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 every other month and all current Trinity parents are welcome. Volunteers are needed throughout the year to help with ongoing programs as well as one-off events.

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Contact

Questions? Email current Parent Council President Ellie Livesay,  21-22 Parent Council President Katy Dennison,  or Staff Liaison to Parent Council Mitzi Easley.

Volunteer Opportunities

Parent Council supports many 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. 

Not ready to volunteer yet? That's okay; meetings are a great way to meet other parents and hear updates on current topics. 

Parent Council Executive Board 2020-2021

President Ellie Livesay
Past President Chandler Ware
President Elect Katy Dennison
Secretary Melissa Casteluccio
Treasurer Sarah O'Hara
Vice President
Policy & Bylaws
Donna Baldwin
Vice President
Membership
Sara Evans
Member-at-Large Brittany Bailey
Member-at-Large Meredith Jarrett

Parent Council Committees 2020-2021

Art Show

Jane Black
Lesley Everett
Natalie Stanciu

Book Festival Sanieh Morgan
Jennifer Pyka
Cyndie Jensen
Carpool Dads Don Baker
Christmas Decorating Missy Nichols
Dads' Breakfast Lisle Whitworth
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Kristi Simmons
Grandparents Day Hallie McDonald
Jamie Chandlee
Lunch Amanda Cowan
Spirit Store

Katy Dennison
Nhi Prewitt
Amelie Sanders

Tornado Dads Michael Cronin
Trinity Olympics Candace Leak
Roseann Ferraro
Anne Harrington
Uniform Resale Johanna Peyton

Q&A With 20-21 Parent Council President, Ellie Livesay

 

This summer, Ellie Livesay began her role as our new Parent Council President. A Trinity mom of three, she values the connections she's made through Parent Council and believes every parent in the Trinity community has a gift to share. This school year will bring some challenges, but Ellie's determination to remain flexible and creative will keep it special for all Trinity families.

Q: Tell us about you, your family, and how you got involved with Parent Council.

A: My husband Grant and I have three kids at Trinity - Meg, second grade; Henry, third grade; and Claire, sixth grade. Grant and I appreciate the value of our own private school education, and we believe quality education during these early years fosters a love of learning - we think Trinity does just that! I co-chaired our sweet Grandparents' Day event a few years ago. This helped me realize how many fun events and programs that the Parent Council brings to our school community, and I knew I wanted to be more involved!

Q: With the particular challenges we're all facing going into this school year, how will Parent Council do things differently than in years past?

A: I truly believe that challenges create opportunities, and this year is an opportunity to be creative and flexible and see what greatness comes out of it. Some of our in-person events may look different this year, but we plan to make things as fun and special as possible for our community! 

Q: What are your Top 3 reasons why parents should get involved in Parent Council?

A: 1) It's a fun way to get to know other parents! 2) The more energy you invest in our Trinity community, the more connected you are! Like anything, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it! 3) We need YOU! Many hands (and minds!) make light work! Everyone has gifts to share and we always have a place to plug you in. Just email me at ellie621@gmail.com

Q: What's something most people don't know about Trinity Parent Council?

A: Every parent is a member and you are welcome at any and all meetings we hold. Meeting dates will be posted in News & Notes. We put on fun events like the Trinity Olympics, Art Show, Book Fair and so many more! 

Q: What would each of your children say is their favorite thing about school?

A: Meg loves reading and checking out as many books as possible from the library.  She is 100% sure she wants to be a librarian! My son Henry loves the chance to play soccer at recess and PE (shocker, right?!). Claire loves her small group in advisory, getting to know her teachers well, and time with her friends!