Parent Council

Plenty of Ways to Plug In

Trinity Episcopal School's Parent Council is a volunteer group that supports our school and our core values through programs, activities and events. The group is for parents, by parents, and it exists to further the school's mission to nurture each child academically, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Every Trinity parent is a member, and we encourage all to get involved. 

Whether you have a lot of time to share or just a little, we hope you will take the time to engage with the parent community at Trinity. The council meets monthly on campus. A representative from the school is always present to provide an update or educate the parent community on a timely subject. Volunteers are welcome throughout the year to help with ongoing programs as well as one-off events.

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Questions? Email 2018-2019 Parent Council President Ellen Navarre or Senior Director of Development Taylor Fry.

Volunteer Opportunities

Parent Council supports more than 20 different programs and events at Trinity, and we welcome volunteers to help throughout the year. We encourage moms, dads and grandparents to participate in Parent Council. All parents are welcome to attend committee meetings, even if you're not yet on a committee. Meetings are hosted on the second Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. in the Lower School library.

Not ready to volunteer yet? That's okay; meetings are a great way to meet other parents and hear updates on current topics. There's also a new Parent Council coffee and general meeting once a trimester where the parent community can get to know one another and feel more connected to the school through a school‑representative speaker.

Volunteer Year-Round

Carpool Dads

Join Trinity dads in opening car doors Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8 a.m. This is a fun way to meet the students, faculty and staff, and other dads. Often the carpool dads meet for breakfast after duty.

Lunch Service

Trinity's Parent Council serves lunch to both Lower School and Middle School students from 11 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. every school day of the year. It's a great chance to see your child during the school day.

Membership Services

Coordinate and prepare refreshments for various school functions. Events include the snow cone party, back‑to‑school night, new parent orientation and more.

Faculty / Staff Appreciation Lunches

Help us say “thanks” to the very special people who nurture our children each day. Coordinate lunches and special treats for Trinity teachers and administrators throughout the year.

Spirit Store

Help sell T‑shirts, pencils, frisbees, etc. for parents and students. This committee has a blast selecting, ordering and selling Trinity goods throughout the school year.

Tornado Committee

Help plan and execute two spirit nights: one in the fall and one in the spring. Make locker tags for sports teams, academic achievements and arts performances.

Volunteer for Special Events

Uniform Exchange

Dates Vary

Are you mad for plaid? Collect, sort and sell donated, gently worn Trinity uniforms in the fall and spring.

Dads' Breakfast


Help coordinate the annual Dads’ Breakfast, which includes a morning meal and a keynote speaker.

Book Festival

Early November

We partner with Book People for a week-long festival of books and reading to raise money for our libraries. Parents can help with publicity, special events, recommended reads and more.

Christmas Décor

Late November

Help get the school get in the holiday spirit and deck the halls for December. This job is once a year and a great way to get in the holiday spirit. It is usually done over a weekend.

Grandparents & Special Friends Day

Early February

Help us welcome grandparents and special friends to campus, where they visit classrooms and learn about life at Trinity.

A Night to Shine


This fundraising gala features great food, music, dancing, and both silent and live auctions. All funds raised from this event are distributed to the financial assistance and faculty professional development programs.

Art Show

Late April

No artistic ability is required for this one: come help set up the spring art show by mounting students’ art on paper frames and hanging the art around campus.

Trinity Olympics

Mid May

This all-time favorite Trinity event is similar to a field day. It features food, yard games, water slides, a bounce house and more.



Parent Council Executive Board 2019-2020

President Chandler Ware
Former President Ellen Navarre
President Elect Ellie Livesay
Secretary Melissa Casteluccio
Treasurer Sarah O'Hara
Vice President
Policy & Bylaws
Leah Belew
Vice President
Sarah Evans
Member-at-Large Stefanie Moore
Member-at-Large Julie Knox
Member-at-Large Johanna Peyton

Parent Council Committees 2019-2020

Art Show Jane Black
Kristen Nix
Book Festival Katy Dennison
Karen Broaddus
Sanieh Morgan
Carpool Dads Don Baker
Christmas Decorating Missy Nichols
Gretchen Scardino
Dads' Breakfast Lisle Whitworth
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Joelle Beisner
Melissa Byrkit
Grandparents Day Brittany Bailey
Hallie McDonald
Lunch Sarah Bralower
Spirit Store

Kristin Knight
Kristi Simmons
Jill Hughes

Tornado Committee

Maribel Sierra
Tornado Dads George Peyton
Trinity Olympics Christina Davenport
Caroline Trube
Ashli Knust
Uniform Resale Abigail Donovan
Lisa Idnani