Hello & Welcome to Hallettsville Elementary

Hello, my name is Trina Sitka Patek and I have been working and learning in the field of Education for the past 25 years. I began my career as a Kindergarten and Reading Intervention teacher. Eventually, I obtained a Masters degree in Administration & Supervision and served HES as principal for 11 years. Most recently, I returned to graduate school and received my School Counselor certification. Currently, I serve HISD as the District Testing Coordinator and HES Counselor

I have 4 beautiful children ( Ashten, Alexandra, Autumn & Trace) with my husband Terry. We enjoy family time, cheering for the Brahmas, Longhorn Football, Ranger Baseball, summer beach trips and spending time with our 5 dogs. I'm known for always having my camera and trying to "freeze frame" time.

Recent Posts

It's never too early to start teaching children life skills. See the attached checklists for kids and teens ages 3-18.

Cool School Anti-Bullying

There’s nothing worse than seeing a child who has been bullied and not knowing how to help. So often kids bully when adults aren’t around. Even if you as the teacher can step in and put a stop to behavior that you see in class, you know that there are probably things happening behind the scenes that you are missing. One of the most powerful things a teacher can do to stop bullying is teach students how to handle themselves when they come face-to-face with a bully.

2015 National Red Ribbon Photo Contest

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Pledge to Grow Up Safe, Healthy, & Drug Free By:
* Understanding the dangers of drug use and abuse.
* Respecting yourself and being drug free.
* Spreading the word to family and friends about the importance of being healthy and drug free.