Week At A Glance 1-22-2021

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TIME TO RE-ENROLL!

Please submit your enrollment contracts and fees by February 19th to avoid the $75.00 new student fee. Note that students may not re-enroll if their account is over 60 days in arrears. The Priority Enrollment period for siblings of current students is February 22 - February 26. If you have any questions, please contact the Admission Office at cknauer@tesgalv.org or (409) 765-9391, ext. 109.

 

HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATES

Thank you for doing your part to slow the spread and keep our community safe! Take a moment to review the latest procedural updates to the TES health, safety, and facilities governing document, including current protocols for international travel.

  • As you and your family begin making plans for Spring Break, please keep in mind the CDC has regulations in place regarding quarantine and COVID-19 testing following international travel. CDC requires negative COVID testing 72 hours prior to flying into the US from an international country. Additionally, If you travel to a country listed as a Risk Assessment Level 2 or higher on the CDC website (majority of destinations including Mexico) your children will need to quarantine for 7 days upon your return and must be tested 3-5 days after travel to be able to return to campus. For the list of destinations & CDC travel recommendations, including risk level, click HERE.
  • If an individual (student or adult employee) has a household member or has had close contact with someone who is experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms (within 48 hours of onset of COVID-19 symptoms), the individual must stay home from school until the symptomatic person receives COVID-19 test results.
  • If an individual (student or adult employee) has possible COVID-19 symptoms and wishes to return to campus before the required 10-day self-isolation period, they must present negative results of a PCR test. Rapid (including rapid Biofire PCR) test results will not clear a child to return to school if they are showing symptoms.

ANNUAL FUND

 We need your help to reach our goal of 100% parent participation in the 2020-21 Annual Fund! Click HERE to make your gift or pledge today!

UPCOMING DATES

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FRIDAY, 2/12: Progress Reports Go Home; Valentines Dress Day

MONDAY, 2/15: No School in Observance of President's Day

TUESDAY, 2/16: Mardi Gras Dress Day

WEDNESDAY, 2/17: Dressy Chapel Uniform for Ash Wednesday

THURSDAY, 2/18: Regular Uniform

FRIDAY, 2/19: Re-Enrollment Ends

MONDAY, 2/22: Priority Enrollment for Siblings Opens 

FRIDAY, 2/26: Go Texan Day

 

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Meet Mrs. Theresa Pistone

Mrs. Pistone was born and raised on the mainland and moved to the island at age 17 to attend Texas A&M University in Galveston. Here, she met her husband of 43 years, Michael, where they raised their children, Mandy and Katie, in the community they love. Mrs. Pistone has 40 years of experience in education. For 30 years, she served in Galveston ISD in various roles. She enjoyed teaching in elementary classrooms (7 years), recruiting and hiring teachers in Human Resources (13 years), and helping to build the instructional technology infrastructure and teacher training in MIS (10 years). Upon retirement, she was recruited to teach at Trinity Episcopal School - her dream job! She was finally able to blend her love for the classroom and technology. During her ten years at Trinity, she is most proud of the progress we have made in building a strong technology infrastructure, bringing technology to teachers for their instructional delivery, and most recently implementing the "Bring Your Own Device" program for students in grades 4-8. She applauds her peers for embracing technology in their classrooms so professionally, and she would like to thank the administration, the school board, and our Trinity parents for their vision and support in making Trinity a true 21st Century school. Thank you, Mrs. Pistone, for all that you do to make Trinity a wonderful place!

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS

January 4 - Rachel Brown, Asst. Director of Beginning School & Enrichment

January 10 - Rosa Mora, Clean Team Supervisor

January 16 - Angel Odem, PK2 Teacher

January 21 - Janice Brown, Lower School Spanish Teacher

January 27 - Liz Allain, First Grade Teacher

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In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness."

– Psalm 31:1

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Week At A Glance 2-14-2020

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FIRST GRADE CELEBRATED 101 DAYS OF SCHOOL!

 

Mrs. Allain and Mrs. Williams's First Grade Students 

 

RE-ENROLLMENT IS OPEN

Re-enrollment contracts are available on MyBackpack until February 21st. Note that the Priority Enrollment period for siblings of current students is February 24th - February 28th. Prospective families will be invited to submit applications beginning on March 3rd. 

 

SPRING BOX TOPS COMPETITION

Need the kiddos to help grocery shop or to unpack the groceries? Have them search for the Box Tops logo! The Spring classroom competition is underway. The class with the most will earn free dress (LS, MS) or books (BS) and the school will earn 10 cents per Box Top. If you haven't seen how easy the app is then check out THIS VIDEO! -Kristin O’Rourke, Box Top Coordinator

 

   HEALTH/ILLNESS REMINDER

Please help keeps students healthy by adhering to illness policies in the TES Handbook. Children must be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school. Thank you!

 

 CHESS MASTERS

Chess Masters will meet from 3-4 pm in the Cafeteria on Tuesdays.  This program will last 7 weeks, plus one week off for Spring Break.  Regardless of skill level, this is a great format to learn and develop. Students will have daily lessons included, as well as time to play and learn. Cost is $12/session or $90 total.  Email Coach Jeremy Johnson for more information (jjohnson@tesgalv.org)  

 

2019-20 YEARBOOKS

The Trinity Eighth Grade Yearbook Staff announces the official opening of sales for our 2019-2020 Trinity Episcopal School Yearbook.  Sales this year will be conducted online at www.balfour.com/yearbooks   Once at the website, enter our school zip code: 77550, and then scroll to find our school name.

 You can order Yearbooks, Yearbook accessories, Yearbooks with personalized names, and Ads - Tribute and Business.  Remember, the yearbooks and ad spaces have SOLD OUT for the past few years, so order yours today! – Donna Cucco 

 ANNUAL FUND

Please support TES with your tax-deductible gift to our Annual Fund and help us reach our goal of 100% parent participation!  Click HERE to give online today!  


FEBRUARY 17th - 21st
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MONDAY the 17th

No School in observance of President's Day

TUESDAY the 18th

Green Polo Chapel Uniform 

WEDNESDAY the 19th

THURSDAY the 20th

 Kindergarten Circus in the Big Room (upstairs Eaton Hall)

at 2:00 pm.

Dress Chapel Uniform 

FRIDAY the 21st

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! 


BEGINNING SCHOOL
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Going to a parade this weekend? Wondering what to do with all those beads? Beginning School needs them to make our parade successful! Please group the beads by 10 and wrap a strip of paper around them to make it easy for the children to pass out.

LOWER SCHOOL

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Please review your child's teachers' peeks each week. 

 MIDDLE SCHOOL

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Please review weekly TMS Reminders. 

ATHLETICS

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The Spring Sports Calendar is posted under the Athletics tab on the school website. 

 

 

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS

February 2nd - Florence Noyes, Art Instructor

February 5th - Debbie Rushing, 3rd Grade Teacher

February 8th - Jeremy Johnson, Athletics

February 14th - Angela Bickham, Beginning School Extended Day

February 14th - Kelly Shaffner, 5th Grade Teacher

February 25th - Debbie Kelemen, Kelemen's Study Studio

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"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

-1 Corinthians 13:13

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Our History

1952

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.