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Wednesday Folder – October 5, 2016

Hello Thunderbirds! I hope you have all gotten your alternative routes to school mapped out and working for you – you know – to avoid the the house stuck on Live Oak. Maybe someday it will find the place it belongs. We’re all rooting for you, house!

🎈 🎉 Carnival is coming! Carnival is coming! 🎈 🎉

👻 🎃 Mark your calendars for Friday 10/21 5-8pm! It’s gonna be so much fun! 👻 🎃

We need volunteers! Booth sign ups will be posted in the lobby this Friday morning. Please note the change – in previous years, you signed up for your classroom booth. But this year you have the freedom to choose whatever booth you want to work!

If you can help by donating food or be sure to return the flyer sent home last week.

And finally, TOYS! TOYS! TOYS! – We ask everyone, regardless of what you sign up to do, to sift through your child’s black hole of toys and drop off gently used (but ignored) toys to our big collection bin outside the office. These toys are used as our prizes and the kids adore them (and you get organized toy shelves… at least until Christmas.)

Thank you Thunderbirds! With your help we will have a fantastical and memory-lasting Fall Carnival 2016!

50 Cents a book! What a deal!

You probably know this already – if your kids are like mine – and begging for money for books but the THES Library’s Used Book Fair is going on now!

Come check out a wide variety of used books for your children. Money raised goes to buy new library books! 📚 📚

Where: THES School Library
When: 10/3 – 10/7 (Mon-Fri)
Time: 8-2 (closed between 11:15-noon)
Cost: $.50 a book

*Please feel free to donate any gently used books that are in need of a loving home.

Also be sure to read the administration newsletter in the pdf below!

And remember…

No School on Monday!!

Volunteer Corner

Help in the Library!
Our wonderful librarian, Mrs. Underwood, does an amazing job focusing on helping our students and, because of her focus on our Thunderbirds’ learning, her library cart often reaches maximum capacity. Volunteers are needed year round to help shelve books. Just head on down to the library anytime during school hours. The first time you go Ms. Underwood can show you the ropes and then you’ll be ready to drop in whenever you have a few minutes to spare. Even 5 or 10 minutes can be a big help.

Wednesday Folder Volunteers
Even though you are clearly an e-folder fan, we still have many families who need to receive their information in paper form. Volunteers are needed to fill these folders each Wednesday morning. It’s an easy task when we have lots of volunteers. Just swing by the cafeteria after drop off on Wednesdays, and stay as long as you are able. No commitment necessary, come when you can. This is also a great place to meet other parents and catch up on all the latest THES happenings. Hope to see you next Wednesday!

This week’s folder items:


School Lunch Menu
THES Newsletter

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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

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!