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Wednesday Folder – November 2, 2016


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THES Art Trail

Travis Heights Art Trail This Weekend

Make art this weekend with Travis Heights Elementary during the Travis Heights Art Trail!  Kids Arts & Crafts, School Art Showcase, Large Scale Collaborative Art Activities, All Ages Welcome.  Saturday & Sunday, November 5th & 6th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Find us at the corner of Travis Heights Blvd & Bonham Terrace, (1419 Travis Heights Blvd).  Proceeds of event will benefit school art program.  More information at

Family Fun & Fitness has moved!

Attention 3rd-5th Grade Parents: Family Fun and Fitness Day has moved to the Fall! This year’s 3rd-5th Family Fun and Fitness Day will take place the morning of Friday, November 18th. Families are invited to join the fitness fun so mark your calendars!

Young Scientist Day is next week!

Thursday, November 10th is the 11th annual Young Scientist Day. In this annual event, scientists from around the city will come to engage our 3-5th graders in small group sessions on a variety of science topics while our younger students experience an exciting science presentation by UT’s Physics Circus. Check out the list of this year’s presenters here.


Plans are underway for Tamalada (Nov. 30th) & Cultural Festival 2016 (Dec.3rd) These fun annual traditions celebrate the diversity in our school with tamale making, performances, cultural tables, and a Mercado with items for sale. However additional planning volunteers are needed to make these events happen!

If you can help organize tamale making, solicit donations, or create children’s activities for the Tamalada, please contact Parent Support Specialist, Daniela Licona at or 512-414-3494.

If you can help arrange performers, organize decorations, manage the Cultural Tables or the Mercado please contact Jeniffer Barrera at If you would like to volunteer at the event, host a cultural table or rent a Mercado booth be sure to fill out the form from your Wednesday Folder and return it to the office!

Square 1 Art- Orders are due today! Packets were sent home with students last week, be sure to get your order in today if you want free shipping to the school. A portion of the profit benefits our art program.

Schoolwide Meeting & Performance

Mark your Calendar! Our School/PTA meeting and 2nd/3rd Grade performance is Thursday November 17th at 6pm.

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”>

Young Scientist Day
We are looking for a couple of volunteers to serve as session monitors during our Young Scientist Day, Thursday Nov. 10th, 9-11am. If you can help, please contact

School Supplies
Would you be interested in being able to buy all of your child’s school supplies online in one easy to order kit? It could happen! There are many companies who provide this type of service. We need a volunteer to research the options and work with the school/PTA on selecting one that would work best for our school. If you are interested in helping in this way, please contact

This week’s folder items:


2/3rd Performance
Thanksgiving Lunch
Square 1 Art
Cultural Festival

Read the eFolder for 11-02-16

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 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!