TES FAMILY DAY PICNIC IS NEXT FRIDAY!
Join us as our Trinity community gathers outdoors to enjoy food by Rolling Republic BBQ, a TES PTO sponsored open-air photo booth and balloon artist, great music, outdoor games, and family-friendly FUN! Multiple options to support TES are available for all families! Families are highly encouraged to purchase meal and event tickets in advance.
Please CLICK THIS LINK to make your ticket purchases.
We are excited to announce that the Family Day Picnic Raffle is now open! You won't want to miss your opportunity to win the ultimate TES Family Day Picnic Basket! Our prize basket contains so many fun and useful surprises retailed at over $350. Single raffle tickets are available for $10 and 12 ticket bundles cost $100, the winner will be announced at the event.
CLICK HERE to learn more and purchase raffle tickets. Good luck!
SECOND GRADERS EXPERIENCE SPACE TRAVEL UP CLOSE!
2nd Graders enjoyed seeing what the Galveston Causeway looks like from space and learned about Bernoulli’s principle first hand!
Second grade has spent the last few weeks learning about space! We launched our unit by watching International Space Station Space Walk, delved into an informational text, Exploring Space Travel, and learned about trailblazer Mae Jemison, the first Black woman astronaut that traveled to space. Curiosity was sparked within our students after watching the landing of Perseverance on Mars and they began to wonder, what would life be like on another planet? Each student researched a planet and then wrote an opinion piece about a planet they would want to visit.
For the culminating experience, we had a special guest speaker, Aerospace Engineer Christopher Kochling, give an awesome presentation about space! Mr. Kochling brought the International Space Station to life and connected our students’ learning by sharing detailed pictures and history of the ISS, took us on a tour of the space station, and conducted interactive science experiments with the students that made concepts relatable. A big hit was the demonstration of Bernoulli’s principle with a hair dryer and ping pong ball!
Mr. Kochling concluded the presentation with one final picture taken from space of our entire Solar System. At first glance, Earth was so tiny that the photographers believed it was a speck of dust. He emphasized, “If you want to do really cool stuff, it takes a team. The Earth is a really small place, we all have to get along and share.” A big thank you to Mr. Kochling for inspiring our students to stay curious and discover the universe! Fun Fact: Did you know Velcro was invented because of space?!
Students are invited to join Coach Johnson's Chess Scholars program. The program is tailored for both the experienced chess player and the novice, and students of all levels are welcome to participate. Masking, social distancing, and disinfecting policies will be followed. The cost is $15 per class or $90 for the whole program.
Meetings are 3-4 p.m. on Wednesdays and dismissal is at 4 p.m from the MAC. If you have any questions, please email Coach Jeremy Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
TRINITY SPRING SERVICE PROJECT
The National Junior Honor Society is collecting essential items to benefit St. Vincent’s House this spring. The drive will run through the morning of March 11th. NJHS will stock the shelves of St. Vincent’s House of Hope on March 11th with all the donations received! Please see the attached flyer for a list of preferred donation items and email Anna Hyatt with any questions (email@example.com).
Coach Johnson is leading S.P.A.R.Q. Clinics on Fridays at 3-4 p.m. in the MAC. These clinics will focus on your child’s Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction, and Quickness. All students from 1st-8th may attend. Students will be socially distanced and given workouts that parallel their age/grade. Each student can expect a fun challenge at every clinic. Cost is $10/session with payment made to TES or to be billed by the school. Please email Coach Jeremy Johnson for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ANNUAL FUND - Meeting the Challenge
Now more than ever, Trinity needs your support! If you haven't had a chance, please
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THURSDAY, 3/11: Final morning to send in essential items for NJHS Service Project
FRIDAY, 3/12: Bonus Spirit Dress Day
FRIDAY, 3/12:Noon Dismissal and No Extended Day. TES Family Day Picnic, anytime between 12-5 p.m.
MONDAY, 3/15 - FRIDAY, 3/19: Spring Break
Meet Mrs. Anne Charpentier
Anne Charpentier has been a faculty member at Trinity since 1989. Hired by Budgie Hollamon, whose prerequisite before continuing any interview was, “you’ve got to love children”, Mrs. Charpentier still holds that as a central value in her teaching. In her 32 years at Trinity, Mrs. Charpentier has served as teacher, parent, mentor/advisor for various extra-curricular courses and groups, Director of Admissions, and Assistant Head of School. Currently, she is teaching 6th- 8th grade Spanish. Mrs. Charpentier graduated from the Univeristy of the South at Sewanee. She also completed undergraduate work at The University of Oxford and the University of London. She has attended UHCL for graduate work in English and art.
Mrs. Charpentier’s 3 children (Drew, 25; Thomas, 23; and Jane, 17) are all (Alpha-Omega) Trinity graduates. She adores time with her family and her pastimes include art, photography, writing, reading, and swimming. This past year she has learned to present courses digitally and has enjoyed learning the art of creating educational videos. She wishes the best for each student, and as she often says, she wants for all students to enjoy learning, believe in themselves, and “have a great day!”
UPCOMING FACULTY & STAFF BIRTHDAYS
March 5 - Mark Ravelli, Head of School
"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer."
- Psalm 19:14