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Wednesday Folder – October 26, 2016

Hello Thunderbirds!

Thank You All!!!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Fall Carnival a smashing success! It was so much fun and so great to see everyone there!

We’ll have more information on the money raised once all the receipts are in, but we are on track to beat last year’s totals!

5th grade leaves for Camp Champions

You may have noticed all the bags in the foyer this morning. Today our intrepid 5th Graders head off for 3 days and two nights on a educational team building adventure. This is an annual trip that all the 5th grade classes get to take. They have a blast learning in nature and come back with so many stories. I can’t wait to hear about this year’s adventure.

Learn more about this amazing experience here:

Thursday 10/27 6pm- Final Volunteer Training of the semester

Pajama Day!

Reminder that on Mon. 10/31 we will be having Pajama day instead of wearing costumes to school

Coffee chat: Friday, Oct. 28th, 8am

Do you have questions about the STAAR test or our school’s scores? Do you wonder how it connects with our 4 educational pillars? Then this Friday’s coffee chat is the one for you! Join Principal Roberston in the cafeteria at 8am for a discussion of all things STAAR.

Square 1 Art

Order forms are in your folder. The deadline for ordering with free shipping is next week so be sure to get those in right away! They make great holiday gifts and the proceeds support the school.

Volunteer Corner

Pre-K Volunteers
We still need additional volunteers to help support our Pre-K classrooms. If you are able to help 8:30-9:30 Monday, Tuesday or Thursday morning or 1-2pm Tuesday, Thursday or Friday afternoon please contact

Tamalada & Cultural Festival
These two annual community events are quickly approaching- Tamalada (Nov. 30) and Cultural Festival (Dec. 3rd). If you are able to help with planning for either of these events, please let us know ( The more helpers we have, the easier the planning is!

ESL Volunteers
Our Parent Support Specialist is looking for some volunteers to help with ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for our parents. If you are interested in learning more about how you can help, please contact Daniela Licona at 512-414-3494 or

Square 1 Art
Our fabulous Art teacher, Ms. Isoline-Webb could use a parent volunteer to help her organize the Square 1 Art fundraiser. Contact for more info!

This week’s folder items:


Pajama Day
Square 1 Art
Coffee Chat
DL meeting
DL Study

Read the efolder for 10-26-16

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 25
    Young Writers' Workshop

    Currently Happening Now

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • 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! 

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Thank you!