Top Nav

Travis Heights Elementary School PTA > PTA > Wednesday Folder – May 18, 2016

Wednesday Folder – May 18, 2016

Hello Thunderbirds!

Phew! I just got back from Family Fun & Fitness Day and we all had so much fun! There was rope climbing, sack races, hula hoops and pickles for all! (Why pickles? Well, because, pickles!)



One Done. One To Go!

Family Fun & Fitness continues on Friday for the older kids. From 8-11 come jump rope, juggle with scarves, and new this year, archery! Don’t forget to bring your snack on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.. Here’s the list:

  • 3rd: Oranges
  • 4th: Bananas
  • 5th: Pickles (As Thunderbirds can attest… Best. Snack. Ever.)

Important Community Action Meeting Tonight!

We need your support for our school! Travis Heights PTA and Austin Interfaith are holding a Community Action meeting TONIGHT at 7:15pm at the gym. We will be asking the elected officials from the city council and school board to pledge 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! Child Care is available.

End of the Year Awards Schedule

Come see these amazing kiddos get recognized for all their incredible learning and growing they have done this year!

May 23, 2016
3rd Grade Awards: 8:00 am-9:00 am

May 26, 2016
Kinder Awards: 8:00 am-9:00 am
1st Grade Awards: 9:00 am-10:00 am
2nd Grade Awards: 10:00 am-11:00 am

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

June 1, 2016
5th Grade Awards and Continuation

Young Artist Workshop is 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 here:

Volunteer Corner

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@

Help Save Fall Carnival
A THES tradition since the 1950s, Fall Carnival is a night filled with games, food, and fun, all while raising money to support our school! Help us keep this awesome tradition alive by volunteering as Carnival Coordinator or Co-Coordinator. Duties include supervising teams of volunteers to organize games/booths, provide publicity, recruit volunteers and arrange for logistics at the event. These teams all need volunteers as well. We’d hate to see this beloved tradition disappear due to lack of leadership- Please Volunteer!

To see other volunteer needs for next year, please check out our volunteers page:

Austin Emergency Center Logo

Wellness Wednesday from Austin Emergency Center

Austin Emergency Center will be providing useful heath information and tips in our efolder on most Wednesdays. Thank you Austin Emergency Center!

Today click on the link below and you can learn about snake bites! (shudder)

Wellness Wednesday from Austin Emergency Center – Snake Bites

This week’s folder items:


Summer Meals

South Austin Martial Arts

Young Artist’s Workshop

UT Lab Study for Bilingual Children

Community Action Meeting

Upcoming Events

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

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

Do you have information or an event to submit to THES’s Wednesday Folder? Please visit our Folder FAQ 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.

Thank you!