Week At A Glance 10-22-2021

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KINDERGARTEN CELEBRATES PINK PIG PARADE!

 

Trinity Kindergarten students carried on the time-honored tradition of the Pink Pig Parade! This celebrates students learning more about the letter "P" and learning the -ig family of words. We love our pink piggies!

 

RED RIBBON WEEK NEXT WEEK!

 

JOIN US FOR THE LAST TES PARENTS' NIGHT OUT OF THE YEAR!

Our last Parents' Night Out was a big hit, so we will continue having these social and philanthropic events every other month! We have a full calendar full of fun events planned and you don't want to miss this next month! This will be the last Parents' Night Out of 2021! The women will enjoy early holiday shopping at Emily's Design Center & Boutique and the men will gather at Texas Tail Distillery. This is a fun night to meet other Trinity parents, while giving back to the school we love! There is no age limit for childcare and siblings of Trinity students are more than welcome. To sign up for childcare, please CLICK HERE. Hope to see you November 11th!

 

ALL SAINTS DAY CHAPEL SERVICE

Trinity students will be commemorating All Saints Day with a special chapel service Tuesday, November 2nd. Please make note that this will be a dress uniform chapel service. If you have lost a loved one in the last year and would like their name read in the chapel service, please fill out the form HERE.

 

 

 MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR!

The book fair will be held Sunday, November 7th – Friday, November 12th in Eaton Hall. Join us for Scholastic’s “Book Fair Jungle – Elephants, Tigers, and Books, OH MY!”. We have many fun activities planned during our book fair week and look forward to an excitement-filled event! Details to follow in the near future. Let’s get WILD about reading!

 

SECOND GRADE TO HOST TRINITY CARES - THANK YOU HEALTHCARE HEROES

Second grade would like to invite all Trinity family members that work in any capacity at UTMB for a special thank you presentation on The Garth, November 2nd at 9:15 a.m. Our students have been working hard on encouragement letters and have been collecting items for care packages for various departments at UTMB that we would like for you to share with you and your colleagues! If you would like to make a contribution through their Amazon Wish List, please CLICK HERE. Our students are eager to show our love and appreciation for all your endless hard work! Coffee and a light breakfast will be served. Please respond by 10/29 if you can attend. Thank you! Please feel free to extend the invite along to friends and family members that work at UTMB as well!

 

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN FALL CARNIVAL ORDER FORMS!!!

 

Fall Carnival is NEXT WEEK! TES will have an early-release day Friday, October 29th and Fall Carnival will take place from 12-3 pm. Please view the Fall Carnival Order Form digitally HERE (or see attachment) and submit your orders by TODAY! We are still taking sponsorships for attractions (see attached form), but if you'd like to pay with a credit card please submit the digital sponsorship form HERE. Remember that carpool will still be running and all students will need to be picked up by a chaperone before proceeding to Fall Carnival!

 

 PTO PARENT EDUCATION EVENT AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE VIEWING

If you'd like to view PTO's conversation with Dr. Richard Rupp "Covid Vaccine and School Age Children," please visit our Trinity Youtube Channel. We thank Dr. Rupp for his professional expertise and educating our parents about the upcoming vaccine rollout for children. Also thank you to Trinity PTO for all that you do!

 

 SCHOOL PICTURE DAY RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!

Individual Picture Day will be Thursday, November 4th. This year, Trinity is partnering with Legacy Studios for our individual and group photos. You can order online at www.shop.legacystudios.com , choose “underclass” and enter online code 11078F22. You will also receive a paper order form the week before picture day, if you would rather order by check/cash. Legacy offers many different package options, including a discount for families with multiple children! If you are ordering for 3+ students, contact 716-512-6336 for a sibling discount code.

 

EVENTS HAPPENING AT TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH 

Trinity Young Families & Professionals Group Halloween Hayride & BBQ

Saturday, Oct. 30th, 6-9pm

5027 Woodrow Ave.

Hosted by Mark & Jennifer Kelso

Sign up using the QR Code

The Young Families & Professionals (YF&P) group was designed to help people meet and develop friendships with other Episcopalians in Galveston. However, we have a very flexible view of "young"! Having children isn't a requirement either. For more information, call the church office at 409.765.6317 or email info@trinitygalv.org

Table-Hopping Trick-or-Treat at Trinity!

Sunday, October 31, 2021 following 10:30 a.m. service

Trinity Episcopal Church will be hosting a table-hopping Trick-or-Treat event following the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, October 31st on the Garth! Children are encouraged to attend the 10:30 service dressed as a Saint. (Have Mom or Dad help you research Saints, but any Halloween Costume is welcome!) and then join us on the Garth for a safe, daytime event for our Trick-or-treaters!

TIP – Scan QR Code for a listing of Saints - This has great information, and images too! Want to host a table or donate treats for the event? Contact the church office 409.765.6317

 Trinity Episcopal Church Blood Drive

Scan the QR Code below to make an appointment for the blood drive:

 

 

 

We want to thank the entire Trinity community for your early support of our new Annual Fund Campaign, "Launching a Legacy!" We have surpassed the $34K mark and we know we will accomplish our goal of raising $125K this year. Click on the icon above to donate online and learn more about our Annual Fund!

 UPCOMING DATES

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MONDAY, 10/25-FRIDAY, 10/29: Red Ribbon Week

THURSDAY, 10/28: Friday Folders Go Home (for noon dismissal 10/29)

FRIDAY, 10/29: Early Release & Fall Carnival

Kindergarten: Halloween Costumes

1st-5th Grades: Halloween T-shirt with jeans or uniform bottoms 

Middle School: Guidelines Coming SOON!

