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Holy Trinity Episcopal School

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Special Message About This Week

Greetings Titan family,

This week’s message is being sent on Wednesday due to the end of the year events coming on Friday. While I will have additional reflections to share about our year soon, I felt it is important to send this message today.

In the wake of the tragic events in Uvalde, we grieve for the families and communities affected by this violence and pray for God to comfort them in their time of need. We also hug our children a little tighter and appreciate the love and support our staff provides. Events like this are emotional, and each of us are processing this senseless act in our own way. As a community that specifically chose compassion as a core value, times like this are particularly challenging as we empathize with the families of all the students and staff at Robb Elementary School.

It is also normal for concerns about safety and security to come up. Holy Trinity takes the safety and security of your children very seriously. As a matter of act, the first key to delivering the Titan Experience is the safety of our students and staff. We also made a significant investment in upgrading our safety and security systems as part of the campus renovation.

This included:

  • Key fob security controlled access to all exterior doors
  • High definition security cameras on each corner of the building, at the driveway entrance, and facing each main entry into school
  • New fire and intruder alert systems
  • A security entrance vestibule that includes remote access into the building from the entry
  • Interior window shade covers to block visibility into classes
  • Key fob access gates at the entrances to the parking lot
  • Controlled access to gates leading into the playground

As part of our summer preparations, we routinely evaluate our protocols for keeping students and staff safe. We will do so again this summer with an eye on doing all we can to maintain the safe and secure environment that allows our students to thrive.

Before I mention the events coming up, I want to take a moment to announce the addition of a new member to our faculty.

Mrs. Stacy Rowley is joining our team to teach 4th and 5th grade Math and Science. Stacy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Sam Houston State University and is certified in Math, Science, and  ESL. She has been teaching since 2013 with stints in Jarrell ISD, Magnolia ISD, and Klein ISD. She and her family have recently moved to the Atascocita area which prompted her search for a new teaching role, as well as, a new school home for her son (who will be in our Kindergarten class). Stacy is experienced with working with both gifted and talented students and students in need of content recovery.

As a result of her hiring, Mr. Waller’s role will change slightly. He is now scheduled to teach 4th and 5th grade Language Arts and Social Studies. This staffing adjustment does not affect the structure of 4th and 5th grade. The grades will not be combined and will operate independently of each other.

Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Rowley to the Titan community!

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

Important Dates, 2022-2023

Click here to see the important calendar dates for the 2022-2023 school year

Used Uniforms

If you have used uniforms to donate to the school, please contact Ms. Escalante.

Final Report Cards

Final report cards will be available soon. You will receive a message when they are ready to be viewed. We anticipate having them ready by the end of next week.

Summer Math/Reading

Teachers in 1st – 5th grade are putting together summer math/reading suggestions for students. The intent is to provide families with guidance on how to help children minimize any “learning loss” that often takes place over the summer. Please look for this information from your teacher and let him/her know if you have any questions.

End of the Year Ceremonies (Friday, May 27)

Please note the following details regarding the end of the year ceremonies.

  • Each ceremony is scheduled to begin promptly at the published start time.
  • Students are expected to wear Chapel uniforms.
  • Students for whom the ceremony is for are expected to sit with their class.
  • If a sibling’s class is not involved in a ceremony, and you want him/her to be at the ceremony, that student will sit with his/her parents. For example, if your 4K child wants to attend the ceremony for your 4th grade student, the 4K child needs to sit with you during the 1st – 5th grade ceremony.
  • Once the ceremony for your child is over, you are free to check him/her out of school. Please make sure you communicate with your child’s teacher so she/he can make sure all school items are collected and everything is good for the student to check out.
  • All visitors must sign in at the front desk before entering the building.

1st – 5th grade

End of the year ceremonies for 1st – 5th grade will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. Only 1st – 5th grade students are scheduled to be in attendance for this ceremony.

This event is scheduled to end around 10:15 AM. 

Kindergarten

The Kindergarten “graduation” begins at 10:30 AM. Both 3K and 4K will also attend this event, but will not be receiving any awards (Holy Trinity has a long standing tradition of limiting end of the year awards to Kindergarten and up).

This event is scheduled to end around 11:15 AM.

Finally, we appreciate all help with growing our school. Anything you can do to share your positive stories about our school in the community and refer families to us is very helpful. Realizing our vision for the future depends on growing enrollment as close to full (about 130 students) as possible. We are working very hard to reach that goal, but we cannot do it without your help.

