Head of School’s Blog

Holy Trinity Episcopal School

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Soup Drive and Holiday Events

Greetings Titan family,

The period between Thanksgiving and Christmas is one of excitement and wonder for children (and adults). At school, these weeks are ones in which the balance between recognizing that excitement and moving forward academically can be a challenge at times. Routines, clear expectations, and a sprinkling of fun activities go a long way towards making these weeks both productive and delightful.

Here are some other important items for the week.

Soup Drive Collection

We are currently collecting cans of soup as an extension of our recent food drive. Please consider donating canned or packaged soup. All collections will be sent to Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM). The deadline for donating is December 15.

Holiday Events

Thursday, December 15 will be our school-wide Christmas events day. That morning, grade levels will have planned Christmas activities (details will be shared through your class’ TPA representative and/or teacher). On the same day, we will have our Christmas musical performance in the gym. The show will begin at 1:00pm. Students with family in attendance will be allowed to check out of school after the event with an authorized family member. Otherwise, it is a full day of school with the usual 3:30 dismissal.

Titan Academy

We will NOT have Titan Academy enrichments or after school care on Thursday, December 15, 2022.

Preview of January/February

Once we return from Christmas Break, we will be quite busy. January includes many admissions related items including:

  • Open House
  • Titan for a Day (1st – 5th grade)
  • Titan for a Day (3K-K)
  • Step Up Day

In February, highlights include:

  • Annual Play Day
  • 2023-2024 Re-Enrollment
  • Winter Break
  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast
  • Go Texan Day

It’s a great time to be a Titan,

With Gratitude

Greetings Titan family,

This morning, we held our Grandparents and Special Friends program. Thank you to everyone who visited. We love hosting events and hope you are able to join us again in December when we host a special Christmas program.

On behalf of the faculty and staff, I wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving Break.

Here are some other important items for the week.

December Friday Feasts

December Friday Feasts registration is now open. Please use this link to sign up. This sign up includes the first January feast, too.

Admissions Open House

We are hosting an Open House for prospective families on Monday, November 28 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Please help us spread the word by encouraging your friends, colleagues, and neighbors who may have an interest in our school to join us on November 28.

Titan Academy

We will NOT have Titan Academy enrichments or after school care on the following dates.

  • Friday, November 18, 2022
  • Thursday, December 15, 2022

Please make a note of this on your calendar.

Thank you so much for your partnership and support of our school. We look forward to seeing you again on November 28.

It’s a great time to be a Titan,

Veterans, Food Drive, and Book Fair

Greetings Titan family,

Thank you to everyone who attended this morning’s Veterans Day event. I specifically want to thank Mrs. Wicks and Mrs. Henderson for their efforts. It was a great display of respect and the students did a fantastic job. Well done!

Here are some other important items for the week.

Book Fair Week and Grandparents/Special Friends Day (November 14-18)

The week of November 14 is a special week for us at HTES. Specifically, we host our Book Fair and Grandparents/Special Friends Day.

Book Fair runs from Monday, November 14 – Friday, November 18. Days/times for visiting the Book Fair are:

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:45 – 8:30 am and 2:45 – 3:30 pm
  • Friday: 7:45 – 10:00 am

Friday, November 18 is our Grandparents/Special Friends Day. Details will be shared soon. However, there is a morning presentation and show with performances being prepared by all grades. This show will begin around 8:20 am. It is also a chance for grandparents or special friends to see the campus and visit classes.

The 22nd Annual HTES Food Drive!

Since our founding, one of our annual service projects is the November Food Drive. This year, we are holding our drive until November 18th. All items collected will be donated to an area food bank.

All donations should be non-expired non-perishable foods. Examples include: canned goods, rice, pasta, dry beans, boxes of mac and cheese, and condiments.

Admissions Open House

We are hosting an Open House for prospective families on Monday, November 28 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Please help us spread the word by encouraging your friends, colleagues, and neighbors who may have an interest in our school to join us on November 28.

Titan Academy

We will NOT have Titan Academy enrichments or after school care on the following dates.

  • Friday, November 18, 2022
  • Thursday, December 15, 2022

Please make a note of this on your calendar.

Thank you so much for your partnership and support of our school.

It’s a great time to be a Titan,

Fall Festival Is Here!

Greetings Titan family,

This week, it is all about the Fall Festival! Let’s jump right in.

