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Wednesday Folder – September 14, 2016


Free Tacos & Coffee This Saturday!!

Come by the school Saturday morning to get your free breakfast tacos and Starbucks coffee and start your morning right!

And maybe, just perhaps, after indulging, you may feel the urge to pull some weeds, or rake some leaves, or, I don’t know… pick up some garbage. (Who can predict what you will be inspired to do)

And if you do decide to do these things, then you will be officially participating in Beautification Day 2016! Yay you!

We’ll be at school from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Bring kids, friends, your neighbor … anyone who wants to come help out. All welcome!!

Oh and if you bring tools – label them with your name so you can be sure to leave with them. 🙂

Volunteer Training

Looking to get involved at THES? Want to help in your child’s classroom or chaperone a field trip? Awesome! Your next step is to attend a Volunteer Training (required every 2 years).

The next Volunteer training dates are:

  • Thursday, Sept. 15th, 6pm
  • Tuesday, Sept. 20th, 8am
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27th, 1:30pm


Did you know that you can have lunch with your child every Wednesday and Friday? It’s true and has been a respected tradition at THES for a few years now.

Here’s the deal:
1. Enter by pressing the buzzer at the front door.
2. Check in with the office first. You MUST receive a ‘Visitor” badge.
3. Meet your child in the cafeteria and find out where his/her class will be after lunch.
4. Sit with your child at the lunch table or head to the picnic tables outside. Other options, bring a picnic blanket and book and sit outside on the grass under a shady tree. Read, play cards, and make sure your child eats : )
5. Pick up your cafeteria tray/lunch items and any waste that may have dropped around your eating area and throw it away in the cafeteria.
6. Drop your child off with his/her class and check out as a ‘visitor’ with the office.


p.s., Remember, this is time for you and your child only (no other children can join you : )

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Upcoming Events

  • Apr 24
    Know Your Rights Session

    Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am

  • Apr 25
    Fresa's Profit Share

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm


    Join us for a beautiful meal under a canopy of historic Oak trees at Fresa's on South First for our first THES night! Fresa's has generously offered to donate 5% of their profits! 1703 S. 1st Street, Austin, Texas 78704

  • Apr 25
    Kinder Field Trip (2 classes)

    Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

  • Apr 26
    Kinder Field Trip (2 classes)

    Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

  • Apr 27
    Poem In Your Pocket Day

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

    Location: Your Pocket Day


    Write your own poem on an index card. Carry your “Pocket Poem” with you all day and read it out loud to at least five people. Ask each of your listeners to sign the back of your card. After you have five signatures on the back of your card, show it to Mrs. Underwood for a special “Poem in Your Pocket” day treat!

  • Apr 27
    Parent Compact Meeting

    Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm


    Calling ALL parents and guardians to review and help us modify our Title 1 Compact for 2017-18 school year.

    • PK-2nd grade: Thursday April 27, 2017
    • 3rd-5th grade: Thursday May 4, 2017
    *If you cannot make it on the assigned day, feel free to come to the next session.

    WHERE: Cafeteria

    TIME: 5:30 p.m.

    Child care and food will be provided.

  • Apr 28
    Upper grade assembly (2nd-5th)

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Apr 28
    Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

    Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am

  • Apr 28
    5th grade field trip

    Time: 9:00 am-2:00 pm

  • May 01
    Teacher Appreciation Week

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • May 02
    PTA Executive Board Meeting

    Time: 4:30 pm-6:00 pm


    All are welcome! Typically held in the Library.

  • May 03
    Kinder Field Trip

    Time: 9:00 am-2:00 pm

  • May 03
    Advocacy Team Meeting

    Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm


    In the THES Library

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Thank you!