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Travis Heights Elementary School

Travis Heights Elementary School

Wednesday Folder – November 30, 2016

Hello Thunderbirds!

Tamalada is tonight! 🌽

Join us for this Travis Heights holiday tradition! We will be making Tamales from 3-6pm in the Cafeteria. Never made Tamales before? No problem! This is a great place to learn while spending time with others in your school community. There will be activities for the children too, so bring the whole family and join the fun.
Then, be sure to come back Saturday, Dec. 3rd for the…

Cultural Festival!

From 10am -noon we will be celebrating the diversity that makes up our school community. At the festival you will be able to:

  • Enjoy performances by the Choir & Ballet Folklorico.
  • Visit tables representing cultures from around the world.
  • Do some holiday shopping at the Mercado where there will be a variety of crafts and other items for sale.
  • Buy Tamales made at the Tamalada! (12/doz., while supplies last)

Cultural Festival is always a lot of fun so be sure not to miss it!

Friday is Coffee Chat!

Be sure to stop in and enjoy some fresh coffee while we discuss the topic of Special Education. As always, there will also be an opportunity for Q& A with the principal regarding whatever is on your mind!

Tuesday, Dec 6th – Picture Retakes

If you are like me and you like to see the proofs for your child’s pictures before you order, you will notice that this year proofs weren’t sent home this year for environmental reasons. Saving trees and all that. 🙂 You can still see the proofs by emailing and tell them your child’s name, grade and teacher and of course, that you are at THES and they will email you your proof.

Then if you want a retake – fill out the form in the pdf below and return to your teacher. Also if you did purchase a photo and wish to have pictures retaken, you will need to return the original pictures in order to get your photo redone.

Volunteer Corner

Fundraising Team 💰
Are you interested in supporting the innovative educational programs at Travis Heights? Consider joining the fundraising team. Volunteers are needed to help with the annual PTA fundraiser in February. Please contact for more information.

Help in the Library! 📚
Our wonderful librarian, Mrs. Underwood, does an amazing job focusing on helping our students and, because of her focus on our Thunderbirds’ learning, her library cart often reaches maximum capacity. Volunteers are needed year round to help shelve books. Just head on down to the library anytime during school hours. The first time you go Ms. Underwood can show you the ropes and then you’ll be ready to drop in whenever you have a few minutes to spare. Even 5 or 10 minutes can be a big help.

This week’s folder items:


Cultural Festival
Picture Retakes
Coffee Chat
Teacher Appreciation
Magnet School Application Help

Read the efolder for 11/30/16

Upcoming Events

  • Dec 03
    Cultural Festival

    Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm


    Join us for performances, a craft Mercado, tamales, and cultural tables hosted by THES families!

  • Dec 06
    Picture Retakes - Fall Individual

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Dec 06
    PTA Executive Board Meeting

    Time: 4:30 pm-6:00 pm


    All are welcome! Typically held in the Library.

  • Dec 07
    Advocacy Team meeting

    Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm


    Held in the Library

  • Dec 08
    3rd Grade Field Trip

    Time: 10:15 am-1:15 pm

  • Dec 08
    Thunderboard Meeting

    Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm


    In the Library

  • Dec 09
    Upper grade assembly (3rd-5th)

    Time: 7:35 am-8:00 am

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While our goal is to move most communications to digital methods some documents need to be delivered in hard copies so please continue to check your paper Wednesday Folder every week, sign and return it on Thursday.

Thank you!

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Wednesday Folder – November 16, 2016

Hello Thunderbirds Science Fair Parent Training- Tonight 6pm! Wondering how Science Fair works? Not sure of the best way to help your student complete their project? Then tonight’s Science Fair Parent Training is for you! Science Fair Projects are required for 3rd-5th grade students and are optional for lower grades. School Meeting & Performance this […]

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Wednesday Folder – November 9, 2016

Hello Thunderbirds Young Scientist Day is Thursday Thursday, November 10th is the 11th annual Young Scientist Day. In this annual event, scientists from around the city will come to engage our 3-5th graders in small group sessions on a variety of science topics while our younger students experience an exciting science presentation by UT’s Physics […]

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Wednesday Folder – November 2, 2016

Hola Thunderbirds! Travis Heights Art Trail This Weekend Make art this weekend with Travis Heights Elementary during the Travis Heights Art Trail!  Kids Arts & Crafts, School Art Showcase, Large Scale Collaborative Art Activities, All Ages Welcome.  Saturday & Sunday, November 5th & 6th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Find us at the corner of Travis Heights Blvd […]

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Wednesday Folder – October 26, 2016

Hello Thunderbirds! Thank You All!!! Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Fall Carnival a smashing success! It was so much fun and so great to see everyone there! We’ll have more information on the money raised once all the receipts are in, but we are on track to beat last year’s totals! […]

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Wednesday Folder – October 19, 2016

Hola Thunderbirds! 👻 Carnival is this Friday! 👻 We Need Cakes! 🎂 🎂 Any Kind, Any Size, Any Shape, Homemade or Store Bought! Grade Level food donations: Pre-K: Cookies Kinder: Fresh Fruit 1st: Bottled Water or Yogurt Tubes 2nd: Beef Hot Dogs or Buns 3rd: Shredded Cheddar Cheese or Round Tortilla Chips 4th: Tortillas (corn […]

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Wednesday Folder – October 12, 2016

Hello Thunderbirds! Hope you all are having a fabulous Wednesday and enjoying these awesome cool mornings! Fall is here! Yay! And to celebrate we are having our annual… Fall Carnival in two weeks! Please volunteer to help at a booth. The sign ups are in the foyer. Also don’t forget to bring in your gently […]

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