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Wednesday Folder – May 11, 2016

Hello Thunderbirds!

Have you registered for school next year

It only takes a few minutes to register and the registration numbers are what counts when AISD allots THES with teachers, staff and money.
The earlier you register the more accurate our numbers will be for AISD.
Register now at

Final Week For Box Tops!

Grab that stack of box tops you’ve collected and give them to your teacher to turn in for cash for our school! This week is the last week to turn them in for this school year.

Garage Sale this Saturday May 14!

Don’t forget to donate that pile of stuff you’ve been meaning to take to Goodwill. Bring it by the school and know that your clutter is funding our kids!

There will also be hamburgers and veggie burger plates for sale. More info in the flier below.

Family Fun & Fitness

We still need volunteers for these family fun events. If you are interested email Ms. Collins at linda.l.collins @ austinisd .org or call 512-414-3399

Pre-K through 2nd Grade is Wednesday, May 18th 8:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.
Please drop off snacks on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.
Snack Assignments:

  • Pre-k: Oranges
  • Kinder: Bananas
  • 1st: Pickles
  • 2nd: Apples

3rd through 5th Grade is Friday, May 20th 8:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.
Please drop off snacks on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.
Snack Assignments:

  • 3rd: Oranges
  • 4th: Bananas
  • 5th: Pickles

Fare Thee Well!

We are bidding farewell to some amazing teachers this year. We wish them well on their journey and are grateful that they have touched our lives and been such an integral part of our community. More information about each teacher is in the flier below but here is a list of the teachers departing.

Adiós Amigos! You will be missed!

  • Ann Billups
  • Cesar Carrizales
  • Brandon Ligon
  • Erika Nunez
  • Ysabel Peña
  • Kimberly Tompkins


Travis Heights needs you on May 18th!

We need your support for our school! Travis Heights PTA and Austin Interfaith are holding a Community Action meeting on May 18th at 7:15pm at the gym. What’s a Community Action Meeting? This is a chance for our community to meet with elected officials from the city council and school board to ask for their support on issues that are impacting our school and neighborhood. Topics to be discussed include: affordable housing in our attendance zone, funding for the school (including Primetime and our Parent Support Specialist), and Alcohol sales near schools. If you care about any of these issues, please plan to attend. Your presence can make a difference!

Volunteer Corner

Young Artist Workshop Needs Volunteers- May 25th!
We are so excited to present the 3rd Annual Young Artists’ Workshop on Wednesday, May 25th! Similar to the Young Writers’ Workshop and Young Scientists’ Day, this unique event will give our students the opportunity to experience and learn about the many ways in which art can play an important part of their lives, either as a creative outlet or even possibly as a profession.

Students in 3rd, 4th & 5th grade will attend two creative workshops led by local Austin artists. These students will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of artistic presentations including drawing, painting, design, ceramics, and more!

How can you help? We need volunteers to assist the artist in their workshops. We are also providing a small coffee breakfast and lunch for the artists and we need volunteers to set up & clean up.

Sign up online now!

Summer Chicken Crew
We are working on creating a team of volunteers to help care for the THES chickens over the summer. Training will be provided and we are looking for families to take care of the chickens for a week at a time. This will involve coming to the school daily to feed/water, clean the coop and let them roam free for a bit. If you are interested in helping out, please email volunteers @ travisheightselementary .com.

To find our more, please contact
Click here, to see other current needs.

This week’s folder items:


Dual Language UT Study

Family Fun & Fitness

End Of Year Events and Notes

Farewell To Teachers Leaving THES

Community Action Alcohol Sales

Message from the School Nurse

Garage Sale

Box Tops Due

Upcoming Events

May 11, 2016
STAAR 5th Science

May 12, 2016
STAAR Makeups

May 13, 2016
STAAR Makeups

Box Tops Due

5th Grade Field Trip

PreK-1st Assembly
Time: 7:35 am-8:00 am

May 14, 2016
Garage Sale- Sponsored by 4th Grade
Time: 7:00 am-2:00 pm

May 16, 2016
4th & 5th Field Trip

1st Grade Swimming Starts

May 17, 2016
PK Field Trip

May 18, 2016
Family Fun & Fitness PK-2nd
Time: 8:00 am-12:30 pm

Travis Heights Community Action Meeting
Time: 7:15 pm-8:15 pm

May 20, 2016
2nd-5th Assembly
Time: 7:35 am-8:00 am

Family Fun & Fitness 3rd-5th
Time: 8:00 am-11:00 am

May 23, 2016
4th Grade Field Trip

3rd Grade Awards
Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am

May 25, 2016
Young Artist Workshop

May 26, 2016
Kinder Awards
Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am

1st Grade Awards
Time: 9:00 am-10:00 am

May 26, 2016
2nd Grade Awards
Time: 10:00 am-11:00 am

May 27, 2016
No School; Bad Weather Makeup day

May 30, 2016
No School- Memorial Day

May 31, 2016
1st Grade End of Year Party

May 31, 2016
4th Grade Awards
Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am

June 1, 2016
Last Day of School!

Kinder End of Year Party

2nd End of Year Party

5th Grade Awards and Continuation

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Thank you!