Monday Message 4/23/18

Dear Families and Friends of Trinity,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#1: You make a difference.

With warm regards,

Mark Ravelli / Head of School
Trinity Episcopal School
720 Tremont Street Galveston, TX 77550