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2018-2019 Financial Overview

As we prepare to launch the annual giving campaign, we want to share a snapshot of what happened last year at HSES.
Annual Report
 

A Fund For Excellence

The FFE annual fundraising starts Tuesday, Oct. 15 to seek contributions that support the enriched experience of each child at HSES. Join the collective power to give and help us achieve 100% participation!
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Who Wants a Yard Sign?

For a limited time only, we are offering free yard signs while supplies last. Request a sign before they're all gone, first come-first serve.

Show your HSES spirit by placing a yard sign at home!

Yard Sign Request
 

Pumpkin Decoration Contest

We start the fall season with a Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Contest on Wednesday, Oct. 30, hosted by Saula Valente. Pumpkins of every shape and size will be available for sale at school starting Tuesday, Oct. 15. Pumpkin purchases will automatically register students into the contest.
 
Decorate pumpkins at home and bring back to school by the contest date. A judging committee will decide on the winners for each grade level.
Proceeds from the Pumpkin Contest will fund gardening supplies to supplement outdoor classrooms and beautify our campus.
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Trunk or Treat

One of the most popular Holy Spirit Episcopal Community events is right around the corner and you don't want to miss it on Sunday, Oct. 27!

Contact Chaplain Suzy Spencer to volunteer at (713) 468-7796.
* Outdoor Worship (costumes included) at 5 p.m.
* Family activities and decorate your trunk at 6 p.m.
* Trunk or Treat! at 6:30 p.m.
 

Costume Parades

We continue with the tradition of our little ones parading in their cutest outfits. Please review the schedule for the young groups.
 

Primary School (P3 & P4)

Costume parade Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 8:15 a.m., followed by class celebrations hosted by parent ambassadors.
 

Early Childhood (infants and toddlers)

Costume parade Thursday, Oct. 31 at 11:15 a.m., followed by class celebrations hosted by parent ambassadors. 

* Students can change out of their costumes after the festivities.
 

Student Council

It is with great pride that we announce the 2019-2020 Student Council (StuCo) members, our leaders of today and tomorrow!
Sara Alonso
Isabella Angrisani
Ella Benavides
Nina Bhakta
Catalina Diaz
Catherine Kirkwood
Victoria Lunam
Ella Madden
Elsa Neuman
Fiza Pachloo
Caitlin Smith
Topher Smith
Asher St. Clair-Foster
Savannah Tutor
Donna Xue
 
These young leaders work to make our school and our community better by gifting their time, compassion, expertise and energy.

StuCo events:

  • Middle School Dance Friday, Oct. 18. 
  • Trunk or Treat Sunday, Oct. 27.
  • Fall neighborhood food drive that benefits Fair Haven Food Pantry in November.
  • December Christmas party for first graders at Spring Shadows Elementary School. 
  • Candy sales for Valentine's Day in 2020.
  •  Car Wash in April with proceeds going to Texas Children's Hospital Pediatric Cancer Program and CAP (Citizens for Animal Protection). 
  • Many of the functions are held in conjunction with NJHS (National Junior Honor Society). 
StuCo meets in the Art Room on Tuesdays and Thursdays after chapel to work on projects. Elections are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 18 during advisory so all MS students can vote. Available positions are President (8th grade only), Vice President (7th and 8th-grade students only), Secretary, Historian, Chaplain, and Parliamentarian.

It is going to be the best HSES StuCo year yet!
Carolyn Day, Student Council Advisor
 

Auditions for Musical

Judges with theater experience and background will conduct the auditions on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Auditions for Annie Jr. - the middle school musical - will include cold readings and singing parts from the production.
 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, Nov. 1 for Primary, Lower and Middle School.
*Early Childhood will remain open.

This student holiday allows for Parent-Teacher Conferences to take place throughout the day. Parents will receive sign-ups with details soon.