MONDAY, 11/1: Parent Conference Day

TUESDAY, 11/2: DRESS UNIFORM DAY for All Saints Chapel Service

Trinity Cares - Thank you to Healthcare Heroes!

THURSDAY, 11/4: Picture Day

FRIDAY, 11/5: TES Spirit Day 

SUNDAY, 11/7-FRIDAY, 11/12: Scholastic Book Fair

THURSDAY, 11/11: Parent's Night Out, 5:30-7:30 pm

FACULTY & STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Meet Tally Elding

Please give a warm welcome to one of our newest staff members, Beginning School Assistant Tally Elding. Tally was born in Iowa, but now she calls Texas her home. She has been married to her husband for 14 years and she has a beautiful 12-year-old daughter. Her family also includes 3 dogs and a turtle. Her hobbies include cheering for the Astros and spending time with her family and friends. She has been in childhood education for 20 years and this is her first year at Trinity Beginning School. She feels so blessed to be part of the Trinity family and we feel the same!

Congratulations to our Houston Astros! In honor of celebrating our hometown team, students, faculty, and staff will be allowed to wear Astros gear (t-shirts, jerseys, Astros colors) with appropriate bottoms every Friday that the Astros are in post-season play. LETS GO 'STROS!

 OCTOBER FACULTY & STAFF BIRTHDAYS

October 2 - Lisa Higgins, Middle School History Teacher

October 16 - Rea Sader, 4th Grade Teacher

October 21 - Kelli Acosta, Middle School Science Teacher 

"Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things."

-Psalm 98:1

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Week At A Glance 10-15-2021

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 MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR!

The book fair will be held Sunday, November 7th – Friday, November 12th in Eaton Hall. Join us for Scholastic’s “Book Fair Jungle – Elephants, Tigers, and Books, OH MY!”. We have many fun activities planned during our book fair week and look forward to an excitement-filled event! Details to follow in the near future. Let’s get WILD about reading!

 

 

SECOND GRADE TO HOST TRINITY CARES - THANK YOU HEALTHCARE HEROES

Second grade would like to invite all Trinity family members that work in any capacity at UTMB for a special thank you presentation on The Garth, November 2nd at 9:15 a.m. Our students have been working hard on encouragement letters and have been collecting items for care packages for various departments at UTMB that we would like for you to share with you and your colleagues! If you would like to make a contribution through their Amazon Wish List, please CLICK HERE. Our students are eager to show our love and appreciation for all your endless hard work! Coffee and a light breakfast will be served. Please respond by 10/29 if you can attend. Thank you! Please feel free to extend the invite along to friends and family members that work at UTMB as well!

Reverend Jimmy Abbott shows second graders the stained glass window of St. Luke, the beloved physician, healing the sick.

 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE INSTALLATION OF REVEREND JIMMY ABBOTT

BEGINNING SCHOOL RECEIVES PERFECT INSPECTION SCORE

The Beginning School had its annual state inspection from the Child Care Licensing Department earlier this week. We are proud to announce Trinity Beginning School received zero deficiencies during the inspection for the third consecutive year. We are thankful for all the wonderful Beginning School teachers and staff members who work hard to nurture our beloved students.

 

WE ARE PROUD OF OUR TRINITY ALUMNI!

We are proud of our TES Alumni Matthew Leyva and Kylan Galloway, who were freshmen on the Varsity Ball High tennis team! They advanced to the bi-district playoff and had a wonderful season this year.

 

DEADLINE FOR FALL CARNIVAL ORDER FORMS QUICKLY APPROACHING!

 

Fall Carnival is just TWO weeks away! TES will have an early-release day Friday, October 29th and Fall Carnival will take place from 12-3 pm. Please view the Fall Carnival Order Form digitally HERE (or see attachment) and submit your orders by Friday, October 22nd! We are still taking sponsorships for attractions (see attached form), but if you'd like to pay with a credit card please submit the digital sponsorship form HERE. Note that attractions can have multiple sponsors. We thank you for your support of this much-loved Trinity tradition! Please note that Fall Carnival will be 100% outdoors, open-air with ample space to spread out, and hand sanitzer will be provided in multiple locations.

 

*NEXT WEEK* PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR PTO PARENT EDUCATION EVENT!

 Covid Vaccine and School Age 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. Join us for this educational opportunity on Tuesday, October 19th from 5:30-6:30pm in Upper Eaton Hall. CHILDCARE WILL BE PROVIDED!

 

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

 

HELP OUR YEARBOOK STAFF SECURE PHOTOS!

 

 SCHOOL PICTURE DAY RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!

Individual Picture Day will be Thursday, November 4th. This year, Trinity is partnering with Legacy Studios for our individual and group photos. You can order online at www.shop.legacystudios.com , choose “underclass” and enter online code 11078F22. You will also receive a paper order form the week before picture day, if you would rather order by check/cash. Legacy offers many different package options, including a discount for families with multiple children! If you are ordering for 3+ students, contact 716-512-6336 for a sibling discount code.

 

 

We want to thank the entire Trinity community for your early support of our new Annual Fund Campaign, "Launching a Legacy!" We have surpassed the $25K mark and we know we will accomplish our goal of raising $125K this year. Click on the icon above to donate online and learn more about our Annual Fund!

