It’s the 3rd day of school… How is your week going? Getting back into the routine can be hard on all of us, kids, parents, faculty, and staff. There is a lot of stuff to take in and learn, but don’t worry, it will all come together and soon you’ll be moving through the school like an expert!
Today is the first Wednesday Folder of the year, and it’s a full one! Be sure to read everything in the folder, sign, and return it to your teacher on Thursday.
Please note: We always need volunteers on Wednesday mornings to meet in the cafeteria after drop off to stuff folders. It is a fun and easy way to get those volunteer hours knocked out and you get to meet and talk with other parents. It’s also a great way to keep up with the school news and info.
Mark your calendars: Sept. 11, 2014 is Back to School Night!
This annual event welcomes parents to THES for an evening of important information. Parents will visit the Special Areas (Art Room, Music Room, Library, Computer Lab, Gym), meet as a community in the gym to discuss goals for the year with our PTA board, and then meet with their child’s teachers in the classroom. We hope all parents can make it!
5-6pm: Visit Special Areas (Art Room, Music Room, Library, Computer Lab, Gym)
6-6:30pm: Meet in Gym for Parent/Teacher Group Meeting
6:30-7:15: Meet Your Child’s Teacher (Classroom #1)
7:20-8pm: Meet Your Child’s Teacher (Classroom #2)
There is much more information to come so here are all the ways to stay connected with the school and stay up to date with everything.
How To Stay Connected
Take a few minutes, read this over, and sign up to get current communications about school happenings and events:
Fill out a Thunderword Directory information sheet so room parents and volunteers can send grade/class related communications to you. (You can elect to not have your contact information published in a directory, but still provide the best way to contact you so you can be informed!)
- Visit our website at https://www.travisheightselementary.com
- Wednesday Folders are sent home every Wednesday with your child and contain lots of useful information each week! Read/keep the information inside, sign the outside of the folder and return the folder back to school on Thursday. You can also subscribe to the digital version on the school website.
- Join our Travis Heights Elementary “ThunderWord” listserv for announcements and updates via email. Go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/THESpta/ to subscribe.
- Subscribe to our online calendar and important school dates will automatically appear in your google or ical calendars! Go to www.travisheightselementary.com/calendar, scroll down and click on the appropriate red “Subscribe” button. There is also a link for help if you need additional instructions.
Join these lists/websites to connect to families in your neighborhood.
SRCC – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SouthRiverAustin
Bouldin – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BCNA/
Travis Heights’ Parents – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/THMoms
Have a great week!
This week’s folder items:
Up Coming Events
September 1, 2014: Labor Day: No School!
Time: 12:00 am-12:00 am
September 5, 2014: PTA Executive Board Meeting
Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Location: Library – Open to all to attend
September 11, 2014: Back to School Night/PTA Meeting
Time: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
September 13, 2014: Active Play Initiative: Painting Day for Active Walk Areas
Time: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Location: THES School Grounds
Do you have information or an event to submit to THES’s Wednesday Folder? Please visit our Folder FAQ page and archive page for submission requirements and guidelines.
To subscribe to Wednesday eFolders and have the eFolder delivered to your inbox, please use the subscribe form in the footer of the website.
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.