Week At A Glance 9-24-2021

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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!! 

 UPCOMING DATES

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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!

 

 

 

 

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

 

 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!

PTO CORNER

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."

-Matthew 11:28-30

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Week At A Glance 9-17-2021

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THANK YOU, TRINITY PTO!

We want to thank our amazing PTO Executive Board, led by President Lynsey Ginsberg, for kicking off our school year with a bang! It was so nice to have a TES event in a safe, outdoor enviornment while celebrating what makes our school such a special place. We look forward to all that PTO has planned for the entire school community throughout the year!

 

INNAUGURAL TES PARENTS' NIGHT OUT

 

In two weeks, Trinity Episcopal School will host our first 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! *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. 

 

TES BEGINS CHOIR PROGRAM FOR 2021-2022 

We are happy to introduce to you the 2021-2022 TES Choir under the direction of Mrs. Annie Blancken. The TES Choir will be performing at Trinity Episcopal Church for Trinity School Sunday on Sunday, October 3rd.

 

 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

 

 GRAND OPERA HOUSE CHARGES

Please note that The Grand Opera House Field Trip charges will be billed to your account. Each performance is $5/per student. Thank you! We are extremely grateful to bring this opportunity back to our students.

 

 

 

Thank you for "meeting the challenge" head on! Because of your collective donations, we were able to raise the most money in annual fund history in 2020-2021 to support projects like those above. We look forward to kicking off a successful new campaign in the coming weeks!

 UPCOMING DATES

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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

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!

 

 

 

 

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

 

 Meet Caitlin Powell

 Please give a warm welcome to our Director of Beginning School, Caitlin Powell! Caitlin has a master’s in childhood education from Hunter College and has taught in general education for four years. She has also worked in special education in preschool for three years. She has lived in Galveston with her husband and daughter for 3.5 years. Her family loves to go for long bike rides, explore Galveston Island State Park, and spend as much time as possible at the Rosenberg Library. She is excited to work with preschool ages again after teaching in elementary education for a stretch! Mrs. Powell worked diligently with accommodated learners last year and is very excited to work the entire Beginning School faculty & staff.

PTO CORNER

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

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life."

-John 3:16

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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.