 UPCOMING DATES

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SATURDAY, 10/16: Installation of Reverend Jimmy Abbott as 12th Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, 2 pm

TUESDAY, 10/19: PTO Parent Education Event, 5:30 pm in Upper Eaton Hall

WEDNESDAY, 10/20: Firef ighter Visit at Beginning School

FRIDAY, 10/22: Beginning School Pumpkin Day

THURSDAY, 10/28: Friday Folders Go Home (for noon dismissal 10/29)

FRIDAY, 10/29: Early Release & Fall Carnival

Kindergarten: Halloween Costumes

1st-5th Grades: Halloween T-shirt with jeans or uniform bottoms 

Middle School: Guidelines Coming SOON!

MONDAY, 11/1: Parent Conference Day

THURSDAY, 11/2: DRESS UNIFORM DAY for All Saints Chapel Service

Trinity Cares - Thank you to Healthcare Heroes!

SUNDAY, 11/7-FRIDAY, 11/12: Scholastic Book Fair

  PTO CORNER

The PTO has many fun opportunities for the whole family coming up, please stay informed and watch your calendar for the announcement of Book Fair Family Night, Trinity Church & School Ornament Party, and Family Movie Night! We specifically want to highlight our upcoming Parent Education Event on Tuesday, October 19th "Covid Vaccine & School Age Children." Please note that childcare will be available for this event. If utilizing childcare services, please drop your children off at the MAC by 5:15 pm. Hope to see you there!

Here's what's happening on Galveston Island for your cultural enrichment:

Saturday, 10/16: East End Historical District Fall Garden Tour

Saturday, 10/16 - Sunday, 10/17: Grand Opera House Artober Fest

Friday, 10/22 - Saturday, 10/23: Island Oktoberfest

 

Congratulations to our Houston Astros! In honor of celebrating our hometown team, students, faculty, and staff will be allowed to wear Astros gear (t-shirts, jerseys, Astros colors) with appropriate bottoms every Friday that the Astros are in post-season play. LETS GO 'STROS!

 OCTOBER FACULTY & STAFF BIRTHDAYS

October 2 - Lisa Higgins, Middle School History Teacher

October 16 - Rea Sader, 4th Grade Teacher

October 21 - Kelli Acosta, Middle School Science Teacher 

"Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbours, saying to them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost."

-Luke 15:4-6

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Week At A Glance 10-1-2021

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TRINITY FAMILY, LET'S LAUNCH A LEGACY TOGETHER!

 

We hope you had a FUN morning kicking off our 2021-2022 Annual Fund Campaign "Launching A Legacy!" This is only the beginning of an exciting new year where we tell the story of our TES alumni and why Trinity Episcopal School is the best foundation to set your children up for success in all facets of life. We want to thank our Development Committee, Board of Trustees, and AWESOME faculty and staff for helping launch this new campaign and we hope you will wholeheartedly embrace our goal of raising $125,000 thousand dollars by the end of our fiscal year in 2022. Also big thank you to Mod Coffee and Trinity parent, Holly Richardson, for sponsoring this morning's drop-off event. What a great way to start the day, enjoy your weekend!

 

FIRST TES PARENTS' NIGHT OUT A HIT!

We want to thank TES parents for your support of our first Parents' Night Out! We had a wonderful evening of shopping, food, and fun and $400 went back to Trinity Episcopal School. We hear the kids had a great time too! A big thank you to the night's sponsors Luna Home+Gifts and Texas Haberdashery. Save the Date for our next PNO, which will be Thursday, November 18th at Emily's Design Center and Texas Tail Distillery!

 

FIRST GRADE LEARNS MATH IN PARTNERS

All of Mrs. Arden Cragar's first grade class recently learned the concept of number bonds by working in pairs. Pictured here: Katina Stamoulis and Connor Lynch

 

KINDERGARTEN PRACTICES THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF READING

Mrs. Fields's Kindergarten Class writes their sight words for their teacher!

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR VERY OWN TES ARTIST

 

We are extremely proud of Trinity 5th Grader Laila Miller, who recently received news that her artwork (created in Ms. Noyes's art class) has been selected as the label by Nice Wine in Houston for their charity wine offering this year. Laila is involved in Making-A-Mark, which is sponsored through the Periwinkle Foundation and Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center. The art is displayed every September and then goes on a roadshow to various locations including the Houston airports. To learn more about the foundation or purchase tickets to the release party CLICK HERE! Way to go, Laila! 

 

 

UTMB'S VACCINE WEEKLY CLINIC BEGINS THIS MONTH

This year, UTMB'S weekly flu vaccine clinic will be offered at every UTMB clinic location. In Galveston, they will be held every Saturday for the month of October at the 400 Harborside, Primary Care Pavillion Suite 112 from 8-12 pm on the East End. On the West End at UTMB Health Pediatrics Primary Care - Island West on 6416 Broadway. Families can call the access center 409-772-2222 or schedule through MyChart. Parents can get vaccinated at the same time as their kids and the vaccine is recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older. In addition, free COVID vaccines for all ages 12 years and older.

 

 HAPPY OCTOBER! FALL CARNIVAL IS THIS 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. Note that attractions can have multiple sponsors. Please see the attached form for more information and look for additional upcoming communication! Order form for wristbands and lunches COMING SOON!

 

PTO PARENT EDUCATION EVENT COMING SOON!

 Covid Vaccine and School Aged Children

TODAY is the last day to submit your questions for our medical advisor, please do so HERE by 3 pm today.

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. 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

  

 

 UPCOMING DATES

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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: Early Release & Fall Carnival

Kindergarten: Halloween Costumes

1st-5th Grades: Halloween T-shirt with jeans or uniform bottoms

*Remember to wear your green polos on Tuesdays for chapel and your plaid/oxford shirts/blazers/ties on Thursdays for chapel!

