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Wednesday Folder – April 9, 2014

Hello Thunderbirds!

What did you think of that crazy hail storm on Monday? What a wild weather year we are having. I’m actually kind of enjoying the craziness – how about you?

This week we are having a special coffee chat on Friday with guest speaker Darla Caughey who is the Social Emotional Learning Specialist for THES. She will present on the program called Social Emotional Learning which is in it’s second year of implementation at THES.  Come on by the cafeteria for Starbucks coffee and an interesting chat.

Why do you love Travis Heights Elementary?

We are creating a short documentary film that showcases what is so unique and wonderful about this school. But we already know the answer – it’s people like you! Next Wednesday, April 16 and Thursday, April 17, please TAKE 5 MINUTES to share with us your personal story or just a few sentences of how this school affects your family’s life.

We want as many participants as possible!

Calling all artists!

Travis Heights Elementary is going to have the first annual Young Artists’ Workshop on May 16th. We need 15-17 artists of different types who are willing to provide workshops for students in grades 3-5. If interested email our intrepid PTA Vice President.

Have a happy Wednesday!

This week’s folder items:

Happening this Week

April 7, 2014: Poem in Your Pocket Week

April 11, 2014: Coffee Chat
Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am
Location: Cafeteria
Guest Speaker: Social Emotional Learning specialist Darla Coughey 

Happening in the future:

April 16th & 17th, 2014: Tell Us Why You Love Travis Heights!

Time:At DROPOFF (7-8AM) and PICKUP (2:30-3PM)
Location: Teacher’s Lounge
Description: Share with us your personal story or just a few sentences of how this school affects your family’s life.

April 18, 2014: Student/Staff Holiday: No School

April 24, 2014: Thunderboard Meeting
Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Location: Library
Description: Travis Heights Thunderboard Meeting – Open to all.

April 25, 2014: Family Fun Fitness 3rd through 5th


Travis Heights Video

Interested in Thunderboard?

Federal Report Card

Budget Meeting

April Lunch Menu

Social and Emotional Learning Coffee Talk

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Thank you!


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Principal’s Newsletter – April

Attendance Getting 95% of our student population has been a challenge for THES for the past 10 years. Currently we have less than 94% of our students in school daily! When students are not in school, they cannot learn. Our staff can create wonderful learning activities every day for your child. We can celebrate their […]

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Wednesday Folder – April 2, 2014

Hello Thunderbirds! Did you know that Friday is Thank Your School Librarian Day? Be sure to stop by and show your gratitude to our wonderful Librarian Ms. Underwood. In true Thunderbird spirit – she really rocks! Let her know how much she means to you and our school. We are truly lucky to have her! […]

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Wednesday Folder – March 26, 2014

Hello Thunderbirds! Hope everyone is doing well! We are ending the month of March and getting ready for April. Don’t forget this week is Scholastic Book Fair! Every day until March 28th in the library from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Thursday March 27th is Family Night until 8:00 p.m. and we’ll be selling snowcones […]

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Wednesday Folder – March 19, 2014

Welcome back from Spring Break! Hope you all enjoyed your week off and that the time change didn’t mess you up too badly. Can you believe we are entering the last 12 weeks of school already? And we’ve got a busy but fun time ahead of us. Starting off Travis Heights Elementarty and Austin Interfaith […]

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Wednesday Folder – March 5, 2014

Happy Wednesday All! Fifth graders are off on their Camp Champion adventure and Spring Break is around the corner! In other big news, Monday THES hosted an impromptu meeting and presentation to Randi Weingarten the president of the American Federation of Teachers, Eduaction Austin, AISD board members, Austin City Council members, media representatives and others. […]

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Wednesday Folder – Feb. 26, 2014

Happy Wednesday All! It’s another chilly day today, stay warm! This week we have a coffee chat with Ms. Robertson in the cafeteria, Friday 8 a.m. Coffee and snacks provided from Starbucks. Come chat, eat, and learn. Saturday March 1st is Spring Beautification Day. Meet at 8:30 a.m. in front of school for coffee and […]

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Wednesday Folder – Feb. 19, 2014

Happy Wednesday All! Our 18th annual Young Writers’ Workshop will be held this Thursday, February 20th. YWW is a wonderful day on which authors, poets, playwrights, song-writers, and journalists volunteer their time to share their love of writing with our 3rd through 5th graders. If you want to be amazed by the quality of writers […]

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Wednesday Folder – Feb. 12, 2014

Happy Wednesday All. The I THES Fundraiser ends this Friday!! So far we have a little over $5000 dollars on our way to the $10,000 goal! Please spread the word to friends and family – you can download and send them the flyer or use the one your received in your paper folder. The donation […]

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Kids learn by doing!

Service Learning at THES: Kids learn by doing, and the community benefits. This academic year Travis Heights Elementary School (THES) incorporated a number of new initiates to the campus, all of which support the school’s motto: Learn, Serve and Lead. One of those initiatives, Service Learning, offers an exciting vehicle for students to connect in meaningful […]

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