 Thank you for your support. If I can help you in any way, please let me know.

It’s a great time to be a Titan,

A Music Finale Thank You!

Greetings Titan family,

Thank you to everyone involved in this morning’s music performance. It was a great show and so much fun! Special thanks goes to Ms. Bernie, Mrs. Wicks, and the faculty who have worked so hard to get our students ready for the show.

Great job!

Here are this week’s announcements and reminders.

Prospective Family Open House

We are hosting one more prospective family open house. It is on Monday, May 23 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Please help us by telling your friends, neighbors, and colleagues. For more information, please contact Ms. Escalante ([email protected]).

New Family Meet and Greet!

On Monday, May 23 from 4-5:30pm, we are hosting a new family meet and greet. This is a wonderful time to meet new families that have enrolled for 22-23 and begin to build community. All current families are welcome to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Escalante.

Important Dates, 2022-2023

Click here to see the important calendar dates for the 2022-2023 school year

Used Uniforms

If you have used uniforms to donate to the school, please contact Ms. Escalante.

Other Upcoming Events

  • May 23 – 26: Spirit Week
    • May 23: Tacky Tourist Day
    • May 24: Crazy Hair Day
    • May 25: Superhero Day
    • May 26: 80’s Decade Day
  • May 24: Discovery Farm and Garden Informational Meeting, 7:30 am, Commons/Dining Hall
  • May 27: End of the Year Awards and Ceremonies
    • Please wear Chapel Uniforms
    • 9:00 am: 1st – 5th grade End of the Year Ceremony
    • 10:30 am: Kindergarten “Graduation” Ceremony
    • Dismissal on May 27 is after the Kindergarten Ceremony

Finally, we appreciate all help with growing our school. Anything you can do to share your positive stories about our school in the community and refer families to us is very helpful. Realizing our vision for the future depends on growing enrollment as close to full (about 130 students) as possible. We are working very hard to reach that goal, but we cannot do it without your help.

Thank you for your support. If I can help you in any way, please let me know.

It’s a great time to be a Titan,

Lions and Titans and Disney! Oh, My!

Greetings Titan family!

Thank you to everyone who attended this morning’s Pastries with Parents event. It was an awesome way to start our day. Also, I want to recognize the second grade for doing a great job on their production of Androcles and the Lion. You guys were outstanding!

Here are this week’s announcements and reminders.

Prospective Family Open House

We are hosting one more prospective family open house. It is on Monday, May 23 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Please help us by telling your friends, neighbors, and colleagues. For more information, please contact Ms. Escalante ([email protected]).

New Family Meet and Greet!

On Monday, May 23 from 4-5:30pm, we are hosting a new family meet and greet. This is a wonderful time to meet new families that have enrolled for 22-23 and begin to build community. All current families are welcome to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Escalante.

Other Upcoming Events

    • May 14: Fun with Sons – Bring your son for an afternoon (11am – 1pm) of activities. Lunch (provided) is at noon. Pack a towel and extra clothes. It may get a little messy!
    • May 18: Clash of the Titans – Our Annual Field Day to determine which team (Red or Blue) is this year’s Spirit Champion!
    • May 20: “A Dream Is A Wish” Songs from Disney and Other Popular Children’s Movies – Come this morning (9am) to hear our final school-wide music performance of the year.
    • May 27: End of the Year Awards and Ceremonies

Finally, we appreciate all help with growing our school. Anything you can do to share your positive stories about our school in the community and refer families to us is very helpful. Realizing our vision for the future depends on growing enrollment as close to full (about 130 students) as possible. We are working very hard to reach that goal, but we cannot do it without your help.

 Thank you for your support. If I can help you in any way, please let me know.

It’s a great time to be a Titan,

With Much Gratitude

Greetings Titan family!

As we wrap up Teacher Appreciation Week, I want to express my gratitude to all the parents who have helped make this week special. I speak for all the staff when I thank you for all the hard work and thoughtfulness put into making us feel appreciated this week. We are blessed to have the opportunity to partner with you in your child’s education and we look forward to continuing this journey with you.

I also want to thank Ms. Escalante for her work to coordinate the teacher appreciation week events with our parents while also preparing our Celebration of the Arts event with Ms. Henderson and Mrs. Nicholls. Great job, arts team!