 

 

 

 

FACULTY & STAFF SPOTLIGHT

 

 Meet Ron Cordero

We are delighted to introduce you to our Director of Facilities & Maintenance, Mr. Ron Cordero. Mr. Cordero and his family left the Windy City of Chicago and relocated to Galveston seven years ago. He met his college sweetheart, Yvette, and married her upon graduating. They started a family that now includes two beautiful grandsons. His life scripture has been Matthew 6:33 “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you.” To his colleagues, he would say that every time he has wholeheartedly put the above scripture into practice, God has been faithful and true to bless beyond anything he could ever have deserved. He adds that it’s a high honor partnering with everyone of you as we guide this next generation into the future. We couldn't do anything we do without you, Mr. Ron Cordero, and we thank you for your heart of service!

PTO CORNER

Here's what's happening on Galveston Island for your cultural enrichment:

Now until Saturday, 10/2: Friends of Rosenberg Library 1/2 Price Book Sale

 Saturday 10/9 - Sunday, 10/10: Galveston Greek Festival

Saturday, 10/16: East End Historical District Fall Garden Tour

Saturday, 10/16 - Sunday, 10/17: Grand Opera House Artober Fest

Friday, 10/22 - Saturday, 10/23: Island Oktoberfest

 

 OCTOBER FACULTY & STAFF BIRTHDAYS

October 2 - Lisa Higgins, Middle School History Teacher

October 16 - Rea Sader, 4th Grade Teacher

October 21 - Kelli Acosta, Middle School Science Teacher

"Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

-John 14:6

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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 9-10-2021

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ALPHA & OMEGA STUDENTS

 

We are very proud of our Alpha & Omega Society inductees for 2021-2022. These students have attended Trinity Episcopal School from Kindergarten through 8th grade. We thank them and their families for their long-time commitment to TES. Congratulations to Sam Mixon, James Beasley, Creighton Garcia, Diego Clark, Sophie Kirschner, Christian DeOre, Cole O'Connor, Rosa Koplin, Eli Dean, Hannah Garrison, and Charlotte Cook. 

 

THANK YOU FOR MEETING THE CHALLENGE

Congratulations to the Trinity Chargers on a record-breaking year of annual giving. To learn more about the Annual Fund and celebrate a season of unprecedented fundraising from 2020-2021, please take a look at our Annual Report found HERE. Thank you for partnering with us to fulfill the mission of Trinity Episcopal School. 

 

TES FAMILIES INVOLVED IN HURRICANE IDA VOLUNTEER WORK

Way to go, Chargers! Lower School students Drew Kelso, Ebie & Vivian Ortiz, and Sophia Protz were recent volunteers with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce Donation Drive for victims of Hurricane Ida. Our school community has been involved in multiple relief efforts and we thank you for your donations!

 

PTO LUAU IS TONIGHT!

Please join us THIS EVENING from 5:30-7 pm on campus at the playground to celebrate the beginning of the school year and the new PTO season! Of course attendance is optional and we urge any members of our school community experiencing any symptoms to please stay home. We are committed to having a safe, fun, outdoor event and abiding by CDC compliance for large gatherings. If attending PTO Luau, please do your best to stay 3 feet apart and keep space when having conversations. We will also provide masks for anyone who needs to use the restroom facilities indoors at the MAC. See you tonight!

 

 BACK TO SCHOOL AUCTION ENDS TONIGHT!

CLICK HERE to access the auction! Bidding ends at 6:30 p.m. and winners will be announced TONIGHT!

 

TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY FOR HURRICANE IDA DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has donated items for Louisiana hurricane relief. Today is the last day to drop off contributions at Trinity Episcopal School and we need your donations by today at 12 pm. All items will be driven to Houma, Louisiana on Sunday, September 12th. For more information, please see attached flyer or contact Meghann Nash with the Nash Family Project at meghann.nash@gmail.com or (409) 457-3152.

 

TRINITY CHURCH ACOLYTE TRAINING

 

Calling all TEC kids age 7 & up! Join our Acolyte Group!

Training: Tuesday, October 5 - 6:00 p.m. or Sunday, October 10 - 11:45 a.m. In the Sanctuary

Interested? Current acolyte? Join Us! All children ages 7 and up are invited to serve as acolytes during our worship services at Trinity. Come to one of these times for training and get set on the schedule! Watch for more info soon! ~ Trinity Episcopal Church ~

 

 

Stay tuned for the big reveal of 2021-2022's Annual Fund theme coming in the next few weeks!

 UPCOMING DATES

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FRIDAY, 9/10: PTO Back To School Luau

Back to School Auction Winners Announced

 

 

 

 

 

PTO CORNER

This corner will alternate between PTO news and faculty/staff spotlights. We are looking forward to kicking off our PTO events tonight with the PTO Luau and hope you will stay informed with everything we have planned for the year!

Stay tuned for more information regarding our Parent Education Event in October. We hope to bring you meaningful, informative, and relevant information.

As a part of our Cultural Education piece, we will be letting you know about cultural events happening in Galveston. Upcoming events include:

Saturday, October 9th: Galveston Arts Center Art Walk

Saturday & Sunday, October 16th-17th: Grand Opera House Artober Fest

Friday-Sunday, October 22nd-24th: Galveston Oktoberfest

 SEPTEMBER FACULTY & STAFF BIRTHDAYS

September 8 - Ron Cordero, Maintenance/Facilities 

September 11 - Courtney Carnes, PK4 Teacher

September 13 - Joan Newton, 4th Grade Teacher

September 16 - Arden Cragar, 1st Grade Teacher

 September 19 - Maria Wheeler, PK3 Teacher

"The law of the Lord is perfectand revives the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure and gives wisdom to the innocent."

