fest
SEPTEMBER FACULTY & STAFF BIRTHDAYS
September 8 - Ron Cordero, Maintenance/Facilities
September 11 - Courtney Carnes, PK4 Teacher
September 13 - Joan Newton, 4th Grade Teacher
September 15 - Annie Blancken, Music
September 16 - Arden Cragar, 1st Grade Teacher
September 19 - Maria Wheeler, PK3 Teacher
"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
Trinity Episcopal School, a parish day school, was founded in 1952 by the Vestry of Trinity Church. It is the third Trinity School to operate on this site. The first school opened for business on July 7, 1845, with 50 students in attendance. It was under the direction of Mr. Dean. The second Trinity began operations in the summer of 1873. Little is known about these early schools except that they represented education in Galveston during the early days when there were no public schools. The present Trinity opened in September 1952, with 53 students in kindergarten, first, and second grades. In succeeding years, other grades were added, and facilities were provided to house them. Moody Hall was built in 1967 to house the newly added fifth and sixth grades. In 1981-82, Trinity launched its Middle School, grades seven and eight. In 1982-83, additional facilities, Trinity II, were opened on the west side of Tremont, directly across from Moody Hall. The Beginning School (two, three, and four year olds) is housed in Trinity II. Lower school, kindergarten through grade five, is located in Moody Hall and the Cloister Building.
In the fall of 1990, Trinity added two new buildings to its academic complex. The Lloyd Annex was added to Trinity II for the express use of the PK-2 (two-year-old) class. (In 2013 this building was outfitted for early childhood science education.) Randall Hall was dedicated in December 1990. The project consisted of classrooms, a science lab, a computer center, a photographic center, and a faculty work area. Trinity III, containing four classrooms and a locker room for the Middle School, was completed in the fall of 1992. During the 2000-2001 school year, additional property was purchased, and permission was gained to buy and close the portion of Winnie Street that had divided the Trinity campus.
An extensive renovation of Randall Hall and the middle school cottages was completed during the summer of 2008, just in time for Hurricane Ike! The storm surge inundated all first-floor spaces at the school, and the school made a slow but steady physical recovery throughout that school year. Repairs totaling over $1.3 million were completed in 2009 including the repair of all first-floor classrooms. Early in 2012, the School received a $2.7 million grant from the Moody Foundation to build a long-needed gymnasium. The building was completed by May 2013 and named the Robert L. and Ann Moody Activity Center.
In the first half of 2014, the School utilized a subsequent Moody Foundation grant to acquire the half-block at 2215 Church Street. The land was developed as a practice field for physical education and athletics and placed into service for the 2015-2016 school year. Today Trinity's campus consists of 30 classrooms, two playgrounds, a lunchroom, a library, an activity center/gymnasium, and a practice field.
At Trinity, students are taught in self-contained classrooms in Beginning School and Lower School with some team teaching. Middle School is fully departmentalized.
A student's academic achievement, personal growth, and leadership traits are actively encouraged by a dedicated and demanding faculty. Trinity seeks teachers who are knowledgeable, enthusiastic, caring, exhibit growth and a joy of learning in their own life, and possess integrity. While their talents are diverse, they share a common goal — a commitment to the personal and academic growth of each student.