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Wednesday Folder – September 21, 2016

Hello Thunderbirds!

Hope your day is going well! I’ve got a bunch of announcements in the efolder today for you but first a BIG APPRECIATION PUMP! 💪 💪 💪 to all those who braved the heat and humidity and came out this past Saturday for Beautification Day! The grounds are looking awesome! Y’all are amazing!

And another APPRECIATION PUMP! 💪 💪 💪 to Ben Appl for organizing his 9th Beautification Day!! That’s a lot of beautification going on there (not to mention tacos and coffee!)

A Little Experiment

Today I am trying something different with the efolder pdfs. Usually I break up the pdf and provide each flier as a separate link. So that you, the reader, can pick and choose the order you want to read the fliers. However, this means there is a lot of clicking and loading to get through the folder. Today I am giving you one pdf of all the fliers together and I want to know what you think about it. Do you like one pdf combined or prefer them separate? Yay, nay, or it doesn’t matter. Select the option that best suits you.

Classroom Helpers

Want to have some fun with our Tiny Thunderbirds 🐣 🐥 🐣 ? We are looking for classroom helpers in some of our Pre-K and 1st grade classrooms. These classes are filled to the brim and teachers could use an extra pair of hands during busy times of day. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Coffee Chat ??

Looking for ways to find out what’s happening at Travis Heights? Be sure to stop in to our monthly Principal’s Coffee Chat. The first one of the year is September 30th at 8am. In addition to Q & A time with the principal, this month’s chat will include a presentation by AISD’s Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Specialist, Amber Pleasant.

Box tops

Box tops are back. Be sure to bring those box tops you’ve been collecting all summer to your child’s teacher before next Friday. The class with the most wins a popsicle party! See the attached flyer for additional collection deadlines throughout the year.

Wish List

Looking for small but effective ways to help the school? Consider donating items off the school’s wishlist. The attached flyer includes a list of items that are always in demand.

Volunteer Corner

Scientists Needed!
We are looking for additional Scientists to present at our annual Young Scientist Day on November 10th. If you or someone you know is a scientist who would enjoy leading a session for 3rd-5th grade students, please contact for more information.

Fundraising Data Entry
We are looking for an organized volunteer to help us with data entry and tracking in our online fundraising database. Work will need to be done from home on a computer with internet access. If you would like more information please contact

This week’s folder items:


Coffee Chat
Volunteer to help in Pre-K & 1st Classrooms
Box Tops
English Lessons

Read the efolder fliers for 09/21/16

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 28
    Coffee Chat

    Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am


    Join us this month for a helpful training on managing strong emotions in our children and implementing peace areas at home by our Travis Heights counselors. You’ll leave with some quick strategies to try at home, raffle items, and a make-and-take project for your child’s very own peace area. 

  • Feb 29
    Thunderbird Thrift Sale

    Time: 8:00 am-12:00 pm

    Location: THES gym


    Save the date and save your stuff! The 2nd Annual Thunderbird Thrift will take place in the gym from 8am-noon. This fun event was created last year to present a great way for our community to shop second hand and also help raise money for our school. 

    Please donate GENTLY USED CLOTHES, TOYS, BOOKS, HOUSEWARES, and ELECTRONICS. Ask your friends, neighbors & family if they have donations for the sale – the more inventory we have, the better the sale!

    Shop the sale early, and stick around for BEAUTIFICATION DAY! Just 30 minutes of gardening and clean-up can make a huge difference in how our campus looks and feels for our children.  The whole family is welcome!
    Contact Maria Bergh (, 512-585-2708) or Anna Roth (, 832-498-2398) with any questions or to schedule a donation drop-off.

  • Feb 29
    Winter Beautification

    Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm

  • Mar 03
    PTA Exec Board Meeting

    Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

    Location: THES Library


    Per PTA bylaws, only PTA Executive Board Members may attend.

  • Mar 06
    3rd-5th Shamrock Dance

    Time: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm


    This dance raises money for 4th grade to go to the Alamo. Only 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students may attend. No younger siblings or alumni allowed.

  • Mar 06
    Upper Grade Assembly

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Mar 07
    It's My Park Day: Clean up Blunn Creek!

    Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm


    Volunteers are encouraged to meet at Blunn Creek for a neighborhood park cleanup. Austin Parks Foundation will lend waders, grabbers, trash bags, and will also dispose of trash. Click here for more info! Please spread the word and help keep the park behind our school beautiful! 

  • Mar 11
    AISD Health Curriculum Informational Session

    Time: 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

  • Mar 12

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Mar 13
    Lower Grade Assembly

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

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Thank you!