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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or PTO President, Lynsey Ginsberg at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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.
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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 email@example.com 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!
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...
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
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!'"