There are still more events coming soon. Please note the following:

Prospective Family Open House

We are hosting two more prospective family open houses. They are scheduled for Monday, May 9 and Monday, May 23 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Please help us by telling your friends, neighbors, and colleagues. For more information, please contact Ms. Escalante ([email protected]).

Other Upcoming Events

    • May 13: Pastries with Parents and 2nd Grade Show – Come for the pastries (7:50am – 8:15am) for breakfast and stay to see the 2nd grade perform on stage!
    • May 14: Fun with Sons – Bring your son for an afternoon (11am – 1pm) of activities. Lunch (provided) is at noon. Pack a towel and extra clothes. It may get a little messy!
    • May 18: Clash of the Titans – Our Annual Field Day to determine which team (Red or Blue) is this year’s Spirit Champion!
    • May 20: “A Dream Is A Wish” Songs from Disney and Other Popular Children’s Movies – Come this morning (9am) to hear our final school-wide music performance of the year.
    • May 27: End of the Year Awards and Ceremonies

Finally, as summer approaches, we still need your help with growing our school. Anything you can do to share your positive stories about our school in the community and refer families to us is very helpful. Realizing our vision for the future depends on growing enrollment as close to full (about 130 students) as possible. We are working very hard to reach that goal, but we cannot do it without your help.

 Thank you for your support. If I can help you in any way, please let me know.

It’s a great time to be a Titan,

A May Full of Events

Greetings Titan family!

There are many events coming soon. This week’s message is a reminder for you to mark your calendar.

Prospective Family Open House

We are hosting two more prospective family open houses. They are scheduled for Monday, May 9 and Monday, May 23 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Please help us by telling your friends, neighbors, and colleagues. For more information, please contact Ms. Escalante ([email protected]).

Daughter Date Dance

This Sunday, May 1, is our Daughter Date Dance. The event begins at 4PM. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Escalante.

Other Upcoming Events

    • May 4: Star Wars Day – Students can wear Star Wars shirts, costumes, etc. Please leave your blasters and lightsabers at home, though. There are a few surprises scheduled as we look forward to this fun day.
    • May 5: Cinco de Mayo/Celebration of the Arts – Join us this morning for a special Music/Spanish performance along with art displays.
    • May 13: Pastries with Parents and 2nd Grade Show – Come for the pastries for breakfast and stay to see the 2nd grade perform on stage!
    • May 14: Fun with Sons – Bring your son for an afternoon of activities!
    • May 18: Clash of the Titans – Our Annual Field Day to determine which team (Red or Blue) is this year’s Spirit Champion!
    • May 20: “A Dream Is A Wish” Songs from Disney and Other Popular Children’s Movies – Come this morning to hear our final school-wide music performance of the year.
    • May 27: End of the Year Awards and Ceremonies

Thank you for your support. We hope to see you soon.

It’s a great time to be a Titan,

Upcoming Events and Staff Update

Greetings Titan family!

In addition to the reminders listed below, I am pleased to announce the hiring of Ms. Ariel Fernandez as our 4K teacher for the 2022 – 2023 school year. Ariel holds a degree in Psychology and has been working as a specialist with Including Kids for a few years. She is very familiar with HTES as she has worked closely with a few of our students that were in the Including Kids program. Most of her work with our students has been in the early childhood classroom, where she is a familiar face.

We are thrilled to have Ariel join our team in 2022. Please join me in welcoming her to the Titan community.

Here are this week’s reminders and upcoming events.

Prospective Family Open House

We are hosting a prospective family open house on Monday, April 25 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Please help us by telling your friends, neighbors, and colleagues.

Other Open House dates include: May 9 and May 23. For more information, please contact Ms. Escalante ([email protected]).

Stanford Testing

Grades 3-5 will have Stanford Testing the week of April 25. Mr. Waller is coordinating these standardized tests. The results are used to help us track student progress and help us identify potential areas of curriculum improvement.

TPA Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Events

We are working on a number of events for both this year and next that need volunteer help. Please contact Ms. Escalante for more information.

  • May 1: Daughter Date Dance
  • May 13: Pastries with Parents
  • May 14: Fun with Sons

There are also other events on the horizon. More information will be coming soon.

  • May 4: Star Wars Day
  • May 5: Cinco de Mayo/Celebration of the Arts
  • May 18: Clash of the Titans (Field Day)
  • May 20: Music performance – The Songs of Disney
  • May 27: End of the Year Ceremonies/Awards

Thank you for your support. We hope to see you soon.

It’s a great time to be a Titan,