-Psalm 19:7

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Week At A Glance 9-3-2021

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PTO LUAU - ONE WEEK AWAY!

Please mark your calendars for Friday, September 10th at 5:30 pm for PTO Luau. We are excited to bring back this much loved Trinity tradition. This will be an evening of outdoor fun and games with a chance to get involved in Trinity PTO. For any questions, please email Director of Development, Shannan Pfeifer, at spfeifer@tesgalv.org or PTO President, Lynsey Ginsberg, at lynseyginsberg@hotmail.com

 

ONE WEEK LEFT TO BID ON BACK TO SCHOOL AUCTION!

Our much-anticipated VIP packages are back + Head of School for the day! For the first time ever, we are also offering a Beginning School VIP package up for auction. Bidding is officially open and winners will be announced at PTO Luau on September 10th. CLICK HERE to access the auction! All proceeds benefit the 2021-2022 Annual Fund and provide TES with critical unrestricted funds. Be sure to check out each package online, here's a sampling of what's in the Lower School VIP Package: 

*Preferred seating at all TES school events (Lessons & Carols, May Fete, Honors Day, etc.)

*Campus VIP Parking Spot

 *Lunch with Mark Ravelli, Head of School

*Two Hour Tutoring or Organizing Session with TES Faculty

*$50 Gift Card to Mills Wear Uniform Company

*$50 Gift Card to Fall Book Fair

*Free Childcare for Parents' Night Outs

*Free Admission to Fall Carnival

*4 tickets to any TES Home Game

*Charger Spirit Gear

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FOR HURRICANE IDA RELIEF

If you feel called to volunteer to help the victims of Hurricane Ida, there is a local service project being organized by a TES family, which will benefit residents of Houma, Louisiana. Please drop off all donations (see attached flyer for details) at the front office of TES Lower School by Friday, September 10th. All items will be driven to Houma, Louisiana on Sunday, September 12th. For more information, please contact Meghann Nash with the Nash Family Project at meghann.nash@gmail.com or (409) 457-3152.

 

CLAY CUP STUDIOS COMING TO EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM!

 

NEW SAFEGUARDING CLASS ANNOUNCED

It's not too late to take part in a Safeguarding Class if you have the desire to be a Trinity volunteer! We have recently added an additional Safeguarding Class to our schedule, which will be held Wednesday, September 8th at 5:30 pm. You cannot just show up to the class, you must email our Safeguarding Director, Rachel Brown, at rbrown@tesgalv.org to start the mult-step Safeguarding process.

 

REMINDER ON STUDENT ABSENCES 

Lower School Parents,

If your child is staying home due to an illness or a planned absence, we ask that you please email the classroom teacher and Cc the Front Office and Lower School Coordinator. Thank you for your continuous support!

Front Office: Leah Tovar at ltovar@tesgalv.org

Lower School Coordinator: Taylor Williams at twilliams@tesgalv.org

 

TES COVID POLICY QUICK SHEET

We have created a brief FAQ to answer your most basic, yet critical COVID questions. This was taken directly from our COVID Health, Safety, and Facilities Governing Document and developed in collaboration with Galveston County Health District. Please follow the guidelines below if you should experience a COVID-19 exposure or test positive. We are doing an excellent job maintaining a safe campus; keep up the good work!

 


Accepting the Challenge

We want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who donated to the 2020-2021 "Meeting The Challenge" Annual Fund Campaign! Thanks to your efforts, we broke the record for highest dollar amount in Trinity Episcopal School's history. You raised over $133 thousand dollars and we had the most number of Headmaster Level & Above gifts EVER! Congrats on a job well done, Trinity Chargers! Stay tuned for what we have planned for the upcoming year...

 UPCOMING DATES

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MONDAY, 9/6: Labor Day Holiday

WEDNESDAY, 9/8: Safeguarding Class at 5:30 pm

Clay Cup Studios classes begin after school

FRIDAY, 9/10: PTO Back To School Luau

Back to School Auction Winners Announced

 

 

 

 

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

 Meet Annie Blancken

We are thrilled to have Mrs. Blancken, our new music/choir teacher at TES! Annie Byrom Blancken is a BOI who was raised in Austin but came back to Galveston as fast as she could! Annie’s mom, Sally Byrom, was a teacher at Trinity when Annie was born, so being a Trinity charger runs in the family! Annie has a bachelor’s degree in music education from Baylor University and a master's in choral conducting from The University of Texas at Austin. She has been a teacher for 12 years and has taught choir and musical theater for middle and high school. Annie has performed in many professional singing organizations, including the Houston Chamber Choir and Chorus Austin. She loves spending time with her family, especially her husband Mark and son Jackson who is a  kindergartener at Trinity.

 SEPTEMBER FACULTY & STAFF BIRTHDAYS

September 8 - Ron Cordero, Maintenance/Facilities 

September 11 - Courtney Carnes, PK4 Teacher

September 13 - Joan Newton, 4th Grade Teacher

September 16 - Arden Cragar, 1st Grade Teacher

 September 19 - Maria Wheeler, PK3 Teacher

"Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes, and I shall keep it to the end. Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; I shall keep it with all my heart."

-Psalm 119:33-34

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Week At A Glance 8-27-2021

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A RETURN TO CHAPEL

We are very happy to be back in the sanctuary of Trinity Episcopal Church to celebrate our bi-weekly chapel services. We love continuing the tradition of having our 8th grade students partnered with our Kindergarten students. Rector Jimmy Abbott has also been a welcome addition to chapel! We look forward to bringing our students diverse ecumenical speakers from all local faith backgrounds and leaders in the local non-profit and philanthropic community. This is also an excellent opportunity for our students to showcase their public speaking skills!

