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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

  • 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 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.

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Thank you!