Fall Festival

Tomorrow (Saturday, November 5) is our 2022 Fall Festival. The event is open from 11am – 3pm. This is a very important event for the school as both a “friend-raiser” and a “fundraiser.” Proceeds from the event go directly towards supporting our teachers and tuition assistance.

Attending the Fall Festival is a highlight of every student’s experience! We strongly encourage families to pre-purchase their activity bands and tickets. Click here to order yours now.

Parking for the event is located at:

San Jacinto Community College: Generation Park Campus

13455 Lockwood Road, Houston, TX 77044

Parking Lot C

Parking is free and includes shuttle service to and from HTES. There will NOT be onsite parking at Holy Trinity available during the event.

For more information about our Fall Festival, please go here.

Here are some other important items for the week.

Monday, November 7

The Astros have had a fantastic season! While we hope for another World Series Championship (to be determined tomorrow or Sunday), celebrating their special season seems appropriate. Therefore, on Monday feel free to wear your Astros and celebrate their achievements.

Honoring Veterans (November 11)

Third grade is doing a special presentation to honor veterans on Friday, November 11 during our assembly time (8:20). All are welcome to attend.

Book Fair Week and Grandparents/Special Friends Day (November 14-18)

The week of November 14 is a special week for us at HTES. Specifically, we host our Book Fair and Grandparents/Special Friends Day.

Book Fair runs from Monday, November 14 – Friday, November 18. Specific times for shopping will be shared soon. This is a great opportunity to get a start on holiday shopping and build your child’s home library.

Friday, November 18 is our Grandparents/Special Friends Day. Details will be shared soon. However, there is a morning presentation and show with performances being prepared by all grades. This show will begin around 8:20 am. It is also a chance for grandparents or special friends to see the campus and visit classes.

Titan Academy

We will NOT have Titan Academy enrichments or after school care on the following dates.

  • Friday, November 18, 2022
  • Thursday, December 15, 2022

Please make a note of this on your calendar.

Thank you so much for your partnership and support of our school.

It’s a great time to be a Titan,

One Week Until Fall Festival!

Greetings Titan family,

Earlier this week, we officially opened the 2023-2024 admissions season with an Open House on October 24. However, our admissions planning is not solely focused on new families. Retaining  and helping current families re-enroll is a critical piece to our school’s health and growth. This past year, we had a record breaking percentage of families re-enroll, and we are looking forward to matching that again this year. That is why I want to share some items related to re-enrolment now to allow you to begin planning.

Re-enrollment will take place in February, as usual. This year, we are also anticipating full enrollment in 3K, 4K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade. Therefore, it will be very important to re-enroll on time in order to secure your child’s place in class. Based on last year and interest we are already getting, any spots not taken by re-enrollment will be filled with new families in March. This has an effect on families applying for tuition assistance, too.

We are working to have the 2023-2024 tuition assistance application ready for mid-January. Tuition assistance applications will be due (for both returning and new families) by mid-February. Returning families will be given priority during the re-enrollment period.

I know it feels like quite a ways off, but 2023 will be here soon. If you have any questions about re-enrolling for the 2023-2024 school year, please contact our Director of Enrollment Management, Emilse Escalante, at [email protected].

Now, here are this week’s reminders and announcements.

Fall Festival

One week from tomorrow (Saturday, November 5) we will host the 2022 Fall Festival from 11am – 3pm. This is a very important event for the school as both a “friend-raiser” and a “fundraiser.” Proceeds from the event go directly towards supporting our teachers and tuition assistance.

Attending the Fall Festival is a highlight of every student’s experience!

We strongly encourage families to pre-purchase their activity bands and tickets. Click here to order yours now.

For more information about our Fall Festival, including a list of activities, food options, and parking availability, please go here.

Monday, October 31

As a reminder, Monday is a regular school uniform day. Please do not send students to school in Halloween costumes on Monday.

Calling All Discovery Farmers!

Have a green thumb? Like being outside in the garden? Want to make a difference at HTES? We are looking for parent volunteers to help with our Discovery Farm Garden. If you are interested in helping, please contact Mr. Silva at [email protected].

Pick-Up Line/Loading Zone

For safety reasons, please do not pass cars in the pick-up line, especially in the loading zone, unless directed to do so by a staff member.

Thank you for your understanding.