 

PTO LUAU

 Please mark your calendars for Friday, September 10th at 5:30 pm for PTO Luau. We are excited to bring back this much loved Trinity tradition. This will be an evening of outdoor fun and games with a chance to get involved in Trinity PTO. For any questions, please email Director of Development, Shannan Pfeifer, at spfeifer@tesgalv.org or PTO President, Lynsey Ginsberg at lynseyginsberg@hotmail.com

 

YOUR NEW PTO EXECUTIVE BOARD

Congratulations to the new Trinity PTO Executive Board, which was approved by a 94% affirmative vote yesterday among Trinity parents and teachers. We look forward to their leadership this year and all the plans that PTO has in place to advance TES. If you'd like to get more involved in PTO, please watch for the upcoming volunteer form that will be distributed. We also encourage you to nominate others or self-nominate when we have our official election in the spring of 2022. 

 

BACK TO SCHOOL AUCTION

 Our much-anticipated VIP packages are back + Head of School for the day! For the first time ever, we are also offering a Beginning School VIP package up for auction. Bidding is officially open and winners will be announced at PTO Luau on September 10th. CLICK HERE to access the auction! All proceeds benefit the 2021-2022 Annual Fund and provide TES with critical unrestricted funds. 

 

CLAY CUP STUDIOS COMING TO EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM!

 

YEARBOOKS HAVE ARRIVED

2020-2021 Yearbooks are here! If you ordered a yearbook last school year, your student should be bringing it home this week – we are so proud of our previous 8th grader’s work and finishing a yearbook in Covid times! We have a limited quantity of extra books available for purchase, $45 each. If you would like to purchase an extra book, please email Melanie Buck mbuck@tesgalv.org

 

6TH GRADERS EMBARK ON READING CHALLENGE

Mrs. Boeh recently experienced her favorite day of the year - introducing independent reading to her 6th grade classes! The goal is for each student to read 40 books this year and they are well on their way.

 

TES SPIRIT DAY

For those of you who are new to Trinity, we wanted to let you know about our Spirit Day tradition. On the first Friday of every month, your child is allowed to wear a Trinity t-shirt and jeans or uniform bottoms. GO CHARGERS!

 

NEW SAFEGUARDING CLASS ANNOUNCED

It's not too late to take part in a Safeguarding Class if you have the desire to be a Trinity volunteer! We have recently added an additional Safeguarding Class to our schedule, which will be held Wednesday, September 8th at 5:30 pm. You cannot just show up to the class, you must email our Safeguarding Director, Rachel Brown, at rbrown@tesgalv.org to start the mult-step Safeguarding process.

 

CLOISTER HALL STUDIO

Just a reminder that Cloister Hall Studio will be setting up its schedule and resuming on-campus lessons next week (8/23/21). Whether you are returning or interested in beginning lessons for string instruments, percussion, or piano, please get in touch with Mr. Duhon.

409-750-1627 | cloisterhallstudio@gmail.com

 

WE LOVE CHOPIN MON AMI

If you'd like to take part in our catered lunch program, please email TES Finance Director, Melanie Buck, at mbuck@tesgalv.org to bill your account. Lunches are $7.50 and can be billed 20 at a time or individually. See the attached menu for September!

 

PARENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES SIGN-UP EXPIRING SOON

If you'd like to volunteer at Trinity this year, you have FIVE days left to complete this form!! Please fill out the Parent Volunteer Form HERE and indicate your desired placement. We will be in touch with you as each project approaches its start date. Thank you for making TES the best it can possibly be, we couldn't do it without our volunteers! *Please fill out this form by August 31st!*

 

NEW AIR PURIFIERS FOR ALL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

Thanks to your generous Annual Fund contributions, we were recently able to purchase air purifiers for Library, Music, Art, and Spanish classrooms. We are grateful to all families who make Annual Fund a priority as this allows us to purchase supplies, add innovative curriculum, and enhance the overall Trinity experience. Thank you, Annual Fund!

Accepting the Challenge

We want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who donated to the 2020-2021 "Meeting The Challenge" Annual Fund Campaign! Thanks to your efforts, we broke the record for highest dollar amount in Trinity Episcopal School's history. You raised over $133 thousand dollars and we had the most number of Headmaster Level & Above gifts EVER! Congrats on a job well done, Trinity Chargers! Stay tuned for what we have planned for the upcoming year...

 UPCOMING DATES

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FRIDAY, 9/3: TES Spirit Day (wear Trinity T-shirt and jeans or uniform bottoms)

MONDAY, 9/6: Labor Day Holiday

WEDNESDAY, 9/8: Safeguarding Class at 5:30 pm

FRIDAY, 9/10: PTO Back To School Luau

Back to School Auction Winners Announced

 

 

 

 

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

 

 Meet Coach Jacob Simon

Jacob is a great new addition to our Trinity faculty as our new athletics coach. He is from Galveston and graduated from Ball High School in 2015. Jacob graduated from Bryan University with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and Professional Fitness Training. He is a former left-handed pitcher for the New York Mets Organization and for the past five years he has organized and coached various camps for athletes ages 7-22 years old. In 2019 he got married to his wife, Ashley, and they have a 1-year-old German Shepherd Pointer named Riley and a 2-month old Dalmatian named Piper. He enjoys working out, hiking, walks on the beach, spending time with family and friends, and anything that has to do with being outside. We are proud to have you as a Charger, Coach Simon!

