Week At A Glance 9-17-2021

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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!




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. 



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.



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! 



 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



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!



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!







 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.


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 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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