Titan Academy

We will NOT have Titan Academy enrichments or after school care on the following dates.

  • Friday, November 18, 2022
  • Thursday, December 15, 2022

Please make a note of this on your calendar.

Thank you so much for your partnership and support of our school.

It’s a great time to be a Titan,

Report Cards and October Events

Greetings Titan family,

We have plenty to share this week, so let’s jump right in. 

Go Astros!

Now, here are a few reminders and announcements for this week.

Calling All Discovery Farmers!

Have a green thumb? Like being outside in the garden? Want to make a difference at HTES? We are looking for parent volunteers to help with our Discovery Farm Garden. If you are interested in helping, please contact Mr. Silva at [email protected].

November Friday Feasts

There is still time to sign up for November’s Friday Feasts. Please use this link.

Pet Supplies Drive (Deadline to donate is October 27)

Second grade is currently leading our annual October Pet Supplies Drive to support a local animal shelter. Students are encouraged to bring in new or gently used items for cats and/or dogs. Classes with the most donations will receive special recognition.

End of the Quarter/Report Card Access

Report cards for the first quarter are now available. To access yours, please log into RenWeb using your parent access information. Once logged in, Report Cards are available under the Student Menu on the left side of the screen. If you are having trouble accessing your report, please let us know.

‘23-’24 Admissions Season Kicks Off Soon!

We are excited to kick off our 2023-2024 admissions season on October 24 from 6-7:30pm with a Prospective Family Open House. Please help us fill our classes by telling your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues about our school. For inquiries, please contact our Director of Enrollment Management, Emilse Escalante, at [email protected] or at [email protected]

Spirit/Red Ribbon Week

Next week, October 24 – 28, is our annual Spirit/Red Ribbon Week. Each day is a designated theme on which students may choose to dress accordingly.

  • Monday, October 24: Say “No” to Bullying – Wear red day 
  • Tuesday, October 25: Peace Out – Wear tie dye day
  • Wednesday, October 26: Good Sportsmanship – Wear your favorite sport/team jersey or shirt day
  • Thursday, October 27: Unite for Kindness, Courage, and Inclusion – Wear orange day
  • Friday, October 28: Halloween Event/Monster Mash (details below)

Halloween Event/Monster Mash/Trunk or Treat

On Friday, October 28, we will do some trick or treating and have a Monster Mash dance party before going to class parties in the afternoon. Costume guidelines include:

  • Costume masks cannot be worn during the school day for safety purposes.
  • Costumes that are overly scary are not allowed – we are young child friendly. Also, blood and gore or images depicting anything of the sort are not allowed.
  • Costume weapons (swords, guns, etc.) need to stay at home.
  • The Head of School has final word on any items or costumes in question.

Ms. Escalante also sent a message recently with details about the event. There is still time to sign up for being a Trunk or Treat participant.

This year we will be hosting a Trunk or Treat out in our parking lot, we are looking for 10-15 vehicles. If you would like to be part of this please sign up using the following link CLICK HERE, deadline to sign up is Friday, October 21st. You will be responsible to decorate your vehicle and also provide candy for the students, when it comes to the decorating please make sure that it is all kid friendly. Also, no candies or chocolates containing any type of nuts since we do have a few nut allergies, and no gum. We have a total of 81 students this year! 

The Trunk or Treat will begin at exactly 1:00pm, set up will begin at 11:30am. We will have the parking lot marked for you to park. If the weather is not in our favor we will move everything inside the gym. Once all of the classes have come through they will head to the gym for our Monster Mash dance party, this will give time for room moms to get ready for classroom parties that will happen from 2:30-3:30pm. Parents are welcome to attend the parties, just make sure you sign in at the front office with Ms. Davis. 

Room moms, please make sure you communicate with the parents in your class and also include your teacher so that we are all on the same page when it comes to your classroom party. We do have a few changes for our Early Childhood classes, Pk3 will have their party in the Specials Room. Pk4 will have their party in the Genius Lab and Kindergarten will have their party in the Dining Hall. Everyone else will have parties in their own classroom. 

Fall Festival

Our Fall Festival is November 5 from 11am – 3pm. We are looking for sponsors, vendors, and volunteers. For more information, please visit our Fall Festival page on our website or email the TPA at [email protected].  

Thank you so much for your partnership and support of our school.

It’s a great time to be a Titan,