 AUGUST FACULTY & STAFF BIRTHDAYS

August 15 - Kelly Schwab, Learning Lab Director

August 17 - Francie Buergler, Kindergarten Teacher

August 18 - Jena Krinock, 2nd Grade Teacher

August 21 - Ernesto Gallegos, K-5 Spanish Teacher

"Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are of a fearful heart, ‘Be strong, do not fear!'"

-Isaiah 35:3-4

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Week At A Glance 8-20-2021

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WHAT A GREAT FIRST WEEK! 

We hope that every single one of our students had an outstanding first week of school! As faculty & staff, we can't tell you how happy we are to have all of you back on campus and ready to learn. Seeing your smiling faces each day inspires us and reminds us why we have put in the hard work. Let's make it an exceptional school year and HAPPY FRIDAY! Enjoy your weekend! 

 

THANK YOU, TRINITY MOMS, FOR YOUR PRAYERS & SUPPORT

We want to thank Hayley Hardcastle, Mom of TES Chargers Hayden (4th Grade) & Holdyn (PK3) for organizing this year's TES Prayer Walk. Several Moms of Trinity students met yesterday morning after drop-off to pray specific blessings over our campus and for each and every staff & faculty member, as well as, each individual Trinity student. We are grateful to have such devoted parents and we hope this will become an annual event! If you'd like to be involved or would like more information (see attachment) or please email Hayley at hayley@hhdesignhouse.com. We love our Trinity parents!

 

CLOISTER HALL STUDIO

Just a reminder that Cloister Hall Studio will be setting up its schedule and resuming on-campus lessons next week (8/23/21). Whether you are returning or interested in beginning lessons for string instruments, percussion, or piano, please get in touch with Mr. Duhon.

409-750-1627 | cloisterhallstudio@gmail.com

 

CATERED LUNCHES ARE BACK!

We are pleased to announced that Trinity will again offer students, faculty, and staff high quality, catered options for lunch. We are proud to have Todd Schott with Chopin Mon Ami as a partner and we look forward to bringing you healthy, delicous meals! The menu for August is attached here and can always be found on the home page of our website. Lunches are $7.50 each and can be purchased in quantities of 20 for $150 (or billed individually.) Students will let their teacher know each morning if they are having a catered lunch. If you'd like to sign up for this option, please email our Finance Director, Melanie Buck (mbuck@tesgalv.org), to have your account billed. 

 

PARENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

NEW this year! Our Parent Volunteer Form has gone digital! If you're looking to give back to your child's school, while also forming friendships and stepping into a great role in our Charger community, we would love to have you! Please fill out the Parent Volunteer Form HERE and indicate your desired placement. We will be in touch with you as each project approaches its start date. Thank you for making TES the best it can possibly be, we couldn't do it without our volunteers! *Please fill out this form by August 31st!*

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TES CHARGER DANCERS!

 

We are very proud of our very own 6th Grade Trinity Chargers, Isabella Zatarain & Sara Sonderfan, who recently competed at a national dance competion in Los Angeles for DLS. Congratulations to Isabella & Sara, who along with their team, took home the 1st place trophy in their division! They have trained for hours and competed against dancers from all over the U.S. to acheive this goal. Way to represent the best of TES, Isabella & Sara!

 

 AUGUST 22ND AT TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Accepting the Challenge

We want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who donated to the 2020-2021 "Meeting The Challenge" Annual Fund Campaign! Thanks to your efforts, we broke the record for highest dollar amount in Trinity Episcopal School's history. You raised over $133 thousand dollars and we had the most number of Headmaster Level & Above gifts EVER! Congrats on a job well done, Trinity Chargers! Stay tuned for what we have planned for the upcoming year...

 UPCOMING DATES

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SATURDAY, 8/21: Safeguarding God's Children Class, 9-11 am

SUNDAY, 8/22: Rev. Jimmy Abbott's First Sunday, Blessing of the Backpacks

MONDAY, 9/6: Labor Day Holiday

FRIDAY, 9/10: PTO Back To School Luau

 

 

 

 

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT 

 

Meet Ms. Anna Hyatt

Ms. Anna Hyatt works in our Middle School as the Middle School Coordinator. She is a BOI and a TES graduate, Class of 2003. She has a B.S. in Kinesiology from The University of Texas at Austin, Class of 2011. A fun fact about Ms. Hyatt – while on campus at UT, she had the distinct honor of being Hook ‘Em, the UT mascot. She has two fur babies, Dobby and Luna, and obviously is a fan of Harry Potter. This is Ms. Hyatt’s 9th year at Trinity as a staff member, but she has spent 20 years on campus! Ms. Hyatt has a passion for the weirdness that is middle school; she loves to help students feel included, heard, and seen and strives for each student to become an independent learner that is ready for high school. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing fetch with her dogs, traveling, gardening, and watching Astros baseball! 

Dobby & Luna living the good life!

 AUGUST FACULTY & STAFF BIRTHDAYS

August 15 - Kelly Schwab, Learning Lab Director

August 17 - Francie Buergler, Kindergarten Teacher

August 18 - Jena Krinock, 2nd Grade Teacher

August 21 - Ernesto Gallegos, K-5 Spanish Teacher

"If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples."

-John 15:7-8

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Week At A Glance 8-13-2021

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WELCOME BACK CHARGERS!