 

Grandparents and Special Friends Day

Save the date for Friday, Nov. 22 with activities to celebrate our special guests in every division, concluding with an early dismissal for the whole school.
An HSES tradition for more than half a century that honors the grandparents and family members that occupy a special place in the big hearts of our little ones. 
 

Parenting with Positive Discipline

Join us Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library for a parent talk with Susan Meriwether, M.A. Susan will share strategies to raise well-behaved children with balanced discipline based on the renowned book by Dr. Jane Nelsen.

Parents will also learn how to discipline without having to choose between the extremes of strictness or leniency. 
 

Don't be Late, Save the Date!

The Holy Spirit Episcopal Community is proud to announce the Auction theme "Through the Looking Glass."

Save the date and don't be late Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 at Hotel Zaza Memorial City. Details coming soon!

Contact the Auction committee to volunteer in coordinating this magical event.
 

Have You Joined Yet?

Vidigami helps us create a treasury of memories highlighting a day in the life of HSES students and activities. You can help us too!

Being involved in school-wide and classroom activities, sharing photos you take while participating in these events, supplementing what teachers can provide by way of historical documentation are all ways you can support in this process to build digital memories.

Invite Family

We also invite grandparents and special family members to join our digital student portfolio. However, to protect the privacy of families and students in the virtual world, this application can only become accessible with the right permissions.

Complete the form to provide the correct contact information and acknowledgments.
Add Family Members
Our Media Specialists will offer free training sessions every Wednesday from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Library for the month of October.
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Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct. 14

* No School for PS, LS & MS
* EC Open

Tuesday, Oct. 15

* FFE annual giving launch
* PTO pumpkin sale begins
* LS & MS Chapel at 8:15 a.m.
* P4 Chapel at 9 a.m.
* P3 Chapel at 9:30 a.m.
* EC Chapel at 10 a.m.
* Soccer vs. Honor Roll at Eldridge Fields 4 p.m.
* 3rd grade Ecolink parent meeting at 6 p.m. in the Library

Wednesday, Oct. 16

* Vidigami parent training at 8 a.m. in the Library
* EC Chapel at 10 a.m.
* MS basketball tryouts 3:30-5 p.m. in the Gym
* MS winter sports meeting at 5 p.m. in the Gym

Thursday, Oct. 17

* LS & MS Chapel at 8:15 a.m.
* P4 Chapel at 9 a.m.
* P3 Chapel at 9:30 a.m.
* EHS visits 8th grade
* Kinder field trip to HMNS, Sugar Land
* Hispanic Heritage celebration

Friday, Oct. 18

* HSES spirit shirt with uniform bottoms
* StuCo elections in MS
* Athletic Team pictures at 2:30 p.m. in the Gym
* MS Neon Dance from 8 to 10 p.m. in Palmer Hall

Saturday, Oct. 19

* Musical auditions from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 502 - sign-up required

Tuesday, Oct. 22

* LS & MS Chapel at 8:15 a.m.
* P4 Chapel at 9 a.m.
* P3 Chapel at 9:30 a.m.
* EC Chapel at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

* Vidigami parent training at 8 a.m. in the Library
* EC Chapel at 10 a.m.
* Volleyball vs. Presbyterian JV at 4:30 p.m. & V at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 24

* 8th grade visits HCHS
* LS & MS Chapel at 8:15 a.m.
* P4 Chapel at 9 a.m.
* P3 Chapel at 9:30 a.m.
* Volleyball vs. Logos Prep at HSES 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 25

* HSES spirit shirt with uniform bottoms
* Blessings in a Backpack - 3rd & 8th grade at 8:15 a.m.
* 1st & 2nd grade field trip to HMNS

Sunday, Oct. 27

* Trunk or Treat at 5 p.m.
 

Blessings in a Backpack

October food focus: tomato sauce (24 oz. can)
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Holy Spirit Episcopal School offers an exemplary education for infants through grade eight that develops the whole child while achieving academic excellence in a dynamic, Christian-based environment.
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