Over the course of the summer months and especially as we all collectively experience this fourth wave of COVID 19, I want to thank the individuals who helped shape Trinity Episcopal School's Health & Safety Policy. Our response to COVID 19 can be found HERE in our Health, Safety and Facilities Governing Document and as an attachment to this WAG. I urge you to read all communications as this is an ever-evolving situation. We will get through this together and as stated many times, our number one priority is the health and safety of all individuals on campus, as well as, a strong commitment to in-person instruction. -Mark Ravelli, Head of School

 

NEW PLAYGROUND INSTALLED TO KICK OFF THE SCHOOL YEAR

Out with the old and in with the new! When you return to campus next week, you will be greeted by a brand new, bigger and better playground! Thank you to our Facilitiies Manager, Ron Cordero, for all of his hard work on this project. We also thank all of you who donated to Annual Fund, as the dollars raised through that campaign allow us to implement these improvements.

 

CATERED LUNCHES ARE BACK!

We are pleased to announced that Trinity will again offer students, faculty, and staff high quality, catered options for lunch. We are proud to have Todd Schott with Chopin Mon Ami as a partner and we look forward to bringing you healthy, delicous meals! The menu for August is attached here and can always be found on the home page of our website. Lunches are $7.50 each and can be purchased in quantities of 20 for $150. Students will let their teacher know each morning if they are having a catered lunch. If you'd like to sign up for this option, please email our Finance Director, Melanie Buck (mbuck@tesgalv.org), to have your account billed. 

 

 PARENT ORIENTATION

Please make plans to join us this Monday, August 16th for Parent Orientation at 6 pm. This event is adults only! After a brief program in the santuary at Trinity Episcopal Church, you will be able to depart for your child(ren)'s classrooms. If you are a brand new family to TES or a Trinity Ambassador, don't forget that we will have our Mixer on the garth at 5 pm. 

 

PARENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

NEW this year! Our Parent Volunteer Form has gone digital! If you're looking to give back to your child's school, while also forming friendships and stepping into a great role in our Charger community, we would love to have you! Please fill out the Parent Volunteer Form HERE and indicate your desired placement. We will be in touch with you as each project approaches its start date. Thank you for making TES the best it can possibly be, we couldn't do it without our volunteers! *Please fill out this form by August 31st!*

 

UNIFORMS UPDATE

We understand that there are several students who have uniforms backordered from Mills due to a strain on their supply chain. We are understanding of this situation and will work with you to accomodate your children. Also, remember that there is a Used Uniform Closet on campus (Randall Hall/Cafeteria). Each item is $4 and you can pay via cash, check, or have it billed to your account. There is always new inventory coming in, so you never know what you may find!

 

PLEASE WELCOME TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH'S NEW RECTOR!

Led by the Holy Spirit and supported by your prayers, the Vestry has accepted the recommendation of the Search Committee and called The Reverend Jimmy Abbott to be the 12th Rector of our beloved Trinity Church. We all unanimously and firmly believe that Jimmy is the right person to lead us in the next phase in our mission to fulfill God’s purposes for us both individually and as a community of faith.

I am filled with joy and gratitude as I bring this welcome news. Jimmy, his wife Maggie, and their seven-year-old daughter Lydia (an incoming TES second grader) are excited to be joining us. The Search Committee is excited. The Vestry is excited. Everyone is excited and we believe that you will be, too!

Jimmy will be introducing himself to you all very soon. His first Sunday at Trinity is August 22. We invite you to join us for an outdoor celebration immediately following the 10:30 am service on the garth. There will be a fun surprise for the kids and refreshments! -Susan Duif, Senior Warden

Accepting the Challenge

We want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who donated to the 2020-2021 "Meeting The Challenge" Annual Fund Campaign! Thanks to your efforts, we broke the record for highest dollar amount in Trinity Episcopal School's history. You raised over $133 thousand dollars and we had the most number of Headmaster Level & Above gifts EVER! Congrats on a job well done, Trinity Chargers! Stay tuned for what we have planned for the upcoming year...

 UPCOMING DATES

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MONDAY, 8/16: Trinity Ambassadors Mixer, 5 pm on The Garth

Parent Orientation, 6 pm in the Trinity Episcopal Church Sanctuary

TUESDAY, 8/17: Beginning School Meet & Greet, 10 am-12 pm

WEDNESDAY, 8/18: First Day of School!

SATURDAY, 8/21: Safeguarding God's Children Class, 9-11 am

MONDAY, 9/6: Labor Day Holiday

FRIDAY, 9/10: PTO Back To School Luau

 

 

 

 

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT 

 

Meet Mr. Ernesto Gallegos

Please give a warm welcome to Ernesto Gallegos, our new K-5 Spanish teacher! Ernesto Américo Gallegos was born in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México and came to America with his parents, as a resident alien in 1978. Ernesto has two younger brothers, grew up in Weatherford Texas, and graduated Weatherford High in 1996. That year Ernesto became a citizen of the United States, through the process of naturalization. He graduated from Weatherford College with an associate of arts in 2016 and was awarded the 2016 WC Spanish student of the year award. Ernesto graduated from Midwestern State University in December 2018 with a B.A.A.S.(Bachelors of applied arts and science) with a concentration in Human Services. He is excited to be the TES K-5th grade Spanish teacher and is closely working with Ms. Mota to ensure a smooth transition. He loves Galveston, running along the seawall, and the arts! He is currently training for the 50th Houston half marathon in January. He states, “children are our future, I became a teacher because of my love for the students, and the Spanish language! God bless each and every one of us.”

 AUGUST FACULTY & STAFF BIRTHDAYS

August 15 - Kelly Schwab, Learning Lab Director

August 17 - Francie Buergler, Kindergarten Teacher

August 18 - Jena Krinock, 2nd Grade Teacher

"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance."

-Ecclesiastes 3:1-4

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